Wednesday, July 31, 2013

ROH forces talent to shut down outside t-shirt sales

ROH has forced several wrestlers under contract to remove their shirts from direct sales via ProWrestlingTees. According to one source, the wrestlers were told to take down their shirts or ROH would stop selling their merchandise on the ROH website and at ROH events.

Opinionated View- This is the kind of Bull Shit that really pisses me off. No matter how much ROH/SBG and there fan base wants to deny it ROH is still an indy company. So to now deny guys a extra source of income is insane. And for those saying "It's just this one site" think about what's to stop them from cutting off all non ROH merchandise sales? 

7/31 WWE Main Event

Mike Chioda calls for the bell, and Barrett and Truth lock up in the middle of the ring, exchanging holds. Truth sends Barrett into the ropes and Barrett knocks Truth down. Barrett picks up Truth and whips him to the ropes, however, Truth catches himself, and dances his way around Barrett, following up with an arm drag, followed by a dancing leg drop! Barrett rolls out of the ring, and Truth asks the crowd WHAT’S UP?! Barrett rolls back into the ring, and Truth takes control immediately, with multiple arm drags, until Truth gets caught by a counter from Barrett! Barrett continues to drop elbows on Truth, picking him up and whipping him to the corner. Barrett goes for a corner clothesline, but Truth kick counters, and hits a head scissors, sending Barrett out of the ring. Truth follows Barrett and charges him, only to get thrown into the steel steps. Barrett immediately escapes into the ring, and begs Chioda to count Truth out!
*commercial break*
Truth is getting locked into ropes with Barrett throwing Muay Thai knees at Truth’s chin. Chioda breaks them up, however, Barrett boots Truth over the ropes. Barrett slips out of the ring to pick up Truth and slam him against the barricade and apron. Wade throws Truth in the ring and covers for a 1 count. Barrett suplexes Truth and covers for 2. Truth fights back, but Truth gets a Kitchen Sink for his trouble, followed by a boot to the face. Barrett has Truth locked up in the corner, kicking him dry. Barrett sets up Truth on the turnbuckle, and clubs him several times, throws him off the corner, and covers for 2. Barrett locks in a headlock, and Truth flghts back with a few punches and a Corkscrew Axe Kick! Truth begins his comeback moment, covering Wade Barrett after a Truth and Consequences attempt, only for two. Truth attempts the Lie Detector, but Barrett dodges and hits a huge clothesline for a 2 count cover. Barrett lays into Truth in the corner, however, Truth hits the Lie Detector for the cover, but Barrett kicks out at 2.9! Truth goes up to the top, but gets hung up by Barrett. Barrett goes for a superplex, however, Truth fights out and hits a super Sunset Flip pin and only gets two. Barrett claws his way to the corner, and Truth gets tight and clobbers him. Truth charges at Barrett, but Barrett hits the Winds of Change, however, Truth kicks out at two! Barrett sets up the Bullhammer, but Truth reverses with the Little Jimmy! Barrett rolls out of the ring, and Truth goes for a dive to the outside but…
Winner via Bullhammer: Wade Barrett
Raw Rebound: Punk stalks Heyman and Curtis McAxelcutty gets his.
At SummerSlam: CM Punk v. BORK LAZER, The Best v. The Beast!
*commercial break*
On SmackDown: Alberto Del Rio reveals his SummerSlam Opponent
Undercard Match
Tag Team Exhibition
The Usos v. The PrimeTime Players
Jimmy and D-Young start the match. Darren tweaks Jimmy’s arm, sending him down to the mat. After some stylin, Jimmy Uso catches Darren Young with an uppercut, and an arm twist. Jimmy tags in Jey, and Darren gets his arm tweaked some more. Jey traps Darren in the corner, stylin on Titus, who is livid. Jimmy gets tagged in and he continues to work on D-Young’s arm. Titus distracted the ref, and the Usos performed some Twin Magic, with Jey coming in, getting Jimmy Uso tagged back into the ring. Darren tags in Titus and we go to commercial!
*commercial break*
Darren is back in the ring as we comeback from commercial, and The Usos keep Darren off balance with double team moves. Jimmy gets tagged in, and Darren bum rushes him into the corner and tags in Titus. Titus turns Jimmy out with a clothesline, and tags in Darren. Darren takes Jimmy out to the apron, hits a neckbreaker and tags in Titus, who covers Jimmy Uso, but Jimmy kicks out at 2. Jimmy Uso tries to fight out, but Titus maintains control over Jimmy in the middle of the ring. Jimmy fights out again, but Titus catapults him into the corner. Titus does it a second time, tags in Darren Young and suplexes Darren onto Jimmy. Darren covers Jimmy who kicks out at two. Darren maintains a headlock, but Jimmy works his way out. Darren gets Irish whipped into the ropes, and the boys have a little meeting of the minds! Both men tag their partners into the ring, and Jey Uso gets a rockin and a rollin on Titus, ending with the Stinkface before covering Titus. Darren makes the save for Titus, but the Usos send him packing. Titus gets double superkicked and Air Uso is in operation!
Winner via Air Uso: The Usos
After the match, the Usos Teach Us How to Dougie, celebrating the victory!
Up Next: The John Cena/Daniel Bryan Saga continues!
*commercial break*
Raw Rebound: John Cena v. Ryback in a Tables Match, Daniel Bryan makes his presence known.
At SummerSlam: John Cena defends his WWE Championship against Daniel Bryan
Undercard Match
“The Curator of the Hall of Pain” Mark Henry v. Drew McIntyre
Mark Henry shoves McIntyre into the corner, throwing McIntyre to the outside. Drew McIntyre throws a tantrum as Mark Henry trash talks McIntyre. McIntyre fights Henry off, as Henry just shrugs it off with a THAT’S WHAT I DO! McIntyre tries to chop Henry down, finally knocking him off his feet, however, Henry kicked out before the ref could count. Henry loads up the World’s Strongest Slam, McIntyre slips out, Henry loads it again, and Drew just got his ass kicked and his wig split!

King Mo Wins Easily, Rampage's First Bellator Fight Set

TNA Star "King Mo" Muhammed Lawal dominated Jacob Noe at Bellator 97 to win the light heavyweight tournament and earn a title shot. Lawal used his world class wrestling to take Noe down time and again following it up with brutal ground and pound before getting the stoppage in third round. Mo's title shot will have to wait and current Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Attila Vegh still has to face Emanuel Newton who won the last light heavyweight tournament upsetting Mo along the way.

Meanwhile Quinton "Rampage" Jackson announced he be fighting fellow former UFC champion Tito Ortiz at Bellator 105 witch will take place in November and will be the first PPV Bellator will ever do.

Opinionated View- Its a huge win for Mo who lost a lot of momentum after the Newton loss. It was nice to see Mo again use his wrestling to secure a win. While has showed good striking at time he's lost a few fights by getting away from his wrestling. As for Rampage vs Tito Dana White is laughing so hard right now I can hear him in Nebraska. 

But I guess this does lend credence to my buddy's Patrick Kelly's theory that Tito is the #August1Warning guy

Fan Who Attacked Orton Explains Why

The wrestling fan who attacked Randy Orton yesterday in Cape Town, South Africa, Tshepo Sekhabi, was interviewed by South African news website
Sekhabi, who the article claimed actually had quit his job in order to in Johannesburg to attend the event, ended up with a black eye and a swollen face after Orton kicked him in the face as he was pulled from the ring.
A left yesterday night's WWE world tour in Cape Town with a black eye and swollen face after getting kicked just under the eye by Orton.
Sekhabi told the news outlet that he planned to attack Orton when he attended the event, saying, "I just don’t like Randy Orton, this was an opportunity for me so I got up there and made a name for myself.”
The article noted that Sekhabi was not "formally" arrested but was given a five year ban from the casino resort where the WWE event was being held and was thrown out of the resort's hotel, where he was staying.
WWE was asked whether Randy Orton would apologize for kicking Sekhabi and responded, "Randy Orton was the victim in this incident and suffered an injured groin."

McMahon Thinks He Taught Daniel Bryan to Be a Star?

- Vince McMahon reportedly believes he taught Daniel Bryan how to be a star. Asked about how WWE perceives Bryan, Dave Meltzer reports, "Vince believes he took a guy who was very good technically but had no personality and taught him how to be a star. If anything, he believes he was more right than anyone on him."

Opinionated View-  Ok this is one of those take with a grain of salt things and given that is Dave it could just be a slow news day or he wanted to see his name on other sites again. But I could also see this as being true given Vince's massive ego. And if this true than it just shows how fucking stupid Vince is!

Take it from me someone that has watched most of the matches Bryan Danielson/Daniel Bryan has had over the years. The guy always had this talent to be a star. This is not that far off from what he would do at times on the indy scene. 

ROH Announces Tag Title Match For Manhattan Mayhem V (SPOILERS)

ROH sent out the following today…
Last Saturday night in Providence, as part of the "Ring of Honor Wrestling" TV Tapings, World Tag Team Champions reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly) were set for a Proving Ground contest against the reigning IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Champions The Forever Hooligans (Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov).

Well due to circumstances of reDRagon's own making (as you will see in this weekend's edition of ROH TV), that Proving Ground match became a World Title match and ultimately led to the crowning of brand new champions in Romero & Koslov! In addition, it also shuffled up the scheduled World Tag Title Team bout for "All Star Extravaganza V" this Saturday night in Toronto where Fish & O'Reilly were set to defend their championships against rivals The American Wolves (Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards)!

Now, as a result of their victory, on Saturday The Hooligans will make their first title defense against Eddie & Davey while reDRagon, in protest, has refused to even make the trip across the border to compete at "ASE V"! Still, as the former champions, there is a rematch in their future and has learned that Kyle & Bobby will have their opportunity to reclaim the gold very soon...

"Despite their poor attitudes..." said Match Maker Nigel McGuinness, "Despite the undeniable fact that they requested the title match that ultimately changed their fates, reDRagon is in line for a rematch against whomever leaves Toronto as champion. That title opportunity will go down on August 17th in New York City as part of the 'Manhattan Mayhem V' event and be it The Hooligans or The Wolves, you know that the two teams fighting it out over the championships will show everyone why ROH has the best tag team wrestling on the planet!"

There you have it! reDRagon, will get their rematch in New York City in just two weeks! Not only does "Manhattan Mayhem V" feature the continuation of the World Title tournament but now a World Tag Team Title match WILL take place!

‘Fan’ That Attacked Randy Orton Was a Local Independent Worker

The following reports were sent in by fans in attendance of yesterday's house show, where a "fan" attacked Randy Orton…

From Jaco Breytenbach: I was at the Cape Town event last night. The incident with the fan and Randy Orton may be a work. The "fan" is a local wrestler called Blacksmith. He trains regularly (4- 5 days a week) at the gym where I am a manager. Adding fuel to the matter is that some people who were in attendance claim that the event security opened up a gap towards the finish of the Orton/Langston match where the "fan"/Blacksmith was able to enter the ring.

From M. Huntley: The guy who 'attacked' Randy Orton during last night's event at the Gran West Arena was local South African wrestler The Blacksmith. Many fans in the arena found the whole incident strange and suspicious as he was posing for photos before the show with fans who recognized him. He was sitting 5 or 6 rows in front of my friends and I. He entered the ring when the event crew backed-off from the security spots giving him the window to proceed into the ring. Everyone on the bus home was suspicious about the whole thing, a few people reckon its a WWE publicity stunt to sell tickets or to take away attention from TNA's August1 videos given the fact that people would be watching footage of Orton's so-called attack.

From Daniel Hayward: I attended this infamous WWE event last night. People were posing for photos with the guy who attacked Randy Orton last night. The attacker is a domestic wrestler called The Black Smith. The general feeling in South Africa is that this whole thing is a PR stunt and not a legitimate incident as that of the Pieter van Zyl, the fan who attacked a referee in an international rugby match between South Africa and New Zealand back in 2002 which was a legitimate occurrence. Sorry to burst the bubble, but this thing was planned. The Black Smith was a plant. No Steve Bartman incident here.

- Judging by the fan reports, the knowledge that the "fan" was an independent wrestler and that WWE his posting footage the attack, many are speculating that he "attack" was nothing more than an angle. More on the story as it develops.

Opinionated View- Well this is getting interesting. In wrestling anything could happen. But it also could be the guy was a local trying to get press. 

TNA Star King Mo Fights in Bellator Tonight

King Mo Lawal fights Jacob Noe in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament finals tonight in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Santa Ana Star Center. Noe has a record of 12-2.

Opinionated View- This is an important fight for Mo since a win gives him a title shot. Why he is the odds are favorite to the win fight in MMA upsets happen all the time. 

Long Time Memphis Wrestling Personality Corey Maclin Killed in Car Accident

WMC-TV in Memphis is reporting that former Memphis wrestling personality Corey Maclin was killed in a one-car accident in Panola County, Mississippi last night. The Mississippi Highway Patrol has also confirmed Maclin's death as well. 

Opinionated View- My condolences to Macllin's family and friend. 

Madison Rayne Comments on TNA Departure

Former TNA Knockout Madison Rayne, who was released by the company a few weeks ago, has posted a new blog talking about her TNA departure and the backlash from fans afterwards due to the fact she is currently pregnant with her first child. Here is an excerpt from the blog:
Let me first reiterate, *I was not released from my contract on bad terms, with any ill feelings, or with the slightest bit of regret for giving everything I had to Impact Wrestling for 4 1/2 years!* I’ve had what seems like an endless number of tweets lately telling me that I need to go wrestle elsewhere, and people cannot believe I got fired because I was pregnant. Y’all, as much as I appreciate the support and the fact that people were affected enough by my release to generate some sort of emotion, please don’t stress over it. I’m surely not. As cliche as it may sound, if I am meant to be back in a wrestling ring on television, God will put me back there. And I have this overwhelming feeling that He will, but for right now I’m so excited and so looking forward to being a mommy and bringing the next generation of Queen Bee into the world.
Opinionated View- I have my hopes Madison will be back in TNA at some point. She's always been one of my favorite Knockouts. 

#August1Warning - A Fourth Video Is Delivered

Non-Spoiler Match Listing For Tonight’s WWE Main Event

R-Truth vs. Wade Barrett
The Prime Time Players vs. The Usos
Drew McIntyre vs. Mark Henry

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Randy Orton attacked by a fan (video footage included) WWE Issues Statement

Randy Orton was attacked by a fan during a live event in Cape Town, South Africa. The WWE website reports that the matter is under investigation by local authorities and the fan is being held in jail pending criminal charges. Read more 

WWE issued a statement to regarding the fan who attacked Randy Orton with a low blow during a live event in Cape Town, South Africa on Tuesday. "Randy was violently attacked from behind," the rep stated before adding that it was not part of the show and the fan is in police custody.

WWE Raw TV rating: Final numbers for the July 29 edition

Monday's WWE Raw scored a 2.87 rating, down from the 2.94 rating the show drew last week. As previously noted, Raw averaged 3.678 million viewers, down from the 4.005 million viewers from last week.

Third #August1Warning Video Released

More on TNA’s Meeting With The Great Muta

The meeting was about the possibility of sending TNA talent to Muta's new promotion. Wrestle 1. While nothing was confirmed, the deal could also lead to Wrestle 1 talent working TNA shows. Japanese photographer Jimmy Suzuki was also at the meeting. More on the meeting should be revealed in the next few days.

C.M. Punk sings tonight at Cubs Game

WWE star C.M. Punk will sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" at tonight's Chicago Cubs game. The team is holding Lucha Libre Night for the evening game of the doubleheader against the Milwaukee Brewers, and Punk will sing during the seventh inning stretch. You can view a photo of him signing a Cubs lucha mask

The Great Muta Meets With Jeff Jarrett at TNA Offices

On Tuesday afternoon, Japanese wrestling legend The Great Muta was at the TNA Offices in Nashville, Tennessee for a business meeting with TNA officials, including TNA founder Jeff Jarrett. The Great Muta, who runs Japan's WRESTLE-1 promotion under Gen Sports Entertainment, was in Nashville to discuss future opportunities between TNA and WRESTLE-1. will have more details on the meeting in the coming weeks!
Jeff Jarrett posted the following photo with Muta on his Instagram account @JeffJarrettTNA

Opinionated View- Well we heard the story that Muta was meeting with a major US company. It will be interesting to see if this leads anywhere. And side note nice to see Jeff Jarrett is involved with TNA again

Matches Set for 8/1 and 8/8 Impact Wrestling

As announced the week of Destination X, Impact Wrestling put the next stage of the Bound for Glory Series in your hands. With three unique cards to choose from, you became the matchmaker for the August 1st and 8th edition of Impact Wrestling on Spike TV.
The winning card with 57% of the votes is….CARD B
The following matches will air on August 1st on Spike TV
Austin Aries vs. AJ Styles
Joseph Park vs. Jay Bradley
Hernandez vs. Bobby Roode
The following matches will air on August 8th on Spike TV
Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe
Frankie Kazarian vs. Christopher Daniels
Magnus vs. Mr. Anderson
Tune in Thursday at 9/8c to Spike TV to see how your votes change the course of the 2013 BFG Series and who goes on to main event Bound For Glory on October 20th in San Diego.
Opinionated View- All I need to see is Austin Aries vs AJ Styles and I'm happy 

July 29th WWE Raw Results

Vince McMahon’s music hits and the Chairman of the Board makes his way down to the ring. General Manager, Brad Maddox, follows behind. Vince says that we are in store for some fun tonight. The mic is handed to Maddox. The GM apologizes for the “boneheaded” decision of allowing Cena to select his Summerslam opponent. McMahon takes the mic back and points out that Maddox refereed to Bryan as a troll. McMahon points out that Bryan very well may be a troll, if not something worse. McMahon points out all of the negative things that Maddox said about Bryan. Maddox reaches for the mic –
Yes! Daniel Bryan’s music hits and he walks his way to the ring before Maddox can respond. Bryan announces that with all due respect he believes that McMahon provided the words of Maddox. Vince allows Maddox to exit the ring and then scolds Bryan for coming down to the ring and interrupting. McMahon questions the respect of Bryan, but Daniel turns the point around and says that Vince has not shown him an ounce of respect. Vince asks Bryan if he respects John Cena. The crowd continues the cheers for Bryan, as Vince wants them to fall silent.
Bryan says that he respects Cena as a human being, champion as well as for picking Bryan for his Summerslam opponent. Vince tells Bryan that Cena is a massive manipulator. Cena has been lying through his teeth with his praises for Bryan. Vince says he knows that Bryan can’t be Cena. McMahon also believes that Bryan can’t beat Kane tonight. McMahon says that Bryan lacks “ruthless aggression”. Vince admits that he doesn’t want Cena to win the Title. He complains that Cena walks around like he owns the place, but Vince is the true owner. Vince says he doesn’t want Cena to win but he also doesn’t want the Championship around the waist of a troll. Bryan would be an embarrassment to the company. Vince spreads his legs to go down to Bryan’s level. Vince fantasizes that the best match result would be if Cena and Bryan both spontaneously combusted in the middle of the ring. Vince wants to be the one to win.
Bryan gets up on his tippy toes to get on McMahon’s level. Bryan says it doesn’t matter what Vince thinks, it matters what the fans think. The crowd cheers. Bryan says that the fans want a new Champion at Summerslam – named Daniel Bryan. Bryan tells Vince to listen to the WWE Universe. Bryan asks if they want a new WWE Champion. The crowd roars in approval. Bryan’s music hits.
The Shield’s music hits as Vince and Bryan clear the ring. They make their way down to ringside to prepare for tonight’s opening match.
Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins v. The Usos & Mark Henry
Henry and Ambrose start the match. Henry pushes his foe away as the strength advantage is astounding. Henry punches on Ambrose before tossing him across the ring. Ambrose retreats and brings in his partner. Rollins take to the ring but does not fare much better than his ally. Rollins heads to the corner and hands the match to Roman Reigns. They square off and Henry signals for a test of strength. Henry kicks him in the gut and then tosses him across the ring. Henry slams the head of Roman into the turnbuckle. Henry takes Reigns to the corner, which brings Jey into the match. Jey stomps on Reigns until the referee forces him to back up. The other Usos gets the tag and stomps on Reigns with his brother. Jimmy splashes Reigns and goes for a cover. Roman kicks out. Jimmy applies a front headlock but is backed into the corner and Rollins gets the tag. He unloads on the grounded Uso and then tags in Ambrose. The United States Champion stomps on Jimmy. Rollins gets in a cheap stomp and then Ambrose takes over with fists and forearms. Ambrose walks into a boot and Jey gets the tag.
Ambrose is flattened with a couple of clotheslines. Ambrose flings him into the ropes but gets hit with a big splash. Jey slams Ambrose and then tags in Henry. The Big Man misses a back splash. Ambrose tags in Rollins and they attempt a double leg sweep but are swatted away. Reigns tries to assist but along with the rest of his team flies out of the ring. The Usos fly out with stereo suicide dives. Henry fakes a dive of his own as the show cuts to commercial.
Ambrose and Jey become the legal men. Ambrose lands a few punches and then applies a chin lock. Jey connects with a jawbreaker. Ambrose charges but crashes shoulder first into the steel post. Ambrose tags Rollins. Seth cuts Jey off from reaching his team. Jey reaches his corner after a back body drop and all hell breaks loose. Henry is legal and clears most of the ring. Reigns charges in with a spear. Rollins is the legal man and tags in Ambrose. One of the Usos gets the tag and tries to take advantage. He leaps from the top rope for a splash but Ambrose gets his knees up. Ambrose hits his finisher and this match is over.
Winners: The Shield
After the match Mark Henry runs into the ring and attacks The Shield. He tosses all of its members to the outside. Henry’s music hits as The Shield makes their way up and into the crowd.
The camera cuts to a scene at the food service area. Ryback looks mightily hungry as he saunters over for a chip. One of the staff members is pushed back. Ryback asks what his problem is. The crewmember doesn’t respond as Ryback continuously throws food in his face. Ryback points out the nearby table and says it is like the one he will toss Cena towards later tonight. Ryback then lifts up the poor crewmember and sends him through the table. Can you smell lawsuit?
Video package: The Wyatt Family
Kane is in the back and walks up to Brad Maddox. He asks where the Wyatts are because he can’t find them. Maddox says that they aren’t here tonight. He tells Kane that if he wants to send a message to the Wyatt’s and show that he is still a monster he needs to beat Bryan tonight.
Rob Van Dam v. Fandango w/ Summer Rae
RVD has an expression on his face along the lines of what the hell happened to this place while I was in purgatory? Yes, TNA is purgatory at the least.
Rob kicks Fandango in the face and then applies a scissors. Fandango is not pleased and catches his breath. Fandango locks up with RVD and sends him down with a shoulder block. Fandango leaps over Rob and then dances. Rob kicks him in the face. Fandango heads to the outside so Rob hits a moonsault from the apron. Rob Van Dam has the crowd remind him of his name. Fandango gets back in the ring and hits a few knees to the face. Fandango looks for a cover, but Rob kicks out. Fandango climbs up to the second rope. He leaps for a knee but Rob moves out of the way. RVD jumps up from his knees. He lays out Fandango and connects with Rolling Thunder. He follows with a monkey flip and then a springboard back kick. Rob climbs up for a frog splash, but Fandango runs out of the ring. Rob wants to leap to the outside but Fandango walks away. The referee counts him out.
Winner: Rob Van Dam
Fandango heads up to the ramp and grabs a microphone. He tells the crowd to hush. He then lets the crowd know his name and dances off with Summer. Rob has no idea what is going on in this screwy guy’s head.
AJ is in the back with Langston. AJ is yelling at him for not being there for her. He tries to respond but AJ just laughs. Langston lets her continue to talk. AJ says that Langston watches he because he likes what she does in the ring. AJ says that he never knows what she is going to do next. Langston is bemused as AJ skips away.
AJ w/ Big E. Langston v. Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn tosses AJ to the mat. The little sprite gets back on her feet only to be elbowed in the face. AJ goes out onto the apron and knocks Kaitlyn’s head. She delivers a knee and then a snapmare takedown. AJ bridges over for a submission. Kaitlyn manages to reach the bottom rope for the break. AJ slams Kaitlyn’s head into the turnbuckle and follows with some boots. AJ charges but misses Kaitlyn. AJ hits a Shining Wizard and goes for the pin. Kaitlyn kicks out. Kaitlyn hits AJ with a clothesline and then delivers a backbreaker. Kaitlyn goes on the attack as Langston watches from ringside. He looks completely unhappy with his position in life. AJ takes up Kaitlyn drops her hard on the elbow. AJ lifts Kaitlyn back up but is hit with a few clotheslines. AJ kicks her opponent in the gut, but then gets flattened with a spear. Cover and this match is over. Langston throws his hands up knowing he is going to have to deal with a crazy AJ for the next week.
Winner: Kaitlyn
After the match AJ cries in the ring as Langston watches on. Ziggler’s music hits and he walks out onto the ramp to congratulate her on her loss. Ziggler says that maybe Langston can console AJ, or maybe she will have to console him. Ziggler wants a match with Langston right now.
Dolph Ziggler v. Big E. Langston w/ AJ
Both competitors are swift at the open. Langston pushes Ziggler down and tells him that his time is up. It is now Langston time. Langston grabs Dolph by the neck for more taunting. Ziggler blocks a charge and then tries to hit a splash. Langston catches Ziggler and slams him down to the mat. Langston runs the ropes twice and then hits a high splash. Cover, but Ziggler kicks out. Langston lifts Ziggler up and applies a bear hug. Ziggler struggles to break free. Dolph uses a few elbows to jostle Langston. Langston lifts Ziggler back up and hits two backbreakers. Cover, but Ziggler kicks out. Langston gets behind Ziggler for a chin lock. Ziggler is released but hit with a flurry of punches. Langston tells Ziggler that it is his show. He charges and hits a hard shoulder block.
A limp Ziggler falls to the mat. Langston continues the attack. Ziggler looks helpless until he is able to dodge a shoulder thrust. Ziggler lifts himself to his feet and then punches Langston hard. Ziggler hits a dropkick. Langston lifts Ziggler up but Ziggler is able to scurry off of his back. Langston runs to Ziggler but is instead tossed out of the ring. AJ charges into the ring and throws herself onto Ziggler. The referee calls for the bell. The referee is then forced to peel AJ away from Ziggler like a monkey on a banana. Langston gets into the ring and yells at AJ.
Winner via DQ: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Ziggler runs back into the ring and hits a Zig Zag on Langston. AJ looks on furiously as Ziggler gloats on the entrance ramp.
John Cena is on the phone in the locker room. Daniel Bryan walks up to confront him. Bryan asks if what Vince said was true. Cena scoffs at the notion that Vince was telling the truth. Bryan says that good or bad Vince has always been honest with him. Cena asks if Bryan thinks he is lying. They stare each other down.
Alberto Del Rio v. Christian
They lock up and exchange blows in the corner. Rio flips him to the mat for a headlock. Christian slides around but is backed into the corner. Rio kicks Christian in the gut and sends him to the mat as he continues to stomp. Rio continues the attack and the referee forces him back. Rio hits a vertical suplex and goes for the cover. Christian kicks out. Christian is whipped into the ropes and hit with an elbow. Rio misses a slam so Christian punches leaps out of the ring for a right hand. Rio dodges. Rio is sent out of the ring, but he dodges a baseball slide. Rio tosses Christian shoulder first into the steel steps. Christian’s arm is against the steel steps as Del Rio kicks it right into the steel. The referee heads out to check on Christian as the show goes to commercial.
Back from the break, Christian is in the tree of woe. Rio kicks and then chokes Christian. Rio is pushed back. Christian is on the second rope and connects with a tornado DDT. Cover, but Rio kicks out. Rio and Christian exchange blows until Christian climbs to the second rope for a missile dropkick. Rio kicks out of the cover. Rio says that he has had enough and then tosses Christian towards the corner. Sunset flip from Christian. Rio recovers and hits a few headbutts. Rio picks up Christian and tosses him down to the mat. Rio tosses Christian out of the ring but he lands on the apron. Christian punches Del Rio in the face hard. Christian charges at Rio right into a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Cover, but Christian kicks out. Rio is frustrated as he continues with pin attempts. Rio sets up for a running kick. Christian dodges and tries for a Killswitch. Rio counters into a Cross Arm Breaker. Despite his injured arm, Christian rolls though for a pin.
Winner: Christian
Cody Rhodes v. Wade Barrett
The shots are stiff at the open as Wade tries to capitalize on the mustached star. Wade hits Cody in the spine with his knee and goes for a cover. Cody kicks out. Wade gets behind for a choke. Cody blocks a splash and climbs to the top rope. Cody leaps for a moonsault. The move connects but Cody is not able to cover his opponent. Cody counters an offensive front from Wade and looks for the finish. Cody hits Cross Rhodes for the win.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
After the match Damien Sandow comes out onto the ramp. He is furious that Cody threw his MitB briefcase into the river. Sandow says that Cody comes from a family of clowns. He says that carney folk are beneath him and walks away.
Kane is in the back getting ready for his match against Daniel Bryan.
Daniel Bryan v. Kane
The competitors stare at each other before the match starts. Bryan runs at his former tag partner. Kane pushes him back and whips him into the ropes. Bryan kicks Kane in the shoulder and takes some shots at the big man’s legs. Bryan trips up Kane into a Boston Crab. Bryan flips out of the corner but charges into a boot. Kane lifts him up and connects with an uppercut. Kane stomps on Bryan and works the chest. Kane hits a vertical suplex. Kane drops an elbow on Bryan and follows with another. Cover, but Bryan kicks out. Kane gets behind Bryan and pressures the neck and head. Bryan elbows his way free and then kicks and punches at Kane. Kane fires back with a long right.
Bryan is not discouraged and hits a clothesline. Kane stays on his feet. Bryan kicks Kane and then jumps from the corner. Kane catches him by the neck. Bryan counters the chokeslam and then uses his legs to Hurricarana Kane out of the ring while holding on to the top rope. Bryan runs off the apron with a knee.
Back from the break Kane goes for a cover. Kane applies another rear choke. Bryan gets to his feet and is whipped across the ring. Kane follows for a splash and then tosses him towards the corner. Bryan moves out of the way of a splash. Bryan is all fired up and then runs around the ring as he unleashes attacks on Kane. Bryan jumps from the top rope straight into a punch. Kane follows up with a side slam. Cover, but Bryan kicks out.
Kane looks to the corner and climbs to the top rope. Bryan is dazed as Kane leaps for a rolling arm lariat. Bryan looks for the Yes Lock and struggles to get Kane down to the mat. The Big Man uses his strength to push Bryan away. Bryan tries for a few punches. Kane grabs him for a chokeslam but Bryan rolls him up for a quick pin.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After the match Kane picks up Daniel Bryan and chokeslams him to the mat. Kane is about to set off his pyro –
The Wyatt family stands around a lit lantern and announces that they are here. The shot cuts to the arena where the Wyatt Family is making their way down to the ring. As if by magic the lantern has turned from flame to electric.
The lights come up as Wyatt is seated on the ramp. The other two members are in the ring. Kane runs right out of the ring and at Wyatt. Wyatt’s family members chase after Kane and roll him back into the ring. Wyatt laughs as Kane is manhandled. Bryan gets into the ring and kisses Kane before flattening him. Wyatt picks up a microphone and talks about the devil. He tells Kane to be careful what he says because he never knows who might be listening.
Natalya v. Brie Bella
Brie called Natalya an ugly duckling earlier in the evening plus was mean to her on Total Divas, so we get to watch them wrestle. Brie taunts Natalya and applies a headlock. Natalya fights back and looks to cinch on the Sharpshooter.
Nikki Bella appears on the entrance ramp with a kazoo. She taunts at Natalya, which allows her twin to pick up the win.
Winner: Brie Bella
Curtis Axel w/ Paul Heyman v. R-Truth
Paul Heyman talks on the mic as he walks to the ring with his client. He first puts himself over and then mentions Brock Lesnar. He takes the time to put over his clients and then turns his attention to Curtis. Axel mentions that his dad won the IC Title in Texas. Axel says that he is already more perfect than Perfect.
Truth whips Curtis into the ropes and hits a spinning heel kick. Truth connects with a clothesline. Axel dodges a scissor kick. He kicks Truth in the guts and then stomps across his upperbody. The crowd chants for Punk as Axel looks for the finish.
CM Punk charges down to the ring and takes out Axel. Punk runs after Heyman who is trying to scurry away into the crowd. Punk grabs him but is attacked from behind by Axel. Heyman escapes up the ramp as Punk fights off Axel. Punk jumps up on the commentators’ booth and pumps up the crowd.
HHH is in the office with Vince McMahon and asks him about the unfair treatment of Bryan. Vince says that maybe deep down he wants Bryan to win. Vince wants someone to beat John Cena. Vince wants someone like HHH to beat Cena. Except Vince would prefer someone about twenty years younger than HHH. Stephanie walks into the shop and says that she has an idea. She wants to give Daniel Bryan a corporate makeover. Vince walks away. HHH looks at Stephanie and says it’s worth a shot. Hey, the corporate makeover looks good on HHH.
Tables Match
John Cena v. Ryback
They square off in the middle of the ring. The ramp is lined with wooden tables. Cena knocks Ryback out of the ring. Cena follows after and tosses Ryback into the barricade. Cena pulls a table out from under the ring. Ryback attacks him from behind and hits a few punches. Ryback tosses Cena head first into the steel post. Ryback lifts up a table and charges at Cena. Ryback hits the steel post instead and the table breaks as the show goes to the last commercial of the night.
The action continues outside the ring as the Superstars work towards the tables on the ramp. Cena escapes a slam but is sent shoulder first into the steel steps. Ryback laughs at his destruction. Ryback grabs steel steps and places them in the ring. Ryback heads back out to Cena. John pushes Ryback into the apron. Cena grabs a table and leans it up against the apron. Ryback turns his attention to Cena and lays him out. They are back in the ring. Ryback is tossed to the outside. Cena throws a table out of the ring at Ryback.
Ryback escapes by climbing under the ring and coming out the other side. Ryback sets a table up against steps and the ring. The table Cena leaned earlier is set up in a similar fashion. Ryback tries to toss Cena into steel steps but he moves out of the way. Ryback misses a slam on Cena so Cena lifts him up for an AA. Ryback is able to scurry off and avoid being sent through a table. Ryback lifts Cena up for a huge overhead slam. Cena falls to the other side of the table. Both competitors stare each other down as a table separates them. Ryback grabs steel steps and breaks open the table. Cena grabs steel steps of his own. Both men are holding the steps and looking at each other. They toss them at each other and they collide in midair.
Cena slides back into the ring and Ryback follows. Cena slams Ryback onto steel steps and then delivers the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena heads out of the ring to grab a table. Ryback grabs Cena and plants him with a jawbreaker. Ryback charges to send Cena through a table but he stops short. Cena lifts up Ryback and sends him through a table with an AA.
Winner: John Cena
After the match Bryan cheers his way down to the ring. He grabs Cena’s Title from ringside. Bryan offers it to Cena but then pulls it back. Bryan says that it is going to be his. Cena grabs the Title and tells him that he has a long way to go.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Second #August1Warning Video

Matt Striker Joins Championship Wrestling from Hollywood Announcing Team

Matt Striker has joined the announcing team for Championship Wrestling from Hollywood. The promotion revealed the news in a press release, noting that Striker will debut with the promotion's August 11th TV taping which begins their fourth season.

Also set for the taping are Scorpio Sky with Christian Cole & Duke, PPRay ("Pretty" Peter Avalon & Ray Rosas), Joey Ryan, Othello, Ryan Taylor, The Hobo, Eric Watts, Mikey O'Shea, James Morgan with Stu Stone, 400LB Terex and more.

CWFH Executive Producer David Marquez said in the release, "I honestly can't believe we've made it 4 Season's on the air. It's been such a rollercoaster in all areas of the operation. I'm proud of everyone who's been associated with the broadcast and it is our goal to continue to create entertaining pro wrestling television. Also, going into the Oceanview Pavillion really is a dream come true for me, not only is it located right on the Pacific Ocean, it's the quintessential location to shoot our kind of show; think WCW at Atlanta's Center Stage, that's Oceanview!"

Opinionated View- Good for CWFH if WWE, TNA, or ROH aren't smart enough to use Striker than pick him up. 

WWE Smackdown TV rating: Final numbers for the July 26 edition

Friday's WWE Smackdown television show drew a 1.92 rating, up from the 1.85 rating the show drew the previous week. Smackdown averaged 2.650 million viewers, up from 2.577 million the prior week.

Full line-ups for the 2013 G1 Climax

New Japan Pro Wrestling has released the full cards for the 2013 G1 Climax annual round-robin tournament, which will start on Thursday, August 1 and run until Sunday, August 11. All 9 shows will be on iPPV, for one total price of $150. To see the shows, go to
The line-ups for the 9 shows in the G1 Climax are as follows:
8/1 in Shizouka, Japan
(1) B BLOCK Match: Kota Ibushi vs. Toru Yano
(2) A BLOCK Match: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Lance Archer
(3) B BLOCK Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Shelton “X” Benjamin
(4) A BLOCK Match: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(5) B BLOCK Match: Tetsuya Naito vs. Yujiro Takahashi
(6) B BLOCK Match: Yuji Nagata vs. Minoru Suzuki
(7) A BLOCK Match: Togi Makabe vs. Hirooki Goto
(8) B BLOCK Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson
(9) A BLOCK Match: Hiroshi Tanahshi vs. Satoshi Kojima
(10) A BLOCK Match: Kazuchika Okada vs. Prince Devitt
8/2 in Tokyo, Japan (Korauken Hall)
(1) B BLOCK Match: “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson vs. Shelton “X” Benjamin
(2) B BLOCK Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Yujiro Takahashi
(3) B BLOCK Match: Yuji Nagata vs. Toru Yano
(4) A BLOCK Match: Prince Devitt vs. Lance Archer
(5) A BLOCK Match: Satoshi Kojima vs. Katsuyori Shibata
(6) A BLOCK Match: Togi Makabe vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(7) B BLOCK Match: Tetsuya Naito vs. Kota Ibushi
(8) B BLOCK Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Minoru Suzuki
(9) A BLOCK Match: Hirooki Goto vs. Kazuchika Okada
(10) A BLOCK Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tomohiro Ishii
8/3 in Aichi, Japan
(1) B BLOCK Match: Kota Ibushi vs. “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson
(2) B BLOCK Match: Yujiro Takahashi vs. Shelton “X” Benjamin
(3) A BLOCK Match: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Prince Devitt
(4) B BLOCK Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Minoru Suzuki
(5) B BLOCK Match: Yuji Nagata vs. Tetsuya Naito
(6) A BLOCK Match: Kazuchika Okada vs. Lance Archer
(7) B BLOCK Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Toru Yano
(8) A BLOCK Match: Hirooki Goto vs. Satoshi Kojima
(9) A BLOCK Match: Togi Makabe vs. Katsuyori Shibata
(10) A BLOCK Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
8/4 in Osaka, Japan
(1) B BLOCK Match: Toru Yano vs. Yujiro Takahashi
(2) B BLOCK Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson
(3) B BLOCK Match: Yuji Nagata vs. Shelton “X” Benjamin
(4) A BLOCK Match: Satoshi Kojima vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(5) A BLOCK Match: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Katsuyori Shibata
(6) A BLOCK Match: Hirooki Goto vs. Lance Archer
(7) B BLOCK Match: Tetsuya Naito vs. Minoru Suzuki
(8) A BLOCK Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Prince Devitt
(9) A BLOCK Match: Togi Makabe vs. Kazuchika Okada
(10) B BLOCK Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi
8/6 in Ishikawa, Japan
(1) A BLOCK Match: Satoshi Kojima vs. Tomohiro Ishii
(2) B BLOCK Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Toru Yano
(3) A BLOCK Match: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Lance Archer
(4) B BLOCK Match: Tetsuya Naito vs. Shelton “X” Benjamin
(5) B BLOCK Match: “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson vs. Minoru Suzuki
(6) B BLOCK Match: Yuji Nagata vs. Kota Ibushi
(7) B BLOCK Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Yujiro Takahashi
(8) A BLOCK Match: Kazuchika Okada vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(9) A BLOCK Match: Hirooki Goto vs. Prince Devitt
(10) A BLOCK Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Togi Makabe
8/7 in Miyagi, Japan
(1) B BLOCK Match: Kota Ibushi vs. Shelton “X” Benjamin
(2) B BLOCK Match: Satoshi Kojima vs. “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson
(3) A BLOCK Match: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(4) B BLOCK Match: Yujiro Takahashi vs. Minoru Suzuki
(5) A BLOCK Match: Togi Makabe vs. Lance Archer
(6) B BLOCK Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Tetsuya Naito
(7) A BLOCK Match: Satoshi Kojima vs. Prince Devitt
(8) A BLOCK Match: Kazuchika Okada vs. Katsuyori Shibata
(9) B BLOCK Match: Yuji Nagata vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
(10) A BLOCK Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Hirooki Goto
8/8 in Kanagawa, Japan
(1) B BLOCK Match: Kota Ibushi vs. Yujiro Takahashi
(2) B BLOCK Match: Yuji Nagata vs. “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson
(3) A BLOCK Match: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Prince Devitt
(4) A BLOCK Match: Kazuchika Okada vs. Tomohiro Ishii
(5) B BLOCK Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
(6) A BLOCK Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Lance Archer
(7) B BLOCK Match: Tetsuya Naito vs. Toru Yano
(8) A BLOCK Match: Hirooki Goto vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(9) B BLOCK Match: Minoru Suzuki vs. Shelton “X” Benjamin
(10) A BLOCK Match: Togi Makabe vs. Satoshi Kojima
8/10 in Tokyo, Japan (Sumo Hall)
(1) A BLOCK Match: Prince Devitt vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(2) B BLOCK Match: “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson vs. Yujiro Takahashi
(3) A BLOCK Match: Satoshi Kojima vs. Lance Archer
(4) B BLOCK Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Yuji Nagata
(5) B BLOCK Match: Toru Yano vs. Shelton “X” Benjamin
(6) A BLOCK Match: Togi Makabe vs. Tomohiro Ishii
(7) B BLOCK Match: Kota Ibushi vs. Minoru Suzuki
(8) A BLOCK Match: Hirooki Goto vs. Katsuyori Shibata
(9) B BLOCK Match: Tetsuya Naito vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
(10) A BLOCK Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada
8/11 in Tokyo, Japan (Sumo Hall) - Finals
(1) Akebono & Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Takashi Iizuka & YOSHI-HASHI
(2) B BLOCK Match: Toru Yano vs. Minoru Suzuki
(3) B BLOCK Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Shelton “X” Benjamin
(4) B BLOCK Match: Tetsuya Naito vs. “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson
(5) B BLOCK Match: Yuji Nagata vs. Yujiro Takahashi
(6) B BLOCK Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Kota Ibushi
(7) A BLOCK Match: Lance Archer vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(8) A BLOCK Match: Satoshi Kojima vs. Kazuchika Okada
(9) A BLOCK Match: Hirooki Goto vs. Tomohiro Ishii
(10) A BLOCK Match: Togi Makabe vs. Prince Devitt
(11) A BLOCK Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Katsuyori Shibata
(12) G1 CLIMAX 23 FINAL Match: A BLOCK #1 vs. B BLOCK #1
Source: Puroresu Spirit

ROH Parent Company Acquires More TV Stations

Sinclair Broadcast Group sent out the following today…
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) (the "Company" or "Sinclair") announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the stock of Perpetual Corporation and the equity interest of Charleston Television, LLC, both owned and controlled by the Allbritton family ("Allbritton"), for an aggregate purchase price of $985.0 million. The Allbritton stations consist of seven ABC Network affiliates, covering 4.9% of the U.S. TV households, and NewsChannel 8, a 24-hour cable/satellite news network covering the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Completion of the transaction is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including approval by the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") and antitrust clearance, as applicable. The Company anticipates that the transaction will close and fund in the fourth quarter of 2013, subject to the satisfaction of the closing conditions. The Company expects to fund the purchase price at closing through a bank loan and/or by accessing the capital markets.

To comply with FCC local television ownership rules, Sinclair expects to sell the license and certain related assets of its existing stations in Birmingham, AL – WABM (MNT) and WTTO (CW), Harrisburg/Lancaster/Lebanon/York, PA – WHP (CBS), and Charleston, SC – WMMP (MNT) and to provide sales and other non-programming support services to each of these stations pursuant to customary shared services and joint sales agreements.

The Allbritton stations to be owned and operated are:

- Station Affil. Market DMA(1)
- WJLA ABC Washington, DC 8
- WBMA ABC Birmingham/Tuscaloosa/Anniston, AL (2) 42
- WCFT ABC Birmingham/Tuscaloosa/Anniston, AL(2) 42
- WJSU ABC Birmingham/Tuscaloosa/Anniston, AL(2) 42
- WHTM ABC Harrisburg/Lancaster/Lebanon/York, PA 43
- KATV ABC Little Rock/Pine Bluff, AR 56
- KTUL ABC Tulsa, OK 59
- WSET ABC Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA 68
- WCIV ABC Charleston, SC 98

(1) Represents television designated market areas according to the Nielsen Company. The numbers in the column represent the ranking in terms of size of the DMA out of the 210 generally recognized DMAs in the United States.

(2) WJSU and WCFT, along with associated low-power station WBMA, simulcast all local and network programming to the combined market.

In addition, the Company will acquire Allbritton's NewsChannel 8, the region's only 24-hour local cable/satellite news network dedicated to covering news, weather, sports and local information to over 2 million households in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.

"We are thrilled to add the Allbritton properties to our growing portfolio and national footprint," commented David Smith, President and CEO of Sinclair. "To buy a full-blown news operation in our nation's capital and an infrastructure that allows us to be connected to our branches of government and be at the pulse of national issues is a once-in-a lifetime event. We are especially excited to acquire the NewsChannel 8 local news channel, not only for the content it can provide our existing news stations, but moreover because their regional cable presence provides the perfect platform should we decide to expand it into other markets, especially given the amount of local news we produce across our entire portfolio."

Including the Allbritton station acquisitions, all previously announced acquisitions, and pro forma for expected synergies, the Company's 2011 and 2012 net broadcast revenues would have been $1.609 billion and $1.865 billion, respectively. The $985.0 million purchase price represents an 8.7x multiple of the average 2011-2012 cash flow including $21.5 million of operating synergies, which excludes any synergies associated with rolling out a national news cable channel. At an 8.5x enterprise to cash flow multiple, the additional synergies create approximately $1.83 of added equity value.

Updated Card For ROH All Star Extravaganza

World Tag Team Title Match: NEW JAPAN'S Forever Hooligans (Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov) defend vs. The American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards)
Ring of Honor World Title Tournament First Round Match: Kevin Steen vs. Brian Kendrick
Ring of Honor World Title Tournament First Round Match: Paul London vs. "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin
Ring of Honor World Title Tournament First Round Match: World TV Champion Matt Taven vs. Roderick Strong
Ring of Honor World Title Tournament First Round Match: Michael Bennett vs. BJ Whitmer
Ring of Honor World Title Tournament First Round Match: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Silas Young
Ring of Honor World Title Tournament Quarter Final Match: Adam Cole vs. Jay Lethal
NEW JAPAN'S Kushida vs. Adam Page
The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) vs. C&C Wrestle Factory (Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander) vs. Adrenaline RUSH (ACH & Tadarius Thomas)

Total Divas Viewership

Today, E! issued the following press release:
New E! Series Taking Viewers Inside the World of WWE Divas Both Inside and Outside the Ring Delivers E!’s Most Watched Series Debut Since “Married to Jonas” in August 2012
In last night’s series debut at 10pm, “Total Divas” delivered 1.3 MM Total Viewers / 855K A18-49 / 1.1 HH rtg making it E!’s most-watched new series debut since Married to Jonas in August 2012.
“Total Divas” was the 2ndmost social program in all ad-supported cable for the day (65K), behind only E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
Across both airings at 10pm and midnight, “Total Divas” delivered 2 MM Total Viewers and 1.3 MM in its core demo, A18-49.
“Total Divas” launched off the back of the continued strength of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” which delivered its 2ndmost-watched telecast of Season 8 with 2.8 MM Total Viewers.