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1986 - Lance Von Erich & The Dingo Warrior (Ultimate Warrior) defeat Matt Borne & Master Gee (subbing for Buzz Sawyer) to win the World Class Championship Wrestling Tag Team Title in Ft. Worth, Texas.
1996 - WWF's Survivor Series was held in New York City at Madison Square Garden, and was headlined by Sid Vicious defeating Shawn Michaels for the WWF World Heavyweight Title. Matt Shalk penned the following:
SURVIVOR SERIES 1996
by Matt Shalk
November 17, 1996
Location: New York, New York
Arena: Madison Square Garden
Attendance: 18, 647
► Doug Furnas, Phil LaFon, & The Godwinns (Henry & Phineas Godwinn) defeated "British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith, Owen Hart, & the New Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Leif Cassidy) in a team elimination match. Clarence Mason accompanied "British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith & Owen Hart to ringside. Hillbilly Jim accompanied Henry & Phineas Godwinn.
Eliminations: Henry Godwinn pinned Marty Jannetty following a Slop Drop. Owen Hart pinned Henry Godwinn. The British Bulldog powerslammed Phineas Godwinn and made the pin. Phil LaFon pinned Leif Cassidy following a superplex. LaFon then pinned The British Bulldog with a small package. Doug Furnas pinned Hart following a German suplex to win the match for his team.
Survivors: Doug Furnas & Phil LaFon
► The Undertaker defeated Mankind following a tombstone piledriver.The Undertaker made a unique ring entrance, as he descended from the ceiling wearing wings. Paul Bearer, managing Mankind, was suspended over the ring in a cage during the match. By virtue of his win, the Undertaker was allowed five minutes alone in the ring with Paul Bearer, but The Executioner (Terry Gordy in a mask) ran in and made the save before the Undertaker could lay a beating on his former manager.
► "Marvelous" Marc Mero, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, "The Stalker" Barry Windham, & Rocky Maivia defeated WWF Intercontinental Champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Goldust, Crush, & Jerry "The King" Lawler in a team elimination match. Sable accompanied Marc Mero to ringside. Marlena accompanied Goldust. Sunny joined the commentary team for the match.
Eliminations: Jake Roberts pinned Jerry Lawler following a DDT. Goldust hit Barry Windham with the Curtain Call and made the pin. Marc Mero pinned Hunter Hearst Helmsley following a moonsault. Marc Mero was counted out. Crush pinned Jake Roberts following a heart punch. Rocky Maivia hit a high crossbody and pinned Crush, then pinned Goldust following a shoulder breaker to win the match for his team.
Survivors: Rocky Maivia
► Bret "Hitman" Hart pinned "Stone Cold" Steve Austin in an excellent match. The finish saw Austin lock Hart in the Million Dollar Dream sleeper, but Hart pushed off the ropes and fell backwards on Austin for the pin. This was Steve Austin's Survivor Series debut.
► Faaroog, Vader, Razor Ramon II, & Diesel II fought to a draw with Savio Vega, Flash Funk, Yokozuna, & Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka in a team elimination match. Jimmy Snuka was promoted as a "mystery partner" on the team. Jim Cornette accompanied Vader to ringside. The original Nation of Domination accompanied Faarooq.
Eliminations: Diesel II pinned Savio Vega following a jackknife power bomb. Jimmy Snuka pinned Razor Ramon II following a Superfly Splash off the top rope. Diesel II brought a chair into the ring, and everyone started to brawl. The referee called for the bell and disqualified all of the remaining participants.
► Sycho Sid defeated Shawn Michaels to win the WWF Championship. Jose Lothario, Shawn's mentor, was at ringside. The end of the match saw Sid hit Lothario with a television camera. Michaels responded by hitting Sid with Sweet Chin Music, but opted to check on Lothario instead of trying for the pin. The referee was out in the ring, so Sid hit Michaels with the television camera as well. Sid threw Michaels back into the ring and hit a power bomb, the referee recovered, and Sid made the pin to win his first WWF Championship. Sid, despite being a heel, received a great response from the live crowd.
CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Mark Henry was originally scheduled to compete as a member of the Marc Mero's team, but injured his leg prior to the event and was unable to participate. Jake "The Snake" Roberts replaced him on the team.
NOTES: Vince McMahon & Jim Ross did commentary for the event. Carlos Cabrera and Hugo Savinovich did Spanish commentary. Todd Pettingill, Dok Hendrix, & Kevin Kelly handled backstage interviews. Howard Finkel was the ring announcer....Bart Gunn, Jesse James, Bob Holly, & "Portuguese Man-O-War" Aldo Montoya defeated Billy Gunn, Salvatore Sincere, The Sultan, & Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw in a Survivor Series elimination match featured on the live "Free-For-All" pre-show prior to the pay-per-view. Bart Gunn was the sole survivor on his team....Promotional materials for the event featured Shawn Michaels, Sycho Sid, Bret "Hitman" Hart, & "Stone Cold" Steve Austin....Shawn Michaels was booed out of the building, despite being the babyface in the main event. The finish, using the television camera was used just the night before at ECW's November to Remember.
Buck Woodward: This was the only Survivor Series card that I attended live and in person. ... I was shocked when Bart Gunn was given the win in the dark match, since it was obvious, even then, that Billy was going to get the push. ... Surprise number two was them putting Lafon and Furnas over so strong. ... Undertaker's entrance was awesome. ... Much like Undertaker years before, who knew what Rocky Maivia was going to become. ... Hart vs. Austin was fantastic, and a match that often gets forgotten, since their Wrestlemania 13 match is so celebrated. ... It was cool to see Snuka do the Superfly splash in Madison Square Garden in person. ... What was Flash Funk/2 Cold Scorpio thinking with that yellow and red outfit? ... It was wild to hear the MSG crowd totally turn on Michaels and cheer Sid in the main event.
Mike Johnson: I attended this show live and had seats that were so horrible on the floor that my friends and I actually snuck halfway up the building to WORSE seats so we had a better view of the ring....This was probably the only show where Doug Furnas and Phil Lafon came off looking like stars during their WWF tenure. I really expected a lot out of them here, especially since I loved Furnas' work, but it wasn't to be.....2 Cold Scorpio's debut set the pace for his WWF run as well, as he never really got out of the gate with the Flash Funk character....I'm pretty sure this was the last big WWF appearance for Yokozuna....Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin was awesome and worth whatever I paid for the ticket to the show. Just great stuff that set the stage for Austin's rise to prominence in the WWF.
1998 - Duane Gill, playing his "Gillberg" character (a spoof on Goldberg), defeats Christian for the WWF Light Heavyweight Title in Columbus, Ohio.
2000 - Da Hit Squad defeat Don Montoya & Homicide for the Jersey All Pro Tag Team Titles in Bayonne, New Jersey, the second of five title reigns for the duo.
2002 - WWE's Survivor Series was held in Madison Square Garden in New York City, and featured five separate title changes. Here is Tim Whitehead's original report on the show:
WWE's Survivor Series (11/17 from New York's Madison Square Garden) was a successful event with two controversial endings. The show set what I believe is a PPV record with a clean sweep of five title changes (they've done four a couple of times). Two of those changes were controversial, in the non-storyline sense. The first was when Brock Lesnar lost the WWE World Title to Big Show when Paul Heyman turned. A very good case could be made that Lesnar needed a long, uninterrupted reign to establish himself as a new major star. His position was already watered down by the decision to create a separate world title for RAW. The loss of the title this soon shows an amazing lack of patience among the people running WWE, even though all logic dictates that he'll get the belt back soon enough. The Heyman turn was something that eventually would have to happen, and should happen, but should have been saved for something like a Wrestlemania. I actually enjoyed the tension between Lesnar and Heyman, and the gimmick of them often arguing, but then working together at match time, was one that could have lasted a long while before the blow off. Why, after all, would Heyman dump the Next Big Thing, a guy who (on WWE TV at least) had never lost via pinfall, for a guy they've treated as a jobber for the past two years and who as recently as the last Smackdown got pulverized by Lesnar?
The other controversial ending was the Shawn Michaels win in the Elimination Chamber for the RAW World Title. One would think this is short term as well due to Heartbreak Kid's back problems. It was also controversial because of his past record of not doing jobs, though doing a return favor for Triple H probably won't be a problem for him. HBK was clearly the emotional and crowd favorite in that match so his win was logical, and thus more popular than his notorious last title win on a Survivor Series.
The split team commentary was very good. The crowd cooled a few times but was mostly hot, and very hot for the key matches and spots.
BUBBA RAY DUDLEY & SPIKE DUDLEY & JEFF HARDY defeated THREE MINUTE WARNING in 14:19 in a Tables Elimination Match. All six brawled at first with TMW getting dumped from the ring. Bubba threw Spike out onto them, but they caught him, so Jeff vaulted high out onto them, nearly killing himself on the bump. They did a couple of wazzup spots, and then the tables began to materialize. Rosey put himself through a table when he charged Spike and missed, but it wasn't an elimination since they used the rules that going through a table on an offensive move doesn't count. I'm sure they'll use the opposite rules next time, just to confuse us. By the way, Rosey plowing through that table looked awesome. Jeff and Rosey then sort of messed up a little spot and the crowd let them know about it. The first elimination came at 4:23 when Spike tried for a Dudley Dog on Rico, but Rosey & Jamal blocked it and plastered Spike through a table in a spot that looked really painful. Rosey & Jamal went to the top but both got crotched. Rosey's crotching may have been the best one of all time. Rico got tossed out and landed on a cameraman. Rosey attacked Jeff and dragged him through the crowd. Bubba laid Rico and Jamal out and chased after Rosey. Rosey was about to put Jeff through a table in the crowd area when Bubba made the save. Jeff then swantoned Rosey through the table from off a ledge for the second elimination at 7:52. Back in the ring, Bubba got jumped and placed on a table. Rico went up to moonsault him through but Jeff caused a crotching again. Bubba tried to superplex Rico through but Jamal moved the table. Jeff did a corkscrew moonsault on Jamal. On the floor, Jeff did his rail run but slipped and clumsily went through a table held by Jamal (ruled an offensive move by the ref, so no elimination). However, Jeff was hurt and got placed on another table and Jamal splashed him through from off the top for the elimination at 10:57 in a major sick looking spot. Jamal went to superplex Bubba through a table but Bubba blocked it and powerbombed Jamal through from off the top for an elimination at 12:08. This left Bubba and Rico, but Jamal & Rosey, though eliminated, attacked Bubba and beat him up before leaving. Rico joined in and it was three-on-one until suddenly, to a huge pop, D-Von Dudley ran in for the save. D-Von destroyed Rosey & Jamal, and they finished it off with a 3D on Rico through a table at 14:19 for the win. There was a big pop as Bubba & D-Von hugged, reuniting the Dudley Boyz, as D-Von is now back on RAW as part of the Big Show trade. Excellent opener.
Stacy Keibler appeared at the World, saying she had sent Test on a tour to promote his testicles. Saliva performed a song live.
BILLY KIDMAN beat JAMIE NOBLE to capture the Cruiserweight Title in 7:28. Some good mat stuff with Noble hitting a neckbreaker. Noble hurled Kidman out and nailed him with a tope. The crowd cooled here and didn't pop until near the end, but it was a good match. Kidman dropkicked Noble out of the air and hit a backbreaker. They started trading two counts but the crowd still didn't get that much into it. Kidman went up for his shooting star press, with Nidia pulling Noble to safety. So Kidman then splashed Noble on the floor. Back in the ring they did a series of spots concluding with Noble colliding with Nidia after she slapped Kidman. They traded more twos, including one after Kidman DDT'd Noble off the top. Noble responded by DDT'ing Kidman almost straight down on his head from a top rope position. Kidman recovered and went back up. Nidia tried to stop him so he kicked her away and then hit the shooting star press for the pin and first of five title changes.
Backstage, Kurt Angle told Chris Benoit that if Kidman can win a title, then surely they can regain their tag belts. Angle called himself the team captain and they argued back and forth over it until finally doing the hugging deal again, with Benoit not all that happy about it.
F-VIEW cameras caught Victoria looking in her dressing room mirror. She asked the mirror who is the prettiest diva of them all. The mirror didn't actually say anything, nor did Ultimate Warrior appear in it (remember that angle in WCW?). But Victoria thought the mirror said Trish Stratus is the prettiest, so she went into a rage and smashed the mirror and tore up a cardboard Trish cut-out.
VICTORIA defeated TRISH STRATUS in 7:00 in a hardcore match to capture the WWE Women's Title. This may have been the roughest women's match ever in WWE. Jerry Lawler said Victoria just hasn't been the same since that house fell on her sister. Victoria choked Trish with her ring jacket. She used a broom on Trish. They took some pretty good shots from garbage cans and lids. They then used the kendo sticks for some hard blows. They were really laying them in. Trish tried to set up an ironing board but it wouldn't stand, so she propped it in the corner and rammed Victoria into it. They used the lids and sticks some more. Victoria got a bloody nose. She grabbed a mirror and looked at herself in it, but the mirror didn't get used as a weapon. Trish hit a very bad bulldog. Victoria shot a fire extinguisher off in Trish's face and pinned her with a suplex. Not much finesse, but a very entertaining women's match. I like Victoria's gimmick.
Jonathan Coachman interviewed Eric Bischoff. Bischoff promised the Elimination Chamber would make history, would be better than anything Stephanie could come up with, etc.. Big Show walked by and told Bischoff he was about to prove what a mistake it was to trade him away to Smackdown. Meanwhile, in Lesnar's locker room, Heyman was feigning concern over Lesnar's broken rib and promising to stand by him in the match.
BIG SHOW defeated BROCK LESNAR in 4:19 to capture the WWE World Title. Show threw Lesnar around but Lesnar then tackled him to a big pop. They brawled on the floor. In the ring, Lesnar side suplexed Show. He didn't get him all the way up and Taz, on the mic, said it was because of his broken rib. Lesnar gave Show a German suplex and also didn't get him all the way over. The ref took a great bump when Lesnar accidentally collided with him. Lesnar hit a belly to belly suplex. Heyman tossed in a chair. Lesnar walloped Show with it and hit the F5 (a real good one, too, despite Show's huge size). A second ref ran in to count the pin, but Heyman turned at this point by dragging the ref out and slugging him. Lesnar immediately went after Heyman and chased him, allowing Show to recover and blindside Lesnar with two chairshots to the rib area, followed by a chokeslam on the chair. The original ref revived and counted the first "official" pin on Lesnar in WWE. It was as good as a match with Show can be, and had great heat. Lesnar lost, but was protected. I'm not all that happy with the booking here, but we'll see how it turns out, I guess. Show and Heyman left together and fled in a limo.
Al Wilson & Dawn Marie were shown in the crowd, cuddling and watching the show together like two love birds.
EDDIE GUERRERO & CHAVO GUERRERO JR. defeated EDGE & REY MYSTERIO JR, and KURT ANGLE & CHRIS BENOIT in a three way elimination match to capture the Smackdown WWE World Tag Titles in 19:24. Benoit and Mysterio started it off. Mysterio hit a huracanrana. Edge tagged in. Benoit tagged Angle in, but he immediately tagged Chavo. Mysterio and Chavo traded bumps. Mysterio did spinning headscissors on both Angle and Eddie. Angle charged Mysterio but hit the post. Mysterio went to the top but slipped off and landed scarily almost on his head. Angle went to work on Mysterio, scoring some twos. Angle put a long facelock on Mysterio, which briefly killed the crowd. Angle and Benoit fast tagged and kept Mysterio tied up. Mysterio came back after landing standing on a suplex and plastered Angle with a hard kick. Edge hot tagged in and destroyed everyone until Angle & Benoit caught him and did the crossface and ankle lock combo on him. Mysterio made the save for Edge. Angle and Chavo brawled out to the floor where Mysterio did a corkscrew moonsault onto them. Benoit was about to German suplex Edge when Eddie came off the top with a sunset flip. So Eddie sunset flipped Benoit, who held onto Edge and German suplexed him as he was going over. Benoit suplexed Eddie out for a big bump and did more Germans on Edge. Eddie frog splashed Edge. Benoit did the diving headbutt on Eddie. Chavo hit Benoit with one of the title belts and then tossed the belt to Angle. Benoit thought Angle hit him, and they argued, allowing Edge to spear Benoit for the pin at 13:08. Kind of sad to see Angle & Benoit eliminated, but then, all three teams here were popular in their own way. Angle & Benoit, frustrated at their elimination, laid all four rivals out before leaving. They argued with one another on the way out. The Guerreros doubled on Edge and scored several twos. Mysterio hot tagged and the tide turned. Edge vaulted Mysterio up for a huracanrana off the top on Eddie. Mysterio did the 619 on Eddie as well. Mysterio went up for the West Coast Pop but Chavo hit him with one of the belts and Eddie forced Mysterio to tap to the Lasso from El Paso. It was a good match judged by normal standards but not the excellent match we've come to expect from these guys.
Christopher Nowinski came out and claimed to be the only Harvard graduate in the arena. He said New Yorkers are stupid. He added that intelligence isn't something you can buy, the way the Yankees bought all their World Series wins. Matt Hardy came out and disputed Nowinski, claiming New Yorkers could better be classified as losers rather than stupid. He said they not only lack Mattitude, but are sucking the Mattitude out of him so badly that he was in danger of choking like the Knicks. Nowinski and Matt argued back and forth over whether New Yorkers are stupid or losers, finally compromising by agreeing New Yorkers are losers who are stupid, calling them "loopid". At this point, Scott Steiner came out to a massive pop. Matt used Nowinski as a shield, but it was to no avail as Steiner destroyed both with suplexes, dumping them from the ring to excellent crowd heat. Steiner got on the mic and put over New York City, but otherwise said nothing about whether he's going to RAW or Smackdown. It was a great debut for Steiner, who came off looking like a major star.
Terri tried to interview HBK about the Elimination Chamber but they were interrupted by an RNN news report from Randy Orton, giving an update on his rehab.
Coach interviewed HHH, who had Ric Flair with him. HHH called the Chamber a first class ticket to hell but vowed to come out of it the winner because he really is that damn good.
Bischoff came out and put over the rules for the Chamber. He got inside the structure and pointed out all its features. It was a domed cage with chains instead of fencing for the siding. Its base was level with the ring, so if a wrestler got thrown out he would land on steel. There were four plexiglass individual chambers inside. The rules were that four wrestlers chosen by random drawing would enter those chambers, while the remaining two wrestlers would start the match. Every five minutes a wrestler would be released from his chamber, also by random drawing. The last man left would be the new RAW World Champion. It was an interesting structure, with the metal base being the scariest part. The chains instead of fencing looked good but wasn't any rougher than regular fencing. Kind of "gimmicky" but it came out okay as a live match forum.
SHAWN MICHAELS defeated TRIPLE H, CHRIS JERICHO, KANE, BOOKER T, and ROB VAN DAM in the Elimination Chamber to capture the RAW World Title in 39:17. Jim Ross mentioned all the wrestlers' Survivor Series records as they entered the ring. HHH's wasn't all that hot. HBK's, of course, included Montreal. The first four, in order, were Jericho, Booker, Kane, and HBK, each of whom entered an individual chamber. It was funny because they were also released from their chambers in that same order, but JR & Lawler kept wondering who the next guy released would be throughout the match. HHH and RVD started off the bout. They immediately started bumping on the steel base floor, which must surely have hurt. There was one comical WCW type blooper when RVD rammed HHH into the door and it flew open, after we had been told they were sealed inside. HHH juiced. RVD hit him with the rolling thunder on the steel. RVD went up on top of Jericho's chamber but Jericho reached through the chains to grab him. RVD still managed to dive off onto HHH. The first five minute mark was reached and Jericho was released from his chamber. RVD quickly moonsaulted him. Jericho vaulted RVD up into the chain caging but RVD grabbed it like Spiderman and came back off onto Jericho. HHH and Jericho joined forces and doubled on RVD, ramming him repeatedly into the caging. HHH gave RVD a DDT. At the end of the second five minutes, Booker was released. He laid HHH and Jericho out with kicks and did the spinaroonie. He then brawled with RVD. Booker flattened HHH with a scissor kick and RVD came off onto him with a frog splash from off a chamber. RVD sold it that his knee went out and Booker immediately missile kicked him and pinned him, so RVD was eliminated at 13:37. Jericho and Booker went at it and traded some good spots. Kane was released. He destroyed everyone, with HHH taking a Flair-style face first bump. Kane mauled Jericho and threw him through the glass on one of the empty chambers. It was a great looking spot. Kane chokeslammed Booker, with Jericho recovering and sneaking in with a lionsault for the pin and elimination on Booker at 17:39. Kane laid HHH out again and pulverized Jericho, who was juicing from the glass shot. An "HBK" chant started as it was nearly time for his release, and when he came out there was a huge pop. HBK cleaned house on everyone until Kane chokeslammed him. Kane then chokeslammed HHH and Jericho. This gave HBK time to recover and he caught Kane with the sweet chin music. HHH pedigreed Kane, followed by Jericho lionsaulting him and Kane was eliminated at 22:51 when Jericho pinned him. HHH and Jericho doubled on HBK, ramming him into the caging and bumping him on the steel. HBK juiced a gusher. HBK tried to piledrive Jericho on the steel but he backdropped HBK for a sick bump. Gotta give credit to HBK for taking this with his bad back. Jericho bulldogged and lionsaulted HBK but only scored two. The crowd by now was really into HBK as the favorite. HBK moonsaulted Jericho for a near fall. HBK put Jericho in his own walls hold but HHH broke it up. HHH gave HBK a DDT. HHH and Jericho argued over who would pin him and they began fighting. Jericho put HHH in the walls. HBK surprised Jericho with the sweet chin music and pinned him at 30:40. This left HHH and HBK. HHH backdropped HBK again on the steel, and then threw him through one of the glass chambers, like happened to Jericho earlier. Huge pop when HBK kicked out at two. They each took more shots into the steel and the chain caging. The crowd was chanting "HBK" like crazy. HBK came off one of the individual chambers with an elbow. HHH blocked the chin music and hit a pedigree, but he was slow to make the cover due to exhaustion and only scored a two count. HHH went for another pedigree but HBK backdropped him and nailed him with the chin music for the pin. Major pop for the HBK win and title change. A long gimmick match with both some weak and strong spots, but mostly good and the grand finale was excellent to end an overall strong PPV show. HHH apparently was legit injured during the match.
Notes: Triple H suffered a throat injury during the main event at Survivor Series when Rob Van Dam hit him with his shin while going for a frog splash off one of the chambers. Triple H was in the trauma unit for the throat injury that night, and in his tights and bloody until Monday afternoon. There was a delay in testing his throat as he was dehydrated from his match and was unable to drink due to concerns of causing an infection in the throat, which forced him to need IV treatment in order to prepare his body for dyes they doctors needed to inject for tests.
2005 - WWE broadcast a tribute to Eddie Guerrero on Smackdown. Richard Trionfo filed the following report:
Last Sunday, Eddie Guerrero died unexpectedly in Minneapolis, Minnesota at 38. Instead of the regular Raw and Smackdown tapings that night, they did a number of matches featuring Raw versus Smackdown talent to honor the memory of Eddie Guerrero.
This week's show comes to you from Minneapolis, Minnesota and your announcers are Tazz and Michael Cole.
The show begins with a graphic "In Memory Eddie Guerrero 1967-2005"
Eddie Guerrero's entrance music plays and the low rider drives out with Batista at the wheel. Batista gets a mic and he says that if he knows anything about Eddie Guerrero, he would hate to see Batista in the ring crying like a little baby, but he cannot do that because he cannot believe that Eddie is gone. He has been thinking all day and does not know what to say or if he is the right person to come out and speak about Eddie. He wants the crowd to know two things about Eddie. First, he loved his family. Eddie had a lot of demons and troubles in his past, but he fought back from hell to get that back. The second thing was that he loved this business. He lived, breathed, ate, and bled this business. No matter how much pain he was in, when he stepped through the curtain, the pain went away. Batista fights back tears as he continues and the crowd chants "Eddie". His one comfort is that Eddie has found peace and is with God. Batista says that he would give anything to have Eddie back here because he misses Eddie. He will make sure that everyone remembers Eddie. Batista lays the World Title belt on the hood of the low rider and salutes Eddie as he walks to the back and we go to the video package that aired on Raw and commercials.
We are back with footage of Eddie Guerrero from his DVD where he talks about his childhood and family. He talked about how he got involved in wrestling. He talked about how Chavo Junior is more like his brother than his nephew.
It is time for our first match, Matt Hardy versus Carlito
Before the match, Michael Cole talks about how Carlito was responsible for the storyline between Eddie and Rey. Carlito with a side head lock and then he pulls the hair when Matt tries to get out of the hold. Matt counters with a hammer lock and side head lock of his own. Carlito tries to send Matt off the ropes, but Matt holds on to Carlito's hair. Matt slams Carlito's head into the turnbuckle repeatedly followed by a punch. Matt with a kick to Carlito and then he charges at Carlito, but Carlito with a drop toe hold that sends Matt outside the ring to the floor. Carlito sends Matt's back into the ring apron before rolling him back into the ring. Carlito kicks and punches Matt in the corner. Carlito with a suplex to Matt for a two count. Carlito kicks Matt and then connects with a series of shoulder blocks in the corner. Carlito punches Matt and then gets a two count. Carlito works on Matt's back and then he slams Matt before going to the second turnbuckle. Carlito mocks Matt, but when he comes off the turnbuckle, he is met by a boot from Hardy. Matt with forearms to Carlito followed by a running forearm and clothesline. Matt continues the attack with a back body drop and a Side Effect for a two count. Matt tries for a belly-to-back suplex, but Carlito floats over and hits a lungblower for a two count. Carlito slams Matt's head into the turnbuckle and then punches Matt. Carlito puts Matt on the top turnbuckle and he goes up too, but Matt knocks Carlito off. Matt with a leg drop from the second turnbuckle and then he prepares for the Twist of Fate, but Carlito pushes him into the turnbuckle. Carlito tries for a suplex, but Matt blocks it and hits the Twist of Fate for the three count.
Winner: Matt Hardy
Vince McMahon says that Eddie Guerrero was a classic performer. He will be remembered as one of the greats. He had a passion for the craft. He was a craftsman. When he was in the ring he was happy to perform for the crowd whether they cheered him or booed him. Vince says that there was one thing the he loved more than performing, and that was his family; his immediate family and his WWE family. Whether they were on the crew, in the locker room, or wherever, they were part of his familia. A lot can be said about Eddie's great performances, but Eddie was a damn good man. We go to commercial.
We are back with footage from Eddie's UPN special when he talks about how he got his family back after dealing with his personal problems.
It is time for our next match, Animal and Heidenreich versus Trevor Murdoch and Lance Cade
Michael Cole mentions that more than 100,000 e-mails were received in the first 24 hours after Eddie's death and they will be given to Vickie.
Heidenreich and Cade start things off. Cade kicks Heidenreich and connects with a forearm to his back. Cade with shoulder tackles in the corner. Heidenreich blocks a punch from Cade and connects with punches of his own and a clothesline. Murdoch with a knee to Heidenreich's back as he comes off the ropes. Heidenreich hits Cade and then Murdoch comes in and they throw Heidenreich over the top rope to the floor. Murdoch rolls Heidenreich back in for a one count. Murdoch tags in and he punches Heidenreich followed by a side Russian leg sweep. Murdoch continues the attack with an abdominal stretch. Heidenreich escapes the hold and then Murdoch punches Heidenreich. Cade tags in and he connects with a running knee in the corner. Murdoch tags in and he connects with a running knee to the corner. Cade tags back in, but Heidenreich with a spear and Animal is tagged in. Animal punches Murdoch and Cade followed by a shoulder tackle on Murdoch. Cade attacks Animal from behind, but Animal with a double clothesline to Cade and Murdoch. Murdoch is thrown out of the ring and Heidenreich with a side slam to Cade and then he hits the Doomsday Device for the three count.
Winner: Animal and Heidenreich
Booker T and Sharmell talk about how they go back to WCW and have wars in and out of the ring. They almost got into a fist fight in the locker room. Their hearts go out to Eddie's family and his girls. If they ever need help, they can go to him and Sharmell. He knows that Eddie is up there watching this and would want everyone to put on the best show possible. He knows that he will see Eddie again and he says that he loves Eddie. We go to commercial.
We are back with the part of the UPN special that talked about the Los Guerreros "Lie, Cheat, Steal" vignettes.
Big Show says that Eddie was very spiritual and was a great dad. Every time he saw Eddie around his kids, he was so full of life and joy because he was so proud of his family. Show's only comfort in losing a friend is knowing that he is with God now and all of the pain and all of the things that he endured, he is safe now and he is loved. He says that he cannot believe that Eddie is gone while he fights back tears. He says that there will never be another like Eddie. We go to commercial.
We are back with clips from the UPN special where he talked about how he grew up with wrestling and the El Paso Coliseum and how he would wrestle during intermissions.
It is time for our next match, Chavo Guerrero Junior versus Bradshaw (with Jillian Hall)
Bradshaw backs Chavo into the corner and they exchange punches with Bradshaw getting the advantage. Bradshaw with a side head lock followed by a shoulder tackle. Chavo with an arm drag and side head lock take down. Chavo holds on to Bradshaw's hair when Bradshaw tries for an Irish whip. Chavo grabs Bradshaw's hair again. Chavo does it a third time. He lets go of the side head lock and connects with a thumb to the eye followed by a punch that knocks Bradshaw out of the ring. Chavo with a pescado onto Bradshaw. Bradshaw pulls Jillian in front of him, but Chavo still punches Bradshaw. Chavo goes up top and hits a missile drop kick for a two count. Chavo goes to the top again, but Bradshaw catches him and hits the fallaway slam on Chavo. Bradshaw does the Latino shimmy before connecting with a forearm to the back and a kick that sends Chavo to the mat. Bradshaw continues the attack with a swinging neck breaker. Bradshaw with another swinging neck breaker for a two count. Bradshaw punches Chavo in the corner. Bradshaw with a sleeper to Chavo, but Chavo is able to get out of the hold with elbows and a punch to Bradshaw. Bradshaw tries for the Clothesline from Hell, but Chavo is able to hit a drop kick and both men are down. Chavo blocks punches from Bradshaw and connects with punches of his own to Bradshaw's head and then he does the Eddie shimmy before punching Bradshaw. Chavo with a tilt-a-whirl head scissors to Bradshaw. Bradshaw tries for another fallaway slam, but Chavo is able to counter with a DDT. Chavo goes for two chairs. Chavo throws one in and then he pulls the second one in and tosses it to Bradshaw before the ref sees it. The ref yells at Bradshaw and tells him to get rid of the chair. Chavo with a low blow followed by the Three Amigos and the Frog Splash for the three count.
Winner: Chavo Guerrero Junior
After the match, Chavo thanks everyone in the crowd and leads an Eddie chant.
We see more footage from Eddie's UPN special featuring his mother as we go to commercial.
We are back and Michael Cole talks about how he will always remember Eddie's smile. Tazz says that he was a friend of Eddie for ten years. Eddie would have loved what aired tonight and Monday. Cole says that the one thing he wanted to do was main event Wrestlemania. He got that chance at Wrestlemania. We see the part of the UPN special that talks about Wrestlemania XX as well as the moment when Eddie and Chris Benoit were in the ring together with the title belts.
Bradshaw says that he has been Eddie's arch nemesis for over two years. He talks about how he needed an escort out of El Paso. He also said that there were near riots in most of the cities in the southwest. He started wrestling Eddie's brothers in Texas and has known the family for a while. While they were enemies in the ring, they were best friends outside the ring. His first main event was at a pay per view in Los Angeles against Eddie. If not for Eddie Guerrero, Bradshaw would not have been in the main event. He was a groomsman at Bradshaw's wedding. When he was going through a divorce, Eddie was there with him in Calgary and would give him passages to help him get through everything. The world was a better place because of Eddie. Bradshaw was a better person because of Eddie. Eddie and his family had just moved to Phoenix. He thanks Vickie and her family for letting Eddie be a part of his life. He wishes that he could see Eddie come out in the low rider one more time. We go to commercial.
We are back with footage from Eddie Guerrero's match against Brock Lesnar when Eddie won the WWE Title at No Way Out in 2004.
It is time for our next match and it is a Cruiserweight Battle Royal: Tajiri, Paul London, Brian Kendrick, Gregory Helms, Scotty 2 Hotty, Kid Kash, Nunzio, Funaki, Juventud Guerrera, Super Crazy, and Psicosis
The Smackdown wrestlers surround Tajiri and Helms. Helms pushes Tajiri into the middle and Tajiri with a back kick to Helms. Tajiri with the handspring back elbow to Kash and London. Tajiri with Nunzio on his back and he knocks everyone down. Kendrick with a drop kick to Nunzio. Guerrera tries to eliminate Kendrick, but Kendrick stays on the apron. Juventud with a drop kick that eliminates Kendrick. Super Crazy is crotched and eliminated by Nunzio. Funaki eliminates Tajiri while Helms eliminates Funaki. Kash kicks London and then hits a head scissors from the top turnbuckle. London gets Kash up and Nunzio hits a missile drop kick on Kash. London with the double stomp to Nunzio followed by a springboard jumping leg lariat. Scotty with a bulldog to Helms and it is time for the WORM to Helms and Nunzio. Scotty eliminates Kash. London with a dropsault to eliminate Helms and then London mocks Hurricane's pose. Nunzio eliminates Scotty and Psicosis. London and Guerrera exchange chops and kicks on Nunzio. Nunzio sends Guerrera to the apron and does the same to London. Nunzio tries for a shoulder tackle on both men, but London and Guerrera send Nunzio to the floor. Guerrera and London with kicks on the apron. London kicks Guerrera and then gets Guerrera on his shoulder, but Juventud sends London over the top rope to the floor.
Winner: Juventud Guerrera
We see the Mamacita segment of the UPN special and we go to commercial.
We are back with footage from Eddie's final Smackdown match, last Friday against Ken Kennedy that he won by disqualification.
Shane McMahon says that there are few families that have the privilege of spanning many generations in this business. You have the Harts, Ortons, Briscos, Jarretts, and many more that he is leaving out. Then there were the Guerreros. Eddie was a wonderful man. All he wanted to do was wrestle and perform. He lit up the crowd every night. He loved the fans and loved being there. Eddie's legacy is not in the ring, it is his family. He loved his wife and his daughters. That is what he fought for every single night. Eddie loved to get home the most. He addresses Vickie and his daughters and says that Eddie loved them and he did everything for them. He will miss Eddie very much. The chants will live in our hearts forever. We go to commercial.
We are back with footage from Wrestlemania XX when Eddie and Chris Benoit embraced in the center of the ring after Benoit defeated Triple H and Shawn Michaels in a triple threat match.
It is time for our main event, Triple H versus Chris Benoit
Hunter with a side head lock followed by a shoulder tackle. Benoit with a hip toss and then he goes for the crossface, but Hunter gets out of the ring. Hunter returns to the ring and they go into the corner on a collar and elbow tie up. Hunter with punches instead of a clean break. Benoit with an Irish whip and back body drop followed by another crossface attempt. Hunter gets outside the ring to regroup. Benoit with a side head lock and then he ducks under a clothesline. Benoit with a double leg take down and he tries for the Sharpshooter, but Hunter gets out of the ring. Benoit chases after Hunter and chops Hunter around the ringside area before slamming Hunter's head into the ring steps. Benoit chops Hunter in the corner and then goes up for the punches of ten and Hunter falls to the mat. Hunter begs for mercy and then he throws Benoit over the top rope to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Hunter with a hard Irish whip to Benoit. Hunter with a second hard Irish whip for a two count. Hunter sends Benoit off the ropes and connects with a forearm to Benoit's kidneys. Hunter sends Benoit into the ropes again with another forearm to the kidneys. Benoit with a forearm to Hunter and both men are down. Benoit chops Hunter, but Hunter with a spinebuster for a two count. Hunter with an abdominal stretch and Hunter uses the ropes for additional leverage. The ref sees Hunter use the ropes and tells him to release the hold. Hunter yells at the ref and that allows Hunter to chop and connect with a forearm to Hunter. Hunter with a sleeper to Benoit and then it is Benoit's chance with a sleeper. Hunter tries to escape, but Benoit lands on his feet and tries for a Sharpshooter. Hunter tries for the Pedigree, but Benoit is able to counter and he catapults Hunter into the turnbuckle and hits the Hat Trick German suplex combination. Benoit goes up top and hits the diving headbutt for a two count. Benoit chops Hunter in the corner. Hunter tries for the Pedigree, but Benoit counters with the Crossface and Hunter tries to roll out of it, but Benoit holds on and gets the three count on a rollup.
Winner: Chris Benoit
After the match, Benoit starts an "Eddie" chant and Hunter and Benoit shake hands and hug in the ring. Dean Malenko comes into the ring and he hugs Benoit and raises Benoit's hand as we go to credits.
2006 - Roddy Piper was hospitalized due to what was believed to be an instestinal problem. Piper was diagnosed with cancer but was thankfully able to defeat the disease.
2007 - WWE ran a Supershow in Ft Myers, Florida. Jose Perez filed the following live report:
The show opened with Tony Chimmel welcoming everyone to the Germain Arena. He then proceeds to introduce RAW's General Manager William Regal. Regal came out and thanked everyone for being there. He then announced that Smackdown would be presenting a 3 on 2 handicap match with Finlay, MVP and Great Khali facing Batista and Kane. He then started to talk about ECW and Armando Alejandro Estrada's music hits. He comes to the ring to set up a warm up match for tomorrow's Survivor Series match. Then he decides that he won't wait until tomorrow; he would mandate that there be a triple threat match for the ECW title: Punk vs. Morrison vs. Miz. The Regal says that "to top the night off, RAW's main event will be a tag team match featuring the team of The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels!!!.... (Huge reaction from the crowd, but...) Wait, wait, wait... sorry, I'm sorry... I got confused with Estrada interrupting me. I meant to say Jeff Hardy and HHH vs. Randy Orton and Umanga..." Estrada interrupts Regal again to explain that it is not "Umanga", his name is The Samoan Bulldozer... UUUUUUmagaaaa!! Finally they go back stage and we can start the show.
1. Jesse & Festus def. Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) - Approx. 6 minutes
2. Mr. Kennedy def. Cody Rhodes - Approx. 8 minutes
Before the match, Kennedy comes out, stands in the middle of the ring and signals for his mic to come down. Nothing happens. He does it again with the same result. He then turned to Tony Chimmel and asks him to bring the house mic to him. Chimel brings the house mic, and drops it on Kennedy like if it was coming from the rafters. Fun spot.
3. Kofi Kingston def. Ted Dibiase Jr. - Approx. 5 minutes
Both of them need a little more work in the ring, but I had not seen Dibiase Jr in a while and he seems to be making progress. Kingston is good, but needs to manage the high spots a little better, too many of them with no time in between. The crowd liked it, but at times did not react on some good spots because they were so quick and so many consecutive ones.
4. Big Daddy V def Tommy Dreamer - Approx. 3 minutes
I feel bad for Dreamer. A few weeks ago he was the number 1 contender and now he has become ECW's jobber.
5. In a rare appearance: Jerry "The King" Lawler def. Santino Marella - Approx. 5 minutes
6. Batista & Kane def. MVP / Finlay / Great Khali - Approx. 14 minutes
There was outside interference from Hornswaggle. Once he got in the ring, he saw Kane. He then turned around and saw Khali. He tried to escape and Kane "helped him" by slamming him. The Matt Hardy came towards the ring with some crutches. MVP got distracted and that was the beginning of the end. Batista's Spinebuster on MVP, Khali and then on Finlay. Finlay pinned for the loss.
7. Beth Phoenix def. Mickey James - Approx. 7 minutes
No comments... Well, yeah, one. The women division seems to be getting worse in a hurry. Bad match. Quite a few "botched" spots. Mickey seemed very upset since the spots missed by Beth Phoenix made James look bad.
8. ECW Champ retains the title!!! Surprise!!
CM Punk def. Miz & John Morrison - Approx. 11 minutes
I just hope they give them a couple more minutes on Survivor Series. Very good match. Expect a good match on SS from these 3 guys.
9. HHH & Jeff Hardy def. Randy Orton & Umaga - Approx. 10 minutes
Hardy takes the beatdown throughout the match and HHH gets the hot tag to clean house and get a Spinebuster and Pedigree on Umaga for the CLEAN 1,2,3!!! Just one Pedigree!! Umaga is really losing his monster status.
Estimated attendance: Approx. 7,000. Almost sold out. Very few seats empty.
Jerry "The King" Lawler
No Shows - HBK, Rey Mysterio, Undertaker
2008 - TNA signed Brutus Magnus.
2008 - TNA announced the following after the conclusion of a charity event in Nashville TN:
On Monday night, TNA Wrestling teamed with the NFL's Tennessee Titans for the special KVB Charity Birthday Brawl from the famous Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee.
The live event (less than 24 hours after the Titans beat the Jaguars to remain undefeated!) featured a birthday party for Titans defensive star Kyle Vanden Bosch, including fellow Titans such as Albert Haynesworth, LenDale White, Keith Bulluck, Cortland Finnegan, Rob Bironas and Jevon Kearse. The show also saw the in-ring return of Titans great Frank Wycheck, facing his old nemesis "Cowboy" James Storm!
In addition, the charity event raised over $98,000 for the KVB Sack Foundation, which is helping build two new learning centers for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Nashville. The check was presented to Vanden Bosch by TNA President Dixie Carter.
Thanks to all of our loyal fans in the Nashville area that came out to enjoy the night of TNA action with the Tennessee Titans!
If you didn’t make it out to the KVB Birthday Brawl here is a look at what you missed:
- Consequences Creed defeated Curry Man and Sonjay Dutt in a 3 way match.
- “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles defeated Sheik Abdul Bashir with the Styles Clash.
- Rhino, Roxxi and ODB took down the Beautiful People and Cute Kip.
- “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner had a pose off with Tennessee Titan Josh Stamer. Steiner then went on to defeat his former pupil “Maple Leaf Muscle” Petey Williams
- Beer Money retained the TNA World Tag Team Titles as they defeated Eric Young and Frank Wycheck in an epic match in which Wycheck went through a table!
- In the main event Abyss triumphed over the Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle
2008 - WWE broadcast Raw. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:The WWE returns to the United States to get ready for the Survivor Series which is now less than a week away. We know that John Cena is coming back on Sunday, and if you did not know that, you have missed the fifteen or eighty video packages about Super John and his return. Tonight, Stephanie McMahon will answer spontaneous questions from the employees of the WWE Universe. We will also see Shawn Michaels and Rey Mysterio work together as a tag team to face John Morrison and The Miz. Will Kane and Bradshaw get involved in the match? Will CM Punk get revenge on Randy Orton for costing him the title? Will Cody Rhodes and Manu stand by and watch things unfold? What new matches will be announced for the Survivor Series? Will we see John Cena tonight?
We are live from Atlanta, Georgia and your announcers are Michael ‘i>Duck and Boost’ Cole and Jerry ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock’ Lawler.
All of the wrestlers are in three-quarters of the ring for the Superstar Forum. Stephanie comes out and is at the lectern by the entrance. She says that ever since Mike Adamle has resigned, her office has been inundated with questions from the Raw Superstars and the fans. Stephanie asks who is first and Randy Orton gets on the medal stand. Randy asks Stephanie why Sunday’s title match at Survivor Series goes to John Cena. Randy says that he is more talented and more deserving. He asks what is so special about John Cena. Stephanie says that the decision was made by her brother Shane without consulting with her. John was a top contender before his injury and was a three time champion so he gets the title match. Orton says that he is next.
Cody Rhodes takes the mic from Randy and he asks Stephanie about Randy giving Ted a concussion. Instead of being punished, he was named the captain of a team at Survivor Series. Cody wonders why Orton was not suspended for what he did. Stephanie says that they are grown men and women and are responsible for their actions. Stephanie reminds Cody that Orton did the same to CM Punk so they will meet tonight. It will be a thirty man lumberjack match. Randy says that it will be chaos, but Stephanie disagrees.
Santino takes the mic and he is joined by Beth Phoenix. Santino says that the rapping singer Akon is here tonight so he will ask his question in the form of a rapping song. Santino puts on his rapping song hat and he complains about losing to William Regal and he raps that he wants a rematch against Regal. Santino tells Regal that he isn’t in a restaurant, but he was served. Stephanie tells Santino that he lost two rematches. Santino wonders if Akon thinks it is funny and suggests that a squirrel bite on his privates.
Bradshaw gets on the medal stand and he wants to know where Stephanie’s father is so he can talk about a person Vince has had a problem with and that is Shawn Michaels. Stephanie says that her father is out of the picture so her and Shane will control things. Shawn interrupts Stephanie and suggests that if they don’t want to wait the six days because someone got bashed in the head with a chair. What if they want their revenge tonight? Stephanie tells Shawn that he has to wait. Shawn says that we are all responsible for their actions and he apologizes before Shawn attacks Bradshaw. Bradshaw leaves the ring under the bottom rope to the floor. Shawn puts on Bradshaw’s hat as Bradshaw heads to the back.
We go to commercial.
We are back with more WWE Hype that is not provided by members of the TNA roster.
Match Number One: Kelly Kelly versus Victoria
Victoria with a kick to the midsection followed by a forearm to the back. Kelly with a tilt-a-whirl head scissors and a drop kick. Kelly with handspring back elbow to Victoria in the corner. Victoria sends Kelly to the mat and follows it with a back breaker. Victoria with a back breaker and she drops down with a version of Shock Treatment for a two count. Victoria with an Irish whip and she tries for a side slam but Kelly with a school girl rollup for the three count.
Winner: Kelly Kelly
After the match, Victoria attacks Kelly on the floor and then she hits the Widow’s Peak. Mickie James, Candice, and Jillian come to the ring and Victoria leaves the ring. Beth attacks Victoria from behind and Victoria gets a double Japanese arm drag from Jillian and Candice. Victoria with a Butterfly Driver to Victoria.
Cole and Lawler talk about the concept of the traditional Survivor Series matches.
Batista is walking into commercial.
We are back with the WWE Rewind and we see Batista defeat Cody Rhodes last week when he took Randy Orton’s match.
Match Number Two: Batista versus Manu
Randy Orton comes out as the bell rings and Manu looks to the entrance. They lock up and Batista with a side head lock followed by a shoulder tackle. Manu with a thrust to the throat followed by forearms and a head butt. Manu with shoulders in the corner. Batista with a kick to Manu and he sets for the Batista Bomb, but Manu counters with a Samoan Drop. Manu with a leg lariat to Batista for a near fall. Manu sends Batista into the ring post. Manu with a snap mare and a nerve hold. Batista gets out of the hold by sending Manu into the turnbuckles. Batista with a running clothesline into the corner. Manu with a splash into the corner and he gets a two count. Manu with a diving head butt for a near fall. Manu charges but he charges into a big boot. We see Orton thinking about the match. Batista with a clothesline and spinebuster. Batista shakes some ropes and then he tries for the Batista Bomb but Manu with a back body drop to get out of the hold. Batista with a spear and then it is time for the Batista Bomb as the third time is the charm and he gets the three count.
After the match, Cody gets on the apron and Batista waits for him to enter the ring. Rhodes only teases Batista and returns to the floor.
Batista gets on the mic and he says for three years he has listened to him run his mouth badmouthing him and Evolution. For three years, he has wanted to whip his ass. Sunday, he will finally do it. Batista tells Orton to stop worrying about John Cena and he needs to worry about what Batista is going to do to him at Survivor Series.
We go to commercial.
We are back and so is Stephanie McMahon. She wants everyone to welcome Chief Jay Strongbow.
It is now time to run through some of the matches for Survivor Series.
Cody is in the locker room and Randy enters. Randy says that it was real impressive to walk out of a fight with Batista. Orton suggests that he can take him off the team. Randy says that he does not have to explain himself to Cody Rhodes. Orton says that he likes the idea of the lumberjack match because Punk will not be able to leave. Cody tells Randy to keep talking because that is what he is good at.
Todd Grisham is on the stage and we go to a video package for Evan Bourne. In case you forgot, Evan hurt his ankle. Todd says that Evan is here to update him on his injury. Evan comes out on crutches and he says that he is still in the boot but his ankle is doing better every day. Evan says that he is going to come back and pick up . . .
Mike Knox comes out and he stands face to chest with Evan. Mike stares at Evan without saying a word. Knox goes to the back.
Rey Mysterio is walking and he starts walking with Shawn Michaels. Shawn says that he has made this walk with a lot of people. Marty Jannetty, Triple H, and even Hulk Hogan. Shawn says that he isn’t even a celebrity. Shawn says that this is the first time he has walked down the hall with Rey and he says that he is really nervous. Shawn asks Rey to help him. Shawn and Rey are walking. Shawn stops when he sees Dolph Ziggler. Shawn tells Dolph this is their first time as a tag team.
We go to commercial.
We see footage from earlier tonight when Shawn Michaels attacks Bradshaw.
Match Number Three: John Morrison and The Miz versus Rey Mysterio and Shawn Michaels
Michaels and Morrison start things off and Michaels with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Michaels with a chop to Morrison and then he tags in Rey. Michaels with a drop toe hold and Rey with a snap leg drop. Rey with a kick to Morrison and a tilt-a-whirl head scissors. Morrison falls into the position but Miz trips Rey. Michaels with a baseball slide to Miz followed by a pescado. Rey with a suicide dive that sends Morrison into the announce table. We go to commercial.
We are back and Miz with an arm bar and cross face to Michaels. Miz with a slam to Michaels but he misses a leg drop. We see Rey hit a rana from the turnbuckles on Morrison during the commercial. Back to live action and Rey tags in and hits a springboard seated splash. Rey with a rana to Miz. Rey charges at Miz and Miz ducks and he boosts Rey to the apron. Rey with a shoulder and then he kicks Morrison off the apron. Rey is sent into the ring post by Miz and Rey goes to the floor. Morrison kicks Rey on the floor and then he tags in and he punches Rey. Miz tags back in and they hit a double gutbuster on Rey. Miz with a bow and arrow on Rey as he works on the shoulder and back. Rey kicks his way out of the hold. Miz with a sunset flip but Rey rolls through and hits a drop kick. Morrison tags back in and he kicks Rey. Morrison with a hard Irish whip and he gets a two count. Morrison with a seated abdominal stretch and then he gets to his feet. Rey with a knee to the head and then he kicks Morrison. Morrison keeps Rey from making the tag and then he hits a tilt-a-whirl gutbuster for a two count. Miz tags back in and he kicks Rey while Morrison holds him. Miz with a leg drop to Rey for a near fall.
Morrison tags back in and he chokes Rey in the ropes. Morrison with another hard Irish whip and Morrison tries for the springboard spin kick but Rey counters with a drop kick and both men are down. Michaels and Miz tag in and Michaels punches Miz. Michaels with a flying forearm and he nips up into a reverse atomic drop and slam. Michaels goes up top for the elbow drop and he sets for Sweet Chin Music.
Miz drops down when Michaels tries for Sweet Chin Music and Michaels tries for a figure four leg lock but Miz gets out of the hold. Miz with an Irish whip and Michaels does the Michaels flip. Michaels with a clothesline to Morrison on the apron and another one to Miz in the ring. Rey with a monkey flip that sends Miz into the ropes into the 619 waiting room. Rey hits the 619 and he turns into Sweet Chin Music. Morrison with a super kick to Michaels and then he gets Rey out of the ring while Miz gets the cover for the three count.
Winners: John Morrison and The Miz
Cole and Lawler talk about ways to help the environment. It is time for another John Cena video package.
Chris Jericho is with Stephanie McMahon and she says that Chris has his equal time. Jericho asks Stephanie if she is enjoying her time because next week John Cena will be back to ruin things. He says that Cena divides everyone. He says that the only way to guarantee that there will not be a riot is if he is still the champion. Jericho says that she would want him to be the champion. We go to commercial.
We are back and Todd Grisham is with CM Punk. Todd asks Punk about the night he lost his title at Unforgiven when Randy Orton kicked Punk in the head. Punk says the last few weeks have been frustrating. He wonders why Orton kicked him in the head. Maybe Randy was trying to feel like he was relevant. Punk says that Orton ruined his miracle year. Everything he earned was destroyed by the kick to the head. Punk says that he knows that Orton will not escape because thirty people will be throwing him back into the ring. Punk says that he isn’t the son of a WWE Hall of Famer and he wasn’t trained at the feet of Ric Flair and Triple H. He has earned everything and tonight it will be pay back.
Kane enters Bradshaw’s locker room and he asks Bradshaw for some advice. Bradshaw says that they have been able to co-exist and are compatible. Kane says that Bradshaw invests money while he likes to shock people’s genitals with car batteries. Kane says that if Bradshaw is going to give him advice, there will be a mutiny.
We are back with some Barry O treatment for the Smackdown ratings on MyNetworkTV.
During the commercial, Cryme Tyme and Akon did some Money Money talk.
Match Number Four: Cryme Tyme versus Kane and Bradshaw with JBLimo
Bradshaw and JTG start things off and Bradshaw with a kick to the midsection followed by a forearm. JTG with an uppercut to Bradshaw followed by an elbow to the arm. Shad tags in and JTG sends Shad into the corner and he hits Bradshaw. Shad with a wrist lock and Bradshaw punches Shad. JTG tags in and hits a slingshot shoulder to Bradshaw. Shad tags back in and Shad with a shoulder tackle for a near fall. JTG tags back in and he hits a leap frog onto the arm. Bradshaw with a forearm and then he tags in Kane.
Kane with a slam and drop kick to JTG. Kane with forearms and uppercuts in the corner followed by an Irish whip and running clothesline. Kane with the side slam and then he gives Shad a big boot that knocks him off the apron. Kane goes up top for the flying clothesline and he hits it. Kane sets for the choke slam and Bradshaw tags himself in and hits the Clothesline from Wall Street for the three count.
Winners: Kane and Bradshaw
After the match, Kane stares at Bradshaw as he leaves.
Kofi is in the back and he is talking to Evan Bourne. Kofi says that he hopes Evan is back for the Royal Rumble [featuring The Duck and Boost 29 Times Match]. Mike Knox attacks Kofi and Evan goes down too. Knox sends Kofi into the concession stand. Knox kick Bourne down and he takes his crutch. Evan begs for mercy but Knox shows no mercy as he hits Evan in the boot with the crutch. We go to commercial.
We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of Mike Knox attacking Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne.
We see footage of the end of the Honk-a-Mountie-Perfect-Meter.
William Regal is on the mic and he says that the fact that a rap star got a warmer reception than the new Intercontinental Champion shows what the United States is about. Regal says that is why Great Britain is better received around the world than the United States.
Match Number Five: William Regal versus Matt Hardy
Regal works on the arm and has Hardy in a hammer lock but Hardy with a school boy for a near fall. Hardy tries for a back slide and gets a near fall. Regal throws Hardy out of the ring and then he kicks Hardy in the chest when he tries to re-enter the ring. Hardy pulls Regal out of the ring to the floor and they battle outside the ring. Regal sends Hardy into the ringside barrier and then Hardy returns the favor. The referee makes the ten count.
Winner: Double Count Out
After the match, Hardy and Regal continue to battle outside the ring and the referees come out to separate them.
Chris Jericho is walking and we go to commercial.
We are back with photos and video from the European tour.
Lillian Garcia introduces Chris Jericho, who comes to the ring. Chris says for the past month we have been treated to the heartwarming story of John Cena. Chris says that he is going to tell us a greater story, about him. He says in 2001, a year before John Cena debuted, he defeated the Rock to become the WCW champion. Then that same night, he defeated Steve Austin to become the WWE Champion and the first Undisputed Champion. It is a moment in time that has superseded anything that John Cena ever did.
This past September, he won the first Raw Scramble Match to win the World Title. It was a match he was not supposed to be in and it was his second match of the night. While John Cena was recuperating from a serious injury, Chris says that he has achieved greatness time and time again. He beat CM Punk in a steel cage. Two weeks later, he beat Shawn Michaels in a match that Shawn was not supposed to lose, a ladder match. Two weeks ago, in another cage match, he beat Batista to become a five time World Champion. Jericho says that he has won every conceivable match put before him. Every bit of passion, hype, pomp and circumstance has been focused on one man . . . John Cena.
John Cena has been treated as a savior or conquering hero, but Cena has never conquered him. Every time he has been challenged, he has held the title. He will not let John Cena waltz into the ring to take what is his. The centerpiece of Raw is not John Cena. It is the World Champion and that is Chris Jericho. He will end the phenomenon known as John Cena at Survivor Series. Only then will Monday Night Raw be saved.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the lumberjacks are around the ring.
Match Number Six: Randy Orton versus CM Punk in a Lumberjack Match
They lock up and they go to a stalemate. Punk with a side head lock and double leg sweep. Orton works on the arm but Punk gets out of the hold. Orton with a kick to the midsection and Punk is thrown out of the ring in heeltown and Punk gets back in before the lumberjacks can do anything to him. Punk with a waist lock and Orton with elbows. Orton with a shoulder tackle. Punk with a leg lariat and then Orton goes outside the ring in Faceville and they send him back into the ring. Punk with a series of near falls followed by a spinning back kick and Orton is thrown outside again. Orton hits Noble on the floor and it is time for some of the wrestlers to work over Orton before he returns to the ring. Punk with an Irish whip and Punk with a running shoulder into the corner. Punk with another charge into the corner but Punk misses and he hits the ring post. Mark Henry pulls Punk out of the ring and then returns him to the ring so Orton can get a near fall.
Orton with the Garvin Stomp. Punk punches Orton but Orton with a drop kick for a two count. Orton with a kick to the rib cage followed by a knee drop to the head for a near fall. Orton with a reverse chin lock. Orton with an Irish whip but he charges into a boot. Orton with a power slam for a two count. Orton with a knee drop to the head and then Orton with a reverse chin lock one more time. Punk with elbow but Orton with a forearm. Punk with a swinging neck breaker to Orton and both men are down. Orton with a punch and Punk responds with forearms and a series of kicks and slaps. Punk with a roundhouse kick for a two count.
Punk with a leg lariat and both men are down. Punk with a knee into the corner and he hits the bulldog for a two count. Punk gets Orton up for the Go To Sleep but Orton gets out of the hold and hits a back breaker. Orton sets for the Orton push ups and the RKO but Punk with a drop kick. Orton is sent outside to the floor. Miz and Morrison help Orton get up and Batista punches Orton. Punk with a cross body onto the lumberjacks. Regal distracts Punk and Orton hits the RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Orton sets for the kick to the head of Punk, but Batista with a spear to Orton. Bradshaw, Kane, Shawn Michaels, and Rey Mysterio get into the ring and then it is pandemonium in the ring and on the floor. We go to credits.
2009 - WWE broadcast ECW on Sci Fi. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:We are live on tape from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and your announcers are Josh ‘Tony Lukes’ Mathews and Byron ‘Jim’s Steaks’ Saxton.
CM Punk is in the interview area and he says that ECW is where it all began for him. He points out that he was ECW champion before becoming a three time Straight Edge champion. That was the greatest moment in ECW history. Punk says that his return will be like Alexander the Great to return to the land he conquered with an uproarious ovation. He will get the longest standing ovation in ECW history.
Zack Ryder comes out with Rosa Mendes. Zack introduces himself and he says that everyone knows that because of his Tweets but he is not here to talk about himself. Zack wants to introduce everyone to ECW’s newest Diva, Rosa Mendes. Zack tells Rosa that ever since they started hanging out, his life has changed because Rosa is so smart, cool, funny, smart, and beautiful. Zack says that he was so lucky to have her in his corner last week. Rosa thought that Zack was going to win last week. Rosa then talks about a shopping excursion. Zack says that he loved the story, but he wanted to invite Rosa into his corner for his rematch against Shelton. Rosa starts to talk again until Shelton Benjamin’s music starts to play.
Shelton comes to the ring and he tells Zack that he accepts his challenge. Shelton says that since Rosa was in Zack’s corner last week, Zack can sit in the corner so he can ‘wrestle’ Rosa this week. Shelton points out that Zack has been a tool in their prior matches, he should change his name to Black and Decker because he is a power tool. Shelton wants the match to take place right now.
Zack does not want the match right now and he tells Shelton not to disrespect his girl. Zack punches Shelton and leaves the ring with Rosa.
Josh and Byron talk about the match between Paul Burchill and Hurricane with Burchill’s ECW career on the line against Hurricane’s mask. We have a video package.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Paul Burchill with Katie Lea versus Hurricane in a Career versus Mask Match
Burchill tells Hurricane that the mask is coming off before they lock up. Hurricane works on the arm and takes Burchill to the mat and gets a near fall. Hurricane blocks a kick and punches Burchill and has Burchill in a side head lock. Hurricane backs Burchill into the corner and Burchill goes to the floor. They lock up and Burchill with a single leg take down and a near fall. Burchill with a shoulder in the corner followed by a punch. Hurricane with a head scissors that sends Burchill to the floor. Hurricane with a flip pescado onto Burchill and then they return to the ring and Hurricane gets a near fall. Hurricane with a near fall and a reverse chin lock. Katie trips Hurricane and that distraction allows Burchill to hit a Saito suplex and we go to commercial.
We are back and Burchill with a reverse chin lock. We see the impact on Hurricane’s neck from the suplex prior to commercial. We are back to live on tape action and Hurricane with punches. Burchill with a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Burchill returns to the chin lock but Hurricane with more punches. Hurricane flips out of a belly-to-back suplex but Burchill with a clothesline for a near fall. Burchill with a knee to the chest followed by a punch and kick. Burchill with punches in the corner followed by an Irish whip but Hurricane moves when Burchill charges into the corner. Hurricane powers up and he punches Burchill but Burchill responds. We go boo/yay with the punches and Burchill with a kick but Hurricane with a Thesz Press and punches. Burchill charges into an uppercut. Hurricane with an Irish whip and clothesline for a near fall. Hurricane tries for the Eye of the Hurricane but Burchill escapes and hits a pele kick but can only get a two count. Burchill gets Hurricane up for a powerslam but Hurricane counters. Burchill with a Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Burchill runs into a boot from Hurricane and Hurricane with a rana for a near fall. Hurricane signals for the Shining Wizard but Katie distracts Hurricane. Burchill sends Hurricane into the turnbuckle and hits the jackhammer but can only get a two count. Burchill tries for another but Hurricane gets out of the hold and hits the Eye of the Hurricane but Hurricane can only get a two count. Hurricane goes to the turnbuckles and Burchill crotches him. Burchill goes up top but Hurricane blocks a superplex attempt. Hurricane with a super swinging neck breaker for the three count.
After the match, Burchill cannot believe that he lost and he looks to his sister for an explanation. Paul tells Katie that he is sorry.
Tiffany is in her office watching the show and she welcomes CM Punk back on ECW. Punk asks Tiffany if she knows what straight edge is and he talks about Tiffany’s enjoyment of a few adult beverages. Tiffany says that she likes to party with friends. She tells Punk to have some fun and try to be a human being. She welcomes Punk back.
We go to commercial.
We are back and did you know that men prefer ECW over old interview people.
Match Number Two: Vance Archer versus Johnny Andrews
Archer with a punch and slap followed by a hard Irish whip. Archer sends Andrews chest first into the ring post. Archer with punches to Andrews and then he gives Andrews a uranage face plant followed by an inverted DDT for the three count.
Winner: Vance Archer
Byron and Josh talk about Survivor Series and the unpredictability you expect with the show. We run through the card for the pay per view.
Christian is in the back with his title belt and CM Punk stops by to say hello. He reminds Christian that he was an ECW Champion. Christian says that he is interested in the straight edge thing. Christian asks Punk if he is allowed to hold hands with a girl. He asks Punk if he gets grounded if he misses his curfew. Christian tells Punk that his Peeps will agree with him. They don’t call people like Punk ‘Straight Edge’ in Philadelphia, he is called a nerd. Punk says that he isn’t a nerd. Punk asks to be shown some respect as a former champion and the first three time former World Champion. Christian points out that Punk was a world champion, but he is still the champion.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Madison Square Garden video package that aired last night with some footage added from last night’s Raw.
Match Number Three: CM Punk and William Regal versus R Truth and Christian
Punk and Christian start things off and Punk wants to tell Christian something and he pushes Christian but Christian punches Punk. Christian pulls Regal in and he sends Regal into Punk. Truth and Christian with missile drop kicks to Regal and Punk as we go to commercial.
We are back and Truth with a shoulder tackle but Regal stays on his feet. Truth with a tilt-a-whirl head scissors. Punk is tagged in and Truth with a kick that sends Punk to the floor. Regal checks on Punk and Christian with a drop kick to Regal. Truth with a pescado onto Punk. Regal pulls Truth off the apron while the referee was otherwise disposed. Punk kicks Truth in the knee as he blocks Truth’s path to his corner. Regal tags in and Regal kicks Truth in the leg and continues to work on it. Regal with a knee drop to the leg. Punk is tagged back in and Punk with a step over toe hold. Truth fights through the pain and Regal tags back in and he kicks Truth in the leg. Regal with a punch before dropping an elbow on the knee. Regal drops a knee onto Truth’s leg before wrenching it. Punk tags back in and he kicks Truth in the leg. Punk with a slam but Punk misses a leg drop. Punk with a drop kick to the injured knee to stop Truth from making the tag. Regal tags back in and he kicks Truth in the back of the leg. Truth with an enzuigiri and then he makes the tag and so does Punk. Christian with punches and a running forearm before sending Punk into the turnbuckles. Christian with a tornado DDT for a near fall. Christian knocks Regal off the apron and then Christian with a corkscrew back elbow from the turnbuckles. Punk counters the Killswitch and tries for the Go To Sleep but Christian counters. Punk with a the running knee into the corner but Christian counters the bulldog with an inverted DDT. All four men are in the ring and Truth with a drop kick but he favors his knee. Christian sets for the Killswitch but Regal with a running knee to the head while the referee was not looking. CM Punk hits the Go to Sleep for the three count.
Winners: CM Punk and William Regal
We go to credits.
2010 - Raw star Alex Riley (real name Kevin Robert Kiley Jr., 29 years old) was arrested at 1:14 AM and charged with DUI in Tampa, Florida. Riley was arrested after he was pulled over at the intersection of Kennedy Boulevard and MacDill Avenue North and taken into custody. Riley refused to have his blood alcohol level tested, which is usually grounds for an immediate driver's license suspension. Riley posted $500 bond and was released at 9:33 AM. He listed WWE as his employer as a professional wrestler.
2010 - Mick Foley's first comic book effort "R.P.M." was released by 12 Gauge Comics. The coming told the story of Revere Windsor, a direct descendant of the legendary Paul Revere, who is hired by a mysterious corporation to safely move a priceless package from Boston to Miami. Born with hyper-kinetic depth perception, Revere sees and reacts to the world faster than anyone….making him the best at what he does. Partnered with the corporation’s beautiful liaison, Revere pushes head-on against international criminals and shadowy government agencies.
2011 - TNA broadcast Impact Wrestling. Stu Carapola filed the following TV report:
Welcome to the Impact Wrestling Report on PWInsider.com!
We kick off with a video package recapping Robert Roode's recent heelishness, then we're off to the arena as the World Champion, fresh off a tainted win over AJ Styles at Turning Point, comes to the ring to address his fans. He says he was the star of Fortune and was always the leader and future of this company, and he always let the rest of them ride his coattails, but there was always going to be a time when he would go out on his own and scrape them off his shoe like the pieces of crap they are. It's time for Fortune to become men and grow a set, because Bobby Roode will not let them stand in his shadow any longer. James Storm's music hits and he comes out to the top of the ramp to have a word with his former partner. He's not the kind of redneck to stand in the shadow of a dumbass, and he wants an excuse for why Roode jumped him, and if he doesn't get it in three seconds, he's going to put his beer down, come to the ring, and kick his ass. Roode doesn't respond, so Storm starts walking and THEN Roode says to wait and has security hold him back while Roode says he didn't jump Storm. He wouldn't have to stoop so low to beat him, and he was in the locker room the entire time and there were a bunch of guys there to vouch for him. Storm says he's going to find out tonight who jumped him, and Roode's guilty by association so he's going to kick his ass for the hell of it. Storm is again restrained by security, and AJ comes out of the crowd and attacks Roode from behind as security leaves Storm and runs into the ring to pull AJ off of Roode. AJ gets a microphone, and we'll hear from him...NEXT!
AJ tells Roode that he turns his back on Fortune and screws them in the process and that makes him a piece of trash. AJ thought putting his foot down Roode's throat would satisfy him, but it didn't because Roode can take a hit, but what would make AJ feel a lot better would be beating him for the World Title. Roode says he already beat him fair and square in the middle of the ring and it's time for AJ to go back to the trailer park and work his way back up because he could have beaten AJ all night long. Security is going nuts trying to pull them apart as Sting comes out of the back and says he's feeling extra crazy tonight, and he's going to let Storm recover tonight, and since Roode thinks he can beat AJ all night long, we'll test that theory at Final Resolution when he defends the title against AJ in a 30 minute Ironman match. Oh, and by the way, did he mention that AJ is a former Grand Slam Champion?
We go to Taz and Mike Tenay to intro tonight's show, but quickly cut back to ringside as an irate Bobby Roode goes after Dixie Carter in the front row. AJ comes to make the save, but Roode throws Dixie at AJ and sends them both tumbling to the floor and repeatedly punches AJ in the head while Dixie is pinned underneath him until Sting and security come out and pull him off.
We go backstage where Samoa Joe comes up to James Storm and says he should listen to his buddies because he saw Roode backstage the whole time. Storm asks Joe if he had something to do with it, and Joe says he didn't because if he came after Storm, he wouldn't get back up. He shoves Storm in the head, and Storm responds by going after Joe until security (who is having a very busy night so far) again has to come forcibly separate them.
Now Bobby Roode is walking around backstage and Sting comes up to him and shoves him into the wall. Attacking Dixie Carter is like attacking him, and tonight, we're doing things his way. Roode says if Sting puts his hands on him like that again, he's going to get his lawyers to sue him for everything he's got.
To the ring for our opening match...
TV Title Match: Robbie E vs Devon
Devon just tears into Robbie right from the opening bell, taking him out with clotheslines and then beating him down in the corner. Devon hits a running clothesline into the corner and a flying shoulderblock followed by a side suplex for 2. Robbie T jumps on the apron to try and distract Devon, but Devon sees Robbie E coming and dumps him over the top rope. The Pope comes down to ringside and gets into it with Robbie E as Devon tosses Robbie E back into the ring and Robbie T lays out the Pope. Devon gets a neckbreaker as Robbie T goes after Devon's kids, and Eric Youngcomes out and nails Rob Terry with a chair. Devon's kids jump the rail as Devon hits a spinebuster on Robbie, but Devon forgoes the cover to go yell at his kids. Robbie takes the opportunity to roll Devon up for 3.
Winner: Robbie E
Devon grabs his kids by the neck, but they shove him off and go to check on the Pope as Devon just looks speechless.
We go backstage where Sting asks Garret Bischoff how he pulled off what he did last week with Gunner, and Garret says he might not be as green as his dad thought. He asks Sting for an opportunity, and Sting says he'd think about it. Garret walks off as Matt Morgan and Crimson walkby laughing about kicking each other's asses at Turning Point. Sting says since there's no good teams in the company right now, how about the two of them team up and challenge Mexican America for the title tonight? Crimson says he's in, but Morgan is noncommittal. Sting says to say so if he's scared, but Morgan thinks a moment longer and says he's in.
Ric Flair is backstage complaining to Eric Bischoff about something when Sting comes in to tell Bischoff he rewrote his contract. Bischoff says he's a man of his word and he let Sting rewrite it, but that's as far as it got because he never said he'd sign it. Sting says he can't get rid of him, though he could just drop him on his head on the concrete and he wouldn't get up for a month. But instead, he says that Garett wanted to get back in the ring with Gunner, and eventually he'll have his hands around Eric's neck because unlike Eric, Garett can wrestle. Eric can be in Gunner's corner, but he'll be in Garett's corner.
Kid Kash & Austin Aries vs Jesse Sorensen & Brian Kendrick
Sorensen was a house of fire right from the start, going after Kash and wiping him out with a pair of high knees. Kash tried to pop Sorensen into the air, but Sorensen came down with a Rocker Dropper and came off the top with a flying bodypress for a VERY close 2. Kendrick tags in and gets Kash in a camel clutch so Sorensen can come off the ropes with a baseball slide to the face for 2. Kendrick with a dropkick to Kash and a flying forearm, but Kash dodged a dive off the second rope and Kendrick hit the mat hard. Kash went to tag Aries, but Aries refused to tag out and Kendrick small packages Kash for 2. Kendrick dropkicks Kash out to the floor and wipes him out with a slingshot dive over the ropes as Aries lures Sorensen into the ring so he can hit a heat seeking missile through the ropes onto Kendrick. Kendrick kicks Aries off and tries an enziguiri, but Aries ducks and fires Kendrick head first into the middle turnbuckle. He tags in Kash and they have words long enough for Kendrick to crawl over and tag in Sorensen, who takes Kash out with dropkicks and a Northern Lights suplex for 2. Kash catches Sorensen with a right hand and goes to tag Aries again, and tags him with a slap to the face. Aries gets into the ring and immediately tags right back out and drops off the apron to head for the back. Kash is by himself now and misses a top rope moonsault, and Sorensen finishes with a rolling neckbreaker.
Winners: Brian Kendrick & Jesse Sorensen
Karen Jarrett walks into her crew's locker room and congratulates Gail Kim on her win, giving her the night off, then sends Madison to the ring while telling Traci to pour wine for everyone except herself.
James Storm is backstage and walks in on Ken Anderson playing XBox360 and says he suspects Anderson of jumping him since he's an asshole. Anderson does some usual goofiness at first, then gets serious and says that if he was going to jump Storm, he'd see it coming. He asks Storm if he wants to play, and Storm is all like "Yeah, that'd be awesome!" and then yanks out the power cord and walks off.
10-Woman Knockouts Gauntlet
Velvet Sky and Rosita start us out and Rosita is getting up in Velvet's face, so she starts off by kicking Rosita and hitting a Pedigree for 3.
Rosita is eliminated.
Brooke Tessmacher is next and takes Velvet out with a clothesline and dropkick, then puts the boots to Velvet in the corner. Brooke stinkfaces Velvet and then tears her shirt off, but wastes too much time being proud of herself and Velvet bulldogs and eliminates her.
Brooke Tessmacher is eliminated.
Angelina Love is next as the former Beautiful People go at it. Angelina boots Velvet and clotheslines her, then hits a series of slams and a World's Skinniest Slam for 2. Velvet gets her boot up as Angelina charges her, hits a series of kneesmashes to the face, but Angelina blocks another Pedigree and rolls her up with a handful of tights for 3.
Velvet Sky is eliminated.
Mickie James is out next and Angelina goes to the outside and lays her out with the Botox Injection as we go to commercial.
Okay, we're back and Angelina is beating Mickie up in the ring and hits a side suplex for 2. Mickie comes back with clotheslines and goes for the DDT, Angelina escapes and Mickie knocks her out with a spinkick for 3.
Angelina Love is eliminated.
Sarita is our next contestant and is a better worker than 100% of the other girls in this match, which means she'll probably be eliminated in less than 90 seconds. Sarita with a nice spinning kick and a weird spinning move that Mickie counters to a crucifix for 2. Sarita with a near side cradle for 2, then unloads on Mickie with an open hand chop and she tries a springboard move, but Mickie ducks and hits the leaping DDT for 3.
Sarita is eliminated.
Tara is next and she immediately takes Mickie down with a waistlock and gets the Last Chancery, but Mickie reverses to a hammerlock with a bridge. Tara armdrags her way out and goes for the Widow's Peak, Mickie tries to sunset flip out, but Tara locks Mickie in a heel hook. Mickie escapes, and Tara hits the standing, gyrating moonsault for 2 and then hangs Mickie upside down in the corner. Mickie sits up to dodge a charge and hits another leaping DDT to eliminate Tara.
Tara is eliminated.
Winter is out next and Mickie looks beat. Winter ramms Mickie hard into the corner and hits a Northern Lights suplex for 2, then immediately cradles Mickie right onto her shoulders for another 2. Winter with a spinning side backbreaker and stretches Mickie over her knee, but Mickie kneestrikes her way out of the hold. Winter Tullys Mickie onto the second rope and goes for a firewoman's carry, but Mickieslips out and spinkicks Winter for another 3.
Winter is eliminated.
ODB is out next and Mickie is in trouble. ODB bowls right over Mickie and hits a fallaway slam, splashes her in the corner, and gives her the Bronco Buster. ODB with a folding cradle for 2 and then sits Mickie up top, but Mickie shoves her offand hits a top rope Thesz Press for 3.
ODB is eliminated.
Madison Rayne is next, but ODB destroys Mickie and gives her a TKO as Madison slowly strides down the ramp while waving at the crowd. Madison takes forever to get in, and Mickie just rolls her up and gets the win.
Winner: Mickie James
So Mickie James singlehandedly went through six girls by herself. Right.
Bully Ray is backstage shooting down some poor girl with orange hair and telling her how busted she is, but James Storm comes in and accuses Bubba of jumping him. Bubba says he'd love to have laid Storm out, but Bubba says his hands are a little full with Abyss and didn't want to bother with him. He will tell Storm, however, that he knows who jumped him and he's here tonight. Storm goes to walk off, but Bubba calls him back and offers to let him join Immortal, but Storm says his chances of joining Immortal are about Bubba's chances of getting laid. Okay then!
Jeff Hardy is backstage, and he's...WALKING!
Garret Bischoff is backstage saying he's happy he got what he wanted, and tonight he's going to finish the job against Gunner.
Jeff Hardy comes to the ring and says it's great to be back here on Impact, and he promises that he'll always be here for us. With that said, it's time to set his sights on that World Title. Before he gets too far down that road, Karen Jarrett's music hits and she comes storming out to ask him if he seriously is looking for another shot at the World Title. Karen watched Hardy walk out here and thought that somebody with some balls needs to put her in her place, and we all know she's got the biggest set here. If Hardy thinks he's going to walk in here with his puppy dog eyes and beg for forgiveness, that's not what a man is. She slaps Hardy in the face and says to look at her when she's talking to him. She's not here to fight Jeff's battles because he can do that on his own since he wears the pants in their family, but if Hardy thinks being a man is showing up at Turning Point and using his...tactics to win matches, then he needs to step upand be a man before trying to be any kind of role model. Karen says Jeff was the one man in the business with the set to start a company and give people like Jeff another place to work, and he's forgetting that his wife Beth and her were friends...or at least Karen played the game and got Beth to tell her everything, including how Hardy couldn't quite deliver the goods and complete the deal. Okay, so Karen's basically saying Jeff is sexually dysfunctional so we'll just cut to the chase and skip to Karen daring Hardy to hit her, andHardy says she's more than a man and more than human because Karen and Jeff are two angry bitches. Karen goes to slap him, but Hardy grabs her arm and says they're the creatures of the night. Jeff comes out of the crowd to try and jump Hardy, but Hardy sees him coming and Karen tries to lowblow Hardy from behind, hecatches her arm, but Jeff nails him. Hardy fights Jarrett off and Karen hits the trail with him.
Mexican America is backstage saying it doesn't matter who they're facing, because...well, Sarita says stuff in Spanish I don't understand. They defend the title next.
Ric Flair and Eric Bischoff are backstage telling Gunner that he has to go out there tonight and destroy Garett Bischoff, don't worry about anything, just go out there and hurt him.
World Tag Team Title Match: Mexican America vs Crimson & Matt Morgan
Crimson and Anarquia start us off and Crimson dominates with a back elbow and vertical suplex for 2. Crimson with a three quarter nelson with kneestrikes to the skull and a rolling neckbreaker for 2. Hernandez lays Crimson out with a clothesline from the floor and Anarquia pounces, firing off right hands and then tagging Hernandez in to hit a hard bodyslam and cover for 2. Mexican America with the Beverly Drop for 2, then Anarquia getsa chinlock. Hernandez gets in and gets a head vice, then flattens Crimson with a Pounce for 2 and goes back to the neck vice. Hernandez tags in and Crimson spears him out of his shoes and makes the hot tag to Morgan, who comes in and plows through both Anarquia and Hernandez. Morgan with a fallaway slam to Hernandez, thena corner clothesline on Anarquia, one for Hernandez, and a chokeslam for Anarquia for 2. Hernandez goes after Morgan and beats him down in the corner, but Morgan lays both members of Mexican America out with a double clothesline. Crimson comes in to neutralize Hernandez and clothesline him to the outside, then hits an exploder suplex on Anarquia. Morgan with the Carbon Footprint and we have new champions!
Winners and NEW World Tag Team Champions: Matt Morgan & Crimson
James Storm is backstage and says he knows who jumped him backstage, and he's going to out him after this next match. Speaking of the next match, Sting and Garret Bischoff are backstage, and they're...CHATTING!
It's main event time...I guess...
Gunner vs Garret Bischoff
As promised, Sting, Eric Bischoff, and Ric Flair are all at ringside. Garret ducks a shot and comes off the ropes with a flying forearm. Gunner backs off and circles Garret, then Garrett ducks again and fires off kicks and punches before Gunner just picks Garrett up and dumps him. Garret misses an elbowdrop, and Gunner rips his head off with a clothesline. Gunner with back elbows in the corner and then tries to twist Garret's head off right in his father's face as Eric tears into his son from ringside. Garret dodges a corner charge, but Gunner picks him up and tosses him across the ring. Gunner's shoulder seems to be hurt, but Eric grabs his son's foot from ringside as Gunner hits a charging clothesline in the corner and a HARD back suplex. Gunner with shoulderblocks to the midsection in the corner as I notice that Garret is wearing F'n Converse All Stars as he either spears or belly-to-belly suplexes Gunner (I turned my head for a second and missed which) and gets the win.
Winner: Garret Bischoff
Sting raises Garret's hand, and then we go to James Storm as he's backstage, and he's...WALKING!
James Storm comes out to the ring and says it doesn't matter where he goes or what he accomplishes, just because he talks with a twang in his slang and wears cowboy boots and jeans, people look down on him and pass him over for someone who's more "correct". This is professional wrestling and he's been doing it for 15 years, he is the Cowboy James Storm, and he's as tough as they come. He doesn't come out here and pretend to be tough because he's been in bar fights, he's been to jail, and he's been in it every day of his life, and right now he's going to blame everyone in the back for what happened to him, and right now, he wants AJ Styles to come out to the ring. AJ comes out and asks Storm if he's kidding him, and Storm says he called him out here to tell him exactly what he thinks. AJ says that after everything with Roode tonight, he thinks AJ jumped him? He checked on Storm at the hospital, he called him at home, and he's so paranoid that he doesn't know what's going on? Storm says he's so paranoid that AJ weaseled his way into not one, but two title shots against Robert Roode. AJ says Sting made the matches, not him,and he didn't jump Storm and he's done talking about it. They get into a shoving match, but Frankie Kazarian comes out and shoves them both off and tells AJ to get lost because this is over. Kazarian leaves with AJ as Storm's music hits and he stands in the ring looking really paranoid.
Storm goes to leave when Kurt Angle comes out of nowhere and attacks Storm from behind, then rams his already concussed head into the ring steps. Angle throws Storm into the ring and hits the Angle Slam, then takes a microphone and tells Storm that he found him: guilty as charged. When Storm wakes up, he wants him to go tell his daughter that he was the one who gave daddy a concussion.