- Here is the final card for tonight's WWE WrestleMania 29
pay-per-view from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Remember to
join us at 6pm EST for live coverage beginning with the pre-show.
WWE Championship Match The Rock (c) vs. John Cena
World Heavyweight Championship Match Alberto Del
Rio (c) vs. Jack Swagger
WWE Tag Team Championship
Match Kane and Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler and Big E
No Holds Barred Match with Triple H's Career On The
Line Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H Shawn Michaels will be in Triple
CM Punk vs. The Undertaker
Sheamus, Big Show and
Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns
Fandango vs. Chris Jericho
Brodus Clay, Tensai,
Cameron and Naomi vs. Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow and The Bella Twins
Pre-show WWE Intercontinental Title Match Wade
Barrett (c) vs. The Miz
Thanks to our correspondents Jamie and Aaron Pegram, who are live
at Madison Square Garden.
- Terry Funk is out first to induct Mick
Foley. Funk says Foley is the reason he's a wrestling fan and he loves him like
an ugly brother. Foley comes out a nice reaction from the crowd.
was holding up a big "applause" sign in the front row when Foley came out. Foley
talks about his famous Hell In a Cell match and how wrestlers didn't like his
style but recognized his passion. Foley gives a shout-out to Damien Sandow.
Foley thanks The Undertaker and says Taker put him on the map. He jokes about
hoping that Taker never uses Twitter. He also thanks Triple H, Shane Douglas and
Foley's speech goes well over 30 minutes. Foley talks about
never pinning Chris Jericho. Jericho comes to the stage, Foley drops an elbow on
him and CM Punk comes up to count the 3 count. This was described as an awesome
moment and the crowd went nuts for it. Foley says this induction is his greatest
moment ever. Foley's speech ends with Santa Claus coming out. Aaron described
this as the best Hall of Fame speech he's seen.
- Stephanie McMahon is
out next to induct Trish Stratus. Stephanie debuts some new theme music.
Stephanie talks about Trish's RAW main event with Lita and says Trish's segments
with her were some of the McMahon family's favorites. Stephanie says Trish
always made people feel how they wanted to feel. She teases that Trish may have
another WrestleMania match in her future. Stephanie thanks Trish for all she has
done and introduces her.
Trish comes out and gives props to Stephanie
McMahon. Trish reads off a very long list of names and thanks them. She pokes
fun at how she wrestled early in her career and says she hopes everyone was
Stratusfied with her career. She mentions Gail Kim, Beth Phoenix, Jazz, Lita,
Mickie James, Tara and a bunch of other former Divas. She also gives props to
Finlay for his work with the Divas. She pulls out a gift from Jim Ross, the pen
she signed her WWF contract with, and makes a reference to "get the F out so the
pandas won't get pissed off." There was a moment where Trish told Lita she loves
her and Lita looked to get emotional. She thanked Vince McMahon for what she
learned from him. Trish's speech also goes long. She talks about retiring so she
could spend time with her mom, who was diagnosed with cancer, but is now free of
the disease. She shouts out her husband Ron and he get booed out of the
building. Trish jokingly says the fans are mean and then they start to cheer for
her husband. She announces a shocker - she's pregnant. She's due in September.
- Stevie Ray is out next to induct his brother and former tag team
partner Booker T. Stevie talks about how when Booker was in prison, he always
stayed up to date on wrestling and they would talk about it when Stevie visited
him. Aaron believes Stevie Ray's speech may be better than the others, very good
and emotional, he says. Stevie says his brother overcame the odds and is now a
Booker T comes out next and is met with a loud "Thank You
Booker" chant. Booker is humbled and thanks the fans for letting him be a part
of their lives. Aaron says Booker may have got the biggest pop yet. Booker T
tells a story about Psycho Sid getting him to join WCW. He mentions the late
Sherri Martel and says she gave legitimacy to the team of Harlem Heat. Booker
says they weren't a real tag team until she came along. Booker talks more about
WCW and coming to WWE. He said he never forgot when Linda McMahon told him, "we
got you now." He tells a story about The Undertaker telling him to feel his
first WrestleMania. Booker thanks Sting. Booker shouts out his wife Sharmell and
says he would marry her a thousand times. He jokingly told the crowd they better
not boo her like they did Trish Stratus' husband Ron. Booker says he takes his
place in immortality tonight and asks if we can dig that, sucka. Booker ends it
with a spinarooni.
- Extra TV host Maria Menounos is out to induct Bob
Backlund. She talks about Backlund's career and how she's been a big fan. Aaron
says she really seems to be a huge fan of Backlund. She also talked about how
fit Backlund is. Some of the fans start to boo and "WHAT?" Menounos after her
speech drags, according to Aaron.
Aaron notes that the crowd is getting
restless it seems. Aaron also says Backlund is rare form. Backlund rambles on
and talks about Mr. H (Triple H) needing to sign an amateur wrestler. Vince
McMahon ends up coming out to pull Backlund off the stage because he was going
"insane" and his mic was cut off.
- Vince McMahon inducts Donald Trump
next. The crowd boos Trump's name. Vince talks about how important Trump has
been to WrestleMania and calls him an institution. Vince endorses himself and
then Trump for President. Said Vince, "I like to think of myself as a handsome
elderly gentleman. But I'm one of the ugliest bald men in the world." Vince says
getting shaved by Trump was one of his most embarrassing moments ever.
Donald Trump comes out and gets booed heavily. The boos continue for
Trump and his family, except his daughter. Trump says he wants to break
pay-per-view records and challenges Vince to a match at WrestleMania 30. Trump
kept his speech short.
- A John Cena Make-A-Wish video is shown and gets
one of the biggest boos of the night.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger is out
next to induct Bruno Sammartino. Arnold is happy to be here and full of jokes
tonight. Arnold jokes about lifting 400lbs. recently - lifting NJ Governor Chris
Christie out of a chair. Arnold talks about his friend Bruno.
Sammartino comes out to huge chants of "Bruno" and an ovation from the crowd. He
talks about his childhood and having to deal with Nazis in Italy. Aaron notes
that Bruno is a great storyteller. He also talks about his mother and his wife.
Bruno says he never took aspirin or painkillers. He's a tough guy and still
trains 6 days a week. Bruno credits MSG for helping him headline. He owes all of
his success to the fans. He closes the speech and gets emotional, saying he's
nothing without the fans.
WWE Smackdown Results April 5, 2013 Washington, DC/East Rutherford, New Jersey Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The Smackdown video plays, and we’re brought into the arena in Washington, DC. Josh Mathews is on commentary alongside WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler.
Ryback vs. Primo and Epico w/ Rosa Mendes
They show a video of Michael Cole and John “Bradshaw” Layfield at WrestleMania Axxess in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Primo starts off with a side headlock, but Ryback whips him off and shoulder blocks him down. They hit the ropes, and Primo leaps at him, but Ryback counters with a powerslam. Epico is tagged in, and he’s brought into the ring the hard way. Ryback chops the chest and sends him to the opposite corner. Ryback runs into a boot, but he soon comes back with a military press slam. Ryback sends him into the ropes, but Epico holds on and dropkicks him into the ropes. Primo is tagged in, and he drops Ryback with a springboard dropkick. Primo kicks away at him and tags in Epico. Epico kicks him down and pins for a no count. Epico applies a chin lock, but Ryback powers up and hits a backpack jawbreaker. Primo is tagged in, and Ryback takes him down with some elbows. Ryback hits a back body drop and goes for a spinebuster, but Epico sweeps his legs. They send Ryback into the ropes, but he takes them down with a double spear. Ryback signals for the end, and he drops them with an impressive double Shell Shock for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Ryback Match Rating: ¼ *
Ryback will take on Mark Henry at WrestleMania XXIX.
They show a replay of Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter beating Alberto Del Rio down on RAW with some crutches. We’ll hear from Del Rio later tonight.
Sean “Diddy” Combs will perform at WrestleMania XXIX. They show Mr. McMahon’s office, which you can visit if you have the VIP Package for WrestleMania Axxess. JBL and Michael Cole talk about the Sandy Relief Charity event.
Video Package: Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar
They show a life size statue of Andre The Giant at Axxess. They show some Hall of Famers doing autograph signings around the arena. They then talk about the Hall of Fame class going in this year.
Video Package: Bruno Sammartino’s WWE Hall of Fame induction video.
Jack Swagger will take on Kofi Kingston in tonight’s main event. A video will highlight Fandango, next.
They show footage of Fandango dancing at the WrestleMania Press Conference yesterday at Radio City Music Hall. They then show footage of Fandango attacking Chris Jericho after his match against Antonio Cesaro on RAW. Fandango will take on Chris Jericho at WrestleMania XXIX in his first match ever.
Video Package: The Shield vs. Randy Orton, Sheamus, and Big Show
They show footage of the brawl that broke out in the crowd with The Shield and Randy Orton, Big Show, and Sheamus from last Friday’s Smackdown.
Tons of Funk will be in action, next.
Tons of Funk’s music hits, but it is Team Rhodes Scholars and the Bella Twins dressed up as them. Damien Sandow mentions that it’s been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In some cases that is true, but the only reason they’re treating the crowd to this spoof is to illustrate the lunacy and ridiculousness that is Tons of Funk. Cody Rhodes says they are much better looking and better dancers than those belligerent behemoths. Sandow says whether the crowd can appreciate satire remains to be seen, Brodus Clay, Sweet T, and those low rent cheerleaders don’t belong in the same ring as them. Rhodes says they are attractions for a petting zoo. They should leave the entertaining up to the professionals. Sandow says they’ll outshine them and put an end to their dog and pony show for good at WrestleMania. The Bella Twins then say, “You’re welcome!”
The real Tons of Funk make their way to the ring, and they don’t look too happy at all. They Funkadactyls charge the ring and attack the Bella Twins. Brodus Clay and Sweet T then take out Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes. Tons of Funk then dances in the ring.
They show the WrestleMania Superstore and mention that it’s open all weekend.
Highlight Video: The WrestleMania XXIX Press Conference from Radio City Music Hall
Video Package: Undertaker vs. CM Punk
Jack Swagger will take on Kofi Kingston later tonight.
They show some of the NXT matches that have taken place at WrestleMania Axxess.
Video Package: Donald Trump’s WWE Hall of Fame video
They show the John Cena audio booth where you can rap his theme song. Cole accuses JBL of having done that attraction.
Replay: John Cena’s entire promo from Monday Night RAW is shown. They then show The Rock’s entire promo from that same RAW.
Jack Swagger will take on Kofi Kingston, next.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio is with Renee Young on the floor of WrestleMania Axxess. They show footage of Swagger’s attack from Monday Night RAW. Del Rio says it’s a good thing he’s at Axxess and not at Smackdown tonight. He still has the marks on his back. He can barely wait the forty-eight hours until the event. It’s not about politics. It’s about the championship. It doesn’t matter if you’re a real American, German, or Mexican. It’s about all the countries coming together. After WrestleMania, he’ll be proud to say that he’ll still be the World Heavyweight Champion.
Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter vs. Kofi Kingston
They circle the ring and lock up. Swagger powers him to the corner and goes for a cheap shot, but Kingston ducks. Kingston punches away at him in the corner until the referee backs him up. They circle the ring again and lock up. Swagger wrenches the arm, but Kingston twists out. Kingston goes for an arm drag, but Swagger counters into a wristlock. Swagger hits an arm drag and applies another overhead wristlock. Kingston fights up and hits an arm drag of his own. Swagger goes into the ropes, and Kingston hits him with a back elbow. Kingston kicks him in the face, but Swagger pushes him to the corner. Swagger then runs into a pendulum kick. Kingston hits a springboard clothesline for a one count. Swagger gets out of the ring to recover.
We come back from the break to see Kingston trapped in a double arm lock. During the break, Swagger dropped him with a big boot. Kingston fights up, but Swagger clubs him down. Swagger knees away at him in the corner before taking him down with a snapmare. Swagger goes back to work on the arms. Kingston fights up and head-butts out. Swagger pushes him to the corner, but he runs into a back elbow. Kingston rolls under a big boot and hits some chops. Kingston hits a dropkick and a goes for a leaping clothesline, but Swagger catches him. Kingston tries to counter with a rollup, but Swagger stops him. Kingston then takes him down with a monkey flip. Kingston goes for the SOS, but Swagger shoves him to the corner. Swagger goes for a Swagger Bomb, but Kingston gets his legs up. Kingston hits a springboard splash for a near fall. Swagger quickly takes him down with a waistlock slam. Swagger puts him on the top rope and goes for a superplex, but Kingston fights him off. Kingston goes for a cross-body, but Swagger catches him. Swagger goes for the Gutwrench Powerbomb, but Kingston counters into the SOS for a near fall. Zeb Colter gets on the apron for a distraction, and Swagger takes Kingston down with a shoulder to the knee. Swagger then applies the Patriot Lock for the win.
Winner by Submission: Jack Swagger Match Rating: * ¼
Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter stand in the ring with their hands over their hearts. Swagger will face Alberto Del Rio for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXIX.
Update On RVD: Attends WWE Hall Of Fame Today, 12:53 AM Posted by Darren Grett in Latest TNA Wrestling News & Rumors The fight network's Arda Ocal posted a blurry picture of RVD attending the WWE hall of fame via his twitter account
"RVD just showed up to the #WWEHoF..... Sorry for the blurry pic. pic.twitter.com/hUspazTuLS"
while this could simply be Rob attending the event and visiting with friends, it can also be used to fuel speculation that he is returning to the WWE.
Rob Van Dam joined the VOC
Nation Radio podcast show recently and teased a return to TV. He
"The reason that I’ve been really quiet as far as my (TNA) contract
goes, the people that really don’t know, really don’t know. The only person that
knows is me," Van Dam said on the this week. "I do have plans to return very
soon and wrestle on TV, and it won’t be with any (independent) promotions. I
will be wrestling with either TNA or WWE very soon."
Ray Interview: Talks Getting Into Better Shape, Homophobic Slur And
TNA Wrestler Bully Ray recently spoke to
Newsday on a number of subjects including getting
into better shape, his recent homophobic slur rant, Aces & 8's and
On getting into better ring shape:
"I knew I had to
reinvent myself, get a new name, and get in the best condition of my life," said
Bully Ray, 41. "It's been a lot of work, but I really did it the old fashion
way, and lost almost 100 pounds. I got up in the morning, did cardio. I ate five
to six meals a day. I drank a gallon of water. I lifted weights in the
afternoon. I was just really careful about what I did and really diligent about
getting to the gym every single day."
recent homophobic slur caught on video:
"It wasn't like I
was using those worlds in a hateful, bashing way. But I guess in the world we
live in today, we can't use those words. It was a little bit eye-opening for me.
That was a different time and a different place and you can't get away with that
stuff now," he said. "People weren't as sensitive as they are now. The world was
less politically correct."
On his big Aces &
"Basically what you
got was the ending of the movie 'The Sixth Sense' when they go back and they
show you how everything unfolded in front of your eyes but you never realized
it," Bully Ray said. "I'm proud of the fact that we were able to pull off such a
compelling storyline where people totally got themselves involved with
everything that went on. To get that reaction that I got at Lockdown is almost
impossible to do in pro wrestling today."
TNA Impact Wrestling Results Jonesboro, AR (ASU Convocation Center) April 4, 2013 Commentators: Mike Tenay, Taz, & Todd Keneley Report by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Week #2 from Jonesboro, AR opens up with highlights from last week and then inside the arena Aces & Eights make their way down to the ring. Mr. Anderson is carrying a vest and D-Lo has a big envelope, Bully Ray is nowhere to be found. Anderson calls the fans “douche bags” and then says he has a very special package while holding up the vest. Anderson says that when AJ Styles needed TNA the most they turned their backs on him so the “cut” he’s holding is for AJ. Anderson says he hopes AJ makes the right decision and then Devon grabs the microphone. Devon says the envelope is for Brooke and when Bully brings Brooke out to the ring later he guarantees it will give a new meaning to “a changed relationship.” D-Lo says he was given a gift and holds up an envelope. He says that letter was from TNA and it was a notice of termination from TNA. A “You got fired” chant starts and he says that after all his years of hard work he deserved more than that letter. He says he knows there are TNA officials in the back and he wants one of them to come out and TELL him why he deserved to be fired.
Kurt Angle’s music hits and he walks onto the stage. Angle says he has something to say and if he’s going to say it he’s going to do it to his face. Angle gets in the ring and says “this is how I truly feel” and then he takes D-Lo down and starts laying into him. Aces & Eights jump Angle and then Samoa Joe, Magnus, EY, & Joseph Park hit the ring and a huge brawl ensues. The TNA group chases Aces & Eights off and Tenay hypes up the “10-Man War” for later which will pit those TNA wrestlers against 5 of Aces & Eights.
In the back Joey Ryan approaches Brooke Hogan and he offers her a favor. Brooke tells him that technically she’s already married and she already told him no, but he says it’s not THAT kind of favor. He says that Brooke just fired the Knockouts Referee and she needs someone to fill in tonight and he’s perfect. Joey says he’s even wearing a zebra print thong and offers to show her while unbuckling his pants. Brooke stops him and agrees to let him referee the match. She tells him that he can’t touch the girls.
Tara & Gail Kim w/Jesse vs. Velvet Sky & Taryn Terrell Special Referee: Joey Ryan
Joey Ryan starts checking the knockouts for “foreign objects” in a priceless moment. Joey even checked Terrell’s knee pads despite the fact that she isn’t wearing any. As Velvet screams at Joey for rubbing on her Tara attacks her from behind and then chokes her in the ropes. Tara chops Velvet and then whips her into the ropes and attempts a clothesline, but Velvet ducks and hits a series of clotheslines of her own. Velvet then gets Tara in a side headlock and Joey starts checking to make sure Velvet isn’t choking Tara, but then moves his arms up her arms and starts massaging Velvet. Velvet releases Tara and argues with Joey allowing Tara to tag in Gail. Velvet realizes it and tags Terrell and then Gail hides behind Joey before tagging back out to Tara. Tara swings at Terrell but she ducks and then catches Tara in a backslide but Joey was too busy staring at their “backsides” to make a count. Terrell then rolls Tara up and again was distracted by Terrell’s backside. Terrell trips Tara up flips over into a bridge with Joey still staring. Terrell gets Gail in an armlock and Velvet tags herself back in. Velvet & Terrell whip Tara into the ropes and connect with a Double Shoulder Block. Terrell & Velvet then blow a kiss to Tara before hitting the old Beautiful People Hollering Elbows (Double Elbow Drop) that Velvet & Angelina Love used to do. Velvet covers Tara but Joey stares at Velvet’s butt instead of counting. Velvet gets in Joey’s face and then Gail comes in and lays her out from behind. Velvet hit her face on the bottom rope on that spot and it didn’t look like it felt pleasant as Velvet held her face for several minutes. Gail & Tara double team her in the corner. Gail tags herself back in and then hit’s a Fireman’s Carry Slam on Velvet. Gail covers her but again Joey would rather look at the knockouts butts rather than make the pin. Gail decides to flirt with him instead of argue and then she tags in Tara. Tara slams Velvet into the corner and then runs her shoulder into her repeatedly. Joey Ryan gets between them and starts feeling on Tara as he breaks them apart. Jesse gets pissed and gets up on the apron but Tara stops him from getting involved. Velvet rolls Tara up but again Joey doesn’t count the pin. Tara gets back to her feet and clotheslines Velvet followed by the Standing Moonsault, but Velvet rolls out of the way. Tara tags in Gail and Velvet tags in Terrell. Terrell clotheslines Gail and then connects with a 2nd clothesline before connecting with a Back Elbow and then a Vertical Suplex! Terrell climbs up top and dives off with a Flying Cross Body! Terrell grabs Gail by the hair and slams her head into the back repeatedly, but then Tara comes in and attacks her from behind. Velvet comes running in and dropkicks Tara sending her through the ropes! Gail hits Velvet from behind and then she starts flirting with Joey again. Terrell rolls Gail up but Joey is too busy rubbing baby lotion all over himself. Gail reverses the rollup and uses the tights as well, Joey fast counts Terrell and Gail gets the pin.
Winners: Gail & Tara via pinfall (rollup)
After the match Joey raises Tara & Velvet’s arms but as he tries to get some action from Gail she shoves him away and laughs as she and Tara walk away. Joey tries to get some action from Velvet & Terrell now but as Velvet flirts with him Terrell then low blows him.
In the back Austin Aries & Bobby Roode are shown talking, the contract signing for the Tag Titles Match next week is next.
The Tag Champs and Chavo/Hernandez are already in the ring. Jeremy Borash asks if the two teams have anything else to say before the contracts are signed. Aries tells JB to shutup and then says that they are not the World Tag Team Champions, instead they are “a team of World Champions.” Roode asks Chavo and Hernandez if they have ever been a World Heavyweight Champion and says the reality is neither one of them could hold a candle to the in-ring abilities of he and Austin Aries. Chavo asks Bobby want color the sky is in “his world” and asks Bobby if he realizes that Chavo is a Guerrero. Chavo says along with a Guerrero he’s got Hernandez, “strong as a son of a gun.”
Aries asks Chavo & Hernandez if they aren’t bored with Aries & Roode simply beating them up. Chavo asks them if they’re scared to sign the contract, but Aries says he’s suggesting they add some more “perks” for the winners. Chavo say that they’re game and then Roode suggests to Aries “money, green M&M’s, and a fruit basket.” They add that in the contract but then Chavo says they have an idea and then writes it down on the contract. Aries & Roode laugh and say that’s fine to them but they have one more stipulation and Aries writes it down. Chavo reads it and says it’s fine with them and says “anything, any time, any place” because they are going to take their titles. Both teams agree to the stipulations and then JB announces that the match will be on the line in a 2/3 Falls Match (Chavo/Hernandez stipulation) and if Chavo/Hernandez lose (Aries/Roode stipulation) they can never team together again! Both teams sign the contract and Hernandez seemed to hesitate before signing but Chavo was adamant. The two teams talk trash to each other as the segment comes to a close.
Adam Pearce is shown warming up in the back and then a vignette hyping him up is shown. Pearce says that he’s been around the world 75 times and that for 17 years he has gotten into a wrestling ring for a living. Footage of Pearce wrestling Colt Cabana in the indies is shown. Pearce says that he walks to the beat of his own drum and he isn’t afraid to tell you what he thinks of you. Pearce says that he is grateful for everything he has accomplished but he isn’t 22 years old anymore and people in the business want to put wrestlers his age out to pasture. He says that right now is the right place and right time for him. Pearce mentions talent like Jeff Hardy, Samoa Joe, & Kurt Angle in TNA and says that he’s been in the ring with these guys so he knows what he’s walking into in TNA. He says that he’s proven himself so put him in the ring with whoever you want and he says there is nothing he isn’t willing to do to get the job done. Pearce says that one day when he looks into his son’s eyes he will tell him that when “when they left that door open a crack, your old man kicked it in” and asks if we have any idea how that will feel to say. That was one hell of a promo.
Magno is shown working out backstage and then a vignette hyping him up is shown. Magno speaks in Spanish for the majority of the promo (with English subtitles) and he puts over the traditions in Lucha Libre and how much the masks mean to Luchadors. He says the mask is his identity and that he was born in Juarez, Mexico but lives in El Paso, TX making him a Mexican-American. He says that he has studied and trained in Lucha Libre for 15 years and then puts over the significance of the mask to Lucha Libre and to Mexican people with its origins stemming from Mayan culture. He says that the mask symbolized a warrior to the Mayans and his mask is his identity and it is very important for him to carry on that tradition. He says he wants to demonstrate that to the people, that he was a warrior from El Paso, TX. He says that he is Magno and you better watch him because he will bring something different. In English, he says “whether you like me or you hate me, I’m here to make an Impact, I’m Magno!” Really great vignette for the luchador.
Magno was trained by Lucha trainers Babe Sharon, Hurricane Hector, & El Pirata in Mexico and spent the majority of his career working independent shows in both Mexico and America. He was a member of Team Mexico in TNA’s 2006 World X-Cup and after that worked for Ring of Honor, Lucha Libre USA, and CHIKARA in America while working for the legendary El Hijo del Santo’s Todos x Todos promotion in Mexico along with Perros del Mal and NWA Mexico. Magno’s rival for the majority of his career was a made named Incognito, who now wrestles for WWE as Hunico. Adam Pearce’s story is more well known than Magno’s as he wrestled literally all over the world from Mexico to Japan to America to Canada to the UK to Puerto Rico. He’s most known for his stints in Ring of Honor where he was actually made Head Booker after Gabe Sapolsky left. He is also a former 5-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion and interestingly enough he was the very first NWA Champion after TNA severed ties with the NWA.
Gut Check Challenge “Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce vs. Magno
Tenay puts over Magno’s lucha training focusing on one of his trainers “Hurricane” Hector who was actually trained alongside Eddie Guerrero by Eddie’s father Gori Guerrero (cool fact that I wasn’t aware of). Magno and Pearce lockup and Pearce immediately takes Magno down and looks for a hold, but Magno counters into a hammerlock as he gets back to his feet. Pearce reverses the hold and gets Magno down to his knees. Magno stands on his head and flips over to reverse the hold as Tenay talks about Magno’s brief appearances in TNA back in 2006. Magno catches Pearce with an armdrag and they stare each other down. They lockup again and this time Peace gets Magno in a hammerlock and then sweeps the legs of Magno and rolls him up, 1…2…NO Magno catches Pearce with a Headscissors Takeover out of nowhere! Pearce starts to show a bit of frustration and then locks up with Magno again and gets him with a wristlock, but as Magno attempts to roll through this time Pearce lays him out with a Forearm Smash. Pearce puts the boots to Magno and then tosses him into the corner and nails him with a right hand. Pearce whips Magno into the opposite corner and charges at him, but Magno gets his boots up and then charges at Pearce but eats a big backdrop. Pearce covers Magno and gets a nearfall. Pearce slams his elbow into Magno and then taunts him before tossing him into the corner again. Pearce charges at Magno but he springs to the top and dives over Pearce’s head and it looked like he was looking for a maybe a Reverse Rana but he slips and falls back on his ass so he improvises and quickly catches Pearce with a Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker. Magno follows up with a Springboard and it looks like he was going for either a Split Legged Moonsault or a Starship Pain type move but 100% botches the ever loving hell out of it by landing damn near on his head. He still lands on Pearce though and covers him for a nearfall. You can see Magno getting a little frustrated with himself as he slaps himself in the face after that botch. Magno hits a series of right hands and then he attempts to whip Pearce into the ropes, but Pearce reverses it and Magno springboards off the ropes but Pearce catches him in midair and slams him down with a Spinebuster! 1…2…NO Magno kicks out! Pearce hits Magno with a series of right hands and then argues with the referee. Pearce whips Magno into the ropes but he flips over the top rope and lands on the apron. Pearce charges at him but Magno nails him with a shoulder block through the ropes followed by a Slingshot Spinning Headscissors! Magno follows up with a clothesline and then a Forearm Smash. Magno hits a Leaping Enziguri and then he clotheslines Pearce over the top to the floor! Magno climbs up top and dives off with a gorgeous Diving Moonsault onto Pearce on the floor! Magno rolls Pearce back into the ring and then gets the crowd behind him, but Pearce quickly rolls Magno up and grabs the ropes for leverage! 1…2…3! Magno tries to go after Pearce after the match as Pearce laughs at him.
Winner: Pearce via pinfall (rollup)
Footage of the Sting-Hogan argument from last week is shown.
In the back Mr. Anderson and other members of Aces & Eights approach AJ Styles. Anderson mentions AJ’s recent wardrobe change (the leather jackets and dark clothes) and says they like it and they’d like a guy like AJ in their organization. Anderson hands AJ the Aces & Eights vest and suggests he try it on and think about it. AJ never said a word but did look down at the jacket and walk away with it.
A vignette of the Sting/Hogan drama is shown.
In the back Hogan says Sting is not here tonight because he needs warriors here, not politicians. Hogan says he’s about to go out and call a warrior out to see where he stands.
In the back Kurt Angle is approached by Joseph Park and he says that he knows that he wants to “save wrestling” as he points at Kurt’s t-shirt (the “Save Olympic Wrestling” campaign) but tonight he’s here for a fight. Park mentions how he and his classmates in college watched Kurt win his Gold Medal and he is one of the most inspirational people he’s ever been around, but to remember that Aces & Eights did him wrong too so tonight he will stand with Kurt and do whatever he can to help them beat Aces & Eights. Kurt says he just wants Park to follow his league and he’s green but it doesn’t mean he can’t do some damage. He tells Park that if he sees an opportunity he should take it.
Hulk Hogan makes his way down to the ring and he says that he’s talked about making past mistakes but he won’t be making anymore of those. He says that he’s going to lead with his gut and make his decision with his gut. He says that there is one man that his gut is telling him he needs to talk to and that’s AJ Styles. AJ comes out to the ring and blankly stares at Hulk still holding the Aces & Eights vest.
Hogan asks AJ if “that” is the direction AJ is headed in and points to the Aces & Eights “cut.” He says all that personal “crap” AJ went through Hulk really does understand and he gets it. Hogan says he was the man that made the stipulation where if he lost he wouldn’t get a World Title shot for a year so he understands the pressure. Hogan says that AJ has always held up over the years no matter what but suddenly he started to change and he’s changed into a different AJ. He says that TNA is AJ’s family and he’s stuck with TNA over the years. He says that he’s looking at a different AJ Styles right now and says that he’s praying to God that AJ isn’t going down that Aces & Eights path because Hogan is looking at the man that TNA needs right now. Hogan says that he’s looking at the AJ Styles that’s dangerous and TNA needs that right now. He says they need his help and they need the dangerous AJ Styles. Hogan offers the microphone to AJ but he just looks at it and then holds up the Aces & Eights cut and looks down at it. An “AJ” chant starts and AJ asks Hogan, “you want ME to help you?” but before he can say anything else James Storm’s music cuts him off.
Storm comes down to the ring and says that he remembers that stipulation that Hogan was talking about and he also remembers that it was him that pinned AJ in that match. Storm says that’s how it goes and they all lose big matches at times, but what really bothers him is that last week AJ stood there and watched as Aces & Eights and jumped him. Storm says that he’s known AJ for over 17 years and that he’s been in TNA since day one right alongside AJ. He says that he and AJ’s backs helped build TNA and that he and AJ have been on every show together and driven the same miles over the years. He says that everytime they got in the ring and performed for the people they did it because it’s what they loved to do from The Asylum in Nashville to the UK to San Antonio to Jonesboro it was them that built this thing. Storm says now AJ wants to join Aces & Eights because he isn’t the same guy that he remembers from the Nashville Fairgrounds or the same guy that the people cheered for day in and day out. Storm tells AJ that he better “clock out…before you get knocked out” and AJ gets in his face. AJ drops the microphone and walks away without saying anything else, but he’s still holding the Aces & Eights cut.
In the back Hulk Hogan says he’s done with sucking up to AJ and he has one week to give him an answer.
A promo hyping up the “One Night Only: X-Travaganza” PPV is shown which I will be covering here on WrestleView.
X-Division Qualifying 3-Way “The Playa From The Himalayas” Sonjay Dutt vs. Mason Andrews vs. “The Canadian Destroyer” Petey Williams
This is Mason Andrews aka “Harold’s” first appearance in TNA since last year’s Destination X. Highlights from Petey’s career are shown as he comes down to the ring. Petey hasn’t been in TNA since early 2009. A big “Petey” chant starts up as Mason talks trash to both Sonjay & Petey. Petey slaps his hand away and Mason answers with a shove. Sonjay grabs Mason in a side headlock and then Petey grabs Mason from behind in a Gutwrench. Mason shoves Sonjay into the ropes and Sonjay bounces off with a Shoulder Block attempt but Mason sidesteps him and Sonjay nails Petey. Mason quickly rolls Sonjay up but Petey then flips over him into a rollup on Mason! 1…2…NO Sonjay hooks Petey’s arms and rolls him over into a pin of his own, 1…2…NO Mason grabs Sonjay in an Oklahoma Roll! 1…2…NO Sonjay kicks out and then both Sonjay & Petey go after Mason and he backs off. Sonjay then rolls Petey up again but Petey rolls through and Sonjay catches him with a Basement Dropkick! Sonjay covers Petey for a nearfall and then whips him into the ropes but Petey holds onto them instead of bouncing off. Sonjay charges at him but Petey catches him with a Drop Toe Hold sending Sonjay throat first into the middle rope. Petey then knocks Mason off the apron and connects with a dropkick to the back of Sonjay! Petey then dives through the ropes with a Suicide Dive onto Mason on the floor! Sonjay sets up for a Slingshot Plancha over the top rope but both Petey & Mason get out of the way and Sonjay crashes on the floor. Mason slams Petey into the guardrail and then tosses him back into the ring. Mason elbows Petey and covers him for a nearfall. Mason puts the boots to Petey and then drops him with a big Backbreaker! 1…2…NO Mason lets off of the pin to nail Sonjay off the apron as he was setting up to break it up! Mason turns around and Petey lights Mason up with chops. Mason slaps Petey and tosses him into the corner. Mason hits Petey with a series of shoulder blocks and then bites him. Mason hit’s a Snapmare Takeover and then dives off the middle rope with an elbow for another nearfall. Sonjay climbs back up on the apron and avoids a shoulder block from Mason and then kicks him in the head. Sonjay slingshots himself back into the ring and then locks Petey in an Octopus! Mason breaks it up and tosses Sonjay back out to the floor and then goes for a TKO on Petey, but Petey blocks it and then Sonjay comes flying out of nowhere with a Springboard Double Missile Dropkick! Sonjay grabs Mason and attempts to whip him into the corner but Mason reverses it and then charges at Sonjay. Sonjay avoids him by sliding between then ropes and then nails Mason with the Bombay Boom! Mason falls between the ropes and is left hanging there as Sonjay then slingshots himself over the turnbuckles into a Guillotine Leg Drop on Mason! Sonjay follows up with a Springboard Splash! 1…2…NO Mason kicks out! Sonjay then stes up for the Sonjay Cutter but Petey runs in so Sonjay releases Mason and kicks Petey. Sonjay hooks both Mason and Petey together and sets up for something but Petey blocks it and goes for a clothesline, but Sonjay ducks and Petey nails Mason. Petey then catches Sonjay with the Canadian Legsweep (Spinning Headscissors into a Russian Legsweep)! 1…2…NO Sonjay kicks out and Petey immediately nails Sonjay with an STO! Petey grabs Sonjay and calls for the Destroyer, but Sonjay blocks it and shoves him into the corner. Sonjay charges at Petey and Petey gets his legs up, but Sonjay grabs his foot and swings it into the ropes and then kicks his hamstring. Sonjay lifts Petey up to the top rope and sets up for a Frankensteiner but Petey shoves him off. Andrews then comes flying in springing to the top with a Frankensteiner on Petey! Sonjay then nails Mason with the Sonjay Cutter! Sonjay climbs up top and dives off with an attempt at the Moon Stomp, but Mason rolls out of the way. Sonjay is able to roll through it as he lands on his feet walks right into a Flying Knee from Mason! Petey then nails Mason with the Canadian Destroyer out of the corner and you’re damn right that’s it!
Winner: Petey via pinfall (Canadian Destroyer)
In the back Bully Ray talks to the Aces & Eights and says that he loves all of them but he isn’t in the best of moods because of Kurt Angle “and his punk friends.” He says nobody comes out and pisses on the Aces & Eights parade and he knows that they’ll get the job done tonight and says they need to go out tonight and “take their freakin’ souls.” Devon asks Bully if he’s ready to deal with his thing with Brooke and Bully mockingly says he misses his wife. Devon asks if he can get the “hot tag” but Bully says he didn’t doesn’t know if she’s into the tag team scene. Bully says he will look into his wife’s eyes tonight and hand her the envelope and they’ll be able to move forward.
A video package hyping up the Jeff Hardy-Bully Ray Full Metal Mayhem match next week is shown.
Main Event 10-Man Tag War Aces & Eights (Devon, Knux, DOC, Wes Brisco, & Garett Bischoff) vs. Team TNA (Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, Magnus, Eric Young, & Joseph Park)
Kurt will star the match off for his team but it doesn’t seem like anyone from Aces & Eights is dying to get in there with him so Kurt grabs Wes and Hip Tosses him into the ring! Kurt then clotheslines him repeatedly before laying into him with right hands in the corner. Kurt chokes him and then hits a Snap Suplex for a nearfall. Wes pokes Kurt in the eyes and tags Garett in. Garett comes charging in and eats a Hip Toss from Kurt. Kurt beats on Garett in the corner now and chokes him with his knee. Kurt tags Magnus in and holds Garett as Magnus hits body shots. Magnus whips Garett into the ropes and attempts a clothesline, but Garett ducks and then goes for a Cross Body! Magnus catches him in midair and hits the Tormentum! Magnum picks Garett up and holds him as Joe tags back in. Magnus & Joe whip Garett into the ropes and Joe nails Garett with an Atomic Drop followed by a Mafia Kick from Magnus and then a Backsplash Senton from Joe! A “Joe” chant starts as the Samoan Monster picks Garett up, but Garett pokes him in the eyes and tags in Devon. Devon comes in and swings at Joe with lefts and rights but Joe ducks every one of them leaving Devon with nothing but air. Joe then nails Devon with a series of jabs and then whips him into the corner and comes flying in with a Running Back Elbow followed by a Leaping Enziguri! Joe then lights Devon up with a Knife Edge Chop followed by a kick to the back, a chop to the chest, and then a Knee Drop! 1…2…NO Devon kicks out! Joe picks Devon up but Devon catches Joe with a shot to the jab and then he quickly turns around and tags Knux in. Knux whips Joe into the ropes and attempts a clothesline but Joe ducks and nails Knux with a Leg Lariat! Joe tags EY in and holds Knux in place as EY dives off the top with a Flying Axe Handle. EY hits Knux with right hands in the corner but Knux catches him with a knee to the gut. Knux then hits a Forearm Smash and then slams him into the turnbuckles. Knux whips EY into the ropes but he holds onto them and then sidesteps Knux as he charges at EY sending Knux out to the floor! EY then hits a Slingshot Plancha over the top onto Knux on the floor!
Back from the break EY gets a nearfall on Knux and then tries to slam him into the turnbuckles, but Knux blocks it and slams EY into them. Knux whips EY into the opposite corner and EY attempts to float up and over Knux but Knux saw it coming and nails EY with a Forearm Smash. Knux hits a Big Boot that sends EY flying over the top rope! Knux follows him out and then beats him around ringside along with Devon. Back in the ring Knux Leg Drops EY and tags DOC in. Knux holds him in place as DOC hits an Elbow Drop on EY before destroying EY in the corner with body shot after body shot followed by an uppercut. DOC then distracts the referee while the rest of Aces chokes and beats on EY in the corner. DOC hits a Shortarm Clothesline and then hits a Splash on EY for a nearfall. Devon tags back in and lights EY up with a right hand as DOC holds him down. Devon beats on EY in the corner and then connects with a Snapmare Takeover and locks him in a nerve hold. EY fights the hold off with back elbows and then he bounces off the ropes but eats a Corkscrew Back Elbow! Devon then does a Spinarooni as he gets to his feet and tags DOC in and holds EY as DOC hits anuppercut. DOC attempts a Back Suplex but EY blocks it and surprises DOC with a jawbreaker! The babyfaces get the crowd behind EY but DOC quickly runs over along with Knux and knocks them off the apron. DOC tosses EY into the corner and charges at him, but EY sidesteps him and then hits an Enziguri! Joseph Park is the only babyface left on the apron! EY tags him in and Park swings a wild right from DOC and connects with a series of strikes of his own as the crowd losses it. Park clotheslines DOC over the top and then Brisco comes charging in but gets obliterated by a Shoulder Block from Park! Park knocks the rest of Aces off the apron and then hits a Scoop Slam followed by a Splash on Brisco! 1…2…NO Aces & Eights break it up and the rest of Team TNA runs in and a huge mêlée ensues! Magnus backdrops Brisco over the top but then gets clotheslined over by Knux! On the outside Garett & EY are going it and DOC is slamming Angle headfirst into the ring steps. Samoa Joe clotheslines Knux over the top but then walks into a right hand from Devon. Devon whips Joe into the ropes and attempts a clothesline but Joe ducks and then dives through the ropes with an Elbow Suicida onto Knux on the floor! Park swings at Devon in the ring but he ducks and nails Park with a Spinebuster! Devon climbs up top and dives off with a Diving Headbutt attempt, but Park rolls out of the way and then climbs up and sets up for the Closing Argument! Wes & Garett slide into the ring so Park leaves his perch on the top and double clotheslines them! DOC slides back in and low blows Park (the referee was dealing with a brawl on the outside) and covers Park as the referee finally climbs back in! 1...2…3!
Winners: Aces & Eights via pinfall (low blow)
Hulk tries to talk Brooke out of doing the face to face with Bully but she says that she’s a huge reason for all of what happened so she needs to do this and promises she’ll bring security with her.
Footage of the Bully/Brooke drama is shown.
Bully Ray makes his way down to the ring and actually yells at a kid near him making him move out of the way. Bully Ray says in seven days it will be the biggest TNA World Title Rematch ever between he and Hardy in Full Metal Mayhem. Ray says Jeff Hardy has to be the stupidest person he’s ever met and asks why he would challenge Bully that involves tables, ladders, & chairs…oh my. Ray says that’s in seven days but tonight he has to take care of some personal business. He asks Brooke to come down to the ring.
Brooke makes her way down with security alongside her. Bully mockingly calls her “honey” and asks why she doesn’t have her wedding ring on. He shows his ring to her and says it’s a sign of his love and devotion to her. Bully says he’ll give her a pass this time but from now on she better do what she’s told and wear her ring. Ray asks her whys he brought security guard and asks if they’re here for his protection. She tries to interrupt him but he tells her to listen and asks if she saw herself after she went psycho backstage after Lockdown. He calls her insane and says that she should have been happy that night because her husband became World Heavyweight Champion. He says that she should have been hugging and loving him like a good wife should, but instead she is an insane woman. He says that he forgives her and then asks her if she knows what’s in the envelope. She says that she hopes it’s divorce papers but he says she is his wife and she is the “wings beneath my wings” mockingly. Ray says that he couldn’t have done everything without her and then hands the envelope to her and she pulls out a ticket from the envelope. It’s a front row seat to next week’s show and he wants her to sit front row as he defeats Jeff Hardy for the 2nd time. Bully says he wants her by his side cheering him on as he defends his belt. He says he wants her to look the best she can because lately she’s let herself go. Brooke then rips the ticket up and slaps Ray! Ray laughs as a “you suck” chant starts and then he says he can’t help but laugh at her because she’s pathetic. Bully says she just smacked him in the face but he’s laughing at her because he’s in her head so bad that it’s really not funny. Ray says that he’s been in her head since day one and then asks her if she wants to smack him again, but Jeff Hardy’s music interrupts him! Ray screams at Brooke to get out of his ring as Hardy runs down!
Hardy goes after Ray and the two brawl around the ring! Jeff’s nikes are pretty sick actually. Ray catches Hardy with a big right hand but Hardy answers with one of his own and then he and Ray continue to brawl all around the ring.
- As noted before, Ricky Steamboat is no longer a coach in WWE
developmental but official company word is that he will be staying within the
Talent Relations department. A lot of the guys in NXT are bummed about the news
because of who Steamboat is. He was said to be a very good coach overall. There
was talk that some of his ideas didn't fit in with the current product but if
anything negative was said about him it was very minor.
Michael Moody, son of the late Paul Bearer, commented on Facebook
about the closing segment from Monday's Raw episode which saw CM Punk pouring
ashes all over The Undertaker.
"If anyone is wondering, yes WWE did
come to us wanting approval for tonight's storyline. The way it was presented to
us was ok. Seeing it on screen was a different story. I don't even know what to
Former WWE star Charlie Haas announced he was officially retired tonight in Asheville, NC following what appeared to have been his farewell match for Ring of Honor. Haas cut a promo before the match putting over the ROH roster before losing to Jeff Louis Neal, an independent wrestler based out of the Carolinas. On his Twitter account, Haas wrote, "Officially retired. No match against @Sheltyb803 nxt week NYC. Time to be a full time dad and husband. I've turned my spandex in for scrubs. Thanks to all the fans throughout the years. I love you all. Stay safe and God bless. WGTT will always be a top Tag Team, forever."
At the house show titled " WAR " . He talked about he's best friends are gone ( Russ Haas,Umaga,Lance Cade). Also he said f*ck yourself to Kevin Kelly nearly 10 times before the match. And he was crying...
After match,he cut a promo without mic,he puts over the ROH Locker room,and he insulted Kevin Kelly,Delirious and Nigel McGuinness.
I just left "War" in Asheville, NC. After returning from the restroom I heard a loud yelling from behind the curtain. It was Haas yelling at Grizzly. After a lot of "F bombs." Haas hit Grizzly Redwood in the face. Steen helped walk Redwood to the bathroom and hes was bleeding from his face.(Keep in mind this was all behind the side of the curtain while a match was going on.) Later Haas came out and started "shooting". He said something about Delirious booking and many other things. He also yelled at Kevin Kelly a few times during the match and said something like, "Fuck Nigel" towards Kevin Kelly during a headlock. After the match there was a guy waving him back but he didn't want to get out of the ring and started shooting again and then thanked the fans.
- There has also been talk about Mark Henry leaving WWE after WrestleMania 29.
Word now is that WWE and Henry are on the same page. Officials are very happy
with Henry's work since returning and he will most likely staying with the
Why Vince Is Pushing Fandango, Jericho & Henry's Futures Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/02/2013 at 09:11 AM
- Fandango is getting a spot on WrestleMania 29 because the character is Vince McMahon's new pet project. Vince is said to be a big fan of the gimmick and the arrogance that comes with it. The idea at WrestleMania 29 is for Chris Jericho to make the Fandango character stronger. Vince is really behind the success of Fandango.
Regarding Jericho's WWE status, the two sides are talking about what he will be doing with them in the future. He was originally scheduled to finish up at WrestleMania. The belief within WWE is that Jericho and WWE will continue to have a part-time relationship.
Sin Cara was in attendance for last night's WWE RAW from Washington, DC. As
noted, he has been cleared to wrestle. Cara posted a photo during RAW that
indicated he was watching the show from the crowd.
- Tonight's WWE RAW kicks off with a video package for the top
WrestleMania 29 matches. WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels will be here tonight
for the Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H hype.
- We go to the ring and Michael
Cole welcomes us to a sold out RAW from Washington, DC. Out comes John Cena to a
very mixed reaction.
JBL is on commentary with Cole and Jerry Lawler
tonight. Cena gets ready to speak but the crowd won't let him. Cena says he
stands in a house divided. Cena says it's no secret he and The Rock don't like
each other. Cena says he respects The Rock for the global star he is and says
he's worthy of being called WWE Champion. Cena says the childish games are over
this year because it's much bigger - Rock is the defending WWE Champion. Cena
says you name it, Rock has conquered it. Cena says tonight, he won't waste his
breath talking about Dwayne's Johnson. The crowd boos. Cena says he believes
Rock is the greatest WWE Champion of all time. Cena says The Great One will fall
and the crowd boos. Cena says Rock's time is up and his time is now. More boos.
Cena says at WrestleMania, the WWE Universe will... the crowd interrupts with
"Cena sucks" chants. Cena goes on and says the WWE Universe may see a moment
they didn't think was possible. Cena goes on about dealing with the loss from
last year and having to watch Rock debut his own title belt. Cena says the
mighty Rock will experience failure at WrestleMania. Cena says he has no
intentions of replacing the new title belt. He wants to hold it as a symbol... a
big "boring" chant breaks out and Cena stops. As a symbol that he's not only
Rock's equal, but he's better. Cena yells that the champ is here, drops the mic
and the crowd boos some more.
- The announcers hype Cena vs. Rock. Big
Show, Randy Orton and Sheamus are shown walking backstage as we go to
Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre vs.
Randy Orton, Big Show and Sheamus
Back from the commercial and
3MB are in the ring. Randy Orton, Big Show and Sheamus are out next and make
their way tot he ring together.
Orton starts things off with Slater and
starts some offense. Drew and Sheamus go at it next after tagging in. Sheamus
catches Drew in a big powerslam. They turn it around and Jinder comes in. 3MB
keep Sheamus in their corner and get some cheap shots in. Slater comes in but
Sheamus makes a comeback. Sheamus hits the Irish Curse backbreakewr and tags in
Show. Show runs over Jinder and everyone gets involved. The faces get the win.
Winners: Orton, Big Show and Sheamus
the match, The Shield appears in the crowd and there's a six-man staredown. Dean
Ambrose congratulates them on their victory. Ambrose says they will leave them
laying on their backs at WrestleMania. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns speak next.
Reigns says the whole world will believe in The Shield after WrestleMania.
- Still to come, Shawn Michaels will speak about Triple H's career being
on the line. Also, we will see footage of Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter from
earlier. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see footage of
Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter out in Washington, DC earlier today. They both speak
and Swagger talks about winning the World Heavyweight Title from Alberto Del
Rio. Swagger welcomes us to his America.
- Matt Striker is backstage
with World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio cuts a promo on Zeb and
Swagger. Apparently it will be Colter vs. Del Rio tonight.
Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go to the
ring and out comes the WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan and Kane. We go to
Back from the break and Dolph Ziggler is out with Big E
Langston and AJ Lee. Ziggler and Bryan lock up to start the match. Ziggler works
on Bryan's arm and they trade holds. Bryan catapults Ziggler into the corner and
hits him with kicks to the chest. Bryan backs Ziggler into the corner with
kicks. Ziggler looks to make a comeback but Bryan clotheslines him. Bryan goes
for the No Lock but Ziggler breaks it. Bryan with more kicks. Bryan goes for a
submission and works on the leg. Ziggler turns it around with a neckbreaker.
Ziggler dropkicks Bryan in the back and covers for 2.
Bryan counters in
the corner and ties Ziggler up in the ropes. Bryan breaks it and comes face to
face with Big E on the floor. Bryan comes back in and Ziggler hits the leg drop
for a 2 count. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Ziggler has
the big headlock stand on Bryan. Bryan eventually fights up and out. Ziggler
runs into boots in the corner and goes down. Bryan with more kicks now. Ziggler
misses a big shot in the corner and gets caught with more kicks. He ducks the
last one and tries to roll Bryan up. Bryan with a big kick to the head. Bryan
goes to the top but misses the headbutt. Ziggler goes for a sleeper hold but
Bryan fights out. Bryana applies a sleeper of his own but Ziggler falls back and
breaks it. They trade pin attempts and then collide hard in mid-air with cross
bodies. AJ starts skipping around Kane. Kane turns around and Big E runs over
him like it's nothing. Bryan nails Big E through the ropes. Ziggler takes
advantage and rolls Bryan up for the win.
- After the match, Big E gets in the ring and runs over
Bryan. Big E hits his finisher on Bryan. Ziggler gets in Bryan's face but here
comes Kane with right hands for everyone. Kane grabs Big E's throat for a
chokeslam. Big E breaks Kane's grip and lays him out with his finisher. Ziggler
and Big E pose with the Tag Team Title while AJ stands between them.
Still to come, The Undertaker will eviscerate CM Punk. Also, Shawn Michaels will
speak. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and out comes WWE Hall
of Famer Shawn Michaels. HBK says we can't have WrestleMania without Mr.
WrestleMania. He loves this time of year. HBK runs down some of the WrestleMania
matches. He says that's not why he's here - he's particularly interested in
Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H. HBK mentions his arm being broken by Lesnar. He says
he really got concerned when Triple H's career was put on the line. He says he
has some very serious doubts and concerns. Out comes Triple H to another big
HHH says he knows what he's doing and he thought they already
talked about this. He says it's the same situation HBK was in. HBK says their
situations couldn't be more different. HBK says in his career match, he
respected the other man and it went both ways. HBK says Brock Lesnar respects no
one. HBK says Lesnar does this for money and to hurt people. HBK says he's
realized he doesn't care for this job as much as Triple H does. It's his life.
HHH put his life on the line, not just his career. HHH says HBK won't be able to
talk him out of it. Shawn says that's not why he's here. HBK says he came here
to tell Triple H he better kick Brock Lesnar's ass at WrestleMania. HBK says
he's going to be in Triple H's corner at WrestleMania. Brock Lesnar's music
interrupts and out he comes with Paul Heyman.
Heyman says Lesnar has two
words for them but it's probably not the two they were looking for. Heyman says
Lesnar is going to beat Triple H into retirement on Sunday. Heyman talks about
everyone that Triple H will disappoint when he loses. He says Triple H is
probably used to disappointing his wife anyway. Heyman asks HBK if he really
wants to be that close to Lesnar on Sunday. HBK takes his shirt off and readies
for a fight. Heyman says Triple H should have just walked away. Now he won't bee
able to walk away when Lesnar is done with him. Heyman says Triple H will have
to crawl away with his tail between his legs. Heyman continues insulting Triple
H and putting Lesnar over. Heyman says Triple H is committing professional
suicide. Lesnar's music hits and they back to the back as Triple H and HBK look
- Still to come, WWE Champion The Rock. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see a clip from John Cena's promo earlier
tonight. The Rock will be here later tonight. We also see footage of The Shield
speaking to Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show.
- The Miz vs. Wade
Barrett is announced for the WrestleMania pre-show.
vs. Zack Ryder
WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett comes
to the ring as The Miz is on commentary. Out next comes Zack Ryder.
Barrett strikes first and beats Ryder down. Barrett with a suplex and a
2 count. Ryder slams his face in the mat and sends Barrett out to the floor.
Ryder with a dropkick through the ropes. Ryder comes out and brings Barrett back
in. Ryder goes up top but Barrett cuts him off with right hands. Barrett with a
high knee to the gut and a 2 count. Barrett keeps control and has words with Miz
on the floor. Barrett comes back in and Ryder makes a comeback. Ryder nails the
Broski Boot for a 2 count. Barrett turns it around and nails the big elbow for
Winner: Wade Barrett
- Brad Maddox and
Vickie Guerrero are backstage when Santino Marella walks in. He says he just saw
Vince McMahon storm out of the building to his limousine. Santino says he was
yelling upset about Vickie and Brad. Santino says Vince usually fires people
when he's mad. Santino comes back in and tells them it was an April Fools' joke.
Vickie tells Santino to get in the ring because he has a match up next.
- Still to come tonight, The Undertaker will eviscerate CM Punk. Back to
Santino Marella vs. Mark Henry
from the break and Santino Marella is power walking in the ring. Out comes his
opponent Mark Henry.
Santino jokes around and kicks Henry in the leg.
Santino with another kick an a kick to the head. Henry gets upset and grabs
Santino by his gear. Santino tells him to stop and threatens to bring the Cobra
out. He does and Henry runs him over. Henry with a World's Strongest Slam for
the quick win.
Winner: Mark Henry
- After the
match, Ryback comes out to the ring. Henry takes the mic and says Ryback has no
right to come threaten him. Henry reminds him they have a no-contact clause
until WrestleMania. Henry says only one thing is going to happen tonight, and
that's him smiling. Henry goes to leave the ring. Ryback picks up Santino and
uses his body to knock Henry to the floor. Ryback presses Santino high in the
air and throws him out onto Henry on the floor. Ryback never touched Henry so he
didn't violate the clause. The crowd chants "feed me more" as Henry gets upset.
- Jack Swagger is backstage giving Zeb Colter a pep talk. Back to
- Back from the break and they plug Vince McMahon's Twitter.
Still to come, Undertaker will eviscerate CM Punk.
- Matt Striker is
backstage with Punk and the urn. Striker asks if Punk feels he's disrespecting
Paul Bearer's memory. Punk says the better question is does he give a damn. Punk
says he's going to do something nobody else has been able to do at WrestleMania.
Punk says Taker is more worried about Paul Bearer's streak of waking up every
morning and that's now over. Punk goes on and says he will do whatever he has to
do to end The Streak. Punk promises that every time someone thinks about
WrestleMania, they're going to think about CM Punk. Punk kisses the urn.
Zeb Colter vs. Alberto Del Rio
We go to the
ring and out comes Zeb Colter with Jack Swagger. Zeb warms up and gets ready to
fight as we go to commercial.
Back from the commercial and here comes
Ricardo Rodriguez on crutches. He introduces the World Heavyweight Champion
Alberto Del Rio. Ricardo comes back down to ringside after Del Rio told him not
to earlier. The bell rings and here we go. Del Rio taunts Zeb. Zeb swings and
doesn't come close. Swagger stalks Ricardo at ringside. Zeb grabs Ricardo's
crutch and threatens Del Rio with it. Swagger drops Ricardo on the floor. Del
Rio kicks Swagger through the ropes. Del Rio comes back in and Zeb attacks him
with the crutch for the DQ.
Winner by DQ: Alberto Del
- After the bell, Del Rio grabs the crutch and takes it
from Zeb. Swagger attacks from behind and takes Del Rio's knee out. Swagger
beats Del Rio with the crutch. Zeb also gets some shots in as they take turns.
Swagger yells at Del Rio while Zeb continues with the crutch shots. Officials
check on Del Rio as he tries to get up and we see the marks on his back. We go
- We see a clip again from John Cena's promo at the
beginning of RAW. Still to come, WWE Champion The Rock will be here. Back to
- Back from the break and out comes WWE Champion The Rock to
a big pop. Rock finally gets a chance to speak and talks about his connection
with the fans. He says it's the only reason why he's standing here now. Rock
says Sunday isn't about redemption, it's about the will of The People. Rock says
he's going to curb stomp John Cena's ass all over WrestleMania. The fans chant
Rocky some more. Rock says the will of The People is bigger than Cena can
imagine. Rock tells a story about him being President of the United States. Rock
talks about hitting the Rock Bottom last week and Cena's time isn't now, it's
never. Rock says it isn't about redemption and damn sure isn't about passing the
Rock says Cena isn't just facing The Rock on Sunday, he's facing
the millions and millions and millions. Rock says he lives for that connection
with the fans. Rock says Cena can't deny the will of The People and he can't
beat The Rock. The fans chant Rocky some more. Rock ends the promo and poses
for the fans as his music plays.
- Chris Jericho is backstage walking.
We go to commercial.
Chris Jericho vs. Antonio Cesaro
Back from the break and out comes Chris Jericho. WWE United States
Champion Antonio Cesaro waits in the ring. Lots of back and forth in the first
part of the match. Cesaro drops Jericho with a chop and keeps him on the mat
with a submission. Jericho fights out. More back and forth. Cesaro goes to the
top but gets tripped by Jericho. Jericho climbs up and hits a bunch of right
hands and a hurricanrana to the mat. 2 count for Jericho. Fandango's music hits
and out comes his dancer first. Jericho watches them as we go back to
Back from the break and Cesaro has Jericho down on the mat
after Jericho was distracted by Fandango during the commercial. Fandango was
scoring Jericho's moves with scorecards on the stage. Jericho rolls Cesaro up
for a 2 count now. Cesaro with a chest stomp and a 2 count. Cesaro drops Jericho
again for another 2 count. Jericho ends up out on the floor again. Cesaro tosses
him into the barrier and back in the ring for a 2 count. More back and forth.
Cesaro runs into a boot and a shoulder. Jericho with another shoulder. Cesaro
tosses Jericho to the apron but he goes to the top and comes crashing down.
Jericho with the bulldog. Jericho with a Lionsault. He goes for the Walls of
Jericho but it's blocked. Cesaro counters into a gutwrench for a 2 count.
Jericho goes back to the top and nails a crossbody for 2. More back and forth.
Jericho goes for the Walls and gets it locked. Cesaro taps for the win.
Winner: Chris Jericho
- As soon as the bell
hits, Fandango runs in and attacks Jericho. Fandango beats him down. A "you
can't wrestle" chant breaks out. Fandango goes to the top and hits the big leg
drop on Jericho. Fandango yells at Jericho and gets in his face. Fandango goes
back to the top and hits another leg drop, this time to the back of the head.
Fandango grabs a mic and says his name as officials usher him out of the ring.
- Still to come, Undertaker will eviscerate CM Punk. Back to commercial.
- We see some fan Touts predicting John Cena vs. The Rock.
Cameron and Naomi vs. The Bella Twins
We go to
the ring and out comes Cameron, Naomi, Brodus Clay and Tensai. We go to
Back from the break and out comes The Bella Twins with
Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow. Naomi starts things out with one of the Bellas.
They lock up and Naomi hits a dropkick. Naomi with a butt bump and a head
scissors takedown. Naomi gets dropped over the top rope and The Bellas turn it
around in their corner. Naomi fights to her feet but the Bellas tag in and throw
her face first into the turnbuckles. Brie comes in now and keeps control of
Naomi. Brie with a 2 count. Naomi tries to fight back but gets slammed to the
mat. Another 2 count. Brie works on the arm of Naomi now. Cameron finally gets
the tag and goes at it with one of the Bellas. Cameron with a head scissors and
a split leg drop. Cameron with a DDT for 2 as the other Bella break it up.
There's chaos at ringside. Cameron hits a crossbody but Nikki reverses the pin
for the win.
Winners: The Bella Twins
next, The Undertaker will eviscerate CM Punk. Back to commercial.
from commercial and The Undertaker makes his grand entrance. Taker says Punk's
historic title reign lasted well over 400 days but the pain coming to him at
WrestleMania will last an eternity. Taker says it was Punk who made this
personal. For that, he will suffer. Taker says defeating Punk at WrestleMania is
no longer good enough. The disrespect Punk has shown Paul Bearer will cost Punk
the ultimate price. Taker says Punk may be right, The Streak may come to an end
on Sunday because of his current state of mind. Taker says if it does, Punk will
never live to talk about it. The lights go low and out come druids with torches,
catching Taker off-guard.
The druid song goes on until we hear Paul
Bearer's famous "Oooh! Yes." The lights come up and Paul Heyman is dressed as
Paul Bearer on the stage and he's holding the urn. Taker gets pissed and comes
up the ramp to get Heyman. Taker stops in the middle of the druids and looks
around. He knocks one out and grabs another before letting go. CM Punk is
revealed to be one of the druids and he attacks Taker. Punk beats Taker down on
the stage. Heyman tosses him the urn and he decks Taker in the gut with it. Punk
beats Taker repeatedly with the urn and yells "it's over!" The crowd chants for
both Punk and Undertaker as Punk continues to beat him with the urn on the ramp.
Punk pours some of the ashes out of the urn and throws it in Taker's face. Punk
rubs ashes on himself as the crowd boos. Punk raises the urn over Taker's body
and then rubs more ashes on his own body as RAW goes off the air.
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
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Ik ben geboren op 05/06/1989 en ben nu dus 30 jaar jong.
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