Wednesday, December 31, 2014

WWE Year in Review 2014

When Was Daniel Bryan Cleared to Return?

The Wrestling Observer reports that Daniel Bryan was cleared to return for the ring about three weeks ago. WWE officials were notified that Bryan was cleared during that time frame.

WWE later made the decision for Bryan to make his in-ring return at the 2015 Royal Rumble. Of course, Bryan’s return and his inclusion in the Rumble match have fans online clamoring for him to win. There was speculation if WWE’s long-term plans of Roman Reigns winning the Rumble and beating Brock Lesnar for the world title at WrestleMania have changed due to Bryan’s presence. According to the Observer report, WWE not yet considered any change of plans with regards to the current plan of Reigns winning the Rumble match.

Opinionated View- WWE learn from last year. Reigns has potential but he's not ready yet. You can't force someone into a spot.

WWE Changes Talent Contracts Following CM Punk/Alberto Del Rio Departures

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE has made a change to their contracts following CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio’s contentious departures from the company and jump to other organizations. The new stipulation reads that if the talent is fired for disciplinary reasons, they will forfeit all merchandise rights and will be unable to work in either pro wrestling or MMA for one year.

While the clause is unlikely to hold up in court if challenged, successfully contesting that would take money and many talent don’t make the kind of money it would likely require to do so.

Opinionated View- What a crock of shit! Sadly though the story if right most guys wont' have the money to fight it or want to fight since they will hope the WWE will bring them back at some point

Uhaa Nation Agrees to Terms With WWE

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that after a long period of speculation, Uhaa Nation (Sesugh Uhaa) has agreed to terms with WWE on a contract.

As reported previously, Uhaa participated in a tryout camp back in October and WWE officials were impressed, making him a high-priority signing. There had been some uncertainty when it was reported he was signed to a WWN contract, though it it appears that he has worked that out. No word in when he will officially come on board.

Opinionated View- Yet another guy with no talent joins the WWE roster

Update on Randy Orton

Randy Orton has a deviated septum according to a new report by Dave Meltzer. This is why Orton ended up only making short appearances at WWE live events this past weekend.
Orton wrestled in a match against Kane in New York City on 12/26 in his official return to the company, only made an appearance after the main event on 12/27 in Long Island and then had another short match with Kane on 12/28 in Hershey.

Orton did make an appearance after RAW on 12/29 in Washington, DC after it went off the air. Orton is scheduled to have surgery and his recovery time is only expected to be for a few weeks. He's scheduled to begin a program with Seth Rollins when returning to WWE TV.

WWE PPV Prices Increase In UK

 Sky Sports have increased PPV prices from £14.95 to £19.95 (around $31), which will begin with the Royal Rumble. This comes after UK fans no longer getting four free PPVs annually. UK fans still don’t have the WWE Network, either.

Update On Billy Jack Haynes Lawsuit Against WWE

WWE has filed a motion requesting an extension in time before they answer the lawsuit from Billy Jack Haynes. The judge granted the WWE thirty days and they have until January 30. The response was due yesterday. When it’s filed, the case will move forward in Portland, Oregon.

Details on Why Curtis Axel is Working NXT Events

Curtis Axel worked the last set of NXT TV tapings and will be facing Hideo Itami on a future episode of NXT TV. Word is that Axel will take over the role previously held by Tyson Kidd in NXT. That is to be the main roster guy that adds some star power to the brand, while helping to prepare developmental talents for the main roster.

Opinionated View- In other words creative has nothing for him but for what ever reason (his family name) they don't want to fire him.

Update on The Idea Behind The Ryback Promo From Monday’s Raw

The idea behind the Ryback promo on Monday’s Raw was to give him a chance to connect with the audience on a new level by allowing him to tell a personal and emotional story. Ryback’s promo was the same basic story that he told during his recent appearance on Chris Jericho’s “Talk Is Jericho” podcast and during an interview with Sam Roberts in 2013.

Opinionated View- Good idea problem is you picked the worse person to do it with Ryback sucks he can't connect with the fans because he lacks the talent to do it.

12/29 WWE Raw Viwership

The 12/29 WWE RAW drew an average audience of 3.46 million viewers. The first hour draw 3.17 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.48 million viewers and the third hour closed the night with 3.73 million viewers.

This is down from last week's show that averaged 3.63 million viewers. This was the first week without any competition from Monday Night Football, although a College Football bowl game won the night with 5.76 million viewers.

12/26 WWE Smackdown Viewership

The 12/26 WWE Smackdown on Syfy drew 2.49 million viewers. This number is up from last week's show that drew 2.00 million viewers.

EFC3 and Abyss Sign New TNA Deals

TNA announced earlier today on Twitter via Executive VP of Talent Relations John "Big" Gaburick that Ethan Carter III and Abyss have re-signed with the company.
"Another legendary @IMPACTWRESTLING star inks new deal with us. Congratulations @TherealAbyss. More to come today!"
"Proud to announce @IMPACTWRESTLING has locked up this man with a new deal. Congratulations EC3! (@EthanCarterTNA)"
TNA announced the re-signing of TNA Hall of Famer Kurt Angle yesterday and has said that more re-signings will be announced later this week.

Opinionated View- Great to hear as I have been saying now that TV is in place TNA can lock everything into place with talent. Good hear Abyss is staying around even better to hear EC3 is staying the guy has main event level talent. Plus I'm sure Dixie would be pissed if they didn't take care of family. (Yes I know it's a joke)

12/30 WWE Smackdown TV taping spoilers

WWE Smackdown Taping
Edge and Christian opened the show and spoke about what happened on Raw. Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury came to the ring. They read a prepared statement from The Authority disavowing any attacks from Monday and recognizing Edge and Christian's right to host Smackdown, yet making J&J Security overseers of the action...
1. Bray Wyatt beat Erick Rowan. The dark main event is advertised as a street fight between Wyatt and Dean Ambrose. Wyatt won with little reaction from the crowd. He took the mic and spoke about taking out flesh and blood in Rowan, and spoke about his ambulance match with Ambrose and how all good things must come to an end...
Footage aired of J&J Security cutting off Edge and Christian from doing a five-second pose...
2. Big Show beat Ryback via count out. They replayed footage of Ryback's speech from Raw. The crowd was behind Ryback and chanted "you sold out" at Big Show. Finally, some excitement. The match was mostly Big Show beating on Ryback until he made his comeback. Rusev showed up and distracted Ryback. Show punched Ryback off the ring apron and he was counted out...
Backstage, Jamie Noble went into the women's room and there was a scream with Edge getting a laugh at his expense...
3. Cesaro and Tyson Kidd beat Los Matadores. Cesaro and Kidd won a short match. Natalya looked a little bitter about Tyson celebrating with Cesaro and disregarding her...
Dean Ambrose was shown on the big screen arriving at the building...
4. Dean Ambrose fought Curtis Axel to an apparent no-contest. Ambrose put away Axel and then grabbed the mic. An ambulance backed into the arena and Ambrose spoke about what he intended to do to Bray Wyatt on Raw. Technically, the match didn't really happen, as there was no bell to start and thus no decision. It was just a crowd raiser and the promo was the best part of the night thus far. The crowd was really into it...
5. The Ascension beat local wrestlers. The Ascension won quickly. An impressive performance. Good energy from them...
6. Goldust, Stardust, and Adam Rose vs. The Usos and R-Truth. A pretty nice match. Two of the Rosebuds tried to enter the ring afterward, but the Usos superkicked them.
Backstage, J&J Security were packing items to get things ready for the return of The Authority. Edge and Christian drew all over Triple H and Stephanie McMahon's Muscle & Fitness magazine cover...
7. Roman Reigns beat U.S. Champion Rusev by DQ. Big Show interfered for the DQ. Reigns and Show brawled at ringside, and Reigns dumped the broadcast table on Show. A good back and forth match to close the show.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

12/30 WWE Main Event Report

-Edge and Christian come down to the ring, and Tony Chimel is there to do the classic “Rated R Suuuuuuuperstar” bit. Christian tries it for himself and Edge says it’s official, WWE doesn’t need Chimel for anything anymore. Michael Cole and Booker T are on commentary, and we’ve gone back in time, apparently.

-Edge talks about Seth Rollins trying to break his neck, but mentions that he has a team of lawyers and will own the WWE if anyone puts their hands on him again. They bring out Adam Rose and the Rosebuds as tonight’s guest. No Bunny. They make fun of Rose and his suckers, and check out the legion of hot chicks around him. Edge wants to know where the Bunny is, and Rose says he “put him down” for good, because he doesn’t deserve to be on the Exotic Express. The Hall of Famer says the Attitude Era was party time, all the time, and they want to have a Five Second Pose with the Rosebuds, and tells Adam to hit the bricks. They do their pose while the Rosebuds dance around and Adam Rose storms off on his own.

They run a video package for Charlotte, and it looks like we’re going to get a surprise match up next!
They do some nice athletic counter-grappling that ends with a gorgeous bridge pin by Charlotte. Sasha beats the champ down in the ropes and hangs her from the second, hitting a double knee stomp to the mid-section. The beatdown continues for a few minutes until they collide with clotheslines; both women down. Charlotte connects with a few knife-edge clotheslines. Banks mocks the “Woo!” chant but gets caught with a neckbreaker. She misses a moonsault but recovers with a standing senton (same spot from Takeover). Banks connects with a neckbreaker out of nowhere, but Charlotte kicks out and hits her with a facebuster. She follows up with Natural Selection for the 1-2-3.

Santino is ready for his New Year’s party backstage, but nobody has shown up so he’s talking to his cobra. Eric Rowan shows up in a sheep mask and they have a moment.

Titus absolutely destroys Gabriel with shoulder blocks and clotheslines. After a few minutes of rest hold and the commentators mucking around, Justin comes back and tries for the 450 Splash. Titus kicks him off the ropes and hits Clash of the Titus for the win.

R-Truth shows up to Santino’s party, but realizes it’s own Santino and Rowan, and runs away. The cobra and the sheep have another moment.

I guess it’s appropriate to end the year with the match we’ve seen a hundred times in 2014.
The Usos start in with high flying moves early on. They take a commercial break and Goldust is in control with a rest hold in Jimmy when they come back. Uso comes up empty on an enzuigiri and gets caught with an STO for a two-count. Eventually the hot tag is made to Jey who battles to the top with Stardust and ends up hitting a super Samoan Drop. He goes to fly over the ropes but crashes and burns as Cody moves out of the way. Goldust accidentally takes out his brother and Jimmy takes advantage with a flying splash for the win.
Winners: THE USOS

AJ Lee Expected Back Soon

- The Wrestling Observer (Via Wrestlezone) reports that AJ Lee is expected back on WWE TV sooner instead of later. She is taking some time off to heal from several minor nagging injuries. She tweeted a photo of a beachfront today to tell her fans that she’s on vacation

Updated Lineup For The January 9th FIP/EVOLVE Double Header Event

January 9th will see EVOLVE 36 with a special FIP Kickoff Show. You will get both events for one iPPV price. For fans attending live, you will get to see all this action for one ticket price. Here are the updated lineups…
* FIP World Tag Team Championship Match: David Starr & JT Dunn defend vs. Eddie Graves & Teddy Stigma w/Trina Michaels
* FIP Florida Heritage Championship Match: Chasyn Rance w/MSL defends vs. Gran Akuma
* The Submission Squad of Pierre Abernathy, Gary Jay & Evan Gelistico vs. Lince Dorado & Dos Ben Dejos of Cruz & Rios
* Jesus De Leon vs. Bolt Brady
* Jody Kristofferson vs. John Wayne Murdoch
* Open The Freedom Gate Championship Match: Johnny Gargano defends vs. Open The United Gate Champion Caleb Konley w/Su Yung
* Non-Title Grudge Match: EVOLVE Champion Drew Galloway vs. Roderick Strong
* Stipulation To Be Announced Next Week: Rich Swann vs. Anthony Nese w/Su Yung
* Grudge Tag Team Match: AR Fox & Uhaa Nation vs. Harlem & Lancelot Bravado
* Special Challenge Match: Biff Busick vs. Trevor Lee
* Ricochet vs. Timothy Thatcher

ROH Announces Huge Six Man Tag Match

Ring of Honor has announced a big six-man tag team match for their next TV tapings on January 24 at the original ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. AJ Styles and The Young Bucks will face Matt Sydal, ACH and Cedric Alexander in a match that will air on ROH TV.
– The card also features Christopher Daniels, Kazarian, Mike Bennett, Maria Kanellis, ROH World Champion Jay Briscoe, Michael Elgin, Jay Lethal, Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly and more

Details on When Kurt Angle Signed His New TNA Deal

According to, Kurt Angle and TNA agreed to a new deal two weeks ago. It had been previously reported that Angle was remaining with the company, but there was no deal in place at that time. During this time, Vince Russo stated on his podcast that Angle had signed a new deal with TNA, but at that point, negotiations had not been completed

Three NXT Feuds Planned For Adrian Neville, Update On Main Roster Debut Date

Adrian Neville is the next WWE main roster call up, but it likely won’t happen until spring 2015.
Meanwhile, NXT officials are preparing to place Neville in singles feuds with both Hideo Itami and Finn Balor. The possibility of a NXT title triple threat feud with Neville, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn has also been discussed.

Opinionated View- Neville is an amazing talent I just hope WWE doesn't blow it with him of course the rumors are he is going to be given a dumb gimmick.

The Undertaker Will Reportedly Appear At Wrestlemania 31 In Some Capacity

WWE wants to induct The Undertaker into the 2015 Hall of Fame if he decides not to wrestle at Wrestlemania 31. Either way, they are planning on Undertaker making an appearance in some capacity. That’s why he was included in advertisements even though it’s unknown if he’ll wrestle.
WWE is still hoping he will compete and are preparing Bray Wyatt to be his opponent.

Opinionated View- Dear lord I pray he doesn't wrestle. Taker hasn't had a good match in years outside of the one at Mania Punk carried him to. The last match was the fucking pits last thing we need is for him to come back and beat Wyatt.

Viewership for 12/24 Impact Wrestling

The 12/24 midnight airing of TNA Impact Wrestling on Spike TV did 403,000 viewers. This was the final airing of any TNA programming on Spike TV with TNA moving to Discovery Channel's Destination America channel beginning in January 2015.

TNA Confirms Re-Signing of Kurt Angle

TNA issued the following press release today, confirming that Kurt Angle has re-signed with the company:
Kurt Angle Re-signs With TNA Wrestling!
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 30, 2014) – TNA today announced Olympic Gold Medalist and TNA Hall-of-Fame member Kurt Angle has signed a new contract to remain an active TNA roster member. Kurt can be seen on IMPACT WRESTLING's new home, Destination America, during a special LIVE event from New York City on Wednesday January 7 at 9/8c.
"Kurt Angle's arrival nearly a decade ago put TNA on the map. Now Kurt leads a fresh, young IMPACT WRESTLING locker room into a whole new era on Destination America," said TNA President Dixie Carter. "Once Kurt steps inside those ropes there is no greater talent in professional wrestling."
"I'm extremely excited to remain with TNA Wrestling," said Angle. "The driving force behind my signing is the honesty, great communication and positive changes being made by Dixie Carter and John Gaburick. Things are moving upward and forward at TNA, and 2015 will be a great one for all of us at IMPACT WRESTLING."
For more information on Kurt Angle and other talent signings visit, and follow IMPACT WRESTLING on twitter @IMPACTWRESTLING and TNA President Dixie Carter @TNADixie.
IMPACT WRESTLING premieres in its permanent time slot on Fridays from 9-11 PM ET beginning January 16 on Destination America. And, IMPACT WRESTLING: UNLOCKED with Mike Tenay premieres in its permanent time slot on Saturdays from 10 AM-Noon ET beginning January 17, immediately followed by TNA GREATEST MATCHES from Noon-1 PM ET.

New Year's Eve Party on Main Event and Segment Set For Smackdown

It was announced on Raw that Santino Marella will host a New Year’s Eve party on this week’s episode of WWE Main Event. The episode airs live tomorrow on the WWE Network.

– Also on Raw, the first-ever Cutting Edge Peep Show with Edge and Christian was announced. The two will host the segment with Bray Wyatt and Dean Ambrose serving as the special guests.

TNA Lockdown To Air on Free TV Instead of PPV

Lockdown, TNA's annual all steel-cage themed PPV event dating back to 2005, will instead be broadcast as a special on Destination America in 2015. The event will be taped on 1/9 in New York City at the Manhattan Center next week.
Also announced for the 1/8 taping is The Hardys vs. The Wolves.

Opinionated View- Well I am hopeful this still means there will be a PPV in April of some kind and I don't mean a 1 night only a 3 hour feature. Look I've been a fan of TNA's booking and feel they were in a great place when they left Spike so I'm excited to see the build to Lockdown.

Match Set For Next Week's WWE Raw

Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt in an Ambulance match was announced for next week's 1/5 WWE RAW live from Corpus Christi, Texas.

12/29 WWE Raw Report

Edge and Christian kick the show off and Christian says they should start with a bang ‘E&C’ style, and they will have a Peep Show that will reek of awesomeness. Edge says it should be the Cutting Edge, not the Peep Show, and they bicker a bit before deciding to host a “Cutting Edge Peep Show.” They announce Seth Rollins will be the guest, and he will also face Roman Reigns tonight, and Christian says he likes it. Christian books Rusev in a match against Dolph Ziggler, and he says they are also going to see Daniel Bryan tonight. Edge says they have a very special five second pose in store for the fans, but Brock Lesnar cuts them off and walks to the ring with Paul Heyman.
Heyman wonders why two broken down men like them would risk further injury by being in the ring with Brock, but his client actually wants to break the neck of their hero, John Cena. Heyman talks about the final encounter at the Royal Rumble, then Cena cuts them off and says he won’t knock Brock out now because he doesn’t want any excuses at Royal Rumble. He says he has a gift for Paul Heyman and tries to attack him, then Brock lifts Cena for a F-5 but Cena breaks free and Brock and Heyman run for it.
Dolph Ziggler vs Rusev (w/ Lana) 
Rusev hits Dolph a few times before he whips Dolph into the ropes and gets dropkicked, then Dolph follows with a DDT for two as we go to a break. We get back to see Dolph go for a crossbody block, but Rusev catches him and whips him into the corner, only for dolph to come back with an elbow and a dropkick. Dolph splashes him but Rusev whips him back across the ring, then Dolph runs right back over and hits a Famouser for two. He goes for a Zig Zag but Rusev kicks his knees and whips him shoulder first into the ringpost, then he stomps Dolph in the corner until the ref calls for the bell.
Rusev continues to stomp him well after the bell, then he puts him in the Accolade wrapped around the bottom rope until he is pulled away and Ryback comes out and chases him off.
Winner (by disqualification) – Dolph Ziggler
Ryback stays in the ring and says they got rid of the big ugly Russian, so now he wants to talk to them and let them know a little more about himself. He tells a story about how he became a fan as a kid, and debuted on WWE Tough Enough, but he was voted off and he went through a bad time in his life. Ryback says he found a book about positivity and he changed, so he came back to wrestling and got to resign with WWE. Ryback reminds the fans of his redebut with Nexus, and but he suffered a big injury when he broke his leg and it took him a long time to come back, but Ryback was born. They play a highlight clip and he says this all brought him to Rusev, but he will take a negative like Rusev and eat him, turning the beating he will dish out in a positive, and he will keep yelling feed me more!
Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella) vs Natalya (w/ Tyson Kidd) 
Nattie immediately clotheslines Nikki on the floor but Kidd catches her, and Nattie gets pissed and rolls her back in the ring. Nikki catches Nattie offguard and strikes her, then she follows with Rack Attack for the win.
Winner – Nikki Bella
The Miz is talking to Damien Mizdow about New Year’s parties when Naomi runs up and hugs him, and she thanks him and asks to talk to him. Mizdow leaves and Naomi says she got some roles even when Miz was doubted by everyone. Naomi says she owes it all to him, and she knows he has a title defense up next, so she wants to wish him luck and they will talk later.
WWE Tag Team ChampionshipThe Usos vs The Miz & Damien Mizdow (c)
Jey slams Miz in the corner and floats over to block a whip, then he clotheslines Miz and and Mizdow feigns the same move before both get caught with an atomic drop. Jey goes for a splash on the floor but Miz kicks him in the face as we go to a break, then we get back to see Jey hit a Samoan drop before he tosses Mizdow outside. He splashes Miz on the floor and rolls him back in, then he heads up top but Miz ducks and connects with a DDT for two. Miz applies a Figure Four but Jimmy rolls through and applies a single crab, then Mizdow runs in and breaks it up before Jey catches him with a superkick. Jimmy goes for a top rope splash but Miz knees him on the way down, then he connects with a Skull Crushing Finale but Jey kicks out at two. Miz can’t believe it and pulls Jey up, but Jey reaches for the tag and Jimmy superkicks Miz, then Jey kicks him a second time and splashes him for the win.
Winners and NEW WWE Tag Team Champions – The Usos

 Cesaro comes out and says he wants to get something off his chest, and he had a great year, including winning the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, but now he is told he doesn’t connect. He says he delivers every single night, and he doesn’t care about pleasing the fans, so if anyone wants to come prove him wrong, come do it. Cesaro says there’s no one as good as him in this ring, so someone should come make his day. Bad News Barrett comes out and says he’s got some bad news for Cesaro, because he might not care about connecting with fans, but his Bullhammer elbow will connect with Cesaro’s head.
Cesaro vs Bad News Barrett 
Cesaro immediately dropkicks Wade and sends him into the corner, but Wade comes back with a backbreaker and knees him in between the ropes. Wade kicks him in the face and sends him outside, then Cesaro drops him throat first on the barricade before he rolls him back inside. Cesaro connects with a top rope elbow smash, then he clubs Wade a few times before he swings him around and puts him in a single leg crab. Wade reaches the ropes to break and catches him with a strike, then he runs from the corner and catches Cesaro with the Bullhammer for the win.
Winner – Bad News Barrett
Jack Swagger vs Luke Harper
Harper chops Swagger several times and catches him with a dropkick for two, then he sends Swagger outside but Swagger catches him with a clothesline. We get back from a break to see Swagger connect with a Swagger Bomb, then he goes for a Patriot Lock but Harper elbows him and sends him to the corner. Swagger gets the Patriot Lock again but Harper reaches the ropes, then Swagger goes for another Swagger Bomb but Harper sidesteps and hits a lariat for the win.
Winner – Luke Harper

Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins 
Big Show makes his way to commentary as the match begins, and Reigns hits Rollins a few times and drops him with a shoulder block. Rollins kicks him in the face and sends him into the ring apron, but Reigns slams Rollins’ head on the apron and throws him back inside. Rollins elbows him in the head, then he kicks him a few times and sends him into the ropes. Reigns powerbombs Rollins and gets a two count, then Rollins regroups on the floor but Reigns throws him right back in. Rollins backdrops him but Reigns floats over and slams Rollins down, then he connects with a basement dropkick on the apron and chases Mercury and Noble off.
Rollins catches Reigns with a cheap shot as we go to a break, then we get back to see Rollins hit Reigns a few times before he gets caught with a tilt-a-whirl slam by Reigns. Both men get back up and Rollins kicks Reigns in the face for a two count, then he goes for a Curb Stomp but Reigns sidesteps and connects with a Superman punch. Big Show leaves commentary and pulls Reigns outside, and punches him a few times and whips him over the commentary table as the ref calls for the bell. Show pulls Reigns back up and whips him over the table and into the barricade, then picks the table up and slams it down on Reigns’ knees and legs before leaving.
Winner (by disqualification) – Roman Reigns
Rollins is shown celebrating backstage and thanks Big Show for being the man, and he says he feels like celebrating. Rollins tells Mercury and Noble to tell everyone that he is having a toast tonight, and he’s doing it on the Cutting Edge Peep Show. He says he is in such a good mood, he’s even going to invite John Cena to the ring, and tells Mercury and Noble to go get things started.

Daniel Bryan comes out and says it’s an honor to be here tonight, but it’s always an honor to be in this ring, because no one thought he could main event Wrestlemania. He says no one believed in him except for the WWE Universe, and he became a WWE Champion because of them, and he can never repay them for that great moment. Bryan says he married the girl of his dreams, but then his father died, and he suffered a life changing injury. Bryan says he had to sit and watch, and all he has ever loved is wrestling, but no one cheered louder than him when Dolph Ziggler pinned Seth Rollins at Survivor Series. He says he consulted everyone about making a life changing decision, and he wanted to make this announcement in front of them tonight. Bryan asks if his career is over, and he says NO! That’s not the announcement he came to make, and YES! he is ready to compete, and YES he will be in the 2015 Royal Rumble, then Bryan leads an enormous YES chant.
Miz interrupts Edge and Christian’s pre party and Miz demands a title rematch, but Edge books them in a different match. He says it’s not against the Usos, it’s not a title match, but it’s next.
The Miz & Damien Mizdow vs The Ascension 
Konnor and Viktor attack Mizdow in the corner, then Mizdow connects with a clothesline before Viktor drops him with one, and Konnor assists with Fall of Man for the win.
Winners – The Ascension
Seth Rollins is walking backstage when Renee Young approaches him, and he says he is in such a great mood, that he’s also inviting Brock Lesnar to the ring too.

Edge and Christian welcome Seth Rollins to the Cutting Edge Peep Show and Rollins talks about how he used to love E&C, but Edge says he doesn’t believe him. Christian actually says he sounds a bit condescending, but Rollins says he is in a great mood considering he lost the Authority, but he’s still had a great year. Rollins says he wants to focus on the positive and have a great 2015, but he can’t be a new Seth Rollins before he sets everything right. He calls Big Show to the ring, then he asks for Cena to come out, not because he actually wants to make a toast, but he wants something from him. Rollins says if Cena doesn’t come to the ring, he will be forced to act, then Rollins nail Christian with his briefcase and they all surround Edge in the ring.
Edge shoves Rollins but Show grabs Edge by the throat, then he holds him down on the briefcase and Rollins chokes Edge with his boot. Rollins screams at Cena to get out there before he paralyzes Edge, then Cena rushes out but Rollins orders him to stop. He says Cena knows what he wants, but Cena gets ready to rush the ring and Rollins warns him he’d better think about what he is doing. Rollins says Edge is a father and husband so Cena should think about that, and Edge probably wishes Cena would grant the wish to save him just like Cena grants so many wishes. Rollins finally flat out tells Cena to bring the Authority back or he will break Edge’s neck, and it’s going to be on Cena’s conscience either way.
Rollins screams at him about being trapped in a living hell since Survivor Series, but Cena asks him to stop and Noble hands him a mic so everyone can hear it. Cena says he’ll bring back the Authority and Rollins makes him repeat it, and Rollins celebrates and says it’s a great way to end the year. Rollins says Cena should know he’s going to hurt Edge anyway, then he sets up for a Curb Stomp but Cena dives in the ring and they all attack him as Edge gets away. Big Show takes Cena down and Rollins Curb Stomps him, then they all celebrate together and hug as Cena lays on the mat. Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman come out to the ramp and they all toast, then Triple H and Stephanie join them and make a toast as the show comes to a close.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Brock Lesnar Not Getting Heat For Possibly Leaving WWE

According to The Wrestling Observer, there is no backstage heat on Brock Lesnar over his potentially leaving after his current WWE deal expires. Officials are still negotiating with Lesnar hoping he will agree to a new deal but if he leaves, there are said to be no hard feelings.

The site adds that tonight’s Raw appearance will be his final unannounced appearance before
WrestleMania. Lesnar has been advertised for the show, but not officially announced. Since they believe Lesnar brings big business, they will try to maximize the impact of Lesnar’s remaining appearances.

Opinionated View- They can't be that shocked Brock could leave it's not like he didn't leave the company with almost no notice man years ago. Plus the facts are Brock is looking the make the most money he can. So if he think can go back to UFC than he will. Important to note this only talks about management not the wrestlers who I'm sure are split on being glade there is one less part time taking up money or wishing they could leave as well.

Christian Officially Retired From the Ring

According to PWInsider, Jerry Lawler referring to both Edge & Christian as “retired” on Raw wasn’t an error. Christian has been pulled from the ring due to the series of injuries and concussions he suffered during his current run and is considered retired as an in-ring performer.
The site adds that he has “about a year” on his current deal with WWE.

Opinionated View- I wish he could have gotten that last great run in but I think it's time when you get injured that often call it a career and move onto the next stage of life.

Bad News Barrett Set For Raw Tonight

 Bad News Barrett posted the following to Twitter, revealing he will appear on Raw tonight:

Bad News Barrett         @WadeBarrett
What kind of news do you want to hear from me on @WWE tonight? RT for bad, fav for good

Update on the Future Booking of Sting & Seth Rollins

At this time, the likely match for Sting at WrestleMania 31 is against Triple H. It is also being reported that another possible match for Sting in 2015 would be against Seth Rollins. Reports call this match a “long shot” at this time, but that it has been discussed.

Another theory is that Rollins could end up in the WWE Title scene sooner rather than later. Rollins holds the Money in the Bank contract, and as of late has been taking more losses, which often happens prior to a cash in.

Opinionated View- Sting? Oh you mean that guy that showed up once for five second has not appeared since. Look I'm a Sting fan but the orange is out juice. Sting vs. Triple H could have been a good match in 2001 but now hell no. It doesn't help as I said Sting has just disappeared. The only reason to Sting vs. Rollins is for Sting to do the job.

And I have never gotten the logic in having the guy with the MITB lose all the time. Maybe have him drop one or two matches to set up a natural number 1 contender. But to lose all the time. You want the champion to be Strong not a jobber.

Daniel Bryan to Appear at WWE Raw

WWE star Daniel Bryan posted the following on Twitter earlier today:
"Everyone comes to a crossroads in their life and I've come to mine. I look forward to telling you all about it tonight on #Raw."
Opinionated View- I really hope this is him announcing he is returning and will be in the Royal Rumble. Sadly there is a very good chance he might have to announce he is retiring.

More Details On Adrian Neville’s Main Roster Gimmick

 It was previously reported that Adrian Neville will be getting a “Mighty Mouse” like gimmick when he arrives on the main roster. The Wrestling Observer (via Wrestlezone) reports that Neville won’t be dressing like a mouse character, even though it’s inspired by the small yet powerful cartoon. Instead, his gimmick is said to be more like Crash

Opinionated View- The gimmick still sounds stupid for Neville. Crash was able to do it because it worked for Crash. Neville is a different style wrestler. Also when Crash was doing it WWE didn't have much comedy. Now WWE has to much comedy

12/29 WWE Raw Preview

WWE Monday Night RAW is live tonight from Washington, DC. Advertised for the show tonight is WWE Hall of Famer Edge & Christian as guest general managers and the debut of NXT tag team The Ascension to the main roster.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

ROH TV Report: Four Way For Tag Title Match

We start off the show with The Briscoes, Jay Lethal, and Adam Cole wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.
We are in Baltimore, Maryland and your announcers are Steve Corino and Kevin Kelly.
Before the match starts, we get comments from Adam Cole in the Cabana Corner and he says that for the first time he faces Brian Kendrick. He says Brian is a talented wrestler. He wants Brian to look in the mirror and ask himself if he can beat Adam Cole. If he says no, he has already lost. If he says yes, then he is a fool. He says that he will prove to Brian what he has proven to everyone in Ring of Honor, his face is Ring of Honor.

Match Number One: Brian Kendrick versus Adam Cole

Kendrick with a boot to the head before the bell ring and Cole goes to the floor. Kendrick goes for a suicide dive but Cole with an enzuigiri. Cole sends Kendrick to the apron and Kendrick flips over Cole as Cole goes to the floor. Kendrick with a suicide dive onto Cole. Kendrick goes up top and he hits a cross body but he runs into a knee. Cole sends Kendrick into the turnbuckles and then he kicks Kendrick. The referee warns Cole as he continues to kick Kendrick in the corner.
Cole with an Irish whip and Kendrick floats over. Kendrick lands on his feet when Cole tries to flip him and Kendrick with a victory roll for a near fall. Kendrick with a side head lock take down. Cole gets to his feet and he backs Kendrick into the corner. Kendrick avoids a punch from Cole and he connects with forearms. Cole gets Kendrick on his shoulders as Kendrick tries to float over. Kendrick gets back to his feet. Cole tries for a German suplex but Kendrick lands on his feet and Kendrick with a super kick and then he tries for Sliced Bread #2 but Cole is able to send Kendrick to the floor.
We go to commercial and we get Christmas wishes from Roderick Strong.
We are back and Cole kicks Kendrick in the head as he shows him no respect. Kendrick with a shoulder and forearms. Cole with a kick and then he get Kendrick on his shoulder when Kendrick tries for a leap frog and Cole hits a Death Valley Neck Breaker for a near fall. Cole sends Kendrick into the turnbuckles and Cole with a forearm followed by a hard Irish whip.
Cole with a back breaker to Kendrick and he gets a near fall. Cole with a reverse chin lock. Kendrick with elbows but Cole with a sleeper. Kendrick with elbows but Cole tries for another sleeper but Kendrick drops down and gets a victory roll for a near fall. Kendrick with a backslide for another near fall. Cole with a bicycle kick to Kendrick. Cole runs into an elbow and then Kendrick with a boot. Kendrick with another kick and then Cole is sent into the apron.
Kendrick with a full nelson but Cole escapes and hits an enzuigiri followed by a Shining Wizard for a near fall. Cole pulls down his knee pad and he sets for another Shining Wizard but Kendrick ducks and Kendrick with a rollup for a near fall. Kendrick charges into the corner while Cole sets for a super kick so Kendrick stops short and covers his face. That forces Cole to hit a super kick to the knees and then Cole goes to the turnbuckles. Kendrick stops Cole with forearms. Kendrick tries for a superplex but Cole with punches to the midsection and then Cole with a sunset flip power bomb followed by a Shining Wizard for a near fall.
Cole tries for a suplex but Kendrick lands on his feet and hits a drop kick followed by a Burning Hammer for a near fall. Kendrick with a full nelson but Cole with an elbow to escape the hold. Cole misses an enzuigiri but Kendrick does not miss with a running back senton. Kendrick tries for Sliced Bread #2 but this time he is crotched on the top turnbuckle by Cole. Cole climbs the turnbuckles for German superplex but Kendrick lands on his feet and Cole is stuck in the Tree of Woe. Kendrick with a drop kick.
Kendrick with a Dragon suplex for a near fall. Kendrick goes to the apron and when he goes for a springboard move, Cole with a super kick followed by a brainbuster shoulder breaker and Florida Key for the three count.

Winner: Adam Cole

We go to commercial with the Briscoes talking about how they will become the tag team champions tonight when they win Tag Wars. Mark says tonight is the night they will finally slay the dragons.
We are back and Nigel McGuinness joins Steve and Kevin at the announce table.
We see how the three challengers made their way to the finals of Tag Wars.
Before our main event starts, we go to the Cabana Corner for comments from the tag team champions with Kyle dressed in a very appropriate Christmas themed sweater. Bobby tells Kyle it is that time of year. Bobby says that all he wants for Christmas is to be the best team on God’s green. Kyle says that he loves Christmas, but there is one thing he loves more . . . gold.

Match Number Two: ACH and Matt Sydal versus Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe versus Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian versus Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly for the Ring of Honor Tag Team Titles in the finals of Tag Wars 2014

ACH and Kazarian start things off. They lock up and Kazarian with a waist lock and drop toe hold into a side head lock. ACH with a top wrist lock and take down but Kazarian with a front face lock. ACH counters into a side head lock. Kazarian with a forearm to the ribs and Daniels tags in and he clotheslines ACH. Daniels sends Kazarian onto ACH with a belly-to-back drop. Daniels with a quebrada for a near fall.
ACH escapes a suplex attempt and he sends Daniels into a boot from Sydal. Sydal tags in and he hits a running clothesline into the corner. ACH with a sliding clothesline to the floor. Sydal with a jumping leg lariat followed by a standing moonsault for a near fall. Sydal has a suplex blocked and then Daniels with a back body drop before he tags in Fish. Fish with a kick to the back of the leg. Sydal with a jumping back heel kick. Sydal tries for a springboard move but Jay makes the tag. Sydal doesn’t know why that happened so Jay apologizes with a forearm to force Sydal to the floor.
Fish with a knee and he tags in O’Reilly. Jay with a European uppercut and then he sends Kyle into the corner and follows with a kick and he chokes Kyle. Mark tags in and he hits a running clothesline into the corner followed by a belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Mark with an arm bar and modified camel clutch but Mark adds some cross faces to Fish. Mark with a belly-to-back into an uranage and then he tags in Jay who kicks Kyle.
Jay with head butts followed by a drop kick but Daniels tags in and Jay and Daniels argue. They shake hands and Jay goes to the corner but Kyle pushes Daniels into Jay and since Jay didn’t see that Daniels was pushed into him (and Mark couldn’t tell Jay what happened), Jay and Daniels exchange punches. That brings Mark and Kazarian into the ring to try to break things up. Meanwhile, on the other side of the ring, Fish and O’Reilly go after ACH and Sydal on the apron.
Fish and O’Reilly go to the apron where they celebrate what they just did while The Briscoes and Addiction fight in the ring by posing for the fans. Then they see Fish and O’Reilly on the apron so they have a Christmas Cease Fire to set their sights on Fish and O’Reilly. They bring Fish and O’Reilly into the ring and they pinball the champions before they fall to the floor.
Jay with a flying clothesline that sends Kazarian and himself to the floor. Mark with a kick to Daniels but Daniels with a back body drop and Mark lands on his feet. Daniels avoids an enzuigiri and Daniels hits an STO. Daniels sets for a dive to the floor but Jay intercepts and gets Daniels on his shoulders for a Death Valley Driver. Kazarian sends Jay to the apron and then Jay goes for a shoulder from the apron but Kazarian sees it coming and he avoids it and hits a leg drop that has Jay hanging on the middle rope. Kazarian with a plancha into a sunset flip power bomb that sends Jay to the floor.
Fish picks up Kazarian and runs him into the guardrails. Fish sets for the flying drop kick off the apron but Daniels clotheslines Kyle on the apron and he goes to the floor. ACH taps Daniels on the back and chops him. ACH ducks a clothesline from Daniels and hits a Fosbury Flop onto Fish and O’Reilly on the floor. Daniels tries for a hip toss to send Sydal over the top rope to the floor but Sydal stops himself on the top rope and he hits a double sledge onto Kazarian, Fish, O’Reilly, and his own tag team partner.
Daniels figures that so many people are stopping his runs to the floor that he goes for an Arabian press onto Sydal and ACH. Back in the ring, Mark Briscoe sees Daniels going after his brother on the floor for Angel’s Wings so Mark goes up top but Kazarian with a boot to the head to knock Mark back into the ring.
Sydal is sent into the guardrails while Kazarian hits a belly-to-back onto Daniels’ knees for a gutbuster to pin Mark.

Jay and Mark Briscoe Eliminated

Fish and O’Reilly go after Daniels and Kazarian in the ring and the send Kazarian to the floor. Fish and O’Reilly kick Daniels.
We go to commercial with Christmas wishes from ACH.
We are back and Kyle kicks Daniels and chokes him in the corner. Fish comes in and Daniels sends Kyle into Bobby and he tags in Kazarian. Daniels with an elbow and then he hits a curb stomp on Kyle followed by a forearm to Fish while Kazarian gets a near fall on Kyle. Kazarian with a gutwrench suplex for a near fall. Kazarian sends Kyle into Daniels’ boot and he tags in. Daniels with a hard Irish whip followed by a suplex for a near fall.
Daniels with a forearm to Kyle. Kyle spits at Daniels and then he goes to the floor with Daniels following after him. Kyle stops Daniels in the ring and that allows Fish to kick Daniels in the back of the leg. Kyle with an arm wringer to take Daniels to the mat while Fish knocks Kazarian off the apron. Fish gets a near fall. Fish with a wrist lock and uppercut to the injured arm. Fish with a snap mare followed by a double jump slingshot senton for a near fall.
Kyle tags in and he hits a knee to the ribs while Fish keeps Daniels from getting to his corner. Kyle with a knee drop to the midsection for a near fall. Kyle with a rear chin lock into a quarter nelson and chin lock. Daniels with elbows to Kyle and he tries for a sunset flip but Kyle counters into a cross arm breaker. Fish keeps Daniels from getting to the ropes on one side but Daniels gets to the ropes to force Kyle to release the hold.
Fish tags back in and he kicks Daniels. Fish with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Fish mocks Kazarian but that allows Daniels to recover for a moment and he gets in a few punches. Fish with a kick and Kyle tags in and he connects with a running boot to Kazarian to knock him off the apron. Daniels with punches and chops to Kyle. Kyle with kicks but Daniels with an enzuigiri and both men are down.
Fish tags in and Daniels cannot tag in Kazarian because Fish hits a baseball slide on Kazarian. Daniels with an STO and Sydal tags in. Sydal with a head scissors and drop kick to Fish. Kyle comes in and he tries for a German suplex but Sydal blocks it. ACH comes in and he hits a drop kick on Kyle. Sydal with the step over leg lariat drop for a near fall. Sydal goes up top and Kyle pushes Fish out of the way so he can take the double knee drop from Sydal since he is not the legal man in the match.
ACH, who made the tag, hits a cross body on Fish for a near fall. ACH with a chop. Kyle with a knee to ACH’s back and ACH knocks Kyle off the apron with a forearm. Fish tags Kazarian in and Frankie with a shoulder and a drop kick and back elbow. Kazarian with a float over into a swinging neck breaker on Sydal.
ACH with chops followed by an Irish whip and he tries to monkey flip Kazarian towards Sydal but Kazarian turns it into a modified spear that sends Sydal into the turnbuckles. Kazarian with a hip toss neck breaker and he tags in Daniels. Daniels ties up ACH for Kazarian to hit a springboard leg drop to the back of the neck and Daniels gets a near fall that is broken up by Sydal. Daniels punches Sydal but Sydal with a leaping knee to Daniels. Kazarian with a forearm to Sydal and then Sydal goes for a springboard move but Kazarian counters it into a cutter.
ACH misses two enzuigiris, but he does not miss the third and Kazarian goes down. ACH with chops and forearms Daniels. Both men go for cross bodies and they both go down.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Daniels with a running palm thrust to ACH. Daniels puts ACH on the turnbuckles and connects with another palm thrust. ACH pushes Daniels off the turnbuckles. Kazarian with a kick to ACH and he climbs the turnbuckles but Sydal stops Kazarian. They push Kazarian off the turnbuckles to the floor. Daniels climbs the turnbuckles and he goes for a superplex on Sydal but ACH holds on to Sydal. Sydal knocks Daniels off the turnbuckles. Sydal with a Shooting Star Press followed by a 450 splash to pin Daniels.

Frankie Kazarian and Christopher Daniels eliminated

Kyle and Bobby attack ACH and Sydal now that we are down to two teams. Fish sends Sydal to the floor as they focus on the legal man. Fish with an elbow to ACH and he tags in Kyle. They set for Chasing the Dragon but ACH gets to his feet and he pushes Kyle into Bobby. Sydal with a leaping knee strike to the head of Fish. Kyle with a knee to ACH but Sydal with a leaping knee to Kyle.
Sydal with a body scissors to send Kyle to the floor and then Sydal sets for an Asai Moonsault onto Kyle, but Fish with a leg sweep that knocks Sydal off the apron and to the floor. ACH with the springboard flip dive onto Fish and O’Reilly on the floor. ACH sends Kyle into the ring and he goes up top for the 450 splash but Kyle moves and ACH hits the mat hard. Fish with a running knee into the corner followed by a running kick from Kyle.
Fish with a back breaker and Kyle comes off the turnbuckles with a knee to the head while ACH is on Fish’s knee. Kyle gets a near fall but Sydal breaks it up. Fish with a forearm to Sydal but Sydal with chops and kicks to Fish and O’Reilly. Kyle blocks a kick form Sydal and Fish with a back heel kick to Sydal. Kyle with a kick and forearm to Sydal followed by a Saito suplex to Sydal that sends him to the floor.
Kyle with a forearm to ACH followed by a high low combination to ACH and Chasing the Dragon for the three count.

Winners: Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly

We go to credits with BJ Whitmer refusing to wish people a Merry Christmas.

Kevin Nash No Longer Set For Raw Reunion Special

- Kevin Nash is no longer set to appear on the January 19th Raw Reunion show in Dallas, Texas. While Nash is still advertised for the show on and the American Airlines Arena site, WrestlingInc cites a WWE source as confirming that Nash will not be at the show.

The pulling of Nash is of course due to the suspension of his Legends contract, which happened after he was involved in a domestic incident with his son over the holidays

Opinionated View- Now if only we could cancel the whole dumb reunion. Enough give time to the current guys on the main roster.

Latest News on Heath Slater’s WWE Status After Warrant Issued for His Arrest

- A report from Rajah speculates that WWE is giving Heath Slater some time off to deal with his legal issues regarding an alleged misdemeanor assault that took place at a WrestleMania 27 after-party in 2011. Slater hasn’t appeared on WWE programming since last month.

Slater last appeared at the WWE Smackdown tapings on November 25, which occurred a week before his arrest warrant was issued. Slater was replaced by NXT worker Tyler Breeze on WWE’s current holiday tour.

After the arrest warrant was issued, Slater proclaimed his innocence and said he was confident that the charges would be dismissed. WWE issued its own statement and said action would be taken after they received the details of the arrest warrant.

WWE News: NXT act debuting on Raw

The Ascension are scheduled to make their debut on Monday's Raw television show, according to the WWE website.

Opinionated View- They are a great team (Not as good as the days where TNA's Bram was a member) sadly on those videos they are starting to come off more and more as a Road Warrior Clones. Also it doesn't help the tag division on the main roster sucks big time.

WWE Bussiness Numbers For Fall

WWE business figures for September, October and November 2014.
The five most shipped DVD releases for 2014 as of now includes WrestleMania 30 (153,000), Slam City (100,000), Ultimate Warrior (94,000), The Best of Sting (66,000) and WCW's Greatest PPV Matches (53,000).
September 2014:
* Average domestic live events averaged 4,575 paid. This is down from 5,063 in the prior year and up from 4,104 tickets sold in 2012.
* WWE Shop averaged 933 orders per day, up from 567 last year.
October 2014:
* Average domestic live events averaged 5,239 paid, up from 4,389 last year.
* WWE Shop averaged 1,161 orders per day, up from 935 in the prior year.
November 2014:
* Average domestic live events averaged 3,710 paid, down from 4,957 last year.
* WWE Shop averaged 1,533 orders per day, up from 867 in the prior year.

Viewer numbers for 12/27 WWE Tribute to the Troops on NBC

The 12/27 replay of the WWE Tribute to the Troops on NBC drew 1.55 million viewers. This is down from last year's show on NBC that drew 2.31 million viewers

John Cena’s Facebook Gets Hacked

According to WrestleZone, John Cena’s Facebook was hacked today. Earlier today, images of an image of a topless elderly man with thousands of likes, comments and shares appeared on Cena’s official Facebook page. There were several other similar images on the page that have all since been deleted. Here is a screenshot from earlier today…

Update on Randy Orton Injury

According to, Randy Orton was backstage at the live event in Uniondale, Long Island at the Nassau Coliseum. Orton made an appearance at the end of the show, so it appears that the injury announcement was just an angle.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Randy Orton Misses WWE Live Event in Long Island

According to WrestleZone, it was announced at tonight’s WWE live event at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island that Randy Orton suffered an injury at last night’s MSG event and that he would not be appearing as scheduled. WWE changed the evening’s main event to a 2 on 1 match with John Cena vs. Seth Rollins and Kane in a Long Island Street Fight. No word at this time on what Orton’s injury is

WWE Keeping Bray Wyatt Strong Incase of Undertaker WM Bout

WWE reportedly doesn’t want Bray Wyatt to lose to Dean Ambrose and have been very careful in booking their feud. There are still talks of having Bray Wyatt vs. The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 31, so WWE doesn’t want Wyatt to look weak before that match.

Opinionated View-

Oh for god's sake than you shouldn't have had Wyatt lose 600 times clean to Cena thus making Wyatt look weak. Even worse losing like this to Wyatt is hurting Ambrose who going into this feud was the much hotter act than Wyatt. Don't get me wrong I like Wyatt but going into this feud Ambrose needed the wins more. Wyatt needed to be rebuilt some.

Orton and Barrett Return at Live Events

Randy Orton and Bad News Barrett made official returns to WWE at live events on Friday.
Orton, who has been off WWE TV since early November, returned at the WWE live event in New York City at Madison Square Garden against Kane.

Barrett returned at the WWE live event in Chicago teasing a match and then leaving. He had been out of action since June after suffering a separated shoulder.

Location For WWE Extreme Rules

WWE announced that Extreme Rules will be held in Chicago, Illinois at Allstate Arena on April 26. The pre-sale password for the event is EXTREME

Friday, December 26, 2014

12/26 WWE Smackdown Report

We open with a Christmas themed entrance area and pyro going off. Tom Phillips is the first to welcome us to the show in Sioux City.
Hulk Hogan is out first to kick off the show. We hear from Tom Phillips, JBL and Michael Cole on commentary. Hogan gets on the mic to talk about Hulkamania running wild tonight. "Hulkamania is also running Smackdown tonight, brother!" He talks about having some great moments on Smackdown including posing with Daniel Bryan after WrestleMania 30 when Bryan won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Hogan mentions winning the WWE Tag Team Championships with Edge on this very show.
Seth Rollins' music hits to cut off Hogan. Rollins walks out with J and J Security. He puts over Hogan as a Hall of Famer and the "physical embodiment of WrestleMania, Hulkster, I just wanted to come out here and shake your hand sir." Rollins credits Hogan for the reason he got in this business, but said Hogan doesn't belong in this ring anymore. "This ring belongs to me." Hogan reminds Rollins he is running the show tonight. Rollins said both RAW and Smackdown have been "in the dumps" since The Authority was removed from power. He questions taking them out of power and replacing them with carnival shows like Hogan. "You have no business in my business." Rollins suggests to Hogan that he endorse him to the entire WWE Universe and just leave. Hogan said he would rather endorse guys like Dolph Ziggler.
Dolph Ziggler is out next. Ziggler has a mic and thanks the Hulkster. He disagrees though and thinks Seth is the future because that is all Seth wants to talk about. Rollins says Dolph doesn't understand that the future isn't a popularity contest and he should do everyone a favor curb stomping his face into the mat in front of his Ziggler said Rollins has done that to him before and he still keeps coming
Big Show is out next. He tells Rollins that some times you just have to take what you want. Big Show says he is going to knock out Hulk Hogan and then knock out Dolph Ziggler as a bonus.
Roman Reigns interrupts, hops the guard railing and gets in the ring. Reigns gets on the mic and warns Big Show to not come through the ropes unless he wants to get hit again.
Hogan asks the crowd what they think about Seth Rollins and the Big Show taking on Dolph Ziggler and Roman Reigns. The crowd cheers. Hogan says he gives the people what they want and books the tag team main event for tonight.
-Commercial Break-
Kane vs. Ryback
Kane with a kick and uppercut early. Ryback fights back with rights. Ryback with a corner clothesline and then eats a big boot from Kane. Kane with uppercuts and body shots to Ryback in the corner. Ryback with a big spinebuster on Kane. Rusev's music hits and he walks down the ramp with Lana behind him. Ryback with a big boot knocking Rusev off the apron. Ryback avoids a chokeslam from Kane and connects with his Meat Hook clothesline. Ryback gets Kane up and drops him with the Shell Shocked. Ryback hooks the leg for the win.
Winner: Ryback
After the match, Rusev jumps back up on the ring apron and stares down Ryback. Rusev gets in the ring and taunts. Ryback with a shot on Kane. Rusev with a superkick to Ryback and Kane plants Ryback with a chokeslam. Kane picks up Ryback and hits a second chokeslam. Rusev stomps on the lower back of Ryback and applies the Camel Clutch. Rusev breaks the submission and holds the WWE United States Championship over Ryback as the Russian flag falls behind him.
-Commercial Break-
Backstage, Hulk Hogan confronts Rusev and Lana. He reminds them he still has the power and tells Rusev he will be defending his title tonight.
Naomi vs. Alicia Fox
Naomi with a quick headlock takedown early. Alicia Fox breaks free and responds with a quick dropkick. Naomi with a big side kick. We see a shot of The Miz looking on backstage. Fox drops Naomi over her leg and then keeps Naomi grounded. Naomi catches Fox with a big kick to the head from the ring apron and then drops Fox's jaw off the top rope. Naomi with a flipping takedown and then a huricanrana. Naomi kicks Fox off the top turnbuckle. Naomi connects with a split leg moonsault from the top rope and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Naomi
-Commercial Break-
We get the RAW Rebound featuring Ho Ho Hogan.
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R-Truth vs. Adam Rose
Truth with rights early. Rose fights back with knees and kicks. Rose with a snap suplex and then drops a forearm to the chest of Truth. Truth fights back with a splash in the corner on Rose. Rose counters Truth and sends him shoulder first into the steel ring post. Rose with his Party Foul and gets the pinfall on Truth.
Winner: Adam Rose
-Commercial Break-
Rusev is out next holding the WWE United States Championship with Lana. Lana grabs a mic and says this isn't fair to Rusev. She said regardless of who his opponent is, "Rusev will crush him!" Dean Ambrose's music hits and gets a big reaction.
WWE United States Championship Match
Rusev (c) w/ Lana vs. Dean Ambrose
Lock up and Rusev pushes Ambrose to the corner. Ambrose pushes Rusev to the other corner and gets in a few kicks. Rusev counters and starts throwing kicks at Ambrose. Ambrose with a tackle and right hands. Ambrose with chops, hits the ropes and hits a big dropkick to the chest of Rusev. Ambrose with another kick and this time it sends Rusev through the ropes to the outside. Ambrose hits the ropes again and takes out Rusev with a suicide dive on the outside. Back in the ring, Rusev drops Ambrose jaw first over the top rope. Rusev drops repeated elbows and then keeps Ambrose grounded applying a head lock. Rusev with repeated forearm shots and a kick to the head. Rusev sends Ambrose to the outside and celebrates as we head to a break.
-Commercial Break-
We return with Rusev keeping Ambrose grounded applying pressure on his neck/shoulder. Ambrose catches Rusev with a kick to the face from the corner. Rusev with a huge fallaway slam on Ambrose. Rusev levels Ambrose with a big superkick. Rusev stomps over the lower back of Ambrose and is looking to apply the Camel Clutch. Ambrose is trying to counter and reaches the ropes. Rusev picks up Ambrose and gets in a few kicks to the body. Rusev misses a corner splash. Ambrose with a close roll up for two. Ambrose with a series of clotheslines on Rusev, corner splash and bulldog combo. Ambrose starts going up top when Rusev stands up. Ambrose jumps down, lands, hits the ropes and drops Rusev with a big clothesline. Ambrose with an elbow drop as Rusev is sitting up. Ambrose brawls with Rusev to the outside. Ambrose sends Rusev back first into the barricade. Bray Wyatt appears out of no where and levels Ambrose. The bell rings.
Winner via DQ: Dean Ambrose
Winner and still WWE United States Champion: Rusev
After the bell rings, Bray Wyatt tosses Dean Ambrose back inside the ring. Wyatt leans back and poses in the corner. Wyatt grabs Ambrose looking for Sister Abigail. Ambrose with punches to break it up. Wyatt dumps Ambrose to the outside. Ambrose tackles Wyatt over the announce table as they continue to brawl. Wyatt sends Ambrose into the timekeepers area. Ambrose launches a steel chair at the head of Wyatt. Wyatt rolls back in the ring and Ambrose throws tons of chairs inside the ring. Wyatt bails when Ambrose gets in.
-Commercial Break-
WWE Tag Team Champion The Miz w/ Damien Mizdow vs. Jimmy Uso w/ Jey Uso
The Miz eats a shoulder block early from Jimmy Uso and bails. Jimmy chases him down, pulls Miz back out and sends him into the ring apron. Jimmy tosses Miz back in, throws him into the ropes and Jimmy connects with a clothesline. Jimmy with chops in the corner. Miz bails when Jimmy attempts a corner splash. Miz goes to leave when Jimmy cuts him off on the entrance ramp. Jimmy sends Miz back first into the ring barricade and tosses him back in the ring as the referee was at 3. Miz is telling Jimmy he can help him and help Naomi. Miz wants a handshake extending his hand. Jimmy with a superkick that sends Miz into the ropes. Jimmy with a second superkick. Jimmy goes up top the top turnbuckle, jumps and connects with a body splash to get the pinfall.
Winner: Jimmy Uso
-Commercial Break-
Backstage, we get another Goldust and Stardust promo. Goldust is looking into a crystal ball and says he can see the future. The ball shocks him and he walks away. Stardust walks up and poses.
Backstage, we see Roman Reigns and Dolph Ziggler talking with Hulk Hogan.
-Commercial Break-
Seth Rollins & Big Show vs. Roman Reigns & WWE Intercontinetal Champion Dolph Ziggler
We start with Seth Rollins and Dolph Ziggler. Rollins with a shoulder block early. Ziggler responds with a hip toss. Tag to Roman Reigns as Rollins quickly breaks free. Rollins tags in Big Show. Reigns with big body shots to Big Show in the corner. Big Show levels Reigns with a shoulder tackle. Big Show with a body shot to Reigns in the corner and tags in Rollins. Reigns flips Rollins around the ring. Reigns tosses Rollins to the corner and Ziggler tags himself in. Ziggler with a headbutt to Rollins. Ziggler drops Rollins with a neckbreaker, follows with an elbow drop and big dropkick. J and J Security provide a distraction allowing Big Show to pull Ziggler down by his hair.
-Commercial Break-
We are back with Rollins trying to keep Ziggler grounded. Rollins pushes the head of Ziggler down with his boot. Tag to Big Show who drops a big chest chop on Ziggler over the ring apron. A loud "BIG SLOW" chant starts up. Big Show with a body shot and then drops an elbow over Ziggler on the way down. Big Show launches Ziggler to the corner and yells, "Who is Big Slow now!?" Crowd in Sioux City wants Reigns in the match as Big Show yells at him. Ziggler catches Big Show with a kick to the face and a huge jumping Fameasser! Tag to Rollins who cuts off Ziggler. Ziggler counters Rollins. Hot tag to Reigns who launches Rollins to the corner with a splash. Reigns with a jumping clothesline on Rollins. Reigns plants Rollins with a twisting scoop slam. J and J are in. Reigns tosses Mercury out as Noble jumps down. Rollins gets a close roll up on Reigns. Rollins with a superkick on Reigns and Reigns somehow kicks out. Reigns counters a powerbomb attempt by Rollins. Rollins eats a big uppercut from Reigns. Big Show grabs Reigns by his neck. Ziggler with a superkick on Big Show. Reigns with a Spear on Big Show. Rollins tosses Reigns out. Rollins with a kick and launches Ziggler out. J and J Security with shots on Reigns and Rollins with a suicide dive to Reigns on the outside. Rollins tosses Reigns back in the ring. Ziggler takes out Mercury and Noble on the outside. Reigns with a Spear to Rollins. Reigns hooks the leg to get the pinfall.
Winners: Roman Reigns & Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Roman Reigns and Dolph Ziggler celebrate on the turnbuckles. We see a replay of the finish. The show goes off the air with an upset Big Show staring down Reigns.

TNA Using New Knockouts Championshp Belt

When Impact Wrestling posted a photo on Instagram of their championship belts under the Christmas tree, some people noticed that the classic Knockout’s Championship was missing. It seems that with the move to Destination America, TNA has also redesigned that women’s title. The belt, which used to feature a white strap with an outdated TNA logo, has been modernized. It now features a black leather strap with a similar design, but with updated logos and colors. Check out the photo below.

And a close up of the new belt

Opinionated View- It was time they had used the same belt since the title was introduced in 2007. Now its also time to update the tag titles.

First List of Talent Confirmed For The EVOLVE & WWNLive Supershows During WrestleMania Weekend

It was announced today that the following talents are confirmed EVOLVE & WWNLive Supershows during WrestleMania weekend. More stars will be announced…
* EVOLVE Champion Drew Galloway
* DGUSA Open The Freedom Gate Champion Johnny Gargano
* DGUSA Open The United Gate Champions The Premier Athlete Brand
* Ricochet
* Rich Swann
* AR Fox
* Chris Hero
* Timothy Thatcher
* Biff Busick

Opinionated View- You know what Gabe pick a damn name be EVOLVE, DGUSA or WWN Live. You are running 1 huge company not 3 separate ones.

TNA Upset With Final Spike TV Episodes

TNA officials are said to be upset that Spike TV decided to move the last two “best of” episodes of Impact Wrestling to late night. Officials thought that the final two episodes would air in their normal 9-11 PM ET time

Opinionated View- They should be upset because those shows featured ads for the ShopTNA sales and the next set of tapings and well by dicking around with the time less people saw them. The good news is TNA is now onto a network that wants to work with them and Spike can air more shit like Cops and Dumb Tattoo Shows Number 7

AJ Lee News: Backstage Heat For Slammy Speech, Negative Reaction To Appearing With Punk At UFC, More

Several people backstage in WWE weren’t happy about AJ Lee’s speech during the Slammy Awards. It wasn’t said to be scripted the way she said it. Some see it as a shot at every Diva in WWE, except for Paige.

There was also a negative reaction to AJ taking time off to be with CM Punk for his UFC signing announcement at UFC 181 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

There is also said to have been an incident last month, called a “hiccup” with AJ, that happened backstage. This resulted in AJ being removed from an episode of WWE Main Event. We’ll reveal more details as we get them.

Opinionated View- You gotta be careful with any report given how AJ News of the day has taken the place of Sting news of the day. Of course I can see WWE being petty enough to be upset she dared to support her husband. And so what if she insulted the other divas they other divas should be insulted.

Kevin Nash comments on arrest

Kevin Nash spoke with the Orlando Sentinel regarding the altercation with his son Tristen that led to both men being arrested on Christmas Eve morning. "We're not the Capones," Kevin Nash told the Orlando Sentinel Thursday. "We just opened presents and we went out to dinner last night."
Nash added that no punches were thrown during the incident. "I'm a big, old guy," Nash said. "I could have hit him anywhere." Nash noted that he pinned his son down after he became "out of control" after drinking heavily." Read more at

2014 Tribute to the Troops airing on NBC

Just a quick reminder that one hour version of the 2014 WWE Tribute to the Troops special will be airing on NBC on Saturday night (12/27) starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (7:00 CT). The official NBC preview reads: "Florida Georgia Line, Hulk Hogan, John Cena and the cast of "The Voice" headline the 12th annual holiday event spreading goodwill to U.S. Armed Forces around the world. Also: messages from "Today" hosts."

Non-Spoiler Match Listing For Tonight’s Smackdown

* Kane vs. Ryback
* Naomi vs. Alicia Fox
* R-Truth vs. Adam Rose
* US Title Match: Rusev © vs. Dean Ambrose
* The Miz vs. Jimmy Uso
* Dolph Ziggler and Roman Reigns vs. Big Show and Seth Rollins

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Morale At All Time Low in WWE?

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that morale in WWE has gotten worse since the Vince McMahon interview on the live WWE Network edition of Steve Austin’s podcast. The problem among the talent is that they feel McMahon buried just about everyone outside of Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt and the now-infamous “brass ring” comments hit home for a lot of midcard guys who were pushed in a very start-stop manner.

Another notable point among the talent who were down on the interview were the burial of Cesaro, who at one point was believed to have top babyface potential before his heel turn. Morale got bad enough that Triple H did a speech to the whole roster in an attempt at damage control that backfire. It is said that the NXT guys love him, but that he lost credibility with the main roster guys who have been there for a long time.

Opinionated View- I've said it all along the current roster isn't allowed to even jump up and grab the ring. If I'm a guy whose on the main roster right now and I'm not one of the golden children I would give up. I'd keep working I'd make my money but I'd also assume things will never change.

Gail Kim Not Under Contract to TNA?

TNA Knockout Gail Kim is reportedly not signed to a new long-term deal with TNA. However, Kim has reportedly agreed to work for TNA on a per-appearance agreement, so Kim will likely still appear in TNA after the Destination America move.

Opinionated View- I wouldn't worry to much. Remember TNA was kind of stuck in a spot with out a TV deal. Gail is not going back to hell... I mean the WWE Divas Division. The hold up could be that Gail who is now 37 might want to take time off to be with her husband.

AJ Lee Reportedly Injured

According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, AJ Lee is currently out due to injury. The site reports that Lee had been working hurt so that WWE could wrap up her feud with Nikki Bella. There had been a plan to do a big injury angle to write AJ off of TV, but they were scrapped for some reason.
AJ’s time off is a big reason why Naomi and Natalya were moved into contender positions for the title. The plan was originally to have Naomi go for the title, but they look to be leaning in Natalya’s direction now. AJ is expected to be back in 2015 once she’s healed up

Alberto El Patron News: ROH Plans, Another MMA Company Bidding For Him

- As previously reported, Alberto El Patron is in talks with Bellator MMA about a deal to fight for the promotion. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that El Patron is in talks with another MMA company as well and that unsurprisingly, he will be signing with the better money offer.

The site adds that in terms of his Ring of Honor work, El Patron asked specifically to work with ACH. Patron wants to work with ACH because he believes ACH is very talented and comes from San Antonio. He has also asked to work with Roderick Strong and Kyle O’Reilly.
For those wondering I did watch the last few #TNA #IMPACTonSPIKE's and enjoyed them. I say screw Spike for being stupid enough to drop TNA and than dicking around with the time. But hey Jan 7 is coming and that means #DestinationIMPACT
And of course Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Is WWE Giving Up on Roman Reigns?

Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins may very well cash-in his banged up Money in the Bank briefcase at the upcoming Royal Rumble PPV and winning the WWE World Championship. If in fact WWE pulls the trigger, Seth will be booked to cash the briefcase on John Cena if he somehow manages to take out Brock Lesnar w...ith a feud between Cena and Rollins going forward.\

Unfortunately for another former Shield member, management seems to be having doubts about Roman Reigns winning the Royal Rumble Match due to fan-reaction being near dull during his 'bout against Big Show this past Monday on RAW. Possible names to be booked to win the traditional match are Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler.

Dean himself is a big rumored name to win should the creative team not book Roman for the win.

Opinionated View- Dear God, Baby Jesus, and every other figure from religion I want this to be true. I can't express how much I want this to be true. The problem is its a Dave Meltzer story and well Dave love to just post random BS to get his hits up. It contradicts everything we have been hearing all year. And WWE doesn't give up on its lame ideas.

WWE Suspends Kevin Nash's Legends Contract

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that Kevin Nash’s WWE Legends contract has been suspended as a result of the arrest. Nash signed a five-year deal with the WWE Legends program in 2011, which encompasses promotional and TV appearances.

WWE released a statement on Nash’s arrest earlier today, saying: “Kevin Nash has not regularly performed for WWE since January 2004. He is currently under a non-wrestling ‘legends’ contract, which has been immediately suspended until this domestic dispute is resolved.”
Port Orange attorney Mark Politis, who was speaking on behalf of the Nash family, said he “didn’t think the incident will affect Kevin’s WWE career.”

Politis also stated on the incident: “It’s an unfortunate situation. They’re a good family. I’m hoping the State Attorney’s Office will receive my information and dismiss the charges. The kid was out of control, and the father was defending his wife. I’m pretty confident we will have a resolution in the next couple of months.”
Hope everyone has a happy and safe Christmas and to everyone not celebrating that holiday than Happy Holidays to you. Odds are there won't be much news the rest of the week so I don't know how much content I can post

Update on the arrests of WWE legend Kevin Nash and his son

Tristen Nash claims his father Kevin Nash chokeslammed him to the ground following an argument, causing the 18-year-old to blackout in a Wednesday morning incident that ultimately led to both men being arrested. Kevin Nash's version of the events is that his son came home drunk and belligerent, then spit in his face and elbowed him.

Police arrested Kevin Nash because they felt he was the aggressor. Tristen was arrested two hours later when an uncle called the police to report that the he had "slung his mom around the kitchen." At last check, both men were still jailed. For more on the story, visit

ROH 2014 Year in Review

TMZ: Kevin Nash arrested over "bloody fight" with his son is reporting that Kevin Nash was arrested on Wednesday morning over what was described as a "bloody fight" with his 18-year-old son Tristen. Police received a phone call about a domestic incident just after midnight and when police arrived, blood was clearly visible on Nash's face. Nash was taken into custody in Volusia County, Florida.

Two hours later, police received another call from a person claiming that Nash's son attacked his mother. Tristen Nash was then arrested for battery.

Police told TMZ that they believe alcohol was a factor. Both are being held without bond. You can view both mug shots in the TMZ article link below.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

12/23 WWE Main Event Report

Los Matadores(Fernando and Diego) with El Torito vs. Cesaro and Tyson Kidd with Natalya
Tyson starts things off with Diego and backs him into a corner. They make a tag quickly and connect with a double hip toss. Tyson quickly works Fernando to a corner and tags in Cesaro. They stomp him in the corner and Cesaro lifts him for the Swing. Tyson runs in and kicks his head. The pinfall attempt is quickly broken up Diego. Tyson makes another tag and catapults Diego into a Cesaro uppercut. Cesaro taunts the audience before pinning with his foot on his chest. 1..2..kickout. Cesaro and Tyson keep tagging in and out. Tyson hits a leg drop on the apron. 1..2..kickout. Tyson keeps Fernando grounded with a headlock. Fernando tries to fight out, but Tyson kicks him in the gut. Cesaro is back in and they do a double team superkick german suplex. 1..2..kickout. Cesaro keeps putting the pressure on Fernando with a headlock. Fernando slowly fights to a vertical base. Cesaro breaks his momentum quickly with a tag to Tyson. They keep stomping Fernando in the corner and making tags. Fernando starts to escape but Cesaro pulls his bandana down. Cesaro runs up top and gets hit with a dropkick. Diego gets the hot tag and hits a springboard forearm along with a springboard back elbow. Diego flips over a charging Cesaro and hits a leg drop. 1..2..pinfall broken up. Now, Tyson and Fernando are both in. Diego charges Cesaro and is hit with a Tyson kick. They do a double team powerbomb and blockbuster after making another tag. Tyson pins him. 1..2..3. OFFICIAL RESULT: Cesaro and Tyson Kidd @ 5:00 via pin
Summer Rae will face Brie Bella next. Also, Luke Harper will go against Jack Swagger later.
Renee is backstage with The New Day. She asks them about the issues with Stardust. Big E says they will embrace the brotherhood amongst us. He goes on a preacher like sermon. Xavier pokes fun at his sweating problem. Xavier says this isn’t about the past but the present. Stardust and Goldust appear on the television screen. Stardust says they have a present for them. Goldust says they are outdated. Stardust says they are brothers in infinite nothingness. Stardust and Goldust hiss at The New Day. Kofi just says what. The New Day slowly walks away.

Summer Rae vs. Brie Bella with Nikki Bella
Brie and Summer lock up to start the match. The crowd chants for Brie. Summer pushes Brie into a corner, but Brie quickly turns the tables. They get into a pushing match and lock up into another corner. Summer charges Brie and ends up cornered. Brie kicks Summer in the face then dropkicks her hard. Summer quickly hotshots Brie and hits a spinning crescent kick. 1..2..kickout. Summer pulls her hair back against the canvas. Summer wrenches Brie’s own arm around her own throat. Brie tries to fight out and finally ducks a Summer clothesline. Brie hits a few clotheslines of her own and one completely misses. Brie hits some kicks and plays to the crowd. Brie hits a running knee and a missile dropkick. 1..2..3.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Brie Bella @ 3:00 via pin

Big E with Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods vs. Stardust with Goldust
Stardust in a nice heel move kicks the presents on the set down before walking down the ramp. Both teams discuss strategy before starting the match. Big E glares towards Stardust and quickly tosses him around. Big E tries to get the crowd into it. Stardust goes for a go behind, but Big E simply tosses him over his back. Stardust retreats to the outside of the ring. Stardust finally gains some momentum with some kicks and by avoiding Big E’s attacks. Big E regains momentum quickly with a running shoulder charge. Big E catches Stardust in a belly-to-belly suplex. Stardust catches Big E with a chopblock and leaves him in the corner. Stardust starts choking him with his boot and stomps him down. Stardust goes for a cover that only gets 1. Stardust shoots for a half nelson and shifts into a chinlock. Big E tries to fight out, but Stardust connects on the kitchen sink knee. Stardust continues the assault with punches and kicks. Stardust tries to ground him with a full nelson. He transitions that into another chinlock. Big E simply throws him off with his body weight. Stardust misses a springboard forearm and Big E takes advantage. Big E hits some suplexes and the running warrior splash. Big E gets distracted by Goldust. Big E knocks him off, and Stardust takes advantage. Goldust was on the ropes recovering causing Stardust to lose his balance. Big E hits the Big Ending. 1..2..3.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Big E @ 5:00 via pinfall

We get a Raw recap featuring Ho Ho Hogan. We also get Kane trying to ruin it and Piper talking to Rusev with Ryback. They show highlights from the Santa’s Helpers match. We also get the interactions between John Cena and Seth Rollins. After that, they go into the Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt match.
We get an Ascension promo during the commercial break.

Luke Harper vs. Jack Swagger
Luke and Swagger charge each other immediately. They reach a stalemate with neither man gaining the advantage. Harper makes a weird noise and that seems to infuriate Swagger. Swagger wrestles him down and gets a gator roll. Swagger corners Harper who hits some stiff forearms to escape. They start trading strikes, and Harper attacks the throat. Harper tears at Swagger’s eyes and casually kicks him in the head. Harper keeps on attacking the throat. Harper hits a European uppercut. Harper starts choking Swagger. The crowd chants USA for some reason. Swagger hits a belly-to-belly suplex. Both men remain down and Harper charges into a Swagger boot. Swagger hits a falling clothesline. Swagger does the we the people and goes for the swagger bomb. Harper gets the boots up and clotheslines Swagger to the outside. We go to a commercial break.

We return from the commercial with Harper in control. Harper starts stomping Swagger into the ground. Harper chokes him down with his boot. Harper connects on a hard whip and back elbow. 1..2..kickout. Harper keeps Swagger grounded on a chinlock. Swagger starts to fight back, yet Harper ends his momentum quickly on a dropkick. There are bruises and cuts all over Harper’s arm which just adds to his character. We get a cut in the feed for a second and only miss a boot choke. Harper starts raking the nose and throws Swagger’s head into the turnbuckle. It is gator roll time. Harper turns that into a headlock. JBL and Cole start talking about Adam Rose for some reason. Swagger tries to belly-to-back out of the headlock, yet Harper seems unfazed. Harper just continues wrenching the headlock. Swagger tries to come back. Harper stops his attack with a quick elbow. They go to the outside where Swagger starts throwing Harper into the barricade. The countout reaches 8, and they return to the ring. Swagger hits a chopblock and the swinging slam. 1..2..kickout. Swagger and Harper trade strikes leading to a Harper elbow. Harper lifts Swagger in a belly-to-back and throws him into the ropes. 1..2..kickout. Harper hits a superkick. 1..2..kickout. Harper goes for a powerbomb and Swagger counters, but Harper counters that. Swagger with another counter into the patriot lock. Harper quickly rolls out. Harper climbs the top turnbuckle, but Swagger catches him with the running slam. 1..2..kickout. Swagger plays to the crowd and runs right into the truck stop slam. 1..2..kickout. Harper’s clothesline is ducked leading to a Swagger german suplex. He follows that up with a Swagger bomb. 1..2..kickout. Swagger lifts Harper into a gutwrench. Swagger quickly picks the ankle and gets the patriot lock. Harper almost gets out, but Swagger pulls him back twice. Finally, Harper escapes with the rope break. Harper grabs the leg of Swagger throwing him out. Swagger runs right back into the lariat. 1..2..3.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Luke Harper @ 14:00 via pinfall