On this day in history in ....
1915 - Joe Stecher defeats Charlie Cutler for the World Heavyweight Title in Omaha, Nebraska.
1952 - Hillbilly Jim (real name Jim Morris) is born.
1956 - Kay Bell defeats Buddy Rogers to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title in Houston, Texas, ending Rogers' fifth reign.
1962 - Buddy Rogers and Johnny Barend defeat Johnny Valentine and Bob Ellis for the Northeast version of the NWA United States Tag Team Title (which would soon become the WWWF United States Tag Team Title six months later) in Washington, DC.
1962 - Hans Schmidt defeats Pat O'Connor in Greensboro, North Carolina to win the NWA United States Heavyweight Title.
1964 - One half of the Nasty Boys, Jerry Sags (real name Jerome Saganovich) is born in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
1968 - Ramon and Alberto Torres defeat El Mongol and Tarzan Tyler in a one-night tournament final in Atlanta, Georgia to become the first NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions.
1969 - Johnny Walker and Bearcat Brown end the third reign of The Great Mephisto and Dante as NWA World Tag Team Champions (Mid-America version) in Chattanooga, Tennessee, beginning their own second reign.
1971 - Jamie "J.C. Ice" Dundee (real name James Crookshanks) is born in Memphis, Tennessee.
1971 - Steven Little Bear and Dean Higuchi defeat The Skull Brothers in Vancouver, British Columbia, to win the Vancouver version of the NWA Canadian Tag Team Title for the second time.
1972 - Tatsuhito Takaiwa is born in Kyoto, Japan.
1972 - Hiro Matsuda and Tim Woods defeat The Zodiac (Bob Orton) and Taurus (Dennis Hall) for the NWA Florida Tag Team Title in Miami, Florida.
1974 - Buddy Colt defeats Mr. Wrestling II to win the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title in Atlanta, Georgia, beginning his sixth reign and ending Mr. Wrestling II's third.
1975 - The Sheik defeats Bobo Brazil in Detroit, Michigan for the Detroit version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Title, ending and beginning each man's eighth reign.
1982 - Kevin and Kerry Von Erich defeat King Kong Bundy and Bugsy McGraw to win the World Class American Tag Team Title in Fort Worth, Texas.
1982 - Stan Lane and Ron Bass defeat The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey and Norvell Austin) for the AWA Southern Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee, ending the Express' second reign.
1983 - NWA World champ Harley Race fought Ric Flair to a double countout in Raleigh, NC.
1985 - Iceman Parsons defeats Chris Adams for the World Class American Heavyweight Title in Dallas, Texas, ending Adams' fourth reign.
1985 - Scott Armstrong defeats Bill Ash to win the Southeast version of the NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title in Montgomery, Alabama, ending Ash's third reign and beginning Armstrong's fourth.
1985 - Al Madril and Chavo Guerrero defeat American Force (Paul Diamond and Nick Kiniski) for the Texas All-Star Wrestling Texas Tag Team Title in San Antonio, Texas.
1986 - Wrestlemania II aired in its entirety on pay cable network Showtime.
1986 - Jim Crockett Promotions holds a "Great American Bash" event at Charlotte, North Carolina's Memorial Stadium, and it was loaded with gimmick matches. The results:
- NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion Denny Brown and Steve Regal fought to a time-limit draw.
- Robert Gibson pinned NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Black Bart.
- The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (Ole and NWA World Television Champion Arn Anderson) defeated Sam Houston and Nelson Royal, when Ole pinned Houston.
- Manny Fernandez pinned Baron Von Raschke in a Bunkhouse match.
- Wahoo McDaniel pinned Jimmy Garvin in an Indian Strap match.
- Ronnie Garvin defeated NWA National Heavyweight Champion Tully Blanchard by knockout in the fifth round of a Taped Fist match.
- NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) defeated Ivan and Nikita Koloff in a Russian Chain match, when Animal pinned Ivan.
- Jimmy Valiant pinned Shaska Whatley in a Hair vs. Hair match.
- NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Champion Dusty Rhodes, Magnum T.A. and Baby Doll beat NWA World Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey) and Jim Cornette in a Steel Cage match, when Baby Doll pinned Cornette.
- Ric Flair pinned Ricky Morton in a Steel Cage match to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Title.
1987 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran Charleston, WV with the following results:
-The Italian Stallion defeated Gladiator #2.
-Kendall Windham defeated Thunderfoot #1.
-Misty Blue defeated Kat Leroux.
-The Barbarian defeated Todd Champion.
-Mike Rotundo fought Dory Funk Jr. to a draw.
-Jimmy Garvin defeated Ivan Koloff.
-Ron Garvin defeated Manny Fernandez via disqualification.
-Barry Windham defeated Vladimir Petrov.
-The Road Warriors defeated NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane.
-NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes via disqualification.
NWA U.S. Champion Nikita Koloff, NWA Tag Team Champions Rock N' Roll Express, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson, & Lex Luger in a steel cage match
1989 - NWA ran Charleston, SC at the Citadel Football Stadium with the following results:
-Brian Pillman defeated Bill Irwin.
-The New Zeland Militia defeated the Ding Dongs.
-Norman defeated Steve Casey.
-The Skyscrapers, Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey defeated Ranger Ross & Randy Rose.
-Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Mike Rotunda & Kevin Sullian.
-Terry Gordy, NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Steve Williams, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane.
-Steve Williams won a battle royal.
-The Great Muta defeated Eddie Gilbert.
-Sting defeated Terry Funk via disqualification.
-The Samoan Swat Team defeated the Road Warriors via pinfall.
-NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger defeated Ricky Steamboat.
1991 - WCW ran Philadelphia, PA at the Civic Center, drawing 1,800 fans with the following results:
-Johnny B. Badd pinned Big Josh.
-Michael Hayes, Jimmy Garvin, & Badstreet defeated the Desperadoes.
-Tom Zenk pinned the Diamond Studd.
-Dustin Rhodes defeated Richard Morton via disqualification.
-PN News & Missy Hyatt defeated Terrance Taylor & Paul E. Dangerously.
-Bobby Eaton fought WCW TV Champion Steve Austin to a draw.
-Barry Windham pinned Yellow Dog.
-Dick Murdoch & Dick Slater defeated Rick Steiner & Tom Zenk via disqualification.
-WCW U.S. Champion Lex Luger & El Gigante defeated Arn Anderson & the One Man Gang.
-Nikita Koloff defeated Sting in a Russian Chain match.
1992 - WCW runs at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia. The results:
- Bobby Eaton pinned Larry Zbyzsko.
- Johnny B. Badd and Jushin Liger fought to a draw.
- Dustin Rhodes pinned Greg Valentine.
- Ron Simmons pinned The Super Invader.
- Barry Windham pinned WCW World Television Champion Steve Austin.
- Sting defeated Arn Anderson. Guest referee was Ole Anderson.
- Brad Armstrong pinned Scotty Flamingo (Raven) to win the WCW Light Heavyweight Title.
- Nikita Koloff and WCW United States Heavyweight Champion Rick Rude fought to a double disqualification.
- Terry Gordy and Steve Williams defeat The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott), when Gordy pinned Scott following a clothesline from Williams behind the referee's back after Scott hit Gordy with the Frankensteiner, to win the WCW World Tag Team Title, ending the Steiners' third reign.
1992 - Canek defeats Dos Caras for the UWA World Heavyweight Title in Naucalpan, Mexico, ending Caras' third reign and beginning Canek's 11th.
1992 - WCW ran the Omni in Atlanta, GA before 2,500 fans with the following results:
-Bobby Eaton pinned Larry Zbyszko with a legdrop off the middle turnbuckle at the 6-minute mark
-Johnny B. Badd fought Jushin Liger to a time-limit draw at the 16-minute mark.
-Dustin Rhodes pinned Greg Valentine at the 9-minute mark.
-Ron Simmons pinned the Super Invader at the 7-minute mark.
-Barry Windham pinned WCW TV Champion Steve Austin at the 13-minute mark in a non-title match with the lariat.
-WCW World Champion Sting pinned Arn Anderson at the 10-minute mark; Ole Anderson was the referee for the bout.
-Brad Armstrong pinned WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Scotty Flamingo to win the title with the side Russian legsweep at the 13-minute mark.
-Nikita Koloff fought WCW US Champion Rick Rude to a double disqualification at the 5-minute mark.
-Steve Williams & Terry Gordy defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner to win the titles at the 13-minute mark when Gordy pinned Scott following a clothesline from Williams behind the referee's back after Scott hit Gordy with the Frankensteiner.
1993 - WWF ran the Manhattan Center in New York City, taping Monday Night Raw with the following results:
-Barry Horowitz defeated Phil Apollo
-The Headshrinkers defeated LA Gore & Russ Greenberg
Monday Night Raw live broadcast:
-Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Joey Maggs at the 40-second mark.
-The Undertaker pinned Samu (w/ Afa) with a chokeslam and the tombstone at around the 9-minute mark.
-Mr. Perfect pinned Brian Costello.
Raw taping for 7/12/93:
-WWF champion Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji) pinned Crush with a belly to belly suplex and the Bonzai Drop at around the 10-minute mark after Fuji caused Crush to fall off the top rope to the floor. After the bout, Yoko hit the move twice more before Tatanka appeared to make the save but was knocked to the floor; moments later, Yoko hit the move a fourth time, with Yoko clearing the ring of two enhancement wrestlers; as the champion attempted the move a fifth time, Randy Savage left the commentary position, pulled Crush from the ring, and held Yoko back with a wooden chair; Crush was eventually taken backstage on a stretcher.
-The Headshrinkers (w/ Afa) defeated Aaron Ferguson & PJ Walker (the future Justin Credible).
-Tatanka defeated the Brooklyn Brawler.
-Mr. Hughes defeated Tony DeVito; prior to the bout, a wreath was brought ringside for Hughes from the Undertaker.
-Adam Bomb pinned Scott Atami.
-Bret Hart defeated Mr. Hughes via disqualification.
-WWF Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Ted Dibiase & IRS.
1993 - Jerry Lawler defeated Owen Hart to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title for the 15th time in Memphis, Tennessee. Although Lawler was a heel in WWF and Hart was a babyface, the roles were reversed in Memphis, where Lawler was a huge hometown hero.
The same show featured a tournament for a 1993 Chevrolet Cameo, with the following results:
Opening Round: Steve Doll defeated Home Boy.
Opening Round: Rex King defeated New Jack.
Opening Round: Danny Davis defeated Bo Alexander.
Opening Round: CW Bergstrom defeated Jeff Gaylord.
Opening Round: Scott Taylor (the future Scotty Too Hotty) defeated the Master of Terror (Ken Wayne).
Opening Round: Randy Rockett defeated Tony Falk via disqualification.
Quarter Finals: Steve Doll defeated Melvin Penrod Jr. via disqualification.
Quarter Finals: The Master of Terror defeated CW Bergstrom.
Quarter Finals: Brian Christopher defeated Randy Rockett.
Semi Finals: Danny Davis defeated Steve Doll.
Semi Finals: Brian Christopher defeated Scott Taylor.
Finals: Danny Davis pinned Brian Christopher.
In other matches on the show:
-Miss Texas (Jackie Moore) defeated Paul Neighbors via disqualification.
-Jeff Jarrett defeated Tony Falk.
-CW Bergstrom & Melvin Penrod Jr. defeated USWA Tag Team Champions New Jack & Home Boy to win the titles.
1994 - Vince McMahon's criminal trial on charges of steroid distribution began in Long Island, New York. The trial of McMahon, who would be acquited on all charges, would be huge mainstream news nationally.
1994 - Chris Candido defeats Scott Studd to win the vacant SMW Television Title in Warrensville, North Carolina. The title had been vacated in the previous match on that card, when Tracy Smothers had his fifth straight successful defense of the title, defeating Candido's SMW Tag Team Championship partner, Brian Lee.
1994 - SMW taped TV in Warrensville, NC featuring:
Scott Studd defeated Bruiser Bedlam via disqualification
Scott & Steve Armstrong defeated Steve Skyfire & Chris Hamrick
Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated the Infernos (Brian Logan & Anthony Michaels)
Tracy Smothers defeated Brian Lee
Chris Candido defeated Scott Studd; the bout was held to determine the new SMW Beat the Champ TV champion
New Jack & Mustafa defeated Anthony Michaels & Chris Hamrick
Chris Jericho & Lance Storm defeated Brian Logan & Seth Skyfire
The Dirty White Boy defeated Brian Logan
Chris Jericho & Lance Storm defeated Anthony Michaels & Chris Hamrick
New Jack & Mustafa defeated Scott Studd & Seth Skyfire
SMW Tag Team Champions Chris Candido & Brian Lee defeated Scott & Steve Armstrong via disqualification
Tracy Smothers defeated Bruiser Bedlam in a dock fight
Bambi, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Tammy Fytch, SMW Tag Team Champions Brian Lee & Chris Candido
1995 - WWF ran East Rutherford, NJ at Meadowlands, an event that was preceeded with a "parking lot party" and featured the following results:
-Duke Drose pinned Leif Cassidy (Al Snow) at 9:22 with the tilt-a-whirl slam.
-Salvatore Sincere pinned Barry Horowitz at 9:38.
-Skip & Zip (Chris Candido & Tom Prichard) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Smoking Gunns and Henry & Phinneas Godwinn in a non-title elimination match at 19:51 after Kloudy kissed one of the champions, setting up the pinfall; the Godwinns had been counted out earlier after Phinneas chased Sunny around the ring.
-WWF World Champion Shawn Michaels defeated Vader via disqualification at 6:56 when Goldust interfered; WWF Intercontinental Champion Ahmed Johnson made the save after the match.
-WWF IC Champion Ahmed Johnson defeated Goldust via count-out at 7:10 when Goldust left ringside.
-Steve Austin pinned Savio Vega in a No DQ match at 14:22 after a low blow.
-Jake Roberts pinned Justin Bradshaw at 7:34 with the DDT.
-Marc Mero pinned Hunter Hearst Helmsley at 12:42.
-The Undertaker pinned Mankind with the tombstone at 17:01.
1996 - Mexico National Middleweight Champion El Hijo del Santo defeats The Great Sasuke to win CMLL's annual Gran Prix Tournament in Mexico City, Mexico.
1998 - Magnum Tokyo defeats El Hijo del Gladiador in Naucalpan, Mexico, to win the IWRG Intercontinental Middleweight Title.
1998 - Extreme Championship Wrestling ran Bar A in Belmar, NJ with the following results:
The Blue Meanie & Super Nova beat The FBI's Tommy Rich & Little Guido.
Taz beat Danny Doring.
Justin Credible beat Jerry Lynn.
Mike Awesome beat Kronus.
Masato Tanaka beat Ulf Hermann.
ECW World Tag Team Champs Rob Van Dam & Sabu beat Lance Storm & Chris Candido.
Bam Bam Bigelow beat Michael Kovac.
Spike Dudley beat Bobby Duncum, Jr.
The Dudley Boyz beat Tommy Dreamer & Balls Mahoney & Axl Rotten.
1999 - WWF RAW is WAR nearly doubles WCW Monday Nitro's rating for this week in the Monday Night War. Nitro got a 3.3 rating for its show, featuring David Flair being awarded the WCW United States Heavyweight Title after it was stripped from Scott Steiner, and a no contest between WCW World Champion Kevin Nash and Sid Vicious in the main event. That wasn't enough to beat RAW's 6.2 rating, featuring The Rock defeating Triple H in a steel cage match main event.
The Nitro, from the Georgia Dome, would be the last time wrestling was held in the venue until Wrestlemania 27, drawing 25,338; 19,456 paid with the following results:
-Juventud Guerrera fought Chavo Guerrero Jr. to a no contest.
-WCW World TV Champion Rick Steiner defeated Vampiro.
-Jerry Flynn defeated Ernest Miller via disqualification in a kickboxing contest.
-Van Hammer defeated Lodi.
-Konnan & WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Lord Steven Regal & Fit Finlay via disqualification.
-WCW US Champion David Flair defeated Buff Bagwell.
-Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, & Perry Saturn defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Diamond Dallas Page, Kanyon, & Bam Bam Bigelow.
-WCW World Champion Kevin Nash defeated Sid Vicious via disqualification.
2000 - Val Venis defeats Rikishi at a SmackDown! taping in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to win the WWF Intercontinental Title for the second time.
2002 - Axl Law defeats Sterling James Keenan and Lance Dayton in a tournament final elimination match to become the first NWA East X Division Champion.
2003 - Hotstuff Hernandez defeats Iceberg in Cornelia, Georgia for the NWA Wildside Heavyweight Title.
2004 - WWE Smackdown ran Kenora, Ontario with the following results:
-Mark Jindrak defeated Billy Kidman.
-Kenzo Suzuki defeated Billy Gunn.
-Luther Reigns defeated Charlie Haas.
-Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli defeated Akio & Sakoda.
-Rob Van Dam pinned D-Von Dudley.
-WWE U.S. Champion John Cena defeated Rene Dupree and Booker T.
-WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Chavo Guerrero.
-Torrie Wilson defeated Sable and Jackie in a bikini contest.
-WWE Champion John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Eddie Guerrero in a Streetfight.
2004 - WWE ran a TV Taping in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the Arena with the following results:
-Mike Bucci (the future Simon Dean) defeated Wavell Starr.
-Sunday Night Heat - only shown internationally:
-Maven defeated Chuck Palumbo.
-The Hurricane & Rosey defeated Aaron Schlesser & Vin Vain.
-William Regal defeated Stevie Richards.
-WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Sylvian Grenier & Rob Conway defeated Rhyno & Val Venis at 4:31 when Venis was pinned after sustaining the Aur Revoir.
-Kane fought Batista to a no contest at 1:58 when Matt Hardy interfered.
-WWE Intercontinental Champion Randy Orton pinned Chris Jericho at around the 18-minute mark with a roll up after Jericho knocked an interfering Batista off the ring apron.
-Nidia defeated Molly Holly and Victoria in a pole match at 3:30; an injured Trish Stratus did guest commentary for the bout; due to pre-match stipulations, Nidia earned a Women's Title shot for when Trish was healed and ready; after the bout, Trish came to the ring to congratulate Nidia only to knock her out with the cast on her wrist and pin her at the 3-second mark of an impromptu match.
-Triple H, Ric Flair, & Eugene defeated World Heavyweight Champion Chris Benoit & Edge in a handicap match at around 15:30 when Triple H pinned Benoit with the Pedigree after Eugene hit Benoit in the back with a steel chair as Triple H was caught in the Sharpshooter.
2009 - WWE ran Brisbane, Australia. Andrew Marrington filed the following live report:
I attended last night's (5 July) WWE RAW house show at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The Brisbane Entertainment Centre was almost full, with only a handful of limited visibility seats empty. The crowd was very different from the last WWE event I attended in Brisbane, a Smackdown house show a few years ago - a very large proportion of the crowd were children, a big demographic change from last time.
1. Goldust defeated Chavo Guerrero. Goldust got a large pop as the first performer out. Hornswoggle became involved towards the end of the match, and after the match Goldust brought half a dozen kids up from ringside and had them dance around with Hornswoggle for a bit. Never thought I'd see Goldust be a big favorite with little kids, but they clearly had a ball.
2. Maryse defeated Kelly Kelly to retain the Divas Championship. Maryse looked awkward, and won with a DDT. Crowd died down a little for this one.
3. Kofi Kingston pinned William Regal to retain the United States Championship in a triple threat match which also involved MVP. Kofi was a clear favorite with the kids, MVP got a good pop from the young male fans, and William Regal got truly massive heat. Most of this match was Kofi and MVP teaming up on Regal, crowd was very into it.
4. John Cena won a battle royal for the "Brisbane Cup" and a shot at the WWE Championship later tonight. Other participants included Goldust, Chavo Guerrero, Kofi Kingston, WIlliam Regal, MVP, Sheamus, Ted DiBiase, Cody Rhodes, Santino Marelli, Brian Kendrick, Sheamus (who nobody knew), Jamie Noble, Carlito, Primo, The Big Show and HHH. The Big Show was the first main event star to enter, and got a huge pop (he got heat later on), as did HHH and Cena. Lots of funny spots. HHH eliminated the Big Show, who then pulled HHH over the top rope and to the floor, setting up the next match. At the end of the match, DiBiase and Rhodes were left in the ring with Cena, who eliminated them both.
5. HHH defeated The Big Show after two Pedigrees. Crowd was very into this match, but quite a few people were still coming in from the intermission throughout. HHH kicked out of a choke slam, and the Big Show kicked out of the first Pedigree, but was pinned after the second. After the match the Big Show got up and then fell straight backwards, before staggering out like he was knocked out. Overhead lots of comments to the effect that the Big Show is much more impressive live than on TV.
6. John Cena defeated Randy Orton by disqualification in the WWE Championship match. This was a pretty solid match, and the crowd was very into it. Orton kicked out of whatever they call Cena's finisher now (Attitude Adjuster?), Cena kicked out of the RKO. Cena put Orton into the STF, and DiBiase and Rhodes came down to break the hold, ending the match in a DQ. HHH came in to protect Cena from a Legacy beat-down. Legacy left the ring. Cena got on the mike and called Orton a wanker (which doesn't mean what Buck and Dave thought it meant on No Name months ago, just so you know). Orton led Rhodes and DiBiase back into the ring to fight HHH and Cena, but Rhodes and DiBiase ran away, leaving him all alone. Orton then tried to make friends with HHH and Cena, but neither babyface was prepared to be the bigger man, and so laid him out with a Pedigree and an Attitude Adjuster respectively. The show ended with HHH and Cena posing for the crowd in the ring.
All in all it was a very entertaining show and the crowd went home happy, especially the kids. The only complaints I overheard were from people who missed the start of HHH vs The Big Show. The Brisbane Entertainment Centre really struggles when it is filled to capacity, so lots of people were still lining up for the bathroom when this match started - not really WWE's fault.
2009 - New Japan Pro Wrestling ran Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall featuring the following results:
Milano Collection AT & Taichi defeated Jushin Liger & AKIRA in 11:33) when Milano pinned AKIRA with an Inside Cradle.
Tomoaki Honma pinned Toru Yano in 5:44 after hitting a Diving Headbutt.
Hirooki Goto pinned Kazuchika Okada in 7:34 with the Shouten.
Manabu Nakanishi & Takao Omori defeated Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson in 7:03 when Nakanishi used the Dai*Nakanishi German on Anderson.
Yuji Nagata pinned Tomohiro Ishii in 13:02 with a Backdrop Hold.
Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Togi Makabe defeated Shinsuke Nakamura & Takashi Iizuka by DQ in 11:43.
Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tiger Mask defeated Wataru Inoue & Koji Kanemoto in 12:54 when Tanahashi pinned Inoue after hitting the High Fly Flow.
Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt defeated Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles in 21:34 when Devitt pinned Shelley after hitting the Shingata Prince's Throne.
2010 - WWE ran Raw on the USA Network. Richard Trionfo filed the following report:
We are live from Nashville, Tennessee and your announcers are Michael ‘Patton’ Cole and Jerry ‘Jarrett’ Lawler.
The Nexus are in the ring and we have the full contingent this week. Wade Barrett steps forward and he says he was sent an e-mail last week from the Raw General Manager to assemble the Nexus in the ring so they could face the consequences for their actions. Wade tells everyone that he is going to tell them the same thing he told the General Manager. He says that they cannot reveal why they did what they did to Vince McMahon now, but it is part of a bigger picture. Wade says that Mr. McMahon thought he controlled them, but things changed very quickly. Just like everyone else, Vince had no idea what their agenda was.
Skip has something to say about Ricky Steamboat. He says that unlike what they did to Mr. McMahon, what they did to Ricky Steamboat and the legends was done for fun. They found a loophole in the General Manager’s ruling and they exploited it. Skip says that the fans won’t admit it, but they loved every minute of it. They watched like people rubbernecking at an accident. More people are interested in Ricky Steamboat’s DVD than before they attacked him. Ricky should be thanking each of them.
We’ve got mail and the official General Manager E-Mail Reader Michael Cole says that the General Manager has decided on a punishment for the attack on Vince McMahon. None of them can compete for a WWE title until further notice. As of this moment, the rules set forth last week has been lifted.
John Cena’s music plays and the Nexus are ready for a fight as Cena comes out and he looks serious. John tells the seven men in the ring that they have done a lot since they got here, but they haven’t done one thing. That is to get themselves into a fair fight. John says that would make things seven on seven. Randy Orton, R Truth, Evan Bourne, John Morrison, David Hart Smith, and Tyson Kidd come to the ring, but other Raw superstars attack them from behind. Sheamus is joined by Chris Jericho, the Usos, Ted DiBiase, the Miz, and Edge.
|Instead of the Nexus versus Team Cena battle, we have a seven on seven deal with other Raw wrestlers. Cena gives Jey Uso an Attitude Adjustment.
Sheamus tells Cena that he doesn’t get it. Cena tells him that they ruined it.
Sheamus says that maybe they don’t want to take care of them. Sheamus reminds Cena that the Nexus only really likes to attack them. Sheamus says that everyone on the stage supports what Nexus has done. Sheamus says that they respectfully decline Cena’s offer. Sheamus tells everyone in the ring that if they have a brain, they would too.
Randy Orton tells Sheamus that him and Cena aren’t friends and probably will never be, unless they have to. Randy asks Sheamus if he remembers what happened at Fatal Four Way. Orton says that if they cannot finish off Nexus, why not take care of the seven of them.
We have more mail and the e-mail is connected to the arena lights. Cole says that if they want action tonight, they will have it. The eight men in the Money in the Bank match will be in action tonight. John Cena will meet Wade Barrett, but it will be for a handshake and to have a truce.
John Cena says that he would rather knock out Wade Barrett’s teeth.
We have a power surge and the General Manager tells John that he needs John to be the bigger man. If Cena does not comply he will be met with appropriate consequences, and that is the bottom line because the GM says so.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Jerry Lawler talks about the WWE Youtube channel.
Match Number One: John Morrison versus Ted DiBiase with Maryse
Ted with a kick and Morrison with a forearm and kick. Ted tosses Morrison in the air and kicks him in the ribs. Ted stands on Morrison’s chest. Ted with knees to the chest followed by a snap mare and body scissors. Morrison with elbows to get out of the hold. Ted with a waist lock but Morrison with another elbow. Ted with a hot shot to Morrison and he gets a near fall. Ted with a kick to the head. Morrison with punches to Ted but Ted with a kick. Morrison with a rollup and punches to Ted. Morrison with a clothesline followed by a single leg lariat for a near fall. Ted with a power slam for a near fall. Morrison with an enzuigiri and both men are down.
Maryse takes John Morrison’s jacket and gets on the apron. Ted with a thumb to the eye and then Ted with Dream Street for the three count.
Winner: Ted DiBiase
After the match, Maryse puts the jacket on Morrison before they leave.
Vladimir and Santino are walking in the back and Santino says that they are going to be the greatest tag team as Italy and Russia will be together, just like in World War II, but without the Nazis. Kozlov tells Santino that if they don’t win then he will put his boot in Santino’s face.
With the summit between John Cena and Wade Barrett announced, we see highlights from the attack by the Nexus on John Cena.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Slam of the Week: The union between Vladimir Kozlov and Santino Marella forms because of what William Regal did to Santino.
William Regal tells the oxygen thieves that they might have gotten the best of him last week, but he is going to use all of his powers to get revenge on them.
Match Number Two: Santino Marella and Vlaidmir Kozlov versus William Regal and Great Khali with Runjin Singh
Regal and Kozlov start things off and Kozlov with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Kozlov with head butts to the chest and a front face lock. Santino tags in and he goes to the turnbuckles and hits a double sledge from the bottom rope. Santino misses a series of kicks and then he tells Regal to do something. Santino sets for the Cobra but Regal with a forearm followed by knees. Regal with an exploder suplex. Kozlov tags in and Regal with knees and forearms. Kozlov with a spinebuster for the three count.
Winners: Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov
After the match, Khali gets into the ring and he signals for Regal to get up. Santino and Kozlov help Regal up and Khali with a chop to the top of the head. Now is the time on Raw when they dance.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Lawler and Cole talk about the Nexus. Lawler says that he learned that blowing out someone’s candle doesn’t make yours burn brighter. Lawler says that the actions of Nexus was an example of something done by a bunch of punks since they said they did it for fun.
We take a look back at what happened last week between the WWE Legends and Nexus.
We see Arn Anderson in the interview area with Josh Mathews. Josh asks Arn for an update on Ricky’s health. Arn says that it was hard to watch. He says that it is bad for Ricky. The doctors say that it is serious. He says that Ricky is 57 years old and he is one of the good guys.
Sheamus comes up behind Arn and Arn tells Josh he might want to leave. Sheamus asks Arn if he is going to cry. Sheamus points out that Arn used to be the Enforcer, but now he is a pathetic old man.
Arn says that he is not blind like Sheamus is. He tells Sheamus that this is a hostile take over and he is the champion. He tells Sheamus that he needs to put the problems with Orton and Cena or the company will implode. He talks about everyone’s weaknesses.
Sheamus says that Nexus is smarter than the Four Horsemen ever were because they know not to get involved in his business.
Arn tells Sheamus that he is comfortable now. He is the champion of a thriving company, but in a few months he might be a great white shark circling a big mud hole.
Sheamus wonders if Arn got kicked a little too hard.
We go to commercial.
We are back with This Week in WWE History. In case you missed last week’s This Week in History, we take a look back at July 4, 1993 when Lex Luger slammed Yokozuna.
Miz decides to use Truth’s music for his own original rap.
Match Number Three: R Truth versus The Miz
Miz hits Truth with the mic and then he kicks Truth on the floor. Miz sends Truth into the ring steps and ring post. Truth tries to kick Miz but Miz kicks Truth and then he pulls Truth shoulder first into the ring post. Miz punches Truth on the apron and then he kicks Truth in the arm. Miz gets back in the ring and he hyperextends Truth’s arm on the bottom rope.
The referee checks on Truth.
Miz wants to know if Truth is hurt because that is what he wants. Miz says that what he did to Truth is going to happen to everyone who steps in the ring with him. He is going to make it hurt.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of Miz’s attack on R Truth before their match.
It is time for the Cutting Edge starring Edge. He has borrowed some of the furniture from last week’s Peep Show since there are ladders in the ring.
Edge says that he wants a moment of silence for R Truth. He only knew one song but he did it oh so well. Edge wants to address Randy’s comments from earlier. It is true that Nexus attacked him at Fatal Four Way. Edge says that he is smarter than Randy Orton and everyone else here. Why make seven enemies when you can make seven powerful allies. All those guys need is direction. They need someone to steer the ship. He is willing to do that for seven allies who have shown brutality. Edge mentions that he is in the Raw Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Edge points out that the person who had grabbed the briefcase has always become champion. Winning Money in the Bank is equal to winning the WWE Championship. Edge says that he has won twice and neither of his guests have been able to do it. Edge introduces Evan Bourne, but he looks a lot like Chris Jericho tonight. Jericho says that he doesn’t take a back seat to Evan Bourne, the hypocrites, or Edge. Jericho says that he is out here to pander to Nexus so they don’t attack him again. Jericho reminds Edge that he was Wade Barrett’s pro. He is the reason why Barrett won the first season. He was the one who told Barrett to make an impact. Jericho takes credit for all of the chaos that has taken place. Jericho points out that he destroyed Ricky Steamboat last year. Jericho says that he will be the mentor for Nexus. Edge wonders why they would want to listen to a guy who barely beat Evan Bourne last week. Jericho points out that he beat Edge at Wrestlemania.
Edge says that he was too worried about the sheep at Wrestlemania so his mind was clouded. Edge says that the fun begins in two weeks because he owns the Money in the Bank Match. Edge says that he will take care of the champion when he is vulnerable, like after a Steel Cage Match. Jericho tells Edge that he has always idolized him since he started in the WWE. He had long hair, Edge got long hair. Jericho won a title, so Edge won a title. Jericho had a talk show so Edge wanted one. Jericho says that he is the most valuable performer in the company and he cannot be replaced. Jericho says that he will win the Money in the Bank Mach and he tells Edge that he will make sure that Edge never gets a title match.
Edge punches Jericho and then he sets a ladder in the corner and then Jericho with a kick and he puts edge in the Walls of Jericho. Evan Bourne comes out and he hits a springboard double knee. Bourne avoids Jericho and Edge and goes to the floor.
We have a power outage and that means we have e-mail. The General Manager asks the fans if they want some action to say ‘Hell Yeah’. Edge and Chris Jericho will face Evan Bourne and Randy Orton.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Evan Bourne and Randy Orton versus Chris Jericho and Edge
Jericho and Bourne start off and Jericho with a knee and then he sends Bourne into the turnbuckles. Jericho with a forearm but Bourne with a leaping knee and running back elbow followed by a Yakuza kick into the corner for a near fall. Bourne kicks Jericho and then tags in Orton who kicks Jericho followed by European uppercuts in the corner. Orton with a hard Irish whip and Orton with a few push ups and Jericho tags in Edge.
They lock up and Edge with a forearm. Orton with an Irish whip and clothesline followed by a knee drop for a near fall. Orton with the Garvin Stomp to Edge and then he tags in Bourne. Orton with a drop toe hold and Bourne with a baseball slide to Edge. Bourne with kicks to Edge but Edge with a kick of his own and punches. Jericho tags in and Bourne with kicks to the leg followed by a drop kick. Jericho goes to the floor and the referee stops Bourne from going to the floor but Orton looks at Jericho and the referee deals with Orton, allowing Bourne to hit a baseball slide. Bourne with a pescado onto Jericho and then they return to the ring. Bourne with more kicks but Jericho holds on to the ropes and then hits a clothesline. We go to commercial.
We are back and Edge has Bourne in a waist lock. We see footage from the commercial break when Jericho hit a baseball slide that knocked Bourne off the apron. We are back to live action and Bourne with a kick but Edge with Edge-o-Matic and he gets a near fall. Jericho tags in and he hits a double sledge to the ribs followed by a back breaker and he stretches Bourne over his knee. Bourne with kicks to Jericho to get out of the hold. Edge tags in and he keeps Bourne from making the tag to Orton. Edge with a front face lock and then tries for a suplex but Bourne with knees to the head and then Bourne with a kick to get Edge to the mat. Jericho and Orton tag in and Orton with clotheslines and a power slam. Orton sets for the IEDDT on Jericho and he hits it. Orton with the push ups but Edge attacks Orton from behind and Orton punches him. Jericho with an enzuigiri to Orton and both men are down. Edge tags in and he kicks Orton.
Orton struggles to get back to his feet and Jericho punches him from the corner. Jericho tags back in and kicks Orton in the corner. Edge chokes Orton while Jericho is with the referee. Orton fights out of the corner but Jericho with a drop kick for a near fall. Jericho with a snap mare and reverse chin lock. Jericho with a bulldog and then he sets for the Lionsault but Orton moves and Jericho lands face first on the mat. Jericho tries to make the tag and Edge hesitates before tagging in. Bourne tags in and hits a head scissors take down followed by a drop kick and spinning heel kick. Bourne comes off the turnbuckles but he is met with a boot to the chest. Jericho tags in and then he yells at Edge. Bourne with a kick to the head and Edge spears Jericho. Edge goes to the back and then Bourne goes up top for the shooting star press and he hits it and gets the three count.
Winners: Evan Bourne and Randy Orton
The celebration is cut short when Orton taps Bourne on the shoulder and hits the RKO.
If you are a fan of Nexus attacks, we have more footage of their attack on John Cena.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Did You Know that WWE is available in a lot of homes.
Randy Orton is walking in the back and he sees David Otunga, Heath Slater, and Michael Tarver. Otunga says that it isn’t about him. Orton says that it was his opportunity at Fatal Four Way. Tarver says that they were making a statement to the company and they were going to do it at the pay per view. Slater says that they will not interfere in the Money in the Bank Match. Otunga says that they cannot promise that the same thing will happen in the Steel Cage Match. Otunga says that something could happen after the match when the cage raises. He says that it is not a good thing when one of them is in a holy war with the Nexus.
Orton thinks it over and tells them to get out of his face.
Michael Cole mentions a SuperShow tomorrow night in Atlanta, and that is the home of Wrestlemania. A feature of recent Wrestlemanias is the Money in the Bank Match. We have a spot open in the Raw match since R Truth is now out of the match.
We run through the card for Money in the Bank.
Josh Mathews is in the interview area and he says that the General Manager announced another title match. David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd will defend against Jimmy and Jey Uso.
The challengers join Josh. They say that it is the chance of a lifetime. He bets his brother $1,000 that Josh cannot tell which Uso he is talking to. Tamina tells Josh which one is which. She says that Josh is just like the Hart Dynasty . . . he is ignorant. Jey says that next week they will know what the Usos and Tamina are all about.
Alicia Fox stops by and she says that it has been two weeks since she won the title and she has not been interviewed once. She wonders if it is because nobody cares what she has to say or because the Divas Title is not worth anything. Alicia says that she will answer the question that he is meaning to ask. She says that it was not a fluke that she won the title at the pay per view.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a SummerSlam Recall: Bret Hart versus Davey Boy Smith at Summerslam from Wembley Stadium.
We see the footage from the Divas Title Match at Fatal Four Way when Alicia won the title.
Match Number Four: Alicia Fox versus Eve Torres for the Divas Title
They lock up and Alicia with a punch but Eve with a few drop kicks and a clothesline for a near fall. Eve with a hip toss to Alicia and Alicia appears to have injured her ankle. The referee keeps Eve away and then Alicia tells the referee that she is okay. Alicia with a kick and axe kick for the three count.
Winner: Alicia Fox
It is time for more from the Nexus attack on John Cena.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Randy Orton will face Edge next week on Raw.
Wade Barrett comes to the ring for the historic handshake summit. Wade tells John Cena that earlier tonight the Raw General Manager wanted them to meet in the ring to shake hands and enter into a truce. Wade says that everything they have done has a purpose but it is unfortunate that John Cena has been in the middle of it. Wade wants Cena to come out.
John Cena comes out and he looks around as he makes his way to the ring for the most important handshake in the history of sports entertainment this week.
Wade tells Cena that they caused him some harm and cost him his WWE Title. He tells Cena that they are not in his future plans. Wade says that he wants to put everything behind them and be able to move on. Wade says that the Nexus Seven will be here for a long time. They can make it easy or a lot harder. He tells Cena that the choice is his.
Cena says that if they shake hands, it all stops. He doesn’t have to look over his shoulder again. Cena says the General Manager wanted this truce, but does Barrett mean it? If they shake hands, it stops.
John offers his hand but pulls it back. Cena says why stop when they are having so much fun. Cena talks about the future and then he tells Barrett to stuff everything up his Nexus. Cena says that he is looking forward to the future when he takes Barrett and the rest of the Nexus down. Cena doesn’t care if he has help, but he will take care of each of them.
Barrett says that what they have done to Cena in the past is nothing compared to what they can do to him in the future. Barrett says that they took care of the former General Manager and the Chairman already. Barrett tells Cena that if he doesn’t shake his hand, he will face some severe consequences.
Barrett puts out his hand and Cena thinks about it. Cena shakes his hand and then he pulls Barrett close and he gets Barrett up for the Attitude Adjustment but the Nexus come to the ring and it is seven on one.
Evan Bourne and John Morrison come out separately and they are stopped. Mark Henry leads a cornucopia of other wrestlers and the Nexus are gone except for Darren Young.
We’ve got mail and Michael Cole puts on his reading glasses.
The General Manager says that he wanted peace but if things don’t stop there will be consequences.
In the ring, John Cena has Darren Young in the STF while the Raw Superstars block the ring.
There is more mail and the General Manager tells John Cena that he will have to face the Nexus next week in a seven on one match.
Young reaches for the ropes and Cena figures it can’t get worse so he punches and kicks Young before connecting with a European uppercut and clothesline. Cena throws Young into the ring post.
Cena takes the ring steps and hits Young in the head with them. Cena picks up Young and sends Darren over the announce table and then pushes it on top of Young.
2010 - ROH broadcast ROH on HDNet. Stu Carapola filed the following report:
Welcome to this week's ROH On HDNet Report, here on PWInsider.com!
We open the show with a video package looking back at the events of Death Before Dishonor VIII in Toronto, as the Kings Of Wrestling defeated the Briscoes to retain the ROH World Tag Team Title. Speaking of the champs, they will take on the Dark City Fight Club tonight, and the American Wolves will face the team of Roderick Strong & Christopher Daniels!
And it looks like we're heading right to the ring...
Dark City Fight Club vs Kings Of Wrestling
This match is non-title, in case you were wondering. The crowd is really behind the Kings Of Wrestling. Hero and Chavis have a shoving match to start, and Chavis runs over Hero with a shoulderblock and slams him. Hero quickly tags out to Claudio, and Chavis tags Jon Davis in. The two men tie up and neither gets an advantage, so Davis sends Claudio into the ropes, Claudio comes back with a shoulderblock but nobody moves. Now Davis with a shuolderblock backs Claudio up but doesn't go down. Davis tries a crossbody but Claudio catches him and hits a tilt a whirl suplex. Now Claudio goes up top and tries a crossbody of his own but Davis catches and slams him. Tag back out to Chavis and Claudio gets in a couple of shots and takes Chavis to the corner where he tags in Hero, but Hero doesn't fare very well either and gets double teamed by the DCFC, who hit their double team guillotine legdrop for 2. Hero tags back out to Claudio and he gets taken back to the DCFC corner and double teamed as well. Chavis with a back elbow and a tag back out to Davis, and they go for the Hart Attack leg lariat, but Shane Hagadorn grabs Davis' foot from the outside, allowing the KOW to double team Chavis and toss him to the floor. Davis chases Claudio out to ringside, but Hero blindsides him with a forearm and drops him chest first on the ring apron. Hero tosses Davis back in the ring and covers for 2. Tag back out to Claudio and they straitjacket slam Davis into the corner and Claudio follows with a running European Uppercut. Hero tags in and hits a senton for 2. Claudio back in and goes for a bicycle kick, but accidentally nails Hero and Davis takes Claudio's head off with a spinning lariat and makes the hot tag to Chavis, who comes in and cleans house. Chavis with a Sky High on Hero and then a spinning sideslam for 2. Tag back out to Davis and now they hit the Hart Attack leg lariat for 2. Blind tag to Hero and Claudio bails to the floor just as Hero comes in and hits a running Yakuza Kick to Davis for 2. Chavis tries to make the save but Claudio lays him out with a clothesline. Davis hits the Pounce to send Claudio to the floor, but Hero nails Davis from behind and hits the Deathblow for 2. Hero puts on the loaded elbow pad, but before he gets a chance to use it, the Briscoes run in and attack Hero to draw the DQ.
Winners: Kings Of Wrestling by DQ
Jay Briscoe Awesome Bombs a security guy to the floor, then gives another the Jay Driller.
We go to a video package looking back at last week's Tyler Black-El Generico match and the postmatch shenanigans involving Kevin Steen. Kyle Durden is backstage and wants to get some words with Tyler Black, but he is interrupted by Prince Nana, who sends us to a video package of the Necro Butcher discussing his injuries and financial hardship, followed by Necro turning heel and joining the Embassy at the expense of Rasche Brown. Back to Nana and Durden, and Durden asks how Nana was able to pull this off. Nana calls Rasche a fool for not accepting his offer, and then says look what happened: Necro Butcher took his spot.
Still to come, the American Wolves take on Roderick Strong & Christopher Daniels, but first, let's head back to the ring...
Daizee Haze vs Jamilia Craft
This is referred to as a "Women Of Honor" match, so I guess the SHIMMER name is no more in ROH Land. Daizee with a go behind, arm wringer, and a legsweep to take Jamilia down. Daizee continues working the arm and takes her over with a hammerlock throw. Daizee with another hammerlock takeover and switches it up to a headscissors. Craft rolls through and reverses to a side headlock. Daizee tries to fire her off into the ropes but Craft holds onto the headlock and puts the brakes on. Dave Prazak then contradicts me by mentioning that Craft recently made her debut in SHIMMER. Daizee backs Craft to the corner and rams some shoulderblocks into the midsection, then whips her across the ring and catches her with a dropkick, then takes her back down with the arm. Craft tries to make the ropes, but Daizee holds onto the arm and drops a series of knees onto the shoulder. Craft finally makes the ropes, but Daizee goes right back to the wristlock, rams a series of shoulderblocks into the arm of Craft, and then locks Craft in a hammerlock/half nelson combo. Daizee goes for a slam but Craft slips out the back and hits an inverted DDT, then starts firing rights at Daizee. Craft ducks a clothesline and hits a flying clothesline of her own. Craft with a spinning side suplex for 2, but hesitates and Daizee nails her with a heart punch and a Tiger Suplex for the win.
Winner: Daizee Haze
I was impressed, I knew Daizee could do the high flying and Rey Mysterio-esque underdog schtick, but I had no idea she was such a good technical wrestler, too. You learn something new every day, I guess. Solid TV debut for Jamilia, but you could tell that it was a very basic match just to get her some TV exposure.
We go to a video package looking at the recent Lynn/Delirious vs All Night Express match, and coming out of that, next week we'll see a six man tag pitting Delirious, Jerry Lynn, and Tyler Black against Austin Aries, Kenny King, and Rhett Titus.
But right now, let's go backstage to Kyle Durden, who is with Christopher Daniels. Daniels is confused, because for all his bravado about being the best, Davey Richards is putting a lot of obstacles between them. First he sends Eddie Edwards after him in New York, and then he wants a tag match so he can hide behind Eddie again. But Daniels got the best partner he could find in Roderick Strong, and he'll see Davey in the ring where he'll prove that Christopher Daniels is the Best In The World.
We go to a message that was paid for by the NWO...er, I mean the Embassy. It features Shawn Daivari, who says he has been in ROH long enough to see the corrupt way the ROH office runs things, so he's aligned himself with Prince Nana, a man who knows how to deal with the politics in this company. Now, nobody is going to be able to stop Shawn Daivari.
It's main event time!
American Wolves vs Christopher Daniels & Roderick Strong
Daniels and Eddie start, and Eddie tries to overpower Daniels with a top wristlock but switches it up to a side headlock. Daniels reverses to an armbar, and they do a reversal sequence and end up with a stalemate. Eddie goes back to the headlock, Daniels fires him into the ropes and Eddie catches him with a shoulderblock and a vertical suplex for 2. Eddie with a stiff chop, then comes off the ropes and runs right into a leg lariat by Daniels. Daniels tags out to Roderick, who comes in and puts the boots to Eddie and takes a shot at Davey on the apron. Eddie tries to nail Roderick from behind but Roderick gets the elbow up and gets a rolling fireman's carry for 2, then a series of armdrags and both men hit a boot to the other at the same time. Edde tags Davey in and Roderick tags Daniels in, and we're finally getting Davey and Daniels in the ring. Daniels goes to work on the arm, but Davey cartwheels out and reverses to a fireman's carry into a wristlock. Daniels rolls through and picks a single leg, then cartwheels over Davey on a drop down and takes Davey down with an armbar. Davey sends Daniels to the ropes and Daniels goes for a sunset flip, Davey counters to a kick, but Daniels rolls him up for 2, Davey reverses to a rollup of his own for 2, Daniels reverses to a backslide for 2, and then Davey kicks him in the chest. Daniels responds with a stiff forearm of his own, and a shoving match ensues. Daniels off the ropes with a shoulderblock, and Eddie takes a shot at Daniels from the outside, allowing Davey to nail Daniels from behind. Eddie tags in and they hit a double team elbow on Daniels for 1. Eddie kicks Roderick off the apron and tags out to Davey, who starts going to work on Daniels' knee with kicks and an Indian Deathlock, but Daniels makes the ropes. Eddie back in and he chokes Daniels in the corner with his boot, then starts kicking at the knee himself and wraps the leg around the ropes. Eddie charges Daniels in the corner, but Daniels gets the boot up and tags in Roderick, who starts laying in the heavy shots on Eddie. Roderick nails Davey off the apron again and gets a running boot to the face of Eddie for 2. Tag back out to Daniels, who hits a running clothesline for 2. Another quick tag to Roderick, who comes in with a vertical suplex on Eddie for 2. Roderick rams Eddie into the corner and then just pummels Eddie in the corner. Daniels tags back in and he gets a vertical suplex for 2. Another tag out to Roderick, but Eddie nails him and tags Davey in, and Davey walks right into a dropkick to the mouth for 2. Davey winds up in the wrong corner and gets beat up, Davey reverses a corner whip but Roderick gets the boot up, then goes up top himself but Eddie catches him with an enziguiri and Davey yanks him off the top into an Alarm Clock, then tosses Roderick to the floor where he gets beaten up by Eddie. Eddie tosses him back in where Davey unloads with more kicks and then tags in Eddie, who does more of the same. Roderick fights his way out of the corner and dives to make the tag, but Eddie catches him in midair and rams him back into the Wolves corner. Davey tags in and mouths off to Daniels, then tries a suplex on Roderick, Roderick slips out the back and gets a gourdbuster, then makes the hot tag. Daniels comes in like a house of fire and goes to work on Eddie with forearms and a leg lariat, then an STO for 2. Daniels with a running high knee on Eddie in the corner and a Death Valley Driver for 2. Daniels whipped to the corner but gets the boot up and then backdrops Davey to the apron, but they hit their double enziguiri and then Davey with a flying dropkick from the top allows Eddie to roll Daniels up for 2. Davey with a sliding kick to the leg of Daniels and Eddie gets the Achilles Lock. Davey with a diving headbutt from the top while Daniels is still in the hold, but then Roderick comes in, nails Davey, then hits the uranage backbreaker. Daniels tags in Roderick and he goes toe to toe with Davey, then hits the half nelson backbreaker for 2. Roderick goes for the gutbuster, but Davey escapes. Roderick with an enziguiri and then hits the gutbuster for 2. Roderick and Davey go toe to toe again, and Davey starts firing a series of kicks at Roderick, then the handspring enziguiri for 2. Davey goes for a German Suplex, Roderick fights his way out, but then eats a slew of kicks from both Wolves and Davey covers for 2. Davey goes for the DR Driver, but Roderick backdrops out, then hits an enziguiri and tags out to Daniels, who comes in with a series of punches and a Blue Thunder Driver on Davey for 2. Daniels goes for the Angel's Wings but Davey escapes and goes for the DR Driver, Daniels reverses out of that but Davey catches him in the anklelock, and Daniels makes the ropes. Davey with more kicks on Daniels, but Daniels comes back with forearms and palmstrikes, Davey catches Daniels with an Alarm Clock, but Daniels gets Davey with a uranage. Eddie blocks the BME, but Daniels knocks him to the floor and tries the move again, but Davey has had time to recover and hits a German Suplex off the top for the win.
Winners: American Wolves
AWESOME MATCH. I was really surprised to see Daniels take the fall before he and Davey had a singles match, but it was a good segment and made me look forward to seeing them go at it one-on-one. Meanwhile, Roderick is standing at ringside looking frustrated over yet another disappointing loss, then gets in the ring and gets in Daniels' face. They argue it out as the announcers say again that Roderick can't trust anyone.
Really good episode this week, I like that they kept the focus in the ring instead of killing us with backstage segments. The main event was great, and the KOW-DCFC match was really good too. I would have liked a little bit more coverage of Death Before Dishonor VIII, but I guess we'll get more in the weeks to come.
2011 - Scott Hall checked himself in to a Florida jail today to begin his 10-day sentence stemming from a drunken arrest in 2010. He has to serve 10 days but with credit for time served should be out in 8.
2011 - WWE ran Brisbane, Australia. Peter Ayre filed the following report:
Here is a report from tonight's show. Overall, the wrestling was very good. It wasn't sold out, but there was a good crowd.
The show opened with The Brisbane Cup Battle Royal. The winner got a WWE Title shot later in the show. CM Punk did a promo before the match saying he would win the match and he did.
Kelly Kelly and Beth Phoenix beat The Bellas.
Evan Bourne beat Jack Swagger.
Rey Mysterio beat The Miz with the 619.
Kelly Kelly hosted the dance off. I went to get some food.
David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty beat Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov to retain the WWE Tag Titles.
Dolph Ziggler beat Kofi Kingston to retain the United States Title with a roll up. Dolph went to attack Kofi after the match but got hit with Trouble in Paradise.
John Cena beat CM Punk in a long match, almost a half hour. It seemed like they were preparing for the PPV here. Very good match.
After the match Punk did a promo putting over Cena for his work ethic and took a shot at The Rock. Cena then did a promo putting over Punk. It was interesting.
2011 - WWE broadcast NXT. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:
We are live on tape from Tucson, Arizona and your announcers are Todd ‘Kenny Lofton’ Grisham and William ‘Steve Kerr’ Regal. Your hosts are Matt ‘Sean Elliot’ Striker and Maryse.
Matt and Maryse are in the ring and Maryse welcome her rookie to the ring.
Young and O’Neil are still not happy that Derrick Bateman is back on NXT. Matt reminds everyone that they are looking for redemption because that means you get to be on Season Six. Matt says that there is no immunity but we have Redemption Points. Titus has 22 Points. Darren Young has 7 Points. Derrick Bateman has 0 Points.
Matt tells us that the redemption points will be the tiebreaker.
It is time for the Talk the Talk Challenge and it is worth three points. The topic is winning NXT.
Darren Young goes first and he says that there is a problem. There were supposed to be two finalists. However, NXT threw a swerveball at him and Titus and they bring back Derrick Bateman. For seventeen weeks, he has proven that he belongs here. He is going to win without a pro and he will do it himself.
Titus O’Neil is next and he says that he understands why Darren is back that they brought back the knockoff Andy Samberg back, but he does not care. Titus says that he has dominated in the ring, on the mic, and in the challenges. Titus says that he has so many Redemption Points that he can make it rain. Titus tells Derrick that whoever wins NXT will have earned it instead of joining in the middle of the competition.
Derrick Bateman says that the Andy Samberg comment was creative. It is almost as creative as his talent. Derrick says that Titus was telling him how much better the Gators were than the Arizona Wildcats. Derrick says that if he was in the same situation as Darren Young, he would be angry that he was back on NXT after main eventing SummerSlam and being in Nexus. Him and Daniel Bryan are the biggest thing on the internet and he says that they are the biggest thing since kitten videos.
Maryse ask the WWE Universe who should win and the winner is Titus O’Neil.
Todd asks Regal about Derrick Bateman being back on NXT and Regal says that after their performances, they should be sacked.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see the footage from last week when Tyson Kidd broke the Yoshi Tatsu action figure in the locker room.
Tyson comes to the ring with the leg of Yoshi’s action figure around his neck on a chain.
Match Number One: Yoshi Tatsu versus Tyson Kidd in an It doesn’t matter what show this is on, hooray for this feud Match
Tyson backs into the ropes to get under Yoshi’s skin. Kidd continues to retreat from Kidd but Kidd with a kick. Yoshi with a flying double knee into the corner followed by more knees to Yoshi followed by a kick to the back. Yoshi with Kawada kicks to the head followed by a round kick and Kidd goes to the floor.
They fight on the floor and Kidd with a kick. Yoshi sends Kidd into the ringside barrier and he chops Kidd repeatedly before they return to the ring. Kidd with a kick to Yoshi and he sends Yoshi into the turnbuckles. Kidd with a kick to the head and the referee warns Tyson. Yoshi with an Irish whip but Kidd moves when Yoshi tries for a running forearm. Kidd with a rollup for a near fall. Yoshi with a chop to Kidd and then he tries to suplex Kidd to the floor but Kidd goes to the apron. Kidd with a shoulder. They fight on the apron and Kidd hooks his foot on the ropes. Kidd with a kick and a drop kick on the apron that sends Yoshi into the ring post.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Kidd with a kick to the head followed by punches to the head. Kidd with a kick to the upper back and he gets a near fall. Kidd with his knee in Yoshi’s back while he stretches him. Kidd with a knee to the back but Yoshi with a lateral press to counter a suplex attempt. Kidd with a kick and drop kick to the back and Kidd gets a near fall. Kidd chokes Yoshi in the ropes.
Kidd with a neck breaker and he gets another near fall. Kidd locks the arms as he tries to wear down Yoshi. Kidd with an elbow to the head and he returns to work on the arms. Yoshi with a kick and punch but Kidd with a sunset flip but Yoshi rolls through and Yoshi with a kick but Kidd hits Yoshi in the throat to stop him.
Yoshi with chops to Kidd and then he turns it into kicks and Kidd goes down. Yoshi with a rolling mare and then he hits a kick to the chest for a near fall. Yoshi goes up top for the spinning heel kick but Kidd is able to get up and he leaps to the turnbuckles but Yoshi with a gourdbuster. Yoshi hits the spinning heel kick from the top turnbuckle but Kidd kicks out at two.
Yoshi wants Kidd to get up for a clothesline but Kidd with a drop kick to the knee followed by a back heel kick and swinging fisherman’s buster for the three count.
Winner: Tyson Kidd
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Derrick Bateman video package. He reminds us that he was in Season 4. He says that he finished third in the soap box derby and he raised a new cat. He is on Season Five for Redemption. Some say it might not be fair. Is he fair he got fired before the finale of his season in his home town? Derrick says that he saw doubt in Darren and Titus’ faces. Derrick says that he doesn’t do a dog bark, but he has a personality. He also says that he has a pro. He has the greatest pro in professionalism.
Hornswoggle has a bouquet of a lot of rotten things for Maryse and Titus tells him to let it go. Things haven’t work so far. Hornswoggle gives it to Maryse and she says that Hornswoggle is so cute. She says that she loves flowers and she wants to know how he got them. Maryse tells Hornswoggle that this deserves a kiss and then she hits Hornswoggle over the head with the bouquet and she walks away. Titus tells him to let it go and there are other women around for him.
Match Number Two: Darren Young and Titus O’Neil versus Daniel Bryan and Derrick Bateman
Bateman and Young start things off and they lock up. Young with a punch in the corner followed by a kick. Bateman with a kick and drop kicks to Young. Young goes to the floor and Bateman with a clothesline and then he mocks Titus’ dog bark. Bateman makes the cover but his foot was under the rope. Bryan tags in and hits a double sledge from the top turnbuckle. Bryan works on the arm followed by a knee to the midsection. Bryan gets a near fall. Bateman tags back in and he goes up top and hits a double sledge.
Young hot shots Bateman on the top rope and both men are down. Young with a short arm clothesline and Titus is tagged in. Titus with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Titus chokes Derrick in the ropes and then he hits an elbow drop followed by a short arm clothesline. Titus barks because he wants to. Derrick with chops and punches to Titus but Titus with a knee to stop Derrick.
Young tags in and he snap mares Bateman and connects with forearms to the chest and then he applies a reverse chin lock. Derrick with a head lock take down but Young gets a near fall.
Young runs Derrick into the corner and Titus tags in. Titus with elbows in the corner but Derrick with a chop. Titus slams Derrick and gets a near fall. Titus with a front face lock and Young is tagged in and he kicks Derrick in the corner. Darren punches Derrick but he moves out of the way and Young accidentally knocks Titus off the apron.
Bryan tags in and he flips over Darren in the corner and he hits a flying clothesline. Bryan with a running drop kick into the corner and he gets a near fall. Bryan with a snap front chancery suplex. Bryan goes up top and he hits the diving head butt and gets a near fall.
Young with a standing switch but Bryan with an elbow. Young with a kick but Bateman tags in and he takes Young down with a drop kick. Bryan knocks Titus off the apron with a drop kick and then Bateman gets the three count on Young.
Winners: Derrick Bateman and Daniel Bryan
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to take a look back at what happened at the end of Raw between John Cena and Vince McMahon.
We go to credits.
2012 - TNA broadcast Impact Wrestling, featuring the debut of Kenny King and other new X-Division talents. Stu Carapola filed the following TV report:
Welcome to the Impact Wrestling Report here on PWInsider.com!
Bully Ray kicks off the show by coming out to the ring to announce that he is officially going live on Twitter. The crowd chants that he sucks, but he says they'll change his mind with he's trending worldwide, and plugs his Twitter at @RealBully5150. Joseph Park grew a backbone and slapped him in the face, but he wants Joseph Park to get his ass out there right now. Park comes out with a determined look on his face, and Bubba says that Park slapped him in the face and challenged him to a match, so if he wants a piece of Bubba, he's got it because Bubba accepts his match. Park wants to give Bubba some free legal advice: in law, they have a thing called a precedent, and the precedent was set when he beat Bubba at Slammiversary. Bubba pushes Bubba and says that he can take his precedent and shove it up his-wait a minute, Park's done listening, he's sick of Bubba pushing his will on everyone, and he's going to continue the precedent next week and beat Bubba again. Bubba makes sure that it's the same as Slammiversary and it's Anything Goes, and Bubba says that if he was Park, he'd be worried about...a restraining order Bubba got against his brother Abyss. If Abyss sets foot anywhere near Bubba, he's going to have Abyss sent to jail to rot for the rest of his life. Park looks moderately caught off guard by that, and looks even more caught off guard when Bubba cheapshots him from behind and lays him out.
Hulk Hogan and Austin Aries are backstage and Hogan says Aries is three days away from the biggest night of his life, and he'll need that X Division Title back. Aries says he'll do it as long as there's no shenanigans, and Hogan says that he wants Aries to go get the other one because he needs to make a statement.
We look back at last week's Impact Wresting when Christopher Daniels dropped the bomb that AJ Styles is the father of Claire's bastard child, and then we learn that AJ is going to respond to these allegations later tonight. We then go to footage shot earlier tonight where Dixie was sitting around with her agents and talking about new X Division talent they're very high on. The Mystery Cameraman asks Dixie Carter if she's spoken to Claire, and she says she hasn't. The Mystery Cameraman continues to show that nobody in the company has any respect for Dixie by continuing to press her while she does everything but tell him to get lost before he needs to start looking for work.
TV Title Match: Devon vs Crimson
Crimson attacks Devon before the bell and tries a quick rollup with a handful of tights, then another, but only gets 2. Crimson with a back elbow and cradles Devon with his feet on the ropes, but still only gets 2. Crimson with a snapmare and a diving lariat for 2 as we find out that Bully Ray is in fact trending on Twitter, but Devon nearly breaks Crimson in half with a spear. Now Devon is on the offensive, hitting a series of clotheslines and running back elbows, a running splash in the corner, but he comes off the ropes right into a hard clothesline from Crimson. Crimson again tries to pin Devon with a handful of tights, but he hits the ropes and walks into the spinebuster to give Devon the win.
Madison Rayne comes out looking super horny and stares at Devon, then goes over and crawls onto referee Earl Hebner, making out with him in the corner and then walking off as Taz makes jokes about Hebner being scared stiff by Madison.
Chris Sabin is backstage, and he's...HOBBLING!
We're back, and Chris Sabin is in the ring on crutches and looking really pissed off. He says that he's had a lot on his mind the last few weeks because he always dreamed about becoming a professional wrestler, and his dream has turned into a nightmare. It wasn't until he got home and talked with his friends and loved ones that they told him he shouldn't do this anymore and he ought to consider retiring and doing something else with his life. Sabin says it didn't stop there, because a few days ago, the doctor looked him right in the eyes and told him that he came back from one ACL reconstruction, but two is too much and he should consider retiring and finding something else to do with his life. Bobby Roode's music hits, and the World Champion comes out wiping faux tears from his eyes. Roode says this is such a sad story and after all the years they've known each other, to see him come out here on crutches, with a knee brace, and wearing sunglasses, he thinks it's pathetic. Just like every other X Division wrestler in the company, he's pathetic. He pisses and moans about his injuries, Jesse Sorensen's walking around with a broken neck, and all the X Division wrestlers are the same because they risk it all every day and get nothing in return. Speaking of risks, the poster child of their division is going to risk it all when he gives up the X Division Title and gets in the ring to challenge the It Factor for the World Title. When it's all said and done, A Double will be just like Chris Sabin: Taking all the risk, getting no reward, and having his career ended just like that...or just like this. Roode kicks Sabin's leg out from under him. Roode taunts Sabin and tells him to go ahead and fight back, but Roode stomps on Sabin's knee again and runs off when Aries runs out to make the save.
X Division Tournament Qualifier: Dakota Darsow vs Flip Cassanova
Darsow and Cassanova go toe to toe until Darsow hits a big clothesline to make Cassanova SMASH INTO SMITHEREENS. Cassanova drop toeholds Darsow onto the bottom rope and then slingshots over the ropes into a baseball slide, then hits a leaping forearm SMASH in the corner. Cassanova with a standing moonsault into a vertical splash for 2. That didn't look like it felt good, nor did the textbook dropkick Darsow drilled Cassanova with before sitting on top of him and repeatedly drilling him in the face with right hands. Cassanova does more springboard flippy stuff and uses a headscissors to send Darsow out to the floor. Cassanova kicks Darsow square in the mouth and comes off the rope with a twisting dive. They go back in where Cassanova comes off the top rope with a crossbody, but Darsow rolls through and hits a series of stomps and an elbowdrop for 2. Darsow goes for a moonsault and misses, and we see that his face is covered with blood from that kick as Cassanova goes up top for a shooting star press into another vertical splash square onto Darsow's chest for the win.
Winner: Flip Cassanova
If I were Dakota Darsow, I would seriously kick the shit out of Flip Kendrick when I got back to the locker room for the sloppy ass way he wrestled that match. Seriously, Cassanova potatoed Darsow like three or four times, and I realized on the replay of the finish that he kicked Darsow in the face again on the way down before his ass landed on Darsow's sternum.
Brooke Tessmacher is backstage saying that she'll beat Gail Kim next week like he would have if Gail were here tonight, but instead, she'll now get to team with her BFF Tara. Tara tells her Boo that Brooke makes her and everyone else who ever held that title proud.
We look back at last week when Taeler Hendrix earned her TNA contract, and then we go back to the ring!
Gail Kim & Madison Rayne vs Tara & Boo
Madison blindsides Brooke before the bell and knocks her out to the floor, then goes after her and rams her right into the guardrail. Back into the ring, Madison covers Brooke and gets 2, then tags in Gail Kim, who unloads on Brooke with some martial arts kicks and hard forearms. Gail comes off the ropes with a high impact clothesline, then hits a kneestrike to the sternum. Brooke fires back with right hands and seems to catch Gail with a good one to the breadbasket, but Gail quickly regains control with a back elbow. She comes off the second rope with a crossbody, but Brooke moves out of the way and brawls over to the corner to tag in Tara, who goes to work on Madison Rayne. Tara with a series of clotheslines and a snap suplex, then a cyclone side suplex gets 2. Tara goes for the Widow's Peak, Gail tries to come in but Tara boots her in the face and rams Madison into Gail to send her to the outside before hitting the Widow's Peak on Madison. Instead of going for the cover, she tags in Boo so she can hit the Pepsi Twist, and that's all she wrote.
Winners: Tara & Boo
AJ Styles is backstage, and he's...WALKING!
We go to a video package with James Storm talking about how he let himself down when he lost at Lockdown, and he watched the match over and over wondering what he could have done, but now the Bound For Glory Series is coming up and it's his chance to prove that he belongs at the top. He knows where Jeff Hardy has been, but friendship doesn't pay his bills and he's going to bring it because he knows Hardy will. We then go backstage to James Storm as he's warming up for tonight's match.
We go out to the ring where AJ Styles (who, by the way, is also on Twitter) comes out to the ring to respond to the allegations of Christopher Daniels. AJ says that he was accused of an affair with Dixie Carter, and Daniels had all kinds of evidence because a picture is worth a thousand words, but those words were wrong. Now he wants to accuse him of being the father of Claire's child, and he doesn't know what Daniels is after, but...oh wait, here come Daniels and Frankie Kazarian. Kazarian can't believe that AJ just said he doesn't get it, but what he does get is he gets junkie whores pregnant, and even after last week when he tries to knock some sense into AJ's thick, redneck skull, AJ doesn't grasp the severity of the situation. AJ says he's going to get his redneck hands around Kazarian's neck and tear his throat out, but Daniels says he has proof that AJ is the father of Claire's baby. AJ tells him to shut up because it's not about Dixie or Claire, it's about Daniels and AJ because Daniels wanted the match with AJ last year at Destination X, and Daniels proved what a jealous prick he is when AJ got his hand raised. The difference between last year and this year is that AJ wanted to match, and it's a Last Man Standing match. Daniels is no man, and AJ is going to prove it by shutting Daniels up once and for all at Destination X.
The Mystery Cameraman is backstage asking Hulk Hogan about his prediction for the main event of Destination X, but some scruffy dude with a beard comes in to toss an envelope on Hogan's desk and say that they're not cowards, and they've got something for Hogan. Hogan opens the envelope and there's two aces and two eights with one card face down taped to a piece of paper, with a note saying they'll see Hogan next week.
Jeff Hardy is backstage getting ready for tonight's main event, and now we go to a video package with Jeff Hardy talking about what being in the BFG Series means to him.
X Division Tournament Qualifier: Kenny King vs Lars Only
King ties up and backs Only to the corner, breaks clean, and they go back and forth with some chain wrestling until King hits a Japanese whizzer. Only slaps King in the face, then gets an armdrag, drop toeholds King into the middle rope, and comes in with a running crossbody. Only slides out to the floor and hits a sliding enziguiri to King for 2, then dropkicks King out to the floor and he hits the ropes, but King quickly slides back in and nearly takes Only's head off with a leg lariat for 2. Only with a small package for 2, then King takes Only out with a clothesline and dumps him out to the floor. King smirks at the camera before going out to the floor and comes off the apron with a twisting senton that squishes Only and lands King on the back of his head. Rough night for these X Division guys! They go back inside where King hits the cartwheel kick for 2, but misses the slingshot legdrop off the bottom rope. Only with a fiery clothesline/back elbow comeback, and a flying headscissors just barely sends King awkwardly out to the floor. Only swings around the ringpost to hit another flying headscissors, then goes inside and rolls King up with a schoolboy for 2. Only goes to the second rope for a tornado DDT, King blocks, and I don't know what they were trying to do but they blew the spot and Only covered for an unimpressive 2. Only and King go to the second rope, Only shoves King off backward and King cartwheels backward and lands on his feet, then he leaps up with an enziguiri and DRILLS Only with the Royal Flush for the win.
Winner: Kenny King
Christy Hemme catches up with King after the match and asks how it feels to be going to Destination X, and he says he came here to make an impact, and this Sunday at Destination X, a King will be crowned.
James Storm and Jeff Hardy are backstage, and their match is up NEXT!
We go to a video package of Austin Aries talking about how he was 150 pounds when he got into the business and was never going to get a job because he was 6'4", but he's done what he needed to do to get ahead. While Bobby Roode's been winning with beer bottles, he's been winning with brainbusters, and he wants to use his current accomplishments to move on to greater accomplishments. Until he reaches that goal, he can't rest on any laurels. We then go backstage to Aries and King sharing a big hug, and King says he wants to follow in Aries' footsteps. Aries says if he keeps wrestling like that, he'll be a champion before too long. I assume he means in TNA. The Mystery Cameraman (who has been a real pain in the ass tonight) asks Aries if he's still planning to hand over the belt to Hogan tonight, and Aries says that Hogan will have the belt in his hand by 10pm.
We look at the Bound For Glory Series scoreboard, and James Storm (also on Twitter) is still in first place, with Samoa Joe in second and Brutus Magnus in third. Let's go to the ring for more action in the Bound For Glory Series!
Bound For Glory Series: James Storm vs Jeff Hardy
They tie up and Storm quickly goes to the arm, Hardy reverses to an arm wringer of his own and tries for the Twist of Fate right away, but Storm twists away and goes for the Last Call. Hardy dodges that, then sends Storm to the ropes but gets taken down with a shoulderblock. Now Hardy comes off the ropes and takes Storm down with a shoulderblock, Storm snapmares Hardy for 2, Hardy sweeps Storm's leg and covers for 2 as we're informed that Kenny King is trending on Twitter. Storm and Hardy fight over a top wristlock, Hardy slips out and hits the ropes and again dodges Storm's superkick and dumps Storm to the floor. Hardy lets Storm take a long 9 to clear his head and break the momentum. Storm slowly makes his way back to the ring apron, Hardy tries to charge Storm but Storm drops back to the floor as the crowd is going nuts for both men. The crowd is definitely a lot more audible tonight that usual. They tie up and are at a stalemate as we go to commercial.
We're back, and Hardy has Storm down in a rear chinlock. Storm backs Hardy to the corner and rams shoulderblocks to the breadbasket, but Hardy leapfrogs Storm into a flying headscissors and drops a leg for 2. Storm turns it around with a series of clotheslines, but Hardy with clotheslines of his own. Hardy with a double leg takedown, legdrop splits the uprights, and a diving dropkick gets 2. Hardy looks frustrated as he comes after Storm in the corner, but Storm gets his elbow up and comes off thesecond rope with a tornado deathdrop. That gets 2 for Storm, and he charges Hardy but gets backdropped out to the floor. Hardy with a baseball slide that sends Storm crashing into the guardrail, but he slingshots himself over the top rope right into a Codebreaker from Storm. Storm and Hardy both just beat the count, and Storm is first to his feet. Storm hits a hard running clothesline and slowly sets up again, but Hardy dodges a charge into the corner and knocks Storm on his butt with an inverted enziguiri. Hardy with a slingshot dropkick in the corner and then he comes off the top with a Swanton...and Storm moves out of the way. Storm drags himself up and now he goes to the top and hits a leaping elbowdrop for 2. Storm sets up for the superkick, but Hardy can't get to his feet. Storm pulls him up and goes for the Last Call again, but Hardy ducks and hits the Twist of Fate for the win.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
Great match, and the crowd heat really added a lot to this. They shake hands and hug after the match as we go to the leader board to see that Storm remains in first, but Hardy is now tied for third with Brutus Magnus.
We run down the card for this weekend's Destination X PPV, then we go backstage to see Hulk Hogan as he's...WALKING!
Mike Tenay and Taz reveal that this year's Bound For Glory PPV will take place in Phoenix, Arizona, then we go to Kurt Angle as he discusses how much he respects Ken Anderson and how beating him means he can be a World Champion. Ken Anderson says that the BFG Series means everything for him, and like his father told him, he needs to do it right the first time or not do it at all. We run through some matches for next week on Impact, and then we go back to the ring for our closing promo segment.
Hulk hogan comes out to a great reaction from the crowd, and he calls Austin Aries out to the ring. Instead, Bobby Roode's music hits and he comes out to the ring with a look or purpose on his face. Roode tells Hogan to shut up, and says that he is no Austin Aries, he is a REAL World Champion, and the only reason Aries has an opportuinty against the It Factor is because of Hogan. Hogan drank his Kool Aid and bought into his Option C, but this Sunday, Option C will be a failure. Hogan has given nothing but false hope and false promises to the fans, Austin Aries, and the entire X Division. This Sunday at Destination X when Roode ends the career of Austin ARies, the failure of the entire X Division and the blood of Austin Aries will all be on Hogan's hands. Aries' music hits and how he comes out to tell Bobby that this is a reoccuring theme where he thinks he can come out here and dictate things whenever he wants. Maybe he can since he's the World Champion, but Roode better bask in that while he has that privilege because this Sunday, Aries is going to be the World Champion. Aries says that Option A is to let Roode keep flapping his mouth, keep his belt, and hand it off to Hogan another time. Option B is to forget everything that's happened over the last few weeks and hang onto the belt until Sunday. Then there's Option C, where they don't have to wait until Sunday and they can do this right now because Aries isn't scared of Roode. He says they go for Option C so they can do this right now, and Roode tears off his jacket and gets in Aries' face, then says he's not worth it and walks off. Roode tries to cheapshot Aries with the belt, but Aries ducks and knocks Roode out with the X Division belt, then parades around the ring with both belts before handing the X Division Title back to Hogan as Roode backpedals up the entrance ramp.