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1944 - Jos LeDuc is born in Montreal, Quebec.
1945 - Ted Cox defeats Buddy Rogers for the Texas Heavyweight Title in Houston, Texas.
1947 - Animal Hamaguchi is born in Shimane, Japan.
1950 - Don Eagle defeats Gorgeous George in Columbus, Ohio to win the Ohio AWA World Heavyweight Title, to begin his second reign.
1951 - Art Neilson and Jack Steel defeat Farmer Jones and Al Massey to win the Georgia NWA Southern Tag Team Title in Atlanta, Georgia.
1954 - Águila Solitaria is born in Tulancingo, Mexico.
1954 - Al and Tiny Mills defeat George and Sandy Scott for the Calgary NWA Canadian Tag Team Title in Edmonton, Alberta, ending the Scotts' second reign.
1965 - Don Carson defeats Ken Lucas to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title in Pensacola, Florida, ending Lucas' second reign.
1967 - Len Rossi defeats The Great Yamaha (Kantaro Hoshino) for the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to begin his fifth reign.
1968 - Verne Gagne defeats Dr. X (Dick Beyer) to win the AWA World Heavyweight Title in Bloomington, Minnesota, to begin Gagne's ninth reign.
1968 - José Lothario and Joe Scarpa (Chief Jay Strongbow) defeat Boris Malenko and Johnny Valentine to win the Florida NWA Southern Tag Team Title in Tampa, Florida. This began Lothario and Scarpa's second reign.
1972 - Art Neilson and Johnny Weaver defeat Brute Bernard and Larry Hamilton for the NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Title in Greensboro, North Carolina.
1972 - Gorgeous George, Jr. wins a battle royal in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to win the vacant NWA Mississippi Heavyweight Title.
1973 - Mr. Wrestling II defeats Bill Watts for the vacant NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title in Atlanta, Georgia. Fred Blassie was the referee for the match. The title had been stripped from Watts two weeks earlier after he purposely got disqualified in a match against Wrestling II.
1974 - Manny Soto defeats Mr. California (Salvador Lothario) for the NWA Beat the Champ Television Title in Hollywood, California. At the same event, Butcher Brannigan and Man Mountain Mike defeat Angel Blanco and Dr. Wagner to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Title.
1974 - Chris Gallagher and Don Kent defeat Ricky Gibson and Steve Kovacs to win the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Title in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to begin their second reign.
1975 - SUWA is born in Kawanabe, Japan.
1977 - Jeff Hardy is born in Cameron, North Carolina.
1977 - Jane O'Brien defeats Maki Ueda to become the first Hawaiian Pacific Champion. This title later became known as the All Pacific Title.
1978 - Doug Gilbert defeats Bob Sweetan for the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title in Kansas City, Kansas, ending Sweetan's second reign.
1979 - Mickie James is born in Montpelier, Virginia.
1979 - Ole Anderson and Ivan Koloff win their fifth NWA Georgia Tag Team Title in Atlanta, Georgia, by ending the second reign of Stan Hansen and Tommy Rich.
1981 - Eddie Gilbert and Ricky Morton defeated Mr. (Masa) Fuchi and Mr. (Atsushi) Onita in Memphis, Tennessee to win the AWA Southern Tag Team Title, ending Fuchi and Onita's third reign.
1983 - Junbo Tsuruta defeats Bruiser Brody for the NWA International Heavyweight Title in Tokyo, Japan, ending Brody's second reign.
1985 - AJPW held an event at Ryōgoku Kokugikan (Sumo Hall) in Tokyo, Japan. The main event featured seven title belts between the participants, though only one of the five titles held by them was at stake. The results were:
- Yoshihiro Momota defeated Shinji Sasazaki.
- Norio Honaga defeated Mitsuo Momota.
- Tarzan Goto and Toshiaki Kawada fought Shinichi Nakano and Fumihiro Niikura to a time-limit draw.
- Mighty Inoue and Great Kojika defeated Tim Horner defeated Marty Jannetty.
- Tor Kamata defeated Motoshi Okuma.
- Animal Hamaguchi, Masanobu Kurisu and Isamu Teranishi defeated Rusher Kimura, Masahiko Takasugi and Goro Tsurumi.
- Killer Khan defeated Ashura Hara by disqualification.
- Tiger Mask (Mistuharu Misawa) defeated NWA International Junior Heavyweight Champion Kuniaki Kobayashi to win the title. He was the last champion as the title was retired in 1986.
- Killer Tim Brooks and Tiger Jeet Singh defeated Giant Baba and Takashi Ishikawa.
- The Great Kabuki defeated Haru Sonada.
- PWF World Tag Team Champions Ted DiBiase and PWF Heavyweight Champion Stan Hansen defeated NWA International Tag Team Champions - NWA United National Heavyweight Champion Genichiro Tenryu and NWA International Heavyweight Champion Jumbo Tsuruta to retain the title.
1986 - Eddie Gilbert and Sting defeat The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers) for the UWF World Tag Team Title in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to begin their second reign. The title had been held up after a match between the two teams on August 17.
1987 - AJPW held an event at Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The results were:
- Masanobu Kurisu defeated Yoshinari Ogawa.
- Haruka Eigen and Isamu Teranishi defeated Gene Ligon and Nelson Royal, when Teranishi pinned Royal.
- Joel Deaton and Isao Takagi fought to a double-countout.
- Rusher Kimura and Goro Tsurumi defeated Motoshi Okuma and AJPW All Asia Tag Team Champion Mighty Inoue, when Tsurumi pinned Okuma.
- Nick Bockwinkel, Austin Idol and Dick Slater defeated Masanobu Fuchi, Samson Fuyuki and Akio Sato, when Idol made Sato submit.
- Ashura Hara and Toshiaki Kawada defeated The Great Kabuki and Haru Sonada, when Hara pinned Sonada.
- Giant Baba and Tiger Mask (Mitsuharu Misawa) defeated Hiroshi Wajima and AJPW All Asia Tag Team Champion Takashi Ishikawa, when Baba pinned Ishikawa.
- PWF Heavyweight Champion Stan Hansen defeated Yoshiaki Yatsu by disqualification to retain the title.
- NWA United National Heavyweight Champion Genichiro Tenryu defeated NWA International Heavyweight Champion Jumbo Tsuruta by countout.
1987 - Jerry Lawler defeated Don Bass in a Hair vs. Title Steel Cage match for the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee, ending Bass' second reign and beginning Lawler's 50th. At the same show, Bill Dundee defeated George Barnes to win the CWA International Heavyweight Title.
1990 - Steve Gatorwolf defeats The Japan Bomber (Riki Ataki) to win the American Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Title in Holbrook, Arizona.
1991 - FMW held an event at Koen Park Gym in Chiba, Japan. The results:
- Yukihido Ueno besiegt Eiji Ezaki.
- Megumi Kudo besiegt Yukie Nabeno.
- Yoshika Maedomari, WWA World Women's Champion Combat Toyoda and Erika Tsuchiya defeated Keiko Iwami, Rie Nakamura and Miwa Sato.
- Billy Mack defeated Masashi Honda.
- Ricky Fuji and Turtle Mask defeated Battle Ranger and Amigo Ultra.
- Gregory Veritchev defeated The Shooter.
- Katsuji Ueda defeated AWA World Light Heavyweight Champion Mark Starr to win the title, beginning his second reign.
- Sambo Asako, Jimmy Backlund and WWA Martial Arts Heavyweight Champion Atsushi Onita defeated Horace Boulder, Tarzan Goto and The Gladiator in an Elimination match.
1991 - Kyoko Inoue defeats Debbie Malenko for the vacant IWA World Women's Title in Mita, Japan.
1992 - The WWF's fifth-annual "SummerSlam" airs on pay-per-view. The event took place two nights earlier in London, England at Wembley Stadium before 80,355 fans, and got a 1.5 buyrate. The results were:
- Jim Duggan and The Bushwhackers (Butch and Luke) defeated The Mountie and The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) (with Jimmy Hart), when Duggan pinned The Mountie after Sags accidentally hit an elbow drop on him.
- Papa Shango pinned Tito Santana after a shoulderbreaker.
- Tatanka pinned The Berzerker (with Mr. Fuji) after a Samoan drop.
- The Legion of Doom (Animal and Hawk) defeated Money, Inc. (Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Schyster (with Jimmy Hart)), when Animal pinned DiBiase after a powerslam, after DiBiase ran into Schyster on the apron.
- Nailz defeated Virgil by TKO when Virgil passed out from a sleeperhold.
- Rick Martel and Shawn Michaels (with Sensational Sherri) fought to a double-countout. Due to pre-match stipulations made by Sherri, neither man was to hit the other in the face. Sherri got on the apron during the match, and fainted. Martel and Michaels both went to check on Sherri, but ended up getting in a fight over who should check on her, resulting in the double-countout.
- WWF Tag Team Champions The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) defeated The Beverly Brothers (Beau and Blake (with The Genius)) to retain the title.
- Crush defeated Repo Man by submission with the Cranium Crush.
- The Ultimate Warrior defeated WWF Champion Randy Savage by countout, due to interference from Ric Flair and Mr. Perfect.
- The Undertaker (with Paul Bearer) defeated Kamala (with Harvey Wippleman and Kim Chee) by disqualification after Kim Chee hit Undertaker with his helmet.
- The British Bulldog (with BBBofC, Commonwealth and EBU Heavyweight boxing Champion Lennox Lewis) pinned WWF Intercontinental Champion Bret Hart by countering a sunset flip attempt with a roll-up, to win the title. This ended Hart's second reign.
1992 - The USWA held an event at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee. The results:
- Doug Gilbert and The Russian Unified Team defeated Eric Embry, Tony Falk and The Hornet.
- USWA Women's Champion Miss Texas defeated Lauren Davenport to retain the title.
- The Star Chaser (Paul Diamond) defeated Barry Horowitz.
- "GWF Light Heavyweight Champion" Danny Davis defeated Brickhouse Brown by disqualification to retain the title. Davis was not the actual champion, he brought the title with him after leaving the GWF in April. The actual GWF Light Heavyweight Champion at the time was Alex Porteau.
- USWA Texas Heavyweight Champion Brian Christopher defeated Tom Prichard to retain the title.
- The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton) defeated Doug Gilbert and USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion Eddie Gilbert.
- USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion Eddie Gilbert defeated The Dirty White Boy to retain the title.
- USWA Tag Team Champions Jeff Jarrett and Jerry Lawler defeated The Orient Express (Kato and Tanaka) to retain the title.
- Bill Dundee defeated Tommy Rich by disqualification in a Steel Cage match.
1993 - Crypt Keeper (José Estrada, Jr.) defeats Crash the Terminator (Bill DeMott) in Akita, Japan for the W*ING World Heavyweight Title.
1996 - Jamie Dundee defeats Wolfie D to win the USWA Television Title in Memphis, Tennessee. Dundee was the last to hold the title before the USWA closed in November 1997.
1997 - Kensuke Sasaki defeas Shinya Hashimoto for the IWGP Heavyweight Title in Yokohama, Japan, ending Hashimoto's third reign.
1997 - Hayabusa, Kouji Nakagawa and Masato Tanaka defeat Mr. Gannosuke, The Gladiator and Hisakatsu Ooya in Yokohama, Japan for the FMW World Street Fight Six-Man Tag Team Title.
1997 - PG-13 (JC Ice and Wolfie D) defeat Steven Dunn and Flash Flanagan for the USWA Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee. This began their 15th reign, and they were the last champions before the USWA closed.
1998 - WCW held its 155th episode of "Monday Nitro" live from the Miami Arena in Miami, Florida. The show ran unopposed in the ratings, as USA's U.S. Open tennis coverage kept "WWF RAW is WAR" off the air again. The show was taped this night, but would air as "RAW Saturday Night" on September 5. "Nitro" got a 6.04 rating (hours of 5.10, 6.62 and 6.41). The results were:
- Wrath pinned Jim Powers after the Meltdown.
- Scott Norton (with Vincent) pinned Norman Smiley after a powerbomb.
- Brian Adams (with Vincent) pinned Eddie Guerrero.
- Ernest Miller pinned Riggs after a kick.
- Konnan defeated Marty Jannetty by submission with the Tequila Sunrise.
- Lodi and Saturn (with Kanyon and Raven) defeated High Voltage (Kaos and Rage), when Lodi pinned Rage after a Spicolli driver from Saturn.
- WCW Cruiserweight Champion Juventud Guerrera pinned Evan Karagias after a Juvi Driver to retain the title.
- WCW World Television Champion Chris Jericho defeated Disco Inferno by submission with the Liontamer to retain the title.
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg pinned Al Greene after the Jackhammer to retain the title.
- Lex Luger and Sting defeated WCW United States Heavyweight Champion Bret Hart and Hollywood Hulk Hogan (with The Disciple) by countout.
1998 - ARSION held its first Zion Tournament in Osaka, Japan. The results were:
- Ayako Hamada defeated Mari Apache.
- Mikiko Futagami defeated Rie Tamada.
- Michiko Omukai defeated Yumi Fukawa.
- Mariko Yoshida defeated Reggie Bennett.
- Ayako Hamada defeated Mikiko Futagami.
- Mariko Yoshida defeated Michiko Omukai.
- Mariko Yoshida defeated Ayako Hamada to win the Zion Tournament. She was now scheduled to face Candy Okutsu, winner of May 5's ARS Tournament, to determine the first Queen of ARSION Champion on December 18.
2000 - J.W. Idol defeats Awesome Arpin in Pennsboro, West Virginia to win the NWA West Virginia/Ohio Heavyweight Title, to begin Idol's second reign and end Arpin's fourth. At the same show, Viper wins his fourth NWA West Virginia/Ohio Hardcore Title by defeating Mr. Attitude.
2001 - Kayoko Haruyama and Azumi Hyuga defeat Misae Genki and Ran Yu-Yu for the JWP Tag Team Title in Tokyo, Japan.
2002 - AJPW held "Royal Road 30 Giant Battle 3rd" at Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The results were:
- Nobukazu Hirai defeated Ryuji Hijikata.
- Gran Nanaiwa, Mike Rotunda and Johnny Smith defeated Masa Fuchi, Gran Hamada and Kazushi Miyamoto.
- Abdullah the Butcher and Kendo Kashin defeated Yoji Anjo and Mitsuya Nagai, when Abdullah pinned Nagai.
- Dragon Kid, Masaaki Mochizuki and Jimmy Yang defeated Darkness Dragon, Magnum TOKYO and Susumu Yokosuka, when Dragon Kid pinned Yokosuka.
- AJPW Unified World Tag Team Champions Kronik (Brian Adams and Bryan Clark) defeated Yuto Aijima and Tomoaki Honma, when Adams pinned Aijima, to retain the title.
- Mike Barton and Jim Steele defeated Hideki Hosaka and Shigeo Okumura, when Barton pinned Hosaka.
- Satoshi Kojima defeated AJPW All Asia Tag Team Champion Nobutaka Araya.
- Goldberg defeated Taiyo Kea.
- AJPW All Asia Tag Team Champion Arashi, Koki Kitahara, Masao Orihara, AJPW Triple Crown Champion Genichiro Tenryu and Steve Williams defeated Hiroshi Hase, Kaz Hayashi, George Hines, Keiji Muto and Jinsei Shinzaki in an Elimination match. Kitahara made Hayashi submit, Arashi pinned Hines, Shinzaki pinned Orihara, Williams pinned Shinzaki, Hase pinned Kitahara, Tenryu pinned Hase, Muto pinned Arashi and Williams pinned Muto. Tenryu and Williams were the survivors.
2002 - XPW held "Hostile Takeover" at Viking Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The results:
- Psicosis defeated Super Crazy.
- Pogo the Clown and The Sandman fought to a no-contest.
- XPW World Tag Team Champions Mexico's Most Wanted (Damian 666 and Halloween) defeated The New Panthers (K-Malik Shabazz (Ron Killings) and Raphael Muhammed).
- XPW King of the Deathmatches Champion Supreme defeated Angel to retain the title.
- Juventud Guerrera defeated Chris Chetti.
- Vic Grimes defeated Altar Boy Luke and Little Guido in a three-way match.
- XPW Television Champion Kaos defeated Chris Hamrick in a Ladder match to retain the title.
- XPW World Heavyweight Champion Shane Douglas defeated Terry Funk to a no-contest to retain the title.
2002 - CZW held its first "Tournament of Death" at Rack's Bar and Billiards in Dover, Delaware. The results were:
- In a quarterfinal match, Nate Hatred and Zandig fought to a no-contest in a Barbed Wire Boards match.
- In a quarterfinal match, The Messiah defeated Adam Flash.
- The Arsenal and The Green Phantom defeated The Hardcore Ninjaz (#1 and #2).
- In a quarterfinal match, Wifebeater defeated Necro Butcher in a Staplegun Falls Count Anywhere match.
- In a quarterfinal match, Nick Gage defeated Toby Klein in a Barbed Wire Boards and Wooden Strips with Nails match.
- In a quarterfinal match, Nick Mondo defeated Homeless Jimmy in a Weapons match.
- The Backseat Boyz (Trent Acid & Johnny Kashmere) defeated Jon Dahmer & Towel Boy, Sonjay Dutt & Derek Frazier and The New School (Chris Cash & GQ) in a four-way Elimination match. The Backseat Boyz eliminated all three opponents.
- Ruckus defeated Nick Berk and Justice Pain in a three-way match.
- In a semifinal match, Wifebeater defeated Nick Gage in a Panes of Glass match.
- In a semifinal match, Nick Mondo defeated The Messiah in a Fans Bring the Weapons match.
- In the finals, Wifebeater defeated Nick Mondo in a 200 Lighttubes Barbed Wire match to win the Tournament of Death and win the unofficial CZW branch of the BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Title. The title, which was held by Zandig previously, was vacated when BJW and CZW's working relationship ended. The official title's vacancy was not filled until Kintaro Kanemura defeated Shadow WX on March 30, 2003.
2002 - El Dandy defeats Perro Aguayo, Jr. in Reynosa, Mexico to win the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Title.
2002 - Three Future of Wrestling titles change hands in Plantation, Florida. Antonio Banks (MVP) and The Punisher defeated Anthony Michaels and Jeff Roth to win the FOW Tag Team Title, Bruno Sassi ended Billy Fives' fifth FOW Heavyweight Title reign, and David Babylon wins the FOW Light Heavyweight Title from Johnny Vandal, ending Vandal's second reign and beginning Babylon's second reign.
2002 - The Furies defeat Jason Dukes and Skull Crusher for the Mid American Wrestling Tag Team Title in Big Bend, Wisconsin.
2002 - Don Heavy defeats SigMasta Rappo at "On Fire 2" in Oberglatt, Switzerland to win the Swiss Wrestling Federation Powerhouse Title, ending Rappo's third reign.
2002 - Chris Sanders defeats Void in Magee, Mississippi for the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title.
2002 - Andy Douglas and Ricky Santell defeat Dante and Leatherface to win the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Title in Columbia, Tennessee.
2003 - Shinjiro Otani and Masato Tanaka defeat C.W. Anderson and Steve Corino for the NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Title in Gifu, Japan. This began Otani and Tanaka's second reign. At the same event, Wataru Sakata defeats Low Ki to win the ZERO-ONE International Junior Heavyweight Title.
2003 - OZ Academy held its Summer Jumbo Tag Tournament at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
- KAORU and Mayumi Ozaki defeated Takako Inoue and Michiko Omukai.
- Lioness Asuka and Aja Kong defeated Carlos Amano and Mima Shimoda.
- Shinobu Kandori and Eagle Sawai defeated Kyoko Inoue and Devil Masami.
- Dynamite Kansai and Chigusa Nagayo defeated Etsuko Mita and Chikayo Nagashima.
- KAORU and Mayumi Ozaki defeated Dynamite Kansai and Chigusa Nagayo.
- Shinobu Kandori and Eagle Sawai defeated Lioness Asuka and Aja Kong.
- Shinobu Kandori and Eagle Sawai defeated KAORU and Mayumi Ozaki.
2004 - IWA Japan held an six-man tournament in Tokyo, Japan to crown the first IWA World Heavyweight Champion. The results:
- Jim Duggan defeated Bruiser Kong.
- Konga the Barbarian defeated George Hines.
- The Big Bossman defeatedd Freddy Krueger.
- Jim Duggan defeated Konga the Barbarian.
- Jim Duggan defeated The Big Bossman to become the first IWA World Heavyweight Champion.
2004 - Takao Omori and Shinjiro Otani defeat Yoshiaki Fujiwara and Shinya Hashimoto for the NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Title in Morioka, Japan.
2005 - Katsuhiko Nakajima defeats Osamu Namiguchi in Hiroshima, Japan to win the unofficial Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX version of the WWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Title.
2005 - El Zorro defeats Charly Manson in Monterrey, Mexico for the UWA World Light Heavyweight Title, to begin his fourth reign.
2007 - Former three-time NWA World Welterweight Champion, four-time Mexican National Welterweight Champion and Mexican National Middleweight and Tag Team Champion Karloff Lagarde dies after several weeks in poor health following a stroke. He was 79 years old.
2007 - PWG held the first event of its third-annual "Battle of Los Angeles" at the Armory in Burbank, California, featuring the first-half of the first round of the Battle of Los Angeles Tournament. The results were:
- The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) defeated Los Luchas (Phoenix Star and Zokre).
- Joey Ryan defeated Chris Hero.
- Roderick Strong defeated Austin Aries.
- Matt Sydal defeated Jimmy Rave.
- Alex Shelley defeated Tyler Black.
- Claudio Castagnoli defeated Doug Williams.
- Pac defeated Jack Evans.
- PWG World Tag Team Champions El Generico and Kevin Steen defeated Dragon Kid and Susumu Yokosuka to retain the title.
2007 - IWA Mid-South held "Edge of Insanity" at the Don Preston Recreation Center in Midlothian, Illinois. The results were:
- Billy Roc defeated Jaysin Strife.
- IWA Mid-South Women's Champion Mickie Knuckles fought Daizee Haze to a double-pin draw to retain the title.
- A four-way match between Jeff Brooks, Jason Hades, Kid Hybrid and Bryan Skyline ended in a no-contest.
- Joker defeated C.J. Otis to qualify for the 2007 Ted Petty Invitational.
- NWA Midwest X Division Champion Jason Dukes defeated Jimmy Shalwin.
- Jack Thriller defeated Jeff Brooks.
- IWA Mid-South Tag Team Champions The Iron Saints (Sal and Vito Thomaselli) defeated Jason Hades and Ricochet to retain the title.
- Delirious defeated Jimmy Jacobs and Devon Moore in a three-way match.
- The Trailer Park Boyz (Josh Abercrombie and Nate Webb) defeated Milwaukee's Finest (Dysfunction and Silas Young).
- IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Champion Chuck Taylor defeated IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Champion Brandon Thomaselli to leave with both titles.
2007 - Prince Mohmed Ameen defeats Cameron Kraze at the "International Wrestling Classic" in Ormesby, England for the 3 Count Wrestling Young Lions Title.
2007 - Aiger and Sayuri Okino defeat Sachiko Kanari and Sachiko Kanari to win the vacant Ladies' Legend Pro Wrestling Tag Team Title in Tokyo, Japan.
2008 - WWE taped Raw during a Supershow event in St. Louis. Marcellino Guajardo filed the following live report:
*Jimmy Yang pinned Go Shiozaki (with Tony Atlas) with a moonsault.
*Raw opens with a tribute to Killer Kowalski.
*Randy Orton comes out and says CM Punk was wrestling nobodies when he won the World title. Orton says that since he's no longer champion, Raw has become a joke. He ripped on Beth Phoenix and Santino Marella for acting like teenagers. He said CM Punk was a joke and rips on the Tag champs as well. Punk came out and went face to face with Orton. He ripped into Orton, saying Orton had everything handed to him. JBL, Kane and Batista come out. Kane claims he made sure Rey Mysterio wouldn't show tonight. Batista cleaned house. It's going to be a Battle Royal featuring the Scramble contenders later.
*Kofi Kingston defeated Charlie Hass. Haas came out as John Cena.
*A Chris Jericho-Shawn Michaels contract signing is announced for later.
*WWE Tag Team champs Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase confront Orton backstage. He slaps Cody.
*Backstage, Mike Adamle and Teddy Long are talking when Kane appears and questions that Rey Mysterio will return.
*They do an ECW Battle Royal with the 5 competitors in the ECW Scramble. Mark Henry eliminates everyone to win.
*Jamie Noble with the returning Layla El defeats William Regal.
*The returning Candice Michelle & Mickie James & Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Women's champ Beth Phoenix & Katie Lea & Jillian Hall.
*Santino Marella comes out to respond to Randy Orton's comments. He shows a "HonkMeter" to compare himself to Honkytonk Man as greatest IC champ of all time. D'Lo Brown comes out. Marella defeats him after a missed frog splash.
*Cryme Time vs. John Morrison & Miz doesn't happen as DiBiase and Rhodes attack Cryme Time and steal back their WWE World Tag Team belts.
*There's a backstage scene where the champs and Orton cross paths and look at each other.
*Backstage, Todd Grisham asks Batista his battle plan. He says it's to "Destroy everyone."
*Raw Battle Royal. No Rey. Orton comes out. Punk eliminated Batista and JBL. Kane and Punk finish up. Kane eliminates Punk. Mysterio shows up and cleans house on Kane.
*The contract signing with Jerry Lawler in the ring closes the Raw taping. Both Chris Jericho and Shawn Michaels sign immediately. Jericho has security leave and Michaels says he can't be held responsible. Lance Cade comes out and Michaels attacks Cade kicking him several times in the face as he hangs off the apron.
2008 - Shawn Michaels suffered a torn triceps during the Raw taping.
2008 - Mick Foley was officially removed from the WWE roster as his contract expired on 9/1/08.
2009 - Numerous WWE sources have noted there is a lot of heat within the company on Intercontinental champion Rey Mysterio for going forward and doing an interview with The Record in Mexico explaining his side of a recent WWE Wellness Suspension.
There was an expectation within the company over the weekend that by speaking out of turn, Mysterio put himself in a position where the company has to punish him further (possibly a fine) or else risk someone else following suit in a similar situation.
Several sources I spoke to also felt Mysterio did the interview to build sympathy for himself in the Mexican market in the event that the situation leads to his WWE departure, since Mexico would be his most likely destination in that event.
Interesting to note that Mysterio did work the Smackdown house shows over the weekend, losing to World champion CM Punk. Mysterio was initially pulled from the house shows, a decision that was reversed when the company opted to start the suspension on 9/2 in order to finish Mysterio up off television at tomorrow's Smackdown taping.
Mysterio has told wrestlers who have asked that he had a legitimate prescription for a painkiller and that the company didn't give him proper notice and time for his doctor to give them details on his prescription. He's told several that he hopes the company will reconsider his case when he has a chance to speak to management personally on Tuesday. WWE has reversed at least one Wellness violation that I can think of, but not since they began the policy of announcing violations publicly.
2009 - WTSB Radio in North Carolina reported that TNA star Christopher Daniels (Daniel Covell) was arrested on DUI charges in Smithfield, NC after he was pulled over for a traffic violation and a breathalyzer test registered he had a 0.14 blood alcohol level. He was released on $2,000 bail.
2009 - WWE broadcast Raw. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:
We are live from Detroit, Michigan and your announcers are Jerry ‘I am going to take a walk . . . if you know what I mean’ Lawler and Michael ‘Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus should headline Wrestlemania 26’ Cole.
We start off with Lillian Garcia introducing the Guest Host and it is Dusty Rhodes. He comes to the ring and he has a mic. Dusty says hello to Detroit and he says reminds everyone who he is and that he is tonight’s guest host. Dusty mentions how he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in Detroit. He talks about the blue collar nature of Detroit. He says that he is proud of Cody despite the fact that he might get an attitude at times hanging around Randy Orton. He says that there is nothing that a father would not do for his son. He hopes that Cody will see the light and that it can happen tonight. Dusty talks about the I Quit Match at Breaking Point between John Cena and his son. Dusty announces that Randy Orton will be defending the title against Cody Rhodes. Dusty says that he will be in Cody’s corner tonight. There will be a special referee for this match and it will be John Cena.
Randy Orton was hearing voices and they told him to walk out to talk to Dusty. Randy has a mic and he says that it is obvious that Dusty is jealous of him. He is jealous because Cody looks up to him more than he ever looked up to Dusty. Randy says that Dusty trying to cover up his shortcomings as a father by giving him a title match is desperate. Randy says that he doesn’t know if Cody even wants the match.
Dusty says that Cody is hungrier and more athletically gifted than Dusty. Randy wants to know why he should kick Dusty in the skull again.
Cody Rhodes comes out to the ring and he has a mic. Cody says that the man Randy Orton kicked in the head two years ago is his father. Cody says that his legacy in the business runs farther than either him or Randy. Cody hopes that they are friends, but this is a golden opportunity and he will not pass it up. Cody says that he intends to become the youngest WWE Champion in history. Cody says that it isn’t personal, it is strictly business.
Randy wants to make sure he has things figured out. He is facing Dusty’s son with Dusty in Cody’s corner with John Cena as the referee. Randy says that the fix is in and Dusty tells Randy that the fix is definitely in.
We see six Divas in the back and a referee is explaining the battle royal that they are in tonight to get a shot at Mickie James.
We go to commercial.
We are back and if you loved Taker and Shawn Michaels’ match from Wrestlemania, you can watch it again on ECW.
Match Number One: American Dream Diva Battle Royal featuring Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim, Beth Phoenix, Rosa Mendes, Alicia Fox, and Jillian Hall
Beth goes after Kelly while Jillian battles with Alicia and Gail and Rosa exchange forearms. Beth has Kelly on the ropes but Gail sends Rosa into Beth and Beth is not happy and she eliminates Rosa. Jillian and Alicia kick Kelly but Kelly with forearms. Kelly with a clothesline to Jillian but Alicia with a scissors kick to Kelly. Gail eliminates Alicia while Beth eliminates Kelly. Gail with a drop kick to Beth and then she tries to eliminate Beth but Beth holds on to the ropes and stays on the apron. Gail with forearms as Beth holds on. Gail sends Beth into the ring post and Beth is down. Gail sends Jillian through the ropes but Jillian holds on. Gail returns from the apron. Gail misses a cross body when Jillian moves. Jillian with the handspring back elbow attempt but she lands in Gail’s knees. Jillian and Gail exchange forearms. Jillian has Gail against the ropes but Gail fights to stay in the ring. Gail with a forearm and she tries for a rana but Jillian blocks it and works on Gail’s back. Jillian sends Gail over the top but Gail tries to skin the cat. Jillian bites Gail’s hand but Gail with a head scissors to eliminate Jillian. Beth finally gets back into the match and kicks Gail to the floor to win.
Winner: Beth Phoenix
We see footage from last week’s Raw is Money when Mark Henry and Montel Vontavious Porter get their title match at Breaking Point.
Match Number Two: Chris Jericho versus Montel Vontavious Porter
Porter with a waist lock take down but Jericho with a hammer lock. Porter with another waist lock take down but Jericho tries for a front face lock. Jericho with a head butt and hard Irish whip. Jericho with kicks to the head and a slap as well. Jericho with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Porter and Jericho exchange punches but Porter with the advantage followed by a clothesline and an overhead belly-to-belly throw to Jericho. Jericho blocks the running knee and he tries for the Walls of Jericho but Porter slaps Jericho and sends him into the corner. Porter misses a big boot when Jericho holds on to the ropes but he does not miss a second time and Porter gets a near fall. Porter with a flying clothesline for a near fall. Jericho backs into the corner and Porter misses the running boot. Jericho hits a springboard drop kick and Porter goes to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Jericho with a chin lock but Porter with an Irish whip. Jericho with a boot and then he goes to the turnbuckles but Porter with a punch to the midsection. Jericho with a bulldog and then he misses the Lionsault because he took too much time. Porter with a drop kick to Jericho’s head and it is time for the Ballin’ Elbow and he gets a near fall. Jericho avoids the Playmaker but Porter gets a near fall with an inside cradle counter of the Walls of Jericho. Jericho hits the Codebreaker for the three count.
Winner: Chris Jericho
Dusty is in the back looking at the Rise and Fall of WCW DVD and Degeneration X enter the office. Hunter says that Cody and Ted are a disgrace to their father’s legacy. Dusty says that he will make sure that once Cody wins, he will give Hunter or Shawn a title match. Hunter and Shawn fight over who gets the title match. Hunter says that they shouldn’t argue in front of Dusty since he is a Hall of Famer. Time for some awkward silence between the three men. Dusty asks Shawn and Hunter if they want to hang out with him to watch the Rise and Fall of WCW DVD. Dusty pulls out his own DVD to try to shill and Hunter says that they hate shameless plugs. Hunter then shows us the new DX DVD. Shawn asks if they should watch Raw and then they discuss how since Dusty is in charge, he can tells them what to do.
Hornswoggle is walking in the back in cowboy gear and he is going to be in a bullrope match against guess who.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Slam of the Week: Chavo’s latest attempt to be embarrassed against Hornswoggle and Evan Bourne making the save for Hornswoggle.
Match Number Three: Hornswoggle versus Chavo Guerrero in a Texas Bullrope Match
The referee has one more thing for Chavo thanks to Dusty and it is a cow head to finish off the rest of the suit or he forfeits. Chavo pulls Hornswoggle to him using the rope but Hornswoggle grabs Chavo’s tail and then he kicks Chavo in the leg. Hornswoggle with a head butt to the udders and then Hornswoggle rides Chavo. Chavo with a big boot and the head comes off. Chavo goes up top but Hornswoggle goes to the floor while Evan Bourne comes out. Hornswoggle pulls Chavo off the turnbuckles and then Hornswoggle puts the head on backwards and it makes Cole chuckle. Hornswoggle ties up Chavo and then Hornswoggle is declared the winner.
After the match, Chavo attacks Evan Bourne and then he charges at Hornswoggle but Hornswoggle misses and goes into the ring post. Hornswoggle with a bite and then Bourne with a leg lariat. Hornswoggle goes up top and puts on the head and hits a frog splash.
We see the tale of the tape for the match between Mark Henry and Big Show.
Big Show is walking in the back and we go to commercial.
We are back and did you know that John Cena does a lot for Make a Wish.
Match Number Four: Big Show versus Mark Henry
Show and Henry go face to face and then Show pushes Henry away and Henry wants Show to come to him. They lock up and Henry appears to have the advantage and Show is shocked. They lock up again and Henry with the slight advantage. Show wants a test of strength and Henry shows why he is the World’s Strongest Man. Show with head butts but Show feels it more than Henry. Henry with a head butt of his own. Show tries for the Shhh chop but Henry stops Show. Henry with a side head lock and he forces Show to his knee. Show gets to the ropes to force Henry to release the hold. Show with a kick and punch to Henry. Show with a spear and both men are down. Show with a punch to Henry and a front face lock. Show runs Henry back into the turnbuckles. Henry with an elbow and punch to Show. Henry with a splash in the corner. Henry with a body block and Show is down. Henry with a splash for a two count. Henry charges into the corner but he runs into an elbow. Show exposes the top turnbuckle while the referee deals with Henry. Show exposes the turnbuckle and Henry charges into the turnbuckle. The referee calls for the bell, but that doesn’t keep Show from connecting with the knockout punch.
Winner: Mark Henry by disqualification
Cody is in his dressing room and Ted asks Cody if he is ready. Cody says that he is going to make an impact tonight. Randy enters and he wants to know if Cody still wants to do it. Randy reminds Cody that he said it is not personal, but it is business.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see the Finger Poke of Doom from the Hogan/Nash match. Dusty says that he wasn’t in charge and it was Hunter and Shawn’s friend in charge, Big Sexy. Dusty points out that from 1996 through 1998, WCW kicked WWE’s butt. Dusty asks Shawn when he was the champion and it might have been 1996 through 1998. Shawn gets flustered and leaves because he wasn’t there for the Attitude era. Hunter asks Dusty who was responsible for making Mark Mero ‘Johnny B. Badd’ and Dusty says that it was him. Shawn returns and he is still flustered.
Match Number Five: Jack Swagger versus Kofi Kingston versus Carlito versus The Miz for the United States Title
Miz goes to the floor to watch and Kofi with a drop kick to Swagger. Kofi with a forearm and then he leaps into the corner and punches Carlito. Swagger hits Kofi from behind and hits a belly-to-belly suplex. Swagger acts like a goof and Carlito sends Swagger to the floor. Miz gets rid of Carlito and then he punches Kofi. Miz with a kick to Kofi. Miz sends Carlito over the top onto Swagger and then Kofi sends Miz to the floor. Kofi with a plancha onto all three of his opponents as we go to commercial.
We are back and Swagger is trying for a single leg crab and he applies it. Miz is waiting outside the ring for something. Miz with a knee lift and neck breaker to Swagger and then he knocks Carlito off the apron. Miz with punches and kicks to Kofi followed by a knee in the corner. Miz with an Irish whip but Carlito with a missile drop kick to a charging Miz. Kofi breaks up the cover. Carlito punches Kofi and Miz. Carlito with an Irish whip to Kofi and then Kofi hits a cross body onto Miz and Carlito for a near fall. Swagger sends Kingston into the turnbuckles and then he does the same to Miz. Swagger with charges into the corner followed by a double jump splash to Carlito. Miz counters the attempt by Swagger. Kofi sends Miz to the floor and then he slams Carlito onto Swagger. Time for the Boom Boom Leg Drop and then he gets a near fall on Swagger. Miz sends Kofi to the floor and then he hits a clothesline on Carlito. Miz with the Stroke after Carlito escapes the Doctor Bomb. Carlito with the backstabber to Miz but Kofi with Trouble in Paradise on Carlito for the three count.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
We go to commercial.
Match Number Six: Beth Phoenix versus Mickie James for the Diva’s Title
Mickie with a rollup for a near fall followed by a side head lock but Beth blocks the take down. Beth runs Mickie into the turnbuckles and then she kicks Mickie in the back. Beth with punches and kicks in the corner and the referee admonishes Beth. Beth with a drop kick that sends Mickie into the ring post. Beth with a shoulder breaker for a near fall. Beth with a knee to the shoulder. Beth with a key lock but Mickie with forearms. Mickie with a back kick and a few more kicks. Mickie with punches but Beth with a rake of the eyes. Mickie with forearms and then she hits a drop kick to the knee. Mickie with another drop kick and a clothesline. Beth sends Mickie into the corner. Mickie with a rana and then she goes to the turnbuckles for the Thesz Press but Beth knocks Mickie off the apron. Beth sends Mickie into the ringside barrier and then gets a near fall. Beth with a kick. Mickie with a tornado DDT for the three count.
Winner: Mickie James
Back to Dusty and DX in the office. Shawn says that he is doing better and Hunter calls him Psycho Boy. Dusty talks about the great things in WCW. Hunter says that WCW’s greatest moment ever was not on the DVD, The Shockmaster. Hunter talks about it and then there is a voice from behind the wall. We get a dramatic recreation of the Shockmaster and it is Arn Anderson on the mic. We see that it is Arn and he runs away after saying hello to Dusty. We see that the Not So Shockmaster was Santino while Dusty says that it should have worked.
We go to commercial.
We are back and did you know that the women love Raw.
Josh Mathews is in the interview area with John Cena. Josh asks John about his role as a guest referee. Cena says that as guest referee, he controls the fate of the WWE Title. Cena points out that he doesn’t like Randy Orton. Cena suggests that we might see Dusty Rhodes watch his son become the youngest champion in WWE history. Cena suggests that it might mean the end of Legacy and Randy Orton’s career. Cena says that if he chooses a side, the story will be ‘John Cena gives Cody Rhodes the WWE Championship’. Cody will have to do it on his own. Cena says that if Orton wins tonight, he will run into a brick wall because Cena says that he will not quit.
We go to Cole and Lawler for some Vintage Pay Per View hype.
We are back and we see that Bob Barker will be spaying and neutering fans in Chicago for next week’s Raw.
Match Number Seven: Randy Orton versus Cody Rhodes with Dusty Rhodes with Guest Referee John Cena for the WWE Title
Before the match, Dusty says that there isn’t anything a father wouldn’t do for their son and he apologizes to Cena. Cody and Orton attack Cena. Since it is one on two, that means Cena is in control. Ted DiBiase comes to the ring and hits Dream Street. Orton, DiBiase, and Rhodes attack Cena.
DX’s music plays and they come to the ring and they go after Orton, Rhodes, and DiBiase. Hunter punches Orton and Cody. Hunter with a Pedigree set up but Dusty hits Hunter with his cowboy boot. Now it is time to attack Shawn Michaels. Rhodes hits CrossRhodes. Legacy and Dusty celebrate in the ring and then Randy hits an RKO on Dusty. Cody doesn’t know what to do since his advisor and mentor attacked his dad.
The tape machines are on in case Cody does something, but we go to credits.
2010 - Lucha Libre USA managing director Steve Ship stated to PWInsider.com that the current run of "Masked Warriors" episodes on MTV2 had indeed ended, but stated it was not the end of the promotion nor the series on the network. While he confirmed that the network and LLUSA still have a 52 episode commitment, Ship noted that the plan was to always do 'seasons' and not a straight 52 weeks, similar to how other properties on the MTV Networks run short seasons and then return. The scheduled LLUSA event on 9/9 in Corpus Christi, Texas at Whataburger Field and additional LLUSA events will continue to take place as planned, only the content will be filmed and used for the LLUSA website and MTV2's website area devoted to the series. Ship also confirmed There will be changes for the new 'season', including the promotion taping from one location for every episode. Ship said they were not ready to announce where that location would be but would issue an announcement on the location and the new 'season' debuting when the time was right. The promotion has continued to tape TV in New Mexico but as of this day, it has not returned to a national platform.
2010 - The second season of WWE NXT ended. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report, which featured Kaval winning the season:
Tonight is the final night for the second season of NXT and before we figure out the name that the eight rookies will use when they invade Raw or Smackdown. Will Alex Riley make his pro proud and forget about what happened during season one with Daniel Bryan? Will Michael McGillicutty become the first third generation Superstar to win NXT and make Kofi Kingston forget about the fact that he has been unable to regain the Intercontinental Title? Will Kaval become the first former Ring of Honor World Champion to become the winner of NXT and the first rookie to win with female pros? We will find out tonight which man will get to punch his ticket for a title match on a pay per view. It is up to the WWE Universe to see if their half of the vote will make Michael Cole a happy man or cry uncontrollably because an internet darling won.
We begin with a video package looking back at the second season of NXT. We are down to three. Who gets the gold, the silver, and the bronze.
Kaval says that his passion lies between the ropes. Michael says that it will get better from here. Alex Riley says that it is about being a star because as soon as he wins, it will be a race to the WWE Championship.
We are live from Albany, New York and your announcers are Michael ‘Kaval is my Homeboy’ Cole and Josh ‘Tough Enough was better’ Mathews.
Josh and Michael talk about the excitement over tonight’s show.
We go to Ashley Valence in the ring as she makes her big return and she brings out the pros.
Miz has something to say as he comes out and he says that it is time to scream at the top of your lungs for his rookie. The only rookie who has proven that he is ready to be WWE’s next breakout star.
Michelle McCool and Layla come out and Michelle introduces the man who is number one in their hearts and they bring out Kaval.
Kofi Kingston is out last and he introduces the Ambassador of the McGillibuddies, Michael McGillicutty.
Matt Striker is in the ring and he is dressed to the nines. He congratulates everyone for making it this far. He says that he wants to welcome five gentlemen who are excited to see who wins, we see the five men eliminated in the competition, who happen to be sitting in the front row. They are Titus O’Neil, Eli Cottonwood, Lucky Cannon, Percy Watson, and Husky Harris.
Matt reminds the rookies that the winner gets a title match on Pay Per View. Matt says that the pressure is multiplied by two because there will be a double elimination.
The rookies will wrestle tonight in a Triple Threat Match. Kaval pushes Miz and Riley and McGillicutty fight. Kofi throws Miz out of the ring and Michael throws Riley to the floor.
Josh mentions that next season of NXT will be all Divas.
The first diva Pro is Kelly Kelly. She says that she is looking forward to being a pro. Her rookie is fun, sassy, and likes pink hightops. Her rookie is Naomi Knight. She says that her style is different. She tells them to bring their A Game because she is going to win.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Kaval versus Michael McGillicutty versus Alex Riley
Michael goes after Riley and then he puts Kaval in a side head lock and they both give Riley a back body drop. Michael with an Irish whip but Kaval with a mule kick and running spin kick for a near fall. Kaval with a kick to Riley. Michael with a perfect drop kick for a near fall. Riley kicks Michael and Kaval but Michael with a clothesline to Riley and he gets a near fall. Kaval with a kick and Michael with a knee. Riley with punches to Michael but Michael with a punch of his own followed by a back breaker to Alex for a near fall. Kaval with a kick to the chest but Riley kicks Kaval. Kaval with an elbow and then he sends Riley into the turnbuckles followed by a chop. Riley with a forearm and Riley with a chop. Michael with a kick to Riley followed by a punch. Michael with a chop to Kaval and then he kicks Riley. Kaval with a chop to Michael and Michael goes to the apron. Kaval tries to suplex Michael into the ring but Kaval is suplexed to the floor. Riley knocks Michael off the apron as we go to commercial.
We are back and Riley with a reverse chin lock on Michael and Kaval with a kick to Michael’s back as well as Riley. Riley with a boot to Kaval’s head. Riley with a clothesline to Michael and he gets a near fall. Riley misses a cross body and hits the ropes when Michael moves. All three men are down but Riley is the first to his feet. Michael with clotheslines and a splash to Riley in the corner followed by a belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Kaval with a kick and chop to Michael. Kaval with a springboard round kick for a near fall.
Riley goes up top but Kaval stops him with a punch. Kaval is knocked off the turnbuckles but he hits a Tidal Crush that knocks Riley to the floor. Michael with a forearm to the back of Kaval’s head for a near fall. Kaval with a Dragon Sleeper on Michael but Michael makes it to the ropes. Kaval sets for the Tidal Crush again, but he misses when Michael moves. Michael with son of Perfectplex but Riley pulls him out of the ring. Michael kicks Riley into the announce table. Kaval with a Liger kick and he goes to the turnbuckles but Riley pushes Kaval off the turnbuckles and gets the easy three count.
Winner: Alex Riley
It is time for the next pro and it is Alicia Fox. She says that she was not surprised to be named an NXT pro. She was surprised that her rookie is almost as fierce. Her rookie is Maxine. She says that she expects nothing but the best, but she will be the best. She says that she wants it all.
The pros are huddling up and they are figuring out who will be eliminated next.
We are back and Goldust is our next pro. He says that he has seen his rookie and she will star in a Shattered Dreams Production. You will never forget the name Aksana. Aksana says that she is hard working and she will show everyone.
It is time to go to Matt Striker and before we get our first elimination, Matt wants to ask the Failure Five what they think. He asks Titus who should win and why. Titus says that you have a ninja, Will Ferrell’s lookalike and a guy who is trying to relive his high school football days. He says the football guy should win. Eli says that Alex Riley should win. He says that Alex is the most likeable. Lucky Cannon says that it won’t be the guy who runs around in a diaper, the middle aged guy who is still living in high school. He doesn’t care because the show was flushed when he was eliminated. Percy Watson says that Michael McGillicutty will win because he has the lineage. Husky Harris says that Michael will win season two because Michael was just born better.
It is time for the Random Who Get EliminatedTron 5000 and it is Alex Riley.
Miz is outraged while Kofi is loving the elimination.
Matt asks Alex for some final words. Alex says the worst part is listening to Matt talk over him. Alex says that his father was not a sports entertainer and he did not spend his youth wrestling in bars to get an internet following. Before this competition started, nobody knew who he was. However, he is standing in the ring almost the next WWE breakout star. Alex says that everyone believes that he is the most talented kid in this contest. Alex says that if he was a betting man, he would still bet the future of the WWE on Alex Riley.
Michael and Alex shake hands.
Time for the next pros and it is the Bella Twins. Their rookie has been in sports her entire life and it is Jamie Keyes. She says that being a ring announcer has allowed the people to get to know her, but she is ready to get from behind the mic to compete.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is down to two men as Michael Cole recovers from his disappointment to show the China video package that you might have seen last night on Raw.
Primo is in the back and he is one of the pros. He is here to mentor AJ Lee. She says that she always wanted to be a diva and you are not going to get rid of her.
Matt Striker is in the ring with Michael and Kaval. He has then stand face to chin and they will get to say why the other should be eliminated and why they should win.
Michael asks if Kaval is Michelle and Layla’s adopted ninja baby. He tells Kaval that this isn’t a swimming pool, so why is he wearing a wet suit. Michael points out that it took 13 years to make it so how will he make it any further. He calls Kaval a ‘flute’ and then he says that no matter how you like it . . . Michael is out of time.
Kaval tells Michael that he was trained by Harley Race and is a third generation Superstar. He was set up perfectly. Kaval says that he came from a hard working middle class family. He is a hard working guy from New York. Kaval says that it took him 13 years to get here, but he has earned his respect around the world. He sacrificed his blood, sweat, and tears to be in the ring with the likes of Eddie Guerrero.
Michael and Kaval have their final chance for some trash talking and we go to commercial.
We are back and Vickie Guerrero is a pro on NXT’s Season Three. Her rookie is strong and dominant. Her name is Aloisia. She is six foot nine inches tall and she will be unstoppable.
Cole calls Aloisia geenormous.
We are in the ring and it is time to find out which man will be the winner of Season Two of NXT and it is Kaval.
Michelle and Layla come to the ring to celebrate with Kaval.
Michael shows his disappointment over the loss and Matt asks Michael for his thoughts. Michael takes the mic and he stares at Kaval and then he says that he doesn’t know what to say. He wonders how Kaval won. Michael says that Kaval is going to go to a pay per view for a title shot. Michael says that it will suck. No matter what Kaval thinks, he is nowhere near the level of Michael McGillicutty. He only had one goal and that was to be a WWE World Champion. However, he got eliminated today and he lost his guaranteed shot at a title. That is not going to stop him from becoming a future World Heavyweight Champion. He says that he is the future of this company. He will be a big time player in the machine called WWE. HE says that he is the next big thing and the next generation. From this moment on, this will be the moment of the genesis of McGillicutty.
Kaval says that he doesn’t know what to say but he thanks the WWE Universe. The First Five eliminated attack Kaval and then the pros come to the ring and they fight off the Feeble Five. Harris and Watson attack Kaval while Porter hits the running boot into the corner on O’Neil. O’Neil is thrown over the top rope to the floor. Husky with a uranage and then Alex Riley comes out and so does McGillicutty. Riley goes after Watson and slams him. Michael and Husky continue to attack Kaval.
Cannon gets Kaval up and hits a reverse Death Valley Driver. Harris with the back senton onto Kaval. Riley picks up Kaval and hits the TKO. O’Neil with a sit out spinebuster.
It is time for a look back at Season Two of NXT as we go to credits.
2011 - The Saturday 10/15 Virginia event promoted by Marvin Ward’s Awesome Wrestling Entertainment (AWE) “Night of the Legends” event will be a live PPV event distributed by InDemand, PWInsider.com reported. The event aired live from Waynesboro, VA, headlined by Ricky Morton vs. Kevin Nash and would prove to be the first and last AWE PPV broadcast.
2012 - The National Wrestling Alliance issued the following statement:
Houston, TX . . . International Wrestling Corp, LLC, a Texas corporation with headquarters in Houston, has acquired exclusive ownership of the National Wrestling Alliance™ brand (“NWA™”).
Corporate Officers of International Wrestling Corp, LLC are:
R. Bruce Tharpe, Esq. – President and Chief Executive Officer.
Fred Rubenstein – Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Chris Ronquillo – Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
The National Wrestling Alliance™ is the oldest and largest sanctioning body in professional wrestling. NWA™ branded events have been and continue to be promoted around the world since 1948.
Former NWA™ World Heavyweight Champions include:
Lou Thesz, Harley Race, Shinya Hashimoto, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Dan Severn, Jeff Jarrett, Gene Kiniski, Terry Funk, Pat O’Connor, “Whipper” Billy Watson, Sting, Masahiro Chono, Ron Killings, The Sheik, Ricky Steamboat, Tatsumi Fujinami, The Great Muta, Orville Brown, Buddy Rogers, Barry Windham, Ron Garvin, Gary Steele.
The current NWA™ World Heavyweight Champion is Adam Pearce.
2012 - WWE broadcast Smackdown. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:
We are live on tape from Green Bay, Wisconsin and your announcers are Michael ‘Favre’ Cole and Josh ‘Rodgers’ Mathews.
Sheamus makes his way to the ring and he has something to say, fella.
Sheamus says that before he gets down to business, he wants to acknowledge one of the toughest men he had the honor of fighting, Triple H. He had his first Wrestlemania match against Triple H and he gave him his first Wrestlemania loss. He doesn’t know what Triple H’s future holds, but he has his respect as well as the respect of the entire WWE Universe. Triple H is the embodiment of a champion.
Alberto Del Rio is everything that Triple H is not.
Before Sheamus can deal with Bertie, Damien Sandow makes his way onto the stage.
He begs everyone’s indulgence. He says that he is here to help all of us, especially Sheamus. Damien says that Sheamus is as ignorant as he is enormous. Sheamus lauds Triple H and speaks with such reverence. It was Triple H and his bands of degenerates who attacked him on the 1000th episode of Raw.
Sheamus says that he remembers it because it was great.
Damien says that it was a typical response from an ignorance spewing hooligan. Each week, this man comes out and further drags the unwashed masses of the WWE Universe further and further into the doldrums of your own ignorance, inadequacies, and ineptitude.
Damien says that Sheamus calls himself a proud Irishman, but he does nothing more than bring disgrace and dishonor and furthers the stereotypes.
Sheamus says that everyone here has a life and he tells Damien to shut up. He says that if Damien wants to enrich our lives, why not come into the ring and say it to his face.
Damien thinks about it and he tells Sheamus that although there is nothing more that he would like to do than thrash him in a debate of philosophies, he does not consider Sheamus worthy. He has saved Sheamus from the intellectual thrashing he would have received, so now he will take his leave. Damien tells everyone they are welcome.
Booker T’s music plays and he makes his way onto the stage. He says that he came out here because he agrees with Damien. No one wants to see an intellectual thrashing. They do want to see a physical thrashing.
Tonight we might not be in Ireland, but we are Green Bay. For the first time on Smackdown, Damien Sandow will face Sheamus. Booker wants to know if we can dig.
Rey Mysterio is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and before our first match, Cody Rhodes steps into the Goldman Box. Cody says that it has become commonplace for Mexican superstars to claim that they wear their masks out of honor and heritage. The real reason is fear, panic, and ugliness.
Match Number One: Rey Mysterio versus Cody Rhodes
Cody wants a Greco Roman knuckle lock but Cody with a drop toe hold into a front face lock. Rey rolls through and applies a key lock. Cody runs Rey into the turnbuckles and Cody with a kick and punch. Cody gets a near fall. Cody with a front face lock and he tries for a suplex but Rey gets to his feet and he applies a waist lock. Cody with an elbow and kick.
Rey with a kick and then he hits a drop kick and Cody twist into the ropes for the 619 position but Cody gets to the floor and then he sends Rey into the announce table. Cody returns to the ring and we go to commercial.
We are back and Cody with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Rey. Cody with a kick and twisting suplex for a near fall. Cody with a knee to the back and he starts to stretch Rey. Rey gets to his feet and Rey with a back kick. Cody sends Rey to the mat again and he kicks Rey.
Cody with a knee to the midsection followed by a gourdbuster and kick to the head for a near fall. Cody with a boot to the abdomen followed by a snap mare and knee to the back. Cody with more knees to the back and then he applies a crossface chicken wing.
Cody with an Irish whip into the sternum and Cody goes for the mask but Rey sends Cody into the turnbuckles. Rey with a drop kick to the back of the head and it sends Cody’s face into the turnbuckles. Rey goes up top for the seated senton splash. Rey with a tilt-a-whirl head scissors but Rhodes gets into the turnbuckles.
Cody with a kick and he tries for a sunset flip but you don’t give Rey a sunset flip. Rey rolls through and kicks Rhodes in the head and gets a near fall. Cody with a running knee to the head and he gets a near fall. Cody picks Rey up and he sets for a belly-to-back suplex but Rey lands on his feet. Rey with a drop kick to the knees and Cody falls into the ropes.
Rey goes for the 619 and Cody blocks it. Cody focuses on the mask and Rey with a jawbreaker and a double leg nelson for the three count.
Winner: Rey Mysterio
After the match, Cody attacks Rey and he goes for the mask. Sin Cara comes out and he attacks Rhodes and sends him into the ropes and Rey hits a 619. Sin Cara pulls out a second mask and he puts it on Cody.
In case you missed it on Raw, we return to Daniel Bryan’s trip to an Anger Management Classs and part one.
Eve Torres makes her way to the ring to join Josh and Michael at the announce table.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Natalya versus Kaitlyn
They lock up and Natalya with a kick and side head lock take down. Kaitlyn with a head scissors but Natalya escapes. Kaitlyn with a kick and side head lock followed by a flying shoulder tackle. Kaitlyn tries for a baseball slide to the floor but Natalya moves and she sends Kaitlyn into the apron before returning to the ring.
Natalya with a kick to the midsection and follows that with an abdominal stretch. Natalya with a shot to the abdomen and then she pulls up Kaitlyn’s leg to apply more pressure to the midsection. Kailtyn escapes the hold and hip tosses Natalya. Kaitlyn with a rollup and arm drag. Kaitlyn with a drop kick.
Natalya with a kick and takedown for a near fall. Natalya yells at the referee and she kicks Kaitlyn. Natalya makes a mistake and Kaitlyn is able to get the three count with an inside cradle.
Matt Striker is in the interview area with Booker T. Matt asks Booker about the scrutiny over the General Manager position after what Vickie Guerrero said on Raw.
Booker says that he had high hopes for AJ but he thinks the pressure has gotten to AJ. Booker says that the match between Chris Jericho and Dolph Ziggler with the contract and briefcase on the line should never have happened. He also says that AJ’s actions towards Vickie were uncalled for. He thinks that AJ is off her rocker.
Vickie Guerrero interrupts and she wants to know if Matt heard what Booker said. Vickie says that all of AJ’s friends have turned their backs on her. She has been told by people to take action against that horrible assault that took place on Raw. Even the Smackdown GM thinks that AJ is crazy. She says that mentally deranged child’s reign of terror is going to end. Vickie says that she has talked to the Board of Directors and they will take action. Vickie says that if the Board does not take action, she will.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for a Raw Rebound as we take a look at the situation between John Cena and CM Punk with a side of Jerry Lawler.
It is time for the second Anger Management segment from Raw.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Sheamus versus Damien Sandow
They lock up and Sandow retreats to the ropes and he tells the referee to do the job. They lock up again and Sheamus backs Sandow into the corner and Sandow tells the referee to take care of Sheamus. Sheamus grabs Sandow by the beard. Sandow with a side head lock and then he goes to the ropes because of what Sheamus did to his beard.
Sandow positions the referee between him and Sheamus and then he kicks Sheamus. Sandow with a side head lock. Sheamus with a shoulder tackle or two. Sheamus sets for a punch but Sandow goes to the floor.
Sheamus follows after Sandow and Sandow sends Sheamus into the ring steps. He sends Sheamus over the steps and Sheamus is down. Sandow returns to the ring and he wants the referee to start the count.
Sheamus struggles to get back to his feet but he gets into the ring in time. Sandow with a double sledge and kicks to Sheamus. Sandow chokes Sheamus and then he drops an elbow to the throat. Sandow with forearms across the chest followed by a reverse chin lock. Sheamus with elbows but Sandow with a head butt to the back. Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep and then he rolls through to set up the Elbow of Disdain but Sheamus recovers and punches Sandow.
Sheamus misses a charge into the corner and Sandow with a neck breaker for a near fall. Sandow with punches and a reverse chin lock. Sheamus gets back to his feet and he runs into boots from Sandow. Sandow charges at Sheamus and Sheamus with a back body drop followed by two running double sledges and a shoulder in the corner followed by a running knee lift. Sheamus tries for the power slam but Sandow goes to the floor.
Sheamus brings Sandow back into the ring. Sheamus with the crossfaces of ten on the apron to Sandow and he hits a slingshot shoulder to the back but can only get a near fall. Sheamus sets for the uranage back breaker but Sandow with elbows and Damien goes to the floor. Sheamus sends Sandow back into the ring and Sandow misses a clothesline. Sandow avoids White Noise and the Brogue Kick and Sandow goes to the floor.
Sheamus sends Sandow back into the ring but Sandow rolls to the other side of the ringside area. Sheamus continues to try to get Sandow back into the ring but Sandow runs to the back and the referee gets to ten.
Winner: Sheamus (by count out)
We go to commercial.
We are back and Donald Driver is in the crowd.
We take a look back to last week when we saw five tag teams battle in the back.
Match Number Four: Darren Young and Titus O’Neil versus Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd
Kidd and Titus start off and Titus with a forearm. Kidd with an elbow and he kicks Titus and goes to the apron. Gabriel tags in and they hit a double springboard drop kick. Young tags in and Gabriel with an arm drag and arm bar. Gabriel with a leg sweep and he tags in Kidd. Gabriel with a chin lock and Kidd with a running kick to the head.
Kidd gets a near fall but Titus breaks up the cover. Kidd with a front face lock but Young runs Titus into the corner. Titus tags in and Kidd fights out of the corner for a moment but Titus with a boot to the chest and Titus barks. Titus punches Kidd and kicks him.
Young with a kick to Kidd on the apron while the referee deals with Titus. Titus picks up Kidd and drops him to the mat. Young tags in and Titus gives Darren a gourdbuster onto Kidd. Young with a cravate and kicks but Kidd with a boot. Darren misses a splash into the corner and Gabriel tags in.
Gabriel with a chop and kicks to Young. Gabriel with a discus forearm followed by a spin kick. Gabriel takes care of Titus and then he hits an STO and sets for a springboard move but Titus grabs his leg. Kidd with a baseball slide to O’Neil and then he hits a pescado onto Titus. Young crotches Gabriel and then he hits the fireman’s carry into a gutbuster for the three count.
Winners: Darren Young and Titus O’Neil
It is time for the third Anger Management session from Raw.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Josh Mathews is in the ring to interview Alberto Del Rio. Ricardo Rodriguez does the official introduction for Alberto who drives into the arena.
Josh reminds Alberto that he is the number one contender and Alberto interrupts him. He says that not only did he beat Randy Orton, he made one of the toughest men in WWE history tap out. In case you missed it, we have the video.
Alberto says that he is ready to do the same to Sheamus at Night of Champions to become the new World Champion.
Josh asks about Alberto’s record against Sheamus in title matches.
Alberto calls Josh a weasel and asks Josh if he remembers how he felt when Kane threw him away like a piece of trash. Alberto says that he will make that feel like nothing.
Kane’s music plays and Josh runs from the ring. Alberto and Ricardo leave the ring as well.
Kane has a mic and he introduces himself and he says that part of his anger management program, his counselor has asked him to apologize. He apologizes for throwing Josh over a barrier at SummerSlam. He thanks Josh for being a part of his recovery.
Teddy Long’s music plays and he interrupts the breakthrough for Kane by telling Alberto that he better hope that Kane is getting good grades in his Anger Management Class because Alberto is going to face Kane right now.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Kane versus Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez)
The match is joined in progress and Kane with a clean break. Kane misses a punch but Del Rio with kicks. Kane sends Del Rio into the turnbuckles and punches him. Del Rio with a kick but Kane with a knee to the midsection and then he hits a drop kick to the back of the head and Kane gets a near fall. Del Rio with a kick to the leg.
Del Rio goes to the turnbuckles but Kane with an uppercut that sends Del Rio to the apron. Del Rio pulls Kane’s arm into the ring post and then he kicks Kane in the arm and punches him in the arm. Kane grabs Del Rio by the throat but Del Rio with an enzuigiri to the arm to escapes. Kane with a boot to the head and then he Irish whips Del Rio and connects with a clothesline and side slam for a near fall.
Kane goes up top for the clothesline and he hits it. Kane sets for the choke slam but Ricardo distracts him. Kane grabs Ricardo by the throat and that allows Del Rio to hit a lungblower for the three count.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Kane does not appear happy with the result to the match. Kane goes to the announce table and he throws Josh Mathews to the floor. Kane apologizes to Josh for beating him up. Kane picks up Josh and gives him a choke slam . . . but he is sorry.
Kane summons the fire from the ring posts . . . but he is still sorry.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see footage of Josh Mathews being helped to the back after the brutal attack by Kane . . . who is still sorry for what he did.
It is time for another Raw Rebound. This time we see the final appearance (possibly) of Triple H in a WWE ring.
Match Number Six: Dolph Ziggler (with Vickie Guerrero) versus Randy Orton
The lock up and Orton with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Ziggler with a drop kick and Ziggler struts. They lock up again and Ziggler with a side head lock. Orton counters with a side head lock of his own. Orton with a shoulder tackle and drop kick for a near fall. Orton with the Garvin Stomp to Ziggler followed by a knee to the shoulder.
Orton with a European uppercut. Orton with a slingshot suplex and he gets a near fall. Ziggler with a kick and neck breaker followed by a kick and punches. The referee pulls Ziggler off Orton but Ziggler with a series of elbow drops and then he spins before hitting a leaping elbow drop and Ziggler with a near fall.
Ziggler with a reverse chin lock on Orton. Orton with punches to Ziggler but Ziggler punches back. Orton with the advantage but Ziggler still gets in a few shots. Orton with a back breaker. Randy with a kick to the chest followed by an Irish whip but Ziggler gets his boot up and he hits a running clothesline and both men are down.
Ziggler gets up first and he misses a leaping elbow drop when Orton rolls out of the way. Ziggler misses a splash into the corner and he hits the ring post. Orton with two clotheslines and then he avoids a Ziggler clothesline attempt and Orton with a power slam. Orton tries for the IEDDT but Ziggler drops Orton on the top rope. Orton puts Ziggler on top for a superplex and he hits it.
Orton gets a near fall. Ziggler with a leaping DDT and he gets a near fall. Ziggler waits for Orton to get back to his feet. Ziggler tries for a sleeper but Orton shrugs him off. Orton sends Ziggler to the apron for the IEDDT and he hits it. Orton gets a near fall. Ziggler rolls to the floor and Orton goes after him and he sends Ziggler over the announce table.
Ziggler returns to the ring and he tries for the Fameasser but misses. Orton with the RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Vickie announces that Dolph was the winner of the match.
We go to credits.