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11/12 THIS DAY IN HISTORY: AUTHORITIES CLOSE THEIR BENOIT TRAGEDY INVESTIGATION

By Mike Johnson on 2012-11-12 08:00:00

November 12th

On this day in history in ....

1948 - Danny McShane defeats Antonino Rocca for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title in Houston, Texas, starting his second reign.

1951 - Jimmy Coffield defeats Dennis Clary for the NWA Heart Of America Heavyweight Title (later known as the Central States Title) in Kansas City, Missouri.

1965 - Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon defeats The Crusher in Denver, Colorado to win the AWA World Heavyweight Title for the fourth time.

1966 - Dick The Bruiser defeats Mad Dog Vachon for the AWA World Heavyweight Title in Omaha, Nebraska, exactly one year after Vachon won it from Bruiser's tag team partner, The Crusher.

1979 - Billy Robinson defeats Super Destroyer Mark II (Sgt. Slaugher) to win the AWA British Empire Heavyweight Title in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. This marked Robinson's third time winning the title.

1982 - Danny Davis defeats Bruce Hart for the Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Title in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, ending Hart's second reign.

1993 - Professional wrestling's Ken Shamrock competes on the first ever Ultimate Fighting Championship show in Denver, Colorado. He defeats Patrick Smith in the first round of a tournament, before losing to Royce Gracie (the eventual winner of the tournament) in the semifinals.

2001 - Matt & Jeff Hardy defeat Booker T & Test for the WWF World Tag Team Title in Boston, Massachusetts to start their fifth WWF tag title reign. It would be over five years before the Hardys would win a tag title together again. On the same show, Edge defeats Kurt Angle for the WCW United States Title. Edge would be the last U.S. Champion until WWE revives the title in 2003.

2003 - TNA holds their weekly Pay-per-view in Nashville, Tennessee at the Nashville Fairgrounds. The show was headlined by the return to the ring of Lex Luger, in his first match since being arrested in May of 2003 for possession of steroids following a police search of his residence after "Miss" Elizabeth Heulette died at Luger's home. Reportedly, Luger was put on the show at the insistence of long time friend Sting. Here are the results from the show:
- Ron Killings won a Gauntlet match.
- Christopher Daniels defeated Low Ki.
- Sonjay Dutt defeated Chad Collyer.
- Abyss defeated Don Harris.
- Kevin Northcutt & Ryan Wilson defeated Raven & The Sandman.
- Sting & AJ Styles defeated Lex Luger & Jeff Jarrett when Styles pinned Luger after Sting hit Luger three times with a baseball bat as Luger had Styles in a Torture Rack.

2006 - During the first set of Wrestling Society X tapings in Los Angeles, California, Vampiro defeats Sean Waltman (6 Pac) to become the first WSX Champion.

2007 - WSB-TV in Atlanta reported that DNA testing done on the Benoit family have been returned. Fayetteville Georgia DA Scott Ballard told the station that the results did not change the sheriff's office conclusion that the Benoit tragedy was the result of a murder-suicide committed by former WWE and WCW World champion Chris Benoit, but did not expound on that statement.

2007 - WWE broadcast Monday Night Raw.  Ed Sheriffs filed the following TV report:

The November 12, 2007 edition of Monday Night Raw is the go home show before this Sunday’s Survivor Series PPV.

Batista returns to Raw to open the show and takes the mic. Batista says he was invited by William Regal to take on some Raw competition. Batista says that’s a mistake because he’s gearing up for Hell in a Cell and the Undertaker. He’s going to be locked in a twenty foot high cell. Batista starts to talk some more, but The Undertaker comes out. Taker gets in the ring and takes his jacket and hat off. The two begin to square off, but Regal’s music begins to play.

Regal says he invited them for some competition, but not against each other. Tonight they will be partners facing the finest tag time on Raw, the tag champs Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch.

The Undertaker & Batista vs. Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch

The bell rings and Taker starts out with Cade. He quickly hits Old School and gets ready for a chokeslam, but Batista tags in. Batista spears Cade in the corner multiple times. Cade blocks a charge and throws Batista into the ring post. Murdoch tags in. He blocks a back body drop attempt and covers for two. Cade tags back in and they get a double team leg drop for two. Batista punches back and hits a spinebuster. Batista shakes the ropes, but Taker tags himself back and gives Cade a chokeslam. Murdoch breaks up the count, but Batista spears him. Taker gets Cade up and delivers a tombstone to complete the burial of the tag champs on Raw at the hands of the top stars on Smackdown.

Your winners, Batista and The Undertaker!

Not to be outdone, Batista gives Murdoch a Batista Bomb after the match.

Beth Phoenix vs. Maria

Maria looks like she applied her make up with Homer Simpson’s shotgun. The two look up and Beth puts her on the mat. Maria tries to choke Beth with her boot, but the Glamazon throws her down into a split and kicks her in the back. Maria with a kick and she does a handspring and kicks Beth in the head. Maria goes for a Victory Roll, but gets tossed to the mat. Phoenix hits the Glamazon-Plex for the win.

Your winner, Beth Phoenix!

Post match, Santino comes to the ring to check on Maria. He grabs a mic and says Maria is going to be ok. He reminds the audience that last week he was a victim of a brutal attack from Austin. He says that it wasn’t funny for one second and Austin can’t take criticism. He wonders what happened to the First Amendment rule of America. He says Austin owes him an apology and demands that the Rattlesnake come out. Since Stone Cold isn’t here, Santino turns to his friend, Good Ol’ JR. Santino says that he got mad when he saw that stupid, crooked smile, but then he realized that that smile is always on his face. Santino says that he is from Italy and he knows his English isn’t very good, and Ross is from Oklahoma and his English is even worse. He orders Ross to stand up and give him an apology. Lawler stands up instead. Santino invites the King into the ring. Santino says he will beat Lawler up. He offers the first punch. King takes it and knocks Santino to the mat with a right hand. Santino walks to the back, saying Jerry “Stupid” Lawler will pay for that.


In the back, Santino challenges Lawler to a match tonight and says he won’t be so easy like that guy from Taxi.

Footage after last week’s Raw is shown. Orton says if HBK uses or attempts to use the superkick, Michaels is disqualified and never gets a title shot again. If he (Orton) gets intentionally disqualified, or if it appears he is trying to do that, Michaels wins the WWE Championship.

Matt Hardy, Rey Mysterio, & Jeff Hardy vs. Finlay, Mr. Kennedy, & MVP

Finlay and Matt start. The two lock up. Matt pushes him into the corner. They break and get face to face before shoving each other. Finlay gets a side headlock. Matt pushes him off and goes for a hiptoss, but Finlay hits a short arm lariat. Kennedy tags in and punches Matt. MVP tags in and doesn’t want to face off with his tag team partner. Kennedy tags back in and pinds Hardy. Hardy punches back and throws Kennedy into the corner. Kennedy stomps Hardy against the ropes. Matt with a cross body. Matt hits a hip toss and arm drags Kennedy and Finlay. Hardy turns his back and gets tossed out of the ring by Kennedy. Commercial.

Back from the break, Kennedy is working over Matt Hardy. He applies a chinlock on the mat. Hardy fights back and hits a sloppy Side Effect. Rey and Finlay tag in. Rey with a seated senton off the top and he gets a quick two. Finlay ducks a springboard crossbody and kicks Rey in the face for two. MVP tags in and stomps Rey. MVP covers for two. He hits Rey and talks trash. MVP tosses Rey up and slams him down to the mat for two. MVP works the back. Rey knees out of it but MVP tags in Finlay, who cannonballs onto Rey for two. Scoop slam and a cheap shot to Jeff, who runs in and knocks Finlay from the ring. Kennedy tags in and gets multiple backbreakers. He puts Rey across his knee, but Rey fights out. Rey tries to crawl under Kennedy, but he gets dragged to the wrong corner as MVP tags in and keeps pressure on Rey’s midsection. Rey comes back with a DDT out of nowhere. Jeff tags in and gets a neckbreaker on MVP before knocking Finlay and Kennedy off the apron. Whisper in the Wind to MVP but Kennedy breaks up the pin. Hardy with a drop toe hold into the ropes. MVP is kicked into the ropes and Mysterio gets a double 619. Jeff with the Swanton onto MVP for the win. Solid match to build to the traditional Survivor Series match, which should be a lot of fun.

Your winners, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, & Rey Mysterio!

New Save Us promo. 6 days, 23 hours, and 33 minutes. We’ll see.

Face Off: Randy Orton & Shawn Michaels w/ special guest moderator Vince McMahon

Two podiums are set up touching each other so Orton and HBK will be face to face. Orton reminds HBK and the audience of the stipulations. HBK says the reason Orton got the superkick banned is because for the last 5 weeks, he has been feasting on Sweet Chin Music. Orton tells him to come off it and says for HBK it is not about the title, but it is about revenge. Orton says he is a hot head and it is instinct to use the superkick. Michaels wants Orton to have that chain of thought in Survivor Series. Michaels says maybe it’s all been a fluke and luck. But maybe he can win with a wrestling hold, or better yet…a submission hold. Get it? HBK asks how’s it going to feel when he loses the belt to a guy who doesn’t even have the option of using the Superkick. He says he doesn’t need it…he just needs the memory of when Orton tried to end his career and livelihood. HBK starts to go over to Orton’s podium but Vince pulls him back. Orton attacks when Michaels back is turned. He sets up for the concussion kick, but Vince says not until Sunday. Orton hits the RKO instead. Solid segment.

Layla, Jillian Hall, & Melina vs. Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, & Michelle McCool

Michelle and Melina trade wristlocks to start.  Kelly Squared tags in and hits Melina’s arm.  Melina gets the advantage and tags Jillian in.  Jillian with a backbreaker.  Kelly blocks the cartwheel splash and tags Mickie in.  Micke in with a rana.  She takes care of Layla and Melina.  Layla makes a blind tag and surprises Mickie.  All six women get in the ring and brawl.  Mick Kick to Leyla after Mickie plants one on Leyla’s lips.

Your winners, Mickie James, Michelle McCool, & Kelly Kelly!

Snitsky promo.  Why?  To paraphrase Regina George, stop trying to make Snitsky happen!  It’s not going to happen!

Santino Marella vs. Jerry Lawler

King has no gear, btw.  The two with a brief lock up.  Lawler gets a back body drop.  Lawler with some punches.  Santino blocks another back body drop and kicks Orton on the mat, then hits some right hands.  Snapmare and chinlock by Santino.  King fights back and kicks Santino in the back of the leg multiple times.  Santino blocks a charge and knocks Lawler to the mat.  He tells JR to watch this, but Lawler gets an inside cradle for the win.

Your winner, Jerry Lawler!

Jerry no sells the win and wants to talk about the Divas tag match.

More Save Us video.  Break the Walls is in there.  It still says 6 days, 23 hours, 33 minutes.

Training video of William Regal working with Hornswoggle in an empty arena before the show.  Lillian introduces Horny like it is a real match.  Horny comes out from underneath the ring.  Lillian introduces the Great Khali.  It is Coach posing as him, complete with a wig.    Regal:  “What a physique.”  Heh.  He makes Coach come over the top rope like Khali does.  Coach tosses off the wig but Regal demands he put it back on.  Someone posing as Ranjin Singh talks in a stereotypical voice even though the real Singh doesn’t even speak with an accent.  Love that borderline racist humor!  Regal tells Coach he is just a tackling dummy today.  Horny kicks Coach in the shin.  Coach tells him to stop and points his finger.  Horny bites it.  Horny kneels and Regal pushes him down.  Horny pulls down Coach’s pants and comes off the top with a splash for the win.  Hornswoggle takes the wig off and puts his hat on Coach.

Triple H talks about the Survivor Series Match.  He says Umaga will be lucky to make it after they go one on one tonight.  He says if he gets the opportunity, he will finish off Umaga.

Lumberjack match:  Triple H vs. Umaga

Their respective partners for this Sunday’s elimination match are the lumberjacks.  Umaga gets the early advantage but misses a splash.  H punches him in the head, but Umaga dumps him out.  None of the lumberjacks go for him.  Neckbreaker by HHH only gets one.  More rights from the H.  Umaga is dumped from the ring.  No one goes for him, but Triple H jumps off the apron onto Umaga and his team.  HHH kicks Umaga in the face and goes for a pedigree but he gets back body dropped out.  The lumberjacks get a few shots in.  Commercial.

Back from the break, HHH and Umaga are trading punches.  HHH blocks a charge.  Umaga catches him and slams HHH to the mat.  Umaga with a headbutt.  Umaga with a seated senton onto HHH’s chest a couple times.  Finlay gets a shot in when the ref has his back turned.  Umaga hits a splash for two.  Dragon kick by Umaga.  HHH goes to pick up Umaga, but he falls down and Umaga gets another two count.  Umaga with a nerve hold.  He pounds HHH in the back before applying the nerve hold again.  Right hands in the corner by Umaga.  Kennedy gets in a choke.  Umaga goes for the whipsplash, but HHH dodges it.  HHH tosses Umaga into the corner and fires back with some punches.  DDT by HHH for two.  Facebuster by HHH.  He goes for a Pedigree again, but Umaga counters to a Samoan Drop and goes for the spike.  HHH ducks it and hits a spinebuster.  Finlay runs and for the DQ and all the other lumberjacks soon follow to end the show.  Good edition of RAW.  A lot more entertaining with all of the brands represented.

2008 - World Wrestling Entertainment's stock dropped to $12.43 a share at closing, the lowest the stock has dipped in a year. The stock has dropped since the company's third quarter earnings release showed a 37% slide in net income and in recent days, it had dropped dangerously close to matching the previous low of $12.50.

2009 - WWE ran Liepzig, Germany with the following results from Arena Leipzig:

WWE Intercontinental Championship Triple Threat Match:
John Morrison (c) beat Matt Hardy und Dolph Ziggler

Tag Team Match:
Goldust & Shelton Benjamin beat Zack Ryder & Ezekiel Jackson

Singles Match:
Drew McIntyre beat Finlay

Divas Tag Team Match:
Mickie James & Katie Lea Burchill beat Michelle McCool & Beth Phoenix

Singles Match:
Rey Mysterio jr. beat Batista via DQ after a Chairshot.
After the Match there were Run Ins from Matt Hardy, Zack Ryder, John Morrison and Dolph Ziggler. At the End caught Rey Batista with a Chair and The Animal was thrown out of the Ring.

ECW Championship Match:
Christian (c) beat William Regal

Singles Match:
R-Truth beat Eric Escobar

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Casket Match:
The Undertaker beat CM Punk

2009 - The FOX dramam Bones featured a wrestling-inspired episode after the body of a little person who wrestled as The Leprechaun is discovered.

2009 - TNA broadcast Impact.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We start off with a look back at the announcement of the announcement that Hulk Hogan signed with TNA. Then we see the owner’s meeting with the wrestlers.

Mick Foley is with Super Dave Osborne in his office and Mick talks about Dave’s show. Dave mentions that Mick Foley will be on the show on December 1st. Dave says that he doesn’t want to over plug his show. Mick mentions he has a book coming out in 2010 so he needs to be equal on the plugging tasks. Foley says that Dave gets to book one match because Foley only got one sketch on Dave’s show. Mick says that it cannot be a title match and if Knockouts are involved, they have to be dressed appropriately. Mick wants to talk to Jeremy. Foley tells Jeremy to keep an eye on Dave.

Lethal enters and he looks for Hogan and he mentions his Legend’s challenge. Lethal talks about Dave’s role on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Lethal says that he wants to know who his opponent is.

Jeremy asks Dave if he follows his tweets and Dave says that he prefers to talk to people.

We are live on tape from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Mike ‘When do we move the announce table to the Hulk Coaster’ Tenay and Taz.

Mick Foley comes out and he joins Mike and Taz at the announce table. Mike and Taz mention that Foley was not aware of the Hogan partnership with TNA. Foley says that he did not get the e-mail in a timely fashion.

Match Number One: Dr. Stevie with Daffney versus Abyss

Abyss with a boot to a charging Stevie for a near fall. Abyss misses a charge into the corner but Stevie misses a charge of his own and Abyss gets a near fall with a rollup. Abyss gets Stevie up for Shock Treatment but Stevie gets out of the hold and then he clips Abyss’ knee and connects with elbow drops and a leg drop for a near fall. Stevie with an elbow drop for a near fall. Stevie with a Steviekick for a near fall. Stevie yells at Abyss. Abyss grabs Stevie by the throat but Stevie with a kick. Abyss hits the Black Hole Slam but the lights go out.

The lights go back on and both men are down. Stevie rolls over and he gets the three count.
Winner: Dr. Stevie

After the match, Daffney gives a chair to Stevie. Foley leaves the announce table and he punches Stevie. Foley checks on Abyss and then he goes after Stevie. Foley gets the chair and the lights go out again. There is a flash in the ring and there is a fireball.

The lights go back on and Raven is in the ring and he hits the Evenflow DDT. Security checks on Foley after the fireball while Raven, Stevie, and Daffney pose in the ring.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Raven, Stevie, and Daffney are in the back with Jeremy Borash. Stevie asks Abyss what he didn’t understand. Stevie says that he is here to stay forever in TNA. It was Abyss who wanted to bring the pain. Raven says that the last time Foley got between him and one of his playmates, Terry Funk caught on fire. Now Foley had to burn. Raven says that it is good to be back with Abyss to reminisce about war stories. Raven says that they are going to have so much fun playing in the sandbox. Raven says that there are differences between him and Abyss.

Mike and Taz continue to talk about the Hogan signing and they wonder how the signing will affect Sting. Next week, Sting will be interviewed about Hulk Hogan.

We have a Sting and Hogan video package.

Match Number Two: Alissa Flash versus Traci Brooks

They lock up and Traci with a clean break but Flash chokes Traci in the corner and kicks her arm. Flash with forearms to Traci as she works on the arm. Flash with an elbow to the arm followed by a shoulder breaker for a near fall. Flash with a Flatline and then she slams Traci’s injured arm onto the mat. Alissa with a arm bar and Traci taps.
Winner: Alissa Flash

After the match, Traci attacks Alissa from behind and she takes her to the floor as we hear the bleeps fly. Traci tells Alissa that she is going to kill her.

We see boots walking into commercial.

Match Number Three: Jay Lethal versus Jim Neidhart in a Legend’s Challenge

They lock up and Neidhart with punches followed by a back body drop. Neidhart misses a charge into the corner and Lethal with a double sledge from the top turnbuckle. Lethal with jabs to Neidhart followed by a clothesline but Neidhart hits one as well. Lethal drops Neidhart on the top rope and gets a near fall. Lethal with a running elbow but he misses a second one. Lethal tries for a cross body and Neidhart catches him and hits a power slam for the three count.
Winner: Jim Neidhart

We go to footage from earlier today of Lauren’s interview with Bobby Lashley. Lashley says that Steiner did not have to bring Kristal into this and then he is interrupted by someone from production and he is told that he is needed in the truck. They show Lashley footage of Steiner saying that he is not at the Impact Zone. He says that Lashley is too aggressive. He says that the husband is the last to find out that his woman is in love with another man. Steiner says that he tried to check in but he did not have his wallet. Steiner says that he is nice enough to have Lashley’s room. Lashley heads to the hotel and we have a camera crew following Lashley as we go to commercial.

We see Velvet, Madison, and Lacey walking in the back and we return to commercial.

We are back and Super Dave is in the office and he is on the phone with Mick. They talk about Mick being at the hospital. Dave wants to go to the hospital but then Jeremy says that they are in charge. Dave says that he is in charge. Dave wants a match to be put together in honor of Mick. Jeremy says that the X Division is the way to go.

Match Number Four: Lacey Von Erich, Velvet Sky, Madison Rayne, and Awesome Kong versus Tara, Sarita, ODB, and Taylor Wilde

Madison and Tara start things off and Madison pushes Tara down but Tara pushes Madison down and then she takes Madison down and applies a front face lock and bridge. Taylor tags in and she works on the arm. Taylor with an arm drag and then she tags in Sarita. Taylor sends Sarita onto Madison. Lacey tags in and they lock up. Lacey backs Sarita into the corner and she kicks Sarita. Lacey with a kick and forearm to the back and she gets a near fall as we go to commercial.

We are back and Velvet with a snap mare to Sarita followed by a kick to the back. Velvet misses a drop kick and Sarita hits a drop kick of her own. We see footage from the break of Velvet and Madison working over Sarita. ODB tags in and she goes after everyone. ODB with an Irish whip to Madison and then she hits a splash into the corner on Velvet and then Madison. ODB with a bronco buster to Velvet. ODB with a fallaway slam to Madison and she kips up. Lacey with a clothesline to ODB. Tara with a punch to Lacey but Kong knocks Tara down. Taylor tries for a cross body on Kong but Taylor bounces off Kong. Wilde avoids the Awesome Bomb but she cannot avoid the Implant Buster and Kong gets the three count.
Winners: Velvet Sky, Awesome Kong, Madison Rayne, and Lacey Von Erich

After the match, we see Kong and Tara stare each other down.

The X Division are in the office and Dave asks them to bust their asses like they have never done so before. He wants them to donate this match to Mick Foley. He wants them to risk their lives, just like he does in his career.

We go to commercial with comments about Hulk Hogan working with Dixie Carter.

Kurt Angle is walking in the back as we return to commercial.

We are back and we have footage of the Lashley/Steiner hotel confrontation. We see Lashley running down the hall and he enters his room and sees Kristal in there. Kristal says that she is okay but Bobby turns around and Steiner attacks him. Steiner hits Lashley with a lamp and then he leaves while Kristal asks for security.

Kurt Angle comes to the ring via the Anglevator. Kurt mentions that Sunday’s match might be the most important match of his life. Over the last few months, Matt Morgan and A.J. Styles took him to the limit. Those men have reached their full potential and are almost at the level of Kurt Angle. Kurt says that he strives for competition to show who is the best. He has respect for those people. He does not have respect for a punk who comes off the street and tries to break his neck. Last week, he laid in traction for three days wondering if he had to go back to square one with his broken neck. Kurt says that Desmond went for Kurt’s weakness but two weeks later, he is back in his wrestling ring. Kurt says that Desmond has earned nothing and has proven nothing. He will end his career on Sunday.

Desmond appears on the BrotherTron and he says that he does not want to be around Angle tonight. Desmond says that he is not here to beat Angle, he is here to end Angle’s career. Desmond says that he isn’t in TNA to be better than Angle. He is here to take Wolfe’s place. Desmond tells Kurt to bring his mangled body into the ring. Wolfe tries to attack Angle from behind but Angle avoids it and hits a European uppercut and he punches Wolfe. Wolfe leaves the ring. They fight on the floor and Angle with a European uppercut and forearms to the back. Angle with another European uppercut and then Angle gets a chair but Wolfe moves out of the way and Wolfe hits a DDT on the floor. Wolfe hits Angle with the chair as the video starts for the third time. Meanwhile, Wolfe says the third time is the charm.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Super Dave Osborne has made his way to ringside to join Mike and Taz.

Match Number Five: Amazing Red, Chris Sabin, and Alex Shelley versus Kiyoshi, Sheik Abdul Bashir, and Homicide

The World Elite go after their opponents as the bell rings. Homicide and Shelley are the official first men in and Homicide with a back elbow. Bashir tags in and he punches Shelley and sends him into the turnbuckles. Bashir chokes Shelley and hits a neck breaker for a near fall. Kiyoshi tags in and he connects with a forearm to the back. Shelley with a chop but Kiyoshi with chops to Shelley. Shelley with chops of his own. Kiyoshi with a snap mare and a low clothesline for a near fall. Kiyoshi runs into a boot and Shelley tries to make the tag. Kiyoshi with a jawbreaker and Homicide brings the barbed wire bat to the ring but security takes him away.

Kiyoshi tags Bashir back in and they double team Shelley. Shelley sends Kiyoshi to the apron and then the floor. Bashir is sent into the turnbuckles. Red tags in and hits a double drop kick and a spin kick to Kiyoshi and Bashir. Red with an elbow to Bashir and a kick to Kiyoshi. Red with a spin kick off Kiyoshi’s back. Red with a satellite DDT to Kiyoshi. Red with a corkscrew plancha onto Kiyoshi. Shelley with a cross body while Sabin hits a neck breaker on Bashir for the three count.
Winners: Amazing Red, Alex Shelley, and Chris Sabin

Lauren is with Desmond Wolfe and she says that she has never seen anyone have Kurt Angle’s number. Desmond says that his goal is to be Kurt Angle. He has followed Kurt’s path. He says that he is here to replace Kurt Angle. He is a younger, better looking, more determined, and healthier version. He came close to ending Kurt’s career but enough to be able to finish off the job on Sunday. He says that everyone will bow to his howl. We go to commercial.

We are back and do you remember last week when Dixie Carter gave her Win One for the Dixster speech? We have highlights.

Team 3D come to the ring and they are joined by Rhino. Ray says that life is about a couple of things. It is about change and about choice. Dixie Carter said that there would be a lot of changes in TNA and the locker room would have to make the choice whether they are on board or not on board. Ray says that they are on board. Last week, he had a choice and he chose to wrap a steel chair around Matt Morgan and Hernandez’s head. He had some time to think about that choice and after thinking about it, he was glad to make that choice. For a while Rhino has been telling them that the younger talent has been trying to take out the veterans of the company. Ray tells Rhino that he is sorry that he did not believe him. He says that Rhino has had their back for the last 15 years while everyone else tries to stab them in the back. Ray tells the younger talent that is going to try to take them out, he says that will not happen. He says that they will hold the younger talent down so this does not happen. Ray wants Hernandez and Matt Morgan to come out right now.

Hernandez and Matt Morgan come out. Matt says that isn’t the way things work any more. If he has something to say to them, they come up to talk to them. Ray insults Morgan and Hernandez. Hernandez tells them that everything that they got in TNA, they took. They took it because they can.

Ray says that he cannot understand what Hernandez is saying. He brings up their challenge for Turning Point and wonders if they have a partner or if they are waiting for a partner to be given to them by TNA management. Matt says that they can take care of them by themselves. Devon tells them that they better hope that someone answers their call because they will be taken out.

D’Angelo Dinero’s music plays and he comes out. He says that they have to look no further for the third man. Matt Morgan is the future. Hernandez is the future.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Matt Morgan does a public service announcement about ADHD.

Lauren is with part of the World Elite. Lauren mentions that the British Invasion’s suspension has been lifted. If they lose or are disqualified, James Storm and Robert Roode are in the tag title match on Sunday. Magnus says that they have been discriminated against. Doug Williams says that they are a proud team and they will make sure that James Storm and Robert Roode will no longer darken a ring with the ring again. Eric Young complains about how TNA management did not live up to their suspension and he says that this is a sign of poor management. Eric Young says that he was a huge fan of Hulk Hogan’s when he was three years old.

It is time to run through the card for Turning Point.

We go to commercial.

James Storm and Robert Roode make their way through the back as we return to commercial.

Jeremy Borash is with A.J. Styles and he asks about the title match. Jeremy suggests that A.J. and Daniels are not on the same page. A.J. apologizes to Daniels because he was not the one who jumped him. A.J. says that he will not apologize for being the best. They are not on the same page because of what Joe did. A.J. mentions that he has been jumped three weeks in a row. He gave the match to Daniels because he wanted to give him a match. A.J. says that maybe Daniels wants what A.J. has worked so hard for. He says that Joe has been stirring the pot. The games will not work any more because A.J. is the best at what he does.

Match Number Six: Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams versus James Storm and Robert Roode in a Non Title Match

Williams and Roode start off and Roode with a shoulder tackle and clothesline. Roode with a back body drop to Magnus. Roode clotheslines Williams over the top rope while Storm clotheslines Magnus over the top rope to the floor. Williams wants to go to the back but Magnus reminds them about the stipulation. Roode with a drop toe hold to Williams and then Storm is tagged in and he works on the arm. Magnus yells at Rob to leave and get rid of the chair. Magnus trips Roode and Williams with a back elbow. Magnus is tagged in and he kicks and chokes Roode. Magnus sends Roode into the turnbuckles and tags in Williams. They do the cross arm clothesline and then they pose instead of getting the victory. Williams with a near fall and then he applies a rear chin lock. Williams pulls Roode down by the hair. Magnus tags in and Williams charges into a boot and then Roode with a double blockbuster and everyone except Storm is down. Storm tags in and he punches Magnus and Williams. Storm with a face buster and a neck breaker. Storm brings Williams in and hits a bulldog. Storm sends Magnus to the apron but Magnus with a punch. Storm with a punch and an IEDDT. Storm and Roode with a double suplex on Williams and it is time to announce their team name instead of trying to win. Roode with a clothesline while Storm hits a lungblower on Magnus but they can only get a two count. A chair is brought into the ring and Magnus wants to use it but Williams stops him. Williams and Magnus collide and Williams is sent outside the ring. Roode and Storm hit DWI for the three count.
Winners: James Storm and Robert Roode

Lauren stops Roode and Storm outside the ring for their comments. Roode says that on Sunday they will prove why they are the greatest TNA tag team of all time. Storm tells them sorry about their damn luck. We go to commercial.

We are back and Matt Morgan, Hernandez, and D’Angelo Dinero are with Jeremy Borash. Hernandez says that he does not trust a man who wears sunglasses all the time. Matt says that he has been around the block and he wonders how he can trust a street pimp. Dinero says that there is a code of honor and a code of respect. When he gives his word, it is golden. If Team 3D and Rhino want a fight, he is going to team with Matt and Hernandez. At Turning Point, they are going to be pimping.

Lauren is with Daniels and she asks Daniels about how it might be more than a wrestling match. Daniels wants to know if that is a way to talk about A.J. accusing him of attacking A.J. or having a match against A.J. after being dropped on his neck. Daniels says that they are still friends, but when the bell rings, there are no friends in the ring. If TNA supported him the way that the company supported A.J., he could have been champion. Daniels wants to know why the match is a three way on Sunday instead of a one-on-one match.

We see footage of Joe choking out A.J. Styles after A.J.’s match last week.

Match Number Seven: Samoa Joe versus A.J. Styles in a Non Title Match

Styles chases after Joe on the floor and then Joe goes back to the floor. Styles continues to follow. Back in the ring, Styles with the phenomenal drop kick but Joe sends Styles into the turnbuckles. Joe with punches in the corner and then he face washes Styles. Joe with the power bomb into an STF and then he turns it into a Crippler Crossface. Styles gets to the ropes. Joe with more jabs to Styles and then he connects with more punches. Styles with punches of his own followed by a chop. Joe runs into a boot. Joe with a clothesline to A.J. for a near fall. Joe tries for another power bomb but Styles escapes and hits a spin kick. Joe avoids a Styles Clash with a back body drop. Styles avoids a clothesline and hits a pele kick. Styles goes up top but Daniels hits the ropes and Styles goes to the mat. Styles and Daniels argue and Joe smiles. Styles slaps Daniels and Joe with the choke to Styles and Styles passes out.
Winner: Samoa Joe

After the match, Joe holds the title belt as he stands over Styles.

2009 - WWE broadcast Superstars.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We begin tonight’s show with a Smackdown match but our main event is Ted DiBiase versus Montel Vontavious Porter.

Match Number One: Matt Hardy versus David Hart Smith with Tyson Kidd and Natayla

They lock up and Smith with an arm drag into an arm bar. Smith adds more pressure to the arm and he puts Hardy in a hammer lock. Hardy reverses the hammer lock into a side head lock and take down. Hardy with a shoulder tackle that staggers Smith and then he applies another side head lock and he takes Smith to the mat. Smith with elbows. Natalya tries to interfere but it backfires and Hardy punches Smith. Smith responds with a hard Irish whip. Smith punches and kicks Hardy and then he Irish whips Hardy and connects with a running clothesline into the corner. Smith with an elbow to the top of the head followed by a kick. Smith with a reverse chin lock. Hardy with a kick to a charging Smith followed by a neck breaker and the screaming leg drop from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Smith sends Hardy to the floor but Hardy pulls Smith out with him. Hardy sends Smith into the apron and then rolls Smith into the ring. Hardy goes up top but Kidd gets on the apron to distract the referee and allow Smith to punch Hardy and then he hits a superplex and both men are down.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Smith with a chin lock to Hardy and then he puts Hardy in an abdominal stretch. Hardy escapes the hold and he tries for a rollup but Smith holds the ropes. Smith with a punch when the referee was dealing with Hardy and then he hits a power slam for a near fall. Smith runs Hardy into the turnbuckles and hits a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall. Smith with a Saito suplex for another near fall. Smith continues to work on the back with a knee and elbow drop. Smith with a rear chin lock. Hardy with punches but Smith with a punch of his own. Smith puts Hardy on the top turnbuckle and he sets for a super belly-to-back suplex but Hardy with elbows that knock Smith off the turnbuckles. Hardy hits the moonsault but can only get a two count. Hardy with punches to Smith’s midsection and head and then Hardy with a neck breaker for a near fall. Hardy goes to the turnbuckles again and he hits the screaming elbow to the head. Hardy waits for the Twist of Fate but Smith escapes it. Hardy with the Side Effect for a two count. Kidd gets on the apron and Hardy punches him off. Smith with a boot to the head and Hardy is down. Meanwhile, the referee sends Natalya and Kidd to the back and that allows Hardy to get the three count with an inside cradle.
Winner: Matt Hardy

It is time for Ask the Divas.

Zack Ryder is walking in the back and he has Rosa Mendes at his side.

Match Number Two: Zack Ryder with Rosa Mendes versus Shelton Benjamin

Ryder with a kick and forearm to the back as the match starts. Benjamin with a kick and forearm but Ryder with a knee and he sends Benjamin to the floor. Benjamin returns to the ring and he takes Ryder down and punches him. Benjamin with a belly-to-back suplex followed by an Irish whip. Benjamin lands on the turnbuckles when Ryder moves, but Ryder pulls Benjamin off the turnbuckles. Ryder with a neck breaker for a near fall. Ryder with a reverse chin lock followed by a knee drop for a near fall. Ryder returns to the rear chin lock but Benjamin gets him up for an apparent electric chair drop but Ryder escapes and hits a leaping leg lariat for a near fall. Ryder with a crossface. Benjamin runs Ryder into the turnbuckles and then he escapes the hold. Benjamin with an overhead belly-to-belly throw followed by punches and kicks. Benjamin with a punch and thrust to the throat. Ryder with an Irish whip but Benjamin with a forearm from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Benjamin has Ryder for a power bomb but Ryder gets them close enough to the ropes and they both go over the top rope to the floor. Benjamin sends Ryder into the ringside barrier and Rosa comes over to check on Ryder. Ryder gets distracted by Rosa and gets counted out.
Winner: Shelton Benjamin by count out

After the match, Ryder returns to the ring and Benjamin hits Paydirt but it doesn’t matter because he already won the match.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole to run through the card for the Survivor Series.

Josh Mathews is with Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes in the locker room. Josh asks them about the comments they made on Monday night. Cody says that they were being honest. You are defined by your actions. MVP will not beat Ted tonight so they are not VIPs. Ted reminds Josh that MVP is an ex-con who bought some flashy jewelry. Ted asks Josh if he knows who his father is and he says that if anyone is ‘ballin’ it is him. Ted says that he is not impressed with any member of Team Kofi. Ted says that he is looking forward to beating MVP tonight.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we see highlights of Kyle Busch winning the Nationwide race in Texas.

Match Number Three: Ted DiBiase with Cody Rhodes versus Montel Vontavious Porter with Mark Henry

They lock up and Porter with a side head lock and take down into a side head lock. DiBiase punches Porter in the corner. Porter with a clothesline for a near fall. Porter runs into a boot by DiBiase but Porter with a back body drop to DiBiase and he gets a near fall. Porter with a slam and knee drop for a near fall. Porter with a side head lock but DiBiase with a knee and forearm followed by a punch. Rhodes pulls DiBiase out of the ring to stop any momentum for Porter but Porter with a pescado onto Rhodes and DiBiase. Porter returns to the ring and poses as we go to commercial.

We are back and Porter with an inside cradle for a near fall. Porter with knees and a snap mare to DiBiase for a near fall. Porter misses the boot into the corner and then he is sent to the floor. DiBiase goes out after Porter and he hits him in the back. DiBiase drops Porter’s arm on the ringside barrier and then he sends Porter into the ring post. They return to the ring and DiBiase gets a near fall. DiBiase with knees to the arm and then he punches Porter. DiBiase with a key lock and he continues to work on Porter’s arm but he cannot finish Porter off. DiBiase with a knee to the shoulder. Rhodes uses the referee’s focus on DiBiase to send Porter’s arm into the ring post. DiBiase gets a near fall. DiBiase with a clothesline for a near fall. DiBiase returns to the key lock but Porter with punches. DiBiase with a kick but Porter with an overhead belly-to-belly throw. Both men are down. Porter punches DiBiase and hits a clothesline and back elbow. Porter with a face buster and it is time for the Ballin Elbow and he hits it. Porter tries for the Playmaker but DiBiase with a kick to the injured arm. Porter with a running kick but he can only get a two count. Rhodes gets on the apron but Henry grabs Rhodes and sends him into the ring post. After a few reversals, Porter gets the three count with an inside cradle.
Winner: Montel Vontavious Porter

2010 - WWE broadcast Smackdown.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

This week’s show starts off with Wade Barrett running down the recent failures in Nexus thanks to David Otunga’s efforts to show that he should be the man in charge of the group. Wade has given Otunga one last chance to prove that he is ‘Nexus . . . and not against us’ but it is a tough challenge because he must defeat Edge to continue to wear the black and gold of Nexus (unless you are John Cena, then you can wear whatever you want).

We are live on tape from Manchester, United Kingdom and your announcers are Matt ‘Did the three man booth work for Monday Night Football’ Striker, Todd ‘Mr. Bean’ Grisham, and Michael ‘I haven’t moved from this seat since Monday night’ Cole.

The number one contender, Edge comes to the ring to talk to the WWE Universe, but he is not dressed for his Excommunication Match with David Otunga. Edge says that he wants to be honest with everyone. He says that he is a busy guy. He says that he is going to go backwards. He says that he hopes everyone has their tickets for Wrestlemania in Atlanta because he is going to walk into Wrestlemania as the World Champion. Edge reminds us that he has main evented Wrestlemania before and he will do it again. Edge says that it will be a tough task to defeat Kane, and some might say it is impossible. However, Edge has a plan. That plan sees Edge walking out of Miami as a ten time World Champion.

Edge moves on to his agenda for tonight . . . David Otunga. The crowd boos and Edge says that is how he feels about Otunga. He is facing the man who thinks that he will go through Edge to remain in Nexus. Edge says that he hopes that David will continue to depend on his wife because while she walks the red carpet, David will walk the unemployment line.

The haunting music for Nexus plays and everyone except Wade Barrett and John Cena come to the ring. They circle the ring and then they get on the apron. Edge is ready for a fight, but Edge’s ex-wife, Vickie Guerrero comes out and stops any attack on Edge. Vickie says that she has a huge announcement. Vickie says that Teddy Long is not here because he was detained by customs so she is in charge tonight.

Vickie tells David that since she is in charge, if any of the members of Nexus enter the ring, he loses his match and he will be Excommunicated from Nexus. Vickie says that she has a huge show planned tonight. Big Show will face Kane; and David Otunga will face Edge. Vickie says that she does not want a repeat like last week and she will not be like Teddy and lose control of the show. Nexus will be allowed to surround the ring tonight, but they will be joined by the entire Smackdown roster.

Vickie says that since they are in Manchester, that they start the night with both men shaking hands like fine Englishmen. The crowd boos the idea of the handshake. Vickie tells the other members of Nexus to get on the floor or Otunga will be forced to lose the match. Vickie wants them to shake hands so they can make peace and get on with the rest of the show.

Otunga offers his hand and Edge starts to walk out of the ring, but Vickie says that if Edge does not shake David’s hand, she will find a replacement for Edge in the World Title Match at Survivor Series. Edge shakes hands and then he spears Otunga off the apron and to the floor.

A Rolls Royce drives into the building and it is Alberto Del Rio. We go to commercial.

Match Number One: Kofi Kingston versus Alberto Del Rio

They lock up and Alberto backs Kofi into the turnbuckles and Del Rio with a gentle slap to the face. Kofi with a forearm and kicks followed by a European uppercut and a drop kick for a near fall. Kofi with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Del Rio with a clothesline and kick to Kofi. He sends Kofi into the turnbuckles and he kicks Kofi in the corner. Del Rio with a slam to Kofi and then he kicks Kofi in the back. Del Rio with an inside cradle for a one count. Kofi with punches to Del Rio but Del Rio with a knee and then he sends Kofi into the turnbuckles again. Del Rio with an Irish whip and shoulder tackle. Kofi with a leaping back elbow and then he leaps into the corner and punches Del Rio before returning to the mat and he hits a European uppercut.

Del Rio goes to the floor and Kofi with a baseball slide to keep Del Rio on the floor. Kofi with a tope suicida onto Del Rio. They return to the ring and Kofi gets a near fall. Del Rio holds on to the ropes on a drop kick attempt by Kofi so Kofi charges at Del Rio and he is sent to the apron, but he is not on the apron long because Del Rio hits an enzuigiri that sends Kingston to the floor as we go to commercial.

We are back and Del Rio has Kofi in a reverse chin lock and then he sends Kofi head first into the mat and he gets a near fall. Del Rio punches Kofi and then he stands over Kofi and gloats about his success so far. Del Rio mocks Kofi but Kofi kicks weakly at Del Rio. Kofi is pulled out of the corner as Del Rio continues to work on the neck and back. Del Rio with knees to the back of the neck. Del Rio with a side head lock but Kofi with forearms and punches as he backs Del Rio into the corner. The referee warns Kofi and pulls him out of the corner.

Kofi with chops followed by a drop kick but he misses a splash into the corner. Del Rio runs into boots from Kofi and Kofi hits a springboard cross body for a near fall. Del Rio with a kick and punch but he misses a clothesline. Kofi hits the Superman punch and he hits the Boom Drop as he waits for Del Rio to get up for Trouble in Paradise. Del Rio gets out of the way and to the floor. They fight on the apron and Del Rio pulls Kofi into the ring post and then he hits a drop kick to the arm against the ring post.

Del Rio applies the cross arm breaker and Kofi taps.

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

After the match, Rey Mysterio’s music plays and he looks like he is ready for a fight. Rey slides into the ring between Del Rio’s legs and then Rey has a kick blocked but he hits an enzuigiri and it sends Alberto into the ropes and Rey hits the 619 on Del Rio. Del Rio goes to the floor as Rey stands tall in the ring.

We go to the Nexus Locker Room and Michael says that this might not be such a good idea. Husky says that they should change the game plan. Heath says that Edge is crazy. If it is just Nexus at ringside, David would win easily, but there are sixteen other superstars who will be at ringside and they don’t like Nexus. Heath says that he is not willing to risk his career . . .

David Otunga enters the room and he understands that there can only be one leader of Nexus and it is Wade. However, Wade isn’t here tonight and this is there task. David says that this is the biggest night of his life. He wants the others to put themselves in his shoes. David asks rhetorically what does he have without Nexus. He says that they have come so far together and they are part of a team. David says that if one fails, they all fail. David asks them, who is next if he loses. They need to show that they are the most dominant force in WWE. David walks out and the other members of Nexus have a new found confidence. Then once Otunga is gone, the doubt starts to return.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Did You Know that Smackdown was the number one show on cable last Friday.

Match Number Two: Natalya versus Layla in a Non Title Match Semi-Preview for the Handicap Match at Survivor Series

Natalya with a waist lock and take down into a front face lock but Layla reverses and puts Natalya in a hammer lock. Natalya with a delayed vertical suplex with some squats added and she gets a near fall. Natalya with a forearm but Layla floats over after the Irish whip. Layla with a series of kicks to Natalya and she goes to the apron. Natalya with a shoulder but Layla with a kick to Natalya’s head and Layla gets a near fall. Layla with a head scissors but Natalya picks up Layla and runs her into the turnbuckles and then hits a back breaker. Layla with a clothesline but she misses a leg drop. Layla misses a splash into the corner and Natalya with a slam and discus clothesline. Natalya with a butterfly suplex for a near fall. Layla sends Natalya face first into the turnbuckles but Natalya blocks a kick and she puts Layla in the Sharpshooter and Layla taps.

Winner: Natalya

We go into the bowels of the arena where Paul Bearer and Kane are standing in the red light that surrounds Kane’s existence. Kane says that many hope that Edge can beat him at Survivor Series to become World Champion. He says that hope is the motto of the desperate. Kane says that the sheep continue to believe that Edge can find a way to win. They believe in Edge the same way that they believe in the Undertaker. Kane reminds everyone what happened to the Undertaker. Taker is buried alive, along with the hopes and dreams of the WWE Universe. Tonight, the insects hope that the Big Show can exorcise the evil from the Devil’s Favorite Demon. Nothing can stop him. Not a phenom, not a giant, and not the pathetic hopes of everyone else. Kane says that he is the champion and the places that he leaves everyone will have people begging for the darkest corners of hell.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Three: Edge versus David Otunga with his hooded and bedazzled Nexus jacket in a David Otunga’s Nexus Career on the Line Excommunication Lumberjack Match

As soon as the bell rings, Edge runs across the ring and he peppers Otunga with forearms while the lumberjacks start to spread out around the ring after being clustered together. Edge with kicks in the corner followed by an Irish whip and spinning heel kick. Edge clotheslines Otunga over the top rope to the floor and Otunga’s allies are not to be found because they were scared off by the numbers disadvantage. Rey kicks Otunga and then Cody and Kofi roll him back in. Edge punches Otunga and David things about leaving the ring, but the presence of the Smackdown lumberjacks keep him in the ring. We go to commercial.

We are back and Edge throws Otunga to the floor and Finlay hits Otunga before some of the others get in a few kicks on the man who would be King of Nexus. Edge gets a near fall. Edge with an elbow to the back of the head but Otunga sends Edge to the floor and Edge has a safe re-entry into the ring . . . until Alberto Del Rio pulls Edge off the apron. MVP argues with Del Rio on the floor while Edge is returned to the ring.

Otunga with kicks and punches to Edge while the bickering continues. Otunga chokes Edge in the ropes and then he gets a near fall. Otunga with a reverse chin lock and Edge gets back to his feet and he punches Otunga. Otunga with a back elbow to the chest and he gets a near fall. Otunga slaps and kicks Edge gingerly and then hits a series of elbow drops and gets a near fall. Otunga with a suplex and he gets a near fall. While this is going on, Porter and Del Rio continue to argue on the floor.

Otunga with a rear chin lock into a reverse chin lock but Edge with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down. Edge with punches and a flying forearm and clothesline. Edge with an Edge-o-Matic for a two count. Edge with a punch in the corner but Otunga with an Irish whip but he misses a charge into the corner and Edge gets a two count with a rollup. Edge with a punch but Otunga with a kick to the chest. Edge responds with a flapjack and then Edge with a baseball slide to Del Rio’s back and he collides with Porter and that leads to the lumberjacks brawling at ringside.

Edge counters the World’s Most Dangerous Spinebuster with an Impaler DDT and he sets up for the spear. Michael McGillicutty enters the ring to try to interfere and he eats a spear for his troubles. Edge sets for another spear but we have a new lumberjack and it is the World Champion, Kane. Kane grabs Edge and hits a choke slam while the referee is not looking at the action in the ring (but at the TitanTron). Otugna gets the three count on a motionless Edge.

Winner: David Otunga

After the match, Nexus takes Otunga away from the ring and to safety.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the WWE Rewind: Montel Vontavious Porter defeating Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre last week in the Number One Contender Match.

Match Number Four: Dolph Ziggler versus Montel Vontavious Porter for the Intercontinental Title

Ziggler is the aggressor at the start of the match, but it almost backfires when Porter gets a near fall with a rollup. Porter with a jackknife cover for a near fall. Porter with another rollup for a near fall. Ziggler with a kick and punch. Porter gets Ziggler on his shoulders and then he drops Dolph behind him. Porter with a running boot to the head and Ziggler goes to the floor as we go to commercial.

We are back and Ziggler is back in control of the match and he kicks Porter before hitting the leaping elbow drop and gets a near fall. Ziggler with a rear chin lock and body scissors. Porter gets to his feet and he stomps on Ziggler’s foot and gets another near fall with a rollup. Porter with a punch but he runs into a boot and Ziggler gets a near fall despite having extra leverage from the ropes. Ziggler with a neck breaker for a near fall. Ziggler tries to expose the turnbuckle and Porter with an inside cradle but the referee was too busy fixing the turnbuckle pad and he missed a few seconds of Porter’s inside cradle so he could only get a near fall when the referee got back into position. Ziggler with the leg lariat for a near fall. Ziggler with kicks and then he returns to the rear chin lock and body scissors. Porter with a kick and Ziggler misses a Stinger Splash into the corner and he hits the ring post but he recovers to connect with a back elbow to Porter.

Ziggler with a punch but Porter with clotheslines and then he drives Porter face first into the mat. Porter with the double thrust followed by a facebuster for a near fall. Porter goes for the Ballin’ elbow and he hits it but Ziggler gets his foot on the rope. Porter puts Ziggler on the top turnbuckle and he sets for a superplex but Ziggler with a head butt that knocks Porter to the mat. Ziggler comes off the second turnbuckle but he is met with a boot to the head and Porter gets a near fall. Porter with a series of kicks and the referee pulls him off.

Ziggler with a kick to the knee and Ziggler hits the Zig Zag for the three count when Ziggler pulled Porter’s foot off the rope before he could see it.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

Michael Cole tells us that a lot of the media does not accurately portray the WWE so they have started Stand Up for WWE.

Kane is back in the basement after his appearance during the lumberjack match. He walks around and looks for Paul Bearer, but he only sees the urn. Kane puts two and two together and realizes that something is wrong. We go to commercial.

Cody Rhodes comes out and he has something to say. He says that was not the reception that he expected. He says that their countries are allies and he says that everyone is friends. As a friend, Cody says that he is sick and tired of every stereotype and satire that implies that the British men and women have a lack of oral hygiene. Cody says that it is outplayed, tired, lame, . . . and absolutely true because their teeth are absolutely god-awful. Cody says that he sees ‘Summer Teeth’. Summer yellow, summer green, and summer missing. He says that it is like rotting stalagmites on the inside of a cave and the collective breath of the audience and everyone in the country literally singes his perfectly hair-free nostrils. That is not dashing. Cody turns his attention to a fan at ringside and Cody pulls out a bottle of mouthwash and he says that he realizes that the fan might be hesitant to use it, but it contains alcohol and since he is British, it will work out. Cody turns his attention to a little child and he says that Christmas came early to Manchester because he has something for the child. He tells the child that it is called a ‘toothbrush’. Cody has prepared a video for everyone, but it is not a quick fix for the people in the audience. If you pay attention, maybe he can end up . . . nobody will end up ‘dashing’.

We go to the ‘Dashing Cody Rhodes Grooming Tip’ for this week. Cody says that there is nothing more repugnant that a set of teeth that has not been properly flossed. Cody says that we have all seen someone with a piece of spinach in their teeth and you don’t want to be that person. He is ready to show us how to avoid an embarrassing situation. You take about 18 inches of floss, but make sure to use a mint, satin floss. You take about 1 to 2 inches of floss between your thumb and index finger and glide it between your tooth in a sawing motion. After doing that, practice your smile.

Cody tells everyone ‘God Save the Queen and God Save Your Teeth’.

Kane is walking through the back looking for Paul. Kane attacks two people who are innocently walking in the back. They don’t know where Paul is. We go to commercial.

We are back with the Knucklehead video package.

Match Number Five: Kane versus Big Show in a Give Me Back My Dad Match

Kane with punches as the bell rings and he backs Show into the corner. Show responds with punches of his own and then he hits a flying shoulder tackle for a near fall. Show with a head butt to Kane followed by a punch to the midsection. Show with an Irish whip and splash into the corner. Show with punches to the ribs and abdomen. Show with more punches but Kane with a drop kick to Show’s knee and Show is limping a bit. Kane with another kick and punches. Kane kicks the injured knee again and then he punches Show in the corner. Show pushes Kane of him but Kane responds with an uppercut and he punches Show some more until Show pushes Kane off. Show with a knee and then he hits a Vader Bomb for a near fall.

Show kicks Kane but Kane with a punch and he sets for the choke slam but Show fights it off and he grabs Kane by the throat. Show gains control but Kane with an elbow and then he kicks Show in the knee. Kane with a clothesline that sends both men over the top rope to the floor.

We see Paul Bearer in a room in the arena and he is tied up and gagged in a wheelchair as we go to commercial.

We are back and Show with an arm bar on Kane. Show with an elbow to the arm as he continues to work on the non-choke slam arm of Kane. Show with a head butt to the shoulder and then Show returns to the arm bar. Show with another elbow to the arm and then he chokes Kane in the ropes. Show punches Kane in the midsection and then he hits the shhh chop in the corner. Kane with a DDT and both men are down. Kane gets a near fall and then he punches and kicks Show to keep him off his feet. Kane with a drop kick for a near fall. Kane with a reverse chin lock. Show with a shoulder that sends Kane to the floor but Show is showing the effects of the match. Kane drops Show on the top rope and Kane goes up top but Show with a punch that crotches Kane.

Show sets for a superplex but Kane pushes Show off the turnbuckles and Kane hits the clothesline but Show kicks out at two. Kane with punches to the head and he returns to the reverse chin lock. Show with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down. Show with a few clotheslines followed by an Irish whip and Show with a splash into the corner and Show tries for a second one but he runs into a boot. Kane goes to the turnbuckles again and he hits another clothesline. Kane signals for the choke slam, but . . .

Edge appears on the stage and he has Paul Bearer with him in the wheelchair. Edge says that Kane’s father has been a little tied up. He knows that Kane has a dysfunctional family and some daddy issues. Edge says that he is willing to solve those daddy issues. Edge says that wheelchairs have a mind of their own and once they get started, you can’t stop them so Edge tells Kane not to try to help.

Kane turns around and Show hits a choke slam for the three count.

Winner: Big Show

Edge tells Paul Bearer to say goodbye to his son, but Edge says that the cat’s got his tongue. Edge wheels Paul to the back as we go to credits

2010 - Ring of Honor held their 2010 Survival of the Fittest event in Dearborn, MI.  Joe Daoud filed the following live report:

My wife and I drove an hour and forty minutes from little Leamington, Ontario to Dearbon, Michigan to watch ROH Survival of the Fittest 2010. This was our first ROH event since Tag Wars 2008.

When we got to the event I instantly noticed a big difference in the venue change. The last event was at the Michigan State Fairgrounds. This was in a theatre that was holding the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on one side and the other was pro wrestling. I laughed at the demographics on the orchestra side, filled with people in their late 50s and on compared to the ROH crowd of twenty year olds and kids.

I pre ordered 2 General Admission seats at the $10 price. The place was almost sold out with at least 600 people there. The crowd was hot and the action started promptly at 8pm.

The show opened with the crowd standing and cheering. In the opener, Colt Cabana faced off with Rhett Titus in the first SOTF qualifier. This was just a comedy match with the crowd joking with Cabana and having a good time. One thing that must be said is the Cabana needs to tighten up his punches. Titus won the match by putting the ring bell in the corner and using a drop toe hold on Cabana. His elbow clearly hit the bell but he sold it as his head. Titus advances to the finals

Next match pitted Claudio Castagnoli defeating Grizzly Redwood to advance in the SOTF final match. This match was almost a squash with Redwood getting little offence in.

After this was another SOTF finals qualifier as Kevin Steen beats Kyle O'Riley to advance. This match was stiff as they come. Steen threw O'Riley around like a rag doll but he also gave Kyle enough offence to make him look like a contender. After the match, Steen went nuts and went after the fans and was gonna smash O'Riley with a chair but Corino told him that he is going too far. Steen then attacked O'Riley which lead to El Generico coming out and fighting Steen. Steen and Corino get the best of Generico and STEEN HITS A DEATH VALLEY DRIVER FROM THE APRON THROUGH A TABLE ON THE FLOOR!!!!! Unbelievable!!!!

Adam Cole upsets Steve Corino and advances to the SOTF finals. Good match but crowd wasn't into Cole too much.

The match before intermission had ROH TV Champ Eddie Edwards make ROH Tag Champ Chris Hero tap to advance to the SOTF finals. The match was great and went back and forth. No one knew who would win. This match wasn't MOTY quality but it was worth the money I paid.

Intermission with ROH announcing they are returning to Dearborn on April 29th. Tickets were on sale at the merchandise counter for that event. They also announced that due to Steen going nuts, he was handcuffed backstage and the cuffs will be kept on him till the SOTF finals match

After intermission, the final SOTF match took place as Kenny King defeats El Generico to advance to the finals. Generico came out to the ring with his ribs tapped. King worked the whole match on the ribs and won. Generico got a round of applause after the match.

Homicide beat Andy Righe in the 3rd trial series. Andy looked good but Homicide beat him up pretty bad

The 1st of 2 main events happened as Christopher Daniels and The Briscoes beat Roderick Strong, Zach Gowen and Michael Elgin in a 6 man tag. Gowen and Elgin were subs for Josh Raymond and another guy. Elgin was pushed to the moon in this match. He looked like a million dollars as an unbeatable force. All three babyfaces sold for Elgin and made him a star. This was a great match with Daniels pinning Gowen for the win.

In the main event, Eddie Edwards defeated Kenny King to win the SOTF tourney and a shot at the ROH champ in the future. The story was that Edwards during the match, had to go to the back because of a "shoulder injury". The crowd booed this and called Edwards lots of names. A few minutes after Edwards went to the back, he returned and helped King pin Castagnoli. Edwards then made King tap. This match could of gone either way. I wish King would of won. He is a star.

Order of Elimination:

*Steen eliminated by Claudio Castignoli after Generico attacked Steen, Steen was eliminated within 15 seconds of the match.

*Adam Cole was eliminated by Rhett Titus.

*Rhett Titus was eliminated by I think Eddie Edwards.

*Claudio Castagnoli was eliminated by Kenny King.

*Eddie Edwards eliminated Kenny King to win SOTF and the huge trophy.

All in all a great event. This was not as good as Tag Wars 08 but that had MCMG against Age of the Fall, and Ibushi and Kenta teaming against The Briscoes, but you had a lot of outside talent on that..

ROH always put on a great show. Hope they grow from here and continue with success.

2010 - TNA ran Nashville, TN for a "Farewell to the Asylum".  Larry Goodman filed the following live report:

TNA returned to the Nashville Fairgrounds for the first time since they left this town and the weekly PPV concept behind for the lure of greener pastures in Orlando. The event was also billed as TNA’s final show at the building. Mayor Karl Dean, in his ultimate wisdom, wants to tear down the existing Fairgrounds structures and redevelop the property, but it’s not a done deal, at least not yet (see notes).

The show drew a standing room only crowd of over 1200.

This was the best of the four TNA house shows I’ve attended. All of them have been pretty terrific. The presentation walks a fine line between smooth and slick. For almost the entire evening, the atmosphere in the building was awe inspiring. It’s hard to beat a packed Fairgrounds Sports Arena, especially on such a special occasion with a crowd as amped as this one was. Among the highlights were were several heartfelt farewells. TNA did it up right by mainly booking wrestlers that had history in the building from TNA’s early days.

Jeremy Borash opened the show by whipping the already jacked up crowd into a frenzy with the backstage pass gimmick. I always marvel at the job Borash does. He received word from the back via referee Andrew Thomas that A.J. Styles was the villain blocking access. Styles came out and said he had surpassed the people at the Fairgrounds. Raven came out. Fans chanted his name. Raven appeared to be moved by the gesture. Raven said the passes would happen if he beat Styles.

(1) Raven beat A.J. Styles in 7:37. The quality of this match was a testament to the greatness that is Styles. Raven’s physical limitations were almost completely disguised. Styles took a bump over the top rope on Raven’s handshake lock. The crowd was behind Raven and at first, they didn’t want to get on Styles, but he got a “Styles sucks” chant with his heeling. Raven kicked out after taking the Pele Kick. Finish came when Styles tried for the springboard forearm. Raven kicked Styles low and hit the Even Flow DDT.

(2) Madison Rayne beat Velvet Sky in 5;09. The crowd (heavily 18-35 males) were pretty rabid for Sky’s entrance. Nothing wrong with quality eye candy in my book. The match was OK enough. Sky’s comeback fire was fun. Slick Johnson spanked Madison. Rayne got the pin with a roll through and handful of tights.

(3) Abyss beat Eric Young in 7:43. Good match. Strong “EY” chants for Young. Abyss fought off Young’s pesky opening attack. Young busted out the headstand into the flying headscissors. Abyss cut him off with a high boot and went to work. Abyss hit the chokeslam, but Young got a foot on the ropes at two. Young capped off a rally with a top rope elbow for a great false finish. The crowd totally bought into it. Abyss won it with the Black Hole Slam.

Young got a “thank you Eric” chant.

Jimmy Hart addressed the crowd. He reminisced about being brought into the wrestling business at the Fairgrounds by Jerry Lawler in 1979. Hart said Lawler told him that the Nashville fans were the best on the Memphis circuit – “they love you or they hate you and they don’t ever forget you.” Hart recalled the early members of his stable – “Dream Machine” Troy Graham, Jimmy Valiant and Dutch Mantell. Hart then rand down a list of current TNA stars calling them the future of wrestling. He included Jeff Jarrett on the list. Hart said it was the end of an era and advised fans to cherish the memories. “It’s hard to kill a memory.”

(4) Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) beat Beer Money (James Storm & Robert Roode) and Ink Inc. (Shannon Moore & Jesse Neal) to retain the TNA Tag Team Championship in 14 minutes. All three teams were cheered. MCMG didn’t get as big a reaction as the others coming out. Early part of the match was Guns vs. Beer Money. MCMG broke out on their rapid fire, spot on combo sequences, and the crowd was totally with them the rest of the way. Shelley and Neal took most of the heat. The Beer Money chant spot was over big time. This was a spotfest and really good one. All kinds of great moves. Everyone got a chance to shine. Match go the one and only “this is awesome” chant of the night. Sabin pinned Roode after the Skull and Bones.

Storm talked about starting out at the Fairgrounds training under Wolfie D and Jerry Jarrett. He said TNA had the world’s greatest tag team division and put Guns over huge.

Don West did his magic with the gimmicks during intermission.

(5) Jeff Jarrett beat Samoa Joe in 10:55. Excellent heat. The thing this match had going for it was a true heel/face dynamic. Jarrett stalled. Fans chanted “you sold out”. They were popping for all of Joe’s high impact moves. Jarrett got heat on him. Joe hulked up and started hitting his trademark moves for near falls. They worked a really nice reversal into the Kokina Clutch. Jarrett donkey kicked Joe in the nuts and pinned him with the Stoke.

Dixie Carter thanked the Nashville fans for their support of TNA. Borash was holding her hand during this. Fans chanted “TNA” and “Thank you, Dixie”. There’s something extremely likable about Carter, her unfathomable loyalty to Vince Russo notwithstanding.

Mr. Anderson was introduced as the special guest. He got the star treatment. He got exasperated when no mic dropped from the ceiling. That got the “asshole” chant. Borash stood on a chair and dropped a mic into his hand. Anderson said he came to the show with the understanding that he was going to get retribution on Hardy for lacing his head open. He said it was the hardest shot he had ever taken and that wasn’t storyline. Anderson said he wasn’t medically cleared. He said TNA was showing unprecedented concern for their wrestlers (on the concussion issue). Anderson reminisced about making the drive from Green Bay to work the Tojo Yamamoto Memorial show for Bert Prentice and get his butt whipped by TNA originals at the Fairgrounds. Anderson introduced Pope as his replacement versus Hardy.

(6) Jeff Hardy beat Pope D’Angelo Dinero to retain the TNA Heavyweight Championship in 15:03. Hardy got a thoroughly mixed reaction. More boos than cheers. He was introduced as “The Self-Proclaimed Antichrist”. Pope was over, however not to an earth shattering degree. There were dueling chants at the start, then a brief “Hardy sucks” chant erupted. Pope blocked the Twist of Hate Hardy responded with double middle fingers. Hardy started bailing. When Pope chased, Hardy cut him off with a hotshot stunner. Heat died during Hardy’s sleazy, lazy offense. Pope made an aerial comeback. Dueling chants again with the kids behind Hardy. They traded near falls. Pope kicked out of the Twist of Hate. Hardy missed Whisper in the Wind and Pope hit the double knee facebreaker, but Hardy kicked out. Fans had no illusions about Pope winning. Pope couldn’t convert on the Dinero Express. Hardy hit the Twist of Hate and finished with the Swanton. Crowd was popping for Hardy’s signature finishers. A very average main event and if it was indeed the last match in the building, it was not one to create the kind of memories Hart was talking about earlier.

Afterwards, fans were invited into the ring for $20 Polaroids with Hardy (no swerve). Borash said they would be the first fan photos with Hardy holding the title. Jarrett and Sky did $10 Polaroids at the gimmick tables.

NOTES: Among the notables sighted: Karen Angle/Jarrett (television doesn’t do her justice), Jason Hervey, Former Memphis Wrestling booker Randy Hales, Hot Rod Biggs (SAW on occasion), Scott Barry (NWA Top Rope), Shawn Shultz, Tony Lucassio, Shane Eden, the infamous Chicken Hat Charles, Scott Hensley (Ultimate NWA) and obscenely hilarious TNA blogger The Bro… The TNA crew included Terry Taylor, D-Lo Brown, Bob Ryder and Jason James…Carter was seated in the bleachers for much of the show…Nashville City Councilman Duane Dominy has introduced an ordinance to restrict the use of the Fairgrounds property to its current purposes (state fair, flea market, stock car racing, wrestling, etc – a total of 277 events annually) until a suitable replacement property in Davidson County is in place. The second reading of the ordinance is set for 6pm November 16 at the courthouse. For more info go to fairgroundsheritage.org and savemyfairgrounds..com.

2010 - WWE ran Cologne, Germany at the Lanxess Arena featuring the following results:

WWE live event from Cologne's Lanxess Arena had the following results:

-MVP def. Tyler Reks.

-Drew McIntyre def. Kaval.

-WWE Intercontinental Championship - Fatal 4 way:
Dolph Ziggler (c) def. Chavo Guerrero, Kofi Kingston and 'Dashing' Cody Rhodes.

-Non-Title Match - Special referee: Kelly Kelly
Natalya def. Layla (c).

- Edge was supposed to face Sheamus, but the Celtic Warrior attacked Edge while he was on his way to the ring. The brawl brought Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio out, too.

And the following match took place:

Edge & Rey Mysterio def. Alberto Del Rio & Sheamus.

- Six man tag team match:
Bret Hit Man Hart & Hart Dynasty def. Nexus: David Otunga, Heath Slater & Husky Harris (w/ Justin Gabriel).

- Chris Masters def. Jack Swagger (w/ Eagle).

-World Heavyweight Championship:
Kane (c) vs. John Cena ended in a no contest after Nexus interfered during John Cena's STF - a couple of other Smackdown stars came to the ring an the show ended with a huge brawl un til Nexus left the ring.

2010 - The Associated Press featured an interview with Linda McMahon where she mentioned that she has no regrets over spending $50 Million on her Senate bid, and she wouldn't rule out a second bid, but she will make a decision on her future after Jan 1. She also reiterated that she will not be going back to WWE. She also believes that WWE were unfairly attacked by the media during her bid, and had no problem with the "Stand Up for WWE" campaign, calling it "right and proper."

2010 - Dragon Gate USA's Untouchable 2010 debuted on PPV.  Mike Johnson filed the following PPV report:

Untouchable opens with Open the Freedom Gate champion BxB Hulk coming to the ring with a dancing girl.  As Hulk danced in the ring, she nailed him from behind with a low blow.  This brought out Kamikaze USA's Akira Tozawa and Jon Moxley.  Tozawa attacked Hulk while Moxley, who the announcers said had power over this dancing girl (like the other from before), dragged the girl away.  As Tozawa worked over Hulk, Mike Quackenbush hit the ring for their scheduled three-way.

Open the Freedom Gate champion BxB Hulk vs. Mike Quackenbush vs. Akira Tozawa (non-title)

With Hulk down, Quackenbush attacked Tozawa.  Tozawa tried to whip Quackenbush into the ropes but Quack sat down to avoid it.  Quack came back with a running elbow that sent Tozawa to the floor and then nailed a running dive over the top to the floor.  As Quack returned, Hulk nailed him with a kick and nailed several armdrags.  Quack ducked under a leapfrog but was caught with a kick and an elbow that sent him to the floor.  Tozawa attacked Hulk and caught him as Hulk went for a dive.  Tozawa slammed him and covered Hulk for a two count.    Tozawa whipped Hulk in the corner, then chopped and kicked away at him.  Quackenbush nailed Tozawa with a Dragon Screw Leg whip, then an Oriental Torture Device.  He turned his attention to Hulk and locked him into a unique submission but Hulk chopped his way out.  Undeterred, Quack used a variation on the bow and arrow submission with a rear chinlock.  Tozawa kicked them to break up the force, then sent Quackenbush to the floor.

Tozawa worked over Hulk in the corner, then nailed a dropkick in the corner to Hulk's leg.  Tozawa dropped an elbow on the leg, then cinched in a leglock to wear down the champion.   Hulk tried to grab a crossarmbreaker but Tozawa broke it and drilled Hulk with a kick in the back.  Quack returned and nailed Tozawa with a kick to the back and dispatched him from the ring.  Quack locked up Hulk in an anklelock submission but Hulk fought his way to the ropes.  Quack nailed a shinbreaker and locked on a figure four leglock.  Tozawa nailed a back senton splash on Hulk.  Tozawa and Quack tried to double team Hulk but he maneuvered out of the way in the corner.  Tozawa charged and knocked Quack off the apron.  Hulk nailed him, then hit a springboard missile dropkick.  Hulk began selling the leg that Quack and Tozawa had been working on.

Hulk took out Tozawa's legs and hit a standing moonsault for a two count.  Tozawa went for a German suplex but Hulk escaped and hit a back kick.  He shot Tozawa into the ropes then into the air but Tozawa came down with his knees full force on Hulk, slamming him backwards onto the mat and scoring a two count before Quack broke up the pin.  Quack chopped at Tozawa but was caught with a kick.  Tozawa came back with a back suplex and a kick to the head.  He brought Quack to the corner for a swinging DDT but Quack fought him off and nailed a top rope hurancanrana and then a senton off the top rope for a two count.  Quack was shocked he didn't get the pin.

Quack nailed the Quackendriver but Hulk broke it up.  Hulk nailed a running shooting star press for a two count.  Quack pulled him over into a pinning situation and then cinched in another anklelock.  Hulk escaped and drilled Quack with a series of kicks.  He nailed FTX on Quack and went to the top but Tozawa nailed him with a kick and a chop on the ropes.,  Tozawa nailed a German suplex off the ropes for a two count.  Hulk landed on his feet out of an attempted German and nailed several kicks and an EVO for the pin.

Your winner, BxB Hulk!

Great three way to open the PPV with all three working really hard with some nice dives, submissions and exchanges in the ring.  It was nice to see Quack get the chance to work against Hulk.  Tozawa had a good showing for someone so early in his DGUSA run as well.  Athletically, it hit on all cylinders and really, the only complaint you could make conceivably is that they did so much, it was hard to keep up with the flurry of the moves but when you are paying for wrestling on PPV, you know with this company what you are getting.  This was worth the price of admission alone.

Hulk took the mic and said that he was going to kill Kamikaze USA one by one and they could challenge him anytime.   He said he would never let the Open the Freedom Gate championship go.

Backstage, Lenny Leonard and CHIKARASON discussed Hulk's win and then sent it to Chuck Taylor for words about the Four Way later tonight.

Elsewhere, Taylor was preparing for his match as Johnny Gargano, sitting next to him was complaining that no one had picked him to be their American representative yet.    Ricochet was changing next to them.  Taylor was asked by a cameraman if he could cut a promo.    Before he could start, CIMA came in and said he needed a partner tonight.  Gargano and Taylor both perked up and waited to be tapped but instead, CIMA said Ricochet was his partner and they walked off.  Taylor and Gargano looked at each other, flustered and Taylor asked, "Did he see me?"

Back in the ring, The Soul Touchaz came out and their manager C-Red began cutting a promo saying they are the best to ever lace the boots.  He challenged any tag team to come out and face his boys.  Brodie Lee came out and said he didn't need a partner and was his own tag team.

Brodie Lee vs. The Soul Touchaz (Acid Jazz & Willie Richardson & Marshe Rockett with C-​Red)

Lee destroyed Rockett, killing him with a back suplex.  Acid Jazz tagged in and kicked Lee in the gut.  He went to spit mist in Lee's face but was killed with a kick.  Willie Richardson attacked Lee and they went back and forth until he drilled him with the Pounce.  Rockett went for a dive but Lee caught him with a punch on the way down.  Lee whipped him into the guard rails.  Lee lariated Richardson, then nailed Jazz with the Truck Stop.

Your winner, Brodie Lee!

C-Redd was checking on Jazz, so Lee killed him with a running boot to the face as well.  He took the mic and said, "There's four but I'm not done.  Tonight I'm coming for a Japanese man."

The Touchaz showed some promise (I've enjoyed their work when I saw them work in CHIKARA awhile back) but this was all Lee.   Another entertaining squash to continue building one of my new favorite big men as a monster.

They aired a video feature on the Shingo vs. Dragon Kid match later tonight, showcasing Shingo's turn and formation of the Kamikaze USA stable.

Shingo vs. Dragon Kid (with CIMA)

Both men got nice reactions coming out.  Kid did some grandstanding to the crowd, allowing Shingo to maul him from behind.  He muscled Kid down and grabbed a side headlock.  Kid shot off Shingo into the ropes but was shoulderblocked down.  Shingo punched him in the face and worked him over with elbows and power moves.  Kid slipped out of a cravate and used a headscissors takedown to send Shingo to the apron.  Kid went for a 619 but Shingo caught him and drilled him down onto the ring apron, then drilled him backfirst back into it.  Shingo whipped Kid into the guard rail, then muscled him up and dropped Kid across the apron again.

Shingo returned to the ring and mocked the Kid.  Kid returned to the ring, only to have Shingo step on him and nail a double stomp.  Shingo continued to work over Kid, who tried to fire back with chops.  Shingo blasted Kid with a headbutt and began raining down with a series of kneedrops for a two count.  Shingo locked on a crossface chinlock, using his weight to wear down Kid.  Fans began chanting, "Let's go Dragon."  Kid tried to fire back and escape but was caught in a sleeper and then spun around and sent flying.  Shingo nailed a senton splash for a two count, then locked in a body scissors.  Real good power vs. speed match with Shingo controlling.

Shingo continued to work over Kid, who finally made it to the ropes.  Kid held onto the ropes to escape being whipped into the ropes for a backdrop.  Kid fought back and came off the top with a flying hurancanrana.  He went to the top and nailed an Asai Moonsault to the outside on Shingo but went down grabbing at his knee.  CIMA checked on Kid.  Shingo was favoring his left arm.  Kid tossed Shingo back into the ring, then hit a springboard missile dropkick.  Shingo doesn't go down.  He goes for a lariat but misses.  Kid hits a spinning DDT for a two count.  Shingo began attempting power moves and a suplex but Kid fought his way out and grabbed an Octopus style submission.  Shingo escaped and nailed a stunner.  Shingo nailed a backbreaker and they were both down.

Shingo missed a charge in the corner, allowing Kid to nail a flipping stunner into the ring for a two count.  Kid went to the outside but missed a springboard move.  Shingo caught him with a big backbreaker for a two count.  Shingo tried to muscle Kid up.  Kid landed on his shoulders and went for a rana but Shingo overpowered him and powerbombed him in the corner.  He grabbed Kid and flung him backwards with an inverted bomb and scored the two count.  Sick stuff.

Shingo measured Kid and killed him with a running clothesline in the corner.  He set up Kid for a superplex but Kid fought him off.  Kid came off the ropes with an Ace Crusher.  He nailed an ultra hurancanrana off the ropes for a two count.  Kid went for a rana but was caught by Shingo on his shoulders and pulled to the ropes but Kid fought his way out of it.  Kid went for a super huracanrana but Shingo put on the breaks.  Shingo nailed a top rope death valley driver (The Stay Dream) but Kid still kicked up.  This is a hell of a match.    Kid came back to surprise Shingo with a crucifix but scored a two.  Shingo drilled him with a bomber and a Made in Japan but Kid still kicked out.  The dueling chants began.  Great stuff.

Shingo tries to muscle up Kid and nailed the Last Falconry, scoring the well earned pin.

Your winner, Shingo!

Shingo went right after Kid but CIMA hit the ring to ward him off.

GREAT back and forth match.  You really can make a case for Shingo as wrestler of the year as he's had one hell of a series of matches in 2010.  Just an excellent good vs. evil, strength vs. flying bout.  Everyone should go out of there way to see this one.

They went to highlights of the Jimmy Jacobs videos talking about recovering from his drug addiction.  He said that when he watched DGUSA DVDs, he saw Jon Moxley and Moxley reminded Jacobs of himself.  He said that when Moxley clotheslined Jacobs' ex-girlfriend Lacey several months back, he was upset that Moxley did it, but also mad because it was something that the old Jacobs would have done.  Jacobs declared that the next time he saw Moxley, he was going to take care of him.

Chicago Street Fight: Jimmy Jacobs vs. Jon Moxley

Moxley came out.  Jacobs said that he promised he was going to do something.  He said they were in Chicago, where he once hung a man and drank his blood.  He said that tonight wasn't about that.  He said that before there was a revolution and before he had a girlfriend, people used to call him a little berserk.  Fans immediately began chanting "Huss."  He revealed he was wearing his "Barbaric Berserker" boots.  Moxley went to attack him but Jacobs caught him and they brawled into the crowd on a stage.  Moxley was tossed off and Jacobs dove off some speakers onto him.

They brawled on the floor with Jacobs flinging a chair at Moxley as he retreated.  They brawled around.  Moxley whipped Jacobs into the chairs.  Moxley charged but Jacobs caught him with a chair and peppered him with punches, then dropped an elbow off a chair to the floor.  Jacobs continued the assault, nailing another elbow off the chair onlt the floor.  Jacobs ended up slammed into the rail and flipped over into the guard rail.  Moxley came off the rail but Jacobs drilled him in the mid-section, then nailed him with a chair.

Jacobs tossed Moxley in the ring and went to nail him with a chair but Moxley's latest girl attacked Jacobs.   Moxley went for a running kick but ending up nailing the woman instead.  Jacobs nailed End Time and cinched in a guillotine choke.  Moxley finally escaped and nailed a release suplex.  Moxley began chopping away at Jacobs and rubbed his elbow and knees into Jacobs' head.   Moxley slammed Jacobs and began choking Jacobs with his own chain, wrapping it across the face and eyes and throat.  Jacobs fought back to his feet but began getting worked over.  Jacobs began reacting to "Huss" chants and made a comeback.

Moxley caught Jacobs with a boot to the face but Jacobs came back with a boot to the face.  He went to the top rope but Moxley attacked him and caught Jacobs with a superplex.  Good, intense brawl.  Jacobs pulled out a pair of railroad spikes and stabbed Moxley with them, busting him open.  Jacobs wrapped the chain around Moxley's throat, whipped him over the ropes and hanging him outside the ring.  Moxley was able to slip out, only for Jacobs to yanked him off the top back into the ring.  Jacobs nailed a senton splash off the top rope for a two count.

Jacobs went for the Contra Code but Moxley nailed him with a lariat for a two count.  Moxley grabbed the spike but Jacobs used the second one on Moxley.  He nailed the Contra Code for a two count.  Jacobs grabbed the chain and wrapped it around his throat, then cinched in another guillotine choke in the center of the ring.    YAMATO came to the ring and attacked Jacobs, nailing a brainbuster.  He put Moxley on top but Jacobs kicked out.  Brodie Lee hit the ring and booted YAMATO, then trashed him towards the back.  So, Lee kept his prophecy from earlier.

Moxley and Jacobs had an intense exchange in the middle of the ring.  Moxley nailed the hook and ladder but Jacobs kicks out,  Jacobs is drilled with a DDT but kicked out again.  Moxley began beating Jacobs with a chair.  He put Jacobs' coat over his face and wrapped it with a chain, so Jacobs was blinded and couldn't defend himself.  Moxley beat the hell out of Jacobs with a chair over and over, then covered him for the pin.

Your winner, Jon Moxley!

Oh man, what a hell of a brutal, gory brawl.  This is the type of dirt and grit brawling that we rarely see in wrestling in 2010.  My God did I love this.  Lee coming in to kill YAMATO was a nice twist.  Moxley is one hell of an underrated brawler by the masses and Jacobs has really found himself in DGUSA in a way we haven't seen in a long, long time.  He really is the Raven to Sapolsky's Heyman.  What a brawl!

Moxley walked out, declaring he kicked Jacobs' ass.  Jacobs was down for a long time before being walked out.

They plugged the DGUSA website.

Backstage, they showed Jacobs getting sick and coughing up, blood I guess, as the staffers who helped him screamed for help and told Jacobs he would be OK.  They finally walked him out of the camera.

Rich Swann vs. Drake Younger vs. Chuck Taylor vs. Johnny Gargano

It's one fall to a finish.  Gargano left the ring to avoid Younger.  Taylor went after Younger but got shoulderblocked down.  Swann nailed a rana on Younger but was caught and nailed by an exploder.  Gargano nailed Younger from behind.  Taylor and Gargano took out Younger, mocked him dancing and began stomping him.  Younger came back with a clothesline over the top on Gargano.  Taylor knocked Younger off the apron and  Gargano ran him like a lawn dart head first into the guard rail.  Swann knocked Taylor to the floor and hit a dive to the outside.

Gargano and Taylor formed an alliance, hugging and worked over Swann together.  Younger was down on the floor busted open.  Swann came off the ropes, using Taylor as a springboard into a rana on Gargano, sending him to the floor.  That was beautiful.  Taylor cut off Swann and used a armbar submission.  Swann flipped out.  Gargano charged and ate a Swann boot.  Swann went for a backwards dive but is kicked in the air by Gargano.  Gargano drilled him with an enziguri for a two count.    Swann nails an enziguiri but eats a superkick as he returns to the ring.  Gargano nailed a wheelbarrow suplex with an assist from Taylor for a two count.

Gargano broke up the pin and he and Taylor had words.  Swann hit a swinging DDT on Gargano then hit a running shooting star off Gargano onto Taylor.  Swann hit a series of insane twisting moves including a 360 into a double stomp.    Younger finally returned and drilled Taylor into the corner.  He nailed a running death valley driver on Swann into Taylor.  He hits Drake's Landing and a spinebuster on Gargano.  Taylor broke it up but ate a half nelson suplex for his troubles.

Swann nailed Gargano with a spinning kick.  Just a sick display of insane back and forth moves.  Younger nailed Swann in Drake's Landing but Gargano broke it up.  He kicked Younger in the face several times but Younger made his way back to his feet.   Younger muscled him to the ropes and tried for Drake's landing off the ropes but Taylor interfered and nailed Younger with a running spiked piledriver and scores the pin.

Your winner, Chuck Taylor!

This was the story of four guys throwing everything in the world at each other trying to get over.  Just an insane psycho match on acid.  So many back and forth sequences and sick moves.  The only downside was seeing Younger taking that needless shot to the rail, which is something DGUSA management wasn't happy about when it happened.

Sfter the match, Younger was pissed about his loss and woozily returned to the back.  Swann was helped out by the referee.

Kamikaze USA cut a promo backstage.  Jon Moxley said "to the victors go the spoils."  He said he was going to run down everything that happened tonight.  He said that Hulk made empty threats tonight and Kamikaze was going to stuff it down his throats.  He said CIMA getting Ricochet as his partner was bringing a knife to a gun fight and told him "good luck with that."  He bragged over beating Jimmy Jacobs and thanked YAMATO for his help.  Good promo as always.

Backstage, Chuck Taylor bragged over his two back to back Four Way wins and said that all the stables and factions needed to finally take notice of "old Chucky T."

CIMA & Ricochet vs. Masato Yoshino & Naruki Doi

Doi and CIMA started out, going back and forth with some nice wrestling.  The announcers noted that Ricochet was a relative unknown who was picked by CIMA due to his performance at Enter the Dragon.  Doi and CIMA went back and forth and ended up facing off.    They locked up again and ended up in the corner with Doi faking a clean break and then putting the boots to CIMA.  CIMA came back with some of his own and charged but Doi dropkicked him

CIMA tagged in Ricochet as Doi tagged in Yoshino.  Yoshino drilled him with a dropkick to the face.  Ricochet came back with a Lucha armdrag and a glancing kick, then a standing moonsault for a two count.  Doi and Yoshino began working over Ricochet in their corner.  Doi slammed him .  Ricochet came back with several shoulderblocks and tagged CIMA.  CIMA locked Doi in a cravate, then hit a senton and a kick.  He continued working over Doi's neck and head with a crank.  CIMA nailed a neckbreaker for another near fall.

Doi gets close to his corner for a pun but CIMA muscles him down.  Doi reverses and tags in Yoshino, who came off the top with a shot to CIMA's arm.  He then came off the top with a double stomp to CIMA's elbow.  He  rolled CIMA over and locked on a leg submission stretching CIMA like a pretzel.  CIMA reversed and made the tag.  Ricochet nailed a double stomp and a dropkick on Yoshino.  Yoshino drilled him into the corner.  Doi tagged in and Muscle and Speed began taking turns, beating down Ricochet.  They nailed him with stereo dropkicks to the head but CIMA broke up the pinfall attempt.  Yoshino locked on a Tarantula, allowing Doi to dropkick Ricochet in the chest.

They continue to work over Ricochet, focusing on his leg, including a double stomp across the knee.  Doin went for a kneebar, but Ricochet got to the ropes.  They draped Ricochet over the ropes, allowing Doi to come off with a senton.  CIMA broke up the pin attempt.  Doi began kicking at Ricochet, who started to mount a comeback.  He finally nailed an enziguiri on Doi, stunning him enough to make the hot tag to CIMA.

CIMA and Richochet made a come back.  Ricochet hits an insane twisting dive off the top to the floor on everyone.   CIMA rolled out of a Yoshino sunset flip attempt and dropkicked him in the face.  Yoshino nailed slingblade for a two count, then locks on an Octopus submission.  Ricochet broke it up but was caught with a Stun Gun, then drilled with a dropkick.  Ricochet escaped a Fireman's carry and drove Doi down to the apron.  Doi missed a clothesline and hit a running bomb.  CIMA began rallying from the outside.

Ricochet nailed a standing shooting star press for a two count.  He nailed a backslide driver for a two count.  Speed Muscle cut him off and nailed a flapjack on CIMA.  Yoshino missed a double stomp.  They nailed a slingblade powerbomb on CIMA.  CIMA came back with a dropkick and a perfectdriver on Doi.  Ricochet tagged in and nailed a sitdown driver but Yoshino kicked up.  Ricochet went to the top but was caught and dumped on his head for a two count.

Doi drilled him with a series of strikes.  He set up for the sliding kick but CIMA made the save.  CIMA was caught with a jackknife rollup for a two count but Ricochet made the save.  Yoshino began drilling him with rights.  He killed Ricochet with the Lightning Spiral for a two count.  CIMA is double teamed.  They nailed a missile dropkick/senton combination.  Ricochet grabbed the ropes to break it up.   Doi went for the Muscular Bomb but CIMA superkicked him for a two count.  Ricochet catches Doi with a reverse cradle suplex, then went to the top for a double rotation moonsault and scored the pin.

Your winners, CIMA and Ricochet!

CIMA took the mic as fans chanted that the match was awesome.  CIMA said, "What an amazing move.  Oh sh**.  Holy sh**."  The fans chanted that as well.  He asked Ricochet how many times he did a rotation.  CIMA said that he had major news for Ricochet and said that going forward, he was a member of Warriors International.  Johnny Gargano came to the ring and CIMA asked him why he why there.  Gargano said he had something to say to CIMA.  He said that maybe he has some growing up to do and learn to be a man.  He said that it doesn't happen overnight but he was going to take step tonight by giving someone their props when they deserve it.  He said Ricochet deserves it and raised his hand.  CIMA told Gargano, "Ok, you go to backstage."  Gargano bowed and left.  CIMA asked everyone if they liked Ricochet as the new member.  He said Ricochet may be the best high flyer in the world and welcomed him to the group.

Ricochet took the mic and said that he didn't know what to say and led the crowd in the "woo" that CIMA usually does.  Warriors International celebrated and then headed to the back.

They showed some slow motion replays of the double moosault.

A tremendously well put together tag match designed to make a new star and they did a hell of a great job at it.  Unbelievable back and forth tag match and a nice way to end the PPV.

BUT WAIT....

Bonus Footage!

Silas Young vs. Gran Akuma vs. Samuray Del Sol

This is joined in progress.  They have a nice back and forth three way with Young going over.  Nice surprise to fill out the PPV.

Overall, a tremendous effort and this is likely the best PPV offering from the company since their debut show over a year ago.  Jacobs vs. Moxley will go down as one of the most underrated feuds of the year.  Shingo continued his awesome path of destruction.  Ricochet was made a player.  There was another crazy four way.  A great three way opener.  It's a shame this company is fighting with the economy and other factors when it comes to drawing at the gate in some markets because there is just an insanely deep wealth of talent and you can see the momentum growing every month for the American side of the roster.  There is something truly special here and if you skip the show, you really are blowing a great chance for yourself to see the alternative product people are always saying they want.

2011 - DGUSA held Bushido 2011 on iPPV from the ECW Arena in Philadelpha, featuring Sabu's return to the building that made him famous.  Mike Johnson filed the following live report:

Welcome to PWInsider.com's live, ongoing coverage of Dragon Gate USA's Bushido 2011 Internet PPV from the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, PA.

Pre-Show: Caleb Konley & Scott Reed, The Scene vs. BJ Whitmer & Uhaa Nation

Nation and Reed started the bout off, facing off.   They circled each other.  National muscled Reed into the corner.  Konley nailed him from behind.  When Nation reacted, Reed drilled him.  Nation made a comeback, sending Reed to the floor.  He went to backdrop Reed but was kicked when he put his head down.  Konley tagged in but was caught and flapjacked.

Whitmer tagged in and nailed a belly to back suplex for a two count.  Whitmer is in great shape.   Konley went to the floor, where Whitmer followed and drilled him with chops.  Larry Dallas, in the crowd, distracted Whitmer, allowing the Scene to work him over on the outside as Nation argued with the referee.  Konley tossed Whitmer back into the ring.  The Scene took turns working him over as they tagged in and out.  Konley cinched in a side chinlock.  He pulled Whitmer to his feet and went for a suplex but was small packaged for a two count.

Whitmer made a comeback but was double teamed and almost pinned.  Nation broke it up.  Konley used a cravate but was fought off and nailed with a powerslam.   Whitmer made the hot tag to Nation, who cleaned house with several clotheslines and high backdrops.  He nailed a big reverse German suplex on Reed, then an insanely high backdrop.  Nation nailed a standing moonsault press, which at his size, was something to see, for a two count but Konley broke up the pin.

Whitmer and Nation went back and forth with The Scene.  Nation  and Konley went to the floor, where Nation worked him over.  Whitmer locked Reed in a submission for the win.

Your winners, BJ Whitmee & Uhaa Nation!

Solid back and forth opener.  Whitmer looks crisp in the ring while I can see why everyone is raving about Nation, who's going to end up with a WWE deal at some point.  The Scene are a really good working heel team.

Brodie Lee hit the ring and drilled Whitmer with a big boot to the face, as they are facing off tomorrow in NYC.  Nation warded him off.

BUSHIDO 2011

AR Fox vs. Masato Yoshino

They started out doing some nice reversals and counter wrestling.  Fox grabbed a reverse waistlock but Yoshino reversed and rode him to the mat.  Fox reversed the move and bridged over while working on a hammerlock.  Yoshino slipped out and grabbed a side headlock but Fox flipped out of it and they faced off.

They locked up again and Yoshino drilled Fox.  Fox nailed him with a kick as Yoshino was advancing, then an enziguiri.  Yoshino went to the outside and evaded a forward flip out of the ring by Fox.  Fox nailed him and hit a springboard moonsault to the outside.  Back in the ring, Fox nailed a springboard into a flying bodypress for a two count.

Fox continued to control Yoshino, locking him in a surfboard.  He whipped Yoshino into the corner and drilled him with a kick, sending himself over the top.  Fox skinned the cat and kicked Yoshino again as he flipped back into the ring.  Yoshino kicked off a Fox charge and caught him with a big neckbreaker in the center of the ring.  The crowd chanted for Yoshino to rally and he drilled Fox in the face with a dropkick. 

Yoshino ascended to the top and leapt but Fox had already figure out his strategy and was over by the corner.  He leapt off the turnbuckles and caught Yoshino with a cutter, then locked an Octopus.   Antonio Inoki would have been proud.   Yoshino made it to the ropes, forcing the break.  The crowd rallied both men with clapping.

They drilled each other back and forth with kicks.  Fox got the best of the exchange and nailed a rolling Samoan Drop then nailed a dive off the ropes for a two count.   Fox placed Yoshino on the top but was fought off.  Yoshino nailed a BIG missile dropkick.  It looked awesome.   The crowd chanted for Yoshino.  They began slapping and chopping each other back and forth.  Fox nailed Yoshino with a kick but Yoshino came back with his spinning armbreaker and lockled Fox in the submission.  Fox tried to fight it off but finally submitted.

Your winner, Masato Yoshino!

Good back and forth opener.  Fox continues to improve and Yoshino is just point on awesome.  A really nice way to kick off the PPV.

Yoshino raised Fox's hand after the match to endorse Fox as someone who fought the good fight.

Ricochet and CIMA came out.  Ricochet cut a promo and said Yoshino can't beat CIMA tomorrow and until then, he should think about this.  They attacked CIMA and worked him over until Pac hit the ring made the save.  Ricochet said that they aren't lookng for trouble but if Pac is, they know someone who is looking for a fight.

Brodie Lee and Akira Tozawa came out.  Pac dropkicked Lee and then hit a dive to the outside.

Pac vs. Brodie Lee

Lee nailed Pac on the outside and returned to the ring.  Tozawa tossed Pac in, where Lee continued to work him over.   Pac escaped out of the corner with a series of flips but was nailed with a big boot, crashing into the opposite corner.  Lee stepped on Pac, smothering him against the turnbuckles.  Lee chopped away at Pac and whipped him into the ropes but Pac nailed him with a rana.

Lee came back with a rana off his own, sending Pac to the floor, then hit a tope suicida to the outside, which is insane for a guy of his size.   Lee dragged Pac around ringside and nailed him on the floor.   Pac escaped a powerbomb and kicked him from the apron.  He went for a moonsault  but Lee nailed a big boot.  He controlled Pac when they returned to the ring, then threw him unceremoniouly back out to the floor.

Tozawa threw Pac into the ringpost as Lee distracted the referee, then rolled Pac back into the ring.  Lee covered him for a two count as the crowd began to chant for Pac.   Lee walked over Pac's body as he lay on the mat, then stomped him.  That's a big boot.   Lee chopped at Pac, who stood strong and absorbed it.   Lee covered him several times but Pac kept kicking out.  Pac started to mount a comeback but was tripped by Tozawa.  Pac dropkicked him through the ropes and nailed Lee, sending him to the floor.  Pac hit a springboard moonsault off the top rope to the floor on Lee.

On the floor, Pac peppered Lee's chest with kicks.  He rolled Lee back into the ring and nailed a springboard dropkick.  Pac nailed a twisting 450 splash for a two count.  He went back to the well and leapt off the ropes, only to be caught with a big boot in mid-air.   Lee went for a powerbomb but Pac kicked out.  Lee and Pac exchanged kicks.  Pac finally ran Lee into the ropes and caught him with a belly to back suplex on the rebound.  That was great.

Pac nailed Lee with a roundhouse kick as he returned to his knee.  Pac was caught with a massive belly to back suplex and a Black Hole Slam but Pac kicked out at two.  Pack went to the ropes but was caught with a nasty looking DDT off the turnbuckles for another two count.   Lee missed a charge in the corner and was nailed with several kicks.  Pac went to the top and nailed a beautiful shooting star press, followed by a twisting splash off the ropes for the pin.

Your winner, Pac!

Despite the obvious side differences, they meshed well and told a really good back and forth story.  Lee is damn underrated and Pac continues to look strong.

Tozawa went to attack Pac but Pac turned and Tozawa backed off.  Rich Swann and Johnny Gargano came out.  Swann has really tightened up his physique living in Japan.  Swann said he wanted to have a rap battle.  Tozawa said no one wants to hear him rap but everyone wants to hear Tozawa sing.   Tozawa sang some opera style song, which got a nice pop.  Swann drilled him with a kick.

Rich Swann vs. Akira Tozawa

Swann kicked some major ass early at lightspeed.   Swann caught Tozawa with a kick as he returned to the ring and chopped away at him in the corner.   Swann peppered him with punches in the corner.  Tozawa just cut him off and tossed Swann to the floor.  Tozawa worked him over, tossing Swann into the rail.  Swann came back and slammed Tozawa headfirst into the ring steps.  Swann charged but was caught and dropped onto the steps.

Tozawa continued working over Swann on the floor and tossed him back into the ring.   He slammed Swann and nailed a back senton splash for a two count.   Gargano rallied the crowd outside for Swann.   Tozawa snapmared Swann over and tore at his face.   Tozawa slammed Swann into the corner and chopped him, then drilled him with a right hand.   He covered Swann for a two count.

Tozawa used a knee to smother Swann in the corner and kicked away at him.  Tozawa argued with the referee over the count and then cinched in a cravate.  He snapmared and dropkicked Swann for another two count.  Swann came back with a rana, sending Tozawa to the floor.  Swann charged and hit a big tope con hilo.  Back in the ring, Swann cleaned house until he was caught with a gutbuster as he leapt off for a bodypress.  Tozawa drilled him with a big kick in the corner, scoring a two count.

Swann came back with a springboard cartwheel into a cutter for a two count.  He set up Tozawa and went for a double leap standing moonsault press but Tozawa moved.  They went back and forth with several two counts.  Swann glancingly nailed a double flip into a splash for a two count.  Tozawa nailed him with a big kick to the face and a backdrop driver with a bridge for a two count.   They went back and forth until Swann captured him for the pin.

Your winner, Rich Swann!

Immediately, BxB Hulk came out and faced off with Johnny Gargano and they went right into the next match.

Johnny Gargano vs. BxB Hulk

They started off fast.   Gargano avoided a charge in the corner and nailed Hulk with a kick.   Gargano controlled the early portion of the bout, stomping away at Hulk in the corner.  Hulk fired back with a hard chop that sent Gargano crumbling.  He stomped Gargano low and then stomped the hell out of him.  Hulk nailed several kneelifts  and sent Gargano into the corner.   He chopped away at him as Gargano stumbled away, stunned.

Hulk set up Gargano sitting on the center of the ropes and dropkicked him off and down to the floor.   He then nailed an atomic drop on the railing and chopped him off.   Hulk continued working over Gargano on the floor and when they returned, he nailed several near falls.  Hulk controlled him but Gargano kept kicked out.  Hulk went for a suplex but Gargano tried to fight him off, nailing knee strikes while in the air and then sliding into an awesome looking kick on the mat.  Gargano speared Hulk from the outside to the the inside of the ring for a two count, then followed up with a series of chops and strikes in the corner.

Gargano nailed a double stomp out of the corner.  Hulk went for a rana but was caught in a sitdown powerbomb for a two count.   Hulk caught him with a gut wretch suplex for a two count.    Hulk nailed a series of moves but Gargano started to psych himself up.  Gargano began responding with strikes of his own.   Hulk nailed a kick and a clothesline but Gargano responded with a back suplex.  Hulk nailed another kick but Gargano killed him with a hard running clothesline.  Both men were down and out as the referee began counting them down.

Hulk charged Gargano and was backdropped onto the apron.  Gargano caught him with a kick returning into the ropes then drilled him with a superkick while Hulk stood there stunned.   Gargano went to the top but was caught with a spinning kick.  Hulk went to the top for an over the shoulder powerslam off the ropes.  Gargano tried to fire out of it but Hulk finally nailed it.  Gargano kicked out at the last second.

Hulk rolled up Gargano with a pinning combination for a two count.   He whipped Gargano into the ropes and drilled him with a strike.  He whipped Gagano again but was caught with a kick instead.  Gargano nailed several moves and locked in his crossface.  Hulk finally tapped out.

Your winner, Johnny Gargano!

Big win for Gargano.  Good match.  It was hard to keep the pace of the last few matches athletically, especially since Hulk has changed his style since going with his new look and style, but they told a hell of a story designed to build Gargano.

South Philadelphia Street Fight: Sabu vs. Pinky Sanchez

Sabu is growing his hair back.  They did the lights out deal for his entrance.

Sanchez actually got some offense early and tossed Sabu out of the ring.  On the floor, Sabu threw him into the railing and grabbed a chair from ringside.  He brought the chair to the ring but was nailed by Pinky as he returned.   Sanchez wedged the chair into the corner but Sabu reversed an Irish whip so Sanchez hit the chair.  Sabu clothesline him and nailed a slingshot somersault legdrop into the ring.

Sabu cinched in a Camel Clutch and stomped on Pinky.  Sabu set up a table on the outside but was kicked with a sliding kick by Sanchez.  Sanchez hit a sort of dive out of the ring.  It didn't look good.  He placed Sabu on the table and went for a move but Sabu pulled him down and slammed his head into the apron.  Sabu missed a legdrop into the ring.  Sanchez hit a dropkick off the ropes for a two count.

Sabu went to the floor. Sanchez tried to nail a dive but Sabu threw a chair in his face.  That was stiff.   Sabu dove off a chair and springboarded into a dive to the floor.   Sabu brought the table into the ring.  He started to set it up but Sanchez attacked him and scored a two count.   Sabu threw a chair in his face.   Sabu placed him on the table and smashed a chair in his face.  Sabu started to climb the ropes but Pinky launched a chair at his back and threw another one at him.  He placed Sabu on the table but was attacked as he climbed the ropes.

Sabu tossed him off the ropes and over the table into the ring.  He nailed a flying Arabian Facebuster.  He placed Pinky on the table and legdropped him through it.  Sabu locked on a camel clutch several times but Sanchez wouldn't tap.  He finally laid a chair across Pinky's back and locked in the clutch for a submission.

Your winner, Sabu!

The DUF attacked Sabu.,  AR Fox hit the ring for the save but was worked over as well.   Jon Davis hit the ring for the save and nailed a sitdown powerbomb on Arik Cannon.  He caught Sami Callihan coming off the ropes and slammed him down.  David pressed Sanchez over his head and tossed him over the top into the DUF on the floor.  That sets the stage for tomorrow's six man tag. 

Open The Freedom Gate champion YAMATO vs. Chuck Taylor

YAMATO was sporting his newly shaved head.    They locked up and went back and forth.  YAMATO worked over Taylor's arm.  He grabbed the ropes to break the hold.   YAMATO controlled the early portion of the bout as Taylor tried to shake off the pain in his arm.   They locked up again and YAMATO continued the assault on the challenger's arm.  He rode Taylor to the mat and cinched in a side headlock.

Taylor reversed it and they went back and forth with some sweet counter wrestling.     Taylor caught the champ in a figure four leglock.     YAMATO finally reversed it and Taylor released the hold.  Taylor caught him with a hard kick to the chest.   He stepped outside the ring, choking the champion from the floor.   Back in the ring, Taylor locked in a sleeper while down on one knee, trying hard to force a submission on the champ.  YAMATO shifted so Taylor turned it into a necktie submission.  YAMATO reached the ropes to break the submission.

Taylor peppered him with forearms and locked in a single leg crab.   YAMATO mounted a comeback and nailed a running dropkick in the corner for a two count.   YAMATO drilled him with a elbow in the corner.   Taylor mounted a comeback and tossed YAMATO to the floor,  He whipped him into the railing several times and choked him outside.

Back in the ring, Taylor continued working over YAMATO.  Taylor peppered him with kicks but was caught with an explosive flurry of strikes by YAMATO.  YAMATO rolled him up for a two count and suplexed him over, then locked Taylor in a crossface.     Taylor made it to the ropes.  YAMATO charged but was caught with a kick and powerbombed and chokeslammed for a two count.  Taylor went to the ropes but YAMATO cut him off.  Taylor drilled him and went for a moonsault but YAMATO rolled out of the way.  Taylor landed on his feet and went down grabbing his ankle, trying to sucker YAMATO in.  He used a small package for a two count.

Taylor went for a pump handle slam but YAMATO slipped out and drilled him with a kick, then locked in a sleeper.   Taylor pulled him backwards off the ropes and spiked him with a piledriver.  Taylor covered YAMATO and scored the three count but YAMATO had his foot on the ropes.  Referee Mike Kehner, who had given Taylor the belt, realized his mistake and re-started the match.

YAMATO came back with an over the shoulder driver for a two count and locked in a crossface.  Taylor finally tapped.

Your winner and still Open the Freedom Gate champion, YAMATO!

The story is that Taylor had the title and the win but it was taken away due to the referee missing the foot on the ropes.  Taylor snatched the belt from YAMATO and stormed to the back.  YAMATO had angry words with Gargano after the match and ran to get his belt.

DGUSA Tag Team champions CIMA & Ricochet vs. The D.U.F.

Callihan did some mic work saying they were DUFs and they were going to win the belts.  CIMA responded and threw a chair at Callihan.  They started brawling.  Ricochet nailed a Lucha armdrag and Callihan, who came back with several kicks.  Brodie Lee drilled him with a kick.   Ricochet nailed a dive to the floor.

The brawl settled down and the DUF locked in stereo leglocks on the champs while Cannon chugged a beer.   Ricochet nailed a rana off the ropes on Callihan.  CIMA choked him against the turnbuckles.   CIMA nailed several kicks to the head and locked in an armbar on Callihan's arm, which was taped up.  The champions continued working over Callihan, stomping and beating on his arm.

Callihah slapped Ricochet and tried to make a tag but was captured in a leglock.  CIMA drilled Cannon and then went to work on Callihan, stomping away.  CIMA tagged back in.  The champs continued working over Callihan.  Ricochet held him against the ropes for CIMA to dive off of.  CIMA covered him but Callihan kicked out at two.

Callihan and CIMA went back and forth with strikes in the ring.  Callihan kicked him off when CIMA tried to prevent a tag and made the hot tag to Cannon.  Cannon caught Ricochet with a suplex into the corner but missed a moonsault.  Ricochet drilled him with a 450 splash and dropkicked Callihan into the corner.  Callihan overpowered him, setting him up for Cannon to nailed a running boot in the corner.

Cannon and Ricochet ended up on the outside.,  Callihan was draped over the ropes and nailed with a flying legdrop.  He and CIMA went back and forth with near falls.  CIMA nailed a Falcon's Arrow for a two count.   CIMA continued to work on the arm, yanking at it and stomping Callihan's bad shoulder.  Callihan, in a move of desperation, nailed a backdrop driver and struck gold with a kick to the head.  He locked on the Stuff Muffler but was nailed by Ricochet with a kick.

Cannon made the save and whipped his partner into Ricochet, who kicked him off.  Ricochet did a flip, landed on Cannon's shoulders and nailed a reverse rana.  He then drilled Callihan with a stiff kick.  Ricochet went for a rana off the ropes but was caught by Cannon and powerbombed into the corner.  Cannon went for another move but CIMA drilled him with a backstabber.  Callihan attacked CIMA but was nailed and hit with a springboard moonsault by Ricochet for a two count.

Callihan came back with a series of stiff clotheslines in the corner.  Ricochet went for a leaping rana but was caught with a sitdown powerbomb for a two count.   Callihan locked in a leglock but CIMA sent Cannon flying off the ropes onto his own partner.  CIMA drilled Callihan for a two count. 

Cannon and CIMA chopped each other back and forth.   Cannon missed a charge in the corner.  CIMA wedged him into the corner and nailed a running double knee strike.  They all just started beating the piss out of each other to the point I couldn't keep up.  Cannon nailed a brainbuster on Ricochet for a two count.  The fans started chanted DUF.

Callihan went to the top but was shoved off by CIMA.  The champions doubled on Cannon.  CIMA nailed an Emerald Frosion, followed by Ricochet nailing a 630 splash off the top for the pin.

Your winners and still champions, CIMA and Ricochet!

Ricochet took the mic and said no one could beat them and made fun of fans in the crowd. He said that their winning streak will continue tomorrow.  He said that he'll beat Pac tomorrow.   CIMA took the mic and told the crowd that the Eagles suck.

That's it from DGUSA.  Stay tuned for coverage of CZW's Night of Infamy!

2011 - Combat Zone Wrestling presented Night of Infamy 2011 from the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, PA.  Mike Johnson filed the following live report:

Welcome to PWInsider's live, ongoing coverage of Combat Zone Wrestling's Night of Infamy 2011 from Philadelphia, PA at the ECW Arena!

Dereck McCormick vs. Uhaa Nation

McCormick's name may be wrong as I couldn't make out the ring announcement.  I'll correct later if I am incorrect.

Nation worked him over but a tombstone attempt was turned into a flip piledriver.  Nation went to the floor, where he was hit with a moonsault off the top.  Nation then caught him with a powerbomb onto the apron for a two count.  Nation whipped him into the ropes and pressed and slammed McCormick, then hit a standing moonsault press for a two count.

McCormick came back with several kicks and a tornado DDT for a two count.   Nation nailed him with two powerbombs, pulling him back up each time, then slingshot McCormick off the ropes into a sitdown powerbomb.  He nailed another standing moonsault press for a three count.

Your winner, Uhaa Nation!

There was a small "Please come back" chant after.

It was a decent opener more or less introducing Nation as a potential player but McCormick looked good too.

Mia Yim (with Adam Cole) vs. Greg Excellent

Some fine upstanding citizens had a sign showing Yim well, orally fixated on a phallic object.  True romantics there.  Excellent took the sign and paraded around the ring with it.   Excellent said that in anticipation for this match, he trimmed for the match, showing where he cut some of his usually robust hair.  He said that he's usually not for hitting women, so he'll give Mia a chance out of this by showing off her.....United States citizenship.   However, he will settle for her boobs.

Yim attacked him with a big boot and nailed a running double knee strike in the corner.  She covered him for a two count and nailed several kicks to the chest.  Excellent chopped her down.  She got right up and slapped him.  He chased her around the ring, where Adam Cole tried to attack him.  The distraction allowed Yim to hit an insanely stiff kick to the face.  Yim hit a standing moonsault to the floor.  She really caught me by surprise here.

Yim continued killing Excellent with kicks and knees.  She hit a running knee to the face for a two count.  Yim followed it up with a kick to the back of the head.   Yim followed it up with a cannonball in the corner.  Excellent returned with a backhanded fist and a powerslam for a two count.  Excellent grabbed her for a slam but she turned it into a forward guillotine choke.  Excellent finally tossed that off and superkicked her in the face.  Excellent KILLED her with a cannonball in the corner.

The lights went out.  Lionel Richie began playing and Excellent began taking off his tights.   They began kissing in the middle of the ring.  That seemed to jolt Yim out of a daze and she hit a crazy belly to belly suplex on him.  Yim hit an awesome moonsault off the top and scored a two count.  Yim nailed the Kawada kicks followed by a Saito suplex.  Excellent came back and went for a pedigree.  Cole tried to interfere but was nailed.  Excellent nailed the pedigree and score the pin.

Your winner, Greg Excellent!

THIS WAS FREAKING AWESOME.   Yim totally wowed everyone stealing the show with all these great moves and Excellent was awesome.    Just totally entertaining! 

Campaign for a Better CZW (Drew Gulak & Nui Tofiga with Dewey Donovan) vs. The Nation of Intoxication's Danny Havoc & tHURTeen

There was a big "Nick F***ing Gage" chant before the match.

Drew and Havoc started but he immediately tagged out Nui.  Nui muscled Havoc into the corner but he caught a kick to the head.   Nui picked up and slammed Havoc.  Havoc came back with several kicks to the head, then swept Nui's leg to take him down.  Havoc nailed a springboard senton off the ropes, glancingly nailing Nui.  Thurteen tagged in and drilled him with several kicks but was quickly nailed in the mid-section and slammed down.

With Thurteen down and out, Gulak tagged back in and worked him over.  Thurteen came back with a Lucha armdrag off the ropes and several flying kicks.  Gulak cut him off with a jawbreaker.  Nui tagged in and worked him over with headbutts and power moves.  Gulak tagged back in and drilled Thurteen with an elbow to the head.  He choked Thurteen against the bottom rope.

Thurteen finally made a comeback with a series of kicks to the head.  He went to the top rope but missed a Spiral Tap.  Gulak covered him for a two count.  Nui tagged back in and nailed a big splash.  Nui and Gulak took turns tagging in and out working him over.  Havoc finally had too much when Donovan began choking Thurteen and charged around the ring, only to be met with a Nui clothesline.  Nui worked him over on the outside, sending him into the rail and chopping him against the ringpost.

In the ring, Gulak continued wearing down Thurteen.  Thurteen made a comeback with a leaping kick but was cut off and nailed with a gut wretch suplex.  Havoc came off the apron and nailed Nui with a flip dive.  Havoc and Thurteen began doubling on Gulak.  Thurteen got the pin as Havoc dove out of the ring on Nui.

Your winners, Danny Havoc & Thurteen!

They tried to work a pretty traditional tag, which wasn't what the audience really wanted to see but it was decent.  Gulak is a pretty underrated talent.

The crowd chanted, "Get the f*** out" at the heels.

CZW Jr. Heavyweight Title #1 Contender Tournament Final: Ryan McBride vs. AR Fox

The winner of this will face CZW Junior Heavyweight champion Adam Cole at the 12/3 Cage of Death event.  By the way, I am running a bus trip from NYC and NJ to that event, so for details, email wrestlingbustrips@gmail.com..

They locked up and went back and forth.  Fox nailed a clothesline.  McBridge leapfrogged him and they went back and forth.  Fox was finally caught in a hiptoss and armbar.  Fox fought his way back to his feet and muscled McBride into the corner.  McBride missed a charge and hit his shoulder in the ringpost.  He went to the floor, where Fox hit a springboard moonsault to the floor.

Back in the ring, Fox locked in an armbar.  He suplexed McBride over and nailed a legdrop for a two count.   Fox went for a 450 splash but McBride got his knees up.  He suplexed Fox for a two count.  The fans started chanting for Fox.   They exchanged strikes and forearm smashes.   McBride hit a leaping enziguiri.   Fox came back and dropped McBride on his head with a suplex.  Fox scored a two count then missed a Vader splash out of the corner.

McBride hit a cartwheel into the ropes and dropped into a splash for a two count.   McBride went for a catapult but Fox grabbed the ropes.  They went back and forth until Fox was trapped in a Boston Crab.   Fox fought his way out and nailed a running splash into the ropes then catapulted himself into McBride.  They battled and forth on the apron until Fox was nailed off of it.  McBride hit a dive to the floor.

Back in the ring, McBride ascended to the top rope.   He missed a dive but recovered on his feet.  Fox drilled him and caught him with a 450 splash off the ropes.

Your winner, AR Fox!

AR Fox vs. Adam Cole at the Cage of Death.

A hard fought back and forth bout.

Derek Frazier attacked McBride after the bout and laid him out with a piledriver. The referee stopped a second attempt but was slapped down by Frazier. The referee, Dru Blood, tackled Frazier and ran him out of the ring. Frazier took the mic and challenged the Blood to face him in a match at the Cage of Death in a no ropes barbed wire.

CZW Tag champions Philly's Most Wanted (Joker & BLK JEEZ) vs. Azrieal & Bandido Jr.

The champs attacked the challengers during the ring introductions.  Azrieal was sent to the floor and they worked over Bandido in the ring.  Jeez hit a sliding kick to the floor on Azrieal.  Bandido hit a tope to the outside on Jeez.    Back in the ring, Bandido scored several near falls and chopped away at Jeez in the corner.  He nailed a leg lariat.

Azrieal hit a back suplex after tagging in.   The challengers worked him over in their corner.  Bandido scored another near fall.  He and Jeez began exchanging chops in the center.  Jeez sent him into the corner and tagged in Joker.   Joker nailed a suplex into a slam for a two count, then hit another back suplex for a two count.  He drilled him with an European uppercut.  Bandido ended up on the apron where they battled.  They went back and forth with Joker getting the better of it.

Bandido was sent to the outside, where Jeez worked him over.  He was rolled back into the ring, where Jeez stomped him and dropped an elbow for a two count.   Jeez tore at his face.  Joker tagged in and used several pinning combinations and a big suplex to score several near falls.  Joker's really upped his game since I saw him last.  Azrieal tried to make the save but was drilled with several knees in the corner.

Jeez nailed a suplex on Bandido for another two count.   Jeez snapped him over with another suplex and went for a double stomp off the top rope.  He missed and Azrieal made the hot tag.  He worked over Jeez with a series of chops and dropkicked Joker off the apron to the railing.  He nailed  a leg lariat for a two count on Jeez.  He went for a suplex but Joker saved his partner and backdropped Azrieal.   They went into a pretty good back and forth sequence with Azrieal against the champs.

Jeez held Azrieal against his knees and Joker splashed him into them.  That was nasty.  Bandido made the save.  Azrieal hit a top rope splash but Joker kicked up at two.   Joker whipped Bandido into the ropes and Jeez pulled them down so he took a bump to the floor.  Joker nailed a big swing on Azrieal and Jeez dropkicked him for a two count.

Homicide showed up at ringside and started throwing chairs.  The referee started arguing with him to get him to leave.  This allowed the challengers to double team Jeez and score the pin.

Your winners and the new CZW Tag Team champions, Azrieal and Bandido Jr.!

Homicide and the new champs tried to brawl with Philly's Most Wanted after but security hit the scene and held them apart.  Promoter Maven Bentley took the mic and said that as much as he'd love to fight them, it;s two on one.   He offered to join Homicide.   He said that they keep talking trash about him and Low Ki and Ricky Reyes.   He challenged them to face him and Eddie Kingston next month at the Cage of Death.  The crowd went nuts for that.  Jeez attacked Bentley on the outside and hit him with a chair.  Homicide said that he was real tough against people from the Commission and dared them to follow him into the crowd for a real fight.  Homicide grabbed a nightstick and ran around ringside clanking it against the guard rail and dared them to fight him.  Security held everyone apart.  Bentley took the mic and said it's an official match next month,  Homicide got the entire crowd rocking and left through the front door.

GREAT, wild and fun angle.

We are back with the second half.  CZW Wired TV champion Jake Crist came out and cut a promo about his brother, Dave Crist turning on him in Indianapolis and asked DJ Hyde to make a match between them.  Hyde heeled the crowd and said that he's got his match but he also has a message from Dave.  Hyde attacked Crist and laid him out.  Matt Tremont hit the ring with a chair to ward off Hyde. 

Tremont took the mic and said that he'd face Danny Havoc at the Cage of Death.  He said that he's been here since 2002 and earned his way into the ring.  He said that his dream comes true at the Cage of Death.  He said that to be the best, you gotta stomp the rest and promised to be victorious at Cage of Death.  The crowd chanted "Bulldozer."

BLKOUT's Ruckus, Alex Colon, & Rich Swann with Robbie Mireno in their corner vs. Runaways' Ryan Slater & Joe Gacy & Alex Payne with Kimber Lee in their corner

The BLK Out attacked them in the aisle as they came out.  Everyone brawled around ringside.  Inside the ring, Swann and Gacy had a nice exchange.  A bucket of fried chicken was used as a weapon.  Ruckus had a nice back and forth with Payne.  Everyone brawled on the floor.  Colon hit a spin dive to the floor on them.   Slater hit a springboard moonsault to the floor on everyone.  Swann hit a dive on everyone.  Gacy hit a dive over the ropes onto everyone.

A table was slid into the ring.   The match is total chaotic hot mess with everyone all over the place. Swann ate a sitdown powerbomb and a suplex from Gacy.  Colon kicked Gacy out of the ring,  They set up Slater for a move but something went wrong.  Swann finally hit a double jump standing moonsault press.

Your winners, BLK OUT!

The girls began catfighting.  They began fighting.  Mireno grabbed Kimber Lee for a chokeslam but was stopped.  Mireno ended up being put through a table.  BLK OUT chased them out of the building.   Mireno was carried out.

This was just total all over the place brawling and spots, some of which I thought were going to end up killing someone.

 

  CZW champion Devon Moore vs. CZW Ultraviolent Underground champion Masada

They locked up and Masada took him to the mat with a chinlock.  Moore turned it into a hammerlock but Masada slipped out and went for an armwringer.  Moore nailed a dropkick but it hardly hurt Masada, who took him down.  Moore came back with another dropkick, sending him to the floor.  Moore missed a sliding kick and Masada worked him over on the outside.  Back in the ring, he slapped Moore across the chest with both hands and drilled him hard with a gutbuster, just dropping him down.

Moore tried to battle back as Masada mocked him and then chopped him back down to the mat.   Masada locked on a bear hug, trying to force a submission.   Moore boxed his ears to escapde but was trapped once again while rebounding off the ropes.   Moore headbutt him to escape but was whipped into the corner.  Moore leapt away from a charge and failed at a backslide attempt.    They went into a Malenko-Guerrero near fall sequence.  These are the last guys I'd expect to see that out of.

Moore ducked a charge and sent Masada to the floor.  He nailed a moonsault off the floor for a two count.   Moore nailed a Ryder kick off the top on Masada for a two count.  Moore ascended to the top for a shooting star press but Masada rolled out of the way.   Masada went to the top for a moonsault but missed.  He landed on his feet and dropkicked Moore's head into the buckles.

He whipped Moore hard into the buckles and nailed a running boot to the corner.   He missed another and got hung up on the top rope.  Moore chop blocked him from behind and started working over Masada's leg.  Moore got caught with a powerbomb for a two count and turned over into a Texas Cloverleaf.     Masada turned it into an STF.   Moore squirmed towards the ropes, trying to break the move and finally reached them.

Masado went for a back drop driver but Moore slipped out and hit a reverse rana and a running boot for a two count.  The crowd chanted for Masada.   Masada caught him with a clothesline.  The lights went out.   When they returned, Robert Anthony was in the ring, posing like Brian Pillman did when he made his ECW debut.  He attacked Moore with the cane and they called for the bell.  A no contest in CZW?

Anthony cut a promo on Moore.  They chanted, "You suck d***".  He said, "Sorry, I'm not a football coach."  He started to cut a promo saying he would face Moore for the title but Masada went after him.  Anthony backed off and refused to get in the ring.   Moore took the mic and said Masada, Vortekz and Anthony can all have their title shot in the Cage of Death, but in the end, he's going to still have his belt.

CZW Junior Heavyweight champion Adam Cole vs. Sami Callihan - No Time Limit

No Mia Yim with Cole.  The storyline here is that it's taken Callihan six months to get his rematch with Cole, who bested him at the Best of the Best tournament.

They started out going back and forth hard and heavy.  Callihan dove through the ropes, tackling Cole on the floor.   They battled on the outside.  Callihan suplexed Cole into the guard rails.  He tossed Cole back into the ring.  Callihan chased him back to the floor where Cole nailed a wheelbarrow suplex into the apron.  This is a brutal match so far.  Callihan was busted open.

They battled back and forth with Cole on the apron.  He nailed Sami with a kick.  Cole controlled him on the mat with a reverse bearhug.   Callihan comes back with a series of kicks, sending Cole bumping like a pinball.  Cole tried to kick him but Sami Callihan nailed a pump kick and a running Samoan Drop.   Cole scissored Callihan with his legs, trying to force all the air out of hi

Callihan tried to mount a comeback but was caught and drilled with a knee in the mid-section.  Cole continued beating on Sami who made a comeback.   Callihan avoided a charge and nailed a running boot in the corner. He nailed a series of Face Washes.   He went for a third but Cole pulled the referee in front of him and wiped the ref the hell out.

Cole attacked Callihan and nailed a flip piledriver.  A second referee hit the ring and counted two.   Cole grabbed the title belt and argued with the referee.   Cole backed off and went to put the belt back, then nailed the referee with the belt.  DJ Hyde hit the ring with a chair and handed it to Cole, who began beating Callihan with a chair.  He covered Sami with Hyde making the count but Sami kicked up at two.

Cole tried to nail Sami with a chair but instead knocked out Hyde.  Another ref went to hit the ring but Mia Yim ran out and laid him out.  Callihan, who had Cole in a submission, grabbed her and piledrove her off the apron through a table.  Cole began begging off as Callihan returned to the ring.    Callihan began cleaning house and chopping away at Cole but there was no referee to officiate.

Cole went to hit Sami with a belt but was drilled with a big boot to the face.  Callihan locked on the stuff muffler as one of the referees revived.  Cole finally tapped.

Your winner and new CZW Junior Heavyweight champion, Sami Callihan!

Very good match and a hell of a spectacle!

Yim was stretchered out.

Callihan took the mic and said winning the belt wasn't worth anything and drilled Hyde with a Facewash.  He drilled him again and declared, "This is CZW.  I am CZW and I'm the World Junior Heavyweight champion."  He said he wasn't going to be a p*ssy like Cole and hide from challengers.  He said if you can beat him for the belt, "I f***ing dare you."

That's all from CZW tonight!