* WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No kicked off the show. Kane said despite what went down on RAW, he wants to prove that Team Hell No hasn't gone soft and will do so at the Royal Rumble. Big Show comes out, complains how he has been treated by Alberto Del Rio and tells both Kane and Daniel Bryan to leave. Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes come out to remind Kane and Bryan about the tag title match before the Rumble. Alberto Del Rio comes out next and Booker T announces a six man tag team match for later tonight.
* Sheamus def. WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett in a non-title match.
* Natalya def. Rosa Mendes.
* WWE Champion CM Punk and Paul Heyman were out next. Punk talked about his reign as champion. Heyman reads the executive order from WWE stating that if The Shield interferes this Sunday at the Royal Rumble then Punk will be stripped of the title. Punk then calls out The Shield. They come out and circle the ring. Punk tells them all to stay out of his way. The Rock comes out and exchanges words with Punk on the mic. When Rock leaves, Punk picks up the mic and starts trashing Sacramento. Rock returns to the ring and gives Punk a Rock Bottom.
* Randy Orton def. Drew McIntyre via DQ. Orton givesn an RKO to all members of 3MB.
* The Miz def. Darren Young.
* WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio and WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan) def. Big Show, Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes.
- Below is the final card for tonight's WWE Royal Rumble
pay-per-view. Remember to join us
tonight at 7:30pm EST for live coverage beginning with the pre-show.
Match The Rock vs.
Last Man Standing Match for the World Heavyweight Title
Match Big Show vs. Alberto Del Rio
WWE Tag Team Title Match Cody Rhodes and Damien
Sandow vs. Kane and Daniel Bryan
30-Man Royal Rumble
Match John Cena, Sheamus, Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler, Heath Slater,
Drew McIntyre, Jinder Mahal, Antonio Cesaro, Wade Barrett, The Miz, Ryback, Bo
Dallas, Kane, Daniel Bryan, The Great Khali, Kofi Kingston, Darren Young, Titus
WWE United States Title Match (Pre-show) The
Miz vs. Antonio Cesaro
- As noted, 8 WWE NXT Superstars will compete in a tournament at today's Royal Rumble Fan Fest
in Phoenix to earn a spot in Sunday's 30-man match. A number of other NXT talents have made the trip to Phoenix,
including Paige and some of the other popular Divas.
- Speaking of the 30-man Rumble match, WWE has the
confirmed list to
17 names now. The winner of the NXT tournament will make 18 confirmed entrants:
* NXT tournament winner * Dolph Ziggler (either #1 or #2) * John
Cena * Sheamus * Randy Orton * Ryback * The Miz * Wade
Barrett * Antonio Cesaro * Kane * Daniel Bryan * Kofi Kingston
* Titus O'Neil * Darren Young
* Heath Slater * Drew McIntyre * Jinder Mahal * The Great Khali
Zack Ryder Reveals He Overcame Cancer Posted by Steve Carrier on 01/25/2013 at 11:25 AM
Zack Ryder reveals in the February 2013 issue of the WWE Magazine that while he was enrolled in high school, he overcame cancer.
“When I was in high school, I had cancer. It’s not something I talk about a lot because I don’t want to turn it into a sympathy issue. To make a long story short, one summer I found a lump on my foot. It was a tumor and was removed, but a year later, the doctors found that it had returned in my lungs. They called the cancer a Synovial Sarcoma. The scars on my chest are from ports they inserted to put medicine into my body. It was scary. I had no white blood cells at one point, and my body couldn’t fight off infection. It was brutal, and I missed an entire year of school, but I’m completely healthy now, and I’ve been cancer-free ever since.”
The February 2013 issue of WWE Magazine is available on newsstands everywhere.
London24.com concerning the Road To Lockdown UK Tour
stops, TNA British Boot Camp, TNA's Ratings success in the UK, WWE and more.
Below is a quick recap:
On The (Currently Ongoing) Road
To Lockdown UK Tour:
“This year on the
tour we are bringing the steel cage over for the first time, plus we’re going to
record a month worth of television in the UK which I’m so excited
On TNA British Boot Camp winner Rockstar
“They were all great
and do all have great personalities, but he had a few more years on the other
“We did a great job
finding the top talent over here and it was a tremendous success. Adding
Rockstar Spud to the roster is going to be really interesting and I can’t wait
to see what he’s got.”
Attributing the English
Fans for TNA's Continued Success and the WWE:
“I feel this is a
tipping point and this year is going to be big for us”
“A big part of our
expansion has been the UK and we are the best right now. We have the best
talent, our ratings are better and for a company that never acknowledged us the
big guys are starting to copy us.”
TNA Impact Wrestling Results - 1/24/13 Posted by Steve Carrier on 01/24/2013 at 07:23 PM
Impact Wrestling starts off with a replay from last week’s marriage. Brooke says, “I do.” Bully is asked the same question and he says, “I do!” Right before he can kiss the bride, Taz interrupts. He asks Bully if he really wants to do this. They go back a long time, so he wants to know if he really wants to do this? He then asks if it is hot in here and takes off his coat. He reveals the Aces & 8s vest. The group comes in and attacks and ruins the wedding. Sting tries to come to the aid, but he is no match. They destroy Hulk and Bully. Member hold Brooke to watch the damage. After the video, another video plays showing the moments after the television taping. Bully is dazed while Christian York, Tommy Dreamer and Sting help Hulk Hogan up. Dreamer and Parks come to the aid of Bully. Both can barely walk. Brooke meets up with him as she helps him up the ramp.
The camera shows the announcers Todd Keneley and Mike Tenay.
The camera is backstage and it shows Aces & 8s. It’s a growing group again with so many people. They are in the lot as they start and ride their motorcycles around in circles. The group has a new life in them. The Impact Wrestling video plays showing the top stars in TNA. It ends and we hear music. It’s Aces & 8s. They come through the door by the audience. They make their way through the people as Taz leads the way. They enter the ring and he grabs a mic. There are about 12 people behind Taz. He starts talking. He says people have been asking him all week. He says life is full of opportunities. How can he pass up the machine group? How can he pass the group with an agenda to get revenge? How can he not take direction from a higher power? How can he pass on that? Taz laughs. He starts to mock Brooke and how the show was focused around her. Taz says that wedding was only for them to stand on their faces to take direction from the higher authority. He brings up Dixie Carter. His contract he signed several years ago…well it says that if he gets touched he can own this place. This is Aces & 8s. Deal with the destruction. Brooke and Bully are just small damage, but just wait. Stay out of their way. Their music hits and Taz walks around to the members shaking their hands and talking to them. Other members raise their arms for their new symbol they have.
Jesse and Tara are backstage. Jesse asks Tara if she is ready for a match with Sky? Tara is ready. Jesse shows her a Velvet Sky action figure. Tara asks why he has that. It’s to motivate her. Tara is better than her while Sky likes to show off and kill pigeons while Jesse will be the hottest guy of the year. Tara is now ready and they walk away.
A video package plays highlighting and hyping the main event match tonight. It talks about Daniels and all of his major accomplishments in TNA. He has been in some of the biggest and best matches in TNA. He is on his way to get his first TNA World Title. The video ends and the camera shows Daniels and Kazarian in the back. Daniels is looking in the mirror with his gear while Kaz pulls out a drink for Daniels. The camera guy asks Kaz about his role. Kaz is the manager of Daniels. Daniels goes on to talk about how the girls like his hips and that he will be the next World Heavyweight Champion of the world!
Taz joins the commentator desk. He tells Todd to move over as he can’t stand him the past couple of weeks and then says hi to Mike.
Velvet Sky comes down the ramp to her music and gets in the ring while she let’s the pigeons loose. Tara’s music plays and she has Jessie at her side. He picks her up and they show off their muscles. He drops her and they walk down the ramp together. Tara has the Knockout Title around her waist.
Velvet Sky vs. Tara (Champ) for the Knockout Title Tara shows off her body to the audience, so Sky goes for a quick cover from behind right when the bell rang. Tara kicks out. Both get up and Sky tries again but Tara kicks out again. Both get up and Sky closelines her multiple times. She then grabs her hair and slams her face down to the mat. Tara rolls out of the ring and regroups. Sky grabs her as she gets on the apron. Sky brings her in to punish her further. She then kicks her in the gut and Tara falls back through the ropes and lands on the outside. Jessie checks on her while Tara can’t believe Sky’s aggression.
The match continues as Sky punches Tara in the face and kicks her in the gut. She whips her in the corner but Tara reverses it. Tara goes to her but Sky kicks her. She climbs the corner and jumps onto Tara for a flying cross body. She covers but Tara kicks out. Sky puts Tara in the corner and punches and kicks her. She whips Tara in the opposing corner. She goes for monkey flip but Tara holds onto the ropes and Sky falls right on her back. Tara covers but Sky kicks out. Tara gets her up and hits a snap suplex. She covers but Sky kicks out. Tara stands and does her standing moonsault. A cover again results in a 2. Tara now applies a rear choke hold. Sky gets up and elbows her way out. She runs but Tara pulls on her hair and Sky falls back. Tara gets her up and whips her around hair first. Tara taunts and then sets Sky up. She climbs the corner, but Sky stands and flips Tara over for a huge slam. Sky falls to regroup. They crawl to each other and punch back and forth. They get to their feet and punch again. Sky bounces off the ropes for a couple closelines and then a head scissors. Sky gets her up and goes for a In Yo Face version move. She covers but Jessie gets on the apron to distract Taryn, the referee. Sky gets up and talks to him. Tara stands and runs to her, but she moves and she hits Jessie. Sky goes for another cover but Tara gets out of it. Sky goes to lift Tara, but Jessie trips Sky and Tara covers. Jessie holds Tara’s foot for leverage. She wins.
Winner and Still Champion: Tara
Open Fight Night returns and it will be from the United Kingdom. A video package plays to hype the special.
Sting is walking backstage and the camera asks about the wedding. Did he recognize anyone from Aces & 8s? Sting says he will say what he has to say in the Impact Zone and that will be shortly.
Kenny King is in the locker room. He is looking in the locker, which there probably is a mirror in there, as he talks to himself. He promotes himself again. Zema Ion comes from behind and asks if he still talks to himself. Kenny says they have to get on the right page. They need to take out RVD as Kenny should be champion. Ion says he was champion before RVD beat him. Kenny leaves as they agree. Ion starts to spray his hair and says he was the best X-Division Champion ever.
Mr. Parks’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring with some paper in his hand. He gets in the ring and grabs a mic. He says he hasn’t been an athletic person. His last athletic part in his life was in the 3rd grade. He is not made to be in the courtroom. He is made to be an active star on Impact Wrestling. He may have not got the win or “W”, but he is here to be the best that he can be. Next week, Impact Wrestling will be from the United Kingdom. It’s Open Fight Night too. Parks says he is ready. He shows his passport. He will be there and will be fighting in his first ever Open Fight Night. Now, who should he pick? He doesn’t way to kayfabe anyone, but he will watch videos and take notes to decide who he will pick. The whole world will witness the Impact Wrestling television debut of Joseph Parks. He will hold his court in the ring and will get the “W”! His music plays and he is ready.
Christy Hemme is in the ring as she introduces the next match. Kenny King’s music plays and he comes out. Zema Ion comes with as they get in the ring.
They are full of ego. Rob Van Dam’s music hits and he comes out with the X-Divison Title. Christian York is at his side. They make their way down the ramp and fireworks explode behind them as RVD raises his arms.
Kenny King and Zema Ion vs. Rob Van Dam and Christian York RVD and Ion start the match. They lock-up and Ion applies a side headlock. RVD pushes him in the ropes. Ion comes back and kicks RVD in the chest. Ion continues as he runs into the ropes. RVD lifts him up and does a dropkick! RVD gets up and tags York. York enters and attacks Ion for a minute or so and tags RVD back in. York sends Ion in the corner. RVD runs to him and does a huge monkey flip. Ion goes inside out. Ion crawls to the corner and RVD continues with kicks. He pushes Ion out of the ring. RVD bounces off the opposing side, but King grabs RVD’s hair and takes him down. Ion gets in and tags Kenny. King enters and continues the offensive change. He tags Ion back in. Ion grounds RVD with stomps. He gets him up and continues with kicks. RVD rakes the eyes of Ion, but Zema whips him hard into the corner. RVD falls down. Ion climbs the corner and goes for the 450 splash. RVD moves out of the way. They get up. Ion grabs the foot of RVD. RVD flips around and then flips back to kick Ion in the face. He flies back and King tags in. RVD is able to tag York. Both get in and York flies into the ropes. He comes back and knocks King down with a knee to the face. Ion gets in and stops the count. RVD enters and kicks Ion right in the face. They fight while King and York go to the outside. RVD does a body slam and goes for a split legged moonsault. King takes care of York and gets in the ring. He stops Rob. He climbs the corner. He pushes RVD and he goes into the guard rail. York gets in and attacks King from behind, but Ion gets up. Ion does a suplex type move with a bridge. The cover is in.
Winners: Kenny King and Zema Ion
Taz says he is getting a phone call and has to take it, so he leaves the commentary booth.
A car rolls up and it’s Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan. They get out of the car and join hands. They walk while the camera man follows them. He asks about the wedding. Bully says they will do their talking in the ring.
Samoa Joe is backstage in the locker room. He closes his locker with Garett Bischoff and Wes Brisco. Joe says they won’t be hanging around him like they do with Kurt. Garett and Wes ask about Kurt as they text him and can’t get through. Suddenly, Kurt comes into the picture. He shakes Garett, Wes, and Joe’s hand. They asks about his injury. He says he can still go but he is going to announce something later. Joe leaves and the two tell Kurt that they have his back. Kurt knows he does. He can still kick @ss.
A video package plays replaying the moments leading to the wedding and the actual wedding itself. They say, “I do” and then it leads to Taz revealing himself as a member of Aces & 8s. They attack and lead a destructive path like a hurricane.
Music hits and it’s Bully Ray with Brooke. Ray marches to the commentary desk for Taz, but Mike tells him about the phone call. He just left? Ray is furious. He holds Brooke’s hand as they walk down the ramp. He has her walk the steps first and then he enters the ring. He grabs a mic. He states that last week should have been the greatest night of their lives. It turned out to be a nightmare. A lot of people got hurt. He expected it from Devon, but not Taz. He is a coward. Where is he? His brother and he does this. He doesn’t care if he got hurt, but the people who got hurt around him. The only person who trust him is Sting and they hurt him. The person who he has been trying to gain trust from, Hulk Hogan… and they hurt him. Most of all, they hurt his love, Brooke. He is going to hurt Devon and Taz… the things he is going to do to Aces & 8s… he can’t even say on television. They better sleep with one eye open. He won’t sleep until he attacks all of them. He can’t do any of that until Hogan can lift the suspension. Lift it, Hulk! All of a sudden, Sting’s music hits and here comes The Icon. He gets in the ring and hugs Bully and Brooke. He grabs a mic. He says he will do his very best to drive this thing home. We know Hulk doesn’t do anything half way. He always goes to the top in whatever he does. Right now, he is only half way. He walked Brooke down the aisle and met Bully, but he needs to go all the way. He is the best of all-time, so do this all the way. Next week, they will be in the UK. Sting believes that Hulk will announce that Bully will be reinstated….Bully, his son-in-law. Sting’s music plays and he talks to Bully and Brooke. Sting leaves the ring and the two hug.
Video plays showing the promo from Bobby Roode and Austin Aries. Chavo and Hernandez interrupt and they brawl. The video ends and the camera shows them two backstage. Austin says they have to take them out. Who will go against Hernandez? Roode says Austin has speed and has a great finisher. He can do this. Austin says he can’t disagree, but Roode has the power and strength. Roode is the longest reigning champion, so he can do it. Roode jumps up and says he (Austin) beat him. He did… twice, but Roode say sit was a fluke. Ah, a fluke! Austin tells Roode that is why he should fight Hernandez. Austin will be the clean-up guy of whatever is left. Austin leaves. Roode starts to yell as he is the power guy and the power guy should be the clean-up person. Roode doesn’t get his way though.
A video plays hyping Jeff Hardy. It shows some of the big moments in his career in TNA. He wins the TNA World Title and defended it time after time. He beat some of the best in the company.
Jeff is walking backstage with the two titles by his shoulders. Last week, Daniels his the Angel Wings on his title. He won’t take that away though.
Christy Hemme is in the ring as she introduces this match. Bobby Roode comes out and slowly walks down the ramp. As he makes his way to the ring, Taz is back at the commentator desk. Music hits and the TNA Tag Team Champions come out. Hernandez has the title around his necklace while Chavo holds his title. Hernandez gets in the ring.
Bobby Roode vs. Hernandez They walk around the ring and then lock-up. Hernandez pushes Roode right back into the corner. Roode is a bit surprised. They lock-up again, but Roode slides behind him and hits him in the back. He then attacks the ribs. Hernandez goes into the corner. Rodoe continues the shots to the body. Roode whips him in the opposing corner, but Hernandez reverses it. Roode pops out of the corner and Hernandez does a big back body drop. Bobby gets up.
Hernandez lifts Roode for a vertical suplex and it is a long vertical stance! Roode slowly rolls to the apron. Hernandez gets him up, but Roode chokes him on the top rope. He slides back in and hits a neck breaker. He covers but Hernandez lifts Roode in the air and he lands on Earl Hebner, the referee. Roode continues the attack as he works on the neck. Roode rakes his back, but Hernandez punches Roode in the gut twice and then kicks him in it. He runs into the ropes but Roode elbows him in the face. Roode covers but Hernandez kicks out. Roode gets up and hits several knees to Hernandez’s face and chest. He applies a rear choke hold. Hernandez gets up. Roode is on his back. Hernandez runs back to push him in the corner. He walks out and then runs back. Roode lifts him and Hernandez lands on the apron. Roode backs up and Hernandez does the shoulder block over the top rope. He whips Roode in the corner and smashes him. He then picks him up on his shoulders and drops him right down. He gets Roode up but Roode tries to fight back. He runs but Hernandez does a battering ram. Roode goes through the ropes and lands on the outside. He gets to his feet. Hernandez goes for a suicide dive, but Austin Aries runs out and moves Roode out of the way. They start to talk but Chavo grabs Austin and attacks him. Hernandez watches as Roode comes from behind and hits the bulldog. He gets the win. Roode and Austin meet on the ramp as Aries tells him that he helped him to win.
Winner: Bobby Roode
Kurt Angle, the cyborg, is walking backstage. He is not 100% but he knows what he has to do. He will address the fans.
A video package plays about Kurt Angle wanting to expose the man who has been in the headlines….Mr. Anderson. What side is he on? As Kurt goes to fight him, Kurt Angle is attacked by Mike Knox and the ball peen hammer. Kurt is taken out on a stretcher.
His music plays and Kurt Angle comes through the curtain. He walks down the ramp and gets in the ring. He grabs a mic. He says he thought Aces & 8s were going to be temporary, but they are in it for the long haul. He is tired of the attacks and injuries. He turns to Taz. Taz talked about revenge, but Taz doesn’t know what revenge is. Next week is Open Fight Night. Kurt will fight Mr. Anderson and Anderson only. He calls out Ken as he wants to say something to him personally. Kurt waits. Music hits and the lights go out. Mr. Anderson comes through the fans from the Aces and 8s door. He has the group’s vest on. He gets in the ring and meets Kurt face to face. He has a mic. He wants to fight him next week? Do you Kurt? He tries to get Kurt wild. Ken backs up and says he doesn’t want to fight Kurt next week. No, he doesn’t. He wants to fight him now. He punches Kurt in the face. Kurt goes down and Ken continues with punches and kicks. Kurt backs up to the corner. Ken backs up and taunts. He turns and Kurt closelines him down. He then grabs Ken by the ankle but Ken slides away. He leaves the ring and goes by the ramp to the backstage area. Kurt grabs a mic. It will be them two next week. Them two only… one last time… in a Steel Cage! Ken is stunned. He can’t believe it. Kurt has a smile on his face.
Daniels and Kazarian are backstage. Kaz talks to Daniels to get him ready for the match. The screen turns to Jeff Hardy has he holds the two titles. He is walking backstage to go to the stage.
Jeff bounces off the ropes and meets Daniels. He closelines Jeff down. He stomps on him. Footage plays from break and it shows Kazarian attacking Jeff at ringside. Daniels works on the face of Jeff as he rakes his eyes. He gets him up and hits a back suplex. Daniels runs behind Jeff. He bounces off the ropes and hits a closeline from behind. He covers but Jeff kicks out. Daniels stomps on him multiple times. He doesn’t let off. Jeff can finally get away for a second. Daniels gets him up and does a headbutt. He taunts while Jeff is lying on the mat. Daniels applies a knee to his neck and then gets him up for a reverse neck breaker. He covers. Jeff kicks out. Daniels applies a rear choke hold. Daniels lifts himself up and applies the knee to the back while the choke is still in. Jeff is able to get up. He elbows Daniels in the gut. He goes to run away, but Daniels pulls his hair and Jeff falls. The referee talks to Daniels but Daniels goes to Jeff for a stomp. He gets him up, but Jeff is able to twist around and closeline Daniels down.
Both get up and Daniels punches him. Jeff punches back. They go back and forth. Jeff comes further with more punches and kicks. He whips Daniels and he hits a closeline and then an atomic drop. He takes his legs out form under him and jumps down with the double leg drop between the legs. He does the boot in the face and covers. Daniels kicks out. Both get up and Daniels whips him in the corner. Daniels runs to him, but Jeff kicks him in the gut. He falls. Jeff climbs the corner and drops down for a splash. Daniels kicks out of the cover. Both get up. Daniels is able to lift Jeff up and drops him right down on the mat. He covers but Jeff kicks out. Daniels twists and turns to apply a chokehold. Jeff puts his foot on the ropes and Daniels breaks the hold. Daniels brings Jeff up to the top rope. Daniels punches him and then meets him on top. Jeff fights back. He lifts him up and does a front suplex! Jeff crawls and covers. Daniels puts his foot on the ropes to stop the cover. Both get up. Jeff goes for a Twist of Fate, but Daniels twists out of it. He lifts Jeff up and hits Angel Wings. He covers. Jeff kicks out!
Daniels can’t believe it. He jumps up to the top for BME, but Jeff slides out of the way. Daniels lands on his feet. Jeff climbs the corner for Whisper in the Wind, but Daniels moves. He covers but Jeff kicks out. Daniels now sets up for another Angel Wings, but Jeff turns it into a hurricanrona. Both get up and Jeff hits the Twist of Fate. Daniels bounces back into Kaz as he was standing on the apron. Daniels comes back and Jeff hits another Twist of Fate. Jeff climbs the corner and does the Swanton Bomb. He covers and wins.
Winner and Still TNA World Champion: Jeff Hardy
Taz says he is going to be a good announcer and get an interview with Jeff. He walks down the ramp and says he has a question for Hardy. What is Jeff going to do when Aces & 8s destroy everything around him and he is the only one down on the ground? Jeff questions what he is talking about. Just then, a masked man enters the ring from behind. He has the ball peen hammer and smashes the back of Jeff’s leg. Jeff goes down. The masked man quickly leaves. Taz says he was going to tell him to turn around. Jeff crawls to the corner. He screams in agony from the hit. The referee enters and checks on him. The show fades.
- The current storyline where The Miz is being pushed as the "next Ric Flair" was originally earmarked for Dolph Ziggler. With Ziggler, the idea was going to be more of Flair being his manager but Ziggler was going to be given the Figure Four and doing the same gimmick Miz is doing as a babyface.
Regarding turning Ziggler babyface, it looks like those plans have been put on hold for the time being.
WWE Doing Away with Separate Live Events? Posted by Steve Carrier on 01/24/2013 at 08:04 AM
- WWE sent out a survey on Wednesday asking fans about renaming their live events as it sounds like separate RAW and SmackDown live events may be no more. WWE is looking at featuring both RAW and SmackDown Superstars at live events. In re-naming the live events, WWE provided the following options:
* WWE Superstars Live! * WWE Universe Live! * WWE World Tour * WWE: The Tour * WWE Live * WWE Live In Action! * WWE Live Tour * WWE Presents
Update on THQ Being Sold & WWE's Video Game Future Posted by Steve Carrier on 01/23/2013 at 05:14 PM
THQ's studios, licenses and properties were sold to at least five different entities at the bankruptcy auction today.
Employees of THQ were sent an email informing them that if they were working on a property or for a studio that was not scheduled to be sold off this week, their employment with the company would be coming to an end.
As of this writing, there is no indication yet where the WWE license would end up as it was not one of the properties auctioned off today. Contractually, THQ held the rights to the license through 2017.
Work was already underway on WWE '14 for release towards the end of 2013.
Bill Goldberg Teases The Spear Is Coming Back Posted by Steve Carrier on 01/23/2013 at 03:02 PM
Former WWE & WCW wrestler Bill Goldberg teased a return to the ring on Twitter. When a fan mentioned that the spear needed to be seen again, Goldberg replied, "It's coming..."
Goldberg later said that he wasn't trolling and meant what he wrote. He also stated that everyone knows his feelings about WWE, and that there was "not a chance in hell" that he would be appearing at The Royal Rumble this Sunday.
Another fan asked, "I'm guessing this means you will never be in the WWE again?," to which Goldberg replied, "Great guess..."
Kid Kash (or at least someone claiming to
be him on twitter) is claiming that his release from TNA is 100% false. The
twitter account, unlike most TNA accounts has not been verified however, many
TNA wrestlers have tweeted messages to the account in the past. "Kash" wrote:
everything you hear"
"Rumours that I have
left TNA are completely false. I'm still with the company"
last known match for TNA on the January 3 2013 episode of Impact Wrestling in a
losing effort against Christian York. On January 5 2013, Kash was at the
Crossfire Wrestling show for their second anniversary event. Most TNA contracts
prevent wrestlers from appearing at televised events or shows that film for DVD
and pay per view. As of this writing, Kash's profile page on ImpactWrestling.com is no
longer a valid link.
WWE Raw Results - 1/21/13 Posted by Steve Carrier on 01/21/2013 at 07:30 PM
- Tonight's WWE RAW opens up with a video for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
- RAW opens with Vickie Guerrero and Paul Heyman coming to the ring. Vickie talks about how she wants us to be entertained on her show. Vickie brings up The Rock and Heyman chimes in as the crowd boos.
Heyman says he's out here as a show of unity with Vickie. Heyman says one man defamed his character and Vickie's character last week - The Rock. Heyman calls Vickie the sexiest General Manager in WWE history. Vickie shows us footage from Rock Concert last week where Rock ripped Heyman. Heyman shows us footage of Rock ripping on Vickie last week.
Vickie says if Rock enters the arena tonight, he will be arrested by San Jose Police. A crew member informs Vickie that Rock is here now and she laughs. Vickie says she has a camera outside and Rock was just informed he can't enter. We go outside and Rock is pacing back and forth in front of some gimmicked police officers. Rock says of course this is what Vickie does, screws the people. Rock rips Vickie and says he knows the police have a job to do but there's not an entity on this planet that will stop The Rock from getting in the middle of the People's ring and electrifying. One guy speaks up and says they will have no choice but to arrest him. Rock says Heyman is a lot like Manti Te'o because he has a fake nut sac. Rock keeps ripping on Heyman. Rock says Vickie must have her head up her ass if she thinks she can keep him out. Rock tells the police that he's relentless. Rock says there's no way, he means no way, that he won't get in the middle of the ring and electrify tonight. Rock says it's not a matter of if, it's when. We go back to the ring and Vickie is throwing a fit. Vickie mocks Rock with an, "if you smell what The Vick is cooking..."
- Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler plug tonight's Beat the Clock Challenge with Wade Barrett, Antonio Cesaro, The Miz, Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus. The winner gets to pick his spot in the Royal Rumble. Orton vs. Cesaro is up next after commercial.
Beat the Clock Challenge Match: Randy Orton vs. Antonio Cesaro
Back from the break and WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro is in the ring. Randy Orton is out next. The bell rings and they go at it. Orton with an early 2 count. Orton goes for another cover and applies a headlock. Cesaro takes Orton down for a pin attempt of his own. And another. Orton fights out but Cesaro drops him again for another 2 count. Cesaro with uppercuts and a headlock. Orton connects with a Thesz Press for a 2 count. Orton with right hands now. Orton with a kick and a knee. Cesaro blocks a suplex and rolls Orton up for 2. Orton comes right back with a dropkick and a 2 count.
Cesaro goes to the floor but Orton follows and works him over. Orton brings it back in for a 2 count. We go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Cesaro is taking Orton up to the top. Orton fights him off but Cesaro shoves Orton off and out to the floor. Cesaro brings Orton back in the ring for another 2 count. Cesaro with a gutwrench and another pin attempt. Cesaro with another pin attempt and a chinlock. Cesaro with another slam and pin attempt. Cesaro stomps Orton's gut and covers again. More back and forth. Orton comes back with clotheslines and a powerslam. Orton takes Cesaro to the apron for the draping DDT but Cesaro counters and rolls Orton up for 2. Cesaro with a big uppercut in mid-air for another close 2 count. Cesaro with another hold before throwing Orton into the ring post. Cesaro goes to the floor and brings Orton back in. Orton catches Cesaro with a RKO as he comes in, for the win at 11 minutes and 36 seconds.
Winner: Randy Orton
- Cole talks about the Hall of Fame and we get the Mick Foley induction video.
- We get the latest promo from The Shield's Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose where they had a message for Sheamus, Randy Orton, The Miz, Kane, Daniel Bryan and Ryback. They say they're just getting started.
Big Show vs. Zack Ryder
Back from the break and out comes Big Show to the ring. Zack Ryder is out next. As the match starts, Brad Maddox sneaks in and joins commentary. Show punishes Ryder and lays him out with a knockout punch for the squash win.
Winner: Big Show
- Brad Maddox leaves commentary and says he has other job offers. It was announced that Show vs. Alberto Del Rio at Royal Rumble will be another Last Man Standing match. Show puts his foot on Ryder and counts to 10, saying this is a preview of what will happen on Sunday. Show ends up yelling at the fans and storming off to the back.
- Ryback vs. 3MB is up next. Back to commercial.
- Heyman is backstage on the phone with someone, telling them there is no way The Rock will get into the business. Brad Maddox comes in with his camera man. Maddox says like Heyman, there's nothing he wouldn't do to keep his dreams alive. Heyman admires his ambition and respects his dedication. Heyman shakes his hand and says he will make Maddox famous. Heyman poses with Maddox and gets back to his phone call.
Heath Slater vs. Ryback
We go to the ring and Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre are in the ring. Out comes Ryback to a pop.
Slater gets some offense early but Ryback runs over him. Ryback with a spinebuster and the Meathook Clothesline. McIntyre gets involved but gets knocked down. Same with Mahal. Ryback tosses Mahal into McIntyre and they fall off the apron. Ryback hits Shellshocked on Slater for the quick win.
- Ryback takes the mic and says damn, his job is fun. Ryback says Sunday is his first Rumble match - a match he was made for and will thrive in. Ryback says it is the match that will lead him to the main event of WrestleMania. Ryback starts a "feed me more" chant and that's it.
- The Rock is backstage with the same police officers from earlier. Rock is trying to talk them into letting him in the building. Rock says they are here to protect and serve the people. He says it's always been about the people. Rock gets the fans to chant his name inside the building. One of the officers says his wife and kid are in the crowd. He says he still has his ticket. Vickie Guerrero appears and tells the police to arrest Rock. They say he's not breaking any laws so they can't arrest him. Vickie says she will have them suspended if they don't do what she says. Vickie says while Rock is outside, Punk is inside and he's about to address the people. Vickie says she will lift the ban if Rock wants to apologize to her. Rock says there's two problems with that - one, he's going to get in the ring on his terms and two, biotch - she still looks horrible tonight. Vickie storms off. Rock tells the officers he has an idea and we go to commercial.
- RAW Roulette is announced for next Monday's RAW from Las Vegas.
- Back from the break and out comes WWE Champion CM Punk to the ring with Paul Heyman.
Punk talks about what the WWE Title meant to him and the match with The Rock at the Royal Rumble. Punk says he will not allow The Rock to walk out as the champion. Punk says you can call Rock what you want but you will not be able to call him champion. Punk says he has earned the right to be the man. Punk tells Rock to enjoy everything for the next six days. Punk says he realized a long time ago that the people do not matter. Punk says only the WWE Title matters.
- Still to come tonight, John Cena will address the WWE Universe. We go back to commercial.
Beat the Clock Challenge Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz
Back from the break and out comes Dolph Ziggler, AJ Lee and Big E Langston. The time to beat is 11 minutes and 36 seconds. Out next comes The Miz. We see footage of The Miz and Ric Flair from last week.
Miz strikes quick with a dropkick and several early pin attempts. Ziggler comes back with a roll up of his own for 2. Back and forth and more pin attempt trades. Ziggler dropkicks Miz and covers for 2. Ziggler ends up on the back of The Miz with a sleeper. Miz counters and takes Ziggler down. Miz ends up on the floor and Langston works him over. Ziggler brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Ziggler has Miz down on the mat. More back and forth and pin attempts. Miz with a big kick to the face for another 2 count. Miz beats Ziggler down in the corner until the referee has to pull him off. Miz with a running clothesline before going to the top. Miz comes down with an ax handle and another pin attempt. Ziggler blocks the Skull Crushing Finale and they trade roll ups. Ziggler with a big jumping DDT for 2. Miz with the backbreaker but Ziggler blocks the neckbreaker. Miz counters and applies the Figure Four. AJ gets on the apron and distracts the referee. Langston pulls Ziggler to the ropes and the hold is broken. Miz goes outside and brings Ziggler back in. Miz rolls Ziggler up for 2. Langston goes to hit Miz but just distracts him. Ziggler takes advantage and hits Zig Zag for the win. The new time to beat is 10 minutes and 56 seconds.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
- Still to come, Kane and Daniel Bryan will have anger management graduation with Dr. Shelby. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Dr. Shelby is in the ring with a graduation set up. He says he's so proud of Kane and Daniel Bryan before calling them out to the ring for their graduation ceremony. The WWE Tag Team Champions come out with gowns on.
Shelby talks about how they have came since beginning anger management. Shelby gives them their caps. Shelby has one last exercise and asks them who they think should be valedictorian, who gets to talk about their feelings. Kane says it should be Bryan. Bryan says it should be Kane. They start arguing and yelling. Shelby yells louder and proposes a group hug. They make Cole and Lawler hug. Then Justin Roberts and a crew member. Three guys in the audience then hug. Another couple of guys hug. Shelby has everyone in the arena hug and that's it. Shelby, Kane and Bryan hug and jump around in the ring to end it.
- Still to come, John Cena will address the WWE Universe. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see footage from last week of Kaitlyn winning the WWE Divas Title and Eve Torres quitting.
Alicia Fox vs. Kaitlyn
We go to the ring and Alicia Fox is dancing around. Out next comes WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn for a non-title match. Alicia strikes first and takes Kaitlyn to the corner. Kaitlyn turns it around and tosses her to the floor. We see Tamina Snuka watching backstage. Kaitlyn with a baseball slide and then a tackle from the apron. Alicia counters and brings it back in the ring. Alicia tosses Kaitlyn around the ring and works her over. Alicia with a leg scissor and a clothesline for 2. Alicia with a headlock now.
Kaitlyn fights out of a hold and ducks a kick in the corner. Alicia gets hung up and turns around to a spear from Kaitlyn for the win.
- Heyman and Punk are backstage walking. Heyman has arranged a luxury skybox for Punk to watch what's happening next. Heyman says he has a personal message for The Rock... he calls it a Paul-bomb and dedicates it to Punk. They head off to the skybox and we go to commercial.
- Back from the break and Heyman says he is also CM Punk's adviser, friend, advocate. Heyman says tonight he will also act as Punk's interpreter after most of what Punk said earlier went over everyone's head. We see Punk watching from a skybox. Heyman assures us that Rock won't leave Royal Rumble as WWE Champion. Heyman says Vince McMahon is a tyrant and desperate for someone to defeat Punk. Heyman goes on and says just like the people, The Rock is stupid. Rock's music hits and out he comes to a big pop.
Rock thanks the San Jose Police Department for his ticket to RAW. Heyman goes to interrupt and Rock tells him to shut up. Rock calls him Twinkie tits and threatens him, forcing Heyman to get out of the ring. Rock looks up at the skybox where CM Punk is. Rock acknowledges Punk is a badass and says he has earned the right to all himself the best in the world. Rock says that doesn't change the fact that this is Punk's last RAW as WWE Champion. The crowd chants Rock's name. Rock says Punk is obsessed with how Rock entertains the fans. Rock says he will stand before Punk and rip his face off any time. A "boots 2 asses" chant starts up. Rock says just like MLK had a dream, he has one where he will become WWE Champion one more time.
Rock promises to beat Punk on Sunday and says when that's done, everyone will yell about how they are free at last. He ends his promo in typical Rock fashion and goes to the corner to celebrate. the lights go out and when they come back on, The Shield is beating Rock down in the corner. Rock fights back but they beat him down again. They hit the triple powerbomb on The Rock and stand over him together. The Shield exits the ring, leaving Rock laid out. Punk takes the mic and says at the top of the mountain, there's only room for one man. Rock tries to get to his feet as Punk speaks. Punk says when Rock wakes up from that dream, he will realize The Great One wasn't great enough to beat the best in the world. Punk holds up the WWE Title as Rock bleeds from his mouth. We go to commercial.
- Back from the break and we get another video for MLK.
- Cole and Lawler show us what just happened with The Shield and The Rock.
Beat the Clock Challenge Match: Sheamus vs. Wade Barrett
The time to beat for this one is 10 minutes and 56 seconds. Out first comes Sheamus followed by WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett.
The bell rings and they go at it. Back and forth with a few pin attempts to start the match. Sheamus with a big clothesline out of the corner. Sheamus drops Barrett for another pin attempt. Barrett ends up sending Sheamus to the floor with a clothesline as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Barrett with a big shot to the gut then a suplex for a 2 count. Sheamus comes back with ax handles and a spear in the corner. Sheamus with a high knee and a clothesline in the corner. Barrett ducks one and gets dumped to the apron. Sheamus with forearm shots to the chest now. Sheamus suplexes Barrett in for a 2 count. Barrett turns it around and goes for a gutwrench but Sheamus counters. Barrett ducks the Brogue Kick and kicks Sheamus in the gut. Barrett with a huge back kick to the jaw for a close 2 count. Barrett goes to the second rope and nails an elbow drop for 2. Barrett puts Sheamus on his shoulders but Sheamus fights out and nails White Noise. Sheamus calls for the Brogue Kick but Ziggler, AJ and Langston run down. AJ hops in the ring and distracts Sheamus. Sheamus turns around to Winds of Change from Barrett but he kicks out at 2. Sheamus hits a Brogue Kick but can't get the pin in before the clock expires. Ziggler celebrates at ringside with Langston and AJ. They head up the ramp as Sheamus looks on angrily from the ring. Ziggler has won the challenge.
- Still to come, Cena will address the fans. Back to commercial.
- Vickie Guerrero is backstage when Ziggler, Langston and AJ walk in bragging. AJ and Ziggler make out in front of Vickie. Ziggler talks about picking his number. Vickie interrupts and says she didn't say which number he gets to pick. Ziggler has to pick between #1 or #2. Vickie laughs and walks off.
- We see what happened earlier with The Shield beating down The Rock.
- Punk and Heyman are backstage walking when Vince McMahon appears. Vince asks them if they think they are clever. Punk says they had nothing to do with what happened to The Rock. Vince says if The Shield gets involved with Punk's match at Royal Rumble, then he will have severe consequences. Vince and Punk argue when Heyman tries to calm them down. Heyman says there is no evidence against Punk. Vince says his consequences are that he will strip Punk of the title. Vince walks off and we go to commercial.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Tensai
We go to the ring and out comes Ricardo Rodriguez to begin Alberto Del Rio's introduction. Out comes the World Heavyweight Champion to a nice reaction. We see Tensai waiting in the ring.
The bell rings and Tensai goes to work on Del Rio. Tensai takes Del Rio to the corner and whips him across the ring. Tensai with a big splash from the second rope. And another for a 2 count. Tensai runs into boots in the corner. Del Rio with a flying head scissors from the corner. Del Rio with a big belly to belly suplex. Del Rio with a kick to the side of the head in the corner. Del Rio hits a moonsault for the easy non-tiel win.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
- After the match, Del Rio takes the mic and taunts Big Show for their Last Man Standing Match at Royal Rumble. Del Rio has the crowd count to 10 in Spanish. Ricardo leads them in a "si!" chant as Del Rio hits the corners.
- It's announced that Bob Backlund will be going into the WWE Hall of Fame this year.
- Back from the break and out comes John Cena to address the WWE Universe about Sunday's Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
Cena talks for several minutes about Sundays. Cena says it will be all out warfare in the Rumble. Cena promises that he will win the Rumble and goes to celebrate when Sheamus comes out to interrupt. Sheamus says that was a passionate speech but he thinks Cena has it all wrong. Sheamus says he will win it this year like he won last year. Darren Young and Titus O’Neil come out next. They talk when Randy Orton’s music hits and he comes out. Orton didn’t come to dance, he declares that he will win the Rumble. The Miz is out next and he says the same thing, because he’s awesome. Kane’s pyro goes off and he’s out with Daniel Bryan. They argue about who will win before joining everyone else in the ring. Antonio Cesaro is out next. He says everyone is wrong and he will win the Royal Rumble match. Cesaro will dedicate his win to the United States, he says. 3MB is out next and they think they’re going to win. A bunch of other Superstars come out at once and a brawl erupts in the ring. Sheamus and Ryback start tossing people out. RAW goes off the air.
- It was noted earlier how MVP's contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling may keep him from
appearing at WWE's Royal Rumble pay-per-view as an entrant in the main event.
MVP responded to those reports on Twitter and noted that his deal
with NJPW is per appearance and that he has no contractual obligation to them.
- Chris Jericho teased the possibility of returning to WWE, writing on Twitter, "Had a dream I was wrestling as a heel under the name 'Bobby Baby.' If I ever go back to the WWE, that shall be my new name! #BobbyBaby."
WWE Color Commentator JBL posted an
apology on his facebook page to TNA Wrestlers Bully Ray and
Devon for categorizing Team 3D as unsucessful as singles wrestlers during the
recent airing of WWE Smackdown.
"Anytime you do a
ton of tv every week you are bound to make mistakes. I made one this past week
on Smackdown and tried to correct it on air but wasn't able to get it done
sufficiently, so I want to apologize to my good friends the Dudleys openly-and
to all you twitter police so you can get out of Momma's basement and enjoy the
I was trying to make the point that a lot of tag teams never
make it, or try to make it, as singles wrestlers and listed the Killer Bees, LOD
and Dudley's (and I think Hart Foundation). Sometimes on air you try to go
somewhere entertaining and you get caught and try to correct it. Sometimes it
works and sometimes it doesn't.
I realized as soon as I said it that both
the Dudley's and Hart Foundation had become huge singles stars-I was thinking
about my time in WWE where Dudley's had been mainly just a tag team-and one of
greatest of all time in what I think was greatest era of tag teams in history
when you had Edge/Christian, NAO, DX, Dudley's, APA, LOD, Hardy's and more all
at the same time.
Bubba and Devon have been good friends for a long time
and I have the utmost respect and love for them, if I had made the mistake on
someone else-I would just chalk it up to live TV and not worry about it. But,
these guys are good friends and with the Twitter police loving to correct me I
thought I would just make it public and explain how it happened.
hate more than anything is this becoming an issue and taking away from great
work in the ring, as my job is to do my best to tell stories about talent in an
attempt to help them get over.
Believe me, it won't be the last time I
make a mistake, I fire stuff out rapidly sometimes with references I don't plan
on making as a way to try and be entertaining and react to the events in front
However, the Dudley's first day with the APA Bubba hit me so hard
with a 2x4 that I owed him a receipt anyway!!!"
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
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