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2/1 THIS DAY IN HISTORY: THE VERY FIRST ECW PPV IS ANNOUNCED, THESZ ENDS KOWALSKI'S CLAIM OF BEING WORLD CHAMPION AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2013-02-01 08:00:00

February 1st

On this day in history in ....

1938 - Sandor Szabo defeats Cy Williams in San Francisco, California to win the San Francisco Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title, beginning his second reign.

1938 - Sandor Szabo defeats Pantaleon Manlapig in Salinas, California for the San Francisco Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title, beginning his seventh reign.

1950 - Bobby Managoff wins the Montreal World Heavyweight Title for the fourth time, ending Yvon Robert's 12th reign, in Montreal, Quebec.

1952 - Dennis Condrey is born in Florence, Alabama.

1952 - Ray Gunkel and Miguel Guzman defeat Ivan Kalmikoff and Duke Keomuka to win the NWA Texas Tag Team Title in Houston, Texas.

1956 - Mighty Ursus and Bob Wagner defeat Ken Kenneth and Lu Kim (Rube Wright) for the vacant Northwest Tag Team Title in Vancouver, British Columbia.

1961 - Mario Galento wins the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title for the fourth time, ending Pancho Villa's second reign in Mobile, Alabama.

1963 - NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz ends Killer Kowalski's claim to the title by defeating him in Houston, Texas. Kowalski was indeed recognized as champion in Texas, but not by the NWA. Kowalski had defeated Buddy Rogers in a three fall match on November 21 in Montreal, Quebec after only one fall, after Rogers' suffered a broken ankle. Thesz had defeated Rogers, who was still NWA champion, on January 24 in Toronto, Ontario, in the match which led to the founding of the World Wide Wrestling Federation. The win over Kowalski gave Thesz universal recognition as NWA World Heavyweight Champion.

1965 - The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) defeat Don Leo Jonathan and Gene Kiniski for the Vancouver NWA Canadian Tag Team Title in Vancouver, British Columbia, to begin their third reign.

1967 - Johnny Barend and Hans Mortier defeat Pampero Firpo and Neff Maivia for the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Title in Honolulu, Hawaii.

1968 - Bob Brown and Bob Geigel win their fourth NWA North American Tag Team Title in Kansas City, Kansas, by defeating Ron Etchison and Klondike Bill.

1969 - Stan Pulaski defeats Mike DiBiase to win the AWA Midwest Heavyweight Title in Omaha, Nebraska, ending DiBiase's third reign.

1970 - Luke Brown and Dutch Savage defeat Tarzan Baxter and Karl Karlson for the Tri-State NWA United States Tag Team Title in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

1972 - King Curtis Iaukea and Baron Mikel Scicluna defeat Karl Gotch and Rene Goulet to win the WWWF World Tag Team Title in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1973 - Bob Geigel and Rufus R. Jones defeat Roger Kirby and Harley Race in Kansas City, Kansas to win the NWA North American Tag Team Title.

1974 - Killer Karl Krupp and Kurt Von Steiger defeat Dutch Savage and Jimmy Snuka for the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title.

1980 - Tatsumi Fujinami defeats Steve Keirn in Sapporo, Japan for the NWA International Junior Heavyweight Title.

1980 - Ted DiBiase wins the Mid-South North American Heavyweight Title for the second time, defeating Mike George in Shreveport, Louisiana.

1980 - Jack and Ray Evans defeat Mando Guerrero and Al Madril to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Title.

1981 - Leroy Brown and Ernie Ladd defeat The Junkyard Dog and Killer Karl Kox for the Mid-South Tag Team Title in Lake Charles, Louisiana, beginning their second reign.

1981 - El Supremo defeats Franco Columbo to win the Mexican National Welterweight Title in Guadalajara, Mexico.

1987 - The WWF held an event at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario. The results were:
- Brad Rheingans pinned Iron Mike Sharpe.
- Tama pinned Jimmy Jack Funk.
- Sika pinned Haku.
- Dino Bravo pinned Lanny Poffo.
- Adrian Adonis pinned Dick Slater.
- The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff.
- Billy Jack Haynes and Hercules fought to a double-disqualification.
- Ricky Steamboat and George Steele defeated The Honky Tonk Man and WWF Intercontinental Champion Randy Savage, when Steamboat pinned Savage.

1988 - Max Pain (Daryl Peterson) and Gary Young defeat Manny Fernandez and Jeff Jarrett in a tournament final to become the first Championship (formerly Continental) Wrestling Association Tag Team Champiins in Memphis, Tennessee.

1991 - The WWF airs the fifth and final edition of The Main Event on NBC, earning a 6.7 rating. The show was taped on January 28 at the Macon Coliseum in Macon, Georgia. The results were:
- Hulk Hogan and Tugboat defeated Dino Bravo and Earthquake (with Jimmy Hart), when Hogan pinned Bravo. Later on in the show, it was announced that Hogan was #1 contender for the WWF Title and that he would get a title match at WrestleMania VII.
- Jim Duggan defeated WWF Champion Sgt. Slaughter (with Gen. Adnan) by disqualification, when Slaughter hit Duggan with a chair on the floor. Hulk Hogan tried to make the save but was attacked by Slaughter as well.
- The Legion of Doom (Animal and Hawk) defeated The Orient Express (Kato and Tanaka (with Mr. Fuji)), when Hawk pinned Kato after the Doomsday Device.

1992 - Ron Garvin defeats Carlos Colón for the WWC Universal Heavyweight Title in Caguas, Puerto Rico. This began Garvin's second reign and ended Colón's 13th.

1993 - The WWF aired the night's edition of Monday Night RAW live from New York City, New York's Manhattan Center. After the live show, the February 15 edition was taped as well. The event's results were:
- Jim Powers defeated Mike Bell in a dark match.
February 1:
- Tatanka pinned Damien Demento after a Samoan drop.
- High Energy (Owen Hart and Koko B. Ware) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Skull Von Krush (Big Vito), when Owen pinned Krush after a missile dropkick from Koko.
- Doink the Clown pinned Typhoon, after a shoulder block from the middle turnbuckle and grabbing the tights.
- Yokozuna (with Mr. Fuji) pinned Bobby DeVito with the Banzai Drop.
- Lex Luger (with Bobby Heenan), making his WWF in-ring debut, pinned Jason Knight after a running forearm.
February 15:
- The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated Glen Ruth and Bobby Who, when Scott pinned Who after Rick's bulldog of the top rope.
- Yokozuna (with Mr. Fuji) pinned Ross Greenberg with the Banzai Drop.
- Razor Ramon won a 16-man battle royal, after Giant Gonzalez (with Harvey Whippleman) interfered and threw out Tatanka and Tito Santana, the other remaining participants in the ring. The other participants were: Bob Backlund, The Berzerker, Damien Demento, Owen Hart, Kamala (with Slick), Kimchee, Iron Mike Sharpe, Skinner, Terry Taylor, Typhoon and Koko B. Ware.
- Brutus Beefcake defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Ted DiBiase (with Jimmy Hart) by disqualification, when Irwin R. Schyster hit Beefcake in the back with his briefcase while he was running the ropes.  This was Beefcake's first match back following terrible injuries suffered in a parasailing accident years before and was an angle to set up the return of Hulk Hogan for Wrestlemania 9.

1993 - The Moondogs (Splat and Spot) defeat The Harris Brothers (Ron and Don) in Memphis, Tennessee for the USWA Tag Team Title, ending the Harris' second reign.

1995 - Eddie Bruiser and Danny Christian defeat Beau James and The Hornet to win the Southern States Wrestling Tag Team Title in Duffield, Virginia.

1996 - Peter Collins and Marty Jones defeat The Liverpool Lads (Robbie Brookside and Doc Dean) to win the vacant British Tag Team Title in Bristol, England.

1997 - ECW held Crossing the Line Again at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   The show opened with an impassioned speech from Paul Heyman with the entire roster present, announcing that Barely Legal, the first ECW PPV would be held on 4/13, to be headlined by Sabu vs. Taz.  The results were:
- Louie Spicolli pinned Mike Awesome.
- Lance Storm pinned Balls Mahoney.
- Stevie Richards pinned Ricky Morton.
- Steve Williams pinned Axl Rotten.
- ECW World Heavyweight Champion Raven pinned Steve Williams to retain the title.
- The Sandman pinned D-Von Dudley with a legdrop off the top on top of a steel chair on D-Von's head. After the match, Joel Gertner got in the ring, announced D-Von as the winner, and was taken out by Sandman. Buh-Buh Ray and Spike Dudley ran in, with Buh-Buh Ray hitting Sandman with a chair. Spike tried to fight off Buh-Buh and D-Von, but was given the Dudley Death Drop, the first time the move was used. The Gangstas came out and tried to make the save, but they too got taken out.
- ECW Tag Team Champions The Eliminators (Kronus and Saturn) defeated Sabu and Rob Van Dam to retain the title, when Saturn pinned RVD after the Total Elimination.
- Terry Funk pinned Tommy Rich.
- Tommy Dreamer and The Pitbulls defeated The Triple Threat (Chris Candido, ECW World Television Champion Shane Douglas and Brian Lee).

1997 - Vance Nevada and E.Z. Ryder defeats Caveman Broda and Steve Stryker for the Canadian Wrestling Federation Tag Team Title.

1998 - Glenn Osbourne defeats Salvatore Sincere to win the Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Title in Baltimore, Maryland, ending Sincere's second reign. At the same show, The Bad Crew defeat Jimmy Jannetty and Rich Myers in a tournament final to win the vacant MEWF Tag Team Title, beginning their second reign.

2000 - The WWF tapes the February 3 edition of SmackDown! and the February 6 Sunday Night Heat at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
Sunday Night Heat:
- Too Cool (Grandmaster Sexay and Scotty 2 Hotty) defeated The Mean Street Posse (Joey Abs and Rodney (with Pete Gas)), when Grandmaster Sexay pinned Rodney after the Hip Hop Drop.
- Christian pinned Funaki after the Unprettier.
- The Big Bossman defeated WWF European Champion Val Venis by disqualification after The Acolytes interfered and attacked Bossman, being paid to do so by Albert.
- The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff) defeated The Headbangers (Mosh and Thrasher), when Jeff pinned Thrasher after the Swanton, following Matt's Twist of Fate.
- Albert pinned Viscera after a bicycle kick.
SmackDown!:
- The show opened with Cactus Jack and The Radicalz (Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn) coming to the ring, with Cactus saying that the Radicalz wanted to face the best wrestlers and perform for the fans in the WWF, and the reason they couldn't succeed in WCW was that they weren't old enough. Cactus then called for Triple H to come out and sign all their contracts, or they would all hold the show hostage. Triple H, along with Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley and the rest of D-Generation X came out and Triple H said all the men would have a chance at earning contracts by facing members of DX on the show. Triple H would face Benoit, X-Pac would take on Dean Malenko and The New Age Outlaws would face Guerrero and Saturn. Also during the show, Big Show showed Triple H footage proving that The Rock did not win the previous Sunday's Royal Rumble match, with Triple H giving Show a match against The Rock at No Way Out on February 27, with the WrestleMania 2000 WWF Title shot on the line.
- WWF Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho (with Chyna) defeated Gangrel (with Luna) by submission with the Walls of Jericho, after Chyna crotched Luna on the top rope when she tried to interfere.
- X-Pac (with Tori) pinned Dean Malenko after a low blow while Tori distracted the referee.
- Jacqueline pinned WWF Women's Champion Harvey Whippleman after a bodyslam and elbow drop to win the title, beginning her second reign.
- Kurt Angle defeated The Rock and Tazz in a Triple Threat match after both Angle and Tazz were both Rock Bottomed, but Rock was pulled out of the ring by Big Show, who then chokeslammed Rock on the floor.
- WWF Tag Team Champions The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn) defeated Eddie Guerrero and Perry Saturn, when Road Dogg pinned Guerrero after he suffered a legit injury, a dislocated elbow, which occurred when he frog splashed Gunn. This gave D-Generation X a victory in the best-of-three series with the Radicalz, and they were denied WWF contracts. However, Triple H said he would still face Benoit later.
- Al Snow and Steve Blackman defeated Crash and Hardcore Holly, when Snow pinned Hardcore.
- Rikishi (with Too Cool (Grandmaster Sexay and Scotty 2 Hotty)) defeated Big Show by disqualification when Show hit Rikishi with a chair. Too Cool attempted to make the save but Show fought them off. The Rock then ran in and hit Show with the chair, and gave him a Rock Bottom.
- WWF Champion Triple H (with Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley) pinned Chris Benoit after a low blow and Pedigree.

2000 - WCW taped the February 2 edition of Thunder at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, New York. The results were:
- Norman Smiley defeated The Demon.
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion Sid Vicious defeated Mike Rotunda in a submission match.
- In a WCW Cruiserweight Title Tournament match, Shannon Moore pinned Shane Helms.
- The Wall defeated Vampiro and Billy Kidman in a three-way match.
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion Sid Vicious defeated Rick Steiner in a hardcore match.
- Diamond Dallas Page pinned The Machine.
- Tank Abbott defeated Villanos IV and V in a handicap match.
- Crowbar and David Flair defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions The Mamalukes (Big Vito and Johnny the Bull) in a non-title match.

2001 - The WWF airs SmackDown! Xtreme, a special edition of SmackDown!, emphasized to compete in the ratings with that week's episode of Friends on NBC (January 31), and the premiere episode of Survivor: The Australian Outback (January 28) on CBS. The show was taped on January 30 at Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, and scored a 4.0 rating on UPN, which was actually down from the previous week's 4.9. The results were:
Dark matches:
- Scott Vick pinned Steve Bradley.
- B.J. Payne pinned Chad Collyer.
Sunday Night Heat, which aired on February 4 on MTV:
- WWF European Champion Test pinned Perry Saturn (with Terri) after a big boot.
- Hardcore Holly and Steve Blackman defeated The Right to Censor (Bull Buchanan and The Goodfather) in a hardcore match, when Holly pinned Goodfather after a dropkick.
- Albert pinned K-Kwik after the Baldo Bomb.
- Chris Benoit defeated Crash Holly (with Molly Holly) by submission with the Crippler Crossface.
SmackDown! Xtreme:
- WWF Tag Team Champions The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) defeated The Hardy Boyz (Jeff and Matt) in a Tables match to retain the title, after Bubba Ray powerbombed Jeff off the stage through two tables.
- WWF Women's Champion Ivory defeated Jacqueline and Lita in a Triple Threat match to retain the title, by pinning Jacqueline after Lita hit a moonsault on her but was thrown out of the ring before being able to make the cover.
- The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Faarooq) defeated Edge and Christian, when Faarooq pinned Edge after a spinebuster.
- WWF Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho pinned Tazz after the Lionsault to retain the title.
- Big Show pinned Billy Gunn after a chokeslam.
- The Undertaker and Kane defeated Rikishi and Haku in a First Blood match, when Undertaker hit Haku with a steel chair and Kane hit Rikishi in the head with the ring steps, busting them both open.
- WWF Champion Kurt Angle defeated The Rock and Triple H (with Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley) in a Triple Threat match to retain the title, by pinning Triple H after a low blow. Steve Austin, who was watching from ringside, counted the pinfall by slapping the hand of the unconscious Earl Hebner on the mat for three.

2001 - Mr. Black and Bull Buchanan defeat Jebediah Blackhawk and Trailer Park Trash for the OVW Southern Tag Team Title in Louisville, Kentucky.

2002 - The NWA East Women's Title changes three times in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Katerina Heiss lost the title to Stacy Hunter, ending her second reign. Then, Grace Devine defeated Hunter, and Devine lost the title back to Heiss, to begin her third reign.

2002 - Ulf Hermann and Drew McDonald defeat The New Breed (Ashe and Curve) for the Frontier Wrestling Alliance British Tag Team Title in Hoddesdon, England.

2002 - Kurt Krueger defeats Cuefa in a tournament final to win the vacant IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Title in Charlestown, Indiana. CM Punk had been stripped of the title for not defending, which ended his second reign. At that same event, Rollin' Hard and Mitch Page win the IWA Mid-South Tag Team Title, revived after over four years of inactivity, by defeating Todd Morton and Mitch Ryder in a tournament final.

2002 - The Flatliner defeats Karl Kramer to win the European Heavyweight Title in Exmouth, England. At the same event, Justin Starr wins the British Heavyweight Title, which had been relinquished by Robbie Brookside earlier in the night, by winning a battle royal. This began Starr's third reign.

2002 - Cory Diamond defeats Scotty Styles in Winnipeg, Manitoba to win his second Canadian Wrestling Federation Junior Heavyweight Title.

2003 - WWE held a RAW house show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. The results:
- Steven Richards pinned Spike Dudley after the Steven Kick.
- Sean O'Haire pinned Rico after the Prophecy.
- Rob Van Dam pinned D'Lo Brown after the Five-Star Frog Splash.
- Booker T pinned Christian after a scissors kick onto a chair.
- Scott Steiner pinned Batista after a powerbomb.
- WWE Women's Champion Victoria defeated Jacqueline and Molly Holly to retain the title, by pinning Jacqueline after Steven Richards interfered.
- Chris Jericho (with Christian) defeated Test, after Christian interfered.
- World Tag Team Champions William Regal and Lance Storm defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von), when Regal pinned Bubba Ray after hitting him with brass knuckles while Chief Morley had the referee distracted.
- Brock Lesnar defeated Team Angle (Kurt Angle, Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin) (subbing for World Heavyweight Champion Triple H) in a Gauntlet match. Lesnar pinned Benjamin after an F5, pinned Haas after an F5, and defeated Angle by disqualification after Haas and Benjamin interfered. Lesnar F5ed all three men after the match.

2003 - Jushin Liger and Takehiro Murahama defeat Black Buffalo and Tsubasa for the Osaka Pro Wrestling Tag Team Title in Osaka, Japan, ending their second reign.

2003 - Carly Colon wins his seventh WWC Universal Heavyweight Title in Humacao, Puerto Rico, defeating Chicky Starr.

2003 - Paparazzi wins the IWA World Junior Heavyweight Title for the second time, by defeating Diabólico in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

2003 - Matt Stryker defeats Chet Jablonski to win the Heartland Wrestling Association Heavyweight Title in Batavia, Ohio, beginning his second reign. Also, Rory Fox wins his third HWA Cruiserweight Title, by defeating The Hussla.

2003 - Big Lenny defeats Sheik Abdul Hassan in Altoona, Pennsylvania to win the Keystone Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Title, beginning his second reign.

2004 - Minoru Suzuki and Yoshihiro Takayama defeat Osamu Nishimura and Hiroyoshi Tenzan for the IWGP World Tag Team Title in Sapporo, Japan.

2004 - Three titles change hands, two in one match, at a AAA event in Zapopan, Mexico. Mini Abismo Negro defeats Mascarita Sagrada 2000 for the Mexican National Mini-Estrella (Mini-Star) Title, beginning his second reign. Also, Lady Apache defeats Tiffany to win both the Mexican National Women's Title and the AAA Reina de Reinas (Queen of Queens) Title. This began Apache's second Mexican National title reign and ended Tiffany's second.

2004 - Hi69 defeats Tomoya Adachi to win the Wrestling Marvelous Future Junior Heavyweight Title in Chiba, Japan, then lost the title to GENTARO.

2005 - Train (formerly A-Train in WWE) defeats Peter Goodman for the Impact Zone Wrestling Heavyweight Title in Tempe, Arizona. At the same event, Lil' Nate defeats G.Q. Gallo to win the IZW Western States Title.

2007 - Deep South Wrestling held an event in McDonough, Georgia at the DSW Arena. The results were:
- Heath Miller defeated Johnny Curtis.
- Henry Godwinn and Ray Gordy defeated Robert Anthony and Bob Hopkins.
- Keith Samson Walker defeated Brian Cage.
- Ryan O'Reilly defeated Jason Jones.
- Frankie Coverdale defeated Kofi Nahaje Kingston.
- Team Elite (Mike Knox and Derrick Neikirk) defeated The Headliners (Shawn Schulz and Chris Thomas).
- The Freakin' Deacon and G-Rilla defeated The Samoan Fight Club (Afa, Jr. and Sonny Siaki).
- Deep South Heavyweight Champion Vito defeated Bradley Jay to retain the title.

2008 - TNA broadcast Impact.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We are one week closer to Against All Odds where Christian Cage will get another chance to win the TNA Heavyweight Title from Kurt Angle in a battle between the two men who have been holding the strings for their puppet A.J. Styles. Tonight, Tomko will get a chance to face Kurt Angle but his tag team partner will be the referee in the match. What is next for Awesome Kong as she prepares for ODB at the pay per view? What will Kong say in her first TNA interview? Will it be revealed that Kong is the daughter of James Mitchell and Sapphire? Since Samoa Joe threw away a title match at Destination X for more money, what will happen when Joe signs his contract? Will Traci Brooks and Payton Banks have another confrontation tonight? What is next for the masked man from off the coast of Texas? Will we hear any more from the participants in the ‘We might have an X Division after this pay per view match’.

We start off with a video package talking about how Tomko came into the company as a sidekick, but now he is one of the top guys in the company. We see the issues that have evolved between Tomko and his tag team partner because of A.J.’s decision to join Kurt Angle. Tonight, Kurt Angle will face Tomko.

A.J. Styles is in Angle’s dressing room and he says that it does not make any sense for A.J. Kurt reminds A.J. that he is the boss. A.J. points out that he was a World Champion. Angle says that A.J. was champion when they were a starter company. A.J. points out that he was a three time champion. Angle tells A.J. that he better not help Tomko tonight.

We are live on tape from Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Mike ‘TNA not in HD’ Tenay

Team 3D and the TNA X Division Champion Johnny Devine come to the ring. Ray gets on the mic and he points out that at Against All Odds, Jay Lethal and the Machine Guns will face the greatest tag team as well as the greatest hardcore wrestlers ever. From New York to Philadelphia, all over the world. Ray says that if they were taking this seriously, because if they were, they would not be making jokes about him and Devon. Ray points out that Devon is 305 pounds.

They are interrupted by the Motor City Machine Guns and Jay Lethal portraying Ray, Devon, and Devine. Shelley makes reference to playing bingo on their tables. Sabin portrays Devine and wonders why he is with them. ShelleyRay has DevonLethal talk and then they are attacked by Ray and Devon.

The wrestlers come into the Impact Zone and Ray continues to hit Shelley in the leg with the kendo stick. Lethal is sent into the ring post by Devon. Ray then sends Shelley into the ring steps. Sabin is in the ring and Ray enters and there are some chairs. Ray hits Sabin in the head with a steel chair. Devine gets some tables from under the ring. Ray punches Lethal. Shelley is hit in the head with the kendo stick. Devine hits Lethal with the kendo stick and then Ray power bombs Shelley through a table. Devon power bombs Sabin through another table. Ray hits Lethal with a steel chair.

Ray gets on the mic and he says that they are just little boys in a man’s world. Ray says that they know that they are little boys because they were little boys also. In ECW, they were little boys but they were forced to be men. Those men turned into hardcore heroes. Then they went to the WWE and those heroes became legends. Now they are in TNA and those legends have become gods. Ray says that if God was a heel, he would be in Team 3D. Ray tells all three of them not to show up at Against All Odds as he hits Sabin, Shelley, and Lethal with the kendo stick. We go to commercial.

We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of what Team 3D did to Jay Lethal, Chris Sabin, and Alex Shelley.

Don and Mike are at the announce table amidst the ballyhoo. They talk about what we just saw.

We go to Crystal in the back with Scott Steiner and Petey Mini Steiner Williams. Scott says that now that Jim Cornette said that the X Division was about who was the best; he is fine with being a contender for the X Division title. Crystal explains the stipulation for the X Division title at Against All Odds. Steiner asks Petey if he heard about this stipulation. Petey says that it is now Scott’s problem, not his.

Match Number One: Jimmy Rave and Lance Hoyt with Lance Hoyt versus Petey Williams and Scott Steiner
Petey wants to start off and then he poses and Scott leaves the ring. Rave starts off for his team and he starts off with an arm bar but Williams reverses and kicks Rave. Williams with a spinning heel kick and then he poses. Williams sends Rave to the apron and then he stops Hoyt from interfering. Williams rolls through on a sunset flip attempt but Williams with a drop kick and then he does sit ups and avoids an elbow from Hoyt. Williams with an elbow drop and push ups. Williams sends Rave into Hoyt in the corner and then hits a rana on Hoyt. Williams with a camel clutch and Steiner continues to get frustrated with Williams stealing his moves. Hoyt attacks Williams from behind and he tags in. Hoyt with a big boot to Williams and then it is time to party on. Hoyt with a face plant to Williams and then Rave is tagged in and gets a near fall. Rave with a snap mare and boot to the head. Williams punches Rave in the midsection. Williams with a snap swinging neck breaker and both men are down. Steiner is tagged in and he clotheslines Rave and Hoyt. Steiner with a back body drop to Rave followed by a clothesline to Hoyt and then it is time for the big boy flex elbow drop and push ups. Steiner with a belly-to-belly suplex to Rave from the turnbuckles. Steiner with an overhead belly-to-belly to Hoyt. Williams with a slingshot gutbuster. Williams sets for the Canadian Destroyer but Petey sees Steiner with both cases. Steiner hits Williams with one of the cases and then Steiner walks up the ramp. Rave with Ghanarhea for the three count.
Winner: Jimmy Rave and Lance Hoyt

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time to take a look at the Armstrong family workout as we see BG work out while Bob tries to motivate him. We see Bob work out much better than his son.

Match Number Two: Kip James with Roxxi Laveaux versus Hernandez with Homicide and Salinas
Kip with a side head lock but Hernandez with a shoulder tackle that moves Kip. Kip sends Hernandez to the apron and then he punches Hernandez. Hernandez with a slingshot shoulder tackle for a near fall. Kip slams Hernandez’s head into the turnbuckles followed by punches to the head. Hernandez takes advantage of a delay and he chops Kip. Kip with a clothesline into the corner. Hernandez kicks Kip and then he pulls himself up to the turnbuckles. Kip goes up but Salinas gets on the apron. Roxxi pulls Salinas off the apron. Hernandez misses a splash from the top turnbuckle. Roxxi gets on the apron and she throws powder at Hernandez, but Hernandez moves and it blinds Kip allowing Hernandez to get the three count.
Winner: Hernandez

After the match, Kip gets on the mic and he tells Roxxi that ever since they hired her, she has done nothing. Kip tells Roxxi that she is good at sucking. She wears too much make up, she shakes around like she is having a seizure; and she dresses like Stevie Nicks in the 80s. Kip also says that Roxxi talks too much so she is fired. We go . . .

TO THE BACK where Jeremy is with A.J. and A.J. is trying to get a few words with Tomko. A.J. tries to explain why he did what he did with Karen last week. Tomko says that he should have punched A.J. tonight. A.J. chose the Angle Alliance and now Angle challenged him. Tomko tells A.J. to get out of his way. We go to commercial.

We are back with ballyhoo and it is time to talk about Brock Lesnar’s UFC debut on Saturday. We go to a video package where Brock and Kurt talk about their wrestling matches.

We go to a video package for Barbed Wire Massacre II between Judas Mesias and Chris Parks Abyss Mitchell.

Match Number Three: Judas Mesias with James 'Abyss’s Daddy' Mitchell versus Kory Chavis
Mesias attacks Chavis before the bell rings and he punches and chops him. Mesias with more chops. Mesias sends Chavis over the top rope to the floor followed by a pescado. Mesias rolls Chavis back into the ring. Chavis with punches to Mesias but Mesias with a spear. Mesias hits Straight to Hell for the three count.
Winner: Judas Mesias

Mitchell says that he can officially call Chris his son because we know that he is the Darth Vader to Chris’s Luke Skywalker. Mitchell talks about Abyss being ashamed of him and he is shocked that Abyss would be ashamed of a handsome and charismatic person. Mitchell says that it is guilt and explains why he does what he does in the ring. He says that Chris is trying to redeem himself. This chapter will come to a close at Against All Odds in Barbed Wire Massacre II. Mitchell says that Chris’s stepbrother will use the barbed wire to rip the flesh off his bone. Mitchell says that he will return the favor and sit back and watch while Mesias puts an end to his existence at Against All Odds. We go to commercial.

We are back with a look back at Shark Boy’s miraculous recovery and his first promo.

Shark Boy comes to the ring and he has a mic. He says that there is a new king of the sea and his name is Shark Boy. He says that nobody wants to come out to get their ass whipped. Shark Boy issues an open challenge to anyone who wants to come to the ring and swim a few laps with Shark Boy. Shark Boy points out that he has a referee but nobody comes out. As a result, Shark Boy gets pissed off at Slick Johnson and then after insulting Slick, he gives Slick a Stunner. Shark Boy with a stunner to a member of security. Another member of TNA security comes out and he gets a stunner. A third member of TNA security comes out and Shark Boy with another stunner.

We go to Crystal with Jim Cornette. Matt talks about what happened last week with Joe. Cornette says that Morgan is not going to go over his head. They finally calmed down Joe and got him to sign a contract. He will be under control and then they can take care of him. Cornette says that Morgan jumped Nash. Cornette says that what Morgan did to Nash got Joe angry.

Nash enters the room and Morgan gets in his face. Nash asks for a check for $100,000 so he can fight Morgan. Nash tells Cornette that if things do not go smoothly he is going to wash his hands. Nash points out that if Cornette cannot get Joe signed, Cornette will lose his job.

A.J. Styles enters and he begs for Cornette to stop the Angle/Tomko match. A.J. gets on his knees and begs. A.J. is joined by his Jezebel Karen and his guy in a neck brace Jeremy. Cornette says that he will take care of things later and he will call A.J. when he is ready. We go to commercial.

We are back and Jim Cornette is in the ring and he talks about the card at Against All Odds. Jim wants A.J. Styles to come to the ring. Cornette says that he feels A.J.’s pain and the conflict. Cornette says that he does not want A.J. to feel helpless about the situation between Tomko and Angle. Cornette says that the match between Kurt Angle and Tomko is going to go on. There will be one minor change. A.J. Styles is going to be the man who will referee the match. Cornette tells Styles that there must be a winner or his TNA contract is terminated.

We go to Crystal with Awesome Kong. Crystal asks Kong about ODB’s challenge. Kong’s manager, Raiesha Sayed has a statement for ODB. She says that Kong comes in peace and if she stays out of Kong’s way, she will be safe. If not, Kong will cripple ODB, destroy her, maim her, and destroy every bone in her body. Sayed says that Kong is a woman of peace unless you agitate the monster.

Match Number Four: Roxxi Laveaux versus Angelina Love versus ODB
Roxxi with a kick to Angelina but ODB with a rollup on Roxxi. Roxxi with an inside cradle on ODB. Roxxi shakes across the ring but ODB responds in kind. It is time for each to mimic the other. ODB with a clothesline to Roxxi. Angelina with forearms to ODB followed by a chop to Roxxi. Angelina with a kick to ODB followed by a bulldog to Roxxi. Angelina with a jawbreaker for a near fall and we go to commercial.

We are back and Roxxi chops Angelina in the corner and then ODB with a chop to Angelina. Roxxi with a forearm to Angelina but ODB tries to one up Roxxi. Roxxi with a slam but ODB pulls Roxxi off. ODB tries for a slam but Roxxi pulls Angelina off and sets up for the Dominator. Roxxi with an Irish whip and running back elbow. Roxxi with a sit out spinebuster for a two count on ODB. Roxxi with a forearm to ODB. ODB catches Roxxi and the hits a running power slam but Angelina distracts the referee with her talents. ODB yells at the referee and Angelina Love gets the three count.
Winner: Angelina Love

After the match, Angelina and ODB have some words and ODB with a kick and then she hits a running power slam.

Jeremy Borash is with A.J. Styles and Jeremy points out A.J.’s conundrum. A.J. says that he did not ask for this. Kurt Angle arrives and he says that A.J. is going to stand there and watch Angle kick Tomko’s ass and then make the three count. Tomko enters and the match starts early as they battle.

We return to the Impact Zone where Don wonders what will happen with A.J. as he deals with Tomko and Angle tonight.

We see footage from Final Resolution when Booker T let Sharmell get into the ring and get punched accidentally by Robert Roode.

Mike Tenay is in the ring and he points out that Booker T said that professional wrestling was not the first thing on his mind. We go to a video package of Booker T from Houston. Booker says hello to his fans and he says that Sharmell is on the road to recovery. Booker says that he will be back.

Before the next match, Robert Roode gets on the mic and he tells Booker T that his comments were pathetic. He wonders if Booker got the candy and flowers that he sent Booker. Roode demands that they go to commercial and the monkeys in the truck oblige.

Match Number Five: Robert Roode, Payton Banks, and James Storm with Jackie Moore versus Sonjay Dutt, Traci Brooks, and Eric Young
Roode and Dutt start things off and Roode with a kick and forearm to the back. Roode with a punch to Dutt’s head. Dutt with a hip toss and arm drag followed by a drop kick to the knees. Dutt lands on his feet on a quebrada attempt and Dutt with an arm drag into an arm bar. Banks with a rake of the face that allows Roode to get out of the hold. Dutt avoids a charge by Roode. Storm pulls Dutt off the apron and then Roode with kicks to Dutt followed by a belly-to-back suplex. Storm is tagged in and Storm punches Dutt in the head. Dutt punches Storm and then he catches Dutt and hits a version of eight seconds for a near fall. Storm takes off his shirt and then he chokes Dutt. Roode tags back in and he kicks Dutt in the chest. Roode kicks Dutt in the corner but Dutt tags in Young who hits a drop kick on Roode followed by a clothesline on Storm. Young with a version of a Death Valley Driver . All six are in the ring and we have a Joey Styles Catfight moment. Brooks chases Payton. Storm with a super kick to Young followed by the Payoff for the three count.
Winners: Robert Roode, James Storm, and Payton Banks

After the match, Booker T, who ran all the way from Houston attacks Roode and then he punches Storm. Booker chases Roode to the back.

Samoa Joe and Kevin Nash are walking as we go to commercial.

We are back and Crystal is with Kaz, but Kaz says that he is White Sunshine and he talks about Marlena. Kaz says this is him screwing with Dustin. He says that Dustin has wasted his time. He suggests that they play a game next week. Four poles, but three with mousetraps at the top, the fourth will have Marlena.

Jim Cornette is in the ring and he has Joe’s incentive laden lucrative contract for Samoa Joe. Joe comes to the ring with Kevin ‘Reverend Jim Jones’ Nash. Cornette says that they have had a rocky road in the negotiations. Cornette says that Joe was one of the most important acquisitions in TNA. Cornette says that he is glad that they can put the problems behind them. Joe looks at the contract as Cornette talks about it. Cornette wants Joe to sign the contract. Cornette does not have a pen for Joe and he gets one from Morgan. Morgan throws the pen at Joe and Morgan gets in Joe’s face. Morgan pie faces Joe and then Joe with a Saito suplex through the table and then he rips up the contract. We go to commercial.

Match Number Six: Kurt Angle versus Tomko with Guest Referee A.J. Styles
Tomko goes after Angle before the match but Angle with a waist lock. Tomko with forearms to Angle followed by punches. Angle gets clotheslined over the top rope to the floor. Tomko goes out after Angle and sends Angle into the guardrail. Tomko slams Angle’s head into the ring steps and Styles starts the count. Tomko punches Angle and Angle with a kick and he tries for the Olympic Slam but Tomko with a power slam but Styles does not make the count. Tomko tosses Angle into the corner area and then Tomko with boots to Angle. Angle sends Tomko into the turnbuckles followed by a German suplex and we go to commercial.

We are back and Angle with a European uppercut. We see footage of Angle hitting a suplex but A.J. is slow with the count. Tomko with a strong clothesline but Styles stops counting after one and then slows down. Tomko is frustrated with A.J. Angle with European uppercuts but Tomko with a power slam but he gets a two count that was very deliberate. Tomko with a big boot and Styles takes forever to make the two count. Angle with the Olympic Slam and the straps are down. Angle goes for the Ankle lock but Tomko rolls through and Angle knocks A.J. out. Tomko and Angle with double clotheslines while Karen checks on A.J.

From out of nowhere, Christian Cage comes out and he hits Angle with the title belt. Tomko hits the torture rack neck breaker and after about a minute, Styles makes the three count.
Winner: Tomko

After the match, Karen slaps A.J. in the ring and then Karen yells at Tomko and pushes him.

WE go to the back where Crystal wonders why Christian did what he did. He says that if Tomko wants to do what is best with Tomko, he wants to do the same thing. We go to credits.

Impact Thoughts

The Matches

I did not like the opening match. If they are going to do the Scott Steiner/Petey Williams jealousy angle, they do not have to it during a match. I do not like the current Guitar Hero gimmick for Jimmy Rave and Lance Hoyt.

Why does Hernandez need outside interference to defeat Kip James? The best thing about this match was the post match ‘firing’ of Roxxi by Kip. Maybe Roxxi can gain an identity of her own and contribute to the Women’s division. At least we got to see the members of LAX on an episode of Impact.

The Judas Mesias/Kory Chavis match was too much of a squash to comment. I have seen Kory wrestle for a number of companies in Florida, including FIP and Pro Wrestling Riot and he is a good worker and has shown that he can hang with some of the top Ring of Honor talent that works with those companies. I have not been impressed with Mesias’s work and I hope he turns it up a notch in the Barbed Wire Massacre II Match or they might have to start calling him Y2Judas.

I liked the women’s match when ODB and Roxxi were in the ring. I thought it was funny that Roxxi had been fired from VKM by Kip after his match, but she comes to the ring with VKM’s music. I did not mind the finish because it gives Angelina Love a victory that could propel her in the women’s division, but I would feel differently if there were more faces in the division. Right now, Angelina is the number two face in the women’s division behind Gail Kim; and I feel that Roxxi has a lot more potential than Angelina so a losing streak by Roxxi could harm her status in the company.

The six person mixed tag match was okay but I wanted to see more from Payton Banks because I know that she should be in the top echelon of the women in the company. Was this match done because they have run out of combinations for Eric Young, Robert Roode, and James Storm? Do you think that Val will get jealous of Traci after Sonjay hugged her before the match?

The main event was okay but A.J.’s presence as referee took away from the match a bit. We got the point that A.J. did not want to count out either man. I don’t think I have seen someone out that long from a belt shot before tonight’s show. I think they have done a good job building Tomko as the only ‘normal’ person in the company amidst the things that I refer to in the opening paragraph of my Angles analysis.

The Angles

Similar to last week’s report, I will not be commenting on any negative aspects of the following segments/storylines: 1) Kurt Angle; 2) Shark Boy; 3) Kevin Nash and Samoa Joe; 4) Frankie Kazarian/Black Reign; or 5) James Mitchell and his many unknown children. So if you do not see me comment on these angles, it is because I am sick of rehashing the same complaints every single week.

I liked the opening Team 3D/We hate the X Division segment until they showed Shelley, Sabin, and Lethal in the back. I liked that they continue to give Brother Ray the same intensity that he had when The Dudleys were the most hated tag team in professional wrestling. I think I might have liked the second half of the segment more if they had shown Team 3D looking for Shelley, Sabin, and Lethal only to realize that they were not even in the backstage area and that it was pre-recorded. I did like it when Brother Ray finished off the promo by hitting each of them with the kendo stick while he mentioned the name of the pay per view.

How happy will Johnny Devine be on February 10th if his team wins because a victory will eliminate the title that he holds.

Why do they still have Petey Williams and Scott Steiner holding the briefcases? Are they trying to remind us that the Feast or Fired Match took place at Turning Point and they have not paid off on any of the cases for people who were not fired? What does possession of the case mean since they already have their matches determined? I have a feeling that this storyline will be added to my ‘no more commenting until it gets better’ list.

Did Booker T run from Houston to get to the Impact Zone in time to attack Robert Roode after his match?

Do all TNA wrestlers use the same interior decorator because I could have sworn that I saw a lot of things that Booker had in his house during our forays into Kurt Angle or Eric Young’s houses during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

So Jim Cornette tells Matt Morgan not to do anything to anger Samoa Joe during the contract signing and then he throws a pen at Joe which angers him and forces Joe to ruin the beautiful set up in the ring and get the contract ripped up (more on that later). I wonder if Cornette will do anything to punish Matt. Maybe if they gave him a match against Nash that would make sure that Morgan behaves.

Speaking of the Samoa Joe situation with the contract signing. I have already commented on how Joe has been complaining about not getting title matches and then when he is reminded that he has had title matches, but lost; he attacks Jeremy Borash. Then when Jim Cornette offers Joe a title match (which would conceptually give him more money if he wins the title) after being the special enforcer (not that we don’t have enough of them in the company) of the Christian Cage/Kurt Angle match at Against All Odds, Joe turns it down. So when Joe is given a big contract, he rips it up when Matt Morgan throws a pen at him. Since he is getting a premium over Angle’s salary, does that mean if Angle leaves TNA that Joe will not get any money?

If Awesome Kong was interviewed, I could hardly see her lips move when her handler/manager spoke. I liked that Kong was portrayed as a gentle person and that it was everyone else’s fault that she was so violent.

2010 - WWE announced that Antonio Inoki would be inducted into their Hall of Fame.

2010 - WWE broadcast Raw with William Shatner as the guest host.  Richard Trionfo filed the following:

Stardate 0201.2010. Raw . . . the Final Frontier . . . this is the report of the WWE Flagship Monday Night Raw on PWInsider.com. It’s six year plus mission: to report on what happens in the world of professional wrestling, to seek out scoops, breaking news, and provide audio for its subscribers; to boldly go where no man has gone before.

We are live from Nashville, Tennessee and your announcers are Michael ‘Why did they make me wear a red shirt tonight’ Cole and Jerry ‘TJ Hooker’ Lawler.

We begin with a graphic In Memory of Jack Brisco, the WWE Hall of Famer who passed away today.

The man who won the Royal Rumble starts things off and it is the Rated R Superstar. Edge has found a razor between his victory last night and tonight’s show. Edge gets a mixed reaction from the fans in Nashville. He says that he is back. He says that it feels good. He says that he is not just back in a WWE ring, he is back in the main event of Wrestlemania. Edge wants us to go back six months when he won the Unified Tag Titles with Chris Jericho and then he suffered an injury. Edge talks about what the doctors told him about his recovery. Edge says that he was sitting home about seven weeks ago and he saw the Slammys and he remembers watching Chris Jericho thanking him for getting injured so he could team with the Big Show. Edge says that he saw Chris Jericho making light of his injury and the room got very silent. Edge says it didn’t get silent because of Dennis Miller’s hosting job. It got silent because Edge made a vow and promise. He missed two Wrestlemanias due to injury and he is not going to miss a third. Edge says that he is the Ultimate Opportunist. Edge promised he would prove the doctors wrong and he would rehab harder than he ever did before and he did. He promised himself that he would be in the Royal Rumble and he would win it. Seven weeks later, Chris Jericho has a Slammy award and a mug shot on TMZ, but Edge reminds us that he has a ticket to the main event of Wrestlemania. He says that he can face any champion that he wants. Edge mentions that he faced the Undertaker two years ago in the main event and he lost. Edge says that unlike Shawn Michaels, if he wants the Dead Man, he can have them.

Edge asks if it is smart to go after the guy who is 17-0 in Wrestlemania or the guy who never wrestled at Wrestlemania. He can make a decision tonight or wait until after the Elimination Chamber pay per view. Edge says that this year the Rated R Superstar will headline Wrestlemania.

Sheamus’ music plays and he comes out to the ring and he has something to say. Sheamus says that Edge isn’t back five seconds and he is mouthing off. Sheamus says that a lot has changed. Edge says that Raw has been taken over by an evil Ronald McDonald. Sheamus tells Edge to watch his mouth. Sheamus agrees with Edge that he hasn’t been at Wrestlemania, but he was able to beat John Cena for the WWE Title. Last night, he defeated Randy Orton to keep his title. Edge tells Sheamus that he has made a career out of beating John Cena and Randy Orton. Sheamus reminds Edge that he has been sidelined for six months. Sheamus says that he will still be champion after the Elimination Chamber. Sheamus says that if he can beat John Cena and Randy Orton, he can beat Edge without breaking a sweat. Sheamus tells Edge to go to Smackdown so he doesn’t have his Wrestlemania moment ruined and he gets put back on the shelf . . . for good.

Sheamus hits Edge with the microphone and then he sets for the bicycle kick and Edge moves out of the way. Edge takes Sheamus down and he kicks and punches Sheamus. Edge takes off his jacket and then he waits for Sheamus to get up for the spear and Edge hits it.

It is time for the annual Elimination Chamber video package.

John Cena is walking in the back as we go to commercial.

We are back and Did you Know a lot of photos were viewed on WWE.com?

Match Number One: John Cena versus Cody Rhodes in an Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match

Rhodes with a kick and punches to Cena and then he slams Cena’s head into the turnbuckles and then kicks Cena in the corner. Cena with punches to Rhodes but Rhodes with a side Russian leg sweep for a near fall. Rhodes with another near fall. Rhodes with a punch to Cena followed by a neck breaker for a near fall. Rhodes with the Ric Flair knee drop for a near fall. Rhodes tries for another knee drop but Cena moves. Cena with the two flying shoulder tackles but Rhodes knows about the moves of doom and escapes the Blue Thunder Bomb and gets a near fall with a rollup. Cena remembers his moves of doom and hits the Blue Thunder Bomb followed by the five knuckle shuffle. Rhodes escapes the Attitude Adjustment and hits an elbow and then drops Cena on the mat with a front suplex and gets a near fall. Rhodes goes up top for the moonsault and he hits it but can only get a near fall. Cena with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Cena catches Rhodes and hits Attitude Adjustment for the three count.
Winner: John Cena

In case you can’t remember November 1997, we have a Survivor Series video package.

Vince McMahon is walking in the back and Josh Mathews asks Vince if he saw Bret Hart tonight. Vince says that nobody has seen Bret Hart and it is likely that no one will see Bret Hart tonight.

Vince goes into his office and he turns around and he is surprised to see someone who barged into his office. He wants to know who that person is. He wants to know if Canadians have any manners. Vince tells him to say what he has to say and get it off his chest. We see that he is talking to William Shatner. Shatner tells Vince as only Shatner can (if he was doing a Kevin Pollak impression). Shatner says that as a Canadian and human being, he cannot wait for Bret Hart to embarrass Vince tonight.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Jack Swagger versus Triple H with GameFountain in an Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match

Swagger with a waist lock take down and he rolls Hunter around the ring but Hunter gets to the ropes. Swagger acts like he accomplished something and then he does push ups. Hunter doesn’t like Swagger’s attitude and he punches Swagger. Hunter with the vintage Harley Race knee and then he clotheslines Swagger over the top rope to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Swagger with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot but Swagger with a wrap around DDT for a near fall. Swagger with an elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Swagger with an abdominal stretch but Hunter with a hip toss to escape the hold. Hunter throws Swagger over the top rope and if this was last night, he would have been eliminated. Hunter goes to the floor and Swagger sends Hunter into the apron. Swagger returns to the ring and Swagger hits a standing power slam for a near fall. Swagger with a reverse chin lock on Hunter. Swagger with a punch and then he does the double jump splash but he lands on Hunter’s knees. Hunter punches Swagger and Hunter with a face buster and a near fall. Hunter sends Swagger into the turnbuckles and he punches Swagger. Swagger runs at Hunter and Hunter with a spinebuster for a near fall. Hunter with a kick and it is almost pedigree time but Swagger with a back body drop. Swagger hits the double jump splash but he can only hit a two count. Swagger with a belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Swagger charges at Hunter and hits a running shoulder. Swagger gets Hunter up and he points at the sign but Hunter counters what Swagger was going to do and he hits the Pedigree for the three count.
Winner: Triple H

We go to commercial.

We are back with a William Shatner does the WWE Music spoken word commercial.

Shawn Michaels is in his locker room and he must have missed Shatner’s performance because he is not smiling. Hunter wants to talk to Shawn and then Hornswoggle grunts for a bit. Hunter wants to know what Shawn was doing last night with the super kick. Hunter says that he wouldn’t have done it, but then says that he would have done it but didn’t have the time to do it. Shawn says that it wasn’t supposed to happen that way. Shawn says that he was going to win the Rumble, beat Undertaker and end the streak. Hunter tells Shawn that he is obsessed with that. Hunter tells Shawn that he is lucky he wasn’t suspended after what happened last night. Hunter tells Shawn that he needs to get into the Elimination Chamber match because one of them will be champion after the pay per view. Then they can tear the house down for the WWE Title. Hunter tells Shawn that he needs to beat Orton tonight.

Randy Orton comes to the ring and he takes so long we need to go to commercial mid-entrance.

We are back with the WWE Rewind: Sheamus defeating Randy Orton at the Royal Rumble thanks to Cody Rhodes’ interference. Followed by Orton freaking out on Rhodes and DiBiase.

Match Number Three: Shawn Michaels versus Randy Orton in an Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match

Shawn and Randy stare at each other before locking up and Orton backs Michaels into the corner and Orton stares at Michaels. They lock up again and Orton looks at Michaels again and then he looks at the announce table. Orton misses a punch and Michaels with chops. Michaels with a swinging neck breaker followed by a boot to the head. Orton goes to the floor and Michaels chases after him. Orton tries for the IEDDT when Michaels returns to the ring but Michaels goes to the floor. Michaels goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall. Michaels with a chop but Orton with an Irish whip and Michaels does the Michaels flip. Orton with the vintage back breaker. Orton stands over Michaels as he stares into the crowd. Orton with boots to the solar plexus. Orton punches Michaels and then he tries for another punch but Michaels with a block and punches of his own. Orton with a drop kick and a near fall. Orton with a reverse chin lock. Michaels punches Orton but Orton with a knee and forearm and he puts Michaels on the turnbuckles. Orton with a European uppercut to Michaels. Orton punches Michaels and tries for a superplex but Michaels with a forearm that knocks Orton off the turnbuckles. Orton goes back up and Michaels fights Orton off the turnbuckles again and Michaels with the elbow drop and then he sets for Sweet Chin Music but Orton avoids it. Orton tries for an RKO. Michaels escapes and hits reverse atomic drops followed by chops. Michaels with the flying forearm and a kip up but Orton with a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton

After the match, Shawn throws a tantrum in the ring and the referee leaves so he does not feel the wrath of Shawn.

It is time for more ‘looking back at Montreal’.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is 55 days until Wrestlemania 26 from Glendale, Arizona.

Cole and Lawler talk about the issues going on with Shawn Michaels.

Randy Orton walks in the back and Ted DiBiase stops him to congratulate him on his victory. Ted apologizes for what happened last night. Orton stares at Ted and starts to mouth something but he cannot even talk so he slithers away.

Match Number Four: Mark Henry versus Ted DiBiase in an Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match

Henry pushes Ted down during the collar and elbow tie up. Ted with a side head lock but Henry with a shoulder tackle and body block. Henry clotheslines Ted over the top rope to the floor. Henry goes after Ted on the floor but Ted pulls Henry’s arm into the ring post. Ted with a drop toe hold to Henry that sends Mark into the ring steps. Ted with a leg drop to the arm followed by elbow drops. Ted with a near fall and then he returns to the arm with a key lock. Ted with a kick and then he tries for a single arm DDT but Henry pushes him off and hits a shoulder tackle. Henry with an Irish whip but he charges into a boot. Ted goes to the turnbuckles and Henry catches Ted but Ted escapes and he drops Henry on the top rope. Henry escapes Dream Street and Ted hits a single arm DDT after Henry misses a charge into the corner and gets the three count.
Winner: Ted DiBiase

We see Kofi Kingston and Big Show in split screen since they are in the qualifying match.

Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler talk about the passing of Jack Brisco and we see the graphic that aired at the start of the show. We have a video package remembering Jack Brisco.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the Slam of the Week: Gail Kim defeating Alicia Fox last week in the semifinals of the Diva Tournament.

Kelly is with Gail in the back and Maryse walks by and she tells Gail that she knows that they are not really close but she is looking forward to their title match. Maryse says that she has been watching Michelle and Mickie and she says that it is a disgrace. Maryse says that they are acting like little girls. Maryse tells Gail that she wants to show everyone what women can do. Maryse talk in French as we go to the second intermission.

We go to Miz and Big Show in Shatner’s office and they have the Raw Nerve set in there. Miz tells Show that he knows that he will qualify. He tells Show that they are going to get a tag title match.

CM Punk, Luke Gallows, and Serena enter and Punk says that they were screwed out of their title match last week.

William Shatner enters and it is time for Raw Match Negotiator. Punk says that he is owed a tag title match. He wants to know what Show and Miz want. Miz points out that they are not even on Raw. William Shatner says that this is a dilemma. Shatner says that he is going to make a deal. Next week, there will be a triple threat match for the Unified Tag Titles.

Triple H is trying to pep up Shawn after his loss and he tells Shawn that he needs to move on. He says that Shawn is spiraling down. Hunter tells Shawn that he is Mr. Wrestlemania. He says that he does not need the Undertaker for that. There are plenty of men he can compete with at Wrestlemania. Shawn says that there is nobody else for him to face at Wrestlemania.

We are back and did you know that WWE beat a lot of networks last week.

Match Number Five: Big Show versus Kofi Kingston in an Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match

Before the match starts, The Miz comes to the ring and joins Cole and Lawler. Kofi with a kick to the leg but Show pushes Kofi down. Show with a punch and head butt. Show with a forearm to Kofi followed by a knee and hip toss. Show charges at Kofi but Kofi moves and Show crotches himself on the top rope. Kofi with a drop kick that sends Show to the floor. We go to commercial.

We are back and Show with a forearm to the back. We see footage during the break when Show hit a spear on Kofi. We are back to live action and Show with a chin lock. Kofi punches Show but Show with a head butt and Kofi goes to the floor. Miz gets up from the announce table and he walks up to Kofi and has something to say to Show’s opponent. From out of nowhere, MVP attacks Miz through the crowd. Porter chases Miz to the back.

Show pulls Kofi onto the apron but Kofi drops Show on the top rope. Kofi goes up top but he trips. Kofi with a kick to Show that glances off Show. Kofi with a drop kick and a drop kick to the knee. Kofi with a kick to the head. Kofi with the boom drop for a near fall. Show goes into the corner and Kofi leaps for the punches on the turnbuckles. Show grabs Kofi and Show’s was having trouble seeing and Show punches the referee. Show throws Kofi out of the ring and then Show checks on the referee and he wants another one to come to the ring. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Kofi Kingston by disqualification

After the match, Show tells the new referee that he couldn’t see and he didn’t know what he was doing. He says that it was an accident. Show wants the medical staff to check on the referee. Show continues to plead his case but it is no use.

They get a stretcher for the injured referee while Show destroys the ring steps and pulls a Shawn Michaels on his way to the back.

We take a look back to the biggest night in the history of wrestling this year when Bret Hart returned to Raw.

Vince is walking in the back as we go to commercial.

We are back and we have our participants in the WWE Title match at Elimination Chamber.

Our guest host next week is Carl Edwards so there will be no right turns allowed.

Jerry Lawler is in the ring and he brings out the man who inducted him into the Hall of Fame, William Shatner. Shatner is joined by the returning Guest Host Arm Candy. Shatner wants to know if Lawler is okay. Shatner says that he has had a great time tonight. Now he gets to introduce a fellow Canadian, Bret Hart.

Bret comes to the ring. He says that it was a month ago that he was here and he has had a month to think about things and put everything in perspective. He came here for all the right reasons. Twelve years is a long time and it took him that long to come to Raw in open arms and try to make peace. People told him he was crazy and everyone warned him. Bret says that he was too naïve that he could put it all behind him. Bret admits that he was wrong and he says that it does not sit well with him. Bret says that he didn’t come here for peace or for closure. He came to talk to Vince McMahon face-to-face. Bret tells Vince to come to the ring or he will go find Vince in the back. Bret tells Vince that he doesn’t like to have to wait because it makes him madder.

Vince’s music plays and he comes out and he is having a spasm on the stage before he does the Vintage Vince Power Walk to the ring. Vince tells Bret that he wants to get a few things off his chest. He says that he never regretted a thing he has said or done to Bret. Bret congratulates Vince for finally being honest with him. Bret calls Vince McMahon the world’s greatest liar. He says that Vince lied to him in Montreal, he lied to him when he was kicked in the gut last month, he lied to him when Vince said that he was proud of Bret, and he lied when Vince said he was like a father. Bret mentions John Cena’s comments last week when he called Vince pathetic. Bret says that he knows about pathetic. Bret mentions that it was eight years ago that he was in a wheelchair after suffering a stroke. Bret says that he remembers sitting in that chair feeling pathetic. He said that he would get out of that wheelchair and he would never feel pathetic again.

Bret says that he came here last month for all the right reasons, but Vince kicked him in the gut and he felt pathetic. Bret says that he worked for Vince for 14 years and he did everything. Bret says that he thought Vince would appreciate it some time. Bret says that it took him twenty years to build a reputation and Vince only needed three minutes to destroy it. Bret says that he has enough flavor left in his ‘piece of chewing gum’ to kick Vince’s ass.

Vince hems and haws and he tells Bret that he wants to be honest with Bret. Vince goes through all of Bret’s nicknames and then he calls it all a crock. Vince makes a face after talking about how Bret is considered a Canadian hero. Vince says that Bret is not a hero to anyone. Vince says that he doesn’t know what it is about Bret that the people support him. Vince says that the people love him, but he thinks that Bret is pathetic. Bret has zero personality. Vince compares Bret to his opponents who had a personality and then says that if it wasn’t for them, Bret would be a footnote in the midcard. He says that Bret has no charisma, no command of the English language, a hound dog looking face, stringy and crappy hair, and he dresses like a hobo. Vince has some more to say. He tells Bret that while Bret and him know it, Bret deserves to be screwed. Vince says that he has one thing to say. Vince said that he told Bret that he was thinking of nominating Bret’s father Stu for the Hall of Fame. Vince says that isn’t going to happen because Stu doesn’t deserve it.

Bret kicks Vince and then it turns into a hockey fight as he pulls Vince’s jacket over his head and Bret punches Vince some more. Bret tries to put Vince in the Sharpshooter, but Batista comes to the ring and he stops Bret. Batista punches Bret and then he holds Bret for Vince and Vince yells at Bret and then spits in Bret’s face.