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8/12 THIS DAY IN HISTORY: WWE NETWORK GOES GLOBAL, THE ORIGINAL SUPERBOWL OF WRESTLING, CHONO WINS NWA TITLE, PACMAN JONES DEBUTS FOR TNA AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2017-08-12 08:00:00

August 12th

On this day in history in ...


1966 - WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino & Antonio Pugliese defeated Dr. Jerry Graham & Curtis Iaukea in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match in Asbury Park, NJ.

1967 - Eduoard Carpentier defeated Lou Albano during a WWWF TV Taping in Baltimore, MD.

1967 - WWWF champion Bruno Sammartino fought U.S. champion Ray Stevens to a draw in the main event of a card held at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.  Other results from the event saw:
-Tom Andrews defeated Johnny Karr.
-Paul Diamond defeated Don Duffy.
-Rip Miller defeated Woody Farmer.
-Pat Patterson defeated Jim Osborne.
-Cyclone Negro defeated Dominic DeNucci.
-Tag Team Champions Pedro Morales & Pepper Gomez defeated the Masked Enforcers.

1968 - An event in Takayama, Japan saw the following results:
-Hayashi defeated Adachi.
-Matsuoka defeated Chin.
-Klondike Bill defeated Kotetsu Yamamoto.
-Mitsu Hirai fought Mike Loren to a draw
-Antonio Inoki fought Skull Murphy to a double count-out.
-NWA International World Champion Giant Baba, Kim Ill, & Michiaki Yoshimura defeated WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino, Gino Brito, & Ray Stevens.

1969 - WWWF ran Asbury Park, NJ with the following results:
-George Steele defeated Arnold Skaaland.
-Joe Cox defeated Miguel Feliciano.
-Killer Kowalski defeated Antonio Pugliese via disqualification.
-Donna Christianello & Susan O'Day fought Women’s Champion Fabulous Moolah & Susan Sterling to a no contest.
-Victor Rivera defeated Luke Graham.

1972 - The "Superbowl of Wrestling" was held in Cleveland, Ohio at Municipal Stadium.  Three rings were set up, side by side, and often more than one match would be going on at a time. Attendance figures have been estimated as high as 20,000 and as low as 5,000.  No reliable sources seem to agree on a number.  Here are partial results of the show:
- Tony Marino & Tony Parisi defeated Motoji Okuma & Mashio Koma to win the tag team tournament.
- Sue Green & Lily Thomas defeated Tippy Wells & Peggy Patterson to win the women's tag team tournament.
- Sky Low Low & Little Brutus defeated Haiti Kid & Frenchy Lamont to win the midget tag team tournament.
- NWF World Tag Team Champions The Fargo Brothers defeated Wahoo McDaniel & Chief White Owl.
- World Women's Tag Team Champions Toni Rose & Donna Christanello defeated Sandy Parker & Debbie Johnson.
- World Women's Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Vickie Williams.
- United States Champion Bobo Brazil defeated Killer Tim Brooks.
- Ernie Ladd vs. Abdullah the Butcher ended in a double disqualification.
- NWF North American Champion Johnny Powers defeated Johnny Valentine.

1972 - WWWF ran The Boston Garden, featuring the following results:
-Mr. Fuji & Prof. Toru Tanaka fought Chief Jay Strongbow & Sonny King to a draw.
-The Black Demon defeated Thomas Marin.
-Joe Crugnalle defeated Dean Ross.
-Chuck O'Conner defeated Chuck Richards.
-Joe Turco defeated Lee Wong.
-El Olympico defeated Ricky Sexton (substituting for Manuel Soto).
-WWWF World Champion Pedro Morales defeated George Steele.
The Spoiler defeated Gorilla Monsoon.

1974 - WWWF ran Landover, Maryland at the Capital Center, headlined by Otto Von Heller winning an 18 Man Battle Royal to "win $100,000" and WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeating Otto Von Heller.

1977 - The NWA and WWWF titles were both defended in St. Louis, Missouri at the Kiel Auditorium.  WWWF champion Superstar Graham defeated Jimmy Valiant while NWA World champion Harley Race fought Dory Funk Jr. to a draw.  The two each captured one fall apiece before the time limit expired for the third fall.  Other results from the event saw:
-Black Angus & Ron Starr defeated Bob Sweetan & Randy Tyler in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match.
-Dick Slater defeated Missouri State Champion Jack Brisco to win the title.
-Rufus R. Jones & Dick the Bruiser defeated Ivan Koloff & Bobby Jaggers.

1978 - WWWF ran the Philadelphia Spectrum with the following results:-
-Johnny Rodz defeated Tony Russo.
-Victor Rivera won a 10-man battle royal; due to prematch stipulations, he earned a futute WWWF title match against Bob Backlund.
-Luke Graham defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna.
-George Steele defeated Haystacks Calhoun via countout.
-Victor Rivera defeated Sd Jones.
-Eric the Lumberjack defeated Moose Monroe.
-Superstar Billy Graham defeated WWWF World Champion Bob Backlund via countout.
-Dino Bravo defeated Butcher Vachon.
-Tony Garea fought Pierre the Lumberjack to a draw.
-Bobo Brazil defeated Stan Stasiak.

1982 - Mid-South Wrestling ran Little Rock, Arkansas at the Barton Coliseum, featuring the following results:

-Paul Ellering defeated Billy Starr.
-Mr. Olympia defeated Ricky Harris.
-Jesse Barr defreated  Billy Starr, who was doing double duty.
-Buck Robley & Mike Sharpe defeated Skandar Akbar & Killer Khan & The Assassin in a handicap match.
-Dick Murdoch defeated The One Mna Gang.
-Junkyard Dog defeated Ted DiBiase by DQ.

1983 - Ric Flair defeated Dick Slater in Hampton, VA.

1983 - Mid-South Wrestling ran Houston, Texas with the following results:

-Hacksaw Duggan defeated Hacksaw Butch Reed.
-Junkyard Dog & Dusty Rhodes defeated Kamala & Ted DiBiase in a Texas Tornado Dog Collar & Texas Bullrope match.
-King Kong Bundy defeated Magnum TA.
-Chavo Guerrero defeated Rip Rogers.
-Steve Williams defeated Art Crews.
-The Missing Link defeated Tim Horner.
-Johnny Rich defeated Doug Vines.

1984 - WWF ran Salisbury, MD at the Wicomico Civic Center with the following results:
-Iron Mike Sharpe defeated SD Jones.
-Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Tiger Chung Lee.
-Kamala defeated Salvatore Bellomo.
-WWF Intercontinental Champion Tito Santana defeated Greg Valentine.
-Andre the Giant defeated the Iron Sheik.

1984 - WWF ran San Diego, CA at the Sports Arena, headlined by Dr D. David Schultz defeating WWF Champion Hulk Hogan via disqualification.

1984 - Mid-South Wrestling ran two events in one day, a matinee in Tulsa, OK at the Fairgrounds and an evening show in Oklahoma City.  Each show was headlined by The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey) defeating The Pretty Young Things to retain the Mid-South Tag Team championship.  The afternoon event featured Hercules Hernandez & Butch Reed defeating Hacksaw Duggan & Terry Taylor while the evening event saw Hernandez team with Ernie Ladd to score the win over Taylor & Duggan.

1985 - WWF ran Warwick, Rhode Island at the Music Theater with the following results:
-Uncle Elmer defeated Rene Goulet.
-Pedro Morales defeated Mr. X.
-Lanny Poffo fought Iron Mike Sharpe to a draw.
-Randy Savage defeated Jose Luis Rivera.
-The Killer Bees, B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell defeated The Hart Foundation, Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart.
-WWF Intercontinental Champion Tito Santana defeated Greg Valentine.

1986 - Championship Wrestling from Florida ran Tampa, FL with the following results:
-Sean Royal defeated Chris Champion.
-The White Ninja defeated Mark Starr.
-Kendo Nagasaki defeated Tyree Pride.
-Kendall Windham defeated Ron Bass via disqualification.
-The Fabulous Ones, Stan Lane & Steve Keirn defeated Tatsumi Fujinami & Kendo Kimura.
-Southern Heavyweight Champion Lex Luger defeated Ed Ganter via disqualification.
-NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Barry Windham via disqualification.

1987 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran Inglewood, CA at the Forum for a TV taping for the NWA and UWF featuring the following results:
-Chris Adams defeated Terry Taylor.
-Buddy Roberts defeated Tau Lugo.
-Ron Simmons defeated Rodney Anoia.
-NWA World Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Big Bubba & Black Bart via disqualification.
-Michael Hayes fought NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard to a draw.
-Shaska Whatley defeated Tim Patterson.
-Terry Taylor & Eddie Gilbert defeated Harry Hell & Billy Anderson.
-Arn Anderson defeated Brad Armstrong.
-Tim Horner defeated the Terminator.
-Eddie Gilbert & Dick Murdoch defeated UWF Heavyweight Champion Steve Williams & Terry Gordy.

-Nikita Koloff defeated NWA US Champion Lex Luger via disqualification.

1987 - WWF ran three live events on the same night, featuring the following results:

Binghamton, NY at the Broome County Arena before 1,780 fans:
-SD Jones pinned Brad Rheingans.
-Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated Don Muraco & Bob Orton Jr.  Orton and Muraco brawled after.
-Superstar Billy Graham pinned Ron Bass.
-Brutus Beefcake defeated Danny Davis via submission with the sleeper.
-Scott Casey pinned Iron Mike Sharpe.
-Outback Jack defeated the Red Demon.
-WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation, Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart defeated Davey Boy Smith & Jim Brunzell.

Suffern, NY at the Rockland County Fair before 2,722 fans:
-The Dingo (Ultimate) Warrior pinned Terry Gibbs.
-Jose Estrada pinned Sam Houston.
-Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Lanny Poffo.
-Jake Roberts pinned Nikolai Volkoff.
-Rick Rude fought Tito Santana to a 12-minute draw.
-The One Man Gang pinned Koko B. Ware.
-Rick Martel pinned Tama in a whipping match.

Monaca, PA before 986 fans:
-Paul Roma pinned Steve Lombardi.
-David Sammartino pinned Tiger Chung Lee.
-Bruno Sammartino pinned Hercules.
-The Junkyard Dog defeated Killer Khan via disqualification.
-Hillbilly Jim defeated Dino Bravo via countout.

1988 - NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane fought NWA World Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard to a double disqualification in a dark match closing out a Jim Crockett Promotions TV Taping.

1988 - WWF ran Oakland, California, featuring the debut of Owen Hart, wrestling under a mask as The Blue Angel.  The name would be changed to the Blue Blazer by the time Hart made his TV debut.  Complete results of the card saw:
-The Blue Angel (Owen Hart) pinned Barry Horowitz.
-Ron Bass pinned Dave Peterson.
-Curt Hennig defeated SD Jones
-Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated The Hart Foundation, Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart.
-WWF World Champion Randy Savage fought Andre the Giant to a double countout.
-The Powers of Pain defeated The Bolsheviks, Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov.
-Jake Roberts pinned Rick Rude.

1989 - The NWA ran the Norfolk Scope, featuring the following results:
-The Ding Dongs defeated Al Greene & Lee Scott.
-Brian Pillman pinned Norman The Lunatic.
-Sid Vicious pinned Scott Hall.
-Ron Simmons pinned Curtis Thompson.
-Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Jack Victory & Rip Morgan.
-Sting fought the Great Muta to a draw.
-The Road Warriors defeated the Samoan Swat Team.
-NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger pinned Tommy Rich.
-NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned Terry Funk.

1989 - WWF ran their first-ever event in Alaska, running The Sullivan Arena in Anchorage with the following results:
-Mark Young pinned Barry Horowitz.
-Bret Hart fought Mr. Perfect to a draw.
-The Ultimate Warrior pinned Andre the Giant at the 10-second mark.
-Dino Bravo defeated Hercules via disqualification.
-Bad News Brown pinned Tim Horner.
-The Rockers, Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau.
-Jimmy Snuka pinned the Honkytonk Man.

1990 - The NWA ran Canton, Ohio with the folllowing results:
-Buddy Landell defeated Wendell Cooley.
-Bam Bam Bigelow pinned David Sierra.
-El Gigante pinned Dr. X with a boot to the face.
-NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Brad Armstrong & Brad Anderson.
-Robert Gibson & Brian Pillman (substituting for Ricky Morton) defeated Ivan Koloff (substituting for Butch Reed) & NWA World Tag Team Champion Ron Simmons.
-Rick & Scott Steiner defeated the Samoan Swat Team.
-NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger defeated Mark Callous via disqualification.

1991 - Jerry Lawler defeats Awesome Kong in Memphis, Tennessee to win the USWA Unified Heavyweight Title for the ninth time.

1992 - Johnny Hot Body defeats Larry Winters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to become the first ECW Television Champion.  Hotbody initially won via DQ after Winters hit referee John Finnegan but Tod Gordon ordered the match to continue; due to pre-match stipulations, Hot Body won the belt.
The complete results of the show, held at The Chestnut Cabaret, featured:
-The Super Ninja pinned Jeff Royal at 5:19.
-Mr. Sandman fought Tommy Cairo to a double count-out at 8:47.
-Jimmy Jannetty & Gino Caruso defeated Damien Stone & John Rock at 9:35 when Jannetty pinned Rock.
-The Hell Riders defeated Max Thrasher & Glenn Osbourne at 9:24 when Osbourne was pinned.
-JT Smith & Soul Train Phillips defeated Mr. Anthony & Mr. Perez at 13:10.
-ECW Champion Jimmy Snuka defeated Super Destroyer #1 via disqualification at 13:36.
-Tony Stetson fought Salvatore Bellomo to a no contest in a lumberjack match at 11:00.

1992 - Masahiro Chono defeats Rick Rude in the finals of New Japan's G1 Climax tournament at Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan.  As a result of this win, Chono also won the NWA World Heavyweight Title, which had been vacant since Ric Flair left WCW for the WWF in the summer of 1991.  Other results from the event, which saw WCW Vice President Bill Watts in attendance, saw:
-Honaga pinned Koji Kanemoto at 9:38 with a flying clothesline
-Hiro Saito & Goto defeated Cat & Yamamoto at 11:59 when Saito pinned Cat with a flying senton
-The Pegasus Kid pinned Jushin Liger at 14:25 with a powerbomb off the top
-Super Strong Machine pinned Arn Anderson at 8:32 with a German suplex
-Bam Bam Bigelow, Tony Halme, & Scott Norton defeated Barry Windham, Jim Neidhart, & the Barbarian at 9:36 when Norton pinned the Barbarian with a powerslam
-Tatsumi Fujinami & Kido defeated Riki Choshu & Iizuka at 11:13 when Kido pinned Iizuka with a cradle
-IWGP Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated the Great Muta & Kensuke Sasaki at 15:33 when Muta was pinned following a DDT off the top double team

1993 - WCW ran Columbia, SC, featuring:
-Brad Armstrong defeated Bobby Eaton.
-The Nasty Boys defeated Arn Anderson & Paul Roma.
-Ricky Steamboat defeated Lord Steven Regal via disqualification.
-Sting & Dustin Rhodes defeated Rick Rude & the Equalizer.
-Davey Boy Smith defeated Sid Vicious via disqualification.
-NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated WCW TV Champion Paul Orndorff.

1994 - WCW ran Fayetteville, NC, featuring:
-WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal defeated Brad Armstrong.
-Brian Pillman defeated Bobby Eaton.
-The Guardian Angel defeated Vader via disqualification.
-The Patriot  & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma in a non-title match.
-WCW US Champion Steve Austin defeated Ricky Steamboat at the 27-minute mark.
-Dustin Rhodes defeated Arn Anderson via disqualification.
-Sting defeated Ric Flair.

1995 - New Japan Pro Wrestling ran Tokyo at Sumo Hall, featuring the following results:
-Black Cat pinned Tatsuhito Takaiwa at 9:32
-Takayuki Iizuka pinned El Samurai
-Tokimitsu Ishizawa & Yuji Nagata defeated Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Ohtani at 12:43 when Ishizawa forced Ohtani to submit
-Riki Choshu & Tadao Yasuda defeated Akira Nogami & Junji Hirata at 8:53 when Choshu pinned Nogami
-Kazuo Yamazaki defeated Jushin Liger via submission at 6:22
-Ric Flair defeated Shiro Koshinaka via submission with the figure-4 at 17:15; Flair used his 1991 WCW theme for the match; Koshinaka was trapped in the hold 3 minutes after failing an enzuiguri
-Scott Norton pinned Hiroshi Tenzan at 15:08
-Kensuke Sasaki pinned Shinya Hashimoto at 21:46
-IWGP World Champion the Great Muta pinned Masahiro Chono at 11:36

1996 - WCW ran Colorado Springs at the City Auditorium for a WCW Saturday Night taping, featuring the following:
-John Tenta defeated Big Bubba.
-Mike Enos & Dick Slater defeated Bobby Eaton & Dave Taylor.
-WCW U.S. Champion Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Chris Benoit, & Steve McMichael defeated High Voltage, the Renegade, & Joe Gomez.
-The Nasty Boys defeated Bobby Walker & Mark Starr.
-The Giant defeated Jim Powers.
-WCW World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat fought Rick & Scott Steiner to a no contest when the Nasty Boys interfered.
-Mike Enos & Dick Slater defeated the Renegade & Mike Winner.
-Lord Steven Regal defeated Bobby Walker.
-WCW World TV Champion Lex Luger defeated David Taylor.
-Bull Nakano defeated Madusa.
-The Ultimo Dragon defeated JL.
-Kevin Sullivan, Big Bubba, Meng & the Barbarian defeated High Voltage, Jim Powers, & Joe Gomez.
-Konnan defeated Mark Starr.
-WCW U.S. Champion Ric Flair defeated Dean Malenko.

1997 - Chris Jericho defeated Alex Wright for the WCW Cruiserweight Title in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  This began Jericho's second reign with the belt.  The match took place during a WCW Saturday Night taping, which also featured:
-Eddie Guerrero defeated Jim Powers.
-Stevie Richards defeated Lenny Lane.
-Diamond Dallas Page defeated Rick Fuller.
-Konnan & Syxx defeated the Texas Hangmen.
-Jeff Jarrett defeated Mark Starr.
-Super Calo defeated the Renegade.
-WCW U.S. Champion Steve McMichael defeated Hector Guerrero.
-Ric Flair & Curt Hennig defeated Mortis & Wrath

1999 - Extreme Championship Wrestling ran Columbus, OH at the Veterrans Memorial Coliseum before 700 fans with the following results:
-Danny Doring & Roadkill defeated CW Anderson & Vito.
-Super Crazy defeated Little Guido.
-Nova defeated Simon Diamond.
-Lance Storm defeated Rod Price.
-ECW World Tag Team Champions Spike Dudley & Balls Mahoney defeated Buh Buh Ray & D-Von Dudley.
-Sabu defeated Justin Credible.
-ECW World Champion Taz defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri.

2007 - TNA holds their "Hard Justice" PPV, featuring the start of Adam "Pacman" Jones' tenure with the company.  The original report is below:

Welcome to our coverage of TNA Hard Justice.  We will be updating this page throughout the night with reports on the show, so check back often for updates.

The PPV pre-show was the "Road To Hard Justice" special from SpikeTV focusing on Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe, with commercials pushing the Doomsday Chamber of Blood match and the appearance of Pacman Jones.  I have to say, it seems strange to me how the special focuses on the athletic merits of Joe vs. Angle, with both men talking very seriously about the championship at stake.  Meanwhile, on Impact, Angle is a blubbering basket case with Karen Angle being the focus of the storyline, something that wasn't even mentioned during this special until the final lineup rundown.

The PPV event opened with a video package focusing on the Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe match, primarily Karen Angle leaving Kurt Angle and saying their marriage is over.  Don West and Mike Tenay welcomed us to the show, then we saw footage of Pacman Jones and his "entourage" (looked like two teenagers) arriving in a black Hummer earlier today.  The live crowd booed, although when they went back to the crowd they showed a pro-Pacman sign.  Tenay and West then ran down the card for tonight.  This was followed by a video package on Pacman Jones and the media attention surrounding his appearance in TNA.

The Motor City Machineguns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley vs. Sonjay Dutt & Jay Lethal vs. Triple X (Christopher Daniels & Senshi, with Elix Skipper at ringside).

Everyone started going at it before the bell, including Skipper.  Dutt and Lethal cleared the ring out, then Dutt squared off with Shelley.  Shelley blocked a Shining Wizard, but Dutt knocked him out of the ring.  Sabin came in, but Dutt took him down with a headscissors.  Triple X xame in and worked over Dutt.  Referee Earl Hebner managed to get Skipper out of the action.  It finally settled into a tag team match.  They kept cutting away to show "Police" (guys in T-Shirts that said POLICE on them) there for Pacman Jones' security, and to show empty chairs at ringside that were "reserved" for Karen Angle and a guest. Fast-paced action in the match, but no one really took control.  Sabin shoved Lethal to the floor at one point, and Senshi slammed him on the floor.  Daniels threw him back in, and Sabin & Shelley continued to work over Lethal, hitting a double suplex and a pair of legdrops for a two count.

Shelly stood on Lethal's hair and pulled up on his arms.  Lethal fought back against Shelley, but Shelley decked him with a back elbow.  Senshi tagged himself in off of Shelley's back, then hit Lethal with a dropkick for a two count.  Daniels tagged in and threw Senshi into a legdrop on Lethal.  Lethal fought back, but Daniels took him away from his corner and tagged in Senshi, who hit a powerdrive elbow.  Senshi wrenched Lethal's neck, then decked him with a back elbow.  Senshi threw Lethal in her corner, and Daniels stood on Lethal as he was slumped over the middle turnbuckle.  Daniels put Lethal in a chinlock, and Lethal fought back.  Lethal hit a leg lariat off the middle rope and made the hot tag to Dutt.  Dutt gave Daniels a rana and shoved Senshi off the apron.  Sabin and Shelley came in, but Dutt took them down with a springboard moonsault.  Dutt then did a rope walk and gave Daniels a rana for a two count.  Dutt went for a rollup, and went into a camel clutch, but Shelley broke it up with a superkick.  Dutt and Shelley went at it, with Dutt hitting a Shining Wizard.  The match started breaking down, with everyone running in and knocking each other down, culminating with Lethal, Daniels and Sabin all decking each other with clotheslines.  There was a TNA chant.

Dutt and Shelley went at it on the floor, and Lethal dove onto them.  Daniels then moonsaulted onto Lethal on the floor.  Senshi gave Lethal a pescado, while Sabin gave one to Daniels.  Dutt then did a top rope moonsault onto everyone on the floor.  As they got up, Daniels rammed Dutt into the guard rail and threw Sabin into the ring.  Sabin hit a big running kick, then put Daniels in the Tree of Woe.  While Hebner tried to untie Daniels from the Tree, Skipper ran in, crotched Sabin on the top rope, then hit the ropewalk rana.  Daniels covered for a two count.  Shelley hit Daniels with a kick, then Senshi hit Shelley with an elbow.  Lethal then took down Senshi, Sabin took down Lethal, then Dutt took down Sabin.  Dutt and Lethal managed to get Daniels isolated, but then Sabin & Shelley broke things up as they went for a cover. Sabin and Shelley worked over Lethal, but Dutt broke up that cover.  Sabin and Shelley piled up Lethal and Dutt for a double team face plant, but Senshi broke it up.  Senshi slammed Shelley and went to the top rope, but Dutt stopped Senshi.  While Dutt fought Senshi, Daniels gave Shelley an STO.  Daniels put Dutt in a torture rack, then Senshi came off the top rope, onto Dutt's stomach, then into the double stomp on Shelley on the mat.  The crowd went nuts for it.  Lethal broke up the cover.  Triple X cleaned house, and Senshi went to the top rope, but Lethal shoved Daniels into the corner, knocking Senshi to the floor, and Lethal rolled up Daniels for the pin at the fifteen minute mark.

Winners: Sonjay Dutt & Jay Lethal.

Backstage, Jeremy Borash went into Samoa Joe's dressing room, to find Karen Angle drinking champagne with some bald-headed guy.  Karen said she was looking forward to being the "former Mrs. Kurt Angle".  She gave Jeremy her glass and told him to leave and shut the door, implying she was going to get busy with the guy.  Borash left, chugged the champagne, then went off to tell Kurt Angle.

Raven vs. Kaz

Raven was accompanied by Havoc and Martyr.  Raven got on the mic and told Kaz he was willing to forgive everything and let him back in Serotonin.Kaz hugged Raven, then caned him with his kendo stick.  Raven backdropped Kaz out of the ring, but Kaz landed on Havoc.  Martyr tried a dive, but Kaz moved out of the way.  The story was that Kaz was staying one step ahead of Raven, until Raven nailed him with two legsweeps into the guard rail. Back in the ring, Raven hit some legkicks and a victory roll for a two count.  Raven grabbed a kendo stick and choked Kaz with it. Kaz fought back with punches, but Raven gave him a kneelift that sent him over the top rope and to the floor. Martyr and Havoc worked over Kaz at ringside.  They rolled him back into the ring and Raven got a two count. Raven hit a lariat and a boot to the face. Raven hit some crossface shots, then slapped Kaz a few times.  Kaz fought back with right hands, then hit a leg lariat.   Havoc and Martyr ran in, but Havoc ended up superkicking Martyr when Kaz moved.  Raven shoved them for messing up, and Kaz clothesline then from the ring.  Kaz then gave Havoc, who was on the apron, a rana from the top rope to the floor.  Raven nailed Kaz with a kendo stick and rolled him into the ring.  Raven went for a DDT, but Kaz blocked it.  Kaz knocked Martyr off the apron, ducked a Raven clothesline and hit a jumping kick for the win at the six minute mark.

Winner: Kaz.

Jeremy Borash told Kurt Angle that Karen brought a date with her to the show.  Angle said Borash was lying, then asked Borash if the date was younger than him.  Angle told Borash to point him in the direction of Joe's locker room, and took off.

A video package on the James Storm-Rhino feud was shown.

James Storm, with Jackie Moore, vs. Rhino - Barroom Brawl

This is basically an Anything Goes match, but a bar is set up at ringside with stools, bottles and a mannequin.  There was also a card table set up in the ring with chairs. The announcers said they hadn't seen Rhino all day.   Rhino ran out and threw a chair from the ring at Storm in the aisle, but the chair actually went into the crowd.  They started brawling and immediately went into the crowd.  Storm hit Rhino with a trash can, but Rhino fought back and dragged Storm up into the stands. Rhino dominated most of the fighting in the crowd, but Storm reversed a whip and Rhino made the obligatory "hole in the wall under the stands" that we see pretty much every PPV. They made it back to ringside after four minutes of brawling in the crowd.  Rhino hit Storm with the bar stools.  Rhino opened a beer and chugged it down, which is shocking since this whole storyline was based on Rhino being a former alcoholic.  Rhino sprayed beer on Jackie Moore and pounded Storm some more.  Rhino took a mini-keg and sprayed Jackie with it, then drank some more.  There was a toilet set up at ringside (seriously) and Rhino tried to put Storm's head in it, but Storm stopped him and fought back, hitting some shots with a crutch.  Storm suplexed Rhino on the rampway.

Storm then charged Rhino, and Rhino backdropped Storm onto the bar, which collapsed.  Rhino picked up a bottle of vodka and chugged some, then chased it with some beer.  The announcers put over how sad it was that Rhino had fallen off the wagon.  Rhino rammed Storm's head into the toilet.  Rhino then sat on the toilet.  Then he decided to go get a ladder instead.  Storm reversed a whip, but Rhino backdropped him to the apron, and then shoved him to the floor.  Rhino bridged a ladder between the ring and the guardrail, but never got to use it, as Storm got back in the ring.  Rhino took out a table and a trash can, then hit Storm with the lid.  Jackie ran in and attacked Rhino, but Rhino lifted her for a press slam.  Storm stopped him from slamming her and hit him with a trash can lid.  Storm threw Rhino over the top rope, and he crashed through the ladder that has been set up at ringside earlier. Storm rolled Rhino into the ring and hit a series of right hands.  Rhino hit Storm with a belly to belly suplex, then set up a table in a corner.  Rhino gave Storm a spinebuster, then set up for a Gore through the table.  Storm moved and Rhino went through the table alone.  Storm covered Rhino for a two count.  The announcers tried to put over that Rhino was "a step off" because he had taken two drinks during the match.  Storm hit Rhino repeatedly with a trash can, then a chair shot to the head.  Storm gave Rhino a one-man Conchairto.  Storm waited for Rhino to stagger to his feet, then hit a superkick.  Storm picked up a beer bottle, then broke it over Rhino's head and got the pin at the 14 minute mark.

Winner: James Storm.

They went backstage to their new interviewer, Crystal.  She started talking about Pacman Jones, but was interrupted by Ron Killings.  Killings cut a promo about a "football player" coming into the wrestling world, and said if he gets a hold of Pacman Jones, "this publicity stunt is over".  

As they were still cleaning the ring, Tenay and West talked about the Kurt Angle-Karen Angle situation for a while.

The Latin American Xchange (Homicide & Hernandez) vs. The Voodoo Kin Mafia (Kip & BG James) with Roxxi Laveaux.

Homicide started out with BG James, hitting a right hand, but BG shoved him into his corner for a double team.  Hernandez came in to break up the double team, but was taken out by the referee while Kip whipped Homicide hard into a corner and then hit a side slam.  BG tagged in and hit Homicide with some kicks.  BG kicked Homicide in the back and applied an armbar.  Kip tagged in and have Homicide a delayed vertical suplex for a two count. Kip applied a bear hug while on one knee.  Homicide broke out, but Kip grabbed the bearhug again. Homicide bit out of it, then Kip gave him an overhead belly to belly suplex.  BG tagged in, but Homicide got the hot tag to Hernandez, who hit VKM with a double slingshot clothesline.  LAX cleared the ring of Kip, and the referee escorted out Homicide while Hernandez set up BG for the Border Toss.  Roxxi got on the apron and threw powder in Hernandez' eyes.  Kip gave Hernandez the Fameasser for the pin.  However, Hector Guerrero came in and told the referee about the powder.  The match was restarted, Hernandez brawled with BG and Homicide rolled up Kip with a Victory Roll for the pin at the six minute mark.

Winners: LAX

LAX had some words with Guerrero before leaving.

The events leading to Eric Young vs. Rober Roode were shown.

Jeremy Borash interviewed Eric Young, who talked about all the times he has been humiliated in his life.  Borash told Young that this isn't high school, and that he's not a kid, and got him fired up for his match.  Kurt Angle entered, and told Borash that he didn't find Karen.  Young said that he saw Karen making out with her new guy.  Borash tried to calm Angle, and Angle said that "Dr. Nash is the only one who understands me".  Angle said he was going to go find Samoa Joe.

Humiliation Match - Eric Young vs. Robert Roode with Ms. Brooks

Roode attacked Young before the bell.  Young leapfrogged Roode and slid under him, then hit a Thesz Press and some right hands.  Young clotheslined Roode to the floor, then went outside and hit some punches.  Young threw Roode back into the ring, but was distracted by Brooks (he actually had to go around the ringpost because she was on the wrong side of the ring) who grabbed his leg as he got on the apron.  Roode knocked Young to the floor, then rammed him into the guard rail.  Roode punched Young and stomped him down, then choked him.  Roode backdropped Young, then hit a lariat in the corner for a two count. Roode then applied a chinlock, then a surfboard.  Young got out of it with a mulekick.  Young tried a leapfrog in the corner, but Roode caught it and hit a spinebuster.  Roode slammed Young, then pulled down his kneepad and went to the second rope. Roode nailed the kneedrop and got a two count, then another two count. Roode argued with the referee.  Young and Roode traded punches, and they knocked each other down.  They both got up, and Young ran into a Roode elbow, but came back with a backdrop.  Young grabbed a crucifix for a two count.  Young got another two with a belly to belly suplex, but Roode then raked his eyes and went to the top rope.  A blinded Young stumbled into the ropes, and Roode slipped and was crotched on the top rope.  Brooks ran in, but Young grabbed her and catapulted her head first into Roode's groin.  Young lifted Brooks and Roode into a fireman's carry, but Roode slipped off and kicked Young, so he dropped Brooks.  Young rolled up Roode for a two count.  Roode hit a blockbuster for a two count.  Brooks tried to give Roode brass knucks, pretty much right in font of the referee, but dropped them.  They did a distraction bit, and Brooks threw the knucks to Roode. Roode decked Young with the knucks and put them in his trunks.  Roode covered Young for the pin at the ten minute mark.

Winner: Robert Roode.

Roode got on the mic and said it was time to humiliate Young.  Gail Kim came out and tried to stop them, but Roode grabbed her.  Kim slapped Roode, and Brooks attacked her.  Brooks held Kim for a punch by Roode, but Kim ducked and Roode nailed Brooks.  Roode choked Kim, and Young kicked Roode in the gonads.  Roode, holding his package, started stumbling up the aisle.  Young got on the mic and said he told everyone he wasn't going to get tarred and feathered.  Young and Kim then tarred (syruped) and feathered Brooks.  Roode saw what was happening, but just waved it off and left while Brooks was sitting on the floor, covered in feathers, screaming.

A video package on Dustin Rhodes and how "Black Reign" is his evil personality was shown.

Crystal interviewed Chris Harris.  Harris said he didn't take Dustin's spot, Dustin lost it on his own, while Harris was earning his.  Harris said he was tired of "has-beens" getting in the way of his future.

Chris Harris vs. Black Reign.

Reign entered from the opposite entrance than the one he was expected it, and ambushed Harris from behind.  Reign has silver and black facepaint, and a vinyl baggy outfit that is black with silver tribal designs.  Harris was busted open as Reign rammed him into the guardrail.  Reign kept pounding Harris around ringside, then knocked down the referee as he tried to break things up.  Reign pulled a cover off the turnbuckle connector, then rammed Harris into it.  Reign pulled Harris into the ring and gave him a neckbreaker.  A second referee came in, and Reign clotheslined him. Reign hit Harris with some right hands, then moaned in his face.  Reign set up Harris for the old Shattered Dreams kick, but then stopped and gave him a bulldog instead.  Reign choked Harris with his own handcuffs.  Referee number three, Earl Hebner, came out, and was shoved away.  Reign bit Harris' head.  Hebner called for the DQ at the five minute mark.

Winner via DQ: Chris Harris.

Reign handcuffed the bloody Harris in the corner and pounded him.  A few security guards ran in, but Reign knocked them all away.  Reign then took a cane that has a hand holding a knife as the top piece and sat on the top rope, over the body of Harris.  Reign rammed the cane into Harris' head, but not the knife part.  Kaz, Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt ran out and stood between Harris and Reign.  Reign slowly backed up and left.

The events leading to The Steiners vs. Team 3D were shown.

Crystal interviewed the Steiner Brothers. The Steiners said Team 3D would go out in a blaze of glory, just like ECW.  The Steiners were with Kohei Suwama, who Scott noted he would be teaming with in the future.

Jeremy Borash interviewed Team 3D, who mocked Scott Steiner's injury in Puerto Rico. Team 3D said they no longer had any respect for the Steiners.

The Steiner Brothers vs. Team 3D

Suwama didn't come out with the Steiners.  DeVon choked Rick at the start and hit some right hands.  DeVon missed a clothesline and Rick hit a powerslam.  Brother Ray came in, but Rick bit him on the leg.  Scott backdropped Ray and Devon. Team 3D went to the floor, and the Steiners did their old pose. Team 3D went to leave, but the Steiners went after him.  They brawled at ringside, with the Steiners getting the better of it.  Rick threw Brother Ray into the ring, but Ray poked Rick in the eyes.  Scott tagged in and locked up with Ray.  Ray missed a punch and Scott hit some chops.  Scott hit Ray with a clothesline, then dropped an elbow.  Scott did his pushups instead of going for a cover.  Ray fought back with a chop and a sideslam. Devon tagged in, but Scott hit them with a double clothesline.  Devon ran into a Scott boot and Scott hit a belly to belly suplex.  Rick tagged in and hit Devon with some crossface shots.  Scott tagged in and booted Devon in the face, but Ray grabbed Scott's arm and yanked it across the top rope.  Devon then kicked Steiner, right where Steiner's scar is.  Devon stood on Scott's side, and Ray yanked at his arm and hit his side from ringside.

Devon put Scott in an abdominal stretch.  Ray ran in and took a shot at him when the referee went to stop Rick from running in.  Ray tagged in and pounded the scar.  Rick ran in and hit Ray with right hands, but Hebner forced him out of the ring.  Devon tagged in, but missed an avalanche.  Scott gave Ray a clothesline and tagged in Rick.  Rick went to work on both men, hitting a Steinerline on D-Von and backdropping both opponents.  Rick gave both men overhead belly to belly suplexes.  Rick put Devon on the top rope and tagged in Scott.  Rick went to work on Brother Ray on the floor and Scott gave Devon a second rope overhead belly to belly suplex for a two count.  Scott pounded Devon in a corner, but Ray came in and hit Steiner in the back.  Ray put Scott on his shoulders and Devon hit the Doomsday Device for a two count.  Rick came in, and Ray slammed him.  They went for the What's Up headbutt on Rick, but Scott broke it up.  Scott knocked Ray down and went to Devon, who was sitting on the top rope.  Scott gave Devon a top rope Frankensteiner, to a huge pop (from a crowd that wasn't really reacting to much to this point).  Scott put Devon in a Steiner Recliner, but Ray broke it up.  Ray and Devon gave Scott Steiner a neckbreaker/back suplex combo.  Team 3D set up for 3D on Rick, but Rick gave Devon a Steinerline and suplexed Ray.  Scott picked up Devon on his shoulders and Rick hit a top rope bulldog for the clean pin at the eleven minute mark.

Winners: The Steiner Brothers.

Kurt Angle came into Kevin Nash's office and slumped on a couch.  Nash said there are more important things than his family ... like him.  Nash said Kurt was the "A&P Champion in Japan", the TNA Champion, and he was going to beat Samoa Joe.  Nash told Angle he needed the "Eye Of The Tiger".  Angle got psyched up, but as soon as Nash left, he slumped back on the couch and started crying.

In the ring, Mike Tenay introduced Pacman Jones, who had an elaborate video entrance.  Some ringside fans made it "rain" fake money as he came out.  Jones refused to shake hands with Mike Tenay.  Tenay asked Jones why he was coming into wrestling.  Jones said because he loved it as a kid.  Tenay asked why he came to TNA, and Jones said it was because TNA is a "trendsetter", like him.  Tenay asked what his goal in TNA is, and Jones said to show he is a "team player".  Ron Killings came out on the rampway and welcomed Jones to the "snakepit".  Killings said professional wrestling is not a "team sport", it is all about individuality.  Jones took off his T-shirt.  Killings said wrestling is about "who is going to screw who first" and said in this business no one has your back.  Killings said that Jones' contract prevented him from touching anyone.  Killings said "Ain't that a bitch?" and some fans started a "He's a bitch!" chant.  Killings said that because of that contract, Jones won't be beating anyone up, but he better watch out, because there was a locker room of wrestlers that want to beat him up, and Killings said he was on the top of the list.  Jones said that there was nothing but "space and opportunity" between the two of them.  Fans chanted "Shut the f*** up".  Killings was tackled by security as he approached the ring and dragged off.  Jones said security should let him go, then said Killings "Didn't want any of this". Jones then left.  With the exception of those that were chanting, the crowd was apathetic to the whole thing.

Crystal interviewed Christian Cage, AJ Styles and Tyson Tomko.  Christian said that he wasn't bleeding tonight, and said he would hold Sting, Abyss and Martin responsible if AJ bleeds one drop.  Christian walked off.  Styles said to Tomko that he wouldn't be bleeding, and pulled out a box of Band-Aids.  Tomko explained that Band-Aids stop bleeding, they don't prevent it.

They cut backstage, and Pacman Jones has apparently been "laid out", holding his shoulder.  Don West said he had blood near his eye, but I didn't notice that, and soon security was blocking the shot.  Tenay and West noted what Killings has said earlier about the locker room wanting a piece of Jones.  So, now we all know how they got around the "no physical contact" problem.

Doomsday Chamber Of Blood (Steel Cage with Barbed Wire roof, you must be bleeding before you can be pinned or forced to submit, winner to receive future World Title match) - Sting, Abyss & “The Punisherâ€Â Andrew Martin vs. Christian Cage, AJ Styles & Tomko.

Christian, Styles and Tomko attacked Abyss as he made his entrance.  Martin then ran out and started throwing opponents around.  Tomko got in the cage and dared Martin to come in.  The lights went out, and when they came back on, Sting was in the ring with a chair.  He blasted Tomko with it.  Tomko and Sting exited the cage, and Abyss and Styles got in it.  Sting and Tomko were fighting on the floor, and Tonko was already bleeding.  Styles kicked Abyss out of the ring, then dove out of the cage onto Abyss.  Good thing the cage has a really big door.  The brawl at ringside continued.  Martin and Cage made it into the cage, while at ringside Tomko rammed the cage door into Sting's face.  Martin gave Christian and big boot and a pumphandle slam, but since Christian isn't bleeding, the pin didn't count.

They cut backstage, and showed Pacman Jones, in a neckbrace, being stretchered onto an ambulance.

Back to the match, Abyss was throwing Cage into the cage, but Tomko used a chair to take down Abyss and Martin.  The heels tried to keep Sting from entering the cage, and Tomko knocked him to the floor with a big boot.  Styles and Christian locked the cage door, so Sting was stuck outside.  Tomko, Styles and Christian worked over Abyss and Martin. Christian used a shard of broken glass to cut open Abyss in the forehead and arm.  Christian covered Abyss for a two count.  Tomko hit Martin with a chairshot.  I don't see Sting around ringside.  

Tomko powerslammed Martin.  Styles wedged a chair between two turnbuckles. Abyss was a bloody mess.  Martin fought back against three opponents.  Sting came out with a pair of wire cutters and climbed the cage.  Sting started cutting away the barbed wire.  Styles and Tomko tried to stop him, but Sting climbed into the cage.  Sting gave Styles a facecrusher off the top rope.  Sting threw Christian into Tomko and gave them a Stinger Splash.  Sting gave Styles a Stinger Splash.  Sting went for the Scorpion on Christian, but Tomko broke it up with a chair shot.  Tomko gave Abyss a chokeslam, then Styles and Christian gave Abyss top rope splashes.  Christian covered Abyss, but he kicked out.  Christian dumped a back of broken glass in the ring.  Abyss grabbed Christian for a chokeslam, but Tomko hit him with a chair.  Martin kicked the chair into the face of Tomko.  Christian climbed out of the cage.  Styles tried to do the same, but was caught and thrown into the chair that he had wedged in the buckles earlier. Abyss gave Styles the Black Hole Slam into the broken glass and got the pin at the ten minute mark.  They kept cutting to Christian, watching from the aisle, as Styles was pinned.

Winners: Abyss, Sting & Andrew Martin.  Abyss receives a World Title match at the next PPV.

The events leading to the main event were shown.

Crystal interviewed Samoa Joe, who said "the worst of things happen to the worst of people".  Joe said Kurt Angle had to ask himself "Is it still great to be Kurt Angle?"

TNA World Champion & fake IWGP Champion Kurt Angle vs. X-Division Champion & TNA Tag Team Champions Samoa Joe - Winner Takes All

Angle slowly walked to the ring, dropping one of his title belts at one point, looking defeated. Samoa Joe came out with the Samoan dancers.  Karen Angle isn't at ringside yet. They did the "big fight" introductions.

Joe backed Angle into the ropes on the initial lockup, but Angle took Joe down with a headlock.  Joe shoved off the headlock and hit a shoulderblock.  Angle shoved Joe, but Joe shoved Angle to the mat.  Angle rolled out of the ring and looked like he was going to cry.  Karen Angle and her boyfriend, champagne in hand, came out and sat at ringside.  Angle yelled something at them, then reentered the ring.  Angle took Joe down with an overhead wristlock, but Joe powered up, only for Angle to pull down Joe by the hair.  Angle left the ring as an angry Joe got up.  Angle reentered the ring, and Joe put him in a headlock.  Angle put Joe in a wristlock and pulled him down by the hair again.  Again, Angle went to the floor to avoid an angry Joe.  Karen Angle kissed her boyfriend at ringside.  Angle went into an overhead wristlock with Joe, and Joe shoved Angle down this time before Angle could grab the hair.  Joe put Angle in a side headlock, using Angle's singlet to prevent Angle from shoving it off.  Angle made the ropes to break the hold, then pulled down his straps.  

Angle hit a punch to the head, then Joe hit a sunset flip.  Joe pulled down Angle's trunks, and Angle's bare ass was exposed to the crowd.  Angle left the ring and went to ringside to argue with his wife.  She threw the glass of champagne into his face.  Joe came out and chopped Angle, then threw him into the ring for a kick, a chop and a kneedrop for a two count.  Joe hit a series of right hands, then side stepped an Angle charge and Angle ran shoulder first into the ringpost. Joe hit some punches in the corner, then face washed him with the boot.  Joe then nailed the running kick to the head.  Joe chopped Angle in the corner, but Angle ducked a shot and hit a German suplex.  Angle hit an uppercut and a series of punches. Angle hit a vertical suplex for a two count, then applied a chinlock.  Joe fought up, but Angle gave him a pair of German suplexes.  Angle went for a third, but Joe reversed and flipped Angle with a German suplex of his own.  

Then two men traded punches, then Joe hit a pair of elbows and a pair of clotheslines.  Angle came back with an uppercut, but Samoa Joe snapped him with a powerslam for a two count.  Angle elbowed a charging Joe and went to the second rope, but Joe jumped up with a kick to the head for a two count.  Angle raked Joe's eyes and hit a German suplex.  Karen and her boyfriend were shown drinking with linked arms.  Angle went for an Olympic Slam, but Joe blocked it and hit some punches.  Angle whipped Joe into a corner, but then ran into a uranage for a two count.  Joe set up for a Muscle Buster, but Angle turned it into a sunset flip and grabbed an Ankle Lock.  Joe turned it and rammed Angle into the corner.  Joe applied the Kokina Clutch, but Angle dropped down into the ankle lock.  Joe kicked it off and grabbed a small package for a two count.  Angle kicked Joe in the gut and hit the Olympic Slam for a two count.  Angle hit Joe with a forearm and sat him on the top rope.  Angle went for a second rope belly to belly suplex, but Joe headbutted Angle to the mat. Joe went to stand on the top rope, but Angle ran up the ropes and hit a belly to belly suplex off the top for a two count.

Angle yelled something to his wife at ringside.  Angle went to the top rope for a moonsault, but Joe rolled out of the way.  Joe sat Angle on a top rope, hit a chop, then grabbed the Muscle Buster for a 2.999999 count. Joe grabbed the Kokina Clutch, but Angle bit Joe's hand to break the hold and grabbed the ankle lock.  Joe rolled over, pulled Angle down towards him by his trunks, and grabbed the Kokina Clutch again.  Angle got his foot on the bottom rope to break the hold. Joe hit a series of punches to Angle in the corner.  Fans were chanting "This is Awesome".   Angle tried to reverse a whip, but ended up colliding with the referee.  Joe applied the Kokina Clutch, and Angle tapped out, but there was no referee to see it.  Angle hit Joe with a low blow. Both men down on the mat.

Karen Angle came up to ringside with a chair and gestured for Joe to take it.  As Joe reached for it, she pulled it away and smiled.  Angle chopblocked Joe in the back of the leg.  Angle blasted Joe with the chair in the head, woke up the referee, and got the pin at the eighteen minute mark.

Winner: Kurt Angle.

Kurt Angle, Karen Angle and the boyfriend all celebrated together in the ring. Kurt Angle is now the TNA World Champion, X-Division Champion, TNA Tag Team Champions and fake IWGP Champion.  They quickly went off the air, with Mike Tenay noting that Angle will have to defend against Abyss next month at No Surrender.

2008 - WWE released three developmental talents stationed in FCW today - Charles "The Hammer" Evans, Brad Attitude and Matt O'Neal.  Evans worked Wrestlemania 24 as part of Floyd Mayweather's crew and was a former OVW Tag champ with Justin LaRouche, who now works as Bam Neely.  O'Neal was one of the former football players Ty Bailey had hired.  I believe all of those hires have been released now.  Brad Attitude made occasional WWE TV appearances over the years, losing squash matches to Bobby Lashley on Velocity in 2006 and Mark Henry on Smackdown.

2008 - Colt Cabana made his WWE main roster debut as Scotty Goldman during a Smackdown taping in Norfolk, VA.

2008 - WWE broadcast ECW on Sci Fi.  Mike Odd filed the following TV report:

ECW comes to you tonight from Norfolk, VA.
 
Match # 1
Tommy Dreamer vs. Colin Delaney
Extreme Rules Match
 
Tommy Dreamer enters the ring with a grocery cart full of assorted metal.  Colin Delaney reluctantly joins him in the ring.  Colin tries to run away but trips.  Dreamer follows him up the ramp.  Delaney attacks the hand after Dreamer misses a punch and hits the steel post.  Tommy and Colin go back and forth.  Your usual hardcore match.  The end comes when Delaney misses a leg drop off the top rope and Dreamer hits him with a DDT on a stop sign.
 
Winner - Tommy Dreamer
 
The Miz and Morrison are interviewed backstage and they recap The Dirt Sheet from last week.  They say they don't have to worry about Mark Henry and Matt Hardy because they are the greatest tag team in the world.  We go to commercial.
We come back with the Smackdown Rebound.
 
Match # 2
Evan Bourne vs. Bam Neely
 
Bam Neely's still selling Edge's attacks from Friday; apparently, he has a concussion.  Evan Bourne gets in early offense.  He's overpowered by Neely but uses his speed to come back.  Bam Neely takes control and peppers Bourne with a variety of punches and kicks.  Bam Neely gets a 2 count and traps Bourne in a chin lock.  Bourne fights out but is once again overpowered by Neely.  Bourne hits a Standing Moonsault onto Neely for a two count then hits a huge DDT followed by a beautiful Shooting Star Press for the 3 count.
 
Winner - Evan Bourne
 
Estrada comes into Teddy Long's dressing room and makes him sign his ECW contract.  Long announces Estrada's first official match in ECW will be against Finlay and that match will be next.  We go to commercial.

 
Match # 3
Finlay vs. Armando Estrada
 
The match begins with Finlay using his rough neck style to dominate.  Mike Knox is seen waiting rather impatiently on the stage.  Finlay notices him but does not let up on the beating on Estrada.  Finlay hits a modified Vader Bomb on Estrada.  Estrada takes advantage of Mike Knox's distraction.  Estrada beats on Finlay for a while.  Finlay makes the come back with the crowd's support and hits the Celtic Cross for the 3 count.
 
Winner - Finlay
 
Finlay invites Mike Knox into the ring.  Knox respectfully declines by walking away.  We go to commercial.

Teddy Long and Tiffany are shown drinking champagne.  They're joined by the undefeated Ricky Ortiz who shows Teddy Long his new T-Shirt design.  Next week Ortiz is going to face a new superstar; Ortiz guarantees that next week he will be 4-0.
 
The WWE Slam of the Week is Cena and Batista fighting last night in the closing moments of Raw.  I guess that's a nice way of doing a Raw Rebound when there wasn't much to recap from Raw.  They run down the Summerslam card again.
 
Matt Hardy and Mark Henry are shown backstage.  Hardy is expressing his concern over teaming with his opponent at Summerslam.  Mark Henry says no matter what he's going to run right through Matt Hardy.  We go to commercial.

Match # 4
 
Main Event
Mizorrison vs. Matt Hardy and Mark Henry
 
John Morrison once again defies the laws of space and time on his way to the ring.  Mark Henry tells Matt Hardy to stay back as he starts the match with Morrison.  Henry completely overpowers Morrison then drags Miz into the ring.  Matt Hardy comes in and takes The Miz out.  Henry throws out Morrison, Hardy and Henry stare down and we go to commercial.

We're back and the commentators explain that the match was one sided during the break favoring Henry and Hardy.  Henry tags Hardy in and Morrison tags in The Miz.  Matt Hardy hits the Miz with a Bulldog and gets a 2 count.   Miz and Hardy go outside where Miz throws Hardy into the steel steps and gains the advantage.  Miz tags in Morrison who goes to work on Matt Hardy.  Hardy makes a comeback with a Side Effect off the 2nd rope for a very awkward 3 count that Morrison very obviously kicked out of.
 
 
Winner - Matt Hardy and Mark Henry
 
Mark Henry clears out Mizorrison and tells the referee to raise Mark Henry's hand in victory.  He then raises Matt Hardy's arm with him and then delivers the Worlds Strongest Slam onto the ECW title.  Mark Henry laughs heartily as we go to credits.

2009 - Ashley Massaro posted on her twitter account that a plate in her leg (placed there when she suffered a spiral break) had dislodged and become abscessed, so she'll be having surgery soon to repair it.

2010 - TNA Broadcast their "Whole Fn' Show" special edition of TNA Impact on SpikeTV.  Stu carapola filed the following TV report:

Tonight, three title matches as well as a special surprise from Hulk Hogan!

But without further ado, let's head to the ring for our opening match...

TV Champion AJ Styles vs Kurt Angle

For the record, this is non-title. These guys have had some awesome, awesome matches in the past, I can't wait to see what they do here. Styles jumps Angle before the bell and tosses him to the floor, then goes out after him and continues the assault. AJ rams Angle into the apron as we see his new tattoo, but Angle catches him with an overhead belly to belly suplex out of nowhere and tosses AJ back in. Angle with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker gets 1 but AJ goes to the throat and rams Angle shoulderfirst into the ringpost, and Angle tumbles to the floor. AJ with a slingshot dive over the top onto Angle on the floor, then rolls Angle back in. Angle starts firing back and goes for a German Suplex, but Styles flips through and catches Angle with a sweet dropkick. AJ covers for 2 and then we HIT THE CHINLOCK! Angle escapes and picks the ankle, but AJ kicks him off and goes for a right, but Angle ducks and gets a back suplex and both men are down. The referee counts and Angle gets up first and starts running over AJ with clotheslines and then gets another overhead release suplex for 2. Angle ducks a right and hits the Rolling Germans and covers for 2. Angle goes for the Ankle Lock but AJ kicks him off into the corner. AJ tries a charge and gets backdropped to the apron but comes back in with a springboard forearm for 2. AJ goes for the Styles Clash but Angle backdrops out and goes for the Angle Slam and AJ escapes and hits the Pelle Kick for 2. AJ takes his time going up top and Angle runs underneath him and then hits a moonsault for 2. Wow, we don't see that out of him very often. Angle goes for the Ankle Lock again and gets it but AJ rolls through and Angle crashes into the second turnbuckle. AJ tries another springboard from the apron but Angle shakes the top rope and AJ crashes down. Angle tries to suplex him back in but AJ escapes and hits the moonsault/deathdrop for 2. AJ argues with the ref, allowing Angle to come from behind and hit the Angle Slam for 2. Angle goes for another German Suplex and AJ tries to lowblow him with a mule kick, but Angle dodges and takes AJ down into the Ankle Lock, grapevines the leg, and AJ taps.

Winner: Kurt Angle

Great opener! Up next, Angelina Love challenges Madison Rayne for the Knockouts Title, and we're at commercial. Great opening segment!

Knockouts Title Match: Madison Rayne vs Angelina Love

Angelina goes after Madison but Madison hides behind the ref and cheapshots Angelina. Angelina weathers the storm and fires back, but Madison sends Angelina into the corner, blocks the foot on a charge, and just slams Angelina on the back of her head, then climbs on top of her and starts ramming the back of her head into the mat, then hits a swinging neckbreaker, straddles Angelina's shoulders, and repeatedly humps Angelina's head into the mat and covers for 2. Madison stops to argue with the ref about the count, then turns around into a jawbreaker from Angelina, who follows that with a series of clotheslines and then a flying variety of the clothesline. Angelina with a bicycle kick as Dumpy Ass comes down to ringside on the bike and makes her way to ringside as the crowd starts chanting "Tara" at her. The ref goes over to tell Dumpy Ass to take a hike when Velvet Sky comes running out and cracks her from behind with a chair, then pulls off the motorcycle helmet to reveal...a mask underneath. The Dark Patriot angle! Dumpy Ass hightails it as Madison nails Angelina from behind with the belt and covers for 2, then Angelina comes back with a clothesline and covers Madison for the three count and the Knockouts Title.

Winner and NEW Knockouts Champion: Angelina Love

Velvet Sky stands smirking at ringside as Madison is flat on her back in the middle of the ring and Angelina celebrates her title win.

After another commercial break, we come back for the three way match...

Ken Anderson vs Matt Morgan vs The Pope

Anderson does his usual entrance while Morgan and Pope are already in the ring. Anderson and Pope go right after Morgan and double team him, ramming him into the corner and taking turns beating him up. They wrap Morgan's leg around the rope and attack it, and then Pope hits an STO and covers, Anderson breaks and tries his own cover, and then Pope pulls him off and tries again, and this goes on about five more times unitl Pope and Anderson have an uncomfortable staredown. Morgan breaks up the lovefest with a double goozle followed by a double clothesline that takes both men down. Morgan charges at Pope with a boot, but Pope moves and Morgan crotches himself. Pope accidentally elbows Anderson in the face as he goes to nail Morgan, but then nails Morgan anyway and sends him to the floor as Anderson kneels in the ring clutching his jaw. Pope goes to check on him and Anderson pops up and slugs him in the mouth, and they exchange blows until Anderson hits a Thesz Press and elbowdrop for 2. Anderson goes for a fireman's carry but Pope escapes and uppercuts him, then goes for the lungblower but Anderson escapes and hits a Flatliner and goes for a cover, but Morgan breaks it up and kicks Anderson for the floor, then capitalizes and covers Pope for the three count.

Winner: Matt Morgan

Still to come: Hulk Hogan has a special surprise, and Jeff Hardy has an open challenge, which will be answered next!

Jeff Hardy Open Challenge

And the mystery opponent is...Shannon Moore. Hardy looks shocked, and Moore takes a mic and says that tonight is a perfect opportunity to prove he can stand at the same level as Hardy, and no matter what happens here tonight, they're leaving as brothers. Hardy looks unimpressed, and I can't say I blame him. They shake hands and then tie up and Hardy shoves him off. Moore goes to a wristlock, Hardy reverses to one of his own and Moore cartwheels out and reverses to a side headlock. Hardy sends Moore off into the ropes and Moore takes him down with a shoulderblock and then they exchange armdrags and do the indy standoff. Another tieup and Moore takes Hardy to the corner and rams a series of shoulders into Hardy's midsection and then whips him across the ring, but Hardy leapfrogs over him and hits a reverse enziguiri. Moore goes to the corner and Hardy keeps trying to catch him with wild moves but Moore outruns him and Hardy misses something and sails out to the floor. Moore follows him out with a dive, then tosses Hardy back in the ring and catches him with a moonsault off the top for 2. Moore with a snap suplex for 2 and we HIT THE CHINLOCK! Hardy elbows his way out, then reverses a whip into the corner but gets backdropped to the apron. Moore tries to sunset flip Hardy to the floor, but Hardy hangs on so Moore changes position and yanks Hardy down by the ankles and Hardy crashes facefirst into the apron. Moore charges and Hardy backdrops him into the ropes, but Moore rebounds back and turns it into a tornado DDT, then rolls Hardy into the ring and covers him for 2, then goes back to the chinlock. Hardy again escapes and reverses into a short clothesline, but gets whipped to the corner. Hardy gets the feet up on a charge and hits the Whisper In The Wind for 2. Hardy with the Twist Of Fate, takes his shirt off, and goes up top for the Swanton, but Moore gets the knees up and covers for 2. Moore puts Hardy up top and tries for a top rope Frankensteiner, but Hardy holds on and Moore crashes to the mat. Hardy hits the Swanton and we have three.

Winner: Jeff Hardy

Hardy raises Moore's hand after the match. Still to come: the Motor City Machine Guns vs Beer Money in match five, Rob Van Dam defends the TNA World Title against Abyss, and Hulk Hogan has a special announcement!

Best Of Five Series Match Five - 2 Out Of 3 Falls: Motor City Machine Guns vs Beer Money

Storm and Sabin start and Storm goes right to the eyes and gets a wristlock, Sabin tries to escape but Roode turns it into a headlock, then they do a fast paced sequence off the ropes and then a series of pinfall attempts and then each go for a kick at the same time and catch each other's boot...and slowly put them down and back off. The fans pop huge as Shelley and Roode tag in and the crowd starts chanting for Shelley. Roode takes Shelley to the corner and takes a cheapshot, but Shelley fires back and gets thumbed in the eyes. Shelley off the ropes and Roode tries a drop down, but Shelley elbowdrops him and then hits a flying headscissors, then unloads with a chop. Shelley comes off the ropes and Roode gets a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for 2, then goes for an O'Connor Roll, but Shelley tags as he hits the ropes and Sabin comes in and kicks him in the face, Storm tries to come in but the MCMGs hit a fast series of double team moves that sends Storm to the floor and puts Roode down for 2. Roode recovers and tags out to Storm, who doesn't have much luck either until Roode grabs Sabin's ankle from the floor and allows Storm to hit a running boot to the head. Roode comes in without making a legal tag, and the ref calls him on it, but then Roode tags out to Storm. Whatever. Storm fires away on Sabin in the corner and tags back out to Roode and they hit a slam/elbowdrop/kneedrop combo for 2. Sabin starts to fight back and leapfrogs a whip into the corner then tries to make the tag, Roode grabs his ankle and tries to pull him back, but Sabin hits an enziguiri and makes the hot tag. Shelley gives Roode a Flatliner into the second turnbuckle and then bulldogs Roode as he clotheslines Storm and covers Roode for 2. Shelley with a Flatliner/DDT combo on Beer Money and covers Roode for 2. MCMGs fire Storm to the apron and Shelley comes over the top with a double stomp, then hits a springboard dropkick to send Roode to the floor and they hit stereo dives onto Beer Money. This is way more difficult to recap than you have any idea. Storm recovers and DDTs Sabin on the apron as Shelley goes up top, Roode tries to stop him but gets knocked off into the middle of the ring. Roode dodgs the double stomp and Beer Money hits a gutbuster/lungblower/DWI combo and Beer Money takes the first fall.

The second fall begins immediately and Roode starts putting the boots to Shelley and covers for 1. Tag out to Storm, who comes in and nails Shelley in the jaw with a right. Beer Money with a double suplex on Shelley and then stop to play to the crowd, but while they were wasting time Shelley made the hot tag to Sabin, who comes in with a double dropkick off the top rope. They send Storm to the floor and give Roode the double stomp/neckbreaker combo to even it up at one fall apiece.

And the third fall begins right away. Sabin goes for a punt to Roode's head on the floor, but Roode catches the foot and yanks Sabin to the floor, then pops back in the ring and backdrops his partner onto Sabin. Shelley comes through the ropes with a sick dive, and then Roode follows that with a dive of his own and all four men are down on the floor and...wait, commercial break? Now? WHY????

After a well placed commercial for the MCMG-Beer Money double DVD, we come back to the third fall as Roode takes Sabin's head off with a clothesline. Shelley tries to fight back, but gets popped up into a spinning uranage for 2. Roode puts the boots to Shelley in the corner and tags in Storm, and they whip Shelley across the ring and then follow him in with a pair of running clotheslines. Storm puts Shelley up top and goes for a top rope superplex, but Shelley knocks him down into the Tree Of Woe and hits the top rope double stomp. The referee starts the double count and both men tag out, and Sabin comes in with a series of running forearms to Roode, then hits a Frankensteiner out of the corner and then dropkicks Storm off the apron. Sabin with a springboard tornado DDT for 2, then Roode goes to the eyes and tags out to Storm. Beer money go for a double team but Sabin fights his way out and kicks off of Storm and then Shelley comes in and they hit a snap Carnageplex for a very close 2. MCMGs with a series of superkicks and an enziguiri to Storm, but Roode comes in and wipes out Shelley and they hit a double DDT on Sabin, then counter Shelley's Sliced Bread #2 into a double team chinbreaker. Shelley rolls to the floor and Beer Money goes for the DWI, but Sabin escapes and Storm accidentally superkicks Roode, and the MCMGs hit the double stomp/neckbreaker combo again...and Storm kicks out! They go for it again...and this time it's a neckbreaker/top rope splash combo, and Shelley blocks Roode as Sabin covers Storm and finally that's enough to get the MCMGs the win. What a match!

Winners: Motor City Machine Guns

I'll say it right now, this is TNA Match Of The Year so far. Just unbelievable.

Still to come: Hulk Hogan's big announcement, and up next: Rob Van Dam defends the TNA World Title against Abyss in a Stairway To Janice Match!

Stairway To Janice Match for the TNA World Title: Rob Van Dam vs Abyss

And in case you weren't already aware, Eric Bischoff is the special referee for this match. Janice is hanging above the ring, and Abyss grabs the ladder and slides it into the ring as he makes his entrance and tries to climb up and grab Janice before RVD makes his entrance, so RVD comes running out and springboards off the top rope and kicks the ladder out from under Abyss. He climbs up and does a ten punch count in the corner, then hits a spinkick to wipe Abyss out. He folds up the ladder and rams it into the midsection of Abyss, then does it a second time. RVD with another spinkick and then he bulldogs Abyss onto the ladder and follows that up with Rolling Thunder, but Abyss moves and RVD crashes down onto the ladder. Oh, and wouldn't you know it, we have to take another commercial break as Abyss grabs the ladder from the floor and RVD baseball slides it into his chest.

We're back and Abyss has a ladder balanced between the ring apron and guardrail, and he and RVD are battling on the apron. Abyss goozles RVD, but RVD fights his way out and kicks him in the face, so Abyss clotheslines him over the top back into the ring. Abyss follows him in and grabs a second ladder, which he now rams into RVD's midsection as RVD did to him earlier on, then does it a second time. Abyss balances the ladder in front of RVD in the corner and goes for a charge, but RVD tosses the ladder into Abyss' face as he comes running in, then rams the ladder into Abyss in the corner and sets it up as a ramp, running up it to kick Abyss in the face, and then puts Abyss on top of the ladder and moonsaults onto him. RVD sets up the ladder in the corner and goes for a monkey flip on Abyss, but you knew that wasn't going to work, and Abyss powerbombs him out of the corner. Abyss sets up the ladder in the middle of the ring and tries to climb, but takes too long and RVD climbs up the other side and they go toe to toe on the top of the ladder. Abyss goozles RVD and chokeslams him off the ladder, but loses his balance and he tumbles to the mat as well. Abyss closes the ladder again and goes to the floor, and we get replays while Abyss takes a moment to pull a bag out from under the ring, and tonight it contains...wait for it...thumbtacks! OOOOH, and it has glass in it, too! Abyss puts RVD up top and goes for a superplex, but RVD sunset flips off the top and Abyss goes crashing down ass-first on the goodies. Looks like RVD might have gotten slightly stuck, too. RVD comes off the ropes but runs right into a boot from Abyss, who goes back under the ring, and behind door #2 is...a barbed wire board! he slides that into the ring and sets it up in the corner and tries to whip RVD into it, but RVD puts on the breaks, so Abyss charges him, RVD moves, and Abyss goes running facefirst into the board. Abyss sticks to it, so RVD comes off the top and jumpkicks the board into the face of Abyss, who goes down with the board on top of him. RVD, ever the innovator, comes off the ropes and hits Rolling Thunder onto the board on top of Abyss. Yeargh. RVD sets up the ladder and goes up, but Abyss tips the ladder over, causing RVD to fall down, catch himself on the top rope, and then crash facefirst into the ladder. That looked really, really nasty. Abyss sets up the ladder and goes up...and he gets Janice. We see Dixie Carter and Terry Taylor standing in the crowd looking very concerned. Abyss shoves the ladder out of the way and goes to the floor and tosses RVD back in...right into the glass and thumbtacks. What a sadist. Abyss pounds him down in the corner and grabs Janice, and he does the YOU at RVD and swings at him, but RVD moves and Abyss sticks Janice in the top turnbuckle. While Abyss is busy trying to free her, RVD goes to the floor and grabs a chair, which he uses to massage the back of Abyss, and then tosses it to Abyss and hits the Van Daminator. Abyss is down in the corner, so he puts the barbed wire board on top of him, grabs a chair, and hits a coast to coast Van Terminator with a chair, into the board, into Abyss, and Dixie Carter is standing ringside applauding! She's not supposed to do that! RVD goes up top and hits the Five Star Notebook Splash and covers for the hard fought win.

Winner: Rob Van Dam

Ye gads, that was really brutal and really awesome all at the same time. Bischoff played no part whatsoever and was completely unnecessary to this match. RVD sets up the ladder in the middle of the ring and climbs up to celebrate and hold up the title to the crowd. Oh wait, Hulk Hogan's music hits and here he comes to deliver his surprise...after this commercial break!

Okay, we're back and Hogan is in the ring with RVD, and he says that everyone knows there's a reason RVD is the leader of TNA, and says he's never seen a champion like RVD, and he's going to take the company all the way to the top. When he saw RVD take on Sabu, who Hogan considers the most dangerous man in the business, it made Hogan realize he has all the bases covered, and that's why TNA is the #1 company in the wrestling business today. He says Hardcore Justice made TNA raise the bar, and he has to thank Dixie Carter for taking him somewhere he's never been before. When he saw RVD in the ring with all the great athletes of EV2.0 and they taught him what hardcore was all about, his level of respect went to the top for RVD and his band of gypsies. Okay. With all that being said, Dixie Carter invited all of EV2.0 here to watch RVD's match, and right now, Hogan would like to invite them all out to the ring. They come out led by a suit-clad Tommy Dreamer, along with Stevie Richards, Team 3D, Sabu and Fonzie, the FBI, Mick Foley, and Rhino. Hogan said that when he came to TNA, he was looking for that higher ground where even Hogan has never been before, and he says that Tommy Dreamer and his band of misfits brought TNA there, and he's going to bow down and give them his ring, and he hands the mic to Dreamer and leaves. Dreamer says that they raised the bar on Sunday, and tonight, the MCMGs, Beer Money, RVD and Abyss showed that the bar was raised even more. Dreamer said that to keep the ball rolling, he'd like to thank Dixie Carter again, and to his friends in EV2.0, it was an honor to do it one last time and thanks them for the show they put on, and for Sunday night at Hardcore Justice, Dreamer wants to thank the fans. RVD kisses him on the cheek for added effect...but wait, the lights go out and when they come back up...Foley's down in the ring and Fortune and Matt Morgan lay out the ECW guys! Raven runs out to try and help, but James Storm cracks him in the head with a beer bottle. The Sandman comes out of the crowd and stops to play to the fans, and AJ Styles attacks him from behind as Storm gouges Raven's head open with a shard from the bottle. Abyss comes back out and drags RVD to the floor and tosses him into the crowd. Ric Flair comes strolling out of the back with a big smile on his face as we go backstage to a shot of Abyss, blood-covered Janice in hand, stands over Rob Van Dam, who is COVERED with blood. Flair goes over to Dixie in the crowd and yells that she brought this on herself and tries to go after he. We see shots of blood covered ECW originals as we go off the air.

That. Was. Awesome. Amazing show, 'nuff said. See you next week.

2010 - WWE broadcast WWE Superstars on WGN.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We start off this week’s show with the Raw brand and your announcers are Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler.

Match Number One: The Usos with Tamina versus Yoshi Tatsu and Goldust

Goldust and Jimmy start things off and Goldust with a side head lock and shoulder tackle for a near fall. Goldust with an arm drag into an arm bar and he tags in Yoshi. Yoshi with a chop from the turnbuckles to the arm followed by more chops. Yoshi gets a near fall. He continues the attack with an arm drag into an arm bar and then he tags Goldust back in. Goldust with punches to Jimmy and Jimmy with a forearm as he tags in Jey. Goldust with an arm drag to Jey. Yoshi tags back in and Goldust with a reverse atomic drop followed by a leaping spin kick by Yoshi for a near fall. Goldust tags back in and hits the drop down uppercut. Goldust with an arm bar. Goldust with knees to the arm as he works over Jey. Jey with punches to Goldust but Goldust with the leaping butt bump and a clothesline that sends Jey over the top rope to the floor. Jimmy tries to interfere but Goldust throws him over the top rope to the floor as we go to commercial.

We are back and Jey has Yoshi in a reverse chin lock. We see footage from the break when Yoshi was sent into the ringside barrier. Yoshi with a chop but Jey stops Yoshi. Jimmy tags back in and they hit a double back elbow followed by a double elbow drop for a near fall. Jimmy with punches to Yoshi and he gets another near fall. Jimmy with a reverse chin lock. Jimmy with a knee and he tries for a sunset flip but Yoshi rolls through and kicks Jimmy. Yoshi falls inches from his corner but he is able to make the tag to Goldust. Goldust with clotheslines to Jey followed by another drop down uppercut and reverse atomic drop and bulldog. Goldust goes to the corner and he punches Jey. Goldust with a power slam for a near fall. Jey breaks up the cover and Yoshi with a drop kick but he misses a pescado. Jey misses a superkick but Goldust sets for the Curtain Call but Tamina gets on the apron and Jey hits the super kick. Jimmy tags in and hits the splash from the top turnbuckle for the three count.

Winners: The Usos

We take a look back at this week’s NXT and the most recent elimination.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Did You Know that WWE Television is watched by more than 15 million people in the US each week.

It is time for the Smackdown half of the show and your announcers are Matt Striker and Todd Grisham.

Match Number Two: Chris Masters versus Chavo Guerrero

They lock up and Masters backs Chavo into the corner and he gives a clean break. Masters then does the Pectacular and Chavo tries to punch Masters but Masters tries to get Chavo into the Master Lock but Chavo gets to the floor. Chavo with a kick to Masters but Masters with a clothesline and kick followed by a suplex and elbow drop for a near fall. Chavo with a kick and drop kick to the knee followed by punches in the corner. Chavo chokes Masters with his boot after the referee warns him. Chavo with a Latino uppercut and punches as the referee warns him one more time. Masters with chops and kicks to Chavo. Chavo tries for a cross body but Masters catches him and hits a fallaway slam. Chavo rolls to the floor.

Masters goes after Chavo and sends him into the ringside barrier. They return to the ring but Chavo with a drop kick that knocks Masters off the apron. Chavo waits for Masters to get up and he hits a senton splash from the apron and we go to commercial.

We are back and Chavo with a reverse chin lock and he stomps on Masters’s shoulder. Chavo with a slingshot senton from the apron and he gets a near fall. Chavo with a forearm to the back followed by forearms. Masters with a punch and then we see Masters take control but Chavo tries for a crucifix but Masters holds on and turns it into a Samoan drop. Chavo sends Masters into the turnbuckles and then he chokes Masters with his boots in the corner. Chavo with an arm bar in the ropes and the referee warns him one more time. Chavo with a Latino uppercut but Masters with a chop. Chavo with a snap mare and body scissors. Masters is able to get a mount on Chavo and he punches Chavo and then catapults him into the turnbuckles. Masters with punches and chops. Chavo with a kick but Masters with a reverse atomic drop. Masters with clotheslines followed by a spinebuster.

Masters waits for Chavo to get up for the Master Lock but Chavo with a kick and he hits one of the Three Amigos. Masters counters with a jackhammer and he gets a near fall. Masters with a chop but Chavo with a kick. Masters with forearms and he puts Chavo on the turnbuckles. Masters with a chop but Chavo with forearms. Masters goes for a superplex but Chavo holds on to the ropes. Chavo drops Masters on the top rope as he goes to the floor. Chavo goes up top and he hits the frog splash for the three count.

Winner: Chavo Guerrero

We go to commercial and it is time to take a look at the situation between John Cena and Nexus.

We run through the card for SummerSlam.

Match Number Three: Michelle McCool with Layla and Kaval versus Kelly Kelly

They lock up and Michelle with a fireman’s carry for a near fall. Michelle with a hammer lock and Kelly tries to reverse and Kelly with a flying mare and drop toe hold and shoulder tackle. Kelly sends Michelle to the mat and slams her head into the mat. Michelle sends Kelly into the turnbuckles and then Michelle works on the arm. Michelle with a hammer lock and then Michelle sends Kelly to the mat. Michelle with kicks to the back as she waits to attack Kelly. Michelle uses the ropes to work on the arm and the referee warns her. Michelle returns to the hammer lock but Kelly with a cross body for a near fall. Michelle uses Kelly’s head to help her do push ups and then she gets a near fall. Michelle continues to work on the wrist. Kelly with knees to try to get out of the hold but it is not enough. Michelle with a kick to the shoulder while the referee checks on Kelly.

Michelle with another kick to the shoulder while Layla shows her approval. Kelly with a kick and Thesz Press and slams Michelle’s head to the mat. Kelly with a clothesline or two followed by a kick. Kelly with a head scissors take down but she misses a charge into the corner. Kelly with a knee and she tries for the victory roll but Michelle drops her on the mat. Michelle with the McCool Clash for the three count.

Winner: Michelle McCool

After the match, Michelle and Layla hold up their multi-piece Women’s title belt over their heads.

2011 - Juggalo Championship Wrestling held their Legends and Icons iPPV.  David Tees filed the following report:

We are live to tape from the 2011 Gathering Of The Juggalo’s in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois and this event has a ton of wrestling’s greatest stars on the card…so let’s get to the action!!!

The JCW MC is pumping up the crowd by going over tonight’s card and then he introduces Mick Foley as his color commentary partner tonight. I should mention that the steel cage has been set up, so it appears that Tito Santana and Greg Valentine will kick off the event. Mick Foley talks about the events unique atmosphere and he demands the fans chant “Cactus Sack” for a little while. Mick Foley then talks about all the legendary wrestlers that are backstage and they throw it backstage to Bill Apter.

Bill Apter is backstage and he’s got Tito Santana with him, Tito Santana says that he will neer forget that Greg Valentine was responsible for his surgery and destroying the WWE Intercontinental Title.

Steel Cage Match: Tito Santana vs. Greg “The Hammer” Valentine

The match kicks off with Valentine immediately attacking Santana with forearm smashes, Valentine tries to smash Santana’s head into the cage and fails. They battle back and forth until Santana starts ramming Valentine’s head into the cage wall, Santana then rakes the head of Valentine on the cage. Santana continues punishing Valentine with punches and stomps, Valentine is cut open and he regains the advantage by chopping Santana in the corner. Valentine goes for the figure four leg lock on Santana and he gets shoved away, Santana and Valentine exchange some more punches until Santana gets the edge. Santana then stomps Valentine directly in the testicles, Valentine then counters a Santana figure four attempt into a small package for a two count. Valentine then cradles Santana with his feet on the ropes for a three count.

Winner: Greg “The Hammer” Valentine

After the match, Greg Valentine gave Tito Santana the PWI “Most Hated Wrestler” award plaque and Tito Santana smashes it.

Not a bad match at all, but I find it interesting that the steel cage match kicked off the IPPV event.

The JCW ring crew is taking down the cage while shots of the crowd are shown along with Mick Foley talking about the legends appearing tonight. Mick Foley says that it took him thirteen hours to get to the event and he also plugs the “Countdown To Lockdown” book.

Bill Apter is backstage with The Headbangers, who announces that they are in the battle royal and they will both win in tonight.

Battle Royal

Order Of Entry: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan,Headbanger Mosh,“Rugged” Ronnie Garvin, Headbanger Thrasher, Carlito, "Superfly” Jimmy Snuka, “Mr. USA” Tony Atlas, Big Daddy V, “The Submissionary” Rob Conway, Zach Gowen, Doink The Clown, U-Gene, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, Disco Inferno, Rikishi.

Order Of Elimination: Ronnie Garvin by Jim Duggan, Headbanger Mosh by Jim Duggan, Jim Duggan by Big Daddy V, Headbanger Thrasher by Big Daddy V, Tony Atlas by Big Daddy V, Carlito by Himself, Jimmy Snuka by Zach Gowen, Doink The Clown by Big Daddy V, U-Gene by Zach Gowen, Brutus Beefcake by Big Daddy V, Rikishi by Big Daddy V, Rob Conway by Big Daddy V, Disco Inferno by Big Daddy V, Big Daddy V by Zach Gowen

Winner: Zach Gowen.

After the match, Zach Gowen was given a plaque for his victory.

This match was just awful, the ending sequence with Big Daddy V and Zach Gowen was botched three times until Big Daddy V just tossed himself out of the ring…Gail Kim style!!!! Mick Foley shined here by spontaneously grabbing eliminated wrestlers for interviews as the match was happening.

Bill Apter interviews The Rock N’ Roll Express backstage, they say that their feud with The Midnight Express will never die.

 

This match begins with all four competitors in an all-out brawl, Gibson and Morton then hit Condrey with a double drop kick and the three count follows.

Winners: The Rock N’ Roll Express

This was a big letdown as the entire match lasted under a minute total.

Bill Apter interviews Terry Funk, who said that he is ready for Roddy Piper tonight and that Roddy Piper is nothing but cat poop. Terry Funk then says Roddy Piper’s mother was a hoar and father was an idiot, thus they bread a friggin’ idiot.

Philly Madness Match: Raven vs. Balls Mahoney vs. Shane Douglas vs. Sabu vs. 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Al Snow with Head vs. Rhino

The match begins with Douglas trying to get a quick roll up on Sabu, Snow and Douglas exchange punches until Sabu returns with a table. Sabu then hits Douglas and Snow with a double springboard elbow, Sabu and Scorpio then double team Rhino. Mahoney gets tagged in and he takes out Scorpio with his signature jabs, Rhino goes for the gore and he is tripped up by Sabu. Scorpio then hits Mahoney with a 450 splash, Douglas then takes out Scorpio with a belly to belly suplex. Raven then hits Douglas with an even flow DDT, Snow then clobbers everybody with head shots with head. Sabu then tries to put Snow through a table and he goes through himself, Rhino then gores Snow to get the three count.

Winner: Rhino

This match wasn’t that bad at all, but there were way too many competitors in the match to make anything worthwhile.

Bob Backlund vs. Ken Patera

This match begins with both men shaking each other’s hands, Patera then powers Backlund into the turnbuckles. Backlund then uses his speed the duck under Patera’s lock up attempts, Backlund then teases Patera by rubbing his hair while applying a head lock. The wrestlers have a test of strength that is won by Patera, Backlund eventually rolls free to escape Patera’s strength. Patera then catches Backlund and locks him in the dreaded bear hug, Backlund breaks free by using a head butt and both men are dazed. Patera quickly locks in another bear hug on Backlund, Backlund escapes the second one by lifting Patera off the ground. Patera then locks in the full nelson on Backlund, Backlund escapes and eats an elbow strike from Patera. Backlund then catches Patera with a roll up from out of nowhere for the three count.

Winner: Bob Backlund

Bob Backlund looks amazing for his age and he performed well against Ken Patera, who applied a few decent power holds on Backlund.

Memphis Madness Match: “Dirty” Dutch Mantell vs. “The Birdman” Koko B. Ware vs. Brickhouse Brown vs. “Dangerous” Doug Gilbert vs. “The Universal Heartthrob” Austin Idol

The Madness kicks off with all the competitors attacking a posing Idol, Brown and Mantell then toss Idol out of the ring. Ware then starts working Gilbert over with punches in the corner, Mantell and Ware then start double teaming Idol. Brown and Gilbert are then brawling in the opposite corner, Ware and Mantell then start fighting each other outside of the ring. Idol then knocks Brown out of the ring, Idol then locks Gilbert in the figure four and Mantell breaks it up. Mantell then accidentally hits Gilbert with the cowboy whip, Idol then rolls up Mantell for the three count.

Winner: Austin Idol

This match was short and pretty decent, Mick Foley seemed genuinely shocked that Brickhouse Brown was in attendance.

Tracy Smothers w/Isabella Smothers vs. “Wildfire” Tommy Rich

This battle kicks off with Smothers and Rich exchanging some punches, Rich then catches Smothers with a running knee lift. Isabella Smothers tripped up Rich and Smothers pinned him with his feet on the ropes to earn a victory.

Winner: Tracy Smothers w/Isabella Smother

This was absolutely terrible, that’s all that can really be said about this one.

Special Guest Referee: Vampiro - The New Age Outlaws (The Road Dog & Billy Gunn) vs. The Wolfpack (Kevin Nash & X-Pac) with Scott Hall

This tag team match starts off with Nash immediately hitting Road Dog with a series of knee lifts and elbow strikes, Road Dog recovers to hit Nash and X-Pac with his patented jabs. Gunn and X-Pac tag in to get involved in the action, Gunn and X-Pac quickly get into a shoving contest with each other. Gunn then locks in X-Pac into a head lock, X-Pac recovers to hit Gunn with chops and a spinning heel kick. X-Pac also hits an interfering Road Dog with a spinning heel kick, X-Pac then hits Road Dog with a bronco buster before getting clothes lined by Gunn.

Road Dog then takes the opportunity to choke X-Pac on the middle rope, Road Dog then puts X-Pac in a chin lock. X-Pac eventually breaks free of the hold and Road Dog instead hits him with a knee drop, Vampiro then slow counts Road Dog. X-Pac then hits both of The New Age Outlaws with a double clothes line, Nash gets tagged in and he cleans house on his opponents.

Nash then nails Gunn with a choke slam, Road Dog then breaks up a pin attempt and he eats a spin kick from the referee. Vampiro then puts Nash back on top of Gunn for a quick three count.

Winners: The Wolfpack w/Scott Hall

After the match, Vampiro reveals himself to be aligned with The Wolfpack.

This was easily the best match of the night, but still a subpar match at best.

Terry Funk vs. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper w/”Cowboy” Bob Orton

The match begins with Funk grabbing a microphone. He bashes Piper's acting ability and his family, Piper responds by telling Funk that he screwed Funk’s mother. Piper and Orton then start double teaming Funk, Piper then starts whipping Funk with his belt on the arena floor. Piper then starts choking Funk with the belt while punching him, they go back into the ring where Funk nails Piper with a few punches.

Funk then locks Piper in the sleeper hold and Orton breaks it up by hitting Funk with the cast, Piper and Orton resume the double teaming on Funk. Mick Foley then leaves the announce position and he helps Funk. Orton and Foley are brawling in the corner. Funk then regains the advantage on Piper in the other corner, Orton then goes to work on Funk and Piper battles Foley. Orton then brings Foley outside the ring and throws him into the ring post, Piper then helps Orton pin Funk for the win.

Winners: Roddy Piper & Bob Orton Jr.

After the match, Mick Foley talks about how great the fans were and that he will be back at next year’s Gathering Of The Juggalo’s.

This match was fun while it lasted and it was cool seeing all four legends in the ring.

Well that is it from the Gathering Of The Juggalos folks!

2012 - TNA held their 2012 Hardcore Justice PPV.  Mike Johnson filed the following PPV report:

Welcome to PWInsider.com's live, ongoing coverage of TNA Hardcore Justice 2012! We started out with some pyro and then Mike Tenay and Taz welcomed everyone as they ran down the lineup for the show.  Between this and the excellent pre-game show, this had a very realistic sports feel to the Bound for Glory Series.

Gunner and Kid Kash vs. Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez

Kash and Gunner attacked Chavo and Hernandez before the bell and worked them over, tossing Hernandez out and double teaming Chavo.  The crowd began chanting for Chavo, who dropkicked Kash out of the ring and nailed Gunner with the Three Amigos.

Guerrero was cut off.  Kash and Gunner worked him over with chops in the corner.  Gunner covered him for a one count.  Kash and Gunner took turns tagging in and out and beating down Guerrero.  I like them as a bitter heel tag team.   They even pulled out the old Midnight Express fake tag to fool the referee.

The crowd continued to chant for Guerrero but he was nailed with a double slingshot suplex for a near fall.   Guerrero fired back with a series of punches and they exchanged shots,  Kash sent him into the ropes but Chavo nailed a head scissors.  He celebrated but was nailed with a high/low before he could make a tag.

Gunner and Kash sent Chavo into the ropes.  Kash went down and Gunner drilled Chavo with a clothesline as he ran over Kash.  Gunner cinched in a side chinlock but Guerrero fired back.  Gunner cut him off with a high backdrop.   Kash raked his fingernails over Chavo's chest and then tied him up, scissoring his arms with his own legs.

Chavo was beaten in the corner with a series of shots by Gunner.  He and Kash continued to work him over getting heat on him.  Guerrero nailed a series of rights but was nailed and knocked right back into Kash's corner.  Guerrero nailed a right but Gunner drilled him with an axehandle from behind.  The story is that every time Guerrero fires back, he gets double-teamed.

Kash locked in a Camel Clutch but Guerrero escaped and rose to his feet, dropping back with an Electric Chair.  Guerrero crawled for the tag but Kash pulled him back and tagged Gunner, who stomped the hell out of Chavo.

Kash tagged in, measured and kicked Guerrero hard in the mid-section.  Guerrero fired back with an uppercut but missed a dropkick.   Kash went for a catapult but something didn't really work out and Chavo instead jumped up to the ropes and went for a moonsault.  He made the hot tag to Hernandez.

Hernandez cleaned house on Kash, drilling him with a big shoulderblock.  Gunner missed a clothesline and ate one as well.  Hernandez hit a big Beal on Kash, then nailed a running splash into the corner.  He lifted up Kash for an inverted power bomb and drilled him.  Gunner broke up the pinfall but was nailed with a big clothesline by Hernandez.

Hernandez nailed a big dive over the top onto Gunner.  That never fails to be insanely impressive.  Hernandez came back in with a slingshot shoulderblock into the ring on Kash.  Guerrero came off the top with a frog splash for the pin.

Your winners, Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez!

Really solid opening match.  Guerrero worked the hardest and with the most intensity he's worked in years.  Kash and Guerrero were great in the ring together  Kash and Gunner were a great team.  Saving Hernandez for the hot tag and all the crazy big dives at the end was great.  Really well laid out tag to kick off the show.

Bound for Glory Series: Falls Count Anywhere - Rob Van Dam vs. Pope D'Angelo Dinero vs. Magnus vs. Mr. Anderson.

Dinero didn't come out when his music hit.  They went backstage and Aces and Eights were beating him backstage.  They slammed his shoulder with a fence door backstage and stomped his sunglasses.    RVD, the compassionate guy he is, tried to have the referee raise his hand.  That was funny.

Anderson took the mic and said it appears it's now a Three-Man match and he didn't care because it meant there was one less bitch he had to worry about. 

The crowd was solidly behind RVD when the bell rang.  RVD posed to the crowd on the buckles, so Magnus nailed him and RVD fell to the floor.  Anderson and Magnus battled back and forth in the ring.  Anderson kicked him in the head but Magnus came back with a running clothesline.  RVD returned and nailed both with kicks.  He nailed a monkey flip on Magnus, who almost landed on Anderson by accident.  RVD then nailed a spinning legdrop on Anderson.

They went outside, where RVD dropped Magnus onto the railing.  He set up for the corkscrew guillotine legdrop but Anderson nailed him from behind, sending RVD into the railing.  Anderson and Magnus battled around ringside.  Magnus was run into the apron and then slammed into the ring steps for a two count by Anderson.

Anderson continued beating him around ringside but a whip was reversed and Anderson ate the stairs.  Magnus grabbed a steel chair and measured Anderson, who ducked.  He kicked Magnus and then drilled him and went for a DDT on the chair but Magnus slammed him backwards onto the chair.

Anderson and Magnus brawled towards the entrance stage.     Magnus dropped Anderson on the railing but RVD returned and flung a chair hard to the back of Magnus' head.  He then nailed a corkscrew guillotine legdrop on Anderson.

Magnus returned to nail RVD, then mocked his trademark mannerisms.  He locked in a Boston Crab on the entrance ramp but Anderson nailed him from behind with a charging shot.  Anderson dragged Magnus into the ring.  They fired back and forth with strikes.  They drilled each other with a double clothesline.

RVD returned and ascended to the top for a Five Star Frog Splash but Anderson nailed him.  They teased a Tower of Doom spot with all three but Anderson nailed Magnus and dumped him to the floor.  RVD worked over Anderson, who fell into the ring.  RVD nailed the Frog Splash but Magnus pulled him out of the ring at two.

Magnus suplexed RVD on the ramp and returned to the ring to pick the bones.  Magnus tried to grab a chair from ringside but a fan wouldn't give it up.  RVD was bleeding on the apron.  Magnus finally got a chair and met RVD on the stage, where he had crawled.  Magnus was shoved away.  He stopped himself from going off the side.  RVD threw the chair at him and nailed the Van Daminator for the pin.

Your winner, with 20 points won, RVD!

A decent Falls Count Anywhere match where everyone worked hard.  Taking out Dinero was addition by subtraction.  Magnus really looked good here.  Using the stipulation as cover for RVD using the chair added a nice dimension.  They set up the RVD spots nicely.  Solid.

Jeremy Borash said there was an uneasy feeling backstage.  Security did an entire sweep of the building but could not find Aces & Eights.  Madison Rayne was his guest.  She said that she's been Knockouts champion three times and Tag champion twice, so she doesn't need Earl Hebner's help to win.  But, then she waved to Earl and smiled to him as a special message.

TNA TV champion Devon vs. Kazarian.

Devon used the ropes to slingshot Kazarian into the ring and worked him over in the corner.  He hiptossed Kazarian and nailed a shoulderblock.  He whipped Kazarian hard into the corner and Kaz bumped over the top to the floor.

Devon caught up with him on the floor and nailed him with a fan's drink.  Kazarian tried to scamper away but was nailed with another drink.   He went to whip Kazarian into the steps but Kazarian jumped on it, nearly slipped but recovered and went for a bodypress off of it to the floor.  Devon caught him and slammed Kaz on the floor.

Back in the ring, Kazarian backed off but was nailed with a hard clothesline.  Kazarian raked his eyes and drilled him over the ropes throat-first.  He nailed a series of rights down on the mat.  Kazarian draped him over the middle rope and stoood over Devon's back.  Kazarian covered Devon for a series of near falls.  The crowd rallied Devon.

Devon went for a clothesline but Kazarian ducked and nailed a back elbow after using the ropes for a springboard.  He drilled Devon between the shoulder blades with a kick and launched in a chinlock.  Devon fought his way out with elbows to the mid-section but was caught with a dropkick for a two count.

Kazarian began slapping and trash talking Devon.  He kicked and punched the champion.  Kaz worked him over in the corner.  Devon fired back with punches to the head and mid-section.  Devon speared Kazarian who ended up landing on his head and staying there from the momentum.

Devon fired up and nailed a series of clotheslines.  Devon nailed a big shoulderblock and a hangman's neckbreaker.  Devon leapt up for a diving headbutt and nailed a running splash in the corner.  He clotheslined Kazarian for a two count.

Kazarian missed a charge in the corner.  Devon pulled him off the buckles with a great looking neckbreaker for a two count.  That was a cool spot.  Kazarian grabbed him with a crucifix for a two count.  Kazarian went for the Fade to Black but Devon rolled through and nailed a spinebuster for a three count.

Your winner and still TNA TV champion, Devon!

Another solid back and forth competitive bout.  Good stuff so far from the undercard.

TNA Knockouts champion Miss Tessmacher vs. Madison Rayne.

Obviously, Earl Hebner is the referee.

They locked up and broke free.  They locked up again and broke clean again.  Tessmacher scored several quick near falls.  Rayne rolled out of the ring to break her momentum after an attempted backslide.

Rayne returned to the apron and shoulderblocked Tessmacher through the ropes.  She worked her over and scored a two count.  Rayne ran Tessmacher into the top turnbuckle and used her boot to choke her.  Rayne flung the champion across the ring by her hair.

Rayne drilled her with a series of forearms to the chest but Tessmacher came back with a quick flurry of offense.  Rayne cut her off with a kick and nailed a Northern Lights suplex with a bridge for a two count.  Somewhere, Hiro Hase is smiling.  Rayne used her legs to scissor stomp Tessmacher's face into the mat.

Rayne covered Tessmacher for a two count but was upset when Hebner only counted two.  Tessmacher kicked her in the face and came back with a series of right hands.  She gets shoved into the buckles.  Rayne charges the corner but was nailed with a Faceplant.  Tessmacher came off the top with an elbow but hurt her elbow.

She covered Rayne, who put her foot across the rope.  Tessmacher argued with Earl.  Rayne rolled her up and used the ropes for the pinfall.

Your winner and new TNA Knockouts champion, Madison Rayne!

Hebner raised Rayne's hand even AFTER they showed the replay on the screens.  That was dopey.  The match itself was kind of there. Tessmacher really tries hard every time and Rayne has a good grasp on her persona but this wasn't much.

Jeremy Borash interviewed Bully Ray.  Ray kept his back against the wall because he didn't want anyone attacking him from behind.  He said that he normally wouldn't care about the Pope but Aces and Eights laid him out and they were gunning for Bully.  He said that he is a tough guy but when there are four to Lord knows how many guys trying to take you out.  He told them that if they wanted him, they could find him in the ring putting people through tables.  He promised he was going to win tonight, then go on to Bound for Glory and win the TNA title.

Bound for Glory Series: Tables Match - Bully Ray vs. James Storm vs. Robbie E. vs. Jeff Hardy

There are tables set up around the ring.  Ray came out worried for his safety.  Robbie E told his opponents that no one cared about them and put himself over, which led to everyone beating him down and tossing him over the top to the floor.

Ray clotheslined Hardy and Storm, then began picking them apart.   Ray then apologized to E, saying that they were from NYC and NJ so they needed to work together.  He asked Robbie to grab a table as he kept Storm and Hardy at bay.  E slid a table into the ring but when he went to return, Ray wiped him out.  That was pretty funny.

Ray set up a table and grabbed Storm but Hardy nailed him and they doubled on him and went for a double suplex.  E pulled the table out of the way but not enough as Bully took out the corner of it.  Ooops!  The referees are saying no and that it couldn't count.  What else are they going to say?

E. began kicking away at everyone and drilled Storm with a right hand.  E whipped Hardy into the ropes and nailed a running back elbow.  The referees pulled the table out of the ring.   E. pulled another table in and nailed Ray, who was on the apron recovering.  Ray was sent to the floor.  E nailed Storm, then measured Hardy with a few punches.  He placed Hardy on the table.

E. went to the middle rope and began fistpumping.  Storm nailed him and chopped away on E, who was now straddling the top turnbuckle.    Storm attempted a superplex.  Hardy slipped under and they did a Tower of Doom style superplex/powerbomb but Ray pulled the table out of the way.

Ray set up a table in the ring and tried to backdrop Hardy through it but Storm pulled the table out of the way.  Storm worked over E.  E reversed a whip and tried to send Storm through the table, now set up in the corner but Hardy nailed Storm to stop him and attacked E, sending him to the floor.  Hardy set up a table on the floor outside, slammed E into the apron face-first and placed him on the table.

Hardy went to the top but Robbie T. came out.  Hardy hit a bodypress off the top onto T.   E. nailed Hardy and whipped him into the guard rail.   E nailed Hardy with a right hand and place him on the table on the floor.  E went off the apron with an elbow but Hardy rolled out of the way.  E crashed through the table.  The referee ruled that the match wasn't over because no one put him through the table.

Ray nailed Hardy into the ring steps, then returned to the ring and attacked Storm.  Storm was backdropped over the ropes but landed on the floor  He nailed Ray but was cut off.  Ray went for a lariat and drilled Storm.  He set up Storm for a charge into the table but Aces and Eights surrounded the ring.  Storm superkicked Ray.  Aces and Eights gave Storm the thumbs up while he looked on dumbfounded.

Hardy nailed Storm in the corner and drilled him with a leaping kick into the buckles.  Aces and Eights walked out.  Where was security to throw them out?  Or all the other people who they attacked the last month or so?

Storm and Hardy battled back and forth.  Hardy came off the buckles with a twisting moonsault.  They battled back and forth with punches.  Hardy nailed a Twist of Fate.  He placed Storm on the table.  Aces and Eights came back to ringside to distract Hardy.  He told them to hit the ring.  Storm nailed him with a superkick.

Storm went for the Whirlybird into the table but Ray kicked him in the face and dumped Storm to the outside.  He grabbed Hardy and powerbombed him through the table.

Your winner, gaining 20 points, Bully Ray!

They had a good match and told a good story, building to the table spots.  They did a nice job building the mystery of the Storm-Aces connection and there was some good stuff here.  Another entertaining solid match.  The undercard was set up to be decent but not blowaway but in terms of pacing the show, it was good.

TNA X-Division champion Zema Ion vs. Kenny King

They locked up and Ion backed King into the corner.  King shoved him out and they locked up again.  They went back and forth.  Ion was grabbed in an armbar and used the ropes to free himself.  They went back and forth.  King leapfrogged Ion and used a drop toehold into a side headlock.

King slipped ouy of a reversal and used a series of moves for near falls.  King grabbed a side headlock and controlled Ion on the mat.   Ion backed him into the corner and nailed a kick into the mid-section.  King sent Ion hard into the ropes and kicked him to the floor.  King went for a dive but landed on the apron for a kick.  Ion pullled him to the floor and nailed him.  It came off a little contrived.

Ion nailed King and hit a flip dive over the top to the floor.  He barely grazed King.   King was tossed back into the ring and immediately nailed Ion with a right hand.  Ion cut him off with a series of punches and stomps.  Ion choked him against the ropes.  King fired back but was caught with a knee to the mid-section and doubled over.  Ion covered him for a two count.

Ion snapmared King over and tied up his arm with an armbar/chinlock combination.   Ion drilled him with a DDT for a two count.  Ion came off the ropes with a moonsault but King pulled his knees up.   Ion cut him off with a kick but was caught with an inverted atomic drop and a series of clothesline and elbows.  Ion was bleeding from the lip.

King suplexed Ion into the buckles.  He rolled to the floor, where King nailed a twisting dive over the ropes to the floor.  King deposited Ion back into the ring and nailed a springboard Blockbuster for a two count.

Ion went for a move but King landed on his feet.  Ion missed a charge in the corner and King turned it into a sunset flip to take over Ion, then locked in a single leg Boston Crab in the center of the ring, going for a submission.  Ion was able to break free, raking King's face.

King kicked off a charge but was nailed with an atomic drop.  Ion nailed a standing moonsault and dropped his knee across King's face.   The crowd chanted for King as Ion went to the top.  King cut him off and attempted a superplex.  He was shoved off but caught Ion with an enziguiri when he returned to the ring for a two count.

Ion grabbed his hairspray can but King nailed a cartwheel kick for a two count.   King charges him but was tossed into the buckles.  Ion nailed his finisher out of the corner and scored the pin.

Your winner and still X-Division champion, Kenny King!

Athletically, very good but this was more a collection of back and forth moves as opposed to them telling a story.  There were some spots that obviously didn't hit right as well.

Backstage, Jeremy Borash talked about the Ladder Match and brought in Samoa Joe.   Joe said he was ready because tonight he seals his place in the final four in the Bound for Glory series.  He said he's coming closer to achieving his goal of regaining his World championship.  He said he wasn't scared like everyone else because Aces and Eights mess with him, he goes to war until they aren't here anymore.  He promised to win the ladder match and get his 20 points.

 

Backstage, Jeremy Borash talked about the Ladder Match and brought in Samoa Joe.   Joe said he was ready because tonight he seals his place in the final four in the Bound for Glory series.  He said he's coming closer to achieving his goal of regaining his World championship.  He said he wasn't scared like everyone else because Aces and Eights mess with him, he goes to war until they aren't here anymore.  He promised to win the ladder match and get his 20 points.

Bound for Glory Series - Ladder Match: Christopher Daniels vs. Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles vs. Kurt Angle

Styles went right after Daniels and worked him over in the corner as the others watched.  Angle told him to back off, then began stomping the hell out of him.  Joe joined in with some stiff kicks and Daniels began pinballing around.

Joe whipped Daniels into the corner.  Daniels tried to go for a moonsault but Joe walked off.  Joe nailed an atomic drop and nailed a back senton splash.  Joe peppered AJ and Angle with punches, then nailed an enziguiri in the corner on Angle.  Joe went for the Facewash on Angle but Daniels grabbed his leg and pulled Joe to the outside.

Daniels dove off the top onto Joe, who caught him.  Styles then hit a dive over the top onto both and wiped them out.  Styles returned to the ring and began working over Angle.  He whipped Angle into the corner but was backdropped over the top to the apron.  Daniels, who had grabbed a ladder, slammed it into Styles' legs.

Daniels nailed Angle and tossed Joe into the ring.  Daniels used the ladder, driving it into Joe's mid-section in the corner.   He charged Joe, who grabbed him and nailed a Uranage onto the ladder.  Joe set up the ladder but before he could climb it, Styles returned.  Joe and AJ battled back and forth.  Styles nailed a dropkick low in the legs.

Angle returned to the fray and laid waste to Styles with a series of stomps.   Angle used a tilt-o-whirl backbreaker on Styles.  Daniels nailed Angle from behind and was tossed through the ropes to the floor.

Daniels set up a ladder and began climbing it to grab the envelope with the points but Joe returned to the ring and slammed Daniels from the ladder into the turnbuckles.   Joe nailed AJ and began climbing the ladder.  Angle shoved the ladder out from Joe, then nailed an overhead belly to belly suplex on Joe.  The crowd chanted "USA" in honor of the Olympics.

Angle set up a ladder but Styles attacked him.  Angle got the better of the exchange and choked Styles against the ropes.  Angle nailed a series of stomps.   AJ whipped Styles into the ropes, with Angle running under the ladder and Styles slammed it into his face as he rebounded.  Angle rolled out of the ring.

Joe returned to the ring but Styles nailed a Pele Kick.  Daniels, with a second ladder, hit the ring, but Styles cut him off and began beating him with punch after punch in the corner, finally getting some payback.   Joe returned to the ring but AJ grabbed him.  Joe dumped Styles over the top to the floor.  Joe nailed a tope into an forearm smash on the floor.

Joe went after Angle on the floor but was caught and nailed with an overhead belly to belly suplex.  Daniels nailed Angle.  Joe and AJ returned to the ring but Daniels worked them over.  The tide changed and Joe drilled AJ and Daniels with clotheslines, then nailed Angle off the apron.  Daniels was smashed into the corner, landing on the back of his head.

Styles went to the top but Joe cut him off and tried for the Muscle Buster.  Angle tried to grab Joe for a German suplex and Styles landed roughly on his neck and chest in a scary moment.  Daniels nailed Angle from behind with an STO.  Daniels went to the top of the ladder but was yanked off by Angle, who put him in an anklelock.  The announcers noted Angle couldn't win this way but could hurt Daniels.

Angle climbed up the ladder but Styles hit a springboard forearm, laying out Angle, who bumped into the ring.  Styles went to the top of the ladder but Daniels dumped the ladder over with Styles taking a bump over the top to the floor. 

Daniels went to the top of the ladder but Angle and Joe returned to the ring.  Joe and Angle took turns suplexing Daniels around, trying to outdo each other.   Joe and Angle, my favorite TNA rivalry ever, continued trashing Daniels, who took a series of nasty bumps.  Nothing but respect for that guy.  Angle finally nailed an Olympic Slam.

They set up a ladder and placed Daniels through the rungs on both sides.  Trapped, he was easy pickings for kicks.  Angle ducked under as Joe charged and Joe went over the top to the floor.  Daniels grabbed Angle, trying to hold Angle from climbing.  Joe returned with another ladder and climbed to the top.  He and Angle exchanged headbutts.  Angle went down.

Joe was about to grab the points when Styles hit a springboard leap to the ladder and grabbed them, literally from Joe's grasp as he crashed down to the mat.  Great finish!

Your winner, gaining 20 points, AJ Styles!

Joe stood on top of the ladder shocked before walking off.  Styles celebrated in the ring.

Really hard fought and hard worked match.  I loved the "can you top this" sequence with Joe and Angle.  This was four guys who are awesome at what they do just going nuts with some great spots and bumps.  Best thing on the show at this point and worth checking out.

Jeremy Borash interviewed Bobby Roode.  He asked if Roode was afraid of Austin Aries.  Roode said that he isn't afraid of anyone, especially Aries.  He said Aries' win was a fluke last month.   He said it was time for him to regain his title.  For the last year, he's been headlining on PPV and carrying TNA on his back.  Tonight, Aries' reign ends.  He promised to right the wrong" and walk into Bound for Glory as the World champion.

TNA champion Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode

Roode slapped Aries at the bell, so he spit a mouthful of water into his face.  They went into a hot opening where Aries went for the Last Chancery early but Roode escaped and went to the floor.  He returned but was caught and locked in it again.  Roode grabbed the ropes and scrambled to the floor, stalking around.

Roode finally returned to the ring, where Aries nailed him with a stiff dropkick in the corner.   Roode again went to the floor and tried to walk out towards the ramp.  He began walking out as Aries yelled that there are no rematches.  That made him change his mind.  He hit the ring and rolled back out, breaking the count but was then caught with a dive to the floor.  Aries followed up with another dive.

Aries pounded away on Roode.  He snapmared Roode and dropkicked him in the back of the neck.  Aries lit hs chest up with a stiff chop.  Aries went to the top for another dive but Roode ducked out of the way and Aries nailed the railing hard.

Roode drove Aries backwards into the apron and then whipped him into the railing upside down.   Roode began stomping the hell out of Aries after he was pulled back into the ring.  The crowd tried to rally Aries.  Roode picked up Aries for a suplex and dropped him across the top rope.  He then nailed a backdrop suplex and a kneedrop for a two count.

Roode locked in a gutwrench styles bearhug trying to wear down Aries and take away his air.   Aries fought to his feet and began drilling him with elbows.  Aries comes back with a sunset flip counter off the ropes for a two count.  Roode cut him off and elevated him into the air for a Gutbuster.

Roode continued working over Aries.   Aries tried to bridge back and scored a nearfall but Roode forced him back over.  Roode tied Aries to the tree of woe and continued working him over with kicks.  Roode went to pull him of but Aries turned it into a sit-down jawbreaker.

Aries fired back and nailed an inverted atomic drop.  He nailed a running clothesline, sending Roode to the floor.  Roode ran away from an attempted heat seeking missile tope but Roode dove off the buckles onto Roode and then nailed a running dropkick into the guard rails on the floor.  The crowd chanted for Aries.

Roode was tossed back into the ring and locked in the Last Chancery.   Roode used his fingers to rake the face of Aries and break the submission.   Aries was able to still grab a crossface, Roode's own finisher at points.  

Roode got out and reversed the hold.  Aries battled to the ropes but wasn't able to make it all the way.  He kept trying to pull himself over and finally made it.  No crowd reaction to the rope break at all.  The Aries chants started again.

Roode began drilling Aries with right hands and forearms.   Aries fired back with forearms and they went back and forth.  Aries was sent over the top to the apron.  He shoulderblocked Roode and came off the top with a missile dropkick.   Roode nailed a hard dropkick in the corner and went for the brainbuster.  Roode caught him with a spinebuster for a two count.

Roode placed Aries on the top turnbuckle for a superplex attempt but Aries held on and drilled Roode with a hard chop, sending Roode to the mat.  He went for a 450 splash but Roode pulled his knees up.  Roode went for a spear but Aries moved and referee Brian Heber got nailed instead.

Aries worked over Roode but was speared as Aries went for the discus clothesline.  Another referee hit the ring but Aries kicked up at the last second.  Roode went for the Perfectplex but Aries floated over and went for a move but the second ref was laid out.

Roode tried to roll him up but Aries rolled through and kicked Roode.  He nailed a brainbuster and referee Brian Hebner crawled over in pain to make the pin BUUUUUUUUUT Roode kicked up at the last second.  The crowd chanted for Aries.

Aries went back to the well once too often as he ascended to the top but Roode drilled him.  Roode went for and drilled Aries with a superplex into the ring.  They locked up legs in a small package with each referee counting someone's shoulders down.

Brian Hebner ruled Roode won the match but the other referee said Aries was the winner.  Roode grabbed the belt and walked off with the title.   Earl Hebner came out and grabbed the belt, bringing it back to the ring.  The referees all began conversing.   Stiffler said Aries got his shoulder up.  Brian Hebner said he didn't.

Earl Hebner decided they were going to re-start the match.  Roode said it was bullsh** and grabbed the belt.  Aries went for a dive and nailed himself right into the title belt.   Roode dragged an unconscious Aries into the ring and covered him but Aries kicked out at the last second.  Roode was furious and shoved Hebner, who shoved him back.  Tommy Young was loving that.

Aries grabbed Roode for a quick rollup and scored the win.

Your winner and still TNA champion, Austin Aries!

Really good back and forth match to close the show.   The near falls were really good and while I am not usually a fan of referee bumps in title matches, this was done very well in that it led to a nice false finish sequence and in the end, the hero still came out the victor.  Very good main event to close the show.

As a result of the loss. Roode cannot have a rematch against Austin Aries.

The show ended with Aries holding up a sign that read "Total Nonstop Aries."

That's all from Orlando.  Thank you for your support everyone!

2013 - WWE filed a document with the Securities and Exchange Commission today stating that WWE Jet Services Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of WWE, has secured a $31.6 million loan with RBS Asset Finance for a 2007 Bombardier Global 5000, which was purchased on 8/7.  The seven year loan carries a 2.8% interest rate.  About $3M will be spent on renovations on the plane.  They will continue to use the plane that they have owned since 2000 until the new one is ready to go.

The new plane can carry 15 passengers, has a forward galley, a global office with LAN connections, two multi-region DVRs and two bulkhead mounted 21.3 inch LCD monitors.

2013 - TNA announced that a planned 5 vs. 5 Aces & Eights vs. Main Event Mafia bout where the loser of the fall will be forced to leave TNA has been pulled from this Thursday's live "Hardcore Justice" broadcast on 8/15.  The match was pushed back to the following week's edition of Impact, according to a Twitter post made by Dixie Carter.  The storyline explanation was that the decision was made after Carter "met with Hulk Hogan."  In reality, the match was moved after Kurt Angle was arrested following a DUI arrest and had entered rehab.

2013 - WWE Hall of Famer Tammy Sytch unloaded via the social media platform earlier today, writing about her time in jail and her relationship to independent wrestler Damien Darling that landed her in jail in response to a fan that was mocking her about her legal situatiom and her behavior in Charlotte several weeks ago.

Sytch wrote, " [I'm] not ashamed to have gone to jail. when you beat the ass of the fiancee who cheats, you earn the ass kicking. I did my time...not ashamed in the least bit. It was a great learning experience and I am grateful for going through it. I learned about life, and had the time to pen my book, will be huge!"

In regard to her case, where she had been arrested numerous times for violating an order of protection against Darling, Sytch wrote, "The judge was on my side. thats why I wasn't convicted or sentenced. I was there awaiting trial..and when the judge saw it my way, I was released. No parole, no probation, because she knew I wasn't wrong. Maybe you should learn your facts before you talk about them. Court continuances and attorney changes are the only reasons I was there for 4 months. This was the same judge that [Darling] begged to have the protective order lifted in front of just 20 short days before my arrest that put me in jail. She knew he was full of sh** with the call on the PFA. Go to law school, do some research, then talk to me...until then...buh bye."

Sytch continued when the fan pointed out how often she had been arrested, writing, "Read the book dear. I know you will. enjoy..ill sign you a copy :) and yes it was 6 times, love it. Read the book. Get the facts. Who calls the cops over an argument 20 days after proposing marriage? Not normal, stable people. Only the kind that I dealt with can you say "bi-polar"? an adult who cant have an adult argument is a straight up pu**y, when they have to get the cops involved,. Its fine tho, it really is. Karma is a mother f**king bitch. buh bye now."

Sytch's comments led to Darling, who was added into the conversation via responses from the fan, to comment, writing, "Mental illness isn't anyone's fault, treatment however should be sort for, that is your responsibility. Get well."

Darling then responded to what Sytch wrote, commenting, "Her account of what happened is sooo inaccurate and out there, I'm actually worried about her....not worried worried, but like damn girl pull it together."

Darling's comments led to Sytch making accusations about alleged drug use and comments about Darling's current girlfriend (who is not in the business, therefore not being named), which led to Darling responding, "Enough!" before writing, "Not every relationship has to end in wars like your relationships Tammy."

Sytch then began posting what she claimed was proof of text messages between she and Darling showing that he was still trying to be in her life. She and Darling's current girlfriend went back and forth via Twitter with Sytch finally writing, "I'm done. I dont fight with words. Show up at one of my shows, then we'll discuss it."

Sytch later clarified that she was not challenging the woman to fight, saying she's "grown up."

Darling finally wrote, "You're not going to get any hateful comments from me, I really wish Tammy well. Shes not right," in response to someone knocking her.

2013 - WWE broadcast Raw.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We are in Sacramento, California and your announcers are Michael ‘Is that Smackdown Post Game Show co-host Jason Barsky in the crowd’ Cole, John ‘SummerFest is on the horizon’ Layfield, and Jerry ‘Not the Only King in the building tonight’ Lawler.

We begin with Daniel Bryan making his way to the ring. We see footage to see why this match is taking place.

 

Match Number One: Wade Barrett versus Daniel Bryan with Guest Referee Brad Maddox

 

Bryan isn’t sure what to make of the referee situation but they lock up and Barrett with a side head lock. Bryan with a drop kick. Barrett with forearms to Bryan and he sends Bryan to the floor. Bryan pulls Barrett to the mat and then slams his leg into the apron a few times. Baryan with kicks to the injured leg and then he hits a dragon screw leg whip. Bryan with a few seated splashes onto the leg.

Barrett goes to the floor and Bryan with a baseball slide and then he goes to the apron and misses the running knee of the apron and Barrett with a boot to the head. Barrett with an Irish whip into the ringside barrier. Barrett rolls Bryan back in and he punches Bryan in the corner and follows with kicks.

Barrett puts Bryan on the turnbuckles and connects with forearms to the back and a knee to the midsection and Bryan falls to the floor. Barrett wants Maddox to start the count and then he goes after Bryan on the floor. Barrett slams Bryan’s head into the announce table and then he Irish whips Bryan into the ring steps.

Barrett sends Bryan back into the ring and Bryan with punches to Barrett. Barrett with a knee and a snap mare followed by a reverse chin lock. Bryan with elbows and Barrett with an Irish whip and Bryan floats over and hits a flying clothesline and then he clotheslines Barrett over the top rope to the floor.

Bryan with a suicide dive onto Barrett. Bryan rolls Barrett back in and he goes up top for a missile drop kick and Bryan kips up. Bryan with kicks to the chest and he misses the round kick. Barrett with a rollup for the three count.

 

Winner: Wade Barrett

 

After the match, Bryan backs Maddox into the corner and Maddox gets to the floor before Bryan can destroy him.

We go to commercial with Damien Sandow and Randy Orton with their briefcases in the back.

We are back and Cody Rhodes is at the announce table and Damien Sandow has cuffed the New Fangled SandowCase to the turnbuckle.

 

Match Number Two:Damien Sandow versus Randy Orton

 

They lock up and Sandow with a side head lock. Sandow with a shoulder tackle and Orton drops down and Sandow with a side head lock instead of going over Orton. Orton with a back elbow followed by a European uppercut. Orton punches Sandow in the corner and the referee warns Randy.

Sandow with a forearm and head butt followed by shoulders but the referee pulls Sandow out of the corner. Orton blocks a suplex and Orton with a suplex. Orton with a near fall. Orton runs his boot laces across Sandow’s face. Orton punches Sandow and Sandow punches back. Orton gains the advantage.

Sandow with an Irish whip but Orton comes out of the corner with a clothesline for a near fall. Orton with a reverse chin lock into a side head lock and Sandow hits a belly-to-back suplex to escape the hold. Orton sends Sandow over the top rope and Sandow stays on the apron. Orton with a drop kick that sends Sandow to the floor and we go to commercial.

We are back and Sandow knocks Orton off the turnbuckles and he gets a near fall. Sandow punches Orton as we watch footage from the WWE App when Orton hit a backdrop driver onto the ringside barrier. Sandow with shoulders in the corner followed by an Irish whip. Orton gets his boot up and Orton with forearms. Sandow pushes Orton off the turnbuckles to the floor.

Sandow sends Orton back in and he gets a near fall. Sandow with boots to the back. Sandow with a forearm across the head for a near fall. Orton with punches but Sandow with a knee for a near fall. Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep followed by the Elbow of Disdain for a near fall. Sandow with a knee to the back followed by a reverse chin lock.

Sandow pulls Orton to the mat by the hair and he maintains the reverse chin lock. Orton with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down. Orton with two clotheslines and he ducks a clothesline and Sandow knows the power slam is coming so he holds on to the ropes and Sandow with a snap flip neck breaker for a near fall.

Orton with an Irish whip but Sandow with an elbow and Orton with a power slam to Sandow. Orton sees Sandow on the apron and he sets for the IEDDT and hits it and then Orton looks around for the spot to turn to the mat and punch it before the RKO. Sandow avoids the RKO and he goes to the floor.

Sandow with a shoulder that sends Orton to the apron and then he sends Orton into the ring post. Sandow tells Cody to take notes and he returns to the ring but Cody tries to pull the briefcase off the ring post. Sandow cares more about the metaphorical prize and that allows Orton to recover and hit the RKO for the three count.

 

Winner:Randy Orton

 

After the match, Orton takes his briefcase and leaves.

Rob Van Dam balances himself while stretching.

Dean asks how you could be lazy and unproductive and be brought back. Rollins says that the old guard has to go. The icons living off their reputations have to go. They are the emergent leaders of the new generation. They are younger, hungrier, and better.

Roman says that the challenge has been made but who will accept it? Nobody is on their level. He will not beg but he will ask nicely. If there are two men who want to take the titles from them, come on.

Dean asks if there is anyone in this battle royal who will beat him and no one. CM Punk is a catchphrase, but Ambrose is the best in the world. John Cena has the trophy, but Dean says that he is the real WWE Champion. Dean says that if Andre The Giant’s ghost isn’t in this battle royal, he is not losing at SummerSlam.

We go to commercial.

We are back and John, Michael, and Jerry talk about the CM Punk versus Brock Lesnar match on Sunday.

Brock says that many see it as a personal issue between Paul and Punk with Brock there as his muscle. It is personal between him and Punk. He never liked Punk. Punk calls himself the Best in the World. Brock says that the only reason why he let Punk exist this long out of respect for Paul.

Brock says that the corporate idiots are calling this match ‘The Best versus The Beast’. He says the Beast is the Best and you are looking at him.

Punk thinks that because he tapes his hands, has some tattoos and takes some MMA classes at his local gym that he is a tough guy. He isn’t. People have asked him if there is any professional jealousy, but what does he have to be jealous of? Was Punk an NCAA Champion or UFC Champion?

Brock points out that he was the Undisputed Champion when Punk was wrestling in front of 100 people in a high school gym. He will give Punk credit. Holding the WWE Title for 434 days is impressive, especially for a guy like him. Punk has never faced anyone like him because there is no one else like him.

Brock says Size Does Matter. At SummerSlam, CM Punk will learn what it truly means to be victimized by Brock Lesnar.

Josh Mathews asks CM Punk about his match tonight against Paul Heyman. Punk says that there isn’t a man alive who is afraid of Paul Heyman in a one on one fight. It looks like Paul did say something stupid when he made the challenge. Paul is anything but stupid. He does it cold and calculating. This is a chess game for Punk. When you come for the King, you best not miss. Punk says that he has a good feeling that he will see Brock tonight. In the end, the best is the best.

We go to the Goldman Box and Langston says that Dolph Ziggler begged for him to be in his corner because he needed him. Langston says that he never needed Ziggler. He will break Ziggler in half at SummerSlam. Show off . . . Show Over.

Match Number Three:Great Khali and Natalya (with Hornswoggle) versus Big E Langston and AJ Lee

 

The men start off and AJ tags herself in so that means we get to see the women wrestle, but she skips around Khali and then she slaps him. Natalya sends AJ to the mat and then into the turnbuckles. Natalya with kicks to AJ followed by a short arm clothesline. Natalya tries for a power slam but AJ escapes and she sends Natalya into the turnbuckles. AJ with a kick for a near fall.

We see Dolph and Kaitlyn watching in the back.

AJ sends Natalya into the turnbuckles and she kicks Natalya. AJ with a snap mare and cravate. Natalya with elbows but AJ sends Natalya to the mat again and gets a near fall. AJ with a kick to the back and AJ returns to the cravate. Natalya gets back to her feet and she punches Natalya but AJ with a kick to the midsection followed by a Shining Wizard for a near fall.

AJ yells at Hornswoggle and she tries to kick Hornswoggle but misses. Natalya with a double leg take down and AJ taps to the Sharpshooter but the referee did not see it. Natalya with another Sharpshooter and AJ taps out in front of the referee.

 

Winners: Natalya and Great Khali

 

After the match, Langston attacks Khali and then Hornswoggle. Khali with a chop to Langston’s head.

Vince McMahon walks in the back as we go to commercial.

We are back and the SummerSlam Kickoff show is a full hour.

Vince McMahon makes his way to the ring. Vince says that there appears to be some controversy from the opening match between Daniel Bryan and Wade Barrett. We go to the video tape. Vince says that we are due an explanation and he wants the referee to come to the ring.

Vince asks why Brad appointed himself the referee in the match. Brad says that Daniel Bryan matches tend to get out of hand so the WWE Universe would approve an authority figure with the guts to make the right decision no matter how unpopular it would be.

Vince points out that it is a fast count.

Brad says that he was a bit excited to have the referee shirt on. He says that he did the best that he could.

Vince says that there is no need to apologize if you did the best you could. People make mistakes.

Brad asks for a second chance. He would like to be the official for the match at SummerSlam between John Cena and Daniel Bryan.

Vince asks the people of Sacramento if they want Brad to be the referee of that match. Vince asks Brad if he was the referee in that match, would he be impartial and call it right down the line, regardless of any issues with Daniel Bryan or John Cena? Brad says yes.

Would Brad stop calling Daniel Bryan names like troll and dwarf and stop commenting on Daniel’s emaciated physique.

Vince makes it official. Brad Maddox is the . . .

Triple H’s music interrupts Vince’s announcement and he makes his way to the ring.

Triple H says that he is not out here to air any dirty laundry. Vince tells the people of Sacramento not to feed Hunter’s ego any more.

Hunter says that he couldn’t hear Vince because 15,000 people were screaming his name. Hunter says that they have not been agreeing on a lot of things lately. Because of the importance of the match on Sunday and the fact that there is a lot more on the line than the WWE Championship, he agrees that we need someone to take control of the match. You need someone impartial. You need somebody who will call it right down the line. You need someone with the guts to do what is right and not be intimidated by anyone or anything.

Hunter says that Vince is not referring to Brad Maddox. It seems like you are talking about him. Hunter with a kick and Pedigree to Maddox.

We go to commercial.

 

Match Number Four: Kane versus Titus O’Neil (with Darren Young)

 

Kane with a kick and punch to Titus followed by a back elbow. Kane sends Titus into the turnbuckles and follows with an uppercut and suplex. Kane with a drop kick to Titus and he gets a near fall. Kane with punches to Titus in the corner but Titus with a knee and punches.

Titus with a European uppercut but Kane with a big boot to the chest and Kane with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner. Kane with a second Irish whip and clothesline followed by a side slam. Kane grabs Titus by the throat and Darren tries to distract Kane but it does not work and Kane gets the three count after the choke slam.

 

Winner: Kane

 

After the match, The Wyatts appear on the TitanTron and they’re here. They make their way to the ring. Bray sits down in the Family Rocking Chair while Harper and Rowan make their way into the ring but Kane is not there.

Kane is on the stage and he has outsmarted the Wyatt Family. Kane sets off the pyro on the ring posts.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Josh Mathews is with Nikki and Brie Bella. Josh asks them about some backstage issues from last week when Eva Marie was talking to the Bellas about Brie’s victory over Natalya. Then Natalya slapped Brie in the face.

Josh asks if tensions are rising in the Divas’ Locker Room. Brie says that they are in control of the Divas Division.

Natalya asks Brie if she is the best in the Divas Division, why not face her at SummerSlam. Natalya tells Brie to bring her sister and Jessica Rabbit because she will be bringing her friends.

Natalya tells Brie that she did a good job with her make up because we cannot see the welt on her face from the slap from last week. Brie tells Natalya we can see the welt on her face and Brie slaps her.

Match Number Five: Alberto Del Rio versus Kofi Kingston

Del Rio sends Kofi into the turnbuckles and he kicks him but Kofi with punches and the referee tries to separate both men. Del Rio with an Irish whip but Kofi floats over and he hits a leaping back elbow after some leap frogs and he gets a near fall. Kofi leaps into the corner and he punches Del Rio and rolls back to the mat and Kofi with a European uppercut.

Del Rio with an Irish whip and Kofi tries to climb the turnbuckles but Del Rio crotches him and Del Rio with a running knee to Kofi in the Tree of Woe and Del Rio with kicks. Del Rio with an inverted superplex and Del Rio gets a near fall. Del Rio with kicks to Kofi’s head and then he stretches Kofi and the referee warns him.

Del Rio with a reverse chin lock. Del Rio swats a drop kick aside and then he hits a double stomp to the back. Kofi with an elbow and then he moves when Del Rio tries for a splash through the ropes. Kofi with chops and a drop kick. Kofi with a leaping clothesline and he sets for the Boom Drop and connects. Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise and Del Rio has trouble getting back to his feet. Del Rio avoids Trouble in Paradise and Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall.

Del Rio charges at Kofi and Kofi with SOS for a near fall. Del Rio begs for mercy and he connects with a shoulder. Kofi tries for Trouble in Paradise but Del Rio holds on to the ropes. Del Rio goes to the floor and they return to the ring and Kofi avoids a super kick and Kofi with a rollup for a near fall. Kofi with a pendulum kick and then he goes up top but Del Rio with knees to the midsection when Kofi tries for the cross body. Del Rio with the cross arm breaker and Kofi taps out.

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

Mark Henry is stretching in the back because that is what he do. Will he be the man who gets to face Dean Ambrose in the SummerSlam Kickoff match?

We are back and it is time to talk about the World Title match and whether Christian’s victory last week means we get a new World Champion?

We go to a video package for Christian and he says that he wonders if this is the last day when he wakes up each morning.

Christian is in the interview area with Renee Young. She asks about his match on Sunday. Christian says the video reminds him of the hard work he has done over the last few years. On Sunday, he will become the champion for a third time and he will prove that all he needs is one more match.

Alberto Del Rio enters and he tells Christian that after SummerSlam there will be no more matches.

Zeb Colter says that the Golden State is not so golden any more. It is like a rusted piece of scrap iron. While people eat their avocados and sip their lattes, they have allowed 2.5 million illegal immigrants to sneak across the border like a horde of rats.

Zeb says that his California dream is that an earthquake hits and California floats into the ocean and we have 2.5 million fewer problems.

We are back and Michael Cole mentions the SummerSlam Press Conference tomorrow at 2PM Eastern.

Match Number Six: Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter) versus Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso

Cesaro misses a boot and Jey with punches and Cesaro with a boot for a near fall. Swagger tags in and they go high and low on Jey and get a near fall. Swagger with a shoulder in the corner and he connects with knees. Cesaro with a kick to the back when the referee was not looking. Swagger with the double jump Swagger Bomb and then Cesaro tags in and hits a leap frog double stomp for a near fall.

Cesaro with a forearm and Jey with an uppercut. Jey with a forearm and uppercuts. Cesaro stops Jey from making the tag and Swagger tags in when Jey gives Cesaro a sunset flip. Swagger with shots to the lower back and then he traps Jey’s arms.

Swagger keeps Jey in his part of the ring. Jey with an elbow but Swagger with a knee and Cesaro tags back in. Swagger elevates Jey for an elevated European uppercut for a near fall. Cesaro with a reverse chin lock but Jey backs Cesaro into the corner. Jey with an enzuigiri and Jimmy and Swagger tag in. Jimmy with clotheslines and then he knocks Cesaro off the apron. Jimmy with a Samoan Drop and then he hits the running butt splash into the corner and then he gets a near fall. Cesaro pulls Swagger out of the ring.

Jimmy and Jey with stereo planchas Jimmy sends Swagger back in and Colter gets on the apron to distract the referee. Cesaro tries to knock Jimmy off the turnbuckles but Jey kicks Cesaro to the mat. Jimmy leaps over Swagger and Jey tags in and he gets the three count with a rollup.

Winners: Jimmy and Jey Uso

We are back and it is time for MizTV. Miz brings out his first guest, Daniel Bryan. Miz then brings out his second guest, John Cena.

Miz reminds John and Daniel that Triple H will be their guest referee and he wants thoughts.

Daniel says that it is great that someone stood up to Vince McMahon so they can have the match that the WWE Universe deserves.

John says that this has to be the most exciting MizTV because it is usually a trainwreck. Triple H knows what it means to defend the WWE Title in the main event. He cannot think of a better person to call things down the middle.

Miz asks John what his real issues with Daniel Bryan are.

Cena says that there is no underlying theme. The issue between him and Daniel Bryan is the WWE Championship. Daniel wants to be the champion and John is the champion. He picked Daniel because he deserves the opportunity and he will put up a hell of a fight on Sunday.

Miz tells Daniel that ‘Hell of a fight’ is code for you’re gonna lose in CenaSpeak. He says that Cena is trying to ride Daniel’s wave of popularity.

Daniel tells Miz to shut up or he will punch him in the face.

Daniel says that he doesn’t get it. Why does John and people like John think that he can only put up a hell of a fight. He tells John not to interrupt him. He tells John last week, Cena came out and he does what he does best. He made some explosive remarks to get them on their feet. Whether they were cheering him or booing him is a different subject.

When the red light was on, he grabbed the spotlight. Daniel says that is why he doesn’t watch television. He does not like the style over the substance. He does not like the people that are in for the glory and not for the wrestling. Daniel says that his shirt is a parody of John. Daniel says that he thinks that John Cena is a parody of wrestling.

Daniel says that he doesn’t want to be a parody. He wants to be WWE Champion for one reason and one reason only. It is not for the fame or the glory. It is so everyone knows that when he steps in the ring, there is nobody better than Daniel Bryan.

John removes his hat and shirt and he tells Daniel that he almost got him. Cena says that Daniel’s comments are real strong. Cena says that he is not a parody. Cena says that he is out here for the same reason. He is out here for all of this. He says that he thought Daniel was smart enough to know this. The people chanting for Daniel are doing it because they believe in him.

Daniel hears that and when he hears that someone believes in you, it gives you emotion. All Daniel wants to do is put his body on the line to say that he believes in the people as much as the people believe in him. WWE is not about grabbing a spotlight. It is about the people choosing their favorite superstar and have moments with their favorite superstar.

John says that it is just a t-shirt. That is like saying the American flag is just a cloth. It is about the message that the shirt is about. John says that he has been in hostile environments and as long as he has people behind him, he will fight for them.

John says that Daniel has the gall to call him a parody because he does not like the way he acts or who he is. Daniel is not the first person to say this about him. Cena says that it has been going on for years. Daniel is not the first and he will not be the last. He reminds Daniel that he has busted his ass for 12 years. It is not for the people who don’t respect him. It is for the kid in the front row and his dad. It is for the Make-A-Wish kid he met with earlier today.

John says that Daniel is red hot right now and he will have critics. He should appreciate everything that he has accomplished. Daniel should know that John is proud of who he is and what he has become.

John says that he is a man who has spent the last 12 years wrestling around the world. He has been in the ring with the biggest names. John says that he has done it while holding the title. He wants Daniel to think of him as a parody. A man who is a t-shirt, wrist bands, a pair of cargo pants, and tennis shoes. He has beaten them all. He has beaten Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Batista, Randy Orton, and The Rock.

Daniel says that John is saying that these people are better than him.

John says that Daniel doesn’t belong in that class of people. Cena tells Daniel that respect is not given, it is earned. If Daniel wins on Sunday, then he will have earned John’s respect.

Daniel tells John that he just spelled it out that he does not respect John. He says that Cena is not treating this match like his matches with Shawn Michaels or the Rock. John has been champion 11 times. How could John understand the hunger and desire to hold that WWE Title just one time. For John Cena this is just another SummerSlam. For him, this is the biggest match of his life.

Daniel says that he learned a custom in Japan to fire someone up so they will bring everything to that fight. They take their hand and they slap the other person in the face as hard as they can. Daniel says that he wishes that he could do that to John right now, but he cannot. Daniel says that John is not a wrestler and John does not deserve it.

John wants Daniel to hit him in the face. Cena slaps Bryan and he wants Daniel to hit him. Daniel refuses to hit Cena and then . . .

Triple H makes his way to the ring. Hunter says something to Cena.

Randy Orton’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage with the briefcase.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Seven: Fandango (with Summer Rae) versus R Truth

Before the match starts, Truth and Fandango dance in the ring. Fandango hits Truth from behind and then he punches Truth.

Truth with a double leg take down and then Truth punches Fandango and then he connects with clotheslines and a drop kick. Fandango goes to the floor.

Fandango gets on the mic and he reminds us how to pronounce his name.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Curtis Axel is watching Paul Heyman get ready for his match and he asks Paul if he is nervous. Paul says that he thinks he is having second thoughts about this.

Match Number Seven: Number One Contender Battle Royal for a shot at Dean Ambrose at SummerSlam (featuring Rob Van Dam, Brodus Clay, Tensai, Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, Ryback, Antonio Cesaro, Jack Swagger, Titus O’Neil, Darren Young, Justin Gabriel, Mark Henry, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Fandango, R Truth, Kofi Kingston, Grat Khali, and Wade Barrett)

The wrestlers pair off and try to get an early elimination. Ryback presses Gabriel and eliminates him. Young hits Ryback from behind and then Ryback sends Darren over the top to the floor to eliminate him.

Ryback and Tensai exchange punches in the center of the ring. Ryback clotheslines Tensai over the top rope to the floor. Ryback and Cesaro work over Jey Uso. Titus and Cesaro exchange European uppercuts. Slater and McIntyre work over Jimmy Uso and Jinder joins in to eliminate him.

Henry has Kofi in the corner while Truth goes after Swagger. Cesaro stops Truth. Clay punches Slater and Henry works over Barrett. Cesaro hits Khali from behind to stop his attack on Swagger. Titus punches Henry and kicks him. Ryback and Van Dam battle in the ropes. McIntyre tries to eliminate Kofi but Kofi escapes and Drew holds on to the ropes and stays on the apron.

Kofi punches Ryback and then Swagger and Cesaro look at who to attack. Barrett punches Khali and Khali sends Barrett into the turnbuckles and he chops Wade.

Slater does some ring post dancing while waiting for his time to return to the ring. Slater kicks Barrett from the apron and he returns to the ring. Truth eliminates Fandango and then Truth shimmies for him. Fandango eliminates Truth and then Van Dam sends Fandango back over the top rope.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Khali, Clay, and 3MB were eliminated. Cesaro holds Jey but Jey kicks Swagger and he punches Cesaro. Cesaro and Swagger try to eliminate Jey and they succeed. Cesaro and Swagger gloat over their performance and Henry works them over. Titus slams Van Dam to the mat and the announcers wonder why he didn’t eliminate him. Van Dam with kick and clothesline to eliminate Titus.

Barrett kicks Van Dam and punches him. Cesaro sends Kofi to the apron and he hits Swagger with a springboard move. Cesaro lands on the apron and then Swagger sends Kofi over the top rope and he tries for a sunset flip power bomb. Kofi holds on and so does Cesaro. Swagger clotheslines Kofi to the floor and he is eliminated.

Barrett kicks Henry in the corner and Swagger tries to send Swagger into the turnbuckles but Van Dam with a kick to Swagger followed by a springboard side kick to Cesaro. Ryback with a clothesline to Van Dam. Barrett and Ryback work over Van Dam in the corner while Cesaro and Swagger work over Henry.

Cesaro and Swagger pick up Henry but Henry gets back to his feet and he sends Swagger and Cesaro over the top rope to the floor. Henry with a body block to Barrett and he sends Barrett over the top rope to the floor.

Henry picks up Ryback and Ryback is on the apron. Van Dam with a side kick and Ryback holds on to the ropes. Henry with a body block to eliminate Ryback.

We are down to the final two and the crowd is behind Van Dam more than Henry.

Van Dam climbs on Ryback’s back for a sleeper but Henry backs Van Dam into the turnbuckles. Van Dam with a kick and then he goes up top but Henry crotches Van Dam. Henry charges at Van Dam and Rob drops down and Henry goes over the top rope to the floor.

Winner: Rob Van Dam

After the match, Henry returns to the ring and he fist bumps Van Dam.

The Shield’s music plays and they makes their way to the ring but Henry returns to the ring.

The Shield surround three sides of the ring. Big Show’s music plays and Ambrose, Rollins, and Reigns freeze on the apron. Ambrose, Rollins, and Reigns retreat to the floor and then into the crowd as Show enters the ring.

We are back and Paul Heyman is in the ring. He starts to repeat CM Punk’s name. He asks Punk if he can hear his worshippers calling for their hero. Paul says that he does not blame CM Punk for everything that happened. He blames every member of the WWE Universe. CM Punk used to live for his respect and for his love for his acceptance and adulation. Now Punk does not live for his love, he lives for everyone’s acceptance.

What Paul takes very personally is that the people took CM Punk away from him. Tonight, he takes their worship of their hero away from them. All he has heard for the last week is that it is a trap for CM Punk.

Paul is amazed that the people figured this out on their own. Paul says that it is a trap. This is a conspiracy. He didn’t come up with it himself. He had a co-conspirator. He wants everyone to see his best friend. He brings out BROCK LESNAR.

Before they lay out their plan, Paul has something for Brock. It is a BROCK LESNAR video package.

Paul says that now that we know it is a trap, it is time to talk about the trap. Paul says that he told Brock there was no way that Punk would fall for this, but Punk’s need to be worshipped will be the death of CM Punk. It is so insidious and pure evil, but so simplistic.

Paul says that he is willing to fight CM Punk tonight in this ring. All Punk has to do is play the hero and fight him . . . and BROCK LESNAR. It won’t be one on one. It will be two-on-one. Impossible odds in any situation. Punk can play the hero, but it will be a guaranteed beating less than a week before SummerSlam.

Paul says that heroes are stupid because they have no other option. Paul tells Punk that he has an option and a choice. Tonight, CM Punk does not have to be the hero. All he has to do is disappoint each and every one of you.

All he has to do is tuck his tail between his leg and walk out the door before he faces BROCK LESNAR at SummerSlam.

Paul wants Punk’s answer. Will he be the smart coward or will he play the stupid hero.

Punk takes the camera and hits Lesnar with it when he comes through the crowd. Punk hits Lesnar in the back with the camera. Lesnar rolls to the floor. Punk with a suicide dive onto Lesnar.

Punk grabs a chair and he hits Brock in the back with it. Punk wants the Beast to get up.

Heyman is in the ring and he can’t believe what just happened. Paul tries to apologize and he goes to the floor and Heyman goes up the ramp. Curtis Axel comes out and he goes after Punk but Punk with a chair shot and then he punches Axel and sends him into the TitanTron. Punk gets Axel on his back and he hits a Go To Sleep on Axel.

We go to credits.

August 12th

On this day in history in ...


1966 - WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino & Antonio Pugliese defeated Dr. Jerry Graham & Curtis Iaukea in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match in Asbury Park, NJ.

1967 - Eduoard Carpentier defeated Lou Albano during a WWWF TV Taping in Baltimore, MD.

1967 - WWWF champion Bruno Sammartino fought U.S. champion Ray Stevens to a draw in the main event of a card held at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.  Other results from the event saw:
-Tom Andrews defeated Johnny Karr.
-Paul Diamond defeated Don Duffy.
-Rip Miller defeated Woody Farmer.
-Pat Patterson defeated Jim Osborne.
-Cyclone Negro defeated Dominic DeNucci.
-Tag Team Champions Pedro Morales & Pepper Gomez defeated the Masked Enforcers.

1968 - An event in Takayama, Japan saw the following results:
-Hayashi defeated Adachi.
-Matsuoka defeated Chin.
-Klondike Bill defeated Kotetsu Yamamoto.
-Mitsu Hirai fought Mike Loren to a draw
-Antonio Inoki fought Skull Murphy to a double count-out.
-NWA International World Champion Giant Baba, Kim Ill, & Michiaki Yoshimura defeated WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino, Gino Brito, & Ray Stevens.

1969 - WWWF ran Asbury Park, NJ with the following results:
-George Steele defeated Arnold Skaaland.
-Joe Cox defeated Miguel Feliciano.
-Killer Kowalski defeated Antonio Pugliese via disqualification.
-Donna Christianello & Susan O'Day fought Women’s Champion Fabulous Moolah & Susan Sterling to a no contest.
-Victor Rivera defeated Luke Graham.

1972 - The "Superbowl of Wrestling" was held in Cleveland, Ohio at Municipal Stadium.  Three rings were set up, side by side, and often more than one match would be going on at a time. Attendance figures have been estimated as high as 20,000 and as low as 5,000.  No reliable sources seem to agree on a number.  Here are partial results of the show:
- Tony Marino & Tony Parisi defeated Motoji Okuma & Mashio Koma to win the tag team tournament.
- Sue Green & Lily Thomas defeated Tippy Wells & Peggy Patterson to win the women's tag team tournament.
- Sky Low Low & Little Brutus defeated Haiti Kid & Frenchy Lamont to win the midget tag team tournament.
- NWF World Tag Team Champions The Fargo Brothers defeated Wahoo McDaniel & Chief White Owl.
- World Women's Tag Team Champions Toni Rose & Donna Christanello defeated Sandy Parker & Debbie Johnson.
- World Women's Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Vickie Williams.
- United States Champion Bobo Brazil defeated Killer Tim Brooks.
- Ernie Ladd vs. Abdullah the Butcher ended in a double disqualification.
- NWF North American Champion Johnny Powers defeated Johnny Valentine.

1972 - WWWF ran The Boston Garden, featuring the following results:
-Mr. Fuji & Prof. Toru Tanaka fought Chief Jay Strongbow & Sonny King to a draw.
-The Black Demon defeated Thomas Marin.
-Joe Crugnalle defeated Dean Ross.
-Chuck O'Conner defeated Chuck Richards.
-Joe Turco defeated Lee Wong.
-El Olympico defeated Ricky Sexton (substituting for Manuel Soto).
-WWWF World Champion Pedro Morales defeated George Steele.
The Spoiler defeated Gorilla Monsoon.

1974 - WWWF ran Landover, Maryland at the Capital Center, headlined by Otto Von Heller winning an 18 Man Battle Royal to "win $100,000" and WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeating Otto Von Heller.

1977 - The NWA and WWWF titles were both defended in St. Louis, Missouri at the Kiel Auditorium.  WWWF champion Superstar Graham defeated Jimmy Valiant while NWA World champion Harley Race fought Dory Funk Jr. to a draw.  The two each captured one fall apiece before the time limit expired for the third fall.  Other results from the event saw:
-Black Angus & Ron Starr defeated Bob Sweetan & Randy Tyler in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match.
-Dick Slater defeated Missouri State Champion Jack Brisco to win the title.
-Rufus R. Jones & Dick the Bruiser defeated Ivan Koloff & Bobby Jaggers.

1978 - WWWF ran the Philadelphia Spectrum with the following results:-
-Johnny Rodz defeated Tony Russo.
-Victor Rivera won a 10-man battle royal; due to prematch stipulations, he earned a futute WWWF title match against Bob Backlund.
-Luke Graham defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna.
-George Steele defeated Haystacks Calhoun via countout.
-Victor Rivera defeated Sd Jones.
-Eric the Lumberjack defeated Moose Monroe.
-Superstar Billy Graham defeated WWWF World Champion Bob Backlund via countout.
-Dino Bravo defeated Butcher Vachon.
-Tony Garea fought Pierre the Lumberjack to a draw.
-Bobo Brazil defeated Stan Stasiak.

1982 - Mid-South Wrestling ran Little Rock, Arkansas at the Barton Coliseum, featuring the following results:

-Paul Ellering defeated Billy Starr.
-Mr. Olympia defeated Ricky Harris.
-Jesse Barr defreated  Billy Starr, who was doing double duty.
-Buck Robley & Mike Sharpe defeated Skandar Akbar & Killer Khan & The Assassin in a handicap match.
-Dick Murdoch defeated The One Mna Gang.
-Junkyard Dog defeated Ted DiBiase by DQ.

1983 - Ric Flair defeated Dick Slater in Hampton, VA.

1983 - Mid-South Wrestling ran Houston, Texas with the following results:

-Hacksaw Duggan defeated Hacksaw Butch Reed.
-Junkyard Dog & Dusty Rhodes defeated Kamala & Ted DiBiase in a Texas Tornado Dog Collar & Texas Bullrope match.
-King Kong Bundy defeated Magnum TA.
-Chavo Guerrero defeated Rip Rogers.
-Steve Williams defeated Art Crews.
-The Missing Link defeated Tim Horner.
-Johnny Rich defeated Doug Vines.

1984 - WWF ran Salisbury, MD at the Wicomico Civic Center with the following results:
-Iron Mike Sharpe defeated SD Jones.
-Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Tiger Chung Lee.
-Kamala defeated Salvatore Bellomo.
-WWF Intercontinental Champion Tito Santana defeated Greg Valentine.
-Andre the Giant defeated the Iron Sheik.

1984 - WWF ran San Diego, CA at the Sports Arena, headlined by Dr D. David Schultz defeating WWF Champion Hulk Hogan via disqualification.

1984 - Mid-South Wrestling ran two events in one day, a matinee in Tulsa, OK at the Fairgrounds and an evening show in Oklahoma City.  Each show was headlined by The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey) defeating The Pretty Young Things to retain the Mid-South Tag Team championship.  The afternoon event featured Hercules Hernandez & Butch Reed defeating Hacksaw Duggan & Terry Taylor while the evening event saw Hernandez team with Ernie Ladd to score the win over Taylor & Duggan.

1985 - WWF ran Warwick, Rhode Island at the Music Theater with the following results:
-Uncle Elmer defeated Rene Goulet.
-Pedro Morales defeated Mr. X.
-Lanny Poffo fought Iron Mike Sharpe to a draw.
-Randy Savage defeated Jose Luis Rivera.
-The Killer Bees, B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell defeated The Hart Foundation, Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart.
-WWF Intercontinental Champion Tito Santana defeated Greg Valentine.

1986 - Championship Wrestling from Florida ran Tampa, FL with the following results:
-Sean Royal defeated Chris Champion.
-The White Ninja defeated Mark Starr.
-Kendo Nagasaki defeated Tyree Pride.
-Kendall Windham defeated Ron Bass via disqualification.
-The Fabulous Ones, Stan Lane & Steve Keirn defeated Tatsumi Fujinami & Kendo Kimura.
-Southern Heavyweight Champion Lex Luger defeated Ed Ganter via disqualification.
-NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Barry Windham via disqualification.

1987 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran Inglewood, CA at the Forum for a TV taping for the NWA and UWF featuring the following results:
-Chris Adams defeated Terry Taylor.
-Buddy Roberts defeated Tau Lugo.
-Ron Simmons defeated Rodney Anoia.
-NWA World Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Big Bubba & Black Bart via disqualification.
-Michael Hayes fought NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard to a draw.
-Shaska Whatley defeated Tim Patterson.
-Terry Taylor & Eddie Gilbert defeated Harry Hell & Billy Anderson.
-Arn Anderson defeated Brad Armstrong.
-Tim Horner defeated the Terminator.
-Eddie Gilbert & Dick Murdoch defeated UWF Heavyweight Champion Steve Williams & Terry Gordy.

-Nikita Koloff defeated NWA US Champion Lex Luger via disqualification.

1987 - WWF ran three live events on the same night, featuring the following results:

Binghamton, NY at the Broome County Arena before 1,780 fans:
-SD Jones pinned Brad Rheingans.
-Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated Don Muraco & Bob Orton Jr.  Orton and Muraco brawled after.
-Superstar Billy Graham pinned Ron Bass.
-Brutus Beefcake defeated Danny Davis via submission with the sleeper.
-Scott Casey pinned Iron Mike Sharpe.
-Outback Jack defeated the Red Demon.
-WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation, Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart defeated Davey Boy Smith & Jim Brunzell.

Suffern, NY at the Rockland County Fair before 2,722 fans:
-The Dingo (Ultimate) Warrior pinned Terry Gibbs.
-Jose Estrada pinned Sam Houston.
-Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Lanny Poffo.
-Jake Roberts pinned Nikolai Volkoff.
-Rick Rude fought Tito Santana to a 12-minute draw.
-The One Man Gang pinned Koko B. Ware.
-Rick Martel pinned Tama in a whipping match.

Monaca, PA before 986 fans:
-Paul Roma pinned Steve Lombardi.
-David Sammartino pinned Tiger Chung Lee.
-Bruno Sammartino pinned Hercules.
-The Junkyard Dog defeated Killer Khan via disqualification.
-Hillbilly Jim defeated Dino Bravo via countout.

1988 - NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane fought NWA World Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard to a double disqualification in a dark match closing out a Jim Crockett Promotions TV Taping.

1988 - WWF ran Oakland, California, featuring the debut of Owen Hart, wrestling under a mask as The Blue Angel.  The name would be changed to the Blue Blazer by the time Hart made his TV debut.  Complete results of the card saw:
-The Blue Angel (Owen Hart) pinned Barry Horowitz.
-Ron Bass pinned Dave Peterson.
-Curt Hennig defeated SD Jones
-Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated The Hart Foundation, Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart.
-WWF World Champion Randy Savage fought Andre the Giant to a double countout.
-The Powers of Pain defeated The Bolsheviks, Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov.
-Jake Roberts pinned Rick Rude.

1989 - The NWA ran the Norfolk Scope, featuring the following results:
-The Ding Dongs defeated Al Greene & Lee Scott.
-Brian Pillman pinned Norman The Lunatic.
-Sid Vicious pinned Scott Hall.
-Ron Simmons pinned Curtis Thompson.
-Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Jack Victory & Rip Morgan.
-Sting fought the Great Muta to a draw.
-The Road Warriors defeated the Samoan Swat Team.
-NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger pinned Tommy Rich.
-NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned Terry Funk.

1989 - WWF ran their first-ever event in Alaska, running The Sullivan Arena in Anchorage with the following results:
-Mark Young pinned Barry Horowitz.
-Bret Hart fought Mr. Perfect to a draw.
-The Ultimate Warrior pinned Andre the Giant at the 10-second mark.
-Dino Bravo defeated Hercules via disqualification.
-Bad News Brown pinned Tim Horner.
-The Rockers, Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau.
-Jimmy Snuka pinned the Honkytonk Man.

1990 - The NWA ran Canton, Ohio with the folllowing results:
-Buddy Landell defeated Wendell Cooley.
-Bam Bam Bigelow pinned David Sierra.
-El Gigante pinned Dr. X with a boot to the face.
-NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Brad Armstrong & Brad Anderson.
-Robert Gibson & Brian Pillman (substituting for Ricky Morton) defeated Ivan Koloff (substituting for Butch Reed) & NWA World Tag Team Champion Ron Simmons.
-Rick & Scott Steiner defeated the Samoan Swat Team.
-NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger defeated Mark Callous via disqualification.

1991 - Jerry Lawler defeats Awesome Kong in Memphis, Tennessee to win the USWA Unified Heavyweight Title for the ninth time.

1992 - Johnny Hot Body defeats Larry Winters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to become the first ECW Television Champion.  Hotbody initially won via DQ after Winters hit referee John Finnegan but Tod Gordon ordered the match to continue; due to pre-match stipulations, Hot Body won the belt.
The complete results of the show, held at The Chestnut Cabaret, featured:
-The Super Ninja pinned Jeff Royal at 5:19.
-Mr. Sandman fought Tommy Cairo to a double count-out at 8:47.
-Jimmy Jannetty & Gino Caruso defeated Damien Stone & John Rock at 9:35 when Jannetty pinned Rock.
-The Hell Riders defeated Max Thrasher & Glenn Osbourne at 9:24 when Osbourne was pinned.
-JT Smith & Soul Train Phillips defeated Mr. Anthony & Mr. Perez at 13:10.
-ECW Champion Jimmy Snuka defeated Super Destroyer #1 via disqualification at 13:36.
-Tony Stetson fought Salvatore Bellomo to a no contest in a lumberjack match at 11:00.

1992 - Masahiro Chono defeats Rick Rude in the finals of New Japan's G1 Climax tournament at Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan.  As a result of this win, Chono also won the NWA World Heavyweight Title, which had been vacant since Ric Flair left WCW for the WWF in the summer of 1991.  Other results from the event, which saw WCW Vice President Bill Watts in attendance, saw:
-Honaga pinned Koji Kanemoto at 9:38 with a flying clothesline
-Hiro Saito & Goto defeated Cat & Yamamoto at 11:59 when Saito pinned Cat with a flying senton
-The Pegasus Kid pinned Jushin Liger at 14:25 with a powerbomb off the top
-Super Strong Machine pinned Arn Anderson at 8:32 with a German suplex
-Bam Bam Bigelow, Tony Halme, & Scott Norton defeated Barry Windham, Jim Neidhart, & the Barbarian at 9:36 when Norton pinned the Barbarian with a powerslam
-Tatsumi Fujinami & Kido defeated Riki Choshu & Iizuka at 11:13 when Kido pinned Iizuka with a cradle
-IWGP Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated the Great Muta & Kensuke Sasaki at 15:33 when Muta was pinned following a DDT off the top double team

1993 - WCW ran Columbia, SC, featuring:
-Brad Armstrong defeated Bobby Eaton.
-The Nasty Boys defeated Arn Anderson & Paul Roma.
-Ricky Steamboat defeated Lord Steven Regal via disqualification.
-Sting & Dustin Rhodes defeated Rick Rude & the Equalizer.
-Davey Boy Smith defeated Sid Vicious via disqualification.
-NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated WCW TV Champion Paul Orndorff.

1994 - WCW ran Fayetteville, NC, featuring:
-WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal defeated Brad Armstrong.
-Brian Pillman defeated Bobby Eaton.
-The Guardian Angel defeated Vader via disqualification.
-The Patriot  & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma in a non-title match.
-WCW US Champion Steve Austin defeated Ricky Steamboat at the 27-minute mark.
-Dustin Rhodes defeated Arn Anderson via disqualification.
-Sting defeated Ric Flair.

1995 - New Japan Pro Wrestling ran Tokyo at Sumo Hall, featuring the following results:
-Black Cat pinned Tatsuhito Takaiwa at 9:32
-Takayuki Iizuka pinned El Samurai
-Tokimitsu Ishizawa & Yuji Nagata defeated Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Ohtani at 12:43 when Ishizawa forced Ohtani to submit
-Riki Choshu & Tadao Yasuda defeated Akira Nogami & Junji Hirata at 8:53 when Choshu pinned Nogami
-Kazuo Yamazaki defeated Jushin Liger via submission at 6:22
-Ric Flair defeated Shiro Koshinaka via submission with the figure-4 at 17:15; Flair used his 1991 WCW theme for the match; Koshinaka was trapped in the hold 3 minutes after failing an enzuiguri
-Scott Norton pinned Hiroshi Tenzan at 15:08
-Kensuke Sasaki pinned Shinya Hashimoto at 21:46
-IWGP World Champion the Great Muta pinned Masahiro Chono at 11:36

1996 - WCW ran Colorado Springs at the City Auditorium for a WCW Saturday Night taping, featuring the following:
-John Tenta defeated Big Bubba.
-Mike Enos & Dick Slater defeated Bobby Eaton & Dave Taylor.
-WCW U.S. Champion Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Chris Benoit, & Steve McMichael defeated High Voltage, the Renegade, & Joe Gomez.
-The Nasty Boys defeated Bobby Walker & Mark Starr.
-The Giant defeated Jim Powers.
-WCW World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat fought Rick & Scott Steiner to a no contest when the Nasty Boys interfered.
-Mike Enos & Dick Slater defeated the Renegade & Mike Winner.
-Lord Steven Regal defeated Bobby Walker.
-WCW World TV Champion Lex Luger defeated David Taylor.
-Bull Nakano defeated Madusa.
-The Ultimo Dragon defeated JL.
-Kevin Sullivan, Big Bubba, Meng & the Barbarian defeated High Voltage, Jim Powers, & Joe Gomez.
-Konnan defeated Mark Starr.
-WCW U.S. Champion Ric Flair defeated Dean Malenko.

1997 - Chris Jericho defeated Alex Wright for the WCW Cruiserweight Title in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  This began Jericho's second reign with the belt.  The match took place during a WCW Saturday Night taping, which also featured:
-Eddie Guerrero defeated Jim Powers.
-Stevie Richards defeated Lenny Lane.
-Diamond Dallas Page defeated Rick Fuller.
-Konnan & Syxx defeated the Texas Hangmen.
-Jeff Jarrett defeated Mark Starr.
-Super Calo defeated the Renegade.
-WCW U.S. Champion Steve McMichael defeated Hector Guerrero.
-Ric Flair & Curt Hennig defeated Mortis & Wrath

1999 - Extreme Championship Wrestling ran Columbus, OH at the Veterrans Memorial Coliseum before 700 fans with the following results:
-Danny Doring & Roadkill defeated CW Anderson & Vito.
-Super Crazy defeated Little Guido.
-Nova defeated Simon Diamond.
-Lance Storm defeated Rod Price.
-ECW World Tag Team Champions Spike Dudley & Balls Mahoney defeated Buh Buh Ray & D-Von Dudley.
-Sabu defeated Justin Credible.
-ECW World Champion Taz defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri.

2007 - TNA holds their "Hard Justice" PPV, featuring the start of Adam "Pacman" Jones' tenure with the company.  The original report is below:

Welcome to our coverage of TNA Hard Justice.  We will be updating this page throughout the night with reports on the show, so check back often for updates.

The PPV pre-show was the "Road To Hard Justice" special from SpikeTV focusing on Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe, with commercials pushing the Doomsday Chamber of Blood match and the appearance of Pacman Jones.  I have to say, it seems strange to me how the special focuses on the athletic merits of Joe vs. Angle, with both men talking very seriously about the championship at stake.  Meanwhile, on Impact, Angle is a blubbering basket case with Karen Angle being the focus of the storyline, something that wasn't even mentioned during this special until the final lineup rundown.

The PPV event opened with a video package focusing on the Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe match, primarily Karen Angle leaving Kurt Angle and saying their marriage is over.  Don West and Mike Tenay welcomed us to the show, then we saw footage of Pacman Jones and his "entourage" (looked like two teenagers) arriving in a black Hummer earlier today.  The live crowd booed, although when they went back to the crowd they showed a pro-Pacman sign.  Tenay and West then ran down the card for tonight.  This was followed by a video package on Pacman Jones and the media attention surrounding his appearance in TNA.

The Motor City Machineguns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley vs. Sonjay Dutt & Jay Lethal vs. Triple X (Christopher Daniels & Senshi, with Elix Skipper at ringside).

Everyone started going at it before the bell, including Skipper.  Dutt and Lethal cleared the ring out, then Dutt squared off with Shelley.  Shelley blocked a Shining Wizard, but Dutt knocked him out of the ring.  Sabin came in, but Dutt took him down with a headscissors.  Triple X xame in and worked over Dutt.  Referee Earl Hebner managed to get Skipper out of the action.  It finally settled into a tag team match.  They kept cutting away to show "Police" (guys in T-Shirts that said POLICE on them) there for Pacman Jones' security, and to show empty chairs at ringside that were "reserved" for Karen Angle and a guest. Fast-paced action in the match, but no one really took control.  Sabin shoved Lethal to the floor at one point, and Senshi slammed him on the floor.  Daniels threw him back in, and Sabin & Shelley continued to work over Lethal, hitting a double suplex and a pair of legdrops for a two count.

Shelly stood on Lethal's hair and pulled up on his arms.  Lethal fought back against Shelley, but Shelley decked him with a back elbow.  Senshi tagged himself in off of Shelley's back, then hit Lethal with a dropkick for a two count.  Daniels tagged in and threw Senshi into a legdrop on Lethal.  Lethal fought back, but Daniels took him away from his corner and tagged in Senshi, who hit a powerdrive elbow.  Senshi wrenched Lethal's neck, then decked him with a back elbow.  Senshi threw Lethal in her corner, and Daniels stood on Lethal as he was slumped over the middle turnbuckle.  Daniels put Lethal in a chinlock, and Lethal fought back.  Lethal hit a leg lariat off the middle rope and made the hot tag to Dutt.  Dutt gave Daniels a rana and shoved Senshi off the apron.  Sabin and Shelley came in, but Dutt took them down with a springboard moonsault.  Dutt then did a rope walk and gave Daniels a rana for a two count.  Dutt went for a rollup, and went into a camel clutch, but Shelley broke it up with a superkick.  Dutt and Shelley went at it, with Dutt hitting a Shining Wizard.  The match started breaking down, with everyone running in and knocking each other down, culminating with Lethal, Daniels and Sabin all decking each other with clotheslines.  There was a TNA chant.

Dutt and Shelley went at it on the floor, and Lethal dove onto them.  Daniels then moonsaulted onto Lethal on the floor.  Senshi gave Lethal a pescado, while Sabin gave one to Daniels.  Dutt then did a top rope moonsault onto everyone on the floor.  As they got up, Daniels rammed Dutt into the guard rail and threw Sabin into the ring.  Sabin hit a big running kick, then put Daniels in the Tree of Woe.  While Hebner tried to untie Daniels from the Tree, Skipper ran in, crotched Sabin on the top rope, then hit the ropewalk rana.  Daniels covered for a two count.  Shelley hit Daniels with a kick, then Senshi hit Shelley with an elbow.  Lethal then took down Senshi, Sabin took down Lethal, then Dutt took down Sabin.  Dutt and Lethal managed to get Daniels isolated, but then Sabin & Shelley broke things up as they went for a cover. Sabin and Shelley worked over Lethal, but Dutt broke up that cover.  Sabin and Shelley piled up Lethal and Dutt for a double team face plant, but Senshi broke it up.  Senshi slammed Shelley and went to the top rope, but Dutt stopped Senshi.  While Dutt fought Senshi, Daniels gave Shelley an STO.  Daniels put Dutt in a torture rack, then Senshi came off the top rope, onto Dutt's stomach, then into the double stomp on Shelley on the mat.  The crowd went nuts for it.  Lethal broke up the cover.  Triple X cleaned house, and Senshi went to the top rope, but Lethal shoved Daniels into the corner, knocking Senshi to the floor, and Lethal rolled up Daniels for the pin at the fifteen minute mark.

Winners: Sonjay Dutt & Jay Lethal.

Backstage, Jeremy Borash went into Samoa Joe's dressing room, to find Karen Angle drinking champagne with some bald-headed guy.  Karen said she was looking forward to being the "former Mrs. Kurt Angle".  She gave Jeremy her glass and told him to leave and shut the door, implying she was going to get busy with the guy.  Borash left, chugged the champagne, then went off to tell Kurt Angle.

Raven vs. Kaz

Raven was accompanied by Havoc and Martyr.  Raven got on the mic and told Kaz he was willing to forgive everything and let him back in Serotonin.Kaz hugged Raven, then caned him with his kendo stick.  Raven backdropped Kaz out of the ring, but Kaz landed on Havoc.  Martyr tried a dive, but Kaz moved out of the way.  The story was that Kaz was staying one step ahead of Raven, until Raven nailed him with two legsweeps into the guard rail. Back in the ring, Raven hit some legkicks and a victory roll for a two count.  Raven grabbed a kendo stick and choked Kaz with it. Kaz fought back with punches, but Raven gave him a kneelift that sent him over the top rope and to the floor. Martyr and Havoc worked over Kaz at ringside.  They rolled him back into the ring and Raven got a two count. Raven hit a lariat and a boot to the face. Raven hit some crossface shots, then slapped Kaz a few times.  Kaz fought back with right hands, then hit a leg lariat.   Havoc and Martyr ran in, but Havoc ended up superkicking Martyr when Kaz moved.  Raven shoved them for messing up, and Kaz clothesline then from the ring.  Kaz then gave Havoc, who was on the apron, a rana from the top rope to the floor.  Raven nailed Kaz with a kendo stick and rolled him into the ring.  Raven went for a DDT, but Kaz blocked it.  Kaz knocked Martyr off the apron, ducked a Raven clothesline and hit a jumping kick for the win at the six minute mark.

Winner: Kaz.

Jeremy Borash told Kurt Angle that Karen brought a date with her to the show.  Angle said Borash was lying, then asked Borash if the date was younger than him.  Angle told Borash to point him in the direction of Joe's locker room, and took off.

A video package on the James Storm-Rhino feud was shown.

James Storm, with Jackie Moore, vs. Rhino - Barroom Brawl

This is basically an Anything Goes match, but a bar is set up at ringside with stools, bottles and a mannequin.  There was also a card table set up in the ring with chairs. The announcers said they hadn't seen Rhino all day.   Rhino ran out and threw a chair from the ring at Storm in the aisle, but the chair actually went into the crowd.  They started brawling and immediately went into the crowd.  Storm hit Rhino with a trash can, but Rhino fought back and dragged Storm up into the stands. Rhino dominated most of the fighting in the crowd, but Storm reversed a whip and Rhino made the obligatory "hole in the wall under the stands" that we see pretty much every PPV. They made it back to ringside after four minutes of brawling in the crowd.  Rhino hit Storm with the bar stools.  Rhino opened a beer and chugged it down, which is shocking since this whole storyline was based on Rhino being a former alcoholic.  Rhino sprayed beer on Jackie Moore and pounded Storm some more.  Rhino took a mini-keg and sprayed Jackie with it, then drank some more.  There was a toilet set up at ringside (seriously) and Rhino tried to put Storm's head in it, but Storm stopped him and fought back, hitting some shots with a crutch.  Storm suplexed Rhino on the rampway.

Storm then charged Rhino, and Rhino backdropped Storm onto the bar, which collapsed.  Rhino picked up a bottle of vodka and chugged some, then chased it with some beer.  The announcers put over how sad it was that Rhino had fallen off the wagon.  Rhino rammed Storm's head into the toilet.  Rhino then sat on the toilet.  Then he decided to go get a ladder instead.  Storm reversed a whip, but Rhino backdropped him to the apron, and then shoved him to the floor.  Rhino bridged a ladder between the ring and the guardrail, but never got to use it, as Storm got back in the ring.  Rhino took out a table and a trash can, then hit Storm with the lid.  Jackie ran in and attacked Rhino, but Rhino lifted her for a press slam.  Storm stopped him from slamming her and hit him with a trash can lid.  Storm threw Rhino over the top rope, and he crashed through the ladder that has been set up at ringside earlier. Storm rolled Rhino into the ring and hit a series of right hands.  Rhino hit Storm with a belly to belly suplex, then set up a table in a corner.  Rhino gave Storm a spinebuster, then set up for a Gore through the table.  Storm moved and Rhino went through the table alone.  Storm covered Rhino for a two count.  The announcers tried to put over that Rhino was "a step off" because he had taken two drinks during the match.  Storm hit Rhino repeatedly with a trash can, then a chair shot to the head.  Storm gave Rhino a one-man Conchairto.  Storm waited for Rhino to stagger to his feet, then hit a superkick.  Storm picked up a beer bottle, then broke it over Rhino's head and got the pin at the 14 minute mark.

Winner: James Storm.

They went backstage to their new interviewer, Crystal.  She started talking about Pacman Jones, but was interrupted by Ron Killings.  Killings cut a promo about a "football player" coming into the wrestling world, and said if he gets a hold of Pacman Jones, "this publicity stunt is over".  

As they were still cleaning the ring, Tenay and West talked about the Kurt Angle-Karen Angle situation for a while.

The Latin American Xchange (Homicide & Hernandez) vs. The Voodoo Kin Mafia (Kip & BG James) with Roxxi Laveaux.

Homicide started out with BG James, hitting a right hand, but BG shoved him into his corner for a double team.  Hernandez came in to break up the double team, but was taken out by the referee while Kip whipped Homicide hard into a corner and then hit a side slam.  BG tagged in and hit Homicide with some kicks.  BG kicked Homicide in the back and applied an armbar.  Kip tagged in and have Homicide a delayed vertical suplex for a two count. Kip applied a bear hug while on one knee.  Homicide broke out, but Kip grabbed the bearhug again. Homicide bit out of it, then Kip gave him an overhead belly to belly suplex.  BG tagged in, but Homicide got the hot tag to Hernandez, who hit VKM with a double slingshot clothesline.  LAX cleared the ring of Kip, and the referee escorted out Homicide while Hernandez set up BG for the Border Toss.  Roxxi got on the apron and threw powder in Hernandez' eyes.  Kip gave Hernandez the Fameasser for the pin.  However, Hector Guerrero came in and told the referee about the powder.  The match was restarted, Hernandez brawled with BG and Homicide rolled up Kip with a Victory Roll for the pin at the six minute mark.

Winners: LAX

LAX had some words with Guerrero before leaving.

The events leading to Eric Young vs. Rober Roode were shown.

Jeremy Borash interviewed Eric Young, who talked about all the times he has been humiliated in his life.  Borash told Young that this isn't high school, and that he's not a kid, and got him fired up for his match.  Kurt Angle entered, and told Borash that he didn't find Karen.  Young said that he saw Karen making out with her new guy.  Borash tried to calm Angle, and Angle said that "Dr. Nash is the only one who understands me".  Angle said he was going to go find Samoa Joe.

Humiliation Match - Eric Young vs. Robert Roode with Ms. Brooks

Roode attacked Young before the bell.  Young leapfrogged Roode and slid under him, then hit a Thesz Press and some right hands.  Young clotheslined Roode to the floor, then went outside and hit some punches.  Young threw Roode back into the ring, but was distracted by Brooks (he actually had to go around the ringpost because she was on the wrong side of the ring) who grabbed his leg as he got on the apron.  Roode knocked Young to the floor, then rammed him into the guard rail.  Roode punched Young and stomped him down, then choked him.  Roode backdropped Young, then hit a lariat in the corner for a two count. Roode then applied a chinlock, then a surfboard.  Young got out of it with a mulekick.  Young tried a leapfrog in the corner, but Roode caught it and hit a spinebuster.  Roode slammed Young, then pulled down his kneepad and went to the second rope. Roode nailed the kneedrop and got a two count, then another two count. Roode argued with the referee.  Young and Roode traded punches, and they knocked each other down.  They both got up, and Young ran into a Roode elbow, but came back with a backdrop.  Young grabbed a crucifix for a two count.  Young got another two with a belly to belly suplex, but Roode then raked his eyes and went to the top rope.  A blinded Young stumbled into the ropes, and Roode slipped and was crotched on the top rope.  Brooks ran in, but Young grabbed her and catapulted her head first into Roode's groin.  Young lifted Brooks and Roode into a fireman's carry, but Roode slipped off and kicked Young, so he dropped Brooks.  Young rolled up Roode for a two count.  Roode hit a blockbuster for a two count.  Brooks tried to give Roode brass knucks, pretty much right in font of the referee, but dropped them.  They did a distraction bit, and Brooks threw the knucks to Roode. Roode decked Young with the knucks and put them in his trunks.  Roode covered Young for the pin at the ten minute mark.

Winner: Robert Roode.

Roode got on the mic and said it was time to humiliate Young.  Gail Kim came out and tried to stop them, but Roode grabbed her.  Kim slapped Roode, and Brooks attacked her.  Brooks held Kim for a punch by Roode, but Kim ducked and Roode nailed Brooks.  Roode choked Kim, and Young kicked Roode in the gonads.  Roode, holding his package, started stumbling up the aisle.  Young got on the mic and said he told everyone he wasn't going to get tarred and feathered.  Young and Kim then tarred (syruped) and feathered Brooks.  Roode saw what was happening, but just waved it off and left while Brooks was sitting on the floor, covered in feathers, screaming.

A video package on Dustin Rhodes and how "Black Reign" is his evil personality was shown.

Crystal interviewed Chris Harris.  Harris said he didn't take Dustin's spot, Dustin lost it on his own, while Harris was earning his.  Harris said he was tired of "has-beens" getting in the way of his future.

Chris Harris vs. Black Reign.

Reign entered from the opposite entrance than the one he was expected it, and ambushed Harris from behind.  Reign has silver and black facepaint, and a vinyl baggy outfit that is black with silver tribal designs.  Harris was busted open as Reign rammed him into the guardrail.  Reign kept pounding Harris around ringside, then knocked down the referee as he tried to break things up.  Reign pulled a cover off the turnbuckle connector, then rammed Harris into it.  Reign pulled Harris into the ring and gave him a neckbreaker.  A second referee came in, and Reign clotheslined him. Reign hit Harris with some right hands, then moaned in his face.  Reign set up Harris for the old Shattered Dreams kick, but then stopped and gave him a bulldog instead.  Reign choked Harris with his own handcuffs.  Referee number three, Earl Hebner, came out, and was shoved away.  Reign bit Harris' head.  Hebner called for the DQ at the five minute mark.

Winner via DQ: Chris Harris.

Reign handcuffed the bloody Harris in the corner and pounded him.  A few security guards ran in, but Reign knocked them all away.  Reign then took a cane that has a hand holding a knife as the top piece and sat on the top rope, over the body of Harris.  Reign rammed the cane into Harris' head, but not the knife part.  Kaz, Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt ran out and stood between Harris and Reign.  Reign slowly backed up and left.

The events leading to The Steiners vs. Team 3D were shown.

Crystal interviewed the Steiner Brothers. The Steiners said Team 3D would go out in a blaze of glory, just like ECW.  The Steiners were with Kohei Suwama, who Scott noted he would be teaming with in the future.

Jeremy Borash interviewed Team 3D, who mocked Scott Steiner's injury in Puerto Rico. Team 3D said they no longer had any respect for the Steiners.

The Steiner Brothers vs. Team 3D

Suwama didn't come out with the Steiners.  DeVon choked Rick at the start and hit some right hands.  DeVon missed a clothesline and Rick hit a powerslam.  Brother Ray came in, but Rick bit him on the leg.  Scott backdropped Ray and Devon. Team 3D went to the floor, and the Steiners did their old pose. Team 3D went to leave, but the Steiners went after him.  They brawled at ringside, with the Steiners getting the better of it.  Rick threw Brother Ray into the ring, but Ray poked Rick in the eyes.  Scott tagged in and locked up with Ray.  Ray missed a punch and Scott hit some chops.  Scott hit Ray with a clothesline, then dropped an elbow.  Scott did his pushups instead of going for a cover.  Ray fought back with a chop and a sideslam. Devon tagged in, but Scott hit them with a double clothesline.  Devon ran into a Scott boot and Scott hit a belly to belly suplex.  Rick tagged in and hit Devon with some crossface shots.  Scott tagged in and booted Devon in the face, but Ray grabbed Scott's arm and yanked it across the top rope.  Devon then kicked Steiner, right where Steiner's scar is.  Devon stood on Scott's side, and Ray yanked at his arm and hit his side from ringside.

Devon put Scott in an abdominal stretch.  Ray ran in and took a shot at him when the referee went to stop Rick from running in.  Ray tagged in and pounded the scar.  Rick ran in and hit Ray with right hands, but Hebner forced him out of the ring.  Devon tagged in, but missed an avalanche.  Scott gave Ray a clothesline and tagged in Rick.  Rick went to work on both men, hitting a Steinerline on D-Von and backdropping both opponents.  Rick gave both men overhead belly to belly suplexes.  Rick put Devon on the top rope and tagged in Scott.  Rick went to work on Brother Ray on the floor and Scott gave Devon a second rope overhead belly to belly suplex for a two count.  Scott pounded Devon in a corner, but Ray came in and hit Steiner in the back.  Ray put Scott on his shoulders and Devon hit the Doomsday Device for a two count.  Rick came in, and Ray slammed him.  They went for the What's Up headbutt on Rick, but Scott broke it up.  Scott knocked Ray down and went to Devon, who was sitting on the top rope.  Scott gave Devon a top rope Frankensteiner, to a huge pop (from a crowd that wasn't really reacting to much to this point).  Scott put Devon in a Steiner Recliner, but Ray broke it up.  Ray and Devon gave Scott Steiner a neckbreaker/back suplex combo.  Team 3D set up for 3D on Rick, but Rick gave Devon a Steinerline and suplexed Ray.  Scott picked up Devon on his shoulders and Rick hit a top rope bulldog for the clean pin at the eleven minute mark.

Winners: The Steiner Brothers.

Kurt Angle came into Kevin Nash's office and slumped on a couch.  Nash said there are more important things than his family ... like him.  Nash said Kurt was the "A&P Champion in Japan", the TNA Champion, and he was going to beat Samoa Joe.  Nash told Angle he needed the "Eye Of The Tiger".  Angle got psyched up, but as soon as Nash left, he slumped back on the couch and started crying.

In the ring, Mike Tenay introduced Pacman Jones, who had an elaborate video entrance.  Some ringside fans made it "rain" fake money as he came out.  Jones refused to shake hands with Mike Tenay.  Tenay asked Jones why he was coming into wrestling.  Jones said because he loved it as a kid.  Tenay asked why he came to TNA, and Jones said it was because TNA is a "trendsetter", like him.  Tenay asked what his goal in TNA is, and Jones said to show he is a "team player".  Ron Killings came out on the rampway and welcomed Jones to the "snakepit".  Killings said professional wrestling is not a "team sport", it is all about individuality.  Jones took off his T-shirt.  Killings said wrestling is about "who is going to screw who first" and said in this business no one has your back.  Killings said that Jones' contract prevented him from touching anyone.  Killings said "Ain't that a bitch?" and some fans started a "He's a bitch!" chant.  Killings said that because of that contract, Jones won't be beating anyone up, but he better watch out, because there was a locker room of wrestlers that want to beat him up, and Killings said he was on the top of the list.  Jones said that there was nothing but "space and opportunity" between the two of them.  Fans chanted "Shut the f*** up".  Killings was tackled by security as he approached the ring and dragged off.  Jones said security should let him go, then said Killings "Didn't want any of this". Jones then left.  With the exception of those that were chanting, the crowd was apathetic to the whole thing.

Crystal interviewed Christian Cage, AJ Styles and Tyson Tomko.  Christian said that he wasn't bleeding tonight, and said he would hold Sting, Abyss and Martin responsible if AJ bleeds one drop.  Christian walked off.  Styles said to Tomko that he wouldn't be bleeding, and pulled out a box of Band-Aids.  Tomko explained that Band-Aids stop bleeding, they don't prevent it.

They cut backstage, and Pacman Jones has apparently been "laid out", holding his shoulder.  Don West said he had blood near his eye, but I didn't notice that, and soon security was blocking the shot.  Tenay and West noted what Killings has said earlier about the locker room wanting a piece of Jones.  So, now we all know how they got around the "no physical contact" problem.

Doomsday Chamber Of Blood (Steel Cage with Barbed Wire roof, you must be bleeding before you can be pinned or forced to submit, winner to receive future World Title match) - Sting, Abyss & “The Punisherâ€Â Andrew Martin vs. Christian Cage, AJ Styles & Tomko.

Christian, Styles and Tomko attacked Abyss as he made his entrance.  Martin then ran out and started throwing opponents around.  Tomko got in the cage and dared Martin to come in.  The lights went out, and when they came back on, Sting was in the ring with a chair.  He blasted Tomko with it.  Tomko and Sting exited the cage, and Abyss and Styles got in it.  Sting and Tomko were fighting on the floor, and Tonko was already bleeding.  Styles kicked Abyss out of the ring, then dove out of the cage onto Abyss.  Good thing the cage has a really big door.  The brawl at ringside continued.  Martin and Cage made it into the cage, while at ringside Tomko rammed the cage door into Sting's face.  Martin gave Christian and big boot and a pumphandle slam, but since Christian isn't bleeding, the pin didn't count.

They cut backstage, and showed Pacman Jones, in a neckbrace, being stretchered onto an ambulance.

Back to the match, Abyss was throwing Cage into the cage, but Tomko used a chair to take down Abyss and Martin.  The heels tried to keep Sting from entering the cage, and Tomko knocked him to the floor with a big boot.  Styles and Christian locked the cage door, so Sting was stuck outside.  Tomko, Styles and Christian worked over Abyss and Martin. Christian used a shard of broken glass to cut open Abyss in the forehead and arm.  Christian covered Abyss for a two count.  Tomko hit Martin with a chairshot.  I don't see Sting around ringside.  

Tomko powerslammed Martin.  Styles wedged a chair between two turnbuckles. Abyss was a bloody mess.  Martin fought back against three opponents.  Sting came out with a pair of wire cutters and climbed the cage.  Sting started cutting away the barbed wire.  Styles and Tomko tried to stop him, but Sting climbed into the cage.  Sting gave Styles a facecrusher off the top rope.  Sting threw Christian into Tomko and gave them a Stinger Splash.  Sting gave Styles a Stinger Splash.  Sting went for the Scorpion on Christian, but Tomko broke it up with a chair shot.  Tomko gave Abyss a chokeslam, then Styles and Christian gave Abyss top rope splashes.  Christian covered Abyss, but he kicked out.  Christian dumped a back of broken glass in the ring.  Abyss grabbed Christian for a chokeslam, but Tomko hit him with a chair.  Martin kicked the chair into the face of Tomko.  Christian climbed out of the cage.  Styles tried to do the same, but was caught and thrown into the chair that he had wedged in the buckles earlier. Abyss gave Styles the Black Hole Slam into the broken glass and got the pin at the ten minute mark.  They kept cutting to Christian, watching from the aisle, as Styles was pinned.

Winners: Abyss, Sting & Andrew Martin.  Abyss receives a World Title match at the next PPV.

The events leading to the main event were shown.

Crystal interviewed Samoa Joe, who said "the worst of things happen to the worst of people".  Joe said Kurt Angle had to ask himself "Is it still great to be Kurt Angle?"

TNA World Champion & fake IWGP Champion Kurt Angle vs. X-Division Champion & TNA Tag Team Champions Samoa Joe - Winner Takes All

Angle slowly walked to the ring, dropping one of his title belts at one point, looking defeated. Samoa Joe came out with the Samoan dancers.  Karen Angle isn't at ringside yet. They did the "big fight" introductions.

Joe backed Angle into the ropes on the initial lockup, but Angle took Joe down with a headlock.  Joe shoved off the headlock and hit a shoulderblock.  Angle shoved Joe, but Joe shoved Angle to the mat.  Angle rolled out of the ring and looked like he was going to cry.  Karen Angle and her boyfriend, champagne in hand, came out and sat at ringside.  Angle yelled something at them, then reentered the ring.  Angle took Joe down with an overhead wristlock, but Joe powered up, only for Angle to pull down Joe by the hair.  Angle left the ring as an angry Joe got up.  Angle reentered the ring, and Joe put him in a headlock.  Angle put Joe in a wristlock and pulled him down by the hair again.  Again, Angle went to the floor to avoid an angry Joe.  Karen Angle kissed her boyfriend at ringside.  Angle went into an overhead wristlock with Joe, and Joe shoved Angle down this time before Angle could grab the hair.  Joe put Angle in a side headlock, using Angle's singlet to prevent Angle from shoving it off.  Angle made the ropes to break the hold, then pulled down his straps.  

Angle hit a punch to the head, then Joe hit a sunset flip.  Joe pulled down Angle's trunks, and Angle's bare ass was exposed to the crowd.  Angle left the ring and went to ringside to argue with his wife.  She threw the glass of champagne into his face.  Joe came out and chopped Angle, then threw him into the ring for a kick, a chop and a kneedrop for a two count.  Joe hit a series of right hands, then side stepped an Angle charge and Angle ran shoulder first into the ringpost. Joe hit some punches in the corner, then face washed him with the boot.  Joe then nailed the running kick to the head.  Joe chopped Angle in the corner, but Angle ducked a shot and hit a German suplex.  Angle hit an uppercut and a series of punches. Angle hit a vertical suplex for a two count, then applied a chinlock.  Joe fought up, but Angle gave him a pair of German suplexes.  Angle went for a third, but Joe reversed and flipped Angle with a German suplex of his own.  

Then two men traded punches, then Joe hit a pair of elbows and a pair of clotheslines.  Angle came back with an uppercut, but Samoa Joe snapped him with a powerslam for a two count.  Angle elbowed a charging Joe and went to the second rope, but Joe jumped up with a kick to the head for a two count.  Angle raked Joe's eyes and hit a German suplex.  Karen and her boyfriend were shown drinking with linked arms.  Angle went for an Olympic Slam, but Joe blocked it and hit some punches.  Angle whipped Joe into a corner, but then ran into a uranage for a two count.  Joe set up for a Muscle Buster, but Angle turned it into a sunset flip and grabbed an Ankle Lock.  Joe turned it and rammed Angle into the corner.  Joe applied the Kokina Clutch, but Angle dropped down into the ankle lock.  Joe kicked it off and grabbed a small package for a two count.  Angle kicked Joe in the gut and hit the Olympic Slam for a two count.  Angle hit Joe with a forearm and sat him on the top rope.  Angle went for a second rope belly to belly suplex, but Joe headbutted Angle to the mat. Joe went to stand on the top rope, but Angle ran up the ropes and hit a belly to belly suplex off the top for a two count.

Angle yelled something to his wife at ringside.  Angle went to the top rope for a moonsault, but Joe rolled out of the way.  Joe sat Angle on a top rope, hit a chop, then grabbed the Muscle Buster for a 2.999999 count. Joe grabbed the Kokina Clutch, but Angle bit Joe's hand to break the hold and grabbed the ankle lock.  Joe rolled over, pulled Angle down towards him by his trunks, and grabbed the Kokina Clutch again.  Angle got his foot on the bottom rope to break the hold. Joe hit a series of punches to Angle in the corner.  Fans were chanting "This is Awesome".   Angle tried to reverse a whip, but ended up colliding with the referee.  Joe applied the Kokina Clutch, and Angle tapped out, but there was no referee to see it.  Angle hit Joe with a low blow. Both men down on the mat.

Karen Angle came up to ringside with a chair and gestured for Joe to take it.  As Joe reached for it, she pulled it away and smiled.  Angle chopblocked Joe in the back of the leg.  Angle blasted Joe with the chair in the head, woke up the referee, and got the pin at the eighteen minute mark.

Winner: Kurt Angle.

Kurt Angle, Karen Angle and the boyfriend all celebrated together in the ring. Kurt Angle is now the TNA World Champion, X-Division Champion, TNA Tag Team Champions and fake IWGP Champion.  They quickly went off the air, with Mike Tenay noting that Angle will have to defend against Abyss next month at No Surrender.

2008 - WWE released three developmental talents stationed in FCW today - Charles "The Hammer" Evans, Brad Attitude and Matt O'Neal.  Evans worked Wrestlemania 24 as part of Floyd Mayweather's crew and was a former OVW Tag champ with Justin LaRouche, who now works as Bam Neely.  O'Neal was one of the former football players Ty Bailey had hired.  I believe all of those hires have been released now.  Brad Attitude made occasional WWE TV appearances over the years, losing squash matches to Bobby Lashley on Velocity in 2006 and Mark Henry on Smackdown.

2008 - Colt Cabana made his WWE main roster debut as Scotty Goldman during a Smackdown taping in Norfolk, VA.

2008 - WWE broadcast ECW on Sci Fi.  Mike Odd filed the following TV report:

ECW comes to you tonight from Norfolk, VA.
 
Match # 1
Tommy Dreamer vs. Colin Delaney
Extreme Rules Match
 
Tommy Dreamer enters the ring with a grocery cart full of assorted metal.  Colin Delaney reluctantly joins him in the ring.  Colin tries to run away but trips.  Dreamer follows him up the ramp.  Delaney attacks the hand after Dreamer misses a punch and hits the steel post.  Tommy and Colin go back and forth.  Your usual hardcore match.  The end comes when Delaney misses a leg drop off the top rope and Dreamer hits him with a DDT on a stop sign.
 
Winner - Tommy Dreamer
 
The Miz and Morrison are interviewed backstage and they recap The Dirt Sheet from last week.  They say they don't have to worry about Mark Henry and Matt Hardy because they are the greatest tag team in the world.  We go to commercial.
We come back with the Smackdown Rebound.
 
Match # 2
Evan Bourne vs. Bam Neely
 
Bam Neely's still selling Edge's attacks from Friday; apparently, he has a concussion.  Evan Bourne gets in early offense.  He's overpowered by Neely but uses his speed to come back.  Bam Neely takes control and peppers Bourne with a variety of punches and kicks.  Bam Neely gets a 2 count and traps Bourne in a chin lock.  Bourne fights out but is once again overpowered by Neely.  Bourne hits a Standing Moonsault onto Neely for a two count then hits a huge DDT followed by a beautiful Shooting Star Press for the 3 count.
 
Winner - Evan Bourne
 
Estrada comes into Teddy Long's dressing room and makes him sign his ECW contract.  Long announces Estrada's first official match in ECW will be against Finlay and that match will be next.  We go to commercial.

 
Match # 3
Finlay vs. Armando Estrada
 
The match begins with Finlay using his rough neck style to dominate.  Mike Knox is seen waiting rather impatiently on the stage.  Finlay notices him but does not let up on the beating on Estrada.  Finlay hits a modified Vader Bomb on Estrada.  Estrada takes advantage of Mike Knox's distraction.  Estrada beats on Finlay for a while.  Finlay makes the come back with the crowd's support and hits the Celtic Cross for the 3 count.
 
Winner - Finlay
 
Finlay invites Mike Knox into the ring.  Knox respectfully declines by walking away.  We go to commercial.

Teddy Long and Tiffany are shown drinking champagne.  They're joined by the undefeated Ricky Ortiz who shows Teddy Long his new T-Shirt design.  Next week Ortiz is going to face a new superstar; Ortiz guarantees that next week he will be 4-0.
 
The WWE Slam of the Week is Cena and Batista fighting last night in the closing moments of Raw.  I guess that's a nice way of doing a Raw Rebound when there wasn't much to recap from Raw.  They run down the Summerslam card again.
 
Matt Hardy and Mark Henry are shown backstage.  Hardy is expressing his concern over teaming with his opponent at Summerslam.  Mark Henry says no matter what he's going to run right through Matt Hardy.  We go to commercial.

Match # 4
 
Main Event
Mizorrison vs. Matt Hardy and Mark Henry
 
John Morrison once again defies the laws of space and time on his way to the ring.  Mark Henry tells Matt Hardy to stay back as he starts the match with Morrison.  Henry completely overpowers Morrison then drags Miz into the ring.  Matt Hardy comes in and takes The Miz out.  Henry throws out Morrison, Hardy and Henry stare down and we go to commercial.

We're back and the commentators explain that the match was one sided during the break favoring Henry and Hardy.  Henry tags Hardy in and Morrison tags in The Miz.  Matt Hardy hits the Miz with a Bulldog and gets a 2 count.   Miz and Hardy go outside where Miz throws Hardy into the steel steps and gains the advantage.  Miz tags in Morrison who goes to work on Matt Hardy.  Hardy makes a comeback with a Side Effect off the 2nd rope for a very awkward 3 count that Morrison very obviously kicked out of.
 
 
Winner - Matt Hardy and Mark Henry
 
Mark Henry clears out Mizorrison and tells the referee to raise Mark Henry's hand in victory.  He then raises Matt Hardy's arm with him and then delivers the Worlds Strongest Slam onto the ECW title.  Mark Henry laughs heartily as we go to credits.

2009 - Ashley Massaro posted on her twitter account that a plate in her leg (placed there when she suffered a spiral break) had dislodged and become abscessed, so she'll be having surgery soon to repair it.

2010 - TNA Broadcast their "Whole Fn' Show" special edition of TNA Impact on SpikeTV.  Stu carapola filed the following TV report:

Tonight, three title matches as well as a special surprise from Hulk Hogan!

But without further ado, let's head to the ring for our opening match...

TV Champion AJ Styles vs Kurt Angle

For the record, this is non-title. These guys have had some awesome, awesome matches in the past, I can't wait to see what they do here. Styles jumps Angle before the bell and tosses him to the floor, then goes out after him and continues the assault. AJ rams Angle into the apron as we see his new tattoo, but Angle catches him with an overhead belly to belly suplex out of nowhere and tosses AJ back in. Angle with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker gets 1 but AJ goes to the throat and rams Angle shoulderfirst into the ringpost, and Angle tumbles to the floor. AJ with a slingshot dive over the top onto Angle on the floor, then rolls Angle back in. Angle starts firing back and goes for a German Suplex, but Styles flips through and catches Angle with a sweet dropkick. AJ covers for 2 and then we HIT THE CHINLOCK! Angle escapes and picks the ankle, but AJ kicks him off and goes for a right, but Angle ducks and gets a back suplex and both men are down. The referee counts and Angle gets up first and starts running over AJ with clotheslines and then gets another overhead release suplex for 2. Angle ducks a right and hits the Rolling Germans and covers for 2. Angle goes for the Ankle Lock but AJ kicks him off into the corner. AJ tries a charge and gets backdropped to the apron but comes back in with a springboard forearm for 2. AJ goes for the Styles Clash but Angle backdrops out and goes for the Angle Slam and AJ escapes and hits the Pelle Kick for 2. AJ takes his time going up top and Angle runs underneath him and then hits a moonsault for 2. Wow, we don't see that out of him very often. Angle goes for the Ankle Lock again and gets it but AJ rolls through and Angle crashes into the second turnbuckle. AJ tries another springboard from the apron but Angle shakes the top rope and AJ crashes down. Angle tries to suplex him back in but AJ escapes and hits the moonsault/deathdrop for 2. AJ argues with the ref, allowing Angle to come from behind and hit the Angle Slam for 2. Angle goes for another German Suplex and AJ tries to lowblow him with a mule kick, but Angle dodges and takes AJ down into the Ankle Lock, grapevines the leg, and AJ taps.

Winner: Kurt Angle

Great opener! Up next, Angelina Love challenges Madison Rayne for the Knockouts Title, and we're at commercial. Great opening segment!

Knockouts Title Match: Madison Rayne vs Angelina Love

Angelina goes after Madison but Madison hides behind the ref and cheapshots Angelina. Angelina weathers the storm and fires back, but Madison sends Angelina into the corner, blocks the foot on a charge, and just slams Angelina on the back of her head, then climbs on top of her and starts ramming the back of her head into the mat, then hits a swinging neckbreaker, straddles Angelina's shoulders, and repeatedly humps Angelina's head into the mat and covers for 2. Madison stops to argue with the ref about the count, then turns around into a jawbreaker from Angelina, who follows that with a series of clotheslines and then a flying variety of the clothesline. Angelina with a bicycle kick as Dumpy Ass comes down to ringside on the bike and makes her way to ringside as the crowd starts chanting "Tara" at her. The ref goes over to tell Dumpy Ass to take a hike when Velvet Sky comes running out and cracks her from behind with a chair, then pulls off the motorcycle helmet to reveal...a mask underneath. The Dark Patriot angle! Dumpy Ass hightails it as Madison nails Angelina from behind with the belt and covers for 2, then Angelina comes back with a clothesline and covers Madison for the three count and the Knockouts Title.

Winner and NEW Knockouts Champion: Angelina Love

Velvet Sky stands smirking at ringside as Madison is flat on her back in the middle of the ring and Angelina celebrates her title win.

After another commercial break, we come back for the three way match...

Ken Anderson vs Matt Morgan vs The Pope

Anderson does his usual entrance while Morgan and Pope are already in the ring. Anderson and Pope go right after Morgan and double team him, ramming him into the corner and taking turns beating him up. They wrap Morgan's leg around the rope and attack it, and then Pope hits an STO and covers, Anderson breaks and tries his own cover, and then Pope pulls him off and tries again, and this goes on about five more times unitl Pope and Anderson have an uncomfortable staredown. Morgan breaks up the lovefest with a double goozle followed by a double clothesline that takes both men down. Morgan charges at Pope with a boot, but Pope moves and Morgan crotches himself. Pope accidentally elbows Anderson in the face as he goes to nail Morgan, but then nails Morgan anyway and sends him to the floor as Anderson kneels in the ring clutching his jaw. Pope goes to check on him and Anderson pops up and slugs him in the mouth, and they exchange blows until Anderson hits a Thesz Press and elbowdrop for 2. Anderson goes for a fireman's carry but Pope escapes and uppercuts him, then goes for the lungblower but Anderson escapes and hits a Flatliner and goes for a cover, but Morgan breaks it up and kicks Anderson for the floor, then capitalizes and covers Pope for the three count.

Winner: Matt Morgan

Still to come: Hulk Hogan has a special surprise, and Jeff Hardy has an open challenge, which will be answered next!

Jeff Hardy Open Challenge

And the mystery opponent is...Shannon Moore. Hardy looks shocked, and Moore takes a mic and says that tonight is a perfect opportunity to prove he can stand at the same level as Hardy, and no matter what happens here tonight, they're leaving as brothers. Hardy looks unimpressed, and I can't say I blame him. They shake hands and then tie up and Hardy shoves him off. Moore goes to a wristlock, Hardy reverses to one of his own and Moore cartwheels out and reverses to a side headlock. Hardy sends Moore off into the ropes and Moore takes him down with a shoulderblock and then they exchange armdrags and do the indy standoff. Another tieup and Moore takes Hardy to the corner and rams a series of shoulders into Hardy's midsection and then whips him across the ring, but Hardy leapfrogs over him and hits a reverse enziguiri. Moore goes to the corner and Hardy keeps trying to catch him with wild moves but Moore outruns him and Hardy misses something and sails out to the floor. Moore follows him out with a dive, then tosses Hardy back in the ring and catches him with a moonsault off the top for 2. Moore with a snap suplex for 2 and we HIT THE CHINLOCK! Hardy elbows his way out, then reverses a whip into the corner but gets backdropped to the apron. Moore tries to sunset flip Hardy to the floor, but Hardy hangs on so Moore changes position and yanks Hardy down by the ankles and Hardy crashes facefirst into the apron. Moore charges and Hardy backdrops him into the ropes, but Moore rebounds back and turns it into a tornado DDT, then rolls Hardy into the ring and covers him for 2, then goes back to the chinlock. Hardy again escapes and reverses into a short clothesline, but gets whipped to the corner. Hardy gets the feet up on a charge and hits the Whisper In The Wind for 2. Hardy with the Twist Of Fate, takes his shirt off, and goes up top for the Swanton, but Moore gets the knees up and covers for 2. Moore puts Hardy up top and tries for a top rope Frankensteiner, but Hardy holds on and Moore crashes to the mat. Hardy hits the Swanton and we have three.

Winner: Jeff Hardy

Hardy raises Moore's hand after the match. Still to come: the Motor City Machine Guns vs Beer Money in match five, Rob Van Dam defends the TNA World Title against Abyss, and Hulk Hogan has a special announcement!

Best Of Five Series Match Five - 2 Out Of 3 Falls: Motor City Machine Guns vs Beer Money

Storm and Sabin start and Storm goes right to the eyes and gets a wristlock, Sabin tries to escape but Roode turns it into a headlock, then they do a fast paced sequence off the ropes and then a series of pinfall attempts and then each go for a kick at the same time and catch each other's boot...and slowly put them down and back off. The fans pop huge as Shelley and Roode tag in and the crowd starts chanting for Shelley. Roode takes Shelley to the corner and takes a cheapshot, but Shelley fires back and gets thumbed in the eyes. Shelley off the ropes and Roode tries a drop down, but Shelley elbowdrops him and then hits a flying headscissors, then unloads with a chop. Shelley comes off the ropes and Roode gets a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for 2, then goes for an O'Connor Roll, but Shelley tags as he hits the ropes and Sabin comes in and kicks him in the face, Storm tries to come in but the MCMGs hit a fast series of double team moves that sends Storm to the floor and puts Roode down for 2. Roode recovers and tags out to Storm, who doesn't have much luck either until Roode grabs Sabin's ankle from the floor and allows Storm to hit a running boot to the head. Roode comes in without making a legal tag, and the ref calls him on it, but then Roode tags out to Storm. Whatever. Storm fires away on Sabin in the corner and tags back out to Roode and they hit a slam/elbowdrop/kneedrop combo for 2. Sabin starts to fight back and leapfrogs a whip into the corner then tries to make the tag, Roode grabs his ankle and tries to pull him back, but Sabin hits an enziguiri and makes the hot tag. Shelley gives Roode a Flatliner into the second turnbuckle and then bulldogs Roode as he clotheslines Storm and covers Roode for 2. Shelley with a Flatliner/DDT combo on Beer Money and covers Roode for 2. MCMGs fire Storm to the apron and Shelley comes over the top with a double stomp, then hits a springboard dropkick to send Roode to the floor and they hit stereo dives onto Beer Money. This is way more difficult to recap than you have any idea. Storm recovers and DDTs Sabin on the apron as Shelley goes up top, Roode tries to stop him but gets knocked off into the middle of the ring. Roode dodgs the double stomp and Beer Money hits a gutbuster/lungblower/DWI combo and Beer Money takes the first fall.

The second fall begins immediately and Roode starts putting the boots to Shelley and covers for 1. Tag out to Storm, who comes in and nails Shelley in the jaw with a right. Beer Money with a double suplex on Shelley and then stop to play to the crowd, but while they were wasting time Shelley made the hot tag to Sabin, who comes in with a double dropkick off the top rope. They send Storm to the floor and give Roode the double stomp/neckbreaker combo to even it up at one fall apiece.

And the third fall begins right away. Sabin goes for a punt to Roode's head on the floor, but Roode catches the foot and yanks Sabin to the floor, then pops back in the ring and backdrops his partner onto Sabin. Shelley comes through the ropes with a sick dive, and then Roode follows that with a dive of his own and all four men are down on the floor and...wait, commercial break? Now? WHY????

After a well placed commercial for the MCMG-Beer Money double DVD, we come back to the third fall as Roode takes Sabin's head off with a clothesline. Shelley tries to fight back, but gets popped up into a spinning uranage for 2. Roode puts the boots to Shelley in the corner and tags in Storm, and they whip Shelley across the ring and then follow him in with a pair of running clotheslines. Storm puts Shelley up top and goes for a top rope superplex, but Shelley knocks him down into the Tree Of Woe and hits the top rope double stomp. The referee starts the double count and both men tag out, and Sabin comes in with a series of running forearms to Roode, then hits a Frankensteiner out of the corner and then dropkicks Storm off the apron. Sabin with a springboard tornado DDT for 2, then Roode goes to the eyes and tags out to Storm. Beer money go for a double team but Sabin fights his way out and kicks off of Storm and then Shelley comes in and they hit a snap Carnageplex for a very close 2. MCMGs with a series of superkicks and an enziguiri to Storm, but Roode comes in and wipes out Shelley and they hit a double DDT on Sabin, then counter Shelley's Sliced Bread #2 into a double team chinbreaker. Shelley rolls to the floor and Beer Money goes for the DWI, but Sabin escapes and Storm accidentally superkicks Roode, and the MCMGs hit the double stomp/neckbreaker combo again...and Storm kicks out! They go for it again...and this time it's a neckbreaker/top rope splash combo, and Shelley blocks Roode as Sabin covers Storm and finally that's enough to get the MCMGs the win. What a match!

Winners: Motor City Machine Guns

I'll say it right now, this is TNA Match Of The Year so far. Just unbelievable.

Still to come: Hulk Hogan's big announcement, and up next: Rob Van Dam defends the TNA World Title against Abyss in a Stairway To Janice Match!

Stairway To Janice Match for the TNA World Title: Rob Van Dam vs Abyss

And in case you weren't already aware, Eric Bischoff is the special referee for this match. Janice is hanging above the ring, and Abyss grabs the ladder and slides it into the ring as he makes his entrance and tries to climb up and grab Janice before RVD makes his entrance, so RVD comes running out and springboards off the top rope and kicks the ladder out from under Abyss. He climbs up and does a ten punch count in the corner, then hits a spinkick to wipe Abyss out. He folds up the ladder and rams it into the midsection of Abyss, then does it a second time. RVD with another spinkick and then he bulldogs Abyss onto the ladder and follows that up with Rolling Thunder, but Abyss moves and RVD crashes down onto the ladder. Oh, and wouldn't you know it, we have to take another commercial break as Abyss grabs the ladder from the floor and RVD baseball slides it into his chest.

We're back and Abyss has a ladder balanced between the ring apron and guardrail, and he and RVD are battling on the apron. Abyss goozles RVD, but RVD fights his way out and kicks him in the face, so Abyss clotheslines him over the top back into the ring. Abyss follows him in and grabs a second ladder, which he now rams into RVD's midsection as RVD did to him earlier on, then does it a second time. Abyss balances the ladder in front of RVD in the corner and goes for a charge, but RVD tosses the ladder into Abyss' face as he comes running in, then rams the ladder into Abyss in the corner and sets it up as a ramp, running up it to kick Abyss in the face, and then puts Abyss on top of the ladder and moonsaults onto him. RVD sets up the ladder in the corner and goes for a monkey flip on Abyss, but you knew that wasn't going to work, and Abyss powerbombs him out of the corner. Abyss sets up the ladder in the middle of the ring and tries to climb, but takes too long and RVD climbs up the other side and they go toe to toe on the top of the ladder. Abyss goozles RVD and chokeslams him off the ladder, but loses his balance and he tumbles to the mat as well. Abyss closes the ladder again and goes to the floor, and we get replays while Abyss takes a moment to pull a bag out from under the ring, and tonight it contains...wait for it...thumbtacks! OOOOH, and it has glass in it, too! Abyss puts RVD up top and goes for a superplex, but RVD sunset flips off the top and Abyss goes crashing down ass-first on the goodies. Looks like RVD might have gotten slightly stuck, too. RVD comes off the ropes but runs right into a boot from Abyss, who goes back under the ring, and behind door #2 is...a barbed wire board! he slides that into the ring and sets it up in the corner and tries to whip RVD into it, but RVD puts on the breaks, so Abyss charges him, RVD moves, and Abyss goes running facefirst into the board. Abyss sticks to it, so RVD comes off the top and jumpkicks the board into the face of Abyss, who goes down with the board on top of him. RVD, ever the innovator, comes off the ropes and hits Rolling Thunder onto the board on top of Abyss. Yeargh. RVD sets up the ladder and goes up, but Abyss tips the ladder over, causing RVD to fall down, catch himself on the top rope, and then crash facefirst into the ladder. That looked really, really nasty. Abyss sets up the ladder and goes up...and he gets Janice. We see Dixie Carter and Terry Taylor standing in the crowd looking very concerned. Abyss shoves the ladder out of the way and goes to the floor and tosses RVD back in...right into the glass and thumbtacks. What a sadist. Abyss pounds him down in the corner and grabs Janice, and he does the YOU at RVD and swings at him, but RVD moves and Abyss sticks Janice in the top turnbuckle. While Abyss is busy trying to free her, RVD goes to the floor and grabs a chair, which he uses to massage the back of Abyss, and then tosses it to Abyss and hits the Van Daminator. Abyss is down in the corner, so he puts the barbed wire board on top of him, grabs a chair, and hits a coast to coast Van Terminator with a chair, into the board, into Abyss, and Dixie Carter is standing ringside applauding! She's not supposed to do that! RVD goes up top and hits the Five Star Notebook Splash and covers for the hard fought win.

Winner: Rob Van Dam

Ye gads, that was really brutal and really awesome all at the same time. Bischoff played no part whatsoever and was completely unnecessary to this match. RVD sets up the ladder in the middle of the ring and climbs up to celebrate and hold up the title to the crowd. Oh wait, Hulk Hogan's music hits and here he comes to deliver his surprise...after this commercial break!

Okay, we're back and Hogan is in the ring with RVD, and he says that everyone knows there's a reason RVD is the leader of TNA, and says he's never seen a champion like RVD, and he's going to take the company all the way to the top. When he saw RVD take on Sabu, who Hogan considers the most dangerous man in the business, it made Hogan realize he has all the bases covered, and that's why TNA is the #1 company in the wrestling business today. He says Hardcore Justice made TNA raise the bar, and he has to thank Dixie Carter for taking him somewhere he's never been before. When he saw RVD in the ring with all the great athletes of EV2.0 and they taught him what hardcore was all about, his level of respect went to the top for RVD and his band of gypsies. Okay. With all that being said, Dixie Carter invited all of EV2.0 here to watch RVD's match, and right now, Hogan would like to invite them all out to the ring. They come out led by a suit-clad Tommy Dreamer, along with Stevie Richards, Team 3D, Sabu and Fonzie, the FBI, Mick Foley, and Rhino. Hogan said that when he came to TNA, he was looking for that higher ground where even Hogan has never been before, and he says that Tommy Dreamer and his band of misfits brought TNA there, and he's going to bow down and give them his ring, and he hands the mic to Dreamer and leaves. Dreamer says that they raised the bar on Sunday, and tonight, the MCMGs, Beer Money, RVD and Abyss showed that the bar was raised even more. Dreamer said that to keep the ball rolling, he'd like to thank Dixie Carter again, and to his friends in EV2.0, it was an honor to do it one last time and thanks them for the show they put on, and for Sunday night at Hardcore Justice, Dreamer wants to thank the fans. RVD kisses him on the cheek for added effect...but wait, the lights go out and when they come back up...Foley's down in the ring and Fortune and Matt Morgan lay out the ECW guys! Raven runs out to try and help, but James Storm cracks him in the head with a beer bottle. The Sandman comes out of the crowd and stops to play to the fans, and AJ Styles attacks him from behind as Storm gouges Raven's head open with a shard from the bottle. Abyss comes back out and drags RVD to the floor and tosses him into the crowd. Ric Flair comes strolling out of the back with a big smile on his face as we go backstage to a shot of Abyss, blood-covered Janice in hand, stands over Rob Van Dam, who is COVERED with blood. Flair goes over to Dixie in the crowd and yells that she brought this on herself and tries to go after he. We see shots of blood covered ECW originals as we go off the air.

That. Was. Awesome. Amazing show, 'nuff said. See you next week.

2010 - WWE broadcast WWE Superstars on WGN.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We start off this week’s show with the Raw brand and your announcers are Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler.

Match Number One: The Usos with Tamina versus Yoshi Tatsu and Goldust

Goldust and Jimmy start things off and Goldust with a side head lock and shoulder tackle for a near fall. Goldust with an arm drag into an arm bar and he tags in Yoshi. Yoshi with a chop from the turnbuckles to the arm followed by more chops. Yoshi gets a near fall. He continues the attack with an arm drag into an arm bar and then he tags Goldust back in. Goldust with punches to Jimmy and Jimmy with a forearm as he tags in Jey. Goldust with an arm drag to Jey. Yoshi tags back in and Goldust with a reverse atomic drop followed by a leaping spin kick by Yoshi for a near fall. Goldust tags back in and hits the drop down uppercut. Goldust with an arm bar. Goldust with knees to the arm as he works over Jey. Jey with punches to Goldust but Goldust with the leaping butt bump and a clothesline that sends Jey over the top rope to the floor. Jimmy tries to interfere but Goldust throws him over the top rope to the floor as we go to commercial.

We are back and Jey has Yoshi in a reverse chin lock. We see footage from the break when Yoshi was sent into the ringside barrier. Yoshi with a chop but Jey stops Yoshi. Jimmy tags back in and they hit a double back elbow followed by a double elbow drop for a near fall. Jimmy with punches to Yoshi and he gets another near fall. Jimmy with a reverse chin lock. Jimmy with a knee and he tries for a sunset flip but Yoshi rolls through and kicks Jimmy. Yoshi falls inches from his corner but he is able to make the tag to Goldust. Goldust with clotheslines to Jey followed by another drop down uppercut and reverse atomic drop and bulldog. Goldust goes to the corner and he punches Jey. Goldust with a power slam for a near fall. Jey breaks up the cover and Yoshi with a drop kick but he misses a pescado. Jey misses a superkick but Goldust sets for the Curtain Call but Tamina gets on the apron and Jey hits the super kick. Jimmy tags in and hits the splash from the top turnbuckle for the three count.

Winners: The Usos

We take a look back at this week’s NXT and the most recent elimination.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Did You Know that WWE Television is watched by more than 15 million people in the US each week.

It is time for the Smackdown half of the show and your announcers are Matt Striker and Todd Grisham.

Match Number Two: Chris Masters versus Chavo Guerrero

They lock up and Masters backs Chavo into the corner and he gives a clean break. Masters then does the Pectacular and Chavo tries to punch Masters but Masters tries to get Chavo into the Master Lock but Chavo gets to the floor. Chavo with a kick to Masters but Masters with a clothesline and kick followed by a suplex and elbow drop for a near fall. Chavo with a kick and drop kick to the knee followed by punches in the corner. Chavo chokes Masters with his boot after the referee warns him. Chavo with a Latino uppercut and punches as the referee warns him one more time. Masters with chops and kicks to Chavo. Chavo tries for a cross body but Masters catches him and hits a fallaway slam. Chavo rolls to the floor.

Masters goes after Chavo and sends him into the ringside barrier. They return to the ring but Chavo with a drop kick that knocks Masters off the apron. Chavo waits for Masters to get up and he hits a senton splash from the apron and we go to commercial.

We are back and Chavo with a reverse chin lock and he stomps on Masters’s shoulder. Chavo with a slingshot senton from the apron and he gets a near fall. Chavo with a forearm to the back followed by forearms. Masters with a punch and then we see Masters take control but Chavo tries for a crucifix but Masters holds on and turns it into a Samoan drop. Chavo sends Masters into the turnbuckles and then he chokes Masters with his boots in the corner. Chavo with an arm bar in the ropes and the referee warns him one more time. Chavo with a Latino uppercut but Masters with a chop. Chavo with a snap mare and body scissors. Masters is able to get a mount on Chavo and he punches Chavo and then catapults him into the turnbuckles. Masters with punches and chops. Chavo with a kick but Masters with a reverse atomic drop. Masters with clotheslines followed by a spinebuster.

Masters waits for Chavo to get up for the Master Lock but Chavo with a kick and he hits one of the Three Amigos. Masters counters with a jackhammer and he gets a near fall. Masters with a chop but Chavo with a kick. Masters with forearms and he puts Chavo on the turnbuckles. Masters with a chop but Chavo with forearms. Masters goes for a superplex but Chavo holds on to the ropes. Chavo drops Masters on the top rope as he goes to the floor. Chavo goes up top and he hits the frog splash for the three count.

Winner: Chavo Guerrero

We go to commercial and it is time to take a look at the situation between John Cena and Nexus.

We run through the card for SummerSlam.

Match Number Three: Michelle McCool with Layla and Kaval versus Kelly Kelly

They lock up and Michelle with a fireman’s carry for a near fall. Michelle with a hammer lock and Kelly tries to reverse and Kelly with a flying mare and drop toe hold and shoulder tackle. Kelly sends Michelle to the mat and slams her head into the mat. Michelle sends Kelly into the turnbuckles and then Michelle works on the arm. Michelle with a hammer lock and then Michelle sends Kelly to the mat. Michelle with kicks to the back as she waits to attack Kelly. Michelle uses the ropes to work on the arm and the referee warns her. Michelle returns to the hammer lock but Kelly with a cross body for a near fall. Michelle uses Kelly’s head to help her do push ups and then she gets a near fall. Michelle continues to work on the wrist. Kelly with knees to try to get out of the hold but it is not enough. Michelle with a kick to the shoulder while the referee checks on Kelly.

Michelle with another kick to the shoulder while Layla shows her approval. Kelly with a kick and Thesz Press and slams Michelle’s head to the mat. Kelly with a clothesline or two followed by a kick. Kelly with a head scissors take down but she misses a charge into the corner. Kelly with a knee and she tries for the victory roll but Michelle drops her on the mat. Michelle with the McCool Clash for the three count.

Winner: Michelle McCool

After the match, Michelle and Layla hold up their multi-piece Women’s title belt over their heads.

2011 - Juggalo Championship Wrestling held their Legends and Icons iPPV.  David Tees filed the following report:

We are live to tape from the 2011 Gathering Of The Juggalo’s in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois and this event has a ton of wrestling’s greatest stars on the card…so let’s get to the action!!!

The JCW MC is pumping up the crowd by going over tonight’s card and then he introduces Mick Foley as his color commentary partner tonight. I should mention that the steel cage has been set up, so it appears that Tito Santana and Greg Valentine will kick off the event. Mick Foley talks about the events unique atmosphere and he demands the fans chant “Cactus Sack” for a little while. Mick Foley then talks about all the legendary wrestlers that are backstage and they throw it backstage to Bill Apter.

Bill Apter is backstage and he’s got Tito Santana with him, Tito Santana says that he will neer forget that Greg Valentine was responsible for his surgery and destroying the WWE Intercontinental Title.

Steel Cage Match: Tito Santana vs. Greg “The Hammer” Valentine

The match kicks off with Valentine immediately attacking Santana with forearm smashes, Valentine tries to smash Santana’s head into the cage and fails. They battle back and forth until Santana starts ramming Valentine’s head into the cage wall, Santana then rakes the head of Valentine on the cage. Santana continues punishing Valentine with punches and stomps, Valentine is cut open and he regains the advantage by chopping Santana in the corner. Valentine goes for the figure four leg lock on Santana and he gets shoved away, Santana and Valentine exchange some more punches until Santana gets the edge. Santana then stomps Valentine directly in the testicles, Valentine then counters a Santana figure four attempt into a small package for a two count. Valentine then cradles Santana with his feet on the ropes for a three count.

Winner: Greg “The Hammer” Valentine

After the match, Greg Valentine gave Tito Santana the PWI “Most Hated Wrestler” award plaque and Tito Santana smashes it.

Not a bad match at all, but I find it interesting that the steel cage match kicked off the IPPV event.

The JCW ring crew is taking down the cage while shots of the crowd are shown along with Mick Foley talking about the legends appearing tonight. Mick Foley says that it took him thirteen hours to get to the event and he also plugs the “Countdown To Lockdown” book.

Bill Apter is backstage with The Headbangers, who announces that they are in the battle royal and they will both win in tonight.

Battle Royal

Order Of Entry: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan,Headbanger Mosh,“Rugged” Ronnie Garvin, Headbanger Thrasher, Carlito, "Superfly” Jimmy Snuka, “Mr. USA” Tony Atlas, Big Daddy V, “The Submissionary” Rob Conway, Zach Gowen, Doink The Clown, U-Gene, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, Disco Inferno, Rikishi.

Order Of Elimination: Ronnie Garvin by Jim Duggan, Headbanger Mosh by Jim Duggan, Jim Duggan by Big Daddy V, Headbanger Thrasher by Big Daddy V, Tony Atlas by Big Daddy V, Carlito by Himself, Jimmy Snuka by Zach Gowen, Doink The Clown by Big Daddy V, U-Gene by Zach Gowen, Brutus Beefcake by Big Daddy V, Rikishi by Big Daddy V, Rob Conway by Big Daddy V, Disco Inferno by Big Daddy V, Big Daddy V by Zach Gowen

Winner: Zach Gowen.

After the match, Zach Gowen was given a plaque for his victory.

This match was just awful, the ending sequence with Big Daddy V and Zach Gowen was botched three times until Big Daddy V just tossed himself out of the ring…Gail Kim style!!!! Mick Foley shined here by spontaneously grabbing eliminated wrestlers for interviews as the match was happening.

Bill Apter interviews The Rock N’ Roll Express backstage, they say that their feud with The Midnight Express will never die.

 

This match begins with all four competitors in an all-out brawl, Gibson and Morton then hit Condrey with a double drop kick and the three count follows.

Winners: The Rock N’ Roll Express

This was a big letdown as the entire match lasted under a minute total.

Bill Apter interviews Terry Funk, who said that he is ready for Roddy Piper tonight and that Roddy Piper is nothing but cat poop. Terry Funk then says Roddy Piper’s mother was a hoar and father was an idiot, thus they bread a friggin’ idiot.

Philly Madness Match: Raven vs. Balls Mahoney vs. Shane Douglas vs. Sabu vs. 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Al Snow with Head vs. Rhino

The match begins with Douglas trying to get a quick roll up on Sabu, Snow and Douglas exchange punches until Sabu returns with a table. Sabu then hits Douglas and Snow with a double springboard elbow, Sabu and Scorpio then double team Rhino. Mahoney gets tagged in and he takes out Scorpio with his signature jabs, Rhino goes for the gore and he is tripped up by Sabu. Scorpio then hits Mahoney with a 450 splash, Douglas then takes out Scorpio with a belly to belly suplex. Raven then hits Douglas with an even flow DDT, Snow then clobbers everybody with head shots with head. Sabu then tries to put Snow through a table and he goes through himself, Rhino then gores Snow to get the three count.

Winner: Rhino

This match wasn’t that bad at all, but there were way too many competitors in the match to make anything worthwhile.

Bob Backlund vs. Ken Patera

This match begins with both men shaking each other’s hands, Patera then powers Backlund into the turnbuckles. Backlund then uses his speed the duck under Patera’s lock up attempts, Backlund then teases Patera by rubbing his hair while applying a head lock. The wrestlers have a test of strength that is won by Patera, Backlund eventually rolls free to escape Patera’s strength. Patera then catches Backlund and locks him in the dreaded bear hug, Backlund breaks free by using a head butt and both men are dazed. Patera quickly locks in another bear hug on Backlund, Backlund escapes the second one by lifting Patera off the ground. Patera then locks in the full nelson on Backlund, Backlund escapes and eats an elbow strike from Patera. Backlund then catches Patera with a roll up from out of nowhere for the three count.

Winner: Bob Backlund

Bob Backlund looks amazing for his age and he performed well against Ken Patera, who applied a few decent power holds on Backlund.

Memphis Madness Match: “Dirty” Dutch Mantell vs. “The Birdman” Koko B. Ware vs. Brickhouse Brown vs. “Dangerous” Doug Gilbert vs. “The Universal Heartthrob” Austin Idol

The Madness kicks off with all the competitors attacking a posing Idol, Brown and Mantell then toss Idol out of the ring. Ware then starts working Gilbert over with punches in the corner, Mantell and Ware then start double teaming Idol. Brown and Gilbert are then brawling in the opposite corner, Ware and Mantell then start fighting each other outside of the ring. Idol then knocks Brown out of the ring, Idol then locks Gilbert in the figure four and Mantell breaks it up. Mantell then accidentally hits Gilbert with the cowboy whip, Idol then rolls up Mantell for the three count.

Winner: Austin Idol

This match was short and pretty decent, Mick Foley seemed genuinely shocked that Brickhouse Brown was in attendance.

Tracy Smothers w/Isabella Smothers vs. “Wildfire” Tommy Rich

This battle kicks off with Smothers and Rich exchanging some punches, Rich then catches Smothers with a running knee lift. Isabella Smothers tripped up Rich and Smothers pinned him with his feet on the ropes to earn a victory.

Winner: Tracy Smothers w/Isabella Smother

This was absolutely terrible, that’s all that can really be said about this one.

Special Guest Referee: Vampiro - The New Age Outlaws (The Road Dog & Billy Gunn) vs. The Wolfpack (Kevin Nash & X-Pac) with Scott Hall

This tag team match starts off with Nash immediately hitting Road Dog with a series of knee lifts and elbow strikes, Road Dog recovers to hit Nash and X-Pac with his patented jabs. Gunn and X-Pac tag in to get involved in the action, Gunn and X-Pac quickly get into a shoving contest with each other. Gunn then locks in X-Pac into a head lock, X-Pac recovers to hit Gunn with chops and a spinning heel kick. X-Pac also hits an interfering Road Dog with a spinning heel kick, X-Pac then hits Road Dog with a bronco buster before getting clothes lined by Gunn.

Road Dog then takes the opportunity to choke X-Pac on the middle rope, Road Dog then puts X-Pac in a chin lock. X-Pac eventually breaks free of the hold and Road Dog instead hits him with a knee drop, Vampiro then slow counts Road Dog. X-Pac then hits both of The New Age Outlaws with a double clothes line, Nash gets tagged in and he cleans house on his opponents.

Nash then nails Gunn with a choke slam, Road Dog then breaks up a pin attempt and he eats a spin kick from the referee. Vampiro then puts Nash back on top of Gunn for a quick three count.

Winners: The Wolfpack w/Scott Hall

After the match, Vampiro reveals himself to be aligned with The Wolfpack.

This was easily the best match of the night, but still a subpar match at best.

Terry Funk vs. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper w/”Cowboy” Bob Orton

The match begins with Funk grabbing a microphone. He bashes Piper's acting ability and his family, Piper responds by telling Funk that he screwed Funk’s mother. Piper and Orton then start double teaming Funk, Piper then starts whipping Funk with his belt on the arena floor. Piper then starts choking Funk with the belt while punching him, they go back into the ring where Funk nails Piper with a few punches.

Funk then locks Piper in the sleeper hold and Orton breaks it up by hitting Funk with the cast, Piper and Orton resume the double teaming on Funk. Mick Foley then leaves the announce position and he helps Funk. Orton and Foley are brawling in the corner. Funk then regains the advantage on Piper in the other corner, Orton then goes to work on Funk and Piper battles Foley. Orton then brings Foley outside the ring and throws him into the ring post, Piper then helps Orton pin Funk for the win.

Winners: Roddy Piper & Bob Orton Jr.

After the match, Mick Foley talks about how great the fans were and that he will be back at next year’s Gathering Of The Juggalo’s.

This match was fun while it lasted and it was cool seeing all four legends in the ring.

Well that is it from the Gathering Of The Juggalos folks!

2012 - TNA held their 2012 Hardcore Justice PPV.  Mike Johnson filed the following PPV report:

Welcome to PWInsider.com's live, ongoing coverage of TNA Hardcore Justice 2012! We started out with some pyro and then Mike Tenay and Taz welcomed everyone as they ran down the lineup for the show.  Between this and the excellent pre-game show, this had a very realistic sports feel to the Bound for Glory Series.

Gunner and Kid Kash vs. Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez

Kash and Gunner attacked Chavo and Hernandez before the bell and worked them over, tossing Hernandez out and double teaming Chavo.  The crowd began chanting for Chavo, who dropkicked Kash out of the ring and nailed Gunner with the Three Amigos.

Guerrero was cut off.  Kash and Gunner worked him over with chops in the corner.  Gunner covered him for a one count.  Kash and Gunner took turns tagging in and out and beating down Guerrero.  I like them as a bitter heel tag team.   They even pulled out the old Midnight Express fake tag to fool the referee.

The crowd continued to chant for Guerrero but he was nailed with a double slingshot suplex for a near fall.   Guerrero fired back with a series of punches and they exchanged shots,  Kash sent him into the ropes but Chavo nailed a head scissors.  He celebrated but was nailed with a high/low before he could make a tag.

Gunner and Kash sent Chavo into the ropes.  Kash went down and Gunner drilled Chavo with a clothesline as he ran over Kash.  Gunner cinched in a side chinlock but Guerrero fired back.  Gunner cut him off with a high backdrop.   Kash raked his fingernails over Chavo's chest and then tied him up, scissoring his arms with his own legs.

Chavo was beaten in the corner with a series of shots by Gunner.  He and Kash continued to work him over getting heat on him.  Guerrero nailed a series of rights but was nailed and knocked right back into Kash's corner.  Guerrero nailed a right but Gunner drilled him with an axehandle from behind.  The story is that every time Guerrero fires back, he gets double-teamed.

Kash locked in a Camel Clutch but Guerrero escaped and rose to his feet, dropping back with an Electric Chair.  Guerrero crawled for the tag but Kash pulled him back and tagged Gunner, who stomped the hell out of Chavo.

Kash tagged in, measured and kicked Guerrero hard in the mid-section.  Guerrero fired back with an uppercut but missed a dropkick.   Kash went for a catapult but something didn't really work out and Chavo instead jumped up to the ropes and went for a moonsault.  He made the hot tag to Hernandez.

Hernandez cleaned house on Kash, drilling him with a big shoulderblock.  Gunner missed a clothesline and ate one as well.  Hernandez hit a big Beal on Kash, then nailed a running splash into the corner.  He lifted up Kash for an inverted power bomb and drilled him.  Gunner broke up the pinfall but was nailed with a big clothesline by Hernandez.

Hernandez nailed a big dive over the top onto Gunner.  That never fails to be insanely impressive.  Hernandez came back in with a slingshot shoulderblock into the ring on Kash.  Guerrero came off the top with a frog splash for the pin.

Your winners, Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez!

Really solid opening match.  Guerrero worked the hardest and with the most intensity he's worked in years.  Kash and Guerrero were great in the ring together  Kash and Gunner were a great team.  Saving Hernandez for the hot tag and all the crazy big dives at the end was great.  Really well laid out tag to kick off the show.

Bound for Glory Series: Falls Count Anywhere - Rob Van Dam vs. Pope D'Angelo Dinero vs. Magnus vs. Mr. Anderson.

Dinero didn't come out when his music hit.  They went backstage and Aces and Eights were beating him backstage.  They slammed his shoulder with a fence door backstage and stomped his sunglasses.    RVD, the compassionate guy he is, tried to have the referee raise his hand.  That was funny.

Anderson took the mic and said it appears it's now a Three-Man match and he didn't care because it meant there was one less bitch he had to worry about. 

The crowd was solidly behind RVD when the bell rang.  RVD posed to the crowd on the buckles, so Magnus nailed him and RVD fell to the floor.  Anderson and Magnus battled back and forth in the ring.  Anderson kicked him in the head but Magnus came back with a running clothesline.  RVD returned and nailed both with kicks.  He nailed a monkey flip on Magnus, who almost landed on Anderson by accident.  RVD then nailed a spinning legdrop on Anderson.

They went outside, where RVD dropped Magnus onto the railing.  He set up for the corkscrew guillotine legdrop but Anderson nailed him from behind, sending RVD into the railing.  Anderson and Magnus battled around ringside.  Magnus was run into the apron and then slammed into the ring steps for a two count by Anderson.

Anderson continued beating him around ringside but a whip was reversed and Anderson ate the stairs.  Magnus grabbed a steel chair and measured Anderson, who ducked.  He kicked Magnus and then drilled him and went for a DDT on the chair but Magnus slammed him backwards onto the chair.

Anderson and Magnus brawled towards the entrance stage.     Magnus dropped Anderson on the railing but RVD returned and flung a chair hard to the back of Magnus' head.  He then nailed a corkscrew guillotine legdrop on Anderson.

Magnus returned to nail RVD, then mocked his trademark mannerisms.  He locked in a Boston Crab on the entrance ramp but Anderson nailed him from behind with a charging shot.  Anderson dragged Magnus into the ring.  They fired back and forth with strikes.  They drilled each other with a double clothesline.

RVD returned and ascended to the top for a Five Star Frog Splash but Anderson nailed him.  They teased a Tower of Doom spot with all three but Anderson nailed Magnus and dumped him to the floor.  RVD worked over Anderson, who fell into the ring.  RVD nailed the Frog Splash but Magnus pulled him out of the ring at two.

Magnus suplexed RVD on the ramp and returned to the ring to pick the bones.  Magnus tried to grab a chair from ringside but a fan wouldn't give it up.  RVD was bleeding on the apron.  Magnus finally got a chair and met RVD on the stage, where he had crawled.  Magnus was shoved away.  He stopped himself from going off the side.  RVD threw the chair at him and nailed the Van Daminator for the pin.

Your winner, with 20 points won, RVD!

A decent Falls Count Anywhere match where everyone worked hard.  Taking out Dinero was addition by subtraction.  Magnus really looked good here.  Using the stipulation as cover for RVD using the chair added a nice dimension.  They set up the RVD spots nicely.  Solid.

Jeremy Borash said there was an uneasy feeling backstage.  Security did an entire sweep of the building but could not find Aces & Eights.  Madison Rayne was his guest.  She said that she's been Knockouts champion three times and Tag champion twice, so she doesn't need Earl Hebner's help to win.  But, then she waved to Earl and smiled to him as a special message.

TNA TV champion Devon vs. Kazarian.

Devon used the ropes to slingshot Kazarian into the ring and worked him over in the corner.  He hiptossed Kazarian and nailed a shoulderblock.  He whipped Kazarian hard into the corner and Kaz bumped over the top to the floor.

Devon caught up with him on the floor and nailed him with a fan's drink.  Kazarian tried to scamper away but was nailed with another drink.   He went to whip Kazarian into the steps but Kazarian jumped on it, nearly slipped but recovered and went for a bodypress off of it to the floor.  Devon caught him and slammed Kaz on the floor.

Back in the ring, Kazarian backed off but was nailed with a hard clothesline.  Kazarian raked his eyes and drilled him over the ropes throat-first.  He nailed a series of rights down on the mat.  Kazarian draped him over the middle rope and stoood over Devon's back.  Kazarian covered Devon for a series of near falls.  The crowd rallied Devon.

Devon went for a clothesline but Kazarian ducked and nailed a back elbow after using the ropes for a springboard.  He drilled Devon between the shoulder blades with a kick and launched in a chinlock.  Devon fought his way out with elbows to the mid-section but was caught with a dropkick for a two count.

Kazarian began slapping and trash talking Devon.  He kicked and punched the champion.  Kaz worked him over in the corner.  Devon fired back with punches to the head and mid-section.  Devon speared Kazarian who ended up landing on his head and staying there from the momentum.

Devon fired up and nailed a series of clotheslines.  Devon nailed a big shoulderblock and a hangman's neckbreaker.  Devon leapt up for a diving headbutt and nailed a running splash in the corner.  He clotheslined Kazarian for a two count.

Kazarian missed a charge in the corner.  Devon pulled him off the buckles with a great looking neckbreaker for a two count.  That was a cool spot.  Kazarian grabbed him with a crucifix for a two count.  Kazarian went for the Fade to Black but Devon rolled through and nailed a spinebuster for a three count.

Your winner and still TNA TV champion, Devon!

Another solid back and forth competitive bout.  Good stuff so far from the undercard.

TNA Knockouts champion Miss Tessmacher vs. Madison Rayne.

Obviously, Earl Hebner is the referee.

They locked up and broke free.  They locked up again and broke clean again.  Tessmacher scored several quick near falls.  Rayne rolled out of the ring to break her momentum after an attempted backslide.

Rayne returned to the apron and shoulderblocked Tessmacher through the ropes.  She worked her over and scored a two count.  Rayne ran Tessmacher into the top turnbuckle and used her boot to choke her.  Rayne flung the champion across the ring by her hair.

Rayne drilled her with a series of forearms to the chest but Tessmacher came back with a quick flurry of offense.  Rayne cut her off with a kick and nailed a Northern Lights suplex with a bridge for a two count.  Somewhere, Hiro Hase is smiling.  Rayne used her legs to scissor stomp Tessmacher's face into the mat.

Rayne covered Tessmacher for a two count but was upset when Hebner only counted two.  Tessmacher kicked her in the face and came back with a series of right hands.  She gets shoved into the buckles.  Rayne charges the corner but was nailed with a Faceplant.  Tessmacher came off the top with an elbow but hurt her elbow.

She covered Rayne, who put her foot across the rope.  Tessmacher argued with Earl.  Rayne rolled her up and used the ropes for the pinfall.

Your winner and new TNA Knockouts champion, Madison Rayne!

Hebner raised Rayne's hand even AFTER they showed the replay on the screens.  That was dopey.  The match itself was kind of there. Tessmacher really tries hard every time and Rayne has a good grasp on her persona but this wasn't much.

Jeremy Borash interviewed Bully Ray.  Ray kept his back against the wall because he didn't want anyone attacking him from behind.  He said that he normally wouldn't care about the Pope but Aces and Eights laid him out and they were gunning for Bully.  He said that he is a tough guy but when there are four to Lord knows how many guys trying to take you out.  He told them that if they wanted him, they could find him in the ring putting people through tables.  He promised he was going to win tonight, then go on to Bound for Glory and win the TNA title.

Bound for Glory Series: Tables Match - Bully Ray vs. James Storm vs. Robbie E. vs. Jeff Hardy

There are tables set up around the ring.  Ray came out worried for his safety.  Robbie E told his opponents that no one cared about them and put himself over, which led to everyone beating him down and tossing him over the top to the floor.

Ray clotheslined Hardy and Storm, then began picking them apart.   Ray then apologized to E, saying that they were from NYC and NJ so they needed to work together.  He asked Robbie to grab a table as he kept Storm and Hardy at bay.  E slid a table into the ring but when he went to return, Ray wiped him out.  That was pretty funny.

Ray set up a table and grabbed Storm but Hardy nailed him and they doubled on him and went for a double suplex.  E pulled the table out of the way but not enough as Bully took out the corner of it.  Ooops!  The referees are saying no and that it couldn't count.  What else are they going to say?

E. began kicking away at everyone and drilled Storm with a right hand.  E whipped Hardy into the ropes and nailed a running back elbow.  The referees pulled the table out of the ring.   E. pulled another table in and nailed Ray, who was on the apron recovering.  Ray was sent to the floor.  E nailed Storm, then measured Hardy with a few punches.  He placed Hardy on the table.

E. went to the middle rope and began fistpumping.  Storm nailed him and chopped away on E, who was now straddling the top turnbuckle.    Storm attempted a superplex.  Hardy slipped under and they did a Tower of Doom style superplex/powerbomb but Ray pulled the table out of the way.

Ray set up a table in the ring and tried to backdrop Hardy through it but Storm pulled the table out of the way.  Storm worked over E.  E reversed a whip and tried to send Storm through the table, now set up in the corner but Hardy nailed Storm to stop him and attacked E, sending him to the floor.  Hardy set up a table on the floor outside, slammed E into the apron face-first and placed him on the table.

Hardy went to the top but Robbie T. came out.  Hardy hit a bodypress off the top onto T.   E. nailed Hardy and whipped him into the guard rail.   E nailed Hardy with a right hand and place him on the table on the floor.  E went off the apron with an elbow but Hardy rolled out of the way.  E crashed through the table.  The referee ruled that the match wasn't over because no one put him through the table.

Ray nailed Hardy into the ring steps, then returned to the ring and attacked Storm.  Storm was backdropped over the ropes but landed on the floor  He nailed Ray but was cut off.  Ray went for a lariat and drilled Storm.  He set up Storm for a charge into the table but Aces and Eights surrounded the ring.  Storm superkicked Ray.  Aces and Eights gave Storm the thumbs up while he looked on dumbfounded.

Hardy nailed Storm in the corner and drilled him with a leaping kick into the buckles.  Aces and Eights walked out.  Where was security to throw them out?  Or all the other people who they attacked the last month or so?

Storm and Hardy battled back and forth.  Hardy came off the buckles with a twisting moonsault.  They battled back and forth with punches.  Hardy nailed a Twist of Fate.  He placed Storm on the table.  Aces and Eights came back to ringside to distract Hardy.  He told them to hit the ring.  Storm nailed him with a superkick.

Storm went for the Whirlybird into the table but Ray kicked him in the face and dumped Storm to the outside.  He grabbed Hardy and powerbombed him through the table.

Your winner, gaining 20 points, Bully Ray!

They had a good match and told a good story, building to the table spots.  They did a nice job building the mystery of the Storm-Aces connection and there was some good stuff here.  Another entertaining solid match.  The undercard was set up to be decent but not blowaway but in terms of pacing the show, it was good.

TNA X-Division champion Zema Ion vs. Kenny King

They locked up and Ion backed King into the corner.  King shoved him out and they locked up again.  They went back and forth.  Ion was grabbed in an armbar and used the ropes to free himself.  They went back and forth.  King leapfrogged Ion and used a drop toehold into a side headlock.

King slipped ouy of a reversal and used a series of moves for near falls.  King grabbed a side headlock and controlled Ion on the mat.   Ion backed him into the corner and nailed a kick into the mid-section.  King sent Ion hard into the ropes and kicked him to the floor.  King went for a dive but landed on the apron for a kick.  Ion pullled him to the floor and nailed him.  It came off a little contrived.

Ion nailed King and hit a flip dive over the top to the floor.  He barely grazed King.   King was tossed back into the ring and immediately nailed Ion with a right hand.  Ion cut him off with a series of punches and stomps.  Ion choked him against the ropes.  King fired back but was caught with a knee to the mid-section and doubled over.  Ion covered him for a two count.

Ion snapmared King over and tied up his arm with an armbar/chinlock combination.   Ion drilled him with a DDT for a two count.  Ion came off the ropes with a moonsault but King pulled his knees up.   Ion cut him off with a kick but was caught with an inverted atomic drop and a series of clothesline and elbows.  Ion was bleeding from the lip.

King suplexed Ion into the buckles.  He rolled to the floor, where King nailed a twisting dive over the ropes to the floor.  King deposited Ion back into the ring and nailed a springboard Blockbuster for a two count.

Ion went for a move but King landed on his feet.  Ion missed a charge in the corner and King turned it into a sunset flip to take over Ion, then locked in a single leg Boston Crab in the center of the ring, going for a submission.  Ion was able to break free, raking King's face.

King kicked off a charge but was nailed with an atomic drop.  Ion nailed a standing moonsault and dropped his knee across King's face.   The crowd chanted for King as Ion went to the top.  King cut him off and attempted a superplex.  He was shoved off but caught Ion with an enziguiri when he returned to the ring for a two count.

Ion grabbed his hairspray can but King nailed a cartwheel kick for a two count.   King charges him but was tossed into the buckles.  Ion nailed his finisher out of the corner and scored the pin.

Your winner and still X-Division champion, Kenny King!

Athletically, very good but this was more a collection of back and forth moves as opposed to them telling a story.  There were some spots that obviously didn't hit right as well.

Backstage, Jeremy Borash talked about the Ladder Match and brought in Samoa Joe.   Joe said he was ready because tonight he seals his place in the final four in the Bound for Glory series.  He said he's coming closer to achieving his goal of regaining his World championship.  He said he wasn't scared like everyone else because Aces and Eights mess with him, he goes to war until they aren't here anymore.  He promised to win the ladder match and get his 20 points.

 

Backstage, Jeremy Borash talked about the Ladder Match and brought in Samoa Joe.   Joe said he was ready because tonight he seals his place in the final four in the Bound for Glory series.  He said he's coming closer to achieving his goal of regaining his World championship.  He said he wasn't scared like everyone else because Aces and Eights mess with him, he goes to war until they aren't here anymore.  He promised to win the ladder match and get his 20 points.

Bound for Glory Series - Ladder Match: Christopher Daniels vs. Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles vs. Kurt Angle

Styles went right after Daniels and worked him over in the corner as the others watched.  Angle told him to back off, then began stomping the hell out of him.  Joe joined in with some stiff kicks and Daniels began pinballing around.

Joe whipped Daniels into the corner.  Daniels tried to go for a moonsault but Joe walked off.  Joe nailed an atomic drop and nailed a back senton splash.  Joe peppered AJ and Angle with punches, then nailed an enziguiri in the corner on Angle.  Joe went for the Facewash on Angle but Daniels grabbed his leg and pulled Joe to the outside.

Daniels dove off the top onto Joe, who caught him.  Styles then hit a dive over the top onto both and wiped them out.  Styles returned to the ring and began working over Angle.  He whipped Angle into the corner but was backdropped over the top to the apron.  Daniels, who had grabbed a ladder, slammed it into Styles' legs.

Daniels nailed Angle and tossed Joe into the ring.  Daniels used the ladder, driving it into Joe's mid-section in the corner.   He charged Joe, who grabbed him and nailed a Uranage onto the ladder.  Joe set up the ladder but before he could climb it, Styles returned.  Joe and AJ battled back and forth.  Styles nailed a dropkick low in the legs.

Angle returned to the fray and laid waste to Styles with a series of stomps.   Angle used a tilt-o-whirl backbreaker on Styles.  Daniels nailed Angle from behind and was tossed through the ropes to the floor.

Daniels set up a ladder and began climbing it to grab the envelope with the points but Joe returned to the ring and slammed Daniels from the ladder into the turnbuckles.   Joe nailed AJ and began climbing the ladder.  Angle shoved the ladder out from Joe, then nailed an overhead belly to belly suplex on Joe.  The crowd chanted "USA" in honor of the Olympics.

Angle set up a ladder but Styles attacked him.  Angle got the better of the exchange and choked Styles against the ropes.  Angle nailed a series of stomps.   AJ whipped Styles into the ropes, with Angle running under the ladder and Styles slammed it into his face as he rebounded.  Angle rolled out of the ring.

Joe returned to the ring but Styles nailed a Pele Kick.  Daniels, with a second ladder, hit the ring, but Styles cut him off and began beating him with punch after punch in the corner, finally getting some payback.   Joe returned to the ring but AJ grabbed him.  Joe dumped Styles over the top to the floor.  Joe nailed a tope into an forearm smash on the floor.

Joe went after Angle on the floor but was caught and nailed with an overhead belly to belly suplex.  Daniels nailed Angle.  Joe and AJ returned to the ring but Daniels worked them over.  The tide changed and Joe drilled AJ and Daniels with clotheslines, then nailed Angle off the apron.  Daniels was smashed into the corner, landing on the back of his head.

Styles went to the top but Joe cut him off and tried for the Muscle Buster.  Angle tried to grab Joe for a German suplex and Styles landed roughly on his neck and chest in a scary moment.  Daniels nailed Angle from behind with an STO.  Daniels went to the top of the ladder but was yanked off by Angle, who put him in an anklelock.  The announcers noted Angle couldn't win this way but could hurt Daniels.

Angle climbed up the ladder but Styles hit a springboard forearm, laying out Angle, who bumped into the ring.  Styles went to the top of the ladder but Daniels dumped the ladder over with Styles taking a bump over the top to the floor. 

Daniels went to the top of the ladder but Angle and Joe returned to the ring.  Joe and Angle took turns suplexing Daniels around, trying to outdo each other.   Joe and Angle, my favorite TNA rivalry ever, continued trashing Daniels, who took a series of nasty bumps.  Nothing but respect for that guy.  Angle finally nailed an Olympic Slam.

They set up a ladder and placed Daniels through the rungs on both sides.  Trapped, he was easy pickings for kicks.  Angle ducked under as Joe charged and Joe went over the top to the floor.  Daniels grabbed Angle, trying to hold Angle from climbing.  Joe returned with another ladder and climbed to the top.  He and Angle exchanged headbutts.  Angle went down.

Joe was about to grab the points when Styles hit a springboard leap to the ladder and grabbed them, literally from Joe's grasp as he crashed down to the mat.  Great finish!

Your winner, gaining 20 points, AJ Styles!

Joe stood on top of the ladder shocked before walking off.  Styles celebrated in the ring.

Really hard fought and hard worked match.  I loved the "can you top this" sequence with Joe and Angle.  This was four guys who are awesome at what they do just going nuts with some great spots and bumps.  Best thing on the show at this point and worth checking out.

Jeremy Borash interviewed Bobby Roode.  He asked if Roode was afraid of Austin Aries.  Roode said that he isn't afraid of anyone, especially Aries.  He said Aries' win was a fluke last month.   He said it was time for him to regain his title.  For the last year, he's been headlining on PPV and carrying TNA on his back.  Tonight, Aries' reign ends.  He promised to right the wrong" and walk into Bound for Glory as the World champion.

TNA champion Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode

Roode slapped Aries at the bell, so he spit a mouthful of water into his face.  They went into a hot opening where Aries went for the Last Chancery early but Roode escaped and went to the floor.  He returned but was caught and locked in it again.  Roode grabbed the ropes and scrambled to the floor, stalking around.

Roode finally returned to the ring, where Aries nailed him with a stiff dropkick in the corner.   Roode again went to the floor and tried to walk out towards the ramp.  He began walking out as Aries yelled that there are no rematches.  That made him change his mind.  He hit the ring and rolled back out, breaking the count but was then caught with a dive to the floor.  Aries followed up with another dive.

Aries pounded away on Roode.  He snapmared Roode and dropkicked him in the back of the neck.  Aries lit hs chest up with a stiff chop.  Aries went to the top for another dive but Roode ducked out of the way and Aries nailed the railing hard.

Roode drove Aries backwards into the apron and then whipped him into the railing upside down.   Roode began stomping the hell out of Aries after he was pulled back into the ring.  The crowd tried to rally Aries.  Roode picked up Aries for a suplex and dropped him across the top rope.  He then nailed a backdrop suplex and a kneedrop for a two count.

Roode locked in a gutwrench styles bearhug trying to wear down Aries and take away his air.   Aries fought to his feet and began drilling him with elbows.  Aries comes back with a sunset flip counter off the ropes for a two count.  Roode cut him off and elevated him into the air for a Gutbuster.

Roode continued working over Aries.   Aries tried to bridge back and scored a nearfall but Roode forced him back over.  Roode tied Aries to the tree of woe and continued working him over with kicks.  Roode went to pull him of but Aries turned it into a sit-down jawbreaker.

Aries fired back and nailed an inverted atomic drop.  He nailed a running clothesline, sending Roode to the floor.  Roode ran away from an attempted heat seeking missile tope but Roode dove off the buckles onto Roode and then nailed a running dropkick into the guard rails on the floor.  The crowd chanted for Aries.

Roode was tossed back into the ring and locked in the Last Chancery.   Roode used his fingers to rake the face of Aries and break the submission.   Aries was able to still grab a crossface, Roode's own finisher at points.  

Roode got out and reversed the hold.  Aries battled to the ropes but wasn't able to make it all the way.  He kept trying to pull himself over and finally made it.  No crowd reaction to the rope break at all.  The Aries chants started again.

Roode began drilling Aries with right hands and forearms.   Aries fired back with forearms and they went back and forth.  Aries was sent over the top to the apron.  He shoulderblocked Roode and came off the top with a missile dropkick.   Roode nailed a hard dropkick in the corner and went for the brainbuster.  Roode caught him with a spinebuster for a two count.

Roode placed Aries on the top turnbuckle for a superplex attempt but Aries held on and drilled Roode with a hard chop, sending Roode to the mat.  He went for a 450 splash but Roode pulled his knees up.  Roode went for a spear but Aries moved and referee Brian Heber got nailed instead.

Aries worked over Roode but was speared as Aries went for the discus clothesline.  Another referee hit the ring but Aries kicked up at the last second.  Roode went for the Perfectplex but Aries floated over and went for a move but the second ref was laid out.

Roode tried to roll him up but Aries rolled through and kicked Roode.  He nailed a brainbuster and referee Brian Hebner crawled over in pain to make the pin BUUUUUUUUUT Roode kicked up at the last second.  The crowd chanted for Aries.

Aries went back to the well once too often as he ascended to the top but Roode drilled him.  Roode went for and drilled Aries with a superplex into the ring.  They locked up legs in a small package with each referee counting someone's shoulders down.

Brian Hebner ruled Roode won the match but the other referee said Aries was the winner.  Roode grabbed the belt and walked off with the title.   Earl Hebner came out and grabbed the belt, bringing it back to the ring.  The referees all began conversing.   Stiffler said Aries got his shoulder up.  Brian Hebner said he didn't.

Earl Hebner decided they were going to re-start the match.  Roode said it was bullsh** and grabbed the belt.  Aries went for a dive and nailed himself right into the title belt.   Roode dragged an unconscious Aries into the ring and covered him but Aries kicked out at the last second.  Roode was furious and shoved Hebner, who shoved him back.  Tommy Young was loving that.

Aries grabbed Roode for a quick rollup and scored the win.

Your winner and still TNA champion, Austin Aries!

Really good back and forth match to close the show.   The near falls were really good and while I am not usually a fan of referee bumps in title matches, this was done very well in that it led to a nice false finish sequence and in the end, the hero still came out the victor.  Very good main event to close the show.

As a result of the loss. Roode cannot have a rematch against Austin Aries.

The show ended with Aries holding up a sign that read "Total Nonstop Aries."

That's all from Orlando.  Thank you for your support everyone!

2013 - WWE filed a document with the Securities and Exchange Commission today stating that WWE Jet Services Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of WWE, has secured a $31.6 million loan with RBS Asset Finance for a 2007 Bombardier Global 5000, which was purchased on 8/7.  The seven year loan carries a 2.8% interest rate.  About $3M will be spent on renovations on the plane.  They will continue to use the plane that they have owned since 2000 until the new one is ready to go.

The new plane can carry 15 passengers, has a forward galley, a global office with LAN connections, two multi-region DVRs and two bulkhead mounted 21.3 inch LCD monitors.

2013 - TNA announced that a planned 5 vs. 5 Aces & Eights vs. Main Event Mafia bout where the loser of the fall will be forced to leave TNA has been pulled from this Thursday's live "Hardcore Justice" broadcast on 8/15.  The match was pushed back to the following week's edition of Impact, according to a Twitter post made by Dixie Carter.  The storyline explanation was that the decision was made after Carter "met with Hulk Hogan."  In reality, the match was moved after Kurt Angle was arrested following a DUI arrest and had entered rehab.

2013 - WWE Hall of Famer Tammy Sytch unloaded via the social media platform earlier today, writing about her time in jail and her relationship to independent wrestler Damien Darling that landed her in jail in response to a fan that was mocking her about her legal situatiom and her behavior in Charlotte several weeks ago.

Sytch wrote, " [I'm] not ashamed to have gone to jail. when you beat the ass of the fiancee who cheats, you earn the ass kicking. I did my time...not ashamed in the least bit. It was a great learning experience and I am grateful for going through it. I learned about life, and had the time to pen my book, will be huge!"

In regard to her case, where she had been arrested numerous times for violating an order of protection against Darling, Sytch wrote, "The judge was on my side. thats why I wasn't convicted or sentenced. I was there awaiting trial..and when the judge saw it my way, I was released. No parole, no probation, because she knew I wasn't wrong. Maybe you should learn your facts before you talk about them. Court continuances and attorney changes are the only reasons I was there for 4 months. This was the same judge that [Darling] begged to have the protective order lifted in front of just 20 short days before my arrest that put me in jail. She knew he was full of sh** with the call on the PFA. Go to law school, do some research, then talk to me...until then...buh bye."

Sytch continued when the fan pointed out how often she had been arrested, writing, "Read the book dear. I know you will. enjoy..ill sign you a copy :) and yes it was 6 times, love it. Read the book. Get the facts. Who calls the cops over an argument 20 days after proposing marriage? Not normal, stable people. Only the kind that I dealt with can you say "bi-polar"? an adult who cant have an adult argument is a straight up pu**y, when they have to get the cops involved,. Its fine tho, it really is. Karma is a mother f**king bitch. buh bye now."

Sytch's comments led to Darling, who was added into the conversation via responses from the fan, to comment, writing, "Mental illness isn't anyone's fault, treatment however should be sort for, that is your responsibility. Get well."

Darling then responded to what Sytch wrote, commenting, "Her account of what happened is sooo inaccurate and out there, I'm actually worried about her....not worried worried, but like damn girl pull it together."

Darling's comments led to Sytch making accusations about alleged drug use and comments about Darling's current girlfriend (who is not in the business, therefore not being named), which led to Darling responding, "Enough!" before writing, "Not every relationship has to end in wars like your relationships Tammy."

Sytch then began posting what she claimed was proof of text messages between she and Darling showing that he was still trying to be in her life. She and Darling's current girlfriend went back and forth via Twitter with Sytch finally writing, "I'm done. I dont fight with words. Show up at one of my shows, then we'll discuss it."

Sytch later clarified that she was not challenging the woman to fight, saying she's "grown up."

Darling finally wrote, "You're not going to get any hateful comments from me, I really wish Tammy well. Shes not right," in response to someone knocking her.

2013 - WWE broadcast Raw.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We are in Sacramento, California and your announcers are Michael ‘Is that Smackdown Post Game Show co-host Jason Barsky in the crowd’ Cole, John ‘SummerFest is on the horizon’ Layfield, and Jerry ‘Not the Only King in the building tonight’ Lawler.

We begin with Daniel Bryan making his way to the ring. We see footage to see why this match is taking place.

 

Match Number One: Wade Barrett versus Daniel Bryan with Guest Referee Brad Maddox

 

Bryan isn’t sure what to make of the referee situation but they lock up and Barrett with a side head lock. Bryan with a drop kick. Barrett with forearms to Bryan and he sends Bryan to the floor. Bryan pulls Barrett to the mat and then slams his leg into the apron a few times. Baryan with kicks to the injured leg and then he hits a dragon screw leg whip. Bryan with a few seated splashes onto the leg.

Barrett goes to the floor and Bryan with a baseball slide and then he goes to the apron and misses the running knee of the apron and Barrett with a boot to the head. Barrett with an Irish whip into the ringside barrier. Barrett rolls Bryan back in and he punches Bryan in the corner and follows with kicks.

Barrett puts Bryan on the turnbuckles and connects with forearms to the back and a knee to the midsection and Bryan falls to the floor. Barrett wants Maddox to start the count and then he goes after Bryan on the floor. Barrett slams Bryan’s head into the announce table and then he Irish whips Bryan into the ring steps.

Barrett sends Bryan back into the ring and Bryan with punches to Barrett. Barrett with a knee and a snap mare followed by a reverse chin lock. Bryan with elbows and Barrett with an Irish whip and Bryan floats over and hits a flying clothesline and then he clotheslines Barrett over the top rope to the floor.

Bryan with a suicide dive onto Barrett. Bryan rolls Barrett back in and he goes up top for a missile drop kick and Bryan kips up. Bryan with kicks to the chest and he misses the round kick. Barrett with a rollup for the three count.

 

Winner: Wade Barrett

 

After the match, Bryan backs Maddox into the corner and Maddox gets to the floor before Bryan can destroy him.

We go to commercial with Damien Sandow and Randy Orton with their briefcases in the back.

We are back and Cody Rhodes is at the announce table and Damien Sandow has cuffed the New Fangled SandowCase to the turnbuckle.

 

Match Number Two:Damien Sandow versus Randy Orton

 

They lock up and Sandow with a side head lock. Sandow with a shoulder tackle and Orton drops down and Sandow with a side head lock instead of going over Orton. Orton with a back elbow followed by a European uppercut. Orton punches Sandow in the corner and the referee warns Randy.

Sandow with a forearm and head butt followed by shoulders but the referee pulls Sandow out of the corner. Orton blocks a suplex and Orton with a suplex. Orton with a near fall. Orton runs his boot laces across Sandow’s face. Orton punches Sandow and Sandow punches back. Orton gains the advantage.

Sandow with an Irish whip but Orton comes out of the corner with a clothesline for a near fall. Orton with a reverse chin lock into a side head lock and Sandow hits a belly-to-back suplex to escape the hold. Orton sends Sandow over the top rope and Sandow stays on the apron. Orton with a drop kick that sends Sandow to the floor and we go to commercial.

We are back and Sandow knocks Orton off the turnbuckles and he gets a near fall. Sandow punches Orton as we watch footage from the WWE App when Orton hit a backdrop driver onto the ringside barrier. Sandow with shoulders in the corner followed by an Irish whip. Orton gets his boot up and Orton with forearms. Sandow pushes Orton off the turnbuckles to the floor.

Sandow sends Orton back in and he gets a near fall. Sandow with boots to the back. Sandow with a forearm across the head for a near fall. Orton with punches but Sandow with a knee for a near fall. Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep followed by the Elbow of Disdain for a near fall. Sandow with a knee to the back followed by a reverse chin lock.

Sandow pulls Orton to the mat by the hair and he maintains the reverse chin lock. Orton with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down. Orton with two clotheslines and he ducks a clothesline and Sandow knows the power slam is coming so he holds on to the ropes and Sandow with a snap flip neck breaker for a near fall.

Orton with an Irish whip but Sandow with an elbow and Orton with a power slam to Sandow. Orton sees Sandow on the apron and he sets for the IEDDT and hits it and then Orton looks around for the spot to turn to the mat and punch it before the RKO. Sandow avoids the RKO and he goes to the floor.

Sandow with a shoulder that sends Orton to the apron and then he sends Orton into the ring post. Sandow tells Cody to take notes and he returns to the ring but Cody tries to pull the briefcase off the ring post. Sandow cares more about the metaphorical prize and that allows Orton to recover and hit the RKO for the three count.

 

Winner:Randy Orton

 

After the match, Orton takes his briefcase and leaves.

Rob Van Dam balances himself while stretching.

Dean asks how you could be lazy and unproductive and be brought back. Rollins says that the old guard has to go. The icons living off their reputations have to go. They are the emergent leaders of the new generation. They are younger, hungrier, and better.

Roman says that the challenge has been made but who will accept it? Nobody is on their level. He will not beg but he will ask nicely. If there are two men who want to take the titles from them, come on.

Dean asks if there is anyone in this battle royal who will beat him and no one. CM Punk is a catchphrase, but Ambrose is the best in the world. John Cena has the trophy, but Dean says that he is the real WWE Champion. Dean says that if Andre The Giant’s ghost isn’t in this battle royal, he is not losing at SummerSlam.

We go to commercial.

We are back and John, Michael, and Jerry talk about the CM Punk versus Brock Lesnar match on Sunday.

Brock says that many see it as a personal issue between Paul and Punk with Brock there as his muscle. It is personal between him and Punk. He never liked Punk. Punk calls himself the Best in the World. Brock says that the only reason why he let Punk exist this long out of respect for Paul.

Brock says that the corporate idiots are calling this match ‘The Best versus The Beast’. He says the Beast is the Best and you are looking at him.

Punk thinks that because he tapes his hands, has some tattoos and takes some MMA classes at his local gym that he is a tough guy. He isn’t. People have asked him if there is any professional jealousy, but what does he have to be jealous of? Was Punk an NCAA Champion or UFC Champion?

Brock points out that he was the Undisputed Champion when Punk was wrestling in front of 100 people in a high school gym. He will give Punk credit. Holding the WWE Title for 434 days is impressive, especially for a guy like him. Punk has never faced anyone like him because there is no one else like him.

Brock says Size Does Matter. At SummerSlam, CM Punk will learn what it truly means to be victimized by Brock Lesnar.

Josh Mathews asks CM Punk about his match tonight against Paul Heyman. Punk says that there isn’t a man alive who is afraid of Paul Heyman in a one on one fight. It looks like Paul did say something stupid when he made the challenge. Paul is anything but stupid. He does it cold and calculating. This is a chess game for Punk. When you come for the King, you best not miss. Punk says that he has a good feeling that he will see Brock tonight. In the end, the best is the best.

We go to the Goldman Box and Langston says that Dolph Ziggler begged for him to be in his corner because he needed him. Langston says that he never needed Ziggler. He will break Ziggler in half at SummerSlam. Show off . . . Show Over.

Match Number Three:Great Khali and Natalya (with Hornswoggle) versus Big E Langston and AJ Lee

 

The men start off and AJ tags herself in so that means we get to see the women wrestle, but she skips around Khali and then she slaps him. Natalya sends AJ to the mat and then into the turnbuckles. Natalya with kicks to AJ followed by a short arm clothesline. Natalya tries for a power slam but AJ escapes and she sends Natalya into the turnbuckles. AJ with a kick for a near fall.

We see Dolph and Kaitlyn watching in the back.

AJ sends Natalya into the turnbuckles and she kicks Natalya. AJ with a snap mare and cravate. Natalya with elbows but AJ sends Natalya to the mat again and gets a near fall. AJ with a kick to the back and AJ returns to the cravate. Natalya gets back to her feet and she punches Natalya but AJ with a kick to the midsection followed by a Shining Wizard for a near fall.

AJ yells at Hornswoggle and she tries to kick Hornswoggle but misses. Natalya with a double leg take down and AJ taps to the Sharpshooter but the referee did not see it. Natalya with another Sharpshooter and AJ taps out in front of the referee.

 

Winners: Natalya and Great Khali

 

After the match, Langston attacks Khali and then Hornswoggle. Khali with a chop to Langston’s head.

Vince McMahon walks in the back as we go to commercial.

We are back and the SummerSlam Kickoff show is a full hour.

Vince McMahon makes his way to the ring. Vince says that there appears to be some controversy from the opening match between Daniel Bryan and Wade Barrett. We go to the video tape. Vince says that we are due an explanation and he wants the referee to come to the ring.

Vince asks why Brad appointed himself the referee in the match. Brad says that Daniel Bryan matches tend to get out of hand so the WWE Universe would approve an authority figure with the guts to make the right decision no matter how unpopular it would be.

Vince points out that it is a fast count.

Brad says that he was a bit excited to have the referee shirt on. He says that he did the best that he could.

Vince says that there is no need to apologize if you did the best you could. People make mistakes.

Brad asks for a second chance. He would like to be the official for the match at SummerSlam between John Cena and Daniel Bryan.

Vince asks the people of Sacramento if they want Brad to be the referee of that match. Vince asks Brad if he was the referee in that match, would he be impartial and call it right down the line, regardless of any issues with Daniel Bryan or John Cena? Brad says yes.

Would Brad stop calling Daniel Bryan names like troll and dwarf and stop commenting on Daniel’s emaciated physique.

Vince makes it official. Brad Maddox is the . . .

Triple H’s music interrupts Vince’s announcement and he makes his way to the ring.

Triple H says that he is not out here to air any dirty laundry. Vince tells the people of Sacramento not to feed Hunter’s ego any more.

Hunter says that he couldn’t hear Vince because 15,000 people were screaming his name. Hunter says that they have not been agreeing on a lot of things lately. Because of the importance of the match on Sunday and the fact that there is a lot more on the line than the WWE Championship, he agrees that we need someone to take control of the match. You need someone impartial. You need somebody who will call it right down the line. You need someone with the guts to do what is right and not be intimidated by anyone or anything.

Hunter says that Vince is not referring to Brad Maddox. It seems like you are talking about him. Hunter with a kick and Pedigree to Maddox.

We go to commercial.

 

Match Number Four: Kane versus Titus O’Neil (with Darren Young)

 

Kane with a kick and punch to Titus followed by a back elbow. Kane sends Titus into the turnbuckles and follows with an uppercut and suplex. Kane with a drop kick to Titus and he gets a near fall. Kane with punches to Titus in the corner but Titus with a knee and punches.

Titus with a European uppercut but Kane with a big boot to the chest and Kane with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner. Kane with a second Irish whip and clothesline followed by a side slam. Kane grabs Titus by the throat and Darren tries to distract Kane but it does not work and Kane gets the three count after the choke slam.

 

Winner: Kane

 

After the match, The Wyatts appear on the TitanTron and they’re here. They make their way to the ring. Bray sits down in the Family Rocking Chair while Harper and Rowan make their way into the ring but Kane is not there.

Kane is on the stage and he has outsmarted the Wyatt Family. Kane sets off the pyro on the ring posts.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Josh Mathews is with Nikki and Brie Bella. Josh asks them about some backstage issues from last week when Eva Marie was talking to the Bellas about Brie’s victory over Natalya. Then Natalya slapped Brie in the face.

Josh asks if tensions are rising in the Divas’ Locker Room. Brie says that they are in control of the Divas Division.

Natalya asks Brie if she is the best in the Divas Division, why not face her at SummerSlam. Natalya tells Brie to bring her sister and Jessica Rabbit because she will be bringing her friends.

Natalya tells Brie that she did a good job with her make up because we cannot see the welt on her face from the slap from last week. Brie tells Natalya we can see the welt on her face and Brie slaps her.

Match Number Five: Alberto Del Rio versus Kofi Kingston

Del Rio sends Kofi into the turnbuckles and he kicks him but Kofi with punches and the referee tries to separate both men. Del Rio with an Irish whip but Kofi floats over and he hits a leaping back elbow after some leap frogs and he gets a near fall. Kofi leaps into the corner and he punches Del Rio and rolls back to the mat and Kofi with a European uppercut.

Del Rio with an Irish whip and Kofi tries to climb the turnbuckles but Del Rio crotches him and Del Rio with a running knee to Kofi in the Tree of Woe and Del Rio with kicks. Del Rio with an inverted superplex and Del Rio gets a near fall. Del Rio with kicks to Kofi’s head and then he stretches Kofi and the referee warns him.

Del Rio with a reverse chin lock. Del Rio swats a drop kick aside and then he hits a double stomp to the back. Kofi with an elbow and then he moves when Del Rio tries for a splash through the ropes. Kofi with chops and a drop kick. Kofi with a leaping clothesline and he sets for the Boom Drop and connects. Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise and Del Rio has trouble getting back to his feet. Del Rio avoids Trouble in Paradise and Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall.

Del Rio charges at Kofi and Kofi with SOS for a near fall. Del Rio begs for mercy and he connects with a shoulder. Kofi tries for Trouble in Paradise but Del Rio holds on to the ropes. Del Rio goes to the floor and they return to the ring and Kofi avoids a super kick and Kofi with a rollup for a near fall. Kofi with a pendulum kick and then he goes up top but Del Rio with knees to the midsection when Kofi tries for the cross body. Del Rio with the cross arm breaker and Kofi taps out.

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

Mark Henry is stretching in the back because that is what he do. Will he be the man who gets to face Dean Ambrose in the SummerSlam Kickoff match?

We are back and it is time to talk about the World Title match and whether Christian’s victory last week means we get a new World Champion?

We go to a video package for Christian and he says that he wonders if this is the last day when he wakes up each morning.

Christian is in the interview area with Renee Young. She asks about his match on Sunday. Christian says the video reminds him of the hard work he has done over the last few years. On Sunday, he will become the champion for a third time and he will prove that all he needs is one more match.

Alberto Del Rio enters and he tells Christian that after SummerSlam there will be no more matches.

Zeb Colter says that the Golden State is not so golden any more. It is like a rusted piece of scrap iron. While people eat their avocados and sip their lattes, they have allowed 2.5 million illegal immigrants to sneak across the border like a horde of rats.

Zeb says that his California dream is that an earthquake hits and California floats into the ocean and we have 2.5 million fewer problems.

We are back and Michael Cole mentions the SummerSlam Press Conference tomorrow at 2PM Eastern.

Match Number Six: Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter) versus Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso

Cesaro misses a boot and Jey with punches and Cesaro with a boot for a near fall. Swagger tags in and they go high and low on Jey and get a near fall. Swagger with a shoulder in the corner and he connects with knees. Cesaro with a kick to the back when the referee was not looking. Swagger with the double jump Swagger Bomb and then Cesaro tags in and hits a leap frog double stomp for a near fall.

Cesaro with a forearm and Jey with an uppercut. Jey with a forearm and uppercuts. Cesaro stops Jey from making the tag and Swagger tags in when Jey gives Cesaro a sunset flip. Swagger with shots to the lower back and then he traps Jey’s arms.

Swagger keeps Jey in his part of the ring. Jey with an elbow but Swagger with a knee and Cesaro tags back in. Swagger elevates Jey for an elevated European uppercut for a near fall. Cesaro with a reverse chin lock but Jey backs Cesaro into the corner. Jey with an enzuigiri and Jimmy and Swagger tag in. Jimmy with clotheslines and then he knocks Cesaro off the apron. Jimmy with a Samoan Drop and then he hits the running butt splash into the corner and then he gets a near fall. Cesaro pulls Swagger out of the ring.

Jimmy and Jey with stereo planchas Jimmy sends Swagger back in and Colter gets on the apron to distract the referee. Cesaro tries to knock Jimmy off the turnbuckles but Jey kicks Cesaro to the mat. Jimmy leaps over Swagger and Jey tags in and he gets the three count with a rollup.

Winners: Jimmy and Jey Uso

We are back and it is time for MizTV. Miz brings out his first guest, Daniel Bryan. Miz then brings out his second guest, John Cena.

Miz reminds John and Daniel that Triple H will be their guest referee and he wants thoughts.

Daniel says that it is great that someone stood up to Vince McMahon so they can have the match that the WWE Universe deserves.

John says that this has to be the most exciting MizTV because it is usually a trainwreck. Triple H knows what it means to defend the WWE Title in the main event. He cannot think of a better person to call things down the middle.

Miz asks John what his real issues with Daniel Bryan are.

Cena says that there is no underlying theme. The issue between him and Daniel Bryan is the WWE Championship. Daniel wants to be the champion and John is the champion. He picked Daniel because he deserves the opportunity and he will put up a hell of a fight on Sunday.

Miz tells Daniel that ‘Hell of a fight’ is code for you’re gonna lose in CenaSpeak. He says that Cena is trying to ride Daniel’s wave of popularity.

Daniel tells Miz to shut up or he will punch him in the face.

Daniel says that he doesn’t get it. Why does John and people like John think that he can only put up a hell of a fight. He tells John not to interrupt him. He tells John last week, Cena came out and he does what he does best. He made some explosive remarks to get them on their feet. Whether they were cheering him or booing him is a different subject.

When the red light was on, he grabbed the spotlight. Daniel says that is why he doesn’t watch television. He does not like the style over the substance. He does not like the people that are in for the glory and not for the wrestling. Daniel says that his shirt is a parody of John. Daniel says that he thinks that John Cena is a parody of wrestling.

Daniel says that he doesn’t want to be a parody. He wants to be WWE Champion for one reason and one reason only. It is not for the fame or the glory. It is so everyone knows that when he steps in the ring, there is nobody better than Daniel Bryan.

John removes his hat and shirt and he tells Daniel that he almost got him. Cena says that Daniel’s comments are real strong. Cena says that he is not a parody. Cena says that he is out here for the same reason. He is out here for all of this. He says that he thought Daniel was smart enough to know this. The people chanting for Daniel are doing it because they believe in him.

Daniel hears that and when he hears that someone believes in you, it gives you emotion. All Daniel wants to do is put his body on the line to say that he believes in the people as much as the people believe in him. WWE is not about grabbing a spotlight. It is about the people choosing their favorite superstar and have moments with their favorite superstar.

John says that it is just a t-shirt. That is like saying the American flag is just a cloth. It is about the message that the shirt is about. John says that he has been in hostile environments and as long as he has people behind him, he will fight for them.

John says that Daniel has the gall to call him a parody because he does not like the way he acts or who he is. Daniel is not the first person to say this about him. Cena says that it has been going on for years. Daniel is not the first and he will not be the last. He reminds Daniel that he has busted his ass for 12 years. It is not for the people who don’t respect him. It is for the kid in the front row and his dad. It is for the Make-A-Wish kid he met with earlier today.

John says that Daniel is red hot right now and he will have critics. He should appreciate everything that he has accomplished. Daniel should know that John is proud of who he is and what he has become.

John says that he is a man who has spent the last 12 years wrestling around the world. He has been in the ring with the biggest names. John says that he has done it while holding the title. He wants Daniel to think of him as a parody. A man who is a t-shirt, wrist bands, a pair of cargo pants, and tennis shoes. He has beaten them all. He has beaten Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Batista, Randy Orton, and The Rock.

Daniel says that John is saying that these people are better than him.

John says that Daniel doesn’t belong in that class of people. Cena tells Daniel that respect is not given, it is earned. If Daniel wins on Sunday, then he will have earned John’s respect.

Daniel tells John that he just spelled it out that he does not respect John. He says that Cena is not treating this match like his matches with Shawn Michaels or the Rock. John has been champion 11 times. How could John understand the hunger and desire to hold that WWE Title just one time. For John Cena this is just another SummerSlam. For him, this is the biggest match of his life.

Daniel says that he learned a custom in Japan to fire someone up so they will bring everything to that fight. They take their hand and they slap the other person in the face as hard as they can. Daniel says that he wishes that he could do that to John right now, but he cannot. Daniel says that John is not a wrestler and John does not deserve it.

John wants Daniel to hit him in the face. Cena slaps Bryan and he wants Daniel to hit him. Daniel refuses to hit Cena and then . . .

Triple H makes his way to the ring. Hunter says something to Cena.

Randy Orton’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage with the briefcase.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Seven: Fandango (with Summer Rae) versus R Truth

Before the match starts, Truth and Fandango dance in the ring. Fandango hits Truth from behind and then he punches Truth.

Truth with a double leg take down and then Truth punches Fandango and then he connects with clotheslines and a drop kick. Fandango goes to the floor.

Fandango gets on the mic and he reminds us how to pronounce his name.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Curtis Axel is watching Paul Heyman get ready for his match and he asks Paul if he is nervous. Paul says that he thinks he is having second thoughts about this.

Match Number Seven: Number One Contender Battle Royal for a shot at Dean Ambrose at SummerSlam (featuring Rob Van Dam, Brodus Clay, Tensai, Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, Ryback, Antonio Cesaro, Jack Swagger, Titus O’Neil, Darren Young, Justin Gabriel, Mark Henry, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Fandango, R Truth, Kofi Kingston, Grat Khali, and Wade Barrett)

The wrestlers pair off and try to get an early elimination. Ryback presses Gabriel and eliminates him. Young hits Ryback from behind and then Ryback sends Darren over the top to the floor to eliminate him.

Ryback and Tensai exchange punches in the center of the ring. Ryback clotheslines Tensai over the top rope to the floor. Ryback and Cesaro work over Jey Uso. Titus and Cesaro exchange European uppercuts. Slater and McIntyre work over Jimmy Uso and Jinder joins in to eliminate him.

Henry has Kofi in the corner while Truth goes after Swagger. Cesaro stops Truth. Clay punches Slater and Henry works over Barrett. Cesaro hits Khali from behind to stop his attack on Swagger. Titus punches Henry and kicks him. Ryback and Van Dam battle in the ropes. McIntyre tries to eliminate Kofi but Kofi escapes and Drew holds on to the ropes and stays on the apron.

Kofi punches Ryback and then Swagger and Cesaro look at who to attack. Barrett punches Khali and Khali sends Barrett into the turnbuckles and he chops Wade.

Slater does some ring post dancing while waiting for his time to return to the ring. Slater kicks Barrett from the apron and he returns to the ring. Truth eliminates Fandango and then Truth shimmies for him. Fandango eliminates Truth and then Van Dam sends Fandango back over the top rope.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Khali, Clay, and 3MB were eliminated. Cesaro holds Jey but Jey kicks Swagger and he punches Cesaro. Cesaro and Swagger try to eliminate Jey and they succeed. Cesaro and Swagger gloat over their performance and Henry works them over. Titus slams Van Dam to the mat and the announcers wonder why he didn’t eliminate him. Van Dam with kick and clothesline to eliminate Titus.

Barrett kicks Van Dam and punches him. Cesaro sends Kofi to the apron and he hits Swagger with a springboard move. Cesaro lands on the apron and then Swagger sends Kofi over the top rope and he tries for a sunset flip power bomb. Kofi holds on and so does Cesaro. Swagger clotheslines Kofi to the floor and he is eliminated.

Barrett kicks Henry in the corner and Swagger tries to send Swagger into the turnbuckles but Van Dam with a kick to Swagger followed by a springboard side kick to Cesaro. Ryback with a clothesline to Van Dam. Barrett and Ryback work over Van Dam in the corner while Cesaro and Swagger work over Henry.

Cesaro and Swagger pick up Henry but Henry gets back to his feet and he sends Swagger and Cesaro over the top rope to the floor. Henry with a body block to Barrett and he sends Barrett over the top rope to the floor.

Henry picks up Ryback and Ryback is on the apron. Van Dam with a side kick and Ryback holds on to the ropes. Henry with a body block to eliminate Ryback.

We are down to the final two and the crowd is behind Van Dam more than Henry.

Van Dam climbs on Ryback’s back for a sleeper but Henry backs Van Dam into the turnbuckles. Van Dam with a kick and then he goes up top but Henry crotches Van Dam. Henry charges at Van Dam and Rob drops down and Henry goes over the top rope to the floor.

Winner: Rob Van Dam

After the match, Henry returns to the ring and he fist bumps Van Dam.

The Shield’s music plays and they makes their way to the ring but Henry returns to the ring.

The Shield surround three sides of the ring. Big Show’s music plays and Ambrose, Rollins, and Reigns freeze on the apron. Ambrose, Rollins, and Reigns retreat to the floor and then into the crowd as Show enters the ring.

We are back and Paul Heyman is in the ring. He starts to repeat CM Punk’s name. He asks Punk if he can hear his worshippers calling for their hero. Paul says that he does not blame CM Punk for everything that happened. He blames every member of the WWE Universe. CM Punk used to live for his respect and for his love for his acceptance and adulation. Now Punk does not live for his love, he lives for everyone’s acceptance.

What Paul takes very personally is that the people took CM Punk away from him. Tonight, he takes their worship of their hero away from them. All he has heard for the last week is that it is a trap for CM Punk.

Paul is amazed that the people figured this out on their own. Paul says that it is a trap. This is a conspiracy. He didn’t come up with it himself. He had a co-conspirator. He wants everyone to see his best friend. He brings out BROCK LESNAR.

Before they lay out their plan, Paul has something for Brock. It is a BROCK LESNAR video package.

Paul says that now that we know it is a trap, it is time to talk about the trap. Paul says that he told Brock there was no way that Punk would fall for this, but Punk’s need to be worshipped will be the death of CM Punk. It is so insidious and pure evil, but so simplistic.

Paul says that he is willing to fight CM Punk tonight in this ring. All Punk has to do is play the hero and fight him . . . and BROCK LESNAR. It won’t be one on one. It will be two-on-one. Impossible odds in any situation. Punk can play the hero, but it will be a guaranteed beating less than a week before SummerSlam.

Paul says that heroes are stupid because they have no other option. Paul tells Punk that he has an option and a choice. Tonight, CM Punk does not have to be the hero. All he has to do is disappoint each and every one of you.

All he has to do is tuck his tail between his leg and walk out the door before he faces BROCK LESNAR at SummerSlam.

Paul wants Punk’s answer. Will he be the smart coward or will he play the stupid hero.

Punk takes the camera and hits Lesnar with it when he comes through the crowd. Punk hits Lesnar in the back with the camera. Lesnar rolls to the floor. Punk with a suicide dive onto Lesnar.

Punk grabs a chair and he hits Brock in the back with it. Punk wants the Beast to get up.

Heyman is in the ring and he can’t believe what just happened. Paul tries to apologize and he goes to the floor and Heyman goes up the ramp. Curtis Axel comes out and he goes after Punk but Punk with a chair shot and then he punches Axel and sends him into the TitanTron. Punk gets Axel on his back and he hits a Go To Sleep on Axel.

We go to credits.

2014 - WWE nnounced the following:

WWE® NETWORK GOES GLOBAL

STAMFORD, Conn., August 12, 2014 – The U.S. English language version of WWE Network is available starting today, on an over-the-top basis, in more than 170 countries and territories, including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Spain, and the Nordics, among others. The network is expected to be live in the U.K. by this October and plans for the network in Italy, UAE, Germany, Japan, India, China, Thailand and Malaysia will be communicated at a later date.

For $9.99 (U.S. dollars) per month with a six month commitment, fans will have access to 24/7 programming, all 12 live WWE pay-per-view events, and the most comprehensive video-on-demand library. In addition, subscribers can now choose a monthly offering at $12.99 (U.S. dollars) with no commitment and the ability to cancel at any time. The $12.99 price point is a change from the previously announced $19.99 monthly plan and allows WWE to offer an option with no commitment that we believe better reflects the variety of economies that exist internationally.

Like other digital subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, fans are able to subscribe online by going to WWE.com and clicking on the WWE Network button on the top right corner of the navigation bar. Throughout the day, WWE Network will be made available internationally across all platforms including web, mobile, gaming consoles and connected devices.

Additionally, WWE today announced that WWE Network will be available by tomorrow on Sony internet connected TVs, Blu-ray Disc players and Blu-ray Home Theater systems. By this Friday, WWE Network will be available on Samsung Smart TV devices, Blu-ray Players and Home Theater systems.

For a complete listing of WWE Network availability by country and device, please click here.

2015 - The following press release was issued:

New Buffalo Pa... VegasFuel Energy Drink is one of the fastest growing Energy Drinks in the USA are very proud to announce Michael Hutter AKA EC3 as our National Spokesman.

EC3 is best known for his weekly appearances on TNA Impact Wrestling currently airing on Discovery's Destination America affiliate and is available through most cable providers.

Of the companies growth, VegasFuel Energy Drink CEO Max Naylor said,” Since acquiring VegasFuel our goal was to create a great tasting product with broad appeal and a affordable price point and now we couldn't be happier with the direction we are going and is only going to get bigger.”

2015 - WWE broadcast NXT. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

Rich Brennan is with William Regal and he asks Regal about the comments made by Kevin Owens requesting a ladder match. William says that Kevin Owens thinks that his decision making will be altered by the way he thinks about him, but that is further from the truth. He cannot accept his demands, but William says that he talked to Finn Balor and Finn agreed to any type of match. William mentions the physicality of a ladder match, but this is the biggest match in NXT in front of the biggest crowd in NXT history. At Takeover, it will be a ladder match and William wishes both men luck in the match.

We are in Winter Park, Florida and your announcers are Rich Brennan, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves.

Corey explains the Perfect Ten character for Tye Dillinger. He is telling everyone that he is better than them.

Match Number One: Solomon Crowe versus Tye Dillinger

They lock up and Dillinger with a wrist lock. Crowe rolls through and reverses the wrist lock. Dillinger with a snap mare and he gives himself a ten. They lock up and Dillinger with a side head lock. Dillinger holds on to the ropes and does a cartwheel and gives himself a ten. Crowe kicks Dillinger into the corner followed by a chop. Crowe with an Irish whip but Dillinger floats over Crowe. Crowe trips Dillinger and hits a rana.

Dillinger sends Crowe into the turnbuckles but Crowe with an elbow and a handstand head scissors followed by a kick from Crowe. Crowe charges into a boot from Dillinger and Tye with punches to Crowe and he chokes him in the corner. Dillinger kicks Crowe in the head and then he waits for Crowe to get up and Dillinger with a choke with the arm trapped.

Crowe escapes but Tye with a punch and then he pulls down the knee pad to expose the knee. Crowe with punches. Crowe with a boot and he connects with a forearm. Crowe with running double sledges followed by a cutter. Crowe with a running knee into the corner but Dillinger avoids Crowe. Crowe blocks a kick but Dillinger kicks Crowe to the floor through the ropes.

Dillinger with a knee to the head as he drops to the mat and he gets the three count.

Winner: Tye Dillinger

We go to commercial.

We are back and Mojo Rawley finds Zack Ryder outside Zack wonders why Mojo is in his gear. Mojo says that he is always ready. Mojo says he was with ten chicks at the club last night. Then he goes through their names and it was twelve.

Match Number Two: Baron Corbin versus Axel Tischer

Corbin paces around the ring and they lock up. Corbin sends Tischer into the turnbuckles and he hits a splash. Corbin hits the End of Days for the three count.

Winner: Baron Corbin

After the match, Corbin takes the mic and he says this is what happens. Every time he comes to the ring he dominates. He is the real deal. When you step in the ring with him, the same tired story. Nobody gets up from the End of Days.

Corbin picks up Tischer but Steve Cutler comes to the ring and he punches Corbin. Corbin gives Cutler the End of Days.

Baron gets on the mic again and he says nobody gets up from the End of Days. He does not care who you are.

Samoa Joe’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring and he has a mic.

Joe says he has to admit that he is impressed. You are quite the domineering figure. Joe says he is in the back and he hears Baron moaning about a challenge. This is an impressive path of destruction, but Joe says he can guarantee one thing. Baron will not be doing that to him.

Baron says he can do it to anyone, including you.

Joe says he is standing here so why not do it now.

Corbin says you want to do this right now. Baron says he just fought two guys. They can do this, oh we can do this, just not right now.

Corbin brushes Joe and then he punches Joe and sends him to the mat a few times. Corbin kicks Joe and then he punches Joe. Corbin with more punches to Joe and then he tries for End of Days but Joe puts Corbin in the choke and he applies a body scissors and Corbin is out.

Joe stands over Corbin and then leaves the ring.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a Bull Dempsey training video and it ends with Iron Sharpens Iron.

We see comments from Tyler Breeze about his match. Tyler says it is fitting that he requests something monumental for NXT Takeover Brooklyn and William Regal did not disappoint. You brought in Jushin Liger from Japan. You did the same thing when you brought in Hideo Itami and Tyler took care of him. Domo Arigato Mr. Liger for making him the face of the rising sun.

Match Number Three: Marcus Louis versus Finn Balor in a Non Title Match

They lock up and Balor with a waist lock take down into a side head lock. Balor holds on when Louis tries to send him off the ropes. Balor with a shoulder tackle and he gets a near fall. Balor with a side head lock. Louis backs Balor into the corner and he punches the champion. Balor with forearms and punches of his own. Balor runs into an elbow and then Louis with a uranage for a near fall.

Louis with a chi lock but Balor with punches. Louis with a forearm and Irish whip but Balor with a boot and chop. Balor with an Irish whip and chop. Balor with Sling Blade and then he hits the running drop kick to send Louis into the turnbuckles. Balor goes up top for the Coup de Grace and the three count.

Winner: Finn Balor

After the match, Balor celebrates in the ring and then he goes up the ramp but he has his back to the stage so that allows Kevin Owens to hit him from behind. Owens sends Balor into the apron and then tries for the apron power bomb but Balor gets onto the apron. Balor hits a running drop kick to Owens. They go into the ring and Owens with a power bomb when Balor charges at him.

Owens goes to the floor and he picks up the NXT Title belt. Owens does the Balor pose with the belt before dropping the belt on Balor’s chest and he walks over Balor to leave the ring.

We go to Greg Hamilton who is with the Vaudevillains. Greg mentions the problems with Alexa Bliss and he asks what is their plan for Brooklyn. Aiden says that they have a plan that will take care of Alexa Bliss. Simon says that with the Bliss Factor taken care of, they will be able to focus on Blake and Murphy.

Alexa Bliss interrupts the interview and has Greg leave. Alexa wonders what those two big strong guys have in store for her. She is flattered. She also slaps Simon and Aiden and then wishes them luck before walking away.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the Apollo Crews video.

It is official that Baron Corbin will face Samoa Joe at NXT Takeover Brooklyn on August 22nd as they run through the card for the entire show.

Who will be the person to face Sasha Banks for the NXT Women’s Title? We will find out next.

The NXT Women's Champion Sasha Banks joins the announcers for the main event.

Match Number Four:Becky Lynch versus Bayley in a Number One Contender Match

They lock up and Bayley with a wrist lock and she tries to take Becky to the mat. Becky with a reversal. Becky continues to work on the arm but Bayley with a take down for a near fall. Bayley with an arm bar into a wrist lock. Becky goes for the wrist. Bayley with a side head lock and snap mare. Bayley with a running back elbow to the back and she gets a near fall.

Bayley with a leg sweep but Becky with a bridge to escape. Becky with arm drags into an arm bar. Becky with an arm bar. Becky with a knee in the corner but Bayley escapes and hits an arm drag. Bayley with a double jump elbow into the corner followed by a bulldog for a near fall. Bayley with a near fall and she hits an elbow drop and gets a near fall. Becky with a hammer lock suplex and she gets a near fall. Becky with forearms in the corner.

Becky wraps Bayley's arm in the ropes and then connects with a splash into the corner. Becky with an elbow to the back of the head. Bayley with kicks and punches. Becky traps the arm with her feet and then adds pressure to the arm and she gets a near fall. Becky with a hammer lock. Bayley punches Becky but Becky with a forearm. Becky with an arm bar.

Becky returns to the key lock and then drops Bayley’s arm on the top rope. Becky wraps the arm in the ropes and kicks her in the arm. Bayley with forearms but Becky returns to the arm and hits an arm wringer that sends Bayley to the mat and Becky gets a near fall.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Becky continues to work on the arm. Bayley with forearms and a back elbow and double sledges. Bayley with a shoulder into the corner and then she goes for an elbow but Becky moves and she hits a kick in the corner. Becky goes for a pump handle move but Bayley escapes and gets a near fall. Bayley with a rollup for a near fall. Bayley with a back slide for a near fall.

Becky with a pump handle suplex for a near fall. Becky with snap leg drops and then she misses the twisting leg drop and Bayley with a Sliding D. Bayley with a shoulder in the corner and then hits a back elbow in the corner. Bayley goes to the turnbuckles and hits a corkscrew back elbow but can only get a near fall. Bayley holds her injured wrist after the near fall. Becky with a shot to the midsection but Bayley sends Becky to the apron. Bayley with a forearm

Becky kicks Bayley from the apron and then Becky goes up top but Bayley with a forearm to the head. Bayley goes up but Becky sends her back to the mat. Bayley with a power slam and she gets a near fall. Becky escapes a slam but Becky has a kick blocked. Becky applies the DisArmher but Bayley gets to the ropes. Bayley with a suplex and she goes for the Belly-to-belly suplex but Becky escapes and goes for an arm bar but Bayley with a rollup for the three count.

Winner: Bayley

2015 - TNA broadcast Impact Wrestling on Destination America.  Stu Carapola filed the following TV report:

Welcome to the Impact Wrestling Report here on PWInsider.com!

We see an opening video running down tonight's TNA vs GFW card, then Jeff and Karen Jarrett come out to the ring, with the King of the Mountain Title, and Jeff says that he never thought that one call would turn into all this. He said his TNA career is over, but he left on a positive note and founded Global Force Wrestling, a promotion about competing at the highest level. That's what we're going to do tonight, and there are rivalries in every sport, but tonight we're going to create a new one. TNA was in a pinch, so he suggested bringing GFW in and we're going to get the best of both companies tonight in this ring. Eric Young comes out and says he doesn't care about the fans or Jeff Jarrett, just himself. Jeff is walking around calling himself the King of the Mountain, but Jeff is looking at the King of the World. He is God here, and he's decided the fate of the TNA World Title twice, he decided Kurt Angle should go home and never come back, he decided to take a war hero's leg because he felt like it, and he's going to let Jeff be the promoter, the bookerman, and he wants Jeff in a match for HIS King of the Mountain Title. Eric says Jeff's going to do it, and he's going to take his title, his pride, his identity, and his career. Young spits on Jeff's feet, but Jeff says he wants to make something clear: Eric doesn't work for him and he sure as hell doesn't work for EY, so he can kick Eric's ass with no repercussions. But that's not why he's here, he's here for the fans, and he's not an active wrestler anymore, he's a promoter building the best damn brand in the world. The King of the Mountain Title will be defended all over the world in multiple promoters, and tonight, there will be the first ever King of the Mountain match on live TV tonight, and Eric Young is in. Young attacks Jeff as he tries to leave the ring, and he proceeds to stomp Jeff out while Karen yells at him at ringside. A bunch of GFW wrestlers run out of the back and chase Young off, and several TNA wrestlers run out of the back and brawl in the ring with the GFW guys.

We come back from commercial and the GFW guys are backstage yelling about what just happened with TNA. Jeff Jarrett comes in and says he'll take care of EY, and it's up to them to go out there and show why GFW has the best talent in the world.

We go to Josh and Pope as they talk about what happened to Bully Ray last week, then we head to the ring for our opening match!

Lei'D Tapa vs Awesome Kong

Tapa's manager Royal Red introduces us to Tapa, the most dominating, powerful, and fearful lady in this business. Any lady in this business can come in this ring and bow down to the QUEEN! Kong comes out and doesn't look impressed, and they go right at each other, matching strength with shoulderblocks and neither girl goes down. They trade right hands, and Tapa gets the advantage, backing Kong to the corner and choking her. Kong responds with short shoulderblocks, Tapa responds with some of her own, and Kong whips Tapa to the corner and splashes her before hitting a running crossbody for 2. Tapa escapes the Implant Buster and drills Kong with a superkick that puts Kong flat on her back and covers her for 2. Kong runs Tapa over with a series of clotheslines and flattens her with a splash for 2. Tapa suddenly elevates Kong in a fireman's carry and hits a Samoan drop for 2. That was impressive, I've never seen anyone pick Kong up like that. Kong responds with some shots, a spinning backfist, and a chokeslam. Kong clotheslines Tapa to the floor, Tapa pulls Kong out under the bottom rope, and they brawl on the floor and up the ramp as the referee counts them both out.

DOUBLE COUNTOUT

Really good match, completely out of the realm of what we usually see from the Knockouts, and I get why they need to protect them both. Kong gets the last laugh after slamming Tapa on the entrance ramp as the segment ends.

PJ Black is backstage and says he just does his thing and tonight's King of the Mountain is just another match, but he's really here to show everyone what PJ Black is all about.

Drew Galloway is backstage and says he stole the show in the King of the Mountain match at Slammiversary, and he'll get the job done tonight for TNA.

Bobby Roode is in the ring, and he looks like he has stuff on his mind. Saying that things are getting chaotic here is an understatement, and there's a lot of unknowns, but some of those unknowns concern him and he's a little pissed off to be honest. Jeff Jarrett put together this King of the Mountain match tonight for his title, and the It Factor wasn't even considered for it. If anyone in any promotion, anywhere in the world deserves to be in that main event, it's him, and if Jeff has a problem with him, he wants him to come say it to his face. Secondly, he wants to bring out the man who ended Austin Aries' career: Rockstar Spud. Spud comes out and Roode says he looks proud as a peacock, and he should because he didn't just beat Austin Aries, he ended his TNA career and that's somethin Spud should be proud of. He proved that anyone can beat anyone on any given night, and Roode congratulates him on a job well done. Spud says never in his wildest dreams did he think he's be in the ring with Bobby Roode and have him be such a condescending prick. He understands that Roode doesn't think he belongs here or deserves to be here, but all the people in the crowd believe he should be here because when he was a little boy, he told everyone that he was going to be a wrestler, a champion, would challenge for the World Title against the greatest wrestler ever, Kurt Angle, and he did all those things. Oh, and he defeated Austin Aries, and he doesn't know what Roode has in mind, but he better forget it because if he tries to take his lunch money, he's going to get right in Roode's face and tell him to give it back. Roode says he's right because he's been an underdog his entire life, but he beat Aries last week because Spud really is that good, and he shouldn't take his aggression out on him, but he will. If Roode was in the ring with Spud last week, he would have ended Spud's career because he is the longest reigning champion this company's ever had, and if he wants to take his aggression out on anyone, he'll do it and there isn't a damn person who will stop him. Spud stops to consider that, and says there is one person who will, and he nails Roode with the microphone. Roode fires back and absolutely beats the crap out of Spud, who vainly tries to fight back as Roode stomps him out and nails him with his own microphone. Roode chokes Spud with his own suit jacket, then gives him the Roode Bomb before dumping him out to the floor and ramming him into the ring steps. Roode gives Spud the crippler crossface, and the referee's finally come out to break it up as we go to commercial.

Jeff Jarrett finds Bobby Roode backstage and asks him what just happened out there, and Roode hollers at him for leaving him off the one night he's here booking the show. He tells Jeff he's not his boss anymore and to get out of his face, then storms off.

"The Man" Jessie Godderz vs Bobby Lashley

Lashley runs Godderz over with a clothesline, presses him over his head several times before slamming him, and goes for a spear before Jessie smartly ducks out to the floor. Lashley goes out after Jessie, smashes his head into the ring apron several times, and they head back inside where Lashley hits a delayed vertical suplex, puts the boots to Jessie, but misses a charge and Jessie connects with a standing dropkick that puts Lashley down long enough to cover for 2. He gets Lashley in a gutwrench, but Lashley easily regains his feet, tosses Jessie, and takes him out with a shoulderblock. Lashley with rolling German suplexes, but he tries a spear and Jessie counters to a snap powerslam for 2. Lashley hits the spear on the second attempt and covers Jessie for the win.

Winner: Bobby Lashley

Lashley now advances to the King of the Mountain match later tonight, giving Jessie probably his best match ever in the process.

We look back at last week's main event between EC3 and Matt Hardy, then we see EC3 backstage with Tyrus, and they're...WALKING!

Drew Galloway is down backstage, the apparent victim of another one of these mystery attacks. WHODUNIT?

The Jarretts are in the office with Dixie Carter, and they're trying to figure out what to do since someone is apparently trying to stop this TNA/GFW copromotion. They need to figure out what they're doing for a replacement, and Dixie leaves that to Jeff since she's going to the hospital with Galloway.

Ethan Carter III and Tyrus come out to the ring, and EC3 says the title he holds means he's better than everyone in the crowd and anyone in any locker room, anywhere in the world. Matt Hardy climbed the ranks all the way to the top, he even got to pick the stipulation, and just like everyone else, he still lost. Matt comes out to confront EC3, he says that he heard every word he said and EC3 does have a claim at being the very best in the world, and he did something he never thought he'd do: he beat Matt in his own match, and he's not going to make excuses: he lost. EC3 is among the greats who have held the TNA World Title, but the compliments come with a caveat, because as long as he has that title, he is in Matt's focus and it won't end until that becomes a reality. Failing in one match doesn't make you a loser, because you have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep going, and nobody knows that better than he does because MATT HARDY WILL NOT DIE. EC3 says he respects Matt back, and nobody ever hit him as ard as when Matt put him through the table with that legdrop, but he got up and if Matt wants a title shot, he's more than worthy, but EC3 won't make that decision, he wants the people to decide if Matt get another shot at the title. EC3 says if Matt wants another shot at the title, the answer is NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Matt gets in EC3's face and Tyrus blindsides him, then holds Hardy so EC3 can lay ihm out with the title belt.

The Wolves are backstage, and they're...WALKING! And so are Brian Myers and Trevor Lee! The tag title is on the line after this break!

Taryn Terrell is in the Dollhouse telling the Dolls that she wants the both of them to take Gail out in a cage. Well wait a minute, all three of them couldn't beat Gail last time, how is this going to work?

Chris Mordetzky says that tonight is GFW's chance to show its dominance over TNA, and this is the Adonis' chance to rewrite his legacy as the King of the Mountain.

TNA World Tag Team Title Match: The Wolves vs Brian Myers & Trevor Lee

Brian Myers winds up in trouble pretty quickly, getting caught in the Wolves' corner and double teamed. Trevor Lee doesn't have any better luck, as the Wolves double team circles around the challengers. Myers and Lee get knocked to the floor, and the Wolves hit stereo baseball slides and stereo dives through the ropes. Eddie rolls Lee back inside and Davey goes for a top rope double stomp, but Myers shoves Davey to the floor and allows Lee to turn the tide and gain control of Eddie. Eddie is in peril for a few moments before making the hot tag so Davey can come in and clean house. Myers sneaks in and hits a Flatliner on Davey and then sets up Lee to hit a German suplex for 2. Wolves hit the double team Alarm Clock on Lee, then the powerbomb/backbreaker on Lee for the win.

Winners: The Wolves

Good match! Myers and Lee made a great impression.

Bobby Lashley is backstage and says he intends to not only win tonight like he plans for every match, but he'll also defend TNA's honor against GFW.

X Division Title Match: Tigre Uno vs Sonjay Dutt

They do a fast paced sequence to start, and wind up on the outside where Dutt hits a slick version of the flying headscissors on the floor, then rolls Tigre inside and hits a springboard splash for 2. Sonjay gets cute and tries a flippy move, and Tigre sunset flips him for the win.

Winner: Tigre Uno

Match was okay, they didn't get enough time to do more than the standard flippy dippy stuff.

Jeff Jarrett tells EC3 that he's always been proud of him, but EC3 says not to try blowing smoke up his butt because he's got his eye on him. Jeff says he better stay to keep an eye on King of the Mountain because the winner faces him for the TNA World Title next week.

We see a video package of Ken Anderson cutting a promo on Bram and talking about maybe just going home to be a dad, but then says he's a long way from doing that, and he wants Bram in an Open Mic Challenge next week at Turning Point.

It's MAIN EVENT TIME!

King of the Mountain Match: PJ Black vs Bobby Lashley vs Robbie E vs Chris Mordetzky vs Eric Young

Robbie E is the replacement for Drew Galloway in case you were wondering how he wound up in this match. Bell rings and everyone goes to town, Black quickly superkicks Young and Lashley covers him for the first pinfall. Now Lashley goes in the penalty box as Black rolls Mordetzky up to earn another fall, and Mortedzky goes in the penalty box too. Robbie and Black try to double team Lashley, but he easily tosses both of them around, then Robbie hits the Hertz Donut on Black and pins him to put him in the penalty box, then Lashley spears Robbie, and that happens just as Young and Mordetzky get out and go after Lashley. We go to commercial.

We're back as Mordetzky rolls Young up for another fall and Black and Robbie chuck him in the penalty box as they themselves get out. Robbie dives off the top of the penalty box and takes out both Lashley and Mordetzky, then sets the ladder up as Young gets out of the box and goes after Robbie. Young piledrives Robbie on the ring steps and pins him on the floor to eliminate him, Mordetzky and Black fight over who gets to climb up and hang the belt, Lashley takes them both out, then it's Black and Young on the ladder, Lashley spears Young off the ladder, and Young rolls to the floor as Black hits Lashley with a 450 splash and climbs the ladder. He hangs the belt and claims victory.

Winner: PJ Black

These matches are just so complicated, I really don't enjoy them but it was fine for what it was to set up Black vs EC3 for next week.

Thanks for reading the Impact Wrestling Report, I'll be back tomorrow to discuss Impact and more with Dave Scherer on the Stu & Pid Show!

 

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