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12/23 THIS DAY IN HISTORY: HOMICIDE WINS ROH TITLE, THE FINAL EVENT FOR THE ORIGINAL ECW IN THE ECW ARENA, KAVAL RELEASED FROM WWE AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2011-12-23 08:00:00

December 23rd

On this day in history in ....

1941 - Dave Reynolds defeats Buzz Jones in a tournament final to win the Midwest Wrestling Association World Light Heavyweight Title in Dayton, Ohio.

1949 - Ray Villmer defeats George Flynn in Atlanta, Georgia for the NWA (Georgia) Southern Heavyweight Title.

1952 - George Bollas defeats Sandor Szabo for the NWA Beat the Champ International Television Title in Los Angeles, California.

1953 - Doc and George Gallagher defeat Johnny Demchuck and Pepper Gomez to win the Big Time Wrestling Northwest Tag Team Title, ending Demchuck and Gomez's second reign.

1955 - Bill and Fred Blassie defeat Jerry Graham and Don McIntyre to win the NWA (Georgia) World Tag Team Title in Atlanta, Georgia, beginning their second reign.

1957 - Stan Mykietowich and Ted Stefanyk defeat Frenchy Champagne and Ed Tardi for the Madison Wrestling Club Tag Team Title in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to begin their second reign.

1958 - Kurt Von Himmler and Kurt Von Poppenheim defeat Herb and Seymour Freeman to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title.

1960 - Lord James Blears and Nick Bockwinkel defeat Stan Holek and The Preacher for the NWA (Hollywood Wrestling) International Television Tag Team Title in Long Beach, California.

1962 - Keiji Muto is born in Fujiyoshida, Japan.

1965 - Rocky Smith wins his third NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title, defeating Hiro Matsuda in a rematch to win the vacant title in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The title had been held up a week prior after a match between the two.

1970 - In Mobile, Alabama, Mike Boyette wins a battle royal, last eliminating champion Bob Kelly, for the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title and City of Mobile Heavyweight Title, ending Kelly's second reign.

1971 - Bob Roop defeats Ole Anderson in Tampa, Florida for the NWA Florida Television Title.

1972 - Geoff Portz defeats Kendo Nagasaki in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to win the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title for the third time.

1972 - Bobo Brazil defeats Pampero Firpo to win the NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Title in Detroit, Michigan, ending Firpo's second reign and beginning Brazil's fifth.

1972 - Bearcat Brown and Johnny Walker defeat The Bounty Hunters (David and Jerry Novak) for the NWA (Mid-America) Southern Tag Team Title in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

1972 - Danny Babich and Michel Martel defeat George Gordienko and Super Hawk to win the Stampede International Tag Team Title, beginning their second reign.

1975 - Rocky Johnson defeats King Curtis Iaukea to win the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title in Tampa, Florida.

1979 - Estela Melina defeats Vickie Williams to win the UWA Women's World Title in Mexico City, Mexico.

1983 - Curt Hennig and Pat (Scott) McGhee defeat The Assassin and The Dynamite for the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title in Eugene, Oregon.

1983 - Archie Gouldie wins his 10th and final Stampede North American Heavyweight Title in Calgary, Alberta, ending the second reign of Bad News Allen.

1985 - Mark Youngblood defeats Jack Victory for the WCCW Television Title in Fort Worth, Texas.

1985 - Robert Fuller defeats Roberto Soto to win the NWA Continental Heavyweight Title in Birmingham, Alabama.

1986 - Shinobu Kandori defeats Lola Gonzales to win the UWA Women's World Title in Tokyo, Japan, ending Gonzales' third reign.

1995 - The Pink Assassin defeats El Marcarado in Provincetown, Massachusetts, for the Century Wrestling Alliance (later NWA New England) Light Heavyweight Title, ending Maracarado's second reign.

1999 - ECW ran a show at the White Plains Civic Center in White Plains, New York. Some of the matches were taped for two episodes of ECW on TNN. The results:
- Kintaro Kanemura defeated C.W. Anderson.
- ECW World Tag Team Champions Danny Doring & Roadkill defeated Kid Kash & Super Nova and The Dupps in a three-way dance. This match aired on January 7, 2000.
- Little Guido Maritato pinned Super Calo.
- Yoshihiro Tajiri pinned Super Crazy. This match aired on December 31, 1999.
- Raven pinned Mikey Whipwreck. This match aired on December 31, 1999.
- Da Baldies (Angel, DeVito and Vic Grimes) defeated Balls Mahoney and New Jack in a handicap match.
- Sabu defeated Rhino and The Sandman in a three-way match.
- Mike Awesome defeats Masato Tanaka to win the ECW World Heavyweight Title, beginning his second reign. This match aired on December 31, 1999.
- Justin Credible defeated Tommy Dreamer in a Stairway to Hell match. This match aired on January 7, 2000.
- ECW Television Champion Rob Van Dam defeated Jerry Lynn.

1999 - Ran Yu Yu defeats Azumi Hyuga for the JWP Openweight Division Title in Tokyo, Japan.

2000 - A little over four months after forming, Pro Wrestling Noah holds their "Great Voyage" show at Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan, drawing their biggest crowd up to that point in time, with 12,000 fans attending.  The show saw special appearances from Shinya Hashimoto and WEW's Kodo Fuyuki and Tetsuhiro Kuroda.  Here are the results from the show:
- Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Kenta Kobayashi defeated Kishin Kawabata & 2 Cold Scorpio when Kikuchi pinned Kawabata.
- Haruka Eigen, Jun Izumida, & Satoru Asako defeated Rusher Kimura, Mitsuo Momota, & Makoto Hashi when Izumida pinned Hashi.
- Kentaro Shiga, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Takeshi Morishima defeated Masao Inoue, Takeshi Rikio, & Takashi Sugiura when Shiga forced Sugiura to submit.
- Kodo Fuyuki & Tetsuhiro Kuroda defeated Tamon Honda & Naomichi Marufuji to win the WEW (FMW) Tag Team Title when Fuyuki pinned Honda.
- Yoshinari Ogawa & Daisuke Ikeda defeated Masashi Aoyagi & Akitoshi Saito when Ikeda pinned Aoyagi.
- Yoshihiro Takayama defeated Akira Taue.
- Shinya Hashimoto defeated Takao Omori.
- Mitsuharu Misawa defeated Vader.
- Kenta Kobashi defeated Jun Akiyama.

2000 - The final original Extreme Championship Wrestling event to ever take place at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is held.  While there would be three more ECW cards (including the Guilty As Charged Pay-per-view in New York), this was the last time ECW would hold a show in "The World's Most Famous Bingo Hall".  Here are the results from that show:
- Chilly Willy vs. The Blue Boy (Meanie) ended in a no-contest, when Rhino attacked and gored both men, as well as referee H.C. Loc and Jasmin St. Claire.
- ECW World Tag Team Champions Danny Doring & Roadkill defeated Da Baldies (Tony DeVito & Angel) when Roadkill pinned Angel.
- Balls Mahoney defeated Bilvis Wesley.
- Jerry Lynn defeated Spike Dudley.
- CW Anderson defeated Super Crazy via submission.
- EZ Money defeated Nova when the match was stopped due to Nova bleeding from the ear (this was an angle to explain an absence for Nova, who was considering surgery for an eardrum problem). This led to Tommy Dreamer coming out, leading into the next match.
- EZ Money, Julio Dinero & Chris Hamrick defeated Tommy Dreamer, Christian York & Joey Matthews when Money pinned Dreamer after CW Anderson interfered.
- Mikey Whipwreck & Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated The FBI (Little Guido & Tony Mamaluke) in a three falls match.  Tajiri and Whipwreck both submitted to lose the first fall, Mamaluke was pinned in the second fall, and forced to submit in the third fall by Tajiri.
- ECW World Champion Steve Corino defeated Justin Credible and The Sandman in a Three Way Dance.  Corino pinned both men to win the match. Towards the end of the match, fans were throwing chairs into the ring, the last time that would ever occur at an ECW event.  After Corino's win, Sandman laid him out and left with the title belt.

2000 - Ian Rotten defeats Dino Bambino in West Allis, Wisconsin to win the Mid-American Wrestling Heavyweight Title for the fourth time.

2000 - Etsuko Mita and Mima Shimoda defeat Kayo Noumi and Manami Toyota to win the 2000 AJW The Best Tag Team League.

2003 - Mr. Big Japan and Mens Teioh defeat Badboy Hito and Ryuji Ito to win the BJW World Tag Team Title in Tokyo, Japan.

2004 - Chiharu and Yuka Nakamura defeat Vampire Bat Witch Devirats I and II in Tokyo, Japan to win the vacant NEO Itabashi Tag Team Title in Tokyo, Japan.

2005 - Apple Miyuki and YOSHIYA defeat Shiori Asahi and Makoto Oishi in Chiba, Japan, for the WEW (BJW) Hardcore Tag Team Title.

2005 - Lee Condry defeats J.T. Quest for the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title in Columbia, Tennessee, ending Quest's third reign.

2006 - Ring of Honor held "Final Battle 2006" at the Manhattan Center in New York City, New York. The results:
- Jimmy Rave defeated ROH World Tag Team Champion Christopher Daniels, Davey Richards and El Generico in a Four Corner Survival match.
- Adam Pearce defeated Ricky Reyes.
- Brent Albright and Jimmy Jacobs defeated Colt Cabana and B.J. Whitmer.
- The Briscoes (Jay and Mark Briscoe) defeated The Kings of Wrestling (Claudio Castagnoli and Chris Hero).
- Jimmy Rave defeated Nigel McGuinness.
- CIMA, Shingo and ROH World Tag Team Champion Matt Sydal defeated Generation Next (Austin Aries and Roderick Strong) and Delirious in a Dragon Gate Rules match.
- Homicide defeated Bryan Danielson to win the ROH World Title.

2006 - Tatsuhito Takaiwa defeats Takashi Sugiura to win the NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Title in Tokyo, Japan, ending and beginning each man's second reign.

2006 - Brandon Stone wins a battle royal for the vacant NWA Main Event X Division Title in Columbia, Tennessee. the previous champion, G.Q., had been stripped on November 24 for missing title defenses.

2009 - Former WWE and ECW star David "Kid Kash" Cash was arrested on charges of identity theft, forgery and theft of property.  Cash was arrested and charged with four counts of identity theft, two counts of forgery under $500 and four counts of theft of property under $500.  The charges stem from Cash allegedly using the credit card of a "female acquaintance" on four occasions "without permission", according to the Kingston Times News.  The charges totaled less than $1000 and Cash had the card in his possession at the time of the arrest.
Cash claimed to the authorities that he had used the card with the female's permission.  The case was later dropped.

2009 - As part of an agreement to end all legalities involving the WWE video game licensing between Jakks, THQ and WWE, World Wrestling Entertainment issued the following press release outlining a new agreement between the company and THQ that will take them through 2018:

THQ AND WWE SIGN EIGHT-YEAR DEAL

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE), leaders in video gaming and sports entertainment, announced that they have entered into a new eight-year agreement granting THQ the exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish video games based on WWE®’s content effective January 1, 2010.

WWE grants THQ the exclusive worldwide rights to publish interactive games based on WWE properties across all major gaming platforms and distribution channels.

Since WWE entered the video game market in 1990, it has been a recognized leader and one of the top ten best-selling brands since 1995* according to NPD Group. Through September 30, 2009, THQ has reported net sales of WWE video games in excess of $1.4 billion.

“This agreement ensures that WWE games will continue to be an important cornerstone of THQ’s annual release schedule for the long term,” said Brian Farrell, THQ President and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to working directly with WWE to expand their brand in the video game space through continued game play innovation and increased online delivery of WWE content.”

“As one of the most successful video game brands, WWE is excited to work directly with THQ to translate WWE’s colorful characters and ever-changing content into exciting and fresh video games for our fans,” said Donna Goldsmith, WWE Chief Operating Officer.

“This year’s highly rated WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 video game demonstrates the innovation and creativity that THQ brings to WWE,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This new licensing agreement will ensure that we continue our tremendous success in the video game industry in the years to come.”

*Based on US Market brand ranking 1995-November 2009

About World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly, PG content across all of its platforms including television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 500 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Shanghai, Tokyo, Toronto and Sydney. Additional information on World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) can be found at corporate.wwe.com.

About THQ Inc.
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com. THQ and the THQ logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

2010 - Kavel, who won the second season of WWE NXT, is released by the company.  The former Low Ki would return to the independents and make several appearances for TNA and is now training in MMA.

2010 - TNA broadcast Impact.  Stu Carapola filed the following TV report:

We start with a recap of last week's events, and then we head into the Impact Zone for the official weigh in for the Morgan-Anderson match at Genesis. Flair tells the fans that there's a stranger among them, and says that Rob Terry has the opportunity to prove to Immortal that he can be a bodyguard. Eric Bischoff says that this is not going to be a typical weigh in, but there are still questions about Ken Anderson's condition so there are going to be doctors on hand to make sure they're both healthy. Matt Morgan's music hits and out he comes, and Flair says to wipe the smile off his face and pay attention to Bischoff. Morgan says this is obviously a sham and yells at Bischoff for making Anderson wrestle even though he continues to suffer from brain trauma. Bischoff says he has two doctors here to prove that they're both in good enough condition to compete, so Morgan suggests he play doctor by taking both of their temperatures. Suddenly, Mick Foley's music hits and he comes out to the ring, saying this is his first time in the Impact Zone since October 7th and he got his hand raised against Ric Flair, but the week after that he was home on his couch suffering from yet another concussion. Foley has had to admit that he's not the man he used to be because of all the concussions, and that the important thing is how much recovery time here has been since each concussion. Foley says Anderson is his own worst enemy and will continue to wrestle despite the risk to himself, and Foley says the match is off. Flair tells Foley that is pathetic because he's the reason kids are jumping off roofs and throwing themselves on thumbtacks, and the entire business suffered for what he did to the business and they all took the heat because of Foley changing the business. Foley says he knows he was part of the problem, but he wants the chance to be part of the solution. He and Morgan know what happens when they die, a guy comes into the room with a saw and opens up their heads because they've both donated their brains to science. They've been part of the problem but they plan to be part of the solution as well, and don't want to see Anderson's career end because of another concussion. Bischoff says he sees what's happening: now that he can't wrestle and nobody is buying his books or going to his stand-up act, it's a professional wrestling version of eating your dead because he's trying to live off of the bodies that were left laying because of what he started, and the match is not cancelled.

Cue the opening video, and tonight: AJ Styles challenges Douglas Williams for the TV Title in an Ironman Match, new Knockouts Tag Team Title Champions will be crowned between the Beautiful People and Madison Rayne & Tara, and an 8 Man Tag for the TNA World Tag Team Title.

We head back to the locker room where Jeff Hardy stops by for a conversation with Matt Morgan, and he says they've tore it up and done everything they can, and it's about professional wrestling. Anderson admits that he's an asshole and Foley made his name with a barbed wire baseball bat, so who are they to tell him what to do? He asks Morgan to think about what he said during the tag match later tonight, and may the best team win.

We're off to the ring for our first "match"...

Double J MMA Challenge

Jarrett gets a mic and says it's been weeks since he first issued the Double J MMA Challenge, where if anyone could make him tap out, they would get $100,000 of Jarrett's own money. Jarrett's going to tell us one thing: he's very disappointed in everyone in the Impact Zone because it's painfully obvious that nobody can make him submit, so tonight he's going to open it up to the professionals, and there's one guy in the back who really impressed him last week, and that's Amazing Red. He wants to give Red another chance and give him the opportunity of a lifetime to get his hands on Double J's money.

Amazing Red comes out with a big smile on his face, but gets stopped at ringside to be inspected by the doctor that Bischoff had assigned to check everyone before their matches to make sure that nobody's wrestling with a concussion. He shines a light in Red's eyes as he tries to enter the ring, and Jarrett takes advantage by nailing Red as soon as he gets in the ring and rams several knees to his head, then takes him down and drills him in the back of the head with rabbit punches before hooking in the ankle lock. Red holds out, but is eventually forced to tap.

Winner: Jeff Jarrett

Jarrett helps Red up and congratulates him on having such a strong showing.

We go backstage to Madison Rayne and Tara, and Tara's worried about the giant elbow brace making him look fat because she has a party to go to with Generation Me. She invites Madison, but Madison respectfully declines.

Rob Van Dam is also backstage, and in a matter of minutes he'll finally be done going through Bischoff's obstacle course and will be across the ring from Jeff Hardy, and he can't wait.

#1 Contender's Match: Max Buck vs Jeremy Buck vs Robbie E vs Frankie Kazarian

The winner of this match gets a shot at the X-Division Title at Genesis, and Mike Tenay and Taz are joined at the broadcast booth by the new champion, Jay Lethal. Max and Kazarian start the match, but Kazarian immediately tags in Jeremy and they circle each other, but instead stop and pose for the crowd. Robbie E really gets into the spirit and fist pumps at the crowd, but Jeremy tags him from behind and tosses him in the ring, and GenMe hits a double fistdrop for 2. Max goes into the ropes and Cookie grabs his ankle, allowing Robbie to nail him from behind and put the boots to him. Robbie with a big necksnap, but only gets 2 so he goes to tag Kazarian in and Kazarian jumps off the apron, so Max rolls Robbie up for 2 and then rams him to the GenMe corner. Max ducks a clothesline and tags Jeremy, who comes off the top with a sunset flip and Robbie rolls through and tries to tag Kazarian, but Kazarian again dodges the tag and GenMe hit a double team facebuster on Robbie but Kazarian breaks up the fall. GenMe goes for More Bang For Your Buck but Robbie again escapes and tags Kazarian, who promptly tosses Robbie out of the ring, clotheslines Max and hits the backdrop piledriver for the win.

Winner: Frankie Kazarian

Kazarian points at Lethal and tells him he's coming for the X-Division Title.

Sarita walks into Velvet Sky's locker room with a strap behind her back, and Velvet asks if she can help her with something, and Sarita calmly closes the door behind her and we go to commercial.

Okay, we're back from commercial and Sarita is doing with the strap what we probably expected her to do with it. She yells at Velvet that she can't get in her ring without Angelina and expect to fight her, but that just serves to infuriate Velvet, who fights back and rams Sarita into a wall, and then they take turns beating each other up in pretty rough fashion and ramming one another into walls, the desk, and the fight ends with Sarita choking Velvet out and telling her that she swears she's going to kill her. Angelina finally comes to the rescue and Sarita heads for the hills.

We head to Eric Bischoff's office and Bischoff says the pressure is on all of them tonight because Dixie Carter's team has them in checkmate and they all know that the belts give them the power. If things don't go their way, they need all the belts and Hulk Hogan, who is sitting at home, needs them to get the titles. It's in their grasp and every one of them can do it because there's nobody in this room who can't live up to the standard that Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan have set, and that Jeff Hardy has now set. Bischoff knows that every one of them will do whatever they need to do to do it for each other because they're a team.

Brian Kendrick is backstage talking to one of the caterers and saying that he thinks he has an extra chromosome, to which the lady responds by giving him a cookie. I'm not kidding, that's what really happened.

Knockouts Tag Team Title Tournament Finals: Madison Rayne & Tara vs Angelina Love & Velvet Sky

Angelina comes out by herself since Velvet just caught a beating from Sarita, and Madison and Tara look pretty confident about their chances. Angelina gets a quick rollup for 2 and Tara tries to come in from behind but Madison spins her around and hits a S-L-O-W forearm that Angelina just stands there and takes because she's a nice person. Angelina with a front powerslam for 2, then a running neckbreaker for 2 and then gets a rear chinlock but Madison backs her into the corner and yanks the hair and chokes Angelina before getting another 2 count. Madison rams Angelina to her corner again and chokes her out with her boot, then tags Tara in and they both choke Angelina with the boot. Tara stomps Angelina's head and then tosses her across the ring with one arm, so I guess the arm is still pretty tender at this point. Madison tags back in and yanks the hair...again...and does the head humping into the mat thing on Angelina, but that only gets 2. Angelina starts a comeback but Tara nails Angelina in the head with the brace on her elbow, and all of a sudden Winter comes out of the back, gets up on the apron, and Angelina tags her in. Winter goes right after Madison and takes her down, then kicks Tara low, which Tara sells for some reason, and then hits a spinning slam thing and pins Madison.

Winners, and NEW Knockouts Tag Team Champions: Angelina Love & Winter

Angelina looks surprised, but this is obviously the happiest day of Winter's life as she's now champions with her new best friend. So the moral of the story, kids, is that you don't ever need to get wins or anything to win a title, just wait for somebody who IS getting a title shot to get taken out and then walk out and take their spot.

The Pope is backstage, talking on his cell phone and telling whoever's on the other end that he wants to make sure that things go down the way they need to go down, and...wait a minute, Orlando Jordan and Eric Young walk over and donate some money to Pope's Congregation. Except that Orlando's wearing a very revealing Santa costume and Young is wearing one of those giant cartoon character suits you see people walking around theme parks in. If it's a real character, I don't recognize it. Pope thanks them and tells them to keep up the good work, then goes back to his call and says they just got a donation and to make the deal happen.

Back to the ring...

Ironman Match for the TV Title: Douglas Williams vs AJ Styles

They exchange hammerlocks to start the show and AJ tries to escape by picking Williams' ankle, but Williams escapes himself and takes AJ down with a side headlock. AJ tries to roll Williams to his back but Williams manages to keep his shoulders off the mat so AJ tries to roll through and kip up, but Williams catches him on the way up and drops right back into the side headlock. AJ reverses to a headscissors but Williams posts his knee on AJ's ankles and slips out and catches a front facelock on AJ, then transitions that back into the hammerlock and bridges on his head, putting more pressure onto the arm. AJ back to the corner and gets a cheap back elbow on Williams, but Williams comes back with a running knee and then a second, but AJ hits a low blow as we go to commercial.

When we come back, AJ has Williams in a rear chinlock and we learn that AJ hit the Styles Clash to go up 1-0 during the commercial break. Doug reverses an Irish whip to a shoulderblock and a hard European uppercut and AJ bails to the floor to try and run the clock down. Doug goes after him and AJ nails him coming out and rams him into the stairs, then goes back in the ring as the referee lays the count on Williams and the clock continues to run out. Williams makes it back in and AJ keeps putting the boots to him, then gets the indy snapmare/kick to the back combo and covers for 2. It would be helpful and would add a bit of drama to this match if we saw a clock somewhere. And it would be nice if they hadn't taken 5 of the 15 minutes out of the match with the commercial. AJ with the Big Fancy Knee for 2 and then gets a neck vice as Tenay informs us that we have four minutes left. Williams fights out of the hold and whips AJ to the ropes, AJ rolls over Doug's back but Doug gets a backdrop and AJ immediately rolls back out to the floor and makes Williams chase him. He heads back in and Williams tries a sunset flip back into the ring and gets 2, then a backslide for 2, then a crucifix for a very close 2. Williams continues the assault with European uppercuts but AJ leapfrogs Williams on a whip into the corner and nails him, then charges Williams and gets backdropped to the apron. AJ tries a springboard move into the ring but Williams catches him and delivers a Gargoyle Suplex with two minutes left on the Tenay clock. Williams begins the comeback rally after laying around for nearly a minute and we now have less than 60 seconds as he takes a run at AJ and gets tossed to the floor, but he lands on his feet and immediately comes back in and hits the Chaos Theory to get a win and tie the match at 1-1 with 20 seconds left. Doug crawls over and tries another cover on AJ, but AJ's foot is under the rope so no count as time runs out. Referee Earl Hebner checks with both men, AJ says he wants five more minutes and Williams smiles at him and says he only needs one. Earl has Jeremy Borash announce a five minute overtime, and we're at commercial again.

We're back and the overtime period has just started, so at least we didn't come back with like 30 seconds left. Williams hits a tornado DDT that only gets him a 2 count, then sets AJ on the top rope and goes for a superplex, but AJ fights him off and hits that springboard forearm he was looking for before and gets a 2 count from it. AJ goes for the Styles Clash but Williams picks him up and hits an Alabama Slam for 2. Williams goes for a vertical suplex but AJ blocks and hits the Pelle Kick and again only gets 2. We have one minute left again as AJ goes up top and Williams nails him and goes up top, they fight it out on the top rope and Williams hits a back suplex off the top rope just as the clock expires again and we're still tied at 1-1.

1-1 Draw

We see some replays of the highlights of the match and then come back to AJ grabbing a mic and telling him that the people want a winner and challenges him to one more time at Genesis. Williams says he's sorry, he got his rematch and failed to beat him, so sorry but the answer is no. AJ asks him what kind of fighting champion he is, and says he's no man and no better that that stinkin' country of his. Williams says he's right, he is a fighting champion so he's got his rematch at Genesis, only thing is that AJ gets the TV Title if he wins, but what does he get if he beat AJ? He suggests that if AJ loses, he has to walk away from Fortune. AJ says no way, and to come up with something else. Eric Bischoff comes out and interrupts, and tells AJ that he WILL face Williams at Genesis and if he doesn't win the TV Title, there won't be a spot for him in Fortune, Immortal, or anywhere else.

We go backstage as Robert Roode is firing up the troops and says this is their chance to regain their title, and then Jeff Hardy tells Rob Van Dam that if he wants him, he can come and get him.

We go to Mike Tenay and Taz, and we're live via satellite with Ken Anderson, who is sitting home in front of his Christmas tree in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Tenay asks him his medical status for Genesis, and Anderson said he's 100% cleared for action. Taz asks Anderson what kind of treatment he's gone through and Anderson says he's gone through extensive tests with multiple doctors and he's fine. Taz says he looked a little less than 100% in the tag match last week, and Anderson says he doesn't know that he needs to answer to Taz about his health. Taz asks if he's had vision problems or suffered dizziness or anything, and Anderson assures them he's fine. When Tenay asks Anderson if he'll be bringing paperwork verifying his condition with him to Genesis, Anderson has finally had enough and takes off the microphone and walks off the set...I mean, his living room.

We go backstage and RVD and the Motor City Machine Guns are all getting ready for their match, but Matt Morgan is distracted by the Anderson interview. The rest of the team tells Morgan that they need to concentrate on right now, and they all head out to the ring for the main event.

World Tag Team Title Match: Matt Morgan, Rob Van Dam & Motor City Machine Guns vs Jeff Hardy, Abyss & Beer Money

Okay, to explain what we're looking at here, the title is on the line and if anyone on the babyface side gets the win, the Guns retain and if anyone on the Immortal side wins, Beer Money regain the title. The match starts after we come back from commercial.

Okay, we're back and James Storm is beating up Rob Van Dam, but Van Dam hits a pair of spinkicks to turn the tide. He high kicks Storm in the face and tags in Matt Morgan, who goes for a slam but Storm slips out the back and gets a Codebreaker. Storm tags Roode in and they whips Morgan into the ropes, but Morgan bursts through their double clothesline attempt and hits a high crossbody on both men, then sends Roode to the corner for the rapid fire elbows. Roode tries coming off the second rope but Morgan catches him and hits a fallaway slam. Chris Sabin tags in and he and Shelley hit a series of fast-paced moves on Roode and Sabin covers for 2. Shelley tags in and goes for Sliced Bread #2, but Storm trips him up from the outside and hits a neckbreaker. Storm with a big right hand on Shelley and then tags in Abyss who waylays Shelley with some heavy blows. Abyss drives Shelley into the corner and repeatedly bashes him in the head with right hands and hits a running splash in the corner. Jeff Hardy tags in and gets an inverted atomic drop and the double groin legdrop on Shelley, then spits at Van Dam and when RVD tries to come in, Hardy drags Shelley to the corner and the Immortal teams stomps Shelley down 4-on-1. Hardy tags back out to Abyss and Shelley tries to dive for the tag, but Abyss grabs his ankle and drags him back. Shelley tries firing back with several rights and lefts, but Abyss shuts him down with one big forearm and tags in Roode, who hits a snapmare and a kneedrop for 2. Roode tags in Storm and they hit a double suplex and do the BEER...MONEY! thing and then Storm stomps on Shelley's hand. Storm picks Shelley up for the Eye Of The Storm, but Shelley slips out and hits an enziguiri and both men are down. Shelley slowly crawls over but Hardy tags himself in and pulls Shelley back to the middle of the ring and gets a rear chinlock that comes dangerously close to a choke as Impact goes off the air.

Okay, we're into Reaction now and Shelley is fighting out of Hardy's chinlock and tags in RVD, and Jeff Hardy literally runs across the ring and tags Robert Roode and dives out of the ring. RVD clears out Beer Money and Abyss by himself and hits Rolling Thunder on Roode for a very close 2. Storm nails RVD and whips him into the ropes, but Sabin gets a blind tag and hits a springboard clothesline on Roode and then everybody comes in and hits a big move on someone else until it's down to RVD and Hardy. RVD goes after Hardy again but Roode comes out of nowhere and hits a spinebuster on RVD and tosses him to the floor. Hardy tries to nail RVD but Shelley dives onto Hardy and then comes back in the ring for a sequence with Robert Roode but Sabin hits a diving tornado DDT off the top rope and covers Roode for the win.

Winners: Rob Van Dam, Matt Morgan & Motor City Machine Guns

Morgan and the Guns celebrate in the ring as RVD chases Hardy to the back. Really good match to close up the show.


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

We begin this week’s show with the Raw brand and your announcers are Scott Stanford and Jerry Lawler.

Match Number One Zack Ryder versus David Hart Smith

Zack woo woo woos it up before they lock up but Smith with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Ryder rolls to the floor. He returns to the ring and Smith lets him get back in. Ryder with knees and punches and then he slaps Smith but Ryder tries to run away but Smith hip tosses him back into the ring. Smith with a reverse atomic drop and he tries for the sharpshooter but Ryder blocks it. Smith with a single leg crab and Ryder makes it to the ropes. Ryder with a shoulder from the apron followed by a punch. Smith with a few uppercuts followed by a short arm clothesline and he gets a near fall.

Smith with an arm bar and then he applies more pressure to the arm before using the ropes for some extra leverage. Smith with a punch and he continues to work on the shoulder. Smith with a delayed vertical suplex on Ryder for a near fall. Ryder gets to the floor again and Smith with a European uppercut after tapping Ryder on the shoulder to get his attention. Ryder with a kick to Smith when David returns to the ring. Smith with an Irish whip but he runs into an elbow. Ryder with a drop kick from the turnbuckles for a near fall.

Ryder with a rear chin lock and then he works on Smith’s back followed by a kick to the ribs. Ryder gets a near fall and then he goes for a seated abdominal stretch and he eventually locks it in. Smith gets out of the hold and he connects with a few head butts and forearms. Ryder with a flapjack for a near fall. Ryder drops Smith on the top rope as he works on the midsection some more and then he gets a near fall. Ryder with a body scissors on Smith and we go to commercial.

We are back and Ryder with an abdominal stretch and he tries to get more leverage with the ropes but Smith escapes and he punches Ryder. The referee warns Smith and then Smith misses a charge into the corner. Ryder with kicks to the back and then he puts Smith on the turnbuckles. Smith with a head butt and he knocks Ryder off the turnbuckles. Smith tries to get his bearing and he tries for a punch from the turnbuckles. Zack gets his boot up but Smith sees it.

Smith misses an elbow drop. Ryder tries for a suplex but Smith blocks it and counters with a suplex of his own. Smith with a running shoulder tackle followed by a clothesline and overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Smith runs into a boot from Ryder but Ryder runs into a power slam from Smith and Smith gets a near fall. Ryder tries for the Zack Attack but Smith avoids it and hits a Saito Suplex for the three count.

Winner: David Hart Smith

It is time to take a look back at Tuesday’s episode of NXT.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Darren Young and Yoshi Tatsu versus The Usos

Jey starts off with Young and Young goes for the leg and then they lock up. Jey hits Young from behind when Jimmy distracts Darren. Jey tries for a punch but Young blocks it and connects with a European uppercut and hits a back elbow and leg drop for a near fall. Yoshi tags in and they hit a double shoulder tackle. Yoshi with a kick to the chest and he gets a near fall. Yoshi with chops to Jey followed by kicks. Yoshi misses a kick and Jey goes to the floor. Jimmy makes the tag and he attacks Yoshi from behind. Jimmy with a slam and then he hits a diving head butt and gets a near fall.

Jimmy punches Yoshi and then Jey is tagged back in. Jey yells at Yoshi and then when the referee deals with Jey, Jimmy chokes Yoshi. Jey with a forearm and then he slams Yoshi. Jimmy tags in and he puts Yoshi in a reverse chin lock. Yoshi gets back to his feet and he elbows Jimmy. Yoshi with a crucifix bomb for a near fall. Jimmy with a clothesline for a near fall and then he returns to the reverse chin lock. Yoshi with punches but Jimmy tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Yoshi blocks it.

Jimmy tries for the suplex again but Yoshi counters with a lateral press. Jimmy grabs Yoshi by the leg but Yoshi with an enzuigiri and both men are down. Young and Jey tag in and Young with a forearm from the turnbuckles followed by a clothesline and overhead belly-to-belly throw. Young gets a near fall on Jey. Young with a full nelson followed by a forearm. Jimmy with a blind tag and Jey tosses Young into the air and Jimmy hits the Samoan drop for the three count.

Winners: The Usos

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for the Smackdown half of Superstars and your announcers are Matt Striker and Jack Korpela.

It is time to look back at Raw and John Cena’s comments to Vickie Guerrero.

Match Number Three: Michelle McCool and Layla versus Kelly Kelly and Beth Phoenix

Michelle and Beth start things off and Michelle with a kick and side head lock. Beth with a shoulder tackle and Michelle goes down and regrets starting off the match. Layla gets tagged in and she gets taken down on the collar and elbow tie up. Layla isn’t happy that she is in the ring and Michelle doesn’t want to get back in. Beth carries Layla into the turnbuckles and Kelly is tagged in and gets a near fall with a sunset flip. Kelly throws Layla’s head into the mat. Beth tags back in and hits a slingshot suplex and gets a near fall. Beth with a front face lock and then she sends Layla into Michelle and both women go to the floor. Layla sees Beth at the ropes and Kelly with a baseball slide through Beth’s legs. Beth hits Layla on the floor as we go to commercial.

We are back and Kelly hits a handspring back splash on Layla. Layla with kicks to Kelly and Michelle is tagged back in. Kelly with a head scissors take down followed by a Thesz Press and she slams Kelly’s head into the mat. Michelle with a belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Michelle kicks Kelly and then connects with a series of knees to Kelly’s back. Kelly gets thrown back to the mat and then Michelle does push ups on top of Kelly. Michelle sends Kelly into the turnbuckles and Layla gets tagged back in. Layla with a snap mare and kick to the back. Kelly with a rollup but the referee did not see the cover because he was too busy dealing with Beth. Layla with a body scissors on Kelly and she grabs the ropes and the referee makes her release the hold.

Layla with an Irish whip and Michelle is tagged back in. Kelly gets out of a belly-to-back suplex and Kelly slaps Michelle. Kelly tries to make the tag but Michelle keeps Kelly away from Beth. Layla tags back in and she stands on Kelly’s hair. Layla runs Kelly into the turnbuckles again and she connects with shoulders. Kelly moves when Layla charges into the corner but Layla keeps Kelly from making the tag. Layla goes to the turnbuckles but misses a leg drop.

Beth is able to tag in and Layla begs for mercy and goes into the turtle position. Beth knocks Michelle off the apron and then she chops Layla. Beth with an elbow and then she hits a clothesline from the turnbuckles for a near fall when Michelle interferes. Michelle wants to tag in but Layla is stopped by Beth. Michelle accidentally kicks Layla and Beth with a Polish Hammer on Michelle. Beth hits the Glam Slam on Layla for the three count.

Winners: Beth Phoenix and Kelly Kelly
 

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