Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bobby Heenan Suffers Broken Shoulder

- Bobby Heenan reportedly broke his shoulder after he fell while getting out of bed on the 24th of this month. Heenan was in Las Vegas for a wedding, which he had to miss due to the hospital visit his fall and break required.

The Wrestling Observer reports that Heenan's bones are very brittle due to the cancer treatments he's received; as previously reported he broke his back recently after a fall. He is said to still be in "very good spirits" though.

Opinionated View- Best Wishes to Bobby.

Another WWE NXT Release

WWE has released WWE NXT Diva Sarah Blackman. Blackman was signed in March of 2013, and was an arm wrestling champion from Sweden. Blackman actually requested her release, which was granted a few days ago. 

She joins Mason Ryan, Shaul Guerrero, Oliver Grey and Danny Burch as today's WWE releases.

WWE issues statement concerning alleged investigation into "potential security laws violations"

WWE issued the following statement concerning the press release from Shareholders Foundation that an investigation had begun concerning WWE stock: "The claim that Shareholders Foundation is allegedly investigating has absolutely no substance or merit."

WWE being investigated by law firm for "potential securities laws violations"

An unnamed law firm has begun investigating WWE for "potential securities laws violations" concerning "whether a series of statements by World Wrestling Entertainment regarding its business, its prospects and its operations were materially false and misleading at the time they were made." Portfolio monitoring company Shareholders Foundation made the announcement today.

Opinionated View- Now nothing could actually come out of it. But it is one of those things to keep an eye out for.

ROH News: New dates announced

-Ring of Honor announced an August 9 return to Philadelphia's National Guard Armory.
-ROH also announced that they will be taping television in Lakeland, Florida at the Lakeland Center on October 25.

Four Names Gone From WWE NXT

WWE has released the following four talents from their NXT developmental system earlier today according to a report by Mike Johnson:
Mason Ryan - Ryan was part of the WWE roster from 2011-2012, notably part of CM Punk's New Nexus stable. Ryan had been showcased on NXT TV throughout the last year. 
Shaul Guerrero (Raquel Diaz) - Diaz was showcased on the FCW TV program prior to WWE switching over to Full Sail University from 2011-2012, notably winning the FCW Women's Title and being part of the original incarnation of the Ascension. Diaz had taken leave late last year for a medical issue, but had returned to NXT late last year, although she was never shown on the WWE NXT TV program in her second run.
Oliver Grey - Grey had just returned from a major knee injury that kept him out of action for over 8 months. Grey had been featured prior to his injury as one-half of the British Ambition tag-team with current NXT Champion Adrian Neville, notably winning the tournament to crown the first-ever NXT Tag Team Champions in early 2013. 
Danny Burch - Burch was signed in 2011, but was mostly used as an enhancement talent on the WWE NXT TV program. 

Top Japanese Star Possibly Heading to WWE

According to, it was announced in Japan that Pro Wrestling NOAH star KENTA (real name Kenta Kobayashi) would be leaving the promotion. His final appearance will be on May 17th. KENTA spent a week at the WWE Performance Center back in January, training and working out with developmental talents. He downplayed his time there, noting that it was something he wanted to do because he had a break in his schedule.

KENTA wrote the following in a blog entry…

"It is indeed true that I have always been yearning for a spot in WWE, and I've always wanted to give it a try sometime. After all, you only live once. I should have given it a try. I should have chosen another way. I've had those regrets when I was in my middle and high school, and even after I got in to this business. I just did not want to regret later about something I haven't tried, so I used my time off to participate in the WWE workout. The executives were at the workout, so perhaps I may have left a mark."

While nothing has been made official at this time; the feeling is that KENTA has been offered a WWE deal and that is the reason he gave notice to NOAH. KENTA has worked for NOAH for the past 14 years, also making appearances for Ring of Honor during that time

Opinionated View- Because it worked so well for Sin Cara? He's a great talent but I don't think this will end well.

May 8th and May 15 TNA Impact Wrestling Spoilers

May 8th

The first part of the show was taped on Monday.
1. Knux beat Kazarian. Knux was accompanied by Rebel, a clown, two men on stilts, and a masked muscle man.
Eric Young promised to defend the title every single week. He said that if the company didn't book him a title match he would make his own. Bobby Roode asked for a rematch and Young eventually agreed.
2. Ethan Carter III beat Kurt Angle.
MVP later stated that the match would not happen and that the wrestlers do not book themselves. He teased a blockbuster announcement for Young's opponent at Slammiversary. Roode came out and ended up brawling with MVP.
In matches taped for Xplosion, Gail Kim beat Velvet Sky, and Austin Aries beat Tigre Uno.
The second part of this show was taped on Tuesday.
MVP called out Eric Young to introduce his challenger for Slammiversary. MVP attacked Young and told him he would see him at Slammiversary.
Former NXT wrestler Kenneth Cameron debuted as Bram, who appeared to be a friend of Magnus.
3. Willow beat Magnus (w/Bram) by DQ. Bram attacked Willow and hit him with a turnbuckle hook.
4. Angelina Love and Velvet Sky beat Madison Rayne and Brittany in an evening gown match.
5. The Wolves defeated Robbie E and Jessie in a ladder match to retain the TNA Tag Titles.

May 15th

1. Kazarian beat Crazy Steve.
2. Willow beat Bram and Magnus in a handicap match.
3. James Storm beat Mr. Anderson.
4. Gail Kim defeated Velvet Sky.
5. Sanada defeated Zema Ion and Tigre Uno in a three-way to retain the X Division Title.
6. Eric Young defeated MVP by DQ to retain the TNA Title. Kenny King interfered for the DQ. Bobby Lashley came out and teased going after MVP but instead speared Young.

4/29 WWE Smackdown TV taping spoilers

Dark Matches
1. Santino Marella (w/Emma) beat Brodus Clay.
2. Bo Dallas beat Tyson Kidd.
WWE Smackdown Taping
1. Rob Van Dam defeated Jack Swagger. Cesaro attacked RVD after the match.
2. Alexander Rusev beat R-Truth by DQ when Xavier Woods interfered.
3. The Wyatt Family defeated The Uso Brothers and Sheamus in a six-man tag. The Wyatt Family beat up Sheamus afterward.
4. Dolph Ziggler beat Damien Sandow.
5. Alexander Rusev beat R-Truth by DQ when Xavier Woods interfered. This was billed as a rematch from earlier (likely a reshoot).
6. Big E beat Titus O'Neil by DQ. E attacked Titus afterward.
7. Dean Ambrose defeated Ryback, Curtis Axel, and Alberto Del Rio in a four-way to retain the U.S. Title.
After the match, the rest of The Shield came out to save Ambrose from an attack.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Smackdown title match change

Dean Ambrose will defend the U.S. Championship against Ryback, Curtis Axel, and Alberto Del Rio in a Fatal Four-Way match on Friday's Smackdown television show. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns are banned from ringside.

Ring of Honor Headed Back to Philadelphia This Summer

- Ring of Honor has announced that they are returning to Philly on August 9th as part of their Summer Heat tour. The show will be at the National Guard Armory, with tickets going on sale April 30th at 10am EST to Ringside members. They go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10AM EST.

The doors for the event open at 6:30 PM and bell time is 7:30. No matches have yet been announced.

4/28 WWE Raw Viewership

The 4/28 WWE RAW did an average of 4.61 million viewers. The first hour did 4.51 million viewers, the second hour did 4.67 million viewers and the third hour did 4.65 million viewers. This number is up from last week's show that did an average of 4.14 million viewers, with the third hour being the most watched hour of programming on cable last night. The second & third hours of RAW also tied for first last night, scoring a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 age demographic.

TNA Impact Wrestling Spoilers for 5/1 and 5/8

The following was taped on Monday in Orlando, Florida at Universal Studios.
TNA Impact Wrestling tapings for May 1, 2014:
* Backstage vignette with Gunner, Mr. Anderson, Bobby Roode in MVP's office, wanting a TNA Title shot. MVP says they will decide this by drawing cards. The two lowest cards face each other, then the winner faces the highest card for a title shot. 
* Magnus promo, wanting another title shot. Abyss attacks Magnus and grabs his favorite weapon, Janice, but Magnus flees. 
* Bully Ray promo with a table that has "DIXIE" written on it. Bully promises to put Dixie Carter through a table. 
* Gunner def. Mr. Anderson after James Storm interfered, but it cost Anderson.
* Kurt Angle vs. EC3 announced for the 5/8 IMPACT. EC3 & Rockstar Spud do a sparring session, then Angle comes out and says he will beat EC3 next week. 
* Bobby Roode def. Gunner to earn a TNA Title shot. 
* Dixie Carter comes out and has security bring out the table Bully Ray brought out earlier that had her name on it. Dixie says she never forgot how Bully double-crossed her at Lockdown and bragged about putting him through a table at Sacrifice. Bully comes out and lays out the security. Bully goes to powerbomb Dixie through the table, but MVP comes out and stops him. 
* Willow def. James Storm by DQ after Mr. Anderson interfered and laid out Storm. 
* Segment with the Beautiful People celebrating Angelina Love's Knockouts Title win. Beautiful People act like they are gonna do a striptease, but instead mocked the crowd. Gail Kim comes out and went after the Beautiful People. Beautiful People fled the ring, but Madison Rayne & Brittany stopped them on the rampway and stripped them of their dresses. 
* TNA X-Division Champion Sanada & TNA Tag Team Champions The Wolves def. The BroMans. 
* TNA Champion Eric Young def. Bobby Roode to retain the title.
TNA Impact Wrestling tapings for May 8, 2014 (partial):
Knux promo with his new posse of Rebel, Crazy Steve and the Freak.
* Knux def. Kazarian
* EC3 def. Kurt Angle
* Segment where Eric Young & Bobby Roode agreed on a re-match for the TNA Title. MVP comes out and says the match won't happen on this week's show, but promises a big TNA Title match for Slammiversary. Roode rips on MVP, then the two get into it

Updated WWE Extreme Rules Card

Updated card for WWE Extreme Rules this Sunday in East Rutherford, New Jersey and live on the WWE Network (DirecTV and Dish Network will not be carrying the show).
WWE World Heavyweight Championship - Extreme Rules Match
Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Kane
Evolution vs. The Shield
Steel Cage Match
John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt
2-on-1 Handicap Match
Alexander Rusev vs. R-Truth and Xavier Woods
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Big E (c) vs. Bad News Barrett
Triple Threat Match
Rob Van Dam vs. Cesaro vs. Jack Swagger
WWE Divas Championship Match
Paige (c) vs. Tamina Snuka
Pre-show Match:
Weelc Match
Hornswoggle vs. El Torito
Opinionated View- No wonder companies are dropping this show. This card is awful

Who Won't Be Carrying WWE Extreme Rules

WWE announced on Monday night during RAW that neither DirecTV or Dish Network will be carrying Extreme Rules this Sunday night. They instead encouraged people to sign up to become a subscriber to watch the event on the WWE Network. WWE did mention that the show would be carried on all local cable providers.

Cable PPV provider AT&T U-Verse will not be carrying Sunday's WWE Extreme Rules PPV. AT&T U-Verse had carried the Wrestlemania 30 PPV last month. AT&T U-Verse joins DISH Network & DirecTV, who WWE made mention on last night's 4/28 WWE RAW that those providers would not be carrying Sunday's Extreme Rules PPV.

Match Set for Main Event and Smackdown

Sheamus vs. Bray Wyatt is scheduled to headline the 4/28 WWE Main Event from Kansas City, Missouri on Tuesday night live on the WWE Network.

Dean Ambrose will defend the WWE United States Championship in a 3-on-1 Handicap match against Alberto Del Rio, Ryback and Curtis Axel on this week's 5/2 WWE Smackdown on Syfy. That match will be taped on Tuesday night in Kansas City, Missouri.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Eric Young to Defend TNA World Title on Impact

- TNA has announced that Eric Young will defend the TNA World Title on Impact Wrestling this week. The company revealed that Young informed company officials that he would defend the belt. No word on who his opponent will be.

The show tapes from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

4/25 WWE Smackdown Viewership

The 4/25 WWE Smackdown on Syfy drew 2.67 million viewers. This number is down from last week's show that drew 2.76 million viewers. The final rating will be out shortly.

EVOLVE Wrestling News and Notes

EVOLVE sent out the following today…
  • EVOLVE returns to the Elk's Lodge in Queens, NY on May 9th and The Lyceum in Brooklyn, NY on May 10th. Tickets for both shows can be purchased here. The weekend will have the theme of Back To The Basics. EVOLVE officials feel that things got out of hand at EVOLVE 28. There was too much interference and shenanigans you don't expect from the EVOLVE brand. It's time to reign things in and regain control. Fans of EVOLVE want straight, competitive matches and great wrestling. The original rules of EVOLVE were designed to deliver that. For May 9th and 10th, we are going back to some of the original EVOLVE rules. These rules will be in effect for the entire EVOLVE 29 and EVOLVE 30 cards:

    -There will be no interference of any kind tolerated. Any interference will result in an immediate fine and/or suspension.

    -Any physical contact with a referee will result in an immediate fine and/or suspension.

    -Referees Brandon Tolle and Bryce Remsburg have been given the power to administer any fines or suspensions on the spot of an infraction.
  • In an additional move, EVOLVE officials have isolated Larry Dallas as being responsible for inciting an out-of-control situation at the WWNLive Experience. As a result and to set an example to the rest of the locker room, EVOLVE has decided to release Larry Dallas. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.
  • EVOLVE 29 on May 9th will be a live to VOD iPPV. EVOLVE 30 on May 10th will be a live iPPV. We have a Weekly Special so you can get both iPPVs at a big discount. You can pre-order both EVOLVE 29 and EVOLVE 30 at for just $9.99 each if you act by Monday, May 5th. This will get you the VOD of EVOLVE 29 and the live & VOD of EVOLVE 30. You will get unlimited access for just $9.99! This means you can own the entire weekend for just $20. Act now, you must pre-order in the next week to get these savings.
  • JT Dunn and Ryan Rush will both make their EVOLVE debuts in NYC. We have info on their matches below. We look forward to seeing what both do with this opportunity.

    EVOLVE 29 - Queens, NY - May 9th - 8pm EST. 
  • Tag Team Main Event: AR Fox & Uhaa Nation vs. Anthony Nese & Trent Baretta
  • Gentlmen's Club Implodes: Chuck Taylor vs. Drew Gulak
  • Johnny Gargano vs. Biff Busick
  • Rich Swann vs. Caleb Konley
  • Non-Title: Lancelot & Harlem Bravado vs. #AllEgo & #WalkingWeapon
  • Fire Ant & Green Ant vs. Jigsaw & Tim Donst
  • NEW MATCH: Blake Edward Belakus vs. JT Dunn with Shelly Martinez
  • Shelly Martinez will be available for autographs!
  • Plus: SHINE Champion Ivelisse, Moose, Su Yung & Mr. A, more!

    EVOLVE 30 - Brooklyn, NY - May 10th - 8pm EST
  • I Quit Match: Johnny Gargano vs. Rich Swann
  • Open The United Gate Title Match: Lancelot & Harlem Bravado defend vs. Fire Ant & Green Ant
  • Uhaa Nation vs. Trent Baretta
  • AR Fox vs. Caleb Konley
  • Four Way Freestyle: Anthony Nese vs. Chuck Taylor vs. Jigsaw vs. #AllEgo
  • Tim Donst vs. #WalkingWeapon
  • NEW MATCH: Blake Edward Belakus vs. Ryan Rush
  • Plus: SHINE Champion Ivelisse, Moose, Su Yung & Mr. A, more!


    4/27 CZW in Providence, RI results

    1. Da Hoodz defeated Tabarnak De Team.

    2. Shane Strickland beat Joe Gacy to retain the CZW Wired Championship.

    3. Team TREMENDOUS over The Front.

    4. Kimber Lee defeated Alexxis.

    5. Masada pinned Chris Dickinson.

    6. Matt Tremont over Danny Havoc.

    7. Kevin Steen beat DJ Hyde.

    8. Juicy Product defeated The Beaver Boys to win the CZW Tag Team Championships.

    9. Drew Gulak over Biff Busick to retain the CZW World Championship.

    TNA Sacrifice 2014 Review

    Bully Ray and James Storm Banged Up Following Last Night’s TNA Sacrifice PPV

    - At last night's TNA Sacrifice PPV, Bully Ray faced Bobby Roode in a tables match and James Storm faced Gunner in an I Quit match. According to their Twitter posts, both men were banged up after their matches…

    Normally would be walkin into gym at this time. Just walked out of hospital. 1 bruised rib 1 fractured rib.

    X-rays on the back negative. Just some deep damn bruising. War is what it is. BRUTAL.

    4/28 WWE Raw Preview

    WWE RAW is live tonight from St. Louis, Missouri. Scheduled for the Extreme Rules go-hom show is the return of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan, The Usos defending the WWE Tag Team Championships against Ryback and Curtis Axel, Rob Van Dam vs. Bad News Barrett in the finals of the WWE Intercontinental Championship tournament and an appearance by Hugh Jackman. WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair is also scheduled to appear.

    Opinionated View- Flair, Ryback and Axel, and a guest host no thanks. And this being WWE they could be stupid enough to have RVD win the tournament.

    4/24 WWE NXT Results

    We see Paige backstage with both the WWE Divas & NXT Women's title belts. NXT GM JBL walks up to her and says that unforunately, since Paige recently became the WWE Divas Champion, it increases her schedule and its not fair to us at NXT. The NXT Women's Title should stay at NXT and be defended at NXT. Paige, you have done a wonderful job, history cannot take that away from you, but the decision has been made to strip you of the NXT Women's Title. Paige is upset at this, saying she doesn't deserve to be stripped of the title, I have worked so hard for this title, I don't think so, I refuse. JBL says Paige indeed doesn't deserve this, but its not fair to NXT. What I will do is create a tournament to crown a new champion and whoever wins this, has mighty big shoes to fill. Paige says she was willing to fight for the NXT Women's Title till the very end, but I guess its time for someone to step up. Paige hands over the NXT Women's Title to JBL and he leaves.
    We see the usual intro, then go to the opening match.
    Lana comes out and introduces Alexander Rusev for our opening match.
    "The Bulgrian Brute" Alexander Rusev w/"The Ravishing Russian" Lana vs. Travis Tyler
    Tyler with a dropkick early, but Rusev does not go down. Rusev then wipes out Tyler with the running body block. Rusev lifts up Tyler and hits the series of knee strikes to the ribs, followed by a Samoan Drop. Elbows to the chest, followed by a kick to the back. More elbows to the chest, followed by an elbow drop for a nearfall. Rusev hits his spinning slam.
    Accolade applied, Tyler taps.
    Winner: "The Bulgrian Brute" Alexander Rusev by submission (The Accolade)
    Lana says afterward that "Rusev hit and Rusev crush." Rusev then says something in Bulgrian and he & Lana stand tall.
    Backstage, Devin Taylor interviews Adam Rose, who is alongside his party-goers. Rose says that Camacho is two words, PARTY POOPER. Rose says that Camacho is boring, so anytime you wanna pick a fight with this boy Adam, you let me know and you can become a victim of the Rose Experience. Don't be a lemon, be a Rosebud.
    The BFFs ("The Boss" Sasha Banks & "The Dirtiest Diva in the Game" Charlotte) vs. Emma & WWE Divas Champion "The Diva of Tomorrow" Paige
    Emma & Sasha start. Sasha sends Emma into the corner. Charlotte blind tags in and nails Emma. Emma sends Sasha into Charlotte, then hits Charlotte with a Monkey flip for a 1 count. Paige in, double suplex to Charlotte for a nearfall. Charlotte takes down Paige and applies a toe hold. Paige gets free, then hits a series of back elbows in the corner, causing Charlotte to do a Flair Flop. Paige gains a nearfall. Paige with a hair-mare. Emma in, but Charlotte with a forearm. Knee to the ribs, then Charlotte mocks Paige's scream. Emma goes for another Monkey flip, but Charlotte flips over onto her feet and tags in Sasha. Emma didn't see the tag, allowing Sasha to hit a Thesz Press and right hands.
    Sasha stomps on Emma's fingers, then sends her off the corner. Charlotte in, BFFs slam Emma's head into the mat for a nearfall. Charlotte chokes Emma in the ropes. Headscissors applied. Crowd wills on Emma with an "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi" chant. Emma tries to get free, but Charlotte flips her over and keeps the hold maintained. Skullcrusher by Charlotte, then she continues to keep the headscissors applied. Emma fights out with knee strikes. Emma goes to make a tag, but Charlotte stops her and goes back to the headscissors. Emma bridges backward and pins Charlotte for a nearfall. Charlotte again stops Emma from making a tag, but misses an elbow drop.
    Paige & Sasha in. Trifecta of short-arm clotheslines, followed by a running dropkick. Paige goes for the Scorpion Crosslock, but Charlotte breaks it up by dropkicking Paige in the leg. Charlotte sends Emma outside. Sasha tags Charlotte in while Paige is trying to regain the feeling in her leg.
    Charlotte hits Paige with the Basement Somersault Ace Crusher for the upset win.
    Winners: The BFFs by pinfall (Basement Somersault Ace Crusher)
    Charlotte motions that she wants the NXT Women's Title afterward as the BFFs celebrate their win.
    Tyson Kidd vs. "The Colossus of Cardiff" Mason Ryan
    Kidd with a leg kick early. Kidd slides under Ryan's legs, but Ryan blocks a Monkey flip. Ryan misses 2 clotheslines, but catches Kidd off a crossbody. Kidd slips out of a slam and hits more leg kicks. Ryan then drives Kidd into the corner. Shoulder to the ribs, followed by a back club. Slam and a leg drop for a nearfall. Kidd sidesteps a backdrop and hits a dropkick to the leg. Enziguri, followed by a kick to the back. Kidd stomps away, then chokes Ryan in the ropes. Slingshot leg drop while Ryan's throat was on the bottom rope for a nearfall. Front chancery applied. Ryan catches a kick and shoves Kidd off. Kidd with a backflip kick, sending him onto the apron. Kidd goes for a springboard, but Ryan catches him in a gorilla press and slams him down overhead. Big clothesline by Ryan in the corner for a nearfall. Ryan runs into boots by Kidd in the corner.
    No Kidding by Kidd for the win.
    Winner: Tyson Kidd by pinfall (No Kidding)
    Afterwards, Renee Young interviews Kidd on the rampway. Kidd says that this is the rebirth of Tyson Kidd. With the launch & success of the WWE Network, NXT is the place to be. And with more eyes on NXT than ever before, what better time to show my total display of ability. If you wanna fight, I'll brawl. If you wanna fly, I'll soar. If you wanna test me, I will prove you wrong!
    Angelo Dawkins vs. "Prince Pretty" Tyler Breeze
    Dawkins with a quick roll-up for a 1 count. Amateur takedown, Breeze gets to the ropes. Breeze with a series of right hands and elbows to the head. Snapmare, followed by a kick to the back for a nearfall. Chinlock applied. Dawkins gets free, but Breeze with a savate kick to the ribs. Series of right hands from the mount.
    Beauty Shot for the win.
    Winner: "Prince Pretty" Tyler Breeze by pinfall (Beauty Shot)
    Breeze checks himself in his iPhone camera afterwards.
    We see video from last week when Adrian Neville defeated Brodus Clay by count-out. We see video from after the show last week when Brodus attacked Neville afterwards, leaving him with a few teeth missing.
    Main Event in a 6-Man Tag: "The Savior of Misbehavior" Corey Graves & NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) vs. Sami Zayn & WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jey & Jimmy)
    Viktor & Jimmy start. Viktor with a shoulder tackle. Jimmy comes back with a big right hand. Graves tags in. Zayn wants in and Jey tags him in, but Graves quickly tags in Konnor. Konnor with a knee and a back club. Graves in, but Zayn takes him down and hits a series of right hands. Graves gets free and tags in Viktor. Viktor with a kick to Zayn's knee. Zayn sent off the corner. Viktor runs into a back elbow, then Zayn with a leg lariat for a nearfall. Jey in, double sledge to Viktor's arm. Viktor sent off the corner. Jimmy in, double back elbow and a double elbow drop by the Usos for a nearfall. Jey in, but Viktor sidesteps a double team and sends the Usos' heads into each other, but it has NO effect on them. Usos with a double throat thrust to Viktor. Jey with a flying shoulder tackle for a nearfall. Jimmy in, falling headbutt to Viktor for a nearfall. Armbar applied. Zayn in, elbow to the arm to Viktor. Jey in, double sledge to Viktor. Jey charges, but Viktor with a clothesline. Viktor drives Jey into his corner. Konnor in, stomps away at Jey. Flapjack and a clothesline that sends Jey to the outside.
    Back from commercial as Viktor chokes Jey. Konnor in, gut shot to Jey. Jey fights back, but Konnor with a back elbow. Big right hand for a nearfall. Chinlock applied. Jey fights back, but Konnor slams him back down. Graves in, stomps away at Jey. Gourdbuster and a fist drop for a nearfall. Head and arm lock applied. Graves then switches to a front chancery. Graves gains a nearfall, then goes back to the front chancery. Crowd wills on Jey. Viktor in, stomps away at Jey. Chops, but Jey fights back. Chop exchange now, but Viktor with stomps. Series of chops and uppercuts in the corner by Viktor for a nearfall. Chinlock applied. Crowd again wills on Jey. Jey fights out and hits a back suplex. Konnor in and stops Jey from making a tag. Sunset flip by Jey for a nearfall. Jey then with a big right hand from his knees. Jey sends Konnor to the outside, but Konnor grabs Jey's leg and quickly gets back in. Jey kicks Konnor off, but Viktor tags in and knocks Zayn off the apron. Jimmy avoids Viktor, then Jey slides under Viktor's legs and tags in Jimmy. Clothesline to Viktor, Konnor knocked off the apron. Jimmy avoids a Viktor charge, flying back elbow. Savate kick to the ribs, followed by a Samoan Drop. Konnor comes in, but he is met with a Samoan Drop. Viktor misses a clothesline, superkick by Jimmy. Jimmy with the "Uso" chant and hits the Samoan Bulldozing Butt Smash in the corner. Graves tags in and nails Jimmy with the front chopblock. Graves goes for Lucky 13, but Jimmy counters with an inside cradle for a nearfall. Graves runs into a back elbow, Zayn blind tags in. Jimmy with a spinning windmill kick to Graves, then Zayn with a crossbody off the top for a nearfall. Zayn charges, but Graves catches him. Graves goes for the overhead backbreaker, but Zayn slips out. Blue Thunder Bomb by Zayn, but the Ascension break up the pin. Zayn avoids the Ascension and he & Jimmy both clothesline the Ascension to the outside. Helluva Kick by Zayn to Graves, Jey tags in. Zayn & Jimmy with a head of steam and they wipe out the Ascension with stereo dives!
    Jey heads up top, Air Uso on Graves for the win.
    Winners: Sami Zayn & WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos by pinfall (Air Uso)
    Zayn & the Usos celebrate their win to close the show.

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

    TNA Impact Wrestling Preview: Sacrifice Fallout

    Preview Thursday's IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast on SpikeTV at 9/8c! If you can't watch it Thursday, make sure to set your DVR so you don't miss any of the action!
    - Thursday's broadcast will feature the aftermath from Sunday's "Sacrifice" Pay-Per-View event! Tune in for all the latest news and updates after Sacrifice! Plus, the road begins to the annual June "Slammiversary" epic event!
    - Overcoming all odds, Eric Young is STILL the reigning World Heavyweight Champion after Sacrifice! However, it won't get any easier for the champ as he has a long list of challengers lined up that want a shot at the gold! Plus, how will Magnus react to the loss at the PPV? What will happen on Thursday's IMPACT? Tune in and find out!
    - Also, what will happen on Thursday between Bully Ray and TNA President Dixie Carter after she cost him the Tables Match against Bobby Roode at Sacrifice? According to sources, Bully Ray is hellbent on delivering payback to Dixie this Thursday on IMPACT! What will happen with this potentially explosive situation? Will all hell break loose when Dixie shows up? Don't miss it this Thursday!
    - New TNA World Champions were crowned at Sunday's "Sacrifice" as The Wolves beat The BroMans and DJ Z to finally reclaim the Tag Team Championship, while Angelina Love defeated Madison Rayne to bring the Knockouts Championship back to the Beautiful People! The new champs will be on Thursday's huge broadcast!
    - Also on Thursday: What's next for Gunner after he defeated James Storm in the "I-Quit" match at Sacrifice? Have we seen the last of Samuel Shaw after he was committed to the mental hospital? Plus, the war between Kurt Angle and Ethan Carter III continues on Thursday - will Angle finally get his payback on EC3?
    All this and much more on Thursday's can't-miss iMPACT broadcast as the road to the annual June "Slammiversary" epic event continues!

    Lee Marshall dead according to reports

    Former pro wrestling broadcaster Lee Marshall died on Saturday, according to KFBK-Radio in California. The story does not list a cause of death and notes that Marshall's friends were offering condolences on his Facebook page. You can view the story

    Marshall also worked as the ring announcer at WrestleMania 2 for the Los Angeles portion of the card. He did a lot of radio work and was also the voice of Frosted Flakes cereal mascot Tony the Tiger since 1995. You can view his Facebook page at

    Opinionated View- I really hope this is false or some kind of awful mistake. But if it's not my condolences to the Marshall family.

    TNA Sacrifice 2014 Report:

    A video package runs focusing on Eric Young vs. Magnus tonight.
    A graphic opening hits welcoming us to TNA Sacrifice 2014. We go live to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. We open tonight with The BroMans defending the TNA Tag Team Championships in a 3 on 2 handicap match.
    TNA Tag Team Championships - 3 on 2 Handicap Match
    The BroMans (c's) and DJ Z vs. The Wolves
    Before the match, Eddie Edwards gets on the mic and talks about The BroMans doing what they can to cause disqualifications. He said tonight will be different. Edwards hands a note to Christy Hemme to read. Hemme reads the letter and per the order of MVP, this title match will now take place under No DQ rules.
    The bell rings and here we go. DJ Z is tossed to the outside quickly. Wolves with double huricanranas on Robbie E and Jessie. The Wolves dump The BroMans over the top rope after that and then launch DJ Z over the top rope on the BroMans. The Wolves hit the ropes and connect with a double suicide dive to all three members of the BroMans at ringside. Richards and Edwards with big elbows to DJ Z in the corner. Jessie takes an atomic drop and chop combo from The Wolves. Robbie with kicks to Richards. Richards shrugs them off and The Wolves with kicks on Robbie in the corner. Richards with a big corner kick and Edwards follows with a knee to the head on Robbie. DJ Z cracks a laptop off teh back of Edwards. Jessie drops Richards over the steel guard railing at ringside. Quick tags between the BroMans as they work over Edwards. Edwards is sandwiched in the corner by the BroMans with a triple boot spot. More quick tags as they keep Edwards from tagging in Richards. Edwards with a big back suplex on Jessie. DJ Z pulls down Richards from the ring apron when he is about to get the hot tag. The BroMans triple team Edwards on the outside. Edwards with a double huricanrana on both Robbie and Jessie. Edwards with a kick to the head of DJ Z and hot tag to Richards. Richards with a huge kick on Jessie, dropkick to DJ Z and Z brings down Robbie at the same time. Richards is up top and connects with a double missile dropkick to DJ Z and Jessie. DJ Z ends up hitting Jessie with the laptop. DJ Z is taken out with a shot to the jaw. Edwards lifts up Robbie in a powerbomb and Richards brings him down with double knees to the back. Edwards with a foot stomp to Jessie and Richards follows with a foot stomp off the top of his own. Richards covers for the pinfall.
    Winners and new TNA Tag Team Champions: The Wolves
    After the match, The Wolves celebrate with the TNA Tag Team Championship belts. We see highlights from the match. Back live, Richards climbs up on the guard railing to celebrate more with the crowd in Orlando.
    Mike Tenay and Taz officially welcome us to the show and discuss Eric Young vs. Magnus.
    Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Samuel Shaw to hype the Committed match next with Mr. Anderson. A padded van is in the background. Shaw dedicates this match tonight to Christy.
    A video package runs hyping Mr. Anderson vs. Samuel Shaw.
    Committed Match
    Mr. Anderson vs. Samuel Shaw
    Anderson and Shaw take turns getting in and out of the ring. Shaw takes off and has Anderson chase him down. Shaw grabs Christy Hemme at ringside and shoves her into Anderson. Anderson pushes her aside and lands a big right hand on Shaw. Anderson with shots to Shaw on the outside and brings it to the ring. Anderson with a huge high back body drop on Shaw. Anderson clotheslines Shaw to the outside and Shaw tosses Anderson into the side of the ring. Shaw locks on a modified triangle choke standing with Anderson. Anderson tries to fight out of it. Shaw seems to choke out Anderson and then goes after Christy inside the ring. Shaw looks at her and says, "You're coming with me whether you like it or not b*tch." Christy slaps Shaw. Anderson is back in the ring with a series of clotheslines and spinning neckbreaker on Shaw. Shaw bails. Anderson catches up and nails Shaw against the guard railing. Anderson gets Shaw up on his shoulders and dives down in a senton splash. Anderson tosses Shaw off the ramp, grabs a steel chair, hits him in the ribs with it and then cracks it over his back. Anderson then sends Shaw into the guard railing knocking it over. Anderson drags Shaw to the back and comes across Jeremy Borash. He wants JB to interview Shaw. JB asks how the match is going and Anderson answers in a high voice for Shaw that it isn't going very well. Anderson drops Shaw on a cart and sends it into more production carts backstage. Anderson checks on the padded van when Shaw attacks him from behind. Christy walks up getting Shaw's attention. She tries to calm him down and then knees him in the groin. Anderson with a Mic Check on Shaw to the rear of the van and then tosses him into the back of the van. Anderson shuts the doors and the referee calls for the bell.
    Winner: Mr. Anderson
    After the match, Mr. Anderson slaps the van to take off and it does. Anderson and Christy Hemme head to the back as we see highlights.
    Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with EC3 and Spud. Spud said he will make sure EC3 gets his victory over Kurt Angle tonight.
    Kurt Angle and Willow vs. Ethan Carter III and Rockstar Spud
    We start with Kurt Angle and EC3. EC3 quickly tags in Rockstar Spud when Angle gets close. Angle demands EC3 get in the ring. Angle yells at Spud, "If you don't get out of the ring, I'll kick your ass from here all the way to England!" Spud quickly tags in EC3. Willow takes out Spud at ringside. Angle with an overhead belly to belly suplex on EC3. EC3 side steps a charge from Angle and sends him into the steel ring steps. In the ring, EC3 attacks Willow who was going after Spud. Willow with elbows to Spud and EC3 and explodes out of the corner with the Whisper in the Wind. EC3 has the tag and takes out Willow with a big suplex. Angle is still recovering near the steel steps. Angle with multiple german suplexes on EC3. Angle gets the ankle lock applied on EC3 when Spud breaks it up. Angle launches Spud across the ring from the corner and then gets an ankle lock applied on him. EC3 with a chop block to break it up. Willow with a dropkick to EC3 on the ground. Willow with a big shot to EC3 in the corner and then tosses Spud into him. Willow jumps off the back of Spud to splash EC3. Angle with an Angle Slam on Spud. Willow with a Swanton Bomb off the top rope over Spud for the win.
    Winners: Kurt Angle and Willow
    After the match, Kurt Angle has a stare down with an angry EC3.
    Backstage, we see footage from earlier today of TNA Champion Eric Young talking about becoming champion a few weeks ago on Impact Wrestling. He said he is doing everything now for anyone who has heard the word no before.
    A video package runs of Knux in a car with Rebel. Knux said he is bringing in Crazy Steve and The Freak. Rebel doesn't like this idea.
    A video package runs showing Sanada becoming the TNA X Divison Champion in Japan.
    TNA X Division Championship Match #3
    Sanada (c) vs. Tigre Uno
    Series of counters between the two early. Uno with a few right hands. Sanada with a quick snap huricanrana on Uno. Sanada locks up Uno and cradle rolls around with him all over the ring. Uno with a big arm drag and big kick to the head that results in a two count. Uno with a modified armbar submission locking the head of Sanada with his knees. Sanada catches Uno with a dropkick as he comes jumping off the top rope. Uno catches Sanada with a dropkick sending him to the outside and then follows up with a twisting flip dive over the top rope to the outside. Back in the ring, Sanada gets his knees up when Uno attempts a moonsault. Sanada with a springboard chop to the top of Uno's head. Sanada with a second springboard chop. Sanada calls for a third attempt and this time Uno moves out of the way. Uno with a release german suplex on Sanada to the corner and Sanada's head bounches off the turnbuckle. Sanada trips up Uno on the top turnbuckle and connects with a snap huricanrana. Sanada with Tiger Suplex into a bridge on Uno for a two count. Sanada misses a moonsault, lands on his feet, chops Uno in the corner, tosses Uno to his shoulders, Uno rolls through into a roll up for a two count. Uno with a high cradle into a DDT on Sanada. Uno misses his 450 Splash from the top rope when Sanada fires back with a moonsault for the pinfall.
    Winner and still TNA X Division Champion: Sanada
    After the match, Sanada helps up Tigre Uno and extends his hand. They shake hands and Sanada raises Uno's arm.
    Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with James Storm. He said he might be known as the Cowboy, but you can also call him the Star Maker. Storm talks about making Gunner a star and making Gunner's daddy a star.
    A video package runs hyping James Storm vs. Gunner next.
    I Quit Match
    James Storm vs. Gunner
    Storm and Gunner exchange right hands early. Gunner with chops to Storm in the corner and then explodes with a big jumping clothesline. Storm sends Gunner over the top rope and Gunner pulls down part of the guard railing. Storm stomps over the railing on top of Gunner. Storm starts positioning the steel ring steps near the guard railing and then puts the railing up against the ring. Gunner jumps off the steps and takes out Storm with a clothesline. Storm catches Gunner with a big kick to the head on the ring apron. Storm with a modified cutter pulling Gunner back in over the top rope and dropping down. The referee checks on Gunner asking if he wants to quit and he says no. Storm catapults the throat of Gunner into the ropes. Storm brings in three steel chairs, grabs one and hits Gunner in the ribs with it. Storm cracks it over the back of Gunner. Gunner still refuses to quit. Storm cracks a metal sheet over Gunner's back and chokes him in the corner. Gunner fires back catching Storm with a high knee. Gunner cracks a trash can lid over the head of Storm. Orlando crowd starting an "AJ STYLES" chant. Gunner and Storm exchange trash can lid shots. Gunner drops Storm using the full trash can bashing it over his head. Gunner goes up top and connects with a diving headbutt. Storm refuses to quit. Storm sends Gunner shoulder first into the steel ring post and then kicks him in the head. Gunner refuses to quit. Storm then drops Gunner face first off the steel ring steps. Storm slaps Gunner telling him to quit. Gunner refuses. Storm tosses Gunner back in and grabs a beer bottle from under the ring. Storm smashes the beer bottle over the head of Gunner. Gunner is busted open. Storm punches the bloody head of Gunner and then licks the blood off his knuckles. Storm locks a Boston Crab on Gunner. Gunner screams no as blood runs down his face. Storm shoves the referee and then holds him down removing his belt. Storm starts cracking the belt over the back of Gunner repeatedly. Gunner still refuses to quit. Storm connects with his Last Call superkick. Gunner says "never" when asked if he wants to quit. Storm picks up a piece of the beer bottle shards, cuts Gunner more with it and low blows him. Storm sends Gunner into the corner. Gunner gets fired up and says no. Gunner hits his head over the turnbuckle repeatedly to fire himself up. Gunner with an F5 on Storm. Gunner with a second F5 on Storm. Gunner with a third F5 on Storm. Gunner sets up a chair, grabs a second and sets that up near the first one. Gunner brings the steel guard rail inside the ring and puts it over the two chairs. Gunner with a superplex on Storm over the steel guard railing! Gunner grabs a shard of glass and holds it over Storm's head screaming to quit. Gunner starts cutting Storm and Storm quits.
    Winner: Gunner
    After the match, highlights are shown leading to the finish.
    Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with The Beautiful People. Angelina Love talked about coming back to TNA as charity.
    TNA Knockouts Championship Match
    Madison Rayne (c) vs. Angelina Love w/ Velvet Sky
    Madison Rayne drops Angelina Love early with a shoulder block. Rayne with some quick arm drags and Love bails. Rayne with a baseball slide dropkick connecting with Love on the outside. Love trips up Rayne on the ring apron. Love distracts the referee allowing Sky to toss Rayne back in. Love with a quick clothesline on Rayne. Love with a dropkick to the back of Rayne. Sky with shots to Rayne on the outside as Love again distracts the referee. Love locks the arms of Rayne back using her legs to lock it up. Rayne leans back to get a pinfall attempt on Love for a two count. Rayne with repeated clotheslines that drop Love. Rayne with the scissor stomp to the head of Love right into the mat. Love rolls out and Sky tries to help her recover. Rayne dives off the ring apron and takes out both Love and Sky. Love with a close pinfall attempt on Rayne. Love goes up top, jumps and Rayne moves. Rayne with a spear that connects on Love. Sky jumps up and distracts the referee. Rayne grabs the referee to get his attention to count a pinfall. The referee gets pushed away and Sky sprays hairspray in the face of Rayne. Love rolls up Rayne for the win.
    Winner and new TNA Knockouts Champion: Angelina Love
    After the match, The Beautiful People celebrate the big win. We see highlights. Back live, Madison Rayne is arguing with the referee about the hairspray being used.
    Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Bully Ray. Ray talks about Bobby Roode being a great wrestler. He said the crowd in Orlando tonight wants to see Roode go through a table. Ray breaks a table nearby.
    A video package runs hyping Bully Ray vs. Bobby Roode.
    Tables Match
    Bully Ray vs. Bobby Roode
    Bully Ray gets a "S*IT FACTOR" chant started up. Bobby Roode flips off Ray. Ray goes after Roode backing him to the corner with some big shots and follows with a big high back body drop. Ray with some jabs and a big elbow that drops Roode. Ray gets the crowd to chant "GET THE TABLES" and bails to set one up. Roode cuts him off and gets in some big stomps. Ray sends Roode face first into the steel ring post. Roode recovers getting in shots to Ray in the corner back in the ring. Roode has a table in the ring and setup against the corner. Roode catches Ray with a quick dropkick. Roode with a neckbreaker on Ray. Roode brings the table back down, tries to suplex Ray over it, Ray blocks, has Roode up, Roode counters with knees and Ray counters with a suplex back the other way. Roode with a Blockbuster from the second turnbuckle. Ray counters a powerbomb attempt by Roode into a back body drop. Roode counters an attempt by Ray to slam him through the table. Ray with a huge chop to the chest of Roode. Ray with a second huge chop. Ray has Roode up for a powerbomb, Roode jumps off, Roode counters a second powerbomb attempt and Ray finally gets Roode up for a third attempt and powerbombs him through the table. As Ray brought Roode up for the powerbomb, Roode's boot caught the referee and the referee was out for the table break. Ray leaves the ring and grabs a second table. Ray has the second table setup. Roode with a spinebuster on Ray. Roode with an elbow to Ray. Roode jumps off the top turnbuckle, Ray jumps up and catches Roode with a cutter. Ray drags Roode to the outside and puts him over two tables. Ray climbs up to the top turnbuckle. As he gets near the top, a person with a hat, beard and glasses runs up and pushes him off the turnbuckle. Ray crashes through the tables. It appears to be Dixie Carter in disguise. The bell rings.
    Winner: Bobby Roode
    After the match, Dixie Carter removes the fake beard and hat. She yells at Bully Ray to never double cross her again. Carter yells, "That felt so good!" Carter heads to the back. We see a shot of Bobby Roode holding his arms up smiling.
    TNA Championship Match
    Eric Young (c) vs. Magnus
    Jeremy Borash did the introductions for the challenger Magnus and champion Eric Young.
    Magnus gets in Eric Young's face early. Lock up and Magnus pushes Young back to the corner repeatedly. Young trips up Magnus and walks over his back. Young with a quick headlock takedown keeping Magnus grounded. Young catches Magnus with boots to the face and another headlock takedown. Magnus avoids a suicide dive from Young when he turns back around to the ramp. Young then comes back with a slingshot cross body taking out Magnus. Magnus catches Young with a powerslam when Young leaps off the ring apron. Magnus gets a two count after rolling Young back in the ring. Magnus drops Young with a big clothesline. Magnus catches Young with a big knee to the gut. Magnus with a drop toe hold into a Camel Clutch submission on Young. Young breaks free, Magnus drops his body weight over the lower back of Young and then goes back to the Camel Clutch again. Young gets a knee up and Magnus crotches himself when Young turns over. Double cross body spot between both men in the middle of the ring. Double clothesline spot follows with both men down again. Both are up and exchanging shots. Young gets the better of it. Young with a flying forearm, clothesline, shoulder block and belly-to-belly suplex combo on Magnus. Young misses a moonsault attempt. Magnus plants Young in the middle of the ring. Magnus connects with a flying elbow off the top turnbuckle for a two count on Young. Young plants Magnus, goes up to the top turnbuckle and connects with his own flying elbow. Hook of the leg and Young gets a very close two count on Magnus. Magnus drops down Young and gets the Texas Cloverleaf submission locked on. Young gets to the bottom rope. Young with a modified Sharpshooter on Magnus. Magnus gets to the ropes to break it. Magnus cuts off Young who went up top and flipped him down to the mat below getting a two count. Magnus is frustrated. Magnus bails, grabs a crowbar from under the ring and brings it in. The referee sees this, takes it away and tosses it out. Young connects with the Piledriver. Magnus kicks out! Young catapults Magnus to the corner and connects with a second Piledriver. Young goes up to the top turnbuckle and connects with another flying elbow. Young hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
    Winner and still TNA Champion: Eric Young
    After the match, we see highlights leading to the finish. Back live, Eric Young holds up the TNA Championship in celebration. Young then drops down the title, steps back and takes a good look at it. Young smiles as the event goes off the air.
    A promo for TNA Slammiversary on June 15th airs.