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8/10 THIS DAY IN HISTORY: THE WWE WELLNESS POLICY SAVES MVP FROM POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING AILMENT

By Mike Johnson on 2012-08-10 08:00:00

August 10th

On this day in history in ....

1992 - Reno Riggins defeated Brian Christopher for the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee, ending Christopher's fifth reign with the belt.  On the same show, The Moondogs (Spot & Cujo) defeated Jerry Lawler & Jeff Jarrett for the USWA Tag Team Title, ending Lawler & Jarrett's third title reign, and starting the second run for this version of the Moondogs.

1996 - WCW held their "Hog Wild" event at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota.  The event would later be renamed "Road Wild" when Harley-Davidson motorcycles, claimed ownership of the "Hog" term when it comes to motorcycles. The show, which included a WCW Saturday Night broadcast, consisted of 16 live matches before a crowd that didn't pay anything to see the event.  Here are the results of the show:
In matches that aired on WCW Saturday Night:
- The Public Enemy defeated Dick Slater & Mike Enos.
- Konnan defeated Chavo Guerrero, Jr.
- The Nasty Boys defeated High Voltage.
- Alex Wright defeated Bobby Eaton.
- Kevin Sullivan, Meng & Barbarian defeated Joe Gomez, Jim Powers & Mark Starr.
- David Taylor defeated Mr. JL (Jerry Lynn).
- Diamond Dallas Page defeated The Renegade.
- Arn Anderson defeated Hugh Morrus.
In matches that aired on the Pay-per-view:
- WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio, Jr. defeated Ultimo Dragon with a springboard rana.
- Scott Norton defeated Ice Train via submission with a Fujiwara armbar.
- Madusa defeated Bull Nakano when both women had their shoulders down after a Nakano suplex, but Madusa raised hers at the two count.  As a result, Madusa was allowed to destroy Nakano's Honda motorcycle.
- Chris Benoit defeated Dean Malenko with a rollup.
- WCW World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat defeated Rick & Scott Steiner when Booker pinned Scott after Col. Robert Parker hit Scott with a cane.
- WCW United States Champion Ric Flair defeated Eddie Guerrero with a figure four leglock after Guerrero missed a frog splash.
- Scott Hall & Kevin Nash defeated Lex Luger & Sting when Hall pinned Luger.
- Hulk Hogan defeated The Giant to win the WCW World Title when Hogan hit Giant with the title belt after the Outsiders had interfered.

1998 - The Monday Night Wars continued, with WWF Raw earning a 4.5 for a show that saw Kane & Mankind defeat Steve Austin & Undertaker, Rock & D'Lo Brown, and the New Age Outlaws to win the WWF World Tag Team Title.  WCW Nitro pulled in a 4.6 to win the night on a show that featured Lex Luger defeating Bret Hart for the United States Title, and Chris Jericho defeating Stevie Ray for the WCW Television Title.

2003 - Christian defeats Booker T for the WWE Intercontinental Title in Des Moines, Iowa.  This marked the start of Christian's third IC Title run.  The title change took place on a house show, and was never aired on television. Booker T was suffering from a back injury at the time, and was going to need several months off, so the decision was made to drop the title quickly and allow him the time off.

2007 - WWE announced that during a standard Wellness policy physical, an abnormal accessory pathway to the heart (Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome) was discovered in then-WWE U.S. MVP. It is a potentially life threatening condition that could lead to a heart attack if untreated. He will be able to continue wrestling because according to WWE.com, MVP "underwent a precarious radio frequency treatment this past Monday – a procedure that is equally dangerous in that one in 1,000 individuals die during it. Next week, tests will be performed again to see if the procedure was a success."

2007 - World Wrestling Entertainment released developmental talent Tomasso Whitney today.  Tomasso had been doing a Rick Martel-esque heel gimmick in Ohio Valley Wrestling carrying around a spray bottle.  Prior to that gimmick, Tomasso had been the anger management coach/therapist for former OVW Southern Tag Team champions Justin LaRoche and Charles Evans as "Dr. Tomas."  Whitney originally trained at the Chaotic Wrestling school in New England and has also worked under the name Thomas Penmanship.

2008 - TNA held their Hard Justice PPV.  Richard Trionfo filed the following PPV report:

Tonight’s pre-show starts off with a video package for the six women’s tag match. The next video package is for the Tag Title Match. The next match featured is the TNA Heavyweight Title Match. The next match featured is the Tuxedo and Chain Match between Sonjay Dutt and Jay Lethal. Up next is a look at the Jersey Street Fight. They show the video package for the Last Man Standing Match between A.J. Styles and Kurt Angle.

The pay per view starts with a series of video packages with a crime theme to it looking at the matches.

Lauren is outside the building ‘fifteen minutes ago’ and Lauren sees Sting, not wearing any makeup, but he has a baseball bat. She wants to know why he is here and why he helped Booker T with Samoa Joe. Sting will not talk. Sting enters the building.

We go inside the building and we have Filthee and GrandMaster Caz perform on their way to the ring.

Don West and Mike Tenay are your announcers as the pyro goes off in the building. They welcome everyone to New Jersey and their pay per view debut in the state. Mike wonders how Sting will impact tonight’s event. Don and Mike run through the matches on the pay per view.

We see the X Factors and it is mentioned that Scott Steiner is not there with Petey. They also mention the upset that Consequences Creed had to get this title match.

Match Number One: Petey Williams with Rhaka Khan versus Consequences Creed for the TNA X Division Title
The referee tells Khan to get off the apron before they lock up. She gets back on the apron and Creed is not distracted as he blocks a kick and has Williams in a side head lock. Creed with a front face lock and Williams tries to roll out and he eventually escapes. Williams misses a springboard cross body but Creed hits an elbow drop for a near fall. Williams tries for the Canadian Destroyer but Creed escapes and gets a near fall. Creed pushes Williams and Williams goes into the ropes to get the referee to stop Creed. Creed presses Williams over his head and hits a gutbuster. Williams goes out of the ring and then he hits a somersault senton that hits Williams and the apron. Creed tries for a power bomb on the floor but Williams gets into the ropes and he hits a leg drop on the apron. Khan hits Creed while Williams is with the referee.

Williams rolls Creed back into the ring and Williams with the slingshot gutbuster for a near fall. Creed with punches and then he turns them into jabs but Williams knows that the split is coming and he hits a drop kick. Williams punches Creed in the corner and he Irish whips Creed but Creed goes to the floor. Williams with a drop kick that sends Creed off the apron. Williams with a slingshot rana on the floor. Williams rolls Creed back into the ring. Creed with a bridge for a two count. Williams with a drop toe hold that sends Creed into the ropes and then he hits a hesitation drop kick. Creed pushes Williams away but Williams rakes the eyes. Creed swings wildly because he cannot see. Creed with a super kick to Williams as Williams comes off the ropes and both men are down. Williams gets to his feet first and then Creed and Williams exchange forearms and the crowd cheers for Williams and boos for Creed. Williams with an Irish whip and running clothesline but Creed with a clothesline and elbow. Creed with an Irish whip but Williams sends Creed to the apron. Creed hits a springboard bulldog.

Creed with jabs and then he does the splits and hits a roundhouse punch but only gets a two count. Creed pulls Williams up and Williams lands on his feet and Williams hits the tilt-a-whirl into the side Russian leg sweep. Williams sets for the Canadian Destroyer but Creed blocks it. Williams with a jawbreaker but Creed with a somersault into a clothesline. Creed charges into a shoulder from the apron and then Williams comes back in. Creed catches Williams on his shoulders but Williams with a rollup. Creed and Williams with near fall. Creed with an enzuigiri after getting out of the Canadian Destroyer. Creed tries for another gutbuster from a gorilla press but Williams is able to counter and he puts Creed in the Sharpshooter. Creed eventually makes it to the ropes but Williams does everything to keep him from getting the ropes including grabbing Creed’s arm.

Williams slaps Creed and Williams wants him to get up. Williams chops Creed and Creed wants more. Williams with another chop and Creed asks him if that is all he has. Williams with a back elbow but Creed bounces up. Creed with a German suplex and then he hits a knee in the corner followed by a DDT. Creed goes up top and he hits a leg drop but he can only get a two count. Khan gets on the apron and then she gets into the ring while Williams rolls out. Creed blocks a slap and Creed hits a TKO on Khan. Williams comes back in and he tries for the Canadian Destroyer but Creed counters with a Jig N’Tonic but Creed can only get a two count.

Sheik Abdul Bashir comes out and he has a chair with him. Creed with a kick and Bashir hits Creed in the back with the chair. Williams with the Canadian Destroyer for the three count.

Winner: Petey Williams

After the match, Bashir gets on the mic and he pulls a cameraman into the ring. He wants the cameraman to show the red, white, and blue, laying on the floor. He says that this is a representation of this pathetic company. Bashir says that the American Dream was destroyed by the Middle Eastern Nightmare.

We go to the locker room where Samoa Joe and Kevin Nash are being interviewed by Jeremy Borash. Jeremy asks Joe if Sting’s presence will distract him from his match. Joe says that he has never been more focused. Joe says that he knows that Sting is here and he knows what he has to do. He is tired of the hocus pocus, the light show, and Showtime. Nash tells Joe to think this out. At Victory Road he had to focus on Booker. Kevin tells Joe that he has his back and to trust him with Sting. Nash says that Sting will not be coming down to the ring. Joe says that Nash is right. It is about Booker tonight. The paper champion will go into the cage and he is going to stomp Booker’s ass all over New Jersey. Joe says that Booker will learn that Joe is ‘Pro Wrestling’.

Match Number Two: Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, and Awesome Kong with Raisha Saeed versus Gail Kim, ODB, and Taylor Wilde with guest referee Traci Brooks
ODB and Angelina start things off and ODB does her mannerisms before they lock up. ODB pie faces Angelina. Velvet tags in to start off. Velvet smells something so she gets some air freshener. Velvet mocks ODB and then ODB blocks punches but ODB with a kick to the groin area and ODB follows that with a clothesline. ODB uses the air freshener on herself. Gail tags in and she hits a flying clothesline followed by punches and a splash into the corner. Velvet with an Irish whip but Gail with a sunset flip for a near fall. Gail with an arm drag using the turnbuckles. Angelina comes in and Gail gives her a Japanese arm drag. Gail tags in Taylor and Taylor works on the arm. Angelina with forearms and kicks to Taylor. Taylor with forearms followed by an arm drag and drop kick. Angelina backs into her corner.

Kong is tagged in after Angelina asks the fans if they want to see her. Taylor with kicks to the legs but Kong with a body block. Gail tags in and she hits forearms but Kong catches Gail on a cross body attempt and Kong tosses Gail down. ODB and Kong exchange chops and ODB tries for a shoulder tackle but Kong stays up. Kong takes ODB down with a shoulder tackle of her own. Gail and Taylor come in while ODB recovers. Kong with a double clothesline. ODB with forearms to Kong. Taylor clothesline Kong while Gail trips her. Kong charges at ODB and Gail, but they move out of the way and Kong goes to the floor.

Kong returns to the ring and ODB with forearms to Kong. Saeed trips ODB and Traci Brooks tells Saeed to go to the back. Kong continues to batter ODB in the ring. Kong is confused when Saeed leaves and ODB spits some beverage in Kong’s face and then she hits a splash after a brief confrontation between Traci and Kong. Velvet tags in and she puts ODB in an octopus and she bites ODB’s arm. ODB backs Velvet into the turnbuckles. ODB tries to make the tag and she tags in Gail. Gail with a clothesline and drop kick to Angelina. Angelina with a kick followed by an Irish whip. Gail avoids a charge. Angelina sends Gail into the ring post and the guardrail. Angelina rolls Gail back into the ring and hits an elbow drop for a two count. Angelina chokes Gail with Gail’s hair. Gail kicks Angelina but Angelina punches Gail. Angelina choke Gail and Traci pulls Angelina off Angelina. Angelina pokes Traci and tells her to mind her own business. Angelina with an Irish whip and she chokes Gail, but Traci pulls Angelina off. Angelina pushes Traci and Traci pushes Angelina. Gail tags in Taylor and Taylor with a clothesline to Angelina followed by a drop kick to Velvet. Taylor with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a two count on Angelina. Kong enters the match and Gail attacks Kong.

All six are in the ring but Gail and Kong go outside and Kong sends Gail into the rails. Angelina with a bicycle kick to Taylor. Kong tries to clothesline Gail against the ring post but Gail moves. In the ring, Taylor with a rollup on Angelina for the three count.

Winners: Taylor Wilde, Gail Kim, and ODB

Lauren is with Team 3D in the back. Lauren admonishes Devon to stop grabbing her. Ray says that he is up there. Ray is looking for Sting. Lauren says that Ray is afraid of heights. Lauren tries to make light of his phobia. Ray says that he has Sting’s back. Devon tells Sting that they are behind him 110 percent in whatever he wants to do. Ray reminds Sting that he is welcome to help them out during their Jersey Street Fight. Ray says that Devon is afraid of the dark. Ray goes downstairs quickly.

Match Number Six: Kurt Angle versus A.J. Styles in a Last Man Standing Match
The match starts with Angle on the apron. Angle goes outside when Styles approaches him to get inside Styles’s head. Angle returns to the ring and then Styles goes after Angle but Angle returns to the floor. Angle goes outside one more time. Angle spits at Styles and Styles chases Angle. Angle returns to the ring first and he hits Styles and connects with a European uppercut. Angle with punches and kicks in the corner. Angle chokes Styles with his boot. Angle with a suplex to Styles for a one count. Angle with a reverse chin lock. Styles punches Angle and chops him. Styles punches Angle and kicks him in the corner. Angle with a rake of the eyes. Styles hits the phenomenal drop kick and then he clotheslines Angle over the top rope to the floor.

Styles hits the somersault plancha and he takes Angle down. Styles gets a two count on the floor. Styles slams Angle’s head into the apron and the guardrail. Styles with a kick to the chest and Angle returns to the ring and begs for mercy. Styles with a slam and then he connects with a knee drop and he gets a two count. Angle sends Styles out of the ring to the floor so he can recover from the beating he has taken. Angle goes outside and he sends Styles into the guardrail and then he hits a European uppercut. Angle sends Styles into the crowd and Styles with a forearm. Styles tries for a springboard DDT off the guardrail, but Angle catches him and he throws Styles into the rails and gets a two count. Angle slams A.J.’s head into the ring steps. Styles with punches and chops to Angle as they continue to battle on the floor. Angle goes towards the ramp and Styles follows him. Angle with a suplex attempt on the ramp, but Styles blocks it and he hits a suplex of his own for a two count.

They fight to the stage and Angle is barely staying on the stage. Styles with punches to Angle but Angle with a belly-to-back suplex to the floor and Angle with a somersault splash onto Styles. Angle can only get a two count. Angle brings Styles to the ring in a side head lock and then Angle slams Styles’s head into the announce table. They return to the ring and Angle kicks Styles in the ribs. Angle with a back breaker for a series of two counts. Angle with a reverse chin lock. Styles returns to his feet and then he backs Angle into the corner. Styles with an enzuigiri and a kick to the ribs. Styles with a chop. Angle misses a charge into the corner and Styles with another chop. Angel with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex throw. Angle with a slam for a two count and then he puts Styles in a side head lock. While Angle has Styles in a side head lock, Styles checks his wrist and arm. Styles with punches and chops to Angle and then he adds in some knees.

Angle and Styles each try for cross body blocks and both men go down. Styles blocks punches and he connects with one of his own. Styles with clotheslines. Angle sends Styles to the apron and Styles with a springboard shoulder tackle. Styles with a power bomb from the torture rack for a two count. Styles sets for the Styles Clash but Angle gets out of the hold and Angle puts Styles in the ankle lock. Styles gets out of the hold and then he hits a spinebuster on a charging Angle. Styles goes up top and Angle tries to suplex him from the buckles. Angle catches Styles as he comes off the turnbuckles and hits a power bomb. Angle gets a two count and then he tries for an Angle Clash but Styles blocks it and he puts Angle in an ankle lock. Styles grapevines the leg when Angle appears to be getting to the ropes. Angle taps out. The referee starts his count and Angle gets to his feet at nine. Angle sends Styles to the apron and then Styles punches Angle and he tries for the springboard moonsault into the DDT, but Angle moves out of the way and he hits a low blow. Angle with four German suplexes and the final one sends Styles to his chest. Angle gets a two count and then the straps come down. Angle sets for the Olympic Slam and Styles gets out of the hold and Styles hits the Pele kick and he gets a two count. Styles goes up and Angle punches Styles on the turnbuckles. Styles with elbows to knock Angle off. Angle climbs the turnbuckles and he hits a German suplex for a three count. The referee starts his count for A.J.

A.J. gets up and Angle hits the Olympic Slam for the three count. The referee starts the ten count again. Styles gets up again and Angle waits for Styles and Styles with the Styles Clash for the three count. The referee starts his count for Angle. Angle gets up just before the ten count. Styles with a running shoulder into the corner and he puts Angle on the top turnbuckle. Styles sets for a superplex but Angle tries to hit a belly-to-belly suplex from the top to the floor. Styles hits a DDT from the top turnbuckle. Styles gets the three count and then the referee starts his count for Angle. Angle is unable to get up after the ten count.

Winner: A.J. Styles

After the match, the medical staff checks on Angle and they have him in a neck brace. Styles comes to the ring and he hits a brainbuster on Angle and then he has words for Angle before finally leaving the ring.

The lights go out and when they come back on Sting has A.J. and he hits the Scorpion Death Drop on the ramp. Nash appears behind Sting after the attack and he wants to know what that was for.

Don and Mike wonder why Sting did what he did. We see highlights from the Last Man Standing Match as we wait for the cage to be erected. Don and Mike want to hear from Sting to explain his recent actions.

Booker is walking in the back with Sharmell as he gets ready to make his entrance. We see the same with Samoa Joe.

Match Number Seven: Samoa Joe versus Booker T with Sharmell in a Six Sides of Steel with Weapons Match
Joe throws his towel at Booker before the ring announcements can be made (starting at 10:39 according to my DVR).

The match starts (at 10:41) and the men circle each other. They lock up and Booker is sent into the cage. Joe with chops to Booker followed by an Irish whip but he charges into an elbow. Booker with a chops and punches to Joe followed by forearms. Booker grabs a kendo stick but Joe kicks Booker and connects with a head butt. Booker receives an elbow followed by an enzuigiri in the corner. Joe has a trash can and he snap mares Booker and puts a chair in his groin and Booker with a chop followed by a kick to the can and then a senton splash. Joe picks up the kendo stick and he hits Booker with the stick.

Joe with punches to Booker in the corner and then Booker Irish whips Joe into the corner followed by elbows in the corner. Booker hits Joe with the trash can and Joe goes down. Booker gets the hockey stick and he tries for a slap shot but he misses and Joe hits an enzuigiri. Joe has trash can lids and he gets ready to use them and he hits Booker from the side and then the back and front of the head for a two count. Joe gets a chair and he swings and misses but Booker hits a spinning heel kick into the chair. Booker hits Joe with the chair and Joe is bleeding from the forehead. Booker puts the lid on Joe’s head and he hits a leg drop. Booker uses one of the weapons to choke Joe. Booker climbs to the top of the cage and Joe joins him. Joe with jabs to the throat and then Joe with an Ace Cutter from the top turnbuckle. Joe with punches to Booker and then he sends Booker into the cage. Joe punches Booker in the head and then Joe tries to climb the cage but Booker pulls Joe off the cage and Booker gets a two count. Booker with a guillotine choke on Joe and Joe gets his foot on the rope and Booker releases the hold. Booker tosses the lid to Joe and Joe catches it but Booker with a super kick into the lid. Joe gets his hand on the rope.

Booker climbs the cage and Joe joins him on the top rope. Joe and Booker exchange punches and then Joe hits an enzuigiri on the top rope and Booker is crotched on the top rope. Joe with clotheslines to Booker followed by a power slam for a two count. Joe with the power bomb and then he puts Booker in the STF. Joe turns it into the Crippler Crossface. Booker gets his foot on the rope to break the hold. Joe grabs a chair and he puts it in the center of the ring. Joe puts a second chair on the pile. Joe puts Booker on the top and then he hits an enzuigiri. Booker fights off the muscle buster. Booker hits the Bookend onto the steel chairs and Booker gets a two count. Booker does the spinaroonie and then he hits the axe kick as the lights go out.

The lights go back on and Joe has a guitar and he hits Booker with it for the three count.

Winner: Samoa Joe

Don and Mike wonder what the deal is with the guitar as we go to credits.

Match Number Six: Kurt Angle versus A.J. Styles in a Last Man Standing Match
The match starts with Angle on the apron. Angle goes outside when Styles approaches him to get inside Styles’s head. Angle returns to the ring and then Styles goes after Angle but Angle returns to the floor. Angle goes outside one more time. Angle spits at Styles and Styles chases Angle. Angle returns to the ring first and he hits Styles and connects with a European uppercut. Angle with punches and kicks in the corner. Angle chokes Styles with his boot. Angle with a suplex to Styles for a one count. Angle with a reverse chin lock. Styles punches Angle and chops him. Styles punches Angle and kicks him in the corner. Angle with a rake of the eyes. Styles hits the phenomenal drop kick and then he clotheslines Angle over the top rope to the floor.

Styles hits the somersault plancha and he takes Angle down. Styles gets a two count on the floor. Styles slams Angle’s head into the apron and the guardrail. Styles with a kick to the chest and Angle returns to the ring and begs for mercy. Styles with a slam and then he connects with a knee drop and he gets a two count. Angle sends Styles out of the ring to the floor so he can recover from the beating he has taken. Angle goes outside and he sends Styles into the guardrail and then he hits a European uppercut. Angle sends Styles into the crowd and Styles with a forearm. Styles tries for a springboard DDT off the guardrail, but Angle catches him and he throws Styles into the rails and gets a two count. Angle slams A.J.’s head into the ring steps. Styles with punches and chops to Angle as they continue to battle on the floor. Angle goes towards the ramp and Styles follows him. Angle with a suplex attempt on the ramp, but Styles blocks it and he hits a suplex of his own for a two count.

They fight to the stage and Angle is barely staying on the stage. Styles with punches to Angle but Angle with a belly-to-back suplex to the floor and Angle with a somersault splash onto Styles. Angle can only get a two count. Angle brings Styles to the ring in a side head lock and then Angle slams Styles’s head into the announce table. They return to the ring and Angle kicks Styles in the ribs. Angle with a back breaker for a series of two counts. Angle with a reverse chin lock. Styles returns to his feet and then he backs Angle into the corner. Styles with an enzuigiri and a kick to the ribs. Styles with a chop. Angle misses a charge into the corner and Styles with another chop. Angel with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex throw. Angle with a slam for a two count and then he puts Styles in a side head lock. While Angle has Styles in a side head lock, Styles checks his wrist and arm. Styles with punches and chops to Angle and then he adds in some knees.

Angle and Styles each try for cross body blocks and both men go down. Styles blocks punches and he connects with one of his own. Styles with clotheslines. Angle sends Styles to the apron and Styles with a springboard shoulder tackle. Styles with a power bomb from the torture rack for a two count. Styles sets for the Styles Clash but Angle gets out of the hold and Angle puts Styles in the ankle lock. Styles gets out of the hold and then he hits a spinebuster on a charging Angle. Styles goes up top and Angle tries to suplex him from the buckles. Angle catches Styles as he comes off the turnbuckles and hits a power bomb. Angle gets a two count and then he tries for an Angle Clash but Styles blocks it and he puts Angle in an ankle lock. Styles grapevines the leg when Angle appears to be getting to the ropes. Angle taps out. The referee starts his count and Angle gets to his feet at nine. Angle sends Styles to the apron and then Styles punches Angle and he tries for the springboard moonsault into the DDT, but Angle moves out of the way and he hits a low blow. Angle with four German suplexes and the final one sends Styles to his chest. Angle gets a two count and then the straps come down. Angle sets for the Olympic Slam and Styles gets out of the hold and Styles hits the Pele kick and he gets a two count. Styles goes up and Angle punches Styles on the turnbuckles. Styles with elbows to knock Angle off. Angle climbs the turnbuckles and he hits a German suplex for a three count. The referee starts his count for A.J.

A.J. gets up and Angle hits the Olympic Slam for the three count. The referee starts the ten count again. Styles gets up again and Angle waits for Styles and Styles with the Styles Clash for the three count. The referee starts his count for Angle. Angle gets up just before the ten count. Styles with a running shoulder into the corner and he puts Angle on the top turnbuckle. Styles sets for a superplex but Angle tries to hit a belly-to-belly suplex from the top to the floor. Styles hits a DDT from the top turnbuckle. Styles gets the three count and then the referee starts his count for Angle. Angle is unable to get up after the ten count.

Winner: A.J. Styles

After the match, the medical staff checks on Angle and they have him in a neck brace. Styles comes to the ring and he hits a brainbuster on Angle and then he has words for Angle before finally leaving the ring.

The lights go out and when they come back on Sting has A.J. and he hits the Scorpion Death Drop on the ramp. Nash appears behind Sting after the attack and he wants to know what that was for.

Don and Mike wonder why Sting did what he did. We see highlights from the Last Man Standing Match as we wait for the cage to be erected. Don and Mike want to hear from Sting to explain his recent actions.

Booker is walking in the back with Sharmell as he gets ready to make his entrance. We see the same with Samoa Joe.

Match Number Seven: Samoa Joe versus Booker T with Sharmell in a Six Sides of Steel with Weapons Match
Joe throws his towel at Booker before the ring announcements can be made (starting at 10:39 according to my DVR).

The match starts (at 10:41) and the men circle each other. They lock up and Booker is sent into the cage. Joe with chops to Booker followed by an Irish whip but he charges into an elbow. Booker with a chops and punches to Joe followed by forearms. Booker grabs a kendo stick but Joe kicks Booker and connects with a head butt. Booker receives an elbow followed by an enzuigiri in the corner. Joe has a trash can and he snap mares Booker and puts a chair in his groin and Booker with a chop followed by a kick to the can and then a senton splash. Joe picks up the kendo stick and he hits Booker with the stick.

Joe with punches to Booker in the corner and then Booker Irish whips Joe into the corner followed by elbows in the corner. Booker hits Joe with the trash can and Joe goes down. Booker gets the hockey stick and he tries for a slap shot but he misses and Joe hits an enzuigiri. Joe has trash can lids and he gets ready to use them and he hits Booker from the side and then the back and front of the head for a two count. Joe gets a chair and he swings and misses but Booker hits a spinning heel kick into the chair. Booker hits Joe with the chair and Joe is bleeding from the forehead. Booker puts the lid on Joe’s head and he hits a leg drop. Booker uses one of the weapons to choke Joe. Booker climbs to the top of the cage and Joe joins him. Joe with jabs to the throat and then Joe with an Ace Cutter from the top turnbuckle. Joe with punches to Booker and then he sends Booker into the cage. Joe punches Booker in the head and then Joe tries to climb the cage but Booker pulls Joe off the cage and Booker gets a two count. Booker with a guillotine choke on Joe and Joe gets his foot on the rope and Booker releases the hold. Booker tosses the lid to Joe and Joe catches it but Booker with a super kick into the lid. Joe gets his hand on the rope.

Booker climbs the cage and Joe joins him on the top rope. Joe and Booker exchange punches and then Joe hits an enzuigiri on the top rope and Booker is crotched on the top rope. Joe with clotheslines to Booker followed by a power slam for a two count. Joe with the power bomb and then he puts Booker in the STF. Joe turns it into the Crippler Crossface. Booker gets his foot on the rope to break the hold. Joe grabs a chair and he puts it in the center of the ring. Joe puts a second chair on the pile. Joe puts Booker on the top and then he hits an enzuigiri. Booker fights off the muscle buster. Booker hits the Bookend onto the steel chairs and Booker gets a two count. Booker does the spinaroonie and then he hits the axe kick as the lights go out.

The lights go back on and Joe has a guitar and he hits Booker with it for the three count.

Winner: Samoa Joe

Don and Mike wonder what the deal is with the guitar as we go to credits.

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

We are live from Sacramento, California and your announcers are Jerry ‘I wonder if we can get anyone from The Expendables tonight’ Lawler and Michael ‘Happy 8/9/10’ Cole.

Bret Hart comes to the ring. He says that for the past two weeks, he has been back in Calgary training like an absolute lunatic getting ready for SummerSlam only to see everything fall apart. Bret says that he is a bit disappointed. One week ago, Edge and Chris Jericho decided to quit the team. Bret says that he put his reputation on the line three weeks ago to vouch to John Cena that Jericho and Edge would be good for the team. They know the big picture and how Neuxs’ momentum needed to be stopped. Bret says that he guesses he was wrong. Bret says that he wants Chris Jericho and Edge to come down and face him face to face to put the machine together.

Chris Jericho comes to the ring and he wants to be dazzled by Bret to be told why he is the best in the world. Bret tells Jericho that he doesn’t have time for that crap. He says that it is put up time. He says that it is time for Chris to be a man and step up to the plate and change things. Bret says that he put his reputation on the line to get Chris and Edge on the team. If they don’t join the team, Chris isn’t hurting the team, he is hurting himself. Bret says that Nexus doesn’t want anything to do with him and the superstars on Raw don’t want anything to do with him. If Nexus wins at SummerSlam, Jericho is only hurting himself. They will be outcasts, men without countries, and dogs without bones. Bret wants Chris to join the team and do the honorable thing. Bret wants a response and then he asks Chris if he is ready to disappoint all of his fans by breaking his word.

Chris tells Bret that he said some things that really made him think. Jericho says that his answer is . . . still no. Jericho says that he had Bret figured out years ago. He calls Bret a hypocrite and a phony. Bret is only concerned about getting the worst beating of his career at the hands of him and Edge. He is worried about being speared and being forced to submit to the Walls of Jericho. He says that Bret is desperate and scared. Chris says that Bret knows that they can’t win at SummerSlam without him and Edge. Chris says that they cannot be replaced by anyone in the business. He says that Bret Hart is screwed one more time. Jericho says that he was not interested in teaming with John Cena or Bret Hart. He is only worried about dismantling the mighty Bret Hart right here.

Edge’s music plays and he comes out to the ring. Edge wants to know what is wrong with Chris. Edge points out that he is talking to Bret Hart. They grew up idolizing them. Edge says that Bret is the reason why they got into the business. Edge says that Jericho trained in his father’s dungeon while Edge had Bret’s poster on his wall. Edge says that he shoveled driveways to get enough money to go to Maple Leaf Gardens with the hope of having Bret put his sunglasses on him. Edge says that he is in.

Edge tries to kick Bret but Bret blocks it and tries for a Sharpshooter but Jericho stops Bret and hits him with a thumb to the eye.

Natalya goes to the ring to check on her uncle. She wants Bret to help her.

We see Tyson Kidd being attacked by Nexus in the back. We also see that David Hart Smith is down. Barrett kicks Smith in the head.

Barrett says that it is a rough day for Bret since the Hart Dynasty won’t be their replacements. Bret and Natalya run to the back as we go to commercial.

We are back and the medical staff is checking on Kidd. Bret gets a chair and he says that he is going to take things into his own hands. John Cena stops Bret from doing anything crazy. He tells Bret to calm down. He says that if Bret walks out the door, they are going to pick them off one by one. Cena says that he is going to go to the Great Khali and he tells Bret to check on his family.

Match Number One: The Miz versus Evan Bourne

They lock up and Miz with a knee to the midsection and a punch. Bourne with kicks to the leg but Miz with a boot to the head. Miz with a kick to the head and an elbow to the chest. Miz chokes Bourne in the ropes and then he hits a splash to the back of the head and then gets a near fall. Miz with a kick to Bourne. Miz with a snap mare and reverse chin lock. Bourne with kicks but Miz drops Bourne on his head when he sidesteps a leaping kick. Miz sets for the clothesline into the corner and he hits it. Bourne with a rear chin lock but Bourne gets back to his feet.

Bourne with a kick but Miz with a knee. Miz tries for a suplex but Bourne counters it with knees to the head. Bourne with a series of kicks and leaping kicks to the midsection. Bourne with a double jump rana for a near fall. Miz with a clothesline to stop Bourne’s momentum. Miz waits for Bourne to get up and Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale for the three count.

Winner: The Miz

After the match, Miz says that he doesn’t care if Sheamus or Randy Orton wins the title on Sunday. When he is ready to cash in his contract, he will be the WWE Champion. Miz tells us that the is the Miz and he is AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSOME.

John Cena is in the back talking to Great Khali, but without Runjin Singh, can Khali understand what Cena is saying?

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look back at last week’s Six Diva Tag match and the return of Melina.

Match Number Two: Melina versus Alicia Fox

Alicia runs Melina into the corner and she connects with a forearm. Alicia tosses Melina by the hair and then she kicks Melina in the ribs. Melina with a shoulder and then she slides back in and hits a back breaker on Alicia. Melina gets a near fall and then she connects with forearms. Melina with a matrix followed by an elbow and a snap mare DDT. Melina with a flying clothesline and then she kicks Alicia to the floor. Melina goes to the floor but Alicia hits her with a clothesline. They return to the ring and Alicia tries for a near fall. Alicia picks Melina up by the hair and sends her back to the mat. Alicia with a forearm followed by a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Alicia with a rear chin lock on Melina and then drives a knee into the back. Melina with punches but Alicia with a forearm. Alicia with a back breaker on Melina and then turns it into a Gory Special. Melina screams and that means it is time for the Code Red and the three count.

Winner: Melina

We go to the interview area and Josh is with Khali but there is no Runjin Singh. Josh asks Khali what team he is loyal to. Khali says WWE. Khali takes the mic and he starts to speak in Hindi and nobody has any idea what he is saying. Khali says that he wants to face Wade Barrett tonight.

We go to commercial.

We are back and during the commercial break, the general manager told Michael Cole that we will have a Divas Title match at SummerSlam between Melina and Alicia Fox.

We also get confirmation that Great Khali will face Wade Barrett tonight.

We are going to have a Divas Summertime Spectacular with the Bella, Eve, Gail Kim, Jillian, and Maryse.

We will also see Sheamus call out Randy Orton.

Edge and Jericho are in the back and Edge wants to know where Bret gets off trying to put him in the Sharpshooter. Jericho says that Bret could be right. If Nexus wins and they take over Raw, they will be ostracized. Jericho says that they might have bitten off more than they could chew. Steve Austin, the Rock, Undertaker, DX, Mr. McMahon, the Alliance. You mention those names and they all have in common that Edge and Jericho have outlasted them. Jericho says that they are architects and generals. If they take out Cena and Hart at SummerSlam, they are in the clear because there won’t be a match.

John Morrison and R Truth are in the back and Morrison says that they have to hold up their part. Truth and Morrison say that they are looking for replacements. Mark Henry says that if they are looking for replacements, they don’t need two. Mark says that this match will be his audition.

Nexus is in their gold dressing room looking at the monitor. Wade gives them the look and the other six leave as we go to commercial.

We are back and Did You Know that WWE has more Facebook fans than the Big Four Sports?

Match Number Three: Ted DiBiase with Maryse versus Mark Henry

Before the match starts, Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel are on the steps to prevent Henry’s entrance into the ring. The other four attack Henry and then Gabriel and Slater join in. They send Henry into the ring steps. Nexus go through the crowd.

The medical staff checks on Henry at ringside.

Sheamus is walking in the back as we go to commercial.

We are back with the WWE Rewind: Randy Orton versus Miz from last week and Sheamus teasing interference.

Sheamus comes to the ring . . . fella.

We see Mark Henry helped to the back as Sheamus passes him.

Sheamus says that after Raw went off the air last week, the WWE Universe was certain that he was afraid to get in the ring with Randy Orton. It was true. He was afraid of what he would do to Randy Orton. Sheamus says that he hurts people and that is why he is the WWE Champion. If there is anyone who doubts him and thinks that Randy Orton is going to swoop in and take his title at SummerSlam, he advises that you watch the following.

We have a video package of the devastation that Sheamus has caused in WWE.

Sheamus asks how many people think that he is afraid of Randy Orton now. He is afraid of no one in the WWE. He says that he has ended careers in this ring. He wants Randy Orton to come out so he can tell him face to face . . .

Orton jumps the gun and he slithers to the ring as only a viper can. Sheamus says that he is surprised that he accepted his invitation.

Orton says that he thinks Sheamus is capable of hurting people, but Sheamus saying that he didn’t come into the ring last week because he was afraid of what he would do to Orton, he is full of it.

Sheamus tells Orton that everyone takes him seriously . . . fella. Orton tells Sheamus that he had the opportunity last week and he blew it, just like he will on Sunday.

The crowd chants for an RKO. Orton says that you can show all of the footage that you want, but the fact remains the same . . . Sheamus never beat him and he never will.

Sheamus says that they are wrong. He says that Triple H and John Cena looked him in the eye. Orton interrupts and he says that he is not Triple H and he is not John Cena. Sheamus tells Orton that he isn’t the WWE Champion and he won’t be after SummerSlam. Sheamus says that after Sunday, that will be it and he will go to the back of the line like John Cena.

Orton says that he will beat Sheamus on Sunday at SummerSlam. Orton says that Sheamus has never beaten him and he will never beat him. If Sheamus wants to redeem himself for what he didn’t do last week, he tells Sheamus to do something about it.

Sheamus and Orton stare each other down and . . .

We’ve got mail. Cole tells us that Sheamus’ title matches in the past have been marred with outside interference. If anyone interferes on Sunday, they will be suspended indefinitely. If Orton loses at SummerSlam, there will be no rematch and he will go to the back of the line. If Sheamus is not scared, then he encourages Sheamus to do something about it right now.

Sheamus backs away from Orton and he teases a punch before getting ready to leave the ring again. Orton attacks Sheamus from behind and Sheamus with a double sledge. Sheamus misses the pump kick and Orton with a back breaker. Orton stands over Sheamus and then he backs up for a field goal attempt. Orton stops short and Sheamus backs into the corner with a scared look on his face. Orton leaves the ring and has the title belt in his hand.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Sheamus is at ringside.

Match Number Three: Percy Watson, Lucky Cannon, and Kaval versus Michael McGillicutty, Alex Riley, and Husky Harris

Michael and Percy start things off and Michael with a side ehad lock and shoulder tackle. Percy with a flying back elbow for a near fall. Watson with an arm bar but Michael with an arm drag. Michael with a leap frog and drop kick for a near fall. Riley tags in and he punches Watson and kicks him in the corner. Riley with a near fall on Watson and then he puts Watson in an arm bar with chin lock. Watson with punches but Riley with a knee. Watson with an enzuigiri and he tags in Kaval and he hits a running elbow and kicks. Kaval gets sent to the apron but he puts Riley in a Dragon Sleeper in the ropes and he has to release the hold. Kaval with a springboard kick and he gets a near fall that is broken up by Michael. Lucky takes care of Michael and hits a pescado. Kaval goes to the apron and Husky makes the blind tag. Kaval with a sunset flip and double stomp. Harris with a clothesline to the back of the head followed by a back senton for the three count.

Winners: Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty, and Alex Riley

After the match, Sheamus hits Riley with the pump kick and then he sends McGillicutty into the ringside barrier. Sheamus goes into the ring and he hits the Celtic Cross. Sheamus gets the mic. He says to everyone, especially the fans that he will be the WWE Champion next week.

R Truth and John Morrison walk in the back as we go to commercial.

Match Number Four: R Truth and John Morrison versus William Regal and Zack Ryder

Truth and Regal start things off and Regal kicks Truth. Ryder tags in and hits a neck breaker and gets a near fall. Ryder with a snap mare and drop kick to the back of the head for a near fall. Ryder with a reverse chin lock. Ryder sends Truth into the corner and then misses the running boot in the corner and both men are down. Morrison tags in and hits a clothesline and drop kick followed by a leg lariat followed by a Flux Capacitor for a near fall. Regal and Truth get into the ring. Morrison with a kick and he sends Ryder into the turnbuckles and hits the springboard spin kick. Morrison with the corkscrew split legged moonsault for the three count.

Winners: John Morrison and R Truth

It is time to run through the card for SummerSlam.

The Bellas are walking through the back for their match and we go to commercial.

Match Number Five: Bellas versus Eve and Gail Kim versus Maryse and Jillian Hall in a Divas Summertime Spectacular Match

Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov are the guest referees.

Maryse and Eve start off and Maryse puts a hat in her face. Eve with a Thesz Press and she slams Maryse’s head into the mat. Brie tag in and she connects with forearms to Maryse. Maryse with a slap and Jillian holds Brie with the towel. Maryse punches Brie and Jillian tags in. Brie is tossed across the ring by Jillian and Jillian with a surfboard. Brie with a mare to get out of the hold and Nikki tags in with a clothesline and drop kick. Nikki with a tilt-a-whirl head scissors and drop kick for a near fall but Eve breaks things up. Eve with a swinging neck breaker to Nikkie. Gail puts an inner tube over Maryse and hits Eat Defeat. Jillian knocks Eve out of the ring and then she sends Gail onto Eve. Brie with a bulldog to Jillian and Nikki with a cross body for the three count.

Winners: The Bellas

After the match, Tamina comes to the ring in her swimwear and Santino tries to leave. Tamina slaps Santino on his rear end and he leaves the ring with a smile on his face.

It is time for the SummerSlam Recall: Big Bossman versus The Mountie from 1991.

Great Khali is walking in the back as we go to . . . a sneak attack from Nexus. They clip Khali and then the other six guys continue the attack. A referee calls for medical attention for Khali.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we see the attack on Great Khali moments ago.

The Nexus are in the ring and Wade Barrett has the mic. He says that his match with Great Khali has been cancelled. On Sunday, a new chapter in the history of the WWE is going to be written by the Nexus. The balance of power on Raw is going to shift dramatically and permanently. They will beat Team WWE and they will have achieved more than anyone ever could have imagined.

Skip says that Raw has been become their show. Bret Hart will join Ricky Steamboat and Mr. McMahon as their victims. He tells R Truth, John Morrison, and John Cena that they will beat them physically and mentally so they will never recover.

Otunga says that if anyone is thinking of joining Team WWE, think about what they did to the Hart Dynasty, Mark Henry, and the Great Khali. Otunga tells them to think if they want to be next.

John Cena and Bret Hart are walking in the back and the Miz stops them. Miz says that Cena’s team is in trouble. Two members quit, three potential members got injured, and one got Nancy Kerriganed. Miz says that it was a matter of time before he asked Mr. Money in the Bank to be a part of the team. He wants Bret to ask him to join the team to save Raw. Bret asks Miz and then Miz says that he wants to hear it from both of them. Cena asks Miz and Miz thinks about it. He says that times have changed in a year. Miz thinks about it a little more. He says that he will let Cena know on Sunday.

Cena and Bret talk about having to use him and Cena says that it has come down to using him.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Justin Long is the Guest Host next week.

Match Number Six: John Cena and Bret Hart versus Edge and Chris Jericho in a Nexus are the Lumberjacks Match

Cena and Edge start off and Edge kicks Cena. Cena with a bulldog and Hart with a punch from the apron. Cena with a side head lock take down. Edge with a forearm to the back and Cena is thrown to the floor and they attack Cena before rolling him back in. Edge with a kick to the back. Jericho tags in and he throws Cena to the floor for some more Nexus battery.

Jericho picks Cena up and throws him outside the ring one more time. The attack on John Cena continues while Jericho and Edge celebrate on the apron. Slater with a punch to Cena before he gets rolled back into the ring. Cena reverses things and throws Jericho to the floor. Jericho cowers but then sees that Nexus are not going to do anything to him. Jericho returns to the ring and Edge watches in shock. Cena tries for Attitude Adjustment but Jericho escapes and tries for the Walls of Jericho but Cena gets out of the hold.

Cena goes to the floor and he punches Barrett. Jericho goes after Cena but Cena moves and Jericho knocks Barrett off the apron. Jericho is sent to the floor and Jericho yells at Barrett and Nexus attacks Jericho. Edge joins in the brawl on the floor.

Bret brings Gabriel into the ring and punches him. Barrett pulls Gabriel out of the ring. The lumberjacks discuss strategy.

Cena and Hart stand in the ring and Nexus get on the apron.

R Truth and John Morrison enter the ring. Edge walks to the back along with Jericho as we have a seven on four situation in the ring.

No Contest

Edge and Jericho look at each other and they start to walk to the back but then they stop and go to the ring to join Cena and his cohorts. We have a seven on six situation.

We have mayhem in the ring as Barrett and Sheffield leave the ring along with the other members of Nexus since their plan got ruined.

Team WWE returns to the ring as we see Nexus in the crowd looking down on the ring.

We go to credits.

2011 - Stan Hansen's official autobiography was released by Crowbar Press.

2011 - Mike Pavone, the Executive Vice President of WWE Studios, left the company.  There was no public reason given yet for the departure nor was there any word as to whether Pavone's exit meant WWE was changing their film strategy going forward but it was believed the poor performance of "That's What I Am" and the overall quality of "The Reunion" which had yet to be released at that point, were major factors.

The week before during a teleconference with WWE stockholders, Vince McMahon discussed the Studios division of the company, noting that while Randy Orton vehicle "That's What I Am" was an award winning movie, it didn't matter since it lost $3.3 million. McMahon noted some planned changes for the Studios, stating they would adjust the genre of the movie division to fit what WWE audiences expect of their performers. McMahon said, " That's What I Am" was a great movie, but it didn't appeal to our audience." He also noted they were going to lower their production budgets.

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