ANOTHER Former Knockout Turns Down TNA For One Night Only PPV?
Following in the footsteps of Awesome Kong, it is quite possible that former TNA
Knockout Roxxi has turned down an offer from TNA also. Roxxi was last seen on
TNA back in February of 2011, where she was deafted by Madison Rayne in a squash
match. If Roxxi did indeed turn down TNA, which is very likely, she is the
fourth former Knockout to decline an offer.
It is worth noting that back
in June of 2010, there was some controversy over Roxxi's release from the
organization. You can read her blog about that incident here.
Bobby Roode is in San Antonio, TX. He and TNA have worked out the contract
issues and he will be working tonight's PPV. We have been told his contract
expiring was Bruce Prichard's fault, but the situation has been
In other news, former TNA Knockout Awesome Kong has declinced to
appear at the Knockout One Night Only PPV. This
is no surprise, as she said last year that she wouldn't be returning to TNA.
Other Knockouts that were contacted but declinced include Angelina Love and
According to Jason Powell of ProWrestling.Net , Bobby Roode's TNA contract
"recently expired." This would explain the Tag Team Champion's absence from the
two most recent "iMPACT" episodes.
Powell claims there is "talk in the
locker room [that] talent relations head Bruce Prichard mistakenly allowed
Roode's contract to expire." Further, Powell cites a source as saying that Roode
himself was left to bring his contract expiration to the attention of TNA.
his tag team partner Austin Aries are scheduled for a title defense tomorrow
night at the "Lockdown" pay-per-view event. According to Jason Powell's report,
Roode's status for the event is in
TNA Knockout Turns Down One Night Only Pay Per View Appearance
Hot on the heels of Angelina
Love turning down an offer to appear at TNA's upcoming Knockouts-only pay per
view event; Traci Brooks has revealed via her
twitter account that she too turned down an opportunity to appear at TNA's
upcoming One Night Only Knockouts pay per view event.
sorry Linda I won't be there I had to decline, this time!"
E. vs. Rob Terry Joey Ryan vs. Joseph Park TNA Tag Team
Title Match Hernandez & Chavo Guerrero vs. Daniels &
Kazarian vs. Bobby Roode & Austin Aries TNA Knockouts
Title Match Gail Kim vs. Velvet Sky TNA X
Division Title Match Christian York vs. Zema Ion vs. Kenny
King Steel Cage Match Wes Brisco vs. Kurt
Angle Lethal Lockdown Sting, James Storm,
Magnus, Eric Young and Samoa Joe vs. Devon, Doc, Mr. Anderson, Mike Knox and
Garett Bischoff Steel Cage Match for the World
Title Bully Ray vs. Jeff Hardy
Diamond Dallas Page is
asking for support from fans as they try to turn Scott Hall's life around. Hall,
who has been clean and sober for over 40 days, noted in the video above that he
feels "peaceful" for the first time in a long time. In just a little under two
weeks, Hall has already lost 10 pounds.
Page mentioned to Raj Giri of
WrestlingInc that they have been meeting with doctors about performing hip
replacement surgery on Hall. Page noted that it's "really f--king expensive,"
and they are looking to help raise $80,000 to cover the surgery, as well as
physical therapy, dental work and other medical expenses.
that it's a lofty goal, but they hope to do what they can. You can help support
Hall and donate by clicking
here, and share the link share with your friends via e-mail, Facebook,
Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, etc. Fans that donate $3,500 will be flown in to the
"Accountability Crib" and will be able to meet Scott and either DDP or Jake "The
Snake" Roberts and stay the night in the house. Only ten of these packages will
be given out. Fans that donate $30 will receive a call from Hall.
- After the recent troubles with his knee that we've been covering this week,
Rey Mysterio's future is in question. When he mentioned to one company official
that he tore his good knee up about a week ago, it was brought up that he should
consider retiring. While Rey avoided surgery this time, he is one major injury
away from having to need a complete knee replacement. Rey currently has about
one year left on his contract.
- It would appear that the wrestler known as El Generico will be
going forward without his popular character in WWE as he competed sans mask at
tonight's NXT event. In his debut match last month for the organization, he
sported the mask and attire.
The renowned grappler
competed under his real name, Rami Sebai.
In the final part of a 2 part conversation this week on MLW Radio,
available right now at MLW.com, WWE superstar
Chris Jericho joined Konnan to discuss to discuss a variety of topics, including
why he's never worked for TNA. Konnan brought up negotiations Jericho had with
TNA in the past and Jericho had this to say when asked why he ultimately never
signed with TNA:
"The main reason is that I always wanted to work for
Vince McMahon ever since I was a kid. I've never worked for anybody else since I
stepped through the doors in August of 1999 and I never will work for anyone
else. I don't want to go to Japan. I don't want to go to Mexico for shots. I
don't want to go work in TNA. I'm a WWE guy. That's the way it's always going to
"I'm sure TNA is a great company to work for. I'm sure you can do
really well there or make some great money or whatever. It doesn't matter to me.
I work for the big leagues. There's no reason for me to go anywhere else."
Jericho also discussed changes in how concussions are treated in the
industry and how it's shaped his views on Chris Benoit.
"I was like
everybody else. Shocked. A sense of 'what the [expletive]' happened. Denial.
Betrayal. How can he do this?
"I look back at it now, and I was really
close with him, but he got considerably stranger and stranger the last six
months of his life. I was like, what's with this guy? What's wrong with him? And
now I know the reason why. It's because his brain got worse and worse."
MLW Radio is available for free at MLW.com and on iTunes (search: MLW Radio), along
with episodes featuring MVP, The Ultimate Warrior, Teddy Hart, Billy Corgan and
Sean "X-Pac" Waltman has announced on Thursday that he is
officially under WWE contract again, writing on Twitter, "Im proud to be able to
announce that I just received the executed copy of my WWE Legends Contract
moments ago. I'm humbled by this honor."
Former Warner Bros. Executive Eric Pankowsi is no longer WWE’s
head of creative and development, according to former WWE writer Court Bauer on
Pankowsi was hired in January 2012 to head up WWE’s television
creative development, including reality and kids programming. Duties included
managing the creative team as well well as overseeing the sale of programming to
networks, studios and other distributors.
Rey Mysterio's knee is reportedly in bad shape but Dr. James Andrews has told
him he can continue to wrestle, without having surgery, but will have to wear
the new brace that we noted earlier in the week. Rey originally told WWE
officials that he tore his knee up and was advised by a doctor that he would
need surgery. Triple H advised Rey to visit Andrews and that's where he was told
he would not need surgery.
- It was reported in January that WWE's creative team had plans for Randy Orton
to turn heel following numerous requests on the part of The Viper. F4WOnline.com
reports Wednesday that plans for Orton to become a villain again are still in
place and it is expected to take place soon after WrestleMania.
Push For Paul Bearer To Be Inducted Into WWE HOF Posted by Steve Carrier on 03/06/2013 at 10:56 PM
After news broke Tuesday evening that Bill Moody, famously known as Paul Bearer, had passed away, there was a push among some WWE circles to posthumously induct the legendary manager into the WWE Hall of Fame this year.
Bearer addressed the topic to Chris Yandek of www.cyinterview.com in an interview in January, stating, "I know that I will [be in the WWE Hall of Fame]. So that’s all I need to know. Whether it’s next year or whether it’s five years from now, I know the time’s coming. … I’ve been very, very blessed in professional wrestling because I’m just a Alabama kid, from the Alabama Gulf Coast that grew up watching local territory days wrestling. … I have been all around the world. I performed in all 50 states, 28 countries and I got a paycheck every week.”
It’s the final TNA Impact from Orlando and the final Impact leading into Lockdown 2013. This week’s episode began with a video package documenting recent storyline events building to Lockdown on Sunday.
Backstage in the Impact Zone, TNA started with the roving cameraman catching up to Kurt Angle to ask who he saw under the Aces & Eights mask last week. Angle answered by saying he’s so upset, he kept it to himself for an entire week, and it has rippling effects throughout the company. Angle said he’s going to reveal who he saw later tonight. Angle then kept on walking down the hallway.
Impact Zone: Austin Aries was introduced to the ring dressed to wrestle as Mike Tenay and Todd Keneley introduced the show. Tenay said they are expecting the biggest domestic crowd at Lockdown on Sunday and Aries will be outnumbered in his Tag Title defense with Bobby Roode on Sunday.
In the ring, Aries said he can’t get hold of his tag partner, Bobby Roode, but said that’s okay because he still got the job done against Hernandez last week on Impact. Aries then turned his attention to Jeff Hardy and Bully Ray ahead of their TNA Title clash on Sunday. Aries said he took time out of his busy schedule to give them advice last week, but they rejected him. He then called out the World champ, Jeff Hardy, for a match tonight. Aries said if Hardy is half the champion he says he is, then he’ll meet him in the ring and prove it. Taz chimed in on commentary that it’s a pretty big deal.
Jeff Hardy’s music played in response to Aries, but there was no sign of Hardy. After TNA cut back to the ring to show Aries, Jeff Hardy slowly emerged on-stage holding both the TNA Title belt and his personalized title belt. Hardy saluted the crowd and slowly, slowly took a victory lap. Aries then impatiently jumped Hardy from the ring apron. The lights came up and Aries continued to beat down Hardy ringside before rolling him back into the ring. This being TNA, despite the unfair advantage and Hardy never officially accepting the challenge, the ref called for a bell.
1 — TNA World Hvt. champion JEFF HARDY vs. AUSTIN ARIES — non-title match
Aries continued to beat down Hardy as Tenay noted they are giving away the Bound for Glory PPV main event right now. Aries then dumped Hardy over the top rope to the floor and Hardy sold an injury to his mid-section. Hardy crawled around the ringside area, Aries mocked Hardy’s dance, and Impact cut to break at 2:45.
[Q2] Impact returned from break at 6:55 with Aries still in control of the match, which was now back in the ring. Aries continued to maintain control, but he was unable to finish the match with a pinfall. Meanwhile, TNA flashed a tweet from TNA president Dixie Carter announcing new Impact TV dates in Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and Tampa markets.
At 10:00, Hardy finally escaped Aries’s attack before delivering consecutive offense. Hardy then climbed to the second rope and splashed Aries for a two count. Hardy wanted the Twist of Fate, but Aries blocked, only to have Hardy head-scissors him to the outside. Hardy followed with a big splash on the floor.
Back in the ring, Hardy wanted a top-rope move, but Aries stood up and knocked down Hardy. Aries then tried to suplex Hardy back into the ring, but Hardy blocked and hit a Stunner version of the Twist of Fate. Hardy wanted to end it with Twist of Fate, but Matt Morgan suddenly hit the ring. Morgan eyed Hardy, then smashed him with the Carbon Footprint, ending the match.
Post-match, Morgan dragged Hardy out of the ring and prepared to smash Hardy’s face into the ringpost, but Bully Ray came to ringside wielding a chain, causing Morgan to back down. Morgan then slowly backed up the entrance ramp while telling Ray that this has nothing to do with him. Bully then helped up Hardy before they face each other for the TNA Title on Sunday.
WINNER: No Contest at 12:18. It was pretty apparent there would be a non-finish since TNA did not hype the match in advance to raise expectations, so the biggest question mark was how they would arrive at a non-finish. Morgan inserting himself into the TNA Title picture, along with Austin Aries, sets up post-PPV activity, but TNA has to re-focus on Hardy-Ray later in this show to sell the PPV main event on Sunday.
GM’s Office: Sting gave a pep-talk to Magnus, James Storm, Samoa Joe, and Eric Young. Sting shouted, calmed down, and then vowed to kick things off tonight against anyone from Aces & Eights who gets in his face. No context was provided for the majority of the audience that doesn’t know there’s a Best-of-Three Series tonight.
Last Week: Kurt Angle infiltrated the Aces & Eights Clubhouse, then saw who the VP is under the mask. Then, he was jumped by the other members to close the show.
Backstage: Kurt Angle was shown walking down the hallway. Keneley asked if Angle will reveal the identity of the VP next.
Backstage: The roving cameraman asked Matt Morgan to explain his actions in the opening match. Morgan said he knows what he wants – the TNA World Title – and he made a vow to himself to gut Hulk Hogan’s entire roster until he gets what he deserves.
Video Package: Another look at the Kurt Angle vs. Wes Brisco feud that followed Wes turning heel on Angle to join Aces & Eights. They clash inside the cage on Sunday.
[Q3] Impact Zone: Aces & Eights’s music played to bring out Wes Brisco from the side entrance, pre-empting Angle’s arrival to reveal the identity of the VP character. Taz suggested perhaps Angle took a detour backstage or got cold feet. “Maybe he tripped and hurt his ankle,” Taz muttered. In the ring, Wes looked around the building before saying he has to get something off his chest. Brisco said his dad and uncle were two of the greatest wrestlers and they told Kurt that he’s the best wrestler they have ever seen. “I believed it. I studied it. I wanted to be you,” Wes said. “Until I got the chance to beat you.” Wes spoke over “What?!” chants that Angle’s as worthless as the medal around his neck for a sport the Olympics just kicked out. Wes flailed his arms like a high-schooler doing a presentation after the Olympics line. Wes then vowed to prove that a Brisco is better than an Angle.
Kurt Angle’s music interrupted to bring out Angle on-stage. Angle said he remembers it differently. He said he remembers a snot-nosed little kid wanting to ask questions and calling him every week to get a shot in TNA. Angle said he made a mistake trusting Wes and he will rectify that mistake by beating Wes within an inch of his life. So, before he exposes the VP of Aces & Eights, he’s going to whip Wes’s ass right now.
Angle stormed the ring and blocked Wes, who tried to take down Angle. Angle then beat Wes out of the ring to the outside. TNA agents eventually hit the ringside area to separate the two men, including D-Lo Brown, Al Snow, and Pat Kenney. The fight moved back into the ring, then Angle saw D-Lo standing next to Wes and pointed toward him, which Irish Pat and Snow didn’t seem to understand. Before Angle could do anything, D-Lo punted Angle between the legs before hugging Wes. Taz told them to do the math and figure it out as Brown pointed his gut toward the hard-camera and sneered.
Ringside, D-Lo grabbed the VP mask that Angle brought him to the ring and said that he came out here to reclaim some club property. D-Lo said he’s going to go ahead and spoil Angle’s surprise that he D-Lo Brown is the VP of Aces & Eights. “Recognize that, Angle,” D-Lo shouted toward the ring before Impact cut to break.
Backstage: Back from break, D-Lo Brown was shown talking to Devon as the other thugs laughed it up behind them. Brown shouted at Devon to lead the group out there to get the man-advantage at Lethal Lockdown. Brown then broke the fourth wall addressing the home audience that Aces & Eights stands together. Brown asked Sting if he can trust the guys he’s going to be locked in the cage with on Sunday.
Impact Zone: Devon arrived ringside for the next match before Sting was introduced to face Devon.
2 — TV champion DEVON vs. STING — non-title match — Match #1 in Best-of-Three Series to determine man-advantage at Lethal Lockdown
Sting and Devon battled center-ring before Devon put Sting in the corner. Devon then waited for Sting to come out of the corner before delivering a big clothesline. Devon settled into a chinlock as the announcers plugged Lockdown in San Antonio on Sunday. Devon tried to follow with a top-rope headbutt, but Sting rolled out of the way. Sting then clotheslined Devon over the top rope to the outside.
[Q4] Sting and Devon battled ringside, then a hyper-active “fan” on the front row threw a beer in Sting’s face. The comedy continued with security pretending to yank the over-acting fan away from ringside. Devon then dragged Sting back into the ring and pinned him for the win.
WINNER: Devon at 3:18.
Backstage: Ivelisse Veliz and Lea’d Tapa were shown standing by backstage to learn their Gut Check fate. Tapa appeared to be a full foot taller than Ivelisse based on how they were positioned in the camera shot.
Backstage: A roving cameraman asked Velvet Sky what it feels like to be Knockouts champion again. Wait for the interruption…Gail Kim barged in ten seconds into Sky’s speech to tell her that she will beat her for the KO Title at Lockdown. Gail said she is undefeated at Lockdown, then asked Velvet if she’s listening to her. Velvet slapped her across the face, then asked Gail if she heard that.
Last Week: Bruce Prichard and Al Snow said Taz will not be part of Gut Check anymore. Prichard brought in OVW head trainer Danny Davis as the new third judge. They deliberated Ivellise and Tapa’s work in the try-out match last week before agreeing to decide what they want to do by “next week.”
Backstage: The Gut Check evaluation took place backstage rather than in the ring. The pre-taped video feed cut in and out as Prichard stretched out his introduction. Prichard rubbed his hands together and said this was a very tough decision before telling Tapa that she’s going through and Ivelisse is gone. Ivelisse grimaced, then shook hands with the judges. Prichard told Tapa that she doesn’t have a contract yet.
Impact Zone: KO champion Velvet Sky came out on-stage with Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez for a six-person tag match up next.
[Q5 -- second hour]
3 — CHAVO GUERRERO & HERNANDEZ & KO champion VELVET SKY vs. DANIELS & KAZARIAN & GAIL KIM — six-person mixed tag match — Taryn Terrell referee
Immediately back from break, the bell sounded without the heels being identified. As the action started, Taz heeled on the Gut Check judges from the previous segment. Taz then heeled on the graphics promoting upcoming TV taping dates since no A&E members are included. The heels cheated to take control of the match, then began working on an isolated Chavo.
Chavo finally broke free to bring in Velvet, which meant Gail had to enter the match. More outside interference from the heels led to Sky and Daniels mixing it up in the ring. The match moved to the floor, where Daniels tried to springboard-moonsault Chavo, but Chavo ducked and Daniels crashed into Kaz. Hernandez then flew over the top rope to splash the heels on the outside. Back in the ring, Gail dropped Velvet with Eat Defeat and it was good for the win. Afterward, the announcers wondered if this will be a sign of things to come at the PPV when Sky defends the KO Title against Gail.
WINNERS: Team Gail at 7:20.
Earlier Tonight: Kurt Angle screamed at D-Lo Brown that he’s the VP, then Brown punted Angle between the legs to quiet him. Then, a “fan” dressed like Mr. Anderson threw a beer in Sting’s eyes, allowing Devon to pin Sting.
Backstage: A very angry Sting bashed a chair with his bat before asking Magnus and Samoa Joe if he can trust them. Joe shouted back that they can trust him. Magnus then rekindled their old feud yelling at Joe that he can’t trust him, but they’re at war. Magnus said he will show everyone just who he is tonight.
Tonight: Bully Ray and Jeff Hardy in a Final Face-Off before Lockdown.
Up Next: A.J. Styles update.
Back live, Tenay and Keneley broke down upcoming TNA dates before going to a video update on A.J. Styles.
Video: TNA cameras caught up with A.J. Styles hanging out at a local bar in Gainesville, Georgia. Styles grabbed one of the TNA reps by the throat and shoved him into the passenger door of his vehicle. Styles then grabbed the cameraman and told him to leave.
[Q6] Impact Zone: Aces & Eights’s music played to bring out D.O.C. and Garett Bischoff for tag action. Samoa Joe and Magnus were then introduced as a tag team to challenge Aces & Eights’s reps.
4 — SAMOA JOE & MAGNUS vs. D.O.C. & GARETT BISCHOFF — Match #2 in Best-of-Three Series to determine man-advantage at Lethal Lockdown
As the bell sounded, Tenay recapped the bad blood between Joe and Magnus in 2012. Garett put on his big-boy pants and wanted to start things off against Joe, but he quickly tried to tag in D.O.C. after Joe grabbed a wristlock. Joe then tagged in Magnus and the former tag partners argued before Magnus targeted Bischoff. Bischoff then bailed from the ring, Magnus chased after him, and D.O.C. smashed Magnus from behind.
The match continued back in the ring as Taz referenced Garett’s “old man” and the crowd chanted, “You can’t wrestle,” at Garett. Keneley then read a tweet from Styles from four hours ago that he’s coming to Chicago next week. The match built to Magnus hot-tagging Joe, who then tried to pin D.O.C., but Garett broke up a pin. The action broke down before Joe and Magnus flashed-back to their tag-team finisher combination to pin D.O.C. and even the series at 1-1.
WINNERS: Joe & Magnus at 4:53.
Backstage: Lei’d Tapa was shown walking backstage. It’s a two-part Gut Check evaluation, as Lei’d will face the judges in the ring next.
Backstage: Kenny King, holding the X Division Title, talked about being the star of the X Division. He issued a message to former champ Rob Van Dam that his time is now. King said he’s asking for challengers one or two at a time, and it starts at Lockdown.
Backstage: James Storm, Eric Young, and ODB were standing by. Sting then walked in and Eric Young said he gets it that Sting has to pick between them to face Aces & Eights tonight. EY said he’s the funny guy, but he will prove to Sting why he made the right choice putting him on this team. EY said he ain’t delivering a punchline because he’s all business, then Sting thanked him for the speech. Sting said he has to go with Storm, though. Sting walked off, then EY sold frustration that he isn’t taken seriously.
[Q7] Impact Zone: Jeremy Borash was in the ring with judges Bruce Prichard, Al Snow, and Danny Davis. JB then welcomed out Lei’d Tapa to learn her fate. Out came Tapa as Taz spent a good while saying this isn’t about himself. Once in the ring, Tapa was asked if she gave her best performance last week. Tapa waited out boos before telling the crowd to shut up. Tapa said last week in this ring – pause for loud “No!” chants – she showed everyone in TNA what she is capable of doing. Tapa said she might not have won that match, but she showed everyone that in two years, she did this, so imagine what she’s capable of in two more years.
JB then asked Davis for his vote. Davis said he listened to the crowd, but what they’re missing is what he’s seen from this lady. He said he sees a future in Tapa, so his answer is yes. Prichard spoke next. He said they lost a member of their family a few days ago. Prichard shouted out to Paul Bearer and said he would like to take this time to say he will be missed. He said Bearer would appreciate the business at-hand here. Prichard said Tapa looks like she owns it in the ring, but for the first time, the crowd actually agree with him, so the answer is no.
Tapa was then given the floor to “kick out” by convincing Al Snow that she deserves a spot. Tapa said she knows what she can do in the future to help TNA and dominate the Knockouts division. Snow was then asked to make his decision. Snow briefly shouted out to Paul Bearer before acknowledging Tapa getting a reaction from the crowd, so his answer is yes. Tapa celebrated, then hugged Snow. JB said the contract is hers.
Up Next: James Storm vs. disappearing-act Mr. Anderson in the final match of the Best-of-Three Series.
Backstage: Robbie E. sent a message to Rob Terry that he will never, ever be on The List again after Lockdown on Sunday.
Impact Zone: Todd Keneley set up the main event before the Aces & Eights music played yet again, this time bringing out Mr. Anderson, who was dressed in a vest, white t-shirt, black biker gloves, and designer blue jeans. James Storm, 7-0 on TNA Impact this year, was then introduced to face Anderson.
5 — JAMES STORM vs. MR. ANDERSON — Match #3 in Best-of-Three Series to determine man-advantage at Lethal Lockdown
The bell sounded and the two men circled around the ring before locking up center-ring. Storm angrily tossed Anderson across the ring, then Anderson came back with a right hand strike. The two men then traded blows as Taz argued with Tenay about wins & losses. Taz shouted that he’s out here with Stats Boy and Cliche-Machine, to which Keneley quickly replied, “We’re fully loaded,” which popped Taz.
Suddenly, Aces & Eights members came down to ringside to watch Anderson, who was in trouble. This brought out Joe, Magnus, and EY to stand ringside and scare off Aces & Eights. But, the ringside activity inadvertently distracted Storm, who walked into Mic Check. Anderson covered Storm for the win.
WINNER: Anderson at 3:51 to give A&E the man-advantage at Lockdown.
[Q8] Backstage: Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan were shown walking down the hallway ahead of the final segment. Jeff Hardy was then shown walking down the hallway, too.
Back live nine minutes before the top of the hour, the announcers broke down the Lockdown line-up. No new matches were announced.
Impact Zone: Bully Ray was introduced to the ring, along with Brooke Hogan. Jeff Hardy was then introduced for a second time tonight. Hardy, dressed in street clothes and without face-paint, limped toward the ring selling the effects of the opening match and Matt Morgan’s sneak-attack.
Once everyone was in the ring, Ray hyped their TNA Title match at Lockdown in three days. Ray said in three days, they will do what they do best, which is make pro wrestling history. He said they’ve done it before and they’ll do it again. Ray said he’s never said this before. He said the fact that Hardy holds this title is a pretty big deal, but that Hardy has battled back from so many personal demons is a bigger deal. Ray said he speaks for every fan here and at home and for himself that he is proud of Jeff. Hardy didn’t react, selling that he was waiting to see where Ray is going with this.
Hardy said ever since he’s been champion, Aries, Roode, and Daniels have tried to beat him down, but he’s remained champion. Hardy said he knows Ray will beat him up on Sunday, but will it be enough? Hardy said he’s also proud of Ray. Ray replied that he expected greatness from himself, but he’s never been able to say he’s proud of himself. He said he won’t be able to do that until he beats Hardy for the title. Ray said he isn’t going over the top of the cage or through the front-door, but beating Hardy with his best move. Ray vowed to announce himself TNA World Hvt. champion on Sunday.
Suddenly, Hulk Hogan’s music played. Taz said he’s about to puke out here with all of the butt-kissing. He asked if Hogan is going to join the butt-kissing as Hogan limped out on-stage on crutches. Hogan took the mic and said this is as big as it gets. He said there is a locker room full of guys who want to be where Hardy and Ray, but these two are the best of the best. Hogan said at the end of this day, this “small company became a big, little company.”
Hogan noted they are looking for a leader to lead TNA into the future. He said he will be at Lockdown to find out who the *next* TNA champion is at Lockdown. So, he’s booking a title loss for Hardy. Hogan said Ray is like family to him and it will be “may the best man win” on Sunday. Back in the ring, Ray and Hardy shook hands.
Suddenly, Aces & Eights appeared ringside. Bully freaked out before helping Brooke out of the ring as D-Lo crawled into the ring with the rest of Aces & Eights. Team TNA then hit the ring to join the brawl as Impact signed off.
Mourns The Passing Of Bill "Paul Bearer" Moody
joins the entire wresting world in mourning the passing of Bill Moody - better
known as Paul Bearer in WWE as the manager of The Undertaker, and Percy Pringle
during his time with TNA. Throughout his career, Moody was one of the most
respected veterans in professional wrestling. He will be missed by millions of
fans around the world, as well as his friends that worked with him in both WWE
- PWInsider reports that William Moody (Paul Bearer) had openly
told several people that he hadn't been feeling well for some time now. He
recently pulled himself off of some of his regular bookings next month, citing
not feeling well.
Bearer's last tweets were on March 2nd. He reportedly
passed away around 5pm PST this evening. He would have been 59 next month.
WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of
William Moody, aka Paul Bearer. Moody made his WWE debut in 1991 as the manager
of The Undertaker and went on to become a memorable part of WWE over the course
of the next 20 years.
Our deepest condolences go out to Moody’s family,
friends and fans.
- The dark main event after tonight's WWE RAW in Buffalo, New York
saw Ryback, Sheamus and John Cena defeat Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman
Reigns by disqualification.
Before the match and after RAW ended, in a
segment for RAW Active, The Shield entered the arena and laid Big Show out with
a triple powerbomb. This led to the dark main event. The Shield caused the DQ by
using a steel chair. Cena, Ryback and Sheamus then hit their finishers to end
- Tonight's WWE RAW opens up with the old school intro and
graphics. We're live from Buffalo, New York as the gong hits and The
Undertaker's entrance begins.
Taker comes out to the old-school stage on
the set and makes flames rise. There's a WrestleMania 29 logo up on the big
screen after his video plays. Taker makes the flames rise as we cut to an
opening video for tonight's old-school themed RAW. The video is narrated by Mean
- Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler welcome us to RAW as the
old school pyro goes off above the ring. Even Cole and Lawler are all old school
looking at ringside tonight. They talk about The Undertaker and out comes CM
Punk with Paul Heyman to the ring.
Punk says he should be main eventing
WrestleMania 29. Punk says he should be defending the WWE Title but he's not
because of the fans. Punk says the fans screwed him. Punk says what the world
just saw gives him a purpose. Punk says he's going to beat The Undertaker at
WrestleMania. Punk says fans like The Streak so much but roll their eyes when he
mentions his lengthy title reign. Punk says he has a new number - 20 and 1. Punk
says he will beat The Streak, deal with it. Randy Orton's music hits and out he
Orton says he's already beat Punk at WrestleMania. Orton says 8
years ago, he came close to beating Taker at WrestleMania but he was a rookie
then. Orton says now he's the most dangerous man in the locker room. Orton asks
the fans who should face Taker at WrestleMania - Orton or Punk. The fans pop for
Orton. Out comes Big Show next. Big Show says he also faced Taker at
WrestleMania but back then he didn't' have the knockout punch he has now. Show
says if you're going to beat The Streak, you need to be more than a Viper and
more than Straight-Edge. You need to be a giant. Big Show says he's going to
knock Taker's streak right into oblivion. Sheamus comes out next to the biggest
Sheamus says he's the only one who has never faced Taker. He
says it's going to take a Brogue Kick to defeat Taker. Sheamus says with the
luck of the Irish on your side, it's possible. Vickie Guerrero comes out next to
boos from the crowd. Vickie says the one to end The Streak will be the greatest
of all-time. Vickie announces a Fatal 4 Way for tonight. The winner will face
The Undertaker at WrestleMania 29.
- Announced for later tonight is a
point-counterpoint segment with The Rock and John Cena. Also, Triple H will
address Brock Lesnar. We see Ryback heading to the ring before going to
Ryback vs. Antonio Cesaro
the break and WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro is in the ring. Out next
Cesaro strikes first with kicks and punches. Ryback knocks
him down with a shoulder. Ryback with chops in the corner now. Ryback takes
Cesaro up and catches him in a big powerslam. Cesaro rolls to the floor to
regroup. Ryback suplexes Cesaro back into the ring and holds him high in the air
before dropping him. Ryback with a 2 count. Cesaro unloads in the corner again.
Ryback dumps him to the apron but Cesaro drops Ryback over the top rope. Cesaro
goes to the top but Ryback presses him high in the air and slams him on his
face. Ryback sends Cesaro over the top rope and back to the floor.
Ryback tangles with Cesaro on the apron and gets knocked off. He
stumbles back in the ring and Cesaro covers for a 2 count. Cesaro mounts Ryback
and unloads again. Ryback is dazed and confused as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Cesaro hits Ryback with knees. Ryback stands up
to him and Cesaro smacks him. Ryback knocks Cesaro down and starts making a
comeback. Ryback with a big back body drop and a spinebuster. Ryback goes for
the Meathook Clothesline but runs into an uppercut. Cesaro goes for the
Neutralizer but Ryback catches him with Shellshocked for the win.
- After the match, Ryback is
heading to the back when Mark Henry's music hits. Henry comes out to the
entrance way and stares down Ryback. Henry keeps heading to the ring but keeps
his eyes on Ryback.
Mark Henry vs. Zack Ryder
Henry hits the ring and out next comes his opponent Zack Ryder. Ryder
looks ready to fight and comes in with a mean look on his face. Henry grabs him
and throws him into the corner. Ryder comes out fighting but Henry shoves him
back. Henry runs into knees and fights back some more. Henry whips him into the
corner and nails a big clothesline. Henry yells for Ryder to get up. Henry nails
the World's Strongest Slam for the quick win.
- We get hype for tonight's main event. Dolph Ziggler, AJ
Lee and Big E Langston are shown walking backstage.
- Another vignette
for Fandango before we go back to commercial. This one says he will be debuting
tonight on RAW.
Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz
from the break and Ziggler is out in the ring with The Miz. Miz has some trouble
with the microphone but they get it going. Miz introduces someone to us who
represents old-school. Miz calls him his friend and mentor. Out comes Ric Flair
to a big pop from the crowd.
Miz and Ziggler lock up and break. They
lock up again and Ziggler takes control. Ziggler has words with Flair at
ringside. Ziggler beats up on Miz in front of Flair. Miz fights back but Ziggler
cuts him off. Ziggler with chops in the corner. Miz drops him with a right hand.
Miz makes a comeback and kicks Ziggler out of the ring. Flair dances at
ringside. Flair gets up on the apron and Miz tries to do the Flair strut as we
go to commercial.
Back from the break and Ziggler is in control. Ziggler
hits a neckbreaker and covers for a 2 count. Miz fights back and knocks Ziggler
into the corner with right hands. Ziggler dumps Miz to the apron but Miz slides
under the ropes and rolls him up for a close 2 count. Miz counters and hits the
backbreaker neckbreaker combo for 2. Ziggler rolls Miz up out of nowhere for 2.
Miz comes back and takes Ziggler's knee out. Ziggler nails the big jumping DDT
for another 2 count.
Ziggler goes for a sleeper but Miz fights him
off. Ziggler tries some more and gets it locked. Miz drops Ziggler on his face
and hits the running clothesline in the corner. Miz goes to the top and comes
off with a big ax handle shot. AJ gets on the apron and distracts the referee
while Big E lays out Miz. Flair comes over and throws his coat at Big E's face.
Flair hits Big E with a bunch of chops but it doesn't phase him. Miz kicks a
distracted Big E in the face. Ziggler gets a surprise 2 count on Miz. Miz locks
in the Figure Four and Ziggler taps.
Winner: The Miz
- After the match, Flair gets in the ring with Miz to celebrate. They
elbow drop an invisible jacket before we get replays.
- Still to come,
tonight's Fatal 4 Way main event. Up next is the point-counterpoint with The
Rock and John Cena. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and out
comes WWE Champion The Rock. Rock takes the mic and says he needs us to
understand something. Rock says he just came in from Panama, where it's 95
degrees every single day. Rock says he was excited about coming to RAW and tells
about when he told a woman at the airport he didn't need a jacket for cold
Buffalo, because of electricity running through him. Rock says he stepped out of
the plane onto Buffalo and it was so cold he had ice sickles forming on The
People's Nipples. Rock says the cold air on his face meant one thing, after 10
long years... Finally, The Rock has come back to Buffalo.
music hits and out he comes. Cena says he's been waiting on this moment for a
year and Rock doesn't even know why. He can't know why because he's Dwayne "The
Rock" Johnson. The man who conquered WWE during the Attitude Era, conquered
Hollywood and came back to conquer WWE again. Cena says Rock doesn't fail at
anything in life so he doesn't know what it feels like. Cena said he needed to
win that match last year but he failed. Cena says that makes him feel worthless.
A loud "Cena sucks" chant breaks out. Cena says it makes you feel weak and like
you want to crawl in a hole and go away. Cena says that moment he lost to The
Rock sent his life into a tailspin. Professionally and personally, Cena says.
Cena says Rock was responsible for his collapse but will be responsible
for his turnaround. Cena points out Rock won the WWE Title on the same night he
won the Rumble. Cena says he has a chance to re-write history. Cena gives Rock a
34-day heads up and says he is not throwing this chance away. Rock takes a
second but says that fire and that desire... he's happy to see that out of Cena.
Rock says that's the man who said he would beat CM Punk last week and he did.
Rock says there was only one man he wanted to face at WrestleMania - Cena. Rock
says he knows what the title and the match means to Cena. Rock says nobody in
WWE has the passion and the drive, the will to win, that Cena has... except...
The Rock. Rock says as much as it matters to Cena, it matters more to him. Cena
quotes Mike Tyson and says in order to be the best that ever lived, you have to
beat everyone living. Cena says he has jumped over every roadblock in his career
except The Rock. Cena says The Rock's time is up at WrestleMania and his time is
now. Rock says that's not right. Rock says his time is just getting started.
Rock quotes a famous athlete and says winning is about heart, you just have to
have it in the right place. Rock says that famous athlete was Lance Armstrong,
he was full of crap and so is Cena. The crowd chants for Rock. Cena talks about
Rock's confidence. Cena says history won't repeat itself in 34 days, he will
make history. Cena says he will become the WWE Champion in 34 days and is met
with a mixed reaction. Rock says Cena just crystallized everything that is The
Rock and John Cena. Rock says Cena thinks he can beat Rock but Rock knows he can
beat Cena. That's the difference between them. Rock says he will beat Cena in
front of the world, again, at WrestleMania 29. Rock does a very serious "if you
smell..." and has a staredown with Cena as his music plays. The camera shows the
WrestleMania 29 banner in the background.
- Still to come, tonight's
Fatal 4 Way main event with Punk vs. Orton vs. Sheamus vs. Big Show with the
winner facing The Undertaker at WrestleMania 29. Back to commercial.
We get a look back at earlier when The Undertaker opened RAW by coming out to
the entrance way.
Jack Swagger vs. Hacksaw Jim Duggan
We go to the ring and Jack Swagger is in with Zeb Colter. Out comes his
opponent, WWE Hall of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan. He's accompanied by fellow
Legends Dusty Rhodes and Sgt. Slaughter.
Before the bell hits, Swagger
rolls to the floor and grabs Duggan's 2x4. Dusty and Slaughter tell him to put
it down and get back in the ring. Swagger brings the 2x4 to the apron and then
into the ring. He decks Duggan in the gut and over the back with it. Slaughter
comes in and takes a shot as does Dusty. Swagger hits Slaughter in the back with
it. Swagger points at the WrestleMania sign and puts the Patriot Lock on Duggan.
- Cole leads us to the trailer for The Marine 3.
- Kane and
Daniel Bryan are headed to the ring as we go to commercial.
and Jack Swagger are backstage. Zeb says Swagger took out 3 Legends. Josh
Matthews asks for comment but Swagger gets attacked from behind by Alberto Del
Rio. They brawl and eventually are separated.
Kane and Daniel
Bryan vs. Darren Young and Titus O'Neil
We go to the ring and
"The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase is at ringside with O'Neil and Young. They
asked him to be their manager and he's considering it if they can win. Match
starts off with back and forth. Bryan comes in with Young and hits a bunch of
kicks. Bryan with a dropkick for a 2 count. Titus tags in and runs over Bryan.
Young tags back in for some double teaming on Bryan. We see DiBiase
looking on but he's not in The Primetime Players' corner. Kane finally tags in
and unloads on Young. Kane with a big boot and a low dropkick. Kane with
clotheslines in the corners and a sideslam for 2. Titus breaks it up and throws
Bryan to the apron. Bryan dumps Titus to the floor and takes him down with a
flying knee. Young and Kane go at it now. Kane catches Young with a chokeslam
for the win.
Winners: Kane and Daniel Bryan
After the match, DiBiase takes a $100 bill and puts it in Young's mouth. Bryan
and Kane go to leave but Bryan sneaks back and takes the money.
Honky Tonk Man is shown backstage before we go to commercial.
Tensai and Brodus Clay vs. Heath Slater and Drew
Back from the break and out comes Cameron, Naomi,
Brodus clay and Sweet T. Out next comes The Honky Tonk Man. 3MB are already in
the ring and Heath Slater snatches the mic from Honky before he can speak.
Slater rips Honky and tells him to go back to Las Vegas with the rest of the
Elvis impersonators. The match starts and Drew unloads on Tensai in the corner.
Tensai counters and rolls him up out of nowhere for the quick win.
Winners: Tensai and Brodus Clay
- After the
match, Tensai and Clay dance. Honky stops them and has his music played. They
all dance until Slater comes back to the ring. Slater yells at Honky but takes a
guitar shot to the head. They go back to dancing.
- Up next is Kofi
Kingston vs. Fandango. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we
get some footage from the Dead Man Down premiere.
Kofi Kingston waits in the ring as Fandango's
music hits. A woman comes out dancing around and then out comes Fandango. He
takes the mic and says that was inappropriate. He won't make his debut until
everyone learns to pronounce his name. Justin Roberts tries it again and can't
get it right. Fandango shows him again how it's done. Roberts tries again and
Fandango gets upset. He says tonight was the night that we almost got to see the
debut of Fandango.
- Up next, Triple H will address what happened with
Brock Lesnar last week. Back to commercial.
- Back from commercial and
we get a look at Brock Lesnar attacking Vince McMahon and then the brawl with
Triple H on last week's RAW.
- Triple H makes his way out to the ring to
a nice pop from the crowd. Triple H talks about how Brock Lesnar broke his arm
at SummerSlam. He talks about he got emotional in the ring and choked up,
thinking it was over just days later. Triple H says the second his cast was off,
he was back in the gym and training. Triple H says he was doing his day job as
WWE COO but training every day. He says he's in the best shape he's been in
years and had been waiting... waiting for a reason. Triple H says he found
himself looking at Vince McMahon after he had hip surgery. He says that's when
he found the reason. HHH says if Lesnar thinks they were done after SummerSlam,
he needs to reach and feel the 12 staples in his head to know they were just
Triple H says it doesn't take a rocket scientist to
figure out why he's here just 4 weeks away from the big dance. Triple H calls
Lesnar out and wants to finish what they started at WrestleMania 29. Triple H
says the ass-kicker is back, the King of Kings is back, The Game is back. Triple
H wonders if Lesnar is going to show up and fight or just sit there and bleed.
Triple H tosses the mic and exits the ring as his music plays.
- We get
a backstage video from The Shield. Dean Ambrose talks about everyone going for
The Undertaker and The Streak. Seth Rollins points out they are undefeated too.
Ambrose says the eye of justice is on everybody, even Big Show. Roman Reigns
says Show got one lucky shot in. They tease a run-in during tonight's main
Wade Barrett vs. Alberto Del Rio
to the ring and WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett is in the ring.
Ricardo Rodriguez begins the introduction for World Heavyweight Champion Alberto
Del Rio and out he comes.
Back and forth to start. Del Rio with multiple
shots to the kidney. Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter come out to the entrance way.
Del Rio sends Barrett to the floor and brings him back in. Barrett catches Del
Rio with Winds of Change for a 2 count. Barrett drops elbows for another pin
attempt. Barrett with a headlock now. More offense from Barrett until Del Rio
wraps up his arm on the ropes. Del Rio catches a big boot to the head and falls
back out to the floor.
Barrett with knees and a big kick to the head. He
brings it back in the ring for another 2 count. Barrett goes to the middle rope
but misses an elbow drop. Del Rio with a kick to the face and a pair of
clotheslines. Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Del Rio hits the
superkick for a pin attempt. Del Rio sees Zeb and Swagger now. Del Rio misses a
move and catches a big kick to the face. Barrett gets countered twice. Del Rio
locks in the cross armbreaker for the win.
Winner: Alberto Del
- We get a "Political Correctness" video from Zeb Colter
and Jack Swagger. Zeb says real Americans refuse to use political correct
language. In Jack Swagger's America, there will always be a group of Americans
ready to defend what our forefathers fought for.
The New Age
Outlaws vs. Primo and Epico
We go to the ring and out comes
"Road Dogg" BG James and Billy Gunn. Dogg has the mic and they do a typical NAO
entrance. Gunn does the "two words for ya" and the crowd responds with a big
"suck it." Rosa Mendes is at ringside with Primo and Epico as we get ready. Dogg
starts out with Epico and drops knees for a 2 count. Dogg drops Primo but turns
around to a dropkick from Epico for a 2 count. They cut Dogg down in their
corner and stomp away on him. Primo tags in and they keep the quick tags coming.
Primo with a knee to the forehead and a knee drop before tagging Epico back in
for some double teaming.
More back and forth. they collide in the middle
of the ring and in comes Gunn and Primo. Gunn unloads and takes out Epico. Gunn
drops Primo and covers for 2 but it's broken up. Road Dogg takes Epico to the
floor. Gunn with more offense. He hits the Fame-asser on Primo for the win.
Winners: The New Age Outlaws
- We get a look
back at earlier tonight where The Rock and John Cena met in the ring.
Still to come, tonight's Fatal 4 Way main event. Back to commercial.
We come back to the arena and there's a huge birthday cake with the WWE roster
standing around it. Mean Gene Okerlund comes out and apparently it's Mae Young's
90th birthday. Mean Gene introduces Mae Young and out she comes with the Divas.
Everyone sings Happy Birthday to her but CM Punk's music interrupts. Punk and
Heyman come walking through the celebration and make their way to the ring for
tonight's main event.
Fatal 4 Way for a Shot at The Streak: CM
Punk vs. Sheamus vs. Randy Orton vs. Big Show
Punk hits the
ring and gets hype as we go to commercial.
Back from the commercial and
out comes Big Show. Randy Orton is out next followed by Sheamus. The bell rings
and Punk immediately goes to the floor to watch with Heyman. Sheamus goes out as
does Orton and they surround Punk. He goes in the ring and gets dropped by Show.
Sheamus comes in and Show tosses him out the other side. Orton comes on the
apron and drops Show over top of it. Show sends Orton back to the floor. Show
comes out after him. Show gets shoved into the ring post. Orton comes back in
and Sheamus meets him. They go at it now.
Back and forth now. Orton gets
caught in a backbreaker for a 2 count. Punk comes in and they catch him,
throwing him over the top rope. Show comes in and drops both Orton and Sheamus.
We go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Punk is in control. We
see Sheamus and Show down on the outside of the ring. Orton comes back control
and tosses Punk for a 2 count. Punk dumps Orton to the floor but Sheamus hits a
battering ram and comes in for a 2 count. Sheamus hits a bunch of forearm shots
to the chest of Punk while on the apron. Show comes in and lays Sheamus out for
a close 2 count. Punk breaks the pin and hits Show with knees to the face. Show
drops Punk with a knockout punch out of nowhere. Show fights Sheamus off.
Sheamus with a few shoulder thrusts and a high knee. Sheamus ducks a knockout
punch and takes Show off his feet. Show comes back and drops Sheamus with a
headbutt. Show goes for a second rope splash but misses. Sheamus goes for White
Noise and gets Big Show up for the move. 2 count for Sheamus.
calls for a Brogue Kick but Orton catches him with a powerslam for 2. Show grabs
Orton and Sheamus. He shoves Sheamus off and chokeslams Orton. Show blocks a
Brogue Kick and chokeslams Sheamus for a 2 count. Sheamus ducks a punch and
Brogue Kicks Show out of the ring. Orton nails a RKO on Sheamus. Punk comes in
and hits GTS on Orton for the win. CM Punk is going to WrestleMania 29 to face
Winner: CM Punk
- After the
match, The Undertaker's music hits and out he comes to the entrance way as Punk
looks on from the ring. Undertaker makes the flames rise and stares Punk down.
RAW goes off the air.
- Tonight's old-school WWE RAW takes place from the First Niagara
Center in Buffalo, New York. No matches have been announced for tonight but The
Shield vs. John Cena, Sheamus and Ryback is advertised locally. We do know that
WWE Champion The Rock will be appearing tonight as will Triple H. No appearances
by Chris Jericho or Brock Lesnar this week.
The following Legends are
confirmed for tonight:
* Ric Flair, The New Age Outlaws, Hacksaw Jim
Duggan, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, Dusty Rhodes, Gene Okerlund
In addition, F4Wonline.com reports that Mae Young, Sgt. Slaughter and
The Honky Tonk Man could be appearing.
WWE is focusing on the following
points for tonight:
* What “Old School” surprises await?
happens when Triple H and The Rock return?
* What will Zeb Colter say
* Will The Shield strike back against Randy Orton?
just a month until WrestleMania, where does CM Punk go from here?
Former TNA Knockout Rosita Heading To The WWE?
According to The
Wrestling Observer there is talk that former TNA Knockout Rosita may be
getting a WWE tryout today in Buffalo prior to tonight's WWE RAW event. Rosita
was shelved by TNA for most of 2012 and her contract expired earlier this year.
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