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11/24 THIS DAY IN HISTORY: THE FIRST EVER STARRCADE, WARRIOR DEBUTS IN THE GARDEN, DYNAMITE KID'S FINAL WWF MATCH AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2012-11-24 08:00:00
November 24th

On this day in history in ....


1938 - Sammy Stein defeats Lobo Negro for the World Lightweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico.

1950 - Lord Finis Hall defeats Jack Kennedy to win the Georgia version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title in Atlanta, Georgia.

1952 - Ed Francis defeats Joe Scarpello to win the Midwest Wrestling Association Junior Heavyweight Title in Huntington, West Virginia.

1956 - Nicoli & Boris Volkoff defeat Reggie & Stan Lisowski to win the Chicago version of the NWA World Tag Team Title in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1960 - Nikita Mulkovich wins the Amarillo version of the NWA North American Heavyweight Title from Pancho Lopez in Amarillo, Texas, beginning and ending each man's respective second reign.

1961 - Tiny Mills & Jack Daniels win a tournament to win the Stampede International Tag Team Title in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

1965 - Giant Baba defeats Dick the Bruiser to win the vacant NWA International Heavyweight Title in Osaka, Japan.

1965 - The Mysterious Medics defeat Ken and Chris Lucas to win the Gulf Coast version of the NWA Southern Tag Team Title in Mobile, Alabama, beginning The Medics' 10th reign and ending the Lucas' second.

1965 - Hiro Matsuda & Dick Steinborn defeat Kurt & Skull Von Stroheim for the Florida version of the NWA World Tag Team Title in Tampa, Florida.

1965 - WWWF ran White Plains, NY, headlined by WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeating Tarzan Tyler.

1967 - WWWF ran Clearfield, PA, headlined by WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino & Batman Tony Marino defeating Smasher Sloan & Prof. Toru Tanaka

1970 - Bob Armstrong & Paul DeMarco defeat Buddy Colt and Skandor Akbar to win the NWA Macon Tag Team Title in Macon, Georgia.

1972 - Omar Atlas defeats Harley Race for the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title in St. Joseph, Missouri, ending Race's third reign.

1975 - Pat & Mike Kelly defeat Dale Lewis and Siegfried Steinke for the Vancouver version of the NWA Canadian Tag Team Title in Vancouver, British Columbia.

1975 - WWWF ran Uniondale, Long Island, NY at the Nassau Coliseum, headlined by WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeating Blackjack Lanza

1976 - WWWF ran White Plains, NY at the Westchester County Civic Center, featuring the following results:
Pete Sanchez fought Baron Mikel Scicluna to a draw
Doug Gilbert defeated Kevin Sullivan
Bobo Johnson & Cowboy Colt defeated Billy the Kid & Little John in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match
Tor Kamata defeated Pete Austin
Ivan Putski defeated Stan Hansen via disqualification

1978 - WWWF ran Albany, NY, featuring the following results:
Luke Graham defeated Moose Monroe
Steve King defeated Gypsy Rodriguez
Johnny Rodz defeated Frankie Williams
Dino Bravo fought Spiros Arion to a draw
Peter Maivia defeated Chief Jay Strongbow via countout

1979 - The Fabulous Freebirds (Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes) defeat Bill Watts & Buck Robley for the Mid-South Tag Team Title in Shreveport, Louisiana.

1979 - Bad Leroy Brown defeats Sweet Brown Sugar (Skip Young) to win the Florida version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title in St. Petersburg, Florida.

1979 - Invaders I & II win their second WWC Tag Team Title, defeating Terry and Dory Funk, Jr. in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. At the same show, Dick Steinborn wins the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title for the third time, defeating Jose Rivera.

1979 - WWF ran Baltimore, MD at the Civic Center, featuring the following results:
Joe Mascaro defeated Steve King
Johnny Rodz defated Mike Masters
WWF Intercontinental Champion Pat Patterson defeated WWF World Champion Bob Backlund via countout; Arnold Skaaland was barred from ringside for the duration of the match
Swede Hanson defeated Dominic DeNucci via countout
Bulldog Brower defeated Ted Dibiase via countout
Davey O’Hannon defeated Joe Mascaro
WWF Tag Team Champions Tito Santana & Ivan Putski defeated Jerry & Johnny Valiant

1980 - Ric Flair defeats Greg Valentine in Greenville, North Carolina to win the Toronto version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Title, beginning his fourth reign.

1980 - Guy Mitchell & Roger Kirby defeat Ken Lucas & Ricky Morton to win the AWA Southern Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee.

1982 - WWF ran White Plains, NY at the Westchester County Civic Center with the following results:
Salvatore Bellomo & Pete Sanchez defated Mr. Saito & Riki Choshu
WWF Jr. Heavyweight Champion Tiger Mask pinned Johnny Rodz at 13:19 with a sunset flip
Chief Jay & Jules Strongbow defeated the Blue Demon & the White Angel
Pedro Morales defeated Mr. Fuji
WWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated Buddy Rose

1982 - WWF ran Worcester, MA, featuring the following results:
Eddie Gilbert defeated Pete Doherty
Curt Hennig defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
Rocky Johnson defeated Swede Hanson
Little Beaver & Sonny Boy Hayes defeated Sky Low Low & Butch Cassidy
Jimmy Snuka fought Ray Stevens to a no contest
Superstar Billy Graham defeated Tony Garea

1983 - Chris Adams defeats Jimmy Garvin to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title in Dallas, Texas.

1983 - The very first Starrcade was held at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. The show was also aired via closed circuit television in other locations. Here are the results of the show, which was nicknamed "A Flair For The Gold":
- The Assassins defeated Rufus R Jones & Bugsy McGraw when Assassin #1 pinned McGraw with a rollup.
- Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin defeated Scott McGhee & Johnny Weaver when Lewin pinned Weaver.
- Abdullah the Butcher defeated Carlos Colon.
- Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. defeated Mark Youngblood & Wahoo McDaniel when Orton pinned Youngblood with a superplex.
- Charlie Brown (Jimmy Valiant under a mask) defeated The Great Kabuki in a No DQ, No Time Limit match to win the Mid-Atlantic Title with an elbowdrop.
- Roddy Piper defeated Greg Valentine in a Dog Collar Chain match by hitting Valentine with the chain and then covering him while using the chain to hook Valentine's legs.
- Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood defeated Jack & Jerry Brisco in a No DQ match to win the NWA World Tag Team Title when Youngblood pinned Jerry after Steamboat press slammed Youngblood onto him. Angelo Mosca was the special referee.
- Ric Flair defeated Harley Race in a Steel Cage match to win the NWA World Heavyweight Title with a flying bodypress off the top rope. Gene Kiniski was the special referee.

1983 - WWF ran Philadelphia, PA at the Spectrum with a card that was televised live on the PRISM Network, featuring the following results:
The Invaders defeated Iron Mike Sharpe & Mr. Fuji
Tony Garea defeated Rene Goulet at 11:08
The Tonga Kid defeated Charlie Fulton at 6:57
SD Jones defeated Butcher Vachon at 5:07
Tito Santana defeated Big John Studd via disqualification at 6:54
Sgt. Slaughter fought Tony Atlas to a double disqualification at 16:02
Jimmy Snuka & Arnold Skaaland defeated WWF Intercontinental champion Don Muraco & Captain Lou Albano at 13:11
Rocky Johnson defeated Bob Bradley at 4:21
Pat Patterson defeated Ivan Koloff at 5:31 when the match was stopped due to blood
WWF World Champion Bob Backlund pinned the Iron Sheik at 16:49

1985 - WWF ran Providence, Rhode Island at the Civic Center, featuring the following results:

Moondog Spot defeated Salvatore Bellomo
SD Jones defeated Moondog Rex
David Schultz defeated Swede Hansen
Big John Studd defeated Rocky Johnson
Angelo Mosca defeated Mr. Fuji via disqualification
David Sammartino defeated Ken Patera via disqualification
Tito Santana & Tony Atlas defeated WWF Intercontinental champion Greg Valentine & Bob Orton Jr.
The Tonga Kid defeated Roddy Piper via disqualification

1984 - WWF ran Palm Springs, CA at Angel Stadium, featuring:
WWF Women’s Champion Wendi Richter defeated Judy Martin
Ken Patera defeated Jose Luis Rivera
Mr. Fuji defeated Salvatore Bellomo
Buddy Rose defeated Rick McGraw
The Junkyard Dog defeated Goldie Rogers
Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Brutus Beefcake & Alexis Smirnoff
Mike Rotundo pinned Bret Hart
Blackjack Mulligan pinned Nikolai Volkoff
Mil Mascaras pinned the Spoiler
Sgt. Slaughter defeated the Iron Sheik

1986 - WWF ran Madison Square Garden in NYC with a live card broadcast on the MSG Network, featuring::

Billy Jack Haynes fought Bob Orton Jr. (w/ Jimmy Hart) to a double count-out at 13:43; Orton came into the ring wearing a kilt and also a jacket with the words “Hot Bob” on the back; during the match, Jimmy Hart briefly joined the commentary team of Gorilla Monsoon and Lord Alfred Hayes at ringside
Prime Time Wrestling – 12/2/86: Hercules (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Pedro Morales with a roll up at 9:07 as Morales was distracted by Heenan; moments earlier, Morales chased Heenan around ringside and into the ring after Heenan prevented Morales’ cover following a backbreaker
Kamala (w/ the Wizard & Kimchee) pinned George Steele with a splash off the top at 3:16 following a regular splash after using the Wizard’s horn as a weapon; Kamala hit another splash after the match before being restrained by Kimchee and the Wizard; Steele was taken from ringside on a stretcher
Lanny Poffo pinned Steve Lombardi with a somersault splash off the top at 9:58
Hillbilly Jim defeated Don Muraco (w/ Mr. Fuji) via disqualification at 7:06 when Fuji interfered as Jim had the bearhug applied on Muraco and attacked Jim with his cane, while ripping his overalls at the same time; Muraco came to the ring wearing a kilt and to Roddy Piper’s music
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Roddy Piper defeated Paul Orndorff & King Harley Race (w/ Bobby Heenan) when Piper pinned Race at 8:15 after Orndorff accidentally clotheslined his partner; immediately after the match, Piper left ringside while Hogan was double teamed; eventually Hogan cleared the ring of the opponents
The Karate Kid & Pepe Gomez defeated Lord Littlebrook & Little Tokyo when Tokyo was pinned at 13:30 after Littlebrook accidentally hit a flying bodypress on his partner, with Karate Kid & Gomez climbing on top of Littlebrook for the pin; after the bout, Hillbilly Jim returned to the ring and challenged Mr. Fuji to a Tuxedo match at the next MSG show, with Howard Finkel later revealing Fuji had accepted when announcing next month’s card
 Koko B. Ware pinned Jimmy Jack Funk with the Ghostbuster at 8:46; before the bout, Capt. Lou Albano joined the commentary table to give an update on the condition of George Steele, with Albano revealing that Steele had escaped the ambulance he was in and was running through Central Park
Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake (w/ Johnny V) defeated the Islanders when Beefcake pinned Tama at 13:13 after Valentine dropped Tama crotch first on the top rope behind the referee’s back; during the match, Johnny V briefly joined Monsoon and Hayes at ringside

1986 - WWF ran Albuquerque, NM at Tingley Coliseum, headlined by the following matches:
Tito Santana fought Jake Roberts to a time-limit draw
WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs defeated the Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff
The Junkyard Dog defeated WWF Intercontinental champion Randy Savage via countout

1987 - WWF tan New York City's Madison Square Garden with a card telecast on the MSG Network, featuring
In his MSG debut, The Ultimate Warrior pinned Frenchy Martin (sub. for Bob Orton Jr.) following a series of clotheslines at 4:38
WWF Women’s Tag Team Champions Judy Martin & Lelani Kai (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated the Jumping Bomb Angels at 13:59 when Kai scored the pin following a powerbomb from Martin; after the bout, the challengers cleared the Glamour Girls and Hart from the ring
Rick Rude (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Paul Orndorff (w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink) at 8:44 with a roll up and using the tights for leverage after Heenan distracted Orndorff from ringside; after the bout, Orndorff attacked Rude and cleared him from the ring (Orndorff’s last MSG appearance)
B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell defeated Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff (w/ Slick)at 20:26 when Blair, under a mask, pinned Zhukov with a flying bodypress
WWF Intercontinental Champion the Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) via countout at 13:24 after Savage hit the champion with Hart’s megaphone, knocking him back inside the ring; after the bout, Savage cleared both men from ringside, even hitting Honky in the back with his own guitar as he made his way back to the locker room
 Jake Roberts pinned Danny Davis with the DDT at 7:22; after the bout, Jake placed Damien on top of Davis and left ringside; moments later, Jimmy Hart came out and helped carry Davis backstage along with several officials
WWF Tag Team Champions Strike Force defeated The Hart Foundation (w/ Jimmy Hart) via disqualification at 18:18 after Bret hit Martel with Jimmy Hart’s megaphone as Martel attempted the Boston Crab on Neidhart; after the bout, Santana used one of the title belts to clear the opposition from the ring
Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil) pinned Ivan Putski with a powerslam at the 3-minute mark.
Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink) pinned King Kong Bundy (w/ Bobby Heenan) with a splash at 3:22 after Bundy missed a splash of his own

1988 - The NWA ran their Thanksgiving Day event at the Omni in Atlanta, GA, featuring:
Tommy Rogers pinned Rip Morgan
Mike Rotunda & Steve Williams defeated Rick Steiner & Ron Simmons
Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose defeated Eddie Gilbert & the Italian Stallion
Ivan & Nikita Koloff defeated the Russian Assassins in a chain match
Dusty Rhodes & Bam Bam Bigelow defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair & NWA U.S. Champion Barry Windham via disqualification
Sting & Lex Luger fought NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors to a double countout

WWF Survivor Series was held in Richfield, Ohio at the Richfield Coliseum, headlined by Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage winning the main event Survivor match. Complete results saw:

WWF Intercontinental Champion the Ultimate Warrior, the Blue Blazer, Jim Brunzell, Sam Houston, and Brutus Beefcake defeated the Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart), Greg Valentine, Ron Bass, Bad News Brown, and Danny Davis; Beefcake defeated Davis with the sleeper; Bad News pinned Brunzell with the Ghetto Blaster after Brunzell hit the corner; Bad News was counted-out when he walked out of the match following a confrontation with Valentine; Bass pinned Houston by blocking a monkey flip out of the corner and hitting a running powerslam; Valentine defeated the Blazer with the figure-4 after Honky pushed Blazer off the top; Beefcake fought Honky to a double count-out when they fell through the ropes as Beefcake had the sleeper applied; Warrior pinned Bass with a running double axe handle; Warrior pinned Valentine with a running double axe handle
The Powers of Pain, Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart, Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid, Jim Powers & Paul Roma, and Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition (w/ Mr. Fuji), the Conquistadors, Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard (w/ Bobby Heenan), Jacques & Raymond Rougeau (w/ Jimmy Hart), and Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov; Bret pinned Raymond Rougeau by blocking a backdrop attempt and using an inside cradle; Zhukov pinned Powers when the momentum of a flying crossbody put Zhukov on top; Jannetty pinned Zhukov with a sunset flip into the ring after a blow to the midsection by Michaels; Blanchard pinned Bret when Hart pinned himself with a German suplex into a bridge; Michaels & Jannetty fought Anderson & Blanchard to a double disqualification for brawling in the ring and eventually fighting to the backstage area; Smash pinned Dynamite with a clothesline after Dynamite missed a diving headbutt off the top; Demolition was counted-out after Mr. Fuji pulled the rope down, causing Smash to fall to the floor (Fuji switches alliegance to the Powers of Pain and stays at ringside for the rest of the match); the Barbarian pinned a Conquistador with a running headbutt off the ropes after Fuji tripped the Conquistador; after the match, Demolition cleared the ring of the Powers of Pain and Fuji (Dynamite Kid’s last match in the WWF)
Andre the Giant (w/ Bobby Heenan), Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy Martin), Mr. Perfect, Harley Race, and Rick Rude defeated Jake Roberts, Ken Patera, Jim Duggan, Tito Santana, and Scott Casey (sub. for B. Brian Blair); Rude pinned Patera with the Rude Awakening after kicking Patera in the face; Bravo pinned Casey with the side suplex; Santana pinned Race with the flying forearm; Andre pinned Santana by blocking a sunset flip and using a sit-down splash; Duggan was disqualified after hitting Bravo with the 2X4 after Frenchy Martin attacked Duggan on the floor; Roberts pinned Rude with the DDT after pulling Rude’s tights down; Andre was disqualified for choking Roberts unconscious; Perfect pinned Roberts seconds later
Hulk Hogan, WWF World Champion Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth), Koko B. Ware, Hillbilly Jim, and Hercules defeated the Big Bossman (w/ Slick), Akeem, Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil), King Haku, and the Red Rooster (w/ Bobby Heenan); Savage pinned Taylor with the flying elbow after a bodyslam by Hogan; Akeem pinned Hillbilly Jim with a clothesline and splash; Bossman pinned Koko with the sidewalk slam after Koko missed a splash in the corner; Dibiase pinned Hercules with a roll up and using the tights for leverage as Hercules was distracted by Virgil on the apron; Savage pinned Dibiase seconds later with a roll up as Dibiase was distracted by Hercules on the floor; the Bossman was counted-out as he and Akeem double teamed Hogan on the floor and handcuffed him to the bottom rope; Akeem was disqualified for pushing the referee as he and Bossman double teamed Savage in the ring; Hogan pinned Haku with the boot to the face, bodyslam, and legdrop after Miss Elizabeth got the handcuffs off Hogan

1988 - Jeff Jarrett defeats Eric Embry to win the WCWA Light Heavyweight Title in Jackson, Tennessee. This ended Embrys' third reign and began Jarrett's second.

1988 - Ron Garvin defeats Carlos Colon for the vacant WWC Universal Heavyweight Title in Carolina, Puerto Rico. On the same show, Ricky Santana defeats Bobby Jaggers for the WWC Puerto Rican Heavyweight Title, beginning his second reign.

1990 - Jeff Jarrett & Cody Michaels defeat Doug Gilbert & Tony Anthony for the USWA Tag Team Title in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

1993 - WWF Survivor Series was held in Boston, Massachusetts at the Boston Garden. The show was headlined by Lex Luger winning a Survivor match, but is better remembered for planting the seeds of the Bret Hart-Owen Hart split. The show also saw a Smoky Mountain Tag Team Title change, as The Heavenly Bodies defeated The Rock N' Roll Express. It was also Bobby Heenan's last WWF PPV appearance. Click here for complete reports on every Survivor Series event.

1996 - WCW World War 3 was held in Norfolk, Virginia at The Scope. Here are the results:
- J Crown Champion Ultimo Dragon defeated Rey Mysterio, Jr.
- Chris Jericho defeated Nick Patrick. Jericho had to wrestle the match with one hand tied behind his back.
- The Giant defeated Jeff Jarrett.
- Harlem Heat defeated Jacques Rougeau & Pierre Oulette when Booker T pinned Oulette.
- Sherri Martel defeated Robert Parker via countout.
- WCW Cruiserweight Champion Dean Malenko defeated Psicosis.
- WCW World Tag Team Champions Scott Hall & Kevin Nash defeated The Faces Of Fear and The Nasty Boys in a Triangle match.
- The Giant won the 60 man, three-ring, World War 3 battle royal. Here are the participants: Arn Anderson, Marcus Bagwell, Barbarian, Chris Benoit, Big Bubba, Jack Boot, Bunkhouse Buck, Ciclope, Disco Inferno, Jim Duggan, Bobby Eaton, Mike Enos, Galaxy, The Giant, Joe Gomez, Jimmy Graffiti, Johnny Grunge, Juventud Guerrera, Eddie Guerrero, Scott Hall, Prince Iaukea, Ice Train, Mr. JL, Jeff Jarrett, Chris Jericho, Kenny Kaos, Konnan, Lex Luger, Dean Malenko, Steve McMichael, Meng, Rey Mysterio Jr, Hugh Morrus, Kevin Nash, Scott Norton, Pierre Oulette, Diamond Dallas Page, La Parka, Craig Pittman, Jim Powers, Ricky Rage, Stevie Ray, Steven Regal, Renegade, Scotty Riggs, Roadblock, Jacques Rougeau, Tony Rumble, Mark Starr, Rick Steiner, Ron Studd, Kevin Sullivan, Syxx, Booker T, David Taylor, Ultimo Dragon, Villano IV, M Wallstreet, Pez Whatley, and Alex Wright.

1996 - Professor Maxwell defeats Terry Richards (Rhino) to win the Border City Wrestling Unified Television Title in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

1997 - The Monday Night Wars continued, with RAW is WAR posting a 3.0 rating with its show, which featured The New Age Outlaws winning their first of five WWF Tag Team Titles, defeating The Legion of Doom. WCW Monday Nitro beat RAW with a 3.9 rating on their show, which featured The Giant defeating WCW World Champion Hollywood Hulk Hogan, by disqualification.

1997 - Masakazu Fukuda & Hiroyoshi Kotsubo defeat Yuji Yasuraoka & Tomohiro Ishii to win the vacant WAR International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Title in Yokohama, Japan.

1998 - The Lords of the Ring (Nick Dinsmore & Rob Conway) win their sixth OVW Southern Tag Team Title, defeating The Andretti Express (Vito & Guido) in Louisville, Kentucky.

2000 - Necro Butcher wins his fourth NWA Texas Hardcore Title, defeating Mr. Mayhem in North Richland Hills, Texas.

2001 - Super Crazy wins the IWA Hardcore Title from Anarchy in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, beginning his fifth reign. At the same show, Pain & Tiger Ali Singh defeat Los Boricuas (Jesus Castillo, Jr. & Miguel Perez, Jr.)

2001 - Invader I wins the WWC Puerto Rican Heavyweight Title for the 12th time, defeating Jungle Jim Steele in Caguas, Puerto Rico. At the same show, Eddie Colon defeats Justin Sane for the WWC Junior Heavyweight Title, and Thunder and Lightning defeat Super Gladiator and El Bronco for the WWC Tag Team Title, beginning their fifth reign.

2001 - Miracleman & Azteca defeat Takehiro Murahama & Monster Zeta Mandora in Osaka, Japan to win the Osaka Pro Wrestling Tag Team Title.

2003 - Fang & Crow defeat The Bloody & Yumi Ouka to win the Trans-World Wrestling Federation Women's Tag Team Title in Kawasaki, Japan.

2004 - Shouichi Ichimiya wins the Dramatic Dream Team Ironman Heavymetalweight Title for the 15th time in Aichi, Japan, ending the 12th reign of Danshoku Dino.

2006 - TNA broadcast Impact.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

With Genesis in the rear view window and Turning Point on the horizon, it is time to give thanks for Total Nonstop Action wrestling and what they have done over the last year. What is next for Samoa Joe since his undefeated streak finally ended on Sunday night when he tapped out to Kurt Angle? Will the Latin American Exchange surrender the tag team titles, as they were ordered to do so by Jim Cornette despite successfully defending the titles against America's Most Wanted? Will we hear from the new NWA World Heavyweight Champion Abyss after he benefited from the "Jarrett Rule" and won the title due to Sting's disqualification? Will we see the Voodoo Kin Mafia's trip to Connecticut this week? Who will be the number one contender for the NWA Title to face Abyss at Turning Point? Will the problems between Christopher Daniels and A.J. Styles escalate to the point where they will need to see a counselor?

Tonight's show starts off with a video package from the Genesis pay per view including Jim Cornette's comments that LAX has until tonight to turn over the belt; Abyss winning the NWA World Title despite being sent into barbed wire boards; and Kurt Angle defeating Samoa Joe.

The NWA World Heavyweight Champion Abyss comes to the ring with James Mitchell. James Mitchell says that he stands before everyone like a proud father with the NWA Champion, his monster Abyss. He tried to tell Sting that it was better to laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints, and who is crying now. At Genesis, despite all of Sting's preaching about dignity and righteousness, Sting proved that he is no different than him or Abyss. He says that it is time for Sting to be honest for once in his life. He got into the wrestling game for all of the exquisite pleasures it can provide you, and once you have eaten that fruit, you cannot put it back. At Genesis, Sting walked down a path that he once knew so well. It is now time for Sting to come home for good, and they will keep the light on and welcome him home with open arms.

The lights go out and Sting comes to the ring. Abyss and James Mitchell leave the ring when Sting enters the ring. It is not really Sting as Christian Cage reveals himself to be the man under the mask and jacket. Christian wonders if this is what he has to do to get his title shot. Does he need to come out and embarrass himself on prime time by dressing like a moron complete with pompadour? Christian says that he is not waiting for Sting to take his rematch against the new heavyweight champion, the masked retard Abyss. He says that if you want to do something right, you have to do it yourself. Christian wonders what would happen to Sting's number one contender spot if he does not make it to Turning Point.

The lights go down again and this time Sting rappels from the ceiling. Sting has a mic along with his bat. Sting says that he will get his rematch and he will walk over Christian to get it. He challenges Christian to a match tonight and he says that he is in a really bad mood tonight. Sting enters the ring and Christian leaves. 

Christian says that he could care less about Christian's mood swings, the fans, or the plight of the three-toed sloth. The only thing he cares about is himself. If Sting wants to face Christian, why not put the number one contender spot on the line? Sting agrees.

As we go through the Impact Zone, we see Eric Young dressed up in a turkey costume.

We go to the parking area and we see Kurt Angle emerge from a vehicle as we go to commercial.

We are back with a video package for the upcoming arrival of Serotonin to TNA.

Match Number One: A.J. Styles and Christopher Daniels versus The Naturals (with Shane Douglas)
Douglas attacks Daniels and Stevens joins in the attack. Douglas runs Daniels' eyes across the top rope before they double team Daniels. Douglas keeps Styles out of the ring while Stevens with a snap mare and kick to Daniels' back. Stevens with a back breaker to Daniels and then he punches Styles off the apron one more time. Douglas rubs Daniels' face into the mat as they continue to work over the X Division champion. Daniels ducks a double team move by the Naturals and Styles hits a springboard double clothesline on Douglas and Stevens. Styles with punches to Douglas and Stevens followed by a spin kick to Douglas. Daniels gets Stevens up for a belly-to-back suplex and Styles adds a flying clotheslines. Daniels and Styles with the double goozle to Douglas and Styles sends Stevens off the apron. Daniels with a uranage to Douglas followed by a frog splash from Styles and then Daniels hits the BME for the three count.

Winners: Christopher Daniels and A.J. Styles

After the match, Rhino comes to the ring and he raises Daniels and Styles' hands. We cut to the stage in front of the Chute of Heelish Impact where we see Alex Shelley, The Austin Starr, and Senshi. We cut to the stage in front of the Chute of Facial Impact where Jerry Lynn is with Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt. Styles leaves the ring and yells at Rhino as he walks to the back.

Don West talks about Samoa Joe's request for a rematch and Kurt Angle's refusal to shake Joe's hand as we see the footage from Genesis. Don also talks about how they are waiting for LAX to arrive to see if they will surrender the tag titles as Jim Cornette ordered at Genesis. Eric Young stops by in a turkey costume and then he runs to the back. Mike talks about the Voodoo Kin Mafia and we go to a video feature of the Voodoo Kin Mafia in Stamford for "Operation: Cease and Desist". They talk about going to "The Target" of the WWE headquarters. We go to commercial.

We are back and Jim Cornette is in the ring. He says that he is here because he demanded the return of TNA property, the NWA World Tag Titles belt. First, he wants to talk about a man who has made an impact in the LAX situation. He brings out Petey Williams and Petey has an American flag with him. Jim says that he wanted Petey to come out because of what happened with the flag and LAX. Petey showed his loyalties and that his true colors are red, white, and blue. Petey says that everyone knows that he is a Canadian citizen and that he has had problems with the fans and the United States. He knew where LAX was going and he said that he needed to protect the flag. Jim Cornette has the flag raised for the National Anthem, but they are interrupted by LAX's arrival into the Impact Zone. 

LAX is accompanied by a man in a suit. Cornette wants to know if they are here to return the title belts. Konnan says that they did not come here to turn over the tag titles; they came here to serve Jim Cornette with papers. Konnan says that TNA violated their First Amendment rights and he says that they are going to use their system against them. Petey says that he is going to serve Konnan and he goes after Konnan and Homicide. Hernandez attacks Williams and then Hernandez presses Williams over his head and then he drops Williams across Homicide's knee. Hernandez and Homicide continue to attack Williams, but America's Most Wanted and Gail Kim come to the ring to help Petey. Harris attacks Hernandez while Gail Kim hits a cross body on Homicide. Konnan pulls Gail down by the hair and Homicide and Konnan work over Storm while Harris protects Gail Kim. Kurt Angle comes out and he hits German suplexes on Homicide and Hernandez. 

Samoa Joe's music plays and he comes out. Angle tells everyone to leave the ring so he can confront Joe one-on-one and we go to commercial.

We are back and Joe is in the ring and he says that for eighteen months, he did something that has not been done in modern wrestling. He was undefeated. He says that he knew that inevitably, he would look across the ring and a better man would have their hand raised and he is able to admit that. Joe says that his only consolation is that he lost to a man who has been a champion everywhere he has been. He lost to a fierce competitor. He lost to an Olympic Gold Medalist. Joe says that was one night and he poses Angle with the same question that he asked him on Sunday. He wants to know if Angle will give him a rematch. Angle thinks for a second and he tells Joe that he made him fight for his life. He will give him a rematch on one condition. That condition is that Joe makes sure that nothing happens to Angle before Turning Point; and that Angle makes sure that nothing happens to Joe before Turning Point. If they have each others backs, then he has a rematch.

We go to the next segment of the Voodoo Kin Mafia in Stamford. BG says that they will no longer put the fans through stupid segments. BG yells at the GPS when it tells them to make a turn. They are out of their Voodoo Kin Mobile and they are at a Target. BG yells at Kip for being at a Target, not THE Target.

Eric Young is in the crowd again in the turkey costume as we go to Jeremy Borash at the TNA Spotlight. 

Jeremy talks about TNA's show this Saturday night in Monterrey. He also talks about the Best of the X Division DVD twin-pack that is available at Wal-Marts. He also talks about the 50 Greatest Moments DVD. Jeremy moves on to Turning Point on December 10th.

Robert Roode is in the ring with Traci Brooks and he sees Eric in the suit. He calls Young an idiot for running around in that ridiculous turkey suit. He calls Young an embarrassment to this sport. With all of the talk about rematches, Robert Roode wants his rematch with Eric Young. He says that everyone knows that Eric had to cheat to win. He wants Young to get into the ring right now. We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Robert Roode (with Ms. Traci Brooks) versus Eric Young
Roode attacks Young while Eric is still in the crowd and brings him into the ringside area. Roode sends Young into the guardrails before rolling Eric into the ring. Roode punches Young and back body drops Young. Roode punches Young and kicks him in the corner. Young with an Irish whip and a running clothesline that knocks the turkey down. Roode puts Young on the top turnbuckle as he sets for a super belly-to-belly suplex. Young knocks Roode off and he tries for a moonsault, but Roode moves and Young hits the mat hard. Roode tries for a piledriver, but Young blocks the hold and he gets a rollup for the three count.

Winner: Eric Young

After the match, Robert Roode gets a mic and he yells at Traci Brooks wondering what is going on. Roode yells at Traci for coming out each week to flaunt her body, and that is not the reason why he hired her. He says that he is hottest free agent in wrestling, but he is a joke. They do not love him, they love Eric Young. He cheats, they cheer. He walks around in a turkey costume, and they cheer. Roode suggests that if Eric Young ran for President he would win. Roode suggests that Eric Young could beat Traci in a bikini contest. Roode leaves the ring.

We go to the X Division meeting that was called by Kevin Nash. Nash says that they need to recreate and re-brand the X Division. He shows a banner for the PCS: Paparazzi Championship Series. They are going to find the greatest X Division wrestler of all time. Nash says that there is going to be testing. Nash and Dutt have some words. Nash wants everyone to hold hands. Nash, Shelley, and Starr hold hands while singing Cumbaya. Dutt and Lethal leave the room.

Jim Cornette joins Don and Mike at the announce position for the main event.

Match Number Three: Sting versus Christian Cage in a Number One Contenders Match
Sting follows Christian down the Ramp of Heelish Impact and Sting punches Christian and then he hot shots Christian onto the guardrails. Sting sends Christian into the crowd and he follows Christian into the bleachers. Sting punches Christian as we go to commercial.

We are back and the action has returned to the ring with Christian dropping Sting's throat across the ropes followed by a missile drop kick for a two count. Christian punches Sting and then he chokes Sting. Christian kicks Sting in the back as he stands over the former champion. Christian punches Sting and then Christian chokes Sting in the ropes. Christian chops Sting in the corner. Christian punches Sting, but they have no effect. Sting punches Christian and then he hits a clothesline. Sting follows that with a back body drop. Christian with a kick, but Sting grabs Christian by the throat and then he press slams Christian. Sting with the Stinger Splash followed by punches in the corner. Sting tries for another Stinger Splash, but Christian pulls the referee into the corner and Sting knocks the referee out. Sting tries to put Christian in the Scorpion Death Lock, but Christian with a rake of the eyes. Christian tries for the Unprettier, but Sting with the Scorpion Death Drop. Sting puts Christian in the Scorpion Death Lock. A man comes into the ring and attacks Sting. It is Tyson Tomko who presses Sting over his head and then hits a fallaway slam. Tomko holds Sting for Christian to punch him. Christian slaps Sting. Tomko puts Sting in a torture rack followed by a TKO. Tomko and Christian stand over Sting.
Winner: No Contest

We return to another Voodoo Kin Mafia segment as they are walking through the streets of Stamford. BG yells at Kip for the GPS. Kip stops BG and they are at the WWE Headquarters. BG says "We're Here!" as we go to credits.

2006 - Ring of Honor ran Lake Grove, LI.  Mike Johnson filed the following live report:

Ring of Honor returned to Lake Grove, Long Island before about 500 fans for their final event in the area for 2006, featuring the following results:

*In a Four Corner SHIMMER Women's Athlete Bout, Lacey pinned Allison Danger in a in a bout that also featured Daizee Haze and the debuting Nikki Roxx. There was a great sequence with Danger and Roxx rolling across the ring while reversing a foorward roll pinfall attempt. This was a really good match. The girls were chopping the heck out of each other.

*ROH brought back the Gauntlet Series, which started with Brent Albright forcing Pelle Primeau to tap out to the Crowbar. Pelle took two sick powerbombs. Albright then forced Jason Blade to tap out. BJ Whitmer pinned Albright. Jimmy Jacobs got a quick roll-up on BJ. They then had a competitive bout between Nigel McGuinness and Jacobs, with McGuinness going over. Albright looked really good early when the focus was on him looking impressive.

*ROH Tag Team champions Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli defeated Austin Aries and Roderick Strong. They brawled all over the building to open the show. Shingo Takagi interfered (playing off a FIP storyline), putting Strong through a table, setting up the pin.

*Shingo Takagi pinned Mark Briscoe with a facebuster.

*Jimmy Rave pinned Homicide with a rollup. The Briscoes attacked Homicide, with Samoa Joe hitting the ring for the save, setting up Joe defeating Jay Briscoe in a short but good match with the muscle buster.

*In the best match of the night, Matt Sydal and Christopher Daniels defeated Davey Richards and Delirious after Daniels hit the Best Moonsault Ever followed by a Sydal shooting star press. The match seemed to be designed to give Sydal, Richards, and Delirious the chance to work as top level talents and establish themselves as such. Allison Danger brought back the cheerleader outfit, which was beyond awesome. Great stuff here.

NOTES: This was a departure from the typical ROH "all out event" with more of a house show feel. From a storyline standpoint, this was the company taking a breath before hitting the ground running for their next sprint...Former WWF champion Mick Foley, who lives in the immediate area, was backstage visiting...ROH champion Bryan Danielson missed the show as he's currently on tour with Pro Wrestling NOAH....The promotion will return to Long Island on 4/13/07. Tickets for the first four rows were sold out by the end of intermission... Since so much of the Long Island audience is made up of families, a number of the ROH regulars spent time outside the locker room during intermission and after the show signing free autographs for kids in attendance. The SHIMMER girls also signed free autographs for anyone purchasing SHIMMER DVDs during intermission....Pre-show match results featuring ROH students saw Mitch Franklin defeat Alex "Sugarfoot" Payne, Bobby Dempsey defeat Ernie Osiris, and Shane Hagadorn retained the Top of the Class Trophy defeating Rhett Titus.

 



2008 - WWE developmental Diva (and one time Diva Search competitor) Milena Roucka made her WWE debut, sitting in the front row on a live Raw broadcast holding a sign that reads "Glamazon in Training." WWE cameras closed in on Roucka during Beth Phoenix's entrance on Raw.  Roucka would eventually be named Rosa Mendes and has been with the promotion since.

2008 - WWE broadcast Raw.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

Last night, Superman returned to the ring and he vanquished Chris Jericho to win the World Title. While one other champion had a solid showing, the other three champions on the Raw brand did not fare too well. You will have to wait until Friday night for discussion of the big return to the ring. We may have seen the formation of a new super group after the success of Team Shawn Michaels with Rey Mysterio, Great Khali, and Shawn being the survivors at the end of their match against The Bedazzlers (Paul Miller deserves credit for this one). What will happen tonight as we start the build to Armageddon and the Royal Rumble? Will we see anybody debut or return tonight? Will we see any John Cena video packages showing footage of his triumphant return from the Fortress of Solitude?

We start off tonight with Shane McMahon arriving at the building and he sees Cryme Tyme and he asks Shane to ark his car. Shane hugs Kelly and then he gives his jacket to Dolph Ziggler.

We are live from Providence, Rhode Island and your announcers are Michael ‘Looking for the Acoustic Sweet Spot’ Cole and Jerry ‘If Chris Jericho shaves his head, can he be Lex Luthor’ Lawler.

Shane McMahon comes out from the Gorilla Position. Shane reminds us that John Cena is the World Champion after Survivor Series. That puts them in a dilemma because there are two people with championship rematch clauses in their contracts. Those two men are Chris Jericho and Batista. Tonight we will see Chris Jericho face Batista to see who will challenge John Cena at Armageddon for the World Title. Shane tells us that John Cena is here.

So is Stephanie McMahon who gives her brother a peck on the cheek. Stephanie says that as a former champion who was injured, Randy Orton has a valid basis to be the number one contender. Randy Orton is added to the match and it is a Triple Threat Match. Stephanie says that she would have told Shane earlier, but she knows how much she loves surprises.

Shane and Stephanie have a conversation that cannot be heard by the people in the building or on television. Stephanie says that we will see The Miz and John Morrison against Shawn Michaels and Rey Mysterio.

Stephanie tells Shane that this is her show and she tells him that he has tried to stab her in the back before and she will not let it happen again. Shane says that Stephanie is way off base. Shane says that he is here for two reasons. First, he wants to have fun. The second is to make Raw a better show. Stephanie tells Shane if he wants this to be a better show, he should get back in his Ferrari and drive back to New York. Stephanie tells Shane that he can run the company and Stephanie can run the show. Shane asks Stephanie if she is going to run things on her own or will she sleep with someone in the back and get a new husband. Stephanie slaps Shane and Shane tells Stephanie that he is going to watch Stephanie run Raw into the ground.

Lawler and Cole are speechless before they talk about John Cena.

We see footage of Morrison and the Miz defeating Rey and Shawn last week on Raw.

Match Number One: John Morrison and The Miz with the Slo Mo Machine versus Rey Mysterio and Shawn Michaels
Rey and Morrison start things off and Morrison with a waist lock but Rey with a kick and satellite head scissors.

We see Bradshaw enter the JBLimo and he wants the driver to go. The driver says that there is a match going on but he does not care.

Back to the ring and Shawn with a flying forearm and nip up, but Morrison with a modified X Factor. Michaels tries for Sweet Chin Music but Morrison backs away in time. Miz tries to attack Michaels from the apron but Michaels avoids him and he knocks Miz off the apron to the floor. Morrison with a kick to Michaels and we hear Bradshaw’s music play and he rides out.

Morrison with a front face lock and then he tags in Miz as Bradshaw emerges from the JBLimo. Miz kicks Michaels while the referee warns Miz. Miz with a suplex and a near fall as we go to commercial.

We are back and Michaels chops Miz. We see Rey Mysterio on the floor as Miz hits a version of the Stroke. We see Rey get sent into the ring steps during commercial. We are back to live action and Michaels with a belly-to-back suplex. Michaels tries to make the tag but Rey is still on the floor and Morrison pulls Michaels back towards the center of the ring. Morrison punches Michaels and then he puts Michaels on the top turnbuckle. Morrison tries for a superplex but Michaels punches him and drops him onto the mat. Michaels moves along the ropes to tag in Rey. Miz tags in too and Rey with punches to Miz followed by a rana that sends Miz into the corner. Rey swashbuckles Miz into the corner and then he hits a split legged moonsault. Rey goes to the apron and he stops Morrison. Rey with a springboard seated senton and then he drop kicks Miz into the 619 position in the ropes and Rey hits it. Rey goes up top but Morrison grabs Rey’s leg. Michaels grabs Morrison and pulls him off. Morrison sends Michaels into the ring post while Rey and Miz fight on the turnbuckles and Rey hits a sunset flip power bomb for the three count.
Winners: Rey Mysterio and Shawn Michaels

After the match, Morrison attacks Rey and sends him out of the ring. Morrison with punches and kicks to Michaels. Bradshaw makes his way to the ring and Morrison stops punching Michaels and holds him for Bradshaw. Bradshaw with a boot to Morrison instead of Michaels. Bradshaw leaves the ring and Michaels wonders why he was spared.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Bradshaw is walking in the back and Todd Grisham wants to know why Bradshaw kicked John Morrison. Bradshaw says that he made an offer to Shawn Michaels earlier today and he has faith that Michaels will accept it so this was an act of good faith.

Lillian Garcia brings out a Straight to DVD Movie Star and it is the return of Ken Kennedy. Ken says that it is good to be back and he thanks Lillian for mentioning his new movie, Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia. Ken says that he is a Navy SEAL who gets stuck in a sticky situation. Last night in Boston and he thought about invading a line that everyone stands in as they wait to get into a show. Ken decided to ask a relevant question to the people in line. Which WWE superstar best reminds them of Barack Obama. Let’s go to the video tape. Ken says that he was surprised that a certain superstar was not mentioned. One who has a presidential ring to their name. The mic falls from the ceiling and it is time for a Misteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer Kennedy (Lance Storm dramatic pause) Kennedy.

Todd Grisham is with Batista in the interview area. Todd asks him about his match tonight. Batista congratulates John Cena for coming back from a horrible injury to return in his home town to win the World Title. Batista assumes that John must be feeling good today. Batista talks about the electricity when Cena’s name was mentioned. Batista says that he is going to start his road to the top again by winning tonight to face John Cena. Batista says that he wants to be World Champion again. We go to commercial.

We are back and so are the Slammys. They will air in two weeks when we have another three hour Raw.

Lillian Garcia introduces Pat Patterson who joins Lawler and Cole at the announce table. We see footage from the History of the Intercontinental Title DVD and Cole mentions the ‘tournament’ in Rio when Pat won the title.

Match Number Two: Kofi Kingston versus Kane in a Number One Contender for the Intercontinental Title Tournament Match
Kane with punches and uppercuts to Kofi followed by a slam and drop kick for a near fall. Kofi with kicks to the leg and a drop kick but Kofi runs into a boot for another near fall. Kane with an Irish whip but Kofi avoids the side slam. Kane misses a clothesline into the corner and Kofi leaps into the corner and he punches Kane followed by a European uppercut. Kane with an Irish whip and he runs into a boot from Kofi. Kofi with a cross body for a near fall. Kofi misses the spinning heel kick and Kane tries for the choke slam. Kofi escapes the hold and then he hits a drop kicks that sends Kane to the floor. Kofi with a cross body from the top turnbuckle to the floor. Kane with a kick to the midsection and then he sends Kofi into the ring post. Kane stretches Kofi using the ring post and the referee makes the five count and Kane is disqualified.
Winner: Kofi Kingston by disqualification

After the match, Kofi brings the ring steps into the ring and he gets ready to hit Kofi and he hits him with the steps.

Stephanie McMahon appears and she gives Kane two choices. He can take out his aggression on Kofi, or he can do it next week on the World Heavyweight Champion. Stephanie announces Kane versus John Cena for next week.

We are back with the Slam of the Week: Randy Orton outsmarting Batista last night at the Survivor Series.

Cody Rhodes and Manu are in the back and they watch Randy Orton walk to the ring.

Match Number Three: Chris Jericho versus Randy Orton versus Batista in a Number One Contender’s Match
Batista goes after Orton with punches and then he punches Jericho. Batista with shoulders to Jericho in the corner and then he does the same to Orton. Batista with a hard Irish whip. Batista punches Jericho and hits a clothesline for a near fall on Jericho. Batista with a back elbow in the corner to Orton followed by punches. Batista with a back elbow to Orton followed by a snap mare and running boot to the head for a near fall. Jericho punches Batista but Batista punches back and then he kicks Orton out of the ring. Batista with a snap mare and then Orton trips Batista and pulls him out of the ring. Batista punches Orton and then Jericho hits the springboard drop kick that knocks Batista off the apron.

Jericho with an Irish whip to Orton followed by a bulldog and then Jericho misses the Lionsault. Orton with push ups as he waits for the RKO. We go to commercial.

We are back and apparently Orton did not hit the RKO. Jericho with a sunset flip counter from a power bomb. We see Batista pulling out Orton as we went to commercial. Back to live action and Orton with the Garvin Stomp and a cover. Orton stomps on Batista’s solar plexus. Orton with forearms to the chest and then he hits a knee drop for a near fall. Jericho returns to the ring and he attacks Batista. Orton joins in and it is a two-on-one situation. Jericho kicks Batista in the ribs and then Jericho picks up Batista and he Irish whips Batista into a clothesline from Orton and Orton does the same to Jericho. Orton with a kick to Batista but Jericho with an enzuigiri to Orton for a near fall. Batista with a back elbow to Jericho and forearm.

Batista Irish whips Orton into Jericho. Batista hits a clothesline on Orton but Jericho escapes the clothesline. He cannot avoid the Bossman slam. Batista with an Irish whip and running clothesline into the corner followed by a power slam for a near fall. Jericho kicks Batista and then he runs into a power slam from Orton for a two count. Batista with a spinebuster to Orton and he shakes the ropes. Jericho tries for the Codebreaker but Batista holds on. Batista tries for the Batista Bomb but Jericho counters with the Walls of Jericho. Orton with a Northern Lariat to Jericho. Orton with a reverse chin lock back breaker to Batista and then he does push ups as he waits for Batista to get up. Orton decides to go for three instead as he sets for the field goal, but Batista with a spear and then Jericho pushes Batista off to get the three count on Orton.
Winner: Chris Jericho

We go to commercial.

We are back and Santino and Beth are in the ring. Santino has the mic as he poses for the fans. He says that the is the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all the times. To not be featured in the History of the Intercontinental Championship DVD, it is a mistake. To not be included in the Intercontinental Title tournament, it is a mistake. The person who challenged him tonight made the biggest mistake of them all. Santino says that he has back up. He has his two Roman soldiers, Pasquale and Francesco. He is looking forward to introducing himself to that person.

Match Number Four: Santino Marella versus Goldust
Goldust pushes Santino and Santino pushes back but Santino gets creeped out. Santino says that Goldust tried to bite him. Goldust does the same to Beth. Santino tells Goldust that he is Death Meat. Goldust with a punch and jumping butt bump. Goldust with a reverse chin lock and Santino gets to the ropes. Santino punches Goldust and the referee pulls him off Goldust. Goldust with the drop down uppercut followed by a reverse atomic drop and clothesline. Goldust with a corkscrew suplex for the three count.
Winner: Goldust

After the match, Beth consoles her boyfriend.

We go to the WWE Rewind: Mike Knox attacking Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne last week.

We go to commercial.

We are back Charlie ‘The Hitman’ Haas doing a commercial for WWE Mobile.

Randy Orton is walking in the back and he sees Cody Rhodes and Manu standing there. Orton stops and continues walking.

William Regal decides to come to ringside to watch the match with Layla

Match Number Five: CM Punk versus Gene Snitsky in a Number One Contender for the Intercontinental Title Tournament Match
Punk with an arm wringer and Snitsky pushes him off and hits a side slam for a near fall. Snitsky kicks Punk and then he hits elbow drops. Punk with kicks to the leg. Punk with a boot to Snitsky and then he comes off the turnbuckles and Snitsky with a bear hug. Snitsky with a forearm to Punk and then he kicks Punk and hits a leg drop for a near fall. Snitsky with another bear hug. Punk with elbows but Snitsky with a knee and slam. Snitsky misses an elbow drop and Punk kicks Snitsky in the leg and Punk with a jawbreaker. Punk with a series of slaps and kicks. Punk goes to the apron and he hits a springboard clothesline for a two count. Punk with the running knee into the corner followed by a bulldog attempt but Snitsky escapes the hold and Snitsky hits a big boot. Snitsky returns to the bear hug. Punk with elbows but Snitsky with a clothesline and Punk goes down. Snitsky tries for the pump handle slam but Punk escapes the hold and hits Go To Sleep for the three count.
Winner: CM Punk

Todd Grisham is in the back with Rey Mysterio and Todd congratulates Rey on his victory. We are told that Rey will face the Miz next week in the first round. Rey runs through some of the past Intercontinental Champions. Rey says that he will be added to the list.

Rey is interrupted by Mike Knox who looks over Rey and stares at something down the hall. We go to commercial.

We are back with a Degeneration X Holiday Shopping Promo. We see some new merchandise. Hunter has a model and it is Kelly Kelly. Shawn asks Hunter where they met and he says they met at the video game shoot. Shawn tells Kelly to leave for stealing his thunder. Hunter says that he wants the shirt back and Kelly obliges.

We see a fan in the crowd who happens to be in the front row with a Glamazon in Training sign.

Beth gets on the mic and she says that she led the Raw team to victory and she stood tall as the sole survivor. Jillian says that she is excited because the Slammys are back in two weeks. Jillian does something resembling singing.

Match Number Six: Beth Phoenix, Jillian Hall, and Katie Lea versus Mickie James, Candice Michelle, and Melina
Candice and Jillian start things off and Candice works on the arm but Jillian with a leg sweep and Candice hits a drop kick for a near fall. Jillian with an Irish whip but Jillian misses a charge into the corner. Jillian takes Candice down after some help from Beth. Jillian tosses Candice by the hair and then she runs Candice into the corner. Jillian hits a handspring back elbow before tagging in Beth who hits an elbow for a near fall. Beth with a back breaker or three and then she stretches Candice over her knee. Beth with an elbow drop. Candice kicks Beth off and Katie tags in and so does Melina. Melina goes after Jillian and Beth. Melina with forearms and then she avoids a clothesline and hits Code Red for a two count. Melina sends Jillian out of the ring. Melina with a jawbreaker and Mickie with a Thesz Press from the top onto Beth. Melina with a leg lariat for the three count.
Winners: Melina, Mickie James, and Candice Michelle

Chris Jericho is walking in the back and Stephanie asks what he is doing. Chris says that if John Cena is coming to the ring, he will be Cena’s one man welcoming committee.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we see footage from earlier tonight when Chris Jericho ‘Edged’ his way into the title match at Armageddon.

Chris Jericho is in the ring and he says that everyone must think that a new era has arrived with John Cena as champion. Jericho reminds everyone of the last time that everyone thought things would change. That was when Batista robbed him of the title. Eight days later, Chris Jericho became World Champion again. In three weeks, the same thing will happen to John Cena. At the end of the year 2008, nothing will have changed because he will be the World Champion.

John Cena appears on the HootieTron and he tells Jericho to stop. Cena reminds us that Jericho lost the title last night. He has also lost his grasp of reality. Chris thinks that he is above everybody else. Cena says that Jericho wants to call everybody hypocrites. Cena says that they do not like a smug looking guy in a form fitting suit. Cena says that he is not here alone tonight. He tells Jericho if he wants to welcome Cena, he will have to welcome all of them.

Cena comes to the ring and he tells Jericho to listen to the crowd. He wants Chris to look into the crowd because no matter what differences they have, they all have one thing in common. They care about the WWE. Every time they come to an arena, these people spend their hard earned money so they can stand up and cheer, boo, get rowdy, and make some noise. They do it because they have passion. All they ask in return is that when they step in the ring, they share the passion. If not for the fans, none of this exists. John tells Jericho that he is not here to start a new era. All he wants to do is give everything he has to the fans every time.

Jericho asks the crowd if they agree with John Cena and then he says that he does not give a damn about what they agree with. Jericho runs through a list of wrestlers he has defeated. Cena stops him and he tells Jericho that they are different people. Cena says that Jericho talks business while he means business.

Jericho leaves the ring. Cena says that is alright. He expected that Jericho would do that because they will fight at Armageddon. Cena wants to clear the air between them. The match last night was a hell of a match. Cena says that Jericho has the ability to wrestle in the ring. Cena says that Chris Jericho comes out to claim that he needs to save this place. Cena says that he likes this place. Jericho belittles the foundation that the WWE was built on, the fans. Cena tells Jericho that he has been lying all this time and it is because of the title. Cena says that he is as much of a WWE fan as them and by holding the belt, he is good enough. This means that they do not need saving.

Jericho returns to the ring and he says that he is the champ, not Cena. Jericho says that Cena does not intimidate him or impress him. Jericho says that Cena is scared of him. Jericho tells Cena to look at him. Jericho says that he will take the title at Armageddon and Cena knows it. Jericho says that he will beat him and prove that Cena is a flash in the pan. When it is all said and done, Cena is nothing more than a worm and coward of a man.

Cena punches Jericho and then he Irish whips him into the corner and Cena hits a running elbow. Cena with a suplex and elbow drops before he throws Jericho out of the ring. Cena sends Jericho into the announce table and then the ring steps. Cena Irish whips Jericho into the ring steps. Cena rearranges the ring steps and then he tries to hit Jericho with them and he does as Jericho goes over the ringside barrier into the crowd. Cena sends Jericho back into the ring and he hits a clothesline. Cena with a full nelson to Jericho and then he applies the STFU. We go to credits as Cena stands over Jericho with the title belt and Kane watches from the back as he prepares for next week.

2009 - WWE ring announcer Lauren Mayhew, who appeared on ECW and Smackdown, departed the company.  Mayhew and WWE, who were working together on a short term deal, could not come to terms for a longer form contract. 

2009 - Just a day after Pro Wrestling Unplugged issued a press release stating they would be broadcasting monthly specials on the Versus Network,  the network has denied there is any professional wrestling programming set to air on the network.

"There is absolutely no truth to this.  It's not airing on our network," commented Versus Senior Publicist Katie Bradshaw today via telephone.

In the end, no specials were aired and PWU quietly closed up shop.

2009 - WWE broadcast ECW on Syfy.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We are live on tape from Bridgeport, Connecticut and your announcers are Josh ‘I already miss Lauren’ Mathews and Bryon ‘The New Announcer Initiative’ Saxton.

As Zack comes to the ring, we see footage from Thursday night when Rosa Mendes came into the ring to get her cell phone.

Match Number One: Zack Ryder with Rosa Mendes versus Shelton Benjamin

Ryder goes into the ropes as soon as the bell rings to avoid Benjamin. Benjamin with a knee and back body drop. Zack slides to the floor on an Irish whip but Benjamin follows after him and sends Zack into the ringside barrier. They return to the ring and Zack begs for mercy. Benjamin with a kick and suplex for a near fall. Ryder with forearms to Benjamin and shoulders in the corner. Ryder with an Irish whip and monkey flip but Benjamin lands on his feet and he hits a Samoan drop. Benjamin climbs the turnbuckles and he punches Zack but Zack with a reverse atomic drop. Benjamin responds with a punch and slam. Ryder with punches and elbows to Benjamin and then he mounts Shelton and punches him. Ryder with a forearm but Benjamin with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Ryder gets his foot on the rope to stop the count. Benjamin drops Ryder on the top rope but Ryder drops Benjamin’s throat on the top rope. Ryder goes up top but Benjamin climbs the turnbuckles and kicks Ryder to the floor. We go to commercial.

We are back and Ryder with a seated abdominal stretch. We see footage from during the break when Rosa tried to protect Zack but it was a trap to allow Ryder to hit a leg lariat. We return to the live on tape action and Ryder with a knee and hard Irish whip. Ryder kicks Benjamin and hits a knee drop. Zack with a belly-to-back suplex and then he goes to the turnbuckles. Ryder hits a splash from the second turnbuckle but he can only get a two count. Ryder with a body scissors followed by a kick to the head. Ryder goes up top this time and he hits a frog splash but Benjamin kicks out. Ryder punches Benjamin in the corner but Benjamin punches back. Ryder with a forearm and punch as he staggers Benjamin but Shelton wants more. Shelton punches Ryder and kicks him and then he hits a forearm from the turnbuckles. Benjamin with an Irish whip and Stinger splash followed by a neck breaker and German suplex and bridge for a two count. Benjamin runs into a knee but Ryder tries for a rana but Benjamin power bombs Ryder into the turnbuckles and then he hits Paydirt for the three count.
Winner: Shelton Benjamin

Based on Shelton’s victory, he is the number one contender for the ECW Title.

Christian comes out to confront his next challenger.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Christian tells Shelton that he wants to talk about the TLC pay per view. There will be a ladder match, a tables match, a chairs match, and a TLC match. Christian rhetorically asks how ECW fits in. Christian points out that the ECW title has not been represented in the last few pay per views, so he is going to do something about that. Christian says that maybe they shouldn’t be in a regular title match, it should be a ladder match. Shelton wants to know if Christian is serious about this challenge. Christian mentions that they would be in every other clip if there was a highlight package of ladder matches. Christian says that he wants to steal the show. Shelton says that Christian has a partner in crime and they are on. Shelton says that after TLC, there will be a new ECW Champion.

William Regal says that it is an outrage that he is not going to defend the title at TLC. He says that by defeating Yoshi Tatsu tonight, it moves him one step closer to the title. Regal tells them to be at their best tonight. We go to commercial.

We are back with the Extreme Rewind: Vance Archer destroying random nameless people.

Match Number Two: Vance Archer versus Alex Reynolds

Reynolds with a side head lock but Archer sends Reynolds to the mat and then he kicks Reynolds and chokes him in the ropes. Archer with a back elbow and then a kick to the head. Archer with a reverse chin lock and then he sends Reynolds back to the mat. Archer with a clothesline to Reynolds and then he picks up Reynolds for a modified front uranage. Archer with the inverted DDT for the three count.
Winner: Vance Archer

We go to commercial with the reminder that the Abraham Washington Show is coming up.

We are back with the Raw Rebound.

It is time for the show that makes you want to see what else is on. Tony Atlas introduces Abraham Washington for the Abraham Washington Show. Abe asks how many people went to see New Moon. Abe talks about the movie and then he insults the crowd and Tony laughs. Abe brings out his guest, Matt Hardy.

Abe says that he was happy to have one of the Hardy Boys on the show but when he found out that it was Matt and he was disappointed. Matt says that he has never heard that one again. Matt says that he wishes he was with Conan O’Brien and Tony agrees. Abe mentions that Matt will be on Syfy next week. Matt says that he will be on Scare Tactics next week. We go to a clip. Abe says that wasn’t scary. Matt asks Abe if he was ever scared and Tony comes up behind Abe and Abe screams. Abe asks Matt what he is afraid of. Matt says that he has a reoccurring nightmare that he is on the Abraham Washington Show. Matt says that when your last name is Hardy, you aren’t afraid of anything. He says that fear is only a four letter word.

Yoshi Tatsu is walking in the back as we go to commercial.

Match Number Three: Yoshi Tatsu versus William Regal with Ezekiel Jackson and Vladimir Kozlov

They lock up and Regal works on the arm and wrist but Yoshi with a kick and reversal. Yoshi tries for a kick but Regal avoids it. Regal with a waist lock and then he returns to the arm. Yoshi uses the ropes to reverse and he gives Regal an arm drag. Regal with a European uppercut but Yoshi responds in kind. Yoshi with chops and kicks to Regal but Regal with a forearm to Yoshi. Regal with knees to the head followed by a European uppercut. Regal with a rear chin lock. Kozlov pushes Yoshi when the referee was dealing with Regal. Yoshi with the roundhouse kick and he gets the three count.
Winner: Yoshi Tatsu

After the match, Jackson and Kozlov enter the ring and Yoshi leaves. Regal recovers and he cannot believe that he lost. He wants to know from Ezekiel what happened. Kozlov doesn’t know what happened and Regal says that it was his shot to be ECW Champion again. Regal wants to know who screwed up and Kozlov blames Jackson. Jackson moves Kozlov’s finger from in front of his face and he gives Kozlov a uranage. Regal walks away but Jackson gets back in Regal’s face. Jackson with a uranage to Regal as well.

2010 - Dragon Gate USA announced they had signed Ricochet to a contract.

2011 - WWE broadcasts Superstars.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We are live on tape from Bridgeport, Connecticut and your announcers are Josh ‘I already miss Lauren’ Mathews and Bryon ‘The New Announcer Initiative’ Saxton.

As Zack comes to the ring, we see footage from Thursday night when Rosa Mendes came into the ring to get her cell phone.

Match Number One: Zack Ryder with Rosa Mendes versus Shelton Benjamin

Ryder goes into the ropes as soon as the bell rings to avoid Benjamin. Benjamin with a knee and back body drop. Zack slides to the floor on an Irish whip but Benjamin follows after him and sends Zack into the ringside barrier. They return to the ring and Zack begs for mercy. Benjamin with a kick and suplex for a near fall. Ryder with forearms to Benjamin and shoulders in the corner. Ryder with an Irish whip and monkey flip but Benjamin lands on his feet and he hits a Samoan drop. Benjamin climbs the turnbuckles and he punches Zack but Zack with a reverse atomic drop. Benjamin responds with a punch and slam. Ryder with punches and elbows to Benjamin and then he mounts Shelton and punches him. Ryder with a forearm but Benjamin with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Ryder gets his foot on the rope to stop the count. Benjamin drops Ryder on the top rope but Ryder drops Benjamin’s throat on the top rope. Ryder goes up top but Benjamin climbs the turnbuckles and kicks Ryder to the floor. We go to commercial.

We are back and Ryder with a seated abdominal stretch. We see footage from during the break when Rosa tried to protect Zack but it was a trap to allow Ryder to hit a leg lariat. We return to the live on tape action and Ryder with a knee and hard Irish whip. Ryder kicks Benjamin and hits a knee drop. Zack with a belly-to-back suplex and then he goes to the turnbuckles. Ryder hits a splash from the second turnbuckle but he can only get a two count. Ryder with a body scissors followed by a kick to the head. Ryder goes up top this time and he hits a frog splash but Benjamin kicks out. Ryder punches Benjamin in the corner but Benjamin punches back. Ryder with a forearm and punch as he staggers Benjamin but Shelton wants more. Shelton punches Ryder and kicks him and then he hits a forearm from the turnbuckles. Benjamin with an Irish whip and Stinger splash followed by a neck breaker and German suplex and bridge for a two count. Benjamin runs into a knee but Ryder tries for a rana but Benjamin power bombs Ryder into the turnbuckles and then he hits Paydirt for the three count.
Winner: Shelton Benjamin

Based on Shelton’s victory, he is the number one contender for the ECW Title.

Christian comes out to confront his next challenger.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Christian tells Shelton that he wants to talk about the TLC pay per view. There will be a ladder match, a tables match, a chairs match, and a TLC match. Christian rhetorically asks how ECW fits in. Christian points out that the ECW title has not been represented in the last few pay per views, so he is going to do something about that. Christian says that maybe they shouldn’t be in a regular title match, it should be a ladder match. Shelton wants to know if Christian is serious about this challenge. Christian mentions that they would be in every other clip if there was a highlight package of ladder matches. Christian says that he wants to steal the show. Shelton says that Christian has a partner in crime and they are on. Shelton says that after TLC, there will be a new ECW Champion.

William Regal says that it is an outrage that he is not going to defend the title at TLC. He says that by defeating Yoshi Tatsu tonight, it moves him one step closer to the title. Regal tells them to be at their best tonight. We go to commercial.

We are back with the Extreme Rewind: Vance Archer destroying random nameless people.

Match Number Two: Vance Archer versus Alex Reynolds

Reynolds with a side head lock but Archer sends Reynolds to the mat and then he kicks Reynolds and chokes him in the ropes. Archer with a back elbow and then a kick to the head. Archer with a reverse chin lock and then he sends Reynolds back to the mat. Archer with a clothesline to Reynolds and then he picks up Reynolds for a modified front uranage. Archer with the inverted DDT for the three count.
Winner: Vance Archer

We go to commercial with the reminder that the Abraham Washington Show is coming up.

We are back with the Raw Rebound.

It is time for the show that makes you want to see what else is on. Tony Atlas introduces Abraham Washington for the Abraham Washington Show. Abe asks how many people went to see New Moon. Abe talks about the movie and then he insults the crowd and Tony laughs. Abe brings out his guest, Matt Hardy.

Abe says that he was happy to have one of the Hardy Boys on the show but when he found out that it was Matt and he was disappointed. Matt says that he has never heard that one again. Matt says that he wishes he was with Conan O’Brien and Tony agrees. Abe mentions that Matt will be on Syfy next week. Matt says that he will be on Scare Tactics next week. We go to a clip. Abe says that wasn’t scary. Matt asks Abe if he was ever scared and Tony comes up behind Abe and Abe screams. Abe asks Matt what he is afraid of. Matt says that he has a reoccurring nightmare that he is on the Abraham Washington Show. Matt says that when your last name is Hardy, you aren’t afraid of anything. He says that fear is only a four letter word.

Yoshi Tatsu is walking in the back as we go to commercial.

Match Number Three: Yoshi Tatsu versus William Regal with Ezekiel Jackson and Vladimir Kozlov

They lock up and Regal works on the arm and wrist but Yoshi with a kick and reversal. Yoshi tries for a kick but Regal avoids it. Regal with a waist lock and then he returns to the arm. Yoshi uses the ropes to reverse and he gives Regal an arm drag. Regal with a European uppercut but Yoshi responds in kind. Yoshi with chops and kicks to Regal but Regal with a forearm to Yoshi. Regal with knees to the head followed by a European uppercut. Regal with a rear chin lock. Kozlov pushes Yoshi when the referee was dealing with Regal. Yoshi with the roundhouse kick and he gets the three count.
Winner: Yoshi Tatsu

After the match, Jackson and Kozlov enter the ring and Yoshi leaves. Regal recovers and he cannot believe that he lost. He wants to know from Ezekiel what happened. Kozlov doesn’t know what happened and Regal says that it was his shot to be ECW Champion again. Regal wants to know who screwed up and Kozlov blames Jackson. Jackson moves Kozlov’s finger from in front of his face and he gives Kozlov a uranage. Regal walks away but Jackson gets back in Regal’s face. Jackson with a uranage to Regal as well.

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

We start off this week’s show with the Raw brand and your announcers are Scott Stanford and Josh Mathews.

Match Number One: Drew McIntyre versus Ted DiBiase

 

They lock up and Drew works on the wrist and turns it into an arm bar. Ted tries to reverse and he succeeds. Ted with a side head lock and Drew rolls through to escape. Ted with a side head lock take down and he gets a near fall. Drew with a head scissors but Ted escapes. Ted with another side head lock take down. They get back to their feet and Drew backs Ted into the corner and Drew with a break but Ted returns to the side head lock.

Ted blocks a hip toss and he counters with a rollup and bridge for a near fall. Ted with an arm drag and drop kick for a near fall. Ted with a back slide for a near fall. Ted with a rollup for another near fall. Drew sends Ted into the turnbuckles and then Drew with a slap to the face. Ted with punches to Drew and the referee pulls Ted away from Drew after some kicks. Ted clotheslines Drew over the top rope to the floor.

Ted with a suicide dive onto McIntyre and then Ted with more punches to Drew. Drew with a kick to Ted and then he hits Ted from behind. Drew with a wheelbarrow hot shot into the ring apron and we go to commercial with both men returning to the ring.

We are back and Drew with a kick to the ribs and then he stomps on the solar plexus to cut off DiBiase’s breathing. Drew with a seated splash onto the chest and then he applies a seated abdominal stretch. Ted gets to his feet and he punches Drew to get out of the chin lock. Drew with an Irish whip and Ted tries to float over but Drew knows what is coming and Drew with a kick to the midsection for a near fall.

Drew returns to the seated abdominal stretch. Ted with a jawbreaker to get out of the hold. Ted with a crucifix take down and he gets a near fall. Drew with a running clothesline and then he drapes Ted across the apron and connects with a forearm. Drew with another forearm across the chest and then he kicks Ted in the head as he pulls him onto the ropes.

Drew returns to the ring and he wants Ted to get up but he stomps on Ted’s head as he continues to taunt Teddy. Ted with punches to Drew followed by kick to the chest but Drew responds with a big boot to the chest and he gets a near fall. Drew works on the back by dropping his weight on Ted’s back. Drew with an Irish whip but he misses a charge into the corner but Drew with an elbow. Drew comes off the turnbuckles but he is met with a drop kick from Ted and both men are down.

They each get up at the same time but Ted with punches and a reverse atomic drop and punch followed by a flying knee. Ted with the rebound clothesline and he gets a near fall. Ted goes to the turnbuckles as he waits for Drew to get up and Drew with a forearm as Ted comes off and Drew gets a near fall.

Ted with a punch and Drew with a belly-to-back into a front driver but Ted is able to kick out at two. Drew with a series of clotheslines in the corner and then he misses a short arm clothesline and Ted is able to hit Dream Street for the three count.

Winner: Ted DiBiase

Match Number Two: Alex Riley versus Michael McGillicutty

 

Michael throws his hat in Alex’s face and Michael with a forearm and kicks to Riley. Michael with more punches and the referee warns him. Alex with punches to Michael in the corner but Michael with an Irish whip. Riley avoids a charge into the corner and Riley follows that with a clothesline. Riley with an Irish whip and a leaping splash into the corner.

Riley with punches in the corner and then he hits a DDT for a near fall. Riley sends Michael into the turnbuckles followed by an Irish whip but he hits the ring post when he charges into the corner and Michael moves. Michael with a running knee to the shoulder. Michael with a drop kick to Riley and he gets a near fall.

Michael with shots to the collarbone followed by a reverse chin lock and Michael gets a near fall. Michael returns to the reverse chin lock. Riley with a head butt and punches to Michael. Michael with a Japanese clothesline and he gets a near fall. Riley blocks a punch and he connects with a punch of his own. Michael misses a clothesline but he hits a clothesline to the back of the head.

Michael with an elbow drop to the head and he gets a near fall. Alex with punches but Michael with a knee. Riley with an Irish whip into the corner and Riley blocks a clothesline attempt by Michael and hits an STO.

Riley blocks punches and a kick and Riley with a flying forearm and clothesline. Riley with a spinebuster and the Implant DDT for a near fall. Michael sends Riley to the floor and Riley with a sliding kick to the head on the apron. Riley tries for a sunset flip from the apron but Michael does not go over and he drops down and gets the three count.

Winner: Michael McGillicutty

We go to commercial.

We are back with the Smackdown portion of this week’s show and your announcers are Matt Striker and Josh Mathews.

As he makes his way to the ring, Jinder Mahal takes the mic and he says something in Punjabi. I think he may have advised the fans about some Black Friday deals on wwe.com.

Match Number Three: Jinder Mahal versus Trent Barreta

 

They lock up and Mahal with knees and a forearm to the back. Trent with a rana and a leaping elbow into the corner. Trent goes up top but Jinder recovers and he pushes Trent into the ringside barrier. Jinder goes to the floor to send Trent back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Jinder with another near fall as it keeps Trent from regaining a proper breathing pattern. Jinder with a kick to the ribs.

Jinder with a knee to the midsection and he gets another near fall. Mahal with a cravate and a seated abdominal stretch. Jinder with kicks to Trent followed by a knee to the ribs. Jinder chokes Trent in the ropes and then he connects with a forearm to the back. Mahal puts Trent on the turnbuckles and Jinder sets for a super belly-to-belly suplex but Trent with elbows and Jinder falls to the mat.

Trent with a corkscrew moonsault for a near fall but Trent is still favoring his ribs. Trent with chops but Jinder with a boot to the midsection. Jinder misses a charge into the corner. Trent tries for a tornado DDT but Jinder pushes him off. Jinder with a camel clutch and Trent taps out.

Winner: Jinder Mahal

We go to commercial.

Match Number Four: Tyson Kidd versus Ezekiel Jackson

 

Kidd goes for the arm and he gets Jackson in a key lock but Jackson sends Kidd to the mat and he retreats into the corner. Kidd with a side head lock but Jackson with a back elbow. Kidd with a punch and kick that sends Kidd to the apron. Kidd goes for a springboard move but Jackson catches Kidd and presses him but Kidd gets to the mat and kicks Jackson in the back of the leg.

Jackson with a back body drop to Kidd. Kidd with a drop kick to the knees and then to the head for a near fall but Jackson sends Kidd to the floor on the kick out. Kidd kicks Jackson in the leg from the apron and drops him on the top rope. Kidd with a front face lock and a slingshot leg drop to the apron. Kidd goes for the springboard elbow drop and he hits it but Jackson kicks out.

Kidd with a reverse chin lock but Jackson gets to his feet and he sends Kidd into the corner. Jackson runs into a boot from Kidd. Kidd with a tornado DDT and he gets a near fall. Kidd with an elbow to the head and he returns to the reverse chin lock. Jackson gets to his feet and then he gets Kidd on his back and Jackson runs Kidd into the turnbuckles and follows that with a snap mare. Jackson with clotheslines into the corner and he follows that with punches to Kidd and the referee warns Jackson. Jackson gets Kidd up for a belly-to-back suplex and then he gets Kidd up for the torture rack and Kidd taps out.

Winner: Ezekiel Jackson

We go to credits.

2011 - TNA broadcast a Thanksgiving edition of TNA Impact Wrestling.  Stu Carapola filed the following TV report:

We start off with a video package recapping last week when James Storm discovered Bobby Roode wasn't the one who attacked him backstage, and he then spent the rest of the episode searching for his true attacker, accusing AJ Styles before being attacked by Kurt Angle. Speaking of Angle, he kicks off this week's show by coming out to the ring for our opening promo. He says he didn't attack Storm from behind in Macon, Storm just didn't see him coming. Storm's music hits and he comes out to inform Angle he's going to stick his size 12 cowboy boot up Angle's ass. Storm said it was personal when Angle came to the company and they used to travel together to the show, it was personal when their kids started playing together, but now it's business. If Angle wants to look a man in the eyes and whoop his ass, go ahead and do it right now. Angle says Storm screwed him out of his World Title, so all he wanted to do was get revenge by screwing him out of the title two weeks ago. Storm says the fans are tired of listening to people talk (he takes off his hat and jacket and takes a chug of his beer) so he hopes Angle doesn't take this personally, but he's going to whoop his ass right now. Angle says he's a gentleman and doesn't want to fight, but he knows some guys who want to fight right now. Christopher Daniels, Bully Ray, and Jeff Jarrett come out and surround Storm while Angle eggs him on and asks Storm what he's going to do. Angle told Storm to tell his daughter that he was the one who gave him a concussion, so he did and his daughter told him to give Angle this (this being a punch in the face). AJ Styles, Ken Anderson, and Rob Van Dam run in to even the odds and a big brawl breaks out to set up the main event elimination match.

Earlier today, Eric Young was riding around the parking lot on a scooter with referee Rudy Charles. They stop so Rudy can open a cooler and pull out a giant turkey suit. Can't wait to see what this is about.

We go back to last week when Sting put Matt Morgan and Crimson togetherso they could challenge (and beat) Mexican America for the World Tag Team Title. And speaking of those teams...

World Tag Team Title Match: Matt Morgan & Crimson vs Mexican America

All heck breaks loose from the moment the champs get into the ring, and Morgan destroys Anarquia, tossing him across the ring and laying him out with a lariat. Crimson comes in and gives Anarquia a Snake Eyes followed by a big running forearm. Crimson with an inverted FU and then tags back out to Morgan, who easily gets Anarquia up for a running powerslam. Morgan hits the Carbon Footprint on Hernandez to knock him off the apron, then Crimson comes in and the champs give Anarquia a double shoulder tackle. Morgan and Crimson with a double chokeslam for an extremely easy first title defense.

Winners: Matt Morgan & Crimson

This was awesome, Morgan and Crimson make a great monster team and hopefully they'll do with them what they should have done with Morgan and Hernandez.

Eric Young and Rudy Charles walk in on Robbie E and Robbie T backstage looking for a rematch tonight. Robbie E turns him down of course, so Young tells Robbie he talked to Sting and they're going to have a Turkey Suit Challenge tonight where the loser has to wear a turkey suit. Oh, come on. Rudy Charles isn't on the VIP list, so he tells Robbie T to eject him. Young tells Robbie E that Sting said he had to do the match tonight or he'll be stripped of the title. Robbie E stalks off saying this is ridiculous, and I can't help but agree.

Karen Jarrett and Traci Brooks are backstage, and they're...WALKING!

We look at last week when Mickie James beat 372 other women to win the Knockouts Gauntlet for a shot at the Knockouts Title at Final Resolution, then we head out to the arena where Karen Jarrett brings her entire crew out for PROMO TIME OMG!!! Karen tells Velvet Sky, Brooke Tessmacher, and Tara to come out to the ring right now to tell them that despite her efforts to get them to cover up, the horny freaks in the audience want to see them and think they're real athletes and real wrestlers. Karen says there's only one real athlete around here and that's Gail Kim, so tonight, we're going to have the first ever lingerie ball, soon to become a Thanksgiving tradition. Karen wants them to go backstage, get their skimpiest pieces of lingerie, and bring them out here. Karen says she ought to be used to it from when she slides down her pole and people stuff dollar bills down her bottom. If any of them have a problem with it, they know where the door is.

Christy goes backstage to the Knockouts locker room where, in one of the funniest segments ever on Impact, Velvet Sky, Tara, and Brooke Tessmacher act appalled at the idea of going out to the ring in their lingerie. REALLY?? Oh, and it gets better: Karen Jarrett just renamed the match the Thanksgiving Thong Thunder. Gail Kim shares her thoughts on how awesome Karen is when Mickie storms in and demands to talk to Gail in private. So they walk behind a door they leave just open enough so we can follow them and hear Mickie yell at Gail for coming in and setting the division back ten years when she thought she'd come in and have a positive influence. Gail says that if Mickie doesn't like it, to go give Karen her notice. Mickie calls Gail a hypocrite, so Gail goes after her and then Madison runs in so they can beat Mickie down 2-on-1 until Gail tells Madison to get out of her way so she can kick her ass by herself and call her trash.

Okay, time for our real main event of the evening...

Thanksgiving Thong Thunder: Madison Rayne, Angelina Love & Winter vs Velvet Sky, Brooke Tessmacher, & Tara

We start the match with Brooke, who was disgusted with the entire idea of this match, climbing up in the corner and tearing her nightshirt open to reveal her skivvies. Then Tara does it and looks really pleased with herself. The heels climb the corner to display their merchandise, and then Velvet loses her nightshirt as well to show off her own eveningwear with a big smile on her face. The heels finally have enough and jump the babyfaces, dumping Velvet and Tessmacher while Winter chokes Tara with her boot. Winter runs Tara into the corner and follows in with a charging clothesline as we go to commercial.

Okay, we're back and Tara is destroying Winter with clotheslines and a big bodyslam before doing the ass shaking standing moonsault for 2. Tessmacher comes in and gives Winter the assface in the corner, then gives her a series of armdrags and a dropkick. Winter lands in her corner and she tags in Madison, who nails Tessmacher from behind and chokes her out in the corner with her boot. Brooke dodges a corner charge, but gets dumped on the back of her head while Taz calls Madison's outfit low end. I seriously cannot believe I'm watching this. Winter comes in with a side backbreaker for 2 and then tags out to Angelina for a running clothesline in the corner for another 2. Tessmacher with an inside cradle (since Taz doesn't like saying small package in a Knockouts match), but that only gets 2 so they do a double spinning bulldog and they're both down...but not out! Brooke makes the hot tag (which you can say in matches like this) and Velvet comes in to go to town on the heel group. Velvet with a bulldog on Madison and she goes for the Pedigree, but Winter breaks it up so Tara runs in and tackles her. They fight it out in one corner, Velvet and Angelina go at it in another corner,and the babyfaces take out the heels with a triple clothesline. Everyone else fights out on the floor as Madison hitsVelvet from behind and does her knee neckbreaker thing, but instead of going for the win, she grabs her title belt from the outside and goes to hit Velvet with it, but Mickie James runs out and grabs the belt, allowing Velvet to hit the Pedigree for the win.

Winners: Velvet Sky, Tara & Brooke Tessmacher

The really perpelexing thing about what was designed to be a purely gratuitous T&A segment (on TNA) actually turned out to be a really good match, maybe the best Knockouts match on Impact inas long as I can remember. Sometimes this company just makes my head spin.

Jeff Hardy is backstage, and he's...wearing some weird mask. Okay.

Karen is backstage chewing out all the Knockouts because she told them to wear less, and they did, but Karen's still not satisfied, so she's making them fight again next week and this time, she's bringing the outfits. That pounding sound you hear is my head cracking against the wall.

Jeff Hardy comes out in his stupid new mask, but then takes it off and reveals he's actually Jeff Jarrett. He pretends to be Jeff and calls himself the Charismatic Enema, he takes asinine chance in his matches, he does these dynamic promos, and he does it for the fans, who love him because they can relate to him being a worthless loser and a degenerate. He wants the fans to grow up and humiliate and embarrass the company they work for just like him. Hardy's music hits again and this time the genuine article runs out and goes after Jarrett, just destroying him until Immortal runs out and attack him 3-on-1. The opponents in the main event run out to even the odds, and another brawl breaks out until security runs in to separate them. Jarrett and Hardy go to the outside where Jarrett rams Hardy into the ring steps and then does it again for laughs.

We now go to a video package hyping the Turkey Suit Match like it's the damn main event of Wrestlemania, as we look back at other folks who have been unfortunate enough to wear the suit, and then it's off to the ring for Main Event #2...

Turkey Suit Challenge: Robbie E vs Eric Young

Eric Young introduces the man, the mth, the legend himself: Rudy Charles, who comes out to the ring carrying the suit and being identified by the graphic as "Rudy Charles: Referee & Turkey Man". Young takes the suit and crams it down Robbie's throat, but Robbie suckerpunches him and they head into the ring...with the turkey suit, which Robbie stomps several timesbefore giving it an elbowdropand throwing it at the referee. Robbie sends Young to the ropes and hits a Russian Legsweep for 1, then comes off the second rope with a fistdrop for 2, with the referee using the turkey to make the count. The referee puts the turkey in the corner while Young and Robbie slug it out in the middle of the ring, and Young takes control with a running forearm and a clothesline. Young leapfrogs Robbie and hits a nice belly to belly suplex for 2. Robbie T hands Robbie E something from the outside and Robbie uses it to knock Young out and make the cover for 3.

Winner: Robbie E

Robbie makes the stupid mistake of hiding it under his armpit, which NEVER EVER WORKS, so when the referee raises his hand, the object falls to the mat so the referee can see it, get all mad, and restart the match. Robbie shoves the referee around until the referee shoves him back. Robbie gets flustered and goes after the referee, and Young capitalizes by giving Robbie the patented Kurt Angle Attack From Behind and then a piledriver for the win.

Actual Winner: Eric Young

Young takes a microphone and says it's Thanksgiving and it's a time to give, so first the bad news: looks like Robbie won't be able to wear the turkey suit tonight. The good news is that with the fans' help and his keen intuition, they can find a replacement. He turns the turkey suit into a metal detector and beeps more and more rapidly until he comes to Robbie T, and we all know where this is going. Rudy Charles says by the power invested in him by the Stinger, Robbie T has to wear the turkey suit and if he doesn't, Robbie E will be stripped of the TV Title. Young leads the crowd in a chant of "turkey" as Rob Terry takes the damn suit and puts it on. This really is the damndest wrestling show I think I've ever watched.

We go backstage where Rudy Charles tells Eric Young it was great to be back on TV, and that they have to start training because there's only 365 days until next Thanksgiving. Young thanks the fans for tuning in as he jogs while Rudy Charles rides around behind him on a bicycle before crashing face first into the back of a truck. Why.

Okay, it's main event time (for the normal people watching this)!

Elimination Match: Jeff Hardy, AJ Styles, Ken Anderson & Rob Van Dam vs Bully Ray, Christopher Daniels, Jeff Jarrett & Bobby Roode

Looks like Jeff Hardy was taken out by that earlier attack, so the babyfaces go into the match 4-on-3, with James Storm and Kurt Angle at ringside. Instead of going to the ring, Roode goes over to the broadcast booth to loosen up, so it's going to be functionally 3-on-3 until Roode comes in whenever. Speaking of Styles, he starts off with Daniels and they go back and forth until AJ just stomps Daniels out in the corner and then hits the snapmare/kick/flying kneedrop combo. Jarrett tags in and gets hiptosses across the ring where Anderson tags in to go at it with the Founder. Anderson with a pair of hiptosses and an elbowdrop for 2. Bubba tags in and hits a vertical suplex for 2, then Daniels comes in with a leg lariat for 2. Anderson gets Daniels up and hits a Finlay Roll for 2, then drags Daniels to the corner and tags in Rob Van Dam, who lays Daniels out with the stepover leg lariat for 2. Daniels rams RVD to the corner and tags out to Jarrett, who LAUNCHES Van Dam hard into the corner before tagging out to Bubba, who gets a 2 count on RVD and then goes to a chinlock. Bubba yanks RVD down by the hair and then the heel team tag in and out while working RVD over until RVD dodges a charge and tags out to Anderson, who comes in and goes at it with Bubba. Anderson with clotheslines, a back elbow, and a spinning neckbreaker for 2. Anderson picks Bubba up in a fireman's carry, but Bubba slips out and flattens Anderson with a clothesline and a Rock Bottom. Now Roode runs down to the ring, tags himself in, and pins Anderson.

Ken Anderson is eliminated.

Styles comes in and goes after Roode like a madman, hitting a big backdrop, leaping forearm in the corner, and a high impact clothesline. Roode responds by punching Styles in the groin and gets himself disqualified.

Bobby Roode is eliminated.

We go to commercial and come back to Daniels hitting a snap suplex on AJ and then tagging out to Bubba and Jarrett, who come in with a big double delayed vertical suplex on AJ. AJ tries to fight his way to the corner, but Bubba picks him up and dumps him back into the heel corner. Daniels tags in and goes for Angel's Wings, but AJ counters to a Frankensteiner and a Pelle Kick and makes the hot tag to RVD. Van Dam comes in and goes to town on Daniels, laying him out with a thrust kick before taking out Jarrett and Bubba as well. RVD with a springboard thrust kick and Rolling Thunder on Daniels and then he pops up to the top rope for the Five Star Frog Splash, but Angle hops onto the apron and shoves Van Dam off the turnbuckle and onto the top rope. Storm chases Angle off, but Daniels rolls RVD up for 3.

Rob Van Dam is eliminated.

AJ's in a tough spot now, and gets taken out by a clothesline from Daniels, who then chokes him out with his boot. Bubba comes in and nearly launches AJ into the crowd with a backdrop, then tags in Daniels and tells him to give AJ the moonsault. Daniels hits the uranage and goes up for the BME, but AJ gets his boot up in the face of Daniels, who quickly tags out to Jarrett, but when Jarrett and Bubba try to sandwich AJ with clotheslines, AJ ducks and they take each other out. Everyone's down, and Jeff Hardy's music hits. He staggers out and tags in, laying Daniels out with an inverted enziguiri and giving him the Twist of Fate for 3.

Christopher Daniels is eliminated.

Hardy catches Jarrett with a small package and immediately pins him.

Jeff Jarrett is eliminated.

Instead of leaving, Jarrett helps Bubba double team Hardy, who makes a blind tag to AJ, and AJ comes in and lays Bubba out with a springboard forearm and covers him for the win. So I guess that means...

Winners: AJ Styles & Jeff Hardy

Bobby Roode runs back out and lays both Hardy and AJ out with the World Title belt and then stands on AJ's chest while raising his hands and holding up the title belt, then gets right in AJ's face and yells "YOU CAN'T BEAT ME, AJ! YOU CAN'T BEAT ME!" Really good match to end the show.

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