PWInsider - WWE News, Wrestling News, WWE



By Mike Johnson on 2019-08-13 08:00:00

August 13th

On this day in history in ....

1944 - Lou Thesz becomes the first two-time Texas Heavyweight Champion, defeating Ernie Dusek in Houston, Texas.

1949 - Dave Levin defeats George Bollas in Toledo, Ohio for the Jack Pfeffer-promoted World Heavyweight Title, to begin his third reign.

1951 - Frenchy Roy defeats Dale Haddock in Oregon to win the Pacific Coast Junior Heavyweight Title.

1960 - Ilio DiPaolo and Whipper Billy Watson defeat Doc and Mike Gallagher in Toronto, Ontario to win the NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Title for the third time.

1962 - During a title defense against Bobo Brazil in Newark, New Jersey, NWA World Heavyweight Champion Buddy Rogers claimed he had a groin injury. The match was stopped and Brazil was declared the winner, but he refused to accept the victory. It was announced on September 6 that Bobo Brazil was the new NWA World Heavyweight Champion, after a doctor found nothing wrong with Rogers. Rogers won the title back from Brazil on October 30 in Toledo, Ohio, but this title change is not recognized by the NWA.

1970 - Bill Dromo and Alberto Torres defeat Buddy Colt and Karl Von Stroheim in Macon, Georgia for the NWA Macon Tag Team Title.

1971 - Rip Tyler defeats Ken Lucas in the finals of a 17-man tag team match in Mobile, Alabama to win the vacant City of Mobile Heavyweight Title.

1978 - Mil Máscaras defeats The Destroyer in Kagoshima, Japan to win the AJPW PWF United States Heavyweight Title, ending Destroyer's fourth reign.

1978 - The Mongolian Stomper wins his seventh NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Title in Knoxville, Tennessee, by ending Robert Fuller's fourth reign.

1979 - The WWF held an event at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The results were:
- Steve King defeated Joe Mascara.
- Bulldog Brower defeated Pete Sanchez.
- Ted DiBiase defeated Moose Monroe
- Special Delivry Jones defeated The Columbian Jaguar.
- Chief Jay Strongbow and Greg Valentine fought to a double countout in an Indian Strap match.
- Tito Santana defeated Gypsy Rodriguez.
- André the Giant defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Jerry Valiant.
- WWF Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlund defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Johnny Valiant to retain the title.

1982 - Mike Sharpe defeats Killer Khan for the Mid-South Louisiana Heavyweight Title in Shreveport, Louisiana, beginning his second reign.

1984 - The WWF held an event at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. The results:
- Susan Starr defeated Peggy Lee.
- Special Delivery Jones defeated René Goulet.
- David Schultz defeated Rick McGraw.
- Big John Studd defeated Terry Daniels.
- Kamala defeated B. Brian Blair.
- Mr. Fuji defeated Tiger Chung Lee.
- Rocky Johnson and Bob Orton, Jr. fought to a draw.
- Jesse Ventura defeated Ivan Putski by disqualification.
- WWF Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff by countout to retain the title.

1984 - Tom Prichard and Brett Sawyer win their second NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title in Portland, Oregon, by defeating Mr. Ebony (Tom Jones) and Mike Miller.

1984 - Gran Cochise defeats Satánico for the NWA World Middleweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico, to end Satánico's fourth reign.

1984 - Módulo wins a tournament for the vacant Mexican National Lightweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico.

1985 - The WWF held an event at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario. The results were:
- Adrian Adonis pinned Lanny Poffo after a DDT.
- Dino Bravo pinned Richard Charland after a back suplex.
- Randy Savage pinned Bob Marcus after a flying elbowdrop.
- King Kong Bundy pinned José Luis Rivera after the Avalanche.
- Cousin Junior (with Hillbilly Jim) pinned Tito Senza after a mule kick.
- Rick McGraw pinned Ted Grizzly.
- Uncle Elmer (with Cousin Junior and Hillbilly Jim) pinned Tiger Chung Lee after a legdrop.
- André the Giant defeated Big John Studd (with Bobby Heenan) by disqualification when King Kong Bundy interfered when André was about to cut Studd's hair after slamming him. Bundy and Studd beat down André, with Bundy splashing André four times.
- The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) defeated The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair and Jim Brunzell), when Neidhart pinned Blair after Bret hit Blair with a foreign object while Blair had Neidhart in a sleeper. Neidhart fell back on Blair for the pin.
- The Junkyard Dog fought Terry Funk to a double countout.
- Ricky Steamboat defeated Don Muraco by disqualification.

1988 - Leo Burke defeats Rip Rogers for the Grand Prix Wrestling International Heavyweight Title in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to begin his third reign.

1989 - Sumo Hara (Tatsumi Kitahara) and Benkei (Kensuke) Sasaki defeat Bob and Kerry Brown for the Stampede International Tag Team Title in Calgary, Alberta.

1989 - Eric Embry defeats P.Y. Chu-Hi in Dallas, Texas to win his third USWA Texas Heavyweight Title.

1990 - The WWF held an event at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The results:
- The Brooklyn Brawler defeated José Luis Rivera (subbing for Shane Douglas).
- Buddy Rose defeated Pez Whatley.
- Hercules defeated Pete Doherty (subbing for Hillbilly Jim).
- Jimmy Snuka defeated Iron Mike Sharpe (subbing for Rick Martel).
- Nikolai Volkoff defeated Boris Zhukov.
- Dusty Rhodes and Sapphire (with Miss Elizabeth) defeated Randy Savage and Sensational Queen Sherri (with Brother Love) in a Mixed Tag Team match, when Sapphire pinned Sherri after Elizabeth hit Sherri with a purse.
- WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition (Ax, Crush and Smash) defeated Jim Duggan and The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart), when Ax pinned Bret.

1991 - Cien Caras defeats Konnan for the CMLL World Heavyweight Title in Monterrey, Mexico.

1991 - Kyoko Inoue defeats Aja Kong to win the second-annual AJW Japan Grand Prix Tournament.

1993 - WCW held its 24th "Clash of the Champions" event at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, which got a 3.8 rating live on TBS. The results were:
- Arn Anderson and Paul Roma defeated NWA and WCW World Tag Team Champions Steve Austin and Lord Steven Regal (subbing for the injured Brian Pillman) (with Sir William), when Anderson pinned Austin after he collided with Sir William on the apron, to win the titles.
- 2 Cold Scorpio pinned Bobby Eaton (subbing for Lord Steven Regal) with a 450 splash.
- Johnny B. Badd pinned Maxx Payne after moving out of the way of a splash from the middle turnbuckle.
- Ricky Steamboat pinned NWA and WCW World Television Champion Paul Orndorff by reversing a bodyslam into an inside cradle to win the titles. This began Steamboat's second NWA reign.
- Sting and NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair defeated The Colossal Kongs (Awesome and King (with Harley Race)), when Sting pinned Awesome after a splash off the top rope.
- Dustin Rhodes and mystery partner Road Warrior Hawk (with Road Warrior Animal) defeated The Equalizer (Dave Sullivan) and Rick Rude, when Rhodes pinned Equalizer after Hawk hit a shoulderblock off the top on Rude behind the referee's back.
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion Big Van Vader (with Harley Race) pinned Davey Boy Smith, after Race tripped Smith while he had Vader up for a suplex, to retain the title.

1994 - Super Vader defeats Nobuhiko Takada by knockout in the finals of the Best of the World Tournament in Tokyo, Japan to win the UWFI Heavyweight Title.

1996 - The WWF held the ninth-annual "SummerSlam" pay-per-view at Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The show got an 0.58 buyrate. The results were:
- In a match airing on the Free for All, Steve Austin pinned Yokozuna after the top rope broke loose from the turnbuckle as Yokozuna was attempting the Banzai Drop, causing Yokozuna to fall.
- Owen Hart defeated Savio Vega by TKO with the Sharpshooter after hitting Vega with his cast.
- WWF Tag Team Champions The Smoking Gunns (Billy and Bart (with Sunny)) defeated The Bodydonnas (Skip and Zip), The Godwinns (Henry and Phineas (with Hillbilly Jim)) and The New Rockers (Marty Jannetty and Leif Cassidy) in a Fatal Four-Way Elimination match to retain the title. Billy pinned Zip, Henry pinned Jannetty after a Slop Drop and Billy pinned Phineas.
- Sycho Sid pinned The British Bulldog after a powerbomb.
- Goldust (with Marlena) pinned Marc Mero (with Sable) after the Curtain Call.
- Jerry Lawler pinned Jake Roberts with a roll-up after hitting him in the throat with a bottle of Jim Beam. Before the match, Lawler was making several crude remarks towards Roberts, mostly about his past alcoholism. Lawler wore a Baltimore Ravens jersey to anger the Cleveland fans, as their beloved Browns had just relocated to Baltimore. Lawler poured alcohol down Roberts' throat after the match, and recent WWE-signee Mark Henry, who was on guest commentary, made the save.
- Mankind defeated The Undertaker in a Boiler Room Brawl, after Paul Bearer turned on Undertaker and hit him in the head with the urn, and gave it to Mankind. The winner was the first to take possession of the urn.
- WWF Champion Shawn Michaels (with Jose Lothario) defeated Vader (with Jim Cornette) to retain the title. Vader had originally won the match twice, first by countout and then disqualification, but because titles can only change hands by pin or submission, Cornette demanded the match restart both times. WWF President Gorilla Monsoon allowed this with Michaels' agreement.

1996 - Super Delfin defeats El Pantera to win the UWF Super Welterweight Title in AAomori, Japan. This began Delfin's fourth reign and ended Pantera's third.

1997 - Jeep Swenson dies of heart failure in Los Angeles, California at 40 years old.

1997 - WCW won this week of the Monday Night War, as "Monday Nitro"'s 4.03 (hours of 3.72 and 4.34) rating beat out "WWF RAW is WAR"'s 3.18 (hours of 2.93 and 3.42) rating.

"WCW Monday Nitro"'s 101st episode was live from the Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham, Alabama. The results were:
- Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) defeated Vicious and Delicious (Buff Bagwell and Scott Norton) by disqualification.
- The Barbarian defeated Mortis.
- Stevie Richards defeated Scotty Riggs.
- Chris Benoit and Steve McMichael defeated Eddie Guerrero and Jeff Jarrett.
- Ric Flair defeated Syxx by disqualification.
- WCW World Television Champion Ultimo Dragon defeated La Parka to retain the title.
- Curt Hennig defeated The Giant by countout
- WCW World Tag Team Champions Lex Luger and Diamond Dallas Page defeated The Outsiders (Scott Hall and Kevin Nash) by disqualification to retain the title.

The 223rd edition of "WWF RAW is WAR" was live from Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The results:
- WWF European Champion The British Bulldog and Owen Hart defeated The Legion Of Doom (Road Warrior Animal and Road Warrior Hawk).
- Flash Funk defeated Brian Christopher.
- "Double J" Jesse James defeated Brian Pillman by disqualification.
- The Patriot defeated Vader.
- Mankind and The Undertaker defeated D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels and Triple H (with Chyna and Rick Rude)) by disqualification.

1998 - Maryland Championship Wrestling wrestler Shane Shamrock is shot and killed during an altercation with police officers. As a result of his death, the MCW Light Heavyweight Title, which he held at the time, was retired. Each year, MCW holds the Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup tournament in his honor.

1998 - Terry Garvin dies at age 61.

1998 - The Headbangers (Mosh and Thrasher) defeat Jimmy Cicero and Julio Sanchez in a tournament final in Baltimore, Maryland to become the first Maryland Championship Wrestling Tag Team Champions.

2000 - Cibernético defeats Héctor Garza in Querétaro, Mexico for the AAA version of the IWC World Heavyweight Title. This ended Garza's second reign.

2000 - Lady Apache is stripped of the CMLL World Women's Title after jumping to AAA, ending her second reign.

2000 - Dino Bambino defeats Corporal Robinson for the Mid American Wrestling Heavyweight Title in West Allis, Wisconsin, ending Robinson's second reign.

2000 - Wesley Jenkins defeats Brother Love to win the NWA Mississippi Junior Heavyweight Title in Greenville, Mississippi. At the same show, The New Texas Outlaws (Ricky Murdock and Austin Rhodes) defeat Mark Southern and Joey Venture to win their second NWA Mid-South Tag Team Title.

2000 - Pokerface wins his second NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title in Dyersburg, Tennessee by defeating Kilo.

2001 - Shane the Glamour Boy wins the IWA World Hardcore Title from the New York-Rican Baldie in Levittown, Puerto Rico, ending the Baldie's fifth reign.

2001 - Super Gladiador defeats El Nene in Cidra, Puerto Rico for the WWC Hardcore Title.

2001 - Race Steele wins his fourth Heartland Wrestling Association Heavyweight Title in Dayton, Ohio, defeating Nick Dinsmore.

2001 - In a two-fall double-title Three Way Dance match at Jersey All Pro Wrestling's "The Hit Squad's Revenge: The Body Count Continues" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Homicide wins the JAPW Heavyweight Title and Xavier wins the JAPW Light Heavyweight Title from Low Ki. This began Homicide's third reign as Heavyweight champion. At the same show, J.T. Jobber and Mikey Whipwreck defeated Da Hit Squad (Mafia and Monsta Mack) for the JAPW Tag Team Title, ending Da Hit Squad's third reign.

2001 - Kid Cupid becomes the first NWA/Pro Wrestling eXpress No Barriers Champion in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He defeated Dash Bennett, Kid Ego, Ed Logan, Daron Smythe and Sean Styles. At the same show, J-Ru and Tommy Brown defeat Boomer Payne in a Handicap match to win the NWA/PWX Tag Team Title.

2002 - The WWF Hardcore Title has its final title changes before its August 26 retirement. In Evansville, Indiana at a house show, Shawn Stasiak ends Tommy Dreamer's 12th reign and begins his 15th. Stasiak then dropped the title to Steven Richards, beginning his 22nd reign. Richards then lost the title back to Dreamer, beginning his 13th reign.

2002 - Seiji Yamakawa defeats Kintaro Kanemura to win the BJW World Extreme Cup tournament in Kanagawa, Japan. At the same event, Daisuke Sekimoto wins the BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Title from Daikokubo Benkei.

2002 - Sachie Abe and KAZUKI win their second JDStar TWF Tag Team Title in Tokyo, Japan in a tournament final over Hiroyo Muto and Ranmaru.

2002 - Just one day after winning the title from them, Kamikaze and Tenacious Z (Zach Gowen) lose the Independent Wrestling Revolution Tag Team Title back to Truth Martini and Anthony Rivera in Detroit, Michigan, to begin Martini and Rivera's second reign.

2003 - WWE held the 534th edition of "RAW" live from Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which got a 4.0 rating on Spike TV. The results:
- WWE Women's Champion Molly Holly defeated Trish Stratus by disqualification to retain the title.
- Test defeated Scott Steiner (with Stacy Keibler) to earn the managerial services of Keibler.
- Chris Jericho defeated Kevin Nash in a Hair vs. Hair match.
- Rosey (with The Hurricane) defeated Rodney Mack (with Theodore Long).
- WWE Intercontinental Champion Christian fought Rob Van Dam to a no-contest to retain the title.
- Goldberg defeated Randy Orton (with Ric Flair and World Heavyweight Champion Triple H). Steve Austin was the guest referee.

2005 - CZW wrestler Chri$ Ca$h, is killed in a motorcycle accident in Glassboro, New Jersey at just 23 years old.

2006 - "Frontiers Of Hono(u)r II", a event pitting wrestlers from the Frontier Wrestling Alliance, International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom and Ring of Honor, is held at the White Oak Leisure Centre in Swanley, England. The results were:
- Ashley Reed (IPW:UK) defeated Aviv Mayaan (FWA), Jimmy Rave (ROH), Paul Robinson (IPW:UK), Mark Sloan (FWA) and B.J. Whitmer (ROH) in a six-way Scramble match.
- Nigel McGuinness (ROH) defeated J.C. Thunder (IPW:UK) in a World of Sports match, 2-0.
- James Tighe and Doug Williams (FWA) defeated ROH World Tag Team Champions Generation Next (Austin Aries and Roderick Strong) and IPW:UK Tag Team Champions The Untouchables (Dave Moralez and Jack Storm) in a Triple Threat match.
- Matt Sydal (IPW:UK) defeated Davey Richards (ROH).
- Darren Burridge (FWA) defeated Colt Cabana (ROH).
- The Briscoes (Jay and Mark) (ROH) defeated Jody Fleisch and Jonny Storm (FWA).
- ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson defeated FWA British Heavyweight Champion Robbie Brookside and IPW:UK Champion Martin Stone in a Three-Way Dance.

2006 - Eden Black defeats Jetta and Sweet Saraya in a Triple Threat match at "Summer Brawl" in Waterlooville, England to win the vacant Real Quality Wrestling Women's Title.

2007 - Chessman defeats El Zorro in Salamanca, Mexico to end Zorro's fifth UWA World Light Heavyweight Title reign.

2007 - Rico Suave defeats Crazy Rudy in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico for the WWC Television Title.

2007 - Hiram Tua and Carlitos defeat The Starr Revolution Corporation (Diabólico and Diamante) in a Ladder and Penalty Box match to win the IWA World Tag Team Title in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. At the same event, Big Vito defeats El Bacano for the vacant IWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Title.

2007 - Ice defeats Kyle O'Reilly for the NWA Canadian Junior Heavyweight Title in Vancouver, British Columbia.

2007 - Antonio Honda and Prince Togo defeat Tomomitsu Matsunaga and Michael Nakazawa to win the Dramatic Dream Team KO-D Tag Team Title in Osaka, Japan.

2007 - Shatter defeats Ace Rockwell for the NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title in Cornelia, Georgia.

2007 - Brian Fury defeats DC Dillinger in a Steel Cage match to win the New England Championship Wrestling Triple Crown Title.

2007 - Kevin Knight defeats Travis Blake in West Paterson, New Jersey to win the Independent Wrestling Federation American Title.

2007 - Puck defeats Psycho Mike in Aosta, Italy for the Italian Championship Wrestling Italian Lightweight Title.

2007 - Rico Moon and Manson defeat Pretty Boy Floyd and Diamond Dog (subbing for Bonez the Cutthroat) to win the NWA South Atlantic Tag Team Title in Orlando, Florida.

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

Last night, the WWE presented their SummerSlam pay per view and from the Raw brand; we saw a few titles change while one was successfully defended and another was not even mentioned on the pay per view. The big story from last night was not in a match, it was when Chris Jericho channeled fellow Canadian Robert Roode to punch the Shawn Michaels’s wife who channeled Booker T and Sharmell. Another big story from last night was the first match between John Cena and Batista in a WWE ring which saw Batista defeat the Raw Brand Superman, John Cena. History was made as we got two new champions in one match as Santino Marella and the new love of his life Beth Phoenix turned Mickie James into death meat to win the Intercontinental Title and Women’s Title. Which title will each take on tonight’s show? Who will be the first challengers for the new champions? What fun things will The Adamle come up with to build up to Unforgiven?

We are live from the Chicago Metropolitan area in Illinois, and your announcers are Michael ‘Stand Back . . . there’s a Hurricane coming through’ Cole and Jerry ‘The Abe Froman of Wrestling’ Lawler.

We begin tonight’s show with Chris Jericho coming to the ring. He says that he is not here to apologize for what happened at SummerSlam. If anyone should apologize for what happened to Rebecca, it should be Shawn Michaels. Chris says that he did not put Shawn’s wife in harm’s way, Shawn did. Let’s go to the video tape.

We are back and the crowd is booing. Chris continues to soak in the crowd’s hatred. He says that Shawn knew exactly what was going to happen last night. Instead of sending in a letter of resignation or by video, he wanted to see his name in lights one last time. He wanted to come out and placate his ego one more time. He wanted to see the fans beg and plead for him to not give up and go home. As a result, everyone is responsible for what happened to Rebecca Michaels. He says that the fans should be ashamed of themselves for that. Ultimately, Shawn Michaels is for blame. All Shawn had to do was look him in the eye and say that it was Chris who ended his career. If Shawn would have shown one ounce of humility, this wouldn’t have happened. Shawn’s career is over. He might have bragged about his accomplishments and mentioned all of his nicknames. The last moment of his career in the ring was cradling the head of his injured wife, knowing that he was responsible for it. He says that Shawn has tarnished his legacy and he will have to live with that for the rest of his life.

Chris tells Shawn that he thinks Shawn deserved it. He says that Shawn had it coming. Chris leaves the ring and he walks to the back. We go to commercial.

Match Number One: Batista versus Paul Burchill
They lock up and Burchill with a kick to the knee when Batista gives a clean break. Burchill with a side head lock but Batista with a shoulder tackle. Burchill with a kick to the chest and then he goes for the knee. Batista with an Irish whip and running clothesline into the corner. Batista with another Irish whip and then Burchill gets out of a power slam attempt and he clips Batista. Burchill works on the knee again. Batista with a spear when Burchill turns around after talking to the referee. Batista runs Burchill into the corner and connects with shoulders. Batista with a spinebuster and then it is time for the Batista Bomb and the three count.
Winner: Batista

Mike Adamle is in the interview area and he is with the newest member of the Raw brand. The man is Primo Colon and he is the brother of Carlito. Adamle interrupts Primo’s comments when he sees John Cena. Adamle wants to give Cena a heads up on his match tonight.

Cena walks away and he conveniently walks up to Batista. Cena says that it was a great match last night and the better man won. Cena and Batista shake hands. Cena says that was last night and then he walks away. We go to commercial.

We are back and Jillian and Katie Lea are in the ring. Jillian says that she is so excited to be in Chicago. She says this is one of her favorite cities and one of her favorite groups. Jillian says that she is going to sing one of their songs.

Match Number Two: Jillian Hall and Katie Lea versus Mickie James and Kelly Kelly
Jillian and Mickie start things off and Mickie works on the arm with a wrist lock. Jillian with a knee. Jillian with a monkey flip but Mickie lands on her feet and she hits a drop kick. Katie makes the tag and Mickie with a head scissors and side head lock take down. Mickie takes Katie down and gets a near fall. Kelly tags in and he hits a sunset flip on Katie for a near fall. Katie and Kelly with forearms. Kelly lands on her feet when Katie tries to flip her. Kelly with a rana. Jillian tags in and they hit a double team electric chair drop for a two count. Jillian pulls Kelly by the hair. Katie tags in and Katie with a back breaker for a two count. Katie with a camel clutch on Kelly but Kelly gets to her feet. Jillian tags back in and she kicks Kelly. Jillian tosses Kelly by the hair and then Jillian mocks Mickie by holding out Kelly’s arm and then she goes after Mickie on the apron. Jillian gets a near fall. Jillian misses a handspring splash when she lands on the knees. Mickie and Katie tag in and Mickie with a head scissors and flying forearms. Mickie with an enzuigiri and then she brings Jillian in to the ring. Mickie with clotheslines to Katie and Jillian. Mickie gets rid of Jillian and then he connects with forearms to Katie followed by a neck breaker for a two count. Jillian breaks up the cover and then Kelly and Mickie hit a double drop kick. Katie with a rollup but she only gets a two count. Mickie with the Implant DDT for the three count.
Winners: Mickie James and Kelly

We go to commercial.

We are back with another did you really care story about WWE’s ratings.

We find out that John Cena will be facing Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase tonight.

Match Number Three: John Bradshaw Layfield with JBLimo versus Jamie Noble
Bradshaw backs Noble into the corner and he punches Noble. Noble with kicks and then he punches Bradshaw but Bradshaw pushes him off. Noble avoids a clothesline and he hits a drop kick to the knee. Bradshaw catches Noble and hits a fallaway slam. Bradshaw with forearms to the back and kicks to the head. Bradshaw punches Noble in the head and the referee tries to pull him off. Bradshaw throws Noble down to the mat and then he hits a series of elbow drops. Bradshaw with the Clothesline from Wall Street and then he drags Noble into the center of the ring for a short arm clothesline. Bradshaw hits another short arm clothesline and then the referee stops the match.
Winner: John Bradshaw Layfield by referee stoppage

We are told that there will be a blockbuster announcement from Shane and Stephanie McMahon. That announcement is next. We go to commercial.

We are back and members of the Cubs are in the crowd.

Mike Adamle comes out and he has a clipboard. Mike says that he has a few announcements to make. Tonight, CM Punk will face Chris Jericho. Speaking of the title, that brings him to the next announcement. Shane and Stephanie have forced him to make this announcement. At Unforgiven, five wrestlers will compete in a twenty minute match. The person who had the last pinfall at the end of twenty minutes will be the champion. The participants are CM Punk, Kane, John Bradshaw Layfield, Batista, and John Cena.

Adamle says that this match is the Championship Scramble.

Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes come to the ring for their match. Cryme Tyme comes out and while Shad distracts Ted and Cody, JTG takes the title belts.

Match Number Four: Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes versus John Cena
Rhodes and DiBiase both want to start the match but Rhodes does but we go to commercial before they lock up.

We are back and Cena backs Rhodes into the corner and the referee tries to separate them and Rhodes with a punch to the head. Rhodes goes outside and Cena chases after him. DiBiase tags in and he attacks Cena from behind and then he punches Cena. DiBiase returns to punches and then he gets a near fall. Rhodes tags in and they hit a double suplex for a two count. Rhodes with a kick to the back and then he tags in DiBiase. DiBiase with a drop kick for a near fall. DiBiase and Rhodes with a double back elbow and Rhodes gets a near fall. Rhodes with forearms to the back but Cena with a punch. Rhodes with a side Russian leg sweep followed by a knee drop to the head. Rhodes punches Cena on the apron. Cena punches Rhodes and elbows DiBiase on the apron, but Rhodes with a shoulder tackle that knocks Cena off the apron. Cena is rolled back in and Rhodes gets a two count. DiBiase tags back in and he punches Cena. Cena punches back followed by an Irish whip but he misses a charge. Ted with a belly-to-back suplex and then he hits the fist drop. DiBiase with a clothesline for a near fall. Rhodes tags back in and they hit a double elbow drop and Rhodes gets a two count.

Rhodes with elbows in the corner and then when the referee is with Rhodes, DiBiase attacks Cena. Cena with an elbow to DiBiase and a punch to Rhodes. DiBiase grabs Cena’s arm to allow Rhodes to attack Cena and Rhodes gets a near fall. Rhodes with a forearm and Cena with punches. Cena misses the flying shoulder tackle when Rhodes ducks down and Cena rolls out of the ring. Rhodes goes outside and he Irish whips Cena into the ring steps. Rhodes gets a near fall when he rolls Cena back in. DiBiase tags back in and he suplexes Cena. DiBiase with another suplex. DiBiase with a forearm and he tries for another suplex, but Cena blocks it and hits one of his own. Rhodes tags in and he stands over Cena. Rhodes tries for a punch, but Cena blocks it. Cena with two flying shoulder tackles followed by the Blue Thunder Bomb. Time for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena sets for the FU and he gets Rhodes up but Cena with a clothesline to Rhodes. Cena with a drop toe hold and the STFU and Rhodes taps.
Winner: John ‘Kal-El’ Cena

We go to commercial.

We are back and Harley Race is in the crowd.

Time to take a look back at Shawn Michaels and Chris Jericho from last night at SummerSlam along with the punch that made Robert Roode cry.

Lawler says that Shawn’s punch was accidental. Cole talks about the rumors that Rebecca suffered a broken jaw. Cole says that he had a chance to catch up to them last night. Cole asks Shawn for an update on Rebecca’s condition. Shawn looks at Cole and then he walks away without saying anything. Then Shawn turns around and he tells Cole that he is going to go home and he is going to comfort his wife. Then he is going to comfort their kids who just saw their mother get punched in the face by him. Then he is going to . . . walk away.

Todd Grisham is in the interview are with CM Punk. Punk says that Chris Jericho did one of the most lowest things. Then Jericho comes to his home town and he says that he is not going to be responsible. In Chicago, they take care of people who take responsibility. Punk says that Jericho will get his and he will get it Chicago style.

Kofi Kingston comes out to ringside for the next match.

Match Number Five: Santino Marella with Beth Phoenix versus D’Lo Brown for the Intercontinental Title
D’Lo with a forearm to Santino followed by a drop kick. D’Lo with a suplex to Santino and then he goes to the turnbuckles but he misses a drop kick. Santino with a running knee and then he gets a near fall. Brown with a running forearm and a clothesline followed by a slam and the snap leg drop. D’Lo goes up top but Beth gets into the ring and she stands between Santino and D’Lo. D’Lo tells Beth to get to stepping. Beth gets to slapping and the ref calls for the bell.
Winner: D’Lo Brown by disqualification

After the match, Santino says that he has things under control but D’Lo slaps Santino and then he clotheslines Santino over the top rope and Santino goes into the announce table. Kofi slams Santino’s head into the announce table and then Beth carries Santino out of the way.

We see Kane walking in the back with the walls in red behind him. We walk into commercial.

We are back with the WWE 24/7 Classics on Demand Moment: A bikini contest between Torrie Wilson and Stacy Keibler from 2002 when Tajiri interfered. But Trish Stratus got involved in the contest.

Kane comes to the ring and we take a look back at last week when Adamle demanded that Kane reveal what was in his child scaring sack. We saw a mask of Rey Mysterio.

Kane says that it looked like everyone was shocked when he pulled Rey’s mask out of his burlap bag. He says that the bag made him feel good and even put a smile on his face. They do not realize that Rey has not been seen for six weeks and there is a reason for that. Kane says that he never liked Rey Mysterio. He says that he does not like Rey or people who like him. HE says that Rey is someone who hides behind his mask and he contaminates everything like a fungus. Six weeks ago, he figuratively eviscerated Rey, but he spared Rey’s life. Kane says that Rey is still alive, but his spirit is broken, crushed, and dead.

While Kane laughs a little less maniacally than Vickie Guerrero, Batista’s music plays and he comes to the ring. Batista with a spear and spinebuster to Kane. Batista tries for the Batista Bomb but Kane clips Batista and then Kane hits a choke slam. Kane walks out of the ring and to the back. We go to commercial.

We are back and in case you missed it the first ten times, Raw will be live on SciFi.

Match Number Six: Chris Jericho with Lance Cade versus CM Punk
Jericho seeks some advice from Cade as the bell rings. Punk with kicks to the legs followed by a back elbow and kicks in the corner. Punk with a snap mare and kick to the back. Punk with a back breaker and a kick to the back. Punk with knees to Jericho as he backs Jericho into the corner. Jericho with a forearm to Punk followed by kicks and forearms. Punk with a submission hold in the ropes and then he gets a near fall with a sunset flip. Punk with an arm bar submission. Jericho charges into the corner but Punk moves out of the way and Jericho goes into the ring post. We go to commercial.

We are back and Jericho with a choke and then we see footage during the commercial of Lance Cade distracting the referee to allow Jericho to gain the advantage. Punk with elbows but Jericho with a clothesline for a near fall. Jericho with an elbow drop and then he connects with a back breaker. Punk with knees to the head and Jericho lets go of the hold. Punk with forearms to Jericho and Jericho with the abdominal stretch to Punk. Punk with a knee but Jericho with forearms. Jericho tries for the bulldog but Punk anticipates it and connects with a round house kick. Jericho gets to his feet first and he runs into a series of forearms. Punk with a jumping leg lariat and flying forearm. Punk with a back breaker from a double under hook for a two count. Punk with a knee into the corner but Jericho escapes the bulldog. Jericho hits the Lionsault for a two count. Jericho tries for the Walls of Jericho but Punk escapes the hold. Punk with a rollup for a two count. Punk with forearms in the corner. Punk tries for the Go To Sleep but Jericho holds on to the ropes. Jericho with the Walls of Jericho but Punk crawls to the ropes. Jericho charges and Punk tries for the GTS, but Jericho gets to the apron. Punk with a knee while Jericho is on the turnbuckles and then Punk hits a bulldog from the turnbuckles. Punk is sent into Cade and that allows Jericho to hit the Codebreaker for the three count. Winner: Chris Jericho

2009 - Bruce Springsteen's "The Wrestler" was nominated for Best Original Song for the World Soundtrack Awards 2009.

2009 - TNA and SpikeTV issued the following announcement:


Deal Includes New Weekly Installments Of “TNA: iMPACT!” And The Addition Of New Original Series Of Specials

Spike TV and Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling have agreed to a new, three-year extension of their partnership, it was announced jointly today by Kevin Kay, President, Spike TV and Dixie Carter, President of TNA Entertainment.

The deal, which begins October 1, 2009, includes three new years of TNA’s weekly “iMPACT!” show as well as the addition of a new original series of one-hour specials.  Each special (title TBD) will feature the biggest personalities and highlight some the greatest and awe-inspiring bouts in the history of TNA, many of them never before seen on basic cable.  TNA Entertainment will produce 10 one-hour installments.

“TNA: iMPACT!” is coming off its highest-rated and most-watched quarter on Spike TV.  During 2Q09, more than 1.8 million viewers on average tuned in to “TNA: iMPACT!” on Spike each week.  Overall, “TNA: iMPACT!” saw an impressive 31% overall growth compared to YAGO, with double digit increases in the key demographics of M18-49 (+33%) and P18-49 (+40).*

“With the tremendous success and record ratings we have achieved over the past three years, we are very happy to continue to have Spike TV as TNA Wrestling’s partner,” said Carter.  “We are excited to continue our relationship with the fantastic team that has supported TNA from the very beginning, and look forward to even greater success with all of our TNA programming on Spike TV.”   

“TNA Wrestling has consistently delivered strong ratings in key male demographics and has continually grown its weekly audience.  In the past year alone, “iMPACT!" has seen a remarkable increase of 30% in overall growth," said Kay. “We are excited to not only continue but also expand our relationship with the world’s fastest growing wrestling organization.”
Cross The Line to TNA Wrestling, the most innovative experience in professional wrestling today. Watch "TNA iMPACT!" every Thursday night (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) only on Spike TV. TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held company headquartered in Nashville, Tenn.

Spike TV is available in 98 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV's press site at

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

We are live on tape from Kansas City, Missouri and your announcers are Matt ‘Bringing Back Adequatiquatulism’ Striker and Josh ‘If Mike Johnson and Matt Striker were at an announce table together, would there be any silence’ Mathews.

We have words on the screen before Hurricane’s entrance music plays.

We see footage from last week when Paul Burchill was inappropriately attacked by Hurricane Helms after Burchill’s match with Yoshi Tatsu.

Match Number One: Hurricane Helms versus Paul Burchill

Hurricane with an arm drag and screaming Hurripose. Hurricane with an arm drag into an arm bar. Burchill backs Hurricane into the corner and Burchill with punches and shoulders. Burchill with an Irish whip but Hurricane with punches. Hurricane sets for the choke slam but Burchill escapes. Hurricane with a Thesz Press and punches. Hurricane with a reverse chin lock. Hurricane with another Hurripose and Burchill has had enough. Burchill charges at Hurricane but Hurricane moves and Burchill goes to the floor. Hurricane with a cross body from the turnbuckles and we go to commercial.

We are back and Burchill is now in control as the match has moved to the ring. Burchill with a reverse chin lock and we see footage of Burchill working over Hurricane from the commercial break. We are back to the live on tape action and a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Burchill with an elbow to the top of the head and then he has Hurricane in a rear chin lock. Burchill with an Irish whip and then he hits the running knees to the chest and Hurricane is sent into the turnbuckles. Burchill gets a two count. Burchill with cross faces and a modified cravate. Burchill punches Hurricane on the turnbuckles while the referee wants them to come off the turnbuckles. Hurricane blocks a superplex and he head butts Burchill off. Hurricane goes up top and he hits a cross body. Hurricane with punches and Burchill charges into an elbow. Hurricane with an Irish whip and a clothesline for a near fall. Hurricane with a neck breaker for a near fall. Burchill with a pele kick and a near fall. Burchill goes to the turnbuckles and Hurricane punches him. Hurricane with a Hurricanrana for a two count. Hurricane misses the Shining Wizard but he does not miss Eye of the Hurricane for the three count.
Winner: Hurricane Helms

We go to Courtney Taylor who is the mic holding person and her subject is Tommy Dreamer. She asks Tommy about teaming up with Christian. Tommy says that he is still friends with Christian and they did what they did because of their love of the ECW Title. William Regal stops by and he asks Dreamer about his injuries. From out of nowhere, The Russian Polar Bear, Vladimir Kozlov attacks Dreamer and then he holds Dreamer for the running knee. Kozlov tells Dreamer something in Russian and we go to commercial.

We are back and did you know that Jared is not happy about this one because it talks about

Christian and the medical staff check on Tommy Dreamer. Dreamer sits up and he wants to go back down to the ground. Will he be able to wrestle or will we have an Epsenhart Special tonight?

It is time for moment you have been waiting all week for . . . the Abraham Washington Show. The crowd shows their indifference for Abraham until he starts to speak and they show their love for anything else. Washington blames the fans for not cheering for him despite the applause sign. He reminds us that we are less than a week until Summerslam. Washington brings out his guest and it is Goldust? He says that Goldust is one of the strangest individuals he has ever seen. Goldust says that he is a bit different. Washington asks Goldust about his issues with Sheamus. Goldust starts to have a few tics and Washington asks him about that. Washington thinks he is being Punked. Goldust reminds Washington that he was electrocuted a few years ago and he mentions that he is on medication.

Washington has another guest and it is the man that Goldust is feuding with . . . Sheamus. Sheamus doesn’t want to sit down. He tells Goldust that he got lucky last week and lightning doesn’t strike twice. He calls Goldust a ‘gold freak’. Goldust stands inches away from Sheamus and he stares at him and then starts to have a few tics.

Courtney is in the back and she asks Tiffany about Tommy’s condition. Tiffany says that it appears that Tommy has a concussion so he cannot wrestle. Christian has the ability to find a tag team partner so the match can still take place. Tiffany thanks someone and then leaves as we go to commercial.

Match Number Three: Zack Ryder versus Yoshi Tatsu

They lock up and Yoshi with a side head lock and leap frog. Yoshi with an arm drag into an arm bar. Yoshi charges into a boot and Zack goes up top but Yoshi with a punch and a superplex set up but Yoshi gets his arm dropped on the rope. Ryder with a hammer lock slam for a near fall. Ryder continues to work on the arm and uses the ropes for extra impact. Ryder with a Divorce Court and an arm bar. Yoshi with an arm bar of his own. Yoshi with a kick and then he hits a running knee into the corner. Yoshi with a back kick and the rolling snap mare into a kick for a near fall. Ryder with a kick and he tries for the Zack Attack but Yoshi with a back leg sweep and a rolling senton followed by a slingshot elbow drop from the apron but Ryder blocks it and gets the three count.
Winner: Zack Ryder

After the match Ryder hits his catchphrases on the mic.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we are reminded of next week’s guest host and last night’s ‘broadcast’.

Christian says that he will take on both of them, but Tiffany will not let it happen. He asks for more time. There is a knock on the door and the door opens and he says that he has a partner.

Match Number Three: William Regal and Vladimir Kozlov versus Christian and Ezekiel Jackson

We start off with Regal and Christian and they lock up. Christian with a clean break but they lock up again. Regal works on the arm and wrist but Christian with a hammer lock. Regal returns to the arm. Christian with an arm wringer and a back elbow from the turnbuckles. Kozlov is tagged in and he misses a clothesline. Christian with punches but Kozlov with a knee and back breaker. Kozlov charges at Christian but Christian ducks down and Kozlov goes to the floor. Christian with a drop kick that knocks Kozlov off the apron. Kozlov attacks Christian from behind and then Regal does the same thing. Regal tags in and he sends Christian into the apron. Regal with a near fall and then he tags Kozlov back in. Kozlov with shoulders in the corner and then he applies a front face lock. Kozlov turns it into a reverse chin lock. Regal tags back in and he connects with forearms. Christian with a back slide for a near fall and a punch but Regal with an Irish whip. Christian with kicks to Regal and a sunset flip from the turnbuckles. Kozlov kicks Christian on the cover. Jackson comes into the ring but Kozlov goes to the floor. Jackson with the uranage to Christian and he lets Regal make the cover and get the three count.
Winners: William Regal and Vladimir Kozlov

After the match, Kozlov with the spinebuster slam. Jackson with another uranage to Christian.

2010 - TNA signed Becky Bayless, who appears as Cookie for the promotion.

2011 -  TNA broadcast Impact.  Stu Carapola filed the following TV report:

Welcome to the Impact Wrestling Report here on!

We start with a recap of last week's events that saw Kurt Angle reveal Hulk Hogan as the one man telling him the truth as Dixie Carter facilitated Karen's affair with Jeff Jarrett, and how he now plans to destroy all the young talent in the company until it's just him. We then head out to the ring where Crazy Sting re-enacts getting his ass kicked last week to prove he's crazy, and tells us how awesome it was to get his ass kicked by Hulk Hogan, who still has the eye of the tiger. Sting says that he and the fans want to see Hogan back in the ring, and he wants Hogan tonight. Instead, Ric Flair's music hits and he comes out to confront his longtime foe. It's like the last episode of Nitro all over again! Flair tells Sting that he's an icon and he always blows off people who ask him when he's going to wrestle Sting again, and he says he doesn't want to wrestle Sting since he's wrestled him 1500 times. He tells Sting not to just say he wants to do it, he wants Sting to know he's the icon in his eyes because he's full of energy and strong as a bull, and for Flair to get where he wants to be, he has to wrestle Sting. Flair tells Sting that if he beats him, Sting goes home for good, and it's not a phony wrestling retirement, he goes home for good, but if Sting beats Flair, he'll give him Hogan on a silver platter. Sting decides to ask the people what they think, and then he tells Flair he smells like garlic, but he accepts the offer.

Flair comes into Hogan's office and Hogan flips out in the most cartoonish way you can imagine and says Flair has no idea what he just did. Flair said not to worry about it because they're the two greatest wrestlers ever, but Hogan is still worried because he gave him everything he had and he kept going. Flair said it's okay because he has Sting's number, but Hogan says he better take care of Sting because Flair doesn't want a problem with him. Flair tells Hogan he loves him, gives him a hug, and walks out.

We take a look at this past weekend's events in the Bound For Glory Series, and Crimson is still narrowly holding first place, with Bully Ray in second and Robert Roode in third. This leads us right into our first match...

Bound For Glory Series: Devon vs Scott Steiner

Steiner jumps Devon before the bell, but Devon comes back with a flying shoulderblock and a series of clotheslines for 2. Devon with a side suplex for 2 as we see his kids and 12 year old wife at ringside. Steiner cradles Devon and puts his feet on the ropes to get the win out of nowhere.

Winner: Scott Steiner

Devon protests the decision and doesn't see Samoa Joe come out of the crowd and attack him from behind, hitting a double kneebreaker and then hooking him in a modified figure four heel hook. Devon's kids jump in the ring and Joe gets up to confront them, backing them into the corner, but the Pope runs into the ring and Joe backs off.

Samoa Joe is backstage telling the cameraman that he said he'd hurt people, and that's what he did. He's done playing their game, and he does things his way where he's from, and Devon's the first of many because if he can't win this tournament, he'll destroy everyone until the Bound For Glory Series is no more. He warned them not to mess with him, but they did, and he'll continue to do this because nobody has the balls to fire him.

X-Division Gauntlet: Alex Shelley vs Tony Nese vs Kid Kash vs Robbie E vs Zema Ion vs Jesse Sorensen vs Mark Haskins vs Austin Aries

Okay, let's get this over with so Aries can get his title shot we all know he's getting. Shelley and Haskins start, and Haskins zips in with a dropkick right off the bell, but Shelley fires back with some really hard chops and a roaring elbow. Haskins blocks Sliced Bread #2 and gets a springboard armdrag into an Ace Crusher for a series of two counts. Haskins goes for a top rope Frankensteiner, but Shelley reverses to a super inverted atomic drop and tries Sliced Bread #2, Haskins reverses to a backslide, Shelley reverses to a cradle for 2, and Haskins gets what looks like a GTS to pin Shelley and eliminate him. Didn't see that coming. Robbie E comes in next, but argues with Cookie and gets rolled up and eliminated in just a few seconds. Zema Ion is in next and comes off the top with a missile dropkick, an inverted atomic drop, and monkey flips Haskins into the air and boots him in the face on the way down for 2. Haskins gets a weird rollup for 2 and dumps Ion to the apron, but Ion slides through the ropes with a tornado DDT and comes off the top with a 450 splash to eliminate Haskins. Sorensen comes in now with a springboard dropkick for 2, but Ion hot shots him on the top rope for 2, then goes up top for another 450 and Sorensen gets the knees up. Sorensen with a Hero's Welcome to eliminate Ion and then Tony Nese comes in and destroys Sorensen with a clothesline for 2. Nese dodges a corner charge and kills Sorensen with a running facewash in the corner for 2. Nese ducks an enziguiri and deadlifts Sorensen into a German suplex for 2. Nese misses a Lionsault and Sorensen hits another Hero's Welcome to eliminate Nese. Kid Kash comes in next and destroys Sorensen with right hands and chops as we go to commercial.

We're back, and Kash hits a nasty side backbreaker and covers Sorensen for 2. Kash with a hard slam and then goes to the second rope and hits a springboard moonsault for 2. Kash hits the weakest Tiger Driver of all time and Sorensen rolls through into a cradle to eliminate Kash. Now Aries takes his time taking his vest off as Kash hits a Jay Driller on Sorensen, and Aries comes in and pins Sorensen with one boot, but Sorensen kicks out at 2, so Aries cradles and hooks the leg, but still only gets 2. Aries goes for a brainbuster but Sorensen small packages him for 2. Aries comes right up with a kick to the head, the IED in the corner, and the brainbuster for the win.

Winner: Austin Aries

Aries was clearly heavily taxed by that, and is now the #1 contender to the X Division Title. Christy Hemme comes to interview Aries, who proudly proclaims that he just ran the gauntlet and eliminated seven guys by himself. Now he's taking Kendrick's X Division Title and there's nothing he can do about it because Aries is the Greatest Man Who Ever Lived. Kendrick comes down the ramp and extends his hand to Aries, and Aries goes to shake in, then snatches his hand away and walks up the ramp. Kendrick has had enough and goes after Aries, taking him down and beating the crap out of him on the ramp before blatantly choking him as security tries to tear Kendrick off of Aries.

Ric Flair is backstage taping his wrists up, but stops and decides to go looking for Sting.

We look back at last week when Ken Anderson got laid out by Immortal, and he is now suffering from two punctured eardrums and is out indefinitely.

ODB is backstage telling Miss Jackie that this is the first time she'll be in the ring with Mickie James on Impact Wrestling, and she's got to play by the rules so she can get that big money, multi year deal. BAM!

Traci Brooks comes into Eric Bischoff's to introduce herself and has some suggestions on how to help oot with the Knockouts since she used to be in charge of the division. Bischoff stares at her boobs and says he'll think about it.

ODB vs Mickie James

HARDCORE COUNTRY! Bit of chain wrestling to start as they exchange wristlocks, but Mickie fires back with right forearms, a snapmare, and a baseball slide off the ropes for 2. ODB with a kneelift to the ribs and hits the fallaway BAM. ODB opens Mickie up and rears back to club Mickie with a right hand, but stops herself and comes off the ropes iwth a hard boot to Mickie's chest for 2. ODB rams Mickie into the corner and rams shoulderblocks into her midsection, then locks Mickie into my favorite bearhug of all time. If you saw the view we got of Mickie, you'll undertand why. Mickie with a dropkick that drives ODB into the corner, then she catches ODB coming out with a neckbreaker, then they exchange right hands and Mickie wipes ODB out with a series of clotheslines. ODB dumps Mickie out to the apron and knocks her to the floor with a hard right hand, and Miss Jackie desperately wants to attack Mickie, but stops herself and walks around to the other side of the ring. Mickie gets back to the apron and repeatedly rams ODB's head into the top turnbuckle, then comes off the top with a Thesz Press. Mickie goes for the jumping DDT, but ODB blocks and hits a charging splash in the corner, but misses the Bronco Buster. Mickie waits for ODB to come out of the corner and this time hits the jumping DDT for 3.

Winner: Mickie James

Mickie has a tense staredown with Jackie and they share an uncomfortable handshake.

Winter and Angelina Love are backstage talking about how great it is to be Knockouts Champion, and Winter says there's nothing hardcore about that little squirrel Mickie James, and she can't wait for Angelina to be there with her. Mickie's not living in the real world because this is Winter's world, and blood is orgasmic. She takes a sip from her wine glass, and yes, it's blood.

Bound For Glory Series: Rob Van Dam vs AJ Styles

We see Jerry Lynn sitting ringside watching this match as RVD and AJ tie up. RVD sends AJ into the ropes and they havea back and forth sequence and go to the indy stalemate. AJ catches RVD with a dropkick followed by a side backbreaker for 2. AJ off the ropes with a big kneedrop for 2, then he unloads on RVD in the corner with chops. RVD with a BIG monkey flip that sends AJ clear across the ring, then he follows up with Rolling Thunder for 2. Jerry Lynn suddenly hops the rail and starts arguing with the referee, and RVD gets distracted and tells Lynn to get back to his seat. RVD hits AJ with the stepover leg lariat and goes up for the Five Star Frog Splash, but AJ hits the ropes to crotch RVD and goes up for a superplex. RVD fights AJ off and shoves him backward into the ring and goes for the Five Star, but AJ gets the knees up and covers for 2. RVD and AJ trade blows and AJ goes for the Styles Clash, but RVD backdrops his way out so AJ hits the Pelle Kick and goes for the cover, but Lynn grabs the referee and drags him out of the ring to break the count. The referee has finally had enough and calls for the DQ.

Winner: AJ Styles by DQ

RVD is now down another 10 points, and AJ goes and gets in Jerry Lynn's face. RVD then goes out and starts arguing with Lynn as we go to commercial.

We come back and RVD and Jerry Lynn are still arguing with each other backstage and Jerry still says he was trying to help, but RVD says he doesn't need any help and walks off.

Ric Flair is somewhere in the catacombs of the Impact Zone complaining about who knows what, and he's still trying to find Sting. He hears various random noises and can't quite pin down the source, but says he never liked the rafters gimmick and he's getting really pissed off. Sting finally reveals himself, and Gunner comes out of nowhere and attacks him. Sting turns the tables and Flair heads for the hills as Sting beats the crap out of Gunner.

We go back to Eric Young hunting Scott Baio and harassing various people on the streets of Los Angeles. Next week...Eric Young finally faces Scott Baio to blow this ridiculous angle off!

Crimson is backstage, and he's...HOBBLING!

Crimson comes out to the ring and says he used to have a lot of respect for Kurt Angle, but now they seem to have a problem, and he wants Angle to come out to the ring. Angle obliges and walks out with the World Title over his shoulder, and Crimson says that Angle says he was going to take out all the young wrestlers in TNA, and even though he started with Crimson, he failed because he's standing here. Angle says he wishes he could respect Crimson, but he's nobody going nowhere and he's exactly what Angle was talking about: the young talent building around him. Angle's here to make him because without Angle, he's an uncoordinated, green-ass little bitch, and it takes a star like him to make them. He's been making people his entire career, and it's gotten him spit on, kicked in the balls, and disrespected. Crimson says not one of the young guys in the back has ever disrespected him, but he listens to all of Hogan's BS. Crimson says it's his honor to compete with Angle, and Angle says he's damn right it's his honor because guys like Crimson can't even shine his gold medal. Angle looks at him and sees nothing and that he's not going anywhere in this business. Angle goes to walk away, but Crimson puts his hand up and gently guides Angle back in front of him so he can say that he's going to be somebody and he already is. He says if Angle faces him here next week, he'll show him why he's the future of wrestling and also the here and now. Oh, and by the way, he's real...he's damn real. Angle doesn't blink as Crimson hobbles out of the ring and back up the ramp.

Mexican America are backstage, and they don't care if they win or lose because nada es imposible para Mexican America.

The Jarretts join Mike Tenay and Taz at the broadcast booth, and then it's main event time!

World Tag Team Title Match: Beer Money vs Mexican America

Anarquia and Roode start off with a back and forth wrestling sequence, but Roode shoves Anarquia into the ropes and he takes Roode down with a shoulderblock. Roode comes back with a back elbow and stomps Anarquia down in the corner Stone Cold style. Storm tags in and they double team Anarquia relentlessly and Storm covers for 2. Storm with a chestbreaker and a uranage slam for 2, then just destroys Anarquia in the corner with right hands. Hernandez nails Storm from the outside and Anarquia jumps on him like a shark and repeatedly drills him with right hands. Mexican America with the Beverly Drop on Storm for 2, then Hernandez bowls Storm over with a running tackle and covers for another 2. Mexican America with a double shoulderblock and Anarquia covers for 2 then goes to a rear chinlock, Storm fights free but Hernandez comes in and tries the Border Toss, Storm escapes that and tags out to Roode, who comes in and runs through Hernandez with a series of clotheslines and then destroys him in the corner with chops. Roode off the second rope with a Blockbuster for 2, then catapults Anarquia into a DDT from Storm. Beer Money with a double vertical suplex on Hernandez and do BEER...MONEY! Rosita pops into the ring and gets in Beer Money's face, but Karen gets up and runs down to the ring to save her Mexican sister. Beer Money gets completely distracted by Karen as Anarquia sneaks into the ring and dumps Storm out of the ring, but turns around into a spinebuster from Roode. Now Sarita is up on the ring apron and distracting the referee while Hernandez sneaks in and knocks Roode out with the title belt, and Anarquia covers for the win.

Winners and NEW World Tag Team Champions: Mexican America

Hey, remember when title changes meant something? Yeah, me neither. The Jarretts celebrate in the ring with Mexican America as Storm and Roode look really unhappy at ringside.

2012 - WWE broadcast Raw.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We are live from Dallas, Texas and your announcers are Michael ‘Mr. Vargas’ Cole and Jerry ‘Mr. Hand’ Lawler.

Before our opening match, we see footage from the end of Raw when Big Show knocked out CM Punk and John Cena.


Match Number One: CM Punk versus Big Show in a Non Title Match


Show pushes Punk around the ring but Punk with punches to Show. Show misses a chop in the corner and he connects with a series of kicks in the corner. Show with a head butt that sends Punk to the mat. Show with a punch to the midsection and then he chokes him in the ropes. Show with the shhhh chop in the corner.

Punk with punches to Show that barely move the big man. Show with a shoulder tackle that sends Punk back to the mat. Show stands on Punk’s back. Show then stands on Punk’s head after the referee warns him. Show with the shhhh chop against the ropes. Show holds Punk by the face but Punk stomps the foot and hits a drop kick but Show stays on his feet. Show with a head butt and slam.

Show says that Punk cannot stop him while he stands over Punk as the champion struggles to get back to his feet. Show with an elbow to the arm and then he uses his entire body weight to work on the shoulder and back. Punk with a kick to the chest and legs and he tries for a clothesline and Show does not move. Punk with more clotheslines and Show does not move. Show misses a splash into the corner and Punk with a knee into the corner and he tries for the bulldog (even though Cole says he hit it) but Show pushes him away and Show with the spear.

Daniel Bryan’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.

Bryan screams NO as he goes around the ring and he says that he deserves to be in the WWE Title match while Show hits a side slam and gets a near fall. Show climbs the turnbuckles but Punk kicks him in the back of the leg and hits a springboard clothesline for a near fall. Bryan punches Punk and the referee calls for the bell.


Winner: CM Punk by disqualification


After the match, Bryan puts Punk in the No Lock while Show watches and he drops an elbow to the back.

John Cena comes out and Cena goes after Show and he clotheslines Show over the top rope to the floor. Cena with a back body drop that sends Bryan over the top rope to the floor.

Punk gets up and he looks at Cena.

AJ Lee’s music plays and she skips to the ring as any good General Manager should. AJ tells Daniel that he is clearly working through his anger management issues. Daniel will be teaming with the Big Show later to face CM Punk and John Cena.

Punk and Cena discuss their difference while AJ skips to the back.

We go to commercial.

We are back and JTG is in the back with Kaitlyn and he is angry that the most fly man in WWE cannot get in a match. He says that it is crazy. AJ walks by and she wants to know if JTG is saying that she is not doing a good job as General Manager. If JTG wants to compete so badly, he can go to the ring because she will find an opponent for him.

AJ tells Kaitlyn that she knows they have had some differences but she asks Kaitlyn if she is unstable. Kaitlyn says that unstable isn’t a word that she would call AJ.

JTG makes his way to the ring and Michael Cole mentions JTG’s comments on Twitter from last week.


Match Number Two: JTG versus Ryback


They lock up and Ryback sends JTG into the turnbuckles. JTG retreats to the ropes when Ryback goes after him. JTG wants the referee to warn Ryback. JTG with kicks and punches to Ryback. Ryback with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex and he hits a running boot to the chest. Ryback slams JTG’s head into the mat and then he hits a power bomb and sets for the lariat and he hits it. Ryback with the marching muscle buster for the three count.


Winner: Ryback


Michael Cole mentions ‘RawActive’ and he says that we get to choose who Roddy Piper’s guest on Piper’s Pit will be. The choices are Chris Jericho, Miz, or Dolph Ziggler.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we are told that Santino Marella will be facing Antonio Cesaro for the United States Title on the YouTube Pre Show.

Roddy Piper is in the locker room and he says that he doesn’t know who his guest will be. He wants to know who everyone is picking. We see Shawn Michaels and he is deep in thought. Roddy says that he would be intimidated if he had to fight Brock Lesnar.

Shawn has a phone call and he wonders where Hunter is. Shawn says that he needs to be here tonight because it is not his fight. He tells Shawn that he needs to be there now and not later.

Heath Slater is in the ring and he says that he is the One Man Band . . . BABY. He says tonight everything is going to change because he is going to turn it around.


Match Number Three: Heath Slater versus R Truth (with Little Jimmy)


They lock up and Slater backs Truth into the corner but Truth moves and he punches Slater. Truth with a hip toss and he wants to know What’s Up. Truth with a split and then he tries for the spinning leg drop but Slater moves out of the way before Truth can hit the move. Slater with a punch and neck breaker for a near fall. Slater with kicks to Truth and he plays some air guitar.

Slater with a reverse chin lock. Slater with an Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner. Truth with a clothesline followed by Little Jimmy for the three count.


Winner: R Truth


After the match, the music for the Prime Time Players plays and they make their way to the ring and Truth fights them off for a moment but Titus with a boot to Truth’s head and then Young punches Truth. Kofi is not in the building tonight and Young and Titus continue the attack and Titus hits Clash of the Titus.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we take a look at Mark Henry’s trip to London during the 2012 Olympics and some of his Touts and photos.

We are told that Pauly D is the Social Media Ambassador for tonight’s Raw. Michael Cole reads off some of Pauly’s Tweets.

Michael mentions that the match between Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio is no longer taking place and we see the footage from Smackdown and Booker T’s comments after the show.

We get Alberto Del Rio’s Tout about what happened. He says that he has a contract and we will see what happens on Friday night.


Match Number Four: Sin Cara versus Tensai (with Sakamoto)


Cara with kicks but Tensai with a punch. Cara tries for a rana and then a sunset flip but Tensai does not go down. Tensai with a shoulder tackle and then he puts Cara in the corner. Tensai goes for the Vader Bomb but Cara moves out of the way. Cara goes up top and hits a Swanton and he kicks Sakamoto. Cara with a rana that sends Tensai into Sakamoto. Cara with an enzuigiri and tornado DDT for the three count.


Winner: Sin Cara


After the match, Tensai takes out his frustrations on Sakamoto with a Baldo Bomb and back senton.

Shawn Michaels is in the back and he is asking a production assistant if he sees ‘him’. Shawn walks through the back and we go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for Piper’s Pit. Remember that your options for his guest are Miz, Chris Jericho, or Dolph Ziggler.

Roddy says that he has some catching up to do. He asks about Ziggler having Money in the Bank but says that Jericho cannot win the big one. Miz is a movie star? Now we have Raw Interactive so when he changes the questions, they change the answers.

Roddy’s guest tonight will be Chris Jericho.

Roddy points out that the people are cheering for him because the last time he saw Jericho, Mickey Rourke punched his lights out. Chris reminds Piper that he knocked out Piper’s lights along with two other Hall of Famers at Wrestlemania.

Jericho says that he is excited to be on Piper’s Pit and he thanks the people for making it possible.

Piper says that they have something in common. He says that people started cheering him when he was fighting Mr. T. Now the people are cheering for him to beat Dolph Ziggler because Ziggler says that Jericho cannot win the big ones any more.

Piper says that he knows how Jericho feels and he knows Jericho’s dad. He says that Jericho’s dad wasn’t a quitter and he won the big one. He says that he doesn’t care what Dolph or the Miz has to say, it is all about the little kid in the crowd who is cheering for him.

Vickie Guerrero comes out and she lets out a series of Excuse Mes. Vickie introduces the man who will humiliate Chris Jericho on Sunday at SummerSlam . . . Dolph Ziggler.

Ziggler says that he cannot believe this. He wants to know how long Piper has been doing this same, tired routine. He says that it is not fun, groundbreaking, or nostalgic. He calls Piper sad.

Piper comments on the color of Dolph’s shirt.

Ziggler tells Chris to pay close attention to this deranged individual because that is where he is going. How many failed comebacks will it take to realize that he cannot get it done any more? After he beats Jericho on Sunday, he wants Chris to take his obnoxious light up jacket and hang it with Piper’s kilt because he has lost it.

Jericho comments on Dolph’s hair and then he tells Vickie to SHUT THE HELL UP.

Jericho says that he has not forgotten the slap from Vickie last week on Smackdown. He tells everyone that he will prove Ziggy wrong and he will defeat him on Sunday. He will never eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeever go back on that agayne.

Miz’s music plays and he comes out and he throws out a few reallys on the way to the ring. He might not be the best of friends with Ziggler, but they can win the big ones. Ziggler won Money in the Bank while Miz reminds us that he won the main event of Wrestlemania 27 and then three weeks ago, he won the Intercontinental Championship.

He does not care what the fans voted for because he is taking over this show. He tells Dolph he can be his guest while Piper and Jericho can get the hell out of his ring.

Piper tells Miz no and then Jericho attacks Miz and Ziggler. Jericho sends Miz to the floor and he does the same to Ziggler.

We go to commercial.


Match Number Five: Miz versus Dolph Ziggler versus Chris Jericho


Ziggler goes after Jericho but Chris with punches. Jericho with an elbow to Miz and punches to Ziggler. Jericho with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner followed by a belly-to-back suplex. Jericho with a drop kick to Ziggler that sends Dolph to the floor. Jericho with a snap mare to Miz and a kick to the back. Jericho with a suplex to Miz for a near fall.

Jericho with a chop to Miz that sends him to the mat. Jericho with a kick but Ziggler trips Jericho. Ziggler with kicks to Jericho and Miz watches. Miz takes his turn kicking Jericho. Miz holds Jericho for Ziggler to punch him. Ziggler holds Jericho for MIz and Miz with a boot to the midsection.

Miz chokes Jericho in the ropes but Jericho with a chop to Miz. Miz hits Jericho from behind and then Miz and Ziggler with a double suplex to Jericho. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop to Jericho. He hits a second leaping elbow drop and Miz breaks up the cover. Miz and Ziggler argue a little and that allows Jericho to recover and he pushes Ziggler into Miz. Jericho sends Miz over the top rope to the floor. Jericho back body drops Ziggler to the floor. Jericho with a pescado onto Miz and Ziggler and then he gets on the announce table and poses. Jericho drops the cover of the announce table onto Miz and Ziggler.

Jericho with a kick to Miz but Ziggler knocks Jericho off the apron and into the announce table as we go to commercial.

We are back and Miz with a rear chin lock on Jericho while Ziggler is still down on the floor. Jericho gets back to his feet and he connects with an elbow. Miz with a knee to Jericho. Miz chokes Jericho and then he slingshots Jericho’s throat into the rope. Miz knocks Dolph off the apron and gets a near fall on Jericho.

Miz works on Jericho’s back and then he applies another rear chin lock. Jericho with an elbow to the midsection followed by a chop. Miz with an Irish whip and he misses the Awesome Clothesline when Jericho moves out of the corner. Jericho with a shoulder tackle or two. Jericho with a springboard drop kick that knocks Ziggler off the apron. Jericho with a kick and bulldog to Miz.

Jericho with the Lionsault and he gets a near fall but he sees Ziggler coming back into the ring and he takes care of Ziggler. Miz is crotched on the top rope and then Jericho pulls Miz up for a superplex. Ziggler gets under Jericho for the Tower of Doom and all three men are down.

Ziggler gets a near fall on Jericho but Jericho with a crucifix for a near fall. Ziggler with a Fameasser on Jericho but Jericho kicks out at two. Ziggler waits for Jericho to get up for the Zig Zag but Miz comes from behind and hits the Skull Crushing Finale on Ziggler. Jericho breaks up the cover and then he punches Miz. Miz tries for the Reality Check but Jericho counters and tries for the Walls of Jericho. Miz powers through. Miz with a boot to Jericho. Ziggler takes care of Miz but Jericho with a Codebreaker on Ziggler. Vickie puts Ziggler’s foot on the ropes to stop the ref’s count.

Jericho looks at Vickie and she has something to say to him. Miz with a rollup for a near fall. Miz tries for the Skull Crushing Finale but Jericho drops down and he puts Miz in the Walls of Jericho. Miz taps but Vickie distracts the referee. Ziggler with a Zig Zag on Jericho for the three count.


Winner: Dolph Ziggler


CM Punk is stretching in the back and Eve Torres stops by and she congratulates him. Punk wants to know what Eve is talking about. She congratulates him on the new CM Punk. He says that there is no new CM Punk. He is the same guy he has always been. He has been undefeated for nine months. All he has done is fight for respect.

Eve says that no one believes that, especially Cena.

Punk says that he will tell Cena himself right now.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we take a look at some of Pauly D’s tweets.

We are at the halfway point of the show so it is time for a recap of what we saw earlier tonight.

Shawn Michaels is walking in the back and he is careful looking around every corner. He stops by catering and John Cena taps him on the shoulder and it startles him a bit. Shawn says that he is a bit distracted.

Cena turns around and sees his tag team partner. Cena wants to know if Punk will stab him in the back.

Punk says that Cena accused him of being ‘that guy’ but that is not who he is. Being champion means everything to him. Punk says that he does not like a Triple Threat Match. He will not stab Cena in the back. He will do everything in his power to make sure that Cena or Show will not walk out of SummerSlam as the WWE Champion. He is the best in the world and in the end, it will all be about him.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for another Wade Barrett video package. He talks about being brought into a world of lies and illusions where things were easy and civilized. Wade says that he could not live the lie because he could not escape the truth. He says that life is pain. He says that the Barrage has just begun.


Match Number Six: Layla El and Kaitlyn versus Eve Torres and Beth Phoenix


Beth and Layla start things off and Beth with a kick and then she gets Layla pressed above her head. Layla with a sunset flip for a near fall. Beth with a kick and she runs Layla into the corner. Eve tags in and she connects with a forearm. Layla with a rollup for a near fall. Layla with a cross body for a near fall. Layla with a side head lock.

Layla dances and hits a leaping butt splash to the head. Eve is distracted by Kaitlyn and Layla with a clothesline for a near fall. Kaitlyn tags in and she hits a back breaker and gets a near fall. Kaitlyn with a kick to the midsection and a bridge for a near fall. Eve with an Irish whip into the corner but Kaitlyn with an elbow. Eve pulls Kaitlyn off the turnbuckles and she punches Kaitlyn.

Eve gets a near fall. Beth tags in and kicks Kaitlyn in the abdomen. Beth with another kick to the midsection and she chokes Kaitlyn with her boot. Beth with an Irish whip and then she knocks Layla off the apron. Eve chokes Kaitlyn while the referee deals with Layla. Beth runs into a boot from Kaitlyn and Kaitlyn with forearms.

Beth with a back breaker but Kaitlyn gets to her feet and she sends Beth into Eve and Kaitlyn with a rollup for the three count.


Winners: Layla El and Kaitlyn


We go to a video package showing why we are having Triple H versus Brock Lesnar on Sunday.

We go to the parking garage for the arena and Triple H is still not at the arena.

We go to commercial.


Match Number Seven: John Cena and CM Punk versus Big Show and Daniel Bryan


Cena and Bryan start things off and they lock up and Cena with a side head lock. Cena with a shoulder tackle and Punk tags himself in and he pulls the bottom ropes apart for Punk to go to the apron. They lock up and Punk with a side head lock and take down. Punk with a shoulder tackle and hip toss. Cena tags himself back into the match.

Bryan tells Show ‘NO’ when Show wants to tag in. They lock up and Bryan with a side head lock and Cena with a hip toss and drop kick. Show tags in and he kicks a charging Cena and connects with a head butt. Show with a punch to the midsection followed by another head butt. Show with a hard Irish whip. Cena punches Show and tries for a flying shoulder tackle but he bounces off Show.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Cena is struggling to get up in the corner as Show waits for him to get up. Show with a running butt splash into the corner. Cena with kicks and punches but Show with a bear hug. Bryan tags in and he tells Show to get out of the ring. Bryan sets for the running drop kick into the corner and Cena is able to move out of the way. Cena is inches from Punk and Punk tags in and hits the springboard clothesline followed by another clothesline and neck breaker but Show breaks up the cover.

Punk crawls to make the tag but Cena is not in the corner. Bryan pulls Punk into his corner and Show tags in. Show with a head butt and punch to the midsection. Show with the shhhh chop against the ropes. Punk with punches and forearms to Show but Show returns to the bear hug, this time on Punk.

Punk with elbows to the head and he gets to his feet and then he gets out of the hold. Show with a back body drop that does not help the ribs. Show walks across Punk’s back and then he has something to say to his other opponent on Sunday. Punk with elbows and he knocks Bryan off the apron with a forearm. Show with a slam to Punk and he signals for the punch but Bryan tags himself in.

Bryan yells at Show and Show leaves the ring and sits down at ringside. Bryan with Kicks of No to Punk’s chest but he misses the round kick. Punk with a round kick and both men are down. Punk looks to his partner but Punk with two flying shoulder tackles followed by the Blue Thunder Bomb and then Punk looks at Cena before doing the Five Knuckle Shuffle to Bryan. Cena tags himself in and he hits the running knee to Bryan followed by the bulldog and then he signals that it is time for the Go To Sleep.

Punk takes his belt and goes home. Bryan with a rollup for a near fall. Cena with an Attitude Adjustment for the three count.


Winners: CM Punk and John Cena


After the match, Show chuckles at his partner’s performance. Show enters the ring and Punk hits Show with the title belt to make the save for Cena. Punk and Cena have a stand off in the ring and then Punk offers his hand. Cena thinks about it and he refuses. We do not have a Standoff of Honor.

Josh Mathews stops Punk in the back and he asks what happened.

Punk says that Cena went into business for himself and he says that Cena only cared about winning. Punk mentions that Cena learned a new move. Punk says that he offered his hand but Cena refused. He calls that the ultimate sign of disrespect. On Sunday, Punk says that he will show everyone what respect is.

We go to commercial.

We are back with photos from the Raw brand’s Asian tour.

Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman are in the hallway waiting for the contract signing.


Match Number Eight: Damien Sandow versus Christian


They lock up and Sandow with a forearm and Irish whip followed by shoulders in the corner. Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep and Sandow rolls through and then he hits the flourishing elbow drop. Sandow with an Irish whip but Christian with boots. Christian with punches to Sandow followed by a running forearm. Christian slingshots to the floor and punches Sandow. Christian with a flying back elbow from the turnbuckles.

Sandow rolls to the floor and Christian follows. Sandow side steps Christian and Christian goes into the ring steps. Sandow slams Christian’s head into the steps.

They return to the ring and Brodus Clay’s music plays and he limps to the ring.

Christian with a rollup for a near fall. Sandow with a straightjacket neck breaker for the three count.


Winner: Damien Sandow


Shawn Michaels continues to walk through the back and he continues to act paranoid. He turns around and Brock Lesnar is there. Brock doesn’t say anything and Shawn walks away.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the Slam of the Week: Shawn Michaels’ comments about the Lesnar/Hunter match at SummerSlam and Triple H making the save for his retired best friend.

The ring is set up for the contract singing.

Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman make their way to the ring and Lesnar does the Brock Bounce before leaving the stage.

Paul has the mic and he introduces himself and he says that he is here with great humility as he stands here as the advocate for Brock Lesnar. He says that everyone has heard the news that Triple H has been experiencing flight delays.

Paul says that his client believes that story. He believes it because no one wants this match at SummerSlam more than Triple H. Triple H wants this match more than Brock wanted this match. Paul reminds us that Brock quit WWE. He says that Triple H needs this match because it is the most personal fight of his career. The honor of WWE is in his hands. His own personal dignity is in his hands. His standing in his own family is on the line when he faces a fighter with Ultimate credentials like Brock Lesnar.

Paul says that is why he stands before us with a hold harmless indemnification agreement. Paul says that he will not hold his client legally responsible for what he is going to do to Triple H. Paul says that if you are looking for a wrestling match where the better man wins, you are not going to see that. You are going to see a man suffer mercilessly at the hands of a merciless individual.

Paul says that not everyone agrees with him. One of those people was the greatest entertainer to enter the ring, Shawn Michaels. Paul asks Brock if Shawn is in the arena tonight. Brock says that Shawn is here.

Paul suggests that Shawn can come to the ring to tell Brock to his face that Triple H will beat Brock Lesnar.

Paul says that Shawn is not coming out. He says that there is no shame to be afraid of Brock Lesnar. None of Shawn’s prayers will come true when he faces the beast incarnate. Paul says that everyone from Texas has a yellow stripe up and down his spine . . .

Those are fighting words because Shawn Michaels’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring.

Paul and Brock shake hands because it looks like their plan is working.

Shawn enters the ring but stays on the other side of the official contract signing table.

Shawn picks up the mic on the table but does not do anything.

Triple H’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Hunter removes his tie so we know that he is in fighter mode tonight.

Hunter enters the ring and he signs the contract without saying anything.

Paul tells Brock that this is just a contract signing. Brock signs the contract and tosses the contract at Hunter before leaving the ring and Bouncing in front of the announce table.

Lesnar and Heyman walk away and Hunter stares at Brock.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we see footage from last week’s Smackdown. What will happen when Alberto confronts Booker T about Booker’s decision to remove Alberto from the World Title Match.

Who wants some Touts.

Hunter and Shawn are in the back and Shawn says that he has something to get off his chest. Shawn says that he has been in the ring with some of the toughest guys but Brock is on another level.

Hunter wants to know if Shawn doesn’t think he can win.

Shawn tells Hunter that he has to beat him on his own even though he will be in his corner.

We take a look back at what happened after the John Cena and CM Punk versus Big Show and Daniel Bryan match.

Matt Striker asks Show how the match at SummerSlam will be affected. Show says that Punk took a cheap shot and we will see what happens at SummerSlam.

We go to the garage and Shawn Michaels is in his car and he argues with Paul Heyman in another car. Brock Lesnar comes out of nowhere and he attacks Shawn Michaels (but we do not have any video of what Lesnar is doing to Shawn). We go to commercial.

We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of what we just didn’t see between Brock Lesnar and Shawn Michaels.

We go back to the garage and we see the damage to Shawn’s car. Charles Robinson wants to know where Shawn is. Hunter shows up and he wants to know what happened. AJ tells Hunter that Brock took Shawn.

We see Brock carrying Shawn to the ring on his shoulders. Brock puts Shawn in the ring and he bounces before entering the ring. He does the Lesnar leap to the apron. Brock picks up Shawn again and hits the F-5 on Shawn.

Shawn struggles to get to his feet and Brock applies the Kimura. Hunter comes to the ring but Heyman tells Hunter if he takes one more step, Lesnar will break his arm.

Hunter has a crisis of conscience and Brock tries to break the arm and Hunter goes to the ring and Lesnar leaves. Heyman shows fake disdain that Lesnar broke his arm.

Hunter removes his shirt and he wants a piece of Lesnar but we go to credits.

If you enjoy you can check out the AD-FREE PWInsider Elite section, which features exclusive audio updates, news, our critically acclaimed podcasts, interviews and more, right now for THREE DAYS free by clicking here!