Sunday, June 30, 2013

Updated Spoiler on Newest Member of The Main Event Mafia

Besides Rampage Jackson, one of the newest members also includes Bound for Glory series leader, Magnus, aka "The Brit." The current five members of Main Event Mafia include Sting, Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, Magnus and Rampage Jackson.

Winners and Losers June 30th

Here is the second winners and losers colum who had a good week and who didn't


Austin Aries- The Greatest Man that ever lived put himself right back in TNA main event picture as part of a very well done twist.

The Usos- After many years of being jobbers to the star the talented tag team is finally get a push and a shot at the tag team titles

Tyson Kidd and Natalya- The real life couple got married this week after dating for several years.


ROH-  The company finally gave up on doing live IPPV's after so many failures at streaming them. They also knowing full there world champion was leaving didn't have him drop the title. Yeah that's real great planning ROH.

The Suicide Gimmick- The gimmick that had tons of untapped potential appears to have been killed off for good after the identity of the guy playing it was exposed.

Rey Mysterio- The often injured star is said to have some people angry at him for and with reports he just can't heal after years of wear and tear we may have seen the last of him in the ring.

Bully Ray Pulled From Recent TNA Events

TNA Champion Bully Ray didn't work TNA live events this past Thursday and Friday due to suffering from pink eye according to a report by Dave Meltzer. TNA pulled him from the shows in what was described as a "precautionary measure." Ray did work the Impact Wrestling television tapings last night in Las Vegas.

Notes on the WWE Creative Team

Notes on the current writing team structure in WWE according to a report.
Stephanie McMahon was described as having a more minimized role.
Brian "Road Dogg" James is now part of the creative team.
Michael Hayes remains part of the creative process, but isn't in the office as much and takes part in conference calls during major meetings.
David "Ranjin Singh" Kapoor's role has changed in that he delegates the work load to the writers after Vince McMahon makes any changes and works closely with TV, App and web people. This was described as more of a "show runner" position.
Ed Koskey is now the lead writer for RAW.
Ryan Ward (who was the writer for NXT) is now the lead writer of Smackdown.

Latest Wrestlemania 29 Buyrate

The latest buyrate estimate for Wrestlemania 29 on 4/7 has the show trending slightly down from the first estimate. The show is now estimated at drawing 1,041,000 buys, down from the initial estimate of 1,048,000. WWE will be releasing an official figure in a few weeks.

WWE Business News and Notes

WWE business notes for May 2013 courtesy of Dave Meltzer.
* Average house show attendance was 4,438 paid per show. It's up 10% from 2012.
* DVD unit shipments were 305,000, up from 301,000 last year.
* drew 13.5 million unique visitors, identical to last year.
* averaged 613 orders per day, once again identital to last year.

More Detalied July 11th Impact Wrestling Spoilers

This show was set up as a Joker's Wild tournament that would set up a gauntlet match for 25 points in the Bound For Glory Series.

1. Samoa Joe and A.J. Styles beat Jeff Hardy and Joseph Park. Joe made Park tap with a rear naked chokehold. 

2. Mr. Anderson and Magnus defeated Jay Bradley and Hernandez. So far it was "random drawing 101" with people in feuds within the BFG series teaming up. A nice "asshole" chant broke out. Magnus pinned Hernandez without help from Anderson. 

Aces & 8's were out next through the crowd and had Las Vegas police around them.  Bully Ray took the mic. Bully talked about Chris Sabin having the opportunity for his tittle. Bully got the "what" treatment through his promo. Bully talked about voting in the Vice President. Bully said no to the challenge at Louisville. The Main Event Mafia came out. Kurt Angle took the mic and flubbed his lines, but said they would eliminate the Aces & 8's in Louisville. Sting said the newest member of Mafia is a heavy hitter and they walked off the stage.

3. Bobby Roode and Kazarian defeated Christopher Daniels and Austin Aries. Well, slap me around and call me Sally if I didn't see this one coming!!! Kazarian and Roode won with a small package. Daniels broke a three count following a very impressive DDT from the ropes. Bad Influence made up afterwards and walked to the back together.

4. Gail Kim defeated Taryn Terrell in a ladder match. Mickie James was seated on the railing next to the fans. There were a lot of your typical bumps for this one. A "this is awesome" chant broke out. Taryn brought another ladder out. They teased a spot with Gail Kim laying on the second ladder but she rolled out. There was a very nice splash from Taryn from the top of the ladder. Finally, Gail won by tying Taryn's hair to the ropes. The Knockouts had an awesome match with plenty of time to work with. The crowd was into it and they went all out. The best match of the TV taping for either show by far.

5. Magnus won a gauntlet match to earn 25 points in the Bound For Glory Series. Styles and Magnus opened the gauntlet match, which was fought Royal Rumble style until two men were left and then they fought the 25 points. The crowd was not into either of these guys and a boring chant broke out until Kazarian came out next. Samoa Joe was out next. Styles eliminated Kazarian. The Main Event double teamed Styles until Mr. Anderson came out. Roode came out next and the countdown to the final two was on. Anderson eliminated Styles. Joe and Anderson double eliminated each other and the match portion took place. Magnus won with a reverse roll up to a good reaction. 

Hulk Hogan came out for the X Division cash-in announcement and received a good reaction. They love Hogan live. He introduced Chris Sabin, who got a nice reaction. 
Sabin handed the tittle to Hulk, but Aces & 8's interrupted. Bully told Sabin that he would never beat him. Sabin told Bully that it was him who pinned Bully in Team 3D's retirement match. Bully brought out Aces & 8's. The Main Event Mafia came out.

Sting introduced Rampage Jackson to a standing ovation. The Mafia posed on the stage as the July 11 show came to a close. I don't know if this will be on TV, but Bully challenged Hulk, who started to threaten Bully. Hulk and Sabin double teamed Bully to close out the night.

Xplosion Taping 

1. Chavo Guerrero defeated Kenny King. This match was actually taped before the final Impact segment. An FSW chant broke out. FSW is the local wrestling company out here. The crowd was hot for King, who was featured in the main event for the crowd. However, Chavo won with a frogsplash. 

More Detailed July 4th Impact Wrestling Spoilers


1. ODB beat Tara. An ODB chant got started. Tara dominated much of the match until ODB got to the magic flask and won on a what looked like a messed up F5. 

July 4 TNA Impact Wrestling Taping

Christy Hemme came out and then Tazz came out. Huge boos for Tazz. 

Austin Aries came out with the X Division Tittle. He talked about whether you like him or hate him you have to respect him. He called Hulk Hogan out and the place came unglued! Hogan stopped the crowd from chanting his name and told them to chant Aries' name. Hogan announced that he wasn't cashing in but instead he would have a main event vs. Suicide (with a new name) and Chris Sabin. 

1. A.J. Styles defeated Kazarian by submission in a Bound For Glory Series match. Bad Influence came out dressed as Siegfried and Roy!!! I tried getting a Fandango humming going but nobody joined. I swear they look like him tonight. I am assuming this was a BFG Series match since they didn't announce it to the live crowd.

Mickie James came out to talk about next week's ladder match. She was full blown heel and the fans gave her hell.

Ryan Howe got the gut check nod, but the live crowd didn't like the decision.

2. Hernandez defeated Jay Bradley in a Bound For Glory Series match. Bradley got X-Pac heat. Hernandez won via pinfall with Chavo Guerrero's help. Aces and eights were shown talking backstage.

3. TNA Tag Champions James Storm and Gunner beat Bro-Mans (Jessie Godderz and Robbie T). Bro-Man's music was kind of catchy. The champs won by pinfall. 

Sting and Kurt Angle came out representing the Main Event Mafia and received a huge pop. Sting introduced Samoa joe and he looked great in his Mafia gear. Nice touch. A huge Joe chant started. Joe played to the crowd and said Las Vegas is again run by the Mafia. Angle put over joe as the baddest SOB he ever faced. Angle introduced Magnus as the next member of Main Event Mafia. A small Magnus chant started. Magnus again put over Joe, who looked like the shining crown in the ring.

4. Jeff Hardy beat Joseph Park by DQ in a Bound For Glory Series match. A "Fruity Pebbles" chant broke out followed by a "you can't wrestle: chant. A "we want tables" chant broke out. Joseph was busted open and he sidewalk slammed the ref after looking like Abyss. The crowd booed this. 

The in-ring Gut Check judgment was held. Al Snow got a Head chant. Ryan Howe came out to a round of boos. Al snow voted no. Ryan tried to say his promo, but he was booed throughout. Danny Davis said yes. Bruce Prichard voted no. 

5. Chris Sabin defeated Austin Aries and Suicide (with a new name) to win the X Division Title. Aces & 8's were in the crowd for this one. The crowd started chanting for T.J. Perkins. A Super Dragon chant broke out. It was a typical three-way dance early with one out of the ring while the other two duked it out. Perkins was powerbombed by DOC outside the ring. 

The Main Event Mafia came out and chased Aces & 8's back into the crowd. The EMT's came out as the masked man looked to be legitimately injured. I don't know if it was legit as the camera crew followed him to the back. After a great back and forth, the crowd chanted this is awesome! A TNA chant broke out. Sabin won with what looked like a front suplex from the top rope. Sabin showed his belt to Bully Ray and they jawed back and forth. Sabin told Bully he may be looking at the next world champion. They jawed back and worth again to close the July 4 taping.

Spoiler on Who the Newest Member of Main Event Mafia is

Rampage Jackson will be revealed as the newest member of the Main Event Mafia on the Impact Wrestling episode that will air on 7/11 from Las Vegas.

Bobby Lashley Wins Latest MMA Fight

At tonight's Global Warrior Challenge PPV event, Bobby Lashley (9-2) defeated Matthew Larson (2-2) via RD 1 (1:38) submission (rear naked choke).

Complete 7/11 Impact Wrestling Spoilers

7/11 TNA Impact Spoilers:
*There will be three Joker's Wild Tag Matches as part of Bound for Glory Series.

*AJ Styles & Samoa Joe defeated Jeff Hardy & Joseph Park in 4:48 when Joe forced Park to tap out to the Kokina Clutch. Good for the short time they had.

*Magnus & Mr. Anderson defeated Jay Bradley & Hernandez in 3:55. Anderson wouldn't tag in, leaving Magnus to work solo. Magnus schoolboyed Hernandez for the pin.

*Aces & Eights cut a promo about the Five Guys in the Main Event Mafia. MEM came out and challenged them to a fight next week in Louisville. Aces declined. MEM said Bully Ray will be defending his title next week. They vowed to reveal their new member tonight.

*Kaz & Bobby Roode defeated Daniels & Austin Aries. A great 6:20 match. Daniels broke up a Kaz pin to tease dissension. Kaz small packaged Daniels a few seconds later for the pin. Bad Influence teased a split but left together.

*All the winning teams enter Gauntlet tonight. Winner of that gets 25 points in the BFG Series.

*Gail Kim defeated Taryn Terrell in an awesome ladder match to become the new number one contender for the TNA Knockouts championship in 11:36.

*Magnus pinned Bobby Roode to win a six man Gauntlet in 15:02. Really good.


*Chavo Guerrero pinned Kenny King clean in King's hometown. Tons of signs for King in the crowd. Vegas was NOT happy.

6/30 ROH TV Report

This week’s show starts off with footage from the World Title Match between Jay and Mark Briscoe at Best in the World.
We are in the Studios and your host this week is Kevin Kelly as we take a look back at last week’s Best in the World iPPV. Kevin reminds us that Jay successfully retained the ROH World Title.
Kevin asks what the future is for Mark and Jay after the match at Best in the World.
We will look back at the issues between Ring of Honor and SCUM at Best in the World. We will see Matt Hardy versus Kevin Steen as well as the World TV Title Match and the World Tag Title Match.
Match Number One: Matt Taven versus Jimmy Jacobs versus Jay Lethal for the ROH TV Title
We miss the start of the match, but we see Taven with the people in the front row. Taven with a head butt and knee to Jacobs. Taven sends Jacobs into the guardrails. Lethal sends Taven into the guardrails. Lethal with shots to Jacobs and then he puts Jacobs on a chair and Jay with a drop kick to the head.
Jacobs sends Taven’s head into the apron and then he hits a drop kick. Jacobs sends Lethal and Taven’s heads together. Taven catches Jacobs on a dive off the apron and hits a power slam. Lethal with an Irish whip of Taven into the guardrails.
Taven and Lethal are in the ring and Lethal with a chop. Lethal with a hip toss followed by a cartwheel and drop kick for a near fall. Lethal with a punch in the corner to Taven followed by an Irish whip and chops. Lethal with another Irish whip but he is sent to the apron and Lethal with a chop and then he goes up top and hits a missile drop kick and then he hits a running forearm into the corner.
Lethal with a running Death Valley Driver for a near fall. Jacobs goes for a double sledge from the top and Lethal with a kick. Lethal slams Jacobs and then he goes up top. Jacobs with a punch to stop Lethal and then he hits a super rana for a near fall.
Jacobs punches Lethal and Truth trips Lethal. Taven with a boot to Lethal. Jacobs misses a forearm in the corner and Taven with an enzuigiri. Taven with a butterfly front driver of Jacobs onto Lethal to get a near fall on Jacobs. Taven punches Jacobs and chokes him. Taven with a boot to keep Lethal on the floor. Jacobs with a jawbreaker and he sends Taven to the floor.
We see Truth at the announce table and then we see all three men on the floor. Taven gets a near fall on Jacobs. Lethal tries for a sunset flip but Taven does not go over and Lethal pulls down his tights for a moment. Jacobs tries for the Contra Code on Taven but Taven sends Jacobs into the turnbuckles. Jacobs misses a clothesline on Taven. Lethal with a kick and a Flatline to Jacobs while he hits a DDT on Taven. Everyone is down in the ring.
All three men exchange punches. Taven with kicks to Jacobs and Lethal and then Taven goes for the wrist clutch head lock driver but Jacobs stops him and Jacobs with the Contra Code to Taven. Lethal with a giant swing to Jacobs. Taven gets a near fall on Lethal
Taven with a knee to Lethal’s midsection and then he puts Lethal on the top rope but Lethal escapes. Lethal gets Taven up for a belly-to-back suplex and turns it into a neck breaker. Lethal goes up top for the elbow drop and he hits it. Jacobs breaks up the cover and then Jacobs goes for the Contra Code but Lethal sends Jacobs over the top rope to the floor. Lethal with a springboard drop kick that knocks Taven off the apron.
Lethal with a suicide dive onto Taven. Lethal returns to the ring and Scarlett comes into the ring and she slaps Lethal. Lethal removes her top and the referee covers her up while Nigel and Kevin complain about what the referee is doing. Truth yells at Lethal and Jacobs with a spear to Lethal. Truth taps Jacobs on the back and Truth begs for mercy. Selezia gets between Jacobs and Truth. All of this happens while the referee is not looking at anything in the ring.
Selezia gets Jacobs up for an Air Raid Crash but Lethal with a super kick to Selezia. Jacobs with a springboard Ace Crusher to Lethal but something magically happens that allows Taven to retain the title.
Winner: Matt Taven
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: reDRagon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly) versus SCUM (Rhett Titus and Cliff Compton) versus C&C Wrestle Factory (Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander) for the ROH Tag Team Titles
The two teams of challengers battle while Fish and O’Reilly watch. Fish and O’Reilly join in the fun. Titus and Compton are pinballed before they are thrown out of the ring. Fish and O’Reilly with baseball slides and then Alexander with a flip dive onto Titus and Compton. O’Reilly holds the ropes for Coleman but Fish with a back heel kick and Kyle with an axe kick to the back of the head. Kyle slaps Caprice.
Cedric with a double missile drop kick to Kyle and Bobby. Coleman and Alexander with a series of kicks to Fish, ending with Total Elimination. Alexander with a drop kick to Kyle and Caprice with a leg drop to Kyle. Coleman gets Fish on his shoulders and Alexander goes up top. Titus with a drop kick to Coleman and Alexander is pushed off the turnbuckles by Compton.
Alexander is down on the floor and Compton and Titus are in control. Titus with a knee to Coleman and then he tags in Compton. We move ahead and Titus is back in the match and he drops a knee on Coleman’s arm and applies an arm bar on the injured left arm. Titus stops Coleman from making the tag and he connects with a boot to the chest.
Compton tags back in and they stop Coleman from making the tag for a moment but Caprice with a double drop kick. Alexander tags in and Kyle tags in. Alexander works over Kyle and Bobby. Alexander with an enzuigiri to Fish. Kyle with a few kicks to Alexander, but Cedric hits a full nelson front driver on Kyle for a near fall.
Alexander with a jawbreaker to Compton and then Cliff falls victim to a Hart Attack leg lariat from Coleman and Alexander. Titus is sent over the top rope onto Compton. Alexander with a running drop kick to Kyle in the corner. They get set for Overtime and they hit it but Alexander cannot capitalize and Titus and Compton try to pull Kyle out of the ring to prevent the cover. Coleman with a cross body onto Titus and Compton.
Alexander with a brainbuster on Kyle and Fish with a kick to the head and Bobby puts Kyle’s arm on top of Cedric to get the three count.
Winners: Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at the history between Kevin Steen and Matt Hardy in Ring of Honor.
Steve Corino gets on the mic and he says that Baltimore has been a city known for losers. False heroes that they cheer because they hate themselves so much. Matt Hardy is an icon. He says that they have an icon in front of them, but they boo him. This is man who has over 800,000 Twitter followers but you choose to boo him.
Instead you waste your time cheering someone like Cal Ripken and his sham streak. You boo Matt Hardy but you cheer that alleged killer Ray Lewis. You boo this man and you cheer that no good jealous Kevin Steen. Corino criticizes the way a fan threw something into the ring.
Kevin Steen comes to the ring and he provides a rebuttal to Corino’s opening remarks. He says that he has a request for Nigel. We all know that SCUM won’t keep their nose out of this so he will be damned if this ends as a disqualification. This should be a No DQ match. Nigel agrees and then Kevin wants to know if Matt’s brother is the one with balls in the family.
Match Number Three: Kevin Steen versus Matt Hardy in a No Disqualification Match
Hardy goes after Steen and they exchange punches. Now it is forearms with Steen getting the advantage. Hardy pulls the referee in front of him to avoid the cannonball. Hardy goes for the knee and then he starts to work on the hamstring. Hardy wraps the leg in the ropes. Steen runs Hardy into the turnbuckles but Hardy with an elbow. Steen with a power bomb and Hardy rolls to the floor.
Steen goes to the floor and he chops Hardy and Steen flips off a fan in the crowd. Steen sends Hardy into the guardrails. Steen grabs a crutch from a fan but we don’t see what he does. Steen comes off the apron and he sends Hardy groin first into the ring post a few times. Steen announces that Matt will have no children and he says that you are welcome.
Hardy with punches and then he sends Steen’s back into the guardrail. Hardy slams the head into the guardrail a few more times. Hardy punches Steen in front of Papa Briscoe.
They go back into the ring and Matt tells Corino to get something from the back. Corino gives Hardy a trash can and he hits Steen with it a few times. Corino gets a ladder and he puts it at ringside. Steen punches Hardy in the midsection to stop use of the trash can. Hardy with a neck breaker on Steen. Hardy with another neck breaker as he continues to focus on the neck.
Hardy goes up top for a moonsault but Steen is able to roll out of the way but Hardy still catches Steen in the back. Steen sets for the cannonball and he hits it. Steen puts the trash can on top of Hardy and it is time for another cannonball and he connects. Steen gets a near fall.
We move ahead and Steen sets up a table on the floor. Steen gets Hardy on his shoulders but Hardy holds on to the ropes. Rhett Titus tries to interfere and Steen with a package piledriver to Titus.
Hardy with a Side Effect to Steen for a near fall. Hardy with another Side Effect while the fans are not happy with the moves that Hardy is using. They fight to the apron and Hardy tries for a Side Effect through the table but Steen with an elbow to stop him. Steen tries for a package piledriver through the table but Jimmy Jacobs moves the table.
Steen power bombs Jacobs into the apron a few times. Steen with a kick to Hardy and Steen with a power bomb to Hardy on the apron. Cliff Compton hits Steen with a chair a few times. Hardy brings the ladder into the ring and he hits Steen in the face with it and then a shot to the back. Hardy holds the ladder over his head but Steen with a Codebreaker with an assist from the ladder and he is able to avoid it and he gets a near fall.
A few seconds later Steen with a low blow and F-Cinq but Hardy kicks out at two. Hardy with a low blow to avoid the package piledriver onto the ladder and Hardy with a Side Effect on the ladder but Steen kicks out at two.
Hardy sets up a chair in the ring and then he gets another one and puts it in the ring. Steen spits in Hardy’s face and Matt with a Twist of Fate through the chairs and he gets the three count.
Winner: Matt Hardy
After the match, members of SCUM attack Steen while no one comes to help Steen.
We go to credits.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Full 7/4 Impact Wrestling Spoilers


*ODB defeated Tara.

*They had an opening segment with Hulk Hogan to set up the main event. Noteworthy coming out of this is that Suicide is no more. TJ Perkins' persona is now known as "Manic." The main event is X-Division champ Austin Aries vs. Manic vs. Chris Sabin. All three made appearances to set this up.

*AJ Styles defeated Kazarian with his submission. Short but great. Bad Influence were dressed like Siegfried & Roy.

*TNA Knockouts champ Mickie James promo with a ladder to set up Gail Kim vs. Taryn Terrell ladder match "next week." Winner of that will be the new number one contender.

*Big O has been eliminated from Gutcheck. Ryan Howe will face the Judges later tonight.

*Hernandez defeated Jay Bradley after Chavo Guerrero's distraction. Not much to this.

*Backstage, Aces & Eights vow to take care of Austin Aries tonight.

*TNA Tag Team champs Gunner & James Storm defeated Robbie E & Jesse Godderz. The finish was screwy so they did it a second time.

*Sting promises to prevent any Aces & Eights interference in the main event.

*In a Bound for Glory Series bout, Jeff Hardy defeated Joseph Park by DQ Park was busted open in the mouth and when he saw his blood, he snapped and nailed the referee with a Black Hole Slam. Mostly good but a few mis-steps by Hardy.

*Ryan Howe was turned down by the TNA Judges. This got the biggest pop of the night. Howe was booed unmercifully by the crowd, which Judge danny Davis acknowledged. David voted yet. Bruce Prichard and Al Snow turned him down. The place became unglued for that. Seriously.

*Chris Sabin defeated Austin Aries & Manic to capture the TNA X-Division championship in 14:37 with Cradleshock off the second rope on Aries for the win. Aces & Eights took out Manic after Doc powerbombed him on the floor. The Main Event Mafia hit the scene to ward off A&8. There were "TNA" and "This is awesome" chants. The show ended with Sabin vowing to defeat Bully Ray for the title.

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla Announces Three Events For August

TEN takes place on August 9th! The 2013 Battle of Los Angeles takes place on August 30th and 31st! More details coming soon.

How Much Competition Were the NBA and NHL Playoffs For Wrestling?

The NBA playoffs were up 5% in the ratings from last year. The finals game that went against Impact on June 20th was the second most watched NBA game ever on ABC with an average of 17.7 million viewers.

- The Stanley Cup playoff finals, which went against wrestling several times (both WWE & TNA), were the most watched since 1994. The games that aired on NBC scored an average of 5.76 million viewers.

Updated TNA Bound For Glory Series Standings

Magnus: (3-0) 24 Points

Samoa Joe: (2-0-1dr) 19 Points

Jeff Hardy: (1-0) 7 Points
Ken Anderson: (1-1) 7 Points
Austin Aries: (1-0) 7 Points
Daniels: (1-0) 7 Points

A.J. Styles: (0-0-1dr) 2 Points

Bobby Roode: (0-2) 0 Points
Kazarian: (0-2) 0 Points
Hernandez: (0-2) 0 Points
Jay Bradley: (0-1) 0 Points
Joseph Park: (0-1) 0 Points

Ongoing Series Results
TNA Impact 6.20.13: Ken Anderson defeated Joseph Park via pin
TNA Impact 6.20.13: Austin Aries defeated Jay Bradley via pin
TNA Impact 6.20.13: Daniels defeated Hernandez via pin
TNA Impact 6.20.13: Magnus defeated Kazarian via submission
TNA Impact 6.20.13: AJ Styles and Samoa Joe fought to a draw
TNA Impact 6.20.13: Jeff Hardy defeated Bobby Roode via pin

IMPACT World Tour in Ottumwa, IA 6.27.13: Magnus defeated Hernandez via pin

TNA Impact 6.27.13: Magnus defeated Bobby Roode via pin
TNA Impact 6.27.13: Samoa Joe defeated Ken Anderson via submission

IMPACT World Tour in St. Joseph, MO 6.28.13: Samoa Joe defeated Kazarian via pin

How Scoring Works
All matches have a 15-minute time limit

Submission Victory: 10 Points
Pinfall Victory: 7 Points
Countout Victory: 5 Points
DQ Victory: 2 Points
Draw: 2 Points
DQ Loss: -10 Points

Rampage Jackson to Appear at Impact Wrestling Las Vegas Tapings

Dixie Carter President of TNA Wrestling
Just heard from Rampage Jackson: "N Vegas about 2 hit the Orleans Arena,got a Lil biz 2 take care of. I'm gonna Change the game up. And ain't nobody gonna stop me #ImpactLIVE"

Former GLOW Star Lynn "Big Bad Mama" Braxton Passes Away is sad to report the passing of Big Bad Mama, real name Lynn Braxton, who was a member of the original cast of 1980s women promotion The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.
Braxton was among the early members of the cast, playing a Lousiana Voodoo queen on the series. After GLOW ran its course, Braxton worked as an auto mechanic and successfully battled cancer.

Braxton was among the original GLOW performers who was interviewed and featured in the excellent "Story of Glow" documentary, which debuted earlier this year on the LOGO cable network after making the rounds at different film festivals.

Our deepest condolences to Braxton's friends, family and fans during this sad time.

Who is Suicide Impact Reaction

Report WWE Upset with Rey Mysterio Over Prior Surgeries

Rey Mysterio underwent surgery this week with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham. According to a report by Dave Meltzer, WWE was upset that Mysterio underwent prior surgeries with Dr. David Chao of San Diego after a USA Today article revealed that two different hospitals in the city have banned him from performing surgery. Dr. Chao had a review conducted by Scripps Memorial and Scripps Mercy Hospitals and ruling that his alcohol consumption led to poor quality of care. Former patients of Dr. Chao have accused him of "maiming" them during surgeries along with negligence.

Opinionated Views- This one of those issues I can see both sides of on the one hand I can understand wanting to use your own doctor and I can even see Rey may not know how bad this doctor was/is. On the other hand I can understand WWE being upset that he wasn't aware the guy cutting into his body was this bad and how much time he has missed. And Andrews is very respected that is why WWE and many other high profile athletes have used him over the years. 

Extreme Heat Could Cause Issues For TNA Impact Wrestling Taping Tonight

TNA is taping two episodes of Impact tonight at The Orleans in Las Vegas, Nevada. The temperature is a reported 117 degrees today. TNA could reportedly be facing some issues with transportation as the extreme heat could cause flight delays at the McCarron Airport.

Rob Van Damn News and Notes

- Rob Van Dam had to cancel his stand-up comedy appearance yesterday. It was scheduled at Flapper's in Burbank, California for this coming Tuesday, but he had to cancel it due to an unforeseen WWE commitment.

Rob Van Dam will be reunited with his former ECW manager, Bill Alfonso, tonight at the Ocala Comic Con in Ocala, Florida. Former WWE Superstar, Goldust, will also be at the fan fest. You can get more information at the convention

E Online Covers Tyson Kidd and Natalya's Wedding is featuring an article on the wedding between WWE stars Natalya and Tyson Kidd. It's believed that footage of the wedding will be featured on "Total Divas" when it debuts later this summer. WWE stars Christian, Daniel Bryan, Justin Gabriel, Damien Sandow, Curt Hawkins, Hornswoggle, The Funkadactyls and more were in attendance.
To check out the full article including photos, click here.

TNA Taping Impact in Las Vegas Tonight

TNA will tape two episodes of Impact Wrestling tonight in Las Vegas. The episodes are being taped tonight at 7 PM at the Orleans Arena due to the holiday week in the United States.
Announced for tonight's taping:

*Gail Kim vs. Taryn Terrell in a Ladder Match.

*Also advertised are TNA Champion Bully Ray, Hulk Hogan, Sting, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode, James Storm, Austin Aries, Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez, Velvet Sky, Gail Kim, Miss Tessmacher and more.

FCW Closes Doors, WWE Developmental Moving to Orlando

WWE's developmental system began breaking down their materials and the rings at the FCW Arena in Tampa, Florida yesterday. All the materials are being taken to Winter Park. Florida for the new WWE Performance Center and will be transported this weekend to the Center for their opening on July 8.

A number of FCW staff will be departing as part of the transition. Rob Naylor, who received high praise working on the creative side of FCW under Dusty Rhodes, is also leaving the company. There have been some conflicting reports that trainer Norman Smiley will be leaving developmental as well.

WWE is set to hold an official grand opening for the Performance Center for invited media on July 11.

Friday, June 28, 2013

AAW Bound By Hate Results

Sami Callihan was not able to make the show because of an auto issue due to the uHaul company not attaching his rig correctly.

Eddie Kingston cut an awesome promo and he calls out Mr. Miller. This is a decidedly un-PG Kingston
Marion Fontaine and Louis Lyndon def Tweek Phoenix and Lamar Titan via Fontaine pins Titan with the quebrada
“Miss Natural” Heather Patera def Heidi Lovelace with a handful of tights.
Alex Colon beats Markus Crane in under 90 seconds
Alex Colon says he’s best of the best. This brings out SILAS YOUNG
Silas Young def Alex Colon with the Stock Lock.
Christian Rose def Tony Rican
- Marek Brave jumped the guardrail and attacked and threatened Rose with a chair. Rose flees. Knight Wagner nails Tony Rican in the back with a chair
Grudge Match
Colt Cabana taps out Dan Lawrence to the Billy Goat’s Curse
Mr. Miller vs. Eddie Kingston went to a no contest because Silas Young came out and attacked Kingston
- Kingston hit a cheap Backfist
Ryan Boz def McEntyre
- Matt Cage was ringside and Matt Cage is negotiating with AAW. He wants ACH.
Monster Mafia Josh Alexander/Ethan Page def Zero Gravity via double team Dominator
Samuray Del Sol cutting a farewell promo. Thanks the fans and the company for giving him a chance. Irish Airborne interrupts. Colt Cabana makes the save
AAW Tag Team Championships:
Irish Airborne def Cabana/Del Sol after a double team spike piledriver
- Fontaine and Lyndon save Del Sol from a further beating
AAW Heavyweight Championship Match
Michael Elgin (c) vs. Shane Hollister w/ Scarlett & Markus Crane
Shug’s Last Gift and we have a new AAW heavyweight champion! Shane Hollister.
- Elgin became distracted and suplexed Marcus Crane over the top rope superman style. Hollister super kicked him and then won with his finish

Hollister low blows Elgin and walks out. Many of the fans cheered this.
Carlito vs. Keith Walker, Monster Mafia/ZG return match signed for Scars and Stripes.

June 28th WWE Smackdown Report

We are in Columbia, South Carolina and your announcers are John ‘Caka’ Layfield and Michael ‘Lackey’ Cole.
In order to get in the Dublin state of mind, there are a series of beer taps around the ring because when you think of Dublin, WWE can only think of beer.

Before we start our first match, Damien Sandow has something to say. He says in 1860, South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union. After one day, he suggests that they do so again. This is like a third world country. Y’all is not a word. It is pronounced ‘you all’ as in You all are a bunch of ignoramuses. He demands silence and then says after he defeats the ignoramus in the ring, this match will be recalled after the man who dominated, the Sandow Street Fight.

Damien tells everyone that they are welcome.

Match Number One: Sheamus versus Damien Sandow in a Sandow/Dublin Street Fight

Sandow with a kick and punches and then Sandow grabs a green kendo stick but Sheamus backs him into the corner. Sandow with a kendo stick shot to the ribs and he clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope to the floor. Sheamus with a clothesline to Sandow on the floor. Sheamus sends Sandow into the ringside barrier and then he sends Sandow into the bar by the announce table.

Sheamus with ten forearms across the chest. Sheamus tries to suplex Sandow on the floor but Damien blocks it and then Sandow with a drop kick and then he sends Sheamus into the ring post. Sandow sends Sheamus into the bar on the opposite side of the ring and it falls over. Sheamus with a punch and he slams Sandow’s head into the side of the bar. Sheamus grabs the keg and he tosses it to Sandow and Sandow is unable to catch it.

Sheamus looks under the ring and he has a sack of potatoes and he hits Sandow in the ribs and then the potatoes fall upon Sandow. Sheamus tries to stomp on Sandow’s head on the steps but Sandow pulls Sheamus off the steps and he punches Sheamus.

Sandow with kicks and he grabs a bar stool and he hits Sheamus with it.

We go to commercial.

We are back and they are in the ring. Sheamus with a punch but Sandow with a back elbow. Sandow stomps on the chest and then he goes to the floor and he looks under the ring and grabs a chair or two and a kendo stick. Sandow grabs the chair that was in the ring before he went under the ring and he wedges the chair in the corner. Sheamus is able to go to the floor and he grabs the bar stool and hits Sandow in the head. Sheamus with a uranage back breaker for a near fall.

Sheamus with the two running double sledges and then he runs Sandow into the turnbuckles and he hits a running knee lift but Sandow escapes the Finlay slam and goes to the floor. Sheamus grabs Sandow and hits the Finlay Slam. Sheamus goes up top and hits a flying shoulder tackle and gets a near fall.

Sandow grabs a chair and he hits Sheamus with it to counter the use of the kendo stick but Sandow can only get a two count. Sandow grabs the chair again and he sets it up with the legs up. Sandow sends Sheamus into the leg of the chair and Sandow hits Terminus but Sheamus kicks out.

Sandow tries to figure out what to use next and he picks up the kendo stick and he hits Sheamus with it in the head shoulders and back. Sandow gets a near fall. Sheamus grabs a chair and he throws it at Sandow and it connects. Sheamus throws the chair away and he picks up the kendo stick. Sheamus with shots to Sandow’s back and legs. Sheamus gets a near fall.

Sheamus grabs a chair and he sets it down in the center of the ring. Sheamus gets a chair from the floor and he brings it into the ring and sets it next to the chair. Sheamus hits Sandow in the back with the kendo stick and Sheamus tries for White Noise onto the chairs but Sandow escapes. Sheamus with a kick and kendo stick shot that forces Sandow into the chairs and then Sheamus hits a Brogue Kick for the three count.

Winner: Sheamus

In case you missed Raw, we see highlights from the Street Fight between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton. Randy will face Kane later tonight.

Kane is in the locker room and Daniel Bryan whistles while he waits for Kane to say something. Kane tells Daniel if he is here to brag about what he did on Monday, he does not want to hear it. He congratulates Daniel on his win and he calls it an upset. Daniel says that it was an upset he didn’t get it done the first time.

Kane tells Daniel that he is stressing him out and he tells Daniel to leave. Daniel says that he will let it go. Daniel says that if Kane needs his help tonight, he will be on commentary and then Daniel hugs Kane but Kane does not hug back.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the Raw Rebound.

It is time for MizTV with special guest Paul Heyman and they are already in the ring. Miz calls Heyman one of the, if not the most controversial people in Sports Entertainment. Miz says that he has known Paul for years and he has an answer for everything. Paul said that he wanted Punk and Brock to be a tag team.

Paul says that he is not here to talk about his personal life so he asks for the next question.

Miz asks Paul if Renee Young wanted to talk about her personal life last week. Miz asks Paul if he wants to try to bully him like he bullied her.

Paul tells Miz that he is an advocate while Miz is a former WWE Champion. How can he, as an advocate, bully an athlete, but he has someone in mind who can bully Miz. Paul brings out Curtis Axel.

Paul introduces Curtis to the Miz.

Miz says that he was fooled into thinking that this would be a one-on-one interview. It is just like when Paul said that he had nothing to do with Brock’s attack on Punk. He says that Curtis is uninvited.

Paul says that Curtis is his guest on the show and he wonders if Miz is too intimidated to ask any questions.

Miz calls Paul the walking version of Star Wars. He sounds like Yoda, he smells like Chewbacca, and looks like Jabba the Hutt. Miz says that means that Curtis is the WWE version of Luke Skywalker. Miz tells Curtis ‘You’re not your father’.

Paul asks where the question is.

Miz asks Curtis what happens when he falls out of the Paul Heyman picture, especially when he loses the Intercontinental Championship to him.

Curtis asks Miz if he thinks he can take this title from him. He says that he is very possessive of the Intercontinental Championship and he takes Miz’ threats very personally.

Miz says that they should get really personal. He asks Curtis to defend his title against Miz right now.

Paul gets in the middle and he says that his clients don’t fight for free and the Intercontinental Champion does not defend the title on an impromptu basis. If Miz wants to get personal, Curtis got to the top by not taking short cuts. He did not come to WWE from a reality show and he did not use schmucky catchphrases like the Miz.

Miz says that Curtis is going to lose the Intercontinental Title because he is . . .

Attacked by Curtis and Axel with a neck breaker driver. Axel leaves the ring along with Heyman.

We go to commercial with AJ Lee skipping in the back with Big E Langston following behind.

We are back and we see AJ mocking Kaitlyn during Kaitlyn’s match against Aksana.

Match Number Two: AJ Lee (with Big E Langston) versus Natalya in a Non Title Match

Before the match starts, AJ’s music plays and Kaitlyn comes out dressed like AJ and she skips onto the stage. She mentions Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, Kane, John Cena, and Dolph Ziggler. She says that it has been brought to her attention that she dated Mark Yeaton, the timekeeper. She says that there are rumors that AJ has had some thorough examinations with Doctor Sampson. That isn’t the juiciest part. She says that she heard that she was involved with South Carolina’s own Lillian Garcia.

Natalya with a side head lock take down but AJ with a head scissors. Natalya escapes and she kicks AJ followed by a suplex. Natalya goes for a power slam but AJ escapes and she pulls Natalya to the mat by her hair.

Kaitlyn skips to and around the ring and that gets AJ to lose focus on the match and Natalya with a rollup for the three count.

Winner: Natalya

After the match, AJ argues with the referee and then she turns around and Kaitlyn with a spear to AJ. Langston pulls AJ out of the ring and carries her to the back.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for another Wyatt Family video.

Money in the Bank is in two weeks and there will be two ladder matches. We know who is in the WWE Title ladder match, but is it time to find out who is in the World Title one?

Teddy Long is in Booker’s office and he is on the phone. He tells the person on the phone that he has a major announcement to make.

Vince McMahon enters the office and he says that we know who is in the WWE title ladder match and how it is being called the “All Stars”. Vince wants to know what Teddy has for the other ladder match.

Teddy says that he could have did what Vickie did and that was to select the top WWE Superstars in one fell swoop. He wants to do something different. Teddy says that he is thinking about the future. He wants to think outside the box, something Booker T has never done. The participants are Wade Barrett, Jack Swagger, Antonio Cesaro, Fandango, Dean Ambrose, Cody Rhodes, and Damien Sandow.

Vince says that he is feeling that and he agrees that Booker and Vickie never would have thought about it. Vince and Teddy go back and forth pronouncing Fandango’s name.

Daniel Bryan makes his way to ringside to join Michael and John for the next match.

Match Number Three: Kane versus Randy Orton

They lock up and Kane with a waist lock into a side head lock. Orton with a side head lock and Kane with a shoulder tackle. Kane pushes Orton and Orton punches Kane. Orton with a clothesline into the corner and then he charges into the corner and hits another clothesline. Kane with an uppercut and Orton goes down.

Kane with an uppercut followed by a snap mare and drop kick for a near fall. Kane with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner. Kane with another Irish whip and he charges into the corner but Orton with a drop kick to the knee and Kane goes into the turnbuckles. Kane with an Irish whip and then he connects with a power slam for a near fall.

Kane goes up top and Orton punches him in the midsection as he comes off the turnbuckles. Orton with the Garvin Stomp followed by a leaping knee drop to the chest and he gets a near fall. Kane with a DDT and both men are down. We go to commercial.

We are back and Kane with a knee to the midsection and Orton is down. Kane gets a near fall. Kane with a nerve hold on Orton and Bryan gets on the announce table to start a Yes Chant. Orton with punches but Kane with an uppercut. Orton with a back breaker and both men are down. Bryan starts a No Chant.

Kane tries for a slam but Orton escapes and he hits a Thesz Press and he punches Kane. Kane with a boot to the head and he gets a near fall. Orton with a clothesline followed by a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Kane with an Irish whip but he runs into an elbow. Kane with a side slam and he gets a near fall. Kane goes up top for the clothesline but Orton punches Kane and it crotches him. Orton with a European uppercut and he goes for a superplex.

Kane punches Orton and knocks him to the mat with a head butt. Kane with the clothesline from the top and he connects. Kane signals for the choke slam but Orton with an elbow and he ducks a clothesline and Orton with a power slam for a near fall. Orton tries for the IEDDT but Kane gets back into the ring and he grabs Orton by the throat but Orton avoids the choke slam. Kane runs into boots from Orton and Orton with forearms.

Kane with an uppercut that knocks Orton off the turnbuckles and to the floor. Kane sends Orton back into the ring and then Orton with a kick to the head and he hits the IEDDT on Kane but Kane rolls to the floor.

Bryan gets up to help Kane and he sends Kane back into the ring. Orton with an RKO for the three count.

Winner: Randy Orton

We go to commercial with Ryback walking in the back.

Match Number Four: Ryback versus Justin Gabriel

Gabriel misses a kick and Ryback pushes Gabriel against the ropes. Gabriel with kicks but Ryback with a kick to the midsection. Ryback with a forearm to the kidneys and then he tries for a power slam but Gabriel escapes and he kicks Ryback in the legs. Ryback tries for a boot to the head but he is too close to the ropes and Ryback gets his leg caught in the ropes and Gabriel kicks the left leg until the referee pulls him away.

Gabriel with another kick but Ryback sends Gabriel over the top rope and Gabriel lands on the apron. Gabriel with a shoulder and he tries for a sunset flip but Ryback does not go over. Gabriel with kicks to the leg and then he hits a drop kick to the head. Gabriel tries for a cross body into the corner but Ryback catches Gabriel and hits the marching muscle buster for the three count.

Winner: Ryback

After the match, Chris Jericho’s music plays and he wants to make sure that Ryback’s leg is okay. He shows false sympathy. Ever since the match was announced, all he has heard is how bad of a man Ryback is. He knows that Ryback is a whiner, bitcher, a moaner, and an excuse maker. With the amount of sobbing that he is doing, he should change his name to Cryback.

Jericho gets the crowd to chant ‘Cryback’. If he wants to cry, maybe Jericho will give him something to cry about.

They go into the ring and they exchange punches but Jericho with kicks to the leg and he tries for the Walls of Jericho but Ryback gets out of the ring.

We have a brand new Wyatt Family video and then we go to commercial.

We are back and we see how this match was set up on Main Event.

Match Number Five: Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns versus Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, and Christian

Roman and Jey start things off and it feels like a family reunion. They lock up and they go around the ring and to the floor. We have a six man stand off at ringside and we go to commercial.

We are back and Ambrose kicks Jey and then he punches him before tagging in Reigns. Roman kicks Jey and the referee warns him. Reigns with a slam for a near fall. Reigns with a front face lock and Jey tries to get to his corner but Reigns keeps him from making the tag. Reigns knocks Jimmy off the apron. Jey hot shots Reigns onto the turnbuckles.

Christian and Ambrose tag in and they exchange punches. Christian with a running forearm and then he goes to the turnbuckles for a back elbow. Ambrose avoids the Killswitch but he cannot avoid an inverted DDT. Christian waits for the spear but Rollins trips him. Christian with a drop toe hold that sends Ambrose into the ropes.

Christian with a slingshot to the floor and he prepares to punch Ambrose, but Rollins tries to attack him but Christian with a back body drop to Rollins on the floor. Ambrose avoids the punch but Christian with a shoulder and then he goes up top and hits a cross body but Ambrose rolls through and gets a near fall. Ambrose with a clothesline and then he taunts Christian.

Ambrose punches Christian and he sends Christian into the turnbuckles and he punches Christian again and runs his forearm across the nose. Christian with a tornado DDT but Reigns breaks up the cover. Reigns sends Christian to the floor. Jimmy with a savate kick to Reigns and then he hits a cross body and both men go over the top rope to the floor.

Jey with a forearm off the apron but Rollins with a flip dive onto the Usos. Ambrose looks at the carnage on the floor and he turns around and Christian with a spear for the three count.

Winners: Christian, Jimmy Uso, and Jey Uso

After the match, Rollins has a tantrum in the ring and Ambrose cannot believe what just happened.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for the Fiesta Del Rio and the piñata has been lowered.

Ricardo Rodriguez introduces Alberto Del Rio after the mariachi band finishes. Since the crowd reaction was not good for the Albertoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, Ricardo speaks with a Southern accent before doing the proper introduction.

Alberto welcomes everyone and he says that we celebrate his victory over Dolph Ziggler at Payback and him regaining his World Title. We also celebrate that he is a four time World Champion. He says that not enough understand who Alberto Del Rio is, he wanted the closed captioning turned on so people can understand him because they are doing it his way.

Tonight, he is only going to speak Spanish.

The crowd chants USA.

Alberto says that he knew this was going to happen. It is good because this is not for the people, it is for himself. He is the champion. Alberto insults the fans as the USA chants get louder. He says that this is why Americans are ignorant.

Alberto says that it is enough pointing fingers because this is supposed to be fun. Alberto wants to start with the games and it is time to use the piñata. Alberto takes a swing at the piñata with Ziggler’s face on it and he breaks it.

Alberto says that he wants everyone to understand why he just did that. He busted the piñata like he bashed in Dolph Ziggler’s brains at Payback. He will do the same at Money in the Bank just to remain the World Champion.

Alberto says that Ziggler promised to ruin his party, but where is Dolph? If Ziggler has the cajones, why doesn’t he come out to face him. He wants to know what Ziggler is waiting for.

Ziggler’s music plays and the band leaves.

Ziggler stands on the stage and Del Rio draws a line in the ring for Ziggler to cross. Ziggler removes his watch and jacket and he makes his way to the ring at his own pace.

Ziggler takes Del Rio down and then Ricardo goes after Ziggler but Ziggler sends Ricardo over the top rope to the floor. Ziggler sees Ricardo on the turnbuckles and he press slams Ricardo through the table. Ziggler with a Zig Zag to Del Rio. Del Rio leaves the ring and then Ziggler sees Ricardo in the ring and Ziggler goes El Cabong to Ricardo.

Ziggler plays with the band and balloons fall from the rafters as we go to credits.