- As we have noted, Randy Orton dislocated his shoulder at WWE's Tribute to The Troops tapings a few weeks back. The injury actually came when Orton simply threw a punch in the tag match he worked. Orton was immediately in a lot of pain but WWE trainers popped his shoulder back into the socket and he finished the match, including a RKO at the end.
- THQ owes WWE $45 million as one of their largest unsecured creditors according to a report by Bloomberg. As noted on Wednesday, WWE announced they will be “actively participating” in THQ’s bankruptcy proceedings.
Hogan Says He Wants To Win The TNA World Heavyweight Title
The Guardian UK Newspaper has published a story
featuring the Christmas with-list of Celebrities. TNA Star Hulk Hogan put
winning the TNA World Heavyweight Title on his wishlist. He was quoted as
"I've had eight
back surgeries, I've had knee replacements, I've had both hip replacements. I
only need one more surgery – to fix my right knee – then I'm going to go for the
TNA world title. I want to be 59 years old and be the
Hogan also mentioned he wanted a 747 jet, a full head of
hair and his youth back.
WWE Super SmackDown Results 12/18/12 By Marc Middleton Dec 18, 2012 - 10:00:51 PM
- Tonight's WWE Super SmackDown opens up with a look at Big E Langston debuting on RAW and attacking John Cena plus Big Show and Sheamus.
- We're live from Pittsburgh as Josh Mathews welcomes us. We go right to the ring to The Miz for another episode of MizTV. Miz brings out his guests - Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee. They come out together and Big E Langston is with them. They stop and kiss before heading down to the ring.
Miz asks AJ why and she asks why did John Cena play with her heart. AJ thought their kiss was the start of something beautiful but she was wrong. She says Cena was just playing with her heart and emotions. The crowd chants "AJ's crazy" and she gets upset. AJ says Cena wanted to keep her hidden like his dirty little secret. AJ says Cena was supposed to be different from CM Punk and Daniel Bryan. AJ says Cena broke her heart so she helped Ziggler break Cena. Miz asks Ziggler if he's aboard the crazy train and Langston steps in between them. AJ introduces Big E Langston. She says he's a friend of hers and hates when people use the crazy word to describe her. AJ tells her to skip around the ring while he thinks of an apology. Ziggler speaks now and calls Miz clueless.
Ziggler says AJ is passionate, not crazy. He learned that when she gave him the hottest kiss in RAW history and then brought Big E Langston in. Ziggler says he stole the show and Cena's girlfriend. Miz says they deserve each other. Miz knocks Ziggler and Ziggler just backs away. Langston levels Miz with a huge short arm clothesline. Langston scoops Miz and hits his finisher, the same one he used on Cena. AJ skips around Ziggler and Langston as they stand over Miz. We see JBL is on commentary with Michael Cole and Mathews.
- Booker T is backstage when Teddy Long walks up. Long has someone he wants Booker to give a shot to and it's Brad Maddox. Booker says he doesn't trust Maddox and Teddy asks him if he's afraid of a little controversy. Teddy says the kid is hungry and is trying to earn a contract. Booker tells Teddy to inform Maddox he will learn of his opponent right before the match.
Damien Sandow vs. Sin Cara
Damien Sandow is out next and he has Cody Rhodes with him. Out next comes Sin Cara. Rey Mysterio's music hits to come out next but he never shows up. The bell rings and they lock up. They break and go at it again. Cara with kicks. Cara misses the back elbow and Sandow goes to the floor becoming back in. More back and forth. Cara with a big arm drag and a springboard dropkick.
Cara takes out Sandow but gets pulled to the floor by Rhodes. Sandow brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. Sandow works Cara over and suplexes him for a 2 count. Sandow goes on but misses the Elbow of Disdain. Cara rolls him up for 2. Sandow with a clothesline and more shots to the head. Sandow works Cara over on the apron now. Sandow with another 2 count. Cara fights up and out. Sandow charges in the corner but Cara moves. Cara with kicks and punches. Cara with a big springboard back elbow. Cara with a hurricanrana and more kicks. Cara with a high crossbody for another 2 count. Cara dropkicks Sandow and he goes to the floor. Cara leaps out and dives onto Sandow and Cody on the floor. We see Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins coming through the crowd. They slide Rey Mysterio's mask into Cara. Sandow takes advantage and hits the neckbreaker for the win.
Winner: Damien Sandow
- After the match, The Shield enter the ring and beat Cara down. They hold Cara down while Rollins goes to the top and comes down with a knee drop on Cara's injured knee. The Shield leave as officials check on Cara.
Santino Marella vs. Tensai
We go to the ring and out first comes Santino Marella. Out next is Tensai and he's ready to fight after being made fun of at The Slammys. The fans start chanting "Albert." Tensai drops Santino first and starts working him over. Santino gets dropped on his face and Tensai drops an elbow. Tensai talks some trash and smacks Santino before taking him to the corner for more.
Tensai goes on and gets a 2 count. Tensai drops Santino with a headbutt and drops another elbow. He does the same sequence for another 2 count. Santino finally fights back and scoop slams Tensai. Santino with a headbutt. Santino pulls out the Cobra but Tensai blocks it and applies a sleeper hold. Santino tries for the Cobra again and breaks the hold. Santino hits the Cobra but it does nothing. Tensai drops him. Tensai goes for a splash but Santino moves and rolls him up for the win.
Winner: Santino Marella
- The announcers discuss The Shield before showing footage of Superstar of the Year at RAW, including Ric Flair's return and CM Punk appearing. We see The Shield attacking Flair and then Ryback, Kane and Daniel Bryan making the save.
- Team Hell No are backstage with Kofi Kingston. Kane says Kofi needs eyes in the back of his head for their match tonight. Kofi tells them he needs to get his hands on Wade Barrett. Bryan is still upset about not winning the Slammy for "LOL Moment" last night.
Wade Barrett, Darren Young and Titus O'Neil vs. Kane, Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston
We go to the ring and out first comes Wade Barrett. His partners Darren Young and Titus O'Neil are out next. Out next comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston followed by Tag Team Champions Team Hell No.
Titus and Kofi start things off. Kofi goes right to the floor and attacks Barrett. They come back in the ring and Young tags in. Kofi unloads and tags in Bryan for some double teaming. Bryan with kicks in the corner. Bryan with a submission until Kane tags in with a big dropkick. 2 count on Young. Kane takes Young to the corner until Bryan comes back in to take control. Young counters and drops Bryan over the top rope. Barrett comes in and starts stomping on Bryan.
Kofi finally comes in and unloads on Barrett. Kofi hits the Boom Drop. He calls for Trouble in Paradise but Young distracts him and Barrett knocks him to the floor. Titus tosses Kofi hard into the fan barrier. Titus brings Kofi back in the ring and works him over. Young also tags in and keeps up the assault on Kofi. Barrett comes in for a bit of double teaming. Barrett unloads with knees to the gut. 2 count by Barrett. Young comes back in and Kofi fights back. Kofi finally hits a DDT out of the corner on Young. Kane tags in and cleans house. Kane clotheslines Titus and then dodges one. Kane with the big sidseslam and a 2 count. Team Hell No get the win.
Winners: Kofi Kingston and Team Hell No
- Sheamus and John Cena are backstage. Cena says they need to focus on tonight. Cena says Big E Langston might be the strongest guy in WWE. Sheamus asks what's up with Cena and AJ. Cena whispers something and it surprises Sheamus. Cena whispers some more and Sheamus chuckles. Sheamus is surprised at something else but Cena say she was just kidding.
- We go to the ring and out comes WWE Champion CM Punk with Paul Heyman. Punk makes his way down the ramp on crutches.
Punk talks about 394 days as WWE Champion. Punk disses the fans for not voting him as Superstate of the Year. He's also upset that Cena gave the Slammy to Ric Flair. Punk says Flair is back just to make a paycheck for his alimony. Punk calls Flair a loser. Punk says he is a real man, the gold standard. Punk says he has set the bar so high that nobody else may touch it. Punk says he has been carrying WWE on his back. Punk goes on but is interrupted by Ryback's music.
Ryback takes a mic and Punk keeps him at bay with the crutches. Heyman reminds Ryback that Punk isn't medically cleared to compete. Ryback says he will be, according to doctors. Ryback says he has his sights set on the first RAW of 2013. Ryback says he will become WWE Champion. The fans chant "feed me more" as Punk looks on. Punk and Heyman leave as Ryback poses in the ring.
Ryback vs. Antonio Cesaro
Ryback waits in the ring as WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro comes out.
They lock up and Cesaro goes to a headlock. Ryback shoves Cesaro out of the ring. Cesaro comes back in and tries for a roll up but Ryback blocks it and slams his head into the mat repeatedly. Cesaro comes back again and hits the big uppercut. Cesaro ducks a clothesline but gets hit with a Thesz Press and a splash. Cesaro rolls out of the ring and goes to get his title. Ryback grabs him on the floor but Cesaro slides out and shoves him into the steel steps. Ryback makes it in the ring at 9. Ryback takes back control but runs into the ring post. Cesaro with a big uppercut from the corner for a 2 count.
Cesaro with another headlock and more offense. Ryback snaps and nothing is hurting him now. He runs over Cesaro. Ryback ends up hitting Shell Shocked for the win.
- Kaitlyn is backstage walking. AJ walks up and wishes her good luck. They end up arguing and Kaitlyn says AJ makes it hard to be her friend. AJ starts crying. Kaitlyn says she has a title match to get to and starts to walk away. AJ attacks her from behind and they start brawling. Officials pulls AJ away as she screams.
WWE Divas Title Match: Kaitlyn vs. Eve Torres
We go to the ring and out first comes WWE Divas Champion Eve Torres. Out next comes Kaitlyn, still recovering from the brawl with AJ a few minutes ago.
Eve drops Kaitlyn to start the match and slams her head into the mat. Eve goes on and kicks her in the stomach then takes her down again. Eve with a 2 count. Eve puts the boot to Kaitlyn's face and hits a back splash for 2. Eve uses the ropes to choke Kaitlyn before knocking her out to the floor.
Eve brings it back in the ring and keeps Kaitlyn on the mat. Kaitlyn tries for a comeback but Eve blocks it and goes for another pin attempt. Kaitlyn finally breaks free and rolls Eve up for 2. Kaitlyn with another roll up. Kaitlyn with a roll up from the second rope for a close 2 count. Kaitlyn scoop slams Eve and takes her down with a shoulder tackle. Another 2 count by Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn drops Eve with an inverted DDT but still can't get the win. Eve blocks a Samoan Drop but Kaitlyn dropkicks her from the apron to the floor. Kaitlyn leaps out onto Eve and takes her down on the floor. Kaitlyn slams Eve into the announce table and brings it back in the ring. Kaitlyn goes up top but Eve grabs the referee's ankle. Kaitlyn tries to pull her but Eve won't let go so the referee falls down. The referee calls for the bell and that's it.
Winner by DQ: Kaitlyn
- AJ is backstage with Langston and Ziggler. She's upset about earlier. Big Show walks up and threatens Ziggler if he tries to cash in. Langston goes to step up but AJ tells him no. Show says he will knock Ziggler out if he even thinks he's trying to cash in tonight.
- We see footage of Ziggler almost cashing in on RAW.
Brad Maddox vs. Brodus Clay
Brad Maddox comes out saying his own name over and over. He says nobody will ever forget his name after tonight because he will win his match and claim his WWE Superstar contract. Out comes his opponent Brodus Clay with Cameron and Naomi.
Clay starts off and beats Maddox down. We see Booker and Teddy watching backstage. Maddox fights his way back in and gets a 2 count. Clay ends up getting the win with his finisher.
Winner: Brodus Clay
- After the match, The Shield hit the ring and beat Clay down. They hit Clay with the triple powerbomb.
Dolph Ziggler and Big Show vs. John Cena and Sheamus
We go to the ring and out comes Dolph Ziggler with Big E Langston and AJ Lee. His partner is out next - World Heavyweight Champion Big Show. Sheamus is out first for his team followed by John Cena.
Cena and Ziggler start the match off. Ziggler shows off but Cena drops him with a right hand. Ziggler tags in Show. Show takes control of Cena as Langston and AJ look on. Show steps on Cena a few times. Show waits on Cena to get up and drops him with a headbutt. Show taunts Sheamus and tags in Ziggler. Ziggler drops a bunch of elbow drops on Cena, blows AJ a kiss and then drops the final elbow for a 2 count. Ziggler with a neckbreaker and a headlock.
Cena backdrops Ziggler but can't make the tag as Show comes back in. Show with a back splash in the corner and Cena goes back down. Ziggler comes back in but misses int he corner. Sheamus finally gets the tag and runs over Ziggler. Sheamus with a knee lift that sends Ziggler to the apron. Sheamus hits forearms to the chest and goes for White Noise but drops Ziggler to punch Show. Sheamus goes for the Cloverleaf but Ziggler kicks him out of the ring. Show runs over Sheamus with a clothesline on the floor. Show brings Sheamus back in the ring and hits a big chop to the chest. Show with shots to the gut now. Sheamus fights back again but Show drops him again.
Sheamus finally fights to his feet but Show knocks him down with a shoulder. Ziggler comes in for a 2 count. Back and forth action until Ziggler hits the leg drop for a 2 count. Show comes back in and keeps control of Sheamus. Show goes for a chokeslam but Sheamus counters and turns it into a DDT. Cena comes in and unloads on Ziggler. Sheamus and Show end up brawling up the ramp. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment but Ziggler hits Zig Zag for 2. Ziggler argues with the referee and turns around to an AA. Cena turns around to a big shot from Big E Langston for the DQ.
Winners by DQ: John Cena and Sheamus
- Langston lays Cena out with the same move he did on RAW. Langston stands over Cena as AJ skips around them. AJ helps Dolph up and they start kissing as Langston stares straight ahead. AJ skips back around Langston, Ziggler and a fallen Cena as we go to replays. Super SmackDown goes off the air with AJ mocking Cena in his face.
Impact opens with a graphic dedicated to the lives lost in the recent school shootings in Connecticut.
Austin Aries is shown arriving to the Impact Zone as the three man announce team welcomes us to the show.
(1) TNA TV Championship Match Devon (c) vs. Kurt Angle
Devon arrives with the Aces & Eights, and Kurt Angle brings out Wes Brisco, Samoa Joe and Garrett Bischoff to even the odds. Both groups surround the ring, turning it into a Lumberjack match, of sorts, and this match gets underway.
Angle goes on the offense early with a series of right hands, and ducks a spear by Devon, sending him crashing to the floor. Angle's group tries to get involved, leading to a giant brawl on the outside. As the referee ejects both groups from the ringside area, Devon sneaks back into the ring and attacks Angle's knee from behind.
Devon is in control as the match resumes, still working over Angle's injured knee. Angle gets back into the corner, but avoids a big splash and gets a belly-to-belly suplex to get back into the match. The triple German suplexes connect, and Devon gets caught in the Ankle Lock as the Aces & Eights once again surround the ring. The referee getes distracted long enough for an enforcer to nail Angle in the back of the head with a pipe, allowing Devon to pick up the victory.
The Knockouts are backstage with Brooke Hogan, as she decides who will battle for the title later tonight. ODB gets eliminated, as Brooke says she should go focus on her husband, EY.
After a commercial break, Kenny King says it doesn't matter how he won his match last week, all that matters is that his name was called after the match was over. He talks about teaming with RVD tonight, and that their opponents won't have teeth after they get done tonight.
(2) Joey Ryan & Matt Morgan vs. RVD & Kenny King
Matt Morgan starts off the match against Kenny King, who attempts to take the big man down with a variety of kicks, to very little effect. Morgan with a big headbutt, before tagging in Joey Ryan. King lands a few kicks on Ryan, but Morgan throws him headfirst into the turnbuckle from the apron. Ryan tags out to Matt Morgan, who goes back to work with stiff shoulder blocks and running clothesline into the corner. Ryan yet again tags in to take advantage, but King rolls under a clothesline and gets the hot tag to Rob Van Dam.
Matt Morgan makes his way in and hits Van Dam with the Carbon Footprint as Kenny King looks on from the outside.
Winner: Matt Morgan and Joey Ryan
After the match, King mocks RVD from the entrance ramp, as he lays motionless in the ring after the big boot.
Following a commercial break they show a recap of AJ Styles' walk out last week. Kazarian is asked backstage how he feels about AJ, and he doesn't care. He talks about Christmas, but gets a phone call from his friend "Chris". It's a Santa joke. Meant for laughing, or something.
Hulk Hogan makes his way out the ring to the biggest reaction of the night. He says the fans make him feel like he's 18 years old again. He announces that on January 3rd, they'll announce the fan voted "wrestler of the year". The Aces & Eights make their way out and wait at ringside. Devon starts to talk, but Hogan tells him to get in the ring if he's so tough. Devon tells him to stop believing his own hype, and buying into all his own lies. He says 2012 was the year of Aces & Eights. They try to surround the ring to take out Hogan, but Bully Ray runs down and makes the save. Hogan refuses to accept Bully's gesture, and walks away as Bully asks what in the hell he has to do.
Backstage, Brooke Hogan is with Mickie James, Velvet Sky and Miss Tessmacher. They all complain about not getting their fair shot at the title. Even though they immediately talk about how all of them were recently given shots at the title. Brooke eliminates Tessmacher so the two returning Knockouts can battle it out.
After yet another AJ Styles video promo, Kazarian makes his way to the ring with a few presents in his hands. There's a Santa chair and a Christmas tree set up in the ring. Kazarian calls the fans "ass goblins" but says they can't ruin the mood he is in. On top of the tree, there's a picture of Kazarian and Chris Daniels. Because they're "stars", get it? Christopher Daniels makes his way out to the ring. Kaz introduces Santa next and hands Chris Daniels an appletini. The first gift is for Santa himself, and it's a pair of those awful retro pants the two wore down to the ring several weeks ago. Daniels sits on Santa's lap as he's asked if he's been a good boy this holiday season. He says he's been great, because he got rid of AJ Styles, the biggest loser in TNA history.
They continue to make fun of AJ Styles, but James Storm makes his way out to save Christmas. He says he doesn't care if they run their mouths about AJ Styles, but they better not ruin Christmas for everybody's children. Storm gets in the ring and throws a Christmas tree, before complaining about all the gifts he didn't get as a kid. He hits the Last Call Superkick on Santa, puts on his hat and celebrates in the ring as he throws toys to the crowd.
The Aces & Eights are in their clubhouse, and the leader wants to know what happened out in the Impact Zone earlier in the night. They talk about Sting returning on 1/3/13, and Devon says he knows "somebody" who might be able to help them out. They vote on it, and it appears that person will have a sit-down meeting with the Eights next week.
(3) TNA Knockouts Championship Tara (c) vs. Mickie James
The television feed cut out during this match, likely due to a local snow storm. The finish saw Mickie James hitting a Thesz press on Jesse from the top rope to the outside. James would re-enter the ring, but a distraction from Jesse was enough for Tara to pick up the win.
Following a commercial break, another video package for Joseph Park in OVW airs. During the video he gets busted open and freaks out, hitting a Black Hole Slam and then "snapping out of it" again.
(4) TNA World Heavyweight Championship Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Austin Aries
They take a commercial break at the very start of the match, but when they come back Jeff Hardy is just breaking out of a side headlock from Aries, dropping him with a headlock takedown and a standing dropkick. Hardy gets ten mounted punches in the corner as the Impact Zone chants along with each one. Aries rolls to the outside and the champ follows him, but gets thrown into the steel steps as TNA goes to yet another commercial break.
Following the last commercial, Aries is still in control after knocking the champ off the top rope. A running dropkick connects in the corner, but Hardy kicks out at two. Hardy avoids the Brainbuster and drops the challenger with a facebuster from the powerbomb position. He goes up top for Whisper in the Wind, but Aries rolls out of the way and the champion lands hard on the mat. Aries again goes for the Brainbuster, but Hardy manuevers out of it and gets the Twist of Fate, sending Aries into the corner. Hardy tries for a running splash, but gets knocked back into referee Brian Hebner. Hardy checks on the ref, but Aries gets him with a low blow. Brainbuster connects, but there's nobody to count the pin. Another official makes his way out, but Bobby Roode runs down and pulls him out of the ring. Roode counts to two on the mat, and Aries turns around to realize who is in the ring. Roode hits him with the Spinebuster, and Hardy follows it up with the Swanton Bomb for the three.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
After the match, Hulk Hogan is walking to his car ready to leave the Impact Zone. The interviewer is trying to ask him what's going on with Bully Ray and he's getting ignored. He says the main event picture is chaos and that's his primary concern. Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan are shown making out in the background.
2012 will not go down in history as Ring of Honor's finest year from both an in-ring and a technological standpoint. The company made some changes to correct both of those situations over the past few weeks and if this show is any indication then 2013 should be a rebound year for the company.
The final two matches of the show saw Kevin Steen and his minions defend the two most important titles in the company. Their stranglehold over the world title scene came to an end as The Briscoes became 8-time ROH World Tag Team Champions. However, the group left the Manhattan Center with the most important title in the company as Kevin Steen successfully defended the World Heavyweight Championship against El Generico in a Ladder War.
Final Battle 2012 Results
Roderick Strong beat Michael Elgin
Jay Lethal beat Rhino
RD Evans beat Prince Nana
NYC Street Fight: Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin beat BJ Whitmer & Rhett Titus
Mike Bennett beat Jerry Lynn in Jerry's final match for ROH
The American Wolves beat Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish
Non-title Match: Matt Hardy beat Television Champion Adam Cole
ROH World Tag Team Championship: The Briscoes beat Champions Jimmy Jacobs & Steve Corino and Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander to win the titles
Ladder War for the ROH World Championship: Champion Kevin Steen beat El Generico
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 the usual intro, then Kevin Kelly & Caleb Seltzer welcome us to the show, from the Rostarver Ice Garden in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania. Kelly hypes up tonight's Steel City Street Fight between Jay Briscoe & Steve Corino. We then go to the opening match.
Vinny Marseglia vs. "American Wolf" Davey Richards
Code of Honor adhered to as the bell sounds. Davey works on the arm to start things off, but Vinny counters. Davey with a cartwheel, followed by a takedown as we see Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly make their way onto the entrance ramp. Vinny with a pair of dropkicks, but then Davey sidesteps a back drop attempt. Vinny comes back with a rana that sends Davey to the outside. Vinny then with a slingshot somersault plancha on Davey. Back in the ring, Vinny charges and connects with a back elbow in the corner. Davey misses a clothesline and Vinny with a Russian Leg Sweep for a nearfall. Vinny then locks in a seated Octopus hold, but Davey counters it into a Stretch Muffler. Davey switches into a Trailer Hitch submission hold as he glares at Fish & O'Reilly. Vinny gets to the ropes, forcing Davey to break. Davey with kicks in the corner, then looks at Fish & O'Reilly again, but that allows Vinny to come in with forearm shots. Davey comes back with some more kicks, knocking Vinny down. Davey with a snapmare, then locks Vinny in a version of Konnan's Tequila Sunrise. Davey gains a nearfall out of it, then stomps away on Vinny. Davey with a corner whip and follows Vinny in, but Vinny goes up and over and hooks Davey in a Sunset flip for a nearfall. Vinny with an enziguri, but then Richards nails him with the Alarm Clock kick.
Davey with a throat slash on Vinny's throat, goes off the ropes and hits a running basement sliding kick to the head for the victory.
Davey stares down Fish & O'Reilly as we go to commercial.
We see a hype promo for the Final Battle iPPV with S.C.U.M. Steve Corino has the mic and complains about Nigel McGuinness being worse than Jim Cornette. He goes to have Kevin Steen say something, but Steen just sits there, silent. Jimmy Jacobs takes the mic and says have a 3 way match, bring back Generico. The year 2012 is gonna end with S.C.U.M. still holding all the belts in ROH.
Back from commercial as Kevin Kelly is in the ring and he introduces "No Fear" Mike Mondo. Mondo comes out on crutches as he suffered a broken leg at the Glory by Honor XI iPPV in October in his match with "The Prodigy" Mike Bennett. We see video of the injury and highlights of that match.
Mondo says standing behind the curtain and in the locker room, wondering what I am gonna say. Well, I am gonna speak straight from the heart, as a man to the crowd in Belle Vernon and to everyone watching at home. It goes back to the dream I've had since day 1, I'm sure everyone has had a dream when they were a kid. Ever since I was a little kid, all I ever wanted to do is step foot in a pro wrestling ring and perform for all of you. There's nothing like it, its the best sport in the world and Ring of Honor is the best company in the world, that's a fact. Crowd chants for Mondo as he says a lot of people are misinterpreted on the facts, a few years ago when I went "elsewhere", that I was living my dream, that I made it.
"Hell no, that wasn't the top of the industry, are you kidding me?"
They tried to make me somebody that I wasn't, someone I never wanted to be. That damn green jumpsuit, I wanted to burn the son of a b***h right in the middle of the freaking ring since day one. Mondo throws aside one of his crutches and says I didn't let it stop me, I kept going because Mike Mondo is anything but a quitter. I will never quit, I will never die, I will never stay down, I will keep coming, I will keep fighting for what I believe in and that is to be the best in this damn sport and right here, which is why I'm here as far as I'm concerned, is everybody in the back is the best professional wrestlers in the world and that's why I'm here, to compete with the best.
Crowd chants "ROH" as Mondo says I'm gonna promise you guys something. If I didn't prove it at Glory by Honor, when this cast comes off, I promise I'm gonna rehab it, I will train like the beast that I am, I'm gonna be more jacked, more tan, if I had an 8-pack, I'll get a 10-pack. I'll have shoulders like boulders, legs like kegs, its gonna be on like Donkey freaking Kong! In conclusion, I promise to be the best that Ring of Honor has ever seen past, present, or future.
"Ring of Honor, like it or not, is gonna be the Ring of Mondo!"
We then hear the music of Roderick Strong as he comes out and mockingly claps for Mondo. Strong has a mic and says to Mondo that was awesome, holy s**t, I just cried. But its unfortunate that no one in the crowd or in the back really cares about you. The problem is, this TV time should be spent on someone like me, a real superstar here in ROH, somebody that has helped build this company, not someone like you who tries to pump these people up, kinda like a cheerleader you know? Mondo starts to get angry, but Strong tells him to back off. Strong says I appreciate what you said, but unfortunately for you, you're just a weak little man.
Strong then kicks out Mondo's crutch, causing Mondo to fall to the mat. Mondo tries to pick himself up as Strong says that a lot of things have changed in ROH, the biggest thing being me leaving the House of Truth. The fact is, there's one thing that will not change and that is at Final Battle, I break the Unbreakable.
This brings out Michael Elgin, but Strong says step any closer and I'll break Mondo's other leg. Mondo is able to get himself to the outside, away from Strong, as Elgin gets a mic. Elgin says Final Battle, you'll break the Unbreakable, right? Truth Martini comes out and gets in-between Elgin & Strong, pleading with them not to have the match. Strong says Elgin should listen to his "boyfriend", Truth Martini, you big overgrown monkey. Elgin goes after Strong, but again Martini steps in. Elgin says we don't have to wait til Final Battle, I'll kill you now. Strong says you ain't gonna kill s**t. Strong says he has carried Elgin for far too long, you have 1 good match in your career and you think you're a superstar? Get the hell outta here, I've carried this company.
Elgin shoves Martini to the side, but then Strong nails Elgin in the back with a crutch that Mondo had brought out with him. Strong then hightails it to the back and mockingly flexes at Elgin. Elgin stares down Strong and goes after him as we go to commercial.
"Inside Ring of Honor"
We first see video of the Jay Lethal-Kevin Steen rivalry, highlighting what took place last week when Lethal promised to face the winner of the World Title match at Final Battle on the same night.
We then move to looking at the war of words between Adam Cole & Matt Hardy.
We move on to looking at the Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team/Titus & Whitmer rivalry, with comments from Haas & Benjamin, who says Titus & Whitmer cost them a match with C & C on TV, now at Final Battle, its a NYC street fight, which means we will kick the living s**t out of you.
We see video of Jerry Lynn's ROH Title win over Nigel McGuinness back in 2009 as its now been announced that Lynn will face "The Prodigy" Mike Bennett at Final Battle.
We finally see an e-mail from Eddie Edwards sent to Nigel McGuinness saying he will definitely be at Final Battle.
Back from commercial, we go backstage as Veda Scott interviews Coleman & Alexander. Coleman says that they are taking tonight's street fight with Jay Briscoe & Steve Corino very seriously because something might happen that could give us an advantage at Final Battle. Coleman then says to Cedric if he ever goes to the ring wearing what Corino is coming out for the Street fight wearing, then I want you to shoot me. Cedric says if I ever go to the ring looking like Jimmy Jacobs, I want you to cut my head off. Cedric says come Final Battle, there will new ROH Tag Team Champions, but I hope tonight, Corino gets his suit ripped up.
Coleman finishes by singing "Sometimes I feel like somebody's watching me".
Main Event in a Steel City Street fight: ROH Tag Team Champion Steve Corino vs. Jay Briscoe
Corino is wearing a full suit for this match. "Man Up" chants as the bell sounds. Corino removes his tie and belt and then the fight is on as both men slug it out in the center. Jay with right hands and sends Corino to the outside. Jay with more right hands on the outside, but Corino sends him into the barricade. Jay then returns the favor by sending Corino into the barricade. Jay sends Corino into another side of the barricade, but then Corino sends Jay headfirst off a steel chair. Corino does it again, then gets that same steel chair and throws it in the ring. Jay comes back with right hands, then Jay gets a water bottle from a fan and bashes Corino in the head with it. Jay gets a stars and bars bandanna from another fan and proceeds to choke Corino with it. Jay is then sent into a steel chair that a fan that held up for Corino to be sent into. Corino with a right hand and sends Jay again into the barricade. Corino pulls at Jay's face, then has words with a fan when looking under the ring for something. Corino gets a table, but Jay nails him from behind. Jay sets up the table on the outside, but Corino comes back with a right hand. Jay comes back with one of his own to knock Corino down, then Jay places Corino on the table. Jay goes onto the apron and PUTS CORINO THROUGH THE TABLE WITH A DOUBLE STOMP!
Crowd chants "ROH" as we see replay of Corino being put through the table while we go to commercial.
Before we come back from commercial, we see a hype promo for Final Battle with "The Prodigy" Mike Bennett. Bennett says if I had a dollar for every washed up, has-been that wanted to make their name off the Prodigy, I'd be a very rich man. 1st Lance Storm, but we all know what I did there, and now Jerry Lynn, or should I say "Geriatric Lynn". Bennett says Lynn has this whole retirement plan of kissing babies, but in New York City, your career comes to an end.
Back from commercial as Jay has a shoe and nails Corino with it. Jay now with the ring bell and hammer and he proceeds to ring Corino's bell, placing it over his head and nailing it with the hammer. Back in the ring, Jay wedges a chair in the corner, then does the same with another chair. Crowd chants "Man Up" as Jay stomps away on Corino. Jay with another steel chair and places it in the corner as now all 4 corners have chairs wedged in. Jimmy Jacobs runs out to distract Jay, allowing Corino to nail Jay with a roll of quarters for a nearfall. Jacobs comes in as Corino holds him up. This brings out Mark Briscoe, who takes down Jacobs while Jay kicks Corino low. Jacobs is sent to the outside by Mark, then Jay with a running boot to Corino. Jay sends Corino not once, not twice, but three times into the chairs wedged in the different corners of the ring, then Jay sends Corino face-first into a chair with a Flatliner. Mark goes to the back as Jacobs is laid out. Mark then comes back out with a wheelbarrow filled with steel chairs. Mark then proceeds to throw 7 steel chairs in the ring, while dumping the rest on top of Jacobs. Corino comes back by sending Jay into the chair, then Corino SLAMS JAY ONTO ALL THE STEEL CHAIRS!
Mark takes Jacobs to the back in the wheelbarrow while Corino props open a steel chair. Corino with a headbutt, followed by a Mongolian chop. Crowd again chants "Man Up" as Corino seats Jay in the chair and peppers him with right hands. Corino then with a running boot that knocks Jay out of the chair. Corino goes to the outside and pulls out another table. Corino brings the table into the ring, then lawn darts a steel chair right upside Jay's head. Corino has more words for the fans, then kicks a chair that propels right into Jay's face, who was hunched over on the mat. Corino puts the table in the corner, then Corino stomps him multiple times low, followed by a right hand down south. Corino props up another chair as he BRAINBUSTERS JAY ON THE STEEL CHAIR , but somehow Jay kicks out. Crowd chants "That was awesome" as Corino props up a 2nd chair and slaps Jay in the face. Corino goes off the ropes, but Jay lifts him up and DEATH VALLEY DRIVERS HIM ONTO BOTH STEEL CHAIRS!
Jay goes to lift up Corino, but we then see Mark come back out, with a guardrail over his head, but in doing so, is tearing up the entrance curtain. Mark finally gets it to the ring and places it inside. However, Jacobs comes back out and low blows Mark. Jay lifts up Corino for another Death Valley Driver, but Jacobs grabs his ankle. This allows Corino to BACKDROP DRIVER JAY THROUGH THE TABLE IN THE CORNER!
S.C.U.M. then sets up 4 propped open steel chairs and then places the guardrail onto the chairs. Corino heads up top as Jacobs places Jay on the guardrail. Jay, however, is able to get himself off the guardrail and nail Corino with a right hand. Jay heads up with Corino, but Jacobs nails him from behind. Jacobs goes to powerbomb Jay off the ropes, but Mark comes in to break that up. Mark sends Jacobs to the outside while Corino & Jay are still perched on the ropes. Referees and security rush out to the stop the brawl between Jacobs & Mark. However, in the ring, both Jay & Corino are now standing on the top rope.
JAY THEN SUPERPLEXES CORINO OFF THE TOP AND BOTH CRASH ONTO THE GUARDRAIL THAT WAS PLACED ON THE 4 STEEL CHAIRS!!!
Corino is seriously hurt as the brawl continues on the outside as now C & C come out and they dive off the top rope onto all of the security, Mark & Jacobs.
Back in the ring, Jay crawls over and covers a broken Corino for the victory.
Winner: Jay Briscoe by pinfall (Top Rope Superplex onto a Guardrail)
Multiple referees come out to check on Corino while we then see Kevin Steen come out to ringside with a microphone as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Kevin Steen is sitting in the ring holding an El Generico mask while a stretcher has come out on the outside for the injured Steve Corino.
Steen: "On December 18th, 2010, I stood in the ring, in New York City, at Final Battle, fully prepared to end El Generico's career". "But, that's not what happened". "That night, El Generico beat me, STOP CLAPPING AND LISTEN TO ME!!!" (The fans were clapping as Corino was being helped to the back). "That night, El Generico beat me and I woke up the next morning and I will never forget the feeling I had, the feeling when I realized that he had ended my career". "But, you know what, I refused to let that happen and ever since then, I made my return to this company, I took it over and I won the Ring of Honor World Championship". "And you would think that that would make that feeling go away, but the truth is, nothing has made me feel better about what happened that night 2 years ago". "You see, I thought that Final Battle 2010 was just that, the end for Generico & I, our last fight". "But, since then I've realized, that he & I are destined to do this forever". "And now, December 16th, 2012, we stand in the ring, once again in New York City, but this time, the Ring of Honor title will be hung up high in the air and there's gonna be a ladder between us and people wanna think that that scares me, I don't get scared that easily". "People wanna know what I'm gonna do, people wanna know what I expect from that night, the truth is, I don't know what I am going to do because I've never been in the place I am now, I have never felt the way that I feel now".
Steen looks over at Kevin Kelly and says "You remember 2 years ago, the week before that match in 2010, you remember when people would ask you your thoughts about Steen vs. Generico and what you said stuck with me to this day, you remember what that was?" YOU REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS?" "STAND UP!" "What was it that you said?"
Kelly starts to talk, but Steen says "SPEAK LOUDER!" Kelly says that he said he was very afraid for what would happen to the two of you.
"Kevin, I appreciate the sentiment, I appreciate the worry, I appreciate the concern, but I know this". "You were afraid then, right now, YOU SHOULD BE TERRIFIED!
"BECAUSE THIS IS LADDER WAR!"
"THIS IS STEEN VS. GENERICO FOR THE RING OF HONOR WORLD TITLE!!!
Steen goes back in the ring.
"And while I don't know what to expect from myself, I know this". "A lot of people are scared that the end of the world is coming on December 21st, I'm not scared of the end of the world, what I'm scared of, more than anything, is waking up December 17th, knowing that El Generico is Ring of Honor World Champion". "That cannot happen, that will not happen, because, mark my word, I will leave New York City one of two ways".
"Either as Ring of Honor World Champion or as a g**d**n* corpse".
- Tommy Dreamer was forced to make a trip to a local emergency room on Wednesday after he says he suffered swelling and complications from The Shield
beatdown angle on Monday's RAW. Dreamer made the following tweets and photos:
"Didnt plan on a trip to the ER
today Had complications from @theshieldWWE beat down. Head swelling plus
stitches. Im frigging pissed off"
"2nd graphic pic of ER
visit @theshieldwwe Guys I got a lot of friends in this bizness & I'm pissed off at u"
"3rd graphic pic from my attack by @theshieldwwe insane dangerous levels
of swelling of myhead"
"4th very graphic pic 18 stiches for a puncture
wound a bolt went into my head causing swelling"
"Last very graphic pic of the
night b4 stiches @theshieldwwe & @wwe better pick up the ER bill I'm F*cking
"Hard to sleep w/ this swelling @theshieldwwe I will remeber u
spoiling a great night 4 me & wrestling fans"
Backstage News on The Boogeyman & Tommy Dreamer Posted by Steve Carrier on 12/19/2012 at 09:41 AM
- The Boogeyman was used on Monday's RAW after his name was brought up a few weeks back and Vince McMahon popped for it big time, wanting to use him for the Slammys. There was talk of having The Boogeyman work a dark match, so officials could get a look at him, at last night's Super SmackDown but that did not happen.
- Tommy Dreamer's return on RAW was actually a last minute deal as he didn't get the phone call to come until late Monday. Dreamer has been at WWE headquarters several times over the past few months. As noted, they are open to using him again in the future.
- As seen on RAW, Ric Flair made his first WWE television appearance since the 2012 WWE Hal of Fame ceremony back in April, when he was under contract to TNA. To follow up on Flair's WWE status, according to high placed sources in WWE, Flair has not signed a contract with the company and last night was simply a guest appearance. The door remains open in the future for Flair to make more appearances for WWE, but for now, there's no deal in place
- F4Wonline.com reports that Shelton Benjamin gave his notice to Ring of Honor because WWE is interested in him. Apparently WWE and Benjamin will be negotiating now. Word is that Benjamin isn't necessarily leaving ROH but he was released from his contract and there is a good chance he will be leaving for good for WWE.
Flair and Other Former WWE Talent Return on Raw Posted by Steve Carrier on 12/17/2012 at 11:31 PM
- Ric Flair returned to WWE on Monday's episode of Raw to present John Cena with the “Superstar of the Year” Slammy Award. Flair was confronted by CM Punk and then The Shield. Afterwards Flair appeared in a backstage segment with Team Hell No when Ron Simmons made a cameo.
- The Boogeyman appeared as Booker T was presenting "Tell Me I Didn't Just See That" Slammy Award.
- The New Aged Outlaws handed out the "Comeback of the Year" Slammy Award to Jerry Lawler.
- Tommy Dreamer returned for a 6-man tag team match, teaming with The Miz and Alberto Del Rio to face 3MB.
- Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Jim Ross and Gene Okerlund handed out the "Match of the Year" Slammy Award. Triple H returned to receive that award.
we previously reported, TNA Wrestler Jeff Hardy recently joined 4th and Pain show for an interview. In the interview hardy claims
he is going to remain in TNA.
man. I get so tired… I’ll look at the comments on Instagram and there’s all this
WWE, TNA talk. I get so tired of hearing that as far as where I should be or
whatever. Being here is what’s cool to me because we have so much room to grow
and get better. And really, I feel needed more here. Like if I did ever go back
to WWE, I wouldn’t feel as needed. I mean, I would stand out but I would just
vanish with the other top guys. Being here is just unique because I’m able to be
the complete package of 'The Charismatic Enigma,' like with my music coming out
and my artwork. There’s just so much potential for me overall being more than
just a wrestler here in TNA. And that’s why I’m going
to remain here.”
TNA as of this writing, TNA has not
confirmed that Hardy has signed a contract extension with TNA.
WWE Raw Results - 12/17/12 Posted by Steve Carrier on 12/17/2012 at 07:32 PM
Tonight's WWE RAW opens up with a promo video for The Slammy Awards. Michael Cole welcomes us to RAW from Philadelphia. He's joined by Jerry Lawler and JBL. They talk about some of what happened at TLC last night.
Rey Mysterio vs. Damien Sandow
We go right to the ring and here comes Rey Mysterio. Sin Cara is with him. We see Damien Sandow waiting in the ring. They lock up and Sandow takes Rey to the corner, kicking him down. We see Cody Rhodes at ringside.
Sandow throws Rey to the floor and works him over. Sandow brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. Sandow with a leg sweep and the Elbow of Disdain for another 2 count. They end up on the corner. Sandow goes for a superplex but Rey knocks him to the mat. Rey makes a comeback and gets a 2 count. Sandow counters with a pin attempt of his own. Rey comes back with 619 and the splash from the top for the win.
Winner: Rey Mysterio
- We go to the stage for tonight's first Slammy Award and out comes Booker T. This is the "Tell Me I Just Did Not See That" Slammy. Booker shows us how to vote by using our smartphone. The nominees are Brad Maddox screwing Ryback, Daniel Bryan losing in 18 seconds at WrestleMania, Kofi Kingston walking on his hands at the Royal Rumble and CM Punk hitting GTS on The Rock at RAW 1000. We go back to Booker T but out comes The Boogeyman, making his WWE return. Boogey smashes his alarm clock over his head and dances around. Boogey pulls out the worms and we go to commercial.
- Back from Booker T and he can't believe what he just saw. Booker goes to announce the winner of the Slammy and out comes Brad Maddox. The winner is Kofi Kingston and out comes the Intercontinental Champion to accept his Slammy. Kofi thanks the fans for making his dream come true.
Kaitlyn vs. Eve Torres
We go right to the ring and the Divas are waiting. Here we go as Kaitlyn tackles Eve and they start brawling. They go to the floor and Kaitlyn whips Eve into the barrier and slams her face into it. Kaitlyn brings it back in the ring but Eve dropkicks her and goes to work. Eve slams her head into the mat. Eve takes her to the corner and puts the boots to her. Kaitlyn counters coming out of the corner and gets the non-title win.
- After the match, Kaitlyn grabs the Divas Title and lays it over Eve. Kaitlyn mocks Eve by posing beside her before leaving the ring.
- We go to the ring and out come The New Age Outlaws - Billy Gunn and BG James. They do their usual intro and get a big pop from the crowd. The nominees for Comeback of the Year are Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho, DX and Jerry Lawler. We go to commercial.
- Back from the break and The New Age Outlaws are on the stage. It's no contest as Jerry Lawler wins The Slammy. Lawler runs up the stage and thanks everyone, says he loves them and says it's great to be back.
Kofi Kingston vs. Tensai
Tensai waits in the ring as WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston comes out. Kofi strikes first with a dropkick but Tensai shoves him off and drops an elbow. Tensai with another elbow and more shots to the head. Tensai takes it to the corner and beats Kofi down. Tensai with the splash from the second rope for another pin attempt. Tensai misses a splash in the corner and turns around to Trouble in Paradise for the win.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
- After the match, Kofi is celebrating when Wade Barrett attacks him and sends him down to the floor. Barrett works him over and hits the Bullhammer elbow on the floor. Barrett walks off as we go to replays.
- Vickie Guerrero comes out to present the Slammy for Kiss of the Year. The nominees are AJ Lee kissing Daniel Bryan, AJ kissing Kane, AJ kissing CM Punk and AJ kissing John Cena. We go back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Vickie says she would never be nominated for this award because she would never abuse her authority by having a romantic relationship with a Superstar. AJ wins the Slammy for kissing Cena. AJ comes out skipping. Vickie says AJ needs to explain her actions at TLC before she gets the Slammy. AJ snatches the award and says she doesn't owe anyone anything. AJ says she has cared a lot about what people think about her, including the fans. Not anymore, she says. Vickie calls her trash. Vickie and AJ argue when Dolph Ziggler comes out and gets in the middle. AJ says that may have been kiss of the year but that was nothing compared to this... AJ jumps onto Ziggler and they start kissing. Vickie screams and storms off but AJ and Dolph are still kissing. He sets her down and she skips around before heading to the back.
The Great Khali vs.
We go to the ring and out comes The Great Khali with Natalya. We go to commercial.
: Back from the break and David Otunga is out. Khali quickly drops him with a big overhand chop and takes him to the corners for chops to the chest. Khali gets hung up on the top rope and Otunga stomps away. Khali manages to big boot Otunga and then clothesline him. Khali with another big chop for the win.
Winner: The Great Khali
- After the match, Natalya comes into the ring and dances around with Khali.
- Superstar of the Year is up next and Ric Flair is announcing the nominees - Sheamus, Big Show, CM Punk, John Cena. We don't see Flair, just heard his voice but he will be up next after commercial.
- Back from the break and Justin Roberts welcomes Ric Flair back to WWE. Flair comes out to present the Slammy for Superstar of the Year.
Punk says this is ridiculous and makes no sense. He says the fact people voted for John Cena is atrocious. Punk says Cena had a horrible year. Punk calls Cena a loser, like Flair and the fans in Philadelphia. Punk says he's Superstar of the Year because he's been WWE Champion 393 days. Punk says he's the man, not Cena and not Punk. Punk starts whoooing. Flair talks and refers to Heyman as Punk's baggage. Flair says he hasn't been here but he's been watching. Punk says with one leg he could still whoop Flair's ass. Punk wants to talk about baggage. Flair says his two Hall of Fame rings or his four ex-wives. Punk insists he could beat Flair and anyone up in Philly with one leg. Flair says let's handle this. He takes his jacket off and goes down to the ring.
Back from the break and Punk is making his way into the ring on crutches. Punk goes low with a crutch and then hits Flair over the back with it. Punk breaks his crutch over Flair's back and does a limping Flair strut across the ring. Flair gets up and hits a thumb to the eye, knocking Punk down. Flair grabs Heyman and locks him in the Figure Four. Heyman taps and Flair finally lets up. Flair takes the mic and tells Jerry Lawler he loves him. Flair says we will never get rid of he and Flair. Flair says he told Vince McMahon if he dies, he wants to die right here or with a girl from Philadelphia. Flair goes on and The Shield's theme music starts. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns make their way through the crowd. Flair tells them to come on down. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Daniel Bryan and Kane are out brawling with The Shield at ringside. Ambrose drops Flair in the ring and joins the brawl at ringside. They toss Kane into the barrier and go back to Flair in the ring. Reigns tears apart the announce table and they bring Flair out to ringside. They go to put Flair through the table with a triple powerbomb but out comes Ryback to make the save. They try to attack but Ryback takes them all three on.Bryan and Kane get back in the fight. Ryback presses Rollins on top of the announce table. Ryback beats Rollins into the crowd while Kane and Bryan throw the others to the crowd. Ryback enters the ring to shake hands with Flair. Team Hell No also shake hands with The Nature Boy as his music plays. Flair raises their hands and struts. They hoist Flair up in the air as we go to commercial.
- Back from the break and Flair is backstage thanking Kane and Daniel Bryan. Bryan yells no while Kane yells yes and Flair whooo's. Ron Simmons appears, they stop and he lets out a big "Damn!"
Brodus Clay vs. JTG
We go to the ring and Brodus Clay is in the ring dancing with Cameron and Naomi. His opponent is JTG. They go at it and Clay takes control first. Clay with a belly-to-belly suplex and a splash. Clay runs into boots in the corner and hits a blockbuster for a pin attempt.
Clay comes back and takes control. Clay with a big splash in the corner. Clay with a throw and a headbutt. Clay hits the splash for the win.
- We go to the stage and out comes Santino Marella for the "LOL Moment of the Year." As he's coming out, Tensai trips behind him and falls on his face. Tensai gets up and has his head bandaged up from the Trouble in Paradise earlier. Santino tries not to laugh at Tensai and say they are here to present this Slammy. Santino calls him Albert and mocks him. Santino says in Japanese, Tensai means Fat Albert. The nominees are The Rock, Team Hell No, Randy Orton and Vickie Guerrero. We go to commercial.
- Back from the break and Santino says their segment really fell flat on its face. The winner is The Rock for his promo on John Cena. Santino says The Rock could not be here to accept in person and the crowd boos. Santino says he accepts the award but if Rock doesn't come claim it then it's his. Santino goes to walk off but Daniel Bryan comes out yelling no. Kane has to come carry him off.
Sin Cara vs. Cody Rhodes
We go right to the ring for the next match. Rhodes beats Cara down first but Cara comes back with a big springboard elbow. Cody goes to the floor but Cara dives out onto him. We see Rey Mysterio and Damien Sandow at ringside. They come back in the ring and Rhodes stomps away on Cara.
Cody keeps control and stops Cara from making a comeback. Cara finally gets a big kick to the head in. Cara springboards in with a dropkick. Cara makes a comeback but gets caught with Cross Rhodes for the win.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
- We go to the stage and out come Zack Ryder and Layla to present the Slammy for Trending Now Hashtag of the Year. The nominees are #feedmemore, #peoplepower, #littlejimmy and #wwwyki. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we go back to Layla and Ryder on the stage. #feedmemore gets the win. Ryder says he's going to take the award to Ryback in the back.
- We go to the ring and out comes World Heavyweight Champion Big Show. He's carrying the extra large steel chair that he used at TLC.
Show says he did exactly what he said he was going to do - defeat Sheamus. Show says he is the most dominant Superstar in WWE. Show goes on and the crowd chants boring. He says he will sit down all night and yells at them for chanting boring. Out comes Sheamus.
Sheamus says he's here to tell Show he has no regrets about their match last night. Sheamus says it was one of the most physical and painful matches of his career. Sheamus admits Show was the better man last night. Sheamus came to congratulate Show and shake his hand. Sheamus extends his hand and Show shakes. Sheamus goes to leave and Show tells him to get to the back of the line and calls him names. Sheamus tackles Show and hits him with the extra large chair. Sheamus nails a Brogue Kick.
- Sheamus heads to the back but here comes Dolph Ziggler with a referee. Ziggler is ready to cash in on a knockd out Big Show but before he can, John Cena runs out and clotheslines him. Cena and Ziggler brawl out to the floor. The bell never rang so Ziggler hasn't cashed in. Cena throws Ziggler into the barrier and leaves him laying.
- We get some more highlights from TLC.
3MB vs. Alberto Del Rio, The Miz and
We go to the ring and out comes 3MB - Drew McIntyre, Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal. Alberto Del Rio is out next as Ricardo Rodriguez introduces him. The Miz is out next. Before we find out their partner, we go to commercial.
Drew starts off with Del Rio and there's a lot of ECW chants early in the match. Del Rio tags in Dreamer as the crowd chants his name. Slater comes in and mocks Dreamer, then shoves him. Dreamer decks him and unloads. All six men brawl i the ring but 3MB get dumped out to the floor. Del Rio dives through the ropes and Miz sends Jinder out. Dreamer leaps from the top out to the floor and takes out 3MB We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Dreamer's team gets the win.
Winner: The Miz, Alberto Del Rio and Tommy Dreamer
- Back from the break and Sheamus introduces Newcomer of the Year and it's Ryback. He says like the late Owen Hart, used to say, enough is enough and it's time for a change. Ryback says he is that change. The crowd chants "feed me more" as Ryback heads to the ring.
Ryback vs. Antonio Cesaro
Out next comes WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro
Cesaro cuts the music and says he's the true newcomer of the year. Cesaro says he's smarter and stronger than Ryback. They go at it and Cesaro hits a big uppercut to the back. Ryback ends up slamming Cesaro for a 2 count.
Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer but it's blocked. Ryback drops Cesaro again and readies for the big clothesline but Cesaro rolls out to the floor. Ryback throws him back in the ring but Cesaro rolls out the other side. Cesaro is counted out.
Winner by Count Out: Ryback
- We go to the stage and out comes Gene Okerlund, Ricky Steamboat and Jim Ross to present the final Slammy of the night - Match of the Year. The nominees are Undertaker vs. Triple H, Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena, Sheamus vs. Big Show at Hell In a Cell and John Cena vs. The Rock. Back to commercial.
- The cameras cut backstage and Tommy Dreamer is being beat down by The Shield. They taunt him and beat him down before leaving the building.
AJ Lee and Dolph Ziggler vs. Vickie Guerrero and John Cena
AJ Lee comes out to the ring and demands that a ladder be put up in the ring. Two crew members pull one from under the ring and stand it up in the ring. AJ climbs the ladder as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and AJ is at the top of the ladder. AJ says she's just full of surprises. She says everyone has asked her why she did what she did to the hero John Cena. AJ goes to explain why she pushed Cena off the ladder but Vickie Guerrero comes out screaming and talking trash. Out next comes Dolph Ziggler followed by John Cena.
Cena and Ziggler start things off. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and shows off some. Cena takes Ziggler down for a 1 count. They trade holds. Cena slams Ziggler and he tags in AJ. AJ comes in and stares at Cena. Vickie comes in and tackles AJ and they start brawling on the mat. AJ rolls to the floor and starts leaving up the ramp. Ziggler runs over and knocks Cena off the apron. Dolph brings it back in and stomps away on Cena. Vickie leaves now and it's just Ziggler and Cena. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment but Ziggler counters and hits a big DDT. Ziggler drops a bunch of elbows now.
Cena applies the STF and turns it around but here comes AJ with NXT Champion Big E Langston. Langston hits the ring and runs right over Cena. Langston stands over Cena as AJ skips around them. Ziggler looks on as RAW goes off the air.
Apparently there was concern for Ryback's crowd reaction received when he made his way out for his match at the TLC pay-per-view. Some were blaming the heel fans that were extra loud for the lack of crowd response Ryback received. While those same fans booed John Cena, Cena fans were very vocal in their support. WWE is really pushing for Ryback to get over now so they are hoping that last night was an anomoly.
On the flip side, management is said to be very happy with The Shield's performance at TLC.
- Apparently R-Truth may have injured his knee
during a United States Championship match with Antonio Cesaro at Sunday's TLC
pay-per-view event. Below is a photo
of his knee cut wide open.
- R-Truth wasn't the only
WWE Superstar busted open at TLC, John Cena suffered a cut under his right eye in his Ladder Match
against Dolph Ziggler. Cena didn’t require medical attention but the referees put gloves on
him if he needed treatment. Cena waved off the attention.
- Also at TLC, WWE went with the decision to turn Alberto Del Rio babyface. 3MB were picking on the Spanish announce team for not speaking English, which prompted Ricardo Rodriguez to come out. 3MB proceeded to bully Rodriguez until Del Rio came out and made the save. This set up a six man tag team match for later in the evening, with 3MB facing The Miz, Del Rio and their mystery partner, legendary jobber The Brooklyn Brawler.
Winners for six of the twelve categories for the 2012 WWE.com
Slammy Awards were announced on the WWE TLC Pre-Show. Here are the full results.
* Best Dancer of the Year – Brodus Clay
* Top Social Media Ambassador – Charlie Sheen * WWE.com Video of the
Year – Jerry Lawler * Crowd Chant of the Year – “Feed Me More!” * Upset
of the Year – Daniel Bryan (retaining World
Heavyweight Championship at Royal Rumble) * Diva of the Year – AJ Lee *
Insult of the Year – John Cena * Tweet
of the Year – Daniel Bryan * YouTube Show of the Year – Z! True Long
Island Story * Facial Hair of the Year – Daniel Bryan * Feat of Strength
Award – Sheamus (for hitting White Noise on Big Show) * Betrayal of the Year
– Big Show (knocking out John Cena)
Dark Match Participant Confirms TNA Is Looking For A Masked Wrestler
TJ Perkins, who wrestled as PUMA for a few
appearances in TNA confirmed somewhat obvious news that TNA was is in the midst
of signing or creating their own masked character. When a fan asked via twitter
about his status with TNA, Perkins wrote the
status is still the same. I think it's really up to what they want to do with a
masked character. Still waiting."
TNA Execs Al Snow and Bruce
Prichard were seen scouting talent at a recent AAA Fusion TV taping. Perkins and
Lince Dorado both had dark matches at recent TNA Impact Wrestling tapings.
Dolph Ziggler def. John Cena (Ladder Match for the World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank contract) World Heavyweight Champion Big Show def. Sheamus (Chairs Match) The Shield def. Team Hell No & Ryback (Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match) Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston def. Wade Barrett U.S. Champion Antonio Cesaro def. R-Truth The Miz, Alberto Del Rio & The Brooklyn Brawler def. 3MB Divas Champion Eve def. Naomi Team Rhodes Scholars def. Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara Naomi won the “Santa’s Helper” No. 1 Contender’s Diva Battle Royal
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
Ik ben een man en woon in Dworp (Belgie) en mijn beroep is .
Ik ben geboren op 05/06/1989 en ben nu dus 30 jaar jong.
Mijn hobby's zijn: Worstelen en films.
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