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Ik ga in Engeland wat bestellen en kan de volgende items meebestellen mochten er geďnteresseerden zijn :
Alles is inclusief verzendkosten !
WWE Over the Limit 2011 20,- (reservering)
WWE Extreme Rules 2011 20,-
WWE Extreme Rules 2011 blu-ray 25,-
WWE Extreme Rules 2010 18,-
WWE Extreme Rules 2009 18,-
WWE WM27 25,-
WWE WM27 blu-ray 33,-
WWE Best of WCW Nitro 26,-
Voor de verzamelaars kan ik ook nog aan originele ECW dvd's komen.
Aangezien ze uit de handel zijn liegen de prijzen er niet om, maar dat kan ik ook niet helpen. Ook inclusief verzendkosten.
(alles regio 2 of 0 tenzij anders vermeld)
guilty as charged: hard hits 15.00
living dangerously: hard hits 16.00
hardcore tv 1: whoda thunk it 35.00
hardcore tv 2: ec dub 17.00
hardcore tv 3: philly stake 35.00
hardcore tv 4: ratted 35.00
hardcore tv 5: mental 17.00
matter of respect 1996 20.00
matter of respect 1998 20.00
cyberslam 1996 20.00
cyberslam 1998 20.00
cyberslam 1999 47.00
hostile city showdown 1996 20.00
as good as it gets 20.00
november to remember 1995 20.00
november to remember 1996 35.00
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november to remember 1998 47.00
november to remember 1999 47.00
november to remember 2000 35.00
it ain't seinfeld 20.00
natural born killaz 20.00
the buffalo invasion 20.00
hardcore heaven 1995 35.00
hardcore heaven 1996 20.00
hardcore heaven 1997 60.00
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hardcore heaven 2000 41.00
big ass extreme bash 20.00
crossing the line again 25.00
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extreme evolution (regio 1) 30.00
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Ik doe mijn dvd boxen van LOST en Prison Break weg omdat ik over wil op blu-ray
Lost seizoen 1 18,-
Lost seizoen 2 18,- (sealed)
Lost seizoen 3 18,-
Prison Break seizoen 1 25,- (sealed)
Prison Break seizoen 2 25,- (sealed)
Prison Break - The Final Break 8,- (sealed)
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bij bulk afname gaat de prijs omlaag
It’s 9 o’clock and we are live on RAW with the two final contestants of Tough Enough in the ring with Stone Cold Steve Austin and Vince McMahon. Vince is about to pick the winner, and Stone Cold stops him. Austin asks if Vince really thinks he is going to make the decision. Vince says he is the Chairman of the Board. Austin says he doesn’t give a rat’s ass about any of that bullshit (which was bleeped) and that it is his show, and his own decision. Steve is about to announce, but McMahon says that if he were doing this, there would be a drum roll. Austin actually agrees, and we get a drum roll. The winner of Tough Enough is… Big Andy!!
Austin asks if Vince would like to offer any words of welcome to Andy. Vince says welcome to the WWE, and then slaps him in the face! Austin shakes his hand and says congratulations to the winner, and then hits a Stone Cold Stunner! “Welcome to the WWE you son of a bitch, and that’s the bottom line cause Stone Cold said so”. A beer party is about to break out.
R-Truth’s entrance hits, and he is wearing a Civil War outfit. “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” begins to play, and Truth sings it as a ballad to little Jimmy. He gets in the ring and Vince shows a clip of last week, and why the GM is upset. Truth says that he is sorry to Big Jimmy, Little Jimmy, and even to the soda he wasted. He’s sorry, he’s sorry, he’s sorry. Austin says he should be sorry for the outfit he is dressed in. Truth says that he is dressed that way because he is in Richmond, Virginia. This is where the Confederate States of America was founded by redneck idiots. Austin says that happened a long time ago, what is Truth’s point. Truth says that while nothing good ever came out of the South, they did have one good idea. Secession. Tonight, R-Truth is seceding from the WWE Universe. He’ll keep the Title Match, but he won’t do any T-shirts, videogames, or anything else. He has been the victim of a companywide conspiracy. Vince says let me tell you something ‘R’, and asks if that is his real first name. Truth confirms that it is. Vince says that his office hours are from 9am to Midnight. Vince says that Austin knows them very well. Vince hints that maybe Truth could get his answers from someone other them himself. Austin perhaps?
The Miz’s music hits and he comes out to the ring. He blames Alex Riley for his failings and looks to take advantage of the fact that the Chairman of the Board is currently in the ring. He says that everyone knows he deserves one last Championship match.
Alex Riley’s music hits and he comes down to the ring claiming that the only thing Miz deserves is another beat down. John Cena’s music hits, and he also joins the ring. He gives a quick recap of the situation. Cena says that he made Miz say the words I quit repeatedly, so he will not give him another shot at the Title. He tells him to get over himself. Cena tells Riley that he doesn’t like him, and doesn’t trust him, BUT over the past couple of weeks he has actually stepped up and gone after The Miz, which Cena can appreciate. Cena then moves on to Truth. He says that clearly somebody dressed like Truth and acting like him is completely sane. Dropping the sarcastic banter, he tells Truth to take off the ridiculous garb, because they will be having their match at Capitol Punishment.
Vince tells Michael Cole to shut up before he can even reach the podium. He declares tonight’s main event a match with Alex Riley & John Cena v. R-Truth & The Miz. The Special Guest Referee will be Stone Cold Steve Austin!
Santino w/ Kozlov v. Michael McGillicutty w/ David Otunga
They exchange holds and Santino sends Michael into the turnbuckle. He teases the Cobra, and Michael scurries away. Back on his feet, Michael hits a dropkick and goes for the cover. Santino kicks out. Michael backs him into the corner and hits a hard right hand sending him to the mat, then kicking him in the gut. Michael goes for the cover, but Santino kicks out. Santino tries a quick roll up, but Michael kicks out. Santino is grounded on the mat by a side headlock. Santino escapes with a vertebrae breaker, but is whipped into the corner. He dodges a splash, and then begins a series of jabs. Santino hits a hip toss, and follows with a headbutt. Santino raises the roof and looks for the Cobra. Otunga pulls Michael out of the ring, but Kozlov runs over and bulldozes him! Back in the ring, Michael tries for a running uppercut, but Santino dodges and sets up the Cobra! This match is over.
Winner via Cobra: Santino
Santino and Kozlov celebrate after the match with triumphant trumpets.
Kelly Kelly’s music hits and she makes her way down to the ring with Beth Phoenix.
Kelly Kelly & Beth Phoenix v. The Bella Twins
Kelly and one of the Bellas start off the match. Kelly is dominated which results in the other Bella getting the tag. There is another quick tag, and then a cover attempt. Kelly kicks out. Kelly finally escapes a side headlock, and tags in Beth Phoenix. Beth comes in with power and hits a springboard assisted suplex. Kelly stops a Bella from interfering and Phoenix his the Glam Slam on the other one! This match is over.
Winners via Glam Slam: Kelly Kelly & Beth Phoenix
In the back, Booker T is trying to sell Trish on the Trish-a-Rooni. He shows her the different steps to feel the vibe and electricity. Jack Swagger comes in to interrupt. Swagger says that if he were a trainer on Tough Enough, they all would have been winners. He challenges Booker T to a match. Booker wants Trish to tell him that he didn’t just say that. Booker T accepts, and tells Swagger to get out.
CM Punk’s music hits, and walks out onto the ramp with Mason Ryan. Punk takes a seat on the ramp. He says that last week he beat Rey for the 600th time. Rey has never beaten him, so last week he cried and begged for another match. Punk gave him another shot, for no other reason than to prove that the power of his New Nexus is unwavering.
Rey Mysterio v. CM Punk w/ Mason Ryan
They exchange blows, and then Punk gets Rey in a side headlock. Rey transfers it into an armbar, but Punk counters back down to the mat for an arm bar variant. Cover attempt by Punk, but Rey kicks out. Punk is sent out of the ring, and Rey baseball slides into a hurricarana transfer! Mason Ryan is in the corner of Rey’s eye as he slides Punk back into the ring. Rey flies in with a leg drop and goes for a cover. Punk kicks out. Rey locks on an armbar. Both men get to their feet and Rey heads to the top turnbuckle. Punk kicks the ropes which knocks Rey into the tree of woe position. Punk hits a dropkick, and then goes for a cover. Punk kicks out.
Punk locks on a body scissors hold and then attempts to move it into a choke hold. Rey uses his elbows to escape. Punk throws him spine first into the steel post! Punk goes for a cover, but Rey kicks out. Both men make it to the top turnbuckle, and Rey throws Punk down. Rey uses his body as a missile and takes out Punk. Rey kicks the leg of Punk but gets whipped into the ropes. He springboards for a huge crossbody and goes for a cover. Punk kicks out. Rey hits a tilt-a-whirl headscissors, but Punk follows with a snap scoop slam. Punk pulls down his knee pad and charges at Rey. Punk is blocked, and Rey sets up for the 619. Ryan jumps up on the apron to block the move. Rey isn’t phased and knocks Punk to the mat and jumps to the top turnbuckle. Rey leaps and connects with a flying headbutt! This match is over!
Winner via Flying Headbutt: Rey Mysterio
Video Package: Presidential Press Conference with questions by R-Truth
In the back, Riley is trying to convince Cena to trust him in their match tonight.
Alberto Del Rio is in the ring and he recaps the running over of Big Show with his car. He calls out Big Show so that he can apologize. Show’s music hits, but it is actually Ricardo Rodriguez in a wig. He is on crutches, and is eating. Every time that Rio asks a question, he raises his arm with a baseball glove on it. Rio says that Big Show got what he deserved, because bad things happen to bad people. Ricardo takes off the wig, and says Alberto Del Rio’s name a bunch of times.
Video Package: Kofi Kingston highlights
Zack Ryder is in the ring, and bumps fists with Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero. Dolph and Vickie head out to commentary.
Zack Ryder v. Kofi Kingston
Zack Ryder hits a shoulder block. Kofi follows up with an elbow and then a dropkick. Ryder slaps him in the face, and Kofi punches back. Ryder is sent to the corner and Kofi attempts a splash. Ryder dodges and hits a neckbreaker. Kofi kicks out of the cover. Kofi’s head is slammed into the turnbuckle, and then he drops down to the mat. Ryder kicks him, and then grasps on a side headlock. Kofi is sent to the corner, but dodges a Ryder splash. Kofi connects with double handed chops, followed by a huge leaping clothesline. Kofi sets up for, and hits, the Boom Drop. Kofi is looking for Trouble in Paradise, but Ryder puts his body in between the ropes. Kofi backs off, but the second Ryder comes back in the ring, Kofi’s finisher connects. This match is over!
Winner via Trouble in Paradise: Kofi Kingston
In the back, The Miz is talking to R-Truth.
Up Next: Booker T v. Jack Swagger
Booker T v. Jack Swagger
A quick back and forth match that culminates when Booker T goes for a Scissors Kick, but Swagger dodges the move, and slides out of the ring. Swagger says that he doesn’t need this match, and looks to leave. Booker is upset, and Swags decides to take the count out.
Winner via Count Out: Booker T
After the match, Evan Bourne runs down and attacks him from behind. Evan runs into the ring and Swagger runs after him. Booker hits the Scissors Kick. Evan heads to the top and connects with a beautiful Shooting Star Press. Booker T and Evan Bourne both celebrate with a Spinaroonie.
Special Guest Referee: Stone Cold Steve Austin
John Cena & Alex Riley v. The Miz & R-Truth
Cena and Miz start the match. Miz with a takeover, but Cena reversed into an arm bar. Riley asks for the tag, and Cena grants it. Miz falls over himself to get Truth into the match. Great arm drag by Truth into a cover. Riley kicks out. Truth gets a takedown, but Riley stands him up. Truth is caught with an arm drag followed by an elbow to the face. Cover attempt but Truth kicks out. Cena gets the tag. Truth tags in Miz. Cena whips him into the turnbuckle and then tags in Riley to try and let him get his hands on Miz. Miz tags in Truth and then runs out of the ring. Riley follows after and runs back into the ring after Miz. Truth is there to meet him with a clothesline. We go to our last commercial break of the evening.
Back from the break, Riley is in the ring with Miz. Miz goes for a cover but Riley kicks out. Miz has him seated in the corner, and is stomping on him relentlessly. Miz tags in Truth. Riley tries to get to Cena, but Truth cuts him off. Truth charges at Riley and connects with a boot. A scoop slam connects and Truth goes to the second rope. He goes for an axe handle, but Riley blocks with his boot.
Miz gets the tag, and so does Cena! The Champ comes storming into the ring and his a shoulder block followed by a side slam. The 5 Knuckle Shuffle connects and Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment. Truth stops the move, but Cena throws him right out of the ring. Cena jumps on Miz and locks on the STF! Miz squirms his way to the ropes. Truth comes into the ring with a chair, but Cena kicks him in the gut with a dropkick. Cena and Miz both run at each other, connecting with clotheslines. Riley comes into the ring with the Money in the Bank briefcase. He clobbers The Miz with it. Austin stuns The Miz! Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment, and this match is over!
Winners via Referee Stunner: John Cena & Alex Riley
After the match, Austin calls for some beers. Riley has exited the ring to be respectful, but Austin still throws him a couple of brews. Cena and Austin begin to celebrate.
and I quote…
The referee has blatantly overstepped his boundaries by getting involved, so Alex Riley and John Cena have been disqualified.
Winners via DQ: The Miz & R-Truth
*Another Alert hits
On next week’s RAW, Steve Austin will be the Special Guest General Manger.
Austin walks over to the laptop and throws it, and the podium to the floor. Austin grabs Cole and punches him in the face. He rolls him into the ring, and then calls for some beers. He opens them over top of Cole and then lifts him up for a Stunner. Cena follows it up with an Attitude Adjustment. Austin tells Cole that he’ll see Cole next week on RAW! More beers fly as RAW goes off the air.
Ik heb alleen het begin gezien, met de uitslag van Tough Enough. Leuk dat Andy gewonnen heeft, aan die bal Luke had ik vanaf de eerste aflevering al een hekel. De discussie tussen Vince en Austin was weer ouderwets hilarisch. De rest van de Raw ziet er ook wel aardig uit, met uitzondering van enkele boring matches.
Have you missed seeing the greatest WCW Champion in history in a wrestling ring? Then stop questioning your heart and join me because it is time for Monday Night RAW!!!
Justin Roberts kicks off the show by introducing former WCW Champion David Arquette. He comes out and says that there is no better man to introduce the Slammy Awards than the man who was one of the greatest WCW Champions in history. He says he beat Eric Bischoff for the Title, and says he is sure the audience remembers that guy. Arquette is shocked by the negative reaction he is getting from the New Orleans audience.
Shocker of the Year
The Miz cashes in Money in the Bank, becomes WWE Champion
Randy Orton punts Chris Jericho in the head
The Nexus debuts
Paul Bearer turns on The Undertaker
Winner: Nexus Debuts
Wade Barrett comes out to accept the award. He says that he accepts the award on behalf of the Nexus. Wade says that the Nexus wouldn’t be here if not from him. Had he not won NXT Season 1, and brought the members with him, then the Nexus never would have become one of the most dominant groups in the history of the WWE. Wade also mentions that he is the one man with the power to rehire John Cena. The members of the Nexus have laid out the ultimatum that if he doesn’t rehire Cena, they will excommunicate him. Wade says that he hasn’t made up his mind yet, but he will make his decision before the end of the night. In the meantime, you can be sure that Wade Barrett will be making more shocking moments in the history of the WWE.
And I quote…
Mr. Barrett, I’m going to give you the opportunity to give us another shocking moment in a match right now, against this man…
The Big Show’s music hits, and it looks like we have a “Big” match on our hands. (I can’t believe I just said that). Big Show grabs the Slammy from Wade on his way down to the ring.
Wade Barrett v. The Big Show
Wade takes his shirt off, and this match is underway. Wade is at first hesitant, and clings to the ropes for support. Wade then exits the ring to buy time. When Wade does enter the ring, he rakes the eyes of Show. Wade circles the Giant and kicks him in the legs several times. Show pushes him towards the ropes, but Barrett is able to follow up with a punch that sends Show down to the mat. Show bounces back up and starts to punch him like crazy. Show throws Wade out of the ring, and follows after. Show then hits a hard chop against the chest of Wade, and rolls him back into the ring. Barrett immediately rolls out of the ring, and grabs his Slammy Award. Wade walks up the ramp as the referee begins the 10-Count. This match is over.
Winner via Countout: The Big Show
Kelly Kelly, Tyson Kidd & Jackson Andrews present the award for Treachery of the Year (aka Despicable Me Award)
Despicable Me Award
CM Punk sings "Happy Birthday" to Rey Mysterio's daughter
Drew McIntyre faces and humiliates Teddy Long
Kane buries The Undertaker alive
Mr. McMahon makes truce with Bret Hart, then kicks him in the groin
Winner: CM Punk sings "Happy Birthday" to Rey Mysterio's daughter
This is CM Punk’s third Slammy Award so far in his WWE career. He hugs Michael Cole on the way to the podium. Punk says that there is someone in the back who wronged him, and he will get his revenge. He doesn’t mention any names but says that the audience hasn’t seen anything yet.
Inter-Brand Tag Match
Kofi Kingston & Daniel Bryan w/ Bella Twins v. Dolph Ziggler w/ Vickie Guerrero & Ted Dibiase w/ Maryse
Back from commercial, the match is underway as Ziggler has a headlock applied to Bryan. Dibiase gets the tag and goes for a cover. Bryan kicks out. Dibiase gets in a couple jabs and then tags in Ziggler. Dolph does the same, and then tags in Dibiase. Ted goes to the mat this time with a side headlock. Bryan tries to power out with an elbow. He escapes and both men crash into each other with crossbody attempts. Bryan is able to make the tag, and Kofi goes right after the freshly tagged Ziggler. Kofi hits his Boom, Boom Boom and is looking for Trouble in Paradise. The controlled frenzy connects. Ted tries to make the save, but is too late. This match is over.
Winners: Daniel Bryan & Kofi Kingston
Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov present:
Guest Star Shining Moment of the Year
Wayne Brady gets RKO'd by Randy Orton
Pee-wee Herman vs. The Miz
Mike Tyson punches out Chris Jericho
William Shatner sings WWE Entrances
Winner: Pee-wee Herman vs. The Miz
Wade Barrett is in the back with a Nexus united behind David Otunga. Wade asks what they want, Otunga asks him what his decision shall be tonight. Otunga warns him that his single career isn’t looking so grand if he doesn’t rehire Cena tonight. Wade says that he now sees things clearly, and knows exactly what he will choose.
Cody Rhodes v. Mark Henry
Henry punches Cody in the face several times, and so Cody complains to the ref. Henry responds by smashing his hand into Cody’s face. Rhodes grabs Henry and kicks him into the corner. Henry falls to his knees, so Cody goes for a headlock. Henry is able to escape, and throws Cody into the corner. Rhodes flies out of the corner with a leg lariat, and then goes back to the second rope. Cody hits a knee drop to the head, and this match is over.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
Jerry Lawler & Vickie Guerrero present the explicit:
Holy %&^*%&* Move of the Year
Kofi Kingston hits Drew McIntyre with a leg drop off ladder through announce table
John Cena sends Batista onto a car and through the stage with two Attitude Adjustments
Randy Orton delivers RKO to a flying Evan Bourne
John Morrison dives off set onto Daniel Bryan and The Miz
Winner: John Cena sends Batista onto a car and through the stage with two Attitude Adjustments
Wade comes out to accept the Slammy for Cena. Wade enters the ring and says that the world is hanging on his every word because he is about to announce whether or not he will rehire John Cena. Wade takes a moment to soak in the crowd. His decision is…
Wade refuses to announce his decision unless Cena comes out to the ring and faces him man to man. Cena appears through the crowd, and enters the ring. The entirety of Nexus of comes down to surround the ring. Wade says that Cena is rehired on two conditions: 1. That he face him in a chair match at the TLC PPV, and that 2. He face Otunga one on one tonight.
Wade says that he wants to show Cena exactly why he rehired him tonight. Nexus rushes into the ring and attacks Cena. Wade bails to grab a steel chair, and then comes into the ring. Barrett smashes the chair across the back of Cena.
David Arquette is back out to present another Slammy Award. This time, he is dressed in Elvis’ Aloha from Hawaii outfit.
WWE Universe Reaction of the Year
Winner: Angry Miz Girl
Angry Miz Girl comes out with her father to accept. She thanks her father for taking her to the show. Miz then comes out to interrupt. He says that he remembers her, and takes her Slammy Award. Miz walks down to the ring, followed by Alex Riley and David Arquette. Miz says that there are still three weeks left in the year, and so the true moment of the year will occur at TLC when he puts Orton through a table.
And I quote…
I’ve decided that six days before your table match at TLC, both you and Orton will face former Champions tonight. Miz, your match against a former World Champion will start right now.
The Miz v. Rey Mysterio
Mysterio knocks Miz into the second rope, and is looking for the 619. Alberto Del Rio’s music hits, and he makes his way out to the entrance ramp. Miz slides out of the ring. Rey jumps out of the ring and tries for a hurricarana. Mysterio is slammed head first into the apron. Miz slides him into the ring and tries for a cover, but Mysterio kicks out.
Miz lifts Rey up to the top rope, and follows after to attempt a Superplex. Rey fights his way free, and Miz falls to the mat. Seated Senton followed by a lateral press from Rey. Cover attempt, but Miz kicks out. Miz tries for a roll up, but Rey slides out and kicks Miz in the face. Cover attempt, but Miz kicks out. Mysterio again sets Miz up for the 619, but Del Rio jumps up on the apron. Miz gets caught in a roll up, but kicks out. Mysterio sets up for the a third time, but Riley distracts the ref as Rio trips Mysterio. Miz gets a roll up for the win.
Winner via Roll Up: The Miz
After the match, Miz, Riley and Arquette get into the ring to celebrate.
And I quote…
Now that The Miz has faced a former World Champion, so will Randy Orton. Tonight, Orton will face Alex Riley and David Arquette in a handicap match.
Edge comes out to present an award, but first says that he needs to bring out a co-presenter that he knows very well. Christian! Christian comes out and says that he hopes Alberto Del Rio wins the award, because he doesn’t want people to forget what Del Rio did to him.
"Oh Snap" Meltdown of the Year
Big Show destroys Jack Swagger’s trophies
Edge destroys the Raw GM’s computer
Alberto Del Rio injures Rey Mysterio’s arm with a steel chair
Batista quits WWE
Winner: Edge destroys the Raw GM’s computer
Edge doesn’t get it, he says that he has always been cool and rational, but he may have lost his temper because of a gutless GM. And tonight, he even got put into a match against Jack Swagger.
Christian’s phone goes off. It is the GM Sounder, and he says he has an email. Actually, he doesn’t, but he wanted to calm down Edge. He says that after all of these years, there is still one thing that has remained the same. And I quote… Michael Cole is still a huge tool.
Sheamus v. John Morrison
Both men are so strong at attacking each other at the offset, that the referee rules the match a double disqualification.
Winners via Double DQ: Both?
And I Quote…
This clearly won’t be settled tonight. Instead, Sheamus and Morrison’s match at TLC will be a #1 Contenders ladder match for the WWE Championship.
After the announcement, Sheamus continues to attack Morrison. He sets a ladder up against the apron, and throws Morrison out of the ring and onto the ladder.
JTG & William Regal Present:
Knucklehead Moment of the Year
Big Show unmasks a bald CM Punk
Santino Marella gets out-danced by Vladimir Kozlov
Beth Phoenix eliminates The Great Khali from the Royal Rumble
Lay-Cool gets beaten by Mae Young
Winners: Lay-Cool gets beaten by Mae Young
LayCool accept, and says that the Slammy is flawless, and now it is time for them to win their second Slammy as the Divas Battle Royal is up next!
WWE Diva of the Year Battle Royal
Winner: Michelle McCool
And I Quote…
At TLC, Beth Phoenix & Natalya will meet LayCool in a Divas Tag Team Table Match!
Edge v. Jack Swagger
Swagger pushes Edge into the ropes, and punches his back. He then whips him hard into the corner, and taunts the crowd. Swagger pushes Edge, but then gets caught with a punch to the face. Edge bounces off the ropes, but gets caught with a gut buster from Swagger. Swags steps on the chest of Edge and goes for a cover. Edge kicks out. Swagger goes for an arm bar. Another cover attempt, but Edge again kicks out.
Swagger lifts Edge to his feet, and signals that he is going to slam Edge into the corner. Edge shimmies off of Jack’s shoulder and sends him to the mat with an inverted neck breaker. Swagger charges for a clothesline, but gets caught with what Lawler referred to as a “nice move”. Scoop slam from Swagger and a cover attempt, Edge kicks out.
Swagger is monkey charging himself up, and goes for the second rope splash. Edge tries to counter with his legs, but Jack grabs one and goes for the ankle lock. Edge counters into a roll up. Swagger kicks free. Edge sets up for the spear. Edge charges and connects. This match is over.
Winner via Spear: Edge
In the back, David Arquette is pumped up for his match with Riley against Orton. Riley calls him delusional, but Miz tries to reassure his protégé about his chances tonight.
Big Show presents:
WWE Moment of the Year
Sheamus attacks Triple H from behind with a lead pipe
Edge Spears Chris Jericho through the barricade
The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels in Michaels’ final match
John Cena counts 1-2-3 as Orton defeats Barrettt and Cena is fired from WWE
Winner: The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels in Michaels’ final match
Shawn accepts via satellite.
Randy Orton v. Alex Riley & David Arquette w/ The Miz
Riley and Orton are the first to start things off. Orton drops him with a couple of punches and then David tags himself into the match. Arquette is kicked in the gut, and then quickly tags himself back out of the match. Riley is immediately hit with a neck breaker, but then starts to get the tide going his way as he pushes Orton into the corner and stomps him in the gut. The referee makes Riley back off, so Arquette takes the opportunity to choke Orton.
Randy bounces out of the corner, and hits a scoop slam on Riley. Orton then connects with a high back body drop. The Viper is coiled and he goes for the RKO. This match is over!
Winner via RKO: Randy Orton
After the match, The Miz runs into the ring and clocks Orton with the Money in the Bank briefcase. Miz exits the ring and grabs a table. Arquette helps him set the table up. Together, they attempt to double suplex Orton into the table. Randy pushes away David, and is looking to take out Miz. Arquette makes the save, but it was a terrible decision as Orton now has his sights set squarely upon the former WCW Champion. Orton powerbombs David Arquette through the table!
Michael Cole presents:
"And I quote" Line of the Year
Winner: Michael Cole
Cole doesn’t say which quote it was that led to his victory, but pulls out a sheet of paper to read his thank you notes. The WWE music comes on and cuts him off.
King: I hate Cole.
Punk: I know you do
Teddy Long presents:
Superstar of the Year
Winner: John Cena
Cena thanks the WWE audience, especially considering the fact that up to an hour ago, he didn’t even have a job. Cena says that there are only two members of Nexus left to be destroyed. One is David Otunga, and the other is Wade Barrett. Otunga is about to go down, and then on Sunday it will be time for Wade. Cena gives the audience his word that he will destroy Wade Barrett.
John Cena v. David Otunga w/ Nexus
Wade Barrett comes out to the entrance ramp, and says that he would like to remind Cena of what happened earlier tonight. Video package highlights the earlier beat down. Otunga gets high fives from most of the members of the Nexus as he heads down to the ring. Wade makes a motion, and the members of Nexus head to the back. Otunga has found himself alone.
Cena pulls Otunga into the ring, and then plants Otunga on the ropes. He slaps him across the back, and then wrenches his arm. Cena slams him down to the mat, and has a devilish look in his eye. Otunga is sent into the ropes and is brutalized with a clothesline. Cena whips him hard into the corner, but Otunga moves out of the way. David gets on top of Cena and lays in a couple of fists. Otunga hits a spinning elbow and then goes for the cover. Cena kicks out. Otunga tries for a slam, but Cena counters into the STF. This match is over.
Winner via STF: John Cena
After the match, Cena grabs a chair and heads back into the ring. He takes the chair to the back of Otunga and wrecks the husband of Jennifer Hudson. Cena motions with his finger that there is only one member of Nexus left for him to take out. Wade Barrett at the TLC PPV.
Impact opens up with highlights (and comments from some of the wrestlers) from Final Resolution with the spotlight on the TNA World Title Match. Anderson said that he was going to go on a rampage on Impact.
We then cut to "Earlier Today" in Bischoff's office where Bischoff is talking to Immortal & Fortune. Bischoff says that Hogan has been kept from participating in anything to do with TNA due to Dixie Carter's injunction. Bischoff says that when the judges & lawyers get involved anything can happen which is why going into Genesis they need the gold. He says they need all the titles because they need all the leverage they can get. Bischoff then asks AJ Styles to stand up. He calls AJ "the chosen one" (mockingly) and then says he just lost the Television Title causing them to lose some leverage. Bischoff says, "no more losers." Rhino then walks into the room and asks where his contract that Bischoff offered him is. Bischoff then writes on a piece of paper "NO!" in big letters and says "here's your contract." Bischoff mocks Rhino's "I got a family" thing and says he doesn't need losers. Rhino then tries to attack Bischoff so Immortal beats him down and drags him out.
Immortal's music hits in the arena and Bischoff and Flair lead the troops out to the ring. Bischoff then introduces the World Champion: Jeff Hardy (lots of heat for this). Hardy makes his way out to the ring and makes So Cal Val hold the ring ropes open for him. Bischoff says there is a reason that Hulk Hogan anointed Jeff Hardy as the man to carry the banner for Immortal and a big "Hardy sucks" chant starts as Bischoff screams at the fans to show some respect. Bischoff says that Hardy can only remain great if he is challenged by greatness. He says that Hardy beat a man that was a worthy opponent at Final Resolution and then asks Morgan to come down to the ring.
Matt Morgan comes out with a lead pipe. Bischoff says he knows what Matt's thinking but there is no need for him to have the pipe because nothing is going to happen to him. Bischoff says everyone knows they are under the scrutiny of a federal judge so nothing will happen to him and he has his word. He says that TNA is, from this point forward, about fair play. Morgan says he watched the tape 25 times today of the TNA Title match and with all due respect to Hardy, Morgan COULD have beaten Hardy. He says the reason that Morgan didn't beat Hardy was because he had a "horse shit" referee. He says Anderson cost him that match and if he had a referee that knew anything he might have won. Bischoff says that Morgan did the right thing in stepping up and facing Hardy when Anderson went down and says he deserved the shot so they have decided to sign a match. Matt Morgan vs. Mr. Anderson with the winner getting a shot at the belt!
Morgan says he just spoke with Anderson last night and as of today he's still not medically cleared. He calls the match Bischoff's "mental manipulation" and says it's not happening. Bischoff says if it doesn't happen then Anderson can just crawl back up in his Snuggie and fly back to Green Bay and freeze his ass off with everybody else because either he wrestlers Morgan or he's gone from TNA. Bischoff says "take it or leave it" and says that's it.
Mr. Anderson is shown watching on a monitor in the back.
The Impact intro hits and it shows all highlights of Fortune and Immortal.
Tenay announces that Tara will be "performing" in concert tonight and Jeff Jarrett will hold another MMA demonstration. Also, Abyss gets a shot at the TV Title against Douglas Williams tonight!
In the back Brother Ray says that he has been proving to the world for the past 15 years while he was the be-all and end-all of Team 3D. He says anyone could have been his "Devon" in 3D and he will prove it tonight. He then looks at a random black guy and says "let's go Devon" and walks off. The "Devon" screams "OH MY BROTHER...TESTIFY!"
TNA shows a clip of Taylor Wilde & Hamada winning the Knockouts Tag Team Titles a few months ago and Tenay says that "due to VISA issues beyond her control" Hamada was unable to fly to America and defend the KO Tag Titles with Taylor. He says that Taylor & Hamada have been stripped of the Tag Titles so a Tournament will be set (which will begin tonight) to crown NEW champions. The 1st Round starts tonight as Sarita & Daffney face The Beautiful People!
Brother Ray & Fake Devon vs. Ink, Inc.
Ink, Inc. are coming off of a great showing in the #1 Contenders Match Sunday Night against Beer Money. Bubba and Fake Devon attack Ink, Inc. as they make their entrance. Brother Ray tosses Neal over the top to the floor and then Ray nails Moore with an elbow. Ray taunts Moore and continues to beat on him and then he tags in Fake Devon. Fake Devon beats on Moore and then he whips Moore into the ropes and hits the Corkscrew Elbow that Devon always uses. Fake Devon gets a nearfall and then he stomps on Moore. Fake Devon throws Moore into Bubba's boot and then tags Bubba back in. Bubba whips Moore into the ropes and then goes for a backdrop but Moore Sunset Flips over him! Bubba blocks it and then attempts to Cannonball on top of Moore but Moore moves out of the way. Moore tries to reach for a tag but Bubba cuts him off and tags Fake Devon back in. Fake Devon hits a Scoop Slam and then climbs up top and goes for the Diving Headbutt but Moore moves. The fans chant "shut up fat boy" at Bubba. Moore tags out and nails Fake Devon with a series of clotheslines and back elbows. Neal then knocks Bubba off the apron and hits Fake Devon with a Front Slam for a nearfall. Neal whips Fake Devon into the ropes and then hits a Drop Toe Hold. Moore comes in and hits a Running Leg Drop on Fake Devon and Neal covers him but Bubba breaks the pin attempt up. Moore comes back in and beats on Bubba only to get poked in the eyes. Bubba then beats on Neal and hits a Scoop Slam. Fake Devon climbs back up top and hits the Wassup Headbutt on Neal. Bubba tells Fake Devon to go get the tables. They set the table up in the ring but Bubba eats a Spear from Neal and Moore hits a Dropkick on Fake Devon. Mooregasm on Fake Devon off of Neal's shoulders! 1...2...3!
Winners: Ink, Inc. via pinfall (Mooregasm/Samoan Drop)
Bubba goes crazy after the match and kicks Fake Devon HARD in the back of the head. Bubba then goes for a Powerbomb through a table but Devon's new music hits and he runs down to the ring and chases Devon off! Tenay says that Brother Ray vs. Brother Devon has been set for Genesis.
In the back Tara prepares (horribly) for her performance tonight as Generation Me look on. She says they're going to be her dancers but then makes them take off their shirts. Tara needs to take her shirt off and leave GenMe's shirts on! She slaps them on the ass and tells them to go.
In the back Matt Morgan asks Christy Hemme if she's seen Mr. Anderson but she hasn't.
Jeramy Borash introduces Tara out to perform her theme song, "Broken." It's obvious that Tara is lip syncing and Generation Me shirtless dance around her. Tara shows that she is very white as she starts to dance (she may be whiter than even Adam Martin!). Mickie James walks up behind her and ends it by punching Tara in the face! GenMe holds her as Tara nails her in the face. Eric Young runs out and starts brawling with GenMe! Mickie & Tara then start brawling again! Damn, Mickie in them jeans! They start rolling down the ramp! Mickie and Tara continue brawling at ringside and Mickie slams Tara with some pretty vicious right hands. Security finally runs out and separates them. Mickie breaks away and jumps onto Tara again! They're separated again and again break free and start brawling! Mickie rolls into the ring and dares Tara to get in with her. Mickie asks for a microphone and says that she is sick of this thing between her and Tara. She says that Tara doesn't like her, and she can't stand Tara. Mickie says the only one to settle this because security's going to keep breaking up their fights and it's obvious Tara can't do anything by herself. She says the only way to settle it is in a STEEL CAGE! Mickie says only one of them will walk out and she can't wait for Genesis! She wants to do it tonight and Mike Tenay says "HELL YEAH!" (I say that too Mike!) Tara nods and it's on! Mickie and Tara start brawling yet again!
We cut to the back and Beer Money is talking with Gunner & Murphy. Roode tells them to rough The Machine Guns up tonight and send them a message so they know that the Titles are coming back to Beer Money at Genesis. As they walk off James Storm asks Robert Roode for $20 but Roode says he already gave him 20 bucks a little while ago. Storm says he has to make another beer run and Roode gives him the money.
In the back Jarrett mockingly says his win over Joe was his biggest victory in his "MMA career" and then he says he will start an MMA Open Challenge to the fans tonight.
Motor City Machine Guns vs. Gunner & Murphy
What is TNA's obsession with having security guys wrestle? I mean remember back in the day Red Shirt Security and then Main Event Mafia security as well. It's beyond dumb. The Guns are coming off of their awesome Full Metal Mayhem Match with GenMe at Final Resolution. The #1 Contenders, Beer Money, come out to the announce table for this match. Gunner & Murphy jump The Guns as Beer money come out. Gunner hits a big clothesline on Shelley in the ring and then he chokes him with his shirt. Gunner tags Murphy in and he chokes Shelley on the middle rope. Murphy stands on Shelley's head and then tags Gunner back in. Gunner hits a Snapmare Takeover and then locks in a headlock on Shelley. He hits a Knee Drop on Shelley and then chokes Shelley again. Gunner locks in a Chinlock but Shelley bites his hand. Shelley tries to get a tag but Gunner pulls him back and locks him in a Camel Clutch and then tags Murphy back in. Murphy kicks Shelley and then chokes him in the corner. Murphy catapults Shelley in between the bottom and middle rope and then tags Gunner back in. Gunner chokes Shelley in the corner again and then he tries to slam Shelley into the corner but Shelley shoves him into the turnbuckles. Sabin tags in and nails Gunner with a clothesline and then one for Murphy. Sabin then hits a Flying Forearm on Gunner and then one on Murphy! He hits two more on Gunner & Murphy! Sabin then drops down as Murphy charges at him and pulls the top rope down causing Murphy to go flying over the top to the floor. The Guns hit the Machine Gun Sandwich on Gunner in the corner and then they go for the Skull & ones but Murphy comes in and nails Sabin with a night stick. The referee calls for the DQ and then Shelley dives off the top with a Flying Back Kick to Murphy!
Winners: Machine Guns via DQ
Shelley picks up the night stick and starts beating on Murphy with it! He then nails Gunner with it and grabs Gunner's night stick and tosses it to Sabin! The Guns are beating the hell out of Gunner & Murphy with the night sticks as Beer Money can't believe the aggression The Guns are showing. They place a TNA Title belt over Murphy's balls and then point up at Beer Money and start hitting the title belt repeatedly with the night sticks!
In the back The Beautiful People talk about winning the Knockouts Tag Titles when Winter walks in and wishes Angelina luck. Velvet asks Angelina who the hell she was and Angelina is happy that someone else can finally see her! Velvet says that was not cool at all and Angelina says she'll tell her all about it as they walk out. Daffney & Sarita are shown walking backstage.
In the back Morgan finds Anderson. Anderson says he's going to wrestle and Morgan acts surprised. Anderson says he doesn't have a choice and Morgan says he had to make a choice awhile back when he turned his back on Immortal and had Anderson and the other guys backs. Anderson thanks him again and says he's shown Morgan that he is appreciative at that but they are wrestlers and that's what they do. He says every once in awhile they get a little "owie" on their head. Morgan says Anderson is smarter than that. Anderson gets fired up and says he's been sitting at home for the past two months riding the pine and he says he has a doctor that will clear him. Morgan calls that bullshit and says this is that "fake ass bravado" stuff from Hogan and he says Anderson is being a stubborn son of a bitch. He says Anderson will end up getting hurt and Anderson asks if he's going to hurt him. Morgan says "wow" and then walks off.
TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championships Tournament
1st Round Match
The Beautiful People vs. Sarita & Daffney
Sarita and Velvet Sky have both held the Knockouts Tag Titles before while Angelina & Daffney have not. The greatest entrance in TNA history! Taz: "I've never been so envious of a ring rope...it's ridiculous." Truer words have never been spoken, Taz. Sarita grabs a mic and says this is really starting to become a joke. She says everytime Velvet gets into a little trouble she runs back to Angelina. Sarita says she kicked Velvet's scrawny little ass and she beat her TWICE and then she went and hid behind Angelina. Sarita asks if Velvet is scared of her and she says she can't beat her on her own. Sarita starts to ask Velvet when she's going to grow herself a pair of balls but Velvet cuts her off with a Spear! Velvet slams Sarita's head into the mat and screams "I'm tired of you" and starts beating on her. Velvet hits a series of Elbow Drops and then gets a nearfall. Velvet whips Sarita into the ropes and then ducks a clothesline and rolls Sarita up for a nearfall. Velvet chops Sarita and then whips her into the corner but Sarita lifts herself up into a Head Scissors on Velvet only to get slammed to the mat. Velvet covers Sarita again and again gets a two count. Velvet attempts to whip Sarita into the corner again but this time Sarita reverses it. Sarita charges at her but Velvet ducks and then grabs her arm and takes her down into an Armbar! Daffney runs in and breaks up the hold to a nice reaction from the fans. Sarita betas on Velvet as Velvet went after Daffney. Sarita slaps Velvet repeatedly and then tags in Daffney. Daffney hits a Scoop Slam as the fans chant for her and then she stands on Velvet's head. 1...2...NO Velvet kicks out! Sarita tags back in and Daffney holds Velvet for her. Sarita talks trash to her but this allows Velvet to nail Daffney with a back elbow and then she kicks Sarita repeatedly and chops her. Velvet attempts to whip Sarita into the ropes but Sarita reverses it into a Waistlock. Velvet breaks the hold and hits a Jawbreaker! Velvet follows up with a clothesline and then she goes for another one but they clothesline each other! Both girls tag out! Angelina nails Daffney with a series of Forearms and then she hits the ropes. Daffney goes for a clothesline but Angelina ducks and hits a Running Clothesline of her own off the ropes! Angelina slams Daffney to the mat and then she hits a Jawbrekaer of her own! She knocks Sarita off the apron and then hits the Lights Out on Daffney! 1...2...3!
Winners: Beautiful People via pinfall (Lights Out)
Sarita bails on Daffney after the match and she grabs a microphone again. Sarita says it doesn't matter because she still didn't beat HER and Velvet is still a loser.
In the back some guys are carrying a casket.
A great hype video package highlights Tara & Mickie's past is shown.
Highlights from Pope vs. Abyss is then shown. I have to say the finish to the match was pretty unique (if you didn't see it Pope had Abyss in the casket but before he could close the lid Abyss punched through the casket and low blowed Pope. Eventually he Chokeslammed Pope into the casket and closed the lid).
Some guys walk a casket out to the ring and then a choir dances down to the ring while "This Little Light of Mine" plays. We then hear Pope's voice (but don't see him) tell his congregation to fear not. He says many might have thought that Final Resolution may have been the end of The Pope, but it's only the beginning...a new beginning. Pope says while he was lying in the casket he was surrounded by darkness but it was during that time that he had a spiritual awakening and the time has come for Pope to lead his congregation to new heights. He says new heights that have never been seen before. He says tonight they will start by helping those in need. He talks about kids in need during Christmas and he asks the fans to reach down in their pockets and give a donation to help those that are less fortunate. He says this marks a new era of the Congregation, CAN I GET AN AMEN?! He says "with The Pope, there is hope because the Pope is pimpin!"
In the back AJ tells Abyss to rip Williams arms off him and then beat him with them. Abyss cuts him off and tells AJ not to worry because he's going to handle his business (suggesting AJ couldn't).
In the back Mickie James talks about the Cage Match. She is standing by one of the Steel Cage walls and she says she's never been inside a Steel Cage before so they'll find out just what it's all about.
TNA World Television Championship
Douglas Williams (c) vs. "The Monster" Abyss
Williams is fresh off his win over AJ Styles to get the belt this past Sunday in a match that is definitely a candidate for Match of the Year in my book. Williams and Abyss lockup and Abyss tosses him back. Abyss goes for a clothesline but Williams ducks and headbutts Abyss in the gut and then nails him with a right hand. Williams attempts to whip Abyss into the corner but Abyss reverses it. Williams then dropkicks Abyss and nails him with a series of right hands. Williams follows up with a European Uppercut and then he mounts him in the corner and reigns down rights. Abyss shoves him off and then goes for a clothesline but Williams ducks and headbutts Abyss again. Williams locks Abyss in a Cravate and throws repeated Knees at the head of Abyss. Abyss shoves Williams into the ropes and nails him with a Big Boot! Abyss beats on Williams in the corner and then he nails Williams with a nasty chop. Abyss whips Williams hard into another corner and then locks Williams in a chinlock. Williams fights it with back elbows and a headbutt and then a big forearm! Williams then hits the ropes and goes for a Sunset Flip but Abyss blocks it. Abyss then tries to Cannonball onto Williams but he moves out of the way. Williams nails Abyss with headbutts and European Uppercuts and then he hits a Running Knee on Abyss in the corner! Williams climbs up top and dives off with a Flying Corkscrew European Uppercut! 1...2...NO Abyss kicks out! Williams goes for Chaos Theory but Abyss grabs the corner to block it! The turnbuckle bad actually rips! Abyss then back elbows Williams and throws the corner pad down. Williams kicks Abys and then goes for a Piledriver but Abyss backdrops him. Abyss goes for the Corner Splash but Williams moves and Abyss nails the exposed steel! Williams rolls him up! 1...2...3!
Winner & STILL TV Champ: Williams via pinfall (rollup)
AJ jumps Williams from behind on the stage and Styles Clashes Williams on the stage! That was nasty! AJ screams at Williams and he screams at Williams about not just stealing his belt, but stealing his move (the Styles Clash). He tells Williams to never steal his move again.
In the back Jeff Jarrett walks towards the entrance.
In the back Tara discusses the Steel Cage Match and says there is no escaping the cage which means Mickie can't escape her. She says she'll give Mickie the beating of her life. GenMe is standing beside Tara and nodding at what she says. Max says Eric Young can go get his buddy Orlando Jordan and they'll face them next week.
Double J-MMA Open Challenge
Jeff Jarrett vs. Mike (a fan)
The fans chant "you sold out" at Jarrett and he says for the last time, he bought in not sold out. Jarrett says Sunday the entire world of wrestling found out that he is the most feared athlete in the world today. He says that no one thought he could make "The Samoan Submission Machine" tap out but he did. He says now it's time for him to up the ante and it being the holiday season and he's in a giving mood. He says he will give someone in the Impact Zone tonight the opportunity to make something of themselves. He says if any man, woman, or child can make him submit he will pay them $100,000 of his own money! Jarrett asks if there are any fans up to it and a bunch of fans are screaming at Jarrett wanting to get in. JB spots a guy at ringside but Jarrett refuses him and then he spots another big guy. Jarrett says no and tells him to get another pack of beer and he'll see him in a few years. The dude goes nuts screaming at Jarrett and flipping him off. Some fans in the upper section are flicking Jarrett off and then Jarrett sees a guy wearing a TNA shirt and tells him to come down to the ring. The guy climbs into the ring and JB makes sure he understands all the rules and everything. JB tells the guy he's insane and then Jarrett asks his name. He's Mike from Brooklyn. Jarrett asks him if he thinks this is a joke and then he tells him he better take his damn glasses off. Jarrett then slaps the kid and says he ain't playing. A referee comes down and Jarrett slaps him again and then nails him with some nasty knees. Jarrett beats down the kid and kicks him and then the fans chant for Mike. Jarrett locks in a Rear Naked Choke and the kid taps out but Jarrett doesn't let go immediately.
Winner: Jarrett via submission (Rear Naked Choke)
In the back the cage is being brought towards the ring.
As the cage is being constructed a video package highlighting RVD is shown.
Steel Cage Match
Mickie James vs. Tara
I believe not only is this the first Knockouts Steel Cage Match on TV but it's also the first Knockouts Main Event since 2008 when Awesome Kong and Gail Kim tore down the house in a Street Fight. Mickie is back to wearing those awesomely short shorts tonight. Tara tries to slam the cage door on Mickie as Mickie stuck her head out of the cage. Mickie then comes out and they start brawling outside of the cage! They exchange kicks and forearms and then Mickie clotheslines Tara. Mickie drags Tara into the ring and the cage door is locked! Mickie beats on Tara in the corner as we got a break.
Back from the break Tara now has the upper hand on Mickie. Tara hits the Spiders Web on Mickie! 1...2...NO Mickie kicks out! You can win by pinfall, submission, or escaping the cage through the door or over the side. Tara tries to toss Mickie into the cage but Mickie reverses and tries to throw Tara into it. Tara is able to grab the cage before she hit it but then Mickie grabs her from behind and hits a Reverses X-Factor! Mickie follows up with a Running Clothesline and then a second one followed by a Forearm. Mickie attempts to whip Tara into the ropes but Tara reverses it and then goes for a clothesline, but Mickie ducks and then hits a Snapmare Takeover on Tara. Mickie hits a Sliding Dropkick to the face of Tara and gets a nearfall. Mickie goes to pick Tara up but Tara grabs her by the shorts and slams her into the corner. Tara hits a Snap Suplex and rolls backwards into a Guillotine! Mickie fights to her feet and rushes Tara into the corner and slams her with shoulder blocks. Mickie nails Tara with Forearms and then Tara turns it around and nails Mickie with some stiff shots. Tara charges at Mickie but Mickie hits a back elbow and then lifts herself up into a head scissors on Tara but Tara blocks the Mickiecanrana and flings her over the rope and on the apron. Tara then hits a big Roundhouse Kick sending Tara sandwiched into the cage. Tara picks Mickie up and bounces her back and forth between the ropes and the cage! Mickie fights back with a back elbow and then she slams Tara into the top turnbuckle. Mickie climbs up top but Tara follows her and they exchange punches at the top. Mickie then uses the cage to lift herself up and onto Tara's shoulders for another Mickiecanrana attempt! Tara blocks it and Super Bombs Mickie off the top! Tara puts the boots to Mickie and beats on her and slams her head into the mat. Tara tosses Mickie into the cage and then she grabs her and slams her into the cage again! Tara decides its time to leave the cage but Mickie grabs her by the tights and pulls her back into the ring and slams her into the mat. Mickie beats on Tara more as Impact goes off the air.
Mickie tosses Tara from corner to corner slamming her into the turnbuckles. Tara answers back with a nasty Knee to the face! Tara goes for the Widows Peak but Mickie blocks it and then slams Tara hard into the cage! Tara is favoring her shoulder or arm as Mickie tosses her over the top rope into the cage again! It looks like Tara may have jarred that elbow or arm as she landed. Mickie chokes Tara with her boot as the referee checks on Tara. She's selling the arm or its legit hurt. Mickie slams Tara into the turnbuckle as they zoom in on Tara's elbow (which seems to be swelling). Tara tries to escape as Mickie thought about climbing out so Mickie follows her up and starts elbowing Tara. Mickie kicks Tara repeatedly and she finally lets go of the cage and falls to the mat hard! Mickie climbs up to the top of the cage! Mickie doesn't climb over though! Mickie dives off the f*cking cage with a damn Flying Senton! Right into a pin! 1...2...3! Holy shit!
Winner: Mickie via pinfall (Senton off the top of the cage)
That was a beautiful finish and Mickie seems to have maybe tweaked her knee as she came off! Mickie stands over Tara and holds up the "3" signal saying she got the 3 count. Referees and medical staff come out to check on Tara and Mickie is limping pretty noticeably.
his special Thanksgiving edition of Impact opens up with a recap of last week and then we cut to earlier tonight where Fortune and Immortal were having their Thanksgiving feast. Bischoff makes a toast to them and then he says as thankful as they all are, he personally regrets how a few things happened this year. He says he is inviting someone to dinner tonight is former TNA President: Dixie Carter. Hogan is freaking out over this as we go to the Impact intro.
Back in the arena Matt Morgan makes his way out to the ring, dressed in a suit. Morgan says over the past 2 weeks he's beaten up Fortune to get his rematch at Final Resolution and he even beat the man himself, Ric Flair. He says he won the privilege to make his own Special Referee for Final Resolution and he says what went down at Turning Point will NOT happen again. He says that the only reason Hardy is walking around with the belt around his waist is because of a mistake by a nervous rookie referee. Morgan says "shit happens" and he doesn't even blame the referee because he should have annihilated Hardy so bad that he couldn't move his shoulders for 3 days, let alone 3 seconds, SON! Morgan says that naming the right special referee is beyond important because it's never going to be Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Morgan, it's always going to be Jeff Hardy & Immortal vs. Matt Morgan. Morgan says he needs a man that is not afraid of being bullied or calling it down the middle. He says he needs a man that is willing to kick ass and get the job done, kind of like himself. Morgan says there will be no excuses after the PPV and when it's all said and done he will prove himself to the people and will give everyone a Champion they can be proud of. Douglas Williams music hits and he interrupts Morgan.
Williams walks out to the ring, fresh off turning on Fortune last week. Williams says Morgan doesn't need to look any further for a special referee. He says his life has been hell running around with Fortune the last few months. He throws some shots at AJ saying he wants to be the next Ric Flair but he needs to lose his virginity first (DAMN!). Williams then says that Kazarian's life long dream is to be America's Next Top Model. He says James Storm is only happen when his Breathalyzer score is higher than his IQ and Robert Roode prides himself in enjoying the finer things in life, yet he bought his suit at a garage sale....Douglas Williams' garage sale! Williams says Flair lives for yester year while he lives for now. He says he was there for Morgan last week and he can trust him to do the right thing again. Morgan agrees with him and says Williams showed balls of steel last week and he appreciates it. Morgan says Williams is definitely in the running for the Special Referee but there has been a few other guys that have stepped up to the plate to be the referee as well. He says he has to make his decision in the next 10 days and Williams will be the first person he tells. Fortune's music hits interrupting the two new babyfaces.
Ric Flair leads his band of misfits out to the stage. Flair says the problem with Morgan & Williams is that they are on the outside looking in now. Flair says last week was definitely not his finest night but all it did was open his eyes. He says that Williams made the biggest mistake of his life last week by turning on them. Flair starts to get more pissed and takes his coat off. Fortune holds him back as he starts screaming that he's pissed off. Kazarian grabs the microphone and tells Flair to chill out. Kaz says when he was a kid Thanksgiving meant to him was there was going to be live Pro Wrestling so they should continue that tradition tonight and calls Williams the "Queen of England" and Morgan "The Greenprint." Kaz suggests Williams & Morgan find a couple of partners and let's have a 8-Man Tag Team Elimination Match! Morgan and Williams agree with it! Kaz then says he'll go ahead and tell them their battle plan. They're getting rid of "Dougy" first and then they'll get rid of whatever 2 scrubs they find leaving it "Matty Matty Chicken Pattie" against Fortune all by himself. Kaz says the "DNA of TNA will be D.O.A." come Final Resolution.
A EV2 video package runs and then we find out Dreamer will face Rhino in a match that's being billed as "The Final Street Fight."
In the back Fortune are talking about Williams & Morgan saying they are nobody. They "Ice" flair again and make him chug while Bischoff is on the phone with someone. Bischoff gets off the phone and he says it's official, Dixie has landed in Orlando. Hogan says they need to talk about this as we cut back to the arena.
"War Machine" Rhino vs. Tommy Dreamer
Dreamer attacks Rhino as he gets into the ring but Rhino turns it around on Dreamer and whips him into the ropes. He goes for a Hip Toss but Dreamer blocks it. Rhino then nails Dreamer with a series of right hands. Rhino then throws Dreamer into the top turnbuckle but Dreamer answers back with a series of right hands that sends Rhino out to the floor. Dreamer follows up with Baseball Slide Dropkick under the ropes onto Rhino on the floor. Dreamer then slams Rhino's arm into the guardrail and pulls out a table! Dreamer slides the table into the ring but eats a series of right hands as he turns around. Rhino Suplexes Dreamer onto the Entrance Ramp and then he tosses some more weapons into the ring. Rhino then grabs a trashcan and blasts Dreamer in the head with it. Rhino flicks off the crowd as they get on him about missing the ring when he tried to throw a chair into it. Rhino tosses Dreamer into a sawhorse as we see blood on his forehead now. Back in the ring Rhino lights Dreamer up with a kendo stick and then he stomps on that injured wrist of Dreamer. Rhino wedges a trashcan in between the top and middle turnbuckle and then whips Dreamer into it in the corner. Rhino then charges for a Gore but Dreamer moves and Rhino slams into the trashcan! Dreamer picks up a cookie sheet and blasts Rhino with it repeatedly and now Rhino is busted open as well. Dreamer Leg Drops the cookie sheet on Rhino and then he goes for a Dreamer DDT but Rhino counters with a Release Northern Lights Suplex. Rhino sets up the table in the corner and then he picks Dreamer up. Dreamer pushes Rhino away and hits him with a bunch of right hands. Dreamer then whips Rhino in the opposite corner and charges at him but Rhino gets his foot up! Dreamer catches the foot and then kicks him in the balls! Dreamer goes for the Dreamer Driver but Rhino blocks it and then hits a Belly-to-Belly Suplex. Rhino calls for The Gore but Dreamer nails him with the cookie sheet as he went for it and then he rolls Rhino up! 1....2...3!
Winner: Dreamer via pinfall (rollup)
Dreamer grabs a microphone and then he says if EV2 goes down they'll go down with a fight. Dreamer suggests they kill the beef amongst each other and says they'll be friends after this again. Rhino offers a handshake and Dreamer accepts it. They hug and then Rhino kicks Dreamer and puts Dreamer through the table with a Running Spinebuster!
RVD runs out with a chair and Rhino bails out of the ring. RVD calls Rhino a sellout and he says that Rhino thinks he made the right decision for his family but asks how his family will feel after RVD makes Rhino bleed at Final Resolution. RVD says busting Rhino open is all it's going to be about and challenges Rhino to a First Blood Match! Rhino accepts it and it's on!
Back from commercials Matt Morgan and Doug Williams approach Samoa Joe in the back. Morgan says someone needs to take charge against Immortal and they need to be smart, all of them. Joe says there is no "we" and he handles his own business. Williams suggests that Joe has a "screw lose" and suggests that Joe is a madman. Joe says that Williams must have a screw lose if he's speaking without being spoken to first (Joe is such a badass)! Joe says Williams has no idea what kind of madman he is and then smiles at them and says he'll see them out there tonight. Joe walks away and Morgan tells Williams that Joe is their madman tonight.
At the catering table The Beautiful People are bitching about the food to the caterer when Ric Flair walks up. Flair tells them they are having an Immortal Party and they have better food there too. He says he promised the boys he'd bring back some "candy." Angelina asks where the party is and then Mickie James walks up. Flair smiles at her and says that James Storm has his eye on her and then tells her not to be smacking him around tonight. Mickie thanks Angelina for their great match last week. Angelina ignores her but then Tara and Madison walk up and get in their faces. Tara shoves Mickie and she shoves Tara back. Mickie kicks Tara and then they start trading punches and forearms while Madison and BP just watch. Tara tosses Mickie into Madison! Madison then shoves Mickie back at Tara and they start brawling again! BP then attack Madison! All 5 girls are brawling now! Mickie beats on Madison and Angelina touches her shoulder and says "Mickie, enough." Mickie reacts by throwing an elbow and nailing Angelina in the face! Mickie and Tara then start brawling again! Mickie and Tara continue to brawl into the parking lot where Tara throws her into a parked truck! Mickie slams Tara into the truck as well! BP and Madison start brawling again as they get to their feet and then Sarita comes up and jumps BP from behind with a food tray! She even hits Madison! Sarita beats the hell out of both Angelina and Velvet! Then Winter comes up and grabs Sarita by the hair from behind and tosses her away. She goes full blown psycho as she screams at Sarita to leave Angelina alone. Winter says Angelina is with her now and Sarita asks who the hell she is. Winter checks on Angelina and starts smiling at her.
Back from commercial at The Immortal feast Bischoff says it's important that they learn and reflect at Thanksgiving. Bischoff says there is one person responsible for them being here and it's time they give thanks to this person and then brings in the guest of honor and I'm just now realizing that Eric Young is a waiter for them. Jeff Hardy walks in and Immortal all greet him. Hardy says everything that he's done in wrestling is because of his greatness and says that he is larger than life itself. He says some weird sh*t about being earth and being all things. He then smiles and says "I will eat" and then starts eating and chugging some liquor with Immortal.
They show highlights from the awesome Empty Arena Brawl last week on Reaction between The Guns & Generation Me (which really put this feud over huge in my eyes). If you didn't see it I would suggest catching it on Youtube, as both teams beat the hell out of each other and though they did pull out cool moves like they always do they were more concentrating on just beating the snot out of each other rather than pulling out sick spots.
The Guns then talk about how great it felt kicking GenMe's teeth down their throats last week and then they announced they're having a Full Metal Mayhem Match at Final Resolution with GenMe! Madison Rayne runs up looking for Sarita but The Guns just kind of shrug her off. Madison says she's going to kick Sarita's ass. Sabin asks Shelley "would ya?" when she walks away and Shelley says no (what the hell is wrong with you Shelley?).
In the back Williams & Morgan approach my boy, The Pope, about being on their team. Williams says they may not like Pope, and he may not like them but they do have a common enemy. Pope asks who the 3rd member is and when they tell him Samoa Joe, Pope laughs and says, "Pope can trust Samoa Joe about as far as he can throw him...and trust me, Pope can barely lift the bastard!" Pope says just a month ago he was going against them when they were in Fortune plus he is being chased by a Monster wanting to put him in a casket. Pope then wishes them luck and starts to walk away but Morgan stops him. Morgan asks what happens if beats Abyss because then he has Jarrett and then Fortune and then still Jeff Hardy to deal with. Williams says Pope can't beat them all by himself and Morgan says all the prayers in the world won't help him overcome those odds. Pope says he'll see them out there tonight because he wants to see how this thing works out.
Back in the arena Madison Rayne is walking out to the ring with a referee. Madison is screaming at him about something. Damn, Madison is getting thicker and thicker and looking good as hell in them jeans. Madison grabs a microphone and asks Sarita who the hell she thinks she is putting her hands on Madison. She says that she knows Sarita has been playing on the JV team on Xplosion the last few weeks but Impact is her show and she's the champ. Madison says she'll say this real slow because she knows Sarita is only fluent in "El Spaniard"... "get your ass out here...NOW!" Sarita doesn't make her wait long as she walks out to the ring and taunts her. Sarita gets into the ring and accepts the match!
Madison Rayne vs. Sarita
The girls lockup and Madison grabs Sarita in a wristlock and screams "do you know who I am?" at her. Sarita then nails her with a forearm and Madison begs her off. Earl Hebner gets between them in the corner and Madison nails Sarita in the head over the top of Hebner to get the advantage. Madison then hits Sarita with a series of forearms and chops. Madison attempts to whip Sarita into the ropes but Sarita counters into a Drop Toe Hold! Sarita follows up with a Oklahoma Roll! 1...2...NO Madison kicks out! Sarita taunts Madison causing her to get even more pissed and charge at her. Sarita side steps her and then hits the ropes and hits a Cartwheel into an awesome rollup! 1...2...NO Madison kicks out! Sarita taunts Madison somemore and Madison swings at her repeatedly but Sarita ducks every shot. Sarita hit as forearm and then she whips Madison into the ropes and goes for a Hip Toss, but Madison lands on her feet and nails Sarita with a clothesline in a nice sequence! Madison chokes Sarita on the middle rope and then she kicks her in the head. Madison hits the ropes and goes for a Running Knee but Sarita moves and rolls Madison up again! 1...2...NO Madison kicks out yet again! Sarita punches and kicks Madison and then whips her into the corner. Sarita charges but Madison moves out of the way. Madison then charges at Sarita and she gets her boots up. Madison catches her feet and then swings them into the ropes hanging Sarita up in them! She then grabs Sarita by the hair and slams her to the mat! 1...2...NO Sarita kicks out now! Madison puts the boots to Sarita and then she starts pulling Sarita's hair. Madison then goes for the Pushup Facebusters but Sarita reaches up, grabs Madison's arms, and pulls her down into another rollup! 1....2...NO Madison still kicks out! Sarita blocks a series of shots from Madison and then locks Madison in a wristlock. She leaps up to the top rope, almost stumbles but catches her balance, and then hits a Springboard Flying Wristlock Armdrag on Madison! Sarita follows up with a Running Dropkick and then she puts the boots to Madison in the corner. Sarita tries to whip Madison into the opposite corner but Madison counters into a Shortarm Clothesline attempt. Sairta ducks it and reverses it into a modified Side Suplex! Madison bails out to the floor to get away from Sarita but she is definitely not safe there! Sarita goes for a Slingshot Plancha but Madison moves out of the way and Sarita eats the floor. Madison taunts Sarita and then rolls her back into the ring. Madison taunts Sarita more and puts the boots to her. Sarita then trips Madison out of nowhere and hooks the leg! 1...2...3! Sarita just pinned the Knockouts Champ!
Winner: Sarita via pinfall (rollup)
In the back Immortal and Fortune are still celebrating Thanksgiving. Jeff Jarrett, dressed in MMA gear, talks about making weight. Jarrett says he wants to give back to everybody in the ring because without them he doesn't know where he would be in his "MMA career." Jarrett pulls out a special DVD for them to watch.
Back from the break Beer Money does their "Beer Money" taunt and then Eric Young tries to tell everybody what he's thankful for but they tell him to shutup. Kaz makes fun of Dixie Carter calls himself the future of wrestling. AJ says he's thankful for Flair. Abyss says he's thankful for Janice and caskets because at Final Resolution that's where The Pope will end up. Jarrett then thanks Bischoff for not inviting Samoa Joe because there wouldn't be any food left and then he shows Immortal & Fortune show the DVD. It's clips of Jarrett 'teaching' some kids MMA. Holy crap this is actually pretty freaking awesome! Jarrett submits the kids with ankle locks and knee bars!
Back at the feast Hogan says he is actually thankful of Dixie Carter and he cant wait to tell her how thankful he is later.
Jesse Neal talks about Jarrett claiming to be an MMA master and then he says Jarrett will find out what he's all about tonight.
Jeff Jarrett vs. Jesse Neal
Footage of that atrocious MMA segment from Jarrett last week is shown. Both Jarrett and Neal are wearing MMA trunks but only Jarrett is wearing the gloves. Neal just has his hands taped. Jarrett and Neal circle each other as the fans tell Jarrett he sold out again and then they lockup. They brawl into the ropes where the referee breaks them up. They lockup again as Tenay says that Jarrett will have to face Samoa Joe in a Submission Match at Final Resolution. Jarrett gets Neal in a Waistlock but Neal counters with an armdrag. Jarrett takes Neal down and paintbrushes him across the head and then goes for a Cross Armbreaker, but Neal gets his feet in the ropes. Jarrett headbutts Neal and then starts reigning down shots on Neal and goes for then locks in the Ankle Lock. Neal fights it and gets to the ropes again. Jarrett beats on Neal some more but as the referee pulls him off Neal catches him with a series of forearms. Neal goes for a Spear but Jarrett pulls the referee into it! Jarrett rolls out to the floor and pulls out the trusty guitar. We haven't seen him pull that out in awhile. Jarrett nails Neal with the guitar and then he throws the pieces out of the ring and locks Neal in a Rear Naked Choke. The referee comes to and calls for the bell.
Winner: Jarrett via KO (Rear Naked Choke)
Shannon Moore runs out and runs Jarrett off and then he checks on his partner.
Back from commercials Brother Ray is in the ring. He says he heard that some of the wrestlers in the back and the fans are pissed off that he kicked his brother in the head. He asks why they're mad and asks if we realize that Devon deserves it and had it coming to him. Ray says Devon is the weak one and if it wasn't for him he could have retired a World Tag Team Champion. Ray says that Devon lost them that match and it's because he's weak. Rays says he can understand it's hard for the fans to swallow and that we're wrestling fans so we're not real bright so he put together a video package showing just how weak Devon really is and how Ray always was the leader of 3D. The video package runs showing clips of Devon being beat on and bleeding. He says he's embarrassed to even watch that as the fans chant "you suck" at him. Ray then says he's going to prove to everyone how he doesn't suck and then he shows footage of Ray beating on people and getting wins. The fans chant "you still suck" at him and then he says the people just don't understand and asks how they can possibly question him. He says he's the one responsible for bringing the fans the greatest tag team of all time. Ray says that the word on the street is that Devon would like to talk to him and Devon is pissed. Ray suggests Devon come to the Impact Zone next week and if he has the ball he should meet him face to face. Ray then says if it wasn't for him, Devon's 15 years of fame would have been nothing more than 15 minutes. Ray's new music then plays.
In the back a limo pulls him and Dixie Carter gets out.
Back at the feast Bischoff tells Immortal that Dixie Carter is on her way. Bischoff tells them to hide all the liquor and everyone looks at him weird. Jeff asks "what is she? Our mother?" and Bischoff says "no, have you ever seen her drink?!" Hogan says when she walks in he won't be responsible for what may happen when he sees her.
8-Man Tag Team Elimination Match
Fortune (AJ Styles, Kazarian, Robert Roode, & James Storm) w/Ric Flair vs. Douglas Williams, "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero, "The Blueprint" Matt Morgan, & "Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe
Pope and AJ will kick off the match tonight. AJ charges at Pope right off the bat but Pope catches him with an Atomic Drop and then a series of elbows! Pope then nails AJ with a big forearm and then he grabs AJ but AJ nails him with a chop. AJ hits the ropes but Pope catches him with a Hiptoss Slam! 1...2...NO AJ kicks out! AJ immediately forces Pope into the Fortune corner where Fortune beats on Pope 4-on-1. Storm then tags in and hits a Snapmare Takeover on Pope. Storm follows up with a Knee Drop and then a Leg Drop for a nearfall. Storm picks Pope up and beats on him corner with a big Uppercut. Storm grabs his cowboy cat and puts it on. Storm then hits a Running Clothesline on Pope and follows up with a Facebuster. Storm then hits the ropes but Pope catches him with a rollup out of nowhere! 1...2...3! JAMES STORM IS ELIMIANTED! Robert Roode attacks Pope from behind and puts the boots to him.
Back from the break Fortune is still beating on The Pope. Kaz hits Pope with a Spinning Heel Kick and then rolls him into the Fortune corner and tags AJ back in. Kaz & AJ whip Pope into the ropes and then AJ lifts Pope up into the air and hits Pope with a Sidewalk Slam as Kaz hits a Slingshot Leg Drop at the same time! 1...2...NO Pope kicks out! AJ beats on Pope in the corner and lights him up with chops. AJ then charges with a Splash attempt but Pope moves out of the way and tags in Morgan! AJ tags Kaz back in and then before they can go at it the fans start chanting for Joe so Morgan tags Joe in. Joe nails a charging Kaz with jabs and then he whips Kaz into the ropes. Kaz springboards off the ropes with a Springboard Cross Body but Joe just moves out of the way. Joe then knocks AJ & Roode off the apron and whips Kaz into the corner and hits a Running Back Elbow on Kaz! AJ charges at Joe and Joe catches him in midair with a Rock Bottom and then hits a Leaping Enziguri on Kaz! That was an awesome, quick sequence! Joe knocks Roode off the apron again and he is fired up! Joe nails Kaz with headbutts and then tags Williams in. Williams nails Kaz with a European Uppercut and then goes for a German Suplex, but Kaz blocks it and Williams shoves him into the ropes. Williams goes for a clothesline but Kaz catches him by the arm, swings around the body of Williams, and hits a DDT. 1...2...NO Williams kicks out! Kaz tosses Williams into the Fortune corner where they beat on him. Pope and Joe are arguing in the corner now. Kaz whips Williams into the corner and charges at him. Williams tries to float up and over Kaz but Kaz catches him on his shoulders and goes for an Electric Chair Drop but Williams counters it with elbows to the face. Williams then quickly hits the Chaos Theory! 1...2...3! KAZ IS ELIMIANTED! AJ runs in and goes for a clothesline but Williams ducks and hits AJ with a European Uppercut. Williams tries to whip AJ into the ropes but AJ reverses it and Roode trips Williams from the outside. AJ puts the boots to Williams and then tags in Roode. Roode and AJ double team Williams and then Roode throws Williams into the corner. Roode lights Williams up with chops and right hands. Roode hits a Scoop Slam followed by a Diving Knee Drop off the middle rope! 1...2...NO Williams kicks out! Roode goes for another Scoop Slam but Williams blocks it and nails Roode with a European Uppercut. Williams stumbles into his corner and both Joe & Pope tag Williams' back. Pope and Joe argue over who should be in the match and this argument results in punches thrown! Joe tosses Pope out to the floor and they continue their brawl on the outside! They slam each other into the guardrail and then into the announce table. The continue brawling all the way to the back while Roode beats on Williams in the ring. Williams goes for the Chaos Theory on Roode but Roode blocks it. Williams goes for it a second time but AJ comes over and holds onto Roode causing Williams to slam back to the mat. Roode then whips Williams into the ropes and goes for a backdrop but Williams kicks him. Williams then hits the ropes again and goes for a clothesline, but Roode ducks and Williams nails AJ on the apron! Roode then hits Williams with the Spinebuster! 1...2...3! Morgan climbs into the ring and headbutts Roode but then AJ springboards off the top with a Flying Forearm on Morgan! Roode puts the boots to Morgan and then tags AJ in. AJ puts the boots to Morgan as Roode holds him. AJ hits an Elbow Drop as Impact comes to a close.
As Reaction opens AJ hits Morgan with the Pele! AJ drags Morgan closer to the ropes and then climbs out to the apron. AJ goes for the Springboard 450 but Morgan rolls out of the way! AJ rolls over and tags Roode in. Roode charges in but eats a series of right hands from Morgan and then he whips Roode into the ropes and nails him with a Splash followed by a Sidewalk Slam! 1...2...NO AJ breaks it up! AJ and Roode beat on Morgan and then whip him into the ropes only to eat a Double Clothesline! Morgan clotheslines AJ out of the ring and then charges at Roode but eats a boot. Roode dives off the top but Morgan catches him by the throat! Morgan goes for a Chokeslam but Roode blocks it with back elbows. Roode hits the ropes but eats a Spinning Clothesline from Morgan! AJ comes off the top with a Springboard Flying Forearm but Morgan catches him in midair and hits the Fall Away Slam! Morgan sets up for Carbon Footprint but Jeff Hardy runs out and low blows Morgan! Jeff Hardy then hits the Twist of Hate on the referee! AJ, Roode, & Hardy beat on Morgan now.
Winner: NO CONTEST
In the back Immortal are waiting on Dixie Carter. She comes into the room and she thanks them for the invite and Bischoff says he didn't think she would actually show up. Bischoff says they are grateful for everything Dixie started and giving them the opportunity to takeover. Hogan thanks Dixie and Bischoff suggests they can all walk together again and he says that paper clips need to be stocked back at the office in Nashville. Dixie says wants to toast to "this" and then hands Bischoff some papers. Dixie says it seems that Hogan has been busy signing some contracts that possibly he wants authorized to sign. She says the TNA Board of Directors agree that Hogan doesn't have "signatory authority." Dixie says that her lawyers have been at work and talked to a judge who has slapped an injunction on Hogan. Dixie tells Hogan to read the papers and then she takes a swig of Bischoff's wine and says "I'll see you guys in court" and walks out. Bischoff says, "she bought a freaking judge." They both agree this is trouble.
A video package runs highlighting last week's Raw with Randy Orton retaining the WWE Champinship over Wade Barrett only to see The Miz cash in his "Money in the Bank" briefcase to become the new WWE Champion. Angry Miz Girl made a cameo!
We go live to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA where a huge display of pyro goes off. We focus in on the "King of the Ring" throne when Alex Riley walks out. He tells us hide the kids and hide the wife because The Miz is the new WWE Champion. He talks about how proud he was of The Miz last week and how it was a moment no one will ever forget. Riley said all that is left to do is party. CM Punk said Riley probably shouldn't be partying anymore. Riley makes reference to the fact that if you pay attention to things on the internet and "listen to CM Punk's god awful commentary" everyone knows he isn't afraid of a good party.
"King of the Ring" Tournament - First Round
Alberto Del Rio vs. WWE U.S. Champion Daniel Bryan
Del Rio takes time to take off his scarf as the bell rings. Lock up and Del Rio pushes Bryan to the corner. Del Rio with a few shots in the corner and then sends Bryan to the other corner. Del Rio with a series of kicks and a big kick to the head. Del Rio with a headlock takedown. Bryan shoots Del Rio into the ropes and Del Rio catches Bryan with a quick shoulder block. Bryan responds with a big dropkick. Cover and Del Rio kicks out after one. Del Rio with a modified spinebuster, but Bryan goes for the LeBell Lock right away. Del Rio fights out and rolls to the outside as we take a commercial break.
Back live, Del Rio has a headlock on Bryan. Bryan fights to his feet and then Del Rio drops him to his back. Del Rio with kicks to the back of Bryan and into a cover for a one count. Del Rio back to a headlock on Bryan. Bryan fights to his feet, hits a few elbows, but Del Rio cuts him off with a forearm to the back and a scoop slam. Del Rio misses a splash in the corner. Bryan with a rollup for a two count. Another rollup by Bryan for another two count. Del Rio responds with kicks to the legs of Bryan. Bryan with uppercuts, springboard off the corner and then gets in a german suplex into a bridge for a two count. Bryan with a huge dropkick to Del Rio sending Del Rio into the corner. Bryan with big kicks to the chest of Del Rio. Del Rio responds right away with a german suplex into a bridge of his own for a two count. Bryan sends Del Rio through the ropes. Bryan hits the ropes and hits a suicide dive on Del Rio. Bryan clutches his shoulder after hitting the move. Bryan tosses Del Rio back in the ring and goes up top. Del Rio swats Bryan away when he jumps off the top rope. Bryan favors his shoulder once again. Del Rio smiles and executes his flying armbar locking it in. Bryan taps.
Winner & advancing in the King of the Ring: Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio will face the winner of John Morrison vs. Cody Rhodes later tonight.
We see past winners of the King of the Ring including Edge, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Triple H, Bret Hart and Brock Lesnar.
R-Truth is on his way out. Truth talks about John Cena "going out like a champ" last week. He said Nexus might have won the battle, but they haven't won the war. Truth challenges any member of Nexus to go one-on-one with The Truth right now. We go to the back where Michael McGillicutty is exiting The Nexus locker room. Josh Mathews walks up and McGillicutty accepts the challenge. As McGillicutty exits getting a smile from Wade Barrett, he gets taken out and the camera falls to the ground. We see someone beating up McGillicutty. The person then does the "You Can't See Me" gesture appearing to be John Cena.
We see another shot of the King of the Ring throne at the top of the stage.
"King of the Ring" Tournament - First Round
Cody Rhodes vs. John Morrison
Michael Cole mentioned he spoke with Cody Rhodes before the show tonight and Rhodes said he had an hour long facial. CM Punk added, "I bet he did." Lock up and Morrison drops Rhodes with a quick shoulder block. Rhodes responds with some big right hands and pushes Morrison to the corner. Rhodes misses a charge and hits face first on the turnbuckle. Morrison with a few slaps and Rhodes is upset that his face is being touched. Morrison pulls him back in the ring and hits a quick clothesline. Rhodes with some quick shots and tosses Morrison with force into the corner. Rhodes with big knees to the gut. Rhodes with a lock over the shoulder of Morrison. Morrison breaks it up with a few elbows, but Rhodes catches Morrison with a kick to the gut and goes back to the shoulder lock. Morrison fights to his feet, hits some big rights and throws a knee to the body of Rhodes. Series of clotheslines by Morrison followed by a spinning single leg. Rhodes counters a running knee into a rollup for a close two count. Morrison with his springboard flashkick as Rhodes hit the ropes. Morrison then hits the ropes and connects with his knee to the head on Rhodes. Morrison in for the cover and gets the win.
Winner & advancing in the King of the Ring: John Morrison
Morrison will now face Alberto Del Rio in the semi-finals tonight.
Miss USA Rima Fakih is plugged as the guest star later tonight. We will also have the presentation of the new WWE Champion, The Miz.
"King of the Ring" Tournament - First Round
Drew McIntyre vs. Ezekiel Jackson
Lock up and Jackson pushes McIntyre to the corner. Jackson backs off, another lock up and McIntyre side steps Jackson sending him into the corner. Jackson smiles and McIntyre gets in a slap. Jackson with a big right hand and clotheslines dropping McIntyre. Jackson with his big clothesline in the corner and follows with a body splash. Cover and Jackson gets a two count. As McIntyre was in the corner, he pulled part of the turnbuckle pad back. McIntyre then dropped Jackson's face over it. CM Punk mentioned this early on and Michael Cole didn't know what he was talking about. Punk added that this is why he is the wrestler and Cole is, well, whatever he is. Cole said Punk isn't a wrestler - he is a superstar. Fun banter on commentary tonight. Back in the ring, McIntyre drops Jackson with a big clothesline. They brawl to the outside. The referee starts the count. McIntyre springboards off the steel barricade and takes out Jackson. The referee is at the count of eight now. Jackson tries to run forward, but McIntyre grabs his by the foot to stop him. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Double Countout
As a result of the match finish, the winner of Kofi Kingston vs. Sheamus will get a bye and automatically advance to the finals.
Backstage, Daniel Bryan is icing his shoulder when The Bella Twins walk up hitting on him. Alex Riley walks up asking what they want with this nerd. Riley gets a call from The Miz on his bluetooth. He proclaims it will be MizFest 2010 tonight. Riley makes fun of Bryan some more saying he passed on a huge opportunity to have The Miz as his mentor.
We get another video package recapping The Miz winning the WWE Championship last week. Back live, Michael Cole is clapping and asks CM Punk if he is excited about the arrival of The Miz. Punk doesn't care.
Justin Roberts then introduces the new WWE Champion. Michael Cole said it feels like his son accomplished something. Cole remains standing cheering "YAHOO!" as Miz makes his way to the ring with Alex Riley. Miz said he had a huge celebration planned for tonight, but in the end he didn't need that. He shows pictures of The Angry Miz Girl. Miz thanks that little girl saying it was worth it. He said she embodies all the people who said he could never make it. Miz mentions JBL, Triple H and John Cena - "I say this, The Miz is WWE Champion." He talks about Randy Orton not being here tonight after suffering a knee injury. Miz said the only thing hurt on Orton is his pride when he embarassed him to win the WWE Championship. He said Orton is ashamed to show his face. Miz said Orton won't be the first either and mark his words, he will be the longest reigning WWE Champion in history. He said if you take anything away from this speech is that it takes an exceptional person to prove everyone wrong. Miz said he is nothing libe a ke the people in the arena or on television watching at home. He calls himself 1 in a billion. Miz said two weeks ago Roddy Piper stood in this very ring that in his generation, they went out and made things happen. He mentions the new "History of the WWE Championship" book and how legends like Piper, Ricky Steamboat and many others are not in that back.
Jerry Lawler interrupts. He congratulates The Miz, but said the fact is he beat a guy who was attacked and weak. Lawler said in his book that doesn't make him awesome. Miz said that sounds like the rambling of a bitter old man who fought for four decades and never accomplished what he did in one night. Cole tells King to stop and that it is bad enough he is downplaying Miz's victory last week. He said tonight is about The Miz and to sit back down to let Miz have his moment. Lawler agrees, but said Miz should "CALL OUT" someone from the back and put the title on the line to prove he is a real champion. Cole said if Lawler isn't careful, he could be that next person. Lawler said he has been here since 1993 and has never received a shot at the WWE Championship. He asks for a title match with The Miz tonight. Miz said that is a great idea, but he isn't interested in defending his title tonight. Lawler said Miz just confirmed what he was saying - he may be a champion, but he isn't awesome. Miz calls Lawler a shell of a Hall of Famers.
The Raw GM has something to stay. And I quote. "Congratulations Miz. What you did last week was impressive. But that was last week. And this is tonight. So while you may not be interested in defending the WWE Title, I am. Thererfore I'm making our main event - The Miz vs. WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler for the WWE Championship tonight. But wait there is more. In three weeks there is a PPV known as TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs. And I can't think of a better way to kick off the countdown of the PPV by making tonight's main event a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match."
King of the Ring: 1st Round Match
Sheamus v. Kofi Kingston
Both men square off in the center of the ring. They lock up and both tumble to the outside of the ring. Kofi punches Sheamus in the face and follows with a kick. Sheamus counters with an Irish Curse back breaker. Cover attempt, but Kofi kicks out. Sheamus locks on a side headlock. Sheamus releases Kofi and is looking for a Side Effect, but Kofi kicks his way free. Kofi dodges a clubbing blow, and follows with some boom boom antics. Cover attempt, but Sheamus kicks out. Kofi leaps into the air and connects with a trouble in Paradise! Kofi is too dazed to go for the cover. Sheamus throws him into the corner. Kofi dodges a splash with a see saw counter. Sheamus immediately hits the Brog kick, and this match is over.
Winner via Brog Kick: Sheamus
Yoshi Tatsu & Mark Henry v. Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel
This is a non-title matchup. Yoshi and Gabriel start off with a quick cover from Tatsu. Justin kicks out. Slater gets the tag and stomps on Yoshi a few time before tagging in Gabriel once again. Gabriel does the same, and Slater finds his way back into the ring.
John Cena is seen coming in through the crowd, and taking a seat at ringside with tickets which he bought.
Back in the ring, Tatsu scampers away from Slater and makes the tag. Henry comes in and connects with a head butt. Slater finds himself flattened with a scoop slam, and then hit with a splash. Gabriel runs into the ring to break the hold. Tatsu runs in and takes out Gabriel. Slater heads to the top rope and does the "You Can't See Me" gesture and leaps for a crossbody. Henry catches him and hits the World's Strongest Slam. This match is over.
Winners: Mark Henry & Yoshi Tatsu
After the match, Cena leaps over the barricade and runs to the commentator's table. Much to the chagrin of CM Punk, he pulls the cover off the table. Cena drags Slater out of the ring, and hits the Attitude Adjustment through the announce table. Cena exits through the crowd as members of Nexus run down to help Slater.
"We have the worst security" – CM Punk
In the back, David Otunga, Husky Harris, and Justin Gabriel are complaining to each other about Cena. Wade comes in and announces that tonight he will call out John Cena. When he does come out, Nexus will attack him.
Jerry Lawler is in the back preparing for his Championship match tonight. Arn Anderson comes in to try and talk him out of it. He cites safety as a main factor. Lawler says he will take the risk to have his first WWE Championship match ever. Arn wishes him luck.
King of the Ring: Round 2
John Morrison v. Alberto Del Rio
Morrison leaps up to the top rope and flips over with a crossbody. Morrison goes for a cover, but Rio kicks out. It's Rio's turn to go for a cover as he kicks Morrison and slams him down to the mat. Morrison kicks out. Rio locks on an arm bar. Morrison gets to his feet, but Rio follows with a punch and then attempts to whip him into the ropes. Morrison counters with a spinning elbow, and goes for a cover. Del Rio kicks out.
Del Rio hits a nice arm bar into an arm breaker. Cover attempt, but Morrison kicks out. Rio punches Morrison in the back of the head, and then taunts the crowd. Morrison is placed into the corner, and Del Rio hits his patented running enziguiri kick.
Del Rio is distracted by a honking horn. Rey Mysterio is shown inside of his car, taunting Del Rio. Morrison senses the distraction and looks to take advantage. Flying Chuck from Morrison, and this match is over.
Winner via Flying Chuck: John Morrison
"That's what he does, he's a car thief on the side... he stole my car twice" – CM Punk on Rey Mysterio
Tonight: Miss USA Rima Fakih
Wade Barrett comes down to the ring and starts to talk about Cena. He says that the GM has told him that the only person that can get him his job back is Barrett. So Cena is taunting him, and attacking the Nexus, in an attempt for Wade to get so riled up that he has Cena reinstated so that he can seek revenge.
Cena is in the back and says that this isn't about getting his job back. It's about keeping his word. He says that he is going to take out every single member of the Nexus. Wade says that someone has to be watching this, and realize that Cena is in the parking lot. Cena laughs and says that security was attacked by Nexus on their first night, so they are in no hurry to escort him from the building. Wade says that security isn't who he was talking about.
Nexus appears around Cena. Wade starts to laugh, but Cena stops him. Cena says that he isn't the only guy who has a problem with the Nexus. Several RAW Superstars appear and attack Nexus. Cena grabs Gabriel and throws him into a car, his head goes through the window! Cena continues the assault throwing him into a collection of chairs. Cena then lifts him up and sends him through the windshield with an Attitude Adjustment! Cena says that he won't stop till he takes out every single member, so see ya next week.
Maryse, Alicia Fox & Tamina v. Natalya, Gail Kim & Melina
Maryse and Melina start things off. They roll around on the mat. Maryse runs back in, but Melina grabs her hair from the apron. Maryse fights her off and pulls her into the middle of the ring. Cover attempt, but Melina kicks out. Alicia Fox gets the tag.
The former champion kicks Melina in the gut several times. She places Melina on the second rope, but for some reason attempts a clothesline which Melina comes off the second rope and uses the matrix move to dodge. Alicia Fox gets angry and kicks her.
Santino comes out to the entrance ramp singing with a guitar. Yuppers. Tamina grabs him by the neck, and heads out with him.
Melina tags in Natalya. Natalya comes in with a strong scoop slam, and is looking for the Sharpshooter. Maryse runs in to break it up, but Gail Kim runs right after. Natalya turns her attention back to Alicia Fox, and this time connects with the Sharpshooter. This match is over.
Winners: Natalya, Gail Kim & Melina
Video Package: Career of Jerry "The King" Lawler
Ted Dibiase is in the back with Maryse. She says that when she looks at him, she sees someone who tapped out twice to Daniel Bryan. He shoots her a very frustrated look and walks away.
David Otunga and Husky Harris are sneaking around the back like they are in a horror movie. Husky says that he is worried because Cena keeps taking them all out. The count is already at three for tonight. Otunga says that he thinks he has a plan to take care of the problem once and for all.
Josh Mathews is in the back with Sheamus and Morrison. He asks them about their match tonight. Sheamus points out that Morrison's arm is hurt, and that the only reason he lost at Survivor Series is because he made one little mistake. Morrison says that the only thing that matters is that at the end of the night he will be the King of the Ring.
Miss USA, Rima Fakih makes her was down to the ring. She is brought out to the entrance ramp by Santino. O.M.G. plays as she makes her way down. Justin Roberts hands her the mic, and she is going to be the guest ring announcer for the finals of the King of the Ring tournament.
King of the Ring Finals
Sheamus v. John Morrison
Sheamus goes right after the arm of Morrison. He slams him to the mat and proceeds to stomp on the right arm. Sheamus hits a twisting arm bar, and then holds the submission. Morrison is able to get to his feet, and counters, but finds himself tossed to the apron when he attempts the Flying Chuck. Sheamus hits him with a shoulder block which knocks him to the floor.
Back live, Sheamus is going for a cover. Morrison kicks out. Sheamus backs him into the corner, and punches the arm of Morrison. Sheamus grabs the arm and pulls Morrison down to the mat for another cover. Morrison kicks out. Sheamus grabs Morrison around the neck from behind and just slams his arm across the chest of Morrison.
Sheamus locks on a triangle hold on the arm, and drains the strength of Morrison. Sheamus is hit with a couple of blows. Morrison hits a European uppercut, and continues with forearms. Sheamus is starting to falter as Morrison heads to the ropes. Morrison hits a heel kick to the jaw and goes for the cover. Sheamus kicks out. Sheamus is in the corner and Morrison runs right at him. Sheamus just throws him into the middle of the ring. Morrison dodges a Brog kick, but Sheamus turns around to connect with a brutal clothesline. Cover attempt, but Morrison kicks out.
Sheamus sets up for the High Cross. Morrison fights out, and is trying to go for a reach over. Sheamus is too heavy, and Morrison finds himself sent to the corner. Sheamus tries to lift him up, but Morrison hits a tilt-a-whirl DDT! Cover attempt, but Sheamus kicks out.
Morrison goes for the running knee, but Sheamus counters. Morrison is on the apron, and Sheamus tries to throw him head first into the turnbuckle. Morrison uses his foot to separate himself, and leaps to the top rope. Sheamus grabs him, and slams him down to the mat arm first! Cover attempt, but Morrison kicks out. Sheamus goes back to the arm bar. Morrison looks to be on the verge of tapping. Morrison flips his way free, and connects with a kick to the head.
Sheamus grabs him from the back of the hair, but Morrison kicks him in the face out of nowhere. Sheamus falls to the mat, and Morrison is looking for Starship Pain. Sheamus counters, and then hits the Brog kick! Instead of going for the cover, but Sheamus is looking for the High Cross. Sheamus connects and becomes the NEW King of the Ring. This match is over!
Winner via High Cross: Sheamus
After the match, Sheamus is coronated by Miss USA. He says that finally the King has been crowned once again in Ireland.
WWE Championship Match
Tables, Ladders & Chairs
The Miz v. Jerry "The King" Lawler
They lock up in the center of the ring. Miz backs him in the corner and goes for a punch. Lawler ducks and hits one of his own. They circle each other once again. A lock up, and this time The Miz slams him down to the mat. Lawler grabs Miz, and this time he hits him with a scoop slam. Miz kicks him in the gut, and follows up with a punch and several stomps. Miz throws him to the outside of the ring.
Alex Riley hands Miz a steel chair. Miz slams it over the back of Lawler. Miz follows up with yet another. Miz rolls him back into the ring. On the inside are two rings which Miz has placed inside. Miz sets them up facing each other. He is looking to suplex Lawler onto the chairs. Lawler spins around and tries to suplex Miz! Miz flips out of the way and gets behind Lawler. Miz sets up a chair, and sends Lawler into it via a neckbreaker.
Miz commands Riley to grab him a ladder. While Miz's back is turned, Lawler gets up to his feet. He grabs a chair, and repeatedly hits Miz over the back with it! Lawler then heads out of the ring. He goes for the ladder, but Riley runs over to him. Lawler takes him out with a serious of punches, and grabs a table. Lawler appears to opt out of the table and pushes a ladder into the ring. Miz tries to counter, but Lawler pushes the ladder into him. Lawler charges at him with the ladder, but misses and it gets anchored in the corner. Miz counters getting whipped into it, but a back drop sends him onto the cold steel!
Riley is on the apron, and clotheslines Lawler. Once Lawler gets back to his feet, he pushes Riley off the apron, and through a table on the outside! Lawler then sets the ladder up under the belt. Lawler begins to slowly climb the ladder. Miz intercepts him, and kicks him to the ground. Miz eyes a steel chair and picks up Lawler. Miz hits a scoop slam which sends Lawler onto the chair. Miz grabs a chair and hits Lawler over the back. Miz then heads up to the top rope with the chair. Lawler sees him and runs over to block.
Miz lands on the turnbuckle, and Lawler heads up. He is looking for a suplex, but Miz begins to counter. Miz then starts to stand up, but gets tossed out of the ring, and through a table on the outside! Lawler is now all alone in the ring with a ladder set up.
Michael Cole runs off of commentary and tries to get Miz to his feet. When it doesn't work, he heads into the ring. Lawler is almost at the top of the ladder! Cole runs into the ring and pulls Lawler down. Lawler stares at him in disbelief, then pummels him in the face! Miz manages to scurry back into the ring, and runs up the ladder. Lawler heads up after and starts to punch Miz. Miz punches back and Lawler falls off the ladder. Miz grabs the Title, and this match is over.
Winner via Michael Cole being a jerkface: The Miz
In tonight's main event, Randy Orton faces Chris Jericho. If Jericho wins, he will become the #1 contender for the WWE Championship.
The Miz's music hits, and he makes his way down the entrance ramp with his "employee," Alex Riley. Miz says that Daniel Bryan challenged Riley and himself to a tag team match. Bryan is someone who believes that just because he won the lottery once, he now thinks that he will win every time. Miz begins to deliver his "Awesome" catchphrase, but Daniel Bryan's music hits.
Bryan comes down to the ring with Ride of the Valkyries playing as his accompaniment. If you missed it last week, that really is his theme. Bryan doesn't say a word as Miz taunts him, asking for the identity of his opponent. Morrison's music hits, and it's time to get this match started.
Daniel Bryan & John Morrison v. The Miz & Alex Riley
Bryan and Riley start out in the ring. Bryan connects with a couple of kicks and punches and grabs the arm of Riley. Bryan tags in Morrison. The Shaman of Sexy comes into the ring and hits Riley with an arm drag. Morrison throws him into the corner. Morrison pulls Riley out of the corner, throws him back in, and connects with a clothesline. Riley bounces off the ropes and hits a shoulder block on Morrison.
Miz is tagged into the match and he begins to work on the head of Morrison, who has been stranded in enemy territory. Miz first stomps on Morrison's face, then seesaws his neck into the bottom rope. Miz goes for the cover, but Morrison kicks out. Miz locks on a side headlock, and drags him to the corner to tag in Riley.
Riley takes it straight to Morrison with some strong kicks in the corner. Riley connects with a sit down scoop slam and goes for the cover. Morrison kicks out. Riley tags in Miz, who first takes several shots from the apron to the back of Morrison's head. Riley holds Morrison in the corner which allows Miz to hit his diabolical splash.
Miz drags Morrison into the center of the ring and goes for the cover. Morrison kicks out. Miz grabs the arms of Morrison and is trying to lock in a submission maneuver. Morrison rolls out with a snapmare, but rolls towards the wrong corner and can't tag in Bryan. Miz catches Morrison as he tries to roll to Bryan. Morrison connects with a wheel kick, and tags in Bryan.
Daniel comes screaming into the ring and hits a German suplex on Riley. Bryan follows with a running dropkick in the corner. Miz rolls back into the ring. Bryan tries to hit the LeBell lock, but Miz is able to push Bryan off of him. This sends Bryan into Morrison and allows Miz to set up for his finisher. Skull Crushing Finale from the Money in the Bank winner, and this match is over.
Winner via Skull Crushing Finale: The Miz & Alex Riley
After the match Miz kicks Bryan in the gut. Morrison comes in to make the save. Morrison and Miz roll to the outside. Bryan leaps from inside the ring with a suicide dive hitting both Morrison and Miz. Bryan starts to attack Miz with some kicks and punches. Morrison tries to join in, but Bryan punches him! Bryan then follows up by throwing Morrison over the barricade! Miz and Bryan are now exchanging blows. Morrison leaps back over the guard rail taking out both men.
and I quote...
I've decided that this Sunday at Hell-in-a-Cell, for the first time ever, Daniel Bryan will defend the US Championship against both Miz & John Morrison. It is a match that I just invented, a triple-threat submissions count anywhere match.
Diva Battle Royal for the Divas Championship #1 Contendership
Alicia Fox, Tamina, Natalya, Maryse, Bella Twins, Eve Torres, Gail Kim, Jillian Hall & Melina
Melina is eliminated
Gail Kim is eliminated
Tamina is eliminated
The Bella Twins are eliminated
Maryse is eliminated
Eve Torres is eliminated
Jillian Hall is eliminated
Alicia Fox is eliminated
Maryse and Dibiase are in their dressing room. A note is slipped under the door in an envelope. Dibiase opens the door to try and discover the identity of the messenger, but there is no one to be found. The note reads: "next week you will be mine."
Sheamus makes his way down to the ring, and grabs a mic. Sheamus begins to tell us the fiery red hand of Ireland. Something about princes and a race. His message is to tell Orton that he will defeat at the PPV. He tells Orton to ask HHH for pointers in Hell-in-a-Cell as it is a match he helped define. Sheamus calls for any RAW Superstar with a "set of tires", to come down to the ring and challenge him.
Sheamus v. The Great Khali
Sheamus is backed into the corner. Khali hits a huge chop that echoes through the arena. Sheamus is able to bounce back and kick the knees of Khali, sending him to the ground. Sheamus kicks Khali out of the ring, and then follows after.
On the outside, Sheamus continues to kick and punch the Indian star. Sheamus tears off the top of the announce table and hits Khali with it. Sheamus then grabs the desk chairs of the announcers and chucks them at Khali.
Winner via DQ: The Great Khali
Sheamus is caught by a punch from Khali, but dodges a chop and Khali hits the steel post. Sheamus connects with a Bro Kick. Still unquenched, Sheamus connects with another! Sheamus is fuming as he looks out across the audience. A huge red handprint is shining off of his chest from the chop that Khali had delivered.
Special Guest: Anonymous RAW GM
Edge has the podium set up in the ring, with the laptop on it. Apparently, it will be a computerized voice representing the GM to protect his identity. Edge asks why the GM is such a spineless coward. The GM asks why Edge is such a moron. Clearly he is anonymous to protect his identity.
The GM says that Edge has hurt his feelings. The computer actually starts to berate Edge. Edge starts to argue back but stops himself and says: "We've gone from Stone Cold stunning Vince McMahon on RAW to Edge talking on a computer".
The computer says that there are things he knows that Edge does not. Edge says he will just ask Jericho for the GM's identity. The computer says that Jericho is bluffing. Plus the GM knows the identity of Edge's opponent tonight. Edge says that he doesn't have an opponent tonight, and begins to exit the ring. The computer says that in fact he does have an opponent, and it is this man...
Cena's music hits! This match is next
Edge v. John Cena
Edge backs Cena into the corner and connects with an uppercut. A shot is shown of Nexus watching this match from the back. Cena is on the ground, and being stomped on by Edge. Cena tries to trip Edge into the STF, but Edge counters and sends Cena out of the ring.
Cena tries to get back into the ring, but is hit with a baseball slide, which knocks him out once again. Edge heads to the outside, and grabs the head of Cena. Edge connects with a punch, and then whips Cena into the steel steps. Edge slides back into the ring to stop the ten count, and then goes back out to work on Cena. Edge rolls him into the ring, and goes for the pin. Cena kicks out.
Cena lifts Edge up for the AA, but Edge slides off and hits a back neck breaker. Cover attempt, but Cena kicks out. Edge punches Cena in the face, and knees him in the gut. Edge has a smirk on his face as he looks out on the crowd. Cena is lifted to his feet, which he uses to bounce off the ropes and hit a shoulder block. Both men fall to the mat. Edge is first to his feet and goes for a cover. Cena kicks out.
Edge whips Cena hard into the corner, which sends him crashing to the ground. Edge lifts his hands up in the air, and is looking for a suplex. Cena counters, and hits a snap suplex. Cena goes for the AA, but this time Edge counters into a DDT. Cena kicks out of the cover.
Edge starts to pick up Cena, but Cena kicks him in the gut and hits a bulldog. Cena lifts Edge up in the corner, looking for an Attitude Adjustment from the second rope. Edge tries to fight off, and is able to slip behind Cena. Edge is whipped into the corner, but bounces out and hits the ropes. He charges at Cena and hits a spear! This match is over.
Winner via Spear: Edge
No longer Cole, but the computerized voice
Edge must play by the rules. Cena's leg was under rope, so the match must be restarted.
Edge v. John Cena
Edge looks for the spear, but Cena trips him into the STF. Edge taps, and this time Cena is the winner.
Winner via STF: John Cena
After the match, Edge stares down the computer podium.
(* will represent the voice of the GM in this next segment*)
*Edge, you lost fair and square, don't look at me like that. Just walk away*
Edge looks towards the ramp, but then stares at the computer
*What are you doing Edge? You've got the crazy eyes. I'm warning you...*
Edge knocks over the podium and the computer crashes to the ground.
*Stop him Cole*
Edge then grabs a steel chair and begins to hit the computer. He also throws in a standing elbow drop. The computer has split in two. Edge picks up half and slams it repeatedly into his head.
Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel w/ Nexus v. Evan Bourne & Mark Henry
Bourne and Slater start things off in the ring. Slater throws Bourne head first into the turnbuckle, and then tags in Gabriel. Justin slams him down to the mat, and then tags back in Slater. He hits his flailing body splash and goes for a cover. Bourne kicks out. Slater whips him into the turnbuckle. Bourne dodges a splash, and connects with a huge knee on Slater. Bourne gets to his corner and tags in Henry!
Gabriel is tagged in as well but he is hesitant to go after the World's Strongest Man. Henry connects with a HUGE fall away slam, setting up the Shooting Star Press. Slater kicks the knees of Henry, and Gabriel pulls Bourne off the turnbuckle. Gabriel heads to the top rope. Gabriel leaps for his 450 Splash, but Bourne rolls out of the way! Bourne heads up the turnbuckle and now it is his turn to go high risk. Bourne leaps and hits the Shooting Star Press! Bourne goes for the cover, and this match is –
Slater pushes Bourne, which allows Gabriel to roll through and pick up the win!
Winners via Rollup: Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater
After the match, the Nexus goes after Mark Henry and beats him up on the outside. All of the members get into the ring with Bourne, and encircle the young star. They proceed to hit their finishers in turn. Wade hits The Wasteland, and then puts Bourne over towards the corner. Gabriel heads to the top rope, and this time he connects with the 450 Splash.
Wade grabs the mic and says that after Sunday, Cena will officially be a member of the Nexus. Together, they will demoralize the entire WWE. But, to show Cena that not everything is bad about the Nexus, they are going to take a trip. Otunga says that the Nexus will be invading Smackdown on Friday! Tarver says that the bad news is, that they are the bad news!
In the back, The Unified Tag Team Champions, Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre are shown getting ready to head to the ring.
Next Week's Guest Star will be Johnny Knoxville. Because apparently promotion for Jackass 3D = PG material
"Dashing" Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre v. The Hart Dynasty
Tyson and Rhodes start things off in the ring. Rhodes is quick to knock Kidd to the ground and tag in Drew. Drew locks on a side headlock, and then tags back in Rhodes. Cody stomps on the chest of Kidd, and then tags back in McIntyre. Rhodes whips Tyson at Drew, and McIntyre connects with a clothesline. Cover attempt, but Tyson kicks out. Kidd hits a spinning dropkick, and tags in David.
Smith charges into the ring and punches Rhodes in the face. He follows with two shoulder blocks and then a running knee. Smith is pumped up as he hits a charging clothesline on Rhodes in the corner. Cody attempts a counter, but gets hit with a HUGE backbreaker. McIntyre tries to interrupt, but gets thrown out of the ring for his trouble. Smith lifts up Rhodes, and is looking for the Hart Attack. Tyson goes for the springboard, but Drew knocks him forward. This causes Smith to drop Rhodes. Cody hits the Cross Rhodes and this match is over.
Winners via Cross Rhodes: Not The Hart Dynasty
After the match, Tyson and Smith begin to argue. Smith is angry that Tyson hit him from behind. Tyson tries to explain that he was pushed, but Smith will have none of it. Smith walks away as the other two look confused.
In the back, Cena is show with R-Truth. Cena says that he likes the new song. Truth says that no matter what happens on Sunday, he will always have his back. Cena says not to worry, because he will not lose. Truth tells him to be careful. Cena says he is of course very careful. Truth says that no he is not, in fact he is one of the most reckless stars. Cena is always getting crunk.
Cena admits that he may at times be reckless. Plus, he does love to get crunk. So this Friday, he is going to get crunk and show up on Smackdown since that's where the Nexus is going to be as well!
Jericho makes his way out to the ring, with microphone in hand. He starts to put over Orton, but says that he will win his match tonight. Because like Orton is the Legend Killer, Jericho will be the Viper Killer. Jericho then starts to put over the successes of his career and begins to list the names of everyone he has ever beaten. The show cuts to commercial as he talks.
We come back from commercial, and Jericho is STILL listing the names of people he has beaten. Sting, Flair, Perry Saturn, Goldberg, Kevin Nash, Diesel, Scott Hall, Razor Ramon and Buff Bagwell are just a FEW on the long list of names he shared.
Chris Jericho v. Randy Orton
Jericho has vowed to leave the WWE if he loses this match.
Jericho starts by punching Orton in the face. He pushes Randy into the corner and follows with a punch. Jericho whips Orton to the other corner, but Orton bounces out and hits a clothesline. Orton knocks Jericho to the mat, and rolls to the outside. On the outside, Orton hits a series of uppercuts to the head of Jericho which is hanging over the apron.
Orton backs Jericho in the corner, and the referee makes him back off. Jericho slaps Orton in the face. Jericho knocks Orton down to the ground, and then tells him to get up, "you stupid man". Orton gets to his feet and whips Jericho into the ropes. Jericho holds on to avoid bouncing back at Orton, so Orton clotheslines him over the top rope and to the outside. Jericho whips Orton into the barricade as the show heads to commercial.
Back from the break, Orton is stomping on Jericho. Sheamus makes his way out onto the entrance ramp, and is apparently going to watch this match. Jericho tries for a Code Breaker from behind, but Orton senses the attempt. Jericho instead hits an enziguiri. Jericho goes for a cover, but the referee breaks it because Jericho is using the ropes for leverage.
Jericho sets up Orton under the bottom rope and hits a seesaw. Jericho then goes for a back splash, but Orton moves out of the way. Orton tries for an RKO, but Jericho counters into a backslide. Orton kicks out. Jericho knocks Orton down to the mat again, and goes for a cover. Orton kicks out.
Jericho drags Orton to the middle of the ring, and has a headlock applied. Orton attempts to get to his feet, and breaks free with a series of elbows to the gut of Jericho. Orton bounces off the ropes, but Jericho connects with a dropkick. Cover attempt, but Orton kicks out.
Jericho hits a standing knee drop to the head of Orton. Cover, Orton kicks out. Jericho locks on a rear headlock. The crowd begins an "RKO" chant. Orton escapes by lifting Jericho into the air and hitting an elevated side slam. Both men get to their feet, and Jericho is whipped into the ropes. Scoop slam connects from Orton. Jericho does not allow him to capitalize as he hits a dropkick. Jericho follows with a lionsault attempt, but Orton moves out of the way!
Orton tries to hit an RKO, but does not connect as Jericho doesn't fall to the mat with him. Jericho goes for another lionsault, and this time he hits it! Cover attempt, but Orton kicks out. Orton is sent to the apron. Jericho tries to hit a springboard kick, but Orton dodges the move. Orton has Jericho set up for the suspended DDT.
Jericho counters into the Walls of Jericho! Orton escapes by rolling back under the legs of Jericho! Orton then sets Jericho up on the apron once again, and this time he does hit the suspended DDT. Orton is stalking Jericho, and is looking for the RKO. Sheamus charges into the ring at Orton, and causes the match to end in DQ!
Winner via DQ: Randy Orton
After the match, Orton is able to knock down Sheamus. Randy is set up for the RKO, and begins to leap. Out of nowhere, Jericho hits the Code Breaker on Orton! Jericho heads out of the ring and finds a steel chair at ringside. Chris reenters the ring and screams that he is going to knock his head off. Orton dodges the chair shot, and hits an RKO! Jericho is on the mat, struggling to get to his feet. Orton looks ready to lose his mind, and is trembling in the corner. Orton runs across the ring, and hits a sick punt to the head of Jericho! Orton and Sheamus stare each other down as the show goes off the air only six days before they will meet at Hell-in-a-Cell.
The show opens with a video recap of the Nexus happenings from last week, including the exile of Darren Young.
Sheamus' music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. He goes ringside with a microphone to berate little kids, and say that they don't deserve to have tickets to get to see him. He says that Americans are all little babies, the biggest of which is Randy Orton. Sheamus is tired of the crowd chanting RKO. But it doesn't matter, because Orton is not the WWE Champion, the Champ is Sheamus! Sheamus says that he explained his case to the GM that Randy should not have a Title shot at Night of Champions.
The General Manager feels that he actually does not dislike Sheamus. So instead, he has another idea. He calls for ring helpers to bring out a throne. A throne emerges, and the General Manager says that Sheamus will watch tonight's matches, and then at the end of the show pick one of the competitors to be his challenger.
Edge v. R-Truth
Jericho vs. The Great Khali
Chris Jericho starts off the match by attacking The Great Khali's knee, and making him vulnerable. Sheamus watches on from his thrown on the stage. Jericho goes for the Walls, but Khali locks the Vice Grip on him instead. Jericho escapes, and continues his work on Khali's knee. Jericho attempts to hit the Codebreaker and Khali pushes him off. Khali hits a couple clotheslines and then a slam. Khali looks on at Sheamus, as Jericho escapes a finisher. Now, Jericho is desperately trying to lock in the Walls of Jericho. Finally, gets the Walls locked in. Khali taps out.
Winner: Chris Jericho
After the match, Jericho looks on to Sheamus, while Sheamus has a bewildered look on his face. Jericho: "Did you see that Sheamus? I hope you weren't taking Edge's comments to heart. I was the first Undisputed Champion. I just made a Giant tap out. I am in the best in the world at what I do, not Edge. So, it's vital that you choose me as your next opponent! Do you understand what I'm saying to you right now?!" Khali then attacks Jericho from behind and knocks him out of the ring.
Highlight clip of Bryan Danielson being defeated by Michael Tarver last week on Raw with Alex Riley and Miz's post-match attack. Miz delivered the Skull-Crushing Finale.
John Cena Interview: Cena comments on last week's attack as being "petty and classless". He doesn't regret choosing Daniel Bryan at Summerslam. Miz cost them the match. Miz has developed an overinflated ego and attitude problem. Cena says tonight that he will shut his mouth with an Attitude Adjustment.
Jillian is in the ring currently cutting a promo. She says that she has been the Diva's Champion before, and will be again tonight. Because she is...."Not Afraid...to take a stand..." and sing an epic rendition of Eminem's hit, "Not Afraid". Melina interrupts and makes her entrance to the ring. An ad for Golden Corral and Pep Boys.
WWE Diva's Championship
Melina (c) vs. Jillian Hall
They lock up in the center of the ring, and Jillian pushes Melina to the ropes. Hits her with an elbow, and Melina locks on a foothold from the top rope. Melina then tries to take control by hitting another move off of the rope. Jillian moves out of the way, and regains control with a handful of hair. Jillian locks in a submission, with her foot in the middle of Melina's back. She then "surfs" on top of Melina. Melina then hits a part of the Sunset Flip. Melina tries to attack with her finishes, but Jillian hits her away. Jillian attacks from the top rope after letting out a lower octave scream. Melina moves out of the way and hits The Last Call on Jillian.
After the match, the commentators talked about all of the screaming, as well as talking about the history of the Diva's Championship. They show a highlight clip of the finisher of the match. LayCool appears on the video screen, saying that they "kind of felt bad about what they did at SummerSlam". But, they were joking. LayCool said that next week was the 900th episode of Raw, and that they would be there. They said that they had an offer for Melina next week on Raw, and that it would be "flawless".
Backstage Interview of Josh Matthews with the Miz: He comments on nailing Daniel Bryan in the back of the head at SummerSlam. But, what about Cena? He put Team WWE at risk when he chose Daniel Bryan over him. He's surprised that Cena wants to talk about ego's. After SummerSlam, Sheamus was out and down. Miz says that he refused to cash in his Money In The Bank contract. The least Cena could have done was talk to him backstage about it. The Miz said that he will finish things with Cena tonight. The Miz says that he doubts Sheamus will pick him to face at Night of Champions...but that doesn't really matter now does it? Because he can pick Sheamus anytime he wants with his Money In The Bank contract. "He may pick him tonight."
We come back to Sheamus sitting on his throne. The Nexus comes out to the ramp, led by Wade Barrettt and without Darren Young. Sheamus begins to ask what they wanted, but Michael Cole receives an E-Mail from the General Manager. And I quote, "I told Nexus to come out here because I was impressed with their performance last week. The ban that Nexus can no longer compete for titles has been lifted. Wade Barrettt stares down Sheamus. Wade Barrettt says, "Consider our truce over." Nexus then leaves the stage, while Sheamus has a very worried look on his face.
John Cena and The Miz are showing walking backstage to the ring for their match. Can Cena shut Miz's mouth and his attitude with an adjustment? We'll find out next!
Cody Rhodes is guest-starring at WareHouse 13 on Sci-Fi. A Pep-Boys highlight commercial plays of the highlights of Daniel Bryan from last Monday night.
John Cena v. The Miz
The two square off in the ring and you can feel the tension rising. Miz starts off with a strong punch to the face, and then lays Cena out on the mat. Miz stays strong on the attack as he whips Cena hard into the turnbuckle. John springs to his feet and connects with a huge side slam on Miz. Cover attempt, but Miz kicks out.
Miz is set up in the turnbuckle and Miz charges after. Cena misses, and flies shoulder first into the steel post. Miz tries for a cover, but Cena kicks out. Miz lifts Cena to his feet and sends him right back to the mat with a punch. Cena is on all fours as Miz bounces off the ropes and kicks him hard in the gut. Miz follows up with a nice leg drop and goes for the cover. Cena kicks out. Miz sends Cena careening to the outside of the ring as we head to commercial.
We come back as the Miz has Cena in a headlock. John powers out and makes it back to his feet. Cena escapes and tries for a running bulldog, but Miz counters and Cena flies forward catching nothing but air. Miz takes advantage of the moment by kicking Cena square in the head punt style. Cena is now laying with his head under the apron as Miz sets up for a slingshot. The move connects and Cena hits the bottom rope neck first. Cover attempt, Cena kicks out.
Cena is thrown into the corner. Miz runs wildly across and connects with his patented splash. Another cover, but again Cena kicks out. Cena is once again in a corner, but this time he dodges a splash attempt. Cena is the first to his feet and hits two consecutive flying shoulder tackles. A side slam later, and it is time for "You Can't See Me". Five Knuckle Shuffle connects, and Miz is out cold.
Miz kicks out of the cover and then connects with his backbreaker, neck snap combination from The Miz sends Cena down to the mat. He goes for the cover, but Cena kicks out. Miz is looking for the kill and he attempts to lock up Cena for the Skull Crushing Finale. John counters into the STF! The Miz is moments away from tapping, but he reaches the ropes!
Miz tries a quick cover on Cena, but fails. Miz sends Cena front first into the turnbuckle, and again tries for the Skull Crushing Finale. Cena counters and is looking for a clothesline. Miz wisely slips out of the ring to avoid the move. Before he can make his way back into the ring, down runs Daniel Bryan! Bryan attacks Miz from behind with a series of kicks and punches. Daniel then rolls Miz back into the ring. The referee meanwhile, has called for the DQ.
Winner via DQ: The Miz
Cena lifts up the fallen Miz, and sets him up for the Attitude Adjustment. The move connects as the bell rings to confirm the disqualification. Cena looks at Bryan as if to send his approval, and then exits the ring. Daniel slides into the ring, and has very evil intentions for Miz. Bryan locks on a cross face! Miz starts to tap, and it takes all of the referees to separate the two! Daniel's music hits as he heads to the back.
Santino & Kozlov v. The Usos with Tamina
Santino and Jimmy start things off in the ring. Jimmy quickly gets Santino to his knees and delivers a hard kick to the gut. Jimmy tags in his brother. Jay is in the ring now, and goes for a cover. Santino kicks out, and Jimmy is tagged back into the match. Santino hits a dropkick to the face of Jimmy, but still gets caught with an elbow drop. Santino kicks out of the cover. Jimmy tries his best to keep Santino from the corner, and manages to hold him back. Jimmy takes a moment to punch Kozlov, but as a result, gives Santino the room to make the tag.
Kozlov comes charging into the ring and takes out Jay with a Spinebuster. Jimmy comes in to make the save. Santino throws Jimmy out of the ring, and takes a second to check out Santino. Jay kicks Santino in the face with version of a super kick. Santino falls to the outside of the ring. Kozlov picks up Jay and hits his finisher. This match is over.
Winners: Santino & Kozlov
After the match, Tamina stops her brothers from further attacking Santino. They seem disgusted by her actions, but she doesn't care. Tamina plants a kiss on Santino's cheek! The "Italian" star looks shocked as we head to commercial.
Randy Orton v. John Morrison v. Ted Dibiase
The match starts with Morrison hitting a flash kick which sends Ted outside of the ring. Randy hits a shoulder block and tries for a cover on Morrison. John kicks out, but gets caught in a side headlock. Morrison is able to get to his feet, but Dibiase has entered the ring. Ted throws John to the outside, and then starts to go after Orton. He has Randy on the mat, and continues with his onslaught of fists and kicks. Orton is in the corner and uses the ropes to return to his feet.
Sheamus left his place on the thrown and headed towards the back. Apparently, he is finished with this match.
Morrison makes sway back into the ring and starts to go after Ted. The two struggle back and forth as Orton takes a moment to regain his ground. Ted finds himself catapulted back outside of the ring. Meanwhile, Morrison senses his opportunity and springboards from the apron into the ring for a crossbody. Orton manages to catch Morrison in mid-air and hits the RKO! That was incredible and this match is over!
Winner via RKO: Randy Orton
After the match, Ted Dibiase Jr. attempts a sneak attack on Orton. For his trouble, he too is hit with an RKO!
In the back, Josh Mathews asks Sheamus why he left the match early. Sheamus says that he had no need to watch the match, because he has already reached a decision as to who his Night of Champions opponent will be. He will inform the whole world, next.
Sheamus is in the ring to announce his choice. He says that he wants to pick an opponent out of left field. He wants to pick someone who has never had a title shot. His choice.... Zack Ryder!!!
Ryder's fantastic music hits, and he has a mic. He says that Sheamus just made a big mistake, because people all over the world know that they are looking at the next big thing.
WWE Championship Match
Sheamus v. Zack Ryder
OH RADIO!!! tell me everything you know...
The match starts with Sheamus hitting a bro kick to the skull of Zack Ryder. Well, that was quick.
Winner & STILL WWE Champion: Sheamus
Sheamus takes back to the mic, and lets the audience in on a little secret. Now that he has defended the Title, he doesn't need to defend it for another 30 days. (That's actually a clause for the record). So, no Night of Champions for Sheamus
Well, Wade Barrett apparently is not too impressed. He comes down to the ring. He says that legally, Sheamus is correct. BUT, there is something else to keep in mind. Because Wade won season 1 of NXT, he was granted a shot at any Title of his choosing, at any PPV of his choosing. So, he will be facing Sheamus for the Title at Night of Champions.
Sheamus WILL defend against Barrett at Night of Champions. Also, Sheamus will face Chris Jericho, Randy Orton, Edge & John Cena; Because it's going to be a six pack challenge at the PPV!
Everyone's music hits, and they all make their way down to the ring individually. All five men surround Barrett, as is eerily similar to the way Nexus surrounds their prey. Cena is first to strike, and the rest all join in. Wade is thrown out of the ring. Jericho spins around and hits Sheamus with a Code Breaker. Edge hits Jericho with a Spear, Cena hits Edge with the Attitude Adjustment and then Orton finishes off with the RKO. Orton's music plays as we fade to black.
Bret Hart's music hits and the WWE Hall of Famer makes his way down to the ring. He says that he has spent the past two weeks training like a mad man up in Calgary to prepare for Summerslam. Meanwhile, team WWE has been falling apart. He calls out Edge and Jericho to come down to the ring to talk things over.
Jericho's music hits and he comes down to the ring. He tells Bret to dazzle him and say that he is the best at what he does in an attempt to get him to rejoin. Bret says that he doesn't want to say any of that crap. All he wants is for Jericho to man up and rejoin Team WWE. He tells Jericho that this is his chance to do the right thing and not let the fans down.
Jericho says that after all of those words, the answer is still no. The reason Bret wants him and Edge to come back is because he doesn't want to get his butt kicked later on tonight. Jericho only cares about the fact that later tonight he will be able to beat Bret Hart and prove that Hart is a hypocrite just like all of the fans in attendance.
Edge's music hits and he comes down to the ring. Edge asks Chris what is the matter with him. They grew up idolizing Bret. Chris trained in the dungeon and Edge had his poster on his wall. So as far as Edge is concerned, he is on Bret's side. He goes to shake Bret's hand. And the tries to kick him in the gut! Bret catches the leg and goes for the Sharpshooter! Jericho rakes his eyes and he and Edge slip out of the ring.
Natalya runs down into the ring and is very upset. The big screen shows the locker room backstage. Nexus has ambushed the Hart Dynasty and Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith are on the floor. Wade says that it looks like the Dynasty won't be the replacements for Team WWE. Natalya and Bret start to run towards the back.
In the back, the trainers are with the Hart Dynasty. Bret gets up to leave, with chair in hand. He says that he is going to take care of matters himself. Cena enters and begs Bret not to leave. He says that the Nexus would want that to happen as their goal is to pick everyone off one by one. John is off to make sure the rest of the team is still together, so he is headed to talk to Khali. He tells Bret to stay put and take care of his family.
The Miz v. Evan Bourne
The two lock up, and Miz is the first to gain control with a punch to the face. Evan tries to recover with a couple of kicks, but a boot to the face sends him to the mat. Miz grabs the chin of Bourne and throws his forearm hard across the chest of Bourne. Cover attempt, but Evan kicks out.
Miz is stalking Bourne and takes him down with a rear headlock. Evan tries for a high kick, but Miz swats him down to the ground. Bourne is getting to his feet in the corner, and Miz connects with a dynamic splash. Cover attempt but Evan kicks out.
Miz again goes for a submission, this time with a chinlock. Miz is looking for a suplex, but Evan counters with a knee to the head. Bourne sets in a couple of kicks. Bourne leaps from the second rope backwards and connects with a hurricarana. Wow that was awesome.
Miz recollects himself and kicks Evan in the gut. From here all it takes is a skull crushing finale to wrap up this match.
Winner via Skull Crushing Finale: MIZster Money in the Bank
After the match Miz proclaims that it doesn't matter who wins the belt at Summerslam, because HE will be the WWE Champion.
Melina v. Alicia Fox
Fox starts by lifting up Melina and setting her up in the corner. Fox grabs her hair and throws her into the middle of the ring. Melina grabs Fox and drops her onto her knees. Melina hits several punches and then avoids a punch with a Matrix dodge. Fox heads outside the ring to catch her breath. Melina follows after but gets hit with a clothesline.
With both competitors back in the ring. Fox grabs the hair of Melina and drops her into the middle of the ring. Fox hits an ugly backbreaker, and goes for the pin. Melina kicks out. Fox continues to grab the hair of Melina and finally the ref yells at her. Fox goes for a headlock, but Melina is able to escape. Alicia picks up Melina for a modified torture rack. It seems to be working, but Melina twists her body and hits the Last Call Sunset Bomb!
Winner via Last Call Sunset Bomb: Melina
Josh is in the back and asks Khali which side he is going to be on after speaking with Cena. Khali responds WWE. Khali then grabs the mic and goes on a rant. Josh apologizes to Khali, but since his translator is not here tonight, asks if he could he repeat it in English. Khali responds that tonight, he wants Wade Barret one on one!
During the commercial there were two GeneralMail Alerts. First, Melina will face Alicia Fox for the Women's Champion at Summerslam. Second, Khali will face Barret in action later tonight.
In the back Jericho says that he is afraid that they may have bitten off more than they can chew. Edge counters by pointing out that they have survived many years of huge names that have come and gone. Not only are they survivors, they are architects. By taking out Cena and Hart, they will in effect make it so that there is no match at all.
Elsewhere in the building, John Morrison and R-Truth are talking about the fact that they need to find two replacements. Mark Henry saunters in saying that they don't need two, they just need one. Consider his match tonight an audition.
Nexus is in their locker room watching the monitor. They all shake their heads as we go to commercial.
Ted Dibiase w/ Maryse v. Mark Henry
Before Henry can even make it into the ring, Nexus ambushes the World's Strongest Man, and then run out of the arena. It looks as though the Nexus is targeting all possible replacements for Team WWE.
In the back, Sheamus is walking with his Title as he is set to confront Randy Orton next.
Sheamus makes his way down to the ring to cut a promo on putting himself over. He then tells the crowd to watch the promo on the big screen. Sheamus says that the footage proves that he is afraid of nobody in the WWE. So now, he is calling out Orton so that he can tell him face to face.
Orton's music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. Sheamus says that he is surprised Orton accepted his invitation. Orton says that he knows Sheamus may be able to hurt people, but claiming that him not getting in the ring with Randy last week shows that he is full of it. He had the chance to be taken seriously. He says that Sheamus had the opportunity last week and he blew it, just like he is going to do at Summerslam. Randy says that Sheamus can make up all of the excuses he wants to, but the fact remains – Sheamus has never beaten him.
Sheamus says that he is wrong. Sheamus puts over his wins against HHH and Cena. Orton says that he isn't HHH and he certainly isn't John Cena. Sheamus says that he also isn't the WWE Champion. After Summerslam, he is going to go to the back of the line just like Cena, and he'll never got a shot against him for the Title period.
Orton says that he will defeat Orton at Summerslam, and walk out as still the Champion. Orton says that if he wants to redeem himself for last week, then he needs to do something about. The two look each other hard in the eyes.
If anyone interferes in the Summerslam match, then they will be suspended indefinitely. Furthermore, if Orton loses there will be no rematch, and he will go to the back to the line. However, if Sheamus is not scared then he agrees that Sheamus should do something about it right now.
Sheamus stares at Orton but shakes his head. He starts to head out of the ring, and then fakes a punch. Sheamus then starts to exit the ring for real. Orton gets to his feet and decides to attack Sheamus. Sheamus counters with a Title shot to the head. He then goes for the Bro Kick, but Orton counters with a neckbreaker. Orton then heads to the corner, and is looking to hit the punt. He charges, but stop s himself short. He then slides out of the ring, and picks up the WWE Title.
Percy Watson, Kaval & Lucky Cannon v. Husky Harris, Alex Riley & Michael McGillicutty
We start with Percy Watson and Mike in the ring. Percy jumps high into the air to dodge an attack, and then gets smacked strong in the face. Riley gets the tag and comes into the ring. Riley locks on a headlock. Watson is trying to escape, but Alex throws him down to the mat. Watson connects with a great kick, and then tags in Kaval!
Kaval is in the ring and goes for a splash. Riley tries to the throw him out of the ring, but Kaval connects with a dragon sleeper on the ropes. Kaval leaps high into the air. Lucky Cannon comes flying in the ring and leaps outside of the ring. Kaval goes for a sunset flip on Riley, but Husky is tagged into the ring. Husky hits the standing Senton bomb, and picks up the win.
Winners via Senton: Husky Harris, Alex Riley and McGillicutty
After the match, Sheamus flips out and attacks all of the NXT stars. He grabs the mic and says that what just happened was a message to the WWE audience, the General Manager, and Orton.
John Morrison & R-Truth v. William Regal & Zack Ryder
Truth and Regal starts things off in the ring, but Regal quickly tags in Ryder. Zack hits a dropkick and goes for a failed cover. He then locks on a rear headlock. Truth escapes and tags in his partner. Morrison comes into the ring strong. He grabs Ryder and hits a beautiful flipping Russian leg sweep. Regal runs into the ring to break the cover. Truth comes in and sends both himself and Regal to the outside. Morrison hits a springboard kick which plants Ryder on the mat. He jumps up and Starship Pain connects, and this match is over!
Winners via Starship Pain: Morrison & R-Truth
Eve & Gail Kim v. Maryse & Jillian v. The Bellas
Well, there is a huge waterslide set up at the entrance ramp. Um, the Divas are all wearing one pieces and not bikinis. This is complete crap.
Santino and Kozlov are the guest referees for this match. Santino appears to be more the referee, with Kozlov on the outside as the enforcers. I'm sorry, I just can't bring myself to recap this match. I'm one of the PG supporters, but this is just crap. There is far too much clothing for this to be a summer spectacular. Hell, they wear more with their normal outfits.
Winners via Crossbody: The Bellas
After the match, Tamina came down to the ring to flirt with Santino. Kozlov just laughs as he heads to the back.
Khali is in the back preparing for his match against Wade Barret. Out of nowhere, the Nexus appear and jump the Punjabi playboy.
The full Nexus is standing in the ring. Wade has the mic and says that he has been informed that the Wade v. Khali match is no longer on. He says that after Summerslam, the WWE will change forever. Once they defeat Team WWE they will achieve more than anyone around here can possibly imagine. Skip says that Hart will join Ricky Steamboat and McMahon as victims. After the match, Bret will never be seen again. They won't just beat their opponents physically, but destroy them mentally. Otunga warns anybody in the locker room considering joining Team WWE to think about what the Nexus has done to everyone on the path to joining the team. Because you are either Nexus, or you're against us.
In the back, Hart and Cena are walking to the ring. Miz comes up says that with the team decimated, it was only a matter of time before they came to him for help. He makes both of them ask him. He says that he will give the answer come Sunday.
John Cena & Bret Hart v. Chris Jericho & Edge
Nexus Lumberjack Match
Edge and Cena are the first two competitors to square off. Edge knocks him to the ground with a kick to the gut. Cena turns it around with an Irish Whip into the corner. Edge bounces back and gets hit with a cheap shot from Hart. Edge regains his composure and throws Cena outside of the ring. Nexus goes to town on Cena before throwing him back into the ring. Jericho is tagged in by Edge. Chris throws Cena right back outside! Nexus takes their time in beating him up before throwing him back into the ring. They roll him back into the ring, and then Jericho throws him right back out.
Cena appears to be decimated only 3 minutes into the match. Chris looks to throw him back outside, but John reverses and throws out Chris! Jericho is covering his head, but Nexus doesn't touch him. A relieved Chris heads back into the ring. John tries for the Attitude Adjustment, but Chris counters into a Walls. John breaks free and goes for a shoulder block, but flies straight out of the ring. Cena punches a member of Nexus in the face, and then rolls back in.
Chris bounces off the ropes, but accidently hits Wade. John throws Chris out of the ring. And this time, they attack Chris! Things are starting to go crazy! Hart and Cena grab Gabriel and give him a couple of punches! Chris and Edge bail to the top of the ramp. All 7 members of the Nexus now enter the ring and face off against Bret and Cena. Morrison and R-Truth run down to the ring for back up. They now stare down Nexus, but are still outnumbered. Edge and Chris stare each other down, thoughts racing wildly through their minds. Finally, they realize what must be done and run down to join Team WWE!!!! It's time for a brawl! All hell breaks loose as Team WWE clears the ring. The Nexus head through the crowd to make their escape. Team WWE celebrate in the ring only 6 days away from the Summerslam show down.
3 days away from "Hardcore Justice" this week's Impact opens up with highlights from last week. After the intro TNA announces that RVD is teaming with Tommy Dreamer to face Raven & Abyss tonight! Taz says he saw a few familiar faces in the locker room and we should expect some surprises tonight. Dreamer's music then hits the Extreme one makes his way out to the ring.
Tenay says that Dreamer will face Raven at Hardcore Justice. Dreamer gets on the microphone and demands that Raven comes out now because he has some explaining to do. Raven's music hits and the former ECW World Heavyweight (and NWA/TNA World Heavyweight) Champion makes his way out onto the entrance ramp and stares at Dreamer. Dreamer asks Raven why he turned on him last week and says they were the best of friends and the worst of enemies in the past. He says he thought they had put everything between them in the past and that when Raven comes to his house his kids call him Uncle Scotty. Raven kneels down on the stage and says that he and Dreamer have known each other for 30 years as the douchebag fans chant "Uncle Scotty" at Raven. Raven asks Dreamer if he thinks he will ever forgive him for taking away his girl (Beulah). Raven says she was HIS. Dreamer looks confused. Raven says that Dreamer stole her and married her and their kids should be his. Raven says he bid his time and waiting knowing that Dreamer would commit his heart and soul to something. He says he laughed at Dreamer's stupid jokes waiting for the moment and he finally got his moment. Raven says those kids shouldn't be calling him Uncle Scotty, they should call him daddy. Dreamer drops the microphone and starts walking towards Raven as he tells Dreamer that he's going to cripple Dreamer at Hardcore Justice and then he'll find ex and give her some 'hard justice' of his own and then she'll call him daddy. Dreamer punches Raven in the face and the fight is on. Abyss runs up the ramp and attacks Dreamer!
Abyss screams at Dreamer and then gets ready to Chokeslam him off the stage but RVD comes from behind and nails him with a chair! RVD then throws the chair at Abyss knocking him down the ramp. Abyss rolls off the ramp and RVD follows with a Flying Back Kick! RVD nails Abyss with the chair several more times and then we cut to Raven and Dreamer where Raven Evenflow DDT's Dreamer on the ramp! Raven poses but then Mick Foley walks up from behind with the barbed wire baseball bat and nails Raven with it as he turns around! Foley picks up the microphone and says that at Hardcore Justice he will make sure that there WILL be a winner in Raven & Dreamer's final showdown because he will be the Special Referee! Cactus then rakes the barbed wire on Raven's forehead and leaves Raven laying.
At the announce table Tenay and Taz hype up the card for tonight. Tenay says that things are getting extreme with 3days to go until Hardcore Justice. Tonight Beer Money Inc. faces Motor City Machine Guns in Match 4 of their Best of 5 Series and it will be in Ultimate X! Also tonight Flair will go one-on-one with Lethal in a Street Fight and Tenay announces that if any member of Fourtune interferes then Flair will be suspended for 90 days without pay. The Beautiful People's music then interrupts Tenay and Taz and Velvet Sky & Lacey Von Erich walk out.
TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championships
The Beautiful People (c) vs. Hamada & Taylor Wilde
God, I love Velvet Sky's entrance. Both Taylor and Hamada are former Knockout Tag Champs (Hamada with Kong and Taylor with Sarita). A "welcome back" chant starts directed at Hamada as they come into the ring. Taylor and Lacey will kick this match off. Lacey taunts Taylor at the bell showing off her chest and then Taylor tells her to do a spin. The genius that is Lacey does it and Taylor quickly rolls her up! 1...2...NO Lacey kicks out! Taylor then hits the ropes but Velvet grabs her by the hair and slams her down. Lacey then goes for a spinning heel kick but Taylor ducks and hits a Spinning Leg Sweep. Taylor then hits the ropes again and goes for a Cross Body but Lacey catches her in midair and hits a Fall Away Slam. Taylor tags in Hamada who rolls underneath a clothesline attempt from Lacey. Hamada then kicks Lacey and hits a headbutt and a chop. Hamada follows up with more headbutts and chops and then a spinning back elbow. Hamada then hits the ropes but Velvet grabs her. Hamada then turns around and hits a Jawbreaker on Velvet onto the top rope and then into a sloppy Spinning Knee (I think it was meant to be a Spinning Heel Kick). 1...2...NO Hamada kicks out. Velvet tags in and then puts the boots to Hamada as Lacey holds her. Velvet hits a Snapmare Takeover and then kicks Hamada in the back and gets a nearfall. Lacey tags back in and BP slam Hamada into the corner repeatedly and then they hit a double clothesline for a nearfall. Lacey taunts Hamada and then goes for her Moonsault Elbow Drop but Hamada rolls out of the way. Lacey then gets to her feet and goes for another Elbow Drop but Hamada rolls out of the way again. They both get to their feet and Hamada nails Lacey with a elbow and then a big headbutt and she tags in Taylor. Taylor comes into the ring and nails Lacey with a series of Forearms and then a German Suplex! 1...2...NO Velvet breaks it up. Hamada grabs Velvet and throws her into the corner and puts the boots to her. Taylor and Hamada try to whip BP into each other but BP reverse the Irish Whip sending Taylor and Hamada at each other, but Hamada and Taylor hook each others arms and spin each other into BP! Taylor hits a clothesline on Lacey and Hamada nails Velvet with a Yakuza Kick! Hamada beats on Velvet in the corner as Madison Rayne walks out onto the ramp and then the mystery woman drives up to ringside with her motorcycle. Hamada and Taylor look on in surprise as the mystery woman walks to ringside. In the ring Lacey and Velvet attack Hamada and Taylor from behind. Lacey dumps Taylor out of the ring and follows. Velvet attempts to whip Hamada into the ropes but Hamada reverses it and then ducks a clothesline and then both girls hit the ropes and both grab each other by the hair and slam each other to the mat. On the outside Taylor slams Lacey into the ring apron. Back in the ring Velvet tries to slap Hamada but Hamada ducks and Velvet nails referee Slick Johnson. Velvet and Hamada then start brawling out to the floor. Lacey drags Taylor back into the ring and the mystery woman hands her a chair. Lacey turns around and Taylor dropkicks the chair into her face! Slick Johnson turns around and literally makes the 3 count on top of that damn chair.
Winners & NEW Knockouts Tag Champs: Taylor & Hamada via pinfall (dropkick)
After the match Hamada and Taylor celebrate their win while Velvet is pissed in the ring. Taz asks how the hell Slick Johnson didn't see that chair (good question) in the ring. Velvet Sky has a damn sh*t fit in the ring.
TNA World Television Championship
"The Phenomenal" AJ Styles (c) w/Kazarian vs. "The Freak" Rob Terry
Tenay talks about how Flair was a multi-time Television Champion in his career and how so many Four Horsemen members back in the day held TV Titles. Hebner demands Kazarian go to the back before the match, but before Kaz even gets a chance to leave Terry clotheslines both AJ & Kaz over the top rope to the floor! Terry then climbs to the floor and actually Press Slams AJ into the ring. Terry then chases Kaz to the back. AJ goes for a Springboard move but Terry shoves AJ off the ropes! Terry whips AJ into the ropes and goes for a Big Boot but AJ hangs onto the ropes. AJ then charges at Terry but eats a clothesline from the big man. Terry grabs AJ and picks him up by the throat and then tosses him into the corner. Terry then nails AJ with repeated shoulder blocks in the corner and then lifts him up into a Backdrop. Terry charges at AJ again but AJ gets his boots up. Terry actually grabs AJ's boots and then drops him and hits a Back Elbow. Terry lifts AJ up onto the top rope and chokes him on the top rope. Terry then Chokeslams AJ off the top rope! Terry then picks AJ up but AJ comes back with a cross chop to the throat out of nowhere followed by a series of Flair Chops. Those chops only seem to piss off the big man and then AJ goes to whip Terry into the ropes but Terry blocks it. AJ then pokes Terry in the eyes and shoves Hebner away as Hebner argued with him about that. AJ then tries to whip Terry into the corner but Terry reverses it sending AJ right towards Hebner, but Hebner ducks and AJ is able to float up and over Hebner, but when AJ lands Terry grabs him in a waistlock. AJ reaches out and grabs Hebner and then mule kicks Terry in the nuts! AJ then hits the Pele followed by the Springboard 450! 1...2...3 and AJ retains the belt.
Winner & STILL TV Champ: Styles via pinfall (Springboard 450)
They run a vignette where Kurt Angle talks about doing this thing where he wrestles the entire Top 10 Rankings List. He says this will prove without a shadow of a doubt that he is the greatest wrestler in the history of wrestling. He says it has nothing to do with ego but it has everything to do with the fact that he's done everything and he needs to push himself. Angle says he can prove to himself all over again that he is the very best. Angle says he can't lose and he won't lose because he's not ready to leave wrestling because this is his life. He says he's more hungry than he's ever been.
Earlier Today Lethal talks to the camera about how he can't believe he beat Ric Flair. He then says he was talking to Kurt Angle who told him that he's missing that one thing that will make him a man in the business and Lethal says he's right. He says he's sure this match tonight is a setup and he says he'll leave that little boy that was so excited to face Ric Flair at home and he's bring the man to the Street Fight.
A video package hyping up next week's big "Whole F'N Show" Impact special airs hyping up the card which will feature RVD defending the TNA Title against Abyss.
In the back Madison and Velvet are going at it! The mystery woman and Lacey try to keep them apart as security also comes in. Velvet shoves Lacey to the side and Lacey hits an equipment case. Velvet screams that she hates Madison and then sees Lacey laying out on the floor and pretty much blames Madison for it.
Beer Money's music hits and they are followed by the Guns. I believe this is Beer Money's first time in Ultimate X. They show highlights of the first 3 matches in the series. Beer Money is up 2-1 and if they win tonight they win the Tag Titles. If the Machine Guns win then it moves to a Series deciding 5th Match at next week's "Whole F'N Show" Impact. Beer Money gets on the microphone and Roode says it's no secret that the two teams hate each other, but the fact is that Beer Money and Machine Guns have redefined Tag Team wrestling and they have taken Tag Team wrestling to a new level over the last several weeks. Roode says he has no doubt that the Guns are a great team but he and Storm have had one goal and that's to be the best tag team in the world and the only way to be the best is to wear those title belts. Roode says tonight in the Guns match not only will they beat the Guns at their own game but they will be 4-time Tag Champs and holds up the four fingers. Sabin grabs a microphone and asks Roode if they see the belts around their waists. He says they ARE the Tag Champs and they ARE the best in the world and those belts prove it. Sabin says they chose Ultimate X for a reason and he says it's their world and what they do. He says the only way they'll take the belts from them is to pry them from their cold dead fingers! Roode suggests they stop talking and do it and then the two teams get in each other faces with Shelley holding his tag title up.
Match 4 in Best of 5 Series
Ultimate X Match
Beer Money Inc. vs. Motor City Machine Guns
Back from commercials the bell rings and both Sabin and Shelley go to corners and start climbing up but Beer Money pull them down. Roode whips Sabin into one corner and Storm whips Shelley into another. They both charge at the Guns but both members of the Guns avoid them. Sabin with a Running Clothesline to Storm and Shelley with one to Roode. Sabin then hits one on Roode and Shelley with one on Storm! Shelley tosses Storm out to the floor and then Sabin tosses Roode out. Sabin with a Springboard Plancha over the top from one side and Shelley with one from the opposite side onto to the floor onto Beer Money! The Guns climb back into the ring and then Sabin climbs up the scaffolding as Shelley plays guard for him. Shelley cuts Roode off as he tries to get in the ring but Storm sneaks in behind him and pulls Sabin down off the cables. Storm whips Sabin into the ropes and goes for a clothesline but Sabin ducks and then leaps off of Shelley's back into a dropkick that knocks Roode off the apron! Shelley then hits a drop toe hold on Storm followed by a Bulldog from Sabin! Roode comes charging in and Shelley drop toe holds Roode on top of Storm! In one of the craziest submissions I've ever seen Shelley wraps Roode's legs up in kind of a modified Death Lock while pulling back on a Crossface on Storm at the same damn time! Sabin starts climbing up to the cables again. Roode breaks the hold with repeated back elbows and then he pulls Sabin down off the cables again. Beer Money then lift Sabin up and toss him into the corner. They turn around to see Shelley already up on the cables and making his way across them! Roode pulls Shelley down into an Atomic Drop! Roode then catapults Shelley into a wicked DDT from Storm! Roode tells Storm to climb up but he says he's been drinking too much and Roode doesn't seem to want to be the one to do the climbing either. Roode starts climbing up the scaffolding but seems extremely nervous. Storm sees Shelley getting to his feet so he charges at him but Shelley ducks and then holds Storm in the corner for Sabin to come flying in with a Running Back Elbow! The Guns then crotch Roode on the top rope! Shelley grabs Storm and holds him as Sabin hits a Leaping Enziguri to the back of Storm's head followed by Shelley Flatlining Storm into the middle turnbuckle! Storm drops down in a heap in the corner and then Shelley pulls Roode down backwards into the Tree of Woe hanging him right on his partner as well (with his head pretty much in Storm's crotch!)! Sabin then hits the Hesitation Dropkick sending Roode's head into Storm's junk! His weekend, officially ruined. Shelley actually stands on Roode's balls now! Storm then climbs up the scaffold and starts climbing the cables as Roode reverses a waistlock on Sabin and then shoves him into a big boot from Storm. Roode hits Sabin with a Back Suplex and then Storm grabs Shelley by the feet. Beer Money pull Shelley down and then they go for the DWI but Shelley kicks Storm in the head and then hits a series of nasty Knee Strikes on Roode. Shelley then goes for the Sliced Bread on Roode but Roode blocks it and Shelley lands down right on the Backstabber from Storm! Beer Money then hit the Beer Money Double Suplex on Shelley! Roode's forehead is busted open. Sabin is climbing up the scaffolding and Roode pulls him down and knocks him off the apron. Beer Money whip Shelley into the corner and then Storm hits a Running Clothesline and then one from Roode. Storm lifts Shelley up on the top rope and follows him up as Roode starts climbing the cables. Shelley punches Storm in the gut and then hits a Super Atomic Drop off the top! Roode almost reaches the big X but Shelley grabs him by the leg and pulls him down. Shelley then hits a Back Kick and then he hit's one of the nastiest Spike DDT's I have ever seen! Shelley lifting himself straight up into the air and then back down right into a nasty DDT. Shelley climbs up top and hits the Diving Double Foot Stomp on Roode off the top as Storm charged at him, he actually leaped over Storm as he hit the move! Shelley climbs up top again and Storm follows him but Shelley pokes him in the eyes! Shelley climbs the cables and almost gets to the X when Storm pulls him down into an 8-Second Ride! Sabin is up top and he climbs up the scaffolding and starts scaling the cables! Storm climbs up with Sabin and Sabin starts kicking Storm! Sabin wraps his legs around Storm's head and hits a Hurricanrana off the damn cables! Good lord have mercy. Sabin walks into a nasty Spinebuster from Roode! Roode screams at Storm to get to his feet and guard him while he climbs. Roode actually stands on Storm's shoulders and Storm pretty much walks him to the X but the Guns cut them off! The hit Double Roundhouse Kicks on Storm and then pull Roode off the cables almost into a Splash on Storm! The Guns look exhausted now as the fans chant "this is awesome." Storm hits a Back kick on Storm on the apron and then hits a freaking Sliced Bread on Storm on the damn apron! Are you serious?! How the hell is Storm not dead?! Roode climbs up all the way to the top of the scaffolding now! He actually starts tightrope walking the cables using the top of the scaffolding to balance himself! Now that is pretty unique, haven't seen that yet in UX. On the other side Sabin starts scaling the cables as well! They race to the X and Sabin gets their first! Sabin wraps his legs around the cables and then he and Roode start kicking each other. Sabin kicks Roode's legs out from under him and Roode gets crotched on the cables and then falls to the mat! Sabin pulls the X down and we are tied the hell up! Damn what a match!
Winners: Motor City Machine Guns via pulling the X down
In the back Bischoff and Hogan are walking and Tenay says they are going to reveal details for next weeks shows next.
Hulk Hogan's music hits and he, Ms. Tessmacher, and Bischoff make their way out to the ring. Bischoff says he wants to get down to business tonight because next week is "The Whole F'n Show" and says next week will be PPV-quality on free TV. A graphic comes up hyping up the show and it says "no talk, all action." Bischoff says Abyss will face RVD next week in a Stairway to Janice Match (think the Stairway to Hell Match back in the old ECW) and Bischoff says he will be the referee! Also, Beer Money vs. the Machine Guns in Match 5 of the Best of 5! Also, Angle vs. AJ Styles one-on-one in a rematch from their Match of the Year Candidate earlier this year. Angelina Love will face Madison Rayne for the Knockouts Title and also Jeff Hardy has an Open Challenge to "anybody in the wrestling world." Also, Mr. Anderson vs. Matt Morgan vs. The Pope in a 3-Way Dance! Kevin Nash's music hits and the big man interrupts Hogan and Bischoff.
Ms. Tessmacher bails out as Nash gets in the ring. Nash has a serious look on his face this week. Nash says he's finally got some face time with Hogan and Bischoff and he says once again he's not on the card for next week. Hogan says Nash needs to open his eyes and see what's going on in TNA. Hogan says he's stepped back, Jarrett's stepped back, and Nash needs to step back as well because their time is over. He says Lethal, Beer Money, The Guns, etc. are the stars that will take TNA into the future. Hogan says there's no more conning for paychecks and minimum efforts, maximum paychecks. He says the politics over but Nash sarcastically says Hulk Hogan is actually talking to him about politics. Bischoff says that Nash's whole career has never been anything but politics. Nash channels Clint Eastwood and says sometimes you meet someone in your life that you shouldn't have messed with and he's one of them. Nash tosses Bischoff into a corner and then turns around and swings at Hogan but Hogan blocks the shot and nails Nash with a series of rights. Hogan grabs Nash but Nash low blows him! Nash beats on Hogan in the corner as Bischoff gets back to his feet. Taz mentions that Hogan just had back surgery. Nash goes out to the floor and grabs a steel chair! Nash lays the chair down in the ring and gets ready to Jackknife Hogan onto it! Bischoff tries to stop Nash but Nash shoves him away. Hogan then tosses Hogan aside and picks up the chair and before he can swing it Jarrett comes in and attacks Nash! Jarrett beats on Nash until Sting comes from out of nowhere decked in red face paint! Sting knocks the chair out of Jarrett's hands and then nails Jarrett with the bat! Sting tosses the bat to Nash and Nash nails Jarrett with it as well! Sting then belts Hogan with the chair! Sting looks over at Nash as we cut to a break.
Back from commercials Christy Hemme approaches Sting and Nash in the back. She asks them about what just happened but both just walk off.
Orlando Jordan vs. "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero
Jordan rubs his nipple with a lollipop and then tries to put it in So Cal Val's mouth (insert your own joke there) but she's having none of it. Pope is ready to lockup but Jordan holds up one finger and licks it and he's grossing me and The Pope alike out. He starts sucking on his finger and goes to put it on Pope but Pope shoves him away. Pope says "if we're gonna' wrestle then let's wrestle" and Jordan grabs him quickly and locks on a waistlock. He hits a Gutwrench Slam but then Pope reverses the waistlock. Pope shows off his mat wrestling transitioning from a waistlock into a headlock and back into a waistlock in seconds. Jordan backs Pope into the corner and then starts grinding on him (oh God I can't believe I just typed that). Pope is freaked out and pushes Jordan off of him. Pope then Pimp Slaps him repeatedly! Pope hits another Pimp Slap and then grabs ahold of him in the corner. The referee tires to separate them and Pope shoves him away which allows Jordan time to recover and nails Pope with a right hand. Jordan puts the boots to Pope and then hits a series of Knee Drops. Jordan reigns down rights and lefts on Pope and then Eric Young runs down and starts shoving those fake dollar bills that come down from the ceiling during Pope's entrance and starts shoving them down his pants and in his pockets. Jordan tries to figure out what the hell he's doing and then turns around into a clothesline from Pope. Pope then hits an Atomic Drop followed by a big Backdrop. Pope pulls down the knee pads and then as Jordan gets to his feet near the corner Pope kills him in the corner with the DDE! Pope mixes it up this time as he actually lands on the top rope and drops down into a Reverse X-Factor! 1...2...3 and Pope gets the win.
Winner: Pope via pinfall (DDE)
After the match Matt Morgan sneaks into the ring and kicks Pope and then nails him with a clothesline. Mr. Anderson's music hits and the a**hole runs down to the ring with a chair! He chases Morgan out of the ring and then Dinero and Anderson get in each others faces. Security runs out, yep it's Murphy & Gunner again, and they tell them to get to the back. Pope leaves the ring as Anderson gets in their faces.
In the back Christy Hemme is with Ric Flair. She asks Flair if he thinks he can beat Lethal and Flair tells her to never ask him anything that stupid again. He says he's the greatest wrestler to ever live. Flair says he will walk that aisle tonight looking only the way he can and he says two men walk out but only one will walk back. Flair says that Lethal will know he is a wrestling God tonight and he says tonight Lethal dies! Woooooo!
Jay Lethal vs. "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
Lethal is dressed in old school street fight attire wearing blue jeans (knee pads and all) and a wife beater. Flair actually is wearing a designer suit to this fight and Taz says he can't believe Flair is wearing that. Flair pokes Lethal in the eyes as the match starts and then chops away at Lethal. Flair rips Lethal's wife beater off and starts chopping away at Lethal. Flair then low blows Lethal! Flair kicks Lethal in the knee and then he goes out to the floor and pulls out a trashcan full of weapons! Lethal rolls out to the floor on the other side and rolls under the ring. As Flair gets back into the ring and tries to figure out where Lethal went Lethal crawls out from under the ring on the other side and then hits the Springboard Missile Dropkick! Lethal pulls Flair's coat off and then chops Flair! Lethal pulls Flair's shirt over his head and chops Flair some more! Lethal puts the boots to Flair and chops him some more. Lethal whips Flair into the corner and then hits the backdrop! Lethal grabs a kendo stick and blasts Flair with it! Flair is already busted open. Lethal chops Flair some more and then mounts him in the corner and reigns down right hands. Flair comes out of the corner swinging wildly and then face plants only the way Flair can! All of a sudden Douglas Williams walks out to ringside for some reason as Lethal nails Flair with a cookie sheet! Lethal actually rips Flair's pants off him! Flair is wearing some flowery underwear, oh man. Taz says he's wearing a $3,000 suit but Wal-Mart underwear, priceless. Lethal pulls Flair's belt off and starts nailing him with it. Lethal pulls off Flair's shoes and socks and everything. Flair tries to hit Lethal with the trashcan but Lethal blocks it and nails Flair with it! Flair comes back with a poke to the eyes and then he climbs up and that fails for the 50,000,000th time as Lethal hits him with the cookie sheet. Lethal climbs up with Flair and hits the Superplex! 1...2...NO Williams pulls Lethal out! Lethal decks Williams and then climbs to the top rope. As Flair gets to his feet Lethal dives off the top with a Sunset Flip but Flair blocks it! Oh my God, Lethal pulls Flair's underwear down as he's going for the Sunset Flip and Flair moons the world! Thank you Jesus for censors! Flair holds his undies up and then decks Lethal as Hebner pulls his underwear up (disturbing). Williams then nails Lethal with the X-Division Title from the outside and Flair covers Lethal! 1...2...Lethal gets his foot on the bottom rope but Williams knocks it off...3!
Winner: Flair via pinfall
In the back Raven and Abyss are getting ready for the Main Event.
In the back Christy Hemme is with RVD. She says nobody in the back wants RVD's schedule over the next week. Tonight he teams with Dreamer in the Main Event, Sunday he's in the Main Event against an opponent that he doesn't even know who is yet, and then next week he has to face Abyss. RVD says he'll take it one night at a time and tonight he gets to team with a longtime friend in Tommy Dreamer. Van Dam says he's focused about tonight but he can't wait to face Abyss next week. Van Dam says after tonight he'll focus on Hardcore Justice. Jerry Lynn then walks up and says he's already focused on Hardcore Justice because on that night he and Van Dam get to tear it up one more time as RVD looks on in shock! Lynn says good luck and then walks off as Van Dam still looks stunned and says "Jerry Lynn...". Tenay and Taz discuss RVD vs. Lynn for Hardcore Justice.
"Whole F'N Show" Rob Van Dam & Tommy Dreamer vs. "The Monster" Abyss & Raven
Dreamer is wearing an RVD t-shirt to the ring. RVD and Dreamer meet Abyss and Raven on the ramp and the brawl is on! Abyss lays out both Dreamer and RVD and then tosses Dreamer into the ring. Dreamer nails Abyss with a Running Knee as Abyss gets into the ring and then RVD dives over the top rope onto Abyss with a plancha! Dreamer then Suplexes RVD on top of Abyss in a kind of Moonsault! Raven then comes from behind and kicks that injured knee of Dreamer. Abyss beats on Dreamer in the corner and then he nails Dreamer with a Corner Splash. Raven tags in and he blows his nose on a rag and then wipes it in Dreamer's face. Raven is just nasty. Raven nails Dreamer with a knee to the face and then he rakes the face of Dreamer. Raven tosses Dreamer out to the floor and then Raven taunts RVD as Abyss beats on Dreamer on the floor. Abyss rolls Raven back into the ring and Raven gets a nearfall. Abyss tags in and eats a series of right hands from Dreamer but then Abyss cuts him off with a knee and then a Scoop Slam! 1...2...NO Dreamer kicks out. Abyss goes for another Splash in the corner but Dreamer sidesteps him and tags RVD in as Raven tags in! RVD hits a Slingshot Cross Body on Raven and then a clothesline followed by a 2nd clothesline and then a huge Superkick! RVD dropkicks Abyss on the apron but then eats a boot from Raven. Raven tries to throw RVD into the corner but RVD uses his foot to block it and then he kicks Raven's teeth into the 3rd row! RVD hits the Rolling Thunder! 1...2...NO Abyss breaks it up! Abyss grabs both RVD & Dreamer for Chokeslams but they kick Abyss and then Double Clothsline Abyss over the top to the floor! Dreamer nails Raven with the DDT and then RVD comes off the top with the 5 Star! 1...2...3!
Winners: RVD & Dreamer via pinfall (5-Star Frog Splash)
After the match Abyss attacks Dreamer and RVD again. Abyss grabs RVD and Chokeslams the hell out of him. RVD sells that move so well. Abyss then goes to Chokeslam Dreamer but Stevie Richards comes out and goes for the Stevie Kick on Abyss but Abyss blocks it and then drops Richards. Rhino out now and he puts the beatdown on Abyss! Rhino goes for the Gore but Abyss kicks him in the face! Team 3D are out now! Double Shoulderblock on Abyss from 3D and then they set up for the 3D but Raven hits them both with a chair! Raven's nose is busted open. Abyss taunts the crowd and then the lights go out!
In the ring is Sandman! Sandman with the kendo stick to both Raven & Abyss as the fans are going ape sh*t! Sandman poses in the ring as the other ECW guys come to and the celebration is on. Mick Foley walks out as well and then calls for more to come out. Simon Diamond, Al Snow, and Jerry Lynn come out with a cooler full of beers as we go off the air.
The show ends with a hype video for the PPV with the ECW guys talking about ECW.
This week's Impact opens up with the ECW boys in the ring right off the top. Brother Devon has joined them this week. Tenay mentions for the first time that Hard Justice is now HardCORE Justice. Dreamer gets on the microphone and says that he's been here for about 8 weeks and it's the loudest he's ever heard the Impact Zone tonight. Dreamer says he knows there's been a lot of buzz about the PPVand due to certain legal issues they will be known as EV2.0 now. Dreamer thanks Brother Devon for being out there tonight and the question amongst them is what's going on with a certain angry man that won't put his differences aside (Bubba). Devon says he doesn't know what's going on and he says all families have differences but for some reason Bubba is letting that stand in the way. He calls Bubba out to the ring right now and settle this thing once and for all.
3D's music hits and Bubba makes his way out to the ramp. Devon says he and Ray need to put their differences aside along with the differences between Bubba and Jesse because 'this' is their family. Devon says the guys in the ring are the guys that's had their backs since day one. He asks Brother Ray if he's in or is he out. Bubba turns his back and starts to walk off but Dreamer stops him. He says Bubba has been his best friend and says this is something bigger. He says this is Kiss' original members getting back together and doing it one more time for the fans. Dreamer says it's one last night to say thank you to everyone that supporting them. He says they're not trying recapture any kind of magic and the fans chant "one more time" as Bubba looks on. Foley says with Bubba or without him they're going to have one hell of a show but in his hardcore opinion the show's that much greater with Bubba's participation. Foley says he's not a fortune teller but in his opinion if he chooses not to do this show then he'll look back on his career and this will be the one thing he will regret more than anything. Foley says he wants Bubba in the ring with them now. Taz interrupts them from the announce table and tells Bubba to listen to him as Tenay looks on surprised. Taz channels a Nike commercial and tells him to 'just do it.' Bubba walks into the ring and looks Devon in the eyes and then looks at the other guys and grabs a microphone. Bubba says he needs one question answered and then asks, "are we gonna' light somebody on fire?" to a huge reaction from the fans a big grin from Devon. Devon nods that they are and the fans start chanting "EV2.0" (sounds dubbed over the real ECW chants). Bubba says it sounds like a lot of fun and he's in! Bubba and Devon hug and then Bubba shakes hands with all the other ECW guys. Hulk Hogan's music hits interrupting the celebration!
Hogan looks on at the site in the ring and then walks down. Hogan says it looks like they're going to ride again and thanks them for doing it in TNA. Hogan says he just wishes he would've known before hand he would've had a few extra surprises for them, but welcomes them to TNA anyway. Hogan says he gets the whole hardcore thing but the guys in the ring will take it to another level. Hogan talks about how Dixie said ECW was to the 90's what Hogan was to the 80's and he says he agrees with that comparison. Hogan says he missed the whole thing because while ECW was tearing up the 90's he had a black beard and was running around ruling his world. He says he'll have a chance to see it now and he can't wait to see hardcore ride again at HardCORE Justice. Hogan says since everybody is in such a giving mood he and Bischoff have a surprise for everyone tonight that they'll reveal later tonight. Abyss' music hits and the Monster walks out to the ring with 'Janice.'
Abyss says he hates to break up this little extreme reunion but he's here to tell them that 'they' are not happy and not only that, but they are down right pissed off. Abyss says this was never a part of their plan and it wasn't supposed to happen. Abyss says there is one person that they hold responsible and it's not Dreamer or Foley or even Hulk Hogan. They hold Dixie Carter fully responsible! Hogan says he could care less what 'they' say or what they don't say and as far as he's concerned Abyss should go find a good shrink and get his head checked out. Hogan says right now Tommy Dreamer is a guest in TNA and nothing is going to go down until the PPV. Abyss says they have given him strict orders to take Tommy Dreamer out tonight! He says without Dreamer there won't be a HardCORE Justice. Hogan says Dreamer is TNA's guest and he won't step up until he's good and ready. Dreamer interrupts Hogan and says if it's okay with Hogan he would love to fight Abyss tonight! Dreamer says if Dixie and Hogan will allow it then he's down for it!
In the back Velvet and Lacey are arguing and then Madison walks in. She says she's thought all week and they won't be able to accomplish anything if they don't stick together. Madison says they've been running the Knockouts division since they put the Beautiful People together so why jeopardize it now. Velvet says maybe it has something to do with Madison saying she doesn't need them or maybe it's because Madison took it upon herself to add a 4th member that she and Lacey still don't know the identity of, or maybe it even could be because Madison teamed with Sarita last week. Madison says that Sarita and Angelina have a #1 Contenders Match tonight and when her backup came last week she offered both of them to come join her but Velvet refused. Velvet says it's too late to apologize and then Madison says she won't beg Velvet but she wants things to go back to the way they were. She apologizes but Velvet says it's going to take a lot more than that. Velvet refuses her apology but then Madison says it again and asks if they can have a truce. Velvet thinks and says they can't keep doing this and says fine they can have a truce and then they all 3 hug.
TNA Knockouts Championship #1 Contenders Match
Sarita vs. Angelina Love
Oh man, Sarita has some new gear and all I can say is...wow. Sarita goes in for a lockup but Angelina ducks underneath her and then puts Sarita in a waistlock. Angelina transitions into a side headlock but Sarita shoves her into the ropes only to eat a shoulder block and then Angelina scores a one count. Angelina hits another shoulder block and gets another one count. Sarita then sweeps Angelina's legs and covers with a lateral press but immediately Angelina shoves her off. Angelina then sweeps Sarita's legs and covers but Sarita shoves HER off. Both girls stare each other down now and then Angelina starts to walk over to Sarita but Sarita pulls the referee in between them. Sarita then pushes the referee aside and nails Angelina with a forearm. Sarita then whips Angelina into the ropes and goes for a clothesline but Angelina ducks it and rolls Sarita up! 1...2...NO Sarita kicks out! Angelina then hits a series of forearms and Sarita tries to bail out of the ring but Angelina grabs her from behind around the waist. Sarita then spins around Angelina into a nice drop toe hold sending Angelina throat-first into the middle rope as Tenay confirms that Dreamer-Abyss is official for tonight and it will be a Hardcore Match! Sarita throws Angelina into the corner and then puts the boots to her. Sarita beats on Angelina and then hits a Snapmare Takeover followed by a series of nearfalls. Sarita whips Angelina into the corner and then charges but Angelina uses the ropes to pull herself up and over the charging Sarita and then drops down into a rollup! 1...NO Sarita immediately kicks out and then nails Angelina with a Lariat! Sarita puts the boots to Angelina and then hits 3 straight Elbow Drops! Sarita then puts Angelina in a Rear Chinlock. She drops it and then argues with the referee. This allows Angelina to come back with a forearm and then she goes for a clothesline, but Sarita ducks it and then picks Angelina up with a crazy Back Suplex! 1...2...NO Angelina kicks out. Sarita rolls Angelina up and then pulls on the tights for extra leverage but the referee catches her. Sarita then goes for another Back Suplex but this time Angelina lands on her feet and then nails Sarita with a series of Forearm Smashes. Angelina then attempts to whip Sarita into the corner but Sarita reverses it. Angelina stops herself before hitting the turnbuckles and then nails Sarita with a Spear as she taunted the crowd! Angelina hits a Back Elbow and then a spinning heel kick! Angelina hits the ropes and connects with a Running Clothesline. Angelina hits the Botox Injection as Sarita gets to her feet! 1...2...3 and Angelina is the new #1 Contender!
Winner: Love via pinfall (Botox Injection)
In the back Eric Young is talking to Orlando Jordan about matching helmets and then Jordan asks him what his problem is. Jordan says he needs EY focused and then says he doesn't even know why he agreed to team with EY. He asks EY if he's on something but EY says Jordan needs to know that he's a little messed up on rum candy. EY says millions of people are watching them and that's exciting. Jordan asks EY if he's mentally challenge or something but EY says he wouldn't challenge a mentalist to anything. He says he got kicked in the head and dropped off the top rope so he's 'not right' right now. He says he has backup that will have their backs tonight. As EY walks off Jordan says "and they think I have problems." What in the hell was that?
Back from commercials they explain (thankfully) why EY is acting mental. They show a replay of a match that EY had with Suicide (now supposedly being played by Kiyoshi) on Xplosion where Suicide kicked EY off the top rope and EY landed on the floor. Taz says EY suffered a head injury and he's been 'fruit loops' ever since.
Ink, Inc. vs. Orlando Jordan & "Showtime" Eric Young
Jordan comes out to the ring without EY. Jordan takes his chewing gum out of his mouth and shoves it in So Cal Val's and I think Taz said it best, "oh my God I just threw up in my mouth, that was disgusting!" EY finally walks out carrying a mannequin. Jordan attacks Neal at the bell and nails him with elbows. Neal comes back with forearms and then he hits the ropes but Jordan nails him with a clothesline. Jordan throws a few more elbows and then puts the boots to him. Jordan chokes Neal on the mat now and then hits a Snapmare Takeover. Jordan locks Neal in a Chinlock and he starts rubbing on Neal's face. Neal squirms away from only to eat elbows from Jordan. Jordan connects with a Spinning Neckbreaker. EY is actually holding the mannequin up in the corner as Jordan lays in right hands on Neal. Moore comes in and kicks Jordan as he mounted Neal. Neal comes back with a Jawbreaker on Jordan and then both tag out. EY climbs up top with the damn mannequin and throws it at Moore but he ducks out of the way. Young looks shocked and Young says that the mannequin is the legal man. Ink, Inc. then Double Dropkick Jordan into Young knocking Young off the apron! Neal kicks Jordan and then lifts him up on his shoulders and Moore hits the Mooregasm off Neal's back! 1...2...3!
Winners: Ink, Inc. via pinfall (Mooregasm)
After the match Moore picks up one of the mannequins arms and waves goodbye to Young with it.
Back from commercials Ric Flair is in the ring with Kaz, Styles, and Beer Money. Flair asks us if we can smell 'that' and he says it's excitement in the air. Flair says we already know that Flair is a wrestling God but he's also a wrestling genius. Flair says every contract he signs he has a return match clause and next week it will be Jay Lethal vs. Ric Flair in a Street Fight! Flair says Lethal better know that Flair will be ready to bleed, sweat, and pay the price of a lifetime. Flair calls Lethal his "smallest black brother" and then he turns his attention to Fourtune. He welcomes Beer Money Inc. into the group as the final members. He calls them their 'muscle' and then he says they're a handful for the girls after the matches too. Flair hands Roode the microphone and he says it's an honor, but they have to be honest. He says they knew it was only a matter of time before they joined Fourtune. He says how can the greatest faction in the business today go without the greatest tag team in the business today. Roode says tonight will be a huge night for Fourtune because when they beat the Guns for the 3rd time in a Row they will become 4-TIME TNA Tag Team Champions! Flair says it's time to talk about the new Global Champion. Styles tells Kaz to say something. Kaz says what's standing here before you is not some 'silly gang of angry rookies' (shots fired) but they are four season veterans and they just happen to be the very best at what they do. Styles says he couldn't have said it any better himself. Styles says they're the best because Flair deserves the best. Styles says out of the respect that they give Flair he will bring credibility to the Global Championship. Styles says whether it be England, Canada, India, or right here in the States and have a television you know what drives this sport. AJ says the belt he holds is no longer the Global Title and he says that doesn't draw ratings. He says Fourtune draws ratings so therefore this belt is now the Television Title (thank God). AJ says starting next week and every week after that Styles says he will defend that belt at every TV show and every PPV from here on out. He says it starts next week against Rob Terry in a rematch. AJ says that is if Terry can get past Kazarian tonight. Flair says in closing, he tells the girls in the audience they'll be in the hotel tonight and they'll be running all night long. He says 'learn to love it because it's the best thing going today.' They start to leave but Kurt Angle's music cuts Fourtune off!
Angle rises up from underneath the stage and Angle grabs a microphone. Angle says he's glad to hear that AJ will honor that title but it's important for AJ to know that he needs to honor his commitment as well which means AJ is next in line. It's real, it's damn real!
Best of 5 Series Match 3
Steel Cage Match
Beer Money Inc. vs. Motor City Machine Guns
Beer Money is up 2-0 and if they win this match then they win the belts! Beer Money wait right at the door for MCMG to run down but the Guns come out from the crowd and scale up the cage! They climb into the cage and then dive off the top rope with Dual Cross Body Blocks on Beer Money! The Guns beat on Beer Money in opposite corners and then they grab Storm and toss him into the cage! The Guns then grab Roode and throw him into the cage wall! They whip Storm into the ropes and then Shelley hits an Atomic Drop followed by a Basement Dropkick to the knees from Sabin! Shelley rolls over Storm's back grabbing Storm by the head and holding his head up as Shelley hits a Sliding Dropkick to the face of Storm! Sabin then leaps off the back of Shelley with a Dropkick that sends Roode into the cage wall again! Roode is already busted open! Shelley screams at Storm as he nails him forearms and then a spinning back kick. Shelley goes for Sliced Bread but Storm shoves him into the corner. Storm then charges but Shelley hits a back elbow as it's finally broken down to a tag match. Shelley goes for a springboard move in the corner but Roode from the apron crotches Shelley. Storm then hits a Hanging Neckbreaker on Shelley out of the corner. Roode's face is a bloody mess. Storm tags in Roode and then Storm holds Shelley as Roode puts the boots to him. Roode tags Storm right back in and then Beer Money whips Shelley into the corner and then Roode hits a Scoop Slam and Storm hits an Elbow Drop and then a Knee Drop from Roode! 1...2...NO Shelley kicks out. Storm hits a big uppercut on Shelley in the corner and then he tags Roode back in. Good, quick tags from the heels. Roode hits a Snapmare Takeover and then locks in a Headlock. Shelley fights to his feet and hits a series of body shots followed by a spinning heel kick! Both men are down now. Shelley gets to his feet and then tries to leap over Roode to tag in Storm but Roode catches him in midair and then slams him into the corner! Roode picks Shelley up and puts him on the top rope. Roode climbs up top with him and then goes for a Superplex but Shelley blocks it and then grabs Roode by the back of the head and slams him into the cage repeatedly! Shelley then hits a Superana off the top rope! Both guys are down again. Shelley crawls over to Sabin and tags him in as Roode tags in Storm! Storm goes for a Running Clothesline but Sabin ducks it and then hits a Running Forearm! Sabin then hits one on Roode and then another one to Storm! Sabin hits yet another Forearm on Roode and then climbs up top. Sabin connects with a Double Missile Dropkick on both members of Beer Money! Storm goes for a clothesline but Sabin ducks and then lifts Storm up and slams him crotch first into Roode in the corner! He pretty much hangs Storm up in the Tree of Woe in the corner but Roode is stuck in between Storm and the turnbuckles as well! Sabin then hits a Running Mafia Kick to the face of Roode! He then hits the Hesitation Dropkick on Storm! Sabin grabs Storm and hits a Tornado DDT actually using Roode to catapult himself up into the air! 1...2...NO Roode breaks it up! Shelley comes over and nails Roode with an Enziguri! Shelley then goes for Sliced Bread again but this time Roode blocks it and sits Shelley on the top rope. Roode then nails a charging Sabin with a disgusting Lariat! Roode is really bloody right now. Roode climbs up top with Shelley but Shelley hits him with a series of elbows to the top of the head and then he ducks a clothesline attempt from Roode and slams Roode HARD into the cage Flatliner style! Shelley then dives off top with a Diving Double Foot Stomp on Roode! I think Shelley just channeled Low-Ki with that one! Shelley whips Sabin into a Forearm Smash on Storm in the corner and then Shelley leaps off of Sabin's back with a Flying Forearm on Storm of his own! Sabin then leaps off of Shelley's back with a Flying Back Elbow attempt but Storm gets out of the way and then hits the 8 Second Ride on Shelley! We haven't seen that move in awhile! Storm charges at Sabin in the corner but Storm catches his foot. Sabin uses the other foot to kick Storm in the face with an Enziguri! Roode charges at Sabin now but Sabin gets both boots up. Sabin climbs up top and goes for a Diving Hurricanrana but Roode blocks it and then Powerbombs Sabin into the damn side of the cage! Roode holds onto Sabin and then drops him down into the Backstabber from Storm! Oh my Jesus what a sequence! 1...2...NO Sabin kicks out! Roode and Storm start climbing up the cage but Shelley stops them both and then climbs up top with both of them. Shelley kicks Roode's legs out from under him crotching Roode on the top rope and then he headbutts Storm and actually Super Jawbreakers Storm off the top rope! Sabin climbs all the way up to the top of the cage but instead of escaping the cage he dives off the top with an absolutely insane Cross Body onto both members of Beer Money and the fans are going freaking nuts right now! Sabin picks Roode up for the Neckbreaker/Frog Splash combo as Storm picks up a beer bottle. He swings it at Sabin but this time Sabin gets out of the way and Storm nails Roode with it! Sabin then grabs Storm and they hit the Neckbreaker/Frog Splash combo on HIM! 1...2...3 and the Guns are on the board! It's now Beer Money with the 2-1 lead. I'm exhausted just watching that!
Winners: Machine Guns via pinfall (Neckbreaker/Frog Splash)
Mr. Anderson's music hits but it's Matt Morgan on the entrance ramp mocking him. Matt Morgan calls for Anderson's microphone to lower it but they don't drop it down until about the third time he asks for it. Morgan mockingly does Anderson's entrance replacing all of Anderson's stats with his own embellished ones. He even mocks Anderson's heavy breathing that he sometimes does. Mr. Anderson's music hits again and then the lights go out.
The spotlight reveals the real Anderson on the ramp and Morgan looks pissed that he's been interrupted. Another microphone lowers down to Anderson and he says "you see how easy that was." He lets the microphone go and then calls for it again. Anderson says he's going to come to the ring and 'get a little closer.' Anderson walks down to the ring and Morgan tells him to relax. Morgan asks Anderson if he finds it a little bit ironic that this microphone is the very thing that left Anderson in a pool of his own blood. Anderson doesn't say anything and Morgan shockingly says "the resident loudmouth of TNA doesn't have anything to say!" Morgan says he can see it in Anderson's eyes that he wants to hit Morgan and then he says he'll stick his jaw out for Anderson and he can hit him in the face right now for free but they both know Kenny is too scared. Morgan tells Anderson to 'nut up' and pop him one. Anderson kisses his fist and then drops down on his knees and punches Morgan right square in the nuts! Anderson then nails Morgan in the face with repeated right hands! Anderson mocks Morgan in his face so Morgan grabs Anderson by the head, he palms the dudes head like a basketball! Morgan then chokes Anderson and puts the boots to him. Morgan then grabs the microphone and uses the chord to choke Anderson with it. Jeff Hardy's music hits and Jeff runs out to make the save!
Jeff nails Morgan and stomps on him! Hardy chokes Morgan with his boot and then Anderson joins in on the fun. Finally security runs out to pull Hardy and Anderson off. One of them actually tosses Hardy out of the ring while the other shoves Anderson into the corner. They have to hold Anderson back and while they're holding him Morgan decks Anderson! Hardy slides back into the ring and hits Morgan from behind! The Security guys then grab Hardy and fling him into the corner. They pretty much manhandle Hardy and Anderson and finally D-Lo Brown, Al Snow, and Simon Diamond run out to calm everybody down. Al Snow and D-Lo scream at the security guys and asks them what the hell they're doing. D-Lo screams at them to 'never cross that line again.'
Back from commercials replays of D-Lo arguing with the security guys is shown. We then cut to Christy Hemme with Anderson and Hardy. She asks them what just happened and Anderson says there was a couple of security guys that have been training for about 10 years to get in the wrestling business but they had to settle for TNA security, but tonight they decided they wanted to get themselves seen. Anderson says congratulations because tonight they get to face Jeff Hardy and Anderson in a tag match! Oh God, I'm having horrible flashbacks of Redshirt Security from back in the Asylum Days. Anderson tells them to make sure to bring that "7 foot goof" with them.
Kazarian w/AJ Styles vs. "The Freak" Rob Terry
Referee Andrew Thomas sends AJ Styles to the back before the match even starts. Terry argues with AJ as he walks up the ramp which allows Kaz to dropkick him in the back. Kaz then nails Terry with a series of forearms and then another dropkick. Terry never goes down and then he goes or a clothesline but Kaz ducks and then dives at Terry but Terry catches him in midair and hits a the Freakbuster! 1...2...3 and you have got to be sh*tting me?! Way to put over that new group there TNA. Just horrible.
Winner: Terry via pinfall (Freakbuster)
3-on-2 Handicap Match
Matt Morgan, Murphy, & Gunner vs. Enigmatic Assholes
("Charismatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy & Mr. Anderson)
Murphy and Gunner are two big guys and I'm guessing this is Redshirt Security 2.0? So Gunner is the guy with all the tattoos and the other one is Murphy. Morgan will start the match off against Anderson. Before they lockup Morgan turns around and tags Murphy in. Murphy then turns around and tags in Gunner. They lockup and Anderson gets him in a side headlock. Gunner shoves him off but Anderson hits a shoulder block. Anderson hits the ropes again and Gunner goes for a hip toss but Anderson blocks it and then counters into a Swinging Neckbreaker. 1...2...NO Gunner kicks out. Anderson locks Gunner in a headlock and then but Gunner reverse into one of his own and then tags in Murphy. Murphy beats on Anderson and then puts the boots to him in the corner. Murphy hits a series of shoulder blocks but when he went for the third Anderson avoided it and then rolled Murphy up! 1...2...NO he kicks out! Anderson locks Murphy in a headlock and then tags Hardy in. they whip Murphy into the corner and then Hardy leaps off of Anderson's back with a Poetry In Motion but Murphy sloppily nails him in midair with a clothesline. Murphy tags Gunner back in and then drags Hardy to the heel corner. Gunner grabs Hardy but Hardy kicks him in and then goes for the Twist of Fate out of nowhere, but Gunner blocks it and shoves Hardy into the corner. Gunner charges but Hardy hits a back elbow and then flies off the top with the Whisper In The Wind! 1...2...NO Gunner kicks out! Anderson tags back in and then attempts to whip Gunner into the ropes but he reverses it and Murphy grabs Anderson from the apron and knocks him down. He actually almost missed Anderson completely. Murphy then grabs Anderson but Hardy knocks him off the apron. Gunner beats on Anderson and then we see Morgan walking up the ramp leaving the security guys to fend for themselves. Hardy tags himself in as Anderson hits the Mic Check on Gunner. Hardy comes off the top with the Swanton Bomb. 1...2...3 and this completely pointless match is over.
Winners: Hardy & Anderson via pinfall (Swanton Bomb)
Christy Hemme approaches Hogan about the big announcement for later. Hogan says the fans are going to freak out when they find out but then he says he has a meeting in New York but he'll have a lot to say next week.
We cut to the ring where Eric Bischoff is standing with Miss Tessmacher. Bischoff says he wants everybody to take out a pen and then pulls one out of Tessmacher's cleavage and says on August 12th 9 p.m. (eastern) we will see something we've never seen before. He says we'll see it because Dixie Carter motivated him. Bischoff puts over HardCORE Justice and admits that he was wrong in firing Mick Foley but what inspired him is that if Dixie Carter can give back to the fans then so can Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff. Dixie says they talked to SpikeTV and told them they need to raise the bar and SpikeTV said let's give them PPV-quality action on Impact. Before Bischoff can say anything else Abyss' music hits and he interrupts Bischoff.
Abyss gets into the ring with Janice. Abyss snatches the microphone from Bischoff and he says that he just got done speaking to 'them' and 'they' want Abyss to make the Main Event for that night. He says they have given him the blueprint and it involved Abyss, a 15 foot ladder, RVD, and Janice! Abyss says they'll hang Janice 15 feet from the ceiling and Abyss and RVD will have the most extreme match ever. In the end, Abyss will climb the ladder and he'll grab Janice and rip the fresh off of RVD' a**! Abyss says that they told him that Bischoff was the only one that could make this happen. He tells Abyss to make it happen or does he want the wrath of Janice. Bischoff agrees and says he'll make it happen. Abyss says Bischoff chose wisely. Abyss then starts to walk off but stops and turns around. Abyss says Bischoff is okay with him but Janice doesn't forget a few weeks ago when Bischoff "b*tch slapped" him so Janice wants to show Bischoff what a real b*tch is. Abyss threatens Bischoff with the 2x4 but RVD's music cuts him off and RVD throws the chair at Abyss! RVD then hits a Flying Back Kick off the top! RVD then puts the boots to Abyss in the corner and chokes him. RVD picks up the chair and hits the Sliding Dropkick into the chair right into Abyss' face! Abyss rolls out of the ring and then RVD hits a Sliding Dropkick through the ropes on Abyss. RVD then climbs up top and goes for a Diving Plancha but Abyss moves and RVD hits the guardrail HARD! Abyss then chases Dixie away from the front row and points at her. Abyss puts the boots to RVD but D-Lo Brown, Al Snow, and Simon Diamond run out with chairs and get in between Abyss and RVD. Al Snow then slides into the ring and grabs Janice and leaves out with it. Tommy Dreamer's music then hits and the Main Event is on!
Tommy Dreamer vs. "The Monster" Abyss
Wow, Dreamer is actually wearing wrestling gear. Snow hands Dreamer Janice!
Back from the break and weapons are already scattered in the ring and Dreamer nails Abyss with a trashcan lid as I'm still in shock that Dreamer is actually wearing ring gear. He's wrestled in a t-shirt and sweat pants for like 15 years. Dreamer whacks Abyss with the trashcan lid repeatedly but then Abyss picks Tommy up and drops him crotch-first onto the guardrail! Abyss rolls Dreamer into the ring and then picks up a chair and sets it up in the corner. Abyss turns around and eats a trashcan from Dreamer! Dreamer nails Abyss with it again and then stacks the trashcan next to another one. Dreamer grabs Abyss but Abyss nails Dreamer with a right hand and then Sidewalk Slams Dreamer into the trashcans! The first trashcan got completely obliterated. Abyss picks up a cookie sheet and nails Dreamer with it and then picks up the kendo stick as Tenay says that Match 4 in the Best of 5 Series will be Ultimate X! Abyss lays into Dreamer with the kendo stick and then he puts Dreamer in a chinlock. Dreamer pokes Abyss in the eyes and then hits the ropes but Abyss grabs by the throat and goes for a Chokeslam. Dreamer counters it with back elbows to the head and then Dreamer hits the ropes and hits a cross body. Dreamer is moving pretty damn well for a guy with a torn MCL. Dreamer hits a big clothesline and gets a nearfall. Dreamer charges Abyss in the corner but Abyss hits a back elbow and then throws Dreamer into the chair he set up earlier. Abyss grabs the chair and then lays it on top of Dreamer and climbs up top. Dreamer crotches Abyss and then hangs him up in the tree of woe! Dreamer hits Abyss in the nuts with the kendo stick and then he puts the trashcan in front of Abyss' face and hits the sliding dropkick into the trashcan! Dreamer goes to the outside and pulls a board wrapped in barbed wire out from under the ring! Dreamer hits Abyss with the kendo stick again and then tries to pick Abyss up for a DVD but his knee gives out and Abyss follows it up by kicking Dreamer in the knee. Abyss grabs Tommy for a Chokeslam but Abyss blocks it and then Dreamer attempts to DDT Abyss onto the barbed wire board, but Abyss counters into a Shortarm Clothesline! Abyss finds Janice at ringside and slides back into the ring and he points at Dreamer. He then swings it at Dreamer but Dreamer ducks and the board gets stuck in the top turnbuckle. Dreamer then rolls Abyss up! 1...2...NO Abyss kicks out! Dreamer picks Janice up and sets it up in the corner and then whips Abyss into the corner but Abyss stops before he hits Janice. Dreamer then charges at Abyss with a trashcan but Abyss punches it into Dreamer's face! Abyss then Chokeslams Dreamer into the barbed wire board! Oh God that is just flat out disgusting. 1...2...3 and hell yes it's over.
Winner: Abyss via pinfall (Chokeslam)
You can see the barbed wire sticking to Dreamer's shirt as he tries to get off, that is not even cool. Abyss picks up Janice but Raven's music hits and he runs out with a chair! Raven fends off Abyss but thent urns around and nails Dreamer with the chair! Raven then Evenflow DDT's Dreamer onto the chair and he screams something into Dreamer's ear as Abyss looks on surprisingly. I think Raven then actually licks Dreamer and screams "how do you like that Tommy". Yeah, Raven still freaks me out.
John Cena is out to kick off the show. He talked about how The Nexus domminated Raw for weeks on end and how that will end once his team takes them out at Summerslam. Chris Jericho comes out and said he takes offense to Cena calling it "his" team. He said he isn't Cena's friend and is only on this team because he wants to get back at Wade Barrett and Nexus for what they did to him. Cena smacked the mic out of Jericho's hand and told him to stop it. He put over how important Jericho was to the team. Jericho tells him to never slap a mic out of his hand ever again. He berates Cena saying they will all follow his rules at Summerslam. We get the email noise and the Raw GM wants to weigh in. The GM books Cena and Jericho in a tag team match tonight against two opponents to be named later. Also confirmed is that the big 7-on-7 tag team match at Summerslam will now be an elimination match. Cole reading the email concluded, "And if you're not down with that, we've got two words for ya..."
We see highlights from last week of The Miz trying to cash in his "Money in the Bank" briefcase against Sheamus, but R-Truth breaking it up when he came out to confront Miz.
Back live, WWE Champion Sheamus is on his way out and takes a seat next to Lawler and Cole.
Randy Orton def. Jey Uso. Orton beat Uso with an RKO in a short match.
After the match, Sheamus ran in and ended up kicking Jimmy Uso (who was at ringside) with a big kick to the face. Orton then hit Sheamus with an RKO. The Miz's music hit and he ran out trying to cash in his "Money in the Bank" briefcase for a second week in a row. Orton then rolled back in and gave Miz an RKO to break it up.
Backstage, Edge runs down The Great Khali to Ted DiBiase and Maryse saying he shouldn't be on the team at Summerslam. As he walks away, we see Ranjin Singh listening on in the background.
Back live, The Miz and Sheamus are arguing. We get the email noise and we need to excuse Michael Cole. The Raw GM has found the team that will challenge John Cena and Chris Jericho tonight - WWE Champion Sheamus and WWE United States Champion The Miz.
Summerslam Recall: From 1988 when The Ultimate Warrior defeated The Honky Tonk Man to become the new WWF Intercontinental Champion.
Backstage, The Great Khali walks in Edge's room with Rajin Singh. Singh said he told Khali what he said earlier. Edge said that is crazy as he respects Khali. Khali challenges Edge to a match tonight. Edge says he will only accept under one rule: if he beats Khali then Khali is off the team at Summerslam.
Edge vs. The Great Khali ended in a no contest. The stipulation was that if Khali lost then he was off the seven man team at Summerslam against The Nexus. Halfway through the match, The Nexus walked down. Both Edge and Ranjin Singh bailed. Nexus surrounded the ring and then surrounded Khali in the middle of the ring. Khali stared them all down. The Nexus then backed off and allowed Khali to leave the ring.
The Nexus def. Team Raw (Mark Henry, Goldust, David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, Evan Bourne, Yoshi Tatsu & Jerry "The King" Lawler) in a 7-on-7 elimination match. This is a preview of the tag team match at Summerslam. Yoshi Tatsu was eliminated first by Michael Tarver hitting a big snap powerslam. Jerry Lawler was eliminated during the break when Lawler by Heath Slater when Lawler missed his top rope right hand and Slater hit Lawler with a reverse neckbreaker. David Hart Smith was eliminated third by Heath Slater when Slater hit his reverse jumping neckbreaker. Goldust was eliminated fourth by David Otunga following a spinebuster. Goldust looked like he tweaked his hip or knee while wrestling with Slater. Mark Henry was eliminated fifth by Skip Sheffield following his stiff clothesline. It is now 7 on 2. Tyson Kidd was out next and was eliminated by Darren Young (which was set up for him by Sheffield). The only one left was Evan Bourne as Wade Barrett walked in. Nexus was too much as Bourne was eliminated last to get the clean sweep as Cole described it when Barrett hit his finisher.
After the match, The Nexus took turns beating up Evan Bourne some more. Barrett took the mic and said the cracks are already starting to show with John Cena's team due to all the massive egos. He assured everyone those cracks will destroy the very foundation of that team at Summerslam. Skip Sheffield says no one on Cena's team will sacrifice themselves as they would do in The Nexus. He said they are unbreakable. Michael Tarver said Summerslam will be no different from what they did tonight. He hopes they leave John Cena last at Summerslam so they can take their time.
Backstage, Sheamus confronted The Miz about what he tried to the last two weeks in cashing in his "Money in the Bank" briefcase. Sheamus said Miz will never complete his goal of beating him for the WWE Championship and said he can beat Miz whenever he wants. Miz says how about tonight after they beat Cena and Jericho. Sheamus slaps Miz's briefcase away and said this is a warning to stop trying to push him.
WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox w/ Jillian Hall def. Brie Bella w/ Nikki Bella. Fox got the win over Brie with the axe kick. Before the finish, Jillian prevented The Bella's from doing the switcharoo at ringside. After the match, Jillian congratulated Fox on her win and wanted to sing her a song in celebration. Fox kicked Jillian and gave her an axe kick to the delight of the crowd in San Antonio.
Ted DiBiase w/ Maryse def. John Morrison. R-Truth joined Cole and Lawler on commentary at ringside during the match. The finish saw Maryse distract Morrison allowing DiBiase to get a roll up. DiBiase tried using the ropes during the pin, but Truth broke it up. Morrison accidentally took out Truth when DiBiase gave him a drop toe hold into the ropes and then got the rollup for the win.
After the match, John Morrison and R-Truth. Truth tried to apologize and Morrison was upset. The arguing between the two continued on the ramp as we saw a shot backstage of a worried John Cena.
A promo for the Wrestlemania 26 special on NBC airing Saturday, August 7 at 9:00 p.m. ET (8:00 p.m. CT) is shown.
Backstage, Josh Mathews asked Randy Orton if he gave Miz an RKO tonight so he could face Sheamus at Summerslam instead for the WWE Championship. Orton said if you watched closely he gave Sheamus an RKO as well and the message is this: no matter who it is, someone is getting an RKO at Summerslam and he is walking out champion.
WWE Champion Sheamus & WWE United States Champion The Miz def. John Cena & Chris Jericho. When the match started, both teams were arguing about who would start first. The teams eventually started to work together. Both Miz and Sheamus kept up the quick tags to stay on Jericho and keep him grounded. Cena eventually got the hot tag and took out Sheamus with a five knuckle shuffle. Jericho then gave Cena a Codebreaker, Miz tagged himself in and pinned Cena for the win.
After the match, Jericho returned to the ring and applied the Walls of Jericho on Cena. Cena countered out and applied the STF on Jericho who started tapping out. The Great Khali walked down and told them to stop fighting. Edge hit the ring and gave Khali a spear. Morrison and R-Truth are now in. Morrison and Truth started shoving each other. Everyone on the team started arguing. Khali hit a chop on Morrison and Edge. The show went off the air with Jericho yelling at everyone
Tonight's Impact kicks off with a video package showing images of Abyss mixed in with the ECW guys and Abyss' voice over talking about 'them' not being happy. We then see footage of the brawl last week and Dixie's "I invited them" revelation.
We cut to a shot of Dixie Carter arriving to the Impact Zone "earlier today" and tonight she will explain her invitation to the extreme stars. The Impact intro then hits.
Tenay hypes up the card for tonight which will feature Hernandez facing off against Kurt Angle one-on-one for the very first time, plus Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe (also first time ever), as well as Dixie explaining herself. We're going to kick off tonight's show with a title match!
TNA Global Championship
"The Phenomenal" AJ Styles (6) w/Kazarian vs. "The Freak" Rob Terry (c)
AJ Styles actually held this belt when it was known as the Legends Championship. AJ is accompanied to the ring by his Fourtune brother, Kazarian, but no sign of Ric Flair yet. Terry has held this belt since January 27th making him the longest reigning Global Champion (or Legends Champion). Taz mentions that AJ Styles was the longest reigning TNA World Heavyweight Champion ever while Tenay mentions that AJ is the only Grand Slam Champion in TNA's history (holding every belt in TNA that he's eligible for). Terry and AJ circle each other and then AJ throws a punch at the body of Terry but shakes his hand in pain as Terry smiles and brushes his abs off. They circle again and AJ lights Terry up with a stiff leg kick and he's really proud of himself. AJ taunts Terry and eats a big shot to the back for his troubles. Terry grabs AJ and throws him into the corner and nails AJ with a Shoulder Block and then he Biel Throws AJ across the ring! AJ tries to crawl out of the ring but Terry grabs his feet. So AJ grabs Kazarian's arms and Terry pulls them both in the ring (actually Kaz was only about halfway in when he let go). Terry tosses AJ into the corner again and then he goes for a Splash but AJ gets his boots up. AJ goes for the Springboard Forearm but Terry catches him in midair in a Gorilla Press! Terry actually presses AJ repeatedly over his head before tossing him clear across the ring. Terry goes for a Chokeslam but AJ counters with a punch to the face as Terry picked him up and then AJ nails him with a Leaping Enziguri to the back of the head, but Terry still doesn't go down. AJ turns around and eats a Spinning Heel Kick from Terry! Terry covers AJ but Kazarian distracts the referee! Terry chases Kaz off the apron and then Kaz gets back up on the apron as Terry turned around. Terry turns around quickly and blasts Kaz in the face knocking him off the apron! AJ grabs Terry and rolls him up! 1...2...NO Terry kicks out! AJ rolls out to the apron but Terry grabs him and goes for a Vertical Suplex back into the ring. AJ counters it into a Lateral Press as Kaz grabbed Terry's boot! Kaz holds onto Terry's boot as the referee goes for the count! 1...2...3 and AJ wins the belt! AJ is the only 2-time Champion!
Winner & NEW Global Champ: Styles via pinfall (lateral press)
Tenay and Taz discuss the ECW guys invasion and Taz swears that he had no idea that Dixie had invited the former ECW guys. They then talk about Mick Foley's involvement and his return last week.
In the back Sarita and Madison are laughing about what Sarita did to Taylor. Madison then talks about Velvet when Velvet and Lacey walk in as she's talking about Velvet's body. Velvet tells Madison that if she has something to say to her then she needs to say it to her face. Velvet then tells Sarita that she needs to keep "that helmet on that big a** head of yours" implying that Sarita is the mystery woman. Madison says she's not afraid to say anything to Velvet's face and everything will be made right when she's handed back her title tonight. Lacey is unsuccessfully trying to keep the peace.
Back from the break we get a shot of "moments ago" where Dixie Carter is trying to find out what happened with the TNA Agents getting involved in the brawl last week. Dixie is pissed about Al Snow and Pat Kenney (Simon Diamond) punching TNA stars and even a referee. Al Snow, in his defense, says that they didn't know what was going on. Dixie says they are management and they are supposed to break things up. Kenney sees the camera and slams the door but we can still hear Dixie giving it to those guys.
Knockouts Tag Team Match
Angelina Love & Taylor Wilde vs. Madison Rayne & Sarita
Damn, Taylor looks good. Sarita mocks Taylor the whole time they come down to the ring. Earl Hebner grabs a microphone before the match and says that the TNA Board of Directors has instructed him to say that they have found no proof that the woman that attacked her at Victory Road was a member of the Beautiful People (Velvet or Lacey). Therefore, Angelina must surrender the title. Damn that's the second time she's lost the belt without getting pinned (which seems to be a very bad trend in the Knockouts division lately). Angelina hands over the belt and then blasts Madison! Taylor jumps Sarita and the match is on! Madison comes back with a knee to the gut on Angelin and Sarita comes back on Taylor. Sarita holds Taylor for Madison to throw Angelina into her, but Taylor gets out of the way and Angelina nails Sarita sending Sarita through the ropes to the floor! Angelina and Taylor then kick Madison and hit her with a Double Suplex. Angelina follows up with a Running Clothesline on Madison but Madison is able to roll over and tag Sarita in. Sarita eats a kick to the gut as she comes in. Angelina then attempts to whip Sarita into the ropes but Sarita reverses it only to have Angelina hit a Spear! Angelina grabs Sarita and tags in Taylor. Taylor goes for a Running Clothesline but Sarita counters it into a sweep. Sarita then mocks Taylor and puts the boots to her. Sarita hits a nasty Knee Strike and then she attempts to whip Taylor into the ropes but Taylor reverses into a forearm to the face of Sarita! Taylor chops Sarita and then goes for a clothesline but Sarita ducks and hits a huge Belly-to-Back Suplex! Sarita tags in Madison and she runs in but stops as Taylor reaches up and tags in Angelina! Madison tries to run away but Angelina grabs her by the hair and slams her to the mat. Angelina slams her to the mat again and then hits a Flying Forearm. Angelina grabs Madison and hits a Front Slam but Sarita hits her from behind before she can follow up. Taylor then hits Sarita with a Forearm! Sarita and Taylor brawl out to the floor as Madison sets up for the Ray ne Drop, but Angelina reverse it into the Lights Out! 1...2...3 and she gets the win!
Winners: Love & Wilde via pinfall (Lights Out)
The mystery woman drives her motorcycle down to the ring so we know it's definitely not Sarita. Velvet and Lacey then walk out onto the ramp trying to figure out who it is. In the ring Sarita and Madison attack Angelina and Taylor from behind and then the mystery woman comes in and helps them put the beatdown on the babyfaces. The referee hands Madison her belt back and then Madison, Sarita, and the mystery woman walk over to the motorcycle. Madison screams at Lacey and Velvet to come with them. Lacey leaves with them! Velvet is pissed that Lacey left with them as she's left on the ramp alone. Velvet and Angelina then make eye contact with each other.
Back from commercials we see Dreamer (limping), Rhino, Raven, Richards, and Foley arriving to the arena earlier today.
"Olympic Hero" Kurt Angle (
vs. "Super Mex" Hernandez (7)
This is another first time ever matchup and it pits the #7 contender Hernandez against the #8 contender Kurt Angle. Just a reminder, technically Hernandez still has a guaranteed Title shot in his back pocket (though I doubt TNA will ever mention it again). Hernandez and Angel circle each other and then they lockup and Hernandez powers Angle into the corner. Hernandez releases Angle and then they circle each other again. Angel shoots in and gets a takedown on Hernandez. Angle then transitions into a Front Chancery. Hernandez fights up to his feet and Hernandez forces Angle into the corner again. Hernandez releases it but then eats a nasty European Uppercut from Angle followed by another! Angle hits a third one but that just seems to wake Hernandez up as he comes to life and levels Angle with a Forearm Smash! Hernandez then charges Angle but Angle backdrops him over the top rope. Hernandez lands on the apron and then hits a shoulderblock through the ropes. Hernandez follows up with the Slingshot Shoulder Block! Hernandez grabs Angle but Angle comes out of nowhere with a series of right hands. Angle then comes off the ropes but east a big shoulder block from Hernandez. Hernandez grabs Angle and locks him in an Overhead Gutwrench Rack! Hernandez then drops it into a Backbreaker! 1...2...NO Angle kicks out! Hernandez picks Angle up but again Angle answers with a series of right hands on Hernandez. Angle then whips Hernandez into the corner and charges in with a stiff Running Clothesline! Hernandez drops down in the corner in a heap. Angle goes to pick him up but Hernandez kicks him in the gut and then grabs the top rope and pulls himself up onto the top rope! Angle then leaps up quickly to the top but Hernandez just shoves him off! Hernandez sets up for a Splash but again Angle gets to the top quick as hell and hits the Bell-to-Belly Superplex! 1....2...NO Hernandez kicks out! That move looked really good. Both men fight to their feet and Hernandez gets there first so he goes for a clothesline, but Angle ducks and hits the German Suplex! Angle rolls over and connects with a 2nd one and then a third! Angle holds on and hits a fourth German! 1...2...NO Hernandez kicks out again! Angle gets to his feet and goes for the Angle Slam but Hernandez blocks it and then connects with a gorgeous looking Overhead Gutwrench Slam! 1...2...NO Angle kicks out! Hernandez grabs Angle and sets up for the Border Toss but Angle blocks it and then hits the Angle Slam! 1...2...NO Hernandez still kicks out as the fans are rocking now! Angle can't believe that Hernandez kicked out and then he begins climbing to the top. Angle goes for the Moonsault but Hernandez rolls out of the way! Hernandez then levels Angle with the Running Shoulder Block! Hernandez grabs Angle and goes for the Delayed Vertical Suplex but Hernandez seems to have held Angle up there for a hair too long, as Angle was able reverse into a rollup and Angle grabs the ankle and locks in the Ankle Lock! Angle scissors the legs and lays back and starts twisting that ankle! Hernandez kicks out! Excellent match.
Winner: Angle via submission (Ankle Lock)
Kevin Nash's music hits interrupting Angle's celebration. Angle and Nash actually hug as they pass by each other on the ramp. Nash grabs the microphone and calls Jarrett out saying he'd like to talk to Jeff tonight.
Nash says the more he thought about what went down between he and Jeff last week the more he feels that something wasn't right. Nash puts over how great Jeff is and he says he almost had Nash convinced that it was Sting that "left the log in the punch bowl." Nash says he's known Sting for 20 years and that Sting used to let him stay in a roll away bed in his room when Nash first broke into the business because Nash was dead broke and Sting was making big money. Nash says he's not sure it was Sting that "left the log in the punch bowl" but it was actually Jeff. Nash asks Jeff if he ate a lot of almonds (that's just weird). Nash says he can deal with that but there is a lot of young guys in the back that look to Jeff as a leader and they are the victims. Jeff says he has absolutely no idea what Nash is talking about and says he knows the fans are buying what Nash is saying. Jeff says it was Nash who screwed Hulk and Eric when he did the 'end around' to get Hall and Waltman their jobs. Jeff says he used deceit to hurt the company. Jeff says Nash can 'spin his tale' anyway he wants but he knows Nash and it's been well documented what Nash has down over the years. Nash tells Jeff to kill the history lesson and says he's already came to his conclusion but he has a question for Jeff. He asks Jeff what those 3 little daughters of Jeff will think when they grow up and realize that their father was nothing but a selfish prick. He tells Jeff to juggle with that in his sleep and then walks out.
In the back Dixie Carter is pacing back and forth when Kurt Angle walks up. He asks what's going on and she says she knows what it looks like but he has to trust her. Angle says he hopes she knows what she's getting into because "these guys have a reputation." Dixie says it's different but she needs Kurt to trust her. Kurt says he trusts her and then walks off.
Up next is Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe!
"Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe (4) vs. "Charismatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy (2)
This is not only a first time matchup between two former World Champions but it also puts two guys both Ranked in the Top 5. Tenay says that we saw a "wrestling purists dream match" a few weeks ago when Joe and RVD tore the house down on Impact. Jeff and Joe circle each other but then Jeff decides to stall as he rolls out to the floor and slaps hands with the fans. Eric Bischoff is on the phone with Tenay and Taz as supposedly he's off on business. He talks about the ECW invasion and how he and Hulk support anything that Dixie does. Jeff rolls back into the ring and they look to be about to lockup but Joe kicks the crap out of Jeff with a leg kick. Joe then beats on Jeff in the corner with jabs and kicks. Joe then grabs Jeff and tosses him over the top rope to the floor! Joe slams Jeff into the apron and then slams him into the ring steps. Jeff comes back with a kick to the gut on Joe and then slams him into the ring steps and then the ring post. Jeff rolls Joe back into the ring and mounts Joe in the corner and reigns down right hands. Jeff then puts the boots to Joe and hits a Snapmare Takeover and locks in a rear chinlock. Joe gets to his feet and breaks the hold with a Jawbreaker! Joe grabs Hardy and hits a Snapmare and then he slaps Jeff in the back and kicks him in the front! Joe follows up with the Knee Drop. Joe stares out at the crowd and smiles and then he picks Jeff up but Jeff comes alive as he hits Joe with right hand after right hand. Jeff then attempts to whip Joe into the corner Joe reverses it and then charges. Jeff floats up and over a charging Joe but as he lands Joe kills him with a Superkick! Joe looks at the prone body of Jeff Hardy and then grabs him and slams his elbow into the top of Jeff's head. Joe grabs Jeff and lights him up with chops in the corner. Joe then whips Jeff into the corner and hits a Running Back Elbow followed by the Leaping Enziguri! Joe poses as he seems to be just toying with Jeff now. Joe finally covers him and gets a nearfall. Joe picks up Hardy but Jeff comes back with elbows and right hands. Jeff then hits the ropes but Joe catches him with the Snap Powerslam out of nowhere! 1...2...NO Jeff kicks out and Joe can't believe it! Dueling "Lets go Hardy, Lets go Joe" chants start up now. Joe hits a series of jabs on Hardy and then he chops him. Joe flicks off the referee and then he attempts to whip Jeff into the ropes but Jeff reveres it into a clothesline! Jeff follows up with a forearm and then another forearm smash. Jeff hits a Leaping Mule Kick and then a Running Clothesline in the corner! Jeff follows up with the Hardyac Arrest in the corner! 1...2...NO Joe kicks out! Jeff hits a Sleeper Slam on Joe! 1...2...NO Joe kicks out again! Jeff grabs Joe but Joe slaps his arms away and Flair Chops him. Joe then whips Hardy into the corner and charges in but Jeff nails him with a back elbow. Jeff climbs up top and dives off but Hardy catches him in midair with an Atomic Drop! Joe then hits a Running Mafia Kick followed by the Senton Backsplash! 1...2...NO Hardy kicks out yet again! Joe grabs Hardy and hits a big Powerbomb! 1...2...NO Jeff kicks out and Joe rolls over into the STF! Damn that is nice! Hardy fights the hold but Joe just transitions into a Crossface! Joe pulls back on Hardy's head but Hardy is able to slide backwards using his legs to get to the ropes and break the hold. Joe poses again kind of taunting the fans. Joe picks Jeff up and nails him with a series of forearms and then he whips Jeff into the ropes. Joe goes to lift Hardy up onto his shoulders but Jeff blocks it and then goes for the Twist of Fate! Joe counters into the Coquina Clutch! Jeff charges to the corner and using his momentum to send Joe headfirst into the top turnbuckle! Jeff then springs to the top and hit's the Whisper In The Wind! Both men are down now! The referee does the double count and gets all the way to 7 as both men get to their feet and JB says that there is under 30 minutes remaining in the time limit. As both men get up they exchange right hands and then they start going at it hard on each other with rights and they even brawl onto the mat as the bell rings.
Winner: TIME LIMIT DRAW
Joe and Jeff Hardy are both frustrated by the draw after the match. Joe grabs the referee as the fans chant "let them fight." Jeff jumps Joe! They're brawling again! The referee seperates them as more referees come in to keep the peace.
In the back Jeff talks to Dixie and tells her that Nash is going down the same road as Sting, but she stops him and says she needs his help with something else tonight. She says she saw disappointment in the boys eyes last week and she needs his help to make the boys know that this is not something that is a bad thing.
"The Blueprint" Matt Morgan vs. Mr. Anderson (3)
This match stems from Anderson saving The Pope from Morgan's attack last week. Anderson gets on the mic and calls himself the 'Head A**hole in Charge' and gets the fans hyped up. Anderson rolls Morgan up immediately as the bell rings but only gets a one count. Anderson then hits an Oklahoma Sideroll and gets another nearfall. Anderson then locks in a Side Headlock but Morgan shoves him into the corner. Morgan then nails Anderson with a back elbow and follows up by putting the boots to him. Morgan then chokes Anderson with his boot and then nails him with the repeated Back Elbows in the corner. Morgan follows up with a Corner Splash and then a Sidewalk Slam for a nearfall of his own. Anderson comes back with body shots and right hands on Morgan but Morgan comes right back with a big knee. Morgan then goes for a clothesline, but Anderson ducks and then goes for a Cross Body off the ropes. Morgan catches him in midair and hits the Fall Away Slam. 1...2...NO Anderson kicks out. Morgan hits a Shortarm Clothesline and then he picks Anderson up and hits another Shortarm Clothesline. Morgan picks Anderson up again and then goes for the Discuss Clothesline but Anderson counters into the Mic Check out of nowhere! 1...2...3!
Winner: Anderson via pinfall (Mic Check)
Morgan nails Anderson with the microphone after the match and he is busted open (the hard way). I do believe that was were a fan had jumped into the ring (they did a nice edit where they cut to Tenay & Taz right before Morgan attacks Anderson which supposedly the fan had jumped into the ring right before).
Best of 5 Series Match 2
Falls Count Anywhere Street Fight
Beer Money Inc. vs. Motor City Machine Guns
Storm and Roode are wearing Beer Money t-shirts and jeans tonight. They're here for a fight, not a match. The Guns waste no time as they run down to the ring before Beer Money have both gotten into the ring (Storm was in the ring and Roode was going through the ropes as they ran down). Sabin dives clear over Roode and onto Storm in the ring and Shelley attacks Roode! Sabin and Storm spill out to the floor and brawl around ringside as Shelley tosses Roode through the ropes and onto the stage. Sabin tries to whip Storm into the side of the ramp but Storm reverses it and then Roode hits a Big Boot on Shelley. Storm throws Sabin into the ramp again and then Roode and Storm grab Shelley and try to Double Suplex Shelley off the ramp! Sabin comes over and makes the save by pulling Storm off the ramp and slamming him into it! Shelley then tosses Roode into the ropes and chops him. Shelley then whips Sabin into a Flying Forearm on Roode (as he is being held up by the ropes). Sabin drops down on all fours and Shelley dives off his back with a Flying Forearm of his own. Shelley drops down on all fours now and Sabin dives off with a Flying Back Elbow! Sabin then kicks Storm as Storm tried to climb up the ramp. Sabin runs all the way to the other end of the ramp and takes off running and hits the nasty Hesitation Dropkick to the face of Roode as Shelley held him! Roode rolls off the ramp but he isn't safe as Shelley dives off the ramp with a Diving Double Foot Stomp! Shelley covers Roode and gets a nearfall on the outside. Roode comes back with a knee to the gut on Shelley as Storm is beating on Sabin on the other side. Roode swings a chair at Shelley but he ducks and Roode hits the ring post with it. Shelley then dives off the apron with a Diving Knee Strike! Storm pulls out a garbage can and tosses it into the ring. Sabin rolls in as Shelley does as well and he dives off of Shelley's back with a dropkick knocking Storm off the apron into the guardrail! Shelley stands on the middle rope with his legs spread and Sabin dives through his legs with a Suicide Dive attempt on Roode but Roode holds up the chair and Sabin eats every bit of it! Storm then nails Shelley with a right hand and Roode takes out Shelley's legs with the chair! Both of the Guns are down on the outside now. Storm sets a chair up in the corner as Roode tosses Shelley into the ring. Beer Money put the beatdown on Shelley in a corner and then they whip Shelley towards that chair but he slides underneath it. Roode then goes for a clothesline but Shelley catches him with the Flatliner into the chair! Storm then catches Shelley with the Codebreaker! 1...2...NO Shelley kicks out! storm grabs Shelley and beats on him in the corner as Sabin rolls back into the ring and gets beat on by Roode. Beer Money whip Shelley into Sabin but Sabin gets his boot up and Shelley grabs the boot and swings Sabin up and over the top rope to the apron. Shelley then turns around nails Beer Money with Forearms and tosses Roode a chair. When Roode catches it Sabin dives off the top with a Springboard Missile Dropkick sending the chair into his face! Nice spot! 1...2...NO Roode kicks out! Shelley goes for a Slingshot Plancha over the top onto Storm (who had rolled out to the floor) but Storm sidesteps him and Shelley eats the floor. In the ring Sabin goes for a DVD or something but Storm rolled into the ring and spit beer in his face! Roode then hits the Spinebuster! 1...2...NO Sabin BARELY kicks out! Roode and Storm set up for the DWI but Shelley rolls into the ring and blasts Storm with a kendo stick! Roode then grabs Shelley and locks him in a Sleeper. Shelley reaches back and holds the kendo stick against the back of Roode's head and drops down into a Jawbreaker! Shelley then nails Roode in the head with the stick! Sabin picks up the trash can and swings it at Roode but he ducks. Roode then goes for a clothesline but Sabin ducked and Roode hit he referee while Storm and Shelley brawl on the outside. Sabin tosses the trashcan at Roode! Roode rolls out to the floor and Sabin goes for a Baseball Slide Dropkick but Roode pulled Earl Hebner (who was out there because they had a referee in the ring and one outside due to the Falls Count Anywhere rules) into it! Roode then nails Sabin with a clothesline and Storm hits Shelley with a trashcan lid! Storm rolls Shelley back into the ring and Beer Money follows. They lift Shelley up onto the top rope and they go for a Double Superplex but Sabin comes from out of nowhere and shoves Storm off the top down to the floor! The Guns hit Made In Detroit! They cover Roode but there's no referee! Storm rolls into the ring and blasts Shelley with the beer bottle! Storm then puts Roode (who is out cold) over Shelley and grabs Sabin (who had been trying to get the referee to wake up), turns him around, and hits the Last Call! Storm grabs the referee and throws him over to Roode and makes him count the pin, 1...2...3! Beer Money is up 2-0! One more win and they are the NEW Tag Team Champions!
Winners: Beer Money via pinfall (beer bottle to the noggin)
In the back Brother Devon approaches Brother Ray (who is wearing a L.A.X. t-shirt) and says he's not there to talk about Victory Road or Ray's issues with Jesse. He's there to talk about why he ran down to the ring last week without Ray. Devon says 'they' are like family and he had to let them know he had their back but he has to know does Ray have their back. Ray asks why he would want to have their back and Devon says their family. Ray says they have nothing left to prove with those guys. He says they've done it all more than they ever have and Devon needs to think about that.
In the back Christy Hemme is with RVD. Christy asks how it felt being with his 'old friends' last week and he says it was great. He says it's like "being home again". He says he became the "Whole F'N Show" in ECW and to have that back was cool. RVD says he's excited to know what Dixie's news is today and he has a fingers crossed but he's not sure. RVD says his "hardcore fans" have been with him back then and now. RVD says with all that going on he still can't forget that he has the belt and Abyss wants it. He says lots of having fun and celebrating right now but also business to take care of.
Taz and Tenay argue at the announce desk whether or not Dixie owes everyone an explanation. A video package hyping up the ECW guys is shown.
Dixie Carter (looking goooood) is walking towards the Impact Zone and her explanation is next.
Dixie Carter actually has theme music and a entrance video now. That is the definition of MILF people. Dixie says that she has always said TNA has the best fans in the world and thanks the fans. Dixie says that she has always said that TNA will be a company about the fans and her favorite part of this job is to meet the fans personally and to hear what the fans want to see in TNA. Dixie says Twitter and Facebook have helped her do that more and says that it is definitely her. Dixie says one thing that is always brought up to her is the fans love for "extreme hardcore wrestling" and a big "ECW" chant starts. Dixie Carter asks the fans to welcome 5 "gentleman who helped make hardcore an art form" which brings out Raven, Stevie Richards, Rhino, Tommy Dreamer, and Mick Foley. They come out to theme music which I can only assume will be Dreamer's. Taz confirms that Dreamer tore his MCL in that big brawl last week as he is limping badly. If you don't know the brawl was actually a lot longer than what was shown last week and at one point Dreamer was actually shoved off the stage (which is where he tore his knee up). Mick hugs Dixie and then she says that she wanted the fans to tell them what they've meant to the fans instead of telling her. A big "Foley" chant starts and Mick says if he's not mistaken this is the first time that Dixie has stood out there, microphone in hand, and cut we they call a promo. He asks Raven (who has been in TNA a lot longer than any of the other guys) if he's ever seen Dixie do this and Raven says no. Dixie says this isn't a promo it's her being real. Dixie says what Hogan meant in the 80's she feels like they meant to ECW in the 90's. Another big "ECW" chant breaks out and Dixie says they didn't do it for 'fat paychecks' but they did it for their love for the business and the fans when they were in ECW. Dixie says she has a history with 4 there (Rhino, Foley, Raven, and Richards) and they have done a lot for TNA and those same traits is what helped TNA survive and now strive today. She thanks them and then Mick says it should be them thanking her. Mick says that the last time he was in the Impact Zone he was fired. He thanks Dixie for giving him a chance to make another last impression. Mick says nobodies last impression should be of there held hung low in disappointment. Mick says if there is one person up there that know something about wanting personal closure it's Tommy Dreamer. He says Dreamer has been one of the best ambassadors for ECW as there has ever been. Dreamer says he's watched TNA since the beginning when they were back at the Asylum in Nashville and he watched a small company grow. He says his friends would always tell him "quit your job and come over here" but he was a dad and he had two little kids and at the WWE he had financial security. He said he saw a lot of similarities with the original ECW and TNA. He says the original ECW was a place where unknowns became legends and where legends came to ECW to reinvent their career. Dreamer says long before Samoa Joe was dumping people on their head and choking people out there was Taz doing it everywhere and then he points to Taz to a huge ovation. Taz salutes the fans and then Dreamer says what Ric Flair did for Jay Lethal, Terry Funk did for him and Mick Foley. Dreamer says before the Beautiful People there was Beulah and Francine and when Dixie invited him to Slammiversary he got to feel TNA and he got to see a bunch of guys doing what they do for the love of it. A big "TNA" chant starts now. Dreamer thanks Dixie for that and then says at the 2005 ECW One Night Stand he had his closure but then 'they' brought 'it' back and he got to witness his friends get fired and destroyed for nothing. Dreamer looks like he's getting emotional legit. He said it eventually bothered him to the point where he had to quit his job and at 38 that was a big risk, but he couldn't stomach watching something that he loved get tarnished. Dreamer fights back tears and he says all the guys in the ring with him would talk to him and show him all the similarities to ECW and TNA. He says they put this plan together and there is only one person that can make this happen and it's Dixie. Dreamer says this is not about an ECW Invasion or them taking over, it's about men and women who lost their jobs and men and women who were affected by it, and this is about the fans who chant "it" and his friends who lived it so that their legacy is not destroyed. He begs Dixie to give them one nigh to show the world what they had and their legacy can live forever. The fans cheer big as Dreamer asks the fans if they want one night. Dixie says Dreamer knows how to put a person in a difficult position. Dixie asks the fans if they want to see it and they cheer. Dixie says she has one stipulation and that is that Dreamer and crew plan it. They have complete control of it. Dixie says this has to be real and it will have nothing to do with TNA as the fans start chanting for "Sabu." Dixie says TNA is giving this to them. Dreamer says, "Impact Zone, we're going extreme" and then he hugs Dixie.
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TNA X Division Championship - Ultimate X/Submission Rules
Douglas Williams (c) vs. Brian Kendrick
Williams tried to climb up on the top rope right away, but decided against it. Tenay mentioned Williams' fear of heights. They are rocking the red, white and blue ropes tonight. Lots of quick offense by Williams early on with a series of knees and elbows in the corner. Williams executes a snap suplex into a chin lock bridge on Williams. Williams transitions into a front headlock on Kendrick. Kendrick takes a knee to the gut when he broke free, but dodged a tornado DDT attempt from Williams. Kendrick with a dropkick and attempts a rear naked choke. Williams shrugs Kendrick away and catches him with a kick to the head coming off the ropes. Williams grounds Kendrick with a head scissors submission. Williams with a hangmans headlock on Kendrick. Kendrick fires back with a series of dropkicks and tries to take the back of Williams again. Both get up on the top turnbuckle and Williams is able to hit a big back suplex on Kendrick. Kendrick and Williams brawl to the outside and both start climbing up the steel truss holding up the Ultimate X cables. Williams drops Kendrick down over the top rope. Williams jumps down quickly with Taz referencing his fear of heights again. Williams takes out some gloves and slaps them across the face of Kendrick. Williams rolls back in the ring and puts the gloves off. Williams starts climbing up the top turnbuckle, gets on the steel truss and starts going across the cables. Kendrick is back up and is close behind. Kendrick jumps on the cable and gets near Williams. Kendrick wraps his legs around the body of Douglas and pulls him down. Both come down and it looks like Kendrick took the worse of the fall. Williams sees what happened and quickly locks on a modified rear naked choke. The referee checks on the arm of Kendrick once, twice and a third time. Kendrick is out and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner & STILL TNA X Division Champion: Douglas Williams
After the match, we see highlights of the match leading to the finish. TNA security and referee Brian Hebner check on Kendrick and give him some smelling salts to wake him back up.
At the broadcast booth, Mike Tenay and Taz discuss the rest of the card tonight including Rob Van Dam defending the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Jeff Hardy, Mr. Anderson and Abyss later tonight.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Brother Ray. Ray cuts off Christy saying he knows what she is going to ask. He said Jesse Neal is a failure, just like Christy's edition of Playboy. Ray said he is a failure to his family and even his dead friend. He said Jesse will continue to be a failure after tonight. Ray said it would be in Brother Devon's best interest to stay out his business. He said he is Team 3D and always will be.
Brother Ray vs. Jesse Neal vs. Brother Devon
During Brother Ray's entrance, Ray walked to the side of the stage and started hiding. When Jesse Neal was making his entrance, Ray ran down and attacked him. The Team 3D music played again and no Brother Devon. We then see a camera shot backstage where Devon was locked in his locker room. The bell rings as Ray tosses Neal in the ring and the fans boo loudly. Ray starts dropping forearms over the head of Neal and then drops an elbow. Ray chops Neal across the chest in the corner. Ray then starts slapping the back of Neal with force. Ray with a scoop slam and attempts another elbow drop, but Neal rolls out of the way. Ray fires back with a high back body drop. Ray with a body splash on Neal and big boot combo. We then see Tommy Dreamer, Rhino, Stevie Richards and Raven appearing in the crowd. The crowd starts a loud "ECW" chant. Brother Ray looks on and yells, "What are you doing here?" Neal then levels Ray with a big spear and gets a close two count. Neal then mounts Ray and drops some big elbows. Ray fights back hitting Neal with a big elbow and then grabs a steel chair. Shannon Moore starts running down the ramp and the referee holds him back. With the referee's back turned, Ray cracks a steel chair over the back of Neal and Neal grabs his back in pain. The referee sends Moore to the back. The Team 3D music hits again and Brother Devon is free from his locker room. Devon gets in Ray's face. They both look down at Neal. Ray attempts a cheap shot, but Devon blocks it. Ray and Devon exchange lefts and rights. Neal goes for a spear and catches Devon. Ray then drops neal in a Bubba Bomb and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Brother Ray
After the match, Brother Ray celebrates his victory as Brother Devon looks on in confusion. The fans continue a loud "ECW" chant as we see Dreamer, Rhino, Raven and Richards in the crowd.
TNA Knockouts Championship
If Angelina Love loses, her career is over
Madison Rayne (c) vs. Angelina Love
The bell rings and we get lots of back and forth offense between the two ladies. Rayne is the first to drop Love. Love responds with clotheslines and a big shoulder tackle on Rayne. Love clotheslines Rayne on the outside floor when Rayne bailed out. Love tosses Rayne back in and hits another big tackle. Rayne rakes the eyes of Love and tosses her face first into the corner. Rayne grabs Love by the hair and tosses her face first into the opposite corner. Rayne with the scissors stomp on Love. Love fights back with a clothesline on Rayne followed by a jaw breaker. Love with a series of takedowns and a big spinning kick. Rayne responds dropping Love head first over her knee. Rayne leaves the ring and grabs a steel chair. Love kicks it right in the face of Rayne in front of the referee. It looks like the referee is going to allow it. We then see a woman riding a motorcycle pulling up near the ringside area. The woman is wearing a motorcycle helmet and leather. The mystery woman grabs Love and tosses her into the steel ring post. The referee calls for the bell. The referee speaks with Jeremy Borash and gives him the decision. Jeremy Borash announces that the referee has ruled that due to outside interference from The Beautiful People, Angelina Love is now the new TNA Knockouts Champion.
Winner & NEW TNA Knockouts Champion: Angelina Love
After the match, Madison Rayne argues with the referee. Tenay and Taz mention that we still don't know if the mystery person was actually someone from The Beautiful People. Angelina Love is handed the TNA Knockouts Championship and celebrates.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Mr. Anderson. Anderson teases he is going to talk down Christy like Brother Ray did earlier. Anderson jokes about RVD, Hardy and Abyss. He said tonight is about the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
If Styles and Kazarian win, they earn a spot in Ric Flair's "Fortune" group
AJ Styles & Kazarian vs. Samoa Joe & TNA Global Champion Rob Terry
We start with AJ Styles and Rob Terry. Styles then tags Kazarian in right away. Terry with a huge shoulder block on Kazarian right away. Joe jumps down, hits a few jabs on Kazarian and drills Styles with a superkick when he gets near the area. Terry tosses Kazarian into the corner, tags in Joe and Joe goes on the attack in the corner on Kazarian. The crowd starts a loud "JOE'S GONNA KILL YOU" chant. Joe tags in Terry and Kazarian tags in Styles. Terry grabs Styles and tosses him over the top rope. Kazarian jumps in and Terry also sends him over the top rope. Joe gets in the ring, Terry launches him at the ropes, Joe bounces off and hits a huge suicide dive into Styles and Kazarian. Back in the ring, Joe hits a shoulder charge and kick to the head combo. Styles rakes the eyes of Joe and Styles spits in the face of Terry. Kazarian with a sling shot DDT over Joe. Tag to Styles who works over Joe in the corner. Styles with a snapmare into a reverse chinlock on Joe. Joe fought to his feet and lifted up Styles trying to tag in Terry. Kazarian jumps in, takes out Terry and clips Styles' legs to the side to drop Joe in a huge DDT. Joe counters a Styles Clash attempt and then runs right into a Pele Kick from Styles. Styles charges and Joe drops Styles in the corner with his huge takedown. Tag to Terry who drops Kazarian and takes a shot from Styles. Terry hits a high back body drop on Kazarian and gives Styles a huge military press slam. Terry with a fallaway slam on Kazarian and a suplex drop into a shoulder and press slam. Joe jumps in and starts chopping Kazarian. Joe with a running knee on Kazarian, gets him up for a Muscle Buster and Desmond Wolfe runs out. Wolfe holds the legs of Joe and pulls him out. Kazarian jumps down and takes out Joe. In the ring, Wolfe runs in and Terry clotheslines him. Styles and Kazarian with a springboard flying forearm and springboard dropkick combo. Styles with a springboard 450 Splash on Terry and they get the pinfall. Styles and Kazarian are now in Fortune.
Winners: AJ Styles & Kazarian
After the match, Desmond Wolfe goes to celebrate with AJ Style and Kazarian. They seem to blow him off and Samoa Joe is back in. Styles and Kazarian bail to the ramp. Joe attacks Wolfe and drops him with a huge Muscle Buster. We see a shot of Styles and Kazarian throwing up the Four Horseman gesture.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Abyss. Abyss is showing off his 2x4 with spikes and nails saying he will introduce "his girl" to Rob Van Dam, Mr. Anderson and Jeff Hardy tonight.
Steel Cage Match
Matt Morgan vs. Hernandez
Hernandez went after Matt Morgan right away when Morgn went for the door. Hernandez tosses Morgan face first into the side of the cage a few times. Morgan misses a body splash and Hernandez crotched Morgan over the top rope. Hernandez with an impressive springboard dropkick on Morgan. Hernandez body splashes Morgan two times against the cage. When he attempts this a third time, Morgan moves out of the way and Hernandez hits his shoulder with force into the side of the cage. Morgan now starts throwing Hernandez into the side of the cage a few times. Morgan drops Hernandez with a clothesline when Hernandez attempted a comeback. Morgan with his right and left elbow shots to Hernandez in the corner. Hernandez lifts himself up to the top turnbuckle, but Morgan catches him with the Carbon Footprint. Morgan teases he is going to climb out of the cage, but instead opens up the door. Morgan gets one foot on the ramp, but he stops himself and gets back in the ring with Hernandez. Hernandez is now busted open at this point and rakes the face of Hernandez across the steel. Morgan drops a few right hands trying to bloody Hernandez some more. Morgan shows off his bloody hand and puts some of it across his chest. Hernandez fights back dropping Morgan with a clothesline and body splash in the corner. Hernandez attempts a powerbomb or Border Toss, but Morgan is too much for Hernandez to lift up. Morgan misses a charge, Hernandez lifts up Morgan, almost gets him up and instead drops him in a powerbomb. Hernandez signals he is going up top. Hernandez climbs up, stands high, jumps and Morgan rolls out of the way. Morgan grabs a t-shirt that he brought with him and pulls out handcuffs. Morgan handcuffs one arm of Hernandez to the ropes. Morgan climbs up to the top of the cage and is taunting Hernandez. Hernandez then breaks free of the handcuffs, Morgan is surprised and Hernandez takes off crashing through the steel cage door before Morgan can jump down.
After the match, Matt Morgan jumps down and can't believe it. Hernandez is grabbing the top of his head in pain as the referee checks on him. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Ric Flair. Flair said Jay Lethal has made a career decision and that will set him back many years. He said Ric Flair is the only reason there is a sport called pro wrestling. Flair said 39 years of stylin' and profilin', he will do what he does best tonight and will make an example out of Jay Lethal. He said he will send Lethal crying back home to his momma who will have to breast feed him back to life.
Ric Flair vs. Jay Lethal
Lock up and Lethal goes right for the headlock. Lethal drops Flair with a quick shoulder block. Lock up and Flair goes to the headlock. Flair drops Lethal with a shoulder block and Lethal fires back with dropkick. Lethal with a high back body drop on Flair and follows with a clothesline over the top rope. Lethal suplexes Flair back in the ring and catches him with a small dropkick to the chest. Lethal up top and catches Flair with another big dropkick. Flair then rakes the eye of Lethal to slow things down. Flair with a series of chops to Lethal in the corner. Lethal turns things around and starts chopping Flair. We get the Flair flop after he leaves the corner. Flair goes up top and Lethal hits a few chops. Lethal with a superplex on Flair off the top turnbuckle! Lethal goes up top and misses a moonsault attempt. Flair starts stomping over the leg of Lethal. Flair with a chop block on Lethal who starts to strut a bit around the ring. Flair signals it is Figure Four time and gets it locked in. Flair uses the ropes for leverage with the referee not looking. Referee Earl Hebner finally catches Flair. Flair gets in Hebner's face and Lethal gets a close two count with a rollup. More chops from Flair in the corner. Lethal catches Flair with a flying forearm followed by a handspring flying elbow. Right hands and chops from Lethal to Flair. Lethal hits the corner and lands on his feet on the ring apron. Flair is pissed off. Lethal with a sunset flip attempt and Lethal pulls down the trunks of Flair to moon the crowd. Lethal fires back with a crossbody and splash from the corner over the knees of Flair. Flair lets out a loud, "Oh sh*t!" Lethal with a chop block on Flair. Lethal then locks on the Figure Four. Flair taps out.
Winner: Jay Lethal
After the match, Jay Lethal is overcome with emotion for his victory over Ric Flair. Flair gets on his feet and gets in the face of referee Earl Hebner. Hebner pushes Flair away. Flair rolls out. Lethal grabs a mic and yells, "Hey mom, I did it!"
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Jeff Hardy. Hardy said he will fly high tonight and become the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
Match to crown new TNA World Tag Team Champions
Beer Money vs. The Motor City Machineguns
We start with James Storm and Alex Shelley. Lock up and Storm pushes Shelley into the corner. Shelley with a few elbows to Storm. Storm with a shoulder block on Shelley. Shelley responds with an atomic drop and head scissors takedown. Tag to Robert Roode. Tag also to Chris Sabin. Roode with big right hands to Sabin. The Guns double team Beer Money with a series of dropkicks. More double teaming from The Guns with Shelley the legal man. Tag to Sabin who hits a leap frog sledgehammer. Tag to Storm who drops a big forearm over the back of Sabin. We get more double teaming by The Guns. Storm grounds the action with a snapmare on Shelley. We get a "BEER!" and "MONEY!" spot from Roode and Storm. Tag to Roode who hits a gutbuster over the knee on Shelley. Tag to Storm who goes to work on the ribs of Shelley after that gutbuster. Roode tags himself in and tries to cut Shelley off, but Shelley drops him with a drop toe hold. Hot tag to Sabin who takes out both Storm and Roode with a dropkick and tornado DDT combo. Sabin punts the head of Storm on the ring apron and hits a crossbody for a close two count on Roode. Sabin dropkicks the back of Roode as Shelley drops Roode into the corner face first. Shelley with Sliced Bread #2 on Roode and Storm breaks up the pinfall. Storm drops Shelley off the top rope. Sabin chops and punches both Roode and Storm. Sabin jumps at Roode who catches him and tosses him at Storm who hits the Eye of the Storm. Storm catches Shelley with a facebuster. The Guns double team Roode with kicks. Storm drops The Guns with a double clothesline. Shelley catches Storm with a big kick to the head on the ring apron that Sabin follows up with a springboard crossbody. Roode slingshots himself over the top rope into Sabin. Shelley with a suicide dive into Roode. The Guns double team kick Roode in the corner. Storm has a beer bottle. Storm crotches Shelley and spits the beer into the face of the referee by accident. Shelley stands back up and hits a body splash on Roode. Close two count for Shelley when referee Earl Hebner runs down. The Guns attack Roode in the corner. Sabin hits a dive on Storm. Shelley is up top and hits a crossbody that Roode rolls through for a close two count. The Guns drop Roode with a dropkick. Storm drops Shelley. Sabin pins Roode, while Storm pins Shelley. A three count goes down between both pinfalls. Referee Earl Hebner and referee Brian Hebner argue. Earl informs Jeremy Borash that the match will be restarted.
Here we go again. Storm misses a charge in the corner. Shelley catches Roode with a superkick. Shelley drops Storm with a backcracker in the corner. Shelley comes off the top rope as Sabin holds up Roode. Shelley connects with a body splash and covers Roode for the pinfall.
Winners & NEW TNA World Tag Team Champions: The Motor City Machineguns
After the match, both Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin celebrate with the TNA World Tag Team Championships in hand.
#10 Kurt Angle vs. #8 "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero
Lock up and Angle pushes Pope to the corner. The referee breaks it up and the two exchange headlocks and snapmare takedowns. Angle keeps Pope grounded with a big headlock. Pope fights to his feet and Angle drops him with a shoulder block. Pope with a series of hip tosses on Angle. Pope with some big offense and Angle bails to the outside to regroup. Pope opens the ropes to allow Angle back in and claps for him. Angle then steps forward, hits a kick to the gut and powerbombs Pope into the corner. Angle with a quick snap suplex on Pope. Angle with a big knee to the gut on Pope and presses his forearm over the face of Pope during a pinfall attempt. The two exchange shots on their feet. Pope gets the better of it with a clothesline and a series of elbows to the head. Pope with a german suplex on Angle, Angle blocks a second, but Pope drops Angle with a trip/clothesline combo. Angle is back up and drops Pope with one german suplex, a second german and a third with a release. Pope counters an Angle Slam attempt and drops Angle into the ropes sliding his body over his back and head to the outside. Pope goes up top, Angle jumps up and executes a huge belly-to-belly suplex off the top turnbuckle. Angle goes shoulder first into the corner when Pope moved. Pope with a facebuster on Angle for a close two count. Angle Slam on Pope, cover and Pope gets a shoulder up after two. Angle with the ankle lock applied on Pope. Pope is close to the ropes and Angle pulls him back out to the middle of the ring. Pope with a rollup for a close two count. Pope counters a sunset flip into a pinfall that Angle counters and rolls over into an ankle lock. Pope taps.
Winner: Kurt Angle
After the match, Kurt Angle helps up "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero and they hug.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with TNA World Champion Rob Van Dam. RVD says he trusts no one tonight, especially "The Monster" Abyss and his 2x4 full of spikes and nails.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Abyss vs. Mr. Anderson vs. Jeff Hardy
Jeremy Borash did the ring introductions for the challengers Mr. Anderson, Abyss, Jeff Hardy and champion Rob Van Dam. The bell rings and Abyss remains on the outside looking in. Abyss gets up on the ring apron and RVD, Hardy and Anderson go in for the attack. Anderson, Hardy and RVD exchange turns hitting right hands on Abyss in the corner. Hardy splashes Abyss. Anderson follows. RVD is next and gives Abyss a monkey flip. Hardy with a flip dive jumping off the back of RVD to take out Abyss with help from Anderson. Anderson with a close rollup for a two count on RVD. RVD with a big spin kick to Anderson. Abyss trips up RVD when he was hitting the ropes and tosses him into the steel guard railing. Anderson and Hardy double team Abyss. RVD gets in some offense on Hardy and then jumps over the top rope to take out Abyss. Hardy is out next taking out Abyss as well. Anderson gets up on the top turnbuckle and drops a sledgehammer over the head of Abyss. RVD with a split leg moonsault over Anderson back in the ring. RVD with a big spin kick to the jaw of Hardy. Anderson crotches RVD up on the top turnbuckle. Hardy jumps up with Anderson. Abyss is now under them. Big Tower of Doom spot from the corner involving all four men. RVD with some big kicks on Abyss. RVD with a big kick to Anderson and corner clothesline on Hardy. RVD comes off the top with a big kick to the head of Abyss. RVD is back up top and Anderson tosses him off into the entrance ramp. Hardy with a big flipping dive from the corner on Abyss, covers and Anderson breaks it up. Anderson with a Mic Check on Abyss and Hardy breaks up the pinfall. Abyss with a Black Hole Slam on Hardy. Anderson pulls the referee out to break up the pinfall. Hardy tosses Abyss through the ropes to the outside. Hardy and Anderson go at it in what Taz describes as a hockey fight. Hardy blocks a Mic Check and Anderson blocks a Twist of Fate attempt. Hardy then backs off, waits and drops Anderson with a Twist of Fate. Hardy connects with the Swanton on Anderson. Abyss then chokeslams Hardy over Anderson. Abyss covers Hardy and RVD comes off the top hitting a Five Star Frog Splash. RVD covers Anderson and gets the pinfall. Wow, crowd in Orlando is beyond dead for this main event.
Winner & STILL TNA World Heavyweight Champion: Rob Van Dam
After the match, Rob Van Dam is handed the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and celebrates his win. Abyss then levels RVD from behind. Abyss then grabs his 2x4 covered in spikes and nails. Abyss goes to hit RVD with it, but RVD rolls out of the way and looks on as the PPV goes off the air.
We open the show with a video package recap of last week's main event and Abyss attacking both Mr. Anderson and Jeff Hardy with Hulk Hogan asking why.
We go live to the Impact Zone and out first is Hulk Hogan. Big response for Hogan in the Impact Zone. Hogan said the crowd is full of it. What? Oh, he means they are full of energy...BROTHER! He said because of the count out of last week's main event, he decided, since he can, to make it a four way at Victory Road for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. One of those guys involved will be "The Monster" Abyss and he has things to work out with him. Hogan said another involved will be Jeff Hardy. He said of course you have to include the champ R...V...D. Hogan adds that we can't forget Mr. Anderson. Abyss' music hits (sans Hulkamania) and makes his way to the ring. He is still rocking the red and yellow. Hogan said he has one question for Abyss: the first person he went to in this company and the guy he believed in the most was you and asked why he took a sharp left turn last week. Abyss said Hogan or anyone here realizes the seriousness of what is going on. He said what he did last week and what he will continue to do he is doing for one reason: they told me to.
Abyss said "they" were the ones who told him to break Jeff Hardy into two and "they" were the ones who told him to destroy anything and anyone who gets in his path. He added, "Hulk, they are coming and they will be here sooner than you think. And when they get here, there is nothing Eric Bischoff, Dixie Carter or even the immortal Hulk Hogan can do to stop it." Hogan tells Abyss to cut the crap. Abyss cuts him off saying "they" told him he didn't need Hogan anymore. Hogan asks Abyss who "they" are? Abyss said that is something for him to know and Hogan to find out. He said "they" told him he didn't need the stupid red and yellow clothes anymore and there isn't a damn thing these sheep in Orlando can do about it. Abyss gives Hogan a warning that when "they" get here, they are taking TNA over and that he doesn't need the garbage Hall of Fame ring anymore. Abyss chokes Hogan with the ring and then tries to shove it down his throat. Abyss grabs a black bag and tosses it in the ring. Abyss pours out broken glass and RVD hits the ring.
RVD goes after Abyss, but Abyss gets the upper hand and slams him from the corner. Abyss goes back after Hogan when Mr. Anderson hits the ring with a steel chair. Anderson cracks a chair over Abyss' back a few times and Abyss still stays on his feet. Anderson leaves the ring as he attends to Hogan along with Rob Van Dam. They head to the back as Abyss looks into the camera and yells, "They are coming!"
Backstage, Hulk Hogan is talking with Eric Bischoff. Hogan said he doesn't understand what Abyss is doing. Bischoff agrees and can't understand it either. He wonders who got to Abyss and if it was motivated by money. Bischoff said some people you just can't read and he is one of them. Hogan wonders if it is Flair. Bischoff said he doesn't think so and says they should move on. Hogan says not yet.
Backstage, Madison Rayne is joking about Angelina Love. Velvet Sky isn't laughing and stays focused on her upcoming match later tonight.
Velvet Sky def. Angelina Love via DQ. Lots of offense from Velvet Sky early on over Angelina Love. Love got in a few shots on the outside pulling Sky out with her. Sky was able to send Love face first into the steel ring steps. Sky connected with a big reverse neckbreaker on Love. When she attempted this a second time, Love dropped her with a clothesline and big boot. Love grabbed a steel chair, hit Sky with a big front kick, threw the chair down and Sky was able to counter tossing Love up in the air. Sky tried to DDT Love on the chair, but Love countered and gave Sky a DDT on the chair. The referee called for the bell right away.
After the match, Tenay and Taz talked about how Love has already taken out Lacey Von Eric and now Velvet Sky with one being left in Madison Rayne. Rayne then appeared on the ramp holding up the TNA Knockouts Championship saying the title was hers and Love wasn't getting it back.
Backstage, Jay Lethal is getting ready when his brother walks in. Lethal's brother can't believe he has a match booked at Victory Road with Ric Flair.
Backstage, Kevin Nash is with Eric Young. Nash said he has to distance himself from Scott Hall and he doesn't really have a choice. He tells Young he is new at this and he hasn't had to deal with Hogan and Bischoff the way he has in the past. Nash wishes Young luck and they seem to suggest a parting of the ways.
Matt Morgan is on his way out to the Impact Zone. We see footage from Slammiversary of Hernandez accidentally taking out the referee. Back live, Morgan said he hates to say it, but he told us so. He promised to walk out of Slammiversary victorious and he did. Morgan said he doesn't sweat Hernandez and is calling him out right now. Taz mentions on commentary that Hernandez is in Mexico. Morgan said Hernandez not coming out here proves he is scared. He mentions he was approached by TNA management to face Hernandez at Victory Road in a steel cage match and it was music to his ears. Morgan said at Victory Road when he beats Hernandez again, he will walk out here once again and say, "I told you so." Homicide then hits the ring and starts attacking Morgan. Morgan is able to get the upper hand and kicks Homicide in the stomach. Morgan then puts Homicide up against the steel ring post and kicks Homicide right in the head (the way he took out Hernandez months ago).
Backstage, AJ Styles asks Ric Flair if a package has arrived yet. Flair tells him to quit asking about it.
Jay Lethal def. Kazarian. Lethal with a series of arm drags early on. Kazarian fires back with big right hands sending Lethal into the corner. Kazarian connects with a modified spinebuster on Lethal. Kazarian dropped Lethal over the top rope and hit a big kick to the face. Kazarian also connects with a springboard leg drop. Backstage, we see a shot of Ric Flair and AJ Styles attacking Jay Lethal's brother. Back in the ring, Lethal drops Kazarian with elbows. Lethal with a handspring flying elbow. Lethal blocks a low blow attempt from Kazarian for a close two count roll up. Kazarian counters a Lethal Combination attempt into a facebuster. Lethal responds with a Lethal Injection and gets the pinfall.
After the match, Jay Lethal celebrates his win with the crowd in the Impact Zone. Tenay and Taz mention Lethal has no idea what was going on backstage. Flair then appears on the HD screen and Lethal sees Flair and Styles beating up his brother. Lethal takes off backstage as we see a shot of a crazy Flair screaming, "WOOOOOOO! WOOOOOO!"
Jeff Jarrett vs. Sting. When Sting's music played, he didn't come out on the ramp and the spotlight focused on Sting in the rafters. Jarrett heads towards the stairs leading up to the rafters and he goes after Sting. We then see a shot of the ring and the real Sting getting in. Jarrett starts attacking the fake Sting on the rafter stairs. When Jarrett brings the fake Sting nearby, he sees the real Sting in the ring and goes after him. Sting starts taking out Jarrett with his baseball bat. Sting gets on the mic looking down at Jarrett adding, "If you're gonna walk with them, you are going to go down with them."
A promo airs promoting that on October 10, 2010, Bound For Glory will take place live from Daytona Beach, FL.
A video package runs highlighting the history between Kurt Angle and Desmond Wolfe.
Kurt Angle def. #9 contender Desmond Wolfe w/ Chelsea via submission. Angle worked over the left arm of Wolfe early on. Lots of countering between the two. Wolfe with a headlock on Angle and throws him to the mat with force. Wolfe with a big overhead suplex using Angle's shoulder for leverage. Wolfe threw Angle down face first on the mat snapping his arm. Wolfe applied a modified triangle lock on Angle. Angle responded with a high back body drop and release overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Angle with one german suplex, a second german and a third with a release. Angle countered a Tower of London attempt into an Angle Slam. Angle applies the ankle lock and Wolfe taps out after a few seconds.
Backstage, Mr. Anderson is shown getting ready for tonight's main event against Abyss. Anderson said this is wrestling, but with Abyss involved anything goes. He said he will be ready for whatever Abyss brings to the fight.
A video package runs highlighting Douglas Williams and his run as X Division champion in TNA and wanting to change and re-define the division as a whole.
We go live to the Impact Zone where Douglas Williams has a mic. Williams said Brian Kendrick was smart to attack him from behind and apply a submission he didn't see come. He said the world he comes from involves gentlemen agreements and he needs to not only teach the X Division wrestlers how to actually wrestle, but also how to show professionalism as well. Brian Kendrick walks out and assures Williams it will only take a moment of his time. He said he talked to the people who make things happen and at Victory Road, a match and stipulation is up for grabs. Kendrick announces an Ultimate X match has been booked. The second stipulation is that the match can also end via submission. Williams said Kendrick can use big words and try to insult him, but he will prefer to get his revenge at Victory Road instead of attacking him right here. He goes to leave and Kendrick thanks him for his time when Kendrick jumps Williams and chokes him out.
Backstage, Abyss is talking to himself saying no one seems to understand the situation at hand. He said one day soon everyone will realize he did what he had to do because "they" told him to break Jeff Hardy in two and put his hands around the throat of the immortal Hulk Hogan. Abyss said his path of destruction continues tonight and there is no stopping who is coming.
Backstage, we see Shannon Moore on Brother Ray landing big right hands. Jesse Neal can be seen knocked out laying near steps. TNA officials break up the scene along with Brother Devon. Devon grabs Ray and pushes him against a wall saying he is making a fool out of him. He tells Ray to leave Neal alone and to not test him.
Beer Money def. Ink Inc. in the finals of the TNA World Tag Team Championship Tournament. Shannon Moore is by himself with Jesse Neal being taken out by Brother Ray. The Motor City Machineguns are on commentary with Tenay and Taz. Moore is able to fight off Beer Money early on with a series of dropkicks and atomic drops. Alex Shelley said Moore's outfit looked like there was a big sale at Hot Topic. Tommy Dreamer appears walking down the rafters in the crowd and he is joined by Raven and Stevie Richards. Beer Money start to double team Moore working over him with a series of stomps. A dazed Jesse Neal starts making his way down the ramp. We continue to see shots of Dreamer, Raven and Richards in the crowd watching the match. Neal got a hot tag and took out Beer Money. Neal got a close two count on Storm with a roll up. Storm got a beer bottle and spit beer int he face of Neal. Beer Money hit the DWI on Neal and got the pinfall. Beer Money advances to face The Machineguns at Victory Road to determine new TNA World Tag Team Champions.
Backstage, AJ Styles is talking with Kazarian and notices his package has arrived. Styles opens up the package and inside is the new AJ Styles action figure. He asks Kazarian where his action figure is and walks off happy.
Abyss def. Mr. Anderson in a No DQ, Falls Count Anywhere match. Anderson attacked Abyss right away. Abyss responded with a big elbow. Abyss choked Anderson over the middle rope. Anderson responded with a big Lou Thesz Press. Anderson grabbed a steel chair from the crowd and Abyss punched Anderson in the face using the chair. Abyss set the chair up in the middle of the ring and continued his attack on Anderson. Anderson gave Abyss a drop toe hold into the chair as we see another shot of Dreamer, Raven and Richards looking on in the crowd. Anderson cracked the chair over the back of Abyss and set it up in the corner. Anderson dodged being sent face first into the chair and rolled under the ring. Anderson rolled back out with a kendo stick and started beating Abyss with it. Abyss responded sending Anderson back first into the entrance ramp. Back in the ring, Abyss dropped the steel chair over the chest of Anderson a few times. Anderson countered a body splash by Abyss lifting the chair up so Abyss crotched himself. Anderson went up top attempting a Swanton Bomb, but Abyss got his knees up. Abyss tossed Anderson face first into the steel chair and connected with the Shock Treatment backbreaker to get the pinfall.
After the match, Abyss tossed Anderson to the entrance ramp. Abyss picked up Anderson at the top of the ramp, Anderson fought back and attempted a Mic Check. Abyss countered that and chokeslammed Anderson off the stage into part of the set below. Hulk Hogan walks out with a steel chair in hand and cracks it over the back of Abyss. TNA security go after Abyss and he tosses them aside. Abyss points at Hogan yelling out "YOU!" as the show goes off the air.
"They are coming".. de laatste keer dat ik die onheilspellende woorden hoorde was in Lord of the Rings.
We hebben Dreamer, Raven en Richards in het publiek staan. Als dat 'they' zouden zijn, krijgen we dan een soort ECW invasie als Hogan's antwoord op de NXT invasie ?
The show kicks off with a video package highlighting the devastating rampage of the WWE NXT Season 1 rookies from RAW last week.
Wade Barret is in the ring and says that he is here because the General Manager told him that he must come out to the ring and apologize. Wade calls for the rest of the NXT rookies to come to the ring so that they can do it properly. NXT 1 comes from the crowd (sans Daniel Bryan) and slither into the ring. Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and the ring crew leave and head to a safe distance as a matter of protection in case things turn for the worst.
Wade walks up to Heath Slater and tells him to apologize. Slater says, "absolutely not". The rest of the rookies follow in suit, saying that they would do it again in a heartbeat. Barret says that the problem is the fact that NXT 1 was treated like animals. Wade says that they tried to make a joke out of all of them, but NXT 1 was not going to let it happen. So they destroyed the ring and beat the living hell out of the WWE Champion.
The guitar screech is heard throughout the arena, and it looks like Hart has had just about enough. Hart says that they can't do what they did last week. Their actions were barbaric and unacceptable. Barret points out the fact that they had one more guy last week, a guy by the name of Daniel Bryan. But, Bryan felt the same way that Hart did. Bryan actually felt bad, and had remorse. Wade says that because of this, we will never see Daniel Bryan again. Michael Tarver holds up an NXT arm band which is meant to represent that they have kicked him out of NXT 1. The rest of NXT 1 stands together as the united force currently present in the ring.
Hart says that despite what NXT 1 might think, John Cena will still be competing at the Fatal 4 Way PPV. Wade laughs and says that this has nothing to do with John Cena. As a matter of fact, apart from a few NXT Pros, they have no problem with anyone in the locker room. Their issue is with WWE management. Wade demands that the whole crew be given WWE contracts.
Hart declines. He goes further to say that he is stripping Wade Barret of his chance to compete for a Title at the PPV of his choosing. Bret then proceeds and says that Wade Barret is fired! He demands NXT 1 to leave the ring, or else security will be coming down to remove them by force.
A standoff commences with NXT 1 not looking ready to back down as we head to our first commercial.
It seems that NXT 1 did in fact back down during the commercial as they are not present when we return from the break.
United States Championship Fatal 4 Way
R-Truth v. John Morrison v. Zach Ryder v. The Miz
We come back from the commercial break with the action underway. Morrison is in the ring with Miz and kicks him in the head. He goes for the cover, but Miz kicks out. Zach Ryder is on the turnbuckle, so Morrison runs over for the counter. Morrison is trying for a suplex, but R-Truth runs over and turns it into a mini-tower of doom. All four men are on the mat.
Truth runs to Morrison and throws him to the outside of the ring. He then picks up Ryder and kicks him in the gut. Truth connects with the Lie detector, but Miz breaks the cover! Miz grabs Truth and throws him to the outside of the ring. He then does to the same to Morrison. Ryder is set against the turnbuckle, so Miz hits him for a huge splash. Miz rolls out of the ring, but gets decked by a running clothesline from Morrison!
Back in the ring, R-Truth hits Ryder with a spinning elbow. He goes for the cover, but Morrison breaks it up. Miz runs into the ring, but both Morrison and Truth throw him to the outside. We are left with just John and R. Truth hits a jaw breaker variation on Morrison and goes for the cover. Ryder breaks the pin.
Ryder sense his opportunity and nails Truth with the Rough Ryder! He looks for the cover, but Morrison runs in to break it up. Truth is still laid out and Morrison hesitates for a moment. He ultimately decides to go for Starship Pain, and connects on his friend. Before he can go for the cover, Miz runs into the ring and tosses Morrison to the outside. Miz picks up the cheap cover, and picks up the victory!
Winner & NEW US Champion: The Miz
We head to the locker room where Orton is preparing for his main event match against Sheamus later tonight. Josh Mathews asks Orton what he thinks about the actions of NXT 1. Randy replies that they should have either been fired or had their heads kicked in. Considering that Barret got the former, Orton feels he got off lucky.
In the back, tonight's guest host Mark Feuerstein (star of USA's hit show Royal Pains) is talking to the Bella Twins. He puts over the fact that The Big Show will be a guest on his show this week. He tells them that they should come onto the show and be the HankMed twins (HankMed is the name of his practice on the show). Dibiase walks into the shot and tells Mark that there may be a brand new car of his choosing in the parking lot. The catch is that he makes him co-guest host. Mark says that there is no way it is going to happen. Dibiase starts to threaten him, and Big Show walks into the shot unbeknownst to Dibiase or Virgil.
Mark cuts a rather impressive and intense promo on Dibiase. Mark puts over his high school wrestling career and says that there is no way he is going to be threatened by Ted. He also calls out Virgil for having no integrity. Dibiase looks ready to snap, but The Big Show grunts to let his presence be known. Now understanding why Mark was so confident, Ted starts to back down. Big Show challenges Dibiase & Virgil to a tag match against himself and Mark later tonight! Ted accepts and walks out of the office. Big Show laughs at Mark having referred to himself as "main event Mark" in regards to his wrestling skills. Mark admits that he was actually a figure skater. He shows Big Show some of his skills which ends by Mark jumping into Show's arms. The Bella Twins shake their heads and leave the office. Big Show tells him that next time Mark should catch him, that would be far more impressive. Great segment.
Chris Jericho v. Evan Bourne
The match starts with Jericho taking it straight to Bourne with kicks and punches. He whips him into the ropes, but Bourne hits a hurricarana! Evan kicks Jericho in the head and goes for the cover, Jericho kicks out. Bourne charges into the ropes, but gets hit with a clothesline from Jericho. Evan kicks out of the cover. Chris lifts him high into the air for a side slam. Jericho takes him to the ropes and chokes him with the second rope. Jericho uses a snapmare to roll Bourne into the middle of the ring and then applies a headlock. The crowd is strongly behind Bourne.
Evan tries to escape, but gets whipped into the turnbuckle. Jericho sets him up for a back drop, but Bourne counters and hits a big running kick. Bourne against runs to the ropes, and this time clips over Jericho for a Senton attempt. Jericho kicks out, and tries to lock on the Walls of Jericho! Bourne counters and actually manages to slam Jericho down to the mat. He goes for the cover, but Jericho kicks out. Chris hits the Code Breaker and this match is over --- WAIT! Bourne kicks out of the Code Breaker!!
Jericho snaps and begins beating and choking Bourne with the ropes. The referee ultimately calls for the DQ.
Winner via DQ: Evan Bourne
After the match, Chris looks to continue beating up Bourne. Evan doesn't let it happen as his kicks Jericho square in the temple. Bourne heads to the top turnbuckle and connects with the Shooting Star Press! Bourne's music hits and he heads to the back with his head held high.
John Cena is in the ring to make a statement about the actions of NXT 1 from last week. Cena says that he was given the night off by Hart, however he is in the building to try and handle things the only way he knows how. He thanks Bret for not caving in to the demands of what he calls "radicals". He says that they should never negotiate with those kind of people.
Cena admits that part of him does admire their actions. He wears a target as the WWE Champion, and desperate times calls for desperate measures. Cena says that their plan was almost brilliant. However they were blinded by their egos. He says that NXT 1 made a mistake by making enemies with the WWE fans when it was really WWE management that they were after. Cena says that the WWE ring is sacred ground, and there is a whole locker room of people that want vengeance.
John says that NXT 1 has been escorted out of the building, and he knows that they are not present but he hopes they are watching. He says that he will not press charges. Instead he will at the PPV. Then, every Monday after, will be in the ring and demand that they come down to finish what they started.
NXT 1 starts to emerge from the crowd. Cena says that their actions took the target off his back, and put it on the backs of the WWE Universe. Jerry Lawler enters the ring to support Cena. Bourne, Regal, Santino and others come out to the ring. NXT 1 jumps in and all hell breaks loose! Mark Henry, Randy Orton and Edge run out. Face or heel don't matter as this is about the sanctity of the WWE ring and everything for which it stands. Sheamus comes out with a steel pipe in hand! NXT 1 is chased out of the arena. The WWE locker room has finally gotten its justice!
In the back, Sheamus is walking with his steel pipe. Josh Mathews runs up and asks why he helped Cena. Sheamus replies that there is no way he was going to let NXT 1 ruin his Championship opportunity this Sunday by taking out Cena. If anyone takes out Cena, it is going to be him.
Video Recap airs of the Diva Summer Spectacular Battle Royal from last week
Eve Torres & Gail Kim v. Alicia Fox & Maryse
The match starts with Eve and Maryse in the ring. They immediately claw at each other's hair. Eve looks to bounce off the ropes, but Alicia Fox hits a cheap shot to interrupt. Maryse hits a nice back kick and goes for the cover. Eve kicks out. Maryse tags in Alicia Fox. They hit what looks to be a kind of double bulldog. Alicia goes for the cover, but Eve kicks out.
Fox flips behind Eve and locks on a head lock. Eve struggles to escape but gets thrown back down to the mat for her troubles. Alicia drags her to the corner and tags in Maryse. The beautiful French Canadian continues the head lock. Fox is tagged in yet again. Maryse holds Eve's arms and Fox looks to go for a high kick. Eve ducks, and Maryse takes the brunt of the blow. Eve takes the opportunity to hit her finisher and pick up the win!
Winners via Alicia Fox-not-being-able-to-kick-her-target: Eve Torres & Gail Kim
In the back, Mark Feuerstein is with the Big Show and preparing for their match against Virgil & Big Show which is up next!
Big Show & Mark "The Main Event" Feuerstein v. Ted Dibiase Jr. & Virgil
The match starts with Ted and Big Show. Show takes it right to him with a head butt. Ted is on the ground in the corner, and Big Show rubs his butt against Dibiase's face, a la Rikishi. Big Show then holds his finger to silence the crowd, and hits a huge chop on Ted. Show whips him into the other corner, and looks to be going for a another chop. Dibiase rakes The Big Show's eyes and then goes after him with a series of punches. Show lifts him high into the air and just watches him flop to the mat. Dibiase tags in Virgil.
Virgil doesn't seem to eager to enter the match and tries to walk away. Show lifts him up by his head and back into the ring! He slams him down to the mat and Virgil slides to the outside. Mark Feuerstein runs over and throws him back into the ring. Big Show then sets Virgil in the corner and connects with the chop. Show is in the middle of the ring and a choke slam! Show taunts to the crowd and tags in Mark Feuerstein. Mark sees the grounded the Virgil and apparently looks to go for his finisher? The worm!! Mark Feuerstein does the worm! He throws in another couple of twists and then hits an elbow. Mark picks up the pin! That was hilarious.
Winners via Mark Feuerstein being AWESOME: Big Show & Mark "The Main Event" Feuerstein
The look of disgust on Ted Dibiase's face is, well, priceless. After the match, Ted Dibiase stuffs a $100 bill into Virgil's mouth, and then heads to the back.
Special Guest Referee: Vladimir Kozlov
Santino v. William Regal
The match starts with Regal taking the quick advantage. He knocks Santino to the mat and locks on an arm bar. He picks Santino up from the mat, but gets caught by a quick roll up. Santino has a fist full of tights, and Kozlov counts the 3!
Winner via Roll-Up: Santino
After the match, Bret Hart asks the three guys in the ring to come up on stage with him. He then calls out the entire WWE locker room. He says that there is no way history is going to repeat itself, not on his watch. The locker room takes their place on the stage. Looks like Hart has the roster present for protection during the main event to ensure that NXT 1 cannot cause any shenanigans and ruin the match.
Edge & Sheamus v. Randy Orton & John Cena (c)
The match kicks off with Cena and Sheamus in the ring. Sheamus locks on a side headlock that is quickly countered into an arm bar, and then rear headlock by Cena. Sheamus heads to the ropes to break the hold. Cena and Sheamus square off. Cena slips behind the pale warrior, but once again Sheamus uses the ropes to break any hold attempt. Cena grabs his arm and tags in Orton. Randy kicks Sheamus in the gut. He flips Sheamus with a snapmare, and then locks on a side headlock.
Sheamus backs Orton into the corner, and proceeds to kick him repeatedly in the gut. Sheamus tags in Edge. Orton is on the mat at Edge looks to whip him into the ropes. Orton hits a neck breaker and is pounding on the mat as he slithers and awaits his prey. Orton goes for the RKO, but Edge rolls out of the ring as we head to our final commercial break!
We come back and it is Edge and Cena in the ring. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Edge rolls off. Cena hits him with a clothesline and backs him into the corner. Edge rolls out of the ring. Edge looks to re-enter the ring. He pulls down to jaw jack Cena so that he can enter. Edge drops Cena in the corner with a drop toe hold and tags in Sheamus. Sheamus punches Cena and goes for a cover. Cena kicks out.
Sheamus is setting up to run, and he connects with a high knee. Shamus uses the ropes for leverage as he applies his boot to the neck of Cena. Sheamus backs Cena into the corner, and tags in Edge. The Rated R Superstar kicks Cena in the gut. A rather loud Cena chant starts up. Edge pulls Cena into the middle of the ring and looks for a suplex. Cena blocks, and then counters with a suplex of his own! Edge tags in Sheamus.
Sheamus makes it into the ring fast enough to keep Cena from reaching Randy Orton. Sheamus pushes John onto the apron, and then slams his arm down across Cena's chest to knock him to the outside. Edge gets in a couple of cheap shots as the referee is keeping Orton in the corner. Sheamus follows out after Cena so that he can kick him, and then rolls him back into the mat. Sheamus goes for the cover, but Cena manages to kick out.
Sheamus sets up to run again, and this time connects with a clothesline. He goes for the cover, but Cena kicks out. Sheamus locks on an arm bar as Cena struggles to get to his feet. John almost powers out, but Sheamus pulls him back down to the mat and wraps his legs around the champ. Cena starts to get to his feet, actually lifting Sheamus into the air with him. Cena is literally dragging himself and Sheamus to the corner with Orton. The crowd is ready to explode!
It is just too much for Cena, as Sheamus gets him back to the mat. John kicks out of the cover. Edge gets the tag. Edge lifts up Cena, but John quickly goes for the Attitude Adjustment! Edge rolls off and sends Cena to the mat. Edge is setting up for the spear and is ready to pounce. Edge floors it, but Cena moves out of the way and Edge crashes into the turnbuckle!
Cena reaches the corner and Orton gets the hot tag. Orton runs wildly into the ring and Sheamus comes right after him. Orton hits a side slam, and then sets Sheamus up on the apron. Sheamus gets hit with the suspended DDT! Orton is waiting to hit the RKO. Edge tries to run into the ring, but gets hit with the RKO! This is all that Sheamus needed in order to plow Orton into the mat. Sheamus hits an Irish Curse Back Breaker on Orton and goes for the cover. Randy kicks out!
Sheamus gets behind Orton and locks on a headlock/arm bar combo. Randy tries to escape, but is knocked down to the mat. Sheamus goes for the cover, but Orton kicks out. Sheamus pull Orton to the corner and tags in Edge. Edge comes into the match and goes straight for Orton's shoulder. A kick and a punch keep Randy on the mat. Edge kicks him a couple more time for good measure.
Orton kicks Edge, then Sheamus, but Edge is ready and hits him right back down to the mat. Edge jumps on him and sets in with a series of punches. Edge lifts Orton to his feet, and punches him in the face. Edge whips Orton into the ropes, but Randy hits the clothesline! Cena is screaming for Orton to get to the corner and hits the tag.
Cena gets the hot tag! The lights go out in the arena---
We cut to the back where NXT 1 (now called the NXT Seven) are dragging Bret Hart. The throw Hart into the limo, and the limo proceeds to crash into a bunch of different cars and barriers. The limo then rockets backwards and slams into a car. The NXT 7 pull Hart out of the limo and start to verbally abuse him. They say they want an answer by Sunday!
Vanmiddag om 17:00 op RTL 8, The Rock bij Oprah Winfrey. Voor de liefhebbers.
Ja het zat er wel in dat het een vreemde geimproviseerde RAW zou gaan worden, als het gros nog vastzit bij ons in Europa ;p
**For those unaware tonight's RAW is being held under special circumstances. Volcanic activity in Iceland has covered parts of Europe in an ash cloud and closed a lot of air travel. As a direct result, the RAW talent which was touring Europe this past week for their Wrestlemania tour is NOT back in the states. Tonight's show will feature RAW talent not in Europe as well as available Smackdown talent. I also expect to see RAW talent in Europe used for studio interviews**
Keeping that in mind, it's time for the last RAW before the Extreme Rules PPV. Hosted by MacGruber, it's going to be an interesting night.
The show kicks off with one of the rare RAW Superstars NOT stranded in Europe, HHH, making his way out to the entrance ramp. It sounds like... yes it is! Lillian Garcia is back on ring announcing duties for the night!
HHH makes his way down to the ring to a roaring ovation. He tells the fans not to suck up to him just because he's the only one there tonight. HHH explains the situation to the audience, while throwing in a bunch of jabs at guys who are overseas and thus can't respond. HHH cuts a promo on Sheamus, and puts over their match at Extreme Rules. He says he is going to beat him any color, other than white.
The game says that the fans may be thinking that they'll "have to watch HHH wrestle a two hour Iron Man match with Frank the Audio guy", but fortunately that is not the case. The brass has made sure that the fans in attendance will still receive a high caliber show.
CM Punk's music interrupts Triple H, and he makes way out to the ring, accompanied by Serena and Luke Gallos. Punk says that he's got two words for the fans... "Jersey Sucks". Punk notes that this time next week, he might not even be on Smackdown. The WWE Draft is next week. Punk says that if he is drafted to RAW he will bring the entire Straight Edge Society with him. HHH asks if by "entire" SES he means... those two. Since they are the only ones in it. HHH also questions why Punk doesn't have to cut his hair, but his followers do. Punk says that it is because no foreign substances have ever touched his hair, his hair is pure. HHH asks if by foreign substances he means shampoo and soap.
HHH says it doesn't matter anyway, because if Punk gets drafted to RAW, he will probably be bald anyway as he has a hair match against Rey Mysterio at Extreme Rules. CM Punk tells HHH that he could do well to adopt the straight edge lifestyle. HHH says that they have already had this conversation, he believes in freedom. He believes in making free choices, and doing what you want to do.
HHH goes out to the crowd and highlights some random fans in attendance. He points out a college kid, and says he can go up and buy all the beer he wants. He tells to older fans that they can go jump over to another state and formalize their union as partners. Lillian Garcia can show up on RAW for the night just to horse around. And HHH can fight Punk and the bald wonder twins, just because he wants to. Punk back tracks and says that he doesn't even want to be here. He just honestly thought that HHH would be open to the change. Apparently there is a miscommunication. The miscommunication is not that Punk is asking him, but he is telling him!
The SES start to attack HHH. At first it looks as though HHH is going to get the upper hand, but the numbers games proves too great. CM Punk has HHH subdued and Gallos holds him down in a chair. Serena grabs a razor, and it looks like the end of a hair era for HHH. Rey Mysterio runs out to make the save! Rey clears the ring, and then taunts Punk with the razor. Mysterio cuts off a clump of Punks hair!! The SES make the save, and Punk retreats with what remains of his hair.
It's going to be a crazy night!
Drew McIntyre v. Matt Hardy
The match starts with both men brawling out to the floor. After a quick exchange, McIntyre throws Matt skull first into the steel steps. They make their way back into the ring. Hardy hits the Side Effect and goes for the pin, McIntyre kicks out. Hardy then hits a neckbreaker and looks for the pin, but no luck. Hardy and Drew charge at each other, with each colliding with equal force. Matt climbs to the second rope looking for his ~EPIC~ elbow drop, but Drew counters by knocking him off the rope and picking up the pinfall.
Winner via Pushing Him Down: Drew McIntyre
We head via satellite to Belfast, Ireland where John Cena is live in a studio. He shouts out to all of the WWE families, and says that all of the Superstars are save. Cole asks if the situation is throwing off his preparation for Extreme Rules. Cena says that it has not, and he will be the Last Man Standing at Extreme Rules.
Kozlov is in the ring, and tells the audience that his name is Vladimir Kozlov. He starts to continue, but the fans start a "what" chant. For once, it makes sense because no one can understand a word he is saying. Vlad calls King into the ring to read his statement. In a nutshell it states that Kozlov is boycotting the RAW Guest Host concept, and he deserves higher caliber treatment. He calls the audience all spoiled Americans, and physically inferior. Worst of all, they are from a state devoid of integrity. New Jersey is the worst place to live in the world. He can't wait for his Russian friend to by the nets and move them to a more deserving state. Kozlov is back on the mic, and demands proper competition.
The "MacGruber" music hits, and the cast heads out to the ring. MacGruber is carrying an American flag. Vicky, not Guerrero, the MacGruber character, announces the main event of the evening. MacGruber calls Kozlov a giant pile of suck. Kozlov says that if he says one more word about him, he will end him. MacGruber agrees, but says his mom on the other hand is a different story. Vicky tries to stop him. MacGruber says that New Jersey is not the most depressing place on earth, that place is clearly the uterus of Kozlov's mother. Vicky disagrees and says that she is sure Kozlov's mother's uterus is a fantastic place.
Kozlov says that he is going to destroy him later tonight. MacGruber says that Kozlov can't because he already has a match. And it is against R-Truth! Truth comes out and starts his song. MacGruber tells Kozlov that he can't escape because he has rigged the entire building with explosives. He says that's the truth, and asks R-Truth, "what's up?". They go back and forth a couple of times before an explosion goes off! All that is left of poor R-Truth is his shoes. So much for that. Kozlov stars him down, and reiterates that they will be having a match tonight. MacGruber sheepishly agrees.
In the back, MacGruber is trying to head out of the building. HHH sees him, and stops him in the act. HHH asks him if he had an accident, and points to the wet front of his pants. MacGruber says that it is not pee, but water. Well, actually it is pee, but MacGruber's friend is the one who wet him, and then he put them on to be a good friend. MacGruber points and says, oh there is my friend now. Kane walks into the shot.
HHH explains to Kane that MacGruber is claiming that Kane wet his pants and then gave them to him. Kane asks what he is even talking about. MacGruber high tails it and leaves us with a, "go USA" for good measure. Kane exclaims to HHH, "I don't think that's the only thing he did in those pants".
Randy Orton is live via satellite from Belfast, Ireland and cuts a promo for his match against Jack Swagger at Extreme Rules for the World Heavyweight Championship
It is worth noting that it is now 10 o'clock and we have only had five minutes of wrestling so far this evening.
**Meanwhile in TNA... Rob Van Dam has just defeated AJ Styles to become the NEW TNA World Heavyweight Champion!! Well done RVD!**
Jack Swagger grabs a mic and says that talk is cheap when Orton is 3,000 miles away. He calls for a referee, and says that he is issuing an open challenge to anyone in the back. The lights go out, the gong sounds, and yes! The Undertaker has accepted!
Jack Swagger v. The Undertaker
The match starts with a couple quick exchanges of blows. The Undertaker quickly gets the upper hand and grabs Swagger's arm. He heads up the turnbuckle and connects with the Old School. Swagger kicks out of the pin attempt. Swagger then hits a scoop slam and tries for a cover. Undertaker kicks out.
Swagger unloads with a series of kicks and punches, and sends Undertaker to the outside of the ring. Swagger follows after, but it proves to be a poor decision as Undertaker punches him in the head, and then throws him skull first into the steel steps. Undertaker looks to whip him into the steps once again, but Swagger counters and whips Taker knee first into the steps!
Swagger heads into the ring to stop the count, and then slides Taker back into the ring. He is now targeting the knee with a series of kicks. He sets Taker up in the corner and wrenches the knee around the second rope. Taker finds a moment of reprieve by sending Swagger to the outside of the ring. He sets Jack's neck up on the apron, and then hits his Vintage Leg Drop! (copyright Michael Cole) Back inside the ring once again, Taker hits a snap suplex and goes for the cover. Swagger kicks out.
Undertaker locks in a neck joke on the World Heavyweight Champion. Taker releases and connects with an elbow drop. He then locks in a front headlock as we go to commercial.
We come back as Swagger has Undertaker in a leg hold. Taker kicks him away. Jack comes back, so Taker catches him in a leg scissors hold. Swagger counters back into a leg hold. Swagger slides to the outside, and then slams Taker's leg against the steel post.
Back in the ring, Swagger sends Taker bouncing off the ropes, but finds himself caught with a surprise DDT! He barely kicks out at two. Taker throws Swagger head first into the top turnbuckle for snake eyes, then connects with a leg drop. Another near fall. The Undertaker is looking for the chokeslam. Swagger manages to fight out, but gets caught with another vicious boot.
Taker whips Swagger into the ropes, but this time it is Swagger that connects with a DDT. Close count, but Taker kicks out. Swagger takes it to the ribs of the Undertaker with some kicks. He then charges across the ring for his second rope splash, but Taker catches him and hits a chokeslam!! Taker follows up with the Tombstone Piledriver, and this match is over.
Winner via Tombstone Piledriver: The Undertaker
Video trailer airs for MacGruber
In the back, Chris Jericho is talking to CM Punk and the Straight Society. Punk has a towel wrapped around his head. Jericho tells them to listen to what he has to say, and they will be fine. MacGruber bumps into Jericho. He says that it is good to run into him again, as he hasn't seen him since shooting for the film wrapped (Jericho is in the movie). Chris says that there are rumors of an early Oscar nomination. In fact, they are talking about making a sequel with Jericho in the Title role. Jericho sings the MacGruber theme, with his own name in its place. Jericho suggests that he throw of Khali by starting the match by offering his hand for a shake, and then slapping him in the face!
Kozlov v. MacGruber
The match starts with MacGruber taking Jericho's advice and offering his hand for Kozlov to shake. When he doesn't, he slaps Kozlov in the face! Kozlov grabs him by the neck and this is going to end quickly... but wait!
MacGruber's co-star hits the ramp, and says that he just got off the phone with the WWE office, and was able to make this a handicap match. He introduces MacGruber's half-brother, KhalGruber! (Yes it is the Great Khali, don't try to justify it, just laugh and roll with the booking).
So Khali – I mean, KhalGruber, gets in the ring and takes it right to Kozlov. The Russian can't bring him to his knees. KhalGruber heads to the outside, and Kozlov follows after. This results in a count out, and apparently MacGruber was the legal man, which means... oh wow, they win.
Winners via Count out: MacGruber and KhalGruber
MacGruber grabs the mic and says this proves that America is the best country in the world. They have the best food, sports, and movies. Like Shrek 4 opening May 21st in theatres everywhere, his co-hosts interrupt and he quickly changes his plug to MacGruber , which opens that same day. Another explosion hits the ramp as we head to commercial.
HHH is making his way out to the ring for tonight's main event. We head to a live feed from Belfast were Sheamus cuts a promo regarding their match at Extreme Rules this Sunday. He takes out his aggression on a production member. Trips just stares at the screen with a nonchalant look as if to say, "hey, I'm on another continent, wtf can I do about that anyway?".
HHH, Edge & Rey Mysterio v. CM Punk, Luke Gallos & Chris Jericho w/ Serena
The match starts off with a ton of quick action. CM Punk's team finds themselves all on the outside. Triple H and Edge pick up Mysterio and help launch him to the outside to take out the entire team!
We come back as Luke Gallos is tagged into the ring, and then Chris Jericho takes the tag. Jericho has the upper hand with a couple of punches, but Mysterio springboards off the second rope to take out Jericho. Both men retreat to their corners and Luke Gallos and Edge are tagged into the ring. Edge lays out Gallos, and looks to be going for the spear. Serena jumps up to the apron to cause a distraction which allows Jericho to pull Edge out of the ring. Jericho slides Edge back into the ring and Gallos has him on the mat.
Jericho is tagged into the match, and taunts the audience. Jericho looks to work on the Achilles' heel of Edge. Jericho drags him to his corner and tags in CM Punk. Punk grabs him by the heel and falls to the mat by wrenching on a leg lock. Punk breaks free and tags in Luke Gallos. Edge somehow finds the fortitude to escape to his corner and tags in HHH! Trips connects with a knee to the face of the Straight Edge Superstar, who has been tagged in by his disciple. Punk blocks a splash, but gets caught with a Spinebuster. HHH looks for the Pedigree, but Gallos runs in to make the save. Rey Rey springboards into the ring with a Senton to take out Gallos. Punk is knocked onto the second rope, and Rey Mysterio connects with the 619! HHH follows up with the Pedigree, and this match is over!
Winners via Pedigree: HHH, Rey Mysterio & Edge
Damn, de 2 RVD matches wil ik toch wel even zien. Alleen jammer dat ik de uitslagen al weet maar goed.
Impact opens up with highlights from Lockdown which featured Angle getting his retribution on Mr. Anderson (and then announcing he was taking some time off), AJ retaining his title against The Pope, Lethal Lockdown, and much more!
The Impact intro hits and then the pyro goes off LIVE inside the Impact Zone! Tenay and Taz hype up the show for tonight and call AJ's retaining the belt last night "questionable."
AJ's music hits and the TNA World Heavyweight Champion makes his way down to the ring having retained his belt inside the Steel Cage last night. For those that didn't watch AJ and Pope put on one hell of a match but in the end AJ reached through the cage (through the whole that the camera men use to get a cleaner shot inside the cage) and grabbed a pen from one of the camera men. AJ then jabbed the pen in Pope's eye and hit him with the Styles Clash to retain the belt. A big "AJ sucks" chant starts before AJ can even speak which causes AJ to tell all the fans to shut the hell up. AJ says due to his victory party last night Ric Flair won't be here until a little later. AJ says last night he proved that pound for pound he is the best wrestler in the world to a chorus of boos. AJ says at Lockdown he stepped inside the Steel Cage with one of the best wrestlers in the world and he took care of business, and he did it all alone. AJ says his athletic ability was too much for Pope. AJ puts Pope over saying he was good but he just wasn't good enough. AJ tells Pope not to get too down on himself because Kurt Angle, Sting, nor Jeff Jarrett are any better than Pope (AJ has beaten those men during his reign). AJ says he is the best in TNA. He says he is the best looking and the best athlete and he is the workhorse of TNA. He says all the wannabes watching in the back that want to jump on the AJ bandwagon can forget it because that train isn't slowing down anytime soon. Rob Van Dam's music hits and Mr. Monday Night makes his way out wearing his brand new t-shirt! RVD gets a massive pop. RVD steps into the ring and Taz says there have been rumors all day long about what RVD intended to do tonight. A HUGE "RVD" chant starts now. RVD says that (and points to the crowd) might confuse AJ but it's called a crowd reaction. RVD says he was back there listening to AJ talk and it seems that AJ thinks he's the best wrestler in TNA as the fans start chanting "AJ sucks." RVD says he knows AJ doesn't suck and maybe at one point AJ WAS the best wrestler in TNA but times have changed. RVD says AJ is used to getting all the attention and says AJ is a very good wrestler, but he's never been as impressed with AJ as everyone else has been. RVD says he's damn sure never been as impressed with AJ as AJ has of himself. RVD says TNA right now is where all the best wrestlers want to be and that's not good for AJ which makes AJ understandably upset. RVD asks how AJ thinks he deserves the top spot in TNA over...and then he drops the mic and points to himself as the fans chant "ROB...VAN....DAM!" Jeff Hardy's music hits now and Jeff makes his way out to the ring! AJ is not happy. Jeff's face paint is just bizarre. RVD and Hardy slap each others hand as Jeff gets in the ring. Jeff says AJ has a little head to be so big headed. Jeff says he knows AJ has done a lot in TNA but he can him to do a lot more and the movement has begun. Jeff says he is in TNA to complete his collection of World Heavyweight Titles. Hulk Hogan's music hits now and the Hulkster makes his way out now! Hulk is wearing an Abyss t-shirt. Hulk says this is exactly what he's talking about and it's exactly the reason everyone is talking about TNA. Hulk says this is why he brought RVD & Jeff into TNA, and it's all about that title as he points to the belt on AJ's shoulder. Hulk says it's time for everybody in the back to up their game because they're raising the bar in TNA. Hulk says AJ is the World Heavyweight Champion and he gives AJ props for that because when you're the World Heavyweight Champion it means you're the best at what you do. Hulk says when you're the champ it means doors open up and things happen that you never dreamed of. He says it's also about the business of being World Champion. Hulk says it's about the limos and the girls and the big paychecks and he says that's why everyone wants the World Heavyweight Title. Hulk says when he won the World Title it changed his life and each and every night you have to prove you're the best. He says each night there is a target on your back. Hogan asks Jeff and RVD how bad they want that belt. He asks Jeff and RVD if they're willing to put their friendship aside and step inside the ring to find out who's the best TONIGHT! RVD and Jeff are hyped up and they're ready for it! AJ isn't liking any of that and says he doesn't care. Hogan says he wants RVD and Jeff to come out here tonight and tear the building down and get these fans screaming "TNA" all night! Hogan says when it's all said and done the man that gets the win he earns a shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Title! AJ tells Hogan to pump his brakes and says that Hogan didn't consult with him before he made this. AJ says he's not going to be ready by Sacrifice but Hogan says he just made the match. Hogan then says he didn't say anything about Sacrifice, he's talking about the man that wins the match tonight will get a shot at the title TONIGHT! Holy crap! AJ goes ballistic and he is pissed off!
Ric Flair walks into the building and the camera man explains to Flair what just happened and Flair is just as pissed as AJ!
Back from commercials Tenay and Taz discuss what just went down and he calls RVD vs. Hardy and RVD or Hardy vs. AJ as dream matches. Tenay says he just received word that Ric Flair would be barred from ringside for the title match tonight!
TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championships
Velvet Sky & Lacey Von Erich (c) w/Madison Rayne vs. Daffney & ODB
Tenay refers to the team of Daffney & ODB has the strangest tag team ever assembled. Daffney was granted a shot at the belts with a partner of her choosing. Last night at Lockdown Madison Rayne won the Knockout Championship inside the Cage. Taz says last night it was mentioned that Syxx-Pac no-showed the event but Dixie Carter has informed him that she had spoke to Syxx-Pac and knew that he wouldn't be able to attend. Daffney nails Velvet with a drop toe hold as the bell rings and then she goes after Madison. Daffney hit's a series of Knee Strikes and then a Jawbreaker over her own knee on Velvet. Daffney then goes to the outside and chases Madison around the ring and then back into the ring where Velvet nails her with a kick. At the bottom of the screen results from Lockdown are scrolling across, pretty neat idea kind of like ESPN's "bottom line" that shows scores. Velvet throws Daffney into the corner and tags in Lacey who puts the boots to Daffney before tagging Velvet back in. For those that don't know TNA recognizes all 3 members of the Beautiful People as champions, Freebird rule in full effect here. Velvet puts the boots to Daffney and then pins her for a near fall. Velvet climbs to the middle rope and goes for a Flying Axe Handle Drop, but Daffney nails her in the gut and then reaches for a tag. Velvet grabs her leg to stop her so Daffney attempts an Enziguri, but Velvet ducks out of the way. Daffney then kicks Velvet off and tags in ODB! ODB hit's a shoulder block on Velvet and then knocks Lacey off the apron and hits Velvet with another shoulder block! ODB hit's a Thesz Press and then mounts Velvet and reigns down right hands. ODB actually spanks Velvet (I would pay to be in ODB's spot right there) and then whips her into the corner. ODB hit's a big Splash in the corner and then follows up with the Fall Away Slam! ODB rolls Velvet up as Madison distracts the referee! Lacey then sprays ODB with hairspray and Velvet rolls her up! 1...2...3 and the Beautiful People retain the belts!
Winners & STILL Tag Champs: Beautiful People via pinfall (rollup)
In the back JB is outside AJ Styles dressing room where AJ is irate. Flair tells AJ this isn't the vision they had and says last night was a disaster for him. Flair says tonight AJ will win no matter who it is he faces, but he says he wants a rematch between Team Hogan vs. Team Flair tonight. JB then walks in and asks Flair about that rematch and Flair says he's demanding it. Flair says they have 5 minutes to come out to the ring or he claims victory via forfeit.
Back from commercials Hogan and Jeff Jarrett have made their way out to the ring where Jarrett holds up a sign from a fan that says "Team Hogan" on it. Abyss says he and Jarrett heard about Flair's challenge but apparently Flair hasn't heard because the war between Team Hogan and Team Flair ended last night when they did exactly what they said they were going to do which was beat their a**! Abyss says if RVD and Hardy weren't already scheduled in a match tonight they would have no problem doing it again tonight. Flair's music hits and he leads out his band of villains! Flair tells Jarrett to kiss his a** and says he doesn't take any crap from guys like them. Flair says Team Flair is here and they're going to kick their a**es! Team Flair hit's the ring and it's on! Sting just watches as Beer Money and Wolfe jump on Abyss and Jarrett but then he walks in and nails Jarrett & Abyss with the bat which starts the beat down! Rob Terry's music hits and "The Freak" runs out and levels Wolfe and then clotheslines Roode and Chokeslams Storm! He throws Beer Money out of the ring and then starts to pick Wolfe up but drops him. He tries it a second time and this time he Press Slams Wolfe onto Sting! Terry lays Sting out with a Big Boot! Terry has cleaned the ring and Flair says he's a dead man. Bischoff walks out as Flair asks Terry who in the hell he is. Bischoff says he thought Flair learned his lesson last night and if Flair wants a rematch then he'll get one! Team Flair vs. Jeff Jarrett, Abyss, & The Freak tonight but it won't be a Handicap Match because he has a guy in the back that can't wait to join Team Hogan! Another big match set for tonight! Tonight it's Abyss, Jarrett, Terry, and a mystery partner vs. Sting, Desmond Wolfe, & Beer Money in a rematch from Lockdown!
Back from commercials Shannon Moore is reading from the Book of DILLIGAF when Matt Morgan walks up. Morgan says TNA Management is making him (he says us again) defend the belts against Team 3D next week and they're making him find a partner. He puts Moore over and asks if he wants to be his partner. Moore asks Morgan if he's counting his ego as a second person or something now (because of the 'us' and 'we' stuff). Morgan laughs and says he's allowing to let Moore join him. Moore says he has to get mentally prepared for his next X-Division Title shot and he says the Book of DILLIGAF in Chapter 22, Verse 6 "both of you guys can kiss my tattooed ass" and walks away. Morgan says to himself "big mistake punk" as we cut back to Tenay & Taz.
In the back Bischoff and Hogan are walking together and talking. Hogan says he will never doubt Bischoff again and Bischoff says the easiest person to con is a con himself and Flair took it hook, line, and sinker. Hogan and Bischoff put over the TNA Title match for tonight and then the Team Hogan/Team Flair rematch. Hogan asks Bischoff if "he" is going to be here tonight and Bischoff says he'll definitely be here. Hogan asks about the Heavyweight Title ranking system that had been previously mentioned. Bischoff says he dropped the ball before but next week the Ranking System will be revealed next week. He asks his awesomely hot secretary to go get the files on the Ranking system so he can show Hogan.
In the back RVD is getting ready for his match and he talks about facing his friend but says he's going to do what he came to TNA to do, show that he's the whole F'n show!
TNA World Title #1 Contenders Match
"Charismatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy vs. "Whole F'N Show" Rob Van Dam
The winner of this match faces AJ Styles tonight in the Main Event for the big belt! RVD and Jeff shake hands at the bell and then they circle each other. The fans are really into this. Jeff shoots in for a lockup but RVD sidesteps him. RVD grabs Jeff in a waistlock and as Jeff goes to reverse RVD snaps off a spinning heel kick but Jeff ducks it. They're selling that they know each other well. Jeff and RVD go in for the Greco-Roman Knucklelock and RVD kicks Jeff in the gut and then puts him in a hammerlock. Jeff reverses it and then RVD reverses it right back and goes for a side headlock. Jeff counters it and goes for the Twist of Fate! RVD blocks it and backs away as the fans are getting behind both guys.
Back from commercials RVD has Jeff in a waistlock and Jeff breaks it with a stiff back elbow. Jeff then hit's the Mule Kick that sends RVD through the ropes out to the floor! WTF, commercials again? SERIOUSLY?
Back from commercials RVD drapes Jeff over the guardrail with a front suplex and then he climbs up on the apron and hit's the Corkscrew Legdrop onto Jeff who was hanging on the guardrail! RVD is also busted open from the wound that he suffered last night. During the break Jeff hit RVD with a sliding dropkick to the outside. Back to live action RVD puts Jeff on the apron and then climbs into the ring and hit's a Slingshot into a Leg Drop as Jeff's head was hanging over the apron! RVD climbs to the top and hit's the Flying Cross Body! 1...2...NO Jeff kicks out! RVD hit's a series of forearms on Jeff which seems to wake him up as he answers with right hands. RVD stops him with a series of leg kicks and then RVD attempts to whip Jeff into the corner, but Jeff reverses it. As Jeff charges at him, RVD attempts a clothesline but Jeff ducks and then dropkicks the legs of RVD and RVD crashes into the turnbuckles hard. Jeff grabs RVD's legs and hit's the Leg Drop To the abdomen and then a dropkick followed by a clothesline! 1...2...NO RVD kicks out! Jeff attempts to whip RVD into the corner but RVD reverses it and then goes for the Rolling Monkey Flip, but Jeff catches him with a nice clothesline in midair! 1...2...NO RVD kicks out again! RVD answers back with forearms but Jeff comes right back with right hands. Jeff comes off the ropes and RVD then drops down in a split as Jeff goes over him and then goes for the Monkey Flip, but Jeff grabs him by the legs and actually leg drops the legs of Van Dam into a pin! 1...2...NO and damn that was an awesome near fall! Hardy with another clothesline and another near fall. Jeff climbs to the top but Van Dam crotches Hardy as Taz mentions that Jeff as NEVER beaten RVD. RVD slides Jeff to the center of the ropes as Jeff is still straddling them! Van Dam nails him with a round kick and then follows up with the Flying Side Kick off the top! Hardy crashes down to the floor! Jeff rolls back into the ring and RVD hits him with a Corkscrew Leg Drop and then the Rolling Splash! 1...2...NO Jeff still kicks out! RVD picks Jeff up but Jeff backs RVD into the corner and lays into him with right hands and goes for the Hardyac Arrest (rope aided corner dropkick) but Van Dam moves and Hardy eats the turnbuckles! RVD hit's the Split Legged Moonsault! 1...2...NO Jeff kicks out yet again! RVD can't believe that Jeff kicked out again and then as Jeff starts to gets to his feet RVD lays into him with kicks. RVD goes for a Suplex but Jeff blocks it and then hit's a Sitout Front Suplex of his own! Jeff climbs to the top but RVD hit's a sickening Spinning Heel Kick to the head of Hardy! RVD climbs up with Hardy and goes for a Superplex but Hardy blocks it and pushes RVD off the top! Swanton Bomb! NO RVD MOVES! RVD up top and he hits it! 5 Star Frog Splash! 1...2...3 and Van Dam is the #1 contender! What a match!
Winner: RVD via pinfall (5 Star Frog Splash)
The dream match is on! RVD vs. AJ STYLES in a wrestling marks wet dream!
In the back Hemme is with RVD and Hardy and she says that Jeff Hardy insisted that Jeff stand by for his interview. RVD and Jeff both say nothing has changed between them and they are still friends. Highlights of the match are shown with RVD & Jeff giving insight into ala UFC post-fight interviews. Jeff calls RVD's Split Legged Moonsault "poetry in motion" and then Jeff congratulates RVD. RVD says he and Jeff agreed before the match that they would have each others back for the title shot tonight no matter what happened. RVD says if AJ was watching then he knows what he's in store for.
In the back Abyss is in the locker room hyping Jeff and Terry up and he thanks Rob for having their back tonight. Abyss says Team Flair has no idea what kind of freak Terry really is. Terry says at the end of tonight everyone will know that he is "The Freak" and he says he'll destroy them. Abyss says they don't know who their 4th member is yet but he trusts Eric Bischoff and he feels like it'll be a 'bombshell.'
Tenay says this match will be under Lethal Lockdown Rules so it's pretty much Lethal Lockdown without the cage. Sting and Jarrett will start the match off and every 2 minutes another member joins the match.
8-Man Tag Team Lockdown Rematch
"The Icon" Sting, Desmond Wolfe, & Beer Money Inc. w/Ric Flair vs. "The Monster" Abyss, "King of the Mountain" Jeff Jarrett, "The Freak" Big Terry, & Mystery Partner
Back from commercial Sting throws Jeff into a barricade as Tenay says they wouldn't wait for an opening bell. Sting repeatedly throws Jarrett into the barricade and even into a fans chair. Sting picks up the chair and whacks Jeff with it! No DQ in this match boys! Sting whacks Jeff in the back with it again! Sting throws Jeff into that barricade yet again and then he drags Jeff up the steps! Sting lays into Jeff with right hands and then he rakes the eyes of Jarrett. Jeff is finally making his comeback with right hands and he throws Sting into the barricade now! Jeff picks up a chair and nails Sting with it and then he picks up another chair and blasts Sting in the back with it again! Jarrett throws Sting into the wall and then he attempts to whip him into it but Sting reverses it! Finally they get back to ringside and Sting slams Jeff into the guardrail. Sting tosses Jeff into the ring finally and stomps on Jeff's hand. Sting taunts Jeff and dares him to hit him but he backs away every time Jeff swings and then puts the boots to him some more. Sting whips Jeff into the corner and goes for the Stinger Splash but Jeff moves and lays into Jeff with big right hands and uppercuts! Jeff comes off the ropes and hit's a clothesline! Jeff whips Sting into the ropes and Sting goes for a clothesline but Jeff ducks and they clothesline each other! The next man in is DESMOND WOLFE! Wolfe tags himself in and lays into Jarrett with a European Uppercut and then he nails Jeff with a cross chop and whips him into the corner hard. Wolfe with another European Uppercut followed by a Running Forearm Smash! Wolfe attempts to whip Jeff into the ropes but Jeff reverses it and hit's a Hiptoss! Jeff drapes Wolfe over the middle rope and hit's the Body Guillotine on Wolfe and then this a series of rights, but Wolfe pokes him in the eyes and hit's the Twisting Arm Wringer. Wolfe lifts Jeff up onto the top rope for the Tower of London but Jeff blocks it and hit's a Back Suplex! The next man in is ROB TERRY! Terry tags Jarrett and climbs in with Wolfe! He lays Wolfe out with a series of clotheslines and then whips Wolfe into the corner and follows up with a backdrop! Sting comes in and eats a clothesline from Terry! Terry lifts Wolfe up and hit's a Front Slam as we see Orlando Jordan looking on (he's the true "Freak" in TNA). Terry lifts Wolfe up and hit's a big Powerslam!
Back from commercials both Robert Roode and Abyss has joined in. Abyss nails Roode with a Big Boot and then a Corner Splash! Abyss hits Roode with a Chokeslam but remember no pin or submission until everyone is in the match! Abyss lays into Roode with right hands and then he whips him into the ropes and hit's a backdrop! The next man in is JAMES STORM! Storm almost tripped as he was coming up the tunnel. Abyss went for a Splash on Roode as Storm climbed on the apron but Roode moves and Storm destroys Abyss with a Leaping Enziguri! Roode follows it up with the Blockbuster off the middle rope! Roode tags in Storm and Beer Money put the boots to Abyss. Storm with knee strikes on Abyss and then he comes off the ropes but Abyss catches him with a Sidewalk Slam! Both guys are down now. Taz says Abyss has a hairline fracture in his hip due to getting hit with the car last week. Wolfe and Jarrett tag in now. Jarrett lays both Roode and Wolfe out as he comes into the ring but Storm comes in and kicks Jarrett. Roode and Wolfe whip Jarrett into the corner and then they try to whip Storm into Jarrett but Jeff moved! Jeff lays Wolfe & Roode out with a Double Clothesline! All four of them are down! 10...9...8...7...6...5...4...3...2....1 and the next man in is SAMOA FREAKING JOE! JOE HAS AN INSANE LOOK ON HIS FACE AS HE WALKS DOWN BACK IN THE OLD RING GEAR! Tenay says we haven't seen Joe for months since he was abducted from the Impact Zone! Joe looks down at Jarrett and Jeff looks shocked and scared to even tag him in but Joe looks down and slaps his arm! Joe comes in and lays everybody out! T-Bone Suplex on Wolfe! Joe throws Sting into the corner and hits him with a Running Elbow followed by a Leaping Enziguri! Roode charges at Joe but eats a Rock Bottom! Joe picks Roode up and tosses him into the corner and hit's the MUSCLE BUSTER! Joe looks freaking nuts! 1...2...3 and BOYS THE SAMOAN SUBMISSION MACHINE IS ALL THE WAY BACK!
Winners: Abyss, Jeff Jarrett, Rob Terry, & Samoa Joe
Joe left the ring as Team Hogan was about to celebrate and he still has that super intense look on his face. Flair walks down the ramp and grabs a microphone and says he has something to say.
Well it looks like TNA and SpikeTV weren't on the same page there as they cut to break too early. They show what happened during the break. Flair challenges Abyss to a match next week with both Flair's Hall of Fame ring and the ring that Hogan gave Abyss on the line!
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
"The Phenomenal" AJ Styles (c) vs. "Whole F'N Show" Rob Van Dam
Remember, Ric Flair is BARRED from ringside! This is a first time matchup, never before have these two men ever been in the same ring together and this is a dream match for many including myself. AJ throws his robe at RVD and then jumps him before the bell putting the boot to RVD. Tenay points out that RVD had two matches last night and this is his 2nd match tonight. AJ punches RVD repeatedly once again opening up that wound on his head. AJ tosses RVD out to the floor and then hit's the Somersault Plancha over the top onto Van Dam on the floor!
Back from commercials AJ is still putting the beat down on RVD as Tenay says that AJ has had complete control. RVD starts to make a comeback with forearms but AJ hits him with a knee and then he whips RVD into the ropes. AJ goes for a backdrop but RVD backflips over AJ and then nails him with a series of kicks and punches. RVD whips AJ into the ropes but AJ slides underneath RVD's legs and then he leapfrogs RVD as he turns around! AJ trips RVD as he started to run the ropes and then drills AJ with a dropkick! 1...2...NO RVD kicks out! AJ throws RVD into the corner and lights him up with Flair Chops and then he grabs the leg of RVD and hit's a Back Heel Trip and elbow drops the leg of Van Dam repeatedly. A high flyer working on another high flyers leg. Van Dam answers back with right hands and then a round kick but when he went for another round kick AJ grabbed his leg and hit a beautiful Dragonscrew Legwhip! AJ puts the boots to that leg and then he chokes Van Dam in the corner. AJ tries to throw AJ into the corner but RVD blocks it with his leg and then hit's a Hook Kick! RVD then follows up with the Stepover Heel Kick! Both men are down now. RVD gets to his feet and as he gets to it AJ lights him up with chops and RVD answers back with right hands. RVD comes off the ropes and hit's a clothesline followed by another one and then a third. RVD hit's a series of forearms in the corner and then he whips AJ into the opposite corner followed by the Rolling Monkey Flip! Van Dam sells the leg as he gets to his feet but then hit's the Rolling Thunder! 1...2...NO AJ kicks out! RVD still selling the leg like it's hurting him. He picks AJ up but AJ trips him with a double leg takedown and then locks in the Figure Four! He has it in the center of the ring! RVD is able to fight and scrape and crawl to the ropes. AJ grabs RVD's leg and drags him back to the center fo the ring and goes for the Figure Four but RVD rolls him up! 1...2...NO AJ kicks out! RVD goes for a clothesline but AJ ducks and hit's the Pele! AJ picks RVD up and goes for the Styles Clash but RVD blocks it and then backdrops AJ over the top to the apron! RVD turns around and AJ goes for the Springboard Hurricanrana, but RVD counters into a Powerbomb! RVD springs to the top and hit's the 5-Star Frog Splash! 1...2...3 and WE HAVE A NEW WORLD CHAMPION!
Winner & NEW TNA World Champ: RVD via pinfall (5-Star Frog Splash)
As RVD celebrates his win confetti reigns down onto him as history has been made! WOW! Jeff Hardy walks out and hugs RVD in the ring as we see AJ Styles looking on shocked from the floor. Hulk Hogan and Dixie Carter walk out and Hogan grabs the belt as we see most of the roster out as well. Hogan raises RVD's arm and then presents him with the belt! This is a pretty cool moment. Team 3D raises RVD up on their shoulder as AJ looks on in shock and like he's about to snap.
RAW in een notendop :
LONDON – As an international star beloved by fans around the world, who better than David Hasselhoff to take the reins of Raw across the pond in London? To say he did a phenomenal job, would be like saying that Kitt from Knight Rider was a "decent ride." Let's face it, The Hoff went off!
Randy Orton vs. Batista ended in a No Contest
While Randy Orton's and Batista's ultimate goal is the World Heavyweight Title and WWE Title respectively, a more immediate goal lay in their paths – namely, defeating each other. The two approached their match as a means of gaining momentum and sending a shot across the bow of World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger and WWE Champion John Cena.
After their match got underway, the two veterans proved why they've accumulated 12 World Championships between them. Seizing a rare opening, The Viper struck The Animal with an RKO. As it appeared Batista would succumb, Swagger interfered, attacking Orton and causing chaos inside the squared circle. Not one to be left out, Cena also climbed through the ropes and locked in the STF on The Animal, who, after a powerhouse struggle, was finally forced to relent and tap out.
The Bellas def. Kelly Kelly & Gail Kim and Jillian & Rosa Mendes in a Divas Baywatch Babe Triple Threat Tag Team Match
Where ever David Hasselhoff goes, the actor brings the beach with him. As special guest host, the former Baywatch actor arranged a Divas Baywatch Babe Triple Threat Tag Team Match featuring Kelly Kelly & Gail Kim against The Bella Twins against Jillian & Rosa Mendes with Santino serving as special guest referee.
As the former Baywatch actor watched from a lifeguard tower, the bikini-clad Divas smashed into each other like waves against the sand. After The Bellas clinched the win, Jillian, who had gotten pinned, caused Santino to nearly swallow his lifeguard whistle. While the Divas pleaded for Hasselhoff to administer CPR, he begged off. Instead, Hornswoggle emerged and nailed the Italian with a Tadpole Splash, causing Santino to cough up the wedged whistle.
Kofi Kingston def. Sheamus by Disqualification
Sheamus continued this week to get his Irish up – way up. After announcing that he will face off against Triple H at Extreme Rules in a Street Fight, The Celtic Warrior was interrupted by Kofi Kingston, the man he pummeled with a steel pipe last week. Never one to back down, The Dreadlock Dynamo confronted his assailant and demanded a rematch. Just when prospects were looking bright for Kingston, however, Sheamus nailed him with the television monitor. The transgression left Kingston down and the Irishman disqualified. His victory, however, didn't stop The Celtic Warrior from further punishing his opponent with a pump kick.
WWE Champion John Cena def. David Otunga
A rookie mistake or the beginning of a brilliant career? After last week, when NXT Rookie David Otunga betrayed WWE Champion John Cena, the fate – and sanity – of "A-List" Otunga was called into question. This week, a hint of his fate was revealed when he faced off against The Champ. With Cena's Extreme Rules opponent Batista looking on, the WWE Champion surmounted a couple of Otunga's underhanded tactics to defeat the self-proclaimed "A-List."
The Champ then called on The Animal to step into the ring. After advancing toward the ring, Batista thought better of tangling with Cena and retreated up the entrance ramp.
Evan Bourne def. Carlito
Carlito has always been known to have a fiery Latin temper. Tonight, however, the rotten apple appeared exceptionally overheated. Apparently, losing quickly will do that. After the high-flying Evan "Air" Bourne disposed of his opponent in short order, Carlito lost it and stormed out of the ring.
Unified Tag Team Champion The Miz def. David Hart Smith
In England, home of black pudding, jellied eels and blood sausage, even the Brits can't stomach The Miz. The Unified Tag Team Champion was showered with boos after proclaiming himself and partner Big Show the "greatest tag team of all time." Even WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart emerged to confront The "Cleveland Screamer's" claims before inviting out The Hart Dynasty – Natalya, Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith – who had defeated the champions two weeks prior.
Hart proposed a match between Miz and Smith with the stipulation that if Smith won, The Hart Dynasty would receive a Unified Tag Team Title Match at Extreme Rules. If Miz won, however, The "Hit Man" would be forced to proclaim Show-Miz the greatest tag team of all time next week on Raw.
Well, The Excellence of Execution should prepare to eat a little crow. After a tough back-and-forth battle, it was The Miz who emerged victorious over the young Hart.
Eve def. Divas Champion Maryse
It was like a scene out of the film Mean Girls. After all the abuse and put-downs suffered at the hands of Divas Champion Maryse, Eve finally got her chance to shut the mouth of her conceited Canadian rival in a title match. Summoning her natural athletic ability, Eve overcame the underhanded tactics and trash-talking to net the butterfly title and become the new Divas Champion.
Special guest host David Hasselhoff opened Raw
The Hoff is in the house! Actor, singer and producer extraordinaire David Hasselhoff was fittingly escorted to the ring by a host of beach-worthy babes. The worldwide star greeted the audience before informing them that he had arranged a match between the No. 1 contenders to the WWE and World Heavyweight Titles, Batista and Randy Orton respectively.
Impact opens up with Jeff Jarrett's music hitting and the TNA founder making his way out to the ring right off the bat this week. Jarrett says that almost 8 years ago he founded TNA and it stands for Total Nonstop Action, so this week he's not going to talk to Sting about getting an answer this week. This week he's going to kick Sting's a** and get an answer out of him, right now! Jarrett drops the microphone and walks around to the backstage area and starts walking up to the rafters. Jarrett begins searching for Sting and tells Sting to stop hiding. Finally at the other end of the catwalk Sting appears and Jarrett spots him, but Sting doesn't realize it. Sting does the finger to the lips "shhh" motion at the camera man but then gets jumped out of nowhere by Jarrett! Jarrett knocks Stinger down the stairs and screams at him the whole way down. Jarrett beats Sting all around the backstage area but Sting comes back and starts choking Jarrett only to have Jarrett come right back on him. Jarrett and Sting brawl all the way to the ramp where Jarrett strips Sting of his jacket and continues to throw right hands at him. Jarrett tosses Sting into the ring and screams at Sting to tell him why he's done what he's done and then the lights go out. When they come back on Sting has a bat and he levels Jarrett with it! Sting continues to beat on Jarrett with the bat until Jeff Hardy's music hits and Hardy along with Abyss and RVD run down and chase Sting off.
In the back JB is in AJ Styles lockerroom where AJ and Flair stand alongside Beer Money and Desmond Wolfe (along with Chelsea). Flair from his wheel chair says that the focus of TNA is standing in the room with him right now. Flair says Sting just laid out Jeff Jarrett and that's just an example of what the rest of the nights going to be like. Flair reiterates that he hates Hogan's guts and that there is only one Ric Flair. Flair says St. Louis is his town and there Team Flair will destroy Hulkamania and Team Hogan. Robert Roode says that last week James Storm busted a beer bottle over RVD's head last week and now this week it's Roode vs. Hardy. Roode says that everyone knows that Jeff likes to fly around like a little birdie but after he steps into the ring with Roode tonight he'll never be able to fly again. Sorry 'bout yo damn luck! Wolfe says last week he put out Abyssamania in one shot. He says that Abyss is simply an animal and like any animal he can be tamed. Wolfe says he will not only tame Abyss but he'll mame him and Hogan's HOF ring will be finally Chelsea's. AJ says it starts tonight between he and Pope when AJ and Wolfe take on Pope and Abyss, and it ends Sunday at Lockdown where he will embarrass Pope and beat the ever loving piss out of him! AJ says there are only two things Pope can do about it, nothing and like it! WOOOOO!
At the announce table Tenay and Taz hype up the rest of the show but are interrupted when Team 3D's music hits!
Brother Ray comes to the announce table and demands a microphone. Devon and Jesse Neal are walking down the ramp with weapons as Bubba grabs a mic. Bubba calls out Hall, Nash, and refers to Syxx-Pac as X-Pac. He says they are supposed to have a match with those pieces of crap but they just got out of Hulk Hogan's office and Hogan is just as pissed off at The Band as they are. Tonight it won't just be a match, it'll be a 6-Man Tag Team Street Fight where falls count anywhere in the building!
6-Man Tag Falls Count Anywhere Street Fight
Team 3D & Jesse Neal vs. The Band (Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, & Syxx-Pac)
Back from commercials 3D & Neal are beating The Band all around the ring with weapons! Nash and Syxx are wearing their ring gear but Hall is in his street clothes. Syxx whips Neal into the corner but Neal is able to comeback with a springboard cross body! Bubba hits a big Splash on Hall and then nails him with a kendo stick. Taz says that this was originally going to be Team 3D vs. Nash and Pac which is why Hall is in street clothes. Neal blasts Pac with a trash can and Devon chokes Nash in the corner. Devon then blasts Nash with a trashcan lid. Bubba throws Hall out onto the ramp and nails him with the kendo stick yet again. IN the ring Neal and Devon continue to beat on Nash and Pac. Neal Scoop Slams Pac and then holds a trash can lid over Pac's groin and Bubba nails it with the kendo stick! Devon tosses Hall back into the ring and chokes him with the kendo stick. Neal wears Pac out with the kendo stick and Devon hits Hall with a cane! Pac finally gets in an offensive maneuver as he throws a trash can at Neal and then kicks him in the face. Bubba puts a trash can over Nash's head and nails him with the kendo stick. Neal is right back on Syxx-Pac choking him as Hall is getting blasted with a trash can lid. Bubba knocks Nash out of the ring while Devon brawls with Hall. Bubba hits a Scoop Slam on Hall and Devon climbs up to the top and hits the Wassup Diving Headbutt! Bubba tells Devon to get the tables! Bubba sets the table up in the ring as Neal slides Pac into the ring. On the outside Nash low blows Neal and in the ring Bubba hits Pac with a Big Boot. Bubba whips Pac into the ropes and hits a big Backdrop! Bubba lays Pac on the table and then climbs to the top until Bubba the Love Sponge runs out and distracts Bubba Ray. Pac low blows Bubba and climbs up top and hits a Super X-Factor off the top rope through the table as Nash nails Devon with a kendo stick on the outside! 1...2...3 and The Band gets the win!
Winners: The Band via pinfall (Super X-Factor)
Eric Young runs out with a hockey stick and chases The Band off as they were continuing to beat on Team 3D. Young grabs a microphone and says he has a bone to pick with Kevin Nash. He says he wants Nash in the ring with him all by himself and surround the ring with a steel cage! Young challenges Nash to a Cage Match at Lockdown! Nash nods his head and says it's on!
Back from commercials Christy Hemme approaches Hulk Hogan and asks how Team Hogan is going into Lockdown. Hogan says things could be better but he has four Main Eventers on his team and everyone will see what Team Hogan is all about at Lockdown. Eric Bischoff's voice is heard off in the distance and Hogan peaks around a curtain and sees Bischoff talking to Ric Flair. Hogan excuses himself and waits for Bischoff to walk up. Hogan asks him what that was all about and Bischoff stutters for a second and asks Hogan if he's jumping to conclusions. Hogan says they should just talk about it in his office alone.
"Prince of Punk" Shannon Moore vs. Kazarian
Moore and Kaz get in each others face before the bell and then they lockup at the bell. They brawl into the corner and the referee separates them. Kaz lets go but then shoves Moore. They lockup again and this time Moore gets Kaz in a waistlock and then hits a suplex. Kaz comes back and puts Moore in a Front Chancery but Moore reverses it into a wristlock. Kaz reverses it and transitions into side headlock. Moore shoves Kaz into the ropes but Kaz grabs Moore by his mohawk and locks in the side headlock again. Kaz hits a Side Headlock Takeover and holds onto the headlock as they hit the mat. Moore fights to his feet and attempts to shove Kaz off again but again Kaz holds on by grabbing Moore's mohawk. Kaz hits another side headlock takeover and then Moore comes back with a Side Suplex out of nowhere! Tenay says he just received word that this Sunday that Team 3D will face Scott Hall and Syxx-Pac inside the Steel Cage! Moore and Kaz lockup again and this time Moore grabs ahold of a wristlock and drops his elbow down on Kaz's elbow repeatedly. Kaz reverses the wristlock but Moore rolls through it and reverses it back. Kaz grabs the ropes and flips over reversing the hold and transitions into a hammerlock. Moore counters with a snapmare takeover and then charges at Kaz but Kaz leapfrogs him. Kaz then drops back and goes for a monkey flip but Moore rolls forward avoiding it. Moore then connects with a series of arm drags and locks in an arm bar. Kaz gets to his feet and shoves Moore into the ropes and then connects with an arm drag, but Moore holds onto Kaz's arm and hits an arm drag of his own! Moore holds onto the arm with an arm bar. Kaz fights to his feet and breaks the hold with a forearm with the free arm. Kaz whips Moore into the ropes and goes for another forearm, but Moore avoids it by sliding between Kaz's legs. Moore hits an Atomic Drop and then follows up with a Leg Drop for a nearfall. Moore puts the boots to Kaz in the corner and then attempts to whip Kaz into the opposite corner but Kaz reverses it. Moore springboards off the middle rope into a Springboard Cross Body! 1...2...NO Kaz kicks out! Moore hits a forearm smash and then whips Kaz into the ropes but Kaz holds onto the top rope. Moore then charges at Kaz but Kaz ducks and Moore goes flying over the top crashing to the floor. Kaz follows him out and hits a forearm and then whips Moore into the apron. Kaz tosses Moore back into the ring and hits a Slingshot Leg Drop for a nearfall. Douglas Williams walks onto the ramp and watches the match as Kaz whips Moore into the corner hard. Kaz then whips Moore into the corner again and hits a Briding Northern Lights Suplex! 1...2...NO Moore kicks out! Williams sits at the announce table as Kaz locks in a Front Chancery. Moore gets to his feet and attempts to break the hold but Kaz lays him out with a forearm. Kaz whips Moore into the corner again but this time Moore springboards off the middle rope again with a Springboard Cross Body, but this time Kaz is able to counter it into a gutbuster in midair! 1...2...NO Moore kicks out! Kaz hits a suplex on Kaz and gets another nearfall. Kaz locks in the Front Chancery again and again Moore fights to his feet and breaks the hold with elbows and forearms. Moore comes off the ropes and goes for a Wheel Barrow into a Bulldog Rey Mysterio style but eats a front suplex instead from Kaz. Both guys are down and both get to their feet at the 9 count from the referee. Kaz charges at Moore in the corner but Moore moves out of the way and nails Kaz with a clothesline and then a spinning heel kick followed by a dropkick! Kaz rolls out to the floor and Moore goes for a sliding dropkick but Kaz avoids it only to eat another forearm! Moore goes for a hurricanrana but Kaz flings him backwards. Moore lands on his feet on the apron and then kicks Kaz and climbs to the top and hits a Diving Moonsault onto Kaz on the floor! Williams calls that move "fool hearty". Moore rolls Kaz into the ring and and then climbs to the top and hits a Diving Hurricanrana! 1...2...NO Kaz kicks out again! Moore attempts to whip Kaz into the corner but Kaz reverses it. Moore attempts to float up and over a charging Kaz but Kaz catches Moore in midair on his shoulders! Kaz then hits a Briding Electic Chair Drop Suplex! 1...2...NO Moore still kicks out! Kaz lifts Moore up and puts him on the top rope and connects with a dropkick to Moore's back. Kaz climbs up to the top with Moore but Moore nails him with back elbows and then hits the Halo (Corkscrew Moonsault) off the top! 1...2...NO Kaz kicks out! Moore charges at Kaz in the corner but Kaz lifts himself up and counters with a sunset flip! 1...2...NO Moore kicks out and reverses the pin, 1...2...NO Kaz kicks out now! Kaz flips Moore over, 1...2...NO Moore kicks out and rolls Kaz up with a small package! 1...2...NO Kaz rolls Moore up with a backslide 1...2...NO Moore kicks out and the bell rings signaling a time limit draw!
Winner: TIME LIMIT DRAW
After the match the fans chant "let them fight" as Kaz and Moore frustrated shake each others hands. Williams grabs the microphone and asks if that is what the 'performing monkeys' do after they're done doing their tricks, kiss and make up. Williams says that's no wonder why the fans don't wont to see them go at it and at Lockdown he'll put an end to it once and for all. Moore and Kaz both chase Williams down the tunnel.
In the back JB is with Velvet Sky and asks her about her match tonight. Sky says tonight's match with not be the Knockouts Title because that belt will be on the line this sunday when the Beautiful People face Tara and Angelina Lock in a Cage Match! Sky says if either her or Madison pin Angelina or Tara then that BP member becomes the new Knockout Champion! JB reminds her that if either Angelina or Tara pin any one of them then they become the new Knockouts Tag Team Champions! Velvet says that's not going to happen and she says the first girl to get stripped to her underwear in the match tonight loses.
Oh man a new insane TNA Shop commercial airs with some guy dancing in a Blue Demon Jr. mask. That was weird.
In Hogan's office Hogan says that Bischoff has crossed the line and says Bischoff screwed Jarrett over yet again, threw Lethal to the wolves, and then fist bumped with Flair. Bischoff asks Hogan if he wants him to apologize for being himself and says that Hogan knew how he was when they got into this thing. Bischoff says Hulk deals with things his way and Eric deals with them his. Hogan says he's not looking for an apology but wants to know what he was doing with Flair. Bischoff says if Hogan hasn't noticed Team Hogan has been getting it's a** kicked and Hogan taught him a long time ago keep your friends close and your enemies closer. He's trying to gain Flair's confidence so he can help Hogan. He says if Hogan really knows him then he knows he can believe that. Bischoff walks out as Hogan shakes his head and Jay Lethal walks in! Lethal says he's been doing alot of thinking and something has to be done about The Band. Hogan asks if they played "Be A Man Hulk" (Randy Savage's Hulk Hogan diss song) and Lethal says he's going to change the name of that song to "Be A Man Ric Flair". Lethal says they have to put an end to The Band once and for all so the Mega Powers need to ride again. Hogan says after Lockdown they'll get it together and they shake hands and Lethal says he's off to search for Hogan's Mega Powers tights. Just absolutely classic.
In the back JB is with the new Knockouts Champion Angelina Love. He asks her about the Lether & Lace Match and she says it's a 'shock' that Velvet chose this type of match. Angelina says that her as a WRESTLER probably would've chosen a WRESTLING match. Angelina says she didn't come to TNA to parade herself around the ring like a lady of the night, she came to take women's wrestling to a whole new level and prove she is the best. Tara walks up and asks how she's going to do that, by winning her freaking title with a stupid key to a lockbox. JB reminds them that they have to co-exist this Sunday and Tara channels Eric Bischoff as she says "you have to keep your friends close, and your enemies closer." Angelina asks Tara what she's going to do about it and they get in each others faces as we go to break.
Back from commercials Christy Hemme is with Abyss and The Pope. Christy says that this weekend could be the biggest night of both of their careers. Pope says Lockdown will be his defining moment in his career and possibly his life. Pope says the question of "does he have it or doesn't he" will be answered this Sunday. He says its put up or shutup for he and AJ Styles and Pope will be "pimpin and riding and jivin" all night long. Abyss says he and Pope have AJ and Wolfe tonight in the middle of the ring which is right where they want them. Abyss says it's going to take more than a fire extinguisher to the face to stop him and suggests next time Wolfe bring a whole fire truck or better yet a bazooka. Abyss says to put him down he will have to take his last breath from him. He gives his word to Hogan that he won't let him down.
"I Quit" Match
Angelina Love vs. Velvet Sky
Angelina is wearing an old Beautiful People t-shirt with a big 'X' over the Beautiful People name. Velvet is wearing an insanely hot leather outfit. She has a microphone on the stage and she says this will not be a Leather & Lace match afterall. She says none of us perverts deserve to see her goodies so instead this match will be Angelina handcuffed in the ring while Velvet whoops her a**.
Back from commercials Velvet climbs into the ring and Angelina, with her hands handcuffed behind her back, puts the boots to her! Velvet picks up the Knockouts Title and blasts Angelina with it! Velvet grabs the microphone and says she forgot to mention the other match stipulation and that's it's an "I Quit Match"! Velvet puts the boots to Angelina and then chokes her. Velvet screams at Angelina to quit but she screams no. Velvet slams Angelina's head into the mat repeatedly and then whips her with the whip that she brought to the ring. Velvet chokes Angelina again and again asks her to quit but Angelina says no again. Velvet throws Angelina headfirst into the top turnbuckle and says that maybe if she strips Angelina naked she'll quit (that got a HUGE pop). Velvet strips Angelina's top off to her bra and Angelina says "I said no you b*tch"! Velvet puts the boots to Angelina again and Madison Rayne & Lacey Von Erich run out and put the boots to Angelina as well. Tara's music hits and she chases Velvet & Madison but Lacey smartly remains in the ring where she eats a right hand from Tara. Tara gets the handcuff key from Slick Johnson and frees Angelina.
Winner: NO CONTEST
Tara and Angelina stare at each other and then Angelina offers a handshake to Tara but she just leaves the ring.
In the parking lot Christy Hemme is standing by Abyss who is laying on the ground with TNA staff surounding him. She says that all she knows is that a car sped away from Abyss.
JB is in the back with Matt Morgan and he says that Morgan had to find a new tag partner for his match with the Guns tonight. Morgan says 'we' don't need anybody and that they are capable of defending the belts themselves. Morgan says TNA is making him find a partner and says he plays by the rules. Amazing Red walks up and it is insane how small he is compared to Morgan. Morgan calls Red "pound for pound the best wrestler in TNA." Morgan says now they have the size and strength of Matt Morgan matched with the speed and quickness of Amazing Red. Morgan says Red needs to do all that flip flopping he does and set one of the Guns up for the Carbon Footprint. Morgan then raises his arm up and Red jumps up and slaps it.
TNA World Tag Team Championships
"The Blueprint" Matt Morgan & Amazing Red (c) vs. Motor City Machine Guns
The Guns won this shot at the belts back at Destination X in the Ultimate X Match. Amazing Red is actually a former TNA Tag Team Champion (actually NWA Tag Team Champion) way back in the Asylum Days with Jerry Lynn. Morgan and Red come out together but Morgan still holds both of the belts. Morgan and Shelley start the match off. They lockup and Morgan tosses Shelley backwards like he's nothing. Morgan then picks Shelley up but Shelley lights him up with leg kicks and then comes off the ropes and ducks a clothesline only to eat a shoulderblock from Morgan. Sabin comes in and eats a right hand. Morgan drops Shelley on top of Sabin with the Sidewalk Slam. Morgan tosses Shelley over the top rope to the floor and then clotheslines Sabin over the top.
Back from commercials Red is in the ring with Sabin. Sabin hits a shoulderblock on Red and then Red leapfrogs him. Red goes for a monkey flip but Sabin cartwheels over the attempt. Red ducks a clothesline and then hits a crazy spinning head scissors. Sabin tags out to Shelley and Shelley goes for a running chop but Red drops down to his back avoiding it and then nips right up to his feet! Red then kicks away a right hand attempt from Shelley and and spins right into a Spinning Enziguri! Red follows it up with the Double-tap Dropkick in the corner. Red whips Shelley into the ropes and Sabin was actually able to blind tag Shelley. The Guns toss Red out to the floor and then Sabin goes for the Slingshot Cross Body but Red moves out of the way and Sabin is able to catch himself on the apron. Sabin then hits a Running Front Kick from the apron on Red that turns him inside damn out! Sabin rolls Red back into the ring and covers him for a nearfall. Sabin goes for a Vertical Suplex but Red blocks it and then hits a nasty hook kick! Red goes to the apron where Shelley tries to to hit him but Red nails him with a right hand! Red then hits a Springboard but Sabin catches him in midair and holds him up in a Vertical Suplex but then he drops him down onto Shelley's shoulders where the Guns hit a Spinning Neckbreaker/Slam combo! 1...2...NO Red kicks out! Morgan grabs Red and drags him to the corner and tags in. Morgan nails Sabin with a back elbow and then throws those nasty back elbows in the corner. Morgan grabs Sabin by the back of the neck and then hits a Big Boot on Shelley and lifts Sabin up and slams him into the top turnbuckle. Morgan hits a Corner Splash on Shelley and then whips Sabin into Shelley. Morgan charges but Sabin gets his boots up and then rolls out to the apron. Morgan charges at Shelley but Shelley avoids him by sliding through the middle and top rope to the apron. Sabin hits a right hand on Morgan and then Shelley slams Morgan into the top turnbuckle. Shelley connects with a Leaping Enziguri to the back of Morgan's head and then climbs to the top. Sabin goes for the Flying Cross Body but Morgan catches him in midair! Sabin comes out of nowhere with a Springboard Missile Dropkick to the back of his partner causing Shelley to crash down on top of Morgan! 1...2...NO Morgan kicks out! Morgan begs off of the Guns and tags in Red. Red hits a shoulder block on a charging Sabin and then slingshots himself into a front flip over Sabin and then hits a sunset flip, but Sabin rolls through and kicks Red in the face! Shelley drops down to his knees and Sabin leaps off his back into a dropkick on Morgan sending him crashing to the floor! Shelley charges at Red but Red gets his boot up and then climbs to the top and hits the Red Eye on Shelley! Red then eats a running forearm from Sabin and Morgan absolutely destroys Sabin with a Spinning Clothesline! Morgan sets up for the Hellevator on Shelley but Red hits the Code Red on Sabin first and gets the pin!
Winners & STILL Tag Champs: Morgan & Red via pinfall (Code Red)
After the match Morgan is pissed that Red stole the spotlight from him and low blows Red. He says those are his belts and then hits the back elbows on Red in the corner. Morgan then places Red's head against the ring post and tries to kick him into it but Chris Sabin pulls him out of the way! Morgan is pissed!
In the back Christy Hemme is standing by as EMT's are loading Abyss up in an ambulance and says that there is a security video of what happened to Abyss that we will see after the break.
In the back Christy Hemme says Abyss is on his way to the hospital and the EMT's think he will be okay. Video footage shows Abyss getting clipped by a car that seems to be driven by Ric Flair.
Robert Roode vs. "Charismatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy
Roode and Hardy lockup and Roode forces Hardy into the corner. The referee separates them and Hardy slaps Roode! Mike Tenay reveals that the opening match at Lockdown will be RVD vs. James Storm and the winner of that match will win the numbers advantage for Lethal Lockdown for his team (meaning that if RVD wins then the first 2-on-1 advantage would go to Team Hogan and so on). Roode locks Hardy in a side headlock but Hardy shoves him into the ropes only to eat a shoulderblock. Roode comes off the ropes but eats a hip toss from Hardy. Roode gets to his feet and shoves Hardy and then Hardy slaps him again! Hardy follows up with an arm drag and locks in an armbar. Roode gets to his feet and shoves Hardy into the ropes but Hardy hits a shoulder block of his own. Hardy comes off the ropes and Roode goes for a dropkick, but Hardy avoids it by holding onto the ropes. Hardy then does his Double Legdrop to the groin and follows up with a sliding dropkick for a nearfall. Hardy goes for the Twist of Fate but Roode blocks it and rolls out to the floor. Roode grabs Hardy by the feet and drags him to the outside. Roode slams Hardy into the apron and then whips him into the steps. Roode tosses Hardy back into the ring and puts the boots to him. Roode picks Hardy up and hits a Scoop Slam and then climbs to the middle rope and hits a Flying Knee Drop! 1...2...NO Hardy kicks out! Roode hits another Knee Drop and then locks in a Rear Chinlock. Hardy fights to his feet and breaks the hold with a Jawbreaker! Hardy comes off the ropes and Roode goes for a backdrop, but Hardy lands on his feet and then hits the Mule Kick. Both men are down now as the referee puts in the 10 count. Roode gets to his feet first and the two trade right hands until Roode kicks Hardy and then attempts to whip him into the ropes, but Hardy reverses it and then hits a clothesline! Hardy follows it up with another clothesline and then a back elbow. Hardy then hits the Sitout Front Suplex! Hardy attempts to whip Roode into the corner but Roode reverses it only to see Hardy quickly climb the ropes and hit the Whisper In The Wind out of nowhere! 1...2...NO Roode kicks out! Hardy goes for the Twist of Fate again but Roode shoves him into the ropes and connects with the Spinebuster! 1...2...NO Hardy kicks out! Roode goes for the Payoff but Hardy blocks it and hits a Stunner! Jeff climbs to the top and goes for the Swanton but James Storm climbs up on the apron. Jeff knocks Storm off but it allowed Roode to climb up to the top with Hardy! Hardy shoves Roode back off and hits the Swanton Bomb! 1...2...3!
Winner: Hardy via pinfall (Swanton Bomb)
After the match Storm pulls Hardy out of the ring and slams him into the guardrail and then the ring post. Storm rolls Hardy back in the ring and climbs in with the beer bottle. Storm blows a fireball into Hardy's face and I think Spike censored it (that was lame). RVD hits the ring and starts throwing right hands and kicks at Storm until Roode comes in and makes the save for Storm. Roode hits a clothesline on RVD and then Beer Money hits the DWI on him!
Back from commercials we see Hardy being helped by the medical staff and Tenay explains that Spike did in fact censor it due to it's graphic nature but says that we can see it at TNAWrestling.com after the show tonight. We then see EMT's putting water in Jeff's eyes and attending to him.
At the announce table Tenay and Taz run down the card for Lockdown with no new matches announced and then we see a video recap of the feud between Mr. Anderson & Angle.
In the back JB is with The Pope and Pope says tonight he has a job to do and his prayers are with Abyss, but Pope has to find a partner. Lethal walks up and calls JB "Mean Gene" and then says what Pope is about to walk into is a tag match and he calls Pope "Reverend Slick." Lethal says he told Hogan that he could always count on him and he's going to prove it so tonight Pope needs to handle "The Model" and he's got the "Dynamite Kid". Lethal says this one's for Hogan. He walks off and Pope looks astonished at what he just witnessed. Pope then smiles and walks off too.
"The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero & "Black Machismo" Jay Lethal vs. "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles & Desmond Wolfe w/Chelsea
We see a shot of Dog the Bounty Hunter and his wife (and kids) in the front row (who Jeff Hardy called a grade A "ass hole" for disrespecting he and Shannon Moore somehow at the taping). As Lethal's music played he didn't come out and then we see why! Beer Money has attacked him in the back! He fought off Roode but then Storm came out of nowhere and hit him with a broom. Storm then tosses Lethal into the wall and and nails Lethal's arm with a steel chair! Lethal comes back with rights and elbows and tosses Storm into a big equipment case. Roode then nails Lethal and tries to throw him into an interview set but Lethal reverses it! Storm then nails Lethal with the beer bottle! AJ Styles comes out followed by Ric Flair being wheeled out by Chelsea. Styles says it looks like Pope's partner has a little drinking problem due to Beer Money so it looks like this will be a handicap match! Wolfe started to make his entrance but Hulk Hogan lays him out from behind with a steel chair to even things up! Dinero jumps AJ on the ramp and then tosses AJ off the ramp into the guard rail! Pope throws AJ into the ramp and Tenay says that he just got word that Hardy is okay and will be fine. Pope beats AJ all around ringside and then tosses him into the ring. Pope goes for a TKO but AJ rakes his eyes and then hits a Leaping Enziguri! AJ puts the boots to Pope but then Pope comes right back with those lightning quick hands throwing body shots followed by the big right hook. Pope sets up for the DDE but Flair gets up out his wheel chair and hits Pope from behind with the title belt!
Winner: Pope via DQ
Flair and AJ then put the boots Pope as Tenay says what a joke it was that Flair was selling the injury. Beer Money comes out now and helps AJ and Flair put the beatdown on Pope. Flair takes his belt off and whips Pope with it as AJ looks on and screams at Pope. AJ then tosses Pope over the top rope crashing to the floor! Roode hands AJ his belt back and the heels pose in the ring until Hulk Hogan walks out. Hogan looks on as Flair dares him to get into the ring but Hogan just stares back.
1. Rob Van Dam beats "Cowboy" James Storm
2. TNA Global Championship: "The Freak" Rob Terry (c) beats Homicide
3. Knockouts Lockbox Challenge: Tara, Angelina Love, ODB & Hamada vs The Beautiful People & Daffney
(winnaars: Angelina Love, Tara, Velvet Sky, Daffney)
4. Ladder Match: Mr. Anderson beats Kurt Angle
5. TNA Tag Team Titles #1 Contenders Match: Motor City Machine Guns vs Team 3D
(geen winnaar, no contest)
6. X-Division Gauntlet Match: Doug Williams beats Jeremy Buck, Doug Williams beats Max Buck
7. "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero beats Desmond Wolfe
Ik zag hier nog geen topic van dus hoog tijd om er een te maken.
Het laatste seizoen van LOST is vorige week begonnen, en we gaan eindelijk uitvinden wat er allemaal gaande is.
t begint al met een grote tempel waar we al wel eens van gehoord hebben, maar nog nooit echt gezien. Inclusief de bewoners die ik weet niet waar vandaan komen. Die stewardess liep er ook tussen. Ik weet niet meer hoe zij ooit dood is gegaan, maar kennelijk is ze daar weer tot leven gewekt, net als Sayid schijnbaar.
Die gast in het zwarte shirt die eerst met Jacob op het strand zat wilde hem vermoorden. Maar om een of andere reden kunnen ze elkaar niets doen, en zoekt hij een loophole. Die vindt hij door het lichaam van John Locke 'over te nemen'. We leren ook dat hij het Smokemonster is als hij in die vorm de 'guards' van Jacob pakt. Hij geeft te kennen dat hij, in tegenstelling tot John Locke, wel naar huis wil. Hierbij kreeg ik het idee dat we Mulder & Scully maar s moeten inschakelen
Lang geleden dat er hier iets over CZW gemeld is.
Nu volg ik het zelf ook totaal niet, het enige dat ik de laatste jaren nog van CZW kijk is het tournament of death. Voor de afleiding, eens per jaar een evenement kijken dat niets met worstelen te maken heeft.
Ik ging kijken zonder voorkennis van de deelnemers, dus was wel verrast toen Thumbtack Jack uit Duitsland mee bleek te doen, als eerste Europeaan.
Heb nooit iets van hem gezien, maar ik wist dat hij een hardcore figuur uit WXW was.
Hij had wel een aantal vrij zieke dingen, maar goed dat is het hele toernooi eigenlijk al.
Het was dit jaar ook voor het eerst dat een deelnemer tijdens het toernooi noodgedwongen moest stoppen wegens te zware verwondingen. Nick Gage die in de finale volkomen fout terecht kwam na een duik door tl-buizen. Eigenlijk wonderlijk dat het nooit eerder zo fout is gegaan, voor zover ik mij kan herinneren.
Gezien de opbouw en promo\'s tijdens het toernooi had ik wel het idee dat het de bedoeling was dat Gage de winnaar zou worden. Hij kon de match niet afmaken, dus werd Thumbtack Jack tot winnaar uitgeroepen.
Een soort Tour de France scenario maar dan anders.... ;)
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