Rob Van Dam defeated Tommy Dreamer at a Family Wrestling Entertainment event in New York last night. A fan in attendance noted that Van Dam looked "way better" in the ring than he did when he was with TNA recently. As noted, RVD will return to WWE next month.
WWE Smackdown Results June 21, 2013 Dayton, Ohio Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
"Then. Now. Forever." The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video kicks off the show that highlights some of the events from WWE Payback. Curtis Axel won the WWE Intercontinental Championship, AJ Lee won the WWE Diva's Championship, The Shield retained their titles, Alberto Del Rio won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, CM Punk defeated Chris Jericho in his return match, and John Cena beat Ryback in a Three Stages of Hell match to retain the WWE Championship.
Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring to a tremendous reception as Michael Cole and John "Bradshaw" Layfield welcome us to the show. Bryan stands in the ring as the crowd showers him with "Yes" chants. Bryan says something happened to him on RAW that never happened to him before. In his thirteen years in this industry, he has never had a match stopped due to injury. When the doctor asked if he could continue, he said, "Yes!" Unfortunately, the doctor and WWE officials didn't agree. Officially, the company line is that they were concerned for his health so they stopped the match. Realistically, they stopped the match because they think he's the weak link and not tough enough.
That's not even the worst part of it. The worst offender and perpetrator is Randy Orton. Bryan then has them roll footage from this week's RAW. It shows highlights of the match with the doctor telling the referee to call off the match. Orton was declared the winner. Orton then helped Bryan up and hugged him. He seemed concerned for him.
Bryan wants to get this straight. Instead of fighting to keep the match going, pleading with the doctors and WWE officials, and raging against the machine with him side-by-side, all Orton did was pick him up and pat him on the head like a little brother or dog. In Orton's eyes, Bryan saw nothing but pity. Tonight, he doesn't care what the doctors, WWE officials, and Randy Orton thinks. He will prove that he is not the weak link. Is he going to beat Randy Orton tonight? "Yes, yes, yes!"
Randy Orton's music hits, and he makes his way to the ring looking none too happy. Orton says Bryan has it all wrong. The reason why the match was stopped was because people were concerned for his wellbeing. Orton was concerned himself. He wanted to stop fighting, but Bryan kept coming and coming. He had no choice, but that made him respect Bryan even more. The match was stopped because Bryan couldn't defend himself anymore. When he helped him up, it wasn't because of pity. It was because of respect.
Bryan shakes his head, and he tells Orton not to patronize him. Bryan doesn't see any respect. He sees pity. Bryan knows that Orton thinks he's the weak link. He said it on Monday. Tonight, he'll prove how tough he is. He proved it last week when he beat The Shield. He's going to take all this respect, and he's going to shove it right down Orton's throat. Orton says Bryan is way out of line. If Bryan wants it that badly, then fine. Tonight, they're going to fight, and he's going to hurt Bryan. Tonight, when the officials stop their match, Bryan won't be walking out. He'll be carried out. Orton tells him to respect that before walking off. Bryan stands in the ring shaking his head.
Chris Jericho will take on Alberto Del Rio in a non-title match later tonight. We'll also see Curtis Axel defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship against the former champion Wade Barrett.
Sheamus makes his way to the ring. He'll be in action, next.
Sheamus vs. Cody Rhodes w/ Damien Sandow
Footage is shown of Team Rhodes Scholars drawing sticks on who would face Sheamus tonight. Rhodes drew the short stick.
The bell rings, and Rhodes kicks away at him. Rhodes kicks him in the corner, but Sheamus comes back with some kicks and punches of his own. Sheamus puts him in the corner and clubs him before hitting a suplex for a one count. Sheamus wrenches his arm, but Rhodes is able to kick him off and to the corner. Sheamus reverses a whip to the corner and catches him attempting to slingshot over. Rhodes hangs on to the ropes and elbows him away. Sheamus blocks a punch and rips Rhodes off the second rope. Sheamus goes for his clubbing blows on the apron, but Rhodes escapes him. Sheamus gets on the apron, and Rhodes pulls the ring skirt to trip him. Rhodes quickly takes his arm and slams it into the ring post. Rhodes slams him into the barricade and gets in the ring, looking for a count-out. Sandow comes over and yells at Sheamus to stay down. Sheamus gets in before being counted out.
Rhodes kicks away at Sheamus before going to work on the injured left arm. Rhodes wraps it around the ropes and kicks it. Sheamus comes back with some punches, but Rhodes quickly stops his momentum with an arm breaker for a near fall. Rhodes slams the arm down before hitting him in the face with a running knee for another two count. Rhodes applies an arm bar, but Sheamus soon fights his way up. Sheamus punches him before sending him to the corner. Rhodes sidesteps him and rolls him up for a near fall. Rhodes elbows him in the arm and kicks at him again. Rhodes taunts the crowd before grabbing Sheamus on the apron. Sheamus punches him back and goes for a slingshot shoulder block, but Rhodes counters into an arm bar. Sheamus fights up and goes for a whip, but Rhodes counters into a hammerlock before dropping him on the top rope.
Sheamus all of a sudden explodes with a pair of Irish hammers. Sheamus powers him to the corner, but misses a knee lift. Sheamus hits a rolling fireman's carry and gets on the apron. Sheamus quickly kicks Sandow down at ringside before punching Rhodes. Sheamus sends Rhodes into Sandow as he gets on the apron. Sheamus hits a knee lift before going for White Noise. Rhodes counters into a rollup attempt, but Sheamus rolls through and applies the Cloverleaf for the rare submission victory.
Winner by Submission: Sheamus Match Rating: * 3/4
Immediately after the bell rings, Sandow kicks him in the back of the head and begins to viciously punch away at him. Sandow kicks him before taking Rhodes and walking off. Sheamus is left lying in the ring in pain.
A video airs that says the Wyatt Family is coming.
Curtis Axel makes his way to the ring with his manager, Paul Heyman. He'll defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship against Wade Barrett, next.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Curtis Axel (c) w/ Paul Heyman vs. Wade Barrett
The Miz is on commentary for this match. Miz talks about how Axel was smart in taking advantage of triple threat rules to win the title.
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee ever, is the official for this match. They circle the ring and lock up. They tussle around the ropes for position and give a clean break. Barrett smiles at him before they lock up again. Axel applies a side headlock, and Barrett powers him to the corner. Barrett punches and kicks him down before backing up. Barrett hits a snapmare and drops an elbow for a one count. Barrett clubs him and goes into the ropes. Axel immediately answers back with a beautiful dropkick. Axel begins to club at Barrett before punching him down. Axel goes to the second rope and hits an elbow drop a la Bret Hart for a near fall. Axel punches away at him before kicking him down. Barrett quickly pulls him face first into the turnbuckle and clotheslines him down.
Barrett punches away at him as Heyman screams to the referee that Barrett is using a closed fist. Barrett scares him off before kicking Axel in the ribs. Axel answers back with some clubs, but Barrett knees him in the midsection. Barrett hits a snap suplex for a near fall. Barrett clubs him down and chokes him on the ropes. Barrett ties him up in the ropes and knees away at the midsection before hitting a big boot. Axel falls to the floor. Barrett goes outside and slams Axel into the ring apron before putting him into the ring. Barrett talks a little trash to The Miz before going in the ring.
Axel quickly punches him as he gets in the ring. Axel has a whip reversed, but he tries to come back with a Perfect-Plex. Barrett gets out and levels him with a big boot for a near fall. Heyman said that was too close. Barrett goes to the second rope and misses an elbow drop. Axel hits a rolling neck snapper before hitting his trademark spinning neckbreaker for the win.
Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Curtis Axel Match Rating: * 1/2
The Miz gets in the ring, and he removes his jacked and tie. Paul Heyman comes up from behind and convinces Axel to back away. They go up the ramp as Heyman yells that his client doesn't fight for free.
We'll take a look at how Mark Henry blindsided John Cena on RAW, next.
The RAW Rebound shows highlights from the incredible "retirement" angle between Mark Henry and John Cena. Henry cried while giving a retirement speech before giving John Cena the World's Strongest Slam in one of the top RAW segments of the last five years. They will compete at WWE Money in the Bank with the WWE Championship on the line.
AJ Lee, the new WWE Diva's Champion, makes her way to the ring. She'll be in action, next.
AJ Lee w/ Big E Langston vs. Natalya
They show footage of AJ tricking Kaitlyn on RAW with the secret admirer thing. They then show still photos from WWE Payback when AJ defeated her for the WWE Diva's Championship.
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. AJ talks some trash, and Natalya shoves her down. AJ gets up and runs into a shoulder block. Natalya hits a snapmare and dropkicks her in the back. Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter, but AJ blocks it. Natalya applies a modified Indian deathlock. AJ quickly grabs the ropes. Natalya punches away at her before charging her in the corner. AJ sidesteps her and jumps on her back for a sleeper hold. Kaitlyn and Layla are seen watching backstage. Natalya powers AJ to the corner, but AJ quickly kicks her in the back of the head for a near fall.
We come back from the break to see Natalya hit a snap suplex. Natalya sends her into the ropes, but she lowers her head and eats a kick. AJ hits the ropes, and Natalya levels her with a spinning clothesline for a two count. Natalya yells that AJ has no respect. Natalya goes for a spinning powerslam, but AJ counters into the Black Widow. Natalya has no choice but to tap out.
Winner by Submission: AJ Lee Match Rating: * 1/2
AJ Lee laughs at Natalya before going up the ramp with Big E Langston.
Kaitlyn and Layla don't look happy having just watched that match. Aksana walks up and asks if that's the same move AJ beat Kaitlyn with. Aksana then calls Kaitlyn "trash" before turning away. Kaitlyn hits her in the back of the head before slamming her off a crate backstage. Kaitlyn pours trash all over Aksana before the Divas run in to break it up.
Chris Jericho's music hits, and he makes his way down to the ring. Ricardo Rodriguez then introduces Alberto Del Rio to the ring. The new WWE World Heavyweight Champion comes out to a chorus of jeers from the crowd. They air footage of Dolph Ziggler attacking Del Rio on RAW.
Chris Jericho vs. Alberto Del Rio
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. They lock up, and Del Rio applies a side headlock. Jericho whips him off, but Del Rio takes him down with a shoulder block. Del Rio hits the ropes, and Jericho catches him with a dropkick. Jericho then hits a clothesline. Jericho chops the chest before kicking him down in the corner. Jericho chokes him on the ropes before taunting the crowd. Jericho splashes him while he was against the ropes for a two count. Jericho punches him before chopping the chest in the corner. Jericho sends him into the corner, but he runs into the boots. Del Rio quickly hits the ropes and kicks him in the arm. Del Rio stomps away at him before going for a suplex. Jericho gets out with a chop. Jericho sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Del Rio charges, but Jericho sidesteps him, sending him out of the ring. Del Rio quickly gets on the apron, but Jericho catches him with a springboard dropkick. Jericho knocks him down again with a baseball slide. Jericho bounces his face off the barricade before putting him in the ring. Rodriguez quickly distracts Jericho. Del Rio then kicks Jericho as he gets back in the ring.
We come back from the break to see Jericho knee Del Rio in the face. Jericho sends him into the corner and charges, but Del Rio sidesteps him. Jericho flies over the turnbuckle and to the outside. Del Rio follows him out and sends Jericho into the barricade. Del Rio then kicks Jericho in the arm. Del Rio puts him in the ring for a near fall as they announce Dolph Ziggler will be in action on RAW. Del Rio shoulders Jericho in the corner before backing up. Del Rio charges, but Jericho sidesteps him. Del Rio hits the ring post shoulder first.
Jericho hits a pair of shoulder blocks before Del Rio sends him to the apron. Jericho quickly goes to the top rope and hits a double axe handle. Jericho gets the crowd into it before going for the Walls of Jericho. Del Rio twists him off before kicking him in the head for a near fall. Del Rio head-butts him a few times before backing up. Jericho ducks a step-up enzuigiri before hitting a diving cross-body block for a near fall. Jericho quickly follows up with a face-buster. Jericho hits the Lionsault, but he appears to have hurt his ribs. Del Rio quickly capitalizes with a kick to the midsection. Jericho pushes him off as he tries for a Cross Arm Breaker. Del Rio goes for a sunset flip, but Jericho rolls through for a Walls of Jericho attempt. Del Rio counters that into a Cross Arm Breaker. Jericho quickly twists out and applies the Walls of Jericho!
Ricardo Rodriguez quickly gets on the apron, and Jericho brings him into the ring the hard way. Jericho applies the Walls of Jericho to Rodriguez, and he taps like a drum man. Del Rio was getting up to sneak attack him, and Dolph Ziggler runs in to attack him!
Winner by Disqualification: Alberto Del Rio Match Rating: **
Del Rio quickly escapes the ring and goes into the crowd. Jericho argues with Ziggler over costing him the match. Lilian Garcia announces Del Rio as the winner. Jericho then turns Ziggler around and hits him with the Codebreaker. Jericho talks a little trash before leaving the ring.
Del Rio gets back in the ring and slaps him in the head. Del Rio gloats as he stands over him. Rodriguez holds Ziggler up, and the referees run into the ring to stop him. Del Rio makes like he's going to walk away, but then he kicks Ziggler right in the temple. Del Rio blows a kiss to him before leaving the ring with his championship.
Daniel Bryan will take on Randy Orton in tonight's main event.
Drew McIntyre w/ 3MB vs. Christian
Christian quickly applies a waistlock, and McIntyre elbows him in the head. Christian reverses a whip and throws McIntyre out of the ring. He hits the ground with a thud. Christian then takes him out with a baseball slide. McIntyre again hits the ground hard. Christian punches away at him before hitting a drop-toe-hold into the ropes. Christian slingshots over the top rope and punches him in the face. Christian goes to the second rope for a cross-body, but McIntyre catches him. McIntyre hits a spinning slam for a near fall. McIntyre talks a little trash in the corner before running into some boots.
Christian hits a diving back elbow, and he claps his hands. Heath Slater gets on the apron, and Christian pulls him off. Jinder Mahal then distracts Christian. McIntyre goes for a back suplex, but Christian flips through and hits the Killswitch for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Christian Match Rating: *
Christian grabs a microphone. He says after ten long months, it feels damn good to be back on Smackdown and in front of his peeps. Christian says everyone knows why he came back. He came back for that "one more match."
The Shield's music hits, and they come from down the ramp. They surround the ring, and Christian looks ready to fight. They get in the ring, and Christian tries to fight, but he's quickly overwhelmed. They then take him out with a Triple Powerbomb. The Shield stands over Christian with their championships raised.
We'll take a look at Brock Lesnar's assault on CM Punk, next.
A video airs some footage of CM Punk defeating Chris Jericho at WWE Payback. The next night on RAW, Punk told Paul Heyman that he didn't want him out at ringside with him anymore since he's Heyman's friend and not his client. Punk then fought Alberto Del Rio in the main event. After Del Rio escaped the ring, Punk was declared the winner by count-out. Brock Lesnar then came out and gave him an F-5!
Renee Young is backstage with Paul Heyman. She asks why Brock Lesnar attacked CM Punk, and how involved was Heyman in that attack. Heyman says the girls in the "mani-pedi circle" are all gossiping about him and CM Punk. Heyman says since Renee thinks it's appropriate to talk about people's personal lives, maybe she should lead by example. Heyman asks her about her difficult relationship with her father, why her uncle ripped her prom date out of the limousine, and why she broke up with her fiancée in Los Angeles. Renee looks very upset. Heyman says it's not much fun talking about your personal life on TV. CM Punk made it clear that he's not Heyman's client. They're just best friends. Anything that happens between them is personal, and he's not going to air their dirty laundry on television. Next time she interviews him, she might be kind enough to ask him about Curtis Axel defending the Intercontinental Championship for the first time earlier this evening. Heyman wonders if she paid attention to that. He walks off, and Renee looks very unhappy.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. He'll face Daniel Bryan in the main event of the evening, next.
Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan
The bell rings, and Bryan immediately attacks Orton with a flying knee. Bryan punches away at him in the corner. Orton quickly turns him around and punches away at him. Bryan turns him back around, and he kicks away at him. Orton quickly kicks him and puts him in the corner for some punches. Orton then hits him with an uppercut. Orton smiles as he stands over Bryan before stomping the ankle. Orton rakes his face with his boot and punches him to the corner. Bryan comes right back with some punches, and he does the ten punches in the corner. Orton blocks a suplex and executes one of his own. Orton stomps the face and circles around him. Bryan avoids a knee drop, and he kicks away at Orton's leg. Bryan then applies a leg lock. Orton fights out of it and applies a side headlock. Bryan fights up, and he hits a shin breaker. Bryan goes for the No! Lock, but Orton fights out of it. Bryan goes for the No! Lock again, but Orton escapes the hold with a sidewalk slam.
Orton gets to his feet, and he hits a front suplex on the top rope. Bryan goes to the apron, and Orton rolls him in. Orton goes to suplex him out of the ring, but Bryan fights him off. Orton then snaps the arm off the top rope. Orton then suplexes him out of the ring!
We come back from the break to see Bryan punching away at Orton. Orton then takes him out with a dropkick out of nowhere for a near fall. Orton puts him on the top rope and head-butts him. Bryan blocks a superplex and punches him off. Bryan hits a missile dropkick, and he stays down. The impact stunned him. The referee begins to count both men down, but Bryan kips up.
Bryan hits a running dropkick in the corner, and he viciously kicks away at Orton. Bryan backs up, and he hits a second running dropkick in the corner for a near fall. Bryan can't believe it. Bryan shouts that he isn't the weak link, and he punches away at Orton. Orton reverses a whip to the corner, but Bryan backflips over him. Bryan ducks a clothesline and hits the ropes, but Orton hits him with a powerslam for a near fall! Orton is smiling again. Orton uppercuts him, and Bryan surprises him with a backslide pin for a near fall. Bryan kicks away at his chest before kicking him in the head for a near fall.
Bryan gets to his feet, and the crowd is cheering him on. Bryan goes to the top rope, and Orton crotches him up there. Orton punches him in the face before hitting a nasty superplex for a near fall. Orton picks him up and hangs him up on the rope for the hanging DDT. Orton gets the crowd going before he drops down to signal for the RKO. Bryan quickly rolls out of the ring. Orton follows him out, and he hits him with a back suplex on the barricade! Orton puts him on the apron and goes to give him a hanging DDT on the floor, but Bryan pushes him into the barricade. Bryan gets on the apron and flies off with a knee to the face. Bryan gets back in the ring, and he hits Orton with a suicide dive! The referee is counting both men out. Bryan claws his way back into the ring. Orton goes to get in the ring, but he doesn't make it back in time!
Winner by Count-Out: Daniel Bryan Match Rating: ** 1/2
Bryan does not look happy with the referee's decision here. He screams "No" before getting a microphone. Bryan says he's not going to take a count-out victory. Bryan orders the referee to restart the match, but he refuses. Bryan yells "Yes" over and over as Orton looks on. Smackdown comes to an end with the crowd chanting, "Yes."
Quick Match Results
Sheamus def. Cody Rhodes via Submission Curtis Axel def. Wade Barrett to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship AJ Lee def. Natalya via Submission (non-title) Alberto Del Rio def. Chris Jericho via DQ (non-title) Christian def. Drew McIntyre Daniel Bryan def. Randy Orton via CO
Impact Wrestling starts out with a video from earlier today. It shows Sting walking down a ramp outside of the arena. He walks past the camera and continues on his way.
A video plays showcasing the Bound for Glory Series. It shows the past stars that have been involved over the past two years. This is the third year. 12 men enter but only 1 man will win it all. Bobby Roode won the first and Jeff Hardy won the second series. He went on to become TNA World Champion. Who will go on to Bound for Glory and fight for the TNA World Championship? This will change someone’s life!
The camera shows the arena and the place is packed! The crowd is on their feet. They are all cheering. Stars are shown in the ring. 10 of the 12 men are already in the ring. These 10 men are in the Bound for Glory Series. Hulk Hogan’s music plays and here comes The Hulkster! He plays his fake guitar and does his taunts to get the crowd pumped up! He has a mic in his hand. The music stops. He wants to welcome all of the Impact-maniacs to the Bound for Glory Series! Also, tonight is Open Fight Night! Right now, he wants to bring two men out who already qualified because of their past victories. He introduces the person who won the 2011 Series and went on to be the longest reigning champion in TNA history. Here is Bobby Roode! Roode comes out and walks slowly past Hogan. He continues down the ramp. The other man he wants to bring out is the 2012 Series winner and he went on to become TNA World Champion. Here is Jeff Hardy! Jeff’s music plays and here he comes. He shakes the hand of Hulk and continues his way down the ramp. The crowd does a great pop. Hulk says tonight is the kick off of Bound for Glory Series. Each man can fight tonight as it is Open Fight Night. The first call-out is either between Roode or Hardy as the fans got to vote for on TNA’s site. The person who wins the vote is Hardy. Who is he calling out? Jeff grabs a mic as the other participants stand around him. Austin grabs a mic and tells him to hold on. Austin wants to be the man who Jeff calls out first. We know that won’t happen though. Jeff may be the most popular person in this company, but there is one person who has a fan base every place they go to and that is Aries! Daniels grabs a mic and tells Aries that he has a point. Maybe he should call out Aries or Park or Magnus. He shouldn’t be calling out either member of Bad Influence. If he did, he would start with a demoralizing defeat of his career. Jeff says they all are great, but someone made it personal last week. That is Roode. He calls him out! Roode steps forward and pushes Hardy. Hardy goes to push back but Joe gets involved and pushes Roode back. Just then, every member gets involved and there is a huge brawl between every member! They exit the ring and then enter back in. Chaos!
The show returns and a video replay shows the huge brawl that just happened before the commercial break.
A graphic shows the point system for the Bound for Glory Series. Submission is 10 points while pinfall is 7 points and so on.
Aces & 8s music plays and here comes Mr. Anderson! He comes through the crowd and gets in the ring. He grabs a mic. He states that is is Open Fight Night and the start of the Bound for Glory Series. He gets to call someone out. Ladies and germs, this @sshole has a dub. Come out, Joseph Park….Park! Music plays and here comes Joseph! He gets in the ring.
Mr. Anderson vs. Joseph Park in a Bound for Glory Series Match
The bell sounds and Anderson steps forward and so does Park. They go to lock-up but Anderson goes behind him and hits him on the head to bully him. Ken laughs and then he puts his head down for Park to apply a headlock. He does but Ken twists out of it and then trips Park. He falls. He gets up and holds his face. Ken bend s forward and tells him to do another headlock. He does but Ken slides out and does an armlock. Park switches out of it and applies a headlock and then an armlock and then takes Ken up from behind and takes him down on the mat. He hits his head and the crowd pops. Ken gets up and does a dropkick to Park’s leg. He falls. Ken hits Park’s face and steps on his hand. He puts him in the corner and continues to punch him in the face. Ken whips him in the opposing corner. He runs but Park moves and does a roll-up. He kicks out. Both get up and Ken does a neckbreaker. He covers but Park kicks out. Ken applies a headlock. Park gets up and elbows his way out of it. He goes to run but Ken whips his head back to the mat. Anderson climbs the corner. He does a swanton bomb move but Park moves out of the way. Both get up and Park punches Ken in the head and whips him in the ropes. He does a back body drop. He hits him with a closeline. Ken goes in the corner. Park runs to him but Ken moves. Ken lifts him up on his shoulders, but he is too heavy. Park takes the legs out from under Ken. He does a boston crab. Just then, Doc enters the area and distracts the referee and Park. Ken does a roll-up but Park kicks out. Doc leaves the area. Both get up and Park does a body slam and then climbs the corner. Doc comes back and kicks Doc in the back. Parks falls down off the corner. Ken plants him to the mat and gets the win.
Winner and 7 points: Mr. Anderson
The BFG members are backstage. All are warming up and are focusing on who might be called out. AJ Styles is seen on the side as he just stands there. Who will fight next?
The Aces & 8s are backstage. Ken said he did what he said he was going to do. Just then, Doc asks what Ken is talking about. He said Ken stayed back for 8 minutes. Doc thinks he should be VP. Bully Ray gets in the middle and says they have been arguing for two weeks. What is going on? He said they will vote on who should be the next VP! They have another thing to deal with though and that is his wife! The members stare at Ray.
Jay Bradley is in the ring with a mic. He says he is going to make this real simple. He has a little chip on his shoulder. This guy was the champion last year and that is Austin Aries! Come on out here! Aries’ music plays and he gets in the ring.
Jay Bradley vs. Austin Aries in a Bound for Glory Series Match
Jay runs to Aries, but Aries sidesteps and Jay goes out of the ring. Aries goes to the top rope and jumps down on him. He brings Jay in and then does a springboard over the rope and lands on Jay’s back. Aries applies a front headlock, but Jay brings him up on the corner and then kicks Aries in the face. Austin falls to the outside. He gets back in and Jay continues the attack. He takes Aries down and covers him, but Aries kicks out. Jay kicks him and then applies many elbow drops. He covers but Aries kicks out again. Jay is waiting to his that Boom Stick! Jay has Aries in the corner, punches him and then does a hiptoss. He waits. Aries gets up in the corner. Jay runs to him for a big boot, but Aries ducks and Jay’s foot gets stuck on the top rope. Aries kicks Jay’s other leg and then puts him in the corner as he throws himself into Jay and continues with the kicks. He climbs the corner and does a missile dropkick to Jay. Jay goes to another corner. Aries runs to him, but Jay hits him with a big boot. Jay goes for the Boom Stick, but Aries hits Jay. He fights back, but Jay lifts Aries up and does a backbreaker. He goes for the finisher again, but Aries ducks and hits a crucifix. Jay goes in the corner. Aries does a running dropkick to Jay and then brings him to the middle of the ring for the Brainbuster!
Winner and 7 Points: Austin Aries
A video plays showing Aces & 8s attack on Sting during Slammiversary. Ray retained his title. Aces are family, but Sting needs his family now to destroy Aces. He needs the new Main Event Mafia! They will rise and Aces will fall.
Sting is walking backstage. The cameraman asks him about his agenda tonight. Sting says he is going to have a sit down. The MEM will rise and tonight is grows!
Sting is backstage in a dark area. He says it is about brotherhood and family. Are you in? The person shakes Sting’s hand. The person is in the darkness. Sting says they can take down Aces!
Chavo and Hernandez are backstage. Chavo gets Hernandez pumped up. He says he can do this tonight! Go get them!
Hernandez’s music plays and he comes to the ring. He grabs a mic. He says out of all of the members in the BFG Series and one person annoys him constantly. He is a loud mouth! Come Daniels so Hernandez can kick your @ss! Daniels’ music plays and he struts to the ring.
Hernandez vs. Christopher Daniels in a Bound for Glory Series Match
Daniels runs to Hernandez and takes out Hernandez’s leg. He gets him up in the corner and punches and kicks him. Hernandez throws him down. He gets up and Hernandez puts him in the corner and then does a belly to belly type suplex. Both get up and Daniels fights back with a rake to the eyes and then a punch to the face. Daniels runs in the ropes. Hernandez bends down and Daniels kicks him in the chest. Daniels taunts but Hernandez lifts him up and does a military press. Hernandez puts Daniels in the corner. He runs to him, but Daniels lifts him over the ropes. Hernandez goes on the ramp and runs. He jumps over the ropes and takes Daniels down with a shoulder tackle. He gets Hernandez up and goes for a powerbomb, but Daniels gets out and grabs on the ropes. Hernandez grabs him from behind and Daniels low blows him without the referee seeing. Hernandez falls. Daniels climbs the corner and hits the BME! He gets the pin.
Winner and 7 points: Christopher Daniels
Brooke Hogan is walking backstage. She will have a State of the Knockout Division tonight.
Kazarian is in the ring with a mic. He says we witnessed the first Bad Influence win tonight and we will witness another. Kaz calls out the person who people say, including Dixie, is the future of this business. Also, she says he is gorgeous. Come out, mate! Magnus walks out to the ring.
Kazarian vs. Magnus in a Bound for Glory Series Match
Magnus and Kazarian quickly fight as the bell sounds. Magnus tosses Kazarian out of the ring. Magnus goes to the side of the ring, but Kazarian fights him from the outside. He gets in. He continues the offense as he takes Magnus down and covers. Magnus kicks out. Kazarian applies a headlock. Magnus gets up and punches his way out of it. Kaz kicks Magnus in the face though. He bounces off the ropes, spins around for a neckbreaker. He now applies a dragon sleeper! Magnus lifts his knee and hits Kaz in the face to get out of it. He closelines Kaz several times. They go into the ropes and Magnus takes him down with a closeline. He whips him in the ropes, but Kaz jumps on the ropes and flies back. Magnus catches him and does a suplex. He covers but Kaz puts his leg on the ropes. He gets up in the corner. Magnus runs to him and Kaz moves. Magnus goes iinto the corner. Kaz climbs the corner. He goes for a missile dropkick, but Magnus blocks and locks the Texas Clover. Kaz taps!
Winner and 10 points: Magnus
Hulk Hogan is walking backstage. He is on the phone. He talks about 3 guys and how it feels perfect. He gets off the phone. He turns and pushes Bully into the wall as he was walking right behind Hogan. Hogan says that they need to do this now. Hogan wants Ray to hit him. Ray says he doesn’t want to. He wants to talk to Brooke. Hogan says she is done with him. They are done. Brooke asks Hulk why Brooke stopped him for hitting Ray in the head with the same hammer a few weeks back. Ray walks up while Hulk ponders.
Brooke Hogan’s music plays and she walks down the ramp. She gets in the ring and goes to the podium that is set up in the ring. Brooke wants to thank the Knockouts for what they have been doing recently. They have been talked about show after show and that is great! Brooke says they have a hot summer, if you know what she means, but there are some points she wants to make. She wants the Knockouts to come out to the ring. Music hits and here comes ODB and Eric Young. They have the Knockout Tag Team Titles. Next is Velvet Sky, Taryn Terrell and Gail Kim. Gail stops on the ramp and then gets in the ring. She guesses Mickie James needs a special introduction. Here is Mickie! Mickie’s music plays and she comes out. Mickie has a mic in her hand. She thanks Brooke for allowing her to speak on the Address of the Division. She brings up her music videos and songs. She is now going to be in a huge commercial. It is a full time job being Mickie. Carrying the division on Mickie’s shoulders is easier than Sky’s knee. Brooke says everyone is equal in this division as it is not about one person. Brooke brings up Eric Young. The crowd pops. He asks him if he remembers their conversion they had about a year and a half ago. EY says they are all humans. They make mistakes. If you want to get down to the meat of the potato, he is not a woman. The crowd chants, “No, no, no.” EY doesn’t know what that means. He then hands the tag titles to Brooke and says it is National Kissing Day. EY kisses ODB. They fall on the mat, roll to the ramp and run away. Brooke moves on.
This division is about competition. She congratulates Sky for what she has been through. Mickie says the pigeon is injured and she can’t fly. Brooke talked to Sky’s doctor and she is able to compete. Sky vs. Mickie will be next week. Gail says Brooke is missing her as she is the best around. Brooke says Gail’s match was one of the best ever and she will get her match at Las Vegas! It will be Gail vs. Taryn in a Ladder Match! Brooke concludes and they can go.
Taz and Mike Tenay are shown as they show Sting’s segments from earlier. Whose hand did Sting shake? Hardy vs. Roode is later tonight!
Brooke and Hulk are backstage. Hulk says Brooke did a great job tonight but she has to go as Ray is making this like a circus. Brooke doesn’t understand as she is just doing her job. He says she did her job and can go. Brooke has to go in the car. The driver drives off. They say they love each other. Hogan looks on.
Jeff Hardy is getting ready for his match tonight as he is warming up backstage. A video then plays showing the TNA Always Evolve App. It is a workout app! Get it now!
Music plays and here comes AJ Styles. AJ slowly walks down the ramp and gets in the ring. The titan tron states, “No one.” AJ grabs a mic. The lights are dim. He states that is real simple. It isn’t about Aces & 8s. It is not about TNA. It is about him. It’s about him becoming the next TNA World Champion! It is not for the fame or glory. It’s for the money. Everybody is looking for a hero. If he learned one thing n the past 11 years, this is no place for a hero. In case you missed it the first time, then hear it again. He is sick and tired of doing the right thing. He will do his own thing. Music hits and here comes Samoa Joe! He makes his way to the ring.
AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe in a Bound for Glory Series Match
They move around the ring. They go to lock-up but Joe does a swinging kick. AJ moves back. AJ does a kick to Joe. They now go for punches. AJ goes for one but can’t reach. Joe reaches AJ and punches him in the face. He goes back into the corner. Joe continues but AJ gets out and puts Joe in the corner. He hits him and then applies a headlock. He takes him to the center of the ring. Joe rolls around to get out of it, but AJ keeps it on. Joe lifts AJ up, but AJ rolls though. Joe is able to apply a head scissor. AJ gets out of it. Both get up and Joe runs to him, but AJ kicks him and puts him in the corner. He does a knife edge chop and then several punches. He whips him in the opposing corner but Joe reverses it. Joe runs to him, but AJ kicks him and then takes him down with a closeline. AJ gets him up to his feet. He lifts him up and does a back suplex. AJ now kicks and stomps on Joe. AJ punches Joe in the corner, but Joe punches back. He whips AJ into the corner. Joe runs to him, but AJ jumps over the ropes and lands on the apron. Joe kicks him in the face. Joe goes for a suicide dive, but AJ gets in the ring. AJ jumps over the ropes but lands on the apron. Joe kicks the legs out from under AJ and he falls flat on his face. AJ rolls in while Joe looks around on the outside.
Joe has AJ on the mat. He does chops to his back and then kicks to his chest. He jumps and plants a knee to his face. He covers but AJ kicks out. Both get up and AJ fights back, but Joe hits AJ with an elbow. He falls. Joe brings AJ up and headbutts him and then does several punches. He bounces off the ropes. AJ does a dropkick. Joe flies back outside of the ring. AJ runs and does a baseball slide. Joe falls. AJ gets out and brings Joe in the ring. He jumps on the top rope and does a springboard flying forearm. He covers but Joe kicks out. AJ goes to lift Joe for a suplex, but Joe blocks and lifts AJ up. AJ lands on his feet behind him. He runs in the ropes and does dropkick to Joe’s legs. He falls. AJ covers but Samoa kicks out. AJ goes to the corner and climbs. Joe runs to him, but AJ jumps down. Both run to each other, but Joe grabs him for a scoop powerslam. All of a sudden, Joe applies a cross armbreaker. AJ’s feet reaches the ropes. AJ gets up in the corner. His arm is hurting. Joe lifts AJ on the top corner. AJ punches Joe but Joe does a chop. He climbs and goes for a superplex, but AJ moves and lands right down on Joe. Both are down. The referee counts. He is up to 6-7-8! Both are up. AJ punches Joe and kicks him. He does several hits but Joe does a big punch and then punches AJ in the face and has him in the corner. AJ goes down and rolls Joe up. He applies that calf killer. Joe reverses and has the submission sleeper. AJ gets out and has Joe’s shoulders down. He kicks out. There is 1 minute left. Both get up. AJ punches Joe in the face. Joe punches back with multiple punches and does knees. Both go back and forth now. Joe takes AJ down and tries to get his shoulders down. Joe goes for a half nelson, but the match ends.
Draw and each get 2 points
Joe gets to his knees, but AJ punches Joe in the face. They fight and then the referee pulls them away. AJ gets up and his nose is bleeding. Joe gets to his feet and raises his arms. AJ gets out of the ring and walks away.
Bully Ray is on the phone. He asks where the person is. The person says they left. Who is it? It’s Brooke. Bully wants to talk to Brooke. He tells her to turn the car around. He wants to talk to her. He ends the call and tells Aces that she is coming back. He tells two members to get on bikes and make sure Brook comes back while the others watch Ray’s back.
Hulk Hogan is backstage with Kenny King, Suicide, and Chris Sabin. Hulk says social media is all over the X-Division match next week. Also, the person who is champion will get to decide if they want to challenge Bully Ray for the TNA World Title on July 18th. The champion will cash in the title for the opportunity. Hulk leaves and Kenny starts to get all cocky as he thinks he will get the title next week.
Bobby Roode’s music plays and he comes to the ring. Jeff comes out on stage as he comes out to his music. Roode gets out of the ring and runs to him. Jeff punches him and Roode goes back. Jeff tosses Roode in the ring. He gets in.
Bobby Roode vs. Jeff Hardy in a Bound for Glory Series Match
Jeff continues the offense as he has Roode in the corner. He whips him in the corner. Jeff does a hurricanrona and then takes Roode down after he gets up. Jeff goes for a sharpshooter, but Roode takes Jeff down and applies a crossface. Jeff reaches and grabs the ropes. Roode gets up and stomps on Jeff. Jeff grabs Jeff’s legs and does a catapult. Jeff goes right into the ropes throat first. He falls to the outside. Roode gets out and attacks Jeff. He rolls Jeff in the ring. Roode stomps on Jeff again. He gets him to his feet. Roode lifts him up and hits a suplex. Roode jumps up and drops a knee to the head/chest. He covers Jeff, but he kicks out. Jeff crawls to the corner. Roode stomps on Jeff some more. He gets him up and takes him face first into the top turnbuckle. Roode punches Jeff and then does a knife edge chop. He whips him into the opposing corner. He runs and smashes Jeff. Roode punches Jeff in the corner. He whips him in the opposing corner. Roode runs to him, but Jeff elbows him and then kicks him down. Jeff climbs the corner, drops down, and hits a splash. He covers but Roode kicks out. Roode whips Jeff in the corner. Jeff floats up, but Roode catches him. Jeff slides behind him and takes Roode down. He drops his legs in between Roode’s, does a dropkick and a cover. Roode kicks out again. Jeff goes for the Twist of Fate, but Roode pushes him in the ropes. He comes back and Bobby does a spinebuster. A cover results in a 2 count.
Roode gets up and waits. He gets Jeff up for a fisherman suplex, but Jeff blocks it and hits the Twist of Fate! Jeff takes his shirt off and climbs the corner. He goes for the Swanton Bomb, but Roode moves. Roode locks in the crossface. Jeff rolls back and has a cover. Roode kicks out. Both get up and after a little ducking, Jeff grabs Roode and hits the Twist of Fate. He covers and wins.
Winner and 7 points: Jeff Hardy
Bully Ray is walking backstage. He has the TNA World Title over his shoulder. He is coming to the ring.
Sting is walking backstage. The cameraman asks if he is leaving. He says no as he ha family business to take care of. Sting has a smile on his face.
Aces & 8s music plays! Here comes Bully Ray. He meets Taz and hugs him. Ray gets in the ring afterwards. He raises his title and grabs a mic. He wants his music off! He says the BFG Series is well underway. Next week, 3 guys from the X-Division fight for an opportunity to fight Bully Ray. That is 15 guys who want Bully. Do you know who he is? He is Bully Ray. He will do anything and everything to keep his World Title. Look at what he did to Hogan and Sting. The last thing you want to do is face Bully. It is Open Fight Night and he wants to call someone out… not to fight though. At the end of the day, Bully is a lover, not a fighter. He wants Brooke Hogan out here, his wife. Ray waits in the ring for her to come out. Come on Brooke, he wants her right now. Just then, music hits and it is the Main Event Mafia music!
Sting comes out on the stage. He walks down the ramp and gets in the ring. He has his sunglasses on with his nice tailored suit. He grabs a mic. The crowd is cheering. Sting does a “Woooo!” Sting realized that there is no lone wolf that can take Aces down. That is why he went back to his family. Ray tells the crowd to shut up as they start to chant. They are all chanting a guy who lost to Ray. Ray says who cares about family. Ray beat Sting single-handedly. That is why Sting can’t fight for the title again. Sting says he is right. He can get retribution tonight though. Ray asks what Sting means. He has nothing in his tank. Sting turns around and takes his tie off. Ray can snap his fingers and his family will come out here. Ray asks what he is doing. Sting takes his jacket off. Ray will snap his fingers. His brothers will come and snap Sting’s neck. Sting starts to unbutton his shirt. Ray snaps his fingers. He had enough. Aces! Ray calls them out. They aren’t coming. Sting throws his shirt into Ray’s face. Ray takes the shirt off and Sting points to the titan tron. The Aces are all down and out. Sting punches Ray in the face. He falls. Ray gets out of the ring and walks up the ramp. Ray turns and Kurt is right there. He takes Ray down and applies the Ankle Lock. Ray is tapping. Sting gets in the face of Ray as he is crying. Angle releases the lock and stands over Ray as the show fades.
As noted earlier, five-year old Viloude Louis was killed by her 13 year old brother after he allegedly used wrestling moves that he learned from TV. The 13 year old told police that he was wrestling with the victim and used "WWE" style wrestling moves.
WWE has provided an updated statement on the situation:
"The death of Viloude Louis is a tragedy and we express our heartfelt condolences," WWE said. "Authorities have already charged the accused with second degree murder and determined that this was not an accidental death due to a wrestling move. The facts of this case clearly point to a lack of parental supervision and a teenager who had a history of violent behavior toward his 5-year-old stepsister. It is illogical to conclude that the repeated, brutal, and ultimately fatal beating of a 5-year-old little girl by a teenager could be confused with imitation of WWE action seen on TV."
For those who missed it, here is WWE's original statement:
"The death of Viloude Louis is a tragedy, and our condolences go out to her family.
WWE urges restraint in reporting this unfortunate incident as if it were the result of a WWE wrestling move. As in similar cases, criminal intent to harm and a lack of parental supervision have been the factors resulting in a tragic death.
Authorities have already charged the accused with second degree murder and determined that this was not an accidental death due to a wrestling move."
Brother Allegedly Kills Sister with Wrestling Moves
- Five-year old Viloude Louis was killed by her 13 year old brother after he allegedly used wrestling moves that he learned from TV. The 13 year old told police that he was wrestling with the victim and used "WWE" style wrestling moves.
Viloude's brother, Devalon Armstrong, allegedly slammed his sister onto a bed and beat her. She suffered multiple injuries including broken ribs, internal bleeding and lacerations of the liver. The boy called police after his sister stopped breathing. Paramedics were teaching him over the phone how to use CPR to keep her alive but she died shortly after police arrived and paramedics were unable to revive her.
Devalon has been charged with second degree murder.
WWE issued a statement on the incident:
"The death of Viloude Louis is a tragedy, and our condolences go out to her family.
WWE urges restraint in reporting this unfortunate incident as if it were the result of a WWE wrestling move. As in similar cases, criminal intent to harm and a lack of parental supervision have been the factors resulting in a tragic death.
Authorities have already charged the accused with second degree murder and determined that this was not an accidental death due to a wrestling move."
As noted before, Daniel Bryan legitimately suffered a stinger in his match against Randy Orton on last night's RAW. WWE officials stopped the match because of this.
The planned finish had Bryan defeating Orton to help set up Bryan's main event run this summer.
We also noted how WWE's website aired a video of Triple H explaining that Bryan confronted him about the decision to stop the match but they both apologized to each other. This was also a shoot.
When Bryan returned to the back, he was "irate" and complained to Triple H that the match should not have been stopped. They got into a loud argument in the gorilla position backstage with a lot of people looking on. People were shocked because Bryan is usually soft spoken and good natured, plus he was standing up to Triple h of all people.
Bryan complained that he's worked all over the world, worked hurt and knows when he can go and when he can't. Triple H argued that they were protecting him and they don't want anyone working hurt. Both men did apologize to each other.
- According to Bryan Alvarez, the storyline where Daniel Bryan suffered a stinger during his match with Randy Orton was actually a legitimate injury. Bryan was originally scheduled to win against Orton, but once the injury occurred, plans changed and the match was stopped. The argument that Bryan had with Triple H backstage was also added to the storyline after the injury occurred.
My character is a bad guy in a biker gang. Brian is the leader of the gang and we’re creating havoc everywhere we go. I’m a guy who’s had the short end of the stick his entire life so I end up in a biker gang. This is the story of the end times, a story of how God is trying to grab hold of each one of us and get through to us. The reason why I wanted to do it is because of the message. It’s not just an action movie. It’s a movie with a message. It’s something beyond pro wrestling and beyond entertainment, and beyond this life.
His training Regiment in his prime:
I never did the powerlifting thing, but the goal was to lift heavy. Four plates squatting for reps – 4-5, 8-10, 315 for 20, 225 for 50 – leg extensions, leg curls and that’s how we trained every single week. On the bench , my best was 435 – I was younger and I was on the gas, too. There were guys who weighed a lot less than I did who could easily do that. But I didn’t really train for power or strength. I trained for size. That’s all I was training for. My knees are arthritic now. I don’t have a whole lot of flexibility left. Thankfully, I got smart somehow or another in 1990 and stopped taking steroids – totally stopped. A lot of the guys I ran with all those years continued to take steroids year after year – those guys are having their knees and their hips replaced. I’m not saying everybody who gets their knees and their hips replaced took steroids. I just noticed that the guys who did that were too big, too bulky, too heavy, and the body couldn’t handle it and it took its toll. So that was my one saving grace, but I would train differently now. I’m actually doing pretty good for a guy my age – I just turned 54 – and I’m still hanging in there. I can move a little bit in the ring. I can’t do half of what I used to be able to do, but I get around.
On staying in the ring at the age of 54:
I’ve learned not to give a time. I can’t go on wrestling much longer. I’m taking it, literally, one month at a time. I’m under contract until January of next year, so we’ll see what’s happening. I do want to do more movies. I’m looking at a few different things, reality shows being one of them. I’m just trying to move onto the next season of my life. As far as wrestling goes, I’ve stayed away from the creative part of it all these years, I just don’t want to sit in on the meetings and babysit wrestlers and personalities and all that. But, there are things I’d like to see happen in pro wrestling and I may try to make it materialize. I don’t know.
The show opened with a speech from Alberto Del Rio and an interruption from
CM Punk, setting up a non-title match between the two for the night’s
main-event. Later, Punk made it clear to Paul Heyman that he no longer wanted
Heyman with him at ringside.
1. Christian defeated Wade Barrett. This was announced as
Barrett’s Intercontinental Championship rematch against new champ Curtis Axel,
but Vickie Guerrero interrupted and replaced Axel with the returning Christian.
Christian got the win with the Killswitch.
2. Handicap Match: Team Rhodes Scholars defeated Sheamus.
Sheamus set up for a Brogue Kick on Cody Rhodes, but Damien Sandow caught him in
a roll-up for the three.
3. No Disqualification Match: Randy Orton defeated Daniel
Bryan. During the match, Bryan took a dangerous head-first dive into
the ringside barrier. Later, doctors stopped the match and awarded it to
- New Divas Champion AJ Lee had an in-ring confrontation with Stephanie
McMahon that ended with Kaitlyn beating up AJ, and Big E having to carry a
screaming AJ to the back.
4. Kane defeated United States Champion Dean Ambrose. This
was barely a match. The other members of The Shield ran in almost immediately
and attacked Kane, spearing him and hitting him with their triple powerbomb.
5. Antonio Cesaro defeated William Regal. Before the match,
Zeb Colter announced that he had added Cesaro to his team. Cesaro used many of
Jack Swagger’s mannerisms, including the “We The People” catchphrase. Cesaro won
with the Neutralizer, then draped a Don’t Tread On Me flag over Regal.
- John Cena cut a promo in the ring. He was interrupted by Mark Henry, who
asked John to stay and announced his retirement. After a heartfelt speech and a
positive crowd reaction, Henry attacked Cena and announced that he was
challenging for the WWE Championship at Money In The Bank.
6. Chris Jericho defeated Heath Slater. Jericho won with the
Codebreaker. After the match, Jericho delivered Codebreakers to the other two
members of 3MB.
7. Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel defeated Sin Cara.
The Miz was on color commentary. Axel won with his new finish, a DDT with a leg
8. CM Punk defeated World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del
Rio. Dolph Ziggler attacked Del Rio, causing the champion to flee to
the back. As CM Punk was having his hand raised, Brock Lesnar’s music hit.
Lesnar dropped Punk with an F5 to end the show.
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
Ik ben een man en woon in Dworp (Belgie) en mijn beroep is .
Ik ben geboren op 05/06/1989 en ben nu dus 30 jaar jong.
Mijn hobby's zijn: Worstelen en films.
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