•Big Show is shown arriving on his bus. He comes to the ring and cuts a promo, announcing that Alberto Del Rio is suspended. Show blames Booker T for what happened and out he comes. Show vs. Kane is announced. •Cody Rhodes beat Kofi Kingston. •The Great Khali defeated Titus O'Neil. •Mark Henry comes out and destroys Khali to a big pop. Henry announces the Hall of Pain is back open. Henry wants a spot in the Chamber match. Booker comes out and announces Henry vs. Randy Orton. •Big Show quickly beat Kane. •Alberto Del Rio is outside in the parking lot and he's taken the wheels off Show's tour bus. Show comes to the parking lot but gets a bunch of paint dropped on top of him from the roof. Del Rio laughs and drives off. •Jack Swagger squashed Justin Gabriel. •Tensai beat Drew McIntyre by DQ when 3MB attacked him. Brodus Clay made the save. •Antonio Cesaro beat Sin Cara. • Mark Henry defeated Randy Orton to earn a spot in the Elimination Chamber.
- As noted earlier, Cody Rhodes announced that Rhodes Scholars
would reunite for this weekend's live events. Tonight they will appear as a team
at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Rhodes shared the photo below
with the following comment on Twitter, "The unthinkable has happened...FINALLY.
2/8 #wwepoplarbluff press conference."
- Rumors surfaced that independent wrestler Jimmy Jacobs (Chris Scobille) may be
WWE bound after he posted a photo earlier this week of him receiving an envelope
from the company. Jacobs confirmed later that the envelope was not a contract,
and just contained 1099 forms for work he had previously done with them.
Perkins Talks TNA, Says Being On The Roster Is Almost A Certainty
Independent Wrestler TJ Perkins recently
spoke with ArtOfWrestling.cz on a number of topics. When asked
about possibly being part of the TNA roster in 2013:
"I am told its
almost a certainty at some point, it’s more about timing than anything. I don’t
know what their plans are, and I still have plans of my own so I will just leave
it to them to figure out what they want to do."
commented about his ROH release:
"ROH had trouble
financially keeping me on the schedule and fulfilling my contract. They asked me
to take time off and offered to create something with me for the future. In the
meantime, WWE and TNA and triple a and others had been calling me but I am not
legally allowed to negotiate with anyone because I have a contract. So ROH asked
everyone in a meeting if anyone felt they needed to leave, I raised my hand. I
met with ROH office and they agreed to end my contract so I can be free to do
what I want, but they expressed to me that they would still like me to work for
them in the future if I’m still available. I am still in contact with ROH
office, I am just not under contract anymore."
This week’s TNA Impact episode from the U.K. opened with a video package recapping recent events, focusing on Hogan Family Drama that led to Bully Ray being suspended, having his wedding to Brooke Hogan crashed by Teflon Taz, and being re-instated by Hulk Hogan on last week’s Impact. Plus, Kurt Angle’s recruits, Wes Brisco and Garett Bischoff, turned on him to reveal an alliance with Aces & Eights.
Arena: Todd Keneley (not pictured) introduced the show, noting the X Division Title and Tag Titles will be on the line tonight. And, in the main event, it’s Sting & Bully Ray against Aces & Eights in a tables match.
A&E’s music then played to bring out the fully-masked member leading the group to the ring from their side-arena entrance as Taz gloated on commentary. Wes Brisco and Garett Bischoff had stars in their eyes walking to the ring with Devon, D.O.C., Mike Knox, and Mr. Anderson as Taz hyped the group’s domination. On the mic, Devon claimed A&E is dominating TNA and what they did to Kurt Angle last week is only the tip of the iceberg.
Video Package: TNA abruptly cut to a video package recapping Wes and Garett’s association with Angle, who said weeks ago that he had no idea why Aces & Eights is targeting him. The video revealed why by showing how Wes and Garett set up Angle.
Back in the ring, Devon turned toward Mr. Anderson to remind him that he has a plan. To “What?” chants, Devon introduced the newest members of Aces & Eights, Garett Bischoff and Wes Brisco. Garett then took the mic and did Eric Bischoff’s hand-on-heart pose to soak in the applause he was only hearing in his head. Garett spoke over cat-calls that this is the type of disrespect that he’s talking about. He thanked Devon for inviting him to their family.
Wes then said he did this because of Hulk Hogan, claiming Hulk didn’t answer his phone calls for two years. He said Hulk told him to start at the bottom and work his way to the top. “A Brisco?!” he said. Wes, doing all sorts of weird facial expressions while his eyes shifted from side to side, then noted his father gave Hulk his first pair of wrestling boots and this was how he got repaid by Hulk.
Devon spoke next that Angle better not come back to TNA. He said if Hulk wants to surprise them with a tables match, that’s okay because they always have back-up and an ace up their sleeves. A&E’s music played as Taz soaked up the moment on commentary. Also on commentary, Keneley wondered aloud how deep this runs.
Backstage: Tara and Jessie were shown horsing around before entering Brooke Hogan’s office to complain about flying coach. Brooke then shouted at them for being petty and selfish with all of the things she’s been dealing with. Brooke said Tara is facing Miss Tessmacher tonight and Jessie is banned from ringside. She told Tara to get her a coffee since she just wants to stand there with a pouty-face.
[Q2] In-ring: Kenny King, then Zema Ion were introduced as the challengers for an X Division Title match to kick off the show. Rob Van Dam was out last to defend the title.
1 — X Division champion ROB VAN DAM vs. ZEMA ION vs. KENNY KING — three-way X Division Title match
King landed a corkscrew dive onto RVD on the outside early on. Ion then did a flip-dive of his own to the floor. Back in the ring, Ion and King traded moves before RVD walked into a kick to the head from King. Meanwhile, Keneley said that TNA president Dixie Carter will have more news about Impact going on the road tonight during Bellator MMA after Impact.
Lots of counters and blocks before RVD flew over the top rope to the outside after missing a splash on Ion. King and Ion then resumed their in-ring battle. RVD tried to re-enter, but King clotheslined him over the top rope to the floor. King then had a pin on Ion via Northern Lights Suplex, but RVD springboard-splashed King to break up the pin. RVD then pinned King for the pin and the win.
WINNER: RVD at 5:58 to retain the X Division Title.
Backstage: A camera “snuck up” on Bobby Roode and Austin Aries talking in the hallway. They shared notes on proving they are superior to Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez tonight to capture the Tag Titles. Aries noted the plan is to win all the gold in TNA so that everyone follows their lead.
Announcers: Keneley and Mike Tenay introduced a video package on British Bootcamp, which documented Rockstar Spud, Marty Scurll, and the Blossom Twins attempting to earn a TNA contract.
[Q3] The video package continued with more clips from the first season, including their audition matches in the Impact Zone. Dixie Carter and Hulk Hogan were then shown debating who should win before deciding on Rockstar Spud.
Earlier Tonight: TNA replayed Wes Brisco and Garett Bischoff explained why they turned on Angle and Hogan to join Aces & Eights.
Office: TNA cameras eavesdropped on Bruce Prichard randomly talking to D-Lo Brown in his office. Prichard said Wes Brisco is the last person he would have expected to see turn on Angle. Brown nodded along as Prichard said when Angle comes back, there will be hell to pay. There was no explanation for why Prichard would be talking to Brown, whose on-air role is not stressed.
In-ring: Back from break, Jessie was in the ring. Jessie waited out cat-calls before noting Brooke Hogan has banned him from ringside for the Knockouts match tonight, but, don’t worry, he’s going to give the fans what they paid for, which is the chance to see a true Hollywood star. Jessie told everyone to get their cameras and cell-phones out for a great photo-op.
Suddenly, James Storm’s music interrupted. Jessie sold shock as Storm marched out on-stage, then marched down to the ring with intentions to end Jessie’s night. Storm walked around the ring before noting these people don’t care about taking pictures of Jessie because they came here to drink beer and see someone get beat up. So, he’s going to oblige the people. “I’m about to kick the crap out of you, then I’m going to drink me some beer, and then I’m going to pick you up so these people can see those teeth in your mouth,” Storm said. Storm called out a ref and told Jessie to call his dentist. A ref showed up and the match was on.
2 — JAMES STORM vs. JESSIE GODDERZ
Storm landed early offense, but Jessie cheated to take control. Jessie then slapped on an abdominal stretch that he amplified by posing. But, Storm countered with a Russian Legsweep. Storm then put Jessie in the Eye of the Storm and dropped him to the mat. Storm, with a bloody nose, walked around the ring before kicking Jessie in the head.
Storm nailed a reverse neckbreaker into an awkward Alabama Slam. Storm followed with Closing Time, then warmed up the crowd for a Last Call Superkick. Storm waited for Jessie, then delivered it. Storm pinned Jessie for the clean win. Post-match: Storm held up Jessie’s head for everyone to get a picture before drinking beer in the ring.
WINNER: Storm at 3:05. Storm is in that Randy Orton role beating lesser stars until the promotion finds a program for him.
Still to come: Sting & Bully Ray vs. Aces & Eights in a tag team tables match. Up next, the Tag Titles are on the line.
[Q4] [Commercial Break]
Back from break, a graphic indicated it’s Tag Title match time. Bobby Roode’s music played to bring out Roode and Austin Aries, who was dressed in a cape. No robe for Roode, though, as the two debated why Roode’s music played instead of Aries’s. Techno music then brought out the tag champs Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez. Tenay recapped Chavo’s background and arrival in TNA, prompting Teflon Taz to heel on Tenay for knowing too much.
3 — TNA tag champions CHAVO GUERRERO & HERNANDEZ vs. AUSTIN ARIES & BOBBY ROODE — TNA Tag Title match
Hernandez toyed with Aries early on, then Aries did a cartwheel around Hernandez. Aries tried to tag in Roode, but Roode told him to turn around, prompting Hernandez to smash Aries with a clothesline. Hernandez then tagged in Chavo, who delivered a slingshot smash to Aries’s mid-section. Aries and Roode then accidentally collided on the outside, sending Impact to break.
Back from break two minutes before the top of the hour, the tag champs were in control of the match. Hernandez landed a big corner splash on Aries, but Roode broke up a pin attempt.
[Q5 -- second hour] Chavo worked over Aries before tagging in Hernandez, who landed a running splash on Aries for a nearfall. Aries then cheap-shotted Chavo to finally give the heels an opening. Roode tagged in and stomped away on Chavo as Taz heeled on tag team wrestling, saying he hated teaming with other guys during his wrestling career. In the ring, Aries and Roode continued working on Chavo while keeping Hernandez on the ring apron.
Chavo eventually made a hot-tag to Hernandez at 14:50, simultaneous to Aries tagging in for Roode. Hernandez quickly over-powered Aries before delivering a shoulderbreaker for a two count. Roode then took a shoulder block from Hernandez, who followed with a smash to Aries. Chavo suddenly re-entered and wanted Three Amigos on Aries, but Aries blocked. Aries and Roode collided mid-ring, then started arguing.
Roode had enough and bailed from the ring, leaving Aries alone in the ring. Chavo finished off Three Amigos, then Hernandez wanted the Border Toss, but Roode suddenly returned to ringside and distracted the ref, allowing Aries to low-blow Hernandez and send him out of the ring. Back in the ring, Roode gave Chavo the Double R spinebuster before Aries came off the top with a 450 splash on Chavo for the pin and the win. New tag champs.
Post-match, Aries and Roode sort of looked at each other before receiving the Tag Title belts and celebrating their victory. After a replay of the finish, Roode and Aries were shown gloating over their victory.
WINNERS: Roode & Aries at 17:50 to capture the Tag Titles.
Backstage: In Brooke Hogan’s office, Bully Ray and Sting talked strategy in the tables match tonight. Hulk Hogan then walked in, so Sting and Brooke bailed, leaving Hulk to talk to Bully. Hulk said this is the end tonight and it’s all on Bully to make sure he proves how wrong he was about him. Hulk said he wants Bully to prove how much of a good guy he really is. Bully lifted his cap and said he’s not a good guy just because he’s married to Hulk’s daughter. Bully said he has not forgotten what Aces & Eights did to Hulk, Sting, or his wife (and Hulk’s daughter), but he ain’t no good guy. Hulk smiled and said for their family’s sake, he hopes he knows who Ray really is. “This ends tonight and it’s on you to end it for all of us,” Hogan told him. “Consider it done…dad,” Ray said, then he stomped off. Hulk cocked his head and said, “Perfect,” with a wry smile.
[Q6] Video Package: Todd Keneley brought up A.J. Styles for the first time in several weeks. TNA rolled a video documenting Styles’s terrible 2012 campaign, culminating with Daniels beating Styles in their “one last time” match at Final Resolution in December. Styles was then shown “walking away” from TNA.
In-ring: Miss Tessmacher was introduced first for Knockouts action. KO champion Tara was introduced next, and without Jessie, who is banned from ringside.
4 — KO champion TARA vs. MISS TESSMACHER — non-title match — Taryn Terrell referee
Tessmacher controlled early on as Tara seemed distracted by not having Jessie ringside to back her up. Tara regrouped and took control of the action before Tessmacher surprised her with a quick pin attempt for a nearfall. Tessmacher then built momentum before they collided mid-ring. After a reset, Tessmacher found an opening to smash Tara in the face. And, without Jessie ringside to distract the ref, it was good for the pin and the win.
WINNER: Tessmacher at 6:25.
Still to come: Ray & Sting vs. Aces & Eights in a tables match.
[Q7] In-ring: Jeremy Borash was in the ring to welcome out 2013 British Bootcamp winner Rockstar Spud. Spud strutted down to the ring before standing next to JB, who found someone to tower over on the TNA roster. Spud said he’s finally here in this ring and in front of his home-country fans.
Suddenly, Robbie E.’s music interrupted. Robbie dragged a reluctant Rob Terry down to the ring, where Robbie stared down the much-shorter Spud as JB bailed. On the mic, Robbie said Spud is a disgrace, not a wrestler, and a pizza deliveryman. Spud then ran into Terry’s chest trying to get at Robbie. Terry stood in-between them as Robbie talked a big-game over Terry’s shoulder, then noted Terry does whatever he tells him to do.
Terry had enough, so he “took a knee” to adjust his shoes, which allowed Spud to attack Robbie, clearing him to the floor. Robbie complained to Terry from the outside, then Spud helped Terry start a dance move. Robbie flipped out ringside as Terry ignored him while celebrating with Spud in the ring.
Backstage: Bully Ray and Sting were shown walking down the hallway. Brooke Hogan interrupted and asked if they’re ready. Sting said he is, then Ray hung back to get a final word from Brooke. The camera swung back to Sting to show Sting screaming, “Showtime!” Sting kept walking, then Brooke excitedly told Ray they are so close. Brooke cheered, then walked away.
Two weeks ago: Jeff Hardy retained the TNA World Title over Daniels, but Taz set up Hardy for an attack from an Aces & Eights member. Tenay relayed fictional news that Hardy does not have significant injuries, so he will be back on TV in a few weeks (when TNA returns to Orlando after two more U.K. episodes).
In-ring: Christy Hemme introduced the TV main event. Out first were Aces & Eights members Devon and D.O.C. as Taz claimed that Devon carried Bully Ray during their table match careers. Sting’s music then played to bring out Sting and Bully Ray – dressed in Sting’s warpaint – as Taz downplayed their crowd reaction.
5 — STING & BULLY RAY vs. TV champion DEVON & D.O.C. — Tables match
The match started at the end of Q7 with fists flying between all four wrestlers. Keneley said there’s “a lot of history” between Sting and D.O.C., referencing D.O.C. taking out Sting with a hammer a few months ago. No mention of Sting squashing D.O.C. in their first match encounter.
[Q8] Ray and Sting took apart the Aces & Eights members early on while Taz complained about referee Earl Hebner. The match slowed to a crawl before Sting set up Bully to deliver a Stinger Splash to former tag partner Devon. Ray then posed on the outside, soaking up the crowd’s reaction. Sting gave Devon a Stinger Splash of his own as Taz asked for someone to help Devon. Ray and Sting then set up another corner splash spot to continue embarrassing Aces & Eights. Double-clothesline over the top rope sent the heels to the floor leading to break.
Back from break eight minutes before the top of the hour, Bully and D.O.C. were battling in the ring. D.O.C. suddenly delivered a big boot to the face that sent Ray to the outside. Back in the ring, Sting and Devon battled, with Sting winning the exchange. Sting then held open Devon’s legs to allow Ray to come off the second-rope with a diving headbutt to Devon’s crotchal region. The crowd chanted for a table, then Ray tapped Sting on the arm and they told each other simultaneously, “Get the tables!”
Ray went under the ring to find a table, which he slid into the ring. Ray and Sting looked like stagehands slowly setting up the table, which allowed A&E to cut them off from behind. Devon then dumped Ray to the floor, leaving Sting and his t-shirt alone in the ring. Devon and D.O.C. slowly placed Sting on the table, then Ray tripped Devon from the floor and dragged him to the outside.
Suddenly, D.O.C. found himself hung out to dry on the top turnbuckle. Sting wanted a superplex, but Mike Knox hit the ring and pulled the table out of the way just before Sting delivered the superplex. The bumbling heels cancelled themselves out, though, when Sting ducked and Devon accidentally smashed Knox. Sting then gave D.O.C. the Scorpion Deathdrop. Ray and Devon then picked up a battle, but Ray Hulked Up to shake off Devon’s attack. Ray pointed at Devon, then drove him through the table for the win.
WINNERS: Sting & Ray at 14:06. Well, TNA tried to cover for Sting’s immobility in the main event. Meanwhile, Aces & Eights loses yet another spotlight match, reinforcing them as a joke.
Post-match, Sting and Bully celebrated in the ring as Hulk Hogan and Brooke Hogan excitedly walked down to the ring applauding the win. Brooke, Bully, Sting, and Hulk took center-stage for a curtain call before Hulk cupped his ear to the crowd. Taz sounded like Dr. Claw vowing to get them one day. After a replay of the table finish, TNA showed all four continuing to celebrate in the ring. Tenay called it a fantastic night for TNA. Brooke and Bully kissed center-ring, then Hulk and Sting did the Outsiders pose toward Bully and Ray to close the show.
Cody Rhodes revealed that he will be reuniting with Damien Sandow for this weekend's WWE live events in Missouri. They will be facing The New Age Outlaws. He tweeted on Thursday:
"After all this time and a great deal of litigation, it's OFFICIAL Team Rhodes Scholars is reuniting for 3 select engagements!!! 2/8 2/9 2/10 Team Rhodes Scholars Reunion Tour. #wwepoplarbluff #wwespringfieldmo #wwecapegirardeau feat. new age outlaws I think"
EDIT Caprice Coleman & Cedric
Alexander vs Brian Fury and Nick Westgate went to no contest with Rhino &
Corino interfering. Jay Lethal def Jimmy Jacobs. Post match
Rhino tried to hurt Lethal but Steen made the save. Tadarius
Thomas def QT Marshall Matt Taven def Silas Young Finals of the Top Prospect Tournament</em> Matt Taven def Tadarius Thomas with help from Truth Martini.
Will get a future TV title shot.
Grudge Match: Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly & Roderick Strong def The American
Wolves (Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards) & Michael Elgin when Strong pinned
Steve Corino & Rhino def some
team in their tag match.
Hardy vs Strong
vs Elgin vs Richards, #1 contender for tv title later tonight.
ROH Champion Kevin Steen def local wrestler.
Then defeated Grizzly Redwood.
Titles The Briscoes def Haas and Benjamin after Haas turned
on Benjamin to retain. Shelton most likely is returning to WWE.
Eddie Edwards def Rhett Titus
MsChif def Mia Yim
Michael Elgin def Matt Hardy, Roderick Strong, Davey Richards in
a fatal four way to determine a #1 contender for the ROH TV Title
Update on Taker's Health Posted by Steve Carrier on 02/07/2013 at 10:15 AM
- There is still no official word on The Undertaker's status for WrestleMania 29. Right now the plan is Taker vs. CM punk until he says he's not doing the show. There is no commitment right now that he will do the show. Friends of his are hoping that he won't wrestle this year as his hip and shoulder are giving him problems.
No word yet on what CM Punk may do if Taker doesn't wrestle but speculation is a singles match with Ryback, which would change his plans, or a spot in the John Cena vs. The Rock WWE Title match.
WWE's Reaction to Impact going on the road
reporting that while the WWE might say publicly that they do not view TNA as
competition, but TNA's recent announcement that they are taking Impact Wrestling
on the road has already resulted in action from WWE. WWE has reportedly began
contacting a number of mid-sized arenas to put holds on them for future dates,
in order to keep TNA from running those venues.
In the event that TNA
starts running shows every Thursday, WWE, there is even talk of WWE changing
their touring schedule and running shows on Thursday nights as well in similar
markets that TNA runs.
- As seen on last night's RAW from Atlanta, the storyline reason for Brock
Lesnar returning is that Vickie Guerrero re-signed him in hopes of impressing
Vince McMahon to make her the permanent General Manager of RAW.
WWE Raw Results - 2/4/13 Posted by Steve Carrier on 02/04/2013 at 07:20 PM
- Tonight's WWE RAW opens up with a look back at some of the events from last week - The Shield beating down John Cena, Ryback and Sheamus plus Vince McMahon being attacked by Brock Lesnar.
- We're live from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia as CM Punk makes his way to the ring without Paul Heyman. Punk takes a fan sign and rips it up. Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler are on commentary.
Punk makes Justin Roberts come in the ring and announce him as The People's Champion. Punk is more calm than he was last week. Punk still disses the fans and says he reacted like a normal person would last week because he was screwed out of the WWE Title. Punk says The Rock doesn't pay the price and doesn't deserve what it means to be the champion. Punk brings up the video of Paul Heyman, Brad Maddox and The Shield that was shown last week. Punk asks fans at ringside and Cole if they saw him in the video, which we did not. Punk says if Heyman says it wasn't Heyman in the video, then it wasn't. It was somebody else. Punk brings up Vince McMahon and starts ripping him. Punk says Vince got what he deserved when he was laid out last week. Punk says Vince just had hip surgery today and Brock Lesnar broke his hip. Punk says that's karma and Vince deserved it. Punk goes back to ripping the fans. He says he will get back the WWE Title in just a few weeks. Punk says Rock may have the physical belt but he's the real champion. Punk says Rock will get what he deserves also. Punk goes on and is interrupted by Booker T.
The SmackDown General Manager botches his lines and Punk tells him to get off his show. Booker says Vickie Guerrero wanted Booker to come out and decide on Punk's fate but Booker is going to leave it up to the fans. Booker says Punk should face some of his previous WrestleMania opponents - maybe Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton or Chris Jericho. Booker tells the fans to download the WWE App and vote on Punk's opponent.
- Cole and Lawler plug the WWE App and tease Bruno Sammartino's Hall of Fame announcement for later tonight.
Ryback vs. Antonio Cesaro
We go to the ring and out comes Ryback. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and we see a WWE App video of Randy Orton talking about facing CM Punk at WrestleMania 27 and wanting to face him tonight. Ryback is in the ring as his opponent WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro comes out.
Back and forth to start. Ryback beats Cesaro down in the corner but is told to back off. Cesaro with a cheap shot but Ryback slams him and hits a hip toss. Ryback goes on and gets a 2 count. Ryback turns Cesaro upside down in the corner and stomps away as the crowd chants "feed me more." Cesaro rolls to the floor but Ryback follows him and brings it back in the ring. Cesaro catches him and stomps away.
Ryback with a Thesz Press before slamming Cesaro's head into the mat several times. Ryback tosses Cesaro into the corner but misses a clothesline. Cesaro clotheslines Ryback in the back of the head as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Ryback runs over Cesaro. Ryback with a big slam and the crowd pops. Cesaro goes back to the floor and starts leaving. Ryback stops him and beats him back towards the ring. Ryback brings it in but Cesaro drops him over the top rope and then knocks him to the floor. Cesaro rams Ryback into the ring post and then the steel steps. Cesaro comes back in the ring as the referee counts. Ryback makes it back in at 9 but Cesaro unloads in the corner. Cesaro with a nice knee drop from the corner and a 2 count. Ryback counters with a knee to the gut and a clothesline. Ryback with a big back drop and the Meathook clothesline. Cesaro rolls back to the floor and tries to leave through the crowd but Ryback rolls him back in. Cesaro meets him with a boot to the face. He misses the next one and Ryback powerbombs him. Ryback with another Meathook and Shell Shocked for the non-title win.
- More hype for the WWE App and CM Punk's opponent.
- We get a look back at last week where Royal Rumble winner John Cena announced he will face the WWE Champion at WrestleMania before being attacked by The Shield. They show Ryback and Sheamus also getting beat down by The Shield. Up next, we will get an in-depth look at The Shield. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see Chili of TLC fame sitting at ringside.
- We get a WWE App video from Rey Mysterio talking about CM Punk. They are really pushing the WWE App tonight.
- Cole talks about The Shield and leads us into a video package looking at what Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns have done since debuting at Survivor Series.
- John Cena is shown backstage and is met with a mixed reaction. Vickie Guerrero says she heard Cena is going to the ring to call out The Shield. Vickie asks if he has a death wish. Cena mentions WrestleMania but thinks The Shield needs to be stopped first. Cena says they need to be stopped tonight and walks off.
- Cole talks about the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame and leads us into the video package for Trish Stratus. Cole teases Bruno's announcement for later.
- More hype for the WWE App and Punk's opponent. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we get a WWE App video from Chris Jericho, also talking about CM Punk. Jericho wants to know who the best in the world is and tells the fans to make it happen.
Santino Marella vs. Jack Swagger
We go to the ring and out comes Santino Marella. Booker T is out on commentary. Out next comes Jack Swagger in his return to RAW.
Swagger dominates early but Santino tries to make a comeback. Swagger hits him with a knee to the gut and a Swagger Bomb out of the corner. Swagger with the ankle lock for the win.
Winner: Jack Swagger
- After the match, Swagger goes to the announce table and asks Booker if he's impressed yet. Swagger wants a spot in the Elimination Chamber.
- Even more hype for the WWE App. Voting is now open for CM Punk's opponent. We go to commercial.
- Back from the break and Cole says too many people are trying to vote at once so there's a problem with the WWE App. They are extending the voting and opening it at WWE.com
Alberto Del Rio vs. Cody Rhodes
We go to the ring and out comes World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio. We see some of the recent events between he and Big Show. Out next comes Cody Rhodes.
Cody strikes first and goes to work on Del Rio. Del Rio turns it around and kicks Cody in the head. Cody smacks Del Rio but gets backed into the corner with kicks and punches. Del Rio with a big running kick to the shoulder and a 2 count. Cody turns it around and works on Del Rio's knee and arm now. Cody with a headbutt and more offense in the corner. Cody charges but misses. Del Rio with clotheslines and a backbreaker. Del Rio with a big kick to the face and another 2 count.
Del Rio misses the cross arm breaker and Cody hits the Disaster Kick. Cody with a 2 count. More back and forth. Del Rio gets the armbreaker locked in for the win.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
- After the match, Del Rio says he stands here a different person. He used to look down on everyone but he knows he was wrong. Del Rio says Big Show tries bullying him like he bullies everyone else. Del Rio says he appreciates the fan support and says they made him open his eyes. Del Rio says he is World Heavyweight Champion for the people who fight and work everyday to put food on the table. Del Rio says Big Show will pay for what he did to Ricardo Rodriguez. Big Show interrupts on the big screen. Show says he's in a secure location at a hotel. Del Rio calls him a coward and says he has no balls. Show says he wants a rematch at Elimination Chamber. Show tells Del Rio not to try and find him in the hotel or it will be bad. Show tells Del Rio to send a contract for the rematch and his music hits.
- Jerry Lawler reveals that CM Punk's opponent for tonight will be Chris Jericho with 57% of the vote.
- Still to come, MizTV with Paul Heyman plus John Cena will call out The Shield. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see footage of Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara defeating Kane and Daniel Bryan in a non-title match on SmackDown.
- Kane and Daniel Bryan are backstage arguing. Bryan doesn't want his chances to get in the Elimination Chamber ruined by Kane so he asks Kane to stay in the back tonight. Bryan storms off.
Rey Mysterio vs. Daniel Bryan
We go to the ring and out comes Rey Mysterio. Out next comes one-half of the WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan.
Back and forth to start the match. Rey with knees to the face and a kick to the shoulder. Bryan catches him and drops Rey's gut over his knees. 2 count for Bryan. We see Teddy Long and Booker T watching backstage. More back and forth. Bryan knocks Rey off the top and turns him upside down in the corner. Bryan charges with a shoulder but Rey moves and he hits the ring post. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Bryan throws Rey to the mat and stomps on his elbow. Bryan continues working on the arm now. Bryan with kicks against the ropes. Bryan sends Rey out to the floor and goes for a suicide dive but Rey stops him with a forearm. Rey comes back and goes to the top. Rey with a seated senton and hurricanrana. Rey with another but gets stopped. Rey rolls through with a kick to the head and a 2 count. Rey knocks Bryan into the ropes but Bryan blocks 619. Bryan goes for the No Lock but Rey counters with a pin attempt. Bryan goes for a powerbomb but Rey turns it into 619 and nails it. Rey goes to the top but misses the headbutt. Bryan applies the No Lock for the win.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
- After the match, Mark Henry makes his return and lays Bryan out at ringside. Henry enters the ring and slams Rey with a big running powerslam. Henry drags Rey to the corner but out comes Sin Cara. Cara springboards in but Henry catches him and hits a World's Strongest Slam. Henry goes back to Rey. Rey tries to fight back but also catches a WSS. Henry drags Rey back to the corner and yells that's not enough. Henry with a big splash from the second rope on Rey. Henry tosses Cara out of the ring and continues yelling as his music plays.
- Back from the break and Bryan catches up with Kane backstage. Bryan asks why Kane didn't stop Mark Henry. Bryan wants an apology. Kane mocks their friendship and walks off laughing.
- Cole shows us video from last week where Brock Lesnar returned and attacked Vince McMahon.
- We see Big Show at his hotel. He's on the phone with Booker T wondering where the contract is. Someone knocks on the door and Big Show hands up. Show opens the door and instead of a courier with a contract, it's room service. Show signs the bill and makes the waiter leave without a tip.
Sheamus vs. Kane
We go to the ring and out comes Sheamus. His opponent is one-half of the WWE Tag Team Champions Kane. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Kane makes his way to the ring. Back and forth action to start the match. Kane with a big sideslam for a 2 count. Kane keeps control and stomps on Sheamus. They brawl on the floor before Kane brings it back in. Sheamus fights back from his knees and hits an Irish Curse backbreaker. Sheamus makes a comeback and sends Kane to the floor but he lands on his feet. Sheamus catches Kane on the apron and hits him with forearm shots to the chest. Kane interrupts the count and climbs to the top. Kane rolls through and blocks a Brogue Kick. Sheamus blocks a chokeslam. Kane counters White Noise but Sheamus blocks a Tombstone. Kane hits a big DDT and waits for a chokeslam. Daniel Bryan runs down and distracts Kane from the apron. Kane grabs him by his throat and pushes him off the apron. Kane turns around to a Brogue for the win.
- Still to come, Cena will call out The Shield and MizTV with Paul Heyman. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and The Miz is int he ring for MizTV. He talks about Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman but is interrupted by Heyman. Heyman says he will introduce himself to Miz in his face right now. Heyman says he won't let someone like Miz to soil his name. Heyman offers his best wishes to Vince McMahon. Miz interrupts and says Heynobody believes Heyman cares about Vince. Heyman says he didn't know Lesnar was in Las Vegas and didn't know he would be attacking Vince. Heyman says he's sorry it happened but it did.
Heyman rants about Punk and The Rock. Miz says he's changing the subject. Heyman says he will answer questions from The Miz as soon as he answers his. They come face to face and out comes Vickie Guerrero. She says the bickering has to stop. Vickie says Heyman is telling the truth - he had nothing to do with Lesnar returning last week. Vickie says she did. Vickie says she has been secretly negotiating with Brock for a while because he was an elite free agent. Vickie says re-signing Brock was a chance for her to impress Vince so she could be promoted to permanent General Manager. Vickie says she had no idea he was going to attack Vince. She feels bad about it and cries on Heyman's shoulder.
Heyman says he believes Vickie. Heyman suggests we have a moment of silence for Vince. Vickie says we all should pray for his well being. Miz starts the "really?" chant and interrupts their prayer. Miz calls them bottom feeders. Vickie reminds Miz she is his boss. Miz says it's a matter of time before Vince fires them both. Miz goes on until Brock Lesnar's music hits and out he comes.
Vickie and Heyman scramble from the ring as Lesnar makes his way down and Miz waits. They have a staredown as Lesnar enters the ring. Heyman watches from the apron now. Miz shoves Lesnar. Lesnar runs over him with a big clothesline. Lesnar tosses Miz out of the ring and starts tearing apart the MizTV set. Lesnar tosses chairs out of the ring at Miz and the couches out of the ring. Miz comes in and attacks Lesnar from behind. Lesnar takes him out with knees to the face and then a big F5. Heyman gets Lesnar to back off Miz as the crowd boos. Lesnar exits the ring as we go to replays. Heyman and Lesnar leave together as Miz tries to recover in the ring. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see a replay of Brock Lesnar beating up The Miz.
Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett
We go to the ring and out comes Randy Orton to a big pop. Out next comes his opponent WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett.
We get a side video of Bo Dallas talking about Barrett. We see footage from SmackDown of Barrett attacking Dallas backstage. Orton and Barrett go at it now. Barrett beats Orton down in the corner. Orton with a Thesz Press and several right hands. Back and forth until Orton hits the clothesline out of the corner. Barrett goes to the floor but Orton follows and slams him into the apron. Orton with a back drop over the fan barrier. Orton brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. Orton stomps away now.
Barrett turns it around with a clothesline and sends Orton out to the floor. Barrett follows and works him over. Barrett brings it back in the ring for 2. Barrett with a headlock now. Orton fights out and blocks a kick. Orton with a pair of clotheslines and a powerslam. Barrett rolls to the apron and Orton brings him back in with the second rope draping DDT. Orton gets a big pop as he waits on Barrett to get up. Barrett rolls to the floor but Orton brings him back in. Barrett catches Orton with Winds of Change for a 2 count. Barrett scoops Orton on his shoulders but Orton fights out. Barrett blocks a RKO but misses a big boot. Orton with a RKO for the non-title win.
Winner: Randy Orton
- Back from commercial and we get a vignette for Fandango.
Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk
We go to the ring and out comes Chris Jericho to a big pop. Out next comes CM Punk without Paul Heyman.
The match starts and fans chant for Jericho. They lock up and Punk strikes first. Punk with a knee and some chops. Jericho comes back with chops into the ropes. Jericho drops Punk with an elbow and kicks him down in the corner. Jericho with a big suplex as the fans chant for both men now. Jericho drops a knee and covers for a pin attempt. Punk turns it around and kicks away at Jericho on the mat. Punk with a chop and a knee to the gut. Punk with a pin attempt now. Punk with a submission now. Jericho turns it around again. Punk runs into a big boot. Punk goes for a tornado DDT but Jericho blocks it and sends him to the floor. Jericho slide kicks Punk back into the announcers table. Jericho springboards but Punk turns it around as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Punk back drops Jericho. Punk with a leg drop to the back of the head and another. Punk drops another and covers Jericho for 2. Punk with another hold on the mat. More back and forth. Punk springboards in with a clothesline but misses it. Jericho makes a comeback and comes off the top. Jericho with a bulldog. He goes for a Lionsault but Punk gets his knees up. Punk blocks Walls of Jericho but misses the high knee in the corner. Jericho climbs up with right hands. They crash to the mat and Jericho covers for a 2 count. Punk stops another Lionsault. Jericho slides out of GTS and goes for Walls of Jericho. Punk turns it into a roll up for 2. Jericho with a 2 count. Punk with a swinging neckbreaker for 2. Punk hits the knee in the corner and a clothesline. Punk goes to the top but misses the big elbow drop. Jericho hits a Lionsault and covers for 2. Punk with a superkick for another close 2 count. Punk locks in the Anaconda Vise but Jericho makes it to the bottom rope. Punk takes his time breaking the hold.
Jericho goes to the top but Punk cuts him off. Punk scoops Jericho for GTS but Jericho counters and locks in the Walls. Punk makes it to the bottom rope and breaks the hold. Punk goes for GTS again but Jericho goes for the Walls again. Punk blocks it and throws Jericho into the ring post. Punk nails GTS for the win.
Winner: CM Punk
- We get a Hall of Fame video for Bruno Sammartino.
- Still to come, Cena will call out The Shield. Back to commercial.
- Matt Striker catches up with CM Punk backstage and asks where his head is at. Punk calls The Rock a thief for walking around with the WWE Title. Punk says he will prove he's the best in the world again at Elimination Chamber.
- Cole leads us into a video on The Rock's WWE Title win.
- Big Show is at his hotel again, on the phone. He answers the door and it's someone with the contract. The man tries to tell Show something but he hushes him while he looks at the contract. Show signs the contract and gives it back to the man to take to Booker T. Show opens the door and Alberto Del Rio is standing there. Del Rio pulls Show into the hallway and beats on him. Show hits a body blow and turns it around. Show throws Del Rio through a piece of furniture and kicks him around the hall. Show breaks the leg off a table but turns around to a fire extinguisher spray. Del Rio lays Show out with a big shot from the fire extinguisher to the skull. The elevator opens and Del Rio says Show had some bad Mexican food. Del Rio hops on the elevator and leaves Show laid out.
- We come back to the arena and Brad Maddox is in the ring. Maddox says Paul Heyman used him and preyed on him. Maddox says he's an innocent victim. Maddox says he's the one who gave Vince McMahon the footage. Maddox says he's the hero now so it will be him and not John Cena who will teach The Shield about justice. Maddox calls Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns to the ring.
The Shield's music hits and here they come through the crowd. Ambrose says they don't need an invitation. Ambrose calls Maddox a rat. Rollins talks to Maddox about what justice really is and threatens him with a beating he deserves. Maddox says to come give it. The Shield are at ringside now as Reigns says they are going to enjoy it this time. They hit the ring and Maddox strikes Ambrose first. The Shield beat Maddox down and hit the triple powerbomb.
John Cena's music hits and out he comes through the crowd. Ryback's music hits next and here he comes through another part of the crowd. Sheamus is next and he's also coming through the fans. Cena, Ryback and Sheamus surround the ringside area but Shield leaves the ring and go up the ramp. The WWE locker room, led by Randy Orton, comes out and backs them back into the ring. Cena, Sheamus and Ryback hit the ring and all six Superstars brawl. Sheamus and Reigns, Ryback and Rollins, Ambrose and Cena go at it. The Shield gets sent to the floor and escape through the crowd. RAW goes off the air with Cena, Ryback and Sheamus standing tall in the ring.
Further Update on Vince McMahon's Injury Posted by Steve Carrier on 02/04/2013 at 05:14 PM
As noted earlier, Vince McMahon took an F-5 from Brock Lesnar last week on Monday's Raw to have him written off of television.
PWInsider is reporting that Vince McMahon had hip surgery on Friday and is backstage at Raw tonight. McMahon is said to be moving around on crutches. He came in early and was overseeing production pieces for the Fandango character.
Talks His Loyalty To TNA, Being The First Inductee Into TNA’s Hall of Fame,
Returns & More
Sting was recently interviewed by WrestleShark for their latest
podcast. Here are some highlights.
Sting’s loyalty with
the company:"The group of men and women under the TNA
roof, the fans, the brand, I just feel content here. The home has been good
here; Dixie Carter, the Carter family have been great to work with over the
years and Dixie is very persuasive."
Why he keeps
returning every year: “Dixie was very persuasive. Being
willing to make it right in terms of scheduling, the time on the road, of course
money is an issue, it just all came together. And I love the brand…that’s all
there is to it. It was like a now or never moment for me.”
On TNA becoming a household name: "I think if
we go out on the road there is a lot of potential for that to
On being the first inductee into the TNA
Hall of fame: "Very humbling…because there are so many
other guys, the Samoa Joes, the A.J. Styles, Bobby Roode, James Storm, Jeff
Jarrett, who were here before I was. They helped build a foundation for this
company,” Sting said. “I was kind of like ‘am I being put out
to pasture here or what?’ [laughs] plus I’m an active wrestler. So it seems kind
of weird to be inducted into the Hall of Fame while you’re still working."
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
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