"Then. Now. Forever." The WWE video leads us into the show.
They show footage of the RAW main event that saw John Cena and Team Hell No get defeated by The Shield. Ryback was originally supposed to be Cena's partner. Ryback watched gleefully as Cena clutched at his injured Achilles tendon.
Ryback's music hits, and he makes his way to the ring to a chorus of boos from the WWE Universe. Ryback wants to get one thing straight. He knew John Cena was hurt last Monday night, which is why he couldn't tag with him against The Shield. He's not Cena's keeper. Cena chose to put himself in that match against The Shield. He chose to put himself at further risk, and he lost to The Shield. Afterwards, he was hobbling around like a weak, pathetic animal. In the law of the jungle, the bigger, stronger, and faster animals always eat the weak. Ryback rules!
Ryback vs. Daniel Bryan
The match begins, and they circle the ring. Bryan kicks him in the leg before ducking a clothesline and kicking him again. Ryback isn't fazed by the kicks. Bryan evades Ryback's grasp and kicks him some more in the legs. Ryback finally kicks him in the midsection before clubbing him down. Ryback sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Bryan hits some stiff kicks to the legs, but Ryback soon powers him to the corner and hits some shoulder thrusts. Bryan kicks back, but Ryback beats him down in the corner. Ryback hits a picture perfect body slam before screaming to the crowd, "Ryback rules!" Bryan comes right back with some kicks to the legs, but Ryback punches him down. Ryback throws him out of the ring, but Bryan lands on his feet. Bryan motions for him to follow him outside, and he gets back in the ring as Ryback comes out. Bryan dropkicks him off the apron before hitting a suicide dive. Bryan gets in the ring and taunts him.
Ryback punches the barricade in frustration before getting back in the ring. Ryback gets him in the corner and thrusts his knees into his midsection. Ryback scoops him up for a powerslam, but Bryan slides off. Bryan kicks away at the leg again, but Ryback grabs the leg and powers him down. Ryback goes for an inverted suplex slam, but Bryan knees him in the head to get out. Bryan kicks at the legs some more before hitting the ropes. Ryback catches him in a military press and throws him out of the ring!
We come back from the break to see Bryan trying to elbow out of a chin lock only for Ryback to beat him back down. Ryback throws him across the ring. Bryan rolls to the apron, and Ryback punches away at him. Ryback hits the ropes, but he charges into Bryan's shoulder. Bryan goes for a sunset flip, but Ryback doesn't go down. Ryback slams his head off the mat a few times before putting him in the corner. Ryback runs into Bryan's boot, but he catches him coming off the second turnbuckle. Ryback then powerslams him down for a near fall. Bryan kicks and punches away at him, and Ryback goes down to one knee. Bryan hits the ropes, and Ryback hits a Thesz Press, but Bryan rolls through with a single leg crab. Ryback screams in pain before kicking him off.
Bryan continues to kick away at the leg. Ryback pushes him into the ropes, but Bryan ducks a clothesline and hits a nasty flying elbow. Bryan then connects with a running dropkick in the corner. Bryan kicks away at the leg some more before stretching it over the second rope. Bryan then dropkicks the leg and dropkicks him back into the corner. Ryback is stumbling around the ring, and Bryan takes him out with a missile dropkick for a near fall. Bryan kicks away at him, but Ryback counters into a powerbomb attempt. Ryback goes to send him over the top rope, but Bryan counters into a hurricanrana over the top rope!
Ryback has trouble getting to his feet outside the ring. Bryan gets on the apron and goes for a flying knee, but Ryback catches him and slams him into the ring post twice. Ryback throws him into the ring and stands over him before dead lifting him up for a powerbomb. Ryback goes for it again, but Bryan kicks him. Ryback comes right back and plants him into the mat with a second powerbomb. Ryback hits the meat hook clothesline before signaling for the end. Ryback then drops him with Shell Shocked for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Ryback Match Rating: **
They show a replay of Ricardo Rodriguez defeating Zeb Colter and Big E. Langston to give Alberto Del Rio the opportunity to choose the stipulation for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship triple threat match at Extreme Rules. Del Rio made it a ladder match.
Renee Young is backstage with Ricardo Rodriguez. She asks how he feels about his match against Zeb Colter tonight. Rodriguez talks quickly in Spanish before kissing Young on the cheek. Del Rio comes in and tells him to calm down. Del Rio apologizes for his friend getting too excited.
Fandango will be in action, next.
Zack Ryder vs. Fandango w/ Summer Rae
Fandango quickly knees him in the midsection before sending him into the ropes. Ryder counters a hip toss into one of his own. Ryder hits a drop-toe-hold for a one count. Fandango quickly counters a dropkick, and he kicks away at his face. Fandango poses before tying Ryder up in the ropes and clubbing away at his head. Fandango gets out of the ring and kicks him in the head for a near fall. Fandango sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head. Ryder hits him with a face buster. Fandango runs into his knees and hits a second rope missile dropkick. Ryder punches him down in the corner and hits the Broski Boot for a near fall. Fandango counters the Rough Ryder and hits a Russian Leg Sweep. Fandango then hits a top rope leg drop for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Fandango Match Rating: 1/2 *
Fandango poses in the ring with Summer Rae and says his name once more for clarification. They then leave the ring dancing.
Kaitlyn is walking backstage with a bouquet of roses and reading a text message. She bumps into The Great Khali and Natalya. Natalya asks if the roses are from the same guy who sent her the hat. Kaitlyn reads the text she was looking at. "You're incredible in the ring and even more incredible out of it. I fall more in love with you every day, and I can't wait to tell the world." She says it's cheesy and from a blocked number, but she's into it. Natalya says she likes the attention. Natalya says Khali has some advice. Khali says something her stressing too much. She needs to relax just like him. Natalya says he gives the best advice.
Kane will take on Dean Ambrose in the main event to avenge the attack on the Undertaker from last week.
They show a tremendous video of John Cena surprising a young man on the Today Show from Monday. It was World Wish Day. Cena then came out with three kids on RAW. That's some really great stuff done by John Cena and WWE.
Renee Young is backstage with Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger. Young asks Colter about avenging his loss from RAW. Colter asks for her name before incorrectly calling her Rhonda anyway. Colter says she's a member of the "lamestream media" so she is going to distort facts to fit her own agenda. The real story from RAW was his personal bravery. He was very sick before the show with 102-degree temperature and vertigo, but he showed up to work because that's what real Americans do. It wasn't lost on the people on Twitter. Some people have said that his performance was one of the single most inspiring things they've ever seen. What hurt worst of all was his victory was given to an illegal immigrant that snuck across the border. Ricardo Rodriguez is guilty of theft. He could go to the police because he has witnesses, but he's going to do it himself. He's going to rectify this situation. There will be no taint on his victory. Unlike illegal immigrants, real Americans play fair. We the people!
Ricardo Rodriguez makes his way to the ring with his friend Alberto Del Rio. He'll face Zeb Colter, next.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler is on commentary with AJ Lee and Big E. Langston.
Ricardo Rodriguez w/ Alberto Del Rio vs. Zeb Colter w/ Jack Swagger
Colter shoves Rodriguez a few times before slapping him in the face a few times. Rodriguez grabs him by the mustache before stomping his foot. Rodriguez then rides Colter while grabbing his mustache. Colter quickly rakes the eyes and punches away at him. Colter talks a little trash before punching Rodriguez down again. Colter rips at his hair before talking trash to Del Rio. Rodriguez comes back with some punches and kicks. Rodriguez charges at Colter, but Swagger clotheslines him down.
Winner by Disqualification: Ricardo Rodriguez Match Rating: 1/4 *
Del Rio quickly runs into the ring and punches away at Swagger. Del Rio clotheslines him over the top rope and turns around to see Colter attempting to sneak up on him. Colter quickly bails from the ring.
Teddy Long's music hits, and he says if that's how the four of them want to play it, then he's going to make this a tag team match right now.
Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter
We join this restarted match in progress as Colter punches Rodriguez in the face from the apron. Swagger is the legal opponent against him. Swagger whips Rodriguez into the corner hard before charging. Rodriguez jumps over him, and Swagger hits the ring post shoulder first.
Del Rio is tagged in, and he hits a pair of clotheslines before hitting a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Del Rio ties him up in the ropes and clubs away at the back, but Swagger elbows him in the face. Del Rio comes back with an arm breaker before attempting the Cross Arm Breaker. Dolph Ziggler and Big E. Langston interfere before the move can be completely executed.
Winners by Disqualification: Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez Match Rating: 1/2 *
Ziggler and Langston continue to attack not only Del Rio but Swagger as well. Teddy Long quickly comes out to the stage and orders them to stop. He says this just became a triple threat tag team match.
Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter vs. Dolph Ziggler and Big E. Langston
Del Rio quickly goes to work on Ziggler with some punches and kicks. Del Rio hits a snapmare and kicks him in the back for a one count. Rodriguez is tagged in, and he kicks Ziggler in the face for a one count. Rodriguez hits a running dropkick to the head before tagging in Del Rio. Del Rio kicks Ziggler in the head for a near fall. Ziggler quickly dropkicks him down and tags in Big E. Langston. Langston picks Del Rio up and punches him in the ribs. Langston hits a belly-to-belly suplex before powering him to the corner. Langston charges and shoulders him in the midsection. Ziggler is tagged in, and he punches away at Del Rio in the corner. Ziggler splashes him in the corner for a two count.
Ziggler applies a chin lock, and the crowd gets behind Del Rio. Del Rio fights up and punches out. Del Rio sends him into the ropes, but Ziggler kicks him in the head. Ziggler then charges into a flapjack. Del Rio picks him up, but Ziggler kicks him and quickly delivers a neckbreaker. Langston is tagged in, and he punches Del Rio down. Langston punches away at him in the corner before hitting an over the shoulder slam. Langston picks him up and drives him into the corner. Langston then charges into him with a shoulder thrust. Ziggler wants into the match, so Langston tags him in. Ziggler goes for a splash in the corner, but Del Rio sidesteps him. Del Rio kicks him in the face and hits a backstabber on Swagger as he tries to interfere. Del Rio punches Colter down and pulls the top rope down as Langston charges him. Del Rio then clotheslines Ziggler over the top rope.
Del Rio eyes Colter struggling to pull himself up in the corner. Colter tries to beg him off as Del Rio approaches him. Del Rio grabs his arm, but Ziggler comes from behind and plants him with a DDT for a near fall broken up by Rodriguez. Rodriguez punches away at Langston, but Langston quickly takes him out with a body block. Swagger then runs in and slams Langston down. Swagger then turns into an enzuigiri from Del Rio. Ziggler attempts to roll Del Rio up, but he kicks out. Del Rio then applies the Cross Arm Breaker, and the WWE World Heavyweight Champion taps out.
Winners by Submission: Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez Match Rating: * 1/2
A strange camera angle is shown, and the sound of grunting and pipes falling is heard. Dean Ambrose appears on the screen and says it just breaks your heart when the champ becomes a chump. Seth Rollins says the Phenom isn't so phenomenal. Roman Reigns says they broke John Cena and the Undertaker. Undertaker's little brother is next. Ambrose says Kane is so misguided. Justice is not taking revenge for your family. Justice is what they dispense every day. Rollins says it'll catch up. They put the Undertaker down, but it could have been worse. He'll believe by the end of the night. Rollin says he'll believe in The Shield. The camera is put down, and Daniel Bryan is seen writhing in pain on the floor. They kick him for good measure before walking off.
A video is shown of Triple H accepting Brock Lesnar's challenge for a Steel Cage Match at Extreme Rules.
Referees are backstage calling for a trainer to tend to Daniel Bryan, who is still down backstage. They slowly lift him up and escort him to the trainer's room.
Randy Orton vs. Damien Sandow
The bell rings, and they lock up. Sandow whips him off, but Orton shoulder blocks him down. Sandow is unhappy with himself for not seeing that coming. They lock up again, and Sandow applies a side headlock. Orton applies one of his own and shoulder blocks him down again. Sandow quickly pulls him face first into the turnbuckle before stomping away at him. Sandow beats him in the corner a bit before the referee backs him off. Sandow knees him in the midsection before hitting a snapmare and a knee drop for a two count. Sandow applies a chin lock, but Orton fights up.
Orton whips him to the corner, but Sandow slingshots over him. Orton quickly hits a pair of clotheslines and a powerslam. Orton goes for the hanging DDT, but Sandow gets out. Sandow snaps him off the top rope before knocking him off the apron.
We come back from the break to see Orton counter out of a chin lock with a back suplex. Sandow quickly dropkicks him in the knee and DDTs him down for a near fall. Sandow knees away at him before hitting a Russian leg sweep. Sandow hits two Cubito Aequets for a near fall. Sandow applies another chin lock, but Orton quickly gets to his feet and head-butts out. Sandow quickly kicks him and runs into a dropkick.
Orton sends him into the ropes and hits a back body drop. Orton head-butts him before finally hitting the hanging DDT. Orton gets the crowd into it as he stalks Sandow. Sandow gets to his feet, and Orton hits the RKO for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Randy Orton Match Rating: *
Big Show's music hits soon after the match ends, and he makes his way to the ring with a microphone. Big Show says Orton has to be the most amazing competitor in one-on-one competition. He's just not much of a team player. It's all about Randy Orton. If Orton didn't have such a big ego at WrestleMania and tagged him in, maybe they wouldn't have lost to The Shield, and Orton wouldn't have been knocked out. Sandow quickly attacks Orton from behind and hits the Terminus. Big Show laughs heartily at what just happened. Big Show tells Orton to understand him. At Extreme Rules, there will be nothing funny about what he does to him.
Kane is seen leaving the trainer's room. Matt Striker approaches him for an update on Daniel Bryan's condition. Kane says he's going to make The Shield pay for what they did to Daniel and his brother. He knows what he's getting into. He knows what's going to happen to him. Sooner or later, they'll get him down, and they'll make sure he stays down. He's going to take down as many of them as he can. We're going on a little journey to a place called Hell.
The RAW Rebound is shown with a recap of the main event. The Shield beat John Cena and Team Hell No.
Josh Mathews is in the ring with an arm wrestling contraption set up. Mathews says that Mark Henry has challenged Sheamus to an arm wrestling match.
Mark Henry makes his way to the ring. They show Sheamus embarrassing Henry in the tug of war match from RAW. Sheamus then gave him a Brogue Kick. Sheamus is introduced after he gets into the ring.
The referee goes over the rules, which state you have to pin your opponent's arm down. It's pretty basic. Henry accuses Sheamus of having a substance on his hand, so the referee wipes Sheamus' hand with a towel. They set up on the contraption, but Henry stops to stretch and take his shirt off. Henry talks a little trash to Sheamus before the finally lock hands. Henry has Sheamus pinned halfway, but Sheamus fights back. Henry turns it back on him, but Sheamus comes back again. Sheamus nearly has him down, but Henry comes back with a burst of strength and picks up the win.
Henry celebrates his win as Sheamus grabs the microphone. Sheamus says Henry has a stronger right arm, but probably not the stronger left. Sheamus challenges him to one more try with their left arms. Henry goes to leave, but he comes back when Sheamus accuses him of being scared. Henry talks a little trash before accepting the challenge. They go to lock hands, but Sheamus pulls away to mess around with Henry a bit. Henry isn't happy about that. They finally lock hands, and Sheamus sucker punches him. Sheamus then takes him out with a Brogue Kick! Sheamus screams, "That's what I do, fella!" Sheamus then heads to the back.
Footage is shown of The Shield taking out the Undertaker last week on Smackdown. They gave him a Triple Powerbomb through the commentary table.
Kane will take on Dean Ambrose to avenge his tag team partner and brother, next.
The WWE Superstars talk about the two-week tour of Europe that just recently came to an end.
Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring through the crowd along with his compatriots. Roman Reigns is carrying Daniel Bryan's Tag Team Championship.
Dean Ambrose w/ The Shield vs. Kane
Before the bell rings, Kane scares them off by swinging his Tag Team Championship. Kane big boots Ambrose before dropkicking Reigns away. Kane uppercuts Rollins down and throws him into the barricade. Kane then throws Reigns over the commentary table before clotheslining Rollins into the crowd!
Kane turns his attention to Ambrose as he gets back into the ring. The bell rings, and Kane grabs him by the throat. Kane throws him to the corner and punches away at him before hitting an uppercut. Kane beats away at him before throwing him out of the ring. Kane drops him on the barricade before putting him into the ring. Kane elbows him in the throat and boots his head as it hangs out over the apron. Kane gets in the ring and twists the arm in the corner. Kane then hits a straight right hand before connecting with a short-arm clothesline. Kane whips him to the corner and runs into a boot. Ambrose goes to the second rope, and Kane uppercuts him out of the ring!
We come back from the break to see Ambrose stepping on Kane's leg. During the commercial, Ambrose snapped his leg over his shoulder. Ambrose punches Kane in the face. The rest of The Shield has reassembled at ringside. Kane comes back with an uppercut, but Ambrose punches him down in the corner. Ambrose kicks him in the knee before hitting some punches in the corner. Ambrose sizes him up and hits a running forearm to the face. Ambrose goes outside the ring, and he slams Kane's leg off the ring post a few times. Ambrose then wraps Kane's legs around the post to stretch it some more. Ambrose goes to the top rope, but Kane slams him off the top.
Kane is hobbling around as he hits a pair of uppercuts. Kane head-butts him before hitting a clothesline in the corner. Kane clotheslines him in the corner before hitting a sidewalk slam for a near fall. Kane goes to the top rope and connects with his flying lariat. Kane signals for the end, and he grabs Ambrose by the throat. Ambrose kicks him and goes for a DDT, but Kane counters into a Chokeslam. Kane does his brother's taunt, and he's looking for a Tombstone Piledriver. Kane scoops him up, but he drops him as Rollins gets on the apron. Kane boots Rollins off, and he flies into the commentary table. Ambrose clotheslines him over the top rope, but Kane lands on his feet. Kane pulls Ambrose out of the ring and bounces him off the table. Kane then punches Reigns and sends him into the steel steps.
Kane gets back in the ring, and Ambrose dropkicks him in the knee. Ambrose then hits a modified DDT for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Dean Ambrose Match Rating: * 3/4
The Shield stands together at ringside, and Kane challenges them to get in the ring. Kane tries to hold his own against them, and he wins the initial onslaught as they regroup at ringside. They then charge the ring a second time, and they triple-team him down with vicious punches and kicks. They then lift Kane up for a Triple Powerbomb, but Kane fights back. Kane goes for a Double Chokeslam on Ambrose and Rollins, but Reigns takes him out with a huge Spear. They beat on him some more before finally hitting the Triple Powerbomb! Ambrose grabs Kane's Tag Team Championship. The Shield holds up Team Hell No's titles as they stand over Kane. Kane is out cold as Smackdown comes to a close.
Quick Match Results
Ryback def. Daniel Bryan Fandango def. Zack Ryder Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez def. Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter, Dolph Ziggler and Big E. Langston via Submission Randy Orton def. Damien Sandow Dean Ambrose def. Kane
TNA revealed the results of the X-Division
contenders vote during last night's impact wrestling broadcast and announced
that Suicide will return on the May 23rd episode of Impact
Currently there is no word on who will portray the Suicide
character. Suicide was a character first created for the TNA video game, and was
played primarily by Frankie Kazarian. Christopher Daniels was rumored to have
played Suicide a number of times. Former TNA Wrestler Kiyoshi (Akira Raijin)
also played the role during the character's final appearances.
WWE has added a profile page for former WWE
Superstar MVP. The former WWE wrestler is listed as a "Superstar" and not
"Alumni" on the page. MVP's entrance video has also been added to their official
After several followers on Twitter questioned the
recent addition, MVP responded, "I have said before & maintain that I remain
on good terms with WWE & a return at some point is always a possibility.
Thank you for caring!"
MVP was granted his release from the company on
December 2, 2010 and since then has worked for New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Previously on Impact Wrestling, Aces & Eights took out the babyface roster. And, with no one left, Sting and Hulk Hogan ran through the group at the end of last week’s show.
Arena: Todd Keneley introduced the show and promoted Sting’s return last week. Hulk Hogan’s music then played to begin the show. As Hogan slowly walked out to the ring, Mike Tenay gushed about Sting and Hogan running off A&E while Taz sold throwing up as Tenay described the events.
In the ring, Hogan said he gets it that things almost came to blows last week between himself and Sting. So, he needs to find out what’s up with the Stinger. Out came Sting, who listened to Hogan request that they sort out their issues. Hogan said they almost came to blows last week and he knows when he’s right and wrong, so he was wrong about taking out his issues on Sting. Hogan apologized and said he made a huge mistake by pushing Sting away.
Hogan extended his hand, which Sting shook. Before Sting talked, Hogan said one of the biggest mistakes he made was not pulling together to take care of Aces & Eights. Sting responded that they’re together right now. He then asked Hogan to book him in a six-man tag match with two partners against Aces & Eights next week. Sting figured that would eliminate Aces & Eights somehow. Hogan agreed, then said he needs to determine a #1 contender.
Matt Morgan’s music interrupted to bring out Morgan checking his crystal ball. He said this is the part where Hogan just hands this “jerk-off” another TNA Title shot. Morgan said that really worked out last time with Bully Ray. Hogan sarcastically replied that as he looks into his crystal ball, he does not see any more hand-outs around here. So, before Morgan showed up, he was going to announce that the man who will face Bully Ray at Slammiversary will be the winner of the main event tonight – Morgan vs. Sting. Hogan let that sit on Morgan, then left the ring, leaving Morgan and Sting alone in the ring. Sting stared down Morgan, then left the ring.
Video Package: Chris Sabin talked about blowing out his knees and going through rehab over the last several months. They included the soundbyte from Sabin about wanting to be TNA World Hvt. champion. But, first, Sabin returns to action in an X Division match next.
[Q2] Locker Room: Kurt Angle was shown talking to someone off-camera about Aces & Eights trying to take over. Angle told whoever he was talking to that he issued a challenge to Aces & Eights and he will take care of the group tonight. So, who was Angle talking to?
1 — CHRIS SABIN vs. ZEMA ION vs. SONJAY DUTT — three-way X Division Title qualifying match
Dutt was already in the ring, Ion was on his way to the ring, and Sabin got a full ring entrance. Sabin, now with longer hair, soaked in the moment being back in the ring as the referee wearing a cabby/golfer hat called for the bell. Ion quickly targeted Sabin, trying to take advantage of his ring rust.
Keneley announced that Suicide won last week’s poll with 69 percent of the vote to be next in title contention. TNA suddenly cut to the eye-killing, grainy, dizzying referee cam. A warning should accompany the director’s decision to switch camera shots. Moments later, Sabin nailed an inside cradle Michinoku Driver for the pin and the win. Sabin then posed for the hard camera to indicate that he’s back. Keneley said Sabin and Petey Williams are now next in line for a title shot.
WINNER: Sabin at 4:01.
Backstage: Robbie E. and Jessie were shown talking backstage. Jessie introduced a photo of Joey Ryan as their other partner to face Rob Terry tonight.
Backstage: Bully Ray was trying to talk to Aces & Eights, but they weren’t paying attention. “My brothers, do we have a problem?!” Ray asked before asking if they saw Hogan and Sting mocking them. “Nobody mocks us!” Ray declared. He said now he has to worry about Morgan vs. Sting tonight, but he’s really not worried about either one. Which brings him to the real problem – Kurt Angle. Ray said no matter how many times they knock him down, Angle keeps getting back up. Ray said he wants Angle to be taken out, then told one of them to take care of Angle. Ray asked Devon who it should be, then Wes Brisco piped up that he will do it. Garett Bischoff, now with a beard, said he will do it.
D-Lo Brown then stepped up and decided he would do it. Brown said he will take honor in destroying Angle. As Brown went on, the camera focused on Bully Ray, who seemed unimpressed or reflective, hard to tell. Ray then asked Brown to swear on his colors that he will do it tonight. Brown swore, but the rest of the group didn’t seem so sure. Back in the arena, Taz didn’t seem convinced, either, on commentary.
In-ring: Robbie E’s music played to bring out Robbie, Jessie, and Joey Ryan. Rob Terry was then introduced. Terry angrily walked back and forth on the entrance ramp before marching down to the ring as if someone instructed him what to do instead of moving naturally.
2 — ROB TERRY vs. JOEY RYAN & JESSIE & ROBBIE E. — Handicap match
The heels cut off Terry at the knees early on, then tried to work on him, but Terry shook off the attack and Hulked Up. Terry took out Joey, then double-suplexed Robbie and Jessie. Terry then finished off Joey with his one-hand pumpslam for the pin and the win.
WINNER: Terry at 3:34.
Still to come: Matt Morgan vs. Sting in a #1 contender’s match.
Backstage: Austin Aries and Bobby Roode were shown walking down the hallway with their heads hung low after not being able to re-capture the Tag Titles last week.
Tag Team Division Segment
In-ring: Bobby Roode’s music played to bring out Roode followed by Austin Aries. The duo slowly made their way to the ring as Tenay noted they will be in a #1 contender’s match against Daniels & Kazarian next week.
In the ring, Roode leaned against the top rope and named Kazarian and Daniels. Roode said last week they played mind-games and got into his head talking about re-forming a group called Fortune. But, obviously it was never about re-forming anything, just their jealously.
Aries took the mic next and said not for one second did he believe a word they were saying. He said those guys are best friends, but they are not. He said they like each other just enough to have a common goal of winning matches and titles. Aries said they are a team of World champions, something neither Kaz nor Daniels know anything about, nor will ever know anything about.
This led to Daniels’s music interrupting to bring out Daniels. Kaz followed behind as they angrily marched to the ring. Once in the ring, Daniels said no one is getting blood flow in the lower region when Aries and Roode are in the ring. “He means boner,” Kaz said off-mic like a junior-higher. Daniels then hyped their #1 contender battle next week. Roode angrily replied that they will do whatever it takes to become tag champs.
Suddenly, Chavo’s music played. Chavo said he’s tired of talk, talk, talk and blah, blah, blaaaaaah. As Hernandez stood behind Chavo, Chavo noted that Hulk Hogan has booked a special referee for next week’s #1 contender match. Chavo said this referee likes to count in six-packs.
[Q4] James Storm’s music then played to bring out Storm on-stage. Storm walked past Chavo and Hernandez as Taz noted they have a drunk female referee in ODB and now a drunk male referee in James Storm. On the entrance ramp, Storm saluted Chavo and Hernandez before glaring into the ring to stare down the heel tag teams.
Locker Room: Sting knocked on the door to talk to Kurt Angle. Angle said he’s ready for Aces & Eights tonight. Sting then told the hallway camerman that he needs a minute with Angle. Sting closed the door, but the cameraman put the camera on Sting and Angle’s conversation, which could be seen through a clear-panel window. Impact cut to commercial before Sting and Angle got too deep into conversation.
Locker Room: Tara was shown complaining to Gail Kim about Taryn. Gail then complained about Taryn being all over the new Knockouts website. They both agreed to embarrass Taryn and Mickie James in the ring tonight. Tara walked off, then the camera stayed on Gail, who vowed to get the victory.
Backstage: Chris Sabin talked about getting back in the ring tonight. Sabin said he’s had seven matches the last two years after wrestling non-stop for 11 years. He added that it was a great feeling being back in the ring.
Tonight: Morgan vs. Sting in a #1 contender match.
In-ring: Christy Hemme was standing by to introduce the next match. Out came D-Lo Brown representing Aces & Eights. After Brown hit the ring, Kurt Angle’s music played to a big reaction in his home market. But, for some reason, TNA did not emphasize the big reaction by letting the crowd be the sound. Instead, it felt like just another ring entrance for Angle. Keneley said it’s going to be physical up next.
Impact returned from break one minute before the top of the hour. Before the bell sounded for Kurt Angle vs. D-Lo Brown, Brown took the mic and said he doesn’t want to just beat Angle tonight, but humiliate him. He said he will do what no man has ever done before – make Angle lose an I Quit match. Brown slapped Angle to begin the match.
[Q5 -- second hour]
3 — KURT ANGLE vs. D-LO BROWN — I Quit match
On commentary, Taz questioned Brown’s decision as Angle quickly turned the tables and slapped on a submission. Suddenly, Mr. Anderson showed up ringside. Angle lost focus and was blindsided by Brown from behind. Brown, wrestling in jeans and a big jacket, tried to follow up, but Angle suplexed him to the outside. On the floor, Brown grabbed a hammer, but Angle ducked a hammer shot.
Back in the ring, Brown assaulted Angle as the announcers argued about Angle’s loss at Lockdown in March. Brown then applied an armbar, but Angle refused to quit. As Brown continued to slow down the pace, TNA cut to a shot of fans on the front row. Actually, it was A&E members watching the match from a safe distance. Back in the ring, Angle broke free of an armbar, then delivered a German Suplex, a second, and a third. Angle wanted more, though, and delivered a fourth. He wanted a fifth and connected. How about a sixth? Angle connected and released after the sixth.
Angle dropped the straps and slapped on the Anklelock center-ring. Brown cried out in pain, then kicked Angle away. Brown then took Angle’s momentum and turned it into a Samoan Drop. Brown then wanted a powerbomb, but Angle slid over Brown into the anklelock again. This time, Angle grapevined the leg, causing Brown to cry out in pain. Brown tapped, but did not say he quit. Brown fought some more, but then shouted, “I quit.” Taz was beside himself as Mr. Anderson and D.O.C. just watched from ringside. Anderson then led D.O.C. away as Taz said he’s shocked by this.
WINNER: Angle at 8:05. Strong tease for D-Lo Brown getting kicked out of Aces & Eights after all of the second-guessing in the first hour and Anderson turning his back on Brown after losing.
On-stage: Christy Hemme asked Kurt Angle for his thoughts on getting revenge. Angle said he’s glad to have won that battle, but he has another issue with A.J. Styles. Angle told Styles to get down here. Impact cut to break as Angle waited for Styles.
In-ring: Back from break, Kurt Angle was still waiting for A.J. Styles, whose music eventually played after Angle waited long enough. Styles then marched down to the ring and locked eyes with Angle before walking into the ring and walking right up to Angle’s face. Angle backed away to give himself space before saying it doesn’t feel right with A.J. Angle said Styles can try to knock his head off, but he won’t get very far doing it in his hometown.
[Q6] After waiting out crowd cheers, Angle continued that everyone wants to recruit Styles. Angle said Styles is the reason why he came to TNA because he wanted to have one of the greatest matches of all-time. He said he gets it that A.J. is having a dark time right now, but he and Sting are facing Aces & Eights next week, so he needs to know where Styles stands. Angle told Styles that by next week, he wants an answer. Angle left the ring, leaving Styles alone in the ring. The camera stayed on Styles selling no emotions as he leaned against the ropes.
Still to come: Morgan vs. Sting in a #1 contender match. Announcers: Keneley asked Taz if he has a preference on who wins, and Taz said it doesn’t matter. Keneley then fed to a video package documenting how Sting-Morgan was set up earlier tonight.
Backstage: The roving cameraman asked Matt Morgan how feels about getting a #1 contender match tonight. Morgan said “waiting” is the wrong word because he’s been pushed to the backburner way too long while Hogan has been in TNA. Morgan angrily said you are looking at the future World champ, then stormed away.
In-ring: Gail Kim was introduced for Knockouts tag action. After Gail entered the ring, Tara was introduced as her tag partner. TNA replayed Taryn pinning Tara last week, then Taryn was introduced to the ring as the announcers argued about TNA vs. Aces & Eights issues.
4 — GAIL KIM & TARA vs. TARYN TERRELL & MICKIE JAMES — ODB referee
Back from break, Mickie James was introduced to the ring to round out the participants. ODB then called for the bell to begin the match. The two teams traded control early on as TNA plugged Mickie’s new album.
[Q7] The heels isolated Mickie, but couldn’t put her away with pin attempts. Mickie then escaped and tagged in Taryn, who landed offense before the match broke down. After Mickie cleared Gail to the floor, Taryn rolled up Tara for the pin and the win.
After the match, the heels jumped the winners to take out their frustration and attempt to humiliate Taryn. After Mickie and Tara brawled to the back, Gail attacked Taryn and tried to injure her before refs forced her to the back.
WINNERS: Taryn & Mickie at 6:26.
Backstage: Sting was shown warming up for his #1 contender battle with Matt Morgan.
Earlier Tonight: Kurt Angle made D-Lo Brown scream and quit.
Backstage: Bully Ray could not believe D-Lo Brown quit. “Our vice president said, ‘I quit,’” Bully shouted. Garett Bischoff mouthed off, then Bully told Garett that they walk together, so pipe down. Bully said he will deal with D-Lo next week, then booked himself, Mr. Anderson, and Devon in the six-man tag match next week against Sting, Kurt Angle, and a third member.
Announcers: Tenay and Taz plugged the six-man tag and Aries & Roode vs. Daniels & Kaz next week on Impact.
Backstage: Bobby Roode talked about Kaz and Daniels being two guys who have never carried a company on their backs, unlike them, then vowed to become #1 contenders to the Tag Titles again. As Austin Aries looked on, Roode concluded that Chavo & Hernandez know they can’t hold a candle to them, either.
In-ring: Matt Morgan was introduced to the ring for the main event. Morgan, wearing Hulk Hogan’s Shea Stadium robe, marched to the ring and posed center-ring, mocking Hogan. Sting’s music then played to bring out Morgan’s opponent. After Sting posed in the ring, the bell sounded to begin the main event.
5 — MATT MORGAN vs. STING — #1 contender match to TNA World Title
Morgan opened the match with knees to Sting’s belly, which was covered by a black t-shirt. Sting recovered in the corner, then Morgan landed more right knees to the gut. Morgan followed with a left-arm clothesline before taunting the crowd. Keneley plugged the Joker’s Wild tournament debuting tomorrow night on PPV as Morgan continued to beat down Sting. Morgan followed with a chokeslam, but Sting kicked out of a pin attempt. Impact cut to break with Morgan firmly in control.
Back from break, Morgan was in control of Sting outside the ring. Sting tried to fight back, but walked into knees to the gut. Morgan then rolled Sting back into the ring before delivering a running leg drop across the ring apron. Morgan tried again, but Sting moved this time. Morgan sold a leg injury, so Sting blasted Morgan into the guardrail on the outside. Sting clubbed Morgan with right hands, then tossed Morgan into the ring steps before rolling him into the ring.
Back in the ring, Sting walked into a sidewalk slam from the giant. Morgan smiled into the hard camera, then did the belt-around-the-waist motion. Morgan proceeded to slowly attack Sting, giving Sting time to catch his breath. Morgan then airballed an elbow drop, allowing Sting to fire off right hands into clotheslines. Sting followed with a Stinger Splash before pounding his chest. But, Morgan chucked Sting into the corner and landed headbutts before delivering his rapid-fire elbow strikes. But, Sting got himself fired up and wanted a Stinger Splash, but Morgan exploded out of the corner with a Carbon Footprint for a close two count. Tenay said it’s rare to see someone avoid the pin after the Carbon.
They reset before Morgan charged Sting for a big corner boot, but Sting moved. Morgan sold a leg injury, so Sting tried to take advantage with the Scorpion Deathlock. Morgan sold pain in his leg before trying to power out of the hold. Morgan cried out in pain as Sting lightly kept the hold applied, losing grip of the hold. Morgan then crawled across the ring to reach the ropes and successfully reached the bottom rope, relieving Sting of the pain of keeping the hold locked in.
Sting wanted the Scorpion again, and this time he applied it in-full center-ring. The crowd popped as Sting sat down on Morgan. Morgan continued to sell not wanting to give up, then collapsed to the mat. Sting was practically sitting down on Morgan’s butt at this point, which put the onus on Morgan to make this look believable. The ref then checked Morgan for life. One hand dropped to the mat. Then, again. And, the ref called for the bell, awarding Sting the win due to Morgan “passing out” from the Scorpion.
WINNER: Sting via TKO at 13:08 to become #1 contender to the TNA Title.
Post-match, Sting stood up and wiped his hair back. Aces & Eights then hit the ringside area led by TNA World champ Bully Ray. Ray talked trash to Sting, who listened and surveyed the scene as A&E surrounded the ring. The camera focused on Ray and Sting as Impact ended.
There is said to be a strong disconnect between The Rock and WWE
right now, although no side will admit it publicly.
Some people within
WWE feel that The Rock didn't do right by the company with his most recent a
run. With that said, a source adds that there will always be people in WWE
saying those kinds of things about The Rock.
Regarding the disconnect
between Rock and WWE officials, the feeling is that everything will be smoothed
out over time.
- There has been a lot of head-scratching over the way Antonio Cesaro has been booked lately, from a series of losses to dropping the United States Title after previously being booked strong.
It's said that Cesaro has not done anything to be in WWE's doghouse and isn't considered to be. Cesaro's booking was explained by a source as just the way WWE creative and production changes from week to week these days. WWE officials really are going back and forth from week to week on who they want to push and who they don't want to push.
- Tonight's WWE RAW opens up from Columbus, Ohio with Michael Cole
welcoming us. We go right to the ring and out comes Ricardo Rodriguez and
Alberto Del Rio. It's announced the winner of this match will pick the
stipulation for the World Heavyweight Title match at Extreme Rules. Ricardo
heads to the ring as Zeb Colter and Big E Langston wait.
Langston vs. Zeb Colter vs. Ricardo Rodriguez
This match was
made by Teddy Long, it's announced. Langston eyes Zeb and Ricardo, smiling. Zeb
goes to the apron, leaving Big E to face off with Ricardo. Big E catches Ricardo
and runs over him with a big shoulder. Big E with a big forearm to the chest.
Ricardo fights back with a kick and some punches. He tries to run away but Big E
grabs him for big slams over his knee. Big E with body shots in the corner now.
Big E has words with Zeb. Big E runs and spears Ricardo in the corner. Big E
tosses Ricardo across the ring. Ricardo jumps and Big E runs into the ring post.
Ricardo with kicks and punches to Big E now. Zeb comes in and gets some shots in
on Big E. Ricardo and Zeb double team him. Ricardo reminds him that they're
enemies. Big E runs over Ricardo again as Zeb watches.
Zeb pushes Big E
away and beats up Ricardo. Big E backs Zeb up and he falls down, faking a knee
injury. Jack Swagger runs in and tends to Zeb. Ricardo with a kick to Big E.
Ricardo tosses a trash can onto Big E and it does nothing. Big E lays Ricard out
with a big belly to belly suplex. Alberto Del Rio comes in and hits Big E. Dolph
Ziggler takes out Del Rio. Swagger sends Ziggler to the floor. Big E sends
Swagger to the floor but tumbles out with him. Zeb steals the pin and covers
Ricardo but AJ Lee breaks the pin. These are triple threat rules. Ricardo rolls
up Zeb for the win.
Winner: Ricardo Rodriguez
Still to come, Ryback and John Cena are being forced to face The Shield. Cole,
Jerry Lawler and JBL talk about Cena's Achilles injury. They wonder if Cena will
be ready to go tonight. Cena will be up next to celebrate World Wish Day.
- We go back to replays of how the triple threat ended. Back to
- Back from the break and we get a video of John Cena
granting a wish on Today earlier this morning. We come back to the arena and out
comes Cena with several kids and their parents from Make-A-Wish. Cena talks
about World Wish Day and introduces Jacob, Nicholas and Logan. He says their
wish was to come watch RAW. Cena encourages fans to visit Wish.org/WWE and help
out. Cena says tonight, they're making these three kids honorary WWE Superstars.
Cena introduces the three newest WWE stars. Jacob's name he chose is The
Eliminator, Nick's name he chose was Nick The Stitch and Logan's name he chose
was Lightning Logan. The crowd cheers and Cena gets them to cheer louder for the
three kids. Cena thanks the fans and that's it.
- We see Randy Orton
walking backstage. Back to commercial.
Cody Rhodes vs. Randy
Back from the break and Randy Orton is finishing up his
entrance as Cody Rhodes looks on from ringside. Orton strikes first and takes
Cody down. They lock up again and Cody takes control for a second. Orton fights
out but Cody drops him with a shoulder. Back and forth but Orton drops Cody with
an elbow. They lock p again and trade holds. Cody works on the arm and takes
Orton to the corner. Orton tosses Cody to the floor but he hangs on and comes
back in. Cody turns around to a dropkick. Orton taunts Cody and dropkicks him
again. Orton with a 1 count. Orton keeps control and works Cody over.
Orton stomps away on Cody. Cody pulls Orton into the turnbuckles and
turns it around. Cody works Orton over in the corner now. Orton turns it around
and hits a suplex for a 2 count. Orton keeps the attack on Cody and covers for
another pin attempt. Cody turns it around and drops Orton with a dropkick for a
2 count. Cody with kicks. Orton comes back with a clothesline. Cody goes to the
floor but Orton chases him and hits another. Orton brings it back in the ring
but Cody blocks the second rope DDT. Cody comes in but blocks an RKO. Orton
stares Cody down as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Orton
has control of Cody on the floor. Orton brings it back in but Cody nails a
Disaster Kick. Cody brings Orton back in the ring and covers for a 2 count. Cody
with another pin attempt. Cody with stomps now. Cody mounts Orton with right
hands and kicks him again. Cody with a knee to the throat. Another 2 count on
Orton. Cody with a headlock now. Orton fights to his feet and goes for a
backdrop. Cody counters and drops Orton with a big right hand. Cody with another
stomp and knee drop for 2. Cody with a boot in the corner now. Orton fights back
with rights and a headbutt. Orton runs into a big boot. Cody goes to the top and
comes down with an elbow to the head. Cody with a 2 count. Cody goes back to the
top but Orton cuts him off. Orton climbs up and nails a superplex. Cody kicks
out at 2. More of Orton in control. Orton hits the second rope draping DDT and
readies for an RKO. The crowd goes nuts. Cody blocks it and nails Cross Rhodes
for a close 2 count. Cody complains about the three count. Cody yells at Orton.
Cody goes for a Disaster Kick but jumps into an RKO for the win.
Winner: Randy Orton
- After the match, Matt
Striker talks to Orton in the ring. Striker asks if Orton is still haunted by
Big Show turning on him at WrestleMania 29. Orton says it fuels him. He's never
been so focused and never felt so extreme. Cody gets up and Orton nails another
- Brie Bella is stretching when her sister Nikki walks up. They're
not happy about missing the battle royal last week. They were at a red carpet
event for the E! network. They walk off together and we go to commercial.
Brie Bella vs. Naomi
Back from the break and
The Bella Twins are in the ring. We get a sneak peek at the upcoming Divas show
that will air on E! in June. Out next comes Cameron and Naomi without Tensai or
Brie and Naomi lock up. Brie sends her to the mat and
taunts her. Naomi fights back and hits a Thesz Press. Naomi with right hands and
offense off the ropes. Naomi with a dropkick that sends Brie out of the ring.
Brie fights her way back in and goes to the top but Naomi cuts her off. The
Bellas do the twin switch. Nikki comes in and steals the win by rolling up
Winner: Brie Bella
- Cameron complains
to the referee after the match. The referee calls The Bellas back to the ring
and announces Naomi wins by DQ. The Bellas hit the ring and a brawl breaks out.
They end up dumping Naomi out of the ring and beating up Cameron some more.
Winner by DQ: Naomi
- Still to come, The Shield
will speak. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and out comes Seth
Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns through the crowd, to the ring. - Back
from the break and out comes Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns through
the crowd, to the ring. The Shield talks about breaking down the injustices in
WWE since they arrived at Survivor Series. Seth Rollins says not one person has
been able to stop them. Rollins says they changed WWE history when they stopped
Ryback from becoming WWE Champion. We see a still from Survivor Series. We see
stills of The Shield taking out The Rock, Big Show, Sheamus and John Cena. Dean
Ambrose says they looked immortality in the face and force fed justice to The
Undertaker. Reigns tells Taker to rest in peace. We see a video from SmackDown
where The Shield beat up Taker.
Ambrose says justice doesn't care if
you're undefeated at WrestleMania, the WWE Champion or what your name is.
Rollins says justice has not forgot about Ryback and John Cena. Rollins goes on
but 3MB's music hits and out comes Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre
on the stage. Slater tells them to shut up. Slater says The Shield has
unfinished business with 3MB tonight. Drew says they were seconds from teaching
Triple H a lesson but The Shield crashed their party. Mahal says now they're
crashing The Shield's party. 3MB surround the ring and enter. A brawl breaks
out. The Shield look to be getting the upperhand. Kane's pyro goes off and out
he comes with Daniel Bryan. They hit the ring but The Shield retreats through
the crowd. Kane and Bryan beat up 3MB and clear the ring of them instead. Kane
chokeslams Slater while staring at The Shield. Bryan makes the crowd chant yes
and The Shield runs off to the back.
- John Cena is backstage getting
his foot taped up. Ryback comes in and says Cena can tape it up all he wants but
he's still hurt. Cena says hurt, not injured and he can still go. Cena says he
is more effective on one leg than Ryback is two. Ryback says he will take that
chance and walks off. Back to commercial.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi
Cole and Lawler plug Domino's pizza. Out comes World
Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler with AJ Lee and Big E Langston by his side.
Out next comes his opponent WWE United States Champion Kofi Kingston.
Lots of back and forth to start the match. Kofi goes for SOS but it's
blocked. More counters and attempts. We go to commercial mid-match.
from the break and Ziggler is in control. Kofi fights out of a hold. Ziggler
cuts him off. Ziggler taunts Kofi now. Ziggler with a neckbreaker. Ziggler
misses a splash in the corner as Kofi moves out of the way. Ziggler goes back to
the attack and beats Kofi down in the corner. Kofi fights him off with kicks and
punches. Kofi makes a comeback and nails a big dropkick. Kofi hits the Boom
Drop. Ziggler blocks Trouble in Paradise but Kofi catches him. Ziggler counters
that with a big DDT. Ziggler with a 2 count. More back and forth. Kofi with SOS
for a 2 count. Ziggler misses the leg drop and Kofi nails Trouble in Paradise
but AJ puts Ziggler's leg on the bottom rope. Big E helps Ziggler up on the
floor but Kofi dives out onto both of them. Kofi brings Ziggler back in and goes
to the top. Kofi with a big crossbody for a close 2 count. AJ distracts the
referee. Big E gets on the apron but Kofi sends him to the floor. Ziggler rolls
Kofi up for 2. Kofi counters with a 2 count. Kofi catches Ziggler again and
catapults him into the corner. Kofi misses a big shot from the top rope. Ziggler
hits Zig Zag for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
- After the match, Big E hits two of his finishers on Kofi as Ziggler
cheers him on. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Team
Ziggler is walking backstage. They run into Natalya and Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn and AJ
have words about the Divas Title. A crew member brings up a gift and AJ thinks
its for her. It's for Kaitlyn and a matching hat for her bracelet is in the
ring. Kaitlyn reads the love letter and now has a secret admirer.
get a video for Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar.
- Vickie Guerrero and Brad
Maddox are backstage talking. Ryback comes in and says he won't face The Shield
alone again. Vickie says there will be a six-man match now - The Shield vs.
Ryback, Kane and Daniel Bryan. Ryback says he's been there, done that, and
doesn't trust either of them. He shouts no and walks off. Back to commercial.
Jack Swagger vs. Zack Ryder
Back from the break
and out comes Jack Swagger with Zeb Colter. Zack Ryder is out next and on his
way to the ring, he shows us footage of Zeb in action earlier tonight. Swagger
locks up and takes Ryder to the corner to start the match. Swagger with more big
knees in the corner.
Swagger nails a big clothesline and keeps control.
Ryder makes a comeback but Swagger dumps him on his back for a 2 count. Swagger
starts working on Ryder's leg now. Swagger tosses Ryder across the ring and
nails two Swagger Bombs. Swagger taunts Ryder. Swagger goes for another Swagger
Bomb but Ryder puts his boots up. Ryder dumps Swagger to the floor and nails a
dropkick through the ropes. Ryder brings it back in the ring but Swagger catches
him and nails a gutwrench powerbomb. Swagger applies the Patriot Lock for the
Winner: Jack Swagger
- After the match,
Swagger finally breaks the hold. Swagger lets Zeb taunt Ryder for disrespecting
him earlier. Swagger knocks Ryder back with a right hand.
- Mark Henry
is carrying a rope to the ring as we go back to commercial.
- During the
break, Matt Striker tried getting an interview with Ryback for the WWE App but
Ryback was shown walking out of the building.
- We go to the ring and
Mark Henry is out with a big rope and a microphone. Henry says he's here to
prove he's the strongest man in the world. He's asked Vickie Guerrero for two
opponents. Henry says to bring them out. Here comes Tensai first. The referee
officiates a tug-of-war and here we go. Henry pulls Tensai over the line and
wins the first round. Henry celebrates and out next comes Brodus Clay.
Clay battles Henry in a tug-of-war now. Henry pulls Clay over the middle
line and wins the second round. Henry celebrates until the music of Sheamus hits
and here comes. Sheamus comes to the stage and taunts Henry. Sheamus says let's
get it on and heads to the ring to battle Henry in a tug-of-war contest. Henry
almost gets it but Sheamus lets go of the rope and Henry falls back. Henry gets
up pissed off but Sheamus nails a Brogue Kick.
- We see footage from
John Cena's special segment for World Wish Day earlier tonight.
Maddox and Vickie Guerrero are backstage with Team Hell No. Ryback has left the
building. Kane's upset and ready to battle The Shield no matter what. Vickie
says they can have the match and they walk off. Vickie whispers something to
Brad and we go back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we get
tweets from The Rock about his surgery and the success of Pain & Gain.
- John Cena is getting ready to head out to the ring when Brad Maddox
walks in. Cena says he's not letting Team Hell No face The Shield without a
partner. Maddox says Cena is hurt bad. Cena says he's not but Maddox will be.
Cena says he's fighting tonight and Maddox leaves.
Rio vs. Antonio Cesaro
We go to the ring and out comes Ricardo
Rodriguez to begin the introduction for Alberto Del Rio. Antonio Cesaro waits in
The bell rings and they lock up and break. Another lock up and
they go to the mat trading holds. Del Rio with a pin attempt. Cesaro shoves him.
Del Rio comes back firing away into the corner. Cesaro suplexes Del Rio. Del Rio
comes back with a big kick to the arm. Del Rio focuses on Cesaro's arm now.
Cesaro turns it around and focuses on Del Rio's arm now. Cesaro with uppercuts
now. Del Rio comes back with a hurricanrana. Del Rio with shots to the kidneys
now. Del Rio with a backstabber. Del Rio goes for the cross armbreaker but
Cesaro blocks it and goes to the floor. We go to commercial.
the break and Cesaro is in control of Del Rio. Cesaro with a stomp and a 2
count. Cesaro with a gutwrench slam for another pin attempt. Cesaro hits a big
running uppercut in the corner but Del Rio kicks out at 2. Cesaro with left and
right hands before another pin attempt. Cesaro keeps control of Del Rio and
keeps him on the mat. Del Rio tries to block a back drop but gets slammed
anyway. Cesaro with more big uppercuts. Del Rio with a big kick to the face and
a clothesline. Del Rio makes a comeback and nails a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker.
Cesaro rolls Del Rio up for a close 2 count. Del Rio with a suplex for another
close 2 count. More back and forth action. Del Rio comes off the top but Cesaro
knocks him out of the air with an uppercut. Del Rio still kicks out at 2. Cesaro
runs into the ring post. Del Rio with a superkick to the face for a 2 count.
More back and forth Cesaro goes for the win but Del Rio counters with the cross
armbreaker for the win.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
- After the match, Del Rio picks a Ladder Match stipulation for the
Triple Threat at Extreme Rules.
- Fandango and The Great Khali are
headed to the ring for a dance off as we go to commercial.
- Back from
the break and out comes Fandango with his dancer Summer Rae. The Great Khali
waits in the ring with Natalya and Jerry Lawler is hosting things. Lawler asks
Khali about Dancing with the Stars and how Chris Jericho did. Khali says he's
better. Music hits and Khali dances with Natalya. Lawler asks Fandango how
Jericho did on DWTS. Fandango says he was clumsy. Fandango and Summer Rae dance
next. Lawler refers to her as Summer Rae. The crowd cheers more for Khali and
Natalya but it's very close. Khali and Natalya win the dance contest. Fandango
attacks from behind and takes Khali's knee out. Fandango with a sweep to take
Khali to the mat. Fandango goes to the top and nails the big leg drop on Khali.
- Up next is the main event. We see footage from SmackDown where The
Undertaker got beat down by The Shield.
John Cena and Team Hell
No vs. The Shield
We go to the ring and out comes WWE Champion
John Cena for the main event. The WWE Tag Team Champions Kane and Daniel Bryan
are out next. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and here comes
The Shield. A brawl starts the match before Kane and Dean Ambrose go at it in
the ring. Back and forth until Seth Rollins comes in. Kane works him over in the
corner. Kane is upset and grabs the referee by the throat. Cena tags in and
calms Kane down. Cena goes at it with Ambrose, who just tagged in. Cena's bad
leg buckles and he tags in Daniel Bryan. Bryan unloads on Ambrose with kicks in
the corner. Bryan with more offense on Ambrose.
Kane comes back in and
keeps control of Ambrose, getting a 2 count. Bryan comes back in with more kicks
on Ambrose. Bryan with a surfboard submission now. Kane tags back in for some
double teaming and a 2 count. Kane goes to the top but Ambrose moves. Rollins
tags in for some double teaming on Kane. Rollins with a 2 count. Rollins works
over Kane as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Ambrose
is in control of Bryan. Bryan fights out but Ambrose knocks him down for a 2
count. Rollins tags in and hits a big kick to the face for a 2 count. Rollins
taunts Cena and works Bryan over. Rollins with a submission on Bryan now. Bryan
tries to hit all of The Shield but Rollins drops him with another kick for a 2
count. Roman Reigns comes in and keeps control of Bryan now. Bryan fights out
but Reigns nails a big Samoan drop for a 2 count. Bryan sends Reigns out to the
floor. Bryan tags in Kane as Ambrose comes in. Cena looks upset he wasn't tagged
in. Kane unloads on Ambrose with clotheslines in the corner and a big sideslam.
Rollins gets shoved out of the ring by Kane. Kane goes to the top and comes down
on Ambrose with a big right hand. Kane tosses Ambrose out of the ring and
follows. Kane takes apart the announce table and grabs Ambrose. Kane lets go to
fight off Rollins. Ambrose comes back and DDT's Kane on the floor.
make it back in the ring. Kane finally nails a chokeslam. Cena finally gets a
tag and unloads on Reigns. Cena hits his usual moves and then the Five Knuckle
Shuffle. Rollins nails a crossbody on Cena but he rolls through. Cena's leg goes
out as he attempts an Attitude Adjustment and Reigns spears him for the win.
Winners: The Shield
- After the match, Ryback
appears on the stage as Cena sells the injury in the ring. The Shield has
already left through the crowd. A trainer checks on Cena's injury as RAW goes
off the air.
- There's still no word from within WWE on John Cena's injury but
a report from the European tour notes Cena was working with a bruised heel.
Cena's Achilles injury was believed to happen back on April 21st in
Geneva, Switzerland, where he defeated Ryback in a Tables Match.
continued to work the European tour but was put in six-man matches with Kane and
Daniel Bryan vs. Ryback, Big E Langston and Dolph Ziggler. The injury is also
why Cena was protected at RAW in London and didn't have to work the dark main
As noted earlier, John Cena suffered an injury to his right
Achilles tendon in a match overseas according WWE.com.
Their report was vague and didn't really mention the extent of the
injury or how Cena was hurt but they did however credit the injury to Ryback,
which leaves many to believe that this may be something to add heat to their
WWE's tour ended with a show last night in Lodz,
Poland and the crew is on their way back for Raw in Columbus, OH, tomorrow
At last night's event, John Cena & Kane & Daniel Bryan
went against Ryback, Dolph Ziggler & Big E Langston, doing the same match
they had done the previous nights while on tour. Something worth noting is that
the reports from the show didn't make any reference to anything unusual about
We will keep you posted as more details from the story
WWE announces that John Cena has been injured Posted by Aaron Rift on 04/28/2013 at 10:30 AM
The following is from WWE.com:
WWE.com has learned that WWE Champion John Cena sustained an injury during WWE's European tour. The WWE Champion injured his right Achilles tendon while battling Ryback.
The injury raises questions about the scheduled match between Cena and Ryback at Extreme Rules on May 19. What lies ahead for the Cenation leader? Does this put Ryback one step closer to capturing the WWE Title?
There are no details yet about Cena's expected recovery time.
WWE Still Hopeful for The Network Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/27/2013 at 09:25 AM
WWE held their shareholders meeting on Friday with little fanfare and no new major reveals about anything, including the WWE Network. One shareholder in attendance noted that the meeting was kept unusually short, about an hour long. Vince McMahon was also described as short and dismissive with people asking questions.
Vince still feels the success of the WWE Network is certain. Vince also laughed off a question about The Rock not wrestling again and said WWE is happy with ratings and the third hour of RAW. WWE CFO George Barrios spoke and said WWE will triple their revenue through the Network and monetizing their social media.
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