Friday, May 31, 2013

5/31 WWE Smackdown Report

Many people have fallen victim to the Shield in the last week. What will happen when the Shield wrestle in singles matches on this week’s episode of Smackdown. Seth Rollins faces Kane. Roman Reigns faces Daniel Bryan. Dean Ambrose faces Randy Orton.
We are in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and your announcers are John ‘I might be a wrestlinggod, but I am nowhere near Wayne Gretzky in this town’ Layfield and Michael ‘Peter Pocklington’ Cole.
Match Number One: Seth Rollins (with Roman Reigns) versus Kane (with Daniel Bryan)
Rollins with punches and a side head lock. Kane tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Rollins lands on his feet. Kane with a shoulder tackle followed by a head butt. Kane with an Irish whip and Rollins floats over but Rollins runs into a big boot from Kane and Kane gets a near fall. Kane with a delayed vertical suplex and a near fall. Rollins with punches but Kane with a back body drop and Kane gets another near fall.
Kane with a snap mare but Rollins gets up before Kane can hit the drop kick and Rollins with a drop kick to the knee. Rollins with a kick and he wants to start to focus on the knee. Rollins with elbow drops to the knee and then he tries to hyper-extend the knee. Rollins with a kick to the back of the leg.
Kane with punches but Rollins goes back to the knee and he kicks Kane a few more times. Rollins continues to work on the knee and he goes for a knee bar but Kane kicks Rollins away. Rollins with another kick to the knee and Rollins goes to the turnbuckles but Kane with an uppercut and he uses Rollins’ position on the turnbuckles to try a choke slam but Rollins kicks Kane and hits a DDT and he gets a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Rollins with a single leg crab but Kane kicks Rollins to the corner. Kane with a power slam but Kane’s knee is still giving him problems. Kane with punches and a splash into the corner followed by an Irish whip and clothesline followed by a side slam for a near fall. Kane goes up top but because of his injured knee, Rollins is able to recover and he punches Kane and tries for a superplex but Rollins is pushed to the mat.
Kane with the clothesline from the top and Kane is distracted by Roman Reigns on the apron and that allows Rollins to hit an enzuigiri. Rollins goes up top but Bryan pushes Rollins off and Kane gets the three count with a choke slam.
Winner: Kane
After the match, Reigns argues with the referee and he tries to tell him what happened behind the referee’s back.
Match Number Two: Daniel Bryan (with Kane) versus Roman Reigns (with Seth Rollins)
Reigns with a knee and forearm followed by a head butt and kicks as he shows some anger over the previous match result. The referee pulls Reigns out of the corner. Bryan with a drop toe hold that sends Reigns into the turnbuckles and Bryan with Kicks of No. Bryan with a spinning leg drop to the knee. Bryan with a step over toe hold into a modified figure four leg lock and he punches Reigns and gets a near fall.
Bryan with kicks and a Dragon Screw Leg Whip followed by kicks to the back and knees. Reigns with a back elbow and a knee lift. Reigns gets a near fall and we go to commercial.
We are back and Bryan with a kick to the chest followed by punches. Reigns with a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Reigns taunts Bryan and he sends Bryan face first into the mat followed by a running shoulder tackle for a near fall. Reigns runs his forearm across the eyes and then he Irish whips Bryan but Reigns misses a splash into the corner.
Bryan with a running drop kick into the corner and then he returns to the Kicks of No and a hesitation drop kick and a near fall. Bryan kicks Reigns in the chest but he misses a round kick. Reigns with a head butt to the abdomen and Bryan is down in the corner.
Reigns with an Irish whip but Bryan flips over and he gets a near fall with a crucifix but Reigns rolls through. Bryan applies the No Lock and he has Reigns in the center of the ring. Rollins pushes the ropes towards Reigns and he grabs it. Kane with a boot to Rollins on the floor. Reigns pie faces Kane and Kane with an uppercut but the referee saw that and he calls for the bell.
Winner: Roman Reigns (by disqualification)
After the match, Bryan stares at Kane for costing him the match against Reigns. Bryan argues with Kane in the ring. Bryan pokes Kane in the chest and Kane leaves the ring. Bryan follows after Kane and he says that he can do it on his own.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Damien Sandow is in the ring. He talks about how he attempted to teachSheamus and the unwashed masses of the WWE Universe a lesson. That lesson was physical strength is not now nor ever will be superior to mental strength. This left the Irish brute dumbfounded. Much like 25 years ago when Edmonton gave away Wayne Gretzky for nothing. He says that when it comes to intelligence, he is the great one.
Damien demands SILENCE. To further illustrate his point, he has a simple challenge. He has three containers and he says that it was referred to as thimblery. It might be known to you as ‘The Shell Game’. He has three cups and a ball. He places the ball under one of the cups and he rearranges the ball. Anyone with common sense will know where the ball is located.
Damien says that he is surrounded by simple minds . . .
And Sheamus’ music plays and he comes out. He says that Damo couldn’t leave well enough alone. After last week’s knot puzzle, Damien should have walked away. Now he is out playing with his cups and tiny balls. He says that Damien is annoying everyone so he will defeat him at his own game.
Damien asks Sheamus if he would like to take part in the challenge and Sheamus accepts.
Damien tells Sheamus to choose wisely. Sheamus picks the wrong cup and Damien wonders why he is not surprised. He says that Sheamus’ idiot license is good for another year. Damien says that he will ‘dimwitify’ the game. Two cups . . . one ball.
Sheamus picks the wrong cup again and Sheamus has proven himself incompetent again. Damien says that the challenge is over, but Sheamus interrupts.
Sheamus says that Damien has beaten him at this game. Sheamus wants to see the red ball under the cup.
Damien calls Sheamus a simple man.
Sheamus tells Damo to raise the cup to show the ball. He wants to make sure that everyone is satisfied that the ball is under the cup.
Sheamus takes the cup while the crowd wants Damien to ‘Show his balls’.
Damien wants to know if there is one adult in the crowd tonight. He tells Sheamus he does not want to embarrass himself.
Sheamus lifts the cup and there is no ball.
Sheamus says that if Sandow is the intellectual savior of the masses, how did he get caught cheating. Sheamus has a poem and it ends with a Brogue Kick to Sandow.
Sheamus tells everyone ‘You’re Welcome’
We go to commercial with Paul Heyman and Curtis Axel walking in the back.
We are back and Paul Heyman introduces himself and he says that there are people in theWWE who insinuate that if he is lying, you need to see if his lips are moving. He calls them comedic geniuses. When he speaks about his clients, he always tells the truth.
The fact that what his client Curtis Axel has accomplished in his first two weeks as a Paul Heyman guy is unprecedented. Since this audience has no appreciation for his integrity, he will let Curtis Axel pontificate about his accomplishments himself.
Curtis says that Triple H and John Cena have combined for 26 Championships, but against Curtis Axel, they are 0 and 2. Triple H was beaten so bad that he could not continue, that is tantamount to a submission. John Cena was so afraid that he got intentionally counted out.
No one has made the same initial impact as he did. When you are a Paul Heyman guy, life is . . . PERFECT.
Match Number Three: Sin Cara versus Curtis Axel (with Paul Heyman) in a In Case You Missed It Last Week, We Give It To You Again Match
Curtis with punches to Cara and a back breaker. Axel with a drop kick and he connects with a knee to the back and he works over the mask to affect Cara’s vision. Curtis with a reverse chin lock. Curtis with a knee and forearm. Curtis with a back breaker but Cara counters with an arm drag. Cara with kicks and a head scissors take down and kicks to the leg. Cara with a spinning arm drag and Cara is sent to the apron. Cara with an enzuigiri and Cara with a springboard cross body. Cara with a handspring back elbow but Axel with Grandson of the Axe and then he hits Son of Perfectplex for the three count.
Winner: Curtis Axel
We go to commercial.
We see what happened on Raw when Alberto Del Rio used AJ Lee’s attempt at chicanery to help him beat Big E Langston.
Match Number Four: Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) versus Big E Langston (with AJ Lee)
They lock up and Langston with shoulders in the corner but he runs into boots from Del Rio. Del Rio with punches and a kick to the ribs. Langston drops Del Rio across the top rope and he gets a near fall. Langston with a waist lock but Del Rio with punches. Langston with a knee to the midsection followed by a gutbuster for a near fall. Langston with a punch to the midsection.
Del Rio kicks Langston from the turnbuckles and he hits a missile drop kick but it only drops Langston to one knee. Langston tries to take Langston down with two clothesline but they fail. Del Rio takes Langston down with the third clothesline. Del Rio ducks a clothesline from Langston and he tries for the lungblower but Langston counters with a belly-to-belly suplex.
Langston gets a near fall. The straps come down and he gets Del Rio on the shoulders but Alberto escapes and he hits the lungblower. Del Rio misses the step up enzuigiri and Langston with a waist lock but Del Rio with a German suplex. Del Rio with a super kick and he gets a near fall.
Del Rio floats over into the cross arm breaker but Langston gets to his feet and he picks up Del Rio. Langston blocks a kick and Langston with a punch and a running body block for a near fall. Del Rio applies the cross arm breaker in the ropes and Langston grabs the referee and AJ rakes the eyes on the floor.
Langston goes after Del Rio and he sends Alberto into the ring post. Langston rolls Del Rio into the ring and he hits the Big Ending for the three count.
Winner: Big E Langston
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at the situation between John Cena and Ryback, including footage from John Cena’s match with Curtis Axel from Monday night.
Match Number Five: Ryback versus Kofi Kingston
Kofi with a drop kick as the bell rings and then he kicks Ryback. Kofi with a splash into the corner and he punches Ryback. Kofi with a European uppercut and punches but Ryback sends Kofi to the mat with a single leg sweep. Kofi with a kick to the head and then he is sent to the apron.
Kofi with a springboard drop kick for a near fall. Kofi with a kick and he hits the Boom Drop. Kofi waits for Trouble in Paradise but Ryback catches Kingston. Kofi avoids a power slam and he hits a double jump cross body for a near fall.
Ryback grabs the legs on a pendulum kick and Ryback stomps on Kofi. Ryback with a lariat and he gets Kofi up for the marching muscle buster and the three count.
Winner: Ryback
After the match, Ryback goes under the ring and he finds the table that he might have seen when he looked under the ring before the match.
Ryback sets up the table in the ring and he power bombs Kofi through the table. Ryback gets another table and he brings this one into the ring as well. Ryback with another power bomb through the table. Ryback goes for the hat trick and he sets up a third table and he power bombs Kofi through it as well.
The medical staff checks on Kofi as we go to commercial.
We are back with a look at The Highlight Reel from Raw.
Chris Jericho is in the interview area with Renee Young. Renee asks Chris about the match at Payback and Chris says that when you sleep with dogs, you get fleas. When you associate with a dog like Paul Heyman, you get ticks, mites, bites, tapeworms, ringworms, bloodworms, and a number of diseases.
Chris says that he will make sure that CM Punk gets spayed and neutered.
Match Number Six: Chris Jericho versus Cody Rhodes
They lock up and Jericho with a side head lock but Jericho with a waist lock when Cody tries to reverse. Cody with a leg sweep but Jericho with a drop kick and he clotheslines Cody over the top rope to the floor. Jericho with a baseball slide to Cody and then he sends Cody into the ringside barrier.
Cody with a kick and he drops Jericho on the top rope and Cody gets a near fall. Cody with a series of kicks to Jericho. Cody with a knee and punches followed by more knees. Jericho with chops. Jericho with an Irish whip but he misses a charge into the corner. Cody picks up Jericho and he kicks Chris in the abdomen and gets a near fall. Cody uses his leg to work on the arm and then he turns it into a reverse chin lock.
Jericho with a side head lock and shoulder tackles. Jericho with a bulldog and then he tries for the Walls of Jericho. Jericho floats over on an Irish whip and Cody catches him and hits the Alabama Slam but Cody can only get a near fall. Cody punches Jericho and he waits for Jericho to get up. Cody goes to the turnbuckles but Jericho with a punch to the midsection followed by a forearm to the back.
Jericho with a slam and he goes for the Lionsault but Cody moves and Jericho lands on his feet. Cody tries for Cross Rhodes, but Jericho counters and tries for the Walls of Jericho. Cody with an inside cradle for a near fall. Jericho counters Beautiful Disaster with the Walls of Jerihco and Cody taps out.
Winner: Chris Jericho
It is time to take a look at the video package for the Wyatt Family.
Match Number Seven: Randy Orton versus Dean Ambrose
Ambrose has something to say to Orton before locking up. They finally lock up and Orton with a side head lock. Ambrose backs Orton into the corner and he punches Orton. Orton kicks Ambrose but Ambrose kicks back and he chokes Orton with his boot. Ambrose runs Orton’s eyes across the top rope.
Orton runs his laces across the eyes and then he punches Ambrose in the corner. Orton with a European uppercut and he gets a near fall. Ambrose with shoulders followed by punches and forearms. Orton with a Thesz Press and he punches Ambrose in the head. Ambrose rolls to the floor and Orton follows and he connects with a clothesline.
Orton with a belly-to-back suplex onto the ringside barrier. Ambrose tries to get to the other side of the ring but Orton stops him. They fight on the floor but Ambrose sends Orton shoulder first into the ring steps. Ambrose with a clothesline
We go to commercial.
We are back and Ambrose with a sleeper. Orton with elbows and he escapes the hold. Orton with a head butt but Ambrose with a knee to the midsection and he gets a near fall. Ambrose with a wrist lock and he kicks Orton. Ambrose stomps on the hand.
Ambrose kicks Orton in the corner but Orton gets up and he kicks Ambrose and connects with a head butt and punches. Ambrose with a sleeper but Orton escapes for a moment. Ambrose reapplies the sleeper and Orton with a belly-to-back suplex to escape.
Orton and Ambrose exchange head butts and punches to the head. Orton with a kick and two clotheslines. Orton avoids a clothesline and he hits a power slam. Orton sends Ambrose to the apron and he gets ready for the IEDDT but Ambrose counters and he drops Orton on the top rope. Ambrose goes up top but Orton stops him.
Orton with punches and then he tries for the superplex but Ambrose stops him. Ambrose comes off the turnbuckles but Orton with a drop kick. Orton gets a near fall. Orton with an Irish whip into the corner but Ambrose with a boot. Orton is able to hit the IEDDT and then he looks around for the spot to turn and prepare for the RKO.
Ambrose rolls to the floor.
From out of nowhere, Seth Rollins attacks Orton and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Randy Orton (by disqualification)
After the match, Orton with a Thesz Press to Reigns. Orton punches Reigns. Rollins, Ambrose, and Reigns attack Orton. Kane and Daniel Bryan come to the ring to help Orton. Bryan goesa after Rollins while Kane and Reigns battle.
Bryan punches Ambrose and then Bryan with a German suplex to Rollins and a running drop kick to Ambrose and one to Rollins. Bryan with a baseball slide and a running knee off the apron to Reigns.
Bryan with a missile drop kick to Ambrose followed by a suicide dive onto Rollins and Ambrose.
We go to credits . . . YES

Latest On Bobby Eaton's Medical Status

- Bobby Eaton is slowly improving after being hospitalized on Sunday due to heart issues. If things go well he will get a Pacemaker sometime in the next week or so. The report notes that he is "not out of the woods" yet.

Full Details Revealed for WCW WarGames Blu-Ray/DVD

WWE'sWCW Wargames: WCW's Most Notorious MatchesBlu-Ray and DVD is set to be released on June 25th. The set includes Wargames match that was filmed by WCW and Jim Crockett Promotions and will be hoster by Dusty Rhodes. Check out the contents below:

Creating the War Games

War Games Match
The Super Powers (Dusty Rhodes, The Road Warriors, Nikita Koloff & Paul Ellering) vs. The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Lex Luger, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard & J.J. Dillon)
Great American Bash - Atlanta,GA* July 4, 1987

Great American Bash On Tour

War Games Match
Dusty Rhodes, The Road Warriors, Nikita Koloff & Paul Ellering vs. The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Lex Luger, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard) & The War Machine
Great American Bash - Miami, FL * July 31, 1987

A Different Type of Animal

Towerof Doom Match
The Road Warriors, "Dr. Death" Steve Williams, Ron Garvin & Jimmy Garvin vs. Kevin Sullivan, Mike Rotunda, Al Perez, Russian Assassin & Ivan Koloff
Great American Bash * July 10, 1988


War Games Match
Dusty Rhodes, Lex Luger, Nikita Koloff, "Dr. Death" Steve Williams & Paul Ellering vs. The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Barry Windham, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard & J.J. Dillon)
Great American Bash Tour - Greensboro, NC * July 16, 1988

Live Events

War Games Match
The Road Warriors, The Midnight Express & "Dr. Death" Steve Williams vs. The Fabulous Freebirds & The Samoan Swat Team
Great American Bash * July 23, 1989


Getting Replaced

War Games Match
The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Sid Vicious, Barry Windham & Larry Zbyszko) vs. Sting, Brian Pillman, & The Steiner Brothers
WCW WrestleWar * February 24, 1991

Talent Change

War Games Match
Sting's Squadron (Sting, Nikita Koloff, Dustin Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat & Barry Windham) vs. The Dangerous Alliance (Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton, Steve Austin, Larry Zbyszko & Rick Rude)
WCW WrestleWar * May 17, 1992

The AlmightyDollar

War Games Match
Sting, Davey Boy Smith, Dustin Rhodes & The Shockmaster vs. Sid Vicious, Vader & Harlem Heat
WCW Fall Brawl * September 19, 1993

A Really Special Night

War Games Match
Dusty Rhodes, Dustin Rhodes & The Nasty Boys vs. Terry Funk, Arn Anderson, Bunkhouse Buck & Colonel Robert Parker
WCW Fall Brawl * September 18, 1994


Pride in Their Product

War Games Match
The Hulkamaniacs (Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Lex Luger & Sting) vs. The Dungeon of Doom (Kamala the Ugandan Giant, The Zodiac, The Shark & Meng)
WCW Fall Brawl * September 17, 1995

Glimmer of a Fire

War Games Match
Team nWo ("Hollywood" Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash & A Mystery Partner) vs. Team WCW (Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Lex Luger & Sting)
WCW Fall Brawl * September 15, 1996

Pulling Out Every Stop

War Games Match
Team nWo (Kevin Nash, Buff Bagwell, Syxx & Konnan) vs. The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Steve McMichael, Chris Benoit & Curt Hennig)
WCW Fall Brawl * September 14, 1997

The Talent Made The War Games

War Games Match
Team WCW (Diamond Dallas Page, Roddy Piper & The Warrior) vs. Team Hollywood ("Hollywood" Hulk Hogan, Stevie Ray & Bret Hart) vs. Team Wolfpac (Kevin Nash, Sting & Lex Luger)
WCW Fall Brawl * September 13, 1998

The End of the War Games

War Games 2000 Match
Sting, Booker T, Goldberg & KroniK vs. Kevin Nash, Jeff Jarrett, Scott Steiner & The Harris Brothers
WCW Monday Nitro * September 4, 2000

The Main Event

Blu-Ray Exclusives

Rage in the Cage Match
Brian Lee, Jimmy Golden, Ricky Morton, Robert Fuller & Robert Gibson vs. Kevin Sullivan, Killer Kyle, The Tazmaniac , Stan Lane & Tom Prichard
Smoky Mountain Wrestling: Volunteer Slam II * May 9, 1993

Ultimate Jeopardy Steel Cage Match
Tommy Dreamer, Public Enemy & The Pitbulls vs. Raven, Stevie Richards, The Eliminators & The Heavenly Bodies
ECW December to Dismember * December 9, 1995 - This is the first time the match has ever been released ever.

Ultimate Jeopardy Steel Cage Match
Buh Buh Ray Dudley, D-Von Dudley & Mustafa Saed vs. New Jack, Axl Rotten & Balls Mahoney
ECW CyberSlam * April 3, 1999

John Cena Back on the Road

John Cena is back on the road withWWEat this weekend's RAW live events. He will work Tables matches against Ryback.

Update on Dolph Ziggler

- Dolph Ziggler will appear at this weekend's Smackdown live events, even though he is not medically cleared to wrestle after his concussion from several weeks ago. It's possible he'll just cut a promo or accompany Big E.Langstonto the ring.The Wrestling Observerreports that Ziggler will be tested against soon, possible before Monday's RAW in Hartford, CT. If he's cleared, he could return on that same show.

Changes Made To CZW Tournament Of Death

Matt Tremont has been pulled from the June 8 CZW Tournament of Death due to a health issue. As part of new rules for the state of Delaware, anyone in a Death Match style show is required to have a blood test. Tremont can't be cleared with the normal blood test due to a health issue with his Pancreas. He had another test, but the results won't be in until after June 8 so he can't compete.

The promotion has now re-ordered the first round of the tournament. Joe Gacy was also pulled as part of the changes.

Here are the matches:

*Ultraviolent Dog Collar Match: CZW champion MASADA vs. Ron Mathis.

*Mummified Barbed Wire Match: Danny Havoc vs. Rory Mondo.

*Ultraviolent Ladders Match: Lucky tHURteen vs. Scotty Vortekz

*International Panes of Glass: CZW owner DJ Hyde vs. Takumi Tsukamoto from Big Japan.

Masada will still compete even with a torn meniscus that needs surgery.

CZW also announced that the card will be Sami Callihan's official farewell with the promotion as he has signed with WWE.

Changes Made To CZW Tournament Of Death

Non-Spoiler Match Listing For Tonight’s WWE Smackdown

  • Kane vs. Seth Rollins
  • Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns
  • KofiKingstonvs. Ryback
  • Big E Langston vs. Alberto Del Rio
  • Curtis Axel vs. Sin Cara
  • Chris Jericho vs. Cody Rhodes
  • Non-Title Match Dean Ambrose © vs. Randy Orton

  • 5/30 Evolve 20 results

    Pre-Show Match: Chasyn Rance and Santana Garrett defeated Mercedes Justine and Derek Ryze.

    1. The Bravado Brothers (Harlem Bravado & Lancelot Bravado) def Maxwell Chicago & Sugar Dunkerton

    2. Lince Dorado won a six-way Fray over Andrew Everett, Caleb Konley, Jon Davis, Lince Dorado, Shane Strickland, and Tommy Taylor.

    3. Brian Cage over Chuck Taylor.

    4. Anthony Nese defeated Samuray Del Sol.

    5. Tomahawk TT beat EITA.

    6. Johnny Gargano beat Matt Jackson.

    7. A.R. Fox defeated Nick Jackson to retain the Evolve Title. 

    Press Release on Bound For Glory in San Diego

    The miles traveled, the battles fought, the challenges met and the lives changed … all of them lead here. TNA Wrestling is heading to San Diego for the very first time with its marquee Pay-Per-View event of 2013 BOUND FOR GLORY, live from Viejas Arena on the campus of San Diego State University Sunday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.
    Tickets for BOUND FOR GLORY go on sale Friday, June 7, through the Viejas Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.
    “I'm really looking forward to bringing our biggest Pay-Per-View event of the year to San Diego for the first TNA show ever in this great city,” said TNA President Dixie Carter.
    “Since 2005, Bound for Glory has brought fans from across the world together to enjoy a jam-packed weekend of fun and intense competition, and I’m thrilled that we will have the sunny Southern California coast as our backdrop.”
    The BOUND FOR GLORY Pay-Per-View will be the capstone on a weekend full of activities featuring TNA Superstars, including a TNA Fan InterAction event Saturday, Oct. 19, plus the induction of the second member of the TNA Wrestling Hall Of Fame during a special ceremony Saturday night.
    The newest TNA Wrestling Hall Of Fame inductee will be revealed this Sunday during TNA SLAMMIVERSARY, live on Pay-Per-View.
    TNA Wrestling Superstars including inaugural TNA Hall of Famer “The Icon” STING, “The Immortal” HULK HOGAN, BULLY RAY, “The Charismatic Enigma” JEFF HARDY, Olympic gold medalist KURT ANGLE, “The Phenomenal” AJ STYLES, BOBBY ROODE, AUSTIN ARIES and “The Cowboy” JAMES STORM, are among those expected to appear at BOUND FOR GLORY, as well as standout competitors from the X-DIVISION, plus the lovely and lethal KNOCKOUTS.
    Fans interested in the “BOUND FOR GLORY VIP Weekend,” including expanded activities in the San Diego area, TNA Fan InterAction and the annual TNA Wrestling Hall of Fame induction can visit for info on travel packages that include lodging, premium first or second row tickets to BOUND FOR GLORY and so much more.

    We encourage you to follow us on Twitter @IMPACTWRESTLING, @TNADixie and @TNAPR, and on Facebook at for our latest social news.

    5/30 Impact Wrestling Report

    Impact Wrestling kicks off with highlights from last week and then the camera cuts to the back where Bully Ray is rallying the troops. He says the order of business for Aces & Eights tonight is AJ Styles and nothing else. D-Lo tells Mr. Anderson that he thought his idea to get AJ in the club would work and he’s sorry it didn’t work out. Bully seems pissed by this and stares D-Lo down and then Anderson before walking away. As D-Lo starts to walk away Anderson slams him into the wall and then beats him down! Anderson spits his gum on D-Lo and then walks away with the rest of Aces & Eights.
    Team 3D make their way down to the ring and this is probably the first time those two have been in the ring together, both with gold and it not be a Tag Team Championship. Bully Ray says there are 3 days until Slammiversary when Devon will take out Joseph Park for good and Bully will defend his belt against Sting. Ray says Sting named the No Holds Barred stipulation and he asks if Sting really gave that thought. He says Sting is going to try and break his bones, poke out his eyes, or rip out his throat but it doesn’t matter. Bully says he isn’t taking anything away from Sting because he has beaten some of the greatest World Champions to become an “Icon.” Bully namedrops some of the people Sting has beat for World Titles including Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Kurt Angle, and even Jeff Hardy. Ray mockingly says everyone loves Jeff Hardy and then says Ray didn’t just beat Hardy for the World Title, he took him out. Ray says he made sure the fans would never see him again. He says that he can’t wait for Slammiversary to make sure Sting never gets another shot at the World Title again, but for now he’ll just be patient. He says he doesn’t want to wait for the match with Sting & Park though so they need to get out to the ring and fight now!
    Team 3D (Bully Ray & Devon) vs. “The Icon” Sting & Joseph Park
    Sting & Park hit the ring and immediately Ray dumps Park out to the floor while Sting tosses Devon out as well. Sting slams Devon into the guardrail as Ray fights back at Ray! Sting tosses Devon all around ringside banging him off the ring steps and the guardrail again and again. Ray shoves Park into the ring post while Sting rakes Devon’s eyes. Devon is finally fighting back on Sting now as Ray hits Park with a chair. Devon hits Sting in the throat and Park hits Ray with a series of right hands. Devon and Sting are brawling on the entrance ramp now as a “we want tables” chant starts. Ray slams Park into the ring steps and Sting backdrops Devon over the top rope into the ring. Bully Ray slams Park’s hand down onto the ring steps repeatedly as Sting once again drags Devon back out to the floor. Sting slams Devon into the timekeepers table. Bully gets in the ring and dares Sting to join him. Sting obliges and Ray shoves him. Sting and Ray exchange right hands and then they both hit the ropes and collide into each other with clotheslines!
    Back from the break Devon is beating Park up in the ring as things have finally settled into a tag match. Devon chokes Park in the ropes and then hits the ropes only to eat a hip toss from Park! Park Scoop Slams Devon and then climbs up top! Park sets up for the Closing Argument but Bully Ray kicks him off the top and then decks him before Devon clotheslines him. Devon chokes Park again and then tags Ray into the match. Devon holds Park as Ray clotheslines him. Ray taunts Park before laying into him with hard right hands. Ray knocks Sting off the apron and then goes back to assaulting Park. Ray hits an Elbow Drop for a nearfall and then tags Devon back into the match. Devon hits a Hulk Hogan style Leg Drop and then does a Hogan taunt to the crowd. Devon covers Park and gets another nearfall before putting Park in a chinlock. Park fights up to his feet and breaks the hold with elbows. Park hits the ropes but runs into a Corkscrew Elbow from Devon for another nearfall. Ray tags back into the match and then connects with a Running Dropkick and then drops down clubbing blows across the back of Park. Devon tags in and then they attempt a Double Clothesline, but Park ducks and they hit each other! Sting tags in and hits clotheslines and right hands on both Devon & Ray! Sting dropkicks Devon into Bully Ray and then kicks Devon’s legs out from under him! Sting puts Devon in the Scorpion Death Lock! Ray attempts to break it up but Park trips him and tries to put Ray in the Scorpion as well, but Sting tries to yell at him to get out of the ring. Ray kicks Park into Sting as Park was struggling to figure out how to put the Scorpion on him. Park goes flying out of the ring and then 3D whip Sting into the corner. Sting explodes out of the corner with a Double Clothesline and then a Stinger Splash on Devon! Stinger Splash attempt on Ray but he moves and they hit the Reverse 3D on Sting! Park rolls back in the ring but eats a Scoop Slam from Ray! Devon climbs up top and 3D sets up for the Wassup Diving Headbutt! Abyss’ music hits and Ray climbs out on the ramp waiting for Abyss. Sting tosses Devon off the top and hits the Scorpion Death Drop! Ray tries to get in the ring but Park stops him! 1…2…3!
    Winners Sting & Park via pinfall (Scorpion Death Drop)
    Dixie Carter is shown backstage.
    Backstage Kurt Angle bitches about AJ Styles. Angle says AJ has done things to him that are unforgiveable. He says there may be some mutual respect still there but he is going to have to pay a price for what he did. Angle says tonight he’ll be watching AJ’s match “very closely…literally.”
    AJ vs. Anderson in the Main Event is hyped up.
    Dixie Carter walks down to the ring and she says Slammiversary is a very special night for TNA as they celebrate 11 years in business. She says TNA wouldn’t be here without the best fans in the world so she thanks them. Dixie says she’s seen some of the greatest men and women grace the TNA ring so she’s very proud to announce that at Slammiversary the 2nd inductee into the TNA Hall of Fame will be announced. She says last year it was Sting that became the first inductee and this Sunday Sting is in a big title match and she wishes him the best of luck. Aces & Eights music interrupts Dixie and then members DOC, Garett Bischoff, & Wes Brisco walk out.
    Garett gets in the ring with Dixie and asks her where the love for them is. He asks where her love for Bully Ray is like she gave Sting. He says that he knows she’s real excited about the big celebration at Slammiversary but he has news for her because it’s going to feel more like a funeral. DOC & Wes get in the ring now to as Dixie starts to get nervous. They corner her in the ring but then Samoa Joe’s music hits as Samoa Joe & Magnus hit the ring. Aces & Eights bail out but Joe grabs a microphone. Joe says he sat at home picking stitches out of his face seething to get his hands on every member of Aces & Eights. Joe says that wait is over and then he says he doesn’t know who ever gave Garett permission to speak, but since he wants to get real lippy with Garett then he get in the ring and see just how lippy he gets as Joe beats him into the man that he will never be.
    Aces & Eights huddle up and then Garett accepts!
    Samoa Joe w/Magnus vs. Garett Bischoff w/Wes Brisco & DOC
    Garett slides into the ring and attacks Joe as he talks to Magnus. Garett beats on Joe in the corner but Joe no sells it and then slaps the monkey crap out of Garett with a chop. Joe hits a series of jabs on Garett and then tosses him into the corner. Joe comes in like a bulldozer with a Running Back Elbow followed by a Leaping Enziguri!
    Joe hits Garett with a Mafia Kick and then hits the ropes but DOC trips him. Magnus goes after DOC & Wes! Garett clotheslines Joe and then climbs out to the floor and helps the beating on Magnus. The referee throws the match out.
    Joe dives through the ropes onto all the members of Aces & Eights! Joe calls them cowards and then he says that he made a contingency plan for cowards. Joe says he realized this might happen earlier today and that’s why this Sunday in Boston it will be Garett Bischoff, Wes Brisco, & DOC (who Joe calls a “big shaved ape” which gets a “big shaved ape” chant) vs. Samoa Joe, Magnus, and the returning…JEFF HARDY! Aces & Eights freak out at ringside as Joe and Magnus taunt them.
    Footage of Gunner’s return last week is shown. Backstage James Storm says that people have asked him “why Gunner?” and then he says “look at him, he’s a beast!” Storm mentions Gunner’s military background and says “he’s killed people!” He says that Gunner has killed people for a country and he’ll kill for Storm too. Gunner says they have fought each other before so he knows what he’s getting himself into. He says they are going to go to war and Storm needs a warrior.
    Backstage Hulk Hogan talks to Brooke and he says he needs to know what happened last week with Bully. Brooke says it’s hard when you see your husband and he says he still loves you. Hulk says he’s just trying to destroy everything and Brooke says she knows, but it’s just hard because she thought he was once a good guy. Brooke says she can’t focus on the Knockouts with Bully running around but Hulk says he believes Sting can get the job done and he’d bet the farm on it.
    8-Man Tag Team Match
    Bad Influence & Dirty Heels vs. Gunner, “Cowboy” James Storm, “Super Mex” Hernandez, & “Mexican Warrior” Chavo Guerrero Jr.
    Daniels & Gunner will start the match off. Daniels talks trash to the bigger Gunner and then they lockup with Gunner forcing Daniels into the corner. Gunner breaks clean but Daniels chops him. Gunner shrugs it off and kicks Daniels. Gunner whips Daniels into the ropes and connects with a back elbow. Gunner beats on Daniels in the corner and then whips him into the opposite corner and follows up with a backdrop. Daniels slides out of the ring to catch a breather where his hetero life-mate Kaz joins him. Daniels slides back in the ring and surprises Aries with a tag which gets an “Aries” chant started. Aries acts like he’s fired up but then turns around and blind tags Roode into the match. Aries cheers for Roode from the floor as Roode reluctantly locks up with Gunner. Roode puts Gunner in a hammerlock but Gunner reverses it only to eat a back elbow. Roode slams Gunner into the turnbuckles and then connects with a series of punches and chops. Roode whips Gunner into the opposite corner and charges at him but Gunner gets his boot up and then clotheslines Roode! Gunner tosses Roode into the babyface corner and tags Chavo into the match. Chavo hits a series of European Uppercuts and then old school stomps him down in the corner. Chavo hits a Scoop Slam and then tags Hernandez into the match and Hernandez Scoop Slams Chavo on top of Roode followed by a Splash! Mex hits Roode with a snapmare and then tags Chavo in and he connects with a sliding dropkick. Chavo picks Roode up but eats a knee from Roode followed by an elbow. Roode then goes for a Scoop Slam but Chavo blocks it and hits the Three Amigos! Chavo climbs up top and Kaz runs over to stop him but gets kicked off the apron. Daniels then runs over as well but gets kicked too. Aries then runs in and dropkicks Chavo off the top to the floor! They babyfaces regroup on the floor and then Roode runs out and tosses Chavo back into the ring as the other heels distracted the faces. Roode beats on Chavo and then tags Aries in. Roode catapults Chavo into a Forearm Smash from Aries on the apron. Chavo falls back onto the knees of Roode and then Aries slingshots himself into a Corkscrew Elbow on Chavo! 1…2…NO Chavo kicks out! Daniels tags in and puts the boots to Chavo. Kaz tags in and then Bad Influence whips Chavo into the ropes and Daniels hits him in the ribs. Kaz then connects with a Rolling Neckbreaker for a nearfall. Roode tags in and puts the boots to Chavo as Daniels holds him. Aries chokes Chavo as Roode distracts the referee. Kaz tags himself back in as he slaps the back of Roode and then hits a Snapmare Takeover and locks Chavo in a headlock. Kaz puts the boots to Chavo and then ALL the heels do the same as Kaz distracts the referee. Bad Influence whips Chavo into the opposite corner and then Daniels charges at him but Chavo ducks and Kaz goes flying into the turnbuckles! Chavo dropkicks Kaz and then tags Mex in as Kaz tags in Roode. Hernandez clotheslines Roode repeatedly and then takes a charging Aries out with the Get Off Me! Hernandez charges at Roode in the corner but Roode backdrops him over the top. Hernandez lands on the apron and then nails Roode with a shoulderblock through the ropes followed by a Slingshot Shoulderblock! Aries runs at him but Hernandez Press Slams him way in the air! Hernandez then lifts Roode up in a Backbreaker (over the shoulder style)! 1…2…NO Bad Influence breaks it up! They whip Hernandez into the ropes and attempt a double clothesline but Hernandez runs through it and attempts one of his own. He hits Kaz but Daniels ducks and then hits Hernandez with a back kick. Daniels hits the ropes but runs right into the Get Off Me! Hernandez goes for the Border Toss but Kaz pulls Daniels down and drags him to the floor. Aries then comes flying out of nowhere with the IED on Hernandez! Aries goes for the Brainbuster but Hernandez counters into a crazy throw! Gunner tags back in and swings at Aries but Aries ducks and connects with a nasty Roaring Elbow! Aries goes for another one but Gunner ducks and hits a nasty Backbreaker! Gunner then puts Aries in the Torture Rack and Aries taps!
    Winners: Storm, Gunner, Chavo, & Hernandez via submission (Torture Rack)
    AJ Styles is shown arriving in the backstage driving his bike into the backstage area.
    Bully Ray tries to rally the troops backstage again. Ray says that AJ had the nerve to turn them down so Anderson better take care of him tonight. Devon says Joseph Park is his responsibility and if Abyss even thinks about showing up then his ass belongs to him. Ray freaks out about Jeff Hardy coming back and says he shouldn’t even be walking after what he did to Hardy. He tells DOC, Garett, & Wes that they better take care of Joe, Magnus, & Hardy. Ray tells KNUX that he has a job for him too. Ray says Hogan is always throwing the word “war” around well tonight they are declaring war on TNA so he wants a lot of victims tonight! He says if he doesn’t get victims then one or even all of them might end up like D-Lo. Ray looks at Devon and says “even you” could end up like that.
    Mickie James is shown with her new Knockouts Title backstage.
    A great video package announcing the location for Bound for Glory is shown with several of TNA’s wrestlers saying why they will steal the show. San Diego, CA will be the home to the 2013 BFG!
    Clips of Mickie’s win last week are shown and then she comes out for her title celebration. That skirt Mickie is wearing has to be the shortest skirt in the history of skirts…I’m not complaining either. Mickie says it feels good to be champ and she just wanted to come out and thank the fans that have supported her. She says this year has been a crazy year for her with her album coming out and now the Knockouts Title. She holds up the belt and says it’s been almost 2 years since she’s held that belt. She says that it’s been a long time coming and for her fans that have stood by her she loves them, but there have been a handful of people that doubted the way she won the title. Mickie says it’s not fair because she deserves the belt so she would like to address that situation right now. Mickie calls out her “dear friend” Velvet Sky.
    Velvet comes down to the ring with her knee taped up. Velvet’s skirt is definitely competing with Mickie’s for that “Shortest Ever Title.” Mickie says there has been some negativity towards her because she came to Velvet BEFORE the match to make sure that she wanted to do the match or wait. Mickie says Velvet said “yes” to the match and that’s why she loves her because she was a fighting champion. Mickie says it was sad because Velvet’s knee “went out” and then Mickie won the belt, she sounds extremely condescending during this entire thing.
    Velvet takes the microphone and says she can’t tell her what all the support from Mickie & the fans mean to her. Velvet says business is business and she wants her rematch and Mickie says she can have it anytime she wants, but they should wait until she’s healthy. Velvet says she would like her rematch at Slammiversary and Mickie says she would LOVE to do that but Brooke already booked Gail & Terrell at Slammiversary so they can’t have their match. Gail Kim’s music interrupts them.
    Gail says she appreciates the love and festivities going on but they need to get one thing straight Mickie would have never won that title without Gail’s help (messing up Velvet’s knee). Gail says she almost destroyed Velvet’s leg and lately she’s been so frustrated to the point that she even took out her own partner Tara. Gail says she’s going to finish what she started and take Terrell out at Slammiversary and make sure that she’s the last Knockout standing. Gail says after that she’s going after what is rightfully hers, the Knockouts Title. Velvet reminds Gail that she’s the first in line for a shot. Gail then kicks Velvet’s knee and drags her to the ring post again, but Terrell runs out and chases her off. Mickie just watched the entire time. Mickie just shrugged as Terrell looked up at her.
    Mixed Tag Team Match 
    Kenny King & Gail Kim vs. Chris Sabin & Taryn Terrell
    OBD is going to referee this one. Terrell goes after Gail and trips her before slamming her head into the mat repeatedly. Terrell hits a series of forearms and then a sloppy clothesline. Terrell hits a Rolling Neckbreaker and then slams her into the turnbuckles. Terrell hits a series of forearms and then ODB pulls her off. Terrell charges at Gail but Gail slides through the ropes. Terrell stops and clotheslines Gail on the apron. Terrell suplexes Gail over the top back into the ring! Terrell climbs up top and dives off with a Flying Cross Body! 1…2…NO Gail kicks out! Terrell goes to kick Gail but she rolls out of the way and King tags in. Sabin tags in as well and then he swings at Sabin, but he ducks and chops away at King. Sabin attempts to whip King into the ropes, but King reverses it only to eat an armdrag from Sabin. Sabin hits another armdrag and locks in an armbar. Sabin taunts King by slapping King’s hand as the fans clap with him. Sabin then picks King up, still holding on the arm, and puts him in a hammerlock. King reverses it and then tries to shove Sabin into Terrell, but Sabin stops only to eat a clothesline to the back. King puts the boots to Sabin and then hits the ropes and ducks a clothesline followed up with a Cartwheel Kick to Sabin! King taunts Terrell and then covers Sabin for a nearfall. King puts Sabin in a submission but Sabin fights it off and breaks the hold with a Hip Toss. Sabin then hits the ropes but Gail kicks him in the back from the apron and King hits a Spinning Heel Kick as well! King covers Sabin but ODB was holding Terrell back. Finally she covers over for the pin but Sabin kicks out. King hits a Scoop Slam and then attempts a Springboard Guillotine Leg Drop, but Sabin moves out of the way and hits a series of clotheslines and forearms. Sabin whips King into the corner and hits a Running Clothesline and then tosses King back to the center of the ring and hits a Spinning Back Kick. Sabin lifts King up in what looks like Powerbomb but switches in mid move into a Gutwrench Front Slam! 1…2…NO King kicks out! Sabin sets up for something but Gail grabs him by the hair allowing King to attack him from behind. Terrell chases Gail around the ring until King gets between them. Sabin hits King from behind and Gail tries to kick Sabin but he catches her foot. Sabin spins her around into a Spear from Terrell! Sabin then ducks a Spin Kick from King and hits an Enziguri! Sabin hits that Cradle Michinoku Driver! 1…2…3!
    Winners: Sabin & Terrell via pinfall (Cradle Michinoku Driver)
    Sabin says this Sunday at Slammiversary, after 2 years of surgery and rehab he gets his redemption. King attacks Sabin from behind and talks trash before setting up for the Royal Flush! Suicide runs down and pulls Sabin off King’s shoulders, and then hits that crazy Tiger Breaker he hit last week! Suicide picks up the X-Division Title and then looks at Sabin and they both look down at the belt.
    AJ Styles is shown walking backstage.
    Tickets go on sale next week for BFG.
    A video package highlighting Sting’s past World Title reigns. Great stuff here with Sting talking about his first World Title win over Ric Flair at Great American Bash ’90. He puts over how much he worked to get to that spot and what a World Title means. He says Ric Flair, Kurt Angle, Jeff Jarrett, and Hogan are his favorite World Title opponents and puts over the Starrcade match as a massive moment in his career. He says this match is about taking the power away from Bully Ray and stripping Aces & Eights power, and this is will be his one chance to drive the stake through Bully’s heart.
    Main Event 
    “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles vs. Mr. Anderson
    As AJ climbs in the ring Anderson jumps him. AJ fights back as a huge “let’s go AJ” chant starts. AJ chops away at Anderson in the corner. AJ then slams Anderson into the turnbuckles and then hits a leg kick. Anderson answers with a series of right hands, but AJ fights back with his own rights. Anderson gets AJ in a side headlock but AJ shoves him into the ropes only to eat a shoulder block. Anderson taunts AJ and then hits the ropes but AJ quickly grabs his leg and trips him. AJ kicks Anderson in the ribs and then hits a Scoop Slam followed by an Elbow Drop. Looks like AJ’s shirt says “NO ONE” on it. AJ hits a Vertical Suplex for a nearfall. AJ whips Anderson into the corner and then lays into Anderson with a series of forearms. Anderson fights back with punches and kicks. He stomps AJ down in the corner and then chokes him with his boot. AJ rolls out to the apron and catches Anderson with a Jawbreaker onto the top rope. Anderson rolls away and out to the opposite apron. AJ grabs Anderson and pulls him back in and then tosses Anderson out to the floor. AJ tosses his shirt to the side and then hits a Flying Dropkick through the ropes sending Anderson into the announce table!
    Back from the break AJ continues to beat on Anderson. AJ attempts to Suplex Anderson back into the ring, but Anderson blocks it and then attempts to suplex AJ to the outside! AJ blocks it and lands on the apron. AJ kicks Anderson and then connects with a series of right hands. The referee tries to get them back in the ring but AJ shoves him away. Anderson pokes AJ in the eyes and then DDT’s him on the apron! Anderson slams AJ into the apron and then rolls him back into the ring where Anderson gets a nearfall. Anderson continues to stomp AJ as a “let’s go AJ” chant starts. AJ tries fighting back but Anderson backdrops AJ way up in the lights! 1…2…NO AJ kicks out! Anderson puts AJ in a Keylock and then a Body Scissors at the same time. AJ rolls over and then gets to his feet and breaks the hold with body shots. AJ ducks a clothesline and then sidesteps a Knee Lift from Anderson and rolls him up quickly! 1…2…NO Anderson kicks out and then runs over AJ with a shoulder bock. Anderson gets a nearfall and then slams his knee into AJ’s arm repeatedly. Anderson puts AJ’s arm in an Armbar as it seems like Anderson has decided to go after the arm. AJ fights him off with punches from the other arm and then he nails Anderson with a series of shoulder blocks in the corner. AJ and Anderson exchange right hands and then AJ unleashes a series of wicked strikes. He hit a looping right followed by a left hook, a leg kick, and then a Spinning Back Fist! AJ caps it off with a nasty Lariat! AJ then hits a Roundhouse Kick and a clothesline followed by a Spinebuster. AJ hits a Splash, 1…2…NO Anderson kicks out! AJ lifts Anderson up to his shoulders but Anderson blocks whatever he was attempting and goes for a German Suplex, but AJ runs into the corner and uses the momentum to slam Anderson into the turnbuckles. AJ climbs up top and screams “screw Aces & Eights” as he goes for a Tornado DDT. Anderson blocks it and slaps AJ. Anderson then lifts AJ up in the Green Bay Plunge! 1…2…NO AJ kicks out! Anderson goes for the Mic Check but AJ blocks it and hits a series of elbows. Anderson wings at AJ but he ducks and then lifts Anderson up to the top rope crotching him on the top. AJ then pulls Anderson back hanging him upside down in the tree of woe in the corner! AJ then hits a nasty Hesitation Dropkick! Kurt Angle runs down to the ring and nails AJ!
    Winner: AJ via DQ
    Angle beats on AJ until AJ kicks him in the knee. Aces & Eights then run down and jump AJ! Samoa Joe, Magnus, Joseph Park, & Sting hit the ring! A huge brawl has erupted! AJ and Angle go back to fighting as the rest of the TNA guys and Aces & Eights fight. Finally the ring clears leaving just Sting & Bully in the ring! They get face to face and exchange blows! Sting explodes on Bully with rights and lefts and then trips him and locks in the Scorpion! Devon slides in the ring and hits Sting from behind! They hit the 3D! The rest of Aces & Eights hit the ring and celebrate over the fallen Sting.