Smackdown opens with a video hyping the return of the WWE
Champion, The Rock, to the blue brand. It transitions into highlights of the
feuds between Jack Swagger and Alberto Del Rio, as well as The Shield and Randy
Orton, Sheamus, and The Big Show.
We go into the arena in Hershey,
Pennsylvania and The Rock’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. The
Rock takes us back a month and helps us remember “Story Time with The Rock,” and
then he continues on with the story and talks about how he was fifteen and
living in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He does the “Finally” bit and mentions how he
came up with the catchphrase “Kicking your candy ass.” He says he will beat John
Cena at WrestleMania. He says he kicked Cena’s candy ass on Raw, and he will do
it again in front of the millions (and millions) at WrestleMania, before John
Laurinaitis’ music hits and he interrupts The Rock as we go to a commercial.
We’re back and The Rock asks Johnny who he is. Johnny says everyone
knows who he is, and introduces himself to The Rock. The Rock says he doesn’t
care, but Johnny says Teddy Long gave him permission to come speak to him.
Johnny says The Rock is the People’s Champion, and he created People Power.
Johnny says John Cena is the reason he got fired, and is now the reason he is
back. Laurinaitis offers to be in The Rock’s corner at WrestleMania. Laurinaitis
says there is no way Cena will beat The Rock if he is in his corner. The Rock
asks the people if they want Laurinaitis in his corner, and they say no. The
Rock says they can send Cena a message together, though. Laurinaitis says he
likes that. They shake hands, but The Rock won’t let Laurinaitis go. The Rock
drops him with a spinebuster and a People’s Elbow and ends with “If you smell
what The Rock is cooking.”
We see that Sheamus, Randy Orton, and The Big
Show will take on Antonio Cesaro and Team Rhodes Scholars later tonight, and are
reminded that Ryback and Mark Henry will be in a Bench Press Challenge later
Chris Jericho vs. Wade Barrett
is on commentary for the match. They tie up and Barrett gets Jericho in a
headlock. Jericho sends him off the ropes, but Barrett takes him down with a
shoulder block. Jericho comes back and takes advantage and sends Barrett to the
floor. Jericho connects with a baseball slide and tosses Barrett back into the
ring. Jericho delivers a stiff kick, but Barrett comes back and pummels Jericho
in the corner. Barrett elevates Jericho to the apron, but Jericho connects with
a right hand. Jericho goes up top, but Barrett knocks him down to the floor as
we go to a commercial.
We’re back and Barrett is in control. Jericho
delivers some elbow shots and takes Barrett down with a couple of shoulder
tackles. Jericho goes up top and sledges Barrett down to the mat. Jericho goes
for the Lionsault, but Barrett moves. Barrett takes Jericho down with the Winds
of Change, but Jericho kicks out at two. Jericho comes back and hits a
cross-body for a two count. Jericho catches Barrett and goes for the Walls of
Jericho, but Barrett fights out. Barrett charges at Jericho, but Jericho tosses
him over the top rope. Jericho goes up top again, but Barrett catches him and
knocks him to the floor. Barrett and The Miz mouth each other, and Barrett gets
back into the ring and gets caught with the Codebreaker. Jericho gets the pin
Winner: Chris Jericho
After the match,
Jericho says he would like to savor this victory with all of the fans, but he
notices Fandango’s entrance is set up. Jericho butchers Fandango’s name a lot of
times before Fandango finally comes to the stage. Fandango and his dancing
partner walk towards the ring, but Jericho gets on the apron and invites him in.
Fandango backs away and leaves with his dancing partner.
We see that
will take a look at the No Holds Barred Match between Brock Lesnar and Triple H,
as well as get an interview with Paul Heyman after the commercial break.
We’re back and we take a look at the happenings in the feud between
Brock Lesnar and Triple H. We see and exclusive interview with Paul Heyman.
Heyman says when Lesnar destroys him at WrestleMania, all Triple H will be able
to do is watch the wrestlers from his office, because he will never be able to
again. Heyman says people will hate Triple H when that happens. Heyman says
Triple H is no match for he or Brock Lesnar.
We see that the Bench Press
Challenge between Ryback and Mark Henry is up next.
We are back and
Booker T and Teddy Long are on the stage for the Bench Press Challenge. Booker
brings out Ryback, tries to introduce Mark Henry, but Teddy Long interrupts and
introduces Henry himself. Henry and Ryback get in each others faces, but Booker
stops them. Booker tells Ryback to go first, but Teddy interrupts and said they
flipped a coin and Henry goes first. They play up that the record is 51
repetitions. Henry breaks the record with 53 reps. Ryback goes next, and gets to
53 before Henry shoves the bench press bar down onto Ryback’s throat. Ryback
collapses on the stage and gets helped to his feet as we go to commercial.
Mixed Tag Team Match: Daniel Bryan and Kaitlyn vs. Dolph Ziggler
and AJ Lee Bryan and Ziggler tie up, and Ziggler takes Bryan to the
mat. Bryan comes back and works on Ziggler’s arm before Kaitlyn tags in. AJ
takes Kaitlyn down with a neck-breaker and gets a two count. AJ kicks Kaitlyn
away, but Kaitlyn takes her down with a shoulder block. Kaitlyn tags in Bryan.
Ziggler and Bryan go up top, and Bryan takes Ziggler down with a hurricanrana,
but Ziggler rolls through and gets a two count. Langston provides a distraction,
and Ziggler gets a two count on Bryan. Kane takes Langston down, and Ziggler
baseball slides Kane. Ziggler tags in AJ. AJ takes Kaitlyn down in the ring and
goes to the outside. AJ gets back into the ring, only to get a Spear from
Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn gets the pin fall.
Winners: Kaitlyn and Daniel
We go backstage and we see The Shield. The members of
The Shield says Randy Orton, Sheamus, and The Big Show will fail at
WrestleMania. They say Orton’s team will implode. The Shield says the final
chapter will be written by them at WrestleMania, and everyone will believe in
Jack Swagger (w/Zeb Colter) vs. The Great Khali
(w/Hornswoggle and Natalya)
Khali shoves Swagger into the
corner. They tie up again and Khali takes Swagger to the corner. Khali tries to
chop Swagger, but Swagger reverses. Swagger comes off the ropes, but Khali clubs
him to the mat. Khali gets Swagger to the corner and finally chops Swagger.
Khali delivers another chop, but Swagger kicks him in the knee and delivers high
knees to the midsection. Swagger backs away and charges, but Khali delivers a
big boot. Khali takes Swagger down with a series of clotheslines and goes for
the Khali Chop, but Swagger rolls out of the ring. Khali tries to come out after
him, but Swagger drapes Khali’s leg over the top rope. Swagger takes out Khali’s
leg and Khali rolls to the outside. Swagger goes out after him and goes for the
Patriot Lock, but Khali kicks him away before Swagger finally locks it in as the
referee counts both men out.
Match Result: Double
After the match, Swagger slams Hornswoggle into the
barricade. Ricardo Rodriguez tells Swagger to attack him again, but Alberto Del
Rio attacks Swagger from behind. Del Rio locks in the cross arm-breaker and
Rodriguez nails Colter with one of his crutches. Rodriguez tosses the crutch to
Del Rio, who swings it at Swagger. Swagger ducks and gets out of the ring.
Swagger and Colter retreat up the ramp as Del Rio tells Swagger to come back and
We take a look at the Raw Rebound, which focuses on the feud
between CM Punk and The Undertaker.
We go backstage where a new
interviewer is with Randy Orton, Sheamus, and The Big Show. We take a look back
to Monday night when they finally joined together against The Shield. Orton says
they have a common enemy and Sheamus says they all know they need to be on the
same page. Sheamus and Show argue a little bit, but Orton calms them down again.
Six-Man Tag Team Match: Antonio Cesaro and Team Rhodes Scholars
vs. Randy Orton, Sheamus, and The Big Show
Sheamus and Cesaro
are in the ring and trade the offense back and forth. Sheamus tags in Show and
Cesaro tags in Rhodes. Show tags Rhodes back into the corner and then slams him
to the mat as we go to a commercial.
We’re back and Cesaro and Orton are
battling it out. Cesaro is in control and takes Orton down to the mat. Cesaro
tags in Sandow. Sandow comes into the ring and keeps control. Sandow hits the
Cobito Acquiet on Orton and gets a two count. Orton comes back on the offensive
and hits a clothesline. Orton delivers a back-breaker. Show runs over and knocks
Cesaro off the apron as Orton tags Sheamus and Sandow tags Rhodes. Sheamus
catches Rhodes on the apron and delivers the vintage ten clubbing shots. Sheamus
then delivers the ten clubs to Sandow and Rhodes attacks him from behind.
Sheamus grabs Rhodes and delivers White Noise. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick,
but Sandow gets into the ring. Show KO Punches Rhodes and tosses Sandow into an
RKO. Sheamus delivers the Brogue Kick to Rhodes and gets the pin fall.
Winners: Sheamus, Randy Orton, and Sheamus
After the match, The Shield’s music hits and they begin to descend from
the crowd. Before they can, Sheamus, Orton, and Show go after them in the crowd.
Sheamus, Orton, and Show dominate The Shield and sends them scrambling. Orton,
Sheamus, and Show stand high over the WWE Universe as Smackdown comes to a
Impact Wrestling starts out with a video package recapping the whole Aces & 8s story. Ray called Hulk out and told him to fire the group. Hulk had another plan. He sent out an army… the TNA army. That was no match for Aces & 8s. Hulk, last week, said he needed the TNA World Title back to TNA. A Fatal Four Way Match was made. Jeff Hardy won and is the #1 Contender. Can he get the belt back? How will Bully react to his first challenger?
The camera shows the arena at Jonesboro and it looks huge! They are standing on their feet. Music hits and here comes Jeff Hardy! Jeff interacts with the fans from the ramp and then goes around the ring to meet them. The fans are going crazy. He gets in the ring and taunts from the corners. Hardy looks around at the fans as he has a mic in his hand. He says, “Hello creatures!” Last week, Hardy wasn’t 100%. He isn’t 100% right now, but he is better. He tested himself against Kurt Angle, Magnus, and Samoa Joe and he is #1 Contender! It is also Open Fight Night! Jeff has to call somebody out. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH! Here comes Aces & 8s through the crowd. Bully leads the faction with Devon close by. Ray tells the fans to sit down and shut their mouths. They boo him. Ray is sick and tired of Jeff’s voice. He is tired of Jeff bi%ch and moan. Do you know who we are? The group makes their way to ringside. Ray is on the steel steps. Ray tells Hardy that they are The Aces & 8s. Does Jeff want to call Ray out? Why does he want to call him out? This title wouldn’t be on the line and he doesn’t want to see anything bad happen to Jeff in front of his moan creatures. Ray is on the apron now. Mr. Anderson gets on the apron too. He asks Bully if this guy is going to get another second chance? This guy is getting another second chance. No way! Anderson says this guy gets second chance after five chance and so on! Remember all of the free passes Anderson and Bully got? No? They didn’t because they don’t need free passes. As long as Jeff doesn’t burn buildings down… as long as he sells the merchandise… he is excused. Anderson calls Jeff a disappointment. Jeff lost to Ray. Jeff will be another disappointment in Corpus Christi. Jeff had enough. He knocks Anderson off the apron. Aces flock in and attack Jeff to the mat. Ray gets in and calls the shots. They hold him and D-Lo takes shots. Ken gets in and punches Jeff. Bully takes his chain out and starts swinging. All of a sudden, Team TNA! Kurt, Magnus, Joe, and Young run into the ring and fight Aces off. They leave the ring. Ray tells Aces to “Not worry about it.” Jeff gets up and grabs a mic. He calls out Mr. Anderson. Tonight, they will battle!
Video plays showing the tag team match of Austin Aries and Bobby Roode vs. Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez. Daniels and Kaz interfered. Aries and Roode retained. Influence then attacked the tag champions.
Chavo and Hernandez are walking in the back. Chavo doesn’t understand how they lost. Hernandez says it was Daniels and Kaz. He then mentions it is Open Fight Night. Oh, they are going to get their payback.
Music hits and here comes Chavo and Hernandez to the ring.
Chavo has a mic and gets the crowd fired up by asking them how they are doing. Not to cry over spilled milk… but they were robbed. They were cheated out of the tag titles. Not by Aries and Roode, but by someone else. Tonight is about payback. It is Open Fight Night, holmes! They went to Hulk and he added a stipulation. That is, whoever wins will be the #1 Contenders for the TNA Tag Titles. Come on Bad Influence! We are going to kiss your @ss all over here.
Music hits and here comes Kaz-amania and Daniels. Daniels dances his way to the ring and Kaz struts right behind him.
Chavo and Hernadnez vs. Bad Influence to determine the #1 Contenders for the TNA Tag Team Titles
Kaz and Chavo meet in the middle of the ring and Kaz pushes Chavo back to the corner. Kaz backs up, but Chavo does a hiptoss. Chavo continues with the attack as he tags Hernandez. He gets in and body slams Chavo on Kaz. Hernandez continues to attack Kaz, but he gets away and tags Daniels. Hernandez takes Daniels right down to the mat as soon as he gets in. He tags Chavo. They double team Daniels. Daniels backs up in the corner and tells Chavo to get away. Chavo goes toward him and punches him in the face. He whips him in the ropes, but Daniels reverses it. Daniels runs to him, but Chavo lifts him up. Daniels falls right on the outside hitting the back of his head on a beam. Chavo runs in the opposite direction, but Kaz takes him out by lifting the ropes. Kaz enters and here comes Hernandez. Chavo enters and they take Influence down as Daniels gets back in. Chavo and Hernandez meet on the entrance ramp. They fly over the ropes and land on both Kaz and Daniels. Chavo and Daniels are the legal men. Hernandez and Kaz slowly leave the ring as Daniels takes control of the match. He sends Chavo in the corner face first and then hits a stunner/chinbreaker.
Kaz has Chavo down and puts his foot on his torso for a cover. Chavo kicks out. Kaz starts dancing and then gets Chavo up. He twists his arm. Kaz knocks Chavo down. Daniels enters by jumping over the ropes and stomping on his gut. Kaz jumps over the ropes and hits a leg drop. Kaz covers but Chavo kickso ut. Kaz applies a headlock, but Chavo gets out of it. Kaz whips him in the ropes, but Chavo comes back with a hurricanrona. Kaz quickly tags Daniels. Chavo gets up and takes Daniels down. Kaz enters and Chavo takes him down too. He tags Hernandez. Hernandez takes down the same stars and then whips both in the same corner. He runs and does a big splash. Chavo hits the splash in the corner too. Hernandez gets Daniels on his shoulder. Chavo does a suplex to Kaz, but Kaz lands on Hernandez other shoulder. He drops them down. He covers Daniels but he kicks out. Daniels gets up and takes control. He knocks Hernandez down and covers. Kaz holds the legs of his so he can’t kick out but the referee sees. Daniels gets Hernandez up, but Hernandez comes back with a kick in the gut and then a powerbomb. He tags Chavo. Chavo climbs the corner. Kaz runs to him and pushes him off the corner. Daniels covers him but he kicks out. Kaz turns around as he is on the ramp. Hernadnez is behind him and does a battering ram. Kaz falls off into the steel guard rail. Daniels sets Chavo up for the Angel Wings, but he turns and Hernandez jumps over the ropes and takes Daniels down. Chavo climbs the corner and hits the Frog Splash!
Winner and #1 Contenders for the TNA Tag Team Titles: Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez
They celebrate in the ring as their music plays.
The camera is backstage showing a door that has “Women” on it. Taryn Terrell comes out covering her chest. She says it is Open Fight Night and knows who she is going to call out and she knows what she might wear. She closes the door as she goes back to her room.
A little Impact Insta-fact shot is shown on the screen saying that this year’s Lockdown PPV had the largest crowd in TNA history.
A video plays from last week where Brooke Hogan fired and then hired Taryn Terrell. She was a referee but is now an active wrestler!
Taryn Terrell’s music plays and she makes her way down the ramp. She gets in the ring and grabs a mic. She is quite excited. This is her first night as a Knockout. Time to get physical. She can fight whoever she wants. There has been someone who insulted her and mocked her. She is calling out Gail Kim. Kim’s music plays. Taryn continues to call her out. Gail can’t be scared of her. Kim finally comes out and slowly walks down the ramp. She doesn’t look scared. Gail walks off the ramp and around the ring. She asks for a mic. She gets one. She gets in the ring. First off, rookie mistake, Taryn. She is going to call out the best female wrestler that ever lived? Do you really want to embarrass yourself on national TV? Not only did Taryn rub Gail the wrong way… she also rubbed others the wrong way. This person wanted to call Taryn out. This person is a former Knockout Champion. It’s Tara! Tara’s music plays. Jesse is at her side. Tara says she is going to snap her in half. Taryn looks at her. Gail attacks her from behind in the head. Taryn falls to the mat. Tara gets in and joins in on the attack. Gail holds Taryn from behind and Tara kicks her. Music plays and here comes Velvet Sky! Sky runs to the ring. She fights Tara and then Gail. She closelines both of them down. She knocks Tara out of the ring and Gail slides out before Sky could touch her again. Sky’s music hits again as she helps Taryn. Tara, Gail, and Jesse meet on the ramp. They walk backwards away from the ring.
Sky and Taryn are backstage. Sky tells it how it is with Tara and Gail. Sky was attacked by them before. She knows how it feels. She wanted to help out. Taryn starts walking away. She runs around the corner and attacks Tara and Gail as they are walking down the hall. Sky enters and tries to hold Taryn, but she continues fighting.
A Gutcheck video plays. It shows people who were part of the challenge. Do you have the chance? Do you want the opportunity? They all fought for their spot on the TNA roster. You are shown in the ring, on the camera, and on the mic. The ultimate opportunity is closer than you think. It returns next week!
Jeremy Borash is backstage. He introduces Adam Pierce and Magno. These two guys will face off next week. They meet face to face. Who will win?
Sting is walking backstage. He goes to Hulk’s office. There is a guy who stops him. He says Hulk doesn’t want him nearby. Really? Sting’s frustration grew. He knows the guy is dong his job, but he is going to have to find another way. He is getting to that level!!
Video plays that aired earlier tonight where Aces attacked Jeff Hardy, but Team TNA ran to the scene. Jeff made his match with Anderson for later tonight.
Hulk Hogan is backstage in his office. He is talking to Jeff. He tells Jeff that he made his rematch for April 11. If Jeff stood up and beat 3 men, he is willing to fight for this company. He handpicked Bully and cost Jeff the title. He is sorry. Jeff says that is fine. Jeff made many mistakes. Everyone does, but he lives for the present. Jeff will get it back. Hulk tells him to handpick his stipulation for the match. Jeff can’t refuse that. Music plays in the background. It’s Sting’s. Hulk notices and gets up. He says Sting shouldn’t be here.
Sting gets in the ring and grabs a mic. Sting says Bully swerved the whole world. He swerved him. He told Hogan he can trust Bully, but he was wrong. He was all wrong. He needs to be on the same page with someone though to fix it. He is trying to get on the same page, but the guy won’t talk. That’s Hulk Hogan. Since it is Open Fight Night, he is calling him out! Silence roams for a couple seconds, but music plays and it’s Hogan! Hulk comes out with a crutch. He drops it though and continues down the ramp. Hogan isn’t happy. Hogan gets in the ring and walks around Sting. He has a mic.
Sting tells Hogan that he tried to apologize but Hogan didn’t listen. Sting will try again. This will be his third and if he doesn’t accept, things may go nuclear. Hogan told Sting that he soft-shooted the whole thing. Hogan should have followed his gut. Everyone in the company, Dixie and Sting included, went on their way. They wanted to help the relationship with Hulk and Brooke. He made a decision that that ruined this company. He listened to Sting. Sting tells Hogan that he said it. Hogan said he made the decision. Stop pointing fingers. Take accountable. Hogan says he will take credit that he walked Brooke down the aisle and he picked Ray to fight, but he is tired of it. He made the decision. He is tired of Sting and him talking, so get the hell out of my ring, brother! Sting stares at him and then turns. He turns around in Hogan’s face and says, “Make me.” Hogan and Sting drop the mic. Hogan rips his shirt, but guards come out and stop Sting. They push him back. Hogan starts yelling at him. Sting is against the ropes. The guards tell him to go. He leaves the ring and walks backwards up the ramp. Hogan continues to point his figure and yell. Sting grabs the crutch that Hogan left on the ramp. He drops it and continues his way back. He says, “Soon enough” before going through the curtain. Sting walks backstage. The camera follows him as well as the guards.
A video replay shows the Hogan and Sting segment that just occurred.
During the break, cameras were rolling. Sting was walking backstage. Matt Morgan pops out and starts clapping. He calls Sting another Hogan mistake. Sting stops, makes fists with his hands and then let’s them go. Sting continues to walk away.
Mike Tenay, Taz, and Todd Keneley are shown at the commentator’s desk. A video plays talking about AJ Styles. AJ had a bad year or two. He can’t get a TNA World Title match till Bound for Glory. AJ will do his things his way. Taz tries to invite AJ into Aces, but James stops AJ and tells him to straighten up or he will knock his teeth down his throat. AJ has nothing to say.
Music hits and here comes James Storm. He gets in the ring with his cowboy hat and trench coat. He grabs a mic. Two weeks ago, AJ made his big return. It wasn’t the return he was looking for though. Last week, he (Storm) tried to talk to AJ, but he just walked off. Since tonight is Open Fight Night, he thought he would take the time to call out AJ Styles. The crowd claps. Storm stands in the ring and waits. He looks at the referee and he shrugs his shoulders. Storm looks around at the fans. He sees AJ standing on the top of the stairs of a section in the crowd. Storm knows AJ’s head is messed up. Storm was going through the same thing, but he picked himself up. He tells AJ that he needs to do that. There are two ways James tells AJ to do this. They can drink and talk about it in this hand or the other hand is where he will close it to make a fist and fight about it. Either way… the choice is AJ’s! Storm waits. Here comes Wes, Garett, and Doc. They enter the ring and knock Storm down. They put him in the corner and attack him. AJ walks away. Eric Young’s music plays and he runs in the ring. He tries to fight, but they knock him down. Aces still have the upper hand. Kurt’s music hits and he gets in the ring. He attacks Doc. The others come back. Wes and Garett leave the ring. They meet Doc. Kurt gets on the mic. He tells them that they should never run away from him. Shut up and look at him when he talks. They have three and there are three in the ring. Let’s make it a 6 man tag! Aces walk around the ring to get in the corner.
Kurt Angle, James Storm, and Eric Young vs. Aces & 8s (Doc, Wes Brisco, and Garett Bischoff)
Garett and James start. They lock-up but Storm throws Garett in the ropes. He holds onto the ropes. James kicks him in the gut and then whips him in the ropes again. He knocks him down. He brings Garett in the corner. He kicks him in the gut. He brings him to the center of the ring. James tags Young. He enters. They double team Garett. Bischoff is down and Young covers. He kicks out. Young punches Bischoff as he is on the mat. Young bounces off the ropes, but Bischoff pops up and closelines him down. He punches him in the face and then brings him to his corner. He tags Wes. Wes enters and takes Young face first into the corner. He applies a couple shoulder blocks and then whips him in the opposing corner, but Young flips over and lands on the corner. Wes runs to him, but Young hits him. He gets in and runs in the ropes. He knocks Wes down. He covers but Wes kicks out. Young takes Wes face first into the corners and then tags Kurt. Kurt has Wes in the corner and punches him in the face and then kicks him in the gut. Wes slides down in the corner. Kurt kicks his face and then chokes him. He turns and shows what he thinks of Aces with a hand gesture. He turns and whips Wes into the ropes. Kurt takes him down. He tags Young. Young enters and Wes is up. Young punches him in the face and then takes him to the corner. He kicks him in the gut. He takes him out and does a body slam. He drops his elbow on Wes and covers. Wes kicks out. Both get up. Wes whips Young in the ropes. Aces hit Young from behind. He falls down. Wes tags Garett. He enters and attacks Young in the corner. He tags Doc in. Young is fading as Doc goes for the attack.
Wes has Young in a headlock in the middle of the ring. Young is feeding off the crowd. He gets up and then drops down for a chinbreaker. Wes releases it. Young tags James in. James enters and attacks Aces on the apron and then Wes in the ring. Garett runs in and James takes him down again. Doc reaches and punches James and he falls. Garett and Wes get up and attack Storm. Wes tags Doc. He enters and whips him in the corner. Doc runs and smashes him. He then chokes him on the middle rope. Garett gives a small head shot. Doc takes him to the mat and covers. James kicks out. Doc has James sit on the mat and works on the head. He tags Garett. James gets up and fights back. He punches and then runs in the ropes. Bischoff kicks him down. He gets on top and punches him in the face. Garett gets him up and tags Wes. They double team Storm in the corner. Wes whips Bischoff into Storm. Bischoff then whips Storm into Wes. Wes closelines him down. James crawls to the corner. Wes taunts and then gets James up. He does a suplex. He covers. Storm kicks out. Wes applies a headlock.
Storm gets up and punches Wes in the gut. Wes whips Storm’s head back to the mat though. He gets James up and Doc tags in. He takes a shot to Storm’s gut. Storm goes into the corner. Doc continues with the body shots. He gives a headshot and Storm falls. Storm slowly gets up. Doc runs to him, but James kicks him and then elbows him. James runs into the ropes. He comes and knocks Doc down with a shoulder tackle or closeline. James jumps and tags Kurt while Doc tags Wes. Kurt enters and takes Wes down. Garett enters and he takes him down. Doc enters. Kurt does a german suplex to him while Wes gets a belly to belly suplex. Kurt brings Bischoff in for the Angle Slam. He goes to Wes, but D-Lo comes to ringside. Kurt focuses on him. He turns and Bischoff has a chain in his hand. He goes to punch Kurt, but Kurt tackles him and goes for the Ankle Lock. Wes, from behind, does a roll-up. He gets the win.
Winners: Aces & 8s
They all exit the ring before Kurt can get his hands on them. They meet D-Lo in the crowd. Storm and Young meet Kurt in the ring. Aces are shown in the crowd. When you join Aces, you never walk alone!
Bully Ray, Devon, and Mr. Anderson are in the clubhouse. They have beers and cling to Bischoff, Wes, and Doc. They go to drink, but Devon says they can’t forget D-Lo. Bully agrees. And to D-Lo. Ray tells Anderson that Hardy has the balls tonight to call out Aces. Ken knows. He can’t take it. He is going to destroy Jeff before he can get to April 11th. Ken starts hitting the table. Beers start flying. Bully grabs his title. Ken has the ball peen hammer and starts hitting the table and objects around him. Ray starts to laugh but says he loves this. Ken is fired up. He leaves. Devon tells Ray that he is glad he isn’t Jeff.
A video package showcases the new X-Division rules. It also showcases Kenny King and his title defense last week. King won but isn’t too happy about the new format.
Jeremy Borash is backstage. He promotes TNA’s One Night Only PPV event. He shows Sonjay Dutt and and tells him that he has to win two men in order to get another shot against Kenny King for the X-Divsision Title. Those two men are Mason Andrews and Petey Williams!
Mike Tenay, Todd Keneley, and Taz are shown at the commentator’s desk. They announce the matches coming in two weeks. They go back to a video package from TNA Lockdown. It was Bully vs. Jeff in a Steel Cage for the TNA World Title. Hulk gave Bully a pep-talk. He told Ray to make sure people remember him no matter what happens. Aces enter the ring. Bully turns on Jeff and attacks him with Aces. He is the President of Aces & 8s. He is the TNA World Champion. A video plays from earlier tonight where Jeff Hardy hit Anderson but Aces ran in and attacked him. Jeff issued the challenge to Ken. That match is now.
Jeff Hardy’s music plays and he comes to the ring. He taunts from the corners. Aces & 8s music plays and he comes through the crowd. He makes his way to ringside. He drinks a bottle of water and then smashes the plastic. He gets in the ring.
Jeff Hardy vs. Mr. Anderson
The bell sounds and they go right after each other but Jeff kicks Ken back into the corner. Ken fights back and has Jeff in another corner. He whips him in the corner. Ken runs to him, but Jeff pops up and does a hurricanrona and Ken goes through the ropes to the outside. Jeff gets on the apron. He jumps and falls right on Ken. Jeff gets him up and takes him face first to the apron. He gets in the ring to stop the count. He goes to Ken, but he trips Jeff and he falls right into the steel steps. He rolls on the apron. Ken gets up and walks to Jeff. He chokes him on the second rope. He walks back up the ramp. Jeff gets up. Jeff runs to him, but Jeff does a back body drop. Ken gets up and Jeff kicks him in the gut.
Anderson has Jeff down and is working on the arm. As he has him down, footage plays showing what happened during the break. Ken reversed the Twist of Fate into an Alabama Slam. Back to the action right now. Jeff tries to fight back, but Ken has the arm locked. Jeff gets to his feet and punches Ken in the face. He whips Ken in the corner. He runs to Ken, but Ken kicks him in the face and then does an armbreaker. He covers but Jeff kicks out. Ken stays on his knees. He gets up and kicks Jeff in the back and on the arm. He works on the arm again with a lock. He twists and turn sit. Jeff gets to his feet and punches Ken in the face again. He does an armdrag. Both stand and Ken punches Jeff in the face. Jeff punches back. They exchange punches. Jeff blocks one and does a multiple set. He goes to whip Ken, but Ken reverses it. Jeff comes back and knocks Ken down and then does the double leg drop to the gut through the legs and then the low dropkick. The two combo move set. He covers but Ken kicks out. He puts Ken in the corner. Ken is able to reverse the whip. Jeff, in the corner, has Kenny run toward him, but Jeff kicks him in the face. He falls. Jeff climbs to the middle rope and falls down with a leg drop. He covers. Ken kicks out. Both get up. Ken is able to lift Jeff on his shoulder and does a senton roll. He covers. Jeff kicks out. Both get up. Jeff climbs the corner. He goes for a Whisper in the Wind, but Ken elbows him in the head. He covers 3 times but nothing Jeff kicks out all three. He can’t take it anymore. All of a sudden, Earl Hebner goes down. He must have got hit. Ken grabs the ball peen hammer from Garett who is at ringside. Ken goes to swing it, but Jeff ducks. He does a Twist of Fate. He grabs the hammer and Earl gets up and turns. He doesn’t know what to believe. Jeff doesn’t care. He swings it right into the gut of Ken. He then hits Garett in the gut with it who is on the apron.
Winner by DQ: Mr. Anderson
Jeff goes to the outside, looks under the ring, and grabs a chair. He goes to the apron as Ken is crawling away. He hits Ken with the chair and then sets him up on the ropes. Jeff sets the chair up and then runs, jumps on the chair and lands on Ken. Ken falls and then rolls in the ring. Jeff goes to the outside again and grabs a table. He sets it up in the ring. He then grabs a ladder from under the ring. He sets it up. He goes to Ken, but Ken hits Jeff and goes for a suplex through the table, but Jeff stops him, and hits the Twist of Fate. He puts Ken on the table. Jeff climbs the ladder. Just then, Bully enters, takes Ken off the table and lifts the table up to tip it over. They leave. Ray takes the title and leaves with Ken through the crowd. Jeff has a mic. He has made up his mind. It will be tables, ladders, chairs, stairs… Corpus Christi… Full Metal Mayhem! Bully’s mouth drops as he looks on. Jeff taunts from the ladder as the crowd fades.
WWE Spoils SmackDown Segment with Ryback & Henry Posted by Steve Carrier on 03/27/2013 at 09:00 AM
- As we've noted, Mark Henry and Ryback competed in a weight-lifting competition at last night's SmackDown tapings to hype their WrestleMania 29 match.
WWE's website has spoiled the segment and announced that Henry and Ryback broke the NFL record for 225-pound bench press with 53 repetitions each. The previous record of 51 reps was set by Justin Ernest at the 1999 NFL Combine.
WWE also revealed that before Ryback could break the new record with 54 reps, Henry attacked him and pushed the bar down on his neck.
- We've noted before how WWE was in negotiations with former Divas to return at
WrestleMania 29 but we likely won't see any returns because the two sides
couldn't agree on contracts. It was reported that some Divas in WWE pushed for
Maria Kanellis to be taken out of the WrestleMania match plans. Word now is that
the former Divas who were in negotiations to return are the ones that pushed for
Maria to be taken out of the plans. No word yet on which Diva requested it but
apparently they were upset at some comments she made after leaving WWE.
TNA Wrestler and Aces and 8's leader Bully Ray sat down for an interview with
Jim Varsallone of The Miami Herald on a number of issues. In the interview,
Bully teases the possibility of more members in the Aces and 8's.
an update to an earlier post, TNA Knockout Madison Rayne and her husband has
revealed the gender of their child. The couple is expecting a baby girl. We also
that Madison may be returning to Impact after having her child, opposed to
retiring. Madison has said that she will return to the company if their is still
a place for her. She teased that she would like to hold the role 'Knockout VP
Incharge', which is currently held by Brooke Hogan. Madison breifly held the
role in 2011, before being demoted by the then General Manager Sting.
- As noted earlier, Ric Flair had to leave RAW this evening and
was briefly hospitalized before heading home to a hospital in Charlotte. Flair
was sent to the hospital for complications from a blood clot. Flair didn't
wrestle for All Japan back in January due to a blood clot in his leg.
WWE medical staff took a look at Flair's leg this afternoon and
immediately made the decision to pull him off the show and send him to the
hospital. Flair was examined at the hospital and advised to return home to
Charlotte for further treatment.
Flair was scheduled for a segment with
Bret Hart and Jerry Lawler that would have seen them discuss John Cena vs. The
Rock at WrestleMania 29.
We have two RAWs left before Wrestlemania, and the WWE really has to step up
their game. The Rock will be there tonight, so I would expect the Rock/Cena
program to get the majority of the attention tonight. Sit back and enjoy!
Heyman to Punk: TOUCHDOWN
CM Punk came out with Paul Heyman carrying the urn. Heyman threw a pass with
the urn to Punk in the ring from the apron. Punk said everyone says the
Undertaker can’t be beaten at Wrestlemania. They say no one can stop the
Deadman. But Punk said “they” don’t know what they are talking about. But they
are irrelevant. Punk said everything should have ended at last year’s
Wrestlemania, with Undertaker, HHH and Shawn Michaels walking into the sunset.
But Taker had to come out on Punk’s show and point at his sign. Punk said the
urn means nothing to him and threw it on the ground. He said he knows he will
beat The Streak and he has something Taker wants. And Taker is at a
psychological disadvantage. Punk said Taker could have fought any other man and
had his Streak continue, but he had to choose Punk. And Punk is the one to end
the Streak. Punk said at Wrestlemania, the Undertaker’s perfect record will Rest
Suddenly the lights went out and Taker went to town on Punk, landing multiple
punches in the corner before Punk escaped with the urn.
Segment Analysis: Very strong opening. Punk made up for kind
of a weak promo from last week. Punk sounds confident when he speaks about
breaking The Streak. And Taker, in the limited time he was out there, looked
good and in wrestling shape. Of course, there is a difference between landing
some punches and working a 20 minute match, but it looked promising.
Survey Says: 4/5
Oh NOW You Want To Build The Undercard Of Wrestlemania
Fandango came out for a match, but Chris Jericho came out and jumped him.
Jericho got the upper hand and Fandango bailed. Great way to give heat to a
match that needed it.
Dolph Ziggler came out for a match against Chris Jericho. Jericho had the
upper hand early before Ziggler caught him with a kick to the chest. Jericho
grabbed Ziggler’s legs and he went for the Walls, but Ziggler pushed him away.
Ziggler caught a Y2J elbow and then a crossbody for two. Dolph had control back
from break with a headlock. Jericho countered with a nearfall but got back up
and ate a dropkick. Dolph hit a splash in the corner then applied an abdominal
stretch. Jericho got out with a hip toss. Dolph missed a splash and Jericho went
to work. He hit a top rope double axe handle then a running bulldog. Big E got
on the apron and ate a Jericho dropkick, but the distraction allowed Dolph to
hit a DDT for two. Jericho grabbed the ropes to block the ZigZag, and Jericho
applied the Walls of Jericho. Ziggler tapped out.
After the match Big E took out Jericho with his finisher. Fandango came out
after and did a brief dance over Jericho then attacked him. He hit a flying leg
drop off the top rope then said his name.
Segment Analysis: Well, how do you build up to a match that
had little heat in two weeks? That is how you do it. Good showing by Fandango
and this little mini feud has some legs. Another strong match between Dolph and
Jericho as well. Survey Says: 3.5/5
Backstage Matt Striker asked Sheamus about what happened last Friday on
Smackdown. Suddenly, The Shield attacked. Randy Orton came in with a chair but
was eventually stopped. Big Show finally came in to even the odds and The Shield
Mark Henry made quick work of the Usos. He hit World’s Strongest Slams on
both of them and then a splash.
The Mid-Card Champ Didn’t Job? What Show Is This???
Alberto del Rio vs Antonio Cesaro. After Del Rio released an armbar, Cesaro
caught Del Rio with an uppercut. Del Rio came back with some clotheslines and a
tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Zeb Colter came out and distracted Del Rio. Cesaro
caught Del Rio with a knee then a headbutt. Del Rio crotched Cesaro on the
turnbuckle then hit a superplex. Suddenly, Jack Swagger attacked Ricardo and
beat on his broken ankle some more. Del Rio made the save and brawled with
Swagger through the crowd. Del Rio was counted out. Del Rio attacked Cesaro and
applied the crossarmbreaker after the match.
Segment Analysis: While other feuds are gaining steam headed
into Wrestlemania, this one seems to be losing some. The crowd just isn’t that
into ADR, and they are using Ricardo to get some sympathy heat for him. Del Rio
has really dropped off as a face after a promising start. Survey Says:
More A.J.? Works For Me!
Team Hell No vs the Prime Time Players. Bryan and Kane dominated O’Neil early
on. Darren Young came in but Bryan and Kane hit a double hip toss. Bryan hit a
handful of kicks until Dolph, Big E and A.J. came out on the ramp. Young hit a
belly-to-belly on Bryan. Bryan ducked a clothesline and hit one of his own on
Young then tagged in Kane. Kane hit a couple of boots to Young’s face then a
sideslam for two. Titus broke up the count but then was thrown to the outside
where he ate a Daniel Bryan flying knee. Kane hit a chokeslam on Young for the
Match Analysis: Nothing too exciting here. Match was okay.
Cole calling the Tag Title “prestigious” at the end there was kind of funny.
Survey Says: 2/5
A Short HHH Promo???
After a video package Triple H came out. He said Brock Lesnar is a destroyer
and can end anyone’s career in the ring. But he has had a 20 year career where
he has fought every night like his life depended on it. He said he feels no
pressure being backed into a corner. HHH said Brock should fight like his career
is on the line. He’s not there to fight at Wrestlemania, he is there to kick
Brock Lesnar’s ass. Wade Barrett came out during HHH’s exit for his match. He
stared down HHH then HHH kicked him below the belt.
Segment Analysis: Short and to the point. I could live with
that. But what was the point of the whole Wade Barrett thing??? That is why HHH
is terrible as a face. Survey Says: 2.5/5
From One Bad Face To Another…
Miz came out to fight Wade Barrett. Miz hit a couple of atomic drops and
Barrett bailed after both, still selling the effects of HHH’s kick. Barrett
finally got the upper hand with a knee, then a couple of knees to the gut in the
corner. Miz regained control with a backbreaker. Barrett countered the
neckbreaker but Miz tossed him over the top rope. He hit an axehandle off the
apron. Barrett had control back from break after tossing Miz into the apron
during commercial. Barrett caught Miz with a knee. Miz started fighting back. He
hit his corner clothesline then a top rope axe handle. Miz charged at Barrett
but he went right into the Winds of Change slam for two. Miz went for a Figure
Four but Barrett countered into a pin for two. Barrett hit a kick to the head.
Miz ducked a Bullhammer elbow, and Barrett ended up crotched on the ropes. Miz
applied the Figure Four, and Barrett tapped out.
Segment Analysis: Not a bad match. It seemed obvious Miz was
picking up the win with what happened earlier. But similar to ADR, Miz is just
not getting over as a face. I don’t get the crowd chanting “boring” during the
match. It wasn’t that bad. Looks like we are getting these two again at
Wrestlemania. Survey Says: 3/5
Backstage, Kane and Bryan argued that they other wasn’t over A.J. Kaitlyn was
randomly standing there and called A.J. crazy, who was behind her. A.J. attacked
The Shield made quick work of The Great Khali, Zack Ryder and Justin Gabriel.
They hit a Triple Power Bomb on Great Khali after the match. Randy Orton and
Sheamus came out. As they were walking down the ramp, Big Show came in through
the crowd. All three took it to The Shield. The Shield retreated. Looks like Big
Show joining Sheamus and Orton is “official.”
Chris Jericho said Vickie Guerrero made Jericho/Fandango official at
The Rhodes Scholars defeated Tensai and Brodus Clay. The Bellas and
Naomi/Cameron fought on the outside during the match.
Ryback beat 3MB. He hit a pretty impressive Shell Shocked with Jinder Mahal
and Heath Slater both on his shoulders.
A.J. beat Kaitlyn via countout. Kaitlyn missed a Spear on the outside and
went right into the barricade.
Stop Teasing “The Turn” Already…
The Legends for the Rock/Cena Panel: Booker T, Mick Foley, Dusty Rhodes and
Bret Hart. mMick Foley asked John Cena if he is ready to live with the possible
regret of losing to The Rock again at Wrestlemania. Cena said win or lose, it
will change the face of the WWE forever. If he wins he gets redemption. Cena
said if he loses he will be like Donovan McNabb. Despite being the best QB to
ever play for the Eagles, he still gets booed because he didn’t win the big one.
He rambled on some more. Rock said when he was 23 he was broke and got his
mattress out of a dumpster. Then he tore his ACL and when he came back, asked
them to give him a mic. Cena became the youngest WWE Champ ever, then lost to
Austin. Rock rambled too.
Bret Hart asked what changed between them and why it doesn’t seem like there
is any bad blood. Rock said Cena took his loss like a man, and in 13 days we
will see how Rock handles his. Booker asked Cena why he is going to beat The
Rock at Mania. Cena said because he has too. Rock said to wipe his ass with
that. Cena said Rock didn’t beat him, he beat himself. Cena said he made one
mistake, and he knows he is better than The Rock. Rock said to quote another
legend, to be the man, you have to beat the man. And Cena will never be the
Dusty said Wrestlemania is about winning or losing. Dusty asked them what
they really want. Cena said he wants to win the big one and dominate The Rock.
And Rock will realize that he is better, and hand him a loss so devastating that
it will effect him the rest of his life. Rock said the day after Mania, he will
still be WWE Champ and Cena will be eating some Fruity Pebbles. Rock wanted Cena
to prove him wrong, right now. Both men stared each other down. Cena did the
“You Can’t See Me” then went for an AA. Rock got out and hit a Rock Bottom. The
show ended with Cena looking dejected in the ring and Rock standing tall on the
Segment Analysis: That didn’t start off very well. The way
that first question was going made it look like this segment was going to suck.
But both men picked up their intensity at the end. And despite no one believing
it, Cena sold pretty well that losing to the Rock last year has haunted him
forever. It was a strong showing by Cena, who again continues to tease a
possible heel turn. At this point, I think the WWE is just baiting us with it to
try to get us to believe it is happening. I would still put it at less than 50%,
but they are doing a good job of making us believe it will happen. Was that
enough to get me into this match? Not yet. They have one week. Survey
I thought that was a strong episode of RAW. The WWE needed to do something to
get people caring about the ENTIRE Wrestlemania card, and they did a good job of
doing that here. The Taker/Punk opening was great. And Taker looked like he was
ready to go at Mania, which was an encouraging sign. They did a GREAT job of
getting some heat and intensity into the Jericho/Fandango program. In one week
they made it seem like a big deal. Ryback and Mark Henry got a decent build.
They did a good job of convincing us that Sheamus, Randy Orton and Big Show can
be a cohesive unit. But I still think Orton is turning at Mania. The last job
did a good job of adding some heat to the Rock/Cena program that was on hiatus
for two weeks. It was a good job by the WWE building to the biggest show of the
year. Two good matches as well. I’m giving it an 8.
The TNA Gut Check Challenge returns! Voting begins April 4 | CONTEST INFO
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Former TNA Wrestler turned MMA Fighter Bobby Lashley recently spoke with The Bolin Alley podcast hosted by Chris Bolin. The subject of TNA and Bellator's cross-promotion came up and Lashley revealed, while being somewhat vague on the subject that he has been contacted by TNA, Bellator or both about a possible singing. Lashley said:
"We've had talks, we've had talks. We're still having talks. Until those talks come into producing, then it's just talking."
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
Ik ben een man en woon in Dworp (Belgie) en mijn beroep is .
Ik ben geboren op 05/06/1989 en ben nu dus 30 jaar jong.
Mijn hobby's zijn: Worstelen en films.
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