ROH tag team The American Wolves Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards were intereviewed on Mexican tv and say they are in contract negotiations with TNA and the WWE. Youtube clip courtesy of youtube member Chikarra IsWeird:
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- WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee recently spoke with CitizensVoice.com to promote upcoming live events. Here are some highlights:
Being Divas Champion: "To actually have completed that 14-year mission is amazing and surreal. I'll kinda leave the title around my apartment, just to remind me of it. Yeah, I put it in the bed with me sometimes."
Paying tribute to Eddie Guerrero by "playing possum" in the match she won the title: "That was like my shout-out to him for being my inspiration all these years. He was so funny, and whether he was somebody you wanted to boo or cheer - he was so easily (bad or good), and he didn't really change that much of his style. So funny and sassy and shady. He would just cheat all the time, and it was so goofy."
Regarding Daniel Bryan not being punished over the recent confrontation with Triple H backstage, some witnesses say Vince McMahon was there and others say he wasn't present. Apparently Vince has given Triple H full control of managing talent and when Triple H didn't want to punish Bryan for his outburst, Vince didn't overrule him
- Dolph Ziggler was recently interviewed by The Carroll County Times to promote this weekend's WWE live events. Here are some highlights:
Q: First of all, let’s talk about you coming back from your recent concussion. Was this the first one you had suffered?
A: Yeah, I mean, I think I had one other one in college, but nothing this bad ever, in my life.
Q: Can you describe what you remember about getting it and the days and weeks after getting it?
A: Yeah, sure. I had a bad headache for a solid two weeks afterwards. I was diagnosed with retrograde amnesia which meant I ended up losing a day and a half, two days of my memory instantly, even though when the incident happened, there was like five more minutes of match that I went through and actually executed very well.
Q: For you personally, was that frustrating for you, not being able to compete, having just won the World Championship?
A: Yes. I can’t imagine anything in my career that’s been any worse than that. I was lucky enough to cash in my Money in the Bank, become World Heavyweight Champion, at this amazing “Monday Night Raw” with this crowd that was electric and I don’t know that we can ever reproduce again, and to have one week of some TVs go back, have a concussion, be out five weeks, have one title defense and lose it, I’ve never been more frustrated in my entire WWE career when that happened.
Q: Talk about working with AJ and Big E Langston. Do you guys travel together?
A: Yeah, we do, not even all the time, but some of the time the three of us do travel together, and it’s been kind of cool because AJ’s another one who, as a child, wanted to do this — like when I was five, I wanted to do this and I’m doing it now — I think when she was 8 or 10, she decided she wanted to do it and she’s doing it. So that’s brought us together. The two of us, maybe outside of work, never would’ve bumped into each other or said a word.
We are in Topeka, Kansas and your announcers are John Layfield and Michael Cole.
Our special guest makes his way to the ring so CM Punk can address the crowd. Before that happens, we see what happened on Raw when CM Punk and Curtis Axel were part of a tag team match against Darren Young and Titus O’Neil.
Punk stands under the blue briefcase and he waits for the crowd to quiet down.
He says that if he was John Cena, he would give a very heartfelt speech about the Fourth of July and how much it means to be an American and how America was built on hustle, loyalty, and respect. Punk reminds everyone that he is not John Cena and he has a drastically different point of view than Cena.
He says that the Fourth of July means independence to him. It is a time when like minded individuals decided that they were not going to conform to someone else’s rules. They were going to make their own rules and blaze their own trail and die for it if necessary.
Punk says that independence is important to him and if someone tells him that he has a series of rules to follow, he will break them. If he is told something and even if it was a smart idea, he was going to run away from it. When he was told that he would be the biggest thing after Wrestlemania, but he walked away. When he was told that Paul Heyman was a major asset for him at ringside, he told Paul to stay in the back.
Regardless of how good his track record is in Money in the Bank matches, he was told that the odds were against him in the All-Stars Money in the Bank match. That is why he lined everyone up and told them what he thought of them to prove them wrong.
He is a simple guy with simple needs. He has two simple goals. The first one is to get his hands on Brock Lesnar. He will get his hands on Brock and hold him accountable for the F-5 that Brock gave him on Raw. His second goal . . . and he looks at the briefcase and it is to win the Money in the Bank match and become WWE Champion again.
He says that those are his two basic goals and he has no problem telling everyone.
Alberto Del Rio’s music plays and Punk mentions that he is not done.
Alberto says that he was expecting more from CM Punk.
Punk says that Del Rio was expecting more from him, but Punk says that he was expecting more from Del Rio, like a cool car. Instead it is just him in a cheap suit. He wants to know what Del Rio wants.
Del Rio says that it is not about what he wants, it is about who he is. He is the World Heavyweight Champion. This is his show.
Punk agrees that Del Rio is the World Champion, but title or no title, it has never been his show. They air on Mundos and it isn’t even Del Rio’s show. He wants to know what Del Rio wants.
Del Rio says that Punk is always making jokes. He asks Punk if they know how his people celebrated their holiday. They stuffed their faces in their backyards eating hot dogs, hamburgers, and French fries. They celebrate their freedom by watching television all day and play with the internet. They get fatter and fatter and fatter and fatter every day. Then they come to Smackdown and they cheer a filthy little pig named Dolph Ziggler who disrespected the Mexican culture and ruined his fiesta.
Then they chant USA (and the crowd starts the chant). They chant USA because they are nothing but a bunch of sheep.
Punk asks Alberto if he is the same guy who came out and championed how awesome America was until a few weeks ago. He was starting the USA chants talking about how fantastic America is. Now he is criticizing them because they saw through his Born in Mexico, Made in America crap?
They chant USA and boo Del Rio, not because he is from Mexico. It is because he tried to put on this façade and acted like a phony America. They see through him and they see Del Rio as the phony he is.
Del Rio says that Punk is always barking. He calls Punk a Chihuahua and someone needs to teach him some manners. Del Rio reminds Punk that he is the World . . . Heavyweight . . . Champion.
Punk tells Del Rio that he is the number one contender to his title of Best in the World. He doesn’t chase Del Rio, Del Rio chases him. He doesn’t interrupt Del Rio, it was Alberto who interrupted him.
Alberto says that this is his world, his show, and his ring. He orders Punk to leave right now.
Punk says that it sounds painfully like Alberto is telling him to do something. Punk says that it might be smart, but he is going to stay in the ring until Del Rio makes him leave the ring.
As we approach TeddyCon 2, it is time for Teddy Long’s music to play and he has an even number of people in the ring so we might be getting a match for later in the show.
Teddy tells the playas to wait a minute. He says that we had fireworks for the Fourth of July, but thanks to Del Rio and Punk, we are going to have fireworks in the main event. Alberto Del Rio will face CM Punk.
We go to commercial.
We are back and CM Punk is in the locker room and Paul Heyman enters. Paul says that he is honoring Punk’s request to stay out of his business. He wants to ask Punk something as his best friend. Punk says that he is just a friend. Paul says that this match is a bad idea because he has everything to lose and nothing to gain.
Punk agrees with Paul that this is a situation where he has nothing to gain and everything to lose. Punk says that he will fight him anyway.
Paul talks about the Money in the Bank match. He talks about how the winner will be guaranteed the WWE Title. He says that Punk needs eyes in the back of his head and he asks to be with Punk.
Punk tells Paul, as his friend, to stay out of it.
Paul agrees and he wishes Punk luck.
Damien Sandow demands silence and he tells the slackjawed mouth breathers of the WWE Universe that they are about to witness a new era in WWE. They will be in a Money in the Bank match for a World Title contract. For those who are wagging their tongues over the thought of the decimation of the Rhodes Scholars, they could not be any more incorrect.
Cody says that the best man will win and Damien agrees.
Match Number One Jimmy and Jey Uso versus Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow
Cody and Jimmy start things off and Cody with a top wrist lock and he sends Jimmy into the turnbuckles but Jimmy with an uppercut and he sends Cody into the turnbuckles. Jey tags in and he hits a clothesline and gets a near fall. Cody with a drop kick and he sends Jey into his corner and he punches him before tagging in Sandow.
Sandow with punches, kicks, and a head butt. Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep followed by the Elbow of Disdain but Jey kicks out. Rhodes tags back in and he kicks Jey. Cody with a gourdbuster and then he hits a knee drop. Sandow tags back in and they go for a double belly-to-back suplex on Jey but Jey escapes and lands on his feet. Jey sends Cody to the apron and Jimmy with a super kick that sends Cody to the floor.
Jey with a super kick to Sandow and then he tags in Jimmy. They go to opposite corners and hit a double Superfly Splash for the three count.
Winners: Jimmy and Jey Uso
The Shield appear on the TitanTron and they congratulate them on being able to combine unlimited potential and talent with a string of luck. Last week, they got lucky with Christian and got one by on the Shield. Seth says that they might think that they are no longer invincible, but it means that they are more focused than ever. They will not be lucky after Money in the Bank.
Roman says that they will need more than luck to beat them at Money in the Bank. Roman says that they will put the Usos back in their place.
Ambrose says that he showed Christian his place after Raw. One out of one hundred times, you might beat him. Monday was the first of ninety-nine in a row where he will win. Dean tells everyone to wait for him to be lurking in the shadows with the Money in the Bank briefcase. He says that he will win the Money in the Bank ladder match and he will own the world.
He tells everyone to believe in the Shield.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we are reminded that Vickie Guerrero will get her Job Evaluation on Raw.
We see what happened on Raw after Kaitlyn defeated Alicia Fox between AJ and Kaitlyn.
Match Number Two: Alicia Fox versus Kaitlyn (with Layla El)
Alicia with knees to Kaitlyn and she runs Kaitlyn into the turnbuckles. Alicia with the Northern Lights suplex but she can only get a near fall. Alicia sends Kaitlyn into the mat and she gets a near fall. Alicia with a rear chin lock and she sends Kaitlyn to the mat again. Alicia sends Kaitlyn into the turnbuckles.
Alicia with a reverse chin lock on Kaitlyn but Kaitlyn with a snap mare and elbow. Kaitlyn with forearms and a clothesline but AJ’s music plays and she skips to the ring while Kaitlyn hits a drop kick and flying shoulder tackle.
Kaitlyn gets distracted by AJ and that allows Alicia to connect with a kick to the head. Kaitlyn with a kick and she looks at AJ but she gives Alicia an elbow. Kaitlyn knocks AJ off the apron and Alicia gets the three count with a rollup.
Winner: Alicia Fox
After the match, Kaitlyn chases AJ to the back and Layla follows.
We go to commercial.
We are back and AJ is walking through the back holding her belt tightly. She is stopped by the Bellas and they tell AJ that they only care about the title. AJ says that she doesn’t have any time.
Brie stops AJ and tells her that she will listen to them because the title will be theirs very soon.
AJ tells Big E that they need to get out of here because Kaitlyn is chasing after her. Big E asks about Dolph and AJ says that she will text him later. AJ tells Big E to get the car and she tells Big E to run and get his knees up.
We take a look back at Daniel Bryan’s refereeing job in the Randy Orton and Kane match.
Renee Young is in the interview area with Christian and Randy Orton. Renee asks them about their rivalry and how it will continue tonight.
Christian says that he has already beaten Randy Orton for the World Title. He will put everyone on notice after he wins tonight and then goes on to win the Money in the Bank ladder match.
Randy says that Christian will learn first hand why he is the man who everyone should worry about at Money in the Bank in his One More Match.
Michael Cole mentions the Wyatt Family and John says that they are coming on Monday night. He says that there has not been a bigger debut than this.
We see the video package that ended Raw.
Match Number Three: Randy Orton versus Christian
Christian with a waist lock but Orton with a standing switch and take down into a front face lock. Orton with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Christian wants a test of strength and Orton with a side head lock but Christian with a back elbow. Christian with punches followed by an Irish whip into the corner but you don’t Irish whip Orton into the corner because he comes out with a clothesline. Christian sends Orton into the ropes and he slingshots to the floor but Orton avoids the uppercut. Orton with kicks to Christian on the apron and Orton tries for an IEDDT but Christian gets into the ring and he back body drops Orton over the top rope to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Orton misses the leaping knee drop. Christian chokes Orton with his boot and the referee warns him. Christian with kicks to Orton but Orton with punches. Christian with a kick and punch but Orotn with a Thesz Press. Christian escapes and goes to the apron. Christian drops Orton on the top rope and then Christian goes up top and hits a cross body and gets a near fall.
Christian with a reverse chin lock. Orton with elbows and a head butt followed by an Irish whip that sends Christian sternum first into the turnbuckles. Orton and Christian exchange punches from their knees. They work their way back to their feet and the go back and forth with kicks. Orton with a drop kick.
Orton with two clotheslines and he avoids a clothesline from Christian and Orton sets for the power slam but Christian knew it was coming so he holds back and he kicks Orton in the ribs. Orton with punches to Christian from the turnbuckles and then he Irish whips Christian into the corner. Christian with a pendulum kick in the corner. Orton with a kick and then he gets Christian on his shoulder for a back breaker and he drives Christian to the mat for a near fall.
Orton waits for Christian to get up but Christian with a back heel kick and he anticipates Christian coming off the turnbuckles but Christian fakes him out and we see Orton try for an RKO. Christian goes to the turnbuckles but he misses Orton. Orton with a rollup for a near fall.
Christian with a slap and Orton hits a power slam and he gets a near fall. Christian tries for the Killswitch but Orton escapes. Orton tries for an RKO but Christian escapes. Christian with a belly-to-back suplex and then he waits for Orton to get up for the spear. Christian hits the spear but Orton kicks out at two.
Christian sets for the Killswitch but Orton wit a kick and he sends Christian to the apron for the IEDDT. Orton looks around and he twists to the mat for the RKO push ups. Christian is able to escape the RKO and he sends Orton hard to the mat. Christian goes up top but he misses Orton. Orton hits the RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
Teddy Long is on the phone and he is talking about the main event. He has someone knocking on his door and Teddy has to hang up.
Paul Heyman enters and he says that people are telling him that Teddy wants to talk to him.
Teddy says that he wants Paul to sit with Michael Cole and John Layfield on commentary.
Paul says no because he will not get involved in CM Punk’s matches any more.
Teddy says that he thinks that Paul can provide a lot of insight about CM Punk on commentary. He also reminds Paul of what Punk said earlier about walking the opposite direction of what people tell him to do. Teddy says that he is in charge and since Punk says that Paul does not go out there, Paul has to go out tonight.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring. We see footage from the WWE App showing some possible tension between Dolph and AJ Lee over the situation with Kaitlyn.
Dolph says that the last few months have been a blur. There is one thing and one memory that he will never forget. The night that he defeated Alberto Del Rio to become the World Champion. After that, things get a little fuzzy. He just came back from a concussion and he had a giant target on his head and Del Rio took advantage of that. He does not remember too much after that.
This is not ballet. What he does remember is a giant cheesy grin on Del Rio’s face while flailing his arms around. He talked about how much he loved America. He could not do the impossible. He could not convince you that he was likeable. Del Rio is full of crap. Dolph says that he might be a lot of things, but he does not claim to be something he is not. He might have a chip on his shoulder. You might say that he is cocky or arrogant but he does things that nobody else does in the ring.
At Money in the Bank, he is taking back what is rightfully his, the World Heavyweight Championship.
Match Number Four: Dolph Ziggler versus Drew McIntyre (with Jinder Mahal and Heath Slater)
Dolph avoids Drew but Drew sends Dolph inot the turnbuckles but Dolph escapes. Dolph with punches and he gets a near fall with a rollup and Dolph struts. Drew with a kick and forearm to the back. Dolph tries for a rana but Drew with a buckle bomb for a near fall. Drew sends Dolph into the turnbuckles again and he punches him. Drew with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Drew with a seated abdominal stretch.
Drew with a back breaker and he picks up Dolph for another back breaker and he gets a near fall. Drew tries to pull Dolph from the apron but Drew decides to try for a running kick to Ziggler on the apron but Drew misses and he hits the post. Dolph with a splash in the corner followed by a drop kick for a near fall.
Dolph escapes a slam attempt and he hits the Zig Zag for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Mahal and Slater try to attack Ziggler, but cue the Benny Hill music and Dolph escapes.
Ziggler goes back into the ring and he continues to befuddle 3MB.
We see the Mark Henry video package that aired earlier in the week.
Match Number Five: Fandango (with Summer Rae) versus Justin Gabriel
Gabriel with a round kick that misses Fandango and Gabriel howls. Gabriel with a waist lock and Fandango with a standing switch. Fandango with a shoulder tackle and he dances. Fandango with a cartwheel and he dances some more. Gabriel is flipped by Fandango and he connects with a round kick and chop.
Gabriel sends Fandango to the apron and then he pulls Fandango off the apron. Gabriel goes for a suicide dive but Fandango with a round kick to the head and Gabriel is down. Fandango goes for the Fandangobama Jam and he connects and gets the three count.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Paul Heyman has joined Michael and John at the announce table. CM Punk sees Paul at the announce table and wants to know what he is doing there.
Match Number Six: CM Punk versus Alberto Del Rio
They lock up and Punk backs Del Rio into the turnbuckles and he gives a clean break. Del Rio with punches and kicks but Punk puts Del Rio in the corner and connects with shoulders. Punk with a snap mare and drop kick to the back of the head. Punk with a punch to the ribs. Punk with a forearm but Del Rio with a kick to the ribs.
Del Rio with punches and the referee warns him. Del Rio with an Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner. Punk with a knee into the corner followed by a short arm clothesline. Punk goes up top for the elbow drop but Del Rio rolls to the floor. We go to commercial.
We are back and Del Rio with an enzuigiri to the shoulder and he applies an arm bar. Punk with an arm drag to escape the arm bar. Punk with a shoulder in the corner but Punk appears to have done more damage to his arm. Del Rio with a kick to Punk and he gets a near fall.
Del Rio wraps Punk’s arm in the ropes and the referee warns him. Del Rio with punches to the arm and he returns to the arm bar. Punk gets Del Rio on his shoulders but Del Rio escapes and he hits an arm breaker and gets a near fall. Del Rio with a super kick and he gets a near fall. Del Rio returns to the arm bar. Punk gets to his feet and he connects with forearms. Punk with a slam and he goes to the turnbuckles. Del Rio with a step up enzuigiri but he can only get a two count.
Del Rio tries to float over into the cross arm breaker but Punk escapes and he kicks Del Rio and connects with forearms. Punk with a clothesline but Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker. Del Rio with a baseball slide that sends Punk to the floor. Punk tries for the Go To Sleep on the floor but Del Rio escapes and he sends Punk into the ringside barrier and then he sends Punk over the announce table.
Del Rio readjusts the announce table but Heyman says something to Del Rio and Del Rio punches him. Del Rio stands over Heyman and then Punk hits a double sledge off the table onto Del Rio. Punk attacks Del Rio and the referee calls for the bell.
Double Count Out
Punk sends Del Rio into the ringside barrier and then he sends Del Rio back into the ring. Punk picks up Del Rio and he hits the Go To Sleep.
Next Thursday on IMPACT: A new Mafia member, Knockouts Ladder Match, Jok...
Preview Thursday's July 11 IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast from Las Vegas at 9/8c on SpikeTV - remember to set your DVR if you can't watch it Thursday night! - Who will be the next member of the Main Event Mafia? Find out on IMPACT! Magnus joined the alliance this past week - and one slot remains! Who will join Sting, Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe and Magnus to battle the Aces and Eights? Tune in and find out as the final member is revealed!
- Speaking of the Aces and Eights, they will hold a club meeting to select a new VP! With the war against the Main Event Mafia heating up, who will the Aces pick to back up the club president and World Heavyweight Champion Bully Ray?
- The ongoing "Bound For Glory Series" will feature a "Joker's Wild" competition on Thursday night, with a HUGE 25 points going to the winner! All of the BFG Series participants will be randomly paired up for tag team matches, with the winners advancing to the main event that night - a Six-Man Gauntlet Match! Whoever wins the Gauntlet Match will earn the 25 points and take a big leap in the point standings!
- Also on Thursday is the much-anticipated Knockouts Ladder Match with Gail Kim vs. Taryn Terrell, and the winner will be the new #1 Contender to the Knockouts Championship! After their acclaimed war at Slammiversary, you don't want to miss Gail vs. Taryn in a Ladder Match on Thursday night!
- Also on the broadcast, Chris Sabin has to officially hand over the X Division Championship to Hulk Hogan to confirm he is cashing in the title for a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship against Bully Ray on the July 18 "Destination X" IMPACT special on SpikeTV! More news on the "Destination X" event will be announced on Thursday night as past and present X Division stars collide for a night of high-flying action! All this and much more on Thursday's IMPACT WRESTLING on SpikeTV at 9/8c from Las Vegas
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TNA's IMPACT WRESTLING on Spike TV is coming to Louisville, KY on Thursday, July 18 at the Broadbent Arena at 7:00 pm. This SPECIAL LIVE IMPACT will feature "Destination X" - that night, the spotlight will be on TNA's high-flying X Division superstars! Watch TNA's aerial acrobats pull off some of the most insane moves you will see in professtional wrestling! X Division stars from the past and present collide - and Bully Ray will defend the World Heavyweight Championship! Check back to ImpactWrestling.com for more info!
*Times: Doors open: 6:00PM | Showtime: 7:00PM
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TNA Impact Wrestling Las Vegas, NV (Orleans Arena) July 4, 2013 Commentators: Mike Tenay, Taz Report by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Happy 4th of July to all my Americans out there and Roll Tide as usual!
Impact opens up with highlights from last week and then the NEW X-Division Champion Austin Aries makes his way down to the ring. Aries says that some people love him and some people love to boo him, but the fact of the matter is now everyone has to respect him. He says that he came out last week and did what he does, outsmarted people and created controversy. He says last year he was the man that created “Option C” meaning the X-Division Champion gets to case in the title for a shot at the World Title, and not only did he do that but he also won the World Title. Aries says that after his “clever plan” last week you can “bet your sweet ass” he is cashing it in again for a shot at the World Title at Destination X on July 18th. Aries tells Hogan to get out to the ring so he can make this thing official.
Hogan comes out and Aries tells him that he’s ready to hand the belt over for his shot at DX. Hogan accepts the belt and says that Aries has done it again. He says that Aries is the one that created Option C but he’s also created other things in TNA. He says that Aries took the X-Division to a brand new high with Option C but then took it to a brand new low by doing what he did last week. Hogan says no one in “Sin City” has seen a sin like what Aries did to Suicide. Hogan says he won’t allow the X-Division Champion to cash in on Option C until the end of the night because tonight we’re having an X-Division Title Match in the Main Event! Hogan says his first challenger will be the man that Aries stabbed in the back last week…Suicide under his new name “Manic.”
Manic comes out and he is wearing pretty much the same gear except there is a big “M” on his chest rather than the Suicide logo. Manic gets in Aries’ face but then Hogan says the other challenger will be the former champion Chris Sabin! Hogan says both Sabin & Manic get a chance to right the wrong from last week.
Sabin says one year ago he never thought he would be able to get back in the ring again, but he never gave up and never stopped fighting. Sabin says Aries is the “greatest scam that ever lived” and he earned the title while Aries cheated his way to it. He says there is nothing that Aries or anyone else can do to stop him from becoming a 6-time X-Division Champion tonight.
Bad Influence complains about the camera guy trying to get into their locker room. Camera guy says he just wants comments from Kaz about his match with AJ tonight. Kaz says there is no one that knows AJ better than Bad Influence and tonight he’ll beat him and it doesn’t matter if it’s “the clean-cut Bieber version” of AJ or the current version.
The new leader board shows that Magnus has moved up to 24 points over the weekend while Samoa Joe jumped up to 19 points behind him. The rest of the field remains the same.
BFG Series Match “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles vs. Kazarian
Both guys are former members of Fortune and are both TNA Originals having faced each other numerous times over the years including over the X-Division Title back in the Asylum days in Nashville. AJ currently has 2 points in the BFG Series while Kaz has yet to score a point. Kaz and Daniels come out dressed as Siegfried & Roy as it’s once again Throwback Thursday. Daniels is even carrying a stuffed Tiger. Kaz is going to actually continue wearing the goofy wig and weird shirt for the match. Kaz goes after AJ but AJ sidesteps him and connects with a big right hand knocking Kaz’s wig off. Kaz finally takes the shirt off as he escapes to the floor but AJ goes flying through the ropes with a Missile Dropkick to Kaz. AJ rolls Kaz back in the ring and then attempts to whip Kaz into the corner, but Kaz reverses it and charges at AJ. AJ floats up and over Kaz and then hits a hurricanrana that sends Kaz back into the corner. AJ whips Kaz into the opposite corner and then comes charging in with a Flying Forearm. AJ whips Kaz into the opposite corner and goes for another Flying Forearm but Kaz moves out of the way this time and then hits a big Monkey Flip out of the corner! Kaz beats on AJ on the mat and then whips AJ into the ropes and connects with a Heel Kick for a nearfall. Kaz taunts AJ by slapping him in the back of the head and then picks him up but AJ slaps his hand away and then connects with a series of vicious strikes capping them off with a big Lariat! AJ hits another Lariat and then a Running Back Elbow followed by another clothesline. AJ whips Kaz into the corner and then charges at him but Kaz backdrops AJ to the apron. Kaz swings at AJ but he blocks the punch and then connects with a forearm. AJ then hits the Springboard Flying Forearm! 1…2…NO Kaz kicks out! AJ picks Kaz up but gets caught with a Jawbreaker out of nowhere. Kaz then follows up with a nasty dropkick that sends AJ into the corner for a nearfall. Kaz argues with the referee and then swings at AJ, but AJ ducks and then goes for a Back Suplex. Kaz lands on his feet and then goes for a German Suplex, but AJ blocks it and goes for the Calf Killa! Kaz counters into a rollup, 1…2…NO AJ kicks out and rolls Kaz up into the Calf Killa! Kaz fights it briefly but finally taps!
Winner: AJ via submission (Calf Killa)
AJ jumps all the way up to #3 in the BFG standings with that win.
In the back Mickie James asks someone if they have her ladder set up in the ring.
Chavo Guerrero hypes Hernandez up in the back and tells him that the BFG Series is a marathon not a sprint. Chavo tells Hernandez this is his chance to get to the World Title and he’ll be in Hernandez’s corner tonight.
Mickie is in the ring with a ladder set up, and damn is she looking good. Mickie says she knows that everyone is wondering what she’s doing out there with a ladder. Mickie says she is here to tell a story and she says that to get to the Knockout division you have to climb and crawl and scratch as she climbs up the ladder. Mickie just climbed up that ladder in some big ass heels, I don’t imagine that was easy. Mickie says she is a national recording artist in Country Music and she’s the one that is being asked to walk the red carpets and she’s the one that is being asked to endorse major products (Dr. Pepper). She holds the Knockouts Title and says that she is also the Knockouts Champion, but even though she beat Velvet again last week all she keeps hearing about is the Ladder Match next week. Mickie says she wants Gail & Taryn to come out and “break a leg…in fact break everything” because at the end of the day it doesn’t even matter because neither one will ever make the history that Mickie has made or as great as she is. Mickie says whoever wins that match she’s going to take that person all the way from the top of the ladder (of the Knockouts division) down to the bottom breaking her face on each and every rung on the ladder of the Knockouts division until she is standing at the top of the division all alone. She calls herself the Knockout of the Century and raises the title in the air as she winks at the camera.
Backstage Danny Davis, Bruce Prichard, & Al Snow discuss the horrid Gut Check Match from last week. Snow says Big O did better than Ryan Howe but Howe has improved since he started (that’s scary). Prichard says that the fans didn’t respond to either guy. Snow & Prichard argue about Prichard not liking anyone. Prichard says his mind was made up in the first few minutes of the match.
We cut to the Gut Check Judges with Howe & Big O now. Someone needs to slap Al Snow for that horrible jacket he’s wearing. Prichard says Big O has been eliminated and Ryan Howe will face the judges in the ring.
The Main Event Mafia arrives in the parking lot and Angle says that the numbers keep growing, and the fourth member will be revealed to the world.
BFG Series Match Jay Bradley vs. “Super Mex” Hernandez w/Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Neither Bradley nor Hernandez has any points thus far. Hernandez & Bradley lockup and they stalemate before Bradley gets Hernandez in a side headlock. Hernandez shoves Bradley into the ropes and they run into each other but neither guy goes down. Bradley kicks Hernandez and then brings his elbow down across Mex’s back. Bradley hits the ropes but Hernandez explodes with a Shoulder Block for a nearfall. Hernandez grabs Bradley but Bradley catches him with a thumb to the eye and then beats him on him in the corner. Bradley attempts to whip Hernandez into the corner but Hernandez reverses it and charges at Bradley. Bradley nails Mex with an elbow and then climbs up top and puts his knee on Hernandez’s head and rides him down to the mat! 1…2…NO Hernandez kicks out! Bradley puts Hernandez in a chinlock but Hernandez fights it off until Bradley hits Hernandez across the back. Bradley hits Hernandez with an elbow that sends Mex through the ropes and onto the ramp. Bradley reaches out to pull Hernandez back in but Hernandez hits Bradley with a shoulder block through the ropes. Hernandez then runs down to the end of the ramp and comes flying over the ropes with Air Mexico onto Bradley in the ring! Hernandez clotheslines Bradley and then connects with a splash in the corner followed by a big over the shoulder backbreaker! 1…2…NO Bradley still kicks out! Hernandez grabs Bradley by the head but Bradley pokes him in the eyes and then mocks the Guerrero shimmy. Bradley hits an Atomic Drop and then sets up for the Boom Stick but Chavo grabs his boot behind the referee’s back. Bradley turns back around and runs right into the Get Off Me from Hernandez! 1…2…3!
Winner: Hernandez via pinfall (Get Off Me)
In the back Bully Ray talks about Austin Aries and says “you have to give that little son of a bitch credit.” Wes asks about Brooke Hogan but Bully says that’s personal and their talking about business right now. Bully says that you would have thought Hogan was in on that X-Division deal with Aries but he looked as shocked as everyone else. Wes again asks about Brooke and mentions her announcement that she’s engaged to Dallas Cowboys Center Phil Costa. Bully says he isn’t going to tell Wes again not to talk about that. He says that is personal and has nothing to do with club business. Bully says the winner of tonight’s match faces him at Destination X. Mr. Anderson says Bully doesn’t care who he faces because he can kick all of their asses but then Bully asks “what if nobody wins tonight” and they all laugh and toast each other.
Non-Title Match Bro-Mans (Jesse & Robbie E) w/ Tara vs. “Cowboy” James Storm & Gunner
As Gunner & Storm come in the ring Bro Mans jump Gunner and start beating on him in the heel corner. Jesse hits a dropkick on Gunner and then tags Robbie into the match. Bro Mans whip Gunner into the ropes and connect with a Double Back Elbow and then Jesse hits an Uppercut followed by a clothesline from Robbie for a nearfall. Robbie chokes Gunner in the ropes and then he distracts the referee as Tara chokes Gunner in the ropes as well. Robbie hits a big right hand and then tags Jesse back into the match. Bro Mans whip Gunner into the corner and then Jesse charges at him but runs into an elbow. Robbie then dives at Gunner with a Cross Body but Gunner catches him in midair! Gunner hits a Fall Away Slam and then slaps himself several times to get fired up before tagging Strom into the match. Storm hits a Flying Forearm on Jesse and then a backdrop on Robbie. Storm kicks Jesse several times and then drops him with a clothesline. Robbie runs into an Atomic Drop from Storm followed by the Backstabber! Gunner tags back in and then they whip Jesse into the ropes and then flip him into their arms. Robbie runs over but they fling Jesse into Robbie nut first! Storm tosses Robbie out to the floor and then Gunner charges at Jesse in the corner but Jesse gets a boot up. On the outside Robbie is able to pull Storm into the ring post. Jesse whips Gunner into the ropes and Gunner catches him with a Sunset Flip, but Jesse is able to block it long enough for Robbie to slide back in the ring and hold onto Jesse so he won’t flip over. Storm runs in and nails Robbie with the Last Call! Gunner then hit’s a NASTY Uranagi Backbreaker on Jesse! The fans are going nuts as Gunner lifts Jesse up on his shoulders. Storm then bounces off the ropes and catches Jesse’s head in a Neckbreaker as Gunner hit’s a Powerslam at the same time! 1…2…3!
Winners: Storm & Gunner via pinfall (Neckbreaker/Powerslam)
Main Event Mafia is shown walking backstage.
Jeff Hardy talks about Joseph Park in the back and says that Park is getting better, and he senses a bit of the dark side that’s inside Abyss and mentions his history with Abyss.
Main Event Mafia come down to the ring and is using the old theme again thankfully. Comedian Louie Anderson is shown in the crowd. Sting & Angle come out without Samoa Joe. Angle says the Main Event Mafia is back, back in the place it was originally born by the way, and they’re back for two reasons: 1 – to destroy Aces and Eights and 2 – to make sure Bully Ray losses the World Title.
Sting says the previous Main Event Mafia consisted of former World Heavyweight Champions and in situations like that you don’t always have the greatest unity so they decided to go for a no nonsense approach so that’s why they went to the 3rd member. He says this man represents change in the new Main Event Mafia and then introduces Samoa Joe.
Joe comes down to the ring looking snazzy in his MEM suit. A huge “Joe” chant starts up and he says the Mafia once again runs Las Vegas. He says for the past 12 months he’s always been a man of his own devices but he’s noticed lately that there is strength in numbers. He says that he even realizes that even a man like himself can’t beat up that many cowards at once (Aces & Eights) so now he has his own crew of the baddest men on the planet that specialize in beating up cowards. Joe says in this year’s BFG Series with Sting & Angle behind him he will run through every member of the BFG Series until he earns his shot at the gold when he will choke out Bully Ray for the World Title!
Angle says he’s the one that picked Joe as the 3rd member of the Mafia because of the amazing matches he had with Joe. He says those matches pushed him and led to respect and now that respect has led to loyalty. Angle says Joe is the baddest s.o.b. he’s ever been in the ring with. He says that Joe came to him this week with an idea of who the 4th member should be and when Joe told him he thought “damn that’s a good idea.” Angle says that many would pick this guy as the future of TNA but Angle says he is the here and now….MAGNUS!
Magnus comes out and hugs the other members. Magnus says when he was approached by Sting, Angle, & Joe he had to think about it for a split second because when opportunity knocks you answer the door. Magnus calls Sting one of the greatest in the history of wrestling and Angle the greatest wrestler bell to bell ever. He turns to Samoa Joe and says that he was put on the map because of his association and rivalry with Samoa Joe in 2012. Magnus says it’s not just about him or the Main Event Mafia even, it’s about Aces & Eights which is why he signed up for this. He says they are going to put an end to MEM for good.
Sting says July 18th is the next time the World Title is on the line and right now MEM is challenging Aces & Eights to a “fight” that night. Sting says Bully Ray asked the question “what if there wasn’t a winner tonight” and Sting says that MEM will make sure there is a winner in the X-Division Title Match.
A great promo video for Destination X in 2 weeks from now airs saying “the pass, present, and future” of the X-Division will collide at DX.
BFG Series Match “Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy vs. Joseph Park
TNA is actually selling “Park, Park, & Park” rally towels, wow. Hardy is rocking red, white, & blue pain for this match. Park offers a handshake and Hardy accepts. Hardy gets the crowd behind him and then they lockup and Park forces Hardy into the corner. They break clean and then Hardy gets Park in a side headlock. Park shoves Hardy into the ropes and then catches Hardy with a shoulder block to take Hardy down. Park seems surprised at that and then they lockup again and this time Hardy gets Park in a side headlock. Park shoves Hardy into the ropes and then goes for a clothesline, but Hardy ducks it and catches Park with a Leaping Mule Kick. Park retreats to the corner and Hardy comes flying in with a Splash and then he attempts to whip Park into the corner, but Park reverses it and charges at Hardy. Hardy floats up into a Spinning Headscissors Takeover and then hit’s the Twist of Fate! Hardy climbs up top and dives off with the Swanton, but Park rolls out of the way! Park picks Hardy up and slams him into the corner. Park hits Hardy with a forearm and then whips Hardy into the opposite corner. Park seems confused as to what he should do and then he whips Hardy hard into the corner again. Park again seems lost as to what he should do next before hitting a big Splash in the corner! The referee checks on Hardy and then Park hits a Snapmare Takeover and puts Hardy in a headlock. Hardy fights back up to his feet and breaks the hold with body shots. Hardy bounces off the ropes and ducks a clothesline and then hits a Flying Forearm! Hardy follows up with an Atomic Drop and then a takedown before Leg Dropping Park in the balls! Hardy hits a Basement Dropkick and covers Park for a nearfall. Hardy goes for the Twist again but this time Park shoves him into the ropes and connects with a Samoan Drop! Park climbs up top and hit’s the Closing Argument! 1…2…NO Hardy kicks out! Park goes for a Splash in the corner but Hardy catches him with an elbow and then climbs up top and dives off with the Whisper In The Wind! As Hardy lands he sells the back and hip. Park’s lip is busted and when he sees the blood he flips the hell out! Park grabs the referee and nails him with the Black Hole Slam! Hardy asks him what the hell is wrong with him and then Park snaps back into it realizing what just happened. Another referee runs out and disqualifies Park.
Winner: Hardy via DQ
Park gets 10 points deducted for getting disqualified while Hardy earns 3 for the win.
Ryan Howe joins the Gut Check Judges in the ring and I still want to kick Al Snow in the balls for that horrendous jacket. Ryan Howe says “abso-freaking-lutely” to the question of whether last night was his best effort. Big “NO” chants start up as Snow talks. Snow says he was the one that decided to give Howe this chance after watching him get better and grow. Snow’s answer is “no” despite all that.
Howe says it takes a lot of guys a lot of years to get a chance like this and for him to have that chance he knows he’s doing something right after just a few short years. The fans try their damndest to drown out Howe’s promo with boos. Howe says he proved he can entertain the fans like no one has ever seen (yeah nonexistent). He says he’s the future of TNA and then Danny Davis says his mind was made up before but the fans have changed his mind because Howe did not let them sidetrack him while they were booing him out of the arena. Davis says he thinks Howe has potential and it will take time but his answer is “yes” which gets a ton of boos.
Bruce Prichard says Howe definitely got a reaction from the audience and he won’t doubt his heart or desire, but if this was any other type of competition he might get a chance to go on to another round but this is Gut Check and the answer is NO. The fans actually popped for the “no.”
In the back Bully Ray says its Main Event time so it’s time to go to the ring and watch nobody win. DOC approaches Bully and says he heard MEM’s challenge and that he could take them out them out singlehandedly and he should be the next VP. Anderson walks up and mocks him and says he’s campaigning and next week there will be a vote so he needs to shut up. Bully says if Anderson & DOC spent as much time on taking out MEM instead of stabbing each other in the back they may have gotten the job done by now. He says they need to go out there and raise some hell and piss some people off.
Aces & Eights come out and will watch the match from the crowd.
A video package hypes up the Ladder Match for next week.
Main Event TNA X-Division Championship Triple Threat Match “A-Double” Austin Aries (c) vs. Chris Sabin vs. Manic
Manic has some new music for his new name, it’s pretty generic though. Both Sabin & Manic go after Aries as the bell rings. Manic and Sabin shove each other away as they both want to beat on him. Sabin hangs Aries up in the tree of woe in the corner and elbows Manic in the face as he tried to get in on the action. Manic hits a Hesitation Dropkick on Aries in the corner and then Sabin kicks Manic and whips him into the opposite corner. Sabin nails Manic with a clothesline and then a Hesitation Dropkick on Aries of his own! Sabin whips Manic into another corner and then charges at him, but Manic flips over him and then grabs Sabin only to get elbowed in the head. Sabin kicks Manic and uses the momentum to slingshot himself over the top to the apron. Sabin hits a shoulder block on Manic through the ropes and then slingshots himself into a Sunset Flip on Manic for a nearfall! Sabin tosses Aries out to the floor and then whips Manic into the corner, but Manic floats over a charging Sabin. Sabin goes for a Lariat but Manic ducks and catches Sabin with a Spinning Octopus! Manic then transitions into a rollup, 1…2…NO Aries breaks it up! Aries hits Manic with a series of elbows and then whips him into the corner and charges at him only to run right into an elbow from the former Suicide. Manic springs to the top but Aries takes his legs out from under him crotching Manic on the top. Sabin nails Aries with a nasty Mafia Kick sending him out to the floor! Sabin climbs up top with Manic but Manic shoves Sabin off. Sabin then charges at him again but Manic cartwheels off the top rope using the ropes to balance himself. Manic then hits the ropes and ducks a clothesline from Sabin and hangs in between the ropes as Sabin looks on in frustration. Sabin charges at him but Manic drops down and Sabin goes flying through the ropes to the floor. Manic drop toe holds Aries into the ropes and then goes for a Springboard into a Guillotine Leg Drop over the top rope onto Aries as he hung on the ropes, but Aries moves out of the way and Manic crashes on the apron. Aries climbs up top but Sabin pulls him down and lights him up with chops. Sabin puts the boots to Aries and then attempts to whip him into the corner, but Aries reverses it and charges at Sabin with a Running Back Elbow followed by a Snapmare. Aries climbs up top and dives off with a Missile Dropkick to a seated Sabin! 1…2…NO Sabin kicks out! Aries backdrops Sabin over the top and then rakes his eyes across the ropes. Sabin climbs up top and dives off with the Diving Savage Flying Axe Handle on Sabin! Aries then goes for a Brainbuster but Sabin counters into a Front Suplex on Aires on the ramp! Aces & Eights begin walking toward the ring and as Manic set up for a dive Knux trips him. The referee was checking on Sabin & Aries on the ramp. Manic kicks Knux into the announce table and then dives over the top onto DOC on the floor, but DOC catches him in midair and Powerbombs the ever loving hell out of him on the floor! Aries and Sabin realize that Aces & Eights have surrounded the ring but Main Event Mafia begins walking down to the ring!
Back from the break Manic is being stretchered to the back. Sabin & Aries are fighting on the apron and Aries hits a NASTY Death Valley Driver on Sabin on the apron! Main Event Mafia is watching over the match at ringside. Sabin is almost counted out before he finally rolls back in the ring and Aries quickly covers him for multiple nearfalls. He even stacks Sabin up and almost does a headstand trying to use all of his weight to keep Sabin down but Sabin still kicks out. Aries hit’s a Hangman’s Neckbreaker, 1…2…NO Sabin kicks out again! Aries drags Sabin through the ropes and hit’s another Neckbreaker as Sabin was hung up in the ropes! 1…2…NO Sabin kicks out and then Aries talks some trash to Sting at ringside. Aries spits on his hand and slaps Sabin which seems to awaken Sabin as he gets pissed and lights Aries up with chops and slaps! Sabin turns Aries’ chest into hamburger meat with chops and then he kicks the hell out of him and stands his throat! Sabin hits a Snapmare Takeover followed by an Enziguri! Sabin then hits a Running Mafia Kick! 1…2…NO Aries kicks out! Sabin goes for the Cradle Shock but Aries blocks it and backs Sabin in the corner. Aries nails Sabin with a multitude of nasty elbows and chops! Aries sets up for the IED but Sabin gets his boot up catching Aries in midair! Sabin goes for a Mafia Kick but Aries moves out of the way and Sabin’s leg gets caught in the ropes. Aries then grabs the leg and slams it across the apron. Aries climbs up top and dives off with a Missile Dropkick! Aries follows up with the IED and then he goes for the Brainbuster, but Sabin quickly rolls him up! 1…2…NO Aries kicks out! Sabin connects with a Spinning Back Kick and then he goes for the All Hail Sabin, but Aries counters into the Brainbuster! 1…2……..NO Sabin still kicks out! Aries locks in the Last Chancery! A big “this is awesome” chant starts as Sabin fights the hold! Sabin fights to the ropes to break the hold and then Aries stomps on his neck and climbs up top. Aries goes for the 450 Splash but Sabin rolls out of the way and hits a Powerbomb! 1…2…NO Aries kicks out but Sabin immediately goes into the All Hail Sabin! 1….2…..NO Aries kicks out! Sabin can’t believe it as a “TNA” chant starts. Sabin goes for Cradle Shock but Aries reverses it into a rollup! 1…2…NO Sabin kicks out! Aries gets back to his feet and hits the Roaring Elbow! Aries also crashes down to the mat as both men are laid out. They both get back to their feet and exchange strikes. Sabin hits a Spinning Back Kick and then a Running Elbow in the corner. Sabin runs to the opposite corner to set up for something but Aries follows right behind him with the IED! Aries lifts Sabin up to the top rope and goes for a Super Brainbuster but Sabin blocks it and hits a Super Cradle Shock off the top! 1…2…3!
Winner & NEW X-Division Champ: Sabin via pinfall (Super Cradle Shock)
After the match Sabin fist bumps with the MEM members and then raises the belt and points to Bully Ray. Sabin grabs a microphone and says all he has to say is that Bully Ray may very well be looking at the next World Heavyweight Champion!
“Final Thoughts” will be up tomorrow morning.
QUICK RESULTS 1) BFG Series: AJ Styles def. Kazarian via submission (10 points) 2) BFG Series: Hernandez def. Jay Bradley via pinfall (7 points) 3) James Storm & Gunner def. Bro Mans 4) BFG Series: Jeff Hardy def. Joseph Park via DQ (3 points) 5) TNA X-Division Title 3-Way: Chris Sabin def. Austin Aries (c) & Manic to win the title!
BFG Series Standings 1) Magnus (24 points) 2) Samoa Joe (19 points) 3) AJ Styles (12 points) 4) Jeff Hardy (10 points) 5) Mr. Anderson (7 points) Austin Aries (7 points) Hernandez (7 points) Christopher Daniels (7 points) 6) Kazarian (0 points) Jay Bradley (0 points) Hernandez (0 points) Bobby Roode (0 points) 7) Joseph Park (-10 points)
Scheduled for Next Week: - Knockouts #1 Contenders Ladder Match: Gail Kim vs. Taryn Terrell - BFG Series Jokers Wild Tournament
Gail Kim tweeted her thoughts about Madison Rayne's announcement that her TNA contract expired and she was no longer with the company, here is what she had to say;
"I am disappointed yes about @MRayneTNA I know a lot of ppl are asking. She is a talented and great person to work with and it's been my honor. shes ready to have a major milestone in her life and then when she is ready, im sure she will grace us w/her presence once again! Long live the queen! .... And ninja "
Here is what Madison Rayne replied with;
"@gailkimITSME I love you BFFFFF!!! Couldn't have imagined finding such an incredible friend in such a crazy business! I'll see u soon!"
PWInsider.com is reporting that TNA has officially released Sam Shaw. Shaw who only appeared on TNA television a handful times starting with HardCORE Justice, is said to be the first of many releases coming. The report goes on to claim that anywhere between 5-8 releases are forthcoming.
Shaw will also be appearing at the HardCORE Justice 2 pay per view event which airs this Friday. As of this writing, Shaw's profile is still viewable on the Impact Wrestling Wrestler Roster Page
TNA Knockout Madison Rayne just announced via her twitter account that her contract with TNA has expired. From all indications, she will not be re-signed with the company. Rayne, who is currently pregnant wrote the following:
"My contract w/ TNA has ended. I want to thank you all for the constant love & support and PROMISE you I will be back in the ring again soon! Huge thank you to @TNADixie and the entire @IMPACTWRESTLING family for giving me my dream job :)) I'll see y'all again soon!! "
- There is no official word yet on what Ricardo Rodriguez was suspended for but there's online rumors that he had been taking fat burners. Independent wrestler Leva Bates, who is a good friend of Ricardo's, made a post this morning about him being suspended for using fat burners. Her post was quickly deleted. Another indy wrestler, JD Maverick, made a reference to fat burners in a Facebook post he made:
"So weird that some WWE Superstars get arrested for DUI’s, pot, and other illegal activity AND don’t get suspended…yet fat burners from GNC get you 30 days? GTFO."
Breaking news: WWE suspends Ricardo RodriguezSTAMFORD, Conn. – In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program, WWE has suspended Jesús Rodríguez (Ricardo Rodriguez) for 30 days effective immediately for his first violation of the company’s policy.
- Tonight's WWE RAW opens up with Vickie Guerrero backstage. She announces Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena for tonight. We go to the RAW opening video.
- Michael Cole welcomes us to RAW as Daniel Bryan makes his way out. Cole is joined by Jerry Lawler and JBL on commentary. Bryan takes the mic and fans start chanting yes. There is a ladder set up in the ring.
Bryan talks about Randy Orton and then how everyone is wondering if he can ride the wave of momentum into Money in the Bank and win the ladder match. Bryan wants to be one of the greats and brings up Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, The Rock and Bruno Sammartino. Bryan says it's been far too long since he won Money in the Bank. He says he will be WWE Champion. Sheamus comes out to the stage and gets a pop from the crowd. Sheamus heads to the ring and brings up how he quickly beat Bryan at WrestleMania. The crowd boos. Sheamus isn't going to let anyone get in his way. They exchange disses and out comes Randy Orton with a mic.
Orton talks about how long it's been since he was champion. Orton says he is starving and a starving man takes what he needs. Orton says he needs the WWE Title. Orton says he will cash it in on the first unexpected champion he sees. Bryan brings up how he made Orton tap out last week and the fans start chanting "you tapped out." Orton threatens to drop Bryan. Orton says nobody is safe at Money in the Bank. Out comes Kane next. He agrees, nobody is safe, especially Orton. Kane says nobody has been more ruthless in WWE than him, especially when it comes to the WWE Title. Fans start chanting for CM Punk but Christian comes out to interrupt. Christian says he has more experience and success than anyone when it comes to Money in the Bank. Christian says he wants one more match and that's going to be for the WWE Title. Christian says he is the best guy in this match. Out comes Punk to a big pop.
Punk says he respects Christian and what he's done in his career but he's the best in the world and he is the best at the Money in the Bank matches. Punk reminds everyone he's won it twice and says soon, he will be the only person to win it three times. Punk says the bottom line is that nobody can touch him in the ring. Punk looks at the camera and says Rob Van Dam's name. He knows RVD is fearless with no regard to his personal safety. Punk gives props to Sheamus and Orton but Bryan cuts him off. Bryan threatens to make Punk tap out if he says one more word. Orton ends up hitting a RKO on Kane while Kane is arguing with Bryan. Everyone waits for a fight to break out. Christian and Punk start backing away from the ring. Orton's music hits as Bryan stares him down. Bryan checks on Kane as Orton heads up the ramp.
- We're going to be looking back at WWE Champions tonight. We get a highlight video for the legendary Buddy Rogers. Then we see a World Heavyweight Title video for Lou Thesz. This is to hype Del Rio vs. Cena for later tonight. We go to commercial.
- We get a vignette for The Wyatt Family.
Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns vs. Christian and The Usos
We go to the ring and out comes WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns with WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose. Out next comes Christian followed by The Usos.
Rollins starts out with one of the Usos. Ambrose comes in and takes over. They turn it around on Ambrose and Christian comes in off the top. Ambrose cuts Christian off with a knee to the gut and taunts him. Christian drops Ambrose into the bottom rope and he rolls to the floor to regroup. The Usos dive out and take Reigns and Rollins down on the floor. Christian dives out and takes out Ambrose. We go to commercial with The Usos and Christian standing in the ring.
More back and forth after the break. Ambrose mocks Christian and gets the fans to clap. Christian takes him out with a kick. Uso and Rollins come in at the same time and both go down. Christian tags back in and goes at it with Rollins. Christian with a big backdrop and a shot to Reigns on the apron. Christian turns around to a big kick from Rollins. Ambrose comes back in and stomps away on Christian. Lots of right hands from Ambrose while on the mat. Christian counters and drops Ambrose but Reigns breaks a pin up. Uso comes in but Reigns hits him with a Superman punch to send him to the floor. Ambrose and Christian go at it. Ambrose gets the win with a roll up.
Winners: The Shield
- Kane is backstage when Daniel Bryan walks in. He apologizes for what happened earlier. Bryan went to Vickie Guerrero and got him something to make it better. Kane says Bryan has done enough and to stay out of his business. Bryan got Kane a rematch against Randy Orton tonight. Kane is happy to hear that. He thanks Bryan. Bryan adds that he will be the special guest referee and walks away, leaving Kane upset again.
Dolph Ziggler vs.
We go to the ring and out comes Dolph Ziggler without AJ Lee and Big E Langston. We go to commercial before his opponent comes out.
Back from the break and Jinder Mahal is out with the rest of 3MB. Mahal strikes first but Ziggler counters and shows off. Mahal controls most of the match but Ziggler comes back out of nowhere with a Zig Zag for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
- After the match, Ziggler fights off 3MB. He makes Drew McIntyre clothesline Heath Slater on the floor. Ziggler hits Zig Zag on Drew and poses on top of the announcers table.
- We get another highlight video looking back at former WWE Champion Bruno Sammartino and former World Heavyweight Champion Harley Race. Still to come, Cena vs. Del Rio.
- Back from the break and Vickie Guerrero is backstage with Brad Maddox. Vickie is about to badmouth The McMahons when Triple H walks in. He thinks Vickie is doing a great job with the show tonight because she's giving the fans what they want - Cena vs. Del Rio, Orton vs. Kane. Vickie says she's stressed because other family members are telling her what to do. Triple H tells her to listen to what they say but don't do any of it, do what he says. He walks off and Vickie looks frustrated.
- We get a graphic for Mark Henry vs. John Cena at Money in the Bank. They air a nice video looking back at Henry over the years.
Kane vs. Randy Orton
We go to the ring and out first comes Randy Orton. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and special guest referee Daniel Bryan is in the ring. Kane comes out next. Orton strikes first and takes Kane to the corner. Kane turns it around. Orton ducks a right hand and stomps on Kane. Kane levels Orton with a huge right hand. Orton fights out of another corner. Kane drops him with an elbow to the face. Kane with a running dropkick and a 2 count. Orton fights out of a hold but Kane scoops him. Orton slides out and hits a Thesz Press with right hands.
Bryan stops the match and disqualifies Orton and then re-starts it. We come back from a commercial and Kane is in control with Orton on the mat. Orton fights out with rights and a headbutt. Kane with a big clothesline in the corner. And another. Kane with the big sideslam.
Kane comes flying off the top rope but Orton cuts him off with a dropkick to the gut. Orton comes back and hits the powerslam. Orton with the second rope draping DDT but Kane blocks it and goes for a chokeslam. Orton fights him off. Orton with a backbreaker. Orton finally hits the second rope DDT. Orton gets the crowd fired up and readies for the RKO. Bryan gets in the way and Kane drops Orton with a big boot after the distraction. Kane covers for the pin as Bryan quickly counts.
- After the match, Kane argues with Bryan for cheating to help him win. Bryan says Kane would have lost if it weren't for him. Kane grabs Bryan by his throat and holds him. Kane lets go and exits the ring. Orton comes back in and lays Bryan out with a RKO.
- Paul Heyman is backstage with CM Punk and Curtis Axel. Punk isn't thrilled. Punk says he trusts Heyman but not Axel. Heyman wants Punk to trust his best judgment.
- Still to come, Del Rio vs. Cena. We get another highlight video looking at former WWE Champion Bob Backlund and former World Heavyweight Champion Dusty Rhodes. Back to commercial.
Fandango vs. Sheamus
Back from the break and out comes Fandango with Summer Rae. This is his first match back since suffering a concussion. Sheamus is out next. Lots of offense from Sheamus early on in the match. He works Fandango over on the floor. Sheamus tries to bring Fandango back in but he kicks Sheamus in the head. Fandango comes in but Sheamus hits a right hand to the gut. Fandango counters again with another kick to the head for a 2 count.
Fandango unloads on Sheamus and keeps him on the mat now. Sheamus makes a comeback and hits the forearm shots on the apron. Fandango rolls towards the ramp and leaves with Summer Rae as the fans boo and the referee starts counting.
Winner by Count Out: Sheamus
- Still to come, Cena vs. Del Rio in the main event. Up next, The Miz will face Ryback. Back to commercial.
Ryback vs. The Miz
Back from the break and out comes Chris Jericho for commentary. Ryback is out next followed by The Miz.
They lock up and Ryback takes it to the corner. Miz counters and goes for Ryback's leg. Ryback shoves Miz across the ring and beats him down. Ryback keeps Miz on the mat and stomps away on him. Ryback drops a bunch of knees into The Miz while he's down. Miz finally makes a comeback in the corner. He ducks a clothesline and goes back to Ryback's leg. Miz with a knee lift and a kick to send Ryback to the floor. Miz with the clothesline in the corner. Miz comes off the top rope but Ryback ducks. Miz goes back to the knee and takes Ryback down. Miz goes for the Figure Four but works on the leg some more in the corner. Ryback clutches his leg and tells the referee to call the match.
Winner: The Miz
- After the match, Jericho comes in the ring and gives Ryback a Codebreaker.
- We get another highlight video looking at former WWE Champion Hulk Hogan and former World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair. Still to come, Cena vs. Del Rio tonight. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and out comes Mark Henry to the stage. Henry comes out and says he earned the nickname World's Strongest Man. Henry talks about coming up and earning the respect of every Superstar that he's ecer worked with. Henry says being nice and doing everything for the business got him nowhere. He deserves to be WWE Champion, damn it. After all the years Henry has given to WWE and the fans, he's earned the right to be WWE Champion. Henry says the fans are just a bunch of puppets. He says at Money in the Bank, nobody is going to keep him down anymore. Henry says he's going to do the right thing... for himself. After he beats John Cena, nobody in the world will be able to deny him. Henry looks into the camera and tells Cena he's going to beat his ass at Money in the Bank. Henry's music starts up and he heads to the back.
- Vickie and Brad are backstage when Vince McMahon walks in. Vince asks Vickie what Vince told her about Daniel Bryan last week - that he's small and has issues. Vince says Vickie and Brad aren't listening to him. Vince gives her props on tonight's main event. Vince says they are throwing money away because that match should be on pay-per-view. Vince says she and his other family members don't understand business, good business. Vince indirectly threatens their jobs and tells them to enjoy the rest of the night.
- Up next, Punk and Axel vs. The Prime Time Players. Back to commercial.
CM Punk and Curtis Axel vs. Darren Young and Titus O'Neil
Back from the break and out first comes CM Punk. Darren Young and Titus O'Neil wait in their corner. Out next comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel with Paul Heyman.
Punk and Axel discuss who will start the match and Axel gives it to Punk. Fans chant Punk's name. Axel slaps Punk on the back and tags himself in. They argue now. Young and Axel go at it now. Young sends Axel to the mat. Punk wants Axel to tag him in but he won't. Axel works over Young in the corner now. Punk asks for a tag again but Axel stalls and won't tag him. Titus comes in and goes at it with Axel but Axel gets the upperhand. Punk argues with Axel some more about a tag. Fans chant for Punk. Titus levels Axel with a clothesline and takes control.
Titus taunts Punk and the fans before tagging Young in for some double teaming. Young takes Axel to their corner and keep him there. Titus comes back in for more offense in the corner. Titus with an abdominal stretch now. Axel fights back but Titus keeps him from tagging Punk. Titus with a big slam to the mat. Titus taunts Punk some more before going back to work on Axel. Titus runs into knees from Axel and both go down. Fans chant for Punk again. Young and Punk come in at the same time. Punk flies in and takes out Young, then Titus. Punk with the spinning neckbreaker on Young. Punk hits the high knee in the corner and a clothesline on Young. Punk goes up top and nails the big elbow drop. Punk gets the fans fired up and calls for GTS. He nails it on Young but Titus runs in. Punk tosses Titus out of the ring. Axel tags himself in and steals the pin on Young for the win.
Winners: CM Punk and Curtis Axel
- After the match, Heyman tries to raise their hands but Punk doesn't want any part of it. Punk and Heyman argue as the fans chant Punk's name. Punk walks off.
- We get another highlight video looking at former WWE Champion Steve Austin and former World Heavyweight Champion Sting. Still to come, Cena vs. Del Rio in tonight's main event.
Alicia Fox vs. Kaitlyn
Back from the break and Alicia Fox waits in the ring. Out next comes Kaitlyn with Layla right behind her.
Kaitlyn strikes first and goes to work on Alicia. Early 2 count by Kaitlyn. Alicia comes back with a dropkick to the jaw and a 2 count. Fox with another quick pin attempt. Alicia with a bridge pin for a 2 count. And another pin attempt. Kaitlyn comes back with a spear out of nowhere for the win.
- After the match, AJ Lee and Big E Langston come out to the stage. AJ runs Kaitlyn down and calls her trash. AJ says she knows it, Big E knows it and all the fans are about to know it. AJ brings up some modeling photos Kaitlyn did before she came to WWE, when she was broke and desperate. Kaitlyn shows a photo of Kaitlyn and it's photoshopped to make her look about 400 pounds. AJ says Kaitlyn will lose at Money in the Bank.
- Vickie and Brad are backstage. Stephanie McMahon appears and isn't happy. She asked Vickie to fix the AJ situation two weeks ago. Stephanie goes on and Vickie is getting frustrated with the McMahons. Stephanie says Vickie will have a public job evaluation next week on RAW, in the middle of the ring. Vickie could become the official General Manager of RAW or she could lose her job. Stephanie walks off and Vickie cries.
Cody Rhodes vs. Antonio Cesaro
Back from the break and out comes Cody Rhodes with Damien Sandow, who cuts a promo about Money in the Bank on the way to the ring. Antonio Cesaro comes out next with Zeb Colter. Zeb speaks from the stage about what's going on in America. Zeb says a real American is back and out comes Jack Swagger. Zeb says they're here to draw first blood in this revolution. Cesaro and Cody start the match.
Cesaro ends up getting the win after Cody gets pinned when Sandow distracts him.
Winner: Antonio Cesaro
- We get another highlight video looking at former WWE Champion Triple H and former World Heavyweight Champion Booker T. Still to come, Cena vs. Del Rio in the main event.
- The Bella Twins are backstage with Jo Jo and Eva Maria, the new girls from Total Divas. Apparently they've called a cast meeting. The Bellas put them down and take credit for Total Divas. The new girls say they're all the stars of the show. Cameron, Naomi and Natalya come in and put their two cents in. The Bellas say they're carrying all the weight of the show. The Bellas rip AJ and Kaitlyn also. More arguing among the Divas.
- The announcers hype Bray Wyatt and The Wyatt Family. They will be coming next week.
John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio
World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio comes out for tonight's main event as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes WWE Champion John Cena to a mixed reaction. Cena and Del Rio go at it to start the match. They run the ropes and Cena hits a big hip toss. Cena takes Del Rio to the mat now. Cena with a shoulder. Del Rio comes back with a hip toss. More back and forth. Del Rio retreats to the floor to regroup. Del Rio comes back in and goes to work on Cena with kicks. Del Rio stomps away now.
Del Rio goes on and gets a 2 count. Cena comes back and hits the big bulldog. He charges in the corner but Del Rio moves and Cena hits the ring post. Cena lands out on the floor. Del Rio follows and sends Cena crashing into the fan barrier. Del Rio taunts Cena and rolls him back in the ring. Del Rio comes crashing down off the top but Cena kicks out at 2. Del Rio with more stomps now. Del Rio charges but Cena moves and he lands out on the floor. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Del Rio has Cena grounded on the mat. Cena comes back with a dropkick out of nowhere. Cena with shoulder block but he misses the second. Del Rio with a kick to the shoulder as he sends Cena back to the floor. Cena comes back and hits the shoulders. Del Rio slides out of an Attitude Adjustment and hits a Backstabber. Del Rio with a 2 count. Cena blocks the cross armbreaker and hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Del Rio blocks the AA and hits a German suplex for a 2 count. Cena with a belly to belly suplex for a close 2 count. Cena goes to the top but Del Rio kicks him to the mat for a close 2 count. Del Rio misses a second kick but blocks the STF. Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for 2. Del Rio turns Cena upside down in the corner and kicks him. Del Rio charges but Cena pulls up and Del Rio hits the ring post. Cena climbs up and comes crashing down with a crossbody for a 2 count. Del Rio blocks an AA and applies the cross armbreaker. Cena rolls through and goes for the STF. Mark Henry comes walking down the ramp and Cena breaks the hold. Henry walks around the ring and stares at Cena. Del Rio rolls Cena up for 2. Kick to the head and another 2 count on Cena. Dolph Ziggler comes down and climbs to the top. Cena nails the AA on a distracted Del Rio for the win.
Winner: John Cena
- After the match, Henry grabs the WWE Title belt from ringside and walks into the ring with it. Henry acts like he's going to charge Cena but doesn't. Henry throws down the WWE Title belt and Cena goes to pick it up. Once again Henry makes Cena jump. Henry laughs at Cena before leaving the ring. RAW goes off the air with Cena staring Henry down from the ring after the announcers plug The Wyatt Family debut for next week.
IMPACT Preview: Next Mafia member revealed | BFG Series Matches | Thursd...
Preview Thursday's special July 4 Independence Day IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast on SpikeTV at 9/8c as TNA invades Las Vegas! Remember - if you can't watch it Thursday make sure to set your DVR! - The countdown is on to the July 18 "Destination X" IMPACT special on SpikeTV, featuring TNA's high-flying X Division Superstars! How will Hulk Hogan last week's controversy involving Austin Aries hijacking the Suicide persona and capturing the X Division Championship? Will Aries cash in the title for a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship? Or, does The Hulkster have other plans after what Aries did? Hogan will address Aries and his actions at the top of the broadcast! - Who is next to join Sting's "Main Event Mafia" to battle The Aces and Eights? Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe have joined the alliance - and a new member will be revealed on Thursday in Las Vegas! - Who will get the shot at the World Heavyweight Championship? The "Bound For Glory Series" continues on Thursday night - featuring two HUGE matches with points up for grabs: "The Charismatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy faces Joseph Park in a BFG Series bout, as well as AJ Styles taking on Kazarian in a BFG Series Match! - Plus, what will be the fate of last week's "Gut Check" competitors as they chase their dream of earning a TNA contract? The hopefuls face the judges on Thursday night and will learn their fate! All this and much more on Thursday's IMPACT WRESTLING at 9/8c on SpikeTV from Las Vegas!
Former Talents Create Rumors of Sexual Harassment Posted by Steve Carrier on 06/30/2013 at 09:45 AM
- There are rumors on Twitter that some of the WWE NXT developmental Divas are facing sexual harassment from a trainer there.
A few weeks ago, former WWE star Trent Baretta was asked if NXT Diva Bayley is similar to him. Baretta responded:
"nope. She's way prettier... I don't even get sexually harassed by my strength coach."
Last week, recently released star Briley Pierce, the brother of Dolph Ziggler, made some interesting tweets but they have since been deleted. Here they are from a screencap posted on WrestlingForum.com:
WWE announced Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton have been fined an undisclosed monetary amount for their chair shot exchange in a Street Fight on Monday's Raw.
“We don’t allow chair shots to the head in WWE,” said Paul "Triple H" Levesque, WWE's Executive Vice President, Talent and Live Events. “We understand it was in the heat of the moment but we take this very seriously and as a result, [Orton and Bryan] were fined.”
Orton offered comment on the fine, stating, "Trust me, it was enough."
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