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It will be all-our war between two of the most powerful groups in wrestling on Thursday night as the Main Event Mafia battle The Aces and Eights for supremacy in TNA! However, by the end of the night one of the alliances will be fractured, as per the match stipulation, the wrestler that loses the match will be GONE from TNA! BOUND FOR GLORY SERIES LADDER MATCH Jeff Hardy vs. AJ Styles vs. Austin Aries vs. Kazarian (The winner receives a huge 20 points in the BFG Series!) Thursday's "Hardcore Justice" special will feature an all-important "Bound For Glory Series" bout with a HUGE 20 points going to the winner! Four of TNA's most experienced Ladder Match warriors will battle, with the winner closing the BFG Series point gap to catch current leader, Magnus! KNOCKOUTS TORNADO TAG TEAM MATCH (No Disqualification, No Countouts) Knockouts Champion Mickie James and Gail Kim vs. Velvet Sky and ODB Don't miss the lovely but lethal Knockouts in action on Thursday night as Knockouts Champion Mickie James teams with Gail Kim to battle former champion Velvet Sky and ODB! Plus, more matches will take place on Thursday's special IMPACT as TNA goes HARDCORE! Don't miss the huge broadcast LIVE at 9/8c on SpikeTV!
WWE Smackdown Results August 9, 2013 Rockford, Illinois By: Mike Tedesco or Wrestleview.com
"Then. Now. Forever." The WWE video leads us into the show.
The Smackdown video plays, and Michael Cole welcomes us to the show. He's alongside John "Bradshaw" Layfield.
Randy Orton vs. Rob Van Dam
They circle the ring and lock up. RVD quickly applies a side headlock, but Orton takes him down with a drop-toe-hold. Orton goes for a front face lock, but RVD gets out of it. They stand up quickly in a stalemate. They circle around the ring again before locking up. Orton applies a side headlock, and RVD whips him off. Orton runs him over with a shoulder block before hitting the ropes. RVD leapfrogs and backflips over him before taking him down with a rolling wheel kick. RVD does his taunt to the delight of the crowd.
They circle the ring a third time before Orton kicks him and takes him down with a headlock takeover. Orton keeps the headlock applied, and RVD fights up to his feet. RVD elbows out, but Orton takes him down with a dropkick to the back of the head for a two count. The crowd is chanting for RVD, and Orton stares out at them. Orton turns around into a jumping heel kick. RVD charges, but Orton ducks. RVD flies over the top rope to the outside. Orton follows him outside and bounces his face off the barricade. Orton goes to drive his head into the steps, but RVD blocks it. RVD does the maneuver to Orton. RVD gives Orton a front suplex onto the barricade before getting on the apron. RVD does his taunt before hitting a diving spin kick to the back of Orton. Both men are down at ringside as a commercial break hits.
We come back from the break to see Orton dropping a pair of knees on RVD. Orton picks him up and puts him in the corner. Orton climbs to the second rope and unloads with the classic ten punches to the head. Orton whips him to the opposite turnbuckle and runs into a back elbow. RVD climbs to the top rope, and Orton quickly pushes him off to the outside. RVD hits the barricade on the way down. Orton goes outside and gives him a back suplex onto the barricade. Orton throws him into the ring and covers him for a near fall.
Orton grabs him by the hair and applies a chin lock. Orton holds it in for a bit before RVD begins fighting up. RVD elbows out and hits some punches. RVD clotheslines him a pair of times before ducking one and hitting a superkick to the throat. RVD drops him with a falling slam before hitting the split-legged moonsault for a near fall. RVD goes to the top rope and takes him down with a summersault senton for another near fall. RVD goes for a monkey flip, but Orton sidesteps him. RVD lands on the second rope, and Orton clubs at him before hitting his patented backbreaker! Orton slowly covers for a near fall.
Orton slowly clotheslines RVD down a pair of times before ducking one and hitting a powerslam for a near fall. Orton puts him on the apron for a hanging DDT, but RVD pushes him back to the center of the ring for a northern lights suplex for a near fall. RVD charges, but Orton back body drops him to the apron. RVD shoulders him and goes for a springboard maneuver, but Orton dropkicks him back to the apron. Orton then executes his classic hanging DDT. Orton gets the crowd into it before dropping down in position. Orton goes for an RKO, but RVD kicks him in the face. RVD rolls him up with his legs for a near fall. RVD blocks a kick and hits a step-over spinning heel kick to the face. RVD immediately follows up with Rolling Thunder before pulling himself up to the top rope. Orton rolls out of the way of the Five Star Frog Splash before dropping RVD with an RKO for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Randy Orton Match Rating: ** 1/2
Alberto Del Rio will face his Summerslam opponent Christian in a non-title match later tonight. Miz TV is coming up next with special guests AJ Lee and Big E Langston.
The WWE Rewind shows Layla defeating Kaitlyn on RAW after a distraction by AJ Lee.
The ring is decorated with the set of Miz TV. Standing in the center is the man who is the Official Host of Summerslam, The Miz. Miz welcomes the crowd to most must-see WWE talk show in history. His first guest has as many talents as she does mood swings. Miz asks the crowd to welcome everybody's favorite pigtail wearing, ramp skipping, backstabbing, dumped and diabolical Divas Champion AJ Lee and Big E Langston.
AJ Lee comes out skipping as Big E Langston power walks behind her. Footage is shown of Langston defeating Dolph Ziggler on Monday Night RAW after some help from AJ. The Miz mentions the common denominator in the replays shown: AJ Lee. Miz asks what the relationship is between her and Langston. AJ says Langston is there for her, and he's a good guy. Miz does his "Really" thing, and AJ says he is her best friend before making him do a fist bump. Miz sarcastically says that is cool. Miz then mentions that AJ has had a lot of friends in WWE. She tried to ruin their lives. Friends like John Cena (she says she only pushed him off one ladder), Daniel Bryan (who would marry that beard, she asks), CM Punk (she contends Bryan broke his fall through the table), Kane (who wore a mask during everything, and now Dolph Ziggler. AJ says that Miz doesn't get it. He doesn't understand how many times she has had her heart broken. Miz says she's always the victim before asking if she might be the problem.
AJ says they deserved what they got. They aren't good guys or heroes. They tricked her into falling in love with them, and then they left her. She should have had her best friend Kaitlyn to turn to, but she left her too. AJ asks if Miz knows what will never leave her, even when she's old and gray. She says it's the Divas Championship. AJ says that title will be with her forever. It will never abandon her like that selfish, bleach blonde, disrespectful, cold-hearted, small little man Dolph Ziggler.
Dolph Ziggler's music hits, and he comes out to a nice reception smiling. Ziggler gets in the ring, and AJ has her head down a bit. Ziggler tells AJ to face it: women just can't get over him, including her. AJ shakes her head in the negative. The crowd chants for Ziggler. AJ says he's out her because he isn't over her. They had something special, and he is just so sad that he will never be able to touch her again. Kaitlyn's music hits, and she comes out to a good reaction from the crowd. Kaitlyn says Ziggler can't touch her, but she can. Kaitlyn says she doesn't get it. AJ cost her the title, and she cost Ziggler the title. Kaitlyn asks why she's so obsessed with them. Ziggler asks what AJ's problem is.
Ziggler and Kaitlyn shout insults at them before The Miz breaks it up. Miz says he sees what is going on here. Since he is the host of Summerslam, he feels like he can do anything. He feels like he can create a match for Summerslam right now. This is what will happen at Summerslam. It will be AJ Lee and Big E Langston versus Kaitlyn and Dolph Ziggler.
Kaitlyn says she can't wait to slap the crazy right off AJ's face. AJ tackles her over a couch. Langston punches Ziggler down before ripping Kaitlyn away from AJ. Langston tells her to calm down before Ziggler hits him with the Zig-Zag. Kaitlyn then spears AJ down. Ziggler and Kaitlyn celebrate in the ring.
Daniel Bryan will take on Wade Barrett. Bryan shaved off part of Barrett's beard during his corporate makeover on RAW. We'll take a look at Brock Lesnar's latest attack on CM Punk, next.
The RAW Rebound airs, and it features highlights of the CM Punk versus Curtis Axel match. Brock Lesnar assaulted CM Punk after the match with a chair.
Brock Lesnar will be interviewed later tonight.
Alberto Del Rio is in Vickie Guerrero's office, and he asks why he has to face Christian tonight when he already has to face him at Summerslam. Vickie says she does not answer to him. Del Rio says he's the World Heavyweight Champion, and they should work together. Vickie says she gave him the opportunity to pick his opponent, and he chose Ricardo Rodriguez. Del Rio says she saw what happened to Rodriguez on RAW. Vickie says what he did to Ricardo on RAW and Christian last week was despicable. Del Rio says if he gets hurt tonight, he might not be able to compete at Summerslam. Vickie says that's a risk she is willing to take.
Fandango comes out to the ring dancing with Summer Rae. He'll face Kofi Kingston in a rematch from RAW, next.
Fandango w/ Summer Rae vs. Kofi Kingston
Kingston quickly applies a waistlock, but Fandango elbows him in the face. Fandango punches him, but Kingston comes back with some kicks. Kingston sends him into the ropes, but Fandango takes him down with a shoulder block. Fandango does a two-step before hitting the ropes. Kingston leapfrogs him a few times before hitting a back elbow. Kingston kicks him in the corner before hitting an avalanche. Kingston sends him into the ropes and goes for Trouble in Paradise, but Fandango holds on to the ropes. Kingston charges, and Fandango gives him a back body drop over the top rope. Fandango follows him outside before hitting a snap suplex on the floor.
Fandango throws him into the ring for a one count. Fandango punches away at him before sending him into the ropes for a back elbow. Fandango picks up a two count before applying a chin lock. Kingston fights up and punches. Fandango stops the momentum with a club to the back. Kingston blocks a back suplex, but Fandango clubs him. Kingston turns the back suplex into a falling cross-body for a one count. Fandango charges him in the corner, but Kingston sidesteps him, causing him to hit the ring post shoulder first.
The crowd is chanting for Kingston as he chops Fandango down a few times before hitting a dropkick. Kingston hits a leaping clothesline before going to the ropes for a Boom Drop. Fandango quickly rolls out of the ring. Kingston takes him down with a baseball slide. Kingston goes to the top rope, but Summer Rae stands between him and Fandango. Kingston gets on the apron to yell at her. Kingston then charges, and she bails out of they way. Kingston takes Fandango down with a flying clothesline. Kingston turns, and Summer Rae is screaming while holding her ankle. Fandango capitalizes on the distraction by ramming Kingston face-first into the ring post. Summer Rae jumps up and down to show she was faking the injury. Fandango sends Kingston into the ring and goes to the top rope for his Diving Leg Drop. Fandango picks up the win from there.
Winner by Pinfall: Fandango Match Rating: * 1/2
Daniel Bryan is walking backstage when Renee Young stops him. She asks for his thoughts on the corporate makeover. Bryan says he likes the way he looks. When they asked him to cut the beard that was the breaking point. He gave Wade Barrett a makeover instead. Despite what John Cena says, he has never changed who he is to get to the WWE. One thing he will change is history when he beats John Cena for the WWE Championship at Summerslam. With all apologies to Vince McMahon, "The beard is still here!"
Daniel Bryan will face Wade Barrett, next.
Footage is shown from the end of RAW when Randy Orton took out both Daniel Bryan and John Cena with RKOs.
Daniel Bryan vs. Wade Barrett
Barrett is beardless and sporting some razor burns from Bryan's attack on Monday. Barrett also came to the ring with a buzzer in hand.
They circle the ring, and Barrett unloads with some punches and knees. Barrett talks some trash as the crowd chants for Bryan. Barrett sends him to the corner, but Bryan backflips over him. Bryan hits the ropes, ducks a clothesline, and hits a flying elbow to the throat. Bryan hits some kicks to the midsection before hitting the ropes. Barrett follows him and clotheslines him over the top rope. Barrett drives him spine-first into the barricade. Barrett talks a little trash before sending him into the steel steps. Barrett sends him into the ring for a two count. Barrett chokes him on the ropes before kneeing him in the ribs. Barrett backs up and big boots him to the apron. Barrett pulls him into the ring for a near fall. Barrett knees him in the back and applies a surfboard stretch. The crowd wills Bryan on, and he fights up. Barrett pushes him to the corner and charges, but Bryan sidesteps him.
Bryan backs up and charges for his running dropkick, but Barrett counters into the Winds of Change for a near fall. Barrett leaves the ring and grabs the buzzer. Barrett turns it on and goes to shave Bryan's beard, but Bryan blocks it. Bryan kicks him away and hits a flying knee off the apron. Bryan throws him into the ring and goes to the top rope for the Flying Goat. Bryan quickly goes to the Yes! Lock for the submission victory!
Winner by Submission: Daniel Bryan Match Rating: * 1/4
The crowd is going crazy for Daniel Bryan with cheers and "YES" chants. Bryan takes the buzzer, puts it on the steel steps, and stomps on it, breaking it to pieces. Bryan leads the crowd in a "YES" chant.
Renee Young is backstage with Damien Sandow. She airs footage of Cody Rhodes throwing Sandow's Money in the Bank briefcase into the Gulf of Mexico two weeks ago. Sandow silences her. Sandow says we've learned that Cody Rhodes is a thief, he destroyed his coveted Money in the Bank briefcase, and they'll settle their differences at Summerslam. Being the Intellectual Savior of the Masses, he is always one step ahead of his competition. Sandow has a solution to the briefcase dilemma. He asks her to behold the new and improved, Sandow-ized Money in the Bank briefcase. Sandow shows the briefcase, which appears to be made of wood. Sandow says this should serve as a symbol and warning to Alberto Del Rio. Inside is a contract that Del Rio will see in the future. At that time, he will become the World Champion of the unwashed masses.
Christian will take on Alberto Del Rio in a non-title match later tonight. It's an early preview of Summerslam. Kane will be in action, next.
Footage is shown of Kane challenging Bray Wyatt to a Ring of Fire match at Summerslam.
3MB vs. Kane
Kane takes them down with punches before sending Heath Slater to the corner for a clothesline. Drew McIntyre quickly dropkicks Kane down, and Jinder Mahal picks him up. McIntyre and Mahal hold Kane up as Slater punches away at him. Kane breaks free of their hold by big booting Slater and punching the other two. Kane sends them all over the top rope individually. Kane uppercuts McIntyre, bounces Mahal off the commentary table, and drives Slater into the apron. Kane sends McIntyre into the steel steps before throwing Slater over the commentary table. Kane goes into the ring with Mahal and Chokeslams him down for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kane Match Rating: 1/4 *
Bray Wyatt appears on the titantron saying "Ring of Fire" over and over again. Luke Harper and Erik Rowan are behind him. Wyatt says that type of fight is meant to cater to a man who fancies himself as the Devil's Favorite Demon. Wyatt likes that. Wyatt says there has been an interruption here. Kane hasn't grasped the concept of what is truly going on here. Wyatt asks if Kane really believes that a simple fire can control the souls of his brothers. They are everywhere. Sooner or later, that fire that Kane calls his own will rise up around him. The tables will be turned. Kane will be locked inside the monster. The fire fears him because it's smart enough to know that it could never hurt him. Wyatt says he has a secret: he is already dead. Wyatt quietly repeats that line before laughing.
In the ring, Kane makes the tops of the turnbuckles explode with fire before his music hits.
Michael Cole mentions that there is an exclusive interview with Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar appears on the screen. Lesnar says, "A lot of people see this match between me and CM Punk at Summerslam as a personal issue between Punk and Paul Heyman with me just being there as Paul's muscle. Let me make it clear: it is personal between me and Punk. I've never liked Punk. He walks around here calling himself 'The Best in the World.' Look at him, and look at me. I look at him and see a joke. The only reason I let him exist all this time is out of respect for Paul. The corporate idiots are calling this match at Summerslam, 'The Best versus The Beast.' You listen to me: The Beast is The Best, and you're looking at him.
"Punk thinks just because he tapes his hands and has a bunch of tattoos and takes MMA classes for beginners at his local gym that he's a tough guy, well he's not. People have asked me if there is any professional jealousy between me and Punk. What do I have to be jealous of? Was Punk an NCAA Division I Heavyweight Champion? No. Was Punk a UFC Heavyweight Champion? No. There is no jealousy in Brock Lesnar. And as far as him being WWE Champion, I was the Undisputed WWE Champion back when CM Punk was wrestling for a hundred people in high school gyms.
"Now, I'll give him credit where it's due. Holding the WWE Title for 434 days non-stop is impressive, especially for a guy like him, but CM Punk has never faced anyone in his entire life like me because there is nobody like me. Size DOES matter. At Summerslam, CM Punk is going to learn what it means to truly be victimized by Brock Lesnar."
CM Punk will take on Paul Heyman next week on Monday Night RAW.
Christian makes his way to the ring. He'll be in action against his Summerslam opponent Alberto Del Rio in a non-title match, next.
Footage is shown of Alberto Del Rio viciously attacking Ricardo Rodriguez on Monday Night RAW.
Christian vs. Alberto Del Rio
They circle the ring, and Del Rio ducks a lock up. Del Rio clubs and kicks him down. Del Rio applies a side headlock. Christian tries to whip him off, but Del Rio holds on. Christian tries again, but Del Rio still holds on. Christian punches him in the ribs and whips him off, but Del Rio takes him down with a shoulder block for a one count. Del Rio taunts Christian as he gets to his feet.
Christian goes for a test of strength, but Del Rio kicks and punches him down instead. Christian reverses a whip and takes him down with a trio of shoulder blocks for a one count. Christian quickly executes a headlock takeover, but Del Rio soon fights up. Del Rio backs him to the corner and shoulders him in the midsection a few times. Del Rio hits a snapmare and kicks him in the back. Del Rio charges, but Christian gives him a drop-toe-hold into the ropes. Christian slingshots over the top rope and goes for a punch, but Del Rio moves. Christian quickly gets back in the ring and throws him over the top rope. Christian gets the crowd into it and gives Del Rio a baseball slide into the commentary table.
We come back from the break to see Christian punching Del Rio in the corner before going for the classic ten punches. Christian goes to the second rope and tries for a tornado DDT, but Del Rio pushes him off. Christian tries to get up, but Del Rio double stomps him on the back for a near fall. Del Rio sends him to the corner and charges, but Christian avoids him. Del Rio slides out of the ring and pulls his feet out from under him. Del Rio goes to crotch him on the ring post, but Christian pulls his face into the ring post instead. Christian goes to the top rope as Del Rio slowly gets up. Christian goes for a plancha, but Del Rio avoids it and pushes him head first into the barricade!
Del Rio stomps away at Christian before throwing him in the ring for a near fall. Del Rio applies a chin lock, and the crowd quickly gets behind Christian. Christian gets to his feet and punches out of it. Christian hits the ropes and kicks Del Rio in the head. Christian hits the ropes again, and Del Rio catches him with a flapjack. Del Rio quickly kicks him in the face, and Christian rolls to the apron. Del Rio gets out of the ring and hits a running kick to the side of Christian's head.
Del Rio goes back in the ring and looks at the crowd as they chant "USA." Del Rio kicks Christian before putting him in the tree of woe. Del Rio kicks him a few times before the referee backs him up. Del Rio taunts Christian and slaps him in the face. Del Rio talks a little trash before the referee backs him up. Christian stuns Del Rio with some punches before going to the top rope. Del Rio cuts him off, and they both climb the ropes. Del Rio goes to superplex Christian to the outside of the ring, but he blocks it. They both push one another, and they fly off the turnbuckle to the floor! Both men are down as a commercial break hits.
We come back from the final break to see Del Rio hit a missile dropkick off the second rope for a near fall. Del Rio brings Christian to the corner before applying a Cross Arm Breaker over the top rope. Del Rio releases the hold before being disqualified, and he taunts the crowd. Del Rio goes to the top rope, and Christian cuts him off. Christian climbs to the top rope and hits a super hurricanrana for a near fall. Christian starts pounding the mat to get the crowd into it. They trade punches with Del Rio coming out on top. Del Rio drives him to the corner and shoulders him a few times. Del Rio backs up and runs into Christian's boots. Christian then takes him down with a missile dropkick.
Christian slingshots over the top rope and uppercuts him before going to the top rope for a cross-body block. Christian picks up a near fall. Christian takes him out with a flying back elbow. Christian signals for his finisher, but Del Rio gets out of it. Christian flips through a back suplex, but Del Rio is able to catch him with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a near fall. Del Rio kicks him in the ribs before shouldering him in the kidneys. Del Rio charges, but Christian kicks him. Christian goes for a springboard sunset flip, but Del Rio rolls through. Christian ducks a kick and goes for the Killswitch, but Del Rio counters into a backstabber for a near fall!
Del Rio stands on Christian's face and pulls on his mouth. The crowd is chanting for Christian. Del Rio pulls down a kneepad, but Christian ducks the shin kick to the head. Christian quickly comes back with a spear for a near fall! Del Rio begs Christian off before shouldering him in the midsection and sending him shoulder first into the ring post. Del Rio taunts the crowd before trying for a Cross Arm Breaker. Christian rolls through and catches him with a cradle for a near fall! Del Rio quickly kicks him in the head, and Christian collapses into the ropes. Del Rio pulls him to the center of the ring, and Christian surprises him with a small package for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Christian Match Rating: *** 1/2
Alberto Del Rio pushes the referee and flips out at ringside. Del Rio kicks the steps and pulls on the ring apron. Del Rio argues his case with the commentators before ripping the top off their table. Del Rio grabs Christian to attack him, but Christian counters him with the Killswitch! Christian walks off and goes to the back as Del Rio is down in the center of the ring.
All of a sudden, Damien Sandow's music hits, and he comes to the ring with his briefcase in hand and a referee by his side. Sandow motions to the referee that he's cashing in, but Cody Rhodes quickly runs out and goes to the top rope. Rhodes takes him out with a cross-body block. Rhodes punches away at him before hitting the Cross Rhodes! Rhodes stands over Sandow before leaving the ring. Sandow and Del Rio are down in the ring as Smackdown comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
Randy Orton def. Rob Van Dam Fandango def. Kofi Kingston Daniel Bryan def. Wade Barrett via Submission Kane def. 3MB Christian def. Alberto Del Rio (non-title)
News on Eva Marie's Segment with Stephanie McMahon
Even though the WWE Total Divas reality show is scripted, word from Monday's RAW is that Eva Maria is "passionately hated."
It's also noted that the only person who comes off worse than Eva Marie is Ariane, known on TV as Cameron. One WWE source said, "Cameron is an idiot, but everyone in the company already knows that so it's nothing new."
The one thing that was real on the show was the tears by Eva Marie when she met with Stephanie McMahon. The storyline where Eva lied about her dance background in the hopes that she'd be chosen to be Fandango's dancer was fake but when they started putting the show together, they got word that while Stephanie was always super busy on Mondays, she would make time if they could come up with a good storyline for the show.
Eva went into Stephanie's office with the idea that she'd done something really bad and that Stephanie was pissed at her. Stephanie was in character the whole time but Eva didn't know that, which is why we got the real tears on television. Some WWE talents were laughing at the storyline, since it's almost impossible to get any time with Stephanie on Monday but it was played up on Total Divas like there was no problem.
- As noted before, WWE recently released Alberto Del Rio's brother Memo Montenegro from his developmental contract. Memo, real name Guillermo Rodriguez, will be working for the WWL promotion under the name El Hijo del Dos Caras. He's also signed with his cousin, El Sicodelico Jr., who was also signed to WWE developmental at one point.
TNA Impact Wrestling Wichita Falls, TX (Kay Yeager Coliseum) August 8, 2013 Commentators: Mr. Anderson, Taz & Jeremy Borash Report by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Impact Wrestling opens up with Aces & Eights swarming Mike Tenay backstage. Taz says that Tenay turned his back on him and now he’s going to show him what that feels like. Taz will be doing commentary with JB tonight, oh joy.
Highlights from last week lead us into Aces & Eights leader Bully Ray making his way down to the ring accompanied by Taz and Mr. Anderson. Taz looks like such a goof wearing a biker vest and gym shorts. Taz and Anderson sit next to JB while Taz screams at JB saying that he’s sitting at Taz’s desk not JB or Tenay’s.
Bully Ray says he’s not in a very good move as everyone can tell and last week everyone saw the #August1st warning, Tito Ortiz. Bully says nobody does a surprise quite like him and he wasn’t impressed by Tito’s appearance. Bully gives Tito some advice, to stay out of his way or he will smack Tito in his “stupid face.” Ray says reason #2 he’s in a bad mood today is because they arrived today to find out he and Devon are scheduled to be in a tag team match against Chris Sabin and a mystery partner. Bully says he and Devon are the greatest tag team to ever live so it’s beyond disrespectful to not tell him who Sabin’s partner is.
Bully says it doesn’t even matter because next week at Hardcore Justice Sabin will be locked inside a steel cage with Bully which is bad news for Sabin. Bully tells Sabin to get out to the ring so they can get the contract signing over with.
The World Champion, Chris Sabin, makes his way down to the ring and Bully tells Sabin that his belt looks horrible around Sabin. He says he can tell Chris is scared right now. Sabin says that looks can be deceiving and if he remembers earlier this year Bully had the whole wrestling world deceived. Sabin says Bully is so full of crap his eyes are brown and his breath smells like feces. He says a month ago if you would have asked everyone in the back if he could beat Bully probably every one of them would have said no he can’t beat Bully except Sabin himself. Sabin says he did beat Bully and he reminds Bully that it was he and A&8 that brought the hammer into the ring, not Sabin. He says he just gave him a little taste of his own medicine and at Hardcore Justice it will be just he and Bully. Sabin says he WILL beat Bully again.
Bully mocks Sabin and tells him to stop running his mouth. Bully screams for Hogan to come out with the contract and Hogan comes out but not Hulk, Brooke walks down to the ring. Bully asks her what she’s doing and Brooke says she’s here because Hulk is out of town meeting with the board which receives a chorus of boos. Brooke says that they’ve been reviewing the contract for the title match and Bully’s contract as well. She says that Hulk e-mailed her and she’s about to read what he sent.
Brooke says that because of Bully trying to pull the legal stunt with the title TNA is going to hold Bully to the letter of the law with every contract. She says there was a special clause in the Destination X contract and at Hardcore Justice if Bully does not win the belt back he will never get another shot at it!
Bully calls it a load of crap and says he will not be bullied by Brooke, Sabin, or Hulk. He says it will be a cold day in hell when Bully gets bullied by a Hogan. Brooke asks Bully if he’s really going to let the whole world find out what she had to find out in their marriage that he’s all talk and little action. Bully gets pissed and signs the contract and then throws it at her.
Sabin signs the contract and Brooke raises it up as Bully talks trash to Brooke and Sabin.
Mr. Anderson & Taz get pissed at JB for being happy over what just transpired.
JB hypes up Samoa Joe vs. Hardy which is up next.
BFG Series Match “Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe (26) vs. “Charismatic Engima” Jeff Hardy (17)
Joe is sitting in 2nd place of the BFG Series while Hardy is sitting in the 5 spot. Interestingly Joe and Hardy have only faced each other a handful of times over the years so this should be a fun one. They lockup in the center of the ring with Joe getting the advantage on hardy with a wristlock but Hardy quickly gets to the ropes to break the hold. They lockup again and Joe forces Hardy into the corner. They break clean but then Joe catches Hardy with a body shot followed by a series of jabs. Joe whips Hardy into the opposite corner and then charges but Hardy floats up into a Spinning Headscissors that sends Joe crashing into the turnbuckles. Hardy follows up with a clothesline and Joe rolls out to the floor. Hardy hits a Slingshot Dropkick through the ropes and then dives off the apron with a Plancha onto Joe on the floor! Hardy tosses Joe back into the ring and then attempts to whip Joe into the corner but Joe reverses it right into a Forearm Smash! Joe lights Hardy up with a series of chops and then whips Hardy into the corner. Joe hits a Running Back Elbow followed by a Leaping Enziguri! Hardy falls through the ropes down to the floor and Joe follows him out with an Elbow Suicida through the ropes onto Hardy on the floor! The big man flies!
Back from the break Joe hits an Atomic Drop on Hardy followed by the Backsplash Senton! 1…2…NO Hardy kicks out! Joe picks Hardy up and hits a Snapmare Takeover before locking in a rear chinlock. Hardy fights up to his feet and breaks the hold with back elbows but then Joe slams him to the mat by his head. Joe tosses Hardy into the corner but Hardy fights back with right hands. Joe rakes Hardy’s face and then lays into him with jabs in the corner. Joe nails Hardy with a Knife Edge Chop and then he hits the ropes. Hardy attempts a hurricanrana but Joe counters into a Powerbomb! 1…2…NO Hardy kicks out and Joe immediately rolls him over into an STF! Joe transitions into a Scissored Armbar! Hardy tries to roll Joe over but Joe rolls through into a Crucifix! 1…2…NO Hardy gets his feet in the ropes to break the count! Joe chops Hardy and then whips him into the corner but as he charges Hardy gets his feet up. Hardy kicks Joe again and then tosses him into the turnbuckles. Hardy hits a clothesline and then a back elbow. Hardy attempts to whip Joe into the ropes but Joe reverses it only to eat a Flying Forearm from Hardy! Hardy hits an Atomic Drop followed by a Leg Drop to the yam bag and then a seated dropkick for a nearfall. Hardy picks Joe up but Joe shoves him away and then tosses him into the corner. Joe charges at Hardy but Hardy nails him with an elbow and then springs to the top and dives off with the Whisper in the Wind! 1…2…NO Joe kicks out! Joe retreats to the corner and Hardy charges at him only to get caught with a Uranage Suplex! Joe lifts Hardy up to the top rope and goes for the Muscle Buster, but Hardy blocks it and then goes for the Twist of Fate! Joe counters into the Coquina Clutch! Hardy almost gets to the ropes but Joe pulls him back to the center of the ring! As it looks like Joe is going to drop down to his back and lock the hold in Mr. Anderson stands up at the announce table as if he’s going to do something. This distracts Joe long enough for Hardy to catch Joe with a Jawbreaker! Hardy stacks Joe up, 1…2…3!
Winner: Hardy via pinfall
Joe stares Anderson down at ringside.
Earlier today Daniels discusses the match with Kazarian tonight. He says he doesn’t understand why Frankie has to be so selfish right now and he says that Bad Influence was built over 15 years of friendship. He says there has to be a leader and a follower or a captain and his crew and the captain has always been Daniels. He says that he’s always been better and Frankie needs to understand that. He says he is 3-0 and Kaz is 0-3 and Daniels’ time is now, and Kaz needs to understand that.
BFG Series Mr. Anderson (21) vs. Magnus (49)
Mr. Anderson leaves the announce table for the match. Anderson slaps Magnus instead of locking up which Magnus responds to in kind. They exchange slaps but then Anderson puts Magnus in a side headlock. Magnus shoves Anderson into the ropes only to get caught with a shoulder block. Anderson then hits the ropes again but runs into a back elbow from the Brit. Magnus tosses Anderson into the corner and then charges at Anderson but runs right into a boot from the A&8 VP. Anderson then charges back at Magnus but Magnus catches him with a Big Boot. Magnus whips Anderson into the ropes and goes for a backdrop but Anderson kicks him. Anderson then hits the ropes and charges at Magnus but gets backdropped over the top to the floor! Magnus beats Anderson around ringside and then attempts to whip him into the ring steps but Anderson reverses it sending Magnus crashing into the steps! Anderson breaks the referee’s 10 count and then slams Magnus into the ring apron. Back in the ring Anderson hangs Magnus’ arm up in the ropes and twists it. He then hits a series of wristlock shoulder blocks. Magnus shoves Anderson into the corner and then charges at him but Anderson gets his boot up and then hits a shoulder block for a nearfall. Anderson puts Magnus in a Keylock submission. Magnus has a pretty nasty welt on his back from getting tossed into the ring steps. Magnus fights off the hold but Anderson hits him in the back and then goes for a Suplex. Magnus blocks it and reverses into a Vertical Suplex of his own, but Anderson responds with a Flying Armbar! 1…2…NO Magnus kicks out! Anderson and Magnus exchange right hands but Anderson hits Magnus in that arm that he just hit the Flying Armbar on repeatedly before putting him in a wristlock. Anderson slams Magnus to the mat by that arm and then stomps his hand. Anderson swings at Magnus but he ducks and nails Anderson with a Back Suplex! Magnus hits a series of clotheslines and then goes for a Scoop Slam, but Anderson blocks it and hits the ropes but Magnus is right behind him with a clothesline! Magnus whips Anderson into the ropes and goes for another clothesline, but Anderson ducks and then goes for a Cross Body Block. Magnus catches him in midair and hits the Tormentum! Magnus climbs up top but Anderson crotches him on the top rope. Anderson climbs up with Magnus and goes for a Superplex but Magnus knocks him off and then dives off with the Flying Elbow Drop but Anderson rolls out of the way! Anderson sets up for the Mic Check but Bobby Roode walks down with a chair and nails Anderson with it! Magnus looks stunned but then Roode pats him on the back and laughs before leaving as Magnus realizes Roode just cost him 10 points.
Winner: Anderson via DQ
Backstage Bobby Roode says what happened is just a continuation of what happened last week. He says he told everyone that things would change and he went back to the old Bobby Roode to get points on the board. He says he found out who he truly was and says he loves to be selfish. He says at BFG the World Title will be his again. He says he just changed the landscape of the BFG Series by taking 10 points away from the leader. He says there is more to come so stay tuned.
Backstage the referee of the last match is approached by Magnus who says Brian Hebner did what he had to do and he doesn’t hold anything against him. Magnus says things have a way of working themselves out and he’ll get those points back.
Jesse & Robbie E talk about “kicking Tara to the curb” because it’s “Bro-Mans over romance.” Mickie James interrupts them and she says that she needs them to focus tonight. She says they need to take care of Gunner & Storm and she’ll take care of ODB. Mickie says they can thank her later when her shining spotlight trickles onto their “shinny little bro faces.” Robbie asks Jesse “what does trickle even mean, bro?”
More footage of the Tito Ortiz reveal last week is shown.
Ortiz is shown arriving backstage.
Backstage Sting and Drunk…I mean Kurt Angle approach Chris Sabin backstage. Sabin thanks Sting and Angle for watching his back at Destination X. Sabin says he has a plan for the Main Event tonight but it requires some trust from them.
Tito Ortiz makes his way out to the ring and JB asks him what he’s doing in TNA. Ortiz says he knows everyone has lots of questions but he doesn’t have too many answers for them. Before he says anything else Kurt Angle’s music interrupts him. Angle walks out and gets in Tito’s face. Angle says he knows who Tito is and he respects his accomplishments but he has to understand that he is entering Angle’s world. He says this is his ring and he’s earned the right to be called the greatest wrestler alive. He says he’s an Olympic gold medalist and has won more titles than you can shake a stick at. He says he respects Tito and while he’s in TNA he’ll respect Tito’s space but he better respect Angle’s.
Bully Ray interrupts them and says they may respect each other but he doesn’t respect either one of them. Bully says he could come in the ring and double leg Tito and make him tap out and he’s been beating the hell out of Kurt for the past 10 years. Bully says Tito must of not heard him earlier tonight and he introduces himself to Tito. Bully says he is the guy that will smack Tito in his stupid face if he gets in his way. Bully says he’s done with the both of them.
Angle & Tito shake hands before Kurt walks away.
6-Man Tag Team Match Bro-Mans & Mickie James vs. Gunner, “Cowboy” James Storm, & ODB
Jesse & Robbie’s music is atrocious, but Mickie’s short shorts make up for it though. Storm and Robbie will start the match off. Storm gets Robbie in a side headlock but Robbie shoves him into the ropes only to get hit with a shoulder block. Storm hits the ropes and Robbie leapfrogs him and then goes for a Hip Toss, but Storm counters into one of his own tossing Robbie violently across the ring! Storm charges at Robbie in the corner but Robbie backdrops him over the top rope. Storm lands on the apron and nails Robbie in the back with a Leaping Enziguri! Storm follows up with a Leaping Neckbreaker and then he mounts Robbie and lays into him with right hands. Jesse hits him from behind and then Robbie puts the boots to Storm. Robbie tags Jesse in and then hits Storm with a uppercut followed by a clothesline from Robbie for a nearfall. Jesse hits a Standing Dropkick but as he grabs Storm he eats a back kick to the gut. Storm then follows up with a DDT and both men are down. They both get back to their feet and Jesse shoves Storm into the corner. Jesse charges at Storm but Storm gets his boots up. Storm then grabs Jesse but Jesse runs him into the turnbuckles and hits a series of shoulder blocks. Jesse follows up with several clotheslines and then lays into Storm with stomps showing some aggression. Jesse tags Robbie back in and they exchange elbows on Storm. Robbie hits the ropes and goes for a clothesline but Storm kicks his arm away and hits him with the Backstabber! Storm tags in Gunner and he clotheslines Robbie and then knocks Jesse off the apron. Gunner hits a Uranage Backbreaker! Gunner sets up for the Gun Rack but Mickie runs in and jumps on his back! ODB pulls Mickie off and slams her to the mat! ODB shoulder blocks Mickie and then Gunner locks Robbie in the Gun Rack! Jesse breaks it up and then Bro-Mans set up for a double team move but James Storm rearranges Jesse’s face with the Last Call! Robbie dives off the top but Gunner catches him in midair and he hits a Powerslam while Storm hits Robbie with a Neckbreaker at the same time! 1…2…3!
Winners: Storm, Gunner, & ODB via pinfall (Neckbreaker/Powerslam combo)
Gail Kim attacks ODB from behind after the match! As the referee pulls Gail away Mickie then hits ODB from behind as well. Mickie tries to get a high five from Gail but she doesn’t oblige her.
Backstage Kazarian reminds us that last week that Daniels called him “poor Frankie” and over the last year or so they’ve been teaming Daniels has forgotten than Kaz is a 5-time X-Division Champion and that he’s beaten Daniels many times over the last 11 years. He says tonight isn’t about Bad Influence, it’s about him and about winning the BFG Series. He says tonight its “poor Chris.” Kaz is wearing one of his old school “Kaz” jackets rather than a Bad Influence jacket.
Backstage Team 3D bitch about Sabin making them wait to find out who his partner is. They argue over whether they’re 23 or 24 time Tag Team Champions but Bully settles on “a lot of times Tag Team Champions.” He says he’s going to give Sabin a taste of what he will get in the cage next week and Devon says he’s going to send a message to the MEM.
BFG Series Match “Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels (21) vs. Kazarian (0)
Kaz and Daniels are wearing different tights tonight deciding to go with their various singles looks. Daniels with angles wings on his tights and Kaz with bright green and black tights with his name across the back like he used to wear. They lockup repeatedly but stalemate each time. Kaz catches Daniels with a Fireman’s Carry and then puts him in a keylock, but Daniels reverses it into a wristlock and climbs up to his feet. Kaz grabs the ropes and flips forward to reverse the hold on Daniels before going for an Irish Whip. Daniels reverses it and connects with an armdrag. Daniels holds onto the armbar and taunts Kaz by rubbing his head. Kaz fights up to his feet and shoves Daniels into the ropes. As Kaz drops down in front of Daniels, Daniels cartwheels over him and then catches Kaz with another armdrag. He holds onto the armlock but Kaz counters with a headscissors. Daniels breaks the hold but as he gets to his feet Kaz catches him with a Drop Toe Hold and locks in a side headlock. Daniels fights up to his feet and shoves Kaz into the ropes. Daniels leapfrogs Kaz but as Daniels lands Kaz quickly rolls him up! 1…2…NO Daniels kicks out! Kaz hits a Side Headlock Takeover and holds onto the headlock but Daniels rolls him over into a pin for a nearfall. Kaz rolls back over and keeps the headlock on. Daniels rolls him over and gets another nearfall. Daniels fights up to his feet but Kaz transitions into a wristlock and then goes for a whip, but Daniels counters into a Backslide! 1…2…NO Kaz kicks out and then trips Daniels and floats over into a jackknife for a nearfall of his own. Daniels tries to kick Kaz but Kaz catches his foot and then goes for a kick of his own. Daniels catches his foot as well and then spins him around and into an attempt at Back Suplex. Kaz lands on his feet and then goes for a German Suplex but Daniels blocks it and then locks Kaz in a waistlock. Kaz breaks it with a back elbow and then explodes off the ropes with a shoulder block. Daniels gets pissed and shoves Kaz so Kaz answers back. They get into each other’s face and Kaz shoves him down. They circle each other and then they both leave the ring and turn around back at the referee. They just watch as Earl Hebner counts them both out. Kaz & Daniels hug and count along with him.
Winner: DRAW via double countout
Daniels & Kaz raise each other’s arms and both celebrate the win.
Bobby Roode’s music interrupts their celebration and he walks out with a steel chair again. Roode acts like he’s going to attack them with the chair but then drops it and smiles at them. They allow Roode to get into the ring and Roode tells them to climb in with him.
Roode says for the past several months everyone has been paying attention to the Aces & Eights and the reformation of the Main Event Mafia, and the arrival of Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz. Roode says while everyone has been paying attention to that they’ve forgotten about the 3 man standing before everyone now. Roode says they are the 3 men that compromise 25% of the BFG Series landscape and says there is strength in numbers. Roode says they are a new force in TNA and he says one of them will walk into the BFG as the winner of the BFG Series. He says that he told the world the game would change and now it has. He tells the fans to take a long hard look at the men standing in the ring because one of the 3 will be the next World Heavyweight Champion.
Backstage Tito Ortiz says he’ll be at Hardcore Justice and his hands may be all over the show.
JB reveals that next week there will be a special 4-Way Ladder Match with 20 points in the BFG Series on the line as AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, Austin Aries, & Kazarian do battle!
A video package highlighting the MEM/A&8 rivalry is shown.
Chris Sabin reveals his partner as Sting and 3D goes nuts in the ring. As Sting & Sabin get ready to climb in the ring Kurt Angle attacks 3D from behind as he’s the real partner!
Main Event Chris Sabin & “Olympic Hero” Kurt Angle vs. Team 3D
Sabin and Angle beat on 3D in separate corners with Sabin going after Bully and Angle after Devon. Angle drags Devon out to the floor as Sabin hits a series of round kicks to the back of Bully. Angle slams Devon into the ring steps and Sabin chokes Bully with his boot. Sabin hits more round kicks as Angle rolls Devon back into the ring. Sabin and Kurt whip 3D into each other and then Angle clotheslines Devon and Sabin hits a Bulldog on Ray! A big “USA” chant erupts directed at Angle. Sabin goes out to the apron and Bully does as well. Angle hits a Vertical Suplex on Devon for a nearfall. Devon begs for a timeout and then pokes Angle in the eyes. Ray tags in and he swings at Angle, but Angle ducks and catches Ray with an armdrag! Ray fights up to his feet but Angle twists his arm and then tags Sabin in. Angle holds Ray’s arm out and Sabin dives off the top with a Flying Axe Handle. Sabin attacks the arm of Bully relentlessly and then hangs it up in the ropes and pulls on it. Sabin kicks the arm and then tags Angel back in. Sabin holds the arm while Angle chops it. Angle puts the boots to Ray in the corner and Ray tires to fight out but Angle cuts him off. Angle whips Ray into the corner hard and then knocks Devon off the ropes. As Angle turns around Ray trips him and then stomps on Angle’s leg before tagging Devon in. Devon hits a Forearm Drop and then whips Angle into the corner but Angle explodes out with a clothesline! Angle tags Sabin back in and he hits a series of forearms. Devon pokes Sabin in the eyes and tags Ray back in. Ray hits a Big Boot and then elbow drops Sabin’s previously injured knee. Ray shoves Angle off the apron and then hits a Scoop Slam on Ray followed by the Wassup Headbutt off the top from Devon!
Back from commercials Devon is beating on Sabin in the corner. He then drags him to the center of the ring and hits an elbow drop for a nearfall. Devon puts Sabin in a chinlock and then slams him to the mat. Devon hits a Scoop Slam and then a Leg Drop as he mocks Hulk Hogan. Devon drags Sabin to the 3D corner and tags Ray back into the match. Ray taunts Sabin as he stomps on his hand and then hits a series of crossfaces. Ray taunts Sabin and then chops the hell out of Sabin’s chest! Ray whips Sabin into the ropes and then goes for a backdrop but Sabin goes for a Sunset Flip! Ray blocks it and then attempts to punch Sabin in the head, but Sabin avoids it and Ray hits the canvas. Sabin goes for an Enziguri but Ray ducks it and then grabs Sabin’s leg and slams his knee hard into the mat! Ray slams the leg into the mat again and then tags Devon into the match. Ray beats on Sabin some more and then Devon hangs Sabin’s leg up in the rope and cannonballs down across it. Devon climbs up top and dives off but Sabin gets his good leg up! Both men are down. The fans get behind Sabin as he crawls towards the corner and makes the hot tag! Devon tags out as well. Angle clotheslines Ray and then nails Devon with one. He hits another set of clothesline son 3D and then whips Devon into the corner. Angle charges at Devon but gets met with an elbow. Devon then charges at Angle but Angle catches him with a Belly-to-Belly Overhead Suplex! Angle ducks a clothesline from Ray and hits him with a German Suplex! 1…2…NO Devon breaks it up! Devon shoves Angle into the ropes but eats a Forearm Smash and then Angle hits the Olympic Slam on Ray! 1…2….NO Ray kicks out! Ray sets up for the Angle Lock but Devon hits him from behind. Devon whips Angle into the ropes and then goes for a backdrop but Angle kicks him and then clotheslines him. Angle goes for a clothesline on Ray but Ray catches him with a Rock Bottom! 1…2….NO Angle kicks out! Bully goes for the Bully Bomb but Angle counters into the Angle Lock! Devon tries to break it up with a clothesline but Angle ducks it and hits a German Suplex on him! Ray catches Angle with a huge Big Boot as he gets to his feet! Ray sells the ankle as he lands and then charges at Angle but eats an elbow. Sabin blind tags Angle and climbs up top! Sabin dives off with a Missile Dropkick to Bully followed by a Spinning Back Kick to Devon! Sabin hits a Running back Elbow to Devon sending him into the corner! Sabin hits a Flying Forearm on Bully in one corner and then a Running Back Elbow to Devon in the other corner! Sabin charges at Bully again but gets caught with an elbow from Bully this time. Bully goes for a clothesline but Sabin ducks and Bully nails Devon as he charges! Sabin hits an Enziguri on Bully! 1…2…NO Devon breaks it up! Angle hits Devon and starts beating on him and then Sabin charges at Bully but Bully hip tosses him over the top rope and he lands HARD on the ramp! Angle attempts to whip Devon into the ropes but Devon reverses it and then Team 3D catches Angle with the 3D! Ray tells Devon to get a table! Ray then drags Sabin back into the ring as Devon sets up the table in the ring in a corner! Devon sets Sabin up in front of the table and then Ray comes charging in with a Spear attempt but Sabin jumps out of the way and Ray goes crashing through it! Devon charges at Sabin but he pulls the ropes down and Devon goes flying over the top! Sabin dives off the top with a Flying Cross Body! 1…2…3!
Winners: Sabin & Angle via pinfall (Flying Cross Body)
“Final Thoughts” will be up tomorrow morning.
QUICK RESULTS 1) BFG Series: Jeff Hardy def. Samoa Joe via pinfall (7 points) 2) BFG Series: Mr. Anderson def. Magnus via DQ (3 points) *Magnus losses 10 points due to DQ* 3) James Storm, Gunner, & ODB def. Bro-Mans & Mickie James 4) BFG Series: Daniels fought Kazarian to a DRAW (2 points each) 5) Chris Sabin & Kurt Angle def. Team 3D
BFG Series Standings 1) Magnus (39 points) 2) Samoa Joe (26 points) 3) Jeff Hardy (24 points) Mr. Anderson (24 points) 4) Christopher Daniels (23 points) 5) AJ Styles (22 points) 6) Austin Aries (21 points) 7) Hernandez (7 points) Bobby Roode (7 points) 8) Kazarian (2 points) 9) Jay Bradley (0 points) 10) Joseph Park (-3 points)
Hardcore Justice Lineup: - TNA World Title Steel Cage Match: Chris Sabin (c) vs. Bully Ray - Aces & Eights vs. Main Event Mafia - BFG Series Ladder Match: Jeff Hardy vs. AJ Styles vs. Austin Aries vs. Kazarian
RUMOR* Taryn Terrell Departing TNA Because Of Pregnancy
Gerweck.net is reporting that TNA Knockout Taryn Terrell is taking time off from TNA because she is pregnant. This isn't the first time a Knockout has left on maternity leave, Madison Rayne's contract expired when she was pregnant with her first child. We will update the story as it develops.
Magnus released the following statement to FSM concerning the renewal:
"I'm very happy to confirm that I have signed a new two-year deal, on improved terms. It came down to the wire between TNA, myself, and my agent, but ultimately we came to a mutually beneficial agreement.
"I'm really excited about the new structure and more streamlined team. It's important to know that while some people may be moving on, TNA is focusing on their priority guys. Simply - earn your spot, and be rewarded. I can only speak for myself, but my career has steadily progressed financially throughout my entire time with the company."
Gerweck is reporting that current TNA Knockout and former WWE Diva Taryn Terrell is not expected to return to TNA anytime soon. Taryn was said not to be at the Impact Wrestling tapings in Texas due to personal reasons. The Wrestling Observer was reporting that TNA had plans to build the Knockouts Division around Terrell and eventually have her win the Knockouts Championship from Mickie James, since then those plans have been nixed.
As noted earlier, Sheamus may be out of action for four to six months. Sheamus commented on the injury, writing on Twitter, "Well. @WWE will be a lot less Cetlic for up to half-a-year, me #MITB shoulder is banjacked... No tears. It's not me drinking arm."
Sheamus continued, "Shoulder rehab includes repeatedly lifting a 1lb weight OR 16 fluid ounces. A pint of Guinness is 16oz. An Irish cure @WWEDocSampson?"
Sheamus Out of Action for Six Months Due to Injury
WWE has published an article noting that MRI results indicated that Sheamus suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder and will require surgery. Surgery is currently scheduled for next week, and he is expected to be out of action for six months.
WWE's report mentions that the injury occurred during the Money in the Bank All-Stars Ladder Match and was further aggravated over the following weeks. During that intense match, Sheamus was thrown off the top rope and sent crashing through a ladder at ringside, landing hard on his left leg and left shoulder.
CM Punk required stitches in his chin after being opened up during Monday's episode of Raw. Punk's chin slammed into the top of Lesnar's head when he jumped off the announce table, which opened him up.
WWE has posted some backstage photos of Punk getting stitched up with the following caption:
"Following a brutal confrontation with his SummerSlam opponent Brock Lesnar on the Aug. 5, 2013, edition of Raw, CM Punk required four stitches to close a gash in his chin."
- Tonight's WWE RAW kicks off with the normal opening intro. We're live from the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Michael Cole welcomes us to RAW.
- Justin Roberts introduces Stephanie McMahon. She waits in the ring and welcomes us. Stephanie talks about how Vince McMahon doesn't believe Daniel Bryan is championship material. The fans boo. Stephanie points out that Triple H disagrees with Vince. Stephanie says she has come up with a compromise on Bryan's look. She says Bryan has agreed to the makeover. Stephanie shows us video of Bryan at a spa - getting a facial, a manicure, lifting some weights. He then goes to a Texas Roadhouse steakhouse and hesitates before eating a steak. Bryan has his hair slicked back now. He goes to a tailor and gets a suit done up to fit him. We go back to the arena and Stephanie brings out the new Daniel Bryan. Bryan comes out wearing a suit. He still has his beard but it's a little slicker. His hair is pulled back into a ponytail. Bryan chants yes as he goes to the ring.
Stephanie says Bryan looks sharp and hands him the mic. Fans start chanting "yes" as Bryan looks out. Bryan asks if the fans like his changes and they boo. No, they say. Bryan thanks Stephanie for the time and everything she put into his makeover. Bryan doesn't think this new look is what the company actually wants. Bryan says it seems they actually want someone who is jacked up, someone who wears cargo shorts and a bright yellow t-shirt. Fans boo. Bryan says the company wants someone like John Cena. Bryan says he respects Cena but Cena doesn't think Bryan can beat him. Bryan goes on and says Cena is an entertainer, but he is a wrestler. The fans start chanting "yes" again. Bryan says while Cena has been in these arenas for 10 years, he hasn't seen the holes Bryan has pulled himself out of. Bryan yells again that he's a wrestler. Bryan says if Cena gets fired tomorrow, he goes back to his mansion and 20 cars. He would never wrestle again, Bryan says. Bryan says if he gets fired tomorrow, and he just might because it's happened before, we will see him in every armory, every gymnasium and every little dirtbox filled with 30 fans and a wrestling ring because he loves wrestling. The fans cheer. Bryan says it sounds like they all like wrestling too. Another "yes" chant starts up. Bryan says he will wear a suit, comb his hair back and do what the company wants... for now. At SummerSlam, he's going to what the fans want him to do and that's makes Cena tap out. Bryan starts another chant up. Here comes Vince McMahon.
Vince hits the ring. Bryan has his hand out for a shake but Vince pulls a fast one and disses the shake. Vince says he's just messing with Bryan. Vince pokes fun at Bryan's new look. Vince says he doesn't want Cena as WWE Champion and wants Bryan as champion even less. Vince says he's kind of warming up to Bryan though. Vince says WWE has never had a dwarf for WWE Champion. Vince says Bryan has the muscularity of a toothpick and the face of a gargoyle. Vince says Bryan is just so unkempt and looks like a miniature Mick Foley. Vince says maybe they can work something out. Vince says he has influence on Bryan becoming WWE Champion. Vince says the makeover needs one more thing. He starts looking at Bryan's beard and asks if he has a birds nest in there. Vince says it smells like a compost pile. Vince says if Bryan wants his influential support, there's only one thing they should do right now - shave that beard off.
Vince calls for the barber chair to be brought out to the ring. Bryan gets a "no" chant going. Crew members bring a barber chair out to ringside. Vince says if Bryan truly wants to become WWE Champion, he will do what Vince says. Vince practically threatens to fire Bryan. Vince continues to taunt Bryan and tries talking him into the barber chair. Vince yells at Bryan to get in the chair. Bryan goes to leave the ring and sit in the barber chair. He hesitates. Vince starts talking about how we need a barber, someone who keeps their facial hair well groomed. He brings out Wade Barrett as Bryan sits in the chair. Barrett comes out with clippers in hand.
Vince watches from the ring as Barrett prepares the shave. Vince says Barrett's grandfather was a barber. Bryan ends up headbutting Barrett and putting him in the chair. Bryan starts shaving Barrett's beard. Bryan with right hands and some more shaving. Vince looks on and he's pissed off. Barrett charges but Bryan dumps him over the barrier and into the crowd. Bryan heads up the ramp and gets another "yes" chant going as Vince looks on. Bryan yells that Vince wants him to change but he says no. Bryan says he's going to be WWE Champion. Bryan takes off his suit and he's wearing a shirt like John Cena's but the arrow points up and says "the beard is here." Bryan's music hits as Vince throws a fit in the ring. We go to commercial.
- We see Rob Van Dam walking backstage. Ricardo Rodriguez and Alberto Del Rio are also walking. We go to commercial.
Rob Van Dam vs. Alberto Del Rio
Back from the break and out comes Rob Van Dam. Ricardo Rodriguez makes his return from suspension and introduces World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio for a non-title match. It was announced that Ricardo is returning from injury.
They start the match and go at it. RVD takes Del Rio down and hits a standing moonsault for a 2 count. We see #1 contender Christian looking from backstage. Del Rio misses a dropkick on the ropes and RVD kicks him out to the floor. RVD with a moonsault from the apron to the floor. We go to break with RVD in control on the floor.
Back from the break and RVD is still in control. Del Rio dodges Rolling Thunder and hits a kick to the face for a 2 count. SummerSlam host The Miz is out on commentary for this match. RVD counters in the corner and hits a big kick from the top rope. RVD nails Rolling Thunder and covers for a close 2 count. RVD with the split leg moonsault but Del Rio gets his knees up. Ricardo puts his bucket in the corner but RVD counters and throws Del Rio into it. RVD covers Del Rio for the win.
Winner: Rob Van Dam
- After the match, Ricardo pleads from his knees but Del Rio lays him out with a huge kick to the face. Del Rio beats Ricardo with the bucket now. Del Rio tosses Ricardo out of the ring and he lands hard. Del Rio continues the beatdown and puts Ricardo's head in between the steel steps. Del Rio dropkicks it and Ricardo is out cold now. Del Rio poses in the ring with the belt as the fans boo him.
- Still to come tonight, CM Punk vs. Curtis Axel. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Cody Rhodes is in the ring. He has a gift for Damien Sandow. We see footage from the past two weeks of SmackDown with Rhodes and Sandow going at it. Cody pulls out Sandow's gift and it's the Money in the Bank briefcase, dripping wet with seaweed hanging out of it. Cody calls out Sandow and here he comes. Sandow tells Cody to put the briefcase down and leave the ring. Cody does but rushes back in and attacks Sandow when he tries to retrieve the briefcase. Cody sends Sandow out of the ring. Cody empties out the briefcase and we see the contract is soaking wet and torn.
- Still to come, Ryback vs. Mark Henry in their WrestleMania 29 rematch. Back to commercial.
Ryback vs. Mark Henry
Back from the break and out first comes Ryback. Out next comes Mark Henry to a decent reaction.
Henry sends Ryback down with a shoulder tackle first. Ryback with a kick coming out of the corner. Ryback takes Henry's knee out and goes to work on him. Henry scoops Ryback up but Ryback slides out and escapes from the ring. Ryback backs up the ramp and gets himself counted out.
Winner by Count Out: Mark Henry
- Up next, WWE Champion John Cena. Back to commercial.
- The Bella Twins are backstage talking about how hot they looked on Total Divas last night. Eva Marie comes up and gets a reaction from the crowd. Eva says Brie had a nice win over Natalya last week and made her look silly. Natalya walks up and they make fun of her. Brie says it's a slap in the face that Natalya is on their show. Natalya slaps Brie in the face and walks off.
- We go to the ring and out comes WWE Champion John Cena. Cena comes out and talks about Daniel Bryan and the WWE Title. Cena cuts a better than usual promo in response to Bryan earlier. Cena goes on and is eventually met with a boring chant. He gets a pop when he brings up fighting Daniel Bryan tonight. Cena goes on and is interrupted by Randy Orton. Orton comes out with his briefcase. Orton says it doesn't matter who walks out of SummerSlam with the WWE Title, what matters is his briefcase. The Shield's music hits and here they come through the crowd.
The Shield surrounds the ring but out comes Daniel Bryan. He stands with Orton and Cena in the ring. RAW General Manager Brad Maddox comes out and makes a six-man match for later tonight. We go to commercial.
- Back from the break and out comes The Wyatt Family.
Erick Rowan and Luke Harper vs. Tensai and Brodus Clay
Tensai and Brodus Clay are in the ring as we come back from commercial. Out next comes The Wyatt Family. Bray Wyatt watches from ringside in his rocking chair as the match starts. Tensai and Clay hold their own for a few minutes but Rowan and Harper get the easy win.
Winners: Erick Rowan and Luke Harper
- After the match, they hold Clay while Bray hits his finisher. Bray cuts a promo and taunts Kane some more. Kane's pyro goes off and he appears on the big screen. He talks about Wyatt and says at SummerSlam, the Family and no one else will be able to save Bray. Kane reveals an Inferno Match for SummerSlam. Kane makes the ring explode and we go back to break.
- Josh Mathews is backstage with CM Punk. Mathews asks about the match against Curtis Axel tonight. Punk brings up Curt Hennig and Bobby Heenan when talking about Axel and Paul Heyman. Punk says he’s going to take Axel out tonight and then come after Heyman, just like he said because he’s not a liar. Mathews brings up Brock Lesnar and SummerSlam.
Layla vs. Kaitlyn
Back from the break and Kaitlyn waits for Layla to make her way out. We see footage of Layla turning last week. We also see a side video of Layla telling the other Divas to watch out because she’s flawless. Kaitlyn starts the match with a takedown and unloads. Layla comes back and takes advantage of distraction, hitting a DDT for a 2 count. Layla ends up getting the win after AJ Lee came out and distracted Kaitlyn, skipping around the ring.
- Still to come, Big E Langston vs. Dolph Ziggler. Back to commercial.
Heath Slater vs. Christian
Back from the break and 3MB waits as Christian makes his way out. Back and forth to start. 3MB try to get involved early on. Christian comes in and Slater drops him for a 2 count. Christian ends up getting the win after a big spear.
- We see CM Punk walking backstage. Back to commercial.
CM Punk vs. Curtis Axel
Back from the break and out comes CM Punk. WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel is out next with Paul Heyman for this non-title match. Punk runs up the ramp and starts brawling with Axel at the top. Heyman runs off to the back. They fight back towards the ring with Axel in control. Punk turns it around and rolls Axel in. Axel with chops in the corner now. Punk turns it around and works on Axel's leg. Punk goes on and clotheslines Axel out of the ring. Punk dives out and sends Axel into the fan barrier as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Axel turns things around. He drops Punk for another 2 count. Axel trash talks Punk while he's down on the mat. Axel takes Punk down with a headlock and here comes Paul Heyman down the ramp. Punk backdrops Axel and breaks the hold. He crawls towards Heyman. Heyman taunts Punk. Axel comes from behind and drops Punk for another pin attempt. Punk connects with a big crossbody. Punk goes after Heyman on the outside but Axel meets him with a clothesline. Axel brings it back in the ring and keeps control of Punk. A "boring" chant starts up as Axel goes to the second rope and misses an elbow drop.
Punk makes a comeback and hits a swinging neckbreaker. Punk with the high knee in the corner and a clothesline. Punk goes up top for the elbow drop but Axel pushes him off the ropes. Axel with a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Punk drops Axel with a big kick to the head. Punk leaps and grabs Heyman as he talks to Axel. The referee calls for the bell. Punk brings Heyman in the ring but here comes Brock Lesnar to a big pop.
Lesnar heads down and Punk drops Axel with a GTS on the floor. Punk swings a chair but Lesnar grabs it and blocks it. They brawl. Lesnar goes for a F5 on the floor but Punk slides out and rams him into the ring post. Punk unloads on Lesnar against the apron. Punk gets on the announce table and leaps off, taking Lesnar back down. Lesnar catches Punk and nails a belly to belly throw into the barrier. Lesnar rolls Punk into the ring and in comes Heyman. Punk counters a F5 and whacks Lesnar with a steel chair. Punk looks at Heyman but Lesnar comes from behind and nails a F5. Heyman orders Lesnar to hurt Punk. Lesnar grabs the chair and unloads on Punk with shots to the back. We see Punk has a gash on his chin. Heyman and Lesnar leave. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see what just happened. Renee Young is backstage with Lesnar, Heyman and Axel. She wants comments on what happened. Lesnar says he's the beast and the best in the world. Lesnar tells Heyman to say something stupid. Heyman wants Renee to take the microphone and deliver a message to CM Punk - he may not make it to SummerSlam because next week, Heyman is going to the ring to challenge Punk to a match.
Fandango vs. Kofi Kingston
We go to the ring and out comes Summer Rae with Fandango. Out next comes the returning Fandango. Kofi with a dropkick and a 2 count early on.
Back and forth throughout the match. Fandango tries to get a pin with his feet on the ropes. Fandango goes to the top but misses. Kofi comes off the top with a big crossbody for a 2 count. More back and forth. Kofi nails Trouble In Paradise for the win.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
- Triple H is backstage on the phone when Stephanie walks in. She's crying because Vince just chewed her out over the whole Daniel Bryan situation. Triple H says nobody else wants to say it but Vince has lost it. The once great genius Vince McMahon is gone, Triple H says. Triple H goes on a rant about Vince and says he's tired of it. Triple H says whatever Vince is going to do, he's going to stop him. Just watch. Triple H storms off and we go to commercial.
Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro vs. The Usos
Back from the break and Zeb Colter is in the ring with Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro. Zeb cuts a promo against the people of Green Bay. Out next come The Usos.
The end comes when Colter distracts the referee. Swagger gets a cheap shot in on one of the Usos while Cesaro nails the Neutralizer for the win.
Winners: Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro
- Still to come, The Shield vs. Cena, Bryan and Orton. Up next, Ziggler vs. Big E. Back to commercial.
Big E Langston vs. Dolph Ziggler
Back from the break and out comes Dolph Ziggler. AJ Lee comes out with Big E Langston. Back and forth match. Big E overpowers Dolph some. Ziggler moves and Big E hits the ring post shoulder first. Ziggler with a neckbreaker and 2 count. Kaitlyn ends up coming out and brawling with AJ at ringside. They brawl into the ring and interrupt the match. Ziggler tries to break it up but Big E runs over him. Langston hits the Big Ending for the win.
Winner: Big E Langston
- Back from the break and Big E and AJ are announced for MizTV on this week's SmackDown.
Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton and John Cena vs. The Shield
We go to the ring and out first comes Daniel Bryan to a big pop. Randy Orton is out next with his briefcase. Out next comes WWE Champion John Cena. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and The Shield are ready to go. Lots of back and forth early on in the match. Dean Ambrose sends Bryan outside of the ring. Ambrose works Bryan over on the floor and tags in Roman Reigns for some double teaming. Reigns with a big clothesline and a 2 count. Seth Rollins comes in with a bit of double teaming for another pin attempt. More tags and pin attempts on Bryan by The Shield.
Back from the break and The Shield are ready to go. Lots of back and forth early on in the match. Dean Ambrose sends Bryan outside of the ring. Ambrose works Bryan over on the floor and tags in Roman Reigns for some double teaming. Reigns with a big clothesline and a 2 count. Seth Rollins comes in with a bit of double teaming for another pin attempt. More tags and pin attempts on Bryan by The Shield.
Bryan finally counters and goes for a tag. Orton and Ambrose come in at the same time. Bryan ends up putting the Yes Lock on Rollins. Ambrose and Reigns attack for the disqualification.
Winners by DQ: Daniel Bryan, John Cena and Randy Orton
- After the bell, Bryan is celebrating when Orton lays him out with a RKO. The Shield come back in but Orton and Cena clean house of them. Orton lays out Cena with a RKO. Fans cheer for Orton as he stands over Cena. Bryan is also laid out in the ring. Orton goes out for his briefcase and acts like he’s going to cash in. Orton crawls up on the apron and into the ring. The Shield come back down and Orton backs off. Reigns lays out Cena with a spear. Ambrose stomps on Bryan as Orton watches and heads up the ramp. Rollins and Ambrose both stomp on Bryan now. They lift him up and hit the triple powerbomb while Orton watches from the ramp now. The Shield stand tall over Bryan. RAW goes off the air with The Shield celebrating and Orton staring back at the ring.
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