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1977 - Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell defeat Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum for the AWA World Tag Team Title in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1983 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran Norfolk, Virginia headlined by NWA U.S. Champion Greg Valentine & Jake Roberts defeating Ric Flair & Roddy Piper via disqualification and NWA World Champion Harley Race defeated Wahoo McDaniel
1984 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran Greensboro, NC at the Coliseum, featuring:
-Sam Houston defeated Ali Bey.
-Tom Shaft defeated Kurt Von Hess.
-Buzz Sawyer defeated Johnny Weaver.
-Rufus R. Jones defeated Jesse Barr.
-Adrian Street defeated Paul Jones via disqualification.
-Jimmy Valiant defeated Kamala.
-Tully Blanchard defeated Ricky Steamboat via disqualification.
-NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Wahoo McDaniel.
1985 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran the Memorial Auditorium in Greenville, SC with the following results:
-Pat Tanaka & Denny Brown fought Gene Ligon & John Tatum to a draw.
-The Barbarian defeated Sam Houston.
-Nikita Koloff, NWA Tag Team Champions Ivan Koloff & Krusher Kruschev defeated Jimmy Valiant, Buzz Tyler, & Manny Fernandez.
-Buddy Landell defeated Ron Bass.
-NWA World TV Champion Dusty Rhodes defeated Abdullah the Butcher via disqualification in a bullrope match.
-NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated NWA US Champion Magnum TA via disqualification.
1986 - Dusty Rhodes, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, Ole & NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson in the main event of a Jim Crockett Promotions in Rocky Mount, N.
1987 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran San Francisco, CA at the Civic Auditorium with the following results:
-Misty Blue defeated Kat Leroux.
-Big Bubba defeated Chris Adams.
-Barry Windham defeated Black Bart.
-Mike Rotunda fought Dory Funk Jr..
-Jimmy & Ron Garvin defeated Ivan Koloff & Manny Fernandez.
-Dick Murdoch defeated Steve Williams.
-NWA U.S. Champion Nikita Koloff defeated Arn Anderson.
-The Road Warriors defeated NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane.
-NWA World Tag Team Champions The Rock N' Roll Express, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair & Lex Luger.
-Dusty Rhodes defeated NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard in a non-title steel cage match.
1988 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran Raleigh, NC at the Dorton Arena with the following results:
-Kendall Windham fought Rick Steiner to a draw.
-Brad Armstrong defeated Cruel Connection #1.
-Ron Garvin & Mighty Wilbur defeated Larry Zbyzsko & Al Perez.
-Jimmy Garvin defeated Dick Murdoch.
-Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated the Sheepherders.
-NWA TV Champion Mike Rotunda defeated Steve Williams via disqualification.
-NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers defeated Jim Cornette, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane in a handicap match.
-The Road Warriors defeated Ivan Koloff & the Russian Assassin.
-Dusty Rhodes, Lex Luger, Sting, & Nikita Koloff defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard.
1990 - WCW held their Great American Bash Pay-per-view at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. Here are the results:
- In a dark match, David Sierra defeated Mr. X.
- Doug Furnas defeated Dutch Mantel.
- Mike Rotunda defeated The Iron Sheik.
- Brian Pillman defeated Buddy Landell.
- NWA World Tag Team Champions Doom defeated The Rock N' Roll Express when Butch Reed pinned Gibson with a second rope shoulderblock.
- Paul Orndorff, Junkyard Dog & El Gigante defeated Sid Vicious, Arn Anderson & Barry Windham via DQ when Vicious threw JYD over the top rope.
- Harley Race defeated Tommy Rich.
- Big Van Vader, in his WCW debut, defeated Tom Zenk in two minutes with a big splash.
- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated The Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes).
- U.S. Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane) defeated Tracey Smothers & Steve Armstrong when Lane superkicked Smothers from the apron and Eaton rolled him up for the pin. The match is considered one of the best matches of 1990.
- U.S. Champion Lex Luger defeated Mark Callous (the future Undertaker) with a clothesline.
- Sting defeated Ric Flair to win the NWA World Heavyweight Title. Junkyard Dog, Paul Orndorff and the Steiners were at ringside to prevent interference, and Ole Anderson was handcuffed to El Gigante. At the end of the match, Sting missed a Stinger Splash and Flair went for the figure four, but Sting cradled him into a small package for the win.
1990 - WWF ran Calgary, Alberta before 4,500 fans with the following results:
-Shane Douglas pinned Paul Diamond.
-The Barbarian pinned Jimmy Snuka.
-Dino Bravo pinned Tugboat as Jimmy Hart held Tugboat's foot down from outside the ring.
-The Bushwhackers defeated Greg Valentine & the Honkytonk Man via disqualification.
-Jake Roberts defeated Dino Bravo (substituting for Bad News Brown).
-Buddy Rose defeated Jim Powers.
-WWF champion the Ultimate Warrior pinned Rick Rude.
1990 - WWF ran South Bend, Indiana at the Joyce Athletic & Convocation Center with the following results:
-Haku defeated Jim Brunzell.
-Nikolai Volkoff defeated Boris Zhukov.
-Earthquake defeated Jim Duggan.
-WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart.
-The Warlord defeated Pez Whatley.
-Hillbilly Jim defeated Black Bart.
-WWF Intercontinental Champion Mr. Perfect defeated Tito Santana (substituting for Brutus Beefcake).
1991 - WWF ran Lowell, MA with the following results:
-Jim Neidhart pinned Hercules.
-Marty Jannetty & Jim Powers (substituting for Shawn Michaels) defeated Pat Tanaka & Col. Mustafa (subsituting for Kato).
-Big Bully Busick pinned Koko B. Ware.
-Jimmy Snuka pinned the Barbarian.
-Typhoon pinned Tito Santana.
-The Big Bossman defeated the Mountie in a steel cage match.
1991 - WCW ran Richmond, VA at the Coliseum before 2,500 fans with the following:
-Terrance Taylor defeated Brian Armstrong.
-Johnny B. Badd defeated Big Josh.
-Tom Zenk defeated the Diamond Studd (Scott Hall).
-Mchael Hayes defeated Steve Armstrong.
-Rick Steiner & Sam Houston defeated The Hardliners, Dick Murdoch & Dick Slater via disqualification.
-WCW TV Champion Steve Austin fought Bobby Eaton to a 15-minute time-limit draw.
-Ron Simmons & Missy Hyatt defeated Arn Anderson & Paul E. Dangerously.
-Dustin Rhodes defeated Ricky Morton via disqualification.
-Sting, WCW U.S. Champion Lex Luger, the Yellow Dog (Brian Pillman), & El Gigante defeated Barry Windham, Nikita Koloff, Kevin Sullivan, & the One Man Gang in Wargames.
1992 - WWF ran Davenport, IA at the Palmer Auditorium before 2,500 fans with the following results:
-Kato pinned Jerry Stevens.
-The Nasty Boys defeated Owen Hart & Koko B. Ware.
-Nailz defeated Jim Brunzell (substituting for the Big Bossman) at 3:28.
-WWF Intercontinental Champion Bret Hart pinned Shawn Michaels at 17:26.
-Rick Martel defeated Tatanka via countout.
-The Legion of Doom defeated the Beverly Brothers.
-The Ultimate Warrior pinned Papa Shango.
1992 - WWF ran Allentown, PA, drawing a sellout 3,100 with the following:
-Tito Santana pinned the Brooklyn Brawler.
-The Undertaker pinned the Berzerker.
-Kamala pinned Kerry Von Erich.
-The Natural Disasters defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Ted DiBiase & IRS via count-out.
-Virgil defeated Skinner.
-Davey Boy Smith defeated Repo Man.
-WWF champion Randy Savage & Sgt. Slaughter defeated Ric Flair & the Mountie when the Mountie was pinned.
1994 - WWF ran Valley Forge, PA, drawing 200 fans with the following results:
-Jim Powers defeated Damien Demento.
-The Mighty Doom defeated Little Leopard.
-Sgt. Slaughter defeated Quebecar Pierre.
-Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Glenn Osbourne.
-Heidi Lee Morgan defeated Rusty Thomas.
-Bob Backlund defeated Greg Valentine.
1994 - WWF ran Landover, MD at the USAir Arena before 1,800 fans:
-The 1-2-3 Kid defeated Kwang.
-Duke Drose defeated Rick Martel.
-WWF Tag Team Champions the Headshrinkers defeated Double Trouble (subsituting for the Heavenly Bodies).
-Randy Savage defeated Jerry Lawler.
-Nikolai Volkoff defeated Virgil.
-IRS defeated Tatanka via disqualification.
-Yokozuna defeated Typhoon.
-WWF champion Bret Hart defeated Owen Hart.
1994 - Smoky Mountain Wrestling ran Harlan, KY with the following results:
The Dirty White Boy defeated Kendo the Samurai (Brian Logan)
The Thrillseekers, Chris Jericho & Lance Storm defeated Well Dunn, Steven Dunn & Timothy Well in a penalty box match
SMW Tag Team Champions Brian Lee & Chris Candido defeated Scott & Steve Armstrong
Tracy Smothers defeated Bruiser Bedlam in a dock match
1995 - WWF ran Indianapolis, IN at the Market Square Arena before 3,600 fans with the following:
-Fatu defeated Rad Radford (Louie Spicoli).
-The 1-2-3 Kid defeated the Brooklyn Brawler.
-WWF Women's Champion Alundra Blayze defeated Bertha Faye.
-WWF champion Diesel defeated Psycho Sid in a steel cage match.
-WWF Tag Team Champions Owen Hart & Yokozuna defeated Lex Luger & Davey Boy Smith.
-Shawn Michaels defeated WWF Intercontinental Champion Jeff Jarrett via countout.
-The Undertaker defeated Kama in a casket match.
1995 - SMW ran Clinchport, VA with the following results:
Boo Bradley (the future Balls Mahoney) defeated Killer Kyle
Tracy Smothers & the Dirty White Boy defeated the Headbangers
Brad Armstrong fought Buddy Landel to a double disqualification; the match was to determine the new SMW Heavyweight Champion
USWA Tag Team Champions The Rock N' Roll Express, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Al Snow & Unabom via count-out
Brad Armstrong won a pole battle royal
1996 - WWF ran Providence, RI at the Civic Center with the following results:
-Duke Drose pinned Leif Cassidy with a powerslam as Cassidy came off the top.
-Salvatore Sincere (sub. for Owen Hart) pinned Barry Horowitz after Horowitz failed a crossbody off the top.
-Henry & Phinneas Godwinn defeated Skip & Zip and WWF Tag Team Champions the Smoking Gunns in a non-title match; the Body Donnas were counted-out after they and Kloudy chased Sunny backstage; Phinneas pinned one of the champions with a roll up after Sunny returned ringside and accidentally slapped one of her wrestlers.
-Jake Roberts pinned Justin Bradshaw (sub. for Davey Boy Smith) with the DDT.
-The Undertaker defeated Mankind via count-out after hitting him with a chair on the arena floor.
-WWF Intercontinental Champion Ahmed Johnson pinned Goldust with the Pearl River Plunge.
-Steve Austin pinned Savio Vega in a No DQ match following a low blow and roll up.
-Marc Mero pinned Hunter Hearst Helmsley with a roll over into a bridge.
-WWF World Champion Shawn Michaels pinned Vader with the superkick.
1996 - WCW Bash at the Beach was held in Daytona Beach, Florida at the Ocean Center. Here are the results:
In matches shown on TBS' The Main Event:
- Jim Powers defeated Hugh Morrus.
- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat via DQ.
- Bobby Walker defeated Billy Kidman.
- The Rock N' Roll Express defeated Scott Norton & Ice Train.
- Eddie Guerrero defeated Steven Regal.
In matches shown on the Pay-per-view:
- Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Psicosis by reversing a Splash Mountain attempt into a rana.
- John Tenta defeated Big Bubba Rogers in a Carson City Silver Dollar match after hitting Rogers with a sock filled with silver dollars.
- Diamond Dallas Page defeated Hacksaw Duggan in a Taped Fist match with a Diamond Cutter.
- The Nasty Boys defeated The Public Enemy in a Double Dog Collar Chain match when Sags pinned Rocco Rock after a double clothesline with the chain.
- WCW Cruiserweight Champion Dean Malenko defeated Disco Inferno with the Texas Cloverleaf.
- Steve McMichael defeated Joe Gomez with a tombstone piledriver.
- Ric Flair defeated Konnan to win the U.S. Title with his feet on the ropes for leverage after Woman had hit Konnan with her shoe.
- The Giant & Kevin Sullivan defeated Arn Anderson & Chris Benoit when Giant pinned Anderson with a chokeslam.
- Kevin Nash, Scott Hall & their mystery partner vs. Randy Savage, Sting & Lex Luger went to a no contest. The Outsiders had promised a third member, but it wasn't until the end of the match, when Hulk Hogan came out and legdropped Randy Savage, that it was revealed. Hogan, Hall and Nash continued to beat down Savage and Sting (Luger had been stretchered out early in the bout). Mean Gene Okerlund then interviewed Hogan, Hall and Nash, as the fans threw garbage into the ring. Hogan declared that he was the third Outsider, and the NWO (New World Order) was formed.
1997 - WWF ran a TV Taping in Edmonton, Alberta at the Northlands Coliseum with the following results:
-Steve Gillespie defeated Steve Rivers
-Bret Hart, WWF Intercontinental Champion Owen Hart & WWF European Champion Davey Boy Smith defeated Steve Austin & the Legion of Doom.
Shotgun Saturday Night:
-The Legion of Doom defeated Steve Rivers & Ken Johnson.
-Kama defeated Dale Hutchinson.
-Ken Shamrock defeated Salvatore Sincere via submission with the ankle lock.
-WWF Intercontinental Champion Owen Hart defeated Flash Funk.
Raw is War:
The Great Sasuke pinned Taka Michinoku at 5:46.
Savio Vega fought Crush to a double countout at 2:24 after other members of the DOA and Los Boricuas began brawling at ringside.
WWF Tag Team Title Tournament Finals: WWF Intercontinental Champion Owen Hart & WWF European Champion Davey Boy Smith defeated Farooq & D-Lo Brown via count-out at 6:50. They earned the chance to face Steve Austin and a mystery partner the following week.
Brian Christopher defeated Eric Shelley.
Steve Austin pinned Hunter Hearst Helmsley with the Stunner.
Bret Hart pinned Goldust by blocking a sunset flip at 10:21; after the bout, the Hart Foundation brawled with the Legion of Doom and Ken Shamrock.
1997 - WCW ran a Monday Nitro taping in Memphis, TN at the Mid-South Coliseum, drawing 7,799 fans with the following results:
-Public Enemy defeated Harlem Heat (with Sister Sherri Martel) at 4:55. After the bout, the Heat fired Sherri (Sherri's last appearance for WCW).
-Konnan defeated Joe Gomez via submission at 3:11.
-Juventud Guerrera & Hector Garza defeated Villano IV & V at 6:16 when Guerrera pinned Villano V with the 450 splash.
-Buff Bagwell & Scott Norton defeated Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 8:01 when Bagwell pinned Chavo with the Buff Blockbuster; after the bout, Eddie and Chavo argued backstage over the loss.
-La Parka (Diamond Dallas Page under a mask) pinned Randy Savage at 3:10 with the Diamond Cutter; after the bout, La Parka took off his mask to reveal himself as DDP.
-Psychosis & Silver King fought Glacier & Ernest Miller to a no contest at 2:17 when Mortis & Wrath interfered.
-Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Chris Benoit & Steve McMichael at 9:16 when Rick pinned Benoit after Kevin Sullivan interfered and hit Benoit with a chair.
1998 - WCW ran a Saturday Night taping in Macon, GA at the Coliseum with the followng results:
-Public Enemy defeated Judo Suwa & Sumo Fuji.
-Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Lenny Lane.
-Mike Enos defeated Bobby Blaze.
-Ernest Miller defeated Johnny Swinger.
-Raven & Horace defeated Perry Saturn & Van Hammer.
-Scott Putski defeated Julio Sanchez.
-Jim Neidhart defeated the Renegade.
-Disco Inferno & Alex Wright defeated Disorderly Conduct.
-Norman Smiley defeated the Gambler.
-The Ultimo Dragon defeated an unknown.
-Chris Jericho defeated an unknown.
-Jim Duggan fought Stevie Ray to a double disqualification.
-Perry Saturn defeated Sick Boy.
-Scott Putski defeated Bobby Eaton.
-Barry Darsow defeated Jim Powers.
-Rick Fuller defeated Doc Dean.
-Chris Adams defeated Barry Horowitz.
-High Voltage defeated Villano IV & V.
-Steve McMichael defeated Julio Sanchez.
-Roadblock defeated an unknown.
-Fit Finlay defeated Jerry Flynn.
-Scott Hall defeated Konnan.
-WCW World & US Champion Bill Goldberg defeated Scott Hall.
1999 - WCW ran Montgomery, AL at the Civic Center with the following results:
-Jerry Flynn defeated Lord Steven Regal.
-Psychosis & La Parka defeated Silver King & El Dandy.
-Jim Duggan defeated Brian Adams.
-WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. & Billy Kidman defeated Eddie Guerrero & Chris Jericho when Kidman pinned Jericho; prior to the bout, Jericho cut a promo saying if he was pinned in the match then he would quit WCW (Jericho's last appearance).
-Konnan defeated Curt Hennig.
-Buff Bagwell defeated WCW TV Champion Rick Steiner in a non-title match.
-Booker T defeated WCW Tag Team Champion Diamond Dallas Page.
2000 - Extreme Championship Wrestling ran a ECW on TNN taping in Poughkeepsie, NY at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center with the following results:
Danny Doring pinned Bill Wiles
Simon Diamond & Swinger defeated Prodigy & Prodigette
Nova & Chris Chetti & Chilly Willy defeated The FBI
C.W. Anderson defeated Kid Kash
ECW World champion Justin Credible defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri
ECW World TV champion Rhino defeated Raven in Raven's final bout for ECW.
Tommy Dreamer & Jerry Lynn defeated The Baldies
Rob Van Dam defeated Balls Mahoney
2001 - WWF ran North Charleston, SC at the Coliseum with the following results:
-Tajiri pinned Raven after William Regal distracted Raven from ringside.
-Rhyno pinned Test with the Gore.
-Molly Holly defeated Ivory.
-The Acolytes defeated Jerry Lynn & Bull Buchannan.
-WCW Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Gregory Helms.
-WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz defeated Edge & Christian, Matt & Jeff Hardy, and Crash & Hardcore Holly in an elimination match.
-Hugh Morrus defeated Mark Jindrak (sub. for Buff Bagwell).
-WCW Tag Team Champions Sean O'Haire & Chuck Palumbo defeated Kanyon & Shawn Stasiak.
-WCW World Champion Booker T defeated Lance Storm; after the bout, Kurt Angle came to the ring and hit the Olympic Slam on Booker.
-The Undertaker & Kane defeated Diamond Dallas Page & Mike Awesome when Awesome was pinned moments after DDP walked out of the match.
2002 - WWE Raw at Wildwood, NJ:
-Tommy Dreamer, Shelton Benjamin, & Sean O'Haire defeated Justin Credible, Steven Richards, & Crash Holly.
-WWE European Champion William Regal defeated Bubba Ray Dudley.
-WWE Women's Champion Molly Holly & Jackie Gayda defeated Jackie & Linda Miles.
-Steven Richards pinned WWE Hardcore Champion Bradshaw to win the title.
-Crash Holly pinned WWE Hardcore Champion Steven Richards to win the title.
-Chris Nowinski pinned WWE Hardcore Champion Crash Holly to win the title.
-Bradshaw pinned WWE Hardcore Champion Chris Nowinski to win the title.
-WWE Intercontinental Champion Rob Van Dam defeated Brock Lesnar via disqualification.
-D-Lo Brown pinned Shawn Stasiak.
-Matt Hardy pinned Raven.
-Eddie Guerrero pinned Spike Dudley.
-Booker T defeated the Big Show in a No DQ match.
2002 - WWE Smackdown ran Savannah, GA at the Civic Center with the following results:
-Val Venis & Randy Orton defeated Rev. D-Von & Deacon Batista when Val pinned D-Von with the Money Shot.
-Chuck Palumbo, Billy Gunn, & Rico defeated Rob Conway, Farooq, & Nick Dinsmore following the Doomsday Device on Conway.
-The Hurricane pinned Albert with a school boy roll up.
-WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble pinned Billy Kidman with a backslide and having his feet on the ropes for leverage.
-Christian & Lance Storm defeated Mark Henry & Sho Funaki when Christian pinned Henry following a superkick from Storm.
-Rey Mysterio & Shannon Moore defeated Tajiri & Chavo Guerrero Jr. when Rey pinned Chavo with a Frankensteiner off the top.
-Hardcore Holly pinned Test with a roll up after the referee shoved Test.
-Rikishi defeated Kurt Angle via disqualification after a low blow.
-Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie (substituting for Stacy Keibler) in a Bra & Panties match.
-WWE Tag Team Champion Edge pinned Chris Jericho with the spear as Jericho prepared to use a chair.
2003 - WWE Smackdown ran Cleveland, OH at the Gund Arena:
-Sable defeated Torrie Wilson, Nidia, and Dawn Marie in a bikini contest; John Cena was the special MC for the event and originally named Torrie the winner until Sable arrived at ringside; after the bout, Billy Gunn chased Cena from the ring.
-Doug & Danny Basham defeated Spanky & Sho Funaki.
-Albert pinned Orlando Jordon.
-The Acolytes (with Zach Gowen) defeated Johnny Stamboli & Chuck Palumbo.
-Billy Gunn pinned John Cena.
-WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin defeated Chris Benoit & Rhyno after Benjamin used one of the title belts as a weapon.
-WWE Smackdown World Champion Brock Lesnar defeated Kurt Angle and the Big Show by pinning Show with the F5; after the bout, Lesnar and Angle hugged and shook hands.
2003 - Booker T defeats Christian for the WWE Intercontinental title in Montreal, Quebec, ending Christian's second run with the title during a broadcast of Raw. The complete results of the TV Taping that evening saw:
-Pierre Oulette defeated El Tornado
Sunday Night Heat:
-Scott Steiner (w/ Stacy Keibler) pinned Ruffy Silverstein.
-WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Sylvian Grenier & Rene Dupree defeated Bobby Rude & Textbook; Steven Richards did guest commentary for the bout.
-World Heavyweight Champion Triple H pinned Maven with the Pedigree.
-Booker T pinned WWE IC Champion Christian to win the title with the scissors kick at 13:18; the challenger originally won the match and title moments earlier but the contest continued since Christian's foot was on the bottom rope during the cover.
-Rosey (w/ Teddy Long & Rodney Mack) pinned the Hurricane at 1:42 with a Samoan Drop; after the bout, the victor turned on Long but was attacked by Mack.
-Val Venis & WWE Women's Champion Gail Kim defeated Steven Richards & Victoria when Kim pinned Victoria with a hurricanrana into a cover at 3:42.
-Test pinned Kevin Nash with a boot to the face at 1:47 after pushing an interfering Trish Stratus into Nash; after the bout, Test pushed Trish into the ringside barrier.
-Chris Jericho defeated Mark Jindrak via submission to the Walls of Jericho at 3:45.
-Molly Holly defeated Trish Stratus via submission with a neck hold at 3:59; due to prematch stipulations, Molly earned a women's title match for the following week.
-Rob Van Dam & Bubba Ray Dudley defeated Ric Flair & Randy Orton when RVD pinned Orton with the Five Star Frog Splash at 5:39 after Spike Dudley interfered and pushed Orton off the top.
2004 - TNA held their weekly PPV in Nashville, TN. Mike Johnson filed the following PPV report:
This week's edition of NWA:TNA from Nashville, TN opened with Larry Zybyszko saying that everyone involved in TNA is working hard. Zybyszko said, "Don't pirate the show, just enjoy it."
They aired a video feature on the developments that took place on last week's PPV.
Michael Shane and Kazarian vs. Shark Boy and D-Ray 3000
They went right into the first match as Shane and Kazarian came to the ring first with Traci Brooks. Mike Tenay and Don West noted that Shane and Kazarian are pushing an "anti-AJ Styles bandwagon" smear campaign. Shark and Kazarian started off, with Shark Boy working off his arm. Kazarian backed him into a corner and nailed him with several kicks to the midsection. Shark Boy took D-Ray's pic and tossed it at Kazarian. A confused Kazarian caught it and then caught a dropkick to the face. D-Ray tagged in but was caught with a knee and taken down. Shane tagged in. Shark Boy used D-Ray's head as a battering ram and took out Shane. Shane was knocked to the floor. Traci Brooks got too close to Shark Boy outside the ring and he bit her on the behind, then did the same to Shane. Kazarian tagged in and hit a slingshot legdrop. Kazarian and Shane double teamed on Shark Boy. Shark fought back, but Shane took down D-Ray to prevent a tag. Shane hit a snap suplex on Shark Boy. Kazarian tagged in and locked in a side chinlock. Shark Boy tried to fight his way to his feet but Kazarian cut him off and slammed him. Kazarian came off the top. Shark put his foot up but Kazarian evaded it. Shark Boy hit a neckbreaker. Shane and D-Ray tagged in. D-Ray cleaned house on both guys and hit a suplex on Shane for a two count. Kazarian broke up the pin, so D-Ray went after him. This allowed Shane to hit the superkick and score the pinfall. Your winners, Michael Shane and Kazarian! This was a decent opener.
As Kazarian and Shane left the ring and went up the aisle, David Young in street clothes made his way to the ring. Mike Tenay noted Young, who lost his TNA job, was backstage trying to talk to Vince Russo earlier. Young threw Shark Boy out of the ring and started screaming at referee Mike Posey. Young grabbed him and slapped him, upset about being dropkicked several weeks ago. Posey ripped off his referee's shirt and began brawling with Young. Posey dropkicked Young in the knee. He pulled Young's shirt over his face like a hockey fight and began beating on Young. The NYC hit the ring and beat down Posey. They noted Glen Gilberti was now on the Gutcheck list of those in danger of losing their spot. The NYC destroyed Posey. The NWA officials, D-Ray and Shark Boy finally got the NYC and Young to leave the ring.
Ken Shamrock was featured in a pre-taped backstage promo saying he conquering the Octagon and tonight, he was going to conquer TNA's Hexagon.
Backstage, Scott Hudson interviewed Monty Brown. Brown said that he and D'Lo Brown are as different as night and day. He said D'Lo Brown was a little kitty sitting in the house while Monty is on the prowl day and night. Monty said that he would grab D'Lo by the jugular and given the pounce tonight. Monty said after he beats D'Lo and remains undefeated, he will be watching the Gauntlet as he wants to be the NWA champion. Brown began ripping on the different competitors in the match. NWA champion Jeff Jarrett got in Brown's face and said that when you talk about the NWA title, you mention Jeff Jarrett. Jarrett said that tonight he was going to send Shamrock back to the Octagon. He said that everyone will find out that the Elite Guard are loyal to him and only him. He said that Vince Russo would learn that Jarrett is the smartest man in wrestling. Monty Brown told Jarrett that he may be king of the mountain, but Brown ruled everywhere. Jarrett told him that Monty needed to worry about D'Lo Brown because he didn't think Monty could get the job done. Brown glared at him as Jarrett walked off.
They aired a video feature on the Monty Brown vs. D'Lo Brown Match
Monty Brown vs. D'Lo Brown - There Must Be A Winner
Monty made his way to the ring first. D'Lo came out and they faced off in the ring. Mike Tenay noted that neither man could afford a loss. They began battling back and forth with punches. Monty went for the pounce but D'Lo sidestepped it and began nailing a series of chops. Monty hit a dropkick and knocked D'Lo to the floor. They brawled to the announcer's table. Monty pulled a table out from under the ring and slid it into the ring. As he set it up, D'Lo returned to the ring and caught him offguard. D'Lo set the table up in one of the corners. He tried to whip Monty into it, but was caught with a shortarm clothesline. Brown continued to beat on D'Lo. D'Lo hit a jawbreaker on Monty while D'Lo was on the apron. They brawled to the floor, with Monty slammed into the guard rail. They brawled up the aisle onto the stage. They brawled to the left side of the stage and back into the crowd. Monty went to slam D'Lo into the rail but it backfired. D'Lo returned to the stage and dove off with a clothesline to the floor on Monty. Monty and D'Lo brawled through the crowd. Monty whipped him over the railing and back to ringside. Monty tossed D'Lo back inside the ring. Monty hit an overhead suplex on D'Lo for a two count. D'Lo took Monty out with a clothesline and went to the top. Monty cut D'Lo off while he was on the top ropes. Monty went for a suplerplex but was shoved off. D'Lo went for a senton but Monty moved. Monty hit the pounce, sending D'Lo crashing through the table in the corner. Monty scored the pin. Your winner, Monty Brown! I love Monty's persona, but this didn't seem to click at all, not even during the brawl.
They aired a pre-taped promo with BG Jammes talking about the Gauntlet. Jammes said that every dog has its day and today may be the day of the dog.
Backstage, Scott Hudson interviewed Dusty Rhodes and Larry Zybysko. Larry said that he was proud to be with TNA tonight and it was a major night with the Gauntlet for the Gold. Larry predicted a new champion. He said that he was here to help Vince Russo run TNA as Russo has earned his respect over the last year by running TNA the right way. He said that after he helps Russo, he wants a favor because he remembers the knot in the back of his head (from Jeff Jarrett's guitar shot on Impact!) Dusty Rhodes discussed Jeff Hardy, and said that Jeff has everything he wanted in the contract that Dusty brought to his house. Dusty said that he wants a response from Jeff Hardy in seven days. So, the update on Jeff Hardy again is there's no update. They are doing a good job stretching this out, but I hope they signed Hardy or else TNA is going to look really, really bad.
Trinity & Big Vito vs. Sonny Siaki & Desire - Mixed Tag Match
This is Vito's in ring debut for TNA. Desire and Siaki dared Vito and Trinity to get inside the ring but they stalled. Mike Tenay noted that Kid Kash is still suspended and they weren't able to get an update. Well, that's a storyline for sure now, although I suspected (and reported) that I believed it was. Vito and Siaki went back and forth with Siaki trying to get a quick pin. Trinity tagged in and wanted to face Siaki, who was surprised. Desire tagged in, so Trinity tagged back out to Vito. Vito hit a sideslam on Siaki. Vito set up Siaki for a top rope hurrancanrana by Trinity. Trinity and Vito put the boots to Siaki. Vito hit his trademark right on Siaki. Trinity took a cheap shot at him as well. Vito slammed Siaki. Vito missed a top rope headbutt. Siaki hit a rolling neckbreaker. Vito and Siaki battled back and forth. Siaki hit a backdrop on Vito and chopped him down. Siaki unloaded with chops and scored a two count. Trinity tried to interfere but Siaki moved. Trinity hit Vito instead. Desire speared Trinity. Desire dropkicked Trinity and took her out of the ring. Siaki hit a Samoan Drop. He went to the top but Vito, trying to get up, shoved the referee into the ropes. Siaki slipped and crotched himself. Vito hit a DDT for the pin. Your winners, Big Vito and Trinity!
Vito and Trinity attacked Desire but Irish Pat Kenney hit the ring with a green belt and lashed them, rescuing his partners.
In a pre-taped promo, Konnan ran down the list of championships he has held and promised he was taking the NWA title now.
A video feature on the Erik Watts vs. Abyss and Goldilocks feud aired.
Backstage, Scott Hudson asked Goldilocks what was next. She laughed that she loved being rich and was going to rejoice in the fact that Erik Watts will never return to TNA because she owns his contract. She told Watts' wife to enjoy having him on the couch at home. Goldilocks said that she was buying a X-Division object in a "few days." Abyss was lurking in the background. Hey, what happened to her multiple personalities? Why am I even caring enough to ask?
They aired a video feature on the recent developments in the X-Division since AJ Styles returned and won the X-Division belt.
Mike Tenay introduced Kazarian and Michael Shane, who came to the ring with Traci Brooks. Tenay said that they requested air time and TNA has given it to them to air their grievances. Brooks said that they are not the only wrestlers who have issues with AJ Styles. Michael Shane said that backstage there are 100s of wrestlers who have signed a petition to kick Styles out of the X-Division. Tenay dared him to name one so he named Kazarian. Kazarian claimed that there was a NWA rule that prohibited a wrestler from returning to the X-Division once he moved onto the Heavyweight division. Tenay said there was no such rule. Shane and Kazarian said that the only difference between them and the rest of the locker room is that they have the guts to say how things really are. Brooks said that they wanted to see results. Jerry Lynn came to the ring as the fans chanted his name. Lynn said that when TNA started, he felt the same way. He said that he wondered who the hell AJ Styles was that he deserved all the praise he had out of the gate. Lynn said that he and Styles fought all over the building and made sure Styles paid his dues. Lynn said that Styles earned and deserves everything he has achieved in TNA. Shane and Kazarian insulted Lynn and joked he shaved off his goatee to look younger. Lynn pointed out that he made me an older wrestler but he's beaten both Kazarian and Shane. He said that Kazarian and Shane are afraid of Styles. Kazarian said that the X-Division has discipline and he's going to teach it to Lynn. He slapped Lynn, who attacked him. They jumped on Lynn. AJ Styles hit the ring to make the save. Kazarian and Shane attacked Styles, but Christopher Daniels and Primetime made the save. Chris Sabin and The Amazing Red came out on the stage and stared down Kazarian and Shane as they exited. Good segment building the factions in the X-Division. I wonder how Kid Kash feels sitting at home watching this, knowing this feels like a takeoff of his comments about the promotion "protecting Styles."
They aired a pre-taped promo with Ron Killings warning Jeff Jarrett that he's coming for the belt tonight.
Backstage, Scott Hudson interviewed NWA Tag Team champions America's Most Wanted. He asked Chris Harris if America's Most Wanted didn't take the Naturals seriously. Harris said that the Naturals stole their belts and ring attire and now they have AMW's attention. He promised that tonight they were getting revenge. James Storm said that they were going to take out The Naturals tonight and get their belts back.
They aired a video feature on the America's Most Wanted vs. The Naturals feud.
NWA Tag Team champions America's Most Wanted vs. The Naturals
Right after the ring introductions, Andy Douglas hit James Storm with the NWA Tag Team championship belt. The referee didn't see it. The Naturals scored the pin and won in 12 seconds. They ran off as Mike Tenay screamed that they had stolen the belts again. Your winners and new NWA Tag Team champions, The Naturals.
They aired a pre-taped promo with The Elite Guard noting that tonight, it's every man for himself.
Backstage, Scott Hudson interviewed all four members of Team Canada and Scott D'Amore. D'Amore said that their issues last week were settled. He asked why there were no Canadians in the six-way X-Division last week. They promised to win the three-way X-Division tag match tonight and sang the Canadian national anthem.
Team Canada's Bobby Rude & Petey Williams vs. Chris Sabin & The Amazing Red vs. Primetime & Christopher Daniel - Tornado Three-Way
This was Daniels' return to the ring from his separated shoulder. The shoulder was taped up. The rules were that three men would be in the ring at the same time. Red, Williams, and Daniels started first going back and forth. Daniels flinged Red into Williams. Red hit a sunset flip on Daniels. Primetime, Rude, and Sabin tagged in and they went into a series of back and forth three-way variations. Sabin hit a hurrananrana on Primetime. Primetime hit an inverted suplex on Sabin, draping him across the ropes. He hit a glancing legdrop on Sabin. Daniels and Primetime doubled on Bobby Rude, who kicked up. Red hit spinkicks on Daniels and Rude. Red went for his sunset flip powerbomb on Rude, but Daniels grabbed him and hit a DDT. Sabin was knocked to the floor. Team Canada began working over Daniels' shoulder. Petey Williams worked over the shoulder. Daniels locked on a sleeper to cut him off. Everytime Sabin tried to get back into the ring, he was cut off by Bobby Rude. Sabin hit a sunset flip over the ropes into the ring on Daniels, who hit a German suplex on Rude as he was pulled over. Primetime tagged in and hit superkicks on everyone. Williams took him down and scored a two count. Primetime put Williams on the ropes. Everyone joined in, leading to a huge pyramid with Williams and Primetime being suplexed off. Daniels and Rude went back and forth in the ring. Williams hit a flying bodypress off the top on Primetime. He hit a side Russian legsweep for a two count. Skipper held Williams up in a suplex for Daniels to come off the ropes with a clothesline. Daniels slipped but saved the move, turning it into a spear off the ropes. Sabin and Williams went back and forth, ending with Sabin hitting a spinning fisherman's suplex. He went to the top but Scott D'Amore shoved him off. Williams hit the Canadian Destroyer on Sabin. Primetime clotheslined Williams over the top to the floor. Daniels hit the Best Moonsault Ever on Rude and scored the pin. Scott D'Amore began screaming outside the ring, irate. There was a small "Welcome back" chant for Daniels. Team Canada laid out everyone else and celebrated, waving their flag. Your winners, Christopher Daniels and Primetime. Way too much going on to keep up with and the best match on the show thus far.
Backstage, Scott Hudson interviewed NWA Tag Team champions The Naturals. The Naturals noted that they went from being the team about to be fired to being "The Team." They dragged Vince Russo in front of the cameras and asked him to celebrate. Russo said that he's trying to do things on the straight and narrow and the Naturals are running around stealing things from the locker room. Public Enemy would be proud! Russo said that they will have a non-title ladder match next week with AMW's ring outfits above the ring. Russo said that if AMW wins, they will get a NWA title match the following week. The Naturals said that if they win, AMW ends up on the Gutcheck list. Russo said, "If you win." America's Most Wanted attacked The Naturals and dragged them into the crowd. James Storm hit Chase Stevens with a chair in the crowd. Chris Harris began beating Andy Douglas with a chair in the bleachers. AMW continued to beat down The Naturals. Security tried to separate everyone.
A pre-taped promo aired with Jeff Jarrett declaring that he will be the past, present and future of TNA.
Mike Tenay and Don West did the hard sell on the AJ Styles website, Jeff Hardy's decision in seven days, Impact! and next week's PPV. AJ Styles came out in street clothes with a ring mic. He said that he was going to nip everything in the bud. He said that Michael Shane and Kazarian have a problem with him being in the X-Division championship. He ran down his championship wrestling and said he won those belts because he can. He said that he was inviting Shane and Kazarian to wrestle him and if either could beat him, they can have a X-Division championship match. Michael Shane and Traci Brooks came out on the stage. Shane said that if AJ is so phenomenal, he can wrestle each of them. He suggested that Styles wrestles one of them at the start of a show and then the other at the end of the night. Styles said that it sounds like a plan, but added the stipulation that if he defeated them both, they were out of "his" X-Division. Kazarian tried to attack Styles from behind but Styles caught him. Shane caught Styles from behind but Styles fought back and clotheslined Shane over the ropes. He hit the discus clothesline on Kazarian. Shane pulled Kazarian out of the ring but Styles dove over the top to the floor on them. Security pulled everyone apart. Fun segment.
Backstage, Scott Hudson interviewed Ken Shamrock. Shamrock said he wasn't part of any team and when he got into the ring, he was doing it all for himself.
They aired a video feature on the Gauntlet For the Gold
Gauntlet for the Gold: NWA champion Jeff Jarrett vs. Ken Shamrock vs. Ron Killings vs. Chad Collyer vs. Konnan vs. BG Jammes vs. Onyx vs. Hotstuff Hernandez
Eliminations are done via over the top rope until it gets down to the last two men, at which point it becomes pinfall or submission. The first man out was Elite Guards' Hotstuff Hernandez. Number two was Ron Killings. Mike Tenay noted that the Guard contacted Jeff Jarrett about coming to TNA as a way to get their foot into TNA. Onyx was #3 and they worked over Killings. Killings came back with a DDT on both. #4 was NWA champion Jeff Jarrett so it was three on one for Killings. Konnan was #5. Konnan cleaned house ands set up Onyx and Hernandez for flying legdrops by Killings. Konnan almost had Jarrett over, but #6 was Chad Collyer, who made the save. #7 was BG Jammes so Shamrock was last. Konnan was tossed over the top but it was missed by the cameras. Shamrock was the final competitor and hit the ring, cleaning house on the Elite Guard with suplexes. Shamrock acted like he snapped and hit Jammes hit a belly to belly suplex. He hit a kick on Killings. The Guard and Jarrett forced Shamrock over the ropes to eliminate him. He loudly screamed, "F***" as I am sure TNA management fainted and wondered who was going to explain their "family friendly" product to Shamrock. Shamrock began kicking the ring steps and slammed a chair on the announcers' table. Don West ran away in fear but returned to commentary. Shamrock went nuts and locked the ankle lock on Chris Vaughn of TNA security on the stage. Shamrock left. Collyer, Onyx, Jammes, and Hernandez were eliminated, so the last two are Killings and Jarrett. Jarrett locked in the figure four as Onyx and Hotstuff Hernandez came back to the ring. Killings had Jarrett pinned but was pulled out of the ring by Hernandez. Onyx tossed Jarrett the NWA championship belt. He hit Killings but BG Jammes broke up the pin. Collyer handed Jarrett a guitar. Shamrock hit the ring and grabbed the guitar. He acted as if he was going to hit Jarrett, but instead hit Killings. Jarrett scored the pin as Mike Tenay screamed in shock. Your winner and still NWA champion Jeff Jarrett!
2006 - WWE Raw ran Barrie, Ontario with the following results:
-The Highlanders, Robbie & Rory McAllister defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch.
-Harry Smith (DH Smith) defeated Rob Conway.
-WWE Women's Champion Mickie James defeated Trish Stratus.
-WWE IC Champion Johnny Nitro defeated Shelton Benjamin and Carlito.
-Randy Orton defeated Jim Duggan.
-Triple H & Ric Flair defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Kenny, Mitch, Nicky, Mikey, & Johnny in a handicap match.
-John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Edge in a non-title Streetfight.
2006 - Full Impact Pro ran Inverness, Florida with the following results:
Kenny King defeated the Canadian Cougar at 7:46
Alex Porteau defeated Kory Chavis and Sal Rinauro at 6:07
Shingo Takagi defeated Homicide at 11:53
Davey Richards defeated BJ Whitmer at 10:43
Chasyn Rance & Steve Madison defeated Erick Stevens & Seth Delay at 10:27
FIP World Champion & ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson defeated Colt Cabana at 23:43; only the FIP title was on the line
FIP Tag Team Champions Joey Machete & Shawn Murphy defeated Phil & Sean Davis
2007- WWE ran a combined Smackdown & ECW event in Tupelo, MS at the BancorpSouth Arena, drawing 2,132 fans with the following results:
-Tommy Dreamer & Stevie Richards defeated Elijah Burke & Kevin Thorn when Richards forced Burke to submit.
-Chuck Palumbo defeated an unknown.
-Michelle McCool defeated Victoria.
-Brett & Brian Major (Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins) defeated Dave Taylor & Paul Birchill.
-WWE US Champion MVP defeated Matt Hardy and Finlay.
-ECW World Champion Johnny Nitro defeated CM Punk.
-Chris Masters defeated Jimmy Wang Yang via submission with the full nelson.
-Batista pinned World Heavyweight Champion Edge in a non-title match with the sit-down powerbomb.
2007 - WWE Raw ran Mexico City, Mexico at Palacio de los Deportes before 14,389 fans:
-Super Crazy pinned Santino Marella at 7:09 with a moonsault.
-William Regal pinned Val Venis with a shoulderbreaker at 13:00.
-WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick when Cade pinned Kendrick.
-Bikini contest - Jillian Hall vs. Maria vs. Melina vs. Mickie James.
-Carlito pinned Daivari at 5:32 with the Back Stabber.
-Jeff Hardy pinned Snitsky at 10:32 with the Swanton.
-WWE World Champion John Cena, Bobby Lashley, & Rey Mysterio defeated Randy Orton, Booker T, & Umaga at 22:05 when Cena scored the pin with the FU.
2009 - WWE Raw ran Melbourne, Australia at the Rod Laver Arena with the following results:
-Goldust (with Hornswoggle) defeated The Brian Kendrick.
-Sheamus defeated Jamie Noble.
-Santino Marella defeated Chavo Guerrero.
-Cody Rhodes (with Ted DiBiase) defeated Carlito (with Primo Colon).
-WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated William Regal and The Miz.
-Mickie James defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse in a non-title match.
-The Big Show defeated MVP.
-Triple H defeated WWE Champion Randy Orton via disqualification.
2008 - PWInsider.com reported that Scott D'Amore, who had been working with TNA for a number of years as a backstage agent (most recently with the TNA Knockouts division) was on his way out of the company and was expected to finish up at the end of the month.
D'Amore left to devote more time to his businesses in Canada. The departure was said to be on good terms, although the caveat there is that D'Amore always had heat for one reason or another in recent months.
D'Amore had previously worked on camera managing Team Canada and when that unit was ended in storylines, he moved to a behind the scenes role. He was also part of the creative team several years back before Vince Russo and Dutch Mantel were brought on board.
D'Amore operates a sports bar out of Windsor, Ontario and heads up Michigan/Ontario independent promotion Border City Wrestling. He's had a hand in training a number of current TNA stars, including Chris Sabin, Petey Williams and Alex Shelley, among others.
2008 - Gene Snitsky suffered a broken nose, courtesy of a CM Punk GTS.
2008 - WWE broadcast Raw on the USA Network. Richard Trionfo filed the following report:
Last week, many wrestling fans experience the thrill of victory when they saw CM Punk successfully cash in Money in the Bank to win the World Heavyweight Title. Then they had to feel the agony of defeat when Bradshaw challenged for the title. The mass exodus of fans did not occur when CM Punk retained in the main event thanks to John Cena and Cryme Tyme. Who will face Punk for the title at The Great American Bash? Will we hear from the newish World Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase? How is Vince McMahon doing two weeks after he was crushed by the Raw set? Will we hear anything about the break up of Edge and Vickie since we saw the Raw Recap during last week's Smackdown? Who is next to face Kofi Kingston for the Intercontinental Title?
We start off tonight’s show with a look back at last week’s big announcement by Edge that he was never going to give anyone on Raw a title match. Then we saw Batista attack Edge and CM Punk took advantage of the situation to win the World Heavyweight Title. We hear Punk talk about how awesome he felt, until the wrestling audience got sick at the thought that Bradshaw would become champion and Punk would get Ortoned. We see Bradshaw force Cena out of the building, only to return with Cryme Tyme.
We are live from New Orleans, Louisiana and your announcers are Jerry 'Who wants some beads' Lawler and Michael 'Who Dat' Cole.
Stephanie McMahon mentions how last week her brother Shane, the show last week was in chaos. Stephanie wants everyone to work as one.
Vickie Guerrero is in the ring and she is in her wheelchair. She wants everyone to be quiet since she has something to say. With all due respect to Stephanie McMahon, she reminds everyone who she is and that she is still the General Manager of Smackdown. She is here to protest CM Punk becoming the World Heavyweight Champion. She will not leave the ring until he surrenders the title to her. She also demands an apology . . .
CM Punk comes to the ring and he has his title belt. Punk holds the belt in Vickie’s face as he celebrates in the ring. Vickie wonders how CM Punk could celebrate. She points out that Punk unfairly took advantage of a semi-conscious beaten up Edge to win the title. Vickie says that Edge’s world is falling apart and she tells Punk that Edge called off the wedding. Punk says that Vickie is going to find it tough to find any sympathy about her and Edge. Punk says that he probably did both of them a favor. Punk reminds Vickie what the stipulation for Money in the Bank means and then he points out that what goes around comes around because he did what Edge did. Vickie says that none of Edge’s opponents were getting married. Punk suggests that Vickie can get married again and find someone to pretend to be in love with her to get to the top. Punk suggests that Vickie and the Great Khali would make a cute couple.
Vickie rises from her wheelchair and slaps Punk before sitting down again. Punk says that Vickie won herself a one way ticket back to Smackdown.
Before Punk can do anything Bradshaw’s music plays and the JBLimo comes out and Bradshaw emerges with a mic. Bradshaw says that Punk bought himself a one-way ticket to the end of his brief title reign. If not for Punk’s illegal interference, he would be standing there as world champion, where he rightfully should be. Bradshaw challenges Punk for the title which belongs to him. Bradshaw says that if Mr. McMahon was here.
Punk points out that Vince is not here and Bradshaw had his chance but he lost. Bradshaw says that he did not lose. Bradshaw says the illegal interference cost him the match. Bradshaw says that there is a man with a vendetta against him . . .
That brings out John Cena. He has a big announcement. Cena says that Bradshaw is sick and has the ifitwasn’tfors. Cena gives a few of his own. Cena tells Bradshaw that if he wants to play the blame game to take it somewhere else. Cena tells Bradshaw to shut up and listen to the World Heavyweight Champion. Cena congratulates Punk and Punk thanks him. Cena says that since there are no McMahons here, nobody is in charge. Cena suggests that they figure this out like men. Cena says that there are two of them to challenge for Punk’s title at the Great American Bash. Cena suggests that they could go the boring route and have a “rock/papers/scissors” game or they can have a number one contender match.
Before anyone can agree to anything, we haven’t had enough people come out so Batista joins the fun. Batista says hello and he wanted to join the fun. Batista tells Punk that he went through hell to win Money in the Bank and he deserves the title. Batista wanted to say hello to his good friend Vickie and he asks how she is doing. Batista reminds Vickie that she made him miserable on Smackdown. Batista says that he feels bad that Vickie’s life is falling apart. On second thought, he is happy that Vickie’s life is going to hell. Batista tells Punk that he was able to cash in the Money in the Bank because of what he did to Edge.
Bradshaw says that the only way to see it is the way that he says it. Batista threatens to beat up Bradshaw if he interrupts him again.
Cena suggests a Triple Threat Match to determine who faces CM Punk at the Great American Bash. Bradshaw wants to know why Cena is asking Batista because he is in charge since Vince is not here. Bradshaw is about to accept the match, but . . .
Kane’s pyro goes off and he comes to the ring. Kane says that he wants in too. Punk says that we have a Fatal Four Way.
We wait to see if anyone else comes out to the ring to throw their name in the hat, but since nobody else has come out in the last minute, we finally go to commercial.
We are back with footage from last week when Santino Marella welcomed Rey Mastrio back to Raw.
Match Number One: Rey ‘Mastrio’ Mysterio versus Santino Marella
Santino poses in front of Rey and pushes him into the ropes. Rey with a tilt-a-whirl head scissors and then he tries for another head scissors but he drops Rey on the mat. Santino with knees to Rey for a near fall. Santino with a head butt to Rey’s midsection. Santino with a camel clutch to Mastrio. Santino with another forearm to the midsection and another camel clutch. Rey sends Santino into the ropes in 619 position but Santino recovers and hits a clothesline for a near fall. Rey with a kick to Santino’s leg followed by a kick to the head and running back elbow. Rey with a double stomp onto the chest of Santino for a near fall. Rey goes to the apron and he hits a springboard seated senton. Rey with a drop kick to the back and Santino goes into the ropes as only Rey’s opponents do. Rey with the 619 followed by a frog splash for the three count.
Winner: Rey ‘Mastrio’ Mysterio
We go to commercial.
We are back and in case you missed the first 25 minutes of the show, there is a Fatal Four Way to determine CM Punk’s opponent.
Todd Grisham is with CM Punk and Todd asks Punk who he would like to face. Punk starts his answer and a light falls. Punk says that he would love . . . Gene Snitsky stands next to Punk and he says that he did not get a title shot after being drafted to Raw last year. Snitsky says that last week was a fluke. Punk suggests that they meet in the ring tonight.
Mickie is with John Cena in the back and they talk about Bourbon Street. Kelly stops by to talk about their tag match. Cena wonders how Kelly got to Raw and Kelly doesn’t know if she has a contract. We go to commercial.
We are back and Jillian Hall is singing while Layla wonders what she got into.
Match Number Two: Jillian Hall and Layla versus Kelly and Mickie James
Mickie and Jillian start things off and Jillian works on the arm. Mickie reverses and has Jillian in a side head lock followed by a take down. Jillian with a head scissors but Mickie escapes the hold. Jillian with a shot to the midsection. Mickie with a drop kick to the knees and then another drop kick. Mickie knocks Layla off the apron. Jillian tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Mickie gets out of the hold. Mickie with a kick and then Kelly is tagged in with a sunset flip. Kelly with a tilt-a-whirl head scissors and a rana for a two count. Kelly with a forearm to Jillian. Jillian sends Kelly to the apron and Kelly with a shoulder, but Layla knocks Kelly off the apron. Jillian rolls Kelly back in and she kicks Kelly and slams her head into the mat. Jillian tosses Kelly by the hair and then gets a two count. Jillian works on Kelly’s back but Kelly gets to her feet and escapes the hold. Jillian punches Kelly in the head. Jillian with a knee to Kelly and then she runs Kelly into the corner. Jillian with an Irish whip and then she tries for the handspring back elbow but Kelly anticipates the move and gets the three count with a victory roll.
Winner: Kelly and Mickie James
After the match, the music for the JBLimo plays and it comes out again. The driver runs to the back instead of getting Bradshaw’s door open as we go to commercial.
We are back and Bradshaw comes out and wonders what the deal is with the limo being out without him. Bradshaw checks the doors and he cannot get in. The door opens and it is John Cena with a tire iron. Cena points out that Bradshaw had him thrown out for his protection. Cena says that for Bradshaw’s protection, he brought out the limo. Cena points out that there are strict laws in Louisiana and he is going to find some people who can help it make inspection.
Cryme Tyme emerge from the other side of the limo and they have some equipment with them to repair the car. Cena says that you cannot drive a limo in Louisiana without a passenger side mirror. JTG removes the mirror from the limo. Time for the windshield to be broken and it is ventilated. Cena mentions that the tinting is illegal. Time to break some windows. Now it is time for a custom paint job from the resident Earl Scheib, Cryme Tyme and John Cena. Cena wishes Bradshaw luck in the Fatal Four Way.
In case you missed it last week, or earlier tonight, it is time for the video package that opened tonight’s show when CM Punk won the title and then almost lost it to Bradshaw.
We go to commercial as Punk comes out and poses on the Limo Formerly Known as the JBLimo.
Match Number Three: CM Punk versus Gene Snitsky
They lock up and Snitsky sends Punk into the corner. Punk with a series of kicks. Snitsky charges into a boot and then Punk comes off the turnbuckles but Snitsky catches him and runs Punk into the turnbuckles. Snitsky with boots to Punk and the referee separates them. Punk with punches to Snitsky but Snitsky with a knee to Punk. Snitsky with a slam and elbow drops. Snitsky with a bear hug to Punk. Snitsky with a back elbow to Punk but he misses a leg drop. Punk with forearms followed by an enzuigiri. Punk goes to the apron for the springboard clothesline. Punk with the running knee into the corner followed by the bulldog and it is time for the final move of doom, the Go To Sleep and it connects for the three count.
Winner: CM Punk
Shawn Michaels walks in the back and he stares intently as we go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to take a look back at Chris Jericho’s problems with Shawn Michaels.
Shawn Michaels comes to the ring. Shawn says that last week Chris Jericho challenged him to a match and Shawn accepts the challenge.
Chris Jericho comes out and he is joined by Lance ‘Richie Sambora’ Cade and they join Michaels in the ring. Jericho says that he knew that Shawn would accept the challenge. Even though Shawn’s eye is worse than he is letting everyone know, his desire to satisfy the fans is greater. Jericho reminds Shawn of the pep talks he was giving Shawn during the Stretcher Match at the pay per view. Jericho says that Shawn is going into the match at a huge disadvantage. If he loses, he is the injured legend who pulls out all of the stops to give the fans a classic performance. Jericho wonders at what sacrifice he is making this. He wonders if Shawn wants to be a martyr. If Shawn gets hurt, will the fans visit him in the hospital, pay his mortgage, or pay Shawn’s children’s education. Chris says that him and Cade see what Shawn is all about. He tells Shawn to be a martyr, but eventually he will be swept under the carpet and will be forgotten.
Shawn says that he thought Jericho despised him because he thought he was a liar or a phony. Shawn says that Jericho knows that there is no one who is more real than him. Shawn says that he could leave this business today and he will be remembered forever. He has been through everything and through all of that, in the eyes of the people, they . . .
Chris says that they give him a free pass and it isn’t right. Shawn reminds Chris that he is HBK. Chris says that it is not fair and Shawn agrees. Shawn says that Jericho is the epitome of success. He held every title he went after and he made a lot of money. He did everything he could accomplish in this business but in spite of all of that, he is not content. He has no peace. In spite of all of his accomplishments, and no matter what he achieves, Chris Jericho will never be Shawn Michaels. We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Charlie Haas versus Kofi Kingston
Has with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Kingston with a hip toss but Haas with a knee and forearm to the back. Haas with a chop and then he chokes Kingston in the ropes. Kingston with punches to Haas followed by chops. Haas with a forearm to the back followed by a kick. Haas with a cravate followed by knees and kicks to Kingston for a near fall. Haas with a reverse chin lock and he applies extra pressure to Kingston’s back. Kofi gets to his feet but Haas with a kick to the head. Haas with jabs in the corner. Kofi with punches but Haas with a boot to the head. Kofi with a cross body and back elbow followed by a drop kick. Kofi with a leaping leg drop to the chest and then he tries for the leap into the corner but Haas tries for a power bomb. Kingston with Trouble in Paradise for the three count.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
After the match, Paul Burchill comes out and hits a neck breaker followed by the curb stomp. The referee tries to get Burchill to leave the ring.
Batista is bouncing in the back and someone gets in the camera shot and does the Batista gun entrance before running away when security sees him. Batista is in shock for a second before bouncing again into commercial.
Match Number Five: Batista versus Bradshaw versus John Cena versus Kane in a Fatal Four Way to determine the Number One Contender for the World Heavyweight Title at The Great American Bash
Bradshaw attacks Cena as he enters the ring and then it separates into Kane and Cena in the ring while Batista and Bradshaw fight on the floor. We go to commercial.
We are back and Kane has Cena in a reverse chin lock but Cena escapes. Kane with a back elbow a Batista stands over Bradshaw in the corner. Kane with an uppercut to Cena while Bradshaw connects with a knee to Batista. Kane works on Cena’s face. Batista with a spinebuster to Bradshaw and Kane breaks up the cover and choke slams Batista but Cena breaks up the cover. Cena with punches to Kane but Kane grabs Cena by the throat. Cena gets out of the choke slam and tries for an FU but Bradshaw with a boot to Cena. Bradshaw and Kane with big boots to each other at the same time. Bradshaw misses a clothesline but Cena hits a flying shoulder tackle on Bradshaw. Cena with a leap frog neckbreaker to Kane followed by an FU to Batista but Bradshaw breaks up the cover. We go to commercial.
We are back and Cena punches Bradshaw followed by a Blue Thunder Bomb. Cena sets for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but Kane with a desperation clothesline from out of nowhere. Batista punches Kane followed by an Irish whip and running clothesline. Batista with a clothesline to Bradshaw followed by another one to Kane. Batista with a drop toe hold and boot to Kane followed by a spinebuster to Cena. Bradshaw with a Clothesline from Wall Street on Batista. Cena puts Bradshaw in the STFU but Kane grabs Cena by the throat and then Bradshaw. Cena and Bradshaw with a double shoulder tackle to Kane and then Cena and Bradshaw punch each other and go to the floor. Cena gets Irish whipped into the ring steps. Batista tries for the Batista Bomb but Kane sends Batista into the turnbuckles. Batista is sent into the ring post. Bradshaw grabs the ring steps and he hits Cena in the head with them. Kane with an uppercut to Bradshaw followed by a few more that send Bradshaw into the crowd. Kane goes up top for the jumping clothesline but Batista moves out of the way. Batista with a spear for the three count.
Kane cannot believe what happened and he attacks the other ring steps. Kane goes to the announce table and he says something. Kane asks if he is alive or dead. Kane with a big boot to a production assistant and then he goes after Lillian Garcia. Kane throws another ringside worker around. Kane asks Michael Cole if he is alive or dead and he grabs Cole by the throat. Cole says that he does not know what Kane is talking about. Kane says that this is his last chance to give him an answer. Kane tries to choke slam Cole but Lawler clips Kane. Kane attacks Lawler and punches him and asks him if this is funny. Kane with a running boot to Lawler’s head and then we go to credits with Kane walking up the ramp.
2009 - Edge underwent surgery to repair his torn Achilles heel. The surgery and recovery would keep him out of the ring through the 2010 Royal Rumble.
2009 - The Hollywood Reporter reported that Cookie Jar Entertainment, a Canadian-based company, is putting together an English-language version of AAA Lucha Libre. Along the way, that concept would be changed into Lucha Libre USA, which had a seven episode run on MTV2.
2009 - WWE issued the following press release:
Jim Connelly, Former NFL Executive, Joins WWE®
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. has named Jim Connelly as Senior Vice President, Consumer Products. Connelly will oversee WWE's Global Licensing, Home Entertainment, Book and Magazine publishing. He will report directly to Donna Goldsmith, Chief Operating Officer.
Connelly spent nearly 25 years with the National Football League, where his last position was Managing Director of NFL Europe/NFL Europe League (EL). His responsibilities included all NFL business, brand, marketing, media, fan and player development initiatives in the UK and Europe including the launch of two new EL franchises.
Connelly also held the position of SVP of Consumer Products, where he negotiated first time license agreements with the three largest global footwear/apparel makers and positioned the NFL as the first sports league to introduce a TV home shopping program on QVC. In addition, he served as VP, International Marketing, and Senior Marketing Manager for Corporate Sponsorships.
“We are thrilled to be able to tap into Jim’s extensive experience in marketing, consumer products and branding,” said Donna Goldsmith, COO, World Wrestling Entertainment. “As a proven and recognized business leader both in the U.S. and in Europe, Jim’s business acumen will be an asset in furthering our consumer products business globally.”
After leaving the NFL in 2007, Connelly was a founding partner with The Convergence Network executive search group and also Brand Art LLC where he was appointed the global licensing agent for St. Andrews’ new golf and lifestyle product businesses.
Connelly has a MBA from The College of William and Mary and a BA from Georgetown University.
2011 - TNA broadcast Impact. Stu Carapola filed the following TV report:
Welcome to the Impact Wrestling Report, back with the regular number of commercials, here on PWInsider.com!
We start with a recap from last week when Crazy Joker Sting assaulted and terrorized Hulk Hogan to try and get him to turn good again.
We then go to the Impact Zone where Bully Ray is in the ring with Gunner and Scott Steiner, and calls Ken Anderson out to the ring to discuss how egregiously the Yankees blew their game against the Mets on Sunday. Anderson stops at the top of the ramp, gets his special mic, and reminds Immortal of his name, THEN he heads to the ring to chit chat with Bully Ray. Bully Ray mocks Anderson's catchphrase and tells Anderson (or, as he put it, you jackoff) to shut his mouth and listen because a lot of people are pissed off at him. He asks Anderson if he's noticed Sting running around attacking people, and asks what makes him think that he can beat Sting next week? He can't because Anderson needs Immortal as much as Immortal needs Anderson and the TNA World Title, and Immortal will have his back as long as he makes them happy and takes Sting out. Steiner tells Anderson that he has to decide if he's with them or against them, and then Gunner reminds Anderson that tonight will be all of Immortal against Sting and Kurt Angle, and Immortal wants an answer by the end of that match, or Immortal will make sure he never sees the light of day on Impact ever again.
Gunner says to hit Immortal's music, but instead we get Sting's music and we see Crazy Joker Sting up in the rafters laughing at Immortal. The lights go out, and when they come up, Kurt Angle is in the ring and lays out Steiner and Gunner while Bully Ray runs. Angle tells Anderson that he has a decision to make tonight, and not to make it hard on himself.
James Storm is backstage with Bobby Roode and asks him if the arm is okay, and Roode says not really, but he needs points.
Time to catch up on the Bound For Glory Series with last weekend's events in Brooklyn and Asbury Park, and Crimson is back in first place with 24, closely followed by Gunner with 21.
Bound For Glory Series: Robert Roode vs Crimson
Crimson takes Roode down with a shoulderblock, targeting Roode's bad arm, but Roode comes back by whipping Crimson to the ropes and wiping him out with a back elbow. Crimson doesn't miss a beat, ramming Roode into the corner and laying in some shoulderblocks, but Roode reverses to shoulderblocks of his own, then hits a snapmare and Mr Perfect necksnap for 2. Crimson catches Roode on a leapfrog attempt, dumps him throat first on the top rope, then hits a flying shoulderblock that sends Roode tumbling to the ring apron. Crimson brings him back in with a Falcon Arrow suplex for 2 and then ties Roode up in a three quarter nelson, ramming knees into the forehead of Roode and turning it into a swinging neckbreaker that only gets 2. Crimson ducks a wild swing and hits a T-bone suplex for 2, but Roode gets his elbow up on a charge in the corner and comes off the second rope with a Blockbuster. Both men get back to their feet and Roode unloads with right hands and gets a spinebuster, but hurts his arm and hesitates before covering just long enough to get a 2 count. Roode tries a Perfectplex, but Crimson slips out and gets a schoolboy rollup, and Roode rolls right through at 2 and gets a Fujiwara armbar. Crimson makes the ropes and heads to the apron, then hits a HUGE shoulderblock to the ribs from the outside, Roode dodges the Red Sky but gets rammed into the corner and then Crimson hits the Red Sky for the win.
Crimson extends his lead to 31 points to Gunner's second place 21.
We see a quick video profile of Tony Nese, who is in tonight's Destination X tournament match, then Abyss is freaking out because he can't find his mask, and we see Brian Kendrick wearing it while walking around the back.
We see a video package of Jack Evans, who will be making what I believe is his TNA debut tonight in the Destination X tournament.
Brian Kendrick is in the ring with Abyss' mask and promises to give it back if Abyss will come out and hear him out. Abyss comes out with a towel slung over his head (didn't he have a red mask or something last time someone stole his mask? And haven't we seen his face before?), and Kendrick says stuff that basically amounts to Abyss' ego keeping him from doing what he can to help the X Division, and he wears the mask to hide the pain within. He wants to help Abyss shed his ego and fulfill his potential, but his mission is to beat him for the X Division Title. He hands Abyss the mask back, Abyss puts it on (I would have put itching powder or something in it first), and Abyss bears me out on that by laying Kendrick out, then taking him to the outside and beating him up more out there. He tosses Kendrick back in the ring and Kendrick tries to fight back, but Abyss continues beating him down and flattens him with Shock Treatment. He goes to leave, but comes back and gives Kendrick the Black Hole Slam, THEN leaves.
Jesse Sorensen is backstage, he's from Texas, and he's going to be in the Destionation X tournament tonight.
Destination X Tournament: Tony Nese vs Jesse Sorensen vs Jack Evans
Evans gets a big reaction from the crowd, and they do a three way Greco-Roman knucklelock. They roll each other up until Neese LAUNCHES Evans to the floor and then Sorensen small packages him for 2. Evans kicks Nese in the face and then gets a rolling senton from the apron for 2. Evans uses various acrobatic stuff to dodge around Nese's stuff and wipes him out with a dropkick, but then Nese rips his head off with a clothesline for 2. Nese goes up top and Sorensen hits a leaping enziguiri that sends Nese to the floor and takes him out with a dive. Yes, you know what this is setting up for: Jack Evans slingshots onto the top rope and hits a 450 dive that wipes both guys out. Evans tosses them both back in (great planning) and covers Sorensen for 2, Nese for 2, Nese dodges a carge in the corner and then destroys Evans with a running forearm for 2. Sorensen boots Nese in the head and kills Evans with a Wave of the Future, but Evans gets his foot on the ropes for 2. Nese pops Sorensen into the air and flapjacks him and then gets a bridging German suplex, but Evans hits a standing 450 on Nese for 2. Sorensen puts Evans up top but Evans dumps him to the floor. Nese hits a leaping enziguiri on Evans and tries a superplex, but Evans hits a gourdbuster into the ring and finishes Nese with a 630.
Winner: Jack Evans
Not surprised at all that Evans won, but he impressed the hell out of me here because I'm so used to seeing him blow a million spots per match. He actually looked solid.
The British Invasion (all three of them) are backstage talking about how they need to win the title back so they're taken seriously again, but first Doug Williams needs to make his mark at Destination X.
Speaking of Destination X, we go to comments from Alex Shelley, Amazing Red, Robbie E, and Shannon Moore, who are all in this weekend's Ultimate X match.
Velvet Sky is backstage talking about how she's done taking **** from anyone, and she'll sound like a total ***** saying this, but she's smart and beautiful because she suckered them into this stipulation and will cleanse TNA two ugly hogs at a time.
Sting is backstage singing on top of the lockers, and Kurt Angle asks him if he's okay. Sting says he's doing great because next week is Midsummer Nightmare, and he's going to win the title back and get the power back in his court. Angle says Sting is out of his mind and he doesn't think he can trust him tonight, but Sting says he knows exactly what he's doing, then starts singing again as Angle walks off. Sting keeps singing and talking to himself for about another thirty seconds after Angle leaves until we cut back to the ring.
Velvet Sky vs ODB & Miss Jackie
Velvet doesn't come out from the entrance, and instead runs out of the crowd and wipes Jackie out with a chair, then nails ODB with it. She comes in with shoulderblocks in the corner on ODB and wipes her out with a clothesline. Velvet lets out a big “WHOOOOOOOOO!” as she chops ODB in the corner, then continues to unload on ODB with the heavy artillery. ODB has gotten literally no offense in so far as Velvet hits a bulldog, but Jackie comes in and nails Velvet from behind. Insert your own joke there. Jackie throws Velvet across the ring by the hair, but Velvet clotheslines her and gets a full bodyslam and goes for the cover, but ODB dives across the ring to break the count. She tries a charge in the corner, but Velvet moves and goes back after her, but Jackie blindsides her again. Velvet finally nails Jackie with a clothesline and then dodges a chairshot from ODB, and ODB knocks Jackie out. Velvet kicks ODB to the floor and hits her spike DDT on Jackie for the win.
Winner: Velvet Sky
By virtue of this win, Velvet Sky has forever rid TNA of the twin scourges of ODB and Miss Jackie. ODB says, and I quote, “YOU AIN'T GETTING RID OF ME, YOU LOOSE HUSSY! BAAMMM!”
Pope and Devon are backstage and Pope tries to solidify their partnership by offering him shades, but Devon says that he better not think of doublecrossing him, and walks off.
Christopher Daniels talks about he's been a wrestling fan his whole life, but AJ Styles has been more consistent than him. This Sunday is about proving himself, and he wouldn't put his body through what he has for the last 18 years ifh e didn't care so much about wrestling and being the best.
Christopher Daniels vs AJ Styles vs Jerry Lynn vs Rob Van Dam
Daniels and RVD start, but RVD quickly tags out to Lynn and lets him go at it with Daniels. They do a quick back and forth exchange and Daniels scores with a leg lariat for 1. Lynn gets a big flying headscissors and sends Daniels into the corner where AJ tags himself in. Now AJ and Lynn, who certainly have history with one another, go at it with some chain wrestling. Lynn gets a flying victory roll for 2 and they wind up in an indy standoff. Lynn points over at RVD, and AJ walks over to tag him in and now RVD and Lynn will face off for the first time in ten years on TV. Way to go, TNA! They do a quick back and forth sequence with neither guy able to connect on anything, and then Daniels tags himself in off of Lynn and takes RVD out with an STO. Daniels with a running forearm in the corner, but RVD gets the stepover leg lariat and a standing moonsault, then hits Rolling Thunder for 2. Daniels hits a jawbreaker, but RVD takes Daniels out with a spinkick to the chest. Daniels makes a hot tag to AJ and RVD tags out to Lynn, and now Lynn takes AJ out with a leaping enziguiri and puts him up top and hits a super Frankensteiner. Daniels tags himself in and drop toeholds Lynn into the second turnbuckle and then hits the second rope curb stomp for 2. RVD comes in and nails Daniels, but AJ wipes him out with a springboard forearm, but Lynn hits an inverted suplex that dumps AJ onto the top rope. Daniels hits a uranage on Lynn and tries the BME, Lynn moves so Daniels goes for the Angel's Wings, but Lynn hit an Air Raid Crash. Unbeknownst to Lynn, RVD had blind tagged himself in and comes off the top rope with the Five Star Frogsplash and gets the win.
Winner: Rob Van Dam
So you beat one of the guys in your main event on TV on the go home episode. Brilliant!
Bound For Glory Series: Matt Morgan & James Storm vs The Pope & Devon
Okay, so in tag matches in the Series, only the person scoring the fall earns points, not his partner. Pope gives one of Devon's sons his Pope shades on his way to the ring, causing Devon to look concerned. Devon and Storm start us off, and Storm kicks him in the gut and gets a shoulderblock for 2. Morgan tags himself in and nails Devon with a back elbow and a big slam, then hits a legdrop off the ropes for 2. Morgan sets Devon up for the machine gun elbows, but Storm tags himself in and promptly takes a flying shoulderblock, slam, and leaping headbutt from Devon for 2. Pope frantically yells for the tag, so Devon obliges and Pope quickly winds up on the receiving end of a hiptoss and tags right back out. Devon stares out at Pope and Storm sneaks in with a rollup for 2, then tags out to Morgan, who now hits the machine gun elbows. Morgan gets a side suplex for 2 and tags out to Storm, but Devon gets the boot up on a charge and gets a shoulderblock off the second rope, then makes the tag to Pope. Pope comes in with a flying clothesline, then an inverted atomic drop and clothesline. Pope dropkicks Morgan off the ring apron and goes up for the ten punches on Storm, but Storm ducks a shot and gets a lungblower and goes for the cover, but Morgan drags him off at 2. Storm and Morgan get into a shoving match, allowing Devon to sneak in and attack, but Morgan hits a clothesline that sends both of them to the floor. Storm and Pope hit heads and Pope goes out to the floor as we see Morgan holding his knee in pain, and Morgan's production distracts the referee so Pope can nail Storm with one of the tag title belts. Storm is out, but Pope tags out to Devon and lets him come in to get the win.
Winners: The Pope & Devon
Devon still looks like he's wondering what Pope's game is, but Devon has now miraculously risen to a second place tie with Gunner.
Ken Anderson is backstage, and he says that he's not a good person to give ultimatums to, just ask his former employer.
Jeff and Karen Jarrett are at the Sport Palace in Mexico City, and Jeff's looking at the glass as being half full, and next week when they return to the Impact Zone, they're going to throw a fiesta like it's never seen before. Karen says they have something for all the members of Immortal, and Jeff has something even bigger for Hulk and Eric.
Sting is backstage letting Hulk Hogan beat the crap out of him with some really fake sounding punch sound effects like in a movie, and Hogan grabs Sting's bat and comes after him. Sting says “oh, crap!” right before Hogan cracks him with it and reminds Sting that he'll never embarrass him again.
It's main event time!
Kurt Angle & Sting vs Abyss, Gunner, Scott Steiner & Bully Ray
Sting obviously doesn't come out since he just got knocked out backstage, and Steiner blindsides Angle. Angle comes back with an overhead release suplex on Steiner for 2. Bully Ray tags in, tears Angle's shirt off, and chops him hard on the chest. Ray with a neckbreaker for 2 and goes for the Bubba Bomb, but Angle reverses to a German suplex. Gunner tags in and Angle quickly backdrops him and hits a snap suplex for 2. Angle tosses Gunner to his corner and lets him tag Abyss in, and Abyss tries a powerslam, Angle slips out, Abyss tries a chokeslam, but Angle rolls out of it and gets Abyss in the anklelock. The rest of Immortal comes in to go after Angle and make him break the hold, and Abyss is able to tag out to Steiner, who comes in with a belly to belly suplex for 2. Gunner comes in and puts the boots to Angle and drills him with a back elbow for 2. Ray takes a chain and goes to hit Angle with it, but Ken Anderson's music hits and he comes down the aisle. Ray is distracted by his entrance and allows Angle to hit an Angle Slam on Ray, then hops up on the apron and extends his hand. Angle tags him in and clears out Immortal and sets up for the Mic Check on Ray, but changes his mind and gives it to Angle instead. He “tags” Angle back in and drags him out to the middle of the ring so Bully Ray can cover him for the win.
Immortal seems confused with what happened and ask Anderson what his deal is, and he responds by leaping into the arms of Abyss with his hands raised in victory. Immortal celebrates as Hulk Hogan comes out to the top of the ramp and applauds his boys.
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