WWE will tape this week's episode of WWE SmackDown from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Here are the full results.
* Bo Dallas defeated Curt Hawkins.
WWE SmackDown Results
* SmackDown opens with Alberto Del Rio vs. Damien Sandow. They have words before the match after Sandow cuts a heel promo. Del Rio gets the win with a cross armbreaker.
* Backstage segment with Kane and Daniel Bryan arguing. They got a rematch against Darren Young and Titus O'Neil for later tonight. This time, Kane will be blindfolded and Bryan will have his arm tied behind his back.
* The Miz vs. Antonio Cesaro in a 2 of 3 Falls Match for the WWE United States Title is up next. Cesaro gets the first fall with a Neutralizer but Miz gets the second fall. After lots of counters, Cesaro gets the third fall and retains the title.
* Promo for Fandango's debut later tonight.
* Randy Orton and Sheamus are backstage. Orton vs. Big Show is revealed for later tonight.
* Jim Ross interviews Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger in the ring. JR talks about his history with Jack Swagger but Swagger rips the Sooners. Colter takes over the interview and talks about the same stuff he's been saying on RAW. Colter says an English speaking American will finally be World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania. JR and Colter get into an argument. Swagger knocks JR's cowboy hat off and backs him against the ropes. Alberto Del Rio comes out to make the save. Del Rio cut a promo on Swagger and they had a staredown.
* Darren Young and Titus O'Neil vs. Kane and Daniel Bryan is up next. Kane is blindfolded while Bryan has his arm behind his back. Kane and Bryan got into it mid-match which led to Titus rolling Bryan up for the win. Bryan ended up slapping Kane after they hugged after the match.
* Backstage interview with Big Show. Show says he's looking to make an impact tonight.
* Heath Slater vs. Sin Cara is up next. Cara gets the win.
* Fandango is backstage with Matt Striker. Striker can't get his name right so Fandango isn't debuting tonight. He says he will debut when Striker gets his name right.
* Randy Orton vs. Big Show is up next. The Shield comes out and surrounds the ring until Sheamus comes out. They beat down Orton and Sheamus. Big Show knocks out Roman Reigns. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins retreat and Show chokeslams Orton. Sheamus knocks Show out of the ring with a Brogue Kick.
We noted last week that WWE had signed Kendra Smith, who has experience in MMA
and stuntwork, to a developmental deal. Her new ring name is Kendall Skye. On a
related note, it's said that Kendra impressed NXT officials big time several
weeks back when she attended the tryouts.
WWE announced that Triple H will appear at this Monday's Raw in
Buffalo, New York.
"The Game" returned on Monday's show to brawl with
Brock Lesnar, who was about to attack Vince McMahon again after defending Paul
Heyman from McMahon's retaliations. WWE teases, "The Game's plans are known only
to him, but it's only a few days until he lets the WWE Universe — and Lesnar —
in on his next move. Be sure to tune in to Raw Monday at 8/7 CT on USA Network
to see what happens!"
Daniels Interview: Talks Curry Man, Creative, Best Match And More
Christopher Daniels recently spoke to The Moaning Times on a number of subjects including
his best match, TNA's new creative regime, Curry man and more. Below is a quick
On getting into pro wrestling:
"Well I actually got
into training in 1993 I was an actor before that doing children’s theatre and
stuff like that and in between gig I decided to give professional wrestling a
try just to say, I wanted to go through the school I found out about a school
and just wanted to give it a try, and If I washed out and I failed I could say
to my kids hey I give it a try. Because I grew up watching it I trained for
three months and learned it all pretty quick how to do stuff and started
wrestling three months later and I just kept with it and stuck with it and
eventually I was popular enough where I would work all the time. All of a sudden
I was working every weekend and doing tours in Japan and it sort of became my
career not accidentally but it snuck up on me. I decided after I was doing it
full time that I was doing it full time. As far as what I would do if I wasn’t
doing this. Probably still trying to do acting and some sort of
His Best match and why:
"I think the best
moment and best match for me was the three way with AJ Styles and Samoa Joe just
because I think the audience the crowd and the fan base were ready to have three
home grown talents in their main event and it was the first time the x division
title, that the three of us valued very highly had been in a main event ahead of
the world title. It meant a lot to all three of us and the crowd responded.
Three home grown wrestlers, it was just the case of having the right audience
and the right match and that made history."
Curry Man character:
"When it was first
given to me I wasn’t sure what to make of it I didn’t know the character that it
was based on. For the first couple of months I wasn’t quite sure how they wanted
me to do it, realising they just wanted me to do what I wanted to do, that’s
where the wearing funny hats came from and have fun with rather than having some
pre conceived notion of what to do with it. Once I went to TNA with it, it was
another company where I just let myself go and have fun with it and to not take
things too seriously and not think too seriously about my matches at that
On the new TNA creative
"I have a very
positive outlook to the crew we have around now in terms of the creative team.
They are very open to suggestions and are open to letting us as the characters
do what we feel is right and are very open to suggestions .Eric Bishoff ,Jason
Kuribi Matt Conway and Dave Labatta all that crew are supportive in letting us
build the character in what we think they should be doing and you know we always
bounce ideas off each other and the sort of the best idea rules. It’s probably
some of the best, creatively some of the best supportive stuff I have been a
part of in a long time in TNA and it’s a great group we are dealing
What he does in his spare
"In most of my spare
time I mean I have two young kids so I am normally mom when I am at home, my
wife works and I take care of my family and the house. I am also a comic book
reader I still collect comics, 30 years I have been doing that. That’s really
how I spend my time looking after my house and taking care of my body and
reading comic books. I do normal stuff I’m a movie guy .Me and my wife are big
movie buffs and we try to catch movies as often as we can. I read occasional
stuff that isn’t comic books Stephen King etc I will read that and that is
basically it. The things that annoy me are closed minded stupid people but they
Whether he prefers being a
singles or tag champion:
"I honestly don’t
prefer either one. I have had great success with both and I enjoy both. When you
are wrestling out by yourself all success and failure comes from yourself .I
love fighting with someone I have great chemistry with like Frankie Kasarian and
going out and sharing that experience and getting fans into what we are we are
doing. I just gravitate to one or the other and stick with that for a period of
Jesse Sorensen has moved behind the scences for TNA Wrestling. Jesse, who was
injured at the 2012 Against All Odds PPV, has transitioned into a
'marketing/production' assistant for TNA. It is currently unknown if he will
ever return as a wrestler for Impact Wrestling.
On Sorensen's official
twitter account, he describes himself as a "Former TNA X-Division wrestler."
The Miz on Who He'd Like to Work a Program With Posted by Steve Carrier on 02/28/2013 at 06:59 PM
The Film Yap recently spoke to The Miz, who was promoting his new movie, The Marine 3. Here are some highlights from the interview.
Who he would you like to work a program with that he hasn't yet: "I'd like to work The Rock. He was basically the person I looked at and said 'I want to be a WWE Superstar.' Just to watch him during the Attitude Era and to watch his matches. Not only to go up against him, but to exceed him. That's what every WWE Superstar wants to do, whether it's CM Punk, John Cena, you want to take it to the next level. I've already had that huge program with John Cena that took me to the next level, which taught me so much about the WWE, and there's always CM Punk who is doing such a great job. He was WWE Champion for 400-plus days and is still on a roll. Those are great superstars who you want to get. You always want to be at the top."
If he wants to continue acting: "Not only do I want to continue it, I am continuing it with "The Christmas Bounty." I start filming that in April and it comes out at Christmas."
The new WWE Championship belt: "I really like it. When I was WWE champion, I changed the belt too, changing the WWE logo to an "M" and stopping it from spinning. I agree with the Rock. A championship should not spin and should not be looked at as a toy. It should be looked upon with prestige and I think this new title reflects that. When people win World Series or NBA Finals or Super Bowls, I think they'll be wearing this around their waists because it embodies what a title should look like."
Impact Wrestling starts out with an Aces & 8s video. As the group is growing, Hulk Hogan confirms a Lethal Lockdown match. It is the group vs. Team Sting. Hulk also announces Bully Ray as #1 Contender for the TNA World Championship. Ray suggests a 6 man tag team match with Hogan involved. Hogan agrees to do it. He didn’t show up though. Why? Aces & 8s attacked him in the back and they kidnapped Brooke Hogan too. They let both go but they sure left a mark.
Video plays from earlier today that features Brooke Hogan and Bully Ray. The camera guy asks them how Hulk is doing. Brooke says he is hurt and is at home. He is resting. Ray says he is messed up bad and grabs Brooke and says there isn’t time to talk. They go through the door to enter the arena.
Fireworks explode in the arena. The camera shows the Impact Zone with fans on their feet. Music hits and here is Bully Ray. Ray starts yelling at Taz from the stage. Ray walks down the ramp and gets in the ring. Ray grabs a mic. He says it is pretty cool to be back in the Impact Zone. He never been this furious in his life. Aces & 8s ran around for the past couple of weeks. They took out so many people and they ruined his wedding. Last week should have been a huge week for TNA. We were all going to see the return of Hulk Hogan to the ring. It didn’t happen though because of Aces & 8s. He mentions Devon and says he is going to get his hands on him. He will never want to step foot in a wrestling ring again. There is one guy Ray wants to speak to also. This guy is someone who Aces & 8s took out and this guy is who Ray will be facing at Lockdown. Let’s have the TNA World Champion… Jeff Hardy! Jeff’s music plays and here comes Jeff. He has his custom title on his shoulder and the actual TNA World Title on the other shoulder. He interacts with the fans around the ring with his red and orange face paint. He gets in the ring and the crowd chants, “Hardy, Hardy, Hardy!” Ray tells Jeff that he never thought both would stand across from each other and will fight for the World Title in the future. Everyone knows their history. Ray says he isn’t getting a title shot because he is Hulk’s son-in-law. There are other guys who could fight Jeff. Ray doesn’t want it to happen this way. He isn’t positive he is the right guy to face Jeff.
Jeff grabs a mic and says it is great to be back on Impact and in the zone! Jeff loves the fact that Hulk chose Ray. He would have chose Ray. They swung a lot of chairs, climbed a lot of ladders and broke tons of tables. They take it to the cage now for the TNA World Title. They will reinvent their history. Let the best man win. Jeff extends his hand but music hits and here comes the buddy-buddy duo of Daniels and Kazarian. Both walk down the ramp and get in the ring. Kazarian says Ray shouldn’t have this title shot. He shouldn’t want it. Hulk gave him this title shot and he gave him her daughter. Hey, someone has to rub lotion on Brooke’s back and take pictures of her… so let it be Bully. Daniels gets on the mic and says he should be involved in this match. Daniels out wrestled Jeff last month and he lost because Daniels had an allergic reaction to Jeff’s face paint. Daniels and Kazarian should be involved in the match. Daniels tells them to get out of the ring so people can worship them. Ray takes the mic from Daniels and then takes the martini from Daniels. He drinks it all and then spits it back out in the cup. Ray tells “baldy” that real men don’t drink apple martinis. Ray throws the drink in Daniels’ face and then punches him. Jeff goes after Kazarian. Both make their way out of the ring before they get attacked even more. Ray grabs the mic and makes the match: Ray and Hardy vs. Daniels and Kazarian. Daniels and Kazarian don’t like this but Ray and Jeff don’t mind at all.
Mike Tenay and Todd Keneley are shown on the camera. Taz is missing and they run down the line-up for tonight. The camera switches to Velvet Sky as she is walking backstage. She will put the title on the line.
Sting is sitting in a room. He is looking at a list and says there are a lot of names on this list that can work. Magnus is sitting by him and says he should be involved. Sting asks why. Magnus states that TNA gave a 22 year old a chance. He was green as grass, but he worked at it. He got help from Sting and others. He can rise. He is team TNA. Why him?… why not?! Magnus walks up and leaves the room.
Gail Kim joins Mike Tenay and Todd Keneley at the announcer’s table. Christy Hemme is shown in the ring as she introduces the first match. Tara comes out on stage and Jesse is at her side. He picks her up and they show off their arm muscles. He let’s her down and they walk down the ramp. As they do, footage from last Thursday plays showing that amazing Knockout match where Velvet Sky won the title. Velvet Sky comes out now and she holds the Knockout Title in her hand. As she comes to the ring, footage plays showing her winning the title.
Tara vs. Velvet Sky (Champ) for the Knockout Title Tara goes right after Sky. She puts her in the corner and does multiple shoulder hits into the gut of Sky. She throws her across the ring with her hair and Tara covers. Sky kicks out. Tara covers again but Sky kicks out again. Tara whips Sky in the corner. Tara runs to her, but Sky kicks Tara in the face. Sky comes out of the corner and takes Tara down. She closelines Tara a couple of times and then whips her in the ropes. Sky does a hurricanrona. She gets up and Jesse grabs Sky’s foot. It distracts her as Tara comes back at her, but Sky fights back. She knocks Tara down and she covers. Jesse pulls the leg of Sky. Taryn Terrell sees this and tosses Jesse out. As she does, Tara gets up and kicks Sky in the back. Tara tries to keep the offense, but Sky comes back and hits the In Yo Face! Sky wins. Winner and
Still Knockout Champion: Velvet Sky
Austin Aries is backstage on the phone with Bobby Roode. He is asking Bobby where he is as they have a photo shoot. Roode is stuck. Austin tells him to get there. Roode starts to talk about a 3 way match. Austin doesn’t care about a match and could beat them all himself. Just then, Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez come into the shot. Austin hangs up and turns to them. Since Austin can beat anyone by himself, he should get ready for his match tonight. Austin doesn’t have a match and he doesn’t care about matches. Chavo tells him to stop worrying about his photo shoot and get ready for his match with him. Well, actually it is not him. It is against Hernandez. They walk away and Austin tells Chavo that he is a liar.
Kenny King is walking backstage. The camera guy asks where he is going to go from here. Kenny says he is the X-Division. He will go to the champion… Rob Van Dam. The video fast forwards to him confronting RVD. He tells RVD that they need to talk. They know he (Kenny) is better. He wants a shot for the title. RVD asks how many shots does he need? RVD tells him that he will give it to him, but if King loses, he will be out of the division.
Christy Hemme is in the ring. Austin Aries comes out and gets in the ring. As he does, Taz joins us back at the announcer’s table. After Austin is in the ring, Hernandez comes out and gets in the ring.
Austin Aries vs. Hernandez Austin moves forward and locks-up with Hernandez. Hernandez pushes him back in the corner. He backs up. Austin comes out and extends his hand for a shake or to give him something. Hernandez slaps his hand. They move around and lock-up again. Austin kicks him in the gut. Hernandez stands to a vertical base and they move around. Hernandez does a hip toss and Austin Aries goes to the outside. Hernandez goes for a suicide dive, but Austin jumps on the apron and rams his shoulder into the gut of Hernandez. He flips over him, but Hernandez comes back. He tosses Austin around the ring, but Austin flips around and pushes Hernandez out of the ring. He goes and successfully hits a suicide dive. He gets to the corner and does a flying double ax handle. He brings Hernandez back in the ring. Austin does a snapmare and then climbs the corner. He shakes his shoulders to mock Chavo. He flies for the frog splash, but Hernandez moves. Hernandez gets to the apron and does a shoulder block. He lifts Austin up and hits the military press. Hernandez lifts Austin up for the border toss, but Austin slides behind him. Both turn to face each other and Austin hits him with the forearm. Hernandez backs up. Austin runs to him, but Hernandez does a battering ram. Austin goes sailing out of the ring. Austin grabs the TNA Tag Title and walks up the ramp. Hernandez exits and drags him down and rolls him in the ring. Austin holds onto the belt. The referee takes it off of him and brings it to the outside. Austin nails Hernandez with his padded forearm. Hernandez goes down and is out. There could be a chain in there. He pins and wins.
Winner: Austin Aries
Sting is in his room. Joseph Parks is in there. He is munching on ribs. Parks tells him that this is his lunch. Sting tells Parks that he will keep him in mind. Sting pops up and goes out of his room as he sees Matt Morgan walking by. Sting knows Matt is looking for a chance. Would he want to be on the team to face Aces & 8s? Matt says Sting is on Hogan’s side and anyone who is on his side is guilty. Matt’s answer: no! Matt walks away.
Kenny King is already in the ring waiting for his opponent. Rob Van Dam’s music plays and the champion walks out with the X-Division Title over his shoulder. He raises his arms and fireworks explode behind him. He gets in the ring.
Kenny King vs. Rob Van Dam (Champ) for the X-Division Title If Kenny King loses, he must leave the X-Division Both move around the ring as the fans chant, “RVD, RVD.” They lock-up. Kenny applies a headlock, but RVD twist out of it. Kenny applies it again. RVD throws him in the ropes. Kenny rolls over RVD as he bending over. RVD takes King down, but King rolls around to get away. Both get to their feet. They lock-up again after looking around. RVD applies a headlock this time. King sends RVD in the ropes. RVD slides under him and then locks his arms behind King and does a huge german suplex. King backs up in the corner after holding his neck. He gets up and RVD does his “RVD” thumb pointing taunt, but King drop-kicks RVD from behind. RVD goes through the ropes. King goes for a corkscrew cross body, but RVD moves. King lands on his feet. RVD jumps on the apron, jumps back and kicks King right in the face. He takes King over to another part of the outside and puts him over the guard rail. King is facing down with his head and chest leaning over the railing. RVD gets on the apron and then does a spinning kick. He plants it right on King’s back. Kenny falls back into the crowd. RVD has total control.
They two lock-up, but RVD drops down and hits a chin breaker. King bounces up but goes right after RVD. He takes him down and punches him in the face multiple times. He gets up and kicks RVD in the back as RVD crawls to the corner. King gets him up, knees him, and then whips him in the opposing corner. King runs to him, but RVD kicks him in the face. He does a leg scissor pin, but King kicks out. Both get up and RVD does his kicking and punching strikes. King goes in the corner. RVD hits a monkey flip, but King lands right on his feet. RVD gets up and takes King down. He hits rolling thunder and climbs the corner. He goes for a 450 splash, but King moves out of the way. King covers but the referee, Earl Hebner, says RVD’s shoulder is off the mat after 2. King gets RVD up on his shoulders and hits the Royal Flush. He pins and wins! King grabs the title after leaving the ring. He celebrates while RVD is confused in the ring.
Winner and New X-Division Champion: Kenny King
Sting is walking backstage. Kurt Angle walks in the other direction. He asks Sting if he has his list figured out. Sting does and asks if he wants to see it. Uh, yeah! Sting shows it to Kurt. Kurt can’t believe he is picking “him.” Sting knows it is risky but he is taking a new route to try something new. While Sting has business to take care of, so does Kurt. It never ends. Both extend their hands and walk in the other direction.
Taz, Todd Keneley, and Mike Tenay are shown on the camera. They replay footage from last week’s “6 man tag team match.” Aces & 8s attacked Hogan and took Brooke. They brought them out to distract Sting and Ray. Ray left to help while Sting went under to the group. They show a picture of Hogan’s knee as he had to undergo surgery. Taz says that picture is fake.
Music plays and here comes Aces & 8s. They come through the crowd and Devon leads the group to the ring. Mr. Anderson, Doc, Garett Bischoff, and Mike Knox are with Devon. Devon gets on the mic and wants to see if he can understand that Sting has a team to take on Aces & 8s. Does Sting really think they can dominate them? Devon doesn’t know what Sting is thinking, but he thinks Sting is drinking the kool-aid Hogan has been dishing out for years. The drink is for TNA people as well as everyone at home. Aces & 8s is the team that will dominate TNA. They will dominate 2013. This club (Doc, Knox, Anderson, Bischoff, and Devon) is what they are about. Sting is giving broken dreams. The same thing will happen just like what happened at Bound for Glory. Aces & 8s won then and they will win at Lockdown. Sting will lead his team to the slaughter house. Testify!
Sting’s music plays and now it is his turn. The fans roar. Sting grabs a mic. If Devon wants him to testify, then he will testify. Sting’s first partner will get a killer response because he is a killer. He is the Samoan Submission Maching! Samoa Joe! Joe’s music hits and he comes out behind Sting. Sting wants to apologize for his next person. Devon asks what is he going to apologize for, “You miserable mutt?” Sting introduces James Storm. He comes out and is behind Sting and Joe. They slowly make their way down the ramp. The last person comes out and it is Magnus! He returns. Now they are 4! Magnus meets with the others. Sting says he will go with someone new. This guy was attacked by Aces & 8s. Mr. Anderson tells him to get moving with this. Who is it? Sting says it is, “Showtime.” Yes, that is your catch phrase but who is it? “Showtime!” Anderson gets furious. All of a sudden, Showtime Eric Young comes from behind. He goes after Aces & 8s. Team TNA gets in the ring and help him attack Aces & 8s. They leave the ring. Team TNA stands on top tonight.
Ivelisse Velez is shown in the back getting ready for her Gut Check match. A video plays to give us background information about her. Velez says she has been wrestling for 9 years. She trains hard and then talks about her mother. Without her mother, she wouldn’t be here. Being on Gut Check is awesome as TNA has the best women division around. She will soon be on the main stage.
Footage plays from the segment that just occurred between Aces & 8s and Team TNA. As it ends, Aces & 8s come through the doorway to the parking lot. They are yelling. They are furious. As they walk away, Kurt Angle is shown behind them. He turns to the camera and says, “Let’s go.”
A video plays hyping Lei’D Tapa. It shows her training for wrestling with her uncle, The Barbarian. Put handwork in what you are doing. It doesn’t matter how long it takes. If you try hard, you will get there. TNA is a dream come true when she is in front of thousands of people. She wants to share her dream to give other people opportunities. Jeremy Borash is in the ring. He introduces Ivelisse Velez first. She comes out on the stage. She screams to get the crowd involved. She walks down and gets in the ramp. Lei’D Tapa comes out next. She makes her way to the ring. She screams after getting in the ring.
Ivelisse Velez vs. Lei’D Tapa in the Gut Check Challenge Both move close to each other to lock-up but Tapa moves back. Velez goes right to Tapa to hit her in the face. Tapa comes back as she grabs the throat of Velez. She lifts her up and then tosses her down. Velez gets up and goes right back to Tapa. She applies a front choke hold. Tapa fights her off. Velez gets up and goes for a rear naked choke after Tapa lifting her up on her shoulders. Tapa is too strong as she whips Velez down. She gets up and Velez goes into the ropes. Tapa knocks her right down. Velez holds the back of her head. Tapa gets her up, but Velez fights back with punches in the gut. Tapa does a huge headbutt. There goes Velez. She slowly gets up. Tapa puts Velez in the corner. Tapa runs to her, but Velez kicks her in the face. She goes to the apron, jumps over and hits a DDT. Both get up and Velez fights back with closelines that don’t work. She does a hurricanrona. Both get up, but Tapa is too strong. She picks Velez up and hits a samoan drop. She covers but Velez kicks out. Tapa talks to Taryn Terrell, but Velez applies a front choke hold. Tapa tries to come out of it, but she can’t and taps. Velez releases it, gets up and celebrates the huge win.
Winner: Ivelisse Velez
Jeff Hardy is in the locker room getting ready for his match. Austin Aries comes into the camera shot. He tells him to do some squats and really get into them. Austin says they may have differences, but Aries is rooting for Hardy in his match at Lockdown. Ray is the golden child now. Jeff was the golden child while they faced. He wants to see him pull off a victory. Aries leaves and Hardy watches him as he walks away.
The camera shows the Impact Zone. The fans are on their feet. A video plays showing AJ Styles’ wife. She met him in 1995. He was aggressive and most people were scared of him when he wrestled in high school. A friend of his talks about AJ and then his wife mentions Claire Lynch. AJ never said anything about it. Is he doing drugs or drinking? He was changing. His friend has known him for 30 years. He says he should be with his family. They come first. You can hear noise and it’s AJ. He comes in with messy hair and rough face hair. He says they don’t get it. He turns around and gets on his motorcycle. He zooms away.
Video plays showing Robbie E and Robbie T. Mr. T shows off his dance skills. He is the real bro. In the past couple of weeks, he can’t take Mr. E anymore. Robbie T ducks to let Rockstar Spud hit Robbie E. Last week, Robbie E slaps Mr. T and that angered the giant. Mr. E ran away.
Robbie E is in the ring with a mic. He says sometimes you have to admit when there is a bigger bro and a better bro. So, Rob Terry, can you come down? Mr. T walks down the ramp. Mr. E opens the velvet rope for him to come to the ring. Mr. E gets in the ring and waits for Mr. T. Both are in now. Robbie E says this has got out of hand. Slapping him in the face was out of line. He risked them of being bros. He risked their friendship. Their friendship met the world to them. He wants to show him out much he means to him. Robbie E won’t be jealous anymore. Robbie E wants to tell Robbie T that he is a better bro. For old time sakes, how about a bro-off? People want to see him be a bro. Robbie E will start it off. What do you say? Robbie E extends his fist. Robbie T fist punches him. Robbie E tells them to hit the music. Mr. E does his dance moves. He climbs a fake ladder, hits his foot and jumps up and down. Robbie stops and tells Mr. T that he got him to smile. Robbie T is the bro-off champion. Robbie E sees that Robbie T deserves the spotlight. Mr. E will leave the ring. Give us what we want, Robbie T! Robbie T takes off his sweater as music hits. He builds up his arm and starts fist pumping. As he does, Robbie E comes back in with a poster. Robbie T turns around and Mr. E smacks him in the face with it. Mr. T goes down to his knees. Robbie E fist pumps, but Mr. T is up and behind him. Robbie E turns around and sees him. He is scared for his life. He runs away. They aren’t bros anymore.
Bully Ray is backstage lifting weights. Austin Aries walks up to him. He tells him how to lift weights properly. Austin says he is rooting for Ray in his match at Lockdown. Ray tells him that he doesn’t bother him. He asks if Austin likes that tag title. Austin says it is nice. Ray knows as he held it. He is going for the World Title now. Nothing will try to affect him. He tells Aries to get out of his face. Aries does and then tells Ray to say, “Hi” to Brooke for him.
Bad Influence, Daniels and Kazarian dance down the ramp and get in the ring. Bully Ray follows. He yells at Taz from the stage and then runs to the ring. Jeff Hardy comes out with the two titles and gets in the ring.
Bad Influence vs. Bully Ray and Jeff Hardy Bully Ray and Daniels start. Bully is put in the corner, but quickly changes it and slaps the chest of Daniels twice. Kazarian enters but Ray does a back body drop. Daniels comes back and knocks Ray off of his feet. He tags Kazarian. He enters and they do a double suplex. They do the gangnum style dance. Ray gets up and knocks both of them down. He does the dance of his own. Ray is on a role and sends both of them out of the ring.
We’re back, and Bad Influence is still on the receiving end of a beating from Hardy and Bubba. Hardy springboards off Bubba to hit Poetry In Motion, then Hardy whips Bubba into splashes on both men in the corner. Daniels and Kazarian do something I don’t quite catch while I was typing that last sentence and turn the tide, Daniels hits a clothesline, and Kazarian hits a springboard legdrop on Hardy for 2. Daniels holds Hardy in a side suplex position so Kazarian can nail him with a springboard guillotine legdrop. Hardy hits Daniels with the Whisper In The Wind, then gets to his corner and makes the hot tag so Bubba can come in and clean house on both opponents. Bubba with a uranage on Daniels for 2, then he tosses Kazarian off the top rope and side suplexes Daniels for 2. Bubba dumps Kazarian to the floor and slams Daniels so Hardy can hit the Swanton, but Kazarian jumps on the apron and shoves Hardy off the top rope, allowing Daniels to nail Bubba and hit an STO on Hardy for 2. Bubba big boots Kazarian and then picks Daniels up and hits an electric chair so Hardy can hit him with the Swanton for the win.
Winners: Jeff Hardy & Bully Ray
Decent main event, Bubba and Hardy made Daniels and Kazarian look like a couple of jobbers, but whatever.
We head back to the Aces & Eights clubhouse where Angle fights his way into their boardroom and dukes it out with the Vice President. Angle smashes a beer bottle over the VP’s head and knocks him out, then decides to find out who he really is and pulls his mask off. We don’t see who’s under the mask, but Angle goes “Holy shit!” and then asks whoever it is how he could do this. Before he can get any answers, the rest of the gang runs in and beats Angle down as we call it a night.
Kevin Kelly welcomes us to the show and hypes up the six-man main event. We see a recap of ROH World Champion Kevin Steen stopping S.C.U.M. from attacking Jay Lethal.
Steen comes to the ring with something to say. He says ROH has gone through a lot of changes over the last few years. He says he wasn’t proud to be ROH champion when he won the belt, but he thought it would help him kill the company. He wanted to put the company out of its misery due to what Jim Cornette did to it. Steen says ROH has returned to what it should be since Cornette is gone. He says since Cornette is gone that he cares about ROH and is proud to be champion. Steen explains the reason he’s giving Lethal the title shot is because he is the one to get rid of Cornette. Steen says he will do everything he can to keep the title and that Lethal can’t beat him.
Tadarius Thomas and Matt Taven talk about what being in Ring of Honor means to them and what they’re going to do to win the Top Prospects Tournament.
Top Prospects Tournament Finals Matt Taven vs. Tadarius Thomas
Thomas uses his fancy kicks to get a quick two count on Taven. He rolls through a crossbody for another early near fall. Truth Martini makes his way to ringside as Thomas hits a dropkick on Taven. Taven connects with a spinning kick to the stomach to give him control of the match. Taven hits a springboard somersault senton right on Thomas’ face! That had to hurt. Thomas whips Taven into the ropes and Martini grabs his foot, which gives Thomas the opportunity to regain control of the match. Thomas hits the Dragon Suplex, but Taven kicks out at the last second. Thomas ducks a spinning kick attempts from Taven, which connects on Todd Sinclair. Martini throws Thomas his boot to use, but Thomas refused. Taven tries using it, but Thomas ducks it. Taven sends Thomas into the ropes where Martini clocks him with the “Book of Truth.” Taven pins him and gets the three count to win the Top Prospects Tournament. Taven and Martini shake hands after the match.
Winner by Pinfall: Matt Taven
ROHWorld.com’s Thoughts: This was a decent match, but it was nothing special. The focus of the match was on Martini and what he would do to influence the match. The right wrestler won as Thomas still leaves something to be desired. I’m really looking forward to seeing Taven vs Cole at the “11th Anniversary Show.”
It’s now time for Inside ROH. Charlie Haas says BJ Whitmer won’t make it to the “11th Anniversary Show.” Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander say they’re ready for a fight. The American Wolves say they’re brothers and are the best tag team in the country. Team Am-Fishin’ (or is it redDRagon?) say the Briscoes reign will be short-lived. Truth Martini just laughs creepily into the camera. Michael Elgin says Roderick Strong has signed his own death certificate. Jay Lethal says all the distractions are gone and he’s coming for everything Steen has.
Jay Lethal comes to the ring with a microphone. He says it’s great Steen wants to be an honorable champion, but he think Steen is full of it. He says Steen is a master of mind games. Lethal says he won’t fall victim to those mind games. He says he can win because Steen thinks he can’t.
Veda Scott is backstage with Roderick Strong and Team Am-Fishin’. Strong says tonight will further prove Strong is unbeatable (he’s no Jay Lethal). Team Am-Fishin’ say they’ll beat the American Wolves once again.
Roderick Strong , Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly vs. Michael Elgin, Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards
The Briscoes join Kelly and Caleb Seltzer at commentary. This should be every entertaining. The match, as expected, starts off as a massive brawl around ringside. Referees try to restore order as the show goes to commercial.
Back from commercial and Elgin and the Wolves are in full control. Elgin hits a series of splashes in the corner to each member of the opposing team. Elgin holds Fish up in a delayed vertical suplex for close to a minute before dropping him to the mat. O’Reilly distracts Richards, giving Fish the opportunity to give his team control of the match. Strong connects with a nice dropkick for a near fall. Strong tries hitting a delayed vertical suplex of his own, but Richards reversed it into a pin attempt. Strong answered right back with another dropkick. Richards is still in trouble as the show goes to another break.
Back from commercial and Richards is fighting back. He throws O’Reilly into Fish and makes the tag to Edwards. Edwards connects with a double missile dropkick off the top rope into both members of Team Am-Fishin’. Strong and Richards have a chopping battle, but the Wolves hit Strong with the alarm clock. The Wolves send Team Am-Fishin’ to the outside and hit stereo suicide dives. Elgin and Strong are the legal men and Elgin is beating him down. O’Reilly has a sleeper hold locked in on Elgin, and Elgin hits a deadlift German Suplex on Fish with O’Reilly on his back. Strong hits the gutbuster and Team Am-Fishin’ follow it up with the Total Elimination on Elgin, but the Wolves break up the pinfall! Strong hits the double knee suplex on Elgin to pick up the pinfall.
Winners by Pinfall: Roderick Strong and Team Am-Fishin’
411's WWE NXT Report 02.27.13 Posted by Marc Elusive on 02.28.2013
Justin Gabriel took on Leo Kruger and we get a triple threat match to determine the number one contender to the NXT title between Bo Dallas, Corey Graves and Conor O'Brian but a completely different trio came out on top...
From Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Tony Dawson & William Regal
Championship's roll call: WWE Champion: The Rock… World Champion: Alberto Del Rio… Intercontinental Champion: Wade Barrett… United States Champion: Antonio Cesaro… Tag Team Champions: Team Hell No… NXT Champion: Big E Langston… NXT Tag Team Champions: Adrian Neville & Oliver Grey… Diva's Champion: Kaitlyn
In the back, Bo Dallas talks to GM Dusty Rhodes when Corey Graves appears and gives the NXT title (that he stole last week) to him; Graves feels that title should be his. Dusty explains that Bo is back in NXT because of all his accomplishments in his short stay in the WWE. He books Graves, Dallas and Conor O'Brian in a triple threat number one contender's match.
Justin Gabriel (w/Tyson Kidd) vs. Leo Kruger: This is a direct result from the attack from last week on Gabriel's injured tag partner, Kidd. We have the only two South Africans in the WWE in the ring at the same time. They lock up and roll around on the ropes drawing a referee break; Kruger tries a cheapshot in the corner but misses allowing Gabriel a chop. Lockup #2: this time Kruger is in the ropes. Gabriel with the clean break, Leo tries once again to get at him, but fails; a headlock takeover puts Kruger down. Kidd shouts encouragement as Kruger tries to escape but cannot. Kruger finally escapes, tossing Gabriel off the ropes, but fells to a shoulderblock and back to the side headlock for Gabriel. Kruger tries to roll free but Gabriel maintains his hold; Leo finally gets control with a knee and clamps on his own headlock. Gabriel quickly counters into a head scissors and then the headlock again. Kruger takes over with an elbow square in the face and hits his own chinlock. Gabriel reverses into an armbar; Kruger backs him into the corner and clubbers him down. A cross-corner whip is countered by a tip-over head scissors; he knocks Kruger to the floor as we head to break. We return with Gabriel working the arm; Kruger pops right back with a shoulderblock; he runs the ropes and Gabriel tries a leapfrog but Kruger catches him in midair with a spinebuster slam. He tosses Gabriel into the post shoulder first and then zeros in on the arm with a top wristlock. Gabriel breaks the hold with a single-arm stunner. He makes a comeback with come kicks and a low roundhouse. Kruger takes control back with a single-arm DDT; he works the arm some more with a step-over armbreaker and then a Fujiwara armbar. He hits a nasty looking short-arm clothesline. He hammerlocks the arm and drops knees onto it. Gabriel rises and reverses with an armdrag; he flips off a backdrop into a comeback and hits a few roundhouse kicks. He nails a spinning forearm and splash in the corner; a springboard crossbody gets two. Gabriel heads up top but Kruger plays defense knocking him off; Leo hits a running lariat, turning him inside out, and gets only two. Tony Dawson sells it like he just kicked out of the Pedigree. Kruger deposits him on the top rope but Gabriel counters with a sunset bomb. The 450 Splash ends the match. Post-match, Kruger nails Gabriel with one of the crutches and smiles at Kidd about it as he takes his leave. 6/10 Pretty decent match, which started slow, and built to a crescendo in the end; good match. I enjoyed it and like the fact that this feud will continue, although I do not foresee Gabriel and Kruger fighting for another three or four months until Kidd returns. I guess they've also dropped with alliance with Kassius Ohno.
Here is your winner… Justin Gabriel via 450 Splash pinfall
I'm coming home WrestleMania XXIX commercial is shown… I'll be there, since it's in my home. Psyched.
Emma vs. Aksana: Emma dances all of the way to the ring but doesn't quite have the coordination to smoothly flip into the ring. Interesting gimmick: thinks she can dance but in reality, can't. It's the Elaine Benes gimmick. Aksana kicks Emma as she is doing some finger wiggles. The seductive crawl sets up a faceplant. Emma retreats to the apron and falls off. Okay, perhaps the gimmick is she's a klutz. She recovers as Aksana goes after her but Emma falls again, inadvertently clotheslining her off the top rope. Back in the ring, Emma gets two. She tosses her around by the hair a few times. Emma mocks the seductive crawl so Aksana slams her a few times and drops an elbow. Emma fights back and tosses her into the buckles; she grabs her by the ears and drops her on her ass. She applies a cravat as Lance Storm's name is dropped (he trained Emma). Emma gets a nearfall and then goes for a suplex but spends too much time bumping and grinding, allowing Aksana to push her into the corner. Emma gets a boot up in the corner but acts like she is drunk and stumbles into a spinebuster to end it. 1.5/10 Usually the divas matches on NXT are really good (comparatively speaking) but this one wasn't. I don't get Emma's gimmick, not sure if she is discoordinated, clumsy, stupid or just drunk? Whichever, she barely got a move off here so I have no idea if she is any good or not. Aksana, despite improving a little, is terrible.
Here is your winner… Aksana via spinebuster pinfall
In the back Renee Young is in the back next to a kayoed Bo Dallas; the doctor's check on him as Young reports that they do not know who did it or if he can compete in the number one contender's match, which is up next…
Corey Graves vs. "The Ascension" Conor O'Briannumber one contender's match: This was supposed to be a triple threat but someone attacked Bo Dallas in the back, so he's out. Odd decision, since both men are heels. Graves goes for the leg but O'Brian launches him off. Corey tries a go-behind but he gets slung across the ring again. Conor TOWERS over Graves and runs over him three times with shoulderblocks; he then applies rolling headlocks and maintains control with it. Graves fights free but O'Brian just mails him into a trapezius lock and we take a break. Odd time for it as there was no transition. We return with Graves getting backdropped to the floor, out of the corner. O'Brian leaps out of the ring and continues to stalk Graves and back him into the apron. Conor keeps control with stomps; Corey rolls to the floor to try to goad O'Brian into chasing him. It works. Graves low dropkicks Conor's knee as he is reentering and is able to take over; he slams O'Brian's legs on the apron and then wraps it around the ringpost. Back in the ring, Graves works the leg with a leglock. O'Brian tries to free himself so Graves just begins to drop elbows onto the knee. He reapplies the leglock but Conor powers himself free atomic dropping Graves onto the mat. Corey is able to maintain control dropping O'Brian's knee on the mat. He applies a standing toehold and then reapplies the leglock. O'Brian punches free but walks into a drop-toehold and another leglock variant. A second commercial break follows. When we return, both men are battling on the floor but O'Brian is limping around. Back in the ring, Graves still has the advantage and keeps on the back of the leg and reapplies the leglock; O'Brian grabs his head and butts his way free. Conor tries the one-legged comeback; he hits a few clotheslines and a flapjack. O'Brian looks to finish but the lights go out and here's the Shield decimating both men. I guess that explains who took out Bo Dallas. The match is over as Graves suffers a Shield Bomb; O'Brian also suffers one too. Post-match, Ambrose reminds us there is no escape from the Shield. Rollins gets a nice reaction from the crowd as he states the Shield is going to make things better, but first they have to get BAD. Reigns says no one is outside the grip of the Shield. BELIEVE IN THE SHIELD! 5/10 The match was pretty basic but I like Graves' stratagem against the bigman. Corey looked like a little gnat in there with O'Brian who looked massive compared to him; he fought like one too as he used his speed to keep O'Brian off-balance. The Shield's attack may have ruined the match but it was a nice surprise. I like the fact that they can pop up anywhere and attack anyone, heel or babyface at any moment.
- Vince McMahon reportedly "blew a gasket" backstage at RAW last night during the CM Punk vs. John Cena main event. Word is that Vince got upset when Punk hit Cena with a piledriver, which is a banned move when done the way Punk did it. Vince was upset with Cena and Punk but because it was them, there will likely be no serious punishment.
- Triple H made his WWE television return on Monday's episode of Raw, brawling
with Brock Lesnar in the opening segment on Raw. The two are rumored to face
each other at this year's WrestleMania pay-per-view event.
WWE Raw Results - 2/25/13 Posted by Steve Carrier on 02/25/2013 at 07:12 PM
- Tonight's WWE RAW opens with a hype video for the Vince McMahon and Paul Heyman fight. The video shifts focus to John Cena, CM Punk and The Rock's WWE Title.
- We're live from Dallas, Texas as Vince McMahon makes his way out to a big pop. Vince is walking but using crutches to make it out. Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler are on commentary as Vince heads to the ring.
Vince says everyone knows he likes to do things in a big way. He says we're getting closer to WrestleMania so we need something big each week. Vince is ready to fight and calls out Paul Heyman, referring to him as an "ultimate fighter." Heyman comes out in some gear and cuts a promo on his way to the ring.
Heyman says he's been waiting for this fight. Heyman says Vince has portrayed him as one of the biggest wimps. Heyman knocks the Dallas Cowboys and gets some heat. Heyman says he's not going to take it easy on Vince. Heyman says he has watched Vince take out every other promoter, including him, and has watched him beat the US Government but tonight, Heyman is coming for all Vince has got. Heyman slowly approaches Vince and has a question for him. Heyman out of nowhere tackles Vince on his crutches. Heyman grabs a crutch and smacks Vince with it in his injured hip when he stands up. Vince gets up with the other crutch and catches a swing from Heyman. Vince hits Heyman with the crutch twice and knocks him down. Brock Lesnar's music hits and out he comes.
Lesnar hits the ring and readies for an attack on Vince. Triple H's music hits and out he comes to the stage, startling Lesnar. The Game approaches the ring as Lesnar readies for a fight. Lesnar exits the ring and meets Triple h on the floor. They go at it and get tangled up. The brawl goes around ringside as the fans pop. HHH tosses Lesnar into the steel post. Lesnar is busted open and bleeding as Triple H sends him into the post again. Triple H charges and sends Lesnar over the barrier and into the timekeeper's area with a clothesline. HHH approaches with a crutch but Lesnar attacks. Lesnar with knees to the face. Lesnar slams HHH on top of the announce table. Lesnar is really busted open and bleeding now. It looked like he hit the ring post very hard. Lesnar brings HHH back in the ring and swings a chair but HHH nails a spinebuster. HHH with a massive chairshot to the back. Lesnar retreats as HHH's music hits. Lesnar is checking the wound on his head. Very intense segment there.
- Still to come tonight, The Rock vs. CM Punk. Also, The Miz will have MizTV with Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger. We see Ryback heading to the ring. We go to commercial.
- Back from the commercial and we see footage of the Triple H and Brock Lesnar brawl that just happened. Cole tells fans to Tout their thoughts on what happened.
Ryback vs. Dolph Ziggler
Dolph Ziggler, AJ Lee and Big E Langston are waiting in the ring as Ryback makes his way out.
Ziggler ducks the lock up and shows off some. The go to lock up again and Ziggler goes behind. Ryback counters and slams Ziggler on his face. Ryback slams Ziggler again and stands over him. Another big slam from Ryback. Ziggler fights back and hits a dropkick. 2 count for Ziggler. Ziggler with more kicks and punches. Ryback fights out and drops Ziggler with a shoulder. Ryback catches Ziggler in mid-air and slams him. Ryback takes the fight to the corner now.
Ziggler tries to fight back but Ryback catches him again, slams him in the corner and then on the mat. Ziggler rolls to the floor as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Ryback has Ziggler in a long standing suplex. Ryback finally slams Ziggler after about a minute of holding him up. Ziggler rolls back to the floor. Ryback goes after him and brings it back in the ring. Ziggler charges with a kick but Ryback throws him back. Big E Langston runs over Ryback on the floor. Langston leans against the fan barrier and shows off some. Ziggler brings Ryback in the ring and covers for a 1 count. Ziggler with a dropkick to the back of the head for another pin attempt. Ziggler counters and nails a big DDT. More back and forth. Ziggler applies the sleeper hold. Ryback breaks it with a jawbreaker. Ryback comes back and slams Ziggler on his face. Another big slam. AJ distracts the referee. Here comes Big E but Ryback knocks him off the apron. Ryback with two more big slams on an attacking Ziggler. Ryback hits Shellshocked for the win.
- We get the trailer for WWE Studios' The Call.
- We go to the ring and out comes CM Punk by himself. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and CM Punk is in the ring. He says people will witness history tonight. Punk says tonight is not about John Cena or The Rock. Punk says tonight isn't even about WrestleMania. Tonight isn't even about the people. It's not about the WWE Title either. Tonight is about the future, CM Punk. Punk goes no bragging and says he has earned the right to go to WrestleMania. Punk says he is an icon among superstars. Punk says he is immortal, the greatest of all time. A legend, an icon, the best, the greatest. Punk says he is God and drops the mic. The crowd boos him. Punk yells that he's God one more time and exits the ring as his music hits.
- We get the announcement and video for Donald Trump's 2013 Hall of Fame induction.
- Mark Henry and The Great Khali are shown walking to the ring. Back to commercial.
Mark Henry vs. The Great Khali
Back from the break and both men are in the ring. They start going at it. Henry runs into a big boot. Khali unloads with chops in the corner. Khali with more chops to the chest. Khali drops Henry with a big overhead chop. Henry rolls to the floor and Khali follows. Henry makes a comeback and rolls Khali back in the ring. Henry with a splash in the corner. Henry nails the World's Strongest Slam for the win.
Winner: Mark Henry
- We see a clip of The Miz in The Marine 3.
- Out comes The Miz for another episode of MizTV as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and we get a vignette for Fandango. Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter are waiting in the ring with The Miz as World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio comes out with Ricardo Rodriguez. Del Rio looks upset. Miz says we're cutting right to the chase tonight. He introduces everyone. Pops for Ricardo and Del Rio. Miz says Swagger and Zeb have been engulfed in controversy this past week. Zeb says he was looking forward to talking to Glenn Beck but he chickened out. Zeb addresses Del Rio. Zeb says we have a problem in this country - 11 million undocumented workers. Zeb calls them illegals. Zeb brings up amnesty for those 11 million illegals and says real Americans already have a tough time finding work. Zeb says those people sneak across our border to take our jobs and medical services. Zeb says Del Rio's people drain us. Miz wants to hear what Del Rio has to say. Miz asks Del Rio how hard it is to get citizenship in Mexico. Zeb says it takes 10 years to be a citizen of Mexico because of corruption. Zeb brings up the fact that foreigners can't own property in Mexico. Zeb asks what is wrong with Del Rio and his people. Del Rio says not to disrespect his people. Zeb tells Del Rio to listen when he talks.
Zeb says this isn't personal. He says Del Rio encourages his people to sneak across our border in pursuit of the dream. Zeb says the ones that fail conveniently forget to leave our country. Zeb says he won't stand around and let it happen. Zeb says those people are criminals. Del Rio and Zeb argue. Del Rio says his time to talk is over and he needs to shut up. Del Rio says America is the greatest country on Earth because it belongs to everyone. Del Rio says he is just like everyone else. Del Rio says Zeb and Swagger can't come and hide behind the constitution. Del Rio says he doesn't like bullies. He says if they have a problem with him and have the balls to do it, then make them leave now. Del Rio drops the mic and takes off his coat. Swagger takes the mic and says we will see Del Rio at WrestleMania. Swagger yells "we the people" and slams the mic down. Swagger and Zeb leave the ring as Del Rio looks on.
- Still to come, CM Punk vs. John Cena. We see Randy Orton walking to the ring. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see that during the commercial, Zeb colter accused The Miz of conducting a bias interview. Miz was laid out by Jack Swagger.
Randy Orton vs. Antonio Cesaro
WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro is waiting in the ring as Randy Orton comes out. Back and forth to start the match. Orton with a nice throw and a 2 count. More back and forth. The end comes when Cesaro comes off the top and catches a RKO for the win.
Winner: Randy Orton
- Daniel Bryan and Kane are backstage talking about their match with Titus O'Neil and Darren Young tonight. Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox come up and already have tension. Bryan will be blindfolded while Kane will have one hand behind his back.
- Back from commercial and Sheamus is out wearing a suit. He talks about the Oscars and has a bone to pick with Hollywood. He shows footage of Dead Man Down. Sheamus shows another clip that has Barrett in the background. Sheamus mocks Barrett's small role in the movie. Out comes the WWE Intercontinental Champion with a mic. Barrett makes his way to the ring and they have words. Sheamus ducks a clothesline and Barrett avoids a Brogue Kick.
- Still to come, Punk vs. Cena. Also, The Shield will deliver a message. Back to commercial.
Cody Rhodes vs. R-Truth
Cody Rhodes is in the ring and Damien Sandow is on commentary as R-Truth makes his way out for the next match. We see footage from last week where R-Truth returned and saved Kofi Kingston from Sandow. Truth with some dancing and offense early on. Cody turns it around in the corner and drops Truth. Cody wails away and slams Truth on his face.
Cody with a submission now. Truth ends up getting the win and the best of Sandow also.
- We get another "We The People" video from Swagger and Colter. The Miz vs. Swagger is announced for tonight. Back to commercial.
Kane and Daniel Bryan vs. Darren Young and Titus O'Neil
Back from the break and here we go. Bryan is blindfolded and Kane has one hand behind his back. Young works fine in the match so apparently he's not injured. Bryan finally gets a tag to Kane and he unloads with one arm. Kane works over Young with one arm and goes for a chokeslam. Kane kicks off Titus and fights off Young. Kane chokeslams Young for the non-title win.
Winners: Kane and Daniel Bryan
- Still to come, a message from The Shield. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see what happened with Triple H and Brock Lesnar earlier.
- Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns make their way through the crowd and down to the ring.
Ambrose says things have to get worse before they get better. He says there will be no peace in WWE. He says The Shield makes a lot of people in the back nervous. Ambrose says nothing will stop them from doing the job they came to do. Reigns speaks next and says they will win every single team. Rollins talks about how they've dropped Chris Jericho, John Cena, Ryback, Sheamus. He asks if anyone else wants to step up and out comes Sheamus. Sheamus tells them to come fight him on the stage. Reigns and Ambrose start up the ramp. Randy Orton comes in the ring and drops Rollins with a RKO. Orton leaves back through the crowd. Ambrose and Reigns run back to the ring as Sheamus looks on. Orton watches The Shield from the crowd while fans chant his name.
- Still to come, Cena vs. Punk in the main event. Swagger vs. Miz is after the next commercial.
The Miz vs. Jack Swagger
Back from the break and Jack Swagger is out with Zeb Colter. Out next comes The Miz. Miz with offense early on. Swagger gets dumped over the top and out to the floor. Swagger tries to come in but Miz kicks him back to the floor. Miz comes off the apron but Swagger slams him hard on the floor. We see Del Rio and Ricardo watching backstage. Swagger brings it back in the ring and works Miz over.
Swagger keeps control and works on the leg of The Miz. Swagger hits the Swagger Bomb for another 2 count. Miz makes a comeback and hits the neckbreaker. Swagger catches Miz and dumps him on his head for another pin attempt. Miz makes another comeback and hits the clothesline in the corner. Miz goes to the top with an ax handle shot for a 2 count. Miz goes for a kick to the face but Swagger catches him. Miz counters and rolls Swagger up for 2. Swagger blocks the DDT and shoves Miz back, getting his leg tangled up in the ropes. Swagger goes after the leg and takes Miz back down. Swagger applies the Patriot Act for the win.
Winner: Jack Swagger
- Cole and Lawler are snacking on some food from Sonic at ringside.
- We see footage of The Rock unveiling the new WWE Title last week and then CM Punk attacking John Cena with the old title.
- We get a Tout video from Triple H and see what happened earlier with Brock Lesnar. We see some fan Tout videos also discussing the brawl.
- Josh Mathews is backstage with John Cena. Cena cuts a promo on his match with C M Punk tonight. He says you either step up or step aside tonight. Cena says he asked for this match to prove that John Cena is back. Cena says he hopes his critics are hungry. He doesn't care what The Rock is cookin' but he's serving humble pie. Cena says our time is now.
- Cole leads us into a preview for Chris Jericho's Robot Combat League on SyFy. We get a preview.
- Back from the break and we see a clip of The Undertaker's entrance from Saturday night's live event in Waco. Lawler talks about the speculation that comes this time of the year about Taker returning for WrestleMania.
#1 Contender's Match: CM Punk vs. John Cena
We go to the ring and out first comes CM Punk. The winner of this one will face WWE Champion The Rock at WrestleMania 29. Out next comes John Cena.
They do formal ring introductions before the bell. They lock up and the crowd is all into it. They trade holds with back and forth to start the match. They lock up and Cena takes Punk down with a headlock. More back and forth. Cena sends Punk to the floor with a hip toss. Punk looks on from the floor as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Cena unloads on Punk. Cena with a fisherman's suplex. Punk side steps and drops Cena for a 2 count. Punk mounts Cena with elbows. Neckbreaker and another 2 count by Punk. Punk with a head-scissors now. Cena powers to this feet with Punk's legs around him. Down goes Punk. Punk runs into a boot and catches a running bulldog. Cena with a 2 count. Cena grounds Punk to the mat with a facelock. Cena with a headlock takedown now. They run the ropes and Punk nails a heel kick for 2. Punk with a headlock now.
Cena fights up and out of the hold. Punk kicks him in the chest but gets taken down by a flying shoulder. Punk ducks the next and Punk ends up out on the floor. Punk with a suicide dive, taking out Cena on the floor. We go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Punk is in control after blocking an Attitude Adjustment during the commercial. Cena comes back with the flying shoulders. Punk counters and locks in the Anaconda Vice. Cena turns it into a 2 count. Punk with a swinging neckbreaker for 2. Punk calls for GTS but Cena goes for the STF. Punk scrambles to the ropes and knocks Cena back. Punk springboards in with a clothesline for 2. Punk springboards in again but Cena catches him in the STF. Punk fights out and counters with an Anaconda Vice. Cena breaks it and applies the STF again.
Punk turns that into a 2 count and finally they're separated for a minute. They get up and trade lots of big shots in the middle of the ring. Cena ducks a kick and slams Punk. Cena calls for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but Punk kicks him in the face. Punk goes for GTS but Cena slides out. Punk counters that with another pin attempt. Punk nails a big knee to the face in the corner. Cena blocks the bulldog and slams Punk on his head. Cena nails the Five Knuckle Shuffle and goes for the AA. Punk slides out. Cena blocks GTS and nails a powerbomb for a close 2 count.
Cena climbs to the top but can barely make it. Punk cuts him off and nails a chop and right hand. Punk climbs up for a superplex. Cena counters and hits headbutts, sending Punk back to the ring. Cena climbs up and hits the big leg drop for a 2 count. Punk with a big kick to the head. Punk with another high knee in the corner. Cena grabs him and nails the AA out of nowhere for a 2 count. Cena ends up on the floor and the referee counts. Cena makes it in at the 9 count. Punk goes for GTS again and nails it but Cena kicks out at 2. Punk goes for another GTS but Cena catches his leg and applies the STF. Punk makes it to the ropes to break the hold. Punk goes for the knee and hits a solid piledriver. Cena still kicks out at 2. Punk covers again for 2. And again.
Punk goes to the top but misses the big elbow drop as Cena rolls out of the way. Cena botches a hurricanrana and nails the Attitude Adjustment for the win and the WWE Title shot at WrestleMania 29.
Winner and New #1 Contender: John Cena
- After the match, Cena celebrates as we go to replays. We get a graphic for Cena vs. Rock II at WrestleMania 29. Cena heads up the ramp and poses as RAW goes off the air.
Kim Interview: Talks Knockouts Division, Being The First Champion And
TNA Knockout Gail Kim wrecently spoke to
Big WrestleShark Show on the initial success of the TNA Knockouts
Division, Awesome Kong, The current state of the division and much more. Below
are some quick highlights.
Being the first ever
Knockouts Champion and what it means to her:
"Oh my gosh. Every
time people ask me what is the favorite moment of your career, for most people
it's really hard, but for me it's easy. Being the first Knockout champion.
Because we fought for that division, I mean when I first came in I had to wait
about a year and a half before we started wrestling. When they told us they were
bringing in a womens championship, we literally screamed out loud in the arena.
You just never know what's going to happen. At that time we had about five
girls, and they weren't all wrestlers. Then all of a sudden they bring in about
ten girls and you never know what's going to happen when you bring in ten
people. They all got hired and it was pretty much an overnight
If they can replicate the initial
success of the division:
""Definitely. It was
magical. I always account Scott D'Amore, who was the female agent at the time
for a lot of that magic. Then you had me and Awesome Kong: that was the best
programme of my life, the feud of my career. Even to this day, I say those were
the best those were the best years."
batch of Knockouts:
"Well there's not
many of us left to be honest. I heard someone say there are 10, but I'm not sure
there's even that many. The recent ones who have just departed like Rosita,
Sarita… you know there's still Velvet and Tara, but they're all so talented. And
they really highlight us, when you see us you always know it's gonna be a great
If she would like to see some old faces
everyone always says 'oh I would love to see Awesome Kong come back' and I'm
just like 'aww man, I dunno if my body could take that [laughs]'. But you know
there are so many talented girls out there… I would loved to have wrestled
Sarita as we're both very Mexican influenced, but maybe
How 'the competition' does
"In terms of the
womens wrestling, you can clearly see we are given more time, the girls athletic
ability is highlighted more over here. That's what I've always loved, being in
the ring and wrestling. So for me, personally, I prefer it here. I've
experienced both companies, twice, and I definitely prefer my time
"In terms of the
company as a whole, WWE has been around forever and Vince knows what he's doing.
Here, we're a family and we're just striving to get to that point. We have a
very talented group of athletes and a great office who are very encouraging and
supportive. I think eventually we will get to that point we want to get
- WWE re-posted the Tout footage of The Undertaker's entrance on Saturday night
with the title, "Is this the Undertaker?"
They also questioned his
appearance in the video description: "Did the Deadman make an appearance at a
WWE live event in Waco, Texas this weekend?"
- Regarding Taker's return
on Saturday night, one fan in attendance noted that he looked great, despite
being out of action for a year and the numerous reports about his health. After
the match, fans were chanting "this is awesome" and "you still got it" to The
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