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    1945 - Buddy Rogers defeats Dave Levin to win the Texas Heavyweight Title in Houston.

    1956 - Duke Keomuka & Tony Martin defeat Iron Mike DiBiase & Danny Plechas to win the Texas Tag Team Title in Houston, ending DiBiase & Plechas' second reign. Complete results from the card saw:

    Buddy Rogers and Pepper Gomez fought to a no contest
    Jerry Woods won by DQ over Johnny Valentine
    Gene Kelly beat Ramon Torres
    Irish Danny McShane beat Al Kashey
    Larry Chene and Chico Casasola fought to a 15 minute draw.

    1963 - WWWF ran Baltimore, MD with the following result:

    The Shadow defeated Al Smith
    Tim Woods defeated Gordo Chihuahua
    Hans Mortier defeated Jack Miller

    1963 - WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino & Bobo Brazil defeated the Fabulous Kangaroos in Atlantic City, NJ.

    1965 - WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino fought Bill Watts to a no contest in Staten Island, NY.

    1966 - WWWF ran Newark, NJ for a TV Taping, headlined by Miguel Perez & Pete Sanchez defeating Angelo Savoldi & Tomas Marin and Jerry Graham defeating Frank Martinez

    1966 - WWWF ran Hershey, PA with the following results:
    Ricky Sexton defeated Ronnie Etchison
    Curtis Iaukea defated Arnold Skaaland
    WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
    Little Beaver & the Jamaica Kid defeated Sky Low Low & Little Brutus
    Louis Cerdan defeated Smasher Sloan
    Antonio Pugliese defeated Waldo Von Erich

    1968 - WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated George Steele via disqualification in Boston, MA at the Boston Garden.

    1972 - WWWF ran North Dartmouth, MA at Lincoln Park with the following results:
    Chuck O'Connor defeated Joe Turco via count-out
    El Olympico fought the Black Demon to a draw
    Chief Jay Strongbow fought George Steele to a double count-out in an Indian strap match; Tomas Marin was the guest referee for the match
    WWWF Tag Team Champions Prof. Toru Tanaka & Mr. Fuji fought Sonny King & Gorilla Monsoon to a draw in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match; fall #1 and #2: the teams traded wins; fall #3: the two teams fought to a double count-out

    1974 - A Mid-Atlantic Wrestling event in Spartanburg, SC at the Memorial Auditorium featured the following results:

    Tommy Seigler beat John Heidemann
    Bob Bruggers defeated Gene Lewis
    Nelson Royal & Tommy Seigler defeated Mr. Hayashi & Mr. Ota
    Tiger Conway Jr. & Paul Jones beat Ivan Koloff & Johnny Valentine

    1977 - WWWF ran Hamburg, PA, headlined by WWWF World Champion Superstar Billy Graham defeated Jose Gonzales

    1978 - During a New Japan Show at Budokan Hall in Tokyo, WWWF World Champion Bob Backlund wrestled Antonio Inoki to a one-hour draw in a three fall match. Inoki won the first fall twenty minutes into the match, and Backlund won the second at the 36 minute mark, before they went the distance. Additional results from the show saw:

    Makoto Arakawa fought Yoshiaki Fujiwara to a draw
    Bad News Allen pinned Haruka Eigen
    Osamu Kido pinned Peter Maivia
    Chabo Guerrero pinned Kantaro Hoshino
    Riki Choshu defeated Haystacks Calhoun via disqualification
    Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi defeated Pedro Morales & Larry Zbyzsko when Kobayashi forced Zbyzsko to submit to a backbreaker
    WWWF Jr. Heavyweight Champion Tatsumi Fujinami pinned Ryuma Go at 13:52

    1978 - WWWF ran Lewiston, Maine, featuring:

    Butcher Vachon defeated Tony Russo
    Victor Rivera defeated Johnny Rodz
    Stan Stasiak defeated SD Jones
    Luke Graham fought Tony Garea to a draw

    1979 - Former WCW, TNA, and WWE star Shannon Moore is born.

    1980 - Current WWE star Dolph Ziggler is born.

    1980 - WWF ran New Haven, CT at The Coliseum with the following results:
    Rick McGraw fought Johnny Rodz to a 20-minute draw
    Rene Goulet defeated Jose Estrada
    Larry Zbyszko defeated Ivan Putski via count-out
    Pedro Morales defeated Tor Kamata (sub. for Don Muraco)
    Andre the Giant & Angel Marvilla defeated WWF Tag Team Champions the Wild Samoans in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-0; fall #1: the champions were disqualified; fall #2: Andre pinned Afa; the titles remained with the champions due to the DQ finish of the first fall
    Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah & Beverly Shade defeated Kandi Malloy & Peggy Lee in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-0; fall #1 - Beverly pinned Lee; fall #2 - Moolah pinned Lee

    1982 - WWF ran Portland, ME at the Civic Center featuring the following results:

    Johnny Rodz pinned Fred Marzino (sub. for SD Jones) at 14:45
    Tony Atlas pinned Swede Hanson at 10:55
    Bob Orton Jr. pinned Tony Garea at 11:40
    Ivan Putski defeated Jimmy Snuka via count-out at 15:30
    Chief Jay & Jules Strongbow defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Mr. Fuji & Mr. Saito in a Best 2 out of 3 falls non-title match at 18:14, 2-0; fall #1: Fuji was disqualified at 14:44 for choking Chief Jay; fall #2: Chief pinned Saito and Jules pinned Fuji at the same time at 3:30

    1983 - NWA World Tag Team Champions Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Ric Flair & Roddy Piper via disqualification in the main event of a Mid-Atlantic Wrestling TV taping in Spartanberg, SC.

    1984 - The AWA ran the Showboat Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada with the following results:

    Billy Robinson wrestled Larry Zbyszko to a draw
    Tony Atlas beat Steve Regal
    AWA World Tag Team champions The Road Warriors defeated Curt Hennig & Steve O
    Jim Brunzell beat King Kong Bundy by DQ
    The Fabulous Ones beat Nick Bockwinkel & Mr. Saito

    1984 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran Hampton, VA at the Coliseum with the following results:
    Sam Houston defeated Paul Kelly
    Brian Adidas defeated Jeff Sword
    NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard defeated Johnny Weaver
    Pez Whatley defeated Kurt Von Hess
    Adrian Street defeated Paul Jones
    Angelo Mosca Jr. defeated Buzz Sawyer
    Dusty Rhodes & Jimmy Valiant defeated the Assassins

    1984 - WWF ran The Dunn Center in Elizabeth, NJ featuring the following results:

    Salvatore Bellomo fought Rene Goulet to a draw
    Samula (aka Samu) defeated Jose Luis Rivera
    Johnny V defeated SD Jones
    Bob Backlund defeated Bob Orton
    Andre the Giant defeated Greg Valentine
    Roddy Piper defeated Rocky Johnson
    Ivan Putski defeated George Steele via disqualification

    1984 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran Charleston, SC at the County Hall:
    Tom Shaft defeated Jeff Sword
    Vinnie Valentino defeated Bobby Bass
    Nikita Koloff defeated Brett Hart
    The Junkyard Dog & Rufus R. Jones defeated Gary Royal & Jesse Barr
    NWA Tag Team Champions Ivan Koloff & Don Kernodle defeated Mark Youngblood & the Renegade

    1985 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran Greensboro, NC at the Coliseum featuring the following results:
    Ricky Reeves defeated Mark Fleming
    Sam Houston defeated George South
    Ron Bass defeated Joel Deaton
    Jimmy Valiant defeated Paul Jones in a dog collar match
    NWAWorld Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson fought Ivan & Nikita Koloff to a draw
    NWA TV Champion Dusty Rhodes defeated Buddy Landell
    NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Nikita Koloff

    1985 - WWF ran Philadelphia, PA at the Spectrum with a card that was broadcast on the PRISM Network featuring the following results:
    Jim Neidhart pinned Tony Garea at 9:25 with a powerslam
    Bret Hart pinned Swede Hanson at 8:53 with an elbow drop after raising his knees to prevent a splash
    The Missing Link (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Salvatore Bellomo at 4:16 with a diving headbutt from the middle turnbuckle
    Pedro Morales pinned Rene Goulet at 12:38 wit a reverse roll up
    Paul Orndorff fought Roddy Piper to a double disqualification at 5:31 after Orndorff shoved referee Joey Marella and Piper threw Marella to the floor; after the bout, both men continued brawling in and out of the ring until they were separated by Tony Garea, George Wells, and Swede Hanson
    Brutus Beefcake pinned George Wells at 9:01 after reversing a powerslam attempt from the apron into a small package
    The Spider Lady pinned Susan Starr at 9:08 with a powerslam and grabbing the tights for leverage
    George Steele defeated Big John Studd (w/ Bobby Heenan) via disqualification at 3:57 when Heenan interfered as Steele was about to attempt a bodyslam; after the bout, Steele was double teamed
    Terry Funk pinned SD Jones at 10:13 with a reverse roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage
    Andre the Giant & Ricky Steamboat defeated Don Muraco & Mr. Fuji at 4:32 when Andre pinned Fuji following a boot to the face

    1985 - WWF ran Kansas City, MO with the following results:
    Jim Brunzell defeated Barry O
    Randy Savage defeated Rick McGraw
    B. Brian Blair defeated Steve Lombardi
    Lanny Poffo fought Moondog Spot to a draw
    WWF Tag Team Champions The U.S. Express, Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated Nikolai Volkoff & the Iron Sheik
    WWF Intercontinental Champion Tito Santana defeated Tiger Chung Lee
    WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Greg Valentine

    1986 - WWF ran Toronto, Ontario at the Maple Leaf Gardens with the following results:

    Sivi Afi defeated Jake Roberts via forfeit when Roberts appeared in street clothes, grabbed the microphone, and said he would not wrestle in Toronto again until he could face Ricky Steamboat in his own type of match; as Roberts began to leave ringside, he returned to the ring, attacked Afi, and hit the DDT; moments later, Afi was helped backstage by Jacques & Raymond Rougeau
    Hercules Hernandez defeated Scott McGhee via submission with the backbreaker at 6:59
    Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated the Moondogs at 11:25 when Jacques pinned Spot with a roll up
    Billy Jack Haynes pinned the Iron Sheik at 5:27 after Sheik accidentally kicked an interfering Nikolai Volkoff on the ring apron
    Jimmy Jack & Dory Funk Jr. defeated Mike Rotundo & Danny Spivey at 15:25 when Dory pinned Spivey after Jack hit a clothesline while Spivey attempted the bulldog
    Cpl. Kirchner pinned Nikolai Volkoff in a Bootcamp match after hitting him with his boot
    The Junkyard Dog defeated King Kong Bundy (w/ Bobby Heenan) via disqualification when Heenan broke up JYD's pinfall attempt at 6:16
    Ricky Steamboat defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage via count-out after Savage failed a bodyslam on the floor, with Steamboat falling on top of him

    1986 - WWF ran Scranton, PA at the Catholic Youth Center with the following results:
    Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Brickhouse Brown
    Lanny Poffo defeated Les Thornton
    Bob Orton Jr. defeated King Tonga
    George Steele defeated Adrian Adonis via disqualification
    WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs, Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid defeated Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake
    Tito Santana fought King Harley Race to a draw.

    1986 - The Universal Wrestling Federation ran Dallas, Texas with the following results:

    Road Warriors & Bill Watts beat The Fabulous Freebirds by DQ
    NWA World Champion Dusty Rhodes beat Ric Flair
    Hacksaw Duggan beat Kamala by DQ
    Missing Link won a Battle Royal
    The Fantastics beat John Tatum & Jack Victory
    Magnum TA beat Baron Von Raschke
    Terry Taylor beat Eddie Gilbert
    The Rock & Roll Express fought The Midnight Express to a draw
    Chavo Guerrero beat Rick Steiner
    One Man Gang beat Jeff Gaylord
    Koko Ware beat Gustavo Mendoza
    Sting beat Brett Sawyer

    1987 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran Fayetteville, NC featuring the following:

    The Italian Stallion defeated Thunderfoot #1
    The Barbarian defeated Todd Champion
    Paul Ellering defeated Paul Jones
    NWA Jr. Heavyweight Champion Lazertron defeated MOD Squad Basher
    NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated UWF Western States Heritage Champion Barry Windham & Kendall Windham
    NWA World Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson
    The Road Warriors defeated Manny Fernandez & Ivan Koloff
    Ron Garvin defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair
    Nikita Koloff defeated NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger in a non title match

    1987 - A card at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, TN featured the following results:

    The Clone beat Lou Winston.
    Brickhouse Brown beat John Paul.
    Don Bass beat Jerry Bryant.
    Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond beat Mark Starr & Alan West.
    Billy Joe Travis & Jeff Jarrett beat The Nasty Boys via DQ.
    The Moondogs beat Big Bubba & Goliath.
    George Barnes & Blooey beat Rocky Johnson & Bill Dundee.
    Jerry Lawler beat Nick Bockwinkel.

    1987 - WWF ran Allentown, PA at Ag Hall, featuring the following results:

    Omar Atlas defeated Frenchy Martin
    Outback Jack defeated Jose Estrada
    Ron Bass defeated Jerry Allen
    Superstar Billy Graham defeated Don Muraco
    Koko B. Ware defeated Nikolai Volkoff
    Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid defeated Demolition

    1988 - Stan Hansen defeats Genichiro Tenryu in Nagano, Japan to win the PWF World Heavyweight and NWA United National Heavyweight Titles, which would later become part of the All Japan Triple Crown.

    1988 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran Jacksonville, FL for a Worldwide TV taping featuring the following results:

    Ricky Morton pinned Cruel Connection with a crossbody off the top at 1:20
    Rick Steiner (w/ Kevin Sullivan), Ron Garvin, & Al Perez (w/ Gary Hart) defeated Curtis Thompson, Larry Stephens, & an unknown at 3:58 when Garvin pinned Stephens after landing several punches in the corner; during the bout, Hart briefly joined the commentary team to remind them that Garvin was a former NWA World Champion; after the contest, David Crockett conducted a ringside interview with Garvin, Sullivan, Hart, Perez, & Steiner in which Crockett said Dusty Rhodes had accepted Hart's challenge to face Garvin in a dog collar match; moments later, Hart gave Garvin an envelope of cash before then cutting a promo on what Garvin would do to Rhodes in the match
    NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane (w/ Jim Cornette) defeated George South & an unknown at 2:37 when Eaton pinned South after hitting the Double Goozle; during the bout, JJ Dillon cut an insert promo in which he said Cornette's mother obviously wore the pants in the family and he would put Cornette over his knee and teach him the manners his father never did
    Ivan Koloff & the Russian Assassin (w/ Paul Jones) defeated Trent Knight & Bob Emory at 3:58 when Emory submitted to the Assassin's Cobra Clutch; after the bout, Koloff pulled the Assassin off Emory and shoved him; moments later, Crockett conducted a ringside interview with Jones, Koloff, & the Assassin in which Jones said he wanted victims, not necessarily victories; Jones then said he had a rocky summer but he would have Koloff & Assassin bring him victims
    Dick Murdoch pinned Agent Steel with the brainbuster at 2:31
    Lex Luger & Dusty Rhodes (w/ Magnum TA) vs. NWA World Champion Ric Flair & NWA US Champion Barry Windham (w/ JJ Dillon); Rhodes came to the ring wearing a Road Warriors T-shirt; Jim Ross was the ring announcer for the match; less than a minute of the match aired before the broadcast ended

    1989 - NWA ran Jacksonville, FL with the following results:

    Brian Pillman defeated Bill Irwin
    The Dynamic Dudes defeated the New Zealand Militia
    Norman defeated Steve Casey
    Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Kevin Sullivan & Mike Rotunda
    Steve Williams & The Midnight Express defeated Terry Gordy & NWA World Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin
    Eddie Gilbert won a battle royal
    The Great Muta defeated Eddie Gilbert via count-out in a Dragon Shi match
    NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger defeated Tommy Rich
    The Road Warriors defeated the Samoan Swat Team
    Sting defeated Terry Funk via disqualification

    1990 - Stan Hansen defeats Mitsuharu Misawa in Matsudo, Japan to win the vacant All Japan Triple Crown (NWA International, NWA United National and Pacific Wrestling Federation World Titles). The title had been declared vacant when previous champion Terry Gordy was hospitalized.

    1990 - WWF ran three live events the same day, featuring the following results:

    WWF in Los Angeles, CA at the Sports Arena:
    Black Bart pinned Shane Douglas
    Hercules defeated Jim Powers
    Jimmy Snuka defeated the Barbarian via disqualification
    Jake Roberts defeated Bad News Brown
    Nikolai Volkoff defeated Boris Zhukov
    The Rockers, Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty defeated the Orient Express via countout
    WWF World Champion the Ultimate Warrior defeated Rick Rude

    WWF in Landover, MD at the Capital Centre:
    The Big Bossman pinned Ted Dibiase with a small package
    WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition Smash & Crush (w/ Ax) defeated Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart when Ax involved himself in the match and pinned Hart
    The Warlord pinned Sam Houston with a powerslam
    Dustin Rhodes pinned Buddy Rose with a clothesline and elbowdrop
    Paul Roma pinned Paul Diamond with a powerslam
    Akeem pinned Pez Whatley with a splash
    Jim Duggan & Tugboat defeated Earthquake & Dino Bravo when Duggan pinned Bravo after hitting him with the 2x4

    WWF in Hamilton, Ontario at Copps Coliseum:
    Haku pinned Jim Brunzell at 14:50 with a backbreaker
    Koko B. Ware pinned the Genius with a bulldog; after the bout, Koko took off the Genius' blonde wig, put it on, and danced in the ring
    Sensational Sherri pinned Sapphire
    Dusty Rhodes pinned Randy Savage in a Texas Bullrope Match after hitting Savage with Sensational Sherri's loaded purse
    Greg Valentine & the Honkytonk Man defeated the Bushwhackers via count-out
    The Brooklyn Brawler pinned Barry O at around the 10-minute mark with a reverse roll up
    Tito Santana defeated WWF Intercontinental champion Champion Mr. Perfect via disqualification after the champion hit the referee; the match replaced the scheduled Brutus Beefcake vs. Rick Martel bout, as both men were out with injuries

    1991 - WWF ran Denver, CO at the Coliseum, featuring:
    Ricky Steamboat defeated Haku
    Kerry Von Erich defeated Demolition Smash
    The Bushwhackers defeated the Orient Express
    Col. Mustafa defeated Shane Douglas
    Davey Boy Smith defeated Typhoon via count-out
    The Big Bossman & the Legion of Doom defeated the Mountie & WWF Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys
    WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Sgt. Slaughter; Randy Savage was the guest referee for the bout

    1991 - WWF ran Chicago, IL at the Rosemont Horizon with the following results:
    The Barbarian defeated Koko B. Ware
    Typhoon defeated Greg Valentine
    The Berzerker defeated Jimmy Snuka
    Power & Glory, Paul Roma & Hercules defeated Jim Powers (sub. for Shawn Michaels, who was out with a knee injury) & Marty Jannetty
    Jake Roberts (with Andre the Giant) defeated Earthquake
    Money Inc., Ted Dibiase & IRS defeated Hacksaw Duggan & Virgil
    The Ultimate Warrior defeated the Undertaker in a bodybag match

    1991 - Steve Simpson & Chris Walker defeat Scott Anthony (Raven) & Rip Rogers in the tournament final to win the Global Wrestling Federation Tag Team Champions in Dallas, Texas.

    1992 - WCW ran Atlanta, GA at Center Stage for a WCW Saturday Night taping featuring:

    Tom Zenk & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Terry Taylor & Scotty Flamingo

    8/1/92 -

    Brian Pillman pinned Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker at 3:35 with a dropkick off the middle turnbuckle
    Tom Zenk & Brian Pillman defeated Greg Valentine & Dick Slater via disqualification when the Barbarian interfered
    The Barbarian pinned Chad Bird with a boot to the face at 1:33
    WCW/NWA Tag Team Champion Steve Williams (w/ WCW/NWA Tag Team Champion Terry Gordy) pinned Jimmy Garvin at 7:41 with the Oklahoma Stampede; the ring announcer almost named Williams the victor 20-seconds earlier after he thought the match had ended
    Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Mike Thor & Danny Deese at 2:03 when Scott pinned Thor with the Frankensteiner; after the bout, the Steiners brawled in the ring with WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Williams & Gordy, who watched the match from ringside, until referees swarmed the ringside area
    Van Hammer pinned John Peterson at 2:27 with the slingshot suplex
    WCW World Champion Big Van Vader (w/ Harley Race) pinned Jim Nash at 2:07 with a splash
    WCW TV Champion Steve Austin (w/ Paul E. Dangerously) defeated Ricky Steamboat via reverse decision at around 18:08; Steamboat originally won the match and title but referee Nick Patrick awarded the title to Austin after realizing Steamboat scored the win after knocking Austin out with a foreign object, which was thrown in the ring by Dangerously

    8/8/92 -

    Dustin Rhodes pinned Mark Cantabury at 2:54 with the bulldog; during the bout, Greg Valentine & Dick Slater cut an insert promo on Rhodes & Barry Windham; it was announced during the contest that Sting would not be in Chicago or Chattanooga, TN in the coming days due to the injury he sustained in Baltimore at the hands of Jake Roberts
    Dan Spivey defeated Randy Stallings via submission with a dragon sleeper at 2:01; during the bout, Spivey cut an insert promo in which he said he wanted the WCW World Title from Ron Simmons
    The Junkyard Dog & Big Cat defeated Chris Sullivan & James Motes at 2:08 when Cat pinned Motes with an elbow drop; during the match, it was announced the Nikita Koloff vs. WCW US Champion Rick Rude match taped 8/2/92 in Baltimore would be shown in its entirety
    Van Hammer pinned Tracy Smothers with the slingshot suplex at 6:24
    Greg Valentine & Dick Slater defeated Ian Weston & the Itallian Stallion at 8:17 when Weston submitted to Valentine's figure-4; during the bout, Valentine & Slater cut an insert promo on Slater's match with Dustin Rhodes the following night on The Main Event; it was also announced Jake Roberts would be in Chicago later in the night and Chattanooga, TN the following night and that Clash of the Champions 20 would celebrate 20 years of wrestling on TBS and Gordon Solie would be part of the broadcast
    The Barbarian pinned Tommy Angel with a boot to the face at 3:21
    Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton (w/ Paul E. Dangerously) defeated Larry Zbyzsko & Brian Pillman via referee's decision at around the 21-minute mark as Zbyzsko was caught in an armbar by Eaton after Eaton his a kneedrop onto Zbyzsko's already injured arm; the off-the-top rule was waived for the match, allowing the wrestlers to come off the top without it resulting in a disqualification; the match ended during the commercial break; when the show returned, Zbyzsko was being attended to by medics in the ring before the finish was shown

    1993 - WWF held a Wrestling Challenge taping in Plattsburgh, NY featuring the following results:

    Tatanka fought Bam Bam Bigelow to a double count-out after Tatanka hit the Samoan Drop on the floor
    Damien Demento defeated Van Hammer

    Bastion Booger pinned Phil Apollo with the sit-down splash at 2:34
    The Heavenly Bodies defeated Virgil & Glen Ruth at 5:33 when Jimmy Del Ray pinned Ruth with the moonsault
    The Bushwhackers defeated the Quebecars at around the 7-minute mark when Butch pinned Jacques with a roll up; after the bout, the Quebecars attacked the Bushwhackers in the aisle until several referees pulled them away
    Well Dunn defeated Mike Khoury & Scott Amonte at 2:50 when Steven Dunn pinned Khoury following a double DDT
    Razor Ramon & Marty Jannetty defeated WWF Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels & Diesel when Razor pinned Michaels at 11:30 with a uranagi after Jannetty hit Michaels with a superkick (Inside the WWF)
    Randy Savage defeated Mr. Hughes
    Bret Hart defeated WWF World Champion Yokozuna via disqualification
    Men on a Mission (w/ Oscar) defeated Reno Riggins & Gus Kantarakis at 2:39 when Mabel pinned Kantarakis after being pushed onto him by Mo on the top rope
    Adam Bomb (w/ Johnny Polo) pinned Scott Despres at 1:38 with the powerbomb
    Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Luna Vachon) pinned Dan Dubiel at 1:01 with the diving headbutt
    The Bushwhackers defeated Barry Horowitz & Blake Beverly at 2:31 when Butch pinned Horowitz following the battering ram after Blake threw his partner back in the ring following a miscommunication between the two
    The Quebecars defeated Mike Bucci & Mike Moraldo at 2:19 when Pierre pinned Moraldo following the Tower of Quebec
    Razor Ramon pinned Barry Hardy at 2:11 with the Razor's Edge
    The Heavenly Bodies defeated Darren Trujillo & Curt Sloan at 2:06 when Jimmy Del Ray pinned Trujillo with a moonsault
    The 1-2-3 Kid pinned Fred Williams at 2:26 with a somersault splash off the top
    The Smoking Gunns defeated Duane Gill & the Brooklyn Brawler at 1:36 when Bart pinned Gill following the Revolver
    The Ludvig Borga defeated Bert Centeno at 2:25 with a clothesline off the top
    Marty Jannetty pinned Iron Mike Sharpe at 3:53 with the flying fistdrop
    Mr. Hughes (w/ Harvey Wippleman) pinned Dan Dubiel at the 2-minute mark with the sidewalk slam; after the match, Hughes destroyed a black wreath placed at ringside (Hughes' last TV appearance for more than 3 years)
    Tatanka pinned Bobby Who at 2:08 with the Samoan Drop
    WWF Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels (w/ Diesel) pinned Rich Myers at 2:52 with a superkick and piledriver

    1993 - WCW held a TV Taping for the Main Event in Anderson, SC, featuring:

    Mark Starr & Sean Royal defeated Rip Rogers & Pat Rose
    Lord Steven Regal (w/ Sir William) pinned Marcus Alexander Bagwell with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after Sir William hit Bagwell with his umbrella
    Maxx Payne defeated an unknown
    Davey Boy Smith defeated Fred Avery
    WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Austin & Brian Pillman defeated Keith & Kent Cole when Austin made the pin with a roll up and grabbing the tights and Pillman for leverage
    The Nasty Boys defeated two unknowns
    Yoshi Kwan defeated Mike Winner
    The Equalizer defeated Chris Sullivan
    2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated WCW TV Champion Paul Orndorff & Lord Steven Regal (w/ Sir William) via disqualification when Orndorff ran Scorpio into the ringpost
    Johnny B. Badd pinned Maxx Payne with a roll up after avoiding a charge in the corner
    Sid Vicious defeated Brad Anderson (sub. for Van Hammer)
    Thunder & Lightning defeated Bobby Eaton & Chris Benoit when Benoit was pinned following a shoulderblock off the top
    Harlem Heat defeated Joe Cruz & Mike Thor
    2 Cold Scorpio fought Lord Steven Regal (w/ Sir William) to a time-limit draw; Scorpio had Regal covered following the 450 splash when the bell rang
    NWA World Champion Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, & Paul Roma defeated WCW TV Champion Paul Orndorff (sub. for Barry Windham), WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Austin & Brian Pillman when Anderson pinned Pillman with the DDT at around the 18-minute mark

    1995 - WWF ran Cohasset, MA at the South Shore Music Circus with the following results:
    Skip pinned Aldo Montoya with a reversal
    Jean Pierre Lafitte defeated Duke Drose
    The Smoking Gunns defeated Jacob & Eli Blu
    Bob Backlund pinned Man Mountain Rock
    Razor Ramon vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
    King Mabel pinned Bam Bam Bigelow

    1996 - Dr. Wagner Jr. defeats Aquarius (Yoshihiro Tajiri) to win the CMLL World Light-Heavyweight Title in Sapporo, Japan. Wagner had lost the title to Aquarius eight days earlier, and neither of these title changes (which took place on Big Japan cards) were authorized by EMLL, who control the title.

    1996 - WWF ran Anaheim, CA at the Arrowhead Pond with the following results:
    Justin Bradshaw pinned Bob Holly
    WWF Tag Team Champions the Smoking Gunns defeated Henry & Phinneas Godwinn, Skip & Zip, and Marty Jannetty & Leif Cassidy
    Psycho Sid defeated Davey Boy Smith
    Owen Hart defeated Aldo Montoya
    Marc Mero defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley
    Steve Austin defeated Savio Vega in a No DQ match
    WWF World Champion Shawn Michaels defeated Vader via disqualification when Goldust interfered
    Goldust defeated Yokozuna
    The Undertaker defeated Mankind

    1996 - Extreme Championship Wrestling debuted in Warwick, PA, featuring the following results

    Taz & Bill Alfonso defeated the Sandman & Tod Gordon when Sandman submitted to Taz
    Super Nova defeated El Puerto Ricano
    Hack Myers defeated Devon Storm
    Mikey Whipwreck defeated Stevie Richards
    ECW World Tag Team Champions The Eliminators defeated Buh Buh Ray Dudley & Pitbull #2
    The Gangstas defeated the Bruise Brothers
    ECW World TV Champion Shane Douglas defeated Chris Jericho
    Taz & Brian Lee defeated Terry Gordy & Tommy Dreamer

    1996 - WCW ran Dayton, Ohio featuring the following results:

    Alex Wright defeated Disco Inferno
    The Nasty Boys defeated Public Enemy in a dog collar match
    Eddie Guerrero defeated Dean Malenko
    Harlem Heat defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner to win the titles
    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 steel cage match

    1997 - WCW ran Johnstown, PA featuring the following results:

    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
    Randy Savage defeated Diamond Dallas Page via count-out
    Ric Flair defeated Syxx
    WCW World Tag Team Champions Scott Hall & Kevin Nash defeated Lex Luger & the Giant

    1998 - WCW broadcast Monday Nitro, featuring the following results in San Antonio, Texas:

    Jim Duggan pinned the Barbarian with a roll up
    Scott Norton pinned Jim Neidhart
    WCW Cruiserweight Champion Chris Jericho defeated Dean Malenko via disqualification at around the 9-minute mark when referee Mark Curtis stopped the match after spotting Malenko in possession of a foreign object, which Jericho brought in the ring moments earlier and Malenko used against the champion behind the referee's back; stipulations stated it would be Malenko's last shot at the title (Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho)
    Curt Hennig pinned Steve McMichael
    Konnan pinned Eddie Guerrero
    Sting defeated Scott Hall via disqualification
    WCW World & US Champion Bill Goldberg pinned Brian Adams
    Diamond Dallas Page defeated Hulk Hogan via disqualification
    Dark match after the show: WCW World & US Champion Bill Goldberg defeated the Giant

    1998 - WWE broadcast Raw from Anaheim, CA featuring the following results:

    Marc Mero defeated Dustin Runnels.

    Debut Sunday Night Heat episode:

    Edge pinned Jeff Jarrett (w/ Tennessee Lee) at 3:59 after Lee accidently tripped Jarrett
    Droz & the Headbangers defeated Dick Togo, Mens Teioh, & Sho Funaki (w/ Yamaguchi-San) at 6:20 when Droz pinned Teioh with a sit-out powerbomb; prior to the match, Val Venis appeared atop the entrance stage with Mrs. Yamaguchi, causing Yamaguchi-San to throw a fit; following the match, Venis gyrated in front of 'Pacific Blue''s Amy Hunter Cornelius and shoved Mario Lopez, with Lopez then hopping the rail and tackling Venis before security broke up the fight
    WWF European Champion D-Lo Brown (w/ Mark Henry) defeated Ken Shamrock via disqualification at 2:53 when Dan Severn interfered after Brown shoved him on the arena floor; after the bout, Steve Blackman attempted to calm down Shamrock, who yelled at Severn for costing him the title match
    WWF IC Champion the Rock & Owen Hart defeated Mankind & Kane (w/ Paul Bearer) via count-out in 8:53; stipulations stated the winners would receive a WWF Tag Team Title match the next night on Raw

    Vader defeated WWF European Champion D-Lo Brown via count-out in a non-title match after ripping D-Lo's chest protector off and hitting a splash outside the ring
    Brawl for All Quarter-Finals: Bart Gunn defeated Steve Williams
    Owen Hart defeated Dan Severn via disqualification when Ken Shamrock interfered and attacked Owen; after the match, Severn locked Shamrock in a Dragon sleeper until Steve Blackman and a host of referees broke it up
    Farooq & Scorpio fought Skull & 8-Ball (w/ Paul Ellering) to a no contest when all four men and Bradshaw began brawling in and out of the ring
    Triple H (w/ Chyna) and X-Pac defeated WWF IC Champion the Rock via count-out at 6:55 when the champion left ringside as Triple H and X-Pac were busy fighting in the ring
    Brakus pinned Jesus Castillo with a spinebuster in under 2 minutes
    Val Venis pinned Brian Christopher (w/ Scott Taylor) with a fisherman's suplex; Taka Michinoku made the save after the match
    Mark Henry & Kama defeated the Legion of Doom after Kama hit the DVD on Road Warrior Animal after Road Warrior Hawk tripped while attempting the flying clothesline
    WWF Tag Team Champions - WWF World Champion Steve Austin & the Undertaker defeated Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg when Austin pinned Road Dogg with the Stunner

    1999 - WWF taped an episode of Raw in Columbus, OH at the Schottenstein Center featuring the following results from the taping:

    Kurt Angle pinned Rick Keyes with the Angle Slam

    Super Astros:

    Jose Estrada (w/ Miguel Perez) fought El Mangero (w/ Papi Chulo) to a no contest when the seconds began brawling in the ring
    Papi Chulo & Apollo Dantes defeated Pantera & Sean Casey when Chulo pinned Casey with a Shooting Star Press
    Sunday Night Heat:
    Edge pinned Meat (w/ Terri & Jackie) with the Downward Spiral
    Steve Blackman fought Mideon to a no contest when Blackman attacked Mideon before the bell with knunchucks
    WWF Tag Team Champions the Acolytes defeated the Undertaker & the Big Show via disqualification when Taker used a chair; Hardcore Holly attacked the Acolytes after the match
    Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Michael Hayes) defeated Papi Chulo & Sho Funaki when Jeff pinned Funaki

    Shotgun: Joey Abs defeated Johnny Paradise

    Raw is War:

    Edge defeated Gangrel in a Bloodbath match when Christian turned on Gangrel to join his brother; a bucket of blood sat outside the ring and the first to use it would win the match
    WWF European Champion D-Lo Brown pinned WWF IC Champion Jeff Jarrett (w/ Debra) to unify both titles after hitting him with one of the title belts, brought in the ring by Debra
    The Undertaker & the Big Show defeated the Road Dogg & Kane when Taker pinned Kane with the tombstone; Hardcore Holly jumped the Acolytes after the match with a baseball bat
    WWF Hardcore Champion the Big Bossman pinned Viscera
    Test defeated Rodney
    Steve Blackman fought Val Venis to a no contest when Ken Shamrock chased Blackman all over the building
    WWF World Champion Steve Austin fought the Undertaker to a no contest in a No Holds Barred match when the Big Show, Triple H, the Acolytes, Kane, the Road Dogg, Hardcore Holly, Billy Gunn, and the Rock interfered; after the match, Austin hit the Stunner on Triple H and the Big Show

    2001 - Former WWF Women's champion Rhonda "Bertha Faye" Singh passed away.

    2001 - WWF and IWA Puerto Rico held a joint card in Bayamon, featuring the following results:

    Crash Holly defeated NWA-IWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Super Crazy to win the title
    The Big Show defeated Agente Bruno & Andy Anderson in a handicap match
    Tiger Ali Singh defeated Test
    Gran Nuevo Apolo & Ricky Banderas defeated Russ McCullough & Diamond Dallas Page

    2001 - Pro Wrestling Noah celebrated their 1st anniversary as a promotion with an event at Budokan Hall in Tokyo. The main event of the show saw Jun Akiyama defeat Mitsuharu Misawa to win the Noah Global Honored Crown, becoming the second man to hold the title.

    2001 - Kayo Noumi defeats Miho Wakizawa to win the All Japan Women's Singles Title in a tournament final in Tokyo.

    2002 - Low Ki defeats Spanky, Christopher Daniels & Doug Williams in a 60-minute Iron Man match to become the first Ring Of Honor Champion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mike Johnson and Jess McGrath filed the following live reports:

    by Mike Johnson

    RF Video's Ring of Honor promotion crowned it's first ROH champion last night at their Philadelphia, PA event in the Murphy Recreation Center as Low Ki outlasted Christopher Daniels, Spanky, and Doug Williams in a One Hour Marathon Match which received a standing ovation from the estimated 450+ fans in attendance.

    With rules stating that a win would give the wrestler 2 points and a loss would subtract a point, Christopher Daniels handed Low Ki his first pinfall loss in ROH in 25:31. Low Ki forced Spanky to tap out, bringing the scores at Daniels 2 points, Low Ki 1 point, Spanky -1, Williams 0. Low Ki then forced Doug Williams at 48:47, bringing Ki's total up to 3 points and putting him in the lead. No other falls took place and Ki became the champion as the 60 minute time limit expired as he fought not to tap out to Daniels while trapped in his own finisher The Dragon Clutch. The bout ran a legitimate 60 minutes from bell to bell.

    Interestingly enough, the booking featured Daniels pinning Low Ki in the match, and never getting pinned once, thus giving "The Fallen Angel" a reason to continue his storyline tirades against the Ring of Honor promotion. The final point totals were Low Ki 3 points, Daniels 2 points, Spanky -1, Williams -1.

    Spanky headed to a Zero-One tour and Daniels to a Michinoku Pro tour late because they didn't want to miss the booking. That says worlds about what they think of ROH as a company. The match was excellent and a very well laid out bout that never slowed down, and this was easily one of best live bouts I can recall seeing, but that said, I honestly felt like the four could do even better if given another chance, which is almost mind-boggling to say even as I write it. The match is a must-see when the video is available.

    Other results from ROH's event last night:

    *Tony Mamaluke forced the debuting Jeremy Lopez to tap out.

    *Christian York and Joey Matthews defeated Prince Nana and Jacobs Ladder. York and Matthews were accompanied by Alexis Laree. After the match, the victors were confronted by the Christopher Street Connection and Alison Danger which turned into a brawl after Danger hit on Laree.

    *In a Texas Wrestling Academy Challenge, Michael Shane and Biohazard defeated Paul London and Don Juan with Shane scoring the pin to win a "ROH contract." London had a simultaneous pin at the same time, but the referee awarded Shane the win. London and Shane got into it after the bout, but were held apart by TWA trainer Rudy Gonzales and the others in the match.

    *Da Hit Squad defeated Quiet Storm and Chris Divine.

    *James Maritato (aka ECW's Little Guido) pinned Jay Briscoe with the Kiss of Death after Jay's younger brother Mark distracted Jay by walking out on the match. There has been an ongoing storyline where the younger Briscoe has been happy to see his brother losing, and when Jay was on the verge of victory, Mark walked out to distract him and cause his pinfall loss.

    *In an old school Bunkhouse match complete with Dusty Rhodes-esque jeans with the kneepads atop of them, The Natural Born Sinners, Homicide and Boogaloo defeated The Carnage Crew, HC LOC and Tony Devito. All four men bled with Devito submitting after Boogaloo choked him out with barbed wire across his mouth. The Crew attacked the Sinners afterwards and laid them out. Da Hit Squad made the save, but afterwards the Sinners were upset with Da Squad.

    *NWA TNA X Division champion AJ Styles defeated David Young and Adam Jacobs in a Three-Way Dance. Young was pinned by Styles, followed by Styles pinning Jacobs in a top rope Styles Clash. AJ busted his head open hardway on the ring apron early in the match.

    *In a six man tag, Mike Tobin of the Boogie Knights, Marcos and Dunn defeated Dixie, Brian XL and Black Gordon. A large unnamed African American male in a suit hopped the railing and chokeslammed everyone before hopping the rail again and leaving through one of the side doors of the building.

    *Scoot Andrews pinned Xavier with the Force of Nature. Andrews had promised to leave ROH had he lost the bout.

    Notes: Amazingly hot crowd for the show, as the fans were into everything. There were fans from all over the Northeastern seaboard and from as far away as Scotland at the event....Mark Briscoe makes his in-ring debut for the promotion on 8/24 at the promotion's Boston debut....Steve Corino vs. American Dragon and the debut of Michael Modest from Pro Wrestling NOAH was announced for the ROH return to Philadelphia on 9/21....Gary Michael Cappeta was in attendance and got a nice round of applause from the crowd when announced.

    by Jess McGrath

    Last night, Ring of Honor promoted their fifth show in Philadelphia, built around a 60:00 four-way Ironman match to determine the first ROH champion. The first time I went to ROH was back in March, and my feeling at the time was that, for my tastes, they were doing too much of the same thing in every match. That's no longer the case. This was an excellent show that gave a little bit of everything. There was the Moondogs style plunder match (Loc & DeVito vs. Homicide & Boogalou), which got over strong with the crowd. There was the Christopher Street Connection's ha-ha stuff, including a catfight between Allison Danger and Alexis Laree. And of course there was lots of solid wrestling.

    It's a waste of words to attempt to describe just exactly how good the main event was, because it can't be done justice in print. This was probably the best match I've ever seen live. Just tremendous. Near flawless execution, amazing moves, a great storyline throughout with Christopher Daniels and Low-Ki. Doug Williams is phenomenal. I was very impressed by his work in the King of Indies tournament in California last year, but he was off the charts here. Any arguments about Match of the Year can't be made without first seeing this one.

    The undercard was very good. The only thing that seemed to be universally panned was the six-man tag that came right after intermission, which thankfully I missed. The Mamaluke-Lopez opener was solid. Another thing I was thankful about was the shortness of the Christian & Joey vs. Prince Nana & his new partner match. Nothing against Christian and Joey, of course. The Texas Wrestling Academy match was pretty good. Paul London took some bumps that made me cringe. He's going to have a short career if he keeps that up. The finish where two guys are scoring pins simultaneously is always a tough one to pull off credibly, but they did a decent job with it. Post-match angle with London and Michael Shane was good. James Maritato-Jay Briscoe was a backdrop for the angle with Jay and brother Mark. Crowd seemed to be into it. Maritato is a great worker. Mike Johnson called him the "2002 version of Beautiful Bobby Eaton", which if you think about it seems pretty apropos. Hit Squad-Divine Storm was fine. Finish was a little weak, as one of the Hit Squad appeared to have trouble getting his opponent up high for the powerbomb. DHS seemed to run out of gas near the finish. I liked Styles-Young-Jacobs, although Jacobs was a bit disappointing here. Styles looked fantastic. That was a nasty hardway gash on his head too. Scoot Andrews-Xavier was a victim of card placement. Going on right before the strongly anticipated main event, they had no chance. It was smart to keep it short.

    For the next Philadelphia show on 9/21, they announced American Dragon vs. Steve Corino, plus Michael Modest and the crowning of the first ROH tag team champions. Dragon-Corino stemmed from a promo cut by Rudy Boy Gonzalez. Corino has been dogging Gonzalez as a trainer in his commentary on the ROH video tapes. Low-Ki's first title defense will be at the 8/24 Wakefield, MA show vs. A.J. Styles.

    One note about those ROH tapes: One of the best things they do on those is cut down ring entrances and the extra-curricular BS to just a few seconds. Nothing is more tedious for me than turning on a tape and being greeted by ten minutes of the ring announcer coming out, making introductions, the playing of the national anthem, every guy's ring entrance taking five minutes, etc. Other indies would be smart to follow their lead on that one and tighten up the tapes.

    2002 - WWE Smackdown ran Jonesboro, AR at the Convocation Center featuring:
    WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble defeated Sho Funaki and Billy Kidman
    Test defeated Albert
    Tajiri & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Shannon Moore & Rey Mysterio Jr.
    Rico, Billy Gunn, & Chuck Palumbo defeated Farooq Bull Buchanon, & Mike Awesome
    Mark Henry & the Hurricane defeated D-Von Dudley & Batista
    WWE Tag Team Champions Lance Storm & Christian defeated Hardcore Holly & Jerry Lawler
    Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie in a Bra & Panties match
    Edge & John Cena defeated Kurt Angle & Chris Jericho

    2002 - WWE Raw ran San Antonio, TX at the Freeman Coliseum featuring the following results:
    Steven Richards defeated Tommy Dreamer
    Goldust defeated Christopher Nowinski
    Trish Stratus & Linda Miles defeated WWE Women's Champion Molly Holly & Jackie Gayda
    Raven pinned Matt Hardy by using the ropes for leverage
    Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero defeated Bubba Ray & Spike Dudley in a table match
    Justin Credible defeated Shelton Benjamin
    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
    Shawn Stasiak pinned WWE Hardcore Champion Justin Credible to win the title
    Bradshaw pinned WWE Hardcore Champion Shawn Stasiak to win the title
    WWE Intercontinental Champion Rob Van Dam pinned William Regal
    The Undertaker & Booker T defeated Brock Lesnar & the Big Show when Booker pinned Show

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    2003 - WWE held their Vengeance Pay-per-view, the first ever Smackdown brand-only event, in Denver Colorado at the Pepsi Arena. Here is Tim Whitehead's original report on the event:

    Vengeance, WWE's first ever Smackdown brand PPV, was a big success. It was easily the best PPV since WrestleMania, and it highlighted how much stronger the Smackdown brand is when it comes to in-ring action. The show benefited from great heat from the live crowd in Denver. Commentary was also strong from Tazz & Michael Cole. Tazz has the ability to be funny without being silly and distracting from the seriousness of the matches. There were three terrific matches on the show. There were also three gimmick matches, two of which were better than expected. Only one was truly bad, and it was short. Some might question the booking for a couple of the matches, but any booking quirks were more than overridden by the strong match quality on the show.

    EDDIE GUERRERO defeated CHRIS BENOIT in the finals of the U.S. Title tournament in 22:12. They need fewer titles, not more, and this one is supposedly the revived WCW version of the U.S. belt which traces its lineage back to the Mid-Atlantic area. They at least had two awesome competitors for the finals. They started out trading fast mat spots. Guerrero went on offense, and got a babyface reaction. He wasn't the only supposed heel to get a face reaction on this show. Guerrero used a kick to win a test of strength. He hit a huracanrana on Benoit and they traded twos as each kept reversing the pin attempt. Benoit bailed out for a while. Guerrero locked on a headlock. They traded tombstone piledriver attempts, with Benoit eventually nailing Guerrero with a shoulderbreaker and hooking the crossface. Guerrero made the ropes. Guerrero went to the floor and Benoit caught him with a tope. Guerrero did a huracanrana off the top. Guerrero scored some twos until Benoit came back with a high backdrop and a superplex. Benoit scored a two. Benoit hit two German suplexes but Guerrero blocked a third. Benoit hooked the crossface again. The crowd popped big for the crossfaces, as that hold is over big time. Guerrero made the ropes once again. Guerrero hit some suplexes and a high superplex. He went for the frog splash but Benoit rolled clear. Benoit hooked yet another crossface, with Guerrero again making the ropes. There was a ref bump. Guerrero got the title belt and laid Benoit out. He then hit the frog splash but the revived ref only counted two before Benoit kicked out. Guerrero then hit the ref with the belt and tried to set it up to look like Benoit did it. The ref stayed down forever, and Guerrero became frustrated when he wouldn't revive. Meanwhile, Benoit revived and hooked the crossface. Guerrero tapped but the KO'ed ref didn't see it. Benoit tried to revive the ref. Guerrero tried to use the tite belt again. Benoit ducked and caught Guerrero with a suplex. Benoit went for the diving headbutt but hit the ref when Guerrero moved. The ref stuff was starting to get old and it hurt the match a little. At this point, Rhyno ran in and turned on Benoit, nailing him with a gore. This turn had been building off and on for weeks, but as of the most recent TV Rhyno was fully in Benoit's corner. Anyway, Guerrero hit the frog splash on the gored Benoit as the ref finally revived and counted the pin. The ending was way overbooked but the match was a great opener.

    Vince McMahon gave daughter Stephanie a small bouquet of artificial flowers. He had a huge bouquet of real flowers for Sable. Steph didn't appreciate the size difference. Vince also reported that he'll appear on RAW on Monday to confront Kane over his attack on Linda.

    JAMIE NOBLE beat BILLY GUNN in 4:59. The stipulation here was that Noble would get to "sleep" with Torrie Wilson on Smackdown if he won the match. He came out with a briefcase, saying it was full of sex toys. Gunn kicked the case into Noble's face. He opened it and looked inside. The cameras only caught a glimpse but it appeared to be a lot of lotions and various "objects". Noble gave Gunn a plancha and pounded him on the floor. Nidia came out, jealous because Noble wants to have sex with Torrie. Gunn went on offense and scored some twos. Noble hit Gunn with a DDT, but when he went for the pin, Nidia put Gunn's foot on the rope to break the count. Noble went out and confronted her and ended up getting his face slapped by both Nidia and Torrie. Noble, by the way, was another supposed heel treated by the fans as a face. The finish saw Gunn almost collide with Torrie, which allowed Noble to roll him up and score the pin with a handful of tights. Noble got a big babyface pop from the crowd. Torrie acted horrified that she will now have to have sex with Noble on Smackdown, but of course it'll be a lame screwjob (no pun intended), since technically she promised to "sleep" with him. Guess she'll show up with a bottle of Sominex and take a nap. Noble was later shown drooling over a well "used" copy of the Torrie Playboy issue. This was an okay short match.

    BRADSHAW won a barroom brawl in 4:32. They had a fake barroom set up, and the rules were that the last man left standing would win. The other participants were (and forgive me if I miss someone here, as they didn't do intros for most of the guys) Faarooq, Spanky, Nunzio, Chuck Palumbo, Johnny Stamboli, Matt Hardy, Shannon Moore, the Basham Brothers, Kanyon, Sean O'Hair, Funaki, Orlando Jordan, Brooklyn Brawler, Doink the Clown, Brother Love, and some guy dressed as the Easter Bunny. Brother Love asked everyone to bow their heads for a pre-fight prayer, but then sneak attacked someone with a bar stool. They just sort of brawled around using beer bottles, bar stools, and assorted other objects as weapons. It was a mess. One guy after another went down and stayed down. Funaki just sat and drank beer. It came down to Bradshaw, Brother Love, and Funaki. Bradshaw broke a beer bottle over Love's head and he went down. Funaki then passed out drunk. Bradshaw was declared the winner. Faarooq was standing there, too, but I guess he went down at some point. It was pretty bad.

    CHARLIE HAAS & SHELTON BENJAMIN defeated REY MYSTERIO JR. & BILLY KIDMAN in 14:53 to retain the Smackdown World Tag Titles. Let me start off by saying the Haas & Benjamin are improving at an amazing rate. WWE needs to start building some regular tag teams who stay together long term. And by long term I mean years and years and years. Haas & Benjamin are good enough that I'm afraid there are already plans to break them up. As for Mysterio & Kidman, they were off the charts here. Mysterio started off against Benjamin. Mysterio hit a spinning headscissors. Kidman hit a dropkick and another spinning headscissors. Haas came in and was caught by Mysterio with a springboard legdrop. Haas gave Mysterio a sit-down slam and a powerslam. Haas vaulted Mysterio high for a huge bump. Mysterio kept kicking out of pin attempts at two. Benjamin came back in and did a great roll through on a huracanrana, but Mysterio then caught him with a dropkick out of nowhere. Benjamin evaded a 619 but Mysterio still caught him with a springboard splash to the floor. The Denver altitude certainly didn't hurt anyone in this match. Kidman did a shooting star press to the floor onto both opponents. Haas recovered and posted Kidman, who got worked over for a while. Kidman made the tag but the ref disallowed it since he didn't see it. They doubled on Kidman some more until he finally made the hot tag. Mysterio hit a somersault springboard dropkick on Benjamin. He then kicked Haas from the ring. Benjamin tried for a suplex but Mysterio reversed it into a DDT. Mysterio hit Haas with the 619 and went for the West Coast Pop. It ended up as more of a springboard Thesz press, leading to a near fall. Kidman vaulted Mysterio up and he gave Haas a huracanrana off the top. They've been teasing a Kidman turn but I'm glad they didn't do it here. The finish saw Haas hoist Mysterio on his shoulders, allowing Benamin, who made a blind tag, to crossbody him off to the mat for a clean pin. Excellent match with great heat!

    They aired a great SummerSlam promo. It was a takeoff on the movie "Jaws", with everyone on a beach running from a shark. But Brock Lesnar ran into the water and gave the shark an F5.

    SABLE beat STEPHANIE McMAHON in 6:25. This was billed as a no-countout catfight. Steph attacked Sable on the ramp. Sable fled into the crowd, with Steph chasing her down and throwing her back across the barrier. Sable came back and stomped Steph through the mat. Sable kicked and bitch slapped Steph. Steph got a chair but the ref took it from her. They fought some on the floor to tease the no-countout stips. This wasn't good, but it wasn't nearly as bad as one would expect. It was actually passable. Steph tore off Sable's top and the ref took his shirt off to cover her up. While this was going on, A-Train ran in and gave Steph a lariat. I guess they needed to find something for A-Train to do. Sable crawled on top of Steph and got the pin on the boss' daughter. Steph had to be helped to the back afterward, selling it as a rib injury even though A-Train gave her a lariat.

    UNDERTAKER defeated JOHN CENA in 16:01. Undertaker manhandled Cena for the first few minutes. He unceremoniously kicked Cena out to the floor. Cena got mauled on the floor by UT's methodical offense. UT did the legdrop on the apron and the old school rope walk. He chokeslammed Cena, but pulled him up at the two count to inflict more punishment. UT went for the last ride but Cena blocked it and hit a DDT. Cena removed the padding from a turnbuckle and UT hit the exposed steel on a charge. Cena went on offense. which included bumping UT off the apron onto the ring barrier. UT began coughing up blood, and it was sold that he had internal injuries. Cena kept it up, stomping on UT's rib area. Cena scored a bunch of twos. The pace slowed as they were out there a long time in the Denver thin air. UT came back with a lariat and went for the tombstone, but Cena blocked it. UT blocked the FU. UT caught Cena with a boot to the face for a near fall. Cena hit UT with UT's bike chain. Cena hit the FU but UT kicked out at two. Cena, by the way, was yet one more heel who got his fair share of cheers. Cena backed UT into the corner with punches but UT lifted him up and nailed him with the last ride for the pin. It was a little long, but an okay match. A good case could be made that Cena should have gone over here, but if they do a follow-up at SummerSlam with Cena winning, this will turn out okay, as UT did sell it big as if he had been through a war at the end.

    VINCE McMAHON defeated ZACH GOWEN in 14:00. You didn't think two McMahons would job on this show, did you? Vince looks totally freakish for a man his age. He toyed with Gowen, who got a fair number of boos, for the first half of the match. He kept bodyslamming Zach and kicking his one leg out from under him. Yes, Vince also strutted and smirked. Vince lariated the hell out of Zach. Zach made a comeback when Vince bumped out to the floor. He hit the Asai moonsault on Vince. Vince grew enraged and went after Zach's one leg. He hooked a crab hold, and Zach nearly tapped. In fact, he did a spot where he pounded his fist on the mat to gain strength, and it looked like a tap, but wasn't. Zach made the ropes. Zach hit a dropkick and crotched Vince on the post. He also wrapped Vince's leg around the post. Vince came up limping and was hit with a missile kick. Vince got his foot on the rope to keep from being pinned. Vince got a chair, but as he fought with the ref over it, Zach dropkicked it into Vince's face. It appeared to cut Vince hardway, as he juiced a major gusher. I mean, seriously, Vince was spouting blood like a fountain. Blood was all over the mat. Zach went up for a moonsault off the top, but Vince rolled clear and scored the pin when Zach crashed to the mat. Vince limped out with blood all over his face, but victorious. Zach got a standing ovation for his loss. This one was good for a gimmick match, and everyone worked hard. The crowd liked it.

    KURT ANGLE defeated BROCK LESNAR and BIG SHOW in a three way no-DQ match to capture the WWE World Title in 17:29. Lesnar and Angle attacked Big Show to start things off. Show shook them off, hurling Angle out to the floor and chokeslamming Lesnar. Angle broke Show's pin attempt up. They've done a real good job rehabbing Show after he was reduced to a gimmick jobber on RAW. He didn't look out of place at all in this match. Show overpowered Angle, including using his ass as a weapon. Show blocked an Angle ankle lock attempt. Show legdropped Angle, with Lesnar stopping the pin. Show scored two on Lesnar with a neckbreaker. Angle and Lesnar used garbage can lids on Show. Show suplexed them both. They came back and chokeslammed Show. Lesnar covered Show for the pin but Angle broke it up. Angle and Lesnar then went at it. Lesnar gave Angle an F5, but on the bump Angle rolled out to the floor, saving him from being pinned. Lesnar went back after Show and gave him an F5. Angle recovered enough to pull the ref out of the ring to stop his three count when Lesnar went for a pin. Lesnar rammed Angle into the stairs and posted him. Angle juiced. Show tried to superplex Lesnar but Lesnar, in an amazing move, gave Show a running powerbomb. Angle stopped Lesnar's pin with two chairshots, the second of which busted Lesnar open and he juiced. Show recovered and laid Angle out on the floor. Show cleared the Spanish broadcast desk and was preparing to smash Angle through it. But Angle recovered and Olympic slammed Show through the desk. By this point, the altitude was getting to Show and this KO'ed him long enough to get some rest. Angle and Lesnar brawled, both in the ring and on the floor. Angle gave Lesnar two German suplexes, the second one flipping Lesnar all the way over when released. Lesnar hit a spinebuster for a near fall. Lesnar hooked a choke submission hold on Angle but Show recovered and legdropped them both. He then chokeslammed both but only scored twos when trying to pin them. Angle put the ankle lock on Lesnar. Show broke it up and got Olympic slammed by Angle. Angle then Olympic slammed Lesnar and got the surprise three count to win the title. The thinking was that they put Show in to do the job for either other guy but it didn't come down like that, and it was better that the title changed with a pin on the champ. A great main event to cap off a hot show.

    2004 - WWE taped Smackdown in Cincinnati, OH at the US Bank Arena featuring the following results:

    Hardcore Holly pinned Carly Colon with the Alabama Slam

    Mark Jindrak pinned Scotty 2 Hotty at 2:39 by blocking a sunset flip and holding onto the ropes for leverage
    Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Sho Funaki with the Gory Bomb at 4:10
    Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli defeated Doug & Danny Basham at 6:51 when Stamboli scored the pin with a roll over and grabbing the tights for leverage after Nunzio hit a kick as Stamboli was covered
    WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield pinned Shannon Moore with the powerbomb in a non-title match at 2:25

    Spike Dudley pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. to win the title at 6:25 with the Dudley Dog after Bubba Ray Dudley tripped the champion as Rey prepared to hit the 619, while D-Von Dudley distracted the referee; after the bout, Spike apologized to Rey after realizing that the Dudley Boyz interfered.
    WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Billy Kidman defeated the Dudley Boyz at 11:37 when London pinned D-Von after Rey Mysterio Jr. came out of the crowd and dropkicked a steel chair into Bubba Ray's face as he prepared to hit Kidman with the chair
    Booker T won an 8-man elimination match to win the vacant WWE US Championship; order of elimination: Billy Gunn pinned Charlie Haas at 3:05 with the Fameasser; Luther Reigns pinned Rene Dupree with a neckbreaker at 8:22; Kenzo Suzuki was disqualified at 11:00 after hitting John Cena with the title belt; Cena pinned Gunn at 19:12 with the FU; Cena pinned Reigns at 20:58 with the FU; Booker T pinned Cena at 23:11 after Cena sustained the Five Star Frog Splash from Rob Van Dam; Booker pinned RVD at 23:21 with the scissors kick

    2007 - WWE released Rene Dupree.

    2007 - Ring of Honor ran Race to the Top Tournament Night 1 in Deer Park, NY with the following results:

    Pelle Primeau defeated BJ Whitmer
    Davey Richards defeated Jigsaw
    Claudio Castagnoli defeated Hallowicked
    Mike Quackenbush defeated Matt Sydal
    Chris Hero defeated Erick Stevens
    FIP Champion Roderick Strong defeated Austin Aries, Gran Akuma, and Jimmy Rave
    El Generico defeated Delirious
    Brent Albright defeated Matt Cross
    Jack Evans defeated Kevin Steen
    ROH Tag Team Champions Mark & Jay Briscoe defeated Bryan Danielson & Nigel McGuinness

    2007 - WWE developmental Ohio Valley Wrestling ran Six Flags in Louisville, Kentucky, featuring the following results:

    Beth Phoenix won an elimination match
    Harry Smith & Teddy Hart defeated Jamin Olivencia & TJ Dalton
    WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Shawn Spears
    Jerry Lawler defeated KC James

    2008 - WWE Smackdown and ECW ran Cape Cod, MA. Eljae Lake filed the following live report:

    Cape Cod at the Melody Tent

    Carlito defeated Ricky Ortiz. Carlito played to the crowd well. Ortiz did his best to get the crowd with him but hardly anyone knew who he was. He wore warm-up type pants that you could buy at an Olympia and after losing, bowed to the crowd like we were his sensei's. I found that odd since I didn't see one move from him that resembled anything close to any martial art.

    R-Truth (Ron Killings) had a nice pop as he went over "Then Natural" Nick Nemeth. Nemeth looks like a good prospect as he was very athletic and interacted with the crowd. Again, some people knew Killings, no one knew Nemeth

    There was a diva dance-off. Yep. Victoria wore a Yankees jersey which garnered much heat. Cherry won without dancing because Victoria clotheslined her and the fans were sympathetic. Maryse is so hot in person. It was hosted by Lena of ECW fame.

    Finlay (w/Hornswaggle) got a huge reaction from the crowd in a losing effort against The Great Khali. Kids were brought into the ring afterwards to run around with Hornswaggle, which was very nice.

    Evan Bourne defeated Chavo with a shooting star. Bam Neely got ejected half-way through the bout due to grabbing Evan's leg.

    The Gold Standard, Shelton Benjamin, was victorious over Jimmy Yang.

    ECW champion Mark Henry closed out the show with a victory over Matt Hardy. Matt easily got the biggest pop of the night. Crowd went home happy when Colin Delany (who was at ringside along with Tony Atlas) came in the ring to get the twist of fate.

    Notes: It was absolutely pouring throughout the show. Wrestlers were led to the tent by staff with umbrellas. Howard Finkel was the announcer and teased that "anything could happen." Unfortunately, all that meant was that HHH never showed and Maria was a "guest host." ....Sign Guy was there and was over HUGE. He had to hold a couple impromptu autograph and picture sessions. I assume he's not on WWE payroll as he was downing beers all night, but I was amazed at how much interaction he has with the wrestlers. Khali grabbed his hat and threw it into the crowd and Shelton Benjamin poured water all over him from the top rope.....The show was entertaining, we had a good time, but I have a bone to pick with WWE. If I payed what I paid for tonight's event a few years ago, I would have seen all the stars. As it was, tickets went on sale a few months ago and we bought a few. We then found out about a month ago that it was a Smackdown/ECW show which we were fine with. But, then they split the ECW/Smackdown roster in half and ran shows all weekend in New England and in New York. While New York was enjoying the main event of Jeff Hardy vs. Edge, we were watching Mark Henry and Matt Hardy (a good feud but they don't mesh styles well). Nothing against Matt Hardy, Finlay, or Mark Henry, but there wasn't one A-list wrestler on the card (a wrestler that's main-evented a PPV within the last 12 months). That would be OK if ticket prices weren't just as high as getting a lodge seat at a PPV!! Hardly anyone knew wrestlers in the first two matches. I certainly understand the business perspective, but they better be careful to give people what they think they're paying for. I'll be thinking twice before buying more tickets to a house show, which is a shame.

    2008 - WWE Raw ran White Plains, NY at the Westchester County Center featuring:

    Tommy Dreamer defeated Armando Estrada
    Vladimir Kozlov defeated Stevie Richards
    The Brian Kendrick defeated Sho Funaki
    Umaga defeated Nunzio & Shannon Moore in a handicap match
    WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool defeated Natalya
    WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder defeated Jesse & Festus and John Morrison & Mike Mizanin
    Jeff Hardy defeated Edge

    2009 - TNA announces they will their run first shows in Switzerland and Germany.

    2009 - Shaquille O'Neil guest stars on Monday Night Raw. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

    We are live from Washington, D.C. and your announcers are Michael ‚€˜Shaq‚€™ Cole and Jerry ‚€˜Shaq is no Alexander Ovechkin‚€™ Lawler.

    Jerry Lawler is in the ring and he introduces the guest host for tonight‚€™s Raw. Jerry brings out Shaquille O‚€™Neal. He says hello to the people of Washington D.C. He says that his new teammate Lebron James said hello. Shaq says that he was just playing. He points out that he is in charge and then he lets Jerry talk about some of the announcements. Jerry mentions Randy Orton and Shaq says that we will have a Beat the Clock Challenge involving five guys. The participants are Triple H, Montel Vontavious Porter, Jack Swagger, Mark Henry, and John Cena.

    Chris Jericho comes out to rain on Shaq‚€™s parade. Chris walks up to Shaq‚€™s chest and he has something to say. Chris says that when he heard the greatest player in the NBA was going to guest host Raw, he thought it was Kobe Bryant. The greatest duo in sports is not Shaq and Lebron, it is . . .

    Shaq calls Jericho ‚€˜Christina‚€™ and Jericho is fuming after Shaq gives him a kiss. Chris corrects the parasites who call him Christina. Jericho says that he has been disrespected again by the guest host and he demands to be consulted with and catered to by every member of this company, including guest hosts. Chris says that if Shaq continues to mock him, they will have a problem. Shaq pushes Jericho and asks what kind of problem. Chris says that they will have a big problem and Chris says that he will introduce Shaq to his new tag team partner.

    Well, we see what kind of problem because Big Show comes out to the ring. Show and Shaw stand face to face and Show tells Shaq that he will not be able to intimidate him. He tells Shaq has a better chance of making two free throws in a row than intimidate him. He tells Shaq to get out of his ring. Shaq tells ‚€˜Fat Boy‚€™ that he is working on a show called ‚€˜Shaq versus‚€™ where he faces a lot of athletes. He challenges Show to a match tonight. Show says that he is going to pick his teeth with a seven foot toothpick. Show says that he knows that Shaq is going to goad him into something where Show injures Shaq and then the entire NBA comes down on his neck. Then Lebron will get in the ring too and he will have to crush Lebron too. Show says that he does not want to deal with the legal fees so he won‚€™t fight Shaq. Jericho jumps in and he says that he won‚€™t fight Shaq either. Shaq says that he has two people who will fight them and we see Cryme Tyme.

    He have a standoff and then the tag champs leave the ring. Shaq tells them that there will be a special outside enforcer tonight and it is Shaq.

    We go to commercial.

    We are back and did you know that WWE is available in a lot of homes?

    Match Number One: Mark Henry versus Carlito in a Beat the Clock Match

    The bell rings and Carlito tries to avoid Henry and goes to the floor. Henry waits for Carlito to get back into the ring and then Carlito goes into the ropes. They lock up and Henry sends Carlito into the corner. Henry with a shoulder block and Carlito rolls to the floor again. Henry brings Carlito back into the ring but Carlito with a drop kick and he tries for a pescado but Henry catches Carlito and throws him back into the ring and Henry gets a near fall. Carlito punches Henry but Henry blocks a second punch attempt. Carlito tries to go to the floor but Henry keeps him in the ring but Carlito goes to the floor again. Henry sends Carlito into the ringside barrier and then he gets a near fall when they return to the ring. Carlito with the springboard back elbow and it barely grazes Henry. Henry with a body block for a near fall. Henry with a running splash into the corner and then he covers Carlito but Carlito‚€™s arm is under the rope. Henry with a kick to the head and Henry gets a two count. Henry looks at the clock and Henry tries for a seated splash but Carlito moves out of the way because Henry takes too long. Carlito with a leg drop for a near fall. Carlito drops Henry on the top rope and then Carlito with a springboard missile drop kick for a near fall. Carlito with a reverse chin lock but Henry runs Carlito into the turnbuckles. Henry with a head butt and gets another near fall. Carlito with a sleeper and Henry goes down to one knee. Henry powers up and he gets out of the hold by running Carlito into the turnbuckles. Carlito with a drop kick to the knees and then Carlito tries for a cross body from the second turnbuckle but Henry catches him. Carlito is unable to hit the backstabber and then Henry with the world‚€™s strongest slam for the three count.
    Winner: Mark Henry in 6:49

    After the match, Mark Henry gets the crowd to stand up.

    Mickie James is walking in the back with her title belt and she is joined by Kelly Kelly and Gail Kim.

    We go to commercial.

    We are back with the WWE Rewind: Mickie James defeating Maryse for the Divas Title.

    Match Number Two: Gail Kim, Kelly Kelly, and Mickie James versus Rosa Mendes, Beth Phoenix, and Alicia Fox

    Beth and Gail start things off and Gail with a front face lock but Beth throws Gail off. Gail with forearms and then Beth tries to throw Gail down but she tries for a sunset flip. Gail with an octopus but Rosa breaks up the hold. Beth presses Gail over her head and slams her. Beth gets a near fall and then Alicia tags in and she kicks Gail. Gail kick Alicia and Alicia with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Alicia slams Gail‚€™s head into the mat. Rosa is tagged in and Rosa kicks Gail and then she slams Gail and gets a near fall. Alicia is tagged back in and she snap mares Gail but Gail kicks Alicia and hits a monkey flip and Mickie is tagged in. Mickie with forearms to Alicia and a flying clothesline and another clothesline. Mickie knocks Rosa off the apron but Beth goes to the floor. Mickie with a neck breaker for a near fall. Mickie tries for a DDT but Alicia sends Mickie into the turnbuckles. Mickie with a head scissor and a Thesz Press. Gail makes the blind tag and she hits a missile drop kick for the three count as Kelly hits a clothesline on Rosa to help Gail get the three count.
    Winners: Gail Kim, Mickie James, and Kelly Kelly

    Shaq and Cole are in the back and he asks Shaq what else is planned for tonight. Shaq tells someone to stay out of his office. We see that it is Hornswoggle and they hug. Hornswoggle tries to dunk on a lowered rim, but he fails. Cole tries to use the phrase Shaqalicious and Shaq walks away as we go to commercial.

    We are back and I guess Jeff Hardy won at Night of Champions.

    Match Number Three: Montel Vontavious Porter versus Chris Masters in a Beat the Clock Match The Time to Beat is 6:49

    They lock up and Porter with a rollup for a near fall and then Porter with a take down. Masters with a punch to Porter but Porter with an Irish whip. Porter charges into a boot. Porter with a rollup to counter the Master Lock attempt. Masters with a clothesline and a kick to the back. Masters with a suplex for a near fall. Masters punches Porter and then Porter punches back. Masters with a knee and then Masters with a sunset flip but Porter rolls through into a clothesline for a near fall. Porter with punches to Masters. Porter misses the boot in the corner and then he gets a near fall. Masters with a rake of the eyes and punches. Masters with an Irish whip but he runs into an elbow. Porter with a clothesline for a near fall. Masters throws Porter to the floor and Masters punches Porter. Porter with forearms when Masters looks at the clock. Masters keeps Porter out of the ring and the referee makes the ten count as Masters has Porter in the Master Lock.
    Double Count Out

    We go to commercial.

    We are back and before our next match, The Brian Kendrick has some nasty looks at Jerry Lawler. Kendrick tells Lawler that he has not forgotten about being embarrassed last week. He says that nobody embarrasses him.

    Match Number Four: The Brian Kendrick versus Kofi Kingston

    Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise for the three count as he knocks the microphone out of Kendrick‚€™s hand.
    Winner: Kofi Kingston

    We see Triple H walking in the back and Ted DiBiase attacks Hunter in the leg. Cole wonders if this might hurt Hunter‚€™s chances as we go to commercial.

    We are back and we take a look back at the double submission tap out moment from Night of Champions that led to interference by the rest of Legacy.

    Match Number Five: Cody Rhodes versus Triple H in a Beat the Clock Match

    Cody tries to go for the leg as Hunter starts to show wear from the attack. Rhodes gets the leg but Hunter pushes him off. Hunter punches Rhodes and then he hits a side head lock take down. Rhodes with a punch as the referee tries to break them up in the corner. Hunter with a Harley Race high knee and he returns to the side head lock take down. Hunter punches Rhodes in the corner and Rhodes tries to work on the knee in the corner but Hunter punches Rhodes. Rhodes pulls Hunter down and he wrings the knee into the ring post. Rhodes with an elbow drop to the knee. Hunter punches Rhodes but Rhodes kicks him and then hits a drop toe hold. Rhodes with a modified stretch muffler and then he hyperextends the knee. Rhodes with a single leg trip and a step over toe hold. Rhodes with a drop kick to the leg followed by an elbow from the turnbuckles. Rhodes continues to work on the leg and he applies the figure four leg lock. Hunter is able to reverse the hold. Hunter kicks Rhodes out of another figure four attempt and Rhodes goes into the ring post. Hunter with a clothesline and both men are down. Hunter with punches but Rhodes with a kick. Hunter is able to hit a spinebuster and then he has time to pose before Ted DiBiase gets on the apron. Ted wants Hunter to punch him to get disqualified. Hunter sends Rhodes into DiBiase and then Rhodes turns around and Hunter hits the Pedigree but time runs out.
    Time Limit Expires

    After the match, Hunter and the referee argue while Rhodes and DiBiase celebrate.

    We go to the back and it is time for ‚€˜Too many Qs Scrabble‚€™ with Santino and Shaq. Cryme Tyme stop by and Shaq tells them to do what they need to do. Santino returns and he gets to play Jesse in the Raw version of Word Up.

    We go to commercial.

    Match Number Six: Hornswoggle versus Chavo Guerrero

    Before the match, Lillian announces that Shaq has made a stipulation that Chavo must wrestle blindfolded.

    The bell rings and Chavo reaches for Hornswoggle and Hornswoggle kicks Chavo in the rear end. Chavo goes through the ropes to the floor. Hornswoggle punches Chavo and then Chavo goes into the turnbuckles. Hornswoggle punches Chavo and then Chavo grabs Hornswoggle. Hornswoggle goes through the referee‚€™s legs and Chavo with a take down of the referee. Hornswoggle with a rollup for a near fall. Hornswoggle with a side head lock and a bulldog for a near fall. Chavo takes off the hood and he hits a drop kick on Hornswoggle. Chavo looks for the ropes and then he goes to the turnbuckles for a frog splash. Chavo goes up top but Hornswoggle follows Chavo to the apron and Chavo frog splashes the mat. Hornswoggle hits a frog splash of his own for the three count.
    Winner: Hornswoggle

    Randy Orton gets ready to walk to the ring and Jack Swagger stops him. Jack says that he has good news and bad news. Jack says that the good news is that Triple H did not beat the clock and the bad news is that he will. Orton asks if he should be worried and Swagger says that he is bigger and faster so Orton should worry. Swagger leaves and then Orton turns around and sees Mark Henry. Mark smiles and then Orton walks away.

    We go to commercial.

    We are back and did you know that WWE loves the military?

    Match Number Seven: Jack Swagger versus Evan Bourne in a Beat the Clock Match

    Swagger goes for the legs but Bourne avoids it. Swagger with a double leg take down and then he tosses Bourne away but Bourne lands on his feet and he drop kicks Swagger in the knees and the head. Bourne with a head scissors take down. Bourne with a double underhook but Swagger with forearms. Bourne tries for a wheelbarrow move but Swagger with a wheelbarrow suplex for a near fall. Swagger with a series of near falls and then he works on the arm with a key lock. Swagger with a Northern Lights suplex and bridge for a near fall. Swagger with a suplex for a near fall. Bourne avoids a running power slam and Swagger goes into the turnbuckles. Bourne with a kick to Swagger and then Bourne goes up top but Swagger press slams Bourne across the ring and Swagger with a double jump Vader Splash for a near fall. Swagger with a gutwrench and he tries for the Doctor Bomb but Bourne counters with an inside cradle for the three count.
    Winner: Evan Bourne

    We are back and next week‚€™s guest host is Jeremy Piven. Greg Gutfield and Andy Levy will be pleased.

    It is time to take a look back at the way that Triple H got outsmarted by Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes.

    We see Triple H‚€™s knee iced up and Josh Mathews points out that it appears that Cody and Ted are keeping Hunter from trying to get the title back. Hunter says that he blames himself because he has been going after Randy Orton but the tail has been wagging the dog. Without Rhodes and DiBiase, Randy Orton is the same punk he has always been. Hunter tells Rhodes and DiBiase that he is done playing games. Hunter challenges Rhodes and DiBiase to an Epsenhart Special

    Miz says that as a Cleveland Cavaliers fan, he is glad that Shaq is coming to his team. He suggests sitting Shaq out when they play the Wizards because they don‚€™t need him. Miz says that teams let the clock run out against the Wizards and the Redskins. That is what he is going to do to John Cena. All he has to do is last six minutes and forty-nine seconds. Miz says that the fans wonder if he can win in that time and Miz gives his comments about the new president‚€™s effectiveness and says ‚€œYes I Can‚€Ě. We go to commercial.

    We are back and Randy Orton joins Lawler and Cole at the announce table.

    Match Number Eight: The Miz versus John Cena in a Beat the Clock Challenge

    Miz avoids Cena and Cena appears to be frustrated. Miz walks out of the ring and the referee stops Cena from going after him. Miz makes it back into the ring at nine and Cena kicks and punches him. Cena sends Miz into the turnbuckles and punches him. Cena with an inside cradle for a near fall. Cena goes to the floor after Miz and Cena with a clothesline. Cena tries for the STF but Miz gets to the ropes. Miz punches Cena and we see Mark Henry watching from the back. Miz sends Cena into the ring post and then Miz with a belly-t-back suplex for a near fall. Miz with an arm bar and cross face. Cena punches Miz and Miz with a flap jack and then Miz throws Cena out of the ring. Cena is Irish whipped into the ring steps. Cena gets in at the last moment but Miz wraps Cena in the ropes. Miz mocks Cena with the ‚€˜you can‚€™t see me‚€™ and then Miz lays down. Cena gets out of the ropes and Miz taps out with more than two minutes to spare.
    Winner: John Cena

    After the match, Randy Orton is in the ring with John Cena as he slithers in under the radar. Orton holds the title belt over his head.

    Shaquille O‚€™Neal is walking in the back and we go to commercial.

    Match Number Nine: Chris Jericho and Big Show versus Cryme Tyme with Guest Enforcer Shaquille O‚€™Neal

    JTG and Jericho start things off and Jericho backs into the ropes. Jericho with a side head lock and Jericho with a shoulder tackle. JTG with a flying shoulder tackle to Jericho followed by a leap frog leg drop. JTG with punches to Jericho and then Jericho misses a charge into the corner and JTG with a version of an X Factor for a near fall. Jericho punches JTG and kicks him. Show tags in after Jericho sends JTG into his boot. Show with punches to the abdomen. Show with a side head lock. Show with a chop to JTG as he stares at Shaq. Show with a full nelson in front of Shaq. Show flings JTG away and Show stares at Shaq. Show with a spear to JTG and JTG rolls to the floor in pain. Show continues to toss JTG around. Jericho tags in and he kicks JTG. Jericho poses for Shaq before returning to JTG. JTG tries to get to his corner but Jericho keeps him from making the tag and Jericho with a near fall. JTG punches Jericho and hits a flying clothesline and both men are down. Shaq helps JTG make the tag and Shad with clotheslines and a running butt splash in the corner. Shad presses Jericho over his head and then he hits the money money elbow drop. Jericho tries for the Walls of Jericho but Shad powers out of the hold and Jericho is sent into Shaq. Cryme Tyme hits a double team neck breaker/TKO combination and Show makes the save. Show attacks JTG and Shad and the referee calls for the bell.
    Winners: Cryme Tyme

    After the match, Show grabs both members of Cryme Tyme for choke slams and then he pushes them aside and he wants a piece of Shaq.

    Shaq does a Hogan to his shirt and he comes into the ring and confronts Show in the center of the ring. Show pushes Shaq and Shaq pushes back. Show grabs Shaq by the throat and Shaq does the same. Cryme Tyme come to the aid of Shaq and Shaq with a clothesline and Show goes to the floor.

    2010 - We are live from Corpus Christi, Texas and your announcers are Josh ‚€˜I get to talk to real people, not a computer‚€™ Mathews and Michael ‚€˜Who is the NXT general manager‚€™ Cole.

    The pros are on the stage and it is time to go to Matt Striker, who is in the ring. The rookies come to the ring. Matt mentions that one of the seven men in the ring will be gone at the end of the night. Matt reminds everyone that the poll is a combination of the WWE Universe and the NXT Pros.

    Matt says that most of them will be able to prove themselves physically, but now it is time to prove themselves verbally. They will have a minute to talk about anything other than why they shouldn‚€™t be eliminated.

    Lucky Cannon goes first and his topic is friends. He says that he didn‚€™t have a lot of friends growing up. When he did well in school and sports, nobody seemed to care. When he was hurt and down, nobody really cared about him. Now that he is this close to making it into the WWE, people seem to care. He says that he lost a childhood friend. Thanks to nobody, he has become a somebody.

    Eli Cottonwood is next and his topic is eyes. He says that there is something that I can do that nobody else in the ring can do. There is something I can do that nobody in the arena can do. There is something that I can do that nobody else in the WWE Universe can do. He can look in the eyes of the giant. He can also look in the eyes of the Dead Man . . . The Undertaker.

    Husky Harris is next and his topic is husky. He says that he sees a bunch of big bodies, abs, and tans. They look like Tarzan and they fight like Jane. Husky says that if you want to know about him, you can ask MVP. He says that he is like a tank with a Ferrari engine.

    Kaval‚€™s topic is dreams. He asks if anyone had a dream that it hurt. He says that he had a dream in Brooklyn to fight on the greatest stage. There were people who told him that he didn‚€™t have what it took. He says that he fought for a decade as Low Ki and he says that it wasn‚€™t about the size of the fighter, but the size of the fight.

    Michael McGillicutty is not going to give his topic. Michael mentions that he won the challenge last week so he is the man to beat. He talks about the video package where the pros commented on his progress. He says that it was good except for one man. Michael asks Miz if he called him mediocre. Miz says that he did and he meant it. Michael wants to show Miz that he is mediocre and that Michael is the one who is awesome.

    Miz tells McGillicutty to talk to him when he gets a Raw or Smackdown contract.

    Alex Riley‚€™s subject is Starbucks. Alex says that if it was up to the pros or anyone with an education, he would have won by a country mile. Since it is being decided by the democracy of dorks, he is competing with a man trying out for the voice of God or as a poor man‚€™s Eddie Murphy. Alex says that he is the sun of the NXT galaxy. He says that everything revolves around him and there are no stars around, just a bunch of Star . . . bucks.

    Percy Watson‚€™s topic is having a good time. Percy says that people tell him that he always talks about having a good time. Percy says that life is hard and you have to work hard to get where you are in life. He says that his motto is work hard, but play harder. He says that life is short so you need to shake and groove.

    It is time for a video package on Percy Watson. MVP says that Percy has a lot of showmanship. Henry says that he wants to see what is next from Percy. They talk about the connection he has with the crowd. Miz mentions that Percy has no lenses in his glasses so why is he wearing them. Cody says that under the surface is a solid athlete. Zack doesn‚€™t get him. Miz says that you need to be serious in the ring. Porter says that if he shows the dedication, he will teach Percy. Cody says that Percy has more going for him than glasses and a goofy smile.

    Match Number One: Percy Watson with Montel Vontavious Porter versus Zack Ryder

    Ryder wants Porter off the apron and Ryder with a knee and forearm followed by a side head lock. Ryder with a shoulder tackle but Watson with a back elbow. Ryder with a double leg take down and punches to Watson. Ryder sends Watson into the turnbuckles and kicks him. Ryder with a running face wash to the head for a near fall. Ryder with a knee drop and he gets a near fall as Porter gives Watson some more advice. Ryder with a reverse chin lock. Watson with elbows and punches but Ryder sends Watson into the turnbuckles and he tries for another facewash but Watson moves. Watson with a drop kick or two. Watson with a flying clothesline and Ryder goes to the apron. Ryder drops Watson on the top rope and then he tries for the Rough Rider but Watson hits the floatover DDT and then he hits the twisting Oh Yeah splash for the three count.

    Winner: Percy Watson

    John Morrison gives some advice to Eli and Morrison says that Eli is doing great. He wants Eli to watch a video tape from last week‚€™s obstacle course. We see the problems that Eli had with the course. John starts to laugh and Eli says that he isn‚€™t an acrobat. Morrison says that people are calling him Eli Rottonwood. Morrison says that Eli has an opportunity against Michael McGillicutty. Eli has one word for Michael. Morrison asks if it is intensity and Eli says that it is mustache.

    We go to commercial.

    We are back and Michael and Josh talk about the elimination that will take place. However, there is one rookie who has immunity. In case you missed last week‚€™s obstacle course challenge, we have a recap. The challenge was won by Michael McGillicutty and he has immunity.

    Match Number Two: Michael McGillicutty with Kofi Kingston versus Eli Cottonwood with John Morrison

    Cottonwood sends Michael into the corner but Michael with punches and forearms. Cottonwood with a shoulder tackle. Cottonwood sends Michael into the turnbuckles and then connects with elbows and a forearm. Cottonwood with a an Irish whip and a side slam for a near fall. Eli chokes Michael in the ropes and the referee warns him. Eli stands on Michael‚€™s foot. Eli with a short arm clothesline and he gets a near fall. Eli with a neck vise on Michael but Michael with punches and he sends Michael to the mat. Eli with a leg drop and slam and he gets a near fall. Eli with an arm bar on Michael and Michael with punches followed by a running clothesline but Eli stays on his feet. Eli with a reverse atomic drop but he misses a big boot in the ropes and Michael with kicks to the leg and then he hits a single leg DDT. Michael with a drop kick to Eli and then he hits a swinging neck breaker for the three count.

    Winner: Michael McGillicutty

    It is time to go to the back where Ashley Valence mentions that we will have the next NXT poll later tonight. The pros comment on Kaval. Miz says that he is very good in the ring. Mark Henry says that he is probably the most polished in the ring. Kofi says that he has a quiet confidence about him. They also talk about his kicks. Cody and Mark talk about Kaval‚€™s pros. Layla and Michelle . Miz says that Kaval needs to be bigger than life. Morrison says that Kaval takes himself too seriously. Michelle and Layla talk about turning the frown upside down. MVP says that Kaval has made an impact. Cody says that in a fair world, Kaval would be the next breakout star. Michelle and Kaval say that they love Kaval.

    Michelle and Layla want to know why he isn‚€™t smiling. Husky bumps into Kaval and Kaval asks Husky if he has a problem. Husky says that he didn‚€™t see Kaval standing there. He says that Kaval is not noticeable. Michelle and Layla mention that Kaval was number one. Husky wants to know if Kaval is going to let his girlfriends do all of the talking. Kaval says that he lets his talking take place in the ring. Husky says that if Kaval brings that intensity to the ring, he will have fun in the ring. Kaval says that they are going to have a lot of fun in the ring.

    We go to commercial.

    Match Number Three: Kaval with Layla and Michelle McCool versus Husky Harris with Dashing Cody Rhodes

    Kaval with a kick as he avoids Husky. Husky throws Kaval into the corner and he punches Kaval. Husky with a hip toss but Kaval rolls through. Kaval with a kick and a heel kick for a near fall. Kaval with a kick to the chest and then to the leg. Husky with a head butt. Kaval with a kick but Husky hits a short arm clothesline. Husky with a waist lock to Kaval but Kaval with elbows and a kick followed by a European uppercut. Husky with an Irish whip but he misses a charge into the corner. Kaval with a leg sweep followed by a kick to the back of the head. Kaval with an Irish whip but Husky with a clothesline out of the corner for a near fall. Harris with an Irish whip and he sends Kaval to the apron and then Michelle and Layla go to the floor. Harris sends Kaval into the ring post and then Harris hits an inverted suplex on Kaval. Harris with the Fat Boy Senton for the three count.

    Winner: Husky Harris

    After the match, Matt Striker comes out and he wants the pros to tabulate their votes so we can find out which rookie gets to take the walk of shame (until they form a group of their own after the end of Season Two?).

    We go to commercial.

    We are back and more people watched NXT than a lot of other networks‚€™ shows.

    We see the Raw Rebound featuring on the split among the CenArmy (or is it JeriChORPS)

    Time to run through the card for SummerSlam.

    We go to commercial and it is nail biting time for all of the rookies except Michael McGillicutty.

    We are back and it is time for the moment that you have been waiting for. Who joins Titus O‚€™Neil in NXT Limbo?

    The rookies are at ringside.

    Matt says that only one can win NXT and earn a title match on pay per view. Matt also tells us that the rookie at the bottom of the poll will be eliminated, that is unless Michael McGillicutty finishes in seventh.

    The new poll is ready.

    In first place is Michael McGillicutty. He is followed by Kaval in second place. Third place is Alex Riley.

    Fourth place is Percy Watson. Fifth place goes to Lucky Cannon.

    That means that Husky Harris or Eli Cottonwood will be eliminated.

    The man in sixth place is Husky Harris so Eli Cottonwood is eliminated.

    Matt asks Eli if he has anything to say before he takes the walk of shame and turns in his knives. Eli decides to attack Husky Harris and some of the other rookies join in the attack while Kaval and McGillicutty watch from a distance. Eli walks up the ramp and Morrison tries to calm him down and he pushes Morrison.

    Matt asks Husky if there is anything that is not connecting with the WWE Universe. Husky says that they have seen the warpath he has made over the last few weeks. He says that it is his competition to win.

    Matt asks Micahel what it feels like to be number one. Michael says that he came here to win NXT. He is on the right path. Michael says that he will not lose on NXT and he will become a World Champion.

    Matt asks if he was concerned about Eli jumping him. Alex says that he is a better athlete than Eli and he knows that he is better than Michael and Kaval. He says that he will be number one.

    Michael and Alex push each other and they brawl at ringside. Lucky tries to hold them off. Eli comes back despite being eliminated.

    There is pandemonium as we go to credits.

    2010 - TNA taped Impact Wrestling in Orlando, FL. John Benoit filed the following live report from the tapings:

    Impact for 8/5/10:

    *I arrived during a tryout matches featuring two talents I didn't recognize.

    *Jeremy Buck pinned Okada.


    *Tommy Dreamer calls out Raven to explain his actions last week. Dreamer asks why he attacked him last week and said that his kids call him "Uncle Scotty" and now he has to explain to them what happened. Raven says he attacked Dreamer because he's been waiting to get at Dreamer since Dreamer stole his girl and married her. Dreamer went after Raven but Abyss showed up to make it a two on one. RVD hit the scene to make the save and brawled with Abyss. Raven DDT'd Dreamer on the stage. Mick Foley came out to help Dreamer and announced at the PPV it will be Dreamer vs. Raven in a Final Showdown with Foley as the guest referee.

    *Hamada and Taylor Wilde defeated Lacey Von Erich and Velvet Sky to become to new TNA Knockouts Tag Team champions. Madison Rayne and the motorcycle woman show up on the ramp, distracting the champions to set up the finish.

    *AJ Styles pinned Rob Terry after a lowblow to retain the TNA Global TV title.

    *Later tonight is Abyss and Raven vs. Tommy Dreamer and Rob Van Dam.

    *Velvet Sky and Madison Rayne are shown backstage being restrained by security because she's so angry over the loss of the Knockouts Tag titles.

    *In a "Capture the X" style Ultimate X Match, it's Beer Money vs. The Motor City Machineguns. Robert Roode cuts a promo saying that The Guns have proven they are great and even though it's their type of match, Beer Money are taking the titles tonight. The Guns respond that the only way they are taking the belts is from their cold, dead hands. There are lots of great spots to open the match and some nice back and forth wrestling. Beer Money gets the upper hand but can't get the X because Roode is afraid of heights and Storm appears to have had a little too much to drink. Another great match between the two teams, with the end being Alex Shelley sliding acrossd the ropes while Roode walked across like a tight rope. They fought near the X and Roode got crotched and bumped into the ring while Shelley grabbed the X. They are tied 2-2.

    *Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff and Miss Tessmacher come to the ring. He announced RVD vs. Abyss match on the big Impact will be a "Stairway to Janice" match as a takeoff on the old ECW Stairway to Hell bout. Bischoff will be the referee. He announces the final Beer Money vs. Motor City Machineguns bout, Mr. Anderson vs. Pope Dinero, Kurt Angle vs. AJ Styles and Jeff Hardy having an open challenge that night as well. Kevin Nash comes out and says he's finally got some face time with Hulk and Eric. Hogan tells Nash it's time to step out of the spotlight and let the younger talents take over. Nash says he doesn't like that and lays out Bischoff. Hogan and Nash go face to face and Nash takes him out. Nash grtabs a chair but Jeff Jarrett hits the ring. He gets the chair and is about to use it but suddenly Sting shows up, in red facepaint and lays out Jarrett with a bat. Nash and Sting leave everyone laying.

    *Orlando Jordan vs. Pope Dinero. Jordan and Pope face off. Jordan gets Pope in the corner and starts grinding on him, which Pope doesn;t like. Eric Young runs out and starts collecting all the money that fell during Pope's speech. That distracts Jordan, who Pope surprises with a pin. Matt Morgan attacks Pope after the match but Ken Anderson makes the save. Pope isn't happy Anderson did. The TNA security guards from last week show up and yell at Anderson as well.

    *Backstage, Christy Hemme informs Ric Flair that if any member of Fortune interferes, Flair is suspended for 90 days.

    *Jay Lethal vs. Ric Flair in a Street Fight. Flair is busted open early. His clothes are ripped off, leaving him battling in underwear and one sock. Douglas Williams shows up to help Flair. We get a Moon over Orlando. Flair finally gets the pin on Lethal after Williams pushes Jay's leg off the ropes.

    *TNA champion Rob Van Dam and Tommy Dreamer defeated Raven and Abyss in a pretty good tag match. Van Dam nailed the five star frog splash on Raven. Abyss attacked them after the match but the ECW crew hit the ring. Abyss got the upper hand but the lights went out and when they returned, The Sandman was in the ring with the Singapore Cane and cleaned house. That should be where the show ends.

    After they went off the air, they played "Enter Sandman" and all the ECW guys and Hulk Hogan had a beer bash in the ring.

    2011 - TruTV issued the following press release:

    TruTV issued the following press release:

    truTV Announces Premiere Dates for Three Compelling New Series

    Network Reveals Premieres of New Seasons of Seven Returning Original Series, Plus the Debut of Hit Series Wipeout

    truTV ‚€“ which is coming off another record-setting quarter in reaching young adults ‚€“ has lined up an extensive programming slate for the end of 2011 that includes three new series, seven returning hits and the network‚€™s biggest series acquisition ever.

    The new series Bear Swamp Recovery, about a larger-than-life family-owned repo business, is set to debut Aug. 22, followed by the Sept. 14 premiere of Hulk Hogan‚€™s MCW, which will take viewers behind the scenes of a new professional wrestling league. truTV‚€™s third new series of the fall and winter, the hidden-camera prank series Impractical Jokers, will arrive in December.

    On Sept. 2, truTV adds its biggest series acquisition, the popular competition show Wipeout. Seven of truTV‚€™s original series are also set to return, including the hits Hardcore Pawn, Lizard Lick Towing, Full Throttle Saloon and Black Gold.

    truTV just scored its most-watched second quarter ever in primetime delivery of three key demos: adults 18-49, men 18-34 and men 18-49. The network, which is growing in popularity with younger viewers, increased its delivery of adults 18-34 by 11% and men 18-34 by 7% in the second quarter.

    The following is a rundown of truTV‚€™s new and returning series for 2011:

    New Original Series
    Bear Swamp Recovery ‚€“ New series premiering Monday, Aug. 22, with back-to-back episodes at 10 and 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
    Bear Swamp, where the business is big but the family is even bigger, follows PJ Vinch, who runs a booming New Jersey repo company with the help of his senior-with-an-attitude father and his teen son. With a repo order in one hand and a slice of pizza in the other, these bulky Sicilians never hesitate to take jobs other companies can‚€™t handle, from massive construction equipment to luxury yachts at the Jersey shore to an entire fleet of racecars. They always get the goods, and they never miss a meal. Bear Swamp Recovery comes to truTV from Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment.

    Hulk Hogan‚€™s MCW ‚€“ New series premieres Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
    Hulk Hogan, one of the legendary stars of pro wrestling, believes you need to start small if you want to win big. Now he‚€™s lending his expertise to the new Micro Championship Wrestling, where he gives little wrestlers advice on recruiting, training and mentoring. It‚€™s all with the goal of getting the MCW off the ground and into the arena. Hulk Hogan‚€™s MCW comes to truTV from Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment.

    Impractical Jokers ‚€“ New series coming in December
    Since they were kids, Sal, Murr, Q and Joe have dared one another to do the most ridiculous, humiliating public pranks imaginable. Now, to find out who‚€™s best under pressure, they‚€™ll compete in unbelievably awkward social experiments ‚€“ all recorded on camera. The loser must do the most mortifying challenge ever. Impractical Jokers comes to truTV from NorthSouth Productions.

    New Acquired Series
    Wipeout ‚€“ Acquired series to air Fridays at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning Sept. 2
    truTV has acquired exclusive, off-network cable rights to air this exciting series in which contestants face wildly outrageous barriers, from Big Balls to complex contraptions, for the chance at winning a cash prize. Wipeout, which is also shown in numerous international versions around the globe, ranks among the world‚€™s top-rated game shows. The series was recently voted by Entertainment Weekly‚€™s readers as ‚€œReality TV‚€™s Guiltiest Pleasure.‚€Ě

    Returning Series
    Lizard Lick Towing ‚€“ Season 1 returns Monday, Aug. 22, at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT); Season 2 coming in November
    Las Vegas Jailhouse ‚€“ Season 4 launches Sunday, Sept. 4, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
    Operation Repo ‚€“ Season 9 launches Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
    Police POV ‚€“ Season 2 launches in November
    Hardcore Pawn ‚€“ Season 5 coming in November
    Black Gold ‚€“ Season 4 coming in November
    Full Throttle Saloon ‚€“ Season 3 coming in November

    About truTV
    truTV is television‚€™s destination for real-life stories told from an exciting and dramatic first-person perspective. Currently seen in 93 million U.S. households, the network is enjoying its best deliveries ever in key demographics. truTV features high-stakes, action-packed originals that give viewers access to places and situations they can‚€™t normally experience. truTV‚€™s primetime fan favorites include the original series Hardcore Pawn, All Worked Up, Lizard Lick Towing, Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura, Black Gold, Operation Repo and World‚€™s Dumbest‚€¶ During the daytime, the channel features expert trial coverage under the name In Session.

    Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

    About truTV
    truTV is television‚€™s destination for real-life stories told from an exciting and dramatic first-person perspective. Currently seen in 93 million U.S. households, the network is enjoying its best deliveries ever in key demographics. truTV features high-stakes, action-packed originals that give viewers access to places and situations they can‚€™t normally experience. truTV‚€™s primetime fan favorites include the original series Hardcore Pawn, All Worked Up, Lizard Lick Towing, Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura, Black Gold, Operation Repo and World‚€™s Dumbest‚€¶ During the daytime, the channel features expert trial coverage under the name In Session.

    Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

    2011 - Ohio Valley Wrestling taped TV in Louisville, Kentucky at the Davis Arena. Jason Saint filed the following TV report:

    OVW TV Taping Results/Spoilers
    Taped on July 27th, 2011. To air on July 30th, 2011.
    The Davis Arena in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Dark Matches:

    Alex Silva defeated Chase King by pinfall following a knee lariat.
    Silvio (with Mo Green) defeated Benjamin Bray by submission.

    TV Show:

    The show started with Johnny Spade coming to the ring, calling out Mike Mondo. Mondo shows up with his attorney Christian Mascagni, who antagonizes Spade, says Spade is the "scapegoat for the rookie" (referring to Jason Wayne). OVW Heavyweight Champion Jason Wayne enters the fray, telling Mondo and Spade that he doesn't care who he faces, that he'd be ready for a triple threat right then. Mondo refuses. Spade challenges Mondo for a match with the Number One Contendership on the line. Mondo agrees after Spade says the boys in the back call him a "scared little cheerleader".
    Backstage, Brittany DeVore interviews Michael Hayes, who says that he's determined to get his prosthetic leg back from Mohamad Ali Vaez. Brittany asks if that was good, then the camera drifts around to reveal Benjamin Bray, who Brittany walks out of the frame with. Next, we see Ted McNaler talking with Adam Revolver. McNaler states that he's to team with The Fat & The Furious later, to Revolver's dismay. They leave, in comes Johnny Spade who is bothered by Raphael Constantine, informing Spade that he's on strike. Spade blows him off then finds a teddy bear and a letter, apparently from Tony Gunn, thanking Spade for being in his corner the week before.
    Paredyse defeated Tony Gunn to retain the OVW Television Championship. During the match, Tony kept looking to ringside for Johnny Spade to arrive, and Raphael Constantine was seen walking around outside the ring, picketing that he's the "Rightful Television Champion".
    Backstage, Christian Mascagni is talking to Mondo about how Mondo needs to worry about business IN the ring, and Mascagni would take care of the rest.
    Mohamad Ali Vaez defeated Elvis Pridemoore by pinfall following a neckbreaker. Afterward, Ali assured Mike Hayes that he would be taking Hayes out of commission at the Saturday Night Special. (August 6th, 2011)
    Backstage, Paredyse is shown at the Blossom Twins' tea party, which is interrupted by Epiphany. Epiphany is blown off by the group, and the camera catches Mascagni talking with two up-and-comers (Brandon Espinosa and Aiden Young). Mascagni pays the two.
    Gilbert Corsey comes into the ring to bring out Rudy Switchblade and Jamin Olivencia. The two have been ordered by the board of directors to sign a "no touch clause", due to the two causing multiple injuries to innocent bystanders during their scuffles. Jamin spoke down to Rudy, then signed, which prompted Rudy to attack Jamin before signing. Rudy ended with "I would help you up but... contracts."
    The Fat and the Furious (Trailer Park Trash & Jack Black) and Ted McNaler defeated Bolin Services 2.0 (Rocco Bellagio, Raul LaMotta, and James "Moose" Thomas, accompanied by Christopher Bolin, Mo Green, and Andrew Patton) following outside interference from Adam Revolver. Revolver came in to attempt to help B.S. win, seemingly, but it was thwarted when Randy Terrez interfered to give the chair shot to Raul LaMotta. After the match, the team of B.S. 2.0 beat down the opposition.

    Backstage, Christian Mascagni is shown paying off Andreas Rossi.
    Johnny Spade defeated Mike Mondo for the Number One Contender spot at SNS for Jason Wayne's OVW Heavyweight championship. During the match, multiple things happened to knock out various referees, during which Brandon Espinosa, Aiden Young, and Andreas Rossi would come in to attempt to beat up Johnny Spade. After a few instances of this, Jason Wayne entered the fray to even the odds, knocking out the three interferences. Johnny Spade went over clean, following a superkick.

    Dark Matches:

    Lennox Norris and Nick Dumeyer defeated Aiden Young and Brandon Espinosa.
    Jason Wayne, Jimbo Onoo, and a partner whose name I didn't catch defeated Adam Revolver, "Hot Shot" Danny Duggan, and AJ Sanchez.

    Biggest pops:

    Jason Wayne helping even the odds.
    Jamin Olivencia
    Johnny Spade

    Biggest heat:

    Mike Mondo & Christian Mascagni
    Bolin Services 2.0
    Andreas Rossi

    2012 - It was announced that House of Hardcore, the new promotion launched by Tommy Dreamer, would open a wrestling school in Poughkeepsie, New York. The trainers for the school will be Dreamer, Hale Collins and Vik Dalishus.

    2012 - Rita Lee, who wrestled as Rita Cortez in the 1950s and 1960s, passed away in Hermitage, TN.

    Lee was featured in the excellent documentary on the pioneers of female pro wrestling "Lipstick and Dynamite" where her marriage to promoter Buddy Lee came up in discussion.

    Lee had been married the Fabulous Moolah before becoming involved with Rita, which led to some consternation between the two after Moolah caught them in a compromising situation.

    Buddy married Rita soon after getting divorced from Moolah. During "Lipstick", Rita noted that she while never won a title, she had the only title that meant anything, being "Mrs. Buddy Lee" for decades.

    Lee was trained by Moolah, who had long partnered with Buddy to control the booking of female talent at the time. When Buddy and Rita became a couple, Moolah took control of the booking of the majority of female talents (setting off Moolah's dominance in the business as one of the most powerful women in it's history), pretty much marking the end of Lee's in-ring career.

    Rita and Buddy went on to found Buddy Lee Attractions, a talent agency that is still running in Nashville, handling country musicians among other artists as well as producing numerous charitable events and local fairs.

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

    We begin with a look back at Monday‚€™s Raw when the company celebrated their 1000th episode of the weekly show.

    We are live on tape from Kansas City, Missouri and your announcers are Josh ‚€˜Royals‚€™ Mathews, Booker ‚€˜Monarchs‚€™ T, and Michael ‚€˜Did you know that we are just under 230 months from Raw 2000‚€™ Cole.

    Miz makes his way to the ring to start things off and he has his Intercontinental Title belt which he earned when he beat Christian to become champion.

    Miz says that everyone is looking at the new face of the Intercontinental Championship. He says that he would love to thank every one of Christian‚€™s peeps because they voted for Christian to defend his title on Raw 1000. In that match, Christian lost. Miz says that he is the new Intercontinental Champion because he is the Miz and . . .

    Christian feels that his music is more important than Miz‚€™ catchphrase.

    Christian says that Miz was going to say AWESOME in an annoying voice. Christian says that it is also awesome that he is going to invoke his rematch clause tonight in Kansas City.

    Match Number One: Christian versus Miz

    They lock up and Miz with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Christian backs into the corner and Miz has something to say to the former champion. Christian with a waist lock into a side head lock. Miz backs Christian into the corner but Miz with punches on the break. Christian sends Miz into the corner and he punches him.

    Christian with an Irish whip and back body drop. Christian sends Miz over the top rope but Miz lands on the apron. Miz with a shoulder from the apron and then he thinks about suplexing Christian to the floor but Christian stops him and connects with a punch and then he slides to the floor and pulls Miz off the apron.

    Christian with a baseball slide to Miz and he sends Miz back into the ring. Christian goes to the turnbuckles and tries for a tornado DDT but Miz escapes and then he connects with a knee to the midsection. Miz with kicks to Christian followed by a punch that sends Christian back to the mat. Christian punches Miz but Miz with an Irish whip and he hits an Awesome Clothesline.

    Miz goes up top and hits a double sledge and gets a near fall. Miz with a reverse chin lock. Christian with a flapjack and Miz goes to the apron. Christian stops Miz but Miz with a back body drop that sends Christian to the floor.

    We go to commercial.

    We are back and Miz with a series of kicks to Christian‚€™s chest followed by a running boot to the head for a near fall. Miz returns to the reverse chin lock. Christian with elbows and a punch. Christian with a sunset flip for a near fall. Miz hits the Reality Check and gets a near fall. Christian falls into the ropes and Miz chokes Christian in the ropes. Miz sets for another Awesome Clothesline but Christian gets his boots up.

    Christian goes up top but he takes too long and Miz stops him. Miz with punches and Miz tries for a superplex but Christian fights back. Christian blocks the superplex again and he punches Miz off the turnbuckles. Christian goes for the frog splash but Miz gets his knees up and Miz gets a few near falls.

    Miz says something to Christian and Christian slaps Miz and hits a drop kick from the turnbuckles and both men are down. Christian with punches and a running forearm and a drop toe hold that sends Christian to the floor and Christian with a slingshot to the floor and an uppercut. Christian drops the back of Miz‚€™ head onto the top rope and then Christian hits a cross body for a near fall.

    Christian goes to the turnbuckles again and he leaps over Miz and hits an inverted DDT but can only get a two count. Miz sends Christian into the turnbuckles but Christian tries for a sunset flip from the turnbuckles but Miz rolls through. Miz misses a kick and Christian gets a near fall with a rollup. Miz tries for the Reality Check again but Christian counters and gets a near fall with a backslide.

    Christian with a back elbow from the turnbuckles and he tries for the Killswitch but Miz blocks it and Miz tries for a belly-to-back suplex. Christian lands on his feet but Miz with a DDT for a near fall. Miz goes to the turnbuckles but Christian pulls Miz off the turnbuckles and Christian sets for the spear.

    Miz sees it coming and Miz rolls to the floor. Christian follows Miz to the floor and Miz with a boot. Miz tries for the Skull Crushing Finale but Christian blocks it. Christian with punches in the corner but when the referee is out of position, Miz with a thumb to the eyes followed by a rollup with a handful of tights for the three count.

    Winner: The Miz

    We go to commercial.

    Match Number Two: Jinder Mahal versus Ryback

    They lock up and Ryback backs Mahal into the corner. Ryback with a clean break. Mahal with forearms but Ryback with a boot to the chest. Ryback with a fallaway slam and Mahal goes to the apron. Mahal with a thumb to the eye and a shoulder followed by a knee from the apron. Mahal with a high knee and he gets a near fall.

    Mahal with a kick to the head and then he connects with a knee to the head. Mahal is sent to the floor but Mahal returns to the ring and he connects with knees to the back. Mahal signals for the Camel Clutch but Ryback gets to his feet and he hits a backpack stunner. Ryback slams Mahal‚€™s head into the mat and then he hits a spinebuster.

    Mahal avoids a lariat and then he goes to the floor and the referee starts his count. The referee gets to ten and calls for the bell.

    Winner: Ryback by count out

    We go to commercial.

    We see footage from Monday‚€™s main event when John Cena became the first to fail to cash in the briefcase and what happened after the match with Big Show, Rock, Punk, and Cena.

    Booker, Josh, and Michael discuss what happened with Punk and they are enjoying some beverages from Sonic.

    Who wants to Tout about what Punk did?

    Sheamus stops by to talk to Daniel Bryan. Sheamus talks to Daniel‚€™s bad evening on Monday with the wedding, Rock, and Charlie Sheen.

    Bryan says that he is not done with AJ. Rock won‚€™t be back for six months. He doesn‚€™t care about Charlie Sheen.

    Sheamus has a present for Bryan‚€™s wedding and he says that it might come in handy on his wedding night. Bryan is not impressed and we see that it is a book titled ‚€˜How to Last More than 18 Seconds‚€™.

    We go to commercial.

    Match Number Three: Sheamus versus Cody Rhodes

    They lock up and Sheamus backs Cody into the corner and Sheamus with a clean break. Rhodes with a waist lock but Sheamus with an elbow and Cody goes to the floor. Cody complains to the referee about the job he is doing. Cody returns to the ring and Rhodes with a kick and side head lock. Sheamus with a shoulder tackle and he gets a near fall.

    Sheamus works on the arm but Cody with a kick and he starts to work on the arm. Sheamus punches Cody and then he Irish whips Cody. Cody floats over but he runs into a delayed tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Cody with a kick but Sheamus with a forearm that sends Cody to the apron. Sheamus puts Cody in the position on the apron but Cody with elbows to avoid the forearms of ten. Cody goes to the floor and Sheamus follows.

    Sheamus decides to set up for the forearms of ten from the apron instead. Sheamus tries to suplex Cody to the floor but Cody is able to land on the apron. Cody sends Sheamus into the ring post and Sheamus falls to the floor.

    Sheamus barely gets back into the ring and Cody kicks Sheamus. While this is going on, Dolph Ziggler‚€™s music plays and he has his briefcase and Vickie Guerrero with him.

    We go to commercial.

    We are back and Cody with a key lock while Ziggler waits anxiously at the announce table. Cody with punches to Sheamus but Sheamus with a running double sledge. Cody avoids a second one and Cody with a drop kick for a near fall. Cody with a knee to the head and he gets a near fall.

    Cody chokes Sheamus and then Sheamus hangs over the apron and Cody with punches and forearms to the head and neck. Cody gets a near fall and then he tries for a full nelson and he applies it. Sheamus gets to his feet and he escapes with an arm drag. Cody with a kick to the knees followed by the drop down uppercut. Sheamus with a back body drop and both men struggle to get to their feet.

    Sheamus with double sledges and then he hits a shoulder in the corner but Cody knows that the knee lift is coming next so he connects with a kick to Sheamus. Sheamus holds on to the ropes on an O‚€™Connor Roll attempt and Sheamus with a running knee lift and tilt-a-whirl power slam for a near fall.

    Cody avoids a short arm clothesline and then he connects with a back elbow to the head. Rhodes with a drop toe hold into the turnbuckles followed by a kick. Cody goes up top but misses a moonsault when Sheamus moves. Sheamus with the uranage back breaker and he gets a near fall.

    Sheamus gets Cody on his shoulders but Cody with elbows and he sends Sheamus to the floor. Sheamus gets back to the apron and he punches Cody and then Sheamus goes up top but Rhodes with an arm drag. Cody hits Beautiful Disaster but Sheamus kicks out at two. Cody thinks about what he has to do to beat Sheamus while Ziggler waits with the briefcase in his hands.

    Cody tries for another Beautiful Disaster but Sheamus catches him and hits White Noise. Sheamus looks around and signals for the Brogue Kick and he connects and gets the three count.

    Winner: Sheamus

    After the match, Ziggler teases coming into the ring to cash in but he stops short. Ziggler circles the ring and gets on the apron but goes back to the floor. Ziggler takes off his shirt and he looks like he is going to cash in again.

    From out of nowhere, someone in a Dolph Ziggler shirt attacks Dolph from behind and sends him into the ring for Sheamus to give Ziggler a Brogue Kick.

    We see that the person who sent Ziggler into the ring was Chris Jericho. Sheamus leaves the ring and lets Jericho deal with Ziggler.

    Jericho waits for Ziggler to get up and Jericho hits a Codebreaker.

    We go to commercial.

    Match Number Four: Santino Marella versus Antonio Cesaro with Aksana

    Santino goes for the leg but Cesaro blocks him and Cesaro with a front face lock and float over followed by a slap to the head. Santino gets to his feet and Santino pushes Cesaro. Santino with an arm drag. Cesaro offers his hand to Santino and then he tells Santino to look at Aksana and Cesaro with a forearm to the head. Cesaro with head butts to the chest.

    Cesaro with a near fall. Cesaro with a deadlift side salto and he gets a near fall. Cesaro with a reverse chin lock. Santino escapes with a Saito suplex and then Santino with jabs and a forearm followed by the diving head butt.

    Santino reaches for his sock puppet but Aksana gets on the apron. Cesaro tries to take advantage but Santino with a split and hip toss. Cesaro with a flapjack and Gotch Style Neutralizer for the three count.

    Winner: Antonio Cesaro

    We take a look back at Damien Sandow‚€™s confrontation with DX.

    Damien is walking in the back and he walks past a few wrestlers and some backstage workers as we go to commercial.

    We are back with a look at the segment from Raw when we found out that Brock Lesnar will be facing Triple H at SummerSlam.

    Match Number Five: Damien Sandow versus Yoshi Tatsu

    They lock up and Sandow with a knee and forearm before sending Yoshi to the floor. Sandow goes after Yoshi and sends him into the ringside barrier. Sandow slams Yoshi‚€™s head into the ringside barrier. Sandow sends Yoshi back into the ring.

    Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep and then he rolls through for the Elbow of Disdain. Sandow with knees to Yoshi followed by the cross arm neck breaker and the three count.

    Winner: Damien Sandow

    After the match, Damien gets on the mic and he addresses the repulsive, ruffian, wretches. He says that if you enjoyed what happened to him on Monday night at the hands of those unruly Degenerates, he is their martyr.

    He tells everyone ‚€˜You‚€™re Welcome‚€™ and then he does the victory cartwheel.

    We go to commercial.

    Match Number Six: Kane versus Rey Mysterio versus Daniel Bryan versus Alberto Del Rio with Ricardo Rodriguez in a Number One Contender Match

    The bell rings and Kane goes after Bryan while Del Rio works over Mysterio with kicks. Bryan with an elbow to Kane and then Kane goes over the top rope to the floor when Bryan pulls down the top rope. Bryan with a kick to Kane on the floor and then Del Rio tries for a running drop kick but Rey moves and Del Rio goes to the floor. Bryan with a suicide dive onto Kane.

    Rey with a seated senton splash onto Del Rio from the apron. Rey with a shoulder to Bryan den then Rey goes up top and hits the seated senton. Bryan with a clothesline and Rey goes down hard. Bryan gets a near fall while Kane sends Del Rio into the ring steps. Kane charges at Del Rio but Del Rio with a drop toe hold and Kane goes into the ring post and steps.

    Bryan knocks Del Rio off the apron and Rey with a rollup on Bryan for a near fall. Bryan with kicks of Yes to Rey and then he tries for a power bomb but Rey blocks it. Rey with a drop kick to the knees and Bryan miraculously falls into the ropes for a 619. Rey tries for the 619 but Del Rio with a clothesline.

    Bryan with a clothesline to Del Rio. Kane with an uppercut to Bryan. Kane with an Irish whip into the corner and Kane splashes Del Rio and Bryan followed by a side slam to Bryan for a near fall.

    Kane goes up top and hits the clothesline on Bryan and he sets for a choke slam on Bryan. Kane kicks Del Rio and then he grabs Rey with his other hand. Rey and Bryan block the double choke slam and they try for a double suplex but Kane blocks it and reverses it.

    We go to commercial.

    We are back and Del Rio punches and kicks Bryan in the corner. Bryan with a hard Irish whip and then he connects with kicks of Yes in the corner. Bryan sets for the running drop kick of Yes into the corner but Del Rio moves and Bryan hits the turnbuckles hard. Del Rio with the step up enzuigiri and then he floats over into the cross arm breaker. Bryan looks like he is about to tap but Rey with a leg drop to Del Rio from the top and gets a near fall.

    Rey with a baseball slide to Del Rio‚€™s nether region. Kane hits Rey from behind and Kane with a clothesline that sends Del Rio over the top rope to the floor. Kane with punches to Rey in the corner followed by a hard Irish whip. Kane gets a near fall on Rey followed by a drop kick for a near fall.

    Kane with a rear chin lock while Ricardo checks on Alberto. Kane sends Rey into the corner and Rey with boots to Kane. Rey floats over and Kane catches Rey. Kane tries for a running power slam but Rey counters with a tornado DDT. Rey goes to the turnbuckles and tries for a rana but Kane blocks it and Del Rio with a drop kick to Rey. Del Rio punches Kane but Kane grabs Del Rio as he comes off the ropes. Del Rio with an enzuigiri followed by a lungblower but Bryan breaks up the cover.

    Bryan with kicks of Yes to Del Rio but he misses a round kick and Del Rio with a rollup for a near fall. Bryan applies the Yes Lock on Del Rio but Kane prevents Del Rio from tapping out. Kane punches Bryan and connects with an uppercut.

    Kane clotheslines Bryan over the top rope. Del Rio with an arm breaker and then he tries to float over into the cross arm breaker but Kane avoids it and hits a chokes slam but Rey breaks up the cover. Kane goes to the floor and Bryan goes to the apron for a running knee to the back.

    Rey with a round kick to Del Rio but Alberto kicks out at two. Rey signals for the 619 but Bryan grabs Rey from behind. Rey sends Bryan into the ropes and he falls onto the middle rope. Del Rio charges at Rey but Rey with a drop kick to the knee and Del Rio falls into the ropes next to Bryan. Rey hits the 619 on both men and he goes up top for the dive onto Bryan but Ricardo pulls Rey out of the ring and Del Rio pins Bryan to win the match.

    Winner: Alberto Del Rio

    We go to credits.
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