Vince McMahon noted that he is concerned about injuries at this weekend's Extreme Rules PPV.
"Because of the risk of injury, I will be crossing my fingers until #ExtremeRules is over on Sunday," McMahon tweeted Friday afternoon.
This follows a recent "severe concussion" to Dolph Ziggler during a ladder spot at the television taping two weeks ago. Ziggler would have been positioned to take bumps in a ladder match at the Extreme Rules, but has since then been pulled from the match due to his concussion.
WWE Releases Even More WWE NXT Talents Posted by Steve Carrier on 05/17/2013 at 03:38 PM
WWE has apparently released even more WWE NXT talents today according to PWInsider.
* Brandon Traven, who worked the Mid-Western independent scene as Brian Beaker before being signed to developmental. He had originally trained under Harley Race in Missouri.
* Percy Watson, who was signed to the company in 2009 and showed some real character and flashes of greatness on the fifth season of NXT, teaming with Titus O'Neil. He had been working regularly for NXT in developmental but was never moved on up full-time to the main roster.
* Anya, a 6'1" Russian kickboxer named Anna Bogomazova who was signed in the summer of 2012. She had been out of the ring of late with an arm injury.
The Great Khali's Manager Arrested Posted by Steve Carrier on 05/17/2013 at 02:36 PM
Amit Swami, who manages The Great Khali when the WWE Superstar returns to his native India, was arrested Friday for allegedly attacking a shopkeeper in Rewari.
Ajay Kumar filed complaint that Swami and other individuals barged into his shop Thursday evening, dragged him outside, and assaulted him. Swami claims that his family members had asked him to settle their domestic dispute as Kumar had been troubling them.
Both Derrick Bateman and Briley Pierce revealed today on Twitter that they have partied ways with WWE.
Bateman announced on his Twitter account that he is now available for independent bookings and then adding, "Welp see ya later @wwe @WWEUniverse #itsfine."
Pierce, who is the brother of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler, stated on his account, "I guarantee that was the funniest and most entertaining "You're released" phone call in WWE history. Bye, everybody!"
For those wondering, WWE has no plans to strip Dolph Ziggler of the World Heavyweight Title, no matter how much time he has to miss.
There is still talk of having the ladder match with he, Jack Swagger and Alberto Del Rio, possibly at SummerSlam. This means that these three Superstars will be in the World Heavyweight Title picture for a few more months.
Despite other reports online, there is no backstage heat on Swagger for Dolph getting injured.
Friends and Family Of Zema Ion Start Medical Fund Raiser
Zema Ion's girlfriend and famil have begun a fundraiser to help pay his medical bills. The current threshold is estimated at 30,000 US Dollars.
As we reported earlier, Zema had emergency surgery to have his appendix. In the process, doctors found a tumor on Zema's colon and will require surgery. You can donate to Zema's medical expenses at the following link: https://www.giveforw...er/6hd2/zematna
On behalf of everyone here. We wish Zema a speedy recovery.
WWE Smackdown Results May 17, 2013 Wichita, Kansas Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
"Then. Now. Forever." The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video plays which recaps Teddy Long's big announcement for Extreme Rules regarding the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Dolph Ziggler's concussion has left him unable to defend his title in the scheduled triple threat ladder match, so Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger will compete in an I Quit Match to determine the number one contender. Also shown is Randy Orton giving Big Show an RKO last week on Smackdown. Orton and Big Show will meet face to face on Miz TV.
Michael Cole, Josh Mathews, and John "Bradshaw" Layfield welcome us to the show. The Miz is in the ring with the Miz TV decorations up. Miz welcomes the crowd to the return of the most must-see WWE talk show in history. His two guests tonight are bitter rivals who will go one-on-one at Extreme Rules. That show will be memorable, but lets make tonight memorable as well. Miz then introduces Randy Orton and Big Show to the ring.
Miz says they will collide in an Extreme Rules match, which means anything goes. These two have had issues since WrestleMania, which makes this match one of the most anticipated matches at Extreme Rules. Big Show defeated Tensai last week on Friday Night Smackdown, but the Viper struck soon after. Miz then shows a video from last week of Big Show getting an RKO from Orton after his match against Tensai.
Miz asks if Orton leaving Big Show lying in the middle of the ring is a preview of what to expect at Extreme Rules. Big Show says he would expect a weasel like The Miz to make a statement like that. The only reason Randy Orton hit him with an RKO was from behind like the snake in the grass that he is. Orton attacked him at WrestleMania, and he attacked him in his match against Tensai. In an Extreme Rules match, there are no rules. He can use anything he wants to rip Orton apart. He doesn't need weapons like Orton does. He has one hooked to the end of his wrist. In St. Louis, in Orton's hometown, the only thing people will remember is a TKO, not an RKO.
Orton says that was a very interesting and entertaining story. The only thing is the ending is inaccurate. This Sunday, Extreme Rules does take place in St. Louis, his hometown. If Big Show thinks for one second that he's going to let him beat him in his hometown in front of his friends, family, and city, there isn't a chance. The only reason they're at each other's throats is because he made the mistake of trusting Big Show. Orton tells Big Show to trust him that the only thing people will remember from this Sunday at Extreme Rules in his hometown of St. Louis is how the Viper struck down the Giant. If Big Show isn't careful, he just may not get back up.
Jack Swagger's music hits, and he makes his way to the ring with Zeb Colter. Colter asks to interrupt the therapy session in the ring. They've both got it wrong. He agrees that Sunday night will be memorable, but it won't be because of anything Orton or Big Show do. It's going to be because Jack Swagger is going to make Alberto Del Rio say two words: "I Quit." If he prefers, he can say it in his native tongue: "No Mas." No more sneaking from behind to attack Swagger. People will remember that Sunday was the night that Jack Swagger's America became a reality, and he emerged as the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship. If you listen closely, thousands of real Americans will rise to their feet and say, "We the people!"
Alberto Del Rio's music hits, and he comes out to the ring with Ricardo Rodriguez. He tells Zeb Colter to shut up. Del Rio says everyone is sick and tired of hearing Colter talk. Del Rio wants to make this clear to him and everyone else. The only thing people will remember from Sunday is this: Ricardo Rodriguez says Del Rio's name. Del Rio says he will become the number one contender because he's going to make Jack Swagger say, "I Quit." As for Jumanji-man, Zeb Colter, he'll make sure he goes back to where he came from so he never sneaks into his business again.
Mark Henry's music hits, and he makes his way out to the stage. Henry walks to the ring as he says he hears them all talking about what will be remembered on Sunday. He'll tell them what is going to be remembered. What will be remembered is Mark Henry, the World's Strongest Man, pulling semis. What people will remember is him throwing, dragging, and beating Sheamus like no one has ever beaten him in his life. Henry gets in the ring with the rest of the wrestlers. Henry says what people are going to remember is that he's the strongest man in the world because, "That's what I do!"
Sheamus' music hits, and he comes out to the stage with one hand behind his back. Sheamus says his strap match against Mark Henry will be the most memorable, especially when he leaves Henry's giant carcass battered and bruised. Sheamus then wonders why they should wait until Sunday when they can show a preview of their match right now. Sheamus then charges the ring and starts whipping Henry with a belt he was carrying. Big Show, Swagger, and Colter also bail from the ring.
Teddy Long's music hits, and the Senior Advisor to the Smackdown General Manager comes out to the stage. Long says he's ready for Extreme Rules after seeing what just happened. In the main event, Big Show will team up with Jack Swagger and Mark Henry to take on Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton, and Sheamus in a six-man tag team match.
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns w/ Dean Ambrose vs. The Uso's
Seth Rollins will start out against Jimmy Uso. Rollins kicks and clubs away at him, but Jimmy turns him in the corner and punches away. Jimmy puts him in his corner and tags in Jey. Jimmy sends Rollins into Jey for a clothesline. Jey stomps his face before sending him into the ropes for a forearm. Rollins knees him before hitting the ropes where Roman Reigns blind tags in. Jey tries to counter Reigns' sneak attack with a hip toss, but Reigns counters into a short-arm clothesline. Reigns stomps away at him in the corner before whipping him to the opposite side. Reigns runs into the boots, and Jey hits a running butt bump to the face. Jimmy runs in and cuts Rollins off as he attempts to interfere. They fight out of the ring. In the ring, Reigns ducks a roundhouse kick, and he spears Jey for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns Match Rating: 1/2 *
The Shield begins to triple-team Jey Uso, but Kofi Kingston runs down to even up the odds. The Shield quickly overwhelms him. They go to give Jey a Triple Powerbomb, but Kingston comes back and scares them off with a chair. The Shield retreats through the crowd.
We'll take a look at Ryback's assault on John Cena from Monday Night RAW, next.
The Miz is in Teddy Long's office. Long says Miz can sure stir the pot, and now they have a great main event. Long welcomes Miz back, and he says that Smackdown has missed him. Miz says the way things broke down out there, it's like he never left. Damien Sandow comes in, and he has a thought. Everyone would be better off if Miz never returned so people could bask in the glory of a host with a sense of taste and direction as opposed to a card-carrying ignoramus whose actions incited a near riot this evening. Sandow has a proposal: The Damien Sandow Show. In his benevolence, he has decided to give Long the first opportunity to produce it. Long says he'll take that into consideration, but tonight he has to show him what he can do in the ring against The Miz. Long says, "You're welcome."
They show John Cena attempting to win the elimination tag team match on RAW only to get attacked by The Shield to prevent them from losing clean. They then gave John Cena a Triple Powerbomb. Ryback then came out, nearly showed compassion, but then came back with a steel chair. Ryback then slammed the chair off Cena's injured Achilles Heel.
Tons of Funk makes their way to the ring with the Funkadactyls. They'll be in action, next.
Tons of Funk vs. The Prime Time Players
Brodus Clay starts off against Darren Young. Brodus quickly punches away at him in the corner before tagging in Tensai. Brodus and Tensai then hit a sidewalk slam/elbow drop combination. Young rolls out of the ring to recover, but Tensai quickly follows and throws him back in the ring. Titus O'Neil then takes Tensai out with a flying forearm off the apron while the referee's back was turned. Young quickly puts Tensai in the ring and kicks him before tagging O'Neil in. O'Neil whips Young into Tensai before hitting a clothesline. O'Neil taunts the crowd with his barking. O'Neil hits some shoulder thrusts in the corner before arguing with the referee and taunting the crowd. O'Neil gets in a three-point stance and goes for an avalanche in the corner, but Tensai sidesteps him.
Brodus and Young are tagged in. Brodus hits a pair of clotheslines before hitting a T-bone suplex. Brodus hits an avalanche in the corner before hitting a powerslam. O'Neil breaks up the pinfall. Tensai quickly takes O'Neil out with a big boot. Brodus and Tensai then sandwich Young between them before hitting a double body splash for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Tons of Funk Match Rating: 1/2 *
Chris Jericho will take on Antonio Cesaro, next.
Chris Jericho vs. Antonio Cesaro
The bell rings, and the crowd is chanting "Y2J." They circle the ring and lock up. Cesaro powers him to the corner, and he gives a clean break. They lock up again, and Jericho gets a side headlock applied. Cesaro whips him off and takes him down with a shoulder block. Cesaro does his taunt for the crowd. Jericho circles the ring and gets the crowd in it. They lock up, and Jericho gets a side headlock applied. Jericho chops the chest before sending him into the ropes for a dropkick. A video is shown in the corner of Fandango and Summer Rae dancing backstage when she all of a sudden crumbles to the ground. She then gets up, and they start laughing because that's how they fooled Jericho on RAW. In the ring, Jericho sends Cesaro into the ropes again, but Cesaro hangs on and bails out of the ring.
Cesaro takes a breather around ringside until Jericho finally pulls him up to the apron. Cesaro kicks and uppercuts him to the corner before chopping away at the chest. Cesaro sends him to the corner hard, but he runs into Jericho's boot. Jericho hits a missile dropkick and follows up with a low dropkick to the head. Jericho hits the ropes and hits another low dropkick. Cesaro rolls to the apron, and he shoulders Jericho. Cesaro goes to suplex him out of the ring, but Jericho blocks it. They attempt to suplex one another a few times with no success. Jericho kicks him as he attempts to get in. Jericho then knocks him to the floor with a springboard dropkick.
We come back from the break to see Jericho trapped in a chin lock. Jericho fights up and elbows out. Jericho goes for a backslide pin, but he only gets a two count. Cesaro quickly takes him down with a clothesline for a two count. Cesaro then goes right back to the chin lock. Jericho fights up once again, and he backs Cesaro to the corner. Cesaro keeps the hold applied, but Jericho whips him off. Jericho catches him with a pair of shoulder blocks. Cesaro sends him to the apron and turns his back on him. Jericho then hits a double axe handle off the top rope. Jericho charges into a sleeper hold. Jericho counters out with a Walls of Jericho attempt, but Cesaro kicks him off. Jericho goes for the Lionsault, but Cesaro gets the knees up. Cesaro then hits a double stomp on Jericho's chest for a near fall. Cesaro mounts Jericho and punches away at him.
Cesaro picks him up by the ears and slaps him in the face. Cesaro sends him to the corner, but Jericho slingshots over him. Jericho catches him with an enzuigiri for a near fall. Jericho pulls himself up and kicks him in the ribs. Jericho chops the chest and goes for a whip, but Cesaro counters it. Cesaro catches Jericho with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a near fall. Cesaro can't believe it. Cesaro stalks Jericho and reapplies the sleeper hold. Cesaro then goes for the Neutralizer, but Jericho counters into a Walls of Jericho attempt, but Cesaro twists out. Jericho catches him running with a boot to the face. Jericho goes to the top rope and then leaps into a European Uppercut for a near fall. Cesaro slaps and punches Jericho as he's down on the canvas. Cesaro lifts him up for a gutwrench suplex, but Jericho counters into the Walls of Jericho for the win!
Winner by Submission: Chris Jericho Match Rating: ** 1/4
Fandango's music hits, and Summer Rae comes out to the stage dancing. Jericho is waiting for Fandango to come out. All of a sudden, Fandango comes into the ring through the crowd, but Jericho is able to catch him. Jericho fights him off, and he catches Cesaro attempting to give him a cheap shot as well. Fandango runs away from the ring as Jericho hits Cesaro with a Codebreaker.
Highlights are shown of Jack Swagger versus Big E. Langston from RAW. The fans chose this match. Swagger won by count-out. Alberto Del Rio attacked Swagger after the match.
Alberto Del Rio will team up with Randy Orton and Sheamus to take on Big Show, Mark Henry, and Jack Swagger in tonight's main event.
Cody Rhodes is on commentary for this match. Rhodes is scouting The Miz for their YouTube match before Extreme Rules.
Damien Sandow vs. The Miz
They circle the ring and lock up. Miz applies a side headlock, and Sandow rolls him off. Miz quickly comes back with a headlock takeover, but Sandow quickly gets to his feet. Sandow backs Miz to the corner and kicks him down. Sandow whips him to the opposite corner, but Miz slingshots over him and clotheslines him down. Miz kicks and punches him before sending him to the corner. Miz runs into a back elbow. Miz then ducks a clothesline and goes for a punch, but Sandow bails out of the ring.
Miz catches him at ringside with a double axe handle off the apron. Miz stares at Rhodes on commentary before throwing Sandow back into the ring. Sandow kicks Miz as he tries to get back in the ring. Sandow stomps away at him before dropping a knee.
Cody Rhodes grabs a microphone, and he orders the crowd to show some respect to Sandow. Sandow hits Miz with a suplex before dropping a knee for a two count. Sandow applies a chin lock, but Miz fights up and hits a jawbreaker. Miz punches at him, but Sandow catches him with a drop-toe-hold into the ropes. Sandow then splashes him against the ropes. Sandow knees away at him before hitting a Russian Leg Sweep. Sandow hits the Cubito Aequet for a two count. Sandow immediately goes back to the chin lock. Miz fights up and elbows out. Miz ducks some punches and comes back with some of his own. Sandow reverses a whip, but Miz hits a clothesline, a knee lift, and a big boot. Miz gets the crowd into it before hitting his patented corner clothesline. Miz goes to the top rope and hits a double axe handle. Miz goes for the Figure Four Leglock, but Rhodes gets off commentary to distract him. Miz knocks him off the apron. Sandow attempts to give him a back suplex, but Miz flips through and catches him with the Figure Four Leglock for the win.
Winner by Submission: The Miz Match Rating * 1/2
Cody Rhodes thinks about getting in the ring, but he instead helps Damien Sandow to the back.
The big six-man tag team main event match is still to come.
Aksana vs. Kaitlyn
They show a video of Kaitlyn talking with Natalya from earlier in the day when a bouquet of flowers was delivered. Apparently the mystery lover of Kaitlyn is tweeting now.
They lock up, and Kaitlyn takes her down with a waistlock. Kaitlyn hits a snap suplex for a one count. Kaitlyn wrenches the arm, but Aksana comes back with some forearms. Aksana sends her into the ropes, but Kaitlyn takes her down with a shoulder block. Kaitlyn goes for a reverse DDT, but Aksana backs her to the corner. Aksana hits a short-arm clothesline. Aksana catapults her into the ropes, and Kaitlyn falls back on Aksana's knees. Aksana digs her knees into Kaitlyn's back and poses for the crowd. Aksana applies a chin lock, but Kaitlyn fights up. Aksana takes her down and chokes her on the ropes. Aksana hits a Russian Leg Sweep before crawling around the ring and kicking her in the face for a near fall. She covers again for the same results. Aksana applies a chin lock, but Kaitlyn fights up. Kaitlyn hits the ropes, but Aksana big boots her and clubs away at her. Aksana taunts the crowd before applying a torture rack. Kaitlyn gets out and hits a Spear for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kaitlyn Match Rating: *
We'll take a look at the face-to-face meeting between Brock Lesnar and Triple H from RAW, next.
A video highlights the feud between Brock Lesnar and Triple H. They then show the entire segment from Monday Night RAW which saw the two men fight inside the Steel Cage as a preview to their match at Extreme Rules.
Ricardo Rodriguez comes out to announce Alberto Del Rio, and he does it in English after Lilian Garcia introduced him in Spanish. Sheamus and Randy Orton are introduced afterward. They'll team up in the main event, next.
Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus, and Randy Orton vs. Jack Swagger, Mark Henry, and Big Show
Alberto Del Rio will start out against Jack Swagger. They circle the ring a few times before locking up. They tussle for position, and Swagger applies a side headlock. Del Rio whips him off, but Swagger takes him down with a shoulder block. Swagger hits the ropes, and Del Rio catches him with a hip toss. Del Rio kicks him in the back for a two count. Del Rio punches him in the corner before backing up. Del Rio then charges at Swagger with an enzuigiri.
Randy Orton tags himself in, and he stomps on Swagger's hands. Orton uppercuts him before doing the classic ten punches in the corner. Orton sends him into the ropes, but Swagger takes him out with a chop block. Swagger DDTs the leg and punches at him. Swagger hits the ropes, and Orton takes him out with a dropkick. Del Rio is tagged back in, and he hits a drop-toe-hold followed by a kick to the face for a near fall. Swagger rolls to the apron, and Del Rio ties him up in the ropes for some kidney shots. Del Rio finishes him off with a backstabber, and Swagger rolls out of the ring. Del Rio then takes him out with a suicide dive. Del Rio puts him back in the ring, and he goes to the top rope. Big Show distracts Del Rio, and Swagger takes him out with a belly-to-belly suplex off the top rope.
Big Show is tagged in, and he hits a body punch before choking him on the second rope. Big Show stands on Del Rio until the referee backs him off. Swagger gets a cheap shot in while the referee is distracted. Big Show chops the chest before tagging Swagger back in. Swagger knees away at Del Rio before tagging in Mark Henry. Henry hits a few head-butts, and he tags Swagger back in. Swagger runs into Del Rio's boots. Del Rio elbows Henry off the apron, and he catches Swagger with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker! Del Rio goes to tag Sheamus, but Big Show is tagged in, and he cuts Del Rio off with a huge elbow drop. Big Show hits a body slam as a commercial break hits.
We come back from the break to see Del Rio kick Swagger off him. Swagger charges him in the corner, but Del Rio sidesteps him. Swagger hits the ring post shoulder first. Big Show is tagged in, and he stops Del Rio from tagging his partners. Big Show goes for the alley-oop, but Del Rio punches out. Sheamus is tagged in, and he hits some flying forearms. Sheamus powers him to the corner and hits a high knee lift. Sheamus goes to the top rope and leaps over Big Show as he charges. Sheamus runs into a Chokeslam attempt, but he counters into the White Noise! Sheamus sets up in the corner, but Henry distracts him. Sheamus punches him off the apron and goes for the Brogue Kick on Big Show, but it's blocked. Big Show hits the Chokeslam for a near fall!
Swagger is tagged in, and he drops some elbows on Sheamus. Swagger hits a nice body slam followed by a leg drop for a one count. Swagger applies a front face lock. Sheamus fights up, but Swagger knees him in the face. Swagger then charges into a rolling fireman's carry. Henry is tagged in, and he stomps Sheamus before he can tag Orton. Henry punches Sheamus down and clubs away at him while talking trash. Big Show is tagged back in, and Sheamus punches at his midsection. Sheamus hits the ropes, and Big Show runs him over with a shoulder block. Big Show steps on him before viciously chopping his chest. Swagger is tagged in, and he hits a short-arm clothesline. Swagger hits the Swagger Bomb for a near fall. Swagger steps on him and goes for another Swagger Bomb, but Sheamus catches him with the electric chair drop.
Orton is tagged in, and he ducks a clothesline before hitting his patented backbreaker. Orton hits a pair of clotheslines before hitting a powerslam. Henry then comes in and avalanches Orton. Big Show runs in and pushes Sheamus over the top rope. Del Rio catches Henry with an enzuigiri, and Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick on Big Show on the outside. Swagger goes for the Patriot Lock on Del Rio, but Orton takes him out with an RKO for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus, and Randy Orton Match Rating: ** 1/2
Randy Orton, Sheamus, and Alberto Del Rio celebrate with the crowd as Smackdown goes off the air.
Quick Match Results
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns def. The Uso's Tons of Funk def. The Prime Time Players Chris Jericho def. Antonio Cesaro via Submission The Miz def. Damien Sandow via Submission Kaitlyn def. Aksana (non-title) Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus, and Randy Orton def. Jack Swagger, Mark Henry, and Big Show
TNA Wrestler Zema Ion Undergoes Surgery. Could Have Major Surgery Soon
TNA Wrestler Zema Ion revealed on his facebook page that he recently had emergency surgery to remove his appendix. He also revealed that during the scan a tumor was found in his colon which will require a separate surgery to remove. He wrote:
"Im alive! Seriously thank you all for the get well wishes. Means the world to me. I was rushed to the hospital last night for sharp stomach pains i was having. I couldnt stop puking. For like 9 straight hours. I didnt wanna go to the hosptial, but the pain was too much to handle. Thank god i went, as i ended up having appendicitis and had to have my appendix removed today. I consider this a blessing in disguise too, coz the cat scans also revealed that i have a tumor on my colon and will eventually need another surgery to try and remove it. Hoping it is not cancerous. Pray for me! This really sucks lol"
Impact Wrestling starts out with a video package. It shows Kurt Angle asking AJ Styles to join him and Sting to fight Aces & 8s. Instead, Kurt and AJ brawl. Hulk Hogan got a call from a wild card. They weren’t going to take any chances. They pick Magnus. Magnus got attacked backstage before the match. As the 6 man tag went on, Abyss returned and destroyed Aces & 8s. He is back!
The camera shows the arena in Tupelo, Mississippi! The fans are on their feet. They are cheering. Music hits and here comes Hulk Hogan! The fans roar as he comes out. He does his famous taunts. He walks down the ramp and gets in the ring. He grabs a mic as they chant, “Hogan, Hogan, Hogan.” He says he is shocked that Hulk-a-mania is this crazy in Tupelo. He is also shocked how AJ walked away from Kurt and Sting last week. The all-American hero, Kurt Angle, took the fight to AJ on the stage last week. Go ahead keep doing what you are doing AJ because Kurt will be following him all the way to Slammiversary! At the PPV, it will be Kurt Angle vs. AJ Styles. We will have a contract signing between Sting and Bully Ray tonight for their match at the PPV. Hulk says TNA has been under the microscope and now Abyss returns to save the day. Hulk calls him out so he can shake his hand. Music plays, Abyss’ music, but he isn’t showing. There’s no sign of him. Hulk wants to thank him man to man. Abyss’ music plays again. Joseph Parks comes out instead. He walks down the ramp and gets in the ring. He grabs a mic. He sat at home last week and watched Abyss, his brother, return to Impact. He couldn’t believe it. He has been looking all over for him. Chris was resting after the attack from Aces. Joseph can’t believe his brother was here. Hulk says they aren’t playing. They need him now more than ever. His brother will know where he is at. Just then, Aces & 8s music plays and Devon with D-Lo Brown come out. Devon grabs a mic and they get in the ring.
Devon says they want Abyss too. He ruined Aces’ mentality last week. Plus, that wasn’t a pin last week. He wasn’t the legal man. Devon asks where Abyss it because they want him. Parks grabs a mic and asks who Devon is for talking to Hulk like that. Devon calls Parks a fat boy. Parks said he wouldn’t have to look for his brother if it wasn’t for Aces. Parks is getting quite furious. He had enough of them. Let’s do this right now. Parks vs. Devon right now. Parks takes his coat off. Devon mocks Parks and tells him to shut up. Devon is the Television Champion. Parks doesn’t make matches around here. He has to prove himself. D-Lo grabs Devon and says he wants to beat Joseph tonight. Hulk tells D-Lo to watch it because it will be Parks vs. D-Lo tonight. Devon says he has faith in D-Lo. He tells Parks and Hogan to tell Abyss that he will take him down when he finds him. Hulk says when Parks beats D-Lo, he will give the green light to have Parks beat up Devon. Aces will have the whole Parks family after them. Testify to that! Hulk’s music plays.
James Storm is squatting backstage. The camera man asks him about getting revenge. James gets up with a beer bottle in his hand. He doesn’t say anything. He walks up to the guy and says, “Watch, just watch.” He walks away.
A video plays concentrating on Christian York. It shows him coming into TNA as he won Gutcheck. He faced off against Jeff Hardy and other stars in the company. He put hard-work into his career for 16 years. He will prove himself.
Christy Hemme is in the ring as she announces the stars for this match. Bobby Roode’s music plays. He slowly walks out to the ring. He taunts in the corner. Music plays and here comes one half of the World Tag Team Champions Chavo Guerrero. The crowd cheers for him as he comes to the ring.
Bobby Roode vs. Chavo Guerrero
They lock-up. Roode wraps around Chavo with an armlock, but Chavo is able to get out of it and knock Roode down. He gets up and they lock-up. Roode applies a headlock. Chavo pushes him. Roode comes back and knocks Chavo down with his shoulder. Roode runs into the ropes. Chavo is able to take Roode down. He gets up. Chavo applies a headlock. Roode pushes Chavo into the corner. Chavo bounces up and does a head scissors. He flings Roode through the ropes to the outside. Roode stands. Chavo jumps over the ropes but lands on the apron. Roode takes the legs out from under Chavo. He then throws Chavo into the steel guard rail. He brings Chavo into the ring. Roode does a body slam and a cover. Chavo kicks out. Roode chokes Chavo on the second rope. Chavo gets up in the corner and kicks Roode in the gut. Roode does a snapmare and then a neckbreaker. Roode stands and taunts. He gets Chavo up and punches him in the face. Chavo punches back. They go back and forth. Roode knees him in the gut and whips him in the ropes. Roode goes to toss Chavo over the ropes, but he lands on the apron. Chavo does a shoulder block as Roode goes toward him. Chavo jumps over the ropes and hits Roode. Both get up. Roode is able to grab Chavo and put him on the top corner. Chavo goes for the tornado DDT, but Roode pushes him back. Chavo does the three amigos instead. He climbs the corner for a frog splash, but Roode gets up and hits the ropes. Chavo falls on the ropes and then falls to the outside. James Storm walks out to the ring with a beer bottle in his hand. He takes a swig, turns Roode around and spits it in his face. The bell sounds. Winner by DQ: Bobby Roode
Roode can’t even stand up. He can’t see as he tries to get the beer out of his eyes. James holds the beer bottle getting ready to strike. Roode rolls out of the ring. James’ music plays and he walks to the ramp.
Kurt Angle is walking backstage. He is calling out AJ Styles next.
A video package plays showing AJ Styles and how everyone is trying to recruit him to join their group… either Team TNA or Aces & 8s. AJ doesn’t answer. He just walks away. Kurt had enough with him last week and brawled with him on the entrance ramp. Kurt now as a match with him at Slammiversary.
Kurt Angle’s music plays. He walks out on stage and gets in the ring. The crowd cheers. Kurt grabs a mic. He says Aces have been going on for about a year now. You can’t trust anyone. AJ Styles even walks out. He (Kurt) never walks away from a fight though. AJ walked away from him and it got Kurt mad. Hulk granted the match between them two. One more time! He doesn’t want to wait till the PPV. He wants to do it right now. Come on AJ!!! Music hits and here comes Mr. Anderson. He comes through the crowd like the Aces always do. He gets in the ring and grabs a mic. Ken says Kurt sounds like a woman. Kurt needs to get it that AJ is not his boy. He has to tell him and all of the idiots in the crowd that… next Thursday from Tampa… will be the official patching of AJ Styles. Kurt says he doesn’t want to wait. He takes the legs out from under Ken and gives him punch after punch in the face. Ken rolls out of the ring. Just then, AJ Styles jumps over the railing from the crowd. He gets in the ring. Kurt turns and meets AJ right in the face. Kurt starts yelling at him. AJ does a pele right to Kurt. He gets out of the ring and walks up the ramp as Ken claps from the outside. Kurt is out.
Video replays showing the confrontation between AJ and Kurt and how AJ kicked him right in the head.
A video plays showing Jay Bradley. He talks about OWV and how he has been training for quite sometime. He gets paid to do what he loves. He watches tapes to study and learn. His life revolves around wrestling. He will do whatever it takes to make a name for himself. Take notes!
Christy Hemme is in the ring as she announces the next match. Jay Bradley’s music plays and he comes out to the ring. Christian York’s music hits and he comes out to the ring. He taunts from the corner. The crowd cheers for him.
Jay Bradley vs. Christian York
They lock-up and Jay pushes Christian right into the corner. Jay backs up but pushes York in the guest. York pushes back. York rolls around him for a roll-up. Jay kicks out. Both get up and York does an armlock Jay goes for a body slam, but York pushes him in the ropes. They go for strikes with punches and kicks but none can connect as each block. York runs into Jay but Jay lifts York up and he falls on his face and chest. Bradley covers but Christian kicks out. Jay hits him in the face and back with punches and elbows. York fights back with punches in the gut. Jay knees Christian in the gut and then applies a chinlock. York gets to his feet and takes Jay over. Jay goes for a closeline, but York ducks, does a springboard elbow. Both get up and Jay takes York down. He adjusts his elbow pad. He goes to run at York, but York moves to the corner. Christian and Jay exchange words but York kicks him right in the face and then takes Jay down into the middle turnbuckle. He has Jay sitting in the corner. He does a summersault into his chest. Both get up. Christian goes for his finisher but Jay reverses for his. Neither can get it. York kicks Jay in the chest and puts him in the corner. York runs to him but Jay holds onto him and puts him on the top rope. York fights him off. York flies in the air, but Jay moves out of the way. He hits the Boom Stick (closeline) and gets the win.
Winner: Jay Bradley
Christy Hemme meets up with Jay on the ramp after the match. Jay says he is one step closer to the Bound for Glory Series and one step closer to be our TNA World Champion.
Gail Kim is walking backstage. The camera also shows Velvet Sky walking backstage. They fight next.
James Storm is backstage. He is coming out of Hulk Hogan’s office. The camera man asks about what went on. James says Hulk said there will be actions for his actions. James doesn’t get it because they attacked him but he can’t fight back? The camera man asks what he is going to do. James tells him to watch.
Aces & 8s are backstage. Mr. Anderson is fired up for next week. He said it is going to be great. Anderson then turns to D-Lo and asks if he knows what he is going to do. D-Lo knows and will beat Parks up to get his cut back. That’s the answer. Ken leads the group away.
Gail Kim’s music plays and she comes to the ring. Velvet Sky’s music plays and she has the title over her shoulder. She gets in the ring after letting the pigeons loose. ODB is there as she is refereeing.
Brooke Hogan and Mickie James are backstage. Brooke talks about Mickie’s new CD is out. Mickie says she would love to have some more time on Slammiversary. Brooke understands but the division is clogged up. She makes Mickie vs. Velvet Sky for the title next week. Mickie likes that. Bully Ray enters the camera shot. He scares off Mickie. Bully pins
Gail Kim vs. Velvet Sky
They go to lock-up but neither can effectively get a lock-up. They just go all out and do punches and kicks toward each other. Gail is sent into the ropes. Sky is able to take her down. Gail crawls to the corner. Sky stomps on her till ODB pushes her away. Gail gets up. Sky runs into the ropes. Gail grabs her but Sky does a hurricanrona. Both get up. Gail sends Sky into the corner. Gail runs to her. Sky goes for a kick to the face, but Gail grabs the leg and then does a leg breaker over her shoulder. Sky falls down. Gail now works on the leg and knee as she elbows it and then hits it off of the edge of the ring. Gail gets back in the ring and stalks Sky. Sky gets up and fights back with punches and a kick, but Gail grabs the leg and takes Sky down. She works on the leg again. Gail puts Sky in the corner and wraps the leg around the rope. She then jumps up and comes down on it. Gail drags Sky to the middle of the ring and kicks the back of the knee. Gail grabs the legs and locks in a version of a half boston crab. Sky is able to grab the ropes. Gail grabs the leg and wraps it around her own head. Sky is in severe pain. Sky reaches and grabs the ropes. Gail gets up and talks smack to ODB about the hold. Sky slowly gets up. Gail puts her in the corner and chokes Sky with the boot. Sky is able to reverse a whip. Gail is able to elbow Sky and then climbs the corner. Sky comes to her and pushes her off. Gail sails in the air and falls on her back. Both are down. Both get up. Sky closelines Gail multiple times. She then kicks Gail in the gut and head. She falls down as she twists the leg the wrong way. She gets up, kicks Gail in the gut and goes for the In Yo Face, but Gail drops down and does a knee chop. Gail goes for a leg lock, but Sky pushes Gail into the corner. She bounces back and Sky does a roll-up.Winner: Velvet Sky
Sky stands up and ODB raises her hand. Gail gets to her feet and does a chop to the back of Sky’s knee. Gail drags Sky to the ring post and does the sharpshooter type move. Gail pushes ODB away. ODB gets back and breaks the hold. Gail gets up on the ramp and walks away.
Chris Sabin is backstage in a taped video as he says Kenny King is not a king of anything good… maybe the king of male strippers. King is shown and he says he is champion and Chris will never get the title. Who is Chris anyway? Petey Williams is shown and says it looks like King has a plan. Well, Petey may know what he need to do.
A video package shows Suicide. He is returning to Impact Wrestling next week!
All three men are in the ring already. Christy Hemme announces all three stars.
Petey Williams vs. Chris Sabin vs. Kenny King (Champ) for the X-Division Title
All three move around the ring. King quickly slides out of the ring. It leads to Petey and Chris. They lock-up. Chris does a headlock. Petey does a headlock. He gets out and they work on each other’s arm. They do armdrag and armdrag. Both get up. Chris runs to Petey, but Petey trips Chris to the middle rope. Petey runs into the ropes, but King trips Petey, takes him out of the ring and pushes him into the steel guard rail. King gets up. He goes to Chris, but Chris catches King’s leg and trips him. King gets up. Chris does knife edge chops. He does his kicks. King goes into the ropes. So does Chris. Chris applies the breaks and King does his kick to the face of Chris. Chris falls. Petey jumps over the top rope and hits King with a double knee to the chest. He then does a dropkick to Chris’ back. Chris goes out of the ring. King meets with Petey and takes him down. He covers him but Petey kicks out. King puts Petey in the corner and chokes him. King does a baseball slide to Chris. He falls down on the outside. King whips Petey in the opposing corner. Petey falls down. King does a body slam. He does a springboard and a leg drop. He covers but Petey kicks out. Kenny applies a headlock. Petey gets up and elbows his way out of it. King knees him, jumps over the top rope and choke Petey on the top. He gets on the apron, jumps on the top rope, but Petey moves. King lands o his feet. Chris gets in the ring and closelines King down. He does a back suplex and then a bridge pin. The cover is broken as Petey grabs Chris and puts him in the corner. He takes Chris out of the ring and does a suicide dive. He gets in and goes after Kenny. He does a crucifix pin but King kicks out. Petey takes out King and now sets up for his Canadian Destroyer. Chris gets in and closelines Petey down. He goes to the corner with King and goes for that tornado DDT, but King keeps Chris there and does a huge kick to the chest. Petey runs and King does a spin kick to the face. He covers Petey but he kicks out. Petey gets up and goes to the top rope. He jumps but King catches him and does a backbreaker. Chris comes back and does a spin kick to King. He does an enzuigiri and then places King upside down in the corner. Petey grabs Chris and does the Canadian Destroyer but Chris gets out of it. He has Petey up in the firemans carry and drops Petey right on King. He takes Petey down but King comes back and attacks Chris. Chris is down and out of the ring. King takes Petey out and gets the win. Winner and Still X-Division Champ: Kenny King
Christopher Daniels and Kazarian are backstage. They are talking about James Storm. He costs them the tag title shots. Chris is drinking his martini. He needs his helper out there tonight as he takes on Hernandez. Kazarian says James is afraid of him. He will be there. Chris says his drink is good. He finishes it.
D-Lo and Mr. Anderson are backstage. D-Lo says it is getting scary. He says things are spiraling out of control. Anderson asks why and when it started. He tells D-Lo when he pushed Garett and Wes to the side. They are the young stars and D-Lo took it for his own hands. D-Lo understands. Ken leaves him there.
Music plays and Bad Influence, Kazarian and Christopher Daniels, dance down the ramp. They get in the ring. Music hits and here comes one half of the TNA Tag Team Champions Hernandez. He has the title locked onto his chain around his neck. He gets in the ring.
Chavo Guerrero vs. Hernandez
Both move around the ring. They lock-up and Hernandez pushes Chris right in the corner. Daniels pokes the eyes and puts Hernandez in the corner. He kicks him in the gut and then chokes him. He pounds on Hernandez’s back. He takes him to the middle of the ring and goes for a body slam, but Hernandez is too heavy. Hernandez lifts him up for a suspended vertical suplex. He drops Chris right on his back. Chris gets up. Hernandez kicks him in the gut and then puts him on his shoulder. He drops him right down. Hernandez goes on the entrance ramp. He runs back, jumps over the ropes and takes Daniels out. Both get up. Hernandez kicks Daniels in the gut and he goes in the ropes. Kaz trips Hernandez. Daniels distracted the referee as Kaz did so. Daniels stomps on Hernandez now. He gets him up and does a neckbreaker. He covers but Hernandez kicks out. Daniels kicks Hernandez in the back and tosses him out of the ring. Kaz kicks Hernandez as Daniels distracts the referee. Hernandez gets on the apron. Daniels walks to him, but Hernandez shoulder blocks him and then jumps over the ropes and takes Daniels out. Both get up and Hernandez does closeline after closeline. He then does a huge hiptoss. Daniels is in the corner now. Hernandez runs but Daniels moves. Hernandez hits the corner. Daniels goes for a The Angel Wings, but he pushes Hernandez to the side as James Storm comes out. Kazarian stands his ground as he stands between James and the ring. He moves though as James gets closer. Daniels turns and Hernandez does a battering ram. He pins him.
James Storm has a mic in his hand. He says he came back from Hulk’s office and Hulk told him to make an announcement. It will be Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez vs. Austin Aries and Bobby Roode AND James Storm a partner of his choice. It will be for the TNA Tag Team Champions. Sorry about your damn luck!
Christy Hemme is in the ring as she introduces the stars of this next match. Aces’ music plays and here comes D-Lo Brown. He comes through the crowd and gets in the ring. Music hits and here comes Joseph Parks. He comes through the curtain and walks down the ramp to the ring. He has his usual black sweatsuit on.
D-Lo Brown vs. Joseph Parks
Parks takes off his glasses as D-Lo tells him to come on. They lock-up but D-Lo knees Parks in the gut and then hits him in the back. He punches him in the face twice and then does a huge body slam. D-Lo is ready. Parks uses the ropes to get up. D-Lo goes for a closeline, but Parks ducks and does left and right fists to D-Lo’s face. D-Lo fights back and Parks falls through the ropes to the outside. D-Lo goes outside and knees him in the gut. He rolls him in the ring. Parks fights back with punches. He bounces off the ropes, but Brown does a dropkick to Park’s knee and then hits a shining wizard. Parks slowly gets up and Brown closelines him. Parks crawls to the corner. Brown whips Parks into the opposing corner. Brown runs to him but Parks moves out of the way. Brown hits the corner. Parks does a roll-up but D-Lo kicks out. Both get up and Brown does a huge jump spin kick to Parks. He falls in the corner. D-Lo punches him multiple times in the face. Parks opens up. He is bleeding from the forehead. Parks gets up and sees the blood on his hands. He starts to fire up. His eyes are huge. He turns around. So does D-Lo and Parks closelines him multiple times. He then smashes Brown in the corner. He hits the Black Hole Slam and gets the win. He does the cross taunt he does with his arms. Parks snaps out of it and wonders what happened. He is dazed. Winner: Joseph Parks
We see Sting and Bully Ray walking backstage in different areas. They are heading to the ring for the contract signing.
Mike Tenay, Taz, and Todd Keneley run through the line-up for Slammiversary. It will be on June 2!
Jeremy Borash is in the ring standing behind a podium. Aces’ music plays and here comes Bully Ray. He gets on the steel steps and tells Taz to come. Taz leaves the table and pounds his fist with Bully’s. Ray gets in the ring and knocks Borash down. He rolls out of the ring. Ray grabs the mic from the podium and wants his music shut off. He asks if they know who he is. Ray says he is from Hell’s Kitchen. He is President of Aces & 8s. He is TNA World Champion. He took out Jeff Hardy in his type of match. He is also the man who will take Sting out at Slammiversary. He knows Sting is back there. He knows his fans can’t wait for him to come out. He told Brooke that this will be a negotiation rather than a signing. He is pretty sure Sting has some things to say too. Come on out, brother! Sting’s music plays and here comes The Icon. He walks down the ramp as he stares right at Ray. Ray tells Sting to stop right there. Sting is at the end of the ramp. Ray wants the music shut off too. He wants this official. He wants his daddy to come out too. Come on Hulk Hogan! Hogan’s music plays. He comes out with a mic in hand. He stands on the entrance stage.
Ray just realized something. This is the first time that he and Sting are face to face since he screwed him over… since he screwed Hogan over. Sting is now in the ring. Everyone else knows who bad he was screwing Brooke over. Sting may be looking for an apology. He isn’t getting one. Sting isn’t looking for one. When they are in Boston, Ray should snap Sting’s arm into two. He should take his knee cap out He should take his eyes out. He should make him bleed. Ray asks what is wrong with him. Why would he say that? If Ray doesn’t do it to him then Sting will do it to Ray. He doesn’t care if it is in the ring, out of the ring, backstage or in the rafters… he will make Bully bleed in Boston. They are almost face to face now. Sting wasn’t looking for any demands, but since he is looking for one.. here is one. He wants a No Holds Barred Match. Ray walks around the ring. He says Sting thinks he knows where he is right now in terms on who can be on top. Everyone would love to see Ray bleed. Ray will agree to the terms, but Sting needs to sign the contract. He can’t fight for the TNA World Title any longer. Hulk tries to stop it, but Ray tells him to shut his mouth. Ray doesn’t want Sting to retire. He doesn’t want Sting to retire. He just can’t fight for the title anymore. Hulk tells him no. Ray says Hulk is running Sting’s career. Be a man Sting. Do what you want. Yes or no, Sting? Sting says, “Yes.” Ray pushes Sting back. He bounces off the ropes. Sting comes back and punches Ray in the face. Ray punches back. It is back and forth. They keep going as the show fades.
- As seen on Monday's RAW, AJ Lee defeated Natalya with her Black Widow submission move. WWE's website spoke to AJ about using the move that she once used in WWE developmental:
"I’ve had it in my back pocket for a while. I’m not the strongest person, so anything that lets me trap myself on an opponent, like a spider in a web, is effective. The abdomen gets stretched, the neck is in an uncomfortable position and my opponent’s arms are extended where they shouldn’t be. So it’s everything all at once, using all 115 pounds of my pure muscle and ‘badassery’ to the fullest extent."
After holding the US Championship for 240 days through last month when he was upended by Kofi Kingston, Antonio Cesaro's standing in WWE has been greatly curtailed as he has lost a majority of his televised matches. For those wondering whether his demotion is as result of "heat" backstage, it is not. Rather, top WWE officials simply feel he lacks personality.
Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio Monday night that company brass believe that the former ROH standout is "boring," resulting in his slide down the card. Some in WWE, however, are not in favor of the demotion, and believe Cesaro should be a headliner.
While Cesaro engaged in a match with Kingston two weeks on WWE Main Event that was well-received by management, it failed to alter his standing in the organization. Meltzer remarked, "They don't see him any higher than they did two weeks ago. There was lip service paid there for a week or two, but it's over now."
Joseph Park spoke out via his Official Twitter account concerning the return of Abyss on this past weeks episode of Impact Wrestling. He wrote:
"I can't wait to get to @IMPACTWRESTLING this Thursday and see my brother Abyss. It's been awhile. Still can't believe I missed him last week.
I miss one week due to @REALBully5150 and @TestifyDevon acts upon me and I miss my brother. I was shocked to see him. TNA has its monster back and just in time to defeat @TheAcesAnd8s. I knew he would come back. I feel better and healed up. I'll be at @IMPACTWRESTLING Thurs."
- Team Hell No will defend the WWE Tag Team Titles against Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns in a Tornado Match at Extreme Rules. This match will see all four participants in the ring at the same time. Here's the updated card:
Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Title Ryback vs. John Cena
I Quit Contenders Match Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger
WWE United States Title Match Dean Ambrose vs. Kofi Kingston
Tag Team Title Tornado Match Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins vs. Kane and Daniel Bryan
- Tonight's WWE RAW opens up with a look at last week when The Shield appeared after Ryback defeated Kane. How will John Cena respond to Ryback's actions last week? Also, Triple H and Brock Lesnar will face off.
- We're live from Tulsa, Oklahoma as Jerry Lawler is in the ring with a microphone. Lawler talks about Fandango vs. Chris Jericho at Extreme Rules. Lawler shows us how Fandango beat Jericho at WrestleMania 29. It's time for tonight's dance-off. Lawler talks about Jericho's past on Dancing with the Stars. Lawler asks who is a better dancer. Lawler introduces Fandango and his dance partner Summer Rae. Summer comes out dancing first and next is Fandango. Out next comes Chris Jericho with his dance partner Edyta Sliwinska.
Lawler goes over the rules - each couple will have 90 seconds to perform a routine. The winner will be chosen by the fans. Lawler brings up Fandango losing a dance off to The Great Khali. Fandango calls Khali a clumsy atrocity of a man and says he was robbed. Fandango says fans may not like him but they have to respect his performance as an artist. Fandango is confident he will win the dance-off tonight. Fans chant for Jericho. Jericho cuts a promo and says he's going to create a new dance sensation called The I Just Kicked Your Jackass All Over This Ring. Jericho says at Extreme Rules, he's going to dance all over Fandango's face. Fandango and Summer go first in the dance-off. Some music hits but Fandango and Summer just stand there. The crowd boos and Fandango cuts the music. "You suck" chants from the crowd. Fandango says he needs silence. The music hits again. Fandango looks like he's about to start dancing. He hesitates and they start dancing. Summer falls down and hurts her ankle. Fandango is embarrassed and gets upset with her. Edyta goes over to check on Summer and Fandango doesn't like it. More "you suck" chants for Fandango. A trainer comes over to check on Summer. Fandango leaves the ring but comes back in to attack Jericho from behind. Fandango nails a big boot and mounts Jericho with right hands. More kicks and punches from Fandango. The crowd chants for Jericho but Fandango kicks him out of the ring. Fandango slams Jericho into the announcers table and then into the steel steps. Fandango yells at Jericho as the fans chant "you can't dance." Fandango continues to beat Jericho up on the outside. Fandango grabs a piece of the wooden dance floor that was covering the ring. Jericho gets up but Fandango lays him out with a piece of the floor. Fandango goes back in the ring and Summer stands up perfectly fine. It was a setup all along. Fandango and Summer pose together before dancing away.
- Still to come, The Shield vs. John Cena and Team Hell No in an Elimination Match.
- Ryback is walking to the ring as we go to commercial.
Ryback vs. Zack Ryder
Back from the break and Zack Ryder waits in the ring as Ryback makes his way out. Ryback dominates to start. Ryder tries to fight back but Ryback levels him. Ryback nails Shellshocked for the quick win.
- Still to come, Lesnar and Triple H will face off. Back to commercial.
Darren Young and Titus O'Neil vs. Tensai and Brodus Clay
Back from the break and Brodus Clay, Tensai, Cameron and Naomi are dancing in the ring. Darren Young and Titus O'Neil are already out. Tensai starts with Young and hits a senton in the corner. Titus comes in and hits a big boot and clothesline on Tensai. Clay comes in and takes back control. Clay with a big splash on Titus. Clay knocks Darren off the apron and goes back to work on Titus. Chaos ensues and Titus gets the roll up on Clay for the win.
Winners: Darren Young and Titus O'Neil
- Replays show that Darren used his hair pick to hit Clay at the end.
- Up next, Teddy Long will make a statement about the World Heavyweight Title. We go to commercial.
- Back from the break and Matt Striker introduces SmackDown Senior Adviser Teddy Long. Teddy goes to make an announcement but is interrupted by Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter. Zeb says Swagger should be given the title. Big E Langston and AJ Lee come out. Big E says the title is going nowhere. AJ says Swagger should be fired for what he did to Dolph. Big E and Swagger have words but Teddy breaks things up. Teddy says Dolph won't be stripped. He announces Swagger vs. Del Rio in a #1 contenders I Quit Match. Teddy says fans will pick Big E vs. Swagger or Del Rio for tonight on the WWE App.
- Mark Henry will call out Sheamus later tonight. We go to commercial.
- Back from the break and Dean Ambrose vs. Kofi Kingston for the US title is announced for Extreme Rules.
Kofi Kingston vs. Damien Sandow
Kofi gets the win with Trouble in Paradise after a quick match of back and forth.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
- Mark Henry is shown walking backstage as we go to commercial.
- Back from the break and Josh Mathews is in the ring with Mark Henry. We see footage from last week where Henry whipped Sheamus with a belt. Henry says that was nothing compared to what he will do at Extreme Rules. Henry says he's going to drag Sheamus around the ring. We see footage from SmackDown where Henry pulled two tractor trailers. Mathews asks Henry how he will beat Sheamus. Henry tells Mathews to put the strap on and he wraps it around his wrist. Henry shoves Mathews to the mat. Henry drags Mathews around the ring and touches the ring posts. Henry lets Mathews go and calls out Sheamus. Sheamus doesn't appear at first and Henry runs his mouth. The music hits and out comes Sheamus to a big pop.
Sheamus speaks from the stage and Henry yells at him to come to the ring. Sheamus says he's never backed down from a fight and heads down to the ring. Sheamus left a present for Henry under the ring earlier and goes to get it... it's another strap. Sheamus hits the ring and they start whipping each other. Sheamus sends Henry to the floor and up the ramp.
- We get a video for the Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H feud. Later tonight, they will meet face to face.
- We get a plug and trailer for 12 Rounds: Reloaded with Randy Orton.
Antonio Cesaro vs. Randy Orton
Back from the break and Antonio Cesaro waits in the ring as Randy Orton makes his way out. They lock up and Cesaro takes it to the corner. Orton turns it around and they're forced to break. They lock up again and Cesaro applies a headlock. Cesaro drops Orton with a shoulder. Orton comes back and drops Cesaro. Orton starts stomping now.
Cesaro takes back control and goes for a pin attempt. Cesaro with a submission now. Orton comes back with a big throw across the ring. Orton kicks Cesaro and clotheslines him twice. Cesaro comes back but Orton powerslams him. Cesaro ends up on the apron and blocks the draping DDT. Cesaro with a roll up for a 2 count. Orton nails a RKO out of nowhere for the win.
Winner: Randy Orton
The Miz vs. Heath Slater
Back from the break and out comes The Miz making his return. Heath Slater waits in the ring with 3MB. Miz gets the win with the Figure Four in a match that saw 3MB get involved. It was announced Miz will face Cody Rhodes in the Extreme Rules pre-show match.
Winner: The Miz
- We see footage of Layla and Alicia Fox at the Susan G. Komen walk in Washington, DC last week.
- Still to come, Cena and Team Hell No vs. The Shield. Back to commercial.
- We get another promo for Lesnar vs. Triple H.
Elimination Match: John Cena, Kane and Daniel Bryan vs. The Shield
We go to the ring and out comes WWE Tag Team Champions Kane and Daniel Bryan. WWE Champion John Cena is out next. Kane and Bryan will defend against Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns at Extreme Rules in a Tornado Match. The Shield is out next and Dean Ambrose starts with Kane. Kane works Ambrose over and tags in Bryan. Bryan with kicks in the corner. Bryan takes Ambrose to the mat for a submission. Cena and Rollins come in and go at it now. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Bryan has Ambrose in a surfboard submission. Rollins comes in and they keep Bryan grounded in their corner. The Shield with some cheap shots now. Kane finally comes in and cleans house of The Shield. Kane with a 2 count on Ambrose. Kane comes off the top and takes out Ambrose again. Kane goes for a chokeslam and grabs Rollins for a double chokeslam. He sends them over the top and takes out Reigns. Kane stands alone in the ring and goes to the floor to keep up the attack. Kane uses the announcers table on The Shield and gets disqualified. Kane is eliminated.
Back from the break and Ambrose is in control of Cena. Reigns tags in and they keep Cena down in their corner. Reigns with a leaping right hand for a 2 count on Cena. Cena comes back with a suplex but Rollins tags in. Rollins goes to the top and nails a knee to the face for a 2 count. Rollins with a sleeper hold. Cena stands up with Rollins on his back and moves towards a tag to Bryan. Cena tags out and Bryan goes at it with Rollins. Bryan knocks Ambrose off the apron and goes to work on Rollins. Bryan dives through the ropes and takes out Reigns. Then Rollins. Bryan goes to the top and hits a missile dropkick on Rollins for a close 2 count. Bryan with kicks to the chest on Rollins. Rollins fights back but Bryan goes for the No Lock. Rollins fights off. Ambrose tags in but Bryan fights them both off. Rollins drops Bryan with a big kick. Ambrose with a face plant for the pin. Bryan is eliminated.
It's down to 3 on 1 now. Cena brawls with Ambrose but Reigns tags in. They beat Cena down in the corner. Rollins comes in and they keep the pressure on Cena with quick tags. Cena fights them off and goes to work on Rollins, the legal man. Cena hits his usual moves and goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena nails it on Rollins and goes for the Attitude Adjustment but it's blocked. Cena dumps Reigns and Ambrose from the ring. Cena nails the AA on Rollins and covers him for the pin. Rollins is eliminated. Ambrose charges and Cena goes for the AA. Ambrose blocks it. Reigns argues with the referee but nails a spear and breaks up the AA. Reigns has been disqualified and eliminated. Ambrose crawls over to cover Cena but he kicks out at 2. Ambrose smacks Cena around and talks trash. Cena goes for the STF but Rollins and Reigns hit the ring and attack Cena for the DQ.
Winner by DQ: John Cena
- After the bell, The Shield beat Cena up and nail the triple powerbomb. The Shield exits and out comes Ryback while Cena is still down in the ring. Ryback stands over Cena as fans chant Goldberg. Ryback just leaves without doing anything. Ryback stops on the ramp and turns around to come back in the ring. Ryback brings a steel chair in the ring and smashes Cena's bad ankle with it as Cena screams no. Ryback stands over Cena and poses while Cena sells the injury. Ryback leaves the ring and yells, "my life, my rules... Ryback rules", from the stage.
- We get more hype for Lesnar vs. Triple H.
- Back from the break and Ryback is walking backstage. Matt Striker stops him for comment. Ryback says no longer is he playing by the rules because it got him nowhere. Ryback says at Extreme Rules, Cena and everyone will know that Ryback Rules.
- We see footage from last week where Jack Swagger and Big E Langston got into it at ringside.
Big E Langston vs. Jack Swagger
We go to the ring and out comes Big E Langston. AJ Lee is already waiting in the ring. Lawler announces that thanks to voting on the WWE App, Big E will be facing Jack Swagger. Swagger had 65% of the vote while Del Rio had 35%. Out comes Swagger with Zeb Colter.
Back and forth to start. They collide with several shoulders in the middle of the ring. Swagger and Big E meet in the middle of the ring and Big E decks him. Big E misses a splash in the corner and Swagger goes for the Patriot Lock. Big E blocks it and kicks Swagger out of the ring but he comes right back in dropping Big E over the top rope. Swagger slams Big E for a 2 count. We go to commercial with Swagger in control.
Back from the break and Big E is in control of Swagger. Big E with shoulder thrusts and a spear in the corner. Big E misses a shot and hits the ring post. Swagger comes back and hits a Swagger Bomb in the corner. Big E turns it around and runs over Swagger. Big E takes Swagger to the top and nails a big superplex. Big E covers for a 2 count. Fans start chanting for Swagger. Swagger comes back and takes out Langston's knee. Swagger goes for the Patriot Lock and locks it in. Big E makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Big E dumps Swagger out to the floor. He follows and throws Swagger into the fan barrier. Swagger turns it around and makes it back in the ring before Big E can.
Winner by Count Out: Jack Swagger
- After the match, Alberto Del Rio attacks but Swagger fights him off. Ricardo Rodriguez attacks Swagger and makes the save. Big E also gets involved. Del Rio comes back, sends Swagger to the floor and stands tall as his music plays. We go to commercial.
Natalya vs. AJ Lee
Back from the break and The Bella Twins are on commentary with Kaitlyn. Hornswoggle and The Great Khali are also at ringside. AJ and Natalya lock up and AJ gets slammed to the mat. Kaitlyn gets some more gifts from her secret admirer while on commentary while Natalya works AJ over. AJ smacks Natalya and runs around the ring before going back in. AJ runs back around the ring and catches Natalya with a kick. AJ brings it back in the ring and blows a kiss to Kaitlyn. Natalya knocks AJ to the floor and follows her out for more offense. Natalya brings it back in the ring but AJ applies her Black Widow submission for the win.
Winner: AJ Lee
- After the match, Kaitlyn helps Natalya out of the ring. Khali and Hornswoggle leave with them.
- Still to come, Triple H and Brock Lesnar will meet face to face.
- Back from the break and Chris Jericho is backstage with Matt Striker. Jericho says he's been trying to play by other peoples games and that stops. He gets angry and says he's going to dance all over Fandango's face at Extreme Rules.
- We go to the ring and out comes Triple H for his face off with Brock Lesnar. The steel cage is lowered down around the ring as we go back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Triple H is inside the ring with a mic. He says they have been at war for a year now and finally it will be settled on Sunday at Extreme Rules. Triple H calls the ring his home, where he grew up and became a man. Triple H calls Brock Lesnar to the ring and out he comes with Paul Heyman.
Heyman and Lesnar stop on the stage. Heyman goes to speak and Triple H shuts him up. HHH tells Lesnar to bring his ass in the ring so they can fight. Heyman stops Lesnar. Heyman mocks Triple H for using the word hate just now and says it's on WWE's ban list. Heyman says we all know Lesnar and Triple H hate each other. Heyman says Lesnar will teach HHH the true meaning of hate on Sunday. Heyman keeps talking and taunting Triple H. Heyman says Lesnar is ready for a fight... a fight Triple H will have to wait until Sunday to experience. Heyman says Lesnar does not fight for free. Lesnar's music hits and Heyman stops them. HHH says he's been wondering why Lesnar won't face him like a man. HHH says it's because Heyman can't afford Lesnar to do that. HHH says if Lesnar comes to the cage and gets his ass kicked one more time, that doesn't bode too well for Heyman as a businessman. HHH says if he beats Lesnar again on Sunday, Lesnar's mystique will be done and so will Heyman's meal ticket. HHH says Heyman no longer believes Lesnar is the baddest man in the room. HHH asks Lesnar what he's going to do - come to the ring and prove he's Lesnar The Beast or stand there with Heyman like Lesnar The Bitch. HHH drops the mic and Lesnar approaches the cage. Referees and Heyman try to talk him out of it. Lesnar slowly approaches the cage and finally enters. They meet in the middle of the ring and start brawling. Lesnar takes HHH to the corner with thrusts. HHH fights back but Lesnar nails a huge back suplex. Lesnar yells at Heyman to shut the cage door. Lesnar charges and HHH throws him into the steel. HHH with right hands. HHH throws Lesnar into the cage door and it sends Heyman to the floor. Lesnar falls out of the cage and HHH yells at him to come get more. The crowd chants for Triple H. We go to replays. Lesnar and Heyman make their exit up the ramp while Triple H's music hits and he poses on top of the cage. RAW goes off the air.
WWE NXT Star Bronson noted that he has suffered a severe spine injury back in October and couldn't walk without pain for the longest time, which is the reason why he has been absent from NXT. Here are a few messages he posted on Twitter.
"I want to publicly thank Dr. Joseph Maroon for fixing a very dangerous spinal injury I've had which has gotten steadily worse..."
"...since October. 3 days ago I couldn't walk, now I can walk without pain. Thank you to my friends and family who have supported me.."
"...recovery will take a while...ok I'm boring myself, go back to whatever you were doing."
Bronson also noted he will return when he is fully healed.
Dean Ambrose Suffers Eye Injury During Daniel Bryan
- Dean Ambrose suffered an eye injury during his match with Daniel Bryan that aired on last night's WWE SmackDown. Here are photos of Ambrose and his busted eye after the match. He was checked out by WWE medical staff and apparently won't miss any ring time.
James Storm Injured, Sent To Emergency Room Following Live Event.
James Storm announced via his twitter account that he suffered a groin injury refereeing the tag match on Impact this past Thursday. Storm suffered a pulled groin according to his tweets and was still in quite a bit of pain over 24 hours later that he checked himself into a local hospital to be checked out.
Storm spent the better half of yesterday doing media promotions for the TNA live event in the area and even took pictures with fans following the live event before going to the hospital.
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