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6/3 THIS DAY IN HISTORY: IMPACT WRESTLING DEBUTS ON FOX SPORTS, AUSTIN WINS WCW TV TITLE & MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2020-06-03 08:00:00

June 3rd

On this day in history in ....

1964 - Dr. Jerry & Crazy Luke Graham defeat Vittorio Apollo & Don McClarty for the WWWF U.S. Tag Championship.

1991 - Steve Austin defeats Bobby Eaton for the WCW Television Title in Birmingham, Alabama. This would be Austin's first singles championship in WCW, and ended Eaton's only reign with the title. 

1996 - The Monday Night Wars continued, with WCW's Nitro beating WWF's Raw, 3.0 to 2.3.  Raw featured Jake Roberts defeating Triple H, The Godwins defeating Techno Team 2000, Mankind defeating Barry Horowitz and Steve Austin defeating Bob Holly.  Nitro offered The Steiners defeating Sting & Lex Luger via DQ, Scott Norton defeating Hugh Morrus, The Giant defeating Ice Train, Ric Flair & Arn Anderson defeating The Rock N' Roll Express, Kevin Sullivan defeating Prince Iaukea, Steve Regal defeating Hacksaw Duggan, Craig Pittman defeating Disco Inferno, Faces Of Fear defeating High Voltage, and John Tenta defeating Bubba Rogers via countout. 

2003 - Rey Mysterio, Jr. defeats Matt Hardy for the WWE Cruiserweight Title in Anaheim, California, beginning his sixth run with the title, but his first run with the belt since it had become a WWE Title (Rey's five previous runs with the belt were when the title was part of WCW).

2004 - After two years as a "PPV Only" company, the very first episode of TNA Impact airs on Fox Sports Net.  The show, taped in Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, would later move from it's Friday afternoon slot on FSN to a late night Saturday slot on SpikeTV, before becoming a late night Thursday show for Spike, then finally becoming a primetime show on Thursdays. The show would also see the debut of the six-sided ring in TNA, which was previously a staple of the AAA promotion in Mexico.  Here is the original report from that first show, as written by Rob Marco.

Show opens with a pretty impressive video package welcoming us to Stage 21 at Universal Studios in Orlando. Mike Tenay and Don West welcome us and run down the show.  6 sided ring is a neat addition as is the set.

Match 1:  6 Man Tag: Team Canada (Petey Williams, Bobby Rude, Eric Young w/ Scott D'amore) Vs Team International (Red, Sonjay Dutt, and Hector Garza).

Tenay informs us of new rules: 10 minutes for non-title matches, 30 for titles and in the event of a draw judges will render a decision. Rude and Red start off the match. Williams and Rude double team Red and go for a pin but Red kicks out. Garza saves Red from a near pinfall.  Red finally gets an advantage over Eric Young and tags Garza with a hot tag. Rude gets Garza from behind and Dutt hits him with a Hurricanrana. Near fall by Red on Young, with the Code Red.  Garza gets the pinfall with the tornado moonsault.

Your winners are Team international.

Recap video of King of Mountain match. New voiceover guy by the way. They are hyping Jeff Jarrett's first appearance as NWA champ on the next PPV. They are doing a good job so far of using this show to hype the PPV.

Tenay and West do a brief recap of the history of the company and show a video package of the past 2 years featuring Jarrett's attack on Toby Keith and Keith's revenge on Jarrett. Next week they are going to show the Johnny Fairplay-Brian Urlacher footage.

Another hype for the PPV.  Fan's Choice Tag Team Challenge, Frankie Kazarian faces the winner of today's X match, Team Canada vs. Team Mexico vs. Team NWA.

Plug for the TNA DVDs and Website.

Match 2 Shark Boy vs. Abyss (no Goldylocks)

Goldylocks is watching from backstage. Abyss is pretty much squashing Sharky from the start. Shark Boy slips out of the torture rack but then falls in the Black Hole slam and is pinned.

Your winner Abyss

Match 3 World Tag Team Title Match America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris and James Storm) Vs Kid Kash and Dallas

Don West informs us that the winner of this match defends their title on the PPV against who ever we the fans want by voting at NWATNA.com. Storm and Kash start out with a lot of aerial and mat maneuvers. Storm tags in Harris and they double team Kash. 2 count by Dallas. We go to a commercial break. And a plug for the PPV. Same as before but I forgot to mention there is also a 4 way "gut check match" whatever that is. No mention of who is in it. There are a lot of country music commercials, in fact, I'd say 75% of the non TNA/Fox/Universal commercials are country music. Anyways we are back to the match. We get a replay of what happened during the break and there was a near fall by AMW but Dallas broke it up. Kash went for a moonsault off of Dallas's shoulders but missed. Wildcat with a cross body and a near fall on Dallas. Harris gets a clothesline and a nearf all on Dallas but Kash breaks it up. Kash hits a frog splash on Storm but Harris hits him with a spear but Dallas breaks up the pinfall. Then Harris rolls up Dallas for the win.

Your winners and new tag team champions, America's Most Wanted.

X Cup video highlights. Hyping Lynn/Garza/Metal vs. Team Canada this Wednesday.

Tenay introduces the judge for the evening, the American Dream Dusty Rhodes. Dusty talks about how great Impact is and how big of an impact TNA is and how big of an impact Tradition is making and about the history of the championship belt. mentioning Thesz, Rogers, Brisco, and Terry Funk. Then he mentions Styles, Killings and himself. He goes on to talk about Jarrett and thinking he was a protector of Tradition and now he “changed his spots for the almighty dollar".Jarrett's music hits and he comes out to confront good old Dusty. Jarrett tells Dusty he doesn't belong here and that he admired Dusty when he was 15, 16 years old and was grateful to Dusty with what he taught him but that was 20 years ago and Dusty was in the twilight of his career and Jarrett is trying to help him from embarrassing himself. He asking Dusty if he needs money and offers him 50 bucks. He tells Dusty there is a place for people like him and it's not in the ring and to get out or JarretT's going to run him out. Dusty clubbers Jarrett. Jarrett gets his offense and Ron Killings comes in for the save. Jarrett gets his guitar and smashes Killings with it. BG James and Konnan chase JJ out of the ring and BG cuts a promo saying “Jarrett you remind me of Eddie Van Halen, without your guitar you're a mere mortal" and promises he will hear from the 3 Live Kru on Wednesday.

Another video on the X division

Shane Douglas interviews Vince Russo. Shane hypes the X Division and asks Russo who is the 4th man in the X Division match. Russo won't say but says we will be shocked.

Match 5 Elix Skipper vs. Chris Sabin vs. Michael Shane vs. ????

Sabin, Skipper and Shane are in the ring and the surprise man is AJ STYLES. All 4 man go at it at once. Styles gets the 3 on one treatment. Shane and Styles are in the ring alone. Styles gets a nice dropkick to the face on Shane. Sabin hits a nice springboard dropkick on Styles. It is pointed out that Shane is the longest reigning champ in X division history. Styles breaks up a near fall that Shane had on Skipper. Lots of Sabin and AJ chants. Sabin did a reverse DDT off the ropes on Styles. Near pin fall. Shane gets crotched off the top rope, then gets sent off the top rope with a hurricanrana by Skipper. AJ throws Sabin out and does a flip dive into Skipper on the floor. TNA chant breaks out. Shane throw AJ into the post shoulder first. Styles Clash on Shane and Styles gets the pinfall and the title shot on Wednesday as Frankie comes down the ramp and exchanges glances with AJ.

Your winner: AJ Styles

Tenay was cutoff saying his goodbye, which I found weird. Overall a pretty good debut show.  Only bad thing I have to really say about it is Don West. The crowd was really hot. Much better than the WCW TV taping crowds.

2008 - WWE broadcast ECW. Buck Woodward filed the following TV report:

ECW for June 3rd opened with security removing items from Armando Estrada's office.  Armando asked what they were doing, and one of the men said they were told to do it by "the general manager".  Armando said he was the general manager, then Theodore R. Long walked in and said "Not anymore, playa.  Holla, holla, holla."  The ECW opening then aired.

Fatal Four Way with the winner to face ECW Champion Kane later tonight in a non-title match:  CM Punk vs. Tommy Dreamer vs. Chavo Guerrero vs. John Morrison.

Clips of the Singapore Cane match from One Night Stand was shown as Dreamer made his entrance.  This might have been done so we didn't have to watch Dreamer walk out in his new (ugly) white and red pants.  Tazz and Mike Adamle talked about Big Show's injury and whether he would be ready for his match with Kane at Night Of Champions.

Dreamer and Morrison paired off at the bell in one part of the ring while Punk and Chavo went at it in the other.  Morrison gave Dreamer a kick to the back, but missed a legdrop and Dreamer hit an arm drag and dropped an elbow.  Punk suplexed Chavo onto "Tommy Morrison" (that's what Adamle said).  Punk went for a cover on Morrison, but Dreamer pulled him off.  Dreamer and Punk slugged it out while Chavo and Morrison brawled.  Punk ran over to Chavo and cradled him for a two count.  Morrison mounted Dreamer and pounded him.  Dreamer clotheslined Morrison to the floor, then hit a clothesline off the ring apron to the floor on him.  Chavo gave Dreamer a pescado.  Punk hit Chavo with a tope. 

Punk tossed Chavo into the ring, but Morrison hit Punk from behind, then pulled out Chavo and dropped him face first on the apron.  Morrison tossed Punk into the ring, but Punk hit a jumping knee.  Morrison avoided a Punk bulldog and hit him with a springboard kick.  Morrison went for the cover on Punk, but Dreamer broke it up.  Dreamer and Morrison went into reversals, with Dreamer ending up applying the Texas Cloverleaf on Morrison.  Chavo broke it up and gave Dreamer the Three Amigos.  Chavo went to the top rope, but Morrison stopped him and set up for a superplex.  Punk jumped on the apron and knocked them down.  Morrison fell into the Tree of Woe, while Chavo got hung up in the ropes on the outside of the ring.  Dreamer gave Morrison a baseball slide kick.  Punk gave Dreamer a springboard clothesline.  Chavo pulled himself to the top rope and gave Dreamer a frog splash.  Punk grabbed Chavo and gave him the GTS and got the pin at the six minute mark.

Winner: CM Punk

Punk checked on Dreamer, then celebrated with his Money In The Bank briefcase.  The announcers noted that Punk had never wrestled Kane before.

Backstage, Theodore R. Long was showing the letter from the WWE Board Of Directors that made him the new ECW General Manager.  He said Armando couldn't be an active member of the roster and General Manager at the same time.  Long also said he felt Armando was overpaid.  Armando asked Long to "work with him" and Long said he had a match for him tonight.  Armando asked who his opponent was, and Long said he had brought over Smackdown's U.S. Champion, Matt Hardy, to face him tonight.

Kofi Kingston joined the announcers for the next match.

Shelton Benjamin vs. Matt Sydal.

The replayed Benjamin attacking Kofi last week during the introductions.  Benjamin gave Sydal a pumphandle slam at the start, then choked him against the ropes.  Sydal came back with a enzugiri, hurricanrana and a double flying knee to the chest form the top rope for a two count.  Benjamin kicked out and hit a flapjack, then brutalized Sydal, including a press slam into a gutbuster.  Benjamin flipped Sydal into the corner, then dragged him out and put him in an overhead wristlock.  Sydal fought up, but Benjamin hit him with a clothesline.  Benjamin tossed Sydal out of the ring, right in front of Kingston.  Benjamin came out of the ring and argued with Kofi.  Benjamin picked up Sydal for a powerbomb on the floor, then turned and threw him into Kofi instead.  Benjamin rolled into the ring as Sydal was counted out at the four minute mark.

Winner via countout: Shelton Benjamin.

Kofi got up and dove into the ring to attack Benjamin.  They brawled to the floor, and Adamle said that stupid "Yamakin' me crazy" line.  Kofi went to whip Shelton into the steps, but Shelton reversed it and sent Kofi hard into the ringsteps.  Benjamin walked off while Kofi clutched at his shoulder.

United States Champion Matt Hardy vs. Armando Estrada.

Armando went for a kick at the bell, but Hardy caught it and gave Armando a clothesline.  They traded shots, with Hardy getting the better of it.  Matt slammed Estrada, then hit a second rope elbowdrop to the back of the head.  Matt hit the Twist Of Fate and got the pin in about a minute.

Winner: Matt Hardy.

Theodore R. Long came out on the stage, and said he was going to give Armando a chance to prove he was worth "all the money in his contract".  Long introduced his opponent, Colin Delaney.

Colin Delaney vs. Armando Estrada.

Colin rolled up Estrada in La Magistral before the bell even rang.  It rang, and Armando kicked out at two.  Armando hit Delaney with a few shots, then went for a reverse suplex, but Colin floated over and rolled up Armando.  Armando's feet hit the ropes, and Delaney grabbed the pants of Estrada, but the referee counted three anyway, ending this match even quicker than the last one.

Winner: Colin Delaney.

Matt Hardy got in the ring to raise the hand of Colin Delaney as Estrada rolled to the floor.

After the break, Armando was begging Theodore R. Long to not fire him.  Long noted that he lost two straight matches.  Armando said he would renegotiate his contract, but wanted to wait until the draft, saying he might go to Raw or Smackdown.  Long said he could remain as a wrestler in ECW, but he would not be under contract any longer.  Long said Armando had to earn his contract, just like Colin Delaney did.  Long left, but said he had one more word for Armando.  Armando turned, and Ron Simmons was standing there.  "Damn!"

A video package on today's press conference and the million dollar giveaway was shown. Mike Adamle was shown filling out the registration form.  I think he entered a bunch of numbers for his address.

ECW Champion Kane vs. CM Punk (non-title).

Punk tried to grab Kane's leg at the bell, but Kane shoved him away.  Punk grabbed a headlock, but Kane shoved him off and hit a shoulderblock.  Punk grabbed an armwringer, but Kane shoved Punk to the mat. Kane backed Punk into a corner, then worked him over with punches.   Punk came back with kicks and forearms, then clotheslined Kane over the top rope and to the floor.  Kane landed on his feet, and dragged out Punk.  Kane decked Punk with a right hand, then threw him back into the ring.  Kane rammed Punk into the turnbuckles and hit him with a forearm and an uppercut.  Kane choked Punk in the corner, then lifted him in a Hangman. Kane flipped Punk to the mat, but Punk got up and charged him with a knee to the gut.  Punk hit some knees to the head, but when he tried a jumping knee in the corner, Kane lifted him and dropped him across the top rope.  Kane gave Punk a big boot, knocking him to the floor as they went to break.

Back from the break, Kane had Punk in an abdominal stretch and was pounding him in the ribs.  Punk battled out and tried his own abdominal stretch, but Kane blocked it with a hiptoss.  Kane snap mared Punk and dropkicked him in the face for a one count.  Punk and Kane exchanged shots, then Kane began pounding Punk in the back.  Kane put Punk in a bodyscissors.  Punk struggled in the hold, then elbowed out.  Punk gave Kane some leg kicks, then Kane reversed a whip and went for a backdrop.  Punk dove over Kane into a sunset flip for a two count.  Punk hit some punches, but Kane decked him with an uppercut.  Kane went for a slam, but Punk floated over and pushed Kane into a corner.  Kane charged back with a clothesline for a two count, then put Punk back in a bodyscissors with an armlock. 

Punk tried to fight out of the hold again, but Kane held him down, then released the hold and drove one leg across Punk's face.  Punk came back with some kicks and punches, but Kane delivered one boot to the face and Punk went down hard. Kane missed a charge in the corner and Punk hit three consecutive jumping knees in the corner.  Punk went for the bulldog, but Kane lifted Punk and hit a back suplex for a two count.  Kane whipped Punk in a corner and charged, but Punk hit a boot to the face.  Punk hit a second rope bulldog for a two count.  Punk went for a whip, but Kane blocked it and hit a side slam.  Kane went to the top rope and hit a clothesline for a two count.  Kane called for a chokeslam.  Kane grabbed Punk, but Punk kicked him in the head to get him to release his grip.  Kane threw Punk over the top rope, but Punk held on and landed on the apron.  Punk went for a springboard clothesline, but Kane grabbed him by the throat.  Kane went for the chokeslam, but Punk reversed out and went to lift Kane for the GTS.  However, Punk's back gave out on him, and he dropped Kane to his feet. Kane grabbed Punk and hit the chokeslam for the clean pin at the fourteen minute mark.

Winner: Kane.

John Morrison and the Miz ran out and attacked Kane.  Punk was kicked to the floor, and wasn't seen again.  Kane tried to fight back, but Morrison gave Kane a running knee to the head.  Miz then gave Kane the Reality Check neckbreaker.  Miz and Morrison stood over Kane.  They showed some replays, and when they came back, Miz and Morrison were in the aisle staring back at Kane, who was lying on the mat, staring and Miz & Morrison, while smiling. That ended the show.

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

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

Match Number One: Mark Henry versus Primo

Primo avoids Henry and then he does a cartwheel but Henry pushes Primo into the ropes and hits a shoulder tackle. Primo backs into the corner and then he drop kicks Henry in the knee and he continues to kick the leg. Henry with an Irish whip and slam. Henry stands over Primo and tries for a bonsai drop but Primo moves. Primo with a drop kick but Henry emphatically kicks out. Primo with more kicks to the leg. Primo with a front face lock but Henry picks Primo up and throws him to the mat. Primo returns to the leg and he kicks Henry some more to bring him off his vertical base. Primo with more kicks to the knee. Primo goes to the turnbuckles but he is met with a jumping body block from Henry. Henry punches Primo and then he gives Primo a head butt followed by a clothesline. Henry with a slam and then he Irish whips Primo and Primo does the Flair flip but he tries for a springboard cross body but Henry catches him and hits the World Strongest Slam for the three count.

Winner: Mark Henry

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Gail Kim versus Jillian Hall

They lock up and Jillian with a kick instead of a clean break. Jillian charges but Gail avoids her and gets a near fall with a rollup. Jillian gets a near fall on Gail, but Gail responds with a victory roll and a near fall. Gail with a forearm into the corner followed by a monkey flip and drop kick that sends Jillian through the ropes and to the floor. Jillian blocks a baseball slide but Gail turns it into a head scissors. Jillian sends Gail into the apron and Jillian returns to the ring while Gail remains on the floor. Jillian kicks Gail when Gail returns to the ring and she sends Gail face first into the mat before getting a near fall. Jillian pulls Gail’s hair and the referee warns Jillian. Jillian with a hard Irish whip and gets a near fall. Jillian with a reverse chin lock. Gail pushes Jillian and Jillian responds with a sit out front driver for a near fall. Jillian gets another near fall. Jillian with an Irish whip and she wails before trying the handspring back elbow but Gail blocks it and hits a rana. Jillian pulls Gail down by the hair one more time and Jillian tries for a round off splash but Gail gets her knees up. Gail with a cross body into the turnbuckles and Gail goes up top. Jillian stops Gail and Jillian hits a superplex and both women are down. Jillian gets a near fall. Jillian with a knee and a back slide but Gail rolls through and hits Eat Defeat for the three count.

Winner: Gail Kim

We are back and it is time for the Smackdown half of the show and your announcer is Matt Striker with a guest appearance by Todd Grisham.

Match Number Three: Michelle McCool with Layla versus Tiffany

Michelle with a waist lock but Tiffany with a standing switch and double leg take down. Michelle with a hammer lock and she takes Tiffany to the mat. Tiffany with a hammer lock and bridge but Michelle with an arm bar. Michelle throws Tiffany to the floor and Michelle goes out after Tiffany and she kicks Tiffany in the head as Tiffany lies against the announce table. Tiffany barely makes it back into the ring and Michelle kicks Tiffany but the referee pulls Michelle off. The referee checks on Tiffany and Michelle continues her attack on Tiffany. Michelle with more kicks to Tiffany. Tiffany with a back body drop and a reverse atomic drop. Tiffany with a monkey flip and she sends Michelle down to the mat for a near fall. Tiffany with a kick and a sunset flip but Michelle rolls through into the McCool Clash and she gets the three count.

Winner: Michelle McCool

Vickie and Chavo Guerrero are in the back and Vickie points out that Chavo is facing Christian tonight. Chavo says that tonight is his night. Dolph stops by and Vickie starts glowing. Vickie congratulates Dolph on his progress in the WWE and then Vickie conveniently drops some papers so Dolph has to pick them up. Vickie drops them again and then she slips but Dolph keeps her from falling. Vickie suggests that they talk about the show. Vickie turns around and Chavo looks at his aunt wondering what she is up to.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for a look back at the finale of NXT.

Match Number Four: Christian versus Chavo Guerrero

They lock up and Chavo with a waist lock but Christian with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Christian with a shoulder tackle and a near fall. Chavo backs into the ropes. Chavo with a kick and punches but Christian with an Irish whip. Chavo with an elbow but Christian with a back body drop. Christian goes to the second turnbuckle for a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Christian with punches to Chavo but Chavo with a kick. Chavo is sent to the floor on a back body drop and Christian hits the pescado.

Vickie Guerrero comes out and she asks for a moment of Excuse Me. She says that she has a way to make this match far more interesting and competitive. It is now a handicap match. Christian will now face Chavo Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler.

We go to commercial before the match continues.

We are back and Christian with a leap frog and drop kick to Chavo for a near fall. Chavo with an Irish whip but he runs into an elbow. Christian goes to the turnbuckles but Dolph distracts Christian and Chavo pulls him off the turnbuckles and he gets a near fall. Dolph tags in and he kicks Christian in the back and chokes him in the ropes. Dolph with a near fall and then he hits a leap frog neck snap and gets another near fall. Dolph with a key lock and cross face. Dolph blocks a drop kick and Ziggler catapults Christian into the turnbuckles and hits a splash into the corner for a near fall. Chavo tags in and he kicks Christian in the chest. Chavo with a Latino uppercut and then Chavo rubs his boot on Christian’s face. Christian with punches to Chavo but Chavo with a kick and drop kick for a near fall. Chavo kicks and punches Christian and the referee pulls Chavo out of the corner but that allows Dolph to choke Christian. Dolph tags in and he connects with an elbow. Dolph misses a charge into the corner and Christian with the pendulum kick. Christian with a running forearm and flap jack. Christian with the sunset flip from the turnbuckles and he gets a near fall. Christian with a drop toe hold to Dolph and then he stands on Dolph’s back before he slingshots to the floor and punches Dolph. Christian punches Chavo on the floor. Christian drops Dolph across the top rope and then he goes up top for a frog splash but Dolph moves. Chavo tags in and hits a slingshot senton. Chavo tries for the Three Amigos but Christian avoids the third and hits an inverted DDT. Christian with a baseball slide to Dolph to knock him off the apron. Christian with a back elbow from the turnbuckles. Chavo blocks the Killswitch and hits a modified suplex. Chavo goes up top but Chavo misses the frog splash, but Dolph made the blind tag. Christian hits the Killswitch on Chavo but Dolph is the legal man in the match and he hits the Zig Zag for the three count.

Winners: Dolph Ziggler and Chavo Guerrero

We see Vickie watching her nephew and obsession in the ring from her office as we go to credits.

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

Welcome to PWInsider.com's coverage of TNA Impact!

Tonight: AJ Styles, Frankie Kazarian and Jay Lethal face off in a three way encounter. But before that, let's head to the ring for our opening promo with the #1 contender himself, Sting. Sting says that not everything is as it seems, and if you've followed his career, you know he's been portrayed as an antagonist before and explanations will not do, and he doesn't feel like he owes anyone an explanation anyway. But he does promise that there are meanings behind his actions, and those meanings will be known to all of us soon. But first, at Slammiversary, when he takes the title, the veil will be lifted and everybody's true colors will be exposed. At this point the lights go out and we go to a video of Sting brutalizing Jeff Jarrett, Rob Van Dam, and Eric Bischoff. Speaking of Bischoff, he comes hobbling out on a crutch with Miss Tessmacher in tow, and he says that we just saw Sting's true colors, and he's known Sting for almost 20 years, but he's not the man Bischoff has known. He says Sting has been pretending to be a superhero for so long that he's even fooled himself into believing it, but now he's showing his true colors with some of the things he's done. He says that whatever's going on in Sting's head are his own issues and they have nothing to do with TNA, and he says that he and Hogan are not Sting's problem, Sting is his own problem. Sting puts himself before everything else, and that's not the way we do things around here. Bischoff declares that Sting will be in action right now, and his opponent is...standing right behind him.

Sting vs Samoa Joe

Joe jumps Sting right at the bell and starts kicking the hell out of him in the corner, but within seconds, Matt Morgan comes running out and jumps Joe from behind, choking him on the bottom rope while Sting puts the boots to Joe. RVD's music hits, and he comes running out to make the save. RVD clears Morgan out of the ring, and Sting uses the distraction to bail out to the floor. Let's call this...

No Contest

Bischoff comes back out and says that it's not over, this match is going to continue later on tonight, but this time it will be a tag match pitting Joe and RVD against Sting and Morgan. RVD grabs a mic and says that as champion, he's sometimes expected to speak for everyone, and says that they should make it a four way. Bischoff says he doesn't have that authority, and that he'll have to check with Hogan. Fortunately, we won't have to wait that long because here comes the Orange Goblin himself. Hogan says that since winning the TNA World Title, RVD has raised the bar sky high, and as the champion, RVD has a lot of stroke, so RVD has his wish: tonight's main event will be RVD vs Samoa Joe vs Matt Morgan vs Sting. Sounds good to me!

We go backstage to Christy Hemme with AJ Styles, who is pissed that he just found out he's in a three way tonight. Ric Flair comes in with Frankie Kazarian, who thanks Flair for all the faith Flair's had in him. Flair said that tonight's going to be in for Jay Lethal tonight with both AJ and Kazarian in there. Kazarian goes to leave with Flair, but stops to thank Flair for the real nice watch he got him. Flair shares a laugh with Kazarian as AJ looks on in disbelief.

Rosey Lotta Love vs Roxxi

Rosey looks like one of the fat old ladies they used as ring girls in the really early days of Monday Night Raw. Roxxi chain wrestles around Rosey to stary, but Rosey escapes and bowls over Roxxi with a pair of shoulderblocks and a big slam. Rosey whips Roxxi into the corner, but Rosey misses an avalanche and Roxxi starts the comeback with a roaring elbow and a dropkick, but as Roxxi comes off the ropes, Madison Rayne jumps out of nowhere and nails Roxxi with the Knockouts belt. Rosey sees this and stops to argue with Madison, and the distraction allows Roxxi to...um, large package Rosey for the win.

Winner: Roxxi

Madison gets in the ring and starts screaming at Rosey, but Rosey casually grabs her by the throat and chokeslams her. Rosey walks up the ramp where she is stopped for comments by JB, and she says that the Beautiful People think they can take out one ugly person at a time, but she's going to go through all of the Beautiful People one by one because she's big, bad, and beautiful. Then she plants a big kiss on JB and heads to the back.

AJ Styles vs Frankie Kazarian vs Jay Lethal

AJ bails out of the ring as soon as the bell rings and leaves Kazarian and Lethal to go it alone. Lethal takes out Kazarian with a clothesline, and now AJ jumps in the ring and attacks Lethal. Lethal turns the tables and gets a big flying headscissors, but got disrupted midway through the Lethal Combination by Kazarian. Now AJ and Kazarian start arguing over who gets to go after Lethal, allowing Lethal an opportunity to hit a clothesline/bulldog combo. Lethal goes for a springboard something on AJ, but Kazarian shoves AJ out of the way and catches Lethal coming in with a Diamond Cutter. AJ hits a backbreaker on Lethal and then they stop to argue some more. Now they try to one up one another, as Kazarian hits a hiptoss into a suplex. AJ and Kazarian go back to arguing, allowing Lethal yet another opportunity to recover and make a comeback, but AJ catches a flying headscissors out of nowhere and then he and Kazarian go for a double suplex, but they both try a different suplex and it leads to another argument. AJ goes for a springboard forearm, but Kazarian casually backs into the ropes and AJ comes crashing down to the mat, allowing Lethal to catch AJ with an O'Connor Roll for the win.

Winner: Jay Lethal

Flair gets in the ring and says that he gave AJ the gift of being Ric Flair's protege, and just now AJ got beat by Jay Lethal. AJ tries to explain that it was Kazarian's fault, but Flair said not to worry about Kazarian because he lost the World Title, he's confused, and he needs to go home, look in the mirror, and decide what he wants to be. He tells AJ to go home and think and then give him a phone call, but for now he's outta here because when Ric Flair gives you the gift, you don't drop the ball. Now Kurt Angle's music hits and he comes up to the ramp in his lift and stares down AJ, and AJ is so frustrated that he just walks off. Kurt comes down to the ring, and we'll hear from him...after this commercial!

We're back, and Kurt Angle says he came out to show Frankie Kazarian the proper respect before he makes him his first victim. He likes his opponents to know what he's going to do to them before he does it. He said he gave up his Top Ten ranking to start from the bottom up, so he wants Kazarian at Slammiversary. Flair takes over and says that Angle just walked by him without saying a word, but he and Flair have a lot of history together, and Flair wanted his youngest son to be just like Kurt Angle, and he told Angle that no amateur wrestler has transitioned to pro wrestling the way Kurt Angle has. But now Angle's in Flair's world, and he is God here, and he shows Angle his medals (his ring and his watch) and he says he's got the respect of Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan, and Steve Austin, and until he gets that respect from Angle, he can take a walk just like AJ. Angle goes to leave but Flair stops him and says that he has a better idea: Flair can leave first and Angle can hold the rope. Angle holds the ropes so Flair can leave, but comes out after him and throws him off the ramp. Kazarian runs out and jumps Angle from behind and tosses him back in the ring, but Angle fires off a few rights at Kazarian and Kazarian bails out.

We go backstage as Matt Morgan is telling Sting that they'll both do anything to win the World Title, so tonight, they should work together and let the chips fall where they may. Sting pauses for a brief second and then just walks off.

We go elsewhere backstage, as AJ Styles is talking to himself, and he says that to get back in Flair's good graces, he needs to kill Jay Lethal, so he's going to go ask Bischoff to make a match between Lethal and himself at Slammiversary.

We see a video package detailing the history between Ken Anderson and AJ Styles, and then we go to the ring with Christy Hemme, who introduces her guest, Ken Anderson. Anderson says he was preparing for all kinds of probing questions about his big announcement, but seems to have become distracted by her boobs. That doesn't make him a chauvanist or a pig, but maybe an...asshole? The crowd goes nuts for that one. Anderson says everyone's waiting for a wardrobe malfunction, so that makes everyone here an asshole. The crowd starts chanting "we are assholes". Anderson makes his announcement and says that he challenged Beer Money to a match at Slammiversary, but he can't do it alone, so now he's going to introduce his partner...Jeff Hardy! Hardy comes down to the ring, and he gives Anderson the pound. Hardy knows people might be confused about why he would team with Anderson, but he has to admit that he's the funniest asshole he's ever met and the craziest SOB in TNA other than himself. It's going to be a party at Slammiversary, and Anderson makes sure to let Hardy know that he's not just an asshole, but a cheap asshole too, so Slammiversary's going to be BYOB. Beer Money comes out and Roode says it's cute how Hardy and Anderson have become BFFs, but asks them what they really know about tag wrestling. Roode says Matt carried Jeff and they sucked anyway, and tag wrestling isn't about looking cool or being friends or anything like that, it's about being like brothers, putting your egos aside, and putting the team first, and it's pretty obvious they're a mismatch. Roode wants to know what makes them think they'll be a match for Beer Money at Slammiversary? Anderson says this may be off the subject, but wants to know why Roode's hair is always wet, and why Storm always wears sunglasses inside because the only people who do that are blind people and jackoffs. Storm calls Anderson a funny man and says he does a stand up act of his own, and wants to show it to Anderson. His stand up act consists of jumping Anderson and Hardy and breaking out into a brawl. Fortunately, two of these guys are in our next match...

Jeff Hardy vs James Storm

They start by brawling around on the floor, with Hardy getting the better of Storm. Hardy pulls back the mats on the floor and hiptosses Storm on the exposed concrete. Hardy tosses Storm back in the ring as the bell rings to officially start the match. Storm catches Hardy coming in and DDTs him off the second rope for 2, then takes off his shirt and chokes Hardy with it. Storm with a running boot to the head of Hardy and covers for 2, then we HIT THE CHINLOCK! Hardy fights out, but Storm catches him with an STO for another 2. Storm grabs a chair from ringside, but the referee grabs it away from him, allowing Hardy to hit a chinbreaker. They exchange blows but Hardy takes the advantage with a series of clotheslines and then sets up the chair for the triple jump dive into the corner. Storm escapes the Twist Of Fate, but Hardy with a gourdbuster, pulls the shirt off goes up top, but Storm nails him before he can hit the Swanton. Storm goes up top and goes for a top rope Frankensteiner, but Hardy holds on and Storm comes crashing down, and Hardy hits the Whisper In The Wind for 2. Storm takes a sip from his beer and spits it in Hardy's face, then hits the Eye Of The Storm...for 2! Storm grabs the chair against and swings it at Hardy, but Hardy moves and the chair bounces off the top rope back into Storm's face and knocks him silly, allowing Hardy to go up top and hit the Swanton for the win.

Winner: Jeff Hardy

After a commercial break, we go right into our next match...

Robert Roode vs Ken Anderson

Anderson comes right out, no posing, no mic, and gets right in the ring. They go to the corner and Anderson nails Roode. Roode comes back with a shoulderblock but misses an elbowdrop and Anderson gets a headlock. Roode sends Anderson off into the ropes and drops down, but Anderson with a knee to the back, then rolls Roode up for 2. Roode bailed to the floor and Anderson went out and gave chase, but Roode caught Anderson with a lowblow coming back into the ring and starts putting the boots to him. Roode with the Mr Perfect necksnap for 2 then chokes Anderson with his boot. Roode with a neck vice, Anderson escapes and they do a reversal sequence that leads to Anderson hitting a backdrop. Roode goes to the eyes and tries a corner charge, but Anderson gets the boot up and goes for a sunset flip, but Roode cradles Anderson and gets the ropes for 3.

Winner: Robert Roode

Anderson and Roode have a staredown after the match, then Anderson's mic drop. Anderson says that any man can be beaten on any day, and he just got beat again. Still, it seems like the only way anyone can beat him is by using chicanery and tomfoolery. The reason they have to do that is because he is no mere mortal, he is...MR AAAAAANDERSON. ANDERSON.

We go backstage to Douglas Williams, who talks about the X-Division style and says he's here to teach the acrobats how to wrestle because what they're doing is unbecoming and he's going to ground them and beat them properly.

Abyss, Rob Terry, and Chelsea are backstage, and they're...WALKING!

Desmond Wolfe & Orlando Jordan vs Abyss & Rob Terry

Orlando is again wearing the Rob Terry pasties and also has a "workout device" that seems designed to simulate an obscene act. Terry is still hobbling around with his knee taped up. Orlando nails Abyss from the outside, allowing Wolfe an opening to go after the arm of Abyss and fire repeated forearms at it in the corner. Orlando tags in and comes off the top with a double axhandle to the arm. Orlando comes off the ropes right into an elbow from Abyss, who follows up with a clothesline in the corner and then pitches Orlando WAY over the ropes. Orlando lands at the feet of Chelsea, and seems mesmerized by her body. Orlando sweet talks her, but Chelsea slaps him, leading to a hilarious segment where Desmond yelled at Orlando for hitting on his girl, and then yells at Chelsea that he doesn't know whether Orlando likes her or him, but that ends when Abyss comes after Desmond on the floor. Meanwhile, Terry yanks Orlando over the top rope and gives him the Freakbuster for the win.

Winners: Rob Terry & Abyss

We go to a video package detailing the history between Jesse Neal and Team 3D, mixed it with comments from Devon, who says that Jesse's just doing what they taught him and Brother Ray's letting it get to him, and he needs to stay between them or it'll get ugly.

We go backstage where Jesse Neal has been laid out, and has a playing card resting on his chest, just like Shannon Moore last week.

It's main event time!

Rob Van Dam vs Sting vs Samoa Joe vs Matt Morgan

Joe and Morgan go at it right from the bell as Sting beats up RVD at ringside. Morgan misses a charge in the corner and Joe hits a running forearm and a leaping enziguiri and they head to the floor as Sting and RVD make their way into the ring. RVD with a spinkick, atomic drop, clothesline, and superkick to send Sting to the floor, and now it's RVD and Joe in the ring! This ought to be fun...but before they can hook it up, Morgan and Sting get back in the ring and attack them. Morgan chokes Joe in the corner and then they go back to the floor as Sting tries the Stinger Splash, but RVD gets an elbow up and hits a leaping jump kick and the Rolling Thunder for 2. Morgan takes Sting's head off with a roaring lariat, but Joe tosses him to the floor and nails Sting with a superkick, but Morgan breaks up the fall. Morgan sends Joe into the corner and follows him in with a clothesline before giving Joe a side suplex. Morgan with an F5/uranage combo and the rapid fire elbows in the corner, but then Morgan sees Hernandez up in the crowd! The distraction is enough for Joe to enziguiri Morgan from behind and give him the Muscle Buster, but instead of going for the pin he stands up and eats a superkick from RVD, who follows that up with a Five Star Frog Splash on Morgan for the win.

Winner: Rob Van Dam

RVD celebrates in the ring and we're off the air.

2010 - ABC issued the following press release:

CHRIS JERICHO NAMED HOST OF "DOWNFALL," THE HIGH STAKES AND HIGH DRAMA GAME SHOW PREMIERING JUNE 22 ON ABC

Courage and Smarts Play Against the Clock as Contestants Stand On the Edge of a High-Rise Building Trying to Win $1 Million + Prizes

Chris Jericho, a talented actor, television personality, radio host, rock star and WWE superstar wrestler, has been named as the Host of "Downfall." The unique, high-stakes and adrenaline-pumping game show will put contestants on top of a 10-story building to see who has the focus and fearlessness to avoid his/her own 'downfall' -- literally. Along the way, they'll have the chance to win $1 million and a slew of incredible prizes, such as a pair of jet skis, a grand piano, a trip to Paris or a brand new car. The larger-than-life game show from FremantleMedia North America ("The Price Is Right," "Family Feud," "Let's Make a Deal") will premiere TUESDAY, JUNE 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

Jericho has established himself as a multifaceted performer. Most recently he completed his first book, A Lion's Tale: Around the World in Spandex, in which he chronicles, with a witty and humorous narrative, his rise in the wrestling business and the pitfalls of the industry. He made the cross-over to film with lead roles in the feature films "Android Apocalypse" and "Albino Farm." He also appeared on stage before sold-out crowds and received standing ovations when he starred in the hilarious Norm Foster play, "Opening Night," at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. In addition, Jericho has been invited to appear as a regular guest performer with legendary comedy troupe The Groundlings in the all-improv show, "Cookin' with Gas." On TV he starred in the comedy pilot "Ebaum's World" for USA Network.

Jericho's knack for comedy is obvious in his regular appearances on VH-1 and E!, lending his talent as a panelist or guest. He's appeared on over a dozen shows, including G4TV's "Attack of the Show" and "Filter"; E!'s "Biggest Celebrity Oops" and "Best Week Ever"; plus the "I Love the 70s, 80s and 90s" (and soon to be released 00s) series for VH1. Other recent guest appearances include "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "The Howard Stern Show," "The Late, Late Show" and "Larry King Live." Jericho also guest hosted "The Best Damn Sports Show Period," "MadTV" and "Headbanger's Ball" on MTV2.

Jericho began wrestling at age 19 and is considered one of the most popular wrestling champions in history. In 2001 he was the first-ever Undisputed Champion of the WWE and is the only performer to have held six different titles in the 44-year history of World Wrestling Entertainment.

For "Downfall," the six-episode series will be played atop the roof of a downtown Los Angeles high-rise, where contestants will try to answer a series of trivia questions against the clock. Fabricated facsimiles of prizes will be placed on the largest conveyor belt ever seen on TV, with a pile of cash at the end ranging from $5,000 to $1 million. In each round, players will try to answer all the questions before their prizes and cash go over the edge, off the roof and crashing 100 feet to the street below. If the cash goes off the roof, the game is over and that player is eliminated. Each player also risks going over the side of the building -- but in this case wearing a decelerator harness to soften the fall.

2011 - The Urban Wrestling Federation announces it has signed a clothing line with JSR Merchandising.

2012 - WWE developmental Florida Championship Wrestling broadcast TV.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We are live on tape from Tampa, Florida and your announcers are Byron ‘Real American’ Saxton, William ‘Best in the business’ Regal, and Antonio ‘Ask me about my Man Purse’ Cesaro.

Match Number One: Jason Jordan versus Leo Kruger

They lock up and Kruger with a take down and he slaps Jordan in the back of the head and shows him no respect. Kruger asks Jordan to leave the ring to save himself the embarrassment of losing. They lock up and Kruger with a waist lock but Jordan with a standing switch and a few waist lock take downs. Kruger gets to the ropes and he holds on to prevent Jordan from doing anything else.

Kruger goes to the floor to regroup. Kruger returns to the ring and Leo with a kick and forearm to the head. He sends Jordan into the turnbuckles and he punches Jordan. Jordan with an Irish whip and back body drop but Kruger rolls to the floor again. Jordan goes after Kruger and Leo gets back in the ring but Jordan with a back elbow. Jordan clotheslines Kruger over the top rope to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Kruger with a running double sledge followed by knees. Kruger sends Jordan throat first into the ropes and then he drops knees to the throat. Kruger with a kick to Jordan. Kruger gets a near fall. Kruger with a neck vice on Jordan. Jordan with punches followed by an Irish whip and hip toss. Kruger with a head butt to the midsection and a European uppercut. Kruger with another European uppercut in the corner and an elbow to the back of the head.

Kruger with a snap mare and figure four head lock. Kruger drives Jordan’s head into the mat a few times. Kruger with a slam and then he connects with a fist drop and gets a near fall. Kruger with a punch and kick in the corner followed by European uppercuts. Kruger with another snap mare and he returns to the figure four head scissors.

Kruger tries to drive Jordan’s head into the mat but Jordan counters with an electric chair drop. Jordan with running forearms and a flying forearm and a forearm into the corner. Jordan with a reverse atomic drop and block buster for a near fall. Kruger avoids a slam and he goes for a rollup and he has a handful of tights but the referee sees it and stops the count.

Jordan with a rollup while Kruger argues with the referee. Kruger with a double thrust to the throat followed by a suplex but Jordan kicks out at two. Kruger signals for the sleeper and he applies it. Jordan tries to get to the ropes but Kruger pulls him into the center of the ring. Jordan drops down and gets a near fall with a rollup.

Kruger sends Jordan’s throat into the middle rope and Kruger appears to set for a neck breaker but he turns it into a front driver and Kruger gets the three count.

Winner: Leo Kruger

Dean Ambrose is in the interview area. He says that he is not dressed to wrestle tonight. If you watch the show every week, you don’t really see him. He says that it is because when he walks into the building, the seas part. He is like Moses or a dog with rabies because nobody wants to get within ten feet of him.

Dean says that he was told today that there is nobody who wants to wrestle him. He says that he is the king of his own universe. At least the checks cash. He says that with what they pay him they will need to hire migrant workers to come off the street to wrestle him. He is this generation’s Terrible Ted the Wrestling Bear. Nobody wants to sign the contract to wrestle him because they know that they will get their fingers, arms, legs, and heads broken.

Not even a legend, a sure-fire Hall of Famer. Not even the great villain who has been ignoring him for six months and will not open his mouth to answer a challenge from him. He won’t even look him in the eye or acknowledge his existence as we cut to William Regal.

Seth Rollins comes out and he wants to know what the hell Dean is talking about. He says that when Dean came into this place, he had a fire in his eyes. Dean wanted to beat Seth so he could be the best. However, something changed and he is obsessed with William Regal. He tells Dean to get his eyes back on the prize and grow a set.

Dean looks at Seth and points at the title and then he walks away.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we are in Maxine’s old office with Summer and she has Rob Naylor at her side. Audrey and Caylee enter. She says that they both have great talent and should have a shot at Raquel’s Divas Championship. Summer says that she has made her decision and asks Rob who she picked. He says that she picked Audrey.

They leave and Paige and Sofia Cortez enter. Paige says that if anyone gets a title match, it should be her. Sofia says that it should be her. Summer says that we need an opponent for Audrey so she picks Sofia. Paige says that Sofia is always hurt so it should be her. Summer changes her mind and picks Paige.

Sofia is not happy with the decision and Paige escorts Sofia out of the office.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Jiro versus Bray Wyatt

They lock up and Wyatt backs Jiro into the corner and Jiro escapes. Jiro with a chop and Bray likes it. Wyatt with a boot to the chest and then he throws him to the floor. Wyatt follows after him and he sends Jiro into the apron and guardrails. Bray with a belly-to-back suplex onto the apron. Wyatt with punches as they go into the corner. Wyatt with a splash into the corner and then he dances Jiro around the ring before hitting the reverse spinning STO for the three count.

Winner: Bray Wyatt

We go to the interview area where Kassius Ohno has something to say. He says that he is a man with integrity and he has always been proud of the fact that he is a man of honor. What kind of man, rather than take a knockout blow, would pull a 140 pound referee in front of him. That man is a coward. A coward dies a thousand deaths. That is all he plans to say about that.

It is a good time to be here. There are new opportunities and new champions will be crowned. Anyone who gets in his way will be incinerated. When Kassius clashes, it is ashes to ashes.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Three: FCW 15 Champion Richie Steamboat versus FCW Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins for the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship

They circle each other before locking up and they try to get the first advantage in the match and Steamboat with an arm drag. They lock up again and Rollins with a waist lock and single leg take down but Steamboat with a side head lock. Rollins with a front face lock but Steamboat escapes and applies a hammer lock.

They get to their feet and Rollins with a snap mare and front face lock. Steamboat with a single leg take down and Rollins is able to get loose. Rollins with a wrist lock but Steamboat reverses and then he uses the ropes for an arm drag. Steamboat with an arm drag into an arm bar. Steamboat continues to work on the arm. Rollins reverses and he takes Steamboat down with an arm wringer.

Steamboat kicks Rollins away and he tries for an arm drag but Rollins anticipates it and avoids it. Rollins with a rollup for a near fall. Rollins continues to control the match with a side head lock take down. Steamboat gets a near fall with a rollup. Steamboat with punches. Rollins tries for a chop but Steamboat avoids it. Steamboat connects with a chop and then he applies a key lock. Rollins with punches but Steamboat with a knee and chop.

Steamboat gets a near fall and he applies a key lock. Rollins with punches but Steamboat with a chop. Rollins decides to chop back and Steamboat does the same. Rollins with a leaping kick followed by punches. Rollins with a flatline into the turnbuckles and then Seth with a clothesline that sends Steamboat over the top rope to the floor.

Rollins sets for the suicide dive and he hits it. Both men are down on the floor as the referee starts his count.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Rollins with a figure four head scissors on Steamboat now that both men have returned to the ring. Steamboat leans back and gets a near fall. Rollins with a knee to the midsection and Rollins works on the neck. Rollins sends Steamboat into the turnbuckles and then he slams Steamboat.

While the action continues in the ring Byron Saxton announces that Dean Ambrose will face the FCW Champion in two weeks.

Rollins gets a near fall. Rollins returns to the figure four head scissors but Rollins turns to his side a little to make sure that Steamboat cannot bridge back to get another near fall. Steamboat gets his foot on the ropes and Rollins releases the hold. Rollins with boots to the chest and Rollins tries for a standing moonsault but Steamboat moves out of the way.

Rollins blocks a boot from Steamboat but Steamboat with kicks to Rollins. Steamboat with a chop but Rollins with a kick and punch. Steamboat with forearms and a clothesline. Steamboat with a running back elbow into the corner and then he sets up for a suplex but turns it into a slam for a near fall.

Rollins sends Steamboat to the apron. Steamboat goes up top and he is met with a drop kick and Rollins gets a near fall. Steamboat tries for a super kick but Rollins avoids it and he rolls Steamboat up but Richie rolls through and gets to his feet. Rollins with Avada Kedavra but Steamboat kicks out.

Rollins sets for the running forearm into the corner and he hits it. Rollins with a back heel kick and he sets for the curb stomp but Steamboat with a power slam and he gets a near fall. Both men struggle to get to their feet and they are on the apron on opposite sides of the post. Rollins and Steamboat exchange punches.

Rollins pulls Steamboat’s head into the turnbuckle. They fight onto the turnbuckles and Rollins with head butts. Rollins hip tosses Steamboat to the mat. Rollins goes up top but Steamboat stops him. Richie sets for a super German suplex and he hits it but Rollins is able to land on his feet. Steamboat runs into a boot in the corner. Rollins tries for a victory rolls but Steamboat drops down and gets a near fall. Rollins gets a near fall of his own.

Rollins with a kick and curb stomp for the three count.

Winner: Seth Rollins

After the match, Dean Ambrose comes out and he takes the title belt and he hands it to Seth Rollins. Ambrose tells Rollins that he will be facing him in two weeks. Seth says that it looks like Dean has grown a set.

We go to credits with the stare down in the center of the ring.

2013 - Extreme Rising issued the following:

Thank you for reading. At this time, Extreme Rising would like to make a statement with regards to the future of the company. We would like to start with the internet. Word to the wise is don't believe everything you read (or hear) online whether it be from a news site, a wrestler, someone in the "industry", or even fans. Check with the authority of whatever the subject matter before subscribing to idle chatter --whatever the claim may be. People write and say things without thinking sometimes, and act rather hastily when their emotions get the best of them, especially when they don't get their way. Cooler heads definitely prevail. With that being said, there have been things posted and said since the cancellation of the April 2013 Wrestlemania weekend events. It was a blow to the company as we picked up momentum every event leading into December's show. Canceling events hurt the fans, hurt the wrestlers, and yes hurt all the partners too. As much as it pained us to cancel th e events we were all looking forward to, it would have been more devastating to run said events that would've damaged things beyond repair. A very tough decision was made and we are still reorganizing from it. Most people would've have taken the easy way out after such a decision was made by quitting and shutting down. We've all seen that time and time again in life -not just pro wrestling. We have picked ourselves up in the past and are in the process of doing the same again. We are resilient and persistent. We've been doubted in the past (and will be again), but it does not stop this burning desire to move this company forward in 2013, despite any setbacks. With that being said, EXTREME RISING has always been alive and is moving forward.

It's easy for anyone to sit there and quarterback what Extreme Rising or any other wrestling company should do. Actually, doing is much harder than you may think. If it wasn't hard, there would be more wrestling companies started and running events. If we were to listen to anyone but ourselves, we would've never started Extreme Reunion and kept going with Extreme Rising with the various levels of outside negativity. We took the shot... calculated risks... chances... Some panned out, some didn't, but we are still here working at it -and for whatever reason you are here reading this, we thank you. The one thing we know is that we put ourselves out there and continue to try. That is more than most will ever do unfortunately. People are afraid of failing so they never try. Dreaming and wishing for something is one thing -"doing" is something completely different. Most will never know the feeling of even trying, and that is real shame.

There will never be a perfectly run wrestling organization because every fan, every wrestler, every critic wants or thinks something differently. That being said people will come, and people will go. Extreme Rising strives to be a true alternative for wrestling fans, as we bring you the men who became extreme legends, with the future stars that will follow on their own path to greatness --the level of their success all depends on their dedication to the business. We aim to deliver a product that no one else is presently offering, one where fans interact with the action and where anything can happen at any moment. What started as Extreme Reunion in 2012 shook the foundation of the wrestling world as the event received an overwhelming response. Issues arose from that event, and a reunion turned to an Extreme Rising immediately as problem areas were taken to task, and resolved. With the fans support, Extreme Rising hosted four more live events averaging 1,000 plus fans per show. Extreme Rising made headlines on wrestling websites covering the successes of each event. Think about what all of us together from the staff, to the fans created and help grow. As easy as it would be to walk away, we didn't. We didn't quit on you, so please don't quit on us. Be apart of something special as Extreme Rising forges forward.

To say the last few months have not been challenging is an understatement. We have taken time to work on correcting things that needed attention, and are still working on some areas as of this writing. We have made changes in management and reformed the overall general philosophy of Extreme Rising moving forward. We are still working on getting back on track, but we are also planning for the future of 2013 which is exciting and look forward to sharing with you in the future. We hope you understand that we put our hearts and souls into Extreme Rising. We really are trying to make this work. We make mistakes. We are human, just like you reading this. We are taking one day at a time to make ourselves better to operate more efficiently. We are regrouping. We are reorganizing. We are redirecting our energies positively hereby removing the negativity (whatever and whoever that may be) and are looking forward to our next announcements.

It doesn't matter what we announce our next moves will be...

Actions will speak louder...

And when our actions are executed and play out in front of the eyes of the world, we hope you will back us for the next chapter of Extreme Rising.

The promotion never ran another event.

2013 - Tommy Dreamer wrote online that he was robbed of $1300+ when he was asked to check his carry-on bag by Delta Airlines on a flight back from Jackson, MS because his plane was too small. Dreamer was returning from Traditional Championship Wrestling. When the bag was returned to him, the money and some other items were gone. The money was hidden inside the bag between several personal items, so someone rifled through the bag. He realized something was wrong when he arrived in Atlanta to transfer to a flight home in NYC. Dreamer wrote that he's reached out to Delta but so far has been given a runaround. He's also joked he's using the experience as inspiration to bring back the Fanny Pack.

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

Last week, John Cena told us that we would have a Three Stages of Hell Match (best of three falls match). The third stage is an ambulance match. Speaking of ambulances, we saw the Rybackulance that allowed Curtis Axel to get his second win over someone not named Sin Cara. Curtis will get a chance to add Triple H to the ‘Beat Them Twice’ Club. Will Triple H be cleared to wrestle? Will he care?

We are in Hartford, Connecticut and your announcers are Michael ‘Stand Back . . . there’s a Whaler a coming just doesn’t sound the same’ Cole, Jerry ‘Let’s Go to the mall to watch Wrestlemania’ Lawler and John ‘We drive ambulances on Monday night’ Layfield.

Stephanie McMahon makes her way to the ring and she says that it is great to be back on Raw. She says that she wishes it was under better circumstances. At Extreme Rules, her husband was in a brutal steel cage match against Brock Lesnar. Then he competed the following night against Curtis Axel.

Stephanie reminds us that her husband could not finish. Even though Hunter is medically cleared tonight, she has made an executive decision not to allow Hunter to compete. She did it as an executive, wife, and mother. She will not let him wrestle Curtis Axel because Curtis is beneath Hunter.

Hunter has given his life and body for everyone and this decision is not about the people.

In an early Father’s Day gift, Stephanie’s father . . . Vince McMahon makes his way to the ring.

Vince says that he is happy to see everyone. Vince says that he has a request. He would like for everyone to not boo his daughter Stephanie. He says that she has feelings just like everyone else. Vince says that Stephanie is right. His son-in-law, Triple H has given everything.

Vince says that they care more about Triple H than the fans. He is the father of Stephanie’s children and his grandchildren. Vince says that Hunter will not compete tonight.

Vince wants to know what the people want. Vince says that this is family entertainment and not a blood sport. Vince mentions that Kofi Kingston was put through a table and the people chanted for one more. Then it happened again and they wanted it one more time.

The fans parrot Vince’s ‘One More Time’ comment and Vince says that there will not be any one more time. Vince says that Curtis Axel is beneath Triple H.

The music for the Shield plays and they make their way to the ring.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One: Daniel Bryan, Kane, and Randy Orton versus Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns

 

Bryan and Ambrose start things off and Bryan with punches and kicks followed by a knee to the midsection. Bryan with kicks to the back. Bryan with elbows and more kicks before tagging in Kane. Kane with a drop kick to Ambrose for a near fall. Kane with a power slam for a near fall. Kane with punches but Ambrose with an elbow and Rollins tags in.

Kane with a head butt and Bryan tags in and Bryan with a drop kick to Rollins for a near fall. Kane tags back in and Bryan with some kicks and Kane with a boot. Kane with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner followed by another Irish whip and clothesline followed by a side slam for a near fall. Kane goes up top but Rollins with a drop kick to crotch Kane.

Rollins gets a near fall and we go to commercial.

We are back and Rollins with a chin lock on Kane. Kane with punches and an uppercut but Rollins with a drop kick and a forearm in the corner. Ambrose tags in and he punches Kane and the referee pulls Ambrose out of the corner. Ambrose with kicks to Kane followed by a head butt. Kane with a back heel kick. Ambrose with head butts and then he tags in Rollins. Rollins and Ambrose try for a double suplex but Kane blocks it. Kane eventually hits a double suplex and all three men are down in the ring.

Orton tags in and he clotheslines Rollins twice and he punches Reigns off the apron. Orton avoids a clothesline and he hits a power slam on Rollins. He power slams Ambrose and then he goes for the IEDDT on Rollins. He punches Ambrose and he hits a double IEDDT.

Orton looks around and then he twists to the mat. Orton kicks Reigns but Rollins with a kick to the back of the head and Orton goes down. Rollins gets a near fall. Ambrose tags in and he stomps on the abdomen. Ambrose with a snap elbow drop for a near fall. Ambrose with a front face lock and then he turns it into a chin lock.

Orton with head butts but Ambrose with a knee to the midsection. Rollins tags in and he kicks Orton. Rollins with an elbow drop to the head and he gets a near fall. Orton tries to make the tag but Rollins tags in Reigns and he connects with a forearm to the head and then he punches Orton. Reigns with a full nelson on Orton. Reigns kicks Orton in the leg and he takes Randy back to the mat.

Orton with punches but Reigns with a punch to the abdomen. Ambrose tags in and he kicks Orton and then he chokes him against the turnbuckles. Ambrose with a shoulder in the corner. Ambrose with a hard Irish whip.

Reigns tags back in and he gives Orton a head butt before returning to the reverse chin lock. Orton with a belly-to-back suplex. Rollins goes up top but Orton with a drop kick to stop him and Orton is down but he starts to look to his corner.

Bryan and Ambrose tag in and Bryan with a drop kick that knocks Reigns off the apron. Bryan with kicks to Ambrose and then he flips over Ambrose on an Irish whip and he hits a flying clothesline. Bryan with Kicks of Yes to the chest. Bryan crotches Rollins on the turnbuckles and then he hits a round kick on Ambrose. Bryan with a rana from the turnbuckles and Rollins lands on Ambrose. Bryan with a suicide dive to Reigns and then he goes up top for a missile drop kick on Ambrose for a near fall.

Bryan applies the No Lock and Rollins and Reigns break it up. Kane grabs Reigns and Rollins but Rollins with an enzugiri and Reigns with a spear. Orton with an RKO on Rollins. Reigns sends Orton into Bryan and Ambrose hits the Dean Driver for the three count.

Winners: Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns

We go to commercial.

We are back and Bryan yells at Orton. Orton apologizes and he says that he wants to beat the Shield more than Bryan and Kane. Bryan tells Kane that is not an apology. Bryan says that Orton thinks that he is the weak link. Bryan says that neither of them respect him. Kane says that he respects Bryan. Kane says that Bryan has lost touch with reality. Bryan says that he is not the weak link and one match can prove that. Bryan says that since they do not respect him, he will do it a different way. He will get their respect.

Triple H makes his way into the building and he asks for Vince’s office. Hunter enters Vince’s office and he wants to know what is going on. Hunter says that he is wrestling tonight but Stephanie tells him that he is not. Stephanie reminds Hunter that she saw him collapse at ringside. She tells Hunter that their children were crying. She says that Curtis Axel is not worth it.

Hunter says that he is cleared and he will wrestle tonight.

Vince says that the Cerebral Assassin is not being very cerebral. He tells Hunter to take his ego out of this.

Hunter tells Vince that he is one to talk about egos. He says that he will wrestle Curtis Axel. Hunter wants to know who is going to stop him.

Vince tells Hunter not to do something that he will regret. Vince leaves and Stephanie closes the door.

Match Number Two: Jimmy and Jey Uso versus Darren Young and Titus O’Neil

Jimmy with a splash to Young and then he tags in Jey and they double team Darren and get a near fall. Titus tags in and Jey with a punch but Titus with a boot to the head. It is time to do the dog bark. Titus with a back breaker and he tosses Jey to the side. Young tags in and he kicks Jey and he applies a reverse chin lock.

Titus tags back in and he picks up Jey and unfurls him to the mat and applies a front face lock. Jey with punches to get out of the head lock but Titus with a clothesline for a near fall. Titus with a cravate. Titus with knees and a kick. Titus misses a charge into the corner and he hits the turnbuckle with his shoulder. Young and Jimmy tag in and Jimmy with clotheslines followed by a savate kick and a Samoan drop.

Jimmy with the running butt splash into the corner and then he gets a near fall but Titus breaks up the cover. Titus gets crotched on the top rope and Jey with a super kick. Jimmy with a super kick to Young and Jey tags in and he hits the Superfly splash for the three count.

Winners: Jimmy and Jey Uso

Big E Langston and AJ walk on one side of the screen while Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez walk on the other side. It is time for the next match in their best of infinity series.

Match Number Three: Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) versus Big E Langston (with AJ Lee) in the Rubber Match for Now Match

They lock up and Langston with knees to the midsection followed by punches in the corner. Del Rio with a drop kick to the head and he clotheslines Langston over the top rope to the floor. Del Rio sets for a baseball slide through the ropes but Langston moves and Langston with a shoulder tackle to Del Rio. Langston sends Del Rio into the ringside barrier.

Langston with a running body block and he gets a near fall. Del Rio with punches and head butts but Del Rio shows the effect of giving Langston a head butt. Langston catches Del Rio as he comes off the turnbuckles and Langston with three back breakers for a near fall. Langston chokes Del Rio in the ropes. Langston with a rear chin lock. But Del Rio with punches.

Langston sends Del Rio into the turnbuckles and connects with shoulders. Langston misses a splash into the corner and Del Rio with kicks. Del Rio with a step up enzuigiri and then he tries for a German suplex but Langston with an elbow. Del Rio tries to float over into the cross arm breaker but Langston sends Del Rio into the ropes. Del Rio with a super kick for a near fall.

Del Rio with the float over into the cross arm breaker but Langston rolls over and picks up Del Rio and he puts Del Rio on the ropes but Del Rio holds on to the cross arm breaker. Del Rio releases at four. Del Rio with a German suplex. Del Rio returns to the cross arm breaker and Langston tries to roll over to pick up Del Rio again but Del Rio with a crucifix for the three count.

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

Sheamus is walking in the back and we go to commercial.

Match Number Four: Sheamus versus Cody Rhodes (with Damien Sandow)

Rhodes with jabs and he tries for a hip toss but Sheamus blocks it and he hits a short arm clothesline. Sheamus with a punch in the corner followed by an Irish whip. Rhodes with a float over but Sheamus with a clothesline and a knee drop. Rhodes with a forearm and kicks. Rhodes with a punch.

Sheamus sends Rhodes to the apron and he tries for the forearms but Rhodes escapes. Sheamus has him against the ring post and Rhodes sends Sheamus’ leg into the turnbuckle from the apron and Rhodes with a kick.

Rhodes kicks Sheamus to the floor and Cody follows. Rhodes with a knee and then he sends Sheamus back into the ring and Rhodes gets a near fall. Cody with kicks to Sheamus and he gets a near fall. Cody with a cravate into a front face lock. Sheamus picks up Rhodes and throws him across the ring to escape. Sheamus with two running double sledges and then he runs Cody into the turnbuckles and he hits a running knee lift. Sheamus with a fireman’s carry slam and then he goes up top for the flying shoulder tackle.

Sheamus gets Cody up for White Noise but Rhodes with an elbow and rollup for a near fall. Sheamus misses a Brogue kick and he gets his leg caught in the ropes. Rhodes with a neck breaker while Sheamus was still caught in the ropes and he gets a near fall. Cody sets for Cross Rhodes but Sheamus with a snap mare. Sheamus misses a splash into the corner. Cody goes up for a moonsault and he misses when Sheamus moves out of the way.

Sheamus hits White Noise and then Sheamus looks around for the spot to pound his chest for the Brogue Kick. Sheamus with the Brogue Kick for the three count.

Winner: Sheamus

After the match, Sheamus gets in Sandow’s face and Sandow tells him to go. Sheamus offers his hand and says no hard feelings. Sandow swats Sheamus’ hand away and Sheamus punches Sandow.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Hunter and Stephanie are walking in the back and Hunter is still pissed at Vince throwing his ego around. Hunter says that he is leaving because he doesn’t want to beat his kid’s grandfather’s ass on TV. Hunter says that he is going to be on next week’s Raw at the start of the show and he will wrestle Curtis Axel. Hunter drives off in the McLimo.

We see footage of what Ryback did to Kofi Kingston on Smackdown.

Michael says that Kofi suffered an elbow injury that was aggravated by the actions of Ryback.

Daniel Bryan is walking in the back and he is destroying things. Ryback tells Bryan to watch what he is doing. Ryback tells Bryan that because of him Kofi had surgery. Ryback says last year he had a flu and stomach virus. His throw up was bigger than Daniel.

Daniel says that he is not afraid of Ryback.

Ryback says that Bryan has truly lost his mind and he tells Daniel to prove it in the ring.

Ryback tells Bryan that he is the weak link. After the match, he will be the missing link.

Vince McMahon welcomes Paul Heyman and Curtis Axel. Vince says that Curtis has a lot of potential and he mentions that the match will not happen tonight. Vince says that the match will not happen next week either.

Vince says that Curtis Axel is in action tonight and he will face John Cena. Vince says that the match will be a No Disqualification Match. Paul is speechless and Vince asks Paul if he wants him to say it in Yiddish.

Fandango and Summer Rae walk in the back as we go to commercial.

Match Number Five: Fandango (with Summer Rae) versus Great Khali (with Natalya and Hornswoggle)

Fandango avoids Khali and he dances but he turns into a clothesline. Khali dances while Fandango gets up. Khali with a chop and then he goes to the other side of the ring and he chops Fandango again. Fandango with a kick and punches to Khali. Khali with an elbow and a boot to the head. Khali with clotheslines and he goes for the choke slam but Fandango goes to the floor and he leaves with Summer.

Miz comes out to stop Fandango but Wade Barrett hits Miz with the Bull Hammer. Fandango realizes that it is not smart to get in Barrett’s way so he goes to the back around the stage.

Winner: Great Khali (by count out)

Match Number Six: Wade Barrett versus Miz in a Non Title Match

Miz punches Wade and connects with knees in the ropes. Barrett with a boot to the head followed by punches. Barrett puts Miz on the turnbuckles and then he connects with forearms and kicks Miz off the turnbuckles to the mat. Barrett chokes Miz in the ropes. Miz sends Barrett to the floor to recover.

Miz with a baseball slide to keep Barrett outside the ring. Miz runs Barrett into the ringside barrier. Miz returns Barrett to the ring but Barrett stops Miz on the turnbuckles. Miz avoids a knee and Barrett hits the turnbuckles. Miz with a sunset flip for a near fall. Miz works on the leg to set up for the figure four leg lock but Barrett with the Blackpool Slam for a near fall.

Fandango’s music plays because what is good for the goose is good for the gander. They dance on the stage and pose while Barrett is distracted. Miz takes Barrett down and he applies the figure four and gets Barrett to tap out.

Winner: Miz

We are back with a look at the start of Raw when Stephanie McMahon overruled the doctors an prevented her husband and the father of her children to wrestle tonight against Curtis Axel, someone who she thinks sucks.

Jerry Lawler is in the ring with the official contract signing table, chairs, and carpet. He says that it is time for the contract to be signed for the match between Chris Jericho and CM Punk.

Chris Jericho comes out first. Paul Heyman comes to the ring but he is not joined by his client, CM PUNK.

They sit down in their contract signing chairs and Jerry wants them to sign the contract to make it official.

Paul says that before he signs it, and he points out that it could have been signed in the back in private. Instead he is going to feed Chris’ massive ego. When Chris shows up for Payback to wrestle his client, the best in the world, CM Punk . . .

Chris interrupts Paul and mocks Punk’s tattoo choices. Chris tells Mr. Walrus that he does not care about that. Chris says that all he cares about is Paul delivering CM Punk at Payback on June 16th.

Paul signs the contract and he gives it to Chris to sign. He asks Chris if he is truly prepared to face the best in the world CM Punk in Chicago? He knows that we are in an arena filled with Jericho-holics, that won’t be the case in Chicago. He will be vilified, booed, jeered, and heckled by a partisan, biased, home town crowd where CM Punk can do no wrong.

Chris may be the best in the world at what he does. CM Punk is the best in the world at what he does and that is make liars out of people who think they can lay claim to the title of being the Best in the World.

Chris tells Paul he might be right. Punk is from Chicago and Payback is in Chicago, so maybe they should do it at SummerSlam in Los Angeles.

Paul says no.

Chris suggests Madison Square Garden in New York and Paul says no again.

Chris suggests doing it right here in Hartford, Connecticut. The crowd likes that idea but Paul says no and the crowd is not full of Paul Heyman Guys.

Chris signs the contract and he says that when you act like a jackass, like CM Punk acts, you get treated like a jackass. Now that the contract is signed, sealed, and delivered. We need to figure where to file this contract. Do they do it at Paul’s lawyer’s office or at Chris’ lawyer’s office? What about at the corporate offices in Stamford? Chris has an idea and he tells Paul to stand up.

Chris tells Paul to shut up and unbutton his jacket. He sticks the contract down Paul’s pants. He tells Paul he will see him in Chicago.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Seven: Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, and AJ Lee versus Cameron, Naomi, and Kaitlyn

AJ and Kaitlyn start things off and AJ with a slap to the back of the head. AJ with an elbow to Naomi and she tags in Nikki. Cameron comes in and Cameron with an arm drag after avoiding a clothesline. Naomi tags in and Naomi with a leaping butt bump and Cameron with a flip leg drop. Naomi with a drop kick but she misses a splash and hits the ropes. Nikki slams Naomi’s head into the mat.

Nikki with an arm bar and she continues to work on the arm. Nikki with a near fall. Nikki with an arm wringer and Brie tags in. Brie with a boot to the arm from the turnbuckles. Brie works on the shoulder. Brie with an arm bar but Naomi with forearms. Brie sends Naomi to the mat. Brie returns to the arm bar.

Naomi with an enzuigiri and she tags in Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn wih a flying shoulder tackle followed by an inverted DDT but she can only get a near fall. Kaitlyn sends Brie into Nikki and then Brie escapes a slam attempt and Brie with a knee but AJ refuses the tag as payback for last week.

Kaitlyn with a spear when Brie turns around and Kaitlyn gets the three count.

Winners: Kaitlyn, Cameron, and Naomi

We go to commercial.

We are back and Daniel Bryan turns into Kane and Kane tells Daniel that it is a mistake to fight Ryback tonight. Kane reminds Daniel of what Ryback did to Kofi. Kane says that he never saw anyone with Daniel’s heart, desire, and willingness to fight. He has nothing to prove to anyone else.

Daniel thinks about it and he says that Kane is wrong. He has something to prove and beating Ryback will prove it. He will prove it without Kane. He says that he does not want Kane anywhere near him tonight.

Michael Cole talks about the Wyatt Family video from last week. We have a new video this week.

Match Number Eight: Daniel Bryan versus Ryback in a Weakest or Missing Link Match

Bryan with a running knee to Ryback followed by kicks. Ryback pushes Bryan into the corner and then Ryback runs Bryan into the turnbuckles. Bryan with a drop toe hold and then he kicks Ryback. Bryan kicks Ryback in the back of the leg. Bryan with punches and kicks but Ryback with a boot to Bryan.

Ryback tries for a splash but he lands on Bryan’s knees. Bryan with kicks to Ryback’s ribs. Bryan tries for the No Lock but Ryback throws Bryan away. Ryback with kicks to the head. Ryback with knees to the midsection followed by a forearm to the back and a kick to the midsection. Ryback with a boot on the side of Bryan’s head and then he kicks and knees Bryan.

Ryback with a punch and Thesz Press but Bryan rolls through and he applies a single leg crab. Ryback kicks Bryan in the head but Bryan with an Indian Death Lock and then Bryan connects with forearms to the head. Bryan gets a near fall. Bryan with kicks to the chest and legs. Bryan flips over Ryback on an Irish whip but Ryback sends Bryan over the top rope to the floor and we go to commercial.

We are back and Ryback runs Bryan into the turnbuckles and he head butts Bryan. Ryback with a running shoulder to the ribs and he gets a near fall. Ryback stomps on the ribs. Ryback with a boot to the abdomen. Ryback with an elbow drop to the midsection. Ryback with a reverse chin lock.

Ryback with a shoulder tackle. Ryback grabs Bryan by the beard and he biels Bryan across the ring by the beard. Ryback misses a charge into the corner and Ryback hits the ring post with his shoulder. Bryan with a running drop kick to the back and it sends Ryback into the turnbuckles. Bryan with two more running drop kicks for a near fall. Bryan goes up top for a missile drop kick and then he goes up top for the diving head butt and he hits it three-quarters of the way across the ring but Ryback kicks out.

Bryan with Kicks of Yes to the chest but he misses the round kick and Ryback with a power bomb but Ryback falls to his knees. Ryback tries for another power bomb but Bryan applies a Crippler Crossface but Ryback fights to get to the ropes and he makes it. Bryan releases the hold.

Ryback falls to the floor. Daniel goes for the suicide dive but he overshoots it and he hits the announce table when Ryback throws him into it. Ryback runs Bryan into the ring post a few times and then he returns to the ring. Ryback goes to the floor and he pulls out a table. The referee warns Ryback but Ryback does not care. Ryback power bombs Bryan through the table and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner: Daniel Bryan (by disqualification)

After the match, Ryback gets another table and he sets it up against the ringside barrier.

John Cena makes his way to the ring and he has his title belt to ward off Ryback.

Curtis Axel’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring because he will be facing John Cena tonight.

Match Number Nine: John Cena versus Curtis Axel in a No Disqualification Match

Cena punches Axel followed by an Irish whip but Heyman trips Cena when he goes for the bulldog and Cena goes to the floor. Axel with a forearm from the apron. Axel gets a near fall. Axel with a snap mare and a neck snap for a near fall. Axel with punches to Cena and he rubs his forearm across Cena’s face.

Cena punches Axel but Axel with a back breaker for a near fall. Axel tells Heyman to get him a chair and Paul obliges. Cena blocks the chair shot and he kicks Axel and then he hits Axel in the back with the chair. Cena sends Axel to the floor and Cena follows.

Cena sends Axel over the announce table. John decides to rearrange the table but he rolls Axel back in but Axel hits Cena with the chair and Cena goes to the floor. Axel tries to hit Cena with the chair but Cena moves and Axel hits the ring post. Axel brings the chair into the ring. Cena avoids a chair shot in the ring.

Cena avoids another chair shot by Axel and Cena with a Van Cenanator for a near fall. Cena puts the chair in the turnbuckles but Axel with the Axe for a near fall. Axel with a forearm across the face while he has Cena in the ropes. Axel with kicks to Cena followed by a hard Irish whip. Axel gets a near fall.

Axel with an arm bar and chin lock. Axel stands on the side of Cena’s head. Cena with two flying shoulder tackles followed by a Blue Thunder Bomb and he holds his hand up for the Five Knuckle Shuffle and he connects. Cena gets Axel up for the Attitude Adjustment but Axel holds on to the ropes. Cena charges at Axel but Axel moves and Cena hits the chair in the turnbuckles and Cena falls to the floor.

Cena returns to the ring in time and Axel with punches to Cena. Axel gets the chair and he hits Cena in the back with it and he gets a near fall. Axel gets another near fall. Paul tells Curtis to wear him out. Axel hits Cena again with the chair but Cena kicks out at two. Curtis hits Cena in the midsection and then in the back with the chair.

Axel drives the chair into the abdomen as he stands over Cena. Axel waits for the running snap neck breaker onto the chair but Cena kicks out. Axel picks up Cena for the Perfectplex but Cena counters and he puts Axel in the STF. Heyman wills Curtis to the ropes to break the hold.

Paul Heyman gives Axel an iPad and he hits Cena in the head with it. Cena picks up Axel on the floor and Cena goes after Heyman. Cena punches Axel but Ryback attacks Cena. Ryback picks up Cena and he runs Cena through the table that he set up earlier in the show.

Winner: Curtis Axel (by count out)

After the match, Ryback tells Cena that at Payback, RYBACK RULES

We go to credits.

2014 - WWE broadcast Main Event.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We are in Cincinnati, Ohio and your announcers are Tom "Dr. Johnny Fever" Phillips and Byron "Venus Flytrap" Saxton.

Wade Barrett makes his way to the ring and he has something to say before his match against Rob Van Dam.

Barrett says at Payback, he successfully defended his Intercontinental Title against Rob Van Dam. He hit Rob so hard that he became delusional. Fast forward to last night. Rob managed to squeak out a victory because his tag team partner, the coward Cesaro left him high and dry and deserted him.

According to the people in charge, that means that Rob earns an Intercontinental Title shot tonight? We all know that Rob has been resting on yesterday's laurels for a long time. Every time that Rob gets hit in the head, he loses some gray matter. His brain is so rattled that he is forced to repeat his initials to remind himself who he is.

Wade mocks the RVD thumb deal and the crowd parrots him. He says to notice the vacant expression on his face and the smile on his face. He calls Rob a zombie. Wade says that he's got some bad news. After a final Bullhammer, the only use for Rob is to become a member of the cast of The Walking Dead.

Van Dam tries to attack Wade and Wade fights him off for a moment but Van Dam with a twisting drop kick and Wade goes to the floor.

Cody Rhodes is in the back talking to Goldust and we find out that Goldust will be teaming with Kofi Kingston tonight.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at what happened with Stephanie McMahon, Daniel Bryan, Brie Bella, and the WWE World Championship.

Match Number One: Kofi Kingston and Goldust versus Luke Harper and Erick Rowan

Goldust and Rowan start things off and Goldust gasp in Rowan’s face and then Harper takes off the mask. They lock up and Rowan misses a punch. Goldust with a punch. Rowan with a kick and forearm. Rowan with a shoulder tackle and he tries for a power slam but Goldust gets to his feet and he hits a drop kick. Kofi tags in and they hit a double drop kick and Kofi gets a near fall.

Kofi with a hammer lock but Rowan with an elbow. Kofi tries for a monkey flip but Rowan pushes him away. Kofi with a drop kick and then he leaps into the corner and punches Rowan. Kofi rolls to the mat and he connects with a European uppercut. Goldust tags in and he rakes the back. Harper tags in and he punches Goldust and connects with a European uppercut. Harper with a rake of the eyes but Goldust with a boot and bulldog for a near fall.

Kofi tags in and he goes up top and connects with boots to the arm. Kofi with a kick to the leg and then he blocks a kick from Harper. Kofi with more kicks and he gets a near fall. Harper with a drop kick for a near fall. Rowan tags in and he connects with a forearm to the back. Rowan with a slam.

Kofi tries for a sunset flip but Rowan picks Kofi up. Kofi with a pendulum kick in the corner and both men are down. Harper tries to interfere and Kofi moves. Goldust tags in and he hits a clothesline followed by an uppercut and reverse atomic drop.

Goldust with forearms but Rowan with an Irish whip. Goldust with a boot followed by a rana and power slam but Harper distracts Goldust. Goldust takes care of Harper and then he punches Rowan. We go to commercial.

We are back and Harper with a punch and elbow drops to Goldust. Rowan tags in and Harper with one last elbow drop. Rowan with a leg drop and he gets a near fall. Goldust kicks Rowan but Rowan with a clothesline to the back of the head. Rowan with a reverse chin lock and then he goes for the double atomic noogie. Cody watches the action from the Big E monitor.

Goldust with a back elbow as he comes off the turnbuckles and both men are down. Harper tags in and Harper knocks Kofi off the apron. Harper with an Irish whip but Goldust with a kick and Code Gold but he cannot make the cover. Kofi tags in and he hits a springboard chop and he kicks Rowan off the apron. Kofi with chops and a drop kick followed by a leaping clothesline. Kofi sets for the Boom Drop and he hits it.

Kofi prepares for Trouble in Paradise but Rowan interferes and Kofi with a clothesline. Kofi goes for a springboard move but he is met with a boot from Harper. Harper can only get a near fall. Harper sends Goldust to the floor. Harper picks up Kofi and tries for a German suplex but Kofi lands on his feet. Kofi with a double jump head scissors followed by a flip dive onto Harper.

Kofi rolls Harper back into the ring and he goes up top. Kofi with a cross body for a near fall but Rowan breaks it up. Rowan goes over the top rope to the floor but Harper knocks Goldust off the apron. Kofi with a rollup for a near fall and then he goes for Trouble in Paradise but Harper with a discus lariat for the three count.

Winners: Luke Harper and Erick Rowan

Renee Young is with Rob Van Dam and she brings up what Rob did earlier. She asks Rob if he has any comments. Rob says that everyone knows how cool RVD is. Barrett has confused coolness for weakness. Rob says you don’t measure wins and losses one at a time. You measure them over the length of your career. That is why he is confident in the ring every time. If anyone thinks there is not enough fire burning behind his laid back self. He has some bad news, he is the Whole Damn Show. The title is coming home with RVD.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a Raw Rebound of the closing segment of the show.

Match Number Two: Wade Barrett versus Rob Van Dam for the Intercontinental Title

They lock up and Van Dam with a side head lock. Barrett with forearms to the ribs but Van Dam holds on to the ropes to avoid a Bullhammer. Barrett with a kick and side head lock. Van Dam with a top wrist lock into a side head lock. Van Dam with a shoulder tackle followed by a drop kick for a near fall.

Van Dam with a drop kick into the corner followed by a shoulder and kicks. Van Dam climbs the turnbuckles for punches. Van Dam with a spinning heel kick into the corner and he gets a near fall. Barrett goes to the floor to regroup.

Van Dam with a baseball slide to Barrett and then Van Dam goes to the apron. Van Dam with a cannonball off the apron and both men are down. Van Dam kicks Barrett on the floor and they return to the ring. Van Dam gets a near fall. Van Dam with forearms and shoulders in the corner. Van Dam chokes Barrett in the corner and he kicks Barrett. Barrett with an Irish whip but he runs into an elbow. Van Dam goes up top but Barrett recovers and he pushes Van Dam off the turnbuckles and into the ringside barrier as we go to commercial.

We are back and Barrett with a side head lock but Van Dam with elbows. Van Dam floats over on an Irish whip but Barrett catches him and he kicks Van Dam in the midsection. Barrett gets a near fall. Barrett chokes Van Dam in the corner. Barrett has Van Dam in the ropes and Barrett with a series of knees and then he kicks Van Dam and Van Dam is caught in the ropes momentarily before he falls to the floor.

Barrett sends Van Dam into the ring steps and then he sends Van Dam back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Barrett punches Van Dam and Barrett goes to the turnbuckles. Barrett sets for an elbow drop and he connects and gets a near fall. Barrett sends Van Dam into the turnbuckles from the apron and then Barrett with forearms to Van Dam on the top turnbuckle followed by a knee lift for a near fall.

Barrett punches Van Dam in the corner. Barrett with an Irish whip but Van Dam with an elbow. Van Dam goes off the turnbuckles but Barrett with a clothesline for a near fall. Barrett returns to the reverse chin lock. Van Dam with elbows to get out of the hold. Barrett with an Irish whip but he misses a knee in the corner and Barrett falls to the mat.

Both men struggle to get to their feet. Van Dam with clotheslines to Barrett followed by a super kick and then Van Dam with Rolling Thunder for a near fall. Van Dam flips over Barrett’s back but Barrett with the Blackpool Slam for a near fall. Barrett with kicks but Van Dam with punches.

Barrett with an Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner and Van Dam with a kick that sends Barrett to the mat. Van Dam goes up top and Barrett recovers and crotches Van Dam. Barrett prepares the BullHammer but Cesaro attacks Barrett and hits the Gotch Style Neutralizer.

Winner: Wade Barrett (by disqualification)

After the match, Cesaro kicks Van Dam and hits the Gotch Style Neutralizer on Van Dam.

Paul tells Cesaro that was well done and we go to credits.

We go to credits.

2015 - TNA broadcast Impact Wrestling.  Stu Carapola filed the following TV report:

Welcome to the Impact Wrestling Report here on PWInsider.com!

The show opens with a video package for Ethan Carter III, then we go to the ring where a barbershop quintet sings EC3, with a woman on each arm in the style of Ric Flair, to the ring. EC3 is ecstatic about finally being ranked #1 in the top five rankings, and he has his singers do a rendition of "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow" (except it's "For He's A #1 Contender"), then EC3 tells Tyrus that he could have never done it without him and asks him if he wants to dance. Tyrus teases that he's about to do the old Brodus Clay moves but doesn't because this is serious. He says Kurt Angle has had a hell of a run, but he wants to invite Angle out to join him for his celebration. Angle comes out to the balloon, singer, and woman filled ring looking amused at the whole scene. He says that Verne Gagne and Lou Thesz would be rolling over in their graves if they saw this, and he can't wait for a chance to shut EC3 up, except that he's not next in line for a title shot. EC3 says he's #1, the only number that matters, but Angle says next week in Destination X when the X Division Champion gets a chance to turn in their title for a shot at the World Title and he thinks Spud is going to go for it. EC3 tells Angle about how he left Spud bloody and battered, but he knows what makes Spud tick and he's going to make him an offer he can't refuse. EC3 takes Tyrus and his entire entourage and they head to the back as EC3 tells the singers to say goodbye to Kurt for him, and they do a barbershop version of TroubleTroubleTroubleTrouble, and Kurt shows his appreciation by giving one of them the Angle Slam.

We go to the broadcast booth in Nashville where Josh is joined by Pope! They go over tonight's card, then they throw us to the ring for our first match...

Bobby Lashley vs Eric Young

Eric Young takes his time coming down to the ring and engaging Lashley, but Lashley jump starts the match by going after him on the floor and laying a beating on him, then continuing to do so inside the ring. Lashley gets a 2 count off a delayed vertical suplex, but gets backdropped to the apron and dropkicked to the floor. Young brings Lashley inside and reverts to old school heel fighting tactics, choking him on the ropes and raking his eyes with his boot laces. Young gets a neck vice, but Lashley escapes and starts the power based offense, getting 2 off a spinebuster and then popping Young up for the powerslam. Young goes to the eyes to escape and hits a flying forearm. Young goes for the piledriver, but Sgt Chris Melendez comes out of the back to distract Young, allowing Lasshley to backdrop and then spear Young for the win.

winner: Bobby Lashley

Melendez comes tearing down to the ring to get at Young, but Lashley holds him back as Young heads for the hills.

Spud is backstage and says he spent 14 years to win the X Division Title, and it's a big decision as to whether he's going to cash it in for a shot at the World Title. The Mystery Cameraman asks him what he's going to do and Spud says he doesn't know.

We look back at last week when Taryn Terrell defeated Gail Kim in the cage and then the Dollhouse destroyed Gail while Kong was forced to watch from the floor. We go to the Dollhouse's bedroom where they share a laugh over what they did, and says she's going to put the X in Destination X next week.

Chris Melendez is backstage saying that he can't believe Eric Young looked surprised that he came out, because if he knew who he was and what he's been through, he'd know exactly what he's dealing with.

Austin Aries stops in to tell Spud he knows what he's going through because he was there, and he knows what a tough decision it is. Aries says sometimes he regrets creating Option C because the grass isn't always greener on the other side as the World Champion, and he's not trying to manipulate Spud because he's already got his World Title shot in the bank, but he just wants to give Spud something to chew on.

Jade vs Brooke Tessmacher

Brooke quickly takes Jade down and gets a jackknife rollup for 2, but Jade shoves her off on a monkeyflip attempt and hits a shotgun dropkick that sends Brooke to the floor. Marti gets a cheapshot and rolls Brooke back into the ring where Jade covers for 2. Jade hammers Brooke with Kawada kicks and then tosses Brooke back and forth across the ring by the hair. Brooke gets a quick schoolgirl rollup for 2 but Jade quickly boots her in the face and then hits a running Yakuza kick in the corner. Cross corner whip and Jade runs into Brooke's boot, then Brooke comes off the second rope with a clothesline. Jade hits a hard kick to the chest for 2, but misses a Lionsault and Brooke hits an X Factor. She makes a cover, but is too close to the ropes and Marti puts Jade's foot on the bottom rope. Brooke drags Marti up to the apron, dodges a charging kick from Jade, and puts Jade away for 3.

Winner: Brooke Tessmacher

Match was okay, but Brooke looks a little too excited for everything she does in TNA these days. "Brooke, it's Wednesday." "WOO HOO YEAH IT'S WEDNESDAY YEEEEAAAAAAAH!"

Jeremy Borash says there are times he doesn't feel comfortable doing his job, and this is one of them because he's here with EC3 to ask him for his thoughts on Spud's decision. EC3 talks about how Spud definitely deserves to be a champion, but his shoulders were made to carry this company. Tyrus steps in to interrupt the interview and hands EC3 a cell phone, and EC3 steps away to take the call.

Rebel comes up to Brooke backstage to congratulate her on her win tonight, and Brooke says she's going to go get showered and then they're headed out on the town. Brooke leaves, and within seconds Jade and Marti come in and proceed to beat the crap out of Rebel and leave a jawbreaker in her mouth as they leave.

MVP, Low Ki & Kenny King vs Drew Galloway, Micah & Eli Drake

Drake and MVP start us off trading right hands in the middle of the ring, Drake gets a good run at MVP but King suckerpunches Drake from the apron and allows MVP to trap Drake in their half of the ring. Drake takes a prolonged beating before finally making the hot tag to Galloway, who comes in and tears into Low Ki. Everyone winds up fighting in the ring until it comes back down to Galloway and Ki. Galloway goes for a superplex, but MVP nails him from behind and knocks him into the Tree of Woe. Low Ki goes for the Warriors' Way, but Galloway sits up, suplexes Ki, then Micah picks Ki up on his shoulders so Galloway can hit the Doomsday Device for the win.

Winners: The Rising

Match was okay, but didn't really get the time to be more than another chapter in what's turning into an endless feud.

Spud is backstage, and he's...PACING! EC3 is also backstage and he tells the Mystery Cameraman that he just had a conversation that will change Spud's life forever, and I guess we'll find out what that's about later on tonight.

We look back at last week when James Storm got Mickie to agree to go to Nashville to see people about her music career, then we go to Nashville where Mickie shows up at what's presumably some kind of music office. She's on the phone with Magnus and tells him to give their son a kiss for her, then she walks into the office and...nobody's there. She's trying to figure out what happens when...JAMES STORM WALKS IN AND SAYS HI.

Spud comes out to the ring where Jeremy Borash asks him whether he'll continue to defend the X Division Title, or relinquish it for a shot at the TNA World Title. Spud wants to wait until later, but Borash says he needs to make the decision now as to whether he's going to face...THIS MAN! Kurt Angle comes out to the ring and says he likes Spud, so before he cashes in the title, he wants him to understand fully what he'll be facing. He's Kurt Angle, the only Olympic gold medalist in this business, he has spent 20 years setting the standard in this business, he's a 13 time World Champion and he trains harder for this than the other 12 combined, and there's no chance in hell that he's losing the title anytime soon. Borash again asks Spud for his decision, but before he can answer, EC3 and Tyrus come out and EC# says that Spud should be proud of his accomplishments, but now he's swimming with sharks. EC3 is the man who told Spud he could be a champion, but Angle is the greatest wrestler to ever live...at least until EC3 came along. He just got off the phone with Dixie and he's prepared to offer Spud a lifetime contract as the Chief of Staff, and all Spud has to do is not elect to do Option C. Spud says he loved to be the Chief of Staff and he would have done anything for Dixie, and he would have done anything for Ethan, but then EC# fired him and slapped him in the face, bloodied his forehead, and shaved him bald. EC3 is an entitled one percenter and he never had to work for anything, but Spud had to work for 14 years and spend all that time being told he can't do it, and all EC3 used to do was laugh at people like him. For everything EC3 says, he is nothing but a self-entitled prick, so he can take his job and his big nose and his Aunt Dee and shove them straight up his ass because this might be a one in a million shot, but he's cashing in the title and he'll face Kurt Angle for the World Title next week. Spud shakes Angle's hand, but EC3 cheapshots Spud from behind and flees the ring. Angle says that if EC3 wants to fight tonight, he and Tyrus can face him and Spud next week.

Austin Aries is backstage telling Bobby Roode that they're 0-2 because they're playing the Wolves' game. Roode asks what that means, and Aries asks what they do better than anyone. Roode says wrestle, and Aries says no, they do whatever it takes to win. Roode says it isn't like that anymore, but Aries says it has to be or they're going home tonight. Aries hands him a t-shirt and tells Roode to put it on and he'll see him in the ring.

We go back to Nashville where James Storm and Mickie James are sitting on a couch and Storm is explaining that he brought her here because Magnus can't give her what she wants and needs, but he can and he wants Mickie and her son to join him on his journey in the Revolution. Mickie says she can't do that because it's Magnus' son too and she's engaged to him, and she thought this was something Storm was doing for her as a friend, but if she misread this then she can't do what Storm is asking. Storm says that's fine and he's sorry if he misunderstood, but like he said, he'll go along with whatever she decides and stand behind her as a friend. He gives her a big ol' hug with a really mean pissed off look on his face, then starts smiling again as they disengage and says he'll walk Mickie to her car since there's a lot of crazies out there.

Tag Team Title Best Of Five Series Match Three: The Wolves vs The Dirty Heels

Aries and Roode were wearing new official Dirty Heels t-shirts to the ring. Basic tagging and and out and feeling out stuff to start, things start to pick up a bit just as we go to commercial.

We're back and the Dirty Heels are in control as they have Davey Richards trapped in their half of the ring and are putting the boots to him. Davey gets away and makes the hot tag, and Eddie Edwards comes in and cleans house, unloading with Kobashi chops on Roode in the corner. Aries comes in and goes to the eyes, but the Wolves dump the Heels to the floor and take them out with stereo dives. The Wolves with one of their patented double teams on Roode for 2, but Aries drags Davey out of the ring and the Heels hit the catapult/slingshot elbow on Eddie for 2. Roode accidentally knocks Aries off the apron, then the Wolves hit the double team Alarm Clock and Chasing The Dragon on Roode, Aries breaks up the cover but is quickly tossed back out to the floor. Wolves both go up top for the double double stomp, but Aries is back up and knocks Davey to the floor. Eddie goes for the backpack driver on Roode, but Aries zips in with the IED, sends Eddie into Roode for a spinebuster, and Aries hits the 450 splash, then blocks Davey so Roode can cover...for 2! Aries hits the heat seeking missile to the floor to take Davey pout, then he goes under the ring for a steel chair. He slides it in and Roode looks at it uncertainly, but the referee tells Roode he damn better not use it. Eddie rolls Roode up in the confusion for 2, then Aries distracts the referee while Roode low blows Eddie, nails him with the chair, and covers him for the win.

Winners: Dirty Heels

Now that is what I call living up to your name! Aries copmes over and gives Roode a "that's my guy!" smile, and Roode smiles evilly back at him.

We see security footage of James Storm walking Mickie back to her car, and they pass some train tracks. Storm says he thinks her train is coming and Mickie doesn't know what he's talking about, so he bumps her off the platform and off the track. He muses over the long way she just fell, then takes her phone that she dropped, calls "Nick" and tells her that Mickie won't be home for dinner as we hear a train horn in the background.

Madison Rayne comes out to the ring to bitch about how nobody cares about her and how everybody here makes her sick, and she starts whining about how she spins her wheels in the back while someone like Velvet Sky who was fired just shows up in the crowd and gets right on TV. Right on cue, Velvet comes out to the ring and Madison invites her in and says she knows Velvet is just trying to get her spot back, then reminds her what her spot has always been and slaps her in the face. Velvet responds by laying Madison out with a stunner, but Angelina comes out with her security team, reminds her that she's fired, and tells her security team to arrest her. Angelina says they can do this the easy way or the hard way, and reminds her that last time it was the hard way. Velvet tries to fight her way free, but the security team takes Velvet down and cuffs her as Angelina says this is what happens to trash like her: they get arrested again, they go to jail again, and Angelina is the star because Velvet doesn't work here anymore, and people like Angelina are so much better than people like Velvet. Angelina gives Velvet a couple of slaps in the face, then drills her with a hard forearm that floors her. Angelina orders her security team to get her out of here, and once again narrates Velvet's departure, but now the regular TNA security comes out and arrests Angelina for assaulting a fan. Angelina struggles, but they cuff Angelina and drag her out the back as well. Well that's an interesting twist!

Taryn Terrell is in the Dollhouse bedroo and says she's tired of this image everyone thought she should fit, and starting next week, she's going to show a whole new face for the Knockouts Division.

It's...MAIN EVENT TIME!

Ethan Carter III & Tyrus vs Kurt Angle & Spud

Spud goes right after EC# and stomps him down in the corner, takes a poke at Tyrus, then goes back to unloading on EC3. Carter goes to the throat and rams Spud into the corner, then they take turns exchanging chops. They move on to trading punches until Spud lays EC3 out with a leaping enziguiri, but Spud gets too close to Tyrus and gets his eyes gouged. Tyrus tags in, picks Spud up, and just ragdolls him to the mat. Tyrus tears at Spud's face and stands on his back, then drops a pair of big elbows on Spud's back before doing pushups on him. Tyrus delivers a series of backbreakers to Spud, then Carter tags in and hits a Stinger Splash in the corner on Spud. EC3 hits an overhead release suplex, then walks over and stares Angle down but gives Spud too much time to recover and he manages to make the hot tag to Angle. Carter immediately runs across the ring and tags Tyrus in, but Angle dumps Tyrus to the floor and gets Carter in the anklelock. Tyrus is back in to break that up, but charges into Angle's boot and, after Angle and Spud hit a double team, hits the Angle Slam on Tyrus and Spud quickly scurries over to cover Tyrus for the win.

Winners: Kurt Angle & Spud

Short match, and they did a good job building to Spud's title match next week. Austin Aries comes out to the top of the ramp and tells Spud that he admires his courage and heart, and he questions his decision making, but he decided to cash in his title shot and he'll get it in Destination X. But just like 2012 when he won the World Title at Destination X, Austin Aries will once again be in the main event when he cashes in his briefcase and faces the winner of Spud vs Kurt Angle, and once again he will be the World Champion. Carter is livid as all this is going on, and I have to say that TNA did one great job setting up next week's show. Great show this week.

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

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