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By Mike Johnson on 2023-09-28 08:00:00

On this day in history in ....

1951 - A live event in St. Paul, MN at The Armory drew 2,107 featured the following results:

-Verne Gagne beat Gypsy Joe.
-Mighty Atlas beat Johnny Moochy.
-Pat O'Connor beat Joe Dusek.
-Roy McClarty fought Mike DiBiase to a 30 minute draw.

1963 - WWWF ran a TV taping in Philadelphia, PA with the following results:
-Bobo Brazil defeated Boris Malenko
-Hans Mortier defeated Gordo Chihuahua
-The Shadow defeated Pete Sanchez

1964 - Don Leo Jonathan & Roy McClarty defeat The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello & Roy Heffernan) for the NWA Canadian Tag Team Title in Montreal.

1964 - WWWF ran Trenton, NJ at the Moose Hall with the following results:
-Arnold Skaaland pinned the Magnificent Maurice at 9:05
-Robert Duranton pinned Miguel Perez at 13:50
-Pedro Morales defeated Klondike Bill at 15:10
-Bill Watts fought Waldo Von Erich to a draw
-Bobo Brazil fought Gorilla Monsoon to a draw
-WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino pinned Smasher Sloan at the 15-minute mark

1964 - Jackie Fargo & Alex Perez defeated NWA World Tag Team champions Karl & Kurt Von Brauner via DQ at the Ellis Auditorium in Memphis, TN.   Other results from the show saw:
-Tojo Yamamoto & Mitsu Harai defeated Lorenzo Parente & Chris Belkas.
-Joe Scarpa (the future Jay Strongbow) defeated Johnny Long.
-Torbellino Blanco defeated Ronnie Eechison.

1965 - WWWF ran Kingston, NY at the Municipal Auditorium with the following results:
-Arnold Skaaland defeated Herb Starr after the 13-minute mark
-Tarzan Tyler defeated Chief Big Heart at 13:22
-Johnny Valentine fought Bill Watts to a draw
-U.S. Champion Bobo Brazil & Argentina Apollo defeated Smasher Sloan & the Golden Terror in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-0; fall #1: Brazil & Apollo won at 11:48; fall #2: Brazil & Apollo won at 8:27
-WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Waldo Von Erich at 16:25

1966 - WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Skull Murphy in Brisbana, Australia.

1967 - WWWF ran Washington, DC with the following results:
-Bull Ortega defeated Angelo Savoldi
-Spiros Arion defeated Guillotine Gordon
-Hans Mortier defeated Arnold Skaaland
-Jack Davis fought Baron Mikel Scicluna to a draw
-Prof. Toru Tanaka defeated Miguel Perez
-Gorilla Monsoon defeated Smasher Sloan

1968 - WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino, Victor Rivera, & Art Thomas defeated Virgil the Kentucky Butcher, Baron Mikel Scicluna, & Joe Thomas in Johnstown, PA.

1969 - Great Kusatsu & Rusher Kimura beat Jack Claybourne & Dr. Death (Moose Morowski) to win the WWWA European Tag Team championships.

1971 - WWWF ran a TV Taping in Philadelphia, PA with the following results:
-Stan Stasiak pinned Micky Doyle with the heart punch
-Fred Blassie pinned Mike Pappas with a neckbreaker
-The Russians defeated Cowboy Hondo & Jerry Novak with an atomic drop
-Manuel Soto defeated Killer Brooks via count-out at 2:31
-Tarzan Tyler & Luke Graham defeated Ernie Lassiter & Tomas Marin via KO
-Freddie Blassie pinned Tomas Marin with a neckbreaker
-Tarzan Tyler & Luke Graham defeated Micky Doyle & Cowboy Hondo when Hondo submitted to a guillotine neckbreaker
-Karl Gotch defeated Killer Brooks with a reverse leg nelson
-Stan Stasiak pinned Jerry Novak with the heart punch
-Victor Rivera pinned Mike Conrad with the steamroller
-Karl Gotch defeated Mickey Doyle with a leg nelson
-The Russians defeated Ernie Lassiter & Jerry Novak when Novak submitted to a surfboard
-Freddie Blassie defeated Mike Conrad with a neckbreaker
-Manuel Soto pinned Cowyboy Hondo with a small package
-Victor Rivera pinned Ramon Lopez with the steamroller

1971 - A live event in Memphis,TN at the Mid-South Coliseum featured the following results:

-Omar Atlas & Buddy Lever beat The Red Demons.
-Sputnik Monroe & The Black Panther (Norvell Austin) beat Omar Atlas & Buddy Lever.
-Kurt & Karl Von Brauner went to a no contest vs. Len Rossi & Saul Weingroff in the third and final of a Best of Three Falls bout.

1972 - Tim Woods defeats Jack Brisco in a tournament final in Tampa, Florida by default to win the NWA Florida Television Title.

1972 - A live event in Norfolk, VA at the Arena featured the following results:

-Gene Anderson & Ole Anderson fought to a Double DQ against Ronnie Garvin & Thunderbolt Patterson.
-The Kentuckian Big Boy Brown & Klondike Bill beat Rock Hunter & Matti Suzuki.
-Dennis McCord beat Joe Soto.
-The Menace beat Bobby Williams.

1972 - WWWF ran North Dartmouth, MA at Lincoln Park with the following results:
-Arnold Skaaland defeated Chuck O'Conner via disqualification
-Gorilla Monsoon fought the Spoiler to a draw
-Sonny King defeated WWWF Tag Team Champion Mr. Fuji via count-out
-Little Beaver & Little Louie defeated Pee Wee Adams & Sonny Boy Hayes
-El Olympico defeated Joe Turco via disqualification

1972 - A live event in Florence, AL at the National Guard Armory featured the following:

-Cage Match: Jackie Fargo beat Al Greene.
-United States Junior Heavyweight Champion Don Greene beat Dennis Hall.
-Oni Wiki Wiki & Eddie Marlin beat Greg Parlor & Jimmy Kent.

1972 -  A live event in Chattanooga, TN at The Memorial Auditorium featured the following results:

-Ken Lucas & Kevin Sullivan & Ox the Ripper beat Sam Bass & Jim White & Jerry Lawler.
-Indian chain match: Len Rossi beat George Hultz.
-Cora Combs won a 7 woman Battle Royal.
-Sara Lee beat Marlene Belkas.
-Cora Combs & Marlene Belkas beat Sandy Partlow & Donna Christenello.

1972 - An event in Amarillo, TX at the Sports Arena saw the following results:

-Karl Von Steiger & Hans Mueller beat Lord Alfred Hayes & Ricki Starr to win Western States Tag Title when Muller pinned Starr in 9:50 after a knee drop.
-Lord Alfred Hayes & Ricki Starr won 17 man battle royal & split the winnings instead of fighting each other.
-Hank James beat Bill Cody in 12 seconds.
-Ciclon Negro fought Ricky Romero to a 20:00 minute.
Judo Jacket Match: Pak Song beat Mr Okuma with a stomach claw in 9:02.

1972 - A live event in Salem, Oregon featured the following results:

-Dutch Savage defeated the Skull (Bugsy McGraw).
-Bull Ramos defeated Sabu (Jose Gonzales).
-Lonnie Mayne fought Ricky Hunter to a draw.
-Tony Rocco defeated Tito Montez.

1973 - WWWF ran Harrisburg, PA with the following results:
-Arnold Skaaland fought Manuel Soto to a draw
-Miguel Feliciano fought Mike Pappas to a draw
-Vincenti Pommetti pinned Ben Ortiz at 11:04
-WWWF Tag Team Champions Tony Garea & Haystacks Calhoun defeated Pancho Valdez & Mike McCord in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-0
-WWWF World Champion Pedro Morales pinned Mr. Fuji at 19:06

1975 - WWWF ran Steubenville, Ohio with the following results:
-Johnny DeFazio fought Jim Grabmire to a draw
-Haystacks Calhoun defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna via disqualification
-Domenic DeNucci & Pat Barrett defeated Johnny Rodz & Jack Evans in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match
-Ivan Putski defeated Spiros Arion via countout.

1975 - Mid-Atlantic Wrestling ran Greensboro, NC at the Coliseum, drawing 9,600 fans with the following results:

-Danny Miller & Steve Keirn defeated Jerry Blackwell & Mike DuBois.
-Tiger Conway Jr. defeated Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair.
-Spoiler #2 defeated the Avenger.
-Ken Patera defeated Boris Malenko.
-Ray Stevens defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 via DQ in a Bounty match.
-NWA U.S. Champion Johnny Valentine defeated Wahoo McDaniel.
-Paul Jones & Dusty Rhodes defeated NWA World Tag Team Champions Ole & Gene Anderson via countout.

1976 - A live event in Dallas, Texas featured the following results:

-Siegfried Stanke beat Rocky Johnson.
-Ivan Putski fought Big O to a double countout.
-Jose Lothario drew Moondog Mayne.
-Les Thornton & Tony Charles beat Lord Alfred Hayes & Mr. Fuji.
-El Bracero beat Nick Kozak.

1978 - WWWF ran Worcester, MA with the following results:
-Dominic DeNucci defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
-Crusher Blackwell defeated Dave Darrow
-Cowboy Lang & Coconut Willie defeated Billy the Kid & Little Tokyo
-Tony Russo defeated Jim Ray
-Dino Bravo fought Spiros Arion to a no contest
-Peter Maivia & Chief Jay Strongbow defeated the Yukon Lumberjacks via disqualification

1979 - Mike George & Bob Sweetan become the first ever Mid-South Tag Team Champions in unique fashion. A battle royal was held in Shreveport, Louisiana, with it coming down to George and Buck Robley. George and Robley then wrestled a singles match, with George winning, and getting the belts for his team. If Robley had won, he and Bill Watts would have been the champions.

1979 - WWF ran Pittsburgh, PA at the Civic Center with the following results:
-Jim Grabmire defeated Joe Ally
-Rocky Tamayo defeated Johnny DeFazio via count-out
-Dominic DeNucci fought Johnny Valiant to a draw
-Bruno Sammartino defeated Nikolai Volkoff
-Ted Dibiase defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
-Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Greg Valentine via disqualification in an Indian Strap Match

1980 - The Sheepherders (Butch Miller & Luke Williams) defeat Matt Borne & Buzz Sawyer to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Title in Charlotte, North Carolina.

1981 - Tommy Rich defeats the Masked Superstar in August, Georgia for the NWA National Heavyweight Title. Less than a month before (August 29th), Superstar had defeated Rich in Atlanta to unify the National Title with Rich's Georgia Heavyweight Title.

1981 - WWF ran Rochester, NY with the following results:
-Mike Hall defeated Joe Cox
-Dominic DeNucci defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna via disqualification
-Curt Hennig defeated Johnny Rodz
-The Fabulous Moolah & Donna Christianello defeated Kandi Malloy & Judy Martin
-Tony Garea & Rick Martel defeated Mr. Fuji & Mr. Saito
-SD Jones defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
-WWF Intercontinental Champion Don Muraco defeated Pedro Morales via disqualification
Tony Atlas fought Angelo Mosca to a no contest

1981 - Mid-Atlantic Wrestling ran Greenville, SC with the following results:

- Terry Lathan & Ron Ritchie beat Charlie Fulton & Jim Nelson.
-Don Kernodle beat El Toro.
-Ron Bass beat Ricky Harris.
-The Masked Grappler beat Sweet Ebony Diamond (Rocky Johnson).
-Ivan Koloff & Ole Anderson beat Ric Flair & Ricky Steamboat in a falls count anywhere match.

1982 - The AWA ran Salt Lake City, Utah at The Salt Palace featuring the following results:

-Buck Zumhofe beat Sgt. Jacques Goulet.
-Bobby Heenan beat Ray Stevens via DQ.
-Greg Gagne beat Sheik Adnan Al Kaissie.
-AWA World champion Otto Wanz beat Jerry Blackwell via DQ.
-Ken Patera & Bobby Duncum beat Hulk Hogan & Baron Von Raschke.

1982 - World Class Championship Wrestling ran a syndicated TV taping
in The Sportatorium in Dallas, Texas featuring the following results:

-David Von Erich beat Bill Irwin.
-Al Madril beat King Kong Bundy via DQ.
-Checkmate beat the Samoan.
-The Great Kabuki beat Brian Adidas when Adidas was unable to continue.
-The Great Kabuki & the Magic Dragon beat Al Madril & the Samon.
-Frank Dusek beat Bugsy McGraw via DQ.
-Kevin & David & Kerry Von Erich fought King Kong Bundy & Arman Hussein & Bill Irwin.

1983 - Barry Windham defeated NWA World Champion Harley Race via disqualification in the main event of a Championship Wrestling from Florida event in Miami, FL.  The bout was a three fall match.  - Windham won the first fall.  Race won the second fall.  Race was disqualified.

The remainder of the event, which took place at the Convention Hall, featured the following results:

-Hector Guerrero beat Sam Houston
-Kareem Muhammed beat Mike Davis
-Mike Rotundo & Angelo Mosca beat Jos Leduc & Elijah Akeem via DQ
-Blackjack Mulligan beat Abdullah the Butcher via DQ in a $10,000 Challenge Match
-Dusty Rhodes beat Ron Bass in a combination death match.    Rhodes won the first fall.  Bass won the second.,  Bass was disqualified in the third.

1984 - WWF ran St. Louis, Missouri at the Kiel Auditorium with the following results:
-The Junkyard Dog defeated Rene Goulet
-Kamala defeated Tony Garea
-Brutus Beefcake defeated Salvatore Bellomo
-Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated the Spoiler & Jerry Valiant
-Nikolai Volkoff defeated Rocky Johnson
-The Fabulous Freebirds defeated the Moondogs via count-out
-Roddy Piper defeated SD Jones
-Ivan Putski defeated Bob Orton Jr.
-Tito Santana defeated Paul Orndorff via disqualification
-WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Mr. Fuji

1984 - WWF ran Hershey, PA with the following results:
-Ken Patera defeated Rick McGraw
-WWF Women's Champion Wendi Richter defeated the Fabulous Moolah
-The Wild Samoans defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch via disqualification
-Sgt. Slaughter defeated the Iron Sheik
-Greg Valentine defeated B. Brian Blair
-Andre the Giant defeated Big John Studd

1984 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran Hampton, Virginia with the following results:
-Manny Fernandez defeated Gary Royal
-The Zambouie Express defeated Brian Adidas & Keith Larsen
-Black Bart defeated Mark Youngblood
-The Ultimate Assassin defeated Assassin #1 via disqualification
-Wahoo McDaniel fought Barry Windham to a no contest
-Dusty Rhodes defeated NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard via disqualification

1985 - The AWA holds their first ever "SuperClash" event at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. With participation from the NWA, All Japan, and World Class (this was during the "Pro Wrestling USA" era, when the promotions were working together to combat WWF's national expansion), the show drew over 21,000 fans, and the 13-match card saw nine different title matches. Here are the results of the show, which was released commercially over three videotapes:

- AWA America's Champion Sgt. Slaughter defeated Boris Zuhkov via disqualification.
- IWA Champion Mil Mascaras defeated Freebird Buddy Roberts.
- Giant Baba, Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu defeated Harley Race, Bill & Scott Irwin.
- Sherri Martel defeated Candi Devine to win the AWA Women's Title.
- World Class Texas Champion Kerry Von Erich defeated Jimmy Garvin.
- AWA World Tag Team Champions The Road Warriors defeated The Freebirds (Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes) via disqualification. Hayes & Gordy won the match via pinfall, but instant replay showed Hayes had used brass knuckles to get the win, so the decision was reversed.
- NWA Midget Champion Little Tokyo defeated Little Mr. T (Haiti Kid).
- Jerry Blackwell defeated Kamala in a Bodyslam match.
- AWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Steve Regal defeated Brad Rheingans.
- Greg Gagne, Curt Hennig & Scott Hall defeated Nick Bockwinkel, Ray Stevens & Larry Zbyszko.
- NWA World Six Man Tag Team Champions Krusher Khruschev, Ivan & Nikita Koloff defeated Dick The Bruiser, Crusher, & Baron Von Raschke.
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair defeated Magnum T.A.
- AWA World Heavyweight Champion Rick Martel vs. Stan Hansen ended in a double countout.

1985 - The first ever Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage match takes place at the Philadelphia Spectrum in Pennsylvania, with Hogan getting the pin after Savage missed a top rope elbowdrop. After the match, Savage threw the referee out of the ring, hit Hogan with the WWF Title belt, and then came off the top rope and hit Hogan with the belt on the floor.   Other results from the show, which was broadcast on  the PRISM Network, featured:
-Moondog Spot pinned Rick McGraw at 16:24 with a fist drop after causing McGraw to run into the corner when Spot ducked forward
-King Kong Bundy defeated Steve Gatorwolf
-Scott McGee defeated Rene Goulet
-Roddy Piper & Bob Orton defeated Paul Orndorff & Bruno Sammartino via count-out at 7:52 when, as all four men were brawling on the floor, Piper knocked down Orndorff and Orton hit Sammartino with a chair, allowing both men to get back in the ring before the 10-count; after the bout, an enraged Orndorff threw four chairs and the timekeeper's table into the ring
-Don Muraco (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Ricky Steamboat via disqualification at 16:05 when the referee caught Steamboat using Fuji's cane on both Muraco and Fuji, moments after Fuji brought the weapon into the ring and attacked Steamboat with it after the referee had been knocked down
-King Tonga pinned Barry O at 5:42 with a splash following a side kick to the face

1986 - Jim Crockett Promotions crowned their first ever NWA United States Tag Team Champions in a tournament in Atlanta, Georgia. This title (not to be confused with the NWA Florida U.S. Tag belts) was basically a replacement for the old National Tag Team Title, which had been discontinued. Here are the results of the tournament, which for some reason had five first round matches (no explanation as to what they would have done if there were five winners going into the semifinals):

First Round:
- Ivan Koloff & Krusher Kruschev defeated Nelson Royal & Tim Horner.
- Magnum T.A. & Dusty Rhodes defeated Baron Von Raschke & Shaska Watley.
- Dutch Mantel & Bobby Jaggers defeated Buddy Landell & Bill Dundee.
- Tully Blanchard & Jimmy Garvin defeated Jimmy Valiant & Manny Fernandez.
- Dick Murdoch & Ronnie Garvin vs. The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton) ended in a double DQ.

- Ivan Koloff & Krusher Kruschev defeated Magnum T.A. & Dusty Rhodes.
- Dutch Mantel & Bobby Jaggers defeated Tully Blanchard & Jimmy Garvin.

- Ivan Koloff & Krusher Kruschev defeated Dutch Mantell & Bobby Jaggers.

1986 - Buddy Roberts defeats Terry Taylor in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for the UWF Television Title.

1986  - WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff via disqualification in St. Louis, Missouri.

1986 - WWF ran Toronto, Ontario at the Maple Leaf Garden with the following results:
-Jose Luis Rivera pinned Mr. X with a dropkick from the middle turnbuckle
-Barry O pinned Frankie Laine at 5:55 with a side suplex
-Jerry Allen pinned Tiger Chung Lee by reversing a powerslam from the outside into a cradle
-Paul Roma pinned Terry Gibbs at 9:09 with a reverse roll up
-Sivi Afi fought Iron Mike Sharpe to a 15-minute time-limit draw; after the bout, Afi cleared Sharpe from the ring
-Mike Rotundo pinned the Iron Sheik (with Slick & Nikolai Volkoff) at 7:17 after Slick accidentally hit Volkoff with his cane; after the bout, all three men attacked Rotundo
-Don Muraco (with Mr. Fuji) pinned Cpl. Kirschner at 8:52 by reversing Kirchner's cradle into a cradle of his own, after sustaining a suplex
-Hercules (with Slick) pinned Pedro Morales with a superplex at 6:20, even though Morales had his foot on the bottom rope during the cover
-Big John Studd & King Kong Bundy defeated Super & Big Machine
-WWF Intercontinental Champion Randy Savage defeated George Steele via disqualification at 3:48 when Steele took the champion's foreign object and used it on Savage; after the bout, Steele chased Savage backstage before returning to the ramp and slamming the champion; after hearing the official decision from the ring announcer, Steele chased Savage backstage once more  

1987 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran Greenville, SC, with NWA World Tag Team Champion Ricky Morton defeating NWA U.S. Tag Team Champion Bobby Eaton and NWA U.S. Tag Team Champion Stan Lane defeating Denny Brown on top.

1989 - The NWA ran their first-ever show in Troy, NY with the following results:
-Eddie Gilbert defeated the Cuban Assassin
-Tom Zenk defeated Norman The Lunatic
-The Skyscrapers, Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey defeated The Dynamic Dudes, Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace
-Mike Rotunda defeated Steve Williams
-Stan Lane defeated NWA Tag Team Champion Michael Hayes
-The Road Warriors defeated the New Zealand Militia
-Sting defeated NWA TV Champion the Great Muta via disqualification
-NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger defeated Tommy Rich
-NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Terry Funk

1990 - Steve Wright beat Dave "Fit" Finlay in Hannover, Germany to win the CWA Middleweight championship.

1990 - WWF ran Pittsburgh, PA with the following results:

-Shane Douglas pinned Buddy Rose with a dropkick and sunset flip
-Jimmy Snuka defeated the Warlord via count-out
-Jake Roberts pinned Akeem (substituting for Bad News Brown) in a Harlem Streetfight with a roll up
-The Orient Express defeated the Bushwhackers when Tanaka pinned Butch after Mr. Fuji hit Butch with his cane
-Haku pinned Jim Brunzell with a kick and small package
-The Big Bossman defeated Earthquake via disqualification when Jimmy Hart interfered
-Ted Dibiase pinned Dusty Rhodes after hitting him with the Million Dollar Belt

1990 - WWF ran Milwaukee, Wisconsin with the following results:

-Dustin Rhodes pinned the Brooklyn Brawler with a flying elbowsmash
-Pez Whatley pinned Paul Diamond
-Sgt. Slaughter defeated Nikolai Volkoff
-The Barbarian pinned Tito Santana
-Paul Roma pinned Marty Jannetty after Hercules interfered
-Mr. Perfect defeated WWF Intercontinental Champion Kerry Von Erich via countout
-WWF champion the Ultimate Warrior & the Legion of Doom defeated Demolition when Warrior pinned Smash

1990 - The NWA ran Ft Piece, FL with the following results:

-Buddy Landell pinned Lou Perez
-Mike Rotunda pinned Michael Hayes
-Tommy Rich pinned the Blade Hunter
-Tyree Pride fought Kevin Sullivan to a double count-out
-The Southern Boys Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong defeated The Midnight Express, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane
-Ricky Morton pinned NWA World Tag Team Champion Butch Reed
NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger pinned Harley Race (substuting for Barry Windham)

1990 - The NWA ran Baltimore, MD, featuring a promotion where the first 1,000 children in would receive a free Sting watch.  The show saw the following results:

-Tim Horner pinned Mario Savoldi (Ted Petty, billed under independent promoter Savoldi's name as a rib)
-Allen Iron Eagle defeated Dr. X
-The Juicer pinned Dutch Mantell
-Master Blaster Steele (Kevin Nash) pinned Tom Zenk
-NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker & Lt. James Earl Wright
-Terry Taylor pinned the Iron Sheik
-Ric Flair, NWA World TV Champion Arn Anderson, & Sid Vicious defeated El Gigante, the Junkyard Dog, & Brian Pillman
-NWA World Champion Sting pinned the Black Scorpion (Randy 'Moondog Rex' Culley).  After the bout, Sting went for the Scorpion's mask until Sid Vicious appeared and prevented it.

1991 - WWF ran Boston at the Boston Garden with the following results:
-Ricky Steamboat pinned Skinner with a school boy roll up
-IRS defeated Jim Duggan via disqualification when Duggan used his 2X4 as a weapon
-Kerry Von Erich pinned Pete Dougherty (substituting for the Berzerker) with the Tornado Punch
-Ted Dibiase defeated Million Dollar Champion Virgil via countout after ramming Virgil back-first into the ring post
-WWF Tag Team Champions the Legion of Doom defeated the Nasty Boys after Road Warrior Hawk hit the flying clothesline as the challengers attempted to piledrive Road Warrior Animal
-The Beverly Brothers defeated the Bushwhackers
-WWF Intercontinental Champion Bret Hart pinned the Berzerker (substituting for the Warlord) with a sunset flip
-Sid Justice (substituting for the Ultimate Warrior) defeated the Undertaker in a casket match

1991 - WCW ran St. Paul, Minnesota at the Civic Center with the following results:
-Michael Hayes pinned WCW U.S. Tag Team Champion Firebreaker Chip
-Van Hammer pinned Terrance Taylor
-WCW World TV Champion Steve Austin fought Dustin Rhodes to a draw
-WCW U.S. Champion Sting fought Abdullah the Butcher to a double count-out
-Tom Zenk pinned Oz (Kevin Nash)
-WCW World Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyzsko defeated Rick Steiner & Bill Kazmaier
-Ron Simmons & Barry Windham defeated WCW World Champion Lex Luger & Mr. Hughes when Simmons pinned Hughes

1992 - WWF ran The Sheffield Arena in Great Britain with the following results:
-Rick Martel defeated Tito Santana
-The Bushwhackers defeated Kato & Skinner when Butch pinned Kato
-Bret Hart defeated Papa Shango
-WWF Tag Team Champions the Natural Disasters defeated Ted Dibiase & IRS when Earthquake pinned IRS
-Virgil pinned the Genius
-Road Warrior Animal & Crush defeated the Beverly Brothers when Crush pinned Beau
-WWF World Champion Ric Flair pinned Randy Savage

1993 - WWF ran a Wrestling Challenge taping in Worcester, MA.  During the taping, the Tatanka winning streak ended when he lost to Ludvig Borga at 10:05 with one finger after Mr. Fuji came ringside and distracted the referee, allowing Borga to hit his Tatan with a steel chair on the floor.  After the bout, Fuji invited Yokozuna down to the ring.  Yokozuna then gave Tatanka the Bonzai Drop.  Lex Luger fought off the Quebecers backstage and in the aisleway to make the save.  Tatanka was taken from ringside on a stretcher.  As a result of the injuries sustained in the match, Tatanka was taken out of the upcoming Survivor Series pay-per-view.

1993 - WCW ran Kennesaw, Georgia at the Crystal Chandelier, a small venue booked to give developing talents ring time:
-The Ace defeated the Gambler
-Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker defeated Bryan Anderson
-Jim Steele fought Big Bad John to a double disqualification
-Terry Taylor defeated Mike Winner
-Pez Whatley fought Michael Hayes to a double count-out
-Bobby Eaton & Yoshi Kwan defeated Thunder & Lightning

1993 - A WCW Saturday Night taping at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia was headlined by WCW World Champion Vader (w/ Harley Race) pinned Ricky Steamboat in a lumberjack match at 18:37 with a splash after Sid Vicious interfered, as all the other lumberjacks were trying to push Vader back into the ring, and dropped the challenger with the powerbomb; other lumberjacks for the match included Sting, Davey Boy Smith, WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes, Col. Rob Parker, Harlem Heat, Maxx Payne, Arn Anderson, the Shockmaster, and the Equalizer; the match was advertised as a human cage match rather than a lumberjack match.  The same taping featured Cactus Jack's return following an angle where he had developed amnesia when Vader powerbombed him on the exposed concrete floor (please don't ask), saving Steamboat earlier in the night and defeating Yoshi Kwan in a singles bout.

1994 - WWF taped the first episode of  "Action Zone" in White Plains, New York at the Westchester County Center.  The main event featured WWF Champion Bret Hart defeats Owen Hart following interference by Jim Neidhart (on behalf of Owen) and Davey Boy Smith (on behalf of Bret). This was promoted as Owen's final WWF title opportunity, although it didn't end their feud.  

The same taping featured a phenomenal match for the second episode of the series, featuring WWF Tag Team Champions Shawn Michaels & Diesel defeating the 1-2-3 Kid & WWF IC Champion Razor Ramon at around 22:02 when Michaels pinned the Kid with a roll up after the challenger ran into a boot to the face from Diesel, who was on the ring apron; Michaels worked the majority of the match by himself after accidentally hitting the superkick on his partner and knocking Diesel out cold.

1995 - Psicosis beat Rey Misterio, Jr. in Mexicali to win the WWA Welterweight championship.

1996 - Mark Henry & Brian Christopher defeated Unified Champion Jerry Lawler & Scott Bowden in the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, TN.

1996 - WCW ran Columbus, Ohio with the following results:
-Jim Powers defeated Juventud Guerrera
-WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Dean Malenko via disqualification
-Lex Luger defeated Rick Steiner
-Syxx defeated Eddie Guerrero
-Scott Hall & Kevin Nash defeated Ric Flair & Chris Benoit
-The Giant defeated Randy Savage

1996 - WWE ran Pittsburgh, PA with the following results:
-Bob Holly defeated the Brooklyn Brawler
-Jake Roberts & Aldo Montoya defeated Justin Bradshaw & Zebakiah when Montoya pinned Zebakiah
-Barry Windham pinned Hunter Hearst Helmsley with a superplex
-Steve Austin pinned Savio Vega (substituting for Marc Mero) with the Stunner
-The Grimm Twins defeated the Smoking Gunns
-WWF Tag Team Champions Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith defeated Henry & Phinneas Godwinn
-The Undertaker pinned Mankind with the tombstone in a no holds barred match
-WWF Intercontinental Champion Marc Mero defeated Farooq (substituting for Steve Austin) via disqualification when Farooq used the title belt as a weapon
-Psycho Sid pinned Vader with the chokeslam
-WWF World Champion Shawn Michaels pinned Goldust with the superkick

1997 - Masato Tanaka defeats Mike Awesome in Kawasaki, Japan, to win the FMW World Brass Knuckles and the FMW World Independent Heavyweight Titles. The show, which was held at Kawasaki Stadium in Japan, drew over 50,000 fans to see a card that also included Shark Tsuchiya defeat Aja Kong for the vacant FMW Women's Title, Terry Funk defeat Ricky Fuyuki in a "loser leaves FMW" match, and All Japan's Kenta Kobashi & Manukea Mossman (Taiyo Kea) defeat Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki. Vader defeated Ken Shamrock in an "Ultimate Rules" match when Shamrock, who was injured going into the match, legitimately started spitting up blood. The main event of the show saw Atsushi Onita defeat Wing Kanemura in a no ropes, barbed wire, exploding cage match. After the bout, Onita teased that he would retire (again).

1997 - WWF in Green Bay, Wisconsin at the Browne County Arena with the following results:
-Justin Bradshaw pinned Phinneas Godwinn
-Jesse Jammes pinned Rockabilly
-Goldust pinned Brian Pillman
-The Patriot pinned Owen Hart
-WWF Tag Team Champions the Headbangers defeated Savio Vega & Miguel Perez Jr.
-Mankind defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley in a falls count anywhere match
-Crush, Chainz, Skull, & 8-Ball defeated Farooq, Rocky Maivia, D-Lo Brown, & Kama
-The Undertaker defeated WWF World Champion Bret Hart via disqualification

1998 - In one of the more memorable Raw moments, Steve Austin drove a Zamboni (used to clean the ice at hockey games) out to the ring in Detroit, Michigan in order to burst past security and dive into the ring onto Vince McMahon. McMahon had been gloating over possessing Austin's "smoking skull" WWF Title belt, since Kane & The Undertaker had pinned Austin for it the night before. The site of Austin driving the Zamboni backstage (accidentally knocking down lighting fixtures) and to the ring would be replayed countless times on WWE programming.  Other results from the Raw taping saw:
-Southern Justice defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg via disqualification
-Owen Hart pinned Dan Severn with a tombstone piledriver; after the match, Severn was taken out of the ring on a stretcher
-D-Lo Brown defeated Edge, Marc Mero, Jeff Jarrett, Gangrel, and Droz in a 6-man four corners match after hitting the Sky High on Edge; due to prematch stipulations, D-Lo earned a European title shot for the next week
-Farooq pinned Mark Henry
-Kurrgan & Golga defeated the Headbangers
-WWF European Champion X-Pac defeated Val Venis
-The Rock, Ken Shamrock, & Mankind defeated the Undertaker & Kane in a handicap match at 12:51 when Rock pinned Taker with the Rock Bottom; following Shamrock and Mankind's entrances, the two brawled in the ring until Shamrock knocked Mankind to the floor; moments later, after Rock made his entrance, he and Mankind fought with Shamrock until Taker & Kane appeared

1998 - WCW broadcast Monday Nitro from Rochester, NY with the following results:
-La Parka defeated Super Calo
-The Disciple defeated Sick Boy
-Scott Steiner defeated Nick Dinsmore & Lenny Lane in a handicap match
-Ernest Miller defeated Psicosis
-Disco Inferno defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
-Scott Hall defeated Billy Kidman
-Alex Wright fought Davey Boy Smith to a draw
-Kevin Nash defeated Brian Adams via disqualification
-Lex Luger & Konnan defeated Barry Darsow & Hugh Morrus
-Hulk Hogan fought WCW U.S. Champion Bret Hart to a no contest at around the 10-minute mark; at the 6-minute mark, Sting, Lex Luger, & Konnan came out to tend to Hart, who appeared to have suffered a serious leg injury; after Luger and Konnan forced Bret onto a stretcher and began taking him backstage, Sting took Bret's place and wrestled Hogan; as Luger & Konnan prepared to load Hart into an ambulance backstage, two medics jumped them, soon revealing themselves to be Scott Steiner & Buff Bagwell; Steiner then unhooked Hart and threatened him, with Bret then limping his way back to the ring; as Hart came out, Sting locked Hogan in the Scorpion Deathlock; Hart then dropped Sting with a DDT - revealing his injury was fake - and locked him in the Sharpshooter; Hogan & Hart then assaulted Sting until Konnan & Luger returned to help Sting from ringside.  The match would later be featured on the WWE DVD release "Hulk Hogan - The Unreleased Archives."

2002 - Former Maryland Championship Wrestling wrestler Jay "Big Dottie" Caldwell was killed in a car accident.  MCW issued the following:

"Jay was on his way home after an extra long day working and fell asleep behind the wheel and the car ran off of the road and threw him from the vehicle.  Jay had wrestled several times for MCW when we held shows on the eastern shore of Maryland. He was a student of Van Hammer but also trained regularly with Mark & Jay Briscoe. We would like to take a moment to send our deepest condolences to all of his friends and family during this very tragic time."

2002 - WWE aired Confidential on the USA Network.  John Keane filed the following TV report:

Confidential Report for 9/28/2002.
Recorded at the WWE TV Studios in Stamford CT.
Your Host: Mean Gene Okerlund.

Another repeat episode this week-this one originally aired on June 15th . Here's my report from that date, very slightly revised.

Gene welcomes us in. Straight to business-tonight, we'll be discussing the current status of Stone Cold Steve Austin. On Monday June 10th, he walked out on Raw 2 hours before the show started without informing any members of management. We'll be hearing from Vince McMahon and Jim Ross later on for all the info.

First, we get an update on Gene's pal Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan. Brains been fighting throat cancer-so far successfully. We see clips of his days in the Fed as a wrestler, manager and announcer-highlights are those done with his former broadcast partner, the late Gorilla Monsoon. Tributes air from Arn Anderson, Pat Patterson and Steve Lombardi (AKA The Brooklyn Brawler). We see some of his later work with WCW as an announcer. Bobby feels Turner's organization had no idea what to do with his character. After WCW folded, Bobby did a one-shot with the WWF, announcing the 'gimmick battle royal' at Wrestlemania 17. He describes the experience as similar to going from 'porno films to MGM'. Bobby has a book coming out in September. He states his contentment with life, adding that he 'wouldn't change a thing'.

Before we break, we see a clip of Mr. McMahon. He describes the actions of Steve Williams, AKA Stone Cold Steve Austin, at Raw as the most selfish thing he could have done in WWE.

Gene returns for a 'Before They Were Famous' segment on Olympic Hero Kurt Angle. We hear from Kurt about growing up in Pittsburgh, home of then-consistent champions the Steelers and the Pirates. He talks about his experience in the 1996 Olympics-he describes his first emotion on winning the gold medal not as elation, but as relief. We flash back to his youth, growing up as the youngest of 6. We hear from his brothers and his mom. His 4 brothers and father constantly put him through the wringer, bringing about his hugely competitive nature. We see the building Kurt's dad was working on when an accident cost him his life. Kurt feels this tragedy provided the spark that set him on the road to proving he was the best in the sport his family took the most pride in, wrestling. We see clips from his collegiate career, where he picked up 2 NCAA Championships. We get details on the near-insane training regimen he endured prior to the Olympics. Kurt describes WWE as his 'calling', says he wouldn't want it any other way. 

Vince again before we break. He feels personally hurt by by Austin's walkout, describing him as a man who was a friend.

Gene returns and reminds us that the Austin/McMahon confrontations were a cornerstone of the 'Attitude' era. He adds that art tends to imitate life, and vice versa. We see a clip of Austin's interview on the 'Byte This' internet show from May 31st. He was pretty scathing in his criticism of the current direction of WWE and his own character. He confirmed his disgruntlement went back to the period prior to Wrestlemania 18, and seemed doubtful things would be improving anytime soon. Vince made an appearance on the show the following week. He seemed to agree that Austin may not be working with the 'best of material', but appeared disappointed that he couldn't make the best of the situation. 

We flash forward to last weeks Raw. Ric Flair opened the show by announcing Austin wasn't in attendance.

Vince states Austin was 'hell-bent' on not showing. He describes Austin as 'taking his ball and going home'. Vince confesses to being 'pissed off'.

Cut to Jim Ross. He describes Austin as the 'lead performer' on that nights show, strongly feels his unannounced departure was 'wrong'.

Vince talks about getting a call from J.R. the Sunday night before Raw. Vince was informed Austin wasn't happy with the 'creative' set up for him on the next nights program.

J.R. informs us Austin told him he wanted things changed, using the threat of a no-show. He told Austin that wasn't the proper way to do business, then asked if he'd talked to Vince. J.R. says Austin replied that he was uncomfortable talking to the boss about his problem, which had him surprised, as Austin's always been very vocal in the past-at least up until a few months ago. 

Vince reveals that he called Austin after his call from J.R. and left a message to return the call regardless of hour. At 2 a.m. Monday morning Austin did just that. The 2 had a conversation about the aforementioned 'creative'. Vince gave his feelings on how it could be good both for Austin and the company, and Stone Cold apparently said, "Alright". Vince reminds us he didn't need Austin's approval, but explains he wants his employees to 'buy into' what they'll be doing. He felt that, at the end of the call, Austin was satisfied.

J.R. tells of arriving at the Raw venue to find that Austin had independently booked himself a flight home to Texas.

Vince expresses his belief that Austin deliberately tried to no-show without anyone in the company noticing.

J.R. talks about trying to immediately get in touch with Austin on his cell phone. He finally got through after Austin had boarded the plane. He says he did most of the talking in this conversation, unlike in previous weeks, where Austin did the bulk of the talking in their apparently acrimonious discussions. 

Vince brings us in deeper-he reminds us that Austin's 'done this' once before. He feels that 'no-showing' is the one unpardonable offense in his company, as it lets down the fans. Austin's previous no-show was at the Raw the night after Wrestlemania 18. Austin had claimed he was burnt out, and Vince accepted his explanation. 

J.R. brings us back to his airplane conversation with Austin. He plainly told Austin to 'get his ass off the plane and come to work'. He advised him to talk to Vince face to face, with himself in attendance if wanted. He told Austin that if they couldn't come to an agreement, he should leave permanently. J.R. doesn't reveal Austin's response, simply states he's made the biggest mistake of his professional life. 

Vince sends us to break by describing the WWE/Austin situation, which he insists is NOT a publicity stunt, as 'sad'. 

Back for more with Vince. He wishes the current situation could have been resolved with a direct conversation-but when one of the principals refuses to talk, that's pretty much impossible.

J.R., as Senior VP of talent relations, as well as a friend of Austin, puts a lot of the blame on himself for the current problems-but feels Steve Williams bears most of the burden for refusing to communicate. He feels reports from outside WWE on the exact nature of Austin's problem are largely inaccurate. He feels that the whole story may be revealed in time. He berates Austin for disappointing the fans, who've made him a very rich man.

Vince expresses regret that the WWE/Austin relationship, which he'd hoped would sustain for years even after Stone Cold's in-ring career had concluded, my have come to an abrupt end.

J.R. observes that the 'behind the scenes' aspect of sports entertainment can sometimes be more intriguing than the actual product. He admits he still doesn't understand Austin's motivation for his recent conduct. He expresses deep disappointment with his long-time friend. 

Vince feels angry, disappointed and hurt, and that Austin has spat in the face of all of his supporters. Break.

Back to Vince. He seems ready to make the 'Austin era' part of the companies past. 

J.R. feels that the new Superstars and the fans will benefit from any necessary changes.

Vince cuts to the meat of the matter-the door is currently NOT open for Austin to return. He feels his responsibility to the fans and stockholders preclude him from making any concessions to Austin, who has now shown his unreliability twice.

J.R. gets in the last word. He praises Austin's perseverance, hard work and guts over the years, but feels his recent actions are akin to John Wayne becoming a coward in a big fight. He states he'll be on Raw Monday night-Austin won't, and as far as he knows, never will be again. Break.

WWE Rewind: Gene and Bobby Heenan trying to hitch a ride back in '93.

Gene returns with more praise for Bobby, and we see some of his comedic skits from his days in the WWF. 

(End of repeat portion of show.)

In voiceover, Gene announces next week we'll get a new episode-looks like we'll be hearing from Rey Mysterio. Show ends.

No idea why we got a repeat tonight-in weeks past holidays were the reason. I just hope we'll get Stone Cold's side of the story one of these days.

2002 - WWE's Raw brand ran West Palm Beach, FL.   Chris Rogers filed the following report:

The South Florida Expo Center was full to capacity (unfortunately, it was only around 5,000 seats). It was a very good card overall. Biggest pops of the night by FAR were for Ric Flair and HHH (what great leading heels they are so far).... 

Ring Announcer: Howard Finkel. 

Rico pinned Spike Dudley with a stiff spinning heel kick. Lots of 'Rico sucks' chants. Good heat throughout. 

Randy Orton pinned Test with the help of Nick Patrick kicking Test's arms off the ropes into a sunset flip. Decent match... 

In the 6-man, battle-of-the-under-utilized talent match, D'Lo Brown, Johnny Stamboli, and Mark Jindrak (has potential) beat Raven, Steven Richards, and Justin Credible when D'Lo hit Raven with the Sky High power bomb. 

The new tag team champs got a great pop as Kane and 'Cane hit stereo chokeslams to pin Christian and Lance Storm. The UnAmericans drew the most heat tonight. 

In a match that would look good on RAW, RVD pinned Ric Flair. Both got huge pops. Flair controlled most of the match, hitting the figure-four. RVD then took over hitting the Rolling Thunder, then finished Flair with the 5-star. Very solid match from start to finish. 

15-Minute Intermission 

Trish Stratus and Jacqueline defeated Molly Holly and Victoria when Jackie DDT'd Victoria for the pin. Stacy Keibler looked awesome in her referee attire (lack of) as she was a pretty entertaining special referee. 

The Big Show pinned Tommy Dreamer at about the 9:30 mark to avoid having to kiss Dreamer's ass if the match went past 10 minutes. Crowd got more into it as the Fink kept relaying the time remaining every minute. Dreamer went for a DDT, got hoisted-up and chokeslammed for the pin. 

Rosey and Jamal beat Booker T and Goldust when Jamal hit the gorilla press Samoan drop on Goldust. 

HHH beat Bubba Dudley in a very good main event. Ref got bumped, Flair did a run-in with a chair, missed Bubba initially, but HHH nailed him with the chair after Bubba ran Flair off. Bubba fought back but got low-blowed and into a pedigree. Flair woke the ref for the 1-2-3. 

Joseph A. Smith sent this report.

The show was either sold out or very close to it not very many if any empty seats at all. Crowd was into this show big time as it was the WWE's first time back in WPB in 5 years

WWE Raw Brand 28 SEP 02 West Palm Beach FL

World Heavyweight Championship
Triple H vs. Bubba Ray Dudley
Winner Triple H using Pedigree after Ric Flair run in.  Triple H was trying hard to turn crowd against him but was still getting a tremendous pop. Even told 2 guys fighting in crowd "Hey you 2 redneck a******s, The people paid to see me fight not your 2 sorry asses".

Rob Van Dam vs. Ric Flair
RVD after a 5 Star Frog Splash
Good pop for Flair, much respect and love shown for the legend!

Tag Team Championship Match
Kane & Hurricane vs. Christian & Lance Storm
Kane and Hurricane after a Kane Chokeslam.

Randy Orton vs. Test
Orton with an assist from referee Nick Patrick.

Booker T & Goldust vs. Rosey & Jamal
Rosie and Jamal after Rosie pins Goldust.

Tommy Dreamer vs. Big Show
Special rules: Big Show must win in under 10 minutes or he will have to kiss Dreamer's ass!

Big Show wins with about 30 seconds left in match but the funniest part was some guy about 10 rows deep tosses a banana in the ring intended for Big Show but Dreamer eats the banana without peeling it. Good stuff.

Spike vs. Rico
Rico pins Spike after reversing the Dudley Dog
Major heat for Rico, crowd was really into this one.

D'Lo Brown, Johnny Stamboli & Mark Jindrak vs. Raven, Steven Richards & Justin Credible
D'lo Pinned Raven after the Lowdown.

Special referee: Stacy Keibler
Trish Stratus & Jacqueline vs. Molly Holly & Victoria
Trish Pinned Victoria, some idiot was holding up a sign blocking our view so it was hard to see the action in this one.

Biggest Pops
Triple H
Booker T
Ric Flair

Biggest Heat
Christain and Lance Storm
Rosey and Jamal

2002 - NWA:TNA Saturday Morning aired in Nashville.  Phillip McConnell filed the following TV report:

Hello again. I'm back with this weeks NWA:TNA Saturday Morning Review. This past week at the TNA Asylum was a blast as there was a standing room only crowd, some great matches and segments, and overall just a great night despite the bad weather we had here on Wednesday. With that said lets get right into it with this week's review.

Flames explode, logo swings into place and we are off and running.

Jeremy Borash and Bert Prentice as usual are the host for the show. They start off with talk of the great crowd at this past Wednesday nights show. They talk of how it was standing room only and say more chairs will be in place for this coming Wednesday nights show. Talk turns to the problems between Jeff Jarrett and B.G. James leading us to...

Jeff Jarrett vs. B.G. James
Some of the highlights shown from this match this match include:
- James on the mic talking to Jarrett.
-Jarrett goes for a kick to the mid-section. James blocks only to have Jarrett nail him with an enzugiri kick.
-James and Jarrett fight all over the ringside area and into the crowd. Lots of chair shots in the fight.
-Jarrett has a chair wedged between the top and middle turnbuckle. He goes to slam James head into the chair but James blocks and plants Jarrett head into the chair.
-Brian Lawler and Elix Skipper try to interfere but it backfires each time.
-James hits the pump-handle slam on Jarrett but only gets a two count as Lawler and Skipper break up the count causing Jarrett to be disqualified.
-Lawler, Skipper, and Jarrett triple team James. Scott Hall and Syxx-Pac come out to even things up. They get the upper hand till Ron Killings shows up. Killings, Jarrett, Lawler, and Skipper do a four on three beat down on Hall, James, and Pac. Winner: B.G James by DQ.

Commercial Break

Borash and Prentice back. They hype the October 2nd show. Borash on cell phone. Its Sarah Lee calling to apologize for her actions on Wednesday. They then talk about what happened between Sarah Lee and Miss TNA Bruce Wednesday night leading us to...

Bruce pulls into a parking place right as another car was about to. Goldy Locks is out and starts interviewing Bruce. Sarah Lee comes up and says Bruce has no manners because he took her parking spot. She ask him how it would feel to have her umbrella shoved up his ass (which was beeped out). The segment ends there, not showing Sarah Lee slap Bruce and him then shove her.

Next we get to see some of the Bruce/Sarah Lee war of words from inside the TNA Asylum from the PPV.

Commercial Break

Borash and Prentice back with talk of the NWA World Tag Team Champions, Chris Harris and James Storm. They talk about how Ron Harris seems to have lost it (mentally) and that he will have a new partner for this Wednesday night. It will be Aussie (Ashley Hudson).

NWA World Tag Team Title Match: Tables Match:
Americas Most Wanted (Chris Harris and James Storm-Champions) vs. Ron Harris and Brian Lee (Challengers)
Some of the highlights shown from this match include:
-James Storm is in the arms of both Ron Harris and Brian Lee on the outside of the ring. They look like they have plans to do something to Storm but Chris Harris makes the save by jumping down onto all four of them.
-R. Harris with a sidewalk slam on C. Harris.
-Storm tagged in and he is a house of fire going after both R. Harris and Lee.
-Double dropkick by AMW on R. Harris.
-Lee tries to suplex C. Harris from inside the ring to the outside through a table but Storm breaks that up with a kick. Storm then bounces off the ropes, uses C. Harris as a launching pad and hits a forearm on Lee knocking him off the apron and through the table for the win.
-R. Harris attacks both members of AMW after the match. He powerbombs Storm through a table in the ring.
-Security out to stop R. Harris but to no avail. Finally Don Harris(twin brother of Ron Harris and head of TNA Security) come out. The two shove each other and have words. Almost come to blows.

Commercial Break (end 1st half hour)

Borash and Prentice back. More hype for October 2nd. Borash says that maybe Ron Killings is jealous of the X Division. Talk turns to Sonny Siaki and his night last Wednesday. They talk about Siaki burning the Elvis outfit and the tension between he and Estrada. This leads us to..

Sonny Siaki vs. Amazing Red
Some of the highlights shown from this match include:
-Siaki walks about and is very obviously favoring his ribs after the attack by Jerry Lynn at the start of the show.
-Red starts things off by jumping off the top onto Siaki before the match starts.
-Red Star Press by Red on the outside.
-Back in the ring and Siaki nails red with a vicious clothesline.
-Flying headscissors take down by Red.
-Siaki Gorilla press slams Red down onto the guard rail throat first.
-Mortimer Plumtree shown taking notes on the ramp.
-Siaki with a sweet side kick.
-Code Red(the real one not the double team move by Billy and Chuck) by Red.
- Red jumps off the ropes and onto Siaki pulling him down into a twisting flatliner.
-Money Clip (Siaki gets opponent in position as if going for a suplex but instead does a quick twist and down into a snap neckbreaker-very impressive) for the win. Winner: Sonny Siaki by pin.

Jorge Estrada then comes out. He says he is tired of Siaki getting over on Jimmy Yang and himself. Demands that Siaki return his Elvis digs and says that he will get them even if he has to strip Siaki down all the way to his blue suede shoes.

Jorge Estrada vs. Kid Kash
Some of the highlights shown from this match include:
-Headscissors take over by Estrada.
-Estrada is on the floor outside the ring. Kash with a double springboard into a flip down onto Estrada.
-Kash shoves the referee into the ropes, crotching Estrada. Kash then goes up and hits a very nice looking hurracanrana.
-Kash goes for a double springboard into a hurracanrana but Estrada catches him and nails a sit-out powerbomb.
-Estrada nails the TCB(Taking Care of Business-twisting senton lionsault type move) for the win.
Winner: Jorge Estrada by pin

Estrada then calls for the microphone and calls out Siaki. Siaki says he never wanted it to be like this and says that Estrada can have the Elvis outfit. He then says he gave it a proper burial first and ask Estrada to watch the screen. We then see Siaki pull Goldy Locks outside to a trash can with flames coming out of it. He then says "This is what I call a Hunka Hunka Burning Crap" and tosses the Elvis outfit into the flames. The look of shock and dismay on Estrada face, and the look of pure satisfaction on the face of Siaki for what he had just done are great.

Commercial Break

Borash and Prentice back with yet more hype for October 2nd. Borash again mentions he thinks Killings is jealous of the X Division. Prentice tells Borash to stop giving  his personal opinions on things. This leads to Borash talking about the mistreatment of April by her boyfriend Brian Lawler. Leads us to...

Brian Lawler and Elix Skipper vs. Scott Hall and Syxx-Pac
Some of the highlights shown from this match include:
-Lawler as he comes to ringside tries to pull Aprils skirt lower to cover up more of her legs and put his jacket on her.
-Matrix by Skipper to get out of the way of a kick by Syxx-Pac.
-Lawler yells at April.
-Lawler with more yelling at April telling her where to stand.
-Lawler and Skipper double team Hall in the corner.
-Skipper goes for a spin kick but Hall catches him and hits a belly to back suplex.
-Lawler with yet more yelling at April. Don West tries to check on her but then Lawler yells at him, then apologizes to April.
-Skipper goes for a hurracanrana but Syxx-pac catches him and hits a sweet sit-out powebomb.
-Skipper dives off the top rope at Syxx-Pac but Pac catches him and hits the Syxx-Factor for the win.
-Jarrett out and hit the Stroke on Syxx-Pac.
-Jarrett hits the Stroke on Hall.
-Security out to stop the three on two beating by Jarrett, Lawler, and Skipper.

Commercial Break (end 2nd half hour)

Borash and Prentice back with more hype for October 2nd. Talk turn to AJ Styles leading us to...

Best 2 out of 3 falls: AJ Styles vs. Low Ki
Some of the highlights shown from this match include:
-Styles has Ki in an arm-bar. Ki rolls as if he is going to kip up but instead kicks Styles in the mouth.
-Styles mockingly goes for the Ki Three Kicks but before he can hit the third Ki gets up and kicks Styles.
-Ki locks Styles in the Dragon Clutch. Styles tries to get to the ropes but Ki pulls him away. Styles taps. Ki leads 1 fall to 0.
-Styles blocks a kick and hits a jumping enzugiri.
-Styles tires for a powerbomb by jumping from the outside over over the ropes and grabbing Ki as he was on the middle turnbuckle. Ki blocks and turns it into a hurracanrana but Styles rolls that through into a pin. Match tied one fall apiece.
-Styles with a shin breaker off the middle turnbuckle.
-Snap hurracanrana by Ki.
-Styles Clash by Styles for three and the win.
Some of the AJ Styles interview with Goldy Locks from the PPV is shown.
Makes challenge for a ladder match for the X title.
Winner: AJ Styles 2 falls to 1.

Commercial Break

Borash and Prentice back. Borash says that perhaps Killings thinks that in other peoples minds the X title is just as important as the World title, thus the jealousy. This leads to...

NWA:TNA X Title Match: Lumberjack Match:
Jerry Lynn (Champion) vs. Ron Killings (Challenger)
Some of the highlights shown from this match include:
-Lynn attacks Killings to start the match.
-Killings tries to outside the ring but Lo Ki throws him back in.
-Killings on the top turnbuckle. Lynn hits him then climbs up and bulldogs Killings.
-Killings with a shoulder block off the top rope.
-Lynn down on the outside of the ring and Kid Kash kicks him a few times before being stopped.
-Styles shown on the ramp with a ladder.
-Killings with a Mexican Stretch Buster on Lynn.
-Killings goes for a hurracanrana but Lynn turns it into a sit-out powerbomb.
-Killings mule kicks Lynn. Amazing Red and Jorge Estrada up on the ring apron trying to tell the ref. Lo Ki is up on the apron on the other side of the ring. Killings goes after Ki but Ki ducks. Killings then tries for Truth or Consequences (Diamond Cutter) but Lynn shoves Killings off and towards the ropes. Ki catches Killings with a forearm then snaps him neck first across the top rope. Lynn picks Killings up and nails the TKO (firemans carry into a diamond cutter) for the win. Winner: Jerry Lynn by pin.

Commercial Break

Borash and Prentice back and talking about the six man tag team match coming up this Wednesday. This leads to...

Replay from earlier of the Jarrett vs. James match with the post match fight involving Hall, Pac, Lawler, Skipper, and Killings.

Commercial Break

Borash and Prentice back to wrap things up and final hype for October 2nd. Prentice talks about his show tonight at 8pm in La Vergne, Tennessee.

End Show

Closing Thoughts:
Overall a very good show this week that flew by. With the show going to syndication in two weeks and being cut to an hour it will only move by faster I would think.

2002 - AJ Styles appeared on Talksport Radio in the UK.  Nick Spence filed the following report:

AJ Styles was a guest on TalkSPORT radio Saturday night in the UK phoning live from a US indie show with Jimmy Snuka, New Jack, Dusty Rhodes and the Road Warriors. The interview confirmed his appearance alongside Jerry Lynn and Balls Mahoney at the biggest British show of the year FWA British Uprising on Sunday 13th October here in London. 

Styles has been attracting rave reviews via NWA-TNA on their weekly US pay-per-view broadcasts as part of the X-Division, which has made their way to the UK via tape traders. TalkSPORT presenter and wrestler Alex Shane put over Styles and the Ring Of Honor match against Lo-Ki he recently watched. Styles never planned for a wrestling career or even watched it when he was growing up but found himself too ‘light and slow’ for football. He said he developed his own style, mixing high flying with hard kicks wrestling a ‘long’ four years, wrestling a lot of different wrestlers and styles. 

Styles said that he always gives 110% in his matches, said people got hurt when wrestlers slowed down their style. Styles put over the NWA-TNA for taking him on but hoped for a non-pay-per-view TV deal for them in the future as not everyone would could afford 10 bucks a week. 

He put over Jerry Lynn (‘moves like he’s in his teens’) and all the wrestlers he works with as being down to earth and good people. He confirmed that the WWE Ohio development deal was not enough money for a married man to live on with the move from Atlanta, but hadn’t burnt any bridges by turning it down. He claimed WWE would have to offer a ‘huge amount of money’ to move from NWA-TNA. He added that Ring Of Honor had the best chance of being a significant rival to Vince. 

Styles took it as compliment that his moves were being used by other wrestlers. He got the idea of the Styles Clash from watching two neighbors children play on a trampoline. He said kids had the best ideas for new moves. He mentioned being teased about Crash Holly using the ‘Crash Landing’ in WWE.  

Styles said it would be an honor to wrestle in the UK and finished by saying that right now was the ‘highlight of his career’ so far. Good interview.

2002 - WWE aired Velocity.  Matt Zylbert filed the following TV report:

WWE Velocity
Hosted by Marc Loyd and Tazz
Report by Matt Zylbert

No Michael Cole! YES!! Hello all and welcome yet again to the Velocity report of note. I am your low-card loving reporter, Matt Zylbert, and THIS is the 'five-star' Velocity report will always beat the odds! With another great edition of Velocity set to take place, let's send it down to JASON THE SNAKE... wait a minute, it seems as if Tony Chimmel is back. Damn! Well let's hope Jason Roberts returns next week because not only is he awesome, but we're Velocity buddies! The 'five-star' Velocity report is so superb, that even celebrities like Jason Roberts check it out! I'm hoping he returns next week with his tux (And Damien), but for THIS week, let's send it down to TONY THE CHIM for our opening contest....

Billy Kidman vs Crash
For those that have never seen it, let me point out that Crash has the coolest entrance. There isn't any special effects or anything, but the way the guy walks and enters the ring... it's just cool. Maybe not Chavo-like cool, but the way Crash climbs up each rope on the turnbuckle, and then climbs back down to enter the ring, it rules. Feel the power.... of extreme strangeness!

To the match now as we get some basics from both men at the start, leading into a staredown, as per every cruiserweight match-up. Both cruiserweights go at it again soon after, resulting in the Houdini of Hardcore striking his foe with a kick to the mid-section, while on commentary, Tazz mentions Crash's motto is safety first, due to his entrance. I guess that explains why he competed in about a zillion hardcore matches throughout his career. Or maybe this is the new and improved Crash... version 2! Well back to the match as Kidman ends up on the second turnbuckle, and fakes a reverse crossbody attempt. Crash goes down to try and avoid the potential move, but as he gets up, Kidman nails him with a flying back elbow. The former Cruiserweight Champion follows up with a flying head scissors take-over out of the corner, sending Crash to the outside. However, Kidman would lose his control on the outside, as he missed a baseball slide, allowing Crash to lift him up, and drop him back-first on to the barricade. As soon as the match continues back inside the ring, Crash receives a two count, and keeps up the offense right after. Proceeding a scoop slam for a worthless one count, Crash cinches in a modified surfboard. Kidman would elbow his way out, but ran right into a backbreaker on the follow-up for another near fall, giving Crash the advantage again. Holly now resorted to the rear chinlock, but breaks it moments later to apply a version of the camel clutch. While the hold is applied, Crash tries ramming the back of his adversary, but only ends up receiving a face-full of boot, giving Kidman a chance to come back in the match. He would do just that, trapping Crash in a small package, prior to following up with a clothesline and a dropkick. Kidman's current offense would end, as he misses a corner ram, allowing the former multi-time Hardcore Champion to perform a roll-up using the ropes for a near fall. Crash now sought to execute a slam at this point, but Kidman countered, and then put his opponent on the canvas with a sky-high for another two count. Kidman would then go for the tornado bulldog, which is actually Crash's old finishing move, but he would not be able to hit it. Crash countered, and then followed with a tornado bulldog of his own, showing him how it's really done. Oh the irony! On the pin after though, Crash only gets a count of two, and looks frustrated as he awaits for Kidman to get back up. When he does, he goes for a kick, only to have his adversary block it. Kidman now has a kick attempt of his own blocked, but this enables him to drill the fellow cruiserweight with an enzugiri. With this done, Kidman now brings Crash to the corner, where he goes up top, hoping to connect with the Shooting Star Press. Unfortunately for him, Crash manages to kick the top rope, which knocks Kidman off the top. From there, Crash then hits his finisher, which Loyd calls the Crash Landing, to pick up the upset win. BIG win for Crash, but as many people told me a few weeks ago when Crash used this move for the first time, it's actually AJ Styles' finisher, the Styles Clash. What a classy guy that Vince is. Since Styles refused to sign with WWE, Vince made one of his low-carders steal it and use it as their own finishing move. Pretty good match, by the way.
Winner: Crash

Loyd and Tazz intro a highlights package, featuring the Bischoff/Stephanie shenanigans from last week's Unforgiven, in which Bischoff received a Stinkface at the hands of Rikishi. Of course, Smackdown's GM outsmarts Bischoff again (Brand Loyalty!), although I do have to question her motives. Since she "dressed" Rikishi as a woman, then that means she knew Billy and Chuck were gonna lose, meaning she had no confidence whatsoever. Now I'm surprised Billy and Chuck aren't upset by this, but then again, it's just another one of the MANY cases in which wrestling makes no sense. Steph, I'm sure Billy and Chuck would forgive you anyway if you did this proposed trade I was thinking of: Any two Cruiserweights (Except Chavo) for Justin Credible and Steven Richards! What? I'd do anything to have my beloved Jakked Jobbers back.


Lugz Boot of the Week: Two weeks ago on Smackdown, Eddie Guerrero takes out Edge with a steel chair, continuing their on-going feud.

Marky Marc and Tazz show us the Edge/Eddie Guerrero match from Smackdown, which already becomes a candidate for match-of-the-year. Can't argue with that.


Shannon Moore vs Doug Basham
OH MY GOD!! IT'S THE RETURN OF A JAKKED JOBBER! For those that don't know, Doug Basham was one of the many Jakked Jobbers who competed on Jakked/Metal throughout its time, often teaming with BJ Payne, and losing every match. Although it may not be important to you, I consider this as HISTORY, because Doug Basham is the first former Jakked Jobber to actually be on Velocity! The appearance of Basham brings back some really good memories of the old days, and that actually brings a tear to my eye. Jakked/Metal will always be in my heart.

To the match now as I feel like I'm watching Essa Rios taking on Basham in a re-match from the days of Jakked/Metal. But no! It's Shannon Moore, who's equally as awesome as Essa was. So now we get a reversal of wrist locks at the start, before Basham misses a ram in the corner. This allows Shannon to get in a heel kick and a nice hurricanrana, all in that order, for a near fall. Basham would get in some offense of his own soon after, sending his opponent through the second rope and into the post. He follows up with drop toehold into the second rope for a near fall, and then keeps up the advantage with a corner squash. A pin later sees Basham get another two count, and the crowd actually starts a "You Suck" chant. Uh-oh, that's definitely not a good chant to get in your debut. Or maybe Basham is such a great heel that he's already generating as much heat as Lesnar and Angle get! This is awesome to see a former Jakked Jobber like Basham draw this much attention. Focusing on the action again, Basham works a modified headlock on Shannon, only to have it broken after some elbows. As Shannon tries to follow up though, Basham uses the hair to his advantage to pull his opponent back down on the canvas. The Essa Rios clone would stay in it though, as he manages to counter an attempted wheel-barrow slam into an ugly-looking bulldog. Punches would follow, as Shannon gains the upper hand with a reverse crossbody from the second rope for a two count, before nailing his foe with a spinning heel kick. After executing his modified swinging neckbreaker, Shannon gets another two count now, but loses control on the follow up, as Basham pulls off a move I've never see before, in which he clotheslines Shannon with his leg. "A leg line... by Basham," says Tazz. Good call. The former Jakked Jobber now puts his adversary on the top, where he nails him with an arsenal of punches to the back. That's the way to bash 'em, Basham! Ya know, I can't stop saying this guy's name. It sounds so cool, you gotta admit it. Anyway, as Basham heads up top while his opponent is still up there, he would pay for it. Shannon knocks him off with an elbow, enabling him to follow up with his corkscrew moonsault, which Marky Marc calls the "Halo," to pick up the win. Basham didn't look great or anything, but it was his debut, and he did seem a little nervous. I've heard great things from him out of OVW, so I'm sure he'll blossom in time.
Winner: Shannon Moore


Loyd and Tazz show us some more highlights from Smackdown, and thankfully, it's the Angle/Benoit/Mysterio match from Smackdown. Once again, a great match, and I think WWE is finally learning that by giving us good WRESTLING, which is all we want, they'll get good reviews and ratings in return.

Commercial (In the commercial for Confidential, did anyone notice that Rikishi says he passed away for.... THREE minutes. Maybe it has something to do with his relation to the Island Boys or something.)

JVC Blast of the Night: Last week at Unforgiven, Undertaker basically makes Lesnar look like a jobber, knocking him silly with a steel chair, before sending him through the Unforgiven set. Ya know, I'm glad they showed this because this proves me RIGHT! I've been saying for weeks how Undertaker has become nothing more than a lazyselfishno-talent, worker that is only in it, looking out for himself. And WHY, may I ask, do you people cheer him? So he can stink up the ring? So he can hold the more-deserving younger talent down? Is it because he "paid his dues"? And I said a few weeks ago that if the Undertaker did the RIGHT thing (Which is actually the normal thing everyone was expecting) by putting Lesnar over cleanly, I would actually praise him. But NOOO, Undertaker couldn't even do that! Hogan and Rock, two MUCH bigger legends than Taker is, did the job cleanly, but the Undertaker couldn't even do that?? People, PLEASE stop cheering the Undertaker because everytime I hear someone cheer for him, it's telling me that you DON'T CARE about wrestling. When you cheer him like you do, it makes Taker seem like a role-model, which he is obviously NOT. I'm sorry to say that the once-respected Undertaker has becoming nothing more than a selfish has-been, who will do whatever it takes to stay on top of the company. In my mind, that's just pathetic.

Loyd and Tazz go through some more highlights from Smackdown, this time showing Brock Lesnar's destruction of Funaki. Speaking of Funaki, let me just thank him for what he did. He competed on Jakked/Metal for YEARS, and to see him in the same ring as the Undisputed Champion (There's only one real title) was a complete honor. Funaki, for representing all the years of Jakked/Metal, and actually punching a main eventer like Brock Lesnar, I salute you! From Smackdown, we also see the Undertaker/Matt Hardy squash, which really had no business even taking place. Matt's a good young talent, but why squash him? Why put him down? ONCE AGAIN, the Undertaker puts down another fine young talent, and it's really a disgrace. Luckily, Lesnar cleans his clock out with the title belt, and get this, the Undertaker actually sells! Wow, no wonder the people were cheering him as he walked up the ramp.


Reverend D-Von vs John Cena
I think I need some type of medication or something. Why, you ask? No, not because I'm a little strange, but because I actually like D-Von's music. I'm not exactly sure why, but it just has that Velocity main-event feel to it. And THIS week on the MAIN EVENT of Velocity, he will be taking on John Cena, another emerging Velocity main-eventer, in a re-match from a contest these two had a few weeks ago on Smackdown. And in that very match, WWE stupidly had D-Von go over cleanly, so would we have the same result here?

To our main event now as after a clean break in the corner, both men head into the corner again on a tie-up. This time, however, D-Von attempts a cheap shot, but misses, and that allows Cena to take control with an array of arm drags and a hip toss. By the way, let me point out that Cena is wearing blue and yellow tights this week, NOT to be confused with the Rougeaus' old tights. Great, just the mention of the Fabulous Rougeaus puts the "All American Boys" theme in my head again. Wait, why am I complaining? I love that song! Concentrating on the match again, D-Von has just punched his way out of an arm bar, but falls victim to a crossbody for a two count shortly after from Cena. The rookie sensation would follow up with another arm drag, and then a roll-up for two. Unfortunately for him though, D-Von would eventually take control, as he manages to send Cena to the outside, and then knocks him off the apron with a hard right hand. Cena takes a pretty good bump to the outside, as Tazz compares it to the "Leaning Tower of Pizza." Of course, Marc Loyd would correct him there, which is actually an old routine Cole and Tazz did back on HeAT. Now those were the days when Cole was actually pretty good, and Tazz was at his best. But that's MTV: More Tazz Victims, and this is TNN: The National Network. Hmm... well Cena is back in the ring now, D-Von bashes him (Sorry, just can't stop thinking about Basham!) with punches, while the crowd erupts with a "D-Von Sucks" chant. Well at least the crowd isn't dead for this Velocity MAIN EVENT! Cena attempts a comeback at this point, nailing his foe with a clothesline for a quick one count, but D-Von storms back with a clothesline of his own, followed by some kicks for another near fall. At this point, I actually hear a small "Boring" chant, and I'm surprised WWE didn't edit that one out. Pretty funny actually, even though this is my show, and nothing is supposed to be boring. Entertain me, I say. Back to the match as D-Von sets up Cena by the corner, but misses a second rope elbow drop, and now Cena looks to come back into it. He would do just that, knocking down D-Von with several clotheslines. Shades of the Ultimate Warrior! Now where's Lord Alfred Hayes to ask, "Where is that reserved energy coming from??" Sorry, just couldn't resist mentioning my boy Lord Alfred. Cena would continue his current dominance with an old-school atomic drop, before executing a modified neckbreaker. The rookie now tries to follow up with the 10-punch count in the corner, but only reaches four, before D-Von thwarts the attempt. The counter allows him to hit his second rope neckbreaker for a close two count, and at this point, D-Von seeks to end it with Saving Grace. However, Cena flips through it and winds up on the apron. After ramming D-Von in the mid-section, Cena slingshots himself back in with a sunset flip, picking up the three count. After the match, D-Von transforms into sore-loser mode, attacking Cena from behind, and giving him Saving Grace, and then the top-rope headbutt for good measure. Throughout the whole thing, Marc Loyd says "Geez" and "Come on D-Von!" at least twice each, and that just makes me crack up. Don't worry Marky Marc, you still da' man.
Winner: John Cena

As usual, another great show this week, which was even better with the absence of Michael Cole. Kidman/Crash and Cena/D-Von were both solid, but I was expecting more out of Moore/Basham. I'm sure as his career goes on though, Basham will be more comfortable in a WWE ring, and then he can show us what he's really got.

With another 'five-star' report in the books, this is Matt Zylbert wishing you guys and gals a great week, and I'll see ya next week! Peeeaaace.

2002 - AAA and CMLL TV aired on Galavision.  Victor Martinez filed the following TV report:

AAA/EMLL Lucha Libre on Galavision
Sept. 28th, 2002

EMLL came in at 1hr/35mins, AAA came in at 1hr/25mins.


Los Capos are meeting somewhere saying they finally have Pierroth right where they want him. Alone. But they caution Mascara Ano 2000, Pierroth has many weapons and is quite ruthless. They pledge him their support should he need it. Mascara said he will destroy Pierroth and defend Mexico's dignity.

Pierroth vs Mascara Ano 2000

1 Fall only: All the Boricuas and the Capos begin fighting at the outset, but eventually they fight their way to the back, leaving Pierroth and Mascara. Pierroth takes off his belt and whips Ano with it. Ano takes it away and does the same to him. Ano uses a steel tray on Pierroth's head. Ano refuses to let up on the beating, pushing the ref. away twice. He gets DQ'd. Pierroth wins. Ano challenges Pierroth to hair vs hair match.

Highlight Moments: Sangre Azteca doing a twisting rock bottom on Alan Stone; Tigre Blanco doing a missile drop kick on Mephisto; LaFlecha doing a tope; Starman also doing a tope on Zumbido.

Shocker and Mascara Magica are talking in Shocker's office. Magica says they have to do something about the 3rd Guapo time is running out. Shocker says there's always plan B, Magica asks what's plan B? Shocker says instead of choosing one winner we chose 12. And then let the public decide who deserves to win it. Magica likes this idea.

For EMLL Tag Team Titles:Champs Rey Bucanero & Ultimo Guerrero vs. Shocker & Vampiro

1st Fall: Starts as a typical tag match, without the rudo beat down that seems common. Vampiro gave Rey a top rope suplex and Shocker splahes him, but Ultimo made the save. Ultimo and Rey gave Vampiro a double suplex and pin him. They try to do the same with Shocker but Shocker rolls through it and pins Rey, while Ultimo was celebrating. Shocker has Ultimo pinned but Rey interferes, turns them over, and holds Shocker down from outside for the pin.

2nd Fall: Vampiro does a top rope leg whip on Ultimo, then Shocker topes him. Vampiro gives Rey a suplex then a death valley driver then pins him.

3rd Fall: Everybody does a tope or a plancha. Ultimo monkey flipped Shocker over to top turn buckle to the floor. Vampiro does a chokeslam on Rey, but Rey kicked out. Then he tried the same move on Ultimo but Ultimo turned it into an armbar. Rey gets an armbar on the other side and they submit him. They do a double slam on Shocker then get a half boston crab on each of his legs and they submit him. Infernales retain their belts. Vampiro shook their hands.

Arkangel de la Muerte, Nitro, & Hooligan vs. El Volador, Tony Rivera, & Ricky Marvin

1st Fall: Very fast action. Ricky did a corkscrew plancha on Nitro. Volador pins Hooligan with a sunset flip. Tony pinned Arkangel with a 'Rana.

2nd Fall: Arkangel does a running Liger bomb on Tony. Then all 3 give him standing sentons and pin him. Hooligan gave Ricky a lionsault and pinned him.

3rd Fall: Not a bad match. Topes by the tecnicos. This ends when Ricky pinned Arkangel with a majistral.

That's the end of the new footage the rest of show was repeat footage already aired and already covered.

Reran the Trios Tournament- Semi-Final:

Black Tiger, Masada, Nozawa winning over Villanos 3, 4, & 5. Very good match.

Final- Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Black Warrior, & Hijo de Lizmark winning over Black Tiger, Masada, & Nozawa.

No teaser for next week, they simply went to commercial and never came back.


The show opens with Mascara Sagrada giving his condolenses for the death of Mascara Maligna (Luis Medina 1966-2002). Sagrada says he'll miss him very much, and rest in peace.

Dandy saying he'll beat Perro Aquayo Jr. just like he beat his father. And take his belt. Saying he has the experience to do it.

AAA National Light Heavyweight Champ Perro Aquayo Jr. vs El Dandy

1st Fall: Very slow match, with Dandy's second Hector Garza interferes every now and then. But Perro Jr. captures the fall by giving Dandy his double foot stomp and a pin.

2nd Fall: Hector interferes even more now, beating on Perro Jr. He then hits Perro with a steel chair, and Dandy pinned him.

3rd Fall: Hector accidently low blows Dandy, But ref. Tirantes believed it was Perro Jr. who did it. Perro got DQ'd. Dandy wins, and he is the new champion. After Perro says he was robbed and set up. And challenges Dandy to a hair vs hair.

In the News: Lady Apache gives a warning to Electroshock, "You will remember me, I'll be like your shadow."

Electroshock said he is not at all afraid of Lady Apache, and Zorro, Perro, and Dandy had better watch, because now he's on top and he means to stay there.

Mini Championship: from Tokyo, Japan. Korakuen Hall. Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro

1 Fall only. Octagoncito did a corkscrew plancha. Mini Abismo did a somersault tope. Octagoncito did a moonsault onto Mini Abismo in the front row. Finally Octagoncito pinned Mini Abismo with a nice move. Good match.

Latin Lover, LaParka Jr. & Mascara Sagrada vs. Leatherface, Hector Garza, & Bull Terry.

1st Fall: Rudos were in full control of this fall. Hector submits Latin to a boston crab.

2nd Fall: Very slow action. Latin submits Garza. And Sagrada and LaParka throw Leatherface on top of Bull Terry and pin them together.

3rd Fall: Leatherface brings in a sack full of thumb tacks and dumps them in the ring. He then tried to suplex Latin on the tacks but of course he can't. Latin superkicked him and he fell on the tacks and got pinned on them. Perro Jr. comes out and trips Hector, allowing Latin to pin him. Tecnicos win. As the show goes off the air, Leatherface goes and fires up his spark shooting chainsaw, and the tecnicos get chairs, and little showdown ensues.

And that was it for this week.

2003 - WWE's Smackdown brand ran Brandon, Manitoba with the following results:
-Chris Benoit defeated John Cena via submission by reversing an attempt at the FU into the Crippler Crossface; after the bout, Bradshaw made the save against Cena and Albert
-Jamie Noble pinned Nunzio with a roll up
-Orlando Jordan defeated Rhyno
-Bradshaw pinned Albert with the Clothesline from Hell
-Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore defeated Spanky & Paul London following the Twist of Fate
-WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. by spraying mist into the challenger's eyes and kicking him in the back of the head
-Shaniqua defeated Nidia & Dawn Marie in a handicap match by pinning both after powerbombing one opponent onto the other
-WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions (U.S. Champion) Eddie Guerrero & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Doug & Danny Basham when Eddie scored the pin with the frog splash
-WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar pinned Kurt Angle with the F5

2003 - WWE's Raw brand ran Peoria, IL with the following results:
-Lance Storm defeated Test; prior to the match, Steve Austin hit the Stunner on Test after being 'physically provoked'
-Rodney Mack & Mark Henry fought the Hurricane & Rosey to a no contest after Rosey had his leg caught in the ring ropes and the match was stopped due to the injury
-Rico defeated Tommy Dreamer
-WWE Intercontinental Champion Christian defeated Rob Van Dam; after the bout, RVD hit the Five Star Frog Splash on the champion
-WWE Raw Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz defeated Rene Dupree & Rob Conway in a tables match when Conway sustained a powerbomb through the table after Spike Dudley interfered
-Lita & Trish Stratus defeated Vicotira & Jackie; Val Venis was the guest referee
-Shane McMahon pinned Kane in a streetfight following the Van Terminator
-World Heavyweight Champion Bill Goldberg & Maven defeated Ric Flair & Randy Orton when Goldberg pinned Orton with the spear and Jackhammer

2004 - Bret Hart signed on to play a genie in a Toronto production of "Aladdin", which featured a wrestling ring and Hart using the Sharpshooter at one point.

2004 - WWE ran Wichita, Kansas with the following results for a Smackdown taping:
-The Dudley Boyz defeated Rico & Charlie Haas (with Jackie Gayda) at 5:34 when D-Von pinned Haas following the 3D after Jackie and Dawn Marie, who was doing guest commentary for the match, began fighting on the floor
-WWE U.S. Champion Booker T pinned Paul London in a non-title match at 2:12 with the scissors kick after London missed a 450 splash; late in the contest, Billy Kidman came out to watch the match; after the bout, Kidman cleared Booker from the ring with a chair before hitting London in the back with it
-Hardcore Holly defeated WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield via disqualification at 10:33 when the champion kicked a bloody Holly
-Nunzio (with Johnny Stamboli) pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley (with the Dudley Boyz) in a non-title match at 6:21 with a crucifix after the champion laid backwards across his opponent in a pin attempt
-Luther Reigns & Mark Jindrak defeated Eddie Guerrero & mystery partner Rob Van Dam at 15:24 when Jindrak pinned Guerrero after Reigns hit a reverse neckbreaker

2005 - As part of the company's return to NBC-Universal, WWE unveiled an exhibit at the NBC Universal Store in New York City featuring old memoribilia and licensed material.  The exhibit was displayed for about six months.

2005 - The Dallas Morning News ran an article on TNA's Dixie Carter with comments from TNA President Bob Carter discussing their family's purchase and backing of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

The article portrayed Dixie as the woman who saved TNA from extinction when Panda Energy bought the company, which is pretty much the truth. The article looked into Dixie's first meeting with Jeff Jarrett, with Carter claiming that Jarrett told her he was a wrestler and she realized he was legitimate when he made an appearance on the Letterman Show. I'm not sure if or when that actually happened.

The article also gave some financial background on The Carter's investment into TNA, noting that Dixie (who was handling TNA's Public Relations at the time) approached her father about investing in the company, pitching the wrestling industry as having "a Hertz without an Avis" and pointing out the money making potential.

It was noted that the Carters purchased the company from Healthsouth for just $250,000, partially because Healthsouth wanted TNA off their books. There was no mention of Jeff and Jerry Jarrett's ownership stake. The Carters began sinking $1 million a month into the company to keep it afloat. The Carters claimed that due to the Spike TV clearance, the company would finally break even next month, clearing the way for the family to begin to see some profit.

Brian Diamond, Spike TV's vice president of sports and specials, is quoted in the article saying that Dixie Carter "made a believer" out of the network, noting that they weren't looking for new wrestling programming when TNA approached them, but were blown away by the athletics and talent of TNA's wrestlers.

2006 - The Kingston Whig-Standard in Canada reported that Jason Maschke, a police officer and aspiring wrestler, was still hospitalized a week after a condition brought on by the physicality of his recent World Wrestling Entertainment tryout in Ottawa.

Maschhke was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, a condition that is brought on by overexerting one's body to the point that it breaks down its own muscle. That exertion releases proteins into the body and can can cause kidney failure.

Maschke and the doctor treating him told the newspaper that the WWE had aspiring wrestlers at the tryouts doing 300 deep knee bends, followed by running the steps of the arena where the tryout was held. However, if anyone failed or improperly did the knee bends, according Maschke, the process would start over. Although he collapsed during the run from pain in his legs, Maschke forced himself through the in-ring portion of the tryout, although he noted that he was unable to do moves he normally has no problem with, including leapfrogs.

After returning home and having recurring pain as well as learning his urine had turned "as dark as coca-cola", a doctor friend of Maschke's wife advised that he be taken immediately to the hospital, a decision that was said to have saved his life.

Maschke was diagnosed with breaking down his quadriceps, which led to rhabdomyolysis. He remains hospitalized on intravenous tubes, barely able to move his legs. Maschke is slated to be released from the hospital later this week, at which point he will begin rehabilitation on his legs. He is hopeful of returning to the police force within a month.

World Wrestling Entertainment did not provide comment for the article, although the article does not note whether the company was even contacted.

2006 - featured an article about JBL addressing recent internet rumors about his retirement. He said although those rumors were not completely false, they were filled with misleading and skewed information. He adds whoever in the company leaked out his plans about retirement is a "piece of s--- and should be fired".

2006 - Rikishi issued the following statement after being arrested: ""I am dealing with a private matter at this time that I am unable to discuss in detail, however, I am confident my name will be cleared in a court of law soon. Additionally, I will say, make sure to have all business affairs in order and up to date and do not trust anyone to handle for you, even if that person is your wife. I thank everyone for their continue support."

2007 - The Ocala Star Banner in Florida reported that a mixture of prescription drugs killed former WWF and WCW star Brian "Crush" Adams.  Dr. Leszek Chrostowski from the Hillsborough County medical examiner's office told the newspaper that he discovered "therapeutic levels" of  buprenorphine, an opiate-based painkiller that is used in the treatment of painkiller addiction, carisoprodol (muscle relaxer) and sedatives chlordiazepoxide and alprazolam.  Chrostowski believed that while the drugs alone wouldn't have harmed Adams, the mixture of narcotics slowed his respiratory system enough to kill him.

2008 - TNA ran Lakeland, FL.  Craig Herald filed the following results:

There were about 600 fans in the 10,000 seat venue:
*TNA champ Samoa Joe defeated Booker T. via tap out
*Christian Cage defeated Kip James.
*TNA Tag Team champs Beer Money w/Jacqueline defeated The Motor City Machine Guns
*TNA Knockout champ Taylor Wilde defeated Awesome Kong w/Traci Brooks as special ref
*AJ Styles defeated X-Division champ Sheik Abdul Bashi (Non-title).
*Petey Williams defeated Sonjay Dutt and Consequences Creed by pinning Creed.  So Cal Val was with Dutt.
Notes: Matt "SpiceBoy" Lloyd from the Bubba the Love Sponge show was there....They also did ticket giveaways in a local newspaper, and covered the market on cable, so they did a good job of promoting the show.

2009 -  Mike Follis, who worked security for Atlas Security for a number of promotions including the original ECW and of late, TNA passed away due to heart issues.  Follis was often-joked about as looking like Don West, to the point that we would regularly get questions in the PWInsider Q&A area about whether the two were related. I crossed paths with Mike about 100,000 times in the last decade and while he was a really tough guy if a fan crossed him, he was also a super nice guy and while it's cliche to say this, someone with a heart of gold.  

2009 - WWE broadcast Raw.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We are live from Albany, New York and your announcers are Jerry ‘Man vs. Food’ Lawler and Michael ‘Andrew Zimmern is more my speed’ Cole.

We start off with the VIP Lounge and Montel Vontavious Porter has his own co-host and it is Mark Henry. Porter brings out his special guest, tonight’s guest host . . .

Instead of Al Sharpton, Chris Jericho and Big Show come to the ring. Jericho tells Porter that it is a travesty to give Al Sharpton the introduction he got. He should be called the greatest Civil Rights leader. Jericho then mentions Sharpton’s radio show. Jericho says that Sharpton tells it like it is. Porter then talks about the things that Sharpton has done, including his education tour.

Al Sharpton comes to the ring. He appreciates the introduction and he says that he is excited to be here because he is going to help children getting a better education. Porter and Sharpton talk about reform and Porter mentions the tag titles. Porter says that since Al is the guest host, why not give him and Mark Henry a title match against Chris Jericho and Big Show. Jericho says that they are surrounded by hypocrites and parasites as well as people with no morals. He says that he does not care about what they think. Jericho says that they are already in the gauntlet match tonight, and Porter and Henry do not deserve another match. Jericho says that the fans do not deserve to be educated and they do not deserve the opportunity to be around Jericho’s greatness. Sharpton wants to know if the fans want to see a title match right now. Sharpton gives them their match and it will be next.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One: Chris Jericho and Big Show versus Mark Henry and Montel Vontavious Porter for the Unified Tag Titles

Jericho and Porter start things off and Jericho with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Porter with punches to Jericho but Jericho with a Northern Lights suplex and bridge. Jericho with a cover but Porter bridges and gets a back slide for a near fall. Porter with a double thrust and front face lock before tagging in Mark Henry and Henry with a double sledge to the back. Henry stands on Jericho’s chest followed by a head butt and biel. Jericho tags in Show. They lock up and Henry pushes Show into the ropes and then Henry smiles. Show with punches and then Show tries for a splash into the corner but Henry catches him and then hits a clothesline. Porter tags in and he punches Show. Porter with clotheslines but Show stays up. Porter with a facebuster but Show with a clothesline when Porter charges at him. Show with a punch to the midsection. Jericho tags in and he connects with a forearm and snap mare into a reverse chin lock. Porter with a punch and shoulder tackle followed by a clothesline. Both men are down. Porter gets a near fall and then Jericho stops Porter from making the tag. Jericho chokes Porter in the ropes and then Show is tagged in. Show with a side head lock and take down. Show with a slam to Porter and then he kicks Porter in the back. Jericho tags back in and he slaps Porter in the head but Porter with punches. Jericho with a back elbow and then he raises his fist in the air. Jericho tries for the Lionsault but Porter moves out of the way. Both men are down again. Henry tags in and he clotheslines Jericho and then he knocks Show off the apron. Henry with a head butt and then he presses Jericho over his head but Show catches Jericho on the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Jericho falls in the corner and Henry gets a near fall. Show makes the blind tag and Henry with a body block but Show with a spear and an elbow drop. Show with a splash for a near fall. Show with a head butt and then he kicks Henry. Jericho attacks Henry from behind and then Show with a clothesline for a near fall. Show works on the arm to prevent Henry from hitting his power slam. Henry punches Show but Show with head butts. Show with a DDT and he gets a near fall. Jericho tags in and he kicks Henry in the ribs. Jericho with an elbow to Porter and then he tries for a sleeper on Henry and Henry goes down to his knee. Henry gets back to his feet and he backs Jericho into the corner. Jericho with a drop toe hold to a charging Henry and Henry goes into the turnbuckles. Jericho with a kick to the midsection and ribs. Show tags back in and he punches Henry but they each hit clotheslines and both men are down. Porter and Jericho tag in and Porter with an overhead belly-to-belly throw and clotheslines followed by a punch. Porter with a big boot for a near fall. Porter with forearms. Porter with a flying clothesline and it is time for some Ballin’ and he hits the elbow but he can only get a two count. Porter tries for the Playmaker but Show hits Porter and the referee tells him to stop. Henry with a shoulder tackle that sends Show to the floor. Jericho with a drop kick that sends Henry to the floor. Porter with a rollup for a near fall. Porter with a DDT for another two count. Show punches Porter in the back and then Jericho with the Codebreaker for the three count.
Winners: Chris Jericho and Big Show

We go to commercial.

We are back and did you know that people love the WWE Universe.

Primo is in Al’s office and he says that Sharpton is a good role model. Hornswoggle runs in and grunts a lot. Chavo is there too and they run around Al’s desk. Chavo apologizes and he introduces himself and he introduces his tag team partner, Chris Masters. Santino comes in and makes a Geico joke. Santino says that Hornswoggle is his tag team partner tonight. Santino gets Al mixed up with Don King. Then he makes a Richard Roundtree reference.

Primo is back and Al says that he does not know what he got himself into.

It is time to take a look back at the reason why we have a gauntlet match tonight with John Cena.

Josh Mathews is in the interview area and he is happy to introduce Randy Orton. Josh asks Randy about his matches tonight after talking about the gauntlet. Randy says that Cena will not survive tonight. He says that he knows about Hell in a Cell and what it does to careers. Randy says that he will not be responsible for his actions. He says that Cena’s title reign and career will end when he wins the WWE Title.

Alicia Fox is walking in the back with Rosa Mendes and we go to commercial.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we see footage of Alicia Fox’s scissors kick to Mickie James.

Match Number Two: Mickie James versus Rosa Mendes with Alicia Fox

They lock up and Mickie with a side head lock takedown but Rosa with a head scissors. Mickie escapes and she hits an arm drag into an arm bar. Rosa with a knee but Mickie with a float over. Mickie with a drop kick followed by a kick to the midsection. Mickie sets for the DDT but Alicia distracts her. Mickie with a neck breaker for a near fall. Rosa throws Mickie to the mat followed by a kick to the back. Rosa with a near fall and then she goes to a rear chin lock. Rosa works on Mickie’s back. Rosa sends Mickie into the turnbuckles and then Rosa with shoulders to the back. Mickie with an elbow and kick followed by a forearm. Mickie with another elbow and then she hits a head scissors take down followed by a clothesline and shoulder tackle. Mickie with a Thesz Press and then she punches Rosa. Alicia gets on the apron and Rosa tries to take advantage but Mickie moves. Mickie with a roundhouse kick and the three count.
Winner: Mickie James

Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase are walking in the back and they each have shirts. We go to commercial.

We are back and we see the Hell in a Cell cage over the ring.

Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase come to the ring. They have microphones and they are going to talk. Ted says that they get it. Nobody expects them to win on Sunday. Nobody expects them to beat Degeneration X inside the cell because they should. Ted says that if you look at what they have done over the last few weeks to DX, they are ready for their biggest win while Degeneration X is ready for their greatest loss. Ted has a video package to show us what they have done to Shawn and Hunter.

Cody says that every single one of those moments are things that people did not expect them to do. He says that Shawn and Hunter are two of the greatest superstars. Raw has been their sandbox for a decade. Cody points out that Hunter is a thirteen time champion and a sure fire first ballot Hall of Famer. Cody says that Hunter can get his office job ready after Sunday. Cody says that he has been in the ring with the Showstopper and Shawn is the greatest ring performer to ever breathe. Cody reminds us about Shawn overcoming a broken back to return to the ring. Cody says that Sunday will be a tragic ending as they stand over the broken heap that was Shawn Michaels. DX will be locking with . . .

Shawn lets out a boring chant from the crowd.

Ted says that time is running out.

Then we see Shawn and Hunter in the crowd. Ted says that it is funny that DX is telling jokes. Ted tells them that they are not stupid. They see right through them. They know what Shawn and Hunter are doing.

Hunter asks if they think they are making fun of them because of some insecurity. Shawn tells Hunter to choose the proper words since it is family friendly. Hunter says they are like butts, more specifically the center part. Hunter makes reference to the Incredible Hulk and when the Hulk becomes his alter ego, Bob Barker. Shawn corrects Hunter. Hunter says that when they are goofing around, the monster stays at bay.

Cody says that Hunter can use whatever reasoning they like and they cannot wait. Shawn tells Cody not to cut Hunter off. Hunter says that unlike Bruce Banner, they like when the monster comes out. Hunter suggests why wait until Sunday. They come to the ring.

Cody and Ted leave the ring and go into the crowd as Hunter and Shawn enter the ring and want Cody and Ted to return. Shawn says that it is a shock that after all of the talk, they stand in the ring, ready to go but Cody and Ted run away. Hunter tells Ted and Cody to enjoy the distance because on Sunday a cell will lower around the four of them and there will be no running or hiding. Hunter says that they won’t be joking. Sunday will be pure hell.

We go to commercial.

We are back and did you know that more people in ‘the demographic’ watched Raw than Jay Leno.

We see footage of Swagger taking the title from Miz instead of beating Kofi to earn it.

Match Number Three: Jack Swagger versus Evan Bourne

Swagger with a waist lock take down and then he tries to send Bourne into the turnbuckles but Bourne with a kick. Swagger blocks a head scissors and hits a back breaker. Swagger works on the knee and has Bourne contorted in positions that most men cannot achieve. Bourne makes it to the ropes but Swagger kicks Bourne to the floor. Bourne with a kick and rollup for a near fall. Swagger with a kick but Bourne with a spinning heel kick. Bourne with a kick to Swagger and then he hits a clothesline for a near fall. Bourne avoids the Doctor Bomb and Bourne with a double knee from the turnbuckles for a two count. Bourne goes up top but Swagger gets up. Bourne with a head scissors take down but Swagger holds on and rolls through into a power bomb for the three count.
Winner: Jack Swagger

Swagger says that he has the talent and the gold, but on Sunday he will officially become the All American American United States Champion.

Swagger is interrupted by The Miz and he asks Jack if he is going to become the new United States Champion. Miz says that he has been the most successful draft choice and the one who turned the most heads. He says that he will be the next United States Champion. He says that everyone knows it. Miz tells Swagger to look at him and they start to fight.

Kofi comes to the ring and he steals his title back while Swagger and Miz brawl in the ring. Then Kofi’s music plays and they realize what happened.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Four: Santino Marella and Hornswoggle versus Chris Masters and Chavo Guerrero

Chavo and Santino start things off but Chavo wants Hornswoggle to start. Santino with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Santino raises the roof. Chavo with a kick and forearm to the back and Masters tags in. Masters kicks Santino and then he slams Santino. Masters with a kick and then Chavo tags back in and he kicks Santino. Chavo with a Latino uppercut to Santino and then he slams Santino’s head into the turnbuckles. Santino sends Chavo into the turnbuckles and then he punches Chavo. Santino with a split but he misses the blind tag and Masters puts Santino in the Master Lock. Santino tries to Santino Up but it does not work and Santino is out.
Winners: Chris Masters and Chavo Guerrero

After the match, Masters puts Hornswoggle in the Master Lock and Chavo punches Masters and leaves the ring.

The Gauntlet Three are in the locker room and they are talking strategy. We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time to see footage of the European tour for Smackdown and ECW as well as the Central American tour of Raw.

We are told that Ben Roethlisberger will be the guest host next week on Raw.

We see the Hell in a Cell and Jerry and Michael are in the ring. We run through the card for Hell in a Cell.

Jerry reintroduces Al Sharpton and he is in his office. He says that he has had fun . . . but he is interrupted by Jillian Hall. Jillian says that she might be a better singer than James Brown and she wants Al to be her tour manager. Jillian warbles for a minute or so and Jillian sends her away. The Bellas come in and since Al is the godson of James Brown, they want him to dance.

John Cena has his belt and it is Gauntlet Time. After this commercial.

We are back with a look at Community starring Joel McHale and Chevy Chase.

Match Number Five: The John Cena Gauntlet of Doom A Go-Go

Part One: John Cena versus Chris Jericho

They lock up and Cena with a side head lock take down and a near fall. Jericho with punches to Cena and then Cena backs Jericho into the corner. Cena with a break. Jericho charges and Cena with a drop toe hold. Jericho with a clothesline and then he kicks Cena followed by an elbow to the head. Jericho chokes Cena in the ropes and Jericho with a back elbow and Jericho gets a near fall. Jericho with a reverse chin lock. Cena gets Jericho on his shoulders but Jericho blocks it and punches Cena. Jericho slingshots Cena’s throat into the bottom rope. Jericho misses a charge and Cena with two flying shoulder blocks followed by the Vintage Blue Thunder Bomb and then it is five knuckle shuffle time. Jericho escapes the Attitude Adjustment and he puts Cena in the Walls of Jericho. Cena makes it to the ropes but Jericho does not release the hold and the referee disqualifies Jericho
Winner: John Cena by disqualification

Jericho refuses to release the hold despite the referee’s best efforts.

Part Two: John Cena versus Big Show

Show puts Cena in the corner and he punches Cena in the kidneys. Show with another punch to the kidneys and we go to commercial.

We are back and Show is still punching Cena in the back. Show with a shoulder to the back and then Show grabs the ring post for more pressure. Show with a bear hug. Cena powers out of the hold but Show with a knee. Show signals that it is over as he gets ready for a choke slam but Cena counters with a DDT. Cena gets Show up for the Attitude Adjustment but Jericho breaks up the hold and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: John Cena by disqualification

Cena is put in the Colossal Clutch before it is time for . . .

Part Three: Randy Orton with methodical walk of the viper versus John Cena

Orton walks up to Cena and gets in his face but Cena points up at the Cell and it is time for Cage Lowering Music. Cena takes Orton down and Cena with a waist lock as Orton tries to get out of the cage area. Orton cannot get out of the cage in time so he is trapped (unless he raises his hand to get the cage raised). Cena sees the cage door and he gives Orton an opportunity to escape. Cena stops Orton on his escape attempt. Cena punches Orton and Orton is out of the cage. Orton escapes Attitude Adjustment and the Viper and SuperCena climb the cage as if they are Spiderman. They are on top of the Cell and Orton and Cena exchange punches. Cena hits Attitude Adjustment and then we go to credits.

2010 - World Wrestling Entertainment has signed "The Bashing Bulgarian" Miroslav from the Knokx Pro wrestling school in California to a developmental deal. Miroslav is legitimately from Bulgaria and was trained by Gangrel, Rikishi and several others.

2010 - Kurt Angle announced this evening on his twitter account that he and TNA had come to terms on a new one year deal. Angle quipped, "I am there for a while! Unless I lose at BFG. Then I will retire."

2010 - Florida Championship Wreslting have changed their October live events from 'The Halloween Havoc Tour' to 'The October Fisticuss Tour', destroying any plans to resurrect the old WCW mainstay from the grave.

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

We start off with a look back at last week’s NXT with the musical chairs competition. Then we see the Talk the Talk Challenge.

We are live on tape from Bloomington, Illinois and your announcers are Josh ‘Next week I will be a Cylon’ Mathews and Michael ‘Cole Heat is replacing X Pac Heat’ Cole. Your host is Matt ‘Is that a Cosby sweater’ Striker.

Matt Striker brings out the Divas who join the pros on the stage.

Matt tells us that the voting starts tomorrow at noon on

Matt says that being a diva means having athleticism and poise. This week’s challenge is a wheelbarrow challenge. They need to go around the ring once and the Diva with the fastest time wins.

Maxine goes first, but before she gets to use the wheelbarrow, Matt says that they need to add a challenge. They need to put something big and heavy in the wheelbarrow. Hornswoggle comes out and he will be riding in the wheelbarrow and he has his helmet. Matt warns the rookies that if Hornswoggle falls out of the wheelbarrow, they are disqualified.

Maxine’s time is 14.7 seconds and then Hornswoggle falls out of the wheelbarrow after the line was crossed. Hornswoggle responds to Maxine’s comments by biting her in the rear end. Naomi is next and her time is 15.2 seconds. Jamie is the third competitor and her time is 14.4 seconds. Kaitlyn is next and she tries to ride with Hornswoggle but Matt corrects her. Her time is 12.0 seconds. AJ is the penultimate participant and her time is 17.7 seconds. AJ gives Hornswoggle a hug and Hornswoggle gets a little too happy with the hugging. Aksana is the final participant and her time is 13.9 seconds.

Our winner is Kaitlyn. She gets on Hornswoggle’s shoulders to celebrate and then Kaitlyn hugs Vickie as we go to commercial.

We are back with This Week in WWE History: We go to September 1997 when we saw the Three Faces of Foley and Cactus Jack returned to face Hunter Hearst Helmsley. This was also the night that Steve Austin gave Vince McMahon a Stunner.

Michael says that he is waiting for NXT Season 3 to be on Classics on Demand.

We go to a video package for AJ. She says that her style is different. She says that she represents the nerds. She says that she didn’t mind staying at home on Saturday nights playing video games. She says that she did not have a lot growing up. She says that they didn’t have a lot but they had each other. AJ says that she always dreamed of being a Diva. She says that she remembered waiting in line for tickets for Wrestlemania in Madison Square Garden. She told her dad that she was going to be in that ring. She says that she is stronger than the other girls and they are not going to get rid of her.

Diss the Diva is coming. We go to commercial.

We are back and Did you Know that WWE provides their shows to the military all over the world.

We go to the Raw Rebound and the end of Chris Jericho?

We are finally back and it is time for Josh and Michael to talk about Hell in a Cell. They tell us that the show will be on next week at 10:00 PM. We will see the first elimination next week.

It is time to take a look at Kaitlyn. She is from Houston and she says that she played soccer for 13 years. She was in fitness and figure competitions. She finished in the top five in the Arnold Competition. The other rookies cannot do the robot. She wants to be the one who people can laugh with and will push the envelope. She wants people not to be afraid to express themselves. She says that she looks up to Beth Phoenix. Being the next WWE Diva is a huge honor because they are positive role models. Kaitlyn says that she has a lot to learn but she is willing to learn to get to the next level.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time to see what happened at the end of Smackdown when Undertaker upped the ante for their match at Hell in a Cell on Sunday.

We go to more commercials, but Diss the Diva is next.

We are back and Matt reminds the rookies that voting starts tomorrow so this could be their last time in the ring.

They will have a chance to tell the other Divas why they have what it takes to be the next breakout star.

Aksana goes first and she thank Matt. She tell everyone to look at her. She blows kisses to the crowd. She say she go to gym every day, does five hundred sit ups, five hundred crunches and then run ten miles. She say she take care of her body. Aksana say that the others eat pancakes. She ask who is Arnold Classic winner. Aksana says she is. She says the other rookie wanna be just like Aksana.

AJ is next and she says that she isn’t going to put the other girls down. She says that she belongs her more than the others. She says that it is time to redefine Diva. You don’t need high heels. They can like video games and comic books. She says that she is a Diva who loves the business. She says that it is about time that the WWE picks AJ.

Kaitlyn is next and she says that before she disses any Diva, she wants to do an impression and she sticks out her butt and Naomi attacks her. She says that even though she fell flat on her butt, she will win Season Three.

Jamie is next. She says that she could talk about how this one is dressed like she is in a circus . . . ON A TRAPEEZE. She can talk about this one who looks and acts like a ten year old on Christmas morning. Jamie says that she knows that she is the best and will win.

Matt reminds the rookies about the concept of the challenge.

Naomi is next and she says that she doesn’t want to diss because her mama told her that if you don’t have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything. If this is about wrestling and entertainment, she has all of them beat. She knows it, the WWE Universe knows it, and so do the other rookies. Naomi says that Kaitlyn was talking about her in a confessional but we know that the only reason why Kaitlyn won was because Naomi messed up. She says that Vickie almost had a better time than Kaitlyn did. She says that Kaitlyn is too cocky and too arrogant. She tells Kaitlyn to say it to her face next time.

Maxine is the final rookie to diss and she says that she is sick and tired of the typical Diva. They are all the same. So overly perky and nice. They smile when they lose. She asks everyone what can you do with a nice girl? Take her home to mom and bake cookies. She says that is so boring. She says that nice girls can’t get things done in a man’s world.

It is time for the voting and the winner of the challenge is AJ.

AJ celebrates by hugging and kissing Matt.

Vickie Guerrero rises from her chair and walks to the ring and gives a few ‘Excuse Mes’. Vickie tells Kaitlyn that week after week she tries so hard to make her into a reflection of her. Vickie says that she is a success. She wants the WWE Universe to feel her pain with what she has to deal with.

Kaitlyn says that she has tried her hardest and all Vickie has done is bring her down. The first elimination is around the corner so she might not have another opportunity to do this. She challenges Vickie to a match.

Vickie asks Kaitlyn if she knows who she is dealing with. Vickie accepts and she says that she will show everyone that she is the pro and that Kaitlyn is nothing. Vickie slaps Kaitlyn and Kaitlyn pushes Vickie down. They fight on the mat until Matt separates them.

We go to the internet.

2012 - WWE broadcast Smackdown.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We begin this week’s show with a look at the trials and tribulations of Daniel Bryan and Kane as they declared they was the Tag Team Champions and cost each other singles matches. (Never mind the fact that they were on the same page when they went chair crazy at the end of the show)

We are live on tape from Buffalo, New York and your announcers are Michael ‘Probation is over’ Cole and Josh ‘Glad I am not in a tag team’ Mathews.

Big Show makes his way to the ring and he has something to say even though he is ready to wrestle. We see footage from Big Show’s return on Monday evening when he took care of Brodus Clay and Tensai.

Show says that the most dominant and destructive force in WWE history is back and he wants the World Championship. His last title reign lasted forty-five seconds. Show asks everyone if they know what that does to the psyche of someone like him. Then he watched the guy who took his title go to the main event of Wrestlemania and lose it to Sheamus in eighteen seconds.

That was a turning point in his career. Show was not in the main event of Wrestlemania, he was not the World Champion, and he was in a match where he was made subject to ridicule. No one will make fun of him when he becomes the World Champion again.

He knows that those are lofty goals, but he is the one man on the roster who can defeat the current World Champion. He says that he will . . .

We will never find out how Big Show will beat Sheamus because Randy Orton makes his way to the ring.

Randy tells Show that he finds it funny that Big Show is talking about how he will take out Sheamus when he hasn’t even faced the most sadistic person on Smackdown. Randy says that their match is for the Number One Contender spot and the winner faces Sheamus at Hell in a Cell. Orton reminds Show that he is a nine time World Champion and if Show thinks that he will stand between him and his chance at number ten, Show will not be standing much longer.

Show tells Randy that it looks like someone will get bit by an RKO or hit with a KO.

They stare down each other . . .

Until Alberto Del Rio’s music plays and he emerges from the back with Ricardo Rodriguez. Alberto says that you cannot toss Del Rio just like that. Booker T cheated him when he reinstated the Brogue Kick at Night of Champions. Alberto says that he is better than both of them together.

Del Rio says that both of you dogs go to the back of the line. Del Rio enters the ring and Orton with an RKO. Orton stares down Show before leaving the ring and he goes to the back.

We are told that Sheamus will be the guest on MizTV and we go to commercial.

Match Number One: Santino Marella versus Antonio Cesaro for the United States Championship

They lock up and Cesaro with a kick to the midsection followed by a punch. Cesaro with an Irish whip and Santino floats over and he does a split but Cesaro blocks the hip toss and hits a clothesline to send Santino to the mat. Cesaro with punches and forearms in the corner. Cesaro with a suplex and he floats over for a near fall.

Cesaro leaps onto Santino’s chest. Cesaro with a cravate on Santino and Santino gets to his feet. Santino with a Saito suplex to get out of the hold. Santino with punches and chops followed by a slam. Santino pulls out the Cobra but Cesaro with a punch he tries for the dead lift side salto but Santino with a sunset flip to counter and he gets a near fall.

Santino loses the cobra and he looks for it. That allows Cesaro to recover and he connects with a European uppercut. Cesaro hits the dead lift side salto this time and he gets a near fall. Cesaro taunts Santino but Santino with a savate kick and he gets a near fall.

Cesaro rolls to the apron and he connects with a shoulder to Santino. Cesaro goes up top but Santino with a punch to stop him. Santino tries for a superplex but Cesaro blocks it and they exchange forearms. Cesaro tries for the Gotch Style Neutralizer from the turnbuckles but Santino with a back body drop.

Santino misses a diving head butt from the turnbuckles and Cesaro hits the Gotch Style Neutralizer for the three count.

Winner: Antonio Cesaro

We are back and it is time to see how Dr. Shelby tried to get Daniel Bryan and Kane to work together in a diner.

Match Number Two: Beth Phoenix versus Natalya


Beth and Natalya shake hands before locking up. They lock up and Beth works on the wrist. Natalya rolls through and reverses the hold. Beth with a head scissors but Natalya escapes. Beth with a drop toe hold into a front face lock. Natalya with a hammer lock but Beth with a reversal and arm drag into an arm bar.

Natalya with a reversal but Beth backs Natalya into the turnbuckles. Beth with a clean break but she takes Natalya down with a side head lock. Natalya with elbows to escape. Beth catches Natalya but Natalya escapes the hold. Beth has something to say to Natalya and Natalya slaps Beth in the face.

Beth with a double leg take down and she punches Natalya. Natalya gets to the ropes and the referee pulls Beth off Natalya. Beth with a side Russian leg sweep and then she goes to the turnbuckles and tries for a missile drop kick but Natalya blocks it and Natalya applies a Sharpshooter.

Beth shows her strength as she crawls towards the ropes but Natalya pulls Beth into the center of the ring. Beth gets to the ropes and Natalya has to release the hold. Beth tries for an O’Connor Roll but Natalya rolls through. Natalya tries for a wheelbarrow move but Beth counters with a Glam Slam. Natalya kicks out at two and Beth cannot believe what happened.

Natalya sends Beth into the turnbuckles but Beth with a kick to Natalya’s ahead. Beth tries for a victory roll but Natalya drops down and gets a near fall. Beth rolls through and gets the three count.

Winner: Beth Phoenix

After the match, Eve Torres comes out and she tells Beth that she wants to apologize for acting in the heat of the moment on Monday. Eve says that until we know exactly who attacked Kaitlyn, we need to act rationally. We only know that the assailant was blonde. Until the investigation is completed, Beth will be indefinitely suspended.

Beth points out that Natalya is blonde too and Natalya yells at Beth for trying to blame her for this.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Teddy Long is with Booker T in Booker’s office. Teddy tells Booker that he likes Booker’s plan about the tag team division because things are heating up. Booker says that we need to determine the number one contender for the Tag Team Titles. Booker says that he is proposing an eight man, single elimination Tag Team Tournament. The winners will face Kane and Daniel Bryan at Hell in a Cell.

Beth Phoenix enters the office without knocking and she wants to know if Booker saw what just happened and then she wants to know why she is being indefinitely suspended. Booker has no idea what Beth is talking about and Beth wants to know if Eve has the authority to suspend people.

Eve enters the office and she says that she does have the authority to suspend people because she is the assistant to the General Manager. Booker says that she does not and he is the General Manager. Booker reverses the decision and Beth is reinstated.

Eve apologizes for the miscommunication and she apologizes to Beth. Beth leaves and Eve tells Booker that she was doing what she thought Booker wanted her to do.

Booker has no idea what Eve is talking about.

Eve says that she was doing what Booker’s senior advisor was saying. Eve says that she should have gone with her instincts instead. She says that Teddy is jealous of Booker and he wants his job back as General Manager and is trying to make Booker look bad as the General Manager.

Teddy wants to know if Booker is buying what Eve is saying and Booker is not sure what to think and he wants some time to be alone.

It is time for the Raw Rebound.

Miz is getting ready in the back for the Smackdown debut of MizTV and we go to commercial.

Match Number Three: Zack Ryder versus Wade Barrett

They lock up and Barrett with knees to the midsection and a shoulder tackle. Barrett with a back heel kick to the midsection followed by a pump handle slam for a near fall. Barrett with punches to the midsection and head in the corner. Barrett with a slingshot back breaker for a near fall.

Barrett with a knee to the back and he applies a surfboard to Ryder. Ryder gets to his feet but Barrett with a knee. Ryder sends Barrett face first into the mat and then he connects with knees when Barrett charges into the corner. Ryder with a missile drop kick followed by a running forearm into the corner. Ryder calls out for the Broski Boot and Barrett goes to the floor.

Ryder with a running boot to the head while Barrett is on the floor. Ryder sends Barrett back into the ring and he goes off the ropes but Barrett recovers and he clotheslines Ryder over the top rope to the floor. Barrett rolls Ryder back in.

Barrett sets for the Souvenir and he connects and gets the three count.

Winner: Wade Barrett

In case you missed it on Monday, we see the second Kane and Daniel Bryan in a diner segment . . . When Danny Met Kane.

Sheamus is walking in the back and we go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for MizTV.

Miz welcomes everyone to the Smackdown premiere of MizTV. This show is unlike any other show. It is extraordinary, it is revolutionary . . .

It is interrupted by Sheamus’ music. Sheamus throws the chair to the floor and Miz is not happy with Sheamus before the interview starts.

Miz asks Sheamus if he has any idea how expensive.

Sheamus interrupts and he says that he didn’t want to wait for his introduction because he thought that Miz would forget because of his memory loss after last week when Ryback kicked Miz’ arse. He says that this is a great start to MizTV. Last week he really raised the bar. Sheamus wants to know how Miz is going to top it. Sheamus says that he will top it by having the World Champion on his show. Sheamus asks Miz to be honest and he asks how it feels to have Sheamus on.

Sheamus says that Miz is lucky to have a show because he is bleeding useless in the ring. All he can hope for is being the host of a crappy C-List talk show. He says that Miz should wait until the end of the show so they don’t have to listen to Miz talk about himself for an hour and a half.

Miz says the last time he checked, he was the Intercontinental Champion. If the people want to see him excel at his finest, you will have to pay. You have to pay to see him in his movies. You have to pay to see him in a book. Miz says that you can pay to hear his radio show on Sirius/XM. You could pay to see him excel in the ring. He defeated three men while blindfolded to retain the Intercontinental Title at Night of Champions. The people paid their money to see him tonight on MizTV.

Sheamus says that nobody wants to pay to see Miz.

Miz says that he cannot believe that Sheamus is not serious. There is a main event to see who faces Sheamus for his title. Miz wants to know why Sheamus is not the least bit worried about having to face Big Show or Randy Orton. He says that Sheamus will be slaughtered by an RKO or his face will be rearranged by a WMD. Now who will have the memory loss?

Sheamus says that he did not win the World Title at Wrestlemania to sit back and drink a few pints. He calls Miz a Hollywood Wannabe. Sheamus says that nobody takes this championship more seriously than him. He knows that one small mistake and all of this goes away. Sheamus says that he likes to have fun and joke around, but he takes this seriously. This is a privilege and an honor. It is one of the greatest achievements of his life.

If Randy Orton wins, he says that it is an honor to face him. Sheamus says that he has never faced the Big Show so that will be another thing to take off his bucket list.

If Miz is going to question his integrity, he knows what the people paid to see and he is more than happy to give it to them.

Vickie Guerrero interrupts the show and she is joined by Dolph Ziggler and his briefcase.

Vickie does not understand why Sheamus is so concerned about Big Show and Randy Orton because the man that he needs to worry about at Hell in a Cell. . .

Dolph takes the mic and he says that it does not matter who Sheamus faces at Hell in a Cell, he will be a broken, obliterated, drooling mess. Then the briefcase is all that matters. Tonight’s main event, just like Sheamus’ championship reign, is irrelevant. When Hell in a Cell comes to a close, he guarantees that he will be the World Heavyweight Champion.

Miz likes what Dolph is saying.

Sheamus says that he does not know what kind of shape he will be in after his match at Hell in a Cell. If Dolph feels like cashing in his briefcase, Dolph may get lucky.

Dolph and Sheamus drop their mics and Sheamus pushes Miz out of his chair. Sheamus goes after Ziggler and Miz joins in and makes it a two on one attack. Miz is sent over a couch and Dolph attacks Sheamus. Sheamus sends Miz over the top rope to the floor and then he back body drops Dolph onto Miz on the floor.

We see the brackets for the Tag Team Tournament.

The first round matches are The Usos versus the Rhodes Scholars; Santino Marella and Zack Ryder versus Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel; Kofi Kingston and R Truth versus The Prime Time Players; and Epico and Primo versus Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio

We take a look back at Michael Cole’s interview with Jerry Lawler from Raw.

Match Number Four: The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso) versus The Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow) in a First Round Tag Team Tournament Match

Sandow and Jimmy start things off and Sandow tries for a kick but Jimmy blocks it and gets a near fall with a rollup. Jimmy with punches and chops followed by an Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Sandow. Sandow with kicks to Jimmy and then he connects with an elbow and gets a near fall.

Jimmy with a Samoan drop to Sandow and Rhodes and Jey tag in. Jey with a few forearms followed by a savate kick and uppercut. Jey with a corkscrew forearm followed by the running butt splash into the corner and he gets a near fall. Sandow breaks up the cover but goes to the floor. Jey with a savate kick and Jimmy is tagged in. Sandow pulls Jey from the ring and then Rhodes gets his knees up on a Superfly splash and Rhodes hits Cross Rhodes for the three count.

Winners: Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow

They advance to face the winner of Santino Marella and Zack Ryder versus Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel Match.

Damien Sandow does the Magna Cum Laude Cartwheel.

It is time for the final segment from Dr. Shelby in a Diner from Monday when Daniel Bryan didn’t throw up in front of Dr. Shelby, he threw up on Dr. Shelby.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Five: Tensai versus Ryback

They lock up and Tesnai tries to back Ryback into the corner but Ryback is the one who sends Tensai into the corner. Tensai with punches and head butts while the referee tries to separate them. Tensai with a splash into the corner followed by forearms.

Ryback blocks a forearm and then he hits a belly-to-belly suplex. Ryback signals for the lariat and he winds up but Tensai blocks it and hits the Baldo Bomb but can only get a near fall. Tensai with forearms and a slap but Ryback with a clothesline. Ryback says that it is over and then he gets Tensai up for the marching muscle buster and Ryback gets the three count.

Winner: Ryback

Randy Orton walks in the back as we go to commercial, but before we get to the commercial, Alberto Del Rio assaults Orton in the back and he pushes a case against Orton. Orton holds his wrist as we go to commercial.

We are back and we see footage of Alberto Del Rio’s attack on Randy Orton with a focus on the left arm.

Randy Orton’s music plays and Alberto Del Rio comes out to the stage. Alberto says that it looks like Randy Orton will not be able to compete tonight. The people will be happy to know that the one who will be taking Randy’s place is none other than him . . . Alberto Del Rio.

Randy Orton attacks Del Rio from behind and he sends Del Rio into the giant W on the stage. Orton holds his ribs and he gingerly makes his way to the ring.

Match Number Seven: Big Show versus Randy Orton in a Number One Contender Match

Orton tries to stay close to the ropes while Show misses a punch and Orton gets out of the way. Show asks Orton about his ribs. Show backs Orton into the corner and he sets for the chop but Orton with punches. Show with a head butt and Orton goes to the mat. Orton struggles to get back to his feet and Show tries for the Shhhh chop but Orton with a punch.

Show with another head butt to send Orton to the mat. Show with a claw on the ribs and then Show yells at the referee. Show tells Orton he shouldn’t have come out. Show with a punch to the ribs and then he says this is the reason why he is the only one who can be World Champion.

Show stands on the midsection and Orton grimaces as he struggles to breathe. Show returns to the stomach claw. Orton struggles to get back to his feet and Show with a head butt and inverted face lock into an elbow drop for a near fall.

Orton rolls to the floor and Show follows after him. Orton with kicks to the midsection but Show with a punch to the ribs. Show hot shots Orton’s ribs on the ringside barrier and we go to commercial.

We are back and Orton is trying to get back to his feet in the corner. Show with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Orton. Orton with punches but Show grabs Orton by the throat. Orton counters the choke slam with a DDT and both men are down. Orton crawls and gets a near fall but Show with a powerful kick out.

Orton with the Garvin Stomp to Show followed by a knee drop to the head. Show with punches to the ribs and he backs Orton into the corner. Show with more punches and he tells Orton he wants him to quit. Orton pushes Show away but Show with more punches. Show returns to the stomach claw.

Show walks across Orton’s chest. Show with another punch to the ribs and Orton rolls to the floor. Show wants to send Orton into the ring post but Orton gets to his feet and he sends Show into the ring post. Orton rolls into the ring and Show takes his time getting into the ring. Orton with a boot to Show on the apron and Orton tries for a super IEDDT but Show is able to fight him off and he drops Orton’s arm and ribs across the top rope.

Show signals for the choke slam and he picks Orton up but Ortron with an RKO for a near fall. Orton gets to his feet first and then he backs up and it is time to go from thirty-five but Show is able to get up and he grabs Orton by the throat and he hits a choke slam but Orton kicks out at two.

Show with a second choke slam but this was more devastating and he gets the three count.

Winner: Big Show

After the match, Show returns to the ring and he sets for the knockout punch. Orton turns around and Show connects to the jaw and Orton falls to the mat.

Show takes the mic and he tells Sheamus that he will see him at Hell in a Cell.

2013 - Ring of Honor ran Hopkins, MN.  Brian Kovac filed the following results:

*ROH champion Adam Cole cut a promo for the crowd and Jay Briscoe cut a promo saying when he is healed he will become ROH champion again and said he would wrestle right now if a Doctor would clear him.

*Monster Mafia lost to RedDragon in a decent opening match.

*Silas Young lost to Mark Briscoe in a decent match. Young attacked Briscoe before the bell.

*Michael Elgin and Jay Lethal beat Adrenaline Rush. Great match. Lethal looked legit hurt during the match as he spent a lot of time on the floor.

*Mark Briscoe won the Honor Rumble. Delirious made a surprise return and was eliminated as soon as he got in. Jay Lethal was number 1 so I thought him being injured would be a set up to win the Rumble since he was one of the final four along with Matt Taven, Bobby Fish and Briscoe.

Eddie Edwards lost to Michael Bennett via piledriver, good match.

Kevin Steen beat Jimmy Jacobs in a short match with a package piledriver. I was kind of bummed it was short. Afterward, Maria came out and taunted Steen and Michael Benett came out and piledrove Steen. Looks like a battle of the piledrivers soon.

ROH TV champ Matt Taven beat Roderick Strong and Davey Richards when Taven pinned Richards, thanks to interference by both the Hoopla Hotties. Good match.

*ROH champion Adam Cole pinned Mark Briscoe in the main event. Before the match, Cole addressed the crowd and said he was going to do three things. He super kicked Mark. Jay Briscoe came to the aid of his brother and if was a back and forth match. Cole won with a superkick and the suplex he used to beat Elgin for the belt last week. Jay Briscoe came back and fought in the crowd with Adam Cole. Michael Elgin came in in the ring and grabbed the belt that was left behind, then told the fans he will be champion.

The crowd looked to be about 300 to 350. They announced a return for Saturday night 7/12 with tickets going on sale next week.

Overall, it was a fun show with some good story development. Nothing blowaway, but a night of solid wrestling and a good crowd of all ages.

2013 - Ring of Honor broadcast ROH TV on Sinclair stations.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We are one step closer to determining the next Ring of Honor World Champion. This week, we take a look at the two semifinal matches. Who will advance?

We are in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and your announcers are Kevin ‘Pat’s’ Kelly and Nigel ‘Geno’s’ McGuinness.

Before the opening match, we take a look at comments from Adam Cole as well as a look at how Adam Cole and Tommaso Ciampa got to the semifinals.

Match Number One: Tommaso Ciampa versus Adam Cole in a Semifinal Match in the Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Title Tournament

We have the Code of Honor followed and then the bell rings and Ciampa with a knee to Cole followed by kicks in the corner. The referee pulls Ciampa off Cole and then he pulls down the knee pad. Cole with a bicycle kick and he tries for the Florida Key but Ciampa with an elbow. Cole sends Ciampa to the apron.

Ciampa with a forearm but Cole with an enzuigiri that sends Ciampa to the floor. Cole with a suicide dive onto Ciampa. Ciampa runs Cole into the guardrails and Ciampa sits Cole in a chair at the corner of the guardrails. Ciampa with a running knee to Cole’s head. Ciampa sits him in a second corner. Ciampa with another running knee to the head.

Ciampa goes for a third one but Cole recovers and tries for a super kick. Ciampa blocks and Ciampa sends Cole into the guardrails with a power bomb and then he hits a running knee to the head.

Ciampa returns to the ring to stop any count, assuming one was going on. Ciampa returns to the floor. Ciampa pulls up the mats at ringside and he pulls Cole from the ring back to the floor. Ciampa sets for a suplex on the floor but Cole blocks it. Cole tries for Florida Key on the floor and Ciampa with a twisting suplex on the floor.

Ciampa sends Cole back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Ciampa punches Cole but Cole with a drop kick to the injured knee followed by a Shining Wizard for a near fall. Cole tries to get Ciampa on his shoulders but Ciampa with elbows to stop him. Cole with a Death Valley Neck Breaker for a near fall.

Cole tries for a suplex but Ciampa drops down to block it. Cole sends Ciampa to the apron and Ciampa and Cole exchange forearms. Ciampa with a knee to the head and it staggers Cole. Ciampa thinks about suplexing Cole to the floor. Cole blocks it and he kicks Ciampa in the ribs. Cole goes from the ring to the floor and he DDTs Ciampa on the apron.

Cole picks up Ciampa and rolls him back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Cole tries for the Florida Key but Ciampa blocks it and he powers out of it and he hits a snap mare and knee to the head. Ciampa with a burning hammer for a near fall. Ciampa runs into an elbow but Ciampa with a forearm.

Ciampa with the running knee to the head. Ciampa goes for a second one and he connects. Ciampa with a third knee and the referee checks on Cole. Ciampa goes to the turnbuckles for a Super Air Raid Crash and he connects but Cole kicks out at two.

Ciampa checks on his surgically repaired knee before going up top for a superplex or a super Project Ciampa. Cole stops Ciampa and Cole tries for a sunset flip power bomb but Ciampa blocks it. Cole gets to his feet and he super kicks Ciampa’s injured knee.

Cole wrings the leg into the ring post a few times. Cole with a figure four leg lock around the ring post. The referee counts and Cole releases the hold. Cole with a super kick to the knee and then he tries for the figure four leg lock but Ciampa with an inside cradle for a near fall. Cole with a figure four leg lock. Ciampa tries to figure out how to escape the hold and Ciampa is able to reverse it and Cole gets to the feet and the hold is released.

Cole with a forearm and Ciampa returns fire. They go back and forth with forearms. Ciampa with control and Cole with a kick to the knee and a knee to the head for a near fall. Cole with a boot to the chest. Cole with another boot to the chest. Ciampa blocks a third attempt and he tries for Project Ciampa but Cole gets back to his feet.

Cole with two bicycle kicks. Ciampa with a discus lariat and Project Ciampa and he gets a near fall because he could only use one knee to hit the move. Ciampa gets to his feet first but his knee gives out and Cole with a neck breaker from a suplex position. Cole with the figure four leg lock. Cole and Ciampa slap each other while Cole continues with the hold. Cole kicks Ciampa in the head and Ciampa is out.

The referee checks by raising Ciampa’s arm and the arm goes down and Ciampa’s shoulders are on the mat and the referee makes the three count.

Winner: Adam Cole (Advances to Finals to face winner of Kevin Steen versus Michael Elgin)

After the match, officials check on Ciampa and bring ice for the head and knee.

We take a look at how Michael Elgin and Kevin Steen got to the semifinals.

Match Number Two Kevin Steen versus Michael Elgin in a Semifinal Match in the Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Title Tournament

We have the Code of Honor before the bell rings.

They circle each other beore locking up. Elgin with a clean break. They lock up again and Elgin backs Steen into the corner again and Elgin with a clean break one more time. Steen with a waist lock and then he rolls through and takes Elgin to the mat with a front face lock. Elgin with a wrist lock and Steen figures out a way to escape and reverse and Steen gets to the ropes.

Steen with a side head lock and then he tries for a shoulder tackle but Elgin does not move. They lock up again and Steen with a side head lock. Steen with another shoulder tackle and it does not move Elgin. They lock up again and Steen with a side head lock. Steen tries to get Elgin up for a package piledriver but Elgin escapes. Elgin tries for the Crossface and Steen escapes.

Elgin with a kick and Steen goes to the floor. Steen takes his time getting back into the ring and he finally returns. Elgin wants a test of strength and Steen obliges. They go chest to chest and Elgin with the early advantage. Steen with a monkey flip and then he curb stomps Elgin. Steen with kicks to Elgin.

Steen and Elgin with chops. Steen with a head butt and he chokes Elgin in the ropes. Steen breaks and then he chops and kicks Elgin. Steen with a forearm and head butt. Steen with another chop and forearm. Steen with more forearms and Elgin wants more. Elgin with forearms and then he sets for a suplex but Steen sends Elgin into the corner.

Elgin with a kick and then Elgin hits a double jump moonsault for a near fall. Elgin with shoulders in the corner but Steen with a kick and punch. Elgin with forearms in the corner and Steen falls to the mat. Steen with a thumb to the eyes and an elbow to the back. Steen with a forearm and chops.

Steen with forearms but Elgin with a forearm. Elgin with an elbow to the top of the head but Steen fires back with a kick. Elgin with a Bossman Slam and Steen falls to the floor to make sure that Elgin cannot get a pinfall on him.

Elgin goes to the floor and Steen rolls back in. Steen with a punch to Elgin on the apron. Elgin tries for a shoulder and Steen with a kick followed by a DDT with Elgin hanging in the ropes and Steen gets a near fall. Steen puts Elgin in position for the Swanton. Elgin stops Steen on the turnbuckles and he chops Steen.

Elgin tries for a superplex but Steen blocks it and he bites the head and then Steen with a cross body for a near fall. Steen gets Elgin on his shoulders for a moment but Elgin escapes. Elgin with a waist lock but Steen gets away from Elgin. Elgin misses a bicycle kick when Steen holds on to the ropes.

Elgin and Steen collide and both men are down. Both men try for clotheslines a few times. Steen blocks a clothesline and he kicks Elgin. Elgin with an enzuigiri but he misses a clothesline but he follows with a clothesline using the other arm and both men are down.

Elgin crawls over and he gets a near fall on Steen. Elgin goes for a waist lock and he picks up Steen and trties for the deadlift German suplex but Steen with elbows. Elgin with a series of clotehesines with Steen against the ropes. Steen and Elgin counter and then Steen avoids an O’Connor Roll. Steen tries for the Sharpshooer but Egin avoids it. Steen charges into the corner and he hits the ring post with his shoulder. Elgin with a Crossface but Steen gets to the ropes and Elgin releases the hold.

Steen goes to the apron and Elgin pulls Steen to the corner for the superplex but Steen blocks it. Steen pulls Elgin off the turnbuckles and then Steen goes upt op for the swanton and hits it and gets a near fall. Steen sets for the package piledriver but Elgin escapes. Steen cannot hit the sleeper suplex. Elgin with a kick and then he hits a uranage as Steen charges into the corner.

Elgin goes up top but his corkscrew senton hits Steen’s knees. Steen with the F-Cinq and Elgin kicks out at two. Steen misses the cannonball when Elgin moves. Elgin points to the turnbuckles for the buckle bomb but Elgin decides to hit a deadlift German suplex and bridge and Steen kicks out. Elgin returns to the Crossface and Steen struggles to get to the ropes and he does with his foot.

Steen with a punch and Elgin with a forearm. They go back and forth with forearms and they use the ropes for extra leverage. Steen with the advantage but Elgin with a bicycle kick and back fist. Steen with a pop up power bomb and then he tries for the package piledriver but Elgin rolls through and then he picks up Steen for a power bomb.

Elgin with a buckle bomb and Steen with a double leg take down and he puts Elgin in the Sharpshooter. Steen has to release the hold and he holds his shoulder. Steen tries for the sleeper suplex but Elgin holds the ropes. Steen with forearms to the back and then he tries for the sleeper suplex but Elgin with a Crossface. Steen and Elgin alternate near falls.

Elgin with a forearm to the back of the head and then Steen with a lariat and sleeper suplex but Elgin kicks out. Steen sets up Elgin for the package piledriver but he cannot pick up Elgin because of his shoulder. Steen with another sleeper suplex. Steen with one more sleeper suplex but Elgin with a clothesline and both men are down.

Steen with a kick and he tries for the package piledriver again, but Elgin escapes and counters with the Crossface. Steen taps out.

Winner: Michael Elgin (Advances to Finals to face Adam Cole)

After the match, the officials come to the ring with ice for both men and Steen refuses assistance. Steen helps Elgin to his feet and they shake hands as we go to credits.

2013 - WWE ran Dallas, Texas.  Frisco K Tank filed the following report:

Really well attended house show. 10,000 might be a tad high, but if I heard that was the attendance, I wouldn't be surprised one bit. Wyatts & Punk dominated the Merch stand & Daniel Bryan has an awesome new shirt with a cartoon goat & a beard.

Fandango vs Santino: Santino was unbelievably over for this match. His comedy really never gets old. Fun opener with the Cobra getting Santino the win.

Natalya vs Brie Bella: I was very proud of Dallas for voting a match instead of a dance contest. However Brie would have none of that & danced anyways. Natalya was attacked from behind when she tried to dance. Nothing special, Natalya wins with Sharpshooter

US Title Match- Zack Ryder vs Dean Ambrose: Outstanding match with a lot of false finishes. Would love to see a rivalry translated to tv. Ryder got in good offense, but was caught in a powerbomb when attempting the Rough Ryder & Ambrose hits his finisher for the win.

Big Show vs Antonio Cesaro: Even though Cesaro got some offense in, I still just can't help but feeling disappointed that he's folly for Show instead of something bigger. Show wins with a chokeslam. Brad Maddox comes out & says he's working double duty & now facing Jack Swagger. Swagger works the legs but ends up getting KO'ed. Show moved well, I'll give him that.

Tag Team Title Triple Threat Match- The Shield vs Kofi & Miz vs Tons of Funk. I was right by where Reigns & Rollins walked out & its awesome to be close to that entrance. This was possibly match of the night. Would LOVE to see it on TV even though Miz & Kofi aren't a true tag team. Rollins steals the victory after Miz had hit Tensai with Skull Crushing Finale. Awesome Match.

No DQ Handicap Match- CM Punk vs Curtis Axel & Paul Heyman: Far longer match than I expected with Punk hurt as he is. Chairs & Kendo Sticks used. Heyman never involved, just ran from Punk. He took 1 Kendo shot & then Axel ran into a GTS. Punk got a MASSIVE ovation.

Randy Orton vs Daniel Bryan: The YES Chant goes to a whole another level when you witness it live. So incredible how over Bryan is. Very good match, went at least 20. Show was ringside but couldn't interfere. Bryan wins just how he did at NOC. Shield come out for a beatdown after, Miz & Kofi come out for a save until Show clears house himself. Then Show holds up Reigns for a flying knee. Bryan hugs it out with Show & we go home happy.

I just want to say this was a tremendous house show. I've been to 2 lousy ones in the past 12 months but this was fantastic work by EVERYONE, top to bottom. My hat's off to their work ethic tonight. Raw will be back in Dallas December 16, which should be the night after TLC.

2014 - WWE ran Moline, IL.  Matt in Illinois filed the following results:

*The Usos beat Luke Harper and Erick Rowan.

*NXT champion Adrian Neville beat Tyson Kidd to retain.

*Big E. and Xavier Woods with Kofi Kingston beat Los Matadores.

*Great Khali beat Slater and Gator.

*Big Show beat Bray Wyatt.

*Natalya beat Paige.

*WWE United States champion Sheamus beat Cesaro. Cesaro attacked Sheamus. John Cena came out to make it a tag match...

*Cena and Sheamus beat Cesaro and Seth Rollins.

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