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By Mike Johnson on 2021-10-13 08:00:00

October 13th

On this day in history in ....

1964 - A live event in Macon, GA at the City Auditorium featured the following results:

-Sputnik Monroe beat Eddie Graham.
-Sam Steamboat beat Paul DeGalles.
-Billy Hines beat Charlie Carr.
-Jimmy Bad Boy Hines beat Dick Dunn by DQ.

1967 - A live event in Atlanta, GA at the Municipal Auditorium featured:

-Mario Galento defeated Louie Tillett with special Referee Alex Perez in a No DQ bout.
-In a Texas Tornado Match, Enrique Torres & Alberto Torres beat Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson.
-El Mongol & Oki Yama beat Bobby Shane & Mr. Wrestling.
-Buddy Fuller beat Steve Stanlee.
-Ricky Hunter beat Tiny Mills.
-Greg Peterson beat Chuck Conley.

1967 - Professor Toru Tanaka defeats WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when the match is stopped due to Sammartino's excessive bleeding.  However, Tanaka was not awarded the title, since the champion was not pinned or forced to submit.

1969 - A live event in Fort Worth, Texas featured the following results:

-Boris Malenko & Lord Charles Montague beat Benji Ramirez & Grizzly Smith.
-Wahoo McDaniel beat The Spoiler.
-Tom Andrews beat Silento Rodriguez.
-Jerry Miller beat The Bushman.
-Nick Kozak drew Bull Ramos.

1970 - Duke "The Dumpster" Drose is born.

1970 - A live event in Macon, GA at The Coliseum saw the following results:

-Bill Dromo & Choo Choo Lynn beat Homer O'Dell & Buddy Colt.
-Bob Armstrong no contest Paul DeMarco.
-Mr. Ito beat Kevin Sullivan.
-Robert Fuller fought Great Ota to  a 17:00 minute draw.
-Bobby Shane beat Skandor Akbar by DQ.

1970 - A live event in Dallas, Texas saw the following results:

-George Scott beat Johnny Valentine to win Texas Heavyweight title.
-Boris Malenko & Lord Charles Montague beat Mr. Wrestling & Jack Pesek.
-Toru Tanaka beat Tiger Conway.
-Killer Kowalski beat Mil Mascaras.
-Mike York beat Swede Karlsen.

1971 - An event promoted by Mike Lebell in LA at the Olympic Auditorium saw the following results:

1-Salvador Lothario & La Pantera Negra defeated Black Gordman & the Great Goliath.
2-Darling Dagmar fought Diamond Lil to a drawl
3-John Tolos defeated El Olympico.
4-Kinji Shibuya & Mr. Saito defeated Freddie Blassie & Tito Montez.
5-Ann Casey defeated Toni Rose.

1971 - Championship Wrestling from Florida ran Miami Beach at the Auditorium with the following results:

-Jack Brisco (Florida champ) defeated Bobby Duncum by DQ.
-Dick Murdoch defeated Robert Fuller in a  Texas Death Match.
-The Australians (Ron Miller & Larry O'Day) defeated Bull Marcus & Ronnie Garvin.
-Johnny Walker (aka Mr. Wrestling) defeated Jim Dalton.
-Hiro Matsuda defeated Black Bart.
-Irish Mickey Doyle defeated George Strickland.
- Ken Lusk Mantell/Clay Spencer) fought Skandor Akbar to a draw.
-Corsica Joe defeated Greg Petersen.

1972 - A live event in Atlanta, GA at the Municipal Auditorium saw the following results:

-In a No Time Limit, No DQ Match, The Assassin I beat Ox Baker.

The remainder of the card was a tournament to crown a Brass Knuckles championship featuring the following results:

-Bob Armstrong beat Krusher Karlson.
-Rocket Monroe beat The Avenger.
-Roberto Soto beat Pedro Godoy.
-Skandor Akbar beat Tommy Seigler.
-Argentina Apollo beat Bill Bowman.
-Joe Turner beat Dick Steinborn.
-Rock Hunter beat Jesse James.
-Bob Armstrong beat Rocket Monroe.
-Skandor Akbar beat Roberto Soto.
-Argentina Apollo beat Joe Turner.
-Bob Armstrong beat Skandor Akbar.
-Rock Hunter beat Argentina Apollo.
-Rock Hunter beat Bob Armstrong to win Brass Knuckles Title.

1972 - The WWWF ran North Attleboro, MA  at Witschi's Sports Arena with the following results:

-The Spoiler (Don Jardine) defeated Sonny King by countout.
-WWWF Tag Team champions Prof. Toru Tanaka & Mr. Fuji defeated El Olympico (Joey Corea) & Arnold Skaaland in a Best of Three Falls encounter.
-Buddy Wolfe defeated Joe Turco.
-Chuck O'Connor (the future Big John Studd) defeated Blackjack Slade by countout.

1971 - An AWA event in Rockford, IL at Boylan High School with the following results:

1- Dr. X (aDick Beyer/the Destroyer) defeated Blackjack Lanza
2- Sailor Art Thomas defeated Dusty Rhodes by DQ
3- Dick Murdoch defeated Bull Bullinski
4- George Scott efeated Hans Hermann
5- Superstar Billy Graham defeated George Gadaski

1975 - WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defended his title against Ivan Koloff, the man who ended his first title reign in 1971, at the building where the loss took place, Madison Square Garden in New York City.  The match ended in a draw after a 20-minute brawl when the referee ruled that both men were bleeding too heavily to continue.  A slew of wrestlers had to come out to separate the two. This was the first of three straight MSG shows headlined by the two, culminating a few months later in the first steel cage match ever held at Madison Square Garden.

1981 - Mr. Fuji & Mr. Saito defeat Tony Garea & Rick Martel for the WWWF World Tag Team Title in Allentown, Pennsylvania, when Martel had salt thrown in his eyes as he went for a flying bodypress. This ended Garea & Martel's second title reign.

1985 - Ivan & Nikita Koloff defeat The Rock N' Roll Express (Rick Morton & Robert Gibson) for the NWA World Tag Team Title in Charlotte, North Carolina. This began the second reign for the Koloffs, who lost the belts to Morton & Gibson three months earlier.

1990 - WWF airs their 28th Saturday Night's Main Event special on NBC, earning a 7 broadcast rating. The show featured five matches taped on September 18th in Toledo, Ohio. Here are the results of the matches on the show:
- The Legion Of Doom & The Ultimate Warrior defeated Demolition (Ax, Smash & Crush) when Ultimate Warrior pinned Smash with a splash.
- Randy Savage defeated Dusty Rhodes via countout.
- Hulk Hogan & Tugboat defeated Greg Valentine & The Honky Tonk Man via DQ after Honky hit Tugboat with his guitar.
- Sgt. Slaughter defeated Koko B. Ware via submission with the camel clutch.
- Intercontinental Champion Kerry Von Erich defeated Haku with a discus punch.

1992 - Money, Inc. (Ted DiBiase & IRS) defeat The Natural Disasters (Typhoon & Earthquake) for the WWF Tag Team Title in Regina, Saskatchewan to begin their second title reign.

1997 - The Monday Night Wars continued, and this time the spotlight focused on tag teams, as both shows featured World Tag Team Title changes. WCW Monday Nitro on TNT scored the win over WWF Monday Night Raw on USA, 3.8 to 2.3

WCW Nitro, from Tampa, Florida saw Rick & Scott Steiner become five time WCW World Tag Team Champions, defeating Scott Hall & Syxx (subbing for Kevin Nash) when Larry Zbyszko came in as a substitute referee and counted Rick's pin of Hall after a bulldog. ... Other results from the show saw: Cruiserweight Champion Eddie Guerrero defeat Psicosis. ... Steve McMichael defeated Steven Regal. ... Yuji Nagata defeated Chris Jericho. ... Bill Goldberg defeated Scotty Riggs. ... Dean Malenko defeated Rey Mysterio, Jr. ... Scott Norton defeated Ray Traylor. ... Television Champion Disco Inferno defeated Alex Wright. ... U.S. Champion Curt Hennig vs. Dallas Page ended in a no-contest after interference from Ric Flair, Roddy Piper and the NWO.

Raw, which was taped in Topeka, Kansas on October 7th, saw The Legion Of Doom (Road Warriors) defeat The Godwinns to become two-time WWF World Tag Team Champions. The rest of the show saw: Intercontinental Champion Owen Hart vs. Faarooq wrestle to a double countout. ... Max Mini & Nova defeat Tarantula & Mosaic. ... Shawn Michaels defeated Flash Funk. ... The DOA defeated The Truth Commission. ... Brian Christopher defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri. ... Goldust defeated Savio Vega. ... Ahmed Johnson vs. Triple H ended in a no contest.

2001 - The NWA World Heavyweight Title was held up when Steve Corino was unable to continue during a title defense against Shinya Hashimoto in St. Petersburg, Florida.

2002 - WWE ran Calgary.  Chris Brinklov filed the following report:

1st match: Tajiri vs. Sho Funaki - Tajiri got the pop here. decent match. quick feet work by Tajiri. crowd not really into it, but cheered for the tarantula. Tajiri wins with kick to the head.

2nd match: Stampede Wrestling Match: Teddy Hart (Bret's nephew) vs. Harry "The Bulldog" Smith (Davey Boy's kid) - Quick action. Some fans familiar with the 2 wrestlers.  Guys wrestled great considering they're only in their late teens. Smith wins with running Bulldog.

3rd match: Bull Buchanan vs. Val Venis - Val got nice pop. Bull looks skinny, but in shape. Val wins with a submission move, looked like a figure-4 and sharp shooter mix. Bull was right at the ropes, but opted to tap instead. Looked lame and crowd agreed.

4th match : John Cena & Shelton Benjamin vs. Shannon Moore & Billy Kidman - Cena played a good heel. Shelton looked like he was trying to hard to impress the crowd. 3 count chants were yelled at Moore. Moore and Kidman win. forget how. wasn't to interesting of a match.

5th match: D-Von vs. Lance Storm (home town boy) - D-Von works mic for a bit. Slam the Hart family and the Flames. Says Bret would have gone farther in WWE if he got rid of the sharp shooter. Storm gets major pop. Back and forth. Storm wins with sharp shooter.

6th match: Brock Lesnar vs. Jericho - Lesnar gets big pop. Says we doesn't want to wait to be the main event, he wants to get out of Calgary as soon as possible. Jericho hits with a MASSIVE pop. Works mic, tells Lesnar to shut the hell up and calls Brock an Ass Clown. Through the match crowd chants 'Brock is an ass clown'. Good match. Matt Hardy runs in and allows Lesnar to hit F5. Lesnar wins. Best match so far.


7th match: Jamie Noble & Nidia vs. Rey Mysterio - Mysterio gets huge pop. Good light heavy weight match, but had a really slow spot with lost my interest and others. Rey misses 619, Noble hits finisher with feet on ropes. Noble wins. Nidia comes in to celebrate and hugs Jamie from behind. Mysterio kicks them from behind, they get hung up on rope and he 619's them both at the same time. 

8th match: Mattitude Hardy vs. Chris Benoit - Benoit gets huge pop. Matt totally missed a drop toe hold. Hardy was very sloppy. Held Benoit back performance wise. Benoit win with crossface.

9th match: Dawn Marie vs. Torrie Wilson in a Bra and Panties match - Typical chick match. Bad moves, fake kicks, air slaps. Torrie wins. 

10th match: Eddie & Chavo Guerrero vs. Edge & Christian - Crowd was totally behind E&C. major pops for both. 5 second pose chants. Good action. Eddie get opened up accidentally when he bangs heads with Chavo. Blood everywhere on Eddie's face. He took a 3-4 minute breather while Chavo got worked over. Eddie and Chavo went for Chair-creto, missed. E&C missed chair-creto as well. E&C win with double spear and double pin. Edge and Christian hug, Christian leaves, Edge calls him back for 5 second pose. it was sweet. 

The show over all was good. Good to see the WWE give the Stampede Wrestling kids a chance to fly.

2002 - FWA held British Uprising at  The York Hall in Bethnal Green, London.  Vikram Sagar filed the following report:

The UK's biggest Wrestling event of the year took place in front of a capacity crowd of 1,400 fans on Sunday night- and definitely didn’t disappoint! The Frontier Wrestling Alliance has quickly become Britain’s premier wrestling promotion and “British Uprising” was another chance to showcase their roster’s talent in front of a mass audience- many of whom would have been seeing the product for the very first time.

Building on the huge success of “Revival” earlier this year, The FWA brought in the big names of Jerry Lynn, A.J. Styles and Balls Mahoney from across the Atlantic to challenge some of Europe’s finest. After a night of non-stop action and death-defying maneuvers, A Huge standing ovation was greeted with chants of “FWA!” proving once and for all, The FWA is very much here to

#1 Contenders Match For The All-England Title: James Tighe vs. Raj Ghosh vs. Jack Xavier

Three of the FWA's finest academy graduates wowed the sold-out crowd with an amazing three-way dance to open the show. All the wrestlers showcased an amazing array of mat-wrestling, submissions and reversals reminiscent of some of The SAT's fine 3-way matches. After a number of triangle spots where all 3 men had each other in a submission hold of some sort- the action spilled onto the outside where both Ghosh and Xavier proceeded in employing the suicide dive to gain an advantage.

Just like the action preceding it, the finish was spectacular! Raj Ghosh had grasped the ropes to prevent a Xavier waist-lock, which enabled Tighe to sunset-flip over both men from the outside apron. As he was about to roll up Xavier for the pin, Xavier planted Ghosh with a superb German Suplex simultaneously! Tighe had Xavier’s shoulders to the mat while Xavier had Ghosh's shoulders to the mat! As the ref counted to 2, Ghosh lifted his shoulder slightly to give the match and the #1 Contendership to James Tighe! All 3-men were warmly greeted with a huge standing ovation and set the benchmark for the action to come!

Winner: James Tighe

Ring announcer Jane Childs then announced a very special guest. The returning “Showstealer” Alex Shane was greeted with huge chants of “Show!” as he made his way to an FWA ring for the first time in over 8 months. A serious spinal injury has kept him out on the sidelines, but he is once again nearing full fitness. Alex cut a promo about how he wants to gain revenge on the “Old School” faction which played a part in Shane's long-term injury. As he continued with his comments, the music of the “Old School” hit over the speakers as Dean Ayass and Flash Barker made their way to the ring. They were not in the best of moods and vowed that the Old School will once again reign supreme as Flash Barker will win the FWA Heavyweight Title in tonight’s main event. As Shane continued to taunt Dean Ayass with some cheesy theme music, Mark Sloan, another member of the Old School, leveled Shane from behind with a steel chair, leaving him laid-out in the ring.

All-England Title Match: The Zebra Kid (c) vs. Hade Vansen

Another fine match ensued as two of Britain’s young high-flyers clashed one-on-one for the All England Title. Hade, a superb athlete skilled in the Martial Arts was challenging for The Zebra Kid’s All-England Title. This match proved to be very stiff with a number of hard, Low-Ki style kicks from both men throughout. The Zebra Kid was abused by the crowd somewhat as chants of “Cut Your Mullet!” erupted from the stands. Unfortunate as it may seem, The Zebra Kid looked very familiar to Billy Ray Cyrus- which caused a number of fans to start singing “Achy Breaky Heart.” The insults seemed to make The Zebra Kid even more determined to inflict punishment on Hade. After a number of impressive moves, including a leg-drop off the apron to the floor, The Zebra Kid gained victory by capitalizing on Hade's missed corkscrew moonsault, to hit his Randy Savage style Elbow Drop from the top rope.

Winner & Still Champion: The Zebra Kid

FWA Tag-Team Title Match: The UK Pitbulls (c) vs. The New Breed

As The New Breed made their way to the ring, many of the FWA regulars believed tonight would be the night The Pitbulls would be finally dethroned as Tag-Team Champions. Our hopes though quickly turned to despair as the huge rookie Paul Birchall charged down to the ring and made an unwarranted attack on both Ashe and Curve of The New Breed. In a Goldberg-style annihilation of both men, Curve had the unfortunate fate of receiving a Droz-Driver 99 through the ringside table! As Birchall departed from ringside, Ashe recovered only to see his partner KO'd outside and unable to continue. If things couldn’t get any worse for The New Breed The 800IB Pitbulls made their way to the ring to begin the match. A true “Squash” in every sense of the word, The Pitbulls were simply too big and too strong for Ashe to tackle on his own, and eventually gained the pinfall victory.

Winners & Still Champions: The UK Pitbulls

TWA Sanctioned Match: Drew McDonald vs. Robbie Brookside

Due to Drew's ?firing? from the FWA last month, Britain’s other premier promotion The Wrestling Alliance sanctioned this match to take place at Uprising. Promoter Rob Conway even refereed the match between these two fierce arch-rivals. In what was probably the most disappointing match of the night, the pace was slower than anything we’d seen previously and unfortunately seemed to kill the crowd’s enthusiasm somewhat. As Robbie tried to force the pace, Drew kept bringing him back down to Earth with a series of “Old School” submission holds, including arm-bars, wrist-locks and a camel clutch. As the referee tried to step in between the two men from fighting in the corner, Drew hit the referee. As the referee recovered and tried to stop them again, Robbie Brookside clubbed the ref forcing a double disqualification. After the match, Brookside gained some revenge on the match being thrown out by tying the ref to the corner and delivering a baseball slide to his face.

Result: Double DQ

Just before the expected interval, Jane Childs announced that one more match would take place.

Doug Williams vs. Jerry Lynn

The crowd cheered in unison as one of the most anticipated matches of the night took place. In one corner Britain’s finest technical wrestler Doug Williams looking for another scalp on his hit-list which already includes the likes of Christopher Daniels and American Dragon. In the other corner a huge fan-favorite in former ECW Heavyweight Champion Jerry Lynn- looking to show the British fans just why he still is the “New F’N Show!”

In another breathtaking match, these two had to battle extremely hard to gain an advantage over their well-versed opponent. The crowd were fully pumped for this match as chants of “An-ar-chist”, “New F’N Show” and “E-C-Dub” echoed throughout the arena. After a series of impressive stand-offs, Williams tried gaining the upper hand with a series of submission holds, only for Lynn to counter-reverse with an impressive hold of his own. The see-saw battle continued going one-way and then another after a series of close two-counts for both men. Lynn’s reversal out of Doug’s patented ?Chaos Theory? was very impressive as was Doug’s counter from Lynn’s Cradle Piledriver. As the match neared its conclusion- Jerry Lynn attempted the cradle piledriver one more time, only for Doug to somehow reverse it into his “Chaos Theory” finisher- a rolling German suplex for the impressive pin. Both men received a huge standing ovation afterwards as Williams basked in the glory of victory.

Winner: “The Anarchist” Doug Williams

Inter-gender Match: “Righteous” Paul Travell vs. Nikita

After the interval, the fans were greeted by the music of “Jesus Christ Superstar” as all 4 members of the faction known as “The Family” made their
way to the ring with giant burning crosses! The very beautiful Nikita then made her way to the ring for this special inter-gender match which stemmed from Nikita rejecting the chance to join the faction last month.

All odds were favoring Paul Travell until the referee ordered the other 3 members of “The Family” to return backstage, leaving a clean one-on-one match. Paul and Nikita put on a fantastic bout and showed just how far both wrestlers have significantly improved over the past few months. You would be forgiven for thinking Paul would hold back from hitting his female opponent hard- Not in this match! Paul was treating Nikita like any other opponent and didn’t hold back one bit! Some of his maneuvers included slamming Nikita's back hard against the steel ring-pole, an impressive Arn Anderson style spine-buster in the middle of the ring, and probably most sickening of all, a huge chokeslam into a backbreaker! Ouch!

Nikita though, to her credit battled back well and used an exposed turnbuckle to her advantage. After a series of close two counts, Travell turned a powerbomb into a face-buster for the grateful pin.

Winner: “Righteous” Paul Travell

Hardcore Match: Ulf Herman vs. Balls Mahoney

Great ovation for the returning German Ulf Herman- who has become an FWA regular over the past 12-18 months. He has developed a cult following within the FWA which was evident as there were many people with signs and chants saying “Ulf ist Gut” meaning “Ulf is Good.” His banter with the crowds is always worth the admission price alone as Ulf never holds back in giving abuse back to the fans. Balls Mahoney got an absolutely huge pop, biggest by far of the night as he entered to his familiar music by AC/DC complete with a custom FWA Steel Chair in hand. Not only was Balls way over with the crowd but he was also without a doubt enjoying the relationship he developed with the British fans. He stopped and laughed aloud as he saw a sign my friend Stevie C was holding up which simply said “Ulf Sucks Balls!” No further comment needed I think…

As huge chants of “E-C-Dub” erupted for both ex-stars of the promotion, Balls grabbed the mic and asked the fans to chant “FWA!” instead as they were the ones paying for Balls to appear, not a company that’s dead. Both Balls and Ulf tied it up and Balls somehow twisted Ulf down onto the mat and into an arm-bar! The crowd couldn’t believe their eyes and started a huge “BALLS CAN WRESTLE!” chant to which Balls looked extremely impressed with.

The match itself was a very good hardcore match and both wrestlers gave their blood, sweat and tears for the fans- literally! Amongst the weapons in use was a Barbed Wire Baseball Bat which Ulf used to juice Balls. Balls returned the favor to juice Ulf. The match also spread around the arena as they tore apart some of the merchandise stands and used various camera and lighting cables scattered around the perimeter to choke their opponents with.

On returning to the ring, the match got more violent as they both got ready with their respective steel chairs. Ulf smashed Balls with a heavy shot first. Mahoney just looked back at him and said “Come On!” Ulf hit a 2nd, much harder shot to which Balls became dazed but asked for more! Ulf gave him a third shot! Just as though it looked as Balls was ok, he fell back almost in slow motion maintaining his pose as he fell.

Balls eventually began to fight back after some near falls and got 2 HUGE! chair shots in of his own- completely denting his FWA Chair! He then put two or three chairs in the middle of the ring before asking the crowd for some chairs too. Only problem was, the fans’ chairs were plastic and upright, not foldable or made of steel!! It was another nice moment in a hugely enjoyable match.

Balls notched the stakes even higher by opening up a bag of Thumbtacks in the middle of the ring! As Balls tried to suplex Ulf onto them from the top rope, Ulf reversed the move with a sunset-flip powerbomb for the pin! A great match from both competitors and Balls left with a huge ovation and a badly gashed forehead to which he randomly pushed thumbtacks into after the match. Not surprisingly, Balls got a huge “Please Come Back!” chant from the fans! A fantastic performance all round…

Winner: Ulf Herman

Jonny Storm vs. A.J. Styles

Huge ovation for Styles as he made his way down the aisle, head covered as he stomped around the ring. Jonny Storm is one Britain’s top performers and received a big ovation as always. After a frenetic opening which saw both men gain and lose the advantage- Styles began to ooze class and impressed with a series of takedowns which threw Storm off his game.

After a brief sequence outside the ring, both men showed the best of their ability back inside the squared circle. Many of the fans who hadn’t seen A.J. Styles before certainly knew what he was about after this match. An impressive flurry of moves included turning a second rope moonsault into a reverse DDT and somehow reversing a plancha in mid-air into a handspring flip, after realizing Storm was moving out of the way!

Not be outshone though, Jonny Storm battled back tremendously and scored with an amazing wheelbarrow into a DDT and a breathtaking somersault plancha! As Jonny tried for a super hurricarrana, A.J. caught him and attempted his “Styles Clash” finisher which Jonny somehow managed to elude. However, as the referee was inadvertently knocked out by a trailing leg, A.J. hit a tremendous second rope “Styles Clash” to which the crowd erupted with chants of “You Killed Jonny!” Storm was fortunate however as there was no ref to make the count! In another breathtaking finish, A.J. Styles had Storm in a Gorilla Press on the 2nd rope, just as it looked curtains for Jonny; he somehow reversed the move into an amazing 2nd rope tornado DDT! The ref by (by now) had recovered enough to count 1,2,3 and award the match to Jonny Storm! Both men deservedly received a huge standing ovation and hugged each other after an epic match!

Winner: Jonny Storm

Main Event: Ladder Match
Vacant FWA Heavyweight Title
Flash Barker vs. Jody Fleisch

Just as the fans thought things couldn’t get any better- we were treated to a thrilling main event as Jody Fleisch and Flash Barker battled from pillar to post trying to win the FWA Heavyweight Title. Jody is known to be the “king” of the ladder match in Britain, so this was fairly new territory for Flash, who attempted to regain the belt he believes, is rightly his.

The crowd seemed a little burnt out at the start after the epic Styles/Storm match but soon got into the action. The momentum started off slowly but built itself up brilliantly to a thrilling climax. Jody’s patented Springboard Somersault Plancha is a joy to behold and had the crowd complete awe as he hit it with perfection! As the ladder entered the fray, Flash began to get into the match a little more but was nailed with a beautiful reverse neck-breaker from the middle of the ladder! If that was good then the German Suplex off the TOP of the ladder was simply amazing!

Flash battled back well again and hit his own somersault plancha from the top-rope on Jody, who was lying on Steel Chairs placed ON TOP of the ladder! Yet nothing could prepare us for what we witnessed later- one of the most UNBELIEVEABLE moves you will ever see! Jody Fleisch not contented with the top rope took the ladder into the crowd and climbed up to the 15ft high balcony! As the crowd dispersed to make way for Jody, he somehow balanced himself on the edge with his back towards his opponent and came up with the most INSANE Asai moonsault ever- pushing himself around 15ft away from the balcony and onto his opponent!!! For a few minutes, Bethnal Green was aptly renamed the “Holy Sh**” Capital of the world!!

The finish itself was another stroke of genius. Flash and Jody were both climbing up towards the belt on separate ladders. Flash pushed Jody’s ladder, only for Fleisch to stop the ladder from falling by balancing his right leg on the top rope! As he pushed himself back into position, he beat on Flash and threw him over the top rope and threw a table on the outside!!! Jody looked up to the heavens and saw the end was near. He gratefully climbed the ladder and grabbed the gold with both hands to a huge eruption of noise from the fans!!

Winner & New FWA Champion: Jody Fleisch

After the match, all the face members of the roster came out to greet Jody and held him up for the entire world to see as ticker-tape and pyros exploded all around! A new champion had been crowned and no one was more deserving than Jody Fleisch. What a year! What a match! What a night! Simply one of the best all round wrestling events of the year!!

2002 - WWE broadcast Heat.  John Keane filed the following TV report:

Heat Report for 10/13/2002.

Matches taped on 10/7 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Your Announcers are Jonathan Coachman and Lita.

Pyros hit, Coach just gets in a quick how ya do before we get down to action…

1st Match: Mark Jindrak vs. Justin Credible.

ZERO response for Mark (who Lita remembers as a former WCW Tag Team Champion), usual heat for Justin. Bell rings, lockup, Mark forces Justin to corner, ref calls for break. Mark complies, Justin gets in the quick thumb to the eye. Justin taunts Mark, then bails from the ring when faced with retribution. Justin re-enters, retreats to a corner, quickly charges, gets in a knee to Mark’s gut. Justin follows up with an open hand chop, shoves Mark into a corner and lays in the boots. Justin tries for a whip, reversed, Justin to corner. springboards, Mark scouts it, puts on the brakes, scores with a dropkick, Justin down and up. Mark follows up with a hiptoss and an armdrag, both good for takedowns. Mark lays in an armbar, Justin gets to feet, Mark wrings the arm, Justin scores a chop to the face, breaking the hold. Justin tries for a whip, reversed, Justin off ropes, Mark sets for a back body drop, Justin scouts it, scores a clubbing blow to the back. Justin off ropes, looks for a scoop slam, Mark counters with powerslam, Justin down for 2. Up, Mark whips Justin to corner, charges, Justin scores with an elbow to the face, Mark staggered. Mark again charges, ducks a clothesline, leaps onto a top turnbuckle, Justin shoves him from behind, Mark gets crotched up top. Justin takes quick breather, then lays in boots as Mark is tied in tree of woe. Mark to canvas, Justin brings him to a standing position in corner, gets in a chop before being warned off by ref. Justin barely has time to ask ref ‘What the F***?’ before Mark stages a comeback, scoring a kick and a flurry of punches before Justin gets in that ol’ favorite, the thumb to the eye. Justin gets in a boot to the gut, follows up with a snapmare and a knee to the back of the neck. Mark to canvas, Justin slaps on a rear chinlock, Mark gets to feet and fires off elbows to the gut to break hold. Justin ducks a clothesline, scores with a nonchalant superkick to send Mark down for 2. Mark crawls to corner, Justin goes to opposite, goes for baseball slide, Mark rolls clear, Justin gets crotched on ring post. Both men up as the ref counts 3, Mark blocks a punch, scores one of his own for a knockdown. Mark follows up with a powerslam, Justin down and up. Dropkick gets same, Mark whips Justin off ropes, brings him up on the rebound, plants him face first to canvas, Justin down for 2. Mark brings him up, whips him to corner, charges, Justin gets the boot up, Mark staggered. Justin misses with a clothesline, Mark leaps to a top turnbuckle, scores with a flying knee to the face, Justin down for 2. Up, Justin goes for a kick to the gut, Mark catches the boot, whips the leg, scores with an inverted Atomic Drop, follows up with a neckbreaker, Justin down, Mark covers, gets the 1-2-3.

Winner: Mark Jindrak.

Lita seemed a LOT more comfortable during tonight's opening segment than she did throughout the entirety of last weeks show. Break.

Promo for (the former Deacon) Batista airs during the break.

Coach and Lita start in on Raw recap. Midway through last weeks show Raw GM Eric Bischoff used his (rigged) ‘Raw Roulette’ wheel to book Women’s Champion Trish Stratus and Stacy Keibler in a ‘bra-and-panties/paddle-on-a-poll match. Rules: First woman to strip the other down to their undies would be declared the Women’s Champion and would be allowed to spank the loser with the paddle. Trish won handily, but after the paddled Stacy beat a retreat Victoria came to ringside. She then embarked on a spirited beatdown of our Women’s Champion, highlight being a picture perfect moonsault.

Post-match Coach interviewed Victoria. She hinted that her recent aggressive behavior toward Trish is due to a past slighting. Break.

Extreme Blast of the Night: Last week, William Regal used the knucks to get a win over Goldust in a ‘Las Vegas Showgirl’ match.

Coach and Lita return to get in more Raw recap. Early on, Bisch used the wheel to book World champion HHH in a ‘blindfold’ match. As Hunter whined about being forced to compete in a match of that type, his pal Ric Flair entered escorted by 2 young beauties. As HHH made his exit, the Nature Boy had the 2 gals paw each other for Bischoff’s enjoyment, then hinted the GM might get to see more later on-depending on who was chosen to be Hunter’s opponent in the blindfold bout. Match took place later on the show, Hunter’s opponent turned out to be former Heat color commentator D’Lo Brown. Mess of a match, HHH got the win when Flair distracted the ref, allowing Hunter time to lift up his hood and get a clear shot at hitting D’Lo with the Pedigree.

Hype for HHH/Kane at the upcoming No Mercy PPV precedes a break

WWE Rewind: Last week on Heat, Raven announced that his feud was D’Lo was over and he was starting a new chapter in his tenure as the sole exclusive member of the Heat roster. Also, during that shows main event, Raven got a (less than clean) victory over D’Lo.

Back, Coach is in the ring as Raven enters. Raven goes on a meandering and pointless diatribe discrediting WWE and its fans, he’s tired of being mistreated, a change is coming, blah blah blah. Raven exits as Lita, Coach the audience and yours truly try to shake off the cobwebs. Break.

(Commentary: Memo to Raven; S*** or get off the pot.)

Lita mentions that next weeks Heat will be the customary pre-PPV live show. Break

More Raw recap? Sure, why not. Early on the show Bischoff confronted his new Tag Team Champions Kane and The Hurricane (Kane is also Intercontinental Champion). After getting in some hype for Kane’s match with HHH at No Mercy (this one will unify the World and IC titles), Eric announced he and Hurricane would be defending their tag titles later on. Eric then spun the wheel to set up the match stipulation-pointer landed on ‘Tables, Ladders and Chairs’.

Later, Bischoff had 3 of the foremost practitioners of the TLC match summoned to his office-Christian, Bubba Ray Dudley and Jeff Hardy. He told them to find partners to compete for a chance at tag gold-Christian  hooked up with Chris Jericho, Jeff with Rob Van Dam, and Bubba Ray with his half-brother Spike. The 4 teams appeared set-however, shortly before the match HHH and Flair beat the living hell out of The Hurricane, rendering him unable to compete and leaving Kane without a partner.

Match went on regardless, and a GREAT match it was-Kane used superb strategy, letting the opposing teams clobber each other as he took a mostly passive role, only getting actively involved when one of his opponents made a serious effort to climb for the gold. End saw Kane climb a ladder to retrieve the belts as his 6 opponents lay in and around the ring like roadkill.

Unfortunately, Kane’s celebration proved short-lived. As he posed with the belts HHH and Flair appeared atop the ramp. Hunter got on the mic and accused Kane of murdering a woman named Katie Fick some 10 years ago as the show ended.

Coach and Lita get in some more hype for Kane/HHH before we take our final break.

Back-we return to the ring!

2nd Match: Lance Storm vs. Johnny Stamboli.

Good heat for Lance, crowd quiet for Johnny. Bell rings, circling to start, lockup, Lance goes behind, shoves Johnny to corner. Lance lays in forearms and knees, whips Johnny to opposite corner, follows closely, Johnny takes a clothesline, falls to knees in corner. Lance brings him up, Johnny fires off forearms and boots to the gut, tries for a whip, Lance puts on brakes, connects with a kneelift. Lance scores with a snapmare to send Johnny to canvas, follows up with a legdrop, goes for the cover, Johnny kicks out at 2. Lance brings Johnny up, sets for suplex, Johnny counters with same, Lance down. Johnny goes off ropes, drops the elbow, Lance rolls clear, Johnny to canvas. Lance drops a pair of double-axehandles, brings Johnny up, rams him face first into top turnbuckle. Lance forearms Johnny to ropes, whips him to opposite, scores with a shoulder on the rebound, Johnny again down for 2. Lance brings Johnny to knees, slaps on a front facelock, Johnny scores a pair of punches to gut to break fold, Lance quickly counters with a clubbing forearm to the back. Lance brings Johnny to ropes, tries for whip, Johnny puts on the brakes and hits a belly-to-belly suplex, both men down. Up, Lance ducks a clothesline but goes down to a flying calf kick as he and Johnny crisscross the ring. Up, Johnny goes on the offensive, sends Lance down with a clothesline, brings him up, shoots him off ropes, scores with a back body drop, Lance down, crawls to feet in corner. Johnny charges, scores with a flying Stinger Splash, Lance staggers, Johnny springboards off the top turnbuckle, hits Lance with a falling bulldog, just gets 2. Up, Johnny whips Lance off ropes, sets for back body drop, Lance scouts it, scores with a boot to the face. Lance off ropes, tries for flying crossbody, Johnny counters with tilt-a-whirl slam, Lance down for 2. Lance scores with a jawbreaker as Johnny attempts to bring him up, Lance gets in a punch, Johnny fires back with 2 of the same, attempts whip, Lance puts on brakes, brings Johnny up, rolling fireman's carry takedown sends Johnny to canvas, Lance covers for 2. Another cover attempt gets the same result, Lance goes for the submission, tries to lock in the ½ Boston Crab, Johnny counters with a rollup, Lance down for 2. Up, Johnny ducks a clothesline, gets in a boot to the lower midsection, brings Lance up in military press, Lance floats through, lands on feet, scores with a knee to the lower back. Lance whips Johnny to corner, charges, Johnny springboards, Lance puts on brakes before going into turnbuckles, turns, scores with the superkick, Johnny down for the 1-2-3.

Winner: Lance Storm.

Coach and Lita hype tomorrow nights Raw to end the show.

Just going to focus on the positives. Lita and Coach sounded a lot more comfortable with each other than they did last week, and both matches were OK. Both. 2 matches, 1 hour. 

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

AAA & EMLL on Galavision
Oct. 13th, 2002

EMLL came in at 1hr/45mins. AAA came in at 1hr/10mins. The new Lucha Libre show now airs on Sunday afternoon.


Opens with Satanicos' new Infenales teammates polishing their new Trios belts. Satanico seems upset by this, telling them that's not going to help them win. They have a match against La Familia de Tijuana. It's about winning and defending the belts.

For the Trios Championship: Champions Satanico, Averno, & Mephisto vs Nicho El Millionario, Halloween, & Damien 666

1st Fall: Starts as typical tag match with suddenly the Tijuana guys ganging up on and beating up Satanico, with Nicho giving him a top rope leg drop and pinning him.

2nd Fall: It starts as a 3 on 1 beat down on the new Infernales, until they make thier comeback. Mephisto gives Damien a sunset flip power bomb from the apron to the floor. And all 3 give Nicho a gang power bomb and pin him.

3rd Fall: Damien and Satanico exchange punches. Averno and Mephisto do topes. Satanico gives Damien a standing figure 4 and concedes him. But the refsf are nowhere to be found. Damien then low blows Satanico and pins him. La Familia de Tijuana are the new trios champs.

Mr. Niebla is sitting when Atlantis and Black Warrior come in with soccer balls. They start playing around with them. Niebla reminds them of the trios matchup they have with the japanese and they have to be ready.

Mr. Niebla, Atlantis, & Black Warrior. vs Black Tiger, Masada, & Nosawa.

1st Fall: Starts as a fairly good tag match. Warrior gives Tiger 2 DDT's. Then a huricanrana pin to win this fall.

2nd Fall: Warrior gets his mask ripped by Tiger. Then a superplex then a front first suplex then pinned by Tiger. Masada and Nosawa submit Niebla together to a leg stretch.

3rd Fall: This fall is pretty good with the action going back and forth for a while. Until Warrior topes Tiger and unmasks him outside the ring. Niebla does a backward headbutt and ties Nosawa into his human knot hold and submits him. Atlantis submits Masada to an abdominal stretch.

Gigante Silva & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Apollo Dantes, Universo 2000, & Mascara Ano 2000.

1st Fall: Not good. Rayo does a top rope plancha on Universo. Silva splashes Ano, but the pin is broken up by Apollo, Silva then low blows Apollo and gets DQ'd.

Highlight Moments: Ricky Marvin does a corkscrew tope on Nitro. Damien does a airplane spin on El Hijo Del Santo. Santo does a tope on Halloween. Takemura delivers a spinkick to Dr. Wagner who is sitting on the top rope. Black Tiger does the 619 on Shocker, but the announcers credit the move as being invented by Ricky Marvin.

Dr. Wagner is dining with Apollo Dantes and Black Tiger. Saying he doesn't need either of them. They dispute that. Wagner says he only wants Atlantis, they can do want with the other two.

Mil Mascaras, Vampiro, & Atlantis vs Dr. Wagner Jr., Black Tiger, & Apollo Dantes.

1st Fall: Starts slow. Atlantis topes Apollo, Vampiro delivers a spin kick to Tiger on the top rope, and pins him. Mil submits Wagner to a bearhug.

2nd Fall: The rudos make a comeback. Tiger gives Vampiro 2 moonsaults and Wagner gives him a power bomb and pins him. Apollo splashes Atlantis and pins him.

3rd Fall: This fall ends fairly quick. Vampiro submits tiger to an Ab. Stretch. Mascaras splashes Apollo and pins him. Atlantis submits Wagner to a torture rack backbreaker. This wasn't bad, except when Mascaras was in.

Next Week: La Familia de Tijuana, Vampiro, Silva, Pierroth, Killer, Violencia, Juventud Guerrera, Fuerza Guerrera, Dr. Wagner, Blue Panther.


From the Verano de Escandulo Show:

Torneo de quatro caminos.

Heavy Metal, Hector Garza, Cibernetico, & Leatherface. vs Super Crazy, La Parka Jr., Mr. Aquila, & Latin Lover.

1 Fall: Aquila in the midst of turning rudo wouldn't tag in. Leatherface went to the back and returned with a 2 x 4 wrapped in barbed wire. Uses it on La Parka. Then he puts it in the ring. Then he empties his chainsaw's gasoline onto the board and then sets it and part of the ring on fire. He tried to put Latin into the fire but Latin gave him a drop toe hold and Leatherface went into the fire and briefly caught fire. Attendents put the fire out. La Parka did his comedy routine with Heavy and Cibernetico. Crazy and Aquila teamed up to give Leatherface a power bomb. Crazy gave him 3 moonsaults and pinned him. Aquila then turned on Crazy and the rest of his team. Uses a chair on laParka. Garza low blowed Latin then fakes a low blow, as ref. Tirantes went to Garza, Tirantes Jr. tripped his dad and raised Latin's hand. Rudos get DQ'd. Tecnicos win.

In the News: They show a figure dressed in white, attacking and using a chair on Los Vatos and the Black Family.

Tiffany saying that Lady Apache is finished and how she can't understand her obsession with Elctroshock she always gets beaten up. And says Electroshock and her are LLL and they will win.

4 Way Hair vs Hair match: Dandy, Electroshock, El Zorro, & Perro Aquayo Jr.

The loser gets his head shaved. A Kendo Stick and chair are used. Zorro and Electroshock bleed. Dandy low blows Zorro and pins him. but Tirantes Jr. DQ's him instead. Zorro's second Lady Apache interferes swinging a chiar but missed Electroshock and hits Perro Jr. who bleeds. Electroshock submits Perro Jr. Perro gives Dandy his double foot stomp and pins him. Dandy gets a haircut in the ring. The Tecnicos get beaten up after with the help of Pirata Morgan, and Sangre Chicana. Lady Apache also gets beaten up.

And That was it for this week.

2003 - WWE broadcast Raw from the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with Bill Goldberg & Shawn Michaels defeating Ric Flair, Randy Orton & Mark Henry in a handicap match when Goldberg pinned Henry with a Jackhammer. After the match, Michaels superkicked Goldberg as payback for Goldberg spearing him the week before.  However, the show is better remembered for Steve Austin running off Scott Steiner as he was threatening Stacy Keibler.  Then, during his customary beer bash, Austin gave Stacy a stunner when she refused to drink beer.

2006 - WWE Films' The Marine starring John Cena opened in theaters.  It ranked 6th for Friday evening, earning an estimated $2,250,000.   Over the course of it's theatrical run, the film made $22,165,608 worldwide.

2006 - WWE broadcast Smackdown.  Richard Tronfo filed the following TV report:

It is time to see the fallout from Sunday's No Mercy pay per view as the Smackdown brand returns to action. We saw the return of Chris Benoit as he faced William Regal. Will we see any surprised on tonight's Friday the Thirteenth episode of Smackdown? Will we hear from Kristal or Ashley about Tuesday night's Extreme Strip Poker? What is next for the MVP after his debut against Marty Garner? What is next for Rey Mysterio and Chavo Guerrero? Will King Booker restore his Court after Sir William Regal attacked him on Sunday? What is next for the tag team champions and how long will it be before we see them on television again? Will Gregory Helms wrestle anyone other than Matt Hardy and actually defend his Cruiserweight Title? Has the Miz recovered from his birthday surprise? (or more important, have we recovered from that surprise?)

We begin tonight's show with a look at No Mercy starting off with Undertaker getting disqualified against Ken Kennedy despite Kennedy hitting a piledriver. Then we see footage from the Rey Mysterio/Chavo Guerrero falls count anywhere match. Then we go to footage from the Fatal Four Way when King Booker retained his title.

We are live on tape from Jacksonville, Florida and your announcers are Michael Cole and JBL.

Before our first match, Ken Kennedy gets on the mic and he says that about a month ago he asked Teddy Long to be transferred to Raw because he had beaten everyone. Teddy said that Kennedy had not beaten the Undertaker. He beat the Undertaker at No Mercy. It does not matter how he beat the Undertaker because it is all about wins and losses. That is not good enough for Teddy as he has not been granted his release. Kennedy says that he is going to defend his title against a man he never beat on Smackdown. If he wins, he goes to Raw. He wants to see who his opponent is so he can beat him and get off this stupid show once and for all.

Match Number One: Ken Kennedy versus Chris Benoit for the United States Title
Kennedy attacks Benoit as Chris enters the ring. Benoit chops and punches Kennedy. Benoit with knees to Kennedy followed by a running knee to the chest. Benoit with another chop and forearm. Benoit with a snap suplex for a two count and Kennedy goes outside the ring to regroup. Benoit goes out after Kennedy and he connects with a forearm and then he brings Kennedy back into the ring. Kennedy tries for the Crippler Crossface but Kennedy gets to the ropes. Benoit with kicks and a forearm. Kennedy with a forearm, but Benoit responds with a forearm and chops. Benoit with an Irish whip and back body drop. Benoit with a front face lock and then he backs Kennedy into the corner and connects with a knee. Benoit with a German suplex and Kennedy goes outside the ring to catch a breather. Benoit goes out after Kennedy and Kennedy punches Benoit, but Benoit sends Kennedy's head into the ring apron. The action returns to the ring and Benoit slams Kennedy and then he tries for the Sharpshooter, but Kennedy gets to the ropes. Benoit with knees to Kennedy's head and a belly-to-back suplex for a two count. Kennedy with a rake of the eyes, but Benoit with a kick and then he drops Kennedy on the top rope and Kennedy goes to the apron. Benoit with punches and forearms, but Kennedy with a knee and punches. Kennedy sends Benoit's head into the turnbuckle. Kennedy goes up top and Benoit stops Kennedy and he hits a press slam. Benoit goes up top and he hits the diving head butt. Benoit locks in the Sharpshooter but Kennedy gets to the ropes. Benoit pulls Kennedy back into the ring and he locks in the Crippler Crossface but Kennedy is in the ropes. Kennedy leaves the ring and we go to commercial.

We are back and Benoit continues to dominate the match as he hits a head butt. Benoit with a punch and a knee to the head. Benoit with a forearm and an Irish whip, but Kennedy with a forearm to Benoit's back and then he sends Benoit shoulder first into the ring post. Kennedy wrings Benoit's arm into the post. Kennedy with a slam followed by an elbow drop for a two count. Kennedy works on the arm, but Benoit punches the champion. Kennedy sends Benoit shoulder first into the ring post one more time. Benoit chops Kennedy on the floor but Kennedy punches Benoit and they return to the ring. Benoit chops Kennedy but Kennedy hits Divorce Court on Benoit for a two count. Kennedy works on Benoit's injured arm. Kennedy puts Benoit in a hammer lock and then he slams Benoit with the arm in the hammer lock. Benoit with a double leg take down and he tries to put Kennedy into the Sharpshooter, but Kennedy powers out. Kennedy with a knee to Benoit's arm. Kennedy with a snap mare and then he returns to the arm. The Undertaker's music starts and the lights go blue at the Fist. Benoit chops Kennedy and then he sends Kennedy into the turnbuckle. Benoit with a German suplex and the Undertaker appears under the giant Fist. Benoit with the Hat Trick German suplex combination. Benoit puts Kennedy in the Crippler Crossface and Kennedy taps. We go to commercial.
Winner: Chris Benoit (new United States Champion)

We are back with a WWE 24/7 This Week in Wrestling History Moment. A look back at the problems between Vince McMahon and Steve Austin escalate in 1998 as Steve Austin destroys Vince's Corvette using a cement truck.

Cole and Bradshaw talk about the Raw Family Reunion. Cole mentions that it was the return of Vince McMahon. We see Vince's announcement that at Cyber Sunday, Booker T, John Cena, and the Big Show will wrestle to determine the "Champion of Champions."

We see King Booker and Queen Sharmell with Teddy "Thaddeus" Long. Booker wants to know why. As King and ruler of Smackdown and what he did by vanquishing Batista, Lashley, and Finlay at No Mercy; why does he have to defend the title next week? Booker says that Teddy is a smart man. Does he want Booker to get prepared for the match at Cyber Sunday because Teddy knows that Booker is the only man who can get the job done? Teddy tells Booker the reason why. Finlay defeated Booker last week, Lashley holds a victory over Booker as well; and so does Batista. Booker wants to know if Finlay is going to change his mind and then we have a stare down between Booker and Long. We go to commercial.

We are back and we get a look at Regal's bad day on Sunday while looking for Fit Finlay. We see Regal wearing ketchup and mustard after confronting Vito. Then we see footage of Regal's match with Benoit.

Match Number Two: Sir William Regal versus Lady Vito
Regal with a kick and forearms. Regal with a back elbow and side head lock take down. Vito with a head scissors and Regal goes out of the ring. Vito punches Regal on the apron and then Vito tries to suplex Regal back into the ring but Regal blocks it and he pulls Vito out of the ring. Regal with a kick to the head that sends Vito into the ring steps. Regal rolls Vito back into the ring and he kicks, punches, and knees Vito followed by crossfaces and forearms to the head. Regal with a full nelson but Vito gets out of the hold. Regal with a half nelson suplex for a two count. Regal with forearms and punches to Vito in the corner. The referee tells Regal to back off while Vito staggers into the corner. Regal with a hard Irish whip followed by a knee to the back and a rear chin lock. Vito gets to the ropes. Vito with punches to Regal followed by a back body drop. Regal charges into knees from Vito followed by a kick. Vito goes up top and he pulls up his dress but misses an elbow drop. Regal gets a two count. Regal and Vito exchange punches and forearms. Regal tries for a sunset flip and Vito does not go over and he drops down to get the three count.
Winner: Vito

Bobby Lashley is in the interview area and he is asked if he can handle the pressure of being the champion. Bobby says that apparently Cole does not know him because he does not scream or yell and say outlandish things. He just goes out and does thing. He has wrestled in world championship matches as an amateur. He earned his shot to be the number one contender. Next week, they will probably be asking him how it will feel to face King Booker for the title. Then the following week, he says that they will probably be asking him how it feels to be the champion. He welcomes pressure. We go to commercial.

We are back and before our next match, Montel Vontavious Porter gets a mic. Porter says that we have a problem, an MVP sized problem. He says that there is no competition for him on Smackdown. He says that Teddy Long is playing him and trying to make him look stupid. Porter says that his opponent was a world renowned fighting machine, but he defeated him. For his wrestling debut on Smackdown, he is begging for some competition, someone he can sink his teeth into. Someone who can make him work.

Teddy Long comes out and he does the walk of the swinging arms to the ring. Teddy says that MVP wants some competition and someone he can sink his teeth into. After this match, he might not have any teeth. Teddy says that it is going to get hot in here.

Match Number Three: Montel Vontavious Porter versus Kane
Porter and Kane stand face to face, but he backs away. Porter stops the referee from calling for the bell and he stretches. Porter claims that he has something in his eye but Kane goes after him on the floor and he sends Porter into the ringside barrier and the ring apron. Kane with an uppercut and kicks to Porter's head. Kane hot shots Porter on the ringside barrier. Kane sends Porter into the ring post and then he punches Porter on the floor. Kane slams Porter's head into the ring steps. Porter with a rake of the eyes and he goes to the back.

Since his movie is being released tonight, it is time to take a look at John Cena visiting Parris Island.

Before our next match, Vickie Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero come out. Chavo says that they came out to say hello and he promises that they will not interfere in the match. We go to commercial.

Match Number Four: Jamie Noble versus Rey Mysterio
We join the match in progress and Noble and Mysterio exchange forearms. Noble with a knee to Mysterio followed by a forearm to the back. Rey with a satellite head scissors but Noble sends Rey into the turnbuckles. Noble with a chop but Rey with a series of kicks. Noble with a hard Irish whip followed by a forearm. Noble charges into a boot, but Noble with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Noble with a slam followed by a snap leg drop for a near fall. Noble with a rear chin lock. Noble hits a running knee to the head and he gets a two count. Noble with a rear waist lock and then he tries for a butterfly suplex but Rey blocks it. Noble with a sunset flip but Rey rolls through and he kicks Noble. Rey with a quebrada for a two count. Rey with a rana to Noble and then he hits a springboard senton splash. Noble with a scoop power slam to Rey for a two count. Rey flips out of a belly-to-back suplex and he gives Noble a drop toe hold and Rey hits the 619 and a springboard leg drop for the three count.
Winner: Rey Mysterio

After the match, Chavo congratulates Rey for his victory and then he wants to know if Rey is proud. He wants to know if Rey is proud of driving Chavo to the lowest point of his career. Rey wants to know what Chavo is trying to say. Chavo says that he is lower now than he was when he quit wrestling. When he thinks about losing to Rey at No Mercy and the Raw Reunion, it makes him sick. Rey says that Chavo is going crazy and he is losing it. Chavo says that as long as they are on the same brand, it is not over. The only way to finish this is to have one of them quit. Chavo challenges Rey to an "I Quit" match next week. If Chavo loses, he will quit; but if Rey loses, he must quit. Rey reminds Chavo that he beat Chavo on Sunday and Monday. Now Rey know if Chavo wants to get beat again. Vickie says that she figured this out. The difference between Eddie and Rey is not in their last name. She says that Eddie had balls. Rey says that he will prove to both of them what Rey Mysterio is about. Rey promises that the words "Quit" will be coming out of Chavo's mouth. We go to commercial.

We are back and Maryse welcomes us back to Smackdown.

Match Number Five: Paul London, Brian Kendrick, and Jimmy Wang Yang versus KC James, Idol Stevens, and Sylvan
Sylvan and Kendrick start things off and Sylvan sends Kendrick into his corner. Kendrick fights his way out of the corner and all six men are in the ring until Kendrick, London, and Yang clear the ring. London and Yang with suicide dives onto Stevens and James. Kendrick comes off the ropes but Sylvan hits a clothesline and he follows that with knees. Sylvan chokes Kendrick in the ropes. Stevens holds Kendrick and James hits a knee to the back from the second turnbuckle. Sylvan tags in and he kicks Kendrick. Sylvan knocks Yang off the apron and then he hits a fallaway slam for a two count. Kendrick with a forearm and then he tags in Yang. Yang with clotheslines followed by a jumping back kick and a running spin kick. James breaks up the cover and that also brings in London and Stevens. Stevens and James charge at London, but London low bridges and Stevens and James go over the top rope to the floor. London hits a pescado. Kendrick hits a face buster from a neck breaker position and then Yang hits an Asai moonsault for the three count.
Winners: Paul London, Brian Kendrick, and Jimmy Wang Yang

Time for the Raw Rebound.

Sir Fit Finlay is in the interview area and he is asked what type of a world champion he will be assuming he can get past his opponents tonight. Finlay questions Cole "assuming" and he threatens to come to the ring to attack Cole. Finlay says that he will be the best champion you will ever see because he will be a fighting champion. After he wins, people will not be kissing his feet. He will knock out Lashley''s teeth and he will beat Batista. We go to commercial.

We are back and Batista is in the interview area. He is asked about the roadblocks placed in front of him. Batista says that he does not want the title handed to him. He does not care if he has to go through two guys, or walk through walls. He is on a mission to regain his title.

We go to a video package on The Marine.

King Booker and Queen Sharmell come out to watch the main event as we go to commercial.

We are back with the Slam of the Week: Batista laying everyone out with spinebusters last week on Smackdown.

Match Number Six: Bobby Lashley versus Batista versus Sir Fit Finlay in a Number One Contender Match
Batista and Lashley stare each other down and then they look at Finlay and both men go after Finlay. Batista and Lashley with a double back elbow and Finlay goes out of the ring. Batista with shoulders to Lashley in the corner. Lashley runs Batista into the corner and Lashley with elbows. Lashley misses a charge into the corner, but Lashley with a kick. Lashley and Batista each with kicks to the head and both men are down. Finlay returns to the ring and he drops elbows and kicks Batista and Lashley. Finlay throws Batista out of the ring and then he hits Finlay with a European uppercut, kick, and knee drop. Lashley gets Finlay up and he hits a running power slam. Little Bastard comes into the ring and he stops the referee from making the count. Lashley chases the Little Bastard around the ring. Finlay leaps over the Little Bastard on the floor, but he is met with a clothesline from Finlay. We go to commercial.

We are back and Finlay has Lashley in a rear chin lock. We see footage of Lashley sending Batista into the ring post. Finlay kicks Lashley in the leg while Lashley responds with punches to Finlay. Batista returns to the ring and he punches Finlay and Lashley. Batista with a back elbow to Finlay and then he hits a standing power slam to Finlay and then he clotheslines Finlay over the top rope to the floor. Batista with a spinebuster to Lashley and then he sets for the Batista Bomb, but he takes too long and Finlay with a clothesline. Finlay and Lashley work on Batista on the floor, but Batista fights back. Batista slams Lashley and then Finlay into the ring steps. Batista rearranges the announce table. Batista gets Finlay up for an apparent power slam through the announce table, but Lashley kicks Batista. Batista tries to do the same to Lashley but Finlay kicks him. Finlay and Lashley with a double spinebuster and they sends Batista through the table. Lashley wants Finlay to come into the ring. Finlay with forearms and a short arm clothesline to Lashley. Finlay with a series of European uppercut. Lashley with a forearm, but Finlay goes for the eyes. Lashley with punches to Finlay. Lashley misses a drop kick when Finlay holds on to the ropes. Finlay with a senton splash and then he sends Lashley into the ring post. Finlay hits the Kryptonite Krunch on Lashley but Batista pulls Finlay out of the ring. Finlay kicks Batista in the head and then throws a part of the announce table at Batista. Finlay returns to the ring and Lashley with punches and a back elbow in the corner. Lashley presses Finlay over his head but Batista with a spear to Lashley. Batista clothesline Lashley when Finlay moves out of the way. Finlay with a clothesline to Batista but he can only get a two count. Little Bastard rolls a chair into the ring and then when the referee deals with the chair, Finlay hits Lashley with the shillelagh. Batista blocks Finlay's attempt to hit him with the shillelagh and then he hits a spinebuster and Batista Bomb for the three count.
Winner: Batista

After the match, Michael Cole tells King Booker that John Cena and Big Show will be there to watch their match. We go to credits.

2008 - Karen Angle and Johnny Devine both departed TNA.  Devine has yet to return but Angle, now Karen Jarrett, would return to an on air role years later.

2008 -Johnny Knoxville and the cast of Jackass were the guest hosts on Raw.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We are less than two weeks from the interactive pay per view that you don’t even need a computer to vote. We already know three matches for the pay per view. Will any new matches be announced tonight? What will Chris Jericho to get ready for his match against Batista? What is next for CM Punk as he continues to battle against Randy Orton and his rag tag group of second generation wrestlers? What is next for Randy Orton and what will he talk about this week? Will we see one of the other couples on the Raw brand challenge Santino and Beth for supremacy? What will Mike Adamle do on this week’s show? Will we see any more video packages about John Cena? What will happen when Johnny Knoxville faces the Great Khali in a WWE ring?

Chris Jericho is with Mike Adamle and he says that Mike did not keep up his bargain. Mike said that Chris was temporarily in charge. Mike says that if it wasn’t for him, Chris Jericho wouldn’t be the champion. Mike says that Batista will pick Chris Jericho’s opponent and Jericho will choose Batista’s opponent. Jericho says that he is the brand’s biggest asset. Chris says that he will go over Adamle’s head to Shane and Stephanie. Adamle says that Shane and Stephanie turn off their phones during the show

Chris Jericho is walking in the back and he sees Candice Michelle and Mickie James text. Jamie Noble is with them and he is not texting.

We are live from Anaheim, California and your announcers are Michael ‘Does anyone know of a show on Thursday nights that pushes the WWE product for two hours’ Cole and Jerry ‘I work a few matches a year, where is my title match’ Lawler.

Chris Jericho comes out and he wants to make something clear. It is bad enough that he has to face Batista in two weeks at Cyber Sunday, but Mike Adamle has given the power to the WWE Universe to choose his referee. Every choice is flawed. He called Randy Orton irrelevant and this would give him the chance to be relevant. Then there is Shawn Michaels. Chris goes through the list of things he did to Shawn and says that Shawn could not be impartial. Then there is Steve Austin. Jericho reminds us that he beat the Rock and Steve Austin to become the first Undisputed Champion. He says that Austin would give him a stunner. Jericho says that it is not right and he wants Shane and Stephanie to abolish these stipulations. His reign should not end due to an unbiased official, or a biased one. It should not be due to the hypocrites and their cell phones. By not getting rid of the stipulations, they are giving Batista the title.

Shawn Michaels interrupts Jericho and he comes out. Shawn eventually makes his way to the ring at an Orton/Nash pace. Shawn tells Chris that nothing would thrill him more than to be able to tell him that if he is voted as the special referee at Cyber Sunday, that he would put their differences aside and he would call things down the middle. Shawn says that it would be better for Jericho to win so he can challenge him for the title and win it from Jericho. Shawn says that he cannot tell Jericho that. If he is voted in as referee, he will make sure that Cyber Sunday is the worst day of his life. Shawn says that he is not a politician and he is not going to beg for votes. He says that he will do what Obama and McCain want to do to each other. Michaels punches Jericho and Jericho leaves the ringside area.

Jericho returns and he says that he decided who Batista’s opponent will be tonight, and Batista will face Shawn Michaels. We go to commercial.

We are back with a WWE Rewind: Matt Hardy and Rey versus Mark Henry and Kane from last week.

We get to choose the stipulation for Rey Mysterio and Kane’s match at Cyber Sunday. They are Falls Count Anywhere, No Holds Barred, or Two out of Three Falls Match.

We see Johnny Knoxville in the crowd.

Match Number One: Rey Mysterio and Matt Hardy versus Kane and Mark Henry with Tony Atlas
Hardy and Henry start things off and Hardy with punches to Henry as he avoids Henry. Hardy with running forearms but Henry stays up. Henry with a slam but he misses an elbow drop. Hardy with an elbow from the turnbuckles and he hits a second one. Hardy sets for a third one and he turns it into a tornado DDT for a two count. Hardy waves his arms for the Twist of Fate but Henry escapes the hold. Hardy punches Kane but that allows Henry to hit Hardy from behind. Henry with a punch and Kane is tagged in. Kane with punches to Hardy and then he connects with a running shoulder into the corner. Kane with a hard Irish whip and Henry is tagged in.

Henry with forearms to the back and then he works on the neck. Henry with a neck vise on Hardy followed by a forearm. Henry with a big boot to a charging Hardy. Kane tags in and he gets a near fall. Kane with a reverse chin lock. Kane with an Irish whip but he charges into a boot. Kane with a punch to Hardy and then he tries for a power slam but Hardy counters with a double underhook DDT and both men are down. Rey is tagged in and he hits the springboard seated splash and drop kick followed by a double stomp. Rey with a tilt-a-whirl inverted DDT for a near fall. Rey with a baseball slide that knocks Henry off the apron. Kane falls victim to a rana and Kane falls into the ropes for a 619. Henry catches Hardy but Rey with a splash that takes them down. Henry and Hardy fight to the back while Rey comes off the turnbuckles and Kane with a kick to the chest for the three count.
Winner: Kane

After the match, Kane attacks Rey and then he tries to choke slam Rey to the floor but Rey gets out of the hold and he drop kicks Kane out of the ring.

Batista is in the interview area with Todd Grisham. Todd asks about Batista’s match against Shawn Michaels. Batista says that Jericho knows what he is doing because of the problems between them and that Shawn has a lot of pent up anger. If Shawn tries something, he will beat Shawn to the punch.

We go to commercial.

Before our next match, Bradshaw addresses the crowd. He says everywhere he goes, the topic he hears is about the economy. Will banks fail, will he lose his house, what will happen to my 401(k). There is a light at the end of the title. Congress with the wonderful bailout plan ensure that his good friends Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi will make sure that he keeps all of his money, but he is making bank. That is because the poor will always be there. The rich must be taken care of. Bradshaw says that he is a real American.

Cue the music and it is Haas Hogan.

Match Number Two: John Bradshaw Layfield JBLimo versus Haas Hogan
Haas rips off his shirt and he says that he is going to break Bradshaw in half . . . brother. Bradshaw with a kick and he slams Haas into the turnbuckle and punches him. Bradshaw slams Haas’s head into the turnbuckles. Haas starts to Haas up and he does the finger point of doom. Haas with punches followed by a big boot. It is the time for the leg drop of kind of doom but Bradshaw gets up and Bradshaw hits the Clothesline from Wall Street for the three count.
Winner: Bradshaw

Todd Grisham is in the crowd and he is with Johnny Knoxville. He is with Chris Pontius. Todd asks them why they are here and Johnny talks about the invitation from the Great Khali. After seeing some photos, Todd asks if Johnny is doing his best to be friends with Khali. Knoxville says that he is waiting for the midgets. We go to commercial.

We are back and this week’s ‘Look at Us’ Fact was about ECW.

Time for the update on John Cena with another video package. We hear comments from some of the guys about how passionate about the business Cena is. We see some footage of the people who are not fans of John Cena, including some footage from ECW One Night Stand.

Randy Orton comes out and he says that he finds it kind of funny that nobody had any kind words to say about him when he got hurt. Orton says that he broke his collarbone and finished his match against Triple H. He says that he is not John Cena and he likes that. Orton tells people not to vote for him so he does not get injured. Orton says that it does not matter who he faces when he challenges for the title because he will win the title. Orton says that the fans will have no say over that. Orton goes to the back.

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

Match Number Three: Batista versus Shawn Michaels in a Jericho picks the opponent for Batista Match

Before the match starts, Jericho appears on the TitanTron and he says that it is a lumberjack match.

We go to commercial.

We are back and the match has already started. Michaels with a side head lock and Batista with a shoulder tackle. Batista with a kick and he tries for the Batista Bomb, but Michaels goes to the floor and he punches a lumberjack before returning to the ring. Michaels with a figure four leg lock. We see Jericho watching in the back. Batista tries to reverse the hold and he succeeds and Michaels releases the hold. Batista with elbows to Michaels but Michaels with a swinging neck breaker. Michaels with a boot to Batista’s head. Michaels with a chop to Batista. Batista with an Irish whip and running clothesline into the corner. Batista with elbows in the corner followed by an Irish whip. Michaels lands on top of the turnbuckles and then Batista kicks Michaels. Batista with a running power slam for a near fall.

Batista with a body scissors and reverse chin lock to Michaels but Michaels gets out of the hold and he punches Batista. Batista with a back body drop to Michaels for a near fall. Batista with a back breaker for a near fall. Batista returns to the body scissors and reverse chin lock. Michaels makes it to the ropes. Batista with a forearm to the back and Michaels goes down. Batista with another forearm to the back. Batista with an Irish whip and he connects with a few punches. Michaels gets his boots up for the next Batista charge into the corner. Michaels gets a near fall and both men are having a hard time getting back to their feet. Batista with a clothesline to Michaels and Batista can only get a two count. Michaels with a knee to Batista. Batista tries to throw Michaels out of the ring but Michaels skins the cat and he runs into a Black Hole Slam. Batista clotheslines Michaels over the top rope to the floor and Mark Henry with a bear hug to Michaels before returning him to the ring. Batista can only get a two count as we go to commercial.

We are back and Batista has Michaels in a bear hug as the match continues. Batista runs Michaels into the corner and he connects with a shoulder. Michaels with chops to Batista followed by an Irish whip and the Michaels flip. Batista charges at Michaels but Michaels moves and Batista goes outside the ring. Orton wants to kick Batista in the head but he misses. Batista returns to the ring and Michaels with a flying forearm and it is time for a nip up. Michaels goes up top and Bradshaw pushes him off the top turnbuckle. Batista with a spinebuster and it is time to shake the ropes. Batista sets for the Batista Bomb but Michaels punches Batista and both men go over the top rope to the floor.

All of the lumberjacks attack Michaels and Batista until they can get back to the ring and the referee calls for the bell.
No Contest

Batista with a spinebuster to Manu. Shawn hits Sweet Chin Music on Bradshaw. Batista sets for a spear on Michaels, but Michaels moves out of the way and Mark Henry gets speared.

We see Chris Jericho in the locker room and he is not happy with what he just saw.

Michaels and Batista approach the center of the ring and Batista offers his hand to Michaels and Michaels shakes it.

We see the options for Triple H’s opponent at Cyber Sunday. It will be Jeff Hardy, Vladimir Kozlov, or both men in a Triple Threat Match.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Santino Marella and Beth Phoenix come to the ring. We see Santino’s three options. Santino unveils the Honk-A-Meter for this week. Just a reminder that the Honky Donky Man was Intercontinental Champion for 64 weeks, while he has been champion for 9 weeks. That means that he will be a few weeks away in a year. If you type in the racists term the Honky Donky Man. Or he can face one of two cross dressers. He can face Goldendust or Rodney The Piper.

Santino seeks the Jackass in the crowd and he wants Johnny Knocksville to come to the ring. Johnny enters the ring. Santino asks Johnny what was he thinking making fun of the Great Khali. Johnny says that the dudes always get asked about theirs. Beth does not appreciate Johnny’s comment and she slaps him and then Beth with a power slam to Johnny. Santino and Beth leave and Hornswoggle appears and he hits a frog splash on Johnny. Chris Pontius tries to help Johnny up. Big Dick Johnson comes to the ring. Johnson and Pontius have a Party Boy dance off.

The Boogeyman’s music plays and the Boogeyman appears in the ring. Boogeyman attacks Pontius with a clothesline and it is time for Chris to get some worms regurgitated into his mouth.

Johnny says that wasn’t too bad. The Great Khali’s music plays and he comes out with Runjin Singh. Johnny and Khali laugh about something and then Johnny says the wrong thing and it is time for the Khali Krush into a vertical choke slam.

Shad and Kelly are walking in the back and they see JTG ‘borrowing’ something. He takes a Ducks hockey mask. We go to commercial.

We are back with the Slam of the Week: Kelly versus Jillian in the worst commentary segment ever.

We are back and John Morrison is on the mic and they will prove that they are more gangsta than Cryme Tyme. Morrison raps with Miz and Jillian joins in.

Match Number Four: John Morrison, Mike Mizanin, and Jillian Hall versus Cryme Tyme and Kelly Kelly
Kelly and Jillian start things off and Jillian with an arm bar and forearms. Kelly with a kick and forearms. Kelly with a clothesline for a near fall. Kelly with more forearms and a tilt-a-whirl head scissors. Miz tags in and so does JTG. JTG with a knee and snap mare followed by a leap frog neck breaker. JTG with a drop kick. Jillian screams to distract JTG and that allows Miz to hit a drop toe hold. Morrison tags in for a forearm and slingshot elbow. Morrison kicks JTG in the ribs and then he hits a neck breaker for a near fall. JTG punches Morrison and tags in Shad. Shad with clotheslines to Morrison followed by an Irish whip and running back elbow. Shad with a spinebuster for a near fall. All six are in and the women fight to the floor. JTG hits Morrison with the hockey mask and Shad with an STO for the three count.
Winners: Cryme Tyme and Kelly Kelly

We go to commercial.

We are back and did you know that Smackdown was on MyNetwork TV? Watch this week to see Jeff Hardy versus Vladimir Kozlov.

Michael Cole almost spoke over the latest WWE we are awesome tidbit. We also found out that Undertaker will face Big Show and we will find out the stipulation on Friday night.

We go to footage from No Mercy when Big Show knocked out a Deadman.

Time to run through the card for Cyber Sunday.

We go to an Earlier Tonight moment from the Lumberjack Match.

Match Number Five: Chris Jericho versus CM Punk in a Batista Chooses the Opponent Match

Batista says that there is a special guest referee and it is him.

Jericho has some words for the new referee and Punk with a rollup for a near fall. Punk with arm drags and a clothesline that sends Jericho over the top rope to the floor. Jericho goes to the back but the referee will not have that happen on his watch. Punk with kicks followed by a knee to the midsection. Punk with knees to Jericho. Jericho with an Irish whip and Punk with an Anaconda Vice in the ropes. Batista watches while Punk releases the hold. Punk goes up top and hits a cross body but only gets a two count. Punk with a kick to the chest and Jericho goes down. Punk with a belly-to-back suplex and then he goes up to the second turnbuckle but Jericho pulls Punk off the turnbuckles. Jericho with a kick to the head followed by a forearm to the head. Jericho yells at the referee and then he hits a suplex. Jericho with a senton splash for a near fall. Jericho with an enzuigiri followed by a snap mare into a reverse chin lock. Jericho with a knee to Punk. Jericho tries for the bulldog but Punk sends Jericho into the turnbuckles. Punk with punches to Jericho followed by a roundhouse kick. Punk with a leg lariat but Punk misses the knee into the corner. Jericho tries for the Walls of Jericho but Punk with an inside cradle for a two count. Punk with the knee into the ropes followed by the bulldog and then Punk gets Jericho up for the Go To Sleep. Jericho with the Codebreaker but Batista got something in his contact lens and he stops at two. Jericho yells at Batista and Batista gives Jericho a Batista Bomb. Punk covers Jericho and gets the three count.
Winner: CM Punk

2009 - Torrie Wilson was hospitalized after a bad reaction to medication she was taking.

2009 - Matt Hardy appeared on an episode of SyFy's Scare Tactics.

2009 - Dragon Gate USA released their very first DVD release "Open the Historic Gate."

2009 - WWE broadcast ECW on SyFy.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We are live on tape from Lexington, Kentucky and your announcers are Matt ‘How about that Hell’s Kitchen finale’ Striker and Josh ‘I swear to cow’ Mathews.

Match Number One: Ezekiel Jackson with Vladimir Kozlov versus Goldust

They lock up and Goldust with a side head lock but Jackson with a back elbow but he misses a series of elbow drops but Goldust does not miss with a punch or a knee from the apron. Goldust hits a clothesline from the top turnbuckle for a near fall. They lock up again and Goldust with another side head lock. Goldust with a kick and punches but Jackson with a clothesline. Jackson sends Goldust into the turnbuckles and then he punches him some more. Jackson with a running knee into the corner and then he pulls Goldust into the center of the ring for a near fall. Jackson with a bear hug and Goldust punches his way out of the hold but Jackson with a forearm to the top of the head for a near fall. Jackson with a double overhook followed by a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Jackson continues to work on the back but Goldust with a series of kicks to the leg. Jackson tries for a cross body into the corner but Goldust catches him but he cannot keep Jackson up and Zeke gets a near fall. Goldust with a series of punches followed by a jawbreaker and then he gets pushed out of the corner. Goldust with an uppercut and a flying clothesline. Goldust with a bulldog for a near fall. Goldust with a Flatline and then he goes up top but Vladimir gets on the apron to distract the referee and that allows Jackson to knock Goldust off the turnbuckles. Jackson with a uranage for the three count.
Winner: Ezekiel Jackson

After the match, Vlad and Zeke celebrate and then Kozlov with a spinebuster to Goldust.

We see footage from last week when Yoshi Tatsu defeated William Regal and Christian got attacked by Regal, Kozlov, and Jackson since they are in the main even tonight.

We go to commercial.

We are back and William Regal is in the back and his partner Zack Ryder says hello. He says that Regal is threatened by him and they know that Zack is a better challenger for the title. Ryder says that Regal isn’t as tough without his goons around, but Zeke and Vlad come up behind Zack. Regal tells the blithering idiot that he is lucky that he didn’t do more to him last week. Regal says that the general manager is getting back at him by forcing him to tag with Zack. Regal tells Ryder to do exactly what he tells him. Regal and his buddies leave.

Sheamus comes to the ring and he says that last week on Superstars he had a match with Shelton Benjamin. While Shelton won the match by disqualification, it does not do justice to what really happened. We go to the footage from the match and see the work that Sheamus did on the shoulder. Sheamus says that a lot of people asked him why he did what he did. Sheamus has a story to tell the fans. Sheamus says that Shelton came to WWE with some of the greatest god given ability, but he has done nothing with it. He has been toiling in mediocrity. Sheamus mentions that Shelton has never been to the top of the WWE while Sheamus says that he will make it to the top. He says that you need to lead, follow, or get out of the way.

Paul Burchill and Katie Lea Burchill walk in the back as we go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Paul Burchill with Katie Lea Burchill versus Hurricane

They lock up and Burchill with a waist lock take down. Hurricane with an arm drag into a side head lock. Hurricane with a shoulder tackle but Burchill stays up. Hurricane sends Burchill through the ropes to the floor. Hurricane with a pescado onto Burchill. Hurricane with a front face lock but Burchill with a kick and then he tries to send Hurricane into the turnbuckles. Burchill sends Hurricane to the apron and Burchill catches him when he tries to return to the ring. Burchill with a shoulder that sends Hurricane to the floor. Burchill sends Hurricane’s shoulder into the ring apron and gets a near fall when they return to the ring. Burchill with an arm bar and then he drops Hurricane’s arm on his shoulder. Burchill continues to work on the arm and shoulder. Hurricane with punches and an arm drag followed by a kick. Hurricane with more punches but Burchill with a knee. Hurricane with a Thesz press and punches. Burchill charges into an uppercut and then Hurricane with a rana for a near fall. Burchill with a divorce court for a two count. Burchill puts Hurricane on the turnbuckles and tries for a superplex but Hurricane blocks it and drops Burchill to the mat. Hurricane with a cross body for a near fall. Burchill sends Hurricane’s shoulder into the turnbuckle. Hurricane punches Burchill and Hurricane tries for a super rana from the turnbuckles but Burchill holds on to the ropes. Burchill with a jackhammer for the three count.
Winner: Paul Burchill

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at the Iron Man Match coming to you at Bragging Rights because Hell in a Cell wasn’t enough to finish this feud.

Now it is time to run through the card for Bragging Rights.

We go to the locker room where Yoshi Tatsu is getting ready for his match. Christian asks Yoshi if he is ready to go but Yoshi is in the zone. Yoshi says that he is focused and nervous. Christian asks Yoshi why he is nervous and Yoshi speaks in Japanese. Christian tells Yoshi that he should be the number one contender. We go to commercial.

Match Number Three: Yoshi Tatsu and Christian versus William Regal and Zack Ryder

Yoshi and Ryder start things off and Ryder with a knee after locking up and then Ryder with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Ryder blocks a hip toss but Yoshi with a Japanese arm drag and a regular arm drag into an arm bar. Christian is tagged in and he hits a double sledge from the turnbuckles and then he puts Ryder in a side head lock. Christian with a shoulder tackle for a near fall. He hits another shoulder tackle and gets another near fall. Ryder sends Christian into the turnbuckles and then Ryder responds with kicks and then he chokes the champ in the corner. Christian with punches but Ryder runs Christian into the turnbuckles. Ryder with forearms to Christian but he misses a charge and Christian with the pendulum kick. Christian throws Ryder out of the ring and then while Regal checks on Ryder, Christian hits a baseball slide into Regal and he collides with Ryder. Christian with the springboard cross body onto Regal and we go to commercial.

We are back and Christian with a kip up and a near fall on Regal. Christian with a punch and shoulder in the corner. Christian follows that with a snap mare and kick to the back. Regal with an Irish whip and forearm to the head. Ryder tags in and he kicks Christian in the ribs and gets a near fall. Ryder with a rear chin lock. Christian tries to get out of the hold but Ryder takes him down and Regal tags in and he punches Christian and then connects with a European uppercut and forearms. Christian with the corkscrew elbow from the turnbuckles and then he tags in Yoshi. Ryder tags in as well and Yoshi with a series of chops and running knees into the corner. Yoshi tries for the rolling snap mare but Ryder avoids the hold. Yoshi with a spin kick for a near fall. Yoshi with the rolling snap mare and kick to the head for a near fall. Ryder with a forearm to the back and then he draws Christian in to allow Ryder and Regal to double team Yoshi. Ryder with a neckbreaker for a near fall and Regal is tagged back in. Regal with knees to the head followed by forearms. Regal with a forearm across the check and then he rakes the face of Yoshi. Regal with a back elbow and a near fall. Ryder tags in and he connects with a forearm followed by kicks. Ryder with a rear chin lock but Yoshi returns to his feet and he elbows Ryder but cannot make the tag to Christian. Ryder brings Yoshi into his corner and he tags Regal back into the match and Regal with a forearm and uppercut.

Yoshi with an uppercut of his own and they exchange uppercuts until Regal with a kick to Yoshi and he gets a near fall. Regal with a side head lock and then he tags Ryder in. Ryder with a head butt to Yoshi and he continues to work on the head using the turnbuckles. Ryder with a boot to the head and he gets a near fall. Ryder runs into a boot from Yoshi and then Yoshi takes Ryder down. Both men try to make the tag and Christian does so. Christian punches Ryder but Ryder with a kick. Christian with a leaping spin kick and an inverted DDT followed by a forearm to the head. Christian with a back kick and sunset flip from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Christian sets for the Killswitch but Ryder with a head butt and a leap frog leg drop for a near fall. Christian with a tornado DDT but Regal breaks up the cover. Yoshi takes care of Regal and they fight to the floor. Regal sends Yoshi into the ring post while Christian hits a missile drop kick. Regal distracts Christian when he goes up a second time and Ryder with a press slam. Regal makes the blind tag and while Regal and Ryder argue, Christian punches Regal and then Ryder drops Regal on the top rope allowing Christian to hit the Killswitch and get the three count.
Winners: Yoshi Tatsu and Christian

2010 - The cause of death for Luna Vachon was released.  Her death was listed as an "accidental overdose" of anti-anxiety and painkillers.

2010 - Former WWE World champion The Great Khali signed on to join the cast of "Big Boss House", the Indian version of Big Brother.

2010 - Actor and producer Freddie Prinze, Jr. once again began working for World Wrestling Entertainment, has confirmed. Prinze officially returned to the company as of Monday and will be working as a "producer and director" for WWE.  Prinze, a lifelong wrestling fan who has long been a regular at major WWE shows, worked on the WWE Creative team for several months in 2009 before opting to leave the company. Prinze later returned to appear as a "Guest Host" on Raw last August, during which he was laid out by Randy Orton in an angle.  After leaving the company, Prinze spoke highly of it and its performers while doing media to promote his post-WWE acting role on the FOX series "24."

2010 - Paul Heyman's marketing and production agency "Looking for Larry" signed on with EA Sports for a series of viral videos to promote the upcoming EA Sports MMA videogame.  The first of those videos, featuring Frank Shamrock in a film titled "Retirement Sucks", was posted online.  The video, using music from the classic film "Raging Bull" in a black and white format, is of a similar tone video the original ECW produced in 1994 for The Sandman.  In the film, Shamrock is seen rocking in a chair while discussing past battles against Randy Couture and potential battles against adopted brother Ken Shamrock.  He then challenges players to "enter the cage."  Even for a novice MMA fan, the film is infectious and it's the type of thing Heyman produced at arguably his peak as a booker within pro wrestling.   The irony of watching the video was that Heyman was extremely close to a deal with TNA, only to back away when he (according to public statements made by Heyman), wasn't given the assurances of power he would need to change the company from within.  Instead, he's now taking his style of personality driven production and showcasing it in another, similar genre, leaving everyone to wonder "What if?" (or perhaps "What could have been?") had the TNA deal been made.

2011 - TNA broadcast Impact Wrestling.  Stu Carapola filed the following TV report:

Welcome to's TNA Impact Wrestling report, the final TV episode prior to this Sunday's Bound For Glory PPV from Philadelphia, PA.

Impact Wrestling kicks off with a video catching us up to speed on the Hulk Hogan retirement attempt and Sting exposing it as a farce.

TNA champion Kurt Angle comes to the ring in street clothes and calls out Bobby Roode, saying he wanted to have one last talk before their showdown on Sunday. Roode obliged and made his way to the ring. It’s ridiculous how much better the show visually looks outside of Orlando.

Angle told Roode that a month ago, he used his stroke to book Roode against Fortune to break him mentally and physically but Roode passed with flying colors. Angle said that he’s not a member of Fortune, but Kurt Angle the greatest wrestler to ever lace up a pair of boots. Angle said that beating Fortune was impressive, rattling off his own accomplishments as a champion wrestler. He said that for the last five years, he’s dominated TNA with no help and proves he’s the best every night he’s in the ring. He promised that at Bound for Glory, he would prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that he’s the greatest wrestler of all time.

He offered Roode his hand and Roode looked to take it, then pulled away. He took a mic of his own and said they both know what it takes to be a champion. He said it takes heart. He said they can tear the house down at the PPV but at the end of the night, it’s going to be the man with the bigger heart that is going to survive. He said that Angle had the heart in 1996 to overcome a broken neck and win a gold medal. He said that Angle had the better heart his entire career and is a machine but at Bound for Glory, Roode wants to find out who has the bigger heart and who’s going to take this company to the next level. Roode said that he proposed no games and no interference at the PPV and they find out who the better wrestler is that night. Awesome promo from Roode.

Angle said that what Roode wants is what he gets. They shook hands. Really effective segment to sell the importance of the TNA title at the PPV. Say what you will about TNA but they have done a great job building to the title match.

As Angle walked away, he said that he forgot to tell Roode that he’s been booked by Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff against Gunner and Jeff Jarrett in a handicap match. I could have done without that as the segment was strong enough without it.

Backstage, Rob Van Dam and AJ Styles were brawling in the back with Jerry Lynn and Christopher Daniels. Lynn threw Van Dam into a wall and they doubled on Styles as they went to commercial.

Jerry Lynn & Christopher Daniels vs. AJ Styles & Rob Van Dam

Returning from commercial, Lynn and Daniels dragged Styles to the ring and double teamed him. RVD returned and hit several kicks. He spinkicked Lynn. They double-teamed on Daniels. RVD nailed a monkey flip. Styles slammed Daniels and nailed a high leaping knee drop. RVD tagged in and whipped Daniels into the corner but missed a spinkick in the corner. Daniels nailed several headbutts but was caught with a slam.

Van Dam rebounded off the ropes for Rolling Thunder but Lynn grabbed his leg. Daniels sent RVD to the outside, where Lynn choked him. RVD was rolled back in, where Lynn and Daniels worked him over for several near falls. Daniels missed a charge in the corner and Styles tagged in. Styles nailed several backbreakers and worked over Daniels. He went for the springboard into the reverse DDT but Daniels escaped and tagged Lynn. Styles dropkicked Lynn hard for a two count.

Van Dam nailed a slingshot pescado to the floor on Daniels. Lynn nailed a baseball slide kick on RVD to the outside. Lynn and Daniels worked over RVD on the floor, leading to Styles nailing a running flip dive to the outside on everyone. Styles nailed the springboard flying forearm on Daniels and went for the Styles Clash but Lynn broke it up. Styles hit the Pele on Lynn and went for the Styles Clash. Daniels went to interfere, but when Styles dared him to hit the ring, Daniels backed off. Styles nailed the Clash and scored the pin on Lynn.

Your winners, Rob Van Dam & AJ Styles!

Good match with lots of hot action from start to finish. I am surprised they had Lynn lose a few days before his showdown with RVD, but he’s the guy without a contract of the quartet and it’s not like he’s been booked strongly going into the PPV to begin with.

Samoa Joe vs. Matt Morgan

Morgan slugged away at Joe but Joe fired back with a series of rights. Morgan sent Joe into the turnbuckles hard. Morgan nailed him with a series of rapid fire reverse elbows. He went for an Avalanche but Joe nailed a drop toehold into the corner, then nailed an enziguri to the head.

Joe controlled Morgan, nailing a running elbow to take him out. Joe nailed a running knee strike in the corner and went for the muscle buster off the top. Morgan leapt out of the way and rolled Joe up, scoring the pin.

Your winner, Matt Morgan!

Joe immediately took out Morgan’s leg and began punishing it. Joe locked on a figure four leglock. Crimson limped out of the locker room with a chair and nailed Joe with the chair in the gut, running him off from the ring.

Joe took the mic. He said that every time they try to start something, Joe tries to finish it only to see them save each other. He said that they are beta males afraid to face each other so they get together and come after Joe. Joe said he wanted to put them in a situation where there are no buddies and challenged them to a Triple Threat match. Joe said that they can either be friends or be an Alpha Male. Strange they would have the heel basically tell the babyfaces to man up, but the usual good promo you’d expect from Joe.

Mexican America began cutting a promo ripping on the United States. Rosita is ridiculously hot. Ink, Inc. came out. Jesse pointed out that they all live in the States and wondered why they bothered to rip on the country. He asked Anarquia to show off the tattoo they gave him. Shannon Moore cut a damn good promo saying he knew something that would make them and the fans happy, telling Mexican America to get the hell out.

All four start brawling. The girls get involved, which leads to an unknown woman (Christina Von Eerie, making her debut) hitting the ring and cleaning house on them. Hernandez got in her face but Neal made the save, attacking her. They left Anarquia in the ring and Ink, Inc. tried to show off the tattoo they gave him. Mexican America pulled him out of the ring. Jesse Neal said that MA can bring all the women they want to the PPV, because Ink, Inc. has their back up.

The mic work and the brawling was all very good. An effective segment but they need to follow up with a promo later to explain who Von Eerie is. We’ve got a good interview with her in the PWInsider Elite section from several months back when she was working AAA in Mexico.

Jesse Sorensen & Brian Kendrick vs. TNA X-Division champ Austin Aries & Kid Kash

The champ and Kash were attacked as they entered the ring. Sorensen hit a running high knee on Kash and a spinning neckbreaker for a two count. Kendrick and Aries battled on the outside before returning to their corners. Kash cut off Sorensen with several knees and tagged out to Aries. They worked over Sorensen, scoring several near falls. Kash and Aries tagged in and out with a series of double team moves.

They controlled Sorensen for several minutes. Kash came off the top for a near fall. Soresen finally made the tag with Kendrick cleaning house with several dropkicks. Kash dropped an elbow to break up the pin only to nail Aries. Aries and Kash began arguing and shoving each other. Sorensen tackled Kash out of the ring and they fell to the floor.

Aries went to use the X-Division belt as a weapon but Kendrick superkicked him, then nailed the Sliced Bread #2 on the belt for the pin.

Your winners, Brian Kendrick & Jesse Sorensen!

Good athletic match. Kendrick getting the win right before he challenges for the belt makes perfect sense. Sorensen and Kash played their roles really well. This was the best I’ve seen of Sorensen thus far in his tenure.

Karen Angle and Traci Brooks are walking in the back.

The three challengers for the TNA Knockouts champion made their way to the ring, followed by Knockouts champion Winter, who was accompanied by Angelina Love. Karen Jarrett came out, flanked by Madison Rayne and Traci Brooks. Jarrett said that she expected all of them to make her proud this Sunday because she had to fight like a banshee to get them on the PPV card. She said that no one wanted them on the card. Jarrett was getting some good heat from the crowd.

Jarrett said this was a show that was for the upper class with prestige, not for the street walking hos. She specifically targeted Velvet Sky. Sky asked what her problem with her was and said it was enough. Jarrett said that she’ll let Sky know when it’s enough. She said that she was class and Sky was trash. Jarrett said that she was what every man wants and what every woman wants to be. She said Sky represents the scum of the Earth and all the vile losers. Jarrett said she is a role model and everyone looks up to her.

Sky said that there will be a time where they are on an even playing field and then they will find out who is better. She promised to be the new champion. Jarrett said that would happen over her dead body. Sky bumped her and Jarrett fell backwards because Brooks was on her hands and knees. This sparked a big brawl with all the women. Ronnie Lang’s Atlas Security broke up the brawl.

Jarrett yelled at Brooks that she was going to be scrubbing toilets for the rest of her life for messing with her.

Segment was OK. Jarrett and Sky were both good on the mic. Sky’s promos have really gotten much stronger if you look at where she was even a year ago. Jarrett is the TNA version of Vickie Guerrero and that’s meant as a compliment. Nothing but by the numbers stuff here but it was fine as a preview of the title match.

Backstage, Brother Ray said who better than him to be an enforcer and warned them not to piss him off.

Backstage, AJ Styles cut a damn good promo while loading his car that the entire situation was Chris Daniels’ fault. He said Daniels beat him but couldn’t let things go and now their kids don’t play anymore and their wives don’t speak anymore. He said that if Daniels wanted an I Quit match, that was fine but told him to remember what happened to Tommy Dreamer, saying that Dreamer almost lost an eye. Daniels attacked Styles from behind and left him laying. Good segment.

Scott Steiner vs. Mr. Anderson with Brother Ray as the Enforcer.

As Anderson came to the ring, Ray reminded him that they would face off in three days. Steiner attacked Anderson after he tried to take a shot at Ray. Steiner chopped him in the corner and nailed a belly to belly suplex for a two count. Steiner controlled Anderson, laying him out with a clothesline. Steiner mocked him with the push-ups.

Anderson tried to grab him for a roll up but Steiner saw him coming and stomped him. He chopped at Anderson then nailed another belly to belly. Ray was trash talking Anderson from the outside. Steiner worked over Anderson with chops in the corner but was caught with an elbow as he charged Anderson into the corner. Steiner was nailed with a neckbreaker for a two count.

Anderson slipped outside and clothesline Ray. He rolled back in but was caught with a low blow by Steiner. Steiner nailed an inverted atomic drop. Abyss came into the ring. Steiner held Anderson for Abyss to strike him with a chain but Anderson moved and Steiner was nailed. Anderson covered him for the pin.

Your winner, Mr. Anderson!

Ray began browbeating Abyss in the ring. Gunner hit the ring, as did Jeff Jarrett. They and Steiner all began screaming and shoving Abyss for screwing up. Abyss finally grabbed Ray by the throat, leading to three others attacking him. Immortal beat down Abyss as Ray pulled a table into the ring. They were going to put Abyss through the table but Anderson hit the ring. He tried to make the save but was overwhelmed and laid out by Ray. Anderson was hit with a Bubba Bomb through the table. Ray screamed at him that he only had three days.

The match wasn’t much but the angle with Abyss apparently turning babyface and Ray putting Anderson through the table were fine as storyline twists building for the future. Abyss’ facial expressions are really underrated. It’s hard to get behind Anderson as a babyface given all the times they have turned him so putting him against a pure evil heel like Bully Ray is the best way to get him any sympathy at all. Ray laying him out three days before by putting Anderson through the table is a smart way to build that.

They showed Hulk Hogan and Sting backstage, preparing for their contract signing.

Backstage, Kurt Angle approached James Storm. Storm asked him what he wanted. Angle said that he’s had a week to think about how he lost to Bobby Roode. Roode said that was because Angle threw him into the stairs. Angle said that may be true but Roode still pinned him. Storm said that he spoke to Roode and Roode told him that he didn’t know about the interference and the only reason he’s not kicking Angle’s ass now is because he has too much respect for Roode and knows Roode is going to take him out. Angle asked him if he really spoke to Roode and was told that and walked off. Storm was frustrated.

Jeff Jarrett cut a promo saying that Roode’s been lucky the last few weeks but he isn’t going to have that luck tonight in their handicap match.

Taz and Mike Tenay ran down the lineup for the Bound for Glory PPV on Sunday in Philadelphia.

They aired a very good video on the Angle vs. Roode title bout.

Bobby Roode vs. Jeff Jarrett & Gunner (with Karen Jarrett)

Roode grabbed a chair immediately but it was taken away by the referee. Roode battled with both Jarrett and Gunner, making a good showing for himself. He dispatched Jarrett from the ring and nailed a flying forearm on Gunner. He went for the crossface but Gunner grabbed the ropes. Jarrett and Gunner overwhelmed Roode in the corner then double teamed him.

Gunner whipped Roode into the corner but was kicked off. Gunner caught him with a clothesline, killing Roode’s momentum. Jarrett slid under the ropes and snapped Roode with a punch. Gunner drilled him with an elbow. Jarret and Gunner both suplexed Roode and mocked Beer Money’s signature mannerisms.

Roode recovered and clotheslined them both. He cleaned house with a series of clotheslines and backdropped Gunner. Jarrett reversed an Irish whip but was kicked off. Roode nailed a snapmare for a two count but Gunner broke it up. Roode clotheslined Gunner over the top to the floor, but Jarrett nailed him. Jarrett went for the Stroke but Roode broke free and nailed the spinebuster, then locked in the Crossface. Gunner tried to break it up but Roode saw him coming and took him down, then locked in the Crossface on Gunner, getting a tapout.

Your winner, Bobby Roode!

Jarrett and Roode battled back and forth. Bully Ray hit the ring and lowblowed him. Scott Steiner nailed the Roode as well. James Storm hit the ring and began cleaning house but was overwhelmed. Kurt Angle made his way to the ring. They held Storm down and held Roode up for Angle to beat him, but Jeff Hardy, with theme music, hit the ring and cleaned house. He ran off Immortal. Beer Money didn’t trust Hardy but he threw up his arms to show he meant no harm and was trying to help. Hardy offered Roode his hand but Storm got between them, not trusting Hardy. Roode stared at Hardy for a long time before taking it.

I could have done without playing the theme music for the big save but beyond that illogical aspect, a good angle to both build heat for the TNA title bout and get over the Hardy storyline. The handicap match was better than you’d expect for that type of bout.

Backstage, Jeff Hardy said he came back to apologize and make good and tonight he saved the next World champ. Jeff Jarrett showed up and said that he and Hardy have been friends from the first day Hardy was in the business and he’s telling him that he is out of chances. He tells Hardy it is over and when TNA, the company he founded, has Bound for Glory this Sunday, Hardy had better not take one step into Pennsylvania. Hardy walked away and Jarrett asked him where he was going. Hardy got in his face and yelled, “I am going to buy my ticket to Philadelphia, founder!” Jarrett looked down, angry, as Hardy walked off.

Jeremy Borash introduced Hulk Hogan and Sting for the contract signing in the middle of the ring. Borash said that they have already agreed to the terms of the contract and asked Sting to make it official. Sting signed. It was given to Hogan, who just looked away for a long time. Hogan finally signed the contract. Borash announced that it was now official – Hogan vs. Sting at Bound for Glory.

Borash asked if they had any final words before the PPV. Hogan flipped over the table and said he did have something to say. Hogan said he’s been watching Sting dance around Hogan for 30 years and here they are again. Hogan said Sting chased and followed him but for Sting to challenge him when Hogan came to TNA to make things right and fix the company after Sting and all the TNA Originals couldn’t do it themselves, is something else. Hogan said he was at peace with his career but Sting forced him back into the ring. He said that Sting wanted Hogan and now he’s got the real Hulk Hogan.

Sting said that was all he ever wanted. Hogan said he had better be careful for getting what he wished for. Hogan said that his wrestling career is over but for Sting to insult him and embarrass him in front of all the people that supported him all these years, Sting is in for the fight of his life. Hogan said there was going to be no interference and it was going to be man on man. He said when it’s over, there will be no piece of the puzzle that Sting won’t be able to figure out.

Eric Bischoff came out and said that Sting laid his hands on Eric two weeks ago so if there is anything left of Sting when Hogan is done, he’s going to kick Sting’s ass. Hogan nailed Sting from behind with a chair and began choking him against the ropes as the show went off the air.

OK final segment. Hogan pretty much cut a promo that painted the story of Sting bullying him back into the ring, which makes no sense since the story was that Sting is trying to get control of the company back for Dixie Carter – none of which was even referenced tonight. That was weird. It’s pretty strange to see Hogan cutting these promos that are nowhere near the Hogan character and then he’s on ESPN cutting the classic promos and they are just awesome.
Overall though, an effective go home episode. I am surprised at this, but watching the show, I wanted to go the PPV live, which is a sign that TNA had a good show tonight in my eyes.

2012 - ROH presented Glory by Honor XI.  Stu Carapola filed the following live report:

Welcome to's live, ongoing coverage of ROH Glory By Honor XI! For information on ordering the iPPV stream, visit Those ordering the iPPV will receive a code to order the DVD of the event for only $11.

We're live from Missisauga, Ontario, Canada and the iPPV is 100% *PERFECT* as Kevin Kelly & Nigel McGuinness welcome to Glory By Honor XI! The crowd is going nuts as Kevin and Nigel run down the top matches, then send us to the ring for our opening match...

Bravado Brothers vs Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander

The Bravados are decked out in the stars & stripes to make friends with the Ontario fans. Harlem and Cedric start us off, but Lancelot sneaks in and blindsides Cedric from behind, stunning him so Harlem can hit a leg lariat for 2. Cedric catches Harlem with a flying headscissors and tags in Coleman, who hits a slingshot legdrop followed by a Lionsault from Cedric for 2. Double team from Coleman & Alexander gets 2, but Lancelot distracts Alexander from the outside so Harlem can get a Bret Hart side backbreaker for a quick 2. Lancelot tags in and the Bravados hit a double back elbow and double elbowdrop for 2. Alexander is in trouble now and gets worn down by a bodyscissors from Harlem. Harlem with a back suplex for 2, then dumps Alexander to the floor where Lancelot slams him and then rolls him back inside so Harlem can get 2. Lancelot tags in and gets a high surfboard, then rolls back to a seated position and gets a double grapevine with a chinlock that looks really, really painful. Cedric manages to fight his way through both Bravados and make the hot tag to Coleman, who comes in and cleans house on both Bravados, taking them out with a double dropkick. Coleman blocks a tornado DDT and then hits the rolling Northern Lights suplexes, making the third one a double on both Bravados. Crowd liked that one, as well as Alexander wiping Lancelot out with a dive to the floor. Harlem suddenly runs across the apron and pops off the corner with a climbing moonsault that takes out both Alexander and Lancelot. Finally, Coleman hits a slingshot dive that takes EVERYONE out, and they're all down on the floor. Coleman rolls Harlem back inside and gets 2, but misses a dropkick in the corner and Harlem drills Coleman with an Unprettier for 2. Lancelot with a kitchen sink and a running kneestrike in the corner, then a torture rack into a running neckbreaker for 2. Lancelot peppers Coleman with short clotheslines to the front and back, followed by a running lariat for 2. Coleman catches Lancelot unawares with a springboard crossbody and tags out to Alexander, who catches Lancelot with a springboard enziguiri for 2. Coleman and Alexander hit a double stomp/assisted backbreaker, but Lancelot kicks out on a very close 2, then boots Coleman off the apron before hitting a belly to belly on Alexander and the old Quebecers finish for 2. Harlem with a KILLER bicycle kick on Alexander, then they get the double team enziguiri and German suplex from Lancelot gets 2 on Alexander. Lancelot has blood running out of his nose as he slaps Alexander around, but Coleman pulls down the top rope and Lancelot dumps himself to the floor while Coleman and Alexander take Harlem out with Total Elimination. Coleman with a standing Frankensteiner off the top on Lancelot, then Alexander comes three quarters of the way across the ring with a frogsplash for the win.

Winners: Cedric Alexander & Caprice Coleman

AWESOME opener, the crowd was really into this and it definitely got the show off to the good start. And by the way, the iPPV stream is still perfect, I've had zero trouble so far.

We see a video package of the interview segment from ROH TV where Mike Mondo kissed Maria Kanellis, which brings us to our next match...

Mike Mondo vs Mike Bennett

Bennett slaps Mondo in the face, and Mondo responds by kicking the crap out of him. Maria pops up on the apron to try and distract Mondo, but Mondo slips under the bottom rope and sneaks under the ring. Bennett comes out after him, but Mondo sneaks out behind Bennett and lays him out with a clothesline before chasing Maria around ringside again. Mondo gives that up and charges down the apron to dive onto Bennett, but Bennett catches him and counters to a powerslam on the floor. Ouch. Bennett keeps up the pressure by whipping Mondo into the guardrail, then charges across ringside and spears Mondo right onto the hard floor. They go back inside and exchange punches on the top rope, Mondo headbutts Bennett into the ring, but Bennett charges back with a right hand that sends Mondo tumbling off the corner and to the floor where he apparently hurt his ankle on the way down. Bennett goes after Mondo and rams him into the barricade, but Mondo returns the favor and then does it again. Mondo charges Bennett, who picks him up and hits a sick spinebuster onto the ring apron. Back inside they go, as Bennett tries a Cobra Clutch but gets hiptossed across the ring. Both men hit the ropes and connect with simultaneous crossbody blocks, and both roll out to the floor. They trade punches on the floor and fight up the aisle toward the entranceway, but Mondo stumbles on the bad ankle and Bennett tries a piledriver on the floor. Mondo blocks that and backdrops Bennett onto the concrete floor and rams him back and forth between the barricades. Mondo hops into the ring and stops the referee from counting Bennett out, then goes back out after Bennett and atomic drops him onto the barricade so hard the piece of barricade tips over and Bennett goes splat on the floor. Mondo suddenly climbs up on top of the entranceway and dives onto Bennett. The man is insane. Both men are literally crawling back down the aisle to get back in the ring before they get counted out as the crowd starts a "this is awesome" chant. Mondo rolls Bennett into the ring because he wants to beat him instead of taking a countout, but Maria jumps back on the apron to beg the referee to stop the match. Maria suddenly starts coming onto Mondo with some kind of stripper dance, but it's another ploy. Bennett comes from behind, Mondo sees him coming and catches him with an O'Connor Roll, but Bennett kicks out and sends Mondo into a slap from Maria that stuns him long enough for Bennett to hit a TKO for the win.

Winner: Mike Bennett

This match was awesome, and Mondo is out of his mind for doing that dive off the entranceway. These guys worked their asses off and again, the crowd was loving it. The iPPV stream is still working fine!

Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team jump Rhett Titus and BJ Whitmer on their way to the ring for the next match, leading to a brawl on the floor between the two teams. WGTT bring Whitmer in the ring and beat him down before going for their finish, but Titus comes in to make the save, booting Benjamin in the face and dumping Haas out to the floor where Whitmer takes him out with a dive. Now that we're down to two guys in the ring the referee finally rings the bell to start...

Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team vs Rhett Titus & BJ Whitmer

Titus and Benjamin go at it in the ring, but Haas takes Whitmer out on the floor and Titus is in a 2-on-1 situation that ends with him getting dumped to the apron and superkicked in the face by Benjamin. Titus is in the wrong part of town, and takes a shellacking at the hands of WGTT. Benjamin slams Titus across the knee of Haas, who covers Titus for several two counts before hitting the chinlock. Titus fights his way out and leaps across the ring for a hot tag, but Haas catches him in a waistlock and hits a spinebuster for 2. Benjamin tags in and puts Titus on top, Titus shoves him off so Benjamin goes for his leaping suplex, but Titus shoves him off again and wipes him out with a flying bodypress, and both men are down in the middle of the ring. They trade punches as they get back to their feet, then wipe each other out again with a double clothesline. Both men make tags, but Whitmer comes in and cleans house on both of WGTT, taking Benjamin out and getting Haas in a northern lights suplex for 2, followed by an exploder suplex for another 2. Benjamin comes in but gets dumped right back out to the floor, then Haas and Whitmer...uh, express their appreciation for each other while trading haymakers and big boots, then trade German suplexes until Haas hits the Hacker Slam for 2. Titus comes back in and they double team Haas, with Titus hitting an IED and then going after Benjamin on the floor while Whitmer hits a Roll of the Dice on Haas for 2. Benjamin comes into the ring and goes at it with Whitmer, and they block each other's suplexes until Titus drills Benjamin square in the face with a dropkick. Titus goes to the top rope, but Haas whips Whitmer into the corner to crotch Titus and then hit their finish on Whitmer for the win.

Winners: Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team

This was a real war, and was also far and away Whitmer's best match since returning to the ring. He looked like a monster as he went at it with Haas & Benjamin, but I get the feeling like this is the end of the Titus-WGTT feud.

Kevin Kelly & Nigel McGuinness talk about the events of last weekend in Rahway, New Jersey when Kevin Steen spit in Jay Lethal's mother's face after she threw her drink on Steen, leading to a DQ finish after Lethal beat up a bunch of ROH officials during a pull-apart brawl. We then see footage from backstage after the show when Lethal laid Jim Cornette out before tearing out the door after Steen while Cary Silkin and other ROH officials tended to Cornette. Kevin informs us that Cornette is still not back at work after being attacked by Lethal, then says that Kevin Steen will indeed be defending the ROH World Title tonight despite his threats to the contrary.

As for Lethal, he comes out before the match to tell us that he had a meeting with Joe Koff where Koff wanted to sweep the incident with his mother under the rug. Lethal says Steen can kiss his ass, but he put Cornette out and sees that nobody seems too upset about that. But as for the matters at hand, ROH told him he was too nice and needed a killer instinct, so he tells ROH that they can kiss his ass too. He'd say the same to his opponent tonight, but he has a lot of respect for Davey Richards. Unfortunately, he's got a lot of anger built up in him because of the events of the last week, so Davey's just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Jay Lethal vs Davey Richards

Just a little bit of background: Lethal challenged Davey for the ROH World Title twice earlier this year and lost both times. The Code of Honor is followed and the bell rings to start the match, as they tie up and go to the corner where Lethal shoves Davey on the break. Davey shoves him back, so Lethal slaps Davey down on his ass. Davey looks stunned, then gets his "okay, if that's the way he wants it" look as they get back to their feet and Lethal ducks under on Davey and goes to a waistlock. Davey snapmares Lethal out of the hold, but Lethal immediately switches to a hammerlock. Davey hits the ropes and takes Lethal down with a shoulderblock, then gets an O'Connor Roll for 2 and catches Lethal on the kickout in a surfboard. Davey turns him into a cradle for 2, but Lethal kicks out and now gets Davey in a surfboard. Davey escapes and counters Lethal to an Indian deathlock, and Lethal quickly goes to the ropes for the break and we're back at a stalemate. Lethal slaps Davey in the face again, and Davey shoves Lethal three times, Lethal goes for a right hand but Davey blocks and knocks Lethal's wind out with a spinkick to the chest. Lethal immediately returns fire and hiptosses Davey before cartwheeling into a basement dropkick for 2. Lethal whips Davey across the ring and gets a running shoulderblock to the midsection for 2. Davey doesn't remain at a disadvantage for long, turning Lethal to his belly with a hammerlock and catching the other arm for the old Nigel McGuinness bridging double armbar. Davey with a kick to the ribs and a kneedrop, but Lethal with a shot that knocks Davey back on his rear. Davey and Lethal trade blows in the middle of the ring, but Lethal takes Davey down with a chop for 2, then goes to a headscissors. Davey rolls to his base and pops his head out of the hold, then gets Lethal in another variation of the Indian deathlock. Davey dropkicks Lethal out to the apron, then runs across the apron with a boot to Lethal's chest that looks like it could stop his heart. Lethal fires back with some punches, but Davey shuts him down with a hard shot and whips him into the barricade, then charges with a boot to the face. Lethal crawls over to the corner of the guardrail, and Davey charges in with the Ole Kick. I know Lethal's seen that one before. Davey rolls Lethal back inside and comes off the top with a missile dropkick for 2, then a hard snap suplex gets another 2. Davey goes to a headscissors, rolls Lethal to his belly, and repeatedly drives Lethal's face into the mat with his hips. Davey hits a lariat and doesn't quite get all of it, but Lethal rolls out to the apron to catch a break. Davey drags him back inside and goes back to the chinlock, but Lethal gets free and dumps Davey out to the apron, then springboards off the corner and dropkicks Davey out to the floor and wipes him out with a dive through the ropes. Lethal goes for the Lethal Injection on the apron, Dave blocks and connects with a leaping enziguiri, but Lethal dodges another charging kick across the apron and pops up to hit the Lethal Injection on the apron. They take a long count before rolling back inside to go face to face in the middle of the ring. They trade right hands in the middle of the ring, Lethal hits the ropes and Davey pops him into the Alarm Clock, Lethal connects with a big boot, Davey takes his head off with a lariat, but Lethal hits the Lethal Combination and gets Davey in a Koji Clutch. Davey makes the ropes and blocks a Dragon suplex, then hits a German suplex that Lethal no-sells, so Davey kicks his head off and hits another lariat for 2. The crowd is cheering for Davey as he hits a charging forearm in the corner, but Lethal pops Davey up and into a facebuster for 2. Lethal goes to the top rope, Davey nails him and tries a superplex, they trade punches, Davey connects with a flurry of headbutts and a superplex, then rolls through but Lethal gets a small package for 2. Davey maintains the grip and gets a Flatliner, a knockout kick, and a brainbuster for 2. Davey immediately goes to the top rope and comes off with a double stomp for 2, then goes to the anklelock. Davey has Lethal right in the middle of the ring, Lethal kicks him off but Davey comes off the ropes with a kick to the chest and covers for 1. Lethal with a pair of superkicks for a very close 2, and Davey rolls out to the apron. Oh, I do not want to know what they're doing out there, especially that close to the timekeeper's table. Lethal climbs the corner and drags Davey up with him, and they trade punches on the top rope. Lethal tries a sunset flip onto the table, Davey holds on and punches Lethal in the face, so Lethal rolls into the ring and drills Richards with a right hand that knocks him backward onto the table...which doesn't break as Davey hits with a thud and rolls out to the floor. The referee starts the count, but Davey somehow beats the count at 19, so Lethal comes off the top rope with Hail to the King...for 2! Lethal with the Dragon suplex for another 2 as Davey refuses to die. Lethal pulls off his elbowpad and goes for the Lethal Injection again, but Davey swats him away and gets the anklelock. Lethal goes for the ropes, but Davey pulls him back to the middle of the ring. Lethal rolls through and gets his weird Condo Clutch submission, Davey reverses to one of his own, Lethal rolls through to send Davey into the corner and superkicks him in the back of the head for 2, then goes back to the Koji Clutch. The referee checks the arm three times and calls for the bell.

Winner: Jay Lethal

This match was off the charts, undoubtedly a MOTYC as Lethal finally gets a win over Davey Richards. The crowd starts a "that was awesome" chant at the unbelievable war we just saw. Eddie Edwards comes in to check on Davey, and Davey shoves him away until he realizes who it is, then gets to his feet and raises Lethal's hand.


Roderick Strong comes out for his next match in street clothes and says it's BS that he's on the first match back from intermission, especially against a guy like Tadarius Thomas who hasn't beaten anyone. As of now he's not just on strike, he's quitting the House of Truth and he's going to watch Michael Elgin fail to win the ROH World Title. Strong heads to the back and the referee starts a count, but Truth Martini runs back out with Rhino, who will now (despite not looking too thrilled about it) take the place of Strong in our next match...

Rhino vs Tadarius Thomas

Thomas is like half the size of Rhino, but he doesn't back down and goes right into a tie up with Rhino, cartwheeling away from Rhino's grasp. Rhino sends Truth Martini to the back to "get his stuff" as Thomas unloads with some quick punches and sweeps Rhino's legs out from under him. Rhino goes out to the floor as Truth Martini comes back to ringside with a big red duffelbag. Rhino picks Thomas up and hits a TKO for 2, then Truth Martini tosses him a roll of tape that he uses to tape up his wrists. I get it, because he wasn't expecting to wrestle. Rhino continues putting the boots to Thomas as he tapes up his wrists and then dumps him out to the floor where Truth Martini gets in some free kicks. Rhino goes out to the floor and tells Truth to back off, then rams Thomas back first into the barricade. Rhino rolls Thomas back inside and cinches in a bearhug, then hits a snapmare and a legdrop for 2 before going back to the bearhug. Thomas escapes the hold and blocks Rhino's punches with the top of his head, then get a series of cartwheel kicks before baseball sliding Truth off the apron. Rhino gets ahole of him and hits a belly to belly suplex, then sets up for the Gore...but Truth Martini trips Thomas from the outside. Rhino goes to yell at Truth because he doesn't need his help, then tries the Gore again and Thomas has now had enough time to recover to get a sweep kick to the face of Rhino and a rolling cradle for the win.

Winner: Tadarius Thomas

Rhino is pissed off and grabs Truth Martini by the neck, and Truth tries showing him the money to save his butt, but Rhino presses Truth over his head and press slams him out to the floor so hard that the barricade tears his pants open and leaves a big red mark on the side of his ass.

TV Title Match: Adam Cole vs Eddie Edwards

Edwards was, of course, the first ever ROH TV Champion and has since gone on to become the first ever ROH Triple Crown winner. Cole has a new evil beard as he and Edwards circle one another and tie up, with Edwards taking Cole to the corner and breaking clean. Cole seems hesitant to get too close in with Edwards, but ties up and gets taken down by Edwards, who easily outwrestles him and takes him to the mat with a chinlock/armbar combination. Cole hits a switch and shoots in on a double leg, but Edwards quickly scoots to the ropes to force the break. Another tie up, Cole goes to a wristlock but Edwards easily counters to one of his own and yanks Cole down to the mat, but Cole pops back to his feet and tries a dropkick, Edwards catches his legs, but Cole rolls through into a cradle for 2. Edwards acknowledges the cheers of the fans, but then the other half starts cheering for Cole as they tie up yet again in the middle of the ring. They go to a Greco-Roman knucklelock and Edwards breaks Cole down to a bridge, blocking Cole's attempt to bridge up to his feet by placing his knee in Cole's chest. Cole finally manages to work back to a vertical position and breaks Edwards down to a bridge, then floats on top of Edwards to try and break the bridge down. Edwards holds firm and monkey flips Cole over, and they both hold onto the knucklelock. Edwards rolls Cole to a sunset flip for 2, Cole reverses to a cradle for 2, and they go back and forth with several more pinfall attempt with neither man able to score a fall. Edwards tries an Achilles Lock, Cole reverses to a cradle, and they continue the pinfall reversals until Eddie ducks a superkick attempt, takes Cole down with a side headlock, and cole uses a headscissors to escape and they go back to a stalemate. Cole takes Edwards to the ropes and braks clean, but Edwards chops him in the chest. Cole responds with a forearm, and they go back and forth until Cole sends Edwards to the ropes and takes a charge, but Edwards dodges and dumps him out to the floor. Edwards goes for a dive, but Cole sees him coming and takes him out with a leaping enziguiri. Cole slowly climbs to the apron and catches a running boot from Edwards, who tries the dive again and connects on the second try. Edwards rolls Cole back into the ring and hits a Shining Wizard knee for 2. Edwards gets a rear chinlock while trapping Cole's arm with his leg, then uses the back of his arm to pancake Cole's face. Cole gets to his feet and elbows out of the hold, then dropkicks Eddie's knee out from under him and starts throwing kicks at the knee, but Edwards returns the favor and now both men have bad knees as Eddie unleashes some hard chops in the corner. They fight over a vertical suplex until Cole suplexes Eddie out to the apron and connects with a leaping enziguiri. Eddie is down on the apron as Cole slingshots over the top rope and hits a DDT where Eddie only grazes the apron and mostly tumbles headfirst onto the floor. He seems to be okay, so the referee starts the count as Cole dumps Eddie back into the ring and comes off the top rope with a frogsplash for 2. Cole with a fireman's carry into a neckbreaker over the knee for 2. Eddie's neck seems to be in bad shape as Cole goes to the second rope, but Eddie hits a leaping enziguiri and the Backpack Driver for 2. Eddie's neck really seems to be slowing him down as he goes for a vertical suplex, but Cole slips out the back and backdrops Eddie out to the apron. Cole goes for a kick, but Eddie catches his foot and hits a Dragon Screw legwhip and goes to the Achilles Lock. Eddie has Cole trapped right in the middle of the ring and Cole goes to the ropes, but Eddie drags him back out to the middle of the ring and stomps on the back of Cole's head. Cole tries to kick his way out of the hold, Eddie rolls him back over and gets more stomps to the back of the head, but Colle with more kicks to the chin of Eddie, and Edwards drops the hold and goes down. Eddie boots Cole in the face, but Cole gets a victory roll and swings through right into a figure four, but Eddie fights his way to the ropes. Cole sets Eddie on the top rope and goes for a superplex, but Eddie picks Cole up in a fireman's carry and they both tumble off the top rope and to the floor. Eddie is up first and rolls Cole into the ring, but runs right into a bicycle kick from Cole. Eddie responds with a pair of superkicks and goes for a suplex, but Cole counters to a vertical suplex into a neckbreaker and a superkick for 2. Cole immediately goes to the Florida Key and gets the three count.

Winner: Adam Cole

Another awesome match, and these guys took a ton of punishment in this one. The Code of Honor is followed after the match as Cole has picked up another big win, having now pinned three of the last four ROH World Champions in the last year.

ROH World Tag Team Title Match: Steve Corino & Jimmy Jacobs vs Jay & Mark Briscoe

All four men start brawling before the bell, with the Briscoes kicking the crap out of SCUM, as Mark dumps Corino out to the floor and follows him out with a dive through the ropes. All four men fight out to the floor and continue brawling on the outside. Corino and Jay Briscoe fight up toward the entranceway as Mark hits a rolling senton off the apron on Jacobs. Corino rams Jay into the barricade but eats a running kick from Mark, then we go inside as Jay takes Corino out with a running boot to the face. Mark tags in and unloads with jabs to Corino, followed by a vertical suplex for 2. Corino hits the Colby Shock out of nowhere, but Mark quickly manages to make the hot tag to Jay, who unloads with jabs on Jacobs and then tags Mark back in, but Corino hits Mark with a roll of quarters and then superkicks Jay. Jacobs drags Jay back to the SCUM corner and tags out to Corino, who gouges Jay's eyes and then distracts the referee while Jacobs gouges Jay's face as well. Mark is out cold on the floor as SCUM continues to double team Jay, but Jay manages to hit a Flatliner into the corner on Corino and make the hot tag to Mark, who unleashes Redneck Kung Fu on SCUM. Mark with a rolling Samoan Drop on Corino, then hits a shotgun dropkick into the corner on Jacobs for 2. Mark with the Iconoclasm on Jacobs for 2, then Corino is dumped out to the floor as the Briscoes hit a side suplex/top rope legdrop combo on Jacobs for 2. Corino drags Jay out to the floor and rams him into the barricase before coming back inside to nail Mark, but Jay pops right back in and goes toe to toe with Corino before Jacobs spears him, and then Mark takes Jacobs out with a missile dropkick, and all four men are down in the ring. They all get to their feet and exchange right hands in the middle of the ring, but Jacobs ducks a charge from Jay, and Jay sails out to the floor. SCUM with an assisted Sliced Bread #2 on Mark, followed by a sliding lariat from Corino for 2, but then Corino and Jay go out to the floor with Jay giving Corino a DVD onto a piece of the barricade as Jacobs comes off the top rope with a senton right onto Mark's knees. Jay comes in and hits a DVD on Jacobs followed by the Froggybow from Mark, but that only gets 2. Briscoes set up for the Doomsday Device, but Corino shoves the referee into the ropes to knock Mark off the corner, then kicks Jay low before the ref turned around, allowing Jacobs to victory roll Jay for the win.

Winners: Steve Corino & Jimmy Jacobs

Good brawl, and the Briscoes are denied their eighth ROH World Tag Team Title.

Kevin Steen comes out and welcomes everyone to the Kevin Steen Show, then tells everyone to get a look at a KILL STEEN KILL sign in the audience. The crowd chants along with the sign, and Steen says he has some good news: if he's defending the title tonight, some of his demands have been met. He's loved the Gatorade tonight, he's getting 80% of the profits off of his merchandise, he heard Jay Lethal tell him to kiss his ass, but he says Lethal can kiss his ass because they'll never be allowed into an ROH show again, and he'll never have to face Lethal again, either. Steen says that ROH is making him a new title belt, and last but not least, the package piledriver is legal once more, so tonight, Unbreakable is going to get broken. Roderick Strong has a front row seat and yells a bunch of stuff at Elgin as he makes his entrance for the main event.

ROH World Title Match: Kevin Steen vs Michael Elgin

Steen and Elgin trade blows right from the start, Steen comes off the ropes with a pair of shoulderblocks, but can't budge Elgin. Now Elgin tries, and can't budge Steen. They keep going until Elgin gets a spinning Boss Man Slam, Steen rolls out to the floor but Elgin goes after him and they trade right hands on the floor as well. Elgin whips Steen into the barricade, but Steen goes to the eyes and whips Elgin into the barricade, then takes a Canadian flag from a ringside fan and chokes Elgin with it. Elgin reverses a whip and sends Steen into the barricade, then chokes Steen with the flag. They go back inside where Elgin gets a powerslam for 2, then he holds Steen up for about ten seconds in a delayed vertical suplex before dropping him and covering for 2. Elgin's strength is scary, but the crowd loves it as they chant his name. Elgin with repeated clotheslines in the corner, then he comes off the second rope with a shoulderblock for 2. Elgin charges Steen in the corner, but gets backdropped to the apron where Steen kicks him square in the skull and hits a DDT off the second rope. Elgin rolls out to the floor, but Steen goes after him and powerbombs him onto the ring apron. Steen hits a splash off the apron, then they go back inside where they fight over a vertical suplex until Steen goes to the eyes and chokes Elgin out with his boot. Elgin suddenly starts no-selling Steen's offense and firing back with shots of his own, but Steen gets a back suplex out of nowhere for 2 as we see Strong making comments from the crowd. Steen with a kitchen sink and a running senton for 2, then hits a hard chop and charges Elgin in the corner, but Elgin dodges and htis a leaping enziguiri. They go toe to toe in the middle of the ring, Elgin sends Steen to the ropes and tries a dropkick, Steen dodges and tries a Sharpshooter, Elgin kicks his way out and rams several shoulderblock into Steen's gut in the corner. Elgin with a roaring forearm to the back of the head, then a rolling Twist of Fate (!) out of the corner for 2. Elgin goes for the powerbomb, Steen sits out and goes for the package piledriver, but Elgin turns out and hits an Air Raid Crash for 2. Elgin hauls Steen over his shoulder for a powerslam, but Steen slips out the back and rams Elgin into the corner, then charges in with a cannonball for 2. Strong is openly cheering on Steen as the champion drills Elgin with right hands, then sits him up top for a belly to back suplex. Steen yanks on Elgin's legs to grind his schwantz into the top turnbuckle, then goes up for the suplex, but Elgin fights him off and tries a twisting senton. Steen gets the knees up and charges Elgin, but Elgin pulls down the top rope, sending Steen out to the floor, and follows with a dive of his own. Both men are down on the floor right in front of Strong, and Elgin finally has enough, nailing Strong and dragging him over the rail to beat the crap out of him and whip him THROUGH the guardrail. Steen tries to run in and nail Elgin, but Elgin picks him up for a powerbomb, almost loses him, but hangs on and pulls Steen back up, then hits a running powerbomb into the ringpost. Elgin rolls Steen inside and hits the top rope twisting senton he went for before, but it only gets 2. The crowd is going nuts for this as Elgin picks Steen up and goes for the powerbomb, Steen blocks and gets a double leg takedown, then gets the Sharpshooter right in the middle of the ring. Elgin powers out and clubs forearms down into the back of Steen's head and then locks him in the Crippler Crossface. Steen deseperately reaches for the ropes, and finally scoots sideways enough for him to get his foot over the bottom rope. Elgin follows Steen out to the apron and tries the powerbomb yet again, but Steen blocks and they trade forearms again. Steen gets a sleeper on Elgin on the apron, but Elgin backs Steen into the post. Steen goes for the sleeper again, so Elgin lifts Steen up onto his back and falls backward through a table to the floor. They both beat the count, they they charge each otehr repeatedly with clotheslines before Elgin drills Steen with a clothesline and comes off the ropes right into a pop-up, sitout powerbomb for 2. Steen goes for the package piledriver, Elgin blocks so he goes for F5 instead, but Elgin slips out and takes Steen down into the Crippler Crossface instead. Steen rolls Elgin to his back for 2, Elgin and Steen trade clotheslines, and Elgin gets an O'Connor Roll for 2. Elgin deadlifts Steen into a bridging German suplex for 2 (HOLY CRAP!), then gets a three quarter nelson and rams kneestrikes into Steen's face. Steen spits at Elgin, so Elgin gets more kneestrikes, then more knestrikes, but Steen ducks a backfist and hits a Codebreaker. Elgin no-sells and turns Steen inside out with a clothesline for 2. Elgin hits a powerbomb into the corner, but Steen comes flying out of the corner and takes Elgin's head off with a clothesline. They're both down again as the referee starts the count, but Elgin hits a roaring elbow, more kneestrikes to the head, but Steen pops Elgin across his shoulders and hits the F5 out of nowhere. Steen only gets 2, but he reaches down to grab Elgin and Elgin catches him in the crossface yet again, right in the middle of the ring. Steen crawls toward the ropes and can't quite make it, he bites at Elgin's hand before making one last grasp at the ropes and finally makes it to force the break. Elgin picks Steen up, and Steen suddenly slips behind Elgin and hits a sleeper suplex followed immediately by the package piledriver, but Elgin kicks out at 2. The crowd is going nuts for Elgin as Steen has words with the referee and shoves him, but the referee shoves Steen back and he stumbles backward into a rollup from Elgin for 2. Steen argues with the referee again for a moment and tries another cannonball, but Elgin catches him, gets to his feet and powerbombs Steen, hits another powerbomb into the corner, and a sitout powerbomb, but Steen KICKS OUT AT 2!! Holy crap, this is amazing! Both men are spent as Elgin gets to his feet and stalks Steen before hauling him to his feet and sitting him on the top rope, nailing Steen with a backfist and climbing to the top, but Steen bites him in the face and comes off the top rope with a package piledriver on Elgin. Steen covers Elgin and that's all she wrote for Unbreakable.

Winner: Kevin Steen

Holy crap, that match was amazing. That may have been even better than Elgin's match with Davey Richards over Wrestlemania weekend. Elgin lost nothing by losing this match, and Steen looks like a monster for scoring a 100% clean win against Elgin. Roderick Strong comes back into the ring and takes Elgin out with the Sick Kick, then runs off to the back with his hands raised as referee Paul Turner comes out and hands Nigel McGuinness a package. Nigel gets a microphone and tells Steen that he was just informed that if Steen retained the title tonight, he had to personally deliver that package to Steen. Nigel hands the package to Steen, and he opens it to El Generico mask! Generico looks severely consternated as the crowd chants Ole at him and the iPPV comes to a close.

Awesome show overall, right up there with the Wrestlemania weekend events as the best of the year for ROH, and above all, there were absolutely no issues with the iPPV. This was exactly the kind of night they needed to have, and they had it. The wrestling was great top to bottom, and Davey-Lethal and Steen-Elgin were off the charts, with the twist of Generico's impending return making a nice twist ending to the show. If you didn't watch this live, order the replay because it was that good.

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2012 - WWE ran Jackson, TN.  Alan Jacks filed the following results:

Daniel Bryan and Kane beat The Prime Time Players to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship.

The Miz beat Santino Marella to retain the Intercontinental Championship.

Layla beat Kaitlyn.

Sheamus beat Big Show in a Last Man Standing match.  He retained his World Title.

Justin Gabriel beat Jinder Mahal.

Brodus Clay and Sin Cara beat Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes.

CM Punk got DQ'd against Ryback but retained the WWE Title.

2013 - TMZ reported that TNA Tag Team champion James Storm was heading to Los Angeles to try and get a reality TV show pitch - focused around his crazy "redneck" lifestyle as he opens a bar in Nashville - into production.  The TMZ story noted that Storm believed his life of drinking, fighting and partying, would lend itself to a reality show format.  The series never came to fruition.

2014 - TNA contracts on Team 3D, Bully Ray and D-Von, officially expired.

2014 - Word starting making the rounds that Dave Bautista had been cast in a James Bond film.

2015 - 

WE star Titus O’Neil has been selected as the keynote speaker for the 30th annual Muster and Music Festival Weekend hosted by the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum.  The following announcement was issued in support of that selection:

The Navy UDT-SEAL Museum Announces Muster Keynote Speaker

Fort Pierce, Fla. – October 13, 2015­–The Navy UDT-SEAL Museum has announced their primary speaker for the 30th Annual Muster and Music Festival Weekend. Thaddeus Bullard, also known as WWE® Superstar Titus O’Neil, will deliver the keynote address for the festive and commemorative event.

“We are grateful to welcome Mr. Bullard as our keynote speaker,” said Rick Kaiser, Executive Director of the Navy SEAL Museum. “His unwavering patriotic commitment to our military and positive influence in the community makes him a compelling advocate for the cause.”

“My content of character is a constant reminder of what is truly important to inspire others,” said Thaddeus Bullard, also known as WWE Superstar, Titus O’Neil. “Nobody’s character is higher than that of the individuals who make up our Navy SEAL teams, and I am truly honored they have entrusted me with this humbling opportunity.”

The Museum will host the Muster and Music Festival November 6-8, Veterans Day Weekend. The celebration begins Friday evening with a cash bar happy hour and live music. Saturday commences with an early morning 5K beach run, followed by an afternoon of special guest speakers, including Bullard, and several SEAL capabilities demonstrations on Museum property. Entry into the facility is included. This family friendly venue will showcase the SEAL parachute team, the Leapfrogs; the K-9 tactical team; and additional enemy apprehension displays. More than 10,000 spectators are anticipated to attend.

For more information about the Navy SEAL Museum and the 30th Annual Muster and Music Festival Weekend, please visit:

About Thaddeus Bullard
After playing football for the University of Florida and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Bullard joined WWE as Titus O’Neil and became a fixture on WWE’s flagship programming Monday Night Raw and SmackDown. Since his debut with WWE in 2012, Bullard has made an impact in and out of the ring as a business and family man, motivational speaker, youth counselor, and coach. Additionally, he participates in WWE’s numerous community outreach programs, including “Be a STAR”, WWE’s anti-bullying campaign, as well as initiatives to support literacy, the U.S. military, Special Olympics, and Susan G. Komen. Earlier this year, Bullard was named Celebrity Dad of the Year at the MEGA Dad Awards, receiving more votes than actors Stephen Amell, Vin Diesel, and Ashton Kutcher, and soccer stars David Beckham and Kaká.

About World Wrestling Entertainment

Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programing reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 25 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all 12 live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 175 countries. For additional information, visit:

About The Navy SEAL Museum

The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum 

is the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the U.S. Navy SEALs and their predecessors. Located in Fort Pierce, Florida, the Museum resides on the training grounds of the original Navy combat divers, the Frogmen. Built to honor the men who served with fortitude and ingenuity, the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum first opened its doors on Veterans Day in 1985. From humble beginnings, the facility has experienced tremendous growth, achieving national statue in 2007. The main objective of the Museum remains the promotion of public education by providing the opportunity to explore the history of the Navy SEALs through interactive exhibits, while honoring the fallen at the

SEAL Memorial and caring for those warriors’ families through Trident House Charities. With an extensive collection of artifacts, equipment, weaponry, and vessels, the newly remodeled Museum draws tens of thousands of visitors annually.

2015 - A casting notice via several outlets, including Backstage released that WWE is seeking to produce a pilot for a kid's friendly version of NXT, complete with 7-14 year old talents. The breakdown of what WWE is seeking is below:

PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION: WWE NXT is casting a pilot for a new wrestling show aimed at kids.

REHEARSAL AND PRODUCTION DATES & LOCATIONS: Production will be taking place monthly on Thursday nights at Full Sail University in Orlando, FL.

SEEKING TALENT: Males & Females, ages 7-14, All Ethnicities

ROLE DESCRIPTION: Announcers & Interviewers: (Supporting) with high energy. Must be personable, lively, quick on their feet and a good talker. Kids should have an understanding/familiarity with WWE, World Wrestling Entertainment programming. Kids will be acting as announcers/backstage interviewers/presenters.

While WWE shot the pilot, the project did not move forward.

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