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2/28 THIS DAY IN HISTORY: TAJIRI WINS CZW TITLE, BRYAN DANIELSON'S FINAL ROH TV APPEARANCE AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2015-02-28 08:00:00

February 28th

On this day in history in ....

1913 - Jean Paradis defeats Eugene Tremblay to win the World Lightweight Title in Montreal, Quebec.

1933 - Jim Hesslyn defeats Jack Ross for the Southern Lightweight Title in Augusta, Georgia.

1934 - Charley Fischer defeats Joe Banaski to win the Midwest Wrestling Association World Light Heavyweight Title in Columbus, Ohio. This ended Banaski's third reign.

1952 - Enrique Torres defeats Bob Orton for the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title in Kansas City, Kansas.

1953 - Ricky Steamboat is born in West Point, New York.

1953 - Ray Greenfield defeats Len Holt to win the Australian Middleweight Title in Sydney, Australia.

1957 - Dory Funk defeats The Great Bolo in Amarillo, Texas for both the Amarillo NWA North American Heavyweight Title and Southwest Junior Heavyweight Titles. This began Funk's second and ninth respective reigns.

1958 - Angelo Savoldi defeats Mike Clancy for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, ending Clancy's third reign.

1961 - Dick the Bruiser defeats Bobo Brazil to win the Detroit NWA United States Heavyweight Title in Detroit, Michigan, beginning his fourth reign.

1963 - Bulldog Brower and Johnny Valentine defeat Bruno Sammartino and Whipper Billy Watson to win the Toronto NWA International Tag Team Title in Toronto, Ontario.

1963 - Jerry Graham and Jim Wright defeat Dominic Bravo and Ron Etchison for the Stampede International Tag Team Title in Calgary, Alberta.

1966 - Paddy Barrett and Tom Geohagen defeat The Black Terror (Bobby Graham) and John Tolos to win the Vancouver NWA Canadian Tag Team Title in Vancouver, British Columbia. This began Barrett and Geohagen's second reign.

1968 - Archie Gouldie defeats Pat O'Connor in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to become the first Stampede North American Heavyweight Champion.

1968 - Curtis Iaukea defeats Jim Hady for the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title in Honolulu, Hawaii, ending Hady's second reign and beginning Iaukea's third.

1969 - Johnny Valentine defeats Dan Miller to win his third NWA Texas Heavyweight Title in Houston, Texas.

1969 - Dick Murdoch defeats Don Kent for the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title in St. Joseph, Missouri.

1971 - Dutch Savage defeats Jonathan Boyd for the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title, ending Boyd's second reign and beginning Savage's third.

1971 - The Wrestling Pro defeats Bob Kelly in Pensacola, Florida to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title, ending Kelly's third reign and beginning the Pro's second.

1972 - Tim Woods defeats Bobby Shane to win the held-up Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title. This was a rematch from February 15.

1973 - Masato Tanaka is born in Wakayama, Japan.

1973 - Mr. Kleen ends Buddy Colt's fourth Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title reign in Miami, Florida.

1974 - Bob Brown and Lord Alfred Hayes end Jim Brunzell and Mike George's second reign as Central States NWA World Tag Team Champions in Kansas City, Kansas.

1975 - Al Madril defeats El Gran Marcus for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title in Houston, Texas.

1975 - Louie Tillet and John Tolos defeat The Hollywood Blonds (Jerry Brown and Buddy Roberts) for the NWA Americas Tag Team Title in Los Angeles, California, to end the Blonds' second reign.

1975 - The Great Mephisto defeats George Gouliovas in Sydney, Australia to win the NWA Austra-Asian Heavyweight Title.

1975 - Ron Fuller defeats Ron Wright for the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Title in Knoxville, Tennessee. This began and ended both men's second reigns.

1976 - The WWWF held an event at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The results:
- Johnny Rodz defeated Mark Tendler.
- Baron Mikel Scicluna (subbing for Frank Monte) defeated Kevin Sullivan.
- Louis Cyr defeated Pat Barrett.
- Ivan Putski defeated Bugsy McGraw.
- Dominic DeNucci defeated Jerry Blackwell.
- NWA World Women's Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Kitty Adams to retain the title.
- WWWF Tag Team Champions Louis Cerdan and Tony Parisi fought Superstar Billy Graham and Ernie Ladd to a double-disqualification to retain the title.
- WWWF Heavywight Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Ivan Koloff by disqualification to retain the title.

1976 - Roddy Piper and Crusher Verdu defeat Chavo and Gory Guerrero to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Title.

1977 - Perro Aguayo defeats Ringo Mendoza for the Mexican National Middleweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico.

1978 - Mike Graham and Steve Keirn defeat Jack and Jerry Brisco to win the Florida NWA United States Tag Team Title in Tampa, Florida, beginning their second reign.

1980 - Bob Morgan defeats Larry Lane in a tournament final in Amarillo, Texas for the vacant NWA Western States Heavyweight Title.

1981 - Los Pastores (Butch Miller and Luke Williams) defeat Carlos Colón and Invader I for the WWC North American Tag Team Title in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

1982 - A 10-team tournament was held in Atlanta, Georgia for the NWA World Tag Team Title. The title was vacated in December after Gene Anderson was injured in October, forcing he and Ole Anderson to give up the title. The results were:
First round:
- Jack and Jerry Brisco defeated Ron Bass and Kevin Sullivan.
- Dory Funk, Jr. and Terry Funk defeated Rip Oliver and Buddy Rose.
- Leroy Brown and Ron Fuller defeated The Masked Superstar and The Super Destoryer.
- Genichiro Tenryu and Jumbo Tsuruta defeated Rick Harris (Black Bart) and The Mongolian Stomper.
- Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen defeated Brad Armstrong and Tommy Rogers.
Quarterfinals:
- Jack and Jerry Brisco defeated Dory Funk, Jr. and Terry Funk.
- Genichiro Tenryu and Jumbo Tsuruta defeated Leroy Brown and Ron Fuller.
Semifinal:
- Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen defeated Genichiro Tenryu and Jumbo Tsuruta.
Final:
- Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen defeated Jack and Jerry Brisco to win the vacant NWA World Tag Team Title.

1983 - Bobby Eaton wins his 12th and final NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title, defeating Sweet Brown Sugar in a Loser Leaves Town match in Memphis, Tennessee. Sweet Brown Sugar would return as the masked Stagger Lee, and is best known as Koko B. Ware.

1984 - Future Jumping Bomb Angels square off in Sagamihara, Japan as Itsuki Yamazaki defeats Noriyo Tateno for the vacant AJW Title.

1986 - Dick Slater defeats Jake Roberts for the Mid-South Television Title in Houston, Texas. He was the last to hold the title, as Mid-South Wrestling became the Universal Wrestling Federation in March.

1987 - Buddy Landel defeats Ron Fuller to win the NWA Southeast Continental Heavyweight Title in Chattanooga, Tennessee, ending Fuller's second reign.

1988 - The NWA held an event at the Omni in Atlanta, Georgia. The results were:
- Ricky Santana defeated Black Bart.
- Rick Steiner defeated The Italian Stallion.
- The Jive Tones (Tiger Conway, Jr. and Pez Whatley) defeated Ron Simmons and Kendall Windham.
- NWA United States Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) defeated Jimmy and Ron Garvin to retain the title.
- Sting defeated Larry Zbyszko by disqualification.
- Barry Windham defeated NWA World Television Champion Mike Rotundo by disqualification. Rotundo retained the title.
- Road Warrior Hawk and Paul Ellering fought The Powers of Pain (The Barbarian and The Warlord) to a no-contest.
- Ole Anderson, Lex Luger and NWA United States Heavyweight Champion Dusty Rhodes defeated NWA World Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard and NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair.

1988 - The WWF held an event at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario. The results:
- Bad News Brown defeated Johnny K-9.
- Sika defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
- The Bolsheviks (Nikolai Volkoff and Boris Zhukov) defeated The Junkyard Dog and George Steele.
- The Islanders (Haku and Tama) defeated The British Bulldogs (The Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith) by disqualification.
- Jim Duggan defeated Butch Reed.
- Rick Rude defeated Jake Roberts.
- Don Muraco defeated The One Man Gang by countout.

1989 - Eddie Gilbert and Rick Steiner defeat Kevin Sullivan and Steve Williams to win the NWA United States Tag Team Title at a television taping in Columbia, South Carolina. The match aired on March 25 on "World Championship Wrestling".

1991 - The Glamour Girls (Leilani Kai and Judy Martin) defeat Team America (Heidi Lee Morgan and Misty Blue Simmes) in Laughlin, Nevada for the Ladies' Professional Wrestling Association Tag Team Title.

1992 - Barry Horowitz defeats Ben Jordan for the GWF Light Heavyweight Title in Dallas, Texas. This began Horowitz's second reign.

1994 - Brian Christopher defeats Doug Gilbert in Memphis, Tennessee to win the USWA Heavyweight Title, ending Gilbert's second reign and beginning Christopher's 11th.

1996 - Silver King and Dr. Wagner, Jr. win the vacant CMLL World Tag Team Title in a tournament final in Mexico City, Mexico, defeating Dos Caras and Ultimo Dragon.

1996 - Doug Gilbert and Tommy Rich defeat PG-13 (JC Ice and Wolfie D) for the USWA Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee. This began Gilbert and Rich's fourth reign and ended PG-13's 11th reign.

1997 - Bobby Jay defeats Robby Royce for the Canadian Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Title and Chad Ripley ends J.T. Atlas' second CWF Junior Heavyweight Title reign.

1998 - Ace Darling and Devon Storm defeated The Misfits (Derek Domino and Harley Lewis) at the "3rd Annual Eddie Gilbert Memorial Brawl" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to win the NWA United States Tag Team Title. This ended the Misfits' second reign.

1998 - J.B. Destiny defeats Sean Evans for the PWX Television Title in North Versailles, Pennsylvania.

1998 - The Tennessee Volunteers (Steven Dunn and Reno Riggins) defeat Ladies' Night Out (Shane Eden and Frenchy Riviera) in Lebanon, Tennessee to become the first two-time Music City Wrestling North American Tag Team Champions.

1998 - The Youth of America (Chris Church and Nate Mattson) defeat The Outlaws (Bobby and Woody Lee) to win the Southern Michigan Championship Wrestling Tag Team Title in Monroe, Michigan.

1999 - Chicky Starr and Victor the Bodyguard defeat Ricky Santana and Shane Sewell for the WWC World Tag Team Title in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.

1999 - Shadow WX defeats Abdullah the Butcher in Tokyo, Japan to become the first two-time BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Champion.

1999 - Azumi Hyuga defeats Hikari Fukuoka in Tokyo, Japan to win the JWP Openweight Title.

2000 - WWF "RAW is WAR"'s 6.5 rating more than triples WCW "Monday Nitro"'s 2.1 rating in this week of the Monday Night War.

"Nitro" was live in front of 4,638 fans at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The results were:
- WCW World Tag Team Champions The Mamalukes (Johnny the Bull and Big Vito) defeated The West Hollywood Blondes (Lenny Lane and Lodi) to retain the title.
- Booker T and Billy Kidman fought to a no-contest.
- 3 Count (Shane Helms, Evan Karagias and Shannon Moore) defeated WCW Hardcore Champion Brian Knobbs in a Handicap match to win the title. This ended Knobbs' second reign.
- Dustin Rhodes defeated Norman Smiley.
- WCW United States Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett defeated Vampiro to retain the title.
- WCW Cruiserweight Champion The Artist Formerly Known as Prince Iaukea defeated David Flair to retain the title.
- The Maestro defeated Ernest Miller.
- Ric Flair defeated Curt Hennig.
- Buff Bagwell defeated Lex Luger by disqualification.
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion Sid Vicious defeated Tank Abbott to retain the title.

"RAW" was live before 12,256 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. The March 4 edition of "Jakked" was taped beforehand. The results:
- In a dark match, Joey Abs defeated ???.
Jakked:
- Test defeated Mideon.
- The Headbangers (Mosh and Thrasher) defeated The Inferno Kid and Kevin Landry.
- WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Essa Rios (with Lita) defeated Funaki to retain the title.
- D'Lo Brown and The Godfather defeated Albert and The Big Bossman.
RAW:
- The Hardy Boyz (Jeff and Matt) defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Faarooq).
- Rikishi defeated WWF European and Intercontinental Champion Kurt Angle by countout. Angle retained the European title.
- Edge and Christian (with Terri) defeated Steve Blackman and Al Snow.
- The Rock defeated The Brooklyn Brawler.
- Chris Jericho (with Chyna) defeated Perry Saturn (with Dean Malenko).
- Mark Henry (with Mae Young) fought WWF Hardcore Champion Crash Holly to a no-contest after Mae gave Crash a splash and then collapsed in pain. Crash retained the title. Backstage later on, Mae Young gave birth to she and Mark Henry's baby, which turned out to be a hand.
- Tazz defeated Chris Benoit by disqualification.
- WWF Tag Team Champions The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) fought Road Dogg and X-Pac (with Tori) to a no-contest to retain the title.
- The Rock defeated The Big Show (with Shane McMahon) and WWF Champion Triple H (with Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley) by disqualification in a Handicap match.

2000 - Supreme defeats Kronus in a tournament final in Los Angeles, California to become the first XPW King of the Deathmatch Champion.

2001 - The CZW World Heavyweight Title changes hands thrree times in Dover, Delaware, going from Justice Pain to Nick Berk to Yoshihiro Tajiri, and finally to Zandig, beginning his third reign.

2002 - The WWF's "Tough Enough 2" debuts on MTV. The premiere airing got a 1.6 rating. That competition was won by Jackie Gayda and Linda Miles, and also included future WWE and TNA star Matt Morgan and independent wrestler Kenny King.

2002 - Mega and Ultra Mega defeats Fantasy and Star Boy in Naucalpan, Mexico for the IWRG Intercontinental Tag Team Title.

2003 - The Ultimate Fighting Championship held "UFC 41: Onslaught" at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The results were:
Preliminary card:
- Lightweight: Yves Edwards defeated Rich Clementi by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:07 of round three.
- Heavyweight: Gan McGee defeated Alexandre Dantas by TKO (strikes) at 4:49 of round one.
- Lightweight: Din Thomas defeated Matt Serra by split decision.
Main card:
- Heavyweight: Vladimir Matyushenko defeated Pedro Rizzo by unanimous decision.
- Middleweight: Matt Lindland defeated Phil Baroni by unanimous decision.
- Lightweight: B.J. Penn and Caol Uno fought to a split draw, leaving the UFC Lightweight Title vacant. Scoring was 48-47 Uno, 48-46 Penn and 48-48. At "UFC 39: The Warriors Return" in September, Uno defeated Din Thomas and Penn defeated Matt Serra to advance to this fight.
- Heavyweight: Frank Mir defeated Tank Abbott by submission (toe hold) at 0:46 of round one.
- Heavyweight: Tim Sylvia defeated UFC Heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriguez by knockout (strikes) at 3:09 of round one to win the title.

2003 - X (Sean Waltman) defeats Kaos in Los Angeles, California for the XPW Television Title.

2003 - Yoshihiro Sakai defeats Shouichi Ichimiya to win the DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Title in Tokyo, Japan. This began Sakai's second reign and ended Ichimiya's seventh.

2004 - Pablo Marquez defeats Diabólico to win the WWC World Junior Heavyweight Title in Caguas, Puerto Rico, ending Diabólico's second reign and beginning Marquez's third.

2004 - Super Atomo defeats Paparazzi for the IWA World Junior Heavyweight Title in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. This ended Paparazzi's second reign.

2004 - Ace Darling defeats Prince Nana for the ECWA Mid-Atlantic Title. in Wilmington, Delaware.

2004 - Dru Onyx defeats Tank in Montreal, Quebec to become the first Championship Wrestling Association (now NWA Quebec) Heavyweight Champion.

2004 - J.D. Escalade defeats Rocky Reynolds in Fairmont, West Virginia to become the first NWA Tri-State X Division Champion.

2004 - Fahrenheit 420 (David Mercury and Stash) defeat Scoot Andrews & Antonio Banks (MVP), Shockwave (Mikey Batts and Erick Stevens) and The Untouchables (Rod Steel and Mikey Tenderfoot) in a four-way Elimination match in St. Petersburg, Florida to win the NWA Florida Tag Team Title.

2004 - Nikita Allanov defeats Justin Idol in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to win his second NWA/PWX Heavyweight Title.

2004 - Il Marchese and Pain defeat Corvo Bianco and Puck for the Italian Championship Wrestling Tag Team Title in Carugate, Italy.

2005 - Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX, having ended its membership in the NWA four months earlier, becomes a member of AWA Superstars of Wrestling.

2005 - WWE aired "RAW" live and taped the March 6 "Sunday Night Heat" at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. On Spike TV, "RAW" got a 4.1 rating and "Heat" got a 0.7 rating. The results were:
Heat:
- Rhyno pinned Simon Dean after the Gore.
- Val Venis pinned Vito after the Money Shot.
- World Tag Team Champions William Regal & Tajiri defeated Christian & Tyson Tomko and La Résistance (Rob Conway & Sylvain Grenier) in a Triple Threat Elimination match to retain the title. Christian pinned Grenier after the Unprettier and Tajiri pinned Tomko after the Buzzsaw Kick.
RAW:
- World Heavyweight Champion Triple H and The Hurricane's match never got underway as Triple attacked Hurricane before the match could begin.
- Chris Benoit defeated Muhammad Hassan (with Daivari) by disqualification when Hassan gave Benoit a low blow as he was about to German suplex him.
- WWE Intercontinental Champion Shelton Benjamin pinned Gene Snitsky after an Exploder suplex.
- Chris Masters defeated ??? by submission with the Master Lock.
- Chris Jericho defeated Maven by submission with the Walls of Jericho.
- Shawn Michaels pinned Edge in a Street Fight after Sweet Chin Music.

2006 - Payed Daily & Sheik Samir Hussein defeat Shannon Ballard & Moose and Erica D'Erico & Morgan in a tournament final to win the vacant Impact Zone Wrestling Tag Team Title.

2006 - Hawaii Allen defeats Omry Balely for the Israeli Pro Wrestling Association Heavyweight Title in Tel Aviv, Israel.

2007 - Hale Collins and Vik Dalishus defeat Bull Buchanan and Johnny Swinger to win the Great Championship Wrestling Tag Team Title in Phenix City, Alabama.

2008 - Cru Jones defeats A.J. Steele for the GCW Interstate Heavyweight Title in Phenix City, Alabama, ending Steele's second reign.

2009 - Ring of Honor filmed ROH on HDNet in Philadelphia, PA.  Stu Carapola filed the following report:

They have really nice camera and lighting setups, it looks really professional.

Episode 1

-Jerry Lynn defeated Delirious in a good, back and forth opener. Jerry's really over with the crowd as you might expect. They messed up a sunset flip spot pretty badly, but pulled it together and Lynn put Delirious away with a cradle piledriver.

-Kenny King defeated Sami Callahan. This was almost all Kenny King, though Callahan did get in some nice moves. Callahan's intense, but I still don't like his look. King put him away with an inverted fireman's carry into a DDT.

-Brent Albright defeated Rhett Titus by submission. Rhett got some nice offense in, and I think he's really benefited from not having the "ROH school student" label. I think he's got a good future barring injury. Albright came back strong and tapped Titus to the Crowbar.

-Tyler Black defeated Jimmy Jacobs in the main event. This is their first singles match in ROH. Jimmy took control early, but Tyler came back with a spinkick over the top rope. Tyler started working Jimmy over in the corner, but Jimmy used the tights to yank Tyler into the turnbuckle and regain control. Tyler went up to the top, but Jimmy pushed him off and to the floor, then followed up with a running elbowdrop off the apron. Tyler came back with a press slam, but missed a Phoenix Splash and Jimmy came back with a spear. Tyler got the knees up on a senton and went for God's Last Gift, but Jimmy countered into the End Time, but Tyler rolled through into a bridge for the win. Brodie Lee attacked Tyler after the match and he and Jimmy double teamed Tyler and left him laying.

-Kevin Steen defeated Eddie Edwards. Steen took control early and did the snot blowing spot, but Edwards came back with some nicks kicks and locked Steen into a rear chinlock, then went to work on him in the corner and choked him on the ropes. Sweeney interfered behind the referee's back. Steen mounted a comeback by dropping Edwards groin-first on the top rope and nailing a cannonball in the corner for 2. Steen tried a swanton, but Edwards got the knees up. Steen turned it around with a superkick and enziguiri, followed by the package piledriver for the win.

-Sara Del Rey defeated Daizee Haze. Sara used her size to overpower Daizee to start slamming her off the top and hitting a vertical splash. Daizee came back with a flying headscissors, but botched a crossbody, which Sara saved with a blockbuster suplex and a backbreaker. Sara got Daizee in a torture rack, but Daizee escaped and hit a heart punch and a yakuza kick for 2. Sara missed a corner charge and Daizee hit...something, but Sara hit a rolling kick and the Butterfly Powerslam for the win.

-Claudio Castagnoli defeated Alex "Sugarfoot" Payne. Payne outmaneuvered Claudio to start until Claudio caught him in midair and turned it into a windmill slam. Claudio hit a gutwrench slam and a big bicycle kick for 2, and then followed up with a stiff European uppercut and a big power lift. Payne made a comeback with some token 80s enhancement dropkicks and a bulldog, but Claudio killed him with a pop-up 2uropean uppercut and the Ricola Bomb for the win.

-ROH World Champion Nigel McGuinness defeated Jay Briscoe in a non-title match. Nigel worked the arm to start, then they did the headlock/legscissors/escape spot 3 or 4 times before Jay wound up with the headlock. Jay worked the headlock for a minute or two until Nigel escaped and hoit a hammerlock STO. Jay came back with a nice dropkick, but Nigel went back to the arm and hit a hammerlock DDT and a nice hammerlock over-the-shoulder throw. Nigel locked Jay in a cobra clutch, but Jay escaped, ducked a short clothesline, and hit a big boot to turn the tide. Jay with a corner clothesline and a big spinebuster for 2, but Nigel trapped him in the corner and hit the kick to the back/forearm combo. Nigel went for the Tower of London, but Jay escaped and hit a Death Valley Driver for 2. Jay went up top slowly and Nigel nailed him and went for a superplex, but Jay knocked him off the top and hit a top rope legdrop for a close 2. Jay went for the Jay Driller but Nigel escaped and hit the Jawbreaker Lariat for the win.

-Erick Stevens defeated Sterling James Keenan. Stevens hit a couple of power moves to start but Keenan came back with some standard kick-punch stuff and a belly-to-back suplex for 2. Keenan ducked a clothesline and hit a nice STO for 2 then went to a kneeling surfboard. Stevens escaped and hit a nice overhead belly-to-belly and a second rope shoulderblock for 2. Keenan came back with an implant DDT but Stevens caught him in a pop-up powerslam and then followed that up with a big German suplex, a stiff clothesline, and a Doctorbomb for the win.

-The Dark City Fight Club defeated Cheech and Cloudy. The DFDC totally destroyed Cloudy to start. Cheech tagged in and Cheech and Cloudy hit some sweet double team moves including a dropkick to the back/619 combo, but the DCFC cut them off in short order and polished Cheech off with an assisted powerbomb for the win. Cheech and Cloudy looked way better than the DCFC here.

-Chris Hero defeated Necro Butcher. Hero is sporting new short tights, which don't look good on him. The crowd is crazy into Necro though Hero has a lot of crowd support too. Hero tried several yakuza kicks to start, but Necro no sold and started pounding on Hero. Larry Sweeney distracted Necro and Hero hit a roaring elbow to the back then threw Necro to the floor where Sweeney and Sara Del Rey attacked him behind the referee's back. Back in the ring, Hero trapped him in a cravate, but Necro escaped and started beating Hero down in the corner. Necro with a bulldog for 2, but Hero came back with a couple of nice strikes and a blockbuster for 2. Out on the floor Necro hit Hero with a chair, then pulled up the mats and gave Hero a chair slam on the concrete. Sweeney distracted Necro, allowing Hero to slip on the loaded elbow pad and knock Necro out with it for the win. Match of the night so far. Necro threatened to hit Turner with the chair after the match, but Turner ran off.

-Bryan Danielson defeated Austin Aries. The fans sung the Final Countdown before the match, I guess in protest over Danielson's much lamer new music. The crowd is crazy into Danielson. They spent the first couple of minutes feeling one another out with a nice series of holds and reversals. Aries finally took the advantage by rolling through a sunset flip and hitting a dropkick to Danielson's face. Aries hit his leaping elbow for two and put Danielson in a stump puller, then tossed Danielson over the top to the floor and hit the missile dive to the floor. Back in the ring, Aries caught Danielson in the illegal fishhook, but Danielson moved out of the way of the corner dropkick and started making a comeback with a series of European uppercuts. Danielson with the butterfly suplex into a cross armbreaker, but Aries made the ropes. Now Danielson sent Aries to the floor and faked Aries out on the dive, but nailed him with a running elbow off the apron instead. They went toe to toe back in the ring, Aries got the advantage and hit the corner dropkick and got Danielson in the Last Chancery, but Danielson reversed to a triangle choke and Aries tapped.

Bryan Danielson gave a postshow speech saying he was never supposed to make it to TV and then gave several reasons why (causing a "best in the world" chant), then says he's suffered a lot of injuries and doesn't know how much longer he can do this, but he's had a lot of friends come and go, but he says today they have one of the best locker rooms in ROH history, but the people who have supported ROH for seven years made this company and thanks them for making it possible to have this first television taping. He said there was just one thing missing, and had the sound guy play the Final Countdown as the ring filled up with wrestlers to close the show.

2010 - WWE released Charlie Haas.

2011 - Chris Jericho is announced for ABC's Dancing with the Stars series.

2011 - WWE announced Bob Armstrong for their Hall of Fame.

2011 - Ring of Honor stars were pulled from working for EVOLVE.

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

We are live from Buffalo, New York and your announcers are Josh ‘I wrote James Franco’s material at the Oscars’ Mathews and Jerry ‘I’m WINNING’ Lawler.

With Wrestlemania a little more than a month away, we start off with the man who made his triumphant return last week on Raw. That man is Triple H and he has his WWWater Bottle for the most electrifying expectoration in Sports Entertainment.

We have the graphic for the Undertaker versus Triple H match at Wrestlemania (ten years in the making).

Hunter takes a moment to soak in the applause. He says that it is good to see everyone too. He says that they say the true test of a man’s mettle is the test of time. He says that he has done everything there is to do in the WWE. Every accolade, every championship. He defined the Elimination Chamber and Hell in a Cell. He is a thirteen time WWE Champion. He mentions that he started Degeneration X with Shawn Michaels. With Ric Flair, he started Evolution. He says that he has been hated and he has been loved. He has defeated Icons, legends, immortals. He has done it all in his sixteen years. He says that it seems like yesterday. He has seen them all come and go. Hunter says that he has outlasted them all. . .

Except for one. The Deadman. The Phenom. The Undertaker.

Hunter says that he heard Taker referred to as the ‘Last Outlaw’. There are two. He says that they are more alike than Taker would think. Hunter says that there are no more challenges left in the locker room. There are no big tests in front of them. There is only one thing that stands before them. For Taker, it is the streak and he goes year to year. It is what keeps Taker going. When Taker looks around the locker room, Hunter is the only true challenge he has left.

Hunter says that the only true challenge he has is ending the streak.

He says that is the only thing standing between them. It will happen at Wrestlemania 27. The biggest event in history. Hunter looks at the sign and he tells the Deadman that they will define an era. The iconic, immortal, legendary, the last two will meet. On that night, nothing else will matter. There can be only one.

Hunter tells Taker that when the streak dies, Taker dies. Hunter says that he only has one thing left and it is the streak. Hunter says that he will die trying to end the streak.

Hunter poses on the turnbuckles, but he is stopped by the man who put Hunter on the shelf for almost a year.

Sheamus comes to the ring. Hunter kicks Sheamus as he enters the ring. Hunter throws Sheamus over the top rope to the floor and then he sends Sheamus into the ringside barrier. Hunter punches Sheamus and then he sends Sheamus into the ring post. Hunter clotheslines Sheamus into the ring announcer/ring bell cubicle. Hunter puts Sheamus on the announce table and rearranges it. Hunter gets Sheamus set for the Pedigree and after pointing at the Wrestlemania sign one more time, Hunter hits the Pedigree and the table collapses like Sheamus’s status.

Josh and Jerry talk about what we are going to see later on the show as they stand by the fallen Sheamus.

Shawn Michaels and Michael Cole will be talking later tonight.

Speaking of talking, we will go to the Rock House for his response to John Cena.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we have a Moments Ago Moment of Sheamus confronting Triple H, if by ‘confront’ you mean get decimated by Triple H including a Pedigree through the announce table.

We see Sheamus getting helped up by a gaggle of referees and he is still lucky to gain his balance.

The General Messenger makes his presence known and Jerry Lawler is going to read what has to be said.

Jerry says that even though Sheamus was attacked by Triple H, it isn’t his problem so he has to have his match against Evan Bourne.

Match Number One: Evan Bourne versus Sheamus

Bourne with a drop kick into the corner and then he kicks and punches Sheamus. Sheamus throws Bourne down but he misses a clothesline. Bourne with a spin kick and then he goes up top for the shooting star press and he hits it for the three count.

Winner: Evan Bourne

After the match, it is time for the ‘voice of the WWE’ to make his way to the ring and that person is Michael ‘I am to James Franco as Jim Ross is to Billy Crystal’ Cole.

Cole stands in front of Lawler and he has something to say but nobody else can hear him. Cole says that he will tell Lawler, but we go to commercial.

We are back with the Slam of the Week: Michael Cole being challenged by Jerry Lawler last week on Raw for a match at Wrestlemania.

Michael Cole is in the ring and he wants everyone’s attention. Cole tells Lawler that he wants to do it man to man and face to face. He wants to do this eye to eye. He tells Jerry to get off his fat antiquated butt right now.

Jerry gets up from the new announce table and Cole reminds Jerry that he cannot strike him or he will be fired.

Cole says that he looked at the edict from the General Manager. If Lawler strikes Cole, he is fired. Cole asks Lawler if he thought he was intimidated last week. Did Lawler think that he was going to cower from his Wrestlemania Challenge. There is no one on this Earth with more guts than him.

Cole says that he never backs down from a fight. Cole says that his answer to Lawler’s challenge is no. That is unless Lawler accepts two conditions. The first condition is that his trainer can be in his corner at Wrestlemania. The second condition is that he gets to choose the special guest referee for the match.

Jerry takes the mic and he tells Cole Sore that he doesn’t care if Cole has the Dark Knight, King Kong, Saba Simba, and Superman with him because the answer is that he is on.

Cole says that they have their match and he is a little too happy. Cole decides to introduce his trainer. He says that he is a former World Champion, Jack Swagger. Swagger gets in Lawler’s face and Cole pushes Lawler but Cole can’t get fired for touching Lawler.

Cole slaps Lawler and Lawler goes after Cole, but Swagger stops Lawler and he puts Lawler in the ankle lock.

We go to commercial with Randall Keith Orton walking in the back as only Randall can.

We are back and Did You Know that WWE’s Facebook page gets a lot of new members every day.

Steve Austin will be on Raw next week.

Michael Cole joins Josh Mathews at the announce table and I wish I was with Sheamus because he probably can’t hear this. Cole wants to see highlights of the ankle lock that we just saw.

Randy Orton comes to the ring and he has something to say, probably to CM Punk and Nexus.

Orton tells Punk that he was right about something last week. Two and a half years ago when he kicked Punk in the skull, he made the biggest mistake of his career. The mistake was that he should have kicked Punk harder. He says that Punk can talk about faith but it won’t protect him. Orton says that he will kick Punk so hard that it makes his neck snap. He will crush Punk’s spine and make him a permanent resident of a rehabilitation facility where his goal will be to walk again. Punk will eat from a straw and everything will be a haze. The only thing that Punk will have left is the faith that deserted him.

CM Punk comes out with three members of Nexus since Husky Harris is still injured.

Punk calls Orton an arrogant but predictable hypocrite. Punk says that Orton’s ego has put him here. Even though Orton will try to put him in a rehab facility, Punk says that he is going to put Orton in the ground.

The General Messenger appears from his dingy dingy world and Cole gives Josh the honors. Since there is only one way for Punk and Orton to settle things and that is in a match at Wrestlemania. Randy Orton will face members of the Nexus leading to Mania. If they win, they will be allowed in Punk’s corner. If Orton beats them, they will not be allowed at Wrestlemania. The Messenger says that if Punk or Nexus interfere in any way, Nexus will be disbanded.

Match Number Two: Randall Keith Orton versus Michael McGillicutty

They lock up and Michael backs Orton into the corner. Michael with a kick in the corner but Orton turns the tables and he punches Orton. Michael with an Irish whip but Orton with a clothesline out of the corner. Orton with a snap mare but he misses the leaping knee drop. Michael kicks Orton but Orton clotheslines Michael over the top rope and we go to commercial.

We are back and Orton punches McGillicutty but Michael with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Michael gets another near fall. McGillicutty kicks and punches Orton in the corner. Orton with kicks but Michael with a knee and punch followed by a snap mare. Michael goes to the turnbuckles and he hits a leap frog neck snap for a near fall. Michael with a reverse chin lock on the master of the reverse chin lock but Orton gets to his feet. Orton with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down.

Michael runs into a boot and then Orton with clotheslines and a power slam. Orton with a back breaker and then Orton stares into the third row and then he sets for the IEDDT and he is going to hit it on Michael. Orton twists to the mat and does some push ups as he waits for the RKO and he hits it and gets the three count.

Winner: Randy Orton

CM Punk stands on the stage while Orton stares around the ring and he sees Michael in a position that his tag team partner was in a few weeks ago. Is Orton thinking of going for a field goal in the city made famous by a missed field goal?

Punk tells Orton to stop, but does he mean it. Punk uses the ‘three name’ taunt to stop him so he does not kick Michael in the skull.

Orton shows that he is not good with instructions and he is good from 45. Orton goes through the crowd while Punk, Ryan, and Otunga fail to stop him before Orton climbs to the concourse.

We have footage from the contract signing of Sin Cara in Mexico last week.

The Miz and Alex Riley are walking in the back and Michael Cole keeps talking about how great he thinks Miz is.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the Slam of the Week: Miz turning on his tag team partner and fellow champion John Cena last week.

It is time for Michael Cole to mark out without uttering the two words because The Miz is coming to the ring and he is joined by Alex ‘Mongo’ Riley.

Miz says that the Rock is going to respond to John Cena tonight. Miz says that he called out the Rock last week and he isn’t responding to him. Miz says that we know why. That is because Rock knows that Miz is right. This is no longer the Rock’s show. Rock was the biggest star in the WWE. Then it was John Cena. John Cena’s days are numbered and Rock’s are over and they have been for some time. Miz says that we have to realize that he is the biggest star in the WWE. Miz says that he is the reason why we are here tonight. He says that he is the one talk shows want. He is the face of this company. Miz says that he is the most must see WWE Champion in its history.

Miz asks if there is a trend. It is all about him. It has always been about him and it will always be about him. Miz says that people asked him about becoming a tag champion with John Cena. Miz says that he wants the record to show that he won the tag titles, but John Cena lost them. Miz says that is exactly what he wanted to happen. Miz says that he is in the driver’s seat on this show. When John Cena is worrying about the Rock and his raps, Cena should be worried about one person, the WWE Champion.

Miz says that if the Rock and Cena want to go back and forth and back and forth, so be it. Miz says that he will beat John Cena at Wrestlemania and then he will beat the Rock. Miz repeats himself and then says that no one will ever mention them again. They will only talk about the Miz as the greatest superstar of all time.

Alex Riley gets on the mic and he tells everyone to get on their feet and show respect to the man who will main event Wrestlemania in 34 days.

That man’s music plays and John Cena comes to the ring.

Cena says that he has some important news. Cena says that he is upset because he cannot hear another word that he has to say. Cena says that the people shouldn’t have to put up with this. Cena says that the Miz is not well. Cena says that he has a Doctor’s Note and it says that Miz has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Miz is obsessed with everything. He is obsessed with being awesome, but the report says that he is average. Miz says that he is ‘must see’ but you need a microscope to see it. Miz has hundreds of cats, thousands of pairs of blue Dockers, he saves his dogs poop bags, and pees in milk jugs.

That is only the half of it. Cena says that he cannot believe that it has rubbed off on Riley because he locks himself in the closet and eats toilet paper.

Riley says that he realized why people nicknamed toilet bowls ‘johns’ because Cena is full of crap.

Cena asks Miz why people don’t take him seriously as a champ. Cena says that was awful. He tells Miz to look at Riley. He looks like a fish trying to suck up air while it dies. Cena tells Miz that he needs to do this by himself. Does Miz want to look back at his legacy and realize that he shared it with another man. Cena says that if Miz wants to be ‘must see’, he should fire Alex Riley right now so Wrestlemania can be The Miz versus John Cena.

Miz asks Cena if he is scared of Riley or is Cena trying to play mind games? Miz says that he is mentoring the next generation of WWE Superstars. He is sharing his brilliance with Riley instead of selling merchandise.

Cena suggests that Miz should announce that him and Riley are co-champions and then they are going to move in together. He says that if Miz is teaching Riley how to be a loser, he will teach him how to be a man. Cena wants a match with Alex Riley and if he wins, Riley no longer works for the Miz.

Miz says something to Riley and Miz accepts on one condition. Miz says that he will not interfere. If Riley wins, he wants Cena to publicly admit that Miz is the greatest superstar of all time because he is the Miz and he is . . .

AWESOME!!

Miz says that he has been fired, has had water thrown on him, and has been called everything and he says that he will do it if Riley can win.

We get the noise that made WWE fans furious and Cole assumes the position. And he quotes. No offense to Miz or his word, but to insure that there is no outside interference, Alex Riley versus the Miz will take place inside a steel cage. The only way to win the match is to escape the cage.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Shawn Michaels will talk about Undertaker versus Triple H.

Eve Torres joins Cole and Mathews at the announce table for

Match Number Three: Divas Battle Royal

The bell rings and after a quick elimination. Alicia Fox is eliminated. Melina does a split and Tamina goes to the apron. Melina eliminates Tamina with a forearm. Natalya misses a shoulder and she fights with Melina on the apron. Maryse eliminates Natalya and Melina. Maryse and Brie attack Gail Kim but Gail with a Yakuza kick to Maryse followed by a neck breaker to Brie. Maryse throws Gail to the mat and then Maryse picks up Gail. Maryse sets for the DDT but Gail throws her out of the ring. Maryse tries to get back into the ring and since the referees are not paying attention. Nikki is eliminated but Brie comes out from under the ring and eliminates Gail.

Winner: Nikki Bella

After the match, Eve comes into the ring and she confronts the Bellas. Nikki and Brie double team Eve and then they leave the ring.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time to see the Rock’s response to John Cena’s response to him.

We see what John Cena said last week to Rock.

Cole says that John Cena was right with what he said last week. Josh says that we are going to Rock’s home in Los Angeles.

Rock has his Cena hat on and he has a medallion. Rock mocks Cena and he says that the Rock has totally gone soft so he has to take this crap off.

FINALLY . . . The Rock has come back . . . to Monday Night Raw. Rock says that he is the champion of the people. He says that he is electrifying everyone in the HSBC Arena. FINALLY . . . the Rock has come back . . . to Buffalo. It is that electricity that is in the air and you can cut it with a night. It makes every woman with a beating heart to stop in her tracks and say that they want a piece of the Rock. It makes every man with an ounce of testosterone and say that they want to kick some candy asses. Rock says that they have the attention of John Cena.

He wants to get this straight. He makes his historic return to Raw and electrify the world. He talked from the heart to the people and he said what he thought about John Cena. He addressed John like a man, but Cena responds with a rap to him.

Rock says that Cena addressed him in the form of rap. Of course Cena did. That is how the guy in the purple shirt responds with the jean shorts and the chains. Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect. Rock says that he thought it was real funny. Rock wants to remind Cena and the world how this thing started. It started with John Cena running his mouth about the Rock. He called the Rock a liar when he said that he loved the WWE. He says that Cena said that he didn’t want the Rock jerking the fans by saying that he loved the WWE when he wasn’t coming back. Rock says that Cena insulted him and his family. Rock says that his love for the WWE is endless. He was born in the WWE. His blood is the WWE. Rock says that his grandfather is High Chief Peter Maivia. His father is Rocky Johnson. They are Hall of Famers who he inducted. Rock points out that he is standing in front of the title belts that he won. Rock says that he achieved everything he could in the WWE and he wanted more. If he made it in Hollywood outside of the WWE. It means that he opened his door for the WWE and the WWE locker room. He opened the door for John Cena. He paved the way for him. Rock says that John Cena publicly insulted and knocked the People’s Champion.

Rock says that there are consequences for running your mouth. Cena made an open plea for him to bring it. No one brings it like the Rock. Rock says that Cena has opened a door and on the other side is the Jabroni beating, pie eating, trailblazing, eyebrow raising, Cena you say what you want and you reap what you sow, but the Rock will kick your monkey ass from here to Buffalo.

The Rock is hosting Wrestlemania, but he will be addressing John Cena sooner than he thinks. The Rock electrifies all over the world. His spirit is everywhere. It is in that spirit that the People’s Champ can raise his fingers and electrify it just like ‘that’ (and the lights go out). Rock says that they will feel the electricity and meets Cena face to face, he is never alone. The Rock is with the Millions . . . and Millions of the Rock’s people bringing it to John Cena and the world. Rock says that he ain’t no rapper, but neither is Cena. He tells Cena to shut his mouth and listen to him. Rock says that he is back to scratch a major itch. He tells Cena to enjoy his Fruity Pebbles, you Yabba Dabba Bitch. The Rock will address Cena like a man. In these eyes you will be lookin’ and at that moment you will smell what the Rock is cookin’.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Did You Know that Smackdown was the most watched show on SyFy in three years.

It is time for Shawn Michaels to talk about the Taker/Triple H match. He says that when he first heard about the match, he was happy to hear that Taker might finally get his. Triple H might end the streak. You are happy and sad because you were unable to break the streak. Shawn mentions his history with both men. When you are in the ring with the Undertaker, you are at war with a legacy, not a man. Shawn says that is a huge mountain to climb. Being inside the ring with Triple H, there is a part of him that is vicious. Every time that he has been in the ring with Hunter, he has never seen any compassion in his eyes and they are friends. If there is anybody who can beat the Undertaker at Wrestlemania it is Hunter. There is a history inside every man. Shawn says that the easy answer for who he is rooting for is Triple H because he is his buddy. Shawn says that he does not know how he will react if Hunter wins.

Miz attacks Daniel Bryan and sends him into the ringside barrier. Miz with a boot to Bryan’s head. Miz kicks Bryan and chokes him. Miz kicks Bryan in the head one more time. Miz hits Bryan with the Skull Crushing Finale on the floor. Miz picks up the US Title belt

Miz says that he did that because he can. Welcome to the Miz show. He says that he is done waiting. He wants the cage lowered for the main event.

We go to commercial with the most electrifying music in sports entertainment.

Match Number Four: Alex Riley versus John Cena in an Escape Only If Riley wins, Cena admits that Miz is awesome but if Cena wins, Riley is fired Cage Match

Riley tries to escape and Cena pulls him from the turnbuckles. Cena sends Miz into the turnbuckles and then Cena chops him. Cena with a suplex on Riley. Cena with a kick to the midsection followed by a punch. Cena with a knee to the midsection followed by a gutwrench suplex. Cena goes for the door but Miz closes the door and keeps Cena from escaping. Riley attacks Cena from behind and Miz slams the door into Cena’s head.

Riley punches Cena and sends him into the cage. Riley sends Cena into the cage and then Miz wants Riley to bring Cena to his side of the cage so Cena can take a picture of Cena in the cage.

Cena sends Riley into the cage while Cole wants a copy of the photo from Miz. Miz gives something to Riley and he hits Cena with Miz’s phone. Both men are down. Riley has the door opened and Riley crawls through the door but Cena stops Riley. Miz comes over and he pulls Riley out of the door. Miz is sent into the ringside barrier and Cena puts Riley in the STF. Riley taps but it means nothing.

Riley is out cold and John Cena climbs the cage. Miz gets a chair and he waits for Cena to come down. Cena thinks of another way to get out of the cage. Miz goes to that side of the cage. Riley recovers and he gets Cena in an electric chair and hits the electric chair drop.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Riley with a drop kick to Cena. Riley punches Cena but he misses a drop kick when Cena holds on to the ropes. Cena with two flying shoulder tackles followed by the Blue Thunder Bomb and then it is time for the Five Knuckle Shuffle and the Legendary Sequence is over. Cena with an Attitude Adjustment but Riley climbs the cage instead to escape the hold. They fight on the top rope as they hold on to the cage. Cena is sent into the cage. Riley climbs to the top of the cage but he takes too long to get over the cage. Cena grabs Riley and he punches Alex on top of the cage. Riley falls into the cage and they fight on the top rope. Cena kicks Riley and then he hits a super bulldog.

Cena gets Riley up for an Attitude Adjustment and then Cena takes Miz’s phone and he takes a photo of Riley and then he drops the phone. Cena tries to go out the door and Miz blocks the door. Cena powers his way out of the door and he wins.

Winner: John Cena

After the match, Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale and then he walks away.

2013 - TNA broadcast Impact Wrestling.  Stu Carapola filed the following TV report:

Welcome to the Impact Wrestling Report on PWInsider.com!

We start off with a look back at last week, then the dumbass cameraman catches up with Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan in the parking lot. Brooke and Bubba say that Hulk is messed up really badly, but say they've done enough talking and head into the building.

Bully Ray comes out to the ring and says it's good to be back in the Impact Zone, but he's never been more pissed off in his life because of how Aces & Eights has been running roughshod for the last year. They took out Hulk, Sting, Magnus, and ruined his wedding. Last week should have been huge for TNA with the return of Hulk Hogan to the ring, but it didn't happen because of Aces & Eights, so he says to all of them, and especially Devon, he's going to get his hands on them so bad that they'll never want to set foot in a wrestling ring again. Bubba has one other man to speak to, someone Aces & Eights took out four weeks ago, and the man he'll be facing for the TNA World Title at Lockdown: Jeff Hardy. The champ makes his return to TV with the TNA World Title and the TNA No-Fly Title over his shoulders. Jeff comes out and says that never in his wildest dreams would the two of them be standing across the ring from each other getting ready to wrestle for the most important singles World Title in the industry. It means a lot at him, but Bubba doesn't feel right about this because he doesn't want to get the title shot just because he married Hulk's daughter. Hulk set up all those matches to determine a challenger and he wasn't in any of them. He's not sure this is the way he wants to face him, and he's not sure he's the right guy to face Hardy at Lockdown. Hardy says it's great to be back on Impact IN THE ZONE, and loves the fact that Hogan chose him. They do have a lot of history involving chairs, tables, and ladders, and now they take it to the cage for the World Title. At Lockdown, they're going to reinvent their history and may the best man win. Bad Influence's music hits and they come out to tell Bubba that he shouldn't feel good about this situation because he didn't earn the title shot. His daddy-in-law gave him the title shot just like he gave him his daughter. Kazarian says someone needs to rub tanning lotion on her back and tweet questionably photos of her, and it might as well be him. Daniels says that Jefferson doesn't deserve to be in the main event because he outwrestled him like he was Lou Thesz' favorite son, and the only reason he lost was because of the poisonous paint Hardy covered his skin with. Of course they want to wrestle each other so they don't have to face them, and it's time for Bad Influence to give the fans what they want, and that's PERMISSION TO WORSHIP UUUUUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSSSS. Bubba slaps the microphone out of Daniels' hand steals his appletini, spits it back into the glass, and then tells "baldy" that real men don't drink appletinis. A brawl breaks out, and I think we just found out what our main event is. Sure enough, Bubba says that he and Jeff Hardy will wrestle them tonight. So Hulk gave him matchmaking priveleges, too?

Tonight: the teams in Lethal Lockdown will be announced, Gut Check returns, and Velvet Sky defends her newly won Knockouts Title against former champion Tara...NEXT!

Sting is sitting in Hogan's office while Brutus Magnus explains to him why he should be on the Lethal Lockdown team. Magnus says TNA took a chance on him when he was barely more than a kid, Sting took care of him, and now he wants to pay that back. He's not just on Team TNA, he's on Team Sting. Sting strokes his goatee thoughtfully as we head back to the ring for our first match of the evening.

Knockouts Title Match: Velvet Sky vs Tara

Gail Kim iks at the broadcast booth to observe since she's getting the next title shot against the winner of this match. Tara goes right after Velvet as the bell rings, bulling her into the corner and ramming shoulderblocks to her breadbasket, then tossing her across the ring by her hair. Tara whips Velvet hard into the corner, charges into her boots, then tries a third charge and Velvet dodges and takes her out with a clothesline. Velvet with a flying headscissors, Jesse grabs at Velvet's ankle from the floor, and both Velvet and Taryn Terrell turn around to yell at him. Tara tries a cheapshot while Velvet's back is turned, but Velvet ducks the shot and nails Tara with one of her own. She makes a cover and Jesse drags Velvet out of the ring to save Tara, and this time Tara gets the cheapshot. Terrell sees him interfere and ejects him from ringside, and Velvet spears Tara while she was distracted and hits In Your Face for the win.

Winner: Velvet Sky

That was kind of short. So it's Gail vs Velvet for the title, and wasn't it Velvet that Gail beat for the title when she came back last year?

Austin Aries is backstage on his phone telling Bobby Roode he needs to get to the building for their photo shoot, but Roode lets him in on the fact that they'll be defending their title in a three way match againsr Daniels & Kazarian and Chavo Guerrero Jr and Hernandez at Lockdown. Speaking of Chavo and Hernandez, they come in and tell Aries that they heard him saying he could beat anyone by himself, so he can wrestle Hernandez tonight.

The Mystery Cameraman catches Kenny King backstage and asks him where he goes from here now that he lost to Rob Van Dam again, and King says he's going to talk to Rob Van Dam. King storms into RVD's locker room and demand another title shot, RVD doesn't want to give it to him because he's already beaten him so many times, but eventually gives King his title shot and says that this is absolutely his last chance.

Austin Aries vs Hernandez

Hernandez backs Aries to the corner and breaks clean, but Aries showboats and acts like he's not intimidated. Aries dances around Hernandez and takes him down, but Hernandez blocks a hiptoss and launches Aries across the ring with a hiptoss of his own and clotheslines Aries out to the floor. Hernandez goes for the big dive, Aries shoulderblocks him in the gut and sunset flips in, Hernandez yanks Aries to his feet by the neck and bowls him over with a full body tackle. Aries tries diving off the second rope, Hernandez catches him in midair, Aries goes to the eyes and dumps Hernandez out to the floor, then follows him out with a suicide dive. Aries goes back inside and comes off the top rope with a Randy Savage double axhandle, then brings Hernandez back inside. Aries tries a frogsplash, Hernandez moves out of the way and skins the cat to the top rope, then takes Aries out with a flying shoulderblock. Hernandez press slams Aries about eight feet into the air, goes for the Border Toss, Aries escapes and goes for the IED, Hernandez stops that cold by flattening Aries with the Pounce. Aries grabs his belt and tries to escape up the ramp, but Hernandez comes aftrer him and dumps him back in the ring. Aries tries to hand him the belt to make peace, but the referee grabs the belt and brings it back to the timekeeper, allowing Aries to pull a chain out of his tights, knock Hernandez out with it (stuffing it in Hernandez' tights afterward), and covers for the win.

Winner: Austin Aries

Joseph Park is in Hogan's office sucking down a plate of ribs Sting bought him (so that he now knows what ribs are), and Park says he knows Sting needs team members, and even though he's just a greenhorn, he wants to join Team TNA at Lockdown. Sting tells Park he'll think about it and goes tearing out into the hallway to say he knows Matt Morgan is looking for opportunities, and asks him to join Team TNA at Lockdown. Morgan says he knows Hogan put him up to this, and doesn't want to associate with anyone associated with Hogan and says no.

X Division Title Match: Rob Van Dam vs Kenny King

Uh oh, Kenny King is already in the ring as we come back from commercial. Hope that's a fakeout! They have a fast paced, back and forth sequence to start the match until RVD planted King in the mat with an extremely high angle German suplex. King backed off to the corner to create a little space, and RVD made the mistake of turning his back to King and got nailed from behind. RVD fell out to the floor, but dodged a dive from King and took him out with a leaping thrust kick from the apron. RVD slung King over the guardrail and hit the spinning leg lariat off the apron as we go to commercial.

We're back, and King has the advantage and hits a snap suplex, rolls through, and drills RVD with several mounted right hands before covering for 2. King charges RVD in the corner, RVD gets the boot up and a bodyscissors cradle for 2. RVD with a series of clotheslines and the rolling monkey flip, King lands on his feet and RVD takes him out with a charging leg lariat. RVD hits Rolling Thunder and goes for the 450 splash, King moves out of the way and RVD hits the mat, King gets a deep cradle and RVD might or might not have kicked out at 2.99999 (it was really close), but it didn't matter because he followed right up with the Royal Flush and got the win.

Winner and NEW X Division Champion: Kenny King

King finally wins the title, and RVD looks shocked that he lost.

Sting catches up backstage with Kurt Angle, who looks at Sting's list of people he wants to ask to join the Lockdown team. Angle looks shocked at one of Sting's picks, but Sting says desperate times call for desperate measures.

We look back at last week when Aces & Eights attacked Hulk Hogan and injured him badly enough that he required surgery, then Aces & Eights come out to the ring so Devon can say that he doesn't know what Hogan's thinking, but everyone else has obviously been drinking his Kool Aid. Aces & Eights is the team that will dominate TNA in 2013, because Doc, Knox, Anderson, and Bischoff will join him in Lethal Lockdown and shetter their dreams. It's going to be no different than Bound For Glory, because they're going to reign supreme again at Lockdown, and the only difference is that this time, Sting's leading his team to the slaughter. Sting comes out to the top of the ramp and introduces his team: Samoa Joe, James Storm, and...ERIC YOUNG!!! HE'S BACK!!! EY comes out of the crowd and jumps Aces & Eights from behind, kicking off a 5-on-5 brawl as Team TNA sends Aces & Eights packing.

The Gut Check returns tonight between two would-be Knockouts. One of them is Ivalice Velez, an MMA enthusiast from Puerto Rico. She actually sacrificed her relationship with her mother for a time because her mother didn't approve of her going into wrestling, and it took time to mend that fence because she was basically living on the streets at that point in her life. She knows she's the hottest diva talent in the business today, and she's going to take her spot tonight in the Gut Check.

Aces & Eights is in the parking lot and seem way too angry over having to fight Eric Young, but Kurt Angle is stalking them and tells the cameraman to follow him.

Before we find out what Krazy Kurt's up to, we take a look at Lei'd Tapa, the other contestant in tonight's Gut Check. She's from Tonga and is the Barbarian's niece, and she wants to win the competition and make her uncle proud.

Gut Check: Ivalice Velez vs Lei'd Tapa

Tapa is MUCH bigger than Velez, and easily shrugs off everything Velez tries, lifting her off the mat by the throat and tossing her to the mat. Tapa tries to grab her again, but Velez catches her in a front guillotine choke. Tapa isn't out yet, picking Velez up and trying for a TKO, but Velez slips out and catches Tapa in a sleeper. Tapa escapes that too and takes Velez' head off with a big superkick, then turns her inside out with a clothesline. Tapa with a hard bodyslam, Velez tries punching Tapa in the ribs, but Tapa headbutts her down and stops to yell at the fans. Tapa whips Velez hard into the corner, then does it a second time. Velez dodges a charge and hits a tornado DDT through the ropes, and Tapa is finally down. Velez hits a pair of clotheslines and a flying headscissors, but Tapa picks her up like she's nothing and hits a Samoan Drop. She makes a lax cover and Velez kicks out at 2. Tapa stops to argue with the referee and gives Velez just enough time to get Tapa in a front guillotine choke. Tapa tries to fight and nearly gets off the mat a couple of times, but eventually is forced to tap out.

Winner: Ivalice Velez

This was excellent! They did a great job and told a story with their match instead of using their time as an opportunity to just throw out every spot they do in every match. TNA should hire both these girls, they're both way better than Taeler Hendrix and can breathe some much needed life into a Knockouts division that's revolved around the same five or six girls for the last year.

Austin Aries walks in on Jeff Hardy doing squats and give him some pointers, then says that he knows they haven't always been best friends, but he's pulling for Hardy because Bubba is the golden child, and now Hardy knows how it feels to face the golden child. Aries hopes he overcomes the odds like he wasn't able to, and wishes him luck tonight and at Lockdown.

TNA recently sent their cameras to the home of AJ Styles and his wife talks about meeting him in high school when he was a big bully who wrestled and played football, and how she started to doubt his faithfulness during the whole Claire Lynch thing. AJ's best friend says he's not the guy he used to know, and that he needs to take care of his family. AJ's wife can't continue the interview because this is just too personal, and AJ gets home on his dirt bike looking like he spent the week on the road with Sunny. He says TNA just doesn't get it, and he gets back on his bike and rides away.

We look back at the recent dissension between Robbie E and Robbie T, then E is in the ring saying there are times a bro needs to admit there's a bigger bro. He asks T to come out to the ring so he can say that he wants to admit he was wrong and that T is the better bro. He wants to have one last Bro Off for old time's sake, T is reluctant but gives him a fist pound. E hits the music and E starts broing down. T doesn't want to bro, but E reminds him that he's the Bro Off Champion, so he's realized that T's the one who deserves the spotlight. He's going to leave the ring and give the fans what they want, so the music and lights hit again, and T tears his shirt off and flexes, but the big moron didn't realize he was being led on and E takes a poster and smashes it over T's head. E celebrates, but T no-sells, tears the poster off his head and smashes it, and screams at E as he heads for the hills.

Bully Ray is backstage pumping iron when Austin Aries comes in and tells Bubba that he's pulling for him. Bubba tells him to cut the crap because Aries isn't going to stir him up. Aries is one of the best wrestlers in the world and is one half of the tag champions, and he knows something about that belt, but he tells Aries to get used to it because he's not winning the World Title anytime soon since Bubba's winning it. He tells Aries to get out of his face, Aries says okay and to tell Brooke hi for him, and Bubba calls him a wiseass.

We finally get back to Kurt Angle, who says that if Aces & Eights wants a fight, they've got one. He seems to have tailed them back to their clubhouse (which appears to be a building on the Universal Studios property) and walks inside. Before we can find out his fate, we head to the ring for MAIN EVENT TIME!

Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian vs Bully Ray & TNA World Champion Jeff Hardy

Daniels and Bubba start us off, Daniels showboats and Bubba takes his head off with a clothesline. Kazarian tries to sneak in and gets backdropped into next week, but provides enough of a distraction for Daniels to nail Bubba from behind. They Gangnam Style dance before getting taken out by a double clothesline from Bubba, who then does a dance of his own before taking both of them out with Dusty elbows. Hardy clotheslines Daniels to the floor and then hit a double team neckbreaker Dudley Boyz style as we go to commercial.

We're back, and Bad Influence is still on the receiving end of a beating from Hardy and Bubba. Hardy springboards off Bubba to hit Poetry In Motion, then Hardy whips Bubba into splashes on both men in the corner. Daniels and Kazarian do something I don't quite catch while I was typing that last sentence and turn the tide, Daniels hits a clothesline, and Kazarian hits a springboard legdrop on Hardy for 2. Daniels holds Hardy in a side suplex position so Kazarian can nail him with a springboard guillotine legdrop. Hardy hits Daniels with the Whisper In The Wind, then gets to his corner and makes the hot tag so Bubba can come in and clean house on both opponents. Bubba with a uranage on Daniels for 2, then he tosses Kazarian off the top rope and side suplexes Daniels for 2. Bubba dumps Kazarian to the floor and slams Daniels so Hardy can hit the Swanton, but Kazarian jumps on the apron and shoves Hardy off the top rope, allowing Daniels to nail Bubba and hit an STO on Hardy for 2. Bubba big boots Kazarian and then picks Daniels up and hits an electric chair so Hardy can hit him with the Swanton for the win.

Winners: Jeff Hardy & Bully Ray

Decent main event, Bubba and Hardy made Daniels and Kazarian look like a couple of jobbers, but whatever.

We head back to the Aces & Eights clubhouse where Angle fights his way into their boardroom and dukes it out with the Vice President. Angle smashes a beer bottle over the VP's head and knocks him out, then decides to find out who he really is and pulls his mask off. We don't see who's under the mask because he's unconscious under a table, but Angle goes "Holy shit!" and then asks whoever it is how he could do this. Before he can get any answers, the rest of the gang runs in and beats Angle down as we call it a night.

Thanks for reading the Impact Wrestling Report, I'll be back tomorrow to discuss Impact and more with Dave Scherer on the Stu & Pid Show!

2014 - SHINE 17 was held in Tampa, FL.  Richard Trionfo filed the following live report:

Welcome to PWInsider.com’s coverage of Shine 17 from the Orpheum in Ybor City, Florida. Tonight’s show features an eight team tournament to crown the first Shine Tag Team Championship. In addition, Ivelisse has her first title defense against Mercedes Martinez. Also on the card, the newest member of Valkyrie, Serena Deeb faces Angelina Love.

 

Match Number One: Made in Sin (Allysin Kay and Taylor Made [with April Hunter]) versus West Coast Connection (Tracy Taylor and Su Yung) in a Bracket A Semifinal Match

 

(for those of you following the play by play, all references to ‘Taylor’ are for Taylor Made, not Tracy Taylor)

Taylor and Tracy start things off and Tracy with a waist lock. Taylor with a standing switch into a side head lock. Tracy with a take down into a single leg crab. Tracy with a front face lock but Allysin tags in and she sends Tracy to the mat by the hair and she gets a near fall.

Tracy with a wrist lock but Allysin pulls the hair and she takes Tracy down and gets a near fall. Allysin wants a test of strength and Kay tries to punch Tracy but Tracy blocks it. Tracy with a side head lock and Su tags in and she gets a near fall with a rollup. Allysin charges at Su and Su ducks down and Allysin goes to the floor. Su with a cannonball off the apron.

Su rolls Allysin in and Taylor tags in. They lock up and Su works on the arm. Tracy tags in and Taylor gets away. Taylor and Su with arm drags to Allysin and Sue. Tracy with a surfboard on Taylor but Taylor gets to the ropes.

Tracy with a drop toe hold and Taylor gets to the ropes and then rolls to the apron. Taylor goes to the floor and Su tags in. Allysin knocks Su off the apron and the referee warns Allysin as she is escorted back to her corner. Taylor pulls Su back in and Allysin tags in. Allysin with kicks to Su. Allysin stretches Su and pulls the hair for extra leverage. Allysin gets a near fall.

Taylor tags back in and she kicks Su and then she starts to work on the leg. Taylor chokes Su and the referee warns Taylor. Taylor gets a near fall and she yells at the referee for a slow count. Allysin tags back in and she punches Su. Allysin spits at Tracy and then she slaps Su. Taylor comes in and they kick Su. Allysin can only get a near fall because the referee was out of position.

Allysin with an Irish whip and a splash into the corner. Taylor tags in and Taylor sends Su towards Allysin but Allysin misses a boot and Tracy tags in. Tracy takes care of Allysin and Taylor. Tracy with a power slam on Allysin but Taylor breaks up the cover. Su with Cradle Shock on Taylor but Allysin is the legal one in the matc and she hits a discus clothesline on Tracy for a near fall.

Tracy with a Rough Rider for a near fall. Su tags in and punches Allysin. Su with an atomic drop and then she puts Allysin in the Tree of Woe. Su with kicks to the back followed by a hesitation drop kick. April pulls Tracy off the apron and April claims that she slipped. Allysin with a forearm and then Taylor and Allysin hit a double team move for the three count.

 

Winners: Made in Sin (Allysin Kay and Taylor Made [with April Hunter]) (Advance to Bracket A finals)

 

Match Number Two: S-N-S Express (Sassy Stephie and Jessie Belle Smothers [with Nevaeh]) versus MsEERIE (MsChif and Christina Von Eerie) in a Bracket B Semifinal Match

 

MsChif and Smothers start things off and Smothers with a rollup for a near fall. Smothers turns around into a scream from MsChif and Smothers is hesitant for a moment. MsChif with a drop toe hold and then she rolls up Smothers with a leg submission and a modified Muta Lock. Smothers bites the hand and Stephie tags in. MsChif with a knee and Von Eerie tags in. Von Eerie and MsChif alternate head butts and Von Eerie gets a near fall.

Von Eerie with a snap mare and kick to the back for a near fall. Stephie with punches but Von Eerie with forearms. They go back and forth with forearms. Von Eerie with a cobra clutch and she takes Stephie to the mat. Von Eerie with a Downward Spiral for a near fall. MsChif tags in and they hit a double suplex on Stephie.

Von Eerie with a drop toe hold to Smothers and then Von Eerie puts Smothers in a Scorpion while MsChif has Stephie in a submission hold. MsChif with forearms. Stephie with an Irish whip but MsChif with an elbow. Nevaeh grabs MsChif’s leg and Stephie chokes MsChif in the corner.

Stephie with a reverse chin lock on MsChif. Stephie sends MsChif to the mat and Smothers tags back in and she tries for a suplex but MsChif blocks it and she gets a near fall with a small packages. Smother chokes MsChif in the ropes and then sends her face first into the mat. Smothers gets a near fall. Smothers chokes MsChif in the ropes and when the referee deals with Smothers, Nevaeh chokes MsChif.

Smothers with a front face lock. Smothers tells the referee to check on the turnbuckles and that allows Smothers to choke MsChif. Stephie comes in and she applies a reverse chin lock. MsChif gets a near fall. Stephie takes MsChif down by the hair and then she applies a chin lock submission. Stephie with a forearm to the back. Smothers prevents the referee from seeing a tag and Stephie sends MsChif into the turnbuckles. Smothers tags in and they send MsChif into the turnbuckles. Stephie with a knee to the midsection followed by a knee from Smothers.

Smothers stretches MsChif but MsChif gets to her feet and she hits a jawbreaker. Smothers with a clothesline for a near fall. MsChif and Smothers exchange near falls. Smothers slams MsChif face first into the mat. Nevaeh chokes MsChif while the referee deals with Von Eerie.

MsChif with a backslide for a near fall. Smothers kicks MsChif in the face and Stephie tags in. MsChif with a rollup for a near fall. Stephie with a side head lock and he taunts Von Eerie on the apron. Smothers tags in and she connects with an elbow drop. Smothers with an Irish whip and shoulders to the midsection in the corner.

Smothers mocks Von Eerie on the apron and MsChif moves and Smothers hits the ring post. MsChif with a near fall and both women are down. Stephie and Von Eerie tag in and Von Eerie with a clothesline and head butt. Von Eerie with a head scissors followed by a running boot to the head. Von Eerie with a Regalplex for a near fall.

MsChif sends Smothers to the floor. Von Eerie with a kick and MsChif with a senton. Von Eerie gets a near fall when Nevaeh trips the referee. MsChif keeps Von Eerie from hitting the referee. Stephie hits Kiss My Sass while Smothers hits a drop kick and Nevaeh pulls MsChif off the apron to get the three count.

 

Winners: S-N-S Express (Sassy Stephie and Jessie Belle Smothers [with Nevaeh]) (Advance to the Bracket B finals)

 

Match Number Three: Malia Hosaka and Brandi Wine versus The Buddy System (Heidi Lovelace and Solo Darling [with Daffney and Kimberly]) in a Bracket A Semifinal Match

 

Hosaka refuses to get on the apron or in the ring and the referee warns her.

Malia throws Kimberly’s thing across the ring and to the floor. Malia and Solo start and they lock up. Solo with a wrist lock but Malia with a single leg take down. Malia with a step over toe hold but Solo kicks her away. Solo with an arm drag into an arm bar. Malia pulls Solo by the hair. Solo with an arm drag to the mat.

Heidi tags in and she head butts the arm and returns to the wrist lock. Malia with a punch. Heidi with a wheelbarrow into an arm drag. Heidi with another arm drag into an arm bar. Malia with a head scissors but Heidi gets to the ropes. Brandi punches Heidi from the apron.

Heidi with a wrist lock and Solo tags in. Malia pulls Solo by the hair and takes her to the mat but Solo gets to her feet. Malia sends Solo into Brandi’s boot in the corner. Solo tries for a wheelbarrow move but Malia with a full nelson and a snap mare. Brandi tags in and she punches and kicks Solo. Brandi with a snap mare and drop kick to the back. Brandi stretches Solo.

Solo with a head butt, but Brandi with a punch. Brandi chokes Solo and puts her on the turnbuckles. Solo with punches from the turnbuckles followed by an arm drag. Brandi punches Solo and then she hits Heidi on the apron. Brandi with a camel clutch. Brandi with a double leg take down followed by a leg drop to the midsection.

Malia tags in and she punches Solo in the ribs. Malia with a flying forearm and she knocks Heidi off the apron. Malia sends Solo into the turnbuckles and chokes her in front of Heidi who is still on the floor. Malia uses Kimberly’s other Thing to choke Solo.

Malia with a side head lock and Brandi distracts the referee when a tag was made. Brandi comes in and Malia slaps Solo from the apron. Brandi with a snap mare and reverse chin lock. Brandi sends Solo to the mat after Solo misses a punch. Malia tags in and she chokes Solo with the tag rope but the referee does not see it at first.

Malia works on Solo’s back. Malia takes the rope again and chokes Solo. The referee sends Heidi to the apron and Brandi with a slam and leg drop for a near fall. Brandi with a bow and arrow on Solo. Malia joins in and the referee warns Malia. The referee makes sure that Heidi holds on to the tag rope while Malia and Brandi go for a double gourdbuster.

Brandi stands on Solo’s back while Malia stomps on Kimberly’s Thing. Brandi with an elbow drop while Malia and Brandi continue the attack on the Thing. Meanwhile, Heidi tags in and she clotheslines Brandi and Malia. Heather with back elbows and an enzuigiri to Brandi for a near fall.

Heidi and Solo go for a double side Russian leg sweep but Malia attacks Solo. Heidi catapults Brandi towards Daffney and Daffney punches Brandi and Heidi gets the three count.

 

Winners: The Buddy System (Heidi Lovelace and Solo Darling [with Daffney and Kimberly]) (Advance to face Made in Sin in Bracket A Finals)

 

Match Number Four: Kimber Bomb (Kimber Lee and Cherry Bomb) versus Lucha Sisters (Mia Yim and Leva) in a Bracket B Semifinal Match

 

Leva and Cherry start things off. Cherry tells Leva she is not Lucha or Hulk Hogan (since Leva and Mia are wearing Luchamania shirts). They lock up to a stalemate. Leva starts to gesture like Hulk Hogan to get the crowd behind them. Cherry wants a test of strength but Leva with an arm bar. Mia tags in and she kicks Cherry in the arm. Mia with a forearm and Leva tags in.

Leva with a snap mare or two. Mia tags back in and she kicks Cherry in the ribs. Mia sends Cherry into the turnbuckles. Leva tags back in and she puts Cherry in a side head lock. Cherry with a reversal and side head lock take down. Leva with a head scissors and Mia tags in and she kicks Cherry in the back. Mia with a wrist lock but Cherry with a knee.

Kimber Lee tags in and Mia with an arm drag. Leva with a body scissors and Mia with a kick that allows Leva to get a near fall. Leva with an arm drag using the ropes for extra momentum. Cherry tags in and she kicks Leva. Cherry Irish whips Leva into Kimber Lee for a boot. Kimber Lee with a bicycle kick and Cherry gets a near fall.

Kimber Lee tags in and she hits Leva with a forearm to the back. Kimber Lee with chops in the corner. Leva chops back but Kimber with a clothesline. Cherry tags back in and she kicks Leva. Cherry with a forearm and the referee is busy with Mia so he does not see the cover. Cherry with forearms to Leva while in a mount position. Leva with a sunset flip but Mia was distracting the referee.

Kimber tags back in and she Irish whips Leva. Mia distracts the referee and Cherry and Kimber with splashes into the corner. Kimber stomps a mudhole in Leva’s chest. Leva with a rollup for a near fall. Kimber with a boot to Leva. Cherry tags back in and connects with a double sledge to the back. Cherry with a snap mare into a reverse chin lock. Cherry pulls Leva to the mat and she gets a near fall.

Cherry kicks Leva while Mia tries to get involved. Cherry gets a near fall. Cherry sends Leva into the turnbuckles. Kimber tags back in and she runs Leva’s face across the top rope. Kimber chokes Leva in the corner and runs her eyes across the top rope again. Cherry tags in and they hit a double suplex and Cherry gets a near fall. Kimber with a forearm to Mia.

Leva with a super kick to Cherry but Cherry kicks back. Mia and Kimber with German suplexes and then Mia and Kimber with boots that knock each other down. Mia and Kimber tag in and Mia with a head scissors and savate kick followed by a drop kick. Cherry tags in and Mia with a back heel kick. Mia with a camel clutch and Leva with a kick to the head. Mia gets a near fall.

Leva is sent to the floor by Kimber. Mia goes for Angel’s Wings but Kimber blocks it. Cherry with a running Death Valley Driver and Kimber with a swanton but Leva breaks up the cover. Cherry has a super kick blocked and Leva sends Cherry’s boot into Kimber. Mia with a Package Piledriver on Kimber for the three count.

 

Winners: Lucha Sisters (Mia Yim and Leva) (Advance to face S-N-S Express in the Bracket B Finals)

 

Match Number Five: Serena Deeb (with April Hunter) versus Angelina Love

 

Serena takes her time to get out of the corner. They lock up and Serena takes Angelina to the mat. Angelina returns the favor and Serena gets to the ropes. Angelina releases the hold. They lock up again and Serena with a waist lock. Angelina with a standing switch and hammer lock. Serena backs Angelina into the corner and Serena uses her rear end. Serena with an arm wringer and wrist lock into a top wrist lock. Angelina with a wrist lock and she avoids a reversal attempt by Deeb. Angelina takes Serena to the mat as she holds on to the wrist lock.

Serena with a kick to the midsection and she works on the wrist. Angelina with a kick and hip toss. Angelina with arm drags and a kick to the midsection. Angelina with a snap mare and drop kick for a near fall. Angelina with a side head lock. Serena tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Angelina counters into a side head lock take down.

Angelina holds on to the hair to maintain the side head lock when Serena tries for an Irish whip. Angelina with a shoulder tackle or two. Angelina with a kick and a knee lift. Angelina with a standing power slam for a near fall. Angelina with a front face lock but Serena backs Angelina into the corner.

Serena with a punch followed by kicks in the corner. Serena with a kick to Angelina but Angelina punches Serena. Serena with a kick to Angelina and then she starts to work on the back. Serena kicks and punches Angelina from a mount position and she gets a near fall. Serena puts Angelina in the ropes and she chokes her.

Serena gets a near fall. Serena with shoulders in the corner. Serena with a back rake but Angelina with punches. Serena with a forearm and she returns to the back. Serena gets a near fall. Serena tries for a suplex but Angelina blocks it. Angelina with an inside cradle for a near fall. Angelina with a rollup for a near fall.

Serena runs Angelina into the corner and kicks her. Serena with a full nelson on Angelina. Angelina gets to her feet and she escapes the hold with elbows but Serena with a cravate. Serena with a facebuster followed by an attempted Death Valley Driver but Angelina counters with a DDT and both women are down.

They exchange forearms from their knees. They get back to their feet and Angelina with a series of forearms. Angelina with a flying clothesline and back elbow followed by a spinning heel kick. Angelina with a neck breaker for a near fall. Angelina gets another near fall. Serena with shoulders to the midsection and then Serena gets Angelina on her shoulders again but Angelina with elbows and a bicycle kick.

April gets on the apron to distract the referee. Angelina argues with the referee and Serena goes for a spear on Angelina but Angelina moves and the referee gets speared. Angelina with a bicycle kick but the referee is still down.

Angelina checks on the referee and April grabs Angelina and drops her on the top rope. Serena with a spear on Angelina and the referee recovers to make the three count.

 

Winner: Serena Deeb

 

After the match, Serena with a full nelson using the legs while Taylor and Allysin come to the ring. They circle Angelina and then all four kick Angelina. Solo Darling and Heidi Lovelace come to the ring and they attack Made In Sin.

 

Match Number Six: Bracket A Finals Match: Made in Sin (Allysin Kay and Taylor Made [with April Hunter and Serena Deeb]) versus The Buddy System (Heidi Lovelace and Solo Darling [with Daffney and Kimberly])

 

Heidi and Solo avoid being sent into each other and then Solo and Heidi send Allysin into Taylor. Made In Sin go to the floor to regroup.

Allysin puts Heidi in the tree of woe when she goes up top. Allysin with punches to the midsection while Taylor pulls Solo out of the ring. Allsyin with knees to Heidi. Allysin gets a near fall. Taylor tags in and she kicks and chokes Heidi. Taylor runs her boot across the face and then Solo distracts the referee long enough to allow a double team. Taylor with a baseball slide to Heidi followed by a near fall.

Allysin tags in and they make a wish. Allysin kicks Heidi in the ribs. Allysin works on the neck and then she hits a suplex for a near fall. Allysin with punches. Heidi punches back but Allysin with a forearm to the back. Taylor tags back in and she connects with a shot to the back. Taylor with a codebreaker for a near fall. Taylor with forearms to Heidi. Allysin tags back in and she makes a Jericho cover but the referee did not see it.

Allysin with a near fall. Allysin taunts Heidi but Heidi slaps Allysin and connects with an enzuigiri. Both women are down. Allysin reaches for the wrong corner and that allows Solo to make the tag as well as Taylor. Solo with double sledges followed by a flying clothesline. Taylor with a spinebuster. Solo and Heidi with a double stroke when the referee did not see the double team and Solo gets a near fall.

Heidi is sent to the floor and Taylor and Allysin hit The Eighth Deadly for the three count.

 

Winners: Made in Sin (Allysin Kay and Taylor Made [with April Hunter and Serena Deeb]) (Advance to the Finals)

 

After the match, Stephie, Nevaeh, and Jessie attack Solo and Heidi.

Leva and Mia come to the ring and the S-N-S Express leave the ring.

 

Match Number Seven: Bracket B Finals Match: S-N-S Express (Sassy Stephie and Jessie Belle Smothers [with Nevaeh]) versus Lucha Sisters (Mia Yim and Leva)

 

Mia and Stephie start things off and they lock up. They roll around the ring while locked up. Each tries for a collar and elbow take down but they continue with the hold. Stephie with a wrist lock. Mia with a cartwheel and reversal. Mia with a hammer lock into a side head lock. Stephie with a reversal and take down. Mia with a head scissors.

Stephie slaps Mia but Mia with knees and a round kick. Mia gets a near fall. Stephie with shoulders in the corner and then Smothers tags in and she chokes Mia in the corner. Stephie chokes Mia while the referee deals with Leva and Smothers on the other side of the ring. Smothers with a camel clutch and Stephie tags in and applies a side head lock.

Stephie sends Mia to the mat to stop her attempt to get out of the hold. Stephie works on the neck and then she drives Mia’s head into the mat. Stephie with a near fall. Stephie with a snap mare and she tags Smothers back into the match. They send Mia into the turnbuckles and then Stephie and Smothers with splashes into the corner. Smothers gets a near fall.

Smothers sends Mia into the turnbuckles and kicks her followed by a snap mare and kick to the back for a near fall. Stephie with an Irish whip and she misses a charge into the corner. Leva tags in and then they work over Stephie and hit a double stomp followed by a drop kick but the referee is dealing with Smothers and misses a cover.

Leva with a forearm and rollup followed by a round kick for a near fall. Smothers clotheslines Leva from the apron while the referee was not looking. Smothers makes the tag and she kicks Leva in the back. Smotehrs stands on Leva in the corner. Smothers distracts the referee and Stephie chokes Leva.

Smothers gets a near fall. Smothers chokes Leva and gives her a back rake. Smothers knocks Mia off the apron and Stephie and Smothers double team Leva. Leva with a sunset flip for a near fall. Stephie with a clothesline for a near fall. Stephie with a bridge for a near fall. Stephie sends Leva into the turnbuckles. Stephie puts Leva on the turnbuckles and then she connects with forearms. Leva with forearms to knock Stephie off the turnbuckles. Smothers pushes Leva to the mat. Leva with a baseball slide to Stephie.

The referee starts his count. Mia and Smothers tag in and Mia with a clothesline and drop kick followed by a back heel kick. Mia with a gutwrench suplex for a near fall. Leva sends Stephie to the floor. Mia with a reverse atomic drop and then Mia holds Smothers for a kick from Leva for a near fall. Leva with a cannonball off the apron onto Stephie and Nevaeh. Mia hits a 450 splash for the three count.

 

Winners: Lucha Sisters (Mia Yim and Leva) (Advance to Finals against Made in Sin)

 

Match Number Eight: Shine Championship Match: Ivelisse versus Mercedes Martinez

 

They lock up and Ivelisse with a waist lock but Martinez with a single leg take down. Ivelisse with a hammer lock into a side head lock. Martinez escapes and has Ivelisse in a hammer lock. Martinez with a punch. Ivelisse with a single leg take down but Martinez gets to the ropes. Ivelisse with a reverse chin lock into a side head lock. Ivelisse with a take down but Martinez with a cross arm breaker attempt but Ivelisse stops her from fully locking in the hold.

Ivelisse with a hammer lock. Ivelisse gets a near fall and so does Martinez. Martinez with a front face lock. Ivelisse goes for the leg and she applies a bow and arrow. Ivelisse with a front face lock and she gets a near fall. Martinez with a snap mare for a near fall and she applies a front face lock of her own. Ivelisse with a wrist lock and she kicks Martinez in the back. Martinez with a punch and a side head lock.

Ivelisse with a take down for a near fall. Martinez holds on to the side head lock. Martinez with a reverse chin lock. Ivelisse with an arm drag into a side head lock. Ivelisse with an arm bar. Ivelisse with a side head lock. Martinez with punches to try to get out of the hold but Ivelisse uses the ropes to hold on to the head lock and she takes Martinez to the mat. Martinez with punches and a side head lock and take down.

Ivelisse with a head scissors and she pushes up to add more pressure. Martinez punches Ivelisse but Ivelisse kicks Martinez. They lock up again and Martinez with punches to the back and a front face lock. Martinez with a wrist lock but Ivelisse with punches and arm drags. Ivelisse misses a charge into the corner and Martinez with a shot to Ivelisse. Ivelisse with a head scissors for a near fall.

Martinez with a choke slam for a near fall. Martinez punches Ivelisse and the referee warns her. Martinez sends Ivelisse into the turnbuckles and she chops Ivelisse. Martinez with shoulders in the corner. Martinez with another chop and she tries for the fisherman’s buster but Ivelisse drops to a knee to block the hold. Martinez with a boot to the abdomen.

Martinez sends Ivelisse into the turnbuckles and she punches Ivelisse. Martinez with another punch and then she kicks Ivelisse. Martinez with a punch and forearms in the corner. Martinez misses a splash when Ivelisse goes to the apron. Ivelisse with kicks to Martinez from the apron. Both women are on the apron and Ivelisse runs into a super kick from Martinez.

Ivelisse falls to the floor while Martinez collapses on the apron. They return to the ring and Ivelisse with punches and forearms. Martinez with a right hand that sends Ivelisse to the mat and Martinez chokes Ivelisse. Martinez with a dragon sleeper but Ivelisse gets to her feet and she connects with knees. Ivelisse counters into an octopus but Martinez with elbows to the ribs to get out of the hold.

Ivelisse misses an enzuigiri. Ivelisse with kicks to the leg followed by an enzuigiri from the mat for a near fall. Ivelisse with a kick to the midsection and Martinez with a wheelbarrow suplex and both women are down. Martinez gets a near fall. Martinez gets to her feet first and she goes for the Fisherman’s buster but Ivelisse blocks it. Ivelisse with kicks to Martinez followed by slaps. Ivelisse with a back heel kick and a rolling mare into a round kick for a near fall.

Ivelisse picks Martinez up and connects with forearms Martinez with a back elbow and Saito suplex but Martinez cannot capitalize. Martinez gets a near fall. Martinez sends Ivelisse to the apron and Ivelisse with a kick and DDT from the apron for a near fall. Ivelisse with a guillotine choke.

Martinez is about to pass out but she gets a second wind and gets to her feet and hits a fisherman’s suplex and both are down. Martinez gets a near fall. Martinez sends Ivelisse into the turnbuckles and she connects with a series of forearms and a chop. Martinez with a running boot to the head. Martinez tries for another charge into the corner but Ivelisse counters and hits Code Red for the three count.

 

Winner: Ivelisse

 

After the match, Valkyrie attacks Ivelisse. Martinez does nothing to help Ivelisse. Martinez returns to the ring and she does take care of the members of Valkyrie. Martinez with a spinebuster to Deeb before kicking her out of the ring.

Martinez and Ivelisse back into each other and Martinez offers her hand. Ivelisse shakes her hand.

Before our main event, Lexie Fyfe brings the Shine Tag Title Belts into the ring to display them to the crowd in the Orpheum.

 

Match Number Nine: Shine Tag Team Championship Match: Bracket A Winner (Made in Sin (Allysin Kay and Taylor Made [with April Hunter and Serena Deeb])) versus Bracket B Winner (Lucha Sisters (Mia Yim and Leva))

 

Mia and Taylor start things off and they lock up to a stalemate. Allysin tags in and so does Leva. They lock up and Allysin backs Leva into the corner and Leva climbs onto the turnbuckles. Mia distracts Allysin and Leva with an arm drag. Allysin wants Mia to come into the ring. All four women are in the ring and Taylor and Allysin demand silence.

Allysin and Taylor offer their hands. Instead Allysin with a kick and Mia with a slap. Mia and Leva with double drop kicks. Leva with a side head lock and take down. Allysin with a reversal. Leva with a reversal of her own. Leva with a leaping snap neck breaker for a near fall. Mia tags in and Mia kicks Allysin in the ribs and connects with a forearm to the back.

Mia with a kick and forearms to Allysin. Mia tries for a rana but Allysin with a power bomb for a near fall. Allysin pushes Leva and then she punches her. Taylor attacks Mia while the referee deals with Allysin and Leva in the corner. Allysin with a forearm to Mia. Taylor tags in and punches Mia and connects with elbows. Taylor slams Mia’s head into the mat. Taylor chokes Mia with her boot and the referee warns her.

Allysin tags in and she kicks Mia in the midsection. Allysin with a forearm and she chokes Mia in the corner. Allysin chokes Mia again. Mia with punches but Allysin stops her. Allysin with a kick to the chest for a near fall. Allysin rakes the eyes and then applies a chin lock while connecting with forearms across the upper chest. Allysin gets a near fall. Allysin with a punch.

Taylor tags in and she kicks Mia while Allysin draws Leva in to have the referee deal with her. Allysin slams Taylor onto Mia for a near fall. Taylor with a step over toe hold and forearms to Mia. Taylor gets a near fall. Taylor with forearms to Mia. Taylor and Mia exchange slaps. Mia with a German suplex to Taylor but Mia cannot make the cover due to the damage inflicted on her by Taylor and Allysin.

Allysin and Leva tag in and Leva with chops. Leva with round kicks to Allysin followed by a facebuster. Leva with a hesitation knee to the chest and then Mia knocks Taylor off the apron. Mia with a cannonball and Leva gets a near fall. Allysin with a forearm.

Jessicka Havok attacks April Hunter and Taylor Made. Allysin with a Dominator for a near fall. Allysin is shocked to see Jessicka in the corner. Mia and Leva hit an assisted sliced bread followed by a quebrada for the three count.

 

Winners: Lucha Sisters (Mia Yim and Leva)

 

After the match, Jessicka celebrates in the ring with the new Tag Team Champions.

 

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