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1960 - Hard Boiled Haggerty & Len Montana defeated Murder Inc. (Tiny Mills & Stan Kowalski) to win the AWA World Tag Team Title in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This ended Murder Inc.'s second run with the belt.
1972 - Antonio Inoki defeats Karl Gotch for the New Japan Real World Heavyweight Title in Tokyo, Japan. This would be one of two title changes (Gotch wins the belt back later in the month) for the belt, which pretty much existed solely for the purpose of the Gotch-Inoki matches.
1975 - Tosh Togo defeats Jose Miguel Perez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, to wint he WWC Puerto Rican Heavyweight Title, and ending Perez' third reign with the title.
1979 - Tatsumi Fujinami ends Ryuma Go's two-day reign as WWF Junior Heavyweight Champion by defeating him in Tokyo, Japan and regaining the title. Fujinami's second reign with the gold would end when he vacates the title and moves into the heavyweight division.
1981 - The NWA held a tournament to determine a new United States Champion. The previous champion, Wahoo McDaniel, was forced to vacate the title after being injured by Abdullah The Butcher. The tournament was held in Charlotte, North Carolina. Here are the results:
- Pat Patterson defeated Mike David.
- Ricky Steamboat defeated Nikolai Volkoff.
- Leroy Brown defeated Super Destroyer.
- Ivan Koloff defeated Ron Bass.
- Sgt. Slaughter defeated Johnny Weaver.
- Jay Youngblood defeated Steve Muslin.
- Jacques Goulet defeated Dusty Rhodes.
- Ole Anderson defeated Ron Ritchie.
- Ricky Steamboat defeated Pat Patterson.
- Leroy Brown defeated Ivan Koloff.
- Sgt. Slaughter defeated Jay Youngblood.
- Jacques Goulet vs. Ole Anderson went to a double countout.
- Ricky Steamboat defeated Leroy Brown.
- Sgt. Slaughter received a bye.
- Sgt. Slaughter defeated Ricky Steamboat.
1986 - The seventh edition of WWF's "Saturday Night's Main Event" aired on NBC, earning a 9.4 broadcast rating. The show featured five matches that were taped in Richfield, Ohio on September 13, 1986, including a highly anticipated Hulk Hogan vs. Paul Orndorff match. Here are the results:
- WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff via disqualification. Bobby Heenan was sent to the back early in the match after interfering several times. Adrian Adonis ran in from the crowd, causing the DQ. Roddy Piper, using a crutch due to a knee injury suffered at the hands of Adonis, came in and saved long-time rival Hogan. Piper hit Adonis with the crutch, giving him a legitimate separated shoulder. Piper and Hogan then had an uneasy staredown, with Hogan almost hitting Piper before Piper left the ring.
- Ricky Steamboat defeated Jake Roberts with a small package. After the match, Roberts went to put his snake on Steamboat, but Steamboat ran him off with his komodo dragon.
- Roddy Piper defeated The Iron Sheik. Due to Piper's injury, Pedro Morales was going to substitute for Piper, but Piper threatened to hit him with his crutch if Morales didn't get out of the ring. Morales left, and Sheik attacked Piper. Sheik went for a suplex, and Piper reversed it into a small package and held the tights for the pin in less than a minute.
- WWF World Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs defeated Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine in a three falls match.
* Valentine forced Dynamite Kid to submit to a figure four in the first fall.
* Dynamite pinned Valentine with a diving headbutt off of the back of Beefcake, who was being held in a fireman's carry by Davey Boy Smith, in the second fall.
* Smith pinned Beefcake with a cradle suplex in the third fall.
- Kamala defeated Lanny Poffo with a splash.
1991 - Eddie Gilbert defeats The Handsome Stranger (Marcus Bagwell) in a tournament final to win the Global Wrestling Federation Television Title in Dallas, Texas. The belt has been vacated in August when The Patriot won the Global North American Title, and was not allowed to hold both championships.
1983 - El Canek defeats Dos Caras to retain the UWA World Heavyweight Title in the main event of a show in Mexico City that draws over 28,000 fans.
1993 - Marcus Alexander Bagwell & 2 Cold Scorpio defeat The Nasty Boys to win the WCW World Tag Team Title in Columbus, Georgia.
1993 - Tim Horner defeats Juicy Johnny for the SMW "Beat The Champ" Television Title in Jellico, Tennessee, starting his second reign. The rules for the "Beat The Champ" title were that, after five successful title defenses, the belt would be vacated. On the same show, Chris Candido defeats Bobby Blaze for the SMW U.S. Junior Heavyweight Title.
1993 - A battle royal was held on Monday Night Raw to fill the vacant WWF Intercontinental Title (champion Shawn Michaels temporarily split with WWF over a contract dispute) with the rules being that the final two participants would meet in a singles match the following week for the title. Razor Ramon and Rick Martel were the co-winners, and would meet the following week, with Ramon winning the belt.
2006 - WWE premiered "The Marine" at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA. Mark Carpowich filed the following report:
I attended Tuesdays' world premiere of "The Marine" at the Camp Pendleton Marine base in San Diego. The superstars were supposed to start arriving at 5. I got there at 3, and there were already a couple-hundred people in line. Marines from the base were handing out T-shirts, dog tags, rubber wristbands and commemorative tickets.
At about 4, they moved everyone from a line on the side of the building to the red carpet area outside the theater. Todd Grisham talked briefly to the crowd around 4:30, and at about 5:10, the superstars started to show up. Most of them cut promos on a small stage set up at the foot of the red carpet. From there, they signed autographs and posed for pictures. All of the superstars were enormously accommodating and classy. Most looked kind of tired and were gracious enough to sign for pretty much everyone. Maria in particular was very enthusiastic and had a great, happy attitude.
For some reason, the base was advertising that Torrie Wilson and HBK would also be there. The press release from 20th Century Fox never mentioned them. Needless to say, they were not there.
HHH got a huge pop. Todd Grisham interviewed him on the stage, and HHH told him not to ask any stupid questions. Grisham almost immediately asked about H's role in "Blade 3" and asked if he'd rather play a vampire or a Marine. H said he told Grisham not to ask stupid questions. H then put over Cena, saying the evening was about John Cena and the movie, and if anyone had a problem with that, he had two words for them.
Coach was the only heel in attendance, but aside from some initial boos, no one gave him too much heat. Crowd absolutely loved Cena, who of course showed up last. Spoke briefly, then met the troops. Tons of wives and kids in attendance, who of course were ecstatic.
Overall, a great event. I was pleasantly surprised at how classy WWE was. Between giving away merchandise (which of course is advertising for the movie), the free movie, and very gracious wrestlers who did not disappoint the crowd, I was very impressed.
2007 - WWE announced that Michael Lake was hired as President of its WWE Films division. He would last until 2011.
2007 - TNA on SpikeTV officially expanded to a two hour format. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:
Tonight is a historic night for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as they start their third year on SpikeTV with their first regular two-hour episode. We are now less than two weeks away from Bound for Glory in Atlanta. What will happen between Kurt Angle and Sting as they get ready for their match for the TNA Heavyweight Title? Will Team 3D continue to wreak havoc on the roster and if they do, who are this week's victims going to be? What will happen in the main event when Triple X, Christian Cage, and A.J. Styles face LAX, Samoa Joe, and Junior Fatu? What will happen when Pacman Jones steps in the ring against Team 3D? Who will win the Gauntlet Match tonight? Who will be in that match? What will be the first segment in the two hour era? What will be the first match of the two hour era?
We start off with a new video package that talks about the five year history of TNA. It talks about growing and accomplishments. It talks about doubts and times when it might have been better to quit than carry own. TNA persevered through everything. This is a beginning and remembrance for all who wished, sacrificed, suffered, and believed.
We are live on tape from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Mike Tenay and Don West. Before our first match, we see the way that Judas Mesias debut inside the steel cage during the Abyss/Kurt Angle match. Then we see Rhino stand up to Judas Mesias
Match Number One: Black Reign versus Rhino
Rhino with a kick and side head lock followed by a shoulder tackle. Rhino blocks a hip toss and hits a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Rhino slams Black Reign's head into the turnbuckles and then Black Reign leaves the ring and goes to the floor. Rhino slams Black Reign's head into the apron and the guardrail. Rhino slams his head into the apron one more time before they return to the ring. Rhino with a snap mare followed by a leg drop for a two count. Black Reign with a kick but Rhino with a belly-to-belly suplex. Rhino sets up for the GORE but Black Reign moves out of the way. Black Reign punches Rhino and then he hits a leg drop into the ropes followed by punches. Black Reign sets up Rhino in the corner but then he has second thoughts and punches him. Black Reign hits a running stunner for a two count. Black Reign with a hard Irish whip and he gets a two count. Black Reign with a reverse chin lock. We cut to the back where Raven is watching from his giant chair. We go to commercial with Black Reign choking Rhino.
We are back and Black Reign tries for a suplex but Rhino blocks it and hits a suplex of his own. Rhino blocks a punch and connects with a series of punches to Black Reign. Rhino with a flying clothesline and running back elbow followed by an Irish whip and running shoulder into the corner. Rhino follows that with a belly-to-belly suplex. Rhino sets for the GORE but Raven has made his way to ringside as he hides against the far apron. Raven pulls Black Reign out of the way but Rhino pulls Raven onto the apron where Rhino punches him. Black Reign tries to hit Rhino from behind, but Rhino moves out of the way and Black Reign collides with Raven. Rhino with a rollup for the three count.
After the match, Raven comes into the ring and Rhino attacks Raven and has Raven down in the corner. Black Reign attacks Rhino from behind. Raven and Black Reign double team Rhino and then Raven gets Rhino on his knee as Black Reign goes up top.
Abyss' music plays and he comes to the ring as Raven and Black Reign turn their attention to the monster approaching the ring. Abyss punches both men and then Abyss with a back body drop to Black Reign. Rhino with an Irish whip to Raven followed by a running shoulder into the corner. Rhino kicks Raven out of the ring and they fight into the crowd. Abyss gives Black Reign a choke slam. James Mitchell enters the ring and he thinks he has Abyss Pearl Harbored but Abyss turns around and Mitchell falls to the mat. Abyss breaks Mitchell's cane over his knee. From out of nowhere, Havok comes from behind and hits Abyss in the back with the kendo stick. Abyss turns around and he gives Havok a Black Hole Slam. Abyss wants Mitchell and has him by the throat, but Black Reign hits Abyss in the head with his weapon. Black Reign prepares to use the spike on his weapon, but the lights go out and Sting's music plays. Sting clotheslines Black Reign. Abyss and Black Reign battle into the crowd.
Sting remains in the ring and Kurt Angle appears on the video screen. Angle is at a football field and he asks Sting if he is ready for some football. He says that he will be right back after a word from their sponsors because Spike needs to make its money. We go to commercial.
We are back and Sting is in the ring and Kurt Angle is in El Cajon, California. He says that he is reporting live on a smoggy California autumn day. He apologizes for not being in the Impact Zone tonight but he had some family business, specifically Sting's family. Angle wonders if this is where Sting's son Garrett plays all of his home football games. He says that he is sorry that Sting went all the way to Florida to beat him up tonight. Angle says that the difference between him and Sting is that if he had a son, he would never miss any of his football games. Angle says that he is going to cheer on Sting's son. Angle wonders if Sting's son is going to grow up to slap other people's wives like his father. Maybe he will ask him after the game. From the Impact Zone, Sting tells Angle not to lay a hand on his son. Angle says that all he is going to watch Sting's son. Sting leaves the ring.
We go to the interview area with Jeremy Borash. He says that they have exclusive Bound for Glory news and if you join TNA Mobile, you will get it after the show. Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt enter the interview area. Borash asks Lethal about his match with Christopher Daniels at Bound for Glory. Lethal talks about facing Daniels at the Grandmother of them all. Sonjay interrupts and he gets a hug from Borash before mentioning how Lethal is always talking about death. Dutt says that they need to talk about love. He tells Jay to get his hate out of his blood. Sonjay talks about a foundation that he has started and it is called Enough Ebola Already. Sonjay says it is about sharing. Sonjay puts Lethal's hat and sunglasses on Borash but the celebration is short lived as Team 3D enters and they attack Lethal and Dutt. Brother Ray uses Sonjay's tambourine against him while Devon punches Lethal. Ray hits Lethal with his X Division Title belt.
We return to the Impact Zone and we see Lethal and Dutt being brought into the Impact Zone by Team 3D. Lethal is sent down the Ramp of Heelish Impact and they do the same to Dutt. They move to ringside and then into the ring. Brother Devon Irish whips Lethal into Brother Ray who clotheslines Lethal. They throw Lethal out of the ring. Ray chops Dutt in the ring while Devon works over Lethal on the floor.
Shark Boy comes to the ring to try to help out Dutt and Lethal and he is wearing his neck brace. Ray backs away from Shark Boy but it is a trap to allow Devon to attack him from behind. Shark Boy gets a 3D for his troubles. Devon gives Dutt to Ray who is sitting on the turnbuckle and then he hits a sit out power bomb from the second turnbuckle on Dutt. Devon gets a table and Ray rolls Lethal into the ring. Devon sets up a table while Ray is on the mic. He tells Jim Cornette that Team 3D versus Team Pacman better be for the TNA Tag Team Titles because if it is not, this is what they are going to do to every tag team and wrestler in TNA. Team 3D gives Lethal a 3D through the table.
Crystal is in the back with Sting as Sting enters the production truck. Crystal tries to get Sting to think about what he is going to do but they are already in the truck. Sting wants to know why they would give Angle a live satellite feed. The man in the production truck says that he did not know what Angle was going to do with the live feed. Sting tells Keith that it is his son. Sting then yells at Keith about how he thinks it is all about the ratings. Sting tells Keith that he wants a set of headphones so he can talk to Angle. Keith tells him it will take a few minutes but Sting does not want to wait. We go to commercial.
We are back and Sting is still in the production truck and he got his headphones. Sting tries to talk to Kurt. Sting tells Kurt that he stepped over the line. Sting tells Kurt that if one hair is messed up on his son's head that he will do something that Angle will regret. Angle says that is the old sting that he is talking about, the one with the fire, the passion, and the emotion. Kurt wonders why he had to come all the way to California to get this Sting back. Angle wonders where Sting got the idea that he was going to touch Garrett. Angle points out that it is Sting who likes to slap other people family members. Angle brings up that Sting called the Police to have him arrested. Angle says that Sting is being naughty and he does not like it. Angle says that all he had to do was tell them that he was there to watch the football game and then he gave them an autograph. Angle says that he wants to get back to the football game.
Don and Mike talk about the situation between Angle and Sting. Then Mike talks about Team Pacman's first match since they won the TNA Tag Team Titles. Mike mentions the eight man main event. They also talk about how at Bound for Glory they will crown the first TNA Knockout Champion. Don talks about the special edition Playboy with Leticia on the cover. Don mentions that earlier today there were some issues between Leticia and Crystal during an interview with Robert Roode.
We go to Robert Roode with Traci Brooks and Crystal. Crystal points out that Roode called for this interview. Roode stops Crystal and tells her to shut up. He says that he has been waiting for a while to get interview time. Roode says that he is a brand and Robert Roode Incorporated is a multi-million dollar business. He went out and hired a marketing firm and PR firm. Roode says that he got his money from his grandfather, who left him a lot of money. Roode says that things are going to change in TNA. He says that he is sick of the same old people like Sting, Kurt Angle, and Samoa Joe. He is sick of guys who don't belong in the same ring with him like Kaz. Roode says that it is time for a change. Roode wants to know what Traci's problem is. Traci tells Bobby that he knows what her problem is and Roode corrects her about his name. Traci wants to know where they are. Roode says that they are in the same spot they were when he hired her last year. He says that he is the boss and she is the employee. Roode tells Traci that if she wants to leave she can quit. Roode says that he does not need her. Traci says that she needs this job because her mother is really sick. Roode makes sure that Traci wants the job and when she says that she does he tells her to do something because she hasn't done anything for him in the last twelve months. He tells Traci that she better win the Gauntlet Match at Bound for Glory because losers are not accepted in Robert Roode Incorporated. Roode ends the interview.
Roode and Brooks leave but Leticia enters the interview area and Crystal wonders who she is. Leticia points out that she is the backstage interviewer. Crystal asks for security to help her. Leticia points out that she posed for Playboy and now when she comes back, Crystal is sitting in her chair. Crystal tells Leticia "You snooze . . . you lose". Crystal asks Leticia if it was her and then she says that it is a shame that they could not use a better picture. Leticia and Crystal push each other. Leticia hits Crystal with the magazine in the arm and they are separated.
Before our next match, we see footage from last week of Roxxi Laveaux pinning Gail Kim to earn the number ten slot in the Women's Gauntlet Match at Bound for Glory.
Match Number Two: Jackie Moore with James Storm versus Gail Kim
Jackie with a kick to the midsection and then she slams Gail;s head into the turnbuckles. Jackie with an Irish whip but Gail floats over and hits an arm drag and a drop kick. Gail uses the turnbuckles for momentum on an arm drag. Storm grabs Gail's leg and distracts her but Gail kicks Storm's beer out of his hand. Jackie kicks Gail in the head. Gail is stretched in the ropes and while that happens Roxxi Laveaux comes to the ring with the Voodoo Kin Mafia. Jackie kicks Gail in the midsection again and punches Gail. Gail with forearms to Jackie but Jackie hits a tilt-a-whirl back breaker followed by a knee to the head. Christy Hemme comes to the ring and she is followed by Lance Hoyt and Jimmy Rave. Jackie slams Gail's face into the mat. Jackie with a butterfly suplex while we split screen and see Team Pacman and Team 3D getting ready for their match later tonight. Jackie gets a two count. Jackie with an Irish whip but she charges into an elbow and boot. Gail with clotheslines to Jackie followed by a flying clothesline. Gail with a knee drop to the head for a two count. Gail with a chop but Jackie with an Irish whip but she misses a charge. Gail with a kick followed by a Japanese neck breaker for a three count.
Winner: Gail Kim
After the match, Roxxi Laveaux attacks Gail from behind and then she connects with forearms. Gail fights back and hits a clothesline. Christy enters the ring but she gets a forearm from Gail. Roxxi and Jackie attack Gail and then Christy joins in the fun. Christy and Jackie Irish whip Gail into Roxxi but Gail avoids Roxxi and Gail leaves the ring. Jackie and Christy push each other and then the three women battle in the ring.
We cut to Jim Cornette's office and Jeremy Borash asks Cornette for his thoughts about Team 3D's demands to have their match tonight turned into a TNA Tag Title Match. Cornette says that he is sick and tired of hearing Team 3D whining and crying so if they want a title match against Team Pacman, then they have it. They better realize that what goes around comes around. Jeremy asks Cornette what he means and Cornette tells Borash to stick around for ten minutes.
Sting enters the office and he is not in a good mood. He gets in Cornette's face and wants to know what is going on with Kurt Angle and his son. Cornette says that he just found out about it and cannot give Sting any answers. Cornette says that he has been watching the monitor and he sees that Angle is back on. We go to commercial.
We are back and we are back in California. Angle does a Howard Cosell impression and then he tells Sting that his friend Larry will be walking with a slight limp for his entire life. Angle does the SportsCenter theme before we cut back to Jim Cornette's office. Cornette tells Sting that Angle is playing mind games with him and if Sting lets him, then Angle wins and Sting loses. Sting attacks Cornette's desk and says that he will kill Angle.
Before our next match we see the recent attacks by Team 3D in the ring on the Steiners, Motor City Machine Guns and Shark Boy.
Match Number Three: Team 3D of Brother Ray and Brother Devon versus Team Pacman of Ron Killings and Pacman Jones for the TNA Tag Team Titles
Killings and Devon start things off and Devon with a knee to Killings; midsection followed by forearms. Devon slams Killings' head into the turnbuckles followed by a punch. Devon with an Irish whip but Killings floats over and then does a split to avoid a clothesline from Devon and Killings follows up with a jumping leg lariat that sends Devon into the corner. Killings does a delayed head butt to Devon's lower midsection. Killings with a twisting flying forearm to Devon and then Killings kips up and then does a split before getting a near fall. Jones is tagged in and Ray wants the tag. Ray brings in a football with him. Ray tells Jones that they are not going to wrestle tonight, they are going to play football. Ray gives Jones the football and Ray gets down in a three point stance. Ray charges at Jones but Jones jumps over Ray. Ray says that Jones cheated and he takes the ball from Jones. Ray throws the ball to Jones and it bounces of Jones's chest since he makes no effort to catch it. Ray turns away from Jones and Jones throws the ball and hits Ray in the back. Ray charges at Jones but Jones moves out of the way and Killings punches Ray. Devon comes in and goes after Jones but he ducks down and Devon goes over the top rope to the floor. Jones tags in Killings who hits a missile drop kick. Jones holds Ray for Killings to hit a leg drop to the upper groin area. Killings signals that the kick was good and then Jones enters the ring to show Killings how to celebrate. Ray with a clothesline to Killings and then he goes outside the ring and gets a chair. The referee tries to talk Ray out of using the chair on Killings but Ray misses when he swings at Killings and then Killings hits a jumping leg lariat into the chair and it sends Ray down to the mat. Jones tags in and he grabs the chair but Ray begs for mercy. While Jones prepares to hit Ray with the chair, the Voodoo Kin Mafia comes to the ring and they pull Killings from the ring and attack him. The referee calls for the bell.
Winners: Team Pacman by disqualification
After the match, Jones chases the Voodoo Kin Mafia to the back with the chair. Devon rolls Killings into the ring and they hit a neck breaker and belly-to-back suplex combination on Killings.
The Steiner Brother's music plays and they come to the ring. Team 3D leave the ring.
We go back to El Cajon and are told that we will be seeing more from Kurt Angle. Angle tells a few of the people in the stands that number twenty-five is his son. We go to commercial.
We are back and Jeremy Borash finds Raven in the back. Jeremy says that it appears that Raven has thrown his hat back into the mix in TNA. Raven says that they say that Raven;s epitaph should read “For all his vaunted genius, he wasn't intelligent enough to not stay past the expiration date. He says that they say he is washed up but that is what they said about Funk in 1982 when he retired and again in 1985. By his fifth or sixth retirement, Funk came back and defeated him for the ECW World Title. Raven says that he learned a valuable lesson. That is to let the Joes and the Kurts and the Christians beat each other senseless and then swoop down like a vulture and pick their carcasses clean. He says that when he wants to get back in shape there are two people that he wants to wrestle. One is Rhino because he is crazy enough to want to GORE a shopping cart to kill him. The other is Abyss because Abyss is just barbaric enough to pull out his eyeball while Raven tries to dig his out. Raven suggests that each of them have a nice little match. Instead of being bound for glory, it will be bound for gory. Before Raven can finish quoting himself and saying nevermore, Abyss enters the scene and he grabs Raven and tells Raven to make it Monster's Ball and he tells Raven to bring Black Reign with him.
Match Number Four: Fight For the Right Match Preview Ten Man Gauntlet Match
The first two participants in the match are James Storm and Frankie Kazarian. Storm charges at Kazarian as the bell rings but Kazarian moves and he punches Storm. Kazarian with a shoulder tackle but Storm trips Kazarian. Storm with an enzuigiri and lungblower. Kazarian with a jawbreaker and kicks to the leg and a jumping spin kick. Kazarian tries to eliminate Storm but Storm skins the cat when Kazarian tries a baseball slide to kick Storm to the floor. Kazarian with a shoulder and then a slingshot DDT. The third man in is Robert Roode. Kazarian and Roode exchange punches but Roode gets the advantage. Kazarian blocks a kick from Roode and hits a leg sweep. Kazarian with a springboard corkscrew leg drop. Kazarian with a hesitation baseball slide in the corner. Roode hits a wheelbarrow slam on Kazarian and then punches him. The fourth man in the match is Petey Williams. Williams with a shoulder to Storm from the apron and then he hits the slingshot jawbreaker. Williams with the satellite side Russian leg sweep on Roode followed by a drop kick to Storm's back. Williams sets for the Canadian Destroyer on Roode but Storm tries for a super kick and Williams avoids it. Williams sets for it on Storm but Roode hits an uranage. Roode kicks and chokes Kazarian while Storm punches Williams. The fifth man in is Eric Young. Roode charges at Young while Young is still on the apron and Young with a shoulder tackle. Young slides under Roode and then he tries to eliminate Roode but Roode holds on to the ropes on the apron. Young sends Storm into Roode to try to eliminate Roode but Roode still holds on. Young slams Storm's head into the turnbuckle and then Young returns his focus to Roode. Roode with a jawbreaker to Young. Williams and Kaz work over Storm in the opposite corner.
The sixth man to enter the match is Jimmy Rave. Rave with a kick to Williams and then he sends Williams over the top rope but Williams lands on the apron. Kazarian punches Rave while Roode tries to eliminate Young. Rave hits From Dusk til Dawn but puts Kazarian in a Fujiwara arm bar instead. Williams with a drop kick to Rave's head. Young has Roode on the turnbuckle ready to be eliminated but Roode with a rake of the eyes. Williams with a back elbow to Rave. Williams kicks Storm and then Roode attacks Williams from behind and tries to eliminate him. The seventh man to enter is Chris Sabin. Sabin enters the ring and Rave puts Sabin in a full nelson. Storm charges at Sabin but Sabin and Rave hit a back body drop. Sabin with an arm drag to Rave and then he hits a tornado DDT on Roode that takes down Rave and Storm as well. Williams works over Rave while Sabin goes after Roode. Traci Brooks emerges from the Chute of Heelish Impact to watch the match. Williams sends Rave to the apron but he returns to the ring. The eighth person in is Alex Shelley. Rave charges at Shelley as Shelley gets on the apron but Shelley spits water in Rave's face. Shelley and Sabin double team Rave by running his groin along the top rope. Shelley hits a baseball slide and Sabin hits a hesitation drop kick while Rave is in the tree of woe. Williams sets for the Canadian Destroyer on Shelley but Sabin with an enzuigiri and then Shelley back body drops Williams out of the ring to eliminate him. Rave is sent to the apron by Shelley and then Shelley hits a stunner that staggers Rave. Sabin hits a running drop kick off Shelley's back to eliminate Rave. Roode misses a double clothesline on Shelley and Sabin and they work over Roode. Lance Hoyt is the ninth man into the match. Kazarian punches Shelley and Sabin but Hoyt gives Kazarian a choke slam and then he gives Roode a side slam. Young with a side head lock to Hoyt but Hoyt tosses Young out of the way. Hoyt tries for a choke slam on Shelley but Shelley avoids the hold with an elbow and Sabin follows that with a running knee to Hoyt's head. Shelley with a forearm to Hoyt and that staggers the big man. Shelley Irish whips Sabin at Hoyt but Hoyt drops down and Sabin goes over the top rope to the floor and is eliminated. Hoyt kicks and punches Roode. The final man into the match is Chris Harris. Hoyt wants Harris but Harris avoids a clothesline and Harris hits a flying clothesline of his own. Shelley with a back kick to Harris but Harris with a spinebuster to Shelley. Harris follows that with a full nelson slam to Roode. Harris throws Storm over the top rope but Storm lands on the apron. Hoyt with a flapjack to Harris and then Kazarian hits a springboard drop kick on Hoyt. Kazarian sees Traci at ringside and it distracts him. Roode with a knee to Kazarian's back but he goes through the ropes not over the top rope. Traci checks on Kazarian and Roode goes out and he yells at Traci. Roode punches Kazarian and then sends him into the guardrail. Roode Irish whips Kazarian into the ring steps. We go to commercial while Roode continues to yell at Traci.
We are back and we see that during the commercial Roode eliminated Chris Harris. Hoyt kicks Eric Young in the corner while Storm punches Shelley. Roode and Kazarian continue to battle. Shelley Irish whips Storm into the corner and hits a running back elbow. Shelley goes to the apron and hits a version of an enzuigiri on Storm. Shelley goes up top but Hoyt with a big boot that eliminates Shelley. Young with forearms to Hoyt but Hoyt with Young and Roode set up for a double choke slam. Roode and Young kick Hoyt and then they both eliminate Hoyt. Young and Roode remember that they don't like each other and Roode and Young exchange punches. Kazarian is Irish whipped but he slides under the ropes and then kisses Traci's hand before he returns to the ring. Kazarian with a clothesline to Roode that sends both of them over the top rope and Roode is eliminated while Kazarian holds on to the ropes. Kazarian kicks Storm to stay in but Storm responds with a super kick to eliminate Kazarian.
The final two men in this match are James Storm and Eric Young. Storm tries to punch Young but Young blocks the punches and responds with punches of his own. Young with a drop kick but Storm with a sleeper. Young escapes the hold but Storm puts Young back in the sleeper. Young uses the turnbuckles to get Storm over and gets the three count with a rollup.
Winner: Eric Young
After the match, Eric Young celebrates in the crowd with the fans.
Don West mentions that there is a development between A.J. Styles, Christian Cage, and Tomko. We go to some footage from earlier today. A.J. and Tomko are walking in the back as Crystal holds the mic for them. A.J. asks if they are going to have sushi in Japan. He asks about Korean barbecues in Japan. Christian interrupts the conversation and wants to know what A.J. is wearing. A.J. tells Christian that he is wearing a Tomko shirt but Christian does not appear to be impressed by A.J.'s attire. A.J. says that he is going to Japan. Christian asks Tomko why he is going to Japan and Tomko reminds Christian that as a champion, you have to defend your belt and he has a match in Tokyo. Christian tells Tomko to defend his title but A.J. is staying with him. Christian tells Tomko to bring back some chopsticks. We go to commercial.
We are back with a video package about the Ultimate X Match. They call it the most innovative match in wrestling today as we see highlights from the previous Ultimate X Matches. A.J. Styles says that you need to focus on what you want and go after it. Senshi says that that the Ultimate X is the ultimate test. Sonjay Dutt says that it is terrifying. Christopher Daniels says that you have to detach yourself away from thoughts of pain and terror. Chris Sabin says that you have to not be all there to compete in this match. Senshi says that Ultimate X is pure preparation from a mental, physical, and spiritual. You need to be completely prepared to be in the ring. Dutt says that it takes a man who is ready for all obstacles. Petey Williams says that Ultimate X will take years off your career.
We go back to California where Kurt Angle is talking to a cheerleader about Garrett Borden. She says that Garrett is an excellent player. Kurt tells the cheerleader that Garrett's father slapped his wife. Kurt tells Sting that the game is almost over and he will be the first person to congratulate him. He tells Sting that he will give him the congratulatory slap on the ass like they usually do after big games. Angle says that he will do it in private so he does not embarrass Garrett. Angle asks who likes being slapped because Karen did not like it. Kurt tells Sting that he will be able to witness everything.
Don and Mike talk about how Kurt Angle has been messing with Sting's mind and says that Angle is behaving like a stalker.
We go to a video package about the Christian Cage/Samoa Joe match. It talks about pride, accomplishing the impossible or denying the existence of the impossible, motivation, defending honor, and pride of your origin.
Match Number Five: Christian Cage, A.J. Styles, Christopher Daniels, and Senshi with Elix Skipper versus The Latin American Exchange of Homicide and Hernandez, Junior Fatu, and Samoa Joe
Hernandez and Daniels start things off but Senshi attacks Hernandez from behind and they double team Hernandez but Hernandez responds with a double shoulder tackle and clothesline to Daniels. Hernandez with a back body drop to Senshi and a forearm to Daniels. Homicide is tagged in. Hernandez catapults Daniels into a forearm as Daniels rests on Hernandez' knees for a senton from Homicide for a near fall. Homicide with a punch to Daniels and Junior Fatu tags in and he punches Daniels. Styles is tagged in and then Fatu gives Styles the finger. Styles with an eye poke and then Daniels and Styles punch Fatu. Styles tries for a sunset flip but Fatu does not go over. Styles gets out of the way before Fatu tries to drop down. Fatu grabs Styles by the throat and then he Irish whips Styles but Senshi and Daniels grab Styles. Fatu charges at Styles, but A.J. moves out of the way. Senshi and Daniels are not as lucky as Fatu knocks them off the apron. Fatu with a super kick to Styles and then Homicide hits a tope con hilo on Daniels and Senshi. Homicide punches Daniels and Senshi on the floor. Homicide with a sunset flip to Christian but the referee is out of position. Homicide goes up for the punches of ten but Styles tries to stop him. The referee gets to Styles before he can interfere. Styles takes the ref to another corner so Elix Skipper can interfere and drop Homicide on the top rope with a hot shot. Christian hits a missile drop kick from the second turnbuckle as we go to commercial.
We are back and Senshi has Homicide in a triangle choke. Styles knocks Hernandez off the apron to get the referee distracted to allow for double team work. Daniels with a jumping leg lariat to Homicide and then he tags in Senshi. Daniels gets Senshi up and drives Senshi down with a leg drop across Homicide's throat for a two count. Christian tags in and Homicide punches him but Christian with a back elbow for a two count. Christian with a reverse chin lock on Homicide as he tries to turn it into a camel clutch. Homicide gets to his feet and hits an electric chair drop. Homicide tries to make the tag but Christian pulls Homicide back to his corner. Styles is tagged in and he hits a phenomenal drop kick but he only gets a two count. Christian tags back in and Homicide hits a double DDT on Styles and Christian and all three men are down. Homicide tags in Joe and he punches Christian, Daniels, and Senshi. Joe follows that with a jumping kick to the back of Christian's head and a reverse atomic drop and Yakuza kick to Daniels. Joe tosses Senshi onto Daniels and then he hits a senton onto Daniels and Senshi. Joe hits a powerslam on Christian but Styles breaks up the cover. Everyone gets in the ring but Hernandez throws Styles out of the ring and goes after him. Fatu with a Samoan drop to Daniels. Joe and Fatu Irish whip Senshi into Daniels in the opposite corner. Joe with a suicide dive onto Christian. Fatu with a running butt splash on Senshi and Daniels. Daniels falls back into the corner and he gets a Stinkface from Fatu. Fatu tries to hit the Fatu Driver on Senshi but he tries to fight out of it and then Styles takes Fatu down with a springboard forearm. Styles kicks Fatu out of the ring. Styles sets for the Styles Clash on Homicide but Homicide back body drops Styles to the floor. Hernandez gets Senshi up for the Border Toss but Senshi gets out of the hold. Hernandez charges at Senshi but Senshi drops down and Hernandez goes over the top rope to the floor. Joe sends Senshi over the top rope. Christian with an eye poke and then Christian tries for the Unprettier but Joe counters and puts Christian in the Choke. Daniels breaks up the hold and he rakes Joe's eyes. Daniels with a palm thrust to Homicide on the turnbuckles and Daniels sets for a superplex but Hernandez comes from behind and gets Daniels on his shoulders; and Homicide with an Ace Cutter to Daniels. Senshi with a running drop kick that sends Homicide out of the ring. Hernandez with the overhead belly-to-belly throw to Senshi. Hernandez with a plancha onto Styles. Joe with slaps to Christian and he gets Christian set up for the muscle buster but Senshi makes a blind tag and Christian is able to get out of the hold. Christian with a reverse DDT and Senshi goes for the double stomp but Joe moves. Joe with a double clothesline to Senshi and Christian. Joe hip tosses Skipper into the ring and then Fatu hits the Fatu Driver on Skipper. Joe gets Christian set in the muscle buster but Senshi goes for the Tidal Crush on Joe but Joe moves out of the way and Senshi knocks Christian off the top turnbuckle to the floor. Joe hits the muscle buster on Senshi for the three count.
Winners: Samoa Joe, Homicide, Hernandez, and Junior Fatu
We go back to California and Kurt Angle is in the parking lot. Angle says that it has been a long day and his son had a great game. Angle says that Garrett is an incredible athlete like his dad, or like his dad ten years ago. Angle says that he wants to face the old Sting at Bound for Glory. He wants to face the Sting with the fire and the passion and would never quit. Angle says that the only way that he is going to get that Sting back is to do what he is going to do. Angle says that he is also still pissed off that Sting slapped his wife. Angle goes to Garrett and says that he wants to talk to him. Garrett says that this has nothing to do with him but Kurt tells him that it does have to do with him. Kurt tells Garrett that his father slapped his wife. Garrett pushes his car door into Angle and says that his father did not touch Kurt's wife. Garrett gets into the car but Angle grabs Garrett through the window. Angle pulls Garrett out of the car and tells Sting that he will leave the rest of it up to his imagination. We hear some scuffling as we go to credits.
2008 - Former WWF star and MMA legend Ken Shamrock was medically disqualified from his Elite XC fight against Kimbo Slice, a fight that was scheduled to be the main event of the CBS Saturday Night Fights special. On short notice, former K-1 & UFC fighter Seth Petruzelli stepped in to substitute and defeated Slice in just 14 seconds. The loss of Shamrock and Slice's rapid fashion loss to a substitute that agreed to the fight less than three hours earlier threw a major monkey wrench into Elite XC, which has been building their brand around Slice and were banking on a big rating for the lure of Shamrock vs. Slice. Comments made by Petruzelli afterward hinted at some shady doings, which led to the end of the CBS interest in ElieteXC and started a chain reaction that killed the company...all because Shamrock was DQ'd.
2009 - Although it first debuted in 1997, The Hell in A Cell PPV graduated into a full fledged PPV for the first time, broadcast from Newark, NJ. Buck Woodward filed the following PPV report:
Welcome to our coverage of WWE's Hell In A Cell PPV. We will be updating this page throughout the evening, so check back often for results from the show.
The Hell In A Cell PPV opened, as you would expect, with a video package focusing on the three cell matches on the show.
The events leading to CM Punk vs. The Undertaker was shown, then the Hell In A Cell was lowered. Then CM Punk entered, then Undertaker made his entrance. Yep, Undertaker is opening a PPV. Oh, and we're 15 minutes into the show, and a match hasn't started yet.
World Champion CM Punk vs. The Undertaker in a Hell In A Cell match.
Undertaker tried to back Punk in a corner at the start, but Punk threw some right hands. Undertaker begged him to throw more, and Punk ran out of the ring. Punk went back into the ring as Taker went out after him, but Undertaker pulled him out and started throwing him into the steel mesh walls of the Cell. Undertaker hit a body punch and headbutted Punk. Punk tried to fight back, but Taker rammed him into a support beam on the Cell. Punk got on the apron, but Undertaker kicked him off, into the Cell wall. Punk crawled under the ring and out the other side, then dropkicked the ringsteps into Undertaker's knees as he was coming around after him.
Punk stomped Undertaker's leg, and there were dueling chants for Undertaker and Punk. Punk went to pull Taker's leg into the ringpost, but Undertaker kicked him away. On the ring apron, Punk hit a jumping knee, then Punk went for a bulldog off the apron, but Taker threw him into the Cell wall. Undertaker, selling the leg, hit the ring apron legdrop with the good leg. Undertaker was slow getting back in the ring, and Punk kicked Taker back to the floor. Punk then dove out of the ring and hit a tope, sending Undertaker backwards into the steel mesh. In the ring, Punk traded shots with the Undertaker, then Undertaker went for Snake Eyes, but Punk floated over, only to be caught with a boot to the face. Undertaker scored a two count with a legdrop. Undertaker went for a chokeslam, but Punk kicked his leg out. Punk went for a GTS, but Taker slid out of it and scooped up Punk for a tombstone, but Punk floated out and kicked out Taker's bad leg.
Punk went under the ring and grabbed a chair, nailing Undertaker in the head with it. Punk scored a two count. Punk hit a running knee in the corner, but Undertaker grabbed him as he stood on the second rope and powerbombed him with the Last Ride for a two count. Undertaker went for the Old School rope walk, but Punk pulled him off and hit a knee to the gut for a two count. Punk covered him again for another two. Punk went for a running chairshot, but Undertaker kicked the chair into Punk's face. Undertaker hit a chokeslam, stumbled on his bad leg, and called for the tombstone. Undertaker hit it and scored the pin at the eleven minute mark.
Winner and new World Champion: The Undertaker.
Undertaker limped as he left the ring, but held up the World Title belt on the stage before leaving.
An ad for Breaking Point, emphasizing the Raw vs. Smackdown theme, was shown.
Intercontinental Champion John Morrison vs. Dolph Ziggler.
Ziggler took Morrison to the mat, and they traded hammerlocks, with Morrison cradling Ziggler for a two count. They went to the mat again, with Morrison grabbing a headlock and Ziggler rolling it into a pin attempt for two. Ziggler kicked Morrison in the gut and hit a right hand, then pulled him to the mat with a side mare. Ziggler hit a shoulderblock, and then the two ran the ropes, with Morrison hitting a dropkick after a leapfrog for two. Morrison slammed Ziggler and hit a handstand legdrop for a two count. Morrison applied a chinlock, but Ziggler got to his feet and hit Morrison in the neck. Ziggler applied a rear chinlock.
Ziggler switched to a side headlock, and kept Morrison on the mat. Morrison shoved it off and slid under Ziggler, tripping him to the mat. Morrison hit a springboard bodypress for a two count. Morrison hit a dropkick, then went for Starship Pain, but Ziggler rolled out of the way. Ziggler dropped an elbow for a two count, then hit a dropkick for another two. Ziggler applied a chinlock, then went into a reverse cravate. Morrison turned into it and punched Ziggler in the body to break free. Morrison slid under Ziggler and hit an uppercut, but then ran into a Ziggler powerslam for two.
Ziggler hit a rolling necksnap, then stomped him and yelled "New Champion" before choking him against the bottom rope. Ziggler kicked and punched Morrison, then rammed him head first into the mat by his hair. Ziggler slammed Morrison and got another two count. Ziggler hit a fireman's carry takedown and arrogantly yelled at Morrison to get up. Ziggler hit a second takedown and got a two count. Ziggler yelled at him to get up again. Ziggler went for a slam, but Morrison floated around him and hit a DDT.
They traded punches as they got up, with Morrison getting the better of it. Morrison hit a clothesline and a leg lariat, then hit a standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Morrison went for a suplex, but Ziggler floated over and rolled him up for a two count, but the referee saw Ziggler grab the ropes for leverage. As Ziggler argued, Morrison rolled him up for two. Ziggler went for a sunset flip, Morrison rolled through and went for a knee, but Ziggler ducked it. Ziggler hit a jawbreaker for a two count. Ziggler put Morrison on the middle rope for a superplex, but Morrison punched Ziggler to the mat. Morrison jumped off the top and Ziggler went to dropkick him, but Morrison grabbed the legs, landed on his feet, and gave Ziggler a catapult into the corner for a two count.
Morrison went for the Flying Chuck kick, but Ziggler ducked it and hit a German suplex for a two count. Ziggler hit a Rocker Dropper for a two, and then yelled in frustration. Ziggler charged Morrison and got kicked in the face. Morrison went for Starship Pain, but Ziggler got up, grabbed Morrison and gave him a reverse slam to the mat for another two. There was a slight "This is Awesome" chant. Ziggler went for the Zig Zag, but Morrison grabbed the top rope and Ziggler crashed to the mat. Morrison hit a running knee to the head, then Starship Pain for the pin at the sixteen minute mark.
Winner: John Morrison.
Josh Mathews interviewed Batista and Rey Mysterio, with Batista insisting on introducing Mysterio. Mathews talked to them about their 2005 tag team championship win, and trying to "recreate the magic" again. Mysterio said Batista is like his "big brother" and he was there for him. Mysterio talked about how Chris Jericho tried to take his mask and his pride, and tonight, he and Batista would take the tag titles from them. Batista said they would be the next Unified tag team champions.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were shown in a skybox. Michael Cole said the Turtles are 25. So, how are they still teenagers? A preview of their video game was shown (they're sponsoring the PPV, if you didn't know).
A sign in the crowd says "Where's my ECW Title match?"
Divas Champion Mickie James vs. Alicia Fox.
They locked up and Mickie took Alicia to the mat, but Fox got back to her feet still in the lock up before breaking off. They locked up again, and Fox grabbed an armwringer. Mickie cartwheeled out of it and swept Fox's leg for a one count. Mickie grabbed an arm wringer, and Fox went for a hiptoss, but Mickie blocked it and hit a monkey flip. Mickie snapmared Fox and dropkicked her in the face for a two count. Fox reversed a whip, but Mickie hit a kick to the gut and a neckbreaker. Mickie went to the second rope, but Fox grabbed her leg and pulled her to the mat and scored a two count. Fox applied a chinlock, then pulled her hair.
Mickie hit a few shots to the gut, but Fox hit a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Fox posed before covering for a two, then applied a bodyscissors. Fox hit some crossface shots and pulled her hair while keeping the hold on. Mickie elbowed out of it. Crowd is starting to chant "boring". Mickie hit some forearms, then a clothesline. Mickie hit a few more, then a rana out of the corner. The crowd is just quiet now. Mickie hit a Thesz press off the top rope, then went for a DDT, but Fox backed her in a corner. Fox pulled out a Northern Lights suplex with a bridge for a two count. Fox went for a ax kick, but Mickie avoided it and hit a nasty looking tornado DDT (nasty, as in Fox took it right on the top of her head) for the pin at the six minute mark. They replayed the DDT a few times, and Fox left the ring on her own, so I guess she is okay.
Winner: Mickie James.
Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show vs. Batista & Rey Mysterio.
Rey and Jericho started off, with Jericho punching Rey to the mat and headbutting him. Jericho kicked Rey on the mat and punched him again, but missed a clothesline and Rey delivered a bodyscissors into an armdrag, then gave Jericho a headscissors. Rey went for a 619, Jericho moved, and Rey hit him with a quebrada for a two count. Batista tagged in and hit a shoulderblock for a two count. Batista clotheslined Jericho in a corner and choked him with his boot. Batista hit some shoulderblocks in the corner, then Rey tagged in and Batista whipped Rey into a dropkick on the downed Jericho.
Rey hit a kick to the head of Jericho for a two count, then tagged in Batista, who hit Jericho's outstretched arm. Jericho kicked away a backdrop attempt, but Batista hit a back elbow and a vertical suplex for a two count. Rey tagged in and jumped off Batista's shoulders into a splash for a two count. Jericho crawled to his corner and tagged in Big Show. Mysterio opted not to make the tag. Big Show laughed. Mysterio hit some kicks to Show's leg, but Show picked up Rey by the head and headbutted him to the mat. Show stood on Rey's stomach, then hit a punch to the gut.
Show put Rey on the top rope and chopped him, sending Rey to the floor. Big Show pulled Rey back in by the mask, and Mysterio threw some shots, but Show kicked him right down. Jericho tagged in and walked around with his arm raised. Jericho went for Walls Of Jericho, but Mysterio grabbed the ropes, so Jericho catapulted him into the ropes instead and got a two count. Jericho applied a full nelson. Mysterio fought out and hit Jericho with an enzugiri. Jericho fell into 619 position. Rey went for it, but Jericho was playing possum and nailed Rey with a clothesline for two.
Jericho put Rey on the top rope for a back superplex, but then went for the mask instead. Mysterio elbowed Jericho to the mat, then hit a senton off the top onto the standing Jericho. Batista tagged in, knocked down Jericho, knocked Big Show off the apron, then hit Jericho with a sidewalk slam for a two count. Jericho went for a bodypress after Batista whipped him in the ropes, but Batista caught him and went for a slam. Jericho floated out of the slam, but Batista speared him. Batista threw Jericho into Big Show, who was coming in the ring, and Big Show fell back to the floor. Batista gave Jericho a spinebuster for two. Big Show grabbed Batista's leg from the floor. Batista broke free, and Jericho hit Batista with the Codebreaker for a two count.
Jericho tagged in Big Show, who stomped Batista and choked him with his boot. Big Show missed a legdrop, and Batista threw some punches. Big Show grabbed Batista by the throat and hit a chokeslam. Rey hit a springboard axhandle on Big Show's back to break up the cover. Jericho tagged in and pounded Batista on the mat. Jericho went for a Lionsault, but Batista moved out of the way. Big Show and Mysterio both tagged in. Mysterio savoided Big Show, going over, under and around him. Mysterio kicked a charging Batista in the face, then hit a springboard DDT for a two count. Big Show charged Mysterio, who ducked, and Big Show fell to the floor. Jericho went after Mysterio in the ring, and Rey tripped Jericho into the ropes. Mysterio went for a 619, and Jericho moved, but Rey hit Show, who was standing on the floor. Rey backdropped Jericho to the floor, but Show caught him. Batista, on the floor, speared Show and Jericho, taking them down.
Big Show crawled back into the ring, and Rey hit him with a springboard dropkick to the back. Rey gave Big Show the 619, but as he went to followup with a springboard, Big Show nailed him with a right hand to the head for the pin at the 14 minute mark.
Winners: Chris Jericho & Big Show.
The Hell In A Cell cage was lowered again.
The events leading to John Cena vs. Randy Orton were shown.
WWE Champion John Cena vs. Randy Orton in a Hell In A Cell match.
Cena hit two punches, and Randy Orton bailed to the floor and looked to be trying to find a way out. Cena chased after him, and as they got in the ring, Orton nailed him. Orton stomped him, but Cena got to his feet and teased an Attitude Adjustment, but Orton slipped out. Cena hit some shots, but Orton came back with a powerslam as Cena charged him. They traded punches, and both men got chants from the crowd. Cena hit a shoulderblock, but missed a second and crashed to the mat. Orton shoved Cena off the ring apron, and he crashed into the cage.
Orton went to the floor and stomped Cena, using the cage to elevate himself for each stomp. Orton then drove his knee into Cena's head, driving him face first into the cage. Orton went to ram Cena into the steal, but Cena blocked it and hit some punches. Cena picked up Orton and rammed him back first into the cage wall, then went to do it head first, but Orton floated over and rammed Cena into the cage. Orton rammed Cena into the ring steps, then stomped Cena's hand on the steps. With the steps in two pieces, Orton put Cena's head on the bottom half and stomped it.
Orton picked up the top half of the ring steps, acted like it was really heavy, and flung it into the ring. It bounced off the ropes and back out, and Orton caught it with no problem and shoved it back in. That was unintentionally funny. Orton set up the section in the ring, as Cena climbed on the apron. Orton went for the hanging DDT onto the steps, but Cena put his hands down on the steps to block it. Cena got his feet under him and backdropped Orton to the floor. Cena picked up the steps and threw it at Orton on the floor, but Orton ducked.
Back in the ring, Cena went for a whip, but Orton blocked it and hit the side backbreaker for a two count. Orton hit a kneedrop, then waited for Cena to stand up. Orton charged and Cena hit a boot to the face. Cena hit two shoulderblocks and a back suplex into a powerbomb. You know what's next. Cena did the "You Can't See Me" and hit the Five Knuckle Shuffle fistdrop. Cena went for the Attitude Adjustment, but Orton grabbed the top rope, pulled himself onto the apron and then yanked Cena throat first across the top rope. Cena rolled to the apron, and Orton got back in the ring and grabbed Cena. Orton hit the hanging DDT for a two count.
Orton measured Cena for the RKO, but Cena shoved it off and hit an Attitude Adjustment for a two count. Cena sat Orton on the top rope and set up for a second rope Attitude Adjustment, but Orton elbowed out of it, slid to the mat and gave Cena an Electric Chair for a two count. Cena rolled to the apron and Orton battered him with punches. Orton got on the middle rope and pulled Cena up, setting up for a superplex. Cena fought it off, knocking Orton to the mat. Cena went for a top rope Rocker Dropper, but Orton rolled out of the way and Cena crashed to the mat.
Orton went under the ring and pulled out a chair. Orton drove the chair into the back of Cena's neck. Orton turned Cena over and drove the chair into Cena's stomach. Cena kicked out at two. Orton put Cena's head on the folded chair and stomped it. Orton took forever to go for a kneedrop, and Cena moved out of the way, so Orton kneedropped the chair. Cena tripped Orton and applied the STF. Orton crawled to the ropes, but there are no breaks in a Cell match. Orton grabbed the apron and pulled himself out of the ring, breaking the hold. Cena grabbed Orton's leg and pulled him back in, but Orton turned and kicked Cena away. Cena fell into the referee, knocking him out of the ring. Cena grabbed Orton in the STF again, and Orton tapped, but the referee was on the floor.
Cena released the hold, went to the floor, and rolled the referee back into the ring. Cena revived the referee, then turned around and Orton hit Cena with an RKO for a two count. Orton got on the apron and tied Cena in the top and middle ropes. Orton pulled back Cena's head and applied a chinlock. The announcers said he was choking Cena out, but it as pretty obvious Orton's arm was on Cena's chin, not his throat. Orton released his hold, and the referee pulled the ropes, freeing Cena, who fell to the mat. Orton took a long time to decide what to do next, then set up for a punt. He went for the kick and missed it... er, hit it. Orton got the pin at the twenty-two minute mark. WWE had a tight angle on the kick, and the kick appeared to mis (which was obviously not the plan), but it was sold anyway. They actually replayed it from that angle, then showed it from another angle (which made the kick look better).
Winner and new WWE Champion: Randy Orton.
Orton walked off with the belt, and a woozy John Cena sat up in the ring, and then stared at Orton. Michael Cole claimed that Orton had a "weakened leg" so the punt didn't have the usual stretcher-ride results. Cena stood up in the ring, looking disappointed, while Orton stared at him from the aisle.
Josh Mathews interviewed R-Truth, and they showed clips of the brawls between the two. Yes, they announced the match on Saturday, but they did put together a video package for them. Truth said it was time for "the moment of truth" and that he had been disrespected by Drew McIntyre once too often. Some in the crowd were giving his promo the "What?" treatment.
R-Truth vs. Drew McIntyre.
R-Truth did his full entrance, then McIntyre came out. Drew grabbed a headlock at the bell, and took Truth to the mat. Truth broke out and hit a dropkick, then split under a McIntyre shot and hit a sidekick. Truth worked over McIntyre in the corner, but Drew fought back. The referee separated them, and McIntyre hit a kick and then pounded Truth with fists. Drew hit a clothesline for a two count, then applied a half-nelson with a chinlock. Some fans chanted "boring" at the action. Truth fought up and they collided on simultaneous bodypress attempts. They got to their feet and Truth hit an ax kick for a two count. Truth missed another kick attempt and McIntyre went for the double underhook DDT, but Truth pulled his legs out and rolled him up for a two count. Truth went to stand on the middle rope and punch McIntyre, but Drew got under him and slammed Truth to the mat. McIntyre hit Truth with a double underhook DDT for the pin at the five minute mark.
Winner: Drew McIntyre.
Backstage, Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes went up to Randy Orton and said they would celebrate tonight after their wins. Orton tried to put over the danger of Hell In A Cell. Rhodes & DiBiase said they were prepared for the Cell, knew they could beat DX, and Rhodes accused Orton of "sounding like his old man". Orton said Legacy should listen to him. DiBiase said Orton shouldn't underestimate them. Legacy walked off, and Orton stared at them.
United States Champion Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz vs. Jack Swagger.
The Miz came out first, with a mic, and talked about how he was going to win the U.S. Title, but unfortunately he had to do it in New Jersey. Jack Swagger came out second, then the champion. Kofi fought off both challengers at the bell. Kofi jumped on Swagger in a corner and then went back to Miz. Swagger nailed Kofi with a clothesline to the back of the head. Miz and Swagger stomped Kofi, and they hit him with a double back elbow. They pounded down Kofi, then hit a double suplex. Miz went for the cover, but Swagger pulled him off.
Miz and Swagger went back to work on Kofi, who kicked away a double backdrop attempt and tried to roll up Miz, but got beat down by Miz and Swagger again. Miz and Swagger whipped Kofi hard into the corner, and Miz told Swagger to whip him into Kofi for a clothesline. Instead, Miz kicked Swagger in the gut, whipped him into the ropes and hit a clothesline. Miz then clotheslined Kofi, hit hit Swagger with a top rope axhandle. Miz gave Kofi a neckbreaker for a two count. Miz went back and forth, kicking Swagger and Kofi. Kofi reversed a whip, but Miz backdropped Kofi to the apron. Kofi hit a shot, then went to the top rope. Miz met him there and they battled. Swagger got behind Miz for an Electric Chair, and Kofi dove off with a bodypress on Miz. They all went to the mat, and Kofi got two counts on both men.
Kofi and Swagger fought in a corner, then Swagger threw Kofi into Miz and followed with a belly to belly suplex. Miz broke up the cover. Swagger hit Miz with a shoulderblock and tied him to the Tree Of Woe. Swagger did some pushups and trash talked Miz. Swagger went to throw Kofi into Miz, but Kofi reversed it and Miz sat up, avoiding Swagger as he went into the corner. Kofi gave Miz a back superplex. Swagger went to break up the cover, with a reverse splash off the ropes, but Kofi moved and Swagger hit Miz. Kofi rolled up Swagger for two, then went for his legdrop, but Miz broke it up. Swagger got up and went to German suplex Miz, but Miz held the ropes to block it and Kofi hit Swagger with the Trouble In Paradise kick. Miz hit Kofi with the Skull Crushing Finale, but Kofi kicked up at two. Miz and Kofi went into a small package with Kofi on top, then Swagger went to break it up and rolled Miz on top by accident, but Kofi kicked out. Swagger gave Miz the gutwrench powerbomb, and Kofi hit Swagger with the Trouble In Paradise kick and got the pin at the seven minute mark.
Winner: Kofi Kingston.
A video package on the main event was shown. The Hell In A Cell was lowered again.
DX vs. Legacy in a Hell In A Cell match.
Legacy attacked DX in the aisle as they were making their entrance. They battled all around ringside, outside the Cell. Triple H threw DiBiase behind one of the announce tables, and DX double teamed Cody. Triple H hit Cody with a video monitor. Shawn Michaels cleared off the Smackdown table. DX suplexed Cody onto the Smackdown table. DiBiase got on the Raw table and jumped onto Triple H, then knocked down Michaels as well. DiBiase threw HHH into the crowd, then suplexed him back over the barricade and onto the floor. Michaels and Rhodes battled on the other side of the Cell, whipping Rhodes into the security wall.
Triple H and DiBiase ended up deep in the crowd fighting. Michaels and Rhodes fought in the crowd on the other side of the building. Michaels backdropped Cody back to ringside. Cody grabbed the chain used to lock the Cell shut and hit Michaels in the knee with it. DiBiase and HHH were fighting on the stage now, and Rhodes ran up the aisle and nailed HHH with the chain. Legacy gave Triple H a double DDT on the stage. Rhodes and DiBiase picked HHH up and Rhodes gave him Crossroads on the stage.
DiBiase and Rhodes went to ringside and attacked Michaels. They stretched Michaels' leg across the doorway and slammed the Cell door on it twice. Rhodes and DiBiase locked the Cell door shut, with them and Michaels inside. Triple H was still down on the stage. Michaels was thrown into the ring, and the bell rang after seven minutes of action.
Rhodes and DiBiase stomped Michaels and then let him get up. Michaels realized where Triple H was, and the fans chanted for HBK. Legacy mauled Michaels, with DiBiase laying him out with a kick to the head. Legacy went to work on Michaels' knee, slamming it into the mat and giving it shinbusters. Michaels hit an enzugiri on Rhodes, and avoided a DiBiase elbow, but Legacy went right back on the attack. Rhodes slammed Michaels leg into the ringpost, and gave him a catapult into the Cell wall. Triple H got to ringside, but couldn't get into the Cell. Michaels mounted a comeback by himself, hitting DiBiase with a superkick, but Rhodes took him back down. Rhodes hit Michaels with a chairshot to the back. Triple H tried to use a chair to break the lock on the chain, while DiBiase mocked him. Rhodes and DiBiase took turns powerbombing Michaels into the cage. Michaels crumbled to the floor, and Legacy yelled at Triple H "What are you going to do?" Triple H walked up the aisle and left.
Legacy pounded Michaels saying "Your partner has left you" and ramming him into the steel repeatedly. At one point, DiBiase picked up Michaels and went back and forth between the ringpost and the corner of the cage, ramming Michaels' back into it. They put Michaels back in the ring and continued to trash talk him. Michaels mounted another comeback with two punches, but DiBiase laid him out with a clothesline. DiBiase said "Let's finish this now" and Rhodes held up Michaels and put a chair in front of his face. DiBiase dropkicked the chair into Michaels. Legacy mocked the DX pose.
Legacy pulled Shawn Michaels in a corner and Rhodes applied the ringpost figure four leglock and DiBiase put on the Million Dollar Dream, the same moves they used to win last month. Triple H ran out with a bolt cutter. Back in the ring, DiBiase gave Michaels Dreamstreet into a chair. Not sure why they released the submission holds. Triple H got into the ring and cleaned house on both members of Legacy, including a spinebuster on a chair on Cody. Triple H went for a Pedigree on Rhodes, but DiBiase broke it up. Michaels backdropped DiBiase from the ring. A referee came out with a new chain to lock the door, but Triple H grabbed it and hit DiBiase with it.
Triple H gave DiBiase a Pedigree on the floor. DX threw DiBiase out of the Cell, then locked the door shut. The bolt cutters Triple H brought out were in the Cell with them. In the ring, Triple H gave Cody a spinebuster, then they put a chair around Cody's neck. Shawn Michaels gave Cody a top rope elbowdrop, closing the chair on his throat. Triple H pulled out a sledgehammer. DiBiase was up, but couldn't get in. Triple H hit Rhodes with the sledgehammer at the same time Michaels superkicked him. Michaels pinned Rhodes at the 26 minute mark (including the pre-match brawl).
DiBiase rushed in as the cage was raised, and Michaels hit him with a superkick as well. DX posed to end the show.
2010 - East Coast Lucha Libre, based out of Queens, NY debuted on national television on La Familia Cosmovision. The promotion would only last a handful of tapings, but feature Shark Boy, Super Parka and Damien 666, among others.
2010 - Steve Austin and Stacy Keibler both appeared on an episode of the NBC spy comedy "Chuck."
2010 - WWE broadcast Raw. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:
We are live from Wichita, Kansas and your announcers are Michael ‘Nerd Herd Reject’ Cole and Jerry ‘Happy 20th Anniversary Beverly Hills 90210’ Lawler.
We start off with Nexus walking to the ring and they appear to be missing someone. Wade takes the mic and he says that since they are in the ring, it means he beat John Cena last night. Before they bring out the newest member of the Nexus, there are a few issues he would like to address. First, he has identified the mystery assailants from last night. We go to the TitanTron and we find out that it was Michael McGillicutty and Husky Harris. Wade says that he did not ask either man to help him and they are not part of the Nexus. Wade says that his second issue is that since he needed no help to beat John Cena, why did the rest of the men in black shirts with yellow backgrounds come to the ring to almost cost him his match. He blames Otunga for that but it is about celebrating and inducting the newest member of the Nexus. Wade introduces the newest person to put on the Black and Gold as John Cena makes his way to the ring.
John forgot the meeting in orientation about the proper Nexus dress code.
Wade tells John that he knows it is tearing him apart inside, but he knows that John is a man of his word. John said that if he lost, he would become a full fledged member of Nexus. Wade tells John that he will find out that this is the best thing to happen to him.
Michael Tarver tells Cena that he put his hands on him and made jokes about him. He also threatened his livelihood. Tarver says that the joke is on him now. Tarver says that Cena failed. Tarver apologizes to Wade. Tarver says that they have a gift for him. He gives Cena the N arm band. Cena removes one of his CeNation arm bands and replaces it with the N Band.
Heath tells John that they know the transition will be difficult but they are here for them. Heath says that everyone wants to know his thoughts about all of this, instead of making him feel uncomfortable, they have written a few things for Cena to say.
Wade tells Cena that this is non-negotiable and that he will read it and he will read it now.
John says that I John Cena officially acknowledge that I am officially a member of the Nexus. Any enemy of the Nexus is now an enemy of mine. As for my fans, I hope you stand by me because the fact of the matter is that you are Nexus or Against Us.
Wade says that things will get easier. He tells Cena that he will have his first match as part of Nexus and it will be a tag match against Evan Bourne and Mark Henry. Wade says that he will let Cena choose his tag partner.
Cena walks to Tarver and he smiles in his face and points at Tarver. Wade says that it is official. Wade tells them to come out right now to receive the beating of their lives.
We see footage from last week when Bourne and Henry lost to Nexus in a tag match.
Match Number One: John Cena and Michael Tarver versus Evan Bourne and Mark Henry
Cena and Bourne start things off and he offers his hand to Bourne and Evan doesn’t know what to do. Bourne shakes his hand and Tarver yells at Cena for showing sportsmanship. Cena tags Tarver in to see the Nexus way. Tarver has something to say to Bourne and Tarver with a knee and forearm to the back. We go to commercial.
We are back and Mark Henry works over Michael Tarver while we see Cena on the apron. Henry works on the arm and Henry kicks Tarver. Henry kicks Tarver and then Bourne tags in and he hits a kick from the turnbuckles onto the arm for a near fall. Cena reaches for the tag and he doesn’t seem to have his heart in it. Bourne with a snap mare and kick to the back. Henry tags back in and Henry lets Tarver get to his corner but Cena turns his back on Tarver as Henry hits Tarver from behind. Henry with a front face lock that may be a choke. Tarver punches Henry but Henry with a double sledge to the back. Henry walks across Tarver’s chest and then he tags Bourne back in. Henry with a slam and Bourne with a standing moonsault for a near fall.
Bourne with a wrist lock but Tarver punches Bourne but Bourne with a kick. Tarver with an Irish whip and he runs into a boot. Tarver with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex and both men are down. Tarver goes for the tag but Cena gets something out of his pocket and he signs some autographs during the match.
Tarver yells at Cena and Henry tags back in and he hits the World’s Strongest Slam for the three count.
Winners: Evan Bourne and Mark Henry
After the match, Cena takes the mic and he says that he appreciates Nexus writing a note on his behalf, but he would like to make a statement of his own. He says that as the newest member of Nexus, he plans on doing one thing as a member of the group. Destroying it from within. Cena says that he proves that you can be Nexus and Against Us. Cena hits Tarver in the head with the mic and then he waits for Tarver to get up and Cena with a running clothesline. Cena rearranges the ring steps and then he looks at his Nexus arm band. Cena picks up Tarver and he slams Tarver on the ring steps. Cena picks up Tarver because the fans ask for it and he slams Tarver on the steps one more time. Cena sends Tarver back into the ring. Cena dives for the knee and he puts Tarver in the STF. Tarver miraculously does not tap because there is no match . . . until the General Messenger makes his presence known.
And Michael Cole quotes: The terms of the stipulation for his match with Wade Barrett that if he lost, he must join the Nexus. Nexus is clearly a group that takes direction from its leader Wade Barrett. As a member of the group, he must take direction from Wade Barrett. If he does not, as much as I would hate to do it. As much as it is bad for business. As much as the WWE Universe would despise it, I would have no alternative . . . but to terminate your WWE Contract. No one man, despite his popularity is bigger than the WWE. In other words, I will fire you.
Cena thinks about it in the ring for a little while before he exits the ring.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Natalya versus Alicia Fox
Alicia with a forearm but Natalya with an Irish whip. Alicia comes off the turnbuckles and Natalya catches her and tries for a running power slam but Alicia escapes the hold. Natalya drops Alicia on her head and she puts Alicia in the Sharpshooter and Alicia taps.
We go to commercial, but Johnny Knoxville will be here when we come back.
We are back and Did you Know that military get free tickets to WWE events.
Johnny Knoxville is with Gail Kim and Melina as they steal the Bella’s job. They give Johnny a high five. Zack Ryder is in the back and he comes over to Johnny and gets a ‘special’ high five.
John Cena is pacing in the hallway and Josh asks John how he is going to deal with the edict of the General Messenger. John says that this is all he has ever done and this is all that he has. Cena says that he can’t not be in the WWE. Cena runs into the dressing room because he sees Michael McGillicutty and Husky Harris in the hall. Wade says that he saw what John did to Tarver and he needs to talk. We see Husky and McGillicutty leave the dressing room as we go to commercial.
We are back and people in the band who gave us the theme from Hell in a Cell is in the crowd.
We go to the ring where the United States Champion is already in the ring for his match.
Match Number Three: Daniel Bryan versus Sheamus in a Non Title Match
Sheamus picks up Bryan and runs him into the corner and he kicks Bryan and connects with knees. Sheamus continues with the knees to the head and the referee stops the match.
Winner: Daniel Bryan by Disqualification
Sheamus with the Razor’s Edge on Bryan.
Edge is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Michael Cole cannot describe what we have seen so far. Cole is trying to figure out how Raw will continue with John Cena in Nexus.
Michael Cole is in the ring with the General Messenger 2010. He wants to make it clear that he will no longer be communicating with his voice altered. He will communicate via e-mail through the voice of the WWE, Michael Cole. Before we go further, let’s see what happened last week between Edge and the General Messenger.
Cole says that on behalf of the General Manager that act of defiance is unacceptable. Two things will happen. First, Edge will come out and apologize. Then he will make a huge announcement about the WWE Title. Cole tells Edge that the General Manager is waiting.
Edge says that he is not going to apologize for anything. In case you missed Smackdown or Hell in a Cell, Edge reminds us that he is on a personal campaign against stupid. A GM who communicates by e-mails is stupid. Edge says that Cole has been the epitome of stupid since 1997. He says that he would rather listen to a recording of Jim Ross. Edge says that when he becomes the WWE Champion, you will see some attitude.
And Cole quotes. Tonight we are going to determine the number one contender for the WWE Title. It will be in a 20 man battle royal. The winner gets to face Randy Orton at Bragging Rights. The General Messenger tells Edge that he has disrespected him one too many times so he won’t be in the battle royal, because Edge has been traded to Smackdown.
The fans want Edge to spear the GM. Edge says this is one of the greatest nights of his life. Now he doesn’t have to deal with the general manager and the worst catchphrase . . . ‘And I Quote’.
Cole says that since he is the official voice of the WWE, he wants Edge to show him some respect.
Edge asks if it is respectful if he went off Raw on a high note by spearing him off his perch.
Before Edge can do anything, Michael Cole’s mancrush and manservant come out and Miz says that Edge will do no such thing. He calls Cole a visionary because he saw Miz’s awesomeness before anyone else. Miz tells Cole to go to his announce desk. Edge tells the Edge wannabe to do it.
One word name . . . check. Coming to the ring in a trenchcoat . . . check. Winning Money in the Bank . . . check. Edge says that he used Awesome while Miz was popping zits in high school.
Miz says that they are nothing alike. Edge says that he has been WWE Champion. Edge says that he has been married, divorced, and had a live celebration. Edge tells Miz that he hasn’t seen Miz successful with a woman.
Riley says that Miz is the future of the WWE. He says that the Miz is awesome.
Edge says that Miz is awesome at tapping out to Daniel Bryan.
Miz says that either he will be winning the WWE Title at Bragging Rights or he will be leading Team Raw against Team Smackdown.
Edge wants to clarify something and he calls Miz the WWE’s biggest jackass. Edge punches Riley and then he sends Miz into the general manager. Edge waits for Riley to get up and he spears Riley. Miz with the Skull Crushing Finale to Edge.
Miz pulls Riley out of the ring and helps him to the back.
Cena is in the dressing room and he says that what Cena did to Tarver might have been clever, but he has been looking to get rid of Tarver for a while. Wade tells Cena that he needs to help him win the battle royal tonight. Cena wants to know what will happen if Cena wins. Otunga tells Cena that if Barrett doesn’t win, then he will help one of them win the battle royal. Barrett wants to make sure he heard Otunga clearly and Otunga stammers.
Barrett tells Cena that he will help him or he will be fired. We go to commercial.
We are back and Michelle and Layla are hooked for sound as they come to the ring.
Match Number Four: The Bellas versus Michelle McCool and Layla
Michelle starts off with Nikki and she kicks Nikki and Brie makes a blind tag and hits a drop kick. Brie with a flying forearm and she kicks Layla off the apron. Brie gets a near fall and Layla breaks it up. Layla kicks Brie and then Nikki changes place while the referee sends Layla to the apron. Michelle with a lazy cover and Nikki gets the three count.
Winners: The Bella Twins
Maryse is in the back with Johnny Knoxville. She says that she knows that Johnny has been sending the letters. Ted says that he knows it was Johnny. Ted walks into a high five. Maryse says that Johnny is dead and she throws her shoes at Johnny. Maryse freak out and then she get hit from behind by giant hand and fall on Ted. Johnny runs away as Cole calls this a trainwreck.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the WWE Rewind: R Truth and Eve wrestling Maryse and Ted DiBiase.
Cole and Lawler talk about Jackass 3D and we see a clip.
Johnny Knoxville comes to the ring and he says hello to the fans he is glad to be back on Raw. He talks about his new movie. Johnny tries to leave the ring before the Auto Tune Million Dollar Son to come to the ring and he is accompanied by Maryse.
Johnny apologizes to Ted. Ted asks Johnny if he knows who he is and what he can do. Johnny says that he tried to make Maryse laugh. Johnny asks Ted if he made her laugh the first time without his pants. Ted slaps Johnny and puts him in the Million Dollar Dream.
We see on the TitanTron ‘Now You Are Mine’. Goldust appears behind Ted and he gives Ted the Final Cut. Goldust says that he doesn’t want Ted, he doesn’t want Maryse either. Goldust wants the Million Dollar Belt.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is almost time for the twenty man battle royal to determine the number one contender.
First, we see the Make a Wish video package.
Cole mentions the trade involving Edge and the Cenafication of Nexus. We have some footage from earlier tonight.
Cena is still looking at his Nexus arm band and David Otunga comes over. He says that he knows that John is upset, but Nexus isn’t all bad. He says that Barrett can be a bit demanding, but he knows that they can make this work. David says that this isn’t the end. David tells John that if he ever wants to talk, he is there for him.
Cole says that there is someone else who will not be in this battle royal in addition to Edge. We go back to what Randy Orton did to Chris Jericho.
Match Number Five: Twenty Man Battle Royal featuring John Morrison, R Truth, Santino Marella, Vladimir Kozlov, Sheamus, John Cena, Heath Slater, Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Justin Gabriel, David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, Darren Young, Zack Ryder, Miz, William Regal, Ted DiBiase, Mark Henry, Primo
Everyone goes after Nexus but Evan Bourne is the first one eliminated after a pump kick from Sheamus. Sheamus eliminates David Hart Smith. Young kicks and punches Slater while William Regal is eliminated by John Cena. Santino gets punched by Miz. Morrison sends Gabriel to the apron but Gabriel with a forearm and he returns. Kidd goes after Slater. Sheamus tries to eliminate Primo while Miz eliminates Santino. Mark Henry presses Zack Ryder to the floor as he high fives the floor with his face. Henry eliminates Primo by press slamming him to the floor. Sheamus tries to eliminate Miz but Henry stops him. Slater punches Truth while Young goes after Sheamus.
Henry tries to press Barrett but Cena makes the save. Henry wants to know what the deal is and Henry is eliminated by the other members of Nexus. They yell at Cena about not helping him. Cena eliminates Otunga and Barrett yells at him. Cena and Barrett continue to argue while the match continues.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Sheamus works over R Truth while Morrison kicks Sheamus. Morrison with elbows to Barrett as he goes crazy on everyone. Sheamus and Barrett work over Morrison. We see footage of Vladimir Kozlov and Darren Young being eliminated during the commercial break.
DiBiase tries to eliminate Truth while Barrett has Morrison on the turnbuckles. Cena attacks Morrison and Ted goes after Barrett. Cena throws Ted off Barrett. Morrison punches Kidd and Kidd sends him into the turnbuckles. Cena punches Ted and sends him into the turnbuckles. Morrison and Truth go after Gabriel and Barrett while Sheamus tries to eliminate Slater. Morrison punches Kidd and then he goes after Sheamus and Slater. Morrison eliminates Slater with a clothesline. Gabriel with a kick to Morrison. Ted has Cena on the turnbuckles.
Truth and Morrison go after Barrett but Cena makes the save and he throws Morrison and Truth out of the way but not over the top rope. Kidd is sent to the apron but Morrison and Morrison with a springboard round kick to eliminate Kidd. Sheamus has Gabriel on the apron while Miz attacks Morrison. Miz with the Awesome Clothesline into the corner. Cena watches as he protects Barrett. Truth hits Miz from behind but Miz kicks Truth. Miz throws Morrison over the top rope but Morrison stays on the apron and then he uses a modified rana to eliminate Miz. Sheamus goes after Barrett while DiBiase goes after Cena. Gabriel wit ha boot to Morrison followed by a knee. Truth goes after Gabriel to help his tag team partner. DiBiase with a kick to Cena.
Cena goes after Sheamus to protect Barrett. Gabriel goes to the apron when Truth ducks. Truth with a kick to Gabriel that eliminates him. Truth gets back body dropped over the top rope to the floor by DiBiase. Barrett goes after DiBiase while Morrison goes after Ted and Barrett.
Barrett kicks Ted and throws him over the top rope. We are down to four with Sheamus, Morrison, Cena, and Barrett.
Sheamus and Morrison go after Cena and Barrett punches Morrison followed by a knee. Sheamus chokes Cena in the corner . . . fella. Morrison punches Barrett and then kicks him. Sheamus tries to eliminate Cena while Barrett his Morrison on the apron. Morrison with a kick to Barrett but he falls off the apron to get eliminated.
Cena with the two flying shoulder tackles followed by the Blue Thunder Bomb. Cena finishes off the Legendary Sequence with the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Sheamus with a uranage backbreaker to Cena. Sheamus goes for the pump kick but Cena misses and Cena knocks Sheamus off the apron to eliminate him.
We are down to the final two and it is Wade Barrett and his designated bodyguard. Barrett points to the bleachers to call his shot, or tell Cena to eliminate himself. Barrett tells him to go. Cena gets in Barrett’s face and then he has a change of heart and he walks to the ropes and he goes to the apron and jumps to the floor.
Winner: Wade Barrett
After the match, Randy Orton’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
They circle each other in the ring and Orton holds the title belt over his head as we go to credits.
2011 - Jeff Hardy checked into jail in North Carolina on 10/3 to serve the 10 day jail sentence that was part of the guilty plea he agreed to in order to settle his 2009 drug charges.