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3/9 THIS DAY IN HISTORY: THE END OF ECW IS APPARENT, FREEBIRDS LOSE WCW WORLD TAG BELTS DAYS BEFORE THEY WIN THEM, FOLEY AND REY HAVE THEIR FINAL ECW MATCHES, JBL MAKES WWE HISTORY AND MUCH MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2014-03-09 07:00:00

March 9th

On this day in history in ....

1960 - Nikita Koloff was born.

1962 - Rick Steiner was born.

1970 - WWF ran Madison Square Garden, featuring the following results:

-Sky Low Low & Little Brutus defeated Joey Russell & Don Harvey in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match
-Joe Turco pinned Jack Vansky at 10:04
-Eric the Red pinned Jean Dubois at 10:05
-Gorilla Monsoon & Mario Milano defeated Ernie Ladd & Prof. Toru Tanaka in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match; fall #1:- Milano & Monsoon won; fall #2: Ladd & Tanaka won; fall #3: Milano & Monsoon won
-Ivan Koloff fought Victor Rivera to a 20-minute draw
-WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Karl Kovacs at 16:45
-Killer Kowalski fought Waldo Von Erich to a curfew draw at 8:34

1974 - Tiger Ali Singh was born.

1980 - Melina was born.

1991 - Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin to become the NWA World Tag Team Champions in Montgomery, Alabama at a TV taping. During this title reign, the titles would become known as the WCW World Tag Team Championship.  The belts would actually change hands BEFORE Garvin and Hayes would win them from Doom on a WCW PPV, meaning the Freebirds had a negative numbered title reign.

1993 - Eddie Creatchman, best known for his work as a manager in Canada and Detroit, where he handled such stars as Abdullah The Butcher and The Sheik, passes away of a heart attack at the age of 66.

1996 - Night two of ECW's "Big Ass Extreme Bash" weekend took place at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Results from the show saw:
- JT Smith defeated Axl Rotten after hitting a low blow and pinning him by using the ropes for leverage.
- Bad Crew vs. El Puerto Ricano & Damien Stone ended in a no-contest when Brian Pillman and Philadelphia Eagle Harry Boatswain came out and ran off both men. Pillman and Shane Douglas engaged in a verbal confrontation, but Pillman left when Douglas came to the ring.
- ECW World Tag Team Champions The Eliminators defeated Buh Buh Ray Dudley & Hack Myers when Saturn pinned Myers after Total Elimination.
- Chris Jericho defeated Taz via disqualification when refused to release the Tazmission following a submission win. Taz finally released the hold when Brian Pillman ran in, although the two never locked up. Shane Douglas then ran out, and Pillman escaped through the crowd.
- Rey Misterio Jr. defeated Juventud Guerrera in a best two-out-of-three fall match when Mysterio reversed Splash Mountain (second rope Razor's Edge) into a rana for the win in the third fall. Post match, Mysterio powerbombed Guerrera through a table.   It would prove to be the final ECW bout for both Mysterio and Guerrera.
- In his final ECW match, Cactus Jack defeated Mikey Whipwreck with a piledriver on a chair. Following the match, Cactus was given a standing ovation from the crowd, then he gave a heartfelt speech about ECW, before fulfilling his "last wish", which was strutting out of the arena with Stevie Richards and The Blue Meanie.
- The Pitbulls vs. The Bruise Brothers ended in a no-contest after interference from Stevie Richards and The Blue Meanie, then interference from Tommy Dreamer.
- Sabu defeated Big Titan with an Arabian Facebuster after reversing a spinebuster into a DDT on a chair.
- ECW World Champion Raven defeated Shane Douglas after a DDT onto a chair. Post match there was a brawl with Raven and The Bruise Brothers facing off against Tommy Dreamer, Sandman and Shane Douglas, who had temporarily agreed to work together against Raven despite their past issues.
- The Gangstas defeated The Sandman & 2 Cold Scorpio and The Headhunters in a Three Way Dance. Scorpio pinned Headhunter B when B missed a top rope legdrop and Scorpio hit a superkick followed by the 450 splash. New Jack pinned Scorpio with a top rope headbutt after a Mustafa powerslam.

2001 - ECW officially cancels the March 11th "Living Dangerously" Pay-per-view, which comes as little surprise, since there was no venue booked, no television to promote it and obviously no tickets available. It was well over a month since the last ECW show had been held, and ECW owner Paul Heyman was appearing on Raw as color commentator. Living Dangerously, at that point, was simple three hours of PPV airtime that had been reserved. Several cable companies still accepted orders right up until airtime, which were later refunded. Other systems ran replays of the final PPV, Guilty As Charged 2001.  While the official announcement would not come until April, even the most diehard supporters were coming to the realization that Extreme Championship Wrestling was finished.

2002 - Dan Severn won the NWA title from Shinya Hashimoto.

2006 - WWE announced the following: "World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the releases of the following talents (Mascarita Sagrada, Tsuki, Pequeno Violencia, Octagoncito, Piratita Morgan and Super Porky) that make up the SmackDown Juniors division. WWE wishes them all the best in all their future endeavors."

2007 - WWE issued the following press release:

World Wrestling Entertainment issued the following press release today:

Donald Trump Returns to Monday Night Raw(TM) ON March 12

TORONTO, March 9 - Donald Trump will make a special appearance at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC for WWE(R) Monday Night Raw scheduled to air Monday, March 12 at 9:00 pm ET on The Score to sign on the dotted line finalizing WrestleMania(R) 23's "Battle of the Billionaires."

The contract solidifies Trump's prior announcement that ECW(TM) World Champion Bobby Lashley(TM) will be his representative in the epic "Battle of the Billionaires." The battle was set when, on February 12, Trump challenged WWE Chairman Vince McMahon to a "Hair Match" at WrestleMania 23.

If Bobby Lashley loses on behalf of Trump, McMahon will shave Trump's head. But if McMahon's representative, recently announced Intercontinental Champion "The Samoan Bulldozer" Umaga(TM), is defeated, Trump will shave McMahon's head.

This year's highly anticipated WrestleMania 23 will take place live on
Pay-Per-View in front of 75,000 fans at Ford Field in Detroit on April 1,
2007.

Images from Donald Trump's live appearance on Monday Night Raw will be available Tuesday, March 13 via Wireimage.

2008 - Chyna signed on to appear on NBC's "Celebrity Circus" reality series.

2008 - TNA held their Destination X PPV.  Mike Johnson filed the following PPV report:

Welcome to PWInsider.com's live coverage of the TNA Destination X PPV in Norfolk, Virginia.

The PPV opened with the usual great video package. 

They showed footage from earlier tonight with The Angle Alliance arriving at the building.  Kurt Angle was told by Jeremy Borash that Jim Cornette had all the footage from his cage match with Christian Cage.  Angle hoped he would reverse the decision.  Tomko said that for once he agreed with Angle, but questioned getting to the building so early.  Angle said they needed to work on strategy.  Styles questioned why Karen Angle wasn't there with them and Kurt told him to stop worrying about her because they were in for the fight of their lives.

Mike Tenay and Don West welcomed everyone to the show.  The building looked full and like a major event.

LAX vs. Motor City Machineguns vs. Rock N' Rave Infection

The winners of the bout will be the top contenders to the TNA Tag Team championships.  Lance Hoyt was channeling Slash from Guns N' Roses. 

Homicide and Chris Sabin started off.  Sabin armdragged Homicide and shoulderblocked him down for a one count.  Homicide caught him with a belly to belly overhead suplex.  Sabin rolled through a sunset flip attempted and dropkicked Homicide.  The Machineguns worked over Homicide with a series of synchronized moves.  

Hoyt and Hernandez faced off.  Hernandez fought off a suplex attempt and reversed it, holding Hoyt up for a long time before dropping him down.  Hoyt cut him off, but Homicide held the ropes down when Hoyt rebounded, sending him to the floor.

LAX and the Machineguns went back and forth.  Hernandez hit a huge dive to the floor on Rave and Hoyt.  It settled down into Homicide and Rave in the ring.  He tagged out to the Machineguns, who drilled Rave with kicks.  Rave gets his boots up to cut them off during a charge, but Shelley nails him with a snapmare, bulldog combination.

Shelley drilled Rave with uppercuts but was tripped by Hoyt.  Rave nailed a DDT.  Homicide blind tagged in and hit a T-Bone suplex on Shelley.  LAX worked over Shelley, culminating with an over the shoulder backbreaker by Hernandez for a two count.

Hoyt tagged in and nailed Shelley with a fall away slam.  Homicide was upset about being forced out of the ring.  Rave and Hoyt worked over Shelley.  Shelley finally kicked Rave into Hoyt, then nailed a jawbreaker.  Shelley tried to make the tag but Hoyt knocked Sabin off the apron.

Hernandez tagged in instead and nailed Rave with the Crackerjack.  He cleaned house on Hoyt and Rave.  Rave tried to dive off the middle turnbuckle but was caught and nailed with a sitout powerbomb.  Shelley nailed Sliced Bread #2 on Hernandez.  Sabin DDT's Hoyt.  Homicide nailed him with the gringo stunner, then hit a tope con hilo out of the ring to everyone else.  Hernandez hit the Border Toss on Rave and scored the pin.

Your winners and top contenders, LAX!

This was probably Hoy and Rave's best showing to date and a really fun opening bout.  Everyone did what they do best and the crowd made it feel like something special.  Hopefully this won't be a recurrence of Bound for Glory where LAX had a good showing and were forgotten.

They showed Joel and Jonny Fairplay from Survivor in the first row.  Foreshadowing is your friend.

Backstage, Jeremy Borash was at Jim Cornette's office.  They aired the alternative footage of the Christian Cage-Kurt Angle Steel Cage match from Impact this past Thursday.  They were pushing a fan poll on whether Cornette should overturn the decision, which seems to be the direction they are going for.  That certainly makes more sense because if they are going to handicap a team, for dramatic sake, it should be the babyface team.

TNA X-Division champ Jay Lethal vs. Petey Williams 

The storyline here is that Scott Steiner has given Petey Rhaka Khan to be in his corner.  TNA made sure to focus on So Cal Val as Jay made his way the ring and the announcers were teasing Lethal may be distracted by his upcoming date with her.  Brian Hebner, formerly of WWE fame, made his TNA debut here.

Williams elbowed his way out from a waistlock and shoulderblocked Lethal down.  Lethal nailed a hiptoss and went for an armbar.  Williams used the ropes to set up a Lucha style armdrag and attempted and enziguiri.  Lethal rolled Williams for a two but it was reversed.  Lethal tried for the Lethal Combination but Williams escaped and went for the Canadian Destroyer, but didn't get it.  They faced off.  Good stuff early.

Lethal caught him with an elbow and a clothesline for a two count.  Lethal went to the ropes and nailed a double axehandle for another near fall.  Lethal went up and over to avoid a charge in the corner and nailed a hurancanrana.  Williams went outside and Lethal came off the top with a double axehandle to the floor.  

As Williams got back into the ring, Khan stepped in front of Lethal to distract him.  When Lethal returned to the ring, Williams cut him off and took control.  Williams nailed a spinning neckbreaker for a two count.  Lethal began fighting back but Williams slingshot himself into the ring and drove Lethal's chest into his knees as he landed.

Williams caught Lethal with a spinkick.  Williams locked in a side chinlock as the first dueling chant of the night began.  Williams snapped Lethal 's neck on the top rope, then dove out of the ring onto Lethal's shoulders, nailing a hurancanrana to the floor.  Williams brought him back into the ring and wore him down with a front facelock on the mat.  Still a good match.

Lethal fought his way to his feet and cut off Williams with a series of standing rights.  He pulled out a cartwheel into a dropkick to the chest.  Lethal went to suplex Williams but but kneed in the face.  Lethal finally nailed it and got a two count.

Williams came back with a dropkick to the back of the head while Lethal was draped over the ropes, then a side Russian legsweep.  Williams went for the Canadian Destroyer but Lethal fought him off.  Lethal went for the Lethal Combination but Williams escaped and reversed.  He went for the Destroyer but Lethal slipped out and nailed a full nelson suplex for a two count.  

Lethal missed a missile dropkick.  They reversed a series of pinfall attempts.  Williams applied the Sharpshooter.  Lethal tried to make his way out to the ropes but was pulled to the center.  Lethal got free and went for the Lethal Combination.  He finally nailed it and went to the top for the flying elbow.  Scott Steiner ran out and shoved Lethal off the top as the referee was distracted.  

Williams nailed a beautiful Canadian Destroyer, but So Cal Val grabbed the referee.  Williams was furious and sent Rocka after her.  Sonjay Dutt came out to protect Val.  Williams kept trying to make a pinfall but the referee was distracted by the outside issues.  Williams went to grab Lethal but was caught with a small package for the pin.

Your winner and still X-Division champ Jay Lethal!

Lots of really good wrestling here.  Normally I groan when I see run-ins, but here it worked because it allowed Val to save her man, provided a cameo for Sonjay, still led to a clean pin and allowed Williams to have a reason to demand a rematch.  A really fun, athletic match.  TNA is two for two so far.

Mike Tenay and Don West ran down the rest of the card.

Backstage Crystal interviewed the babyfaces in tonight's six man.  Samoa Joe said that you never know what Jim Cornette is going to do because he's undependable.  Joe said that no matter what they were going to do their job and he was going to take down Angle in the cage at Lockdown.  Cage said that there was no question who won the match at Impact because his hand was raised and that means it's a win.  Cage said that he doesn't care if Cornette overturns the ruling because he would be in the match no matter what after what AJ and Tomko did to him.  Nash said that everyone assumes with his history, he'll sit out the first five minutes but he may start the match (No!).  He said he made Joe a promise and would keep it tonight.

Eric Young & Kaz vs. Black Reign & Rellik

Eric Young hit the ground when his pyro hit.  That cracked me up.  The storyline here is Kaz is trying to convince Young that the heels are real people playing monsters, not real monsters.  Well, that's different.  

Rellik and Kaz started the match.  Kaz nailed a nice slingshot into the ring for a sideroll pin attempt.  Kaz went for a dragon screw legwhip but Rellik kicked him off.  Reign tagged in but was caught with a dropkick.  He went to tag in Young, who hesitated, then did so.  The place went nuts for Young tagging in, which is certainly a good sign that the character is getting over.

Young avoided a charge and kicked Reign low.  He goes for a pinfall but is kicked off.  Young runs from the ring.  Kaz tagged in and rolled up Reign with a jackrabbit at the same time he nailed a Northern Lights suplex on Rellik.  That was great.  

Reign nailed snake eyes in the corner on Kaz.  Rellik then nailed him with a big boot.  Rellik pounded on Kaz and bit his face.  Rellik applied a cobra clutch and snapped Kaz over.  Reign and Rellik worked over Kaz.   Kaz finally made a comeback with a dropkick after landing on his feet.  They were building him as someone who came come back just when you assume he's done.  Kaz wanted to make a tag but Young was too scared.

Rellik nailed a spinbuster to cut him off.  Kaz began drilling Reign with kicks.  Young finally makes the tag.  He psyched himself up but the second the villains faced off with him, Young ran backstage.  This left Kaz to continue to be worked over. Kaz kept looking for a tag but there was no one there.  Kaz caught them with a combination stunned and DDT.

Triumphant music began playing and Eric Young returned dressed like a super hero.  The announcers called him "Super Eric." He posed during his pyro and hit the ring with a missile dropkick.  He cleaned house but was double teamed.  He ducked and Rellik clotheslined his partner, then nailed Eric.

Young finally nailed a double death valley driver on both for the pin.

Your winner, Kaz and Super Eric Young!

Match was decent with Kaz looking fluid and good.  This was all about doing something silly with the company mascot, Eric, and it was good comedy, as opposed to stupid compedy.

Backstage, The Angle Alliance was in Jim Cornette's office.  Cornette said he needed some air and walked off down the hallway with the Alliance followed him.  He ran into Team 3D and Johnny Devine.  Brother Ray said that Cornette kept screwing the good guys like 3D and the Alliance.  He mocked Cornette for forcing them to make weight and for putting 3D in a situation where a "fish" makes stipulations.  He told Cornette that he was the one who should be drug tested.  Cornette said that he'd make the decisions on his own time without anyone else's help.

TNA Knockout champion Awesome Kong vs. ODB vs. Gail Kim

All three start the match.  The challengers try to work over Kong together but she's too powerful and sends them into each other.  Kong follows up with a double clothesline.  Kong avalanches Kim in the corner after ODB moves. 

ODB began nailing Kong and draped her over the ropes.  Kim hit a legdrop off the top to the outside of the ring, sending Kong to the floor.  Kim and ODB faced off.  Kim went for a sunset flip but ODB avoided.  Kim bridged out of an ODB pinfall attempt.

Kim nailed a necktie suplex and went to the top, but instead of attacking ODB, she dives onto Kong.  Kong catches her in mid-air.  As Kong holds Kim, ODB dives off the apron onto both. 

ODB tosses Kim into the ring for a near fall.  Kim tries to go up and over after being run into the corner but is caught.  Kim slips down into an attempted waistlock but ODB nailed her and applied a front facelock on the mat.  Kim went for a high cross bodyblock but was caught with a Fall Away Slam.  ODB played up to the crowd but Kim speared her.

Kim muscles ODB out of the ring just as Kong returns.  Kim charges her but is wiped out by Kong's power.  Kong misses a charge in the corner and Kim begins chopping away at her.  Kim goes for a crucifix but Kong wards it off.  She went for the backfist but Kim blocked it.  Kong took Kim down and tossed Kim into the ringpost shoulder-first.

ODB returned and confronted Kong.  She missed an enziguiri.  Kong picks up ODB and slammed her by the throat.  She went for the powerbomb but Kim used ODB's as a springboard to attack Kong.  ODB and Kim ping ponged Kong back and forth with punches. 

ODB and Kim both drank from ODB's flask (although Kim didn't like the taste) and nailed stereo missile dropkicks on Kong.  It was designed to get a big pop but the audience didn't know ODB as well as the Orlando fans did.  Kim went for the pin but ODB broke up the pin.  Kim went for another pin after Kong went to slap her and ODB tripped Kong up but ODB broke it up again.

Kong nailed a splash off the ropes but ODB dove atop of her to prevent a pinfall on Kim.  ODB and Kong exchanged strikes.  Kong nailed the Implant Buster, then went to the corner for the splash, but missed.  ODB began firing away with shots but Kong wouldn't go down.  ODB hit the middle rope benchpress for a two count.

Raiessa Saied tripped ODB, so ODB went after her.  Kong caught her with a powerbomb and scored the pin.

Your winner and still TNA Knockout champion, Awesome Kong!

Another really good match.  I don't think the interference was needed because the work here was so good, a loss wouldn't have hurt anyone involved - it was TNA overbooking here.  This wasn't at the level of the great Kong vs. Gail matches a few months ago, but still good work all the way through.

They went to a video they produced earlier today with Rhino on top of the Elevation X cutting a promo talking about falling and getting back up, asking James Storm if he can do it and whether he'll ever breath again.

Jim Cornette was inside the ring when they returned to the broadcast.  The crowd chanted Cornette's name and he said it was great to be back in the Scope.  Cornette said he had a few things to discuss tonight.  First was Team 3D.  He said if they make weight tonight, they won't have to any more but if they don't tonight, they are terminated.  He then turned his attention to the finish of the Cage vs. Angle match.  They showed a split screen with each team watching to see who got the advantage. 

Cornette finally agreed that Angle did hit the floor first in the cage match but Angle was trying to get Cornette to set a legal precedent and overturn 100 years of wrestling history.  He said it was too big of a decision for him to make, so he turned the decision over to the fans live in the building.  The fans voted against Angle.  It was actually a good promo  and I thought the idea of making the live crowd "part of the show" was a cool idea.

Fish Market Street Fight: Shark Boy & Curry Man vs. Team 3D

After the ring entrances, it was time for 3D's weigh-in.  Brother Ray said it wasn't right and asked the crowd if they really wanted to see them get fired.  Ray said they weren't fat, but all the women in Virginia were.  He promised they were going to make weight right now.  Devon made weight.  Ray played up that he was scared to death, even stepping gingerly on the scale and praying, but he made weight as well.  3D tried to celebrate with food, but they were rolled up and the fight was on.

Curry nailed Devon and sent him out of the ring.  Shark and Curry both backdropped Bubba, then dropkicked him.  Team 3D regrouped on the floor with Johnny Devine.  Ray hit his head on the steps as he was knocked out of the ring and you could see blood.

3D tried to leave but were attacked by the fish props.  Sharky hit Devon with a fish.  I don't think PETA is sponsoring this PPV, folks.  Curry nailed Ray low with one.  Yes the mighty hardcore Dudleys were beaten with fish.  This was WCW level goofiness, right down to Curry Man baiting a fishing rod with a Hoho to hook Brother Ray and reel him into the ring.  Curry nailed a pescado to Ray on the floor.

They battled to the fish market.  West began calling the fish by name.  Curry pulled a net over Ray and hit him with another fish.  He charged Ray, who backdropped Curry into the tray of fish.  That didn't look like it felt good.  Ray began throwing fish at Curry Man, then pelted the crowd with fish as well.  Ray even ribbed the announcers with them.

"The fish are flying at Destination X" - Mike Tenay.

Devon and Ray set up a table at ringside but Shark Boy tried to save Curry Man.  Johnny Devine caned him, then pulled a net over him.  Back in the ring, 3D did used a fish low on Curry Man.  They tried Curry to the tree of woe.  Devon used a fishing rod on Curry's knee.    The crowd loved all of this lunacy and chanted for tables.

Curry Man avoided a back senton by Ray.  Sharky came off the top with a double clothesline on 3D.  He nailed Ray with the Lou Thesz Press and beat him with punches.  Devon nailed an inverted suplex on Curry.  Shark Boy and Devine brawled on the floor.  3D went for the wazzup headbutt again but Shark Boy nailed Devon off the ropes.  Curry and Shark Boy nailed it on Bubba.

They worked over Bubba.  Ray kicked out of a stunner.  They nailed stereo faceplants on 3D for a two count.  They then nailed stereo twisting DDTs out of the corner for another two count.  Ray dumped Curry to the floor.  3D set up Sharky for the Doomsday Device and nailed it, but Shark Boy kicked up at two.

Devine tossed a trash can into the ring for Ray but Curry got it and began beating Ray with it.  Devine tried to toss powder but Curry ducked and Ray was blinded.  Curry and Shark Boy put Devine through a table at ringside.  Devon clotheslined them down.  They went for 3D but Curry reversed it and set up Devon for Bubba, who was blinded.  Devon was pinned by Shark Boy.

Your winners, Curry Man and Shark Boy!

Equal parts silly and solid, nothing wrong with this unless you were a fish lover. This was a spectacle match in every sense of the word. As a one time deal, this was fine.

Angle time.  As Team 3D left, they played up that the crowd was laughing at 3D.  They came across Joel from Survivor and Ray shoved him down.  He went after Ray but Atlas Security showed up and dragged Joe out.  I hope he doesn't get beat down as bad as I saw some idiot fans get killed in the old days of ECW.  I guess you know who Joe will be working with in TNA now.

Backstage, The Angle Alliance argued over who would be the first man out.  It ended up being Tomko, who walked out with Angle.  AJ questioned Jeremy Borash as to whether he had spoken to Karen Angle.  Borash said he hadn't, then admitted he had and she was going to drop a bombshell on Thursday.  Styles wanted to know what he meant.

Booker T (with Traci Brooks) vs. Robert Roode (with Payton Banks) - Strap Match

The winning wrestler's girl gets to strap the losing side's girl.

Robert Roode was cautious about getting in the ring while Booker came out with the strap and was ready to go.  Roode tried to run away once he was strapped in but Booker dragged him back and cleaned house.  Booker backdropped Roode and choked him with the strap.

Booker nailed a superkick.  The crowd chanted Booker's name.  Roode rakes Booker's face.  Roode began unloaded with right hands and shoulderblocks in the corner on Roode.   Booker fired back with chops and punches.  Roode finally caught Booker with a side Russian legsweep.  

Roode controlled Booker, who made a comeback with a clothesline and a suplex.  Booker worked over Roode in the corner with knee strikes.  Roode caught Booker with an elbow to the face as he charged Roode after an Irish Whip in the corner but Booker reversed the momentum.

Booker went for the scissor kick but Roode slipped out of the way and drilled him with a DDT for a near fall.  Booker went for the Bookend but Roode nailed him with elbows.  The referee went down in the fracas.  Payton Banks tried to give Roode handcuffs but was attacked by Brooks.  She went to toss them to Booker but Roode nailed him low and got them.  

Roode nailed Booker with the handcuffs and pinned Booker.  

Your winner, Robert Roode!

Banks gets to lash Brooks 10 times.  Booker tried to tell the referee what happened but the referee didn't want to hear it.  Atlas Security entered the ring and forcibly removed Booker while Roode and Banks raised their arms in victory.

Roode stepped out of the ring to watch Brooks' face as she was lashed.  Banks was loving.  They showed closeups of Brooks crying and spitting at Roode as he mocked her.  Roode called a time out after the seventh shot and whispered in Banks' ear.  Banks kept lashing Brooks after the tenth one.  Brooks fought back and got the strap but Roode grabbed her by the throat and shoved her down.  Roode and Banks teased leaving but he smiled, then returned to lash Brooks.  That was an AWESOME old school moment.

Sharmell hit the ring, lashed Roode with a belt of her own, then unloaded on Banks, the referees, security, Jim Cornette and even ring announcer David Penzer (well, he's deserved it for years).  Security finally took her out.

The match was solid, but shorter than I expected.  I thought Roode and Banks were absolutely great in the post-match and Brooks did a hell of a job making herself a sympathetic babyface.  All three were so good that it was almost a shame they pulled the trigger on the Sharmell return because it took all the focus off of them.  

This has been a really good show tonight.  They'd have to really screw it up at this point for me not to recommend a replay.  Between this show and the ROH PPV, it's been a good weekend for wrestling.

Crystal interviewed James Storm, saying tonight could be a career-ending move for him.  Jackie Moore was scared for Storm.  Storm said he backs down from no one.  Storm said he started the feud with Rhino and knew he would be the one to finish it.  He said that he never thought Rhino would be stupid enough to challenge him to an Elevation X match.  Storm said he hasn't had one sip of beer today because he doesn't think people should drink or drive and he doesn't think people should be drinking when they are fighting two stories up.  He said he was taking a six pack with him to celebrate after he knocks Rhino off.  A good promo.

They are pushing the Elevation X is two stories up and played a great video feature on the match.

James Storm vs. Rhino - Elevation X Match

Storm climbed up but retreated to the floor when Rhino came up.   Rhino started firing beers at Storm from the scaffold.   Rhino followed Storm to the floor and attacked him.  He whipped Storm into the railing at ringside.   Rhino pulled tables and a trash can out from under the ring.  

Storm took over the control of the match.  He and Rhino battled in the corner over a superplex, which neither got.  Rhino made a comeback and Jackie got involved.  She climbed up the structure, in heels no less, and Rhino followed.  She crawled across, distracting Rhino as Storm followed him up.  Storm tried to sneak up on Rhino but he realized it and they faced off.

They showed lots of shots of fans in the crowd watching serious and worried.

Storm tried to offer Rhino a handshake.  Rhino tried to offer him a beer.  Storm goes for a thumb to the eye but missed.  Rhino got him and smacked Storm's head on the scaffold.  Storm teased slipping.  

Rhino nailed Storm and teased he lost his balance, falling forward and hanging on the side.  Storm and Rhino, each holding on, exchanged blows.  Storm got the better of it and slipped into the underside of the scaffold.  Storm sat inside drinking a beer.  Hell, I'd need one too right about now.

Rhino recovered and was confused, looking around for him.  Rhino began asking the crowd where Storm was, so Rhino found out.  He tried to grab at Storm, who kept hiding.  Rhino ripped the top of the scaffolding off to get at Storm, who blinded him by spitting beer in his face.  

Rhino punched Storm in the midsection as he stood up in the scaffolding, so Storm crotched himself.  Rhino began laying in punches.  Storm hung under the scaffolding.  Rhino began stomping on him and Storm fell into the ring, crashing through a table.

Your winner, Rhino!

They did as much as you can do in a match of this nature without needlessly putting yourself into the line of danger.  This was the one match where the crowd was noticeably quiet, just watching and waiting to see what happened.  I am not a fan of these type of matches in general since I don't want to see anyone hurt, but they were smart to do the brawl around ringside first and leave the scaffold to the end.  I thought the sight of Storm hiding and sipping beer was priceless. It was what it was and I give both guys respect for even trying and putting themselves out there like this.

EMTS stretchered Storm out of the ring after the match.

TNA champion Kurt Angle & TNA Tag Team champs AJ Styles & Tomko vs. Kevin Nash & Samoa Joe & Christian Cage

The babyfaces will have a 3 on 2 advantage for the first five minutes of the match, so the tag champs stalled to start, which is a smart strategy.  Joe and Nash attacked them at ringside and tossed Styles into the ring.

Cage and Styles officially started.   Styles missed a moonsault and was caught with an elbow.  Styles caught Cage with a thrust to the throat and tagged in Tomko.  Tomko missed a charge in the corner and Cage nailed him with chops.  Tomko tried to press and slam Cage but Cage escaped and went for the Unprettier.  Tomko escaped, clotheslined Cage and got a two count.

Nash and Joe grabbed Tomko, allowing Cage to work him over in the corner.  Styles tried to help but was caught with a spear.  Joe and Nash worked over Tomko.  

With one minute left, Styles backdropped Cage off the top and nailed the Spiral Tap.  Nash chokeslammed AJ.  Tomko and Joe faced off with Joe nailing Tomko with a snap powerslam.  As the countdown ended, Joe went into the aisle to meet Kurt Angle face to face.

Angle came out and there was this awesome moment where they stared down at each other from a distance, then Angle sprinted at him and the fight was on.  They battled into the ring.  Joe dove out of the ring on Tomko.  Angle tried to superplex Cage but was shoved off and nailed with a frog splash.

It settled down into Styles working over Cage in the ring.  Styles nailed a dropkick and tagged in Tomko.  Tomko nailed a spinebuster but Cage kicked up.  Cage was busted open.  Angle tagged in and locked on the anklelock.  Joe hit the ring and started battling with Angle but the referee forced him out of the ring.

Cage went for an inverted DDT on Angle but saw Styles coming with a clothesline.  He ducked, then he and Styles clotheslined each other.  Cage tagged in Nash.  He cleaned house on the tag champs.  He hit a sideslam on Styles and a big boot on Tomko.  Styles caught Nash with a dropkick to the knee.

Joe and Tomko tag in.  Joe unloaded with forearms and elbows.  He nails a kick to the face then catched Styles springboarding in and powerbombs him down.  Joe goes for the muscle buster, but Angle nails him low.  Styles hits the Pele Kick.  They went into a ton of spots.  Nash chokeslams AJ out of the ring.  Cage nails an Unprettier.  

Joe locks in the choke on Tomko as everyone else is brawling and Tomko finally taps.  

Your winners, Kevin Nash & Samoa Joe & AJ Styles!

The babyfaces celebrated at Kurt Angle swore that Joe wasn't going to beat him.  We went off the air with a great Lockdown promo.

A good six man tag to close the show.  This may have been one of the most balanced, entertaining TNA PPVs in some time.  No really bad finishes that hurt the momentum of the matches, no really terrible vignettes muddying up the flow, no bad performances, nothing.  This is totally worth a replay look in my opinion.

2009 - WWE released Kizarny and Afa Anoai, who had been working as a consultant for the company.

2009 - WWE announced Koko B. Ware will be inducted into their Hall of Fame.

2009 - WWE broadcast Raw, including JBL winning the Intercontinental title, becoming the fourth WWE Grand Slam champion.  Richard Trionfo filed the following report:

We start off tonight’s show with a recap of Randy Orton’s attempt to arrest Triple H only to see Hunter use the Jedi Mind Trick to force Randy to let him go and to challenge him at Wrestlemania. Now we fast forward to Smackdown when Hunter was trapped in the ring by Legacy.

We are live from Jacksonville, Florida and your announcers are Michael ‘Vintage Carnivals’ Cole and Jerry ‘Paul Zimmerman was here’ Lawler.

We see Randy Orton’s home and he will be appearing via satellite.

Shawn Michaels comes out to the ring. Shawn mentions Undertaker’s record at Wrestlemania and he says that it will be hard to replicate it. Shawn says that he is no slouch with stealing the show. Shawn points out that he sent Taker a message on Friday night of his most memorable Wrestlemania moments. Shawn says that he respects the Undertaker, but he is not afraid of the Undertaker. Shawn says that Taker might be 16-0 at Wrestlemania, but Shawn says that he is Mr. Wrestlemania. He says that he has not been outperformed at Wrestlemania. Streaks are meant to be broken and nothing lasts forever. Shawn tells Taker that something has to give.

The gong sounds and it is time for the annual Undertaker Wrestlemania streak video package.

The video ends and Taker is in the ring behind Shawn and Shawn says hello to Taker before turning around. Shawn says that he has been expecting Taker. Taker tells Shawn that his arrogance has clouded his judgment. Taker says that he respects Shawn, but he has fought many men he has respected and they have all fallen. Taker tells Shawn that he will be no different.

Shawn says that they have taken different career and personal paths. They are at a crossroads. Now that he has Taker here, he should not have to qualify to face anyone at Wrestlemania. Shawn says that he is the man who set the bar for the ladder match. He is the man who wrestled for more than an hour and won the WWE Title. He is also the man who retired Ric Flair. Shawn says that he is still the Showstopper and he cannot wait for this.

Taker tells Shawn that he has had epic victories at Wrestlemania, but he has also had bitter defeat. Despite all of his achievements, that dream of defeating him is just a dream. He will lay it to rest. He tells Shawn that he concerns with being the Showstopper with winning a match and breaking a streak. He says that Shawn should concern himself with what he is going to do to Shawn physically and what he is going to do to Shawn’s soul. He does not have to outperform Shawn or steal the show. When he takes center ring at Wrestlemania, Shawn will realize that he is the most dangerous entity that has set foot in the ring. Taker tells Shawn that he should have been more carefully with what he wished for because he opened hell’s gate. Like the other sixteen, Shawn will rest in . .

Shawn says that he will rest quite comfortably on April 5th because he did the impossible. He ended the undefeated streak of the Undertaker. Even though Taker might have beaten all of his other opponents, he has never beaten Shawn Michaels and he never will.

We go to a vintage commercial.

We are back with a plug for the Hall of Fame the night before Wrestlemania. It will be vintage Texas wrestling.

Match Number One: CM Punk versus Bradshaw with JBLimo for the Intercontinental Title
They lock up and Punk with a side head lock but Bradshaw with a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Bradshaw with forearms to the back but Punk avoids a clothesline and Punk with kicks to the leg followed by a punch and snap mare for a near fall. Punk with an arm wringer but then he returns to the leg. Bradshaw with a vintage sleeper but Punk with a jawbreaker and a running knee. Punk tries for the bulldog but Bradshaw pushes him off and goes to the floor. Punk with a tope and we go to commercial.

We are back and Bradshaw has Punk in an abdominal stretch and he adds pressure to the leg. We see footage from the commercial and Bradshaw gained control with a big boot. Bradshaw with a fallaway slam for a near fall. Bradshaw with knees in the corner followed by a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Bradshaw with forearms to the back and then he gets a near fall. Bradshaw with a bear hug on Punk and Punk fights out of the hold. Punk with a forearm but Bradshaw with a knee. Bradshaw charges into a boot but Bradshaw with a punch to Punk. Bradshaw puts Punk on the turnbuckles but Punk with a tornado DDT and both men are down.

Punk gets a near fall with an arm cover. Punk with a spin kick and another kick followed by a flying forearm. Punk with a leg lariat and then he tries for the knee into the corner but Bradshaw sends Punk to the apron. Punk with a springboard clothesline to Bradshaw and then he hits the knee and the bulldog for a near fall. Punk gets Bradshaw up for the Go To Sleep but Bradshaw with a rake of the eyes and the Clothesline from Wall Street for the three count.
Winner: Bradshaw

We go to St. Louis where Randy Orton is with his wife as he prepares for his exclusive interview. We go to commercial.

We are back and did you know that a lot more people watched Raw last Monday than anything else on cable?

Bradshaw is in the back with Vickie Guerrero and he cannot believe that he has to do something. Vickie tells Bradshaw that she needs him to do something for him since she got the title match.

Edge shows up and he wants to know what Cena said to Vickie on Friday and Vickie pulls a Rock and says that it does not matter. Edge says that it only matters that he signs his Wrestlemania contract tonight.

Lawler and Cole talk about the match between Orton and Hunter. We go to St. Louis where Randy introduces his wife to the viewing audience. Cole asks Orton about the stipulation and wonders why Randy violated the stipulation. Randy asks Cole to show the alleged violation for those who did not see it on Friday night. We see Orton and Hunter eventually battle after DiBiase and Rhodes fought with Hunter.

Randy says that Cole might call it a violation, but he calls it restraint because he could have finished it off right there. He could have kicked Hunter in the head like Hunter’s father in law and brother in law. He could have RKOed Hunter like his wife. Orton says that he is proud of his self control so he can have his match at Wrestlemania. He says that Hunter will even be on Raw tonight because of pride. Orton says that he is running just enough so Hunter can defend his title. Cole asks Randy if he can ask him some more questions throughout the night. Randy says that he is going to be at home with his wife watching the main event.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the Slam of the Week: The post match pandemonium which saw Maryse attack Melina.

The rest of the women in the company are at ringside for this match. I wonder if there will be a lumberjack match?

Match Number Two: Maryse versus Melina in a Champion versus Champion non-title Match
They each try for kicks but miss. Melina with a kick that takes Maryse down. Maryse misses an enzuigiri. Melina is sent outside and Melina is sent back into the ring by the Smackdown women. Maryse with a modified camel clutch and then she sits back to stretch Melina’s back. Melina slaps Maryse and then Maryse pulls Melina’s hair. Melina with a seated splash and a hair take down. Melina with a forearm and then she puts Maryse on the turnbuckles and stomps on the chest. Melina misses a charge into the corner and Maryse pulls Melina to the mat and Maryse gets the three count.
Winner: Maryse

After the match, Rosa gets into the ring and Beth tries to hold her back. All of the women come into the ring and they have a standoff until Rosa goes after Maryse. Things have broken down and instead of being brand loyal, we have the faces in the ring while the heels are on the floor.

We take a look back at the contract signing from Friday’s Smackdown. We see vintage jealousy between husband and wife.

We go to commercial.

We are back with this week’s Wrestlemania History Recap of Wrestlemania VI in Toronto.

The official contract signing table with contract signing chairs and contract signing carpet are in the ring with Vickie Guerrero. Before the contract signing, Vickie has an announcement. She says that there will be a twenty-five Diva Battle Royale with Divas from all three brands and from the past. The winner will be the first Ms. Wrestlemania.

It is time for the official contract signing for the World Title. Out first is the challenger, Big Show. Out next is the champion, Edge and he kisses his wife before we get to the signing.

Vickie tells them to take a seat at the table. Edge tells Vickie that before they continue, he has something to say. Edge tells Show that they said a lot of harsh things last week but this week’s Wrestlemania moment was from Wrestlemania VI and he was in the crowd to watch the Ultimate Warrior face Hulk Hogan. Edge says that he knows that Show is better than The Warrior and he knows that he is far better than Hulk Hogan. Edge says that they have the chance to have an epic and historic match at Wrestlemania. Edge says that he does not care if the fans like them but they are the top two stars in the WWE. He suggests that they put the past in the past and work towards creating history at Wrestlemania. Edge signs the contract.

Show says that he is glad to hear what Edge had to say and he agrees with him 100 percent. Show signs the contract. Edge and Show shake hands.

They are interrupted by Mr. Orange Sash, John Cena. Edge wants to know what Cena is doing here because it is official and Cena is not in the match. Cena wonders why Vickie did not tell him. Cena wants to know which one of them will tell Edge. Edge says that it does not matter and he tells Show that they should get this leech out of the ring. Vickie stops them and she says that she invited Cena to come out. Vickie says that it was only fair for the fans to let John Cena compete for the title at Wrestlemania. Show wants to know what Vickie is thinking because it does not matter since he is the number one contender. Cena says that they need to tell the truth. Cena says that he interrupted the contract signing not because he does not like Show or Edge because he does not like them. Cena says that he needed to tell Vickie something. He told Vickie that he loves her. Cena says that this could get a bit weird because they might be legally married. Cena says that he cannot control who he falls in love with. Cena says that he wants two things, the World Title and Vickie Guerrero. Cena says that he loves Vickie and he says that he will see Show and Edge at Wrestlemania.

Edge tells Cena that he does not love Vickie because he is using her for the shot at Wrestlemania. He tells Vickie that she is going to rip up the contract. Cena admits that he does not love Vickie. He says that the sight of her makes him sick. Cena says that he told Vickie that he had some friends in his home town. Cena said that he knows the guy who runs the security camera.

We go to footage of Show and Vickie and their forbidden love that must stay hidden from Edge until after Wrestlemania. Vickie tells Show that she hopes he wins at Wrestlemania.

Cena tells Vickie that she has some splaining to do. Edge wants Vickie to look him in the face.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the WWE Rewind: Chris Jericho attacking Jimmy Snuka on last week’s Raw in Jericho’s Pit.

Match Number Three: Chris Jericho versus Kofi Kingston in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
They lock up and Jericho with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Kofi with leap frogs and a leaping back elbow and arm drag followed by a drop kick. Kofi jumps to the turnbuckles and punches Jericho but Jericho with a power bomb for a near fall.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Jericho with a version of a cobra clutch on Kofi. We see footage of Jericho hitting a springboard drop kick on Kofi during commercial. Back to live action and Kofi hits a jumping clothesline followed by a clothesline and a cross body but the momentum puts Jericho on top for a near fall. Kofi sends Jericho to the mat but Jericho blocks the Boop Boop Leg Drop and tries for the Walls of Jericho but Kofi powers out of the attempt. Jericho with a bulldog to Kingston and then Jericho misses the Lionsault when Kofi moves. Kofi hits the Boop Boop Leg Drop for a two count. Kofi tries for the spinning heel kick and Jericho puts Kingston in the Walls of Jericho. Kofi tries to make it to the ropes but Jericho pulls him into the center of the ring.

Ric Flair’s music plays and he comes out and Kofi gets to the ropes. While Jericho snarls at Flair, Kingston recovers and hits the spinning heel kick for the three count.
Winner: Kofi Kingston

It is time to return to Randy Orton in St. Louis and Cole wants to know why Orton is not in Jacksonville. Orton says that he is not afraid of Triple H, he is afraid of what he would do to Triple H if he was there. Orton says that he is not always in control of his actions, but he is showing restraint tonight. That is the only reason why he is not in Jacksonville tonight. Orton says that he will enjoy the main event. We go to commercial.

We are back and did you know that the WWE Universe owns Facebook members?

Todd Grisham is with Chris Jericho and Chris says that he is angry with Ric Flair for taking away his Wrestlemania moment. He wants his Wrestlemania moment next week and he challenges Ric Flair to face him on Raw. It is his chance to be in the spotlight one more time to hear the cheers of the hypocrites one more time. Chris says that the story of Ric Flair will end next week.

We have a new member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2009 to join Ricky Steamboat, Terry Funk, Dory Funk Junior, Steve Austin, and Bill Watts. That man is Koko B. Ware. He will be inducted by the Honky Tonk Man.

Match Number Four: Rey Mysterio, Christian, and Finlay with Hornswoggle versus Kane, John Morrison, and The Miz
Christian and Miz start things off and they lock up with Miz with a side head lock. Christian with a spinning heel kick and Christian with a drop toe hold into the ropes. Christian with an inverted DDT for a near fall. Kane tags in and Christian with a punch. Kane with an Irish whip but he charges into a boot. Christian tries for a sunset flip but Kane picks him up and throws Christian into the corner followed by an elbow and a power slam for a near fall. Morrison tags in and he connects with a European uppercut and a kick to the head. Miz tags in and they hit a double gutbuster for a near fall. Miz with a reverse chin lock.

Christian with punches but Miz with an Irish whip but Christian moves out of the way and Christian kicks him in the head. Morrison and Finlay tag in and Finlay with a clothesline and a forearm to Kane on the apron. Finlay with more clotheslines to Morrison and then Miz kicks Finlay. Finlay pulls Miz into the ring and he hits a double clothesline before tagging in Mysterio. Mysterio with a seated splash on Miz and then he hits a springboard cross body on Morrison. Morrison with an Irish whip but Rey moves on the charge. Rey with a super rana and he gets a two count. Miz misses a clothesline in the corner. Rey with a drop kick that sends Morrison into the ropes. Kane grabs Rey and sets for a choke slam. Christian and Finlay take care of Kane. Rey sends Morrison into the ropes again and Rey with a 619 followed by a springboard rana for the three count.
Winners: Rey Mysterio, Christian, and Finlay

Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes are walking in the back as they discuss strategy for their match against Triple H.

We go to commercial.

We are back and the big news is that Undertaker and Shawn Michaels are going to be on the same side of the ring against John Bradshaw Layfield. . . and Vladimir Kozlov.

Did you know that John Cena will be in a movie where he plays a man whose wife is kidnapped?

Match Number Five: Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase versus Triple H
Hunter’s music plays and he does not come out. Lillian introduces Hunter one more time. It is the same song and the same result. Rhodes and DiBiase want to know where he is and the referee calls the match a forfeit.
Winners: Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes

Randy Orton wants the music cut and Orton says that nobody should be smiling. He says that Hunter let everyone down. Hunter let him down and he says that he gave Hunter too much credit. Orton says that he is taking this personally. Since he did not show up on Raw tonight, he will not be showing up at Wrestlemania. Orton says that he will put Hunter with his family in the hospital. There is a knock at the door and Orton tells his wife to get it, but then Orton remembers that he is not related to Sting so he tells his Wife to stop. Hunter breaks into Orton’s house using GameHammer. Hunter looks for Orton and he only finds random people who are not Randy Orton. Hunter finds Randy’s wife and he wants to know where Randy is. Hunter continues to go through the house and he encounters more people who are not Randy Orton. Hunter goes upstairs and then he hears someone going for a door so he returns to the first floor. Randy has a golf club but Hunter stops him. They fight in the living room and then Hunter sends Orton into the wall. Hunter throws Orton out of the window where we conveniently have a clean transition. The police arrive as Hunter punches Orton. The cops check on Orton as he tells them that Hunter broke into their house and he wants them to arrest him. On second thought, Orton goes after Hunter while they are putting him in the police car.

We go to credits.

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

We start off with a look back at last week’s episode of NXT including the tension between David Otunga and R Truth.

We are live from Seattle, Washington and your announcers are Michael ‘Supersonics’ Cole and Josh ‘Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs’ Mathews with your host Matt ‘Frasier Crane wasn’t verbose enough’ Striker.

Matt Striker reminds us of the concept for NXT and the rules.

We see footage from the non title match last night on Raw featuring R Truth and The Miz.

Match Number One: R Truth and David Otunga versus The Miz and Daniel Bryan

Before the match starts, The Miz has a pep talk for his rookie. He tells Bryan that he is 0 and two and hasn’t proven himself to anyone, especially the pros. Miz points out that he was jumped on Monday so this match is important. He tells Bryan that if he is pinned tonight, that he will make sure that Daniel never achieves his goal of becoming a WWE Superstar and he will have him thrown off NXT.

Bryan and Truth start things off and Bryan offers his hand but Truth dances instead. They lock up and Bryan works on the arm but Truth with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Truth blocks a hip toss and hits a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Otunga tags in and they hit a double shoulder tackle and Otunga gets a near fall. Otunga works on the arm and then he tags Truth back into the match. Truth with a kick to the arm but Bryan with European uppercuts. Truth with a clothesline and then he clotheslines Bryan over the top rope to the floor. Miz misses and he goes to the floor. Otunga sends Truth over the top rope for a plancha and we go to commercial.

We are back and Bryan has Truth in a Dragon sleeper. We see footage from the commercial break when Miz berated Bryan and then Miz kicked the ropes and Truth hit the mat hard. Back to live action and Bryan with a rear chin lock. Truth with elbows and a punch but Bryan with a knee to the midsection. Miz yells at Bryan and tags in. Miz with a front face lock. Miz turns it into a cravate and then he keeps Truth from making the tag. Truth with a sunset flip for a near fall and then Miz hits a clothesline and he punches Truth. Miz chokes Truth in the ropes but then he misses a splash in the ropes and Truth tries to make the tag. Miz keeps Truth from making the tag and then Truth kicks Miz away and Otunga tags in and hits clothesline and a back elbow. Otunga with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Otunga with a power slam and Bryan makes the save. Miz hot shots Otunga and Bryan makes the tag and hits a missile drop kick and then he kicks Otunga in the chest. Otunga tries for a spinebuster or something else but Bryan with a heel hook and Otunga tries to escape the hold but Miz makes the tag. Miz yells at Bryan and slaps him. Bryan and Miz push each other and Truth interferes and hits Miz with a leg lariat and Otunga with a spinebuster for the three count.
Winners: David Otunga and R Truth

Bryan leaves the ring without his mentor.

Miz yells at Bryan and tells him that he makes him a star. Miz continues to yell at Bryan and Bryan wants a piece of Miz.

We go to comments from Heath Slater and he says that you have to be ready for anything and he was caught by surprise last week when Carlito spit his apple in his face. We see the footage and Slater’s comments. Slater says that isn’t cool and if he had an apple, he would have thrown it at his face instead of taking a bite and spitting it in his face. Slater says that Carlito better watch out.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Matt Striker wants to know if Miz let Daniel Bryan down by losing after his ultimatum. Miz says that he is the Unified Tag Champion and United States Champion. Bryan says that every tag team partner that Miz had carried him. Miz tells Bryan that he is the pro and the talent of every team he is in. Bryan wants to know if Miz is so talented, why did he lose.

Cole and Josh talk about the situation between Miz and Bryan. Now it is time for a video package on Justin Gabriel.

Justin says that people call him the poster boy and he wonders why. He says that his father was a wrestler in Africa. He mentions that he played rugby. He says that he has a hybrid style that is a mix of the British and Japanese style. He says that he doesn’t see himself failing. He says that it is an inspiration to be the first South African in this spot.

Matt Hardy and Justin Gabriel are in the locker room. Matt points out that Justin is the first rookie of NXT to beat a pro. Justin asks Matt if he would have done anything differently.

Chris Jericho and Wade Barrett enter and Jericho says that Justin did good last week, but not good enough because Wade will beat him. Jericho reminds Gabriel that he is the best in the world and to put two and two together.

Wade points out that last week he beat Daniel Bryan last week in under three minutes and Bryan is the fan favorite.

Matt tells Chris that his guy is going to beat Chris’ guy. We have an awkward stare down.

Match Number Two: Heath Slater with Christian versus Carlito with Michael Tarver

Before the match, Carlito tells Heath that he heard what Heath said about last week. Carlito says that Heath should be honored about what happened last week and he says that Heath should be begging him to spit in his face again.

Carlito bites his apple and then he stands in Slater’s face but Slater ducks the spit and then he punches Carlito. Carlito with a back elbow and the referee holds him off. We go to commercial.

We are back and Carlito with an arm bar. We see the footage from before the commercial. Slater backs Carlito into the corner and then Carlito kicks Slater after a break. Carlito slaps Slater and then Carlito charges at Slater and he sends Carlito over the top rope to the floor. Carlito returns to the ring and he punches Slater in the corner. Carlito with an Irish whip but Slater moves when Carlito charges into the corner. Slater with punches and a kick but Carlito with a boot to the head for a near fall. Carlito with a rear chin lock and a forearm to the back. Carlito throws Slater over the top rope but Slater lands on the apron. Slater with a shoulder and he tries for a sunset flip but Carlito holds on to the ropes. Carlito has some words for Christian before returning to Slater and he stretches Slater and works on his back. Carlito with a knee and shoulders in the corner. Christian provides some advice to Slater and Slater moves when Carlito charges into the corner. Slater with a clothesline and back elbow followed by a flapjack for a near fall. Carlito with a sit out spinebuster. Carlito looks for his apple and Christian takes it and tosses it to Tarver. Carlito sets for the lungblower but Slater with a jackknife cover for a two count. Carlito with a rollup but Slater rolls through and gets the three count.
Winner: Heath Slater

After the match, Christian and Slater celebrate in the ring.

It is time for a Darren Young video package. He says that this is his dream, chance, and destiny. He says that he was ecstatic to be a part of NXT. He says that he has worked so hard to get where he is and now he needs to capitalize on it. He says that he has an open attitude when he comes to the ring. He says that he is here to entertain. He talks about growing up and being a fan of Ricky Steamboat and Shawn Michaels. Darren says that nobody is going to stop him from achieving his dream.

We go to CM Punk with Serena and Luke Gallows. Punk wonders if their involvement has led to Darren’s win last week. Darren says that he understands Punk’s lifestyle but he wants to be able to live his own life. Punk has Serena and Luke tell Darren who the pro and rookie are. Darren says that you can follow Straight Edge and succeed or try to do it your own way. Punk leaves with Serena and Luke as Darren stands in the back and we go to commercial.

We are back with the Raw Rebound.

Match Number Three; Wade Barrett with Chris Jericho versus Justin Gabriel with Matt Hardy

Barrett with a kick and punch but Gabriel lands on his feet on a hip toss and gets a leg sweep. Barrett catches Gabriel off the turnbuckles and then connects with shoulders to the back and punches him. Barrett stretches Gabriel in the ropes. Barrett goes to the apron and drops Gabriel on the top rope and gets a near fall. Barrett with a seated abdominal stretch. Gabriel kicks Barrett in the head and then Gabriel with a spin kick and a discus punch. Barrett catches Gabriel but Gabriel with a sunset flip for a near fall. Barrett with a slingshot back breaker for a near fall. Barrett with slams to Gabriel as he continues to work on Gabriel’s back. Barrett puts Gabriel on the top turnbuckle but Gabriel with forearms that knock Barrett to the mat. Gabriel hits the 450 Splash for the three count.
Winner: Justin Gabriel

After the match, Jericho throws Hardy out of the ring and then he hits a Codebreaker on Gabriel. Jericho tells Barrett to come into the ring and Jericho puts Gabriel in the Walls of Jericho and Gabriel taps despite it not being a match.

2010 - Wrestler's Rescue announced the following after many, many months of putting together an insurance program for professional wrestlers and their families:

WRESTLERS RESCUE ASSOCIATION NOW OFFERING INSURANCE PROGRAMS

Wrestler's Rescue is now offering coverage to all current and retired professional wrestlers, indie wrestlers and fans via our association, with a variety of packages tailored to each individual.

Our silver membership, which is available to indie wrestlers and fans, includes a Wrestler's Rescue discount prescription card, a bi-annual newsletter, preferred membership status with our travel agency and a free 8x10 color photo of one of our stars. Upon the first anniversary of your membership, you will also receive a $25 merchandise discount to put toward Wrestler's Rescue and a Wrestler's Rescue t-shirt. (Our gold members have access to upgrade their membership to the silver level, which provides dental and prescription insurance.)

Our gold dental membership, which is available to all current and retired professional wrestlers, indie wrestlers and fans, includes everything listed above in the silver package plus WorldDoc online health decision support, a pre-paid MasterCard and dental insurance.

Our gold prescription membership includes everything listed above in the silver package plus WorldDoc online health decision support, a pre-Paid MasterCard and prescription insurance. Of course, you may purchase both programs for their respective needs.

Our platinum membership, which is eligible for all current and retired professional wrestlers and their immediate families (parents & siblings), includes a Wrestler's Rescue discount prescription card; a bi-annual newsletter, preferred member status with our travel agency, WorldDoc online health decision support, a pre-paid MasterCard and a t-shirt. This association plan benefit gives you access to the following coverage: major medical health insurance, disability insurance, supplemental insurance, optional dental insurance, optional prescription insurance.

All of the above services are available to both active and retired wrestlers that have worked in any of the territories or have had/has a contract with any of the companies.

We are also pleased to announce the debut of Wrestler's Rescue free discount prescription card; every time it is used, 25 cents is donated back to support our cause. The cards are available to both wrestlers and fans. You may order or download one from the web site.

Alumni are those who have donated items or personal services to Wrestler's Rescue; you are eligible for our membership for a specific amount of years according to the value of the item donated.

If you have donated an item worth $25 - $74, you are eligible for one year; if you have donated an item worth $75 - $199, you are eligible for two years; if you have donated an item worth $200 or more, you are eligible for three years. If you have made a personal appearance at a Wrestler's Rescue event, you are eligible for five years.

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 2011 - WWE began filming the resurrected Tough Enough series for the USA Network in California.

2011 - Hulk Hogan began filming material for the TruTV series Micro Championship Wrestling.

2011 - Jeff Hardy announced he had married his longtime girlfriend Beth.

2012 - Jerry Lynn announces that he intends to retire at the end of the year, although that is eventually pushed to March 2013 to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of his in-ring debut.  The announcement comes during Pro Wrestling Syndicate's Supercard 2012 event.  Mike Johnson filed the following live coverage:

We are live in Rahway, NJ at the Rahway Recreation Center for PWS Supercard 2012.

Pre-show notes: Sid Vicious is not here.  I believe Jay Lethal will be replacing him against Matt Hardy, which is a far better match....Balls Mahoney is also here, but was not advertised....They held a pre-show match where The Big O of Zack Ryder's online show won a multi-man bout....Marty Jannetty and Ox Baker were among those signing during the two hour pre-show signing session.

Pat Buck came out and thanked everyone for coming but said that he wanted to be honest with everyone because it's his first show.  He announced that Sid Vicious called him at 10 AM to tell him his wallet was stolen at a deli so he missed his 6 AM flight and wouldn't be there.   He said that Sid had a bad business track record, so he called Sid's cell phone and let the Arena boo him.  He then gave out Sid's number over the mic.  Somewhere, Dennis Coraluzzo is cracking up.  Buck said that they have booked three extra names to make up for Sid no showing and thanked everyone again for coming.

Pete Rosenberg from Hot 97, who's had some great interviews, is doing commentary.

Balls Mahoney vs. Marty Jannetty - Falls Count Anywhere match

Mahoney has lost a LOT of weight.  He got a big reaction coming out.  Jannetty got a nice reaction coming out to the old Rockers theme song.  They hugged when Jannetty got into the ring. 

Mahoney said that he's known Marty forever and that they can put on a wrestling clinic to blow everyone else away, but that's not what people want to see.  He asked the crowd if they wanted to see a Falls Count Anywhere match.  Jannetty asked the crowd if that's what they wanted and said if Balls really wants it, then cracked Balls with a right hand.

Jannetty worked over Balls, who came back with a series of right hands, finally laying out Jannetty.    They went right to the floor, where Balls nailed Jannetty with a drink from the first row.   Jannetty nailed Balls and whipped him into the guard rail, then DDT'd Balls on the floor.

Jannetty grabbed Balls' chair when they returned to the ring and Balls dared him to hit him in the head with it.   Jannetty drilled him over the head with it and Balls staggered, stunned.  Jannetty drilled him with a superkick for a two count.  Balls then rolled up Jannetty from behind and hooked the tights, scoring the pin.

Your winner, Balls Mahoney!

Mahoney began puking outside the ring after the match.  He started to say something on the mic but I couldn't make it out.  I don't know what happened but obviously Mahoney got sick.  He was apologizing to the crowd as he left.

This was over before it really kicked off and man, what a strange combination for a bout.  These were two of the underadvertised stars.

Brett Gayika vs. CJ Esparza

These guys are from the Illinois area and usually team as Zero Gravity.

They went back and forth with some hot moves early.  Esparza went for a dive but was nailed with a forearm and slammed on the apron.   Gayika hit a crazy tope out of the ring, then followed it up with a leaping clothesline for a two count.

Esparza went for a shooting star press but missed it.   He recovered and went for a springboard and was nailed in mid-air.  He landed on the top rope and was hit with the Flux Capacitor by Gayika for the pin.

Your winner, Brett Gayika!

Real crazy balls to wall highspots match.  I had never seen either of these guys before but they worked like they were trying to make their names.  The crowd really got behind them too.

They shook hands and hugged after the match.

Eddie Kingston vs. Kevin Matthews

Matthews is a former developmental talent.  They did some back and forth talking on the mic then brawled out of the ring.  They brawled over to the table I am set up (this seems to be happening more and more these days!) and the battled up into the bleachers before heading back towards the ring.

Kingstyon cut off Matthews on the top rope and nailed a superplex.  Kingston ducked a clothesline and nailed a kick to the gut, followed by a Northern Lights suplex for a two count.  The crowd began chanting for Kingston.  He went for the spinning backhand but Matthews blocked it and drilled him with Last Rites for a two count.

Kingston fired back but Devon Moore and another wrestler in a Michael Myers mask hit the ring.  DQ city.

Your winner, Eddie Kingston!

The three of them worked over Kingston and laid him out.  A heavyset fan in the front row was so upset he ripped off his shirt and started dancing to mock them.  I love indy wrestling.

Fun brawl!

PWS Tri-State champion Tony Nese vs. Alex Reynolds

Nese is the TNA star you never see on TV.  Reynolds is one of the top guys in NYWC.  How he hasn't gotten picked up yet I don't know.

They locked up and Reynolds backed Nese to the ropes.  The referee told them to break but he instead shoved Nese in the face.  Nese went after him with forearms.   They went back and forth until Nese hit a spinning kick.  He was sent into the ropes but came back with a flying bodypress.  Reynolds went to the foor.  Nese went for a dive but Reynolds returned to the ring.  Nese flipped him out back to the floor and nailed a tope through the ropes.

On the floor, Nese worked over Reynolds with chops before tossing him back in and nailing a double springboard moonsault for a two count.  Nese missed a charge in the corner.  Reynolds went for a DVDR but Nese landed on his feet.  Reynolds kicked him out of the ring and hit a dive off the top to the floor.  Great stuff so far.

Back in the ring, Reynolds worked over Nese and whipped him hard into the buckles.  He locked on an armbar, working over Nese.  Nese mounted a comeback but was cut off.  He pulled a hard kick out of nowhere to daze Reynolds.  Nese charged him but was kicked hard by Reynolds with both legs to take him down for a two count.

Reynolds went to the top but was nailed by Nese, who then hit a top rope Frankensteiner for a two count.  They began battling back and forth in the center.  Nese drilled him with a hard kick and a spinkick.  Reynolds staggered in the corner.  Nese nailed him with a series of hard kicks and a running knee for a two count    Reynolds mounts a comeback but missed a springboard dive. 

They went into a fabulous sequence of back and forth running leaping kicks and reversals that brought the house down, leading to a "This is awesome" chant. Reynolds tied Nese upside down in the corner and went to the top.  Nese reached up and suplexed him back down into the ring while still hanging upside down.

Nese nailed a 450 splash off the top for the pin.

Your winner and still PWS Tri-State champion, Tony Nese!

GREAT match!  Absolutely phenomenal stuff here from bell to bell.

There was a four way tag but I had to reboot but missed most of it.  It was mostly younger workers who were getting ring experience.

Matt Hardy vs. Jay Lethal

Lethal came out to Sid's music, wearing a leather vest and doing his mannerims and his entrance.  Hardy cracked up and applauded.  They announced him as Psycho Sid.  The crowd chanted, "Lethal Justice."  That's pretty damn funny.  Lethal did a parody of a Sid blooper where he messed up and asked to do another take, only to be told they were on live TV.

Lethal kicked Hardy in the gut and went for the powerbomb but was backdropped over.  He went to the floor and walked around the ring.   They locked up in the ring and Lethal backed Hardy into the ropes and broke clean, continuing to do the Sid mannerisms.

They locked up again and this time Hardy backed him into the corner.   Some fans started chanting. "DUI" at Hardy but they were drowned out by fans chanting for Hardy.   Lethal then started doing his Flair mannerisms, which got a huge pop.

They went into Flair sequences with Hardy shoulderblocking Lethal down and Lethal selling it shocked in the corner.   They locked up again and Lethal was backdropped over.  They went back and forth until Lethal morphed back into himself, nailing the handspring elbow.

Hardy grabbed Lethal in a submission but Lethal ran Hardy into the buckles to break free.  He locked on the figure four but Hardy grabbed the ropes.  Lethal worked over Hardy and went for the flying elbow but Hardy rolled out of the way.  He nailed Lethal with the Twist of Fate and pinned him.

Your winner, Matt Hardy!

Hardy got a big reaction coming out but was mostly booed after winning since it was Lethal's home building.  He raised Lethal's hand after and asked for the mic.   Hardy told Lethal that Rahway appreciates you and thanks for showing up, taking a shot at Sid.

The match was solid and the silliness was entertaining.  Hardy has obviously been working to get back into shape and looked good in the ring.  Lethal is just awesome as a worker right now.

Amazing Red vs AR Fox vs Brian XL vs Devon Moore vs Gran Akuma vs Samuray Del Sol vs Zema Ion

This was billed as a Suicidal Six way.

Moore and Akuma started off.  Moore worked him over but Akuma came back, sending Moore to the outside.  Del Sol entered the fray and sent Akuma to the outside.  Fox and Sol faced off and went back and forth trying for a waistlock.  Del Sol did some awesome moves off the ropes to avoid Fox.  They went back and forth until Sol was knocked to the floor and Fox did a running flip off the ringpost into a moonasault.

They allowed Red and XL to enter the bout and battle back and forth.   They exchanged deep armdrags and then faced off.   XL went for a springboard on Red, then changed his mind and moonsaulted to the floor on everyone battling on the outside.

This set up an incredible twisting dive for Del Sol.   Akuma avoided a charge from Sol and nailed a rana out of the corner.  The crowd was all over Akuna, chanting "Gillberg" at him.   Red tagged in and chopped away at Akuma.  Akuma came back with a tilowhirl backbreaker.  Red used a spinning headscissors to take down Akuma.

XL and Fox entered the fray, battling back and forth with forearms.  Del Sol drilled Fox, sending him to the floor.  Akuma began working him over with kicks.  Del Sol nailed a standing Acid Drop on Akuma, scoring the pin.

Akuma has been eliminated.

They went into a crazy flurry of moves until Del Sol was pinned with a Devon Moore brainbuster. 

Fox went nuts with crazy flying offense including a leaping cannonball in the corner on Moore.  Fox went to the top but was cut off by Red and XL, who nailed him with the Spanish Fly, pinning Fox.

Moore grabbed XL for a Perfectplex for a two count.   Red rolled him up and pinned Moore.

It was down to Red and XL at the end.  They battled on the apron and went back and forth with lots of nice sequences.  Red came off the top with a big double stomp for the pin.

Your winner, The Amazing Red!

Entertaining spotfest.  Del Sol is something to see.  Really increidble flier.

Devon Moore and Kevin Matthews attacked XL and worked him over, mad that he eliminated Moore.  Red grabbed a chair and warded them off.

Smith James vs.  One Warrior Nation

James is a Taz dojo student.  OWN is well, not Warrior, although he pretends to be.  He came out with a WCW World title replica.  The crowd chanted for Papa Shango, who was signing earlier tonight.

Not-Warrior began badly shaking the ropes.  Like, really, you can't even do THAT?  James attacked him from behind and worked him over.  He slammed Not-Warrior for a two count and then began working over his back with axehandles.  Smith covered him for another two count.

James cinched in a rear chinlock and not-Warrior began mounting a comeback to the apathy of the audience.  James cut him off and jumped down on Not-Warrior's back.  Not-Warrior began to mount a comeback and nailed a leaping shoulderblock while rebounding off the ropes.

James backed off, then sent Not-Warrior into the buckles before putting the boots to him.   He began running Not-Warrior into the buckles.  The crowd began chanting for Cena and catcalling.  Smith began slamming OWN into the buckles but he no sold it and began firing back.

Smith cut him off but was caught with a clothesline in the corner.  Not-Warrior teased doing the slam but James kicked him and slammed him.  He missed a splash, allowing Not-Warrior to hit the work splash in the history of wrestling.

Your winner, One Warrior Nation!

James stole the front plate of the replica belt and walked out with it.

Poor James.  That's my only comment.

The building booed the Warrior wanna-be out of the building as he left.

PWS Tag Team champions The Long Rangers (John Silver and Pat Buck) vs. The Powers of Pain

Yes, it's The Warlord and The Barbarian!  The Powers of Pain attacked the champs and tossed Buck to the outside.  Silveer tried to fight off Barbarian but was pressed and dropped atop the turnbuckles, then nailed with a side slam for a two count.   Buck tagged in and charged the Warlord but was shoulderblocked down.

Warlord and Buck locked up but Warlord shoved him down to the mat and posed.  He driled Buck hard in trhe corner but missed a running charge.  Buck grabbed an armwringer and worked him over, then tagged Silver, who came off the ropes with an axehandle.  He locked on an armwringer, but being so small, Warlord easily slammed him.

Barbarian tagged in and continued working over Silver.  Warlord tagged in and powerbombed Silver hard.  Buck tried to rally Silver but the Powers continued to wreck him.  Barbarian viciously powerbombed Silver down.  The crowd chanted for another.  Buck's facial expressions as the concerned partner on the apron were really good.  Silver ate another powerbomb.

Barbarian went to the ropes for an elbow but Silver moved out of the way.   Silver tagged Buck, who worked over the Powers with forearms and shots, but was soon overwhelmed by the duo.   He ducked a clothesline and went for a double clothesline, to no effect.  He then went to chokeslam both but they stopped him and chokeslammed him.

The Powers then laid out the referee.

They declared it a  no contest.

Warlord destroyed Silver with a no contest then asked the fans if they wanted some more.  A manager (didn't catch his name) asked where the competition was.  He praised them as one of the greatest teams of all time.

Match was OK for what it was.  Powers still look impressive as hell physically and Silver can take a hell of a beating.

Jerry Lynn vs. Dan Maff.

They shook hands before the bell and faced off.   They locked up and Maff forced Lynn into the corner.   He broke clean.  They locked up again and this time Maff was forced into the corner.  They broke clean again.  They locked up a third time  and Lynn grabbed a side headlock.  There were some ECW chants for Lynn.  Maff reversed it and took Lynn down with a headlock takeover.  He forced Lynn's shoulders to the mat but Lynn escaped and went for a head scissors.  Maff escaped but was caught in a side headlock takedown.  He grabbed Lynn in head scissors.  Lynn slipped out and went back to the headlock.  Nice, fluid stuff.

Maff drilled Lynn with a shoulderblock but Lynn leapt right back to his feet and they faced off.  Lynn grabbed a waistlock but Maff reversed it.  Lynn slipped out and grabbed a side headlock, taking Maff right back down to the mat with a takeover.  Maff sent Lynn into the ropes but Lynn ducked a clothesline and nailed a leg sicssors takeover, then cinched in an armbar.

Maff backed Lynn up to the ropes and sent him across the ring but Lynn faked him out and Maff went to the floor.  Lynn hit a flip dive off the apron to the floor.   Back in the ring, Lynn tried to whip Maff into the corner but the whip was reversed.  Lynn kicked off a charge but when he charged himself, Maff sent him into the air and for a flapjack.  Lynn was covered for a two count.

Maff locked in a side headlock but Lynn elbowed his way out of it.  Lynn went for a crucifix then turned it into a sunset flip for a two count.  Maff pressed Lynn but was caught with a Mexican armdrag for a near fall.  Lynn called for the cradle piledriver but Maff ran him backwards into the turnbuckles.  Lynn went down hurting and Maff drilled him with a running cannonball for a two count.

Maff went for the Burning Hammer but Lynn escaped.  Lynn moved out of the way of a Mafia kick and they went back and forth.  Maff nailed a kick to the head and went for a back senton splash but Lynn got his knees up.  Maff looked like he was hurt there.  Lynn went for the cradle piledriver but Maff backdropped him and held on.  He covered Lynn and for the pin.

Your winner, Dan Maff!

The match was OK but never seemed to get out of second gear as Maff seemed to get hurt.

Lynn took the mic after the bout. He announced that due to injuries, this year was going to be his last year in wrestling.  He said that he wanted everyone to give Maff a round of applause because he hurt his back and kept going.   He said that's an example of how dangerous the business is.  Lynn said that he's been in the business 24 years and he wants to go out on his terms.  The place chanted for Lynn but he asked them to chant for Danny.

The Sheik (with Abdullah the Butcher) vs. Masada (with Ox Baker)

Masada was a substitute for Necro Butcher.   He works Big Japan, Urban Wrestling and CZW.  Sheik is the former Joey Machete from Florida who won the NWA title last year.  Abby didn't come out to ringside but was here signing earlier.  He can hardly move so really, I can't blame him.

The Sheik attacked Masada immediately, choking him with the turban Sheik wore to the ring.  He sent Masada to the floor.  They battled on the floor.   Sheik nailed him with a double thrust to the throat.  Masada was tossed back into the ring.  Sheik began launching chairs into the ring from the crowd. 

Sheik returned to the ring.  He and Masada each brandished chairs and battled with them.  Sheik through a chair into Masada's face.  Masada drilled him with a leaping forearm and Sheik went to the floor.  Masada hit a tope to the floor.   Masada began beating him with a chair in the front row.  Sheik came back with a running clothesline, sending Masada over the railing into the crowd.

They brawled all over the building, trashing merchandise tables.    They set up a table at ringside.  Sheik was set up on it and Masada did a flip dive over the top onto the table.   The crowd began chanting for fire.  Such upstanding souls.  

Back in the ring, Sheik wedged a chair in between the turnbuckles.  He and Masada battled back and forth.  Sheik went for a suplex and snapped Masada over, covering him for a two count.   Sheik went to use a spike but Masada fought him off.  Sheik whipped him into the chair in the corner.  Masada went for a sunset flip but the Sheik spiked him, busting him open.

The Sheik began spiking Masada in the head, then suplexed him over.   They battled over a suplex on a chair and Masada got the better of it.  Masada covered him for a two count.  Masada dropkicked Sheik and small packaged him for a two count.  Sheik drilled Masada and covered him for a two count.

Sheik began placing chairs next to each other and gave Masada a neckbreaker through the chairs.  The Sheik ripped at Masada's skull.   Sheik choked Masada against the ropes and tossed him into the buckles.   He grabbed Masada's legs to pull him out into a slam.  Masada rolled out and they battled on the floor some more.  Some in the crowd were chanting, "End this match."

The returned to the ring.  The Sheik locked him in a camel clutch.  Masada broke free and nailed a death valley driver through a chair for a two count.   Masada drilled Sheik with a chair but Sheik threw fire at him and covered Masada for the pin.

Your winner, The Sheik!

OK hardcore match.  They went a little too long as the crowd was getting restless.  Sheik deal is a great throwback gimmick.

They took a long time getting Masada out, treating it like a major league health scare.  He got a nice chant and round of applause as he left.

Reby Sky vs. Britney Savage vs. Spyra Andover.

Sky is Rebecca Reyes from Lucha Libre USA and Matt Hardy's girlfriend.  Savage is a regular for WSU and has appeared in LLUSA as well.  Andover is a heel who works here regularly.  She sat in the corner, demanding the others wrestle each other, so they went after her.  They had Reyes lock her in a chinlock while Savage rebounded off the ropes with a dropkick, an old Sabu/RVD spot.

Andover rolled out of the ring, leaving Sky and Savage to go back and forth.  They locked up and Sky took her down in a side headlock takeover.   Savage shoulderblocked her down.  They did some reversals.  It's clear Sky is still learning when it comes to the mechanics.  Savage drilled her in the corner and snapmared her over.  She went to rebound off the ropes but was tripped by Andover.

Andover returned to the ring and put the boots to Sky.   Savage slapped her and peppered her with forearms.   Savage nailed her with a leaping clothesline and whipped her into the corner.  She kicked the hell out of Andover in the corner.    Savage missed a leaping splash in the corner and was drilled with a right forearm.  Spyra stomped her out of the ring.  Savage returned with a shot to the mid-section.

Savage and Andover traded shots.  Some of Andover's looked light so Savage laid it in to make up for it.  Andover nailed an enziguri.  Sky returned to the ring for some clotheslines.  Andover worked her over in the corner with kicks.  The crowd was getting restless.    Andover beat her in the corner with shoulderblocks and right hands, then snapmared her over.  Sky snapped up and went for the Twist of Fate.  Andover ran her backwards into the corner and choked her with a boot.

Sky was caught with a double leg takedown and pinned byt Martinez caught Andover putting her legs on the ropes.  Andover drilled Savage.  Sky kicked her and nailed the Twist of Fate for the pin.

Your winner, Reby Sky!

They tried. Savage was the most impressive in the ring. Sky and Andover had moments where they looked good but they still need work. That only comes with experience.

Andover got into a shoving match with Martinez, leading to Love laying her out.

PWS champion Sami Callihan vs. Colt Cabana

Cabana tries to do his silliness but Callihan slaps him.  Cabana feigns sadness then fires back.  He drills Callihan with the Butt Butt for a two count, then unloads with a lot of offense.  Cabana celebrates but Callihan drills him from behind.  Cabana ends up on the apron, where Callihan drills him with a kick.

Cabana goes to the floor, where Sami murders him with a great looking dive.   Callihan charges and drills Cabana with a hard chop.   Cabana gets worked over on the floor but comes back with a clothesline sending Sami to the front row.  Back in the ring, Callihan worked over Colt but Cabana got his knees up with Sami went for his splash.

Sami missed a clothesline and Cabana nailed a moonsault for a two count.  He drilled Sami with the Flying A**hole for a two count.  Callihan came back with several hard strikes for a two count.   He went for the Stretch Muffler but Cabana turned the attempt into a pinfall combination attempt.

Callihan went to the ropes but Cabana nailed him.  Callihan battled back and went for a sunset flip off the ropes but Cabana held on,  Callihan powerbombed him down then locked him in the Stretch Muffler for the submission.

Your winner, Sami Callihan!

Solid main event.

Devon Moore hit the ring and attacked Callihan with the masked wrestler and Kevin Matthews.  Matthews kept Cabana at bay as they worked over Callihan.   They laid him out.  Matthews said that he told everyone.  He dared someone to come save Cabana and Callihan.  He said this is the Reality Check's building and title.  He dared anyone to come make the save but no one came.  Matthews said that he didn't think anyone would come.  

Jay Lethal finally hit the ring and chased them off with a chair.   Reality Check backed off and said that they didn't have a problem with Lethal.  Lethal then turned heel, laying out Callihan with the Lethal Combination.  He revealed a Reality Check t-shirt.  The masked men then unmasked to reveal The Amazing Red, also turning heel.  The show ended with the group raising their arms.

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

Teddy Long was in charge of Raw. What will happen when John Laurinaitis brings the man who drinks more coffee than is healthy for most humans to Smackdown?

We are live on tape from Uncasville, Connecticut and your announcers are Booker ‘Always bet on red when playing roulette’ T, Michael ‘Thank you for these blankets’ Cole, and Josh ‘Doubling down with three shows to do commentary’ Mathews.

We have cage lowering music as we see the arena and David Otunga is now your hostess and coffee drinker du jour to introduce John Laurinaitis.

John thanks David for the welcome and the board for giving him this opportunity. John says that he should run both shows and he will prove it tonight. Teddy Long never started off a show with a cage match or a cage match inside a steel cage.

 

Match Number One: Santino Marella versus Jack Swagger with Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero for the United States Champion in a Steel Cage Match

 

5:44 Santino avoids Swagger as he moves towards the corner. Swagger sends Santino into the corner and he punches him followed by knees to the head. Swagger with an Irish whip and Swagger with a belly-to-belly slam for a near fall. Swagger with elbows to the midsection and then he slaps Santino in the head. Swagger sends Santino into the cage and Swagger celebrates.

Swagger with a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Santino avoids a short arm clothesline and then he tries to climb the cage. Santino kicks Swagger away and then he tries for a cross body but Swagger catches Santino and runs Santino head first into the cage.

Santino swings wildly at Swagger and misses. Santino with punches followed by a split and hip toss followed by a diving head butt for a near fall. Santino gets the green sock and he hits Dolph in the hands as he tries to get into the cage from the floor. Swagger tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Santino hits Swagger with the cobra and both men are down.

The referee outside the cage sends Ziggler to the back.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Swagger with a knee to the midsection. Swagger takes Santino’s sock puppet but Santino with a rollup for a near fall. Santino with a sunset flip for a near fall. Swagger with a drop toe hold that sends Santino into the turnbuckles. Swagger with a double jump Swagger Bomb for a near fall.

Vickie yells some instructions to Swagger. Swagger climbs the cage but Santino falls and hits the ropes and Swagger is crotched. Santino gets a nar fall. Santino climbs to the top of the cage but Swagger stops Santino. Swagger slaps Santino but Santino with a head butt andSantino hits a tormado DDT. Santino crawls to the door but Swagger keeps Santino in the cage. Santino kicks Swagger away and Swagger applies the ankle lock on Santino as he pulls Santino back into the cage. Vickie grabs the cage door to hit Santino but Swagger’s head is in front of the cage door and Vickie does not look so she hits Swagger with the cage door.

 

Winner: Santino Marellla

 

After the match, Santino goes up the ramp and celebrates with Teddy Long.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we have a moments ago moment for the people who forgot that Santino is still the United States Champion.

John Laurinaitis and the Official Taster’s Choice of the WWE are in John’s office and David tells John to be calm. He tells John that the board is watching and John gave the Board a steel cage match.

There is a knock on the door and Teddy Long enters.

John tells Teddy that he gave his word last week that there would be a match between Kane and Aksana.

Teddy tells John that he can’t do that but John says that he can.

Teddy wants the difference pushed to the side, but John wonders why Teddy wants the differences pushed to the side after what Teddy did to John last week on Raw.

John says that he will not let bygones be bygones.

Teddy does not want Aksana put in harm’s way. John did not appreciate that Teddy did not say please.

Teddy says please and John says that he never got an apology for Teddy’s behavior last week.

Teddy apologizes.

John says that isn’t good enough and they need to settle it man to man in the ring tonight.

Teddy wants the match between Aksana and Kane called off if he wins. John says that if Teddy wins, Aksana will face Kane tonight. Teddy wants to make sure that he heard John right and John says that is the case . . . PLAYA.

Teddy leaves and David and John share a smile and then David drinks more coffee.

Forget what is happening on Smackdown, Shawn Michaels is the new guest referee for the Hell in a Cell Match.

We go to commercial.

We are reminded that Shawn will be confronted by the Undertaker on Raw as we go to commercial.

We are back and the most recent fired superstar (for storyline purposes) Drew McInytre makes his way to the ring and since he is fired, he is dressed to wrestle.

We see what happened last week when Drew lost to Justin Gabriel

Drew says that Teddy Long fired him last week. However, Drew says that he is here because of one man. That man is John Laurinaitis. John had the wisdom and good business sense to see that he is the future. Drew will get his job back if he can beat the hand picked opponent of John Laurinaitis.

Great Khali’s music plays and Drew cannot believe what is going on.

David Otunga comes out and in his soothing voice, tells the referee to hold on a minute. He tells Khali to have a seat at ringside. Otunga says that Khali is not in the match. Otunga introduces Drew’s official opponent.

Out comes Hornswoggle.

 

Match Number Two: Drew McIntyre versus Hornswoggle in a Drew gets one more chance to keep his job . . . this time we really mean it . . . unless he loses and we will do it again Match

 

Drew corners Hornswoggle but Hornswoggle goes through his legs. Drew grabs Hornswoggle and trips him. Drew with a slam and he pulls Hornswoggle’s head up at two. Drew with another slam and he pulls Hornswoggle up by the hair. Drew sets for another slam and he hits a back breaker. The referee stops the match before Drew can make the cover.

 

Winner: Drew McIntyre

 

After the match, Khali comes into the ring and he chops Drew in the head. Khali goes to check on Hornswoggle.

We go to the locker room and we see Teddy Long getting ready for his match with John Laurinaitis. Aksana enters the locker room and she is delirious (possibly because she has no special mood lighting or saxophones playing in the background). Teddy calms Aksana down and he says that he has things under control. Aksana says that she is so scared (but not so excited). Teddy needs to make an impression to the Board of Directors. Teddy says that John insulted his manhood and he has to be taught a lesson.

We go to commercial.

We are back and John Laurinaitis is getting ready in his office. John wants to know if David has seen Kane tonight and he says that Kane is one angry monster.

We see footage of Mark Henry at the International Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony earlier this year.

 

Match Number Three: Ezekiel Jackson versus Mark Henry

 

Henry has some words for Jackson and then they exchange punches. Jackson with a clothesline in the corner followed by punches but Henry with a forearm and punch to the head. Henry with a kick to the chest followed by a shot to the head. Henry with a slam to Jackson followed by an elbow drop that misses its mark. Jackson with a clothesline into the corner followed by a punch to the midsection. Jackson sets for a running clothesline into the corner but Henry with a shoulder tackle. Henry with the World’s Strongest Slam for the three count.

 

Winner: Mark Henry

 

John Laurinaitis walks in the back with his Barista Barrister. Then we cut to Teddy Long who is walking with Aksana. We go to commercial.

 

Match Number Four: John Laurinaitis with David Otunga versus Teddy Long with Aksana

 

John gets on the mic and wants to know if Teddy is really going to do this. He says that Kane is ready to come out. Will Teddy put Aksana in danger? He tells Teddy to be a man and do the right thing. Why would Teddy put a defenseless woman in harm’s way. He tells Teddy to show everyone who the better man is. John wants Teddy to lay down.

John signals to the back and Kane’s pyro goes off. Aksana continues to stand in front of the ring at the bottom of the ramp as Kane walks to the ring.

Aksana gets into the ring and stands behind Teddy Long.

Randy Orton comes out and hits an RKO to Kane.

Laurinaitis wants to know what Orton is doing and he yells at Orton. John forgets that he has a match with Teddy Long and Long with a rollup for the three count.

 

Winner: Teddy Long

 

After the match, John yells at David.

We go to the back and Teddy and Aksana are walking quickly as if they want to leave before people realize that Aksana still has to face Kane.

We go to commercial.

 

Match Number Five: Kofi Kingston and R Truth versus Epico and Primo with Rosa Mendes in a Non Title Match

 

Epico and Kofi start things off and Epico with a kick and punch followed by a double sledge. Kofi with a monkey flip and Truth is tagged in and they hit a double hip toss. Kofi with a kick to Epico. Truth does a split and then he dances around before hitting a leg drop and he gets a near fall.

Truth with a punch and Kofi is tagged back in. Truth with a leg lariat and Kofi gets a near fall. Primo holds the ropes open and Kofi goes through the ropes to the floor. Primo punches Kofi and slams his head into the apron. Primo tags in and he punches Kofi. The referee warns him and then Epico tags in and he punches Kofi. Epico punches Kofi but Kofi with punches. Epico with a kick and butterfly suplex for a near fall.

Epico with a modified abdominal stretch on Kofi but Kofi fights out of it. Epico with a front face lock and Truth makes the tag but the referee did not see it so the tag does not count. Primo comes in and helps to double team Kofi and then he goes to the apron to make the tag. Primo tags in and he hits a drop kick when Kofi is Irish whipped towards him and Primo gets a near fall.

Primo with a reverse chin lock on Kofi. Kofi punches Primo and kicks him. Primo with a drop toe hold and Kofi develops alligator arms so he cannot make the tag to Truth who is inches away. Kofi with a drop kick and both men are down.

Truth makes the tag and he connects with clotheslines. Truth with a shimmy followed by punches. Truth with a flying forearm to Primo for a near fall when Epico breaks up the cover. All four men are in the ring until Kofi takes care of Epico. Rosa gets on the apron to distract the referee but Primo charges into a pendulum kick and Truth hits Shut Up for the three count.

 

Winners: Kofi Kingston and R Truth

 

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for a recap of what happened with Rock and John Cena on Raw this past week.

Michael Cole leave the announce table to conduct an in ring interview with the participants in the World Title Match at Wrestlemania.

Sheamus makes his way to the ring first.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring and he is accompanied by the first lady of Smackdown, AJ Lee.

Michael lets Daniel speak first and Daniel is surprised that Cole is now calling him ‘champ’ after everything that has happened in the last two years.

Cole asks Bryan how much of his success he attributes to luck. Daniel says that he has not been lucky at all. When you are good, you don’t need luck. It was not luck that allowed him to successfully cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase. It was not luck when he defeated Mark Henry in a lumberjack match. It was not luck when he defeated Mark Henry and Big Show inside a steel cage at the Royal Rumble. It was not luck when he defeated five top Smackdown wrestlers to retain his title at Elimination Chamber.

Bryan says that it has been the pure knowledge and application of scientific wrestling. It has been living a clean, vegan lifestyle that keeps him mentally and physically fit. Plus, it is his charisma, his undeniable sex appeal that contributes to his success.

Cole turns his attention to Sheamus and suggests that it takes some luck to win the Royal Rumble match. Cole says that it could be the ‘Luck of the Irish’.

Sheamus says that everyone needs a little luck. He says that he is proud that he is from Ireland. He says that he is lucky to be in the United States and in WWE. He says that he is a firm believer of making your own luck. He has fought his way back to the top.

Sheamus says that at least he has not hidden behind a ninety-nine pound little girl who looks like she should be wearing a Catholic school girl uniform.

AJ takes the mic and she wants to say something but Daniel Bryan tells her to shut up. AJ has had nothing to do with his success and if anything, she has gotten in the way . . . literally.

Sheamus tells Daniel that AJ shouldn’t be wearing the skirt, it should be him. Sheamus says Bryan gives off the impression that he is an arrogant, annoying, self delusional, whiny little wimp.

At Wrestlemania, Bryan’s luck is going to run out because he is going to beat him for the World Championship.

Cody Rhodes’ music plays and he comes out because it is main event time.

 

Match Number Six: Cody Rhodes, Miz, and Daniel Bryan with AJ Lee versus Randy Orton, Sheamus, and Big Show

 

Sheamus and Cody start things off and Cody with a waist lock but Sheamus with an elbow and running shoulder tackle. Sheamus with a forearm and Orton is tagged in. Orton with a kick to Rhodes and he sends Cody into the turnbuckles. Orton punches Cody from the turnbuckles. Rhodes with an Irish whip into the corner and you know better than to do that because Orton with a clothesline.

Orton kicks Rhodes in the abdomen and gets a near fall. Rhodes with a drop kick and he tags in Bryan. Bryan with a kick followed by a punch and he gets a near fall. Bryan with punches followed by an Irish whip and running drop kick into the corner for a near fall.

Orton with a drop kick and Big Show tags in. Show with a head butt to Bryan followed by a punch to the midsection. Show with a hard Irish whip followed by a slam. Miz tags in and former tag team partners collide again.

Show gets ready to punch Miz and Miz falls back. Miz with a kick but Show pushes him away. Show sends Miz into the turnbuckles and then he chops Miz. Miz tags Cody in and he tags Miz back in before doing anything. Show is a little frustrated and then he brings Miz into the ring from the apron and we go to commercial.

We are back and Sheamus and Miz are in the match and Sheamus with forearms followed by a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Miz with punches to Sheamus and the referee pulls him out of the corner. Sheamus with running double sledges and then he hits a rolling fireman’s carry slam for a near fall.

Sheamus with a punch to the head but Miz with a kick. Rhodes hits Sheamus from behind but Sheamus takes care of Rhodes and then he hits Miz with a running double sledge. Sheamus gets Rhodes set up for the forearms across the chest on the apron and then he give Bryan an elbow. Miz with a drop kick to Sheamus that sends Sheamus to the floor. Bryan with a running knee from the apron.

Bryan tags in and he hits a drop kick on Sheamus when he gets back in the ring. Bryan with kicks to Sheamus followed by punches. Sheamus with punches but Bryan with kicks. Sheamus with punches but Bryan sends Sheamus into the ropes. Bryan with a series of knees to the head.

Miz tags in and he kicks Sheamus and he hits a running boot to the chest and gets a near fall. Rhodes tags in and he kicks Sheamus and connects with boots to Sheamus. Bryan tags in and he kicks Sheamus while screaming ‘YES’. Miz tags back in and kicks Sheamus some more. Miz with a side head lock into a reverse chin lock.

Sheamus punches Miz but Miz with a kick and DDT for a near fall. Rhodes tags in and he applies a full nelson. Sheamus gets to his feet and escapes the hold. Sheamus with an elbow but Rhodes with a knee to the midsection and one to the head for a near fall.

Sheamus blocks a punch and he tries to give Rhodes the Celtic Cross but Cody gets to his feet and hits a side Russian leg sweep for a near fall. Rhodes with an arm bar. Sheamus gets to his feet but Rhodes gets him back to his knees and hits the drop down uppercut. Sheamus with a uranage back breaker.

Orton and Miz tag in and Orton with two clotheslines and then he ducks a clothesline from Miz and that means it is time for the power slam. Orton with a power slam to Rhodes and Show pulls Rhodes over the top rope to the floor and they fight up the ramp to the back.

Orton sends Miz to the apron for the IEDDT and he hits it. Orton turns into the push ups as he gets ready for the RKO. Orton sees Bryan trying to sneak attack him but Orton stops Bryan with a kick and then he sends Bryan to the apron for the IEDDT but Bryan drops Orton on the top rope.

Sheamus with a running forearm that knocks Bryan off the apron. Bryan tries to Irish whip Sheamus into the ringside barrier but Sheamus reverses it and sends Bryan into the ringside barrier. Sheamus clotheslines Bryan into the ring bell area.

Orton avoids the Skull Crushing Finale from Miz and hits the RKO for the three count.

 

Winners: Randy Orton, Big Show, and Sheamus

 

After the match, Kane comes to the ring and he pulls Orton out of the ring. They fight to the announce table and Orton is sent into the table but Orton returns fire. They exchange punches around the ring. Kane sends Orton shoulder first into the ring post. Orton sends Kane into the ring post as well. Kane punches Orton and sends him over the ringside barrier into the crowd.

They fight through the crowd and they exchange punches. They go into the stands and continue to exchange punches.

We go to credits.

2013 - ROH was broadcast on Sinclair Broadcasting.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

Last week, we saw the final tag match in Ring of Honor involving Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin due to their loss to the Briscoes due to Charlie Haas’ attack on Shelton.

We are in Baltimore, Maryland and your announcers are Kevin ‘RI’ Kelly and Caleb ‘The Voice of the Voiceless who are supposed to have Voices’ Seltzer.

Bobby Fish joins Caleb and Kevin at the announce table and he is wearing his scarf of excellence.

 

Match Number One: Eddie Edwards versus Rhett Titus

 

Eddie works on the wrist but Titus with a reversal and fireman’s carry into a wrist lock. Eddie with a reversal and he takes Titus to the mat. Eddie with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Titus goes for a second leap frog, but he catches Edwards and Titus hits the mat awkwardly. Titus kicks Edwards away and he takes Eddie down with a side head lock but Eddie with a head scissors. Edwards with a side head lock take down and Titus with a head scissors and escape.

Each man tries for a drop kick at the same time. Edwards with a waist lock and he takes Titus into the corner. Edwards with chops but Titus fires back. Eddie with another chop. Titus with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Eddie. Eddie puts Titus on the turnbuckles and he puts Rhett in the tree of woe and Eddie with a hesitation drop kick and he goes to the floor. Edwards with a baseball slide to the head.

Eddie gets a near fall. Eddie with an Irish whip but he runs into an elbow from Titus. Edwards tries for a backpack stunner but Titus escapes and hits a drop kick and gets a near fall. Titus with a knee drop and he gets a near fall. Titus with a quarter nelson and chin lock. Edwards with kicks to Titus and Edwards with a Shining Wizard for a near fall.

Edwards with a head butt followed by an Irish whip. Edwards sends Titus to the apron. Titus with kicks and an overhead throw. Titus runs into a chop from Edwards but Titus with a kick and clothesline for a near fall. Titus with a front face lock and forearm to Edwards. Eddie sends a charging Titus to the floor. Edwards with a kick from the apron and then he hits an Asai moonsault.

Edwards sends Titus into the ring and he goes up top. Edwards with a missile drop kick and then Eddie with chops to Rhett’s chest as he channels Kobashi. Edwards with an Irish whip but Titus with a kick. Eddie with an enzuigiri followed by a backpack stunner for a near fall. Eddie puts Titus on the turnbuckles again and he sets for a super rana but Titus escapes and Eddie hits the top turnbuckle.

Titus waits for Eddie to get up and Titus with a running drop kick into the corner followed by a rollup for a near fall. Titus with a boot to the chest and he goes up top but he takes his time and that allows Edwards to move when Titus goes for a frog splash. Eddie goes up top and he hits the double stomp to the back and then he hits a belly-to-back suplex into a Falcon Arrow for a near fall and Eddie applies the Achilles Lock and then he kicks Titus in the head and the referee stops the match.

 

Winner: Eddie Edwards

 

We go to the back where Veda Scott is with Davey Richards. She asks Davey about some of the derogatory things that Matt Hardy is saying about Ring of Honor. Davey tells Matt that he is real good at talking. When Matt was in New York cashing those big checks, Davey says that him and Roderick Strong were putting on great matches all over the world. He was stealing the spotlight from the guys in New York on Wrestlemania weekend with Michael Elgin. In Ring of Honor, we don’t talk. We fight. When it comes to Ring of Honor, he is the top of the food chain.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Michael Elgin is in the locker room. He says that he knows what Davey is all about. Matt Hardy says that people are fortunate to be in the ring with the Icon. Roderick Strong is all talk about how great he is. Roderick does not like to prove it. Michael says that his actions will speak for him. He will prove that all men were not created equally.

Veda Scott joins Caleb and Kevin at the announce table because we have a Women of Honor match.

 

Match Number Two: Mia Yim versus MsChif

 

They lock up and MsChif with an inside cradle for a near fall. MsChif with a forearm to the midsection and to the back. MsChif with a reverse rollup for a near fall. MsChif with an Irish whip but Mia gets her knees up. Mia with a Tarantula and she has to release the hold since she is in the ropes. Mia with a missile drop kick and she gets a near fall.

Mia chokes MsChif in the ropes and then she kicks MsChif. Mia puts MsChif on the top rope and Mia with kicks and a forearm to the back of the head. Mia gets a near fall. MsChif with a modified Muta Lock and Mia bites the hand to get out of the hold. MsChif with a forearm to the back and a standing moonsault for a near fall.

Mia with a thumb to the eyes and kicks to the leg. Mia with a standing slam and a quebrada for a near fall. Mia argues with the referee and MsChif screams in Mia’s face. MsChif with chops and Mia misses a kick. MsChif with an elbow drop to the chest and she gets a near fall. MsChif with a German suplex and she slams Mia’s head into the turnbuckles. MsChif sets for Obliteration but Mia blocks it and they exchange head butts.

Mia with a cross arm breaker in the ropes. Mia with kicks to MsChif followed by a forearm to the back and a knee to the head. Mia goes up top for Sky Yim but she misses. MsChif with a rollup for a near fall. MsChif sets for the Desecrator but Mia escapes and she hits a German suplex and gets a near fall. MsChif with a knee and then she hits the Desecrator for the three count.

 

Winner: MsChif

 

We go to Matt Ryan who is trying to get a few comments from Roderick Strong. Strong yells at Matt because he is trying to change and he calls him a pervert. Roderick says that Matt should know the answer because Roderick says that he is going to win.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for Inside Ring of Honor. This week’s topics are Supercard of Honor and National Pro Wrestling Day.

 

Supercard of Honor will be on Friday April 5th at 7:30 PM. Every title will be defended. We will get the matches announced starting next week.

National Pro Wrestling Day brought together a number of companies. Ring of Honor sent the Briscoes to the show. They faced Steve Corino and Jimmy Jacobs.

Steve Corino addressed the fact that Ring of Honor did not want their World Champion to appear on this show that showcases wrestling. He also points out that they did not send Roderick Strong or Davey Richards either.

The Briscoes were able to retain the titles, but Corino attacked the Briscoes after the match.

Jay Briscoe says that they were able to defend the title, but then Corino hit them with a chain. Jay says that Kevin Steen hasn’t beaten either of them. If Steve Corino wants to kill ROH, he will have to kill the Briscoes.

Next week, Kevin will discuss the aftermath of the 11th Anniversary Show as well as announce the first matches on television for Supercard of Honor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Nigel McGuinness is with Kevin and Caleb at the announce table to see if Matt Hardy can wrestle with honor.

 

Match Number Three: Roderick Strong versus Michael Elgin versus Davey Richards versus Matt Hardy in a Four Corner Survival Match

 

Strong and Richards start things off and they lock up. Richards works on the wrist but Strong with a cartwheel to reverse. Richards with the same and he takes Strong down but Roderick with a head scissors. Hardy tags in and Elgin tags himself into the match. They lock up and Elgin backs Hardy into the corner and he gives a clean break.

Hardy with a kick and punch but Elgin with a shoulder tackle. Strong refuses the tag because he doesn’t want to face Elgin. Elgin with Irish whips and he hits a back breaker and gets a near fall. Strong tags himself in and he kicks Elgin but Elgin with punches and Strong takes Richards in.

Richards with a side head lock and Davey tries for a shoulder tackle but neither man budges. Richards with a drop kick and Elgin retreats to the corner for a moment. Elgin wants a Greco Roman knuckle lock and we get a chance to see who is stronger. Elgin with the first advantage but Richards counters but Elgin with a back drop.

Hardy tags in and he wants a piece of Elgin. They lock up and Hardy works on the wrist and shoulder. Strong tags in and he connects with a double sledge to the arm and he punches Elgin in the forearm. Strong tries for a slam but Elgin blocks it. Elgin with a chop followed by an Irish whip and splash into the corner for a near fall.

Richards tags in and he hits a snap suplex on Strong and gets a near fall. Strong with a drop kick and Hardy tags in. Hardy punches Richards and sends him into the turnbuckles. Strong tags in and he punches Richards and they send Richards into the turnbuckles as we go to commercial.

We are back and Elgin tries to get Hardy up for a power bomb but Hardy with a back body drop. Richards tags in and he hits a missile drop kick on Hardy and then he hits a running forearm into the corner. Richards puts Hardy on the turnbuckles and then Davey sets for a superplex and he hits it. Elgin breaks up the cover.

Elgin has something to say to Richards but Davey offers his hand. Elgin shakes it but he shakes too hard. Elgin and Richards go back and forth with forearms until Elgin gains control. Elgin catches Richards on his back and hits a Torture Rack drop. Hardy hits a Side Effect but Strong with a leaping knee to the head. Strong is sent to the apron and then Richards goes to the apron. Davey with a running kick to Elgin and then one to Strong. Richards misses a double stomp.

Hardy tries for a Twist of Fate but Richards escapes. Richards with an ankle lock. Strong and Elgin fight on the apron and Strong with a belly-to-back suplex on the apron. Hardy waits for Richards to turn around and he kicks Davey and hits the Twist of Fate but the referee is on the floor dealing with the two men who are not legal in the match.

Hardy argues with the referee. Strong tags in and he covers Davey but Davey kicks out at two. Strong sets for a Gibson Driver but Richards blocks it. Strong tries for a sunset flip but Richards tries to stay on his feet. Richards with a double stomp and Elgin tags in and punches Strong in the head.

Elgin kicks Strong and the referee pulls Elgin out of the corner. Strong with a knee and enzuigiri followed by a gutbuster but Elgin with a clothesline for a near fall. Hardy continues to yell at Nigel about how he won the match. Elgin sends Hardy into the ring post. Elgin tries for the power bomb but Strong with a rollup and he tries for a super kick.

Elgin with a back fist followed by a buckle bomb and a spinning sit out power bomb for the three count.

 

Winner: Michael Elgin

 

After the match, Kevin asks Nigel if Matt proved that he can fight with honor to get a shot at Adam Cole for the TV Title (what Nigel mentioned earlier in the match since this was taped before the iPPV).

We go to credits with Matt complaining to anyone who will listen to him.