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By Mike Johnson on 2020-10-18 08:00:00

October 18th

On this day in history in ....


1948 - A live event in Charlotte, NC saw the following results:

-Tommy Ward defeated Charlie Harben by disqualification.
-Joe Corbett vs. Wally Dusek fought to a time limit draw.
-Pete Managoff defeated Dick Lever.
-Jim Coffield defeated Mickey Gold.
-NWA World Women's champion Mildred Burke defeated Ada Ash.

1954 - A live event in Charlotte, NC saw the following results:

-Lou Plummer defeated Tiger Joe Marsh.
-Tinker Todd defeated Al Cortez.
-George Becker and Bobby Becker defeated Mr. Moto and Kinji Shibuya to win the NWA Southern Tag Team (Mid-Atlantic-Version)  championships.

1962 -  Mid-Atlantic Wrestling ran the Greensboro Coliseum in, NC with the following result before 2.705 fans:

-Rip Hawk & Rock Hunter beat George Becker & Billy Two Rivers in a Best of Three Falls bout.
-The Great Bolo beat Johnny Weaver.
-Ray Villmer & Reggie Parks beat John Smith & Ivan Kameroff in a Best of Three Falls encounter.
-P.Y. Chung beat Eduardo Castillo,
-Pat Sherry beat Brenda Scott.

1963 - WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated The Crusher with a backbreaker in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Boxing great "Jersey" Joe Walcott was the special referee.

1963 - Mid-Atlantic Wrestling ran Richmond, VA with the following results:

-Cowboy Bob Ellis & Johnny Weaver beat Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson by DQ.
-Kurt & Karl Von Brauner beat Al & Ramon Torres.
-Joe Scarpa (future Chief Jay Strongbow) beat Tony Romano.
-Frank Valois beat Gene Anderson.
-Johnny Walker fought Joe Tomasso  to a draw.

1965 - Mid-Atlantic Wrestling ran Charlotte, NC with the following results:

-Homer O'Dell, Bronco Lubich, & Aldo Bogni beat Tex McKenzie, Billy Two Rivers, & Suni War Cloud.
-Johnny Weaver beat Boris Malenko by DQ.
-Jesse James fought Two Ton Harris to a draw.
-Gory Guerrero beat Corsica Jean.

1966 - A Mid-Atlantic Wrestling event in Raleigh, NC featuring the following results:

-In a bout billed as the "Battle of the Bullies", Boris Malenko & Missouri Mauler beat Aldo Bogni & Bronco Lubich.
-The Red Demons beat Abe Jacobs & Jesse James.
-Paul DeMarco beat Tinker Todd.
-George Harris beat Alex Medina.
-Ike Eakins beat Ken Hollis.

1968 - A Mid-Atlantic Wrestling event in Richmond, VA at The State Fairgrounds saw the following results:
-Paul Jones & Nelson Royal beat Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson in a 2 of 3 falls match.
-Aldo Bogni & Bronco Lubich beat Billy Hines & Jimmy Hines.
-Tinker Todd beat Bob Burns.
-Sam Steamboat beat Bob Ramstead.

1977 - During a WWWF televising taping in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, World Champion Superstar Billy Graham attacked High Chief Peter Miavia before a scheduled match with Baron Mikel Scicluna.  Graham broke Miavia's ukulele and left him a bloody mess.  

1978 - Abdullah The Butcher defeats Billy Robinson in Utsunomiya, Japan to win the Pacific Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Title, which is now part of the All Japan Triple Crown.

1980 - A WWF event in Rochester, NY saw the following results:

-Angelo Gomez fought Steve King to a 20-minute time-limit draw.
-Angel Marvilla defeated Johnny Rodz via countout at 11:35.
-The Hangman pinned Rick McGraw at 12:50.
-Tony Garea defeated Larry Zbyszko via disqualification at 18:10 when Zbyszko failed to break a choke.
-Sgt. Slaughter pinned Dominic DeNucci at 10:19.
-Pedro Morales defeated WWF Intercontinental champion Ken Patera by countout at 12:10.

1981 - Mid-Atlantic Wrestling ran Roanoke, VA, featuring:

-Izzy Slapowitz defeated Dennis Brown.
-Keith Larson defeated Mike Fever.
-Rick Connor defeated Tim Horner by disqualification.
-Paul Jones defeated Gene Anderson by disqualification.
-Nikolai Volkoff and Chris Markoff defeated Johnny Weaver and Terry Taylor.
-Doug Vines and Jeff Sword defeated Blackjack Mulligan and Blackjack Mulligan Jr. (Barry Windham).
-Jay Strongbow vs. Kevin Sullivan ended without a winner as a double disqualification.


1982 - El Hijo Del Santo, the son of the legendary El Santo, makes his debut wearing the famous silver mask. He actually started wrestling in February 1982 as El Korak, but his father would not allow him to take on the family name and mask until he completed his college degree.

1983 - A live event in Portland, Oregon featured the following results:

-Billy Jack defeated Scott Ferris
-Al Madril fought Curt Hennig to a time limit draw.
-The Assassin and Dynamite Kid defeated Brian Adidas and Jules Strongbow.
-Rip Oliver defeated Ali Hassan.
-NWA World champion Harley Race defeated Buddy Rose.

1983 - Georgia Championship Wrestling runs Canton, Ohio, featuring:

-Ron Garvin defeated Bob Roop.
-Jake Roberts defeated Joe Lightfoot.
-Mr. Wrestling II defeated Bob Roop.
-Pez Whatley defeated Paul Ellering.
-Tommy Rich and Brett Wayne defeated National tag champs the Road Warriors by disqualification.
-Buzz Sawyer vs. Ole Anderson ended without a winner as a no contest.

1984 - WWF runs at the Capital Center in Landover, Maryland, with the unique main event of Andre The Giant & Junkyard Dog defeating Kamala & Big John Studd.

1984 - A live event in San Antonio, Texas featured the following results:

-The Mummy beat Rudy Gonzales & Bob Garcia in a handicap match.
-Leo Burke beat Gerald Finley.
-Vinnie Valentino beat Dan White.
-Tommy Rich beat Abdullah the Butcher by DQ.
-The Fabulous Blondes (Eric Embry & Dan Greer) beat Brett Sawyer & Chicky Starr to win the Southwest Tag Title.
-Killer Brooks & Al Madril beat The Sheepherders in a 4-way chain match.
 

1988 - Stampede Wrestling ran Gibbons, Alberta with the following results:
-Lola González defeated Rhonda Singh (future Monster Ripper/Bertha Faye).
-Rip Rogers defeated Kim Schau.
-The Great Gama defeated Steve Blackman.
-Vokhan Singh defeated Leo Burke.
-Chris Benoit & Bruce Hart & Lance Idol defeated Cuban Assassin & Gerry Morrow & Johnny Smith.


1993 - During a dark match at a Monday Night Raw taping at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, Sabu defeats Scott Taylor, later known as Scotty 2 Hotty.

1994 - The Phantoms defeat PG-13 for the USWA Tag Team Title in Louisville, Kentucky, ending PG-13's third title reign.

1997 - The FBI (Little Guido, now Nunzio, & Tracy Smothers) defeat John Kronus & New Jack for the ECW World Tag Team Title in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Other results of the show saw The Great Sasuke defeat Al Snow, Balls Mahoney & Axl Rotten defeated The Dudleys, and Sabu defeated Shane Douglas and Tommy Dreamer in a Three Way Dance.

1998 - WWF held their first Judgment Day Pay-per-view event at the Rosemont Horizon in Illinois. Here are the results:
Heat matches:
- Steve Blackman defeated Bradshaw.
- The Oddities (Silva, Kurrgan & Golga) defeated Los Boriquas (Jose Estrada, Miguel Perez & Jesus Castillo).
- The Godfather defeated Faarooq.
- 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Jeff Jarrett.
PPV matches:
- Al Snow defeated Marc Mero witn a Snowplow.
- LOD 2000 (Hawk, Animal & Droz) defeated DOA & Paul Ellering when Droz pinned Ellering after he was given a Doomsday Device by Hawk.
- Christian defeated TAKA Michinoku to win the WWF Light Heavyweight Title after reversing a Michinoku Driver into a small package.
- Goldust defeated Val Venis with Shattered Dreams.
- X-Pac defeated D'Lo Brown to win the WWF European Title.
- The Headbangers defeated WWF World Tag Team Champions The New Age Outlaws via disqualification.
- Intercontinental Champion Ken Shamrock defeated Mankind via knockout when Mankind used the Mandible Claw on himself to pass out while in Shamrock's ankle lock.
- Mark Henry defeated Rocky Maivia with a splash after D'Lo Brown interfered.
- The Undertaker vs. Kane for the WWF World Title ended in a no-contest when both men had their shoulders pinned to the mat, so the title was held up. Steve Austin was the special referee.

1999 - The Monday Night Wars raged on, with both programs featuring World Tag Team Title changes. WWF Monday Night Raw on USA Network scored the win on this night, doing a 5.4 to WCW Monday Nitro on TNT's 3.3.

Raw saw the following results: Kane & X-Pac defeated The Dudleys. ... Viscera defeated The Godfather.... Test defeated Davey Boy Smith via DQ. ... Val Venis defeated Al Snow. ... The New Age Outlaws defeated The Acolytes. ... Hardcore & Crash Holly defeated The Rock & Mankind to win the WWF World Tag Team Championship.

Nitro saw the following results: Evan Karagias vs. Juventud Guerrera was interrupted by Bret Hart, setting up his match with Sting later. ... Cruiserweight Champion Disco Inferno defeated Vampiro. ... Konnan & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Harlem Heat to win the WCW World Tag Team Title. ... Meng defeated Hugh Morrus. ... Berlyn defeated Rick Steiner. ... Mona defeated Madusa in an Evening Gown Match. ... WCW World Champion Sting defeated Bret Hart. ... La Parka defeated Buff Bagwell. ... Perry Saturn defeated Eddie Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a three way match. ... Norman Smiley defeated Horace Hogan in a Hardcore match. ... Bill Goldberg defeated Lex Luger.

2002 - Jim Ross announced that Terry Taylor had been hired by WWE as an agent.

2002 - Peach Tree Wrestling ran Cordele, GA.  Dave Whitaker filed the following report:

Ben Masters' Peach State Wrestling made its long-awaited return on October 18 at the Fairgrounds in Cordele. I was told there were 662 paid, I estimated the crowd to be at least 400 people. It was an outside show due to the crowd. The show was totally old-school, lots of mat wrestling, almost no highspots. The cold weather was a problem, as it combined with the show running long, forced some of the later matches to be cut short. The sound system was bad. The show did run long. However, if you are a fan of old-school wrestling, this was a good show for you. Match results look like this.

Azmyth defeated "The Real Deal" Jake Slater in the PSW WrestleSearch. Match was ok. Azmyth won the contract to work for PSW.

T.C. Carter defeated "Luscious" Dale Lucas. Before the match, Lucas cut a promo on Azmyth to most likely set up a match between the two men next month. Carter now does a Godfather-style gimmick.

Rick Michaels defeated PYT Frederick. Michaels really showed what kind of a mat-wrestler he was in this match, did well with Frederick's heel stalling, and telling people not to chant "FAT." Pretty good match.

Bambi defeated Malia Hosaka. Match was supposed to be Malia vs. Daffney, but Daff was recovering from surgery. Bambi was supposed to special guest ref, but Daff suggested Bambi wrestle Malia. Malia acted angry because she didn't want to wrestle her tag team partner. Daff told the fans she had been in a barbed-wire match. She refereed. Daff would be making a count, then suddenly grasp her stomach, making it look like she was faking. Malia did a great job being the intense, angry heel who was upset at having to fight her friend. Bambi was also solid.

"The Dirty White Boy" Jimmy Powell defeated The Nightmare. Ted Oates was ref. Old school, mat wrestling here. Good match though.

Mike Golden defeated Scotty Riggs. Buff Bagwell came in and cost Riggs the mach.

Buff Bagwell & Disco Inferno defeated "Glacier" Ray Lloyd & Scotty Riggs. Lloyd worked alone for much of the match because partner R.D. Swain (who was out on other business) had his flight delayed. Riggs came out during the match to aid Lloyd, but wound up jumping him to help his former American Males partner Bagwell.

"Cowboy" Dennis Gale defeated The Botswana Beast in a hardcore match. Short, stiff, brawl. Typical brawl between these two.

Steve "The Brawler" Lawler defeated Tommy "Wildfire" Rich in a cage match. Daniel Henry (who had been serving as ring announcer) turned heel and allowed Gale to run in and attack Rich. Curtis Hughes (who was there running a gimmick table) ran in to make the save.

Notes: Diamond Dave was heel manager, filling in for Ronnie P. Gossett. Gossett was not there because his mother is very ill. This was announced in the program. Carter filled in for Randy Harris becuase Harris had a family emergency. EMT's had to be called to check on Tommy Rich because he passed out from losing blood, but he was ok. Daffney said she was about two weeks away from returning to the ring. The promotion announced it would return to Cordele on November 29 at the Fairgrounds. Main event of Hughes and Rich VS. Lawler and Gale.

Many indy wrestling folks from across GA in the crowd. Kid Ecstasy was there working the gimmick table along with Rick Michaels. Susan Meeks from TCW was there visiting friends. From GPW: Dirty Don, Spazz along with Ms. Leggs, as well as Preston Paradise along with indy photographer Terry. From NAWA: Billy The Kidd, Tommy Hellfigure, Mike Pain, Keith Steinborn, Bobby "Bonecrusher" Smith, and the Afghan Brawler. From SGWA: Owner Wayne Cannon, referee Kenny Bolin, as well as the Dark Carnival. GPWA worker/owner Doomsday was also there.

2004 - WWE broadcasts Raw from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois, headlined by Edge vs. Chris Benoit vs. Shawn Michaels in a match between the three contenders that would be involved in the fan vote to determine a challenger to Triple H's World Title at the Taboo Tuesday PPV the next night. Edge won the match by pinning Benoit, but the real story of the bout was Shawn Michaels suffering a torn miniscus. Michaels would end up winning the fan vote and would wrestle Triple H, despite the injury.

2005 - WWE tapes Smackdown at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nevada, featuring Booker T defeating Chris Benoit to win the U.S. Title with a scissors kick after Sharmell interfered and gave Benoit a low blow.

2009 - TNA held their Bound For Glory PPV.  Here is Richard Trionfo's original coverage of the event:

Welcome to tonight’s live coverage of the Bound for Glory pay per view from Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. This year’s Bound for Glory comes from Irvine, California.

Jeremy Borash at ringside with Joey Fatone and they welcome us to the pay per view. Joey says that he is here to have a good time and he is looking forward to seeing ODB, The Beautiful People, and A.J. Styles.

Jeremy talks about the Sumbission Match between Samoa Joe and Bobby Lashley. He also mentions the Monster’s Ball Match between Abyss and Mick Foley. Next, he mentions the match between Matt Morgan and Kurt Angle. He next mentions the TNA World Heavyweight Title Match between A.J. Styles and Sting.

We go to a video package for the Monster’s Ball Match.

The Ultimate X Structure is up in the ring and we are going to the pre-show match.

It is announced that the winning team in the pre-show match will be in the Ultimate X Match.

We are also told that D’Angelo Dinero will not be participating in the Ultimate X Match due to a family emergency.

Pre Show Match: Motor City Machine Guns versus Lethal Consqeuences

Shelley and Creed start things off and they lock up in a Greco-Roman knuckle lock. Shelley with a wrist lock and he works on the arm. Creed flips over Shelley and Shelley sends Creed to the floor. Creed misses a springboard move but he does not miss a jumping spin kick for a near fall. Lethal tags in and so does Sabin. Lethal with a wrist lock and Sabin reverses. Lethal with an arm drag and drop kick. Lethal with a jab but Shelley tags in and then they double team Lethal and get a near fall. Shelley with a knee to the head and a reverse chin lock. Lethal with elbows and a chop but Shelley with an elbow. Lethal with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker and then Creed with a side Russian leg sweep. Creed with a forearm that knocks Sabin off the apron. Creed with a hesitation drop kick while Lethal holds Shelley and Creed gets a near fall.

Shelley with a chop and Creed responds with chops of his own. Creed with a knee and slam to Shelley followed by a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Creed with an arm bar. Lethal tags in and hits a double sledge from the turnbuckles. Lethal with a flying clothesline and a cover but Sabin breaks up the cover. Creed tags back in and Shelley kicks Creed. Lethal accidentally clotheslines Creed. Shelley with an enzuigiri to Lethal and Sabin is the only one standing and he is on the apron.

Sabin tags in and he hits elbows on Creed and Lethal and then Sabin rolls through a sunset flip and knees Lethal. Sabin with a back kick to Creed. Sabin with an Irish whip and a forearm into the corner. Sabin with a springboard clothesline for a near fall when Lethal breaks up the cover. Lethal misses the springboard back elbow and Shelley with a cross body to Lethal and then he sets for Sliced Bread #2 but Lethal pushes him off. Sabin with a springboard tornado DDT. The Machine Guns with a double team kick to Creed. Shelley with a cross body while Sabin hits a neck breaker for the three count.
Winners: Motor City Machine Guns

We go to a video package for the Matt Morgan/Kurt Angle Match.

Dixie Carter joins Jeremy and Joey and she tells everyone to tune in for a great pay per view. Dixie mentions that people have come to the pay per view from all over the world and she mentions the Interaction that took place yesterday.

We see the video package for the A.J. Styles/Sting match for the TNA World Heavyweight Title.

Lauren is with Team 3D to ask about Full Metal Mayhem. Ray is excited for the match. He mentions that it is for the two most prestigious tag titles in the world. Ray says that he cannot wait to be 24 time world champions. Ray talks about the other matches on the pay per view. He says that he is looking forward to the submission match, the TNA World Title match, and the Angle/Morgan match. Ray says that he is also looking forward to Zakk Wylde performing. Ray utters Tables, Ladders, and Chairs and Devon says ‘oh my’. Then he lets out a Testify.

We are back at ringside and Jeremy Borash. Joey is on the turnbuckles looking at the Ultimate X structure. Jeremy says that the Ultimate X match will start off the pay per view.

Jeremy runs through the card one final time before the pay per view.

Jeremy asks Joey for his prediction in the main event.
We begin tonight’s pay per view with a video package that includes some of the comments from the video packages that aired on the Bound for Glory Preview Show.

We are live from Irvine, California and your announcers are Mike Tenay and Taz.

Zakk Wylde is at ringside to perform the Star Spangled Banner.

We see highlights from the pre show when The Motor City Machine Guns got into the Ultimate X Match by defeating Lethal Consequences.

Match Number One: TNA X Division Title Match: Amazing Red versus Suicide versus Homicide versus Daniels versus Alex Shelley versus Chris Sabin in an Ultimate X Match

Daniels, Suicide, and Shelley go for the towers but they are stopped. Suicide sends Shelley into the turnbuckles and then he hits an elbow and a side Russian leg sweep. Daniels works on Red while Homicide hits an overhead belly-to-belly throw on Sabin. Daniels blocks a hip toss but Red with an arm drag and tilt-a-whirl head scissors and Daniels goes to the floor. Homicide with the tope con hilo onto Daniels. Red and Suicide are the only ones in the ring and Suicide with a fireman’s carry slam on Red. Suicide with a pescado onto Homicide and then Shelley goes to the apron and Sabin with a suicide dive through the ropes onto Suicide. Red with an enzuigiri that sends Shelley to the floor. Daniels with a leg lariat to Red. Daniels climbs the tower since everyone else is on the floor or on the mat. Red crotches Daniels. Red with a rana that sends Daniels onto everyone on the floor.

Red climbs the turnbuckles and the Machine Guns stop him. Sabin with a giant swing and Shelley with a drop kick to Red. Daniels sends Sabin into Shelley and he hits a bulldog and clothesline on the Guns. Homicide has climbed the tower and he is up to the cables. Suicide tries to stop him and he leaps to the cables but Homicide with a jawbreaker as they both hit the mat. Sabin and Shelley with double team kicks to Homicide. Sabin holds Daniels and Homicide and Shelley with a double stomp onto Daniels’ back. They hit a double super kick on Homicide. Sabin misses a splash into the corner on Daniels. Daniels with a palm thrust to Sabin but Shelley hits Daniels to stop his momentum on the tower. Sabin with a missile drop kick while Daniels was on Shelley’s shoulders.

Red is on the turnbuckles and Sabin and Shelley stop him. Shelley and Sabin set for the Sliced Bread #2 and power bomb combination but Red with a rana to Sabin and then Red sends Sabin into Shelley. Red with a satellite inverted DDT. Suicide with a springboard drop kick. Daniels punches Red while Suicide and Homicide battle. Homicide with a pump handle suplex on Suicide. Homicide with a neck breaker to Red. Homicide climbs the tower and returns to the cable. Daniels tries to stop Homicide and he gets Homicide and hits a Death Valley Driver. Daniels runs into a boot from Red and Red with a head scissors DDT. Red climbs to the towers and is on the cable. Red kicks Suicide and then Red reconsiders. Daniels tries to pull Red down. Red is almost at the belt but Suicide with a missile drop kick and Red goes down. Daniels with a Blue Thunder Driver on Suicide. Sabin and Daniels are to the cables and Daniels and Sabin kick each other while by the belt.

They both go down but land on their feet. Sabin with an enzuigiri to Daniels followed by a springboard DDT. Suicide with the Suicide Solution to Sabin. Shelley with an Asai DDT. Homicide with a gourdbuster and clothesline to Shelley. Homicide tries for the Gringo Killer but Daniels lands on his feet. Daniels with a DDT to Homicide. Red with a DDT of his own.

Suicide and Red are on the tower and they battle. Red sets for a sunset flip power bomb and he hits it on Suicide while Sabin hits a German suplex from the turnbuckles and they go into Daniels. Shelley and Homicide battle on the turnbuckle and Shelley knocks him off. Homicide catches Shelley and hits a head and arm suplex. Red with a spin kick to Homicide. Red goes up top and he hits a Phoenix Splash and standing shooting star press. Sabin with a boot to Suicide. Suicide and Sabin are on the turnbuckles and Suicide hits the Flux Capacitor. Daniels with the BME to Sabin. Daniels climbs the turnbuckles and so does Suicide. They are going to the top of the structure and Red joins them too. Daniels slams Red’s head on the top of the structure. Daniels and Suicide are on top and they exchange punches. Daniels sets for a superplex but Suicide blocks it. Suicide and Daniels exchange more punches while they each try to stay on top. Daniels is standing on the cable and he sits on the junction.

Suicide and Daniels fight on top of the belt. Daniels and Suicide fall to the mat and both men are down. Sabin and Shelley are on the cable while Red goes through the top of the structure. Red knocks Sabin down. Red has the belt to win the match.

Winner: Amazing Red

We take a look back at highlights from the match.

Taz and Mike talk about the ‘big event feel’ of the pay per view.

Lauren is with the Beautiful People in the back. Lauren reminds them that they lost last month but they have their rematch tonight. Velvet starts to talk and Madison stops her and tells her that it isn’t JB. Velvet says that the tag division was due to their work. The belts were created for them, but they are on the waists of Taylor Wilde and Sarita. Tonight they are going to take what is rightfully theirs. Madison says that they were dealing with all of the drama about how she was out and back in. Then she mentions Angelina being out. Madison blames all of that on their loss. Tonight, they will accessorize by adding a few belts. Lacey says that even though they lost their love, they will show that a little bit of lace can make everything okay.

Jeremy Borash is with Taylor Wilde and Sarita. He asks them about The Beautiful People’s comments about not being prepared. Taylor says that they are ready for anyone. They will continue to make history. Sarita says that there is nothing more beautiful than gold. Sarita speaks in Spanish and Jeremy asks Taylor what she said.

Match Number Two: TNA Knockouts Tag Title Match: Sarita and Taylor Wilde versus The Beautiful People

Lacey tries to get close to the referee before the match starts and she kisses him. She convinces the referee to get a chair for her. Earl Hebner comes out and he forces Lacey to the back despite a kiss.

Wilde with a rollup for a two count on Velvet as the bell rings. Wilde with an arm drag or two into an arm bar. Sarita tags in and she hits a drop toe hold and Wilde with a drop kick. They hit a double drop kick on Madison. Sarita with forearms to Velvet. Sarita hits Madison on the apron and Velvet with a clothesline to Sarita. Madison tags in and she punches Sarita. Madison with a kick and drop kick for a near fall. Velvet tags in and Sarita with chops. Velvet and Madison drop Sarita to the mat and then they pose and then Velvet remembers that a match is going on and she gets a near fall. Velvet with an Irish whip and Sarita pushes Velvet off. Sarita takes Velvet to the mat. Madison and Taylor tag and Taylor with clotheslines and a drop kick. Velvet turns into a missile drop kick from Sarita. Taylor with a German suplex after a springboard drop kick from Sarita for the three count.

Winners: Sarita and Taylor Wilde

It is now time to take a look at the Legends Title match.

Lauren is with Eric Young and Kevin Nash. She asks them if there is any alliance between the two of them. Eric says that he has negotiated the deal of a lifetime. He mentions the Hernandez Summit. Eric talks about how he thought Hernandez was a brother and offered him a spot in the greatest group in wrestling. Eric says that both of them consider Hernandez to be a black mark on their industry. Lauren asks Eric if the $60,000 has anything to do with it. Nash says that it is a win win situation. He walks out the Legends Champion and $60,000 richer. Eric walks out unscathed.

Match Number Three: Legends Title Match: Kevin Nash versus Eric Young versus Hernandez

Hernandez brings Young into the ring by his shirt and the match starts. Hernandez with clotheslines to Young and then he hits a shoulder block that sends Young over the top rope to the floor. Hernandez attacks Young on the floor and Nash goes after Hernandez. Nash with knees and then he sends Hernandez into the apron. Young with a punch and then Nash sends Hernandez into the ring post. Hernandez Irish whips Nash into the ring post.

Young and Hernandez are in the ring and Hernandez with chops. Hernandez with a shoulder and then he hits a backbreaker on Young but Nash breaks up the cover. Nash with knees in the corner on Hernandez and Young with a chop and punch. Nash with some more work on Hernandez and Young jumps in for some punches. Nash and Young choke Hernandez with their boots. Nash with a back elbow in the corner. Hernandez with a kick to Nash and then he tries for a suplex on Young but Nash hits Hernandez in the back and Young with a suplex of his own. Nash chokes Hernandez in the corner. Young does the same.

Hernandez with forearms to Nash and Young but Nash and Young with a double back elbow. Young with a cover and Nash breaks it up after Hernandez kicks out. Young tries to apologize to Nash. Young kicks Hernandez in the corner and Nash punches Hernandez. Nash sends Young into the corner for a clothesline on Hernandez and then Young does the same. Hernandez fights off Young and Nash after getting on top and he hits a missile drop kick on Nash. Hernandez goes to the apron and Hernandez punches Young and hits the slingshot shoulder on Nash. Hernandez with clotheslines to Young and Nash. Hernandez with a back body drop to Young but Nash hits Hernandez from behind and all three men are down.

Hernandez with a double clothesline on Nash and Young. All three men are down again. Hernandez is up first and he catches Young coming off the ropes. Hernandez with a sit out power bomb and Nash breaks up the cover. Hernandez with a plancha onto Young. Hernandez rolls Young back into the ring and Nash with a big boot to Hernandez as he enters the ring. Young rolls Hernandez back in. Young goes up top for an elbow drop and then he pulls down Nash’s straps. Nash sets for the Jackknife power bomb but Hernandez is sent into Nash’s lower groin by Young and Young with the three count.

Winner: Eric Young
All of the participants in the tag title match except for Team 3D and Brutus Magnus says that the important thing is to take out Team 3D. Doug points out that Team 3D has the advantage in any match with tables, ladders, and chairs. He says that Team 3D invented Full Metal Mayhem, and that they did this in Houston in front of 70, 000 people.

Match Number Four: TNA Tag and IWGP Tag Title Match: British Invasion versus Booker T and Scott Steiner versus Team 3D versus Beer Money in a Full Metal Mayhem Match

One of each of the tag title belts are hanging above the ring for the team to claim those titles.

Booker kicks Ray and then the British Invasion goes after Devon. Storm and Roode go after everyone. Magnus, Williams, and Storm punch Devon while Booker with a back heel kick to Ray. Storm punches Devon as well as Williams and Steiner. Devon is sent to the floor and Steiner sends him into the rails. Magnus sends Devon into a ladder held by Steiner. Steiner hits Devon with one of the title belts that is not above the ring. Booker with knees to Ray but Ray with a kick to Booker. Magnus and Williams set up the ladders and decide to pose with the handshake that allows Roode and Storm to stop them. Roode with a neckbreaker to Williams. Steiner drops Devon on the guardrails as they fight by the stage.

Storm and Roode work on Williams in the ring and they send him into a chair. Roode catapults Williams into a Storm DDT. Booker with a leg lariat to Roode and a spinebuster to Storm. Booker sets up a ladder but Roode hits him from behind. Booker with a scissors kick to Roode and it is time for a spinaroonie because there isn’t anything else going on. Storm with a super kick and then Beer Money with a DWI. Steiner with clotheslines and an overhead belly-to-belly to Roode and Storm. Then he hits one on Williams and finishes off with Magnus. Steiner puts Williams on the turnbuckles and it is Frankensteiner time. Steiner puts Magnus on the turnbuckles and he hits a T-Bone Superplex on Magnus. Booker is calling for a referee and Sharmell comes out. Steiner puts Roode on the turnbuckles and Steiner with an overhead belly-to-belly superplex. Steiner sets up the ladder while Booker cries over his injury. Steiner is on top of the ladder but Williams knocks him off. Williams and Magnus with a cross arm clothesline and then they pose again. The British Invasion with the Wassup Headbutt on Steiner and then then call for the tables.

Booker is being put on a stretcher.

A table is set up in the ring and on the floor. Devon hits Magnus with a chair and then they hit Williams with one. They hit Storm and Roode as well. They give Magnus a double flapjack and then Williams gets the neckbreaker and belly-to-back suplex combination. Bubbabomb to Roode while Devon with an inverted slam to Storm. Zakk Wylde throws a beer in Magnus’ face and then Wylde hits him with a chair. Devon takes Storm and Roode down and then he hits a choke slam through the table on Williams. It is time for Team 3D to hit the Wassup head butt on Williams. Now it is time for Ray to ask for the tables.

Three tables are put in the ring. Roode has a chair and Devon stops him from using it. Team 3D with stereo choke slams to Beer Money through tables. Steiner with chair shots to Team 3D. Steiner brings the ladder back into the ring and he hits Ray and Devon with it. Steiner sets up the ladder again. Steiner takes some time to kick the table away. Team 3D stop Steiner and they hit a double choke slam through the table. Team 3D sets up the ladder and Devon grabs the IWGP title. Rhino hits Ray with the chair and he is knocked off. Rhino hits Devon but Devon gets the IWGP Tag Title belt.

Rhino hits Ray and Devon some more with the chair and he leaves. Magnus hits Devon with the chair. Magnus holds Devon up for Williams to hit the corkscrew back elbow from the turnbuckles. Magnus and Williams have ladders set up and Roode and Storm stop them. Roode with a belly-to-back suplex on Williams. Roode and Storm climb the ladders as well. Roode and Storm with a double suplex from the top of the ladder on Magnus. With nobody to stop them, they do their Beer Money dance.

Magnus hits Roode with a chair shot. Magnus is on the ladder and Storm returns to the ring and he punches Magnus. Storm takes a drink and spits the beer in Magnus’ face. Storm with a sunset flip power bomb. Williams hits Storm with a chair. Williams climbs the ladder and he is stopped by Roode. Roode with punches and he drops Williams head on the top of the ladder. Rob with a press slam of Roode through the table on the floor. Rob helps Williams to get the TNA Tag Title belt.

Winners: Team 3D (IWGP) and British Invasion (TNA)

We see Bobby Lashley and Samoa Joe getting ready for their match, but the Knockouts Title is next.

Match Number Five: TNA Knockouts Title Match: ODB versus Tara versus Awesome Kong

Kong attacks Tara before the bell and then she goes after ODB. Tara punches Kong and kicks her. Tara tries for a clothesline but Kong stays up. Tara with punches and ODB with chops. Kong with a double clothesline to Tara and ODB. Kong sends ODB into Tara in the corner and then Kong with a splash. Kong with a slam to ODB and then to Tara. Kong goes to the turnbuckles but Tara and ODB part like the Red Sea and then Tara and ODB with kip ups and a double shoulder tackle. Tara and ODB with a double suplex to Kong and Tara tries to cover Kong but ODB pulls her off. Tara returns the favor.

Tara and ODB exchange punches while Kong is on the apron. ODB catches Tara on a cross body attempt and ODB with a fallaway slam and kip up. ODB with a chop in the corner followed by an Irish whip but Tara moves out of the way and then Tara puts ODB in a tarantula. Kong with a splash to both women and then Kong brings Tara back into the ring. Kong charges into a boot and ODB with a rollup for a near fall. Tara with a moonsault onto both women and gets a near fall on ODB. Kong picks Tara up by her throat and then she sends Tara to the floor. Kong chokes ODB in the corner.

Tara goes after someone in the crowd but security stops her. Tara leaves while the action stops in the ring.

Kong gets ODB up but ODB escapes the hold. Kong with an Irish whip but she misses a splash and ODB with a splash in the corner. ODB tries to get Kong up and she does and hits a Samoan Drop for a two count. ODB goes to the turnbuckles but Kong catches her and Kong runs ODB into the turnbuckles. Kong with a clothesline and then Tara returns to the ring and stops Kong.

Kong goes to the turnbuckles and hits a splash but Tara breaks up the cover. Kong with a choke slam and then she kicks Tara to the floor. Kong with the Implant Buster but ODB kicks out.

Raisha Saeed comes to the ring and she gives a chair to Kong but Kong kicks it back. Saeed gives it back and Kong kicks it again. Kong sets up for the Implant Buster but the chair is pushed into the ring and ODB with an X Factor for the three count.

Winner: ODB

Lauren is with Matt Morgan and Matt says that there are things that are personal and some that are business. Matt says that this is both. Matt says that Kurt felt that it was a smart business decision to have Matt in his corner. Matt says that he is not a fie fi fo fum freak. Matt says that he is college educated and he is not trying to brag . . . maybe a little bit. Matt says that Kurt tried to run away from him, but it didn’t work. Even some of the Mafia members were afraid to get in the ring with him. For the first time in Angle’s life, he is an underdog. Matt says that he is the future.

Match Number Six: Submission Match: Samoa Joe versus Bobby Lashley

Joe with a kick to the shoulder and Lashley tries for a takedown but Joe stays on his feet. They lock up and Joe puts Lashley in the corner. Joe with a few slaps to Lashley and Lashley with a spinebuster into a cross arm breaker and Joe escapes and he punches Lashley. Joe with a leg bar and Lashley escapes. Lashley with a take down and he mounts Joe. Lashley sends Joe into the turnbuckles and he punches Joe. Joe goes to the floor to slow things down.

Joe returns to the ring and Joe kicks Lashley in the leg. Joe kicks the refere in the leg and then Joe sends Lashley to the floor after going for the ribs. Joe with the suicide dive onto Lashley. Joe runs Lashley into the ring apron as he continues to work on the ribs. Joe chops Lashley as they stay on the floor.

They return to the ring and Lashley with punches but Joe with a rake of the eyes. Joe with a punch to the ribs and a kick after he stops short of a leap frog. Joe with a version of an abdominal stretch. Lashley with a hip toss. Joe with a power slam and then Joe with a cross arm breaker but Lashley punches to escape the hold. Lashley with punches but Joe runs Lashley into the turnbuckle and chops Lashley. Joe with jabs in the corner but Lashley with a full nelson slam and both men are down.

They get back to their feet and Lashley with clotheslines and a kick. Lashley with a forearm to the back and a t-bone suplex. Joe with an uranage to Lashley in the corner. Joe with a uranage but Lashley with a leg sweep and he has Joe choked out.

Winner: Bobby Lashley
Jeremy Borash is with Mick Foley in the back as he asks him about the Monster’s Ball match. Jeremy talks about how Mick has changed since the attack. Mick asks if laughs and good times are what his reputation was built on. There will be laughs, but it won’t happen tonight. You don’t put on the flannel shirt and hold a barbed wire bat and call yourself Mick Foley. Mick says that he did this for himself, not for Abyss. Jeremy asks Mick if he is afraid that Abyss will overshadow his career. Mick says that bodies, like records are meant to be broken. Mick says that Abyss will have to earn it the hard way.

Match Number Seven: Monster’s Ball Match: Abyss versus Mick Foley with Guest Referee Dr. Stevie

Foley attacks Abyss from behind with the barbed wire baseball bat. Foley punches Abyss and they go up the ramp to the stage. Foley punches Abyss and hits a swinging neck breaker. Foley climbs the scaffolding and Abyss climbs as well. Foley punches Abyss and Abyss falls through the stage. Foley climbs down the scaffolding and Stevie gives Foley his bat. Foley with an elbow drop using the bat onto Abyss. Stevie tries to tell Foley that Abyss is done and Foley holds the bat up for the fans to react.

Abyss climbs through the ramp and Foley runs at Abyss but Abyss with a clothesline. Abyss grabs a trash can and then he punches Abyss in the head. Abyss sends Foley into the ring. Abyss grabs the guardrail and he puts a barbed wire board on the rail and the apron. Abyss hits Foley with the trash can three times and Foley goes down. Abyss gets another barbed wire board and he puts it in the ring. Abyss sets for a choke slam but Foley stops him and Foley with a double underhook DDT onto the barbed wire board. Stevie gets on top of Abyss and slaps him. Foley puts the barbed wire bat in Abyss’ forehead. Foley has the bat and he hits Abyss in the arm with it. Foley takes another barbed wire board and he sets it up in the corner. Foley punches Abyss but Abyss Irish whips Foley into the barbed wire board. Abyss tries for the splash into the corner but Foley moves and then Stevie and Foley sandwich Abyss in the boards. Foley with an elbow drop onto the boards and he can only get a two count.

Foley punches Abyss and then Foley is handed a bag and there are thumbtacks in the bag, and now on the mat. Abyss wants to choke slam Foley on the thumbtacks and Abyss is reminded of the stipulation. Abyss hits Shock Treatment on Stevie. Foley has a taser in his hand and he waits for Abyss. Foley uses the taser on Abyss and Foley gets an apparent three count but he says Abyss might have kicked out. Foley has Mr. Sock and he wraps it in barbed wire. Abyss with a drop toe hold onto the barbed wire board, but Stevie pulls the referee out of the ring. Daffney goes up top and Abyss grabs Daffney by the throat and she gets choke slammed onto the barbed wire board. Stevie punches Abyss and then Abyss with a black hole slam on the tacks. Abyss with a choke slam onto the barbed wire board. Abyss makes the count with Stevie’s arm for the three count.

Winner: Abyss

Jeremy Borash is with Kurt Angle and Jeremy says that things are not going the Main Event Mafia’s way. He points out that Kurt seems confident. Kurt says that he never underestimates anyone. He reminds us that he had A.J. Styles beat three days ago, and the next time, he will beat A.J. First, he has to get through Matt Morgan. Kurt says that he thought Morgan could have been useful, but he realized that Matt is a disrespectful punk. He is going to teach Matt the word respect.

Match Number Eight: Kurt Angle versus Matt Morgan

Before they lock up Angle goes to the floor to get into Morgan’s head. Angle returns to the ring and he goes back to the floor again. Angle returns to the ring and they finally lock up but Morgan throws Angle to the mat. Angle goes into the ropes again. They lock up again and Morgan sends Angle over the top rope to the floor. Angle gets back into the ring and he kicks Morgan and connects with a European uppercut. Morgan with a punch to Angle and then it is time to throw some elbow pads at the referee before hitting the elbows. Morgan tosses Angle into the turnbuckles and then Morgan with a splash and he goes over the top rope to the floor. Angle rakes the eyes as Morgan returns to the ring and Angle knocks Morgan off the apron. Angle goes to the floor and he tries for a cross body but Morgan catches Angle and runs Angle into the ring post.

Morgan goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall. Morgan with an Irish whip but he misses a boot in the corner and Angle clips Morgan to get things set for the ankle lock. Angle punches Morgan. Angle with an elbow to the leg and a step over toe hold. Angle drops another elbow on the knee and then Angle with a figure four leg lock. Morgan tries to roll over to reverse the hold. Morgan is finally able to reverse the hold and Angle gets to the ropes. Angle punches Morgan in the head but Morgan with a clothesline to Angle and both men are down. Morgan with another series of clotheslines and a splash into the corner. Morgan with a side slam for a near fall.

Angle with a cross body but Morgan catches him and hits the fallaway slam and then he signals for a choke slam. Angle rolls through for a two count. Morgan hits a choke slam for a two count. Morgan sets for the Hellevator but Angle hits the Three Rivers German suplex combination. Morgan avoids the Olympic slam and he hits a bicycle kick for a two count. Morgan misses a splash into the corner and Angle with an Olympic Slam for a two count.

The straps are down and Angle puts Morgan in the ankle lock. Morgan is able to get out of the hold. Morgan with a kick and he tries for a power bomb, but Angle rolls through into the ankle lock. Morgan tries to escape the hold but Angle holds on. Morgan finally kicks Angle away. Angle misses a charge into the corner and he hits the ring post. Morgan hits the Hellevator but he can only get a two count as Angle gets his shoulder up. Morgan gets Angle up for a tombstone but he takes too long and Angle applies the ankle lock. Morgan rolls through but Angle holds on to the ankle. Morgan kicks Angle off. Morgan with a discus clothesline for a two count. Morgan goes up top again and Angle hits the run the turnbuckles belly-to-belly suplex. Angle with an Olympic Slam and then he goes up top and hits a frog splash for a two count. Angle goes up top again for a moonsault but Morgan stops Angle but Angle with a victory roll for the three count.

Winner: Kurt Angle

After the match, Angle offers his hand to Matt Morgan and Matt shakes it. Angle raises Morgan’s hand and Angle leaves the ring.

Match Number Nine: TNA World Heavyweight Title Match: A.J. Styles versus Sting

They shake hands before locking up and Styles with a side head lock and Sting with a side head lock of his own. Styles with a hip toss and a side head lock. Sting with a hip toss of his own. Sting with a side head lock. Sting tries to hip toss A.J. over the top rope but A.J. lands on the apron and he returns to the ring. Sting with a side head lock. Sting with a shoulder tackle and he tries for the Scorpion Death Lock but Styles powers out of it. Sting misses an elbow drop. Styles with a snap mare and kick to the back. Styles with a slam and a phenomenal knee drop for a near fall. Styles with an elbow to the back of the head. Sting with an Irish whip and Styles hits the turnbuckles awkwardly. Sting with a hard Irish whip as he tries to wear down A.J.’s back. Sting clotheslines Styles over the top rope to the floor.

Sting holds the ropes open for Styles to return to the ring. They lock up and Styles with an enzuigiri. Styles with a suplex for a near fall. Styles with a hard Irish whip and a kick to the back. Sting with a kick and face plant to Styles. Sting with a back body drop. Styles with punches to Sting but Sting with a punch. Styles with the phenomenal drop kick and Sting goes to the floor. Styles goes to the apron and Sting moves out of the way. Styles tries for a splash onto Sting but Sting moves and Styles goes into the guardrails. Sting tries for a Stinger splash into the guardrail and Styles moves out of the way.

The referee starts his count and Styles tells him to stop the count. Sting returns to the ring and Styles with a waist lock but Sting with an elbow. Sting with punches but Styles with punches of his own. Styles tries for the forearm into the corner but Sting moves. Sting and Styles bump heads. Styles charges into a boot from Sting. Styles sets for a tombstone but Sting reverses and hits a tombstone of his own for a two count. Styles goes to the apron and he punches Sting. Styles with a phenomenal forearm for a two count. Styles with a back breaker for a near fall. Styles with an elbow to the back of the head. Styles with an elbow and then he tries for the moonsault into the inverted DDT but Sting and Styles each counter and Sting with the Scorpion Death Drop followed by a Stinger Splash and another Scorpion Death Drop for a near fall. Sting sets for the Scorpion Death Lock and he has it locked it. Styles powers out of the hold. Styles with punches and chops to Sting. Styles and Sting with punches and Sting hulks up. Sting with a clothesline and a two count. Sting puts Styles on the turnbuckles and Styles with a head butt but Styles falls to the apron. Styles with a Pele on the apron and Styles with a springboard splash for the three count.

Winner: A.J. Styles

After the match, Sting was going to leave the ring but he returns and shakes A.J.’s hand before leaving the ring for A.J. to celebrate. A.J. asks for a mic and he tells Sting to come back into the ring. He reminds Sting that he has entertained these fans for 23 years and this is his home state. He tells Sting that the ring is his spotlight. A.J. tells Sting that this is his time now.

Sting returns to the ring and A.J. goes to the back. Sting thanks the fans and he says that he did not expect to be in the ring because this moment is not about him, it is about the world champion. Sting says that if he is going to lose, he is glad that he lost to A.J. Styles. If he can lose, he is glad to lose at home. Sting says that since he has this platform, he should cover what people have been asking him for the last few months. Sting says that he will not pull a Brett Favre and he did not plan to make an announcement. Sting says that he does not know if he will come back, but what he heard yesterday and the way the fans reacted tonight, he wants to stay forever.

2010 - Youshoot with Sean Waltman was released on DVD.

2010 - WWE launched the "Stand Up for WWE" campaign, asking fans to defend inaccurate things said about the company, a thinly veiled attempt to get fans to support Linda McMahon's bid to become a Senator in the State of Connecticut.

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

We are live from Calgary, Alberta Canada and your announcers are Michael ‘Why wasn’t I offered the lead role in Knucklehead’ Cole and Jerry ‘Stretching People in the Dungeon’ Lawler.

The invasion starts early and Teddy Long says that he is going to take over Raw tonight because he can.

The CyberBoss is communicating with Michael Cole and Cole gets on his booster seat to see his computer. He quotes, Get out of my ring. Get out of my ring now. You have no business being in this ring.

Teddy says that Smackdown versus Raw takes place this Sunday at Bragging Rights. Teddy ha a referee bring out the Bragging Rights Trophy. Teddy tells the computer to eat its heart out because the trophy belongs to Smackdown. They laid the Smackdown on all of the Raw superstars.

The computer tells Teddy to get out of the ring or else. Teddy wants to know if he is being threatened.

Teddy goes out of the ring and Cole argues with Teddy. The computer gets impatient and Teddy assumes the captain’s chair position.

Teddy has an announcement to make. Right now, the Raw General Manager is going to be disconnected. Teddy pulls the plug on the Raw computer.

Teddy introduces the winning team at Bragging Rights. First, he brings out The Big Show. Out next is Edge, followed by Alberto Del Rio, Kofi Kingston, Jack Swagger, Tyler Reks, and Rey Mysterio.

Cole tells Teddy to go back to Friday and then Cole’s demeanor gets a lot better when The Miz comes out and he is joined by his lapdog, Alex Riley. Miz says that it looks like Smurf Village lived next to a nuclear power plant. He runs through the Smackdown team members.

Miz reminds everyone that he was the sole Raw superstar who won last year and he is the team captain. He will lead Team Raw over Team Smackdown. All of the bragging rights associated with it will come to the A Show. Miz brings out the other members of his team.

Out first is CM Punk followed by John Morrison, Santino Marella, Ezekiel Jackson (who is Miz’s personal pick), Sheamus.

Miz tells them to get out of his ring or they will make them get out.

We have a fourteen man brawl in the ring as there is no authority in the ring.

Team Raw eventually gets out of the ring.

Show tells Miz not to go to the back and start any ruckus. Show says that this is the Raw ring. They will leave the ring on one condition. Show wants to face Miz tonight in a one-on-one match.

Team Raw tells him to do it and they push him to the ring.

Show calls Miz a chicken.

Cole talks about how great Miz is for accepting a challenge from Big Show and then he tells Teddy Long to leave.

It is time to go back to last week’s Raw when John Cena met the Miz to see who would be the captain of Team Raw. Then we see the footage from after the match when Randy Orton came out.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One: Drew McIntyre and Cody Rhodes versus David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd with Natalya

Tyson and Cody start things off and Tyson punches Drew when he tries to get involved. Tyson punches Cody but Cody with a bulldog and punches to Tyson. Drew tags in and Drew with a kick and then he sends Tyson into the corner. Drew with punches and then he sends Tyson into the ringside barrier. Drew with a forearm to the back of the head with Tyson draped over the apron. Cody tags back in and Drew drops Tyson on the top rope and Cody with a kick to the midsection and he gets a near fall.

Drew tags back in and they send Tyson into the turnbuckles as they work on his back. Tyson escapes a suplex attempt and he eventually makes the tag. Smith with a drop kick and clothesline and then he knocks Cody off the apron with a running boot. Smith with a boot to Drew followed by a leg drop for a near fall. Smith sets up for the running power slam and he hits it but Cody breaks up the cover. Kidd with a kick to Cody’s back and then Smith gets Drew up and Smith forgets about the Hart Attack and tries for a Sharpshooter. Smith and Kidd argue and then Drew kicks Smith in the knee and hits the Future Shock DDT for the three count.

Winners: Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre

After the match, Smith is talking to Natalya while Tyson goes up the ramp without them. Natalya tells him that they are a team and that David needs to knock it off.

John Cena and Randy Orton are in the locker room together since they are tag team partners. Randy wants to lay all of the cards on the table. He knows that being in Nexus is tearing Cena apart. He knows that Cena would help Barrett to win the title. Orton tells Cena that if he gets in his way, he will have no problem kicking Cena in his skull and put him out of his misery.

Cena tells Orton that if he tries to kick him with his leg, he will break it off.

We go to commercial.

We are back with an R Truth video package so we can see something with the seventh member of Team Raw.

Match Number Two: Goldust with the future Mrs. Goldust . . . Aksana versus Zack Ryder

Ted DiBiase and Maryse come out before the match starts.

Ryder with a knee and punches to Goldust but Goldust with a drop down uppercut. Goldust with the Final Cut for the three count.

Winner: Goldust

After the match, Ted DiBiase attacks Goldust while Maryse try to take Million Dollar Belt from Aksana. Aksana run away and Maryse follow. Goldust with the Final Cut to DiBiase.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a video package about the Wrestlemania Reading Challenge.

Nexus is in their locker room and John enters. Wade tells Cena to test Harris and McGillicutty to see how good they are and if they are good enough to join Nexus.

Cena wants to make sure that Wade told him to give everything to Harris and McGillicutty so he knows that he is following his orders.

Wade says that it is time for WWE to see the John Cena that they know and love. Wade tells John to get him a glass of water.

We see the kid from Knucklehead playing Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 and Miz comes up and says that isn’t how it is going to happen tonight. Miz tells the kid to tell Big Show that he has a big surprise for Big Show.

Show grabs the kid and then the kid gets some courage and tells Miz to leave. He wants Show to knock the sucker out for him.

We are back to the Nexus and Wade gets his water from Cena. Wade takes a sip and he tells Cena that he is really enjoying it and then he throws the rest of the water in Cena’s face.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the WWE Rewind: Miz defeating John Cena last week to become the Raw Captain for Bragging Rights.

Match Number Three: John Cena and Randy Orton versus Michael McGillicutty and Husky Harris

Before the match starts, the four surviving members of Nexus stand on the stage to watch the match.

Cena and Michael start things off and Cena sends him into the turnbuckles and he punches Michael. Cena with a running back splash into the corner. Cena sends Michael into the turnbuckles followed by an Irish whip and a suplex as Michael goes to the floor. Husky checks on Michael and Cena wants to know if that is good enough for Barrett as we go to commercial.

We are back and Orton with a standing drop kick to Michael and he gets a near fall. Cena tags back in and he punches Michael in the ribs. Cena with punches and then he hits Harris on the apron but Michael takes Cena down with a drop kick and then gets a near fall.

Harris tags in and he punches Cena and then he throws punches willy nilly at Cena before he gets in a three point stance and hits a splash in the corner and gets a near fall. Michael tags back in and he gives Cena a snap mare and then goes to the turnbuckles for a neck snap on Cena and gets a near fall. Harris tags back in and he connects with a forearm and then hits a running cross body and gets a near fall.

Harris with a reverse chin lock but Cena gets back to his feet. Harris with a knee to the back followed by a slam but he misses a splash when Cena rolls out of the way. Michael and Orton tag in and Orton with clotheslines followed by a power slam. Orton goes for the IEDDT on Michael and he hits it. Orton points to Barrett and in one motion he turns into the RKO push ups. Orton avoids Harris and Cena gives Harris Attitude Adjustment and then Orton gives Michael an RKO for the three count.

Winners: John Cena and Randy Orton

After the match Cena offers his hand to Randy Orton but Barrett tells Cena not to do it and then he tells Cena to leave the ring immediately or he will be fired.

Wade tells Cena to stand outside the ring so he can get the best vantage point for the demise of the Viper. Nexus stand on the four sides of the ring and Orton punches Otunga and then he sends Slater into the ring post. Orton pulls Barrett out of the ring but then Orton is cornered and it is a four on one situation.

They get back into the ring and Orton has a brief advantage until Nexus uses their numbers advantage. Slater with Sweetness to Orton while Cena sits and watches at the announce table. Otunga gives Orton the Worlds Most Dangerous Spinebuster. It is time to move Orton to the corner for Gabriel to hit the 450 splash.

Barrett tells Cena to get in the ring now. Cena doesn’t go into the ring but he looks at the Bragging Rights trophy. Barrett tells Cena to hurry up because he doesn’t have all day.

Cena makes his way into the ring and he wants Cena to give Orton an Attitude Adjustment. Barrett reminds Cena that he can have him fired if he doesn’t obey.

Cena picks up Orton and Barrett tells Cena not to steal his spotlight. Barrett picks up Orton and he gives Randy Wasteland.

Cena leaves the ring while Nexus gloat over what they have done to Randy Orton.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Did You Know that Smackdown did the best ratings for SyFy on Fridays in five years?

We take a look back at what happened during and after the tag match involving John Cena and Randy Orton.

Cole and Lawler talk about Smackdown and Bragging Rights, but Vickie Guerrero interrupts and she throws out a few Excuse Mes. She reminds everyone that she is the executive consultant for Smackdown and she says that she is taking the credit for the Smackdown superstars on tonight’s show. She mentions that there is a superstar with a special twinkle in his eye for her.

She brings out Dolph Ziggler. Dolph says that some people confuse his cockiness for confidence. He says that he has it all. The looks, the physique, and the hair. Dolph says that he has the most beautiful and intelligent woman on Earth with him. He says that Vickie is his little ray of sunshine when his skies are gray. He says that Vickie makes her heart go pitter-patter.

Daniel Bryan comes out and he says that he isn’t exactly a ladies man but he knows that he can do better than Vickie. Daniel says that he wants to be serious. He says that he isn’t shredding or have the movie star looks. Bryan says that he has one thing. That is the ability to capitalize on any mistake in that ring. He says that he can make Dolph tap out. Daniel proposes that they meet on Sunday night at Bragging Rights.

Dolph laughs at that idea and then he accepts the challenge. Dolph says that they shouldn’t wait until Sunday. He suggests that they do it right . . . Dolph slaps Bryan and then Dolph has Vickie stand in front of Bryan.

Bryan goes around Vickie and then he attacks Ziggler on the floor. Bryan puts Ziggler in the LeBell Lock and Dolph taps but that doesn’t mean anything because there is no match.

The Divas come out and they confront Vickie in the ring. They throw glitter on Vickie and she leaves the ring and runs to the back.

Meanwhile, the referees check on Dolph outside the ring and Daniel Bryan dances in the ring with the Divas.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Four: Natalya versus Alicia Fox

They lock up and Natalya with a clean break but Alicia with a slap or two and then she adds a third slap and then she kicks Natalya in the head. Alicia with a forearm but Natalya throws Alicia into the turnbuckles. Natalya with a butterfly suplex and Alicia is reaching for the ropes to avoid the Sharpshooter but Alicia is pulled into the center of the ring and Alicia taps out.

Winner: Natalya

After the match, Michelle and Layla come out and they say that this is such a beautiful moment on Natalya’s home town. They are not fans of Calgary. Michelle says that they would like it here but it is too cold and Layla says that the beer is watered down. Michelle wonders why people add –eh to everything. Layla says that the Harts don’t belong in the Hall of Fame and Michelle says that they belong in the loony bin.

Layla goes after Natalya and Michelle wit a kick and then she puts Natalya in the Sharpshooter while Layla takes pictures. Natalya reverses and then Natalya tries to put her in the Sharpshooter but Michelle pulls Layla out of the ring.

We see footage from last week when CM Punk returned to Raw and defeated Evan Bourne and then injured him after his match.

Teddy Long, Big Show, and Hornswoggle are in the back and they talk about winning on Sunday. Josh Mathews asks if it is a bit brazen to have Team Smackdown show up tonight. Teddy says that it is a bit brazen to ask him that question. Teddy tells Hornswoggle to do his thing and he gets the Smackdown flag and Teddy calls it vintage. We go to commercial as Smackdown goes to the ring.

We are back and Michael Cole talks about how WWE has been attacked in the news. It is time to Take a Stand. We have a video package showing entertainers and athletes talking about WWE and how it is a family product. We see footage from different countries and how they have done more than $2 billion in pay per view buys. They have over 14 million viewers a week, including 6 million women. WWE also has a website that does a lot more traffic than sports and entertainment sites. We also see the other shows that WWE superstars have appeared on. They also give back to the community with Smackdown Your Vote, the Tribute to the Troops, and Make A Wish.

Cole mentions the elitists who criticize WWE and then he tells people to go to WWE.com to ‘Stand Up’.

Barrett tells Cena to come with him because he isn’t done with Randy Orton.

Big Show is walking in the back and so is Miz, who happens to be accompanied by his shadow. We go to commercial.

Our guest host Bobby J. Thompson is in the ring for the main event. He says that he love the boos so keep it coming. He says that he is here to introduce the man who is going to lead Team Smackdown to victory at Bragging Rights.

Match Number Five: Big Show with the Smackdown Roster versus Miz with the Raw Roster

Show backs Miz into the corner and he punches Miz around the ring. Show takes off Miz’s shirt and then he chops Miz. Show with an Irish whip but Miz with a boot. Miz comes off the turnbuckles but Show catches Miz. Show sends Miz over the top rope to the floor and Show pushes some of the Raw wrestlers and then he gets back into the ring.

Teddy Long comes out and he says that since Bragging Rights is six days away, and if both rosters are there, why not have a battle royal.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Six: Bragging Rights Since We Have Everyone at Ringside why not let them do something Battle Royal featuring almost everyone on the two rosters

Everyone starts fighting and people are being eliminated left and right while Raw wrestlers try to eliminate Smackdown wrestlers. While the battle goes on in the ring, Hornswoggle attacks Michael Cole and he takes Cole’s headset. It looks like MVP has been eliminated from the match.

Chris Masters is the next person eliminated and Rey is almost eliminated but he holds on to the ropes. Tyler Reks has been eliminated. Show works on Mark Henry while Del Rio goes after Primo. Morrison tries to suplex someone to the floor while Henry is eliminated by Luke, Cody, and Show. Morrison eliminates Chavo with a back body drop. Regal is the next person eliminated by Big Show. Cody goes after Ezekiel Jackson when he tries to eliminate Drew McIntyre. Primo has been eliminated and so is Kozlov. Santino is the next person eliminated and then Luke is eliminated by Sheamus . . . fella. Punk kicks Rey while Show chops Sheamus. Del Rio is sent to the apron by Morrison and then they fight on the apron. Del Rio punches Morrison on the turnbuckles and then they knock each other off the turnbuckles to eliminate them. Swagger and a few others are eliminated. Swagger pulls Edge out of the ring and he puts Edge in the ankle lock. Referees try to pull Swagger off Edge.

Miz punches Drew McIntyre while Kofi leaps into the corner and he punches Sheamus but Sheamus eliminates Kofi. Jackson has Rey on his shoulders and he eliminates Rey. Miz is on the ground but he was not eliminated. Jackson eliminates McIntyre and Rhodes.

It is down to Sheamus, Ezekiel Jackson, Daniel Bryan, and Big Show. Show fights them off and he eliminates Bryan. Sheamus and Jackson with forearms to the back and then they hit a double suplex on Show. Jackson with a splash into the corner and then Sheamus is sent into an elbow from Show. Show eliminates Jackson and then Miz and Sheamus try to eliminate Show. Show stays on the apron and then Edge comes back in and he spears Sheamus and Big Show eliminates Miz. Edge clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope to win the battle royal.

Winners: Smackdown

Nexus are in the locker room and Wade says they will witness what will happen on Sunday when he wins the WWE Title. He wants everyone to react when Nexus wins a match. Wade wants Cena to raise his hand as a token of victory. Cena raises Barrett’s hand and Barrett smiles.

Cena walks out as we go to credits.

2011 - James Storm won the TNA title during an Impact Wrestling taping.  Elijah Nadir was at the Impact Wrestling Zone at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida for the tapings for the episode of Impact that aired on 10/20/11-

Impact started off with Sting coming to the ring. He talked about how he vowed to do two things when Hogan and Bischoff came into power in TNA 18 months ago. One was to put the company back in Dixie Carter’s hands. The second was to bring back the ‘real Hulk Hogan’. Sting talked about one defining moment at Bound for Glory on Sunday night. There was someone who decided to do the right thing and he wants that person to come to the ring.

Hulk Hogan comes to the ring and he gets a ‘Welcome Back’ chant. Hogan says that he has been in a bad place for the last year and Bischoff helped him through many things and Hogan followed what Bischoff did. Hogan says that Bischoff made some bad decisions and Hogan was a follower when he should have been a leader. Hogan says that he has one person to thank and that is Sting.

Hogan asks ‘What ya gonna do when Hulk Hogan and Sting come running after you?’

Dixie Carter comes out to the ring and Hogan leaves. Sting tells Dixie that this doesn’t erase what happened 18 months ago but Sting mentioned that Dixie gave him a home to come to and he loves TNA. He tells Dixie that now that she is back in charge, there is no room for error.

Dixie tells Sting that he was right all along and she apologizes to him and mentions that this will not happen again. Dixie tells Sting that she wants him to be responsible for all of the day to day decisions when it comes to Impact.

Kurt Angle interrupts things and he says that not only is there one superhero in the ring, there are two. He wonders if this was for him or Robert Roode. Angle says that he realizes that Dixie is in charge and Sting is running things from the Impact Zone, but Angle will be running things since he is the champion. Angle says that he made Roode look like a loser during their match on Sunday and he is the better man.

Bobby Roode comes to the ring. He calls Angle pathetic and mentions that Angle screwed him on Sunday night by holding the ropes to get the victory. Roode says that what happened at Bound for Glory was bulls***.

Sting says that he has an idea for tonight’s episode of Impact. Why not have a rematch with Bobby Roode facing Kurt Angle for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

Angle tells Sting that match cannot happen because the contract that him and Roode signed for Bound for Glory had a few provisions that Hogan and Bischoff suggested. Bobby Roode can only wrestle Kurt Angle once. Angle says that Roode is the real deal, but he has screwed Roode. He starts to mention Roode’s tag team partner’s catchphrase and we hear ‘Sorry ‘bout your damn luck’.

James Storm comes to the ring and he introduces himself to Kurt Angle. He says that the contract does not say that James Storm cannot wrestle Kurt Angle. Storm says that at Bound for Glory Kurt Angle screwed the fans, Impact Wrestling, and Bobby Roode. He says that the fans still want to see a title match even if they cannot see Roode versus Angle.

Sting makes an executive decision that Kurt Angle will face James Storm tonight for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

[This segment went for at least a half hour at the tapings].

Match Number One: TNA Knockout Tag Team Champions Brooke Tessmacher and Tara defeated Winter and Angelina Love to retain the TNA Knockout Tag Team Titles after Tessmacher hit a cross body off the top turnbuckles and pinned Winter.

Jeff and Karen Jarrett comes out to the ring and Jeff calls out Jeff Hardy to finish what was started on Sunday night at Bound for Glory. Hardy comes to the ring and Jarrett mentions that Victory Road was not the first time that Hardy screwed over the company and he reminds Jeff about the time that Jeff no showed a pay per view.

Jarrett gives Hardy two options. He can either drop the mic and walk away, never to be heard from again; or Hardy can face the founder.

Hardy says that the people want him and that Jarrett is the only one who is bitching. Hardy says that Jarrett cannot stand the way that the fans react to him.

Hardy and Jarrett brawl in the ring and security and officials come to the ring to try to separate them. They break free of security a few times and some of the agents come into the ring. While they try to get Jarrett out of the ring, Al Snow and D’Lo Brown argue and while this happens, Hardy sneaks over and attacks Jarrett. While the mayhem ensues, Jarrett kicks Hardy in the groin before leaving the ring.

After Jarrett leaves the ring, Hardy has enough strength to throw his shirt into the crowd, but the fan who caught it must not have been a Hardy fan and he threw the shirt back to Hardy in the ring.

Gunner came to the ring and he talked about what happened last week when Immortal took care of Abyss. Gunner calls out Abyss for their match.

Match Number Two: Abyss defeats Gunner by count out. Gunner spent most of the match trying to avoid Abyss and he eventually ran out of the building to get counted out.

The new TNA Knockouts Champion Velvet Sky came to the ring and she talked about what it meant for her to become the Knockouts Champion. She talked about being bullied as a kid. The crowd chants ‘You Deserve It’ during the segment.

Karen Jarrett comes to the ring with Traci Brooks and Karen berates Traci and then tells Velvet that she wanted to strip Velvet of the title last night but she decided to do something else. Karen continues to bully Velvet and then she brings out Madison Rayne. While Madison stands at ringside and Velvet focuses on Madison, someone comes through the crowd and it is the return of Gail Kim.

Gail attacks Velvet and Madison joins in. Karen, Madison, and Gail stand over Velvet.

They show footage from the end of the Hulk Hogan/Sting match from Bound for Glory and what happened with Eric Bischoff and Jackson James.

Eric Bischoff comes to the ring with Bully Ray, Gunner, and Scott Steiner. Bischoff talks about his ingrate of a son and that he will settle his issues with his son in private. Eric says that he is not done dealing with Garrett (Since the ‘illusion’ has been removed, he can go with the Bischoff name) Eric says that he expected that Hulk Hogan would come to the ring and explain what he did to his face. Hulk Hogan comes to the ring and he talks about how Garrett Bischoff did a brave thing on Sunday night.

The members of Immortal come into the ring and they surround Hogan. Before they can do anything to Hogan, Sting comes through the crowd with a few baseball bats. Sting gives Hogan a bat and Immortal leaves the ring.

As Immortal goes up the ramp, they do not realize that Garrett Bischoff has come out and he attacks his father.

They show a segment in the back with James Storm doubting whether he deserves the title shot. Roode gives Storm a pep talk and tells James that he has been working his whole career for this moment and to take advantage of what has been given him.

Match Number Three: James Storm defeats Kurt Angle to become the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion after a super kick. This was a very short match with Angle punching Storm for about forty-five seconds to a minute. The referee stopped Angle and then Angle and the referee had a brief argument. Angle went back to the corner but Storm hit Angle with the super kick and got the pinfall.

After the match, Bobby Roode came to the ring to celebrate with his tag team partner. Fellow Fortune members A.J. Styles and Frankie Kazarian came to the ring with beer to join in the celebration.

Storm got on the mic and he talked about how honored he was to win the title and he hands the belt to Bobby Roode. Roode tells Storm that he appreciates the gesture, but the fans are right that Storm deserves this title. The celebration continues with Storm going into the crowd to celebrate with the fans.

 

Xplosion

Jesse Sorensen defeated Robbie E (with Rob Terry)

2011 - TNA issued the following press release to PWInsider.com announcing Bruce Prichard had come on board as  Senior Vice President of Programming and Talent Relations.  He would last a little over a year with the company:

TNA ENTERTAINMENT, HOME OF TNA¹S IMPACT WRESTLING APPOINTS BRUCE PRICHARD TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT PROGRAMMING AND TALENT RELATIONS
Prichard¹s mark on pro wrestling continues with TNA

NASHVILLE, TN (October 18, 2011) TNA Entertainment, home of TNA IMPACT WRESTLING, one of the top-rated programs on Spike TV announces the appointment of Bruce Prichard as Senior Vice President Programming and Talent Relations. Prichard is one of the most storied professionals in the world of pro wrestling. His 30+ years in the business includes an extensive list of achievements.

“TNA is gaining such a wealth of knowledge and insight as we continue to grow our business with the addition of Bruce to our senior management staff,” states TNA President Dixie Carter. “This appointment is another indication to the community that TNA¹s IMPACT WRESTLING is gaining ground across all platforms; we are thrilled that Bruce is bringing his knowledge in television production, writing and talent relations to TNA.”

Prior to joining TNA Entertainment, Prichard managed production of live domestic and international television programming for WWE Inc./Titan Sports where he also served as a writer and on air talent for the wrestling organization. Based in Houston, Texas, Prichard will oversee talent relations, talent scouting and development, as well as, overseeing the creative direction of the company.

“I am looking forward to working with the exemplary talent both in front of the camera and behind the scenes at TNA. There are some exciting new ventures in progress as we speak involving the tremendous roster of current TNA superstars, as well as, development for the TNA superstars of the future,” says Prichard. “We are expanding our roster and looking for new and adventurous additions to our television product. I welcome the challenge and am invigorated by the endless opportunities this company provides. Our fan base for our brand continues to grow and I am proud to be a part of it.”

About TNA WRESTLING
Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling is the world¹s most innovative experience in professional wrestling, airing in over 120 countries worldwide. TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held company headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. For more information on IMPACT WRESTLING, visit www.IMPACTWRESTLING.com

2012 - Marvin Lambert, who wrestled for Combat Zone Wrestling and IWA Mid-South, as well as other independent promotions as Brain Damage, passed away. We don't have much in the way of details other than it was self-inflicted, according to numerous people we've heard from.

Lambert was originally trained by Toby Klein and was from Cleveland, Ohio. He was a hell of a brawler and often competed in death matches. When he was in his best shape, there was something of a "Terminator" look to him and he came across like a beast you didn't want to mess with.

Lambert initially broke into the independent scene locally before branching out into Ian Rotten's IWA Mid-South. He moved onto CZW in 2005 and was in and out of the promotion until last year, holding the promotion's Iron Man and Ultraviolent Underground championships. In September 2007, he won the Tournament of Death - Fast Forward event.

Lambert showed a hell of a lot of promise as a talent and a personality, but then quietly disappeared from the scene. There were a lot of rumors that he was dealing with some personal issues but nothing concrete.

To the best of my knowledge, Lambert's last match was in July 2011, defeating Matt Tremont for CZW.

Our deepest condolences to Lambert's friends and family during this horrible time.

2012 - TNA broacast Impact Wrestling.  Stu Carapola filed the following TV report:

Welcome to PWInsider.com's live, ongoing coverage of Impact Wrestling!

The show starts with Aces & Eights walking right past security now that they have full access to the Impact Zone, and they come out through the crowd and stand in the middle of the ring as the Vice President comes up on the screen and says what a beautiful sight this is. He says that they have one man to thank, someone who is now a full member of Aces & Eights and a part of the brotherhood, and we know him as Devon. Devon comes out through the crowd in his Aces & Eights jacket, hugs all the members in the ring, and tells the fans to shut the hell up. The crowd chants "you sold out" at Devon, and he says that the men in the ring were the ones who have had his back since day one. They were the ones who were there for him when he was down and out, and the fans are the most no good, inbred pieces of crap he's ever seen. If the fans want to know why he did it, it's because he could. He thanks Aces & Eights for helping him stand in the ring testifying, and he thanks the man who organized the whole thing and patched him in. This is the group that will destroy TNA, and as the fans tell Devon that he sucks, he cuts to the chase and says he didn't forget when Bubba turned on him in this very ring and eventually put his son through a table, and payback is a biatch.

Before Devon gets any further, Bully Ray, Sting, Samoa Joe, Kurt Angle, Hernandez, James Storm, Ken Anderson, AJ Styles, Chavo Guerrero, and Garett Bischoff come out of the back. One of these men is not like the other. Sting says he's glad Aces & Eights made it into the Impact Zone, because he wants to introduuce them to the TNA roster. The TNA guys rush the ring and a huge brawl breaks out in the ring until Hulk Hogan's music hits and the successor to Ron Jeremy himself comes strolling down to the ring with baseball bat in hand. The TNA roster clears the ring as Hogan makes his entrance, and we go to commercial.

We're back, and Hogan says to do what we got to do. The TNA guys go after Aces & Eights, who backpedal to the locker room. Hogan says that it doesn't work like that, becase when Aces & Eights got full access to TNA, then they've got to fight. Sting says he wants to fight Devon right here tonight, Bubba also wants to fight him, but Devon says it ain't happening. Hogan says he's got a choice to make, becase if he wants to be here, he's got to fight Sting right here tonight. The crowd chants for Bully, who desperately wants the match, and Devon says he's got it, so Hogan tells him he better show up. Devon says Sting better show up or they'll find him in the parking lot, and Bubba points at Devon and makes his thoughts known. Bubba gives Hogan a real dirty look as the segment wraps up.

We go to a video package looking back at Bound For Glory, and see clips of Jeff Hardy defeating Austin Aries for the TNA World Title. Jeff Hardy will be holding a celebration right here tonight! Meanwhile, Aries is backstage saying it's such a surprise to see that Hardy's getting a celebration tonight, but no party wold be complete without the greatest man who ever lived. He'll even bring cookies.

Hogan is in his office telling Ken Anderson that Jeff Hardy is going to defend the title against one of four men: James "Storms" is already in, there's a three way match later tonight for the second spot, and he wants Anderson to have the third spot because he's been on the right track. Joseph Park walks in and Hogan asks him if he's okay, and Park says they need to talk, but wants to do it alone. Hogan miraculously remembers that the cameras are there and tells them to leave while he talks to Park.

TV Title Match: Samoa Joe vs Robbie E

Robbie T is, of course, at ringside. Joe runs Robbie over with a charging forearm as soon as the bell rings, then whips him to the corner and charges in with a back elbow, followed by a leaping enziguiri. Joe with the snapmare/chop/kick/kneedrop combo for 2. Joe with short jabs in the corner, Robbie throws a few weak shots back at Joe but does no damage, and Joe lays him right back out with a chop. Joe goes for the Muscle Buster, but Robbie T holds Joe's ankle from the outside and E kicks Joe off into the middle of the ring. Joe doesn't go down, and takes T out with a dive through the ropes. E tries to get the jump on him with a dive off the apron, but Joe kicks him in the ribs on the way down, then they go back inside where Joe flattens Robbie with the Muscle Buster before choking him out with the Kokina Clutch.

Winner: Samoa Joe

Robbie T runs in the ring and tries to go after Joe, but Joe sees him coming and ducks T's clothesline, then chokes him out with the Kokina Clutch as well. The crowd loves them some Samoa Joe.

Tara is backstage working out...by getting gorilla pressed by this Chippendales dude Tara is with. I have no idea who he is, but he says he's Jesse from Big Brother. They talk TMZ stuff I don't get, and Tara wants her some sugar...RIGHT NOW.

Unfortunately, she's going to have to wait to get the big one, because she's in our next match...

Knockouts Champion Tara vs ODB

ODB is yelling at Eric Young, who presumably is on the set of her TV show, telling him he better keep his ring on as she comes out to the ring. Tara jumps ODB on her way into the ring, but that backfires as ODB completely overpowers Tara before taking her ring off and sticking it in her pocket so it won't get broken while she roughs Tara up. ODB with a running powerslam, British Bulldog-style, then grabs her cell phone to make sure EY is still there before cramming Jesse's face into her boobs. She goes back to talking to EY, but Tara jumps her from behind and yells "that is MY MAN!" over and over while she drives forearms into the back of ODB's skull. Taryn Terrell forces the break, so Tara picks ODB up in a hangman's noose and then yanks her to the mat by the hair. She shoves Terrell out of the way as she continues dishing out punishment while yelling to Jesse that she's got her, and asks how her hair looks. Tara with another hangman's noose, then she goes to make out with Jesse, but now ODB is pissed. She takes a swig from her flask, runs Tara into Jesse, then hits the TKO for the win.

Winner: ODB

Brooke Tessmacher is standing at the top of the ramp smiling and applauding Tara's loss, waving at her as she slowly comes to in the arms of Jesse.

AJ Styles is backstage telling Kurt Angle that he likes teaming with him, but they both want to be the World Champion, so no disrespect, but he'll see him out in the ring. Angle watches AJ leave and says "Yes you will."

Aces & Eights are hanging around in the parking lot as Devon gets ready for tonight's main event.

While they're doing that, we go to a video package looking at this past weekend at Bound For Glory, as Chavo Guerrero Jr and Hernandez won the World Tag Team Title. Christopher Daniels says that when the rematch happens, they're going to kick the dog **** out of them because they're the only Tag Team Champions of the World.

Kid Kash & Gunner vs World Tag Team Champions Chavo Guerrero Jr & Hernandez

Gunner and Kash jump the champions before the bell, but Hernandez takes them both out with a double clothesline, then press slams Kash right in the middle of the ring. Chavo comes in and dropkicks Kash in the back of the neck, but a cover only gets 1 when Kash grabs the bottom rope. Hernandez comes back in and gets Kash in a bearhug, then pops him up into an overhead release suplex. Kash bites Hernandez in the face to slow him down, then Gunner tags in and unloads on Hernandez with forearms. Hernandez quickly recovers and takes Gunner out, then Chavo comes in with a slingshot senton for 2 on Gunner. Chavo winds up in the wrong part of town, and takes a 2-on-1 beating for several minutes before finally tagging out to Hernandez, who slingshots into the ring with a shoulderblock to Kash, then he takes both opponents out with clotheslines before pouncing Kash out of his boots. Chavo tags in and hits a flying bodypress for the win.

Winners: Chavo Gurerrero Jr & Hernandez

Jeff Hardy is backstage, and he's...WALKING!

Joseph Park is in Hogan's office with Sting, and he wants to get his hands on Aces & Eights. Bully Ray comes in and asks to speak to Hogan alone. Hogan says no because they're all on the same team, and he thanks Sting for letting him team with him, and sorry if he let him down. They do the pound and Sting says he wasn't let down, then Bubba says he knows his brother and wants to be the one to get answers out of Devon. Hogan says he's in the three way for the title shot at Jeff Hardy and he should worry about that and let Sting take care of Devon, and Bubba says Hogan needs to trust him more.

Another video package of Aries vs Hardy (or the same one maybe, I'm not sure), then we're off to the ring as Hardy (with new entrance music that's like a mix-up of the three different ones he's used so far) comes out for his celebration. Confetti falls as Hardy high fives and waves to the fans, and boy do I think this is going to piss Aries off. Hardy says he's chased this for over a year, and the fans have been there for him through thick and thin and he can't thank them enough. The fans give him a "thank you Hardy" chant (I assume they mean Jeff), and he says he can't wait to defend the title next week in the Impact Zone. Austin Aries' music hits and he comes out singing and asking Hardy where the women and the party favors are, and to leave it to the Greatest Man Who Ever Lived to make it a party. He's got a tray of cookies (starting a "we want cookies" chant) and a bunch of balloons, and he wants to give Hardy credit: he did what Bully Ray and Bobby Roode couldn't: he beat Austin Aries on PPV. To celebrate, he brought some gifts like the balloons (which he lets go) and some cookies, but Hardy says he doesn't eat cookies and smacks the tray out of his hand. Aries says that this is only the beginning of the battle, and they both know that, because all the pressure and all the stress is on his shoulders, and not everyone can handle that. He can invoke his rematch clause anytime he wants, and he tells the fans chanting for Hardy to shut up, but he's going to let Hardy crumble under the pressure because he's going to win back the World Title. He makes fun of the new belt Hardy's carrying around, and he says Hardy's even got his face on the title and it seems that he must be able to pull some strings around here. He thinks it's the spitting image of Hardy, so he spits on it. Hardy nails Aries and goes after him, but Aries quickly slides out of the ring and points at his head to say that he's getting in Hardy's head.

Daniels is backstage telling the Mystery Cameraman that he knows it looks like he's down and out, but the appletini is always half full. He's going to go out there and show Hogan what kind of man he is by beating AJ and Kurt, and then they can share one of these delicious drinks together.

#1 Contender Match: Christopher Daniels vs Kurt Angle vs AJ Styles

Daniels gets ping-ponged back and forth between Angle and AJ, and they gleefully double team him for a minute or so before they turn their attention to each other. Angle goes behind AJ with a waistlock, AJ tries unsuccessfully to hit a switch, and Angle drills him with a couple of right hands before coming off the ropes right into a dropkick from AJ. AJ rams shoulderblocks into Angle's ribs in the corner, but Daniels sneaks in and rams shoulderblocks into both of them. His run doesn't last long, as Angle takes him out with a clothesline before Angle and AJ turn their attention back to each other. Angle nearly backdrops AJ into the next time zone, gives Daniels a windmill backbreaker, and overhead release suplex for AJ, and a release German suplex for Daniels. AJ hits a Pelle Kick, Angle backdrops out of a Styles Clash androlls through into an anklelock on AJ. Daniels sneaks in and hits a palmstrike on Angle to break the hold, then rams Angle shoulder first into the ringpost before flattening AJ with an STO for 2. Daniels with a side Deathdrop for 2, then puts AJ in a COPS hold. Angle comes in and flattens Daniels with a clothesline, but AJ gets a second wind and tears into both men. A springboard forearm gets 2 on Angle, Daniels hits a Blue Thunder Driver on AJ for 2, Angle gets a t-bone suplex on Daniels, AJ with another Pelle Kick on Angle, and all three men are down. AJ rolls out to the apron and goes for another springboard move, but backdrops a charging Daniels to the floor and takes him out with an Asai moonsault. AJ seems to have hurt his knee on that one, but rolls Daniels back inside and climbs up on the apron. Angle rams Daniels into AJ and knocks him off the apron, then gets the Hacker Slam on Daniels and covers for 3.

Winner: Kurt Angle

AJ seems disappointed and Angle goes to shake his hand, but AJ just walks off while shaking his head.

Joey Ryan and Matt Morgan catch up with Hulk Hogan backstage, and Hogan says he's a fan of Ryan's work and says to turn the 87% and turn it into 97%. Hogan asks Morgan what his problem is and why he's been jumping people for months. Morgan says it's because Hogan told him he'd be a big star in his first promo in the company, but Hogan says he's been on Team Morgan since day one and fought for him in meetings with other members of TNA management even when they said he has no charisma. Morgan gets right up in Hogan's face and says he's going to take those criticisms and shove them right up Hogan's ass. Hogan watches him walk off and smiles.

We look back at Bound for Glory as Sting was inducted into the TNA Hall Of Fame, then we go to James Storm beating Bobby Roode in the blowoff to their year-long feud.

Speaking of Storm, he says that he was taught as a child that what goes around comes around. A year ago this very night, he became the World Champion, and at Bound For Glory, he and Roode kicked the crap out of each other. But for every ounce of blood he lost, he kept getting up for himself, his family, and his fans, and when he came back to TNA, he had a bucket list. #10 was to kick the crap out of Bobby Roode, #2 was to drink beer, and #1 was to win back the World Title, and next week, he's one of four guys who is in a match for the World Title, so...wait a minute, it's Bobby Roode, hobbling down to the ring and obviously still suffering the consequences of their match from this past weekend. Storm takes his jacket off as Roode gets into the ring to tell Storm that they made good on a promise: they both swore they would give everything they had at Bound For Glory. They kicked the crap out of each other, but when all was said and done, they had one of the bloodiest battles in the history of the wrestling business. Storm asks So Cal Val for a chair because it's a lot easier to kiss ass while you're sitting down. Roode says Storm should kiss his ass because it took him a year to beat Bobby Roode, but doing that brought him way up the pecking order, and he always needed Roode because he carried him. Storm became the champion because he let Storm have the opportunity, and despite his loss at Bound For Glory, Storm knows deep down that Bobby Roode will always be the better man. Storm says "nope" and superkicks Roode into next week, then stands over Roode's unconscious form and tells him that he's sorry about his damn luck.

Devon is backstage, and he's...PUMPING IRON! And Sting is...WALKING!

We see another clip from Sting's Hall of Fame induction, then it's main event time!

Devon vs Sting

Holy crap, Sting took his t-shirt off for this match! Devon jumps Sting as he gets into the ring, unloading with right hands and choking him in the corner. Devon with more hard right hands, but Sting connects with a clothesline and a flapjack, then kicks at Devon's legs. Devon dodges a Stinger Splash, but Sting quickly recovers and nails Devon with a right hand that knocks him silly before whipping him hard into the corner. Sting stomps on Devon's fingers and goes to the eyes, doesn't quite get Devon over with a clothesline, and covers by dumping him out to the floor as we go to commercial.

We're back and Devon has Sting in trouble, but Sting starts firing back on him, so he goes to the eyes. Devon chokes Sting on the middle rope and measures him before laying him out with a hard right hand. Devon continues working Sting over, hitting a diving headbutt for 2 before locking Sting down with a rear chinlock. Sting elbows his way out, but Devon connects with a flying back elbow before telling the crowd they're number one. Devon measures Sting and connects with another right hand, but misses a leaping headbutt off the second rope, and Sting begins to mount a comeback. Sting with a leaping clothesline and a Stinger Splash, then he hits the Scorpion Deathdrop and puts Sting in the Scorpion Deathlock, but devon manages to hold on until like seven guys from Aces & Eights run in to attack Sting.

Winner: Sting by DQ

Ken Anderson and Garett Bischoff run out, followed by the rest of the TNA guys who went after Aces & Eights at the beginning of the show. Bully Ray suddenly comes running out with a baseball bat, and Aces & Eights heads for the hill as we call it a week.

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

On Monday night, Cody Rhodes and Goldust had a chance to win the Tag Titles from Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. Despite the No Disqualification stipulation and Dean Ambrose at ringside, the brothers were able to defeat the Hounds of Justice thanks to a punch from Big Show. What is Show’s status with WWE? What will happen with the Tag Titles?

We are in Kansas City, Missouri and your announcers are John ‘Can we get BBQ Torito’ Layfield and Michael ‘Is it better to be a British Royal or a Kansas City Royal’ Cole.

Brad Maddox and Vickie Guerrero are in the ring. Vickie starts off with her usual Excuse Mes. She says that The Authority has squarely placed the responsibility on her to run a tight ship on Smackdown. Vickie says that she assures everyone that the debacle that occurred on Monday night will not be repeated here tonight. She says that she will have order.

She . . . WILL . . . HAVE . . . DISCIPLINE.

She has the General Manager of Raw with her.

Brad thanks Vickie and he says that his job is to ensure that a certain seven foot, 500 pound freak does not enter the arena to cause the same chaos that took place on Monday. Brad says that he has security stationed throughout the arena to make sure that he does not bother anyone.

Vickie says that she would like to express their sincere gratitude to Stephanie McMahon and Triple H to allow them to do what is best for business.

Brad thanks everyone for coming out to the show tonight and he hopes that everyone has a good time.

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

Daniel wants to let Brad and Vickie know that everyone is thrilled that they are here to do what is ‘Best for Business’. Daniel wants to be of assistance because what is best for business is for him to be the WWE Champion in 9 days . . . inside Hell in a Cell . . . with Shawn Michaels as guest referee.

Daniel says that because he is here to help, he wanted to give them a warning. There is a rumor that a big foot sasquatch like character is here. Somehow, he has gotten through the perimeter of their security . . . and he is here.

Big Show’s music plays and Vickie and Brad freak out. However, it was only a joke from Daniel.

Daniel says that Show is not here . . . yet. Daniel says that the new tag team champions are here.

Goldust and Cody Rhodes make their way to the ring.

Vickie says that she demands order and discipline. She says that justice will be served. Vickie says that these three renegades will face Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns tonight.

Vickie cackles and we go to commercial.

 

Match Number One: Miz and Kofi Kingston versus Erick Rowan and Luke Harper (with Bray Wyatt)

 

Rowan and Miz start things off and Rowan sends Miz into the corner but Miz with kicks and an Awesome Clothesline. Miz slides in and he tries for a sunset flip but Rowan picks him up. Rowan with a waist lock but Miz with an elbow and drop kick. Rowan is sent into Miz’ corner and Miz with a punch. Miz punches Rowan from the turnbuckles.

Kofi tags in and he connects with a boot to the arm from the turnbuckles. Rowan with a forearm to Kofi followed by a side head lock and he runs Kofi into the turnbuckles and Harper tags in. Harper with a forearm. Harper with an Irish whip and Kofi floats over. Kofi tries for a monkey flip but Harper stays on his feet.

Kofi with a drop toe hold that sends Harper into the ropes and then Kofi with a slingshot baseball slide followed by a slingshot lateral press for a near fall. Harper is dropped on the top rope and then Kofi goes for a springboard move but Harper with a boot and he gets a near fall.

Rowan tags in and he slams Kofi and then he punches Kofi in the corner. Rowan puts Kofi on the turnbuckles and he connects with forearms until he tags in Harper who connects with more forearms. Harper with a front face lock and he Gator Rolls Kofi before turning it into a reverse chin lock.

Harper with an Irish whip but Kofi with a pendulum kick and both men are down. Rowan goes after Kofi but Kofi drops down and Rowan goes to the floor. Rowan pulls Miz off the apron and he sends Miz into the ringside barrier when Kofi was inches from making the tag. Kofi avoids Harper for a moment but Harper with a lariat for the three count.

 

Winners: Luke Harper and Erick Rowan

 

After the match, Harper and Rowan get on the apron but Bray stops him. Bray says that he knows what Miz is feeling now. He says that it is okay to be afraid. He is the hammer that everyone fears, but she is the force that drives the nail. He tells Miz to enjoy his world as much as he can because they will take it all away. He tells Miz to Follow the Buzzards.

We go to commercial.

 

Match Number Two: Brie Bella (with Nikki Bella) versus AJ Lee (with Tamina Snuka) in a Non Title Match

 

Brie goes after AJ when the bell rings and AJ goes to the floor before Brie could get to her. AJ returns to the ring and then she runs to the floor on the other side. Tamina gets between AJ and Brie. Brie teases going back into the ring but she connects with a forearm to AJ.

Brie with a Thesz Press and she slams AJ’s head into the mat. Brie tries to keep AJ in the ring but AJ sends Brie’s injured arm into the ropes. AJ with an elbow to the injured arm. AJ with an arm bar and she turns it into a Fujiwara arm bar. Brie with a knee but she runs into a spinning heel kick from AJ.

AJ with a divorce court and then she skips around Brie. AJ sends Brie back to the mat and she gets a near fall. AJ wraps Brie’s arm in the ropes and then she applies a hammer lock. Brie drops down with a jawbreaker and Brie responds with flying clothesline. AJ with an Irish whip but Brie with a back elbow and then Brie hits a missile drop kick and she gets a near fall.

Brie with a running knee to the head and then she connects with another knee. Tamina tries to attack Nikki but Brie warns her and Tamina goes into the steps. AJ with a rollup but Brie rolls through and then hits the X Factor for the three count.

 

Winner: Brie Bella

 

We go to commercial.

 

Before our next match can be announced, Big Show makes his way through the crowd and into the ring. John wants Show arrested while Cole points out the wonderful job Brad Maddox did to keep him out of the building.

Big Show says hello to Kansas City. He says that he is probably going to get in trouble for what he is doing here, but he has an autographed ticket from Daniel Bryan. Show says that he is here to thank everyone. He has been going through some tough times but the overwhelming support means the world to him and his family.

Show says the support they have shown him is not falling on deaf ears. The Authority is not happy that people want Big Show to get his job back. Show says that they have all discovered here lately what is ‘Best for Business’.

Brad Maddox and Vickie Guerrero make their way to the ring and he wants to know how Show got in the building. Show calls them Hansel and Gretel. Vickie reminds Show that Vickie fired him.

Brad tells Show to get out.

Show tells Brad the worst thing you can say to a man who has lost everything is that, because now he has nothing to lose. Show knocks out Brad Maddox.

Show leaves the ring and goes back through the crowd.

The officials check on Brad while CM Punk walks in the back.

 

Match Number Three: CM Punk versus Big E Langston

 

Punk with a waist lock and Ryback powers out of the hold and he connects with an elbow. Ryback with a forearm but Punk with punches and a side head lock. Langston with a shoulder tackle and he blocks a hip toss. Langston misses a clothesline but Punk with a kick and a wrist lock. Langston backs Punk into the corner and Langston with an Irish whip and splash into the corner.

Langston with a knee lift and then he punches Punk in the abdomen. Punk with punches and chops followed by a forearm. Punk holds on to the ropes and Langston charges at him but Punk drops down and Langston goes to the floor. Punk with a pescado but Langston catches Punk and slams Punk onto the apron and then he sends Punk into the ringside barrier as we go to commercial.

We are back and Langston with a single leg crab as he continues to work on the back. We see footage from the commercial break when Langston connected with a body block. Punk gets to his feet but Langston sends Punk back to the mat with another single leg crab. Langston rocks back to add more pressure. Punk tries to get to the ropes and he succeeds.

Langston with a gutbuster to Punk followed by a rear chin lock and then he connects with a cross face and then he rubs his forearm across the eyes. Langston with another crossface and he tries for the splash but Punk gets his knees up.

Punk with a forearm and kicks. Punk with a leg lariat followed by a running double sledge. Punk tries for a swinging neck breaker but Langston avoids it. Langston sends Punk into the corner but Punk moves when Langston charges into the corner and Langston’s shoulder hits the ring post before he falls to the floor.

Punk with a suicide dive onto Langston and both men are down on the floor. Punk rolls Langston back into the ring and then Punk goes up top for a cross body and he gets a near fall. Punk with a running knee into the corner and he connects. Punk with a short arm clothesline and then he goes up top for the elbow drop and he connects but he can only get a two count.

Punk says that it is time for Langston to sleep and he picks up Langston but Langston gets to his feet and he connects with a body block and the big splash but Punk kicks out. The straps come down and it is time for the Big Ending but Punk gets off Langston’s shoulders and Punk with a round kick and the Go To Sleep for the three count.

 

Winner: CM Punk

 

After the match, Paul Heyman comes out to the stage with Curtis Axel and Ryback. He wants to be the first to congratulate CM Punk on a hard fought victory over an admittedly, decent, marginally talented, rookie, barely out of the NXT division named Big E Langston. Paul says that at Hell in a Cell, he will be facing a professional who can snap his neck like a twig. He will be facing an animal, a caged animal. His caged animal. Paul tells Punk that he wants no part of him because he beat Punk with both arms tied behind his back. Paul says that makes him . . . the Best in the World.

Punk tells Paul it does not make him the best in the world. It makes him a complete and total idiot. Paul has forgotten two things and they are two words. The first word is cell. The three of them will be locked inside and Paul will not be able to run, hide, or escape. As it relates to the caveman, he might like being called a caged animal, but he will put this animal to sleep.

The second word is ‘hell’. That is exactly what he is going to put the two of them through.

Paul says that in the immortal words of AC/DC, hell ain’t no bad place to be, and they will come to the ring to explain it to Punk . . . personally.

Heyman has Axel and Ryback follow him to the ring but Punk gets in a shot on Axel but Ryback hits Punk and they double team him on the floor. They send Punk into the ring and they prepare to double team him in the ring.

Big E Langston crawls into the ring and do we have a three-on-one situation . . . Langston with a lariat to Axel followed by a belly-to-belly suplex to Axel. Punk with a back heel kick and a knee to Ryback in the corner. Langston with a body block to Axel and Ryback is sent to the floor.

Langston wants to know who is the rookie now.

Alberto Del Rio walks through the back as we go to commercial.

We are back and Alberto Del Rio has a flag with him in the ring before Josh Mathews enters to ask him some questions. Josh asks Alberto about his match against John Cena, but first we have a video package.

Josh wants Alberto’s reaction. Alberto says that he was carrying the Mexican flag because he is Mexico’s greatest export. He is Mexico’s God’s Gift to Humanity. He says that everyone are just gringos. They have no passion or soul. They have no Mexican passion. The person representing the gringos is John Cena. He is the Ultimate Gringo.

Who does John Cena think he is to come back from surgery to face Alberto Del Rio? Alberto tells John that you have to start at the bottom. Is John going loco? John has been out of action for the last two months because he sprained his elbow?

John is going soft. He is not the man he used to be . . . except for your ego because it keep growing day by day. After you lose to Alberto Del Rio at Hell in a Cell, you will be just like all of these gringos . . . a nobody.

Alberto has one more thing to say. He asks John if he wants to know what is going to happen to his injured arm . . . watch this. Alberto attacks Josh Mathews and he applies the cross arm breaker.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we see what Big Show did to Brad Maddox tonight.

Zeb Colter has joined John and Michael at the announce table.

 

Match Number Four: Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger versus Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso

 

Jimmy and Cesaro start things off and Cesaro with a kick and European uppercut. Jimmy with a back elbow followed by a Bubba Bomb. Jey tags in and connects with a sliding clothesline for a near fall. Cesaro with a kick and Swagger makes the tag but Cesaro goes after Jey but Jey drops down and Cesaro goes to the floor. Swagger with a clothesline from the apron.

Swagger with knees in the corner. Swagger with a running knee into the corner and he tags in Cesaro who kicks Jey. Cesaro with a giant swing and then he tags in Swagger. Swagger with kicks to Jey followed by a belly-to-belly for a near fall. Swagger traps the arm and then he applies an arm bar.

Jey with punches but Jey with an elbow to Cesaro on the apron but when he tries to leap past Swagger, Jack catches him and runs him into the turnbuckles. Swagger with the Swagger Bomb and Cesaro tags in for the leap frog double stomp and he gets a near fall. Swagger tags back in and he punches Jey. Swagger with a top wrist lock.

Swagger with a knee to Jey and then he knocks Jimmy off the apron. Jey with a roll up for a near fall. Swagger with a belly-to-belly slam and . . .

Los Matadores come out to their music and they are accompanied by El Torito. Zeb Colter goes to the ramp to stop them from crossing the border to the ringside area. While this is happening, the action in the ring has stopped.

El Torito charges at Zeb and he hits a shoulder to the chest and then he hits a shot to the rear end.

Jimmy with a shoulder off the apron onto Cesaro while Jey gets a near fall with a rollup. Jey with a super kick and then he tags in Jimmy who hits the Superfly splash and he gets the three count.

 

Winners: Jimmy and Jey Uso

 

After the match, Fernando and Diego pick up Swagger for the springboard seated splash from El Torito.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at Shawn Michaels’ appearance on Raw.

Before our main event, Randy Orton comes out to the stage to address Daniel Bryan, who is already in the ring. Randy wants to know who Daniel thinks he is. Does Daniel think that he can really beat him? Randy says that Daniel is in way over his head with his pretty fiancé. He says that Daniel is in way over his head with his catchphrases. Daniel is in way over his head if he thinks he has a chance to beat him.

Now Shawn Michaels, a man he has had issues with for years, and the man who trained Daniel Bryan. Even with the odds in Daniel’s favor, he guarantees that he will once again become the WWE Champion and he will become the face of the WWE once again.

 

Match Number Six: Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust versus Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns

 

Goldust and Reigns start things off and Reigns with a kick and punch. Reigns with a forearm to the back followed by head butts and punches. Reigns kicks Goldust and then he tags in Ambrose. Ambrose with kicks and forearms. Rollins tags in and he punches Goldust. Reigns tags back in and he connects with a head butt to the midsection and then he Irish whips Goldust but Goldust with a back elbow from the turnbuckles.

Goldust with a reverse atomic drop and a kick to the head for a near fall. Cody tags in and he hits a springboard drop kick for a near fall. Cody takes care of Rollins and Ambrose but Reigns hits Cody from behind and then he sends Cody shoulder first into the post.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Ambrose runs Cody’s eyes across the top rope. Rollins tags back in and he hits a drop kick for a near fall. Rollins with a rear chin lock. Cody with a back slide for a near fall. Rollins with a kick to Cody to prevent him from making a tag. Rollins with a punch. Rollins chokes Cody in the ropes. Reigns tags in and he hits a splash while Rollins holds the arms and Reigns gets a near fall.

Reigns with a chin lock and he uses Cody’s arm for more pressure. Reigns with a back elbow for a near fall. Rollins tags back in and he kicks Cody until the referee warns him. Rollins suplexes Cody from the apron back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Reigns tags back in and he kicks Cody and he applies a rear chin lock.

Cody with elbows and a kick. Reigns charges at Cody and Cody moves, sending Reigns to the floor. Reigns cuts off Cody but Cody with a drop kick and both men are down. Rollins tags in and he drop kicks Goldust off the apron. Cody with a leaping knee and Ambrose and Bryan tag in. Bryan with a drop kick to Rollins in the corner followed by punches to Ambrose.

Bryan flips out of the corner on an Irish whip and even though Ambrose knows what is coming, he cannot avoid the flying clothesline from Bryan. Bryan with the running drop kick into the corner and then he puts Ambrose on the turnbuckles for a rana. Bryan gets a near fall. Goldust with an uppercut to Reigns and then he clotheslines him over the top rope to the floor. Rollins with an enzuigiri that sends Goldust to the floor.

Rhodes with Beautiful Disaster to Rollins. Ambrose kicks Cody to the floor. Ambrose and Bryan both try for cross body blocks and both men are down. Reigns sends Cody into the ringside barrier but Goldust punches Reigns. Reigns sends Goldust into the ring steps. Reigns sets for a shoulder on Goldust but Goldust moves and Reigns hits the ring steps.

Bryan with kicks of yes but Ambrose with a knee to Bryan. Bryan with a knee to the midsection followed by a snap butterfly suplex. Bryan goes up top but Ambrose stops Bryan. Ambrose sets for a butterfly superplex and he connects. Ambrose gets a near fall when Cody breaks up the cover. Rollins takes care of Cody. Cody sends Rollins over the top rope but Rollins tries for a sunset flip power bomb on the floor. Goldust is kicked by Rollins to stop him and then Reigns punches Cody. Rollins sends Cody into Goldust and both of them collide into the announce table.

Ambrose goes after Bryan but Bryan locks in the Yes Lock. Bryan sees Rollins enter the ring and Bryan releases the hold. Bryan with a forearm to Rollins and then he back drops Ambrose over the top rope onto Rollins. Bryan with a suicide dive onto Ambrose and Rollins. Bryan rolls Ambrose into the ring and Bryan with a flying knee for the three count.

 

Winners: Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust

2013 - Jac Sabboth's Impact Championship Wrestling ran the Queensborough Elks Lodge in Elmhurst, NY with what turned out to be their final live event.  Mike Johnson filed the following live report:

Welcome to live, ongoing coverage of Impact Championship Wrestling in Queens, NY!

Brian XL vs. Jigsaw

They went back and forth with some nice wrestling and faced off.  The crowd applauded.    They did some mat-based stuff early. Jigsaw worked over XL's leg and tried to turned him over for a submission.  He wasn't able to turn him so he wrapped his legs up in a submission on the mat, twisting them.  

They locked up again and Jigsaw turned XL into a Gori Guerrero Especial.    He backed XL in the corner and chopped him hard.  XL made a comeback and scored several two counts.  They battled to the floor, then back to the ring.  XL nailed a superkick for a two count.  He went for a reverse suplex but Jigsaw broke free and superkicked him, then suplexed XL over for a two count.

They went back and forth until XL nailed a sitdown package tombstone for the win!

Fun opener.

Adrenaline Express vs. Da Hit Squad

The Squad controls the match early.  Maff hits a dive to the outside, then holds them for Mack to hit a dive, which was a sight to behold.   They return to the ring, where the Express takes over on Maff with double team maneuvers.

The Express worked over Maff for a long time as Mack tried to rally the crowd.  They set him up for a double suplex but Maff reversed it and up and over they went.  Mack made the tag and worked over both with hard rights.  He nailed and overhead belly to belly on VSK.  Maff locked him in a figure four and Mack went to the top for a splash but slipped and fell into the ring.  He obviously hurt himself.

Maff grabbed VSK and killed him with a brutal Death Valley Driver for the pin.

Your winners, Da Hit Squad!

Mack was holding his shoulder and elbow but finally got up.  He took the ring mic and told the Express they were lucky.  The Express claimed they were the winners.  Mack said next time they are in the ring, they aren't going to get beat but knocked the f*** out. 

The Express returned to the ring and were attacked by another team, who were then introduced as the Dirty Ones.  They were managed by a woman named Alexa Rose.

Ricky Reyes vs. Apollyon (With Alexa Rose)

They did some spots early where Reyes tried to test Apollyon's power but was overpowered easily.  Apollyon picked him up for a big suplex, holding Reyes before slammed him down.

Apollyon continued working over Reyes  until he missed a charge in the corner.  Reyes dropkicked him as he was out in the corner.  They went to the floor, where Apollyon cut him off and knocked him to the floor.  Reyes took control back in the ring cinched in a deep armbar.  Apollyon kept working on the arm and chopped away at him, then peppered him with a series of forearms and kicks.

Apollyon cut him off and whipped Reyes into the opposite side, but was kicked.  Reyes kept trying to beat him down but was caught and slammed hard by the larger competitor.  Reyes fought back and caught him with an armbar.  Apollyon cut him off with a spinning kick.   Apollyon nailed a spinebuster but Reyes kicked out.

Reyes fired back with a series of kicks to the legs and finally toppled the big man.  Apollyon grabbed Reyes for a Fireman's Carry but Reyes slipped out and nailed a series of elbows.  Reyes went for a submission but Apollyon fought to his feet.  Reyes nailed a neckbreaker for a two count.

Apollyon rose to his feet.  Reyes fought against him but nothing effected him.  Apollyon avoided a knee strike and nailed a Bubba Slam for the pin.

Your winner, Apollyon!

Matt Striker & Little Guido & X-Pac vs. Justin Toxic & Dru Blood & KC Blade

Matt Striker said that last month, he wasn't himself but just like all of the fans, they all love wrestling.  He said that he wanted to ask someone in the back to be partner and asked the fans to chant ECW.  Out came Little Guido.    He then introduced X-Pac, who got a MASSIVE pop.   They may be the weirdest six man tag team ever.

Guido and Blood started out.  Guido nailed several chops and went for a Tomakaze but Blood escaped.  The veterans took turns tagging in and out and working over.  Striker held a delayed vertical suplex for a two count.

KC Blade tagged in and badmouthed Pac, who then tagged.  Blade acted like they were gonna have a test of strength, but instead mocked Pac.  Striker tagged back in and Blade kept cutting promos.  Striker finally grabbed him an armwringer and a side headlock.  Blade sent him into the ropes but was shoulderblocked down.  Striker called him an idiot and nailed him with a big right hand.

They did a deal where Striker got out of the way as Blade rebounded off the ropes so Blade kept going and ran out of gas, which made him easy pickings for a Striker boot to the face.  That was funny.

Toxic tagged in, as did Pac.   They took turns working over Toxic.  Toxic finally tricked Striker by getting him in position where Blade could clothesline him from behind,  The villains began triple teaming Striker as his partners tried to get in the ring and assist him, but were held back by the referee.

Striker finally comes out of the corner with a sunset flip on Blade for a two count.  He goes to make a tag but is cut off and dragged back into Blade's corner, where the beating continues.  Striker goes for a Famouser on Bloode but Toxic hit the ring.  Striker grabbed him and nailed a Uranage as he nailed the Famouser, which was cool.

He made the tag to X-Pac, who cleaned house on everyone.  He was left with Blade, who he clotheslined in the corner and nailed the Bronco Buster on.   Pac nailed the X-Factor and scored the pin.

Your winners, X-Pac, Matt Striker & Little Guido!

Grimm Reefer vs. Kai Katona

Katona has a cool old school Japanaese gimmick.  He was trained by Ricky Reyes.

They had a strong opening with some really good back and forth wrestling.  Katona was sent to the floor but kicked Reefer as he went for a dive, then slammed him hard in the outside.

They battled back in the ring, where Katona hit a flying clothesline and nailed several kicks.  He drilled Reefer in the corner with shoulderblocks.  Katona continued to work over Reefer, drilled him with a dropkick.

He continued nailing a series of kicks.  Reefer worked over Katona who cut him off and went to the top for a moonsault.  Reefer grabbed him in a crippler crossface.  Katona tapped out.

Your winner, Grimm Reefer!

ICW Tag Team champions Danny DeManto & Amazing Red vs. Young Bucks vs. Tony Nese & Trent Baretta

They did a lot of insane spots.  It was awesome.  Way too much for me to keep up with.The Bucks hit a double suoerkick on Nese,  Red came off the top with a missile dropkick then hit a twisting DDT on Baretta.

It led to a spot where everyone, including Red, superkicked DeManto.  The Bucks eliminated Baretta and Nese but were eliminated by Demanto and Red.

Your winners and still ICW Tag Team champions Danny Demanto & Amazing Red!

Demanto took the mic and said he would defend the belts anytime, anywhere.

Out came Matt Taven & Rhett Titus with Prince Nana.

Out came Matt Taven & Rhett Titus with Prince Nana.  They went back and forth on the mic and then had a match.

ICW Tag Team champions Danny Demanto & Amazing Red vs. Matt Taven & Rhett Titus

They had a quick match and the challengers won.

Your winners and new ICW Tag Team champions, Rhett Titus & Matt Taven!

Prince Nana said he feels bad for Red but they ended his problems but Red tried to grab him.   They stomped the hell out of Red.  Nana praised his team for winning and said it was all about them going forward in ICW.

Papadon vs. Jorge Santi

Papadon spent a lot of time ripping on the fans and had a personal ring announcer as well.  Papadon controlled Santi for a long time.  Santi made a comeback but was cut off.  Papadon went to the top for a flying headbutt but missed.

Santo makes a big comeback and nailed a spinebuster for a two count.     Papadon nailed a jawjack elbow off the ropes.  Papadon argued with the fans but was rolled up by Santi.   Santo went to the top but missed a moonsault.

Papadon drilled Santi with a piledriver and scored the pin.

Your winner, Papadon.

ICW champion Homicide vs. mystery opponent

Prince Nana came out and gave a big promo about how Homicide is world traveled but so is his opponent. Homicide is great but his opponent is greater. Out came Mike Mondo.

They did an old school feeling out process early. Homicide had control, so Mondo went to the floor to try and kill the momentum.

When he returned, Mondo began working him over on the mat and focusing on Homicide's shoulder. Homicide made a comeback and threw an exploder suplex. He nailed a lariat for a two count.

They went back and forth until Homicide went for the gringo killer. Mondo got out of it and then Homicide ducked a clothesline and came back with a lariat and scored the pin.

Your winner and still ICW champion Homicide!

Immediately, Prince Nana, Matt Taven, Rhett Titus and Mondo attacked Homicide and worked him over. Da Hit Squad hit the ring for the save. Mack's arm was all taped up with ice from his earlier fall.

Homicide took the mic and challenged them to a six man tag at the next show on 11/8. Mack then took the mic and said that the three of them and Low Ki carried ICW on their backs to build it, but if they are going to team, he needs to see "The Mega-Powers" shake hands.

Homicide and Maff, who had a long standing personal issue that pretty much led to the end of Maff's run in ROH and him leaving the business for some time, then shook hands and hugged. All three embraced and raised each other's arms.

Well, I certainly never expected to see that, which in a lot of ways was truly hell freezing over.

2014 - WWE ran Mexico City, Mexico.  Cesar Gonzales filed the following results:

Here are the results from Mexico City.

Big E and Kofi Kingston beat Luke Harper and Erick Rowan.

Sin Cara, who got a big pop, beat Fandango.

AJ Lee beat Paige to retain the Divas Championship.

Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter) beat Bo Dallas.

The Big Show beat Bray Wyatt.

Los Matadores (with El Torito) beat Titus O'Neil and Heath Slater.

Sheamus beat Cesaro to retain the U.S. Championship.

In the main event, John Cena beat Seth Rollins in a Street Fight.

2015 - Northeast Wrestling ran Waterbury, CT.  Nick Knowledge filed the following live report:

I attended the Northeast Wrestling (NEW) show, titled "Autumn Ambush", from Crosby High School in Waterbury, CT on 10/18. The promotion drew a near capacity crowd (I'd say there were well over 1,000 people there), made up mainly of grade school children. In fact, there was an entire school bus full of children that drove into the building's parking lot earlier in the afternoon. Most likely they were there early for the autograph session that included WWE Hall of Fame legends Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat & Booker T.

The show had a scheduled bell time of 7pm, but as indy promotions will often do, the show actually began around 7:30pm.

1. Ron Zombie/Mikey Webb/Bandido Jr. (substituting for Randy Shawn) b. Lukas Sharp/Chris & Anthony Battle when Zombie pinned one of the Battle Bros. (8:10) after a jumping DDT. This was a hot crowd from the start, mainly due to the energetic children in the crowd. Zombie is a local favorite & was easily over person in the match. Bandido Jr. has been on the rise for some time, obviously putting much needed time in the gym. I'd certainly say he was the workhorse of the match, hitting several nice highspots throughout.

2. Big Jym Anderson (with “Showtime ”Stevie Stamos) b. “All Good” Anthony Greene (2:30) after a choke-slam. This was essentially a squash match with Anderson playing a Mr. Hughes-type role.

Before the next match, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat came out to address the crowd & talked about how in November he will be celebrating his 40th anniversary in the wrestling business. Steamboat looked to be in fantastic shape & in great spirits as well.

4. Brian Anthony b. Bull Dredd (5:58) after punching him out with a chain. They had a ringside brawl before the bell rang that lasted about as long as the match did.

5. Monster BC (with Booker T) b. Warbeard Hanson (with “Showtime” Stevie Stamos) in 7:28 with a big splash off the ropes. The former Brodus Clay was scheduled to face TNA wrestler Robbie E., but for whatever reason was replaced by Hanson. There were never any explanations given by the ring announcer for the substitutions & changes made to the card.

5. Mark Shurman & Velvet Sky b. “Manscout” Jake Manning & Dan De Man in a mixed tag team match in 9:10 when Shurman pinned Dan after a spinebuster slam. This was originally scheduled to be a singles match between Shurman & Manning. A comedy match, especially with the antics of Manning, that the kids in the crowd really got a kick out of.

6. Jimmy Preston b. Cedric Alexander in 12:50 after a botched low blow spot & TKO. Alexander did a pretty good job of keeping the match interested. Preston seemed better on the mic than on the mat. He cut a decent prematch promo on the crowd mentioning how out of shape they were. He went on to point out that there was a guy in the crowd who had such a sunken chest that he could eat a bowl of cereal out of it. Since Preston is set to face Matt Taven for the NEW title at the next show on 11/1, I wasn't exactly surprised that he went over here on Alexander. I was just disappointed in how the finish came off.

7. Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff Hardy) b. Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) (17:21). They played pre-taped promos before & during the show from both teams. The Young Bucks, during the match & in the pretape, played the young upstart, cocky heels. On the flip side, Matt & Jeff Hardy were the confident, experienced faces, although Matt Hardy did show a tinge of his heel persona from ROH in the pretape promo. The Young Bucks didn't receive much of a reaction other than a smattering of boos. There was a small vocal group of Young Bucks fans, but they were drowned out by the majority of Hardy Boyz fans. Matt & Nick Jackson are tremendous heels & worked the crowd real well. They laid out Jeff Hardy outside the ring with chair shots & Matt Hardy had to fight from underneath.

Jeff in the meantime hid under the ring until his legs showed sticking out from underneath the ring. When the Young Bucks went to grab him, Jeff reappeared under the Willow gimmick & attacked both of the Jackson's with a chair. The Young Bucks eventually laid out Willow & Jeff later reappeared as himself again. The finish of the match saw both Hardy Boyz knocking Matt Jackson out of the ring & then hitting their Twist of Fate and Swanton Bomb combo for the winning pin on Nick Jackson. This sent the fans home happy with the Young Bucks vowing revenge.

Though the show didn't start until nearly 7:30pm, it ended at about 9:50pm, just before 10pm. I ended up purchasing the 8/2/14 show on DVD that featured the very first Hardy Boyz-Young Bucks match. I have to say I thought it was a nice touch that NEW sells their DVDs for only $10 each. Overall, it was a fun show in which I knew what to expect going into it.

2015 - WWE ran Monterrey, Mexico.  Julio Z filed the following report:

This was almost the same show as last night in Mexico City.

Ric Flair was the GM for the night.

The Miz beat Cesaro.

The New Day beat The Lucha Dragons, Prime Time Players and Los Matadores to retain the Tag Team Titles.

Sheamus beat Fandango.

Undertaker and Kane beat Luke Harper and Braun Strowman.

Team PCB beat Team BAD.

Chris Jericho beat King Barrett.

In the main event, Roman Reigns beat Bray Wyatt in a Street Fight.

2015 - WWE ran Abeline, Texas.  Jason James filed the following results:

In the opener, Kevin Owens retained the IC Title when he got DQ'd for an eye rake against Ryback.

After a dance off, R-Truth beat Heath Slater.

Neville beat Stardust.

Damien Sandow and Curtis Axel beat The Ascension.

Dolph Ziggler beat Rusev when Summer Rae distracted Rusev.

Natalya made Nikki Bella submit.

Dean Ambrose beat The Big Show.

John Cena beat Seth Rollins to retain his US Title.

 

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