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7/29 THIS DAY IN HISTORY: SGT. SLAUGHTER MAKES WWF DEBUT, WRESTLER'S RESCUE IS FORMED, HEENAN ANNOUNCES THE 'REAL WORLD CHAMPION' RIC FLAIR IS COMING TO THE WWF, CZW TOD 5 AND MUCH, MUCH MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2012-07-29 08:00:00

July 29th

On this day in history in ....

1963 - WWWF ran Philadelphia, PA featuring:

The Black Shadow defeated Gene Kelly
Buddy Austin & Johnny Barend defeated Bob Boyer & Pete Sanchez
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated the Shadow

1964 - Lord James Blears & Neff Maivia defeat Mr. Moto & Nikita Mulkovich for the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Title in Honolulu, starting the fourth run with the belts for Blears & Maivia.

1965 - WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino & Sailor Art Thomas defeated Gorilla Monsoon & Bill Watts in the main event of a WWWF event in Washington, DC.

1966 - The WWWF had a double-shot featuring the following results:

 Asbury Park, NJ:
Louis Cerdan defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
Little Beaver & the Jamaica Kid defeated Sky Low Low & Little Brutus
Curtis Iaukea defeated Arnold Skaaland
Antonio Pugliese defaeted Jerry Graham
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Waldo Von Erich

Philadelphia, PA:
Curtis Iaukea defeated Pete Sanchez & Jack Ostermiller in a handicap match
Jerry Graham defeated Angelo Savoldi
Ricky Sexton defeated Ronnie Etchison
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Smasher Sloan

1967 - WWWF ran Baltimore, Maryland at the Civic Center with the following results:

Lou Albano defeated Frank Holtz
Tony Altimore defeated Arnold Skaaland
Arman Hussein defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
Eduard Carpentier defeated Bill Miller
Gorilla Monsoon fought Spiros Arion to a draw
Prof. Toru Tanaka defeated WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino via disqualification

1969 - WWWF ran Atlantic City, NJ with the following results:

Antonio Pugliese defeated Joe Cox
Tony Altimore defeated Arnold Skaaland
Mitsu Arakawa & Prof. Toru Tanaka fought Victor Rivera & Haystacks Calhoun to a no contest
George Steele defeated John L. Sullivan
Killer Kowalski defeated Luke Graham

1971 - WWWF ran Washington, DC at the National Arena with the following results:

Bull Molino defeated Tito Torres
Bull Pometti defeated Bill White
Mike Pappas defeated Jack Evans
Louis Torres defeated Tomas Marin
Mike Monroe defeated Miguel Feliciano
Manuel Soto defeated Juan Caruso
Chief Jay Strongbow fought Luke Graham to a draw

1972 - WWWF ran Madison Square Garden in NYC, featuring:

Chuck O'Conner defeated Thomas Marin
El Olympico defeated the Blue Demon
Manuel Soto defeated Juan Caruso
The Fabulous Moolah pinned Susan Green at 5:44
George Steele defeated Gorilla Monsoon via countout
Paul Jones defeated Jerry Brisco
WWWF Tag Team Champions Prof. Toru Tanaka & Mr. Fuji fought Chief Jay Strongbow & Sonny King to a 60-minute draw
WWWF World Champion Pedro Morales defeated the Spoiler

1976 - Tiger Jeet Singh defeats Seiji Sakaguchi to become the first NWF Asian Heavyweight Champion (a New Japan title) in Osaka, Japan. Tiger, never fond of doing jobs, would hold the belt until 1981, when he jumped to All Japan Pro Wrestling.

1976 - WWWF ran Worcester, MA at the Memorial Auditorium featuring the following results:
Jose Gonzalez fought Doug Gilbert to a draw
Stan Hansen won an 18-man, $10,000 battle royal; order of elimination: Bruiser Brody, Johnny Rivera, Johnny Rodz, Skandor Akbar, SD Jones, Man Mountain Mike, WWWF Tag Team Champions the Executioners, Kevin Sullivan, Rocky Tomayo, Bobo Brazil, Billy White Wolf, Doug Gilbert, Ivan Putski, Jose Gonzalez, Baron Mikel Scicluna, and Chief Jay Strongbow
Bruiser Brody pinned Man Mountain Mike
WWWF Tag Team Champion Executioner #1 defeated Johnny Rivera with a backbreaker
Stan Hansen defeated Billy White Wolf via disqualification when Chief Jay Strongbow interfered
WWWF Tag Team Champion Executioner #2 pinned Kevin Sullivan; the referee didn't notice Sullivan had his foot on the rope during the pinfall
Ivan Putski pinned Skandor Akbar
Bobo Brazil pinned Rocky Tomayo
SD Jones defeated Johnny Rodz via disqualification

1977 - Ric Flair defeats Bobo Brazil in Richmond, Virginia to win the NWA United States Championship for the first time in his career.

1977 - WWWF ran North Attleboro, MA at Witschi's Sports Arena with the following results:
SD Jones defeated Pete Doherty
Jose Estrada defeated Frank Rodriguez via disqualification
Rocky Tomayo defeated Pete Austin
Mr. Fuji & Prof. Toru Tanaka defeated Peter Maivia & Jose Gonzalez
Chief Jay Strongbow defeated George Steele in an Indian Strap Match

1978 - WWWF ran Springfield, MA at the Civic Center, featuring:
Frank Rodriguez pinned Jose Estrada at 10:21 with a neckbreaker
SD Jones pinned Moose Monroe at 7:13 with a headbutt
Spiros Arion defeated Chief Jay Strongbow via countout at 9:38
Jim Raye defeated Johnny Rodz at 11:04
Stan Stasiak defeated Haystacks Calhoun via count-out at 7:01
Dino Bravo pinned Butcher Vachon at 7:58 with an airplane spin
Dusty Rhodes defeated George Steele in a steel cage match at 11:38 by escaping through the door

1978 - WWWF ran Pittsburgh, PA at the Civic Arena featuring:

Baron Mikel Scicluna pinned Billy Red Lyons at 13:33
Johnny DeFazio pinned Vic Rossatani at 8:44
Dominic DeNucci pinned Dewey Robertson at 10:21
Luke Graham defeated Gorilla Monsoon at 9:04 when the match was stopped due to blood loss from Monsoon
Superstar Billy Graham defeated WWWF World Champion Bob Backlund via countout at 19:02
Tony Garea & Ivan Putski defeated WWWF Tag Team Champions the Yukon Lumberjacks via disqualification at 18:28

1980 - Bill Dundee defeats Paul Ellering for the Southern Heavyweight Title in Louisville, Kentucky, starting his second reign with the belt.

1980 - WWF ran Allentown, PA at Agricultural Hall for a Championship Wrestling TV taping featuring the following results:
Pedro Morales defeated BB Coleman via submission with the Boston Crab at 5:11
Sgt. Slaughter, in his WWF debut, (w/ the Grand Wizard) defeated Billy Berger via submission with the Cobra Clutch at 4:15.
NWA World Champion Harley Race pinned Paul Figeroua at the 19-second mark with a suplex and a kneedrop to the head; prior to the bout, ring announcer Joe McHugh introduced WWF World Champion Bob Backlund, who came to the ring and shook hands with everyone, with Race firmly grabbing Backlund's hand and staring him down; Vince McMahon then briefly interviewed Backlund at ringside, where he said he was here to study Race as he no doubt would be wrestling him soon, Backlund then left, and Race was interviewed, where he said he had been chasing Backlund all over the world, and that Backlund couldn't run from him in his own back yard, and said that he was here so there would be only one world champion
The Hangman (w/ Freddie Blassie) defeated Ron Lee via submission with the Hangman Hold at 7:29
Rick Martel pinned Jose Estrada at 6:43 with a hurricanrana; after the bout, Vince McMahon interviewed Martel at ringside
Pat Patterson pinned Baron Mikel Scicluna at 8:44 following a dropkick to the back causing Scicluna to run into the corner
WWF World Champion Bob Backlund (w/ Arnold Skaaland) pinned Johnny Rodz at 5:20 in a non-title match with the atomic drop; during the bout, Tony Garea was shown in the audience; after the bout, Vince McMahon interviewed Backlund at ringside
NWA World Champion Harley Race defeated Kid Sharkey
Larry Zbyszko pinned Billy Berger at 3:35; after the bout, Tony Garea came to the ring and stood on the apron and was attacked from behind by Zbyszko and had his shirt ripped off of him; Bruno Sammartino then left the broadcast booth and went up to Garea, who said to Sammartino to do him a favor tonight and break every damn bone in Zbyszko's body (referring to the Shea Stadium match that night)
WWF Tag Team Champions the Wild Samoans (w/ Capt. Lou Albano) defeated Rene Goulet & Rick McGraw at 6:25 when Sika pinned McGraw with a headbutt; after the bout, Goulet cleared Albano from the ring
Sgt. Slaughter (w/ the Grand Wizard) defeated Marc Pole via submission with the Cobra Clutch at 2:56
NWA World Champion Harley Race pinned Rick McGraw with a suplex at 3:50
The Hangman (w/ Freddie Blassie) pinned Rene Goulet at 2:17 with a backbreaker over the knee
Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah & Beverly Shade defeated Kandi Malloy & Peggy Lee at 9:49 when Moolah pinned Lee with a roll up after Lee missed a dropkick
Tony Garea defeated Jose Estrada via submission with the abdominal stretch at 5:13; after the bout, Bruno Sammmartino interviewed Garea at ringside (Garea's first match after an 18-month absence)
WWF Intercontinental Champion Ken Patera defeated an unknown
Dark match after the taping: Pedro Morales fought WWF Intercontinental champion Ken Patera to a double countout

1981 - WWF ran Waterville, ME at the Armory featuring:
Baron Mikel Scicluna pinned Pete Doherty at 16:38
Rick Martel defeated George Steele via disqualification at 12:59
SD Jones & Dominic DeNucci defeated Capt. Lou Albano (sub. for Moondog Spot) & Moondog Rex in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-0
WWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated Sgt. Slaughter at 20:19; Curt Hennig (sub. for Rick McGraw) was the guest referee for the bout

1982 - WWF ran Rochester, NY at the War Memorial with the following results:
The Destroyer defeated Nick DeCarlo (sub. for SD Jones)
Tony Garea defeated Johnny Rodz
Tony Parisi defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
Tony Atlas defeated Swede Hanson
Bob Orton Jr. defeated Ivan Putski via count-out
WWF World Champion Bob Backlund fought Jimmy Snuka to a double disqualification
Chief Jay & Jules Strongbow defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Mr. Fuji & Mr. Saito via disqualification

1983 - Jimmy Valiant & Bob Orton Jr. defeated NWA TV Champion the Great Kabuki & Gary Hart in the main event of a Jim Crockett Promotions event in Culpeper, Virginia at Junior High School.

1984 -  The WWF ran Hartford, CT at the Civic Center featuring the following results:
Velvet McIntyre & Princess Victoria defeated Peggy Lee & Peggy Peterson
Mr. Fuji defeated Gama Singh
Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Billy Travis
Samula defeated Charlie Fulton
The Wild Samoans defeated Butcher Vachon & Rene Goulet
The Iron Sheik defeated Jose Luis Rivera
Bob Orton Jr. defeated Chief Jay Strongbow
Greg Valentine defeated Tony Garea
Bob Backlund defeated B. Brian Blair
Roddy Piper defeated Jimmy Snuka
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff at 13:53

1985 - Jerry Lawler defeats Bota The Witchdoctor in Memphis, Tennessee for the Southern Heavyweight Title. This would start title reign number twenty-four with this particular title for "The King".

1985 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran Greenville, SC with the following results:

Abdullah the Butcher defeated Ricky Reaves
Sam Houston pinned George South
Joel Deaton defeated Lee Ramsey
Ron Bass defeated Buddy Landell via disqualification
Jimmy Valiant pinned Paul Jones
NWA World Tag Team Champions The Rock N' Roll Express fought Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev to 60-minute time-limit draw

1985 - WWF held an All Star Wrestling/All-American Wrestling taping in Brantford, Ontario at the Civic Centre featuring the following results

 Iron Mike Sharpe pinned Sal Gee after hitting him with the loaded forearm support at 5:34
The Junkyard Dog & George Steele (w/ Capt. Lou Albano) defeated John Rizzo & Frank Marconi at 3:12 when JYD pinned Rizzo with a powerslam
Terry Funk (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Brian Mackney via submission with a sleeper at 3:50; after the bout, Funk branded his opponent
B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell defeated Steve Lombardi & Bigfoot at 3:10 when Blair pinned Bigfoot with a sit-down splash off the top
Ricky Steamboat pinned AJ Petruzzi at 2:53 with the flying bodypress
Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated SD Jones & Gary Starr at 1:30 when Bret pinned Starr following a backbreaker
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Tiger Chung Lee in a non-title match at 3:05 with the legdrop
WWF Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo (w/ Capt. Lou Albano) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe & Jerry Adams at 3:46 when Windham pinned Adams with a bulldog
WWF Intercontinental Champion Tito Santana pinned Steve Lombardi at 2:57 with the flying forearm
The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff (w/ Freddie Blassie) defeated Lanny Poffo & Joe Marcus at 1:56 when Marcus submitted to Sheik's Camel Clutch
Randy Savage pinned Jose Luis Rivera with the flying elbowsmash at 2:47
Uncle Elmer (w/ Hillbilly Jim) pinned John Rizzo at 1:23 with a bodyslam and legdrop
Greg Valentine (w/ Jimmy Hart) & Brutus Beefcake (w/ Johnny V) defeated George Wells & Al Diamond at 4:43 when Diamond submitted to Valentine's figure-4
Paul Orndorff pinned AJ Petruzzi with the piledriver; during the bout, Capt. Lou Albano joined Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse Ventura at ringside and argued why he should be named Manager of the Year, while also offering his support for Hillbilly Jim
Uncle Elmer defeaed Bigfoot
The Junkyard Dog & Ricky Steamboat defeated Ted Grizzly & Tiger Chung Lee
Terry Funk defeated Keith Diamond
Lanny Poffo & George Wells defeated Steve Lombardi & Jerry Adams
Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) pinned Rick McGraw at 5:13 with the flying elbowsmash

1986 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran a TV taping in Rock Hill, SC at Winthrop Coliseum with the following results:

Ron Garvin & Wahoo McDaniel defeated Randy & Bill Mulkey
Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated George South & Ben Alexander
Nikita Koloff defeated Mark Fleming
Jimmy Garvin pinned Gene Ligon
Buddy Landell defeated Rocky King via submission
NWA National Heavyweight Champion Tully Blanchard pinned Vernon Deaton
NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson & Ole Anderson defeated Mike Simani & Rocky Kernodle
NWA Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey defeated the Italian Stallion & Rocky Kernodle
Ivan Koloff & Krusher Kruschev defeated Ron Rossi & Randy Mulkey
The Warlord pinned Mark Fleming
Buddy Landell defeated George South via submission
Todd Champion pinned Vernon Deaton
Magnum TA pinned Thunderfoot
Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson & Ole Anderson via disqualification
Dusty Rhodes, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated NWA National Heavyweight Champion Tully Blanchard, NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson, & Ole Anderson

1986 - WWF ran Newmarket, Ontario, featuring the following results:
Brickhouse Brown defeated Terry Gibbs
Cousin Luke defeated Moondog Rex
Harley Race defeated Scott McGhee
Junkyard Dog defeated Don Muraco
Adrian Adonis defeated Tito Santana via count-out
Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart

1987 - WWF ran Sacramento, CA at the Arco Arena featuring:
Brady Boone defeated Barry Horowitz
Butch Reed defeated Steve Gatorwolf (sub. for Billy Jack Haynes)
Paul Roma & Jim Powers defeated the Shadows
King Harley Race defeated Tito Santana
Jim Brunzell & Hillbilly Jim (sub. for B. Brian Blair) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart via disqualification
Randy Savage (sub. for Jake Roberts) defeated WWF Intercontinental Champion the Honkytonk Man via disqualification

1987 - WWF ran Huntsville, AL at the Von Braun Civic Center with the following results:
Steve Lombardi pinned Sam Houston
Killer Khan pinned Lanny Poffo
The Jumping Bomb Angels defeated WWF Womens Tag Team Champions Leilani Kai & Judy Martin via count-out
Brutus Beefcake defeated Greg Valentine via disqualification
George Steele defeated Danny Davis via count-out
Kamala & Sika defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau

1987 - WWF ran Asbury Park, NJ at the Convention Hall , featuring:
Omar Atlas defeated Jose Estrada; the bout replaced the scheduled match between Pedro Morales and Tiger Chung Lee
Outback Jack defeated Frenchy Martin
Ron Bass defeated Jerry Allen
Koko B. Ware defeated Nikolai Volkoff
Superstar Billy Graham defeated Don Muraco
The British Bulldogs defeated Demolition

1988 - Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy defeat Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu in Takasaki, Japan to win the All Japan Tag Team Championship (PWF World & NWA International Titles).

1988 - Yoshihiro Asai defeats Ray Richard in Mexico City, Mexico for the UWA World Welterweight Title. Asai would go on to become better known as Ultimo Dragon.

1988 - WWF ran Tacoma, WA at the Tacoma Dome featuring the following results:
Curt Hennig pinned Scott Casey
The Big Bossman pinned Porkchop Cash
Haku pinned Sam Houston
The British Bulldogs defeated Mr. Fuji (sub. for Demolition Ax) & WWF Tag Team Champion Demolition Smash
The Ultimate Warrior pinned Hercules
Rick Rude fought Jake Roberts to a double count-out
WWF World Champion Randy Savage pinned Ted DiBiase in a No DQ match with a roll up after DiBiase collided with Virgil on the ring apron

1989 - Super Medic I defeats Chicky Starr for the WWC World Junior Heavyweight Title in Caguas, Puerto Rico, ending Starr's third run with the belt.

1989 - WWF ran Greensboro, NC at the Coliseum featuring the following results:
Barry Horowitz pinned Ken Shamrock
Tim Horner pinned Tom Magee
The Red Rooster pinned the Brooklyn Brawler
WWF Intercontinental Champion Rick Rude defeated Jim Duggan via disqualification
Greg Valentine defeated Brutus Beefcake via forfeit; Beefcake had to fill in for WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan in Nashville
Dusty Rhodes pinned Ted Dibiase
Demolition defeated the Powers of Pain

1990 - WWF ran Hartford, CT at the Civic Center with the following results:
Haku pinned Jim Brunzell
The Brooklyn Brawler defeated Barry O
Buddy Rose pinned Dustin Rhodes
Koko B. Ware pinned the Genius
Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect via disqualification
WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition (Smash & Crush) defeated The Hart Foundation
Jim Duggan & Tugboat defeated Earthquake & Dino Bravo

WWF ran Honolulu, Hawaii for a rare house show, featuring:
Shane Douglas defeated Black Bart
The Barbarian defeated Jimmy Snuka
Nikolai Volkoff defeated Boris Zhukov
Hercules Hernandez defeated Jim Powers
Jake Roberts defeated Bad News Brown
The Rockers defeated the Orient Express
WWF World Champion the Ultimate Warrior pinned Rick Rude

1991 - Bobby Heenan, holding the NWA World championship belt, announced during a TV Taping in Worcester, MA that Ric Flair, the "Real World's champion" was coming to the WWF during a segment of Paul Bearer's The Funeral Parlor.  Results from the taping saw:

 Jesse Bolt defeated the Brooklyn Brawler
Sid Justice pinned Typhoon
The Natural Disasters defeated Paul Perez & Mike Scrooge
Shane Douglas defeated Bob Bradley
The Big Bossman, Jim Neidhart (sub. for Jake Roberts), & the Legion of Doom defeated the Mountie, Earthquake, & WWF Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys when Road Warrior Hawk pinned Brian Knobs with the flying clothesline
Sgt. Slaughter pinned Chris Michaels
Jim Powers defeated Centurian Marsella
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned the Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) at 4:34 with a roll up after Taker accidentally knocked Bearer off the ring apron
The Bezerker (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Dave Millison via count-out after throwing his opponent to the floor at 2:12
Kerry Von Erich pinned Pete Doherty with the Tornado Punch at 2:48
Skinner pinned Mario Mancini with the reverse DDT at 1:43 (Skinner's TV debut)
The Legion of Doom defeated Barry Hardy & Duane Gill when Road Warrior Hawk pinned Gill following the Doomsday Device at 3:11
Jimmy Snuka pinned the Brooklyn Brawler with the splash off the top at 2:47
WWF Intercontinental Champion Mr. Perfect (w/ Coach) defeated Mike Daniels via count-out at 1:14 after beating on his opponent and not bothering to bring him back into the ring.
Road Warrior Hawk pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Brian Knobbs (w/ Jimmy Hart) with the flying clothesline at 7:40
Bret Hart pinned the Barbarian at 11:52 by reversing a poweslam into the ring into a small package; during the bout, Coach watched the match from ringside
Ricky Steamboat, Davey Boy Smith, & Kerry Von Erich defeated the Orient Express (Kato, Tanaka, & Sato) (w/ Mr. Fuji) when Steamboat pinned Kato with the flying crossbody at 10:28
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Sgt. Slaughter (w/ Gen. Adnan & Col. Mustafa) via disqualification when Col. Mustafa and Gen. Adnan interfered at 6:25; after the bout, Sid Justice came to the ring, scaring away the Triangle of Terror, before then taking Hogan's steel chair away from him
Virgil pinned a mystery man (Barry Darsow) (w/ Ted Dibiase & Sensational Sherri) at 4:53 after blocking an attempted kneedrop
Ricky Steamboat defeated Jim McPherson
Sgt. Slaughter pinned Bill Pierce
Koko B. Ware defeated Dick Warning
IRS pinned Mark Thomas with the Write Off Samoan Drop at 1:58
The Natural Disasters (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Andy Garcia & Ross Greenberg when Earthquake pinned Greenberg with the sit-down splash after a splash from Typhoon
Bret Hart defeated Bob Bradley
The Big Bossman defeated Barry Hardy
Big Bully Busick defeated Ross Greenberg in Busick's WWF TV debut.
Davey Boy Smith defeated Brian Donahue
Ted Dibiase defeated Mario Mancini
Greg Valentine pinned Phil Apollo
Jim Duggan defeated Tony Richter
The Beverly Brothers defeated Jim Powers & Tony Diamond

1991 - Awesome Kong defeats Jerry Lawler for the USWA Unified World Title in Memphis, Tennessee, ending Lawler's eighth run with the belt.

1991 - WCW ran San Antonio, TX at the Hemis Fair Arena with the following results:

PN News pinned Johnny B. Badd
Dustin Rhodes pinned Richard Morton
WCW TV Champion Steve Austin defeated Mike Graham
Black Bart defeated Rudy Boy
Dick Murdoch & Dick Slater defeated Dusty Wolfe & Solomon Grundy
WCW World Champion Lex Luger pinned Big Josh
Sting, El Gigante, the Yellow Dog (a masked Brian Pillman, who had lost a Loser Leaves Town match) & Tom Zenk defeated Barry Windham, Nikita Koloff, the One Man Gang, & the Diamond Studd (Scott Hall)

 1993 - WWF ran Erie, PA featuring:

Virgil defeated Damien Demento
The 1-2-3 Kid defeated Rick Martel
The Bushwhackers & Tiger Jackson defeated Blake Beverly, the Brooklyn Brawler, & Little Louie
Marty Jannetty defeated Doink the Clown via disqualification
Mr. Perfect defeated WWF IC Champion Shawn Michaels via disqualification
Bret Hart pinned Mr. Hughes

1993 - WWF ran Vienna, Austria featuring the following results:
Tito Santana defeated the Predator (Horace Hogan)
Brutus Beefcake defeated Terry Taylor
Tatanka defeated Bam Bam Bigelow via countout
WWF Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated the Headshrinkers
Owen Hart defeated Papa Shango
Jim Duggan defeated Bastion Booger
Hulk Hogan defeated WWF World Champion Yokozuna via disqualification at 13:00 when Mr. Fuji broke the challenger's cover after he hit the legdrop; after the bout, Hogan cleared Yoko from the ring after hitting him with Jimmy Hart's megaphone.

1994 - WWF ran Los Angeles, CA at the Great Western Forum featuring the following results:
The 1-2-3 Kid defeated Quebecer Pierre
WWF Tag Team Champions the Headshrinkers defeated the Heavenly Bodies
Jerry Lawler defeated Duke Drose via disqualification
Lex Luger defeated Crush
Adam Bomb defeated Kwang
Razor Ramon defeated WWF Intercontinental Champion Diesel via disqualification
Mabel defeated Bam Bam Bigelow
WWF World Champion Bret Hart (w/ Bruce Hart) defeated Owen Hart in sudden death of a 60-minute Ironman match, 2 falls to 1.

1995 - WCW ran Fayetteville, NC with the following results:
Dick Slater & Bunkhouse Buck defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Alex Wright
Diamond Dallas Page defeated Dave Sullivan
Jim Duggan fought Kamala to a double count-out
WCW World TV Champion the Renegade defeated Paul Orndorff
Harlem Heat defeated Lord Steven Regal & Bobby Eaton
WCW U.S. Champion Sting defeated Meng via disqualification
Randy Savage defeated Ric Flair

1995 - WWF ran three events:

 Stateline, NV featuring:
Adam Bomb defeated Tatanka
Waylon Mercy defeated the 1-2-3 Kid
WWF Women's Champion Alundra Blayze defeated Bertha Faye
WWF Tag Team Champions Owen Hart & Yokozuna defeated The Allied Powers, Lex Luger & Davey Boy Smith
WWF Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels defeated IRS
The Undertaker defeated Kama in a casket match

Jean, NV at the Star of the Desert Arena:
Fatu defeated Henry Godwinn
WWF Women's Champion Alundra Blayze defeated Bertha Faye
Waylon Mercy defeated the 1-2-3 Kid
Adam Bomb defeated Tatanka
WWF Tag Team Champions Owen Hart & Yokozuna defeated Lex Luger & Davey Boy Smith
The Undertaker defeated Kama in a casket match
WWF Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels defeated IRS (sub. for Sid)

Hampton, NH at the Hampton Beach Casino, featuring:
Aldo Montoya defeated Skip
Razor Ramon fought Hunter Hearst Helmsley to a double countout
Bob Backlund defeated Man Mountain Rock
Savio Vega defeated Hakushi
The Smoking Gunns defeated Jacob & Eli Blu
King Mabel defeated Bam Bam Bigelow

1996 - WCW broadcast Monday Nitro from Disney's MGM Studios in Orlando, FL featuring the following result:

Jim Duggan pinned Mike Enos at 7:30 after hitting him with a taped fist; during the bout, Tony Schiavone questioned whether WCW US Champion Ric Flair had joined the New World Order because he wasn't at the previous week's show; after the contest, Gene Okerlund conducted an in-ring interview with Duggan regarding Hulk Hogan in which Duggan said the first words his oldest daughter said were Hulkster and that he didn't want to wrestle Hogan, he wanted to beat him up
Sting, Randy Savage, & WCW TV Champion Lex Luger fought WCW US Champion Ric Flair, Chris Benoit, & Steve McMichael (w/ Elizabeth, Woman, & Debra McMichael) to a double count-out at 13:23 when all the participants went backstage after Jimmy Hart came ringside and said Scott Hall & Kevin Nash were backstage; during the bout, it was announced Benoit would face Dean Malenko at Hog Wild and that Sting & Luger would face Hall & Nash; late in the match, a cameraman showed Hall & Nash, holding a baseball bat, standing over Arn Anderson and Marcus Alexander Bagwell; moments later, Scotty Riggs came out of a trailer and was laid out as well; WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. then leapt from the trailer onto Nash but Nash caught him in mid-air and threw him head-first into the trailer; moments later, Savage jumped on the Outsiders' limo as they drove off; after the commercial break, ambulances arrived as Sting, Luger, Alex Wright, the Horsemen, Hart, and Eddie Guerrero tended to the injured; during the segment, Mysterio said that there were four attackers; Mysterio was unmasked after he was placed on the stretcher but covered his face with his hands; Wright left with Mysterio, telling Guerrero to stay for his match; moments later, Meng confronted Benoit with Benoit and McMichael telling Meng now wasn't the time; following the commercial break, Eric Bischoff & Bobby Heenan joined the broadcast team for the second hour, with Heenan quickly saying he wasn't going to do the show because he already had a history of neck problems and WCW couldn't guarantee his safety; as most of the activity was outside of the crowd's view, chants of "boring" were heard as the remainder of those injured were placed on stretchers; Bagwell and Anderson shared an ambulance, with Flair, Woman, and Sting riding in the same ambulance
Rick & Scott Steiner defeated High Voltage (sub. for Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Scotty Riggs) at 4:46 when Scott pinned Rage following a modified tombstone; prior to the segment, WCW TV Champion Lex Luger was shown backstage tending to Scotty Riggs as Riggs was put into an ambulance; during the contest, Rick stood on the floor while not the legal man and watched the backstage area to make sure he wasn't attacked from behind until Scott eventually got him focused on the match
Eddie Guerrero pinned Big Bubba (w/ Jimmy Hart) (sub. for WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr.) at 10:47 with a sunset flip into the ring as Bubba attempted to use Hart's megaphone as a weapon; during the match, Bischoff said WCW had been contacted by a national news agency about the backstage incident earlier in the show
WCW World Champion the Giant (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned Greg Valentine (sub. for Arn Anderson) after hitting a chokeslam as Valentine stood on the middle turnbuckle and then following with a second chokeslam at 1:42

1998 - WCW ran Baton Rouge, LA with the following results:

Ernest Miller defeated Ciclope
Lizmark Jr. defeated Damien
Chris Adams defeated Fit Finlay
Jim Duggan defeated Barry Darsow
Raven defeated Perry Saturn
Dean Malenko defeated WCW Cruiserweight Champion Chris Jericho in a non-title match
Lex Luger defeated WCW US Champion Bret Hart via disqualification in a non-title match when Scott Hall interfered; moments later, Kevin Nash made the save
Kevin Nash & Lex Luger defeated WCW US Champion Bret Hart & Scott Hall

1999 - WWF ran Baltimore, MD at the Arena, featuring:
The Godfather & Val Venis defeated Mideon & Prince Albert following the Ho Train and Money Shot on Mideon
Hardcore Holly defeated Viscera with his feet on the ropes
WWF Women's Champion Ivory defeated Tori following two bulldogs
WWF Hardcore Champion the Big Bossman defeated Test in a nightstick match after hitting Test in the face with the nightstick
WWF Tag Team Champions the Acolytes defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy and Edge & Christian in an elimination match; Edge pinned a Hardy with a spear; Gangrel interfered to allow the Acolytes to win
Ken Shamrock defeated Steve Blackman in a steel cage match with the ankle lock
Road Dogg defeated Billy Gunn in a dog collar match by reversing the Fameasser into a pump handle slam
WWF Intercontinental & WWF European Champion D-Lo Brown pinned Jeff Jarrett by reversing a sunset flip attempt
Mankind, Kane, & X-Pac defeated Triple H, the Big Show, & the Undertaker when Kane pinned Taker with a chokeslam

2000 - WCW ran Moline, IL at the Mark of the Quad Cities featuring the following results:
Shane Helms, Shannon Moore, Tank Abbott defeated Yang, Kaz Hayashi, & Jamie-san
Crowbar defeated David Flair
WCW Hardcore Champion Big Vito defeated Norman Smiley
Cpl. Cajun defeated Juventud Guerrera
WCW World Tag Team Champions Kronik defeated Shawn Stasiak & Chuck Palumbo
Gen. Rection defeated Lex Luger
Mike Awesome defeated Rick Steiner
Kevin Nash defeated Scott Steiner
WCW World Champion Booker T defeated Ernest Miller

2000 - WWF ran Pittsburgh, PA with the following results:
Too Cool defeated Taka Michinoku & Sho Funaki
Bull Buchanon defeated Al Snow
The Godfather defeated Crash Holly
The Dudley Boyz defeated D-Lo Brown & Chaz in a tables match
WWF Hardcore Champion Steve Blackman defeated Mideon
Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated Test & Albert
WWF Intercontinental Champion Val Venis defeated Eddie Guerrero via disqualification
WWF World Champion the Rock, Kane, & Rikishi defeated Chris Benoit, Triple H, & Kurt Angle

2001 - WWF ran Wilkes-Bairre, PA at the First Union Arena with the following results:
WCW Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman pinned Scotty 2 Hotty with a roll up and using the ropes for leverage
Perry Saturn pinned Mark Jindrak with the spinning fisherman's suplex
WCW Tag Team Champions Chuck Palumbo & Sean O'Haire defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy when O'Haire pinned Jeff after Palumbo used one of the title belts as a weapon
WWF Light Heavyweight Champion X-Pac pinned Justin Credible with the X-Factor
WWF Intercontinental Champion Lance Storm defeated Albert via disqualification after Albert accidentally hit referee Nick Patrick
Raven & Hugh Morrus defeated Hardcore Holly & Billy Gunn when Raven pinned Holly with the DDT
Kurt Angle & Kane defeated WCW World Champion Booker T & Rhyno when Angle pinned Booker with the Olympic Slam
WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam, Tazz, & Mike Awesome defeated Chris Jericho, William Regal, & Tajiri when RVD pinned Tajiri with the Five Star Frog Splash after Tommy Dreamer came out of the crowd and interfered on behalf of the Alliance team
Edge & Christian defeated the Dudley Boyz and Shawn Stasiak & Chris Kanyon in an elimination match; Stasiak & Kanyon were eliminated following Christian's Impaler; Edge pinned Bubba Ray with the DDT after Spike Dudley interfered with a hockey stick

2002 - The Rock wrestled Ric Flair during a Raw taping in Greensboro, NC.  Complete results of the taping saw:

Crash Holly & Danny DeNucci defeated Shawn Stasiak & Sean O'Haire when Holly pinned Stasiak with a roll up
Matt Hardy pinned Steven Richards with the Twist of Fate off the top
Shelton Benjamin pinned Justin Credible with a spin wheel kick
Johnny Stamboli pinned Spike Dudley with a modified Rock Bottom
Goldust pinned William Regal with a roll up; after the match, Regal knocked Goldust out with brass knuckles

Raw:
Booker T pinned Eddie Guerrero with the scissors kick after Guerrero was dropped head-first onto an unprotected turnbuckle
Bubba Ray Dudley & Trish Stratus defeated the Big Show (sub. for William Regal) & WWE Women's Champion Molly Holly when Trish pinned Molly following the Doomsday Device; after the match, Bubba saved Trish from an attempted chokeslam through a table by the Big Show
Jeff Hardy pinned WWE Hardcore Champion Bradshaw to win the title after a Swanton off the top of a ladder
Johnny Stamboli pinned WWE Hardcore Champion Jeff Hardy to win the title after a spinebuster
Tommy Dreamer pinned WWE Hardcore Champion Johnny Stamboli to win the title after Bradshaw hit the Clothesline from Hell on the champion, only to be sent out of the ring by Dreamer after a cane shot
Chris Benoit pinned WWE Intercontinental Champion Rob Van Dam to win the title when RVD seperated Benoit's hands to break the Crippler Crossface, turned it into a roll up, and Benoit reversed it into his own roll up to score the win with his feet on the ropes
The Undertaker pinned Christopher Nowinski with the powerbomb in an impromptu match; after the match, Lance Storm, Christian, and Test attacked Taker - with Storm and Christian hitting two Con-Chair-Twos
WWE World Champion the Rock pinned Ric Flair in a non-title match with the Rock Bottom; after the match, Chris Jericho made a surprise appearance by interrupting Flair's important announcement, rumored to be his retirement speech, and hit Flair in the face with a steel chair

2003 - WWE ran a Smackdown taping headlined by a rare teaming of Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar in the main event in Colorado Springs, CO at the World Arena featuring the following results:
Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli defeated Slater Slayne & Derek Stryker
Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) pinned Spanky with the Twist of Fate after avoiding a moonsault
The Ultimo Dragon pinned Nunzio with the flipping neckbreaker
Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) & Sean O'Haire defeated the Acolytes & Sho Funaki when O'Haire pinned Funaki with the crucifix powerbomb
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. (w/ Billy Kidman) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Shelton Benjamin (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas) in a non-title match with a victory roll after Kidman prevented Haas from interfering
Chris Benoit defeated Doink the Clown (sub. for Rhyno) via submission with the Crippler Crossface after executing the diving headbutt off the top; the bout was to have been a tune-up for Benoit's scheduled match with Rhyno but after the contest Rhyno left the building
WWE U.S. Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Tajiri with the frogsplash after hitting the challenger in the head with the title belt, moments after the referee had been sprayed in the eyes by the challenger's green mist; prior to the match, Tajiri hid in the trunk of Guerrero's car before attacking him and spraying green mist into his face; the champion attempted to get out of the match due to injury but was forced to compete or forfeit his championship
Shannon Moore (w/ Matt Hardy) pinned Zach Gowen with a roll up after Gowen hit a springboard clothesline off the ropes onto an interfering Hardy; after the bout, Hardy attacked Gowen and hit the Twist of Fate
John Cena pinned Orlando Jordon with the FU; prior to the contest, Cena challenged the Undertaker to a rematch for the following week
WWE World Champion Kurt Angle & Brock Lesnar defeated the Big Show & Albert (mystery opponents picked by Vince McMahon) when Angle made the blind tag in and pinned Show after he suffered Lesnar's F5; after the bout, Lesnar took exception to Angle getting the win and hit the F5 on the champion before Vince McMahon came out and made two stipulations to his scheduled match with Lesnar the following week - not only would it now be a steel cage match but the special referee would be Kurt Angle

2005 - Ohio Valley Wrestling ran Louisville, KY at Six Flags featuring the following results:
Paul Birchill & Seth Skyfire co-won a battle royal
OVW Tag Team Champions Chad & Tank Toland defeated Paul Birchill & Seth Skyfire
Beth Phoenix defeated Alexis Laree (Mickie James)
Ken Anderson defeated Matt Cappotelli
Randy Orton defeated Ken Doane via disqualification
Brent Albright defeated Daniel Puder in a tap out match

2005 - WWE Raw ran Hampton Beach, NH at the Casino Ballroom featuring the following results:
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions the Hurricane & Rosey defeated the Heart Throbs
Viscera defeated Gene Snitsky
Kerwin White defeated Chris Cage
Christy Hemme defeated Victoria
The Big Show defeated Chris Masters
WWE Intercontinental Champion Carlito defeated Shelton Benjamin
Shawn Michaels defeated Ric Flair
Eugene defeated Kurt Angle
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Edge

2006 - CZW ran their Fifth Annual Tournament of Death in Smyrna, DE.  Ed Sherriffs filed the following live report:

Before I start, I should mention that this is the first CZW event I'd ever been to, and the first time I'd seen any more than a couple of matches of the product. Most of the previous live events I went to were WWE products, and obviously they don't compare. This was also the first show I went to that was basically held at a bar (it was in the yard behind one), and that made some of the crowd members...interesting.

Round 1, Match 1: Brandon Prophet vs. Nick Gage vs. Andy Sumner

Nick Gage was more over than both of the other participants. Andy Sumner was announced as wrestling the sambo style, and was the only technician in the tournament. This should have tipped me off that he was going to lose, but Brandon Prophet was bleeding a ridiculous amount in the first couple minutes, so I thought he would be eliminated. The faceplants spot on three chairs was simply brutal. Sumner took some nasty bumps there, but he dished it out early in the match, breaking light tubes over Prophet's head and cutting his chest open with them. A nice introduction into the CZW style. Prophet and Gage advance.

Round 1, Match 2: Drake Younger vs. JC Bailey vs. Lobo

Lobo was the most over competitor in this match. Lobo took a sick bump onto the barbed wire spider web (can a bump on to that not be sick?). Black Out interfered to a lot of heat, and the crowd favorite in the match was out. Lobo was later walking around with crutches. Younger and Bailey advance.

Round 1, Match 3: Brain Damage vs. Necro Butcher vs. Toby Klein

Butcher was the most over of any competitor. Some of the weapons were crazy and disturbingly innovative. There was a VCR...with light tubes tied to it. A Styrofoam panel with a bunch of CDs stuck in it, and a baby doll with tacks all over it, among many others. The spot off of the U-Haul truck was insane, but would be topped later. Butcher got two shots on Damage with the computer hard drive (it was a big hard drive, too). The first was partially blocked by Damage, and the crowd booed. The second was full impact on his head. Butcher busted himself open early on with a series of stiff head-butts. The three were working very stiff with the series of punches. Butcher and Brain Damage advance.

Round 1, Match 4: DJ Hyde vs. Danny Havoc vs. Zandig

Havoc has a huge afro. Maven Bentley was out first and acted scared of coming to the ring. The light tubes got some good distance when they broke in this match. Hyde got major heat throughout the match and the crowd seemed to legitimately hate him. The dueling weed whackers spot was fun, but Zandig not advancing was met with a lot of jeers, for obvious reasons. Hyde and Havoc advance.

Non-tournament triple threat match: Eradication vs. Dragon Boy vs. Blood

Eradication was jeered with "Booker T" chants during the match. Dragon Boy looks like a goof playing wrestler with a mask on. This was kind of like an intermission, since it was just a traditional wrestling bout with a lot of restholds, save for Blood using his giant fork at one point. Eradication got the win.

Black Out (Ruckus & Robby Mireno ) vs. Jimmy Dream and Drew Gulak

Mireno is an awesome heel. Of all the acts and wrestlers in the show, he looks most like the kind of wrestler that could work in WWE or TNA. Dream and Gulak looked like they just got out of wrestling school. Ruckus did a cool spot where he did a double backflip followed by a flying forearm to Dream in the corner. The finish saw Ruckus break up an attempt by Dream and Gulak to suplex Mireno off the top, putting Dream on his shoulders, and Mireno hitting the Blockbuster off the top rope. That was a great tag finisher. Black Out wins.

Post match, this kid who couldn't be more than ten or eleven slapped Mireno in the arm as he walked out of the ring. Mireno stared at him as if to say, "Are you kidding me?" The kid then SPIT on Mireno . Mireno spit back at him and walked away. Yes, a wrestler spit on a ten year old kid. I can't say it was undeserved, and there was no adult supervision around the brat. As Dream and Gulak walked out, the kid then spit on Gulak! Gulak stared at him, but walked away. Security finally came up and said if he did anything like that again, he would be tossed. He should have been thrown out right then. Tournament of Death is no place for kids, let alone kids that physically confront wrestlers.

Intergender match: Chad Austin vs. Kylie

This was easily the funniest thing I've ever seen at a wrestling show. I was cracking up for the whole match. Austin was great in the Andy Kaufman role and was off the charts lecherous. Before the match, he pointed out a "dame" in the crowd and told her she had "great stems". The match started with a collar and elbow tie up where he backed Kylie into the corner. When they broke up, he cupped her breasts. He followed that up with a powerslam, but before he gave it to her, he held his hand up and bragged because he would be touching her, well you know. Kylie got in some offense and countered an irish whip with the most botched hurracanrana ever. Austin dropped her on the mat, paused for a minute, then finally flipped down. Hilarious! Another collar and elbow was followed by Austin sucker punching Kylie, and then punching her some more. Finally, Kylie smacked him with a light tube that she was handed to get the pin. Again, this was hysterical. Austin is tremendous in his role. This kind of match should be on every CZW card as a break for the crowd.

Semifinal Match #1: Brain Damage vs. Brandon Prophet vs. Necro Butcher vs. Nick Gage

I couldn't see a lot of the action since the brawls went into the crowd, but given that it was Necro Butcher in action, the shots were once again stiff. Necro Butcher did a funny spot where he took Prophet's boots off and then dropped him feet first onto some light tubes. Prophet went through the rest of the match with no protection on his feet and had to be helped to the back. The crowd was really surprised when Butcher lost, but Brain Damage was accepted as the person who was able to do it. The fans got behind him.

Semifinal Match #2: DJ Hyde vs. Danny Havoc vs. Drake Younger vs. JC Bailey

Hyde was the first one out, and the fans were happy to see that. No one liked him, and I think he had some X-Pac heat with a few crowd members. He took a sick double stomp when he was pinned in the ladder, though. Havoc's suplex with the light tube on Younger was one of the best spots of the night. The crowd loved it and started to rally behind Havoc. A second attempt on Bailey was blocked. The light tube sleeping bag was insane, and Havoc must be nuts to take that double stomp. Then he took a crazier spot to boot through the light tubes on the ladder placed on the chairs. Younger and Bailey advance. Post match, they put over Havoc in a big big way, telling the fans to chant his name. They than carried him out of the ring to the back. Havoc may not have won the tournament, but he won over the crowd and one day this may be looked at as the match that made him.

Chris Cash Memorial Scholarship Match: George W. Boss vs, Joe Dacey

Sloppy, but I don't think either of these guys has much formal training, and probably didn't know what they would be doing until the show started. Boss won with an awful looking TKO. Just horrendous.

Tournament of Death Finals: Brain Damage vs. Drake Younger vs. Nick Gage vs. JC Bailey

More interesting weapons from the fans. Among them were a full sized Paris Hilton cardboard poster with tacks all over it, a baby carriage with light tubes tied around it, a chair with a bunch of light tubes on it, and a TV with the screen replaced by...you guessed it, light tubes! During the match, Gage did a sick piledriver on Bailey off the second rope, but that only got a two count. The finish was simply nuts, and very fitting for the show. Gage took out Bailey and Younger at the same time when he jumped off the truck, through the glass, chairs, and tables. He didn't seem too fazed by it when he accepted the trophy from Zandig.

Notes: It was a nice place to see a show like this, but I don't know if they can come back next year since a bunch of houses are going up nearby that are ready for families to occupy...I had a good time at the show, but it isn't the kind of thing that I could go to often. I respect the hell out of these guys, but I have no clue why they do it...Bailey's double stomps were innovative each time he did one...CZW should REALLY consider keeping younger children out of these events. I was shocked to see a few of them there, and the kid who spit on TWO wrestlers is begging for trouble. He was sitting right by the entrance way and there were no adults around him...I thought Bailey was going to go over, and even though I'm not really familiar with the product, I think he should have. Gage already has a belt and Bailey could have used it more...The tournament did a fantastic job of putting over younger talent. Bailey, Younger, and Havoc could be big stars for the company...Did I mention how funny Chad Austin was?

2006 - WWE's version of ECW ran Durham, NH at the Whittemore Center Arena featuring the following results:
Balls Mahoney pinned Eric Perez
Derrick Neikirk & Ryan O'Reilly defeated Little Guido & Tony Mamaluke
Mike Knox pinned Stevie Richards
Francine defeated Kelly Kelly in a bikini contest; moments later, Jazz attacked both women
CM Punk defeated Kevin Thorn via submission with the Anaconda Vice
The Sandman defeated Justin Credible via disqualification in a dueling canes match when Mike Knox interfered; moments later, the Sandman came out to make the save for Dreamer against Knox and Test
The Sandman & Tommy Dreamer defeated Test & Mike Knox when Sandman pinned Knox with the White Russian legsweep
ECW World Champion the Big Show pinned Sabu with a chokeslam through a table

2006 - WWE Raw ran Hampton Beach, NH at the Casino Ballroom, featuring the following results:
Harry Smith defeated Shelton Benjamin
Oleg Prudius defeated Val Venis
Umaga defeated Jim Duggan
WWE Tag Team Champions Nicky & Johnny defeated Robbie & Rory McAllister after Johnny dropped Robbie with a superkick; the other three members of the Spirit Squad were sent backstage early in the bout after interfering
WWE Intercontinental champion Johnny Nitro pinned Carlito after Melina interfered
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James defeated Torrie Wilson
Randy Orton pinned Kane with the RKO
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Edge via disqualification at 14:02 when Jonathan Coachman, who was at ringside for the match, pulled guest referee Ricky Steamboat out of the ring after Cena dropped Edge with the FU; after the bout, Cena and Steamboat fought off Edge, Lita, and Coachman; moments later, Umaga ran out and also sustained the FU from Cena

2007 - TNA came to terms to bring in Andrew "Test" Martin.  He would be gone from the promotion after only a few appearances.

2007 - WWE Smackdown and ECW ran a combined house show in  Perth, Australia at the Burswood Dome, featuring:
Ric Flair defeated Chris Masters via submission with the figure-4
WWE World Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino defeated Brett & Brian Major after Deuce hit the kick to the head
Victoria pinned Michelle McCool after faking an injury
Elijah Burke pinned Stevie Richards
Kane pinned Finlay with the chokeslam
ECW World Champion John Morrison pinned Tommy Dreamer with the Snapshot
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the 619 and springboard legdrop
Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali via disqualification when Finlay and Hornswoggle interfered; after the bout, Kane made the save leading into a tag team match
Batista & Kane defeated World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali & Finlay when Batista pinned Finlay with the sit-down powerbomb after Batista & Kane hit a double chokeslam on Khali; after the bout, Kane hit a chokeslam on Hornswoggle

2007 - WWE Raw ran Prescott Valley, AZ at Tim's Toyota Center featuring:
Val Venis defeated Sylvan
Jim Duggan pinned William Regal
Carlito Caribbean Cool defeated Super Crazy
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick
Booker T pinned Santino Marella
Ken Kennedy pinned Cody Rhodes
WWE Women's Champion Candice Michelle defeated Melina
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Randy Orton

2008 -  Triple H and Stephanie McMahon's second child, Murphy Claire Levesque, was born

2008 - Dawn Marie launched Wrestler's Rescue. A mission statement issued by Marie in regard to the organization reads:

Wrestlers Rescue

Mission statement

Wrestlers Rescue’s mission is to create awareness and to help raise monies to support the health care needs of Retired Professional Wrestlers due to a career choice in wrestling.

Wrestlers rescue will be focusing on three stages of growth.
·  1st stage is to create awareness of the need and to raise funds.
·  2nd stage is to put in place a financial advisory for the active wrestling community to call on for advice on how to plan for their future. Including retirement, pension, college funds, family needs ect.
·  3rd stage is to set in place a Health care program that can be bought into at a group rate so that the community can afford care for themselves and their families.

We are dedicated to improving the lives of the professional and their families. By educating the person on how to expand their opportunities and how to reach their full potential in life.

2008 - WWE broadcast ECW on SyFy.  Mike Johnson filed the following TV Report:

Welcome to the first post-Adamle (WOOOHOOOOOOO!) edition of ECW on Sci Fi.

ECW opened with a video recap of Matt Hardy earning his Summerslam PPV ECW title shot against Mark Henry.

Tazz explained that Mike Adamle had gone on to become the Raw General Manager, so his new co-host is Todd Grisham.  I expect a lot of people will be angry it's not Joey Styles, but if it wasn't going to be Joey, it should have been Grisham or Josh Matthews, both of whom have patiently been waiting for their chance.

Matt Hardy came to the ring for a promo.  He said he was psyched when he was drafted to ECW.  Hardy said he's always been an ECW fan and given that he's had some of the most extreme matches in WWE history, it was a perfect fit.  Hardy said he has a big opportunity at Summerslam and challenging for the ECW title is the biggest one he's ever gotten.

Mark Henry's music hit and the ECW champion came down to the ring with Tony Atlas.  Atlas told Hardy that he knows Hardy is intimidated by Henry.  He said Henry was drafted to ECW, just like Hardy.  He says that since Henry was drafted, he's beaten Kane and Big Show for the belt.  Since Hardy was drafted, he hasn't done anything but lose the United States belt.

Atlas said they came out to show Hardy a special demonstration.  Someone handed Henry a bar of steel.  Atlas said that bar of steel was tougher than Hardy.  Henry bent the bar in half.  Atlas told Hardy that's what he has to look forward to at Summerslam and the only difference is Matt won't bend, he'll break.  Henry mockingly handed the bent bar to Hardy.  Hardy said that at Summerslam, they aren't having a bar bending contest, but a wrestling match.  Hardy said inanimate objects don't fight back, but he does.  Hardy said Henry will never break his spirit and promised he'll become the next ECW champion.  Solid segment.

Ricky Ortiz' sophomore in-ring appearance is next.  Finlay & Hornswoggle vs. Morrison & Miz is plugged for later.

Ricky Ortiz vs. Chavo Guerrero (with Bam Neely)

As Chavo came to the ring, Grisham did a better job giving exposition 15 minutes into his first episode than Mike Adamle did his entire tenure.   They locked up with Chavo grabbing an armwringer, but Ortiz scooped and slammed Guerrero.    Guerrero backed off and had words with Neely at ringside.  Guerrero went for a side headlock.  Ortiz shoved him into the ropes, but missed a clothesline.  Guerrero went for a high cross bodyblock but was caught, then pressed and dropped.  The Afro Warrior!

Ortiz went to the middle turnbuckles and hit a flying shoulderblock.  Maybe he really is channeling Warrior!  Guerrero kicked up at two.  Ortiz ended up slingshot onto the ropes and Chavo choked him against them.  Guerrero locked on a rear chinlock and bent Ortiz backwards.  Guerrero floated around and cinched in a front facelock.  Ortiz made his way to his feet, picked up Guerrero and powered him into the turnbuckle.

Ortiz nailed several right hands (awful!) and a dropkick.  Guerrero cut him off with a drop toehold into the corner.  Guerrero rolled up Ortiz and put his feet on the middle rope for leverage.  Neely pulled down on Guerrero's feet to help but the referee spotted it and disqualified Guerrero.

Your winner by DQ, Ricky Ortiz!

Guerrero and Neely worked over Ortiz.  Guerrero nailed a top rope frog splash as Neely held Ortiz and prevented him from moving.  Guerrero sent Neely to ringside but Evan Bourne hit the ring with a springboard dropkick into the ring on Chavo.  Neely got back on the apron but was dropkicked off onto the floor.  Bourne left the ring before Guerrero and Neely could mount a comeback.

As a match, not much here but in terms of building up Bourne, a good segment.

Backstage, Tony Atlas and Mark Henry were talking.  Colin Delaney came up to them.  He said that he was wondering why they left him last week and said he thought they were all on the same page.  Atlas said that they were trying to give him a chance to prove himself.  Atlas said that he's going to have to do something spectacular to prove he can roll with the ECW champ.  Delaney asked for the chance.  Atlas said that he can do that by softening up Matt Hardy for Mark tonight and promised to be in his corner tonight.

The Miz & John Morrison vs. Hornswoggle & Finlay

Finlay and Miz started the bout.  Finlay avoided a charge and wrestled Miz down to his knees, then elbowed him in the jaw.  Finlay dug into Miz's trapezoids, then shoulderblocked him down for a near fall.  Finlay locked on a side chinlock.  Miz worked his way to his feet and elbowed into an escape.  Morrison tagged in and worked over Finlay with a neck crank. Hornswoggle helped Finlay regain control and the former Tag champs retreated to the floor to regroup as they went to commercial.

When they returned, Morrison had control of Finlay, but missed a corkscrew elbow.  Finlay locked on a single leg Boston Crab but Morrison grabbed the ropes.  Finlay continued to control Morrison but was unable to get a three count.  Finlay stomped his hand, then clubbed him across the chest.    Morrison mounted a comeback but was nailed with a clothesline.  Finlay went for a pin, but Miz pulled him odd.  Morrison ran Finlay into a ringpost on the floor.

Morrison maneuvered him back into the ring and locked on an armbar.  Finlay caught Morrison with a boot and went to the ropes, but Hornswoggle tagged himself in.  He charged Morrison, who easily turned an attempted head scissors into a faceplant and scored the pin.

Your winners, John Morrison and The Miz!

After the pin, Mike Knox hit the crowd and channeled Bruiser Brody with a big boot to the face and a wild look in his eyes.  He eyed Hornswoggle.  Finlay grabbed the shillelagh but Knox booted him again and left the ring.

They plug the new Ric Flair DVD, which you can order from our friends at www.highspots.com.

Todd Grisham and Tazz review the closing moments of the tag match.  The story seemed to be that Finlay was trying to protect his son until he tagged himself back in.  They showed Knox laying them out.

Lena Yada caught up to Mike Knox backstage and asked him why he attacked Finlay.  Knox said that Finlay is running around with Leprechauns and that means he's soft.  Knox said, "Here, being soft means you are a target and I just took my shot."  In one short promo, we had a better idea of who Knox was and what he was about than we have since the first episode of ECW.  Good to see.

Backstage, Braden Walker came up to Matt Hardy and told him he had Hardy's back tonight.  Hardy and Walker shook hands.  That was so out of nowhere, I wonder if Walker is going heel.  If not, wow, where the hell did Tommy Dreamer go? Talk about your forgotten personalities!

Colin Delaney vs. Matt Hardy

Mark Henry and Tony Atlas remained at the stage, as opposed to being at ringside as they promised.  Hardy controlled Delaney early with ease.  Hardy missed an elbowdrop.  Delaney hit a dropkick off the middle turnbuckle.  Delaney scored a two count but Hardy escaped.  Hardy hit a back suplex on Delaney.  Hardy called for the Twist of Fate, nailed it and scored the pin.

Your winner, Matt Hardy!

Mark Henry came to the ring.  He pressed and dropped Delaney to the floor.  It was a NASTY bump.  Hardy and Henry faced off in the ring.  Hardy told him he wasn't afraid.

Overall, a solid episode building storylines. Todd Grisham was much more comfortable in his role than Mike Adamle ever was, so kudos to WWE for making the move.

2010- Former ECW World champion Mikey Whipwreck commented via his Facebook about the TNA Hardcore Reunion show, writing, "For the record, I have no intentions of doing the TNA PPV. I'm happy for the guys that are doing it but its nice to see the little bingo hall company everyone "blew off" back in the day as "insignificant" is called upon every time business is in the toilet."

2010 - SyFy began promotion for Smackdown coming to their cable network.

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

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

Match Number One: Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov versus William Regal and Primo

Regal and Santino start things off and Santino swings wildly at Regal and misses. Then he does the same with a kick. Regal works on the arm and Santino rolls through but Regal takes him down to the mat. Santino rolls through and reverses. Santino with a cartwheel and then he does some race walking across the ring and Regal wonders what is going on. Santino with a jackknife cover for a near fall. Regal tags in Primo and he punches Santino. Primo goes to the arm and applies a hammer lock. We see a few reversals and then Santino tries to formulate an escape and he reverses. Kozlov tags in and he connects with shoulders in the corner and then he punches Primo. Kozlov gets Primo on his shoulders and then he puts Primo on the turnbuckles and connects with head butts followed by kicks to get Primo off the turnbuckles. Kozlov tries for a power slam but Primo with a clip and leg sweep. Regal tags in and he kicks Kozlov and works on the leg. Regal with a knee to Kozlov’s leg and then he puts the leg against the ropes and connects with a knee to the leg. Regal with a kick to the leg in the ropes. Kozlov with a kick and he makes the tag.

Santino has a that look in his eyes and he summons the cobra and hits it but Regal goes to the floor. Santino goes for Primo but he gets to the floor as well and we go to commercial.

We are back and Primo with a side head lock on Santino. Primo with a shoulder tackle and Santino with a hip toss and arm drag. Santino with a slam to Primo and then he tries for a diving splash but he lands on Primo’s knees. Primo with a head butt to Santino and Regal is tagged back in. Regal with a kick to Santino. Regal with a head butt to Santino. Santino with a sunset flip attempt but Regal drops down onto Santino’s chest. Primo is tagged back in and he kicks Santino. Primo with a hard Irish whip to Santino and then he stomps on Santino’s chest. Primo runs Santino into the corner again and Regal tags back in. Regal with knees to Santino. Regal and Primo double team Santino while the referee deals with Kozlov. Regal with an abdominal stretch but Santino escapes with a hip toss. Regal with a knee drop to Santino and he tags Primo back in.

Primo slams Santino and then he goes to the turnbuckle but he hits Santino’s knees on a frog splash attempt. Santino crawls to his corner and he makes the tag to Kozlov. Kozlov with a head butt and then he throws Primo into the corner followed by a series of kicks. Kozlov with a running power slam but Regal breaks up the cover. Santino forces Regal out of the ring with the cobra. Primo goes to the turnbuckles but Kozlov catches him and hits a spinebuster for the three count.

Winners: Vladimir Kozlov and Santino Marella

We take a look back at this week’s NXT when Eli Cottonwood was eliminated.

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

We see highlights of the feud between the Dudebusters and Chris Masters.

Match Number Two: Chris Masters versus Caylen Croft with Trent Barreta

Croft with a punch to Masters and Masters does not like that. Masters with a punch of his own followed by a kick and delayed vertical suplex and he gets a near fall. Masters with a chop and then he Irish whips Croft but misses a splash into the corner. Croft with punches in the corner. Masters gets a boot up but Croft blocks the kick and then drops down and works on the leg. Croft with kicks to Masters and he gets a near fall. Croft with a leaping knee drop to Masters’ leg and he gets a near fall. Croft with a spinning toe hold but Masters kicks Croft into the corner. Masters with a reverse atomic drop followed by a few clotheslines. Croft with a kick and a power slam for a near fall. Masters presses Croft over his head but he cannot hold him because of the work done on the knee. Masters clotheslines Croft over the top rope to the floor. He goes out to the floor and he punches Barreta and puts Trent in the Master Lock for a moment. Masters returns to the ring and Croft clips Masters and hits a DDT for the three count.

Winner: Caylen Croft

We go to commercial.

We are back and Did You Know that WWE and Make A Wish have been working together for 25 years.

It is time for the Raw Rebound.

We run through the card for SummerSlam.

Match Number Three: Montel Vontavious Porter with Percy Watson versus Chavo Guerrero

Chavo backs into the ropes and the referee pulls Porter away. They lock up and Chavo works on the arm and takes Porter down. Porter with a head scissors and Chavo tries to escape. Chavo does get out and he puts Porter in a side head lock. Porter with a rollup but Chavo escapes before a one count. Porter with a cravate and Porter adds some knees. Chavo with a forearm and then he punches Porter. Porter punches back and hits a drop kick for a near fall. Porter with a front face lock but Chavo with a knee to the face. Porter with a drop toe hold and then he hits a running knee to the back of the head for a near fall. Porter with an arm bar on Chavo but Chavo with Latino uppercuts. Porter with punches to Chavo and Porter with a flying forearm and a back body drop. Porter sends Chavo over the top rope to the floor and we go to commercial.

We are back and Chavo punches Porter but Porter with an Irish whip. Porter goes to the floor when Chavo moves out of the way. Chavo sends Porter to the floor with a drop kick. Chavo goes to the floor and he kicks Porter on the floor. Chavo punches Porter. They return to the ring and Chavo gets a near fall. Chavo with an arm bar and he adds pressure to Porter’s back. Porter with forearms and a kick to Chavo. Porter tries to float over but Chavo anticipates it and hits a drop kick to the back that sends Porter into the turnbuckles. Chavo with a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Chavo with a chin lock to Porter and the referee checks on Porter. Porter gets Chavo on his shoulders and he hits an electric chair drop and both men are down.

Porter with an Exploder suplex to Chavo and then he avoids a punch from Chavo and connects with punches of his own followed by a double thrust and then he tosses Chavo into the air and down to the mat. Porter with the facebuster and then he sets for the Ballin’ Elbow. Chavo escapes the Play of the Day and he sends Porter into the turnbuckles. Chavo waits for Porter to get up and Chavo sets for the Three Amigos but Porter blocks the third one and hits a German suplex with a bridge for a near fall. Chavo with a spinning heel kick and he gets a near fall. Chavo goes to the turnbuckles but Porter punches Chavo and they both go up but Chavo sends Porter to the mat. Chavo comes off into a boot and Chavo is able to kick out. Porter tries for a delayed vertical suplex but Chavo with a knee and he gets a near fall with a rollup. Porter hits the Play of the Day for the three count.

Winner: Montel Vontavious Porter


2010 - TNA broadcast Impact on SpikeTV.  Stu Carapola filed the following TV Report:

We open this week's episode with Tommy Dreamer and the ECW crew in the ring, and Tommy says in the eight weeks he's been in TNA, this is the loudest he's heard the Impact Zone, and he knows there's been a lot of buzz, and asks if we're all ready for Hardcore Justice or what? Tommy says that due to some legal issues with some certain letters, they're now going to call themselves EV 2.0. Tommy says he'd like to thank Brother Devon for rejoining the family, and Tommy wants to know what's going on with Brother Ray. Devon says he doesn't know what's going on, but he'd like to call Brother Ray out here right now to settle this once and for all. He calls "Bubba" out to the ring because they have something to talk about. Devon says they should put all their differences aside because these guys (pointing to EV 2.0) are his family, and they are the guys who have had their back since day one, and he wants to ask Ray if he's in or if he's out. Bubba turns to leave, so Tommy says seriously, he's Tommy's best friend, and this is something bigger, this is the original KISS getting back together and putting the makeup on for the fans without the political stuff. Tommy wants one last night to thank the fans, and the fans start chanting "one more time". Mick Foley takes the mic and says that make no mistake, they're going to have a hell of a show with or without him, but in Foley's opinion, the show would be just that much better with him on it. Foley says that when Bubba looks back on his career, if he chooses not to do this show, it'll be the thing he regrets more than anything, and right now he wants Bubba in the ring. Now Taz gets up and takes a house mic and tells Bubba to just do it. Bubba goes to the ring and grabs a mic and tells Devon to answer him one question: are they going to light somebody on fire? Devon nods yes as the crowd starts chanting EV 2.0, and Bubba says what the hell, he's in, and Bubba and Devon embrace and then Bubba goes around and high fives everyone.

Wait a second, here comes Hulk Hogan AND HE'S ALIVE!! Oh, if only this was in the ECW Arena in 1995. The Glomster says that they're going to ride again and thanks them for doing it in TNA, and he wishes he had known because he'd have had a few extra surprises for them, but this is real cool, man. Hogan gets the whole hardcore thing, but these guys are going to take it to another level, and Dixie said to these guys were to the 90s what Hogan was to the 80s, and Hogan agrees 110%, but he missed the whole thing because while they were tearing it up in the 90s, he had a black beard and was ruling his world, but now he's going to get a chance to see it at Hardcore Justice and nobody does it better than these guys. Since everyone's in such a giving mood, he and Eric have a special surprise for everyone and Eric's going to reveal it later, and...oh wait, here comes Abyss with Janice, and he hates to break up the extreme reunion, but he's here to tell you that they are not happy, and they are downright pissed off because this reunion was never a part of their plan and wasn't supposed to happen, and there's one person they hold responsible, and it's not Tommy Dreamer, it's not Mick Foley, and it's not any of the fans or even Hulk Hogan, the one person they hold responsible is Dixie Carter. Hogan says he could care less what they say, and as far as he's concerned, Abyss should hit the road and get his head checked because right now, Tommy Dreamer is a guest of theirs at TNA and nothing's going to go down until the PPV. Abyss says they have given him strict orders tonight to take Tommy Dreamer out, and therefore there will be no Hardcore Justice. Hogan repeats that Dreamer is their guest and he's not going to step up until he's good and ready...but wait, Dreamer says that he would love to fight Abyss tonight, so if Dixie and Hulk will allow it, he says let's do it for everybody. Looks like we have our main event for tonight!

Backstage, Lacey Von Erich is telling Velvet Sky this has to stop right now and Velvet says it will never end, and then Madison Rayne comes in and says none of this will end unless they stay BFFs. Madison says they have all the Knockouts Titles and asks why they can't stick together. Velvet comes up with several reasons, not the least of which is Madison hanging out with Dumpy Ass and Sarita. Madison tries to reason with them and Velvet isn't having it, and says it's going to take a lot more than sorry. Madison and Lacey keep apologizing and finally Velvet says they have a truce and they share a group hug.

Meanwhile, back in the ring...

#1 Contender's Match: Sarita vs Angelina Love

Sarita is so much better than Angelina that it's not even funny. She's also WAY hotter, but maybe that's just me. Angelina with a shoulderblock right off the bat and they do a pinfall exchange sequence and do the indy standoff. Sarita hides behind the ref and nails Angelina, whipping her into the ropes but Angelina ducks a clothesline and gets a rollup for 2. Sarita drop toeholds Angelina into the ropes and kicks her in the gut. Sarita works Angelina over in the corner and snapmares her for 2. That reminds me of how Marty Jannetty used to try beating people off a snapmare and how ridiculous I thought it was. Sarita takes Angelina down and drops several elbows before getting a rear chinlock. Angelina fights out but Sarita with a full rotation back suplex for 2. Sarita tries another rollup with a handful of tights but the ref catches her and refuses to count. Angelina escapes another suplex attempt and spears Sarita, then gets a running elbow, spinkick, and a flying clothesline, and she gets the Botox Injection for 3. What a crime.

Winner: Angelina Love

So now Angelina Love is, yet again, the #1 contender to the Knockouts Title.

Meanwhile, Eric Young is backstage goofing around and Orlando Jordan, ORLANDO JORDAN, says he needs Young to be focused and stop goofing around. Eric says he's not all there right now because of all the head trauma he's suffered recently, and Orlando says "Yeah, and they say I have problems."

After a clip from Xplosion of Eric Young taking a bump off the top rope and landing on his head and going loopy, we're back to the ring for...

Ink Inc vs Orlando Jordan & Eric Young

Orlando Jordan comes to the ring and puts his gum in So Cal Val's mouth, and he is followed by Eric Young carrying...a naked mannequin with a feather boa, whic he props up next to him in his corner, so I guess this is a handicap match. Jordan goes right to work on Jesse Neal and beats him down, then snapmares him and we HIT THE CHINLOCK! Jordan with a swinging neckbreaker as we see that both Young and the mannequin are reaching out for the tag. Jordan straddles Jesse, but Shannon Moore comes in and boots Jordan, and one chinbreaker later, Jesse has made the hot tag, and the mannequin is legal! Young tosses him off the top rope and he burts into pieces, so Ink Inc knock Young off the top rope and Moore hits the Mooregasm for the win.

Winners: Ink Inc

Young crawls over to the destroyed mannequin and throws up the X to indicate that the mannequin is badly injured and needs a stretcher as we go to commercial.

We're back, and Ric Flair is in the ring with AJ Styles, Frankie Kazarian, and Beer Money, and he says that we all know that Flair is a wrestling god and genius, so he always has a return match clause, and next week it's going to be Jay Lethal and Ric Flair in a Street Fight with no rules. Flair is prepared to bleed and sweat, which is good because that's all he can do anymore. Now, it's time to introduce the final two members of Fortune: Beer Money. So basically, it's the four guys we all knew it would be. Flair hands Bobby Roode the mic and he says it's an honor, but they knew it was only a matter of time before they joined up with Flair since they're the greatest team in the business today (not named Briscoes or Kings Of Wrestling...that's my opinion, anyway), and tonight they're going to beat the Motor City Machine Guns for the third time in a row, and will become four time (WOO), four time (WOO), four time (WOO), four time (WOO) TNA World Tag Team Champions. Now Flair introduces the new Global Champion AJ Styles and Frankie Kazarian, and Kazarian says they're not a gang of angry rookies, they're four seasoned vets who are the best in the TNA Galaxy. AJ takes the mic and says that they're the best because Ric Flair deserves the best and deserves respect, and out of that respect, he's going to restore credibility to the Global Title. He renames it the Television Title, and starting next week and every week and PPV after that, he will defend the title and it starts next week with Rob Terry...that is, if Terry can get past Kazarian tonight. Flair closes it by telling the girls that they'll be at the hotel tonight and will be running all night long.

Uh oh, wait a minute...here comes Kurt Angle and he looks serious. Angle says he's glad to hear that AJ will honor that title, but he should know that Angle needs to honor his commitment as well, which means climbing the ladder in TNA and regaining the TNA World Title. Unfortunately for AJ, he's next in line, and that's real...that's damn real.

After a short commercial, it's time for the next match...

Best Of Five Series Match Three: TNA World Tag Team Champions Motor City Machine Guns vs Beer Money

Damn, they got that cage up quick! The Guns dive off the cage onto Beer Money to start, then ram both members of Beer Money into the cage. Series of fast double team moves on Storm, and then a springboard dropkick on Roode sends him crashing into the cage and he's busted open already. Shelley goes for Sliced Bread #2, but Storm escapes and gets a hanging neckbreaker off the second rope for 2. Storm rams Shelley into the turnbuckle and pounds him in the face as we see Roode bleeding, then tags in Roode, who comes in with a stiff kick to the guy of Shelley. Beer Money with a slam/elbowdrop/kneedrop combo for 2. Storm comes in and pops Shelley in the mouth then tags Roode back in and we HIT THE CHINLOCK! Shelley fights his way free, but Roode nails him and puts him up top and goes for a superplex, but Shelley rams Roode into the cage several times and hits a top rope Frankensteiner. Shelley makes the hot tag and Sabin comes in and cleans house, hitting a top rope dropkick on both men. Sabin puts Roode in the corner, hangs Storm upside down in front of him, hits a Yakuza Kick to Roode, a delayed baseball slide to Storm, and then Shelley tries Sliced Bread #2 on Roode but Roode escapes and kills Sabin with a lariat. Roode and Shelley go up top but Shelley rams Roode facefirst into the cage and hits a double stomp off the top onto Roode. MCMG with more double team moves on Beer Money but Sabin misses one and then Storm hits a Spinning slam on Shelley and powerbombs Sabin into the cage, and then Storm follows that with a lungblower for a very close 2. Beer Money tries to escape but Shelley goes up and tosses Roode off, then gives Storm a jawbreaker off the top. Sabin climbs to the top of the cage and hits a crossbody off the top on both men and all four are down. That should have been the finish. Storm goes for a shot with the beer bottle, but Sabin moves and Storm nails Roode, and the MCMG hit the doubler stomp/neckbreaker to pick up the win.

Winners: Motor City Machine Guns

What a match! That was absolutely awesome, and now the MCMG have their choice of the type of match next week.

After commercial, we are introduced to Mr Anderson...wait, it's Matt Morgan coming out to Anderson's music. I bet he's going to impersonate him. He goes for the mic and the guy who controls the mic refuses to drop it, so Morgan yells at the guy and finally he drops it and Morgan can grab the mic. Yep, he impersonates Anderson and introduces himself. Now Anderson's music hits again, and here he comes for real and when he puts his hand up, he gets a damn mic, and he demonstrates how easy it was by having it raise up, and then calling for it to drop again, and says he doesn't know what Morgan's problem is but he's coming down to the ring to find out. Morgan asks if he finds it ironic that the mic in Morgan's hand was what left Anderson in a pool of his own blood. Morgan says Anderson wants to hit him and take out the Big Bad Wolf, and Morgan offers to bend over and put his jaw out and Anderson can pop him in the jaw for free, but he knows that Anderson is too scared to do it. Morgan keeps egging Anderson on, so Anderson drops down and punches Morgan in the nuts instead. Anderson jumps on Morgan and rains rights down onto Morgan's head and starts mocking him, but Morgan catches Anderson with a clawhold and starts choking him out, then puts the boots to him. Morgan takes the mic and uses the cord to choke Anderson out, but now Jeff Hardy comes out to make the save and he kicks the crap out of Morgan, and then Anderson recovers and he joins in. Security comes out and pulls Anderson and Hardy off, and Morgan uses the opening to cheapshot Anderson. Hardy and Anderson dive back on Morgan and security gets a little too physical trying to pull them back off, leading to the TNA agents coming out and breaking the brawl up and chewing security out.

We go to commercial, and we come back to Ken Anderson and Jeff Hardy backstage with Christy Hemme, and Anderson says they've been trying to get into wrestling for the last ten years and they wanted to be seen, so tonight they get their wish because they get to face Anderson and Hardy, and Anderson wants them to bring Morgan with them.

Back to the ring...

Frankie Kazarian vs Rob Terry

The ref kicks AJ out of ringside, and Kazarian dropkicks Terry from behind, but Terry shrugs Kazarian off and gives him a really ugly chokeslam for a disgustingly easy win.

Winner: Rob Terry

This is just ridiculous, Terry's beating Kazarian that quickly? Oh, here's why, we need to make time for Bischoff's big announcement up next! Jerk.

Oh wait, it's not up next, first we have another match...

Matt Morgan & The Miracle Security Jobbing Connection vs Jeff Hardy & Ken Anderson

For the record, the security job team's names are Murphy and Gunner, so we'll know which one does the job. Morgan starts and he wants Anderson, so Anderson obliges. They circle one another...and Morgan tags Murphy in. Then Murphy tags Gunner in, and they finally tie up, Gunner fires Anderson off into the ropes and Anderson takes him down with a shoulderblock and a swinging neckbreaker for 2. Gunner tags to Murphy who comes in and starts pounding away on Anderson and rams some shoulders into Anderson's midsection in the corner, but tries one time too many and Anderson moves and rolls Murphy up for 2. Hardy tags in and they go for Poetry In Motion but Murphy clotheslines Hardy out of midair and tags Gunner in, but Hardy catches him with the Whisper In The Wind for 2. Tag back out to Anderson and the Security Jobbers double team Anderson but Hardy breaks it up. Morgan gets bored and decides to wander off and leave the jobbers all alone, so Anderson hits the Mic Check on Gunner, followed by a Swanton from Hardy for the win.

Winners: Jeff Hardy & Ken Anderson

Christy is backstage and wants to find out from Hulk Hogan what Eric Bischoff's big announcement is going to be, but Hogan's leaving for a big meeting in New York, presumably to try and leverage a better deal out of Vince, but he'll be back next week and he'll have a few things to say about Bischoff's announcement then.

So instead, we go to Eric Bischoff in the ring with Miss Tessmacher, and it's time for his big announcement: on August 12th at 9pm EST, we'll see something we've never seen before, because Dixie Carter inspired Eric Bischoff by announcing Hardcore Justice, and he was inspired because Dixie gave back to the fans, and Hogan and Bischoff can give back too, so they called up SpikeTV and arranged for a PPV quality show right here on Impact, so on August 12th, the main event will be...uh oh, here comes Abyss with Janice and Bischoff looks somewhat uncomfortable. Abyss grabs Bischoff's mic and says that he just got done talking to Them and They want him to make the main event for August 12th, and that will be Abyss challenging Rob Van Dam in a Ladder Match with Janice hanging above the ring. Bischoff tries to protest, but Abyss says They have told him that Bischoff is the only one who can make it happen, so he asks if Bischoff will make it happen, or does he want to feel the wrath of Janice? Bischoff says all right, he'll make the match, so Abyss tells him he chose wisely and Abyss starts to leave, but then stops and tells Bischoff that Abyss is okay with him, but Janice doesn't appreciate when he bitchslapped Abyss recently, so she's going to show him what a real bitch is. Suddenly, RVD's music hits and here comes the champ with a chair, and he jumpkicks Abyss off the top rope and puts the boots to him. RVD beats Abyss down in the corner and baseball slides a chair into him, and Abyss bails to the floor, so RVD goes after him again and dives off the ropes, but Abyss moves and RVD crashes hard onto the guardrail. The TNA agents come out to back Abyss off, and here comes Tommy Dreamer, and Al Snow hands Janice to Tommy as he comes to the ring for the main event, which is up...NEXT!

Okay, we're back and it's main event time!

Hardcore Match: Abyss vs Tommy Dreamer

Dreamer is creaming Abyss with a trashcan lid when we come back from commercial, but Abyss picks him up and crotches him on the guardrail. They head back in the ring, which is full of plunder, and Abyss wedges a chair in the corner, but turns around into a trashcan, but Abyss barely registers it before picking Dreamer up and giving him a side suplex onto another trashcan. Abyss whacks him with a cookie sheet, then follows that with a shot from a Singapore Cane. Abyss with a neck vice and Dreamer fights his way out, but Abyss throttles him for a chokeslam, Dreamer fights his way out and hits a crossbody and nails him with another...metal thing. Dreamer with a big clothesline lays Abyss out for 2, but eats elbow on a charge and gets rammed into the chair in the corner. Abyss goes up top, but Tommy knocks him off and crotches him, then hangs Abyss in the Tree of Woe and nails him in the nuts with the Singapore Cane, then puts the trash can in front of Abyss and baseball slides the can into his face. Dreamer goes under the ring and grabs a barbed wire board and tosses it in the ring, then gets back in and nails Abyss with the cane again. He sets up the board and goes to pick up Abyss, but his leg gives out and Abyss clotheslines him. Abyss goes out to ringside and grabs Janice and does "YOU!" and swings Janice, but Tommy moves and rolls Abyss up for 2. He sets Janice up in the corner and whips Abyss into her, but Abyss puts on the breaks and punches a trash can into Tommy's face, then chokeslams him on the barbed wire board for the win.

Winner: Abyss

Raven's music hits and he comes running outwith a chair and he and Abyss face off, but Raven turns around and nails Tommy, then gives him the DDT on a chair and with that, we're off the air. 

2011 - WE Raw ran Peoria, IL.  Ben B. filed the following results:

WWE Raw at the Peoria Civic Center
Peoria, IL 7/29/2011

Attendance approx: 3500

*Chris Masters defeated Jack Swagger.

*The Miz & R Truth defeated Alex Riley & Zack Ryder.

*Primo defeated Tyler Reks.

*Alberto Del Rio defeated Kofi Kingston.

Eve was guest hostess. She holds a dance contest for someone to go backstage. I DID NOT WIN!

Divas champion Kelly Kelly pinned Brie Bella.

Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated WWE Tag Team championsDavid Otunga & Michael McGuillicutty in a non-title match.

*WWE United States champion Dolph Zigler defeated Evan Bourne.

*Champion vs Champion - John Cena vs. CM Punk ends in a DQ finish when Alberto Del Rio runs in and hits Punk with MITB Briefcase. Punk hits Del Rio with the GTS and Cena hits AA on Del Rio.

2011 - WWE broadcast Smackdown.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We are live on tape from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and your announcers are Michael ‘Pat’s’ Cole, Josh ‘Jim’s’ Mathews, and Booker ‘Geno’s’ T.

We begin this week’s show with the new Chief Operating Officer of the WWE, Triple H for his State of Smackdown Address. As he comes to the ring, he teases the walk of his father in law.

Hunter says that he has had this COO gig for ten or eleven days where he is in charge of the day to day operations and he learned that the more you try to fix things, the more you screw them up. He says that he was taught that you start at the top and work your way down.

He says that he is going to start with the World Championship on Smackdown and the WWE Championship on Raw. He says that the situation on Raw is a little more complex with two champions. He thought he was doing what was right to have one champion, but he ended with two. He has CM Punk and John Cena. Both men have legit claims to the WWE Championship. One was cheated out of his rematch and one is the champion who was resigned on late on Monday. He will resolve that by next Monday night.

He says that he has heard a lot of talk . . .

And Christian’s music plays and the World Champion makes his way to the ring. Christian welcomes him to Smackdown since he is the face of Smackdown and the face of the brand. He says that words cannot express how excited he is that Hunter is in charge. Christian says that he has gone through a lot of turmoil with Teddy Long. He says that Teddy has run this show into the ground with his blatant sucking up to Randy Orton as well as the loser, ingrate fans like he sees in Philadelphia. He says that these are the same fans who turned their backs and took Randy’s side. Christian says that he was forced to seek legal action.

Christian says that as the World Champion, Hunter would want to have a close working relationship with him.

Hunter says that he would not want that situation. He says that Vince liked to foster an environment where people were encouraged to interrupt him. Hunter says that he stepped on a few toes on his way up. However, Vince has the patience of a saint but Hunter says that he doesn’t. If you interrupt him, it will be taken as a slap in the face. He says that Christian should know that if you slap him, he will slap back. He says that he can slap a whole hell of a lot harder than Christian can. Hunter says that he has learned that he does not like negotiations, meetings, or lawyers.

They don’t need a meeting because he will be direct and to the point. Randy Orton will get his rematch at SummerSlam. So Christian cannot complain about the officiating or the rules, it will be no disqualifications and it will be a No Holds Barred Match.

Christian says that he deserves some respect since he is the champion.

R Truth makes his way into the arena and he says that he is back home on Smackdown. Truth wants to know if everyone is glad to see him back on Smackdown. He says that is why we are going to pick up where we ended last time. Truth says that he doesn’t see any spiders or Mr. H talking to himself. Everyone is talking about titles, but Truth says that everyone knows that there is a conspiracy against him. Truth tells the people of Philadelphia not to what him. He wants to axe Hunter a question and Hunter tells Truth to axe away.

Truth says that he ain’t gonna axe him nothing now, he is going to tell Hunter. On Monday, those conspiracies better be straightened out because he is a man of action.

Hunter responds with a what and then he tells Truth that he messing with him and he doesn’t want Truth to send all of his people into the ring.

Hunter says that he is glad that Truth is here tonight because seeing Truth gives him an idea about how to deal with the Man of Action Truth will face Randy Orton tonight.

Christian tells Truth that if he needs any tips, Truth can ask him.

Hunter tells Christian that he brought somebody over with him for a match with Christian. His name is John Morrison.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Teddy Long and Hunter are walking in the back and Teddy thanks Hunter for stopping by tonight. As they continue to walk, we hear someone call out ‘Hey Broski’ and it is Zack Ryder. Zack says that he has another idea. Hunter stops him and he says that Zack comes to him fifteen times a day with ideas. Zack says that this idea is the one. Hunter says that he has to take a call and he tells Zack that if he wants to be on the show, Zack is Teddy’s new assistant.

We see R Truth watching John Morrison in the back as he talks to his invisible posse.

Match Number One: Christian versus John Morrison in a Non Title Match

They lock up and Morrison with a rollup and then Morrison tries for a spin kick but misses. Christian is sent to the floor and then Morrison teases a move to the floor but Christian moves out of the way. Christian with a kick and punch to Morrison followed by a back elbow. Christian punches Morrison and Morrison holds his neck. Morrison with a kick and then he hits a springboard round kick for a near fall.

Morrison continues to hold his neck and Christian sends Morrison to the floor. Christian misses a pescado to the floor when Morrison moves. Morrison with a corkscrew pescado onto Christian and we go to commercial.

We are back and Christian with a neck breaker for a near fall. We see footage from the commercial break and Christian sent Morrison into the ringside barrier and Morrison continues to hold his neck. Christian stands on Morrison’s back and then he sends Morrison’s head into the mat to continue to work on the neck. Christian with a neck vice but Morrison with punches. Christian sends Morrison into the turnbuckles and then he tries for a tornado DDT but Morrison pushes him off. Morrison with a few clothesline followed by a leg lariat.

Morrison poses and then he tries to slam Christian but Morrison cannot hold him up. Morrison avoids an inverted DDT to get a near fall. Morrison tries for a swinging neck breaker but Christian avoids it. Morrison with a flap jack followed by a kip up. Morrison misses a Shining Wizard and then Christian hits a spinebuster for a near fall.

Christian with a slingshot but he misses the punch. Christian returns to the ring and Morrison hits a standing C4 for a near fall. Morrison runs Christian into the corner and Morrison punches Christian. Christian with a spear for a near fall. Christian goes to the turnbuckles but Morrison stops Christian with a punch. They fight on the turnbuckles and Morrison with forearms followed by a back body drop. Morrison misses a split legged moonsault but he almost lands on his feet. Christian drops Morrison’s neck on the ropes and he hits the Killswitch for the three count.

Winner: Christian

We go to a Sky Box where Jinder Mahal and Great Khali are watching the show.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Wade Barrett is in the ring. He says that he wanted to come out here to talk about why he left England to come to the United States to become a WWE Superstar. He didn’t do it to entertain people like everyone in here. He says that he did it to make a lot of money. He lost track until last week thanks to Daniel Bryan. Everyone saw Daniel Bryan strutting around with what should have been his Money in the Bank briefcase. We also heard how Daniel Bryan is going to cash it in at Wrestlemania. He says that the paycheck that Daniel Bryan is going to earn for that match should be his as well Barrett says that it will be a substantial paycheck for a match like that.

Tonight is the start of a return to basics for him. Greed is terribly underrated and if you ask him that anything that Daniel Bryan has proved is that no matter overrated, overhyped, or over your head you might be . . .

Daniel Bryan comes out and he has his briefcase. Bryan tells Wade that originality isn’t his strong suit. Heath Slater came out last week and said almost the exact same thing and then he made Slater tap out.

Barrett wants to know if Bryan is comparing him to Heath Slater. Barrett reminds Bryan that it was him who took Heath Slater, Daniel Bryan, and the rest of the Season One NXT Misfits to revolutionize Monday Night Raw by molding them in his own.

Bryan says that Barrett did not mold him. Bryan says that he came out in Nexus to make a statement. As soon as Barrett sensed a threat, he was gone. That is water under the bridge and they have been moved on. Bryan points out that Barrett has even main evented pay per views. Bryan reminds Barrett that he won Money in the Bank and he is going to main event Wrestlemania.

Barrett punches Bryan and then he kicks him. Barrett picks up the briefcase and then he says something to Bryan and Bryan applies the LeBell Lock and Barrett taps because you have to tap when put in a submission hold when there is no match going on.

Teddy Long is shaking his head at the things that Zack Ryder is saying. Mark Henry enters and Teddy Long tells Mark that after what he has done to Big Show and Kane over the last few weeks as well as the lawsuit that is still pending with the audio technician, people don’t want to wrestle him.

Ryder tells Henry that he has his back and he will find Mark an opponent. Henry says that it is all good. Henry tells Teddy that he better thank his assistant.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for a video package about Justin Gabriel returning home to South Africa. He says that he hasn’t been back to South Africa in three years and he says that it was a big deal because of the WWE’s following down there. He talks about all of the news stories about him that his mother had kept about him. He mentions that his father was a wrestler and a sports promoter and he has been involved with wrestling his whole life. He mentions that his father died when he was 18 and that affected him. He talks about the conversations that he had with his mother about being a WWE Superstar.

Match Number Two: Natalya, Kaitlyn, and AJ Lee versus Tamina, Alicia Fox, and Rosa Mendes

Tamina and Natalya start things off and Tamina pie faces Natalya. Natalya blocks a slap and responds with a slap of her own. Natalya tries for a crucifix and Tamina holds Natalya up for a few seconds before getting a near fall with a rollup. Natalya blocks a kick and then she takes Tamina down and tries to set up for a Sharpshooter but Tamina kicks her away. Tamina with a Samoan drop to Natalya and then she slams Natalya’s head into the mat and Alicia is tagged in and she gets a near fall.

Alicia with a head scissors but Natalya picks up Alicia and she runs Alicia into the corner and Natalya with a drop kick. AJ tags in and she hits a clothesline followed by a spinning head scissors and a back kick followed by a Shining Wizard for a near fall and Rosa and Tamina break up the cover. All six women are in and Natalya and Kaitlyn take care of Rosa and Tamina.

Alicia with an Irish whip but AJ with a back elbow when Alicia charges into the corner. AJ misses a cross body off the turnbuckles and Alicia with a scissors kick to the lower back for the three count.

Winners: Alicia Fox, Tamina, and Rosa Mendes

We go to footage of Mark Henry’s recent path of destruction to Big Show and Kane.

Mark Henry is walking in the back as we go to commercial.

Match Number Three: Mark Henry versus Bobby Howard

Bobby walks out but he has second thoughts and starts to walk to the back but Zack gives him a pep talk and walks him to the ring.

Henry walks up to Howard and he grabs him by the throat and picks him up and sends him to the mat. Henry kicks Howard in the back and hits a World’s Strongest Slam but he is not done. Henry with a second World’s Strongest Slam. Henry picks up Bobby and hits a back breaker for the three count.

Winner: Mark Henry

After the match, Henry goes to the floor and picks up a chair from behind the announce table and the announcers flee to the safety of about ten feet from the announce table. Henry puts the chair on Bobby’s ankle and Teddy Long’s music plays and he runs to the ring to stop Mark. Teddy tells Mark that they both go way back but he cannot let Mark compete any more. Nobody wants to face him and this isn’t helping Mark demands some competition. Teddy says that he has one lawsuit pending and if he does anything else, it is going to get worse.

Sheamus’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Sheamus thanks Teddy and he tells Teddy that if he is looking for a fella to fight Mark Henry, he will fight him. After all, Mark is just big and Mark said that bigger isn’t better. Sheamus says that this reminds him of an old Irish story about a High King of Ireland called Brian Boru. Legend has it that Brian had an illegitimate son and a fairy came around with its magic wand and tapped the bastard on the shoulder and turned him one great big enormous 425 pound bag of crap.

Mark tells Teddy that he told him to bring out someone to face him. Henry tells Sheamus that he talks too much but Sheamus slaps Henry. Mark gets angry and he charges at Sheamus but Sheamus drops down and Henry goes over the top rope to the floor. Sheamus grabs the chair and he keeps Henry at bay. Henry throws the top ring step at the ring and it bounces off the ropes. Henry tells Sheamus to drop the chair.

Henry walks away as Sheamus sits in the ring and waits for the next move.

David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty walk us into commercial.

Match Number Four: The Usos versus David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty for the WWE Tag Titles

Michael and Jey stat things off and Jey with a rollup. Jimmy tags in and they hit a double back elbow and a double elbow drop for a near fall. Michael with a knee and Otunga is tagged in. Jimmy with a leg sweep for a near fall but Otunga with a kick. Jimmy with a sunset flip for a near fall. Jimmy runs into a boot from Otunga and Otunga kicks him and chokes him in the ropes. Michael punches Jimmy while Otunga distracts the referee and Otunga gets a near fall.

Otunga with a reverse chin lock but Jimmy with elbows and a leg lariat. Michael and Jey tag in and Jey with a clothesline and flying forearm or two. Jey with a running butt splash into the corner and he gets a near fall. Otunga breaks up the cover but Jimmy takes care of Otunga but Otunga biels Jimmy off the apron. Otunga rolls Jimmy back into the ring and he tells the referee to take care of Jimmy while Otunga pushes Jey off the top turnbuckle. Jey lands on the top rope and Michael hits a running snap neck breaker for the three count.

Winners: Michael McGillicutty and David Otunga

Zack Ryder is with Teddy and he points out that he did it and Teddy tells him that he might have done too much already. Zack has the idea for a match between Ezekiel Jackson and Cody Rhodes . . . and Ted DiBiase tonight. Teddy tells Zack that he makes the matches around here. Zack tells Teddy that he talked to everyone in the match about it and they are okay with it.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time to take a look back at what happened on Monday night with the Raw Rebound.

Michael Cole gives us an update on the WWE Title situation. He reminds us that there are two WWE Champions and they have legitimate claims. He says that Hunter will get to the bottom of this on Monday night.

R Truth is with Matt Striker. Matt asks Truth for his thoughts on Triple H and his match tonight. He says that a good R Truth is a bad R Truth. He says that he is going to be a like a bunch of eagles swooping down on a snake. He says that you can’t let a snake curl up and bite you. You have to step on its head and peel its skin off. He says that the Viper is gonna get got.

Match Number Five: Ezekiel Jackson versus Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes with the Bag Men

Ted starts things off and Ted with a side head lock and kick. Rhodes it tagged in and they double team Jackson with punches. Jackson with a double shoulder tackle to Rhodes and DiBiase and Ted goes to the floor. Jackson winds up for a clothesline but Ted distracts Jackson and Cody with a clip to Jackson. Ted is tagged back in and he chokes Jackson in the ropes. DiBiase with a reverse chin lock but Jackson with elbows.

Ted avoids a clothesline and hits a neck breaker. Ted with kicks to Jackson but Jackson with a hot shot into the turnbuckle. Rhodes tags in and Jackson with three slams to set up Cody for the Torture Rack. Ted breaks up the hold but Jackson sends Ted to the floor. Cody tries for Cross Rhodes but Jackson with an arm drag. Jackson misses a charge into the corner and he hits the ring post with his shoulder and Rhodes hits Cross Rhodes for the three count.

Winners: Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase

We go to the Jinder Mahal and Great Khali in the sky box and Mahal has something to say in Hindi. Khali takes the mic and he says something else in Hindi. This leads to a USA chant from the Philadelphia crowd as we go to commercial.

Match Number Six: R Truth versus Randy Orton

They lock up and Orton with a side head lock followed by a few shoulder tackles. Truth with a kick and punch to Orton. Orton with an Irish whip but Truth floats over and Orton with a clothesline out of the corner for a near fall. Orton with kicks to Truth followed by a leaping knee drop but Truth moves out of the way and Orton is limping when he gets up. Truth with a leg lariat for a near fall and Orton goes to the floor.

Truth goes to the floor and after stopping Orton, he sends Orton into the ringside barrier and apron. They return to the ring and Orton sends Truth to the apron but Truth holds on to the ropes. Orton tries for the IEDDT but Truth fights him off. Truth drops Orton on the top rope and then he kicks Orton in the midsection and hits a suplex into a stunner for a near fall.

Christian makes his way to the stage and we go to commercial.

We are back and Orton punches Truth but Truth with the Lie Detector for a near fall. Truth chokes Orton in the ropes. Truth with a snap mare and a reverse chin lock. Orton with a head butt and punch to Truth but Truth with a back elbow for a near fall. Truth goes to the turnbuckles and Orton sees him coming and Orton punches Truth in the midsection when Truth comes off the top turnbuckle. Orton with a boot to a charging Truth followed by a few clotheslines and a power slam. Orton looks around and then he sees Truth on the apron and he hits the IEDDT. Truth looks at Christian and then he coils into the push ups that mean that the RKO is coming.

Christian gets closer to the ring and Orton sees him coming so that gives Truth time to get out of the ring. Orton goes after Truth and Truth sends Orton into the apron. The referee tells Christian to get out of the ringside area and while the referee is not looking Truth hits Orton with a water bottle.

Truth thinks that he has the match won but Orton gets up and takes a drink before returning to the ring and he attacks Truth from behind and punches him and the referee pulls him off. Orton goes to the floor and he grabs the Mark Henry chair. Orton hits Truth with the chair and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner: R Truth by disqualification

Christian already made his way up the ramp to the stage when he saw Orton with the chair.

Christian thinks about what he has done and Orton sees Truth on the floor in front of the announce table so Orton decides to rearrange the announce table since the show is almost over, Orton grabs a monitor and he nails Truth in the head. Orton pulls Truth onto the table and he gives Truth an RKO on the table and the table does not break.

Orton makes his way to the ramp and he sees Christian still standing there. Orton looks at Christian and then he thinks about what he is going to do Orton decides to inflict more damage on Truth and he grabs Truth who wasn’t smart enough to leave and Orton with another RKO onto the announce table.

Christian clutches the World Title Belt as we go to credits.

 

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