Sunday, March 28, 2010

Wrestlemania 26 Results

Airdate: Sunday, March 28th, 2010 (Pay-Per-View)
Location: The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
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“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”

WWE WrestleMania 26 Opener:

WrestleMania 26 kicks off from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona with Justin Roberts welcoming us. US fighter jets fly over the top of the stadium before Grammy winning Fantasia starts singing “America, The Beautiful.”

We get a slick video package highlighting WrestleMania as a place where many superstars only get one shot at making history. Lots of feuds of tonight are highlighted, specifically Sheamus/HHH, Taker/Michaels II, Vince/Bret, and both of the Championship matches. Money in the Bank participants are also shown. The package is amazing.

The pyro hits in a pretty amazing display, and the crowd, of course, is hot. Michael Cole welcomes us properly to the 26th installment of WrestleMania taking place at the University of Phoenix stadium. Michael Cole just announced the Wrestlemania XXVI attendance as 'over 70,000'. The opening contest, will be the match for the Unified WWE Tag Team Championships. R-Truth is out first, rapping his way to the ring to a lot of love from the crowd.

Unified WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Big Show & The Miz (c) vs. John Morrison & R-Truth

R-Truth takes time out to ask 'WrestleMania, what's up?', before his partner's music hits, and John Morrison makes his way out to the ring, to a nice pop, and with a very nice pyro display.

Matt Striker, Jerry the King Lawler, and Michael Cole are the announce team for tonight. Big Show and Miz make their way to the ring, and this one is ready to begin.

Morrison and Miz will be starting things out for their teams. Morrison is able to get a hammerlock, but Miz fights out of it and stomps at Morrison. Miz turns his back, only to turn around into a dropkick. Morrison slams Miz and tags out to Truth, who comes in with a top rope leg drop on Miz that's good for a two count. Truth does the splits to avoid a punch from Miz, and gets Miz with a back kick, but Miz tags out to Show. Truth tries to hit Show with a cross body, but he's caught and hit with a fall away slam instead. Show pushes Morrison off the apron and chops Truth's chest. Show climbs the ropes, but Morrison hits a kick that knocks Show down. Miz and Morrison are back in and Morrison is dominating Miz with a flap jack and a kick to the face.

Morrison tries for the starship pain but Show pulls him out of the ring. Miz tries for the SCF, but Morrison fights out. Show hits the knockout punch out of nowhere, tags in, and pins Morrison, getting the three count.

Winners and STILL WWE Unified Tag Team Champions: Big Show and Miz

Cole, Lawler and Striker run down some of the activites of WrestleMania week. John Cena on Jimmy Fallon is shown, footage of the art show, and some stuff from fan axxess is shown.

Triple Threat Match
Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Ted DiBiase

Ted Dibiase is the first man out to the ring, to a bit of heat, and Cole talks about his father's induction into the WWE Hall of Fame last night. Cody Rhodes is the next man out to the ring, also to a bit of heat from the crowd. Randy Orton is the last man to the ring, to a big pop from the crowd.

Dibiase and Rhodes are grouped together and talking to each other when Orton enters the match. This match will be under triple threat rules where every man is in the ring at the same time. The bell rings, and Cody and Ted begin to stalk Randy.

DiBiase and Rhodes tried to corner Orton, who tried to keep his space while throwing a forearm at DiBiase and a kick at Rhodes. Orton went in and out of the ring, getting Cody to follow. Orton hit DiBiase with a clothesline, then knocked Rhodes out of the ring as he got in. Orton kicked DiBiase, then dropkicked Rhodes. DiBiase caught Orton with a dropkick, and then the double team began with Rhodes and DiBiase stomping Orton down. Rhodes and DiBiase trash talked Orton, then took turns holding him with the other punched him. Orton tried to fight back, but was given a double vertical suplex.

DiBiase and Rhodes taunted Orton, then kicked him down in a corner. They whipped Orton into a corner, and Orton came out swinging, until DiBiase nailed him with a clothesline. DiBiase hit Orton with another clothesline while Rhodes clipped Orton' leg. Rhodes gave Orton a kneedrop, then went to climb the ropes. While he did that, DiBiase tried to make a cover. Rhodes broke it up, and the two argued. Rhodes threw DiBiase out of the ring and hit the Alabama Slam. Rhodes covered, and DiBiase broke it up. They argued, and DiBiase slugged Rhodes. Rhodes responded by tackling DiBiase, and they rolled to the floor and brawled.

Rhodes and DiBiase rolled back in and kept punching. They two realized Orton was getting up, so they stopped fighting and charged him. Orton backdropped DiBiase, slugged Rhodes, then gave DiBiase and Rhodes each a powerslam. DiBiase rolled out of the ring, and Orton gave Rhodes a side backbreaker. The fans chanted for an "RKO" and Orton measured Rhodes for it, but DiBiase pulled him out of the ring. DiBiase and Orton slugged it out on the floor, and Rhodes went for a pescado. Orton moved, and Rhodes landed on DiBiase.

Orton rolled back into the ring, and DiBiase got on the apron. Orton kicked him and grabbed his head. Rhodes got on the apron as well, and Orton kicked him. Orton grabbed Rhodes and DiBiase and hit a double elevated DDT with both men hanging off the ropes. Orton kicked DiBiase out of the ring, and began measuring Rhodes for an RKO. Orton then changed his mind, and instead lined up for a punt. Orton punted Rhodes in the head. DiBiase got in the ring, grabbed Orton from behind and went for Dream Street. Orton armdragged out of it, hit DiBiase with the RKO and got the pin on DiBiase at the nine minute mark.

Winner: Randy Orton


Josh Matthews delivered a big buildup about how he was about to interview one of the most charismatic superstars in WWE history. It turned out to be Vickie Guerrero. He asked Vickie, who was accompanied by her teammates, if that's what she was looking for. She gave Josh the boot and had Jillian Hall enter the picture for a song. Santino stepped in after the other Divas left.

Santino pimped Slim Jim. When he bit into the Slim Jim, Jillian turned into Mae Young, who kissed him. He bit in again and Gene Okerlund was standing there in a dress. The next bite led to Melina. Santino said anything is possible when you snap into a Slim Jim and then walked away with Melina...

Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Christian vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kane vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Jack Swagger vs. MVP vs. Matt Hardy vs. Evan Bourne vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Kofi Kingston

Kofi Kingston is the first man to the ring. MVP is the second man out to the ring, to a decent amount of love, and they’re coming out quicker now, as Evan Bourne is the next man announced. Jack Swagger is participant number four, followed by Shelton Benjamin. Matt Hardy is entrant number seven. Dolph Ziggler is out next, followed by Drew McIntyre.

The match starts with chaos with action going in and outside of the ring. Kane had control but Drew McIntyre started beating him down. McIntyre sets the first ladder up in the ring. Hardy pushes it over with him on it. Evan Bourne comes in as Hardy gives McIntyre Twist of Fate.

All the participants battle on the ladder. Evan Bourne just touched the briefcase but Kane, Hardy and Swagger fight him off. Kane tosses Bourne to the outside onto Shelton Benjamin. Hardy and Swagger battle it out on top of the ladder. Kingston tosses a ladder into Swagger and Hardy who are on another ladder. Christian throws a ladder into Hardy and Swagger who are trapped in the corner before monkey flipping Kingston into the ladder, sandwiching Swagger and Hardy. Ziggler pulls Christian off the ladder with a big backstabber, and tries to climb himself, but he's pulled off by MVP, who's in turn pulled off by Kane. Shelton and Kofi sandwich Kane with a ladder, and he and MVP and Shelton use a ladder to sandwich Kane in the corner, Kofi runs up the ladder, but he's powerbombed by Kane.

Benjamin is close to gaining the briefcase, but Swagger puts him down with a ladder, before slamming the ladder into several other participants. Bourne comes out of nowhere with a double knees to Swagger and the ladder to take him out. Swagger is in the middle of the ladder, and Hardy and Christian both use ladders to sandwish Swagger's midsection. Hardy and Christian climb the ladder, while Bourne climbs the side. Swagger pulls the ladder out from under Hardy, and Bourne kicks Christian off the other ladder before hitting Air Bourne from off the ladder onto Christian.

Bourne tries for the briefcase, but Hardy is there and he throws Bourne off the top. Hardy is almost able to grab the briefcase, but Swagger comes up from behind, and pushes him off the top of the ladder, on top of the ladder propped up in the ring. Swagger also falls off onto another ladder propped against the ropes. MVP and Shelton are up on the ladder now and Shelton sends MVP off. MVP retaliates, trying to powerbomb Shelton, but Benjamin retaliates with a hurricarana to the outside. Kane is outside with a ladder and he hits both MVP and Shelton. Kane is in the ring and he tries to climb the ladder, but Ziggler is in, climbing over Kane. Kane pushes over the ladder to knock Ziggler off before throwing the ladder at Ziggler, Ziggler ducks but eats a right hand.

Kane chokeslams Ziggler on the ladder before sandwiching him in between and slamming the ladder up and down on top of Ziggler. Kane ends up ripping the ladder apart. Kofi sends Kane to the outside, and uses both pieces of the ladder as stilts, trying to climb all the way to the top. McIntyre is in, knocking one of the legs away, and pushing the other, with Kofi on it, into the ropes. McIntyre grabs a ladder and climbs, but Matt Hardy is in on the other side. Hardy and McIntyre fight at the top with McIntyre sending Hardy to the mat. Hardy retaliates, pushing the ladder into the ropes where McIntyre crotches himself.

Hardy climbs the ladder and gets his hands on the brifcse, but Kane pushes another ladder, with Christian on it, into Hardy's ladder. Kane climbs the other side, opposite Hardy and Christian, and he tries for a double chokeslam, but Christian and Hardy fight him off, only to turn their attention to each other. Hardy tries for a twist of fate, but Christian reverses with into a reverse DDT from the top of the ladder. Christian climbs both ladders in the middle of the ring, but Swagger pulls one away. Christian climbs the other ladder, but Swagger is up after him. Both men fight at the top of the ladder, but Swagger uses the briefcase, slamming it into Christian's face. Swagger goes for the briefcase but he has trouble unhooking it. After what seems like forever, Swagger gets the briefcase down, and he is Mr. Money in the Bank.

Winner: Jack Swagger

Swagger poses with his briefcase at the top of the ladder, smiling and laughing.

Last Night's HOF Ceremony

Cole, Lawler and Striker re-cap the Hall of Fame induction ceremony the took place last night. We get a little bit of footage, that includes highlights of the inductions of Wendi Richter, Mad Dog Vachon, Stu Hart, Gorgeous George, and Antonio Inoki. We get a little more footage of the inductions of Bob Uecker, which was extremely funny, and Ted Dibiase, which was extremely deserved.

Hall of Fame Class of 2010 Introduction

Howard Finkel introduces the newest inductees to the WWE Hall of Fame. A good portion of the Hart family is out to represent Stu Hart. Wendi Richter, Mad Dog Vachon, Antonio Inoki, Bob Uecker, and Betty Wagner (representing Gorgeous George), as well as Ted Dibiase are announced. Fink announces them as the Hall of Fame class of 2010, and deservedly, they get a huge pop from the crowd.

- We get a video package showing the rise of Sheamus in the WWE, as well as the events that led to Sheamus vs. Triple H.

Sheamus vs. Triple H

Sheamus is the first man announced, and he makes his way to the ring to a decent amount of heat from this giant crowd. Triple H is out next, to a huge pop from the crowd. We get an awesome view of Hunter from the ramp that includes a wide shot of the arena, and it just gives you a small idea of how huge this event is.

Sheamus and Hunter lock up, and Sheamus backs Hunter up into the corner, where he breaks with a shove. He tells Hunter that he's the future and he's the Celtic Warrior. Hunter puts Sheamus in the corner, but also doesn't break clean, slapping Sheamus across the face. Hunter hits a series of right hands and he tries for the pedigree early, but Sheamus is able to fight out of it.

Sheamus sends Hunter into the corner, but quickly eats a dropkick. Hunter hits a suplex, and follows up with a knee, but a cover only yeilds a two count for Triple H. Sheamus rolls to the outside, and Hunter follows, slamming his head into the barricade and sending him back into the ring. Back in the ring, Hunter goes to work on Sheamus' legs, locking in the figure four. Sheamus is able to get to the ropes to break the hold and he rolls back to the outside.

Hunter follows Sheamus to the outside, but he finds himself being rammed into the steel rings steps. Sheamus breaks the count, and he slams Hunter into the barricade before sending him back into the ring, hitting an elbow to Hunter's throat on the way back in. Back in the ring, Hunter hits a right hand out of nowhere, but Sheamus responds with a urunage backbreaker. Another urunage backbreaker puts Hunter down again.

Sheamus beats on Hunter in the corner, slamming his thigh into Hunter's head before choking and stomping away at Hunter. Sheamus poses for the crowd to a lot of heat. Sheamus continues the beatdown in the corner on Hunter, being pulled away by the ref. Sheamus and Hunter trade right hands, with Sheamus getting the upper hand with an axe handle to the head. Sheamus tries for the cover but he only gets two.

Sheamus beats on Hunter for a bit before going for another cover, again good for two. Sheamus locks in a rear chin lock and buries his knee in Hunter's back. Hunter gets up to his feet, but Sheamus transitions right into a powerslam that's good for another near fall. Sheamus locks in a submission hold focusin on Hunter's neck and shoulder. Hunter fights up to his feet and Sheamus changes it up into a sleeper that puts Hunter back down.

Hunter is back up and out of the sleeper with a back body drop. Sheamus charges Hunter in the corner but eats a couple of his boots for his trouble. Hunter fights out of a slam and hits a DDT to change the momentum. Hunter and Sheamus trade right hands in the center of the ring, and Hunter gets the upper hand. Hunter hits the high knee and he's back in this one. Face buster from Hunter is good for a near fall.Hunter ducks a clothesline and tries for a pedigree but Sheamus counters. Hunter hits a neckbreaker that's good for a two count.

Hunter puts Sheamus on the top turnbuckle and he climbs up, hitting Sheamus. Sheamus ducks out of it, and he tries for the razor's edge but Hunter fights out. Sheamus tries for his big kick, but Hunter fights out. Pedigree attempt but Sheamus fights out again and he hits his huge kick. Sheamus goes for the pin but Hunter kicks out.

Sheamus picks Hunter up off the mat, and he puts him up on his shoulder, but Hunter fights out and connects with a big spinebuster. Hunter goes for the pin but Sheamus kicks out at two.

Sheamus tries to roll to the outside, but he only gets to the apron. Hunter tries to pick him up, but Sheamus fights him off and connects with a big kick to Hunter's temple. Sheamus crawls back into the ring and he picks up Hunter. Hunter is playing possum, and out of nowhere he hits the pedigree. Hunter pins Sheamus and he gets the three count.

Winner: Triple H

- The events leading to CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio are shown.

CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio
If Punk wins, Mysterio joins the Straight Edge Society

CM Punk is the first man out to the ring, with Serena and Luke Gallows in tow, and of course, a mic in hand. Punk still gets a decent reaction from the crowd, probably due to his stellar work. Punk says there's over 70 thousand weak minded individuals that are so hopped up on pills, they think Rey Mysterio is a super hero. They think their super hero will make the monster go away, but Punk isn't a monster, he's a savior, and he can lead everyone to a better place. He can lead by example because he chooses to be drug free, and he chooses to be better than everyone. Mysterio doesn't have a choice. He will be forced to join the SES, and everyone will have to accept him. One nation, under Punk, with integrity and sobriety for all.

Mysterio's music hits, and Punk stares down the entrance ramp. Mysterio is finally out, with some crazy contacts that look like cat eyes or something. Mysterio also has a long ponytail hanging from his mask and he's dressed in baby blue gear with some neon orange streaks.

The bell rings and we're ready to start this one. Gallows and Sarita are stalking around the outside, it distracts Mysterio, and Punk is able to use that to catch Mysterio, sending him to the mat and stomping away on him. Mysterio tries to come back and jumps to the top, but Punk sweeps his feet out from under him. Punk distracts the ref and Serena chokes Mysterio. Punk tries for a baseball slide, but Mysterio flips up, and Punk crotches himself on the ring post. On the outside, Punk gets even by slamming Mysterio into the steel ring steps.

Back in the ring, Punk pounds away on Mysterio and he tries for a pin, but Mysterio kicks out at two. Punk locks in a rear chin lock while the SES cheers on from ringside. Mysterio is able to fight up to his feet and out of the hold where he catches Punk with a quick kick. Mysterio tries for a headscissors, but Punk fights it off, only to eat a springboard seated senton from Mysterio. Mysterio hits a kick to Punk's face, but Punk is able to surprise Mysterio with a roll up for two. Punk catches Mysterio with a giant kick to the side of the head, but a pin is only good for two.

Punk tries for a series of pins, but it ends with Mysterio flipping out and up onto the ropes, where he comes back with a crazy springboard DDT. Mysterio tries for the pin, but he only gets two. Mysterio kicks Punk into the ropes and tries for the 619, but Punk catches him. Punk tries for the GTS, but Mysterio fights out. Mysterio springboards off the ropes, but Punk catches him in GTS position. Mysterio fights out again and kicks Punk in the head. Mysterio goes to the top and tries for a frog splash, but he misses. Punk tries for the cover but he only gets two.

Punk hits the high knee in the corner, but Mysterio fights out of the bulldog and sends Punk into the ropes. Mysterio tries for the 619, but Serena and Gallows distract him. Punk almost hits the 619, but Mysterio fights out, hits the 619, the springboard splash, and pins Punk.

Winner: Rey Mysterio

- The events leading to Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon are shown.

No Holds Barred Match
Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon

Bret is the first man to the ring, in all his jean short and leather jacketed glory. He gets a great welcome from the crowd.

Vince McMahon is the second entrant in the match. He enters wearing a short sleeved shirt, and he looks pretty damn good for his age. Vince is also carrying a mic in his hand. Vince says Bret is in his ring, at his greatest creation, WrestleMania. Vince says Bret deserves a WrestleMania sized screwing. Vince says he shelled out a lot of bucks and as a result, he bought himself a lot of lumberjacks, and one of them will be a guest referee. Vince says to just remember that Bret screwed Bret, and Vince screwed Bret, and now Vince and Hart's entire family screwed Bret. The Hart Dynasty makes their way out, along with Hart's family make their way to the ring with Vince.

The Hart family surrounds the rings, but this is pretty ridiculous since everyone but the Hart Dynasty is in their formal wear from earlier. The women are all in heels and formal dresses, and most of the guys are wearing tuxes, I think only Bruce is wearing jeans. Bruce is in the ring, and he takes off his shirt to reveal a referee shirt.

Bruce Hart doesn't even take off his sunglasses. Bret can't believe that his whole family agreed to this. He says there isn't much he can do, what's done is done. He says there's one thing he knows about the Hart family, they got paid up front and their money is already in the bank. Hart says there's one thing he learned from the Montreal screwjob, and that's a good old fashioned double cross. The Hart family is united. Hart knew about this coming in, and tonight, at Vince's greatest creation, it'll be forever remembered as the night Bret screwed Vince. Bruce and Bret hug, and Bruce starts the match, finally with his glasses off.

Vince begs off, but Hart hits him with a right. Hart beats McMahon all around the ring, in the corner, stomping away at him. Hart chokes McMahon with his foor in the corner. Vince rols outside into the Hart Dynasty, who go to work with a couple of forearms. Hart family members are in to join, and Natalya hits Vince with a big slap. Kidd and DH Smith stomp away at Vince, and Kidd locks in a guillotine choke before hammering away on Vince. DH Smith picks Vince up and Kidd climbs up to the apron. DH Smith picks Vince up, and Kidd goes all the way to the top turnbuckle. Kidd leaps off and hits a top rope Hart attack all the way to the floor, sending Vince McMahon crashing down.

The Harts roll Vince back into the ring, and Bret goes right to work on Vince's leg. Vince rolls back to the outside, and he tries to crawl under the ring to avoid things, but Kidd and Smith pull him out. Vince has a crowbar in hand when he comes back out and the Hart's scatter. Everyone calls Vince a coward. Vince rolls back into the ring and he tries to hit Bret with the crowbar, but Bret ducks it, and sends McMahon to the mat, where he continues to beat him down with big elbows. Hart grabs the crowbar and he uses it to clobber McMahon, just wailing away on him.

Hart uses the crowbar to whack McMahon right in the throat, and the Hart family rallies Bret on from the outside, banging on the mat. Hart grabs McMahon's legs, and the crowd goes NUTS. Hart goes for it, but decides against it, and goes for the crowbar again. Hart whacks McMahon a couple more times before grabbing the legs again. Hart kicks McMahon right in the crotch, and then does it again.

McMahon pleads with Bret, but all it gets him is a couple more kicks to the groin. someone slides a chair into Bret, and he uses it to sit down. Bruce comes over, and Bret actually calls a time out, just to catch his breath. McMahon crawls up to his hands and knees, and Hart is up behind him. Hart picks up the chair, and whacks McMahon across the back, then a second time. The crowd chants for one more, and Bret obliges with another big chair shot. Three more, then another, and another, and Bret is just working Vince over. Three more, another, a thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth all on Vinces legs. Another, and another, and another, jeez, this is crazy. Another, and Vince is just moaning and panting.

Hart grabs the leg and everyone goes crazy. Hart wraps up the legs and pulls McMahon over, successfully locking in the Sharpshooter, which is just a beautiful sight. McMahon immediately taps, but Hart keeps it locked in just for a bit.

Winner: Bret Hart

After the match, all the Harts get in the ring to celebrate with Bret, and Cole makes the stupid comment that 'Bret Hart spits in the face on Montreal' which was just worded TERRIBLY.

- We get an advertisement for WM27. Attendance is announced as 72,219 and pyro display from the top of the arena.

- The events leading to Edge vs. Jericho are shown.

World Heavyweight Championship Match
Chris Jericho (c) vs. Edge

The World Heavyweight Champion, Chris Jericho, is out to the ring first with an impressive pyro display. Edge is the next man to make his way out, to a huge pop from the crowd and an impressive pyro display of his own. This match is set to begin, and Canada is extremely proud right now.

Edge and Jericho lock up and start out with some chain wrestling. Jericho locks in a headlock, and when Edge fights out, he hits a shoulderblock. Jericho ducks a couple of clotheslines, but Edge comes back with a big flying lariat. Edge stomps on Jericho in the corner, but when the ref breaks it up, Jericho is able to mount a comeback, putting Edge in the corner and beating on him for a bit. Edge comes back with a back body drop, and he tries for a spear, but Jericho sees it coming and he rolls out to the floor. Edge follows, beats on Jericho for a bit and rolls him back into the ring. On his way back into the ring, Jericho catches Edge with a slap, and a baseball slide to send him to the floor.

Edge rolls back into the ring, and Jericho grabs right for Edge's legs, hitting a slingshot, slamming Edge's neck into the bottom rope. Jericho hits a back body drop, and he tries for a cover, but Edge kicks out at two. Jericho locks in a modified rear chin lock, and tells the referee to ask him, but Edge refuses to give up. Edge fights up to his feet, but Jericho slams him back down to the mat head first. Jericho kicks and slaps away at Edge's head.

Jericho sends Edge into the corner, but when he charges in, Edge moves and Jericho's shoulder connects with the ring post. Edge hits a big dropkick, and tries for a back body drop, but Jericho blocks it and hits a front suplex, sending Edge into the ropes. Jericho tries for a springboard dropkick, but Edge dodges it, and sends JEricho crashing into the announce table. Edge launches himself off the ring apron onto Jericho with a big diving clothesline. Edge rolls Jericho into the ring and he tries to go to the top, but Jericho catches him and the fight on the turnbuckle. Edge is able to come out on top when he hits a front suplex from the middle rope that's good for a two count.

Edge ducks a big boot from Jericho and slides to the outside where he sweeps Jericho's legs. Edge hits a crossbody from the top, but Jericho rolls through into a pin attempt for a two count. Jericho tries for the walls of Jericho, but Edge fights it off. Both men get a quick near fall, but a kick to the head from Jericho puts Edge down.

Jericho tries for the codebreaker, but Edge counters, catches Jericho and slamming him into the corner. Edge goes for the spear, but Jericho counters, jumping over and rolling Edge straight into the walls of Jericho!

Edge is able to counter the walls, rolling over and turning it into a near fall for a two count. Jericho fights out, goes for a lion sault, and lands on his feet when Edge moves, but Edge slams Jericho's head down to the canvas. Both men are up and Jericho hits a big enzugiri. Jericho goes for the cover but only gets two. Jericho hits a series of big right hands, but Edge retaliates with an Impaler DDT. Edge goes for the cover but Jericho kicks out.

Jericho takes control with a blow to the back of Edge's head. Jericho teases the spear, setting up for it. Edge is back on his feet, but when Jericho goes for the spear, Edge gets his foot up for a big boot. Edge psyches himself up, and gets the crowd going. Edge tries for the spear, but Jericho counters with the codebreaker.

Jericho crawls over and pins Edge, but it's only good for two, another pin, another two count. Jericho argues with the ref for a bit, but then turns back to Edge. Jericho kicks at the back of Edge's leg, before just stomping on the ankle. Edge avoids another kick and he gets back to his feet, but Jericho takes him right back down into the walls of Jericho.

Edge tries to crawl to the ropes, but Jericho pulls him right back into the middle of the ring and turns it into a single leg crab, focusing on Edge's injured leg. Edge is finally able to crawl to the ropes, and surprise Jericho with a roll up that's good for a two count. Edge clotheslines Jericho over the top rope and both men go out to the floor. Jericho is back to his feet first and he grabs his title. Edge slams Jericho's head into the ring apron, and Edge ends up accidentally elbowing the ref. Jericho hits Edge with the belt, and goes for the pin, but Edge kicks out!

Jericho measured Edge, then hit the Codebreaker for the pin at the sixteen minute mark.

Winner and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Chris Jericho

After the match, Jericho goes after Edge's leg again, but Edge fights him off and sends him into the announce table. Edge takes apart the Spanish announce table, of course, and sets Jericho on it. Edge climbs on the other announce table, and waits for Jericho to get to his feet, running from one table, to the other, and spearing Jericho off the table and through the ringside barricade!

Edge climbs back into the ring, and poses for the fans, to a bit of a mixed reaction. Edge makes his way to the back, and Jericho looks really out of it. His head really snapped back against that barricade.

26-man Pre-Show Battle Royal:

You already know the results of this match if you checked WA.Com, but if you didn't it was basically a 26 man battle royal which was won by Yoshi Tatsu. We get highlights, but nothing was especially notable.

10-Diva Tag Team Match
Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, Eve Torres, Gail Kim & Beth Phoenix vs. Michelle McCool, Layla, Maryse, Alicia Fox & Vickie Guerrero

Gail Kim and Vickie are going to be starting things out. Guerrero bumps Kim back, so Kim tags in Phoenix. Vickie finds herself in the corner, where she eats a couple of shoulders. Eve tags in and gives her a couple more shoulders. Kim tags in and James tags in, followed by Kelly, and they all pretty much do the same thing, beating on Vickie. Vickie is unfazed though, screaming at Kelly Kelly. A big slap and step up leg drop takes down Vickie, but McCool is in with a Styles Clash. Mickie comes in and hits her big DDT, layla comes in and hits a backbreaker, Kim comes in with a sole food. Everyone is coming in now. Phoenix hits a giant implant buster type move on Alicia, then turns her attention to Vickie.

Phoenix puts Guerrero in the tree of woe, but McCool comes in and clocks Phoenix out of nowhere. McCool sets it up, and talks Vickie into doing a frog splash on Kelly Kelly. Vickie does it, and connects, but has trouble pinning Kelly. She's finally able to do it, and she gets a pin, scoring the win for her team.

Winners: Vickie Guerrero, Alicia Fox, Michelle McCool, Layla and Maryse

- The events leading to Batista vs. John Cena are shown.

WWE Championship Match
Batista (c) vs. John Cena

Batista is the first man out to the ring, and he gets what sounds to be a bit of a mixed reaction from the crowd. Batista's entrance, of course, includes lots of pyro, and himself entering in a lone spotlight.

Cena continues his tradition of overly impressive WrestleMania entrances with another doozie, not quite as impressive as his bajillion look-a-likes entrance though. A group of soldiers, carrying rifles, go into a drill, spinning their rifles and doing all sorts of fancy stuff. The soldiers form themselves into an aisle, and spin their rifles as another walks through them. This happens a second, and third time. Cena's music hits, and the crowd goes nuts. Cena walks down the aisle, with the air force honor guard air team spinning their rifles as he walks past. Cena charges down to the ring and the crowd is still going wild.

Someone made an awesome 'South Park' referencing 'Batista likes fish sticks' poster. Batista and Cena lock up, and Batista turns it into a headlock. Cena sends Batista into the ropes, and Batista responds with a big shoulderblock. Cena is back up, and he takes Batista off his feet with a headlock takeover. Batista fights back up to his feet and pushes Cena into the corner, forcing the break. Batista goes right for a punch, but Cena ducks it and goes to work with a couple of blows to the body. Batista responds with a big blow to the back of Cena's head before picking him up and slamming him in the corner. Batista beats on Cena in the corner, slamming him with a big boot to the head.

Batista continues to work over Cena's neck, clubbing away across Cena's neck. Batista tries for a suplex, but Cena blocks it and comes back with a suplex of his own. Cena beats on Batista in the corner for a bit, and he hits a sort-of bull dog, but when he goes for the pin, he only gets two. Cena tries for the AA, but Batista fights it off, countering with a big DDT. Batista rolls right into the cover, but Cena kicks out at two.

Batista sits Cena up and hits a big kick to Cena's face, but it's only good for another near fall. Batista locks in a rear naked choke with a body scissors, trying to wear Cena down. Cena is able to fight up, with Batista on his back, and he forces Batista off his back, and tries to break Batista's grip. Cena fights out of it, but gets a knee to the back. Cena and Batista exchange right hands, with Batista getting the upper hand with a neckbreaker. Batista gets a near fall. There's a lot of boos for Cena surprisingly. Batista locks in a front chancery.

Cena is able to fight up to his feet, and suplexes Batista off of him to break the hold. Batista charges Cena in the corner, but gets a big boot instead. Cena hits a couple of big shoulder blocks, a side belly to back suplex, that gets a lot of heat, and he goes for the five knuckle shuffle, but he ends up eating a spinebuster from Batista instead.

Batista calls for the Batista bomb, but Cena surprises him with the STF. Batista is able to make it into the ropes to break the hold. Batista hits a big spear, and he goes for the cover, but Cena kicks out at two.

Batista puts Cena in the corner and buries his shoulder in Cena's midsection before placing him on the top rope. Batista goes for a superplex, but Cena fights it off, turning it into a test of strength. Cena hits a couple of head butts, and punches Batista, sending him crashing to the mat. Cena gets to his feet and jumps off, connecting with a top rope five knuckle shuffle. Cena goes for the AA, but Batista grabs the top rope. Cena pulls him back, but Batista counters into the Batista bomb. Cover, but Cena kicks out at two and Batista is shocked.

Batista is up on his feet, and he picks Cena up, trying for another bomb, but Cena counters into an AA. Batista counters, and Cena counters into the AA again. Cena connects with a big AA, launching Batista, but when he goes for the cover, Batista kicks out at two!

Cena climbs up to the top turnbuckle, and he jumps off, right into a big spinebuster from Batista. Batista picks him up and tries for the Batista bomb, but Cena rolls through and goes straight into the STF. Batista tries for the ropes, but he's eventually forced to tap. The crowd, who's been pretty hostile up to this point, cheers pretty loudly.

Winner and NEW WWE Champion: John Cena

After the match, Cena poses with the belt, with a big smile on his face. They show big shots of the crowd, and I'm always just so amazed at how huge the whole event always looks.

- The events leading to Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels are shown.

- The events leading to Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels are shown.

Streak vs. Career
No Disqualification or Count Out
Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels

Shawn Michaels is out to the ring first, and he looks pumped up, and extremely excited for someone who could be entering the ring for his last match... well, for the foreseeable future I guess.

The gong sounds, and the crowd goes wild. There's fire for the entrance, but so far it's away from the entranceway, thankfully. Taker is lifted up on a platform from the entrance ramp, with lighting from underneath. It's especially demonic. Taker walks to the ring to a load of cheers, and the fire hits when he's a good distance away.

Michaels does not look intimidated as Taker gets into the ring and disrobes. Taker and Micheals stare each other down.

Michaels drags his thumb across his throat and infuriates Taker. Taker charges Michaels, but Michaels dodges and catches Taker with a couple of chops. Taker comes right back, hanging Michaels up on the top turnbuckle, and splashing Micheals in the corner. Taker goes for old school, but Micheals fights it off. Taker goes up again and he's able to walk to ropes and connect this time. Taker goes right for the chokeslam, but Micheals fights out of it and kicks at Taker's knee. Taker fights back with a big right hand. Taker slams Michaels head into the turnbuckle, and he tries for a tombstone, but Michaels fights out and goes to work on Taker's arm.

Taker tries for a short arm clothesline, but Michaels ducks it, and counters with a not quite solid SCM. Taker is a bit startled. Michaels goes right back to work on Taker's knee, stomping away at it in the corner. Michaels hands Taker's leg up on the ropes and just goes to work. Taker fights him off and gets back to his feet, pounding on him in the corner, but HBK kicks right back at Taker's knee. Taker sends Michaels to the outside with a clothesline over the top ropes, and he teases a dive, but Michaels sees it coming and he comes back in with a shoulder to the knee.

Michaels tries for the figure four, but Taker fights it off and sends Michaels to the outside. Taker hits the crazy leg drop on the apron. Back in the ring, Michaels is right back up and he goes for the figure four, locking it in.

Michaels is wearing down the Undertaker, forcing him to put his shoulders to the mat every now and then. Taker reverses the pressure, rolling himself and HBK over and forcing Michaels to break the hold. Both men are back on their feet and they're trading chops and punches. Michaels kicks at Taker's knee, and goes to work with chops, but Taker responds with big right hands. Michaels ducks one and hits some more chops. Michaels hits a flying forearm to Taker, and he kips up, but he walks right into a chokeslam. Taker pins Michaels, but HBK kicks out at two.

Taker tries for a tombstone, but Michaels slithers out of it and locks in the ankle lock. Taker crawls toward the rope, but Michaels pulls him back into the ring and grapevines the leg to add more pressure. Taker again is worn down to where he's forced to put his shoulders on the mat and force a pinning predicament. Taker is able to use his free foot to kick at Michaels and break the hold.

Michaels clotheslines Taker over the top rope, and he hangs on, on the apron. Michaels hits an asai moonsault, but Taker catches him, and reverses it into a tombstone piledriver on the outside. A medic is down to check on Michaels, but Taker throws him away and tosses Michaels back in the ring for the pin. Michaels kicks out at two!

Taker kicks at Michaels and he goes for the Last Ride, kind of connecting, but Michaels gets the pin. Taker kicks out at two. Michaels climbs to the top rope, and he goes for his signature elbow drop, but Taker gets his knees up to block it.

Taker locks in Hell's gate out of nowhere, but Michaels counters into a pinning predicament, forcing Taker to break the hold. Taker hits Michaels with a big right, but Michaels responds with sweet chin music. Michaels goes for the pin, but Taker kicks out at two.

Michaels tunes up the band again in the corner, but another attempt is blocked by Taker, but buries his boot in Michaels stomach and connects with a proper Last Ride. Taker goes for the cover but Michaels kicks out!

Taker is back to his feet and he immediately tosses Michaels out to the floor. Taker begins taking apart the announce table, pulling out the monitors. Taker is pounding on his knee, trying to knock feeling back in. Taker sets Michaels up for the Last Ride, but Michaels gets out of it and hits SCM, sending Taker on top of the announce table. Michaels goes up to the top turnbuckle, and he launches himself off, with a big moonsault, crashing through Undertaker and the table!

Michaels crawls over toward Taker, and he rolls him back toward and into the ring. Both men get back up to their feet, and Michaels connects with sweet chin music. Michaels goes for the pin, but Taker kicks out at two!

Michaels goes for SCM again, but it's blocked and Taker hits a chokeslam instead. Taker picks Michaels up, and connects with a big tombstone. Taker pins Michaels, but Michaels kicks out at two!

Taker pulls down the straps, and he almost jerks his thumbs across his throat, but he decides against it. Michaels climbs up, and Taker tells him to stay down. Michaels crawl up, using Taker to support himself. Michaels drags his thumb across his own throat, and slaps Taker across the face. Taker gets angry, and immediately connects with a tombstone. Taker pins Michaels, and that's all she wrote.

Winner and 18-0, streak intact: The Undertaker

They air highlights of the match and pyro explodes with 18-0 on the TitanTron. 'Taker and Shawn hug after the match. 'Taker leaves and HBK celebrates to end the show. The fans give him a standing O. He soaks it w/ THANK YOU SHAWN chants after the match. He gets on his knees and bows to the crowd. Shawn holds back tears as he walks up the ramp. One last bow and we go off the air. That's a wrap!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New TNA Impact Timeslot?

Spike TV's website is listing the next live edition of Impact (April 5) from 8-10pm. No word on if this is a permanent deal, but if I were a betting man, I would guess it's a 'tester' of sorts to see how this rating compares to what they've been doing, then go from there. So, once again-the April 5 live edition of TNA Impact will be airing from 8-10pm.

Goldberg Watch...apparently?

Apparently there's a big buzz about Goldberg now, after what was seemingly just grumblings and typical run of the mill rumors about the former World Champ returning to wrestling. Now before anyone starts in, from the sounds of it anyways, he's not planning on actually wrestling (yeah yeah, we know how that goes), but IS currently in negotiations with WWE. Goldberg recently tweeted the following statement, "YES.. I am in negotiations with the WWE Looks like 'ole Hogan and TNA missed the boat. Shame for the fans they didn't even try. Anyone got any issues on the TNA side I suggest you bring it up with them. Truth is I never thought I'd even consider it........then came my son." Personally, when I'm reading this, I'm reading Goldberg wanting TNA to negotiate with him to try and get him on board, because as much as he's criticized them, I think maybe a part of him would like to be in TNA if the circumstances were right. At any rate, there is now officially a 'Goldberg Watch', to see what he will do. Stay tuned!

WWE TV Network?

Yep, it's true. WWE is planning the launch of a tv network within the next 18 months that would feature wrestling along with other non wrestling original programming. Names being thrown around are WWE Net, WWE 24/7/365,, The WWE Network, and WWE S&E (Sports and Entertainment). Personally I'd either go with WWE Net or The WWE Network-the others just sound goofy.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

TNA Impact Spoilers for Next Week

In a Dark Match:
Daniels defeated New Japan's Kazuchika Okada with the Best Moonsault Ever.

For Xplosion:
Angelina Love defeated Madison Rayne.

For iMPACT!:
Team 3D comes to the ring and get on the mic. They mention a poll on the TNA website to determine the most popular tag team and it was a tie between them and the Motor City Machine Guns. Team 3D challenged the Machine Guns for the title shot that the Machine Guns earned at Generation X and the Machine Guns accepted.

Motor City Machine Guns versus Team 3D goes to a No Contest. During the match, Chris Sabin accidentally knocked out referee Slick Johnson. Earl Hebner came out to replace Johnson and the match ended with a double pin. Devon had Sabin pinned while Shelley pinned Ray.

They show a video on the big screen of Hulk Hogan apologizing to Jeff Jarrett for what Eric Bischoff has done to him over the last few weeks. Hogan tells Jarrett to go out there and kick A.J. Styles' butt tonight.

Jay Lethal walks into the office and Hogan and Lethal have what is described as a pretty funny interaction. Lethal was doing his Black Machismo gimmick with Hogan.

They do the opening for Impact and The Band comes to the ring and they are joined by Bubba the Love Sponge. Bubba calls the fans 'marks' and 'sheep'. They say that Bubba fits with the Band because of what they do. Nash gets on the mic and he calls out Eric Young to apologize to him. Young comes to the ring and Nash says that what he did was not personal. Nash says that the six man tag match will not happen tonight. Nash offers Young a spot in The Band.

Young hits Nash, Hall, and Waltman and then he goes to choke Bubba but The Band attack Young and get the upper hand. Rob Van Dam and Jeff Hardy come to the ring and The Band leaves the ring.

Jeff Hardy announces to the crowd that the match will still happen and in honor of Lockdown, the match will take place inside a steel cage.

During this segment, Eric Young was getting a crowd reaction equal to Van Dam and Hardy.

Shannon Moore and Kazarian defeat TNA X Division Champion Doug Williams and Brian Kendrick when Moore pinned Kendrick after a leaping spinning neck breaker from the middle rope. After the match, Shannon Moore put make up on Kendrick.

D'Angelo Dinero comes out and he says that a moment that he has been waiting for his entire career was almost spoiled by A.J. Styles and Ric Flair. Despite their best efforts, he is alive and well. He says that Styles is a shadow in the streetlights and he is the godlight of TNA. Dinero tells Styles to get a spacesuit because at Lockdown he will take A.J. to the 'outer limits'. Dinero says that A.J. may be 'phenomenal' but he will never be the Pope. When the smoke clears, the Pope will have not only arrived but he will be pimpin.

Chelsea comes to the ring and Dinero asks how he can help her. Chelsea says that there is one thing that he can help her with and that is to help her become a ho. Desmond Wolfe gets to the ring through the crowd but Dinero throws Wolfe out of the ring. Dinero then makes out with Chelsea in the ring and sets her on the mat. Dinero leaves some money in her cleavage before leaving the ring.

Orlando Jordan was hanging above the ring and was then lowered to the mat covered in yellow tape. Jordan crawls up the ramp and goes towards the announce table where something was set up. The crowd was chanting 'that was creepy'.

Before anything could happen with Jordan, the thing set up for Orlando Jordan was taken down.

Jeremy Borash is in the back conducting an interview with Tara when Daffney attacked her. They brawl into the Impact Zone for their First Blood Match.

Tara defeats Daffney in a First Blood Match when Tara hit Daffney in the head with the tool box to cause Daffney to bleed. Daffney appeared to enjoy being busted open.

A.J. Styles defeats Jeff Jarrett with the Styles Clash. Ric Flair was ejected from ringside early in the match but he came back later in the match and distracted the referee. The referee was knocked out. Jarrett hit the Stroke from the second turnbuckle while the referee was out so there was no count. Eric Bischoff comes out with a guitar and he was going to hit Jarrett with it, but Jarrett stopped Bischoff. Styles hit Jarrett with a low blow and then got the win with the Styles Clash.

This was described as a good match.

Eric Bischoff is backstage with Jay Lethal and Lethal instructed Bischoff to come up with a main event-esque match. Bischoff has a match in mind and he tells Lethal to go to the ring.

Jay Lethal defeats Beer Money with a small package on Roode while Storm was not paying attention.

Desmond Wolfe defeats D'Angelo Dinero as a result of hitting Dinero with brass knuckles while Chelsea distracted the referee.

The cage is being set up for the main event.

Kurt Angle and Ken Anderson cut promos talking about their cage match at Lockdown. It was announced that there will be a ladder match between Anderson and Angle on next week's Impact.

Eric Young, Rob Van Dam, and Jeff Hardy defeat The Band in a Steel Cage Match when Eric Young pinned Sean Waltman after an elbow drop from the top of the cage. The finish of the match saw Hardy hit a Swanton followed by a Five Star Frog Splash from Van Dam and finished with the elbow drop from the top of the cage.

TNA Impact & RAW Ratings

Last night's edition of TNA iMPACT! scored a 0.86 (.9) cable rating, slightly up from last week's 0.84 rating. The show did 1.2 million viewers, an improvement over last week's 1.1 million viewers. The rating is up 2% from the previous week. The demos were all up as well: -- M18-49 did a 0.86, up +18% -- M18-34 did a 0.86, up +37% -- P18-49 did a 0.53, up +15%. Here's the quarter hour breakdowns. The show's first hour did 0.83, rising to 0.87 for the second hour. The opening segment with Bischoff and Jarrett was the second-lowest quarter hour of the show at 0.79. This picked up to 0.93 for Q3 with the announcement of Team Hogan vs. Team Flair for Lockdown. There was a big drop to 0.76 for the Tomko-Rob Terry match, the lowest quarter of the night, but by Q6 had peaked at 0.97 with the end of the Jarrett-Foley match, RVD and Jeff Hardy's promo, and Hogan and Bischoff backstage. After that high, the show went downhill, with 0.85 in Q8 and a 0.81 rating for the overrun.

Last night's edition of WWE Monday night RAW scored a 3.24 (3.2) cable rating, down from last week's 3.7 rating. WWE was down over 1 million viewers, down 20%.

Exerpts from Vince Russo's Book

The following is exerpts from Vince Russo's book 'Rope Opera: How WCW Killed Vince Russo'....

On The Sacrifices He Made: "I cry when I think of all the sacrifices the family have made for a business that will never give a damn about any of us. A business that will never know any of you personally, but wanted to take you all down at my expense. I apologize for the time I took from each of you, while handing it to a locker room full of ungrateful wrestlers who only cared about themselves — with the exception of few. I can't get that time back and I know that it was a mistake.

To Fans And Critics: "To those fans who supported me over the years: thank you. I'm just grateful that at least some of you 'got it'. To the critics: the negativity hurt . . . and it still does. If that was your intent, bravo. you win: I lose. I hope no other person has to endure the kind of criticism I've had to. What hurt the most of all is that those taking the cheap shot never knew me, never knew what I was about. At the end of the day, I was a man just trying to support his family. Nothing more, nothing less."

On Paul Heyman: "Oh, and one last thing, for the record: I called Paul E personally to ask him to join TNA. He declined."

Monday, March 22, 2010

WWE & TNA News Notes-Wrestlemania, HOF, etc.

Kofi Kingston was the final competitor added to the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania. We had been reporting this for weeks here on the website.

The tall guy who appeared at the end of RAW to break up the John Cena-Batista brawl was head of WWE talent relations, John Laurinaitis.

On RAW this week, it was announced that Bob Uecker would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. He will be inducted by NBC's Dick Ebersol. This year's class also includes…

* Ted DiBiase, to be inducted by Brett and Ted DiBiase Jr.
* Antonio Inok, to be inducted by Stan Hansen
* Wendi Richter, to be inducted by Roddy Piper
* Mad Dog Vachon, to be inducted by Pat Patterson
* Gorgeous George, to be inducted by Betty Wagner
* Stu Hart, to be inducted by The Hart Family

-- On the night after WrestleMania, Rob Corddry and Clark Duke from Hot Tub Time Machine will host RAW. Wow.

-- There were 13,376 fans in attendance at RAW in San Jose, Calif. That was a sellout.

-- The following matches were announced for next week's edition of TNA Impact...

* First Blood TNA Knockouts Title Match: Tara © vs. Daffney
* Eric Young, RVD and Jeff Hardy vs. Scott Hall, Sean Waltman and Kevin Nash

Former American Idol Winner Fantasia will be singing the national anthem for Wrestlemania


WWE RAW Results 3/22

-Live from the HP Pavillion in San Jose, CA

-Hosted by Michael Cole & Jerry "The King" Lawler

-Shawn Michaels is out for a promo to kick things off, and it should be noted we have white ring ropes tonight. Shawn says he's got a feeling, and it's the same feeling he had back in January of 1992 right before he threw Marty Janetty threw the barber shop window. The same feeling he had in March of 1996 when he beat Bret Hart for the WWE Championship, and it's the same feeling he had last week right before he superkicked Taker. It is the feeling that he can do absolutely anything, and by anything he means beating The Undertaker at Wrestlemania. He says he needs to hand it to the company, and it may be coincidence, but there is a new Shawn Michaels DVD out called "My Journey" right before he puts his career on the line. Shawn says we need to clear off more room on the DVD shelf because he's about ready to give us volume two. He says this isn't the end, but it's the beginning. He will no longer be known as the showstopper, icon, main event, HBK, and the co-founder of DX, and he may even cease to be known as Shawn Michaels. He will however be known forever as the man who ended The Undertaker's undefeated Wrestlemania streak. The lights go out and as you're expecting The Undertaker's dong to make an appearance instead we get a career retrospective of Shawn's career with an ominious message at the end from Taker saying Shawn's career will rest in peace. It ends with a graphic reading "Shawn Michaels Career 1985-2010." Shawn looks disgusted but slowly gets a smirk, and says he appreciates Taker's little attempt to intimidate him but if he wants to do it he should come out and do it to his face. Instead of Taker we get MLB on FOX music? Here comes Pete Rose, and he wants to be the first to wish to Shawn luck at Wrestlemania. It should be noted Pete sounds like he started hitting the scotch about 11 this morning. Pete wants Shawn to wrestle Undertaker's brother Kane, and the same stipulations will apply as at Wrestlemania. He wants Shawn to help him get revenge for all the things Kane has done to him over the years. Shawn says he'll get revenge for Pete, and revenge for himself. Cole thankfully explains that it is No DQ or Count Out and not Shawn's career as far as those stipulations go.

-We get a video package of the Batista/Cena match from Summerslam 2008, and we hype Batista and Cena's "Final Face Off" for later tonight.

The Miz (w. The Big Show) vs. John Morrison (w. R-Truth)
Show and Truth join Cole and Lawler on commentary for this one, as the former In-Crowd faces off. Morrison wrestles Miz to his back with a little amateur action early, and grabs a front facelock backing him into the corner. The ropes are now red again for what it's worth. They trade smacks in the middle, and Morrison boots Miz to the floor. Morrison goes outside with a spin kick from the apron, and delivers an Asai Moonsault sending us to break.

We return from break with Miz now in control having Morrison locked in a rear chinlock. Morrison tries to elbow free, but gets taken down to the mat by the hair. Morrison dodges a boot and rolls up Miz for two, but Miz answers with another boot to regain control. Miz goes back to the chinlock, but Morrison comes free with a series of right hands. Morrison pounds Miz in the corner, but runs into a back elbow. Miz charges into a flapjack from Morrison, who follows that up with a running knee for two. Morrison goes to the top rope, but gets crotched by Miz who heads up after him. Miz goes for a superplex, but Morrison blocks it and hammers away before delivering a sunset flip off the top rope. That sets up Morrison for Starship Pain which connects for the win at 8:30. After the match Show shoves down truth, but eats a baseball slide from Morrison. He goes after them but the faces bail for safety?
Winner: John Morrison (Pinfall-Starship Pain **1/2)

-Triple H is getting ready in the locker room when Randy Orton stops by, and he wants to know what makes Orton thinks he wants to talk to him. He says if he messes with him he'll drop him, and Orton says he'll keep that in mind but reminds Trips he still has to make it to Wrestlemania.

-More Cena/Batista hype this time with a recap of the events at Elimination Chamber

Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Kofi Kingston vs. Vladimir Kozlov
Jack Swagger joins us on commentary, and he openly admits he wants Kofi to win as he wants no part of Vladimir. Kozlov takes down Kofi who slides to the floor and drops Vlad on the top rope. Kofi comes back in and ducks a clothesline only to run into a battering ram headbutt. Kozlov delivers a belly to belly throw for two, and picks him up in a Canadian backbreaker submission. Kofi slides down the back and hits the ropes only to get caught by Vlad who delivers a fallaway slam. Vlad throws Kofi across the top rope and delivers a series of headbutts, but an attempted powerslam is countered into a DDT. Kofi connects with Trouble in Paradise out of nowhere to win at 2:20. Pretty much a nothing match as it appears they realized at the last minute "oh shit Kofi needs a match."
Winner: Kofi Kingston (Pinfall-Trouble in Paradise *)

-Legacy is out for a word before the handicap match. Rhodes says this Sunday at Wrestlemania it will Ted and himself in a triple threat match, and it will be every man for himself but he'll get back to that in a second. He says eighteen months of abuse Ted and himself are finally free. He says everyone thinks Orton took them under his wing, and made them superstars but when you look at what they accomplished they would have been superstars no matter what. He says the biggest misconception is that they needed Randy Orton, but the truth is Orton needed them. Dibiase says he doesn't care which one of them wins as long as Orton loses, and then his arrogance and ignorance will be exposed. Rhodes says people used to say Orton was the future of the WWE, but he has a shocking revelation. He's six years younger than Randy Orton, and three years younger than Ted. Dibaise says he knows they're not liked, and he doesn't blame us for that. Jealousy is just human nature, and its not our fault that they weren't born into a life of luxury like him and Cody. He says the point is the fans don't respect them, and neither does Orton but this time next week we will. Rhodes says that is because he is going to be the winner, and Dibiase shoots him a dirty look.

3 on 2 Handicap Match: Legacy & Sheamus vs. Triple H & Randy Orton
Trips starts things off with Cody after teasing a Sheamus showdown early. HHH hammers on Rhodes in the corner, and whips him in delivering a running clothesline. HHH tries for another corner charge, but runs into a boot and Dibiase tags in. HHH takes control and teases a tag with Orton, but his hesitation costs him and Dibiase gives him a right hand. HHH hits the ropes and delivers a facebuster, before knocking Sheamus from the apron with a right hand. Dibiase comes back with a standing dropkick, and Sheamus then pulls HHH to the floor and throws him into the barricade. Sheamus tags in legally, and he and HHH trade right hands before Sheamus gains control with a clothesline. Sheamus backs into the heel corner and tags in Dibiase who stomps HHH several times before making the tag to Rhodes. A series of quick tags and double teams in the heel corner result. Rhodes finally ends up in the middle with HHH, and they trade right hands with Cody delivering Goldust's signature right hand from his back. HHH comes back with a spinebuster, and makes the tag to Orton. Rhodes tags Sheamus who gets a powerslam from Orton. Orton takes out everyone on the hot tag as the crowd goes batshit for everything he does. Orton hits the inverted backbreaker on Sheamus, and calls for the RKO but sees Rhodes trying to sneak in. Orton goes for the hangman's DDT, but Sheamus recovers and delivers the pump kick for the win at 5:01. After the match Sheamus goes for the pump kick on HHH, but he ducks it and clotheslines Sheamus to the floor.
Winners: Legacy & Sheamus (Sheamus pins Orton-Pump Kick **1/2)

-More Cena/Batista hype as we go back to the night after Elimination Chamber when Dave got himself intentionally disqualified to set the match up, and followed up with a brutal beatdown of Cena.

-We get a recap of the Bret/Vince contract signing from last week, and Bret revealing that he was never injured. That leads to Bret coming out for a promo. Bret says when he came back to the WWE a couple months ago he never believed that he'd get another shot to go to Wrestlemania. Bret says it's the greatest show on earth, and it's a chance he's been waiting for a long time. Twelve years ago he left the WWE and it left a bad taste in his mouth, but now he can leave on a good note. He says he got just what he wanted, and that's a match with Vince McMahon. He says for years he heard Vince say "Bret screwed Bret" and he's so sick of hearing that, but starting next week all you're going to hear is "Bret beat Vince." Last week Vince referred to his family as a bunch of dysfunctional derelicts, but he says next week there will be more dysfunctional Hart's in Phoenix than you can shake a stick at. He warns Vince that with all the Harts roaming around he better lay low, because he'd hate to see what his sisters would do to him if they got their hands on him. He says Vince has run half his family out of the WWE, but the Harts will be at Wrestlemania in full force. He says Shawn said good things will happen if Bret returned to WWE, and next week good things will happen when he gets his hands around Vince's neck. He's going to give the fans what they've been waiting for. He says Wrestlemania has always been special for him, and thinks back to his matches with Austin, Shawn, Piper, Owen, and Yokozuna. He wants to make one promise to his fans, and that's that at Wrestlemania 26 it will be the best there Is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be. Vince comes out and says this Sunday one way or another he's screwed.

-Shawn is heading to the ring, and Pete Rose pops out to wish him luck.

No Disqualifation or Count Out Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Kane
Shawn ducks a right hand and delivers a series of chops, but hits the ropes running into a big boot from Kane. Kane fires Shawn to the corner and hammers him down before delivering a snap mare. Kane delivers a low dropkick to the face for two, and follows up with a vertical suplex for another near fall. Kane grabs a rear chinlock, and follows up with a corner clothesline. Shawn comes back with a series of chops in the corner, but an Irish Whip attempt is reversed by Kane who hits a side slam for two. Kane dives off the top rope with a clothesline, but Shawn ducks and locks in a crossface. Kane is able to reach the ropes to break the hold, and then goes for a chokeslam. Shawn elbows out, and locks in an ankle lock! Kane is again able to reach the ropes to break, so Shawn hits an inverted atomic drop and another pair of chops. Shawn delivers a flying forearm off the ropes, and nips up before heading to the top for the vintage Shawn elbow drop. Shawn tunes up the band, but the lights go out and we have an appearance from Undertaker's Dong! When the lights come back on Taker is in the ring and Kane is nowhere to be found. Taker delivers a chokeslam, and again the lights go out. When they come back now Kane is in the ring and he covers but gets only two. Kane sets up for the chokeslam, but Shawn slides down the back and hits Sweet Chin Music to finish at 5:27. LOVED how this match sets up the encounter on Sunday. Shawn trying new submission moves which teases what we might see, and then the neat finish. Good stuff all around. Can't wait for this match.
Winner: Shawn Michaels (Pinfall-Sweet Chin Music ***)

-Another Cena/Batista recap package. This time the events of two weeks ago and the McMahon/Cena match.

-Bob Uecker is the final inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame. Inducting Bob will be the chairman of NBC sports Dick Ebersol.

-Christian has a word with Pete Rose, who brags about having three more World Series rings than the San Francisco Giants. When returning to his locker room Kane is waiting for him.

Eve Torres, Gail Kim, & Beth Phoenix (w. Kelly Kelly & Mickie James) vs. Layla, Michelle McCool, & Maryse (w. Alicia Fox & Vickie Guerrero)
McCool starts things off with Gail who hits a hurracanrana off the bat. Gail delivers a shoulderblock in the corner, and a running clothesline for two. Gail goes for Eat Defeat, but Layla offers a distraction. Gail goes for the jackknife cover, but McCool counters into the Faith Breaker for the pin at 0:57. Thankfully it was short, but what exactly was the point of doing a six person tag?
Winners: Layla, Michelle McCool, & Maryse (McCool pins Layla-Faith Breaker DUD)

-A final Cena/Batista hype package is shown this time the events of last week. Dave is walking to the ring with security as we head to break.

-Batista is out for his showdown with Batista, and channels his inner Razor Ramon mocking the fans for booing him and telling them to "say hello to the bad guy." He says we're going to have to get used to him being the WWE Champion, and John Cena is going to lose at Wrestlemania. Batista says John Cena can't beat him, he's never beat him, and he can't beat him. He says he'll say it again and again until we get it through our thick heads. When him and Cena are in the same ring bad things happen to him. That won't change on Sunday, as it will be the same old story. He says he gets it. We all love John Cena, because he comes out here and runs his mouth and gives us lip service. This is followed by a hilarious Cena impression, and says we hate him because he speaks the truth and tells it like it is. He says we mean nothing to him, as he's here to win titles and make money. When he looks at us he doesn't see fans, or even people, but he sees money. He says with some of them he sees a lot of dollar signs as there are a lot of fat people in the audience and he knows we paid for two seats. He says we hate him for his honesty, but we all pay to see him. He thanks us for our money, and says we pay to see him because he's special and they pay to see greatness. Something the fans will never be. Batista says Cena will disappoint us on Sunday at Wrestlemania again, and that's all he's going to say. He's done talking. He knows we want John Cena to come out here and run his mouth giving us a bunch of false hope. That brings out Cena who says he's already disappointed these people, and let them down. He says that was the second Batista became WWE Champion. A small group of tools in the crowd starts up with a "You Can't Wrestle" chant which really kind of kills the promo. Cena says he's lost confidence in himself, and the people have lost confidence in him. He says every week Batista comes out and tells the people how pathetic they are, and how fabulous he is. He says every week he's tried to stop him, and every week he's failed. He says he didn't see it coming, and now he doesn't know if he can stop it. He says he's been in a lot of bad spots in his career, but he's always given people a chance to believe. Cena says no matter what the situation he always believed himself that he was in the fight. He says after all that has happened he doesn't know if all the fight in the world is going to give him a chance. Batista says Cena is already beaten, and that proves he's just like the fans. A common loser. Cena says after all the crap that comes out of his mouth that's the first thing that made any sense. Batista says that he's a loser, but Cena says its that he's like the people. He asks if he knows how foolish he looks and sounds, and asks who he thinks he is. He says he was paid a lot of money to take people out, but Cena is proof positive he's not very good at his job. Batista takes exception, but Cena says if he was good at his job Batista wouldn't be surrounded by security and Cena wouldn't be standing there. Cena says he was shook, but now that he looks in Dave's eyes he doesn't see The Animal he just sees Dave Batista. Dave Batista can be beat, and Dave Batista will be beat. Sunday at Wrestlemania Cena is taking back the WWE Championship, and if Batista isn't going to make a move he's done talking. Cena turns his back, but Dave screams at him and goes through security. Cena gets a right hand the brawl is on. Security keeps them apart, and Dave heads to the back. Cena stares down Batista from the ring as we head out for the night.


TNA Impact Results 3/22

We see a shot of someone playing a guitar. It's Eric Bischoff! I know nothing about guitars but it sounds pretty good.

It goes about thirty seconds too long but Easy E finally stops. He says he put the piece together in 1992. It's called "What you didn't know about me." He talks about stuff we didn't know about him. He calls himself a classically trained musician. And that's why he has a problem with Jeff Jarrett.

He's mad because Double J uses the guitar as a silly prop. He then wonders if Jarrett even knows how to play the guitar. He calls Jarrett out and asks him to play us a tune.

Jarrett comes out (sans guitar). Bischoff again asks Jarrett to play a tune. Double J is unimpressed. Bischoff asks the fans if they want to hear Jarrett play the guitar (they do) but Jarrett resists the challenge. Eric Bischoff says he knew deep down Jarrett was too afraid to play the guitar. He then asks Jarrett to sing us a song.

Jarrett finally talks. He tells Bischoff he can't humilate him. Bischoff then berates Double J for "not having the stones" to attack him. He DARES Jarrett to take a swipe at him. Jarrett steals Bischoff's guitar and teases a shot. Fans want it, Bischoff asks for it but nothing happens. Fans boo. Jarrett decides to up and walk out of the ring. Bischoff talks some trash about Jarrett not having the guts to do what he has to do. That is why Bischoff is running the company now.

Jarrett comes back in while Bischoff has his back turned and KILLS Eric Bischoff with the guitar!

• We see Mick Foley clapping backstage. He and Jarrett share a hug. Double J asks Mick if he has any idea how good that felt and Foley says he does. We see a camera shot of Bischoff still motionless in the center of the ring and that takes us to our first commercial break of the evening.

• We're back live with another replay of Jarrett's guitar shot on Eric Bischoff. Announcers are playing this off as a huge thing.

• Camera pans back into the ring where we see Eric Bischoff finally getting up. Earl Hebner is in the ring with him for those who have him on their fantasy team. Bischoff grabs a mic and says Jarrett crossed the line. He says Foley has done the same. He says he could fire both of them but he wants to make it fun for him. He makes a match between Foley and Jarrett for tonight. Bischoff doesn't care who wins but the loser is fired from TNA and the winner becomes his bitch.

• Camera goes backstage to Jarrett and Foley. Jarrett screams "IT'S MY FAULT." Foley says it's his fault too. He says neither of them are going to win.

• The Beautiful People are out for the Eight Knockout Tag Team bout. Daffney is out to complete the heel team. We get highlights of Daffney's match with Tara during her entrance. Daffney still has that spider she stole last night.

Tara comes out without her entrance to confront Daffney. Daffney threatens to stomp on the spider but that lets the heels jump Tara. Taylor Wilde, Sarita and Angelina Love run in to make the save sending us to a commercial break.

Match One
Tara, Sarita, Taylor Wilde and Angelina Love v. The Beautiful People and Daffney

Angelina Love diving into Madison Rayne welcomes us ack to the show. Love wrenches Rayne's arm and tags in Taylor Wilde. She comes in with an ax hammer form the top rope. Atomic drop from Wilde. Rayne gets tagged in only to get hit with a Wilde neckbreaker. Taylor Wilde tags in Sarita but Sky gets the momentum. She tags in Von Erich who comes in with some punches. Sarita whips Von Erich into the corner and eventually takes her down with a dropkick. Madison Rayne tagged in. Sarita takes care of her in the face corner and tags in Tara who comes in with a slingshot legdrop. Pinfall gets two.

Tara gets caught up in the heel corner. Faces try to help but that just distracts the refs. Heels triple team Tara allowing Rayne to cover. Two count. Daffney comes in on a tag and taunts Tara with the spider. Tara applies her arm around Daffney's neck but Velvet Sky tags herself in. She attacks but Tara stops her. Rayne and Sky hold down Tara but Love, Taylor Wilde and Sarita even things out. Flatliner from Angelina Love to Daffney. Love taunts Von Erich but that lets Velvet Sky attack her with a reverse DDT. Pose form Love. Northern Lights Suplex from Wilde to Sky. Pin broken up by Rayne.

Sarita comes in with a powerbomb to Rayne. Von Erich comes in with what looks like a choke slam to Rayne. Tara comes in and delivers the Widow's Peak. I have no clue who is legal but it isn't Von Erich since Tara doesn't go for the cover. Daffney comes in and does what looks like a variated spinning neckbreaker for the win.

WINNER: The Beautiful People and Daffney
Sold, opening bout. Can't say anything bad about it other than a few sloppy moments.

• Daffney taunts Tara with the spider after the match.

• We see Ric Flair in a weelchair and AJ Styles with a cast in the parking lot of the Impact Zone.

• Graphic for Foley-Jarrett and a Major LockDown announcement from the Hulkster...which is next!

• We get one of those crazy mid-commercial segments with the Champ and Flair making their way backstage. Tazz reminds us that Hulk Hogan is up next.

• Video package with all of Destination X's highlights...and that crappy finish from the main event.

• THE HULKSTER IS IN THE IMPACT ZONE~! He's out with Abyss, instantly making me care less about the segment but no one cares about that. They make a slow walk down the ramp as Taz goes over the power of the ring.

Hogan and Abyss finally get in the ring. Hogan says it got real personal between Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan. Eric was right about Flair knowing what button's to push to make Hogan angry. IT ALL STOPS HERE. Hogan vows to the TNA fans and Dixie Carter that he's going to get the company back on track. It's going to go back to only business.

AT LOCKDOWN~! He makes Abyss the captain of Team Hogan. They're going to go head to head with Team Flair. Hogan says it'll be Flair's last hurrah and he gives Abyss the mic.

He says he hopes Styles and Flair stayed at the hotel and crashed because it's a lot healthier than coming to the Impact Zone and crashing all around their. Thanks to the ring, Abyss now has a feeling of power that he has never felt. He felt it, brother, when he slammed AJ Styles through the ring. It was then that he realized that he wasn't just Abyss, he was the 300-something pound monster Abyss. Abyss says he didn't win the title but he won respect. It IS a new day and Abyss is going to take care of business for Hogan.

Flair and Styles are out and angry. He says St. Louis is in the heart of Flair Country and he is a cage match specialist. Does that mean he's wrestling? He says Abyss didn't kill him because he isn't mortal. He's a WRESTLING GAWD.

Styles finally decides to talk. He says he had Abyss beat but Abyss had to try and kill him. He pretends to be hurt. Flair gets back on the mic and says to assure victory for Team Flair, he makes Sting the team captain. Stinger's music plays and the camera looks for him.

Lights turn back in with Sting and Styles in the ring. Styles hits Abyss with his crutches and Sting just watches. Styles corners Hogan and we notice that Hogan is magically handcuffed. Styles beats Abyss up as Sting looks on in approval.

THE POPE runs down to the ring and he brawls with AJ Styles. Elbows everywhere from the Pope. Abyss throws in a Big Boot and D'Angelo Dinero strikes with the Dinero Express to take AJ out. Pope uncuffs Hogan and the three faces pose in the center of the ring.

Flair tries to wheel himself out of harm's way. Hogan catches up to him and rolls him into an Abyss clothesline. Pope stuffs money down Flair's throat to end the segment.

• Jeff Hardy and Rob Van Dam are finally entering the arena..50 minutes into the show. Shannon Moore is with them too, for those of you that like him.

• TOMKO is in the ring for a Global Championship bout. Who did he beat to earn this?

Match Two
Rob Terry (C) v. Tomko
Global Championship Match

Big Rob shrugs off a Tomko shoulderblock. Clothesline to Tomko. Terry throws Tomko into the corner and clotheslines him. We learn Beer Money are the refs for the main event tonight. Tomko elbows a charging Terry but Terry picks him up for a slam. Rob delivers a spinning kick and poses for the crowd. David Otunga spinebuster ends the match.

WINNER: Rob Terry
Another Rob Terry squash match. Nothing new here. Not that that's a bad thing. At least they're trying to build someone new.

• Video of Foley shaving Bischoff and Jarrett nailing Bisch with the guitar.

• Mick Foley walks backstage. We then see Jeff Jarrett walking. We get a graphic that lets us know the Jarrett-Foley match is next!

• We get a video package putting over the Jarrett-Foley-Bischoff dilemma after a commercial break.

• Jeremy Borash is with Mick Foley and Jeff Jarrett. He emphasizes the stipulation which makes this match feel special. Foley says he's teased leaving TNA but if he does, he's going to do it on his own, not by Bischoff's doing. Forcing Bischoff out of TNA has kept Mick going. Jeff says they're both men with pride but part of that pride is TNA pride. They both deserve to stay in the company. Foley says he doesn't want to be the guy that forced the founder of TNA out of the company but they owe it to the fans to try their best to win. Jarrett says he was on the outs but Foley put the passion back into him. He owes it to the fans, his family and to Mick to put on a show tonight. Good stuff.

Beer Money Inc are out to ref the match. Mick Foley makes his arrival after and Jeff Jarrett is out to round out the participants for the next bout. Still without music or pyro.

Match Three
Mick Foley v. Jeff Jarrett
Loser Leaves TNA
No Disqualification
Beer Money Inc. Special Guest Referees

James Storm rings the bell to start the match. Foley and Jarrett share a handshake to get us going. They grapple in the center. They break it off. Another grapple. Foley takes Jeff into the corner but Jarrett escapes. Foley takes him into another corner prompting James Storm to start a five count. Foley breaks the hold. Dueling chants from the fans. We get another grapple. Headlock by Foley. Jarrett sends Foley into the ropes but Foley replies with a shoulderblock. Cover gets two.

Jarrett and Foley circle the ring. Jarrett applies a headlock. Foley shoots him into the ropes and takes him down with an elbow. Two count. Kick by Jarrett. He whips Foley but Foley reverse. Sunset flip by Jarrett. Two count. Backslide from the Mickster gets another two count. Right hand by Foley to Jarrett. Another shot to the head. Foley tries to choke Jarrett with the ropes but Storm breaks it up. Jarrett tries to stand but Foley clubs him in the back. He tries a double-armed DDT but Jarrett reverses into a Stroke attempt. Foley sends Jarrett into the ropes and Roode holds him down. Jarrett stares Roode down allowing Foley to hit Jarrett in the back. Foley boots Jarrett to the outside. He joins Jarrett on the outside and punches Jarrett in the face. He slams Jarrett's face into the guardrail. Eric Bischoff is out to the broadcast table and we get a commercial break.

We are back with Foley and Jarrett battling on the stage. They trade punches to the head. Jarrett shoves Foley to the ground. Foley gets to his feet and Jarrett suplexes him on the entrance ramp. Roode asks if Foley wants to give up. Back inside the ring, Jarrett attacks Foley in the corner. Foley falls and Jarrett covers. Two count.

Foley uses the ropes to get up but Jarrett takes him back down with a punch. He covers and gets another two count. More punches from Jarrett, he covers (using the ropes) and gets two from Robert Roode. Strikes to the face in the corner from Jarrett to Foley. DDT by Jarrett. He covers in the middle of the ring and Foley kicks out at two.

Jarrett grabs a steel chair but Foley kicks him in the groin. Foley connects with the double-armed DDT and covers. It gets a two count when Jarrett puts his foot on the rope. Foley brings out Mr. Socko. He applies the Mandible Claw. Foley takes Jarrett to the ground, keeping the claw locked on with a grapevine hold added in. Jarrett elbows Foley off and Foley grabs the chair. He charges Jarrett but Jarrett kicks Foley. Stroke into the chair. He covers and it gets a three count!

WINNER: Jeff Jarrett
Pretty good match. It was about what you would expect from these guys at their old age.

• Eric Bischoff is pleased with the results. Jarrett is visibly upset. Foley hugs Jeff Jarrett and says it's okay. He raises Jarrett's hand. Jeff returns the favor and everyone cheers. FAKE TEARS from Easy E as we see Foley walk down the entrance ramp. Eric Bischoff wishes him the best in his future endeavors.

Bischoff says he isn't done. He says Beer Money is just warming up and tells them to give Double J a taste of their medicine. Storm and Jarrett prop the chair in the corner and send Jarrett's head into it.

Jeff Hardy and Rob Van Dam are out, making Eric Bischoff angry. They run Beer Money off. RVD asks for a microphone as Eric Bischoff asks for a format. RVD introduces himself and Jeff Hardy and says he's there just for fun. He says it would be a blast if they beat up Beer Money tonight. Robert Roode accepts the challenge and RVD poses. Bischoff wants to know who authorized the match.

• We return from a commercial break with a reminder of what went down in the Foley-Jarrett match.

We see Foley walking out shaking hands with a bunch of faces. Security follows him. BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE asks Foley about his last match. Foley says now is not the time. Bubba asks Foley to not let the door hit him on his way out so Foley nails Bubba in the head.

• Bischoff walks into Hogan's office and boasts about the night we've had. Hogan seems depressed about Foley leaving and asks why Bischoff pushed him to the edge. Hogan tells Bischoff to be business-like with Jeff Jarrett because Jarrett is "over with the fans." Bischoff says he gets it and leaves.

• Christy Hemme is with Robert Roode and James Storm. He says they've had a lot going on but they like being busy. They've had a lot of time off but that gave them time to reflect on what was most important to him and James. To put Beer Money first. James Storm says they don't care about the stupid fans and are the greatest tag team in the world.

• Matt Morgan versus Hernandez is up next after a commercial break.

• Matt Morgan versus Hernandez is up next after a commercial break.

• Jeremy Borash interviews Rob Van Dam and Jeff Hardy. Hardy applies facepaint during. Borash says they've had great careers but they're taking on a career tag team. Hardy says he knew something was going to happen when they saved Jeff Jarrett. Rob Van Dam says he's going to show everyone in the "TNA Universe" why they are special. Tonight they'll start off with Beer Money.

• Video package highlighting the Matt Morgan-Hernandez feud.

• That leads us to Matt Morgan's entrance. Hernandez attacks him from behind. He looks mad. Hernandez beats Morgan on the ramp and sends him into the ring to start the match.

Match Four
Hernandez v. Matt Morgan

Hernandez forces Morgan to the outside. He attacks Morgan on the ground and slams his face against the apron. Hernandez then slams Morgan's head on the steel steps. Hernandez lifts Morgan and sends his back into the apron. After some punches, he rolls Morgan inside. Morgan begs for mercy and tries to call timeout. Hernandez boots him in the chest. He takes off his shirt and chokes Morgan. He then tosses Morgan to the other side of the ring. He repeats the attack. Stinger Splash from Hernandez to Matt Morgan. He lifts Morgan and sends him to the mat. Super Mex lifts Morgan and whips him into the corner. He charges but Morgan throws him to the outside. Hernandez pulls Morgan outside. He tries to throw a punch but Morgan avoids and Hernandez's hand clashes with the steel ring post. Matt Morgan delivers a KILLER boot to Hernandez's head against the steel post. He goes back inside and tells the ref to check him. Ref throws up an X ending the match.

WINNER: Matt Morgan...?
Hernandez squash for the most part. I loved the Carbon Footprint into the ring post. It looked ugly

• Medical staff look at Hernandez. The announcers put on their serious voice and discuss what Matt Morgan just did. Homicide is even out to make this seem more serious.

• We return with a replay of the Carbon Footprint into the steel ring post. We see the EMTs put Hernandez into an ambulance. Various faces (and Shannon Moore) watch Hernandez go away. Taz and Tenay still have their serious voices on.

• Recap of THE BAND'S victory last night. I didn't watch because I hate seeing Scott Hall looking old and fat, but he looked pretty good.

• James Storm and Robert Roode are out to start the main event. RVD and Jeff Hardy make their entrances (separately) and I wonder which theme song is worse. Both are pretty awful. Tenay lets us know we are going to stay with the match until it's conclusion.

Match Five
Jeff Hardy and Rob Van Dam v. Beer Money Inc

Jeff Hardy and James Storm start the match. Storm attacks with several blows to the head. He whips Hardy but Hardy slides out of the ring and slams Roode to the floor. He gets back in and shoulderblocks James Storm. Hardy elevates James Storm onto Robert Roode on the outside. Jeff Hardy sets up a ladder between the guardrail and the ring and we get an awful placed commercial break.

We get a commercal cut in seeing RVD delivering a legdrop to Robert Roode on the apron.

We're back. Rob Van Dam poses but that lets Robert Roode whip him into a corner. Roode charges but Van Dam puts up an elbow. Moonsault crossbody from RVD to Roode. James Storm gets tagged in quickly and pokes RVD in the eye. Storms runs off the ropes but Rob Van Dam kicks him. Van Dam tags in Jeff Hardy who comes in with punches. Inverted Atomic Drop by Hardy is followed up with a legdrop. Front Suplex delivered by Hardy. He makes the cover but Bobby Roode breaks it up.

Hardy tries an attack in the corner but Roode pushes him off the turnbuckle as we learn Tara and Daffney have a first blood match next week. Roode gets tagged in and attacks the face of Jeff Hardy. Neckbreaker by Roode. He covers and gets a two count. Storm tagged in. They double team Jeff Hardy prompting Taz to say VINTAGE BEER MONEY. Chinlock applied by James Storm to Jeff Hardy. Hardy gets to his feet and tries to elbow his way out. Storms sends Hardy to the mat and tags in Robert Roode. He taunts RVD. RVD tries to come in but that distracts the ref and allows Roode to choke Hardy. Chinlock applied by Roode. Hardy gets to his feet and delivers a jawbreaker to Roode. Hardy runs off the ropes but Roode catches him with a spinebuster. Cover gets a two count.

James Storm tagged in. He taunts Rob Van Dam by attacking Jeff Hardy. Sleeper hold applied by Storm. Hardy gets to his feet and elbows Storm off. He runs off the ropes and we get a double crossbody spot. Both men down. Hardy tags in RVD. Ref didn't see it. Storm and Roode attack Jeff Hardy. Roode (who made a tag sound with his hands to enter the match) tags in Storm and holds down Hardy. Storm punches Hardy in the stomach. Storm tries the Eye of the Storm but Hardy lands on his feet. Whisper in the Wind delivered! Both men down.

Tag made to Roode and Van Dam. RVD comes in with a series of clotheslines. Super Kick by RVD. He punches Storm and then attacks Roode with a spinning kick in the corner. Monkey flip by Van Dam to Roode. RVD climbs the turnbuckle and comes down with a huge kick. RVD makes the cover but Storm breaks it up at two. Storm tries to attack RVD in the corner but RVD stuns him with a kick. Front slam from Van Dam to Storm is followed up with a split-legged moonsault. He covers but Storm isnt the legal man. Jeff Hardy tries to get involved but Storm kicks him. Double suplex from Beer Money to Jeff Hardy. Roode catapults RVD into a James Storm DDT. He covers and gets a two count.

Roode turns his attention to Jeff Hardy. Hardy reverses an attack and lands the Twist of Fate. He motions for the swanton but Storm sends him to the outside. Hardy sends the ladder into Storm knocking him out. Rolling thunder from RVD to Robert Roode. Swanton Bomb by Jeff Hardy. Five Star Frog Splash by Rob Van Dam. He covers to end the match.

WINNER: Jeff Hardy and Rob Van Dam
Good match to end the show. Both teams looked good and there really wasn't a sloppy moment from any individual.

• Jeff Hardy and RVD celebrate. Eric Young jumps the guardrail and says he just talked to Hulk and TNA management. He says there is a six-man tag for next week. Kevin Nash, Sean Waltman and Scott Hall versus Eric Young, Rob Van Dam and Jeff Hardy. The three men pose in the middle of the ring to end the program.


Smackdown Spoilers

* The show opens with the 10-man Money in the Bank ladder match tag team match. The teams were Drew McIntyre, Matt Hardy, Shelton Benjamin, Kane & Dolph Ziggler vs. Evan Bounre, Kofi Kingston, MVP, Jack Swagger & Christian. McIntyre got the pin on Christian to win the match for their team when Christian wasn't looking as McIntyre tagged himself in for Dolph Ziggler. After the match, McIntyre got the ladder to climb to the briefcase. The other men came back in the ring and knocked him off.

* Up next is Beth Phoenix vs. Vickie Guerrero. But Vickie changed it to a 5-on-1 handicap match. It's Michelle McCool, Layla, Alicia Fox, Maryse joining Vickie to face Beth. Beth and Layla face off as Beth picks up Layla and hit McCool with her then went for the other four Divas. Layla held Beth's feet and McCool kicked her out so Vickie came in and got the pin. After the match, Vickie got on the second rope. Vickie pretended to laugh it off and tried to leave. Beth grabbed her and pulled her back and ripped off her pants. Vickie tried to cover herself and eventually left.

* Chris Jericho came out for a promo. He says Edge has all the qualities to beat him except for his DNA. Edge comes out and attacks him but Jericho rolls out before Edge can hit the Spear. Edge picks up the World Heavyweight Championship and looks at Jericho who is standing at the top of the ramp.

* R-Truth vs. Big Show is next. John Morrison comes out first to introduce R-Truth. R-Truth says that was the best introduction he's ever had so he introduces Morrison. They make fun of Unified WWE Tag Team Champion ShowMiz and why they want to tag with one another. The Miz tried to interfere but Morrison threw him into the steel ring steps. He went to help R-Truth and they turned Big Show's chokeslam into a DDT. The referee called for the bell as they continued to beat on Big Show. The Miz tried to help again but was knocked out and hit with Starship Pain by Morrison.

* NOTE:They will also be doing live cut-ins to the Axxess festivities.

WWE Superstars Spoilers

* Rey Mysterio b. Tyson Kidd. There was a bit of interference from The Hart Foundation but Mysterio still hit 619 and got the cover for the pinfall.

* JTG w/Shad vs. CM Punk w/Serena & Luke Gallows. CM Punk pins him clean.

WWE NXT Spoilers

* Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel defeated Wade Barrett & Skip Sheffield. Christian and William Regal were at ringside.

* David Otunga & Darren Young defeated Daniel Bryan & Michael Tarver. The Straight Edge Society and Carlito were at ringside.

* They may insert backstage segments later on but they did not air live.

TNA Impact Preview for Tonight

Tonight, TNA Wrestling returns to SpikeTV at 9/8c for two hours of Total Nonstop Action, featuring the aftermath of Sunday's "Destination X" Pay-Per-View event!

- Hulk Hogan will have a major announcement regarding the upcoming April 18 "Lockdown" Pay-Per-View event from St. Louis, Missouri!

- Plus, after what happened at Destination X, Hernandez will take on "The Blueprint" Matt Morgan in a one-on-one battle between the TNA World Tag Team Champions! Is it the end of their alliance? If so, what will happen with the Tag Team Championship? Tune in and find out!

- Knockouts Champion Tara teams with Sarita, Taylor Wilde and Angelina Love to take on all three members of The Beautiful People and Daffney in a huge Knockouts tag team bout

- In addition, all of your favorite TNA Superstars will be in attendance, including still-TNA World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles, Abyss, Kurt Angle, Ric Flair, The Pope, Mr. Anderson, Beer Money, the high-flying X Division daredevils and many more!

- Plus, news on April's "Lockdown" Pay-Per-View coming to St. Louis

Sunday, March 21, 2010

TNA Destination X PPV Results

Event: TNA Destination X Pay-Per-View
Airdate: Sunday, March 20th, 2010 (Pay-Per-View)
Location: Universal Studios Soundstage 21 in Orlando, FL
Results by

TNA Destination X Opener:

We get the usual video package to open the show. This video package is odd though, in that it is still very Hogan-centric, and the X Division stars aren't featured right off the bat, which is especially odd when you consider this PPV is built around the X Division. Eventually, they bring the X Division into it, hyping the return of the Ultimate X match, and the Ladder match for the #1 Contendership for the TNA X Division Championship. The TNA Championship match between Abyss and AJ is also hyped, but almost like an afterthought.

- The pyro hits, and Teney and Taz welcome us to the show, immediately hyping the X Division and the TNA Championship match. Bryan Kendrick's music hits, and it looks like the ladder match will kick things off.

Ladder Match
#1 Contendership of the TNA X Division Championship
Kazarian vs. Daniels vs. Brian Kendrick vs. Amazing Red

Things start off right away with Daniels jumping Kaz, but falling victim to a double team from Red and Kaz. Red hits a baseball slide on Kendrick to the outside, and Kaz sends Daniels over the ropes with a clothesline. Red is back in the ring, and he jumps outside with a corkscrew plancha to take out Daniels and Kaz. Kendrick runs and grabs a ladder, bringing it into the ring under the contract, but Kaz breaks it up. Daniels tries for the contract, but Red brings him down and goes for it himself. Daniels brings Red down, only to end up being beaton on, and having the ladder dropkicked in his face by Red. Red and Kendrick both try to go for the contract at the same time, but both men end up falling off the ladder and into the corner, where Kendrick hits a stiff kick to Red's face.

Kendrick brings Kaz into the ring with a slingshot that puts him right on the ladder. Kendrick turns his attention to Daniels, but he walks into an STO from Daniels. Daniels puts the ladder around his neck and he twirls, taking out everyone in his path. Daniels is sent to the outside and Kendrick and Red square off for a bit, with Kendrick sending Red to the outside. Kendrick props a ladder up between the ring apron and the barricade, but it backfires when Kaz hits a front suplex onto the ladder on Kendrick. Kaz goes up to the apron, but Daniels drags his neck across the rope and Kaz falls back on the ladder. Daniels hits a split leg moonsault to the outside on top of Kaz who is still on the ladder. Daniels stands on the ladder, and Red jumps to the top rope and hits a hurricarana, sending Daniels to the floor.

Red pulls the ladder back in the ring, and he and Kaz both go for the contract at the same time. Kendrick tries to break it up, but he gets shoved off. Kaz teases the flux capaciter, but Kendrick pushes the ladder over and takes out both Kaz and Red. Kendrick sets the ladder up, but immediately eats a boot from Daniels. Daniels shoves Kaz face first into the ladder, but when he tries to hit Kaz with the ladder, he misses, and Kaz hits a slingshot legdrop to plant Daniels' face in the ladder. Kaz props Daniels on the ladder in the corner, but when he turns his attention to Kendrick, he gets a kick to the face for his troubles. Kendrick tries to bring another ladder in, but Kaz stomps it down on his fingers. Kaz tries to hit Red with the ladder, but Red dropkicks Kaz instead, knocking the ladder into Kaz's face. Daniels takes out Red with a huge dropkick and wedges a ladder in the corner before slamming Red on top of it.

Daniels tries to suplex Kaz into the ladder, but Kendrick breaks it up, hitting Kaz from behind with another ladder. Kaz ends up being backdropped on the ladder by Daniels, but he quickly eats an enzugiri from Kendrick. Kendrick sets up the ladder and tries for it, but Daniels is there to break it up, and toss him into the ladder that's still wedged in the corner. Daniels goes up the ladder, but Kaz hits him with a couple of kicks and grabs him, powerbombing him into the ladder still wedged in the corner. Kaz tries to go up the ladder but he's stopped by Kendrick, they both go up opposite sides, and Kendrick takes Kaz off with a big face buster.

Red stops Kendrick going up the ladder, but he ends up being back body dropped to the floor by Kendrick. Kaz beats on Kendrick for a bit in the corner, but when he charges him, he eats a boot. Kaz comes back with a reverse Russian leg sweep to put down Kendrick. Kaz brings Red into the ring with a slingshot into a cutter, but he falls victim to a sliced bread #2. Kendrick gets a DVD from Daniels. Red brings another ladder into the ring, and there's two ladders set up side by side. Red and Daniels go up both ladders, on the same side, and Daniels hits a urunage from the top of the ladder. Daniels traps Red and Kendrick in the rungs of the ladder, but it doesn't last long. Kaz jumps in from out of nowhere and knocks Kendrick off the ladder. Kaz ties himself up in the ladder, and suplexes Daniels off without falling off. Kendrick is there and he almost grabs the contract, but he falls off. Kaz grabs the contract, and is able to pull it down.

Winner and NEW #1 Contender to the X Division Championship: Kaz

In the Arena:

Mike Tenay and Taz are discussing the history between Abyss and AJ Styles, when they're interrupted by Ric Flair who comes out in a wheelchair, pushed by Desmond Wolfe's valet to the entrance ramp. Flair says he's not happy, and tells the fans they should bow down to him, not 'woo' him. Flair says he's the greatest World Champion of all time, and look at him now, it's not funny. He's fallen off of cages, ladder, through tables, and he's crashed in an airplane, but he's never been in a wheelchair. Flair says he did not come to TNA to be immobilized, he came for action, and right now he's not getting a lot. Flair says the people that are responsible for this are Hogan and Abyss, and tonight they pay the price for doing this to the Nature Boy. Flair has Chelsea take him to the back, telling the fans to respect him.


Hogan is backstage with Abyss, he talks some gibberish about how Abyss is a good wrestler and has lots of fans. Abyss says when he put Flair through the entrance ramp, he felt an energy he's never had, and he wants more. Hogan says not to be afraid to use the ring, and that the gold around his finger will lead to gold around his waist. RIDICULOUS!

On his way out, Abyss runs into Bischoff, who's wearing a baseball hat. Abyss cracks a joke and Hogan laughs. Bishcoff says it's not funny. Hogan says they need to get back to the basics of TNA. Bischoff says his issues with Foley and Jarrett will be resolved this week. Bischoff leaves, and Hogan laughs, saying Bischoff has a 'Hulk Hogan' haircut.

TNA Knockout Women's Championship Match
Tara (c) vs. Daffney

Tara is out, with her always present tarantula, and she gets a nice reaction from the crowd. She puts down her belt and spider, and her and Daffney square off right away. Tara ducks a clothesline and hits a shoulderblock and a body slam to put Daffney down. Tara hits a standing moonsault that's good for a two count. Tara hits a big chop to Daffney's chest, but she winds up being slammed into the bottom turnbuckle face first. Daffney goes to the top and slams her boots into Tara's back, stomping up and down. Daffney goes for the pin, but only gets two. Daffney hits a body slam, and follows it up by stepping on Tara's face and twisting her foot. Daffney beats on Tara in the corner, but when she charges her in the corner, she walks into the tarantula.

Daffney hits a series of hair assisted snap mares to Tara, but it's not enough to put Tara down for three. Daffney locks in an innovatice submission, locking up Tara's arms and rocking her legs in figure four position over her head. It's complicated and hard to explain. Tara is able to fight out with one of her arms, and eventually her legs, breaking the hold and swinging her elbows to continues to hurt Daffney. Tara hits an enzugiri, and a series of big right hands before hitting a big spinebuster that only keeps Daffney down for two. Daffney hits a slap to the ear, and kicks Tara in the chest, following up with a bridging Northern lights suplex that's good for a two count. Daffney charges Tara in the corner, but Tara moves. Tara hits a crazy sidewalk slam, but it only keeps Daffney down for two.

Daffney rakes Tara's eyes and hits a falling knee to the face before sending her to the outside and sending her back into the guardrail. Back in the ring, Daffney tries to hit Tara with the KO belt, but Tara ducks it, and counters, hitting the widow's peak on Daffney. Tara pins Daffney, and this one is over.

Winner and STILL TNA Knockout Champion: Tara

After the match, it's revealed that Daffney has stolen Tara' spider.


Christy Hemme is standing backstage with Magnus, who's apparently only going by one name these days. He says he's about to pop Rob Terry's over inflated ego. He brought him into TNA to be a gopher. He says tonight, he's going to kill the monster he's created.

TNA Global Championship Match
Rob Terry (c) vs. Brutus Magnus

Magnus is out first to a bit of an apathetic reaction. Terry really doesn't get much better of a reaction himself. Things start out right away as Terry comes in and goes right to work on Magnus, sending him to the outside with a clothesline over the top. Magnus hits a poke to the eye, and he's able to score a couple of right hands, and a European uppercut. Magnus tries for a crossbody, but Terry catches him, and powers him down with a big slam. Magnus slaps Terry across the face, but he walks right into a spin kick and a big spinebuster that's good for a three count. This one is over as soon as it begins.

Winner and STILL TNA Global Champion: Rob Terry

- Apparently Ultimate X is up next, so they need to kill time, and a music video showing past highlights is shown.


Christy Hemme is backstage with the MCMG's. Sabin says Generation Me has more balls than brains, because they aren't able to compete on their level. They're children compared to the MCMG's. Shelley says people have been saying they have an attitude, but anyone would because they're the best tag team in the world, but they don't get to show their potential. They've been in TNA longer than Gen Me has had their Hardy Boyz starter kit, and tonight they're going to prove they're better, by fulfilling their destiny and winning Ultimate X.

#1 Contendership of the TNA Tag Team Championship
Ultimate X Match
Generation Me vs. The Motor City Machine Guns

Things start off right away with some crazy, crazy double teams that has tons of reversals and ends with a double clothesline from Gen Me to the Guns. Gen Me hit an elevated double team dropkick and sandwich low dropkicks to Shelley. When they go for the X though, Shelley is able to stop it, and Sabin sends Max to the outside. the Guns double team Jeremy, hitting their crazy chancery/dropkick combo, and Shelley locks in a simeltaneous leglock on Jeremy and abdominal stretch on Max. The Guns hit a crazy move from the ring apron to the outside on Max. This one is hard to follow, it's moving lightning fast.

Jeremy is able to climb up on the structure, but he's brought down by the Guns who hit stereo round kicks to Jeremy Buck. The Guns picks up Jeremy and work him over in the corner, but they both charge into a big boot from Jeremy and then walk into a double dropkick from Max. Gen Me hit a crazy double team, with a double dropkick from Max, and a spinning plancha from Jeremy to both Guns. Max goes up on the structure, climbing the ropes and dodging a springboarding Sabin, but Shelley pulls him down. Max hits a spear on Shelley, but he gets a big kick from Sabin. Jeremy hits a moonsault to the outside on top of Shelley.

Jeremy climbs the structure, climbing his way across the ring while Max stands guard. Max is distracted though, and he eats a kick from Sabin, and ends up being a stepping stool for Sabin to hit a big spear on Jeremy, taking him off the structure and down to the mat. Max is up and he's going right to the structure, Sabin jumps up to the top, but Max is able to fight him off. Max goes off, but the Guns use an insane double team to bring him down. Gen Me is able to fight back a bit and now all four men are down.

All four men are up at about the same time, and all in different corners. Max is the first on the ropes, followed by Shelley. Jeremy and then Sabin are up and everyone is in the middle. Everyone starts kicking at eachother and everyone eventually falls. Series of superkicks from the Bucks, and a running powerbomb into the corner, on Shelley into Jeremy's knees. Jeremy flies out of the ring on top of Sabin. Generation Me go for More Bang for you Buck, but it's countered, and Shelley hangs Max up into the corner, and suplexes Jeremy into Max.

The Guns hit their double team sliced bread #2 on Max, and Sabin goes right up to the top. Jeremy is also there, going to the top and he and Sabin fight it out in the middle. Sabin is able to knock Jeremy to the mat, and he grabs the X, winning the match for his team, and falling to the canvas.

Winners and NEW #1 Contenders: The Motor City Machine Guns


JB is backstage with Hall and Waltman. Waltman and Hall get excited because JB says if they lose they'll be 'band' for life. Hall says he broke out the old gear cause he's here to wrestle. Hall says he's gotta prove that's he's better than him tonight. Hall says when you tune into TNA on Monday, you'll see the highest paid superstars in TNA. Waltman says it doesn't matter what they have to do to win, because their asses are grass, and they will smoke them. How appropriate.

Kevin Nash & Eric Young vs. Scott Hall & Syxx Pac

Hall and Waltman are out first, and even though they get a formal announcement, they get no music. Tenay says it's because they aren't under contract. They make their way to the ring to a mixed reaction, and Hall grabs a mic. Hall says they're going retro now, he's even got the tights on, but they want to take a survey. He asks how many people want to see Hall and Waltman in TNA with some big money contracts, and a lot of the crowd cheers. Hall says one more for the bad guys. Nash and Young are out next, with music, and to a much more positive reaction from the crowd.

Young and Waltman look to start things out for their respective teams. They lock up, and Young back up Pac into the corner, where he begins to pound on him until he catches a thumb to the eye. Waltman hits a shoulderblock, but he walks right into a Thesz press and a series of punches. Young rams Waltman's head into the mat, but he's distracted by Hall, which allows Waltman to connect with a big kick. Hall tags in, and he gives Young the old DX crotch chop. They lock up, and Hall starts to work over Young's arm, locking in an arm bar and slapping him in the head. Hall catches Young out of a cross body and connects with a fall away slam that's good for a two count. Hall tags out to Waltman who hits a quick chop, but quickly eats a back body drop. Young charges Pac, but he's thrown to the outside and Pac follows with a big plancha.

Young crotches Waltman on the ring post on the outside, but Hall is right there to put Young down and turn the tide. Back in the ring, Hall tags in, and continues to humiliate Young with slaps to the head before sending him into the ropes and locking in a sleeper.

Young is able to turn it around into a sleeper hold of his own, but Hall is able to connect with a back suplex to break the hold. Young reaches over and is able to make the tag, but Waltman distracts the ref, and the ref doesn't see the tag. Pac starts to search under the ring, and he grabs a can of spray paint, spraying Young in the face. Back in the ring, Waltman and Hall team up on Young, but Young fights them off and tags in Nash. Nash comes in, shoves the ref, and hits the jack knife powerbomb on Eric Young. Nash rolls Young to the apron, and makes the tag, sending Young back in. Waltman picks up Young and hits the X Factor. Hall hits the outsider's edge, and Waltman makes the pin, with Hall on top, getting the three count.

Winners and the newest members of the TNA roster: Scott Hall and Sean Waltman

After the match they go back and grab the spray paint. Waltman takes the can and uses it to outline Young's body, like a chalk outline at a crime scene. The WolfPac music hits, and Hall and Waltman dance around in the ring, smiling the whole time.


JB is backstage with Angle. Angle says he's had a problem with people holding mics in his face lately, so he wants to do this alone. He holds up an 8x10 of Mr. Anderson, and he uses a lighter to set it on fire. Angle smiles, and says it's real, it's damn real.

X Division Championship Match
Doug Williams (c) vs. Shannon Moore

The outline of EY is still in the middle of the ring. Williams takes down Moore to start off the match, but the chain wrestle for a bit before Williams kicks Moore away. Williams takes Moore down to the mat again, and he takes him over with a side headlock, but Moore fights out. Williams takes it to Moore with a kick and a couple of punches, but Moore retaliates with a couple of arm drags, an inverted atomic drop, and a big leg drop. Moore goes for the pin, but he can only get two. Moore goes to the top rope and hits a leaping hurricarana on Williams, but he still can't keep Williams down for more than two. Moore goes for a top rope hurricarana, but Williams ducks out of it, and knocks Moore to the mat, choking away at him.

Williams hits Moore with a high knee off the ropes, but it's only good for a near fall. Williams locks in a front chancery, but Moore fights out of it, only to walk right into a gut wrench suplex. Williams goes for the chaos theory, but Moore fights out of it. Williams hits a running knee on Moore in the corner, and chokes him with his boot before stomping away at Moore. Williams pounds on Moore with a series of forearms, before choking him in the corner, but when the ref breaks it up, Moore fights back, and he's able to hit a bulldog, leg lariat, and dropkick in succession. Moore goes to the top and hits a twisting moonsault on Williams, that sends him to the outside, where he eats a baseball slide. Moore goes to the top turnbuckle, and he hits a moonsault to the outside right on top of Williams.

Williams grabs a foreign object, that looks like a brick, and he and Moore fight over it, and the ref ends up distracted. Williams is able to hit Moore with the brick, and he pins Moore, getting the three count.

Winner and STILL X Division Champion: Doug Williams

Williams grabs the mic and asks what makes Moore think he even deserved a shot at his belt. Williams is what the X Division should be, hold for hold, catch as catch can style wrestling. Williams says acrobats and high fliers belong in the circus with clowns, and that's what Shannon Moore is. Williams says he'll help Moore with his makeup, and he goes to the outside, where he grabs a woman's purse (obviously a plant). Williams uses lipstick to paint Moore's face for a bit, before simply heading to the back.

TNA Tag Team Title Match
Hernandez and Matt Morgan (c) vs. Beer Money Inc.

We get a video package highlighting the events leading up to this match, as well as the dissension going on between Morgan and Hernandez lately.

Morgan and Roode look to start things out for their teams, and we get the bell, this one's ready to start. Morgan tags out to Hernandez immediately, and they begin to argue. Hernandez and Roode lock up, and Super Mex backs up Roode into the corner, but he breaks clean. Roode hits a couple of boots, and turns things around, pounding on Hernandez in the corner. Roode tries for a cross body, but Hernandez catches him and puts him in powerbomb position. Roode fights out, but he walks into a shoulderblock. Roode is finally able to take Hernandez off his feet with a flying forearm, and Morgan tags himself in, saying 'watch me'.

Morgan hits Roode with a drop side slam, but not before jawing for a bit with his partner. Morgan tags back out, and Hernandez walks in, only to get a knee to the midsection. Roode tags in Storm, and he comes in and tries for a suplex on Hernandez, but Super Mex counters with a stalling vertical suplex that has Morgan yawning and checking his watch. Hernandez finally drops him after about 20 seconds. Hernandez goes for the tag, but Morgan says he'll tag in when he wants to. Hernandez turns around, and Morgan tags himself in. Morgan slams Storm face first into the turnbuckle, before posing in front of his opponent. Storm catches Morgan off guard, and tags in Roode, but Morgan is able to take out both members of BMI with a double cross body.

Morgan tags in Hernandez, who goes to work on Roode, hitting a big shoulder block that sends him to the outside. When Hernandez goes for a dive, Morgan blocks him and Storm comes in from behind with an enzugiri. Roode hits a neckbreaker, and BMI pound on Hernandez in the corner. Storm pulls off some of his wrist tape to choke out Hernandez. Storm hits a snap mare and goes right into the rear chin lock, but Hernandez is able to fight out, only to catch a knee to the back. Roode tags in and he hits a running clothesline in the corner on Hernandez, that causes Morgan to complain. Hernandez goes to the top rope, but Storm crotches him on the top rope. BMI hit a double team superplex on Hernandez.

Storm locks in a rear chin lock, but Hernandez fights out of it. Storm is able to connect with an inverted tornado DDT, but he can't keep Hernandez down for three. Hernandez is able to hit Storm with a big slingshot shoulderblock into the ring from the apron, and both men are down. Hernandez tries to crawl over to Morgan, and he's able to make the tag. Morgan comes in and goes to work on both members of BMI, hitting a big splash on Storm in the corner, and trying for a chokeslam on Roode, but hitting a big lariat when Roode fights out of it. Morgan tags Hernandez back in, and he immediately hits the big dive to the outside on Roode. Morgan calls Hernandez dumb and rolls him back into the ring, and the teammates continues to argue. Hernandez ducks a beer spit from Storm and it hits Morgan. Hernandez connects with the border toss, and he pins Roode, putting him down for the three.

Winners and STILL TNA Tag Team Champions: Matt Morgan and Hernandez

After the match, Morgan hits Hernandez with the carbon footprint, and he holds up both belts, leaving the ring and walking to the back with both.

Kurt Angle vs. Mr. Anderson

After a short video package, highlighting their history mostly revolving around Angle's 'warrior medal', Mr. Anderson makes his way out to the ring for his match with Kurt Angle. Angle is out next, making his way before Anderson gets the chance to call down the mic and introduce himself.

Angle and Anderson lock up and Angle locks in a headlock, taking Anderson down to the mat and keeping it locked in. Anderson is able to fight out of it, pushing Angle into the ropes to break it up. Another lock up, another headlock takeover.

Anderson fights out again, but this time he eats a shoulder block, and Angle is right back to the side headlock. Anderson pushes Angle back into the corner and breaks the hold again. Angle tells Anderson to have a free shot at a head lock, and Anderson obliges, but Angle throws him right off. Angle offers him his neck again, for another headlock. Anderson goes for it again, and Kurt fights it right off yet again. Angle gives him a third shot at it, but this time, Anderson cheap shots him with a kick to the stomach. Anderson locks in the headlock, but Angle fights right out of it with a suplex.

Angle stomps on Anderson in the corner, before sending him across the ring, and hitting a back body drop. Angle goes for the pin, but he can only get two. Angle puts Anderson in the corner and he climbs up, delivering a series of ten right hands. Angle kicks Anderson, and he takes him over with a big snap suplex. Angle sends Anderson into the corner, but when he charges, he eats a boot from Anderson. Anderson grabs Angle's arm, and yanks it over the top rope, stretching it out. Anderson hits a single arm DDT, continuing to work over Angle's shoulder. Anderson stomps away at Angle, returning the favor from earlier in the match.

Anderson is able to take Angle down with a shoulderblock, but Angle kicks out of a pin attempt. Anderson locks in a keylock, working on Angle's wrist and arm, before simply slamming Angle's arm down to the mat. Anderson sends Angle shoulder first into the ring post, and he tries for a quick roll up, but Angle kicks out at two. Anderson locks in an arm bar, but Angle fights out of it with a series of right hands, and a big lariat, but he hits the lariat with his injured arm, hurting himself in the process.

Angle hits a series of clotheslines with his good arm, and even after a big boot from Anderson, he's able to connect with a belly to belly suplex on Angle. Another clothesline from Angle and this one is good for a near fall. Angle tries for the Angle slam, but Anderson counters and hits the standing Green Bay plunge, but it's only good for a two count. Anderson tries for the mic check, but Angle fights out of it, ducks a clothesline and hits a trio of German suplexes despite Anderson's attempts to fight it off. Angle pulls down the straps and he hits the Angle slam, but it's only good for a two count.

Angle locks in the ankle lock, but Anderson is able to flip out of it, and almost sends Angle into the ref. Angle blocks himself, but he catches a low blow from Anderson, and then a mic check. Anderson goes for the pin, but he only gets two. Anderson looks furious. Anderson backs Angle back into the corner and sits him on the top turnbuckle, but when he goes up top Angle is able to fight him off and send him down to the mat. Angle hits a big frog splash, but it's only good for a two count. Angle tries for another Angle slam, but Anderson counters with an arm drag. Anderson ducks a clothesline from Angle, and Kurt connects with the ref. Anderson connects with an Angle slam of his own, but the ref is down.

Anderson looks around the ringside area for a chair, ordering a fan to get up and give him one. Anderson decides against it, tossing the chair out of the ring and grabbing Angle's medal instead. Anderson wraps the chain around his fist, but Angle ducks the punch, and connects with a German suplex instead. Kurt picks up the medal himself, using it to carve into Anderson's head. Anderson is already a bloody mess, and Angle goes to work with a series of right hands, just pounding away on Anderson. Anderson tries to climb out of the ring, but Angle brings him back in with the ankle lock. Angle grapevines the leg, and Anderson is forced to tap out.

Winner: Kurt Angle

Anderson calls down the mic after the match. Anderson says people are fake. He says Angle isn't an American hero, and he probably isn't even really a gold medalist. He's most certainly not a real American. Anderson says he tries to have a straight up match, and Angle had to resort to cheap tactics to get the victory, and now everyone thinks Angle will go home and rest easy. Anderson and Angle both know that the only thing Angle will do tonight is lay in bed with his eyes open staring at the ceiling, and the word Anderson will continue to go through his head. Anderson repeats his names several times with an extreme close up on his face, and he and Angle stare each other down.

- We get a video package that showcases the events leading up to this match, also spending quite a bit of time focusing on both Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan.


Christy Hemme is backstage with the Champion. AJ says his strategy will be the same tonight, as it was before Flair was in the wheelchair, win at all costs, and that is exactly what Styles is there to do. Styles says he'll also teach Abyss a lesson, and that's not to try and break 61 year old men's backs. AJ says he will beat Abyss, period. And at the end of the night, he'll be the one with the World Title, styling and profiling.


JB is backstage with Abyss. Abyss says of course AJ is confident, he's the World Champion, and he has what's left of Ric Flair on his side. He may have Flair, but Abyss has the power of Hogan and all the Hulkamaniacs running through his body. Abyss says Ric Flair practically begged him to put him in the wheelchair. So after all this build, they're here, facing off for the World title, and when Abyss is done, there won't be anything left of AJ. Abyss asks what AJ's gonna do when blah blah blah wild AND crazy on you?

TNA Championship Match
AJ Styles (c) vs. Abyss

Abyss is out to the ring first, to lots of love from the Impact Zone, and some kind of weird hybrid of his song, and Hogan's American Made theme. Styles is out second, still to a fairly nice reaction. Wolfe's valet wheels Flair out about 3/4 of the way down the entrance ramp. JB is out to do formal ring introductions for both men, and then this one will be ready to go.

Abyss doesn't let JB finish, as he jumps AJ before JB can finish the introductions. Abyss pounds on AJ for a bit, before sending him headfirst into one turnbuckle, then another. AJ ducks a couple of clotheslines, but he runs right into the brick wall that is Abyss. Styles tries for a couple of chops, but it doesn't have much affect, as Abyss shoulder blocks AJ out onto the entrance ramp. Abyss follows out and hits a big right hand to AJ's head, and he looks toward Flair, but doesn't do anything. Abyss continues to work on AJ, and jaw with Flair. Abyss tries for a chokeslam on AJ, but AJ fights it off, hitting a big enzugiri, and hanging Abyss up in the ropes, using them to choke him. Styles charges Abyss, who's still hung up in the ropes, but Abyss counters with an awesome belly to belly suplex.

AJ hits a dropkick to Abyss' shin, and takes him down to the mat, trying to keep him grounded. Abyss rolls out to the apron, and AJ hits another low dropkick, sending him down to the floor. AJ follows out with a huge tope, and Flair is loving it. Styles grabs a chair, and he props it up in the corner between the top and middle turnbuckles, and while the ref tries to pull it out, AJ uses the opportunity to choke Abyss against the rope, the ref doesn't get a chance to get the chair out before he breaks it up. AJ tries for a body slam, but Abyss fights it off immediately. AJ fights out of a gorilla press, and hits a beautiful dropkick to take Abyss down.

AJ chops away at Abyss in the corner, but Abyss begins to fire back with a series of right hands. Styles is able to fight back and get Abyss into the corner, where he wraps Abyss' leg up in the ropes and wrenches away. Styles tries to go back to work, but Abyss fights back, dazing Styles. Styles is able to come back with a chop and a punch. Styles goes to the apron and he tries for the springboard forearm, but he gets caught in chokeslam position. AJ fights out of it, but he walks into a back body drop. Abyss follows it up with a splash in the corner and a big sidewalk slam. Abyss goes for the pin but he only gets two. Abyss tries for the shock treatment, but AJ fights out of it and answers back with a pele.

AJ connects with a springboard forearm, but it's only good for a near fall. Styles tries for the Styles clash, but Abyss catapults Styles into the chair that was set up earlier. Abyss connects with the shock treatment, and he goes for the cover, but Styles is able to kick out at two. Abyss puts AJ on the top turnbuckle, and he goes up too, but Styles is able to fight him off, biting at Abyss' head and knocking him back to the mat. Styles hits a corkscrew press, and he goes for the pin, but Abyss kicks out. Abyss is up, and AJ turns around, right into a black hole slam. Abyss goes for the pin, but AJ kicks out at two. Chelsea rolls Flair up to the ring, and he grabs the ref, spraying something in his eyes. Flair tosses the belt in the ring to Styles and AJ uses it to blast Abyss.

Hogan's music hits, and he's on his way to the ring with Earl Hebner. Hogan says he wants Flair out of here, and he orders Chelsea to the back. Hogan grabs Flair, and begins wheeling him toward the back.

AJ hits a springboard 450, but Abyss is able to kick out of the pin attempt, and he starts to Hulk up. AJ tries to fights Abyss off, but it just pumps him up even more. Abyss even does the who 'YOU' thing, before he fights back, hitting a big boot, and a huge chokeslam that sends AJ through the middle of the ring. Hebner calls for the bell, and it looks like this one is going to be thrown out. Hulk Hogan grabs the TNA World Championship and he gives it to Abyss, but Hebner grabs it away.

Flair is being rolled back down to the ring and he's livid. Flair flops into the ring, and Abyss picks him up. Chelsea has the spray, but Hogan grabs it, using it to spray in Flair's face. Desmond Wolfe is down to help things out, but he eats a couple of rights from Hogan and Abyss before being maced, and tripping over Flair and down into the hole left from Abyss' chokeslam. Flair then falls down the whole, and Hogan and Abyss pose while Abyss' weird hybrid music plays.

No Contest

They show highlights as Abyss and Hogan pose to end the show.