On this day in ....
1903 - Alexander Swanson defeats Harvey Parker in New York City, New York to win the World Welterweight Title.
1942 - Ed "Strangler" Lewis defeats Orville Brown to win the Ohio version of the Midwest Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title in Columbus, Ohio.
1942 - John Katan defeats Earl McCready for the Toronto British Empire Heavyweight Title in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, ending and beginning their respective second reigns.
1943 - Swedish Angel defeats Orville Brown to win the Kansas City version of the MWA World Heavyweight Title in Kansas City, Kansas, ending Brown's fifth reign.
1952 - Leo Jensen defeats Bonnie Muir for the vacant Australian Heavyweight Title in Sydney, Australia. The title had been vacant since champion Fred Atkins left the country in 1949.
1959 - Dory Funk, Sr. defeats Antoine Leone in Amarillo, Texas to win the Amarillo version of the NWA North American Heavyweight Title for the seventh time.
1960 - In San Bernadino, California, Stan Holek and The Preacher defeat Sandor Szabo and Edouard Carpentier for the NWA International Television Tag Team Title.
1962 - Eric Pomeroy and Ray Andrews defeat The Medics for the NWA Southern Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee, ending The Medics' third reign.
1963 - Ciclon Negro and Masked Terror defeat Wilbur Snyder and Dick the Bruiser to win the American Wrestling Alliance World Tag Team Title.
1963 - Joe Blanchard defeats Billy White Wolf for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title in Dallas, Texas.
1965 - Bobby Fields wins his third NWA Louisiana Heavyweight Title by defeating Danny McShain in Lafayette, Louisiana.
1966 - Michiaki Yoshimura and Kintaro Ohki defeat Eddie Morea and Tarzan Zorro to win the vacant All Asia Tag Team Title in Tokyo, Japan.
1967 - El Goliath defeats Henry Pirousso for the Mexican National Heavyweight Title in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
1970 - Gene Kiniski defeats Giant Baba for the NWA International Heavyweight Title in Osaka, Japan, ending Baba's second reign.
1971 - Dr. X (Jim Osborne) defeats Ramon Torres in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title.
1975 - The Destroyer (Dick Beyer) defeats Abdullah the Butcher to win the Pacific Wrestling Federation United States Heavyweight Title in Kiryu, Japan.
1976 - Chavo Guerrero, Sr. defeats Dr. Hiro Ota to win the NWA America Heavyweight Title for the sixth time.
1976 - The Wrestling Pro defeats Ken Lucas for the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title in Ozark, Alabama. This ended Lucas' ninth reign and began The Pro's sixth.
1976 - In Dothan, Alabama, Rip Tyler wins his second NWA Alabama Heavyweight Title, ending the eighth reign of Dick Dunn.
1977 - Billy Spears defeats Johnny Eagles for the NWA Alabama Heavyweight Title in New Brocton, Alabama.
1982 - Mad Dog Lafaib defeats Invader I to win the WWC North American Heavyweight Title in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
1983 - Dick Slater defeats Rufus R. Jones to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title in Hampton, Virginia.
1983 - Bob Armstrong wins a tournament for the vacant NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Title in Dothan, Alabama.
1984 - Ted DiBiase and Hercules Hernandez defeat The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) to win the Mid-South Tag Team Title in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1984 - The Interns (Don Bass and Roger Smith) defeat The Fabulous Ones (Steve Keirn and Stan Lane) to win the AWA Southern Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee, ending Keirn and Lane's eighth reign.
1985 - Fuerza Guerrera defeats El Dandy for the Mexican National Welterweight Title.
1989 - Sangre Chicana defeats Perry Aguayo to win the Universal Wrestling Association-promoted WWF World Light Heavyweight Title, ending Aguayo's seventh reign and beginning Chicana's second.
1990 - Steve Doll and Scotty the Body (Raven) defeat The Wrecking Crew (The Grappler and The Equalizer) for the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title in Coos Bay, Oregon.
1991 - The WWF holds its This Tuesday in Texas pay-per-view at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas. The results:
In pre-broadcast matches:
- The Harris Brothers (Ron and Don Harris) defeated Brian Donahue and Brian Costello.
- Sir Charles (The Godfather) pinned Dale Wolfe.
- Chris Walker pinned Brian Lee.
- Chris Chavis (Tatanka) pinned J.W. Storm (WCW's Maxx Muscle).
- Ric Flair pinned Roddy Piper.
- Randy Savage pinned Jake Roberts. Following the match, Roberts beat down Savage, then forced Miss Elizabeth to beg him to stop the beating. When apparently dissatisfied with her, Roberts grabbed her by the hair and slapped her across her face.
- Davey Boy Smith pinned The Warlord.
- Ted DiBiase and Repo Man defeated Tito Santana and Virgil when DiBiase pinned Virgil.
- Hulk Hogan pinned The Undertaker, after throwing ashes from Paul Bearer's urn into Undertaker's eyes, to win the WWF World Title. WWF President Jack Tunney made an announcement, airing on the December 7 edition of WWF Superstars, that the title was vacated and would go to the winner of the following month's Royal Rumble match, due to two disputed finishes (at Tuesday in Texas and the previous week's Survivor Series).
1992 - Jesse Barr and Ryuma Go win the Championship Wrestling USA International Tag Team Title in Funabashi, Japan, defeating The Bruise Brothers (Ron and Don Harris).
1993 - Mitsuharu Misawa and Kenta Kobashi win the annual Real World Tag League to win the AJPW World Tag Team Championship.
1995 - Ronnie Roberts defeats Boogie Woogie Brown to win the ECWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title in Wilmington, Delaware.
1998 - King Kong Bundy defeats Romeo Valentino for the Maryland Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Title in Denton, Maryland.
1998 - Logan Caine defeats TNT for the NWA West Virginia/Ohio Junior Heavyweight Title in Coshocton, Ohio.
1999 - Mr. Meaner defeats Skull Ganz to win the NWA Michigan Heavyweight Title in Gibraltar, Michigan.
2000 - ECW held what would be the next-to-last pay-per-view event for the promotion, Massacre on 34th Street, at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, New York. The results were:
In pre-broadcast matches:
- New Jack defeated Angel.
- H.C. Loc defeated Danny Daniels.
In broadcast matches:
- Joey Matthews and Christian York defeated Simon Diamond and Johnny Swinger when York pinned Swinger after a Splash.
- E.Z. Money pinned Balls Mahoney.
- Nova pinned Julio Dinero after a Flying Crossbody.
- Danny Doring and Roadkill defeated The Full Blooded Italians (Little Guido and Tony Mamaluke) to win the ECW World Tag Team Title when Doring pinned Guido after a Hart Attack.
- C.W. Anderson pinned Tommy Dreamer after a Spinebuster through a table.
- Rhino pinned Spike Dudley to retain the ECW World Television Title after three chair shots.
- The Unholy Alliance (Yoshihiro Tajiri and Mikey Whipwreck) defeated Super Crazy and Kid Kash when Tajiri pinned Crazy after a Diving Double Foot Stomp with three steel chairs and a table on top of Crazy.
- Steve Corino defeated Jerry Lynn and Justin Credible in a Three-Way Dance to retain the ECW World Heavyweight Title. Credible pinned Lynn after That's Incredible and Corino pinned Credible after the Old School Expulsion.
2000 - All three ARSION titles change hands in Tokyo, Japan. Ayako Hamada defeats Aja Kong for the Queen of ARSION Title, Etsuko Mita and Mima Shimoda defeat GAMI and Rie Tamada to win the Twin Star of ARSION Title, and AKINO defeats Chaparita Asari for the Sky High of ARSION Title.
2001 - Loco Max defeats Ricky Marvin to win the Mexican National Lightweight Title in Puebla, Mexico.
2003 - Eagle Sawai and Amazing Kong defeat Shinobu Kandori and Takako Inoue in a tournament final to become the first Ladies' Legend Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champions in Tokyo, Japan.
2004 - Cody Mantell defeats Bitty Little to win the NWA New South Cruiserweight Title in Greenville, Mississippi.
2005 - The S.A.T. (Jose and Joel Maximo) defeat The Backseat Boyz (Trent Acid and Johnny Kashmere) to win the JAPW Tag Team Title in Rahway, New Jersey, ending The Backseats' second reign.
2005 - Joey Ryan defeats Kevin Steen for the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla Heavyweight Title in Los Angeles, California.
2005 - Tommie Smallz defeats Unholy Grail for the NWA Virginia Junior Heavyweight Title in Sugar Grove, Virginia, ending Unholy Grail's second reign.
2005 - Two NWA Wisconsin titles change hands in Marinette, Wisconsin: Jack Berzerker and Tommy Courageous defeat Spanish Stew to win the NWA Wisconsin Tag Team Title and Ruff Ryder Rashaan defeats Dredd for the NWA Wisconsin X Division Title.
2006 - WWE's version of the new ECW hits an all time low with its final PPV outing, the December to Dismember. The poorly received show resulted in Paul Heyman walking out of the company, not returning until 2012. Mike Johnson filed the following PPV report:
ECW's December to Dismember opened with a video feature on the Extreme Elimination Chamber match featuring highlights of major moves from ECW stars with comments from Paul Heyman, Big Show, and others interspersed with the narrator.
The show opened with a pyrotecnics burst that likely cost more than the entire financial budget of ECW's first PPV, Barely Legal. Joey Styles and Tazz welcomed everyone to the show, putting over the Extreme Elimination Chamber match. They then shot it over the Spanish Announce Team.
MNM vs. The Hardy Boyz
MNM did their grand entrance, with Joey Styles saying this would likely be the one and only time they would ever compete together in ECW. That would certainly explain why they had new matching fur coats, complete with digital messages flashing across them. There was a big "Hardys" chant when they came to the ring.
Joey Mercury and Matt Hardy started the match, locking up and then shoving each other away. Hardy took Mercury down with a side headlock several times, going to the mat. The Hardys and MNM both faced off in the center of the ring arguing. There were some brief technical issues with the cameras freezing.
The Hardys tagged in and out, working over Mercury, including a double wheelbarrow suplex. Nitro tagged in, but was soon on the receiving end of The Hardy's offense as well. Hardy went for a jawbreaker but Nitro broke it. MNM hit a double reverse elbow on Jeff Hardy. There was a slight, "She's a crackwhore" chant at Melina.
Nitro went for a standing moonsault press but missed. Matt tagged in and began unloading on Nitro. Hardy hit a Splash Mountain out of the corner but Mercury broke it up. He rebounded off the ropes but Melina tried to trip him. Matt went out of the ring but was hit by Mercury. You'd think Hardy would know to ignore women in wrestling by now.
MNM hit a gutbuster on Matt. WWE's production team appeared to mute a "She's got herpes" chant. Nitro received a two count on Hardy and then distracted the referee. Melina worked him over from ringside. Nitro hit Jeff, forcing the referee to push him back into the corner. MNM worked over Matt while the referee's back was turned, but only received a two count.
MNM went for a double suplex but Matt landed on his feet and hit a neckbreaker on both. He crawled for the tag, but MNM knocked Jeff to the floor and continued beating on Matt. Mercury went for the Twist of Fate but Matt shoved him into the corner, where Nitro was standing on the top rope. Nitro was crotched.
Jeff Hardy tagged in and hit a ton of offense on Mercury. He nailed a low legdrop but Nitro broke up the pinfall. Hardy spiked Nitro on his head. Matt hit a clotheslines over the top on Mercury, then dove outside. The fans chanted "ECW." Nitro then did a running tope. Jeff went to the top and dove off all three. The fans chanted, "Holy sh**"
The Hardys tossed MNM back in the ring. Matt hit the Twist of Fate on Mercury. Jeff went for the Swanton, but Nitro broke it up. He dragged Matt out of the ring and slammed his head into the apron. Nitro hit a missile dropkick on Jeff for a two count. Nitro brought Jeff into MNM's corner and began working over his back.
MNM hit a double slingshot on Jeff, sending him into the turnbuckles. Mercury locked on a surfboard style move as Jeff tried to work his way to the ropes to force a break. Mercury continued to onslaught. MNM sent Hardy into the corner again. Nitro tossed Jeff to the floor where a waiting Melina kicked Hardy in the gut. Mercury joined in. Hardy was tossed back into the ring, where Mercury got several two counts. He continued working on Hardy's lower back. MNM did the old Demolition finisher. Matt Hardy broke up the pinfall.
Mercury worked over Hardy with a rear chinlock. Hardy fought to his feet. Mercury rolled up Hardy but Hardy kicked out, sending Mercury out of the ring in the process. Jeff went to make a tag but Mercury attacked Matt from the floor, preventing the tag yet again.
MNM continued the assault until Jeff was able to dive off the top with the Will O'The Wisp turning moonsault press. He tagged Matt, who cleaned house with punches and clotheslines. He hit a running clothesline on Nitro in the corner and bulldogged him, clotheslining Mercury at the the same time. Hardy hit the Side Effect on Nitro for a near-fall. He went to the second rope to hit his trademark legdrop, getting another close near-fall.
Jeff went to the top and Matt brought Nitro over for a powerbomb. Mercury attacked Matt, then gave Nitro some momentum, allowing him to hit a hurrancanrana off the top on Jeff. All four brawled in the ring. The Hardys hit stereo superplexes on MNM. Melina tried to slap Jeff, but he grabbed her arm. Nitro went to dropkick Jeff, but he sidestepped. If you are reading this anywhere but PWInsider.com, why are you supporting lazy cut and paste idiots? Melina was hit in the face by the dropkick and took a bump from the apron to the floor.
Jeff caught Nitro with a nearfall. MNM grabbed Jeff and hit the Snapshot, but Matt Hardy interfered to save the pinfall. The crowd began chanting, "Hardys." MNM tried to set up a top rope snapshot but Matt broke it up. He hit a double neckbreaker on MNM and laid them atop of each other.
Jeff Hardy hit the swanton bomb off the top on both and scored the pinfall. A really good opening match that told a story, had some great near falls and fun wrestling. A great way to start the PPV.
Your winners, Matt and Jeff Hardy.
Joey Styles and Tazz discussed how history was just made with the opening match and that history would continue tonight with the Extreme Elimination Chamber.
Rob Van Dam, in a pre-taped segment, said that he understands the risks involved and that he's going to end up with scars on his body. He says that the ECW title is worth the risk and when you think ECW World champion, you should think Rob Van Dam.
Matt Striker made his way to the ring. He took the mic and insulted the crowd. He asked the fans if they wanted to see him in Extreme Rules tonight. They cheered. Striker said we'd see "Extreme Enforcement of the Rules" and that tonight's match would be under Striker's Rules. He ran down a number of rules, including no moves off the top ropes and challenged Balls Mahoney to see if he can wrestle.
Matt Striker vs. Balls Mahoney
Mahoney and Striker started off with Mahoney outwrestling Striker and locking in a crossarmbreaker. Striker made his way to the ring. Striker attempted to go for a test of strength, then nailed Mahoney. He was whipped into the corner but escaped, so Balls hit the corner with his shoulder.
Striker went right after the arm, working over it with an armbar of sorts. Striker used some hairpulling to take Mahoney down. Striker continued the assault, getting several near-falls. Striker continued focusing on Balls' arm. Striker whipped Balls into the corner, but Balls fought back as Striker charged. Balls unloaded with a series of punches. Striker tried to take him down with an armbar, but Mahoney escaped and continued nailing jabs.
Mahoney went to the top rope, but Striker shook the ropes, forcing Mahoney to crotch himself. Striker nailed a rolling Fujiwara armbar. He cinched back hard on it, including a bridge. Mahoney teased that he was going to tap out but made it to the ropes with his leg. Striker went for a sideheadlock but Mahoney nailed a belly to back suplex.
Mahoney made a comeback with a backdrop, with Striker nearly landing on his head. Mahoney peppered him with punches, finally taking him down. The fans did the traditional "Balls" chant with each punch. Balls hit a sitdown spinebuster for the pin.
Your winner, Balls Mahoney!
They aired a commercial for the Brian Pillman DVD. You can order it from our pals at www.Highspots.com.
Backstage, they showed CM Punk preparing backstage.
They then went to a scene of EMTs working over an unconscious Sabu. Paul Heyman arrived on the scene demanding to know what was happening, saying he was competing tonight. They began loading Sabu on a stretcher. The live crowd began loudly chanting, "Bullsh**" which was greatly muted on the PPV production. According to those at the PPV, the crowd is much louder than it is coming across via the broadcast.
Elijah Burke & Sylvester Turkay vs. The FBI
Elijah said that for the first-time ever, it was the Elijah Burke Experience on PPV. He said he and Turkay were ready for a fight. The FBI came with Trinity. Interesting to note that the official T-shirt for the PPV lists Burke vs. Al Snow on the back, so that was the plan at one point.
Little Guido started with Burke. Guido ended up stealing Burke's hat and putting it on. Mamaluke tagged in and worked over Burke's arm. Turkay tagged in and immediately began destroying Mamaluke with knee strikes. Turkay charged the corner but Mamaluke ducked and he hit hard. Guido dove off the top but was caught. Turkey kicked Mamaluke out of the ring, then tossed Guido out of the ring atop of Mamaluke. Burke tossed Guido back into the ring.
As the match continued, Tazz and Styles discussed what may have happened to Sabu, given what a tough competitor he is.
Turkey and Burke continued to work on Guido. Mamaluke broke up a pinfall attempt. Guido began fighting back and ducked a kick. Mamaluke tagged in and began cleaning house on Burke. Mamaluke even took down Turkay with several kicks and a dropkick to the face. The FBI hit a double flapjack on Burke for a near-fall.
Burke sent Mamaluke into a Turkay forearm. Mamaluke stagged into Burke, who nailed the Elijah Burke Experience (Jeff Jarrett's Stroke finisher) for the pin. Guido returned to the ring to look over Mamaluke. Turkay grabbed him and hit a muscle buster. As he set up the move, you could clearly hearing a fan screaming, "TNA! TNA!"
Your winners, Sylvester Turkay and Elijah Burke!
Backstage, Sabu was being loaded into an ambulance. CM Punk and Rob Van Dam were on the scene watching and questioning what happened.
Daivari (with Great Khali) vs. Tommy Dreamer
The ring announcer didn't even call Dreamer "The Innovator of Violence." Wow. The fans chanted ECW at Dreamer. Daivari sent Khali to the floor. Daivari tried to attack Dreamer but retreated. Dreamer had words with Khali, allowing Daivari to jump him from behind. Dreamer hit a big hiptoss and Daivari retreated to the floor.
Daivari returned and Dreamer took him down with an armbar. Daivari reversed it and poked Dreamer in the eye. He knocked Dreamer to the apron and hit a baseball slide on Dreamer.
Back in the ring, Dreamer caught Daivari with a suplex. He rebounded off the ropes but Khali pulled the ropes down and Dreamer spilled over to the floor. The referee threw Khali out of ringside as Daivari freaked out. Daivari sent Khali to the back and tossed Dreamer back into the ring.
Daivari worked over Dreamer with a rearchinlock. Live, there was a "We want hardcore" chant that was muted by the PPV broadcast. Dreamer began battling back with elbows but Daivari took him back down. Daivari scored a nearfall after working over Dreamer's neck and back.
Daivari locked in a sleeper on Dreamer. All this offense feels like a 1980s WWF Superstars match. Daivari wrapped his legs around Dreamer with Tazz saying he was going for a rear naked choke. Dreamer dropped backwards with an Electric Chair like move. They both got back to their feet with Dreamner unloading with a ton of offense.
Dreamer backdropped Daivari, then hit an inverted DDT for a near-fall. Daivari elbowed Dreamer in the face as he charged. He went to the top. Dreamer followed him but was shoved off. Daivari went for a splash but Dreamer moved. Dreamer tied Daivari to the tree of woe and hit the running dropkick to Daivari's face. The place yelled "ECW" with Dreamer and started chanting ECW after the move.
Dreamer went for his DDT. Daivari rolled up Dreamer and hooked the tights for the pin. Nope, I'm not kidding. The crowd kept waiting for old school Tommy Dreamer and got really into the match once they had it for a second, then died when he immediately lost.
Your winner, Daivari!
Dreamer followed Daivari back up to the stage, where Khali grabbed him and slammed Dreamer down on the steel stage. They showed Khali and Daivari lurking above the unconscious Dreamer, showing several replays of the bump. Dreamer was telling the EMTs that he couldn't feel his feet. After a few minutes of selling, he made his way to his feet, fighting to regain his balance. The place began chanting "ECW" as he showed them respect.
Backstage, Paul Heyman came to Hardcore Holly and explained that Sabu was hurt and may not be in the Elimination Chamber. He told Holly that tonight, he would be Sabu's replacement in the Extreme Elimination Chamber. He told Holly that it would be every man for himself and that he would be looking forward to Holly in the Chamber tonight.
Live, the entire Arena booed the segment.
Tazz and Joey Styles discussed the change in the main event. I hope that's a storyline because advertising two matches, then pulling a bait and switch in one of them is a really low thing to do, especially since any fan that watches ECW is likely a Sabu fan as well
Mike Knox & Kelly Kelly vs. Kevin Thorn & Ariel - Mixed Tag Match
Kelly Kelly took the mic and said she wanted to wish CM Punk good luck tonight. There was a "Punk" chant live. Knox wasn't happy with Kelly. Holy crap, Ariel looked beyond hot.
Thorn and Knox started off. It appeared Knox is growing his hair out, which is good as he had a way better look when it was longer in Deep South Wrestling. Fertig had a new red outfit. Fertig cleaned house with a series of moves, following them up with kicks to the back. They did a lot of gratuitous shots of the women in the corners.
Knox took down Thorn by the hair and hit a running lariat clothesline. Thorn came back, working over Knox in the corner. Knox slammed Thorn for a two count. Ariel was really vocal in the corner screaming, trying to get the crowd into the match. Knox had Thorn in a front facelock with Thorn finally pushing him into the corner.
Thorn tagged Ariel in. She demanded Kelly be tagged in. Kelly looked worried but then tagged in. Kelly charged but was kicked in the stomach. Her bump was amateur hour. Ariel began pulling her hair and grabbing at her. Ariel kept stomping and chopping her. She choked Kelly with her foot in the corner. Kelly looked extremely out of place in the ring. Ariel missed a charge in the corner. Kelly struggled to make a tag but Ariel cut her off and hit an elbow.
Kelly tried to make a tag, but Knox looked at her and walked off. The announcers said Knox set up Kelly after the last few weeks by booking her in this match. The crowd began chanting for CM Punk. Ariel began choking her and hit something of an STO, scoring the pin.
Your winners, Ariel and Kevin Thorn!
Tazz called Knox a "son of a b***h" for dragging Kelly Kelly into this instead of just leaving her like a man. Ariel continued to destroy Kelly. Sandman's music hit and he made his grand entrance from the crowd. The crowd was into Sandman big-time live.
Thorn tried to hit Sandman with his walking stick but Sandman evaded and caned the hell out of Thorn. The fans chanted "ECW". Thorn escaped up the ramp but Sandman pursued him, caning Thorn the entire way back. Sandman cracked open a beer on the stage and celebrated.
Michael Cole ran down the matches for the Armaggedon PPV in a few weeks. Hey, wouldn't it have been nice if ECW, I don't know, had the chance to do the same on WWE programming?
Obviously, Sandman vs. Bob Holly is no longer scheduled.
Rebecca interviewed Bobby Lashley backstage. They aired a Lashley package, showing how Paul Heyman has had it out for Lashley since he debuted. Lashley said he was "One Man, One Mission, ECW World champion."
They showed Test, Hardcore Holly, and ECW champion Big Show walking with Paul Heyman in the back.
They aired an Extreme Elimination Chamber match promo.
Paul Heyman made his way to the ring with his security force. Heyman put over how intense the Extreme Elimination Chamber was saying, "It's one things to make plans for it. It's another thing to stand under it." He praised himself, saying Hulkamania will die with Hulk Hogan, The "Whoos" will die with Ric Flair, but ECW will live on long after Paul Heyman is dead. I think a lot of people will be surprised if ECW is alive a year from now. He said that Sabu missed his chance to take part in the Chamber and the day of Sabu, Sandman, and Rob Van Dam is dead and over. He said 2007 is the rise of the global phenomenon ECW, led by The Big Show. He said tonight will be the crowning of Big Show's career and called for the Chamber to be lowered.
The match will start with two competitors in the ring and four in the pods with weapons. Sfter five minutes, a new competitor will be released. Another competitor will follow every five minutes after, with competitors eliminated by pinfall or submission. If WWE wants this show to be fondly remembered, they will need to lay it all on the line here, as the rest of the card (minus the opener) has felt like filler while waiting for the main course, which is hardly what ECW was ever about in the past.
Extreme Elimination Chamber: ECW champion Big Show vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Rob Van Dam vs. CM Punk vs. Hardcore Holly vs. Test
Big Show came to the ring first and practiced swinging a barbed wire baseball bat. Show was locked in the pod. Punk was second and immediately got into the face of Show, who was inside the pod. Punk was locked in with a steel chair. Test was third out, locked inside a pod with a crowbar. Lashley was out fourth, locked in with a table.
Rob Van Dam and Hardcore Holly are starting the match.
Van Dam and Holly began the match. RVD kicked Holly in the face and clotheslined him. Holly came back with a clothesline of his own, getting a one count. They battled to the steel outside the ring. Van Dam dove off the ropes towards Holly, who evaded it. Van Dam caught himself on the cage, then jumped at Holly. Holly moved and RVD caught the ropes. Holly slammed Van Dam on the steel and then into the cage's fencing. Holly went to the top and jumped off but RVD put his foot up. RVD ran across the ring and pulled himself over the top to the outside with Rolling Thunder on the steel. Van Dam tried to suplex Holly, who reserved and suplexed him into the ring. Van Dam and Holly battled inside the ring, culminating with Van Dam kicking Holly. Fans began chanting for CM Punk to be released. Holly got a near-fall on Van Dam
Third Competitor Released: CM Punk
Punk hit the ring and nailed Holly with the chair. He tried to do the same with Van Dam but was hit with a Van Daminator. RVD monkeyflipped Punk onto a chair. Punk hit a legdrop on a chair on RVD, then hit a springboard leg lariat on Holly. Van Dam was bleeding above his right eye. Punk slammed him into a chair that was wedged in between several turnbuckles. Punk went after Holly, who grabbed Punk and threw him upside down into the Chamber's fencing. Holly tried to get a pin on Punk, who kicked up. Heyman was screaming for Holly to eliminate someone. Van Dam, a bloody mess, laid on the mat fora long time.
Holly turned his attention on Punk, who kept kicking up. Holly picked up Punk for a suplex and draped him chest-first over the top rope. He sent Punk into the cage. Holly put Punk on the top rope and hit a superplex with both men standing on top of the ropes. Van Dam tried to sneak in a pin on Holly, who kicked out. Holly tried to get a pin on Punk, who kicked out as well. Punk came back with a big lariat on Holly.
Fourth Competitor Released: Test
Test nailed Punk with the crowbar and immediately went after RVD, working over his cut with it. Test choked Punk out against the ropes. Van Dam clotheslined Holly, then followed up with a reverse kick. Van Dam drilled Test with a chair, then slammed it over Holly, who was down in the corner. Van Dam hit the skateboarding dropkick with the chair on Punk. Van Dam went to the trop and hit the Five Star Frog Splash on Punk. He covered Punk and scored the pin.
CM Punk has been eliminated.
Test turned on Holly and laid him out. Van Dam took down Test with a kick. Van Dam climbed atop of the pod that contained Big Show, but Show grabbed RVD's foot. Test drilled RVD with a chair and destroyed him. He suplexed Van Dam into the ring. Test climbed atop of the pod and dropped an elbow on Van Dam's face, which was covered by a chair. Test pinned Rob Van Dam.
Rob Van Dam has been eliminated.
The crowd began chanting, "Bullsh**." There was a TNA chant as well, but WWE's production muted it.
Test pinned Holly with a big boot. Gee, that makes sense.
Fifth Competitor Released: Lashley
Paul Heyman's security laid out the person responsible for releasing Lashley, trapping him inside the pod. Lashley used the table inside as a spear to break the chains locking him inside the pod and climbed out. Lashley kicked Test away, then hit a clothesline into the ring. He went right after Test, beating him outside the ring into the fencing. He whipped Test into two pod, sending him into them and destroying them in the process. Test tried to nail Lashley with a chair and something went wrong with the timing. Lashley kicked it finally and suplexed Test. Lashley finally scored the pin on Test after a crowbar to the stomach and a spear. eliminating him with 40 seconds to go.
As Lashley waited for Big Show to be released, he threw a table and the chair at the pod.
Final Competitor Released: Big Show
Show came out, wielding the barbed wire bat. Lashley wielded the chair. Lashley quickly took down Show and drilled his head into the Chamber several times. Lashley got a mixed reaction playing to the crowd. Show was busted open. He whipped Show into a pod with Show crashing into it. Lashley went after Show, who tossed him into the ring with a Beal Throw. Show called for a chokeslam, but when he lifted Lashley, it was countered into a DDT. Lashley charged Show but was caught and tossed off. Lashley speared Show for the pin.
Your winner and new ECW World champion, Bobby Lashley.
Quick thoughts: This was easily the least memorable of any Elimination Chamber in the history of WWE. What a show. If WWE was looking to bury the ECW name, they certainly accomplished that here. They announce two matches for the show then bait and switch one of the competitors in the chamber. That match is also is built around weapons that are hardly used. They don't allow any of the old ECW characters to work in ECW style on the undercard. The opener is the only truly memorable thing and it doesn't feature anyone from the ECW brand. They eliminate their fastest rising star first out of the Chamber, just a week after he receives a star's reaction at Survivor Series while standing alongside the company's top babyface act in DX. Unless they want Punk to be as meaningless as the rest of the ECW undercard appeared to be tonight, there was no reason to kill him off the way they accomplished it tonight. The show ended 30 minutes early, the shortest WWE PPV in years. All this adds up to a future for the ECW brand that is murky at best and sad at worst. Wow. Paul Heyman said tonight that ECW would live on well after he was gone. I wouldn't place bets on that one because it certainly seemed like WWE doesn't want those letters to survive after watching this show.
2007 - JAKKS Pacific issued the following brief press release announcing that the Federal lawsuit brought by WWE against the toy company for bribery and other actions involving the license for WWE video games. WWE was looking to have their contract with JAKKS (which both parties are still working under) nullified. Although the lawsuit was dismissed, WWE still severed ties with the company, moving on to work with Mattel.
Federal Lawsuit against JAKKS Pacific(R) by WWE to Be Dismissed
MALIBU, Calif.--Dec. 2, 2007--The Federal court has issued an order stating that it will dismiss the lawsuit against JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK), its officers and other defendants in the federal lawsuit initiated by World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE). The judge in the action captioned World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. v. JAKKS Pacific, Inc., et al., 1:04-CV-08223-KMK in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, stated in his order that the Court "has determined that it will grant Defendants' motions to dismiss Plaintiff's Amended Complaint", and that a "comprehensive opinion" "will be issued in short order" in which "the reasons for this decision are explained in detail." The state court litigation among the parties remains pending.
2007 - WWE broadcast Raw. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:Last week we saw Chris Jericho tell Randy Orton that he wanted a title match at Armageddon and we found out from the WWE website that Orton agreed to the match. We also saw the return of Ric Flair to Raw and he said that he is not going to retire for a long time. Vince McMahon told Flair that his retirement party would start as soon as he lost his next match. We saw that the retirement was not going to start last week thanks to Chris Jericho. Who will Vince send out to try to end the career of The Nature Boy? Now that Team BFF 2007 appears to be no more since they are wrestling each other at Armageddon, will we see Triple H try to weaken his opponent tonight? What is next for Shawn Michaels? Who are the next challengers for the World Tag Team Champions? Who will Beth Phoenix face next? What words will Santino Marella mess up this week? Will Ken Kennedy be able to get through the Shawn Michaels Gauntlet of Doom?
We start off with a look back at last week's episode of Raw when Chris Jericho decided to use some graphics to let Randy Orton know that he wanted a title match. Remember when Ric Flair was told by Vince McMahon that his career ends when he loses? Remember how Randy Orton vowed to end the career, but Ric Flair won thanks to help from Chris Jericho?
We are live from Charleston, South Carolina and your announcers are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler.
Chris Jericho comes to the ring and he says that when he came back he wanted to win the title, but Sanchico Marella put it right when he said that Jericho couldn't rest on his laurels or butcher the English language. He had to anger, aggravate, and cost Orton a match against Ric Flair. He had to manipulate Orton like a puppet. After Raw, he got the answer from Randy Orton. Jericho says that he got a tingle in his pants from his phone because of WWE Mobile. We see Orton's response to Jericho[s question after last week's Raw. Jericho tells everyone to text his friends because at Armageddon there will be a new champion and it will be him.
WWE Champion Randy Orton comes to the ring. He says that everything is about Chris Jericho. He tells Jericho that he thinks that got under his skin, but he gave Jericho the match because he knows that he can beat him. Over the last two years, he has beaten Shawn Michaels, Triple H, and John Cena. Jericho interrupts Orton and says that he used to brag about beating the Rock and Steve Austin in the same night to become the first Undisputed Champion. Jericho says that means nothing today. Orton might be devious, but so is he. Orton says that if Chris is going to be honest, he does not like Jericho one bit and he would wipe the smirk off Jericho's face without breaking a sweat. Jericho says that he is ready for Orton.
William Regal says that they shan't be having anything happening because we will be seeing the main event from Armageddon. Regal says that each man will get to pick the other's opponent tonight. Regal asks Orton who he wants to see Jericho wrestle. Orton says that if Jericho thinks he is so tough, he will face someone he has never wrestled before. It will be Umaga. Regal asks Jericho who he would like to see Orton face. Jericho thinks about it and he says that he will choose someone Orton has faced many times. Someone who has super kicked his head off many times. Randy Orton will wrestle Shawn Michaels.
Mickie James and Maria walk in the back as we go to commercial.
Match Number One: Maria and Mickie James versus Melina and
Women' Champion Beth Phoenix
Melina and Maria start things off and Melina misses a clothesline. Maria tries for a rollup but Melina holds on to the ropes. Maria with a drop toe hold followed by a Thesz Press. Beth tags in and she wants Mickie into the match. Beth pushes Mickie down but Mickie with forearms and kicks and more punches but Phoenix stays up. Beth gets Mickie on her shoulders but Mickie gets out of the hold. Mickie kicks Beth away as well as Melina. Beth pulls Mickie off the turnbuckles and then she knocks Maria off the apron. Beth with a power slam followed by a delayed fisherman's suplex for the three count.
Winners: Beth Phoenix featuring guest star Melina
Todd Grisham is in the interview area with Shawn Michaels. Todd asks Shawn a question but Shawn cuts him off. Shawn says that the more things change, the more they stay the same. The WWE Title is not on the line tonight, but Sweet Chin Music is legal. He has knocked Orton's head off so many times . . .
Ken Kennedy appears on the monitor and he says that Michaels needs to go over his match with Orton tonight, but he needs to think about his match at Armageddon against Mr. Kennedy. Kennedy says that in the ring, there will be a blast from the past that might just break his heart. We go to commercial.
We are back and Ken Kennedy is in the ring and he says that Shawn should take a look at this because it might break his heart. Ken says that he invited three of Shawn's greatest rivals to be guests tonight. Kennedy says that he wants to know more about Shawn Michaels the competitor and Shawn Michaels the man.
Kennedy first brings out Shawn's old tag team partner, the man who Shawn refused to share the spotlight with . . . Marty Jannetty. Another guy Shawn had issues with is a man he faced at Wrestlemania 10 in one of the greatest Ladder Matches of all time. Kennedy brings out Razor Ramon. Kennedy thanks Razor for coming. The final man is the man Shawn faced at Wrestlemania 11, Big Daddy Cool Diesel.
Kennedy says the panel is great but it is missing something. It is incomplete without the man himself. The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels.
Kennedy has some questions for everyone. He wants one word to summarize their feelings for Shawn Michaels. Diesel calls him egotistical. Razor calls him a chump. Jannetty calls him a traitor. Kennedy tells Shawn that he can think of one word of his own to describe Michaels. . . loser. After Armageddon, Shawn might need to think about a new profession.
Shawn's music plays again and Shawn Michaels comes to the ring to confront Kennedy and his cast of impersonators. Kennedy leaves the ring and Michaels with super kicks aplenty. Kennedy tries to ambush Michaels before Shawn can super kick himself. The Fake Shawn appears to have lost his smile and leaves the ring before he gets kicked in the face. We go to commercial.
We are back and Vince is on the phone and he tells that person not to back out. Vince says that next week Hulk Hogan will be headlining Raw's 15th Anniversary Show. Coach mentions Trish Stratus. Vince says Mick Foley will be there. Coach mentions Eric Bischoff, one of his favorite bosses. Coach also says that Steve Austin will be there.
Hornswoggle stops by and he says that he needs to have a little conversation with his son. Vince says that next week we will have the first McMahon Family Portrait with his daughter Stephanie; his son Shane; his Wife Linda; and his other son Hornswoggle.
Vince talks about the tough love and how Finlay has been helping him. Vince wants to know what will happen when Hornswoggle faces Carlito and Coach in a Handicap Match. He tells Hornswoggle to be resourceful as a McMahon. Hornswoggle has Vince's phone and he makes a call.
Jim Ross mentions what happened with Team BFF 2007 of Triple H and Jeff Hardy with their victory over Umaga and Gene Snitsky. Then we see footage of William Regal's announcement of the Battle of the BFFs.
We see Triple H in the locker room and William Regal enters. Hunter says that he has known William for a long time and he wants to know if Regal has an ulterior motive. Regal points out that they were sole survivors. One is an Intercontinental Champion and the other is a multiple time Heavyweight Champion. The winner of the match at Armageddon is for a WWE Title Match at the Royal Rumble. Regal points out that Triple H enjoys defeating people he hates, but maybe Triple H likes Jeff Hardy. Hunter says that he might not hate Jeff Hardy, but if it means that he can be WWE Champion again, he would Pedigree his mother or his grandmother. He would even Pedigree his father-in-law.
We go to commercial with Umaga walking in the back.
Match Number Two: Umaga versus Chris Jericho in a Pick Your Opponent Challenge The match is joined in progress and both men are fighting outside the ring. We see footage during the commercial of Jericho hitting a springboard drop kick as well as a pescado. Back to live action and Jericho works on Umaga's arm and neck. Umaga tosses Jericho to the floor. Umaga hits a short arm clothesline after he pulls Jericho back into the ring and then he hits a splash for a two count. Umaga punches Jericho a he wears down his opponent and then applies a nerve hold. Jericho gets out of the hold and sends Umaga into the turnbuckle. Umaga responds with a kick and then he punches Jericho in the head. Umaga with more punches and the referee admonishes him. Umaga sets for the running butt splash but Jericho moves out of the way. Jericho hits a missile drop kick and both men are down. Jericho with chops and an enzuigiri followed by a bulldog. Jericho hits the Lionsault but can only get a two count. Umaga misses a splash into the corner and then he hits the Codebreaker.
From out of nowhere, Randy Orton comes to the ring and he kicks Jericho. Orton sets for the RKO and he hits it.
Winner: Chris Jericho by disqualification
Hornswoggle is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Carlito and Jonathan Coachman versus Hornswoggle in a
Before the match begins, Hornswoggle whispers something to Lillian and she announces that Hornswoggle hired some protection and it is APA.
Simmons with a DAMN spinebuster to Carlito while Bradshaw punches
Coach. Coach begs for mercy while Hornswoggle hits a running boot to Coach.
Bradshaw with a Clothesline from Hell and then they hit a Rocket Launcher
for the three count.
Winner: Hornswoggle featuring guest stars APA
After the match Bradshaw has a mic and he says that the APA does not discriminate. If you have the money, you can hire the APA. Bradshaw says that if you have lots of money, you can watch him on Fox Business Channel every night. Bradshaw says that if you are tired of listening to an OU jock sniffer and a Court Jester, listen to the show that changes Friday night . . .
Ron Simmons takes the mic and he looks around before he gives us a DAMN promo.
Todd Grisham is in the back with Gene Snitsky. Todd asks Gene about his title match against Jeff Hardy. Snitsky says that Hardy has something that he wants, the Intercontinental Title. Snitsky says that he is going to inflict more pain on Jeff Hardy than he has ever felt because he enjoys inflicting pain. He says that he will win the title tonight. We go to commercial.
We are back with the WWE Rewind: Team BFF 2007 defeating Umaga and Snitsky.
Match Number Four: WWE Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy of
Team BFF 2007 versus Gene Snitsky for the Intercontinental Title
Snitsky throws Hardy into the ropes but Hardy with punches. Snitsky catches Hardy on a float over and he runs Hardy into the turnbuckles. Snitsky with an elbow drop and then he slams Hardy's head into the turnbuckle. Snitsky with kicks to Hardy in the corner and then he pulls Snitsky out of the corner. Snitsky with a double underhook as he tries to wear down Hardy. Snitsky with a side slam for a two count. Snitsky with punches to the head. Snitsky with a suplex but he misses a leg drop when Hardy moves out of the way. Hardy with kicks to the leg followed by a drop kick to the knee. Hardy with another drop kick for a near fall. Hardy with Whisper in the Wind and Hardy with a near fall. Hardy tries for the Twist of Fate but Snitsky gets out of the hold. Snitsky misses a running boot into the corner and Hardy with a Swanton for the three count.
After the match, Snitsky with a big boot to Hardy. Snitsky gets a chair and he brings it into the ring but before he can use it, he is mesmerized by Triple H's music. Triple H comes to the ring with Gamey to help his Team BFF 2007 partner. Snitsky leaves the ring and heads to the back. Hunter looks like he is going to introduce Gamey to Hardy's back but Hunter offers his hand instead and then helps Hardy up. Hunter pulls Hardy face to face and then he has something to say to Hardy before leaving the ring.
We have an earlier tonight moment of Randy Orton ruining Chris Jericho's match with an RKO.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Smackdown Rebound.
It is time to run through the card for Armageddon.
Jillian is singing for Vince in his office and Jillian wishes her luck on the Christmas album. William Regal tells Vince that his daughter is on the way. Vince emphasizes a few times that his daughter Stephanie is on the way. We go to commercial.
Before our main event, we have an Earlier Tonight Moment that aired a few moments ago of what Orton did to Chris Jericho.
Match Number Five: Shawn Michaels versus Randy Orton in a Choose the
guy your opponent at the pay per view is going to wrestle on Raw Match
Michaels with a chop and punches followed by more chops. Michaels teases Orton with Sweet Chin Music and Orton gets out of the ring. Michaels goes after Orton but Orton uses it to take the advantage when they return to the ring. Michaels with a swinging neck breaker. Michaels with a side head lock take down into a side head lock. Orton tries to get out of the side head lock but Michaels shows Orton who the Master of the Side Head Lock is. Orton with an elbow that sends Michaels to the mat. Orton kicks Michaels in the head. Orton with a front face lock and he connects with forearms to the back. Orton tries for a suplex but Michaels blocks it. Orton with an elbow and then he tries for the RKO but Michaels escapes. Orton with a sunset flip but Michaels applies the ankle lock. Orton with a rollup for a near fall. Orton tries for the RKO again but Michaels with a double leg take down and he puts Orton in the ankle lock again. Orton gets to the ropes as the referee admonishes Michaels. We go to commercial after Orton rolls to the floor.
We are back and Michaels with chops while Orton responds with punches.
Michaels with a waist lock and Orton tries to escape but Michaels with a
European uppercut and then he clothesline Orton over the top rope to the floor.
Michaels tries for Sweet Chin Music on the floor but he takes out the timekeeper
with a friendly fire Sweet Chin Music. Orton with a hangman's DDT to Michaels.
Orton with the Garvin Stomp to Michaels. Orton with a body scissors on Michaels
but turns it into a side head lock. Michaels with chops while Orton responds
with punches. Michaels with punches. Michaels with a flying forearm followed by
a kip up. Michaels with a reverse atomic drop followed by a back slide for a two
count. Michaels with a slam and then he goes up top for the elbow drop and hits
it. Michaels sets up for Sweet Chin Music but he hits a pescado on Ken Kennedy
who comes to ringside. Michaels and Kennedy fight outside the ring while the
referee counts Michaels out.
Winner: Randy Orton by count out
While Kennedy and Michaels fight into the crowd, Orton gets a mic and he announces himself as the winner of the match. Jericho comes into the ring and he attacks Orton with a take down. Orton tries for the RKO but Jericho counters and he tries to put Orton into the Liontamer.
We cut to the McOffice and we see Vince and his daughter Stephanie looking at each other. Stephanie says that Vince has invited a lot of people who despise him. In 759 episodes, the person who was beaten up the most was Vince McMahon. Stephanie says that she is concerned for her daddy and she does not want to see him beaten up again. She begs Vince not to be at Raw next week. Vince says that he loves confrontation. Vince says that nobody will stop him from announcing the greatest Raw star of all time. If someone doesn't want him to be on his show, they can go straight to HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHELL. We go to credits.
2008 - TNA announced they officially signed Knockout Sojourner Bolt to a contract.
2008 - WWE released two developmental talents -
Former K-1 fighter Imani Lee, who was signed last May and was said to have been close friends with Batista.
*Mike Jarvi, a 6'11 (billed as 7 feet tall) talent who worked under the name Giant Titan in Florida Championship Wrestling. Jarvi was trained by Dory Funk Jr. and was said to have been pushed by Jimmy Hart to the company when he was signed in October 2007.
2009 - WWE broadcast Superstars. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:We start off tonight’s show with our Raw match.
Match Number One: Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes versus Primo and Evan Bourne
Primo and Rhodes start things off and they lock up with Rhodes working on the arm and taking Primo down with a key lock. Primo with a head scissors but Cody escapes. Primo with a side head lock take down. Bourne tags in and Primo with a drop toe hold and Bourne with a drop kick for a near fall. Bourne with a front face lock but Rhodes with a knee and forearm before he tags in DiBiase. Bourne with a rana and drop kick and then he hits a running elbow into the corner. Primo tags in and Bourne with a snap mare followed by a kick from Primo. Primo punches DiBiase and then he charges into a boot and DiBiase with a forearm to the back of the head. Rhodes tags in and they double team Primo in the corner. Rhodes with kicks and then he tags DiBiase back in for more kicks. Rhodes is tagged back in and Rhodes with a side Russian leg sweep after Primo is sent into the turnbuckles. Rhodes gets a near fall and then DiBiase is tagged back in. DiBiase with a kick to Primo followed by a punch. Primo flips over DiBiase’s back to tag in Bourne and Bourne with kicks to the leg followed by a drop kick to the knees. Rhodes pulls the ropes down and Bourne goes to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and DiBiase with a reverse chin lock on Bourne and Bourne tries
to get back to his feet. Bourne with kicks but DiBiase with an atomic drop and a
clothesline. DiBiase gets a near fall. DiBiase with an arm bar and cross face.
DiBiase with forearms before he tags Rhodes back in and he punches Bourne.
Rhodes with a suplex and Flair knee drop to the head for a near fall. Bourne
with a punch but Rhodes blocks a second one and he puts Bourne in a modified
cross face chicken wing. Bourne backs Rhodes into the turnbuckles and then
escapes with an arm drag. Rhodes misses a charge into the corner and Rhodes is
able to stop Bourne from making the tag and then he tags DiBiase in. DiBiase
with elbows to Bourne and gets a near fall. DiBiase with a kick to the head and
Bourne goes to the apron. Rhodes tags back in and they double team Bourne some
more. Rhodes isolates the arms and tags DiBiase back in and he chokes Bourne in
the ropes. DiBiase tries for a suplex but Bourne with a knee to escape and then
he hits a flying elbow to the throat and both men are down. Primo and Rhodes are
able to tag in and Primo with punches to Rhodes followed by a flying clothesline
and drop kick. Rhodes with a kick and Irish whip but Primo with a cross body.
DiBiase tries to interfere but Primo with a drop kick to DiBiase. Primo flips
around and then he kicks Rhodes in the head. Bourne with a cross body onto
DiBiase on the floor. Primo doesn’t pay attention to Rhodes who hits Cross
Rhodes for the three count.
Winners: Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes
It is time for Ask the Divas.
We are back and it is time for the ECW Match of the week.
We then go to the back and Zack ‘Morris’ Ryder and Rosa ‘Kapowski’ Mendes are walking in the back.
Match Number Two: Zack Ryder with Rosa Mendes versus Hurricane
They lock up and Ryder backs Hurricane into the corner and he pushes Hurricane and woos away. Hurricane works on the arm and goes to a side head lock. Ryder with forearms to Hurricane and Hurricane floats over and poses. Hurricane with an arm drag after Ryder is able to move after the shock of the pose. Ryder with knees to Hurricane and he suplexes Hurricane. Ryder misses an elbow drop but Hurricane does not miss with a leg drop. Hurricane with a front face lock. Hurricane blocks a punch and connects with one of his own. Ryder with a leg lariat and then he connects with knees to the back. Ryder with an Irish whip and a forearm to the back for a near fall. Ryder with an Irish whip and Hurricane with a clothesline as Ryder comes off the ropes. Hurricane with punches but Ryder with a knee. Hurricane with a Thesz Press and punches. Ryder with an Irish whip but Hurricane with a screaming uppercut followed by a clothesline for a near fall. Hurricane goes to the turnbuckles and Ryder stops him and goes up for a superplex but Hurricane blocks it and hits a head butt to knock Ryder off. Hurricane with a cross body and then he sets for the Shining Wizard and hits it but Ryder goes to the floor.
From out of nowhere, a masked man hits a jackhammer. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Hurricane by disqualification
We go to commercial.
We are back and we go to a Raw Rebound.
It is time for our main event and it comes from the Smackdown brand.
Match Number Three: Matt Hardy versus Dolph Ziggler
They lock up and Hardy works on the arm with a wrist lock and then he uses his shoulder to add more pressure on the arm before turning it into an arm bar. Ziggler backs Hardy into the turnbuckles and Ziggler punches Hardy while the referee pulls him out of the corner. Ziggler gets a near fall and then he goes to the floor. Ziggler with a kick and punch as he counters the suplex attempt back into the ring. Ziggler with a kick but Hardy with a kick and clothesline that sends Ziggler over the top rope to the floor. Hardy with a drop kick and then he goes to the floor. They return to the ring and Hardy with the screaming elbow drop from the turnbuckles. Hardy waves around to set up for the Twist of Fate. Ziggler knows the kick is coming and he backs into the corner. Hardy with a kick to the midsection and then he pulls Ziggler out of the corner with a sit out power bomb for a near fall. Ziggler rolls to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler with a rear chin lock on Hardy but Hardy gets to his
feet and connects with elbows to get out of the hold. Hardy runs into an elbow.
Ziggler goes to the turnbuckles but Ziggler stops Hardy. Ziggler punches Hardy
but Hardy with an elbow that sends Ziggler to the apron. Hardy falls to the mat
after Ziggler trips him and Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler chokes Hardy in
the ropes. Hardy punches Ziggler and Ziggler sends Hardy into the turnbuckles.
Ziggler is pulled out of the corner by the referee. Ziggler with a slam and then
he throws his elbow pad at Hardy and then hits a series of elbow drops and then
he hits the hesitation leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler with a side
head lock but Hardy escapes. Hardy with a clothesline followed by a back elbow
and elbow drop for a near fall. Hardy with a neck breaker for a near fall. Hardy
goes to the turnbuckles for an elbow but Ziggler blocks it and he hits an X
Factor for a near fall. Ziggler gets Hardy on his shoulder but Hardy escapes.
Ziggler tries for the Zig Zag but Hardy holds on to the ropes. Ziggler gets the
three count with a back slide.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
2009 - TNA broadcast Impact Wrestling. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:We start off with footage of Hulk Hogan followed by Kevin Nash’s comments about Hogan not coming in alone. We then see Foley freaking out about Hogan’s arrival based on everyone’s comments.
We are live on tape from Tampa, Florida and your announcers are Mike ‘We can have Hulk Hogan’s Bachelor Party at Citywalk’ Tenay and Taz.
Desmond Wolfe is in the ring and he says that it kills Mr. Mangle that he is in there. The cage is up and he wants to set the record straight. Angle beat him at Turning Point but he was put in an illegal submission hold. Wolfe said that he thought he had all the answers, but Angle changed the questions. Angle did not beat him. Beating someone is punishing them mentally and physically. Beating someone is owning someone knowing that they are nothing compared to you. Wolfe says that by spitting in Angle’s face, he would cost Angle his shot at the title. Desmond says that he is in the cage because he wants to finish Angle. At Final Resolution, they are having a Three Degrees of Pain match. Wolfe explains the stipulations for the window lickers. The first fall is pinfall, the second fall is submission, and the third fall (if necessary) is to escape the cage. Wolfe says that he will hit the Tower of London to win the first fall and then he will make Angle tap to the London Dungeon. Then he will escape the cage to embarrass Angle three times in one night. Wolfe wants Angle to come to the ring and Kurt makes his way into the Impact Zone.
Angle says that if there is one thing that he learned from Desmond in the short time that he has been there. He knows to be prepared when they are in the same arena. He is in his gear and he wonders why he doesn’t come down to kick Desmond’s ass. Kurt says that he thinks he will and he comes to the cage. Angle climbs the cage since the cage is locked. Angle punches Wolfe and hits a European uppercut. Wolfe has brass knuckles and he punches Angle with them. Wolfe throws Angle into the cage. Wolfe puts on his sunglasses and he stands over Angle. Wolfe pulls out the key to the cage and he says to always be prepared. Wolfe leaves the cage.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Jeremy Borash is in Mick Foley’s office. Jeremy asks Mick if he tried to call Dixie. Mick suggests that he send Dixie a tweet. Angle says that he has had enough of that SOB and he wants Wolfe tonight. Mick says that he doesn’t know his role in TNA right now. Angle wants to know who books the matches if Foley isn’t. Mick says that Angle gets his match with Wolfe if Angle tells Mick what he knows about Hogan and Dixie. Angle tells Foley that Foley is jealous about Hogan.
Match Number One: Doug Williams with Brutus Magnus and Big Rob versus Alex Shelley with Chris Sabin
Before the match starts, everyone not in the match is sent to the back.
Magnus punches Sabin before the match starts and Williams attacks Shelley
before the bell rings. Shelley with a springboard kick followed by a suicide
dive to Williams. Shelley goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall.
Shelley with a chop to Williams but Williams has Shelley set up in a Gory
Special and runs Shelley into the turnbuckles followed by a drop kick. Williams
works on the back and then he puts Shelley in a bow and arrow. Shelley gets a
near fall but Williams continues to work on the back with a back breaker and
then he stretches Shelley’s back. Williams with a European uppercut. Williams
with an Irish whip and then he kicks Shelley in the leg. Williams misses a
charge into the corner. Shelley with a series of kicks and Shelley tries to get
Williams up but Williams with a sunset flip but Shelley rolls through and
connects with a kick. Williams sends Shelley into the turnbuckles and then
Williams with a belly-to-back suplex. Williams goes up top for a back elbow and
then he hits a running knee to the head. Williams with a near fall. Williams
with a forearm followed by an Irish whip but he misses a charge into the corner.
Williams tries for Chaos Theory but Shelley blocks it and Shelley with a series
of kicks and he hits Sliced Bread #2 for the three count.
Winner: Alex Shelley
Suicide is in the back and D’Angelo Dinero stops by and he wants to have peace with Suicide. Dinero talks about the eight man tag match at Final Resolution. Dinero says that he wants Suicide to be the fourth man for their team. Suicide says that he knows that he can trust Hernandez and Morgan but he doesn’t know if he can trust Dinero. Dinero has a gift for Suicide. He talks about their epic fights and he gives Suicide a piece of the table that was broken during their match and it is autographed.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Foley is asking D’Lo Brown some questions about Hogan. Foley wants D’Lo’s assessment of Foley. Brown says that he has a lot of work to do. Foley says that a lot of people respect Brown so he wants to know about Hogan. D’Lo says that Hogan treated him with the utmost respect and professionalism. Brown says that the word on the street was that Hogan and Dixie are working together for one reason, to help TNA. Foley did not like D’Lo’s answers after D’Lo leaves.
Match Number Two: Homicide versus Suicide
They lock up and Suicide with a waist lock take down into a side head lock.
Homicide reverses but so does Suicide. Suicide with a side head lock take down
for a near fall. Suicide with a shoulder tackle and then he returns to a side
head lock. Homicide sends Suicide to the mat and hits a flying back elbow and
then he throws his bandana at Suicide. Homicide with a hard Irish whip and then
he punches Suicide and chokes him. Homicide with a short arm clothesline for a
near fall. Homicide with a nerve hold but Suicide with punches. Homicide with a
Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Homicide teases taking off Suicide’s mask but
Suicide with a clothesline and flying forearm followed by a drop kick. Homicide
with an Irish whip but Suicide with a float over and a break down. Homicide with
an Ace Cutter for a near fall. Homicide with a European uppercut but he misses
an elbow. Homicide with a rollup but Suicide rolls through and hits a drop kick
for a near fall. Suicide makes too many hand gestures and Homicide tries for the
gringo killer. Suicide gets a three count with a back slide.
After the match, Homicide attacks Suicide and goes after the mask. Suicide tries to fight back and D’Angelo Dinero comes to the ring and Homicide leaves the ring. Suicide is not sure of what to take from Dinero’s actions. We go to commercial.
We see ODB getting a mic check as we go to a quick interlude.
We are back and Velvet, Lacey, and Madison are walking in the back and Daniels stops them. Daniels says that he has a perfect plot for their next ‘movie’.
We return to Mike and Taz and it is time to run through the remainder of the show.
It is time for Trash Talk with ODB and her guest is Tara. ODB mentions that Tara is her opponent at Final Resolution. ODB doesn’t want any phoniness from Tara. ODB brings up that Tara came from the WWE and asks if Tara thinks that she can come in and be a TNA Knockout after the way they have spent seven years building the division. Tara says that she broke her contract to come to TNA. Tara starts to cry and she talks about the respect that she has for the Knockouts. Tara doesn’t want to have to be remembered as a joke. She has wrestled hardcore matches and street fights. She talks about how she was a trainer for the Barbie dolls in the other company. ODB slaps some sense into Tara. ODB punches Tara until she is pulled off by two people in leather jackets. ODB calls Tara a has been and tells the crier to leave. We go to commercial.
We are back and we see footage of the return of Jesse Neal two weeks ago.
Match Number Three: Jesse Neal versus D’Angelo Dinero with his own rainstorm
They lock up and Neal with a knee and hammer lock. Dinero with a reversal and
STO. Neal sends Dinero to the apron and then Neal with a shoulder that sends
Dinero to the floor. Neal sends Dinero back into the ring and he gets a near
fall. Neal with a punch to Dinero and a kick to the ribs. Dinero kicks and
punches back but Neal with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner
followed by a running back elbow. Neal waits for Dinero to get to his feet and
then he chokes Dinero in the ropes. Dinero chops Neal but Neal kicks Dinero and
then he hits a Dominator shoulder breaker for a near fall. Neal punches Dinero
in the corner and the referee admonishes him. Neal misses a charge into the
corner and then Dinero with a palm thrust. Dinero drops the knee pads and he
hits the running knees into the corner for the three count.
Winner: D’Angelo Dinero
After the match, Neal attacks Dinero from behind and Neal with a spear. The lights go out and Suicide appears on the turnbuckles for a missile drop kick. Suicide stands over Dinero and Suicide offers his hand and apparently there is a fourth man for their team at the pay per view.
Team 3D, Rhino and Jesse Neal surround Dinero and Suicide but Matt Morgan and Hernandez come to the ring and Team 3D, Rhino, and Jesse Neal leave the ring.
We go to commercial.
We are back for a second and we see Kevin Nash and Eric Young in the back.
We see footage from Turning Point when Kevin Nash’s alliance with Eric Young started.
Match Number Four: Kevin Nash and Eric Young versus James Storm and Robert Roode
Storm and Young start things off and Storm with a punch to Young. Young with
an Irish whip but Storm with a clothesline. Roode tags in and he slams Young
followed by an elbow drop by Storm and a knee drop by Roode for a near fall.
Roode with a chop. Young with a knee but Roode with a David Young spinebuster
for a near fall. Young sends Roode into the turnbuckles and he tags in Nash who
connects with an elbow to the head. Storm with a take down and he punches Nash
before the referee pulls him out of the ring. Young with a knee to Roode that
sends him out of the ring. Young goes after Roode and runs him into the ring
apron. Young with an elbow drop for a near fall and Nash is tagged back in. Nash
punches Roode and then he connects with knees. Young tags back in and he slams
Roode and connects with an elbow drop for a near fall. Roode chops Young and
Roode with a near fall after a rollup. Young gets a near fall. Nash tags back in
and he hits snake eyes on Roode. Nash walks into a boot and Roode chops Nash.
Nash with a knee and Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner. Young
tags back in and he keeps Roode from making the tag. Roode kicks Young away and
makes the tag. Storm with clotheslines to Young followed by a back body drop.
Storm punches Nash and hits a flying forearm. Storm with punches to Young and
then he this a lungblower for a near fall because Nash makes the save. All four
men are in the ring. Nash walks into a boot from Roode and Roode with a
blockbuster. Storm sets for Eye of the Storm and hits it for a two count while
Nash and Roode fight on the floor. Roode is sent into the ring post. Nash grabs
Storm’s leg and Young with a low blow followed by a piledriver for the three
Winners: Kevin Nash and Eric Young
After the match, Mick Foley comes out and he wants to take care of some business. He says that he knows that Nash and Hogan are buddies and he knows exactly why Hogan is coming in and who he is bringing with him. Foley says that he can flaunt his authority and role as executive shareholder and threaten Nash and his job. He wants to be able to use the fact that he has known him for eighteen years and ask Nash why he is coming to TNA.
Nash tells Foley that instead of buying TNA stock, Foley should have gotten a nice suit and haircut because Foley will need a new job. Foley tells Nash not to play with him. Foley says that he deserves to be told what the relationship is between Hogan and Dixie Carter. Nash says that there is nobody whose career is more squeaky clean than Foley’s but he talks about Foley’s paranoia. Nash tells Hogan to call him. Foley asks Nash for Hogan’s number and Nash tells Foley that Hogan told him not to give it to Foley. Nash says that when the boss gets here, he doesn’t like idol threats and bullies. Nash says that he has some band mates who are going to get back together.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Bobby Lashley comes to the ring with his wife Kristal. Before they talk, we are shown the video highlights of the problems between Steiner and the Lashley family. Bobby tells Steiner that he doesn’t have anything to say to him. Not one single word. He says that he will do all of his talking at Final Resolution.
Kristal says that she will do the talking. She calls Steiner sick, delusional, and obsessed. She wonders if Steiner thought that he would get away with this. All she wanted to do was support her husband, not be a part of it. She has never been harassed or disrespected by anyone at Bobby’s MMA fights. She says that they do something differently around her. She says that Bobby will not be responsible for the damage that he does to Steiner. She tells Scott Steiner that when she barks, that man over there bites. At Final Resolution, the big dog is going to eat her for lunch.
Daniels is in the back with Lauren and he says that you can smell the change in the air. Daniels says that he asked for something and he wasn’t punished or sent home for it. He got a one-on-one match against A.J. Styles. Daniels dedicates his match tonight to A.J. Lauren asks Daniels if he should focus on his match against Abyss. Daniels says that it is cute that Lauren is standing up for Abyss the same way that Abyss stands up for her. He says that they make a cute couple. We go to commercial.
We are back and A.J. Styles comes to the announce table to watch the next match to scout his opponent at Final Resolution. A.J. gives his plea for Sting to call him back since he is already down a friend this year.
We also see footage of Abyss being choked two weeks ago by Raven and Dr. Stevie.
Match Number Five: Daniels versus Abyss
Daniels does a few jumping jacks before locking up and then he works on the
arm and taps Abyss on the head and mocks Abyss’ clap. Daniels retreats to the
ropes. Daniels tries for a single leg take down but it was not too successful.
Daniels works on the arm and Abyss grabs Daniels by the hand and Daniels goes to
the ropes. Daniels with a side head lock and then he works on the arm before
returning to the side head lock. Abyss picks up Daniels and drops him to the
mat. Daniels slaps Abyss and Abyss goes after Daniels and Daniels goes to the
floor. Abyss chases Daniels around the ring and when they return to the ring,
Abyss with a big boot and then he drops Daniels on the mat. Abyss with a splash
into the corner and then he gets Daniels up for Shock Treatment but Daniels
escapes the hold. Abyss grabs Daniels by the throat and then we see Velvet,
Madison, and Lacey harassing Lauren in the restroom. That distraction allows
Daniels to get a rollup for the three count.
After the match, A.J. makes his way towards the ring but a man in a black hooded sweatshirt attacks A.J. from behind. We go to commercial.
We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of the unknown man who may not even be under contract entering the ringside area without any security trying to stop him.
It is time to run through the card for Final Resolution.
It is time for the Mike Tenay interview with Dixie Carter. Mike asks Dixie if she wants to add to her comments made to the wrestlers. She says that it is her job to motivate the roster to be the best. Dixie says that she didn’t want it to be on television, but by airing it, it makes her accountable. Dixie is asked about Sting. She says that she cannot imagine TNA without Sting. Sting mentioned bringing in Hulk Hogan. Dixie comments on Sting not showing up for his interview. She is not going to call Sting and she is going to wait to hear what his decision is. Mike asks about Jeff Jarrett’s role in TNA. Dixie says that there was a personal situation that affected the company and put everyone in a tough situation. Dixie says that Jeff was put on leave and that is where she is going to leave it. Mike asks about the way that Hogan became a part of TNA. Dixie says that she heard Hogan talk about TNA on the radio. They talked in the past and then he called her and came to her home and sat in the same room they are in now. They talked for hours and felt that everything was right and that they would get it done. Mike asks about what the relationship means for TNA. Dixie says that TNA is a great company but they need greater awareness. This is a way to get worldwide mentions of TNA. She says that Hogan is one of the greatest wrestling minds and she has never seen Hogan be in such a great place where his contribution will be tremendous. Mike asks about Hogan’s role. She says that Hogan will be working with Dixie in a number of capacities. Dixie says that she is excited for what Hogan will bring to the company. Mike asks Dixie to talk about what she sees for TNA in the next ten years. Dixie says that she knew that everyone was united during the meeting. They are not trying to recreate history, they are trying to make history. She says that we will see how serious they are about taking things to a new level.
We go to commercial.
We see Desmond Wolfe pacing outside Mick Foley’s office. We go back to commercial.
We are back and Desmond Wolfe is in Foley’s office and he says that he is a huge fan of Foley’s. He talks about his attack of Kurt Angle. Desmond says that he wants to thank Foley for giving the chance. Desmond says that all Angle had to do was ask Mick for a match with Desmond. Desmond asks if he just has to ask Foley for things. Mick says that Desmond won’t be wrestling Angle tonight and he has something in store for Angle. Desmond leaves and Mick makes a phone call and he tells someone to come to Impact next week and it is Jeff Jarrett and Jarrett says that he is not coming back next week.
We see footage of Hamada’s victory over Taylor Wilde.
Match Number Six: Hamada versus Sarita
Hamada with a waist lock followed by a hip toss. Sarita lands on her feet on
a second one and then Sarita with an arm drag. Hamada with an arm drag of her
own and then Sarita with another arm drag. Each woman tries for a drop kick and
then they hit kip ups. They lock up in a Greco-Roman Knuckle Lock and Hamada
with head butts. Hamada avoids a kick while Sarita avoids an enzuigiri. Sarita
with kicks followed by a rana. Sarita misses a clothesline and Hamada with a
superkick for a two count. Hamada goes to the turnbuckles and hits a missile
drop kick for a near fall. Hamada tries for the Hamada Driver but Sarita with a
rollup for a near fall. Sarita with a DDT for a near fall. Sarita with a leg
take down and then she puts Hamada in an ankle lock. Hamada escapes and she gets
a near fall with a rollup. Hamada with two spin kicks and then she tries to get
the crowd to cheer instead of pinning her opponent. Hamada with the Hamada
Driver for the three count.
We go to commercial.
We are back and A.J. Styles tells whoever attacked him already has his attention. A.J. says that he has to wrestle his best friend at Final Resolution and now he is getting jumped. A.J. says the next time this person lays his hands on A.J., it is the last thing he does.
Mick Foley comes out and he has an announcement about the main event while Angle is already in the ring. Mick tells Kurt that it has been a tough few weeks. People can say what they want about him. They can say that he is unbalanced, a poor dresser, or cheap but he is not jealous. Mick says that Kurt didn’t tell him everything about Hogan so he is going to tweak Angle’s match. Kurt will be in a handicap match against Dr. Stevie and Raven. Foley says that by questioning his authority, Angle has burned him as much as Stevie and Raven burned him.
Match Number Seven: Kurt Angle versus Dr. Stevie and Raven in an Epsenhart Special
Angle punches Stevie and Raven. Stevie grabs Angle from behind while Angle
punches Raven. Stevie punches Angle and then they kick Angle and choke him.
Stevie chokes Angle in the ropes and then Raven with a knee lift. Raven chokes
Angle and then Angle goes to the floor. Stevie and Raven with a double side
Russian leg sweep into the guardrails. They return Angle to the ring and Stevie
gets a near fall. Raven and Stevie punch Angle and Stevie gets a near fall.
Raven punches Angle and chokes him. Stevie with a running shoulder into the
corner. Angle with a flying clothesline to both men. Angle punches Raven and
Stevie and then he hits a German suplex on Raven and then one on Stevie. Angle
punches Raven and then he clotheslines Stevie over the top rope to the floor.
Raven with a clothesline to Angle while Stevie and Daffney leave. Stevie runs
into Abyss who came to the stage and Abyss with a Black Hole Slam. Angle with an
ankle lock to Raven and Raven taps.
Winner: Kurt Angle
After the match, Desmond Wolfe enters the ring behind Angle and hits a key lock Divorce Court on Angle and then Wolfe puts on his sunglasses and we go to credits.
2010 - WWE developmental talent Vicky Skeeles, opted out of her deal and received a release. On her Twitter, Skeeles wrote, "Yes guys I have been removed from the FCW page. I have decided, during thanks giving break, to move on from wrestling-too many locker room politics. Life is meant for living and being happy&cheery;:) I'm a positive girl who doesn't need negativity in her life. I will still be modeling and doing appearances. Thank you for all your support but now I would LOVE you to support my girl Sonia, she is a fantastic worker and one of my very very special friends- I love her to bits and I you should too. Love you all :) and keep smiling because I still am!"
2010 - WWE broadcast Smackdown. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:Edge has tormented Kane by messing with his head by kidnapping Paul Bearer to get a title match at the TLC pay per view. What will the stipulation be for that match? We will find out because the winner of a match between these two men will determine what stipulation we will see at the pay per view.
We are live on tape from Norfolk, Virginia and your announcers are Michael ‘Did you know that I was a war correspondent’ Cole, Matt ‘Did you know that I was a social studies teacher’ Striker, and Todd ‘Did you know that I saved 15 percent on my insurance by using Geico’ Grisham.
There are tables, ladders, and chairs around and inside the ring as we start the show.
Rey Mysterio comes to the ring as he looks at the additions to the ringside area as he connects with his young fans.
On Monday night, Sheamus was crowned the 2010 King of the Ring. Rey says that he would have loved to be King of the Ring thanks to Alberto Del Rio. We see the footage from the qualifying match between Rey and Cody Rhodes when Del Rio may have cost Rey the match.
Rey says that as much as he wanted to be King of the Ring, he is not the type to complain. Instead he takes care of business. We go to footage from Monday when Rey distracted Alberto during his match with John Morrison.
Rey says that to be a king, it is not just about power, it is not about wealth. It is about being a leader, about being fearless. It is about climbing so high that you ain’t afraid to fall. Rey climbs to the top of the ladder and he says that he sees Alberto driving around in fancy cars, but Rey says that he prefers to fly.
Speaking of driving nice cars, Alberto Del Rio makes his way into the building in a Rolls Royce. Alberto tells a member of the security force to watch the car and he gives the man a nice tip.
Alberto wants to know what Rey is doing because it is not about flying. The reason why people like Rey climbs those ladders is so they can be on his level. That is never going to happen. Alberto asks Rey if he remembers what happened the last time he was around chairs and Alberto Del Rio? He reminds Rey that he was sent to the hospital.
Rey says that he is not afraid because Alberto injured him. Rey tells Alberto that he has been injured by people who are twice the man that Alberto could ever hope to be. Rey says that he always comes back. Rey says that he is 100% and better than ever. Now that Alberto is out here and they are face to face, maybe they should take care of business right now.
Alberto tells Rey that he is such an ambitious Chihuahua as Alberto climbs the ladder.
Rey tells Alberto that he is wrong. He did not call Alberto out here with tables, ladders, and chairs to ask him. He is here to tell Alberto that no matter how rich he is, he does not make the rules on Smackdown. Rey says that he talked to Teddy Long and at TLC, it will be Alberto Del Rio versus Rey Mysterio.
Alberto says that is not going to happen because he has no reason to fight him because he already beat him. Rey punches Alberto and Alberto falls from the ladder. Alberto pushes the ladder and Rey falls to the mat. Alberto kicks Rey and then he throws Rey over the ropes but Rey stays on the apron and he sends Alberto over the top rope onto a table. Rey with a leg drop off the apron that sends Del Rio through the table.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero. Vickie talks about Dolph’s match tonight and then she says that she is so glad that NXT is over. She says that she cannot believe that her rookie won. Vickie says that she is glad that they can put that behind them and start a new chapter. Vickie cannot believe that she sees Kaitlyn in front of her. Kaitlyn says that since she won NXT, she is Smackdown’s newest Diva. Vickie storms off and Dolph congratulates Kaitlyn, but it is a short welcome to Smackdown for Kaitlyn because Vickie yells at Dolph and he leaves.
Before our first match starts, Todd asks Michael Cole about what happened on Monday night and Michael asks Todd if he watches any other WWE programming because he already explained on NXT that he did not know what he was doing and he will explain it on Monday.
Match Number One: Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero versus Montel Vontavious Porter and Kaval
Porter suggests that Dolph start with Ziggler but Dolph goes to the apron. Drew starts things off with Porter and they lock up and Porter with a side head lock and shoulder tackle followed by a knee drop for a near fall. Porter with a front face lock and Kaval tags in and Porter sends Kaval into Drew with a kick and Kaval gets a near fall. Kaval with a front face lock and Drew sends Kaval to the mat. Drew misses a leg drop and Kaval with a kick to the chest. Porter tags in and he connects with a running boot and he gets a near fall. Drew with an Irish whip and when Porter tries a float over, Drew kicks Porter. Porter drop kicks Ziggler and then he hits a drop toe hold. Porter punches Ziggler and slams him. Porter punches Drew and then he throws Dolph over the top rope to the floor. Kaval uses Porter as a springboard and he hits a plancha onto Drew and Dolph as we go to commercial.
We are back and Dolph with elbows and punches to Porter. Dolph uses his boot on Porter’s head. Porter with a kick and clotheslines. Porter sends Dolph to the mat and hits a double thrust to the throat followed by a facebuster. Porter hits the ballin’ elbow but Drew prevents Porter from getting the cover and Dolph clips Porter. Drew tags in and works on the injured leg with elbow drops. Drew removes the knee pad and he continues to work on the knee. Drew with a boot to the head. Dolph tags back in and they make a wish with Porter. Ziggler gets a near fall on Porter. Dolph pulls Porter away from his corner and he drives Porter’s knee into the mat and gets a near fall.
Drew tags back in and he stomps on the knee. Drew continues to work on the knee. Porter crawls towards his corner but Dolph prevents him from making the tag. Porter kicks Dolph away and he tags in Kaval who hits a flying forearm and then he hits a back kick and heel kick. Kaval is sent over the top rope but he lands on the apron. Kaval with a springboard kick to the head and he gets a near fall after McIntyre breaks up the cover.
Porter and Drew fight on the floor and Drew sends Porter into the announce table. Dolph tries for a sleeper but Kaval prevents Dolph from locking it in. Dolph tries for a suplex but Kaval counters with a Dragon Sleeper. Vickie gets on the apron and tries to enter the ring. The referee does not see Drew hitting Kaval to allow Dolph to get out of the hold. Dolph hits the Zig Zag on Kaval and gets the three count.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre
After the match, Kane’s pyro goes off and he comes to the ring and he is not in a good mood after what has been done to him and his father. Kane gives Porter a chokeslam and then he gives Kaval a tombstone piledriver.
Kane gets on the mic and he tells Edge that this has gone on long enough. This show will not continue unless Edge gives him back Paul Bearer. Kane says that if he has to walk through an entire . . .
Edge appears on the TitanTron and he is in the garage. He says that this has gone on too long. He says that Paul wants to go home too. Edge says no more games, chicanery, or tomfoolery. Edge says that Paul is in the loading dock. Edge takes the tape from over Paul’s mouth and the homing beacon goes off to tell Kane where he is.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Did You Know about the extensive video library on WWE Classics on Demand? If you have Time Warner or Brighthouse, probably not.
It is time to take a look back at what a ‘non-WWE roster member’ was able to do to the members of Nexus on this week’s Raw.
From one parking lot to another, we go to Kane in his continuing search for Paul Bearer. Kane looks around and he hears the Bearer Signal and Kane follows after the sound. Kane looks around some more and he still can’t find him. Kane sees a wheelchair on the other side of the truck and he sees a wheelchair with someone sitting in it. We then see something fall from a truck and crush the person in the wheelchair.
Kane runs over to check on Paul, but Kane sees that it was only a dummy. Kane snarls until he sees Edge with Paul Bearer in another wheelchair. Paul screams for Kane to help him and the coyote follows after Edge as we go to commercial.
Kofi Kingston versus Jack Swagger in a Number One Contender Match
They lock up and Swagger with a front face lock and then he forces Kofi into the ropes. Swagger backs away from Kofi and then Swagger backs into the ropes and the referee forces Kofi to back up. They lock up again and Swagger takes Kofi down while maintaining the collar and elbow tie up. Kofi with a monkey flip to Swagger and then they face off in the center of the ring again.
They lock up again and Swagger with a waist lock and Kofi blocks a take down. Kofi with a standing switch and Swagger grabs the ankle but Kofi moves out of the way. Kofi tries for Trouble in Paradise but Swagger avoids it. Swagger with a kick and forearms. Swagger with knees and then he sends him to the mat. Swagger wit a knee across the chest and then he tries to pull Kofi out of the corner. Kofi with kicks to Swagger and a drop kick but Swagger kicks out at two. Kofi with a forearm and Swagger pushes him away.
Swagger sends Kofi through the ropes but Kofi lands on the apron. Kofi with a few kicks from the apron and then he goes up top. Swagger climbs the turnbuckles and hits a suplex to take Kofi down and he gets a near fall. Kofi goes to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Swagger with a leg drop and near fall as he continues to maintain control of the match. Swagger with a chin lock and arm bar but Kofi with punches as he gets to his feet. Swagger dives at the knee and connects. Swagger dives at the knee one more time and he gets a near fall. Swagger sends Kofi into the turnbuckles. Kofi with a kick but Swagger with a forearm and he chokes Kofi in the ropes. Swagger gets a near fall on Kofi. Swagger with an arm bar but Kofi with punches. Swagger with an abdominal stretch on Kofi but Kofi does not quit. Swagger with a front face lock and he rolls through the ring and then he chokes Kofi in the ropes.
Swagger goes for the ankle but Kofi kicks him away. Swagger gets back to the ring but Kofi propels himself using the ropes to kick Swagger. Swagger tries to send Kofi into the ring steps but Kofi leaps over the steps and Swagger goes into the steps. Kofi uses the steps to propel himself for a Superman punch on the floor.
The referee continues his count and they both return to the ring in time. Kofi with forearms but Swagger with kicks to Kofi. Kofi with punches and kicks in the corner and the referee gets in the way and stops Kofi. Swagger charges at Kofi but Kofi with chops and a drop kick. Swagger blocks the Superman punch but Kofi hits the SOS and he can only get a near fall. Kofi kicks Swagger in the chest and then connects with a forearm. Swagger tries for the Doctor Bomb but Kofi blocks it. Kofi escapes but he cannot escape a big boot from Swagger. Swagger can only get a two count. Swagger kicks Kofi towards the corner and he biels Kofi and then tries for the double jump Swagger Bomb but Kofi trips Swagger and that sends Swagger into the turnbuckles.
Kofi leaps into the corner and he punches Swagger but Swagger takes Kofi out of the corner. Kofi is sent into the corner and Swagger anticipates the pendulum kick so he gets his arms up. Kofi drops Swagger across the top rope and then he goes up top and hits a cross body for a two count. Kofi gets ready for Trouble in Paradise but Swagger ducks under. Swagger misses a big boot. Kofi misses another Trouble in Paradise and Swagger tries for the ankle lock but Kofi stays on his feet. Swagger pushes Kofi to the floor. Swagger goes through the ropes and Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise from the floor and then he gets the three count.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
We return to the back where Kane sees Edge in the concourse area pushing Paul Bearer, but Edge decides to ditch Paul and he sends the wheelchair down a flight of stairs. Kane freaks out and goes after Paul only to realize that it was another dummy. Kane hears the bellowing of Paul Bearer and Edge pushes him away. We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Chris Masters versus ‘Dashing’ Cody Rhodes
Cody is the aggressor after the bell rings and he connects with a series of punches. Masters sends Cody into the turnbuckles and Cody flinches when Masters tries to punch him. Rhodes goes to the apron and Masters applies the Master Lock but he has to release the hold to avoid a disqualification. Rhodes drops the back of Masters’ neck across the top rope. Cody with a punch and then he connects with knees as he sends Masters into the ropes and then he hits a side Russian leg sweep. Rhodes with kicks to Masters and then he puts Masters in a chin lock with the arm in a hammer lock. Cody takes Masters to the mat and puts him in an arm bar and key lock.
Masters sends Rhodes to the mat and then he hits a Samoan drop. Masters with a chop and clothesline. Masters with a back body drop to Rhodes and then he chops Rhodes another time. Masters with an Irish whip but Rhodes floats over and then he hits the Beautiful Disaster. Cody hits CrossRhodes for the three count.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
We go to commercial.
We are back with an Edge kidnapping Paul Bearer and Kane’s futile search for Paul video package.
Match Number Four: Rosa Mendes versus Layla with Michelle McCool
Layla mocks Rosa after the bell rings but Rosa kicks Layla and throws her to the mat by the hair. Layla with a back kick and clothesline and she gets a near fall. Layla with a forearm but Rosa with slaps. Michelle gets on the apron and that distraction allows Layla to kick Rosa. Rosa is able to send Layla into Michelle and that knocks Michelle off the apron. Rosa gets a two count with a rollup. Layla with the Lay Out for the three count.
After the match, Michelle and Layla continue to attack Rosa, but Rosa’s Thanksgiving buddy, Hornswoggle comes into the ring to protect his personal chef. Layla kicks Hornswoggle and then Michelle and Layla get on their knees for a fair fight.
Beth Phoenix’s music plays and this week Michelle and Layla realize she is coming to the ring. They make the mistake of confronting her on the ramp and Beth takes care of both of them. Beth sends Layla into the ringside barrier and then she sends Michelle into the ring. Beth backs Michelle over Hornswoggle and Michelle falls to the floor. Layla tries to attack Beth from behind and that doesn’t work too well.
The Swagger Soaring Eagle makes its way to the ring and he wants a part of Hornswoggle. Hornswoggle shakes the ropes like he was a warrior but he runs into a big boot. The Eagle does a celebratory dance but Beth hits the Glam Slam on the Eagle and Hornswoggle goes up top for the frog splash.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Did You Know where people who bought Wrestlemania tickets were from?
It is time for the Raw Rebound.
It is time for Michael Cole to make his statement that he cannot believe the attention that his actions on Monday received. Cole says that he hopes to talk to Jerry Lawler over the weekend and he will give his side of the story on Monday Night Raw.
Match Number Five: Kane versus Edge in a Who Gets to Choose the Stipulation for their match at TLC Match
The bell rings and Edge goes to the floor and Kane follows. Edge returns to the ring and hits a baseball slide to Kane. Edge comes off the apron but Kane catches him and he sends Edge into the apron. Kane slams Edge’s head into the apron and then he punches Edge. Kane with punches and elbows when they return to the ring. Kane punches Edge but Edge punches back. Kane sends Edge into the corner but he runs into an elbow. Kane misses a boot in the corner and Edge goes after the hamstring.
Kane rolls to the floor and Edge follows after him but Edge runs into an uppercut. Kane returns Edge into the ring and he gets a near fall. Kane hits a drop kick on Edge and gets another near fall. Kane with a series of elbow drops to Edge. Kane chokes Edge in the ropes and then snap mares Edge and puts him in a chin lock with an arm bar. Edge with punches but they have no effect. Kane with a knee and then he Irish whips Edge. Edge holds on to the ropes and Edge with an elbow and then Kane charges at Edge but Edge drops down and Kane goes over the top rope to the floor. Kane gets back on the apron but Edge with a spear that sends Kane back to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Edge goes up top but Kane crotches Edge. Kane tries for a superplex but Edge punches Kane and head butts him off the turnbuckles. Edge comes off the top turnbuckle but Kane with an uppercut and Kane gets a near fall. Kane punches Edge in the head and returns to the chin lock and arm bar. Edge punches Kane and hits a running forearm. Kane sends Edge over the top rope to the floor and Kane follows. Kane is sent into the ring steps and then he uses the steps to propel him onto Kane with a flying clothesline. Kane grabs Edge on the apron but Kane is dropped on the top rope.
Edge hits a flying forearm from the top turnbuckle and gets a near fall. Edge hits a swinging neck breaker on Kane but he can only get a two count. Edge hits Edge-o-Matic and gets another near fall. Kane with a side slam to Edge and he gets a near fall. Kane goes up top for the flying clothesline and he hits it. Kane signals for the choke slam and he grabs Edge. Edge escapes the hold and hits the Implant DDT but he can only get a two count.
Edge pulls at his hair and he sets for the spear. Edge charges but Kane hits a clothesline on Edge. Kane signals for the choke slam again but Paul Bearer appears on the TitanTron and that turns Kane’s attention from the match to his daddy. Paul says that he can’t take it anymore. Kane leaves the ring and goes up the ramp. Kane thinks about the referee’s count while weighing his father’s well being. Kane gets back into the ring in time but he runs into a spear and Edge gets the three count.
After the match, Edge goes to the stage and he says that it is time to pick the stipulation for their match at TLC. Edge says that he chooses his specialty: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs.
Edge says that since he got what he wanted, he will bring Paul Bearer out for Kane. Edge pulls out a wheelchair but Paul’s back is to us. Kane goes up to the chair and he sees that it isn’t Paul Bearer in the chair. Kane with a boot to his fake daddy and then he punches the impostor. We see Paul on the TitanTron again and he says that he is on the ramp and he can’t take this any more. Kane walks through the back and he sees Paul on the back of a truck. Edge drives away while Kane tries to get onto the truck.
2011 - Skip Sheffield, now known as Ryback, returned to action after being out for over a year with a broken ankle. Cohen Morrison filed the following results from a WWE event in Sunrise, FL:Santino Marella Def. Drew McIntyre with The Cobra.
Mason Ryan Def. Jack Swagger with the Masonlock.
John Cena Def. The Miz in a Street Fight after Cena finished Miz off with the Attitude Adjustment.
Beth Phoenix Def. Eve Torres to retain the Divas Title.
Dolph Ziggler Def. the returning Evan Bourne to retain the US Title.
Main Event: CM Punk Def. Alberto Del Rio to retain the WWE Title.
2011 - Ring of Honor ran Spartanburg, SC. Devin Cox filed the following results:
*They held a ten bell salute in honor of Bison Smith.
*Estimated attendance is a few hundred.
*Mike Bennett defeated Adam Cole in a good match.
*The Bravado Brothers defeated Los Bendidos, who are Team 3D students from Florida. Pretty decent.
*ROH TV champion Jay Lethal defeated TJ Perkins in an excellent match. They shook hands after.
*The Young Bucks defeated The All Night Express with More Bang For Your Buck Another excellent match.
*The Briscoes defeated Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander.
*ROH Tag Team champions Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin defeated Michael Elgin & Roderick Strong.
*Jay Lethal won a long Honor Rumble to earn a future ROH title match.
2011 - Combat Zone Wrestling presented their "Indy Summit", bringing over a number of talents from international promotions. Mike Johnson filed the following live report:Welcome to PWInsider.com's live, ongoing coverage of this afternoon's CZW Indy Summit.
DDT's Danshoku Dieno vs. CZW's DJ Hyde
Dieno kissed a number of fans at ringside on his way to the ring. Hyde worked him over and tossed him out of the ring. Dieno was beaten around the ring. With each shot, Dieno fell over the rail, trying to kiss a ringsider. He eventually found his way to ring announcer Larry Legend, who was kissed several times. Hyde brought him back into the ring and nailed a running clothesline in the corner.
Hyde slammed Dieno, who made a comeback. He drilled Hyde with an Uranage and squatted over him. He went to the top but Hyde shook the ropes. Dieno lost his balance and crotched himself, falling to the apron. Hyde kicked him off to the floor and beat him around the ringside area. Hyde slammed him hard on the floor.
Dieno made a comeback, kicking Hyde. He went to charge and kiss him but Hyde ducked and the referee was forced to pucker up. Hyde nailed a lariat for a two count. As he argued, Dieno kissed him. He stuffed Hyde's head into his tights and nailed a piledriver for the pin.
Your winner, Danshoku Dieno!
Lots of comedy and some decent brawling.
FREEDOM's Kamui & CZW champ Devon Moore vs. Philly's Most Wanted.
Kamui and Joker started out and went back and forth with some great stuff. Moore and Jeez tagged in and they went back and forth with Jeez getting the better of the early exchanges. Kamui tagged in and they nailed Jeez with a double suplex. Kamui followed up with a stiff knee to the head for a two count.
Jeez made a comeback and tagged into Joker. They continued tagging in and out, working over Kamui. Jeez nailed a stiff looking slingshot splash. They continued working over the Kamui, who finally mounted a comeback and tagged in Moore. Moore unloaded on Jeez, who came back with a back suplex with a bridge for a two count. Moore backdropped Jeez to the apron and knocked him to the floor. He set up for a dive but Joker grabbed him for a back suplex. He went for another move but Moore cut him off and drilled him.
Kamui tagged in but missed a charge in the corner. Joker nailed Moore with a lariat. Kamui slammed Moore and did a Sabu double jump springboard moonsault, pointing in honor of the former ECW champion. He nailed a running Death Valley Driver on Jeez, who was on the chair. Jeez rolled out of the ring.
Kamui went for another DVD on Joker, who fought him off with elbows. Joker nailed an awesome overhead belly to belly suplex. He whipped Kamui into the corner. Kamui went up and over but was caught with a dropkick. Jeez drilled him with a pair of running knee strikes in the corner and Joker followed up with a running clothesline. They nailed the big swing into a dropkick on Kamui for the pin.
Your winners, Philly's Most Wanted!
Really good tag match. There was a ton of great wrestling on the mat and reversals early. All four of these guys are really, really underrated right now.
CZW Junior Heavyweight champion Sami Callihan vs. Big Japan's Yoshihito Sasaki
This is Callihan's first title defense after winning the belt from Adam Cole last month at Night of Infamy.
They got right into each other's faces jockeying for position. Callihan forced Sasaki into the corner and chopped him hard. Sasaki fought back but was tagged again. He started to return the chops and they were soon turning their chests beat red. It was damn stiff.
Callihan began kicking away at Sasaki but was caught with an elbow as he rebounded off the ropes. Unfazed, he drilled Sasaki with a kick to the face, sending him to the floor. They battled on the apron. where Sasaki was clotheslined back down. Callihan went for a springboard clothesline but slipped and was drilled by Sasaki coming down.
Sasaki worked over Sami, snapping him over with a suplex. Sasaki locked in a single leg crab, kicking Sami with the other leg. He started to fire back but was beaten with chop after chop. Sasaki killed him with a lariat for a two count. He nailed Sami with a sitdown slam out of a Fireman's Carry for a two count.
Sasaki whipped Callihan hard chest-first into the buckles. He whipped him into another corner but Callihan sidestepped it and nailed Sasaki with a clothesline and a boot scrape in the corner. He charged Sasaki but was speared for a two count. He placed Callihan in the corner and they battled. Callihan slipped out and nailed a sitdown powerbomb off the ropes that looked nasty for a two count.
Sasaki drilled Callihan with a big death valley driver for a two count. Callihan came back with a series of kicks and locked Sasaki in his finisher, the Stretch Muffler and Sasaki finally tapped out.
Your winner and still CZW Junior Heavyweight champion Sami Callihan!
Really good stiff brawl.
Kaentai Dojo's Kengo Mashimo & Freedom's Takashi Sasaki vs. CZW's Drake Younger & CZW Ultraviolent Underground champion Masada.
Sasaki and Younger started out back and forth on the mat. Younger rebounded off the ropes but was nailed with a leaping leg lariat. Sasaki began drilling him with elbows but Younger sidestepped a charge and sent him through the ropes to the floor. Younger hit a flip off the apron to the floor.
Mashino and Masada entered and began slapping and chopping each other. He sent Masada to the floor and dared him to return. Younger and Sasaki brawled on the floor. Mashimo rebounded off the ropes for a dive but Younger tripped him and pulled him out of the ring. Masada hit a flip dive out of the ring to the floor on all three.
Back in the ring, Masada drilled Mashimo with a running knee to the gut and a powerbomb. He tagged in Younger, who worked Mashimo over with kicks in the corner. Mashimo finally made the tag to Sasaki, who drilled Younger with several right hands and locked in a chinlock. He continued kicking at Younger and whipped him into the corner, nailing a running back elbow.
Mashimo tagged back in and raked Younger's eyes with his wrist tape, then peppered him with punches in the corner. He began nailing Younger with a series of kicks to the chest but Younger caught him and nailed an exploder suplex. The crowd clapped for him to make the hot tag and he did, bringing Masada back in. Masada went for a tiltowhirl move but Mashimo slipped out, landed on his feet and nailed a series of kicks. Masada came back with a big kick but was caught with a back suplex.
Sasaki tagged in but had an Irish whip reversed. He hit the corner and came out with a tornado DDT, then drilled Masada with a kick to the face. He went for a lariat but Younger grabbed him and held him for a Masada kick. Younger hit a back suplex for a two count. Team CZW hit a series of double team moves and nailed a superplex, powerbomb combination for a two count.
Younger nailed a lariat in the corner. Sasaki ducked another and nailed a neckbreaker. The crowd rallied him and he was able to tag out to Mashimo. Mashimo grabbed an attempted kick and rolled it into a cross armbreaker. Masada hit the ring to break it up. Sasaki jumped him and drilled Masada with a stiff kick to the head. They brawled to the floor.
Mashimo caught Younger in an armbar submission and Younger tapped. The finish seemed to come out of nowhere.
Your winners, Kaentai Dojo's Kengo Mashimo & Freedom's Takashi Sasaki!
Decent tag match with some nice action. Team CZW offered their hands afterward, but the Japanese were wary of taking them. They finally agreed but were attacked as they were shaking. They brawled and ran CZW out of the ring. Masada and Younger grabbed chairs and ran them back out of the ring. Some of the crowd chanted "USA."
Younger said that this wasn't going to go down on his first night back. He promised to kick the crap out of Rory Mondo tonight and said he would get them back, whether it was here or in Japan. Sasaki took the mic and told them to speak in Japanese.
Dick Togo vs. Kudo vs. DDT's Triangle Ribbon champion Masa Takanashi
This is Togo's final appearance in the ECW Arena, so he got a huge reaction and streamers. All three went into a crazy back and forth series of reversals before facing off. Great stuff. Togo and Kudo started teaming on Takanashi. Takanashi came back to nail a kick to Togo and flipped around Kudo, using an armdrag takedown to send him to the floor.
Takanashi and Togo went back and forth. Togo killed him with a clothesline and worked him over in the corner with punches. Kudo tried to sneak up but was caught with a bodypress by Togo. On the floor, Togo held Takanahashi for a Kudo dive only Kudo wiped them both out with a tope.
Back in the ring, Kudo drilled Takanahashi in the back with a kick and locked in a body scissors. Togo kicked him and scissored Kudo's head so it was a three man submission. When Kudo and Takanahashi broke free, they agreed to team on Togo and starting stomping him. The crowd hated that. They drilled Togo with a double chop as he rebounded off the ropes.
They whipped Togo into the corner but Takanashi turned on Kudo and catapulted him into the woozy Togo in the corner. He rolled up Kudo for a two count but Togo broke it up. Kudo and Takanashi brawled on the outside, exchanging kicks and fists. Back in the ring, Toho and Kudo beat down Takanashi with knees and stiff elbows.
They worked over Takanashi with double chops. He begged off and asked for mercy. Kudo kicked him in the head and Togo covered him for a two count. Takahashi sent Kudo into Togo but missed a clothesline. Togo went for a back suplex but Kudo sunset flipped him for a two count. Takahashi rolled him up for a two count and went for a kick. Kudo blocked it but his own kick was turned into a Dragon Screw legwhip. Kudo locked on a figure four and Togo came off with a senton on Takahashi.
Togo and Kudo battled back and forth. Togo missed a charge in the corner. Kudo came off the ropes with a double knee strike for a two count. Togo battled back and locked in a Crippler Crossface. Kudo reversed it into a rollup for a two count. Takahashi recovered and dropkicked Kudo from behind to break up a submission attempt. All three hit big moves and were out as the audience clapped for them to rally. The referee nearly counted them down but they began to stir just in time,
Takahashi nailed a leaping kick on Kudo and nailed a Code Red flip sitdown powerbomb on Togo for a two count. Kudo went to the top but was cut off by Takahashi. He went for a superplex but Kudo fought free and nailed several knees to the face, knocking him back and hanging off the ropes. Kudo nailed a double knee to the chest while Takahashi was hanging and scored the pin.
Your winner, Kudo!
After the match, Kudo's arm was raised by Dick Togo. The crowd clapped for Togo and chanted his name and he circled the ring, waving goodbye.
Shattered Dreams Match (Glass is Legal): Big Japan Wrestling's Jaki Numazaewa & Freedom's Jun Kasai vs. Big Japan's Ryuji Ito & CZW's Danny Havoc.
There was a big "Crazy Monkey" chant for Kasai. There are four panes of glass in the corners, propped against the turnbuckles.
Kasai and Jaki attacked Ito and Havoc immediately. Ito and Kasai tried to throw each other into a pane of glass in the corner. Kasai was chased outside and when Ito tried to follow him back in the ring, he was nailed with a dropkick,. They battled to the outside. In the ring, Jaki nailed Havoc with a rana. They exchanged disgustingly sick stiff headbutts. Jaki whipped Havoc into the glass and it exploded.
Ito hit the ring and tried to whip Jaki into the glass but Kasai stopped it. They whipped Ito into the glass, then dragged Havoc across the remnants across the mat. Jaki continued working over Havoc, biting his forehead and beating him with punches. Kasai tagged in and slammed him on the mat, then nailed a senton splash for a two count.
Jaki and Kasai tagged in and out, working over Havoc with kicks. Jaki drilled Havoc with a standing DDT for a two count. Kasai grabbed a can of soda from a fan and beat Havoc with it, then DDT'd him on the can, crushing. The fans chanted, "Pepsi." Kasai ran Havoc into Jaki's boots. They continued tagging in and out, working over Havoc.
Kasai snapped Havoc with a dropkick for a two count. Havoc stopped himself from being whipped into a glass pane and fought back with a series of kicks. He tried to go for a back suplex into the pane of glass but Kasai fought back. Havoc threw a chair in his face and went to the top. He grabbed the pane of glass and came off the top, driving it with his knee into Kasai. That was insane.
Ito tagged in and did the Tarantula to Jaki. He nailed a spinkick, sending Jaki to the outside. Ito dropped a big legdrop on Kasai for a two count. He went for a moonsault but Kasai moved. Kasai sent him into the ropes, then snake-eyed him on the turnbuckles. He tagged in Jaki, who nailed a running clothesline in the corner, then used a bulldog and shining wizard. Ito came back with a missile dropkick off the top and tagged Havoc in.
Havoc snapmared Jaki and kicked him in the back of the head, then hit a slingshot spinning splash for a two count. He grabbed Jaki for a Dragon suplex but was fought off. He finally nailed an inverted exploder for a two count. Ito tagged in but Jaki took control and hit a running Death Valley Driver through a pane of glass set up in the corner.
Ito and Jaki continued to battle. Jaki nailed a Jay-Driller for a two count but Havoc broke it up. Kasai grabbed glass and gigged himself, then went to the top for a flying headbutt, scoring a two count when Havoc broke it up. He dispatched Havoc. Ito was double suplexed onto an open chair for a two count. Jaki nailed a sit down Michinoku Driver for a two count.
Havoc returned with a series of kicks and a suplex. Jaki got right back up screaming but was suplexed again. Ito kicked him in the head but Kasai broke up the pin. Ito nailed a bridging back suplex for a two count. Ito slammed Jaki and nailed a frog splash for the pin.
Your winners, Ryuji Ito and Danny Havoc!
2011 - CZW presented the 13th Annual Cage of Death event in Philadelphia, PA, the final event held in the former ECW Arena, which had housed the flagshp event for Combat Zone Wrestling since 2001. Mike Johnson filed the following live report:
Welcome to PWInsider.com's live, ongoing coverage of CZW Cage of Death 13
from Philadelphia, PA!
Larry Legend came out and welcomed everyone to COD, running down the main events of the card. Maven Bentley came out and said that in CZW, they try to give the best of every style but there are several men here who are truly the best at what they do. He introduced a group of Marines who were in the house to collect donations for Toys for Tots.
CZW Wired champion Jake Crist vs. Dave Crist.
They started out hot with a lot of fast action. Jake hit a crazy tope through the ropes. Dave came back with a big twisting dive over the top to the floor. Jake tried to leap off the ropes but was kneed in the air. Dave charged him but Jake moved. Dave went for a monkey flip but Jake turned it around and landed on his feet. Dave nailed him with an elbow. Jake drilled him with several superkicks and a back suplex for a two count. He grabbed an armbar submission but Dave fought it off. Dave landed a cutter but was too tired to follow up. He finally covered Jake, but only scored a two count.
Dave went to the top rope but was cut off. Jake nailed a superplex, then pulled him back up for another suplex. Jake followed up with a shining wizard for a two count. Dave came back with a springboard into an awesome looking DDT for a two count. He followed up with a bulldog like move, flying through the ropes and clotheslining his brother on the ropes throat-first.
They battled on the top rope until Jake Crist drilled his brother with a Canadian flip piledriver off the top for the pin. THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY SICK!
Your winner and still champion, Jake Crist!
Jake offered his brother his hand, but was slapped instead. Crist chased Dave back to the locker room.
Awesome, balls to the wall sick action with a ton of high spots and stiff action.
Best of Three Tables: BLK-OUT (Ruckus & Alex Colon & Chrissy Rivera with Robbie Mireno) vs. The Runaways (Joe Gacy & Ryan Slater & Kimber Lee)
The girls started catfighting immediately but were broken up by the teams, who then started brawling. Colon and Slater went back and forth in the ring with hiptosses and armdrags as Slater and Ruckus brawled on the floor. Colon dove out on Gacy while Slater his a dive on Ruckus. The girls started slugging it out and went back and forth until Rivera speared Lee. Ruckus nailed the Razzle Dazzle on her followed by Colon kicking her. Rivera nailed a Facewash on Lee.
Lee cut her off with a shot and went to the top. Rivera joined her battling as the teams brawled on the floor. Rivera superplexed Lee off the top onto everyone and the building went nuts. As everyone recovered, Ruckus set up a table in the corner but was attacked by Gacy. Ruckus went for a handspring elbow off the ropes but was caught and nailed.
Gacy grabbed Rivera by the hair and tried to throw her into the table. She ran up the table, slid down and low blowed him. She then hit a tornado DDT off the table. Lee attacked her and started choking her. The Runaways started triple teamed her and powerbombed Rivera through a table.
It's 1-0 in Falls for the Runaways.
River was carried out.
The Runaways tried to triple team Colon but he was able to maneuver Lee and Gacy into the corner and wiped them out. He drilled Lee with a running foot. Colon was grabbed and suplexed off the corner by Slater, who was now hanging off the ropes. Ruckus hit a Van Terminator on Slater while he was hanging. Gacy attacked Ruckus and they battled on the top rope. Ruckus tried to superplex him out of the ring onto a table on the floor but was unable to do so. Colon came out of anywhere with a flying leg lariat and wiped out Gacy, sending him to the floor through a different table.
It's now tied.
Gacy was out on the floor.
Lee nailed a top rope rana on Colon. Lee and Slater laid him out with flying moves. They set up a table on the floor. Lee and Slater tried to double suplex Ruckus out of the ring but Colon attacked Slater and they battled back and forth. Left alone, Lee was no match for Ruckus and was hit with a suplex into an inverted sit-down bomb through a table on the floor.
Your winners, BLK OUT!
This was absolutely mind blowing, just in terms of the crazy male vs. female violence and some really creative spots and brutal looking table spots. This needed to be a war because of the feud and it was. Great stuff.
Six Man Scramble: Alex Payne vs. Drew Gulak vs. tHURTeen vs. Ryan McBride vs. Derek Frazier vs. Dustin Rayz to determine number one contender to CZW title.
McBride and Rayz started out. McBride grabbed a side headlock but was sent into the ropes. Rayz was dropkicked out of the ring. Payne nailed a springboard dropkick in on McBride. He shoved him into the ropes and rebounded landing with all his weight on him. Payne followed up with several headbutts and whipped McBride into the corner, drilling him with a running knee. Frazier blind tagged in and unloaded with chops on Payne.
Thurteen tagged in and we had a flurry of people tagging in and out doing crazy moves. Rayz hit a moonsault on McBride. Payne hit the ring and worked over McBride, stomping him and nailing a running kick. He peppered him with forearms and suplexed him over. Frazier attacked Payne and dispatched him, then stood over McBride with one foot. Thurteen, Payne and Rayz all tried to dropkick him but he ducked, so they all nailed him with three at the same time.
They continued with a lot of fast spots. Rayz set up McBride on the ropes and nailed him. Payne powerslammed him off the ropes. Payne hit dive to the floor. Rayz nailed a moonsault off the top to the floor and wiped everyone but Gulak, who remained in his corner the entire match. A ton of officials ran out to check on him and he was eventually stretchered out.
Inside the ring, the match continued with the others all battling back and forth and doing some unique three way submissions. Frazier nailed Thurteen and got into it with referee Dru Blood, who he's had issues with, so Blood attacked him and threw him out of the ring. Blood hit a tope to the outside and then nailed Frazier with a chair. They kept brawling and that brought out a ton of officials to break them up.
In the chaos, Gulak covered Thurteen and pinned him, becoming the new number one contender for the CZW title.
As officials held Blood and Frazier apart, CZW owner DJ Hyde came out. He told Blood he is not a wrestler anymore and questioned him. He asked Blood if he wanted a match and then asked Frazier if he wanted to see it. He asked the fans if they wanted to see it. Hyde instead told Blood he was fired and told security to throw him out. Frazier and McBride started brawling. Hyde told him that if they wanted to fight, they can do it in January and to get out the building. Hyde heard the fans chanting at him and told them that they probably want to see John Zandig, the former owner back. The place popped. He said too bad they'd never see him again, since he's retired. Foreshadowing perhaps?
Drake Younger vs. Rory Mondo
There are weapons in the ring and a barbed wire board. Younger immediately drilled Mondo with a punch, then pressed and threw him out of the ring through the barbed wire board which on a table on the floor. The place went nuts for that. He drilled Mondo with a sick chair shot, then a barbed wire board to the gut. He nailed a Russian Legsweep with the board and then drilled it into Mondo's head before stomping it into his head.
Mondo was busted open. Young spilled Tekkens on the mat and nailed a delayed vertical suplex on them. The crowd chanted, "Stick it in his head." Younger slammed Mondo on them, then slammed a chair onto them. Younger beat the piss out of him with a water jug that was attached to a stick. Younger went to nail him with a trash can but Mondo kicked him in the gut and nailed him twice with it. He put the tekken in Younger's head and drilled him with the can again.
Younger made a comeback and nailed a powerbomb off the top onto the trash can, which was turned upside down. The can did NOT budge one bit. It was one of the sickest spots I've ever seen. Younger pulled the tekken out of his own head. He grabbed a box and dumped an entire box full of broken glass onto the mat. He pressed and dropped Mondo onto it and then pulled him across it in circles.
Younger filled Mondo's mouth with glass and punched him in the face. He then threw a chair at Mondo. He swung the chair again, but Mondo ducked and hit himself, laying himself out. Mondo worked over Younger and placed him on a chair. He nailed a double stomp off the chair for a two count.
Mondo set up a barbed wire board upside down so the barbed wire was facing Younger, over two chairs and double stomped it into Younger. Younger kicked out and was psyched up by the move, eating glass and spitting it out. He nailed Mondo with a pair of powerbombs on the glass, but Mondo kicked out.
Younger went for the Vertebreaker and nailed it on the glass, covering Mondo. He pulled him up at one. He set up a chair and hit a back superplex through the chair for the pin.
Your winner, Drake Younger!
That was a sick, insane, holy hell beatdown. There were a hell of insane spots and crazy bumps that made you cringe and shake your head from the insanity.
Kamui & Yoshiko Sasaki & Masa Takanashi & Jun Kasai & Jaki Numazaewa vs. Danshoku Dieno & Kudo & Kengo Mashimo & Takashi Sasaki & Ryuji Ito
Dieno kissed Larry Legend again. This was after he chased a guy who was in his underwear and tied up from the back and around ringside. Different strokes rule the world, folks. They all brawled at the bell. Instant chaos. Diego molested Kamui as he worked him over early.
Kamui came back with several dropkicks. Mashimo tagged in and Yoshino followed in and began kicking each other back and forth. Takanashi tagged in and worked over Yoshiko. Kudo tagged in and nailed a slingshot double knees bomb attack on him for a two count. Dieno tagged in and nailed a crotch to the face on Takanashi. He went to the top and pulled down his pants so his partners could run their opponent into his bare crotch. This led to a comedy spot where Jaki used a broom to attack and it instead was embedded in his rear end. This is what I write about for a living folks. Dieno had trouble pulling it out so when Jaki did, there was brown at the tip. Oh boy. Dieno remained hanging atop the corner for a LONG time.
The battle kicked off with some crazy stiff back and forth action. Kamui was powerbombed by Takashi but came back with a rolling kick and a senton. Everyone hit the ring to break it up and brawled all over the arena. Kamui tried to pulled down Dieno's pants and ended up shoved into the crack.
Everyone started working on Kamui. Ito hit a frog splash but everyone hit the ring to break it up. Takashi hit a Falcon's Arrow for the pin.
Your winners, Danshoku Dieno & Kudo & Kengo Mashimo & Takashi Sasaki & Ryuji Ito!
Quite the spectacle.
Homicide & Eddie Kingston vs. Philly's Most Wanted
They started brawling during the ring introductions. Joker and Homicide brawled stiffly on the floor. Kingston was nailed with a senton dive over the top to the floor. Jeez almost came up short. That was scary. Most Wanted worked over Homicide with double team moves. Kingston returned and catapulted Joker into a Homicide lariat. Joker landed on Kingston's knees and Homicide nailed a senton back splash.
Kingston leapt to the outside with a double clothesline on Most Wanted. Back in the ring, Homicide and Jeez went back and forth. Homicide nailed the Three Amigos. Joker broke it up so he ate it too. Kingston lariated Jeez. Homicide and Kingston nailed synchronized lariats and boots in the corner on Most Wanted.
As the match settled into a more traditional battle, Most Wanted doubled on Homicide. Homicide went back and forth with chops. Jeez took control with a double slap to the ears and chops to the face. They locked up and Homicide was forced into Most Wanted's corner. They worked him over so Kingston charged and they all started brawling. Kingston was thrown out of the ring and grabbed a chair but the referee took it. Meanwhile, they continued the beating on Homicide in Most Wanted's corner.
The crowd rallied Homicide, who tried to go for the Gringo Killer. Joker fought him off but was caught with a tornado DDT. Homicide was caught with a tiltowhirl backbreaker. Kingston lost it and tried to hit the ring but was held back, allowing more diabolic double teaming.
Jeez locked in a rear chinlock. Joker tagged in and nailed a back suplex. He continued beating on Homicide, who cursed and dared him to keep coming. Homicide caught him with a small package but Joker kicked out. Most Wanted continued working over Homicide. The crowd was getting restless since it was building slowly after al the craziness. Homicide nailed an exploder on Joker who rolled over and tagged out to Jeez. Homicide backdropped him and tagged Kingston.
Kingston went nuts with offense, beating the piss out of Most Wanted with suplexes and stiff punches. Homicide nailed a tope con hilo to the floor on Most Wanted. Kingston chopped the hell out of Joker in the corner, Kenta Kobashi style. Homicide whipped Jeez into the railing. Kingston slammed Joker and nailed the back fist. Joker fired back with strikes of his own. He drilled Kingston in the corner and nailed a sick suplex. Kington popped up and nailed a back drop driver. Joker returned with a suplex of his own. Kingston nailed a sick KO punch and tagged Homicide who nailed a sit down powerbomb for a two count.
Jeez returned to the fray, working over Homicide and locked in an STF in the center. Most Wanted worked over Homicide. Jeez held him while Joker came off with a big elbow. Kingston broke up the pinfall and slammed Jeez. He chopped away at Joker hard. They exchanged stiff forearms. They began headbutting each other. Jeez tripped Kingston and Joker nailed him with a kick.
Homicide and Joker went back and forth. Joker nailed Homicide but was caught with a crazy suplex throw. Jeez was nailed with a series of strikes but drilled Kingston with a big DDT for a two count. Jeez came off with a double stomp and covered Kingston but Maven Bentley pulled the referee out of the ring and told Jeez "F*** you." Jeez throttled him and went back to the double stomp but missed. Kingston laid him out. Bentley told Kingston to kill Jeez but instead Kingston laid him out.
Homicide looked confused but finally agreed with Kingston and laid out the referee as well. They turned their attention back to Most Wanted. Kingston tossed a few chairs in the ring. They rang the bell and declared it a no content. They kept brawling as a ton of security hit the ring to break it up. Jeez started killing people with chairs. All four beat the hell out of the security. The ring announcer tried again to announce it was over but Kingston took the mic and demanded Most Wanted return to the ring. They finally returned and started brawling again.
One lone security guy tried to stop them to no avail. Most Wanted split, so Homicide and Kingston decided to take their anger out of him, dropping him with a Gringo Killer on the mi and beating the piss out of him with chairs. A fan was giving Kingston static so he hopped the rails and went after him, getting in his face.
A really good brawl.CZW Junior Heavyweight champion Sami Callihan vs. AR Fox.
Callihan charged out of his corner with a big stiff boot to the face. He worked over Fox and whipped him hard into turnbuckles. Fox fired back with a chop but Callihan nailed him and ran him into the corner. Sami missed a charge and was hit with a leaping forearm. Fox placed him on the buckles and after a back and forth, kicked him back into the ring.
Fox went for a moonsault so Sami rolled out of the ring. Fox dove over the ropes with a big dive to the floor, wiping out Sami. Fox went for a move off the apron but Sami kicked him in the legs. He chopped Fox on the floor and tossed him back into the ring. Fox was drilled with several forearms. He fired back with his own. They battled back and forth, with Sami drilling Fox down to the mat with a shot. Sami covered him for a two count.
Sami nailed him with a death valley driver and slung himself off the ropes for a splash, covering Fox for a two count. Fox and Sami battled back and forth. Callihan went for a kick but Fox grabbed his leg and suplexed him for a two count. He nailed a slingshot guillotine legdrop to Sami then charged with a running boot to the face.
Fox came off the top with a flying legdrop while Sami was hanging half out the ring. He brought Callihan in for a two count and locked him in a sleeper. Callihan fought his way out. They battled over a suplex but neither man could get it. They went back and forth reversing moves but Fox finally nailed a suplex variation, twisting as he dropped him. Fox scored a two count.
Callihan missed a charge and was kicked from behind. Fox went for a springboard move but was kicked in the face. Sami threw him over the top but Fox landed on the apron. Sami set him up on the top rope and clotheslines him to the floor, then hit a dive into a forearm smash.
Callihan flipped Fox over the rail into the front row. He charged to dive but was kicked in the face. Fox went to dive off the rail but was caught and suplexed into the corner of the apron, landing rudely on the floor.
Callihan went for a dive but Fox jumped into a kick, taking him out. Callihan drilled him with several punches but was nailed and hit with a cutter while he was half-through the ropes. He went back to the floor, where Fox nailed the craziest dive over the top I've seen since RVD in his prime. He then nailed a running flip dive over the ringpost to the floor.
Fox whipped Sami into the rail. He nailed Sami off the apron and went for a springboard standing 450 but Callihan moved and Fox hit the railing. Sami whipped Fox into the ringpost. Callihan killed Fox with a pair of stiff boots in the ring, then nailed a third. Fox nailed a neckbreaker in a desperation move.
Callihan cut him off on the top and went for a superplex. Fox fought him off and nailed an awesome swanton, then went back up for a Frog Splash. Callihan kicked up at the last second. Fox nailed a running death valley driver for another two count. Fox went to the top for a 450 splash but Callihan got his foot up. Callihan drilled him with a Facewash. The crowd called for another but Fox moved and rolled him up for a two count. Fox drilled him with a big boot to the face and leapt into a superplex throw for another two count.
Fox went for a dive but Sami caught him and went for the Stretch Muffler. Fox fought him off and rolled him up but Sami kicked out. Fox sold that he hurt his knee. Callihan caught him in the Muffler and Fox finally tapped out.
Your winner and still CZW Junior Heavyweight champ, Sami Callihan!
DJ Hyde came out and said that Sami thought he won tonight but it never ends. He announced Tommy Dreamer was coming in to face Sami in Indianapolis and said it would never end.
Callihan said that he comes out here month after month and no matter what the match or the opponent is, he gives everyone his entire body, heart and soul. He said that he and Fox doesn't like each other and the only thing they have in common is that people cheers for them. He said that the fans need to give Fox some props for his performance tonight. He and Fox shook hands. Fox returned to the ring. Sami told them to cut his music and play Fox's.
Absolutely awesome high flying match. They started slow, told a hell of a story and had some amazing back and forth exchanged and dives. Awesome.Ultraviolent Trial Pit of Death Match: Bulldozer Matt Tremont vs. Danny Havo
There is a pit of spikes and a pit of thumbtacks. Havoc was bleeding early from his glass match wound. Tremont tried to force his head into the spikes. Havoc battled back and tried to force Tremont into the thumbtacks. Tremont did the Cactus clothesline.
On the floor, Tremont nailed Havoc with a chair. Havoc battled back with a series of shots. He worked over Tremont with shots, then whipped him into the stairs. Tremont came back with a slam. Back in the ring, Tremont nailed a series of chops in the corner. Havoc came back with a dropkick to the knee and a knee to the face.
Havoc battled Tremont over the spikes and Tremont teased falling into them, then grabbed Havoc and suplexed him on the spikes. OUCH. He ripped Havoc's face into the spike. He slammed Havoc into the thumbtacks with a bunch embedded into his head, then poured some over Havoc's chest. Tremont stomped the chest and then elbowdropped it. He poured tacks in the ring and slammed Havoc on them.
Tremont teased a powerbomb onto the spikes but was backdropped onto them. His boot was totally embedded in them and it took three staffers to help pull his foot out of the spikes. Havoc pulled him to the tacks and DDT'd him into that pit. Tremont, who was now limping, kicked out.
Havoc followed up with a bulldog into the tacks with Tremont landed chest first on the tacks. Havoc went to the top but Tremont tried to stop him. He slammed Havoc off the top onto the tacks and powerbombed Havoc onto them for a two count. This is a damn war of attrition.
Tremont poured all the tacks onto the mat. He nailed a Samoan Drop onto the tacks. Tremont scored a two count and retrieved a chair from under the ring. He set it up in the corner. He placed the board of spikes on the chair. He tried to whip Havoc into the spikes but Havoc stopped short and kicked him in the face. Tacks went flying. Havoc tried whip him into it but it was reversed and he hit the spikes backfirst. Tremont then nailed him with an Avalanche....and then he only got a two count!
He dug Havoc's face into the spikes and hit him with a curb stomp into the tacks. Tremont grapevines the legs and locked in an STF combination. Tremont set up the spikes in the center of the ring. He went to get atop of Havoc who rose to his feet and gave Tremont to Electric Chair onto the spikes. Havoc covered him for a two count. Havoc came off the top with an elbow for another two count.
Havoc grabbed Tremont for a move but Drew Gulak hit the ring and booted Havoc, who fell backward into the spikes. Gulak told Tremont to pin him and end it but Tremont got in his way. Tremont was attacked by Gulak's bodyguard and clotheslined atop of Havok, who was still on the spikes. Gulak, his manager Dewey Donovan and the bodyguard forced the referee to count the fall.
Your winner, Matt Tremont!
This was a hell of a death match with a ton of crazy, evil stunts and spots. I loved it. I didn't care for the Gulak angle at the end, but understood what the company was going for storyline wise with it.
Tremont tried to apologize to Havoc for what happened, but Havoc blew him off and slammed a chair out of frustration. Tremont said that he waited his entire life for Cage of Death and he's sorry that Gulak stuck his nose in where it didn't belong because it was supposed to be him, Havoc and the fans. He said that last January, Gulak mocked his hero (Nick Gage, who wasn't mentioned by name) and his hero wasn't here to defend himself but Matt Tremont is. He challenged Gulak, saying he is calling him out for January. A HELL of a promo.
DJ Hyde vs. Greg Excellent - No Holds Barred, If Hyde wins, Excellent leaves the company. If Excellent wins, he gets three wishes.
They brawled to the floor immediately. Excellent brought him around ringside, where he held the fans with chops. Hyde made a comeback but a woman hit the ring and attacks Hyde with a leaping DDT. Excellent covered her and she broke it up, saying if he won, he wanted one of the wishes. Hyde attacked him and then speared her. Mia Yim hit the ring and attacked Excellent. He laid her out with a suplex.
Hyde worked over Excellent and he hulked up. They played Real American on the speakers and he did the entire routine, including a big boot and legdrop. Hyde kicked up, Mia Yim handed DJ a chair. Greg Excellent's mother, who he laid out a year ago in an angle at COD12, came out and wanted to nail him with the chair. She revealed a Hyde shirt, so he let her. She instead nailed Hyde and hit him with a stone cold stunner.
Hyde kicked out and worked over Excellent. "Youth Gone Wild" played and the place popped like they all came at once. Zandig hopped the rail and hit a discus clothesline on Hyde. Excellent covered DJ and won.
Your winner, Greg Excellent!
Zandig went to the back as Excellent celebrated with his mom.Here's some photos I took from the construction of the Cage of Death - CLICK TO ENLARGE!
THE CAGE OF DEATH
CZW champion Devon Moore vs. CZW Ultraviolent Underground champion Masada vs. Robert Anthony vs. Scotty Vortekz - First Man to Retrieve the CZW title wins.
As you can see from the photos, no ropes barbed wire. Spider web barbed wire wall on one side. Glass partitions on two sides and you have to climb one of four ladders to make it to the belt.
Masada and Scotty brawled as Moore was ripped into the barbed wire by Anthony. Scotty was backdropped into the spider web barbed wire and must have been cut bad as they were immediately trying to stop it. He still nailed Moore with a spin kick. Moore was busted open as well.
Masada was tossed over the barbed wire onto one of the cage partitions and caught his hair in the barbed wire on the way down. Drew tried to climb the ladder but was pulled down by Scotty. They tried to throw each other into one of the glass walls but in the end Scotty used head scissors to send Moore crashing through the glass, which showered the first row.
Masada, who had glass on his tape, began raking Anthony's head with it. Anthony was bleeding by the ear. Anthony was whipped into the barbed wire. Masada forced him into the wire. Scotty recovered and nailed Masada into the wire with an enziguiri. Moore and Scotty speared Masada and Anthony into the wire. Masada's calf was pierced by the wire.
Scotty and Anthony brawled on their knees. Masada grabbed Moore and dug his face into the barbed wire. Masada and Anthony powerbombed their opponents through another glass partition at the same time, with the glass exploding in all directions. The crowd clapped and rallied both of them. They brawled back and forth. Masada had the better of it but Anthony battled back. Masada cut him off with a clothesline.
Masada pulled put skewers and stuck them in Anthony's head. They were all sticking out. Masada then dropkicked him in the head. Masada set up several chairs and attempted to suplex Anthony but he reversed it into a vertebreaker onto the chairs. Anthony and Scotty began to recover as Anthony hit a running death valley driver into the spider web barbed wire.
Moore tried to climb the ladder but was sent off of it to a piece of cage set at a 45 degree angle. Masada and Scotty brawled on a platform and Masada was sent off into the piece of cage. Scotty then hit a senton off of it onto the partition. This is nuts.
Moore and Anthony brawled on the top platform and Moore speared him off into the ring. Scotty recovered and set up a table in the center of the ring. He chopped Anthony, who battled back with uppercuts. Anthony picked him up for a powerbomb and did a running sit-down bomb into a side of the cage that featured a glass center, shattering through and crashing through a table that was set up underneath. Scotty's back was shredded.
Masada returned to the ring and spiked Moore with a skewer, then piledrove him beautifully through the middle of a table. The crowd chanted, "This is awesome." Masada then picked up Moore and powerbombed him through a piece of the table. He started to scale the contraption as fans chanted for him.
Masada started climbing the cage as Moore recovered and climbed another ladder. Moore reached for the belt, which fell into the ring. Moore took a bump into the ring and crawled to get the belt, retaining it.
Your winner and still CZW champion, Devon Moore!
Pretty much the entire company came out and applauded them. There were chants for Masada and Scotty. Hyde entered the ring and told everyone to turn the cameras off and said the iPPV was over. Hyde said that he knows he hates all the people and he's a bad guy but damn it was a great Cage of Death. He announced a double header with EVOLVE in January.
Hyde turned to Moore and told him he's been the MVP of Cage of Death for the last three years. He said Scotty got his hand nearly cut off and came back out and still killed in the match. He said Robert Anthony stepped up and went from a pretty boy to do a death match. He said Masada was one of the best wrestlers in the world and he said everyone here and this crew is a family busting their ass for what they love. He asked everyone to give it up for the wrestlers, the Japanese stars and even John Zandig for what they did tonight. The crowd chanted "CZW."
Hyde said that it was something special tonight and everyone witnessed a show they won't see until next year. He said in the future, CZW will be doing so much more and said he hopes to see everyone back here because the crew wants nothing more than to see everyone here while they bust their asses.
That was pretty damn insane.