The first live TNA Impact episode permanently on the road opened with a video package documenting events from the Lockdown PPV, specifically Hulk Hogan giving Bully Ray a pep talk before Ray won the TNA Title…but after turning on the Hogans to join Aces & Eights. The video closed with a visual of Ray getting plunked in the head during the PPV-closing littering.
Arena: TNA went live to Chicago for a wide shot of the Sears Centre to make it look like they were in front of a very large, major-league audience. At commentary, Todd Keneley introduced the show before Taz gloated about Ray being new TNA World champion. Keneley plugged reaction from Ray and Brooke Hogan tonight. Mike Tenay the spoke up with a plug for A.J. Styles returning to TNA tonight.
TNA then randomly went to the ring for an unhyped Tag Title match to start the show. Out came Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez as the challengers. Suddenly, Aces & Eights members hit the ring, apparently upset by TNA not promoting this Tag Title match in-advance. A&E put the boots to Guerrero and Hernandez to send a message to the TNA locker room. D-Lo Brown then dumped Hernandez to the floor before D.O.C. and Knox tossed Chavo to the floor.
In the ring, Devon told the crowd to sit down and shut up. Devon said this is the group that he said would take over TNA. He said this group will dominate from now on. So, without further ado, Devon introduced new TNA World champion Bully Ray. The A&E music played to bring out Bully through A&E’s back-entrance. Bully slowly walked out sporting a beanie, flannel shirt, t-shirt underneath the flannel, and jeans. Ray stared down the ringside fans as he slowly walked toward the ring. Ray then embraced Taz before Ray hit the ring.
In the ring, Ray and Devon embraced before D-Lo presented Ray with his own Aces & Eights jacket. Ray then stood tall as the president of the group. Once the music stopped, Ray took the mic and asked the crowd if they know who he is. Ray said he is Bully Ray, the president of Aces & Eights. And, he is the TNA World Hvt. champion.
Ray said he used Sting, screwed Brooke (some cheers in the crowd), and made a fool out of Hulk Hogan. Ray then claimed to have made a fool out of everyone in the audience. He claimed that they pulled the wool over their eyes’s for nine months. Ray said he cannot tell Devon how proud he was of him in that moment at Lockdown when he drilled Jeff Hardy in the back of the head.
Ray said it wasn’t supposed to go down like that. He said that when Wes and Garett came over the cage, he was supposed to escape the cage when they entered. But, Hogan sat him down one hour before the show to give him a pep-talk. Ray said Hogan told him to do something memorable, which is what he did. (So, did Ray radio in a new plan during the match after calling an audible?)
Ray said he did something in one night that the NWO couldn’t accomplish in forever, which drew ooohs and aaahs. Ray said they are the Aces & Eights and when you ride with A&E, you never walk alone. Their music played, then Ray held up the TNA Title belt in the air. Keneley said it’s entitlement.
Backstage, Sting was shown flipping out watching this unfold on the monitor. Sting said Ray’s in the fast-lane, pissing him off. Sting vowed to get his hands on Ray and it starts by talking to Hulk. Sting stormed off, frustrated and angry.
Up Next: Knockouts tag action of Gail Kim & Tara vs. KO champion Velvet Sky & Mickie James.
[Commercial Break] [...Q2]
Back live, Keneley recapped Knockouts Title events at Lockdown on Sunday.
1 — KO champion VELVET SKY & MICKIE JAMES vs. TARA (w/Jessie) & GAIL KIM — Taryn Terrell referee
Prior to the bell, TNA cut to an inset promo from Gail Kim announcing that Knockouts authority figure Brooke Hogan put referee Taryn Terrell on probation for her role in the Knockouts Title match on Sunday. After the babyfaces grabbed an early advantage, TNA cut to a mid-match commercial.
Back from break, the heels were in control as Taryn found herself in a familiar position trying to maintain order while having to deal with Jessie on the outside.
[Q3] The match built to Velvet getting a hot tag from Mickie and cleaning house on Tara and Gail. Ref Taryn and Gail then got into it again, so Taryn slapped Gail across the mouth. After the slap, Sky nailed her finisher for the win.
WINNERS: Sky & at 9:40.
Earlier Tonight: Bully Ray dared Hulk Hogan to come out here and fire the Aces & Eights group.
Somewhere in Catering: Aces & Eights were shown sitting around having some drinks. Ray said he doesn’t think Hogan has the balls to fire them, but in-case he does, he would like to propose a toast to the brotherhood. Ray then joked that he hasn’t heard from his wife in a little while. He then pulled out his phone and mockingly left her a voice-mail. “Tell dad I said hello!” Bully cackled into the phone.
Slammiversary plug: TNA is coming on June 2.
Backstage: A roving cameraman asked Hulk Hogan for his thoughts tonight. Hogan hobbled away on crutches before slamming the door on the cameraman.
In-ring: Robbie E. was introduced to the ring. He’s unfortunately facing Rob Terry in a re-match from Lockdown.
2 — ROBBIE E. vs. ROB TERRY
Terry bounced Robbie around the ring, then finished him off in a little over one minute to little fanfare other than light “Feed Me More” chants. After the bell sounded, dance music played and Terry did some posing and dancing in the ring.
WINNER: Terry at 1:17. During the match, it became clear that a contributor to my 6.5 in-person score for Lockdown instead of a 5.0 like the rest of the PWTorch Staff was not having to listen to the announcers for three hours. Unbearable.
Backstage: Sting apprehensively walked into Hulk Hogan’s office for a chat.
[Q4] [Commercial Break]
A&E Catering Positon: Bully Ray complained about no A&E merchandise available at the TNA stands. Ray then told an A&E member to open up the program and the first person they see will get it. The group got excited about who the program opened to, then said it will be a tough challenge, but they can do it.
Hogan’s Office: Hulk Hogan blamed Sting for everything with Bully Ray. He said now Bully has the World Title and now A&E has the whole company hostage. And, now, his daughter is married to Bully. Sting told Hogan not to fire Aces & Eights, especially not Bully, because they need to handle this together. Hogan said there is no more “we” because this is the end of the movie. Hogan shouted at Sting to get out of his office because he makes him sick. Back on commentary, Taz had a big laugh watching Sting and Hogan break down.
Announcers: Keneley and Tenay switched gears to hearing from A.J. Styles for the first time in a long time. Keneley said Styles has been on an emotional rollercoaster, then TNA rolled footage of Styles blowing off TNA reps when they tried to catch up to him in Georgia.
Up Next: A.J. Styles returns to TNA.
Backstage: TNA tag champs Bobby Roode and Austin Aries walked up to Sting to rub it in about Hogan dressing him down. Aries kept going by noting Sting just wouldn’t listen to reason. He said Sting just ruined everything. Sting said he’s had enough and he just wants to fight tonight. Roode then bailed on Aries and Sting pointed his finger in Aries’s forehead and said he’s fighting him tonight.
In-ring: Two minutes before the top of the hour, A.J. Styles was introduced. No sign of Styles, though. TNA cut to a wide-shot of the arena, but still no sign of Styles. Tenay said he’s supposed to be here tonight.
[Q5 -- second hour] Suddenly, Daniels and Kazarian’s music played to bring out Daniels and Kaz dressed like the Road Warriors since they’re in Chicago. In the ring, Kaz said this isn’t the first time that Styles has disappointed all of his fans. Kaz said this is Throwback Thursday and they’re paying homage to the second-best team in wrestling history. Daniels, playing Hawk, said the Road Warriors of the past were “fake tough guys,” like A.J. Styles. Daniels called themselves the Original Ring Warriors.
James Storm had enough of this and interrupted. Storm hit the ring and said they don’t have to run away from him. Storm then put over the Road Warriors for being bigger, tougher, and “more over” than them. On to the “tough part.” Storm told Daniels and Kaz to decide which one wants to get a beating right now. Storm then decided for them by yanking Daniels into the ring.
3 — JAMES STORM vs. DANIELS (w/Kazarian)
Storm tried to finish it at 3:00 with Eye of the Storm, but Daniels slipped out and hit the STO. Daniels then got too cocky, allowing Storm to pin Daniels with a quick roll-up.
WINNER: Storm at 3:44.
Post-match, Daniels and Kaz beat down Storm as the crowd chanted for A.J. Styles. Styles then appeared on the entrance ramp and walked with purpose to the ring. Styles, with a beard and longer hair and sporting a leather jacket over a black t-shirt while wearing jeans, cleared Kaz and Daniels from the ring. Styles stood still watching Kaz and Daniels with his eyes, then he suddenly clotheslined James Storm. Styles’s hood flipped up as he clotheslined Storm, covering his head to enhance his new persona. Styles then left the ring, selling that he’s brooding like ’96 Sting after feeling like WCW turned their back on him by accusing him of being the Third Man joining WCW.
Backstage: Kurt Angle was shown walking down the hallway, but Wes Brisco set him up for a trap to take a beat down from A&E members. D.O.C. attempted to throw some right hands, then A&E left Angle out cold on the floor.
[Q6] Moments Ago: A.J. Styles returned to TNA and clotheslined James Storm after attacking Kazarian and Daniels. “I don’t get it,” Taz said on commentary.
In-ring: Jazz music could only mean one thing. Joseph Park. Park came out to the ring dressed in a suit as the announcers discussed representatives from Park, Park, and Park here tonight. Once in the ring, Park looked around the arena before saying it’s an honor and a thrill to be standing here tonight. He said it’s no secret that it’s been a wild & crazy past few months for him. Park said that with all of this early success, he’s decided to take a step back and reflect on the highlights of his life. (1) Graduating law school at the top of his class. (2) When he finally made partnership at Park, Park, and Park. This started to draw boos, then Park waved toward to the top of the arena and apologized for the lack of quality seats.
(3) Standing right here in an Impact ring in front of his hometown. Taz said he has the cheap pop down. Park said he grew up sitting on the first-base line of the Cubbies games, which drew boos. Park made the save saying he sat behind the goal at Blackhawks games. That got a reaction.
Suddenly, Matt Morgan interrupted. Park covered his mouth to sell concern as Morgan hit the ring and demanded a mic. Morgan waved off Park, then addressed Hulk Hogan, asking if it was everything he wanted and more. Morgan said out of all the mistakes he made, there’s no bigger mistake he made than this “walking joke” Joseph Park. Park took exception as some vocal males chanted, “Morgan, Morgan.” Morgan said the fact that Hogan signed Park to a TNA contract is an “abortion to wrestling.”
Morgan said he’s going to start eliminating Hulk’s mistakes one by one, starting with Park. Morgan delivered the final line in Park’s face, then told Park he better get out of the ring. Now. Park did his goofy face to sell concern, then sized up Morgan and thought about leaving. Suddenly, Park had second thoughts after Morgan insulted him as being fat. Park said in Chicago, they never back down from a fight. So, if he wants to fight, then they do it right now.
Morgan laughed and circled around the ring as Park started removing his suit jacket. “You’re serious, aren’t you?” Morgan asked. Morgan told Park that they do things on his time, then started backing away from the ring. Morgan then hopped over the top rope, but paused on the top rope. Park turned his back, then turned around and ate a Carbon Footprint. As Park sold on the mat, Morgan leaned down and whispered, “And my time is next week.” Morgan slammed down the mic, then left the ring after establishing his mission going forward.
Still to come: Sting vs. Aries and footage of Brooke Hogan’s San Antonio Meltdown.
Catering: Bully Ray said he feels good about taking out an Olympic gold medalist. Bully then looked into the camera and sent a message to Hulk Hogan to fire them if he has the balls. Ray listed the TNA roster members they already took out tonight, then vowed to destroy the show tonight if Hogan doesn’t answer them.
[Q7] Video Package: Brooke Hogan was shown freaking out after Bully Ray turned on her at Lockdown. Back on commentary, Taz chuckled to himself that you would think Brooke would have been happy because her husband is now World champion.
With 28 minutes remaining the show, TNA introduced the main event. First out was Austin Aries, along with Bobby Roode. Sting was then introduced as Aries’s opponent. Big reaction for Sting, causing Taz to complain about this crowd being too loud. Tenay noted Sting has returned to the scene of some of his most memorable career victories tonight.
4 — STING vs. TNA tag champion AUSTIN ARIES (w/TNA tag champion Bobby Roode)
As the bell sounded, Taz piled on Sting getting dressed down by Hogan, saying he should have seen it coming. As the action started, TNA flashed a graphic for Slammiversary that included Jeff Hardy, which is a reminder that there has been no focus so far on how Hardy feels about dropping the “prestigious” TNA Title at Lockdown.
In the ring, Aries knocked Sting to the outside, so Roode tried to land some cheap-shots on Sting, but Sting reversed and Stinger-Splashed Roode into the guardrail. Aries tried to make the save for Roode, but Sting moved and Roode ate a double axehandle from his tag partner. Sting then chucked Aries into a chair before posing on the ring apron. The crowd popped for Sting as Impact cut to break.
Back from break, Sting was still in-control as Keneley said Sting has dominated this match. Sting then spotted a shinny penny on the floor, allowing Aries to club Sting from behind to begin wearing down Sting. But, Sting quickly clotheslined Aries over the top rope to the floor. Roode then got in the mix again, so ref Brian Hebner gave Roode the boot from ringside. Roode took forever to leave, though, allowing Aries to punt Sting in the crotch behind the ref’s back.
[Q8] Aries went on the attack after nailing the low-blow, then started targeting Sting’s lower body. Aries teased going for a Scorpion Deathlock, then somewhat mocked Miz by pretending not to know how to execute it. “How do you do this?!” Aries shouted down at Sting, who popped Aries in the mouth to escape. But, Aries came back moments later with a top-rope missile dropkick. Suddenly, Sting popped to his feet, no-selling. Sting did his pose in Aries’s face before body-pressing Aries across the ring.
Sting missed with a corner splash, though, and Aries nailed a corner dropkick before nailing his own Stinger Splash. Aries then wanted a Brainbuster, but Sting escaped and hit a Scorpion Deathdrop for a nearfall. Sting, still wrestling in a t-shirt, hit the Scorpion Splash before slapping on the Scorpion Deathlock. Sting sat down on it, but Aces & Eights decided now was the time to attack Sting, causing the match to be thrown out.
WINNER: No Contest at 15:15. The best Sting has looked in the ring in a long time. It helped having an opponent like Aries to work with, as opposed to someone like D.O.C. at Genesis.
As Aces & Eights beat down Sting, Keneley complained about A&E ruining this show. Bully Ray then hit the ring and told Sting that he used him. Ray looked into the camera, shouting toward Hogan that he did something memorable, all right. He asked Hogan where he is, then mockingly called out for “everyone’s hero” and “dad.” Impact cut to break as Ray kept calling out for Hogan.
It’s worth noting TNA is running a “take-over” angle on their website.
Impact returned from break five minutes before the top of the hour with Bully still calling out for Hogan. Ray said they have taken over Impact, then Hogan’s music played. Ray stopped in his tracks and looked toward the entrance ramp as Hogan’s entrance played. Hogan then hobbled out on-stage on crutches as Ray shouted, “C’mon, dad!” from inside the ring.
Hogan’s music stopped and Hogan said it would be too easy for him to fire Bully after everything he did to this company, the fans, his family, and Sting. Hogan said every dog has his day, and from this moment forward, he is empowering every man and woman in the locker room to band together to fight and eliminate Aces & Eights.
Jeff Hardy’s music then played and some roster members spilled out to fight Aces & Eights. Tenay flashed back to WCW that the TNA roster needs to be united against Aces & Eights. Taz said this is not right. The camera focused on Ray getting Kurt Angle on the outside to punch him. In the ring, Hardy took a beating. Aces & Eights retained control of this fight as referees scrambled around the ringside area to give time cues to the wrestlers as they brawled.
The brawl came to a standstill as TNA roster members tried to fight back until Ray brought a mic into the ring to silence them with words. Ray shouted toward “dad” that this must be what he meant by memorable. Taz told Hulk there’s nothing he can do about this. Ray then walked up the ramp toward Hogan as Impact hit an over-run period.
[Q9 -- over-run] Ray mockingly said Hogan’s calvary just got killed by Aces & Eights. He asked Hulk what he’s going to do now. Ray, Devon, and D-Lo Brown stood on the entrance ramp staring down Hogan as Impact cut.
SmackDown wrestler Jimmy Uso was arrested Wednesday at 12:47 p.m.
in Hillsborough County, Florida, and charged with driving under the influence,
according to the official website of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
He did not stay in jail for long as he was released on $500 cash bond that day
at 3:08 p.m.
Uso, whose real name is Jonathan Solofa Fatu, was
previously arrested on September 29, 2011 in Tampa, Florida on suspicion of
driving under the influence. An officer observed Fatu at approximately 3:00 a.m.
that day driving the wrong way down a one-way street in a silver Mustang.
- It was reported earlier today that WWE officials are considering
a MMA-style fight for the Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H match at WrestleMania 29 in
just a few weeks.
F4Wonline.com reports that the match will not be held
under MMA rules.
WWE officials are considering 3 or 4 different
stipulations but they had not decided on anything as of last night's RAW. It's
possible we won't find out the stipulation until the March 25th or April 1st
There was some sort of injury to CM Punk during the No DQ match with Kane at
Monday's RAW. When Punk was down after a bad spill, the cameras cut away but
referee Mike Chioda threw up the "X" symbol and a trainer came down to look at
Punk. A few more times during the match, Chioda called for a trainer to come
down but Punk ended up finishing the match.
Maddox Blamed for Bad Highlight Reel Segment on RAW
- Before Monday's RAW hit the air, the original script they had
for Chris Jericho's Highlight Reel was a "really bad" one so they changed it
completely and spent hours re-doing the segment. There was also a problem with
the Jeritron that was in the ring. During the playing of The Marine 3 trailer,
the WWE ring crew had to remove the Jeritron from the ring. This caused more
problems for the segment and Jericho was forced to improvise.
segment really took a turn for the worse when Brad Maddox came out. The Jeritron
was supposed to be involved in Maddox's presentation but it wasn't in the ring
anymore, he lost track and flubbed his promo on live TV.
Maddox came out, Vince McMahon had instructed Michael Cole to bury the segment
on commentary. There was some heat on Cole with the feeling that the segment was
bad but most people wouldn't have noticed or said anything if it weren't for his
comments drawing attention.
Backstage, Vince was calling the segment one
of the worse ever and Maddox was the one blamed.
We noted before that WWE was negotiating with other former Divas to return after bringing back The Bella Twins. Apparently they made offers to Maryse and Kelly Kelly also. Kelly and Maryse reportedly denied their first offers but are still in talks.
- WWE officials specifically scripted John Cena not to appear on
Monday's RAW from Indianapolis because WWE Champion The Rock couldn't be there.
They did not want to bring attention to the fact that the WWE Champion wasn't
there on the Road to WrestleMania 29.
They went against the idea of
having Cena come out and cut an in-ring promo because The Rock would have looked
weak not being there to respond to it. They also did not want to put it out
there that Rock was in South Korea at a GI Joe 2 movie premiere. The decision
was made to just air the video package for their match.
Knockout Upset She Wasn't Invited For One Night Only, Says She's
Shelly Martinez, who spent a short time in
TNA as Salinas from 2007-2008, will not be at the TNA Knockout One Night Only
PPV. Shelly uploaded a video on her youtube channel, expressing her shock
finding out she was not asked.
Shelly has tried numerous times to make a
return to TNA, sending videos directly to Vince Russo in 2011 in attempt to make
a return to the organization. You can watch those videos here
Vince McMahon has been a fan of the Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter
storyline but word at RAW last night was that there's a lot of concern about the
angle and its future. The program was originally designed to be a long-term feud
to help get Del Rio as a babyface but those plans may be changing. There's a
feeling that the angle is not getting over on WWE TV but Zeb and Swagger are
getting heat at live events.
Backstage News on WWE Negotiating with Former Divas
The Bella Twins returning to WWE goes back 6 or 7 weeks when
officials decided they wanted more women on TV and wanted to beef the Divas
division up. At first, the plan was to call up some of the Divas from NXT but
that idea was nixed. Then officials decided they wanted to bring back some of
the WWE Divas who had left the company recently.
It's said that some of
the Divas who recently left the company were offered more money than they were
making before. Apparently some of the other Divas haven't accepted offers yet
but are in talks and may be waiting on better offers. The Bella Twins reportedly
accepted WWE's first offer. No word yet on which former Divas are in talks to
3 More Names Ruled Out For TNA Knockout's One Night Only
Three more former TNA Knockouts have taken to their twitter accounts revealing they will not be appearing at the upcoming One Night Only Knockout PPV. Wether they were asked to appear by TNA is currently unknown.
Radiant Rain, perhaps best know for her short stint in TNA as Payton Banks, will not be in Orlando, FL for the event.
Former TNA Knockouts Winter and Sarita will not be at the PPV either. It is not known if either was invited to appear but they both noted they will not be in attendance.
With the addition of these three women, a total of seven girls have revealed they will not be present for the PPV. No former knockouts have confirmed an appearance as of yet. The Knockouts One Night Only PPV will be taped this Sunday on March 17th.
Fans in attendance at last night's RAW in Indianapolis noted that Drew McIntyre
had to be helped to the back by WWE officials after the in-ring segment with
Ryback and Mark Henry. It looked like McIntyre was legitimately injured.
- The Bella Twins made their return to WWE on tonight's RAW in a segment with
Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow. it appears they will be siding with Rhodes
Scholars for the time being. Nikki and Brie told Divas Champion Kaitlyn that the
Divas division has never needed them so bad. Here is a photo:
- Brock Lesnar accepted Triple H's challenge for a match at this year's
WrestleMania on tonight's episode of Raw. The match stipulation will be
announced after the Triple H signs the contract for the bout.
- Tonight's WWE RAW opens up with a tribute video for William
"Paul Bearer" Moody.
- We go to the arena and the live crowd cheers for
Bearer. The Undertaker's music starts up and his entrance begins. Taker comes
out to the stage and makes his way to the ring.
Taker approaches the
ring where the urn is sitting in the middle. Taker drops to one knee in front of
the urn and pays tribute to Bearer as a graphic shows on the big screen. CM
Punk's music hits and out he comes, pissing Taker and Jerry Lawler off. Lawler
calls it the most disrespecting thing he's ever seen.
The crowd boos
Punk and he tells them to simmer down, speaking from the stage. Punk says they
misunderstand why he's out here. Punk says he's out here to extend his heartfelt
condolences and apologies for Taker's loss.... at WrestleMania. Punk smirks and
the crowd boos. Punk says to Paul Bearer, Taker will always be perfect and 20-0.
To everyone else, Taker will be 20-1 in a few weeks. The crowd boos Punk some
more. Punk says there won't be any heartfelt tributes to Bearer the night after
WrestleMania. There will be a video about him. There's a mixed reaction from the
crowd as Punk holds his arms out and Taker stares him down from the ring.
- Cole hypes Big Show vs. Seth Rollins up next. We see Show backstage
talking to a crew member before we go to commercial.
: - Back from
commercial and we see during the commercial, Kane's music hit and he came out to
the stage. Kane went to chokeslam Punk off the stage but Punk escaped and ran
- The cameras are backstage now as Kane is destroying everything
looking for Punk. Kane tosses Alex Riley across the locker room and goes off
looking for Punk.
Big Show vs. Seth Rollins
go to the ring and out comes Big Show first. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins come
through the crowd together as Roman Reigns comes through also. Rollins will face
off against Show in singles action here.
Show strikes first and takes
Rollins to the corners. Show misses a splash and Rollins goes to work but Show
just shoves him off. Rollins comes back but keeps getting pushed away. Rollins
charges but Show sends him flying out to the floor into Ambrose. Show goes out
and sends Reignsinto the barrier. Rollins and Ambrose attack from behind and
beat Show down, causing the disqualification.
Winner by DQ: Big
- After the match, they try to triple team Show on the
floor but he fights them off. Show ends up in the ring with Ambrose. Ambrose
stomps away on Show but he gets up and drops Ambrose on his face. Show goes to
chokeslam Rollins but Reigns spears him. The Shield triple team Big Show and
manage to hit the triple powerbomb on him. They stand tall over a fallen Big
- CM Punk interrupts Brad Maddox and Vickie Guerrero backstage.
Punk is upset about Kane trying to attack him. Vickie says Punk disrespected the
memory of Paul Bearer and may God have mercy on his soul at WrestleMania. Vickie
announces Kane vs. Punk in a No DQ match for tonight. Punk storms off upset.
Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go to the
ring and out comes one-half of the WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan. We go to
Back from the break and we see Paul Bearer's WWE debut back
in 1991. It appears WWE will be looking back at Bearer's career tonight. Cole
asks fans to Tout with the hashtag #PaulBearer. Dolph Ziggler is out with Big E
Langston and AJ Lee now. Bryan and Ziggler lock up, going back and forth to
start the match.
Ziggler makes a comeback and dropkicks Bryan for a 2
count. Bryan turns it around and gets a close 2 count right in front of AJ.
Bryan works on Ziggler's arm now. Ziggler kicks Bryan in the face but gets
dumped over the top and out to the floor. Big E gets on the apron and distracts
Bryan and the referee, stopping Bryan from leaping out onto Ziggler. We go to
Back from the break and Ziggler is doing a headstand
chinlock on Bryan. Bryan blocks a dropkick and catapults Ziggler into the
turnbuckle. Bryan with kicks now. Bryan with a counter and a big clothesline.
Bryan runs into a big boot. Bryan blocks the sleeper hold and rolls Ziggler up
for a close 2 count. Bryan with kicks to the chest now. Bryan with another pin
attempt. Bryan goes up top but Ziggler cuts him off. Ziggler climbs up for a
superplex but Bryan stops him. Bryan goes for a German from the top but Ziggler
counters in mid-air and turns it into a crossbody for a close 2 count. Ziggler
hits Zig Zag but Bryan kicks out. Bryan goes for the No Lock and AJ jumps on the
apron to distract the referee. Langston puts Ziggler's leg on the bottom rope to
break the hold. Bryan goes after Big E but Ziggler rolls him up for 2. Bryan
applies the No Lock but it's broken. Ziggler hits another Zig Zag for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
- After the match, AJ and
Ziggler make out in the ring. AJ looks at Big E and Big E drops Bryan with his
- We get a look back at last week's RAW where Triple H
challenged Brock Lesnar plus highlights from their feud.
- Still to come
tonight, Lesnar and Heyman will address Triple H's challenge. Back to
Tensai vs. Fandango
Back from the
break and out comes Cameron, Naomi, Tensai and Brodus Clay. Justin Roberts
announces Fandango as Tensai's opponent but he doesn't appear. Tensai takes the
mic and tells Fandango to get out here now. Fandango's music hits and out first
comes his dancer. Fandango joins her and takes a mic. He says Tensai
mispronounced his name and on top of that, Tensai is a disgrace to the world of
dance. Fandango says Tensai and Clay are an abomination. Fandango says he will
come to the ring when they get his name right. Fandango wants Naomi to say his
name. Fandango says Naomi is the only one with real talent and rhythm. He says
she's better than all this. Tensai interrupts but Fandango cuts him off.
Fandango says Tensai just cost everyone a chance to see him wrestle a match.
Fandango and his dancer dance to the back to end the segment.
leads us to a trailer for GI Joe 2 with The Rock.
- Back from the break
and we see footage of Paul Bearer's return at WrestleMania 20 in 2004.
Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow vs. The New Age Outlaws
We go to the ring and Cody Rhodes is in with Damien Sandow. They mock
the Outlaws' entrance. The music hits next and out comes "Road Dogg" BG James
and Billy Gunn. The NAO do the correct version of their introduction and the
crowd pops big time. "Lord have mercy, this is for you Percy!" is how BG starts
BG starts off with Cody. They lock up and BG works on the arm. Cody
drops him with a knee and goes to work. BG ducks a right hand and fires back
with his usual rights. BG with a crotch chop and big right hand. Sandow comes in
but gets a right hand. BG turns around to a Disaster Kick from Cody. Brock
Lesnar's music hits and out he comes with Paul Heyman.
Gunn meets Lesnar
with a fight but Lesnar beats him away and drops him with a F5. Lesnar grabs
Road Dogg and hits a F5 on him also. Heyman takes the mic and says Lesnar
doesn't play games, Lesnar hurts people. Heyman brings up Lesnar breaking Shawn
Michaels' arm and Vince McMahon's hip. Heyman says now, the last traces of DX
have been laid to waste by Lesnar. Heyman says yes, Brock Lesnar will fight
Triple H at WrestleMania 29. Heyman says there's a "but" attached to this.
Lesnar will face Triple H only if they get to name the stipulations. They won't
reveal those stipulations until after Triple H signs a contract. Heyman goes on
before leaving with Lesnar. Officials come in and check on The NAO.
Still to come, Punk vs. Kane in a No DQ match. Back to commercial.
Mark Henry vs. Kofi Kingston
Back from the
break and Kofi Kingston waits in the ring as Mark Henry makes his way out.
Henry takes Kofi to the corner and begins the assault. Henry with a big
splash to the back and then a bearhug. Kofi tries to fight out but Henry rams
him back into the corner. Kofi slides out of a slam but Henry gets his leg up
for a big kick to the face, sending Kofi out to the floor. Henry follows but
Kofi sends him into the steps and then leaps off the steps. They bring it back
in. Kofi leaps high from the top but Henry catches him in mid-air and nails a
World's Strongest Slam for the win.
Winner: Mark Henry
- Cody Rhodes runs into Kaitlyn backstage. He's glad he saw her. Damien
Sandow walks in and takes Kaitlyn's water. Sandow has found them some girls -
The Bella Twins. Nikki and Brie say the Divas division has never needed them
more and now they have the boys. Vickie Guerrero walks up and makes Randy Orton
and Sheamus vs. Sandow and Rhodes.
Ryback vs. Heath
We go to the ring and out comes Ryback. Back from the
break and his opponent is Heath Slater.
Slater makes an attempt but
Ryback squashes him and gets the win with Shellshocked as Mark Henry watches
from the stage.
- After the
match, Drew McIntyre attacks Ryback but gets Shellshocked. Henry marches to the
ring and enters. Drew gets up AND Henry nails a World's Strongest Slam on him.
Ryback grabs Drew and nails another Shellshocked to try and show Henry up. Henry
with another big slam on McIntyre. Ryback and Henry have a staredown now. Ryback
gets the fans to chant "feed me more" to end the segment.
Rodriguez and Alberto Del Rio are shown backstage as we go to commercial.
Antonio Cesaro vs. Alberto Del Rio
States Champion Antonio Cesaro is in the ring waiting on his opponent. Ricardo
Rodriguez is out to begin the introduction for World Heavyweight Champion
Alberto Del Rio and here he comes.
They lock up and Cesaro takes it to
the corner. Del Rio comes back and hits a hurricanrana from the corner. Del Rio
ends up on the top and comes down with a crossbody for a 2 count. Del Rio falls
and hits his head on the corner as Cesaro takes control. Cesaro stomps away now.
Del Rio fights out of a hold but Cesaro takes him to the corner and hits a big
running uppercut for a 2 count. More offense by Cesaro.
Del Rio makes a
comeback with clotheslines and a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Del Rio with a big
superkick to the jaw for another 2 count. Del Rio with shots to the kidneys and
a backstabber for 2. Del Rio goes back to the top but Cesaro uppercuts him in
mid-air for a close 2 count. Cesaro runs over Del Rio again and goes for a
German but Del Rio counters it with a cross armbreaker for the win.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
- Josh Mathews is
backstage with Kane. Mathews says this must be a trying time for Kane. Kane
holds Paul Bearer's urn and looks like he's getting emotional. Kane walks off
with the urn and doesn't say anything.
- Up next, a special preview for
The Rock vs. John Cena at WrestleMania 29. Back to commercial.
from the break and we see footage from 1997 when Paul Bearer introduced Kane to
The Undertaker and WWE.
strong>Randy Orton and Sheamus vs. Damien
Sandow and Cody Rhodes
Back from the break and we see footage
from Brock Lesnar coming out and interrupting the tag match earlier. Damien
Sandow and Cody Rhodes are out now. Out next comes Sheamus to join Orton.
Orton starts things out with Sandow. Sandow with a headlock. They run
the ropes and Orton drops Sandow with a back elbow. Orton with an uppercut and a
suplex for a 1 count. Sheamus tags in and hits a battering ram on Sandow for a 2
count. Sandow fights Sheamus off and tags in Cody. Sheamus turns it around and
slams Cody for a 2 count. Sandow ends up pulling the ropes down and Sheamus hits
the floor. Cody distracts the referee while Sandow clotheslines Sheamus on the
floor. Cody brings it back in the ring for a 1 count. Sandow comes back in and
continues to keep Sheamus grounded. Sandow with another pin attempt. Cody comes
back in and hits a knee to the face for a 2 count. Sheamus fights up from the
mat and clotheslines Cody. Orton tags in and clotheslines Cody. Orton hits the
big powerslam and hits a t-bone suplex for 2. Orton takes Rhodes to the apron
but Sandow pulls Cody to safety. Orton comes down and drops Sandow. Cody rams
Orton's head into the ring post. Cody works Orton over on the floor and brings
him back in for a tag to Sandow. Sandow drops knees and legs on Orton for
another pin attempt. Sandow with a leg sweep and the Elbow of Disdain for a 2
Cody comes back in and keeps the assault going on Orton. Cody
goes to the top rope but Orton knocks him down. Orton climbs up and hits a
superplex. Sheamus tags in and runs over Sandow. Sheamus with a big thrust in
the corner and a high knee. Sheamus with a series of forearm shots on the apron.
Sheamus hits more offense and then White Noise. Sheamus readies for a Brogue
Kick but Cody interrupts. Orton drops Cody with a RKO. Sheamus hits the Brogue
on Sandow for the win.
Winners: Sheamus and Randy Orton
- Up next will be Chris Jericho's Highlight Reel segment. Also still to
come, Punk vs. Kane. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we
see footage from the WWE App. During commercial, The Shield attacked Orton and
Sheamus, beating them down bad on the stage.
- We see some Tout videos
of fans talking about Paul Bearer.
- Chris Jericho comes to the ring
where everything is set up for another episode of The Highlight Reel. Jericho
shows us a clip of The Miz in The Marine 3. Jericho brings out his guest - The
Jericho gives Miz props for first-day sales of The Marine 3 but out
comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett. Barrett says Miz isn't a real
actor like him. Barrett brags about how Dead Man Down did on opening weekend and
shows us a clip from that movie. Miz does a decent impression of Barrett.
Barrett says he turned down several movie scripts this past week because he's
too busy being Wade Barrett, the WWE Intercontinental Champion. Miz points out
Barrett hasn't won a match in weeks. Miz says it's a matter of time before
Barrett loses his title. Jericho chimes in and Barrett tells him to shut up.
Jericho and Barrett have a staredown. Jericho says he helped bring Barrett into
WWE and helped him win the first NXT. Jericho gives Barrett props but points out
he's a 9-time Intercontinental Champion. Jericho wonders if he should make it
10. Brad Maddox comes out and tells them to stop. He doesn't want them acting
like that on his show. Maddox says next week, Barrett will defend against the
winner of tonight's Jericho vs. Miz match. Rough promo by Maddox. We go back to
#1 Contenders Match: The Miz vs Chris
Back from the break and the match is already in
progress. Barrett has joined Cole and Lawler on commentary. Back and forth
match. Jericho comes off the top with a big right hand but Miz counters with a 2
count. Jericho with chops now. Miz hits a backbreaker but Jericho counters with
a kick to the gut and a bulldog. Miz blocks the Lionsault. Jericho blocks a
clothesline and goes for the Walls of Jericho. Miz breaks it and takes out
Jericho's knees. Miz goes for the Figure Four but Jericho counters. Another
Walls attempt. Miz with a roll-up for 2. Jericho goes for the Walls again and
gets it locked. Miz makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Miz rolls to the
floor to regroup but Jericho follows. Jericho accidentally tosses Miz into
Barrett. Jericho brings Miz back over to the ring but Barrett attacks for the
DQ. Barrett brings Jericho in the ring but Miz hits a big punch. Jericho kicks
Barrett back into the announcers table. Miz and Jericho bring Barrett in the
ring. Miz nails Skull Crushing Finale and Jericho hits a Codebreaker. Jericho's
music hits as the challengers taunt Barrett.
- We see the videos of
Ricardo Rodriguez and Alberto Del Rio mocking Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter.
- We see Swagger and Zeb walking backstage, looking pissed off. Back to
Zeb cuts the music and says he's in a bad mood tonight. He's
looking at one of the problems in America and that's Sin Cara. Zeb rips Cara and
calls him a thief. Zeb says every night somewhere, there's a Sin Cara with his
little band of amigos sneaking across the border trying to take something that
belongs to an American. Zeb rips Alberto Del Rio before passing the mic to
Swagger. Swagger says he will usher in change on April 7th. Swagger hits the
ring and they go at it. Swagger ends up on the floor and Cara kicks him back
into the announcers table. Cara leaps from the top rope and takes out Swagger on
the floor. They come back in the ring and go at it. Swagger blocks a
hurricanrana but Cara rolls him up. Cara with a big kick to the head. Cara
springboards in but Swagger catches him with a big boot in mid-air. Swagger
works on Cara's leg now. Swagger locks in the Patriot Lock for the win.
Winner: Jack Swagger
- After the match, Swagger
refuses to break the hold until Alberto Del Rio makes the save. Swagger gets the
upperhand but Del Rio locks in the cross armbreaker. Zeb drags Swagger out of
the ring to safety and they retreat.
- We see a Halle Berry interview
for The Call that turns into a comedy segment. She gets interrupted on her cell
phone by David Otunga. Apparently Otunga let Kane have her private number. Kane
calls and it's revealed he's a crazed Halle Berry fan.
- Still to come,
Punk vs. Kane. Back to commercial.
No DQ Match: Kane vs. CM
We come back and CM punk is out first. Kane comes out next
with the urn but Punk interrupts his entrance and starts beating him down at
ringside. Kane eventually comes back with knees and tosses Punk into the fan
barrier. Kane continues throwing Punk around ringside and drops him over the top
of the barrier.
Kane tosses Punk into the timekeeper's area. Punk comes
back and hits him in the gut with the bell. Punk leaps off the top of the
barrier and takes out Kane on the floor. Punk stares at the urn and turns around
to a TV monitor to the gut. Kane hits Punk in the back with a piece of the
announce table. Kane with a big right hand and an elbow to the head on the apron
now. Kane brings it back in the ring and takes Punk up for a superplex. Punk
fights him off and sends him to the mat. Punk hits a big elbow from up high and
covers for a 2 count.
Punk keeps control and hits the high knee in the
corner. Punk with another high knee. Kane blocks the bulldog and throws Punk
over the top and out to the floor. We go to commercial.
Back from the
break and Punk has a steel chair wedged in the corner. Punk works over Kane and
whips him but Kane reverses it and Punk goes back first into the wedged chair.
Kane with a clothesline and a big right hand in the corner. Kane with a splash
in the corner and a sidewalk slam. Kane clotheslines Punk out to the floor. Kane
whips Punk into the barrier and starts tossing steel chairs into the ring. Kane
rolls Punk back in and positions a chair. Kane grabs Punk for a chokeslam on the
chair but Punk counters and DDT's Kane into the chair. 2 count for Punk.
Punk takes back control and whacks Kane with the chair. Punk cuts his
own throat, mocking Undertaker. Punk blocks another chokeslam attempt with a big
roundhouse kick. Punk calls for GTS but when Kane gets up, The Undertaker's bell
sounds. Punk gets scared and turns around to a chokeslam from Kane for the win.
- After the win, The Undertaker's
music starts playing and the lights go down. Taker comes out to the stage and
drops to one knee as the lightning goes off and the Bearer graphic flashes on
the screen again. Kane also drops to one knee in the ring and faces Taker. Punk
grabs the urn and attacks Kane from behind with it. Punk beats Kane with the urn
as Taker makes his way to the ring, in no hurry. Punk rolls out of the ring as
Taker comes in to check on Kane. Punk retreats up the ramp with the urn in hand.
Punk drops to one knee and mocks The Undertaker. Taker is pissed and responds by
cutting his own throat at Punk. RAW goes off the air with Punk and Taker staring
at each other.
According to Pwinsider.com, many sources have stated that Jeff
Hardy is fine despite a concussion scare last night at the Lockdown PPV. The
word is that he is 100% and that he will be good for Impact on Thursday in
On TNA Lockdown 2013 Attendance, Post-Main Event And More
Observer is reporting that the fans who threw garbage during the end of the
main event at TNA Lockdown 2013 were plants. The report goes on to mention that
the attendance at Lockdown was approximately 10,000 people.
plants and huge attendance number for a TNA event, this could also indicate that
the event was heavily papered.
On Sunday night, March 10, TNA Wrestling presented the annual "Lockdown" event live on Pay-Per-View from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas! If you missed Lockdown, catch the replay on your Pay-Per-View provider or online at TNAOnDemand.com
Scroll down for exclusive ringside photos from Lockdown
- X Division Title: Kenny King def. Zema Ion and Christian York - Joseph Park def. Joey Ryan - Knockouts Title: Velvet Sky def. Gail Kim - Rob Terry def. Robbie E - Tag Team Title: Bobby Roode & Austin Ries def. Bad Influence and Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez - Steel Cage: Wes Brisco def. Kurt Angle - Lethal Lockdown: Team TNA def Aces and 8s - World Title: Bully Ray def. Jeff Hardy to win the championship
- Lockdown kicked off with X Division action as champion Kenny King successfully defended the gold against Zema Ion and Christian York in a three-way match, using his "Royal Flush" TKO finisher on York to get the pin and the win.
- In the second bout, Joey Ryan faced Joseph Park! The two traded verbal jabs on the mic before the match, with San Antonio solidly behind Park. Park was obviously disgusted by Ryan's constant posing and body oil. Park eventually won the bout after Ryan tried to hit a sunset flip from the outside, but Park fought it and hit a sit-down splash for the win!
- Velvet Sky beat Gail Kim to retain the Knockouts Championship! It was a solid match between Gail and Velvet - but referee Taryn Terrell would play a pivotal part! After Gail argued a pin count, she began to shove Terrell and berate her. After Gail kept it up, Terrell finally had enough and hit Gail with a spear and several smacks - leading to Velvet hitting her finisher on Gail Kim for the win!
- Getting revenge on his his former tag team (and clubbing) partner, Rob Terry defeated Robbie E! Robbie E tried to stall and avoid Rob Terry to start (and even tried to change his mind by hugging him!), but Terry eventually got his chance when Robbie tried to use a sleeperhold. With Terry almost out, Robbie E ran the ropes but was caught by the big man. Terry then hit a press slam on Robbie E for the win!
- Bobby Roode and Austin Aries won the three-way tag team match to retain the Tag Team Championship against Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels and Kazarian) and Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez. Guerrero and Hernandez looked to win the gold after Guerrero hit the Frog Splash from the top rope on Daniels, but Aries and Roode took advantage of the situation (with Hernandez on the outside) - while Aries went after Guerrero, Roode covered Daniels for the win to retain the titles!
- It was time for the first cage match of the night as Kurt Angle faces Aces and 8s member Wes Brisco! Angle took the battle to Brisco right away, dominating early with a series of suplexes. Later, when Angle went for a clothesline, he missed and accidentally hit the referee. Angle trapped Brisco in his Ankle Lock Submission, but there was no referee as Brisco tapped out repeatedly. After an Angle Slam, Kurt decided to leave the cage, but he was attacked by Aces and 8s member D'Lo Brown! Brown battered Angle with the cage and put him back inside - then pulled Brisco out! When the referee finally came to and saw Wes on the outside, he awarded Brisco the match!
- The Lethal Lockdown match started with Mr. Anderson from Aces and 8s vs. Magnus from Team TNA. Knox from Aces was out next with the advantage, followed by Samoa Joe who evened the odds. Garett Bischoff was out next, then Eric Young. Devon from Aces was up, then "Cowboy" James Storm was Team TNA took control after a Storm superkick on Knox! D.O.C. from the Aces made his entry, giving the gang the upper hand - but it didn't last long as "The Icon" Sting was last…and he brought the weapons! In the end, Sting nailed his Scorpion Death drop on Knox - and Eric Young went to the very top of the cage! Young hit his elbow drop finisher off the top of the cage on Knox for the win for Team TNA in Lethal Lockdown!
- The main event was up next, as Jeff Hardy put the World Heavyweight Title on the line against Bully Ray! Both superstars battled back-and-forth early, but Bully Ray inflicted major damaged on Hardy after hitting a Bully powerbomb on Hardy from the top of the cage! Hulk Hogan and his daughter Brooke came out ringside to watch - then the Aces and 8s came out and began to climb in the ring! Bully and hardy stood back to back to fight off the Aces, but then Devon pulled a hammer from his pocket and tossed it to Bully! Bully turned around and smashed Hardy with it! As Hulk and Brooke watch on in disbelief, Bully Ray pinned Hardy to become the NEW World Heavyweight Champion! Bully Ray declared he was the President of Aces and 8s and told Hulk and Brooke he used them! Bully Ray joined the Aces and 8s in celebration with the World Title as the PPV went off the air! Tune in to Thursday's IMPACT on SpikeTV LIVE from Chicago for the aftermath!
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Ik ben een man en woon in Dworp (Belgie) en mijn beroep is .
Ik ben geboren op 05/06/1989 en ben nu dus 30 jaar jong.
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