Jeff Hardy Speaks On His Drug Past and His Injury Free Career
TNA Wrestler Jeff Hardy was a guest on "The Regular Guys" morning show on Atlanta's Rock station 100.5 recently. The short segment was mainly to promote TNA live events in the area but Hardy did also speak on a number of other interesting topics.
Hardy spoke candidly about his drug use and just how many pills he was taking per day: “At the most, maybe 25, 30 [pills a day]. Real bad, it got the best of me. I’m on my third year drug free now.”
Jeff also spoke about being lucky to have a career this long without a major injury so far: “I’ve been really lucky. I’ve had no surgeries up to date. In my second motor cross race I broke my collar bone. That’s the only bone I’ve ever broke. But in professional wrestling, I’ve been real lucky.”
multiple sources have confirmed that Jeff Hardy was hurt following this past Thursday's Impact Wrestling tapings. Not much is currently known about the extent of his injury at this time however he did compete at last night's TNA house show stop in Rome Georgia. All indications are that Hardy was simply sore following his match this past Thursday.
- Jack Swagger will be able to return from his hand injury at the end of this month but there will be restrictions on how he's used and he will have to be careful if they have him do anything in the ring. Word from WWE is that Swagger will have full clearance to wrestle in late August.
Jeff Hardy Injured at Thursday's Impact Tapings Posted by Steve Carrier on 06/07/2013 at 07:29 PM
Jeff Hardy apparently was banged up pretty bad and suffered a legitimate hip injury following his main event ladder match against Bully Ray on Thursday's Impact Wrestling episode. Reports indicate that he will be okay.
Jeff Hardy is still scheduled for this weekend house shows against Bully Ray.
WWE Smackdown Results June 7, 2013 Uniondale, New York Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
"Then. Now. Forever." The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video recaps the contract signing from Monday Night RAW between Chris Jericho and Paul Heyman. Jericho called Heyman a jackass. Jericho will compete against CM Punk, a Paul Heyman client, at WWE Payback next Sunday, but tonight he will face another Heyman client in Curtis Axel. They then show Randy Orton accidentally hitting Daniel Bryan during a tag match on RAW, costing them a match against The Shield. Bryan demanded that he wasn't the weak link. Randy Orton and Team Hell No will be guests on Miz TV.
The Miz makes his way to the ring to kick off the show with the Miz TV segment as Michael Cole and John "Bradshaw" Layfield do the introductions for the show. Miz welcomes the crowd to the most must-see WWE talk show in history. Miz says his guests tonight came within a fraction of a second of being the first team to beat The Shield in a six-man tag team match. However, after that match they had some issues. Miz then introduces Randy Orton, followed by Team Hell No.
Miz thanks them for coming. Miz says The Shield pinned Daniel Bryan last Monday night on RAW. For weeks, Bryan has been harping on the idea that people consider him the weak link of Team Hell No. Bryan says before Miz starts stirring the pot, he has something he'd like to say. The crowd is chanting Bryan's name. Bryan says he's had a lot of time to think since Monday, and he knows that Orton didn't intend to hit him. Orton says he finally figured it out. As for Kane, he's the best partner anyone could ask for. He pushed Kane away when all he was trying to do was help him against the Ryback. Kane asks if this means he's letting go of this weak link garbage. Bryan says he wouldn't call it garbage.
Miz says this is something personal to Bryan. Last Friday night on Smackdown, Bryan single-handedly took out all three members of The Shield. The crowd chants "Yes." Miz asks Bryan if he feels he's getting the respect he deserves. Bryan says, "Sometimes." Miz asks if other times he feels people still look at him as a goat-faced vegan troll. Orton tells Miz to watch what he says to "the kid" because his head is all messed up. Bryan says his head is not messed up. Kane agrees that it is messed up. Bryan asks if it's because he wants people to respect him as well as his partner. Kane says he respects Bryan as well as Orton and everyone in attendance. The crowd cheers. Orton says he tends to respect Bryan less and less the more he whines about being the weak link. Bryan asks if Orton is calling him a whiner.
Kane tells him to let it go. They all want to beat The Shield, and they had them beat last Monday. Bryan says, "Yeah, until I got caught, right?" Kane says he didn't say that. Bryan says the only reason he got caught is because Orton got in his way. Orton says we're right back to where we started in Crazytown. Miz asks how Orton feels about Bryan blaming him for the loss. Kane tells Orton not to answer that, and he tries to get Bryan to leave with him. Bryan tells him to get his hands off him. Kane is his partner, and he's supposed to have his back. Kane screams that he does have Bryan's back, and he always has. Kane says he's getting real tired of Bryan not trusting him. Bryan asks why he should trust him. Bryan asks how many times Kane has left him in the ring with The Shield alone. When people call him the weak link, does Kane come to his defense? Kane says he does, but Bryan says it is half-hearted. The dirty little fact is Kane was forced to team with him. If he had Randy, John Cena, or anybody but him, he'd be out of here in two seconds. Kane looks visibly upset, and he says he's had enough. Kane says Bryan has lost his mind. Kane says Orton is on his own, and he leaves the ring.
Miz does his "really" thing to Bryan. Miz asks if we've seen the breakup of Team Hell No on Miz TV. Bryan says everyone in the WWE Universe is going to blame this on him. Bryan then starts screaming "No!" Teddy Long's music hits, and the special assistant to the General Manager comes out to the stage. Long says Bryan sounds like a man with a lot to prove, and he's out here to give him another chance to prove it. Tonight, he'll be facing the Tag Team Champions, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns of The Shield. Since his partner Kane doesn't want anything to do with him right now, he has no choice but to pair him up with Randy Orton. Orton doesn't look happy about that.
Chris Jericho will face Curtis Axel, next.
Chris Jericho makes his entrance to the ring. He'll be facing Paul Heyman's newest client, Curtis Axel.
As Curtis Axel makes his way to the ring, Paul Heyman begins to speak. Heyman says in the three weeks since he has debuted, his newest client has scored victories over not only Triple H, but two consecutive victories over the WWE Champion, John Cena. Axel takes the microphone and says tonight another former World Champion learns what it means to be perfect.
Chris Jericho vs. Curtis Axel w/ Paul Heyman
Paul Heyman joins the commentary team. They circle the ring before locking up. Axel applies a side headlock, but Jericho whips him off. Axel takes him down with a shoulder block before hitting the ropes. They go back and forth before Jericho takes him out with a dropkick. Jericho hits a forearm and some chops to the chest. Jericho bounces him off the turnbuckle before stomping him down in the corner. Axel blocks a punch, and he sends Jericho into the ropes. Axel lowers his head and eats a kick. Jericho then clotheslines him over the top rope. Jericho takes him out with a baseball slide before slamming his head off the commentary table. Jericho intimidates Heyman before throwing Axel into the ring. Axel kicks him in the head as he comes in the ring before hitting a neckbreaker off the ropes for a two count.
We come back from the break to see Axel chopping Jericho at ringside. Axel throws him into the ring for a two count. During the commercial break, Axel punched him in the back of the head. Axel hits a snapmare before hitting a rolling neck snap for another two count. Axel applies a chin lock. Jericho begins to fight up, and he rolls Axel off him. Jericho ducks a clothesline and hits a pair of shoulder blocks. Axel puts him on the apron, but Jericho quickly runs to the top rope and hits a double axe handle. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho, but Axel kicks him off. Axel runs into a boot, and Jericho hits a face-buster. Jericho goes for a Lionsault, but Axel moves. Axel hits his patented neckbreaker for a near fall.
Axel sends him to the corner and charges, but Jericho sidesteps him. Jericho comes off the top rope with a cross-body block for a near fall. Jericho kicks him in the head before attempting a clothesline. Axel tries to counter into a backslide pin, but Jericho won't go down. Axel knees away at him before going for a Perfect-Plex, but Jericho fights out. Jericho then takes him down for the Walls of Jericho, and he successfully applies it. Heyman looks miserable on commentary until Axel gets to the bottom rope. Axel crawls to the apron, and Jericho hits him with a springboard dropkick.
Paul Heyman removes his headset and stands on the commentary table. Heyman points to his watch before screaming, "It's clobbering time." Heyman points to the stage, and CM Punk's music hits! The Long Island crowd goes nuts. Jericho stares at the stage, and Axel rolls him up for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Curtis Axel Match Rating: * 3/4
Heyman hugs Axel at ringside as they laugh at Jericho. Jericho can't believe it as he leaves the ring. Jericho turns while on the ramp to see Axel celebrating in the ring. Jericho thinks about it before charging the ring. Jericho takes him down and punches away at him. Jericho then takes him down with the Codebreaker as Heyman stares a hole through him at ringside. Jericho stares right back as his music hits.
Kane is walking backstage when he sees that Ryback is in his way. Ryback asks if he saw what he did to his "little buddy" on Monday night. Ryback says he bets that Kane would like to put that little puke through a table as well. Kane says Daniel is his partner, no matter how annoying he is sometimes. Ryback put Kofi out and slammed Daniel through a table. Let's see if Ryback can do it to him. Ryback says, "Ryback rules." Kane says he's Tombstoned a priest, set a man on fire, and buried his brother alive. Whatever his rules may be, they sure as hell don't apply to him. Kane walks off.
Coming up next, we'll see Vince and Stephanie McMahon refusing to allow Triple H to compete on RAW.
They air a Wyatt Family video. Michael Cole and JBL talk about that before saying we'll learn more about them later tonight.
The RAW Rebound airs, and it recaps what happened when Stephanie McMahon and her father did not allow Triple H to compete on RAW. Stephanie said Curtis Axel is beneath Triple H, and she's not letting him risk his physical well-being. Triple H left before he could beat him his kid's grandfather on RAW. Triple H will face Curtis Axel next week on RAW.
Lilian Garcia introduces Ricardo Rodriguez in Spanish. Rodriguez introduces Alberto Del Rio to the ring. A replay is shown of Del Rio defeating Big E Langston on RAW. Del Rio will be in action, next.
Alberto Del Rio w/ Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Heath Slater w/ 3MB
Before the bell rings, 3MB beats down Del Rio. Jinder Mahal holds Del Rio up, but Del Rio avoids a big kick from Drew McIntyre. Del Rio throws McIntyre out of the ring before hitting a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker on Slater. Del Rio applies the Cross Arm Breaker, and Slater taps out. The match has not officially started. Del Rio stares down Mahal and McIntyre. Rodriguez jumps on McIntyre's back as Del Rio clotheslines Mahal over the top rope. McIntyre slams Rodriguez off him before charging Del Rio. Del Rio gives him a back body drop over the top rope, and McIntyre hits the ground with a thud! Rodriguez then goes to the top rope, and he hits Mahal and McIntyre with a plancha!
Del Rio and Rodriguez celebrate in the ring until the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler appears on the screen doing a mock clap. Ziggler congratulates him on a great job for someone who isn't him. It may seem like he's stealing Del Rio's spotlight, but that's kind of his thing. He didn't come to the party without a present, and that present is him. He's just been informed that he's been medically cleared to compete, and he'll be showing off right in his face, this Monday on RAW.
Kane will face Ryback, next.
Kane vs. Ryback
Ryback makes his entrance in an ambulance. He'll face John Cena in a Three Stages of Hell match for the WWE Championship. The first fall will be a Lumberjack match. The second will be a Tables match. The third fall will be an Ambulance match.
They immediately lock up, but no one gets an advantage. They lock up again, and Ryback backs Kane to the corner. Ryback shoves him, and Kane uppercuts him. Kane punches away at him, but Ryback gets a side headlock applied. Kane whips him off, but he misses a clothesline. Ryback takes him down with a shoulder block. Kane avoids a leg drop, and he hits a low dropkick for a one count. Ryback knees him in the midsection before lifting him for a military press before dropping him down! Ryback kicks and knees away at him before choking him with his boot. Kane reverses at whip, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Kane just stares at him before grabbing him by the throat. Ryback fights him off before hitting the ropes. Ryback hits a big boot, and he clotheslines him in the corner. Kane sends him to the other corner and hits the same move. Kane follows up with a sidewalk slam for a near fall.
Kane punches him, but Ryback comes back with a whip reversal. Kane counters right back with a diving DDT. Kane then clotheslines him over the top rope. Kane goes outside, and Ryback pulls him into the barricade face first. Ryback slams the back of Kane's head off the barricade a few times before going under the ring for a table. Ryback puts it in the ring before going back to Kane. Kane uppercuts him, and Ryback gets in the ring. Kane goes to the top rope, but Ryback sidesteps the diving lariat. Ryback then takes him down with a spinebuster. Kane pulls himself to his feet and counters the meat hook clothesline with a Chokeslam. Ryback grabs the bottom rope at two and a half. Kane can't believe it.
Kane looks at the table, and he sets it up. Kane grabs him by the throat, but Ryback punches him off. Ryback then powerbombs him through the table! The referee calls for the bell.
Winner by Disqualification: Kane Match Rating: * 1/2
We'll take a look at Ryback's rampage later on. Also coming tonight will be Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan taking on Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns in a non-title match.
Damien Sandow is in the ring, which is decorated with a black carpet. It's time for another Damien Sandow Show. Over the last several weeks, he has attempted to engage Sheamus in a series of intellectual challenges. Sheamus has failed every single time. That is because Sheamus is not now nor will he ever be his intellectual equal. That begs the question of who is his intellectual equal. The answer is no one, and Sandow points to people in the crowd saying they aren't. Sandow says of Nassau Community College that he's seen preschools with higher standards. Sandow says the truth stings, but they need to hear it. They're a bunch of checker minds living in a chess world.
That brings him to the only thing on this planet capable to matching up to him intellectually - a supercomputer. Sandow then shows the computer in the ring, which is called Deep Blue. Sandow says hello to it, and it responds to him in a Siri-like voice. Deep Blue is the supercomputer that defeated a chess master. This computer knows no equal. Deep Blue says, "You are too kind, Damien." Sandow screams at it for silence. Sandow is going to challenge and defeat Deep Blue. They may take some time, but since they're intellectually starved, they will sit back in silence and watch and hopefully learn. Sandow says Bobby Fischer was a chess champion at age fifteen, and he was a chess champion at age eight. Sandow makes a move, and the computer says it was a nice move. Sandow screams, "Of course it was!"
Sheamus' music hits, and he says this is the most impressive challenge yet. Sheamus says Sandow is just a couple of moves away from defeating a supercomputer in chess. Sandow says that's a good observation. Sheamus says he's been doing these challenges for weeks, and tonight he's going to bring a challenge to Sandow. Sheamus says he bets he can beat the supercomputer in one move. Sandow reminds him that he's on television and not to embarrass himself. For the last two weeks, he's embarrassed himself. Sheamus says Sandow should be embarrassed. Sheamus says he can do it in one move, and Sandow says it's Sheamus' reputation.
Sheamus stares at the screen, and Sandow says it's like watching an orangutan try to solve a crossword puzzle. Sheamus thinks for a bit. Sandow says Sheamus is the Irish Einstein and to get it rolling. Sheamus thanks him for reminding him how to defeat the computer in one move. Sheamus then gives Deep Blue a Brogue Kick. Sandow sadly stands over the broken supercomputer.
Sheamus challenges him to a fight, and Sandow punches him in the face. Sandow punches away at Sheamus before driving him into the table the computer was set up on. Sandow slams him head first against the table a few times. Sandow kicks him in the face before screaming, "You're welcome!"
Backstage, Randy Orton finds Daniel Bryan in his locker room. Orton asks if Bryan knew Kane had to go to the trainer's room after being put through the table. Bryan says he didn't ask Kane to defend him. Orton asks Bryan for a favor. He tells Bryan to put his personal problems to the side and just beat The Shield. Bryan says he has no problems. Tonight is the night he takes out The Shield. Bryan warns him to stay out of his way. Orton says they need to get something straight. He isn't Kane. They may be partners tonight, but he doesn't like partners, and he doesn't like Bryan.
Another Wyatt Family video airs.
The Miz is on commentary for the next match. Miz says the Wyatt Family isn’t like the friendly Duck Dynasty guys. They're freaks, and he's interested in what they'll do in WWE.
Fandango w/ Summer Rae vs. Zack Ryder
The Miz will compete against Fandango and Wade Barrett for the WWE Intercontinental Championship at WWE Payback next Sunday.
They circle the ring, and Fandango kicks and punches him down. Fandango sends him into the ropes and hits a rolling wheel kick. Fandango knees him in the head a few times before uppercutting him down. Fandango points at The Miz, and he takes exception to that. Fandango sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Ryder takes him down with a face-buster before hitting a missile dropkick. Ryder hits the Broski Boot for a near fall. Fandango gives him a back elbow, but Ryder comes right back with a spinning clothesline. Ryder goes for the Rough Ryder, but Fandango counters into a powerbomb. Fandango looks at Miz before going to the top rope. Fandango dances on the top rope before hitting a diving leg drop for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Fandango Match Rating: 1/2 *
Fandango grabs a microphone, and he teaches the world one more time how to properly pronounce his name. Fandango then dances around with Summer Rae.
We'll take a look at Ryback's rampage, next.
A video highlights all the destruction Ryback has caused. They show Ryback giving Bryan a powerbomb through a table, taking out Kofi Kingston, and putting John Cena through a table and the Extreme Rules set.
Natalya is walking backstage when she bumps into Kaitlyn. Natalya begins to talk, and she cuts her off. Kaitlyn says she's going to meet her secret admirer on RAW. Natalya says that's quite a big step. Kaitlyn doesn't think Natalya is excited for her. Natalya says she is excited, but it's a big step. The guy could be a big creep. Kaitlyn says if the guy was a big creep, he wouldn't be texting her. He'd be texting Natalya.
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns make their way to the ring through the crowd. Dean Ambrose follows them halfway before giving them a pep talk and leaving. Rollins and Reigns will be in action against Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan, next.
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan will start against Seth Rollins. Bryan ducks a clothesline and punches away at him. Bryan applies a side headlock, but Rollins whips him off. Rollins goes for a leapfrog, but Bryan dropkicks him. Bryan kicks away at him before getting in position for a Mexican surfboard stretch. Bryan rips at Rollins' mouth before stomping on his knees. Bryan kicks him in the chest before twisting the arm. Bryan hits an arm breaker before taking him down for a stretch. Bryan bends him in an awkward way for a two count. Bryan applies a hammerlock, but Rollins elbows out. Rollins hits the ropes, and Bryan takes him down with a dropkick for a one count. Rollins drives him into his corner, and Roman Reigns tags in.
Reigns punches away at Bryan before choking him with his boot. Rollins gets a cheap shot in with a kick to the head. Reigns hits a head-butt before tagging Rollins back in. Rollins kicks away at him before tagging Reigns in again. Reigns whips Rollins into Bryan for a corner clothesline. Rollins then whips Bryan into Reigns for a clothesline and a near fall. Reigns applies a side headlock, but Bryan punches him off. Reigns knees him before kicking him down in the corner. Reigns backs up, and he runs into a drop-toe-hold into the turnbuckle.
Randy Orton and Seth Rollins are tagged in. Orton hits a pair of clotheslines before hitting a powerslam. Orton knocks Reigns off the apron before hitting Rollins with a hanging DDT. Orton gets the crowd into it before dropping down for an RKO. Reigns pulls Rollins out of the ring before anything can be done.
We come back from the break to see Rollins and Reigns execute a wishbone split on Orton. Reigns chokes Orton on the ropes and releases before getting disqualified. Reigns dropped Orton with a massive forearm during the break. Rollins got a cheap shot on Orton, and Reigns picked up a near fall. Reigns applies a chin lock, but Orton fights up. Orton executes a big back suplex on Reigns. Rollins is tagged in before Orton can tag Bryan. Rollins punches him before dragging him away from the corner and kicking him a few times. Reigns is tagged in, and he beats on Orton for a few moments before tagging Rollins back in. They send Orton to the corner. Reigns whips Rollins into Orton, but Orton gets the boots up. Orton sends Reigns into the ring post shoulder first, and he takes Rollins down with a clothesline.
Bryan is tagged in, and he hits a double missile dropkick on Reigns and Rollins. Bryan takes turns kicking both of them in the chest. Bryan kicks Reigns in the head before doing it to Rollins for a near fall. Bryan puts Rollins in the corner and kicks him down. Rollins reverses a whip to the corner, but Bryan back flips over him. Bryan hits the ropes, ducks a clothesline, and turns Rollins inside out with a German Suplex! Bryan then takes both Rollins and Reigns out with a suicide dive! Bryan puts Rollins in the ring, and he goes to the top rope. Bryan hits the Flying Goat, but Reigns breaks it up at the last moment. Orton runs in and gives Reigns an RKO! Rollins shoulder Orton in the corner. Bryan charges to help, but Rollins moves, and Bryan connects on Orton with a running dropkick! Bryan counters a Rollins rollup into a No! Lock. All of a sudden, Dean Ambrose runs in through the crowd, beating up Bryan.
Winners by Disqualification: Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan Match Rating: ** 1/4
Ambrose kicks away at Bryan before standing him up. Rollins runs into Bryan's boot, and Bryan elbows Ambrose out of the ring. Bryan then catches Rollins with a huge back body drop over the top rope! Bryan begins to celebrate, but Orton turns him around and gives him an RKO! Randy Orton stands over Daniel Bryan as the Long Island crowd isn't sure how to react.
Quick Match Results
Curtis Axel def. Chris Jericho Kane def. Ryback via DQ Fandango def. Zack Ryder Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan def. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns via DQ (non-title)
Chris Sabin Interview: Talks Return To TNA, Injuries And More
TNA wrestler Chris Sabin was recently interviewed by Ryan Rider of CJAD.com. Below is a quick recap
On his return to TNA following his injuries:
"I’m just happy to be back. It was really intriguing to sit at home injured and see Austin Aries make that rule that you can trade in the X Division Title for a world title shot. That gave me a lot of motivation."
Fears of getting injured again:
"There’s always that voice in the back of your mind. I wasn’t expecting to get injured the first time or the second time. I’m going to try to ignore that voice in my head that says ‘what if?’. You just kind of have to do whatever you can and bury that voice in your head. I gotta watch out for my health. I’ll always try to do the best I can to put on the most entertaining match for the fans but first and foremost, I gotta protect myself."
Being in TNA since March 2003:
"Literally, I spent a third of my life in TNA. When I first started for the company it was so small, we were just doing Nashville and weekly PPVs. The company has grown and grown and grown. I like to reflect that, and hopefully I’ve grown as a person and as a wrestler. I plan on continuing to become a better wrestler."
World Title aspirations:
"When your dream is to become a wrestler and it’s taken away for two years with two knee surgeries, you sit at home and reflect. You think about things, think about your life. I didn’t do this to go half way; I did this to go all the way. I did this to become the best. And that will always remain my goal."
TNA Impact Wrestling Duluth, Georgia (Gewitt Center) June 6, 2013 Commentators: Mike Tenay, Taz Report by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Fresh off the heels of this past Sunday’s “Slammiversary” tonight’s Impact opens up with highlights from the PPV. At ringside Tenay hypes up the signing of Rampage Jackson and then Aces & Eights’ music hits. The World Champion Bully Ray makes his way down to the ring fresh off his successful title defense against Sting. Bully stops in the aisle way and looks down at what I thought was a small child until I realized this person has a full on beard, what the hell? Bully heckles Tenay as he comes to the ring.
Bully says that it’s obvious everyone is happy to see him and then he introduces himself as the guy that defeated Sting at Slammiversary. Bully says Slammiversary hasn’t been kind to Sting and reminds us that last year’s Slammiversary was the first time Sting got jumped by Aces & Eights. Bully says he “singlehandedly” beat Sting and now the rumor is that Sting might retire. Bully says TNA has no more heroes because he’s destroyed them all. Bully says nobody can do a damn thing about it so there is only one thing left to do, put Bully in the Hall of Fame. Bully says Dixie Carter needs to “get out of the mirror for 5 minutes” and come down to the ring, but before he can say anything else Hogan’s music interrupts him.
Hogan is wearing a glove over his burned hand. He says it sounds like they’re in Hulkamania country but he does have to give the devil his due. He says Bully was on the top of his game Sunday night but says it was really ALL the members of Aces & Eights that beat Sting. Hogan then asks Ray if he really just heard him say there is no more competition left and Ray says he knows damn well he heard it. Hogan says he begs to differ with Bully because all Summer long the competition is going to be hot because the BFG Series will be going down. He says next week the list of wrestlers for the BFG Series will be announced on the “Official Selection Show” (think the official Selection Show NCAA does for the NCAA Tournament or the BCS does for the BCS Bowl Games). Hogan says that’s not all because tonight it will be Bully Ray vs. Jeff Hardy!
Hardy comes out onto the stage and looks down at Bully as Bully freaks out. Hardy climbs into the ring and Bully retreats and says Hogan can’t just do that. A MASSIVE “Hardy” chant erupts and Hogan says as the GM he can do whatever the hell he wants and since this is Jeff’s first match back on Impact he wants to make Hardy feel real at home. Hogan says that Ray doesn’t have to worry because the title won’t be on the line but to make Hardy feel at home there WILL be a monster ladder in the ring! Hogan says just like last time they fought in a Ladder Match there will be something hanging on the line. Hogan says that something will be the thing that Ray used to screw both Hardy & Sting over…a hammer! Hardy raises the hammer and Hogan says whoever retrieves the hammer can use it in the match (he actually said “as a ladder hangs from the ceiling” but yeah you get the point).
A video package hyping up the BFG Series is shown.
In the back Chavo & Hernandez talk about their title loss at Slammiversary. Chavo says that he and Hernandez have both been added to the BFG Series and says this is what it’s all about, a shot at the World Title. Hernandez thanks Chavo for teaching him the “Guerrero Way” but Chavo says he hasn’t taught him everything and then walks away without shaking Hernandez’s outstretched hand.
BFG Series Qualifying Match “Mexican Warrior” Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. “Super Mex” Hernandez
The former Tag Team Champions face off here with a spot in the BFG Series on the line. The Spanish Announce Team are shown as Chavo makes his way to the ring. They give each other a fist bump and then lockup and Chavo quickly gets Hernandez in a waistlock. Chavo goes for a Snapmare Takeover but Hernandez shoves him into the ropes and takes him down with a shoulder block. Hernandez gets Chavo in a wristlock but Chavo rolls through and into a reversal followed by a nice armdrag. They lockup again and Hernandez forces Chavo into the corner but as Hernandez releases clean Chavo nails him with a series of European Uppercuts. Hernandez shoves Chavo away and then charges at him but Chavo sidesteps him and then goes for a Monkey Flip. Hernandez blocks it but then walks into a dropkick from Chavo. Chavo gets a nearfall and then puts Hernandez in an armlock. Hernandez powers out with a slam and then goes for a Splash, but Chavo moves out of the way and hits a Somersault Senton for another nearfall. Chavo puts Hernandez in an armlock and also a bodyscissors at the same time. Hernandez rolls over and then deadlifts Chavo up into the arm and puts him on the top rope. Chavo kicks Hernandez away and then dives off the top but Mex catches him in midair and tosses him to the side. Hernandez hits a clothesline and then a double sledge. Hernandez follows up with a Corner Splash and then an Over the shoulder Backbreaker! 1…2…NO Chavo gets his feet on the ropes. Hernandez whips Chavo into the corner and then goes for another Splash, but Chavo backdrops him over the top. Hernandez lands on the apron and then nails Chavo with a shoulder block through the ropes followed by a Slingshot Shoulder Block attempt over the top, but Chavo ducks out of the way. Chavo then goes for the Three Amigos but Hernandez blocks it. Hernandez attempts to whip Chavo into the corner but Chavo reverses it and hits a Rolling Liger Kick! Chavo climbs up top and dives off with the Frog Splash, but Hernandez gets his knees up! Hernandez goes for the Border Toss but Chavo counters into a rollup! Hernandez reverses it and stacks Chavo up! 1…2…3!
Winner: Hernandez via pinfall (rollup)
Hernandez offers a handshake after the match and this time Chavo accepts it.
Rampage Jackson is shown arriving at the arena. Rampage shakes hands with James Storm & Gunner as he arrives.
Devon comes down to the ring and says all the jackasses in Georgia better know that when he gets in the ring they need to sit down and shut up. Devon says Abyss has something that he stole from Devon at Slammiversary (TV Title) and that it wasn’t a sanctioned match so he is going to give Abyss once chance to come down to the ring and give him what belongs to him. Instead Joseph Park comes down and says that he doesn’t know if Devon is hard of hearing or not but everyone in Georgia would be so happy if Devon just shut up.
Park says what Devon and Aces & Eights did to him Sunday was “first degree robbery” robbing him of his shot at gold. He says that he is done being bullied and he is going to do what his brother Abyss did at Slammiversary and whoop Devon’s… and then Park takes Devon down! Park punches Devon repeatedly and then hits a clothesline! Park shoves Devon down again and then goes for another clothesline but eats a clothesline from Devon! Devon hits Park with the microphone and then puts the boots to him. Devon hits Park with right hand after right hand knocking him out of the ring. Devon slams Park into the ring post and then grabs a chair from ringside. Devon goes to hit Park with the chair but Abyss’ music hits and Devon slides back in the ring. Devon dares Abyss to come down but he doesn’t. Devon says that if Abyss doesn’t want to come out to the ring then “I’ll find yo ass bitch.” Park is shown bleeding at ringside from the mouth. Park sees the blood and then starts to lose his damn mind.
Backstage Knux & Devon are searching for Abyss.
Robbie E comes down to the ring and says that it’s no secret in the 2012 BFG Series he was the MVP. Robbie reminds us that he beat Jeff Hardy (by countout) and that he got 5 points. He says that tonight after he wins his Qualifying Match for the 2013 BFG Series then sky is the limit for him. He says he might even get 10 or 20 points this time. Robbie says whoever his opponent is… “oooooh! You’re going down, bro.” Samoa Joe’s music hits and then Robbie’s Death Warrant is signed.
BFG Series Qualifying Match Robbie E vs. “Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe
As Joe gets in the ring I think maybe Robbie was a little too fired up as he charged right at Joe and got kicked right in the face. Joe destroys Robbie in the corner with a series of jabs followed by stomps. Joe lights Robbie up with a chop and then whips him into the opposite corner. Joe comes flying in with a Back Elbow and then a Leaping Enziguri! Joe lifts Robbie up to the top rope and attempts the Muscle Buster but Robbie rakes his eyes and then feverishly punches Joe. Robbie then flies off the top but Joe just nonchalantly moves out of the way as Robbie eats the mat. Joe then hits a Flying Knee followed by a snapmare and then a slap to the back and a round kick to the chest. Joe then hits a Knee Drop and lifts Robbie up to the top and drops him with the Muscle Buster! Joe locks Robbie in the Coquina Clutch and he immediately taps!
Winner: Joe via submission (Coquina Clutch)
Clips of what went down last week with the Knockouts is shown focusing on Mickie’s lack of help for Velvet as Gail jumped her. Mickie approaches Velvet backstage and mockingly shows the TNA Lottery Ticket with Velvet on it and reminds her that Gail is on there too. Mickie half heartedly apologizes for not helping Velvet last week and says that before she could do anything Taryn ran out and stole her “day saving” moment. Velvet says that it is what it is and it looks like Mickie is ready to go tonight then they should have their rematch tonight. Mickie says “about that” she already talked to Brooke tonight and she is going to have a match with someone that Velvet “overlooked” as champion but when Velvet is healthy THEN they can do the rematch. Velvet says she’s healthy now but Mickie cuts her off and leaves. Velvet knocks stuff off a table as Mickie leaves the room smiling.
Tenay & Taz hype up the replays of Slammiversary all month and then the video package highlighting Kurt Angle’s induction into the Hall of Fame shown at Slammiversary is shown again.
JB is in the ring and hypes up the signing up Rampage. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson makes his way down to the ring but he comes out (to my disappointment) to some generic music (with a wolf howl) instead of the Al Kapone song “You Ain’t Stoppin Me” that he came out to in UFC. JB welcomes Rampage to Impact and he says that a lot of people don’t realize how much of a wrestling fan he was growing up. He says that’s why he started out doing all the big slams in his fights until he got “addicted to knocking people out.” Rampage says he wants to be the best in TNA but to be the best he knows that he has to beat the best. Kurt Angle’s music interrupts him and the Hall of Famer makes his way down to the ring. Rampage mean mugs him the whole way.
Kurt and Rampage stare each other down and then Kurt gets in his face and says if Rampage wants to beat the best then he doesn’t have to look any further because he’s looking right at him. Kurt says Rampage may be the best in the cage but this is Kurt’s ring and his world. Kurt says that someday when Rampage THINKS he’s ready he will have to go through him and “that is REAL…DAMN REAL!” Rampage and Kurt stare each other down but then Kurt offers his hand. Rampage accepts it but then pulls Kurt close to him and gets in his face and talks trash to Kurt as Kurt doesn’t back down.
As Kurt & Rampage leave (separately) the announcers hype up the Ladder Match later.
In the back Jeff Hardy says he’s back and on his first night back on Impact it’s time for revenge.
3 of the new champions crowned at Slammiversary (Gunner, James Storm, & Chris Sabin) are shown walking backstage.
Backstage Bully & Mr. Anderson talk. Bully asks Anderson if he’s seen D-Lo Brown and Anderson says he hasn’t and he thinks he has a headache which causes Bully to laugh. Bully says the best thing to happen to the club is them getting rid of him. Anderson reminds Bully that the VP slot is open now and Bully asks him if he has any suggestions. Bully then bitches about having to face Hardy in a Ladder Match again. Bully says he’s already climbed a ladder and bashed Hardy in the head with a hammer so why is Hogan risking taking the most beloved guy in TNA and putting him in a Ladder Match to possibly get taken out. Bully asks why Aces & Eights doesn’t have anyone in the BFG Series and he’s going to take care of that right now. Anderson asks Ray if he thinks he’ll need any assistance tonight and Ray says that a good VP would be able to make that call.
6-Man Tag Team Match The Dirty Heels & Kenny King vs. “Cowboy” James Storm, Gunner, & Chris Sabin
Tenay mentions that this is a match pitting 3 men that lost title matches (Aries, Roode, & King) against 3 men that WON title matches (Sabin, Gunner, & Storm) at Slammiversary. Some shots of the Ultimate X Match are shown as the champs team come down to the ring. King and Sabin will start this one off. King kicks Sabin and then puts him in a wristlock, but Sabin counters into an armdrag and then hits a second armdrag followed by a third. Sabin locks King in an armbar but King shoves Sabin into the ropes. Sabin catches King with a Spinning Headscissors that sends King into the babyface corner where Storm & Gunner take turns punching him. Sabin chops King and then King bails out of the ring as Roode & Aries attack Sabin from behind. Gunner & Storm come in and catch Aries & Roode with Double Back Elbows. Aries & Roode retreat to the floor with King but Sabin dives over the top with a Slingshot Plancha onto the heels! Sabin tosses King back in the ring and then he lifts King up on his shoulders for the Cradle Shock, but King blocks it and then shoves him into the ropes where Aries trips him. King charges at him but Sabin kicks him only to get hit from behind by Aries again. King chokes Aries and then tags Roode into the match. Roode slams Sabin into the turnbuckles and then chops him. Roode hits a Vertical Suplex and then a Knee Drop for a nearfall. Roode attempts to whip Sabin into the ropes but Sabin reverses it and goes for a backdrop. Roode counters with a Sunset Flip but Sabin rolls through and tags Storm in! Storm ducks a clothesline from Roode and then knocks Aries & King off the apron before decking Roode with a series of rights. Storm whips Roode into the ropes and tosses him with a Hip Toss followed by an Atomic Drop and then an uppercut! Storm charges Roode in the corner but he backdrops Storm over the top. Storm lands on the apron and nails Roode in the back with a Leaping Enziguri! Storm ducks a clothesline from King and then decks him but Aries pokes him in the eyes and nails him with a jawbreaker. Roode hits a dropkick and then tags Aries into the match. Roode catapults Storm into a Forearm Smash from Aries and then holds Storm over his knees as Aries flies over the top with a Slingshot Corkscrew Elbow! 1…2…NO Storm kicks out! Aries rakes Storm’s eyes as a big “Austin Aries’ chant starts. Aries chops away at Storm and then he rakes Storm’s eyes on the top rope. Roode tags back in and then he decks Storm before tagging King. King hit’s a Scoop Slam followed by a Springboard Guillotine Leg Drop for a nearfall. Aries tags back in and kicks Storm before slamming him into the outstretched boot of Roode. Roode tags in and then Dirty Heels whip Storm into the ropes and attempt a Double Backdrop, but Storm stops and kicks Roode. Storm then tosses Aries right into Roode’s nuts! Storm gets back to his feet and makes the hot tag to Gunner as a “we want Gunner” chant starts. King tags in as well but eats a Back Elbow from Gunner followed by a clothesline. Gunner headbutts Aries and then tosses King into him and hits a Running Knee to them followed by a Slingshot Suplex off the ropes to King! 1…2…NO Dirty Heels break it up! They toss Gunner into the corner and then Roode whips Aries into an attempt at the IED but Gunner shrugs Aries off sending him flying over the top rope to the floor! Roode then charges at Gunner but eats a boot. Gunner charges at him but Roode catches him with the Double-R Spinebuster! Storm flies in with a Neckbreaker on Roode but Aries comes flying out of nowhere with a Missile Dropkick off the top to Storm! Aries sets up for the Heat Seeking Missile as Storm falls to the outside but eats an Enziguri from Sabin! King goes for a Spinning Heel Kick but Sabin ducks and then hits a Springboard Flying Tornado DDT! Sabin then drops King with the All Hail Sabin (Cradle Michinoku Driver)! 1…2…3!
Winners: Storm, Gunner, & Sabin via pinfall (All Hail Sabin)
Backstage Devon & Knux continue to hunt for Abyss.
Clips of the insane Last Knockout Standing Match at Slammiversary are shown. Both girls took some sick bumps in that match. I said it Sunday night (on Twitter) and I still feel this way, that was the most brutal Knockouts match I’ve seen since Gail & Awesome Kong had the Street Fight years ago. Backstage Brooke talks to Taryn and says that people are still talking about her match with Gail. She says she had no idea that “sweet little ref” she hired was going to be running with one of the best wrestlers in the world. She calls Gail a badass but Taryn says she had everything coming to her. Taryn asks Brooke if she is still in love with Bully but Brooke says they need to keep this discussion about wrestling.
Non-Title Match “Hardcore Country” Mickie James vs. Taeler Hendrix
This is the first time we’ve seen Taeler in a while and yes she is still as hot as ever. Something about that broad, good lord. Mickie mockingly claps as Taeler comes to the ring. They lockup and Mickie forces Taeler into the corner but releases clean and gives her a thumbs up and claps for her. The sarcasm is just oozing out of Mickie right now. They lockup and this time Taeler controls Mickie with a wristlock but Mickie cartwheels into a reversal. Taeler counters into a Fireman’s Cary Takeover. Mickie gets a little irritated at that but gives her a thumbs up again and claps for her. Mickie gets Taeler in a side headlock this time and as Taeler tries to shove her into the ropes Mickie holds onto it as she drops to her knee. Finally Taeler shoves Mickie into the ropes only to eat a shoulder block from Mickie. The fans then erupt into a hilarious “Cena sucks” chant. Mickie hits the ropes and cartwheels over Taeler as she drops down and then attempts a clothesline but Taeler avoids it by kind of matrixing backwards. Taeler then hits a dropkick for a nearfall. Now a big “YES” chant starts up. Mickie offers Taeler a handshake and then puts her in a waistlock. Taeler reverses it but Mickie tosses her into the ropes and then Mickie charges at her, but Taeler swings her leg through the ropes and around into a kick to the gut. Taeler climbs up top but Mickie sells a knee injury and grabs ODB as she complains about it. Taeler gets pissed and drops down but as she goes to see what’s up Mickie decks her. Mickie then hits the Mick Kick as the fans chant “you got bitch slapped.” 1…2…3.
Winner: Mickie via pinfall (Mick Kick)
Devon and Knux think they’ve found Abyss and Devon is going to sneak up on him as he tells Knux to wait as he checks to see if it’s him. Someone then sneaks up behind Knux and drags him away! Devon comes back and suddenly the TV Title is slid in front of him from the shadows. Knux then goes flying into a wall and Abyss walks up behind Devon! Abyss decks Devon and then slams him into the wall! Abyss picks up the TV Title and says he’s “taking this belt…INTO THE ABYSS!”
Clips of the TNA Title Match between Bully & Sting are shown. Sting’s tweet from earlier today is shown where he said “Sunday I was left to fight alone…message received.” Tenay says that Sting will be here next week to address his future. Also, next week AJ Styles vs. Kurt Angle in a BFG Series Qualifier! Bad Influence vs. Storm & Gunner in a BFG Qualifier as well.
Footage of what happened earlier between Rampage & Kurt is shown.
Main Event Non-Title Ladder Match “Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy vs. Bully Ray
These two faced off earlier this year in a Full Metal Mayhem Match with Bully winning via hitting Jeff with a hammer knocking him off the ladder through a table. Tonight a hammer will be hanging from the ceiling and the person that pulls it down will be able to use it. Hardy dives over the top with a Plancha onto Ray before he can even get in the ring! Hardy then slams him into the ring steps and tosses him into the ring. Hardy shoves Ray into the corner and then hits a series of shoulder blocks and punches. Hardy then hits a Splash and attempts to whip Ray into the opposite corner, but Bully reverses it only for Hardy to float up into a Spinning Headscissors! Ray rolls out of the ring but Hardy nails him with a Dropkick through the ropes followed by a Diving Clothesline off the apron! Hardy slams Bully into the ring steps repeatedly and then Hardy pulls a ladder out and brings it into the ring. Ray trips him and pulls him out to the apron and slams his knee into it.
Back from the break Bully headbutts Hardy in the chest repeatedly before chopping him. Bully then hits a Splash in the corner and taunts the pro Hardy crowd. Bully grabs Hardy’s leg and rolls forward snapping Hardy’s leg into the mat. Ray picks Hardy up and Hardy tries to fight back but gets backdropped way up in the lights! Ray looks like he has a small cut on his forehead. Bully picks up the ladder and slams it on top of Hardy. Ray hits an Elbow Drop and then slams Hardy’s knee into the mat. Ray screams at Hardy that he doesn’t even need a hammer to beat Hardy. Hardy fights back and then bounces off the ropes but runs right into a Big Boot from Bully. Bully does the Hogan taunt and mockingly says “hi dad!” Ray goes for the Bully Bomb but Hardy blocks it and counters into a DDT! Both men are down now. They get back up and exchange punches until Hardy gets the better of Ray! Hardy attempts to whip Ray into the ropes but he reverses it only for Hardy to explode off the ropes with a Flying Forearm! Hardy then hits an Atomic Drop followed by a Leg Drop to the nuts and a Basement Dropkick! Bully retreats to the corner and then Hardy picks up the ladder and sets it up in the center of the ring. Hardy climbs up the ladder but Bully gets up and shoves it. Hardy leaps off the ladder and then hits a Leaping Mule Kick that sends Ray into the corner. Hardy then dropkicks the ladder into Ray’s nuts! A “no more babies” chant starts now. Hardy sets the ladder back up and starts climbing but Bully shoves it over and Hardy lands on the top rope hard! Ray looks over at Taz and screams “TAZ! MY BALLS!” in a funny spot. Ray grabs Hardy but eats a Jawbreaker followed by a clothesline! Hardy climbs back up the ladder but Bully shoves him off again and this time he falls into the turnbuckles. Ray runs at Hardy but eats a back elbow and then Hardy leaps to the top and dives off with the Whisper In The Wind! Hardy climbs up the ladder and grabs the hammer but Ray pulls the ladder out from under him and Hardy takes a WICKED bump as he hits the mat. Ray sets the ladder up again and then drags Hardy away before starting to climb back up the ladder. Ray grabs the hammer and pulls it down as he then he slowly climbs down the ladder. Ray goes to hit Hardy with the hammer but Hardy catches him with the Twist of Fate out of nowhere! Hardy grabs the hammer and Bully begs Hardy not to use it. Hardy swings but Ray avoids him and then takes off up the ramp. Hardy sells his knee as he tries to chase Ray and falls down and actually grabs his hip too. In the back Ray continues to run away but Hulk Hogan sneaks up behind him with a hammer and goes to hit Bully with it! Brooke then runs up and screams at him not to do it. Bully sees it and runs away as Hogan looks like he wants to hit Brooke with it now.
Winner: NO CONTEST
“Final Impact” thoughts on tonight’s show will be up tomorrow.
QUICK RESULTS 1) BFG Series Qualifying Match: Hernandez def. Chavo Guerrero Jr. 2) BFG Series Qualifying Match: Samoa Joe def. Robbie E 3) Chris Sabin, James Storm, & Gunner def. Dirty Heels & Kenny King 4) Mickie James def. Taeler Hendrix 5) Ladder Match: Jeff Hardy fought Bully Ray to a NO CONTEST
BFG Series Standings - Jay Bradley - Hernandez - Samoa Joe - TBA
Scheduled for Next Week: -BFG Qualifying Match: Bad Influence vs. James Storm & Gunner -BFG Qualifying Match: AJ Styles vs. Kurt Angle
- Zeb Colter noted on Twitter that he and Jack Swagger will be "altering" their
strategy on Monday's episode of Raw. Zeb wrote the following:
RECENT CONVERSATIONS WITH #WWE OFFICIALS, #wethepeople WILL BE FORCED TO ALTER
OUR STRATEGY. EXPECT IT ON RAW... WE VOW THAT OUR MESSAGE HAS NOT CHANGED. IN
FACT, OUR MESSAGE WILL GET STRONGER. #wethepeople WILL NOT BE SILENCED."
- We've noted how Jack Swagger has missed a string of recent WWE
live events and TV tapings, including this week's RAW and SmackDown.
has removed Swagger from all events until the June 29th live event in Cedar
Rapids, Iowa. It's worth noting that Swagger's next court date for his DUI is on
June 25th, just a few days before he's scheduled to return.
Swagger posted a photo of his hand with stitches:
"This what happens
when you say what THEY don't want you 2say...#conspiracy"
As noted earlier, the profile of Douglas Williams had been removed
from the roster page of the official TNA website. On Twitter, Williams
acknowledged his departure from the organization.
"Thank you to all the
great fans support during the past four years. Time for bigger and better
things," Williams wrote. "A huge shame I won't get the chance to train with
Rampage Jackson. What an honour that could have been."
shifted to a trainer position in developmental promotion Ohio Valley Wrestling
last year after being phased out as an in-ring competitor.
Douglas Williams has been released from
TNA. This comes shortly after his profile page was removed from the Impact
Wrestling website along with Alex Silva, Todd Keneley, and Jesse
Williams follows Todd Keneley in being dropped by the
promotion. The talk over the last few days was that some names may be dropped in
a cost-cutting measure, so there may be additional releasing
TMZ.com covered the TNA Knockouts Last Woman
Standing match from this past Sunday's Slammiversary pay per view event. The
tabloid published exclusive photos of Taryn Tarrell's bruises. Taryn released a
statement about the match to TMZ. She said:
"People underestimate me for
being blonde and bubbly, but I'm an athlete, and I have a passion for wrestling
... I'll do whatever it takes to prove people wrong."
Douglas Williams, Alex Silva, Jesse
Sorensen, and Todd Keneley have all been removed from the TNA roster
Douglas Williams remains a trainer for OVW, TNA's developmental
territory. Jesse Sorensen has taken a backstage role within the company, and it
is unknown what Alex Silva's current situation is, as he has been absent from
OVW for awhile.
TNA Announcer Todd Keneley has been
dropped from the promotion's announce team. TNA sources indicate Keneley was
informed by the promotion at the Slammiversary PPV, which as of now, was his
Keneley was brought into the promotion by Executive
Producer Eric Bischoff, who had used him on several previous projects. He
debuted for the company in October 2012.
The plan going forward is to
revert back to the old Impact Wrestling two man announcing team of Mike Tenay
TNA sources indicated the door was left open for Keneley to be
used down the line if a role was found for him. He was not dropped because of
unhappiness with his work, but rather a decision to streamline the announcing
team and he was not under contract and had the least seniority.
'Rampage' Jackson Signs With TNA Wrestling
MMAJunkie.com has confirmed that former UFC
Light-Heavyweight Champion Quinton Rampage Jackson has signed a multi year
partnership with SpikeTV. The Cumulative deal includes a Reality Show, MMA
Contract with Bellator MMA and appearances on TNA Impact Wrestling.
is quite likely the 'Big' Signing TNA President Dixie Carter was teasing fans
with just a few days earlier.
update: Dixie Carter has confirmed the news on Her
Official Twitter Account:
- Tonight's WWE RAW opens up with a video looking at John Cena's
Three Stages of Hell announcement from last week. The video shifts focus to
Triple H being out of action after the matches against Brock Lesnar and Curtis
- Michael Cole welcomes us to RAW and hypes Triple H's return
tonight. He will face Curtis Axel.
- We go to the ring and out first
comes Stephanie McMahon to the ring. Stephanie says it feels great to be back on
RAW. Unfortunately, she wishes it were under better circumstances. She talks
about Triple H's match with Brock Lesnar at Extreme Rules and then the RAW match
against Curtis Axel. She says Triple H has been cleared to wrestle tonight but
she's made an executive decision and won't be allowing him to compete. She says
she made this decision as an executive, a wife and a mother. Stephanie says
Triple H has given his life and body up for the fans and this decision is not
about them. She asks the fans to try and not be so selfish. The music hits and
out comes Vince McMahon to a huge pop.
Vince says he's happy to see the
fans tonight. He asks that the fans don't boo Stephanie and they do anyway.
Vince goes on and the fans chant for Triple H. Vince says he and Stephanie care
more about Triple H than the fans do. Vince says Triple H will not compete
tonight. Vince asks the fans what they want and the fans chant Triple H. Vince
says WWE is family entertainment, not a blood sport. More boos. Vince brings up
the fans wanting more carnage and gets them to chant "one more time." Vince says
there won't be one more time for Triple H, not tonight, not any night. Vince
says Curtis Axel is beneath Triple H. Vince continues a slight heel turn and
says the fans tonight are beneath Triple H too. The Shield's music hits and out
The Shield vs. Randy Orton, Kane and Daniel
We come back from a commercial break at 8:10 and WWE Tag
Team Champions Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns are in the ring with United States
Champion Dean Ambrose. Out first for the other team comes Randy Orton. Kane and
Daniel Bryan are out next.
Bryan and Ambrose start the match off. Bryan
takes control and hits a big knee to the gut followed by kicks. Bryan with more
offense and a tag to Kane. Kane with a dropkick to the face and a 2 count. Kane
slams Ambrose for another pin attempt. Rollins comes in but Kane keeps control.
Bryan tags in and they double team Rollins for a 2 count. Kane comes back in and
works over Rollins. Kane with a big sidewalk slam for a 2 count. Kane goes to
the top rope but Reigns distracts him. Rollins kicks Kane off the top and to the
mat. We go back to commercial.
Back from the break and The Shield is in
control of Kane. He goes at it with Ambrose and fights him off with kicks.
Ambrose with kicks and a bunch of headbutts. Rollins comes back in and they
double team Kane but he counters and double suplexes them. Orton finally gets
the tag and takes out The Shield. Orton with a powerslam on Rollins and Ambrose.
Orton goes for the draping DDT on Rollins but Ambrose comes in. Orton grabs them
both and nails a double draping DDT. Reigns comes in and Orton goes for him.
Rollins makes the save from behind and Orton goes down. Rollins with a 2 count
Ambrose works over Orton now. Orton tries to fight them off
but The Shield keeps control. Rollins comes back in for more offense on Orton.
Orton finally fights Reigns off but gets dropped with a big right hand to the
chest. Ambrose comes back in for double teaming. Bryan finally gets a tag and
unloads on everyone. Bryan with big offense on The Shield. 2 count on Ambrose.
He applies the No Lock but Rollins and Ambrose make the save. Kane comes in but
catches a big kick and a spear from Reigns. Orton with a RKO on Rollins. Reigns
blocks a RKO and shoves Orton into Bryan. Ambrose lays Bryan out for the win.
Winners: The Shield
- Still to come, another
Big E Langston vs. Alberto Del Rio match and a CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho
contract signing. Back to commercial.
- Orton is backstage arguing with
Bryan. Bryan starts arguing with Kane about everyone thinking he's the weak
link. Bryan says Orton must think the same thing now. Bryan says they don't
respect him. Kane says Bryan has lost touch with reality. Bryan says the reality
is, he's the weak link. Bryan goes off about respect and being the weak link.
Bryan says he's going to have another match and beat the respect out of someone.
Maybe then Orton and Kane will respect him.
- We see Triple H arriving
backstage. He doesn't look happy and heads for the McMahon office. Stephanie
hugs him and kisses him. He asks what's going on. Triple H says he's wrestling
Axel tonight and Stephanie says no, he isn't. They argue about it. Stephanie
says Axel isn't worth it. Triple H says he's cleared to wrestle and will, that's
the bottom line. Vince says the Cerebral Assassin isn't too cerebral right now.
Vince says Axel is good, nobody wants to see Triple H laid out unconscious
again. Triple H says he will wrestle Axel tonight. Vince says no. Triple H asks
who's going to stop him. Stephanie gets in between them both and faces Vince.
Vince hands Triple H what looks like a contract and tells him don't do something
he will regret. Vince leaves.
The Usos vs.
go to the ring and out come The Usos before going to commercial.
from the break and the match is in progress. The Usos tag in and double team
Young for a 2 count. Titus comes in but Uso fights them both off. Titus levels
Uso with a big right hand. Titus hits a backbreaker and tosses Uso away. Young
comes back in and takes control. Titus and Young keep control until one of the
Usos fights back with a kick. Titus puts him back down for a 2 count. Titus
charges in the corner but misses. Young and the other Uso tag in and go at it.
Uso takes control and hits a big Samoan Drop. He charges and hits the big rear
splash in the corner for a 2 count as Titus breaks the pin. Everyone is involved
now. Young runs into a big kick and goes down. Uso nails a big splash from the
top for the win.
Winners: The Usos
- Back from
the break and they talk about being a partner in the Special Olympics. Some fans
from the games are sitting at ringside.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Big
We go to the ring and out comes Ricardo Rodriguez
and Alberto Del Rio for his 5th match with Big E Langston. Out next comes Big E
and AJ Lee. Big E and Del Rio are tied at 2-2.
Big E strikes first and
beats Del Rio into the corner. He comes out fighting and clotheslines Big E to
the floor. Del Rio misses a dropkick through the ropes and Big E runs over him
on the floor. Langston tosses Del Rio into the barrier as AJ looks on smiling.
Big E comes back in with a huge clothesline for 2. Del Rio makes a comeback but
Big E catches him in mid-air with a bunch of backbreakers. Big E with a 2 count.
More back and forth. Del Rio goes for the cross armbreaker. Big E rolls through
and breaks the hold. Del Rio with a German suplex. Del Rio goes for the
armbreaker again. Langston won't tap but Del Rio turns the hold into a pin for
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
- Sheamus is
shown walking backstage as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Sheamus. Cody
Rhodes is out next and he has Damien Sandow with him. Sandow joins commentary as
Sheamus and Rhodes lock up. Back and forth to start. Sheamus goes for the
forearms on the apron but Cody avoids it. Cody fights back and slams Sheamus'
leg into the corner. Rhodes takes control now and kicks Sheamus out of the ring.
Sheamus comes back with shoulder thrusts and a high knee. Sheamus with the
senton. Sheamus goes up top for a battering ram and nails it. Sheamus goes for
White Noise but Cody rolls him up for 2. Sheamus misses a Brogue Kick and Cody
nails a neckbreaker for 2. Sheamus blocks Cross Rhodes but misses a clothesline
in the corner. Cody misses a moonsault. Sheamus hits White Noise and a Brogue
Kick for the win.
- After the
match, Sheamus goes out to where Sandow is. They have words. Sheamus wants a
handshake but Sandow slaps his hand away. Sheamus decks Sandow with a right hand
and he goes down.
- Still to come, the Punk-Jericho contract signing.
Back to commercial.
Marc Middleton (9:31:31 PM): - Triple H is
leaving the arena and talking to Stephanie about Vince getting in his face.
Triple H says he's leaving so he doesn't have to whip their kids grandfather on
TV. He tells her to go inform Vince that next week on RAW, he will be facing
- We see what Ryback did to Kofi Kingston on SmackDown, putting
him through the tables. Cole says Kofi will be out of action for a few months
after having surgery.
- Bryan is walking around upset backstage. He
kicks over some stuff and Ryback appears. Ryback tells him to watch what he's
doing. Ryback says his throw up is bigger than Bryan. Bryan says he's not afraid
of Ryback. Ryback tells him to prove it and challenges him to a match tonight.
Bryan tells Ryback to underestimate him and see what happens. Ryback calls him
the weakest link and says after their match, he will be the missing link.
- Vince McMahon walks into where Paul Heyman and Curtis Axel are. Vince
says Curtis has a big future ahead of him. Vince says we won't be seeing the
Triple H match tonight or next week. Vince says Curtis will be in action
tonight, against John Cena in a No DQ match. Vince wishes Axel good luck and
they walk off.
- Fandango and Summer Rae are walking backstage as we go
back to commercial.
Fandango vs. The Great Khali
Back from the break and out comes Fandango and Summer Rae dancing. Out
next comes The Great Khali with Natalya and Hornswoggle. Khali strikes first and
takes Fandango down. Khali mocks Fandango's dancing. Khali takes him to the
corner and nails a big chop to the chest. Khali with another big chop to the
chest. Fandango keeps coming back but Khali drops him everytime with a boot,
right hand or big clothesline. Fandango escapes the ring and leaves with Summer
up the ramp. The Miz appears from behind and stops Fandango from leaving. Miz
turns around to a Bullhammer Elbow from Barrett. Barrett holds up his title as
we go to commercial.
The Miz vs. Wade Barrett
Back from the break and the match is underway. Miz unloads but Barrett
runs over him with a big boot. Barrett keeps control and chokes Miz with the
ropes. Miz dumps Barrett to the floor and regroups. Miz kicks Barrett back into
the barrier. Miz brings it back in the ring but Barrett stops him. Barrett
misses a big knee in the corner. Miz starts working on the knee and goes for a
Figure Four but can't get it. Barrett hits Winds of Change for a 2 count.
Fandango's music plays and out he comes on the stage with Summer Rae to dance.
Barrett turns around and Miz takes him down for the Figure Four and the win.
Winner: The Miz
- Still to come, the
Punk-Jericho contract signing. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break
and we get a look at what happened with Triple H, Vince and Stephanie earlier
- We go to the ring and Jerry Lawler is overseeing the contract
signing for Payback. Lawler talks about Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk and brings
Jericho out first. Lawler introduces Paul Heyman next, who is representing Punk.
Heyman says we could have just signed this in the back, in private. Heyman says
when Jericho shows up for Payback to wrestle the best in the world... Jericho
cuts him off and mocks Punk. Jericho doesn't give a damn about any of what Punk
has done. The crowd chants for Jericho. Heyman signs the contract on behalf of
Punk and slides the contract to Jericho. Heyman asks if he's truly prepared to
face the best in the world in Chicago. Heyman talks about how the fans will be
anti-Jericho at Payback. Jericho says maybe they should have the match at
SummerSlam in Los Angeles. Heyman says no. How about Madison Square Garden?
Heyman says no. Jericho proposes they do the match tonight and the crowd pops
big time. Heyman declines. Jericho says Chicago is fine and signs the contract.
Jericho says it doesn't matter where you're from - if you act like a jackass,
you get treated like one. Jericho wonders where they will file the contract at,
which lawyers. Jericho has thought about where the contract should go. He faces
Heyman and tells him to stand up. Jericho tells Heyman to unbutton his jacket.
Jericho rolls the contract up and puts it in Heyman's pants. Jericho says he
will see Heyman in Chicago and walks off.
- Still to come, Ryback vs.
Daniel Bryan and Curtis Axel vs. John Cena. Back to commercial.
The Bella Twins and AJ Lee vs. Kaitlyn, Cameron and
Back from the break and out comes The Bella Twins
followed by AJ Lee. Cameron and Naomi are out next followed by WWE Divas
Champion Kaitlyn. AJ starts the match off with Kaitlyn. AJ gets in a cheap shot
and Kaitlyn grabs her hair. AJ runs right to the corner and tags one of the
Bellas in. Cameron tags in and then Naomi. They double team Bella for a 2 count.
The end comes when AJ drops off the apron and refuses a tag from one of
the Bellas. Bella turns around to a spear from Kaitlyn for the win.
Winners: Kaitlyn, Cameron and Naomi
- Still to
come, Ryback vs. Bryan. Back to commercial.
Ryback vs. Daniel
The match sees Ryback take control and hit a big spear in
the corner for a 2 count. Ryback with knees and more stomps. Ryback talks trash
to Bryan and stomps some more. Ryback drops an elbow and goes back to a
headlock. Bryan makes a strong comeback and nails a big diving headbutt. Bryan
with kicks. Ryback grabs a kick and turns it into a big powerbomb. Bryan turns a
pin attempt into the No Lock. Bryan ends up diving out of the ring onto Ryback
but hits the announce table. Ryback brings him back in the ring but sets up a
table. Ryback powerbombs Bryan through the table and gets disqualified.
Winner by DQ: Daniel Bryan
- After the match,
Ryback goes for another table but out comes John Cena to a big pop. They face
off but the music hits and out comes Curtis Axel with Paul Heyman.
No DQ Match: Curtis Axel vs. John Cena
backs off as Heyman and Axel make their way to the ring. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and here we go. Heyman trips Cena early on and
Curtis sends Cena out to the floor. Axel comes out and works Cena over before
bringing him back in. Axel keeps control of Cena and nails a blockbuster for a 2
count. Axel with more kicks and right hands. Axel with a backbreaker and another
pin attempt. Axel tells Heyman to bring him a steel chair. Cena blocks a chair
shot and hits Axel over the back with it. Cena tosses Axel out of the ring and
follows. Cena throws Axel across the announcers table.
They come back in
and Axel hits Cena in the gut with the chair. Cena ducks a chair shot and Axel
hits the ring post. They come back in the ring and face off. Cena ducks the
chair shot again. He ducks another and dropkicks the chair into Axel's face. 2
count by Cena. Axel turns it back around and keeps control of Cena for a few
minutes. Axel with another pin attempt. Cena with another comeback and his usual
set of moves. Axel moves in the corner and Cena runs into the ring post. Cena
lands out on the floor and barely makes it back in before being counted out.
Axel stomps away as he re-enters. More back and forth. The end comes when Ryback
comes out to put Cena through a table. Cena can't make it back in time.
an article explaining The Big Show's absence from WWE television. Here is an
excerpt from the article.
“I have an ironclad contract!” he screamed
through the phone. “I’ll take time off any time I want to, for as long as I want
to! I don’t care if Booker doesn’t like it. I’m a giant! I don’t do what other
people tell me to do. They do what I tell them to do. ‘Ironclad’ means I answer
to no one. That includes Booker, and anyone else in WWE management.”
Show is actually off the road dealing with a shoulder injury.
TNA Hall Of Fame Inductee: Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle | Tribute
the Slammiversary event, it was announced that Kurt Angle will be the second
inductee into the TNA Wrestling Hall Of Fame! The Hall Of Fame ceremony will
take place during "Bound For Glory" weekend in October. Kurt Angle is
regarded by both fans and peers as perhaps the greatest wrestler of the last
decade. The multi-time World Heavyweight Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist will
join 2012 inductee "The Icon" Sting in TNA's Hall Of Fame. Watch a special
Kurt Angle career tribute video below as the superstar begins the road to
enshrinement this October Watch the video in full screen at
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