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1962 - Rikidozan & Toyonobori defeat Luther Lindsay & Ricky Waldo to win the All Asian Tag Team Title for the second time in Tokyo, Japan.
1969 - The Medics (Billy Garrett & Jim Starr) defeat Bobby & Lee Fields in a rematch to win back the NWA Florida Tag Team Title in Tampa, Florida. The belts had been held up following a match between the two teams.
1982 - WWF ran at Madison Square Garden in New York City with the following results:
- Johnny Rodz vs. Davey O'Hannon ended in a draw.
- Mr. Fuji, Mr. Saito & Captain Lou Albano defeated Tony Garea, Rick Martel & Pat Patterson in a three out of five falls match.
- Jesse Ventura defeated S.D. Jones.
- WWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated Adrian Adonis in a Texas Death Match with Ivan Putski as the referee.
- Pierre Martel defeated Larry Sharpe via DQ.
- Steve Travis defeated Charlie Fulton.
- Rick McGraw defeated Jose Estrada.
- WWF Intercontinental Champion Pedro Morales defeated Greg Valentine in an Alley Fight match with Ivan Putski as the referee.
- Tony Atlas vs. Killer Khan was ruled a draw due to the MSG curfew.
1986 - WWF taped the fifth edition of Saturday Night's Main Event (broadcast on NBC on March 1st) in Phoenix, Arizona. This is the show that set up several angles for Wrestlemania 2. The show also featured the debut of Hulk Hogan's "I Am A Real American" music video. Here are the results of the show:
- Mr. T defeated Boxing Bob Orton (Randy Orton's father) via countout in the second round of a boxing match. Roddy Piper attacked Mr. T after the match, setting up their Wrestlemania 2 boxing match.
- King Kong Bundy defeated Steve Gatorwolf.
- WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan defeated The Magnificent Muraco via disqualification. The storyline was that Muraco's manager, Mr. Fuji, had taken ill, so Bobby Heenan took his place at ringside. King Kong Bundy (a Heenan charge) came out, and with the help of Muraco, injured Hogan with several avalanches, setting up their Wrestlemania 2 steel cage match.
- WWF World Tag Team Champions Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine (who came out to the ring using Queen's "We Are The Champions" as entrance music) defeated The British Bulldogs when Valentine and Dynamite Kid collided head to head, and Valentine fell on top of Dynamite for the pin. A rematch would be signed for Wrestlemania 2.
- The Junkyard Dog defeated Adrian Adonis.
- In a match that was not televised, Pedro Morales defeated Bret Hart.
1991 - Eric Embry defeats Bull Dundee in Dallas, Texas to win the USWA Texas Heavyweight Title for the second time.
1993 - Ron & Don Harris defeated the Moondogs (Spot & Splat) for the USWA Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee, starting their third reign with the belts.
1998 - WWF held their "In Your House: No Way Out Of Texas" Pay-per-view at the Compaq Center in Houston, Texas. Results from the show saw:
- The Headbangers defeated Goldust & Marc Mero when Thrasher cradled Mero for the pin as Mero and Goldust were trying to separate Luna and Sable at ringside.
- Light Heavyweight Champion TAKA Michinoku defeated Pantera with a Michinoku Driver. After the match, TAKA took out Brian Christopher and Jerry Lawler at ringside with a top rope dive.
- The Godwinns defeated Jacques Rougeau & Pierre Outlette when Phinneas pinned Pierre.
- Justin Bradshaw defeated NWA North American Champion Jeff Jarrett via disqualification when Jarrett used Jim Cornette's tennis racket.
- Ken Shamrock, Ahmed Johnson, Chainz (Brian Lee), Eight Ball (Ron Harris) & Skull (Don Harris) defeated Faarooq, Rocky Maivia, D'Lo Brown, Kama Mustafa & Mark Henry when Shamrock forced Rocky with the anklelock.
- Kane defeated Vader with a tombstone.
- Steve Austin, Cactus Jack, Chainsaw Charlie (Terry Funk) & Owen Hart defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Road Dogg, Billy Gunn & Savio Vega (subbing for Shawn Michaels) in a no-disqualification match when Austin pinned Road Dogg with a stunner.
1998 - Louis Mucciolo, known in the ring as Louie Spicolli, died in his home at age 27 after mixing alcohol and somas (a painkiller/relaxer) and vomiting in his sleep. Spicolli was a 10-year veteran who had worked in WWF, ECW, Mexico and was in WCW at the time of his death, about to be pushed as a "lackey" to the NWO.
1999 - During an live edition of Raw from Birmingham, Alabama The Rock defeated Mankind for the WWF World Heavyweight Title in a ladder match after Paul Wight chokeslammed Mankind, ending Mankind's second run with the title and starting his own third title reign. On the same show, Shane McMahon pinned X-Pac to win the WWF European Title in a tag team match with Shane & Kane vs. X-Pac & Hunter Hearst Helmsley in which the title was on the line.
2003 - Cody Hawk & Chet Jablonski defeated Rory Fox & Matt Stryker for the Heartland Wrestling Association Tag Team Title.
2004 - Hiroyoshi Tenzan wins a tournament for the IWGP World Heavyweight Title in Tokyo, Japan. Here are the results:
- Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Kensuke Sasaki.
- Yuji Nagata defeated Tadao Yasuda.
- Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Yoshihiro Takayama.
- Genichiro Tenryu defeated Masahiro Chono.
- Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Yuji Nagata.
- Genichiro Tenryu defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi.
- Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Genichiro Tenryu to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title.
2004 - WWE held their No Way Out Pay-per-view in San Francisco, California, headlined by Eddie Guerrero defeating Brock Lesnar for the WWE Heavyweight Title. Here is Tim Whitehead's original report on the show:
WWE's No Way Out (2/15 from the San Francisco Cow Palace) was one of those shows that started weak but ended with a bang. Much of the undercard came across like a standard wrestling TV show. The show began to build with the strong Cruiserweight Title match, slipped back just a little with the three way match, and reached a great climax with the main event. The commentary was generally good from Tazz & Michael Cole, though Tazz was clearly the star. The live crowd pretty much followed the trend line of the show, warming up as the show improved, and exploding at the end.
RIKISHI & SCOTTY 2 HOTTY beat THE BASHAM BROTHERS & SHANIQUA in 8:16 in a handicap match to retain the Smackdown World Tag Titles. Scotty skinned the cat in an early spot. He then almost killed Danny Basham with a spinning headscissors. Doug tagged in and bumped all over to sell Rikishi's girth. Shaniqua got knocked down in the corner and Rikishi almost backed his ass into her face. Doug got laid out, and Scotty went for the worm on him but Shaniqua blocked it. Scotty got worked over for a while before hot tagging. Rikishi cleaned house. He no-sold Shaniqua's offense and then slammed her. Doug & Danny saved her from the Bonzai ass drop. Scotty took out the Bashams, allowing Rikishi to Samoan drop Shaniqua and then ass drop her for the pin. Just a regular TV type match.
JAMIE NOBLE defeated NIDIA in 4:26. The rules here required Noble to wear a hood so he couldn't see. Most of the match was Nidia taking advantage of him, smacking him in the face, kicking him in the ass, and so forth, with Noble staggering around blind. They teased Noble grabbing her tits once. Nidia pulled Noble's trunks down, tripping him up. Noble finally grabbed Nidia by the hair and ripped a wad of it out. The finish saw Nidia go up to the top, but Noble lifted his hood (behind the ref's back), saw her there, and slammed her hard to the mat. He then choked her until she tapped. As wrestling, this sucked, but it was somewhat entertaining.
Kurt Angle cut a promo. John Cena arrived and the two got into it, ending in a pull-apart brawl.
CHARLIE HAAS & SHELTON BENJAMIN beat the A.P.A. in 7:21. Benjamin outwrestled Faarooq. Faarooq turned the tables and outbrawled Benjamin. The APA doubled on Haas, who sold big. Faarooq called a spot a little too loudly. Haas & Benjamin tied Faarooq up in their corner and worked over his bad arm. They were doing the old Minnesota Wrecking Crew spots of fast tags and focusing on one body part. Faarooq managed to tag in Bradshaw, who sent Haas & Benjamin bumping. Bradshaw gave Benjamin a high powerbomb. Haas posted Faarooq. Bradshaw did the fall away slam on Benjamin. Bradshaw began throwing the killer lariats, but hurt his injured arm (part of the story of this match was guys selling injuries from prior matches between these teams), allowing Benjamin to nail Bradshaw with a thrust kick for the pin. Not all that good. Haas & Benjamin need a higher profile feud.
Bill Goldberg arrived to take his front row seat. I guess he saw the booking sheet and didn't bother with the first three matches. As soon as he sat down, Paul Heyman hit the ring and went off on him. Heyman was screaming at the top of his lungs, warning Goldberg that he'd better do nothing more than sit there and view the superior Smackdown product. He vowed that if Goldberg dared to cross the ring barrier, he'd be ejected, arrested, prosecuted, etc. etc. etc. Brock Lesnar came out and began taunting Goldberg. He dared him to come in the ring, accusing him of being afraid to do so. Heyman kept asking Lesnar to stop, but it was one of those deals where you could see they were working out a plan. Lesnar said Goldberg was such a coward he would do nothing but sit in his seat like the little bitch he is. Naturally, Goldberg could take no more and came over the barrier and into the ring, as Heyman freaked out. Lesnar looked like he was ready to bail and run, but Heyman distracted Goldberg, giving Lesnar the opening to jump him. Lesnar went for the F5, but Goldberg escaped and hit the jackhammer to a strong pop. Heyman freaked out even more, if that was possible, and he began literally screaming for security. Security charged the ring and Goldberg was handcuffed and arrested. Actually, they did it a lot easier than they probably should have, as Goldberg didn't do the Steve Austin routine of resisting arrest. He just submitted to it. He was hauled out as the stunned Lesnar staggered back up. This was okay as an angle to continue the build for what will surely be a WrestleMania match. On commentary, Tazz & Cole endorsed the arrest of Goldberg, doing the gimmick of defending Smackdown against RAW invaders.
HARDCORE HOLLY defeated RHYNO in 9:55. This match was set up on Heat. Holly arrived at the ring while Lesner was still reviving. The moment Lesnar saw Holly coming in, he got the hell out of there and fled. Rhyno came out and the brawling began. Holly threw some chops. Rhyno hit a shoulderblock and hooked a legscissors. Rhyno scored some twos. Holly scored some twos of his own with a suplex, a lariat, and a running dropkick. Rhyno got a near fall with a superplex. Holly hit an inverted DDT for a two count. Rhyno connected with the gore, but Holly managed to bump out to the floor to avoid being pinned. He recovered and caught Rhyno with the Alabama Slam for the pin. Another standard TV type match. Not bad, just not PPV type action.
An Undertaker promo appeared on the giant screen, promising the dead will rise in 28 days (WrestleMania, long known for raising the dead).
CHAVO GUERRERO JR. defeated REY MYSTERIO JR. in 17:21 to capture the Cruiserweight Title. Chavo Jr. had his dad Chavo Sr. in his corner, while Mysterio had boxing great Jorge Paez. Someone had a sign that said of Chavo, "He Lies, He Cheats, He Sucks". Mysterio hit a fast arm drag. Chavo tried to take Mysterio's mask. Mysterio hit a dropkick and a headscissors, scoring some twos. Chavo scored two with a slam and a kick. They did a couple of sloppy spots leading into Mysterio hitting the 619. Mysterio went for the West Coast Pop, but Senior tripped him up. Paez KO'ed Senior with a punch to the jaw. This prompted the ref to order Paez back to the locker room, though I'm not sure if that ruling could be supported by all precedents. Chavo went out to help his dad, allowing Mysterio to nail him with a springboard plancha. Back in the ring, Mysterio hit a springboard legdrop for a near fall. Chavo hit a backbreaker type move off the top, scoring some twos off of it. On the mic, Cole kept reciting Cow Palace history, though I think he got some things wrong, including confusing the Cow Palace with the Los Angeles Olympic on some things. Each wrestler scored a ton on twos as the match continued. Chavo hit a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Mysterio hit a bulldog and a reverse Russian legsweep. They traded DDT's. Mysterio hit a moonsault. Mysterio hit the 619 again and went for a senton splash but, in a neat move, Chavo rolled through on it and hooked a submission hold. Mysterio made the ropes. Mysterio went to the top, but Senior, who finally revived from the earlier punch, shoved him off and he bumped on the ropes. Chavo easily cradled Mysterio for the pin and title change. Not an off-the-charts match, but very good. This match ignited the crowd and helped save the show.
In a post-victory promo, Chavo boasted that his uncle Eddie Guerrero would never be a champion because he's a loser and an addict.
KURT ANGLE defeated BIG SHOW and JOHN CENA in a three-way match in 12:17 to earn the shot at the Smackdown version of the World Title at 'Mania. Cena did a pre-match rap. Show overpowered both Angle and Cena early. Angle and Cena slugged it out. Angle suplexed Cena, who ended up bumping out and selling that he hurt his bad knee. Show slowly pounded Angle, and then did the same to Cena. Show gave two legdrops to Cena. As always in a three way, pin attempts started being broken up by the third man. Show bumped out, so Angle and Cena traded some twos. Angle hit three German suplexes on Cena. They broke up one another's pin attempts some more. Up to this point, the match was kind of boring but it picked up steam when Cena gave the huge Show an FU. He also DDT'd Angle. Cena tried to pin Show but Show made the ropes. Angle Olympic slammed Show for a near fall. Angle put the ankle lock on Cena. Show made the save by chokeslamming both of them. Angle revived quickly and put the ankle lock on Show, who escaped. Cena went for an FU on Angle. Show stopped it by walloping Cena in his bad knee. Angle put Show in position for an Olympic slam, and dumped him from the ring for a big bump. Angle then forced Cena, whose knee was in bad shape, to tap to the ankle lock. The last few minutes were good, with strong crowd heat. Overall, it was below the level of a typical Angle match.
EDDIE GUERRERO defeated BROCK LESNAR in 30:04 to capture the WWE World Title. Eddie got a huge reaction coming out. Lesnar started off strong, using his superior strength to toss Eddie all over the place. Lesnar kept yelling, "You ain't nothin'" at him. Eddie bumped like crazy from high suplexes and backdrops. Lesnar was totally confident, throwing high knees and slamming Eddie like a rag doll. Eddie finally managed to take Lesnar down and wrap his knee around the ringpost. Lesnar recovered and tied Eddie up after a Samoan drop. Eddie escaped but Lesnar lariated him. Lesnar went for another high knee, but Eddie moved and Lesnar's knee hit the turnbuckle, with Lesnar then bumping hard out to the floor. Eddie dived out onto him. Back in the ring, Eddie went after the injured knee. He hooked an STF. Lesnar escaped using his strength. Eddie stomped the knee and tried for a figure four, which Lesnar blocked. Lesnar rallied, but Eddie cut him off with a headscissors and more stomps to the knee. Eddie hooked the figure four. The crowd was loving this. Lesnar made the ropes. Eddie hooked another STF but Lesnar escaped it as well. They did an awesome job presenting Lesnar as a monster here, even in losing. Lesnar hit a German suplex and a spinebuster. Eddie went for a missile kick, but missed when Lesnar moved. Lesnar got rammed into the turnbuckles and got a bloody nose. Lesnar threw more suplexes and tried to squeeze the life out of Eddie, who wouldn't quit. Lesnar, frustrated, kept saying, "Just die" to Eddie. Eddie hit a headscissors again, followed by three suplexes. Eddie went for the frog splash, but Lesnar rolled clear and Eddie crashed hard to the mat. Lesnar hit the F5, but in doing so bumped the ref. Lesnar scored a visionary fall, with the ref out cold. Lesnar retrieved his title belt. Before he could use it, Goldberg charged in to a massive pop and speared Lesnar. Guess Goldberg made bail. Eddie crawled on top of Lesnar but only scored two as the ref was slow to revive and do the count. The crowd was going nuts. Eddie tried to hit Lesnar with the belt. Lesnar blocked it and Eddie dropped the belt. Lesnar took Eddie up for the F5, which Eddie reversed into a DDT right onto the belt. Eddie then hit the frog splash. The ref, still groggy, revived again and counted three as Eddie scored the pin. Excellent match, excellent heat, and excellent closing pop. Eddie celebrated his win with his family (excluding Chavo Jr. & Sr.) afterward. Great ending, which sets up Eddie vs. Angle and Lesnar vs. Goldberg.
2009 - WWE held their No Way Out PPV in Seattle, Washington. Here is Mike Johnson's original report on the show:
Elimination Chamber: WWE champion Edge vs. Big Show vs. Triple H vs. Undertaker vs. Vladimir Kozlov vs. Jeff Hardy
Wow, they are starting off the PPV with this? I guess that means the Raw Elimination Chamber will close the show, which is odd booking given the match quality difference on paper for the two Chamber bouts. The word going around was that there would be a title change tonight, so we'll see which Chamber it takes place in.
They do the big entrances for everyone.
Jeff Hardy went right after Edge to start the bout. He nailed several clotheslines. Edge reversed a whip into the ropes and nailed a big boot the face. He went for a quick cover but Hardy kicked up. Edge draped Hardy over the ropes and charged, snapping him throat-first across them for another two count. Edge worked over Hardy in the corner while Big Show glared from his pod and smiled, playing up their storyline from the last few weeks of TV.
Hardy comes back with a twisting head scissors, then a Cruncher legdrop. Edge came back to attempt the Impaler but Hardy turned it into the Twist of Fate. Hardy went for the Swanton but missed as Edge rolled out of the way. Edge went for a spear but Hardy caught him with an inside cradle and pinned him.
Edge is eliminated, so we'll have a new WWE champion. Stay tuned.
After the countdown, Vladimir Kozlov is next out. He throttles Hardy in the corner with punches and kicks. Hardy kicked him in the mush. Hardy attempted to fire back but Kozlov nailed a battering ram. Kozlov dragged Hardy out of the ring onto the steel base and rammed Hardy into the cage several times. Kozlov slammed Hardy into the ring and covered him but Hardy kicked out.
Kozlov kicked up Hardy and draped him across the top turnbuckle, then began headbutting him in the kidneys. He measured Hardy and kicked him in the gut. Kozlov nailed a Fall Away Slam. He covered Hardy, who kicked out. He nailed a backbreaker, then cinched in a bearhug on the mat to wear down Jeff. Hardy tried to battle back but Kozlov slammed him down. He grabbed Jeff for an Oklahoma Stampede but Hardy escaped, shoving him into the corner. Hardy used the ropes for leverage, nailing a dropkick to the face of Kozlov, who was in a sitting position in the corner. Near fall for Hardy.
Hardy tried to whip Kozlov, who reversed it. Hardy used that momentum to hit the Whisper in the Wind.
Next in is Big Show, who goes right after Hardy and lays him out with a boot and a Beel. Kozlov grabs Hardy and begins wearing him down with headbutts. He and Big Show take turns working over Hardy. Hardy continued to try and fight back but was mauled by the two monsters.
Kozlov turned on Show, nailing him with the Battering Ram out of nowhere. Show went down but got to his feet. They scuffled in the ring and battled in the corner. Show missed a charge in the corner as the countdown began for the next competitor.
It's Triple H. He hit the ring and began working over Show. He nailed the knee lift on Kozlov and Show. Show missed a charge in the corner and HHH grabbed him for the spinebuster. HHH clotheslined Hardy. HHH tossed Kozlov over the top to the steel base outside.
Triple H teased a Pedigree outside but Show nailed HHH. The announcers noted that might have been the smartest idea. Show began beating HHH in the corner. Kozlov continued to work over Hardy in the opposite corner with knees. Show nailed a sideslam for a two count. The heels continued to maul over the babyfaces as Undertaker psyched himself up and the fans chanted his name.
Show pressed and slammed HHH from an overhead position. Show headbutt HHH, who fell out of the ring to the steel base. Show followed, then rammed HHH into the Cage. Show then splashed HHH into the chain. Hardy tried to save HHH but was caught. Show put HHH and Hardy together and charged them but they ducked. He hit the cage and went down.
Back in the ring, HHH and Hardy hit a double suplex on Kozlov. Hardy then hit the Whisper in the Wind on HHH.
Last in is The Undertaker. He goes right after Show and Kozlov He nailed Kozlov with a nasty looking snake eyes. Undertaker then turned his attention to HHH and Hardy. He grabbed them both for a chokeslam and kicked Kozlov with a big boot. He went for the chokeslam but Show kicked him. Taker came back with a clothesline on Show. Taker walked the ropes but Show tried to interfere. Taker came off the ropes and drilled Show with a DDT the base.
Taker sat up and went right back to the business, nailing HHH off the ropes. Kozlov caught Taker and began working him over in the corner with punches. Taker catches Kozlov with the Last Ride out of the corner and scores the pin.
Kozlov has been eliminated, his first "loss" in the company.
Show immediately went after Taker, then tossed both HHH and Hardy out of the ring. Show tried to toss Hardy off the top rope into the cage but he grabbed the cage and scaled it to the top of one of the pods. Show crotched him and began beating Hardy atop of one of them. Undertaker followed Show and superplexed him off the top rope into the ring. Hardy came off the pod with the swanton and scored the pin.
Big Show is eliminated.
Triple H was tossed over the top to the outside. Taker grabbed Hardy for Old School but HHH knocked Taker down. Hardy used Undertaker as a perch to dive out of the ring onto HHH. Taker grabbed Hardy for a tombstone and nailed it.
Hardy was pinned and eliminated.
It's down to Triple H and Undertaker. They square off and charge. Undertaker gets the best of the first exchange. Taker beat HHH, who went down in the corner. Taker measured HHH and went for a charging big boot in the corner. HHH escaped and Taker got his legs caught on the ropes before falling to the outside. Taker is slammed headfirst into the cage.
Triple H went to the top but was caught by Taker and chokeslammed for a two count. HHH came back with the spinebuster for a two count. They battle to the outside. Triple H teases a Pedigree but is catapulted into the chain. Taker grabs HHH for the tombstone, pulls them over the ropes and nails it inside the ring. Triple H gets his foot on the rope at the last second.
Triple H battles back and scores the Pedigree but Taker gets his shoulder up. They made their way to their feet and battled back and forth HHH worked him over with punches in the corner. Taker went for the Last Ride. Triple H escaped, hit the Pedigree and pinned Taker.
Your winner and new WWE champion (his 13th reign), Triple H!
This had to be the longest opening match in the history of WWE PPV. A great way to start the show. Undertaker glared at HHH as he left. HHH posed with the belt.
Backstage, Edge was asked Vickie Guerrero to start the match over. She told him it was his fault because he lost. She then backed down and said she didn't mean it. Edge dropped to the couch heartbroken and shaking his head. The vignette teased that we haven't seen the last of Edge tonight - there is still another Chamber to go and his character is the king of backdooring his way into title shots, so my guess is one of those babyfaces gets taken out before the match.
Backstage, Randy Orton cut a promo, telling Shane McMahon to listen. He asked how Vince McMahon is, propped up in bed at home with Shane's mother Linda being right by their side. Orton said they are praying their only son will avenge them but it's not going to happen. Orton said that for the first time, Vince McMahon will be completely helpless, watching as Orton takes out Shane piece by piece as he begs for his life. Orton said Vince will turn away hoping the carnage will stop but promised he won't stop until he has destroyed the entire McMahon family. He said when he's done with Shane, he and Vince can both watch Randy Orton take his rightful place in the Wrestlemania main event. He promised to make his legacy at the expense of the McMahon family.
Randy Orton vs. Shane McMahon - No Holds Barred
I feel bad for Orton having to follow that opener.
Shane McMahon is wearing the same jersey he used to wear during the Attitude era. He caught Orton with several rights early. He got the better of Orton with punches early. Orton caught him and beat Shane down in the corner. As he reared back for another, Shane nailed a punch to the gut. Shane continued to tag Orton with punches, sending Orton out of the ropes to the floor.
McMahon hit a sliding kick out of the ring. He went under the ring for a table and a trash can. Orton got control of Shane and tossed him back into the ring. Orton nailed a back suplex. He kicked Shane out of the ring. McMahon got a kendo stick and began beating Orton with it. Orton finally escaped, rolling out of the ring. McMahon followed. He took out Orton and cleaned off one of the announce tables. McMahon drilled Orton with a TV monitor, busting him open hardway.
Shane McMahon went to the top rope but Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase attacked him. Cody went to nail Shane with a chair but he moved and DiBiase took the shot. Shane nailed a DDT on Cody. Shane set up Cody for the Coast to Coast, complete with trash can. He nailed it, then went to the top for a flying elbow onto a table. Orton, who had been prone on the table this entire time, moved, so Shane ate the table.
Orton instructed DiBiase to take Rhodes to the back to make sure he was all right. Orton dragged Shane into the ring and nailed a DDT for a two count. He continued to cover Shane but McMahon kept kicking out. As Shane battled to his feet, Orton set up a table in the ring. Orton placed McMahon on the top rope and superplexed him through the table. Orton covered Shane, who got his shoulder off the mat.
Orton continued to try and pin Shane, but McMahon kept getting his shoulder up. Orton set up for the punt kick but Shane tackled him. Shane grabbed a chair and nailed Orton with it across his back. He nailed Orton's foot with the chair and Orton began screaming. Shane nailed him again and again in the leg as Orton screamed and begged for him to stop.
Shane then nailed Orton across the face with the chair. Shane then measured Orton for a punt kick of his own but as he charged, Orton nailed the RKO and scored the pin clean.
Your winner, Randy Orton!
They aired a Wrestlemania video feature.
ECW champion Jack Swagger vs. Finlay
They lock up and Finlay backs the champion into the corner. Finlay rolls him into a single leg Boston Crab. You can hear slight "We want Christian" chants. Finlay slammed Swagger's knee down into the mat. He continued to work over Swagger's leg, kicking the inside of his knee.
Finlay draped Swagger's leg over the middle rope and kicked him in the hamstring. Finlay missed a charge in the corner. Swagger cinched in a hammerlock after several kicks to the gut. Swagger picked up Finlay and dropped him down into an over the shoulder powerslam. Swagger locked on a cross arm breaker.
Swagger continued to control Finlay on the mat. He rolled Finlay onto his stomach, cinched in another hammerlock and rained down with knees to his arm and back. Finlay got back to his feet but Swagger continued to work over his arm. Finlay broke free and took Swagger down for a two count. Swagger grabbed Finlay and charged him into the corner.
The match started to fall apart a little as Swagger charged for something in the corner and then stopped. The announcers said he was trying to pick his spots. He did it again and it turned into a sunset flip spot of sorts but Swagger's shoulders weren't down at first which led to time standing still. Swagger then charged Finlay again in the corner, which the crowd groaned at. Finlay was on the ropes. Hornswoggle popped up. That allowed Swagger to be distracted.
Finlay knocked him off the ropes and hit several clotheslines. He went for a Fireman's Carry but Swagger escaped and sent Finlay into the ropes. He knocked Hornswoggle off the ropes to the floor. Striker said the ring was no place for a child to be. Finlay's distraction allowed for Swagger to hit his gutwrench power bomb and score the pin.
Your winner and still ECW champion, Jack Swagger!
The Raw announce team said that Shane McMahon has been in and out of consciousness since the match with Randy Orton and has been taken to a medical facility. They were sure to point out that Stephanie McMahon has gone with him, which would technically leave Vickie Guerrero in charge right? Remember the Edge vignette earlier? Hmmm. I still say Edge in the second Chamber.
JBL vs. Shawn Michaels - All or Nothing
They showed Michaels' wife Rebecca at ringside in the crowd by herself. Michaels came to her before he got into the ring. She was crying as they had a long look between them and she nodded at him to go do it.
JBL backed him into the corner and began browbeating Michaels, telling him "one mistake is all I need." They locked up in the corner and neither would break. JBL mouthed off so Michaels jumped him and rained down with the punches. JBL ran from the ring. JBL smiled as if he knew he got under Shawn's skin. Michaels followed him to the floor. JBL grabbed a chair and handed it to Shawn, trying to trick him into getting himself disqualified. Michaels dropped it and punched JBL.
They returned to the ring. Michaels went for a backslide but only got a two count. JBL cut off Michaels with a clothesline. He dropped an elbow for a two count. Michaels came back to cinch in a figure four. JBL grabbed the ropes and Michaels nearly didn't break on a five. Michaels went for a Crippler Crossface but JBL turned it into a pin attempt for a two count. Michaels whipped JBL, who reversed it. Michaels hit the buckles and did the Ray Stevens flip bump to the floor.
JBL grabbed Michaels and rammed him back-first into the apron. He dragged Michaels back into the ring and began working over Michaels' back and chest. He began dropping elbow and elbow. Michaels kicked out at two. They kept showing concerned shots of Rebecca in the crowd.
JBL began working over Michaels with punches and kicks in the corner. He cinched in a bearhug in the center of the ring. Michaels escaped and came back with a swinging neckbreaker. Both men struggled to their feet. Michaels hit an inverted atomic drop and chopped JBL. JBL reversed a whip and Michaels hit the buckles, then fell into the ring. JBL put Michaels atop the rope for a superplex but Michaels fought him off. Michaels went for the Picture Perfect elbow off the top but JBL rolled out of the way.
JBL hit the Clothesline From Hell but Michaels kicked out. JBL began saying something to Rebecca, then nailed another Clothesline from Hell. He kicked Michaels out of the ring to the floor. Michaels pulled himself back in at the last second before nearly getting counted out.
JBL cut off Michaels and immediately tossed him over the top rope to the floor. JBL pulled Michaels in front of Rebecca and began screaming at her. She slapped him. This sparked a second wind in Michaels and he attacked JBL. He nailed a Thesz Press on JBL then slammed him. Michaels went back up for the elbow and nailed it.
Michaels teased Sweet Chin Music. He drilled JBL with it and scored the clean pin.
Your winner, Shawn Michaels.
So, the storyline is Michaels is now free of JBL's employ and has made enough money to save his family from their financial ruin. Michaels and his wife kissed at ringside before he took her backstage, hand in hand.
Todd Grisham interviewed Chris Jericho backstage. Jericho said he was the best in the world and his confidence level is where it should be. He promised he would be the new World champion and would then challenge Ric Flair to come out of retirement at Wrestlemania to become the 17th time champion. He then said he wasn't going to do that, because he's better than a charity case like Ric Flair. He said that he wasn't serious about challenging Flair but he was serious about becoming the World champion. He said he was Superstar of the Year in 2008 and would do so again in 2009.
The announcers heavily teased there would be another title change.
WWE World champ John Cena vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Chris Jericho vs. Mike Knox vs. Kane vs. Rey Mysterio
As Kofi Kingston came to the ring, Edge jumped him from behind and slammed him into the stairs. Edge then killed him with a chair and entered the Chamber. Rey Mysterio ran down checking on Kofi. Rey tried to get at Edge, who locked himself in the pod.
Somehow, Edge is now a part of the match.
Jericho and Rey started the bout. Jericho shoulderblocked him down. Rey came back with a monkey flip. They chopped each other. Rey set up Jericho for the 619 but Jericho escaped. Rey dove out of the ring onto Jericho but hurt himself in the process hitting the cage., Rey kicked Jericho in the chest, then clotheslined Jericho back into the ring. Jericho ducked a charge in the corner, sending Rey headfirst into the pod's chamber. Jericho covered Rey for a two count. Rey fought back but was backdropped to the outside.
Jericho followed Rey and tried to catapult Rey into the cage but Rey climbed up. He dropped down onto Jericho's shoulders for a rana. Rey hit a springboard into a pinning combination for a two count.
Kane entered the match.
Rey ducked a clothesline but was caught with a sideslam. Kane caught him with a dropkick to the head. Jericho cut Kane off with a kick to the chest. Kane blocked a punch and hit Jericho. Kane clotheslined Jericho to the outside. Kane then turned his attention to Rey. Rey came back with a kick to the face then used his momentum to hit a twisting DDT. Jericho missed a Lionsault on Kane, who then hit a boot to the face.
Rey tripped up Jericho. He went for the 619 but Kane caught him with a chokeslam attempt. Rey escaped and nailed Kane with the 619. Before he could capitalize, Jericho nailed the Codebreaker. Rey climbed to the top of a pod and dove off with a dive, pinning Kane.
Kane has been eliminated.
Mike Knox was next in and began beating down Rey. He whipped Rey into the corner and splashed him. Knox controlled Jericho and Rey, using the cage as a weapon. Rey jumped on Knox's back Knox flipped him over into the cage. Knox pressed and slammed Jericho into the ring from the outside.
He turned his attention to Rey, who tried to match him kick for kick. Jericho returned and nailed the Codebreaker on Knox, pinning him.
Mike Knox has been eliminated.
The next in was Edge. Rey attacked him before he could even get out of the pod. He began kicking the hell out of him and throwing him into the cage. Rey hit a springboard dive on Edge. He whipped Edge into the ropes but Jericho caught him unaware with a clothesline. Edge waited and then attacked Jericho. Jericho nailed a bulldog while rebounding off the ropes.
Rey began nailing Jericho with forearms but was cut off with an elbow. Jericho nailed Jericho from behind for a two count. Edge whipped Jericho into the far corner. He set up for the spear but Rey leaped over him. Jericho tried to grab for a code breaker but Edge held on. Rey went for the 619 but Jericho cut off Rey again.
All three battled in the corner to set up a Tower of Doom spot.
Edge laid out Jericho and Rey as John Cena entered the match. Cena jumped Edge then hit a suplex on Jericho. He nailed a bulldog on Jericho. Edge was hit with a belly to back suplex. Cena set up the five knuckle shuffle on Edge. Jericho hit the Codebreaker on Cena. Rey nailed the 619. Edge speared Cena and pinned him.
John Cena has been eliminated. There will be a new World champion.
Mysterio fought off Edge and Jericho. He set them both up for the 619 and nailed Jericho, while Edge escaped. Rey took out Edge. He springboarded off the ropes. Jericho caught him and turned it into the Walls of Jericho but Rey rolled him up and scored the pin.
Jericho has been eliminated.
Mysterio fought to his feet while Edge waited to hit a spear. Edge missed it and hit the corner. Rey rolled him up for a two count. The crowd began chanting for Edge. Cole said they were Rey chants. Rey nearly got the pin on Edge with a roll-up. Edge caught him with a kick to the gut. He nailed a sunset flip but Rey rolled through and kicked him in the head, Rey covered him for a two count.
Rey began working over Edge with punches. Rey went for a moonsault but Edge caught him. Rey twisted it into a DDT for another near fall. Rey climbed the ropes but was viciously kicked off by Edge. Edge went for a powerbomb on the outside but Rey broke free. Rey nailed a 619. Mysterio charged Edge on the outside but was sent flying into one of the pods.
Edge speared Rey and scored the pin.
Your winner and new World champion, Edge!
The announcers wondered what this all meant for Raw, since Edge is a Smackdown star.
2010 - released developmental diva Jenny Quinn, who worked in Florida Championship Wrestling as Penny Cash.
2010 - WWE officially announced Antonio Inoki for the WWE Hall of Fame.
2010 - TNA announced they would be moving Impact to Mondays opposite Monday Night Raw, a move that would only last several months before returning to its traditional Thursday timeslot with the following press release:
NA iMPACT!” ON SPIKE TV MOVES TO MONDAY NIGHTS BEGINNING MARCH 8
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling’s Flagship Series Will Air Live Every Other Week From
Universal Studios In Orlando, Fl.
New York, NY, February 16, 2010 – “TNA iMPACT!,” Spike TV’s highly-rated two-hour weekly series, is moving from Thursday nights to Monday nights beginning Monday, March 8 (9:00-11:00pm ET/PT), it was announced today by TNA President Dixie Carter and legendary pop culture icon Hulk Hogan at a press conference at the “TNA iMPACT! Zone” at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
“TNA iMPACT!” will air live on March 8, with subsequent telecasts live every other week. The series features many of the biggest names in wrestling including Hogan, Ric Flair, Mick Foley and Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, as well as the hottest young talent in the industry: TNA World Heavyweight Champion “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, “The Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe and “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan.
The first ever Monday live “TNA iMPACT” broadcast on Spike TV, ran as a three-hour special head-to-head against WWE RAW on Monday, January 4, 2010, and drew a franchise-record 2.2 million viewers. Two wrestling companies have not broadcast head-to-head weekly since the “Monday Night Wars” in the late 1990’s between WWE and WCW.
“On January 4 wrestling fans showed us they’re ready for a new professional wrestling alternative on Monday nights, and we’re answering that call. Bringing ‘iMPACT!’ to Mondays is our most exciting move yet in a year that’s already been filled with huge milestones for TNA” said Carter.
"Monday nights are now officially the best night of the week to be a fan of professional wrestling," Hogan said. "My mantra has been 'change is coming' since partnering with Dixie Carter and TNA Wrestling. This change is great for the business and all fans of professional wrestling will benefit because of it."
"TNA iMPACT! has emerged as one of cable's top performers with young men, said Spike TV President Kevin Kay. "With NFL Football off the television schedule and with "TNA iMPACT’s" expanding roster of top wrestling talent, we see this as an opportunity to tap into the millions of wrestling fans on Monday nights."
Since its founding in 2002, Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling has become the world’s fastest growing professional wrestling company, currently airing in over 120 countries worldwide.
2010 -We are live from Des Moines, Iowa and your announcers are Michael ‘Vintage Millard Fillmore’ Cole and Jerry ‘John F. Kennedy’ Lawler.
It is time for the singing of the National Anthem by a local teen accompanied by the Iowa National Guard to commemorate President’s Day.
We see the parking lot as we wait for Batista to arrive because he will respond to John Cena.
We see highlights from last week’s match between Cody Rhodes and Randy Orton when Sheamus distracted Orton long enough to allow Rhodes to defeat Orton. Then we see Sheamus hit the pump kick on Orton.
Match Number One: Sheamus versus Randy Orton in a They are in the Elimination Chamber Match Match
They lock up and Sheamus backs Orton into the corner and he gives a clean break and poses. Orton puts Sheamus in the corner and hits a European uppercut and Orton backs away. They lock up again and Sheamus with a forearm and punches to Orton followed by a forearm to the head. Sheamus with an Irish whip but he runs into an elbow and Orton with kicks and punches to Sheamus. Sheamus with a boot to Orton followed by a clothesline to the back of the head and a knee for a near fall. Sheamus with a standing power slam and he waits for the pump kick but Orton moves out of the way. Orton tries for an RKO but Sheamus escapes and goes to the floor. We go to commercial.
We are back and Orton works on Sheamus’ arm and then he does the Garvin Stomp.
Orton stops his deliberate attack and he sees Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase come to the ring. Sheamus uses that to hit a uranage back breaker and then he kicks Orton. Sheamus sends Orton into the turnbuckles and then he connects with a forearm to the back. Orton with a kick to Sheamus followed by a boot to the head and punches. Orton with a European uppercut followed by a drop kick. Orton with boots to the midsection. Orton with the vintage back breaker and then he gets ready for the RKO push ups. Orton tries for the RKO but Sheamus avoids it. They fight to the floor and Sheamus wants to send Orton into the ring post but Orton sends Sheamus into the post. DiBiase goes after Sheamus but Sheamus punches DiBiase. Rhodes hits Sheamus and the referee sees it and calls for the bell.
Winner: Sheamus by disqualification
After the match, Legacy is in the ring and Ted and Cody plead their case to Orton. Cody and Ted argue and Orton looks at both of them and Orton hits an RKO on Cody while Sheamus hits a pump kick on Sheamus. Orton screams and hits the RKO on Sheamus. Orton drops down and does a few RKO push ups and then he is the only one standing in the ring.
Bret Hart is walking in the back and he shows off his Winter Olympics t-shirt and we go to commercial.
We are back and Did you Know that Raw got better ratings than the NBA on TNT?
Michael Cole talks about Bret Hart’s upcoming comments, but first we take a look back at what has happened since the Montreal Screw Job Peace Conference on January 4th. We see what happened last week on Raw.
Justin Roberts is in the ring and he introduces Bret Hart. Bret comes to the ring and says that is no big shock that Vince McMahon isn’t here tonight. Bret says that he would have been waiting for Vince to arrive at the airport. He would wait for him at the hotel or the building as well. Bret says that he came here to finish things with Vince McMahon. He says that he came back with good intentions. He wanted to make peace with Vince McMahon but it didn’t come to be. He says that Vince McMahon lied to him, kicked him in the gut, spit in his face, lied to him some more, and then had his goon Batista try to rough him up. All he can hear is Vince McMahon saying that he deserved to be screwed. Bret says that Vince deserves to have the holy hell beaten out of him. Bret says that he had his heart set on things but Vince is the world’s greatest liar. He says that Vince would be under the barrel if you look for him. Bret says that he was looking forward to getting his hands on Vince at Wrestlemania to get one last victory. That will not happen because Vince lied about that too. Bret says that victory will last a lifetime, but excellence will last forever. Bret says that now that he knows where everything stands, he wants to thank all of the people in the back for welcoming him here. Bret thanks the WWE Universe for having him back. He also wants to thank John Cena because for the last few weeks, he got to a few special moments that he will never forget. Bret wants to thank the fans who have supported him for the last few months. Bret wants to say goodbye to everyone.
Bret leaves the ring and walks to the back.
Jerry and Michael talk about Bret’s comments. Jerry says that if Vince isn’t going to get in the ring with Bret, Bret feels that it is better to leave. Cole talks about how Bret wanted to bury the hatchet and he did it with Shawn Michaels, but he couldn’t do it with Vince.
Bret is in the back and Kofi stops him and wants to know if Bret is really done. Bret stops and talks to Jack Swagger and Alicia Fox. Primo says that it sucks that Bret is leaving and Bret tells Primo to say hello to his father for him. Gail Kim and Evan Bourne thank Bret as he continues to leave.
Jerry and Cole continue to talk about Bret and then we see Bret and John Cena walking in the back. Cena tells Bret that he has nothing but respect for Bret but he says that he thinks they can do something at Wrestlemania. Cena thanks Bret and they shake hands. Bret gets into the limo and leaves.
We see a car back into Bret’s limo and Cena checks on Bret because he injured his leg. The medical staff comes out and checks on Bret. An ambulance arrives and they take Bret to the hospital.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a moments ago moment of John Cena walking away from Bret Hart seconds before a woman backed into Bret Hart’s limo.
Michael Cole says that we will get updates throughout the show.
We see footage from last week’s victory by The Shiz over Degeneration X and The Straight Edge Society.
Match Number Two: Big Show and The Miz versus Montel Vontavious Porter and Mark Henry
Porter and Miz start off and Porter with kicks and punches in the corner. Porter with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot from the Miz. Porter tosses the Miz into the airn and then Henry with a head butt and Porter with a running boot to the head that sends Miz to the floor. We go to commercial.
We are back and Miz has Porter in a front face lock and Porter tries to make his way to the corner but Miz punches Porter. Porter with a back body drop and Henry is tagged in. Henry with a punch but Miz with a boot. Miz tries for a cross body but Henry with the World’s Strongest Slam but Show breaks up the cover with a leg drop. Show tags in and Henry punches Show followed by an Irish whip and a splash into the corner. Henry tries to slam Show but Show blocks it and hits a DDT. Show goes to the turnbuckles for the elbow drop but Henry moves out of the way. Henry makes the tag to Porter and Porter with a running forearm and punches followed by a double thrust and face buster followed by a running boot into the corner. Porter runs into a thrust kick and Miz tags in. Miz tries for the cover, but Porter counters and gets the three count with a rollup.
Winners: Mark Henry and Montel Vontavious Porter
We go to commercial.
We are back and Did You Know that Triple H is the only person to win more than one Elimination Chamber Match?
It is time for the guest host to make his first appearance and it is Jerry Springer.
Jerry thanks everyone for the warm welcome. He says that tonight’s show is the ‘WWE Superstar’s Most Intimate Relationships Revealed’. He brings out his first guest and it is Kelly Kelly. Jerry says that it is great to have her here. Jerry asks why we haven’t seen Kelly wrestle in a while. She says that she is pregnant. Jerry wants to know who the father is. Kelly says that she doesn’t know because there are a lot of possibilities and she has been in a lot of relationships. Kelly says that she thinks she might know.
Before we find out, Santino Marella comes out and he says hello to Maury Povich. Santino says that he is the papa. He says that they were at the hotel bar and things got crazy and she is the papa. Jerry asks Kelly if it is true. Kelly says that she needed someone to finish the job when Santino fell asleep.
Michael Cole interrupts them and he says that it was their little secret and he calls Kelly a loose lipped hussy. Jerry Lawler says that it was his secret and he comes to the ring. Springer asks Lawler if Kelly is too old and mentions that Jerry is used to pick up his women at recess.
The Bellas come out because they probably forgot that they are supposed to accompany Jerry to the ring. They enter the ring and say that they have a secret to tell. Nikki says that Brie is a man and then we get vintage Springer as the Bellas brawl in the ring. Jerry wants to know who is the father.
Chris Masters comes out and he has something to say, but first he shows the pectacular to Kelly.
Eve Torres comes out and she wants to know what is going on with Chris and Kelly. Eve and Kelly fight only to be separated by Springer Security. Chris says that Eve wasn’t getting the job done. Eve says that she has a secret to tell. She says that she has been cheating on Chris with someone who is a whole lot more than Chris. Chris wants to see who Eve’s mystery man is.
The Great Khali comes out to be with his woman. Eve and Khali kiss while Masters has to be held back.
Santino says that he wants to know who the father is. Jerry says that he has the results of the paternity test (and Maury Povich claims gimmick infringement). The father of Kelly’s baby is Hornswoggle. Jerry says that he is fed up with all of this and he leaves the ring.
Jerry Lawler wants to say something to Jerry Springer. He says that they put on this charade to mess with Jerry Lawler. Runjin Singh says that this segment has been a waste of time. Jerry says that there is one intimate relationship that they want to reveal. That is for Jerry Springer. He brings out a ‘young’ woman . . . Mae Young.
We go to the parking lot and we are still Batista free.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see footage from the Legacy break down after Orton’s match with Sheamus and Ted eating a pump kick from Sheamus.
Match Number Three: Kofi Kingston versus Ted DiBiase in a They are in the Elimination Chamber Pre Pay Per View Match Match
They lock up and Ted with a knee instead of a clean break. Ted with punches and the referee pulls Ted out of the corner. Kofi with a double leg take down and he punches Ted. Ted misses a clothesline and Kofi hits a belly-to-back suplex. Kofi avoids a drop kick from DiBiase and Ted holds his head. Kofi with a drop kick and Ted is disoriented. The referee keeps Kofi away before checking on him. Kofi with a punch and European uppercut while Ted continues to stagger around. Kofi with kicks to the leg and then Ted misses a clothesline. Kofi pulls Ted face first into the mat and then Kofi hits a chop from the top and then he hits a drop kick and clothesline. Kofi with the Boom Drop and then he gets ready for Trouble in Paradise but Ted cannot get to his feet. Kofi leaps into the corner but Ted moves. Ted hits Dream Street and gets the three count.
Winner: Ted DiBiase
We find out the next inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame this year in Phoenix and it is Antonio Inoki.
We are back with an update on Bret Hart, but first we take a look at the worst driver in Iowa back into Bret’s limo. We have security camera footage that got the footage of the accident.
It is time for a new Elimination Chamber video package.
It is now time to run through the card for the Elimination Chamber Pay Per View.
Jerry Springer is back with a Final Thought. He talks about the Elimination Chamber and wonders who will win and who Edge will choose to face at Wrestlemania.
John Cena is walking in the back and we go to commercial.
We are back with the Slam of the Week: Batista’s long winded comments on Smackdown to explain why he attacked Bret Hart and John Cena.
John Cena comes to the ring to hear from Batista about what Batista did to Bret Hart and him two weeks ago. We go to the video package.
Cena is in the ring and he says that he doesn’t know Bret’s condition but he wishes him well. Cena reminds us that he was brutally attacked by Dave Batista and he did nothing to provoke it. Cena says that he doesn’t look for trouble but he told Batista to be ready for a fight. Cena says that Batista was supposed to come onto Raw to respond to him and he is going to stand in the ring to be a welcoming party. He tells Batista to come to the ring.
We see Batista on the TitanTron and he waves hello to John. Cena is impressed that Batista showed up on the Titantron. Cena says that he will turn his back so Batista can come down to the ring and attack him. Batista says that he is doing John a huge favor by not being there tonight. Batista says that Cena doesn’t want him in the building or in the same ring as him. Batista says that if they are ever in the same ring together, Cena will wish it was a bad dream.
Cena says that those are the words of a tough guy, but he saw Batista’s hand shaking so he thinks that Batista is afraid of him. Batista chuckles at John’s comments. Cena says that he will take care of Dave’s smile. Dave says that this is comical because Cena keeps running his big mouth when he is not there. He tells Cena to keep yapping. Next week, he will be on Raw and not on the ‘big Tron’. He will be in the building and he wants to see how Cena runs his mouth. Batista wishes Cena good luck on Sunday because he wants to see Cena do well. Cena says that he is not afraid of Batista and he will deal with him next week.
We find out that Jewel and Ty Murray are the guest hosts next week.
Match Number Four: John Cena versus Triple H with GameFountain in a These guys are also in the Elimination Chamber on Sunday . . . Live on Pay Per View Match Match
They lock up and Cena with a side head lock and Cena holds on when Hunter tries to send him into the ropes. Hunter with a forearm but Cena with a shoulder tackle and side head lock take down. They get back to their feet and Hunter with forearms and Cena with another shoulder tackle. Hunter with a knee to the midsection. Hunter with shoulders in the corner. Hunter with a hard Irish whip and he punches Cena in the head. Cena with an Irish whip and then he blocks the clothesline attempt out of the corner and Cena with a fisherman suplex for a near fall. Cena tries for the bulldog but Hunter pushes Cena away. Hunter with a knee drop but he tries for a second one and Cena blocks it and he tries for the STF but Hunter kicks Cena away. Cena with an Irish whip and Hunter does the Hunter flip to the floor. Cena tries for a splash off the apron but Hunter moves and Cena hits the ringside barrier. Hunter tries for a Pedigree on the floor but Cena counter with a back body drop and then we go to commercial.
We are back and Hunter has John Cena in a sleeper but Cena will not pass out. Cena with the two shoulder tackles and then he hits the Blue Thunder Bomb and it is time for the Five Knuckle Shuffle to finish off the moves of doom. Cena waits for Hunter to get up to try for the Attitude Adjustment. Hunter with a clothesline for a near fall. Hunter puts Cena on the turnbuckles and he punches Cena before trying for a superplex. Cena blocks it and knocks Hunter off. Hunter crotches Cena and he tries for the superplex again but Cena with a head butt to knock Hunter off. Cena with the leg drop for a near fall. Cena tries for the STF but Hunter blocks it and he puts Cena in a single leg crab. Cena escapes and puts Hunter in the STF. Hunter gets to the ropes and Cena releases the hold. Cena waits for Hunter to turn around and he tries for the Attitude Adjustment but Hunter has the ropes. Hunter with the Harley Race high knee and then he punches Cena. Hunter with the facebuster and then he hits the spinebuster and pose to finish his moves of doom. Hunter tries for the Pedigree but Sheamus hits Hunter with the pump kick and the referee calls for the bell.
After the match, Sheamus misses the pump kick on Cena and Sheamus tries for the Attitude Adjustment but Sheamus with a rake of the eyes and then Sheamus hits the Pump kick. Sheamus picks up Hunter and hits the Celtic Cross.
2011 - Chris Jericho's second book "Undisputed" was officially released.
2011 - WWE broadcast NXT. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:
We are live from San Diego, California and your announcers are Josh ‘I want to be Rey Mysterio for Halloween’ Mathews and Todd ‘At least I don’t have to announce with Cole Miners’ Grisham. Your host is Matt ‘Marking Mark and the Funky Bunch’ Striker.
Matt welcomes everyone and we see the three remaining rookies. Matt tells them that there will be one fewer rookie after next week’s show. The finale will be in two weeks and we will find out who gets a tag title match with their pro. Matt reminds everyone of the . We have a Smash and Grab Challenge. The rookies will smash the piñatas over their heads and they will take the money that comes out of the piñata to their pros.
Johnny Curtis goes first and Curtis is blindfolded. Curtis has some trouble breaking the piñata as R Truth doesn’t do a good job of helping him. Curtis takes off the blindfold but he is told to put it back on. Curtis does a good job showing that he might be a good replacement for Adrian Gonzalez but he does not break the piñata.
Brodus Clay is next and Ricardo Rodriguez gets to play coach since Alberto Del Rio isn’t there. Clay destroys the piñata and Rodriguez gives instructions in Spanish. Clay takes his time picking up the money and then he leaves the ring with twenty seconds to go. Clay runs up the ramp and he gives the money to Clay.
Clay has $4,800.
Derrick Bateman is asked for his strategy and he says that he is going to hit the piñata hard enough to break it and he will run it to his pro. Then we get a recreation of a scene from Anchorman. Derrick pulls down the piñata and he is disqualified.
Brodus Clay wins and gets two immunity points.
Josh shows us the money and it is time to talk about what is going to happen tonight. Brodus Clay will face R Truth tonight.
We go to commercial.
We are back and remember the Elimination Chamber is Sunday.
Match Number One: Brodus Clay with Ricardo Rodriguez versus R Truth with Johnny Curtis
Clay charges at Truth but Truth moves out of the way. Truth sends Clay to the floor and then Truth hits a pescado onto Clay and Clay goes down. Truth punches Clay and he returns to the ring to break up the count. Rodriguez gives Clay some advice while Truth kicks Clay in the back and he collides with Rodriguez. Truth with a running forearm into the corner and then he punches Clay in the corner but Clay pushes him off. Truth goes into the corner again and Clay tosses Truth to the mat. Clay with an overhead suplex. Clay with a boot to the chest.
Clay with a nerve hold but Truth gets back to his feet. Truth with a jawbreaker followed by a drop kick to the knee and another drop kick that sends Clay into the ropes. Truth goes to the turnbuckles but Clay swats Truth away. Clay with a splash for the three count.
Winner: Brodus Clay
We go to commercial.
We are back and the rookies are on the stage under buckets. The current immunity standings are Brodus Clay with two points. This challenge is worth three immunity points. The rookies have to sit on the stools under the bucket. It is ‘Save Yourself’ Trivia.
The categories are 1980s, 1990s, Title History, Wrestlemania, and Divas.
Brodus gets to start and he chooses 1980s for $300. Clay gets it right with the answer of British Bulldogs. Next it is time for 1980s for $200. Johnny Curtis guesses 1999 as the first year that Smackdown aired. Clay challenges the answer because the category was 1980s. The next question is 1980s for $100. Johnny Curtis gets the question wrong with Road Dogg. Clay gets it wrong with Triple H. Bateman guesses Shawn Michaels and gets it wrong. The correct answer is Rick Rude.
The next question is 1990s for $300. Derrick Bateman guesses wrong with Yokozuna. Clay guesses Hulk Hogan and is wrong. Curtis guesses King Kong Bundy and is wrong.
Next is Divas for $300. Clay guesses Sensational Sherri and is wrong. Bateman guesses Sunny and is correct. Derrick goes with Title History for $300. Bateman guesses Steve Austin and is wrong. Clay guesses John Cena and is wrong. Curtis guesses Undertaker and is wrong.
The next question is Wrestlemania for $300. Curtis guesses Santana versus someone and is wrong. Clay guesses Santana versus Executioner and gets $300.
Clay is the winner of this challenge.
Derrick Bateman and Johnny Curtis are covered in green slime and Todd throws out the obvious Nickelodeon reference. Striker suggests that they look like the Missing Link.
Brodus Clay now has 5 Immunity points.
Bateman and Curtis hug it out before we go to commercial. Remember to vote starting tomorrow at noon Eastern.
We are back and Did You Know that a lot of autographs will be signed at WWE Axxess.
It is time for the Raw Rebound with the return of the Rock.
Match Number Two: Daniel Bryan versus Derrick Bateman
They shake hands at the start of the match so this is a match of honor. They lock up and Bryan with an arm drag. Bryan with a take down and he gets a near fall. They stay in the Greco Roman Knuckle Lock and Bateman gets a near fall. Bryan with a monkey flip and arm drag into an arm bar. Bryan works on the wrist. Bateman with a side head lock and shoulder tackle while Ziggler learns Spanish from Rodriguez.
Bateman kicks Bryan away but Bryan with another arm drag into an arm bar. Bateman reverses and works on the arm and wrist. Bryan with a bridge and he escapes followed by a drop kick for a near fall. Bryan works on the shoulder and then returns to the arm. Bryan with a hammer lock and then he tries to get Bateman over but he stays with the hammer lock. Bateman runs around the ring and then sends Bryan to the floor to get out of the hold. Bateman with a suicide dive onto Bryan and we go to commercial.
We are back and Bryan flips over Bateman and hits a running elbow and gets a near fall. Bryan with a knee drop to Bateman followed by a kick to the back. Bryan with another kick but Bateman with punches. Bryan with slaps to Bateman and Bateman with forearms. Bryan with a back elbow and he gets a near fall. Bryan with a butterfly suplex and then he goes up top for the diving head butt but Bateman moves out of the way and Bryan crashes and burns.
Bateman with a devastating clothesline to Bryan for a near fall. Bryan with a sunset flip but Bateman does not go down and he gets a near fall. Bateman with a sit out power bomb for a near fall as a counter to the LaBell Lock. Bryan gets into the corner and Bateman charges into a boot. Bryan tries to pick up Bateman but Bateman tries for the LaBell Lock. Bateman counters and reverses into the LaBell Lock and Bateman tries to fight out of it and he taps out.
Winner: Daniel BryanAfter the match Bryan applauds Bateman’s performance and shakes his hand. We go to credits.
Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks make their way to the ring. The last time we saw them, they attacked Matt Striker after beating the Usos. Josh mentions the chicanery that took palce.
Tyler tells Matt that was supposed to be their moment last week. They won the match fair and square but then that pinhead Matt Striker came to the ring and got what he deserved.
Curt agrees and he says that they are the two biggest potential superstars on the roster. They should be on Raw, Smackdown, and pay per view. Instead they are begging for matches on NXT. He says that is utterly ridiculous.
Tyler says that Matt Striker will probably tell everyone a different story. Matt will say that they bullied and intimidated him. They are more like politicians without the suits. They seize the opportunities.
Curt says that we are talking about a man who had to become an announcer to save his job and he isn’t that good at it. He says there is a lot of talent on the roster and this show needs change and Curt reveals a t-shirt that parodies the Obama Change shirt.
Matt says that he has given everyone in NXT a chance to shine.
Curt and Tyler want Matt to come to the ring and Matt says that he won’t do it. Matt says that if last week was their best, Curt has problems because he didn’t hit that hard.
Matt says that he brought in a substitute and then Curt and Tyler go through every lower midcard wrestler of the last thirty years.
Matt walks to the back and William Regal gets up and calls Tyler and Curt ‘Sunshine’. He says that he doesn’t know if this is a really good idea, but he is in charge tonight. William says that we are going to have a few matches tonight. Curt will be in a match next, and Tyler is banned from ringside.
He calls Tyler a dirty, filthy swine and tells Reks to take a shower or bugger off. William tells Curt that if he wants great competition and face the finest that the WWE has to offer, he will face the man who is going to come to the ring.
Match Number One: Curt Hawkins versus Tyson Kidd
Curt with a kick and forearm to the back and then he tries to send Kidd over the top rope to the floor but Kidd skins the cat. Hawkins dives under Kidd and then Kidd with a rana as he uses the ring post for momentum.
Kidd sends Hawkins into the ring apron and then he tries for a kick from the apron but Hawkins blocks it and he sends Kidd face first into the apron as we go to commercial.
We are back and Hawkins with a suplex and a near fall. Hawkins with knees to the back and a reverse chin lock. Kidd with elbows and kicks followed by a back heel kick. Hawkins trips Kidd as he goes to the floor. Hawkins with an elbow drop and he gets a near fall.
Kidd and Hawkins exchange punches but Hawkins maintains control. Hawkins with a rear chin lock. Kidd gets to his feet and he punches Hawkins but Hawkins sends Kidd into the turnbuckles and he slaps him. Hawkins with an Irish whip but he misses a forearm into the corner when Kidd moves.
Kidd with a forearm and a back elbow followed by a back heel kick. Kidd avoids Hawkins attempt to trip him and he sends Hawkins into the ringside barrier. Kidd with a kick to the head from the apron.
Kidd goes for the springboard elbow drop and he hits it but only gets a two count. Kidd tries for the Sharpshooter but Hawkins kicks him away. Hawkins with a kick and Impaler DDT but he can only get a two count.
Kidd rolls to the ropes but Hawkins punches Kidd. Kidd kicks Hawkins and goes to the apron. Kidd with a shoulder from the apron and a reverse rana. Hawkins with an inverted suplex for a near fall because Kidd gets his foot on the ropes.
Hawkins puts Kidd on the turnbuckles and tries for a superplex but Kidd blocks it and he hits a gourdbuster off the turnbuckles. Kidd with a victory roll but he turns it into the Sharpshooter and Hawkins taps out.
Winner: Tyson Kidd
We go to commercial.
We are back and William Regal tells Titus that he has shown an aggressive streak lately, but he will have to be on fire tonight.
Match Number Two: Titus O’Neil versus Yoshi Tatsu
They lock up and Titus sends Yoshi to the mat. Yoshi with a waist lock but Titus with an elbow. Yoshi with kicks and Titus pushes Yoshi into the ropes. Yoshi with chops to Titus but Titus with a back breaker as he appears to be focusing on Yoshi’s back. Titus with forearms to the kidneys. Titus with a clothesline in the corner and then he gets a near fall.
Titus with an arm bar as he taunts Yoshi. Titus turns it into a key lock. Yoshi tries for a kick but Titus blocks it and sends him to the mat. Titus with a slam and a reverse chin lock. Yoshi gets to his feet and he punches Titus but Titus with a knee followed by an Irish whip. Titus misses a charge into the corner and Yoshi with chops and kicks in the corner.
Yoshi sets for the running knee into the corner and he hits it. Yoshi with a running kick to the chest and he gets a near fall. Titus with an Irish whip and Yoshi tries to float over but Titus with a kick to the midsection and Titus hits Clash of the Titus for the three count.
Winner: Titus O’Neil
After the match, Titus gets on the mic and he wants to make sure that Mr. Regal saw him. He says that he wants competition and he wants Alex Riley.
Alex Riley’s music plays and he comes out. Alex says that there is no need to yell and he has no problem telling it to his face. Alex says that he lives by the phrase, ‘don’t talk about it, be about it’. He wants to drop the mics and fight.
Titus goes to the floor while Alex enters. Titus says that he doesn’t have a problem facing Alex, but he just competed in a match. Titus says that he has no problem facing Alex next week. Titus says that he has a Valentine’s date.
Kaitlyn and Caylee Turner are in the hallway and Kaitlyn says that she hopes that Derrick breaks up with Maxine and Caylee tries to ask Kaitlyn if she wants to be with Derrick.
Johnny Curtis enters the hallway and he wants them to check out the new disco ball in his van. They leave and a delivery man with roses and chocolates is looking for Derrick. Of course Curtis says that he is Bateman and he signs for it. Johnny reads the card and it is from Maxine. Johnny says that it is like stealing candy from a Bateman.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Percy Watson is in the ring and William tells Percy that he probably wants a rematch against Titus and beat Darren Young last week. He wants to see how Percy does against a WWE Superstar.
Match Number Three: Percy Watson versus Michael McGillicutty
They lock up and Watson with a side head lock and take down but Michael with a head scissors and Percy escapes. They lock up again and Percy with a rollup for a near fall. Watson with a running forearm to the head but he misses an enzuigiri. Michael sends Percy into the turnbuckels and hits a clothesline to the back of the head and then he kicks Percy.
Michael with a hard Irish whip and Percy is down. Michael works on the back and he connects with a knee to the midsection. Michael with a drop kick and near fall. Michael with a knee in the back and then he sits back on a rear chin lock. Michael turns it into a reverse chin lock and he gets a near fall.
Michael with an arm bar but Percy with a punch. Michael with a knee but Percy hits a float over DDT and both men are down. Percy struggles to get back on his feet but Percy with punches followed by a drop kick. Watson with a flying clothesline and then he hits a butterfly suplex and then he tries for the Showtime Splash but Michael gets his knees up. Michael misses a splash into the corner and Watson hits the F5 for the three count.
Winner: Percy Watson
Maxine is in the locker room and she sees a note on some candy that is for Kaitlyn from Derrick. Maxine is not happy and we go to commercial.
We have the Raw Rebound.
We are back and Kaitlyn has joined William and Josh at the announce table.
William says that all is fair in love and war and he has been bested by both in his opponents. Heath Slater and Johnny Curtis come out.
Josh wonders if this will be a handicap match but William has another announcement. He tells Derrick that he is going to need a tag team partner so he brings someone out and it is Justin Gabriel.
Match Number Four: Derrick Bateman and Justin Gabriel versus Johnny Curtis and Heath Slater
Justin and Curtis start things off and Gabriel with a waist lock and Curtis with an elbow and punches. Gabriel with a spinning heel kick and Curtis goes to the floor. Bateman hits a suicide dive onto Curtis and Gabriel with a suicide dive onto Slater as we go to commercial.
We are back and Curtis crotches Gabriel on the top turnbuckle. Slater tags in and he connects with punches to Gabriel. Slater with kicks to the hamstring. Slater works on the leg and he drops an elbow to the knee.
Slater with a kick to Gabriel and then he hits an atomic drop to the knee. Gabriel avoids a second one and gets a near fall with a sunset flip. Slater with a clothesline for a near fall. Curtis tags in and he kicks Gabriel and hits a modified dragon screw leg whip and then he works on the ankle and knee.
Gabriel punches Curtis but Curtis continues to work on the leg. Curtis with a European uppercut but Gabriel gets a near fall with a rollup. Curtis with a near fall. Curtis with a step over toe hold on Gabriel but Gabriel with a kick. Gabriel lands on his feet but he tweaks his knee a bit.
Curtis misses a charge into the corner and he hits the turnbuckles. Bateman and Slater tag in and he hits a clothesline followed by a forearm and another clotheslines. Bateman with a running drop kick into the corner and then he hits a snap mare driver for the three count.
Winners: Derrick Bateman and Justin Gabriel
After the match, Maxine comes to the ring with the candy and she attacks Kaitlyn. Maxine continues the attack and Derrick tries to separate them. Kaitlyn has chocolate all over her face and Maxine tries to inflict more damage on Kaitlyn. Derrick carries Maxine to the back and Johnny Curtis has a psychotic look on his face.