- Kevin Nash tweeted the following about his friend Scott Hall and
the news that he will be moving in with Diamond Dallas Page and Jake Roberts to
get back into shape:
"Scott told everyone 2 months ago he was going to
DDP'S going to be there that weekend.Show me the tape when he walks in the
"This is my friends life,not a PSA.You want the truth it's not
for you to know."
Nash also posted some tweets that have since been
"I love everyone telling me about what Scott needs, been
dealing with this for 20years.Scott will get healthy when Scott wants 2 period.
This has nothing to do with me.This is on Scott and him alone.He knows he's
loved.I've been there since day one.Nothing I can do.Only Scott"
anyone realize Scott will die if not taken to a hospital and clinically detoxed?
You f**king idiots……Yoga great.20 years of abuse?"
HuluPlus brought us another ten or fifteen minutes of original sports entertainment programming on Feb. 14, 2013 in the form of another episode of WWE Superstars.
Those were packed in with many of the same replays that our own C. J. Bradford was so thrilled with on Wednesday night (Feb. 13). I mentioned it in that thread, but does WWE have data that shows that airing the same segments three or four times a week draws eyeballs? I imagine they must, but I still find it shocking that anyone who seeks out Superstars hasn't seen Raw in some form, or won't see Smackdown.
Alas, it is what it is.
The Prime Time Players entrance is blaring and Titus O'Neil has a whistle and a microphone, so things ain't all bad.
O'Neil delivers a good but rote heel promo focused on his athletic career at the University of Florida and their history of success against the schools of Tennessee (so I guess this match was filmed Monday night in Nashville).
Justin Gabriel defeats Titus O'Neil
in approximately seven minutes via pinfall
• Gabriel gets a decent babyface pop. He tries to work that by mocking the "Millions of Dollars" dance and stuns the crowd into an awkward silence.
• Our usual Superstars booth crew of Tony Dawson and Matt Striker do a couple of good things right off the bat. They put over the Big Show's WMD punch to Striker from Raw. Then, they continue the recent trend of providing backstory to the match by saying that it was made after the South African and Peyton Manning fan spoke up for the Tennessee Volunteers alum during one of O'Neil's tirades about Florida's football dominance. It's cheesy, but I'd rather have corny backstory than none at all.
• Typical match structure to start, as the Werewolf of Capetown dodges and dances past the big man's offense including the obligatory spot on the floor to lead into commercial. Titus turns the high flier inside out on a clothesline to establish dominance.
• O'Neil remains in control for the bulk of the contest and looks great with an array of moves including a spinning side slam, a backbreaker/overhead toss combo, elbows to the kidneys and European uppercuts to the back of the head. It's not a long match by any stretch, but I think there was only one rest hold. The PTPer can flat out go.
• Charles Robinson warms this ref mark's heart by reacting to every move the boys make: awe for Titus' power and shock at Justin's comeback attempts. A couple of the latter are thwarted in cool spots; most notably one where the former defensive back catches the daredevil with a boot to the face when he leaps to the top rope from the apron.
• Good triumphs over evil, however, when the International Airstriker connects on an enziguri from the outside and quickly capitalizes with his 450° splash finisher for the three count.
It's Raw recap time (part 1)! All of the Shenaback squash of 3MB is shown, followed by The Shield promo and brawl. It's been said a lot already, but, my goodness, do all three men nail there performances in that Shield segment.
Hey, look! It's the women's titleholder!
Kaitlyn defeats Natalya
in approximately three and a half minutes via pinfall
• Everyone is all smiles here, so it looks like it's face v face. Natty does try to act a little cocky, though. Just enough to make you really depressed about how they use her.
• Speaking of which, Dawson talks a lot about her Valentine's Day date with Khali. There was hot yoga and a candlelight dinner. I...don't have words.
• The ladies work an enjoyable almost-comedy match for a minute. They grapple, respectfully break holds and when the Anvil's baby girl goes for the first pin she does so by sitting on Kaitlyn and laughing when she's bucked off.
• Anytime Kaitlyn has to do anything other than hold her opponent, things look in danger of going wrong. There are a couple of sharpshooter attempts where Natalya has to do all the selling of both trying to apply the hold and how it's being fought off. The roll-up counters look even worse.
• No sooner does Dawson shift the narrative from the Punjabi playboy's V-Day mack attack to the Chickbuster's idolatry of Goldberg then we get a slam and a spear and the champ wins.
The show wraps with the full Rock promo, brawl with CM Punk, belt theft overrun.
- WWE has released the official movie poster for "The Marine 3:
Homefront" starring The Miz in the March 2013 edition of WWE Magazine. The Miz
is featured on the cover art for the straight-to-DVD movie, which is scheduled
for release on March 5. You can check out the cover below.
Backstage News on The Undertaker's WWE Status Posted by Steve Carrier on 02/14/2013 at 08:57 AM
- Regarding The Undertaker's status, there is still nothing definite. If there has been a final decision made, it is being kept very quiet.
As noted, Taker was not backstage at Monday's RAW from Nashville, even though he was photographed at a Nashville Predators hockey game the night before. However, Taker reportedly did have a meeting with Vince McMahon while in town.
It's said that Taker does not want to come back and have to fake his way through a mediocre match, which is why his status is up in the air. He had major shoulder and hip surgery over the past year which made it impossible for him to do any serious training for a long time. Taker couldn't lift upper body because of shoulder rehab and couldn't do lower body because of the hip rehab.
As of a few days ago, the internal word was that Taker is still "planned" to face CM Punk this year. People close to Taker believe that if he doesn't do WrestleMania 29, then his career is not over and it would simply mean he didn't have enough time to fully recover from everything. The expectation is that he would like to do WrestleMania 30 in 2014 and that the show could be built around his farewell since he will be 49 years old at that point.
- WWE has been negotiating with Olympic wrestler Jaime Espinal, who won a silver medal at 185 pounds in 2012. Espinal was one of only two Olympic medalists in any sport from Puerto Rico. Recruiting Espinal is part of WWE's movement to try and create ethnic and national heroes going forward. Espinal has interest in both WWE and MMA.
Impact Wrestling starts with a video package concentrating on Kurt
Angle bringing in Wes Brisco and Garett Bischoff. Aces & 8s have been after
him for months and he finally gets a shot against Mr. Anderson in a Steel Cage.
Wes and Garett turn on Kurt and join the group. The video turns to Austin Aries
and Bobby Roode. They want all of the championships. They just won the TNA Tag
Team Titles… what is next? Aces & 8s are still out there while Bully Ray
gets reinstated. He and Sting beat the group in a Tables Match last week, but
will they get revenge?
The video ends and the camera shows the Wembley
Arena from London. The crowd is huge and they are standing on their feet. Music
hits and the show starts with Hulk Hogan! Hogan comes out and the crowd roars.
He makes his way to the ring and grabs a microphone. He starts off by saying
that there are some TNA Maniacs right here in London. The whole crowd starts
chanting, “TNA, TNA, TNA!” Hogan heard noise when he was slamming giants and
when he was winning titles, but this is pretty sweet. They got business though.
Since they are in London, they have some pretty big stuff right now. They need
someone to fight for the TNA World Title. Hogan found 8 guys and there will be 4
matches. It will be RVD vs. James Storm. Also, Daniels (aka Super-hero) vs.
Magnus. Then, the human cyborg Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe!
Roode vs. Austin Aries! At the end of the night, Hogan will be listening to the
crowd and watching the matches. At the end, he will pick the #1 Contender to
fight Jeff Hardy at Lockdown. There is still more business. This one is nasty.
It’s Aces & 8s. They called out the entire TNA roster to end the war at
Lockdown. Hogan thought about it for half a second and then called his brother
from another mother to see if he would be the leader. Let’s hear from him now!
Sting’s music plays and here comes The Icon! He grabs a mic and
says it is Show-time in London!!! He thinks Hulk agrees that these fans are some
of the best in the whole wide world! Now onto those scumbags Aces & 8s. They
made the challenge and it is accepted! Sting will look up and down the roster
and find 3 great guys to be on his team! They will tear them apart. What will
Aces & 8s do when they run wild on them? Sting’s music plays and he and Hulk
celebrate and taunt in the ring.
Christy Hemme is
shown in the ring as she introduces the participants. Kazarian and Daniels dance
down the ramp to the ring. As they do, footage plays from 2 weeks ago when
Magnus attacked Daniels and Kaz in the ring. Magnus now comes out and the crowd
pops. He comes to the ring.
Daniels vs. Magnus
Both move around the ring and then look around the arena. They go to
lock-up but Daniels kicks him in the gut and then works on his arm. Magnus turns
it and works on the arm but Daniels quickly applies a headlock. Magnus sends him
in the ropes and hits him with a shoulder block. He gets Daniels to his feet,
but Daniels rams him back into the corner and hits some shoulders into his
chest. Magnus comes back with fists and then whips him in the ropes. Magnus
catches Daniels and then turns it into a vertical suplex. Magnus sends Daniels
face first into the top turnbuckle and then sends him all the way into the
opposing corner. Magnus runs to him but Daniels moves out of the way. He
distracts the referee. Kaz gets on the apron and chokes Magnus on the top. He
bounces up and moves to the center. Daniels sweeps him down. He applies the
headlock while Magnus is sitting on the mat. Magnus gets get and elbows his way
out. He bounces off the ropes, but Kazarian trips him. Daniels stomps on him and
then does a small taunt. He covers but Magnus kicks out. He goes to Magnus but
Magnus punches back. Daniels blocks and takes him up and drops Magnus back first
on his knee. Daniels goes for the BME but Magnus moves. Both are up and Magnus
hits a big boot. He punches and closelines Daniels down. Kazarian gets on the
apron and Magnus punches him down. Kaz is on the apron and the referee sends him
back. Daniels is furious! They are both in the ring now and Daniels tries to
fight back, but Magnus is able to attack him. Daniels goes for a roll-up, but
Magnus stops him and gives him a closeline as Daniels comes back from the ropes.
Magnus climbs the corner, jumps, and plants his elbow to Daniels’ heart. Magnus
gets the pin.
Bully Ray is lying
on the couch while using Brooke’s leg as a pillow. Ray is upset. He didn’t think
an injury would stop him. It did though. Brooke pets Bully’s head while he
talks. Ray wanted two things. He wanted to marry her and win the World Title.
Brooke doesn’t know what to say. Ray pops up and says this is Valentine’s Day.
He will take her out for dinner, to buy some shoes, and go dance. Brooke tells
Ray that she also wants him to wear his wedding ring. She found it on the sink
of the bathroom in the hotel room. Ray understands and puts it on.
The camera shows Big Ben as the city looks
beautiful. The camera goes backstage to show Magnus. He is 26 years old and he
may be a pup compared to the veterans back there, but he has a lot of energy and
more determination. Aces & 8s took a lot of things away from him for 3
months, but he is back and has what it takes.
Samoa Joe comes out and
gets in the ring. Kurt Angle’s music plays and he walks to the ring. As he does,
a voice over plays having him talk about Olympic Wrestling being dropped in
Samoa Joe vs. Kurt Angle
They move around
the ring and finally lock-up. Joe applies a headlock but Kurt pushes him into
the ropes. Joe comes back and knocks Kurt right off his feet with a shoulder
block. Kurt gets out of the ring and regroups. He gets back in and Kurt punches
Joe multiples times. He backs up in the corner. Joe comes back with punches of
his own. He rapid fires. Kurt goes back into the corner. Joe continues the
punches and then hits the enzuigiri kick. He does a snapmare to Kurt and kicks
him in the back and chest. He covers but Kurt kicks out. Both get up and Joe
does a knife edge chop and an uppercut. Joe runs back into the ropes. He comes
back, but Kurt locks his arms and does a belly to belly sulex. Both get up and
Kurt punches him in the head and Joe goes back in the corner. Kurt kicks him and
then chokes him with his foot. Kurt gets Joe up and does a suplex. Kurt covers
but Joe kicks out. Kurt does a snapmare and then a headlock. Joe gets to his
feet and elbows his way out. He punches the rest of the way and runs into the
ropes. Kurt elbows Joe right in the face. Kurt walks around.
Kurt has a front headlock, but Joe punches his way out. He does multiple
chops and then runs into the ropes. Kurt stops him and goes for a suplex, but
Joe blocks it. Kurt fights back and runs into the ropes, but Joe moves and sends
Kurt outside. Joe goes and hits a suicide dive. Both are down on the outside.
Both slowly get up and Kurt rolls in the ring. Joe follows. Kurt runs to him,
but Joe does an atomic drop and then drops down right on Kurt’s chest. He covers
but Kurt kicks out. Joe lifts him up for a power bomb, but Kurt slides out and
hits a german suplex. He hits another one. The arms are still on and he goes for
the third. Kurt drops down to his knees. He gets up and goes for the Angle Slam,
but Joe slides away and punches him. Kurt puts Joe in the corner and runs to
him, but Joe lifts him up with one arm and slams him down. Joe picks him up and
puts him on the top rope. Kurt punches Joe and then hits him with a missile
dropkick. He gets the Angle Slam! Angle takes his singlet down, but Joe pops
right up. Joe applies the rear naked choke hold. Kurt is able to slide out and
apply the Ankle Lock. Joe rolls forward and Kurt goes face first into the middle
turnbuckle. Both get up and they collide with a double closeline. Both are down.
As they get up, Wes Brisco and Garett Bischoff enter the ring. Wes attacks Kurt
while Garett goes after Joe. Kurt fights back and so does Joe. Wes slides out of
the ring and Garett follows slowly after. They back their way through the crowd
while Kurt and Joe look on.
Dixie Carter is backstage with British
Bootcamp participants. They may be the losers, but these three will fight on
Impact Wrestling. It is time to take it to another level. Dixie kisses all three
(two ladies and one guy) as they walk away.
Hemme introduces the next match. Party Marty and the Blossom Twins come out.
These are the stars who were part of British Bootcamp. As they come to the ring,
video plays showing them from the series. After they are in the ring, Gail Kim
walks out. As she taunts in the ring, Tara and Jesse walk out. Tara has the
Knockout Title around her waist while Jesse picks her up. They show their
muscles and then continue down the ramp.
Party Marty and the
Blossom Twins vs. Gail Kim, Tara, and Jesse Jesse starts the match
against Party Marty. Marty gets the crowd involved while Jesse looks at him like
he is an absolute idiot. Marty goes to Jesse, but he kicks Marty right in the
gut. He whips him in the ropes and takes him right down. Jesse gets Marty up,
but Marty comes back with a kick to the gut. He takes Jesse down to the mat.
Marty does a spinning kick to Jesse’s head. He whips Jesse into the corner.
Party runs to him, but stops at the last second to just slap him in the face.
The crowd pops. Jesse comes out of the corner and Marty takes him down. He
covers him but Jesse kicks out. Jesse rolls out of the ring.
Marty and Jesse are in the ring and Marty starts kicking in the air.
Jesse backs up and tags Tara. He gets out of the ring. Marty tags Hanna. She
gets in and does a hip toss to Tara. She gets up and Hanna tags Holy. Both are
in and do a double side walk slam to Tara. She covers but Tara kicks out. Tara
gets up and tags Gail. She gets in and Holy still has control. Gail tries to
come back. She catches Holy in the air, but Gail falls back. Holy covers but
Gail kicks out. Holy runs into the ropes but Tara kicks her in the back. Gail
comes back and stomps on her and then tags Tara in. Tara comes in and continues
the assault. She tags Gail back in and she does a side walk slam. She covers but
Holy kicks out. Gail gets her up and whips her in the corner. Gail runs to her
and throws her body right into the gut of Holy. Gail lands on the apron. She
comes back in and covers, but Holy kicks out. Gail tags Tara. Tara gets in and
continues the attack. She takes Holy down like a rag doll. She then pulls Holy’s
hair. She hits a body slam and goes for a standing moonsault, but Holy puts her
knees up. Holy crawls but Tara grabs her legs. Holy pushes her back and tags
Hanna. Tara tags Gail. Hanna works on Gail. She has the offense. Tara can’t take
it and gets in. Tara does a big boot. Holy gets in and attacks Tara. Gail gets
up and she does a flapjack on her which lands right on Tara. Tara leaves as well
as Holy. Jesse gets in the ring and Marty climbs the corner. He does a missile
dropkick. Jesse rolls out of the ring. Marty runs and does a huge suicide dive.
Gail, in the ring, grabs Hanna and does Eat The Feet. She covers.
Winners: Gail Kim, Tara, and Jesse
Gail gets on
the mic. She says she just showed why she is the best woman wrestler around. She
is glad that the bimbo Taryn Terrel called the match right down the middle, but
Tara has something Gail wants. She wants the Knockout Title back. She knows Tara
has a match next week, as Brooke said, so she should make them fight next week.
Brooke’s music plays and she comes right down the ramp. She stands near the end
of the ramp and says Tara will face Gail Kim as well as Ms. Tessmacher. Ms.
Tessmacher comes out on the apron as her music plays. Wait, Velvet Sky will be
in it too. Sky’s music plays and she comes out on the apron. Brooke says this
will be an Elimination Four Way Match. Brooke will at ringside so no shenanigans
will happen. Gail is furious.
A video plays showing Dixie Carter on
Bellator MMA which happened last week. She announced the new road dates for
Impact Wrestling as well as the new Jeff Hardy contract.
Video shows the
Jeff Hardy match last month. He got attacked after which led him to an “injury.”
Jeff will be 100% very soon and will return to Impact Wrestling in two weeks.
Who will he face at Lockdown? Video plays showing the Kazarian vs. Magnus match
from earlier tonight. It then shows the Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe match from
Austin Aries and Bobby Roode are backstage. They agree that
Hogan is scared of them. They put them against each other because they know they
are taking the titles. Austin tells Roode he can take the Knockout Title while
Austin gets the World Title. Roode says Austin can take the X-Division Title
while he (Roode) takes the World Title. Austin doesn’t like that. At any rate,
they say they know what to do and it is right for business.
Christy Hemme is in the ring as she introduces the stars of this match.
Rob Van Dam comes out with the X-Division Title over his shoulder. He gets in
the ring. James Storm comes out after him in the cowboy hat, sunglasses, and
Rob Van Dam vs. James Storm They
shake/slap hands and start moving around the ring. They lock-up but RVD goes for
a kick to the leg. They break and move around. They lock again and RVD goes
behind James. He pushes James in the ropes and knocks him down. James gets up
and takes it to RVD, but RVD whips James in the ropes. He does a spin kick to
the head. He whips James in the corner and hits the monkey flip. He goes for
rolling thunder and then a cover. James kicks out. Both get up and RVD does
several kicks to the leg and then a backbreaker. RVD sets up and hits the split
legged moonsault. He covers but James kicks out. Both get up. They exchange
punches, but James is able to kick RVD in the gut, bounce off the ropes, and DDT
RVD. He covers but RVD kicks out. Both get up and exchange punches and kicks
again. James whips RVD into the corner. He runs and RVD flips up, but James
grabs the legs, spins around and does an Alabama Slam. James stalks RVD as he
gets up. He goes for the double knee backbreaker, but RVD holds onto the ropes.
He bounces off the ropes and tries to leg drop James’ chest but he moves. James
does a double knee face breaker. He gets ready. RVD gets up and James goes for
the Last Call Super Kick, but RVD blocks it and kicks him in the face. RVD goes
for the Five Star Frog Splash, but James gets up and pushes RVD off the corner.
RVD lands on the apron. James fights RVD on the corner, but RVD knocks James
back. James goes all the way back to the corner. RVD jumps to the top and goes
for Coast to Coast, but James moves and RVD lands on his back, neck, and head.
Both get up and James, out of nowhere, hits the Last Call Superkick. He covers
Winner: James Storm
Mr. Parks is
walking backstage. He says he hope this works. He knocks on the door of Hogan’s
room. He opens and Brooke is there with him. Parks says he wants to be World
Champion and he knows Hulk is looking for someone to face Jeff. The boys in the
back told him to politic is way to the top. Parks made signs to vote for Parks
for Champion 2013. Hulk says that isn’t what politics in wrestling is about. He
tells Parks to ask the guys what a rib is. Parks asks if he has Hogan’s vote.
Hulk says yes. Parks leaves and Hulk turns to Brooke and starts telling her
about the wrongs in her business moves.
is in the room with Brooke and Hulk. Brooke says she has the “It Factor” and he
works so hard and through injuries. Hogan says everyone in this business works
hard and wants to be on the top. Hulk says the “It Factor” Roode is facing next
and needs to watch. Brooke says she learned so much about her husband in the
past 3 days. Did Hulk know Ray wanted to be just like him and he got into the
business because of him? Hulk says family and says he is equal toward everyone.
He will keep it in mind though.
Video plays showing Roode and Aries vs.
Chavo and Hernandex from last week. Roode and Aries won the TNA Tag Titles.
Bobby Roode comes out and gets in the ring with the TNA Tag Title around his
waist. Austin Aries comes out next with his cape and the TNA Tag Title. Roode
grabs a mic and tells everyone to hold on. It only took Hogan one week to mess
up his plan with Aries. They won the tag titles last week. They intend to win
all the gold and bring prestige back to all of them. Austin grabs the mic and
says that they should admit that they are scared. The crowd chants, “Austin
Aries” and Austin says he knows his name so stop. He says they have a plan, so
referees, ring the bell as they are on the same page.
Roode vs. Austin Aries Austin and Roode walk toward each other.
They poke each other and the other is suppose to lay down. Well, it is not
working. They start yelling at each other. Austin grabs the mic and says Roode
goes down because Austin pokes him. Roode tells Austin to go down. Austin says
he will be the bigger man. Roode wants to be the bigger man though. It is a
figure of speech. Roode is technically the bigger man. Austin will go down and
Roode can pin him. Austin lies on the mat and Roode drops down and covers him.
1-2-Austin reverses it and rolls Roode up. He kicks out and both quickly get up
yelling at each other.
They lock-up and do not let
go. They are pretty equal but Austin finally pushes Roode in the corner. He
backs up and Roode pushes him. Austin pushes back. They yell at each other
again. Roode runs around the ring and they lock-up again. Austin applies a
headlock, but Roode pushes him in the ropes. He misses the closeline. Austin
does a hand stand and then lies on the top rope. Roode gets mad. Austin goes to
the corner and shoulder hits Roode in the gut. Austin gets in and they continue
to be equal. Roode is able to put Austin in the corner, but Austin does a
roll-up. He has his feet on the ropes and the referee notices. Both get up and
they punch back and forth. Austin does the spinning elbow shot, but Roode comes
back with a spine buster. He covers but Austin kicks out. Both get up and Austin
sends him in the corner. Austin runs to him, but Roode twirls him up on his
shoulders. Austin lands on the top rope. Roode climbs the corner. He tries for a
superplex, but Austin blocks it. He fights his way and finally knocks Roode off
the corner. Austin goes for the 450, but Roode moves and Austin lands on his
feet. Both turn and Roode goes for the spear, but Austin locks his arms around
Roode’s head and bends over for the choke hold. Roode is able to get out of it.
Both get up and Roode applies the cross face. He has him in the middle of the
ring. Austin turns him over for a cover. Roode kicks out and releases the hold.
Both get up and Roode kicks him in the gut and goes for the fisherman suplex,
but Austin blocks it. Both go back and forth. One is pushed into the referee and
he gets knocked down. Roode gets out of the ring and grabs a chair. Roode
smashes the mat and falls down. Austin grabs the chair and smashes the mat and
falls down. The referee gets up and turns around. He doesn’t know what to do.
Both pretend like they got hit. They start yelling at each other. Both get up
and then look to the ramp. Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez walk out. Chavo has an
Aries shirt on while Hernandez has a Roode shirt. Austin and Roode don’t like
this. They leave the ring and walk up the ramp. Chavo and Hernandez walk
backwards. The referee counts. They turn and try to run back. Both are stoping
each other. Ding, ding, ding. Aries almost gets in, but he doesn’t. No one wins.
Hulk Hogan and Sting are backstage. Hogan talks about Starcade where
they battled. He mentions Brooke’s recent mention about family. Sting likes Ray,
but he is injured. There is a lot of talent amongst the roster though. Hulk will
have to decide but he will still listen to the fans. Hulk leaves the room and
Sting tells him he is going the wrong way. Hulk thanks him and walks in the
Hulk Hogan’s music plays and here comes
Hulk-A-Mania! He makes his way to the ring. He grabs a mic. He says it has been
crazy in the back and the fans have been sending the energy there. Hulk says it
is not about him anymore. It is about the 8 men who may fight Hardy. It is
decision time. 8 of those guys want to face Hardy, but only one will do so. Just
then, Aces & 8s come out. They surround the ring. they get on the apron.
Hulk looks around. Just then, Bully Ray comes out with a chain. He gets in and
the group gets off the apron. They start playing games. He swings the chain at
some of the members. Sting’s music plays and here comes The Icon. It has 3 bats
and hands the others to Hulk and Ray. Sting carries a double bat for himself.
Aces & 8s back up through the crowd with Devon getting his last words in.
The show fades.
TNA World Hvt. champion Jeff
Hardy is re-energized, focused, and willing to speak up behind-the-scenes in
TNA, according to his brother Matt Hardy during an exclusive interview on the
February 8 PWTorch Livecast.
Matt painted a picture of a different,
more-committed Jeff Hardy who inked a two-year deal with TNA earlier this month
to remain one of the promotion's top stars as they expand to bigger arenas for
"It's a huge step forward for them growing into
somewhat of a bigger wrestling company and one day being on the radar of WWE,"
Matt exclusively told PWTorch editor Wade Keller. "I definitely think he's very
passionate about not only what he's doing, but making the company he works for
Matt says that Jeff recognizes the pressure placed on him as the
face of TNA going into a new era. However, Matt believes Jeff is much-better
prepared to handle this pressure than earlier in his career.
"I think he
knows he's the flagship and face of the company right now. Obviously, he wants
it to succeed. I think he takes a lot of pride in being the face of the company
and it doing well. So, he wants to do whatever he can to excel," Matt
"Jeff never worked out when we were on the road and he ate
whatever. Now, Jeff eats super-strict, he gets up at 7:00 or 7:30 in the
morning, he runs three or four miles, and he works out. It's insane. Like, I've
never seen him like this. Everything in his life kind of pointed to him making
these changes and he takes it very seriously."
Although Jeff has always
been an individual and free spirit, Matt says his TNA champ brother has taken it
upon himself to develop as a leader, breaking out from his reputation for being
so laid-back that he allowed Matt to do everything when they were a tag
"When he comes home, he wants nothing to do with wrestling, but
when he goes to wrestle now, he's very into his matches and he wants to make it
good," Matt said. "Before, when we teamed for so many years, he would go, 'Matt,
tell me what to do and when to do it.' (laughs) But, now, he's so hands-on and
his mind is so good. He's such a good worker, he's smarter than he's ever been,
and he's very good about picking and choosing his stuff. And, he's taking such
good care of himself. It's awesome to see, especially from my
Part of being a leader is Jeff deciding he has enough clout
and credibility in TNA to speak up when he feels it's necessary. Matt says it's
new territory for Jeff, but a sign of his maturity.
Asked if Jeff would
take a stand if he felt like it, Matt said, "Absolutely, yeah." Hardy continued,
"He doesn't care - he will definitely speak up. He's always been kind of
laid-back or a go-with-the-flow type guy, but now that he's a dad and with the
things he's been through, he's very much like, 'No, I don't think this is cool.'
Or, 'This should be a different way.' Or, 'I'm not going to do this.' Where,
back in the day, he would let a lot of that slide."
Can Jeff maintain the
improvements to his personal and professional habits? Matt says that he believes
Jeff is locked in after his recent trials, which include a September 2009 drug
arrest and the infamous Victory Road 2011 PPV match with Sting that led to him
"It's amazing. Reby has just known him since he's been
super-responsible Jeff, and I'm just like, 'You can't imagine just how different
he is.' It's great to see," Matt said.
"And, it's a testament to how good
people can change. Jeff's always had the best heart of anyone you would ever
meet, but it's just a testament to people really do change and evolve and
mature. Sometimes it just takes different circumstances to get people there.
Hopefully they do. Sometimes people get their stuff together or they end up
This is how you make a championship feel important, ladies and gentlemen.
The Feb. 13, 2013 episode of WWE NXT on HuluPlus opens with a video package running down the history of the month-long tournament to crown the first ever NXT tag team champions. Starting with a visit from the Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels, to announce the creation of the belts and kick off the tourney, with highlights from every match, including every tournament mark's dream...the bracket:
Tony Dawson and William Regal sit at the announce table with the straps as we get ready for our first match of the night.
Mike Dalton versus Axl Keegan
As I start to jot down some notes about the bleached-blonde Dalton actually getting an entrance and showing some personality, I notice that Summer Rae is back as a ring announcer after it looked like she had switched to being a wrestler the past few weeks.
No sooner has Axl begun his entrance than Paige runs past him on the ramp and chases Summer from the ring. She grabs the microphone and reiterates her threat to hold up the show unless she gets a match with the leggy blonde former/current spokesperson. I swear, her shrieky and quivery lipped comes across more bratty toddler than rebellious teen. The bearded Keegan attempts to talk her down and gets slapped in the face for his efforts. NXT Commissioner Dusty Rhodes is out to tell the Anti-Diva that he does not negotiate with terrorists and instructs his referees to remove her from the ring.
Ms. Rae emerges from the back to talk smack from behind Rhodes and proclaim herself the "first lady of NXT". Paige charges her again, and the American Dream is caught in a developmental diva sammich. The women are pulled apart and Paige is acting like her left arm is hurt as we go to break.
In the back, a doctor is examining the British diva's shoulder. Screw Dalton and Keegan, apparently.
Corey Graves defeats Alex Riley
in approximately six minutes via tapout
Every time we see Riley we're told that he has all the tools to succeed: the look, athleticism, mic skills, etc. He was around the main event as Miz's lackey for a long while, came out on top in an upper mid-card feud against the Awesome One fresh off his WWE championship run...and now he jobs in developmental. Maybe he pissed off Cena, I don't know. But, whenever I feel like bitching about how my favorite mid-carder is getting buried or screwed, I'm going to apply the ‘A-Ry test'. Would I rather Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, Damien Sandow, hell, Michael McGillicutty be in Alex's position, or am I impressed that they survive where they are?
Seriously, y'all. Alex Riley is cautionary tale we should tell young smarks.
I can not get over my issues with Corey Graves' look. This week, he complements the toughness-diluting belly button tattoo with a bleach-splattered, acid wash-looking sleeveless denim vest that I last saw on a girl in my sophomore chem lab back in 1992.
This match builds off some tension during a backstage interview and Corey's post-match attack on A-Ry after his loss in the tag tournament. They continue the theme as a Riley attacks angrily with his arsenal of drop kicks and splashes to set the early pace.
A little of the old back and forth after a nice heel gesture from Graves in offering a handshake as prelude to a sneak attack. CG leads for a while with kicks, stomps and ground and pound before an arm-in neck crank allows them to catch their breath.
Alex battles back and reverses a standing suplex, then hits a spinebuster for two. But Corey lands a spear to the knee and applies an inverted figure four leg lock that Regal says he hasn't seen before. Riley quickly taps, for the third time in his last two NXT appearances.
Dusty has granted Paige a match with Summer Rae; video rolls of the brunette having her shoulder taped.
Recap-a-gogo comes to NXT! Time is filled with a spot for Sunday's Elimination Chamber matches, and then a replay of the segment that opened the show.
Summer Rae defeats Paige
in approximately two and a half minutes via pinfall
The former Lingerie Footballer is out first to the kind of lyric-free, poppy music that all divas not named Paige get these days regardless of face/heel alignment. I don't think she's gorgeous, but she has a non-enhanced athletic body type and Stacy Kiebler legs. I do believe that the blonde has the elusive "it", though. She carries herself like she belongs and does a lounging, top rope centerfold pose during her ring entrance that begs for a crowd reaction.
Paige screams and runs out to her usual pop and immediately lunges at Summer, punching and pulling her hair. The ref pulls her off, and that allows SR to start her assault on the injured left arm, which she does through twisting and striking before applying an arm scissor.
Hell ‘n' Boots, as Regal refers to his countrywoman, gets in her lone piece of offense off of a roll-up when she slams Rae's face to the mat by her hair. The tanner woman rolls out of the ring, pulls Paige's face into the lower rope and them re-enters the legal area to hit an impressive spinning round house kick for the victory.
Sasha Banks is delivered another note from her totally-not-Alicia-Fox-planning-an-ambush secret admirer. It puts off their meeting for another week, despite what we were promised last week. It's okay Saash, I'm still waiting for El Local versus Xavier Woods, too.
We're also teased with the promise of an interview with Tyson Kidd next week, where he will address his future. Interesting...
Oliver Grey and Adrian Neville defeat The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper & Erick Rowan)
to become the first NXT Tag Team Champions in approximately fifteen minutes via pinfall when Neville pins Harper
Neville and Grey enter first, to a big screen video featuring the high flier's name and highlights, so I assume it's his music, too. No mention of the dreadful "British Ambition" team name they were hawking last week. Regal mentions the British Bulldogs and plays up the importance of tag team wrestling to Englanders and vice versa.
Bray Wyatt leads his 580 pounds worth of scary rednecks to the ring with his standard brief but chilling entreaty to "follow the buzzards" to their latest victims.
The commish is in the ring with the belts, lending a different kind of air to the main event. I guess Jim Ross is no longer doing play-by-play for NXT though, which is a shame. Dawson is improving, but...
Grey and Harper start off with just a sampling before our first break. The young gun dumps the bearded indie vet to the outside and splashes onto him, prompting Wyatt to stand from his rocker and jaw at them. Foreshadowing?
The Brits work a series of quick tags that give us our first sense of how WWE will handle longer Neville matches. To this point, he's been in squashes and tag matches that have only shown his big spots. He's doing just fine with elbows, kicks and a sleeper hold amidst aerial dodges and dropkicks.
Oliver stays in when Luke attempts to dump him from the ring after a big drop kick. Bray pulls him from the apron. This draws the ire of Dusty, who expels the Family's leader from ringside.
Harper and Rowan isolate the larger Englishman and work a good combination of strikes, power moves and rest holds. Dawson and Regal do a great job here calling the action, putting over the Wyatt Family gimmick by speculating on how Bray's absence will affect his charges and playing up the importance of NXT championships by pointing out that the only two men to hold one (Seth Rollins and Big E Langston) are currently regulars on WWE television.
Grey manages to "Hulk Up" and crawl to his corner while Harper lands elbow drops on him. The Man that Gravity Forgot enters with rapid elbows and kicks, followed by a sweet spin-though DDT. Luke regains momentum on a sick spot where he catches a top rope springboarding Neville with a big boot. Adrian's partner breaks up a pinfall attempt off the boot, and Erick throws him from the ring and proceeds to savage him on the floor.
The jumpin' Geordie dodges a running elbow from Harper that takes out his partner. The big man turns into an amazing enziguri (considering how far up AN needs to get to kick Luke's head) which lays him out for the corkscrew shooting star press.
WE HAVE OUR FIRST CHAMPIONS!
Rhodes personally hands out the titles, as Neville and Grey celebrate like grateful babyfaces. Dawson hits the ring to try to get a few comments, but mostly gets shouted over and pushed out of the way for more hugs. Regal informs us that he has never been prouder to be British as we fade out.
Angle Speaks Out On The IOC Dissolving Wrestling
TNA wrestler Kurt Angle appeared on
ESPNews's SportsCenter program on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the International
Olympic Committee's decision to drop wrestling from the Olympics starting in
2020. The following are highlights from the five-minute interview with Angle,
who was introduced as an Olympic gold medalist formerly of WWE and now currently
with "Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling."
- Angle said he "didn't think it
was possible" for the IOC to drop wrestling for the Olympics. "I just can't
believe they would do that right now," he added, stressing his shock over the
- Angle said he thinks the wrestling community, both
professional and amateur, need to "fight back" against the decision prior to the
IOC's final decision later this year.
- Angle claimed that amateur
wrestling is as popular as it has been since 1980. He backed up his claim by
saying MMA has "jumpstarted" interest in wrestling at the high school and
college levels because the athletes see opportunities to compete
Angle cited Bellator - TNA's co-partner with Spike TV -
and UFC as avenues to compete in MMA after wrestling. "A lot of kids see MMA or
want to become a pro wrestler after seeing me make the transition," Angle
- Angle stressed that wrestling being dropped from the Olympics
could hurt the sport's progress in the U.S. "Main reason is kids always want to
go after the gold," Angle said. "Now, I don't know where things are going to
Angle said wrestling's potential has been "built up so much" that it
would be "a shame" if the incentive to strive for Olympics gold is
ROH on Sinclair Results - 2/9/13 (8 Man Tag) Monday, 11 February 2013 12:21 by Jason Namako
Ring of Honor Wrestling on Sinclair February 9, 2013 Baltimore, Maryland (Du Burns Arena) Commentators: Kevin Kelly and Caleb Seltzer Report by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
Hello everyone and welcome to this week's Ring of Honor Wrestling on Sinclair recap. If you all are ready, then let's get to the show!
We see the usual intro, then Kevin Kelly & Caleb Seltzer welcome us to the show. Kelly hypes up tonight's 8 man tag team main event, then Truth Martini joins Kelly & Seltzer at the commentary table for our opening contest.
2013 Top Prospect Tournament 1st Round Match: Matt Taven vs. "The Young Simba" ACH
Code of Honor adhered to before the bell sounds. Dueling chants for both men as the bell sounds. Martini tells Kelly to smell his finger as he says he just came back from a "no pants party with his Hoopla hotties". Taven with a wristlock that ACH counters out of into a wristlock of his own. Taven with a cartwheel to counter out, followed by a whip. ACH with a cartwheel of his own, then catches Taven with an armdrag. Taven blocks a 2nd armdrag and goes for a back suplex, but ACH lands on his feet. ACH with an O'Connor Roll for a nearfall. ACH goes off the ropes and does another cartwheel, while Taven kips up and we have a stalemate. Taven with a kick to the gut, but ACH reverses a whip, follows Taven in and nails him with a Miz style sit-out clothesline in the ropes. ACH goes to the apron, but Taven catches him with a springboard one-legged kick, knocking ACH off the apron. Taven then gets a head of steam, soaring and scoring with a plancha. Back in the ring, Taven heads up top and goes for a crossbody, but ACH moves out of the way. ACH then nails Taven with a delayed axe kick of sorts to the back of the head. ACH charges, but Taven is able to move out of the way. However, ACH is able to maneuver himself onto the apron, quickly leaps back in, but misses a clothesline. Taven then springs up to the top, connecting with a moonsault press for a nearfall. ACH reverses another whip, but Taven holds onto the ropes. ACH charges and then lands on the apron when Taven tries to backdrop him over the ropes. Taven goes for a shoulder, but ACH avoids it and then nails Taven with a scissors kick to the back of the head, sending Taven to the outside. ACH gets back in, gets a head of steam and nails Taven with a baseball slide as Taven was trying to get back in the ring. ACH with another head of steam and hits a somersault plancha on Taven, springing off the middle rope on one foot in doing so and landing on his feet.
ACH is all fired up as he brings Taven back in the ring, where he gains a nearfall. Crowd again chants for ACH as he hits a series of left & right forearms, but Taven comes back with a spinning back kick to the ribs. Taven goes off the ropes, but ACH catches him with a kick to the leg, followed by a front kick to the head and finally a basement Flatliner for another nearfall. ACH removes his elbow pad as he hits more forearms, followed by a spinning back elbow. ACH with another forearm, then goes off the ropes. Taven tries to nail him with a spin kick, but ACH blocks it and nails Taven with a right hand. ACH goes back off the ropes, but Taven drills him with a rolling boot for a nearfall. Taven heads up top, but ACH cuts him off. ACH runs up the ropes and hits a backflip kick to Taven, knocking him off the ropes, for another nearfall. ACH says "its over" as he goes for a suplex, but Taven counters it. Taven then drapes ACH across the ropes and hits a hanging swinging neckbreaker.
Taven heads up top and connects with a Frog Splash for the victory.
Winner and advancing to the semi-finals of the Top Prospect Tournament: Matt Taven by pinfall (Top Rope Frog Splash)
Both men adhere to the Code of Honor after the match as we go to commercial.
Before we come back from commercial, we see a hype promo for the 11th Anniversary iPPV on March 2nd from Chicago Ridge, Illinois as Veda Scott interviews Roderick Strong, who smells Veda's hair, saying it smells good.
Strong: "2 out of 3 falls and honestly, I don't even know why Ring of Honor wants to put me in this match." "But you know what, I'll do you a favor and I'll do all the Ring of Honor fans a favor and I'll accept this match." "Cause Michael Elgin, I've done it before and I have no problem beating you 2 straight falls."
Back from commercial, ROH match-maker Nigel McGuinness is in the ring with a microphone.
Nigel: "Ladies and gentlemen, at this time, I would like to introduce the Ring of Honor World Television Champion, Adam Cole!"
The music of the champ hits as Cole makes his way to the ring.
"And also at this time, I would like to introduce, pro wrestling superstar, Matt Hardy!"
Hardy's music hits and he makes his way to the ring.
"OK boys, now listen, the reason I've brought you both out there is because you both have come to me and you asked me both for the same match, with each other, albeit due to recent reasons." "So I wanted to explain, to have you both out here at the same time, to tell you both, my decision." "Matthew, you want this match because you believe that you beat him at Final Battle, therefore you have earned a title shot." "Adam, you want this match because you believe you want retribution for the way that he beat you at Final Battle." "So, I'm gonna make this real simple." "Matt, I am not gonna give you a title match."
Crowd boos at this while Hardy is shocked by Nigel's decision.
"Yes, you beat him, but you had to kick him in the nuts to do it and that's not how we do things in Ring of Honor and to be perfectly honest with you, Matt, you're better than that." "Now Adam, I understand you're angry, I understand you want retribution, so I am gonna give you a match with Matt Hardy, but mark my words, it will not be for the Ring of Honor Television Championship because Matt, if you want a shot at the title, you have to earn it by winning it, clean in the middle of the ring, in this match." "Is that OK?"
Hardy: "Well, with all due respect, Nigel, I'm gonna have to decline your offer because I have nothing else to prove to Adam Cole." "I beat him clean in the middle of the ring, 1-2-3, with a textbook small package." "I don't know what match you were watching." "As a matter of fact, I should be awarded the Television Title, that's what should happen." "You see, I have nothing to prove to this kid, I beat him already." "I said I was gonna beat him and I beat him." "So unless this little b***h wants to put the title on the line, or unless you put the title on the line, I'm done here, I have nothing else to prove."
Nigel: "Nothing else to prove, Adam?"
Cole: "Let me make something really, really crystal clear, Mr. Washed Up." "Anytime, anyplace and anywhere, you want a shot at my Television Championship, I have no problem putting the belt on the line." "And Nigel, as a matter of fact, Nigel, not only I'm I asking, I'm insist that our next match-up is for the TV Title."
Nigel: "Wait a second, wait a second, pump the brakes here, champion." "When you sign on the dotted line with your contract here in Ring of Honor, did it say match-maker?"
Nigel: "No, because when you sign on the dotted line, you weren't the match-maker, I am the match-maker, I decide who wrestles who and for what." "Does that make sense?" "So, when I say that this match is not gonna be for the Ring of Honor Television Title, it is not gonna be for that title." "If you (Hardy) want that match, you have to prove it, prove it to me."
Hardy: "Seriously?" "Why do I have to prove to you?" "My credientals don't do it themselves?" "I am a former ECW World Champion, 8-time WWE Tag Champion, WWE United States Champion, I was the Cruiserweight Champion, hell, I even held the Hardcore Title." "Every promotion I have went to, I have won a title." "I deserve a match for the Television Title." "I don't understand your prejudice towards me." "Wait, OK, I get it now, I see why you won't give me a title match, Nigel, its because you're jealous of Matt Hardy." "You're envious of Matt Hardy, I see the way you look at me right now, you got a bit of power, you think you can flex it." "You're envious of me because you've never had the career, or you never would have had the career that I've had." "While I was on top in Madison Square Garden, you were wrestling in flea markets, armories, high school gyms." "Me, on the other hand, I was on top." "You're jealous and envious of my popularity, of my life, of my bank accounts, of everything I have." "Its all starting to make sense now." "Yeah, you're envious of the career I have and continue to have."
Hardy pokes his finger at Nigel's chest, but Cole slaps his hand down and grabs the mic.
Cole: "Don't...you...dare!" "Nigel, I know you don't need me to speak up for you, but this man has put more into this company than anybody else." "He's earned the respect of the fans, by putting his blood, his sweat, his tears, his years, into Ring of Honor." "He's earned the respect of every single person in that locker room." "I have a question for you, Matt, is can you say the same?" "I'll answer it for you, its a big....fat.....NO!" "So Matt, you feel that you need a reason to face me, without the Television Title on the line?" "OK, I'll give you one."
Cole nails Hardy with a right hand, then Hardy backs Cole into the ropes. The two fall to the mat, trading right hands as Nigel calls for security. Multiple referees and security come out to separate Hardy & Cole as the crowd chants "Let them fight." Security gets Hardy out of the ring as Cole is still being held back by security as we go to commercial.
"Inside Ring of Honor"
The 1st topic is the Top Prospect Tournament, with the 1st round having been completed with this week's show as Tadarius Thomas, Matt Taven, Silas Young & QT Marshall have advanced to the semi-finals. Kevin Kelly is joined by Truth Martini to talk about the 4 guys who have moved on. Martini says he knew Tadarius Thomas was gonna win and that he does moves that Martini has never seen before, Hoopla style. Martini says Silas Young is quiet & dangerous, kinda like what Kelly just did, insinuating that Kelly farted. Martini says QT Marshall has something, but his management is wrong. Finally, Martini says Matt Taven is controversial, but he likes that. However, Taven is missing a little something. Martini then takes off his shoes and pants off and says its time to give all his "Hoopla Hotties" what they have been waiting for. Its time to take your pants off.
The next topic is this weekend's live event in Cincinnati, Ohio and the big-time main event announced for the show. It will be a 6-man elimination tag team match with NO TIME LIMIT as The Ring of Honor All-Stars (Davey Richards, Adam Cole & Michael Elgin) take on S.C.U.M. (Kevin Steen, Steve Corino & Jimmy Jacobs). We go to comments from Team ROH.
Richards: "You know Nigel, you call us the Ring of Honor All-Stars, you don't know how right you are." "See, if you look back to 2012, match I had with this guy (Cole), match I had with this guy (Elgin), well the stars kinda start adding up."
Cole: "In Cincinnati, this is the 1st time the 3 of us are teaming up together and some people may think we have a disadvantage, that we may not all 3 be on the same page, but that's the complete opposite case." "All 3 of us wanna make sure we rid Ring of Honor of S.C.U.M."
Elgin: "In the last year, I haven't played so well with others, but S.C.U.M., if I'm going against you with anybody, I want these 2 at my side."
Richards: "This is our 1st time tagging and let's be honest, this is our last time tagging." So boys, I say in Cincinnati, we go out with a bang."
Also on the show this weekend will be Jay Lethal, Roderick Strong, Charlie Haas & The Briscoes.
Speaking of the Briscoes, the final topic is a new match announced for the 11th Anniversary iPPV on March 2nd as the Briscoes will defend the ROH Tag Team Titles against Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly, who won the gauntlet match last week on ROH TV to earn this title shot. We go to comments from Fish & O'Reilly.
Fish: "So now, what is it that you & I have managed to accomplish in our short time together?" "Well, we won the tag team gauntlet by beating none other than the American Wolves themselves and we move on to Chicago to take on #DemBoys." "Now, could someone please show me the dictionary that shows "Dem" as an acceptable form of the English language?"
O'Reilly: "All joking aside, 8 title reigns is very impressive, Briscoes, but come Chicago, its gonna be 8 losses, cause we're gonna send you back to the chicken farm, broken, defeated and retired."
Next week on Inside Ring of Honor, more news on the 11th Anniversary and an update on the problems between Adam Cole & Matt Hardy.
Back from commercial, we see The Briscoes & C & C getting themselves pumped up in the locker room for the 8 man tag team main event later on in the show.
Backstage interviewer Veda Scott joins Kelly & Seltzer at the commentary table for our next match.
Women of Honor: "The Wrestling Goddess" Athena vs. "Your Soul's Tormentor" MsChif
Code of Honor adhered to before the bell sounds. Athena quickly hits a flying armbar takedown as the bell sounds. Athena charges, but MsChif avoids. MsChif misses a clothesline and Athena connects with a springboard turnaround crossbody for a nearfall. Athena goes for a clothesline, but MsChif catches her and then locks her in a unique standing submission hold, where MsChif has a chinlock while also pulling on Athena's leg. MsChif hits a gutbuster for a 1 count. Athena charges, but MsChif catches her with a drop toe hold. MsChif then hooks Athena with her legs and goes backward into a unique pinning predicament for another nearfall. Athena comes back with a savate kick to the ribs, followed by a front kick to the head. Athena goes for a jumping roundhouse kick, but MsChif ducks and sweeps out Athena's leg. MsChif then hits the Unhallowed Grace (Standing Moonsault) for another nearfall. MsChif with a back club, but Athena fights back with gut shots. Veda mentions on commentary that ROH is scouting the world for female talent for the Women of Honor in the months to come. Athena with a corner charge and connects with a handspring into a savate kick to the ribs. Athena with a snapmare and covers MsChif for a nearfall. MsChif then reverses a corner whip and Athena goes sternum first into the corner. MsChif then places Athena against the bottom turnbuckle and hits a series of double stomps to the back, using the ropes for assistance. MsChif gains a nearfall as Kelly congratulates Veda on being voted Pro Wrestling Illstartuated's 2012 Rookie of the Year. MsChif with a corner whip, then charges, but Athena moves out of the way and nails MsChif with a roundhouse kick to the head from the apron. Athena heads up top and kicks MsChif away when MsChif when she tried to stop her. Athena then connects with the O-Face (Top Rope Diving Stunner) on MsChif. Athena goes for a cover, but MsChif gets her foot on the bottom rope before the count of 3.
Athena has words with the ref, then goes after MsChif, who is on the apron. Both exchange right hands now on the apron, then when MsChif does her infamous scream in Athena's face, Athena answers with another savate kick to the ribs, followed by another kick sending MsChif back into the ring. Athena heads back up top, looking for the O-Face, but MsChif cuts her off. Athena fights back, but MsChif grabs her foot and pulls Athena off, then takes the same foot and traps it in the ropes. MsChif with a forearm and a boot, then traps Athena's other leg in the ropes and nails her with a headbutt.
MsChif goes up to the 2nd rope, does her infamous scream and while Athena is trapped in the ropes, MsChif drives her down head-first with the Oblieration (Rope Trapped Pedigree) for the victory.
Winner: "Your Soul's Tormentor" MsChif by pinfall (Oblieration)
MsChif celebrates her victory as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Jay Lethal joins Kelly & Seltzer at the commentary table as its time for our main event.
Main Event in an 8-Man Tag: S.C.U.M. (Ring of Honor World Champion "Mr. Wrestling" Kevin Steen, "The Zombie Princess" Jimmy Jacobs, "The King of Old School" Steve Corino & "The Man Beast" Rhino) vs. Ring of Honor Tag Team Champions #DemBoys The Briscoes (Jay & Mark) & The C & C Wrestle Factory (Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander)
Mark draws the preverbial line in the sand, all 8 men begin brawling, the bell sounds and we are underway. Mark & Rhino are in the ring as Mark is nailing Rhino with some Redneck Kung Fu. Steen yells "Oh Canada!” at the camera, then sends Jay into the barricade where there was a Canadian flag over top of it. Mark with a baseball slide to Jacobs as the brawl is continuing all around the ring with all 8 men. Jay comes back by sending Steen into the barricade. In the ring, Coleman stomps away on Jacobs, then they go back out to the outside. There are extra officials out here for this match to maintain order. Jay sends Corino back into the ring and they stare each other down. Corino wants a handshake, but Jay will have none of it and sends Corino back to the outside. Jay then chokes Corino with a Confederate flag, then does the same to Steen. Rhino sends Mark into the barricade while Jay & Corino are back in the ring. Jay with a series of jabs to Corino, followed by a running boot to the head. Jay with a corner whip, but runs into a boot by Corino. Rhino is back in and he nails Jay with a TKO. Coleman comes in, but Rhino sends him to the outside.The brawl has subdued as everyone goes to their respective corners while Corino & Jay are the legal men. Corino with a right hand as Rhino screams “Who’s the man.” Jay is sent to the corner as Jacobs is tagged in. Jacobs & Corino hit stereo back clubs to Jay as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Jay is trying to fight back against Rhino while the crowd is willing him on, chanting loudly “Man Up.” Steen mocks their chants from the apron as Rhino regains the advantage, hitting Jay with a back club. Tag to Corino, who stomps Jay in the ribs. Corino with a shot to Mark that draws C & C in so SCUM can lay the double team in on Jay. Tag to Steen, who chokes Jay with his boot. Corino chokes Jay with his wrist tape, then it begins to break down until the refs are able to restore order. Jay tries to fight back, but Steen with a knee to the head. Steen sends Jay to his corner and kinds of forcefully tags in Corino, while having words with him for some reason. Corino chokes Jay on the ropes and Steen gets a cheapshot in while Corino is with the ref. Corino again taunts Mark on the apron while Jacobs pulls Jay back to SCUM’s corner. Steen comes in with no tag as the ref was with Mark & C & C, nailing Jay with more right hands. Steen with a corner whip, then knocks Alexander off the apron. Steen goes for a right hand, but Jay catches him and hits a Flatliner, sending Steen face-first into the middle turnbuckle.
Mark & Corino get the tags in, Mark avoids Corino and as Jacobs was coming in, Mark begins to pepper them both with some Redneck Kung Fu. Jacobs is sent to the outside, but Rhino comes in and nails Mark with a right hand. Rhino with more right hand as he taunts the crowd. Coleman comes in with right hands on Rhino, but Corino nails him from behind. Double whip, but Coleman rolls through a double clothesline attempt and nails both Corino & Rhino with a dropkick. Steen nails Coleman from behind, but Mark hits Steen with an Exploder Suplex. Tag to Alexander and C & C hit a leg sweep/spinning heel kick combination on Steen, but Corino breaks up the pin attempt. Mark sends Corino to the outside, while Rhino sends Coleman into the barricade. Everyone begins brawling again on the outside while back in the ring, Steen & Jay are going back and forth. Steen sends Jay to the outside and then while all 7 men are brawling on the outside, Steen heads up top and hits a SOMERSAULT SENTON, WIPING OUT EVERYBODY!!!
Steen is all fired up as he sends Alexander back in. Steen charges, but Alexander moves out of the way. Alexander charges, then goes to the apron when Steen tried to backdrop him over the ropes. Alexander with a right hand, then hits a springboard Tornado DDT on Steen, but Jacobs breaks up the pin attempt. Jay nails Jacobs, then the Briscoes call for the Doomsday Device. They set it up, but Corino throws Mark off the ropes and down to the outside while Jacobs hits Sliced Bread #2 on Jay. Corino then goes off the ropes and hits the Eternal Dream on Jay. Coleman comes in to help, but Rhino charges and drills Coleman with the GORE. Alexander with a springboard, but Rhino sidesteps him and Alexander crashes and burns.
Rhino setups Alexander for the Gore, but Steen comes in and hits Alexander with the Package Piledriver for the victory.
Winners: S.C.U.M. by pinfall (Package Piledriver)
Corino, Jacobs & Rhino can’t believe what just happened as Rhino was setting up the win with the Gore. Steen, after getting the win, quickly leaves and heads to the back, leaving the rest of S.C.U.M. in the ring in shock. S.C.U.M. then celebrates their victory as we go to credits.
The Aces and 8s Issue A Challenge for the Lethal Lockdown in San
today, via their twitter @TheAcesand8s, the renegade biker gang challenged Hulk
Hogan to put together a team to face them at Lockdown on March 10 at The
Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas This conflict began back after Slammiversary
2012 when the group made its first appearance and attacked Sting on Impact LIVE
from Orlando. The conflict has been fought across every arena that IMPACT
WRESTLING has been during the last eight months and went international during
the Impact UK Tour in January. This challenge for Lethal Lockdown escalates the
war to a new and dangerous level. This one match has been the home to some of
the most violent and brutal conflicts in the history of pro wrestling. The
question now is - WHO will represent Team TNA? We reached out to Hulk Hogan
for a comment and he has promised to address this challenge and also his plans
for Jeff Hardy and the World Championship at the start of IMPACT this Thursday
(8/7c on Spike TV). ALSO THIS THURSDAY ON
IMPACT: - Who will face "The Charismatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy for the
World Heavyweight Championship at Lockdown? General Manager Hulk Hogan has
booked four main-event quality matches that will take place on Thursday to help
him make his final decision! The matches are: - Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe -
Magnus vs. Christopher Daniels - Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode - James
Storm vs. Rob Van Dam Who will step up and potentially earn the chance to
face Hardy at Lockdown? Tune in Thursday night to find out! - Also on
Thursday, the contestants from the "British Boot Camp" series will be in action
as Marty and the Blossom Twins battle TNA superstars Gail Kim, Tara and Jesse
Godderz in mixed tag team action! This and much more on Thursday's IMPACT
WRESTLING from England on SpikeTV at 8/7c, plus more news on the upcoming
"Lockdown" event on March 10 in San Antonio, Texas!
IMPACT WRESTLING Raises Voice To Save Olympic Wrestling |
Tuesday the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
announced “25 Core Sports” for the 2020 Olympic Games dropping one of the
original Olympic sports: wrestling. Wrestling will now have to fight to remain a
part of the 2020 games. TNA IMPACT WRESTLING is home to 1996 Olympic Gold
Medalist Kurt Angle and is dedicated to change this decision.
stated reasoning for the decision, according to the report, was an analysis of
"more than three dozen criteria, including television ratings, ticket sales,
anti-doping policy and global participation and popularity.” The IOC has decided
to keep recreational sports such as badminton, handball and table tennis in the
“25 Core Sports” category and to delete one of the oldest Olympic sport that
premiered in the first modern Olympics in Athens in 1896.
Kurt Angle is
considered the best wrestler of all time to be in both amateur and professional
wrestling and is gearing up to fight this decision and organize a battalion of
like minds to save this Olympic sport.
“Wrestling is one of the most
competitive sports in the world today,” stated TNA Superstar and 1996 Gold
Medalist Kurt Angle. “Winning the gold for my country in one of the original
Olympic sports was one of the greatest moments in my life.
community is in a state of shock with this decision– we can not sit back and
allow this to happen. I will do whatever it takes and work with my company TNA
WRESTLING and the competitive wrestling community to determine what we need to
do to reverse this decision.”
“The news from the IOC is very
disheartening to all of us at TNA as well as the tens of millions around the
world who either participate in amateur wrestling or enjoy watching it in its
entertainment form,” stated TNA President Dixie Carter. “We need to join
together right now. We encourage our own IMPACT WRESTLING community, WWE and
wrestling organizations worldwide as well as competitive amateur coaches and
athletes to have a unified voice to make sure wrestling will be an Olympic sport
TNA encourages fans to take to social media to let your voices
be heard. Speak out using #SaveOlympicWrestling and
- There was a backstage feeling at RAW last night that The Rock did not get the
job done during his final promo going into the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.
The pay-per-view is expected to do good business just because it's the Rock vs.
CM Punk rematch.
Kane defeated Dolph Ziggler on tonight's RAW to earn the final Elimination
Chamber spot. Kane joins Jack Swagger, Randy Orton, Mark Henry, Daniel Bryan and
Chris Jericho in the match. The winner will face the World Heavyweight Champion
at WrestleMania 29.
WWE Raw Results - 2/11/13 Posted by Steve Carrier on 02/11/2013 at 07:13 PM
- Tonight's WWE RAW opens up with a look at The Shield, Ryback, John Cena and Sheamus. The video shifts focus to WWE Champion The Rock and CM Punk.
- We're live from Nashville, Tennessee as Michael Cole welcomes us. Paul Heyman is waiting in the ring and the fans are booing him. Heyman introduces himself and they boo some more.
Heyman says tonight is the last time we will ever see Paul Heyman. The crowd pops now. Heyman says he will never play the victim role. Heyman talks about everything he sacrificed for ECW and then coming to WWE and seeing Brock Lesnar. Heyman says he sacrificed again and turned Lesnar into the next big thing. Heyman talks about meeting CM Punk and says he saw a man who could carry WWE into the future and even eclipse Bruno Sammartino's title reign. Heyman says Punk should still be WWE Champion right now. Heyman says he can see into the future and says something really bad is going to happen here. Heyman says he has become a distraction to Punk because of the McMahons obsession with Paul Heyman. Heyman says he can't let that happen so tonight, he's tendering his resignation. The crowd cheers.
Heyman rips the fans and says the one thing he won't miss is the WWE Universe. Heyman says Punk needs to be focused on the WWE Title and he refused to stand in the way. Heyman says Punk is his best friend and he loves him. Heyman says he can't stand out here tonight with Punk. Heyman says goodbye and the crowd pops big. Heyman stares off until CM Punk's music hits and out he comes.
Punk pleads with Heyman and asks him what he's doing. Heyman says he can't stand in the way. Heyman brings up Vince McMahon thinking he paid off The Shield and Brad Maddox. Punk says Heyman is too important to him and the company as a whole. Punk says the fans admire Heyman but they boo. Punk says he admires Heyman and looks up to him. Heyman says Vince has something in store for them and it will be worse than Vince screwing Punk at the Royal Rumble. Heyman says Punk has to let him go but Punk says no. Punk says everything goes back to normal on Sunday when he beats The Rock. Punk says Heyman will be in his corner. Punk says they are a team and Heyman agrees. Heyman gets loud and says he will be there to witness the greatness. Heyman says Punk is a gift from the heavens. Heyman hugs Punk for a minute or two until Punk's music hits. Heyman raises Punk's hand in the air.
- Michael Cole hypes The Rock appearing later tonight.
- Mark Henry is walking backstage. We go to commercial.
Mark Henry vs. The Great Khali
Back from the break and The Great Khali is dancing in the ring with Natalya and Hornswoggle. Out comes his opponent Mark Henry.
Khali takes Henry to the corner and works him over with chops and headbutts. Henry turns it around and hits Khali in the gut. Henry runs into an elbow and a big boot. Khali with more big chops in the corner. Henry fights back and splashes Khali in the corner. Henry drops Khali with a big clothesline. Khali gets up and Henry scoops him for a World's Strongest Slam and the win.
Winner: Mark Henry
- After the match, Hornswoggle checks on Khali in the ring. Henry comes back and grabs Hornswoggle, laying him out with a World's Strongest Slam.
- 3MB vs. John Cena, Ryback and Sheamus is announced for tonight. Back to commercial.
Booker T and Teddy Long are backstage talking about the Elimination Chamber when Chris Jericho walks up. Jericho says he has been in more Chambers than anyone else in WWE history so he should be in this one also. Teddy agrees. Booker says Jericho has to impress him and the WWE Universe. Teddy suggests an idea and Booker says it sucks. Booker says Jericho can be in the match if he can beat Daniel Bryan. Jericho says he's about to be closer to being a 7-time World Champion and asks if Booker can dig that sucka. Great impersonation by Jericho.
- Vickie Guerrero is backstage on the phone when Paul Heyman comes in. Heyman wants a stipulation added to the WWE Title match at Elimination Chamber. Vickie says not without Vince McMahon's approval. Heyman tries to talk her into it when her phone rings. It's Vince. Heyman wants the phone and Vickie puts him on speakerphone. Heyman apologizes for the Brock Lesnar attack and Vince tells him to shut up. Vince wants to know about the stipulation Heyman had in mind. Heyman wants The Rock to lose the title on a count out or DQ. Heyman says he would do anything. Vince wants it in writing. Vince says he can have the stipulation but hangs up when Heyman is trying to kiss up to him.
Daniel Bryan vs. Chris Jericho
We go to the ring and out comes one-half of the WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and we get another vignette for Fandango. Daniel Bryan is waiting in the ring as Chris Jericho makes his way out to a big pop. They lock up and Jericho goes for a quick roll up. And another. Jericho with arm drags. We see Booker and Teddy watching backstage. Back and forth now. Bryan with a big knee to the gut. Bryan with kicks to the chest now. Bryan drops a knee for a 2 count.
Jericho works Bryan over in the corner but ends up getting dumped out to the floor. Bryan brings him back in but Jericho knocks him down on the apron with a shoulder to the gut. Jericho misses a springboard kick and lands out on the floor. Bryan runs the ropes and nails a suicide dive. Both wrestlers come up clutching their knee as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Bryan rolls Jericho up for 2. Jericho with a clothesline. Jericho runs into a big boot and then takes a big running dropkick in the corner. Bryan counters but gets dropped with a pair of shoulders. Bryan tosses Jericho to the apron but he goes to the top. Jericho comes down and misses. Bryan with a clothesline. Jericho counters and goes for the Walls of Jericho. Bryan counters that but gets dropped. Bryan gets his knees up for the Lionsault. Bryan goes to the top but Jericho cuts him off. Jericho with chops. Jericho climbs up for a superplex but Bryan counters. Bryan shoves Jericho to the mat and comes off the top with a headbutt. 2 count for Bryan. Bryan with knees to the face. Jericho catches one and goes for the Walls again. Bryan fights it but Jericho finally gets it locked. Bryan rolls through and turns it into the No Lock. Jericho blocks that and goes for the Walls again. Bryan blocks it and tosses Jericho. Bryan with a big kick to the head for 2. More kicks to the chest from Bryan. Jericho ducks a kick and rolls Bryan up for 2. Jericho with a sloppy Codebreaker for the win and Elimination Chamber spot.
Winner: Chris Jericho
- Back from a commercial and we see footage of The Shield, John Cena, Ryback and Sheamus from last week's RAW.
3MB vs. John Cena, Ryback and Sheamus
We go to the ring and Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal are in the ring. Out next comes Sheamus followed by Ryback and then John Cena.
Slater starts things off with Ryback and runs his mouth. Slater dances and shoves Ryback. Ryback kicks him and presses him high in the air for a big slam. Sheamus tags in as does McIntyre. Sheamus attacks and beats McIntyre down in the corner. McIntyre gets his boots up and comes back with offense. Back and forth for a minute. Sheamus with big forearms to the chest on the apron. Sheamus pulls Drew back in the ring and tags in Cena. Drew tags in Jinder.
Jinder smacks Cena. Cena drops him with a right hand. Cena with a slam and a Five Knuckle Shuffle. A brawl breaks out with all six men. Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment while Sheamus hits White Noise and Ryback hits Shellshocked. Cena covers Jinder for the win.
Winners: Sheamus, Ryback and John Cena
- Ryback takes the mic and says he will feast on The Shield at Elimination Chamber. Sheamus takes the mic and says he wants to get some justice tonight. Cena is met with some boos but says yes, The Shield will be here tonight. Cena says The Shield will meet the sword tonight. He tells them to come get some and drops the mic before his music starts back up.
- We get a look back at SmackDown where Big Show was covered in paint. Earlier today, Yoshi Tatsu and Alex Riley were backstage laughing about Show until he appeared and laid them both out. We go to commercial.
- Back from the commercial and out comes Big Show to the ring where Matt Striker waits. Striker starts to ask Show a question but gets dropped by a huge knockout punch. Show takes the mic but just walks around the ring for a few minutes. Show is pissed but just drops the mic and leaves the ring.
- Cole and Jerry Lawler talk about the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame and show us the Bruno Sammartino video again.
- Still to come, WWE Champion The Rock will speak. Back to commercial.
Zack Ryder vs. Jack Swagger
Back from the break and Zack Ryder is in the ring. Out comes his opponent Jack Swagger. Swagger comes out with Uncle Zebekiah Culter, also known as Dutch Mantel. We see Booker and Teddy watching backstage. Ryder turns it around and hits the Broski Boot for a 2 count. Swagger takes back control and drops Ryder on the floor. Swagger dominates Ryder in the ring and gets the win by submission with The Patriot Act.
Winner: Jack Swagger
- After the match, Swagger introduces a great American - Zeb Culter. Zeb takes the mic and asks what's wrong with America. Zeb says he and Swagger know what's wrong but most people have forgotten what's wrong with America. Zeb talks about being in Vietnam and says he is a patriot. Zeb says he sees an America he doesn't recognize. Faces not like his and languages he can't understand. Zeb asks how we get rid of these people. He talks about people crossing the border and being a real patriot with Swagger. Wow.
- Booker and Teddy are backstage when Dolph Ziggler, Big E Langston and AJ Lee walk up. Ziggler isn't happy about Jericho being in the Elimination Chamber match. Ziggler wants in the match so he can put an end to Jericho once and for all. Big E interrupts Booker and makes it known Ziggler wants in the match. Booker says it will be Ziggler vs. Kane for the final Chamber spot tonight.
The Miz vs. Cody Rhodes
Back from the break and here we go with the next match. WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro is on commentary. They lock up and go at it.
Cody turns it around and stomps away, keeping Miz on the mat. Cody with a running knee to the face and another pin attempt. Cody keeps Miz grounded. Miz makes a comeback and drops Cody on his face. More back and forth Miz pulls Cody face first into the apron and they are on the floor now. Moz taunts Cesaro. Cesaro goes to fight but runs into a big boot from Miz. Miz slams Cody into the announce table and into the apron. Miz brings it back in the ring but Cesaro shoves him into the ring post for the disqualification.
Winner by DQ: The Miz
- After the bell, Cesaro beats Miz up on the floor. Cesaro picks Miz up by his legs and swings him around, smacking his head into the barrier and the floor repeatedly.
- We get a look at a WrestleMania Reading Challenge event from earlier.
- Still to come tonight, The Rock will speak. Also, The Shield will have a message for the WWE Universe. Back to commercial.
Primo and Epico vs. Tensai and Brodus Clay
We go to the ring and Rosa Mendes is in the ring with Primo and Epico. Out next comes Brodus Clay with Cameron and Naomi dancing. Tensai comes out with them but walks straight to the ring and doesn't dance.
Tensai starts off with Primo. Tensai uses his strength and drops Primo with a right. Clay comes in but Tensai stops him. Primo tries to stop them both but catches a double headbutt. Clay grabs Primo and tosses him with a suplex. Epico tags in but Clay goes at it with him. Clay with a big splash in the corner and a running headbutt. Tensai comes in and hits the back splash on Epico for the quick win.
Winners: Tensai and Brodus Clay
- After the match, Tensai dances with Clay, Naomi and Cameron. Rosa comes in and gets in Tensai's face. Naomi tosses her out of the ring and flips over the ropes, landing on the apron. Cameron does a baseball slide kick under Naomi's legs and sends Rosa back to the floor. The four go back to dancing.
- Up next is The Shield. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and out comes Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns to the ring. They all take mics. Ambrose talks about John Cena threatening them earlier tonight. Rollins says they think they will accomplish something by threatening The Shield. Reigns says if you want us, come and get it. The Shield readies for a fight. Ambrose calls Cena's threat empty. Reigns says they couldn't get the job done last week with the whole roster. Reigns says Cena can bring the whole world and they will still be standing. Rollins says Cena failed. Failed last week and fails every day when he gets up and exists.
Rollins says Cena will fail again at Elimination Chamber. Ambrose says that's right because Cena is a failure. That's why they don't like him. Ambrose says Cena is a philosophy. It's what he fails to do. Reigns says they are the solution to the John Cena problem. Rollins says they have a chance on Sunday to fix a decade of injustice. Ambrose says Ryback, Cena and Sheamus might not walk out of the pay-per-view. They call Cena and friends to the ring one more time. The lights go out and when they come back on, The Shield is brawling with Cena, Ryback and Sheamus. They clear the ring. Cena, Sheamus and Ryback continue the assault on the floor and into the crowd. Cena fights Rollins up the steps until Rollins runs off. Cena's music hits as he poses with the fans. Ryback and Sheamus have chased off Reigns and Ambrose. They stand with the fans and start a "feed me more" chant.
- We get a look back at earlier when Paul Heyman opened the show.
- Still to come, WWE Champion The Rock. We see World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio walking with Ricardo Rodriguez as we go to commercial.
Damien Sandow vs. Alberto Del Rio
We go to the ring and out first comes Damien Sandow. Sandow cuts a promo on the way to the ring and disses the Grammys. Sandow starts ripping Nashville and country music. Next, Ricardo Rodriguez begins the introduction for World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio.
Sandow strikes first and beats Del Rio down. Sandow hits the Elbow of Disdain. Del Rio with clotheslines and a backbreaker now. Del Rio with a superkick to the mouth for a 2 count. Del Rio ducks a clothesline and goes for the cross armbreaker for the quick win.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
- After the match, Del Rio takes the mic and says the talking and games are over this Sunday. Del Rio says then he's going to WrestleMania and goes back to celebrating.
- Still to come, The Rock. We see Wade Barrett walking to the ring when he's attacked by Bo Dallas. Dallas tosses Barrett into production boxes and starts hitting him on the floor. WWE officials and security come over but Dallas gets in one more shot before we go to commercial.
- Back from the break and we get another vignette for Fandango.
Kofi Kingston vs. Wade Barrett
Back from the break and out first comes Kofi Kingston. WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett is out next selling the attack from Bo Dallas moments ago. Barrett dominates most of the match until Kofi makes a comeback from the top. 2 count by Kofi. Kofi with a kick to the face and a high crossbody for a close 2 count. Barrett dumps Kofi to the apron but he springboards in on his feet. Barrett catches Kofi with Winds of Change for a 2 count.
Barrett prepares for the Bullhammer elbow but Kofi ducks it. Barrett ducks Trouble in Paradise and goes to the floor. Kofi follows but Barrett traps him in the apron and nails the elbow. Barrett brings it back in the ring for the pin.
Winner: Wade Barrett
- After the match, Barrett yells for Bo Dallas to come to the ring.
- Ziggler vs. Kane is up next. Back to commercial.
Kane vs. Dolph Ziggler
Back from the break and out comes one-half of the WWE Tag Team Champions Kane. Out next comes Dolph Ziggler with AJ Lee and Big E Langston. The winner of this will get the final Elimination Chamber spot.
Ziggler strikes first with right hands. Kane turns it around and beats him up in the corner. Kane with a 2 count. We see Booker and Teddy watching backstage. Kane with a slam and another 2 count. Ziggler cuts Kane off with a big dropkick. Ziggler turns it around now and takes Kane to the corner. Kane comes back and drops Ziggler on his face and calls for a chokeslam. Ziggler scrambles to the floor as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Kane slams Swagger. Kane with a clothesline in the corner. Kane runs into a boot but knocks Ziggler off the corner and out to the floor. Kane comes out on the floor and Langston stares him down. Ziggler sends Kane into the fan barrier. Ziggler comes in to break the count. Kane comes to the apron and Ziggler nails a neckbreaker. Ziggler drops a bunch of elbow drops now. Ziggler with another 2 count. Kane ends up catching Ziggler in mid-air. Ziggler slides out and nails a big DDT. Ziggler with a 2 count. Kane turns it around for a 2 count of his own now. Kane with a big clothesline in the corner. And another. Ziggler blocks the sideslam and locks in the sleeper hold. Kane tosses him to the mat but Ziggler hits the big leg drop for another pin attempt. Ziggler goes for the sleeper again but Kane nails the sideslam for 2. Kane climbs to the top but AJ gets on the apron and distracts him. Kane misses the shot from the top. Ziggler accidentally knocks AJ off the apron and into Langston's arms. Kane takes advantage and hits the chokeslam for the win and the final Chamber spot.
- Up next, The Rock. Back to commercial.
- We go to the ring and out comes WWE Champion The Rock to a big pop from the crowd.
Rock says this is a very special night because not only are we sold out, but he's been waiting a very long time to say this... "finally The Rock has come back to Nashville." The crowd chants Rocky. Rock says Nashville is very special to him. Rock is going to tell us why and says it's story time. He talks about a 15 year old Rock and his family moving to Nashville in 1987. Rock shouts out his high school. Rock name drops Jeff Jarrett. Rock tells a story about buying a car from a crackhead in a bar. Rock says another crackhead was sleeping in the backseat. Rock pulled it over and kicked the guy out. Rock then wondered if the car was stolen. What did he do next? Rock ditched that bitch in a Burger King parking lot and went right to a place called Tootsie's Lounge. Rock says there's two points here - never buy a car from a crackhead and don't be like The Rock when he was 15, doing what he shouldn't be doing. Rock talks about wrestling locally in Nashville when he was 25. Rock say she's WWE Champion now and will still be after Elimination Chamber. CM Punk's music hits and out he comes with Paul Heyman.
Rock compares their earlier segment to a love scene from Twilight. Rock calls Punk a homeless looking vampire boy. Rock tells them to bring it if they want to stack the odds against him. Rock says he will beat Punk's punk ass at Elimination Chamber and if Punk comes down to the ring, he will beat him around Nashville tonight. Rock gets ready to fight as Punk walks to the ring. Punk stops at the foot of the ramp and talks with Heyman. Heyman says he has Punk's back. They look to leave but Punk rushes the ring and starts brawling with Rock. Punk takes control in the corner but Rock nails him with a spinebuster. Rock goes for The People's Elbow but Heyman pulls his leg and trips him. Punk takes advantage and drops Rock with a GTS. Punk grabs the WWE Title belt and leaves with it. Punk goes to the ramp and tells Rock story time is over. Punk says every time Rock wants to bring it, he's just going to take it because it belongs to him. Punk drops the mic and raises the WWE Title up. RAW goes off with Rock getting to his feet and Heyman telling Punk he's the best.
WWE Loses Out on G4 Network Deal Posted by Steve Carrier on 02/11/2013 at 06:01 PM
NBC Universal announced the re-branding and makeover of its G4 television network into “The Esquire Channel” earlier today. NBC will be teaming with Esquire magazine to launch “an upscale Bravo for men.”
This is significant as both WWE and UFC tried to purchase the network and re-brand it for their respective companies. As reported earlier last year, WWE was hoping to acquire G4 to launch the WWE Network. The idea was it would guarantee them significant distribution with already acquired clearances.
Former TNA Creative member Dutch Mantel
has apparently signed on with the WWE. Mantell made his appearance on WWE RAW as
the new manager for WWE Wrestler Jack Swagger. Following Swagger's win, Mantell
appeared and revealed himself as Uncle Zebekiah Coulter, Swagger's new manager.
Mantell worked in TNA since its inception up until July of 2009. Mantell later
re-joined TNA for the Ring Ka King India promotion.
- As noted earlier, CM Punk had an injury scare at Saturday night’s WWE RAW live event from Springfield, Missouri after The Miz botched a stalled suplex and nearly dropped Punk directly on his head. Punk rolled out of the ring where he was checked out by WWE officials for several minutes before finishing the match.
According to a live correspondent who was at Sunday night's WWE RAW live event from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Punk wrestled in the same tag team main event, showed no signs of injury and even took hard bumps during the match. Thankfully, this looks like Saturday night's incident was simply a close call for Punk and nothing more.
After Impact Wrestling aired on Challenge TV, a new show for UK viewers called "TNA Backstage Pass" made its debut. In the show, TNA President Dixie Carter said she had something special for the Blossoms. Dixie invited the girls out in front of the crowd in their hometown of Manchester and asked them if they would like to train for TNA. If this is true, the girls would be sent to the TNA Developmental territory in Louisville, Kentucky at OVW Wrestling, a promotion they previously worked for.
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
Ik ben een man en woon in Dworp (Belgie) en mijn beroep is .
Ik ben geboren op 05/06/1989 en ben nu dus 30 jaar jong.
Mijn hobby's zijn: Worstelen en films.
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