There are some people backstage who think that Randy Orton is dating new Diva Jo Jo. The two have been seen holding hands and spending a lot of time with each other. Others think that the intensity of the relationship is due to the Total Divas reality show.
There is rumored to be a major "relationship twist" in the second season of the show, and it looks like Orton/Jo Jo is that twist. It is being assumed the relationship is real, even though they are playing it up for the cameras. Jo Jo was recently spotted making out with Justin Gabriel on the Total Divas reality show.
Thanks to Barry Miller for the following WWE SmackDown spoilers from tonight’s tapings in Minneapolis, Minnesota:
* Triple H kicks off this week’s SmackDown and is holding a town hall meeting for everyone to air their grievances. The locker room is out watching from the stage. Triple H, Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox are in the ring. Triple H talks first about how he fired Cody Rhodes on RAW and what’s best for business.
The Shield are also out, standing guard at the ring. Triple H wants nobody to be afraid for their jobs. He lets anyone step up and ask a question but nobody does. He says no butt kissing. Damien Sandow speaks up and says he supports Triple H firing Cody Rhodes. Triple H says Cody fired Cody. Kofi Kingston speaks up and says everyone is afraid and that’s not best for business. Triple H talks about how the wrestlers’ egos are out of control and says that’s why Daniel Bryan isn’t out here. Heath Slater speaks up but Triple H cracks jokes at him. Rob Van Dam says Cody getting fired wasn’t cool and calls Triple H “dude.” Ryback speaks up and doesn’t like being called a bully. Ryback vs. Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston vs. Curtis Axel and RVD vs. Randy Orton is announced for tonight. Also, Bryan gets to pick The Shield member that he wants to face tonight. Triple H gives Randy Orton a grand introduction.
* Randy Orton vs. Rob Van Dam is up first. Alberto Del Rio is out for commentary. Another good, lengthy match. Orton dodged a Five Star frogsplash. Orton got the win with a RKO. During the match, Del Rio interfered and it was said he appeared to have injured his arm. After the match, Del Rio beat RVD down and left him laying.
* Backstage segment with Daniel Bryan and Renee Young. Bryan says WWE officials told him not to attend the town hall meeting earlier. He leaves it up to The Shield to name which member he will face tonight.
* A new vignette for Los Matadores airs.
* Segment with the Divas. AJ Lee talks with Alicia Fox and Aksana about Total Divas. AJ would rather put her title up against one of them than one of the girls from the show.
* Kofi Kingston vs. Curtis Axel in a non-title match is up next. Axel comes out to a huge pop and a “welcome home” from the hometown crowd. Paul Heyman is with him. Kofi gets the win with a SOS.
* Backstage segment with Renee Young and Paul Heyman talking about CM Punk.
* Naomi vs. Brie Bella is up next. Cameron, Eva Marie and Nikki Bella are at ringside. The match ends with no winner as AJ brings out the other Divas and they face off against the Total Divas.
* Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro come out with Zeb Colter as a Los Matadores vignette airs. Their opponents are The Usos. Cesaro and Swagger get the win.
* Triple H is forcing Big Show to face 3MB in a handicap match. Show squashed all three members and hit the knockout punch on Heath Slater for the win. Slater was helped to the back by referees.
* The Shield come out to a big pop and surround the ring. They have chosen Seth Rollins to face Daniel Bryan in tonight’s main event. Good match. Bryan got the win after fighting off The Shield and hitting Rollins with the knee to the face. After the match, Randy Orton interrupts the celebration and attacks Bryan. SmackDown ends with Orton standing over Bryan with the WWE Title.
Impact Wrestling Results – 9/5/2013 From Cleveland, Ohio Report by: Alex Barie of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Impact Wrestling starts off with a video package showing Bully Ray patching Tito Ortiz into the Aces & 8s. The other members aren’t liking this and Anderson expressed his thoughts. Ray cares less. The video switches to AJ Styles and his great promo he cut last week. It then shows Hulk Hogan announcing the 12 man gauntlet match this week. He also announces Bully Ray defending his title at No Surrender against an Aces & 8s member.
The camera shows the arena with the audience standing on their feet cheering. The camera shows Kazarian backstage and says Kaz-mania will run wild tonight as he wins the gauntlet match. Austin Aries says he is going to win it and then it switches to Bobby Roode. He will go on and get the World Title for the second time. Ken Anderson says he is all about gold. AJ Styles is going to get 20 points as that is what he is made to do. Joe wants it and so does Hernandez. Jay Bradley likes money and can get a lot of it if he ruins someone’s evening. He says it will be fun. Park will make us proud while Daniels says he is going on for Bound for Glory. Jeff Hardy has his creatures behind him as he gains 20 points. Magnus is in a good position but he is going to do what he has done and keep his place as number one.
Music hits and it’s Aces & 8s! However, it’s Bully Ray with the TNA World Title, Brooke Tessmacher and Tito Ortiz. They are far ahead of the other members (Wes Brisco, Ken Anderson, Garett Bischoff, Knux). Ray kisses Tessmacher and they continue down the ramp. She opens the rope for him. He raises the title as the other members get in the ring. Ray wants his music shut off and he gets it. He wants to tell everyone something. The Aces & 8s are in total control. He turns to them and says they are the best brothers a leader can have. Without them, Ray would be nothing. They watch his back. They hang and bang. They do it all. He may have been harsh last week, but that’s all behind them. He goes over and hugs Garett and Wes. He moves to Knux and hugs and then pounds the fist of Tito. The crowd says, “Tito sucks.” Ray says the crowd is jealous of him. Every women who wants to be with Ray would like to be with Tito second. Ray turns to Ken and says he is the best VP someone can ask for. Ken is more of a brother than Devon was. Ray and Ken hug. Ray talks about business. Knux will destroy Chris Sabin. Garett and Wes will beat the TNA Tag Team Champions. Ken will win the gauntlet and get the 20 points. Hogan doesn’t have Ray where he wants him. Ray has Hogan in checkmate. He will beat Sting and beat him bad just like he did at Slammiversary. He says the members can leave except for Knux as he has his match while Ray will stick with Taz and his booty lady. The members leave while Ray pumps Knux up.
Chris Sabin’s music plays and he comes out. Chris walks down the ramp and gets in the ring.
Knux vs. Chris Sabin
Both move around the ring. Chris keeps a close eye on Ray as he is at ringside. Knux goes after him but Chris ducks. He does it again but Chris applies a headlock. Knux sends him in the ropes and hits him with a shoulder block. Chris gets up and goes to the corner. Chris raises his arms for a test of strength, but when Knux goes to grab his hand, Chris kicks him in the knee. He continues to work on the leg. Knux goes in the corner and wraps his leg around the rope. He hits it with a dropkick. Knux falls. Chris grabs it and locks in a half boston crab! Chris breaks it up. Both get up and Chris continues to attack with knife edge chops and punches. Chris goes in the ropes but Knux jumps in the air and lands right on Chris. Knux gets him up and takes Sabin down again. Knux slowly gets him up and hits a closeline. He covers but Chris kicks out. Chris punches back in the gut of Knux. He runs in the ropes but Knux hits a big boot. He taunts and the fans boo. Knux lifts Chris up on his shoulders and takes him down throat first on the top rope.
Knux puts him on the bottom rope and chokes him. Knux grabs his legs and does a huge catapult as it sends Chris throat first into the ropes. Knux covers but Sabin kicks out. Knux now applies a headlock. Chris gets up and punches Knux in the gut. He goes to run, but Knux grabs his hair, pulls him back, and hits a back suplex. Knux goes to the second rope, jumps, and hits a leg drop. He covers but Sabin kicks out. He chokes Sabin on the second rope. Ray goes right in his face as Knux runs in the opposite way. He moves as Knux goes for a kick. Sabin stands and works on the leg while on the apron. He climbs the corner and does a missile dropkick. Just then, Ray runs over and gives Knux a hammer. He turns and Knux swings, but Chris hits him in the knee. He falls. The hammer goes across the ring. Both try to get it, but Sabin gets it and hits Knux right in the back of it. Winner by DQ: Knux
Ray helps Knux out of the ring while Sabin is furious.
Mickie James is walking backstage with the Knockout Title. She is heading to the ring.
The camera man is backstage. He throws something against the wall. Velvet Sky meets up with him and tries to calm him down. She says he doesn’t need that hammer. Sabin says he should be the face of this company. He should still have the title. Ray brought the hammer in. It’s crap. He says sorry to Sky but he’s beyond furious. Sky doesn’t know what is happening.
Mickie James’ music plays. She walks down the ramp and gets in the ring. She grabs a mic. She yells, “Cleveland!!!” She says she s excited to be in the city as it is one of the last Impact’s for the summer and the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame is in this city. She will be in there one day. She starts talking about little people and dancing and then mentions the VMAs. She wasn’t invited and it’s sad, but she has her own award. She shows it off and puts it in the corner. Mickie goes on to talk about Miley Cyrus and says she just wants to break out of her shell and be larger than life. I guess people don’t like that. Mickie goes on to talk about twerking. Music hits and ODB comes out. She gets in the ring and asks Mickie if she is really talking about Miley in this city. ODB says Mickie has to worry about having that title taken away by her. Mickie turns and grabs her award and says she doesn’t have to worry. She walks past ODB, but turns and knocks her down. Mickie shoves the title in her face, but ODB gets up and closelines Mickie. She grabs the title and raises it up. Mickie, from behind, grabs the title back. She gets in the face of ODB. ODB kicks her and then rips off her shirt. Mickie falls and covers herself up. She runs up the ramp while ODB says she will be the next champion, “BAM!”
Jeremy Borash is backstage. He shows the Bound for Glory leadership board. He introduces Hernandez and Jay Bradley. He asks them what they have to gain to the match. Jay says they can add value. A business corporation offered him a deal and he will get the job done. Bradley tells Hernandez to think about it as well. Jay walks away.
Aces are backstage. Wes asks Knux how he liked his win against Sabin. Knux likes it as now he is eating a sandwich. He has something in his beard and he says that is desert. He says you can’t eat without having desert at the end.
A video plays from earlier today as Sting enters the building. He is here and getting ready for his match tonight.
Christy Hemme is shown as she introduces the next match. Hernandez’s music plays and he comes to the ring. Jay Bradley comes down the ramp and gets in the ring.
12 Man Gauntlet Match in a Bound For Glory Series Worth 20 Points
Jay Bradley grabs a mic. He tells Hernandez to listen. He asks him about the situation. Jay says there’s a lot of money involving in this situation where he has to eliminate a certain person at a certain time. If Hernandez agrees, he can get a real fat wallet. Hernandez looks around but punches Jay. He sends him in the corner and smashes him. He throws him in the ropes and does a back body drop. Hernandez goes to lift him up over the ropes. Joseph Park comes out with Eric Young. Park gets in the ring. Jay attacks Hernandez and goes after Park. He puts him in the corner and kicks him in the gut. He whips Park in the opposing corner but Park comes out and closelines him. He does it again. He runs in the ropes but Jay elbows him in the face. Park goes in the corner. Jay lifts him up and Park lands on the apron. Jay continues the attack with punches and kicks. Jay turns and Hernandez runs to him and hits him with a battering ram. Hernandez gets him up and tries to lift him over the ropes. Hernandez can’t do so. He tells Park to come in. Mr. Anderson comes out and gets in the ring. He goes right after Hernandez and knocks him down. He turns to Park on the apron and punches him. Park still holds on. Ken tries to kick him off.
Samoa Joe comes out. He runs in the ring and knocks Park and Hernandez down. He closelines Jay.
Ken is attacking on Joe in the corner. Music hits and here comes AJ Styles. He enters and elimination: Joseph Park. He goes right after Hernandez and then Jay Bradley. Joe tosses Mr. Anderson over the ropes. He lands on the apron and punches Joe back. He gets back in and works on Joe while Hernandez whips AJ in the ropes and does a back body drop. Ken rips at the eyes of JOe while Hernandez is tries to lift AJ over the ropes. AJ fights back and kicks Hernandez. He gets him up. AJ turns and goes to Ken. He punches Ken in the face multiple times. Kazarian comes out and gets in the ring. He goes after AJ to help Ken. Kaz takes AJ over the ropes but he comes back in. Kaz chokes him with his foot while Joe does multiple knife edge chops to Ken in the corner. Jay is attacking Hernandez in the corner. Joe lifts Ken up on the top rope, but Ken is fighting back. Joe does a huge kick to the face and Ken falls to the outside. Elimination: Mr. Anderson. Joe goes after Hernandez now while Kaz does a suplex on AJ. Kaz runs and does a splash to Hernandez. AJ grabs Kaz and does a back suplex. Joe works on Jay in the corner. Christopher Daniels comes down the ramp and gets in the ramp. He stomps on Joe and then goes after Hernandez but then goes to help Kaz against AJ. Daniels turns and chokes Joe with his foot. Kaz gets AJ up and holds his arms behnd him. Daniels punches AJ in the face. They both go to Samoa Joe now and choke him and rake his eyes. They get Joe up and Daniels holds his arms while Kaz punches him. Hernandez has AJ on the ropes to eliminate him, but AJ gets out and kicks Hernandez.
They whip Joe in the ropes but he does a double closeline to Daniels and Kaz. He whips Daniels over the ropes but he holds on. Kaz helps Daniels and they go after Joe again. Daniels and Kaz turn and elimination: Hernandez. Jeff Hardy‘s music plays and he gets in the ring. He fights Daniels and Kaz.
Bobby Roode comes out and gets in the ring. Jeff has Daniels over the ropes but Roode goes after Jeff. He whips him in the corner and then stomps on him. Jay Bradley goes after AJ. He tosses him over the ropes, but AJ holds on. Jay goes for the elbow shot, but AJ ducks, grabs Jay and takes him over. Elimination: Jay Bradley. Roode has AJ in the corner and applies shoulder blocks while Kaz attacks Jeff in the corner. Roode tries to eliminate AJ but Aj fights back. He goes after Kaz. Kaz punches back. He runs in the ropes but AJ does a dropkick. Joe puts Daniels in the corner. Austin Aries runs out, jumps over the ropes and closelines Daniels and Kaz. He takes off his cape and goes right after Daniels. He tries to eliminate him, but Roode and Kaz attack him. They try to lift him over the ropes. Daniels comes in to join them. Aries goes upside down and is free so far. Daniels goes to AJ now and tries for a suplex. Joe is resting in the corner while Jeff is lifting Roode up in another corner. Roode is on the apron he grabs Jeff. Jeff goes to the apron. Kaz helps but Aries joins and attacks Kaz. Samoa Joe is after Daniels but Kaz joins in and then AJ attacks Kaz.
Joe has Daniels up on his shoulders. He gets out and Daniels hits him with a dropkick. Magnus comes out and gets in the ring. Kaz attacks him but Magnus takes him down and then whips Daniels in the ropes. Daniels jumps but Magnus catches him and does a huge suplex. He goes after Daniels but Kaz comes in and they double team. Aries has Roode in the corner while AJ goes after Jeff Hardy. Joe pushes Magnus back and fights Daniels and Kaz at the same time. He goes for a closeline, but Daniels drops the ropes and Joe goes over. Kaz helps and elimination: Samoa Joe. Jeff fights Kaz now while AJ goes over the ropes by Roode but he lands on the apron. Jeff almost took Kaz out but Roode comes from behind and takes Jeff out. Elimination: Jeff Hardy. Magnus goes after Roode while Daniels has Aries and Kaz stomps on Kaz. AJ gets up and does a back body drop over the ropes. Elimination: Kazarian. Magnus goes to the ropes, but Daniels lifts him up and takes him over. Elimination: Magnus. Roode and Daniels double whip AJ in the ropes and double closeline. Roode holds Aries from behind and Daniels goes to punch him but he moves and Daniels takes Roode down. Aries takes Daniels down. Roode goes in the corner. Aries runs but Roode runs to him but he lifts him up. He drops him on the apron. AJ runs to him and Aries falls to the outside. Elimination: Austin Aries. Roode goes after AJ but he lifts him over the ropes. Elimination: Bobby Roode.
AJ and Daniels look at each other. They go all out. They attack each other but AJ gets the upperhand. He punches and kicks Daniels. He lifts him up and hits a backbreaker. He continues the assault. AJ hits Daniels with the pele. Daniels leans against the ropes and AJ closelines him over. Winner w/ 20 points
The Bound for Glory leaderboard is shown. AJ Styles is number one, Magnus second, Austin Aries third and Bobby Roode is fourth.
Bully Ray is backstage with Mr. Anderson. He says he can’t even look at Anderson. Disappointment in the dictionary has Mr. Anderson’s face beside it. He only had to win this match. Knux won and he sure knows Garett and Wes will win. What has Ken done in this group? Ken takes the towel off his head and says he has busted his @ss off for this group. Ray says he is the President. He can care less about Devon and he can do the same thing to Anderson. He can rip his colors off and bash his head in with a beer bottle. “Do not disappoint me again.” Ray walks away.
Video plays showing the final moments of the gauntlet match.
AJ Styles is backstage. He says 20 points later and he is leading the series. He is a leader. He is going to win the Bound for Glory Series. He will face Bully Ray and he will take everything he has.
A video plays showing the confrontation between Hulk Hogan and Bully Ray from last week.
Sting and Rampage Jackson are sitting backstage. Rampage asks if he really can’t fight for the World Title again. Sting says he can’t but he accomplished everything else that titles don’t mean anything to him anymore. That night opened his eyes that he needed backup. He can thank Bully Ray for that. He has Rampage Jackson to back him up. Sting says he has been on a rampage for years, so let them both go on it together. Sting stands and puts his gloves on as he walks out.
Christy Hemme is shown as she introduces the next match. Gunner and James Storm, the TNA Tag Team Champions, come out. As they walk down the ramp, Wes and Garett attack them from behind. Wes goes after Gunner as they go around the ring while Garett fights Storm in the ring. Storm turns it around and tosses Garett in the ring. He kicks him and Garett leaves the ring. The bell sounds.
James Storm and Gunner vs. Garett Bischoff and Wes Brisco
Wes takes Gunner to the apron and the ramp. He pounds him face first into them while James has Garett against the guard rail. He grabs a beer bottle and sprays Garett with it. He rolls him back in the ring while Gunnder closelines Wes down. Gunner gets in and they double whip Garett in the corner. Wes runs and smashes him while James face plants him in the corner. He covers but Garett kicks out. James does a body slam and drops his knee. He covers but Garett kicks out again. James sets up a suplex, but Wes comes from behind and knocks Storm down. Garett gets up and stomps on him. He puts Storm in the corner and Garett does shoulder blocks. Wes puts his boot up and Bischoff smashes James’ face right into it. Wes enters and they double team against him. Wes covers but Storm kicks out. He puts him in the corner. Garett chokes him. Storm fights back as he elbows Bischoff and whips Wes in the corner. Wes jumps up and grabs James’ arm and hangs over the ropes with the hold. He unlocks and Garett punches Storm down. Wes gets back in and covers. Storm kicks out. Wes lifts him up, but Storm slides behind and does the double knee backstabber. Storm goes to tag but Wes stops him. Storm pushes Wes back and tags Gunner. Wes tags Bischoff. Both enter and Gunner takes it to Bischoff. He goes in the corner and Gunner smashes him. He lifts him up and drives him down on his knee. Gunner covers but Wes stops the count. James enters and goes after Wes. He puts him in the corner and kicks him in the back of the head. Gunner catapults Bischoff and James does a DDT after it. Gunner covers but Garett kicks out.
Garett gets up. Gunner lifts him up. James runs in the ropes but Wes takes him out as he pulls his legs out from under him. Wes smashes Storm’s face first into the post. Garett does a roll-up from behind but Gunner kicks out. Wes comes in with the tag titles. The referee stops him while Gunner attacks Wes. Garett grabs a chain and smashes Gunner with it from behind. He covers and wins. Winners: Garett Bischoff and Wes Brisco
AJ Styles is walking backstage. He is coming to the ring next.
Magnus, Austin Aries, and Bobby Roode come out on the stage and walk to the ring.
Jeremey Borash is in the ring with Magnus, Bobby Roode and Austin Aries. Borash introduces them and says one of the four men will go for the title at Bound for Glory. The final person is AJ Styles! AJ’s music plays and he comes out. He gets in the ring and looks around. Borash says he is the point leader so he can pick his opponent for next week’s match at No Surrender. Who will it be? AJ starts off by saying, “Decisions, decisions, decisions.” He then goes to Bobby Roode and then Austin Aries. He says Aries’ is his biggest blemish during the series. He lost to Aries, so he wants to get it back. Aries says he doesn’t like he promises but he does promise that someone will win during their match next week and that is the fans. Roode grabs the mic from Borash and says that he loves when a plan comes together. There is a reason why he grouped up with Kaz and Daniels. It was to get in the final four. The It Factor is in the final four. He has the weakest link. Magnus may have beat him earlier in the series, but Roode is a different person now. He will beat Magnus and the match after and he will get what is his and that is the TNA World Title. They stare at each other. Magnus grabs the mic. Roode earned his points at Magnus’ expense while Magnus’ won points at Roode’s expense. He didn’t need puppets or Appletinis to win matches. Cleveland is Magnus Country. While Roode has new friends, Magnus has a family. There will be no second chances next week. It’s No Surrender next week and he will go through all three to win his first TNA World Championship.
Aces & 8s music hit and here comes Bully Ray with the TNA World Championship, Brooke Tessmacher, and Tito Ortiz. Mr. Anderson is behind them. Ray turns and points his finger at Ken and yells at him. Ray, Brooke, and Tito get in the ring. Sting’s music hits and here comes The Icon. Sting gets to the ring as the crowd is on fire. Jeremy Borash is in the ring as he introduces the two stars.
Bully Ray grabs a mic. He has something to say. He wants to remind Sting of one thing. This is a non-title match. He beat Sting at Slammiversary. The stipulation in that match is that Sting can no longer fight for the title. Screw Sting and his best friend Hogan. Ray turns and, just then, Hulk Hogan’s music plays. Hogan has a mic in hand as he stands on the mic. “Ray, do you know who I am?” Hulk says he runs the show. Ray has taken a lot from his family, so now Hulk will take from Ray’s family. Tito Ortiz is no longer allowed at ringside. Security come out and they say Tito has to go. Ray doesn’t understand what is going on. Hulk says he is changing this match to a No DQ match!
Bully Ray vs. Sting in a No DQ Match
Ray goes to the corner as he is furious. Sting runs and does a huge Stinger Splash on him. He takes him to the opposing corner. He smashes him in the turnbuckle and then tosses him to the outside. Sting exits the ring and grabs a chair. He smashes it against Ray’s back.
Sting swings for the fences as he smashes Ray right in the back with a chair. He hits him in the gut with the top of the chair and then smashes Ray’s back again. Sting brings in the chair to the ring as Ray rolls in. He goes for another shot but Ray hits him with a low blow. Ray gets up, jumps and does a splash on Sting. Bully grabs the chair now and goes to swing for Earl Hebner. He turns and hits Sting in the back. Ray taunts with the chair and the fans boo. Bully lifts Sting up and does a body slam onto the chair. Ray walks around the ring and looks at Ken Anderson. He then goes to Taz and he hands him something. Just then, Ray starts cutting the ring canvas. He gets in and grabs the chair. He drives the chair right in the back of Sting. Ray goes back to the canvas and pulls the padding off. Sting gets up but Ray pounds him down. Ray works the exposedwooden boards. He goes back to Sting, but Sting takes the legs out from under him. He applies the Scorpion Death Lock. Just then, Wes Brisco, Knux, and Garett Bischoff run out and attack Sting. Just then, Samoa Joe, Magnus, and Rampage Jackson run into the ring and attack the Aces. They take them to the outside and up the ramp. Ray is in the corner and Sting hits the Stinger Splash. Ray grabs Sting and goes for the piledriver on the wood, but Sting hits a back body drop. Ray gets up and Sting goes for the Scorpion Death Drop but Ray holds onto the ropes. Sting falls back right head first on the wood. Ray gets Sting up, but Sting takes the legs out from under Ray and applies the Scorpion Death Lock. Ken gets the hammer and tries to give it to Ray but then he throws it across the ring. Ray has to tap. Winner: Sting
Mr. Anderson gets in the ring with the title and mic. He says he couldn’t do it on his own. Ken gets in the face of Ray and starts slapping him. Ken asks Ray, “Do you know who I am?” He is the guy who will face Ray next week for the TNA World Title. He will be the next champion from Green Bay! His name is… Mr. Anderson!!!!! Anderson! Ken stands up and holds the title above his head. HIS music plays as Ray leans up and can’t believe it. Tessmacher confronts him while Ken walks up the ramp. The show fades.
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The AJ Styles promo on last week’s Impact is rumored to have been created by Styles himself according to a report by the Wrestling Observer. Styles reportedly asked for TV time to run a promo because he felt his loner character needed to explain his random babyface turn.
WWE Monday Night RAW Results Des Moines, Iowa September 2, 2013 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, JBL & Michael Cole Report by: David Stephens of Wrestleview.com
Triple H is already in the ring as RAW comes online. His heel theme is pumping through the arena speakers. The Shield is present in front of the ring to provide protection for the cerebral assassin. Triple H introduces the face of the WWE, Randy Orton. Orton makes his way to the ring and holds his Title overhead to taunt the crowd.
Orton claims that as the Champion he must represent the company. Anyone who is not happy with this situation will be found and punished. Orton says that last week Daniel Bryan defaced his personal property. Orton says that as a result he was forced to deface Daniel Bryan. A clip shows Orton spray-painting ‘no’ on Bryan’s chest on Smackdown.
Orton refers to the audience and says that he has a game to play. He asks if Daniel Bryan should face him at Night of Champions for the WWE Title. The crowd responds with the affirmative but Orton ignores them. Orton continues to run down Bryan and put himself over as the face of the company. Orton says that Bryan will always be a ‘B+’ competitor.
Triple H speaks and says that the WWE has the best fans in the world. It is his job to ensure that they get the best show possible. HHH adds that he also is responsible for Superstar health and wellbeing. Trips fears that Bryan is becoming a danger to himself. The crowd is only adding fuel to the fire with their chanting and raving. They are confusing popularity with what is best for business.
Triple H reminds the audience of Doink the Clown. Doink was ‘insanely’ popular but having him as Champion would not be best for business. (Triple H throwing the words ‘insane’ and ‘clown’ together is no doubt in reference to Scott Hall appearing on last week’s episode of Insane Clown Posse Theater)
Bryan comes out to the ramp and says that he has no problem being compared to Doink the Clown. Bryan claims that HHH is a corporate sellout. Daniel adds that Orton gave up on being in the Title picture until someone handed it to him. Triple H wants Bryan to give his Night of Champion match away, but there is no way Bryan won’t fight Orton.
Bryan amuses the crowd by saying that Stephanie McMahon is manlier than Randy Orton. Orton asks how many times he has to be punched in the face before getting the message. Bryan tells the story of his struggle and always being held back because of his size. Bryan was told that he would never be World Champion. Bryan has accomplished an entire litany of things that he was told he could not do. Bryan had to scratch and claw his way to the top. Orton was handed his success. Bryan says that he knows that he can beat Orton for the Championship. Bryan wants Randy Orton one on one. Orton has the genetics of a Champion but not the heart.
Triple H responds by saying that his anger is misdirected. HHH says that the real person that Bryan should be angry with is The Big Show. He has an ironclad contract, but chooses to sit back and watch Bryan be decimated each and every week. Bryan should be mad at Show, not Triple H or Orton. Trips announces that tonight’s main event will be Daniel Bryan versus The Big Show.
Triple H and Orton are walking through the back. Cody Rhodes approaches. Triple H asks him about his dad; Cody says he is doing well. Rhodes thinks that tonight’s main event will be good if no one interferes. Rhodes is confused as to why his former Legacy mentor doesn’t want to fight Bryan. Cody offers that Orton versus Bryan is what is best for business. Triple H responds that he doesn’t need to take Cody’s advice. HHH notes that Rhodes has a wedding coming up. Orton and Triple H are upset that they did not receive invitations for the wedding. Trips says that he has gotten Rhodes a wedding present. Tonight Cody will be fighting Orton. Rhodes is happy with the decision. Triple H says that if Cody cannot win tonight than it will be the end of his employment.
Fandango w/ Summer Rae v. The Miz
Miz hits a hiptoss. Fandango rolls out of the ring to catch his breath. Miz catches him with a baseball slide. Miz rolls him back into the ring and follows for a roll up. Fandango kicks out. Miz takes him down with a side headlock.
Back from the break Summer Rae is cheering her man on from the outside. Fandango dodges a splash in the corner but gets tossed towards the middle of the ring. The action continues as Miz works the leg of his opponent. Jerry Lawler mentions twerking for the second time tonight. Miz locks on the Figure Four and Fandango is forced to tap.
Winner: The Miz
Booker approaches Daniel Bryan in the locker room. He cautions Bryan to watch his back. Bryan deserves better than having to go back to wrestling in high school gyms. He can achieve so much success and money with this company. Booker suggests that he drops his Title match with Orton. Booker is worried that Bryan will be injured or beaten to the point that Bryan’s career will come to an end. Booker likes Bryan and wants him to have long-term success.
Dolph Ziggler is in the ring for the next match. He is awaiting his opponent. Dean Ambrose runs into the ring from behind. The United States Champion begins to pound on his Night of Champions opponent. The bell has not rung for the match. Ambrose tosses Ziggler shoulder first into the steel post.
Ryback’s music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. Ambrose heads out to allow Ziggler’s real opponent to have a match.
Dolph Ziggler v. Ryback
Ziggler is barely on his feet when the match starts. Ryback tosses him across the ring with a belly-to-belly suplex. Ryback punches and taunts Dolph. Ryback tosses him again this time simply by the hair. Ryback pounds his head into the ground and then continues with the punches. Ziggler catches a brief opening and kicks Ryback in the head. He mounts him in the corner and starts a ten-punch attack. Ziggler backs away for a moment, which is enough time for Ryback to flip him inside out with a Meathook. Ryback hits Shell Shocked as the last bit of light leaves Ziggler’s eyes.
Stephanie McMahon and Triple H are in an office. Brad Maddox walks in and shares that Big Show is refusing to fight Daniel Bryan tonight. Stephanie leaves the office and says that she is about to have a very public conversation.
Promo airs for Los Matadores
Stephanie is in the ring and says that she grew up in the backstage areas of arenas across the nation. She introduces her friend, her giant – The Big Show. He makes his way down and into the ring.
Big Show hugs Stephanie as he gets into the ring. Stephanie runs over several failures in the financial life of Big Show and says that he is broke. Stephanie says that there aren’t many job opportunities for someone in his position. Stephanie reminds Show of his family and the people that need him. Stephanie says that if Big Show does not wrestle Daniel Bryan tonight he will face further roadblocks. Steph even goes as far as to point out that giants don’t live as long as other people. Stephanie leaves the decision in the hands of Show. Big Show looks to cry as RAW goes to commercial.
During the commercial an angry and emotional Big Show took out his aggression on a table backstage.
The Prime Time Players v. 3MB (Heath Slater & Jinder Mahal w/ Drew McIntyre)
Slater starts the match with Titus. Slater is stomped on while Titus blows a whistle. Young gets the tag and hits a double team shoulder block on Slater. Heath pushes Young towards the corner and tags in Jinder. He plants Young with a shoulder block only to be met with an elbow. Young hits an Atomic Drop and goes for the cover. Jinder kicks out. Young kicks Jinder but gets tripped up.
Slater gets the tag and stomps on his opponent. Jinder gets in a cheap shot. Slater seesaws the throat of Young into the bottom rope. Heath cinches on a side headlock. Jinder gets the tag and exchanges some quick tags with his partner as they continue to isolate Young. Darren sense a brief opportunity and drops Jinder.
Titus gets the tag and charges into the ring. He tosses Jinder overhead and follows with a boot then a pin. Slater makes the save. Young chases Slater out of the ring. Titus decimates Jinder with a sitout spinebuster. Cover and this match is over.
Winners: The Prime Time Players
After the match, the crowd dances along with the victors.
Brad Maddox is on the phone in his office. Heyman comes up to him and tells Maddox to call back. Heyman is upset that Maddox made a match between Punk and Curtis that almost guarantees that Punk will get his hands on Heyman. Paul is worried that if that happens then Paul Heyman will never be seen again. Triple H walks up and Maddox walks away. Triple H claims that he has watched Heyman weasel his way through situations for years. The match at Night of Champions guarantees that Heyman won’t be able to weasel his way free. Trips claims that Punk getting his hands on Heyman is what is best for business.
Cody Rhodes v. Randy Orton
If Rhodes does not beat Orton than this will be the end of Rhodes’ career. A close-up shot of Rhodes’ face reveals a very emotional Superstar about to have the fight of his life. Cody’s baby blue eyes shine with a tint of desperation and a dash of martyrdom.
Orton backs Rhodes into the corner and hits a few punches. Rhodes fights back with some punches and kicks of his own. Rhodes whips Orton across the ring but is caught with a clothesline. Orton grabs Rhodes and drops him gut first onto the top rope. Orton bashes the head of Rhodes into he turnbuckle and then tosses him out of the ring. Cody counters as Orton tries to toss him into the steel steps. Orton’s head meets the steps instead. Rhodes rolls him back into the ring and goes for a cover. Orton kicks out.
Back inside the ring Rhodes applies a Venetian Armbar. Orton fights free but gets planted with a dropkick. Cover, but Orton kicks out. Orton rakes the eyes or Rhodes and goes for a cover. Cody kicks out. Orton backs Rhodes into the corner and bashes him with a ten punch. Rhodes fights back and slams Orton stomach first. Rhodes gets up for a ten-count punch of his own in the corner. Orton slides under his legs. Orton pulls Rhodes forward and hits a vicious neckbreaker.
Back from the break they brawl to the outside of the ring. Orton sends Rhodes into the barricade with a back body drop. They fight back into the ring. The momentum switches back and forth with neither man taking full control. Cody Rhodes knocks Orton back and goes for broke. He climbs to the top turnbuckle and leaps for a huge moonsault. Orton sidesteps and Rhodes lands stomach first in the middle of the ring.
Orton responds with a suspended DDT. Orton taunts the crowd as he prepares for the RKO. The crowd is roaring as Cody reverses – and hits Cross Rhodes. Cover, but Orton kicks out. Rhodes counters another RKO and tries for a roll up. Orton kicks out. Rhodes misses a disaster kick and lands awkwardly on his leg. Orton kicks out the back of his leg. Orton finally connects with the RKO.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match Orton makes his way up the entrance ramp as the fallen Rhodes wits in the ring. Triple H joins Orton on the ramp with a microphone. Despite a heartfelt fight, this is the end for Cody Rhodes. Triple H fires Cody.
CM Punk’s music hits. He makes his way down to the ring carrying a kendo stick. Punk begins to speak and says that he is finished with empty threats. Punk claims that he has said everything that he needs to say. He is done talking, Punk wants to fight. If fighting Curtis Axel is the only way to face Heyman than he is fully on board. Punk would invite them out to the ring but he knows that they wouldn’t come. Punk says that he is in such a dark place right now that he wouldn’t even want to fight himself. Punk says that he is not here to convince people of the biblical ass beating that will happen at the PPV. Instead, Punk wants all of the fans to know that he is going to destroy Heyman. Heyman says that Punk broke his heart, so Punk is going to break his face.
Daniel Bryan is in the locker room as Big Show approaches. Show assures Bryan that he did not want any part in tonight’s happenings. Bryan says that he doesn’t care. Show points out what happened with Rhodes earlier tonight. Show says that he has a family to take care of which puts him in a no win situation. Bryan agrees that it is a no win situation because Show is not going to win.
#1 Contenders Match for Divas Championship Natalya v. Brie Bella v. Naomi
The women are a bit out of sorts at the start as the paving for a Triple Threat match is not in the usual Diva repertoire. Natalya tries to capitalize with a Sharpshooter but Naomi catches her with a roll up. Natalya kicks out. Brie climbs to the top rope and leaps for a crossbody. Natalya catches her and lifts her up. Naomi hits rear view and covers Natalya. AJ, who had been on commentary for the match, runs into the ring and attacks. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner: No Contest
Rob Van Dam w/ Ricardo Rodriguez v. Damien Sandow
Ricardo does a long rolling r during the introduction for Rob. Sandow kicks Rob back at the start. Sandow goes for a cover but RVD kicks out. Dam is whipped towards the ropes but kicks Sandow and rolls him up with a leg scissors. Sandow kicks out. Damien hits a big boot and a cover of his own. RVD kicks out. Sandow gets behind Rob for a seated rear choke. Ricardo cheers on as RVD hits a springboard kick. RVD looks for Rolling Thunder but pauses as a new sound fills the arena. Alberto Del Rio’s music hits and he walks out onto the entrance ramp. Rob is knocked out of the ring as RAW goes to commercial.
Back from the break Sandow goes for a cover, but Rob kicks out. RVD fights his way back into the match only to be sent to the mat with a side Russian Leg Sweep. Sandow drops the Elbow of Disdain and goes for the cover. RVD kicks out. Sandow pulls back the arms of RVD to stretch him out. The crowd chants to get behind Rob as Ricardo leads them. RVD is tripped up into the second rope. Sandow charges across the ring and hits his knee against the back of Rob. Cover, but RVD kicks out.
Rob starts to fight back with a series of kicks. RVD flips across the ring and hits Rolling Thunder. RVD looks to the corner for the finish but Sandow catches up to him and tries to throw him out of the ring. RVD stays on the apron and hits a jawbreaker. RVD leaps to the top rope. RVD launches himself high up into the air for the 5 Star Frog Splash.
Winner: Rob Van Dam
During the break Stephanie McMahon announces that AJ Lee shall defend the Divas Championship at Night of Champions in a Fatal Four Way against Brie, Natalya & Naomi.
Cody is walking through the back flanked by security. Josh Mathews approaches and asks if he has any parting words. Rhodes says that he lost fair and square. Rhodes’ anger is over the stipulation. Cody claims that the McMahons have hated the Rhodes for two decades. They took Dusty and put him in polka dots. They took Dustin and painted him gold. Rhodes has a family to take care of, and angrily walks out of the arena.
The locker room makes their way out onto the entrance ramp for tonight’s main event.
Daniel Bryan v. The Big Show
Bryan is ready to fight but Show doesn’t want to lock up with the diminutive star. Bryan launches himself towards Show, but gets swapped away. Show tells him not to attack because he doesn’t want to hurt him. Show grabs Bryan by the head and tells him not to make him fight as he throws him out of the ring. Show says that this is not going to end well. Bryan scurries back into the ring and relentlessly kicks Show till he falls to the mat. Bryan covers, but Show kicks out. Despite desperately not wanting to fight, Show is for some reason choosing not to just let Bryan pin him and call it a night.
Show is hit with a dropkick and then begins to fight back. Show hits a chop and tosses Bryan across the ring. Show shouts that he doesn’t want to hurt Bryan and that this was not his idea. Show flicks Bryan across the ring again. Show lifts him up by the hair and punches him in the gut. Bryan fights back and manages to kick out the legs of Show. Bryan hits a series of kicks but gets blocked for his last wind up. Bryan responds by planting Show with a DDT. Bryan climbs up to the top rope. He leaps for a crossbody but Show catches him with a spear in midair. Show is ready for the end and looks for the KO punch. Show can’t bring himself to do it and heads out to the apron.
Triple H is not going to let Show leave the match. HHH’s music hits and he makes his way down to the ring flanked by The Shield. Show is commanded to get back into the ring, but refuses. The Shield charges into the ring and begins to attack Bryan. Show heads back to the ring and looks to make the save. HHH slides right in after him. Triple threatens to fire Show if he interferes, telling him to think of his family. The Shield hits a triple Powerbomb on Daniel Bryan. Big Show falls into the corner crying. Show is absolutely wailing as tears fall down his cheeks. Triple H gets right in his face. Triple H tells Show to ball up his fist and knock Daniel Bryan out. Show is weeping gallons as he walks towards Bryan. Roman Reigns is holding a limp Bryan up on his feet. Show will have none of it and slides out of the ring. Triple H is furious as Show looks to head up the ramp.
Stephanie McMahon’s music hits and she walks down the ramp towards Big Show. She pleads with him to think of his family. She offers him one last chance at redemption. Show begrudgingly heads back to the ring.
Back inside Show walks towards the limp Bryan. He considers punching out Triple H, but Stephanie McMahon steps between them. Show has no other option and delivers the KO punch to Daniel Bryan. Show slides out of the ring and is walked to the back but HHH and Stephanie. Triple assures Show that he did the right thing.
Randy Orton’s music hits and he walks out onto the ramp. The locker room can only look on helplessly. Randy Orton rolls into the ring and is alone with the fallen Daniel Bryan. Orton holds his Title up in the air to gloat his dominance as RAW goes off the air.
-- WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler recently spoke with MLive about maintaining and staying positive through the ups and downs of his pro wrestling career. Ziggler stated:
"I love this, I love doing this. I have no desire to switch companies or go to UFC or anything like that. I'm very ambitious, and I'm very outspoken about where I should be and where I need to be in the WWE. I love that I've never been one handed anything - ever. If I would've have been handed things, I don't know if I would've been able to enjoy it as much. Every time I turn a corner, it seems like the rug is being taken underneath me. It's like 'Hey, great job!' and then nothing. It's like 'Hey, wow, look what you can do!' and I'll say 'Thanks, boss!' and then there's nothing. And so, it's hard (to stay upbeat), but you have to deal with it and it makes me hungrier every single day knowing that I've scratched and clawed for everything I've earned in this business."
Check out the complete Dolph Ziggler interview online at MLive.com.
We noted the other day here on the website that there is major backstage heat on Dolph Ziggler but nobody seems to know why. Several WWE sources believe it's due to him not holding back in interviews with media outlets. He's been very outspoken and that doesn't go over well with management. We hope to have more on this shortly.
WWE Superstar Christian suffered a concussion during a match with WWE Champion Randy Orton on the Aug. 26 edition of Raw, according to WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann.
"We've pulled him out of all activity," said Amann. "His ImPACT scores are normal, but he’s still having some symptoms of fogginess and cloudiness."
He continued, "We are waiting for symptoms to get better until we perform an in-ring exertional challenge later this week at the Performance Center in Orlando. At that point, if he’s able to get in the ring and exert himself, and work without symptoms, we'll go ahead and clear him [to compete]."
Stay with WWE.com for more on the condition of the former World Heavyweight Champion.
-- As we reported earlier today, Shane McMahon has voluntarily stepped down as the CEO of China's "YOU On Demand" company. For those who didn't read the full press release and are already speculating about a WWE return, that is absolutely not the case. As the press release clearly states, Shane will stay on board as a "principal executive officer" and the Chairman of the Board.
TNA X-Division wrestler Zema Ion, who has been out of action for months due to surgery, was just added to live events this weekend.
It was revealed awhile back that Zema had emergency surgery to remove his appendix. He also revealed that during the scan a tumor was found in his colon which would require a separate surgery to remove.
Zema has healed and will make his return back to the ring this weekend.
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