On this day in history in ....
1942 - Lobo Negro defeats Bobby Manales in a tournament final to win the Mexican National Welterweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico. Bobby Arreola had vacated the title in November due to injury.
1945 - Dean Detton defeats Vincent Lopez for the San Francisco Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title in San Francisco, California. This began Detton's sixth reign and ended Lopez's second.
1966 - Chief Little Eagle defeats Eduardo Perez to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title, beginning Eagle's third reign and ending Perez's second.
1970 - Al Greene and Frank Martinez defeat Johnny Walker and Tojo Yamamoto in a tournament final in Memphis, Tennessee to win the vacant Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Title.
1971 - Ciclón Veloz, Jr. defeats Umbero Garza for the Mexican National Middleweight Title in Monterrey, Mexico.
1974 - Paula Niet and Jackie West defeat Mariko Akagi and Junko Sasaki to win the WWWA World Tag Team Title in Toyama, Japan. This began and ended each teams' second reigns.
1974 - Ken Lucas defeats The Wrestling Pro for the NWA Alabama Heavyweight Title in New Brocton, Alabama, ending the Pro's third reign and beginning Lucas' fourth.
1976 - Flash Flanagan is born in Detroit, Michigan.
1979 - Abdullah the Butcher defeats Jumbo Tsuruta to win the annual AJPW Champion's Carnival tournament.
1979 - Dory Funk, Jr. and Terry Funk defeat The Invaders (I and II) for the WWC World Tag Team Title in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
1979 - Jake Roberts defeats Big Daddy Ritter (Junkyard Dog) for the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title in Calgary, Alberta. At the same show, Leo Burke and Bruce Hart win the Stampede International Tag Team Title from Mr. Hito and Mr. Sakurada, and begin their second reign.
1979 - The Black Pair (Yumi Ikeshita and Mami Kumano) defeat The Queen Angels (Tomi Aoyama and Lucy Kayama) to win the WWWA World Tag Team Title in Tokyo, Japan.
1980 - The Junkyard Dog and Buck Robley defeat The Fabulous Freebirds (Terry Gordy and Michael Hayes) for the Mid-South Tag Team Title in Monroe, Louisiana.
1981 - Bill Dundee and The Dream Machine win their third AWA Southern Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee, defeating Masa Fuchi and Mr. (Atsushi) Onita.
1982 - Jim Breaks wins his seventh British Lightweight Title in Wolverhampton, England, ending Steve Grey's second reign.
1984 - In Waukesha, Winsconsin, Ken Patera and Mr. Saito throw a 30-pound boulder through the window of a McDonald's restaurant after they were refused service after hours.
1985 - Mexican Angel and Fidel Sierra defeat Al Perez and Joe Savoldi for the WWC World Tag Team Title in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This was a rematch from their March 23 meeting, also in San Juan, with Perez and Savoldi defending in that match.
1986 - El Solitario (real name Roberto González Cruz) dies of a heart attack at age 39. During his career he held both the NWA World Light Heavyweight and Middleweight Championships in EMLL, as well as several titles in the UWA.
1986 - Luis Mariscal defeats Valente Fernández to win the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Title.
1987 - Rocky Johnson and Soul Train Jones (Virgil/Vincent) defeat Big Bubba (Typhoon/Tugboat) and Goliath in Memphis, Tennessee for the AWA Southern Tag Team Title.
1988 - Atlantis and Angel Azteca defeat Masakre and MS-1 for the Mexican National Tag Team Title.
1991 - Dave Taylor defeats Dave Finlay for the British Heavyweight Title in King's Lynn, England.
1991 - The British Bulldogs (The Dynamite Kid and Johnny Smith) defeat Kenta Kobashi and Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (subbing for the injured Johnny Ace) to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Title in Osaka, Japan.
1993 - Los Brazos (El Brazo, Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata) defeat The New Infernales (MS-1, Pirata Morgan and Satanico) to win the CMLL World Trios Title in Mexico City, Mexico, ending their second reign.
1996 - The Canadian Glamour Boys (Sean Morley and Shane Sewell) defeat Huracán Castillo, Jr. and Ray Gonzalez for the WWC World Tag Team Title, to begin their second reign.
1997 - WCW held the second Spring Stampede pay-per-view at the Tupelo Coliseum in Tupelo, Mississippi. The event got a 0.58 buyrate. The results were:
- Rey Misterio, Jr. pinned Ultimo Dragon with a Hurricanrana.
- WCW Women's Champion Akira Hokuto pinned Madusa, after Luna Vachon tripped Madusa when she attempted a powerbomb, to retain the title.
- WCW World Television Champion Prince Iaukea pinned William Regal with a Hurricanrana to retain the title.
- The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock) defeated Jeff Jarrett and Steve McMichael (with Debra), when Rock pinned Jarrett.
- WCW World Tag Team Champion Kevin Nash (with Ted DiBiase and WCW Cruiserweight Champion Syxx) defeated Rick Steiner to retain the title. The match was originally scheduled to be The Outsiders defending against The Steiner Brothers, but Scott Hall no-showed and Scott Steiner got "arrested" earlier in the show.
- Lex Luger defeated The Giant, Booker T and Stevie Ray in a Four Corners match, by making Steveie Ray submit with the Torture Rack, to become #1 contender to the WCW World Heavyweight Title.
- Diamond Dallas Page (with Kimberly) pinned Randy Savage in a no disqualification match after a Diamond Cutter.
1998 - The Monday Night War continued, with WWF RAW is WAR edging WCW Monday Nitro, 4.7 to 4.6 in the ratings.
WCW Monday Nitro aired live from the Miami Arena in Miami, Florida. The results were:
- El Dandy, La Parka and Psychosis defeated Tokyo Magnum, Nobunaga and Judo Suwa.
- WCW World Television Champion Booker T defeated Disco Inferno to retain the title.
- Kidman defeated Lenny Lane.
- Konnan defeated Norman Smiley.
- Buff Bagwell defeated WCW United States Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page by countout. Page retained the title.
- Goldberg defeated Hammer.
- Ultimo Dragon defeated Chavo Guerrero, Jr. (with Eddie Guerrero).
- Lex Luger defeated Barry Darsow.
- Brian Adams and Curt Hennig (with Rick Rude) defeated The British Bulldog and Jim Neidhart.
- WCW Cruiserweight Champion Chris Jericho defeated Juventud Guerrera to retain the title.
- Scott Steiner (with Vincent) defeated Sick Boy.
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion Sting defeated Kevin Nash (with Konnan) by disqualification to retain the title.
WWF RAW is WAR was taped on March 31 at the War Memorial at OnCenter in Syracuse, New York. Along with RAW, the April 11 edition of Shotgun Saturday Night was taped. The results:
- Adam Copeland defeated Shawn Stasiak.
- Sean Morley defeated Tom Brandi.
Shotgun Saturday Night:
- The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust pinned José Estrada after the Curtain Call.
- NWA World Tag Team Champions The New Midnight Express (Bodacious Bob and Bombastic Bart) defeated The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton), when Holly pinned Gibson after a bulldog, to retain the title.
- WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Taka Michinoku defeated Scott Taylor to retain the title. After the match, Michinoku was attacked by Kaientai.
- Jeff Jarrett defeated Raymond Clark.
- L.O.D. 2000 (Animal and Hawk (with Sunny)) defeated Roy Raymond and Frank Stalletto.
RAW is WAR:
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Dan Severn (with Jim Cornette) defeated Flash Funk by submission.
- Steve Blackman defeated Brian Christopher by disqualification. After the match, while being distracted by Tennessee Lee, Jeff Jarrett busted a guitar over Blackman's head.
- Owen Hart defeated WWF Intercontinental Champion The Rock by disqualification when Chyna interfered and hit Owen with a baseball bat as he had Rock in the Sharpshooter. The Rock retained the title.
- Luna (with The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust) pinned Matt Knowles (H.C. Loc) after Goldust attacked Knowles before the match.
- Ken Shamrock defeated Marc Mero by disqualification when The Nation of Domination interfered.
- D-Generation X (WWF Tag Team Champions The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Road Dogg) and WWF European Champion Triple H (with Chyna and X-Pac)) defeated The Disciples of Apocalypse (8-Ball, Chainz and Skull). After the match, DX attacked DOA with chairs until L.O.D. 2000 made the save.
- In a dark match after the show, WWF Champion Steve Austin, Ken Shamrock and The Undertaker defeated The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust, WWF Intercontinental Champion The Rock and Kane.
1999 - Blade Boudreaux defeats Brickhouse Brown for the NWA Mississippi World Television Title in Cleveland, Mississippi.
2002 - The WWF Hardcore Title changes hands several times at a house show in Salt Lake City, Utah. WWF European Champion William Regal pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Bubba Ray Dudley to win the title after hitting him with brass knuckles. Goldust then pinned Regal to win his second title. Raven pinned Goldust to win the title for the 13th time, with Bubba Ray winning it back from Raven, beginning his second reign.
2002 - Eddie Colón wins his sixth WWC World Junior Heavyweight Title from Rey Misterio, Jr. in Caguas, Puerto Rico. At the same event, Rico Suave defeats Ricky Santana for the WWC World Television Title.
2002 - El Lobo defeats Super Crazy in Carolina, Puerto Rico to win the IWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Title.
2002 - Two East Coast Wrestling Association titles change hands in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Ooh La La wins his second ECWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title from Mozart Fontaine, and Low Ki and Xavier win the ECWA Tag Team Title in a somewhat complicated fashion. Christopher Daniels and Xavier were challenging American Dragon and Low Ki, with the wrestler getting the winning fall could choose a new partner, because of problems between the champions. Dragon pinned Daniels, but Low Ki was the legal man in the match, so Low Ki officially won the fall. He chose Xavier to be his new partner.
2002 - The East Coast Connection (Sick Dog and J.T. Wolfen) defeat Bruiser and Tiki for the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Title in Kaneohe, Hawaii, beginning their second reign.
2002 - Rocky Reynolds defeats Jason Rumble for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title in Parkersburg, West Virginia, beginning Reynolds' third reign and ended Rumble's second.
2003 - Beau Douglas and Todd Hanson defeat The Seven (Apocalypse and Vertebreaker) for the NWA New England Tag Team Title in Riverside, Rhode Island.
2005 - Chris Hero defeats Mike Quackenbush in Dunbar, West Virginia to become the first IWA East Coast Heavyweight Champion.
2006 - The Ultimate Fighting Championship held Ultimate Fight Night 4 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show aired live on Spike TV and got a 1.63 rating, and it aired prior to the premiere of The Ultimate Fighter 3. The results were:
- Chael Sonnen defeated Trevor Prangley by unanimous decision after three rounds in a middleweight bout.
- Josh Koscheck defeated Ansar Chalangov by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:29 of round one in a welterweight bout.
- Dan Christison defeated Brad Imes by submission (armbar) at 3:37 of round three in a heavyweight bout.
- Jon Fitch defeated Josh Burkman by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:57 of round two in a welterweight bout.
- Luke Cummo defeated Jason Von Flue by unanimous decision after three rounds in a welterweight bout.
Main card bouts:
- Chris Leben defeated Luigi Fioravanti by unanimous decision after three rounds in a middleweight bout.
- Josh Neer defeated Joe Stevenson by unanimous decision after three rounds in a welterweight bout.
- Rashad Evans defeated Sam Hoger by split decision after three rounds in a light heavyweight bout.
- Stephan Bonnar defeated Keith Jardine by unanimous decision after three rounds in a light heavyweight bout.
2007 - Francisco Ciatso defeats Glacier for the Pro Wrestling WORLD-1 Southern Heavyweight Title in Tifton, Georgia.
2008 - Atlanta FOX affiliate channel 5 led off its Sunday evening newscast with the story of a box filled with what police have confirmed to be human growth hormone and syringes in several shoeboxes found in a crawl space inside a Locus Grove, Georgia home where a WWE performer (thus far unnamed) formerly resided.
The shoeboxes contained a copy of the performer's WWE contract, a 2004 memo on the company's dress code policy for performers, as well as several small bottles labeled as testosterone, the steroid Neomasteron, and several unmarked bottles and unopened syringes. WWE implemented their Wellness Policy in 2005 after the death of Eddie Guerrero.
The homeowner, who hasn't been identified by authorities told FOX 5, "well being the fact that I have children I was horrified because my kids actually play up in that room and so the first thing I thought is what if there were to open that and they would have gotten a hold of the stuff and the syringes."
WWE's Kevin Hennesy told Fox 5, "Wrestlers can only be prescribed steroids by a physician which is rare and only for a specific medical condition and it is usually taken orally. If a wrestler is injecting steroids for performance enhancement purposes that would be a matter for local law enforcement."
Henry County Police are investigating, one of the reasons the wrestler in question has not been identified. The FOX story noted that authorities believed that talent was currently living outside of Georgia "with relatives."
2009 - WWE broadcast Raw. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:We start off with a look back at what some might call the 25th Anniversary of Wrestlemania. We have the photos to prove what happened.
We are live from Houston, Texas and your announcers are Michael ‘Vintage’ Cole and Jerry ‘I am the Intersect’ Lawler.
We start off with Randy Orton coming to the ring. Randy tells everyone that he does not know what sickens him more, that Triple H illegally used a sledgehammer to beat him last night or the fact that the people enjoyed every second of it. Orton says that it is good that everyone has a moment of happiness in their miserable lives. Orton says that last night proved nothing. Orton says that Triple H cannot beat him on his own and he will get his rematch. Orton says that the McMahon family owes it to him. The company owes it to him. Orton says that everyone owes it to him. Orton says that when he gets his rematch, he will beat Triple H and take his rightful place as WWE Champion. Orton tells the McMahon family that there will be problems if they get in his way. Orton reminds us that he bashed ‘the old man’ and ‘the son’ in the skull. He reminds us that he RKOed and IEDDTed Stephanie. Maybe he attends a McMahon family outing. He says that he hasn’t seen Linda in a while. Why not introduce himself to the McMahon grandkids.
Vince McMahon’s music plays because there is NO CHANCE that Randy is going to be at the McPicnic. Vince is in his announcer jacket and Randy leaves the ring when Vince arrives. Vince says that if Orton wants to get his hands on a McMahon, there is one in the ring. Vince says that he will give Randy what he wants. Vince says that he is not going to give Randy another championship match because Randy does not deserve it because of the hell he put his family through. Vince says that Randy will get some backlash and it will take place at Backlash. It will be when he is in the ring with Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase. They will face ‘his son-in-law’ Triple H, ‘his son’ Shane McMahon, and Vince McMahon.
Orton says that he is in shock that Vince is in a match where he can hide behind Shane and Triple H. Randy says that Vince is terrified of him. Vince says that Randy is terrified because Rhodes and DiBiase aren’t standing with him. Vince says that without Rhodes and DiBiase, Orton is an abject failure. Orton suggests that he face Vince in an one-on-one match. Orton wonders if he would be a failure then. Randy says that he does not need Ted or Cody tonight and he did not need him to bash in his head. Orton says that he might as well have his Wrestlemania moment a day late when he puts Vince down. Randy asks Vince if he wants the match. Vince says that Randy might put him down or put him in a coma, but he has his match.
We are back and we have lumberjacks because they didn’t get on the pay per view. We are told that this match took place last night.
Match Number One: John Morrison and The Miz versus Carlito and Primo Colon for the Unified Tag Titles in a Lumberjack Match
Morrison and Carlito start things off and Morrison with a kick and forearm followed by a punch and kick and European uppercut. Carlito with a springboard back elbow for a near fall. Carlito punches Morrison and then Primo is tagged in and they hit a slingshot senton and leg drop combination. Primo with a head scissors for a near fall. Primo punches Morrison and Morrison sends Primo to the apron. Primo stays on the apron and then he drop kicks Morrison to the floor. It is time to beat up Morrison on the floor before he is brought back in. We go to commercial.
We are back and Morrison with a side head lock on Primo. We see footage of the lumberjacks beating up Primo as well. We are back to live action and Miz tags in and they hit a double face plant but Carlito breaks up the cover. Miz with a reverse chin lock but Primo with a jawbreaker and Carlito is tagged in. Carlito with a forearm to the head followed by a back body drop and kick. Carlito with a running knee lift and then he hits a snap corkscrew suplex. Miz sends Carlito to the apron and then Miz punches Carlito from the turnbuckles. Miz tries for a superplex but they continue to fight on the turnbuckle. Miz and Carlito fall and it is time for lumberjacks to get involved. Primo hits a tope onto some lumberjacks and then Morrison with a reverse 630 onto lumberjacks. Carlito gets a near fall on Miz and Morrison breaks things up. Primo and Morrison go to the floor and it is Lumberjack war. Carlito tries for a lungblower but Miz holds on to the ropes. Mzi with a near fall. Miz gets Carlito on his shoulders but Carlito with a lungblower for the three count.
Winners: Carlito and Primo
We see Vince in his office and he is getting ready for his match. Shane enters and he says that Backlash is supposed to be a six man tag. Vince says that he knows. He says that he never backs down from a challenge. Vince says that he needs a couple minutes and then he tells Shane that he knows that if Rhodes and DiBiase get involved, Shane has his back. Vince wants Orton.
We go to commercial . . . after a look at John Cena’s press tour for the prequel to Orange Sash. Apparently Cena has been on more shows to hype 12 Rounds than people saw the movie.
We are back and did you know that Wrestlemania was available to the military?
Match Number Two: Melina, Kelly Kelly, Jillian Hall, Mickie James, and Layla versus Maryse, Maria, Natalya, Gail Kim, and Eve Torres
Melina and Gail start things off and they lock up with Melina hitting a side head lock and take down. Gail with a head scissors but Melina escapes. Gail with a leg trip and Melina with a bridge. Melina with a forearm followed by an Irish whip but Gail floats over. Melina with a matrix move and Gail with a drop kick and forearm. Melina with a handspring back elbow but Gail with a cross body. Gail sends Melina to the floor and then Maryse kicks Melina while Gail distracts the referee. Natalya tags in and she hits a discus clothesline on Melina. Natalya with a kick to Melina and then she tries for a surfboard and locks in a variation. Melina with a kick and Mickie is tagged in and she punches Natalya followed by a Thesz Press and punches. Mickie with a snap mare and drop kick for a near fall. Mickie with forearms and a back kick. Mickie tries for a DDT but Natalya with a knee. Natalya with a wheelbarrow slam for a near fall and Layla makes the save. Natalya throws Layla out of the ring and it is lumberjack warfare (whoops wrong match). Back in the ring Mickie hits a Tornado DDT for the three count.
Winners: Raw Divas
Shane McMahon is walking in the back and he sees his brother-in-law in the locker room. Shane says that he was trying to talk some sense into dad. Shane suggests that Hunter talk some sense to dad. Hunter says that he will try.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Slam of the Week: The greatest 21 seconds of Wrestlemania history from the 25th Anniversary of Wrestlemania if your name is not John Bradshaw Layfield.
Match Number Three: Jeff Hardy, Ricky Steamboat, CM Punk, Rey Mysterio, and John Cena versus Chris Jericho, Kane, Matt Hardy, Big Show, and Edge
We join the match in progress and Rey and Matt Hardy are in the match. Matt with a punch and then he kicks Rey. Rey with a drop toe hold to Matt. Matt with a sunset flip and Jeff tags in and Matt goes to the corner and he tags in Edge. Matt leaves the apron for a moment before Edge and Jeff lock up. Edge with a knee and punch to Jeff. Jeff with a head scissors and then Jeff and Edge collide. Cena tags in and Edge punches him. Cena with a bulldog after an Irish whip. Cena tags in Steamboat and Ricky goes up top for a chop and an arm bar followed by a back heel kick for a near fall. Steamboat with an arm bar and a cross body for a near fall. Edge with a knee and then Kane is tagged in. Kane misses a punch but Steamboat does not and he hits a series of chops. Kane misses a charge into the corner. Steamboat with drop kicks and arm drags. Steamboat with a drop kick to Kane’s knee and then Steamboat goes up top for a chop to the head. Kane hits a side slam and it was vintage. Jericho tags in and he kicks Steamboat followed by a punch. Show tags in and he chops Steamboat followed by a choke in the corner. Show with a head butt and punch but Steamboat fights back with chops. Show responds with a head butt. Jericho tags back in and he kicks Steamboat followed by a clothesline for a near fall. Jericho with a sleeper with the arm isolated. Steamboat with punches to Jericho and then Jericho tries for the Walls of Jericho and he has it locked in. Steamboat tries to roll through and he escapes and gets a rollup for a two count. Jericho with a forearm to the kidneys but Steamboat escapes a belly-to-back attempt. Punk tags in and he hits a springboard clothesline followed by an Irish whip and knee to the head. Punk with a bulldog and then he knocks Hardy and Edge off the apron. Kane with a punch to Punk while the referee was out of position and then Jericho can only get a near fall. Kane tags in and he hits a kick to the head. We go to commercial.
We are back and Kane and Punk are in the ring. Kane with a big boot to Punk and Matt tags in and gets a near fall. Matt with a front face lock and Edge is tagged in and they hit a double back elbow on Punk for a near fall. Show tags back in and he head butts Punk and then he steps on Punk’s head. Show with the shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh chop to Punk and then tags in Edge a bit emphatically. Edge with a knee to the back and a kick to the shoulder. Kane tags in and he puts Punk on the top turnbuckle. Punk with a forearm followed by a kick and forearm. Kane goes to the mat and Punk with a double sledge attempt but Kane grabs Punk by the throat and Punk counters a choke slam with a DDT and both men are down.
Jeff and Edge tag in and Jeff with a series of clotheslines followed by a reverse atomic drop, leg drop and drop kick for a near fall. Jeff hits Whisper in the Wind and Matt interferes. Jeff throws Matt out and he hits a pescado. Show has Cena on his back and Rey tags in. Cena and Show go to the floor. Rey with a rana that sends Edge into the ropes. Jericho gets ranaed into the ropes for a double 619. Rey and Steamboat with stereo splashes onto Edge and Jericho and Rey gets the three count.
Winners: John Cena, Rey Mysterio, Jeff Hardy, Ricky Steamboat, and CM Punk
After the match, they briefly celebrate in the ring as a team and then they leave Steamboat in the ring to celebrate by himself.
Triple H enters the McOffice and Vince will not listen to anything that Hunter has to say. Hunter says that Vince is the most stubborn and obnoxious SOBs he has ever met but he is proud of Vince. Hunter tells Vince to finish it.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Vickie Guerrero comes out and she is in her wheelchair with Chavo Guerrero. Vickie says that when the board of directors asked her to be the interim General Manager of Raw in addition to the role of General Manager of Smackdown. After Wrestlemania, she would have the opportunity to be the general manager of one show, but not both. Vickie says that with the draft next week, a decision had to be made. Vickie says that she is now the permanent General Manager for Raw. She says that Raw has become stale and stagnant. Vickie says that she will bring a degree of professionalism. Vickie announces that her manager Edge will get a mandatory rematch against John Cena for the title at Backlash. She says that it is her husband’s last chance at regaining his championship. As far as the WWE Championship match goes, the six man tag match will be a title match. If Team McMahon wins, then Triple H keeps the title. If Team Legacy wins, Randy Orton wins the title. Vickie thanks everyone for welcoming her as the General Manager.
Vickie has another announcement to make and it interrupts Cole and Lawler. Vickie says that the match between John Cena and Edge will be a Last Man Standing Match.
We go to a slide show of Wrestlemania 25th Anniversary.
Legacy are standing in the hallway and they give the same awesome promo they did at Wrestlemania.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a commercial for the WWE Superstars show on WGN America.
Time to take a look back at the Hall of Fame Ceremony from Saturday night.
It is time for ‘Miss Wrestlemania’ Santina Marella (without her orange sash). Santina says that when her brother was not allowed in the Battle Royal at Wrestlemania, his heart was broken. She hopes that his heart can be mended because his sister won. She wonders what the future holds for Santina. Santina talks about what she could achieve.
Beth Phoenix comes out and it is time for some clubbering. Santina introduces herself and then introduces Beth to everyone. Beth tells him to cut the crap. She wonders what he is trying to do. She says that he is embarrassing himself in front of everyone. Beth tells him never to be in the Divas locker room again. Beth blames Santino for losing last night. Beth makes a challenge to Santino. Santino says that Beth is jealous. Beth asks him if he is man enough to face her.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Santin(a) Marella versus Beth Phoenix
We see footage during the commercial on WWE.com and we see Santina dance.
Beth wants to know if he is serious and she slaps him and follows that with punches and forearms while Santino cries like a woman. Beth tries to spank him but he escapes. Rosa tries to stop Beth from killing him. Beth gets Santino up for a slam but Santino holds on to the ropes. Santino falls back onto Beth and gets the three count.
Winner: Santin(a) Marella
Vince McMahon is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and did you know that there were a lot of places to watch Mania and languages to listen to it in?
Match Number Five: Randy Orton versus Vince McMahon
Orton stands in the ring and waits for Vince to do something. Vince slaps Orton and Orton goes down like a stack of dimes. Vince with another slap followed by a punch to the ribs. Vince with elbows to the head followed by a punch to the face. Vince with a kick to the midsection and Orton goes to the floor. Vince slams Randy’s head into the announce table. Vince runs Orton’s back into the ring apron. Vince rolls Randy back into the ring but Orton with a back breaker when Vince charges at him. Orton with a punch to the head followed by a kick to the head and a knee drop to the head. Orton with a series of knee drops to the head. Orton with an RKO and then he stands over McMahon as he waits for Vince to get back up. Orton sets for the field goal kick but he is clipped by Shane McMahon.
Shane attacks Orton and DiBiase and Rhodes stop Shane’s attack. It turns into a three-on-one attack on Shane. Triple H comes out and he clotheslines Rhodes and punches DiBiase before sending Ted into the ringside barrier.
Hunter and Orton fight in the ring and Hunter with a clothesline. Hunter punches Orton but DiBiase and Rhodes stop Hunter. Orton punches Hunter while Cody holds him. DiBiase hits the Million Dollar Slam on Shane. While Legacy continues the attack, Batista’s music plays and he is back. Batista spears Orton and then he clotheslines DiBiase over the top rope and then he hits a spinebuster on Rhodes. Rhodes escapes before Batista can hit the Batista Bomb, but Hunter sends him back in. Batista hits the Batista Bomb on Rhodes.
Vince gets on the mic and he says that he won’t make it to Backlash, so his replacement is Batista.
2010 - WWE released their Hart family documentary "Hart & Soul" on DVD.
2010 - TNA President Dixie Carter announced that Christy Hemme and Brian Kendrick were signed to new deals.
2010 - WWE broadcast NXT. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:We are live on tape from Chicago, Illinois and your announcers are Michael ‘On Tuesdays, I have a backbone’ Cole and Josh On Mondays, I stand up and hold a microphone’ Mathews. Your host is Matt ‘On Fridays, I sound a lot like PWInsider.com audio’ Striker.
Matt is on the stage and he brings out the rookies and they come out based on their rankings. Matt mentions that Daniel Bryan is currently ranked in first and then Matt talks about how the winner gets a pay per view match. Matt turns his attention to the other end of the rookie spectrum.
He also mentions the man in fifth place who is also not happy. Matt reminds us that David won the battle royal last week so he got to be the guest host on Raw. Matt says that Raw was entertaining and then he asks David why he walked away from a potential tag title. David says that he was the host of Raw and he says that he could do whatever he wanted. David says that he could have tagged Cena’s wimpering hand and then he could have taken the Miz’s head off and celebrated with John Cena. Otunga says that he doesn’t work with anyone. Otunga says that he did a favor for The Miz who is a judge and he is looking for some help to win.
Matt goes to Daniel Bryan and asks him if he thinks he deserves to be in first place. Bryan says that he doesn’t know if he deserves it but wonders if the Miz deserves to be a pro. Does David Otunga deserve to be guest host on Raw? Does Michael Cole deserve to replace Jim Ross on Raw? He says that he does not deserve to be number one, but will do what it takes to win. Striker says that Bryan should have said that he deserves to be in first.
Striker goes to Tarver and he asks Michael if Daniel Bryan deserves to be in first place. He says that he does not. Tarver says that everyone on the stage is a target and he needs to get out of his way. To this point, he has followed the rules, but now he is taking his opportunity. He is a pit bull without a leash and he is the most dangerous man in NXT . . . period.
It is time to test their mental and physical abilities with weekly challenges. We see a keg behind a ‘start/finish’ line. Matt says that the keg is filled with liquid and weighs over 160 pounds. The rookie has to carry the keg around the ring.
The first rookie is the man with the bulls eye on his chest and it is Daniel Bryan. Bryan finishes in 24.9 seconds. It is time for Wade Barrett to carry the keg around the ring. His time is 14.7 seconds. Justin Gabriel is third and his time is 13.6 seconds. Heath Slater is next and finishes in 12.0 seconds. David Otunga is next and his time is 14.1 seconds. Skip Sheffield is next and his time is 12.4 seconds. Michael Tarver is next and he drops the keg a few times and he is disqualified. Darren Young is last and his time is 13.6 seconds. Your winner is Heath Slater.
Striker asks Slater how he feels to win this challenge. Slater says that he is going to blow everyone’s minds in NXT. Striker tells Heath that you never know what is going to happen. He won the Keg Carry and he gets to be in the main event . . . against Kane.
Kane gets in Slater’s face and then he ignites the pyro in the ring. Kane backs up and he smiles as only Kane can.
We go to commercial.
We are back and did you know that Wrestlemania was a top search item on Google.
It is time for the Raw Rebound.
Matt Striker is with Skip Sheffield in the back. Matt reminds Skip that he is in sixth. Skip says that he should have won the keg carry because nobody is stronger than he is. He says that the contest was rigged. Skip says that the WWE Universe is not ready for him. Skip says that he is done being Mr. Nice Guy.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Darren Young versus Daniel Bryan
They lock up and Young with a knee and forearm to the back. Young with a back elbow. Young goes to the floor and Bryan with a baseball slide and then he hits a running knee from the apron. Bryan returns Young to the ring and then hits a missile drop kick for a near fall. Bryan with Cattle Mutilation but he doesn’t have it locked in properly. Bryan with a near fall followed by a back slide. Bryan with another back slide. Young sends Bryan’s head into the turnbuckles. Bryan with a sunset flip for a near fall. Young and Bryan exchange near falls and then they exchange slaps to the face. Young with a rollup and he gets the three count.
Winner: Darren Young
We go to commercial.
Justin Gabriel talks about being in third and he says that it can only get better for him. He says that his dad told him that once you get to the top you have to work harder to stay there.
Tarver talks about what it is like to deal with a pitbull that is unleashed. He says that is how he felt being in seventh and seeing every name ahead of him.
Match Number Two: Justin Gabriel versus Michael Tarver
They lock up and Gabriel with an arm drag. They lock up again and Tarver backs Gabriel into the corner and he connects with a knee and a hard Irish whip. Tarver with a boot to the midsection followed by a slam and a near fall. Tarver with an abdominal stretch. Gabriel with a float over and then he connects with a kick, knee, and a series of kicks to take Tarver down. Gabriel with a cross body into the corner and then he hits a springboard cross body. Gabriel goes up top but Tarver crotches Gabriel. Tarver with a punch to the midsection and then Gabriel drops Tarver on the top rope and kicks Tarver in the head followed by the 450 splash for the three count.
Winner: Justin Gabriel
We go to commercial.
We go to comments from David Otunga about his ranking. He says that he was disappointed. He says that everyone knows that he should be number one. He says that the pros are threatened by him.
Barrett says that he hates second place. He is here to win this and make money.
Match Number Three: David Otunga versus Wade Barrett
Otunga with a side head lock and he works on the arm but Barrett with a forearm and head butt. Barrett with an Irish whip and knee to the back. Barrett with a surfboard in the ropes and then he sends Otunga into the ropes and hits a few forearms to the kidneys. He tries for a third but you never do that so Otunga with a forearm of his own. Otunga is thrown to the floor. Barrett runs Otunga into the apron and rolls him back in. Barrett returns to the surfboard. Barrett misses a knee drop and a charge into the corner. Otunga with a punch but Barrett with a kick. Otunga with a reverse atomic drop and a flying shoulder tackle and elbow. Otunga with a slam and a near fall. Otunga with an inside cradle for a near fall followed by a neck breaker for a near fall. Barrett pulls Otunga off the turnbuckles followed by the fireman’s carry slam for the three count.
Winner: Wade Barrett
Heath Slater is getting ready in the locker room for Kane.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at what happened last week when Kane took on the NXT roster.
Match Number Four: Kane versus Heath Slater
Slater avoids Kane and then he hits Kane with a couple of knees and hits a drop toe hold that sends Kane into the turnbuckles. Slater with a missile drop kick and then he hits a cross body and gets a near fall. Slater punches Kane but Kane with a big boot and then he throws Slater to the floor. Kane follows after him and hits an uppercut. Kane runs Slater into the apron and Kane punches him. Kane rolls Slater into the ring and then he puts Slater in the corner and connects with a forearm and punch. Kane with a snap mare and rear chin lock. Slater punches Kane and tries for a sunset flip and gets a near fall. Kane with a side slam for a near fall. Kane chokes Slater in the ropes and then he kicks Slater. Kane with a snap mare and drop kick for a near fall. Slater with punches but Kane with a clothesline and Slater is down. Kane goes up top and hits the clothesline. Kane with a vintage uppercut followed by an Irish whip and running clothesline into the corner. Kane with another Irish whip but Slater gets his boot up. Kane with a choke slam to Slater for the three count.
2011 - A press release announcing the creation of the Territory League in California, headed by Rikishi and Gangrel, among others, is released.
2011 - Juggalo Championship Wrestling ran an Internet PPV in Dearborn, Michigan, featuring the following results:
*Jimmy Jacobs defeated The Man of 1,000 Gimmicks in the first of a best of 3 series, loser leaves JCW! /p>
*Rob Conway Defeated Peeping Tom, Dik Hummer, and Harry Balls in a gauntlet exhibition. Conway was billed as the The Submissionary.
*Zach Gowen with U-Gene defeated Sexy Slim Goodie.
*The Weedman defeated Isabella Smothers with Bull Pain. Officer Colt Cabana (yes, Cabana) arrested Weedman during his victory celebration, and then beat him with a night stick. Cabana vowed to arrest at least one Juggalo at each event moving forward.
*Sabu and Charlie Brown were choked out and knocked out during an interview segment by Rob Conway, who hit the ring through the front door as he was sent by 2 Tuff Tony.
*Kongo Kong with Truth Martini destroyed Superstar Bill Martel.
**JCW Tag Team champions Madman Pondo and Necro Butcher won a tables, ladders, thumbtacks and barbedwire weapons match defeating The Bumpin Uglies in a wild, bloody, brawl.
*Rhino, Corp. Robinson and 2 Tuff Tony defeated The Haters and Richie Boy Bryer Wellington with Truth Martini and Butler Geeves. There was a huge brawl after which saw JCW Commissioner Violent J restoring order with an axe.
2011 - The Los Angeles Times featured a story on at WWE taking the word "Wrestling" out of their product. When asked eliminating the word from WWE Vince McMahon said, "I think every brand has to re-create itself. I want everyone to look at us in a vastly different way than they have. Vince also said to help in the re-branding of WWE, he is willing to invest in other media ventures, such as producing live events. Vince said, "No one does television production better than we do, it's damn near the Olympics. We know more about live event touring than anyone in the United States."2012 - WWE broadcast Smackdown. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:
The show starts off with a graphic stating ‘In Memory of Chief Jay Strongbow’.
We begin the Laurinaitis era on Smackdown with the man who makes coffee an accessory, David Otunga and he has his crimson Barrett Blazer. David introduces everyone to the new General Manager of this show.
John walks to the ring with David and he welcomes everyone to Smackdown. He says that he knows that everyone is excited about tonight as him because now there will be competent leadership.
John says hello to Booker T and he is not smiling, but Michael is smiling enough for everyone at the announce table.
John says that this is the start of a new era and he proclaims that it will be People Power. John says that he hopes the transition is smooth. He wants Teddy Long to come out to thank him for all of his years of service on Smackdown.
Teddy Long comes out and he is not in a dancing mood.
John starts to talk and Teddy interrupts him. Teddy says that being out of a job has one benefit. It gives him the freedom to tell John to go to hell. Teddy says that he did not come out here to whine and complain about what happened on Sunday. Teddy says that he is living with the results. Teddy says that everyone told him he was crazy to come to Smackdown and even crazier to come to the ring.
Teddy says that he could not walk away from Smackdown because it was the greatest job that he ever had without thanking the WWE Universe. Teddy says that he hopes that everyone has had as much fun watching Smackdown as he has had being the General Manager. Teddy wants a Holla holla Holla and the fans give it to him.
John cuts Teddy’s music and he tells Teddy that he interrupted him. John offers Teddy a new job in his administration.
Teddy thinks about it and he says that he needs a job, but he will not work for Johnny. He tells Johnny to take his job and shove it.
John mentions Teddy’s grandchildren and their college educations.
David reminds Teddy about a College Fund that the WWE set up for Teddy’s children. The college fund is controlled by the Smackdown general manager. John suggests that Teddy accept the job because the college fund will be safe. He tells Teddy he can trust him because his word is golden.
John offers his hand but he pulls it back before Teddy can shake it. John wants Teddy that he has to tell everyone that he is better than him.
Teddy says that Johnny is better than him but John does not think everyone heard him. Teddy says it again and John tells Teddy to go to the back to work on his job. Teddy asks what his job is and Johnny says that he is not sure what his job will be.
Johnny announces two matches for tonight’s show. Randy Orton will face Kane in a rematch from Sunday. David Otunga will face R Truth, but it will be a handicap match with Otunga being joined by Mark Henry.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: David Otunga and Mark Henry versus R Truth
Otunga starts things off and he kicks Truth and punches him but Truth punches back. Otunga with a kick and Irish whip but Truth floats over and does a hand spring and split followed by a leg lariat. Truth with the Lie Detector for a near fall.
Henry tags in and Truth with a punch and kick but he runs into a boot from Henry. We see Abraham Washington watching in the back and Henry takes Truth to the mat. Henry with an Irish whip but he misses a splash. Henry catches Truth and hits the World’s Strongest Slam. Otunga wants to tag in because Truth is barely moving so he has a chance. Otunga with a cover for the three count.
Winners: Mark Henry and David Otunga
After the match, Kane’s pyro goes off and he makes his way to the ring. We go to commercial.
We are back with information about this week’s Super Smackdown and the Blast from the Past.
Match Number Two: Randy Orton versus Kane in a No Disqualification Match
Orton with punches to Kane but Kane punches back. Kane with knees and an uppercut followed by a clothesline that sends Orton over the top rope to the floor. Kane follows after Orton and Orton kicks and punches Kane. Orton sends Kane into the ringside barrier but Kane with a punch and he sends Orton into the announce table.
Kane punches Orton in the midsection and then Orton blocks a shot into the ring steps and Orton sends Kane over the announce table. Orton punches Kane while announcers scatter. Orton with more punches and Kane sends Orton into the ring steps. Kane with an uppercut and he sends Orton into the ring steps again following it with an uppercut.
Kane with an uppercut and they go up the ramp to the back. Orton punches Kane but Kane with an uppercut. Kane sends Orton head first into the stage and then Kane puts Orton on the stage. Orton with punches and Kane staggers on the edge of the stage. Kane grabs Orton by the throat and he sets for a choke slam off the stage but Orton with punches and kicks. Kane pushes Orton away on an RKO attempt and then Kane hits a DDT and both men are down.
We go to commercial.
We are back and they have returned to the ring. Kane is in charge of the match and he exposes the turnbuckle. Kane tries to send Orton into the corner but Orton blocks it. Orton with punches and then he tries to Irish whip Kane but Kane reverses and hits a clothesline into the corner and Kane gets a near fall.
Kane with forearms across the chest followed by a drop kick for a near fall. Kane goes up top but Orton crotches him and Kane falls to the mat. Orton with two clotheslines followed by a drop kick. Kane misses a clothesline and that means time for a power slam. Orton watches Kane roll to the apron and Randy sets for the IEDDT but Kane avoids it and then he drops Orton on the top rope.
Kane punches Orton and Orton responds with a European uppercut and he sends Kane into the ringside barrier. Orton clotheslines Kane into the announcer cubicle. Orton tries for the IEDDT off the ringside barrier but Kane blocks it. Kane stops short of the post and then Kane with a boot to Orton. Kane throws a lot of stuff into the ring before returning to Orton.
Kane rolls Orton back into the ring on top of a chair. Kane goes for another chair and then Orton hits Kane a few times with the chair. Orton sets up the chair for an IEDDT onto the chair and he hits it. Orton can only get a near fall because he took too much time to cover Kane.
Orton tries for an RKO but Kane blocks it. Kane hits Orton in the midsection and back with the chair and then he hits Orton a few more times in the back before discarding the chair. Orton is able to kick out at two. Kane puts a chair in the center of the ring and sets for the choke slam but Orton escapes. Orton sends Kane into the exposed turnbuckle and Orton hits the RKO and gets the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to look at photos of the World Title Match, and you have probably seen the whole match again in case you missed it on Sunday.
We take a look back at Monday night when Alberto Del Rio interrupted Sheamus’ promo on Monday.
Before our next match, Barry Stevens addresses the crowd and he starts to insult them while people in the back who populate Superstars wonder who Barry is.
Match Number Two: Barry Stevens versus Ryback
Ryback with a clothesline in the corner and then he grabs him by the ears and presses Stevens over his head before turning it into a power slam. Ryback with a muscle buster for the three count.
Daniel Bryan is walking in the back and AJ is cautiously walking behind Bryan as we go to commercial.
We are back and Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring with AJ Lee. Daniel takes the mic and he says that if there was one positive thing about this week, it is that he finally got to think about how everything went so right until it went so wrong. It hit him about the moment when things went off the tracks.
AJ tells Daniel that he is a great wrestler and he is a great person. She says that she is not the only one who thinks that way. She tells Daniel to listen to the people and to remember everyone who had ‘Yes’ signs at Wrestlemania or the people who were chanting for him on Raw when he wasn’t even in the ring.
She says that they are all here to support him.
Daniel thinks about it and he wonders if they are supporting him. He says that it is funny because it feels like they are mocking him. If they were supporting him, they wouldn’t have chanted ‘yes’ for the Rock. They are mocking him and even if they mean it, the ‘yes’ chants from these sheep doesn’t make it better that AJ cost him his World Championship.
Eighteen seconds. He defeated two giants inside a cage at the Royal Rumble. He overcame five people in the Elimination Chamber. In eighteen seconds it was all flushed down the toilet at Wrestlemania. All because AJ had to have that kiss. Daniel says that AJ said the kiss was his good luck charm, but it was the kiss of death.
Daniel tells AJ that she doesn’t get to make him the bad guy because it was all her fault. He had everything going for him. He was the World Champion in his first Wrestlemania. Daniel says that he dreamed about that since he was a little kid and AJ ruined it. She had to steal the spotlight with her unbelievable selfishness and clinginess. It cost him on what should have been the greatest night of his life. He wants to know if AJ is happy with herself because he will never let her ruin his life like that again.
Daniel tells AJ that he is. Daniel has a rematch with Sheamus and he is going to do it the right way . . . by himself. He tells AJ to go into her gas guzzling SUV and cry over the cheeseburgers that she loves so much. Daniel says that he is ready to get rid of all of the dead weight.
AJ wants to go to the back and talk.
Daniel says that he will not talk to her backstage or anywhere else. He says that he hopes that the kiss at Wrestlemania was worth it because it is the last kiss that she will ever get from him because they are through. He tells AJ to get out of his ring.
Daniel turns his back on AJ and she leaves.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Cody Rhodes has joined the commentary for the next match, featuring the man who defeated him at Wrestlemania.
Match Number Four: Big Show versus Heath Slater
Before the match starts, we have a Cody Rhodes Wrestlemania Moment slide show.
Show backs Slater into the corner but Slater escapes and he punches Show. Show with a chop and punches to Slater. Show with a head butt followed by a chop across the chest. Show with an Irish whip and he runs into a boot. Slater gets Show on his knees but Show with a chop to the chest followed by a POUNCE. Show with a choke slam for the three count.
Winner: Big Show
After the match, Cody leaves the announce table and he stares at Big Show. Show wants Cody to come into the ring, and Cody thinks about it because he is dressed to wrestle. Show gets on the apron and then he leaves the ring when Show charges at him.
Show with the punch to Slater’s head and Cody tries to take advantage of Show having his back turned but Show turns around and Cody leaves the ring again.
We go to footage from last week when Chris Jericho poured alcohol onto CM Punk.
We see Johnny’s Mania coat and Brie has Nikki eating crow. He tells Nikki to get ready for her match against Beth Phoenix while Brie has the night off.
Johnny tells Sheamus that it is a new day and era on Smackdown. Sheamus asks Johnny what People Power means. Johnny says that it means using sportsmanship and professionalism. Johnny says that he will have Alberto and Sheamus face to face before the match starts.
Sheamus says that he will only do it to people who really deserve it. Whether it be a cowardly weasel who hides behind his girlfriend, or an arrogant rich boy who thinks he is better than everyone else. Sheamus then talks about a relative of his who had his head shoved up his arse.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Beth Phoenix versus Nikki Bella
Before the match starts Kelly Kelly comes to ringside.
Beth with a short arm clothesline and kick followed by forearms and kicks. Beth chokes Nikki. Beth with an Irish whip and kick in the corner. Beth with punches as Kelly gets closer to the ring. Nikki moves out of the way when Beth charges into the corner and Nikki with an X Factor for the three count.
Winner: Beth Phoenix
We have a tribute video for Chief Jay Strongbow, who recently passed away.
We go to commercial.
We are back with comments from Damien Sandow. He says that anyone who makes the distinction between education and entertainment don’t know the first thing about anything as he quotes Marshall McCluhan. Entertainment in our society as a tragic all time low. Riddled with nonsensical pop culture that has little or no moral, social, or educational qualities. Gone are the days when the masses were entertained by works from the likes of Shakespeare and Mozart. It is abhorrently replaced by following the lives of desperate housewives or fist pumping to ear shattering bass in a sea of false tans and false bravados. Historically, one can judge a civilization as to how they choose to entertain themselves. It is a reflection on their moral code. The mirror shows a people of laziness, mediocrity, and complacency. Damien says that he vows never to blame people from this ignorance. He will rescue people from that ignorance. He says that everyone is welcome.
We go to the Raw Rebound.
Cole, Booker, and Josh talk about the return of Brock Lesnar. Going from a few stooges and Josh, we see that the Three Stooges will be on Raw on Monday night.
Match Number Six: Alberto Del Rio with Ricardo Rodriguez versus Sheamus in a Non Title Match
They lock up and Sheamus with a hip lock take down into a side head lock. Sheamus with a shoulder tackle or two and he gets a near fall. Sheamus works on the arm but Del Rio with kicks to Sheamus. Sheamus with a kick but Del Rio with forearms. Del Rio runs into boots from Sheamus.
Sheamus goes up top and he goes over Del Rio. Sheamus gets Del Rio on his shoulder and hits a fireman’s carry slam and gets a near fall. Sheamus with knees to the back and the referee warns him. Del Rio drops Sheamus’ arm on the ropes and then he kicks Sheamus in the arm. Del Rio with an arm bar.
Del Rio with forearms to Sheamus but Sheamus with punches. Del Rio tries for the float over into the cross arm breaker but Sheamus avoids it. Del Rio avoids a Brogue Kick as he goes to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Sheamus with the slingshot sholder tackle for a near fall. Sheamus kicks Del Rio and then he puts Alberto in the ropes and connects with the forearms across the chest. Sheamus with a front face lock and then he charges at Del Rio but Del Rio ducks down and Sheamus goes to the floor.
Sheamus gets back to the apron and Del Rio with a enzuigiri that sends Sheamus to the floor. Del Rio sends Sheamus’ arm into the ring steps. Del Rio then sends Sheamus shoulder first into the ring steps to set up the cross arm breaker.
They return to the ring and Del Rio with a near fall. Del Rio with a key lock on Sheamus. Sheamus with a kick but he takes too long on a neck breaker and Del Rio with kicks and a drop kick. Del Rio returns to the arm bar. Del Rio with a head butt and kick but Sheamus with the uranage back breaker and both men are down.
Sheamus with running double sledges to Del Rio’s head followed by a clothesline and forearms in the corner. Sheamus with a running power slam and then he signals that it is over, but Ricardo gets on the apron to distract Sheamus. Sheamus kicks the ropes to get Ricardo into the ring. Del Rio has a chair and Sheamus attacks Del Rio behind the referee’s back. The referee sees Sheamus with the chair and he disqualifies him.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Sheamus with a Brogue Kick to the referee.