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    Default This Day in History - 26th Jul, 2016

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    1946 - Dave Levin defeats Kay Bell for the Texas Heavyweight Title in Houston, Texas, to begin his second reign.

    1950 - Ray Clements defeats Frank Murdoch to win Amarillo's Southwest Junior Heavyweight Title in Lubbock, Texas.

    1956 - Future NWA World champion Tommy Rich is born in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

    1960 - Curly Gagnon defeats Andy Galipeau in Winnipeg, Manitoba for the Madison Wrestling Club Middleweight Title, to begin his second reign.

    1963 - WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Hans Mortier in West Hempstead, Long Island, NY.

    1967 - Future ECW World TV champion and World Tag Team champion Pitbull 2, Anthony Durante is born in Hammonton, New Jersey.

    1967 - WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Lou Albano in Philadelphia, PA.

    1968 - Fritz Von Erich defeats Spoiler #1 in Houston, Texas for the held-up NWA American Heavyweight Title. This was a rematch from a match two weeks earlier in Houston.

    1968 - WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino & Eduard Carpentier defeated The Siclians, Lou Albano & Tony Altimore in Philadelphia, PA.

    1969 - The WWWF held an event at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The results:
    - John L. Sullivan (Johnny Valiant) defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna.
    - Joe Cox defeated Louis Cerdan.
    - Cowboy Bradley and Joey Russell defeated Billy the Kid and Frenchy Lamont.
    - Antonio Pugliese defeated Luke Graham.
    - WWF International Tag Team Champions The Rising Suns (Mitsu Arakawa and Toru Tanaka) defeated Haystacks Calhoun and Victor Rivera.
    - Killer Kowalski defeated Dominic DeNucci.
    - WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino fought George Steele to a draw to retain the title.

    1970 - Miyoko Hoshino and Yoshiko Miyamoto defeat Masked Killer and Masked Lee in Fuchu, Japan to win the American Girls' Wrestling Association International Tag Team Title.

    1971 - WWWF ran Atlantic City, NJ with the following results:
    -Bill White fought Vincenti Pommetti to a draw.
    -Beautiful Bobby defeated Mike Pappas.
    -Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Juan Caruso.
    -Jimmy Valiant fought the Black Demon to a no contest.
    -Luke Graham defeated Manuel Soto.
    -WWWF World Champion Pedro Morales defeated Tarzan Tyler via countout.

    1972 - Fred Blassie defeats Johnny Barend for the Hawaii NWA North American Heavyweight Title, ending Barend's second reign.

    1972 - Miyoko Hoshino defeats Sarah Lee in Kasugabe, Japan for the WWWA World Singles Title. At the same event, Aiko Kyo and Jumbo Miyamoto win their third WWWA World Tag Team Title from Opearl Anston and Masked Lee.

    1972 - WWWF ran The Armory in Augusta, Maine with the following results:
    -Joe Turco defeated Tomas Marin.
    -Chuck O'Connor fought El Olympico to a draw.
    -Mr. Fuji defeated Arnold Skaaland.
    -Gorilla Monsoon defeated the Black Demon.
    -George Steele fought Sonny King to a draw
    -Chief Jay Strongbow fought Prof. Toru Tanaka to a double disqualification.

    1975 - The WWWF held an event at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The results:
    - Pat Barrett defeated Mike Paidousis.
    - Gorilla Monsoond defeated Butcher Vachon.
    - Bugsy McGraw defeated Dean Ho.
    - George Steele defeated Tony Garea.
    - André the Giant and Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Spiros Arion and Baron Mikel Scicluna.
    - WWWF World Tag Team Champions Dominic DeNucci and Victor Rivera defeated The Blackjacks (Lanza and Mulligan) by disqualification to retain the title.
    - WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Waldo Von Erich to retain the title.

    1976 - Mil Máscaras and Lou Thesz wrestle to a time-limit draw in Mexico City, Mexico at Universal Wrestling Association's first event. As a result, Thesz was declared the first UWA World Heavyweight Champion on August 15, 1977.

    1977 - Ken Lucas wins his 10th NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title in Mobile, Alabama, ending Kurt Von Hess' second reign.

    1980 - Greg Valentine defeats Ric Flair to win the NWA United States Heavyweight Title in Charlotte, North Carolina, ending Flair's fourth reign.

    1980 - Barry Windham defeats Masa Saito for the NWA Florida Television Title in St. Petersburg, Florida.

    1980 - Cien Caras defeats Tony Benetto for the Mexican National Heavyweight Title in Puebla, Mexico.

    1980 - WWF ran an event in Philadelphia, PA at the Spectrum, broadcast over the PRISM Network, which featured:
    -Tor Kamata fought Angel Maravilla to a draw.
    -Sika defeated Rene Goulet.
    -Larry Zbyszko defeated Ivan Putski via disqualification.
    -WWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated WWF Intercontinetal Champion Ken Patera via disqualification. Gorilla Monsoon was the guest referee.
    -Andre the Giant defeated Hulk Hogan via disqualification at 7:23.
    -Pedro Morales defeated Afa.

    1981 - Angelo Mosca defeats Mr. Fuji in Toronto, Ontario to win the Toronto NWA Canadian Heavyweight Title for the third time.

    1983 - Future ROH champion, Roderick Strong is born in Wisconsin.

    1983 - Tiger Jeet Singh and Umanosuke Ueda defeat Giant Baba and Jumbo Tsuruta to win the NWA International Tag Team Title in Nagasaki, Japan, to end Baba and Tsuruta's fifth reign.

    1983 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran Columbia, SC, headlined by Roddy Piper defeating NWA U.S. Champion Greg Valentine and Ric Flair & Ricky Steamboat defeating NWA Tag Team Champions Jack & Jerry Brisco via disqualification

    1984 - The Grapplers (Tony Anthony and Len Denton) defeat The Uptown Boys (Marty Jannetty and Tommy Rogers) for the NWA Central States Tag Team Title in Kansas City, Kansas, to begin their second reign.

    1984 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran Hampton, VA at the Coliseum, featuring the folling results:
    -Jeff Sword defeated Gary Quartanelli.
    -Sam Houston defeated Barry Hart.
    -Nikita Koloff defeated Gary Royal
    -NWA World Tag Team Champions Ivan Koloff & Don Kernodle defeated the Renegade & Mark Youngblood.
    -Angelo Mosca Jr. defeated Wahoo McDaniel via disqualification.

    1984 - Chamaco Valaguez defeats Mocho Cota to win the NWA World Welterweight Title in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

    1984 - WWF ran Dayton, Ohio with the following results:
    -The Moondogs defeated Roger Ruffin & Billy Travis.
    -Ivan Putski defeated Jerry Valiant.
    -Rocky Johnson defeated Mr. Fuji.
    -Big John Studd defeated Chief Jay Strongbow.
    -WWF Tag Team Champions Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis defeated the Wild Samoans.
    -Jimmy Snuka defeated Roddy Piper via disqualification.

    1984 - WWF ran their home city of Stamford, CT with the following results:
    -SD Jones defeated Pete Doherty.
    -The Haiti Kid defeated Dana Carpenter.
    -Tiger Chung Lee fought Salvatore Bellomo to a draw.
    -WWF Intercontinental Champion Tito Santana defeated Paul Orndorff.

    1985 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran Hampton, VA with the following results:
    -Denny Brown fought Pat Tanaka to a draw.
    -The Rising Suns defeated Starship Eagle (Dan Spivey) & Sam Houston.
    -Ron Bass defeated Buddy Landell in a Texas Death Match.
    -Magnum TA defeated Nikita Koloff via disqualification.
    -NWA World TV Champion Dusty Rhodes defeated NWA U.S. Champion Tully Blanchard.

    1985 - Jim Crockett Promotions also ran Albany, GA, headlined by The Midnight Express, Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton winning an 18 Man Battle Royal and splitting the "$10,000" purse. Earlier in the night, Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey had defeated Brett Sawyer & the Italian Stallion.

    1986 - Jim Crockett Promotions held the 12th of 13 events of the "Great American Bash" tour at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. The results were.
    - Steve Regal defeated Sam Houston.
    - NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Black Bart and Konga the Barbarian defeated NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion Denny Brown and The Italian Stallion.
    - Manny Fernandez defeated Baron Von Raschke (with Paul Jones) in a Loaded Glove on a Pole match
    - Wahoo McDaniel defeated Jimmy Garvin (with Precious) in an Indian Strap match.
    - NWA National Heavyweight Champion Tully Blanchard (with James J. Dillon) defeated Ron Garvin in a Taped Fist match.
    - The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton) fought The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (NWA World Television Champion Arn and Ole Anderson) to a draw.
    - Paul Jones (with Shaska Whatley) defeated Jimmy Valiant in a Hair vs. Hair match.
    - Magnum T.A. defeated Nikita Koloff (with Ivan Koloff) to make their best-of-seven series for the NWA United States Heavyweight Title 3-1 in favor of Nikita.
    - Baby Doll and NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) (with Paul Ellering) defeated Jim Cornette and NWA World Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey) in a Steel Cage match.
    - NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Champion Dusty Rhodes defeated NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair in a Steel Cage match to win the title. This began Rhodes' third reign and ended Flair's fourth (official and eighth unofficial) reign.

    1986 - Showing the popularity of the company, WWF ran three live events across the United States on the same night, featuring the following results:

    Detroit, MI at the Joe Louis Arena:
    -Bret Hart defeated Tony Garea.
    -Jim Neidhart defeated Salvatore Bellomo.
    -The Missing Link defeated SD Jones
    -Ricky Steamboat defeated Don Muraco via disqualification.
    -Terry Funk defeated George Wells.
    -WWF Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated the Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff.

    Middletown, NY at the Orange County Fairgrounds:
    -Swede Hanson defeated George Sanders.
    -The Haiti Kid defeated Butch Cassidy.
    -Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Ron Shaw.
    -Susan Starr defeated the Spider Lady.
    -Andre the Giant defeated Big John Studd.

    St. Louis, MO at the Arena:
    -Ivan Putski defeated Steve Lombardi.
    -Randy Savage defeated Jose Luis Rivera.
    -Uncle Elmer defeated Moondog Spot.
    -B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell defeated Rene Goulet & the Spoiler.
    -WWF Intercontinental Champion Tito Santana defeated Brutus Beefcake via disqualification.
    -Lanny Poffo defeated Barry O.
    -WWF Champion Hulk Hogan & Paul Orndorff defeated Bob Orton Jr. & Roddy Piper.

    1987 - Espanto, Jr. defeats El Hijo del Santo for the UWA World Lightweight Title in Torreón, Mexico.

    1987 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran a live event in Cleveland, Ohio at the Municipal Stadium following the end of Cleveland Indians game with the following results:
    -Ron Garvin defeated the Barbarian.
    -Jimmy Valiant defeated Ivan Koloff.
    -NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard fought Jimmy Garvin to a draw.
    -NWA World Tag Team Champions The Rock N' Roll Express, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane

    1988 - WWF ran Lubbock, Texas, featuring:
    -DJ Peterson pinned Omar Atlas.
    -Koko B. Ware pinned Frenchy Martin.
    -Jim Powers & Paul Roma defeated Barry Horowitz & Sivi Afi.
    -WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri Martel defeated Rockin Robin.
    -Tito Santana pinned Ron Bass.

    1990 - Shinobu Kandori and Rumi Kazama defeat Miss A and Harley Saito to win the JWP Pacific Coast Tag Team Title in Yokohama, Japan, ending their second reign.

    1990 - The NWA ran Charleston, SC at the McAlister Fieldhouse with the following results:
    -Brad Armstrong defeated Barry Horowitz.
    -Tom Zenk defeated Buddy Landell.
    -Brian Pillman defeated Mark Callous via reverse decision.
    -Rick & Scott Steiner defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane in a non-title match.
    -The Junkyard Dog defeated the Iron Sheik.
    -NWA World Champion Sting & NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger defeated Ric Flair & Barry Windham.

    1991 - The Can-Am Express (Doug Furnas and Dan Kroffat) defeat Billy Black and Joel Deaton to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Title in Matsudo, Japan, to begin their fourth reign.

    1991 - WCW ran Oakland, CA at the Coliseum with the following results:
    -Terrance Taylor pinned Mike Graham at 10:11 by using the trunks for leverage as Richard Morton distracted the referee.
    -PN News defeated Johnny B. Badd via disqualification at 8:40 when Teddy Long interfered.
    -Dustin Rhodes & Mike Graham defeated Richard Morton & Terrance Taylor when Rhodes pinned Taylor.
    -WCW World TV Champion Steve Austin pinned Big Josh at 15:22 when Lady Blossom pushed Josh's foot off the bottom rope during the cover.
    -Dick Murdoch & Dick Slater defeated Tom Zenk & Black Bart (sub. for Rick & Scott Steiner) at 11:59 when Bart was pinned.
    -WCW World Champion Lex Luger pinned Bobby Eaton at 10:09 after the piledriver.
    -Sting, El Gigante, Ron Simmons & the Yellow Dog (Brian Pillman) defeated Barry Windham, Nikita Koloff, the Diamond Studd (Scott Hall) & the One Man Gang at 12:11 when Sting pinned the Gang; the match was originally billed as an elimination match.

    1991 - WWF ran Las Vegas, NV at the Thomas & Mack Center with the following:
    -Ricky Steamboat pinned Haku.
    -Jim Duggan defeated Col. Mustafa via countout.
    -The Bushwhackers defeated Paul Roma & Hercules
    -The Ultimate Warrior defeated the Undertaker via disqualification.
    -The Berzerker defeated Jimmy Snuka.
    -Marty Jannetty & Jim Powers (substuting for Shawn Michaels, out with a knee injury) defeated the Orient Express.
    -Greg Valentine pinned Earthquake after Andre the Giant interfered.

    1991 - WWF ran San Francisco, CA at the Cow Palace with the following results:
    -IRS pinned Koko B. Ware at 11:07.
    -Davey Boy Smith defeated Typhoon (sub. for WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect) via count-out at 11:34.
    -The Barbarian pinned Shane Douglas (sub. for Greg Valentine) with a boot to the face.
    -WWF champion Hulk Hogan defeated Sgt. Slaughter in a Desert Storm Match at 7:41 via submission with the Camel Clutch.
    -Kerry Von Erich pinned Demolition Smash (sub. for the Warlord) at 7:54 with a small package.
    -Virgil (sub. for Roddy Piper) (w/ Brutus Beefcake) pinned Ted Dibiase at 11:58.
    -The Legion of Doom & the Big Bossman defeated the Mountie & WWF Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys at 15:02 when Road Warrior Hawk pinned Brian Knobbs after the clothesline off the top.

    1992 - WWF ran Orlando, FL at the Arena with the following:
    -Jim Brunzell pinned the Brooklyn Brawler.
    -Virgil pinned the Mountie.
    -The Undertaker defeated Kamala (sub. for the Berzerker) & Mr. Fuji in a handicap match.
    -WWF Tag Team Champions the Natural Disasters defeated Ted Dibiase & IRS via disqualification.
    -Crush defeated Skinner.
    -The Big Bossman defeated Nailz via disqualification.
    -WWF World Champion Randy Savage pinned Ric Flair at the 26-minute mark.

    1993 - Former WCW star Van Hammer received a WWF tryouy, losing to Virgil during a dark match at a WWF TV Taping in Utica, NY. Hammer was not hired.

    1993 - WCW ran Calhoun, GA at the National Guard Armory before 400 fans with the following results:
    -Kent Cole defeated Wrecking Crew Rage.
    -Ice Train (with Thunderbolt Patterson) defeated Tony Vendetta.
    -Keith Cole defeated Wrecking Crew Fury.
    -Lord Steven Regal defeated Mark Starr (sub. for Johnny Gunn) by pulling the tights for leverage.
    -Johnny B. Badd defeated Maxx Payne.
    -Ron Simmons defeated WCW TV Champion Paul Orndorff via disqualification after Orndorff was caught with a foreign object.
    -Johnny B. Badd (substituting for 2 Cold Scorpio) & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce.

    1994 - Peggy Lee Leather defeats Bambi in East Ridge, Tennessee for the unofficial NWA World Women's Title, recognized by Jim Crockett Promotions.

    1995 - WCW ran a WCW Saturday Night taping at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia, featuring the following results:
    -Arn Anderson defeated Rick Hayes.
    -Harlem Heat defeated Larry Santo & Johnny Wheeler.
    -Brian Pillman defeated Sonny Trout.
    -WCW TV Champion the Renegade defeated Maxx Muscle.
    -Ric Flair defeated Alex Wright.
    -Chad Brock defeated Chris Kanyon.
    -Cobra defeated Tom Burton
    -Johnny B. Badd defeated the Grappler.
    -Kurasawa defeated Tony Jackson.
    -Kamala defeated Bob Starr.
    -Vader defeated an unknown.
    -Harlem Heat defeated Bob Hayes & Barry Houston.
    -WCW World TV Champion the Renegade defeated Ray Hudson.
    -Lord Steven Regal & Bobby Eaton defeated the Italian Stallion & an unknown.
    -Diamond Dallas Page defeated Mike Davis.
    -Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Alex Wright defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Dick Slater & Bunkhouse Buck via disqualification.

    1996 - Espectrito defeats Super Muñequito to win the Mexican National Minis Title in Actopan, Mexico.

    1996 - Extreme Championship Wrestling ran The Flagstaff in Jim Thorpe, PA with the following results:
    -El Puerto Rico defeated Super Nova.
    -D-Von Dudley defeated Hack Myers.
    -ECW World TV Champion Shane Douglas defeated Buh Buh Ray Dudley.
    -Raven fought JT Smith to a no contest.
    -Taz defeated the Sandman.
    -The Gangstas, New Jack & Mustafa defeated Devon Storm & Damien Kane.
    -Brian Lee defeated LA Smooth.
    -ECW World Tag Team Champions Perry Saturn & John Kronus defeated Chris Jericho & Mikey Whipwreck.
    -Terry Gordy & Tommy Dreamer defeated The Bruise Brothers, Ron & Don Harris.

    1996 - WCW ran Muncie, Indiana with the following results:
    -Alex Wright defeated Disco Inferno.
    -Public Enemy defeated the Nasty Boys in a dog collar match.
    -Dean Malenko defeated Eddie Guerrero.
    -WCW World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Harlem Heat.
    -Kevin Nash & Scott Hall defeated Sting & WCW World TV Champion Lex Luger via disqualification.
    -Randy Savage defeated WCW U.S. Champion Ric Flair in a non-title match.

    1996 - WWF ran the Selland Arena in Fresno, CA, featuring:
    -Justin Bradshaw defeated Bob Holly.
    -Skip & Zip defeated Marty Jannetty & Leif Cassidy, Henry & Phinneas Godwinn, and WWF Tag Team Champions the Smoking Gunns in a non-title match.
    -Owen Hart defeated Aldo Montoya.
    -Psycho Sid defeated Davey Boy Smith.
    -Steve Austin defeated Savio Vega in a No DQ match.
    -The Undertaker defeated Mankind.
    -Yokozuna defeated Goldust
    -Marc Mero defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
    -WWF Champion Shawn Michaels defeated Vader.

    1997 - Octagoncito defeats Pentagoncito in Tulancingo, Mexico for the Mexican National Minis Title.

    1997 - Extreme Championship Wrestling ran Buffalo, NY at the Bert Flickenger Center with the following results:
    -John Kronus pinned Louie Spicolli.
    -Jason defeated Roadkill.
    -Sabu defeated Bill Wiles.
    -Mikey Whipwreck pinned Barry Hardy.
    -Shane Douglas, Bam Bam Bigelow, & Chris Candido defeated Chris Chetti, Spike Dudley, & Nova.
    -Tommy Dreamer & ECW World TV Champion Taz defeated Sabu & Rob Van Dam.

    1997 - WCW ran the Corestate Center in Philadelphia, PA featuring the following results:
    -Public Enemy defeated High Voltage.
    -Chris Jericho defeated Alex Wright.
    -Chris Benoit defeated Lord Steven Regal.
    -Eddie Guerrero defeated Dean Malenko.
    -Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Buff Bagwell & Scott Norton.
    -WCW U.S. Champion Jeff Jarrett defeated Steve McMichael.
    -Ric Flair defeated Syxx.
    -Randy Savage defeated Diamond Dallas Page via countout.
    -WCW Tag Team Champions Scott Hall & Kevin Nash defeated Lex Luger & the Giant.

    1997 - WWF ran Cleveland, Ohio at the Gund Arena, featuring:
    -Savio Vega & Miguel Perez defeated the Headbangers.
    -Rockabilly defeated Flash Funk.
    -Brian Pillman defeated Jesse Jammes.
    -Henry & Phinneas Godwinn defeated The Blackjacks, Blackjack Barry Windham & Blackjack Bradshaw.
    -Ken Shamrock defeated WWF European Champion Davey Boy Smith via disqualification.
    -Vader defeated Goldust.
    -WWF Intercontinental Champion Owen Hart defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley and Mankind when Hart pinned Mankind.
    -Steve Austin pinned Bret Hart.
    -WWF Champion the Undertaker & Legion of Doom defeated Farooq, Kama, & D-Lo Brown.

    1998 - The WWF held its 23rd "In Your House" event, "Fully Loaded", at Fresno, California's Selland Arena. 9,855 fans attended the show, which got a 0.9 buyrate. The results were:
    - Val Venis pinned Jeff Jarrett (with Tennessee Lee) with a roll-up.
    - D'Lo Brown (with The Godfather) pinned X-Pac (with Chyna) with the Sky High.
    - Faarooq and Scorpio defeated Justin Bradshaw and Terry Funk, when Scorpio pinned Funk after a 450° splash.
    - Mark Henry pinned Vader with a splash.
    - The Disciples of Apocalypse (8-Ball and Skull (with Paul Ellering)) defeated L.O.D. 2000 (Animal and Hawk (with Sunny)), when Animal was pinned.
    - Owen Hart defeated Ken Shamrock in a Dungeon match, by knocking him out with a dumbbell and tapping Shamrock's hand on the floor as if he tapped out. This match was taped days earlier in the Hart family Dungeon in Calgary, and Dan Severn was the guest referee.
    - WWF Intercontinental Champion The Rock fought Triple H (with Chyna) to a 30-minute time-limit draw in a best-of-three falls match to retain the title. Rock pinned Triple H after a Rock Bottom and Triple H pinned Rock after Chyna ran in and DDT'd Rock. The time limit expired right after Triple H had Pedigreed Rock.
    - Sable defeated Jacqueline in a Bikini contest. This decision was reversed the following night on RAW due to Sable not wearing a bikini top, as she had handprints painted on her chest.
    - WWF Champion Steve Austin and The Undertaker defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Kane and Mankind, when Undertaker pinned Kane after the Tombstone piledriver, to win the title.

    1998 - World Championship Wrestling ran a free event in New York City's Battery Park as part of the 1998 Goodwill Games. The results from the outdoor event saw:
    -Stevie Ray defeated Steve McMichael.
    -Villano IV defeated El Dandy.
    -Fit Finlay defeated Disco Inferno
    -Dean Malenko defeated WCW Cruiserweight Champion Chris Jericho in a non-title match in the best bout of the event.
    -WCW World Champion Bill Goldberg defeated Curt Hennig with the spear and jackhammer.

    1998 - Extreme Championship Wrestling ran Kissimmee, FL at the Agricultural Center with the following results:
    -Chris Chetti defeated the Cuban Assassin.
    -Taz defeated the Blue Meanie.
    -Axl Rotten & Balls Mahoney defeated Danny Doring & Mike Lozansky.
    -Lance Storm vs. Chris Candido.
    -Spike Dudley defeated Ulf Hermann
    -Jerry Lynn & Masato Tanaka defeated Mike Awesome & Justin Credible.
    -Bam Bam Bigelow defeated John Kronus.
    -ECW World Tag Team Champions, ECW World TV Champion Rob Van Dam & Sabu defeated The FBI, Tracy Smothers & Little Guido.
    -Buh Buh Ray, D-Von, & Big Dick Dudley defeated Tommy Dreamer, Spike Dudley, & the Sandman.

    1999 - The WWF's "RAW is WAR" more than doubles "WCW Monday Nitro"'s rating in this week of the Monday Night War, 7.1 to 3.4.

    "RAW is WAR" was live from Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The results:
    -Kurt Angle defeated Erin O'Grady (the future Crash Holly) in a dark match.
    - WWF Tag Team Champions The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Faarooq) defeated Edge and Christian.
    - The Godfather and Val Venis defeated Droz and Prince Albert in a Street Fight.
    - Kane defeated The Big Show and The Undertaker by disqualification in a Handicap match.
    - Triple H (with Chyna) defeated Ken Shamrock.
    - The Rock fought Chyna and Billy Gunn to a no-contest in a Handicap match.

    "Nitro" was live from the historic Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee. The results were:
    - Bobby Duncum, Jr. and Kendall Windham (with Barry Windham and Curt Hennig) defeated Juventud Guerrera and Psychosis.
    - Rey Misterio, Jr. defeated Vampiro (with The Insane Clown Posse (Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J)) by disqualification.
    - Stevie Ray defeated Vincent (with Horace).
    - Prince Iaukea defeated Lash LeRoux by disqualification.
    - Evan Karagias defeated Ernest Miller (with Sonny Onoo).
    - Steven Regal (with Dave Taylor) defeated Mikey Whipwreck.
    - Goldberg defeated Curt Hennig (with Bobby Duncum, Jr. and Barry and Kendall Windham) by disqualification.
    - Madusa defeated Patty Stone Grinder.
    - Shane Douglas defeated Scott Putski.
    - WCW United States Heavyweight Champion David Flair (with Asya and Torrie Wilson) defeated Chris Benoit to retain the title.
    - WCW World Television Champion Rick Steiner defeated Chase Tatum to retain the title.
    - Kevin Nash and& Sid Vicious defeated Hulk Hogan and Sting.

    1999 - In Shotgun Saturday Night matches taped in Cleveland, WWE results saw:
    -Meat (Shawn Stasiak) defeated Joey Abs.
    -The Big Bossman defeated Chaz.
    -Test defeated Lou Marconi.
    -Mideon defeated Shawn Casey.

    2000 - Rojo del Sol defeats "Showa" for the DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Title in Tokyo, Japan. At the same show, Koichiro Kimura defeats Masao Orihara to win the DDT KO-D Openweight Title.

    2000 - The Kingpins defeat The Mean Street Posse (Joey Abs and Rodney) for the Memphis Championship Wrestling Southern Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee.

    2002 - Disco Fury defeats Asian Cougar in Surrey, British Columbia to win the NWA Canadian Junior Heavyweight Title in Surrey, British Columbia, beginning his sixth reign.

    2002 - The Lynch Mob (2 Tuff Tony and Corporal Robinson) defeat The Backseat Boyz (Trent Acid and Johnny Kashmere) for the vacant Insane Wrestling Federation Tag Team Title in Hamtramck, Michigan.

    2003 - CZW held "Tournament of Death II" at Rack's Bar and Billiards in Dover, Delaware. Scrapdog Kevin Quigley filed the following live report:

    *In a Pane of Glass Death Match, Zandig beat “Spyder" Nate Webb after powerbombing him through a pane of glass in the corner to advance to the semifinals. This was a sick opener, like you would expect anything different!

    *Sick Nick Mondo beat JC bailey in a light tubes mach after a nasty Death Valley Driver through numerous light tubes to advance to the semifinals. There were lots of light tube shots.

    *Necro Butcher beat Corporal Robinson in a 4 Corners of Pain Match to advance to the semifinals. These two put on a brutal match that was highlighted by Robinson stapling Necro's tongue to the turnbuckle! Lots of crazy, crazy bumps to say the least.

    *In the final quarterfinal match, Ian Rotten beat Nick Gage in a Barbed Wire Board and Light Tube Table Match to advance to the semifinals. Nate Hatred ran out and helped Ian advance. There was a lot of brawling and the crowd was into this match. Not as crazy as the previous match but good none the less.

    *In a Fans Bring the Weapon's Match, Ian Rotten beat Necro Butcher to advance to the finals of TOD II. There were several crazy bumps including an easily 52" wide screen TV being used as Ian splashed Necro, who had the TV on top of him.

    *In a 2 out of 3 falls Log Cabin Death Match (whoever sent their opponent through the log cabins of light tubes two times would win) saw Nick Mondo beat Zandig 2 falls to one. In a bump that will be talked about for a long time, Zandig bodyslammed Mondo off the roof of a building through three tables that had a log cabin of tubes on top. Mondo actually got the win for putting Zandig through, though, since Zandig went through the glass before Mondo. Back in the ring, Mondo quickly broke the other log cabin of tubes over Zandig's back for the win.

    *In the finals of Tournament of Death II, Sick Nick Mondo beat Ian Rotten in a 200 Light tubes match. This was filled with lots of light tube shots. Mondo pinned Ian after a double foot stomp to Ian's head that had light tubes on top. The finish was sort of anti-climatic but it was still a sick match. Afterwards, Wifebeater presented Mondo with the TOD trophy. Also, Ian and Zandig agreed to a cage match wrapped in barbed wire that will explode for the August 23rd return show.

    NEWS & NOTES: The reason for the ant-climatic finish to the finals is that Nick Mondo suffered a puncture wound in his back from the big table bump. It was describe as a gunshot type wound and medics were encouraging him not to work the finals and to go to the emergency room instead. He'll most likely end up going to the emergency room but Mondo toughed it out and worked the main event....Attendance was about 550. It was a full house....If you are a fan of wrestling with crazy bumps and insane action I highly recommend this tape. This was just an insane show.

    2003 - Ricky Banderas defeats Chicano for the IWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Title in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

    2003 - PWG held its debut event at Frank and Sons in City of Industry, California. The results were:
    - Charles Mercury, Sara Del Rey and Supa Badd defeated Ryan Drago, Topgun Talwar and Zokre.
    - Excalibur defeated Chris Bosh.
    - Super Dragon defeated M-Dogg 20.
    - TARO defeated Babi Slymm.
    - Hook Bomberry and Apolo Kahn defeated Mr. Excitement and Disco Machine.
    - Hardkore, Inc. (The Hardkore Kidd, Alkatrazz and Adam Pearce) defeated The X-Foundation (Funky Billy Kim, Scott Lost and Joey Ryan).
    - NWA World Heavyweight Champion A.J. Styles defeated Frankie Kazarian.

    2003 - Masahiro Chono defeats Lopaka for the HCW Kamehameha Heritage Title in Kapolei, Hawaii.

    2003 - The NWA Mid-America Tag Team Title changes hands twice in Columbia, Tennessee. Jeff Daniels and Lone Star win the title from Justin Sain and Natas in the afternoon, and Kory Williams and Mike Woods beat them for the title that evening.

    2003 - One day after losing the title to him, Grail regains the Global Wrestling Alliance United States Heavyweight Title from Draegan Frost, making him the first two-time champion.

    2003 - T.J. Dalton and J.T. Stahr defeat Cody Hawk and Chet Jablonski to win the HWA Tag Team Title in Columbus, Ohio, ending Hawk and Jablonski's second reign.

    2003 - Breyer Wellington defeats Jimmy Jacobs for the Independent Wrestling Revolution King of the Indies Title in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Jacobs wouldn't be without gold for long, as he and Gavin Starr defeated Truth Martini and Anthony Rivera in the very next match on the show to win the IWR Tag Team Title.

    2004 - WWE held a live "RAW" at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which got a 3.6 rating on Spike TV. The results were:
    - Randy Orton won a 20-man Battle Royal, last eliminating Chris Jericho, to earn a World Heavyweight Title match at August 15's SummerSlam. Also in the match were: Batista, Rob Conway, WWE Intercontinental Champion Edge, Ric Flair, Sylvain Grenier, Matt Hardy, The Hurricane, Kane, Rodney Mack, Maven, Chuck Palumbo, William Regal, Rhyno, Steven Richards, Rosey, Tajiri, Tyson Tomko and Val Venis.
    - World Heavyweight Champion Chris Benoit defeated Triple H in a 60-minute Iron Man match to retain the title. Benoit pinned Triple H with a crucifix; Triple H pinned Benoit after the Pedigree; Benoit was counted out; Triple H pinned Benoit; Benoit made Triple H submit with the Sharpshooter; Benoit made Triple H submit with the Crippler Crossface; and Benoit pinned Triple H after Eugene gave Triple H a Rock Bottom, after he saved Benoit from a triple-team attack from Triple H, Ric Flair and Batista.

    2005 - Katsuhiko Nakajima and Kensuke Sasaki defeated Shuji Kondo and "brother" YASSHI for the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Title in Tokyo, Japan.

    2005 - Bully Douglas wins a 16-man Battle Royal in Lebanon, Tennessee, last eliminating Chase Stevens, to win the vacant NWA Southern Heavyweight Title.

    2005 - Both of Full Throttle Wrestling's titles are decided in Elkmont, Alabama. In a three-way match, Sinn City (Dave Mitchell & Brandon Smith) defeated BMW (Shaun Peete & Charlie Swinger) and The Dogg Pound (Big T & Little E) to become the first FTW Tag Team Champions. Insane Lane defeats Chris Lee to win the FTW Heavyweight Title, making him the first two-time champion.

    2005 - Lotus defeats Rob Matrix for the HWA Television Title in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    2005 - Then-WWE developmental talent The Miz worked a dark match during a Smackdown taping in Rochester, NY, teaming with Tough Enough winner Matt Cappotelli to defeat The Highlanders. The taping also featured one of two televised appearances by Frankie Kazarian, hwo defeated Funaki on Velociy. Kazarian would quickly request a WWE release after being asked to cut his hair. He would eventually return to TNA and find a place on their roster as a member of Fortune. The taping itself is most remembered for a promo cut by Eddie Guerrero declaring that he, not Rey Mysterio, was the father of Mysterio's legitimate son Dominick, which kicked off an extremely heated feud between the two.

    2006 - WWE's Raw brand ran Houston, TX at the Compaq Center, featuring:
    -Steven Richards pinned Tommy Dreamer with the superkick as Dreamer came off the top.
    -Raven pinned Matt Hardy with a roll up and using the ropes for leverage after Hardy missed the legdrop off the top.
    -Trish Stratus & Linda Miles defeated WWE Women's Champion Molly Holly & Jackie Gayda.
    -Justin Credible pinned Shelton Benjamin with a roll up and using the tights for leverage.
    -Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero defeated Bubba Ray & Spike Dudley in a table match when Benoit blocked Spike's Dudley Dog, throwing Spike through a table set up outside the ring.
    -Goldust defeated Christopher Nowinski.
    -Raven pinned WWE Hardcore Champion Bradshaw to win the title after he and Justin Credible interfered during Bradshaw's title defense against Shawn Stasiak.
    -Justin Credible pinned WWE Hardcore Champion Raven to win the title with the superkick.
    -Shawn Stasiak pinned WWE Hardcore Champion Justin Credible to win the title with a roll up.
    -Bradshaw pinned WWE Hardcore Champion Shawn Stasiak to win the title with the Clothesline from Hell.
    -WWE Intercontinental Champion Rob Van Dam pinned William Regal with the Five Star Frog Splash.
    -The Undertaker & Booker T defeated Brock Lesnar & the Big Show when Booker pinned Show with the scissors kick after Taker hit Show with a chair.

    2007 - WWE announced the release of Rene Dupree.

    2007 - WWE began plans to move forward with HD broadcasting in January 2008.

    2007 - Caleb Konley and Sal Rinauro defeat Pretty Boy Floyd and Simon Sermon in Locust Grove, Georgia to become Deep South Wrestling's first post-WWE Deep South Tag Team Champions.

    2007 - TNA broadcast Impact on SpikeTV. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

    We found out last week that all of the gold in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling will be on the line one more time in the main event of a pay per view but this time it will only be TNA Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle and TNA Tag Team and X Division Champion Samoa Joe involved in this match. It also appears that Kurt Angle's IWGP Title will be on the line as well. Last week we saw the former tag team champions Team 3D come out and demand an audience with the Steiners after what they did at Victory Road. Will the Steiners answer the challenge from Team 3D and will Scott Steiner address Brother Ray's claims that he was not really injured, forcing him to miss Slammiversary? Now that Triple X has reformed despite being forced to never team again after Turning Point in 2004, will any old teams return to the ring? What is next for Christian Cage and his minions as Robert Roode and A.J. Styles wrestle in no disqualification matches against Sting and Abyss?

    We begin this week with Brother Ray's comments calling out the Steiners to appear this week on Impact. We also see highlights from Christian Cage and James Storm's match against Rhino and Chris Harris with Dustin Rhodes' interference and the toast over Rhino's body. We then see Abyss and Sting take care of Christian and Tomko. We see Kurt Angle go crazy as he looks for his clothes. We then see Samoa Joe make the challenge and Kurt Angle agree to meet for all of the titles at Hard Justice. We then see Samoa Joe respond with a head butt only to be sent through a table by Kurt Angle.

    We go to footage from earlier tonight of Christian Cage entering the Impact Zone with A.J. Styles, Robert Roode, Tomko, and Traci Brooks. They are also accompanied by a number of men wearing "Cage Security" shirts. Leticia interviews Cage and wants to know if he has been in hiding. Christian says that he was at Impact last week to do his job and perform at the highest level as he denies that he has been in hiding. He says that he wants to earn an honest buck and asks everyone if that is okay. Christian tells Tomko to pay attention and "stop playing with his toy belt" because they have some real problems to deal with. Christian says that he walked into an unsafe work environment last week. That is why he got Cage Security. He says that they need to protect the top stars. This is the result of two guys, Sting and Abyss. He tells Robert Roode and A.J. Styles that tonight they are going to step up and take the spotlight to become the superstars that they can be. He tells them that not only are they going to beat Sting and Abyss in their matches; they are going to take them out. If they don't he will hold them both responsible. Roode and A.J. say that everything will be alright as Christian leaves. Tomko leaves as well. Roode tells A.J. that Robert Roode is going to hold up his end of the bargain and he wonders if A.J. will.

    We are live on tape from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Mike Tenay and Don West.

    Match Number One: Robert Roode (with Traci Brooks) versus Sting in a No Disqualification Match
    Roode attacks Sting before the bell and he kicks Sting in the ropes. Roode tries to slam Sting's head into the turnbuckles, but Sting blocks it and sting punches Roode and slams Roode's head into the turnbuckles and uses all of the buckles in one corner. Roode goes outside to regroup but Sting follows after Roode. Sting Irish whips Roode into the guardrails and then he sends Roode into the ring steps. Sting goes after Traci Brooks and that distraction allows Roode to connect with a knee to the midsection when Sting returns his attention to his opponent in this match. Roode tries for a piledriver on the ramp but Sting with a back body drop onto the ramp. Traci checks on Roode and then Roode uses Brooks as a human shield when Sting comes after him. Roode pushes Brooks at Sting and then he gets a chair. Sting thinks that Roode is going to hit Traci with the chair so he turns into the chair shot. Roode hits Sting one more time in the back. Roode rolls Sting back into the ring and then he comes off the top turnbuckle with a flying clothesline and gets a two count. Roode rakes Sting's eyes. Eric Young comes to ringside wearing Sting's face paint to give moral support for Sting and we go to commercial.

    We are back and Roode runs Sting into the turnbuckles and chopping Sting. Sting feels none of the chops or punches and then Traci gets on the apron and she slaps Sting. Sting screams and scares Brooks off the apron to the floor. Sting with a big boot to Roode followed by a back body drop and reverse atomic drop. Sting with clotheslines and a Stinger Splash. Sting tries for another one but Roode moves out of the way but Sting is able to stop short of the turnbuckle. Sting tries for the Scorpion Death Lock but Roode pushes Sting out of the hold. Roode hits a spinebuster but he can only get a two count. Roode tells Brooks to get him a chair. Roode gets ready to use it but Eric Young takes the chair and Sting hits the Scorpion Death Drop for the three count.
    Winner: Sting

    After the match, Eric Young celebrates in the ring with Sting while Robert Roode yells at Traci Brooks while they go to the back.

    We go to an interview that Mike Tenay did with Dustin Rhodes. Dustin talks about Goldust and he says that nobody will forget that character and he says that he pulled it off. He was that character and that entertainer. He did what he did to Chris Harris for a reason. Chris Harris was running his mouth. He says that Chris Harris is not ready to be at the top. Rhodes says that Harris is trying to steal somebody's spot and it was his spot. Rhodes says that since he was four years old, there was a side of him that nobody has seen and nobody wants to see. That side wants to come out. He says that he has had his split personality and it is coming out. He says that it is time.

    Mike says that he has never seen anyone have an emotional breakdown like he did with Dustin Rhodes.

    We go to footage from Kurt Angle's visit to his psychiatrist. Angle says that it all started when he was growing up in Pittsburgh. He says that it was no secret that his mother loved him more than his other brothers and sisters. He says that when he was three years old, everyone knew that he was going to be special. He was beating up every six year old on the block. He says that he was not a bully. He was just better than everybody else. His siblings were jealous of him and then he calls them losers. He says that his sister got a job at an orphanage and calls her a big loser. He wonders how small her paycheck was. There comes a time in your life when you need to make a decision. Do you want to wear Armani suits or do you want to help orphans? Angle says that he chooses to wear Armani suits. He says let someone else watch those spoiled brats. We are told that it will be continued as we go to commercial.

    We are back and Kurt is still with his psychiatrist. He says that it got worse in high school because he excelled at everything, including football, baseball, basketball, and especially wrestling. The girls wanted him, not the skanks like the ones who come to watch him wrestle in the Impact Zone. They all wanted to get in his pants. The girls. He says that he is an Olympic gold medalist and his wife knows that it is an honor and a privilege to be Mrs. Kurt Angle. He says that his kids know that too. If they don't live up to his standards, they're going right out the door. Maybe he will send them to the orphanage where his sister works.

    Match Number Two: Motor City Machine Guns Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley versus Latin American Xchange Homicide and Hernandez
    Before the bell rings, Sabin uses Shelley's back as a springboard to drop kick Hernandez over the top rope to the floor. Homicide hits a cross body on Shelley but Sabin pokes Homicide in the eyes followed by a series of kicks from Shelley and Sabin. Shelley with a bulldog and Sabin hits a senton splash and Shelley gets a two count. Shelley chokes Homicide and then he chops Homicide. Homicide responds with chops of his own. Shelley with a knee and then both Sabin and Shelley choke Homicide in the corner. Sabin tags in and he snap mares Homicide and then he rakes Homicide's face. Homicide punches Sabin but Sabin responds with a knee. Sabin tries for a Northern Lights suplex but Homicide gets out of the hold and that allows Homicide to make the tag to Hernandez. Hernandez hits a slingshot shoulder tackle on Sabin and then he punches Shelley and Sabin. Hernandez chokes Shelley with his shirt and tosses him across the ring. Hernandez follows that with the cracker jack on Sabin. Hernandez gets Shelley up for the border toss but Sabin with a back kick to Hernandez and Shelley gets out of the hold. Shelley and Sabin with a double Irish whip but Sabin misses a running boot into the corner when Hernandez moves out of the way. Shelley with a roaring forearm to Hernandez followed by a jumping knee from Sabin. Shelley with a head and arm reverse DDT and Sabin. Homicide throws Sabin over the top rope to the floor. Shelley tries for a kick but Homicide grabs Shelley's leg. Shelley begs for mercy but he gives Shelley to Hernandez. Hernandez catapults Shelley into a clothesline from Homicide and Shelley rests on Hernandez' knee and Homicide hits a senton. Shelley is sent outside the ring but Sabin hits a springboard drop kick to Hernandez' back. Homicide with a kick and he sets for the Gringo Killer but Sabin gets out of the hold. Sabin with an Irish whip and running boot into the corner. Sabin puts Homicide on the top turnbuckle for a superplex but Homicide sends Sabin onto Hernandez' shoulder and Homicide hits the Ace Cutter for the three count.
    Winners: Latin American Xchange Homicide and Hernandez

    After the match, Team 3D come to the ring. Brother Ray wants LAX to get out of the ring. Devon has a mic and says that this has nothing to do with LAX because they already beat their a**es and made them a couple of has beens. He says that he knows that the Steiners are in the building and they are not going to leave until they come out. We go to commercial.

    We are back and Brother Ray is now on the mic and he wants the Steiners to come out. The Steiners come to the ring. Scott tells Team 3D that they don't call them out, but they call Team 3D out. Scott tells Brother Ray that he did not like the way that he was talking to the Puerto Ricans earlier because the Puerto Rican people and the Puerto Rican nation are his favorite people. On June 3rd in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he was in the hospital and they saved his life. Brother Ray interrupts and he tells Brother Devon that in the ring with him are Big Poppa Pump and his "half-retarded" brother Rick. Scott tells Brother Ray to shut up and let his thyroid to continue to spiral out of control and maybe he will gain a few more fat cells. He says that he never missed a match in his life and he would never miss a match against Team 3D. At Slammiversary, when they were supposed to be wrestling, he was fighting for something more important. That was his life. Two weeks before Slammiversary, he was wrestling in Puerto Rico and got kicked in the throat. That tore his trachea and he was taken to the hospital and he was told by the doctor that he had five hours to life. Scott says that being told that you are going to die is a humbling experience. He says that it scared the hell out of him. Scott wants to publicly thank the Puerto Rican doctors, nurses, and the people who showed their support.

    Brother Ray says that the reason why Scott did not show up was because he knew that Team 3D was better than the Steiners were any day of the week. Brother Ray wonders if Scott is serious about the surgery and he looks for the scar on his throat. Brother Ray says that he thinks Scott is lying and that he is scared. Rick helps Scott take off his vest and shirt. Scott says that it is obvious to him that Brother Ray's thyroid has burst and cut off oxygen to his brain. Scott says that although he got kicked in the throat, they cut through his lat and through his rib. They deflated his lung and sewed up his trachea that way. He says that is why he missed Slammiversary. It took him another five days to get home because he could not fly.

    Brother Ray wants to know if Scott couldn't fly and couldn't wrestle because of that scratch. Back in ECW, that was nothing more than a paper cut and he calls Scott a "wussy" Scott says that the more he is talking to Brother Ray, the more he wants to knock his teeth down his throat. Scott says that Team 3D never beat the Steiners. He tells Brother Ray to name a time and a place. Scott says that Team 3D was nothing more than Bingo Hall Champions while they were World Tag Team Champions for a real company, WCW.

    Scott is interrupted by the Voodoo Kin Mafia's music. BG says that he wonders if their invitation got lost in the mail. BG says that he came out for a history lesson because everyone else's history is bass ackwards. The best tag team in professional wrestling history just got in the ring. When they were on top, the wrestling business was on top of the world and that ain't no coincidence. Scott tells Kip and BG that they might have been on top in the WWF but what were they on top of? Scott says that it was a heap of crap. When they were tag team champions, the wrestling was at a high but that was because fans were watching WCW because they were kicking the WWF's ass for eighty-two weeks in a row. As far as Team 3D is concerned, Scott tells them that their fat a**es should not even be in the ring with them. Brother Ray throws down his shirt and tells Scott to stop calling him fat. Scott says that he does not have a doctor's permission to wrestle but he does not need an invitation to kick their ass.

    The Steiners go after Kip and BG but Team 3D helps out the Voodoo Kin Mafia. Brother Ray punches Rick while Kip and BG work over Scott. Team 3D gives Rick a 3D. Devon gets the Puerto Rican flag that was left in the ring after the last match, and they choke Rick with it while Scott watches.

    The Latin American Xchange come to the ring and they help the Steiners. We go to commercial.

    We are back and we return to Kurt Angle in his psychiatrist's office. Kurt talks about his time in TNA. He wonders what he did to anyone here. All he did was beat some people up and give them more exposure than they ever had. He put them on the map. When you take the TNA out of Kurt Angle, he wonders what you have and he says you have a great Kurt Angle. When you take Kurt Angle out of TNA, you have an independent show that draws fifty people at most. He says that he is not trying to take all of the credit, but maybe he is. When you think of Kurt Angle, you think of Gandhi, George Washington, and Martin Luther King. Kurt says that he has a dream and that is that the whole world will come to respect, love, and honor Kurt Angle for the hero that he is.

    The camera pans back and Kurt is sitting in his tanning bed wearing his suit and he has been talking to Kevin Nash, who wants to know if he can get fifteen minutes in the tanning bed. Angle tells Nash to clean up when he is done.

    Match Number Three: A.J. Styles versus Abyss in a No Disqualification Match
    Styles hits a springboard forearm over the referee before the bell rings and then he kicks and punches Abyss. A.J. punches Abyss in the head but Abyss with a back body drop. Abyss charges into a boot but Styles charges at Abyss and Abyss hits a boot of his own. Abyss with a charge into the corner and Styles falls into the corner. Abyss hits a running butt splash on Styles. Abyss presses Styles over his head but Abyss gets out of the hold before Abyss can send A.J. into the crowd. Abyss with a punch but when he charges at Abyss one more time, Abyss hip tosses A.J. to the floor. We go to commercial.

    We are back and A.J. punches Abyss in the head and there is a chair in the ring. A.J. kicks Abyss in the chest and hits an enzuigiri. We go to highlights from the commercial break of A.J. hitting Abyss with a chair while they fought in the bleachers and then we see Styles hit a cross body onto Abyss from the bleachers to the ringside area. Back to live on tape action and Styles has a chair wedged in the turnbuckles. Abyss gets Styles up for Shock Treatment but A.J. gets out of the hold. Abyss with a kick to Styles and then he sets for a power bomb but Styles with a sunset flip. Abyss catapults A.J. into the corner where the chair has been set up but A.J. lands on the ropes. Styles tries for a moonsault but Abyss moves out of the way and Abyss throws Styles into the chair in the corner and then Abyss hits Shock Treatment. Abyss can only get a two count. Abyss tries for the Black Hole Slam but Styles counters it and he sets for the Styles Clash. Abyss is able to block the Styles Clash. Styles hits the Pele kick. Abyss sends Styles to the apron and he tries for a springboard move but Abyss catches Styles by the throat and hits a choke slam but he can only get a two count. Tomko walks to the ring to watch. Styles punches Abyss low and then he charges at Abyss but Abyss hits the Black Hole Slam. Tomko breaks up the cover and he punches Abyss. Tomko stomps on Abyss and then the lights go out. Sting appears in the ring and he punches Tomko and Styles. Sting kicks Tomko and punches him. Sting tells Abyss to get the tacks. Abyss goes under the ring to get the back of thumbtacks. Abyss is pulled under the ring by someone or something. Robert Roode comes to the ring and he punches Sting. A.J. pushes Roode off Sting and he punches Sting. All three men continue to attack Sting while Abyss remains under the ring. Abyss emerges from under the ring and he is bleeding. We cut to the top of the Ramp of Heelish Impact and we see Christian Cage with his "Cage Security". Christian comes to the ring and we see Abyss bleeding all over the floor. Christian pulls the bag into the ring and it is the bag of glass. Tomko choke slams Sting onto the glass. Roode and Styles bring Abyss into the ring. Tomko gets ready to choke slam Abyss but Christian stops him. Christian has A.J. get another bag from under the ring and it is the bag of thumbtacks. The thumbtacks are spread over the glass and Tomko choke slams Abyss on the tacks and Styles covers Abyss for the three count.
    Winner: A.J. Styles

    After the match, we see the new Christian Coalition celebrate in the ring as we go to credits.

    2008 - Ring of Honor taped their "New Horizons" PPV in Detroit, Michigan. Aaron McMann filed the following live report:

    *Ernie Osyris & Kyle Durden & Alex Payne defeated Two Ninjas & Rocky Fontaine.

    *Former TNA star D-Ray 3000 defeated Shane Holister.

    PPV Taping

    *The PPV opened with ROH Tag Team champions The Age of the Fall coming out and claiming they would not defend the belts tonight. The Briscoes hit the ring and attacked Jimmy Jacobs and Tyler Black. They scampered from the ring and Aries attacked Jacobs. Aries and Jacobs brawled to the back.

    *The Briscoes remained in the ring, calling out the Age of the Fall. When they failed to return, Dave Prazak said they had a team in the ring ready to go. The Briscoes defeated Mitch Franklin and Silas Young in a quick squash.

    *Erick Stevens won a Four Corner bout, defeating Shane Hagadorn, Delirious and Ruckus.

    *Austin Aries came out and called for Jimmy Jacobs to come out and face him. Jacobs ran out and stared Aries down, setting up an ambush by Tyler Black. Aries fought him off. MsChif attacked Aries, setting up a three on one beatdown, broken up by undercard performers.

    *The Age of the Fall remain in the ring. Kevin Steen comes out and demands to know why he and El Generico still haven't gotten their shot at the Tag Team belts. Necro Butcher attacks him from behind, setting up a match....

    *Kevin Steen defeated Necro Butcher in a solid brawl that saw tables and chairs used.

    *ROH champ Nigel McGuinness defeated Claudio Castagnoli in a good back and forth match that saw Claudio dominate early.

    We are currently at intermission. I estimate 600 to 700 fans in attendance.

    *Silas Young defeated Kenny Omega.

    *Roderick Strong & Naomichi Marufuji defeated Chris Hero & Go Shiozaki (with Sweet N' Sour, Inc.) Before the match, Larry Sweeney offered Marufuji a spot in his stable. Marufuji declined, angered Sweeney to the point that he said his charges wouldn't be wrestling tonight. As they tried to exit, Lance Storm came out and stopped them and said they would be wrestling and he'll be at ringside. After the match, Sweet N' Sour attacked Storm, who made a comeback, including putting Sweeney in the Maple Leaf before he was overcome.

    *Bryan Danielson defeated Tyler Black (with Jimmy Jacobs) via referee stoppage after a series of elbows to the head. At one point during the bout, Tyler powerbombed Danielsion on the ropes, snapping the top rope off, which really resonated with the crowd and picked up the crowd heat. After the match, Aries attacked Jacobs and they had a bloody brawl through the building. ROH's staff was attempting to fix the ring during the brawl. They ended up brawling towards a ladder, and they did a spot falling off a ladder through the ticket table. Necro Butcher may have tipped the ladder.

    This ended the PPV.

    *The "Honor Rumble", where the winner receives a title shot on 8/1 against ROH champ Nigel McGuinness in Virginia is next.

    *Silas Young defeated Kenny Omega.

    *Roderick Strong & Naomichi Marufuji defeated Chris Hero & Go Shiozaki (with Sweet N' Sour, Inc.) Before the match, Larry Sweeney offered Marufuji a spot in his stable. Marufuji declined, angered Sweeney to the point that he said his charges wouldn't be wrestling tonight. As they tried to exit, Lance Storm came out and stopped them and said they would be wrestling and he'll be at ringside. After the match, Sweet N' Sour attacked Storm, who made a comeback, including putting Sweeney in the Maple Leaf before he was overcome.

    *Bryan Danielson defeated Tyler Black (with Jimmy Jacobs) via referee stoppage after a series of elbows to the head. At one point during the bout, Tyler powerbombed Danielsion on the ropes, snapping the top rope off, which really resonated with the crowd and picked up the crowd heat. After the match, Aries attacked Jacobs and they had a bloody brawl through the building. ROH's staff was attempting to fix the ring during the brawl. They ended up brawling towards a ladder, and they did a spot falling off a ladder through the ticket table. Necro Butcher may have tipped the ladder.

    This ended the PPV.

    *The "Honor Rumble", where the winner receives a title shot on 8/1 against ROH champ Nigel McGuinness in Virginia is next.

    Entrants, in order: were Bobby Dempsey, Kyle Durden, Jay Briscoe, Erick Stevens, Claudio Castagnoli, Ernie Osyris, Necro Butcher, Bushwhacker Luke Williams, Mark Briscoe, Ruckus, Rhett Titus, Sara del Rey, Alex Payne, Delirious, ROH champ Nigel McGuinness.

    Elimination, in order: Durden by Jay Briscoe, Williams by Necro, Necro eliminated by Briscoes, Mark Briscoe eliminated by Ruckus, Dempsey by everyone, Jay Briscoe by Nigel, del Rey by Stevens, Osyris by Delirious, Delirious, Stevens, Titus by Delirious, Payne by Nigel, Nigel by Ruckus.

    Winner is Ruckus.

    2009 - WWE held their Night Of Champions PPV. Here is the original report:

    In a dark match, Cryme Time defeated The Hart Dynasty.

    The PPV opened with a great video package putting over the importance of a championship, followed by segments on the World and WWE Title matches.

    Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & ??? vs. Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase.

    Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler called this match. DiBiase & Rhodes entered first, then Jericho. The announcers noted that Jericho could select someone from any brand to defend the tag belts. Jericho took the mic, and then said we would have a reminder of what happened to his former partner. They showed a video package on Edge's injury and surgery, including his promo vowing to come back. Back live, Jericho cut a promo on Edge, calling him injury prone and selfish. Jericho said he now had a partner who is worthy to stand next to him. Jericho then introduced his new partner, Big Show. Big Show, wearing new ring gear, came out holding the tag belts.

    Big Show shoved Cody in a corner at the bell, but Rhodes avoided a chop. Show backed him into the opposite corner though, and landed the chop. Show flung Cody across the ring with a Beel throw, and Cody rolled to the floor. Cody got on the apron and yanked Show throat first across the top rope, then tagged DiBiase. Show easily downed DiBiase with a shoulderblock, then chopped him and tagged in Jericho. Show whipped Jericho into an avalanche on DiBiase. Jericho hit a back elbow, rammed DiBiase into Show's boot, then tagged him back in. Show and Jericho worked over DiBiase, including Show slamming Jericho onto a downed DiBiase, which looked awkward. Cody tagged in, but was elbowed by Show from the apron, allowing Jericho to roll him up for a two count. DiBiase pulled down the ropes as Jericho went to bounce off, and Jericho went over the top and to the floor.

    Cody went out of the ring and rammed Jericho into the apron. DiBiase and Rhodes hit Jericho with a legsweep/clothesline combo. Rhodes worked over Jericho with a cravate, but Jericho came back with a sunset flip. Cody looked like he wanted to tag before going over, but instead fell through the ropes in another awkward spot. Jericho battled back, with some fans chanting for him, but DiBiase and Rhodes kept him in their corner and away from tagging Big Show. Jericho and Rhodes exchanged forearms, and Rhodes hit a top rope moonsault on a standing Jericho for a two count. Jericho came right back with an enzugiri, but Cody tagged DiBiase, who cut off Jericho from tagging Show. Jericho rolled DiBiase into a small package for two, but DiBiase kicked out and hit a clothesline. Jericho kicked away a backdrop, but DiBiase hit a powerslam. DiBiase rolled Jericho with an armdrag and kicked Jericho in the face. Jericho avoided a splash in the corner and went for the Walls Of Jericho, but DiBiase blocked it. DiBiase went for Dream Street, but Jericho blocked it and applied the Walls. Cody teased running in, getting Big Show to come into the ring and distract the referee. This allowed Cody to break up the pin. Jericho finally made a tag, and Big Show came in and teased chokeslamming both opponents, but Priceless pounded Big Show to break his grip. Jericho got Cody out of the ring and Show speared DiBiase, but Cody broke up the cover. Cody dropkicked Show from behind, and DiBiase clipped his knee from the front. However, Jericho ran in and gave DiBiase a Codebreaker, while Show swatted Cody from the ring. Show put DiBiase in the Colossal Clutch for the submission at the ten minute mark.

    Winners: Big Show and Chris Jericho.

    CM Punk started to be interviewed backstage by Josh Mathews, but when he heard the crowd supporting Jeff Hardy, he took the mic and walked into the arena. Punk stood in the crowd and said he didn't blame the fans for the way they support Jeff Hardy. He blamed the single-parents, who give their kids whatever they want, because their marriages failed. Punk said they weren't good parents, they were enablers. Punk said parents letting their kids look up to Jeff Hardy shows they don't really care at all. Punk said it "starts with a Jeff Hardy T-Shirt, then they're smoking cigarettes", drinking beer, using illicit street drugs, etc. It was a great promo, but I wonder if a lot of it went over the heads of the fans.

    ECW Champion Tommy Dreamer vs. Christian.

    Dreamer and Christian bumped knuckles at the start in a show of respect. They locked up and went into a corner, then slapped each other on the break. Dreamer hit a shoulderblock for a two count, then armdragged Christian. Christian kipped up and flipped Dreamer to the mat. Christian slid under Dreamer's legs, then hit a spin kick for a two count. Dreamer reversed a whip into the corner and charged Christian, and when Christian went for the pendulum kick, Dreamer caught it and hit a neckbreaker off the ropes. Christian came back with a forearm and a reverse elbow off the ropes. Dreamer shoulderblocked Christian from the apron and teased suplexing him to the floor. Christian slid to the outside and tripped Dreamer, sending him face first into the ring apron. Christian hit a baseball slide kick, then went for a springboard bodypress, but Dreamer moved out of the way. Dreamer hit a rolling senton off the ring apron, then rolled Christian into the ring for a two count.

    Dreamer powerslammed Christian for a two count. Dreamer got on the second rope, but Christian pulled Dreamer off, sending him crashing to the mat. Christian snapmared Dreamer and kicked him in the neck. Christian went for a Killswitch, but Dreamer blocked it and went for a back suplex. Christian floated over that and applied a sleeper, but Dreamer fell backwards to the mat to break it. Christian got back on Dreamer with the sleeper, but Dreamer threw them both over the top rope to break the hold. They got back into the ring and Christian went to the top rope, but Dreamer hit him as he came off, then delivered a clothesline and a flapjack for a two count. Dreamer put Christian in the Tree Of Woe, then hit a baseball slide kick. Dreamer went for a DDT, but Christian blocked it, only to be caught with a spinebuster. Dreamer went for a pumphandle slam, but Christian floated over it and hit a DDT for two. Christian went to the middle rope and hit a dropkick. Christian went to the top rope for another, but Dreamer caught it and applied the Texas Cloverleaf. Christian rolled under it and traded punches with Dreamer. Dreamer hit a catapult, but Christian came back with a sunset flip off the ropes. They traded reversals for two counts. Dreamer missed a charge in the corner and Christian hit the Pendulum kick, then a top rope dropkick. Christian went for the Killswitch, but Dreamer reversed it for a DDT, but Christian reversed it again and hit the Killswitch for the win at the eight minute mark.

    Winner and new ECW Champion: Christian.

    Dreamer and Christian shook hands and embraced. Dreamer then raised Christian's hand.

    Backstage, Todd Grisham interviewed Big Show and Chris Jericho. Show said they aren't friends, this is about business. Jericho bragged about what a great choice he made, then proclaimed they would be better than the British Bulldogs, Road Warriors and all the other great teams. Show said they have held 40 championships between the two of them. They said they would be the most dominant team ever. Jericho mockingly thanked Edge for making it possible.

    United States Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Primo vs. MVP vs. Carlito vs. Jack Swagger vs. The Miz.

    Primo replaces Big Show in this match. Carlito bailed out of the ring at the bell to avoid Primo, while everyone else went at it. Lot's of pinfall attempts early. Kofi and Carlito did a nice sequence that ended with them colliding. Kofi gave Primo a rana, right into a Swagger powerbomb, in a cool spot. Swagger started throwing people out of the ring at one point. MVP gave Swagger a belly to belly suplex and brawled with him to the floor. Swagger threw MVP into a security wall. Miz and Kofi ended up being the only two in the ring at one point. Carlito hit a top rope dive on MVP on the floor. Swagger got in with Kofi, while Miz was kicked to the floor. Kofi hit a top rope dropkick on Swagger, then hit a double legdrop. Miz broke up the cover, then nailed Kofi with a clothesline. Miz hit a corner clothesline on Swagger. Primo and Miz fought on the top rope, then Kofi joined him. Swagger powerbombed Primo and Kofi while they superplexed Miz. Carlito ran in and tried to get covers on the downed wrestlers, but only got a two count. MVP went to work on Carlito, then Miz yanked him into the middle turnbuckle. Carlito flipped over Primo on a suplex attempt, then they collided going for bodypresses. Kofi mounted Swagger in a corner but got powerslammed. MVP backdropped Miz to the floor, then bodypressed Swagger over the top rope.

    This left Carlito in the ring with Kofi. Kofi and Carlito traded reversals on cradles, then Primo got in on it and we had three wrestlers traded reversals. Carlito held Kofi and told Primo to hit him, but before he could, Swagger tripped Primo. Primo and Carlito got double clotheslines by Swagger, who then knocked Miz off the apron. MVP caught Swagger with a facebuster on the knee, then called for the Ballin' elbowdrop, which he hit. MVP went for the Playmaker, but as he hit it, Miz gave MVP a full nelson slam. The Colons tossed MVP out of the ring, then Carlito gave Primo a Backstabber. Kofi then hit Carlito with the Trouble In Paradise kick for the win at the nine minute mark.

    Winner: Kofi Kingston.

    Josh Mathews interviewed Randy Orton, who said if it was a singles match, he would beat John Cena or Triple H, but in a Triple Threat match, he could lose without being pinned. Orton said he was counting on their egos to destroy each other. Randy Orton said maybe someday the fans will cheer him the way they do Cena and HHH, but until then, he will remain the WWE Champion.

    Women's Champion Michelle McCool vs. Melina.

    They recapped that incredible angle from Smackdown this week that set up the match (yes, that is sarcasm). As Melina did her entrance, McCool knocked her off the apron. Melina got back in and speared McCool. Melina matrixed under a clothesline, then hit an armdrag. Melina hit some back elbows, then a back kick in the corner. McCool tried to get out of the ring, but Melina pulled her back in, then dropkicked her in the face. Melina hit a tilt-a-whirl back kick, then a boot to the face. Melina missed a dropkick, and Melina went through the ropes and to the floor. McCool hit a running knee on the floor, sending Melina into the security wall. Back in the ring, McCool put Melina in a half Crab, bending her leg past her shoulder.

    Melina made the ropes, and McCool bent her over the middle rope, then shoved her to the floor. McCool missed a running kick on the floor, catching herself on the security wall. Melina and McCool stood up on the security wall, jockeying for position, and McCool hit a DDT, driving Melina into the top of the security wall. Melina got onto the apron, and McCool missed a baseball slide kick and fell to the floor. Melina used a headscissors on McCool near the apron, then hit a face driver off the apron to the floor. Back in the ring, McCool hit a kick to the face, but Melina tripped McCool into the ropes, and delivered a double jumping knee to the back. Melina put McCool across the middle rope, then drilled her with a double kneedrop to the midsection. Melina hit a spinkick for another two count. McCool came back with a belly to belly suplex. McCool rammed Melina in a corner, but Melina hit headscissors, then went for a Thesz Press, but McCool reversed positions and rolled Melina, pushing her legs over her head, up for the pin at the seven minute mark.

    Winner: Michelle McCool.

    John Cena was shown in the back getting ready for his match.

    The events leading to the WWE Title match were shown.

    WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. Triple H vs. John Cena in a Triple Threat match.

    Cena came out first, then Triple H, then Orton. They did the "big fight intros" and Triple H got more cheers than Cena. Orton got more boos than both, but there were cheers as well. Orton slid out of the ring at the bell, but Cena and Triple H got out on opposite sides and cornered Orton. Orton went back into the ring, as did his opponents. Orton went after Triple H, who hit him with right hands. Orton slid out of the ring, but Cena went out and clotheslined Orton on the floor, then tossed him back in. Triple H worked over Orton with punches in a corner, then Orton ran into a Triple H boot after reversing a whip. Cena hit a bulldog on Orton, and Triple H and Cena took turns punching Orton, who bailed out to the floor. Cena and Triple H went out after him, throwing him into the security wall. Cena threw Orton into the ring, and as Cena got on the apron, Orton knocked him back to the floor, into Triple H.

    Orton tossed Cena into the ring and hit some punches. There was a chant for Cena as Orton pounded him on the mat, then stomped his arm. Triple H got onto the apron, but Orton knocked him back to the floor. Cena gave Orton a pair of shoulderblocks, then a powerbomb. Cena did the "You Can't See Me" and dropped the five knuckle shuffle fistdrop. Cena went for an Attitude Adjustment, but Triple H broke it up and threw Cena into the ringpost and to the floor. Orton went after Triple H, stomping him down in a corner. Orton hit a dropkick, then put HHH into a chinlock. Triple H fought up and they exchanged punches, the Orton hit a powerslam for a two count. Orton measured Triple H for a RKO, but Triple H blocked it and hit a DDT. Cena came in off the top rope and did what was supposed to be a double Rocker Dropper, but he overshot both of them. They fell down anyway.

    Orton gave Cena a side backbreaker, sending him to the floor. Triple H went for a Pedigree on Orton, but Orton backdropped him from the ring. Cena got on the apron, but Orton kicked him as he got in. Triple H got on the apron as well, and Orton went to DDT both Cena and HHH off the ropes, but they double backdropped him to the floor instead. Cena and HHH faced off in the ring, HHH mocked Cena's hand gestures. Cena and HHH exchanged punches with the crowd doing "Boo" (Cena) and "Yay" (HHH) with every punch. Cena hit a pair of shoulderblocks, but Triple H caught him with a jumping knee. Triple H hit a facebuster on the knee, but Cena came right back with a Throwback. They teased their finishers, but neither one could complete them. Triple H hit Cena with a spinebuster, then delivered the Pedigree. Orton pulled Triple H from the ring as he went for the cover. Orton tossed HHH into the ring steps, then cleared the Smackdown table and put him on it. Triple H got up and teased a Pedigree on the table, but Cena broke it up and tossed Orton into the crowd. Cena put Triple H in an STF on the table. Orton broke it up.

    Orton and Cena got back into the ring, and Orton went for an RKO, but Cena threw him away. Cena put Orton in position for a superplex. Triple H came in and pulled Cena down. They traded attempts for finishers, then Cena catapulted HHH into the corner, crotching Orton on the top rope as he was trying to stand up. Cena put Triple H in an STF, and Orton went for a punt on Cena, but Cena moved, Orton missed the kick, and Cena rolled up Orton for two. Orton then nailed Cena with a clothesline. Orton stomped Cena and Triple H, then delivered repeated kneedrops to Cena, then Triple H. Orton finally missed one on HHH, and Cena chopblocked his leg. Triple H then dropped a knee on Orton's leg, and Cena then powerbombed Orton. Cena went for the "You Can't See Me" again, then as he ran the ropes, Triple H pulled down the top rope and Cena fell to the floor.

    Triple H put Orton in a Sharpshooter. Cena came in and put Orton in an STF. Orton tapped out, but the referee didn't call for the bell, and stood there looking confused, since Orton was tapping out while in two different holds. DiBiase and Rhodes ran in and attacked Triple H and Cena. The announcers said there was no disqualifications. DiBiase took Triple H to the floor. In the ring, Cena lifted Cody for an Attitude Adjustment, and Orton hit Cena with an RKO for the pin at the 24-minute mark.

    Winner: Randy Orton.

    Backstage, Miz flirted with Maryse, but Maryse called him a loser. Miz said he wasted his time helping her last week. Maryse said she is a champion. Miz called her a tease, and said she would lose the title. Miz said she butchered her chance, the same way she butches the English language, and walked off.

    Divas Champion Maryse vs. Mickie James.

    The Divas trash talked before the bell rang. They locked up, and rolled to the mat in a collar and elbow tieup. They broke up and Maryse shoved Mickie, then ducked out of the ropes to avoid being hit. Maryse did her hair flip thing, and Mickie yanked her down, rolling her up for a two count. Mickie slid under a kick by Maryse, then hit a dropkick for two. Mickie hit a forearm, then a kick to the gut. Mickie went for a headscissors and was tossed to the apron. Mickie went for a springboard, but Maryse kicked her to the floor. Maryse prompted the referee to count, so she could retain the title. Mickie made it back in at eight, and Maryse stomped her. Mickie fought back with forearms, but Maryse hit a back elbow. Maryse applied a camel clutch, and Mickie battled up. Maryse threw Mickie to the floor. Then she threw her back in the ring. Maryse reached under the ring and pulled out a can of hairspray, but as she got in the ring, Mickie kicked her in the gut. Mickie grabbed the can, but the referee took it away. On the floor, Mickie worked over Maryse with shots, then threw her into the ring. Mickie went to the top rope, but missed a bodypress. Maryse put Mickie back in a camel clutch, but Mickie stood up and dropped backwards to break it. Mickie hit a neckbreaker, but Maryse reversed a whip. Mickie caught a headscissors, but Maryse botched something and rolled up Mickie for a two count. Mickie kicked Maryse and went to the middle rope, but Maryse slammed her off. Maryse went for a DDT, but Mickie reversed it and hit a DDT for the pin at the eight minute mark.

    Winner and new Divas Champion: Mickie James.

    Backstage, Josh Mathews interviewed Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes. DiBiase and Rhodes cut a promo that it was more important that Randy Orton retained the WWE title, than it was that they didn't win the tag titles.

    They aired a video package on the events leading to the Intercontinental Title match.

    Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio vs. Dolph Ziggler.

    Ziggler was accompanied by Maria, and sat at ringside. They locked up, with neither getting an advantage. Rey hit a dropkick, and both faced off again. Rey then grabbed a quick rollup for two. Ziggler grabbed a side headlock, then hit a pair of shoulderblocks for quick covers. Dolph grabbed a rear chinlock, but Rey busted out and leapfrogged him. Rey hit a headscissors takedown (sort of), then went for a rana, but Dolph blocked it, threw him in a corner, and took him down for a two count. Dolph stomped him and whipped him hard into the corner. Dolph put Rey back in a chinlock, kicking his legs up in the air to put more pressure on him. Rey elbowed out of it, then gave Dolph a headscissors that sent him into the ringpost. Rey hit a springboard senton, then a springboard bodypress, to score two counts. Rey kicked Dolph, but Dolph came back with a side slam for a two count.

    Dolph went for a vertical suplex, but Rey floated over and ran Dolph out of the ring. Rey jumped off the apron and hit a senton on the floor. Rey went went to the top rope, but Dolph pulled him off into an Electric Chair. Rey punched out of it, then Dolph went for a double underhook powerbomb, but Rey turned it into a rana, sending Dolph into 619 position. Dolph got out of the way and threw Rey out of the ring. Dolph tossed Rey back into the ring, then hit some forearm shots. Dolph put Rey in a camel clutch, but Rey battled out of it. Dolph came back with a powerslam for two, then dropped an elbowsmash for another two. Dolph slapped Rey in the back of the head, and a fired up Rey hit some forearms. Dolph grabbed a full nelson, and Rey struggled in the hold before stomping Dolph's leg to break out. Ziggler grabbed the full nelson again, but Rey turned it into a victory roll and Dolph reversed it for two. Dolph went for a sunset flip and Rey rolled through it and hit a dropkick. Ziggler came back with a neckbreaker.

    Rey gave Ziggler a drop toe hold into the corner, then went to the top rope, but Ziggler gave him a drop kick as he came off for a two count. Dolph charged Rey, and Rey kicked Ziggler's leg out from under him, sending him into the corner. Rey put Ziggler on the top rope, and Rey went up to join him, but ended up being caught with a gut buster off the top by Ziggler for a two count. Ziggler went to slam Rey, but Rey floated over it and gave Ziggler an enzugiri. Rey hit a 619 and a springboard splash for the pin at the fourteen minute mark.

    Winner: Rey Mysterio.

    The events leading to the main event were shown.

    World Champion CM Punk vs. Jeff Hardy.

    Punk entered first, then Hardy, followed by the big fight introductions. Punk kicked Hardy in the leg to start, then hit a second leg kick. Punk said "What do you got? What are you going to do to me?" then grabbed a side headlock. Punk chain wrestled around Hardy, then shoved him away. Punk applied a headlock again, then hit a shoulderblock when Hardy sent him into the ropes. Hardy hit a leapfrog, but Punk grabbed him for a GTS. Hardy floated out and hit a shoulderblock. Hardy then put Punk in a corner with a series of shoulderblocks. Punk came back with a sunset flip for two, then applied a rear chinlock. Punk whipped Hardy into the ropes as he was battling out of the headlock, and Hardy went for a bodyblock, but Punk ducked and Hardy fell to the floor.

    Punk went for a tope, but Hardy moved and Punk crashed to the floor. Hardy rolled Punk back into the ring for a two count. Hardy hit a neckbreaker and went to the top rope. Punk rolled out of the ring, and Hardy turned around and dove at Punk. Punk moved and Hardy crashed into the security wall. Punk encouraged the countout, but Hardy got back in at nine. Punk covered Hardy for a one count, then kicked him in the back repeatedly. Punk whipped Hardy hard into a corner, then went back to kicking him in the back. Punk covered Hardy for a two count, then dropkicked him on the mat for another two. Punk put Hardy in a bow and arrow, but Hardy broke out. Punk kicked Hardy in the gut, then hit some forearms to the back.

    Punk put Hardy on the top rope for a superplex, but Hardy blocked it and hit a second rope gourdbuster. Punk and Hardy slowly got up and traded shots, then Hardy hit a short arm clothesline and a pair of forearms. Hardy hit a double legdrop between Punk's legs, then dropkicked his face for a two count. Jeff went to the top rope, and Punk crotched him. Punk hit a jumping knee in the corner, but Hardy shoved off the bulldog attempt and hit the Whisper In The Wind for a two count. Hardy hit a gourdbuster, then went up for the Swanton Bomb. Punk sat up and Hardy crashed to the mat. Punk picked up Hardy and hit a double underhook backbreaker. Punk applied a Dragon Sleeper, but Hardy made the ropes.

    Punk delivered a series of kicks and slaps, but missed a spinning backfist and Hardy hit a Twist Of Fate. Hardy went to the top rope for a Swanton, but Punk got his knees up. Hardy kicked out at two. Punk went for a springboard, but Hardy kicked him in the gut as he came off. Hardy went for a Twist Of Fate, but Punk reversed it and hit a GTS. Hardy kicked out at two, then Punk covered him twice more, but Hardy kept kicking out. Punk got frustrated, grabbed the title belt, and walked away from the ring. Hardy chased him up the aisle, grabbed Punk and tossed him back into the ring. Hardy pounded Punk in a corner, then gave him a Twist Of Fate. Hardy hit a Swanton Bomb and got the three count at the 15-minute mark.

    Winner and new champion: Jeff Hardy.

    2010 - Former ECW stars began using the group name EV2.0 for their TNA appearances.

    2010 - WWE and Seven-Eleven announced they would once again partner to promote Summerslam.

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    2010 - WWE broadcast Raw. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV Report:

    We start off with John Cena’s confrontation with Wade Barrett and Nexus last week. Then we see footage of the systematic destruction of the WWE Superstars. But then we saw the six men who would join John Cena at SummerSlam.

    We are live from San Antonio, Texas and your announcers are Michael ‘Where is the basement in the Alamo’ Cole and Jerry ‘Did Tony Parker bring his wife tonight’ Lawler.

    John Cena comes to the ring and he is going to talk to the WWE Universe. John says that they are right that everything is bigger in Texas. He says that seven weeks ago, a group called Nexus, without any warning at all came to Raw and destroyed everything in its past. Nobody was safe. If Nexus wanted you hurt, then they would hurt you. That was until last Monday. Finally, the Raw Superstars said that they have had enough. They stood side by side in the ring. It did not matter if they were friends or enemies because they had a common goal. They are going to beat Nexus at SummerSlam and they are going to end Nexus. Nexus is not invincible. He says that with more power, Nexus gets more influence. The more influence they get, they will take over this show. Cena says that if that is the case, it might be the end of Monday Night Raw. Cena says that his team is not the Superfriends. He is not Superman. He says that he is more like Aquaman. He says that Edge and Jericho are like Batman and Robin. He says that Khali is not going to put on Wonder Woman’s attire.

    Chris Jericho interrupts and comes to the ring. Cena mentions that Chris Jericho is on the SummerSlam team. Jericho says that he was standing backstage biding his time until Cena would say what he knew Cena would say. John Cena talked about his team. Jericho says that people told him that they were glad to see that Jericho had changed his ways to join Cena’s team. Jericho tells Cena and the hypocrites. He did not get involved in this to be part of Cena’s team. He did not do this to bask in the glory of heroes. He did not do this to pander to parasites. He did this because of the issues he has with Nexus, especially Wade Barrett, who he groomed and his teachings helped Barrett to form Nexus. Jericho says that this is his team.

    John Cena says that the team can be Jericho’s.

    Jericho tells Cena never to patronize him. He wants to be honest with Cena. The team lives or dies on his whims. Cena slaps the mic from Jericho.

    Cena tells Jericho it is not about Jericho. It is not about him. It is about this damn business. He says that Nexus has taken over this company. Cena tells Jericho if he doesn’t like him fine, the thing is that Jericho loves the business. He says that they have to co-exist. Jericho knows Wade Barrett better than anyone. He says that Jericho is essential to this team.

    Jericho picks up his mic and he tells Cena never to knock the microphone out of his hands again. Jericho then tells Cena that he knows how essential he is to this team. The only chance to beat Nexus is to have the best in the world standing beside you. Jericho says that he knows more than that because he sees the big picture. Nexus isn’t the only threat to this company. The other threat is John Cena. Cena is like Nexus. He interrupts whoever he wants and does whatever he says. However, Cena does it with the support of the drones and people that he dances around for like a puppet on a string. At SummerSlam, as soon as the threat of Nexus is abolished, he is going to take the next logical threat and turn his sights on the next threat in the company. He is going to get rid of Cena. He will either do it with the help of his team, or he will do it by himself.

    Cena tells Jericho to take his best shot.

    It is time for an e-mail from the General Manager. Cole says that the match at SummerSlam will be an elimination match. As a preview, Nexus will face seven men in an elimination match. Additionally, Cena and Jericho will be in a tag team match. The General Manager says that if they aren’t down for that, he has two words for Cena and Jericho.

    We go to commercial.

    We are back with the Slam of the Week: Sheamus defeating Evan Bourne and Miz trying to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase only to be stopped by R Truth.

    Sheamus comes to the announce table to join Cole and Lawler for our first match of the night.

    We see footage from last week’s Triple Threat match when Randy Orton returned to the number one contender spot with a win over Edge and Chris Jericho.

    Match Number One: Randy Orton versus Jey Uso with Jimmy Uso and Tamina

    They lock up and Orton with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Orotn looks at Sheamus before returning to Jey and kicks and punches him. Orton slingshots Jey into the bottom rope. Orton with a forearm across Jey’s chest. Jey drops Orton across the top rope and then Jey kicks Orton in the chest. Jey with a diving head butt for a near fall. Uso with a chin lock as Orton gets back to his feet. Orton with punches but Jey responds with punches of his own. Orton with a knee and clotheslines. Orton with a power slam and then he punches Jimmy off the apron. Orton sets for the IEDDT and he hits it. Orton punches the air before twisting into the RKO push ups. Orton with an RKO for the three count.

    Winner: Randy Orton

    After the match, Jimmy attacks Orton but Orton punches Jimmy and kicks him. Sheamus tries to attack Orton from behind but Orton moves and Sheamus hits the pump kick on Jimmy. Orton with an RKO to Sheamus.

    Miz comes out and he has his referee and briefcase. We are going to have our Money in the Bank match . . .

    Before the referee calls for the bell, Orton hits an RKO on Miz.

    Edge is in the back and he says that on the one hand he can’t wait for SummerSlam to get his revenge. He tells Ted DiBiase that he would rather have Ted on the team than Khali. Cena told him that he had an unstoppable team and Khali was on it. He says that Khali is clumsy and uncoordinated.

    Ted says that when he beats Morrison tonight, Cena will see that he deserves to be on the team. Edge says that he might have to force his hand and face the Great Khali himself.

    Edge walks away from Ted and Maryse and we see Runjin Singh. Will he tell Khali what he heard?

    We go to commercial.

    We are back and Sheamus and Miz are in the ring and they are arguing. Miz is holding his head while we get an e-mail.

    The General Manager has found the team to face John Cena and Chris Jericho. It will be a team of champions, The Miz and Sheamus.

    Sheamus and Miz decide to talk some strategy in the ring before we go to Cole and Lawler.

    It is time to take a look at a SummerSlam Moment: From 1988, Ultimate Warrior versus Honky Tonk Man for the Intercontinental Title.

    Edge is on the phone and he says that they are going to see things his way. Great Khali comes in and he yells something at Edge. Runjin says that he heard what Edge said earlier and he told Khali. Edge says that he has nothing but the utmost respect for Khali. Khali calls Edge obnoxious, delusional, and a complete nincompoop. He challenges Edge to a match right now.

    Edge tells Singh to translate that if Khali loses, he is off the team. We go to commercial.

    We are back and Did You Know that a lot more people watch Raw than Baseball on Monday Nights.

    Cole tells us that Jerry Lawler is part of the team that will face Nexus tonight.

    Match Number Two: Great Khali with Runjin Singh versus Edge in an If Edge wins, Khali is out of the main event at SummerSlam Match

    Edge backs up into the corner and then he escapes Khali. Edge with a punch and Khali does not feel it. Khali sends Edge into the corner and he chops Edge. Khali with a hard Irish whip. Edge punches Khali but Khali with a short arm clothesline. Khali misses a leg drop.

    Nexus come to the ring and Edge leaves through the crowd. Nexus circle the ring and they get on the apron. Nexus enter the ring and they circle Khali and then they give him the chance to leave and Khali leaves the ring.

    We see the team that will face Nexus tonight as we go to commercial.

    Match Number Three: Nexus versus Jerry Lawler, David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, Mark Henry, Yoshi Tatsu, Goldust, and Evan Bourne in an Elimination Match

    Yoshi and Tarver start things off and they lock up. Tarver with a clean break but Yoshi with chops. Tarver with a kick and he works on the shoulder. Yoshi with kicks to Tarver but Tarver with a kick of his own. Tarver with an Irish whip but Yoshi with a kick. Tarver with a power slam to pin Yoshi.

    Yoshi Tatsu eliminated

    Bourne comes in and Tarver kicks him. Gabriel tags in and he punches Bourne. Bourne back body drops Gabriel and Lawler is tagged in. Jerry punches Gabriel and then hits a drop kick. Lawler goes to the turnbuckles and hits the fist drop but he can only get a two count. Barrett pulls Gabriel out of the ring so they can discuss strategy.

    We go to commercial.

    We are back and Kidd with a side head lock on Slater. We see Lawler get eliminated during the break by Slater. Kidd kicks Slater in the corner and the referee pulls him off. Smith tags in and he hits a delayed vertical suplex on Slater and gets a near fall. Smith with a back breaker on Slater followed by a leg drop. Smith with a punch and kick in the corner. Smith with a forearm to Slater followed by an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Smith with a forearm to Slater who does to the turnbuckles. Smith tries for a power slam but Slater escapes and then Slater pins Smith with Sweetness.

    David Hart Smith eliminated

    Goldust comes in and Goldust with a clothesline and reverse atomic drop followed by a punch. Otunga tags in and he punches Goldust but Goldust with the drop down uppercut. Young interferes and then Otunga with the World’s Most Dangerous Spinebuster on Goldust.

    Goldust eliminated

    Mark Henry presses Otunga over his head and drops him. Slater comes back in and Henry with a clothesline. Henry slams Slater and Young tags in. Henry with a clothesline and boot to the head. Sheffield tags in and he kicks and punches Henry. Sheffield tries for a clothesline but Henry with a slam. Henry with a second slam and then he brings Gabriel into the ring. Henry with a splash into the corner but Sheffield with the clotheslines from Hell Junior to get the three count.

    Mark Henry eliminated

    Sheffield charges into the corner and Kidd and Bourne with kicks. Kidd tries for a springboard move but Sheffield with a clothesline. Young tags in and pins Kidd.

    Tyson Kidd eliminated

    Wade Barrett comes in and he misses a clothesline but Bourne with a knee and then he goes after the rest of Nexus. Barrett with a fireman’s carry slam for the three count.

    Winners: Nexus

    After the match, they pick up Bourne and it is time for Sheffield to hit the Clothesline from Nexus. It is them time for Otunga to his the World’s Most Dangerous Spinebuster. Justin Gabriel goes up top for his delayed 450 splash.

    Wade Barrett says that what we just saw was an act of total domination. The Nexus have always been 100% behind a common purpose. John Cena’s team . . . or Chris Jericho’s team already has cracks. It is because of their individual egos and agendas. Wade says that at SummerSlam those cracks will destroy the foundation of that team.

    Skip says that Cena has a team of individuals who do not have a singular focus. No member will sacrifice themselves for the betterment of the group. That is what they have done. Skip says that what you see is the Nexus. They are unbreakable.

    Michael Tarver says that SummerSlam will be no different. They will eliminate each member until they are down to one member. Tarver says that he hopes it will be Cena so they can treat him like a piece of meat and sink their teeth into Cena’s flesh.

    They leave the ring.

    Miz is in the locker room and he is staring at his Money in the Bank briefcase. Sheamus enters and he tells Miz that it has been two weeks that he has tried to cash in the briefcase. Sheamus tells Miz it will never happen. There is no way that Miz can beat him. Sheamus tells Miz to name the time and place and he will leave Miz black and blue.

    Miz suggests that they do it tonight after they beat Cena and Jericho. He will put Sheamus back in the ring so Cena can hit the Attitude Adjustment and Jericho will put Sheamus in the Walls of Jericho. Then Sheamus will be screaming and saying to make the pain stop because you can’t take it any more . . . fella. Then he cashes it in and hits the Skull Crushing Finale to become the WWE Champion.

    Sheamus tells the fella to stop it or he will make him regret it. Sheamus punches the briefcase and leaves.

    We go to commercial.

    We are back and Jerry Lawler is back at the announce table.

    Match Number Four: Brie Bella with Nikki Bella versus Alicia Fox

    Alicia sends Brie into the turnbuckles and works on the back. Alicia with a hard Irish whip and then she kicks Brie in the corner. The referee warns Alicia and Nikki tries to switch but Jillian stops her. Brie with a rollup for a near fall. Alicia with a kick and scissors kick for the three count.

    Winner: Alicia Fox

    After the match, Jillian congratulates Alicia for her win. She says that the twins finally got what they deserved. He has a gift for Alicia. She is going to sing for Alicia. Alicia kicks Jillian and hits the scissors kick before leaving the ring.

    We go to commercial.

    We are back and R Truth is rapping at ringside. We see footage from last week when Maryse claims she was robbed only to see John Morrison attack Ted DiBiase.

    Match Number Five: Ted DiBiase with Maryse versus John Morrison

    They lock up and Ted backs John into the corner and then Maryse grabs John’s foot to allow Ted to attack Morrison. Ted with punches to John and then he gets a near fall. Ted gets another near fall on Morrison. Ted with a reverse chin lock but Morrison with punches. Ted with a knee and punch to stop Morrison’s come back. Morrison with forearms and punches to DiBiase followed by a clothesline. Morrison with a single leg lariat and Ted backs into the corner. Morrison runs into a boot but Morrison with an enzuigiri. Morrison thinks about the corkscrew split legged moonsault but Maryse distracts him. DiBiase with a rollup and he tries to use the ropes but Truth pushes his feet off as Morrison kicks out. DiBiase with a drop toe hold that sends Morrison into Truth and DiBiase gets the three count.

    Winner: Ted DiBiase

    After the match, Morrison and Truth talk about what just happened and Morrison walks away. Truth stops Morrison on the ramp and John Cena is watching his team potentially implode as we go to commercial.

    We are back with a video package from last week’s show when John Cena announced his Super Team for SummerSlam.

    Cole talks about how good Nexus looked while Cena’s team is falling apart from within.

    Josh Mathews is in the interview area with Randy Orton. Josh asks Randy about what he did to prevent Miz from cashing in the briefcase. Josh wants to know if Randy has chosen who he wants to face at SummerSlam. Orton says that before he RKOed Miz, he did the same thing to Sheamus. Orton says that he sent a clear message. It does not matter who the champion is going into SummerSlam does not matter because they will be answered with an RKO.

    Match Number Six: The Miz and Sheamus versus John Cena and Chris Jericho

    Jericho and Cena argue over who is going to start the match and so do Miz and Sheamus. Miz goes after Cena but Cena moves. Cena with a bulldog and Miz goes to the floor. Miz returns to the ring and he tags in Sheamus. They lock up and Sheamus with a side head lock on Cena but Cena takes Sheamus down and applies a side head lock of his own. Cena with a shoulder tackle and he punches Sheamus. Jericho tags in and he punches Sheamus. Jericho with more punches in the corner but Sheamus with punches and kicks of his own. The referee warns Sheamus. Jericho with forearms and a drop kick followed by one to the back and Jericho chokes Sheamus on the apron. Sheamus kicks and punches Jericho. Jericho drops down and Sheamus goes to the floor when he charges at Jericho. We go to commercial.

    We are back and Sheamus with a clothesline to Cena and he backs into Sheamus’ corner and Miz tags in. Miz with kicks to Cena. Cena with punches and a suplex for a near fall. Jericho tags in and connects with a knee lift. Jericho with a rollup and then he tries to put Jericho in the Walls of Jericho. Miz escapes but Jericho with a drop kick to Sheamus on the apron. Miz with a kick to Jericho. Miz with a front face lock and kicks to the chest in the corner. Sheamus tags in and he kicks Cena in the corner. Miz chokes Jericho while Sheamus distracts the referee. Sheamus with a short arm clothesline to Jericho for a near fall. Sheamus with an arm bar and chin lock on Jericho. Jericho gets to his feet and Jericho punches Sheamus. Sheamus with an uranage back breaker for a near fall. Sheamus punches Jericho but Jericho punches Sheamus as well. Miz tags in and he kicks Jericho in the back. Miz with elbows to Jericho and a punch to the neck. Miz chokes Jericho in the ropes and then he hits a running splash to the back. Miz gets a near fall and Jericho gets to the ropes. Jericho with a kick to Miz’s chin. Jericho goes to the turnbuckles and hits a missile drop kick and both men are down. Sheamus tags in and he keeps Jericho from making the tag. Sheamus with a camel clutch and then he puts Jericho in a reverse chin lock. Jericho with elbows but Sheamus with a knee. Miz tags in and he connects with a forearm to the kidneys. Miz kicks Jericho in the corner and he punches him. The referee pulls Miz out of the corner and Miz yells at the referee. Miz misses the clothesline into the corner.

    Cena and Sheamus tag in and Cena hits the two flying shoulder tackles followed by the Blue Thunder Bomb and then it is time for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Jericho gets behind Cena and Jericho with a Codebreaker while Miz distracts the referee. Miz makes the blind tag and gets the three count.

    Winners: Miz and Sheamus

    After the match, Chris Jericho returns to the apron and then gets back into the ring. Jericho puts Cena in the Walls of Jericho. Cena reverses and he puts Jericho in the STF and Jericho taps even before Cena locks in the hold.

    Great Khali comes out to play peacemaker but Edge with a spear to Khali. Cena and Edge argue. R Truth and John Morrison come in the ring and all six men are arguing. Khali chops Morrison and Edge as we go to credits with Jericho arguing with anyone he can talk to in the ring.

    2010 - Ring of Honor broadcast ROH on HDNet. Stu Carapola posted the following TV report:

    We open this week's episode with a video package recapping the Kings of Wrestling-Briscoes feud, as the Briscoes interrupted their match with the Motor City Machine Guns and laid out Sara Del Rey, then the KOW attacked the Briscoes' father, and then the Briscoes ran in during the KOW's match with the Dark City Fight Club and caused an all out brawl, and then finally the KOW declared ROH a hazardous work environment.

    Speaking of the Kings Of Wrestling, they're opening up our festivities tonight. Shane Hagadorn takes the mic and says that they're about to give the Philly fans something unprecedented: Hagadorn has handpicked three of the greatest teams in the wrestling business for the KOW to showcase their skills against. These teams are powerful and excellent, but they have nothing on the KOW, and we're about to find out how dominant Hero and Castagnoli are.

    ROH World Tag Team Champions Kings Of Wrestling vs Josh Emmanuel & Ice Jackson.

    The first team is Josh Emmanuel and Ice Jackson. Uh oh, the Kings are screwed now. Claudio ties up with one of them and fires him across the ring, then gets a fireman's carry into a press slam. Hero tags in and Claudio whips him into a leaping forearm in the corner, then Hero whips his victim into a bicycle kick from Claudio, and follows that with a senton. Hero continues the assault on...let's just call him Jackson. Jackson tries firing back but Hero no-sells and gets a big boot to the face, then rams Jackson into Claudio's boot in the corner. Claudio tags in and Jackson gets a rollup for 2, but Claudio pops him up about 20 feet in the air and catches him coming down with a European Uppercut. Somehow Emmanuel gets a hot tag and tries a bodypress, but Claudio catches him in a bearhug and Hero comes off the ropes with a knockout forearm, then Claudio gets a Giant Swing on Emmanuel into a diving Yakuza Kick from Hero, and then finally Claudio catapults Emmanuel into a roaring elbow from Hero for the three count.

    Winners: Kings Of Wrestling

    Okay, one down and two to go. Our next challengers are Adam Cole & Nick Westgate.

    ROH World Tag Team Champions Kings Of Wrestling vs Adam Cole & Nick Westgate

    Cole tries a couple of shoulderblocks on Hero (unsuccessfully), but gets a pair of dropkicks before eating a Yakuza Kick from Hero. Claudio tags in, Hero snapmares Cole, and they hit a stereo roaring elbow/diving European Uppercut. Cole gets a jawbreaker on Claudio and tags Westgate in, but Westgate appears unable to Irish Whip Claudio, so Claudio knocks his teeth out with a European Uppercut, deadlifts Westgate into a vertical suplex position, walks over and tags Hero in while still holding Westgate in the suplex position, then drops him back to his feet right into position to eat a Deathblow from Hero. KRS-ONE finishes Westgate.

    Winners: Kings Of Wrestling

    Hagadorn grabs the mic again and gloats over the KOW's wins, and says he promised three teams, so let's introduce the third...

    ROH World Tag Team Champions Kings Of Wrestling vs The Ninjas

    Sure enough, the Ninjas come to the ring and remove their masks to reveal that...surprise, surprise...they're the Briscoes. They go after the Kings and hit a double backdrop, then hit stereo running clotheslines in the corner and Beel first Claudio across the ring, and then Hero on top of Claudio. Double clothesline sends Hero to the floor, and one Doomsday Device later, the Kings Of Wrestling have suffered their first defeat since reuniting in ROH.

    Winners: Jay & Mark Ninja

    We go to Mike and Dave, and Mike says that the Kings Of Wrestling got what they deserved, but Dave says it's a sham because the Briscoes weren't supposed to be in the match. But that's okay, because later tonight, the Dark City Fight Club takes on the American Wolves, and Roderick Strong faces Christopher Daniels!

    Speaking of Daniels, let's go backstage to the Fallen Angel with Kyle Durden. Daniels says that he doesn't mind Roderick challenging him because the reason he returned to ROH was to be challenged. What confuses him is Roderick's motivation, because last time they were in the ring, Roderick acted like he did something wrong by losing to the American Wolves. He doesn't know if this is because of Truth Martini or because he's trying to right some imaginary wrong, but whatever the cause, the fact is that they're in the ring with each other tonight, and unlike last time, they're across the ring from each other and he just sees Roderick as an obstacle that he needs to go through, and that's not in the Book Of Truth, it's the gospel according to the Fallen Angel.

    Back to the ring...

    Dark City Fight Club vs American Wolves

    Can I just mention that I think it's great that the Wolves are still together and a serious team even after dropping the tag title? I was really worried that they'd more or less completely split up after losing the title and that'd be that, but they didn't and I like the way they're pushed on the singles side while remaining a force in the tag division. In fact, it's too bad that Davey Richards dumped Hagadorn last week, because I think they could have been like a Four Horsemen type stable in ROH with Davey holding the World Title, Eddie with the TV Title, and the Kings Of Wrestling with the Tag Team Title, all managed by Shane Hagadorn. But, I guess that's not going to happen now, so screw it.

    Anyway, Eddie and Chavis start and they exchange wristlocks until Davey tags in and tries a series of shoulderblocks on Chavis, but without any success. He tries one too many and runs into a big boot from Chavis, but when Chavis tries a side suplex, Davey rolls through into a Crippler Crossface. Chavis nails Davey which brings Eddie into the ring with a running boot to the face of Chavis. Davis tries to make a save, but the Wolves dump the two of them out to the floor and hit stereo dives. Davey and Chavis end up back in the ring and Davey goes for the running forearm in the corner, but Chavis gets an elbow up. Eddie grabs Chavis from the outside though, and hits a legwhip, followed by Davey dropkicking the knee. Davey puts Chavis in a Texas Cloverleaf, during which Eddie comes off the top rope with a double stomp. Davis makes the save and nails both Wolves, allowing Chavis to give Davey a big Blue Thunder Driver for 2. Tag out to Jon Davis, who runs Davey into the corner and rams shoulders into his back, then gets a back suplex for 2. Tag back out to Chavis, who comes in and goes to work on Davey's back. Chavis with a vertical suplex on Davey for 2, then tags out to Davis, but Davey hits the handspring enziguiri. Davis tags out to Chavis who comes in and knocks Eddie off the apron, then goes back to work on Davey. Another tag out to Davis and he goes for a German Suplex on Davey, but Davey rolls through and makes the hot tag to Eddie, who comes in and hits an enziguiri on Chavis and a back elbow and lungblower on Davis, then rolls him up for 2. Eddie goes for a suplex on Davis which is blocked, but Davey with an enziguiri from the outside and a missile dropkick on Davis, then a double team gourdbuster and stereo superkick to Davis for 2. Wolves with another series of kicks to Davis, but Davis runs over both of them with a double clothesline, then Chavis comes in and clotheslines Davey out to the floor. DCFC with a double team Ace Crusher on Eddie, but Davey breaks up the fall. Davis goes for the rack bomb, but Eddie escapes just as Necro Butcher and Erick Stevens run in to ruin a great match.

    Winners: Dark City Fight Club by DQ

    Rasche Brown runs in to make the save and he and Stevens brawl out to the floor as the DCFC beat Necro up 2-on-1. The brawl spills out to the floor and around ringside, as Rasche tosses Necro over the guardrail and into the crowd. Necro comes back over the guardrail right into a running boot from Davis, and Rasche and the DCFC roll back into the ring as security ejects the Embassy.

    We go to a video package detailing the recent history of Roderick Strong and Christopher Daniels, culminating in Roderick turning to Truth Martini for guidance. And with that, it's main event time!

    Pick Six Contender's Match: Roderick Strong vs Christopher Daniels

    They have an exchange of words as the bell rings, and Roderick shoves Daniels off. Daniels keeps a cool heads and goes back to jawing with Roderick, but Roderick shoves him again. Daniels again keeps his cool, and they tie up. Daniels with a waistlock but Roderick reverses to a wristlock. Daniels escapes and goes to a side headlock, but Roderick reverses back to the wristlock and uses it to take Daniels down and change it up into a top wristlock. Daniels reverses into a side headlock, Roderick gets to his feet and fires Daniels off into the ropes and nobody moves off a shoulderblock. Daniels gets the side headlock again and Roderick takes him to the ropes and nails a shoulderblock to the gut and goes back to the wristlock. Daniels cartwheels out and goes back to the headlock, and they do a fast paced sequence that ends with Daniels again getting the headlock. Roderick escapes and gets a knee to the gut, but Daniels gets an inverted atomic drop and a swinging neckbreaker and follows that with a forearm in the corner and a back suplex for 2. Daniels with a side neckbreaker for 2 and then a snapmare and a neck vice. Roderick fights his way out again but gets bodyslammed and then Daniels hits the Arabian Press, but Roderick gets to the ropes to escape danger. Daniels takes Strong to the corner and puts him up top, but Strong fights his way off and gets an enziguiri and a backbreaker, then starts putting the boots to Daniels. Strong with a vertical suplex for 2 and then gets an inverted bearhug. Daniels gets to his feet and elbows his way out of the hold but Roderick picks him up and drives him into the corner and follows with a chop, then chokes Daniels on the ropes. Roderick takes Daniels to the corner and hits an unbelievablely stiff chop, but tries a charge and Daniels moves and gets a rollup for 2. Daniels goes for a slam but his back gives out, so Roderick gets another backbreaker and chokes Daniels on the ropes again. Roderick whips Daniels hard into the corner and Daniels collapses, so Roderick covers for 2. Daniels fires back on Roderick, and Roderick tries to get the Stronghold but Daniels reverses to a rollup for 2 and then gives Roderick a lungblower. Roderick misses a charge and now Daniels comes back with a series of forearms and a leg lariat. Daniels snapmares Roderick into the corner and gets an STO for 2. Daniels charges Roderick in the corner and gets backdropped to the apron, and Roderick follows him out and goes for a backbreaker on the apron, but Daniels gets a pendulum kick to send Strong to the floor and then hits an Arabian Press to the floor. Truth Martini tries to explain the Book Of Truth to Daniels, but distracts Daniels long enough for Strong to come from behind and give him a backbreaker on the ring apron, then roll him back in the ring and cover for 2. Strong whips Daniels to the corner and follows in with a forearm, a flying kneestrike, an enziguiri, and a backbreaker for 2. Daniels gets a Flatliner and locks Strong in the Koji Clutch, but Strong makes the ropes. They both get to their feet and start going toe to toe until Daniels ducks a shot and gets a DVD for 2. Daniels goes for a uranage but Strong elbows out and goes for the gutbuster, Daniels elbows out of that, and Strong rams Daniels into the ropes where Truth Martini nails Daniels with the Book Of Truth, and Strong hits a running boot for the win.

    Winner: Roderick Strong

    Truth Martini comes in the ring and celebrates with Strong as we close the show, and by the way, next week on HDNet, Jay Briscoe faces Claudio Castagnoli and Mark Briscoe faces Chris Hero! Sounds good to me!

    This week was generally a very good episode with some great wrestling, but I think we got too many screwy finishes. Now, I'm not typically opposed to doing screwjob finishes, but doing three on one show is a bit much. Other than that, good episode this week.

    2011 - TNA signed Zema Ion.

    2011 - Dave Finlay made his first post-WWE appearance on the independents, appearing in a classic bout against Sami Callihan in NYC at EVOLVE 9. Mike Johnson filed the following live report from the iPPV:

    Welcome to PWInsider.com's live, ongoing coverage of tonight's EVOLVE 9 event from BB Kings NYC.

    Bobby Beverly vs. Eric Ryan

    Beverly nailed a dropkick on Ryan, then several chops in the corner. Ryan came back with a leaping clothesline for a two count. Ryan caught him with a suplerkick, an inverted atomic drop and an over the knee backbreaker.

    Beverly came back to nail a Van Terminator. Ryan rolled out of the ring. Beverly nailed a sick dive through the center and bottom ropes to the outside. He went for another but Ryan kicked him. They went back and forth with strikes.

    Beverly nailed a German suplex. Ryan popped right up and nailed a clothesline. They struck each other as Kevin Steen came out. He clapped for them and clotheslined them both.

    No contest.

    Steen drilled them each with the package piledriver as the NYC crowd loved every *er second of it. Steen took the mic and asked if they “do this too” and shook their hands. He said he had an open mic and was going to watch himself when he goes home. He warned the announcers that if they speak while he is talking, he will rape their mouths. That’s tremendous.

    Steen said he has an open mic. A fan said that no one cares. Steen said, “I think you are confusing my promo with your life.”

    Steen said that he has a lot to say and is going to take a seat. He sat Indian style and said, “Has this been done before?” He introduced himself and said the last time he was in the ring in NYC, it was at “Ring of Horsesh**” and told them to “go F*** themselves.” He said he was happy to see he inspired another wrestler, CM Punk, to do the same the next night on TV.

    Steen said that everyone knows who Jim Cornette is and said that he runs ROH and is also the guy who does everything he can to take the talent away from EVOLVE. He said that he wishes he could have taken Cornette’s tennis racquet and shoved it up his ass, but that wouldn’t be too hard given how deep Davey Richards is up Cornette’s ass.

    Steen said that everyone remembers Richards, who dropped EVOLVE for ROH and for that fact, he’d think EVOLVE would be happy to have him here tonight. He said that while EVOLVE gave him an open mic, management then told him about all the roster members who were going to stand up to him so he respects the rules and regulations. He said he wanted to help EVOLVE but all the problems started way back in 2007 when he came to ROH and was forced to team with El Generico by the same motherf**er that runs EVOLVE. He said he was here to destroy EVOLVE and that might include raping Gabe Sapolsky. That was an image I didn’t need in my mind.

    Steen said he was the anti-Christ and hated Cornette, EVOLVE and even pro wrestling.

    Bobby Fish came to the ring. Steen asked if that one of the rules means that he has to hand Fish the mic. Fish said that Steen thinks that he’s here to cut Steen’s mic time short, but pointed out they are in his home State of New York where they have freedom of speech. Fish said that he was more than interested in hearing what Steen had to say/

    Fish said he came out as an ambassador to explain that there is a locker room trying to make EVOLVE relevant. He said that they have created some regulations. What Steen did stepped outside of those lines, and if Steen is going to be here, he needs to stay within the lines. If that’s going to be a problem, he’s going to be the one to show Steen what happens. Fish left. Steen said he was going to leave too.

    Fans were heckling the entire thing, but the guys played off it well.

    Façade & Jason Gory vs. Super Smash Brothers

    Player Dos and Gory had some nice back and forth. Player Uno and Gory went back and forth. They had issues with a spot in the corner. Façade came off the ropes with a flying body press. The Smash Brothers nailed some nice double team maneuvers. Façade backdropped Dos over the ropes to the floor.

    Façade and Dod nailed some nice moves on Uno. Façade drilled him with a springboard bulldog. Gory hit a springboard legdrop for a two count. Façade and Gory tagged in and out. Façade came off with a springboard kick for a two count. Dos went for a dive and nearly killed himself getting caught on the ropes, taking out Façade on the floor.

    Dos then nailed a top rope splash on Gory for a two count. Façade and Gory nailed stereo Quebradas for a two count on Dos. Façade missed a charge in the corner on Unoi. Uno caught Gory and powerbombed him into Façade in the corner.

    The Smash Brothers worked over Gory, including a death valley driver into the corner. The Bros nailed their finisher, killing Façade with a Gore Guerrero Especial into a Buff Blockbuster.

    Your winners, The Super Smash Brothers!

    The Brothers did a promo after the win, saying they weren't going to be content with one win, two wins or three wins, until they had a million wins!

    Silas Young vs. Sugar Dunkerton

    Young cut a promo on Dunkerton for bringing a basketball to the ring, saying he can’t wrestle. Dunkerton tossed the ball into Young’s face. Dunkerton caught Young with a hiptoss and armdrag. Young reversed but Dunkerton caught him with a side headlock.

    Young took over and controlled Dunkerton in the corner. He mocker Dunkerton, who came back with a series of punches and a double chop to the back of the neck. Dunkerton nailed a running kick to the head. Young chopped him in the corner but was caught going up for a head scissors and slammed down facefirst.

    Young went to stand on his head on the top rope but Dunkerton dropkicked him to the floor. Dunkerton nailed a tope to the outside. Young cut him off and worked Dunkerton over with crossfaces.

    Young controlled Dunkerton and nailed a Perfectplex for a two count. Young cinched in a side chinlock. Dunkerton made a comeback with some hot offense and a Northern Lights suplex.

    Dunkerton came off the ropes with a DDT but was caught in a choke. Young worked over Dunkerton and started talking trash, so Dunkerton slapped him and worked him over. He hit a handstand into a moonsault off the ropes and scored the pin.

    Your winner, Silas Young!

    Young said that every win gets him one step closer to Johnny Gargano. This brought out Gargano, who told Young that he shouldn't be the reason Young is in EVOLVE. He said Young should be here because he loves wrestling. Gargano said that when they first came to EVOLVE, they all went out drinking and Gargano said that he didn't know Young's background and didn't know what giving him that drink would mean. He apologized to him. Young walked off. It was a tad bit melodramatic.

    Pinkie Sanchez vs. Lince Dorado

    Dorado is a substitute for Shima Xion, who had travel issues getting back from Mexico in time.

    Sanchez charged Dorado but ate a superkick and a full nelson suplex for a two count. Dorado used a forward roll for a two count.

    Dorado came off the ropes for a springboard into a Lucha style armdrag. He went for a dive but Sanchez ran away and Dorado bounced off the ropes. Dorado then nailed a corkscrew plancha to the floor.

    Dorado hit a springboard splash into the ring for a two count. Sanchez caught him with a back elbow and began controlling him on the mat. Dorado made a comeback but was nailed a dropkick to the knee.

    Sanchez locked on a single leg crab but Dorado made it to the ropes. Sanchez continued working over but was caught with a handspring elbow off the ropes. Dorado made a comeback with a series of kicks to the legs. . Sanchez was nailed. Dorado nailed a shooting star press for a two count.

    Sanchez came off the ropes for a leaping DDT. That garnered him a two count and Sanchez then locked on a figure four leglock. Dorado tapped.

    Your winner, Pinky Sanchez!

    Sanchez said it’s taken him ten years to scratch and claw his way and prove he is the best in professional wrestling. He said he’s here in NYC, his hometown, for one thing, to wrestle.

    Larry Dallas came out with Ahtu, as he has purchased interview time. Dallas said that the Johnny Gargano vs. Chuck Taylor main event is not going to happen. He said that he was all about what is hip, hot and trending. He introduced his new tag team, The Scene - Scott Reed and Caleb Konley.

    The Scene vs. Cheech & Cloudy

    Good back and forth action early. It broke down with all four brawling. Cloudy was shoved off the ropes to the floor. Cheech took a sick bump over the ropes onto the apron.

    Reed and Konmley worked on Cheech’s arm. Reed scored with a kick for a two count. Konley nailed a Gutwretch suplex for a two count on Cheech. Reed nailed a nice Razor’s Edge powerbomb.

    Cloudy finally made the hot tag to Cheech and he hit the ring clotheslining and nailing Reed and Konley, who took big bumps for him. Cheech and Cloudy nailed stereo forearm smashes and superkicks. Cloudy nailed a tornado DDT. All four battled back and forth. Konley locked a submission on Cloudy but Cheech nailed him. Cloudy tried to come off with a swanton but Konley got his knees up.

    Konleywas sent to the outside by Cheech. Cloudy drilled Reed in the corner. Reed backdropped Cheeck to the outside. The Scene nailed a move where Konley DDT’d Cloudy, who was then dropped backwards in a wheelbarrow suplex.

    Your winners, The Scene!

    Really fun back and forth match. Tons of action.

    This handed Cheech and Cloudy their first loss. They were asked what they thought. Cheech attacked Cloudy and laid him out. He took the mic and said, “There’s your statement.”

    Jon Davis vs. Bobby Fish

    Davis worked on Fish’s arm early. Fish was able to maneuver his way out and grabbed a side headlock, only to be attacked by Kevin Steen.

    Steen took the ring mic and asked if he just broke one of the regulations and one of the rules.

    Fish said that he didn’t come here for just a few seconds in the ring and challenged Steen to an unsanctioned match. Davis took the mic and said that he’s not going to be ignored because he came to fight and challenged them both for a three-way dance.

    Davis clobbered the referee with a clothesline since the match was unsanctioned.

    Jon Davis vs. Bobby Fish vs. Jon Davis

    All three brawled around the ring. Steen powerbombed Fish on the apron. Real chaotic scene early. Fish locked on a leglock on Steen but there was no referee. Mike Kehner came to the ring.

    Davis powerbombed Fish and rolled him up for a two count. Steen and Davis battled back and forth. Steen DDT’d Davis into the ring. Fish caught Steen with a back suplex for a two count.

    Steen caught Davis with a big boot but was nailed with a leg lariat. Steen caught Fish with a powerbomb and locked on the Texas Cloverleaf. Davis attacked Steen and nailed the Jackhammer for a two count.

    Davis worked over Fish with shots to the back and neck. Fish sent him into the ropes, where Steen held the ropes down and Davis went to the outside., Steen went for the package piledriver but Fish escaped. Fish locked on a legbar in the center but Davis, who had recovered, attacked Fish. Fish fought him off but was nailed by Steen and went down in the corner.

    Steen charged Fish but was nailed with the Pounce by Davis. Davis hit a sitdown powerbomb and scored the pin.

    Fish is eliminated.

    Steen grabbed a chair but Davis met him before he could use it and they battled back and forth. Steen went for his eyes and a number of EVOLVE wrestlers came out to control Steen. The crowd chanted for them to let Steen go. Davis demanded he come back but Steen was dragged to the locker room.

    John Silver vs. Tony Nese

    They went back and forth with near falls. Nese missed a spinkick. They each went for dropkicks and faced off. Nese grabbed an armbar but Silver reversed it and locked in a hammerlock. He tied up Nese but Nese powered out and sent him into the buckles.

    Nese nailed a running boot. He and Silver went back and forth. Silver kicked Nese in the head and nailed a springboard moonsault off the ropes. Silver nailed a series of kicks and an enziguiri for a two count.

    They went back and forth having a nice match. Silver drilled Nese in the back of the head. He went to the top but Nese dropkicked him. Silver back suplexed him off the top, hanging off the top. Silver nailed a bombs away kneedrop on Nese, whio was hanging from the tree of woe.

    Silver hit a back suplex with a bridge for a two count. Nese nailed several kicks to the head. Silver psyched himself up and massacred Nese with forearms and punches to the face. They battled atop the ropes and slapped each other. Nese got the better of the exchange and went for a 450 splash but Silver got his knees up.

    Silver nailed a back cracker and scored the pin.

    Your winner, John Silver!

    EXCELLENT match. These guys are worth checking out.

    John Silver said he was in EVOLVE to stay and warned everyone to keep their eyes on him.

    Finlay vs. Sami Callihan

    Big pop for Finlay.

    Callihan charged him but was nailed. Veteran instincts, folks. They locked up and Finlay got the better of the exchange, He muscled Callihan down for pinning combinations several times.

    Finlay worked him over on the mic and used his ring smarts, poking Callihan in the eye. He worked in Callihan’s arm, then rode him to the mat, trying him up. Some really good matwrestling early.

    Callihan escaped and backed into a corner. They locked up in a test of strength, but Callihan began chopping away at Finlay in the corner. Finlay took it and drilled him with a forearm. He scooped and slammed Callihan, then dropped an elbow. Finlay whipped him hard into the buckles. Finlay was awesome early on.

    Finlay and Callihan battled back and forth with chops. They faced off. Finlay shoved Callihan who had enough and drilled Finlay hard with a punch to the face. Sami went for a leaping knee in the corner but missed. Finlay grabbed him by the leg and yanked him off the apron, slamming him to the knee.

    Finlay brought him in but was kicked off the apron to the floor. Callihan went to the floor but was cut off, He was tossed into the seats and worked over. Callihan fired back with hard chops on the floor. Finlay shoved him backward into rail but Callihan worked over him.

    Finlay was tossed into the ring. Callihan returned to the ring but Finlay kicked the ropes, crotching Sami. Finlay slammed Callihan down several times. Finlay locked in a leglock, forcing Callihan into a pinning situation, Callihan rolled his shoulder off the mat several times. Finlay locked in a cloverleaf like submission. Callihan was almost out but finally made it to the ropes.

    The fans began dueling chants as Callihan made his way to the ropes. Finlay attacked his leg as the referee backed Sami off. Callihan sold it like his leg was shot and he couldn’t stand up on it. He began walking it off. Finlay took him down and grapevined Callihan’s legs for another submission. Callihan made it to the ropes.

    Callihan caught Finlay hard in the chest with a big boot. He nailed a death valley driver but Finlay kicked up at two. Callihan nailed a sliding kick to the outside. Finlay cut him off and tossed Sami back into the ring. He covered Callihan for a two count several times but Callihan came back with a leaping enziguiri.

    Callihan began unloading with chops in the corner. Finlay caught him and carried him to the ropes. He chopped Callihan hard, sending him backward over the ropes to the floor. Finlay slammed Callihan facefirst into the ringpost and rolled back into the ring. Callihan was nearly counted out but was able to return to the ring at the last moment.

    Finlay dropped a big knee on him and covered Callihan for a two count. Finlay pulled Callihan up but Callihan slipped behind and nailed a belly to back suplex for a two count. Callihan pulled down the strap and hit a hard rebound lariat for a two count. Callihan began to mount a ton of offense and sent him Finlay to the outside. He went for a tope but Finlay walked out of the way and Sami ate the ring barriers. Ouch.

    Callihan came back to nail Finlay. He went to the top but Finlay tripped him off the ropes in a nasty looking bump. He covered Sami for a two count. He then nailed the reverse piledriver but Callihan kicked up. Big reaction for that. He nailed it again, but again Callihan kicked out. This is absolutely incredible stuff.

    Finlay finally pulled out his old finisher from the British days, a leaping tombstone and scored the pin.

    Your winner, Finlay!

    This was absolutely awesome. Finlay was in another world when it came to ring psychology and controlling the flow of the match. Callihan got more and more over as the match progressed and he was able to stand toe to toe with Finlay. The crowd was really behind him as he kicked up again and again before falling.

    Finlay asked what the score was. He was told his record was 1-0. He said that he wanted to thank EVOLVE for inviting him here to New York City and BB Kings. He said that he’s been in some tough battles in his career and Callihan was one of the toughest he’s been in the ring with. He told the crowd that Callihan was a star in the making. Great stuff and nice, classy promo.

    Johnny Gargano vs. Chuck Taylor

    Larry Dallas came out and said they were both his sponsored fighters and he didn’t want them to fight. They both ignored him and Dallas was upset.

    They went back and forth with neither getting the better of the other early. Gargano grabbed a side headlock. Larry Dallas threw a towel in the ring. Mike Kehner looked confused. Gargano wiped his rear with it and shoved it in Dallas’ face. Gargano told Dallas he was fired. Dallas left.

    Gargano and Taylor exchanged strikes. Taylor nailed a dropkick. They battled back and forth. Taylor tricked Gargano to go for a shouldertackle, getting nothing but air. Gargano took control on the mat, working on his shoulder with a hammerlock, then bridging to increase the ferocity of the hold.

    Taylor began firing back and nailed a stunner, then a kick to the head. They battled ot the outside. Taylor nailed an inverted DDT. They brawled into the crowd. Gargano dove off chairs into the ringside area on Taylor.

    They returned to the ring with Taylor controlling the flow of the match. He went for a running charge in the corner but was kicked off. He still caught Gargano with an Uranage for a two count. Taylor was backdropped onto the apron but blocked a kick to the head. He returned to the ring but was nailed with a kick for a two count.

    Gargano went to the top but was cut off. Taylor went for a superplex but Gargano blocked it. Taylor finally nailed a Fall Away Slam into the ring. He locked on a Canadian Maple Leaf but Gargano escaped and locked in a crossface. Taylor reversed it into a crossface of his own.

    Taylor was caught with an armsnap by Gargano, using his legs. Gargano nailed a twisting DDT and scored a two count. Taylor sent Gargano into the ropes with a leaping snake eyes into the corner. Taylor ended up on the stage and cut Gargano off when he went for a dive. They battled over a superplex. Gargano ended up hitting a hanging DDT on the stage.

    They returned to the ring. Taylor nearly got the pin with a small package. He chopped away at Gargano. Gargano nailed a running Awful Awful, Taylor’s finisher for a two count. Gargano continued the assault and locked on a crossface. Taylor fought his way to the ropes but Gargano rolled him back into the center of the ring. Taylor fought his way to his feet but was nailed with a kick. Taylor battled back and nailed the Awful Awful for the pin.

    Your winner, Chuck Taylor!

    Another great match. This was probably the best overall effort from EVOLVE to date.

    Taylor and Gargano showed each other respect after the match. Taylor offered his hand and Gargano took it. They hugged.

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

    We begin this week’s show with a video package for the feud between Tyson Kidd and Yoshi Tatsu. We see highlights from their matches leading up to tonight’s match between the two men.

    We are live on tape from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and your announcers are William ‘Who has a Quaker for a mascot’ Regal and Todd ‘TWA at the Civic Center’ Grisham. Your hosts are Matt ‘Imagine if ECW had ran at the Palestra’ Striker and Maryse.

    We are told that Yoshi Tatsu and Tyson Kidd will meet in a Necklace on a Pole Match later tonight.

    Grisham and Regal recap what happened on Raw and we will see what happened between John Cena and Rey Mysterio later as well.

    We see highlights from last week when Derrick Bateman interfered and may have accidentally helped Titus O’Neil win the match.

    Derrick comes to the ring wearing the red, white, and blue trunks that may remind people of Rocky. Derrick removes the trunks to reveal his usual wrestling gear.

    Match Number One: Titus O’Neil versus Derrick Bateman

    They lock up and O’Neil with a clean break. O’Neil with a short arm clothesline and then he sends Derrick into the turnbuckles. Titus with a forearm across the chest followed by a clothesline. Titus gets a near fall. Titus with a European uppercut followed by a biel. Titus slingshots Derrick into the ropes and he gets a near fall. Titus with an arm bar but Derrick with punches. Titus with a knee.

    Titus sends Derrick shoulder first into the turnbuckles followed by a slam and elbow drop for a near fall. Titus returns to the arm and he applies a key lock on Bateman. Bateman with a forearm to the back and then he tries to throw Titus over the top rope but Titus is able to send Derrick over the top rope.

    Bateman tries to leave the ring but Darren Young comes out to give some advice to Bateman as we go to commercial.

    We are back and Titus with a shoulder tackle and Bateman goes to the apron. Derrick drops Titus on the top rope and then Bateman hits Titus with a double sledge to the back and follows that with a clothesline. Bateman gets a near fall and then he applies a quarter nelson and chin lock.

    Bateman with knees to Titus’ head and then he kicks Titus until the referee warns him. Derrick with a snap mare and kick to the head for a near fall. Bateman with a rear chin lock on Titus. Titus with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down. Titus gets sent into the turnbuckles and then he kicks Titus and connects with a forearm across the chest and then he connects with more forearms.

    Bateman returns to the ring and then he hits a leg drop on the apron as he continues to work on the head and neck. Derrick gets a near fall. Derrick with a rear chin lock followed by an Irish whip but he runs into an elbow in the corner.

    Derrick with kicks to the chest followed by a snap mare and then he goes up top but Titus side steps Bateman to avoid him. Titus with a shoulder tackle followed by a clothesline and a back breaker for a near fall. Titus with a punch but he misses a charge into the corner. Derrick runs into an elbow and then Young grabs Titus’ foot and Derrick with a running drop kick into the corner and Bateman gets the three count after a bulldog driver.

    Winner: Derrick Bateman

    After the match, Young has something to say to Titus and it appears that we have an alliance between Young and Bateman.

    We go to commercial.

    We are back and Did You Know that a lot of people like WWE on Facebook?

    Hornswoggle is in the back with his gift and he is in a good mood. He sees a heart and assumes it is for him. There is a note for him to wait for a kiss and he giggles before we see that it is AJ. Maryse happens to stop by and she points out that Hornswoggle found someone his own size. AJ says that Hornswoggle is a great guy and Maryse is so mean.

    Maryse says that AJ and Hornswoggle are perfect for each other because they are both trolls. AJ slaps Maryse and Maryse tells AJ that she is crazy and not to touch her.

    AJ gives Hornswoggle the flowers.

    Vladimir Kozlov is on top of a vending machine and he says that he is planking. He talks about where he has planked. JTG tells Vladimir that the bet is to be the best gangster, not plankster. Vladimir says that he will prove that he is the best plank gangster. JTG tells Vladimir that he has one more week to prove it.

    Match Number Two: Tyson Kidd versus Yoshi Tatsu in a Necklace on a Pole Match

    Kidd with a kick and then he sends Yoshi to the floor so he can climb the pole but Yoshi stops him. Yoshi with chops to Kidd followed by a head butt. Yoshi goes to the turnbuckle but Kidd stops him. Yoshi with a chop followed by a spinning heel kick. Yoshi gets to the pole but Kidd pulls him off and Kidd with a back heel kick and drop kick to the head.

    Kidd with a kick to the head and a neck breaker. Kidd climbs the turnbuckles but Kidd is stopped by Yoshi and they go over the top rope to the floor. Kidd appears to have hurt his leg because he tries to get some feeling back into his knee. Kidd with a suplex on the floor. Yoshi with a chop and kicks to Kidd that send him into the ring steps and then he hits a flying double knee to Kidd against the ring post.

    Yoshi leaps off the ring steps but Kidd moves and Yoshi hits the ringside barrier and Yoshi’s leg hits the barrier. Kidd gets to the ring first and he kicks Yoshi through the ropes. Kidd rolls Yoshi back into the ring and Kidd with punches and kicks to Yoshi. Kidd chokes Yoshi in the corner while the referee checks on both men. Both men hit clotheslines and they both go down.

    Kidd rolls to the apron and Yoshi rolls to the floor. Kidd climbs the turnbuckles and Yoshi with a forearm. Kidd with a forearm and then he sends Yoshi’s head into the poel. Yoshi pushes Kidd off the turnbuckles and Yoshi falls too but it appears that Kidd took the worse bump because he may have hit the announce table.

    We go to commercial.

    We are back and Kidd chokes Yoshi and they go back to the floor Kidd with a running drop kick to the head and Kidd returns to the ring while Yoshi tries to recover in the ring. Kidd climbs the turnbuckles but Yoshi stops Kidd. They return to the mat and Kidd with a slingshot leg drop to the apron. Kidd with a Boston Crab in the ropes to weaken Yoshi and he leans back to add more pressure to the hold. Kidd kicks Yoshi to the floor and he crawls across the ring but Yoshi gets a second wind to stop Kidd who was almost to the necklace. Yoshi with a chop and then Yoshi with a float over on an Irish whip and Yoshi with a round kick to the head and both men are down.

    Yoshi tries to get to the corner where the pole is and he is on the top turnbuckle but Kidd crotches Yoshi to prevent Yoshi from grabbing his plastic leg. Kidd has Yoshi in the tree of woe and he kicks Yoshi in the back. Kidd climbs the turnbuckles as well but Yoshi with elbows. Kidd with an elbow. Yoshi has the leg but Kidd with a German suplex from the turnbuckles. The referee sees the leg in Yoshi’s hand and calls for the bell.

    Winner: Yoshi Tatsu

    Yoshi returns his friend’s leg to its body, but Kidd attacks Yoshi and goes for the leg in a fitting bit of irony. Kidd sends Yoshi’s leg into the post and then he drops Yoshi’s knee across the announce table. Yoshi screams in pain and Kidd does not stop the attack and he stomps on Yoshi’s knee. Kidd rolls Yoshi back into the ring to apply the figure four leg lock using the ring post to add extra damage to the leg.

    Kidd eventually releases the hold and takes the leg back as he has a maniacal smile on his face.

    We go to commercial.

    We are back with a look back at the John Cena/Rey Mysterio match from last night’s Raw as well as what happened after the match. (If you miss this and missed it on Monday, make sure to check out Superstars on Thursday night because I am sure it will air then as well)

    2012 - TNA broadcast Impact Wrestling. Mike Johnson filed the following TV report:

    Welcome to PWInsider.com's live, ongoing TNA Impact Wrestling coverage. Stu Carapola has a conflict, so I guess you are stuck with me!

    After a recap of what happened in the last week, Sting made his way to the ring. He said that thanks to Aces and Eights, Hulk Hogan had a shattered hip and was dealing with mesh and titanium plates in his back. He said that he was their first target and Dixie Carter put him in charge while Hogan is away. He said he was one man alone but he was calling them out.

    Instead, out came TNA champion Austin Aries. He said that they didn't just attack Sting and Hogan but also the champion and that means they were trying to make a statement. He said he was making a statement right now, and that was the second one of them showed up tonight, he was attacking them.

    Kurt Angle came out and said that they attacked him last week and tried to take everything away from him, so now he wants to kick their ass,

    Bobby Roode came out. He said that he wasn't there to fight nor was he there to back them up. He was there to tell them who was behind all the attacks. He said there was someone who has been in the TNA title scene for a year and is jealous of Roode as well as the others and that's James Storm and he is responsible.

    Storm hit the scene and attacked Roode from behind. They brawled into the ring as the other watched. Angle grabbed Storm and held him as Roode escaped the ring. Roode took the mic and said that the truth hurts because Storm is behind it.

    They promoted the Bound for Glory on sale hard for tomorrow.

    Backstage, Tara, Kurt Angle and Kid Kash were interviewed about the impending debut of Chavo Guerrero.

    Bobby Roode was grabbed backstage. He asked why everyone was questioning him. He said that no one wants to believe him that it's James Storm, so he was leaving. He said that no one knows Storm better than him and he knows how Storm clicks. If people don't want to listen, he was leaving and headed out of the Impact Zone backstage area towards a parking lot.

    Madison Rayne & Gail Kim vs. Tara & Mickie James

    They showed a clip of Rayne being infatuated with Earl Hebner. It was announced that all four will face each other in a Four Way with the winner getting a Knockouts title shot at Hardcore Justice.

    Kim and Tara started out working over each other's arms. Tara used a handstand to escape. Tara avoided a charge into the corner and hiptossed her over.

    James tagged in and nailed a dropkick to the face on Kim for a two count. Kim drilled James with a series of kicks to the side but was taken down with a top wristlock. James nailed a Thesz Press. Kim whipped her into the ropes but James was kicked by Rayne from the outside.

    This allowed Kim and Rayne to work over Kim in the corner. James fired back. Rayne missed a charge in the corner and Kim made the hot tag to Tara, Tara nailed a pair of running clotheslines. Tara drilled Rayne down with an inverted TKO for a two count before Kim made the save.

    Rayne and Tara rolled through on Rayne, snapping her over. They locked in a double crab. Kim came off the top with a double missile dropkick. They went back and forth until James used the Backlund Bridge to roll up Kim but the referee counted her shoulders down even though it was obviously not down for a three count. James was shocked.

    Your winner, Gail Kim and Madison Rayne!

    Sting told Austin Aries that he needed someone to handle the X-Division and cut some of the talents. He said Aries knew how to handle X-Division business better than anyone. Cuts? Half these guys just debuted! And the WORLD CHAMPION has time to handle this when Sting, the GM doesn't? Come on! Aries finally agreed but told Sting that he would be back to handle the Aces and Eights. He went into the X-Division locker room and told someone to get off his desk because they had business.

    They played a video piece on Sam Shaw appearing in Gutcheck tonight.

    Hernandez, Gunner and Bully Ray commented on Chavo Guerrero joining TNA. They certainly are building Chavo up like a big acquisition.

    Sam Shaw vs. Douglas Williams

    The crowd was behind Shaw right away, chanting for him. They had some nice exchanges early with Shaw showing some really good athletic moves. Shaw used the Orton backbreaker into a neckbreaker for a two count. He slammed Williams and went to the ropes.

    Joey Ryan appeared in the crowd holding a 87% sign. That distracted Shaw, allowing Williams to trip him. Several officials came out and Ryan drilled Snow and ran out of the building with Snow and others in pursuit.

    Williams worked over Shaw and drilled him with a number of shots. Williams nailed a running lknee and slammed Shaw in the center of the ring. He slapped Shaw and nailed the Rolling Chaos for the pin.

    Your winner, Douglas Williams!

    The story was that Shaw looked good and showed promise before Ryan distracted him. From there, the veteran worked over Shaw and that was it for him.

    Backstage, Austin Aries said that he knows the X-Division wrestlers were waiting for Sting but instead it's him. Kenny King, Rashad Cameron and Sonjay Dutt all gave their reasons as to why they should get the title shot. Dutt said that he would have won the belt if he hadn't dislocated his shoulder. Cameron said he's been around six years and never won the belt. King said that Dakota's been getting his ass kicked for weeks and doesn't deserve a title shot. Aries finally decided that Cameron was cut.

    They aired a Chavo Guerrero teaser.

    They showed several Bellator fighters in attendance.

    Chavo Guerrero, wearing street clothes, came to the ring. He celebrated with some fans around ringside. There was a big "Chavo" chant. Guerrero said that he wanted to say hello to the "Guerrero people.: He got a big pop. He said that he knows where he should have been the last few years. Guerrero said he was very humbled to be allowed to be in their ring and thanked the fans. He said that one thing the Guerrero family has always done and that's conquer and to be a champion. He said that in every company, country and continent they have ever been in, they have done that, except TNA. He said that when he walked in the locker room, he sees hunger with hungry wrestlers who want to steal the show every night. He said that he sees the eyes of the best and that's why he's here. He said that Chavo Guerrero is here to beat the best. He said that timing is everything and that's something that Guerreros have always had. He said that everyone needed to remember this date because it's Guerrero time and it's time for him to be a champion in TNA. He tried to thank everyone.

    Kid Kash and Gunner came out. Kash questioned him being considered a wrestling legend. He mocked all the family members for being wrestlers and asked what generation he was. He questioned the Guerreros being wrestling royalty and asked him if he thought they had to bow down to him. He asked Guerrero where his family was. Guerrero said they were the fans. Kash said he didn't care about the government-supported idiots in the crowd and asked where Chavo and Mando and the others were. He asked if they were too old or too drunk.

    Chavo nailed Kash but was double teamed by Gunner and Kash. Hernandez hit the ring for the save. He clotheslined Gunner out of the ring. Guerrero dropkicked Kash out of the ring. Hernandez and Guerrero embraced.

    Pretty good debut for Chavo. He looked better and cut a better promo here than he had in years for WWE.

    Kurt Angle asked James Storm if there was anything to Bobby Roode's allegations. Storm said that Angle should know firsthand that when Storm has an issue, he goes to the person firsthand and wasn't scared of an asswhipping. Angle asked him if Storm had their backs if Aces and Eights attacked tonight. Storm said that he does. Angle walked off but the camera remained on Storm,. who looked serious as if he was teasing that he wasn't being honest.

    The Gutcheck judges tried to talk about Sam Shaw. Al Snow was mad that he didn't see any of the match because of Joey Ryan and screamed that Ryan had his attention now. They commented that Ryan wanted his attention and he can't give him what he wanted. Taz and Prichard said nice things about Shaw while Snow was upset. They said they needed to go out and make a decision.

    We saw a video recap of the AJ-Claire storyline.

    Bound for Glory Series: AJ Styles vs. James Storm

    They showed Claire sitting at ringside.

    Styles and Storm had some nice counter wrestling early. Storm drilled Styles with a right hand and smashed him into the turnbuckles. Storm worked over Styles and covered him, then went into a side headlock. Styles fired back but was cut off and covered by Storm.

    Storm backdropped Styles and locked in a rear chinlock. Styles fired back and leapfrogged Storm but was nailed with a right hand. Styles came back with a shot and covered Storm. They battled back and forth Storm went for a waistlock. Styles ran into the corner to escape, smashing Storm into the buckles.

    Styles scored several near falls and locked on a rear chinlock. They battled back and forth with strike. Storm shoulderblocked Styles into the corner and clotheslines Styles. Storm nailed a forearm smash for another two count.

    Styles came back with a nice back suplex for a two count. He went for a flying forearm in the corner but Storm moved out of the way. He placed Styles on the top turnbuckle but was drilled with several Styles elbows. Storm nailed Styles and went for the Whirlybird and nailed it. Storm covered Styles who kicked out at the last second.

    Storm went to the top for a Blockbuster but Styles nailed him with a right. Storm went for a DDT but was caught with a suplex into the buckles. Styles covered him for a two count.

    Styles nailed a flying forerm, springboarding into the ring, for a two count. AJ went for the Styles Clash but Storm turned it into an overhead sidewalk slam. Storm was down and out but crawled over for another two count.

    Storm DDT'd Styles on the apron and covered Styles for another two count. Storm goes for the Last Call superkick but Styles avoided it and nailed the Pele Kick.

    Aces and Eights hit the ring and attack Styles. Security charged down but they were taken out. They beat down Styles, but not Storm, and then ran out of the ring.

    After a commercial break, an interviewer asked James Storm why everyone was attacked but him. Storm asked if he was accusing James. Storm grabbed the interviewer (TNA Producer Jason Hervey) and called him a son of a bitch. He said he doesn't need anyone's help to kick another man's ass. Storm stormed off.

    The TNA Gutcheck judging segment began. Sam Shaw came to the ring. Shaw said that even though he came up a bit short, he has the drive and determination to be one of the best. He asked them to say yes to him.

    Al Snow said that unfortunately due to a jackass, he didn't get a chance to see his match. He said that nothing would make him happier than to stick it up Joey Ryan's ass and say yes, but he has to say no.

    Bruce Prichard said that he didn't think that thus far he and Snow haven't disagreed. However, Prichard said that tonight he thought Shaw did a hell of a job, so it was a yes.

    Shaw told Taz that he wanted to show the same determination that Taz had in 1999 when he was trying to break into the big leagues. Yeah, because being ECW World champ on PPV wasn't the big leagues? He said that he wanted the chance to learn and compete with the best.

    Taz praised his athleticism and work but told him he took his eye off the ball. Still, the answer was yes.

    So, Sam Shaw is the latest member of the roster.

    We went back to Austin Aries who asked the remaining stars why they wanted to compete tonight. Dutt said that he was the only man who dislocated his shoulder twice and still almost won. King said that he was your man. Darsow said that he wasn't flashy and pretty but he gets the job done. Aries said that sometimes the Division is about flash and being pretty. He said that Dakota might be a little too emotional about the Jesse Sorensen situation so he was cutting him. Darsow stormed off. Aries told him to tell his father hello and that he hoped his repo business was doing well.

    Zema Ion came to the ring.

    Backstage, Austin Aries told Sonjay Dutt that the doctors weren't sure about his shoulders and that he's been here six years, so they were giving the title shot to Kenny King.

    TNA X-Division champion Zema Ion vs. Kenny King.

    King told Ion that his reign was over. They locked up and King backed him into the corner. There was a clean break and Ion began spraying himself with hairspray.

    The champ takes King down, but is sidestepped and dropkicked by King. King whipped Ion into the corner and nailed a forearm. He runs Ion's throat into the ropes, then nailed a springboard bodypress for a two count.

    King went to the top but was shoved over the top to the floor. Ion nailed a flip dive to the floor. He tossed King back into the ring and nailed a missile dropkick. Ion drilled his knees across King's back for a two count.

    Ion locked in an armbar but King worked his way back to his feet. Ion drilled him Ion whipped King hard into the turnbuckles. Ion whipped King into the opposite corner but King turned it into a sunset flip off the ropes for a two count.

    Ion cut off King but was drilled with a series of forearms. King nailed a dropkick and a clothesline. King nailed an inverted atomic drop and an enziguiri for a two count. King backdropped Ion over the top onto the apron. Ion nailed King but was caught with a dive after he jawjacked with the audience.

    King had Ion on the ropes but Bobby Roode showed up and ran him into the ringpost. He tossed King back into the ring where Ion hit a moonsault and scored the pin.

    Your winner and still X-Division champ, Zema Ion!

    Good match until the interference.

    Roode said that he was the it factor and he takes chances away. Austin Aries hit the scene and they brawled.

    Backstage, Bully Ray said that he wasn't concerned about Aces and Eights. He said they would be shmucks to mess with him and he doesn't need to beat them to get the points. He said that Kurt Angle is the best wrestler in the world but Ray is the one man who can run right through him. He promised he was getting those points.

    They showed clips of Austin Aries winning the TNA title at Destination X. Taz and Mike Tenay pushed the Hardcore Justice main event.

    They announced Aries and King vs. Roode and Ion for next week's main event.

    Bully Ray vs. Kurt Angle: Bound for Glory Series

    They circled each other before locking up. They had a clean break before locking up again. Angle grabbed a waistlock. Ray reversed but Angle reversed it again and went for the Olympic Slam. Ray slipped out.

    They locked up again, this time with a knucklelock. They locked up but Ray drilled him across the back. He went for a sitdown Bubba slam but Angle slipped out and grabbed the leg for an attempted ankle lock. Ray grabbed the ropes.

    Angle began working over Ray's arm. Ray fired back with a shot to the back of the head and nailed a piledriver. Ray covered him but Angle grapped the rope. They went to commercial.

    When we returned, Ray was still in control and covered Angle for another two count. We went to commercial again. I HATE THAT. When they returned again, Angle made a comeback and drilled Ray with an overhead belly to belly suplex for a two count. Ray came back with a Bubba Bomb for another two count.

    Ray grabbed Angle for an exploder but Angle drilled him with a series of elbows befiore getting hit with a series of German suplexes. Angle locked in the anklelock. Ray finally rolled through and drilled Angle with a series of stiff chops across the chest.

    Ray slammed Angle for a two count. Ray measured Angle for a running kick but Angle avoided it and nailed the Angleslam for another two count. Angle went to the top but missed a moonsault.

    Rey went for the Bubba Cutter but Angle shoved him off. Ray kicked Angle with a big boot for a two count. Angle nailed an Olympic Slam and scored the pin, gaining seven points.

    Your winner, Kurt Angle!

    Aces and Eights hi the ring and attacked Angle. Ray rolled out of the ring. Sting, Austin Aries and AJ Styles ht the ring for the save. Everyone brawled. James Storm hit the scene, to ring music and chased off Aces and Eights. They left the ring as soon as they saw him. The others began arguing with Storm as to why they walked away.

    2013 - We are in Corpus Christi, Texas and your announcers are Michael ‘Next on Mystery Announcers’ Cole and John ‘When do we get General Manager: Impossible’ Layfield.

    Before our first match, Damien Sandow has something to say. He tells the halfwits of Corpus Christi hello. He wants them to say hello to their uncrowned World Champion and then he demands SILENCE. He is grateful that they have taken time from cow tipping and watching the bug zapper on the porch to be enlightened.

    Damien tells everyone to behold their uncrowned World Champion and Intellectual Savior of Money in the Bank. He tells everyone that they are welcome.

    Match Number One: Randy Orton versus Damien Sandow in a Battle of the Briefcase Battle

    They lock up and Sandow with a side head lock. Orton with a back elbow. They lock up again and Sandow with a side head lock and take down. Orton with a head scissors and Sandow escapes. Sandow with a kick and side head lock. Orton with a reversal and Sandow backs Orton into the corner and he connects with shoulders and punches.

    Orton with kicks and a head butt. Orton with a clothesline into the corner and then he gets the crowd cheering for him before connecting with another clothesline into the corner. Orton with a suplex for a near fall.

    Orton stomps on the hand and foot and then he rakes his boot laces across the face. Orton with a snap mare but he misses the leaping knee drop. Sandow with kicks to Orton and then he chokes him in the corner. Sandow with a head butt and punches. Orton sends Sandow over the top rope to the floor.

    Oton rolls to the floor and he connects with a European uppercut and then he gives Sandow a back drop driver onto the ringside barrier. Orton sends Sandow back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Sandow runs Orton into the turnbuckles and he connects with shoulders. Sandow kicks Orton and chokes him.

    Sandow has a punch blocked and Orton with punches and kicks. Orton with a European uppercut and Sandow goes to the apron. Orton thinks about the IEDDT but Sandow drops Orton across the top rope and he gets a near fall as we go to commercial with Sandow connecting with a leaping knee drop.

    We are back and Orton climbs the turnbuckles and he punches Sandow in the head. Orton with a European uppercut but Sandow with a knee to the midsection. We see Orton hitting a drop kick during the commercial break (ON THE WWE APP). Sandow drops Orton’s midsection on the top rope and he gets a near fall. Sandow with knee drops to the ribs and then he stomps on the abdomen.

    Sandow with punches to Orton and he gets a near fall. Sandow with a body scissors and Orton escapes. Sandow with forearms across the chest and he gets a near fall. Orton with kicks and a head butt. Sandow with knees to the midsection followed by a side Russian leg sweep and then he sets for the Elbow of Disdain and he connects and gets a near fall.

    Sandow with another near fall. Sandow with a few forearms across the chest and then he returns to the body scissors. Orton punches Sandow and he is able to get out of the body scissors. Orton and Sandow exchange punches with Orton getting the advantage. Sandow with an Irish whip but Orton with a clothesline out of the corner. Orton with another clothesline and then he ducks a clothesline and hits the power slam.

    Sandow with a kick to Orton but Orton with a European uppercut to Sandow. Orton sets for the IEDDT and Cody Rhodes makes his way to the ring. Sandow with a back drop that sends Orton to the floor.

    Cody takes Damien’s briefcase and he walks away with it. Orton with an RKO for the three count.

    Winner: Randy Orton

    After the match, Cody continues to hold on to the briefcase while Sandow recovers from the RKO he just received. Cody heads to the back.

    CM Punk walks in the back and we go to commercial.

    We are back and CM Punk is going to address the people of Corpus Christi.

    Punk says that it is official. He got what he wanted and it will be The Best versus The Beast. Since Monday night, people have been telling him that he has fallen into Paul Heyman’s trap. That is what Paul wants everyone to think. For eight years, Paul was not just his best friend, he was a mentor, a teacher. He taught him about being the dirtiest player in the game.

    You don’t exploit an enemy’s weakness, you attack it over and over and over again. That is what he is going to do to Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. He says that he is an expert on what Brock’s biggest weaknesss is. Punk says that it was his biggest weakness. It was trusting Paul Heyman. Paul’s biggest weakness is his ego.

    He is not going to stand out here and say that Paul did not stick his neck out when nobody would. Paul helped him get to the WWE, but he has been beating himself up because he realized that Paul didn’t do it for Punk, he did it for him.

    Paul saw someone who everyone knew was going to succeed and Paul put his stamp of approval on him so Paul could say that he made Punk. Paul called him a thoroughbred last week and that was what Paul wanted, another horse in the race. Paul wanted two horses. He always wanted the Best versus The Beast and Paul thought he could be in both corner. Paul wanted it all and at SummerSlam he is going to take it from him.

    Punk says that he will handle everything that Brock will dish out to him. Punk says that he will kick Brock in the face over and over and over until Brock is an unrecognizable pile of failure. Then he will have something for Paul . . .

    Fandango’s music plays and Summer and Fandango make their way to the ring.

    Fandango enters the ring and Punk hits him with the mic and then he connects with knees. Punk with a Go To Sleep to Fandango.

    We go to commercial.

    Match Number Two: Wade Barrett, Darren Young, and Titus O’Neil versus Mark Henry, Jimmy Uso, and Jey Uso

    Young and Jey start things off and Young works on the wrist and he applies an arm bar. Young with a side head lock. Young with a shoulder tackle but Jey with chops and then he tags in Jimmy. Jimmy with a kick and punch to Young. Jimmy sends Young into the turnbuckles and he chops Young. Jimmy with punches but Young grabs Jimmy’s head and Titus with a boot to the head.

    Barrett tags in and he connects with knees to the head followed by a short arm clothesline and he gets a near fall. Barrett puts Jimmy on the turnbuckles and he connects with forearms to the back and a kick to the midsection to knock Jimmy off the turnbuckles and Barrett with a near fall.

    Titus tags in and he drops a leg to the throat followed by an elbow drop and then he applies a reverse chin lock. Jimmy with elbows and a head butt and then he tries for a cross body and Titus catches him and then tosses Jimmy over his head and to the mat. Titus barks for Jey and Mark.

    Jimmy has a kick blocked and then Titus spins him around and he connects with a dragon whip. Henry tags in and he connects with a clothesline and body block. Young runs into a body block and Henry with a power slam for a near fall. Jimmy with a super kick to Barrett when he tries to interfere. Henry grabs Young and sends him towards Jey for a super kick. Henry with the World’s Strongest Slam for the three count.

    Winners: Mark Henry, Jimmy Uso, and Jey Uso

    We go to commercial.

    We are back with the WWE Rewind: The Daniel Bryan Gauntlet.

    Michael Cole reminds us of the main events for Raw. Daniel Bryan will face Kane and John Cena will face Ryback in a Tables Match.

    Vickie Guerrero is on the phone and she says that Teddy got what he deserved.

    Alberto Del Rio enters the office and he says nice things about Vickie and Vickie asks Alberto what is going on.

    Alberto tells Vickie that she owes him something because he is wrestling Rob Van Dam tonight. Since Brad Maddox allowed John Cena to pick his opponent at SummerSlam, he feels that it is only fair for him to get the same opportunity.

    Vickie says that she will give Alberto one week to think about it.

    Rob Van Dam enters the office and he says the answer is obvious. It is Rob Van Dam.

    Alberto asks Rob if he thinks that he can come back after six years and get a title match against the Real Deal Alberto Del Rio. Van Dam has to prove himself.

    Rob says that he can prove himself by beating Alberto in the ring tonight.

    Damien Sandow is in the back and he is looking for Cody Rhodes but no one will help him. Sandow asks Sin Cara if he has seen Cody Rhodes since he absconded with his briefcase. He thanks Sin Cara for wasting his time.

    Match Number Three: Rob Van Dam versus Alberto Del Rio in a Non Title Match

    Van Dam with kicks and punches to Del Rio and the referee warns him. Van Dam with more kicks and punches but Del Rio goes to the floor. Del Rio gets back to the apron but he goes back to the floor to get inside Van Dam’s head.

    Van Dam with a jumping spin kick to Del Rio when Del Rio tries to sneak up on Van Dam. Del Rio says ‘no mas’. The referee asks him to speak English while Del Rio complains about his ribs. Van Dam goes into the corner again and the referee pulls Van Dam out and Del Rio was playing possum and he kicks Van Dam in the head and gets the three count.

    Winner: Alberto Del Rio

    Alberto Del Rio celebrates his victory and goes to the back.

    Damien Sandow continues his search for Cody Rhodes and his briefcase and he has no luck. Sandow asks Booker T and Mark Henry. Sandow says that he knows that Mark is looking for the Shield, but he is looking for Cody and is briefcase.

    Booker asks Sandow if he is kidding and Mark asks if he looks like a snitch. Neither have seen him. Booker and Mark say that they cannot stand a thief.

    Sandow says that Booker should know something because he is the General Manager . . . well he used to be.

    Booker cannot believe that Damien said that and Sandow walks away.

    AJ Lee makes her way to the ring and she is followed by Big E Langston and we are going to find out what is going on in AJ’s mind. We go to commercial.

    We are back with the Smack of the Night: Dolph Ziggler talking about letting AJ go as his girlfriend, AJ Lee’s reaction, and the kiss on the forehead.

    AJ says that she is out here to clear the air. For everyone who thinks that she is a gentle nudge away from a mental breakdown because of what happened with Kaitlyn or if her good hearted, noble actions were misunderstood and her heart was stomped on by that heartless, cold blooded, selfish, no good son of a (you know what), Dolph Ziggler, you would be mistaken.

    AJ says that she is fine. She is A-OK because she has the Divas Title. She is the Divas Champion and she will forever be the savior of the Divas Division. The title is never leaving her. To show how fine she is, she shows everyone the keys to Dolph’s home. She remembers the day that she got her copy. She was going to go into the home and break in and burn everything to the ground, but she is ready to let go of them.

    Dolph’s music plays and he makes his way onto the stage.

    Dolph asks AJ if she doesn’t think he has passed out hundreds or thousands of those keys. The locks have been changed a few times.

    AJ calls Dolph ‘puddin’ and then she says that he is not the smart one. AJ has Big E get Dolph’s suitcase.

    Dolph asks if AJ is being reduced to stealing from him. Everything in the ring is totally replaceable.

    AJ tells Langston to hold the mic while AJ cuts up Dolph’s driver’s license.

    Dolph says a day at the DMV would be a picnic compared to a day with AJ.

    AJ then cuts up his passport.

    Dolph says that there is a passport agency two blocks from his home and she owes him a favor for something he taught her. That can be replaced.

    AJ goes for the next item to destroy and she takes his money out of his wallet. Then she cuts up his credit cards.

    Dolph says that it is better to stay off the grid and then he says that he has money in his pockets and he doesn’t have any pockets.

    AJ says that she is fine and then Dolph tells her that those aren’t voices in her head and it is the people in the crowd.

    AJ starts throwing Dolph’s clothes around the ring. AJ continues to freak out while everyone calls her ‘psycho’.

    AJ pushes Langston while he tries to calm her down.

    From out of nowhere, Kaitlyn spears AJ. Ziggler goes to ringside and he gives Langston a Fameasser.

    We go to commercial.

    We are back with the WWE Rebound and it is a look at the Daniel Bryan Gauntlet.

    Match Number Four: Brodus Clay and Tensai (with Naomi and Cameron) versus Luke Harper and Erick Rowan (with Bray Wyatt)

    Harper and Tensai start things off and Harper with a boot to Tensai followed by forearms. Harper with more punches. Tensai with punches but Harper with a back elbow. Tensai with a clothesline for a near fall and Rowan breaks up the cover. Clay goes after Rowan after he sends Tensai into the mat a few times. Rowan with knees and he sends Clay to the floor.

    Rowan pulls Tensai into the corner and then Harper with a splash into the corner followed by a discus clothesline and Rowan is tagged in and he hits a splash for the three count.

    Winners: Luke Harper and Erick Rowan

    After the match, Wyatt gets into the ring while Harper and Rowan hold up Tensai. Wyatt grabs Tensai, kisses him on the forehead, and then hits Sister Abigail.

    Wyatt gets on the mic and he tells Kane that he suspects that he will be looking for him. That is alright because he has never been too hard to find. If Kane needs him, he will be right here, with all of his friends. They have been waiting for Kane. He has always been waiting for him. He says to look to the sky and follow the buzzard.

    We go to commercial.

    We are back and Vickie Guerrero is in her office and Damien Sandow enters demanding to know where Cody Rhodes is. Damien tells Vickie that he stole his briefcase. Vickie tells him to relax because she has contacted the authorities.

    Damien says that he does not have time and he will find his briefcase tonight.

    Zeb Colter has something to say before the next match. He asks if they are in Texas or Northern Mexico. Coming over here, he had to drive through Northern Mexico and he was willing to have his vehicle searched. The agent told him that there is no need to search his vehicle because he is a Real American.

    He agrees with Zeb that we need to stop people from sneaking across our borders. We need more people like him and Jack Swagger. Just like that man told the truth last night, he has two truths. He wants his country back and Christian has overstayed his welcome.

    Match Number Five: Christian versus Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter)

    They lock up and Swagger with a waist lock take down and he does push ups on Christian’s back. They lock up and Swagger backs Christian into the corner and he pushes Christian but Christian punches back. Christian climbs the turnbuckles and he punches Swagger. Swagger tries to take Christian to the mat but Christian with a sunset flip attempt. Swagger does not go over and he picks Christian up by the side of the head.

    Swagger sends Christian into the turnbuckles but Christian gets his feet up. Swagger with a shoulder tackle. Christian sends Swagger over the top rope to the floor and then Christian with a pescado onto Swagger. Christian rolls Swagger back in and Christian goes up top but Swagger climbs the turnbuckles and he sends Christian to the mat with a belly-to-belly superplex and Christian goes to the floor as we go to commercial.

    We are back and Swagger misses a charge into the corner and Christian with a pendulum kick. Christian goes to the turnbuckles for a missile drop kick. Christian punches Swagger followed by a forearm and then he slingshots to the floor and connects with an uppercut. Christian goes up top for a cross body but Swagger moves.

    Christian blocks the Doctor Bomb and then Swagger blocks the Killswitch. Swagger tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Christian lands on his feet and he hits an inverted DDT and he gets a near fall. Christian prepares for the spear but Colter distracts him and Swagger tries to capitalize but Christian moves. Christian with a back elbow from the turnbuckles. Swagger with a belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Swagger gets to his feet first and he goes for the double jump Swagger Bomb but Christian gets his knees up. Christian goes to the turnbuckles for a sunset flip but Swagger rolls through and applies the ankle lock.

    Christian escapes and he sends Swagger shoulder first into the ring post. Christian with the Killswitch for the three count.

    Winner: Christian

    After the match, Damien Sandow’s music plays and he storms to the ring. Sandow demands a microphone and he says that he wants everyone to know that he is issuing a warrant as soon as the authorities arrive. He wants Cody arrested for grand larceny and he demands that Vickie fire Cody because he is a thief.

    We all know that there is nothing worse than a thief in the locker room.

    Cody Rhodes appears on the TitanTron and he says that he knows that Damien has been looking all over the arena for his briefcase. It turns out that he is not in the arena. He is standing in front of the Gulf of Mexico. He tells Damien if he wants his case, he will give it to him, as long as he comes out to get it.

    Damien runs to the back and Cole explains the geography of Corpus Christi.

    Sandow storms through the back as we go to commercial.

    We are back and Damien is still walking through the back. He leaves the building and he almost gets hit by a car.

    Damien begs for Cody not to do anything. He tells Cody not to do anything stupid.

    Cody asks Damien if he is calling him stupid and Damien says that he is not.

    Damien reminds him that they were best friends and a tag team. He says that Cody was their leader and that Cody is smarter than him. Damien says that Cody is his intellectual superior. He tells Cody that he has better facial hair.

    Cody likes what Damien says, and he tells Damien that he has earned it. Cody sends the briefcase into the Gulf of Mexico.

    Cody wishes the Little Mermaid luck and he hopes the case floats.

    Damien demands that someone help him. Damien says that he cannot swim. The briefcase goes under water and Damien jumps into the water even though he cannot swim.

    Damien makes it back to dry land but he does not have his briefcase.

    Damien tries to regain his composure as we go to credits.

    2014 - WWE ran Edmonton, Alberta. Barry Fillion filed the following live report:

    Building is probably 50% capacity, so not so good.

    First match was R Truth vs Fandango. R Truth goes over in a match that was perfectly fine as the opener.

    Next up we had Titus O'Neil, Heath Slater and Hornswoggle vs. Diego, El Torito and Tyson Kidd. Everyone loves midget on midget violence. The face team goes over. Slater was getting the Cena crowd reaction with "let's go Slater, Slater sucks" chants. Everyone in the ring seemed surprised and confused by this and I don't blame them.

    We had Miz vs. Kofi Kingston for the Intercontinental title. Miz wins, match was ok but nothing to write home about.

    Last match before the break was Wyatts vs. Usos. Good back and forth fun match with Jimmy and Jay retaining the tag titles.

    Next up we had Alicia Fox and Rosa vs. Natalya and Emma. Huge pop for Nattie. Eva Marie was guest ref. Match ended with Natty having Rosa in the sharpshooter, Eva didn't ring the bell but it rang anyway and Natalya's music played. She stood in the ring having words with Eva who was looking like she couldn't care less. As soon as Natalya turned her back she got attacked by Eva and the other heels. Layla ran down and made the save. Just a really weird finish.

    We got Cesaro against Big Show next. Typical Big Show style match. Chops to the chest in the corner and an abundance of sleeper holds by Cesaro. Fans were calling for the swing, Cesaro went for it only to get his throat grabbed from the downed Big Show who got up and choke slammed him for the win.

    Main event time. Chris Jericho vs. Bray Wyatt.

    Back and forth match which saw Rowan and Harper get ejected, then there was a ref bump so they ran back out to attack Jericho. Jimmy and Jey came and ran them off, Bray brought a chair in and missed Jericho who turned it into a Codebreaker using the chair between his knee and Wyatts face to get the win. Nothing out of the ordinary but over all it was an enjoyable show and even though many of the "top talents" weren't there I think the show was worth the money and judging by a lot of the kids there I think most would agree.
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