"Then. Now. Forever." The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video shows Alberto Del Rio getting the win against Jack Swagger last week on Smackdown. They will meet again in a No Disqualification match tonight. The Undertaker will also compete on Smackdown for the first time in over three years. He'll face Dean Ambrose of The Shield.
No Disqualification Match Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter vs. Alberto Del Rio w/ Ricardo Rodriguez
Del Rio's knee is still taped up, as is Swagger's arm. They quickly start the match by trading punches, but Del Rio comes out on top. Del Rio charges him against the ropes and clotheslines him over the top rope. Del Rio then takes him down with a suicide dive. Del Rio then slams Swagger's arm off the steel steps before going under the ring to get a kendo stick. Swagger quickly kicks away at him as soon as he gets in the ring, and he grabs the kendo stick from Del Rio. Swagger then hits him on the injured leg with it a few times before working on his body. Swagger taunts the crowd and goes to hit Del Rio again, but the shot is blocked. They fight for control on the kendo stick. Del Rio kicks him in the midsection and charges him in the corner, but Swagger gives him a back body drop over the top rope. Swagger goes outside to scream in Del Rio's face that he should give up.
Swagger goes under the ring to get another weapon, so Del Rio kicks him in the ribs. They begin to fight up the ramp. Del Rio then gives Swagger a suplex on the ramp. Del Rio then goes under the ring and grabs a ladder. Del Rio leans it against the ring before throwing Swagger into it as he charges at him.
We come back from the break to see Del Rio trapped in a front face lock. During the commercial break, Swagger viciously beat Del Rio down with the kendo stick. Del Rio fights out of the face lock, but Swagger takes him down with a waistlock takeover. Swagger rolls out of the ring and grabs a steel chair. Swagger talks some trash to the crowd from the apron, and Del Rio surprises him with a step-up enzuigiri. Del Rio punches away at him, but Swagger quickly kicks him in the knee. Swagger hits a clothesline for a near fall.
Swagger goes back outside and grabs that steel chair. Swagger sets it up between the second and third turnbuckle. Swagger then walks into a double knee armbreaker. Del Rio hits a pair of clotheslines, ducks one of his own, and hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Del Rio catches him in the ropes and hits a forearm to the back, but Rodriguez quickly tosses him the kendo stick. Del Rio then hits him a bunch of times with the kendo stick before hitting a backstabber for a near fall. Del Rio goes for the Cross Arm Breaker, but Swagger pushes him off. Del Rio quickly comes back with a sidekick to the jaw for a near fall. Swagger quickly picks the ankle and goes for the Patriot Lock, but Del Rio rolls through for a Cross Arm Breaker attempt. Swagger tries to turn it into a pinfall, but Del Rio kicks out. Swagger then sends Del Rio headfirst into that steel chair set up in the corner, and he picks up a near fall.
Swagger goes outside and puts the ladder in the ring. As he does, Del Rio springs the ladder into Swagger's face. Del Rio gets out of the ring, and Colter threatens him with the kendo stick. Del Rio then turns around and gets hit in the face with the ladder. Swagger rolls him into the ring for a near fall. Swagger goes for a Swagger Bomb, but Del Rio gets his knees up and applies the Cross Arm Breaker. Colter quickly gives Swagger the kendo stick, and he uses it to break the hold with some vicious shots. Swagger then stands over him and viciously beats away at him. Swagger picks the ladder up and slams it down on Del Rio before hitting the Gutwrench Powerbomb for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Jack Swagger Match Rating: ** 1/4
We'll see Sheamus take on the Big Show later tonight on Smackdown. We'll also see Randy Orton take on Mark Henry.
Aksana vs. Layla
They lock up, and Aksana pushes her away. Layla kicks her down and hits her with her butt. Aksana sends her to the corner, counters a slingshot, and throws her to the outside. Aksana throws her into the ring, crawls on the apron seductively, and gets dropkicked off the apron. Aksana gets in the ring, and Layla covers her a few times for some near falls. Layla takes her down, but Aksana quickly drops her on the ropes before hitting a knee to the face for a near fall. Aksana stomps on her hand, and Layla starts crying in the middle of the ring. Aksana mocks Layla's taunt before talking some trash to the crowd. Aksana sends her to the corner and stretches the arm around the bottom rope. The crowd starts to "Fandango" as Layla fails at a comeback. Aksana picks up a two count. Aksana sends her into the ropes, and Layla hits some pinning combination (which the commentators call "Infinity") for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Layla Match Rating: 1/4 *
We'll take a look at The Shield vs. Team Hell No and the Undertaker from Monday Night RAW, next.
They show the last few minutes of the six-man tag team match from RAW that saw The Shield defeat Team Hell No and the Undertaker.
The Shield is somewhere backstage, and Dean Ambrose brags about defeating Team Hell No and the Undertaker. Seth Rollins said that justice prevailed. Roman Reigns says that one big injustice is that Team Hell No still has the Tag Team Titles. Rollins says the other injustice is that the Undertaker left with his soul still intact. Ambrose says that won't be for long. They did what they said they would do on Monday Night, but the Deadman is still walking. Tonight, he'll face the Undertaker one-on-one. He'll do what no one else has done in twenty-one WrestleMania's. He's going to beat the Undertaker tonight. Justice, not the Undertaker, will be immortal. Rollins says the Undertaker will not Rest in Peace. Reigns says he will Believe in the Shield.
Fandango's music hits, and he makes his way to the ring with a blonde dancer as the London crowd "Fandangoes." He'll be in action, next.
Justin Gabriel vs. Fandango
Fandango does a little dance and poses. Gabriel mocks him, so Fandango kicks him down. Gabriel counters a suplex, and he hits an arm drag. Gabriel gets a one count, and Fandango rolls out of the ring. Fandango shoulders him in the midsection, but Gabriel takes him down with another arm drag. Fandango backs him to the corner and punches away at him. The crowd "Fandangoes" as Fandango ties Gabriel in the ropes and punches away at him. Fandango gets out of the ring, and he leaps up to kick Gabriel in the head for a near fall. Fandango poses over him before Gabriel kicks away at him. Fandango reverses a whip, but Gabriel flips over him and hits a roundhouse kick. Gabriel springboards off the ropes into a kick, and Fandango takes him down with a big Russian leg sweep. Fandango then goes to the top rope and hits a Diving Leg Drop for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Fandango Match Rating: 1/2 *
Fandango grabs a microphone and clarifies how to say his name correctly.
Sheamus will take on the Big Show, next.
Sheamus vs. Big Show
They show footage of Mark Henry and Sheamus beating each other up over the last few weeks.
They lock up, and Big Show quickly powers him down before laughing at him. They lock up, and Sheamus pushes him to the corner before laughing at Big Show. Sheamus punches away at him, but Big Show quickly comes back with a head-butt. Big Show then leans him against the ropes and chops away at his chest. Sheamus comes back with some punches, but Big Show grabs him by the throat and pushes him over the top rope.
Big Show follows him around the ring and punches him in the ribs. Big Show puts him in the ring, but Sheamus catches him on the apron, and he begins to hit his patented forearms to the chest. Big Show quickly head-butts him, but he runs into Sheamus' boots. Sheamus then runs into a sidewalk slam. Big Show then drops an elbow for a near fall. Big Show chokes him on the middle rope before head-butting him down. Big Show hits the Final Cut for a near fall. Big Show picks him up, but Sheamus punches back. Sheamus goes for a body slam, but he falls back with Big Show on top of him. Big Show picks him up by the hair before beating him down. Big Show gets out of the ring, and he chops the chest.
We come back from the break to see Sheamus run into Big Show's knee. Big Show then sends him shoulder-first into the ring post. Sheamus falls to the outside as the referee begins to count him out. During the commercial break, Big Show hit a massive body slam. Big Show goes outside and sends him into the steel steps. Big Show rolls into the ring, and he wants the count-out. Sheamus claws his way back into the ring at nine.
Big Show sends him shoulder first into the turnbuckle, and he begins to slowly and methodically work on the arm. Big Show talks a little trash as he stands over him. Big Show blocks some punches before clubbing him down. Big Show then applies an overhead wristlock. Sheamus punches out, and he hits a big DDT.
They trade punches from their knees, and Sheamus comes out on top. Sheamus takes him down with some running forearms. Sheamus hits a knee lift before going to the top rope and hitting a Battering Ram from the top rope. Sheamus goes for White Noise, but Big Show blocks it. Sheamus then counters a Chokeslam, and he hits an impressive White Noise. The crowd is chanting for Sheamus, and he poses for them. Sheamus sets up in the corner and goes for the Brogue Kick, but Big Show rolls out of the ring. Sheamus attacks him outside, but Big Show gets the better of that exchange. Big Show rolls into the ring, but Sheamus is able to snap his arm off the top rope. Sheamus climbs to the top rope when all of a sudden Mark Henry appears at ringside. Henry knocks over the steel steps. This distracts Sheamus enough for Big Show to hit the Knockout Punch for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Big Show Match Rating: **
Randy Orton will be in action against Mark Henry later tonight. We'll also see Undertaker compete in his first Smackdown match in three years, as he takes on Dean Ambrose in the main event.
William Regal vs. Wade Barrett
Before the match, Wade Barrett talks about how he's heard stories about London's infamous grave robberies. He never believed them, but today he does because there is a body missing from the cemetery. That body is in the ring in the form of William Regal. He'll be sent back to where he came from courtesy of the Barrett Barrage.
The bell rings, and Barrett quickly kicks him. Regal ducks a short-arm clothesline before sending him to the corner for a forearm. Regal knees away at him, but Barrett quickly comes back with a sidekick. Regal ducks a Bull Hammer and hits an exploder suplex. Barrett avoids the Running Knee and takes him out with the Bull Hammer for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Wade Barrett Match Rating: 1/4 *
They show footage of Paul Heyman alleging that Triple H wasn't in the building on Monday Night RAW. Triple H then came out, accepted Brock Lesnar's challenge, and gave Heyman a Pedigree.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring for a match against Mark Henry. They'll fight on Friday night, next.
Randy Orton vs. Mark Henry
They circle the ring and lock up. Henry quickly powers him to the corner and clotheslines him. Henry goes for the World's Strongest Slam, but Orton counters out before punching him down. Henry rolls out of the ring in frustration. Orton attacks him at ringside, but Henry rakes the eyes. Henry head-butts him before attempting to throw him into the steel ring post. Orton slides off his shoulders and pushes him in. Henry gets in the ring, and Orton gives him the Garvin Stomp. Orton poses for the crowd, and Henry avalanches him.
Henry puts him on the rope and chokes him a bit. Orton tries to come back with a kick, but Henry quickly gives him some shoulder thrusts. Henry screams to the crowd, "That's what I do!" Orton comes back with some punches, but Henry shoves him off. Orton clotheslines him, but Henry doesn't go down. Orton ducks a clothesline, and he finally takes Henry down with a clothesline. Orton hits a DDT for a near fall. Henry's kick-out caused Orton to land on his feet. Orton gets Henry caught on the apron, and he hits him with a hanging DDT. Orton gets the crowd into it, and he begins stalking Henry who simply rolls out of the ring. Orton follows him outside and punches, but Henry drives him into the ring post. Henry puts him in the ring and gets back in. Henry then turns around, and Sheamus gives him a Brogue Kick!
Winner by Disqualification: Mark Henry Match Rating: * 1/4
Sheamus calls for Orton to attack Henry, so Orton obliges with an RKO. They stand over Mark Henry and pose.
We'll take a look at the confrontation between John Cena, Ryback, and Mick Foley, next.
The RAW Rebound airs, and it highlights Mick Foley's confrontation with Ryback. Ryback threatened to attack him, but John Cena ran out to even the odds. The Shield then made their way to the ring, and Cena left Ryback in the ring to fend for himself. The Shield attacked Ryback, but Cena fought them off with a chair, helping Ryback. Cena then gave Ryback the Attitude Adjustment.
The Undertaker makes his epic entrance for the main event. He will compete in his first match on Smackdown in three years against Dean Ambrose, next.
Undertaker vs. Dean Ambrose w/ The Shield
Undertaker goes to corner Ambrose, but Set Rollins and Roman Reigns get on the apron to distract him. Ambrose punches away at Undertaker, but he's quickly turned in the corner. Undertaker punches away at him in the corner before throwing him over the top rope. Undertaker leaves the ring to drive Ambrose into the barricade. Undertaker scares off the rest of The Shield before dropping a leg on Ambrose, who was hanging out over the apron. Undertaker charges him in the corner for a big boot, but Ambrose sidesteps him. Ambrose then dropkicks him out of the ring.
Ambrose punches away at him before driving him into the barricade. Ambrose puts him in the ring and punches away at him. Ambrose grinds his forearm into Undertaker's face before dropkicking him down for a near fall. Ambrose applies a neck vice, but Undertaker fights up. Ambrose quickly takes him down with a neckbreaker for a near fall.
Ambrose hits a straight punch to the face before mocking Undertaker's taunt. Undertaker grabs him by the throat, and they trade punches. Undertaker goes into the ropes, but Ambrose hits him with a knee. Ambrose hits the ropes, and Undertaker Chokeslams him down. Rollins gets on the apron, and Undertaker punches him off. Reigns distracts the referee, and Ambrose low blows Undertaker. Ambrose hits a big DDT for a near fall. Ambrose can't believe it, and Undertaker catches him with Hell's Gate for the win!
Winner by Submission: Undertaker Match Rating: * 1/2
The Shield immediately attacks him after the bell rings. Undertaker mounts a little comeback by sending Reigns into the barricade and Rollins into the crowd. Undertaker grabs a steel chair, and he hits Ambrose in the midsection with it before punching him down. Undertaker goes to Chokeslam Rollins on the outside, but Reigns spears him through the barricade! Ambrose slams the chair off his back a few times. They then clear the commentary table of the lid and the televisions. The Shield then gives Undertaker a vicious Triple Powerbomb through the table! They stand over the Phenom as Smackdown comes to an end!
Quick Match Results
Jack Swagger def. Alberto Del Rio Layla def. Aksana Fandango def. Justin Gabriel Big Show def. Sheamus Wade Barrett def. William Regal (non-title) Mark Henry def. Randy Orton via DQ Undertaker def. Dean Ambrose via Submission
- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson reiterated in a Twitter Q&A Friday that
WrestleMania 29 "may have been my last match." This statement follows The Rock
telling radio host Peter Rosenberg last week that WrestleMania was "probably"
his last match.
"Mania may have been my last match. The 3 year goal
was to come in & elevate the WWE. Then proudly 'do the honors.'
Rock also added that his injury rehab is "coming along
well" after deciding to have surgery to repair torn abdominal muscles he tore
during the WrestleMania main event match against John Cena.
Multi-time X Division Champion and Tag Team Champion, Chris Sabin, makes his return to IMPACT WRESTLING on the Thursday's May 2nd broadcast on SpikeTV! Watch a special preview video of Sabin's comeback from injury:
James Storm comes out to the ring as we see clips of AJ Styles
beating him last week, and he says that he wanted to fight AJ and he brought the
fight. Storm spots AJ in the crowd and says that his new finishing move hurt
like hell and AJ was the better man last week, but he's not going to cry over
spilled milk because he's a beer drinker. Storm says he'd rather deal with the
Aces & Eights idiots who jumped from behind, and if they wanted to fight,
all they needed to do is call him, tweet him, or whatever. Storm says he knows
that if he calls one of them out, they're all going to come out, but they can
bring as many out as they want because he'll take one or two of them out in the
process. Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian come out and Daniels says they
want to weigh in on the matter since they were also victims of Aces &
Eights. Hogan doesn't have an answer to the Aces & Eights problem, but the
two smartest men in the room know the answer to the problem, because Aces &
Eights has been playing the numbers game, but they know the magic number and
it's four. Not just any four, but Fortune. Kazarian says that all AJ needs to do
is forgive himself for giving them cheapshots last week because he forgives
them, then get away from the fartknockers in the audience and get in the ring
with his boys Bad Influence and reform Fortune tonight since it's the right
thing to do. AJ doesn't respond, but Storm says everyone wants them to shut up,
so Kazarian tells "Travis Tritt" that the fans don't concern them and Storm is
irrelevant, and this leads to Storm jumping Daniels and getting laid out 2-on-1
while AJ watches from amidst the fartknockers. Daniels and Kazarian leave as
Aces & Eights comes out to the ring and surround Storm, Garett Bischoff and
Wes Brisco get a table out from under the ring and set it up so Anderson can
powerbomb Storm through it, but Joseph Park runs out and gets a couple of shots
in before the gang overwhelms him and he gets laid out as well. Doc and Mike
Knox get ready to double chokeslam Park through the table, but Bully Ray tells
them to stop so he and Devon can give Park 3D through the table. In a nice
touch, Park's hand is twitching as he lays on the mat with Aces & Eights
standing over him as we go to commercial.
We're back, and Aces &
Eights are still in the ring as Joseph Park is being carried out, and Bully Ray
tells the crowd they said they weren't screwing around. He tells the fans to
look around because there ain't no heroes left: no Samoa Joe, no Brutus Magnus,
no James Storm, no Joseph Park, NOBODY. Last week, he called out one man (crowd
chants for Hogan), and Bubba says that's right, he called out his next victim,
Hulk Hogan. He tells "Dad" that he has until the end of the show to answer his
challenge, because when you ride with Aces & Eights, you never walk alone.
We go to the announcers, who tell us that Hulk Hogan was here, but he
left hours ago and we don't know why. Todd says we don't know if he's coming
back, and Taz says there's no way because he's not dumb enough to show up.
We go to a video package that recaps Mickie's path back to a title shot,
and she feels sorry for Velvet because she has to fight through an injury, but
she needs to remind everyone of how good she is and it's her time to shine.
Taryn Terrell makes her way to the ring, and she faces Tara...NEXT!
Hulk Hogan returns to the building and the annoying dumbass with the
camera tries to get some answers about where he went, but Hogan says to let it
go and walks off.
Taryn Terrell vs Tara
goes nuts on Tara, beating her into the corner, hitting a rolling neckbreaker,
and then a series of hairtosses. Terrell goes back after Terrell in the corner,
but she gets hotshot off the top rope and Tara starts putting the boots to her
and rams her face into the mat. Now Tara hairtosses her across the ring, ODB
gives her a laying down of the law before Tara gives Terrell a catapult into the
corner. Tara gets Terrell in a version of the Muta Lock and then snaps back on
the knee and covers Terrell for a series of two counts. Terrell tries to mount a
comeback, but Tara lifts her in the air by the neck and chokes her for a 4 count
before just dropping her to the mat. That's some good power there by Tara. Tara
is just toying with Terrell and doesn't even really seem to be trying too hard
to cradle her on the pin attempts. Tara catapults Terrell into the bottom rope
this time and gets another couple of 2 counts, but Terrell moves out of the way
of a slingshot rolling legdrop and finally starts that comeback with a series of
clotheslines and a verticla suplex. Terrell goes to the top for a flying
bodypress, but she takes too long and Tara moves out of the way. Terrell hits
hard and Tara trash talks her instead of going for the kill, and I justr KNOW
that's going to come back to bite her. Tara picks Terrell up and hits a twisting
side suplex, but again passes up the pin, takes her time to do the ass shaking
moonsault, and gets rolled up for 3.
I liked this match, I thought they told a good story of
the veteran taking the rookie too lightly and getting caught because she screwed
around instead of going for the kill.
Robbie E is backstage and tells
Jesse Godderz that Rob Terry always said he knew Jesse had bigger arms and pecs
than him, and when he beats Rob Terry tonight, he'll be on his way to becoming a
bro on the level of George Washington, Al Bundy, and Oprah Winfrey. Jesse flexes
and says he doesn't need Robbie's help...bro.
Robbie E is backstage and
tells Jesse Godderz that Rob Terry always said he knew Jesse had bigger arms and
pecs than him, and when he beats Rob Terry tonight, he'll be on his way to
becoming a bro on the level of George Washington, Al Bundy, and Oprah Winfrey.
Jesse flexes and says he doesn't need Robbie's help...bro.
Terry vs Jesse Godderz
Jesse flexes at the crowd, then turns
around and gets his head taken off with a trilogy of clotheslines. Terry gets
distracted briefly by Robbie E, but gets Jesse by the neck and tosses him across
the ring by the neck. Robbie E distracts Terry again and this time Jesse is able
to capitalize and blindside Terry by clipping his knee. That advantage lasts
about thirty seconds before Terry goes back to manhandling Jesse. Jesse
dropkicks Terry and gets him in a camel clutch while hammering forearms into his
chest, he covers Terry but only get 1. Jesse comes off the middle rope, Terry
catches him and pops him up into the powerslam, but Robbie E pulls the ref out
of the ring at 2. Terry goes after Robbie E, Jesse tries to blindside him again,
but Terry sees him coming and just LAUNCHES him into Robbie E, then he press
slams Jesse into the ring, hits the spinebuster, and Jesse is out as Terry
covers for 3.
Winner: Rob Terry
supreme again as Robbie and Jesse seethe at him from the top of the ramp and
wonder what it will take to stop this monster.
Velvet Sky is backstage,
Frankie Kazarian and Christopher Daniels catch
up backstage with Bobby Roode and asks him if he wants to reform Fortune. They
say to forget about Storm, but if the three of them stand together, Daniels
knows AJ will rejoin them. Roode seems to be considering it as Daniels and
Kazarian leave, and we see Aries peeking around the corner with a knowing look
on his face as he eavesdropped on their conversation. We look back at two weeks
ago when Bully Ray defeated Jeff Hardy in Full Metal Mayhem to retain the TNA
World Title, and Mike Tenay says that there are rumors that Jeff Hardy is
thinking of walking away from the business. Taz says that comes as no surprise
and tells Hardy do the smart thing and take his ball and go home.
a video package hyping the return of Chris Sabin, who will be back in the ring
next week after two ACL tears put him on the shelf for the better part of the
last two years. Great video package that got me psyched to see him come back.
Chavo Guerrero, Jr & Hernandez come out to the ring, and they'll
defend the title against Bobby Roode and Austin Aries...NEXT!
Aries comes up to Bobby Roode and says that if he wants to reform Fortune,
that's his business since they're not really friends, just two dominant World
Champions who make a dominant team. He asks how Daniels and Kazarian are such
great wrestlers if Aries was the one who beat him for the title, and why Fortune
disappeared if they were so awesome. Aries says he wants to be a World Tag Team
Champion and wants Roode to do that with him, and if Roode screw him tonight,
he's just screwing himself.
Speaking of Daniels and Kazarian, they join
the broadcast team for our next match...
TNA World Tag Team
Title Match: Chavo Guerrero, Jr & Hernandez vs Bobby Roode & Austin
The crowd is solidly behind Aries as he locks up with
Chavo and they trade some basic chain wrestling to start the match. Chavo
finally has enough and starts pounding on Aries with right hands before planting
him with a back suplex for 1. Aries tags Roode in and yells at Roode to get to
it when he stops to glance down at Daniels and Kazarian. Roode comes in and
immediately gets flattened by Hernandez, who bowls him over with a shoulderblock
and a big splash for 2. Hernandez gets a delayed vertical suplex on Roode, then
he no-sells Aries when he runs in and tries to chop Hernandez, who just pumps
him up into the air and press slams him, Hernandez goes up the rampway and
charges down for the flying shoulderblock, but Roode and Aries see him coming
and dodge the shot, and Roode covers Hernandez for 2. Roode puts the boots to
Hernandez and hits a vertical suplex so Aries can slingshot in with a rolling
senton for 2. Now Hernandez is in the wrong part of town, as Roode hits a series
of running kneestrikes to the gut and a Canadian legsweep for 2. Hernandez
evades a double team attempt, clotheslines Roode, tosses Aries onto the corner,
and tags in Chavo to clean house and hit some of his Amigos and a rolling front
kick on Aries for 2. Chavo with a DDT on Roode for 2, Hernandez dumps Aries to
the floor and sets Roode up for the Border Toss, but Daniels and Kazarian
interject themselves and allow Roode to hit Hernandez with a psinebuster. Aries
goes for the 450 splash, Hernandez kicks Roode into the corner and knocks Aries
to the floor, then Daniels distracts the referee while Daniels tries to nail
Hernandez, but Hernandez moves and Daniels accidentally lays Roode out. Chavo
goes up top and hits the frogsplash for the win.
Guerrero, Jr & Hernandez
Chavo and Hernandez retain the
title, even though Todd seemed to think Roode and Aries were the champions
through the whole match. The seeds of dissension are sown between Roode and
Aries...though they never really trusted each other to begin with.
cameraman catches up with Matt Morgan and asks him what he thinks of tonight's
confrontation between Hogan and Bubba. He says Hogan's signing his death
warrant, but he's headed out to the ring right now to tell everyone what his
solution is, and he wants everybody to pay attention and learn something.
We see Hulk Hogan appearing at the press conference in Florida where he
got heckled while announcing that Impact was coming to town, followed by a video
package of the recent history between Hulk Hogan and Matt Morgan, and then
Morgan comes out to the ring to address the crowd. He says that the last year
and a half of his career have centered around mistakes by Hulk Hogan, mistakes
like taking Sting's adevice and trusting Bully Ray, not naming Matt Morgan the
#1 contender at Lockdown, and giving Bully Ray the title shot so he could steal
the title and make Impact Wrestling implode. Hogan ejected Sting, his best
friend for 20 years, and nobody's seen him since. Jeff Hardy tried to regain the
title for Hogan and TNA, and he got stretchered out of the arena because of Aces
& Eights. The crowd chants for Hogan, and Morgan says he's with them because
he'd like to ask Hogan down to the ring so he can present him with the answer to
all of his problems. Hogan takes his time, but finally comes out to face Morgan,
who says that he doesn't want to BS each other: Hogan has no more horses in the
race and no backup when he comes out to face Bubba later tonight. Everyone knows
they're going to eat him up and spit him out, they've done it to everyone else
on their roster, and he has nobody left. Morgan offers the ultimate solution:
seven feet and 300 pounds of "The Blueprint" Matt Morgan. Nobody wants it more
and nobody has begged for the shot more than Matt Morgan, and nobody's more able
to eliminate them than he is, and he is Hogan's seven foot knight in shining
armor, and if given the opportunity, he'll take Bully Ray's watermelon head and
Carbon Footprint it into the fifth row...for a small price, of course. Morgan
says he'll handle the Bully Ray situation if Hogan gives him the title shot at
Slammiversary right now, and he asks Hogan what he thinks. Hogan stops to look
out at the crowd and gauge their reaction, and the fans seem into the idea.
Hogan tells Morgan that a lot of what he says is true and he has the goods to
get the job done, and Hogan says he probably could, but with his hopes at an all
time high, he was hoping Morgan would do the right thing. Hogan put up with all
of Morgan's crap because he was hoping Morgan would finally become the guy we
all wanted him to be, the second coming of the Mania, BROTHER, but at the end of
the day, Morgan will only do it for a price. If Hogan gave him the title shot
now, it would be a bigger mistake than Bully Ray, and he knows he caused all
this trouble with Aces & Eights, and even if he's not capable, he'll go out
there and take what he needs to take for the sake of the company and he's not
going to hand anything over to Morgan. And by the way, he never saw Andre the
Giant come out here and whine like a little bitch. Hogan drops the mic and
storms off as an irate Morgan stands in the ring in shock that he didn't get his
Mickie James and Velvet Sky are backstage, and
they're...WALKING! Aces & Eights are in their satellite clubhouse
laughing over the idea of Hulk Hogan facing them alone after like 20 knee
surgeries, but Bully Ray makes the rest of the gang promise not to get involved
and let him deal with his father-in-law by himself.
Title Match: Velvet Sky vs Mickie James
Mickie looks like she's
worked hard to get herself into great shape. They do some basic feeling out
before Velvet snapmares Mickie and hits a basement dropkick for 2. Velvet hits a
leapfrog and tweaks the knee she injured a couple of weeks ago, and Mickie
hesitates for a moment before going for a cover. She only gets 2, so she gets a
spinning toehold, a very legitimate submission hold that could end a match after
someone suffers an injury like Velvet did...and we choose now to go to
We're back, and Mickie is still relentlessly working
Velvet's knee over. She catches Velvet in an STF, Velvet makes it to the ropes
to force a break, and she suddenly starts firing back at Mickie after getting a
second wind. Her knee is still giving her a lot of trouble as she unloads on
Mickie, but collapses when she gets fired into the ropes and goes down in a
heap. Mickie hesitates again, and it costs her as Velvet hits a Russian legsweep
for 2. Mickie hits a leaping enziguiri and goes to the top, and she connects
with a top rope Thesz Press that Velvet just barely kicks out of. Mickie
backdrops Velvet out of In Your Face and sets up for the DDT, but Velvet shoves
her off so Mickie dropkicks the injured knee out from under her. Mickie again
gives Velvet time to recover and Velvet catches her in a small package and she
grabs the damn jeans to get 3!
Winner: Velvet Sky
I don't think Velvet actually was supposed to cheat to win the match,
but they were close enough to the ropes that I guess she had to do something to
hit the finish and it was one of those things that just kind of happens.
Bully Ray and Devon are backstage gloating over being the most
successful tag team in history, and now they hold the TNA World and TV Titles,
and they lead a pack of wolves and nobody is going to stop them. Bubba's going
out to face his father-in-law, and he's going to be the man to put the final
nail in the coffin of Hulkamania.
We then go to Brooke Hogan, who is
scared to death for her father as he goes out to face Aces & Eights. She
knows she sounds like a hypocrite because she wanted to face Bubba alone too,
but she has bodyguards. I guess Hogan can't bring Atlas Security to the ring
with him? Anyway, Hogan says he made this problem by putting Bubba in the
position to win the title, and now he has to go handle this situation. Brooke
leaves, Hogan asks himself what he's getting himself into, and he goes back to
taping up his wrists.
Bully Ray comes out to the ring, takes a piece of
paper out of his back pocket, and reads off a list of names: Sting, Brutus
Magnus, Samoa Joe, Eric Young, the Pope, Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, Joseph Park,
James Storm, and he asks what all those names have in common. He says they were
all victims of Aces & Eights, and there's only one victim left. He tells
Hulk Hogan to get out there right now, and Hulk himself comes out with his
business tape wrapped around his fists. Bubba yells to have his music shut off
as he asks a very angry looking Hulk Hogan how his recently-reconstructed knee
is doing. Bubba says Hogan is raring to go and he bets Hogan can't wait to just
punch him in his face, hit him with the big boot, and drop the big leg on him,
but it ain't gonna happen. Hogan can walk down the ramp, step in the ring, and
try to fool the fans, but he'll never in a million years fool Bubba. He can look
in Hogan's eyes and see one and only one thing: pure fear. Hulk Hogan fears
Bully Ray, and he fears him because he reminds Hogan of himself, he's the last
of a dying breed, Hogan's breed. Hogan asked if he ever thought he would see
Bubba standing there, and reminds Hogan that he's the President of Aces &
Eights, the TNA World Champion, his son-in-law, and the man who's going to put
an end to Hulkamania. Hogan says Bubba can't put an end to Hulkamania because
Hulkamania will never die. They throw down their microphones, Bubba turns his
hat around backward as Taz cheers for Bubba to go after his knee, but instead
Bubba just spits in Hogan's face. Hogan stops and shakes his head and starts to
walk away, but then he gets the look of the Hulkster, tears his shirt off, and
does YOU! at Bubba. Bubba goes YOU back at him and they stare each other down
until Bubba takes a swing at Hogan, who blocks, whips Bubba to the ropes for the
big boot, but Bubba grabs the ropes and pulls himself out to the floor. The rest
of Aces & Eights comes out and surrounds the ring, and things are looking
really bad for Hogan...but the lights go out, and when they come back up, Sting
is in the ring and is pointing his bat at Hogan. Bubba looks really excited, but
we all know what's going to happen next. Sure enough, Sting turns around, nudges
Bubba's hat off with the bat, and starts laying out Aces & Eights with the
bat while Hogan knocks a few off himself. Aces & Eights heads for the hills,
but instead of giving Hogan a big, sloppy hug and kiss, he points his bat at
Hogan and then walks off without saying a word. Sting is back to help TNA, but
it looks like he and Hogan still have a ways to go as a bewildered Hogan stares
out at the crowd as we call it a week.
Update on Rosa Mendes' Status with WWE Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/24/2013 at 11:57 PM
As reported earlier, Rosa Mendes was sent home from WWE's ongoing European tour. WWE issued a statement to online news outlets stating, "Rosa Mendes left the international tour for personal reasons."
According to the Wrestling Observer, Mendes was "partying too much on the tour," with one company source describing her as "a mess." Talent and other employees were under the belief that she would probably not rejoin the company on the road for a while, but also mentioned that she has not been suspended.
PWInsider.com noted that Mendes has a history of similar issues, which prompted company officials to send her back home.
Mendes addressed the matter on Twitter, writing, "Just wanted to let all my #Mendesluverz that I'm ok. I had to take care of some personal matters. Thank you for all your support. Love you."
Mendes manages the real-life cousin tandem of Primo and Epico, and is considered the star of the group due to her appearance and charisma. Though Primo and Epico are well-liked within the company and considered good workers, the general feeling is that they lack charisma and therefore aren't heavily promoted.
- The segment on RAW last night where The Shield arrived in a helicopter was
real footage as they had to fly from the SmackDown live event in Cardiff, Wales
to make it to RAW. Fandango and Summer Rae were also on the helicopter but
obviously not shown. To get Fandango and The Shield to RAW in time, they worked
the first and second matches at the SmackDown live event. The Shield lost to
Sheamus and The New Age Outlaws while Fandango defeated Ted DiBiase.
- William Regal spoke to WWE.com after losing to Fandango on last
night's RAW from London. Regal said he was humbled by the ovation he received
from the crowd.
- WWE's website also spoke to Fandango after the match.
He said the United States fans can't come close to pronouncing his name and
singing his song right. He was excited to come to London because maybe the fans
could get his song right but they couldn't. Fandango called the UK fans a
- WWE's website also posted footage of Paul Heyman being
helped to the back after the segment with Triple H where he took a Pedigree.
While Heyman was being helped out of the ring, the crowd broke out in a huge
"JBL" chant. JBL responded by standing and saluting the fans, which got an even
bigger pop. The crowd then did the same thing for Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole.
- RAW opens up from London, England with Paul Heyman in the ring.
Heyman introduces himself and gets a mixed reaction. Heyman says he's here as
the advocate for Brock Lesnar. Heyman talks about Lesnar destroying 3MB last
week and the challenge to Triple H for Extreme Rules. Heyman shows us footage
from last week. Heyman says Triple H isn't here tonight but he has an e-mail
from Triple H with his response to the challenge. It says Triple H will give his
answer next week. The crowd boos. Heyman rips Triple H until his music hits and
out comes The Game.
Triple H says he lied in the e-mail. He grabs
Heyman's tie and tells him to inform Brock Lesnar that he accepts the challenge.
Triple H hits Heyman with a Pedigree and poses over him before we go to replays.
- Still to come tonight, Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler. We go to
Back from the break and out comes World Heavyweight Champion
Dolph Ziggler with AJ Lee and Big E Langston. Back and forth to start the match.
Jericho drops Dolph and dropkicks him. Ziggler goes out to get a kiss from AJ
but gets ran over by Jericho. Back to commercial.
We go to the ring and out comes R-Truth rapping
his "what's up?" theme song. Antonio Cesaro is out next. Cesaro yodels on his
way to the ring.
Cesaro takes control to start the match. Cesaro with a
big uppercut to the back and a huge clothesline. Truth fights out of a headlock
and rolls Cesaro up for 2. Truth with clotheslines now. Truth misses the
scissors kick but blocks Cesaro with a right hand. Truth with a facebuster for a
2 count. Truth runs into a knee but counters and hits his finisher for the win.
- We see a helicopter arriving
somewhere and it's The Shield. They hop into a Range Rover and make their way to
Brodus Clay vs. Damien Sandow
to the ring and out comes Brodus Clay, Tensai, Cameron and Naomi. We go to
Back from the break and out comes Cody Rhodes and Damien
Sandow. Sandow and Clay lock up to start the match. Clay with a big clothesline
and headbutts to the back. Clay with a scoop slam and an elbow drop for a 2
count. Sandow tries for a comeback but Clay runs over him. Sandow counters a
slam and takes control. Sandow with knees to the face. Sandow drops the Elbow of
Disdain for a 2 count. Clay makes a comeback and beats Sandow down in the
corner. Clay with a big splash in the corner and a t-bone suplex. Clay chases
Cody off the apron and Sandow gets a cheap shot in. Sandow rolls Clay up for the
Winner: Damien Sandow
- Dolph Ziggler is
backstage talking to the World Heavyweight Title. AJ Lee walks up. He says she
should have a title of her own. He says it would look better on AJ than Kaitlyn
and they pick on Kaitlyn. Big E Langston is standing there. Dolph says this is
their time so stop creeping. Big E walks off. Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox
walk up. If Ziggler loses his match tonight against Chris Jericho, Jericho gets
put into the Extreme Rules match, making it a Fatal 4 Way. Vickie laughs in
their faces and walks off as we go to commercial.
- Back from the break
and we see CM Punk's promo from last week. Michael Cole says they've tried
contacting Punk all week to no avail.
- The Shield appear on the big
screen. Seth Rollins says they went through great lengths to be here tonight.
Dean Ambrose talks about The Undertaker. Rollins says they will make their
greatest statement tonight. Ambrose says Taker will know what justice tastes
Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go to the ring and out comes Chris Jericho to a big pop. We go to
Back from the break and out comes World Heavyweight Champion
Dolph Ziggler with AJ Lee and Big E Langston. Back and forth to start the match.
Jericho drops Dolph and dropkicks him. Ziggler goes out to get a kiss from AJ
but gets ran over by Jericho. Back to commercial.
Back from the break
and Big E gets in a cheap shot on Jericho. Ziggler with a neckbreaker and a 2
count. Ziggler with stomps and more offense. Ziggler drops a big elbow for
another 2 count. Jericho comes back with chops but misses a splash in the corner
and falls out to the floor. Ziggler brings it back in for a 2 count. Ziggler
shows off and taunts Jericho. Jericho counters a neckbreaker with a roll up for
2. Ziggler comes right back with a clothesline.
Ziggler gets a sleeper
locked in now. Jericho counters with a big slam and makes a comeback. Jericho
goes to the top and nails a big shot on the way down. Jericho misses the bulldog
but keeps control. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho but Ziggler counters.
More back and forth. Jericho with an enziguri for a 2 count. Jericho finally
hits the bulldog. AJ gets on the apron and distracts the referee. Big E decks
Jericho with a right hand when he goes for the Lionsault. Ziggler covers but
Jericho kicks out at 2. More back and forth. Dolph locks in another sleeper
hold. More back and forth. Ziggler blocks a Lionsault and nails the leg drop for
another 2 count. Ziggler blocks the Walls again. Ziggler goes to the top but
Jericho hits the top rope. Jericho climbs up and nails a superplex. Jericho
covers for a 2 count. Jericho nails a Codebreaker for another pin attempt. AJ
gets back on the apron. Jericho dropkicks Big E off the apron. Jericho goes for
the Walls and gets it locked in. Fandango's music hits and the crowd pops big
time. This distracts Jericho and the hold is broken. Ziggler with a kick to the
knee and Zig Zag for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
- We see footage of Ryback, John Cena and The Shield from last week.
- Josh Mathews is backstage with Mick Foley. Foley brings up Ryback and
says he won't have any time for excuses when he faces Cena in 4 weeks. Foley
thanks Mathews and walks off. We go to commercial.
Back from a commercial and Cody Rhodes waits in the
ring with Damien Sandow. Tensai is also out with Cameron, Naomi and Clay. Tensai
drops Cody and goes to work. Tensai lifts Cody in the air and holds him for a
minute before slamming him for a 2 count. Cody turns it around and stomps away
for a pin attempt of his own.
Cody misses a shoulder in the corner and
Tensai takes back control. Tensai drops a big elbow for a 2 count. Tensai
catapults Cody out of the corner and drops him with a shot to the throat. Tensai
with a big senton down low in the corner. Sandow gets on the apron but Clay lays
him out. Tensai blocks a Disaster Kick and slams Cody. Tensai dances and drops a
splash for the win.
- Kane and
Daniel Bryan are backstage. Bryan is asking if The Undertaker is here yet so
they can go over strategy. Kane tells him not to worry about the Brothers of
Destruction. Bryan says they need to be on the same page. Bryan says he has come
up with a good plan. Kane says Taker doesn't take orders. Kane tells Bryan do
not try and give Taker a hug. Bryan promises he won't. All of a sudden Kane and
Bryan get attacked. The camera falls and it looks like The Shield hit them. We
go to commercial.
- Josh Mathews is backstage with Ryback and asks him
about watching The Shield beat Cena down last week. Ryback wants to meet Mick
Foley in the ring later tonight.
Zack Ryder vs. Big E
We go to the ring and out comes Big E Langston. We go
Back from the break and out comes Zack Ryder. Langston
backdrops Ryder to start the match. Big E with body shots in the corner. Ryder
dodges a clothesline but Big E fights him off. Big E catches a crossbody and
drops Ryder over his knees several times. Big E with a big spear in the corner.
Ryder gets knees up in the corner and nails a second rope dropkick. Big E
clotheslines Ryder out of the air and nails his finisher for the win.
Winner: Big E Langston
- Back from the
commercial and out comes The Undertaker to the ring.
vs. The Undertaker and Team Hell No
Out next comes Seth
Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose through the crowd. They surround the ring
and taunt Taker. They hit the ring and Taker fights them off. The pyro goes off
and here comes Kane and Daniel Bryan to make the save. There's a big brawl as
Taker and Team Hell No clear the ring. We go to commercial with Taker and Team
Hell No standing in the ring.
Back from the break and Ambrose is
starting out with Bryan. Bryan takes him to the corner with kicks. Bryan drops
Ambrose and kicks him some more. Bryan keeps Ambrose on the mat. Kane tags in
and dropkicks Ambrose for a 2 count. Kane with right hands and kicks in the
corner. Taker comes in and goes at it with Ambrose in the corner. Taker with a
big shoulder and a 2 count. Ambrose cuts him off in the corner and turns it
around. Taker fights him off and nails Old School. Taker with more offense
before a tag to Kane. A "you still got it" chant breaks out for Taker. Reigns
comes in but Kane drops him with a right hand. Kane tags in Bryan for some
double teaming on Reigns. Bryan with a 1 count.
Kane with more offense
as he keeps Reigns on the mat. Reigns makes a comeback and drops Kane for a pin
attempt. Ambrose tags in and they triple team Kane. Rollins covers for a 2
count. Rollins chokes Kane on the ropes and keeps him in their corner. Kane
fights out of the corner but Ambrose stops him. Reigns comes back in and keeps
control of Kane. Kane fights out of a hold and slams Reigns. Rollins comes in
off the top but Kane drops him with a right hand. Bryan tags in with kicks to
Rollins. They run the ropes and Bryan hits a big clothesline. Bryan with more
kicks as the crowd chants. Bryan with a big kick to the head and a 2 count on
Rollins. Rollins comes back but Bryan dumps him on the floor. Bryan runs the
ropes and leaps out, taking Rollins out on the floor. Bryan goes to the top and
hits a dropkick on Rollins in the ring. Bryan misses another in the corner and
goes down. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Rollins is in
control of Bryan. Rollins taunts Taker. Ambrose comes back in to keep the attack
on Bryan going. Ambrose with a forearm to the face and a 2 count. Ambrose with
knees and a big slam now. Ambrose ties Bryan up in a surfboard and tags in
Rollins for a big knee drop from the top. Rollins with a 2 count off the double
team. Bryan finally catches a break and tags in Taker. Taker sends Reigns to the
floor, pulls Ambrose in and knocks Rollins off the apron. Taker unloads on
Ambrose and clotheslines him in the corner. Taker nails Snake Eyes and a big
boot on Ambrose. Taker with the big leg drop for a 2 count. Taker calls for a
chokeslam on Ambrose and grabs Rollins for one also. Reigns makes the save with
a huge spear on Taker. Reigns covers but Taker kicks out at 2. Rollins comes
back in but Taker takes him out with a big right hand. Taker with a 2 count on
Rollins. Kane tags back in and knocks Rollins down. Kane with a big boot and a
sideslam. Kane goes to the top for a big right hand. Kane calls for a chokeslam
but Rollins counters and kicks him. Ambrose comes in off the top but Kane
chokeslams him. Bryan tags in and goes to the top for the headbutt. Reigns pulls
Bryan's foot and he falls from the top. Taker comes over and brawls with Reigns.
Rollins and Kane join the fight. Ambrose and Bryan brawl up top. Bryan goes for
the headbutt but Ambrose moves and takes the pin.
- After the match, The Shield retreats through the crowd
as Taker and Kane look on. We go to replays.
- Still to come, Mick Foley
will confront Ryback.
- Foley is backstage with John Cena. Cena is
worried about Foley going to meet Ryback in the ring.
vs. William Regal
We go to the ring and out comes Summer Rae
dancing. Fandango is out next and part of the crowd sings his theme. Fandango
and Summer pose as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and out
comes William Regal to a big pop from the London crowd. Regal mocks Fandango's
dancing to start the match. Regal strikes first with clotheslines and a
backdrop. Fandango goes to the apron but Regal brings him back in. Fandango with
a cheap shot. Fandango takes control of the match now. Regal looks to turn it
around but Fandango catches him with one of his finishers for the win.
- After the match, there's a
brief boo for Fandango but the crowd starts humming his theme song. Fandango and
Summer Rae dance above Regal before Fandango pronounces his name and that's it.
They dance up the stage but Chris Jericho attacks from behind. Jericho throws
Fandango off the stage and the crowd chants his name. Jericho extends his hand
to Summer but she hesitates. She takes his hand and they dance to Fandango's
- Still to come, Foley confronts Ryback. Up next is a Divas
Battle Royal. Back to commercial.
Divas Battle Royal: Naomi,
Tamina Snuka, Aksana, Layla, AJ Lee
WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn
is on commentary. Cole says The Bella Twins have been banned from this match for
cheating last week. Aksana gets eliminated first. Naomi hits Rear View on
Tamina. Layla and Naomi try to eliminate Tamina but she hangs on. Naomi is out
next. Layla eliminates Tamina next. AJ is playing like she's been knocked out
after a Tamina superkick. AJ turns it around and eliminates Layla to become the
new #1 contender.
Winner: AJ Lee
- Cole leads
us into a promo for WWE Studios' No One Lives with Brodus Clay.
Foley is backstage walking as we go to commercial.
- Back from the break
and out comes Mick Foley with a steel chair in hand. Foley calls out Ryback and
here he comes. Foley speaks and says if Ryback unleashes his best, he will go
down and probably not get back up. Foley says but he has thing to say and he
hopes some of his words sink in for Ryback. Foley shows us footage of Ryback and
Cena in the ring from last week. Ryback says he knows what he did watching The
Shield beat Cena down and he loved it. Foley asks what happened to the guy who
came into WWE last year and took it by storm. They go on and Foley brings up
Extreme Rules. He says Ryback needs to wake up. Ryback tells him to shut up.
Ryback says Foley always comes out putting his nose in other peoples business
with his same messages from the past. Ryback rips into Foley and says he knows
exactly what he's doing. Ryback says he gets what he wants. Ryback says he
wanted to send a message to Super Cena and he did. Ryback says he wanted a WWE
Title shot and he got it. Ryback says he will become WWE Champion at Extreme
Rules. Ryback calls the fans stupid.
Ryback continues to run down Foley.
Ryback calls him a fat pathetic lazy bastard. Ryback asks Foley how that steel
chair is going to help him. Foley drops the mic and gets ready to fight with it.
Ryback smacks Foley. Foley gets in his face. Ryback tosses the chair out of the
ring. Foley readies for a fight but here comes John Cena to the ring. Foley
exits the ring and now Cena gets ready for a fight. The Shield's music hits and
here they come through the crowd. Cena backs out of the ring and watches from
the apron. Cena drops down and heads up the ramp as The Shield surrounds the
ring. They attack Ryback and beat him down. Cena comes back with the steel chair
and makes the save. Ryback and Cena clear the ring. Cena runs to the floor and
beats The Shield with the chair. Cena comes back in and faces off with Ryback as
The Shield watches from the crowd. Cena drops the chair and faces off with
Ryback. Cena lifts him for an Attitude Adjustment and nails it. Cena stands over
Ryback as his music starts back up. We go to replays as Cena heads up the ramp.
Cena salutes Ryback, who is up in the ring now. RAW goes off the air with Cena
and Ryback staring each other down.
WWE Working with Limited Roster for Raw Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/22/2013 at 04:02 PM
- The WWE RAW crew will be working with a limited roster for this afternoon's tapings from London, England as several top stars are working the SmackDown live event in Wales.
It will be interesting to see how they pull off appearances by Fandango and The Shield, who are currently in Cardiff, Wales for a SmackDown live event. Cardiff to London is just under three hours so it's possible The Shield can show up in time for their main event match against The Undertaker, Kane and Daniel Bryan. Fandango was expected to appear tonight and continue his feud with the returning Chris Jericho. Other guys like Sheamus, Randy Orton and Big Show likely won't be on RAW either.
Roode Interview: Speaks On Contract Lapse, Impact Zone, Tag Teams And
TNA Wrestler Bobby Roode spoke with Slam Sports on a number of subjects including his
recent rumored contract lapse, getting out of the Impact Zone and more. Below is
a quick recap:
On the issues with his
"Honestly with the
TNA situation, a lot of it had to do with the visa paperwork and stuff like
that, being a Canadian and having to come and work in the United States.
Everything just fell into place very quickly. It wasn't like I was sitting at
home for months at a time, stewing and looking for different things to do."
On staying in TNA and not pursuing other
"I was trying to
concentrate on staying here and looking towards my future, and getting to where
I was going to be," he said. "TNA wanted me here bad enough that we were able to
work something out quickly. I'm happy for it."
Teaming with Austin Aries:
able to team with Austin has been a great experience, becoming champion in the
tag team division again with him, and being able to compete with guys like Chavo
and Hernandez. And getting the chance to work with Bad Influence, [Frankie]
Kazarian and [Christopher] Daniels as wel I've always said I was a fan of tag
team wrestling in every interview I've done. Tagging with Austin has been a lot
On getting out of the Impact
"It's obviously not
as convenient. Let's face it, for eight years, we were going down to Orlando. We
were going to the same hotel, going to the same areas. You became quite familiar
with the area. You didn't have a problem getting in or out. You knew exactly how
much time you needed to get to the airport and all that stuff. Now, it's a
little different that way."
Here is a list of the 10 richest wrestlers in the world:
#1: The Rock Net Worth – $70 Million #2: Steve Austin Net Worth – $45 Million #3: John Cena Net Worth – $35 Million #4: Big Show Net Worth – $30 Million #5: Triple H Net Worth: $25 Million #6: Kurt Angle Net Worth – $20 million #7: Chris Jericho Net Worth – $18 Million #8: Shawn Michaels Net Worth – $17 Million #9: The Undertaker Net Worth – $16 Million #10: Mick Foley Net Worth – $15 Million
- PWInsider confirms earlier reports that WWE Diva Rosa Mendes was sent home
from the current European tour. We noted earlier that she may have been "drunk"
on tour. PWI says officials were worried about her behavior and because she has
a history, they made the decision to send her home.
- This is unconfirmed but WrestleZone reports that WWE Diva Rosa Mendes has been
sent home from WWE's current European tour. Their story says Rosa was apparently
"drunk" for most of the trip so far and WWE decided to send her home. We'll keep
you updated on any other details.
In a recent Live Audio Wrestling, former TNA Wrestler Jay Lethal
revealed that TNA did contact him for The One Night Only
pay-per-view events. He said:
"I will admit they
called me for the first one but I'm under contract with Ring Of Honor so I think
they got the hint so they didn't call me back for any others. I mean, I'm under
contract so there's nothing i can do."
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