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2/27 THIS DAY IN HISTORY

By Mike Johnson on 2013-02-27 08:00:00

February 27th

On this day in history in ....

1921 - Pinky Gardner defeats Waino Ketonen for the World Middleweight Title in Boston, Massachusetts, ending Ketonen's second reign.

1940 - Joe Cox defeats Yvon Robert to win the Montreal World Heavyweight Title in Montreal, Quebec, ending Robert's fourth reign.

1958 - Former World Heavyweight Champion Dean Detton passes away at age 49. Detton won the World title in a tournament final over Ed "Strangler" Lewis in 1936, which he held for nine months until losing to Bronko Nagurski.

1958 - Albert and Enrique Torres defeat Casey and Danny McShain for the NWA Texas Tag Team Title in Galveston, Texas.

1958 - Jim Hady defeats Dick Torio to win the Midwest Wrestling Association Junior Heavyweight Title in Columbus, Ohio, beginning his second reign.

1962 - Johnny Barend and Magnificent Maurice defeat Art and Stan Neilson for the American Wrestling Alliance World Tag Team Title.

1964 - The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) defeat Edouard Carpentier and Ernie Ladd to win the World Wrestling Association World Tag Team Title in Bakersfield, California.

1967 - The WWWF held an event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. The results:
- Tony Nero defeated Miguel Perez.
- Bobo Brazil, Arman Hussein and Antonio Pugliese defeated Luke Graham, Bill Miller and Baron Mikel Scicluna
- Spiros Arion defeated Bull Ortega.
- Louis Cerdan defeated Angelo Savoldi (subbing for The Sheik).
- Ox Baker defeated Tank Morgan.
- Lou Albano defeated Ricky Sexton.
- Gorilla Monsoon defeated WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino by countout.

1969 - Johnny Long and Tojo Yamamoto win the Mid-America NWA World Tag Team Title for the third time in Chattanooga, Tennessee, defeating Don Carson and Len Rossi.

1969 - Bill and Joe Sky defeat The Mighty Yankees (Frank Morrell and Eddie Sullivan) to win the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Title in Lexington, Kentucky. This ended the Yankees' fourth reign and began the Skys' second.

1970 - Abdullah the Butcher defeats Billy Robinson for the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title in Calgary, Alberta, ending Robinson's second reign and beginning Abdullah's second.

1970 - Kurt Von Steiger defeats Moondog Mayne to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title, ending Mayne's eighth reign.

1971 - The WWWF held an event at Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The results:
- Mike Conrad defeated Tomas Marin.
- Joe Crugnale defeated Joe Turco
- Tony Marino defeated Gene DuBois.
- Chief Jay Strongbow defeated The Black Demon.
- Lee Wong defeated Jack Evans by disqualification.
- White Venus and World Women's Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Sharon Joy and Tippy Wells.
- Joe Crugnale and Tony Marino defeated Mike Conrad and Joe Turco.

1971 - Miyoko Hoshino and Jumbo Miyamoto defeat Masked Killer and Masked Lee for the American Girls' Wrestling Association International Tag Team Title in Mobara, Japan. This ended Killer and Lee's fourth reign and began Hoshino and Miyamoto's second.

1973 - Giant Baba finishes undefeated, with two draws, in a 10-match series to become the first holder of All Japan Pro Wrestling's Pacific Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Title in Tokyo, Japan. Baba faced Abdullah the Butcher, Bobo Brazil, The Destroyer (Dick Beyer), Terry Funk, Don Leo Jonathan, Pat O'Connor, with two matches against both Bruno Sammartino and Wilbur Snyder. That title lasted until 1989, when it was unified with the NWA International Heavyweight and NWA United National Heavyweight Titles to create All Japan's Triple Crown.

1973 - The Super Infernos win a tournament final for the vacant NWA Macon Tag Team Title in Macon, Georgia.

1974 - Danny Miller defeats Ole Anderson in a tournament final in Raleigh, North Carolina to become the first NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Champion, beginning a lineage that would continue through Jim Crockett Promotions and throughout the lifespan of World Championship Wrestling.

1975 - The Royal Kangaroos (Jonathan Boyd and Norman Frederick Charles) defeat Dutch Savage and Jimmy Snuka for the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title. This ended Savage and Snuka's second reign and began the Kangaroos' fifth.

1976 - Chavo and Gory Guerrero defeat Senor X and Karl Von Brauner to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Title.

1976 - Rubi Rubaleaba defeats Dr. Wagner for the NWA World Light Heavyweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico.

1976 - Ricky Romero and Silver Streak defeat Leo Burke and The Beast to win the NWA Western States Tag Team Title, ending their second reign.

1977 - The Sheik defeats Bobo Brazil to win the Toronto NWA United States Heavyweight Title in Toronto, Ontario, beginning Sheik's third reign.

1977 - Fishman wins the Mexican National Welterweight Title for the third time, ending Blue Demon's second reign in Guadalajara, Mexico.

1978 - Don Leo Jonathan and John Quinn defeat The Black Avenger and Don Wayt to win the Vancouver NWA Canadian Tag Team Title in Vancouver, British Columbia.

1980 - John and Rick Davidson defeat Chris Adams and Tom Prichard for the NWA Americas Tag Team Title in Los Angeles, California.

1981 - Gino Hernandez defeats Chavo Guerrero to win the NWA International Junior Heavyweight Title in Houston, Texas.

1981 - David Schultz defeats Leo Burke to win the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title in Calgary, Alberta, ending Burke's sixth reign and beginning Schultz's second.

1983 - Bob Sweetan defeats Tully Blanchard for the Southwest Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Title in San Antonio, Texas, ending Blanchard's seventh reign.

1984 - Danny Davis and Hubert Gallant defeat Bruce Hart and Davey Boy Smith for the Stampede International Tag Team Title in Vancouver, British Columbia.

1984 - Larry Hamilton defeats David Morgan to win the Southeast NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title in Birmingham, Alabama.

1984 - Killer Tim Brooks defeats Scott Casey for the Southwest Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Title in San Antonio, Texas.

1985 - Dory Funk, Jr. defeats Carlos Colon in Bangor, Maine to win both the International Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Title and the World Wrestling Council's Universal Heavyweight Title. Colón had been recognized as the first ICW champion in 1984 as he was WWC champion, and Funk defeated Colon for both titles. The WWC title was held up after a match between Funk and Colon on May 18 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, with Colón winning the rematch a month later in San Juan.

1986 - Rencor Latino defeats Black Shadow, Jr. to win the Mexican National Featherweight Title in Apatlaco, Mexico.

1987 - Bob Brown wins the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title for the 17th time by defeating Bill Dundee in Kansas City, Kansas. At the same event, Bart Batten and Rick McCord win the NWA Central States Tag Team Title from The MOD Squad (Basher and Spike).

1987 - Tom Prichard defeats Larry Hamilton to win the Southeast NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title in Knoxville, Tennessee, ending Hamilton's second reign and beginning Prichard's fifth.

1988 - The World Wrestling Council held the second-annual and final Gillette Cup Tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The results were:
First round:
- Afa defeated Invader III.
- Rocky Johnson defeated Ron Starr.
- WWC Television Champion Super Black Ninja (Keiji Muto) defeated WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Champion Miguel Perez, Jr.
- Dutch Mantel defeated WWC North American Heavyweight Champion Abdullah the Butcher.
- TNT (Savio Vega) defeated WWC World Tag Team Champion Mr. Pogo.
- Invader I defeated WWC World Tag Team Champion Kendo Nagasaki.
- Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Bruiser Brody.
- Carlos Colon defeated WWC Universal and Caribbean Heavyweight Champion Hercules Ayala.
Second round:
- Afa defeated Rocky Johnson.
- Dutch Mantel defeated WWC Television Champion Super Black Ninja.
- TNT vs. Invader I ended in a draw.
- Carlos Colon defeated Dory Funk, Jr.
Semifinals:
- Afa defeated Dutch Mantel.
- Carlos Colon received a bye to the finals due to TNT and Invader I's second-round draw.
Finals:
- Carlos Colon defeated Afa to win the Gillette Cup.

1991 - Gregory Veritchev defeats FMW World Brass Knuckles Champion Atsushi Onita in Tokyo, Japan to become the first FMW World Martial Arts Champion, a title which would replace the Brass Knuckles title until 1993.

1993 - Colonel DeBeers defeats Bart Sawyer for the Championship Wrestling USA Television Title in Portland, Oregon. This began DeBeers' second reign and ended Sawyer's third.

1996 - Damiáncito defeats Mascarita Magica to win the CMLL World Mini-Estrella Title in Mexico City, Mexico.

1997 - The American Kickboxer defeats Tarek the Great for the IWA Mid-South Lightweight Title in Louisville, Kentucky. This ended and began each man's fourth reign.

1997 - Chad Ripley ends J.T. Atlas' second Canadian Wrestling Federation Canadian Junior Heavyweight Title reign in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

1999 - The East Coast Wrestling Association held the third-annual Super 8 Tournament at St. Matthews Parish Hall in Wilmington, Delaware. The results:
- Steve Bradley defeated ECWA Tag Team Champion Ace Darling in a Super 8 Tournament first round match.
- Christopher Daniels defeated Jeff Peterson in a Super 8 Tournament first round match.
- Matt Hardy defeated Christian York in a Super 8 Tournament first round match.
- ECWA Tag Team Champion Devon Storm defeated Jeff Hardy in a Super 8 Tournament first round match.
- Mr. Ooh La La defeated ECWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Inferno Kid to win the title.
- Steve Bradley defeated ECWA Tag Team Champion Devon Storm in a Super 8 Tournament semifinal match.
- Christopher Daniels defeated Matt Hardy in a Super 8 Tournament semifinal match.
- Brute Force (Carnage, Stud and Viper) defeated J.J. the Ring Crew Guy, Glen Osbourne and J.R. Ryder.
- Steve Bradley defeated Christopher Daniels to win the Super 8 Tournament.

1999 - Super Delfin defeats Olympico in Nagoya, Japan to win the CMLL World Welterweight Title, ending Olímpico's second reign.

1999 - Two Heartland Wrestling Association titles change hands in Hamilton, Ohio. Bobby Kane defeats Shark Boy and champion Tarek the Great in a three-way match for the HWA Cruiserweight Title, and Chip Fairway and Cody Hawk win their second HWA Tag Team Title, by defeating Sean Casey and Brian Taylor.

1999 - In Memphis, Tennessee, Baldo (later Albert, and now Giant Bernard) gives the Power Pro Wrestling Young Guns Title to Randy Hales, after Baldo defeated Jerry Lawler in a tournament final on January 29 to become the first PPW Heavyweight Champion. Power Pro Wrestling didn't allow multiple champions. Hales' reign wouldn't last long, he lost the Young Guns Title to Kid Wikkid the same night, beginning Wikkid's third reign.

2000 - The WWF held the second No Way Out pay-per-view at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut. After the first No Way Out was held in 1998, this event began No Way Out's annuity. The results were:
- WWF European Champion Kurt Angle pinned WWF Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho (with Chyna) to win the Intercontinental title, the only one on the line. Angle pinned Jericho after blocking a Lionsault with the IC title belt. Angle was now a double champion, and would begin referring to himself with a portmanteau of both title names, "EuroContinental Champion".
- The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn) to win the title, when D-Von pinned Road Dogg after a 3D. Billy Gunn suffered a separated shoulder during the match when Bubba Ray Dudley hit him with a lead pipe, sidelining Gunn for seven months.
- Mark Henry pinned Viscera after a scoop body slam.
- Edge and Christian defeated The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff (with Terri)), when Christian pinned Matt after Terri knocked Matt off the top rope. The win gave E&C a WWF Tag Team Title match at WrestleMania.
- Tazz defeated The Big Bossman by disqualification, when Albert interfered when Tazz had the Bossman in the Tazzmission.
- X-Pac (with Tori) pinned Kane in a No Holds Barred match after dropkicking him into the steel steps.
- Too Cool (Grandmaster Sexay, Scotty 2 Hotty and Rikishi) defeated The Radicalz (Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, and Perry Saturn), when Rikishi pinned Malenko after the Rump Shaker.
- Big Show pinned The Rock after Shane McMahon hit Rock with a chair, to earn a WWF Title match at WrestleMania.
- WWF Champion Triple H (with Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley) pinned Cactus Jack in a Hell in a Cell match after a Pedigree to retain the title. Per the pre-match stipulation, Cactus had to retire.

2000 - Alex Shane defeats Mark Sloan for the Frontier Wrestling Alliance British Heavyweight Title in Erdington, England.

2001 - The WWF taped the March 1 episode of SmackDown! and the March 4 Sunday Night Heat at the Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona. SmackDown got a 4.5 rating on UPN. The results:
Heat:
- WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Dean Malenko defeated Funaki to retain the title.
- Justin Credible defeated Grandmaster Sexay.
- WWF European Champion Test defeated Raven to retain the title.
- WWF Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho defeated Perry Saturn to retain the title.
SmackDown!:
- Matt Hardy and Lita defeated Crash and Molly Holly, when Matt pinned Crash after the Twist of Fate.
- Chris Benoit defeated X-Pac (with Justin Credible) by submission with the Crippler Crossface.
- WWF Champion The Rock defeated William Regal by disqualification, when Kurt Angle interfered when Rock had Regal in the Sharpshooter.
- D-Von Dudley, Kane and The Undertaker defeated Christian, Haku and Rikishi, when Undertaker pinned Christian after the Last Ride.
- Steve Austin and Kurt Angle fought to a no-contest, when William Regal and guest commentator The Rock interfered.

2001 - Rico Constantino wins his third OVW Heavyweight Title, ending Nick Dinsmore's sixth reign in Louisville, Kentucky.

2001 - Shark Boy wins a battle royal to win the vacant Heartland Wrestling Association Heavyweight Title in Cincinnati, Ohio, by last eliminating both Dean Jablonski and Matt Stryker. The title had been stripped from Chad Collyer earlier in the night.

2005 - In Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Glamour Boy Shane defeats Ricky Banderas to win the held-up IWA World Heavyweight Title, beginning his eighth reign. At the same show, Golden Boy and Noriega defeat Thunder and Lightning for the IWA World Tag Team Title, ending Thunder and Lightning's fourth reign. Also before his tag title win, Golden Boy lost the IWA World Junior Heavyweight Title to Super Mark.

2005 - Kengo Mashimo and KAZMA defeat Ryota Chikuzen and TAKA Michinoku in a tournament final to become the first Kaientai Dojo Strongest-K Tag Team Champions.

2005 - Danny Daniels and N8 Mattson defeat Bobby Roode and Petey Williams to win the Border City Wrestling Can-Am Tag Team Title in Windsor, Ontario.

2006 - WWE held a Supershow taping the March 3 Friday Night SmackDown! and airing RAW live from the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. RAW got a 4.0 rating on USA and SmackDown! scored a 2.6 on UPN. The results were:
SmackDown!:
- Tatanka defeated Booker T (with Sharmell).
- Randy Orton defeated Super Crazy. Orton entered to "This Fire Burns" by Killswitch Engage, a song he would only use for one week, before reverting back to "Burn in My Light" by Mercy Drive. "This Fire Burns" would become CM Punk's theme song later in the year.
- WWE Tag Team Champions MNM (Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro (with Melina)) defeated Matt Hardy and Road Warrior Animal, when Mercury pinned Hardy.
- Bobby Lashley and Finlay were both disqualified after both men got chairs and attempted to hit each other and blocked each other.
- The Undertaker defeated World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle by disqualification after Mark Henry came out and attacked Undertaker while he had Angle covered after the Tombstone. Following this, Henry put Taker on the announce table and splashed him from the Spanish announce table, smashing it down.
RAW:
- World Tag Team Champions Big Show and Kane defeated Val Venis and Viscera.
- Rob Van Dam defeated Trevor Murdoch in a Money in the Bank qualifying match.
- WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus (with Mickie James) defeated Candice Michelle (with Torrie Wilson).
- WWE Intercontinental Champion Shelton Benjamin (with Momma Benjamin) defeated Chavo Guerrero in a Money in the Bank qualifying match.
- Ric Flair defeated Carlito in a Money in the Bank qualifying match.

2007 - WWE taped the March 2 edition of Friday Night SmackDown! and aired ECW live from HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. Prior to the event, CMLL wrestler Mistico received a tryout in the empty arena. He wrestled Dean Malenko and Jamie Noble. ECW got a 1.6 rating on SciFi and SmackDown! got a 2.9 on The CW. The results were:
ECW:
- Mr. Kennedy pinned Sabu in an Extreme Rules Money in the Bank qualifying match, after a DDT on a broken table, which Sabu had just crashed through missing a legdrop.
- Balls Mahoney defeated Matt Striker by disqualification when Snitsky interfered.
- Marcus Cor Von and Kevin Thorn (with Ariel and Elijah Burke) defeated Tommy Dreamer and Rob Van Dam (with The Sandman), when Thorn pinned RVD after the Dark Kiss.
- CM Punk pinned Stevie Richards after the Go to Sleep, the first time Punk used the move on television.
- ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley pinned Hardcore Holly in a steel cage match after a powerslam, to retain the title. During the match, Vince McMahon came to ringside with Umaga and Armando Alejandro Estrada. After Lashley won, he saw that Umaga was waiting for him outside the cage. Lashley ran and lept at the cage, knocking the side of it down on top of Umaga.
SmackDown!:
- Matt Hardy pinned Joey Mercury after a Twist of Fate off the second turnbuckle in a Money in the Bank qualifying match.
- Shannon Moore, Scotty 2 Hotty and Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Daivari, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero and Gregory Helms, when Yang pinned Daivari after a moonsault.
- Ashley pinned Jillian Hall after the Starstruck.
- Finlay defeated MVP and WWE United States Champion Chris Benoit in a three-way Money in the Bank qualifying match, by pinning Benoit after hitting both men with his shillelagh while Hornswoggle had the referee distracted. Finlay came up to  Michael Cole at the announce table and told him that his leprechaun's name wasn't Little Bastard, which is what Cole had been referring to him as, but it was Hornswoggle.
- ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley pinned Mr. Kennedy after the powerslam to retain the title. The match rules were that Kennedy could not be counted out or disqualified, but if Lashley was he would lose the title to Kennedy.
- In a dark match after the show, World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned Booker T with the Batista Bomb.

2008 - Danny Jacobs, the 22 year old who was allegedly racing Hulk Hogan's son Nick right before the August 2007 car crash that left Hogan's close friend John Graziano badly injured, plead no contest to charges of reckless driving today in court in Clearwater, Florida.  Judge Robert Dittmer sentenced  Jacobs to 90 days of probation, ordered him to complete 25 hours of community service, suspended his driver's license for 90 days and fined him $500.
Judge Dittmer scolded Jacobs, commenting, "You understand when you drive like this you put lives in jeopardy.  You understand that?"

2008 - WWE announced that Rey Mysterio would be out 6-9 months following a torn biceps surgery.  He had just returned from a knee surgery the previous August at Summerslam.

2009 - WWE ran a combined Raw/ECW event in Long Island, NY at the Nassau Coliseum.  Billy Krotchsen filed the following report:

*WWE Intercontinental champion CM Punk defeated William Regal (with Layla). Great opening match as Regal was on his game tonight and looked better than he has of late. Lots of mat and technical wrestling. Regal controlled most of the match and used Layla to protect himself at one point. Punk got the pin with the GTS. The crowd was really behind Punk.

*Mike Knox pinned Goldust with his finisher. The crowd was behind Dust and were very anti-Knox. It was a decent back and forth match.

*WWE Women's champ Melina defeated Beth Phoenix (with Santino Marella) to retain the Women's title. Really good match. Beth made Melina kick herself with her own foot again. Crowd chanted for Santino during match. After the match, Santino grabbed the mic and called Melina a Chihuahua and said she got lucky. Marella made an open challenge to anyone in the back, that he's going to win and Glamarella will be on the winning side now. Boogeyman's music hits, he comes out and chases Beth and Santino to the back.

*Kane defeated Kofi Kingston. The crowd was behind both of them big-time. It was a good match between the two. Kane wins with a chokeslam.

*Dave Finlay (with Hornswoggle) defeated Mark Henry (with Tony Atlas) in a Belfast Brawl. They used trashcans and kendo sticks.  Tony Atlas and Hornswoggle got involved at the end.  Horny gave Atlas the tadpole splash. Finlay gets  the win after giving Henry a hit with the Shillelagh.  Afterwards, they brought 5 kids in to dance with them, crowd loved.

The show has gone to intermission.

*Kelly Kelly is the hostess for the event. She moved a family up to the front row for answering a trivia question and picked a guest timekeeper from the crowd.

*Teddy Long comes out and brings out Jack Swagger and says he's defending the title tonight against Christian. Crowd very much behind Christian.  Lots of "Lets go Christian" chants. Really good match.  Swagger wins to retain the title

*WWE champ Triple H & Shawn Michaels & John Cena defeated Randy Orton & Chris Jericho & Vladimir Kozlov.  At first there was no HHH and Orton claimed on the mic that Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase had taken care of him.  It started out as a handicap match.   Late in the match, there was a ref bump.  Orton teased the punt kick but Triple H's music came on.  He hit the ring and tackled Orton.  He grabbed a sledgehammer but Kozlov cut him off.  HHH laid out Kozlov, then chased Orton off.  Jericho teased hitting Michaels with a chair but HHH returned and teased hitting the sledgehammer.  Jericho went to drop the chair and Michaels superkicked him.  Jericho staggered into the FU for the pin.  Good main event.

Notes: The place was a legitimate sellout.  I checked on the way in and they literally only had the last row for sale....No announcement regarding Rey Mysterio, even though he was advertised up until the day of the show.  That was tacky...Can someone please explain to me how this is the second straight Raw/ECW house show in the New York City area that doesn't feature Tommy Dreamer, who LIVES in the area?....I was surprised to see no cameo by Tazz tonight.  Even though it was a Raw brand house show, he's from the area and you'd think they would have something for him to do.

2009 - Ring of Honor ran Danbury, CT.  Stu Carapola filed the following live report:

Live Results from Ring of Honor in Danbury, CT:

-Bobby Fish defeated a guy whose name I didn't catch (it sounded like Pentagon), but he was doing a Greek God gimmick and was billed from Mt Olympus. Bobby Fish wrestled like a million bucks and has gotten himself in amazing shape, and had a better body than the guy who was supposed to be a Greek God. Good opener that Fish won with a leaping Shining Wizard knee.

-Rhett Titus and Kenny King defeated Erick Stevens and Bobby Dempsey. Good old school, Southern style tag match with Titus and King spending the beginning playing cowardly heels who got manhandled until they got a cheap double team shot to take control on Stevens and do some nice double team stuff. Dempsey didn't do too much in the match until Stevens made the hot tag, then he came in and destroyed Titus, but King reversed the Doctorbomb into a rollup with his feet on the ropes for the win.

-Claudio Castagnoli wrestled Brent Albright to a draw. Even match until Claudio got a really nice hotshot to gain control. Claudio had some great heel charisma here. Albright turned the tide with a Roll Of The Dice, but missed a top rope crossbody and Claudio regained control. Albright came back and got Claudio in the Crippler Crossface, Claudio rolled Albright to his back, and Claudio tapped just as the referee counted three on Albright. The referee ruled the match a draw, so Albright challenged Claudio to five more minutes and they had a postmatch brawl, but no overtime.

-Kevin Steen and Jay Briscoe defeated Chris Hero and Eddie Edwards.  No Larry Sweeney at ringside.  This started off as a wild brawl on the outside before coming back in and settling into a standard tag match.  Steen and Briscoe worked pretty well as a team despite spending much of the match mouthing off to one another.  Hero and Edwards took control and started going to work on Steen's previously injured knee.  Steen made the hot tag and Briscoe came in and cleaned house until Hero turned the tide with some nice strikes, which look better every time I see him.  The match came unglued then, with both Edwards and Steen hitting dives to the floor.  Mark came to ringside and started arguing with Steen which distracted him, but then Steen and Jay hit a Doomsday Device for the win.  Not sure what exactly was going on with Mark and Steen, but it didn't lead to any kind of fight or anything.

Intermission Time

-Bryan Danielson pinned Delirious. Delirious has really tightened up his physique, looking a lot more ripped and tanned than I've seen him look. Mat wrestling to start with Danielson pretty much controlling Delirious until they go to the floor where Jimmy Jacobs distracts Danielson and allows Delirious to nail him from behind and ram him into the guardrail. Back in the ring, Delirious maintained control until Danielson came back with a series of European uppercuts and a cross armbreaker. Delirious hit a pair of panic attacks and Jimmy started yelling at him to go for another one, but the distraction allowed Danielson to recover and get Cattle Mutilation, which Delirious countered into a Cobra Stretch, but Danielson reversed into a small package for the win. Jimmy started berating Delirious and shoving him around, and Delirious responded by shoving Jimmy down, but then they ended up hugging and making up before leaving together.

-Austin Aries and his awful mustache defeated Sami Callahan. Aries cut a great promo before the match about how great he is and how the fans should thank him for making this B-show worth coming to, then started making fun of Callahan and "his brother's auto parts store.". I had no idea Aries had so much personality. They tried mat wrestling early, but Callahan got the advantage and ended up holding his own surprisingly well until Aries sent him to the floor and came off the apron with a double axhandle. Aries works a much more methodical, old school heel style now. Callahan made a very solid comeback until Aries hit the corner dropkick and brainbuster for the win. Callahan got a really good run here, but I didn't buy into him.

-Necro Butcher defeated Brodie Lee in an Anything Goes Streetfight. I love Necro's new music, it's so him. It didn't take long to go to the floor where Necro worked him over with a chair, then tore out part of the guardrail and used that to work Brodie over as well. Necro set up the guardrail in the corner, but Brodie German suplexed Necro onto it then hit a running Yakuza kick in the corner, followed by another slam into the guardrail in the corner and then a big lariat. Necro slammed Brodie off the top and then went to work on him in the corner with literally about 30 punches and chops in the corner before giving Brodie a bulldog on a chair and then a chair bodyslam. Necro missed a senton onto the guardrail and they started going toe to toe when Jimmy and Delirious ran out and attacked Necro. Daizee Haze came out to try and stop Delirious, Delirious shoved her down (popping the crowd), but then Jimmy went for a spear and Necro moved and Jimmy hit Delirious. Necro knocked Jimmy out and then creamed Brodie with a sick chairshot for the win.

-Return date is Friday, July 17.

Four Way for ROH title - ROH champ Nigel McGuinness vs. Jerry Lynn vs. Tyler Black vs. Jimmy Jacobs:

Nigel's arm is heavily taped.  After a bunch of tagging in and out with no action, we finally get under way with Tyler and Lynn with a nice little back and forth sequence.  Jimmy tagged in and did a sequence with Lynn, but as soon as Jerry tagged out to Tyler, Jimmy ran off and tagged out to Nigel, but then Nigel ran when Tyler tagged out to Lynn.  Finally Nigel gained an advantage when he rammed Lynn into the guardrail and went to work on Lynn's arm.  Lynn came back, but when he went to suplex Nigel in from the outside, Jimmy grabbed Lynn's ankle from the outside and Nigel pinned Lynn.

Jerry Lynn is eliminated.

After being pinned, Lynn hit an Air Raid Crash on Nigel and Tyler followed it up with a frogsplash and God's Last Gift, but couldn't put Nigel away.  After that it turned into a 2-on-1 with Nigel and Jimmy double teaming Tyler.  Tyler came back with several big moves on both men until Jimmy took him out with the spear for 2.  Jimmy and Nigel tried the suplex leg hook spot again, but the referee caught them and stopped counting.  Nigel gave Tyler a Tower of London on the floor and just before he got in, Jimmy dropkicked him through the ropes and Tyler was counted out.

Tyler Black has been eliminated.

Almost immediately, Nigel hit the Jawbreaker Lariat and pinned Jacobs for the win.  Nigel McGuinness is still your ROH World Champion.

Jimmy and Tyler brawled after the match, with Delirious running in to attack Tyler and Lynn running out to make the save.

End show.

Really good show, probably one of the best ROH shows I've been to since Gabe Sapolsky left.  They finally seem to have figured out the groove of having an entertaining undercard without having to kill themselves.

2009 - WWE broadcast Smackdown.  Stu Carapola filed the following TV report:

Last week on Smackdown, Jeff Hardy was attacked by his brother Matt as well as Edge. This week Matt has challenged Jeff to a match, but what will happen when they get in the ring? What will the challengers to the titles held by Smackdown superstars Triple H and Edge do this week? Is anyone going to get the chance to qualify for a match at Wrestlemania? What will the Bellas put on the line in the feud between Miz and Morrison and the Colons? Will the Colons be able to retain their titles? Can Vladimir Kozlov get a step up in his chance to face Undertaker at Wrestlemania?

We are live on tape from Portland, Oregon and your announcers are Jim ‘I won’t accuse my broadcast partner of kissing ass because he will choke me out’ Ross and Tazz.

John Cena comes to the ring and we see highlights from Monday night when Vickie Guerrero excused herself into John Cena’s heart. John admitted to stalking Vickie so he can get his rematch.

Cena says that he has some special stuff planned for tonight. He points out that people are in the building and watching at home. John reminds us what show it is. Cena points out that it has been about two years since he was on Smackdown and he talks about the great fans. Cena says that Michael Cole has changed his look. Cena also comments on the new network. Cena also says that there has been a change with the World Title. Cena says that the World Title has been held by a coward for the last few weeks and that is why Cena is here tonight. John tells Edge that if he tries to hide, he will find him. Cena says that he is in the center of Edge’s ring on Edge’s show, and he wants a rematch tonight. Cena says that he will not leave until he gets an answer.

Edge’s music plays and he comes out to respond to Cena’s challenge. Edge says that he cannot believe that Cena showed up. Edge says that if Cena wants a rematch tonight, he suggests that they do it.

Vickie Guerrero comes out and she puts a halt to the festivities. Vickie says that her husband is a warrior who does not back down from a challenge. Vickie says the World Champion will not be competing tonight.

Cena says that he thought something like this will happen. John says that this is a special appearance for him on Smackdown and he says that he promised he would get his hands on Edge, so he is about to leave the ring.

Vickie stops him again and says that while Edge is not competing tonight, Cena will be wrestling tonight against Big Show.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Gail Kim is back in the gym for a video package.

We see footage from the Valentine’s Day date with the Bellas, Miz, and Morrison that was hijacked by the Colons.

Match Number One: Carlito and Primo versus John Morrison and The Miz for the WWE Tag Titles
Primo and Miz start things off and Primo with a side head lock. They lock up again and they go around the ring until the referee makes them break. Miz with a kick followed by a side head lock take down. Primo with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Primo with another shoulder and then he hits a springboard cross body for a near fall. Primo with a side Russian leg sweep for a near fall. Carlito tags in and Carlito hits a drop kick for a near fall. Carlito with a punch followed by an Irish whip but Miz with a boot and then he tags Morrison into the match. Morrison with a European uppercut but Carlito with a kick to the chest for a near fall. Carlito with shoulders to the midsection and Primo is tagged in and Carlito sends his brother into the midsection. Primo with a near fall and then he puts Morrison in a reverse chin lock. Morrison with punches and an Irish whip but Primo with an elbow followed by a rana for a near fall.

Carlito tags back in and they hit a double back elbow and Primo hits a leg drop before Carlito gets a near fall. Carlito with a reverse chin lock and it is time for the Bellas to come to ringside to cause problems for the participants in the match.

Morrison with an Irish whip but Morrison is sent outside and so is Miz. Carlito with a somersault plancha onto Miz and Morrison as we go to commercial.

We are back and Carlito works over Morrison before tagging Primo back in. Carlito with a single leg trip and Primo with a diving head butt for a near fall. Primo does the Flair flip but he punches Miz off the apron. Primo with a springboard move but Morrison moves. Morrison hits the springboard spin kick and Primo goes to the floor. Miz sends Primo back in and Morrison punches Primo before tagging Miz back in. Primo is thrown onto the top rope and Morrison with a near fall. Miz with crossfaces and an elbow to the top of the head. Miz with a rear chin lock. Miz misses a clothesline and Primo with a near fall after a rollup. Miz hits the running clothesline into the corner and he gets a near fall. Miz with a reverse chin lock. Primo punches Miz and Morrison as he tries to fight out of the corner. Primo bumps into Morrison and knocks Morrison off the apron. Miz and Primo bump heads and they are both down. Carlito and Morrison tag in and Carlito with punches and a back body drop. Carlito with a clothesline and a sit out spinebuster for a near fall. Carlito with the knee lift followed by a drop kick to Miz. Morrison hits Carlito from behind and then Carlito tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Morrison with a knee for a near fall. Primo is with the referee and he misses Miz dropping Carlito on the top rope. Primo with a plancha onto Miz. Morrison tries for Moonlight Drive, but Carlito counters and hits the lungblower for the three count.Winners: Primo and Carlito

The Bellas and Colons meet on the floor outside the ring and they leave together.

Jim Ross and Tazz talk about the Hall of Fame Ceremony. Did you know that Ricky Steamboat was being inducted?

We go to commercial.

We are back and Jim Ross and Tazz talk about what happened on Raw and we go to a video recap.

We have the WWE Rewind: Vladimir Kozlov attacking Shawn Michaels after Shawn defeated Bradshaw.

Match Number Two: Vladimir Kozlov versus Undertaker
They lock up and Kozlov with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Kozlov raises his arms in victory over knocking Taker down. They lock up again and Kozlov with another side head lock. Kozlov with another shoulder tackle and Kozlov acts like he won the Super Bowl. Kozlov charges at Taker and Taker with a big boot and Kozlov goes down like a sack of potatoes. Taker misses an elbow drop and then Kozlov clotheslines Taker over the top rope to the floor and Taker lands on his feet. We go to commercial.

We are back and Taker with the leg drop on the apron. We see footage during the commercial when both men were trying to gain control of the match. We are back to live action and Taker charges into a shoulder from Kozlov but Taker with a clothesline for a near fall. Kozlov with head butts to the chest after escaping the Devil’s Gate set up. Kozlov with a clothesline and kick followed by punches. Kozlov with knees to Taker’s midsection followed by shoulders in the corner. Taker punches Kozlov followed by an Irish whip but Kozlov with a clothesline for a near fall. Kozlov with a reverse chin lock. Taker with a Saito suplex to get out of the hold. Kozlov and Taker exchange punches. Taker hits a desperation DDT and both men are down and Taker gets a near fall. Taker with a running McCool splash into the corner and he hits a second one. Taker with an Irish whip and snake eyes followed by a big boot and leg drop for a two count. Taker sets for the choke slam but Kozlov with a head butt. Taker with a kick as he comes off the ropes for a near fall. Taker goes to the turnbuckles for Old School but Kozlov with a power slam to counter and Kozlov with the three count.
Winner: Vladimir Kozlov

We are back with more Diva photo facts.

Match Number Three?: Matt Hardy versus Jeff Hardy
Jeff is not dressed to wrestle tonight as he takes his time to enter the ring. Jeff has a mic and he tells Matt that Matt has always been there for him and they have helped each other out. Jeff says that he has done nothing to deserve this. He says that he is not going to fight Matt tonight and not ever. Whether Matt likes it or not, Matt is his brother.

Matt tells Jeff that he is not his brother. Matt tells Jeff that it is not that simple to get over things. Matt says that Jeff is used to everything being about him and everything revolving around him, but it is not about Jeff. Matt says that this is about him. Matt says that it is about his needs and what he needs to say. Everyone makes him physically sick when they cheer for Jeff. He has had to swallow the fact that his career has been mediocre while Jeff’s has skyrocketed to the top. Matt says that they both know that he is the more talented Hardy. Matt says that he blames Jeff for all of this, and he also blames everyone who believes Jeff’s hype.

Matt tells Jeff to fight him. Jeff refuses to do it even though Matt slaps him and calls him a coward. Matt with a back handed slap and Jeff goes down to a knee. Jeff leaves the ring without saying a word.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a video package for Wrestlemanias IV and V when Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan were BFFs until Hogan got too close to Elizabeth and Savage would have nothing to do with Hogan. We saw Vintage Hulk Hogan as he defied the odds to kick out of a move that was never kicked out of before to win the WWF Title.

Montel Vontavious Porter has joined Jim Ross and Tazz at the announce table for the next match.

Match Number Three Redux: Shelton Benjamin versus Chavo Guerrero
They lock up and Benjamin with punches and kicks in the corner followed by a short arm clothesline. Benjamin continues the attack on Chavo and then he sees Porter sitting at the announce table. Shelton returns to the attack and he takes too long when he sets for the Stinger Splash and then Chavo hits two of the Three Amigos but Shelton counters the third. Chavo hits a tilt-a-whirl head scissors and Chavo goes up top. Chavo takes too long and that allows Shelton to leap to the top turnbuckle and hit a superplex. Chavo goes to the floor and Shelton goes out after him.

They are by the announce table and Porter gets up and he stares down Porter. Benjamin picks up Chavo for a power bomb but he tosses Chavo into Porter. Chavo with a rollup out of nowhere for the three count.
Winner: Chavo Guerrero

After the match, Porter comes into the ring and he waits for Benjamin and hits the Drive By on Benjamin while Shelton was yelling at Chavo.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at the prequel to Orange Sash, 12 Rounds.

Before the main event starts, we see Edge and Vickie Guerrero watching from Vickie’s office.

Match Number Four: John Cena versus Big Show
The match starts with Cena circling Show avoiding punches by Show. Cena with a punch after avoiding a punch from Show. Show backs Cena into the corner and he punches Cena, sending him to the mat. Show with a head butt and then he follows that up with a punch while we see Edge and Vickie watching. Show with the shhhh chop but Cena moves out of the way and Cena is pushed away by Show but Cena persists and he connects with a series of punches and he tries for a shoulder tackle but Show barely moves. Cena tries for another and Show sends him down to the mat. Show with another head butt that staggers Cena and another one sends Cena to the mat. Cena with an elbow and punches but Show picks up Cena for a side slam. Show uses the ropes to help him choke Cena and then he punches Cena in the abdomen. Cena tries to pick up Show for an Attitude Adjustment but Show does not budge. Show taunts Cena by telling him to go back to Raw.

Show with another head butt and Cena falls into the corner. Show chokes Cena in the corner. Show with a hard Irish whip and he follows it up with another one as he continues to wear down Cena. Cena tries for a choke on Show after climbing on Show’s back. Show falls to one knee as Cena continues with the choke but Show with a desperation side slam and both men are down as we go to commercial.

We are back and Show with a suplex to Cena and John rolls to the apron. Show with a running shoulder block that knocks Cena off the apron and into the announce table. Show wants to send Cena into the post but Cena is the one to use the post to his advantage. Cena tries for the bulldog but Show tosses Cena around like a rag doll and Cena goes to the floor again. Show tries to bring Cena back into the ring but Cena drops Show’s throat across the top rope. Show with a clothesline to Cena when John returns to the ring and Show gets a two count. Show sends Cena into the turnbuckles and focuses on the shoulder. Show uses the ropes as well as he works on the shoulder and then he head butts the shoulder followed by an elbow and a nerve hold. Cena is able to get Show to release the hold but Show with a punch to the ribs. Show misses a punch and Cena with a punch and he tries to slam Show but he cannot hold Show up and Show with a near fall. Show pulls Cena near the corner and it is time for the Vader Elbow Drop but Cena moves. Cena goes up top and hits the leg drop and Superman has returned.

Cena sets for the five knuckle shuffle and he hits it. Cena tries to get Show up for the Attitude Adjustment but Show with a forearm to the back. Show gets Cena up for an apparent power bomb but he sends Cena face first into the mat. Show sets for the choke slam but Cena escapes and hits the Attitude Adjuster. Both men are down and Edge comes to the ring and slides through the ring. Cena sees Edge and that allows Show to punch Cena in the head. Show with a choke slam for the three count.
Winner: Big Show

After the match, Edge comes into the ring and he stands over Cena and tells Cena that this is his show and the title is his.

2011 - WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper was cast to provide the voice of bounty hunter Bolphunga in the DC Comics animated film "Green Lantern - Emerald Knights".  The film was released in June 2011.

2012 - WHAS TV in Louisville, Kentucky reported that 23 year old John "J-Milz" Miller filed a lawsuit against Clinton "Guido Andretti" Woosley, for causing the loss of Miller's testicle via surgery after a legitimate kick to the nads during a pro wrestling bout.  According to the story, Woosley legitimately kicked Miller during a bout after he "went off script", upset over being booked to lose.  Miller, who had no health insurance, is left with $20,000 in medical costs.  The incident took place in June 2011 at a Coliseum Championship Wrestling.

2012 - WWE broadcast Raw.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

This week’s show starts off with last week’s comments by John Cena about Dwayne.

We are live from Portland, Oregon and your announcers are Jerry ‘The Scorpion King’ Lawler and Michael ‘The Tooth Fairy’ Cole.

We go to footage from last week when we saw CM Punk and Daniel Bryan win one and a half falls thanks to the battling bickersons known as Teddy Long and John Laurinaitis.

Before we get our rematch, Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring and he has something to say. Jericho wonders if Punk is looking for someone else. He says that Punk has a big match but he has something more important to say. He says that Punk is an amazing performer but he is not as good as Jericho. He is not the best in the world at everything he does and Punk knows it. Jericho says that he never had to call himself the best in the world because the people said it for him. He never had to write it on the back of a t-shirt. It is because he is part of a special breed of performers. He is part of a literal dying breed of performers who traveled the world to hone their craft before coming to the WWE. A breed that cared more about having the best match on the show instead of politics. He is part of a breed that was given nothing and took everything. He got a chip on his shoulder and a bad reputation because of that. He did not care because he knew that he was the best.

Now Punk is a maverick and rebel who went against the grain and became more than what anyone thought he would. That is because Punk wants to be like him. He says that Punk is a Chris Jericho wannabe. He says that Punk plagiarized him.

Punk says that he thinks that everyone is sick of listening to him. Punk says that he knows how good Chris is and the fans know how good he is. Punk says that he has never plagiarized anything in his life. He fought for everything he earned. Punk says that there is a guy he remembered watching when he was younger, and Jericho probably watched him too. Bret Hart said that he was the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be. Punk wonders if Jericho invented Canadians or Canada.

Jericho says that it oh so typical with the smarmy and sarcastic behavior. Jericho tells Punk that he has to take him seriously because it is a whole different level than before. Jericho says that it is not a gimmick. He has proven it for the last 22 years.

He says that he has faced every legend, Hall of Famer, and future Hall of Famers. He has had classic matches that will be legendary after they are both gone. Jericho says that he is proving that standing in front of them is the best in the world at everything he does.

Punk says that Jericho keep saying that and he sees Jericho’s inflection and body language show inferiority. Is Jericho trying to prove to the fans or to Punk that he is the best or is Jericho trying to prove it to himself. Punk says that Jericho’s confidence is replaced by jealousy. Punk is someone who came from the same background, but Punk has passed him.

Jericho may have beaten Rock and Stone Cold in the same night to become the WWE Champion, but he was never the man. He says that Jericho has a Napoleon complex and the blame is solely on Jericho. Punk says that he is the best wrestler in the World. Punk says that this is how he was born and this is what he does. Jericho chooses to leave, write books, host radio shows, be on game shows and become a rock star. Punk is swimming with sharks while Jericho is Dancing with Stars.

Jericho says that when he was Dancing with Stars and killing it on the Tonight Show, there was only one thing he could think of was CM Punk ripping him off every night. Jericho says that all of those January 2nd vignettes, the verbiage, and the blinking jacket is window dressing. He came back for only one reason. To embarrass Punk on the biggest stage and win the WWE Title at Wrestlemania to show that he is the best in the world at what he does.

Punk says that was all that Jericho had to say. He didn’t have to jump him. He only had to make the challenge for Wrestlemania. This is the time that people point at the sign. Punk will point to his belt. He does not need Chris Brown and Jericho doesn’t need Mickey Rourke. Punk does not need something to spell out how awesome he is. Punk says that he also doesn’t need a lite brite jacket to show who is the best. Punk says that they could have the greatest wrestling match in history. After Jericho sees Punk celebrating with the title, it will not be the end of THE world. It will just be the end of Jericho’s.

 

Match Number One: CM Punk versus Daniel Bryan with AJ Lee in a Champion versus Champion Match

 

Bryan attacks Punk from behind while Laurinaitis distracts Punk. Punk punches back and he sends Bryan to the floor and then Punk with a forearm to Bryan to knock him off the apron and the match will start when we return from commercial.

The match is joined in progress and Punk with kicks but Bryan responds with kicks of his own. Punk with chops to Bryan followed by an Irish whip but Bryan flips over. Punk with an elbow and Punk hits a springboard cross body for a near fall.

We cut to the fifty five people at the announce table instead of what is going on in the ring.

Punk works on the arm but Bryan backs Punk into the corner. Bryan with a European uppercut and then he drops a knee to the head and then Bryan works on the fingers. Bryan with kicks to the back but Punk with kicks of his own. Punk with a snap mare and kick to the back followed by knees to the back before getting a near fall.

Punk with a forearm to Bryan against the ropes. Bryan misses a kick when Punk holds on to the ropes. Bryan charges and Punk with a back body drop that sends Bryan to the floor. Bryan pulls AJ over to check on him and that prevents Punk from diving to the floor. Bryan with a leg sweep to Punk from the apron and then Bryan sends Punk into the ring steps.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Bryan with an abdominal stretch on Punk. We see footage of a superplex by Bryan and a repeat of what happened at the end of the match on Tuesday.

Punk escapes the hold, apparently and Bryan misses a drop kick into the turnbuckles and hits the mat. Punk with kicks to the leg followed by a leg lariat and clothesline followed by a swinging neck breaker. Punk with a running knee into the corner followed by the bulldog attempt but Bryan escapes. Bryan misses a kick. Punk with a slam and then he goes up top for the elbow drop and he hits it.

Punk is unable to make the cover due to the damage done by Bryan during the match. Punk signals for the Go To Sleep and David Otunga must have thought there was some coffee in the ring. Punk takes care of Otunga and Bryan tries for the LeBell Lock. Punk rolls through.

Meanwhile, in superfluous action, Otunga gets back on the apron and Santino with a Cobra to Otunga. Laurinaitis takes Santino off the apron. Bryan tries to leave the ring while Teddy and Johnny argue. Sheamus sends Bryan back into the ring and Punk hits Go To Sleep but Laurinaitis stops the match.

 

Winner: No One

 

Teddy Long pushes Laurinaitis down and we are going to have a pier six brawl between Laurinaitis and Long.

Punk holds up the title belt on the stage and he is attacked from behind by Jericho, who remembered to take off the lite brite jacket. Jericho slams Punk on the stage. Jericho applies the Old School Liontamer on Punk while referees come out to wave their hands at Jericho to stop.

Jericho raises the title belt over his head.

We are back and let us take a look back at what Chris Jericho did to CM Punk after the ‘match’ ended.

Josh Mathews is reporting outside the Trainer’s Room and he says that Punk is hurting, but he is more angry than hurt.

Cole and Lawler debate what Jericho did.

We go to a video package from last year’s match between the last vestiges of what wrestling was (in the minds of the participants in the match between Triple H and Undertaker). We get comments from Big Show, Steve Austin, CM Punk, Edge, Pat Patterson, and more.

We go to commercial.

 

 

Match Number Two: Kelly Kelly versus Nikki Bella with Brie Bella

 

Kelly with a Thesz Press and then they roll around the ring. Nikki sends Kelly to the mat and then sends Kelly face first into the mat and gets a near fall. Nikki with a knee drop and gets a near fall. Kelly with a drop toe hold into the turnbuckles followed by the screaming head scissors. Kelly with a forearm and a face plant. Brie gets on the apron and Kelly with a drop kick that sends Brie to the floor. Nikki with a rollup but Kelly rolls through and gets the three count with a bridge.

 

Winner: Kelly Kelly

 

We are told that we get a tag match from four Smackdown wrestlers because there isn’t a show where they can wrestle each week.

We go to commercial.

We are back and before our next match, Miz has something to say. Miz says that he worked too hard to be treated like this. In the past year, no one has worked harder than him, not even John Cena. Who does WWE call upon to represent them in all media? Who has to fly 16 hours to Russia to do media? It is him. Yet, his name has yet to be called upon for Wrestlemania.

He says that everyone would love it if he was left off Wrestlemania. Miz throws out a few reallys as he gets closer to the ring. He says that it is a crime and he is going to rectify this. Miz says that he will prove that he is Wrestlemania worthy. Miz says that he will do it by beating the man he beat in the main event of last year’s Wrestlemania. He reminds us who he is and that he is awesome.

 

Match Number Three: John Cena versus Miz in a Wrestlemania 27 rematch, without Dwayne

 

They lock up and Cena with a side head lock and hip toss followed by a punch. Cena with an Irish whip and suplex. Cena with a knee to the head and then he hits a back elbow. Cena gets Miz up for the Attitude Adjustment but Miz avoids it and hits the Reality Check and gets a near fall.

Miz kicks Cena and hits a running knee lift for a near fall. Miz chokes Cena in the ropes. Cena with a back body drop followed by an Irish whip and splash into the corner followed by a clothesline. Miz avoids a suplex and hits a DDT for a near fall. Miz sets for the Awesome clothesline but Cena takes a while to get up but Miz hits it.

Miz goes up top but Cena avoids him and then Cena with the two flying shoulder tackles followed by the Blue Thunder Bomb. Cena with the five knuckle shuffle followed by the Attitude Adjustment and STF. Miz taps out.

 

Winner: John Cena

 

Cena gets on the turnbuckles and we see Dwayne bouncing around in the locker room. Dwayne looks at the camera and mocks Cena. Cena kicks some proverbial dirt on Miz as he leaves the ring.

We go to commercial.

 

Match Number Four: Epico and Primo with Rosa Mendes versus R Truth and Kofi Kingston versus Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger with Vickie Guerrero in a Triple Threat Tag Title Match

 

Dolph Primo and Kofi start things off and Dolph goes to the floor. Primo with a side head lock on Kofi followed by a shoulder tackle. Kofi with a flying back elbow and then he tosses Dolph into the air. Kofi with a monkey flip to Primo and then he gives one to Ziggler and tags in Truth. Primo breaks up the cover and then Primo hits Ziggler followed by a drop kick from Truth. Truth with a leg lariat and Swagger comes in with a flying shoulder tackle. Swagger and Kofi go over the top rope to the floor and there is pandemonium as we go to commercial.

We are back and Truth with a sunset flip to Primo but Swagger breaks it up. Swagger punches Truth and then Ziggler chokes him. Primo with a near fall on Truth and Swagger breaks it up. Swagger and Primo push each other and Primo with a forearm to Truth. Ziggler tags in and he hits a drop kick on Truth and Primo with the cover when Ziggler gets too creative with his post move flourish. Truth punches Ziggler and kicks Primo.

Primo with a kick to Truth but Truth with a DDT and neck breaker to Primo and Ziggler. All three men are down and Swagger and Epico tag in and Swagger and Epico fight, allowing Kofi to tag in and he hits a springboard clothesline followed by drop kicks to both men. Kofi with the pendulum kick to Swagger and then he goes up top for a cross body for a near fall that is broken up by Epico. Kofi slams Epico onto Swagger’s back and he hits a Boom drop on Epico and it catches Swagger too.

Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise but Ziggler with a Zig Zag. Truth takes care of Ziggler and Swagger gets a near fall. Swagger with an ankle lock on Epico but Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise. Primo with the lungblower to Kofi and Epico gets the three count.

 

Winners: Epico and Primo

The lights go out and we have pyro (because the Daytona 500 cannot be exclusive for things catching on fire). Kane with a kick to Primo followed by choke slams to Ziggler and Epico. Truth punches Kane but Kane grabs Truth and choke slams him.

John and David are in the office and they talk about the Academy Awards. John tells Teddy Long to get out of his office. Teddy has something to tell to John. Teddy says that there is a rumor that John won’t be in charge of Raw next week. John fires Teddy as General Manager of Smackdown. Teddy calls John a horse’s ass.

Guess what the crowd chants as we go to commercial.

We are back with a look back at what happened to Eve Torres over the last few weeks.

Eve Torres makes her way to the ring with way too upbeat music for someone as evil as Eve. Eve says that if you want to judge her, go right ahead. She says that she is a woman living in a man’s world. She may use men, but there is no man who wouldn’t love to be used by a woman like her. She can’t help that men fall in love with her or are so easily seduced by her. She does not ask for this. Men crumble at her feet like little puppies seeking her affection. Eve says that you should blame her for her natural strengths. Men should blame themselves for their weaknesses.

Eve blows a kiss and then leaves the ring.

Eve walks in the back and Kelly Kelly wants to know what happened. Eve laughs at Kelly’s sincerity and walks away. Alicia Fox enters and looks down on Kelly.

Sheamus and Big Show walk in the back as we go to commercial and it includes the trailer for Bending the Rules.

Before our next match, we hear from Cody Rhodes that a man who Big Show knows well will be fighting on May 5th against Miguel Cotto. We see footage from Big Show’s history with Floyd Mayweather.

 

Match Number Five: Sheamus and Big Show versus Mark Henry and Cody Rhodes in a Why can’t this match be on Smackdown where these four men wrestle regularly Match

 

Cody and Show start off but Cody tags in Henry. Show kicks Henry as he enters the ring. Show with a spear and then he goes after Cody. Cody runs away from Show and Henry is down. Sheamus tags in and hits the Brogue Kick for the three count.

 

Winners: Sheamus and Big Show

 

We are told about how there will be a major announcement about the general managers on Tuesday at 10 AM.

It is time for the Dwayne/Cena segment that aired at the start of the show.

We go to commercial.

We are back and before we get to Dwayne, Shawn Michaels will be on Raw next week.

Rock shows the goosebumps on his arm and he says that this is real. He says that this feels so damn good. Dwayne asks for some water while the crowd chants ‘boots to asses’. Dwayne says that we will get into some chants.

He says that this might come as a shock to a lot of people. He says that he is not here every single week. He was here every single week for years and years because it was his job. He says that he was born and created in the WWE. He says that he knows that if it weren’t for the WWE and the fans, The Rock would never exist. When he came back and he said that he was back and he was never going away, he meant it.

Did it mean that he was going to be at every Raw, Smackdown, and live event. It wasn’t what he meant. If someone in the back wants to take it literally, they can. Unlike this person, he respect that person. The fans chant Fruity Pebbles.

He respects the audience’s intelligence because they know he was raised in this business and his heart and soul is in this business. Dwayne says that he is in this ring because he loves the WWE. He will always be part of the WWE and the WWE will always be a part of him.

He used to think that John Cena was a phony. For years, he thought that the guy who graduated from private school was the Doctor of Thuganomics. John is not a phony. He is that guy. That guy who came out last week and ran him down, even though Dwayne wasn’t in the building.

Dwayne reminds John that he has his cell phone number. Dwayne says that he doesn’t want to talk to John Cena on the cell phone or in the back. He would rather slap his lying face with a piece of Kung Pao Chicken.

He says that John is not a phony. He does not think that John is a bad guy. He is a Kung Pao Bitch. Guess what the crowd is chanting, though not in unison.

Dwayne says that John said something last week that resonated with him. John says that he is going to fight for everyone in the back who wants to be a professional wrestler. Dwayne says that he grew up as a professional wrestler and he was told that no one fights for him. That is how you learn and get better. When he was climbing the ladder nobody was fighting for him. Steve Austin was not fighting for him when people were booing him. People were not fighting for Mick Foley, Triple H, or Randy Savage. Did anyone fight for Roddy Piper? No one had to fight for them because they were men.

If John wants to fight for the people in the back, he can do it because Dwayne says that he fights for the people in the crowd. He fights for the people who are sick and tired of a Kung Pao Bitch being thrown down their throat every night.

Dwayne tells everyone that Kung Pao Bitch is trending worldwide. The people are tired of him every single night. They are not tired of being entertained. That is what Dwayne loves to do and entertain. He lives to entertain. Every time they get together, they innovate and break new ground. They trail blaze. Rock says that when he called Cena a Fruity Pebble, people chanted it and Cena’s face was on a box of cereal.

Dwayne says that when he came back mentioned ‘lady parts’ people chanted it and it trended world wide. Rock wants the crowd to chant ‘lady parts’ and guess what they do.

Dwayne says that they entertain and innovate. The most innovative thing that Cena did was change from jean shorts to camo shorts. Rock says that it worked because we cannot find his balls anywhere. Dwayne talks about other things that are trending and the crowd chants what Dwayne wants.

John Cena’s music plays and he comes out to the ring. John says that this was too much fun so he was not going to miss this. Cena is impressed with the way that Dwayne referred to him as Kung Pao Chicken. He says that this is perfect Dwayne because he has the millions in the palm of his hands. He says that he is not here to hang from the People’s Strudel.

John admits that he is the guy who runs Dwayne down when he is not here. He is also the guy who runs down Dwayne when he is here. John says that he loved the Rock . . . until he met Dwayne Johnson. Dwayne is a self-centered, egotistical, see through, son of a bitch who wouldn’t care if this company closed its doors tomorrow. Cena says that he doesn’t need the notes for his promo on his wrist.

At Wrestlemania, he will be eyeing Dwayne Johnson and he does not like Dwayne. He will see a man who is afraid. He might be facing a guy who doesn’t have any balls, but he will beat the hell out of him.

Cena leaves the ring and tells Dwayne to ‘continue trending’.

Dwayne says that it is like John to come out and run his mouth and leave before he can slap his face. Dwayne tells John that him and the Rock is the same person. Dwayne says that John runs his mouth by being tough but he is not tough. Dwayne says that the only thing that matters is that at the biggest match in the history of Wrestlemania, he will kick Cena’s ass. It is time to smell what Rock is cooking.