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4/5 THIS DAY IN HISTORY

By Mike Johnson on 2013-04-05 08:00:04

April 5th

On this day in history in ....

1945 - Sika Anoa'i is born in Leone, American Samoa.

1953 - Bobby Bruns and Bobby Managoff defeats Al Kashey and Tom Rice to win the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Title in Honolulu, Hawaii.

1956 - Diamond Dallas Page is born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey.

1961 - Bobby and Don Fields defeat The Mysterious Medics in Mobile, Alabama for the Gulf Coast NWA Southern Tag Team Title, beginning their fourth reign.

1961 - Skull Murphy defeats Guy Mitchell in Columbus, Georgia to win his third Georgia NWA Southern Heavyweight Title.

1968 - Spoiler #1 (Don Jardine) defeats Fritz Von Erich for the NWA American Heavyweight Title in Houston, Texas, ending Von Erich's third reign.

1968 - Harley Race defeats Sonny Myers to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title in St. Joseph, Missouri. This ended Myers' 14th and final run with the title.

1974 - Pat Barrett and Tony Kontellis win a tournament in Sydney, Australia for the NWA Austra-Asian Tag Team Title.

1976 - Big Bad John and Bill Dundee defeat Roger Kirby and David Schultz in Memphis, Tennessee for the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Title.

1978 - The Assassin and Ernie Ladd defeat Ray Candy and Steven Little Bear to win the Tri-State NWA United States Tag Team Title in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

1978 - Steve Grey defeats Bobby Ryan in a tournament final for the British Lightweight Title in Blackburn, England.

1980 - Ralph "Ruffy" Silverstein dies at age 66.

1980 - The WWF held an event at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The results:
- Mike Duggan defeated Fred Marzino.
- Pete Doherty defeated Joe Crugnale.
- René Goulet defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna.
- Bobby Duncum defeated Dominic DeNucci.
- WWF World Tag Team Champions Ivan Putski and Tito Santana defeated The Wild Samoans (Afa and Sika) by disqualification after The Wild Samoans attacked guest referee Pat Patterson.
- Larry Zbyszko defeated Bruno Sammartino by disqualification.

1980 - Roger Mason defeats Steve Travis to win the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

1982 - In their famous match at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee, Andy Kaufman defeats AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion Jerry Lawler by disqualification, after Lawler hit Kaufman with a piledriver, a banned move. After the match, Lawler gave Kaufman a second piledriver, with Kaufman being wheeled out on the stretcher.

1984 - Jerry and Ted Oates win their second NWA Central States Tag Team Title in Kansas City, Kansas, defeating The Grapplers (Tony Anthony and Len Denton). This was a rematch from the tournament final a week earlier in which the Grapplers used a loaded boot in winning over the Oates. Marty Jannetty also began his career that night.

1985 - La Fiera defeats Gran Hamada to win the NWA World Middleweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico.

1986 - Riki Choshu ends Stan Hansen's second run with the NJPW PWF Heavyweight Title in Yokohama, Japan.

1986 - Chigusa Nagayo defeats Dump Matsumoto for the vacant AJW All Pacific Title in Tokyo, Japan. The title was vacated on December 12 when Devil Masami won the WWWA World Singles Title.

1987 - Stampede Wrestling held a tournament for its International Tag Team Title in Calgary, Alberta. The title was vacated in January after Fumihiro Niikura, who held the title with Hiroshi Hase, went back to Japan in December. The results were:
First round:
- The Cuban Assassin and Ron Starr defeated Ben Bassarab and Johnny Smith.
- Bruce Hart and Brian Pillman defeated Michael Hammer and Beef Wellington.
- Kerry Brown and Duke Meyers defeated Bill Kazmaier and Ron Ritchie to advance to the final match.
Semifinals:
- Bruce Hart and Brian Pillman defeated The Cuban Assassin and Ron Starr.
Finals:
- Bruce Hart and Brian Pillman defeated Kerry Brown and Duke Meyers to win the vacant Stampede International Tag Team Title.

1991 - Bill Dundee wins his second USWA Texas Heavyweight Title from Eric Embry in Dallas, Texas, ending his second reign. At the same event, Jeff Jarrett defeats Tom Prichard for the USWA Heavyweight Title, beginning his fourth reign.

1992 - The WWF held WrestleMania VIII at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana, before 62,167 fans. The event got a 2.3 buyrate. WrestleMania VIII, in addition to all the matches, featured the respective WWF television debuts of Lex Luger and Paul Ellering. The results were:
- In a dark match, The Bushwhackers (Butch and Luke) defeated The Beverly Brothers (Beau and Blake).
- Shawn Michaels (with Sensational Sherri) pinned Tito Santana with a bodypress after reversing a bodyslam attempt.
- The Undertaker (with Paul Bearer) pinned Jake Roberts after a Tombstone Piledriver on the floor.
- Bret Hart pinned WWF Intercontinental Champion Roddy Piper to win the title after pushing off the turnbuckle with his foot to roll over Piper's sleeperhold. This began Hart's second reign as Intercontinental Champion.
- The Big Bossman, Jim Duggan, Sgt. Slaughter and Virgil defeated The Mountie, The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) and Repo Man, when Virgil pinned Knobbs after Sags accidentally hit Knobbs with Virgil's protective face mask.
- Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) pinned WWF Champion Ric Flair (with Mr. Perfect) with a roll-up and a handful of tights to win the title, and begin his second reign as WWF Champion.
- Tatanka pinned Rick Martel after a flying crossbody.
- The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Money, Inc. (Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Schyster (with Jimmy Hart)), after the champions got intentionally counted out. Money, Inc. retained their title.
- Owen Hart pinned Skinner with a roll-up.
- Hulk Hogan defeated Sid Justice (with Harvey Whippleman) by disqualification after Whippleman interfered. After the match, Papa Shango ran in to help Sid assault Hogan. Hogan was rescued by the Ultimate Warrior, making his first appearance since August's SummerSlam.

1992 - Satanico defeats Lizmark for the NWA World Light Heavyweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico, beginning and ending both men's fourth reign.

1997 - Carlos Colón wins his 21st WWC Universal Heavyweight Title in Caguas, Puerto Rico, by defeating Jim Steele in a rematch from their March 22 meeting in Yabucoa, when the title was held up.

1999 - The Monday Night War continued, with WWF RAW is WAR beating WCW Monday Nitro, 5.8 to 4.3 in the ratings.

The 306th episode of WWF RAW is WAR was taped on March 30 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The results:
- Kane and X-Pac defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Owen Hart and Jeff Jarrett (with Debra) to win the title.
- Al Snow defeated Hardcore Holly.
- The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Road Dogg) defeated Edge and Gangrel.
- Ken Shamrock vs. Viscera ended in a no-contest.
- Mankind defeated Val Venis.
- WWF Intercontinental Champion Goldust (with The Blue Meanie) fought The Godfather to a double-countout to retain the title.
- Big Show defeated The Rock and Triple H (with Chyna and Shane McMahon) by disqualification in a handicap match.

WCW Monday Nitro's 186th edition was live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The results were:
- Hak (with Chastity) defeated Kendall Windham in a Kendo Stick match.
- Konnan defeated Lizmark, Jr.
- Scott Steiner defeated Meng in a WCW United States Heavyweight Title tournament semifinal match.
- Jim Duggan defeated Lenny Lane.
- Stevie Ray defeated Brian Adams, Horace and Vincent in a battle royal to win leadership of the black and white nWo.
- Raven and Perry Saturn defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions Billy Kidman and Rey Mysterio, Jr. by disqualification. Kidman and Mysterio retained the title.
- Booker T defeated Chris Jericho in a WCW United States Heavyweight Title tournament semifinal match.
- Buff Bagwell defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
- Goldberg defeated Diamond Dallas Page, WCW World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan in a four-way match. Flair retained the title.

1999 - Silky Boom Boom defeats Lord Humongous for the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title in Loganville, Georgia.

2002 - Ricky Banderas and Shane the Glamour Boy defeat The Starr Corporation (Chicky Starr and Victor the Bodyguard) to win the IWA World Tag Team Title in Manatí, Puerto Rico, ending the Starr Corporation's fifth reign.

2002 - Bruce and Teddy Hart defeat Apocalypse and Dave Swift in a tournament final for the Stampede International Tag Team Title in Calgary, Alberta.

2002 - Havoc defeats Seth Knight in a tournament final to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Junior Heavyweight Title in Chehalis, Washington. Tony Kozina had vacated the title earlier in the year.

2002 - OVW held "Spring Breakout", its first-ever event at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, Kentucky. The results:
- Leviathan pinned both Chris Cage and Johnny Jeter in a handicap match.
- Flash Flanagan and Trailer Park Trash defeated Big Bad John (Heidenreich) and Bull Buchanan, when Flanagan pinned Buchanan. The guest referee was Mark Henry.
- The Dogg Pound (Shelton Benjamin and Redd Dogg) and Nidia defeated The Disciples of Synn (Damien and Payne) and Synn, when Nidia pinned Synn.
- Danny Davis and The Lords of the Ring (Rob Conway and Nick Dinsmore) defeated Victoria and OVW Southern Tag Team Champions Doug Basham and Damaja, when Davis pinned Basham.
- David and Ric Flair defeated Sean O'Haire and OVW Heavyweight Champion The Prototype, when the Flairs made their opponents submit with double Figure Four Leglocks.

2003 - The East Coast Wrestling Association held the seventh-annual Super 8 Tournament at Saint Matthews Parish Hall in Wilmington, Delaware. The results were:
- Frankie Kazarian defeated Chris Sabin in a Super 8 Tournament first round match.
- Spanky defeated Chris Cage in a Super 8 Tournament first round match.
- Chance Beckett defeated Sedrick Strong in a Super 8 Tournament first round match.
- Paul London defeated Alex Arion in a Super 8 Tournament first round match.
- ECWA Tag Team Champion Matt Striker and The S.A.T. (Joél and José Maximo) defeated ECWA Tag Team Champion Ace Darling, Mega and Prince Nana by disqualification.
- Paul London defeated Frankie Kazarian in a Super 8 Tournament semifinal match.
- Chance Beckett defeated Spanky in a Super 8 Tournament semifinal match.
- ECWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion The Japanese Pool Boy won a 19-man ECWA Summit Battle Royal to earn an immediate ECWA Heavyweight Title match. The other participants were: The Amazing Red, Billy Bax, Cheetah Master, Ace Darling, Mozart Fontaine, Mike Kruel, Joél Maximo, José Maximo, Joey Maxx, Johnny Maxx, Tyler Mayne, Mega, Mr. Ooh La La, Prince Nana, Roughhouse Rivera, Matt Striker, Trinity and Venom.
- ECWA Heavyweight Champion Christopher Daniels defeated ECWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion The Japanese Pool Boy to retain his title.
- Paul London defeated Chance Beckett to win the Super 8 Tournament.

2003 - Ray Gonzalez wins his second IWA World Heavyweight Title from Ricky Banderas in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, ending his fourth reign.

2003 - Billy Kryptonite wins his second Chaotic Wrestling New England Title from Vince Vicallo in Methuen, Massachusetts. At the same event, Luis Ortiz defeats John Walters to win the CW Heavyweight Title, and begin his second reign.

2003 - Papi Cholo defeats The Jett for the NWA Hawaii Junior Heavyweight Title in Kaneohe, Hawaii, ending his second reign. At the same show, Lightning Leni wins the NWA Hawaii Hardcore Title by defeating Sick Dog.

2003 - Ebessan defeats Pero to win the Osaka Pro Wrestling World's Best Attraction Title in Osaka, Japan, beginning his second reign.

2003 - Trik Nasty defeats Max Power and Rocky Reynolds in a three-way match to win the NWA Tri-State Heavyweight Title in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

2003 - Tommy Capone defeats Jeff Daniels in Columbia, Tennessee to become the first NWA Main Event Television Champion.

2006 - K.C. James and Roadkill defeat The Untouchables (Deuce and Domino) for the OVW Southern Tag Team Title in Louisville, Kentucky.

2006 - Handsome Joe and Yasu Urano defeat Shiori Asahi and Makoto Oishi to win the Kaientai Dojo Strongest-K Tag Team Title in Tokyo, Japan.

2006 - Mike Lee, Jr. and Mr. X defeat Apple Miyuki and YOSHIYA for the WEW Hardcore Tag Team Title in Tokyo, Japan.

2010 - The TNA vs. WWE Monday Night War continued with Raw scoring a 3.2 rating and averaging 4,598,000 viewers.  Impact did a 0.85 rating, with 1,195,000 viewers.

Here is Stu Carapola's original TNA Impact report:

Welcome to PWInsider.com's live coverage of TNA Impact!

The show opens with a video package recapping the formation of Team Hogan for Lockdown and Jeff Jarrett's addition to the team.

We go backstage to Christy Hemme, who details the rules for a TNA Knockouts Lock Box Showdown tonight. Christy is joined by the Beautiful People, who say that they plan on getting three of the four boxes and winning the TNA Knockouts Title. Lacey comes out in a towel and says that tonight will be a night nobody will forget, because they're going to see Lacey parading around in her bra and panties. I guess we shouldn't be surprised that she considers that more important than the Knockouts Title.

Hulk Hogan comes out to the ring with Abyss and Jeff Jarrett to kick off the festivities. Hogan says we've got some horsepower behind Team Hogan, and Ric Flair has shown his colors over and over, but if he wants to be the big dog and run with the big dogs, he needs to take on Team Hogan because he can't be a big dog unless he beats Team Hogan. Abyss says Flair may be a legend, but he has never dealt with the likes of Abyss, and at Lockdown, when they're locked in the cage, only then will he realize the definition of pain and suffering. It makes no difference who the other members of Team Flair are, because Team Hogan is going to kick their ass. This brings out Ric Flair, being wheeled out of the back by Chelsea, and joined by Desmond Wolfe, Sting, and Beer Money Inc. Flair says if that's Hogan's team, then look at Flair's team. He says there's more history between Flair and Sting than there is in the entire wrestling world. Flair says there's one more thing: he's got his Hall Of Fame ring on because he is the Hall Of Fame, and in St Louis, he's going to shove that ring down his throat. Hogan tells him to shut up, he sees what Flair's got on stage and he feels the power of Team Hogan, but tells Flair not to ever sell him short, because he's got a full team and he's going to find out who that team is when the time is right. Flair says everyone wants to be with the Nature Boy, and if he's got a problem they'll come down right now and see what Hogan's team is all about. Team Flair slowly approaches the ring, but Jarrett tells everyone to hold on because he wants to ask Sting to step in the ring without the bat and answer one question. Sting hands the bat to Wolfe and comes in to face Jarrett. Jarrett says he and Sting have known each other for over 20 years and have a storied history, so he has just one question for Steve: why now? Why now has the dark side come out of him? Yeah, because it's not like they haven't tried turning Sting heel 20 times since he's been in TNA. Sting says nothing, so Jarrett says he may not deserve an answer, but the people in the Impact Zone deserve an answer, and he again asks why now? Sting doesn't respond, so Jarrett slaps him, and Sting drops Jarrett with the Scorpion Deathdrop while Hogan and Sting just stand there. Wolfe comes in and lays Abyss out with the bat and then he and Beer Money stare down Hogan, and all of a sudden Rob Van Dam and Jeff Hardy come out of the crowd to brawl with Team Flair. Wolfe is left alone in the ring with all four men and gets beat up to end the segment as we go to commercial.

We come back from commercial and we're joining a match in progress...

Rob Van Dam vs James Storm

Van Dam gets a monkey flip for 2, then backdrops Storm to the apron and catches him with a springboard jumpkick to send Storm to the floor. Van Dam goes for a baseball slide, but Storm catches the legs and swings him into the guardrail. Storm goes back in the ring and hits a second rope DDT for 2. Storm with a vertical suplex and wastes a bunch of time before covering for 2 and then we HIT THE CHINLOCK! RVD fights his way out and gets a schoolboy rollup for 2, then a spinkick to the jaw. They go toe to toe until RVD hits another spinkick to the jaw. RVD with a clothesline and Rolling Thunder for 2. Storm catches RVD with an enziguiri and the Eye Of The Storm for 2. RVD blocks a ram into the corner and kicks Storm, slams him in the corner, and hits the split legged moonsault for the win.

Winner: Rob Van Dam

Storm comes from behind after the match and hits RVD in the head with the beer bottle and then, as security tries to help RVD, Storm attacks him again. Security finally drags him away and we go to commercial.

We're back with a replay of the beer bottle attack from before the break, and then we see Storm mocking RVD from the ramp, when suddenly Jeff Hardy runs out and attacks Storm from behind before going to check on RVD, but now Robert Roode comes out and attacks Hardy from behind and gives him a spinebuster.

We go backstage to Tara, Angelina Love, Hamada, and . Tara says tonight's competition is a joke, and they're using her to get ratings. She's going out there to do her best and pin someone. Angelina says that sometimes life is a bitch, but with the Knockouts Title on the line she's going to go out there and win. ODB says there's a lot of PMS going on, and she's going out there to win the contract to wrestle anyone because she wants AJ. Hamada says something in Japanese, and we go back to the ring.

Global Title Match: Rob Terry vs Homicide

Holy crap, Homicide still works here! Rob Terry's new nickname is "The Freak". Homicide jumps Terry before the bell, but Terry clotheslines him down, goozles him up to the top rope, and chokeslams him off the top. Terry misses a charge and Homicide lays in some more shots, but goes for a monkey flip and Terry just shoves him off. Terry press slams Homicide, Beels him across the ring, then hits a shoulderblock and goes for a powerslam, but Homicide slips out the back and gets some shots in. Terry eats boot on a charge, but catches Homicide out of a bodypress and hits a powerslam for the win.

Winner: Rob Terry

Homicide attacks Terry from behind with a chair after the match, but Homicide no sells, so Homicide cracks the chair over Terry's head, but Terry no sells that also and chokeslams Homicide as blood starts to run down his forehead. Then the lights go out and Orlando Jordan comes out, pours some kind of cream down his face and chest, and we go to commercial.

We're back, and it's time for the Knockouts Lock Box Challenge!

Knockouts Lock Box Challenge: Tara, Angelina Love, ODB & Hamada vs The Beautiful People & Daffney

Let's see if the guy who runs Lacey's website steals my recap of her match this week, too. Angelina starts with Madison Rayne, then tags out to Tara. Rayne kicks Tara down, then humps her head into the mat. Rayne goes up top, but Tara comes out with the Widow's Peak and eliminates Rayne. Tara wins the first key and we're down to 3-on-3 as we go to commercial.

We're back, and during the commercial, Daffney pinned Hamada to earn a key, so we're down to 2-on-2. Velvet Sky has a chinlock on ODb but ODB fights out and splashes Velvet in the corner. ODB with a fallaway slam on Sky, but only gets 2. Sky slips out of a fireman's carry and gets a DDT to pin ODB and win a kep, and we're down to Lacey and Angelina. Angelina with a flying clothesline and then pounds on Lacey. Angelina whips Lacey into the corner, but Lacey gets her boot up on a charge and goes for a moonsault elbow and drops the elbow even though Angelina moved like five seconds earlier. Angelina with a Flatliner on Lacey for the win.

Winners: Tara, Daffney, Velvet Sky, Angelina Love

As a reminder, each key unlocks one locked box which contain Tara's tarantula, the TNA Knockouts Title, an open contract for a match with anyone, and a contract to have to do a striptease. Now back to the ring for our next match...after a commercial!

Ladder Match: Ken Anderson vs Kurt Angle

We're back from break, and the match is already in progress as Anderson hits a Finlay Roll on Angle. Anderson goes and gets the ladder and brings it in the ring. Anderson suplexes Angle onto the ladder, then sets the ladder up in the corner but Angle now suplexes Anderson into the ladder. Angle takes the ladder out and sets it up in the middle of the ring then goes back to pounding on Anderson, but Anderson whips Angle into the ropes and then rams the ladder into him coming back. Anderson sets up the ladder and goes up top to grab the key, but Angle hits an Angle Slam off the ladder. Angle kicks Anderson out of the ring and slowly climbs back up the ladder, but Anderson comes in and shoves him over the top and Angle takes a really nasty bump to the floor after getting caught on the top rope. Angle's okay though, and Anderson sets up the ladder and goes up, but Angle goes up top and dropkicks the ladder over. Angle with a German Suplex on Anderson, then lays the ladder down, puts Anderson on top of the ladder, goes up top and hits a moonsault onto Anderson on the ladder. Angle fires Anderson into the ringpost, then sets up the ladder and climbs back up, but Anderson grabs Angle's warrior medal and uses it to choke Angle from behind. Angle keeps fighting though, and climbs up to grab the key, but finally he loses consciousness and Anderson goes up and grabs the key.

Winner: Ken Anderson

Anderson gets on the mic after the match saying that he has a bottle of bubbly waiting for him backstage to celebrate not his victory tonight, but his victory at Lockdown, which he just secured, and the only person he's going to be partying with tonight is Mr Anderson...Anderson.

We go backstage to JB with Hulk Hogan, and JB says that Eric Bischoff went into business for himself last week, and is wondering if Hogan has any comment on the situation. Hogan says he's not happy about everything Eric's done since being in TNA, but it stays between them and he's not going to talk about it in public. Bubba the Love Sponge comes in and Hogan tells him he's making a choice to run with the wrong crowd (meaning the Band), and Bubba says he's having a better time than he was with Hogan, so Hogan tells him to have a good time and Bubba says he will and leaves. Jay Lethal comes in and says he has Hogan's back and he's going to find the Megapowers tights.

The Band is just arriving at the Impact Zone, and we're off to commercial!

We're back, and Christy Hemme is backstage with Matt Morgan, who says he's now THE tag team champions. He almost lost the title because of Hernandez, but because of an unfortunate accident a couple of weeks ago, Hernandez is out of action. Morgan says you're looking at the TNA Tag Team Champions: Matt Morgan. Hemme says next week, he's going to have to defend the TNA World Tag Team Title against the winner of the next match.

Motor City Machine Guns vs Team 3D

Sabin and Bubba do a wristlock sequence to start, but Sabin with a series of kicks to Bubba and Bubba responds with a boot to the face. Sabin ducks another boot and hits a springboard bodypress for 1. Tag to Shelley and the Guns get a double team kick to Bubba, but that just made Bubba mad because he smacks Shelley in the face and tags in Devon, who lays Shelley out and hits a diving headbutt. Devon with a bearhug, then drops Shelley with a headbutt. Shelley nails Devon on a backdrop attempt and tags in Sabin, who comes in and cleans house. Sabin off the top with a double dropkick to 3D, and Bubba accidentally nails Devon when Sabin ducks a clothesline. Guns with a sandwich enziguiri and Guns with a double team neckbreaker for 2. Bubba clotheslines both Guns from behind and 3D with the Whazzup, and it's time to get the tables...but wait, the Band comes out and attacks 3D, and the referee calls for the bell. The Band tosses Bubba into the ring with the Guns and they lay everyone out as we go to commercial. Let's call it...

No Contest

We come back and it's time to hear from the Band. Bubba The Love Sponge comes out to join the Band in the ring. Nash says he's got a message: they might not be signing the checks, but they are running the show. He says Hogan's worried about Flair and Bischoff, but that's the least of his worries, because he's looking at his worst nightmare. They've been carrying Hogan for 15 years, but now they're the show and people may not like them, but Nash has three guys in the ring who like him. The Wolfpac music hits.

We go back to JB with the Pope, who is going to attempt to avenge his loss one week ago to Desmond Wolfe. Pope says he's going to make history when he wins the TNA World Title, but even though Wolfe got one over on Pope, tonight's going to be a different story. Desmond Wolfe interrupts and says where he's from, people don't get second chances. He thinks he should get the title shot at AJ at Lockdown. Pope says that if Desmond beats him tonight, he can have the title shot at Lockdown.

Tara is backstage, and she's...STRESSING! We're going to commercial.

Doug Williams comes to the ring and takes the mic from Dave Penzer. He wants to make the point that the days of the acrobats and trapeze artists stinking up the X Division are over, and they need to go back to the circus with the performing monkeys. You tell 'em, Doug! There is an alternative: they can go back to wrestling school and learn how to wrestle. Doug thinks of himself as the master, and because of that would like to be referred to henceforth by his full name Douglas Williams. He's arranged a gauntlet match tonight with himself and Generation Me, and we're going to go right to that match now.

Gauntlet Match: Doug Williams vs Generation Me

Williams starts with Jeremy, and Williams gets a single leg takedown and catapults Jeremy into the corner, but Jermy springboard out onto Williams for 2. Jeremy with a facebuster for 2 and then a high kick to the face for 2, but Williams gets the Chaos Theory to eliminate Jeremy. Now it's Max's turn, and he dives in with a crossbody for 2, then a dropkick for another 2. Max whips Williams into the corner and follows in with an elbow, then a slam and a legdrop gets 2. Max goes up top but Williams knocks him off and gets a guillotine choke and Max taps.

Winner: Douglas Williams

Williams won't break the choke, so Shannon Moore runs out and chases Williams off. Moore says there's no place in the X Division for boring wrestlers like Williams, then challenges Williams to put the X Division Title on the line at Lockdown.

Christy is backstage with Team 3D looking for comments, and Team 3D says there's no reason for the attack they suffered from the Band. Team 3D says their paths have never crossed, but next week they will because they want the Band in the ring.

Desmond Wolfe vs D'Angelo Dinero

Wolfe goes after Pope on the rampway, but Pope fights him off and tosses him back in the ring. Wolfe nails Pope coming back in and gets a flying hammerlock. Wolfe puts Pope up top and goes for the Tower of London, but Pope fights his way out. Pope ducks a lariat and fires away with some quick punches, then hits his version of the Codebreaker for the win. That was quick.

Winner: The Pope

Pope is celebrating on the rampway after the match and AJ Styles comes out and attacks him, then tosses him back in the ring and hits the Styles Clash, then gets in his face and starts shouting at him. Abyss' music hits and out comes the big man, and AJ backs off, but Wolfe attacks Abyss from behind and while he's got Abyss' attention, AJ comes back in and clips Abyss' knee from behind. Wolfe has a fire extinguisher and nails Abyss with it as we go back to commercial.

We're back, and it's time to reveal the contents of the Lock Boxes! I can't believe this is in our main event segment. Velvet opens hers first, and she gets...the open contract! Tara's up second, and her prize is...her tarantula! But unfortunately, this means she's no longer the Knockouts Champion. And it comes down to Angelina and Daffney. They open their boxes at the same time, and our new Knockouts Champion is...Angelina Love! So now Daffney has to go to the ring and strip, and if she doesn't she'll be fired on the spot. Surely this violates some kind of sexual harassment law. Daffney makes her way to the ring and looks none too happy, but she must have picked something up during her time with the YRR. Daffney proceeds to do the worst, least enthusiastic striptease I've ever seen, and with horrible music at that, but out comes Lacey Von Erich, who lays Daffney out with the ugly stick, then she starts stripping as Tara and Angelina start fighting up on the rampway over the Knockouts Title. They start fighting into the ring and brawl on the mat right in front of Lacey...who keeps on stripping. Velvet Sky takes the mic and says that Lacey's turned up the heat, but rule #1 of the Beautiful People Club is that no Beautiful Person shall upstage another Beautiful Person, so Velvet's going to cash in her open contract next week against Angelina in a Leather and Lace match. Angelina makes mad faces at her as we go off the air.

Here is Richard Trionfo's original Raw TV report:We are live from Moline, Illinois and your announcers are Michael ‘Don’t make fun of his name’ Cole and Jerry ‘Make Me’ Lawler.

It is time for the World Champion Jack Swagger to come to the ring and Lawler and Cole talk about how it was the shortest turnaround for someone to cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase. Cole and Lawler also talk about the attempt by Swagger to cash in last week only to take it back.

Swagger tells someone in the back to ‘roll it’ and we see the footage from Smackdown when Jack Swagger took advantage of what Edge did to Chris Jericho to attack Edge and then cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase.

Last Friday on Smackdown he made history by cashing in the contract to become the new World Champion. Before he begins with the State of the World Heavyweight Championship Address, he has a few opening remarks. Last week, he was considering cashing in the contract on WWE Champion John Cena, but he thought that if he is truly going to be recognized for what he is and who he is, a champion, he needed to face a competitor better than John Cena. A competitor who says that he is the best in the world at what he does. That man was Chris Jericho. Swagger says that he would have beaten Cena faster than the nine seconds he needed to beat Chris Jericho. Swagger says that he needs to think about being exclusive to Smackdown because nobody on Raw compares to his abilities.

Before Swagger can continue, John Cena’s music plays and he comes to the ring and he has his WWE Title belt with him.

Cena starts off by congratulating Jack on his victory and calls him the luckiest man in the world. He cashed in a briefcase to become the World Heavyweight Champion. He says that is the easy part. He says that the people don’t care about what you have done. Part of being a champion is the fans looking forward to what you are about to do. Cena says that Swagger said that he is going to Smackdown. Cena says that everyone will be so sorry to see him leave. Cena says that the World Title belongs on Smackdown, but Jack said that nobody could compete with him.

Cena says that there is one Raw superstar in the ring, wearing orange, who is calling Swagger a liar. That Raw superstar is noticing Swagger sweating and he says that Swagger is not championship material. Cena says that he earned the title but Swagger hasn’t earned a thing. He calls Swagger a weasel behind all of the bravado. Cena says that Swagger probably wants to shut him up. Cena challenges Swagger to a match tonight. Cena says that he is so sure what he is going to do to Swagger what he did to Batista (make him tap out) that he is going to put the WWE Title on the line.

Swagger says that does not work for him.

Before he can tell us why, Randy Orton comes out to the ring. Orton tells Cena that Swagger is a competitor so he would want to face the man who beat him last week and that man was him.

Before Swagger says anything, the Shiz comes out and they have a lot of title belts with them. Miz throws out a few ‘reallys’ and suggests that Orton and Cena are trying to steal the spotlight. Miz says that the show isn’t about Orton, Cena, or Swagger. This show is about the Unified Tag Titles.

Before Miz can finish his ‘awesome’, tonight’s Guest Host David Otunga comes out and he lets us know who he is. He says that he is the ‘A List’ and ‘Mr. NXT’. He says that he is the most promising rookie on NXT, but tonight, he is the guest host. He says that tonight’s show will be top notch and ‘A List’ all the way around. Otunga tells Jack Swagger that he will face the man who pinned him last week, Randy Orton. Otunga tells Show and Miz that they will defend the Unified Tag Titles against Batista and John Cena.

Before we go to commercial Orton tries to RKO Cena, but Cena pushes him off and Orton hits an RKO on Swagger. Orton and Cena have a staredown. We go to commercial.

Match Number One: Kofi Kingston versus Sheamus

They lock up and Sheamus with a forearm to the back and then he tries for a power slam but Kofi escapes and he kicks Sheamus but Sheamus catches Kofi on a cross body attempt and he hits a uranage back breaker. Sheamus with a boot to the ribs. Sheamus picks Kofi up and hits a short arm clothesline and gets a near fall. Sheamus with an arm bar and cross face on Kofi but Kofi with punches. Sheamus with a forearm to the back followed by an Irish whip. Sheamus sends Kofi to the apron and he chokes Kofi in the ropes. Kofi with a round kick to the head and then Kofi with a springboard cross body followed by a series of chops. Sheamus with a kick and then he tries to throw Kofi out of the ring but Kofi bounces off the ropes and hits a drop kick. Kofi leaps into the corner and punches Sheamus but Sheamus with a few kicks to Kofi. Sheamus hits the Celtic Cross for the three count.
Winner: Sheamus

After the match, Sheamus finds his pipe under the ring and he brings it into the ring and he hits Kofi in the back of the head with the pipe.

We see Triple H walking in the back and Sheamus knows that he is coming so he shows some fear. We go to commercial.

We are back with the Slam of the Week: Sheamus’ attack on Triple H on last week’s Raw.

Sheamus is still in the ring and he has a mic in the hand not holding the pipe. Sheamus says last week, we saw the 25 year career of Shawn Michaels end, but he took eight years to win his first WWE Title. Sheamus says that he won his first title in six months. Sheamus says that he was supposed to end the greatest debut year with a win at Wrestlemania, but that was taken away from him by Triple H. Sheamus says that he took something away from Triple H. He attacked him with a steel pipe from behind. Sheamus says that he knows that Triple H is here. Sheamus says that instead of getting revenge last week, Hunter came out and cried for Shawn Michaels. Sheamus says that Shawn ended his career so he wouldn’t have to face him. At Wrestlemania, Triple H and Shawn Michaels had one great match left in him but Shawn hung it up before he could face Sheamus. Sheamus says that he doesn’t believe that Hunter has one more match left in him. Sheamus wants to know if he will have his head held high or will he be taken out in a wheelchair.

Triple H comes out to the ring and he takes his jacket off and spits some water before getting on the apron. Sheamus wants Hunter to get into the ring, but Hunter stays on the apron and then goes to the floor and backs away. Sheamus says that he didn’t have it in him. Hunter goes under the apron and gets the GameHammer. Sheamus hits the GameHammer with the Irish pipe. Hunter hits Sheamus with the sledge hammer. He misses with another shot and hits the announce table. Sheamus goes into the crowd and Hunter returns to the ring.

Hunter says that it is just like a silly Irishman to bring a pipe to a Sledgehammer fight. Hunter poses on the turnbuckles with Gamey.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Maryse is at the announce table in a Chanel dress to watch the Dress to Impress Match.

Match Number Two: Divas Dress to Impress Battle Royal featuring Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Jillian Hall, Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes, Eve Torres, and Katie Lea Burchill for a Divas Title Match

Rosa is already eliminated as the Bellas get rid of them. One Bella is gone and the other one is eliminated by Aliciia. Gail goes to the apron and Katie with a shoulder. Gail and Katie fight on the apron and Kelly with a drop kick to eliminate both of them. Alicia attacks Kelly from behind while Jillian has Eve on the turnbuckles. Kelly with a tilt-a-whirl head scissors on Alicia. Jillian eliminates Kelly. Alicia and Jillian work together as they try to weaken Eve. They sends Eve into the turnbuckles. Alicia and Jillian with a double suplex on Eve and then they send her into the turnbuckles. Alicia hits the ring post and then Eve eliminates Alicia. Jillian sets for the handspring elbow but Eve gets on the shoulder. Alicia tries to eliminate Eve but she stays on the apron. Jillian charges at Eve and dives at Eve but Eve moves. Jillian hits the floor and Eve wins the match.
Winner: Eve Torres

We go to commercial.

We are back and did you know that Raw was the number 1 show on cable last week.

Jerry and Michael talk about David Otunga being a part of NXT and we have the video package that we have already seen twice on NXT.

We go to comments from David Otunga. He says that he is going to win. He says that he is a touch above since he is from Hollywood. He mentions that he is the fiancée of Jennifer Hudson and he has been to Hollywood parties and has been to the White House. David says that he has no flaws. He compares himself to The Rock, Triple H, and John Cena. He also mentions that he went to Harvard Law School. He says that he doesn’t care what the people think about him. He says that he is not going to fail. He says that he will be the next WWE Superstar.

David is with his minions and he says that he is Raw and then says that he is so raw that you could get food poisoning standing next to him. He mentions the 427 green M&Ms. Santino stops by and he looks for ‘The A Team’. Otunga corrects him and says that he thought Mr. T was going to be here because he is the vice president of the A Team Fan club. Santino does his Mr. T impression. We see Hornswoggle playing with the M&Ms. Hornswoggle leaves and Otunga’s minions follow. Santino says that he loves it when a plan comes together and then he leaves.

Show and Miz are walking in the back and we go to commercial.

Match Number Three: The Shiz (Big Show and Miz) versus Batista and John Cena

Cena and Miz start things off and Cena works on the arm and snap mares Miz and puts him in a reverse chin lock. Miz with elbows but Cena with a drop toe hold but Miz escapes the STF attempt. Show makes the tag and Cena punches Show but Show with a head butt. Show with a punch to the midsection and then he gives Cena a hard Irish whip. Show with a chop in the corner and then Miz tags in and he kicks Cena and punches him. Miz with an Irish whip and he sets for the running clothesline into the corner but Cena moves and Batista goes to the floor and refuses the tag. Batista goes to the back. Cena clotheslines Miz and then Cena goes after Batista and Cena punches Batista. Batista goes to the back and Cena and Batista have been counted out.
Winners: Big Show and Miz

After the match, our guest host comes out and says that Show and Miz are not going to get off that easily. They will be defending their titles again tonight. Since Cena and Batista can’t get along, Cena’s new tag team partner will be him.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of Batista costing him and John Cena a shot at the tag titles by getting into a fight on the ramp leading to a count out loss.

We take a look at last week’s Legends Lumberjack Match between Ted DiBiase Junior and Christian and the brawl between the legends on the floor. Then we see Ted walk away from his dad.

Ted has a mic and he says that last week at Wrestlemania, his dad was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Ted says that prestigious honor had a profound effect on his father because he did something that he never did before. He tried to act like a father. Ted tells his dad that one act of random kindness doesn’t make up for the lost years of games, parties, and graduations that he missed. Ted says that his dad knows better than anyone how to win him over and it isn’t through his heart, but through his bank account. He thanks his dad for the trust fund. He says that it is good to be the fortunate son.

Match Number Four: Ted DiBiase with Million Dollar Belt versus Christian

Ted misses a punch but Christian does not miss with his punch. Christian with a back body drop and then he stands on Ted’s back before slingshoting to the floor. Ted is sent to the floor and then Christian with a hesitation drop kick to Ted and then he hits the double jump cross body and both men are down on the floor. Christian tries to get back into the ring but Ted hits a swinging neck breaker and he punches and kicks Christian while the referee warns him. Ted punches Christian and then he hits a running back elbow and gets a near fall. Ted with a reverse chin lock on Christian as he tries to weaken his opponent. Christian punches Ted and hits him in the head but Ted with the follow up clothesline for a near fall. Christian punches Ted but Ted punches him back. DiBiase with an Irish whip but Christian moves when Ted charges into the corner. Christian with a pendulum kick followed by clotheslines. Christian puts Ted on the ropes and goes to the floor and connects with a punch. Christian with a cross body for a near fall. Christian sets for the Killswitch but Ted punches him. Ted misses an attempt at Dream Street. Ted with a snap mare but Christian avoids a kick. Ted blocks a tornado DDT attempt and Christian is sent into the ring post when he charges into the corner and Ted hits Dream Street for the three count.
Winner: Ted DiBiase

We go to commercial.

We are back and the draft is 3 weeks away and it will be a three hour Raw.

It is time to take a look back at Shawn Michaels’ farewell video package.

Cole and Lawler briefly talk about Triple H and what Sheamus did to him last week. Then we go to what happened when we saw that an Irish pipe is no match for the GameHammer.

Randy Orton is walking in the back as he gets ready for his match with Jack Swagger.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Five: Jack Swagger versus Randy Orton

Swagger with a kick and punches to Orton and then he connects with a shoulder in the corner. Swagger with another punch and kick followed by an Irish whip and running clothesline into the corner. Swagger with another Irish whip but Orton moves when Swagger charges into the corner. Orton with a kick and then it is time for the Garvin Stomp followed by a leaping knee drop to the head and he gets a near fall. Orton punches Swagger in the corner but the referee pulls him away. Swagger with a drop down and then he hits a power slam from a dead lift and then he sends Orton to the floor and we go to commercial.

We are back and Orton punches Swagger to get out of a hold and then he hits a series of European uppercuts that sends Swagger to the floor. Orton goes to the floor and he hits a running clothesline on the floor. Orton rolls Swagger back in and then he takes too long to get back into the ring and Swagger drops Orton on the top rope and then Swagger with a running shoulder tackle that knocks Orton off the apron into the ringside barrier. Swagger Irish whips Orton into the ring post. Swagger sends Orton back into the ring and then he hits a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Swagger with a suplex to Orton as he continues to wear down Orton and gets a near fall. Swagger puts Orton in an abdominal stretch to work on the back some more. Orton tries to get out of the hold but Swagger holds on and then he locks the arm. Orton with a kick but Swagger tries for a another abdominal stretch but Orton is able to avoid the hold and he sends Swagger to the floor. Orton gets to his feet and then he kicks Swagger as Jack tries to get back into the ring. Orton sets for the IEDDT and hits it. Orton has Swagger covered but Swagger gets his foot on the rope to stop the count. Orton with clotheslines to Swagger followed by a power slam. Orton looks around and he hits the Orton back breaker and then he thinks about the RKO and it is time for the push ups. Orton tries for the RKO but Swagger sends Orton into the ropes and hits a boot to the head but Swagger can only get a two count. Swagger goes for the double jump Vader splash and hits it but he can only get a two count. Swagger waits for Orton to get up and then he tries for another double jump Vader Splash and hits it. Swagger waits for Orton to get up and he tries for the Doctor Bomb but Orton escapes the hold and hits the RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton

After the match, Orton poses but Swagger is still the champion.

Cole and Lawler talk about the tag title match that David Otunga set up earlier tonight and we have highlights. We see Batista leave the ring and cost them the match by count out.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we are reminded that David Hasselhoff is our host next week.

Match Number Six: The Shiz (Big Show and the Miz) versus David Otunga and John Cena for the Unified Tag Titles

Cena and Miz start things out again and they lock up with Cena kicking Miz in the arm. Otunga does something that Batista didn’t do and he tags in. Otunga with a side head lock and shoulder tackle or two. Otunga with another shoulder tackle for a near fall. Cena tags in and he punches Miz. Cena sends Miz into the turnbuckles and hits a bulldog out of the corner and gets a near fall. Cena with another Irish whip but Miz with an elbow. Show hits the referee while Miz distracts the referee. Miz punches Cena in the head and the referee admonishes Miz. Miz with a kick to the head for a near fall. Miz with a front face lock and Show tags in and punches Cena in the ribs. Show with another punch. Cena with punches to the gut and then he tries for a flying shoulder tackle but he bounces off Show. Show stands on Cena’s chest in the corner. Show chokes Cena with his knee and the referee warns him. Miz punches Cena while Show was with the referee. Miz tags in and then Show sends Miz into Cena in the corner and Cena holds his ribs. Miz goes for the running clothesline into the corner and he hits it this time and gets a near fall. Miz with a rear chin lock as he works on Cena’s neck and back. Cena gets to his feet and Otunga wants to tag in but Miz keeps Cena on his half of the ring. Miz with a rear chin lock but Cena gets to his feet and powers out of the hold. Miz with a knee to the back and then they each hit clotheslines and are down in the center of the ring. Cena tries to make the tag and Otunga pulls a Batista and leaves the apron. Show tags in and punches Cena and gets the three count.
Winners: Big Show and the Miz

After the match, Batista enters the ring and he picks up Cena and hits a Batista Bomb.

Batista gets a mic and demands his spotlight.

David Otunga is on the stage and he says that he is still the guest host and he says that Batista has an announcement to make.

Batista stands over Cena and says that he is invoking his rematch clause at Extreme Rules in a Last Man Standing Match.

2011 - WWE officially announced The Rock vs. John Cena as the main event of Wrestlemania 28 one year in advance.'

2011 - WWE broadcast NXT.  Richard Trionfo filed the following:

We are live on tape on the internet and your announcers are Todd ‘At least Ariane told Austin a WWE match’ Grisham and William ‘Couldn’t she have mentioned one of my matches’ Regal. Your hosts are Matt ‘Can I have my blackboard back’ Striker and Maryse.

Maryse welcome us to NXT and Matt reminds us that the rookies have been in past seasons of NXT but they are competing to be a part of NXT Season Six where they can choose their pro.

Titus O’Neill has 9 redemption points and Darren Young has seven redemption points. This challenge is worth four redemption points.

Maryse says that tonight, the rookie have to answer the question correctly. Matt likes the way that Maryse explained the rules. It is Hot Seat Trivia where the rookies will go down the line for answers. The category is Wrestlemania 27 winners. Darren Young goes with Bret Hart and he is a year off and is eliminated. Byron goes with The Undertaker and is right. Jacob Novak guesses Randy Orton and is correct. Conor O’Brian guesses Snooki and is right. Lucky Cannon decides to ask Matt if he knows where is girlfriend was last night and that is an incorrect answer. Titus O’Neill guesses Cody Rhodes. Saxton goes with Edge. Novak goes with Miz. O’Brian guesses nobody.

Titus gets the next question and it is an inductee into the Hall of Fame. He guesses Jim Duggan. Saxton goes with Shawn Michaels. Novak goes with Sunny. Titus goes with the Road Warriors. Saxton goes with Bullet Bob Armstrong. Novak doesn’t have an answer and he loses.

The next question is an NXT Rookie from the past five seasons. Titus guesses himself. Saxton guesses himself. Titus goes with Alex Riley. Saxton goes with Michael McGillicutty. Titus guesses Husky Harris. Saxton goes with David Otunga. Titus goes with Daniel Bryan. Saxton guesses Wade Barrett. Titus guesses Eli ‘Mustache’ Cottonwood. Saxton guesses Brodus Clay. O’Neill guesses Johnny Curtis. Saxton guesses Derrick Bateman. O’Neill guesses Saxton but that is a prior answer. Saxton is your winner and he moves into third place with four redemption points.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we see Vladimir Kozlov with his arm in a sling after his attack by The Corre over the weekend.

Match Number One: Conor O’Brian with Vladimir Kozlov versus Jacob Novak with JTG

They lock up and Novak pushes O’Brian away. Conor with a leg take down and then he puts him in a wrist lock. O’Brian drops a knee into the arm and works on the wrist. O’Brian slams the wrist into the mat and he gets a near fall. O’Brian with a side head lock and shoulder block. O’Brian blocks a hip toss and he takes Novak down with a drop toe hold. O’Brian with a front face lock followed by an Irish whip. He runs into a boot and then Novak biels O’Brian into the turnbuckles and Novak lands awkwardly. Novak with kicks in the corner followed by a knee to the upper chest. Novak with an elbow drop for a near fall.

Novak with a kick to O’Brian followed by a leg drop. Novak with a knee across the throat and then he hits a neck breaker and gets a near fall. Novak with a reverse chin lock. Novak with knees to the back and then he returns to the chin lock and then he turns it into a front face lock. Conor with a back body drop and both men are down.

O’Brian with a punch and European uppercut. Novak blocks a kick and he hits a boot to the chest. Novak misses a running boot into the corner and O’Brian with a rollup for the three count.

Winner: Conor O’Brian

After the match, JTG has something to say to his rookie.

Johnny Curtis is walking in the back and he wanted to apologize to Yoshi for what he did last week. Yoshi tells Lucky that he should apologize to Maryse. Lucky says that Maryse is all his and he heard that Maryse likes Yoshi so he should ask her out.

Yoshi sees Maryse and he says hello before asking her out. Ted DiBiase stops by and answers for Maryse and says no. Ted attacks Yoshi while Maryse screams in French. Ted tells Maryse that he will deal with Lucky Cannon later. He asks Maryse if Yoshi will pay for the day spas, the Louis Vuitton bags, and all of the shoes she never wears. Ted tells Maryse that he has a match with Yoshi and wonders if Maryse is coming with him. Ted walks away.

Maryse thinks about it and goes to Ted. She walks over Yoshi as she leaves.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Did You Know that this was the most watched Hall of Fame ceremony? We have footage from the ceremony.

Regal talks about Triple Haitch’s induction speech about how Shawn is Mr. Hall of Fame. Todd says that he is looking forward to the Hall of Fame next year, the night before John Cena faces The Rock at Wrestlemania 28.

Vladimir Kozlov is talking to JTG about their rookies. JTG wants to know how Conor is representing Vladimir. He says that wins are not enough. JTG says that Conor needs some flava. JTG says that Conor looks like a rat. Vladimir says that Jacob looks like a geek. JTG and Vladimir have a bet on who does a better job changing their rookie.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Regal puts over how Titus is helped by the leprechaun vote.

We go back two weeks when Chavo helped Darren but it backfired and cost him the match when Hornswoggle bit Chavo’s ankle.

Match Number Two: Titus O’Neill and Hornswoggle versus Chavo Guerrero and Darren Young

Young and O’Neill start things off and Young with a side head lock into a cravate. Young returns to the side head lock and then he kicks Titus. Titus with a shoulder tackle and then Chavo tags in but Titus does not tag in Hornswoggle.

They lock up and Titus backs Chavo into the corner. Chavo with punches to Titus and the referee warns him. Titus with a back elbow but Chavo with a drop kick. Hornswoggle tags himself in and he says he wants Young. Chavo agrees to tag in Young. Young doesn’t know what to do with the smaller opponent.

Young gets down on his knees and Hornswoggle is in dibelief. Young wants a Greco Roman knuckle lock but his arms are too high. Hornswoggle with a kick and then he stomps on the hand. Hornswoggle kicks Cavho on the apron and then Titus is tagged back in. O’Neill with shoulder tackles followed by an Irish whip and power slam. Titus barks and Regal wonders what he is doing with his arms. Chavo tags in and Young with a shoulder tackle.

Chavo goes up top but Hornswoggle bites his ankle and Hornswoggle goes under the ring. Young tags back in while Chavo goes after Hornswoggle. Young with forearms to the back but O’Neill with Sky High for the three count.

Winners: Titus O’Neill and Hornswoggle

Titus and Hornswoggle celebrate in the ring.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time to see the confrontation between John Cena and the Rock on Raw.

Maryse assumes her position at ringside while she applies some make up.

Match Number Three: Yoshi Tatsu versus Ted DiBiase

Ted with a kick and forearms to Yoshi. Ted with punches and kicks but the referee stops him. Yoshi with chops to Ted followed by a spinning heel kick. Yoshi runs Ted into the corner and he connects with a forearm and a slap. Yoshi with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Ted. Ted comes off the turnbuckles and then he kicks Yoshi. Ted continues the attack with knee drops to the head. Ted with a hard Irish whip and the referee checks on Yoshi.

Ted sends Yoshi into the turnbuckles and then he kicks Yoshi until the referee pulls him out of the corner. Ted chokes Yoshi with his boot and then he continues the attack with more kick and punches. Ted refuses to listen to the referee and he calls for the bell.

Winner: Yoshi Tatsu by disqualification

Ted continues the attack and Maryse gets on the mic and she yells at Ted in French. Ted tells Maryse that she has had enough fun on NXT and he is sick of it. Ted tells Maryse that it is ‘NXT or me’ and she has a week to decide.

Ted leaves the ring and we go to credits.
Holy crap, Homicide still works here! Rob Terry's new nickname is "The Freak". Homicide jumps Terry before the bell, but Terry clotheslines him down, goozles him up to the top rope, and chokeslams him off the top. Terry misses a charge and Homicide lays in some more shots, but goes for a monkey flip and Terry just shoves him off. Terry press slams Homicide, Beels him across the ring, then hits a shoulderblock and goes for a powerslam, but Homicide slips out the back and gets some shots in. Terry eats boot on a charge, but catches Homicide out of a bodypress and hits a powerslam for the win.

Winner: Rob Terry

Homicide attacks Terry from behind with a chair after the match, but Homicide no sells, so Homicide cracks the chair over Terry's head, but Terry no sells that also and chokeslams Homicide as blood starts to run down his forehead. Then the lights go out and Orlando Jordan comes out, pours some kind of cream down his face and chest, and we go to commercial.

We're back, and it's time for the Knockouts Lock Box Challenge!

Knockouts Lock Box Challenge: Tara, Angelina Love, ODB & Hamada vs The Beautiful People & Daffney

Let's see if the guy who runs Lacey's website steals my recap of her match this week, too. Angelina starts with Madison Rayne, then tags out to Tara. Rayne kicks Tara down, then humps her head into the mat. Rayne goes up top, but Tara comes out with the Widow's Peak and eliminates Rayne. Tara wins the first key and we're down to 3-on-3 as we go to commercial.

We're back, and during the commercial, Daffney pinned Hamada to earn a key, so we're down to 2-on-2. Velvet Sky has a chinlock on ODb but ODB fights out and splashes Velvet in the corner. ODB with a fallaway slam on Sky, but only gets 2. Sky slips out of a fireman's carry and gets a DDT to pin ODB and win a kep, and we're down to Lacey and Angelina. Angelina with a flying clothesline and then pounds on Lacey. Angelina whips Lacey into the corner, but Lacey gets her boot up on a charge and goes for a moonsault elbow and drops the elbow even though Angelina moved like five seconds earlier. Angelina with a Flatliner on Lacey for the win.

Winners: Tara, Daffney, Velvet Sky, Angelina Love

As a reminder, each key unlocks one locked box which contain Tara's tarantula, the TNA Knockouts Title, an open contract for a match with anyone, and a contract to have to do a striptease. Now back to the ring for our next match...after a commercial!

Ladder Match: Ken Anderson vs Kurt Angle

We're back from break, and the match is already in progress as Anderson hits a Finlay Roll on Angle. Anderson goes and gets the ladder and brings it in the ring. Anderson suplexes Angle onto the ladder, then sets the ladder up in the corner but Angle now suplexes Anderson into the ladder. Angle takes the ladder out and sets it up in the middle of the ring then goes back to pounding on Anderson, but Anderson whips Angle into the ropes and then rams the ladder into him coming back. Anderson sets up the ladder and goes up top to grab the key, but Angle hits an Angle Slam off the ladder. Angle kicks Anderson out of the ring and slowly climbs back up the ladder, but Anderson comes in and shoves him over the top and Angle takes a really nasty bump to the floor after getting caught on the top rope. Angle's okay though, and Anderson sets up the ladder and goes up, but Angle goes up top and dropkicks the ladder over. Angle with a German Suplex on Anderson, then lays the ladder down, puts Anderson on top of the ladder, goes up top and hits a moonsault onto Anderson on the ladder. Angle fires Anderson into the ringpost, then sets up the ladder and climbs back up, but Anderson grabs Angle's warrior medal and uses it to choke Angle from behind. Angle keeps fighting though, and climbs up to grab the key, but finally he loses consciousness and Anderson goes up and grabs the key.

Winner: Ken Anderson

Anderson gets on the mic after the match saying that he has a bottle of bubbly waiting for him backstage to celebrate not his victory tonight, but his victory at Lockdown, which he just secured, and the only person he's going to be partying with tonight is Mr Anderson...Anderson.

We go backstage to JB with Hulk Hogan, and JB says that Eric Bischoff went into business for himself last week, and is wondering if Hogan has any comment on the situation. Hogan says he's not happy about everything Eric's done since being in TNA, but it stays between them and he's not going to talk about it in public. Bubba the Love Sponge comes in and Hogan tells him he's making a choice to run with the wrong crowd (meaning the Band), and Bubba says he's having a better time than he was with Hogan, so Hogan tells him to have a good time and Bubba says he will and leaves. Jay Lethal comes in and says he has Hogan's back and he's going to find the Megapowers tights.

The Band is just arriving at the Impact Zone, and we're off to commercial!

We're back, and Christy Hemme is backstage with Matt Morgan, who says he's now THE tag team champions. He almost lost the title because of Hernandez, but because of an unfortunate accident a couple of weeks ago, Hernandez is out of action. Morgan says you're looking at the TNA Tag Team Champions: Matt Morgan. Hemme says next week, he's going to have to defend the TNA World Tag Team Title against the winner of the next match.

Motor City Machine Guns vs Team 3D

Sabin and Bubba do a wristlock sequence to start, but Sabin with a series of kicks to Bubba and Bubba responds with a boot to the face. Sabin ducks another boot and hits a springboard bodypress for 1. Tag to Shelley and the Guns get a double team kick to Bubba, but that just made Bubba mad because he smacks Shelley in the face and tags in Devon, who lays Shelley out and hits a diving headbutt. Devon with a bearhug, then drops Shelley with a headbutt. Shelley nails Devon on a backdrop attempt and tags in Sabin, who comes in and cleans house. Sabin off the top with a double dropkick to 3D, and Bubba accidentally nails Devon when Sabin ducks a clothesline. Guns with a sandwich enziguiri and Guns with a double team neckbreaker for 2. Bubba clotheslines both Guns from behind and 3D with the Whazzup, and it's time to get the tables...but wait, the Band comes out and attacks 3D, and the referee calls for the bell. The Band tosses Bubba into the ring with the Guns and they lay everyone out as we go to commercial. Let's call it...

No Contest

We come back and it's time to hear from the Band. Bubba The Love Sponge comes out to join the Band in the ring. Nash says he's got a message: they might not be signing the checks, but they are running the show. He says Hogan's worried about Flair and Bischoff, but that's the least of his worries, because he's looking at his worst nightmare. They've been carrying Hogan for 15 years, but now they're the show and people may not like them, but Nash has three guys in the ring who like him. The Wolfpac music hits.

We go back to JB with the Pope, who is going to attempt to avenge his loss one week ago to Desmond Wolfe. Pope says he's going to make history when he wins the TNA World Title, but even though Wolfe got one over on Pope, tonight's going to be a different story. Desmond Wolfe interrupts and says where he's from, people don't get second chances. He thinks he should get the title shot at AJ at Lockdown. Pope says that if Desmond beats him tonight, he can have the title shot at Lockdown.

Tara is backstage, and she's...STRESSING! We're going to commercial.

Doug Williams comes to the ring and takes the mic from Dave Penzer. He wants to make the point that the days of the acrobats and trapeze artists stinking up the X Division are over, and they need to go back to the circus with the performing monkeys. You tell 'em, Doug! There is an alternative: they can go back to wrestling school and learn how to wrestle. Doug thinks of himself as the master, and because of that would like to be referred to henceforth by his full name Douglas Williams. He's arranged a gauntlet match tonight with himself and Generation Me, and we're going to go right to that match now.

Gauntlet Match: Doug Williams vs Generation Me

Williams starts with Jeremy, and Williams gets a single leg takedown and catapults Jeremy into the corner, but Jermy springboard out onto Williams for 2. Jeremy with a facebuster for 2 and then a high kick to the face for 2, but Williams gets the Chaos Theory to eliminate Jeremy. Now it's Max's turn, and he dives in with a crossbody for 2, then a dropkick for another 2. Max whips Williams into the corner and follows in with an elbow, then a slam and a legdrop gets 2. Max goes up top but Williams knocks him off and gets a guillotine choke and Max taps.

Winner: Douglas Williams

Williams won't break the choke, so Shannon Moore runs out and chases Williams off. Moore says there's no place in the X Division for boring wrestlers like Williams, then challenges Williams to put the X Division Title on the line at Lockdown.

Christy is backstage with Team 3D looking for comments, and Team 3D says there's no reason for the attack they suffered from the Band. Team 3D says their paths have never crossed, but next week they will because they want the Band in the ring.

Desmond Wolfe vs D'Angelo Dinero

Wolfe goes after Pope on the rampway, but Pope fights him off and tosses him back in the ring. Wolfe nails Pope coming back in and gets a flying hammerlock. Wolfe puts Pope up top and goes for the Tower of London, but Pope fights his way out. Pope ducks a lariat and fires away with some quick punches, then hits his version of the Codebreaker for the win. That was quick.

Winner: The Pope

Pope is celebrating on the rampway after the match and AJ Styles comes out and attacks him, then tosses him back in the ring and hits the Styles Clash, then gets in his face and starts shouting at him. Abyss' music hits and out comes the big man, and AJ backs off, but Wolfe attacks Abyss from behind and while he's got Abyss' attention, AJ comes back in and clips Abyss' knee from behind. Wolfe has a fire extinguisher and nails Abyss with it as we go back to commercial.

We're back, and it's time to reveal the contents of the Lock Boxes! I can't believe this is in our main event segment. Velvet opens hers first, and she gets...the open contract! Tara's up second, and her prize is...her tarantula! But unfortunately, this means she's no longer the Knockouts Champion. And it comes down to Angelina and Daffney. They open their boxes at the same time, and our new Knockouts Champion is...Angelina Love! So now Daffney has to go to the ring and strip, and if she doesn't she'll be fired on the spot. Surely this violates some kind of sexual harassment law. Daffney makes her way to the ring and looks none too happy, but she must have picked something up during her time with the YRR. Daffney proceeds to do the worst, least enthusiastic striptease I've ever seen, and with horrible music at that, but out comes Lacey Von Erich, who lays Daffney out with the ugly stick, then she starts stripping as Tara and Angelina start fighting up on the rampway over the Knockouts Title. They start fighting into the ring and brawl on the mat right in front of Lacey...who keeps on stripping. Velvet Sky takes the mic and says that Lacey's turned up the heat, but rule #1 of the Beautiful People Club is that no Beautiful Person shall upstage another Beautiful Person, so Velvet's going to cash in her open contract next week against Angelina in a Leather and Lace match. Angelina makes mad faces at her as we go off the air.

2012 - Hacksaw Duggan's autobiography was officially released.

2012 - TNA and Spike announced they had signed a new deal to keep Impact Wrestling on the cable network.  The official press release reads:

SPIKE TV AND TNA ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR EXTENSION TO ITS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

The Highly-Rated “Impact Wrestling” Maintains Its Home On Spike TV On Thursday Nights

New York, NY – April 5, 2012 – Spike TV and TNA Entertainment have agreed upon a multi-year extension on their strategic partnership, maintaining Spike TV as the exclusive U.S. television home of the emerging sports-entertainment property.

The deal was announced today jointly by Kevin Kay, Spike TV President and Dixie Carter, TNA Entertainment President. TNA wrestling debuted on Spike TV in July, 2005. Over the last seven years, the ratings for TNA’s “IMPACT Wrestling” have grown from an average of 700,000 viewers at launch to nearly two million today.

“Dixie Carter and her team at TNA have done a phenomenal job in developing stars for an exciting, high-action brand that resonates with Spike’s audience,” said Kay. “We are excited to further our partnership and will continue to build and invigorate the franchise together.”

“We are thrilled that Spike TV will be IMPACT Wrestling's home for years to come,” said Carter. “The dedication that Kevin Kay and the network have shown us in building our brand is what makes this announcement even more meaningful for me. And look for some exciting things to happen on IMPACT in the near future."

TNA’s flagship series, “IMPACT Wrestling,” airs weekly on Spike TV and is one of the network’s top-rated series. The show has evolved into must-see-tv on Thursdays with young men and currently ranks among the top shows on cable in its timeslot with Men 18-34.

The roster features many of the biggest names in wrestling including Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Booby Roode, Sting, James Storm, Rob Van Dam the lovely and lethal Knockouts.

About Spike TV:
Spike TV is available in 99.8 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV's press site at http://www.spike.com/press. Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

About TNA Entertainment:
TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held sports entertainment company based in Nashville, Tennessee that specializes in events, products, numerous TV properties, merchandise and music, as well as, the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. In addition, TNA produces monthly PPV events and over 100 live shows a year. The product is the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling and is broadcast in over 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.impactwrestling.com.

2012 - WWE champion CM Punk was interviewed by Mike Jones on Washington DC 101 Radio to promote this Monday's Raw. Highlights:

*On Brock Lesnar, Punk played up that he didn't know yet why Lesnar had returned and that even if he knew, he wouldn't give the storyline away.

*Regarding Wrestlemania, Punk said that he wasn't nervous when it came time for the match against Chris Jericho, but when you arrive ready to go at 12 Noon and have all day to wait, nerves do come up.

*Punk stated that it had been some time since he had an opponent he could match up with like Chris Jericho and hoped he'd be able to get a few more PPV matches out of it.

*The one opponent he never got in the ring with that he wanted was Shawn Michaels and right now he's hoping for Steve Austin.

*Punk told a story of Iron Sheik being wheeled out to the crowd to watch Punk vs. Jericho at Wrestlemania and loving the chance to talk with Roddy Piper for some time after the PPV. He said that he doesn't feel right about being endorsed by so many legends but is humbled by it and feels it happens because of his work ethic and his love of the business. He said that he can't get behind it completely because it would be too egotistical.

2012 - TNA broadcast Impact Wrestling.  Stu Carapola filed the following TV report:

Welcome to the Impact Wrestling Report on PWInsider.com!

We start off with a look back at last week when Hulk Hogan accepted the job as the new GM of Impact Wrestling, and we go to the Impact Zone where Dixie Cartner has called all the wrestlers out to the ring for a meeting as she again introduces our new GM. Hogan reiterates how he would have never taken the job back if it weren't for Sting watching his back and he thanks Dixie Carter for another chance, and he says that he met with Creative and they have a bunch of new segments that are going to be coming, but right now he has some Lockdown business to take care of. Hogan makes Matt Morgan vs Crimson for Lockdown, then says he's had a hard time figuring out who the #1 contender to Gail Kim ought to be, so tonight, we're going to have a Knockouts Challenge to determine who challenges Gail at Lockdown. There's one other thing he needs to handle right now, and he wants Eric Bischoff to come out right now. Ric Flair said Bischoff's not here and he can't tell anyone anything, and Hogan says he had better get here.

Bobby Roode's music hits and he comes out with his lawyers, and Hogan doesn't appreciate him showing up fashionably late. Roode says he can show up whenever he wants, and that Hogan better ask the last GM how things go when he gets pushed too far. Nothing is going to stop him from being the most dominant champion in the history of TNA, and his only obligation from this point forward is Lockdown, where he will embarrass James Storm and successfully defend his title. Until then, the champ's outta here. Roode turns to lead, but Hogan tells him that things are changing around here, and he calls Ken Anderson into the ring. Hogan says everyone wanted Mr Anderson back, and the fans want to see Anderson take on Roode tonight. Roode loses his mind and tells his legal team to tell him no, but it looks like the match is set.

Hogan also has a message for Kurt Angle, who says he won't wrestle Jeff Hardy at Lockdown, and that's true, because he's going to wrestle him tonight and, by the way, the match is happening right now.

Kurt Angle vs Jeff Hardy

Hardy takes control early with shoulderblocks and armdrags, Angle manages to escape the armbar but Hardy keeps taking him back down and keeps control of the arm. Angle goes to the eyes and tries to shake his arm out, but gets caught with a flying headscissors and rolls out to the floor. Hardy hits a baseball slide through the ropes and Angle visibly cracks the back of his head on the barricade. Angle is busted open hardway and blood starts running down his head as Hardy slams his face into the ring steps, but Angle catches him with a big right hand and a snap suplex gets 2. Angle goes for another cover, but Hardy is out at 2 again so Angle tries to wear him out with a rear chinlock. Hardy fights his way free and hits the ropes, but Angle catches him coming off with a back elbow and Hardy goes down again as we go to commercial.

We're back from commercial, and Angle charges Hardy in the corner and runs right into Hardy's boot, and then Hardy does the Whisper In The Wind and barely grazes Angle, but Angle is nice enough to sell it anyway. Hardy with a forearm off the ropes and goes for the Twist of Fate, but Angle shoves him off into the ropes and catches Hardy in a waistlock as he comes back, trapping Hardy's arm as well, and hitting a trio of rolling German suplexes. Angle waits for Hardy to get to his feet and goes for the Angle Slam, Hardy slips out and hits the Twist of Fate, then goes up top for the Swanton. Angle pops up and runs up the corner, suplexes Hardy into the middle of the ring, and covers for 2. Angle pulls the straps down and hooks on the Angle lock, Hardy fights his way to the ropes, but Angle drags him back out to the middle of the ring and yells at Hardy to tap. Hardy again begins the arduous crawl to the ropes, and finally manages to kick Angle off and hit an inverted enziguiri. Hardy goes up for the Swanton again, but Angle pulls the referee in the way and Hardy drops off the top rope to go after Angle. Angle shoves the referee out of the way and goes for a low blow, but Hardy catches his fist and nails another series of clotheslines. Hardy goes for the Twist of Fate, but Angle disengages and heads for the hills. He bails out to the floor and backs his way up the ramp to take the intentional countout loss.

Winner: Jeff Hardy by countout

Hogan is backstage applauding Angle as he comes through the curtain, and he tells Angle that he can't run and hide anymore, so now he's booking Angle to face Hardy in the cage at Lockdown.

Ric Flair is backstage on the phone with Eric Bischoff and tells him it's going down and he's got to get to the building because Hogan's doing stuff they need to address right away. Bischoff says he's on his way, and Flair reiterates that this is an emergency and he needs to get here right away.

The Mystery Cameraman asks Bully Ray for his thoughts on James Storm vs Bobby Roode at Lockdown, and Bubba says that his name is Calfzilla and he's trending on Twitter even though he's not even on Twitter. He doesn't care about Storm and Roode because he's going to be the next World Champion, and right now he's going to the ring to take care of a bigger problem. Actually, it's a really small problem named Austin Aries, and he'll see him out in the ring.

Bully Ray is in the ring with the microphone, and he wonders why a little guy like Austin Aries would want to piss off a monster like him. Bubba says he's taken craps bigger than Aries, but now Aries' music hits and the X Division Champion makes his way out to the ring to have a word with Bubba. Aries shushes the crowd, then bashes Bubba in the skull with the microphone and starts just unloading on Bubba with punches in the corner. Aries tears his jacket and the belt off and goes back after Bubba, but Bubba just picks him up, carries him across the ring, and powerbombs Aries hard onto the mat. Bubba picks up the belt and microphone and asks Aries if he knows who he is, then drops the mic and the belt onto Aries and walks off.

Joseph Park is backstage looking all over catering for his brother, the caterer says he hasn't seen his brother Chris, so Joseph hands him his card and says to call him if he hears anything.

AJ Styles is backstage saying he thinks Storm will have the advantage over Roode at Lockdown, especially if he can hit the Last Call. Storm comes in and says that Hogan told him that he needs to have a match tonight since Roode has one, and he needs someone Phenomenal to help him get ready for Lockdown. AJ says that he'll do it, but wants to warn Storm that he's way faster than Roode, but Storm says that's fine because, if he can hit the Last Call on AJ, he knows he can hit it on Roode.

Knockouts #1 Contender Match: Mickie James vs Winter vs Angelina Love vs Tara vs Madison Rayne vs Velvet Sky

Tara and Winter start us off and trade wristlocks, but Tara slams Winter and hits a standing moonsault, she goes for a cover but all four of the other girls come in to break up the pin. Angelina tags herself in and goes face to face with her time-traveling lesbian lover. They circle one another, but Winter tags out to Mickie rather than fight Angelina, and Mickie rolls over Angelina with a shoulderblock. Mickie cartwheels past a shot from Angelina and connects with a dropkick. Angelina Tullys Mickie into the second rope, but Mickie ducks another wild swing and hits a neckbreaker. She makes a cover and Madison tries to come in and break up the fall, but Mickie moves out of the way and Madison hits Angelina instead. Velvet tags in and plows over her former partner Angelina with a series of shoulderblocks, but Velvet catches a back elbow to the midsection, followed by a front powerslam from Angelina that puts her down for 2. Madison and Tara tag in and Tara shoves Madison into Angelina, knocking her to the floor, then destroys Madison with a big boot and spinning side suplex. Winter breaks up the cover at 2 and allows Madison to thumb Tara in the eye, and Velvet tags in and tries an O'Connor Roll on Madison. Madison holds the ropes and catches Velvet with a clothesline before hitting her wacky neckbreaker, but now Angelina comes in and gets a funky backbrekaer of her own. Tara comes in and hits the Widow's Peak on Angelina, Winter comes in and hits a spinning uranage backbreaker on Tara, Mickie hits the leaping DDT on Winter, and finally Velvet hits the sitout Pedigree on Mickie for the win.

Winner: Velvet Sky

Ken Anderson is backstage saying that instead of worrying about what's going to happen to Roode at Lockdown, we ought to worry about what's going to happen to him tonight when he faces Anderson. Roode comes in and they have words and almost get into it backstage, but Anderson suggests saving it so they can do this in front of everyone later tonight.

It's time for Eric Young's bachelor party, and instead of strippers, he's got a bunch of laptops set up so Eric and his friends can play fantasy baseball. ODB comes in and says that there's no girls allowed, but she brought fried chicken and cigars, then asks if they can get porno on his laptop. She tells EY that after they're married next week, every night will be a bachelor party for him, then she rubs his face in her boobs.

James Storm vs AJ Styles

They tie up and do some back and forth chain wrestling and Storm goes for the Last Call early, but AJ rolls out of the way and tells Storm he's not going to get him with that. AJ shoots Storm to the ropes, Storm comes off and hits a shoulderblock, he hits the ropes again and AJ goes for a dropkick as well but now Storm holds the ropes. AJ with a go behind and Storm goes to the ropes, but AJ goes for the dropkick again and hits it this time. Storm backdrops AJ to the apron and goes for a shot at him, but AJ drops to the floor and out of Storm's reach. AJ comes in and goes for a kick, Storm catches the foot and shoves AJ down, then floats right into a side headlock. AJ tries to roll Storm to his back, but can't quite get him all the way over, so he gets back to his feet and they have a chop exchange. AJ gets a side backbreaker on Storm for a 2 count, then hits a slam and comes off the ropes with the fancy kneedrop. AJ goes after Storm's legs, but Storm pulls away so AJ goes to a chinlock instead. Storm elbows his way out and goes for Last Call again, but AJ dodges to the side and unloads on Storm with forearms to the skull. AJ goes for a whip, but Storm reverses and sends AJ hard into the corner. Storm with a leaping enziguiri and then he goes up to the top rope, but AJ recovers and hits a leaping Pelle kick. AJ climbs up top with Storm and goes for a Frankensteiner, but Storm drops down to the mat and gives AJ the Eye Of The Storm. Storm goes for the Codebreaker, but AJ blocks and gets Storm in the figure four leglock, and yells at Storm that he can't throw that kick now. Storm makes it to the ropes, so AJ breaks and goes to a half crab instead. Storm again kicks AJ off, but catches another Pelle kick. AJ goes for a leaping forearm in the corner, but Storm dodges and AJ lands face first on the top turnbuckle with an audible THWACK, and Storm quickly connects with the Last Call, which AJ sells better than anyone else in history, and Storm covers for the win.

Winner: James Storm

Storm helps AJ to his feet and sticks his hand out, and AJ takes it and they shake hands before AJ picks up the beer bottle and hands it to Storm. Storm gets a microphone and tells Roode next week, he wants Roode to come out to the ring and look in his eye one last time before he kicks his teeth down his throat.

Hogan is backstage telling Sting to go home and get better because he'll need him at 100% to help him do what he needs to do. Sting says it's not easy having the doctors not let him in the ring, but Hogan says he has things for now and just needs Sting to get healthy.

James Storm's guys who did his entrance music are backstage being happy when Bobby Roode comes in to introduce himself. He says he was Storm's buddy too until he cracked the beer bottle over Storm's head. Roode spits water in one of the guys' face, leading to a pull apart brawl.

Motor City Machine Guns vs Mexican America

Let's see, the MCMG got entrance music and Mexican America didn't. Guess we know how this is going to go. Shelley and Anarquia start us off as Sabin gets "welcome back" chants from the crowd. Shelley beats the crap out of Anarquia and stomps him out in the corner before throwing his gum at him, then drags Anarquia over to his corner and tags in Sabin, who comes off the second rope with a double axhandle and goes for an arm wringer. Hernandez tags in, but takes a kick to the midsection and Sabin goes for a sunset flip. Hernandez blocks and yanks Sabin up by the neck, but Sabin ducks a clothesline and hits a bulldog for 2. Shelley tags in and they hit a series of double teams in the corner on Hernandez, and Shelley goes for a tornado DDT, but Hernandez just shoves him off and Shelley flies clear across the ring. Hernandez bulldozes over Shelley with a shoulderblock, then tags out to Anarquia, who misses a leapfrog splash in the corner. Shelley takes out Hernandez with a leaping enziguiri and tags out to Sabin, who works Anarquia over with kicks and a leaping elbow in the corner. Sabin hangs Anarquia up in the Tree of Woe and hits a delayed basement dropkick. Hernandez breaks up an attempt at the cradle shock driver, Shelley saves Sabin from the Border Toss, then they hit the skull and crossbones for the win.

Winners: Motor City Machine Guns

Geez, they made it look so easy, didn't they? Sabin gets a microphone and says they are the Motor City Machine Guns, and they want one thing: the TNA World Tag Team Title.

Ric Flair catches up to Eric Bischoff backstage and tells him what Hogan's doing, and Bischoff says Hogan needs to know that Flair is a two time Hall of Famer, and he's going to put Hogan back in his box.

Hulk Hogan says that a little birdie told him that Eric Bischoff has arrived after being conveniently absent earlier, and invites him down to the ring. Eric comes to the top of the ramp and says it's ironic that they wound up at opposite ends of the spectrum after all they've been through together. He never would have thought they'd wind up trying to undermine each other, but it makes sense because there's too many differences between them to name, and the biggest one is that Hogan's not a leader, he doesn't havea vision for others to base their lives and careers on, he's an opportunist who tags into situations he's most likely to benefit from while Bischoff is a true leader. Hogan says he's the leader of blowing hot air on and on and on, and since Eric's such a great leader, we're taking care of all the Lockdown business right here. Instead of Garett and Gunner in the cage, how about Eric puts together his finest team, Garett puts together a team of his own, and all the business gets taken care of at Lockdown. If Eric's team wins, Garett never wrestles in Impact Wrestling again, but if Garett wins, then Eric is going to hit the road and will never be allowed to use the Bischoff name again. Bischoff says we got a deal, so Hogan says that at Lockdown, this thing between Eric and Garett ends one way or another.

We see another video package hyping up Storm vs Roode at Lockdown, with this one featuring Storm's family talking about how much it hurt Storm to have Roode turn on him like that, and what Roode's in for at Lockdown.

And with that, it's main event time!

World Champion Robert Roode vs Ken Anderson

The referee kicks Roode's security crew out of the ringside area, and then Anderson nails Roode and tosses him into the ring to jump start the match. Roode catches Anderson with a knee to the breadbasket and a vertical suplex, followed by a leaping kneedrop for 2. Roode dishes out a chop in the corner and rams Anderson's face into the corner turnbuckle, then whips Anderson hard across the ring and Anderson collapses to the mat where Roode covers him for 2. Anderson comes back with a series of clotheslines and a BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK BODYDROP for 2, then the referee inadvertently gets bumped. Anderson hits the Finlay roll and makes a cover, but no referee. Anderson goes to check on him, but Roode grabs a beer bottle...um, from a kid at ringside. Yeah, that's Florida. Roode cracks the bottle over Anderson's head and makes the cover, and the referee doesn't seem to notice the blood on Anderson's head of the broken glass all over the mat as he counts 3.

Winner: Bobby Roode

James Storm and Hulk Hogan come marching out to the ring, Roode heads for the hills but Hogan announces that he's reversing the decision and making Anderson the winner of this match. Okay, then.

Winner: Ken Anderson by DQ

Roode says screw Hogan and he can kiss his championship ass.