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By Mike Johnson on 2023-09-19 08:00:00

September 19th

On this day in history in ...

1956 - The Great Malenko defeats Herb Welch in Mobile, Alabama for the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title, ending Welch's second reign.

1969 - Joe Scarpa (aka Chief Jay Strongbow) defeated Paul DeMarco in Atlanta, Georgia to win the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title, ending DeMarco's second reign.

1977 - WWWF World Champion Superstar Graham defeated Chief Jay Strongbow in a steel cage match when Strongbow threw Graham against the cage near the door, allowing Graham to crawl out the door for the win at the Boston Garden in Masachusetts. On the undercard, Bruno Sammartino defeated Ken Patera in a Texas Death Match.

1980 - The Grappler defeats Ted DiBiase in Shreveport, Louisana for the Mid-South North American Heavyweight Title.

1981 - WWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeats George Steele in a Texas Death Match at the Capital Center in Landover, Maryland.

1982 - Jos LeDuc defeated Jimmy Valiant in Charlotte, North Carolina for the NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Title, ending Valiant's second reign.

1986 - Shiro Koshinaka defeats Nobuhiko Takada for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title in Fukuoka, Japan, starting his second title reign.

1986 - Ron Starr defeats Invader I in Ponce, Puerto Rico to become the first WWC Television champion.

1992 - Atsushi Onita defeats Tiger Jeet Singh for the WWA World Martial Arts Heavyweight Title (top FMW title) in Yokohama, Japan. This began Onita's third and final reign with the belt, as the title was soon retired.

1993 - WCW held their Fall Brawl Pay-per-view in Houston, Texas. Here are the results:
- In a dark match, Erik Watts defeated Bobby Eaton.
- Steven Regal defeated Ricky Steamboat for the WCW World Television Title with a suplex and bridge after Sir William (Bill Dundee) hit Steamboat with an umbrella.
- Charlie Norris defeated Big Sky with a kick.
- 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Bagwell defeated The Equalizer & Paul Orndorff when Scorpio pinned Equalizer with a 450 splash after Orndorff accidentally hit him.
- Ice Train defeated Shanghai Pierce with a powerslam.
- The Nasty Boys defeated Arn Anderson & Paul Roma to win the WCW World Tag Team Title when Sags pinned Roma with a top rope elbow. This result was hardly a surprise, as television tapings had already been held with the Nasties as tag champs, Missy Hyatt (who "debuted with them here) as their manager, and Roma & Anderson broken up.
- Cactus Jack defeated Yoshi Kwan with a double-arm DDT.
- Rick Rude defeated Ric Flair to win the WCW International World Heavyweight Title when Rude knocked out Flair with a foreign object as Flair had Rude in the figure four.
- Sting, Davey Boy Smith, Dustin Rhodes & The Shockmaster defeated Sid Vicious, Vader & Harlem Heat in a WarGames match when The Shockmaster forced Kole (Booker T) to submit to a bearhug.

1998 - ECW ran a show at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Here are the results:
- Mikey Whipwreck defeated Jerry Lynn.
- JT Smith, Chris Chetti & Tommy Rogers defeated The FBI (Tommy Rich, Tracey Smothers & Little Guido).
- The Blue Meanie & Super Nova defeated Danny Doring & Ulf Hermann.
- Chris Candido defeated Lance Storm.
- Masato Tanaka defeated D-Von Dudley.
- Balls Mahoney defeated Mike Awesome.
- New Jack, Tommy Dreamer & John Kronus defeated Justin Credible, Rod Price & Jack Victory.
- Sabu, Rob Van Dam & Masato Tanaka vs. The Triple Threat (Shane Douglas, Bam Bam Bigelow & Chris Candido) ended in a no-contest.

1999 - ECW held their Anarchy Rulz Pay-per-view in Villa Park, Illinois, drawing the largest live crowd in original ECW history, with over 6,000 fans in attendance. The show featured Taz losing the ECW World Title to Mike Awesome in a Three Way Dance with Masato Tanaka. Despite the way it is portrayed on WWE's "Rise And Fall Of ECW" DVD, this was not Taz' final ECW match, as he continued to wrestle for the company through November.

Here is Tim Whitehead's original report on the show:

ECW followed up on their TNN debut by putting forth a strong PPV effort with Anarchy Rulz. The show drew over 6,000 fans, packing the Odeum in suburban Chicago for the largest live house in the promotion's history.

The highlight of the show was the creation of a new major star in Mike Awesome. Though Awesome is now a veteran wrestler, he's totally new to the vast majority of American fans and the apparent idea here is to create a Goldberg type charismatic newcomer. It's a formula that has worked in the past with the right type of wrestler, and at first glance Awesome has the right combo of looks and talent to carry the ball, though of course only time will tell on something like this.

There were a lot of good matches on the show. ECW's main advantage over the other two groups is workrate. No one ever dogs it out there. It creates an atmosphere at their shows, which is very different. The weak parts of the PPV were the "clusters" (I'll avoid the more descriptive version of that term) where one thing leads to another and then leads to another, etc. etc. etc. These things get over at ECW Arena but they come off looking confusing on PPV, and almost never work so I'm not sure why they keep pushing these things. The main event wasn't as hot as it could have been, and was overshadowed by the good lower card matches.

Commentary was good. Joey Styles and Cyrus argue a little too much but they do at least try to keep most of the arguing between the matches rather than during. Technically, this may have been the best ECW PPV ever. The only major screw-up was a video/sound timing problem in the opening video angle.

Overall, a darn good PPV for the promotion's first show of the TNN era.

They opened with a video angle where the sound got screwed up. Masato Tanaka arrived and was going to be interviewed by Steve Prazak but Jeff Jones stuck his nose in things and Tanaka walloped him.

LANCE STORM defeated JERRY LYNN in 16:36. They may now called Tammy Lynn Bytch by the name Dawn Marie, but that doesn't mean the fans will show similar restraint. A "Show Your Tits" chant erupted immediately upon her arrival. They did some good back and forth action early, including leapfrog spots. Lynn hit a spinning headscissors. They traded hard chops to a series of "whooos". Lynn dropkicked Storm to the floor. Lynn kept taking Storm down until Storm dropped Lynn's throat across the ropes. Storm dominated and got a series of twos working on Lynn's taped ribs. Lynn retaliated with a plancha and got two with a missile kick. A "she's a crack whore" chant started, but Cyrus claimed they were saying, "She's a great girl". Hilarious! They did an innovative low blow spot where Storm was on the receiving end. They began trading fast two counts to a lot of heat. Dawn tossed a chair in but Lynn DDT'd Storm on it. He would have gotten three but Dawn put Storm's boot on the rope. Lynn ducked to avoid a chair spot and hit the post, further "injuring" his ribs. Lynn blocked a DDT and hit a stunner on Storm for two, but was selling the ribs big time. Lynn hit a huracanrana but Storm out of nowhere grapevined the legs and rolled Lynn up for the pin. Real good opener.

Simon Diamond came down and did his "Simon Says" routine on Tom Marquez. He challenged anyone in the back to a fight. Jazz came out and he informed her that he didn't say "Simon Says" when issuing the challenge, and also noted that she was a female and said all they can do in wrestling is provide T & A, which drew a big babyface pop. He told her to get her "flat chested ghetto booty" out of the ring. She shoved him and Diamond then instructed Marquez to wrestle her.

JAZZ beat TOM MARQUEZ by DQ in 0:51. At least I think it was a DQ. Maybe it was a no-contest. It was never really announced what it was, as this was the beginning of the confusing "cluster" segment. Marquez bodyslammed Jazz but she grabbed him in the crotch and began squeezing (ouch!) but Diamond and Tony DeVito ran in at this point, followed by Chris Chetti and Nova to start the next match.....

CHRIS CHETTI & NOVA fought SIMON DIAMOND & TONY DEVITO to a no-contest in 3:53. This was pretty bad. Nova & Chetti started off well, hitting sentons and quebradas. But Chetti then wiped out his knee in a pescado spot. DeVito and Nova messed up a spot real bad and got booed out of the arena. Roadkill & Danny Doring ran in and attacked everyone, including Jazz. Miss Congeniality (formerly Angelica) got in the face of Jazz after she was laid out. Roadkill was going to splash Jazz but Rod Price, C.W. Anderson, Bill Wiles, Vito Lograsso, and Spanish Angel all charged the ring. I guess it gave the lower card a chance to be on PPV but it was still a mess. Finally, New Jack arrived to a massive pop with his cart full of weapons and destroyed everyone, including using a staple gun and a guitar on Price.

They showed the crew at the internet broadcast booth. I think those guys should have had to pay to get in like everyone else.

YOSHIHIRO TAJIRI beat SUPER CRAZY and LITTLE GUIDO in a three-way match in 14:37. Tajiri started off with dropkicks, and hurled Guido out to the ramp. He did a tilt-a-whirl headscissors on Crazy. Crazy came back with a springboard missile kick. They did a variation on an AJW spot. Guido put Crazy in a camel clutch and Tajiri kicked him, but then he kicked Guido. Tajiri did a baseball slide, which sent Crazy over the rail. He then did an Asai moonsault. Big Sal Graziano interfered and nailed both Tajiri and Crazy. Guido did a Rocker Dropper off the top. They all traded some two counts and went back to the floor where Crazy did an Asai moonsault. Crazy also kicked Big Sal off the apron and he went through a table. Tajiri put the tarantula hold on Crazy. Guido dropkicked Crazy while he was locked in the hold. Crazy and Guido cooperated long enough to hook a double Sicilian Crab on Tajiri. Guido did a Tomikaze on Crazy. Guido got hung upside down in the corner and kicked by Tajiri. Crazy then pinned Guido with a moonsault to eliminate him at 9:17. Tajiri and Crazy continued at a fast pace, hitting moonsaults and Tornado DDT's for two counts. Crazy went for another moonsault but landed on Tajiri's knees. Tajiri kicked the hell out of him and pinned him with a brainbuster. Real good match!

They showed Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins in the crowd.

They buried Insane Clown Posse, who teased coming to ECW last week only to decide to stay with WCW. Steve Corino said he had been planning to bring ICP in to take the tag titles but they backed out because they knew they couldn't beat Raven & Tommy Dreamer. Styles then added that he hoped Bill Busch would have enough respect for his new position not to take ICP back after they tried to humiliate WCW by jumping in the first place.

JUSTIN CREDIBLE defeated SABU in 14:04. The storyline here was that Sabu has been reinstated (even though he's been wrestling on house shows all along) from his suspension. Credible came out and had a restraining order against the reinstatement. Referee Jim Molineaux said it was a legal restraining order but since Anarchy Rules in ECW the law is irrelevant. When Bob Artese refused to declare Credible the winner by forfeit, Credible caned him. The lights went out and Sabu appeared to start the match. Sabu used a chair on Credible but Credible responded by putting Sabu through a table on the ramp. Sabu did a somersault plancha to the floor. Credible ended up on a table but escaped before Sabu could put him through it. Sabu worked Credible over some more and put him on a table, which was propped against the rail and legdropped him from the top. The table didn't break so he did it again. This time it broke and a metal shard slashed Credible above the eye and he juiced like crazy. Another sharp edge cut Sabu's mid-section and he juiced from there. Very dangerous! They slowed things down a little after this and traded camel clutches. Sabu legdropped Jason. Credible used a cane on Sabu but only got two since Sabu got his boot on the rope. They did a few chair spots and traded twos. Credible bulldogged Sabu through table but took the brunt of the blow himself. Sabu did a moonsault as they picked back up with the highspots. Bill Alfonso kicked Credible. Sabu kicked out at two after receiving That's Incredible, but the second time Credible scored the pin. Styles pushed Credible's win as a major deal. The match was good but the ending looked a little weak.

MIKE AWESOME defeated TAZ and MASATO TANAKA in 13:46 to capture the ECW World Title. This was supposed to be a one-on-one defense by Taz against Tanaka but Awesome arrived and he and Taz got into an argument, leading Paul E. Dangerously to make it a three way. They were chanting "you sold out" at Taz (he's WWF bound) but they handled this so well that he was given a babyface pop after it was all over. Tanaka hit a plancha. Taz suplexed both opponents but Tanaka nailed him with a roaring elbow and Awesome pinned him with a frog splash in 2:00. They treated it like a big deal that Taz lost so quickly, and sold it big by having the lower card wrestlers all come out and watch from the ramp, making this come off as a major event. Awesome hit a tope suicida and a powerbomb. Tanaka did a running chairshot on the ramp. He followed up with a series of Tornado DDT's for near falls. They traded chair spots. Tanaka was Awesome Bombed from the ring through a table. Awesome hit the frog splash but only got two, which put Tanaka over in a major way since Taz was pinned earlier with that move. Awesome pulverized Tanaka with chairshots. Tanaka went for the roaring elbow but Awesome moved clear. Awesome hit a German suplex and a spear. Awesome hit a chairshot off the top and used a chair, somewhat weakly, on Tanaka on a table. Awesome finally powerbombed Tanaka through a table for the pin. Real hot match! Taz returned and kissed the belt before handing it over to Awesome and shaking his hand. Paul E. and the other wrestlers hugged Taz as he left. A great way to handle this situation!

RAVEN & TOMMY DREAMER defeated STEVE CORINO & RHINO in 3:23 in an "unscheduled" match to retain the ECW World Tag Titles. Tommy came out and cut a babyface promo, including mentioning Sammy Sosa. Francine was there, looking too much like Karen Carpenter to be healthy. Corino arrived and instructed Rhino to attack Dreamer. Tommy fought back, including dumping Jack Victory from his wheelchair. Dreamer did some moves like neckbreakers but kept selling his back. Corino brought in a ladder. Rhino powerslammed Francine. Raven then ran in and it became the tag title match somehow, with Raven & Tommy scoring double pins on Corino & Rhino with DDT's. Another "cluster" so it came off poorly. Chicago radio personality Mancow came out with two overweight indie guys named Toad & Al Roper Jr. to congratulate Raven & Dreamer.

Axl Rotten got on the mic and said he wanted a World Title shot and called Awesome out. He never arrived (which kind of looked bad) but the Impact Players did and they tripled on Axl until Spike Dudley & Balls Mahoney made the save. Spike did the Acid Drop on Dawn Marie. Somewhere in here Balls hit Johnny Smith was a standard chairshot, but they sold it as being so devastating it knocked Smith out of the main event. Balls ended up substituted into the match instead.

ROB VAN DAM beat BALLS MAHONEY in 19:36 to retain the ECW TV Title. I think Smith could have had a better match here but I guess the idea was that he was too new to most fans to be in the main event. The first half of the match was actually slow, with no heat. Mostly they bawled, both in the ring and on the floor, to very little crowd response. Van Dam finally popped the crowd with an amazingly high somersault plancha from the top. Balls juiced after a Van Daminator. Balls came back and got a series of twos as the crowd began to get into it as the pace was picking up. Bill Alfonso gave Van Dam a chair and he kicked it into Balls' face. They traded a bunch of spots where each landed on a chair, leading to near falls. Balls hit Van Dam with a sick chairshot. Alfonso broke up the pin at two. Alfonso hit Balls with a chair but he no-sold. Balls was stalking Alfonso when Van Dam recovered and hit the Van Daminator for two. Finally, Van Dam hit the frog splash for the pin, though it looked like it also hurt him. They shook hands afterward. The last half of the match was okay. But the hot lower card bouts made the show.

1999 - Glamour Boy Shane defeats Gangsta Mustafa Saed in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico to win the WWC Television Title.

2000 - Mike Rapada (Colorado Kid) won the NWA World Heavyweight Title in a tournament in Tampa, Florida, defeating Hector Guerrero in the first round and Jerry Flynn in the finals.

2002 - MLW announced a new MLW Champion would be crowned at their 9/26/02 NYC event.  Shane Douglas had been stripped of the championship.

2002 - Vince McMahon testified in the trial of Nicole Bass sexual harassment lawsuit against WWE in New York City. McMahon was on the stand for two hours. In regard to Bass, he stated that the promotion wanted to make her a star, but once they got past her unique look, there wasn't anything there.  In regard to Bass' being injured by a guitar shot (Bass claims the injury was on purpose in retaliation for her sexual harassment complaints), McMahon denied the injury was intentional and explained that the WWE was a "family who put their lives into each others hands."  McMahon stated that Bass never made any complaints of sexual harassment while she was employed by the company. He testified that WWE performers are expected to use their "common sense" when it comes to sexual harassment, rather than receiving formal instruction on the organization's policy.  McMahon  lastated the lawsuit was "a smear" campaign against his company and said, "You're just trying to throw dirt against the wall, trying to make something stick" in reference to Bass' lawsuit, in which she claimed she suffered sexual harassment and other indignities during her short stint with the company.  As to why Bass was released from the then-WWF, McMahon said, "She just didn't have the coordination to develop her skills. In our business, she was not a world-class athlete."  McMahon referred to Bass has having "two left feet."

2002 - WWE broadcast Smackdown.  Kelly G filed the following TV report:

Smackdown starts off with a match.

Torrie Wilson and Rey Mysterio vs. Nidia and Jamie Noble.
Starts off with Nidia and Torrie in the ring. Torrie gets the bronco buster on Nidia. Jamie Noble sits in a corner and wants the same thing. Rey jumps over Torrie and gives Jamie the Bronco buster, then catches Jamie off guard and gives him the 619. Rey did an amazing (unknown to me) move to get the three count on Jamie and wins the match.

We see D-Von in the back with Steph. Steph said she wants D-Von to help her get Batista on Smackdown. Paul Heyman comes in and says they need to talk. Paul says he hired a team of police officers for the SD main event for the PPV. Steph says to Paul that Sara went into false labor this morning and that after Sara was released Undertaker had been trying desperately to get to Smackdown tonight and told Paul to keep that security real close. He walked out of her office and Brock asked what Steph said. He told him that Undertaker was on his way.


Steph walks to the ring. She starts by saying that we all saw what Eric Bischoff did last week and that it was impressive. But one thing Bischoff forgot was that you don't screw with the McMahons. (They show a clip from last Monday's Raw). Said that Eric Bischoff challenged Rosey and Jamal to a match at the PPV against Billy and Chucky, but says there is a stipulation.

Stipulation. Chuck and Billy win, Eric will kiss Steph's ass in the middle of the ring. But if Rose and Jamal win, Steph has to perform HLA.

Steph said that as far as the match is concerned he's on, but with the stipulations she will address him later, via satellite  Then she calls for Billy and Chuck, who come out.

Billy says to Steph they want to get the record straight, but things are cloudy for him, he can go two ways, he can stay with Chuck or he can pursue his singles career. Chuck says 'what you're saying is you go both ways' and told him its O.K. "whatever floats his boat". Billy said to Chuck I know how excited he is to go down to Los Angeles Sunday and beat Rosey and Jamal. Kurt Angle then comes out. "Hold on a sec. When did Smackdown turn into a bad episode of Three's Company?. You guys are pathetic. Last week was a worst attempt for a publicity stunt he had ever seen". Chuck told Kurt to use his head, "Lets think about this for a moment, what do you think the people mean when they say 'you suck, you suck'." Kurt says that's real cute. "Chuck if you're implying that I'm gay well you're wrong I'm not, I don't have a problem with gays, matter of fact gays love me, everyone loves me, I'm adorable. So Chuck if you want to try to insult me that why don't either one of you meet me in the ring tonight and we'll see which one of us sucks". Steph stopped and said to make it a tag team match to get ready for Sunday, Kurt said he'd tag with anyone and that he'd let Will and Grace (meaning Chuck and Billy) pick his tag team partner for them.

So Steph says it will be Billy and Chuck vs. Kurt Angle and Benoit.

Kurt said "Hold on a sec. Steph, me team with Benoit, that's a hard one to swallow, what I meant to say was, I don't care who I team up with I'll be the one to climb on top of Billy and Chuck for 1-2-3". What he meant to say was he was going to be the one to put their legs up over their head for the pin, and stopped himself again and left to go backstage.

Backstage: Security stopped and told Paul that they are to watch him backstage, but they don't go out there, meaning in the ring. So he told them to stay there and look out for Undertaker, and told Brock to hurry it up with the match.


Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena.
Brock tries to get a three count right away but only gets a two. Brock was tormenting John Cena's back. Brock dominated this match tossing Cena around the ring while Paul Heyman stood outside the ring watching for Undertaker. Heyman catches Brock's eye, telling him to hurry it up. Cena tries to fight back but is unsuccessful Paul distracted Brock and Cena had a chance but it just seemed to tick him off, Brock gets the F5 on Cena and wins the match. Heyman is relieved and hauls butt back to the back with security.

They show a Rikishi Clip. He talks about a scar from when he got shot. He said when he came back to at the hospital his wife and kids were there and told him he passed away for 3 minutes. He gets choked up and says he was brought back to life for a reason. To give his wife and kids a better life.


Undertaker also has a clip for and talks about the future and being there for your kids. It shows clips of his wrestling career. Says he loves the fact he can affect people's emotions, how he puts his body on the line, that he loves what he does. Says he gives everything he has in his body and spirit.

Backstage:  Eddie and Chavo, Eddie says that Edge has disrespected him for the last time, and that his pretty little face wont be the same after tonight.


Edge and Rikishi vs. Eddie and Chavo Guerrero
Rikishi and Chavo start off this match. The crowd is doing a lot of 'Eddie Sucks' throughout the match.
Rikishi takes over after Edge tags him back in. The Guerrero's try to double team Rikishi. Rikishi did a double suplex on them. Both Guerrero's are in the corner of the ring and chases Chavo to give the stinkface to him. Chavo grabs a TV camera and knocks out Rikishi for the three count. The crowd was really into this match.

Chavo and Edge are in the ring and Edge took Chavo down with a spear but Eddie came in from behind and hit him with a chair. Edge is busted up and bleeding. Eddie grabs Edge by the hair and laughs in his face.


Live Via Satellite with Eric Bischoff and Steph.

EB : Hello Steph how are you this evening?

S: I'm wonderful how are you, or how are your Bischoff's doing?

EB: How low for such a lovely young lady. What's it going to be like for the McMahons, for their daughter to have to step in the ring Sunday for some HLA (repeating HLA) Your fans are going to love me.

S: Fashion of good taste. HLA is all about cheap sleazy thrills for you Eric.

EB: I'll give you cheap thrills when my team of Rosey and Jamal beat (in grandpa voice) Billy and Chuck.
Then and you will have to step in the ring for HLA and gets to fulfill every man's fantasy this Sunday. I can't wait

S: You'll have to wait, I'll accept your stipulations but when Billy and Chuck win I will bend over so you can pucker up and…..

EB: and what, kiss your ass?

S: That's right. But should Rosey and Jamal defeat Billy and Chuck this weekend I will perform my Hot Lesbian Action, and I just might like it.


Matt Hardy vs. Hurricane Helms
Matt says to Hurricane he is probably wondering why he asked for this match tonight, he said he considers him a friend and sees potential in him and he wanted to give Helms the privilege to step in the ring against him. Crowd kept chanting "We want Jeff." Helms gets a rollup on Matt and tries for a three count, but only gets two. Matt gets a couple of good shots on Helms and goes for a pin but only gets a two count. Helms swings Hardy into the corner and Hardy hits hard in the turnbuckles and falls backward. Helms hits Hardy with a flying clothesline. Helms tries again for a pin but is unsuccessful. Matt Hardy gets the pin on Helms for the win after hitting Helms with a low blow when the referee wasn't looking.


Paul talks to Brock about going home, saying that Brock has nothing to gain tonight by staying there. So Paul says 'Let's leave and we'll go outside and….. wait, he is in the parking lot.' Undertaker is in the parking lot. Waiting for them to leave. So he said to chill out in the back.

Cole and Tazz run done all the matches for the PPV.

Backstage: Angle and Benoit arguing. Not hearing what they are saying Benoit takes off his shirt and throws it at Angle


Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit vs. Billy and Chuck
Benoit and Chuck start off this match. Chuck gets a dropkick on Benoit, Angle is standing in the corner laughing at Benoit, Benoit comes up to Angle and smacks him on the chest, tagging him in. Angle gets a clothesline on Chuck and looks back at Benoit, making comments to him, then continues with the match, as Benoit is in the corner laughing at Angle.  All four men end up in and out of the ring and I'm not sure who the legal man is and obviously Kurt Angle didn't either, he tried a submission hold on Chuck but Benoit stopped him because Benoit was the legal man. However, Billy and Chuck won the match.

Angle puts the Ankle lock on Benoit, Benoit taps and Angle refuses to let go. Officials come to the ring to stop Angle and he chases them off and puts the ankle lock on Benoit again, but Benoit reverses it and gives Angle the crossface.

Backstage: Undertaker comes into the building.


Undertaker comes to the ring, gets on the microphone and says tonight has nothing to do with business, it's personal and calls Brock Lesnar out, or he will go backstage and find him. Said that last week Lesnar told Sara as he put his hand on her stomach that 'life is a bitch'. Undertaker then said paybacks are a bitch. Brock comes out to the ring with Paul in front of him trying to stop him.

Brock jumps up on the ring and backs Undertaker in the corner and Undertaker gets ticked and picked up Lesnar and threw him in the corner. Matt Hardy comes out and jumps on the back of Undertaker but Undertaker threw him off like a ragdoll. Undertaker and Brock stare down each other and Matt again attacks UT and Undertaker lays him out in the corner. Undertaker gets out of the ring to go backstage after Lesnar and Heyman. Paul and Lesnar are back with security around him. The security seems to be able to keep UT back while Heyman and Lesnar drive off in a cop car.

2002 - CZW Fake You TV aired on TV-48 in Philadelphia.  Phil filed the following TV report:

CZW Fake You TV Episode #62
9/19/02 on WGTW Channel 48 out of Burlington/Philadelphia

Eric Gargiulo and John House open the show and say that this week's show is the Team Wildside Challenge.

Segment #1- NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion Jimmy Rave (with Jeff G. Bailey) vs. Ruckus. Jeff G. Bailey cuts a promo and rips on the Philly ans. Bailey says there are a lot of the guys in the back that think they are the best junior heavyweight, but being in some kind of lousy tournament with a bunch of backyarders does not mean a thing. He says that Rave's belt means HE is the Best of the Best! Gargiulo points out that the NWA Title is not on the line. The match starts off fast with a bunch of reversals and Rave and Ruckus matching each other move for move. Rave tries to slow it down and make it a mat match, but Ruckus fights back and sends Rave to the outside. Ruckus goes for the Razzle Dazzle but Rave moves and Ruckus stops short before going for it. Again the match goes back and forth until Ruckus gets Rave down on the mat and hits a stiff kick to Rave's head. Ruckus sends Rave over the top again and then hits a Corkscrew Senton to the outside. Ruckus goes to whip Rave into the guardrail but Rave reverses it and throws Ruckus into the ringpost. Rave and Ruckus fight around the arena and make it to the concession stand area. Ruckus throws Rave into a door head first 3 times. While Rave lays on the floor, Ruckus climbs to the top of a vending machine and does a Moonsault off the machine and on to Rave.

The match makes it back to the ring where Ruckus gives Rave the Razzle Dazzle and then the Ruckus Star Press for a 2 count. Ruckus brings a chair into the ring but Rave hits a Satellite DDT on Ruckus on to the chair for a 2 count. Rave throws 2 chairs into the ring. Rave sets up 3 chairs near the corner and drags Ruckus to his feet. Rave goes for a Powerbomb onto the chairs but Ruckus blocks it and then hits a Brainbuster on Rave through the chairs. The Lost Boys (Gabriel & Azrael) attack Ruckus and hit the Ex-Communicator on Ruckus and put Rave on top of him for the 3 count.

Referee Brian Logan was distracted by Bailey while the Lost Boys were working over Ruckus in the ring. The H8 Club (Nate Hatred & Nick Gage) then hit the ring and take out The Lost Boys.

Segment #2- CZW Tag Team Champions The H8 Club (Nate Hatred & Nick Gage) (with Dewey Donovan) vs. The Lost Boys (Gabriel & Azrael) (with Jeff G. Bailey). Team Wildside is now 2-0 against CZW having won an 8 man match at No Excuses, and Jimmy Rave having just defeated Ruckus. The H8 Club hit a Back Drop Driver on Azrael. Hatred hits a Decapitator on Azrael laying him out. Hatred puts Azrael in a corner and begins to chop him. He then throws him into the opposite corner and hits another Decapitator. Hatred hits ANOTHER Decapitator. Side Slam by Hatred for a 2 count. Tag made to Nick Gage. Lost Boys hit a couple nice double team maneuvers on Gage. Gabriel hits a Flying Cross Body Block on Gage for a 2 count. Azrael tags back in. Azrael delivers a Roundhouse kick in the corner. The Lost Boys double team Gage again and Gabriel gets a 2 count.

Gargiulo suggests that The H8 Club should go to the World Tag Team Tournament NWA Wildside is having on 11/1 and 11/2. John House asks "Why would they want to? Haven't you ever been to Georgia?". Gage gets Gabriel on the top rope and hits an Avalanche Fall Away Slam. Hatred and Azrael both tag in. All four men end up in the ring and Gage clotheslines Azrael over the top while Hatred and Gabriel fight to the outside. Hatred hits Gabriel with some stiff chair shots. Gage brings Azrael to a table that is bridging the ring and hits him with a Hardcore Drop through the table. Hatred and Gabriel get back to the ring. Jeff G. Bailey jumps on the apron and distracts Hatred. Gabriel does not take advantage of this and Gage hits him with his chokeslam backbreaker.

T-N-T (Todd Sexton & Tony Stradlin) hit the ring. The Backseat Boys (Trent Acid & Johnny Kashmere) run in and go to work on T-N-T as the ref calls for the bell.

Segment #3- NWA Wildside Tag Team Champions T-N-T (Tony Stradlin & Todd Sexton) (with Jeff G. Bailey) vs. The Backseat Boys (Trent Acid & Johnny Kashmere). Gargiulo mentions this is a non-title match. Acid misses a Yakuza kick against the ropes and crotches himself. Man, does NWA Wildside have some talent or what?? And the CZW guys work really well with them. Stradlin and Sexton work over Acid. Stradlin hits a Pump Handle Backbreaker and Corkscrew Press on Acid but only gets a 2 count. T-N-T's double team moves lead to a great dropkick by Sexton on Acid. Team Wildside is now 2-0-1 against CZW going into this match. T-N-T work over Acid in the corner now as Kashmere keeps trying to save Acid causing the ref to be distracted while T-N-T and Bailey get some cheap shots in. Stradlin goes for a 450 but lands on his feet as Acid moves. Acid then ducks causing Stradlin to hit Sexton with a Leg Lariat. Acid hits the Tumbleweed on Sexton. Acid finally makes the tag to Kashmere. Kashmere hits a Spinning Neckbreaker and takes out both Stradlin and Sexton. Bailey jumps up and distracts Kashmere. T-N-T hit the Thunder Cracker on Kashmere. Sexton then hits a Step Up Dropkick on Acid. T-N-T puts Kashmere on top of Acid and has Bailey come in for the cover. Referee Brian Logan makes the count for some reason but the Backseats kick out at 2. The Backseat Boys hit The Dream Sequence on Stradlin. Sexton comes in but is stopped. Bailey pulls Kashmere out during a pin attempt. Kashmere chases him around the ring but is hit with a heel kick from Sexton. Acid hits a double knee on Stradlin in the corner. Kashmere and Sexton fight to the stage while Stradlin and Acid fight in the ring. Stradlin hits The Clash Diet on Acid. Kashmere sets up a table on the stage. Stradlin starts to head over to save Sexton. Stradlin puts Kashmere on the table as Sexton goes up above the stage. Kashmere jumps up but Sexton hits him with a suplex on the hard stage floor. Kashmere hits the Cradle Breaker on Sexton and Sexton falls off through the table. Acid and Stradlin make it back to the ring. Acid hits a Yakuza kick on Stradlin while he is on the top rope. Acid and Kashmere then hit the Backseat Driver on Stradlin for the pin and win. Bailey comes in the ring to confront the Backseats. The Backseats hit the T-Gimmick on Bailey. Ty Street and Nick Berk then hit the ring. Acid, Kashmere, Berk, and Street hit a quadruple kick to Bailey's face. So CZW finally beats NWA Wildside. NWA Wildside still leads overall with 2 wins, 1 loss, and 1 No Contest. I am sure the feud is far from over ... hopefully.

Gargiulo announces that next week on CZW Fake You TV, Justice Pain has an open challenge and Lobo has promised that he will send him a credible challenger this time.

Segment #4- Robby Moreno confronts Jeff G. Bailey in the parking lot. Bailey says he is trying to get out of this hell hole. Bailey says NWA Wildside is not through with CZW. Bailey says no one knows who else he may bring. Bailey tells Moreno to send the word that Bailey and Wildside are coming back and coming back to take somebody's life!

NOTES: CZW is at Rack's Bar & Billiards in Dover, DE on 9/28....CZW returns to Viking Hall in Philadelphia on 10/12, and then again on 11/9, and Cage of Death 4 on 12/14....It's interesting to note that T-N-T appeared on CZW TV as NWA Wildside Tag Team Champions before they even won the titles back on Wildside TV.

Next week on CZW TV is CZW Heavyweight Champion Justice Pain vs. C.M. Punk!!

2003 - Sonjay Dutt became the first (and as it turns out, only) MLW Junior Heavyweight Champion by defeating Tony Mamaluke, Eddie Colon and Christopher Daniels to win the J-Cup USA tournament in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. On the same card, Terry Funk, The Sandman, Steve Williams, Sabu & Bill Alfonso defeated The Extreme Horsemen (Steve Corino, Simon Diamond, CW Anderson, PJ Walker & Barry Windham) in a WarGames match. Originally, Jerry Lawler was supposed to participate, but a week before the show, WWE forced Lawler to back out, since they felt MLW's television exposure on the Sunshine Network made them more than just an "independent company" (Because he is an announcer, not a wrestler, for WWE, Lawler is allowed to work indy shows).  Mike Johnson filed the following live report of the event, which was released on DVD as MLW Wargames:

The show opened with The Extreme Horsemen, MLW champion Steve Corino, MLW Global Tag Team Crown champions CW Anderson & Simon Diamond and a masked man coming to the ring to cut a promo.

Corino said that Jerry Lawler wouldn’t be in Wargames tonight because Vince McMahon realized that The Extreme Horsemen and MLW weren’t just another outlaw company. Corino said “JR doesn’t want Lawler to bleed” and they are scared of competition. The crowd chanted MLW.

Corino looked into the camera and told Vince McMahon that the Extreme Horsemen would never sell out to WWE and don’t care about his product. He said that The Horsemen care about wrestling, not sports-entertainment. Corino promised the end of the Funkin’ Army tonight.

Simon Diamond said the Extreme Horsemen have a problem and they needed someone who could not only be a member but a teammate as well. Diamond said they needed someone tired of being held back and knew exactly who to call.

The masked man unmasked to reveal former ECW World champion Justin Credible. Credible said that The Extreme Horsemen are the most elite in wrestling and that the fans are looking at someone who’s not just the coolest, not just the best….but PJ Walker (which is the name he will be using in MLW).

Corino said that there are four Extreme Horsemen but the real surprise is the original mystery Horseman…Barry Windham, who comes to the ring to a big pop.

Corino said tonight, the Wargames will be 5 on 3!

Our first match tonight is Los Maximos, Jose and Joel Maximo (aka the SAT) as they “begin their quest to prove they are the best tag team in the world” taking on Juventud Guerrera and Super Dragon.

Dragon and Jose started out with matwork. Jose hit a leg lariat on Dragon, who tagged in Juventud. Juvi hit a bulldog on Jose but Joel tagged in tagged in and hit him with head scissors. Guerrera returned the favor. Guerrera and the Maximos battled in between the rings. He hit a frankensteiner on Joel and then laid Jose between the rings across the ropes, hitting a springboard legdrop.

Guerrera hit a legdrop for a one count on Jose. He tagged in Dragon who worked on Jose with chops. Joel tagged in and hit a running forearm in the corner on Dragon, then teamed up with Jose to put both of their opponents in a submission combination. Joel came off the ropes with a dropkick on Guerrera for a two count.

Guerrera hit a pump handle into an X-Factor. Guerrera hit the people’s elbow. Juvi went for a slam but Jose rolled him up. Dragon tagged in but was hit by a missle dropkick by Joel. Dragon hit a Dragon suplex on Joel for a two count. He went to the top but was cut off by Joel. Jose went for a hurrancanrana but was caught. Joel pulled them down sending Dragon into a hurrancanrana of sorts.

Guerrera hit a falcon arrow on Joel but wasn’t the legal man and referee John Finnegan refused to make the count. Joel and Dragon traded two counts, until Joel caught him with a rollup submission for the pin.

Your winners, Joel and Jose Maximo.

I’ll try to find out what happened to their scheduled opponents, Halloween and Damien 666 and update on what happened to them later.

Our next match is a first round match in J-Cup USA, which will crown the first MLW Junior Heavyweight champion as Tony Mamaluke takes on Sonjay Dutt.

They start off counterwrestling until Dutt ends up outside the ring and takes Mamaluke out of the ring with a headscissors. Dutt dives out of the ring, Mamaluke moves and Sonjay lands on his feet. Mamaluke charges him from behind and takes out his knee. Mamaluke hit an awesome senton dive from the top to the floor.

Back in the ring, Mamaluke worked on Dutt’s leg and hamstring. He wraps his body around Dutt and locks in a submission but Dutt knocks him into the turnbuckles to break it. Dutt hit a over the shoulder Kryptonite Krunch and his a spinning 360 dive off the top on Mamaluke for the pin. Sonjay was selling his leg bigtime after.

Your winner, advancing in the tournament, Sonjay Dutt!

For those curious, I am estimating the crowd at about 550-650 fans.

The next match in the J-Cup USA features Eddy Colon from the WWC in Puerto Rico, taking on Jerry Lynn. Lynn was announced “New Fn’ Evil” as he works as part of the Sinister Minister’s Legion of Lost Souls (with Mikey Whipwreck and Christopher Daniels) here. No sign of the Minister.

The crowd chants “Jerry” and Lynn yells at them. They start off working on each other’s arms with Lynn getting the better of it. The crowd chants “RVD” at Lynn and he gets up in the corner to yell at them.

Lynn hiptosses Colon, who lands then tips up on his feet. They face off. Colon hits a spinning head scissors on Lynn and locks in an armbar. Lynn throws Colon out of the ring to the floor and slams him into the guard rail. He beats on Colon and tosses him back in the ring. They chop each other. Colon hits a dropkick on Lynn in the corner.

Lynn beats down Colon who continues to fight back. Colon tries to suplex him back but Lynn reverses and hits a tilt-o-whirl backbreaker for a two count. Lynn locked in a side chinlock.

Colon hits an inverted DDT but is too exhausted to make the cover. Colon backdrops Lynn and hits a neckbreaker. Colon got a two count with a forward roll. Lynn hit a tiger driver for a two count. Lynn hits a TKO for a two count. Lynn is bleeding from his forehead, although not sure where that happened.

Colon slingshotted Lynn into the corner and scored the pinfall. Colon tried to shake Lynn's hand but Lynn gave him a "F U" sign with his arm, then slammed a chair down in anger. The camera followed him back, where he continued his tantrum.

Advancing in the tournament, Eddy Colon.

Next up is another first round match in the J Cup-USA, as Jimmy Yang faces Juventud Guerrera. Juvi isn’t wearing his mask and wasn’t earlier tonight, although earlier reports were that he was going to bring the mask back tonight.

Guerrera backed Yang into the corner and gave him a hard chop. They wrestled back and forth, culminating with Guerrera kicking Yang in the behind. They continue to go back and forth, including while holding a knucklelock. Yang ended up outside the ring, where Guerrera did a dive on him over the ropes.

Back in the ring, Guerrera chopped and beat Yang, who retaliated by dropping him on the turnbuckles head first. Yang hung himself over the ropes, choking Guerrera in the process. Guerrera went for a Falcon Arrow, but Yang blocked it. He hit a leg lariat for a near fall.

Guerrera and Yang chopped each other. Yang locked him in a version of the Cobra Sleeper. Guerrera hit a DDT for a near fall. Guerrera hit a modified side slam for another near fall. They went back and forth with a furious series of near falls, culminating with a bridge up by both men. Yang went for a backslide, but Guerrera got out of it. Both men clotheslined the other.

Guerrera hit a Falcon Arrow and pulled Yang towards the corner. He ascended to the top turnbuckle and went for a 450 splash. Yang went for move but Guerrera hit a Falcon Arrow for a major near fall. The sound guy actually played Yang’s music after the two count and the crowd gave him static for it.

Guerrera came off the top but Yang dropkicked him as he came down. Yang hit Yang Time off the top for the pin.

Your winner, advancing is Jimmy Yang!

Our next match is the final match in the first round of the J-Cup USA Tournament as Super Dragon takes on Christopher Daniels. Daniels got a nice pop coming out.

They start out with Daniels outwrestling Dragon. Dragon reverses a hiptoss and hits a forward dive over Daniels, catching him as he goes down. Dragon hit a running tope through the ropes on Daniels.

Daniels is whipped into the ring post. Dragon tosses him back in the ring and hits a double stomp. Daniels shoulder blocks him down and hits him with a neckbreaker. He hits an elbow to the back of his neck. The crowd chants for Daniels.

Dragon charged Daniels in the corner but was kicked down. Daniels put the boots to Dragon. He hit a suplex on Dragon then jumped from the apron, over the ropes, and came down with a legdrop.

Daniels hits a leg lariat on Dragon. Daniels climbs the ropes and hits a neckbreaker on Dragon, coming off the top in the process. Daniels goes to the top but Dragon cut him off and hit an armdrag off the ropes on him, bringing Daniels into the ring.

Dragon goes for an armbar submission, but Daniels comes back. Dragon stomps on his arm. Daniels catches him in a wheelbarrow but Dragon turns it into a bulldog. Daniels catches Dragon with a big side slam for a two count.

Daniels lowblows Dragon and hits him with Last Rites for the pin. Advancing is your winner, Christopher Daniels.

The second round of J Cup USA shapes up as Christopher Daniels vs. Jimmy Yang and Sonjay Dutt vs. Eddy Colon.

Next up is Mikey Whipwreck vs. Norman Smiley.

Here is a trivia note: Whipwreck and Smiley actually teamed up in this building in January 1995 in ECW, against Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko.

Smiley and Whipwreck go back and forth with reversals. Whipwreck hit a dropkick for a two count. Smiley scooped and slammed Whipwreck and went for the big wiggle but Mikey low blowed him. Mikey hit a dropkick on Smiley and wrapped his legs around Smiley and the ropes, choking him. Mikey hit a superkick on Smiley for a two count and tossed him from one ring to the other.

Mikey whipped Norman into the corner and he did the Flair Flop bump upside down into the space between the rings. Mikey got caught by Smiley and was slammed into alternating turnbuckles in the middle. Norman gives him the big wiggle as he’s straddled over the ropes.

Norman puts Mikey on the ropes but is caught with a top rope whipper snapper for the pin.

Your winner, Mikey Whipwreck!

Our next match is a handicap match as Rich Criado and Matt Rite (Stryker from NYC independents) take on Mana.

Criado started off the match but was pummeled by Mana. Rite helped but was unable to stop him. Francine came out scouting talent. The Samoan Island Tribe brawled into the building with Monsta Mack from the crowd. As they brawled, ring announcer Stephen DeAngelis announced it was now a six man Falls Count Anywhere Weapons Match.

Francine continued to watch from the crowd as weapons were brought out on the stage. Rich Criado was put in a wheelchair and sent flying off the stage to the floor. Samu hit him with the Hulk Hand toy. The chaos is everywhere. Two trash cans full of weapons were tossed into the ring.

Team Mack tried to take out the Samoans with chairs to no effect. Rite was hit with a broom by Samu and then with a trash can by Ecmo. Mack hit Samu with a can. Ecmo missed a charge into the corner when Rite moved.

Mack came off the top for a Van Terminator but slipped, turning it into a headbutt into a trash can on the floor. Criado and Rite worked over Mana, setting up Mack for a clothesline. Mana was hit by a VCR by Mack.

The Island Tribe hit the ring and saved Mana. They put Criado on the top and Mana hit a Samoan Drop off the ropes. Samu sent Rite into the air where Ecmo caught him with a vicious Samoan Drop.

They placed Rite on a table in the crowd. Ecmo climbed the ropes and dove off to the floor, putting Rite through the table. That was freakin’ awesome. The crowd chanted “Holy sh-t.”

I assume there was a pinfall on the floor on Rite because the Samoans were announced the winners. The crowd loved this one. Francine walked out after the pinfall

Next up is Joe Senoa (Samoa Joe) taking on Mike Awesome. Awesome came out to his old ECW music, “The Zoo”, which rules.

They did power moves bouncing off the ropes. Joe was knocked to the floor. Awesome did a dive off the ropes. Awesome whipped Joe into the guard rail twice, then set up a table.

Awesome tossed Joe into the ring and whipped him into the ropes. As Joe rebounded, Awesome hit a shoulderblock over the ropes onto him. Awesome splashed Joe in the corner and then went for a second but was caught him with a side slam.

Joe kicked Awesome in the face several times and hit a suplex, then chopped him stiff. Joe hit an enziguiri and Awesome went to the floor. Joe tossed him into the guard rail, then hit him with a pair of chairshots.

Joe put him in a chair and did a running kick into the guard rail. Back in the ring, they chopped each other. Awesome clotheslined Joe but he popped up and hit a big kick to the face. Joe got a two count with a belly to back suplex and then a powerbomb.

Joe locked on a STF variation but Awesome got to the ropes. Joe brought a chair into the ring but Awesome clobbered him with it over the head and back. Awesome hit a powerbomb for a two count. He put the chair on Joe and hit a big splash off the top for the pin.

Our next match is a Semi-Final of the J-Cup USA to determine the first MLW Junior Heavyweight championship as Eddy Colon faces Sonjay Dutt.

Dutt came out still selling the leg injury from his first round match with Tony Mamaluke. Colon tried to catch him with a quick rollup for a two count. They did a test of strength with Colon bridging Sonjay down with his power, followed by a series of near falls. They face off in center ring.

Sonjay hit a series of hiptosses and a hurrancanrana on Colon but was cut off as he charged him in the corner. Colon charged him but missed, flying to the floor. Sonjay hit a springboard spinning plancha off the ropes to the floor, then a springboard dropkick off the ropes on Colon. He went to the top but Colon hit the ropes, crotching him.

Colon hit a powerbomb for a near fall and began beating on Dutt. He superplexed Dutt off the top turnbuckle. Dutt backdropped Colon. He Irish whipped Colon into the ropes and hit a big boot, then a standing moonsault press.

Colon kicked out and took out Sonjay’s injured leg. Colon hit a sunset flip off the top for a near fall. They went back and forth with near falls. Colon hit a flapjack on Dutt. Colon went over the top with a missle dropkick but was caught by Dutt, who flipped over into a rollup for the pin.

Sonjay Dutt advances to the final of the J-Cup USA.

Our next match is a Semi-Final of the J-Cup USA to determine the first MLW Junior Heavyweight championship as Jimmy Yang faces Christopher Daniels. Mikey Whipwreck came out with Daniels and was running around.

They started out fast ging back and forth. Yang hit a hurrancanrana on Daniels and he slid outside. Yang followed and beat Daniels into the rail. Back in the ring, Yang hit a running springboard kick with a flip that was awesome. Yang whipped Daniels down into an innovative armringer. Daniels puts his knee up as Yang charges him in the corner and hit an inverted atomic drop.

Daniels tossed Yang out where Whipwreck slammed him into the apron. Daniels worked over Yang with an armbar and a side chinlock. Yang came off the ropes with a high cross bodyblock for a near fall.

Daniels locked Yang into an abdominal stretch, pulling on Mikey’s hand for leverage. Daniels rolled him up for a two count. They chopped back and forth until Daniels cut him off with a clothesline.

Daniels ascended to the top but as he dove off was with a spinning kick by Yang. Yang hit a hard clothesline. Daniels hit a DDT but Yang popped up on his feet. Yang got a near fall with a standing moonsault press. Daniels missed his double springboard moonsault and was hit with a spinning kick. Yang got a two count with that.

They battled to the top. Yang knocked Daniels off and missed a spinning dive. Yang went to the top and Whipwreck crotched Yang. He crashed to the mat and was hit with Last Rites for the pin.

Christopher Daniels advances – It’s Sonjay Dutt vs. Christopher Daniels in the finals of J-Cup USA.

Our next match is CM Punk’s follower Nosawa taking on Punk’s enemy Raven. This is, to the best of my knowledge, Raven’s first appearance since getting his head shaved on NWA TNA.

Nosawa entered in one ring, while Raven went and sat in the corner of the other. Nosawa finally entered Raven’s ring. Crowd chanted Raven’s name. They locked up, culminating with a shoulderblock by Nosawa taking down Raven several times. Raven responded with several of his own, leading Nosawa to retreat from the ring.

Raven went after him but was caught and crotched on the ringpost by Nosawa. Nosawa beat on Raven, hitting him with a running kick to the head. Raven began to make a comeback and hit a DDT.

CM Punk’s straight edge referee came out and began arguing with referee Mike Kehner. Raven bumped him off and took out Nosawa. Kehner and the straight edge ref began to argue, CM Punk ran out and held Raven but was hit by Nosawa. Raven DDT’d Nosawa for the pin.

Punk argued with Nosawa and began burying him, saying he took Nosawa under his wing but Nosawa didn’t get the job done and beat Raven. As Nosawa and Punk argued, Vampiro hit the ring from the crowd and attacked him.

The referee rang the bell- it’s Punk vs. Vampiro.

CM Punk and Vampiro brawled to the floor. Vampiro back bodydropped him into the crowd and they brawled to the top of the building. Punk hit Vampiro with a beer. They brawled back to the ringside area.

Vampiro gave Punk a charging kick to knock him over the rail back inside. As Vampiro re-entered the ring, though, Punk kicked the middle rope, crotching him. Punk hit a side Russian leg sweep for a two count. Punk hit a standing suplex on Vampiro for another near fall.

Punk locked Vampiro in a side chinlock. He yelled at the crowd, which began chanting “You suck” at him. Vampiro hit a series of elbows to escape but Punk took him down with a leg lariat. Vampiro hit him with a side kick and asked the crowd if the wanted Punk. Vampiro climbed to the top but Punk shoved Mike Kehner into the ropes to crotch him.

Punk tried to give Vampiro a hurrancanrana from the ropes but Vampiro held on and turned it into a sunset flip and scored the pin. Vampiro jumped into the crowd to celebrate as Punk seethed in the ring. Crowd went nuts for Vampiro. He spit beer at Punk. Punk yelled at him from the stage and left.

Next up is the final of the J-Cup USA Tournament as Sonjay Dutt faces Christopher Daniels (with Mikey Whipwreck) with the winner becoming the first MLW Junior Heavyweight champion.

Daniels argued with the referee John Finnegan as Whipwreck attacked Dutt on the floor. Daniels held up Dutt for a long time before dropping him down with a suplex. Daniels shoots Dutt up in the air but Dutt comes down with a hurrancanrana for a near fall. Daniels hits a springboard press on Dutt.

Daniels hit a tilt-o-whirl backbreaker. Dutt comes off the ropes and wraps Daniels with his Octopus but Daniels sends him thru the ropes. Mikey attacked Dutt and tossed him back in the ring.

Daniels continued to beat down Dutt. Daniels argued with the referee but was rolled up for a near fall. Daniels hit a chokeslam and then his double springboard moonsault for a near fall. Daniels continued the assault but Dutt hit a springboard leg lariat off the ropes for a near fall.

Dutt hit Daniels with a series of knee strikes. Daniels ended up on the floor. Dutt springboarded off the ropes fives times in succession across the rings before hitting a spinning dive on Daniels on the floor. That was awesome. He came off the top with a splash but Daniels, moved. Dutt sold the leg. They went back and forth with nearfalls.

Dutt hit a dragoncanrana, then knocked Whipwreck off the apron and did a dive over the ropes on him. The crowd chanted Sonjay’s name. Sonjay hit the Hindu Press (spinning 360 dive) off the ropes for the pin.

Your winner and the first MLW Junior Heavyweight champion, Sonjay Dutt!

MLW is going to intermission. We will return with the The WarGames!

Intermission News:

They filmed a vignette backstage where Steve Corino and Terry Funk had a coin toss to decide which team had the advantage in Wargames with Corino winning.

Damien 666 and Halloween were stranded in San Diego due to flight problems, according to a MLW official.

Matt Rite is OK but was coughing up blood after the six man match. He will be coming in as a regular for the promotion.

They are almost done setting up the steel cage around the rings. We will be back shortly with Wargames coverage!

The Cage is set and we are ready for Wargames: The Match Beyond!

Ring announcer Stephen DeAngelis announced the rules, which we covered on Page 1.

First out to the ring, representing the Extreme Horsemen was CW Anderson. Traditionally, Arn Anderson was always the first man into the Wargames cage in the old Jim Crockett NWA promotion. Second out, representing The Funkin’ Army was The Sandman. He made his grand entrance.

As Sandman hit the ring, CW began beating him down. Sandman is already bleeding 30 seconds in from beating the beer can into his head. He fought back and chased CW Anderson into the second ring with the Singapore Cane but was caught and taken out by CW. Sandman fought back with a series of punches. Sandman posed for the crowd but was caught with an Anderson superkick. Anderson beat him with the Cane but Sandman caught him with the White Russian Legsweep.

Anderson tries to whip Sandman into the Cage but Sandman reverses. Anderson is tossed into the Cage and is busted open. Sandman suplexes Anderson. Sandman locked him in a crippler crossface, but there is no submission at this point.

The next out for the Extreme Horsemen was captain/MLW champion Steve Corino, who attacked Sandman with a strand of barbed wire. Anderson and Corino doubleteamed Sandman. Corino whipped the barbed wire over Sandman’s back. Anderson holds Sandman over the ropes as Corino canes Sandman’s bare back and keeps beating him. They toss Sandman over the ropes from ring 1 to ring 2.

Next out for The Funkin’ Army is Captain Terry Funk who tossed a chair into the cage and brought a branding iron. Funk jettisoned the chair at Corino and then at Anderson. Funk began beating Corino into the cage and Corino was busted open. Funk and Sandman doubleteamed Anderson. Funk caned the Horsemen and then Sandman joined suit.

Next out for the Extreme Horsemen was Simon Diamond. Diamond and Corino doubleteamed Anderson. Funk wrapped Corino’s face in barbed wire. The Horsemen mauled Funk and Sandman.

Next out for The Funkin’ Army was Steve Williams. Anderson attacked him as he entered the cage but Williams cleaned house on the Horsemen. Corino battles Funk on top of the ring ropes as they climb the cage and Funk gets crotched. Funk began setting a chair up in the mesh of the Cage and slammed Corino into it.

Next up for the Extreme Horsemen was PJ Walker, bringing in a ladder. Sandman was whipped into it and then returned the favor. Corino and Funk battled between the rings. Funk used the ladder in an airplane spin and then slammed it into Diamond’s head. Everyone is battling all over the place.

Next up for the Funkin’ Army is mystery partner Sabu with Bill Alfonso. Guess he didn’t have another indy date after all! Sabu cleans house on all the Horsemen. A table is brought into the ring. Diamond is whipped into the ladder. Sabu and Justin brawl in the corner. Sabu tried to climb the cage but was cut off.

Funk crotched Anderson. Diamond set up the ladder between Sandman’s legs and hit a chair into it.

Next out was the final member of The Extreme Horsemen, Barry Windham, who piledrived Funk. Bill Alfonso said it was 5 on 4 and it wasn’t fair so he was going to help the best he could and hit the ring, and was murdered by the Horsemen.

They announced the match beyond had begun. Terry Funk lit his branding iron on fire and branded Corino, then blew a huge fireball in Corino’s face. He branded him again and locked on the spinning toehold. Corino, holding his face, submitted. The Horsemen tended to Corino as several referees and officials came out. The Army celebrated and left. Corino left walking carried by Windham holding a towel over his face.

Simon Diamond declared that “They may have won this match, but we will win this war!”

Your winners, The Funkin’ Army.

If you liked the old Wargames, this was a hell of a match.

2004 - The trailer for the WWE DVD "The Rise and Fall of ECW" was released.  The DVD, upon release, would break WWE DVD sales charts and begin a ripple effect that launched the successful ECW One Night Stand PPV, Hardcore Homecoming, and the WWE's revival of the ECW brand.

2004 - New Jack missed his own retirement show. You read that right. New Jack was on his way to the USA Pro Wrestling event on 9/17 in Jamaica, New York when he was called and warned that once he arrived at the building, he was going to be arrested for a warrant on an outstanding charge (not sure what), so he was advised not to come to the show.  Jack was slated to have an "official" retirement match as part of the show. .

2004 - Charlie Haas and Jackie Gayda announced their plans to marry.

2005 - WWE's legal department took aim at several website devoted to different wrestlers, including a site titled What was interesting about the Vader site is that WWE never owned the trademark to the name "Vader", much less "Big Van Vader."

2006 - TNA President Dixie Carter made the following statement online: "In the course of history, there are defining moments that change the fabric of a company forever. These are moments that are spoken about for years, not days, and serve as benchmarks in the annals of a company growth. And on occasion, those moments transcend the individual company and re-write the history of an industry. This Sunday at the NO SURRENDER PPV, an announcement will be made that will do just that. You will not want to miss the NO SURRENDER PPV."

At the PPV, TNA announced they were expanding their Impact series to a two hour primetime time slot AND announced that Kurt Angle would be debuting.

2007 - Pro Wrestling Unplugged in Philadelphia debuted on TV locally in the city of Brotherly Love.

2007 - Former NWA Tag Team champion Ricky Morton was again arrested in Tennessee due to issues related to non-payment of child support.

2007 - WWE released Marcus Cor Von. Cor Von, real name Monty Brown, had taken extended time off from the company to assist with his family following the death of a relative. He had been expected to return once the situation had resolved itself. Cor Von signed with the company in November 2006 after a long run with TNA. He worked Wrestlemania 23 as part of the New Breed faction, losing to the ECW Originals.  While he has worked limited independent dates since his release in the Michigan area, this marked the end of his career on a national level.

2008 - Ring of Honor taped a PPV in Boston, MA.  Stu Carapola filed the following live report:

-In a non-PPV opener, Chasyn Rance defeated Grizzly Redwood, who is Mitch Franklin doing a new lumberjack gimmick, saying that he had taken a month off from ROH and spent it in the Yukon learning under the Yukon Lumberjacks.  The gimmick was way over with the crowd.
-The PPV proper opened with Austin Aries in the ring calling out Jimmy Jacobs.  Jacobs came out and confronted Aries from the entranceway before sending Delirious in to attack Aries, leading to an impromptu match.  The match was pretty good, Delirious is working a lot more aggressively now that he's turned heel, but Aries came out the winner.  After the match, Age Of The Fall attacked Aries, and Jacobs put Aries through a table at ringside with a senton off the top rope.  The story here was that Jacobs injured himself doing the move, and now what condition would he be in for the tag title defense later?
-From here it turned into the Sweet & Sour Show for a while, with Larry Sweeney coming out with the entire group.  First we got a women's match featuring Sara Del Rey against a woman I didn't recognize or catch the name of.  Sara basically squashed her in less than a minute.
-Following Del Rey's victory, Sweeney sent her to the back and called out Brent Albright and Erick Stevens, who went right into their tag match with Adam Pearce and Eddie Edwards.  Edwards impressed me and kept up pretty well with everyone else in the match.  Albright and Stevens picked up the win when Albright hit Pearce with the half nelson suplex.  After the match, Sweet & Sour Inc attacked Albright and Stevens, but they recovered and chased most of the group to the back.
-Still at ringside was Chris Hero, but when he tried to leave, he was confronted by Jerry Lynn, who said that he had requested and been granted a match with Hero after Hero knocked out his buddy Lance Storm.  Good match and I was amazed at what great shape Lynn is in even at his age.  Hero won after hitting Lynn with a loaded elbow pad.  Jerry got a great reaction from the crowd.
-Next up was the three way elimination match between Claudio Castagnoli, Bryan Danielson, and Go Shiozaki.  Danielson didn't have the GHC Junior Title with him, but Go did have the FIP Title belt, which surprised me because they haven't really featured the FIP Title on their PPVs.  Danielson went right after Claudio at the beginning and most of the beginning was a brawl between the two, but Claudio again got himself disqualified for attacking the referee and every official he could get his hands on.  He tried to Pillmanize Danielson's head again, but he was dragged out before he had the chance.  From here it was down to Danielson and Shiozaki, and as usual Danielson got a great match out of Go before putting him out with a triangle choke.
-Next, the Briscoes won a tag team scramble over YRR members Kenny King & Jason Blade (the FIP Tag Team Champions, and they brought the belts to the ring with them as well), the Vulture Squad of Ruckus and Jigsaw (who did have Julius Smokes with them) and the Necro Butcher, who went solo.  PRetty good, fast paced match, but nothing to write home about.
-After intermission, we got a couple more dark matches.  First was another women's match as Daizee Haze picked up a win over a tall, lanky Australian girl whose name I believe was Madison Eagles.  This was a little disjointed, but not bad or anything, and Daizee put her away with the Mindtrip.
-Up next, Rhett Titus picked up a win over Josh Daniels, who came out of mothballs to return to ROH for the first time in like five years.  I always thought Daniels was a great worker, but he really didn't impress me here.  He came in looking kind of heavy and wasn't really as crisp as he had been in the past.  I don't get the impression he'll be back based on his performance and the lack of crowd reaction.
-The PPV taping portion continued, as Nigel McGuinness retained the ROH World Title with a victory over Roderick Strong.  The crowd didn't like Nigel, which I guess is to be expected these days, but were really into Roderick.  Roderick looked great in this match, taking a ton of Strong's best shots, including several lariats, a Tower of London, and a Tower of London to the ring apron.  Finally, Nigel hit a third Tower of London in the ring and that was enough to beat Strong, who did have several close counts that were almost three, but not quite.
-The main event saw Kevin Steen & El Generico defeat Jimmy Jacobs and Tyler Black to win the ROH World Tag Team Title.  This was a great match and easily the highlight of the evening.  Steen & Generico were over like Grover here.  There were two false finishes before we got the real one, first Steen hit a swanton on Tyler Black followed by a top rope guillotine legdrop by Generico that got two and 99/100ths.  The second near fall saw Generico put out Jacobs on the outside while Steen had Tyler Black in the Sharpshooter in the middle of the ring.  Tyler crawled to the ropes and almost had it and Steen dragged him back to the middle of the ring, and you could swear he was about to tap when Jacobs made it in the ring for the save.  After each of those false finishes you thought that was it and Steen & Generico were going to get screwed again, but finally they hit the package piledriver/brainbuster combo for the win, and the place exploded.  The fans were really emotionally into this match, and after getting handed the belt, Steen went out into the crowd and into the bleachers to hug what I assume was his family.  Really great moment to send the crowd home happy.
Overall the show was kind of so-so, but the last two matches made up for it, especially getting caught up in the celebration after Steen & Generico won the title.  The place wasn't sold out, but still had a good sized crowd.  The announced return date isn't until May of 2009 though, so I hope the fans don't mind driving down to Connecticut or New York if they want to attend a live show.

2009 - Triple H walked boxer Floyd "Money" Mayweather to the ring prior to Mayweather's defeat of Juan Manuel Marquez with a unanimous (and decisive) 12 round decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

2009 - WWE Raw ran Moncton, New Brunswick.  Paul Lirette filed the following live report:

I just got back not too long ago from the WWE Raw house show. It was a great show, the place was about 65% - 70% full. Tony Chimmel comes out to a great ovation, think the ovation was people were glad the show was starting.

First Match: Evan Bourne defeated Chavo Guerrero with the distraction of Hornswoggle.

Second Match: Primo defeated some guy named Alex Riley, who supposedly lived here 10 years ago, beating people up and stealing their lunch money.  At least that is the promo he cut.

Third Match: Chris Masters defeated Santino with the Master lock. Santino was hilarious asking the fans if they wanted him to punch Masters in the face, the fans cheered loudly then he says to Masters consider your face punched.  He also put the Master lock on Masters himself but Masters powered out and put Santino in the Master lock.

Fourth Match: Triple Threat match for the US Title. Kofi Kingston defeated Jack Swagger & the Miz. This was a great match and a great performance from all 3 men. Miz cut a promo on he stole the US Title on Raw and said he was the true champion. Kofi pinned Swagger for the win as the Miz walked out with the title belt while Kofi was pinning Swagger.

There was a brief intermission and when Chimmel came back he brought in 2 kids from the audience to throw T-shirts in the audience.

Fifth match: Alicia Fox defeated Rosa Mendez.  This match was ok but the audience wasn't into it all that much, mostly quiet during the match.

Sixth Match: Legacy defeated MVP & Mark Henry. Legacy came off with a lot of heel heat during this match while MVP & Henry got a good pop from the fans. DiBiase pinned MVP for the win. There were a lot of DX chants. HHH was a no show for today's show, probably because he is with Mayweather for the fight tonight. Fans were very disappointed with no HHH.

Main Event was for the WWE Title: John Cena defeated Randy Orton in the best match of the day. Cena got a huge pop from the fans. An Austin/Hogan like pop. A very pro Cena crowd. Orton got lots of heel heat from the crowd. Orton dominated the match but like a true fighting champion Cena makes the come back and avoids getting the punt to the head and nails Orton with Attitude Adjustment (aka FU).

A couple of notes. A teenager got kicked out for cussing at Jack Swagger. That was a first for me, probably has to due with the WWE being PG. Also my brother noticed at the concession stand they were selling Bret Hart T-shirts. That puzzled us both since the guy hasn't worked for the WWE in nearly 12 years.

Biggest Pop:
1. John Cena
2. Kofi Kingston
3. Hornswaggle/Santino
4. MVP/Henry

Biggest Heat:
1. Randy Orton
2. Legacy
3. Chavo
4. Chris Masters

2009 - Ring of Honor ran Dayton, Ohio.  S. Aaron Rund filed the following live report:

Pre-show got started about 20 minutes late. The first match was Pattrick O'reilly and Tony Kozina vs The Bravado Bros. Not a whole lot to write home about. O'reilly and Kozina win when O'relly made one of the Bravado Bros tap to a Kurt Angle style Ankle Lock.

Next match was Andy "Right Leg" Ridge and Jordan McIntyre vs Bobby Dempsey and Tim Donst. To be completly honest, I missed most of this match, Bobby Dempsey was way over and he has lost about 20-25 pounds since the last time I saw him, Tim Donst also got a good pop. Bobby Dempsey and Tim Donst won the match.

Pre-Show Main Event was Sal Rinauro vs Alex "Sugarfoot" Payne. Alex Payne came out to what sounded like New Found Glory. I didn't see much of this match either (I was mingling with friends I hadn't seen in about six months) I do remember that at one point Payne tried a sunset flip but caught Rinauro's tights and exposed his bare ass. Rinauro then proceeded to land an Earthquake splash on Sugarfoot (Come on Guys, that is how people get Pink Eye).  Sal got the victory.

Main Show started Close to 8:30  prompting a few Ian Rotten jokes from some of the people I was with.

First Match was Eddie Edwards w/ Shane Hagadorn vs Brent Albright . This was a very hard hitting match between both competitors. A lot of strikes from both Albright and Edwards here and they were hard. Albright even took to the air a little bit during the match. He hit a reverse cross body off of the top rope on Edwards as well as a Suicide Dive on to Edwards through the middle and top ropes landing right in front of me. Edwards wins the match after interference from Hagadorn allows Davey Richards to run in and hit a kick combination on Albright and allowing the 'Wolves to hit a double team Superkick/German Suplex combo.

House of Truth (Josh Raymond and Christian Abel w/Truth Martini) vs Dark City Fight Club (Jon Davis and Corey Chavis). Based on some of the reports I read, I am in the minority of enjoying this match.  There were a few moments that were a little scary, Abel was going for the Powerbomb senton where he Powerbomb's Raymond on to his oppenents back. Instead Abel Powerbombed Raymond back of the head first into the side of Jon Davis' head.  Also Raymond hit a shooting star body press on both Davis and Chavis while they were standing up and may have hit his chin on the back of both their heads.   DCFC wins with a double team move that if I remember correctly was a Spinebuster/Diamond Cutter combination.  I think Jon Davis is going to be a star one of these days.  He seems to have a lot of Charisma and has a good mix of power moves and striking in his repetoir.

Jimmy Rave w/Prince Nana vs Grizzly Redwood was next. This matchup reminded me a lot of the old Jimmy Rave-Pelle Primeau feud from late in 2007. Grizzly Redwood reminds me a lot of Groundskeeper Willie in that when he has a shirt on he looks like a normal (as normal as a 5'5" man with a long beard can be) but when he takes his shirt off he looks like a body builder. Grizz got in some good offense and won by DQ after Jimmy Rave hit him with a Chain (presumably the same one he and Necro will be attached to for the Dog Collar match in Chicago). This brought out The Necro Butcher for the save. Necro and Jimmy brawled all around the arena, including scaring the crap out of a little kid sitting in the front row in section D when Necro tried to slam Jimmy into the front row. It was a fun little brawl that saw Necro beat up a few referees in addition to Jimmy Rave).  Prince Nana was gold in this match with his fan interaction.

Next Match saw Davey Richards w/Shane Hagadorn vs Claudio Castagnoli. This was a great match. Both men worked their asses off and the crowd was split for their support for most of the match. Both men played the heel in this contest. Davey almost had Claudio tapping to the Kimura on more than one occasion. Claudio hit the Alpamari Waterslide on Davey but only got a two count. Davey wins the match after he reverses a Riccola Bomb into a Yoshi Tonic/Code Red. After the match Davey said that he was going to be the Next World Champ. So far, this was the match of the night. I was pleasantly surprised by Claudio's performance in this match. I had seen Claudio have great matches outside of ROH in 2008 and 2009 but for whatever reason it wasn't transfering to ROH. This match was on par with some of those other matches.

Young Bucks (Nick and Matt Jackson) vs The Briscoes (Jay and Mark Briscoe.) This match will probably be better on DVD than it was live. The crowd was still coming down from the Davey-Claudio match and I don't think they were as into this match as they could have been due in part to that. Young Bucks were impressive but it felt like both teams were holding a little back (that is not saying that it wasn't a good match). Jay and Mark win with a traditional Doomsday Device after Nick and Matt Jackson missed More Bang for your Buck (their Finlay Roll, 450 Splash followed by Moonsault Combo). After the match, both team showed mutual respect for one another. I look forward to more from these two teams. The ROH tag team division is once again, in my opinion as good as it was in 2006-2007.  This was my first time seeing the Young Bucks live and they did not disappoint.

Intermission. I found out through my "sources" that Austin Aries, Rasche Brown and Silas Young had car troubles and arrived at the show late.

Rasche Brown vs Silas Young, The match was short and it was good for what it was. Rasche won with a power move that I cannot recall.

Petey Williams and Colt "Boom Boom" Cabana vs ROH World Champion Austin Aries and "Addicted To Love" Rhett Titus. This was a good match. Prior to his team being introduced, while his music was playing and it played for a good minute before Austin Aries came out with Rhett Titus and a Microphone and berated the sound guy for playing his music first. Aries said the champion always comes out second regardless of whether the title is on the line or not. This was a pretty good match. At some point in the match Rhett Titus was busted open Hardway (possibly from a guard rail)underneath his eye. I was told by my "sources" that he did go to the hospital after the match and the cut required stitches. Petey Williams and Colt Cabana won pinning Titus after a Colt 45. Just before Cabana won Petey Williams hit the Canadian Destroyer on Austin Aries but he fell out of the ring. Aries berated Titus for the loss after the match.

"American Dragon" Bryan Danielson vs "That Young Knockout Kid" Chris Hero w/Shane Hagadorn. That Main Event did not disappoint. Dragon and Hero put on a great show that included Hero being knocked off of the guard rail into the second row and Danielson Diving off the top rope on to Hero who was in the second row. A lot of hard hitting exchanges in this match. Hero picks up the victory after a Roaring Elbow to the back of Danielsons Head. After the match, Dragon left the arena but came back with "The Final Countdown" by Europe playing and thanked the fans of Dayton.

Return was announced for 04/23/2010. Overall, I thought I got my money worth on this show. I had a great time, saw some good to great wrestling and I was not disappointed.

2010 - Dragon Gate USA announced they had signed Jon Moxley to a deal.  Moxley would later be released from his deal so that he can sign a WWE developmental deal.  He's currently wrestling under the name Dean Ambrose.

2010 - CHIKARA made its NYC debut in Brooklyn, NY, an event that featured the American debut of Japanese legend Manami Toyota.  Joshua Higham filed the following live report:

Chikara made its NYC debut today at the Warsaw in Brooklyn. They started 15 minutes late. But when they started, they started hot.

Soldier Ant and 3.0 vs. F.I.S.T. - Chuck Taylor pinned Soldier Ant after an Awful Waffle. Lots of fun, craziness, humor. Great opener.
15 minutes of awesomeness, I loved this match.

Hallowicked vs. Ultramantis Black - Ultramantis pinned Hallowicked with the Mantis Bomb. UMB was constantly saying that he didn't want to hurt Wicked, but wanted Wicked to join his team at next month's Dark Ciberknetico. When he asked after the match, Wicked just left.

Daizee Haze and Delirious of the BDK vs. Osirian Portal - The Portal wins, pinning Haze after the Egyptian Conniption. The win gave the Portal their third point to challenge for the Campeonatos de Parejas.

Da Soul Touchaz vs. Lince Dorado, Tim Donst, and Tursas of the BDK - Willie Richardson pinned Lince Dorado with a version of the Pounce. After the match, Donst got into an argument with Dorado.

20 Minute Intermission

Eddie Kingston vs. Ares (with his pet, Delirious) - Ares pinned Kingston with a schoolboy. Eddie hit Ares with the Backfist. Claudio Castagnoli came out to distract, which allowed Delirious to hit Eddie with his chain to set up the schoolboy.

The Future is Now (Jimmy "Equinox" Olsen, Jigsaw, and Helios) vs. The UnStable (Stigma, Coin Delaney, and Vin Gerard) - The Future is Now wins by disqualification when Vin Gerard hit a lowblow on Equinox. During the match, Gerard took Delaney to finish off his brother, Equinox. Instead, Delaney allowed Equinox to hit Gerard with his finisher. Postmatch, we had the reunion of the Olsens with Britney Spears's Toxic on the PA and the crowd chanting "Hug It Out." Equinox took off his mask, and Delaney took off his UnStable wristbands, leaving together.

For the Young Lions Cup, Frightmare vs Pinkie "Pink Ant" Sanchez - Frightmare wins after countering out of Burning Snicklefritz and hitting Kneecolepsy.

Manami Toyota and Mike Quackenbush vs. Sara Del Rey and Claudio Castagnoli - Toyota forced Del Rey to tap to the Chikara Special. A lot of false finishes, a lot of action, fun main event.

Notes: Chikara is already too big for the Warsaw, which is a great venue. The place was packed tight... Gavin Loudspeaker, at one point, invoked subway etiquette rules, saying if you'd get up for someone on the subway, do it now too... A wide mix of people in the audience including a couple special needs groups. A few of the wrestlers came out and mingled at intermission... A few Pro Wrestling Respect (ROH Academy students) guys were seated in the balcony... The majority of the roster went to the balcony to watch the main event... Ultramantis Black, Bryce Remsburg, Leonard Chikarason, and Gavin Loudspeaker handled commentary... Once again, Chikara proves to have a great mix of personalities, characters, and action. A great, fun show.

2010 - WWE held their Night of Champions PPV.  Mike Johnson filed the following PPV report:

Welcome to's live coverage of the 2010 WWE Night of Champions PPV!

We open up with a whole lot of pyro as Michael Cole asked who would leave Chicago as champion.  Cole introduced his announcing partners, Matt Striker and Jerry Lawler.

WWE Intercontinental champion Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston - If Dolph is Disqualified or Counted Out, Kofi wins the championship

Vickie Guerrero interrupted ring announcer Tony Chimel to introduce Ziggler.  Caitlin from NXT was with them, making her PPV debut.  Kingston and Ziggler locked up.  Crowd is solidly behind Kingston.  Striker mentioned Kingston just got married to his High School sweetheart. Good for them!

They have a nice back and forth exchange.  Kingston forces Ziggler to back off with a dropkick attempt.  Kingston clotheslines Ziggler over the top to the floor.  Caitlin tends to him but Guerrero makes her back off.  Guerrero sends her to the back.  Ziggler returns to the ring where Kingston maintains his advantage until missing a charge in the corner.

 Ziggler dropkicks Kingston in the face and scores a two count.  Ziggler locks on a rear chin lock.  He rides Kingston to the mat and wears him down.  Kingston fires back with several shots to the ribs and chest.  Kingston nails a shoulder block but is caught with a big boot for a two count.  Ziggler scores several two count.  Ziggler nailed a running snap mare for another two count.

Kingston fired back but was nailed with a Famouser and rolled over onto his shoulders for another near fall.  He cinched in a side chinlock.  Kingston fought his way to his feet and battered Ziggler in the corner with a series of punches.  Ziggler nailed a back elbow coming out of the corner but Kingston nailed a clothesline.  Kingston nailed a bodypress off the top rope and scored a two count.

Kingston unloaded on Ziggler with a series of chops but missed a kick.  Ziggler was caught with a variation of a Lou Thesz Press and peppered with punches.  Ziggler was nailed with the Boom Drop.  Kofi began calling for Trouble in Paradise but Ziggler avoided it and was caught in a sleeper.  Kingston turned it into an inverted DDT and nearly scored the pin but Guerrero put Ziggler's leg on the rope.  Ziggler went to the floor where Kofi dove on him and slammed him on the floor.  Kofi rolled Ziggler back into the ring and scored a two count.

Ziggler caught Kingston in a sleeper but Kofi broke the grip and locked in his own.  Ziggler ran and used the ropes to snap Kofi's throat on them.  Guerrero went to slap Kofi but Ziggler told her not to ruin anything and said he had the match won.  Kingston went to the top but Ziggler caught him, nailed the Zig Zag and scored the pin.

Your winner and still WWE Intercontinental champion,Dolph Ziggler!

Good opener.

They aired a Paperjamz commercial featuring the Miz.

Todd Grisham interviewed Edge backstage, asking him his strategy.  Edge asked him why he wondered that and asked if it was because he had to defeat five men and not just one.  He advised him to ask the others how they are going to beat him.  Edge said they call him the Ultimate opportunist for a reason and tonight he'll walk out the champion.

CM Punk vs. Big Show

Punk, who came out alone, got a nice reaction since they were in his hometown in Chicago.  Matt Striker said Punk's childhood friends Scott and Chris were in attendance.  That has to be Scott "Colt" Cabana and Chris "Ace Steele" Guy.  Punk took the mic and said that he loves Chicago.  He said he loves the parks, the museums, the history and Navy Pier, but what he hates are the inhabitants of the city.  He blamed everyone in the building for ruining the city, calling them lazy Teamsters and corrupt politicians.  He crapped on the Chicago White Sox and then said the out of work dads and boozy mothers disgust them.  He said that the entire city should be burned to the ground for the second time so he can build a straightedge utopia.  Punk turned his attention to Big Show.  He said that Show knocked him out at Smackdown but unlike the rest of them, he doesn't run from anyone.  He's in his home and he is still here standing.  Punk said he is David tonight and Show can be Goliath.  Punk said the slingshot will be "the power of almighty Straightedge."

Punk had his elbow taped up.  Punk tried to nail several kicks but was hit by Show with a mauling paw.  Punk dropkicked Show but it didn't faze him.  Show drilled Punk across the back and then choked him in the corner with a boot to the face.  Show chopped Punk across the chest so hard Punk bumped out of the ring.  Show went outside to toss Punk back in the ring.  As Show returned, Punk drilled him in the face with a kick, then nailed a knee to the jaw.  Punk nailed a rolling senton over the top to the floor on the prone Show.  The building began chanting for Punk.

Punk waited for Show to return and attacked him as Show rolled in.  Show began firing back with shots to the ribs and chest.  Punk elbowed Show in the back of the neck and scored several near falls.  Punk began peppering Show with kicks but Show punched him away.  Punk kicked Show in the head with a kick and smothered him in the throat with his knee.  Punk went to the apron for the springboard clothesline but Show tackled him in mid-air.  

Show nailed the KO punch and scored the pin.

Your winner, Big Show!


Josh Mathews interviewed Chris Jericho.  Jericho said he didn't need to be lucky tonight.  Jericho pointed out how well he had done in the past with tournaments.  He said he was going to eliminate everyone and walk out the new WWE champion.  He said the reason isn't luck, but because he's the best in the world at what he does.  No mention of Jericho's pledge that he would leave if he didn't win but Michael Cole pointed it out after the interview.

They showed several members of the National Guard in attendance.

WWE United States champion The Miz vs. Daniel Bryan

They lock up with Miz getting an early advantage but Bryan went for the LeBell Lock and Miz bailed out.  When he returned, Bryan went after Miz's arm but Miz jumped off the apron and slammed it over the ropes.  Miz then hammerlocked Bryan and ran him shoulder-first into the corner.  He continued working over Bryan's shoulder.  Bryan worked his way into a counter and used a backslide for a two count.  Miz kicked out and went right back after the shoulder.   Miz argued with the referee, allowing Alex Riley to attack Bryan's shoulder from the outside.  Miz then snapped the arm backwards.

Miz kept up the offense and kicked Bryan to the floor.  He tossed Bryan back in and covered him for a two count.  The crowd began rallying Bryan as he mounted a comeback with a series of rights.  Miz nailed the shoulder and charged Bryan who ducked and Miz went to the floor.  Bryan nailed a dive through the ropes on Miz.  Miz was tossed back in.  Bryan, selling the shoulder, still nailed a top rope missile dropkick for a two count.    Bryan battered Miz with rights as he sold his left shoulder, then added in several kicks to the gut.

Bryan nailed a dropkick into the corner.  Miz crumpled down to his knees and Bryan drilled him with a stiff kick to the back of the head for a two count.   Bryan put Miz on the ropes and worked him over with punches.  Miz crotched him on the top rope and clotheslined him off.  Bryan landed on the "bad arm" but still kicked out.  Miz looked frustrated.  Miz went back to the bad shoulder, cranking back on it.  Miz measured Bryan and went for the Skull Crushing Finale.  He went for it but Bryan pulled Miz into a forward roll for a two count.

Danielson went for the LeBell Lock but Riley got on the apron.  Bryan drilled him with a punch and rolled up Miz for a two count.  Everyone thought that was the finish.  Miz tossed Bryan out to the floor.  Riley went after Bryan but was tossed into the ringpost.  Bryan was caught with a cradle but kicked out.  Miz kicked him down and began beating him with punches.  The referee had to pull him off several times and warned Miz he was going to be DQ'd.  Miz was caught in the LeBell Lock and Miz fought but finally tapped out.

Your winner and new United States champion, winning his first WWE title, Daniel Bryan!


Layla was one of the Lumberjills and didn't look happy as McCool walked to the ring.  Striker made a crack about Jillian still being "here" when she came out.

McCool tried to dropkick Melina as she did her split entrance but Melina jumped up and McCool landed hard on the floor.  When she returned to the ring, they locked up and jockeyed for position.  They actually ended up going through the ropes and to the flooor.  McCool slapped one of the girls and then returned to the ring.  Melina avoided the tiltowhirl backbreaker.  Lots of Melina chants.  Melina nailed her with a series of forearms.  She positioned McCool across the turnbuckles but was grabbed by the hair and dumped over the top to the floor.

The Lumberjills didn't do much to force Melina back in, which they explained by saying McCool had pissed off all of the other Divas.  McCool controlled Melina when they returned to the ring.  McCool went for the Faithbreaker but Melina escaped and turned it into a Facejam.  Melina was caught with a belly to belly suplex for a two count.  McCool took a swipe at Natalya, who got on the apron.  Melina rolled up McCool but the referee was arguing with Natalya.

McCool was tossed out of the ring and the Lumberjills had their way with her for a moment.  They tossed her back in and Melina nailed a dropkick to the lower back, then Matrixed out of a kick.  McCool grabbed her by the hair and slammed her back into the mat.  Melina and McCool battled to the top and fell over to the floor.  McCool tossed Melina back in and was attacked by all the other girls except for Layla.  Layla attacked Melina in the ring but was battled off and tossed out.

McCool re-entered the ring from behind Melina and drilled him with a boot to the face, then scored the pin.

Your winner and Unified champion Michelle McCool!

Layla El and Michelle McCool celebrated together so their entire issues were all a ruse to begin with.

Todd Grisham interviewed Wade Barrett and noted it was his first chance at the WWE championship and asked him what he felt his chances were.  Barrett said that his opponents represent greatness but also the status quo in WWE.  He said that he stated months ago that the winds of change were blowing and he has his chance to prove that tonight.  He said that he was the future of WWE and the next WWE champion.


Undertaker did his grand entrance, then attacked Kane as he came down the aisle.  They brawled on the stage.  He propped up Kane up against one of the giant columns for the stage and beat him with punches, then whipped him into another one.  Kane hit it and fell to the floor in front of the stage.  Undertaker stalked Kane but the champ kicked him in the knee and worked him over with punches on the ramp.  Undertaker came back and choked him on the ramp.  Kane came back with a boot to the face.

They battled their way back to ringside and Kane whipped Taker into the steel ring steps.  Kane grabbed the World championship belt and drilled Taker with it on the floor.  He then measured Taker and kicked him low.  They battled back in the ring where Kane trapped Taker in the corner and clotheslined him again and again.  Taker crumpled to the mat but kicked out when Kane covered him.

Kane dragged Taker back out to the outside of the apron and began drilling him with punches.  Taker fell off the apron to the floor.   Kane  slammed Taker head-first on the announcer's table, then nailed him with the covering for the table.  The storyline was that Undertaker was completely overpowered by Kane's strength.  Taker finally reversed a whip and sent Kane into the stairs.  They battled back and forth with punches on the floor.

Kane was prepped on the apron and Taker nailed a guillotine legdrop on the apron.  Undertaker kicked Kane over the barrier, then dove over it onto Kane.  Kane came back to drill Taker with a chair.  Kane continued to work over Taker with punches.  Taker wandered, glazed eyed in the crowd.  Kane followed and they exchanged punches in the crowd.  They battled near a  production area and then back into the ringside area.  Kane clotheslined Taker off the barricade to the floor.

Back in the ring, Kane battered Undertaker with kicks.  Kane beat Taker with punch after punch in the corner.  Taker went down to one knee but pulled himself back up, wobbly.  Kane continued the onslaught in another corner.  Kane just totally dominated Taker with punches, beating him down.  Taker fought back and they began exchanging big shots in the middle of the ring.  Undertaker finally got the better of the exchange but Kane kneed him in the gut.  Taker came back with a heat seeking missile, but Kane was back to his feet first.

Undertaker got the better of their back and forth again and nailed Snake Eyes followed by a big boot.  Undertaker legdropped Kane for a two count, then called for the chokeslam.  Taker nailed the chokeslam.  Taker went for the tombstone but Kane reversed it and scored the clean pin.

Your winner and still World champion, Kane!

Kane left victorious and the story was that Kane had dominated Taker.  Taker took a long time leaving, crumpling over in pain and dropping to his knees at moments.   The announcers wondered if we were seeing the end of an era.  Lawler said, "I hate to say it, but I think Undertaker's powers are completely sapped."

Legendary film promo.  They announced the film was a Wal-Mart exclusive on DVD, which explains why it was yanked from online retailers.


The first team out are the Usos, who are with Tamina.  Tyson Kidd and Jey Uso start off.  They go back and forth.  Kidd nailed a forward roll for a two count.  Jimmy tagged in and they nailed the old Demolition finisher for a two count.  Jimmy missed a charge in the corner and Smith tagged in.  Hart nailed several clotheslines and nailed a belly to belly suplex.  The Usos regrouped outside on the floor but Kidd hit a springboard moonsault off the top rope to the floor on them.  Kidd tossed them back in the ring for a two count.    Hart went for the Sharpshooter.  Tamina and Natalya got into it.  Jimmy clotheslined Hart from behind and scored the pin.

The Harts are eliminated so we'll have new champions tonight.

Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov hit the ring.  Santino cleaned house but when he went for the Cobra, Tamina got on the apron and made it as well, distracting him.  When Santino finally went for it, Jimmy caught him in a Samoan Drop and scored the pin.

Santino and Kozlov are eliminated.

Next out are Mark Henry and Evan Bourne.  Bourne scored with several flying knee strikes.  Bourne escaped a splash in the corner and tagged Henry.  Henry nailed a big punch on Jimmy then knocked Jey off the ropes.   Henry tagged in Bourne, who nailed the shooting star press off the top and scored the pinfall.

The Usos are eliminated.

The final team are Drew McIntyre and Cody Rhodes.  They hit the ring.  Drew and Bourne go back and forth with Drew getting the better of the exchange.   Cody and Drew begin tagging in and out while working over Bourne.  Drew drilled Evan with an uppercut forearm.  Bourne gets cut off with a clothesline for a two count,  McIntyre began working over Bourne's arm but was tossed off.  Bourne tried to make the hot tag but was cut off by Cody.  Cody and Drew continued their back and forth tags as they controlled Bourne.  Bourne kicked at Drew but was cut off with a forearm smash while rebounding off the ropes.  Bourne was knocked to the floor, where Cody went right after him before tossing him back in the ring.  Drew locked in a reverse chinlock.

Drew picked up Bourne for a suplex but Bourne drilled him with kicks while suspended upside down.  Bourne finally made the hot tag to Henry, who cleaned house on Drew, then hit a running Avalanche in the corner on Cody.  Henry pressed and dropped Cody, then tagged in Bourne for a shooting star press off Henry's shoulders.  Drew kicked Henry in the knees so Bourne fell off.  Drew kicked Henry out of the ring.  He went after Drew but Cody grabbed Bourne and nailed him with the CrossRhodes for the pin.

Your winners and new WWE Tag Team champions Drew McIntyre and Cody Rhodes!

Matt Striker sent us to a video feature on Albert Del Rio.

They aired a great video feature on the WWE championship and the Six Pack Challenge.

Josh Mathews interviewed WWE champion Sheamus.  He said Sheamus was at a huge disadvantage but Sheamus asked him if he looked like he was concerned.  He said he was WWE champion because he wins, no matter what the stipulation match is.  Sheamus said that he always leaves with the WWE title and no matter what the match is, it suits him.  He said tonight was going to leave with a Throw Kick to the skull and Sheamus leaving with the WWE title on his shoulder and a smile on his face.


Ring entrances in order are Sheamus, Cena, Edge, Jericho, Barrett (No Nexus) and finally Orton for the big pop.

Everyone battled at the bell.  It powdered down to Jericho working over Orton but Cena, who Jericho had tossed out of the ring, returned.  Cena and Jericho faced off.  Jericho shoved Cena into a corner but was caught with the RKO and pinned.

Chris Jericho has been eliminated.

Cena even asked if that was really three.  According to his claims, he's done with WWE. Jericho received a huge "Y2J" chant as he exited.  Edge looked like he was screwed with the idea being that they had plans to work together.  They focused for a long time on Jericho's exit with the rest of the match stopping.

When they started again, Barrett found himself circled by the other four as they got to give him the beatdown the Nexus has given all of them.  They dispatched Barrett out of the ring.  Cena and Orton then tossed Sheamus and Edge out.  Orton and Cena faced off but Barrett attacked them.  The heels all began beating down the babyfaces.  Barrett tried to get the heels to work together but they wanted nothing to do with him.  They doubled on him.

Cena nailed a glancing dropkick on Edge.  Orton took out Sheamus.  We were back to Orton and Cena facing off again.  They went nose to nose so Orton went for the RKO.  Cena escaped and went for the STF.   Orton and Cena went back and forth.  Edge joined in and tried to help Orton suplex Cena out but Barrett pulled them both off the apron.  Sheamus began stomping everyone to maintain control and then focused on Cena.

Cena and Sheamus went back and forth.  Sheamus nailed an elbow and Cena crumpled in the corner.  Sheamus controlled Cena and placed him on the top rope for the Celtic Cross.  Cena used back elbows to avoid the move.  He fought off Sheamus but got his foot caught as he came down.  Edge and Sheamus worked over Cena and placed him back atop the ropes.  They went for a double suplerplex and nailed it.  Edge covered him but Cena kicked out.

With Cena down and out,  they went to the floor and attacked Barrett, sending him into the guard rails.  They then turned their attention to Orton, dragging him to the ring and tossing him in.  Sheamus began pummeling Orton's chest with punches.  Edge and Sheamus continued to work over everyone, maintaining the control.  Edge tried to turn on Sheamus but missed the spear and Sheamus hit the Irish Curse Backbreaker.

Orton went for the RKO on Cena but was shoved off as Edge speared Orton.  Edge went for Cena but was caught with the Attitude Adjustment and pinned.

Edge is eliminated.

Barrett attacked Cena immediately.  Barrett took out Orton and Sheamus as well.  Barrett began drilling Cena with punches but Cena came back with a series of shoulderblocks and a slam.  Cena hit the five knuckle shuffle.  He picked up Barrett for the Attitude Adjustment  and drilled Barrett into  Sheamus.  Cena locked Sheamus in the STF in the center of the ring but Sheamus fought hard to get to the ropes and finally did.

Nexus hits the ringside area.  Cena goes after them but Barrett grabs Cena and nails his finisher, pinning Cena.

John Cena has been eliminated.

The Nexus attacked Orton outside the ring and mauled him.  They tossed him into the ring for a waiting Barrett.  As Orton made his way to his feet, he was surrounded with Nexus on the aprons.  Cena attacked them with a chair and ran them off.   Orton took out Barrett and teased the RKO.  He drilled him and scored the pin.

Wade Barrett has been eliminated.

Sheamus snuck in from behind Orton and nailed the throw kick but Orton kicked out.  Sheamus began screaming in anger.  Sheamus went for the Celtic Cross but Orton slipped out and scored the RKO and the pin.

Your winner and new WWE champion, Randy Orton!

2011 - WWE announced that the Muppets would be guest starring on the Halloween edition of Raw.

2011 - WWE broadcast Raw.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We are live from Cleveland, Ohio and your announcers are Jim ‘I miss the slobberknockers at Municipal Stadium’ Ross, Jerry ‘I still call it Jacobs’ Field’ Lawler and Michael ‘Did you miss my best work last night during the main event’ Cole.


We begin things with the man who could not oust Triple H as the COO and CM Punk makes his way to the ring with a bit of a limp due to last night’s match with Triple H and the things that happened towards the end.

Punk says that he has to admit that this particular building has never been super kind to him. He had to forfeit the World Championship one time, Bob Holly punched him so hard in the eye that he now has a dead spot. Now Punk says that he can barely turn his head and he is having trouble standing on his leg. Punk says that his pride is also hurt because he might have to admit that he was wrong.

R Truth and the Miz were right. There is a conspiracy here in World Wrestling Entertainment. It is not the one that Truth and Miz are talking about. It is a . . .

Punk is interrupted by Triple H and he is not in GameFountain attire tonight.

Punk stares a hole through Hunter before the COO speaks. Hunter says that he gives Punk credit because he is just as beaten up. He says that he can barely move too. They went to war last night but he is still the COO of the WWE. Hunter says that he is going to do his day job first.

The next pay per view is in two weeks and it is Hell in a Cell. John Cena made history on Sunday night by becoming the WWE Champion for a tenth time. Alberto Del Rio deserves his rematch. Hunter says that Punk deserves the rematch that he never received. For the first time ever, the WWE Championship will be contested in a Triple Threat Hell in a Cell Match.

Now it is time for Hunter to address Punk. Hunter says that he is not involved in this conspiracy and he had nothing to do with Kevin Nash’s attacks since SummerSlam. He also had nothing with Miz and Truth. He also did not cut Punk’s mic last week. Hunter takes off his jacket and he says that he has no problem going back to war with Punk right now.

Punk tells Hunter that he has no problem going back to war with Hunter either. Punk says that he was going to get to his point before Hunter interrupted him. Punk says that his pride was a bit hurt. They don’t like each other and someone is using that to their advantage. Somebody is playing both of them. Punk says that he should have realized that it wasn’t Punk, but it is someone who is using him. It is somebody higher up on the ladder than Hunter.

Punk says that he could go on about Truth and Miz . . .

But John Laurinaitis comes out and he says that he agrees about a conspiracy but he says that Punk is in the middle of it. He tells Hunter not to believe anything that Punk says. Punk is upset because he could not beat Hunter.

Punk says that he is upset because he figured out . . . but first he introduces John Laurinaitis and then he says that it is ironic that John wished him luck last night because John figured that he could be the COO if Hunter lost. He says that Truth and Miz were sent to the ring last night and cut off his mic last week. He was the one who got Nash involved at SummerSlam and Night of Champions.

John says that Hunter has lost control of the show because of Punk. He says that he already has a job as Executive Vice President of Talent Relations. He reminds Punk that Punk works for him. Hunter reminds John that he works for Hunter.

Hunter says that he is going to get to the bottom of this.

Laurinaitis blames Punk for this and then he fires CM Punk and wishes him the best in his future endeavors.

Hunter tells Punk that he is not fired. He says that if anyone is going to be fired, he will be the one to do the firing. Hunter says that by the end of the night, someone is going to get fired.

Hunter and John leave the ring while Punk stays in the ring.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One: Evan Bourne, Kofi Kingston, Justin Gabriel, and Sheamus versus Christian, Wade Barrett, David Otunga, and Michael McGillicutty


Gabriel and Michael start things off and Michael works on the arm but Gabriel with a drop kick and Kofi tags in and he slingshots over and gets a near fall with a rollup. Kofi with a European uppercut and then he tags in Bourne who hits a double stomp off the turnbuckles and gets a near fall. Bourne tries for a head scissors take down but Michael counters with a side slam for a near fall. Otunga is tagged in and Michael with a reverse atomic drop and Otunga with a clothesline.

Otunga with a slam and Barrett is tagged in and he kicks Bourne. Barrett with an Irish whip and a back breaker for a near fall. Christian tags in and he punches Bourne and then he chokes Bourne in the ropes. Bourne with an elbow followed by kicks but Christian with a punch. Bourne with a leaping knee to a charging Christian and both men are down.

Otunga tags in and he stops Bourne and he knocks Kofi off the apron. Otunga misses a short arm clothesline and Sheamus tags in and he hits running double sledges but Otunga with a boot in the corner. Sheamus with a power slam followed by a uranage back breaker but the cover is broken up.

Kofi goes up top while everyone battles in the ring and he hits Barrett with a cross body. Sheamus waits for Otunga to get up and Christian tries for a spear but Sheamus stops him. Sheamus sets for the power bomb on Christian but he gets out of the ring. Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick on Otunga and then he hits the Celtic Cross while looking at Christian and gets the three count.

Winners: Evan Bourne, Kofi Kingston, Sheamus, and Justin Gabriel

Triple H is with referee Chad Patton and he is talking about how they don’t feel safe in the ring. Hunter tells Chad to have Miz and Truth go to his office when he sees them. Alberto Del Rio enters and he says that Triple H is the worst COO. He has to get his rematch in Hell in a Cell and CM Punk is added. Hunter explains his decision and he offers Alberto the chance to have his rematch tonight. Alberto says that he prays that Mr. McMahon comes back to run things. Hunter says that he has been inside Hell in a Cell and he will need all the prayers that he can take. Del Rio leaves in a huff as we go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Alberto Del Rio with Ricardo Rodriguez versus John Morrison


Del Rio with a kick and forearm followed by more kicks and punches. Del Rio with kicks to Morrison and then he tries for the cross arm breaker but Morrison avoids it and hits an enzuigiri. Del Rio with a cutter and then he wraps Morrison’s arm in the rope. Del Rio applies the cross arm breaker and Morrison taps.

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

After the match, Del Rio gets another kick to Morrison.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Did You Know that you could go to a lot of countries and watch WWE programming.

It is time to bring back the guest host with the star of Real Steel, Hugh Jackman.

Hugh says hello to the people of Cleveland and he says that he is so excited to be on Raw. He says that hosting the Oscars were cool, but it wasn’t in front of fifteen thousand screaming fans in Cleveland. He says that if you love the action in the ring, you are going to like Real Steel.

Hugh is interrupted by Vickie Guerrero and she is accompanied by Dolph Ziggler. Vickie throws out a few excuse mes on her way to the ring. Vickie gets sultrier with her excuse me when she gets closer to Hugh. She tells Hugh that she is his biggest fan. She says that he is the sexiest man alive. Dolph starts to act jealous. Vickie says that Hugh would agree that she is the hottest WWE Diva.

Hugh tells Vickie that she is the Diva . . . Vickie interrupts and she wants to tell Hugh that she represents the hottest superstar in the WWE, Dolph Ziggler.

Dolph says that he didn’t come onto the set of Batman to berate a sound man so he doesn’t appreciate Hugh interrupting his time. Dolph says that this was supposed to be his celebration because he defeated three superstars to retain the US Title. He says that they are not robots and he apologizes to Mason Ryan.

Dolph says that he knows that Cleveland is the city of the underdog. He points out that Hugh is the coach of an underdog in his movie, but he says that this is the real deal.

Dolph says that underdog is another word for loser and losers lose. Hugh points out that Dolph may have disrespected an entire city. Hugh says that he loves underdogs so much that he is going to go into the locker room and find the biggest underdog and help them beat Dolph in a match.

Dolph says that he will embarrass that person and make them wish that they never entered the business.

The fans chant for Zack Ryder and Hugh goes into the crowd and he gets a sign that says Ryder > Wolverine.

A car enters the parking garage and Miz and R Truth emerge. John Laurinaitis says that Hunter wants to see them. Miz apologizes for compromising his integrity last night. He tells John to tell Hunter that they are on their way. John wants to know how things go.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the WWE rewind: Los Dos Sin Caras . . . que lastima!

Match Number Three: Sin Cara versus Cody Rhodes with his Bag Men


Before the match starts, the other Sin Cara comes out and we see both Caras playing for the fans.

The second Cara kicks and chops the second one. They avoid each other and they each give head scissors take downs. Sin Cara with a monkey flip followed by a drop kick. Sin Cara Uno goes up top but then he flips back into the ring.

Triple H is getting some coffee when Miz and Truth enter his office and they have their heads hung in shame. Miz says that this is all on him because he never should have touched the referee. They know that Hunter isn’t involved in the conspiracy and they never should have gotten involved in the match.

Truth apologizes to Hunter, the WWE Universe, and even Little Jimmy. They realize the errors of their ways and they will never do it again. They love being WWE Superstars. Truth says that they think Hunter is doing a great job as COO.

Hunter accepts their apologizes and Miz and Truth hold their heads a little higher. He tells them that since they put their hands on officials, they are being fined $250,000 each and he expects to see the check on their desks by Monday. Hunter tells them that they will have no problem competing tonight against CM Punk and John Cena. He tells them to get out of his office.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Teddy Long is walking to the back. Jim Ross is in the ring and he says that he was told by Teddy Long that Randy Orton has invoked his rematch clause and it will take place at Hell in a Cell. Jim introduces the new World Heavyweight Champion, Mark Henry.

JR congratulates Mark on his win and he says that many in the WWE said that he could not win the big one. He wants to know what Mark has to say to his naysayers. Mark says that he knows that Jim Ross is one of them. He tells the haters and naysayers that he will deal with them in a minute. Mark says that he has never been in a Hell in a Cell match but he does know that he gave Randy Orton hell last night and he will do it again. Mark says that the title belt says World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry. Mark says that there ain’t no man gonna take what he got. Jim Ross and the rest of the people, he will never forgive them because none of them ever supported him or believed in him.

Mark says that Jim Ross will apologize for all of them and then Mark says that Jim is going to apologize to him. Mark tells Jim not to pull the microphone from him and he says that everyone knows that Jim Ross wasn’t very high on him and Jim wanted Vince to fire him because he was injury prone and an overachiever. He holds the title belt in JR’s face and he says that everything that needs to be said is right there.

Mark says that he will give Jim the opportunity to apologize. Jim apologizes and Mark says that he hates asskissers. Mark grabs Jim by the neck and Jim says that Mark is hurting him.

Jerry Lawler comes into the ring to stop Mark and Mark knocks off Jim’s hat. Jim says that he is going to pass out and Mark lets go of Jim. Mark grabs Lawler by the shirt and then he tells Jerry that he is going to take Jim’s place.

Lawler punches Henry but Henry with a head butt and then he picks up Lawler and hits the World’s Strongest Slam. Mark pulls Jerry to the ropes and then he kicks Lawler to the floor. Mark rearranges the announce table and then he sends Jerry over the announce table. Henry picks up Lawler again and he hits another World’s Strongest Slam through the announce table.

The medical staff checks on Henry as he walks to the back and he appears proud of what he just did.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Jerry Lawler is being helped to the back by officials and we see what happened between Mark Henry, Jerry Lawler, and Jim Ross.

Josh Mathews joins Michael Cole at the announce table and Josh talks about how scary Mark Henry is right now.

Match Number Four: Eve Torres and Kelly Kelly versus Beth Phoenix and Natalya


Beth and Kelly start things off and Beth with a knee and kicks. Beth with an Irish whip but she runs into a boot. Kelly with the screaming head scissors that sends Beth into Kelly’s corner. Eve tags in and Beth pushes her away. Eve with kicks to Beth but Beth with a knee to Eve.

Natalya tags in and they hit a double shoulder tackle and Natalya gets a near fall. Natalya backs Eve into her corner and she connects with a shoulder. Eve fights out of the corner and Eve gets a rollup for the three count.

Winners: Eve Torres and Kelly Kelly

Hugh Jackman is with Zack Ryder and he says that Zack isn’t an underdog, he is delusional and pathetic. He says that Zack is perfect.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time to take a look at Real Steel.

Match Number Five: Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero versus Zack Ryder with Hugh Jackman


Ryder with a punch and rollup for a near fall and he says that he came close to winning. Ziggler with a punch to Ryder but Ryder blocks another punch and he connects with a series of punches until the referee warns him. Ryder with a running boot into the corner and he gets a near fall. Ziggler with a punch that knocks Ryder down and Ziggler with kicks and then he says something to Jackman on the floor.

Ziggler with a neck breaker but Ryder with a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler with a drop kick. Ziggler with an arm bar and then he punches and slaps Ryder in the corner. Ryder and Ziggler each go for clotheslines and they are both down. Vickie slaps Ryder and the referee sends Vickie to the back.

Jackman sneaks onto the apron and he punches Ziggler and that allows Ryder to hit the Rough Ryder for the three count.

Winner: Zack Ryder

We go to commercial.

We are back with a Jack Swagger video package.

Vickie Guerrero is watching a monitor and Jack says that what she just saw is more impressive than what Dolph did. Jack says that he can get Vickie to meet Hugh Jackman. Vickie says that she is looking forward to having Jack join Dolph in her stable. Jack walks past Dolph and Dolph is not happy.

CM Punk is working on his neck and John Cena enters the locker room and Cena jokes about them being tag team partners. Cena says that they both surround themselves with controversy. Cena says that they also both make history. Cena says that Punk probably doesn’t care that they are tag team partners. In two weeks, they make history again with Alberto Del Rio in the first Triple Threat WWE Title Match in a Hell in a Cell. Cena wonders if Punk will be the one fired.

Punk says that it would be a shame if Cena was the first WWE Champion to be fired because that would be history.

We return to the announce table and we see what Mark Henry did. It is time for a Hell in a Cell video package.

Match Number Six: Miz and R Truth versus John Cena and CM Punk


Miz and Cena start things off after Punk is excited to see Cena throw his shirt into the crowd. Miz shakes the referee’s hand and then Cena does the same and Miz tries to attack Cena but Cena stops him and Cena with an Irish whip and bulldog for a near fall.

Punk tags in and they hit a double hip toss and then Punk with a snap leg drop for a near fall. Miz with a knee and he tags in Truth. Punk with a drop toe hold and elbow to the head. Punk with a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall. Truth with a punch and knee followed by more punches and kicks. Punk with a kick to Truth followed by a slam and he tags in Cena. Punk and Cena make a wish with Truth and Cena gets a near fall. Miz tags in and Cena with a drop toe hold. Cena gets Miz up for the Attitude Adjustment but Miz escapes and he hits a DDT and gets a near fall.

We are back and Miz gets a near fall on Cena after a running boot to the head. Miz misses another boot and Cena with punches but Miz hits the Reality Check and he gets a near fall. Miz argues with the referee and Truth tries to stop Miz from hitting the referee. Truth leaves the ring and Miz stops Cena from making the tag. Truth tags in and he gets a near fall.

Truth with a side head lock but Cena with a suplex to escape the hold. Cena tries to make the tag but Truth with a clothesline. Miz tags back in and he kicks Cena in the ribs. Miz with more kicks to Cena. Miz with punches to the head but Cena with a knee and a gutwrench suplex and both men are down.

Truth tags in and Cena struggles to make the tag but Truth stops Cena and they send Cena to the apron. Truth talks to the referee and Miz stays in the corner and does not try to cheat. Truth punches Cena when he gets back to his feet and Truth gets a near fall. Miz with punches and kicks to Cena in the corner and Miz breaks before the referee can get to the five count.

Miz with a knee to the head and Miz has something to say to Punk. That allows Cena to hit a reverse atomic drop and he knocks Truth down on the apron but Miz with a clothesline. Miz waits for Cena to get up so he can hit the Awesome Clothesline and Miz misses and he crotches himself in the corner.

Punk calls for the tag and Punk tags in and he hits a series of clotheslines followed by a leg lariat. Punk with a kick to Truth followed by a Falcon Arrow. Punk with a knee into the corner followed by a bulldog. Punk goes to the apron for the springboard clothesline and he hits it. Punk gets Miz up for the Go To Sleep but Miz with elbows. Miz tries to punch Punk but Punk moves and Miz almost hits Truth. Punk pushes Miz into Truth and Punk hits the Go To Sleep for the three count.

Winners: CM Punk and John Cena

After the match while Punk and Cena celebrate their victory, Triple H comes out because it is time to hand out a pink slip.

Hunter apologizes for interrupting the celebration. He tells Punk that he had a good match. He tells Miz and Truth that they are fired.

Miz and Truth cannot believe what happened. Miz and Truth go to the back and we see on the monitors while the WWE roster watches this. Triple H is stopped by Scott Stanford and that allows Truth and Miz to attack Hunter from behind. Hunter, Truth, and Miz are separated by the WWE roster. Miz and Truth are thrown out of the building.

2012 - WWE Hall of Famer and the longtime "King of Wrestling" Jerry Lawler held press conference in his native Memphis, TN this afternoon from his home to discuss his recent health issues after suffering a heart attack on Monday Night Raw.

Jerry Lawler, wearing a WWE shirt, fielded questions from the local media. He first talked about how he was feeling today. Lawler talked about the heart attack, noting that the CPR saved his life and the WWE doctor, Dr. Sampson, must have the "strength of Sampson" because Lawler sure felt it.

He noted his ribs are sore from the CPR and his throat is sore from having tubes in his throat but he feels fine and hasn't had any other chest pain since the attack.

When he returned to Memphis, Lawler went to see another cardiologist. He was told that if he was going to have a heart attack, it was as good as you could happen. It was a two small arteries at the bottom of his heart and not his major arteries. One needed a stent and the other was cleared via an angioplasty. Lawler was told that part of the part of the heart he had the attack in can heal itself and he can get back to normal.

When it comes to wrestling, Lawler said he's thought about that a lot. He said that it's going to be months before he can even consider it and it's going to be something they monitor. He said he didn't get the sense of really having a heart attack as he black out almost immediately and didn't have the pain that he's seen his father go through (his dad had seven heart attacks). He said he will probably feel he can get back to his old activities faster than he should.

Lawler said that his heart attack was probably a hereditary thing as he's never drank or smoked. His father died from one when he was oinly 59 and his brother has had open heart surgery.

Lawler said you can't even "comprehend" the outpouring not just in Memphis but worldwide from all the fans. With all the WWE exposure and socal media, it's been from all corners of the world. He said that anyone who knows him knows he is all about Memphis. He said that his girlfriend ran into the Mayor in the grocery store last night and he sent Lawler a get well note. When you are that well known and that well loved, it's hard to ever think about leaving Memphis.

Lawler said that he was told his health outlook right now is very good. He said that his doctor told him the Montreal hospital was one of the top five cardiac hospitals in the world and that the WWE doctor and EMTs kept it from being much worse than it was. He was told there was no permanent damage and the main thing he was advised was to change his diet and exercise more. He doesn't need to be seen again for six weeks.

Lawler noted that he's heard from so many wrestlers, including Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan and there is a brotherhood that watches out for each other. He said that he feels he can return to the ring and does want to try and go back and do it again. He said that since the business is what it is, he feels it won't be as dangerous to return as you might think.

Lawler said the only time he's ever had any discomfort in his chest in his life was a few days before the heart attack in Aruba. He said it was just a little discomfort for 4-5 minutes and thought it was just indigestion. He said that the entire day of Raw, he felt fine all through going over the show. He can remember the first segment of Raw now and that's it. He doesn't remember the match he wrestled prior to the heart attack. He continued after the match broadcasting and he doesn't remember any of it. He watched the video and said it was like watching a match from 10 years ago that he doesn't remember.

The last thing he remembered was CM Punk and Bret Hart talking in the ring and then he woke up in the hospital. Lawler said he didn't see a bright light or any dead relatives, which Michael Cole joked to him was because Lawler was going "in the opposite direction." He said he feels fine.

His blood pressure today was the lowest he can ever remember it ever being in his life. He's on a monitor until tomorrow to follow him until tomorrow morning.

2012 - In a move uncharacteristic for him, John Cena took a shot at the WWE website online, writing:

"Some #jackwagon from @wwe dotcom apparently posted me recovering in 14 days. I spoke in depth with my surgeon Dr James Andrews And he specifically told me due to the amount of fragmentation, SIX WEEKS is a safer time table for recovery. I apologize on behalf of a Website whos credibility is now equal to #theonion please @wwe web guys, get your monkey frankin facts straight! You folks have my word i will try my best to get healthy as quick as i can, and im sure i wont stay away from #raw but as of now...I am supposed to lay low for SIX WEEKS. I will send surgery photos and video to @wwe so they can see how bad it really was. I am also sure that if @wwe took a second to reach out to the actual surgeon, that Dr Andrews would gladly comment. #internetmalpractice. Ok, im now off the soap box and back to being just a one armed man. Enjoy your day."

2013 - TNA broadcast "Part Two" of TNA No Surrender on Impact.  Stu Carapola filed the following TV report:

Welcome to the Impact Wrestling Report here on!

We open the show with Brutus Magnus backstage talking about losing the finals of the Bound For Glory Series, and yes he came up short, but he left it all out there and he has no regrets even if Bobby Roode and his crew got involved. Roode gets in his face and tells Magnus to stop blaming him for the loss, and Magnus grabs Roode by the shirt and gets ready to give him a piece of his mind, but Daniels and Kazarian jump Magnus from behind and lay him out while Roode yells at Magnus to never even think about putting his hands on him.

We see a video package looking at AJ winning the Bound For Glory Series and calling out Dixie Carter to see him face to face tonight, and then we go to the arena where Magnus comes out to the ring and talks about how banged up he is after almost winning the Bound For Glory Series. Magnus says for the record that he thinks AJ Styles is the best in the business and he wishes him all the luck in the world at Bound For Glory, but he has some business right now with Ego. Magnus says his family isn't there with him, but any one of Ego who wants to face him in the ring can come out and they can do this right now. Frankie Kazarian comes out and starts brawling with Magnus, but that doesn't last long before Christopher Daniels runs in to double team Magnus. Miscommunication leads to Kazarian accidentally nailing Daniels, so Magnus dumps him out of the ring and goes to work on Daniels, but Bobby Roode comes out and the three of them beat Magnus down. Finally, after watching their buddy get his ass kicked 3-on-1 for the required thirty seconds or so, Sting and Samoa Joe run out and clear the ring, then Sting says that if they want a fight, they can make it a six man tag right here tonight in ST LOUIS!!!

Chris Sabin is backstage telling Manik how it takes guts to march into Hogan's office and demand to face Jeff Hardy, who's a former World him. Sabin proceeds to put Manik over in the most backhanded way possible, putting himself over with every compliment he throws Manik's way, and he says that he and Velvet Sky are going to come out to take a closer look at tonight's X Division Title match.

X Division Champion Manik vs Jeff Hardy

They do some basic feeling out stuff to start, Manik takes Hardy to the corner and unloads with a few shots, but Hardy backdrops Manik to the floor and takes him out with a running clothesline off the apron. Hardy hits the inverted enziguiri, but Manik dodges the springboard dropkick in the corner and drop toeholds Hardy onto the middle rope, then springboards off the corner to dropkick Hardy in the face. Manik waits for Hardy to get to his feet and goes for a springboard dropkick, but Hardy dodges and hits Manik with the Whisper In The Wind for 2. Hardy goes for the Twist of Fate, Manik escapes and hits Go To Sleep and tries a tiger suplex, Hardy tries a victory roll, but Manik drops down and cradles Hardy for 2. Hardy hits the Twist of Fate on the second try and then goes to the top rope and hits the Swanton for the win.

Winner: Jeff Hardy

Okay, I guess the title wasn't on the line here, but I don't like how they just sacrificed the X Division Champion to somebody who will clearly have no interest in the title. Chris Sabin gets in the ring and raises Manik's hand to show support, then jumps him from behind and kicks the crap out of him for no real reason. Hardy runs back to the ring to chase Sabin off as Velvet Sky apparently has no idea what is going on.

We look at earlier today as Dixie Carter arrives at the building and doesn't say why she's here except that "there's a lot going on." Well, thanks for clarifying, Dixie.

Sabin is backstage telling Velvet to get her stuff together because they're out of here, and Jason Hervey asks Sabin why he just attacked Manik. Sabin says it's because nobody respects him even thought he's a six time X Division Champion and a former World Champion. Manik is the most disrespectful one of them after all he did for him, but Manik shows him no respect just like he doesn't get any respect from the fans.

Knockouts Title Match: Mickie James vs ODB

Mickie James tries to jump ODB before the bell, but ODB quickly fires back on her. Mickie gets ODB on the mat and connects with a charging kick, then puts the boots to ODB before choking her on the middle rope. Mickie goes for a Boss Man Straddle, but ODB sees her coming and spears her for 2. Mickie catches ODB with a series of kicks and a flapjack, kips up to her feet, and curtsies to the fans before heading ot the top. Mickie goes for a double stomp, ODB moves out of the way and launches Mickie over her head with a fallaway slam before doing a kip up of her own. Mickie is outside the ring demanding the timekeeper call a time out, ODB goes out to the apron but Mickie sweeps her legs out from under her and then pulls ODB's legs behind the apron, trapping her in place so she can unload with some free shots as we go to commercial.

We come back as Mickie is going for a series of covers on ODB, but can't put her away, so she goes to the corner for the flying headscissors, but ODB blocks it and dumps her with a powerbomb instead. They trade shots in the middle of the ring and ODB makes...uh...a couple of obscene gestures at Mickie before lighting her up with a clothesline and a shoulderblock, followed by a delayed vertical suplex. ODB makes a cover but only gets 2. She's all fired up as she charges Mickie in the corner, but Mickie gets the boots up and ODB takes them square in the face. Mickie follows that up with a spinning kick to the face, and ODB goes down and she is out. Mickie screams at ODB to get up, then physically drags her limp body to the corner. She's going for a tornado DDT, but ODB carries her out and hits a TKO, and we have a new Knockouts Champion!

Winner and NEW Knockouts Champion: ODB

Out of nowhere, we have a new Knockouts Champion, and the new champ's husband comes into the ring with Joseph Park in tow to celebrate. It's a festive scene, but it's interruped by the Bromans, who say they hate to break up this celebration, but even though EY has a reason to be in there since he's married to "that", but Joseph Park is just a third wheel hamster loser. Robbie E says this is the creepiest three way in history, and the Bromans pretend to heave until Joseph Park sets them straight for trying to diminish the new Knockouts Champion and besmirch the institution of holy matrimony. Park says he'd teach them a lesson if he wasn't wearing his suit, but EY says that unfortunately for Robbie E, he's not wearing a suit. Looks like we have an impromptu match!

Robbie E vs Eric Young

Robbie charges Young, Young dodges and rolls Robbie up for 3.

Winner: Eric Young

Robbie yells to turn EY's music off and says that wasn't a match because he didn't challenge Young, and he wants Joseph Park. Park is reluctant, so Robbie asks "Are you afraid of me, you fat bastard?" Park's eyes go steely and he gives Robbie a death glare as he takes his glasses and jacket off, and he begins to head to the ring as we go to commercial.

Joseph Park vs Robbie E

Robbie charges Park, Park dodges and rolls Robbie up for 3.

Winner: Joseph Park

The Bromans jump Park and dump him out to the floor, then go after EY and give him an elevated implant DDT, which actually looks like a pretty sweet tag team finish. Too bad they use it. The Bromans go out to the floor and ram Park into the ringpost before coming back inside to go back to beating up Young. Park gets back in the ring and sees blood running down his face, and he Abyss's up and takes both men out, chokeslamming Jessie and giving Robbie a Black Hole Slam before snapping out of it as Eric Young smiles and hugs Park before raising his hand.

We go to the broadcast table where Mike Tenay says they still don't have a medical update on Ken Anderson, and Taz says it was a great match for his best friend Bully Ray, but he thinks Bubba might have crossed the line a bit. We then go to a video package recapping the history between Bubba and Anderson and the friction their dissension caused in Aces & Eights, before the gang eventually sided with Bubba and set him up so Bubba could win the match and then beat Anderson within an inch of his life afterward. Bully Ray is here with Brooke Tessmacher's ass, and he'll speak to us...NEXT!

Hulk Hogan is backstage asking Dixie Carter what's up with AJ Styles, and she says she's got this one. Hulk offers to go out there with her, but Dixie just says she's got this and walks off.

We go back out to the arena as Bully Ray shows up with a Brooke-on-a-chain. Oh yeah, Aces & Eights is with them, too. Anyway, Bubba responds to the boos by saying it seems like everyone is really happy to see him tonight, and that they're all proud of their World Champion. Bubba looks around and asks where Ken Anderson is, then says he supposes he couldn't make it. Bubba asks the fans to think about something (and try really hard because they're not the smartest people in the world), but he wants to know if they know who he is. He's Bully Ray: the World Champion, the President of Aces & Eights, and there's nothing anyone can do about it. There is someone he needs to thank, because he could not have defended his World Title if it weren't for someone special, someone he can trust, and someone who always does right by me. Aces & Eights smiles and nods since they each think he's talking about them, but it's really because of Brooke, because without her, he would be nothing. Knux, Wes, and Garett are all obviously perturbed by this, and Bubba goes on and on about how awesome she is while they stand there like a bunch of chumps and scowl. Bubba sees them and asks Wes what the problem is. Wes says that they've done everything he's asked them to do, and asks how he's going to blow them off for her. Bubba says not to refer to Brooke as "her" ever again, and to not even look at her again. Garett says Wes has a point because the two of them have had his back since day one, and his judgment and priorities have been way out of whack since she came on board. Bubba appreciates Garett's spirit, but (he shoves Garett into the corner) he tells him to never bone up to him like that ever again, because Garett and Brisco were nobody before he brought them into this club, and if they ever step out of line again, he swears he will smack him in the face. Knux asks if Bubba will smack him in the face too, and he's been in the club since day one for a year and a half. Bubba has a big mouth, and they've sat around saving him over and over, and they went from like 25 members to 4, and it's because of his leadership. The last year has been Bully Ray business, not club business, and Bubba forgot the first rule of the club, which is bros before hos. Brooke doesn't appreciate that, and netiher does Bubba, who shoves Knux and says that if he ever steps out of line again and if he EVER refers to his girl as a ho (fans start chanting ho at Brooke), he will knock his head off. Knux takes his hat off and starts walking toward Bubba, who backs out to the ramp and tells Knux to stand down as he and Brooke head to the back.

Sting is backstage telling Magnus not to let last week get him down, and Joe tells Magnus not to forget who they are. Magnus is up and says he's in, and we're going to see these guys face Ego later tonight!

TNA World Tag Team Champions James Storm & Gunner vs Chavo Guerrero, Jr & Hernandez

Chavo gets a mic before the match and says that as muchas he'd love to wipe up the mat with them, he's injured and won't be allowed to wrestle tonight. Gunner gets a mic of his own and says that apparently, these guys are scared. He tells Chavo to shut his mouth because he came here to fight, and before he leaves the ring, someone's going to fight him and tells Hernandez to do this. Storm says if Gunner wants to fight, he'll sit at ringside and cheer him on. Okay, looks like we've got a slight change here...

Gunner vs Hernandez

Hernandez completely overpowers Gunner, rolling over him with a shoulderblock and hammering him with forearms before blocking a suplex and reversing to a gourdbuster onto the top rope for 2. Hernandez whips Gunner hard into the corner and hits the backbreaker over the shoulder for 2. Hernandez hits the ropes and goes for a splash, but Gunner gets the knees up and fires off some right hands. Hernandez quickly turns things back his way with a Pounce, then he charges Gunner inthe corner, gets backdropped to the ring apron, and charges down the ramp and hits a shoulderblock over the ropes. They both get to their feet and trade blows, Hernandez gets the advantage and goes for a suplex, but Gunner reverses and gives Hernandez a slingshot suplex. Hernandez powers Hernandez up and hits a fallaway slam in an impressive show of strength, then plants Hernandez with a uranage backbreaker for the win.

Winner: Gunner

Much better match than I expected out of these two.

AJ Styles is backstage chatting on his cell phone with a big smile on his face, and he'll be talking to Dixie Carter tonight! But first, our main event six man tag is up...NEXT!


Ego vs Main Event Mafia

Daniels tried to get the jump on Joe by attacking him before the bell, but Joe turns it around and absolutely obliterates Daniels, beating him down in the corner and going for the facewash before Daniels powders out to the floor to create some breathing room. Daniels comes back in and tags out to Kazarian, but poor Frankie doesn't seem to have any better luck than Daniels did. He goes for a springboard crossbody out of the corner, but Joe casually steps out of the way and then he and Magnus unleash a series of double teams on Kazarian before tagging in Sting, who dumps Kazarian out to the floor, brutalizes him out there, then brings him back inside to dish out some more punishment. Ego uses some subterfuge to distract Sting so Kazarian can nail him and dump him out to the floor where Daniels puts the boots to him as we go to commecial.

We're back and Sting is still in trouble, taking a beating for several more minutes until he dodges a shot from Kazarian, causing him to nail Daniels, and leaps to his corner where he tags Magnus in to clean house. Magnus goes to town on Roode, hitting a Michinoku Driver for 2, then Daniels and Joe come into the ring and go at it. Sting takes Daniels and Kazarian out with a double clothesline, Roode nails Sting, and Joe nails Roode and Joe and Magnus hit their finish on Roode, who would have gone down for 3 if Daniels didn't come in to break the fall. Joe dumps Kazarian out to the floor and nails him with a dive as Sting hits a Stinger Splash on Daniels and gets him in the Scorpion Deathlock. Daniels distracts the referee as Roode comes into the ring with Sting's baseball bat, Magnus sees him coming and sacrifices himself by throwing his body over Sting, and Roode nails Magnus with the bat and covers him for the win.

Winners: Ego

I really liked that finish, that was super babyface on Magnus' part.

Time to find out what's on AJ Styles' mind! AJ comes out to the ring and says he's been busting his butt since day one at the Asylum with his band of brothers, trying to put this company on the map, and Dixie Carter's daddy bought her a wrasslin' company even though she had no experience in the wrestling business and broke up the chemistry of what TNA was. AJ asks what happened to Jerry Lynn, what happened to Low Ki, and he says Dixie traded them in for MMA stars and people from other companies to take a two year, paid vacation before going home. AJ says Alex Shelley, Jay Lethal, and Petey Williams are not here because of Dixie, and it pisses him off. AJ asks if he's the only one who's pissed off about this, the fans indicate that he isn't, and AJ says that now he has a chance to win her World Title, and despite what the internet says, he doesn't have a contract here, but it doesn't matter because nobody with a contract respects her anyway. He's going to win the title, do it for his brothers, do it for the fans, and when he wins the World Title, he's going to make her get down on her knees, make her pay, and make her beg.

Now her highness comes out to the ring, looks AJ right in the eye, and AJ says he at least expected a tweet or something. Dixie says she's known him a long time, and for him to come out and say these things in sucha public way, that he means them from the bottom of his heart. Dixie says she's sorry because she holds herself accountable to the investors, the stockholders, the staff, and to the fans, and she's accountable to him and owes him an apology, and she's sorry. She's so sorry that she ever allowed him to think that he was important in this company. She should have let him know a long time ago that he's barely better than an average fish in any pond, that the Phenomenal thing is an illusion she created for all those five star matches he used to have, and she says used to because she can't remember the last time he had one, and he's lucky if they can even call her the Marginal One because he's not what he used to be. She tells the fans to hang on and thanks AJ for allowing her to come into HER ring on HER show and respond to all the crap he has criticized her for over the last few weeks, and now she hopes they're crystal clear on everything he wanted to talk about. Oh, and by the way, without her daddy's paycheck, he'd still be living in a trailer, and this is the house that SHE built, and he's lucky, LUCKY, LUCKY that she ever let him play in it to begin with. Dixie tells the production staff to cut off AJ's mic because this show is over, and the lights go out as we call it a show.

Thanks for following tonight's Impact Wrestling Report! We'll be back next week with the fallout from Dixiegate!

2013 - Former WWE-ECW star Shawn "Gavin" Spears was signed to a developmental deal and returned WWE developmental.  He is currently competing as Ty Dillinger in NXT.

2013 - WWE Hall of Famer Sunny lashed out via social media.  Here is's coverage as penned by Mike Johnson:

WWE Hall of Famer Tammy Sytch returned to Facebook, admitting that she made up claims of a mugging yesterday in order to get websites to post the story, hoping to trip them up.

Sytch also admitted that a similar story about her being approved to adopt a child from Cambodia (one that did not run as it seemed extremely far fetched, given her personal issues over the last year or so) was also a lie for the same purposes.

On her Facebook post, Sytch wrote, "Soooooo my plan worked!! Every time I put a status on facebook, every wrestling website writer copies it and posts it as their status!! WELL, I guess I got the best of them this time! For the past two days Ive been making up the craziest crap, just to see if they post it as factual news, without checking the facts first!! And yep! They did! Isnt it sad that these "journalists" have no real skills for actual reporting other than copying bogus social media status updates!! Reminds me of a couple years ago, when I said "one of the TNA knockouts was expecting"..remember that??? Yep, I made that one up too to see if they'd run with it... So FANS, Im sorry i had to include you all on this charade, but I DIDNT get mugged, NOR am I adopting a child from Cambodia. And WRITERS, maybe you'll think twice before you copy my statuses just makes you look gullible and STUPID that you jump on things BELIEVING you have the newest BIG SCOOP, when in actuality, you have nonsense that just makes you look pathetic...... SOOO, stop whacking off, get out of Mommy's basement, and get a REAL JOB!!! AND FOR ONCE, GIVE US PERFORMERS OUR PRIVACY!!!! HAHAHAHAAH! Ohhhh that was fun!"

Once again, Sytch fails to realize that as a public personality (and one that has been all over the news in the last year for her multiple arrests in Connecticut), when she makes a statement on Facebook or another social media platform, it's pretty much the 21st century equivalent of speaking in a public forum.

Furthermore, if Sytch had any clue about how journalism works, she would know that once she makes said statements, the story does not become what *happened* to her, but what Sytch *says happened to her.* We covered her claims, so from a journalistic standpoint, we did our job.

The story was true - it was about what she said. Meanwhile, Sytch just publicly admitting to lying to the general public - the same public she wants to get to buy her planned autobiography, unless that too, was just a ploy to get attention without any real truth behind it.

Just another chapter in the last year of Sytch's life, which included a five arrests arrests, several rehab stays, 114 days in jail, WWE refusing to cover her any additional rehab financially, a blow-up on Twitter with her ex-boyfriend just a few weeks ago, a public incident in August in Charlotte, NC where both Tully Blanchard and Tom Prichard had to reprimand her, spooning with fans for money, a public admission that perhaps she's dealing with mental illness (on the Kayfabe Commentaries' Breaking Kayfabe DVD) and now this. She's come a long way from her WWE Hall of Fame induction in 2011 and quite frankly, in my opinion, it's been a scary thing to watch.

2015 Addendum: Within the next year, Sytch would be arrested for three different instances of DUI in the State of Pennsylvania, while lashing out on social media would also continue.

2014 - EVOLVE officially announced a tour of China.

2014 - WWE broadcast Smackdown.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We are in Biloxi, Mississippi and your announcers are Tom Phillips, Michael Cole, and John Layfield.

Before our first match, Goldust and Stardust are in the Goldman Box with comments. Stardust says that it doesn’t matter who they hurt or what damage they cause. They will harness the power of a supernova and take the cosmic key. Goldust say U-So Long to the Tag Team Titles.


Match Number One: Jimmy Uso (with Jey Uso) versus Stardust (with Goldust)


They lock up and they go around the ring. Stardust with a punch but Jimmy with a punch and chop. Stardust with a kick and Irish whip but Jimmy slides into the corner and he connects with a clothesline. Jimmy with a waist lock and Stardust gets into the ropes. Stardust with an elbow. Jimmy with a few kicks and Jimmy tries for a Samoan drop but Stardust escapes and he hits a neck breaker.

Stardust with a boot to the midsection and then he connects with a forearm to the back. Stardust chokes Jimmy. Stardust sends Jimmy’s head into the turnbuckles. Jimmy with a punch but Stardust with a kick and then he connects with a drop down kick to the head.

Stardust runs into a boot in the corner and Jimmy sets for a super kick but he misses. Stardust with a kick but he misses a kick of his own. Jimmy goes for a super kick but Stardust blocks it. Stardust goes for an O’Connor Roll but Jimmy holds on to the ropes and then he hits a super kick for the three count.


Winner: Jimmy Uso


After the match, Goldust tries to attack the Usos but Goldust is met with a double super kick.

We go to commercial with Sheamus walking in the back with R Truth and Dolph Ziggler.


Match Number Two: Miz and Cesaro (with Damien Sandow) versus Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus (with R Truth)


Ziggler and Cesaro start things off and Cesaro goes for a take down but Ziggler escapes. Ziggler with a waist lock but Cesaro with a side head lock and take down. Ziggler with a head scissors and Cesaro escapes into a side head lock. Cesaro with a shoulder tackle and he mocks Ziggler. Cesaro with a side head lock and take down. Ziggler tries for a hip toss but Cesaro blocks it.

Ziggler avoids a clothesline and then Ziggler tries for a sunset flip but Cesaro picks up Ziggler by the neck and he presses Ziggler over his head before dropping Ziggler behind him. Ziggler lands on his feet and hits a drop kick. Miz tries to interfere but Ziggler goes after Miz. Ziggler goes for a splash into the corner but Cesaro catches Ziggler and hits a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall.

Miz tags in and he kicks Ziggler in the head. Miz decides to take off his sunglasses and then he connects with another boot to the head and he gets a near fall. Miz punches Ziggler and he kicks Ziggler in the chest. Miz with a front face lock and he goes for a suplex but he takes too long and Ziggler with an inside cradle for a near fall. Ziggler with a neck breaker and then he goes for the Fameasser but Miz moves out of the way. Miz goes for the Reality Check and he hits it and gets a near fall.

Miz punches Ziggler and we go to commercial.

We are back and Miz with an Awesome Clothesline to Ziggler and then he goes up top and hits a double sledge for a near fall. Miz with a reverse chin lock but Ziggler with a jawbreaker and both men are down. Cesaro tags in and he tries to knock Sheamus off the apron but Sheamus with a punch and Ziggler with a back body drop.

Cesaro grabs Ziggler’s ankle to keep Dolph from making the tag and he Irish whips Ziggler. Ziggler with an uppercut when Csearo charges. Cesaro catches Ziggler again and he tries for the pop up European uppercut but Ziggler counters with a DDT and both men are down. Sheamus and Miz tag in and Sheamus with two running double sledges.

Sheamus runs Miz into the turnbuckles and then Sheamus goes after Cesaro on the apron. Sheamus sends Miz to the apron for the forearms across the chest and then he hits the Finlay Slam and gets a near fall. Miz with a kick to Sheamus but Sheamus with a uranage back breaker for a near fall. Cesaro breaks up the cover and Ziggler sends Cesaro to the floor. Miz sends Ziggler to the floor.

Sheamus with a tilt-a-whirl power slam. Sandow tries to interfere but Sheamus grabs him. Sandow gets to the floor but Truth attacks Sandow. Miz with a rollup for a near fall followed by a DDT for another near fall. Miz sets for the Skull Crushing Finale but Truth distracts Miz and the referee. Ziggler with a super kick and Sheamus with a Brogue Kick for the three count.


Winners: Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus


After the match, Cesaro tries to go after Sheamus but Ziggler and Truth join Sheamus in the ring. Sheamus holds the belt out for Cesaro but Cesaro returns to the floor.

We go to commercial.


Match Number Three: Heath Slater (with Titus O’Neil) versus Adam Rose


Slater with punches to Rose and he continues the attack in the corner. Slater with an Irish whip and he runs into a boot from Rose. Rose with a cross body for a near fall. Rose with a side head lock take down. Slater with a belly-to-back suplex followed by a double sledge to the back and punches. Slater with a kick to the midsection.

Slater with punches and a kick to the chest. Slater gets a near fall. Slater chokes Rose in the corner and the referee warns Slater. Slater with a slam and Heath goes to the turnbuckles but he comes off the turnbuckles into Rose’s boot. Rose with an inside cradle for a near fall. Slater misses a splash into the corner and Rose with clotheslines followed by a spinebuster. Rose with the Slice into the corner and then he punches Slater. Titus grabs Rose’s foot and that allows Slater to hit a leg lariat for a near fall.

The bunny hops into the ring and across to Titus and he hits a pescado onto Titus. Slater gets distracted and Rose with a kick and he hits the Party Foul for the three count.


Winner: Adam Rose


We take a look back at the end of Raw when Mark Henry had his Rally for America.

Renee Young is in the interview area with Rusev and Lana. Renee asks about Rusev’s match against Roman Reigns. Lana speaks in Russian and then she lets Rusev speak and he talks in Bulgarian.

Lana tells Renee that RUSEV CRUSH.

We go to commercial.


Match Number Four: Big Show, Fernando, and Diego (with El Torito) versus Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, and Bray Wyatt


Fernando chops Rowan with the match joined in progress. Fernando holds on to the ropes and then he throws up a stop sign for Rowan followed by an Ole. Fernando goes for a sunset flip but Rowan picks him up and throws him into the turnbuckles. Fernando with a punch and then he goes to the turnbuckles but Rowan catches him.

Rowan with a fallaway slam and Wyatt tags in. Wyatt with a kick to Fernando followed by a suplex and a back senton. Wyatt tags in Harper and Luke with an elbow drop and fist drop for a near fall. Harper with a European uppercut but Fernando with a sunset flip for a near fall. Harper with an elbow for a near fall. Harper with forearms to Fernando and he walks across his upper chest.

Rowan tags in and hits a knee drop to the chest. Rowan with a double atomic noogie. Fernando with punches to Rowan and he tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Fernando lands on his feet and he tags in Show who hits two clotheslines followed by an Irish whip and running butt splash into the corner. Rowan stops Show with a shoulder tackle to Show’s knees. Wyatt tags in and he kicks and punches Show.

Wyatt with a DDT and he gets a near fall. Harper tags in and he kicks Show. Harper with a kick to Show and then he takes Show down with a front face lock and a Gator Roll into a side head lock. Show with punches but Harper with a drop kick and he tags in Rowan. Rowan with a kick and he gets a near fall. Rowan kicks Show and Show goes to the floor. Wyatt tags in.

Wyatt punches Show on the floor but Show blocks a punch and he gives Wyatt a head butt. Wyatt stops Show from making the tag and Harper tags back in. Harper with a kick to the midsection. Harper with a reverse chin lock. Show with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down. Show gets up first and he goes to the turnbuckles for a Banzai Drop but Harper moves. Harper knocks Fernando off the apron. Wyatt tags back in and he applies a reverse chin lock.

Show with a belly-to-back suplex to Wyatt to get out of the hold. Diego tags in and he hits a chop from the turnbuckles followed by a corkscrew back elbows. Diego with punches and then he flips over Wyatt’s back. Diego with a drop toe hold that sends Wyatt into the ropes. Wyatt with a flying cross body. Harper, Rowan, Fernando, and Show fight on the floor.

Wyatt punches Diego. Diego with a suicide dive onto Harper. Diego drops Wyatt on the top tope and then he goes up top. Wyatt grabs Diego as he runs the ropes and Wyatt hits Sister Abigail for the three count.


Winners: Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, and Bray Wyatt


We take a look at the match on Raw between Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns.

Renee Young is with Roman Reigns in the interview area. Renee asks Roman about his match against Rusev tonight. He doesn’t care if his opponents are Russian, American, or little green Martians because he doesn’t discriminate. It is one versus all. Tonight he brings the fight to Rusev. On Sunday he brings the fight to Rollins . . . again.

We go to commercial.

We are back and AJ Lee has joined John, Tom, and Michael at the announce table.


Match Number Five: Nikki Bella versus Paige in a Non Title Match


Paige tells Nikki that she doesn’t want to get involved in the sister fighting. Paige pushes Nikki but Nikki pushes Paige down and Paige with a double leg take down and punches. Paige puts Nikki into the corner. Nikki with an elbow and then she hits a round kick off the turnbuckles for a near fall. Nikki tries to pull Paige into the ring from the apron but Nikki with a knee to knock Paige to the floor.

Nikki rolls Paige back into the ring and Paige with a round kick to knock Nikki off the apron. Paige rolls Nikki back in and Paige with a body scissors and reverse chin lock. Nikki powers out of the hold. Paige with forearms to Nikki but Nikki with forearms.

Paige with a thrust kick but Nikki with a clothesline and drop kick followed by a back body drop. Nikki with a face buster for a near fall. Paige with a super kick and then she picks up Nikki and hits the Paige Turner for the three count.


Winner: Paige


After the match, AJ grabs the title belt and brings it into the ring. AJ holds the title belt like it is a baby. Paige demands that AJ give her the title belt. Nikki grabs the belt from both of them. Nikki kicks Paige and then hits AJ and Paige with the title belt.

We go to commercial.


Match Number Six: Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter) versus Bo Dallas


They lock up and Swagger backs Bo into the corner. The referee pulls Swagger out of the corner. They lock up again and Swagger backs Bo into the ropes and the referee warns Swagger. Bo punches Swagger and he goes to the floor. Swagger follows after Bo and he hits a clothesline, followed by a We the People.

Swagger slams Bo’s head into the announce table and then he rolls him back into the ring. Bo with a kick as Swagger returns to the ring and Bo with a swinging neck breaker. Bo kicks and punches Swagger followed by a clothesline. Bo gets a near fall. Bo with a side head lock on Swagger. Swagger with an elbow and punches but Bo punches back.

Swagger with an Irish whip and boot to the chest. Swagger goes for the Double Jump Swagger Bomb and he hits it. Bo goes to the floor and Swagger follows after him. Bo tries to get to the floor on the other side but Swagger grabs Bo’s leg. Bo drops Swagger’s arm on the top rope and Bo hits the BoDog for the three count.


Winner: Bo Dallas


After the match, Bo tells Jack that it looks like he lost his ‘swagger’. He asks Jack if he wants to end up like Zeb, a haggard, old, senior citizen. Bo says that Zeb stole three packets of sugar and that he is a bad tipper. It is obvious that Jack is a slow learner. If you want to be successful in the WWE and in life, all you have to do is . . .

Swagger kicks Bo in the head and Bo falls to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a video feature on the match between John Cena and Brock Lesnar on Sunday night at Night of Champions.

Brock Lesnar was interviewed by Michael Cole on about what happened on Monday. Brock says that he is a prize fighter whose job is to promote his fights. John Cena was fired up for the match on Sunday. On Sunday, John will get another ass beating.

Renee Young is with Mark Henry in the interview area. Mark is asked about how he is feeling. Mark says he is feeling good now. In 1992, he was defeated by a Russian. In 1996, even though he had to bow out due to injury, he was beaten by a Russian. On Sunday, he will not only have an opportunity to win for himself, he has a chance to win for his fans and his country. Mark Henry crush Rusev.

We go to commercial.


Match Number Seven: Roman Reigns versus Rusev (with Lana)


They lock up and go to a stalemate. They lock up again and they fall to the floor. Rusev with a kick to Reigns and he pushes Reigns’ head against the ring post but Reigns punches Rusev and sends him back into the ring. Reigns with an elbow and uppercut. Rusev with a round kick to the ribs. Rusev with a forearm to the back.

Rusev with more kicks and he sends Reigns into the turnbuckles. Rusev kicks Reigns in the corner. Rusev with a punch and bear hug. Reigns with an elbow to the head and he gets out of the hold. Reigns with a punch and he sends Rusev into the turnbuckles. Reigns goes to the turnbuckles for a clothesline and he hits a running shoulder tackle.

Rusev with a jumping spin kick and we go to commercial.

We are back and Rusev returns to the bear hug and he takes Reigns to the mat. Reigns with head butts but Rusev with an Irish whip and shoulder into the corner. Rusev runs into a boot in the corner. Reigns moves when Rusev charges into the corner again. Reigns misses a Superman punch into the corner but he hits a clothesline out of the corner and both men are down.

Reigns with a clothesline but Rusev with a body block. Reigns with a Samoan drop and he punches Rusev. Reigns with a clothesline into the corner followed by a flying clothesline and he gets a near fall. Reigns with a clothesline into the corner followed by an uppercut and Rusev falls into the ropes. Reigns goes to the floor for the Juggernaut Drop Kick.

Reigns sets for the Superman punch but Seth Rollins comes to the ring and gets on the apron. Reigns goes after Rollins and Rusev with a thrust kick. Rusev turns Reigns around and he stomps on the back to get ready for the Accolade. Rusev sets for the Accolade but Reigns counters into a uranage.

Rollins goes up top to try to hit Reigns with the briefcase, but Reigns moves and he hits Rusev. The referee calls for the bell.


Winner: Rusev (by disqualification)


After the match Reigns clotheslines Rollins over the top rope and then Reigns with a Superman punch to Rusev. Rollins pulls Reigns out of the ring and they fight at ringside and over the announce table.

They take the battle into the crowd.

Meanwhile, back in the ring, Mark Henry’s music plays and he comes to the ring and he shows Rusev the American flag that has replaced the Russian flag. Rusev kicks Henry as he gets into the ring. Rusev with punches but Henry gets back to his feet and he pushes Rusev away. Henry picks up Rusev when he charges at Henry and Henry hits the World’s Strongest Slam.

We go to credits.

2014 - EMLL in Mexico held their 81st Anniversary event in Mexico City.  Kris Zellner filed the following report:

1. Blue Panther/Cachorro/Dragon Lee II beat La Dinastia Casas (Felino/Puma King/Tiger)
2. Torneo Cibernetico por el Copa 81st Anniversario: Zeuxis defeated Marcela to win. - Order of Elimination: Tiffany/Estrellita/Dalys la Caribena/Princesa Sugei/Goya Kong/Amapola/Marcela

After the match there was a moment of applause for Manuel Robles who was the promoter for Arena Puebla for years and the father of Juan Manuel Mar (Panico) & grandfather or Escandalo & Stigma as well as being a solid wrestler in the 60's-70's who died earlier today.

3. Mascara Dorada/Valiente/Volador Jr. beat Euforia/Mr. Niebla (working as Gene Simmons from KISS)/Thunder by DQ when Thunder press slammed Volador over the top rope to the floor.
4. Caballera contra Caballera: El Barbaro Cavernario defeated Rey Cometa in a fantastic match that was a starmaking match for Cavernario. Cometa was great here as well. MOTYC. Cometa did get shaved afterwards.
5. CMLL Tag Titles: Negro Casas & Shocker beat La Mascara & Rush to retain their titles in another very good match.
6. Mascara contra Mascara: Atlantis defeated Ultimo Guerrero with an Atlantida after an amazing 3rd fall. This was an epic match with a molten hot crowd that was crying tears of joy after the finish. UG was crying tears of another emotion before taking his mask off to reveal his identity as José Gutiérrez Hernández from Gomez Palacio with 26 years experience. UG then cut an awesome passionate promo afterwards with his father joining him in the ring crying as the rest of his family shed tears at ringside. This was another Match of the Year Candidate.

2014 - The 2014 CHIKARA King of Trios tournament kicks off in Easton, PA.  Billy Krotchsen filed the following results:

CHIKARA King of Trios at the Palmer Rec Center just outside of Easton, PA:

*Team UK defeated The Bloc Party.

*Team Gekido defeated Team KE4TPG.

*The Spirit Squad (Mikey, Johnny and Kenny) defeated Kizarny's Odditorium.

*The Flood defeated The Spectral Envoy. Delirious attacked UltraMantis Black to set up the Envoy's loss.

*The Devastation Corporation defeated Team Extravaganza.

*Team Peck 3.0 defeated Team BDK3.

*The Golden Trio defeated LAX (Homicide, Hernandez, Chavo Guerrero).

*The Colony defeated The Colony Extreme Force.

2014 - WWE NXT ran Orlando, Florida.  Andrew Twiss filed the following report:

- Jason Jordan defeats Dash Wilder

- Tye Dillinger defeats Elias Sampson. Tye is being a heel tonight with a gimmick of being kind of psycho with a deck of cards. After the match he did an interview saying that Elias drew the Ace of Spades and that makes Tye do bad things. We'll see if this ever makes it as a TV gimmick.

- Alexa Bliss and Bayley defeated Sasha Banks and Dana Brooke. Real fun match. Everyone did well, but you can definitely see that Sasha and Bayley are close to main roster ready.

- Baron Corbin defeats CJ Parker. Much longer matcn than the TV squashes. Baron may have the best main roster look of anybody in NXT.

- NXT Women's champion Charlotte defeats Becky Lycnh. Real solid match. Charlotte is a great heel.

- Colin Cassady defeats Marcus Louis. The matcn was all about trying to get the wig off of Marcus.

- Angelo Dawkins defeats Bull Dempsey. Not a misprint. After the match, Bull lays out Angelo.

- Main Event: The Ascension defeats the Vaudevillains. Solid match.

Notes: Overall, a really fun show. The NXT house shows are worth going out to see. It's always a fun time. Before the show, there was also a meet and greet witn Becky Lynch, Alexa Bliss, Buddy Murphy, Wesley Blake, Angelo Dawkins, and Tyler Breeze. Merchandise was selling special autographed Tyler Breeze t-shirts and phone cases.

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